• Chinese Ceramics & Works of Ar auction at Christies

    Sale 5944

    Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art

    10 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 2

    AN IVORY CARVING OF A GRASSHOPPER UPON A CABBAGE, 19TH CENTURY

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    AN IVORY CARVING OF A GRASSHOPPER UPON A CABBAGE, 19TH CENTURY
    The long vegetable finely and naturalistically carved, with the slender legged insect and a flowering blossom perched on its upper side, vibrant green staining to the underside -- 8¾in. (22.3cm.) wide, fitted wood stand.


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