A marine specimen: pair of Marlin rostrum turned to emulate the Narwal tusk, Italy 1800.

Italy beginning 19th century.

6900 EURO

An important pair from the Wunderkammer: two Marlin fish beaks turned to emulate the spiral shape of the Narwhal tooth.
The base is made of turned walnut, in the shape of a vase with handles, covered in silver foil, embossed and chiseled, while the round bases that support the vases are made of lacquered wood in imitation of porphyry. The handles are made of silver foil and are decorated with leaf motifs and two blindfolded Moorish heads in profile at the top. A sequence of ribs and registers of leaves follow one another following the wavy profile up to support the two beaks. On the shoulders female faces from which two garlands of fruit and flowers fall. The beaks of Marlin (Istiophorus platypterus) are filled and turned to emulate the tooth of the narwhal. Italy early 19th century.

33” – 84 CM H 14” – 36 CM L 6” – 15 CM D


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