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Russian Gilt-bronze Figure of a Bear on Rock Crystal Base

Auction:
3000B
Lot:
392
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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3000B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
April 07, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

Russian Gilt-bronze Figure of a Bear on Rock Crystal Base, 19th century, heavily carved, depicting a bear pushing down on a walrus in battle, each animal with red hardstone eyes, modeled on a naturalistic base, ht. 6 1/2, wd. 8 1/4 in.
Estimate $7,000-9,000


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Hardstone, Matter, Megafauna, Physical universe, Quartz, Walrus, Whaling

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