12-01-2011 12-03-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2574B Boston
December 1, 2011 11:00 AMCalender
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Ivory Carving

$1,225$1,000
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, China, Admiral