Encore Exhibition Postcards - Ivory Bust Set

Encore Exhibition Postcards - Ivory Bust Set

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Blending ivory and gilded metal decoration, this gorgeous chess set is an example of chryselephantine, or sculpture incorporating both media. Though an ancient art form, chryselephantine sculpture was popular among artists of the Art Nouveau movement, which flourished in Europe and the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This movement embraced art that looked back to a romanticized version of pre-industrial times. 5" x 7"