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Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "Two Fine Antique Narwhal Tusks of Similar Proportions"
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Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
Both with old mellow and smooth patinas and spiralling grooves
Early 19th Century
Sizes: a: 188cm long – 74 ins long / 195cm high – 76¾ ins high (with stand)
b: 188cm long – 74 ins long / 195cm high – 76¾ ins high (with stand)
CITES available for export
Provenance: Ex Private Swiss collection
It was not until 1638, when the Danish scholar Ole Worm showed the prized horn came from narwhals, that the unicorn myth began to be refuted and fade from European memory.