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REDUCED Vintage Chinese Puzzle Ball Carved Ox Bone Horses Original Box - $95 (Santa Fe)

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Kachina Court near Artist Rd
condition: good
make / manufacturer: Unknown
model name / number: Unknown
size / dimensions: see listing

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Moving!!! Must sell. Reduced price***Vintage Chinese Puzzle Ball Carved Ox Bone w Stand and Original Box

- Chinese carved puzzle ball most likely from the 1940's or later
- made of Oxbone aka faux ivory
- sculpture in 3 parts: 3 horses, an intricate carved ball with inner separately moving inner carved balls, and stand
- original silk tapestry and cardboard box clear plastic top
- no manufacturer's marks, content label or country of origin

The base: This is actually comprised of 2 pieces. The bottom part is heavily carved and sturdy. It has an attached stand that is a bit wobbly. The base has no markings but does have what appears to have old sticker residue on its underside. The top of the stand/stem looks like there may have been glue on its tip where it fits into the central piece. (It does still fit without issue)

The central piece depicts 3 galloping horses with tiny painted black eyes. Its underside is flat with exception of a small hole where the stand fits into it. The horses are running in a circle which forms the base to hold the puzzle ball.

The top piece is heavily carved and is actually 4 plastic balls in progressively smaller sizes that move independently of one another. The largest (outer-most ball) has 2 sets of black dots which I believe represent eyes of a dragon on either side of the ball. These do not appear to come apart.

The box is constructed of cardboard, cloth and plastic. The inside of the box is lined in red fabric and has form to allow the piece to nestle perfectly.

Size: The box is 8 1/2" x 3" x 4 1/4"

Sculpture when all 3 pieces are together is 6 1/2" tall

Condition: This is in overall very good vintage condition. This is NOT yellow/green/blue but rather my poor lighting. The plastic appears to be in great shape- no cracks or chips The piece is a bit unsteady as the base and central pieces may have been attached long ago. The box has definite wear with loss of cloth and damage to the cardboard as well as scratches to the clear plastic top. It is still quite sturdy, though, and it will hold up for many years to come.

Sold AS IS for cash only at the time of item pick-up. No moving assistance is available so bring a buddy for larger items. Call and please leave message if we are not available.

post id: 7750821820

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