GREAT QUALITY ANTIQUE 19TH C. CARVED FAUX IVORY EXPORT CANTONESE CHINESE BOX

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 18, 2013
  • Channel: Auction House

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19TH CENTURY CANTONESE (CHINESE) CARVED FAUX IVORY BOX

Description :
Outstanding 19th century export Chinese faux ivory box with very profuse and detailed carved decorations. It is fully covered with carved scenes of scholars departing at their country retreat, with a special profusion on the lid. The latter does also sport a blank oval for the inscription of the owner’s initials.
The excellent carving, the profuse number of characters, the different depths of carving and details such as the decorated escutcheon bespeak of a great quality. The box opens and closes without problems.

Maximum dimensions :
12.2cm (length) x 8.3cm (width) x 4cm (height)
Weight: 121gr

Condition :
Excellent overall condition with some restoration on the lid (illustrated), although it is not intrusive, and the box can be handled for its exhibition and appreciation without fear for its condition, which is solid. Please, see the attached pictures for a better illustration of its condition.

Payment and shipment :
Possibility of paying in 30-60 days, according to
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