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A WELL-CARVED IVORY COVERED BOX
JIAQING/DAOGUANG

Of elongated octagonal form, carved allover with scenes of figures at various pursuits within dense settings of pavilions, pagodas, trees, boats and gardens, all within foliate borders, raised on four monster mask and paw supports, the clasp and interior also ivory and the base wood, repairs, cracks--14 1/4 in. (36.2cm.) long

Lot Essay

Compare the box of this type in the Kwan Collection, included in the exhibition, Chinese Ivories, Art Gallery, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1990, Catalogue no. 178
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