Ivory Figure of Venus Attributed to Leonard Kern (1588-1662)

A Fine Ivory Figure of Venus Attributed to Leonard Kern (1588-1662)
The head, fore arm and part of the veil missing
Circa 1635 – 45
Size: 23cm high – 9 ins high
Leonard Kern worked in Naples and then Rome before settling in Heidelberg, Nuremburg and Schwí¤bisch Hall and became Germany’s leading master of turned or carved ivory. Mid 17th century Europe’s courtly taste had turned from bronze to ivory and Kern’s style reflected a shift from Mannerist elegance and refinement to the more robust and naturalistic classicism of the Baroque.

Ivory Figure of Venus Attributed to Leonard Kern (1588-1662)

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