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Exceptional Carved Fossilized Mammoth Tusk

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Profusely and intricately carved with figures in deep relief

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Item Reference:

87917-1479-4Tip! This item's Ref-Code breaks down thus...
Item Ref Code: 87917-1479-4
Item No. 87917 - Dealer No. 1479 - Building No. 4


A large carved woolly mammoth tusk of curved form with rich brown and tan hues. Tusk finely carved in late 19th Century in the traditional manor with a panoply of officials, attendants, scholars, elderly men, children and buildings. Signed to the end, the reverse with a continuous landscape of figures resting, fences, trees, bamboo and a boy riding a water-buffalo, text and signature.
110cm long, 95cm top to end, 8cm dia to end point. On a carved wooden stand of trees and scrolls.
Tusk signed 正光 : Masamitsu.
Text "借问酒家何处有, 牧童遥指杏花村" is from a poem called QingMing by Du Mu from the Tang Dynasty (China).


Item Reference
19th Century
Country of Origin
Republic of China


  • Free Collection from Hemswell, North Lincolnshire (we can store free of charge for four weeks)
  • UK Post for £15, this applies to smaller items that we can box up and simply post to you.
  • UK Courier for £30, this applies to larger items that can be boxed up and collected by a standard courier delivery company.
  • UK Van Delivery by Hand, this applies to furniture, large items or delicate items. This is undertaken by ourselves or by a fully insured van delivery company that is personally known to us. Prices dependant on your location and size/amount of items purchased.

We are able to deliver any item to anywhere in the World, and so for any item/location, we are able to obtain quotes for delivery/shipping.

To make an enquiry call us on 01427 668 389