Two export tortoise shell circular covered boxes 19th Century
Lot 3676Y
Two export tortoise shell circular covered boxes 19th Century
Sold for US$ 3,600 inc. premium
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Two export tortoise shell circular covered boxes
19th Century
The covers of each elaborately carved and deeply undercut; the larger with figures pursuing various leisure activities, all within a lush garden landscape, set within a floral border that continues around the sides, the base carved in low relief with a similar motif as the cover, enclosed within a bamboo border; the smaller with six figures in and around a dwelling surrounded by lush vegetation, encircled by a floral border, the base carved in low relief with a scene of three men fanning themselves in the heat (both with chips, age crack).
Diameters 4in and 3 3/8in (10 and 8.5cm)
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