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Chinese buffalo horn box with dragon and shou carving

Chinese buffalo horn box with dragon and shou carving


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Horn: Pre 1910: Item # 1119087

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Nirvana Oriental Antiques
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 $600.00 
A Chinese buffalo horn box, the front and back panels carved deeply with writhing dragons and the sides with auspicious characters. The cover shows two confronting dragons.The quality of the carving and the condition of the box are excellent; there are a small hole in the centre of the base and one in the cover. Could be that a cord was supposed to go through the box with knots on the ends ? the box containing precious personal things similar to what a Japanese inro was used for? anyway, this is a competently carved and tactile item, size: 4 3/4 inches (9.8cm) long. age; C. 1900.