Posts tagged "art history"
Wood, Walnut and Elephant Ivory
Badge of the Order of the Elephant of Demark
Evrard Bapst 1822
Watch featuring an image of Saint George.
This piece was referred to as a “Lesser George” by the Met Museum. That seems to imply that it was intended to be a part of the vestments worn by a member of the Order of the Garter. It is “lesser” as compared to the “Great George,” a large three dimensional figure of Saint George worn about the neck. Most “Lesser George” figures are on a badge or watch.
George Nicholas Vallin 1600
18th Century European Snuff Boxes.