A carved ivory box and cover 17th century
Lot 297Y
A carved ivory box and cover
17th century
Sold for £10,000 (US$ 16,586) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A carved ivory box and cover
17th century
The box raised on lobed petal-formed foot and carved with four smiling Buddhist lions encircling the body amid cloud scrolls, the screw-fitting cover carved with two four-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls around a lobed finial, fixed wood stand. 10cm (4in) high

Footnotes

  • 十七世紀 象牙雕佛獅紋蓋盒

    It is very unusual to find ivory boxes of Chinese manufacture with screw-fitting covers as on the present lot, which may have been intended for the South East Asian markets. A very similar box and cover but with a lion finial, dated to the second half of the 17th century, is illustrated by W.Watson (ed.) Chinese Ivories from the Shang to the Qing, London, 1984, no.187. Compare also a related ivory box in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum, no.2564-1856, illustrated ibid., no.186.
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