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A German or French turned ivory 'Tour de Force'  18th century and later

A German or French turned ivory 'Tour de Force' 18th century and later

A CARVED EBONY AND IVORY TOWER (height 31 cm, 12 in.). GERMAN, 18TH CENTURY Via Christies

A CARVED EBONY AND IVORY TOWER (height 31 cm, 12 in.). GERMAN, 18TH CENTURY Via Christies

Two polyhedrons   Egidius Lobenigk  1581-1584  Priceless Antiques clearly stating trends even today. Futuristic, monochromatic with slight tension. Detail & opulence in a sedated tone...breathtaking

Two polyhedrons Egidius Lobenigk 1581-1584 Priceless Antiques clearly stating trends even today. Futuristic, monochromatic with slight tension. Detail & opulence in a sedated tone...breathtaking

Contre-fait ball of ivory with a medallion in glass painting (height 36.6 cm). Egidius Lobenigk, 1586.  Courtesy of Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

Egidius Lobenigk: Contrefait-Kugel aus Elfenbein mit einem Medaillon in Hinterglasmalerei, um Dresden, SKD, Grünes Gewölbe

Ivory pillar with icosahedral (height 70.6 cm). Egidius Lobenigk, 1591 Courtesy of Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

Ivory pillar with icosahedral (height cm). Egidius Lobenigk, 1591 Courtesy of Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

Chinese Carved Ivory Figural Puzzle Ball, with wooden base. Measures - 7 1/2" high. Weight - 232 grams.

Chinese Carved Ivory Figural Puzzle Ball, with wooden base. Measures - 7 1/2" high. Weight - 232 grams.

Two ivory polyhedrons, 1581-1584 AD   The creation of these pieces called for the utmost skill and a thorough knowledge of mathematics and perspective. Anyone who could produce a piece of this kind on the lathe had outstanding gifts and his skill was beyond question. Carved between 1581 and 1584 by Egidius Lobenigk, and they're now at the Dresden State Art.

Two ivory polyhedrons, 1581-1584 AD The creation of these pieces called for the utmost skill and a thorough knowledge of mathematics and perspective. Anyone who could produce a piece of this kind on the lathe had outstanding gifts and his skill was beyond question. Carved between 1581 and 1584 by Egidius Lobenigk, and they're now at the Dresden State Art.


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