Asian Art Online Auction

August 25, 2016

LOT 37

Lot 37

Carved Ivory Phoenix Boat with Figures, 19th Century

Carved Ivory Phoenix Boat with Figures, 19th Century
Lot 37 Details
Carved Ivory Phoenix Boat with Figures, 19th Century

Finely carved with a phoenix head at the bow, with rowers seated throughout
length 11.6" — 29.5 cm.

Estimate $200-$300

Realised: $660
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


A very similar pair of boats was sold at Christie’s London, December 7, 2010, lot 65


figures are detachable, one leg of base is missing, pick of one figure detached, few cracks and losses

LOT 37

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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