London, South Kensington
28 June 2001
An ivory box and cover simulating a pine tree section
early 20th Century
carved and pierced to the exterior with gnarled branches and flowerheads issuing from the naturalistic bark, the interior carved with a dragonfly and a cricket within shaped panels -- 4¼in. (10.8cm.) wide, (slight warping to sections, small chip to one box's interior edge).
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