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2024 Winter Fine Art, Antiques & Jewelry (Day 2)

Sun, Jan 28, 2024 01:00PM EST
Lot 901

Chinese Ivory Medicine Doll & Carved Ivory Lidded Box

Estimate: $300 - $400

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1st item: Chinese female carved ivory medicine doll depicted unclothed, except for two bangles, earrings, and shoes, lying on her side with one hand supporting her head. Fitted with a custom rectangular hardwood stand. Retains the original 1976 purchase receipt from Moon Gate galleries in Singapore. Doll measures 8" L. Stand measures 8 1/2" L. 2nd item: Asian, possibly Japanese, relief carved and polychromed ivory sculpture, originally two pieces, depicting pine trees growing from a rocky ground with cranes perched amongst the tree limbs and resting on the ground near bamboo. Retains the original 1976 purchase receipt from Moon Gate Galleries in Singapore. Fitted with carved wood stand. Sculpture measures: 6 3/4" H. 8" total H. Late 19th/Early 20th century.or transport of the object. Note: This lot can only be sold to a resident of the State of Tennessee. This lot contains animal or plant material that may be restricted under federal, state, and/or local law. Bidders should check all applicable government wildlife restrictions prior to placing a bid. The buyer will be solely responsible for obtaining any necessary license or permits applicable to the sale or transport of the object.


1st item: Some darkening to ivory, otherwise overall very good condition. 2nd item: Lid has been poorly glued to the matching base, no attempt has been made to remove the glue. Bottom of sculpture has additionally been glued to wood base. Otherwise overall good condition with light wear to polychrome decoration.

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Bank: Pinnacle Bank
150 Third Avenue South, Suite 900
Nashville, TN 37201
Phone # (865) 766-3000
Swift Code: PNFPUS44
Routing, Transit, ABA: 064008637
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4310 Papermill Drive
Knoxville, TN 37909
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Collection of John H. and Carol R. Evans, Farragut, Tennessee.