Lot 1306* ♣ - A198 Ivory collection - Thursday, 30. September 2021, 11.00 AM

NURSING MADONNA, SEATED ON A THRONE

Gothic Revival, France, 19th century.
Ivory, carved all around. Mary, seated on a Gothic choir stool, nursing the Christ Child on her lap.
H 32 cm.
This object contains material of endangered species and is subject to certain trade restrictions. Prospective buyers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import it into another country.


Minimal cracks.

The figure on offer is probably based on a figure in the Musée du Louvre, which was acquired from the Révoil Collection in 1828. The figure in the Louvre, just like an enthroned Madonna and Child in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, and three figures of St. Catherine, are extremely true to style. They are attributed to a forger known as Agrafe Forger. Cf. Jaap Leeuwenberg: Early Nineteenth-Century Gothic Ivories. In: Aachener Kunstblätter, limited reproduction from Volume 39, Aachen 1969, p. 121, Ill. 20.

CHF 2 000 / 3 000

€ 1 870 / 2 800