A tall ivory vase. Early 20th century

A tall ivory vase. Early 20th century - image-1
A tall ivory vase. Early 20th century - image-1

A tall ivory vase. Early 20th century

Carved from one single tusk, to the neck two lion heads mounted with loose rings, to the body and neck alltogether four lobed reserves carved with dragons in clouds, the lid surmounted by a figure group underneath a pine (damaged). To the base of the body and the lid an apocryphal two-character mark Qianlong.
Height 55.5 cm

二十世紀上半葉 象牙雕龍紋蓋瓶
《乾隆》仿款

Literature

Compare a similar work in: S. E. Lucas, The Catalogue of Sassoon Chinese Ivories, vol. 2, London/New Yort 1950. no. 468

Lot 384 Dα

Estimate:
3.000 € - 5.000 €

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