Chinese Ivory Carvings

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Heir to a banking fortune, Victor Sassoon (1881–1961) assembled one of the world’s most important collections of Chinese ivory carving from his base in Shanghai. This magnificent volume presents 350 artefacts from his collection, now held in trust for the citizens of the UK. Introductory essays explore the acquisition of these exquisite ornaments, figurines, screens and sewing boxes, which range from the 2nd millennium BC to the 20th century, and place them in their historical and cultural context.

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Chinese Ivory Carvings

Chinese Ivory Carvings

The Sir Victor Sassoon Collection

Scala2016

Hardback336pp Illustrated302x237mm

9781785510854     Product Code: 504254

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Heir to a banking fortune, Victor Sassoon (1881–1961) assembled one of the world’s most important collections of Chinese ivory carving from his base in Shanghai. This magnificent volume presents 350 artefacts from his collection, now held in trust for the citizens of the UK. Introductory essays explore the acquisition of these exquisite ornaments, figurines, screens and sewing boxes, which range from the 2nd millennium BC to the 20th century, and place them in their historical and cultural context.

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