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CANTON CARVED IVORY DRAGON BOAT

Antique Chinese Canton Carved Ivory Dragon Boat 19th C.

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We offer this stunning and rare antique carved Chinese Canton ivory model of a dragon boat dating from the 19th century. The boat is carved from a solid piece of ivory with a detailed bird carved to one end and the boat shape formed from the body and tail feathers. A pagoda style cabin is carved to one end with a fence, gate and steps and has a wonderfully detailed roof. The deck is carved with a seated scholar reading a manuscript with two further standing figures, one a look out and the other directing six oarsmen seated along either side of the boat. The boat has a carved and stylized dragon head attached to the end of the hull and the boat is mounted on a small rectangular stand. The boat has a fully and intricately carved hull and, although not marked is a stunning and rare example.

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Details

Ref OR1203307
Our Price SOLD
Title Antique Chinese Canton Carved Ivory Dragon Boat 19th C.
Age 1850
Size Length 27,5cm, Height 8cm
Date

19th Century

Marks & Origin

Chinese, Canton, although typically not marked as shown

Condition

The dragon boat is offered in excellent overall condition without repair. There are some minor losses to the oars held by the oarsmen and the flag from the birds head is missing. These do not however detract from this rare and stunning period example. A wonderful piece for the discerning collector!

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