Asian Art Auction

December 04, 2017

LOT 69
A Large Chinese Figural Ivory Ewer, Qing Dynasty Mid 19th Century, Seal Mark to Base
  • A Large Chinese Figural Ivory Ewer, Qing Dynasty Mid 19th Century, Seal Mark to Base
  • A Large Chinese Figural Ivory Ewer, Qing Dynasty Mid 19th Century, Seal Mark to Base

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A Large Chinese Figural Ivory Ewer, Qing Dynasty Mid 19th Century, Seal Mark to Base

Intricately carved throughout, with three faceted tiers, the lower section depicting dragons and phoenixes amongst clouds and flames, the belly with detailed figural windows, and the neck mirroring the dragon and phoenix motif. The handle is dynamically carved as a serpentine dragon, mouth agape to reveal teeth and a pointed tongue, and the spout is issuing from the mouth of a beast
height 15.5 in — 39.4 cm

Estimate $1,000-$2,000

Realised: $1,560
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Provenance:

Private Collection, Toronto

Additional Info:

Department: Asian Art
Materials: Ivory
Origin: China
Period: Qing