• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5916

    Christie's Interiors

    3 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 137

    A CANTONESE IVORY PUZZLE BALL AND STAND

    19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A CANTONESE IVORY PUZZLE BALL AND STAND
    19TH CENTURY
    The largest concentric pierced ball carved with scrolling dragons, containing balls pierced with a geometric pattern, the stand carved with children picking up peaches from a tree, a smaller puzzle ball set in the centre of the stand
    17 1/8in. (43.5cm.) high (2)


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