Lot 109

An unusual Chinese carved ivory vessel


An unusual Chinese carved ivory vessel. Qing dynasty, 18th century or later. The flared oval neck section is finely carved in shallow relief with a horizontal band of decoration consisting of c-scrolls and two Chinese characters translating as the great Qing dynasty with another two on the other side bearing a two character Qianlong reign mark. Beneath are three equidistant rams heads and tails carved in relief against six hind legs with hoofed feet. The vessel is displayed on a carved wood base. 4.3 in (10.9 cm) height. Provenance: Property of the late Lieutenant Colonel J.E. Armstrong from the collection at Drumnigh House.

Auction Date: September 2013


£400 - £600

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