AGE: – 18th Century – Qing Dynasty
CONSTRUCTION: – Old Ivory
DESCRIPTION: – Antique Chinese Ivory Figure Twin Boy Acrobats
HEIGHT: – 6.5cm
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Rare 18th century Antique Chinese Ivory Figure Twin Boy Acrobats are unique in that all four sides show the figure of one child, two from the back and two from the front.
The Chinese believe figures such as these of small children or baby boys represent good luck and good fortune.
The rings which each boy held are missing/broken.
A Similar set of twin boys are displayed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. They are also popular figures in Japanese works of art.