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Ivory Carving

Auction:
2574B
Lot:
293
Sold for:
$1,225$1,000

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2574B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 01, 2011 11:00AM

Description:

Ivory Carving, China, depicting Admiral Zheng He on a ship with a rat, monkey, and rooster, with two sails incised with the characters shou and tao, an illusion to his invasion of the Middle East in the 15th century, carved and incised auspicious symbols, inlaid with hardstone, signed with mother-of-pearl inlaid seal, lg. 18, ht. 23 1/4 in.
Estimate $2,000-4,000

Keywords

Zheng He, Admiral, China, Archaeology, Gemstones, Hardstone

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