A very fine and exceptional pair of 19th century Chinese carved mother-of-pearl shell panels on wooden stands, one of the thick and heavy shell panels exquisitely carved to the center with a large fruit amongst leafy vine, the border finely carved with a large band of continuous scene of figures in daily pursuit, the lower part of the panel carved with a large carp; the second panel superbly carved allover with a battle scene with numerous houses and trees to the background; the reverse of both panels left plain and uncarved, the shell has aged to a light golden color. Each panel raised on a late date finely carved and pierced display hardwood stand.
NOTE : The two shell panels are not a matching pair as their decorations are not the same, but the quality of carvings to both panels are equally fine and they display very well as a pair.
DATE : Chinese, Qing Dynasty, 19th Century.
MARK : no mark or signature.
SIZE : approximately 11 3/4" (30 cm) high on wood stands; one shell panel about 8 1/4" (21 cm) maximum width, the second panel about 8 3/4" (22.5 cm) maximum width.
CONDITION : both shell panels in perfect condition, some natural flaws, impurities, and crazing around the back only. No other damage or repair noted. Wooden stands are also perfect.
SHIPPING : Inclusive.