Carved ivory dragon-boat

Ch'ing dynasty (A.D. 1644-1911)
Height: 3.7 cm Length: 6.0 cm

The boat is in the shape of a dragon. On the deck is a three-storied structure, with balustrades and balconies. There are also sixteen flagstaffs and a single parasol at the top, all carved with utmost refinement. The boat is kept in a gold-painted lacquer box in the shape of a rooster.

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