Lot 2041. Impressive Pair of carved Elephant tusks

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Auction date:07.12.2017   11:00
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Lot 2041Impressive Pair of carved Elephant tusks
China. Qing Dynasty. 19. Century

ivory, in a deep, partly under-cut Relief carved. Each Tusk is standing upright in a Base of dark, heavy wood in the shape of a dragon in clouds. The story of Guo Ziyi (697-781), a General of the Tang dynasty, the successful, the
To-Lushan-Rebellion and Fight against the Uighurs and Tibetans was suggested. Many of the fighters are shown, but also the Banquet and more scenes. On
the bottom of each tooth is a river with fish, on one of the teeth of the presentation
ends up in the stylized clouds with a dragon. Under the dragon is a shield with four
characters (Long Qian Ju Hai), from an inscription on a temple in southern China originate
and about mean: "The dragon dives deep in the lake". Weight 1260/1340g. In each case, the total height is 78cm, length Tusk 70cm. Condition B. damage To two teeth at the closed thicker end.
provenance:
-private collection. Purchased at Lempertz, as Lot 340/340a, March, 1920. From the estate of Prof. Dr. Kocks-Keyr by Schweppe castle, Bonn

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