A small ivory brushpot, fan, card case and cover
Mid Qing / Late Qing dynasty
The small circular brushpot carved on the exterior with incised bamboo and inscription; the case with a cover matching both sides, featuring scenes of court officials seated in discussion with attendants, merchants, workers and farmers engaging in daily activities a figure playing the pipa, a fisherman depicted gazing at travellers on boats, the upper surface and base further carved with birds feeding on pomegranates and a pair of phoenixes, all bordered by dragons at the edges; the fan with sides intricately carved in scenes of figures amongst landscape, repeated across the fan with further figures engaging in various activities amidst pavilions within lush trees, bound together with a string of ribbon and at the opposing tip.
Longest: 23.7cm long. (4).