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Philosophers of Ancient Greece

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Exceptional, carved ivory profile portraits; twelve philosophers of ancient Greece, their identities engraved beneath in Greek, within a deep wedge form frame veneered in rosewood.

The retailers label to the reverse inscribed in pen 'Edward Puckle, late', above the printed text for Colnaghi & Puckle of Cockspur Street, London.

In 1840 Martin Colnaghi joined with Edward Puckle to trade as Colnaghi and Puckle. By 1843 Martin Colnaghi was bankrupt; the business being passed to Puckle by 1845. This work assumed to be stock from the partnership sold immediately after the business had passed to Puckle.

English, circa 1830.

15 in x 13 7/8 in x 3 7/8 in in


Item Code: 3982

£ 4950

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