A Japanese stained ivory snuff bottle of elongated spade shape; carved on one face with a seated scholar and acolyte amidst a rocky landscape; the reverse with a horse and rider in a similar setting; the sides with lotus scroll rising to archaic characters at the shoulders; the neck and matching stopper with key fret; the recessed base with an apocryphal Qianlong mark
A large Japanese ivory snuff bottle of compressed ovoid form; supported on a raised foot rim with a recessed base; the neck consisting of a separate piece threaded into the body (see photo #7); painted in black lacquer with a continuous scene of phoenix upon rockery amidst prunus and peony; matching stopper
finely carved with detailed flowing robe and a sash tied around the waist, wearing a Mongolian style hat and drinking a stream of wine from a Mughal style ewer; drilled with two small holes to affix to the hardwood stand; originally painted, but with little pigment remaining
Late Qing Dynasty
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An ivory Guanyin wearing a finely carved hooded robe, holding a ruyi scepter in one hand, the other raised in a mudra, the hollow material with an insert in the base incised with an apocryphal Chenghua mark. 6 3/8" tall. Late Qing Dynasty.
A charming ivory model of a reclining boy, well carved with a pleasant expression on his face, a tuft of hair atop his head, wearing a loose fitting jacket with pants, his left hand raised and holding a plum blossom, the other across his lap with a reed, the material discoloured with age. Two character mark on base. 6.4 cm long. 5 cm tall. 19th Century.