All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Trade Arts : Pre 1900 item #1268820 (stock #6A2D)
Lilly Parker Antiques, Inc.
Chinese Export carved Ivory Box for European Market, Ca. mid 1800's, 2 1/8" high, 9 5/8" wide, 3 3/4" deep, with exquisite deep three(3) dimensional exquisite carving of typical Chinese Scholars reading Poems and other activities in the Pavilions in the outdoor Garden scenery in Cartouches on top, front, back and both sides within sprigs of floral design border. It has European style brass hinges and key holes which is not working, small upper section brass compartment is missing, the bottom is hardwood. There are some stains and separation of the joints caused by the nature of the ivory and age.