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    Posted 8 years ago

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    Guanyin carving, unsure of age or material used. If anyone has any more information about the mark at the bottom or the material used, it would be greatly appreciated.

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    1. Cbill, 8 years ago
      This is ivory and I can tell by the tell tale schreger lines present in mammoth and elephant ivory. Such a lovely piece. It is most likely the Queen from a chess set. How did you acquire it?
    2. chananrubin, 8 years ago
      It was from a thrift store, the piece is connected with wooden pegs to the base. are you sure it is a chess piece?
    3. chananrubin, 8 years ago
      Also it stands 6-7 inches tall, which is quite large for a chess piece.
    4. Cbill, 8 years ago
      I see; I thought the bottom was the one shown with the pegs. It looks like a chess piece but I am speculating.
    5. chananrubin, 8 years ago
      It connects to the stand with those wooden pegs, which leads me to believe that it was made as such.
    6. Cbill, 8 years ago
      Is the base wooden or the same material?
    7. chananrubin, 8 years ago
      The base is wood
    8. Cbill, 8 years ago
      Cool; it's a lovely piece of art.
    9. chananrubin, 8 years ago
      Thank you, any guesses on the age?
    10. Cbill, 8 years ago
      It's very difficult to date ivory but I have saved the picture to show one of the doctors at the hospital where I work because he is Chinese; he might know what it says on the bottom.
    11. chananrubin, 8 years ago
      I would guess early 20th late 19th century.
    12. chananrubin, 8 years ago
      Wexval, any information?
    13. chananrubin, 8 years ago
    14. antique.7, 8 years ago
      What an intricate carving, I wonder if anyone deciphered the marking on the bottom.
    15. antique.7, 8 years ago
      This looks like an 19th century carving.
    16. fleafinder fleafinder, 8 years ago
      its is read as feng
      meaning dedicated to the heavens
    17. antique.7, 8 years ago
      What about the age?
    18. antique.7, 8 years ago
      fleafinder, does the mark indicate anything other than that character?
    19. fleafinder fleafinder, 8 years ago
      nope it doesnt sadly
    20. antique.7, 8 years ago
      What would you estimate the date of it is?
    21. asianantiques, 8 years ago
      I would guess 19th century.
    22. chananrubin, 8 years ago
      That seems correct.
    23. antique32333333, 7 years ago
      This is an amazing carving.

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