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Micro image Austria or France, Dieppe, late 18th to early 19th century

Ivory,

later Frame: bronze, gilded, 19th century

measurements: 8,9 x 11,8 x 0,8 cm, with frame: 12,4 x 13,1 cm

The rectangular micro image depicts a landscape with a pagoda surrounded by palms and trees. Chinese people shown in different situations in front of the temple.

 

Literature:

P.W. Hartmann, Elfenbeinkunst, Selbstverlag, Wien 1999; P.W. Hartmann, Mikrobilder, Wunder der Bildhauerkunst, Wien (2005)

 

Exhibition: “Mikrobilder – Wunder der Bildhauerkunst“, Kunstkammer des Kunsthistorischen Museums in Wien, 28. Februar bis 3. September 2000, later residence at Salzburg, Jagd- und Fischereimuseum in München: „The Connoisseur Collection“