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A finely carved ivory wristrest
Qing dynasty, 18th / 19th century
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 10,200 USD
JUMP TO LOT
95
A finely carved ivory wristrest
Qing dynasty, 18th / 19th century
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 10,200 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The Concordia House Collection: Fine Chinese Jades and Important Works of Art from a Midwestern Family

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A finely carved ivory wristrest
Qing dynasty, 18th / 19th century
intricately carved to the curved interior with small frogs, crabs, shrimp and a salamander dispersed amongst waterweeds naturalistically carved with slender leaves entwined around a leafy floral sprig, the reverse carved in low relief with birds in flight amongst prunus and bamboo sprays, wood stand (2)
11 in., 28 cm
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Catalogue Note

A certain vogue for superbly carved ivory wristrests with elaborately carved undersides seems to have been initiated by the Qing Palace workshops, and the exquisite carving of the present pieces is a testament to the technical virtuosity of the ivory carvers during this period. 

The skillful and naturalistic carving of the present piece closely recalls one in The Cleveland Museum, illustrated in Chinese Ivories from the Shang to the Qing, London, 1984, no. 152, p. 139.  See also one from the Mary and George Bloch collection, sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 23rd October 2005, lot 113.

The Concordia House Collection: Fine Chinese Jades and Important Works of Art from a Midwestern Family

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New York