London, South Kensington
29 March 2007
A Chinese ivory cylindrical box and cover, 19th century
the sides carved with three figures playing weiqi and the Eight Immortals with their respective attributes standing amidst pine trees in a fenced garden before a shrine entrance, below figures in a garden and playing weiqi around the cover, the top with a wreathing dragon pursuing the flaming pearl amidst cloud scrolls, all reserved on a wan ground -- 5 3/16in. (13.2cm.) high.
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