Antique and vintage ivory vases
A Chinese carved ivory vase
A Chinese carved ivory vase
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Antique and vintage ivory vases are highly collectible vases made of ivory, made in the 20th century or earlier.

The items were typically produced in Japan and China during the late 19th century and can exchange hands for significant sums of money.

They are a somewhat controversial antique due to their use of elephant tusks in their manufacture.

Design of ivory vases

The vases generally contain highly detailed carvings, including depictions of faces, mythical creatures or landscape scenes.

Notable sales of ivory vases

An early 20th century Chinese carved ivory vase sold for $53,813 at Garth’s Auctioneers in January 2011.

A pair of carved ivory vases from the Japanese Meiji period (1868 – 1912) sold for £1,750 at Christie’s London in November 2008. They feature a number of small boys playing in a garden.

An ivory tusk vase from the Japanese Meiji period (1868 – 1912), signed by Gyokuzan, made £1,625 at Christie’s London in November 2008, against a £1,000 high estimate.

See also

Main article: Antique ivory
Main article: Antiques

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