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...in mind. The high-quality repoussé work reveals an exciting battle scene, while the handle’s vibrant dragon sculpture evokes Chinese symbolism of good luck and strength. Price: $9,850 German Ivory Miniature......Tankard While the first German ivory sculptures date back to well over a thousand years ago, the ivory trade to Germany was cut off during Ottoman rule in Northern Africa and the art form subsequently went......into decline there. In the late 15th century, when the Portguese re-established reliable trade routes to sub-Saharan Africa, ivory began flowing back into central Europe and the famous wood carving artisans... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2014 » March

...: $9,850 German Ivory Miniature Tankard While the first German ivory sculptures date back to well over a thousand years ago, the ivory trade to Germany was cut off during Ottoman rule in Northern Africa......and the art form subsequently went into decline there. In the late 15th century, when the Portguese re-established reliable trade routes to sub-Saharan Africa, ivory began flowing back into central Europe and the famous wood carving artisans of Odenwald......subsequently adapted their meticulous skills to ivory. This specialized artistic tradition grew throughout Germany for centuries, yielding such marvellous works as this 4... Read More »

The Chicago International Art, Antique and Jewelry Show ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from News/Events] 01/05/2013
...  Get More Information and Purchase Tickets Ivory Shibayama Elephant Emerald and Diamond Necklace and Earring Suite Italian Micromosaic Table John Atkinson Grimshaw... Read More »

Fabergé Silver Flatware Service ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 02/21/2014
.... Touches such as full and partial gilding, and even the use of ivory for the salad serving set, bring this service to the height of opulence... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques

...in mind. The high-quality repoussé work reveals an exciting battle scene, while the handle’s vibrant dragon sculpture evokes Chinese symbolism of good luck and strength. Price: $9,850 German Ivory Miniature......Tankard While the first German ivory sculptures date back to well over a thousand years ago, the ivory trade to Germany was cut off during Ottoman rule in Northern Africa and the art form subsequently went......into decline there. In the late 15th century, when the Portguese re-established reliable trade routes to sub-Saharan Africa, ivory began flowing back into central Europe and the famous wood carving artisans... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2013 » August

...| posted by Deborah Choate Chinese carved ivory tazza with the addition of a puzzle ball, Circa 1820 If you were to hear the word “puzzle....... Carved from a single piece of ivory, the ball is comprised of a series of nested spheres that move independently Chinese craftsmen paid much attention to detail when crafting these delicate masterpieces....... Puzzle balls are typically made of ivory and have 3 to 7 layers of concentric, hollow spheres. Using a small “L”-shaped tool, the artist would start with a solid ball of ivory, jade, wood or any other ductile material and carefully drill his way through to the center... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2013 » June

.... Once owned by and customized for Mexican General Joaquin Amaro Dominguez, this set is comprised of African ivory pieces carved in the universally-recognized Staunton design, a classically......’s side of the timer ran faster than his, giving the general quite the tactical advantage.   Chinese Ivory Chess Set......    The intricate carving of this set will astound you. These exceptional pieces, each hand-carved of pure and stained ivory, take the form of highly recognizable Chinese figures... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2014 » January

...–the creation of beautiful tea caddies. The rarest tea caddies were crafted of the most costly materials of the era, boasting stunning veneers of tortoiseshell and ivory, often with sterling silver mounts.......  This George III tea caddy  is enveloped entirely in tortoiseshell, with ivory and silver detailing of exceptional quality....... Incredibly rare indeed, this original pair of  George III ivory tea caddies  are encased in creamy white ivory, highlighted by tortoiseshell veneers and silver accents... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2013 » October

....  The beauty of this versatile material has been heightened with flecks of precious metals, materials such as tortoiseshell and ivory, and has even been set with hardstone and shells......| No Comments » A Marriage of Bronze and Ivory: From Antiquity to Art Deco October 4th, 2013 | posted by Phillip Youngberg Chryselephantine has been around for millennia, but it enjoyed a resurgence of popularity......a wood frame and covered with layers of ivory and gold; each material was used to represent either flesh or adornments, respectively.  Later, “chryselephantine” came to describe the combination... Read More »

Bird Boxes ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 06/04/2013
...; precious metals, tortoiseshell, ivory, mother of pearl, etc. As for the bird, a discerning point is the complexity of the melody and quality of sound, its general appearance, type of feathers (for instance......, iridescent real hummingbird feathers), the beak; ivory or bone versus metal or plastic, if the minute avis body is well-proportioned and detailed, etc. Another issue is the rarity or singularity of a certain... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » Antiques

...–the creation of beautiful tea caddies. The rarest tea caddies were crafted of the most costly materials of the era, boasting stunning veneers of tortoiseshell and ivory, often with sterling silver mounts.......  This George III tea caddy  is enveloped entirely in tortoiseshell, with ivory and silver detailing of exceptional quality....... Incredibly rare indeed, this original pair of  George III ivory tea caddies  are encased in creamy white ivory, highlighted by tortoiseshell veneers and silver accents... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2013 » March

...” of luxury and style. Even the fine arts were impacted by the new ideals of Art Deco. “Friends Forever” by Demetre Haralamb Chiparus is a charming figure of a young girl and her two borzoi, or Russian wolfhound companions, comprised of patinated, cold-painted bronze and intricately carved ivory, a......combination known as chryselephantine. The combination of ivory and bronze was pioneered in Belgium at the turn of the 20th century.......   Friends Forever Bronze and Ivory by Chiparus All of these pieces express the various wondrous qualities of Art Deco... Read More »

Glossary of Antiques Terms - Antiques Glossary ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Glossary]
.... In classical architecture they are commonly seen on column shafts and run in a vertical direction. French Ivory Synthetic ivory....... An artificial plastic produced to imitate ivory first produced by the Xylonite Company in 1866. Other names include Celluloid, Ivoride, Ivorine, Ivorite and Pyralin... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » Jewelry

...” of luxury and style. Even the fine arts were impacted by the new ideals of Art Deco. “Friends Forever” by Demetre Haralamb Chiparus is a charming figure of a young girl and her two borzoi, or Russian wolfhound companions, comprised of patinated, cold-painted bronze and intricately carved ivory, a......combination known as chryselephantine. The combination of ivory and bronze was pioneered in Belgium at the turn of the 20th century.......   Friends Forever Bronze and Ivory by Chiparus All of these pieces express the various wondrous qualities of Art Deco... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » Justine D’Ooge

....  The beauty of this versatile material has been heightened with flecks of precious metals, materials such as tortoiseshell and ivory, and has even been set with hardstone and shells... Read More »