This Canton school ivory box is unusual because of its figural gourd and flower shaped knob and the leiwen feet. The four walls of the base part all show neatly carved figures in landscapes whilst the lid is adorned with high relief carvings of precious vessels, books, scrolls and gourds, butterflies and flowers.
Shape: rectangular shape
Dimensions: 16 cm length, 9 cm height
Weight: 329 grams
Condition: Good condition with minor age hairlines and tiny chips to two base corners, the walls of the base part and the feet have been reattached, the wooden inset shows a bottom crack
Provenance: Austrian private collection
Auction results comparison: For another Cantonese ivory box with a figural knob and feet, larger in size, see Christie’s, A Private English Collection of White Jade Carvings & Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art, London, 4 November 2008, lot 256.
尺寸：長16 厘米，高 9 厘米