Three ivory and gourd cricket cages Late Qing / early Republican period
Lot 311 Y
Three ivory and gourd cricket cages Late Qing / early Republican period
Sold for HK$ 7,500 (US$ 966) inc. premium

Lot Details
Fine ivory carvings from the Ashfield Collection, United Kingdom (lots 301-313)
Three ivory and gourd cricket cages
Late Qing / early Republican period
All moulded of elongated form with waisted bodies and surmounted with a cover, the largest moulded with deer and cranes beneath pine tree decoration with a zitan and reticulated ivory cover; another also with zitan and pierced pavilion in landscape cover; the last with a floral motif ivory cover.
Largest: 17.3cm high. (6).

Footnotes

  • 清末民初 葫蘆模製蟋蟀筒三件

    Provenance 來源:
    Ashfield collection

    (左)器身呈核果形,頸為象牙,通體素面,蓋為象牙鏤雕花卉紋,外飾葫蘆一圈。
    (中)器身呈長條形,通體淺刻山水圖,高山為背景,前景有大樹小屋。木蓋飾鏤雕山水圖。
    (右)器呈長形,底略平,身模製鹿鶴同春圖,一鹿一鶴回首對望,中間飾一松樹。木蓋中間鑲鏤雕花卉紋象牙飾。

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