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A substantial Chinese Qing period carved ivory tusk depicting the Eight Immortals voyaging to the Feast of Peaches

adrift on a boat with a superstructure carved as a gnarled and ancient pine, the rudder and furled sail as a lotus leaves and flowers conforming to the natural tusk shape. Raised on a hardwood stand carved and pierced as dancing waves and lotus. Length 390. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection.

Realised: $9,500