German Baroque cup and cover made of burlwood ebony and bone
Reference No.: 23
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Category: Curiosities and Natural History
Location of Origin: Europe / England
Medium/Materials: Burlwood Ebony and Bone
Dimensions: 16in (h) x 7in (w)
Description: The cup is made of turned burl with a gadrooned base. The base with badroons and carved bone feet. The cover again made of the same burlwood and is accented with carved bone crown and finial.
Provenance: Private Collection The Hague Netherlands
Additional Information: Elegant turnings such as the present example became popular within the Aristocracy during the Rensaissance and remained popular through the Baroque period and into the 18th century.
For a similar example carved in Ivory which sold at Christies on July 9, 2009 for $69,000 (sale number 7745 lot 56). Also see an ivory example sold at Christies in February, 2009 for $58,900 (sale 1209 lot 659). Numerous examples are also present in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London the Metropolitan Museum in New York the Getty Museum in Los Angeles and the Bayerisches museum in Munich Germany.