Coral Carving of a Maiden with Wheat Sheaves
Lot 2016
Coral Carving of a Maiden with Wheat Sheaves
Sold for US$ 4,375 inc. premium
Lot Details
Coral Carving of a Maiden with Wheat Sheaves
Coralium elatium
Idar-Oberstein, Germany

This virtuoso piece was carved by a an unidentified German master from a single large specimen of bright reddish-orange coral to depict a female nude draped with robes surrounded by sheaves of wheat. Likely to have been carved circa 1970 the availability of such large specimens of coral is unheard of in today's market. Measures 8 x 4x 2 in

Footnotes

  • Potential bidders outside of the United States who intend to import this lot are advised that permits will be required for coral and that they may not be granted. If you are interested in this lot, please contact the Natural History Department before bidding.

Saleroom notices

  • This carving became damaged during our exhibition set up. A crack was sustained across the lower 1/3 of the piece. It has been professionally repaired. The quality of the carving is excellent. Photographs of the damage can be emailed to interested prospective purchasers.
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