Carved Treasures - Art Deco Ivory Bone Carved Elephant Signed Earrings (ADE034)
Carved Treasures - Art Deco Ivory Bone Carved Elephant Signed Earrings. These exquisite earrings are crafted from sterling silver, unmarked but tested. Featuring carved bone, Art Deco styling and quality craftsmanship. These beautiful earrings feature pierced and non pierced screw-backs, with a carved ball on each surmount. The drops are comprised of 4 beautifully carved elephants, which exhibit lovely detail . The earrings are signed at the bottom of the carved dangle, and are of wonderful quality. These Art Deco era earrings are highly collectible and so special. A real treasure!
Bone carving encompasses the acts of creating art, tools, and other goods by carving animal bones, antlers, and horns. It can result in the ornamentation of a bone or the creation of a distinct object. Bone carving has been practiced by a variety of world cultures, sometimes as a cheaper, and recently a legal, substitute for ivory carving. It was important in prehistoric art, with notable figures like the Swimming Reindeer, made of antler, and many of the Venus figurines. The Anglo-Saxon Franks Casket is a bone casket imitating earlier ivory ones.
Measurements: Earrings 55.00 mm x 11.50 mm
Stone Size: Bone 41.00 mm 11.50 mm Bone 7.00 mm round
Weight: 6.60 grams
Date: Circa 1920