Pair of Carved Shells

Pair of Carved Shells

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A pair of carved mother-of-pearl shells, depicting a village scene. Late Qing, circa 1870-1880. 20 cm (Width), 2 cm (Depth), 20 cm (Height) per shell.

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  • Scenes on shells

    story by Anna Grasskamp

    This duo shows two sceneries with different architectural elements and figurative scenes surrounded by plants and bodies of water. In this story we will take a tour of the shells and focus on the details and the links to other works of art. This story is part of a series. supported and funded by: Research Grants Council Hong Kong (GRF 12603017).

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