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Unusual Antique Silver Napkin Holder Depicting The Tetramorph And Sphinx For Sale

Unusual Antique Silver Napkin Holder Depicting The Tetramorph And Sphinx


 PRESENTING THIS WEEK A SUPERB COLLECTION OF ANTIQUE COINS INCLUDING CROWNS DATING FROM 1696, ANTIQUE CHINESE CARVINGS, VICTORIAN & GEORGIAN SILVER & POCKET WATCHES, A MEGALODON FOSSIL SHARKS TOOTH AND OTHER UNUSUAL COLLECTIBLES 

UNUSUAL ANTIQUE SILVER NAPKIN HOLDER DEPICTING THE TETRAMORPH AND SPHINX, BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE



 

A beautiful antique solid silver napkin holder with pictograms of the Sphinx and what appears to refer to theTetramorph

Possibly used for in a spiritual setting or household

No hallmarks, tests for silver, excellent uncleaned condition

Wonderful engravings are sharp and crisp depicting a Babylonian sphinx and the Tetramorph

 A Tetramorph is a symbolic arrangement of four differing elements, or the combination of four disparate elements in one unit. The term is derived from the Greek tetra, meaning four, and morph, shape

In art the Tetramorph is the union of the symbols of the Four Evangelists, the four living Creatures derived from the Book of Ezekiel, into a single figure or, more commonly, a group of four figures. Each of the four Evangelists is usually shown with wings: St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. In Christian art and iconography, Evangelist portraits are often accompanied by Tetramorphs, or the symbols alone used to represent them. Evangelist portraits that depict them in their human forms are often accompanied by their symbolic creatures

The word comes from the Greek for "four forms" or "shapes".The Tetramorphs were especially common in Early Medieval art, above all in illuminated Gospel books, but remain common in religious art to the present day

An unusual antique silver napkin holder

Please see photos for exact condition

Box is for display only and not part of the sale

Low start and

I aim for no less than 5 star response on all my items. Please be aware that by offerding on this item you are agreeing to the postage charges and that they are the lowest I can charge for packaging etc.  I have a full refund policy should any item not be as described, but know you will be delighted with your purchase!

THE COLLECTORS SERVICE PLEDGE

Full refund if you are not happy with your purchase
Clear photos and all questions answered
Honest, reliable, professional service
Careful packaging
Any issues resolved quickly and to your complete satisfaction
All I ask in return is if for any reason you feel 5 stars is not warranted please contact me first before leaving response so that I can ensure you are totally happy!

Many thanks for visiting THE COLLECTORS sale, where 100% customer satisfaction is the aim

Please browse my other listings where you will find a great selection of original vintage pocket watches which are picked to be a fantastic addition to any collection. Also many other antique collectibles and unique items that are hard to find! I am always adding new and interesting items weekly

I am very happy to combine postage and answer any questions you may have
Payment by Paypal preferred but other types of payment accepted, I appreciate payment within 5 days of closing of sale. International buyers are very welcome but please contact me for exact postage rates

THE COLLECTOR

   Please also see

  ANTIQUE HUGE VICTORIAN SOLID SILVER 1872 POCKET WATCH, CASE BY SPECIALIST MAKER WILLIAM HAMMON

  RARE ANTIQUE SOLID SILVER 1696 KING WILLIAM III BRITISH CROWN    

  ANTIQUE EDWARDIAN SOLID SILVER SUGAR SIFTER SPOON,1905, SUPERB CONDITION

RARE ANTIQUE WALNUT PERFUME BOTTLE CASE, WITH ORIGINAL BOTTLES, BEAUTIFUL BOX  

HUGE PREHISTORIC C MEGALODON FOSSIL SHARK TOOTH, 28 -1.5 MILLION YEARS BCE,              


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