A carved and pieced ivory ovoid vase with figures in landscape scene 19th Century

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A carved and pieced ivory ovoid vase with figures in landscape scene
19th Century

Sold for US$ 11,590 inc. premium

Asian Decorative Arts

15 Mar 2011, 10:00 PDT

San Francisco

A carved and pieced ivory ovoid vase with figures in landscape scene
19th Century
The long neck with intricately incised plantain leaf and lotus blossom band separating two small archaistic handles supporting separately carved ivory rings below a leiwen rim, all supported by a ruyi shaped lotus and vine band at the shoulder above a continuous deeply undercut tableau of Three Kingdoms characters within a richly detailed rocky grove, all above an additional delicate plantain leaf band supported by a raised foot.
6 1/2in (16.5cm) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    by repute ex-Sassoon collection. The numbers 510 1439 written in ink to the interior of the rim and the base
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