Super pair of carved ivory Dieppe figures mounted on bases. Stand 13.5 and 13cm tall. The gentleman to the left with hat and coins and a beaded necklace with a cross. The lady with walking stick and hand warmer.
Dieppe in northern France has long been associated with ivory carvings since the trade that developed with Guinea in the 17th Century. Many exotic materials were imported and Dieppe became an artistic centre.