Lot 22 , Two Chinese export ivory card cases, 19th century, 9.5 and 10.5cm
Two Chinese export ivory card cases, 19th century, each carved with figures amid pavilions and trees, within ruyi shaped reserves, one with a border of flowers, 9.5 and 10.5cm
The case of serpentine form is typically warped on the inner sleeve, occasional very minute nicks to the edges otherwise in good condition
The rectangular card case is two slabs of ivory with a silk lining on the inside and on the join the silk lining has torn apart, the silk is a little stained and faded otherwise the ivor panels each side are in good condition.
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Sold for £240