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Pair of Ivory Emperor and Empress on Horseback

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Ivory: Pre 1920   item# 1165009 (stock# 435AOG)

Pair of Ivory Emperor and Empress on Horseback
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$745 for the Pair, SOLD, Thank You 

This pair of figures in carved, incised and stained Oriental ivory was probably made before 1920. The ivory carving exhibits some Japanese motifs, such as the rising sun designs on the saddle cloth and the three clawed dragon prominently shown on the Emperor's jacket.[42A, 168B] The Chinese styles, however, seem more obvious to us. They include: the figures' physiognomy, particularly facial and body posture; head dress; and sectional appliques.[25C] There is a back-to-back 'pakwa ...click for details


Ivory Objet De Vitrine Snuff Bottle

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Ivory: Pre 1920   item# 1102409 (stock# 290AOG)

Ivory Objet De Vitrine Snuff Bottle
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$620, SOLD 

This unusual finely carved and incised polychrome ivory was probably crafted in the Late Qing Period as a cabinet bottle for collectors. The delicately carved coiffured head is the integral snuff bottle stopper. The incised details of the woman's robes, shawls, shoes, hair pin and the elephant's saddle cloth are hand painted in five colors and gilded. The saddle cloth contains the incised Chinese wave motif, outlined in blue-purple, while the fringe is triangle pattern over gilded ground ...click for details

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