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    Sale 2611

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 May 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1907

    A FINELY CARVED IVORY LOTUS-FORM WATERPOT AND COVER

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    Estimate

    A FINELY CARVED IVORY LOTUS-FORM WATERPOT AND COVER
    QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY

    Naturalistically carved in high relief and openwork as a large lotus pod, the fluted sides enveloped by four large leaves and a stem of millet rising over the side and resting on the cover among evenly-spaced lotus seeds
    3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.) wide, Japanese wood box


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    Compare with another box and cover from the Sir Victor Sassoon Trust naturalistically carved as a large peach exhibited at the Oriental Ceramics Society and British Museum exhibition, Chinese Ivories from the Shang to the Qing, London, 1984, catalogue no. 193.

    Provenance

    Sydney Moss Ltd., London


    Pre-Lot Text

    ANOTHER PROPERTY


    Literature

    The Literati Mode, Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London, 1986, no. 96