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Carved Box with Dragons and Phoenix
Ivory, carved in Canton
D: 6.5 cm H: 5.5 cm
Box lid with two small cracks, bottom portion perfect
From a Harwich, MA estate
Description & Notes
This carved box would have been an imported Chinese luxury commodity for the east coast well-to-do during the 19th century. The extremely fine rendering of the dragon, phoenix, and flora is very typical of the Canton school, which boasted exquisite workmanship and bleached surfaces. Please note that due to its age, this carved box has expanded & shrunk at different rates, so that the lid does not close perfectly.
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