Chinese Amber Carvings

 

 

A fine amber decorative plaque with floral design; amber; Ming dynasty (1368-1644); China. 2.25 inches (5.7 cm) long.

 

 

A fine amber toggle carving superbly carved in the form of a crouching mythical beast, bixie with stylised wings; rich honey tone with good patina and aged crazing effect; amber; circa 1700 Qing dynasty; China. 2.75 inches (7 cm) long.

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A translucent amber cloud-form plaque with high-relief carved design of a phoenix confronting a ferocious dragon amongst cloud; the reversed design of two magpies amongst pine landscape; 17th/18th century; China. 5 inches (12.7 cm) long.

Amber scholar's water vessel, carved in the form of a lotus pod and a frog; Amber; 18th century Qing dynasty; China. 2 inches (5.1 cm) wide.

 

A fine amber toggle in the form of a persimmon sprig with its furling leaves and gnarled branch in openwork; 18th century Qing dynasty; China. 2 inches (5.1 cm) long.

 

Last updated 20/05/2004  Michelle Lin