A PAIR OF MOTHER-OF-PEARL CHICKEN FORM BOXES AND COVERS
A PAIR OF MOTHER-OF-PEARL CHICKEN FORM BOXES AND COVERS
A PAIR OF MOTHER-OF-PEARL CHICKEN FORM BOXES AND COVERS
A PAIR OF MOTHER-OF-PEARL CHICKEN FORM BOXES AND COVERS

A PAIR OF MOTHER-OF-PEARL CHICKEN FORM BOXES AND COVERS

c. 1860 Chinese

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An exceptional pair of mid 19th century Chinese Qing Dynasty mother-of-pearl and ivory inlaid boxes and covers in the form of chickens, each with an internally fitted tray, with superbly detailed carving and of magnificent quality, resting on their own carved and fitted hardwood bases. The beak, comb and feet modelled in ivory. Of good size.

A related pair of quail was exhibited and published in Mother of Pearl: A Tradition in Asian Lacquer, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2 December 2006 - 1 April 2007, p. 69. no. 29 - 30
Dimensions
Height 10.00 cm (3.94 inches)
Width 15.50 cm (6.10 inches)
Depth 11.00 cm (4.33 inches)
Stock Code
AD.28
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