"Black Forest" ivory carved brooch
"Black Forest" ivory carved brooch. Such carvings were from German workshop of the Graf von Erbach-Erbach in Odenwald, and the Kehrer family at Erbach, Ernst (working 1830-40) and his son Edouard (1812-63). They were made from around 1830 to 1860. This brilliant piece of carving is set within a gold Rocco scrolling frame and made as a brooch. The brooch is complete with its original gold tooled box.
Circa 1830. There is a similar piece in the jewellery collection of the British Museum, London.