Doctor’s lady on bench, 19th C


The ivory doctors lady is particularly beautiful carved and possesses a very special details. As there is, the hairpiece on the back, here face, the necklace around her neck ( unusual for a doctors lady) and the fingers are very elegant. The bed is original, especially if you see the minimum discoloration of the bed in the Ivory. The condition is perfect. Length of the lady is 31 cm.

It was custom in china for ladies to describe their ills to the doctor by pointing to an ivory effigy. This was considered preferable and less embarrassing than having to point to one’s own anatomy.

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