MANNER OF SIMON TROGER: A PAIR OF 18TH CENTURY SOUTH GERMAN FRUITWOOD AND IVORY FIGURES OF BEGGARS, with glass eyes, the peasant musicians in torn clothes carved in fruitwood revealing their flesh and features carved in ivory, one depicting a male bagpipe player and the other depicting an elderly woman with a bonnet, both faces carved with detailed and emotive features emphasising their suffering, both on naturalistic carved supports with later ebonised oval bases,
23cm high (2)
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Provenance: Property of a Gentleman, from the private collection of a large Scottish country estate.
These figures are typical of the small scale ivory and fruitwood figures produced in the Tyrolean workshop of Simon Troger. Troger was a self trained sculptor who specialised in figurative groups of genre, allegorical and biblical scenes in a combination of stained wood, ivory and glass and was commissioned by numerous important patrons including Maximilian III.
Related Literature: Tardy 'Les Ivoires', Paris, 1977, page 196 for similar figures.
each 23cm high
Estimated at £800 - £1,200