A pair of Chinese pearl shells carved in Canton with beautiful scenes of figures at leisure, dignitaries in sedan chairs, men on horseback; all against a background of mountains, pavilions and trees. The shells are large and of good quality and the carving excellent. They come with their own custom made wood stands. size: 10 inches x 8 1/2 inches ( 25x22 cm). Age; late Qing. condition: very good, only a slight bruise to the thin edge of one shell.