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Very unusual Chinese tortoiseshell box. © 2013 I.M Chait

of rectangular form, with very elaborately carved top and sides with reticulated design of squirrels amid foliage, with four-character Qianlong mark; the interior fitted with a rectangular white jade plaque/pendant; L: 4" (box) - Estimate $1,500-2,000

I.M Chait. IMPORTANT CHINESE CERAMICS & ASIAN WORKS OF ART  -  March 17 2013 Telephone 310.285.0182 - www.chait.com