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Antique Chinese Carved Dragon Ivory Mystery Ball W/Ivory Stand Great Grandfathers Treasure

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Moonstonel…
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The story goes that this was my Great Grandfathers treasures from China. He was a great philanthropist and built Museums and Libraries in Japan. He was intrigued by Asian Culture and bought many fine pieces from China. This was bought in the 1800's and during WW2 it fell during the bombings. So it was on an Ivory post that was pegged into the Ivory stand. I hope you like this piece!!!

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  1. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    Phil, thanks for the quick loving!!!
  2. lundy lundy, 1 year ago
    wow that is very nice ,
  3. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    lundy, thank you!!! Its going to the girls when they get older. My Mother is by- passing me and giving to the kids!
  4. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    Tony, thanks for loving!!!!
  5. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    MattyG, thanks for loving!!!
  6. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    This is an ivory 'mystery ball.' The mystery is in the ability to carve out layers of inner spheres. I have one with 14 layers. If you're careful, you should be able to line up the inner layers and count the number. They are still made today and I have no idea how it's done. The largest I've ever seen was about 8" in diameter.
  7. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    rniederman, thank you for your information....changed my title...XOXOXO
  8. Zowie Zowie, 1 year ago
    So very precious there the best things to have fine detail
  9. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    Zowie, thank you...it really does!!!
  10. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Wow... what a beauty.
  11. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    DrFluffy, thank you
  12. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    wow stunning ! I love this and the detail ! Super post :-) xo
  13. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    Mani, thank you...I love the detailing also!! I took about 50 pictures to just get this one....LOL I need help!
  14. Zowie Zowie, 1 year ago
    I hope you get to find out more info. Today I brought up some pictures that went to auction before our move. So today has been productive as I have also learnt something else. You & your family have a great day.
  15. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    Zowie, I don't have too much information....but willing to learn more!!! You have a blessed day XOXOO
  16. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    Moonie, thanks for loving!!
  17. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    walksoftly, XOXOXOX
  18. Moonstonelover.jr Moonstonelover.jr, 1 year ago
    hey mom how are you!!!!:))))
  19. Moonstonelover.jr Moonstonelover.jr, 1 year ago
    I miss you so much:)
  20. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    Moonie, miss you my baby!!!
  21. Moonstonelover.jr Moonstonelover.jr, 1 year ago
    miss you too:)

  22. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    Moonie, counting the hours:))))
  23. Moonstonelover.jr Moonstonelover.jr, 1 year ago
    me too I cant wait to come home to you and my sister:))))!!!!
  24. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    Moonie, I am proud of you XOXOXO
  25. Moonstonelover.jr Moonstonelover.jr, 1 year ago
    for what mom :))))
  26. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    Moonie, u being you!! You always make me smile:))))
  27. Moonstonelover.jr Moonstonelover.jr, 1 year ago
    you make me smile all the time XOXOXOXOXO
  28. Moonstonelover.jr Moonstonelover.jr, 1 year ago
    have to go talk to you tonight maybe XOXOXO
  29. Moonstonelover.jr Moonstonelover.jr, 1 year ago
    bye mommy love you kiss kiss XOXOXO!!!!!!!:)))))
  30. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    Moonie, XOXOXOXOXO
  31. Zowie Zowie, 1 year ago
    See how much love you have out there how can you go wrong, just be strong & loving as you always appear to be. HUGS & KISSES we all need them
  32. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    Zowie, thank you for your confidence and strength!! XOXOXOXOXO
  33. Zowie Zowie, 1 year ago
    You have the strength & confidence you just need space to sort it all out. Just remember it doesn't matter how hard we try not to hurt anyone but someone usually does in one way or another just do the best for yourself & girls you will know when it's Wright.
  34. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 1 year ago
    this reminds me of a very similar one my grandfather had. i wonder what happened to it?

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