antique orientalia by Asian Rarities, netsuke, snuff bottles
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Ivory : Pre 1900 item #961687 (stock #907011)
Asian Rarities Enterprises, Inc.
Rare “Oliphant” decorative horn, carved from a centuries old tusk, with four recessed bands, and outer applications of gilt braised metal ormolu of finely designed flowers, maple leaves and scrolling vines with a flower button. This Oliphant has a metal cone shaped metal mouthpiece covering the tip that gives the appearance of a real horn, and has a fine linked chain that is attached to each end of the tusk that enable it to be hung for display purposes...