Exhibition 20041. A Carved Ivory Figure
China Early 18 th Century
Excluding stand 6" (15cm)
A rare and amusing carved ivory figure of a
European merchant, bearing a vase containing red
coral. The figure has long curling hair and a folding
cape over a buttoned waistcoat and laced boots,
with a faithful dog at his side. (Two from this set
are to be exhibited at the “Encounters Exhibition”,
the Meeting of Asia & Europe, at the V&A Museum,
in Nov ’04. Lent by The Peabody Museum, MA.)
This exhibit has been sold.
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