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An ivory puzzle with stick and rings

1890

Hong Kong Maritime Museum

Hong Kong Maritime Museum

This object is known as ‘Baguenaudier’ or ‘Chinese Rings’.

Before the ban on the international ivory trade in 1989, for decades Hong Kong was the largest raw ivory trader in the world. Exposed for its cruelty, the trade of elephant tusks are under strict customs control.

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Details

  • Title: An ivory puzzle with stick and rings
  • Date Created: 1890
  • Location Created: China
  • Physical Dimensions: Diameter: 3.2 cm Width: 2.5 cm
  • Type: Carving
  • Rights: ©Hong Kong Maritime Museum
  • Medium: Ivory
  • object id: HKMM2012.0008.0011

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