Stained ivory plate carved in the shape of an oyster-shell

Ch'ing dynasty (A.D. 1644-1911)
Height: 1.6 cm Crosswidth: 18.7 cm Depth: 1.4 cm

This piece is carved from ivory in the shape of an oyster half-shell. On the inside of the plate carved in relief are many kinds of marine life beautifully colored with a life-like quality.

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