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CHINESE IVORY CARVING OF A NOBLE WOMAN

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Ivory: Pre 1900   item# 1241516 (stock# 3536)

CHINESE IVORY CARVING OF A NOBLE WOMAN
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$3000.00 

This rare ivory carving of an empress with her attendant is a late 19th century product. It is 9” high (with a fitted hardwood carved base, it is 10 ½” high), 2 ¾” wide and 2 1/8” deep (both measured from bottom). This image depicts a story told in traditional Chinese opera and classical literature about a beautiful young noble woman, Yang YuHuan (楊 玉 環) who lived from 719 to 756 A. D. She married the seventh emperor, Xuanzong (唐 玄 宗), of the Tang Dyn ...click for details


CHINESE EXPORT CARVED IVORY JEWELRY BOX

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Ivory: Pre 1900   item# 1230753 (stock# 1131)

CHINESE EXPORT CARVED IVORY JEWELRY BOX
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Bamboo Grove



$3000.00 

This very well carved Chinese export ivory jewelry box is a mid or late 19th century product. Three dragons surrounded by lucky clouds are carved into the top of the box. Two dragons appear on the front of the box and one on the rear. There is a mirror and removable tray inside the jewelry box. The tray and bottom of the box are lined with dark blue velvet. The box has four legs. Aside from an old repair near the lock and one small age crack on the top, it is in good condition. It is 6” long ...click for details


CHINESE IVORY CARVING OF A SCHOLAR

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Ivory: Pre 1900   item# 1205977 (stock# 3527)

CHINESE IVORY CARVING OF A SCHOLAR
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Bamboo Grove



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This very well carved ivory statue of a scholar is a late 19th century product. It is 11" high (with hardwood carved base, it is 13" high), 3 1/2" wide and 2 1/2" thick. The image is the well-known Song Dynasty (960AD~1270AD) hermit scholar Lin Pu (林 逋). Li Pu (967AD~1028AD) was born in Hang Zhou City, Zhe Jiang. When he was young he traveled a lot. Later in life, he settled down to live alone under the Gu Mountain near Xi Lake. He was well known and was a ...click for details


CHINESE CARVED IVORY SEALS

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Ivory: Pre 1910   item# 1173486 (stock# 3494)

CHINESE CARVED IVORY SEALS
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Bamboo Grove



$1000.00 

This pair of carved ivory seals is an early 20th century product. They are 1 7/16” high and 1” square. They are carved as a pair of reclining lions (or Foo dogs) holding globes. Seals such as these are called “phrase seals.” Usually seals are for names, dates, collections or phrases; phrase seals are the most interesting. The four characters on one seal reads “Resting on a couch, (I am) watching the cloud.” The other one reads “Leaning on the window, (I am) listening to the rain drops.” ...click for details


CHINESE IVORY CARVING OF A SAGE

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Ivory: Pre 1910   item# 1171813 (stock# 3475)

CHINESE IVORY CARVING OF A SAGE
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Bamboo Grove



$2600.00 

This rare and unusual ivory carving of a sage is an early 20th century product. It is 10” high (with fitted hard wood base, it is 11” high), 3 ½” wide and 3” thick both measured from bottom. This image is the great Chinese herbalist and acupuncturist Li Shi-Zhen (李 時 珍, 1518~1593). Li Shi-Zhen is considered to be one of the greatest naturalists in China. He was interested in the proper classification and use of herbs. His major contribution to Chinese medicine was his b ...click for details


CHINESE CARVED IVORY STATUE OF A MAIDEN

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Ivory: Pre 1910   item# 1171465 (stock# 1125)

CHINESE CARVED IVORY STATUE OF A MAIDEN
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Bamboo Grove



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This early 20th century ivory carving of a maiden is 15 7/8” high (17 ½” with base), 3 ½” wide and 2 7/8” thick. She wears a simple and elegant robe and holds a bouquet of flowers in front of her. The carving is superb and has nice patina. The wood base is a later made piece. Aside from some small hair line cracks due to its age, the statue is in great condition. More detailed photos are available.


CHINESE IVORY CARVING OF GUAN YIN WITH CHILD

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Ivory: Pre 1920   item# 1162136 (stock# 3461)

CHINESE IVORY CARVING OF GUAN YIN WITH CHILD
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Bamboo Grove



$4250.00 

This superb ivory carving of Guan Yin is an early 20th century product. It is 12 ¼” high (wood base is not included), 2 ¾” wide (from bottom) and 2 1/8” thick (from bottom). It depicts Guan Yin (goddess of mercy) holding a young child. The laughing child carries a lotus blossom and leaf. Guan Yin is riding on the back of a carp with a dragon head surrounded by waves and lotus. According to Chinese legend, Guan Yin always shows different faces or offers multiple functions to comfort us. In t ...click for details


CHINESE IVORY CARVING OF TWO IMMORTALS

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Ivory: Pre 1920   item# 1160771 (stock# 3456)

CHINESE IVORY CARVING OF TWO IMMORTALS
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Bamboo Grove



$6000.00 

These rare ivory carvings of two immortals are early 20th century products. The male immortal is Lu Dongbin; he is 8 ¾” high (with base is 10” high), 3” wide 2 ½” thick. The female is He Xiangu; she is 8 ¾” high (with base is 10” high), 3” wide 2 ½” thick. Lu Dongbin ( 呂洞賓 ) is one of the most widely known of the group of deities known as the “Eight Immortals” and considered by some to be the leader. He is depicted as being dressed as a scholar and often bears a sword ...click for details


CHINESE IVORY CARVING OF TIE GUAI LI

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Ivory: Pre 1910   item# 1151517 (stock# 3454)

CHINESE IVORY CARVING OF TIE GUAI LI
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Bamboo Grove



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This superb ivory carving of a Chinese legendary figure Tie Gui Li is a late 19th or early 20th century product. It is 11 3/4” tall (including base); without the base it is 10” high, 2 3/4” wide and 2 1/8” in depth. The statue presents a legendary Chinese character who is a member of the eight immortals. According to legend, one day he told his follower that his spirit was going to travel far away. He asked the young follower to watch over his body for seven days while he was away. If he di ...click for details


19TH C. CHINESE IVORY CARVING OF A NOBLE LADY

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Ivory: Pre 1900   item# 1142135 (stock# 3442)

19TH C. CHINESE IVORY CARVING OF A NOBLE LADY
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Bamboo Grove



$2750.00 

This finely carved noble lady is a mid or late 19th century product. It is 12” high, 2 ¾” wide and 2 3/8” thick. There is an honorable “Yong Zheng” mark on the bottom. The lady is holding a bunch of lily blossoms in her left hand and a basket of peony blossoms in her right hand. The statue has great patina. Aside from some loss of coloring and a small old repair to a broken tassel on the front of her robe, it is in excellent condition.

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