is an exquisite ivory miniature book with detailed hand carved text from the well know Chinese novel "DREAM OF THE RED MANSION" along with an exceptional hand craved illustration depicting the story. The workmanship and quality on this signed miniature sculpture is incredible. The amazingly minute Chinese characters are clear and well-defined and can be easily read with a magnify glass. Definitely the work of a master artist. This very solid, quality ivory piece weighs over 68 grams, carries wonderful ivory cross hatchings and is in flawless condition with no cracks, chips or hairlines. It measures approximately 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" and over 1/4" thick. It has a folding custom wood stand for display. This was purchased in the 60's and guaranteed to be genuine elephant ivory. I am offering this masterpiece at an incredibly LOW starting bid with NO reserve. Good luck bidding!

Shipping: Please note that I am unable to accept international bidders at this time. I will only ship within the United States via USPS Priority Mail. The shipping cost is a flat rate of $7.50 with optional insurance - $1.35 for $50, $2.30 for $100 and $1.05 for each additional $100. I will try to combine shipping when possible.

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