Description: Two small carved ivory and fruitwood sculptures attributed to the Austrian sculptor Simon Troger (1693 - 1768) .
The open mouth filled with individual teeth the deeply carved beard and eyes which clearly articulate both the pupil are characteristic of Troger's work.
Location of Origin: Europe / England
Medium/Materials: Ivory and fruitwood.
Dimensions: Overall including base - 9in (h). Figures alone - 8in (h).
Provenance: Ex English Collection
Expertise: Troger had clients which included; Electors of Bavaria of Saxony and of Brandenburg and other royal central European families.
Troger's accomplished works were part of the collection of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge. His works can also be found in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London The rijksmuseum in Amsterdam the Hermitage in St. Petersburg Palazzo Pitti Florence the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum in Munich and the Grunes Gewolbe Dresden.
R. Eikelmann Bayerisches Nationalmuseum Handbook of the art and cultural history colletions Munich 2002
E. Philippovich Elfenbein: Ein Handbuch f?r Sammler und Liebhaber Brunswick 1961 rev. Munich 1982
E. Philippovich 'Simon Troger und andere Elfeneinkunstler aus Tirol' Schlern Schriften 216 1961
C. Theuerkauff Die Bildwerke in Elfenbein des 16.-19. Jahrhunderts. Die Bildwerke der Skulpturengalerie Berlin Berlin 1986