Carved miniature ivory landscape, dated A.D. 1739 by Huang Chen-hsiao

Ch'ing dynasty, Ch'ien-lung period (A.D. 1736 1795)
Height: 4.6 cm Length: 8.8 cm Width: 7.2 cm

A carved ivory riverside landscape with mountains, figures, pavilions, and small bridges. There are thirty-four figures and nine boats. The carving is very tiny, and bears an inscription on the mountain top indicating that this piece was made by Huang Chen-hsiao in the year Chi-wei (1739) of the Ch'ien-lung emperor's reign.

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