Pair of Chinese Qing dynasty mother-of-pearl shells finely and densely carved with a scene of figures fighting on horseback among temples and traditional buildings. The shells are fitted on nice quality wood stands carved in the form of flowering lotus branches. The shells measure about 8 1/2” x 7 1/2” (height on stand: about 11 3/4”). 19th century. One shell is in very good condition with only a tiny flaw to the edge. The second shell has some losses to the edge as shown in the images. This pair is from an old Scottsdale, Arizona collection.