Pair of giltwood Hippocampus
Pair of 17th century hippocampus carved in wood, supported by scroll detail depicting the ocean waves, showing original gilding. Typically fragments of an early overdoor or crest. Excellent carved detail to back showing early construction and some repairs.
Hippocampus are strongly associated with creativity & imagination, also symbolic of true love, humility and freedom also regarded as a symbol of hope and a good omen by sailors.
38cm (15") high
30cm (12") wide
9cm (3") deep