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Iron worker

carved ivory, first half of the 19th century

This ivory figurine is a portray of an iron worker with various tools in his hands. It may be opened by hinges and shows iron worker in different scenes (left side: helpmate with forcer; right side: smelter with broach).

This ivory carving was purchased in 1938 from the private collection of Karl Spitzner, former ‘Oberbergrat’ in Dresden.


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