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A Private View: Property from the Country Home of Christopher Cone and Stanley J. Seeger

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Arctic Ocean
NARWHAL TUSK STANDARD LAMP
with an Arts and Crafts wrought polished steel stand and brass quadruple brass bayonet fixing
narwhal ivory, steel
height to brass fitting: 165cm., 65in.
early 20th century
Put together circa 1920.
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Catalogue Note

The pleated stiffened linen shade was found by Stanley Seeger discarded on a beach.

Narwhal tusks were often part of the European kuntskammer created by discerning collectors of the Renaissance and later. They were historically traded for centuries and often believed to be the mythical horns from unicorns. They were costly objects of wonder and through their connection with the mythological were believed to possess magical properties, including the power to purify poisoned water.

A Private View: Property from the Country Home of Christopher Cone and Stanley J. Seeger

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London