[242] [211] [240] 241 CARVED IVORY COMB FRENCH, 16TH CENTURY A most remarkable example of ajouré ivory carving, the centre a broad band with three medallions of profile busts in the style of the antique, divided by acanthus volutes and flanked by two levrier dogs, crouching. The twin combs with fine and coarse teeth, flanked by scrolls with dolphin body termination. Slight defects. Size, 4 x 61/4 inches A similar comb with medallions in the Musee du Louvre. Compare Henry Harvard, « Dictionnaire de l’Ameublement », vol. 4, p. 186. From the Spitzer legacies. Inventory No. 3873. [SEL’ ILLUSTRATION] 242 CARVED IVORY BAS-RELIEF 9TH OR 1OTH CENTURY Half of an ivory plaque representing Eve receiving the apple from an unseen Adam. She is placed under an arch engraved with folia-tions. Very fine stiff fold treatment of the garment. Size, about 4 x 11/2 inches Nearly the same Conception as shown on bronze plaquette No. 1, « La Collection Spitzer », Paris, 1892, vol. 4, p. 133 (catalogued as cast from an ancient ivory sculpture). From the Spitzer legacies. [SEE ILLUSTRATION] 92