A Curious Pair of Finely Cast Silver Dwarves Mining Malachite

A Curious Pair of Finely Cast Silver Dwarves Mining Malachite

1800 to 1900 Russia

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A Curious Pair of Finely Cast Silver Dwarves Mining Malachite
Probably Russian
Silver, malachite and ebony
Early 19th Century

Size : 9 cm high, 15 cm wide, 11.5 cm deep – 3½ ins high, 6 ins wide, 4½ ins deep
See Finch and Co catalogue no. 4 ( item no. 76 ) for another example in gold and amethyst

Typical of the 'Artificialia' so desired by the Princely collectors of the European courts for their 'Wunderkammer' these silver dwarves mining a colourful seam of malachite are at once amusing and curious.

Dimensions
Height 9.00 cm (3.54 inches)
Width 15.00 cm (5.91 inches)
Depth 11.50 cm (4.53 inches)
Stock Code
F017
Medium
Silver, malachite and ebony
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