Particular element in carved ivory with festive scenes, 19th century
dimensions: diameter 6.5 xh 23.5 cm
The fine object presents a work in low relief subdivided into two orders. In the lower part are carved some figures during a festive scene. A woman seated at a table plays a string instrument, on the right sits a listening figure and on the left a man is playing a cello, while behind her another figure plays a mandolin. A reserve with acanthus leaves separates the rear band from the upper band in which a dancing couple is carved, with vases, plants and trees around. The top is worked with acanthus leaves and has five holes arranged in a cross: it is possible that the object was used as a perfume burner.
The artifact, in good condition, dates from the 19th century and comes from northern Europe.