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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Ivory: Pre 1980: item # 1167042

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Elaborate Chinese Carved Bone Vase
The Art and Orchid Gallery presents for sale a hand carved bottle-shaped bone vase covered from lip to foot with deep relief Chinese images over diaper grounds. Around the lip is meandering key (a type of Pakwa design); then Indian lotus scroll.[159A, 192B, 42C] Proceeding down the bottle's neck are two opposing roundels containing flowering poppy plants on rock relief above the Chinese 'nest of boxes' diaper.[192D] The roundel borders are made of continuing lotus scroll with 4 large lotus blossoms sitting on a symmetrical Pakwa key, a fillet; then an unsymmetrical Pakwa key begins at the shoulder which is covered with incised lotus scroll. The bulbous body is composed of two large medallions with Imperial dragons (5 toes) in relief above a wave diaper.[42E, 192F, 159G] The dragons are an emblem of vigilance and safe guarding. They are covered with incised scales.[159F] The carving ends with straight leaf or lotus petal at the foot.[42 I] The bone vase has an unidentified incised-inked mark on the bottom. It has passed the hot needle test, acetone insolubility and hardness tests (5-6 on Mohs scale).[33J] References available upon request. Provenance: It was the property of an American lady since 1980. Size: ~ 8 1/2" H x 4 1/2"; weight: ~ 1042 grams;


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