INVESTMENT LEVEL ANTIQUITIES, COLLECTIBLES, AND DECORATIVE ART. Antique Chinese Relief Carved Ox-Bone Snuff Container, 19th Century. Description: Beautiful 19th century Chinese Ox Bone storage container traditionally modelled in a thin-walled cylindrical shaped, with precision fitted lid, intricately carved in relief by a master craftsman, depicting a continuous figural scene of an elderly scholar admiring nature, standing by a sturdy bamboo and brick hut, while a young imperial child sits near a decorative potted plant, watching the elder, with his right hand holding a tree stump pedestal.. A large tiger descends from the mountainous terrain, seated in contentment, as he also watches and waits. Engraved in perforated relief, the lid is decorated with a four-toed rampart dragon amist floral designs, contained within a separable inlaid plaque, tightly joined without bond. The surface of the bone has a wonderful naturally aged carmel-brown patina. Data Observation: Excellent condition, with the exception of minor age cracks in the lid as shown, and does not diminish the appearance. Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. Dimensions: Height: 3.0 inches (7.62cm). Reserves the right to contest a customers assessment in the event that proof is available to support the pieces authenticity. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN OUR GALLERY OF FINE ART. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “ANTIQUE CHINESE RELIEF CARVED SNUFF CONTAINER with LID. 19th C” is in sale since Saturday, February 13, 2021. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Other Chinese Antiques”. The seller is “siamgalleryco” and is located in Bangkok. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Primary Material: Ox-Bone