An ivory card case and paperweight
Mid Qing/ Late Qing dynasty
The case finely carved on the exterior featuring scenes of figures relaxing under lush trees in a garden, the main figures depicted holding a fan with attendants serving food and tea, looked on by figures within pavilions and riding on a sampan, the upper surface and base featuring further scenes of dragon amidst clouds and two birds perched on tree branches; the counter naturalistically carved in the form of a stem of bamboo, with a bird encircling the prunus tree on the exterior, the interior with two insects.
Longest: 13.5cm long. (2).