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Raised on an Integral Pedestal Foot
Smooth silky patina, two small age cracks to the neck
Late 17th – Early 18th Century
Size: 20cm high 11.5cm dia. - 8 ins high, 4½ ins dia.
Thence by Descent
See: Finch & Co catalogue no.20, item no.48, for a large German Renaissance turned Rhinoceros horn bowl
The newly invented art of virtuosity turning in ivory, rhinoceros horn and exotic woods was regarded in the Renaissance as a form of advanced mechanical technology admirably suited as a pastime for Princes. In 1578 the artist Georg Wecker became Dresden’s ‘Court Turner for Life’ to the Elector Augustus of Saxony.