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19th Century, Hand-Carved Meerschaum Bas Relief Plaque, Justin Mathieu - French

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A large hand carved meerschaum bas relief plaque by Justin Mathieu; the scene shows Joan of Arc with her troops. The carving is intricate and very detailed. Meerschaum is a form of mineral known as sepiolite; it is sometimes found floating on the Black Sea and is rather suggestive of sea foam (hence the German origin of the name, as well as the French name for the same substance, écume de mer). This material became very popular during the 19th Century due to its softness; as it was relatively easy to carve elaborate works of art. Meerschaum was used mainly in religious themes but was also used for other types of applications; for instance, this material was extensively used in tobacco pipes. This material is very delicate and fragile but we have placed it in a black frame for extra protection and safety. H: 43cm x 50cm.

Details

  • Creator
    Justin Mathieu 1 (Maker)
  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Condition
    Good
  • Dimensions
    H 16.93 in. x Dm 19.69 in.H 43 cm x Dm 50 cm
  • Diameter
    19.69 in. (50 cm)
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    LU2207313080001
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