Objects

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Lichun

Ebony box with bayonet mount, inlaid with carved ivory reliefs, which are embellished with Japanese lacquer. The inlays show four of the animals associated with the Chinese lunar calendar.

Pangolin

A box in the shape of a rolled up pangolin, carved of boxwood with a bayonet mount.

Tagua

Table object with a boxwood base and three ornate meander-like columns, each topped with a golden tongue joining a mouth in the removable star-shaped upper part made of Phytelephas palm seeds.

Objekt mit Aquamarin

Object with a Brazilian aquamarine of 1192 cts from Minas Gerais, notable for containing thousands of hollow inclusions that resemble the Milky Way’s hazy glow when exposed to illumination.

Hunahpú

Object with a dragon head carved of boxwood, with eyes of rosewood and ivory. The coral branch is stabilized by an ornate wedge made of partially oxidized silver.

Ixbalanqué

Object with a dragon carved of boxwood. The coral branch is stabilized by an ornate wedge made of partially oxidized silver.

Hun Batz

Object with a dragon head carved of boxwood, with eyes of rosewood and ivory. The coral branch is stabilized by an ornate wedge made of partially oxidized silver.

Socotra

Object with a blackamoor carved in ebony with eyes and teeth made of ivory and jet. The blackamoor is enthroned on a branch of Japanese momo coral that is decorated with enameled yellow gold inlays and ionic-inspired scrolls of oxidized silver.