Wow. This is a piece of Americana that just intrigues me. Carved out of a solid elephant ivory ball, this piece opens up into 3 panels carved in 3D. The soldiers on each panel are renderings of typical Revolutionary War soldiers. The center panel is an officer on horseback, possible George Washington, and is one half of the ball. The right quarter is a navy fellow holding a cutlass with the sea behind him. The left panel looks to be an infantryman with either cannon bursts or clouds behind him...