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Large Ivory Carving

Auction:
2549B
Lot:
553
Sold for:
$50,363$42,500

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2549B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
June 03, 2011 9:00AM

Description:

Large Ivory Carving, China, 18th century, finely carved as the standing figure of a goddess holding a prunus spray with insects perched on it in her left hand, rosewood stand in the shape of a double-lotus pedestal, ht. 25 3/8 in.
Estimate $800-1,200

Age lines, damage to one of the insects on the plum branch (broken-off wing)

Keywords

China, Insect, Prunoideae, Prunus, Rosaceae, Spiraeoideae

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