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Chinese Export Ivory Ladder Puzzle

Chinese Export Ivory Ladder Puzzle

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Trade Arts: Pre 1900: Item # 819803

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A Chinese export ivory ladder puzzle. Dimensions: 6 in. x 4 1/8 in. 19th century.

Start with one bead between each of the rungs of the ladder. The aim is to get all the beads together on the cord without removing them from the cord at any time.

Four of the ends to the rungs of the ladder have been replaced with later “buttons”. Otherwise the puzzle appears to be complete.

A set containing this puzzle is illustrated in Crossman: The Decorative Arts of the China Trade, p. 296.