Antique Ivory Carving - Sage Holding a Fan - Circa 1730

Antique Ivory Carving - Sage Holding a Fan - Circa 1730

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Antique Ivory Carving - Sage Holding a Fan - Circa 1730
Antique Ivory Carving - Sage Holding a Fan - Circa 1730
Antique Ivory Carving - Sage Holding a Fan - Circa 1730
Antique Ivory Carving - Sage Holding a Fan - Circa 1730
Antique Ivory Carving - Sage Holding a Fan - Circa 1730
Antique Ivory Carving - Sage Holding a Fan - Circa 1730
Antique Ivory Carving - Sage Holding a Fan - Circa 1730
Antique Ivory Carving - Sage Holding a Fan - Circa 1730

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Hand Carved Ivory - 1981 SOTHEBY APPRAISAL of $10,000 - VERY RARE - SAGE holding a FAN carved by the artist TI TING circa 1730. This sage is 16" in height and weighs 4 POUNDS, 10 OUNCES. On November 25, 1981 (over 25 years ago) Sotheby's appraised this piece for $10,000 and dated it circa 1730. This ancient solid ivory carving portrays a sage holding a beautifully decorated fan. This carving is absolutely stunning in its detail. This sage possesses marvelous facial features which are both kindly and solemn. He is carved in great detail. A scroll on a tassel hangs down in front of him is indicative of his learning and wisdom. Please take special note of the wonderful flow the artist has given to the garments that he wears and the subtle use of scrimshaw used to enhance this gorgeous piece. The undercut carving of the fan makes this a piece to treasure forever. He weighs nearly 5 pounds and stands 16 inches tall - a monumental piece by any measure. The Dynasty Mark on the bottom dates it to the reign of Yung-Cheng (1723-1735). A Reign Mark indicates that this was carved for the Imperial Palace. The four large character marks on the fan read Qin he xiang lai and serves to extol the beauty of this piece. This carving is 100% genuine elephant IVORY and in EXCELLENT CONDITION. It was HAND CARVED and HAND SCRIMSHAWED and SIGNED in China by a gifted master craftsman in the early 1700s. It has a lovely patina that nature has chosen to bestow upon it. This carving is UNIQUE and exhibits beautiful IVORY GRAIN which is guaranteed to be clearly visible. The ivory has been highly polished and exquisitely detailed. The quality of the ivory, the quality of the carving and the quality of the scrimshaw work are all exceptional. This carving was legally imported into the USA and can only be shipped to locations within the USA. This is an exceptional piece of art from the top to bottom. This ancient ivory carving would be a crowning jewel to add to your collection and should only increase in value over the years. Dimensions: 16.00" x 4.00" x 3.25" Weight: 4 Pound, 10 ounces Signature: Engraved - Ti Ting - Da Qing Yongzheng (Great Qing Dynasty, Yongzheng period) - IF YOU WOULD LIKE ADDITIONAL PICTURES OF THIS ITEM THAT ARE LARGER AND SHOW MORE DETAIL, PLEASE SEND US AN E-MAIL AND WE WILL FORWARD THEM TO YOU. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!

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Item Details:

  • Reference #
  • I-066
  • Quantity
  • 1
  • Category
  • Fine Art
  • Department
  • Antiques
  • Maker
  • Ti Ting
  • Year
  • 1730
  • Dimensions
  • Width: 4 inches
  • Height: 16 inches
  • Depth: 3.25 inches
  • Weight: 4.63 pounds
  • Condition
  • See Listing
  • Material
  • Ivory

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