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Posted 2 years ago


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I purchased this trinket box over 20 years ago from an antique dealer in Hong Kong, I bought it for my lover who is now my husband.
I am not sure of the value of this piece it cost me over 2000usd way back then, I wonder if anyone knows the symbolic meaning of this box or who the woman is carved in ivory on the top of the box Is it from the ming dynasty period?

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  1. jwendell222 jwendell222, 2 years ago
    Hello Jay, there is a conflict in your title. Ming Dynasty extended from 1368 to 1644. The Qing Dynasty followed until 1911. I can't find a mark or signature on an enhanced and enlarged copy of your first photo, although there could be one. The figure seems to be just a lady or musician with no further defining attributes that I know of. The box is unique in my experience and I think identification will require someone directly familiar with the style. I can find no Schreger pattern, typical of ivory, but that is not definitive based on the photos. Sharper images would be a help (you can replace images in your post using an edit feature found on the left side). Regards, Jim
  2. shrine shrine, 1 year ago
    You have been ripped off heavily, don't trust HongKong dealer ever. I guess you bought this from a shop in Hollywood avenue, HongKong.

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