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Chinese Pietra Dura box

Chinese Pietra Dura Box, 19th/20th century, the zitan wood box inlaid with polished hardstone, bone and mother-of-pearl, depicting a figure holding a ruyi scepter atop an elephant, a second figure beside them carrying a banner, h. 3″, w. 8″, l. 9″, with a presale estimate of $500 to $800. (Photo courtesy New Orleans Auction Galleries)

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