A pair of Chinese carved ivory figures depicting an emperor and empress on their elaborate openwork thrones with dragon and eagle head ornamentation, the emperor holding beads, the empress a scepter. Both with carved and inked signatures to undersides. 6-3/4"H. Acquired at TN auction by consignor's father during the 1960s. Note: THIS LOT CONTAINS ANIMAL OR PLANT MATERIAL THAT MAY BE RESTRICTED UNDER FEDERAL, STATE, AND/ OR LOCAL LAW. BIDDERS SHOULD CHECK ALL APPLICABLE GOVERNMENT WILDLIFE RESTRICTIONS PRIOR TO PLACING A BID. THE BUYER WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING ANY NECESSARY LICENSE OR PERMITS APPLICABLE TO THE SALE OR TRANSPORT OF THE OBJECT. PLEASE NOTE THAT BIDDERS IN NEW JERSEY MAY NOT BID ON ANY LOTS CONTAINING ELEPHANT IVORY, MAMMOTH IVORY, OR RHINOCEROS HORN. CONDITION: Age related discoloration to each, Empress's hat possibly reglued.
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