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Additional Photos in first row show samples of the original deteriorated condition of one of the mermaid tails and of one of the broken ivory bands around the base of the lamp.

original condition of a mermaid tail

original condition of one of the ivory bands of lamp


sizing up a piece of ivory to be carved for lamp

The photo to the left shows a piece of raw ivory that was about to be used to carve a mermaid tail for the lamp.
Bottom row is a detailed shot of a newly carved mermaid tail attached to the piece and the last photo shows more detail and profile of the new marble base made for the lamp.


newly carved ivory mermaid tail

profile and closeup of new marble base


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