Property from Various Owners
A pair of carved ivory rectangular panels
Each of rectangular form with cusped corners framing deeply undercut interior scenes, the first portraying a beauty and scholar standing beneath an elaborate lantern, the second with the pair enjoying paintings while a pet bird perches above on a tall pole, the surfaces highlighted with black and polychrome pigments, the back of each panel inscribed da Qing gong zhi or da Qing shou; each set within a reticulated wood stand.
11in (28cm) height of ivory
15 1/4in (38.5cm) height overall
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