SENGHER, Filippo
(active 1675-1704 in Florence)

Portrait of the Grand Prince Ferdinando de' Medici

c. 1700
Ivory relief carving, 8,5 x 6,5 cm
Alberto Bruschi Collection, Grassina

Philipp Sengher of German origin, together with Balthasar Permoser, was the official ivory turner at the Medici court. He introduced the Grand Prince himself to the art of ivory turning, training him in the time-consuming work.