This pair of ivory cups was carved in the late Republican Period, maybe even after 1949. They are in excellent condition but lack patina: they have not been out in the air. They are ivory, not bone. They are well carved. They have a slight yellowing, are not pure white as new ivory is.
The carving is like that of rhino
horn or zitan cups w 8.5 cm x h 8 cm
This very well carved agate contemporary snuff bottle is 2 ¾” high, 1” wide and 3 quarters of an inch thick. The artist used the colors very well. The lighter part was carved as the body of the bottle. The dark part was carved as a bamboo branch with leaves and small Ling Zhi (tree mushroom). It is well hollowed, polished and in great condition.
AGE: around 1900's.
SIZE: Will add later, but big!
CONDITION: EXCELLENT, No Damages, No Repairs!!
Gorgeous, colorful mosaic, Italian from the 1900's. No stones missing!!! Highly Collectible piece!
very wll done pot with good shape and condition minor defects as noted
This very well carved contemporary snuff bottle is 2 ½” high, 1 5/8” wide and 1” thick. The lighter part was carved as the body of the bottle and darker part was carved into a praying mantis resting on a cucumber. The workmanship is precise and clear. It is well hollowed, polished and in great condition.
This carved agate contemporary snuff bottle is 2 ¾” high, 1 ¾” wide and 1 ¼” thick. The lighter part was carved as “Buddha hand citron” shape and used as the body of the bottle. The darker color agate was carved into a small bug which is resting on the fruit. It is well hollowed, polished and in great condition.