Qing Dynasty, 18th Century
The ivory is carved into a cluster of withering vine leaves curled inward and overlapping on one another. The main leaf is pierced in several areas as though riddled with worm holes. The ivory is well-patinated to a warm tone and rests on a zitan stand carved conformingly.
An example of an ivory leaf of the same period is illustrated in the National Palace Museum publication 匠心與仙工：明清雕刻展（象牙犀角篇）jiang xin yu xian gong: ming qing diao ke zhan (xiang ya xi jiao pian), 2009, pp. 59-61, Catalogue No. 15