Thu, 26th Aug 2021 9:30

Fine Art, Antiques & Asian Art

 
  Lot 258
 

A Chinese Canton ivory sewing box, Qing, mid 19th century, profusely carved throughout with figures, buildings, pine and willow trees, the interior with a removable tray fitted with open and lidded compartments and numerous assorted sewing accessories, the folate feet enclosing an oval panel of miniature figures, 26.3cm wide, 14.5cm high & 19cm deep. 1712 grams gross weight

Sold for £4,000


Condition report

The box has shrunken across some of its components and this has caused the compound joints of the top and body to gape open. See images

The base is split and also the base of the tray insert and the tray sits crooked in the interior.

Some damage to the pierced frieze.

It is possible that I have missed some small defect in the intricate carving but I have sought to give a general overview of the condition of the item.

 

A Chinese Canton ivory sewing box, Qing, mid 19th century, profusely carved throughout with figures, buildings, pine and willow trees, the interior with a removable tray fitted with open and lidded compartments and numerous assorted sewing accessories, the folate feet enclosing an oval panel of miniature figures, 26.3cm wide, 14.5cm high & 19cm deep. 1712 grams gross weight

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