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A 19th century Cantonese deep-carved ivory card case, photo Bonhams

the front carved with fish, prawns, crabs, turtles, water lilies and a heron all above a wavy ground with rope twist border, the scrolling edge decorated with foliate scrolls, the reverse carved with scenes from Chinese life including a man flying a fish kite near a willow tree, with vacant oval cartouche, length 11cm. Sold for £1,920

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A 19th century Chinese export deep-carved ivory card case, photo Bonhams

the front carved with depiction of a family around a table under a prunus tree within a shaped frame surrounded by roses and chrysanthemums all on a chequered ground, the scrolling edges decorated with a band of foliage, the reverse carved with scenes from Chinese life, length 9.5cm. Sold for £1,440

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A 19th century Chinese export ivory card case, photo Bonhams

relief carved with scenes of Chinese life, with a sampan to the foreground, one side with a vacant oval cartouche, length 11cm.
Sold for £960

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A 19th century Cantonese ivory card case, photo Bonhams

with deep relief decoration of typical scenes from Chinese life, one side with a sampan to the foreground under a willow tree, length 10.7cm, together with a similar gentleman's card case, length 8.5cm. (2) Sold for £840

Provenance: an English private collection.

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A 19th century Chinese export ivory card case, photo Bonhams

shallow carved with scenes of Chinese life with floral and tree trunk borders, one side with a vacant oval cartouche, length 10.2cm. Sold for £840

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Two late 19th century Chinese export ivory card cases, photo Bonhams

both with central relief-carved panels with scens from Chinese life, with vacant oval cartouches and within rose borders, the reverse with rose spandrels, length 11.3cm. (2) Sold for £600

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A 19th century Chinese export ivory gentleman's card case, photo Bonhams

relief carved with scenes from Chinese life, length 8.4cm. Sold for £540

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A late 19th century Chinese export ivory card case, photo Bonhams

deep carved with scenes from Chinese life, one side with a sampan to the foreground, with tree trunk and floral borders, length 9.5cm. Sold for £540

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A 19th century Cantonese ivory gentleman's card case, photo Bonhams

typically decorated with relief-carved scenes of Chinese life with dragon borders and bats and birds to the edges, length 8.5cm. Sold for £480

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A 19th century Chinese export ivory card case, photo Bonhams

relief carved with typical scenes from Chinese life with a sampan in the foreground to one side, length 10.5cm. Sold for £456

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A late 19th century Chinese export ivory card case, photo Bonhams

shallow relief-carved with scene from Chinese life, the front with an oval cartouche monogrammed "A S," length 11.5cm. Sold for £360

Bonhams. Silver & Objects of Vertu inc Post-War, 26 May 2010. Knightsbridge www.bonhams.com