A fine 18th century carved ivory oliphant/hunting hornProbably Portuguese
Lot 306Y
A fine 18th century carved ivory oliphant/hunting hornProbably Portuguese
Sold for AU$ 6,000 (US$ 4,568) inc. premium

Lot Details
A fine 18th century carved ivory oliphant/hunting horn
Probably Portuguese
With a mouthpiece at the tip of the horn emerging from fanged jaws of a dog, carved throughout in low relief depicting a wild boar hunt in a wooded landscape, with a European figure on horseback and a pack of dogs attacking the boar whilst two further figures attack with spears, with a hole at either end for a carrying strap, 55cm long

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Private Collection Sydney
    Purchased in the UK in December 1957 for £3
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