A late 18th/early 19th century German carved ivory Corpus Christi
Lot 132Y
A late 18th/early 19th century German carved ivory Corpus Christi
£3,500 - 4,500
US$ 4,600 - 6,000

Amended
Lot Details
A late 18th/early 19th century German carved ivory Corpus Christi
finely worked with downcast head and rope tied perizonium, mounted on a veneered cross applied to a velvet covered backplate, set within an ebonised architectural case surmounted with an arched foliate carved IHS and MORS MEA VITA TUA inscribed cresting, above a pair of panelled doors, with ripple moulded border decoration on scrolling bracket feet, the corpus 26cm high approximately, the case 100cm high x 47cm wide x 12.5cm deep overall

Saleroom notices

  • Bonhams wish to alert bidders of the proposed regulatory changes that may limit or ban the import of objects containing elephant ivory into the U.S.A. This announcement was made by the U.S. Federal government the previous week and at this stage it is not known to what extent U.S. law enforcement may already be trying to abide by this new policy directive. Bonhams will update our buyers and bidders of any changes to this situation as soon as possible.
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    Specialist - European Sculpture and Works of Art
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