Auction Result: INTRICATELY CARVED & PAINTED CHINESE IVORY TUSK

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INTRICATELY CARVED & PAINTED CHINESE IVORY TUSK
 
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TitleINTRICATELY CARVED & PAINTED CHINESE IVORY TUSK
DescriptionStunning relief carved polychromed Chinese ivory carved elephant tusk. Has 17 individually carved figures doing different activities. Depicts Immortals with Phoenix. With them is minstrels, servants and gift givers. At base holds a breath taking design with a bust of Buddha fully cut out in the interior of the tusk. Buddha is depicted with hands to front. Has a cabochon cut coral bead to forehead. Covering the face is a dragon breathing fire with a dragon jewel. Surrounding them is clouds and water. Also mountains can be seen. Signed to side of piece. Late 19th or early 20th century. Includes silver inlay wooden base. Absolutely one of the most impressive ivory tusks to come out of a South Florida Estate in many, many years. Measures 28 1/2" height x 7" width + 2 3/8" base height (72.3cm x 17.7cm + 6cm).
Year of WorkCirca 1875-1925
SizeHeight 28.5 in.; Width 7 in. / Height 72.3 cm.; Width 17.7 cm.
Misc.Signed
Sale ofElite Decorative Arts: Sunday, March 17, 2013 [Lot 00442]
Fine Chinese Carvings & Works (Decorative Art)
Estimate12,000 - 16,000 USD
Sold For9,440 USD PREMIUM Currency Converter
 
 
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