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The Ivory sculptor (6 photos)
by Emmanuel LE CLERCQ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C:  W: 62 N: 3115] (15778)

A small serie dedicated to Mr J. Pierre Heckmann, the last ivory sculptor practising in Paris. His family has been exercizing this craft (art ?) since 1913, after coming from Dieppe, a Normandy town with a long history of ivory sculpting and established herself 57 rue Bonaparte, near Saint Germain des Prés. But when you enter his place or just have a look through the shop window, you just get back in time 100 or more years ago. Have a look...