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Morse Ivory Heart-Shaped Box

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An early 18th century heart-shaped box fretted all over and further carved to the lid with a huntsman and his dog pursuing a bird in flight, the base of the box hollowed out of the solid Norse (walrus) ivory and carved with two more birds in flight and an alert hare. most probably made as a pomander. French circa 1730.

w.1 7/8 inch x h.2 1/8 inch x d.7/8 inch

Item Code: 1851

£ 850

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