• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 245

    A RARE PAIR OF LARGE CARVED IVORY TUSKS

    19TH CENTURY

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    A RARE PAIR OF LARGE CARVED IVORY TUSKS
    19TH CENTURY
    Each intricately and deeply carved with numerous figures at various pursuits shown in scenes that ascend from the base to the tip, including officials, scholars, farmers, women, children, soldiers and animals, one also including an oval shield-shaped plaque carved with a European armorial that hangs from a ruyi-head hook below the tiled roof of a pavilion
    Approximately 53 in. (134.6 cm.) high on wood stand (2)


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    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.