China, probably 18th cent. (Qianlong-dynasty 1736-1795). Carved ivory. Basin with sea animals and lotus flowers. At the edge facing each other 2 children and 2 kissing dragons. Wall finely decorated with sculptural branches of grapevine growing out of 2 additional dragons. Carved Six-character Qianlong-mark. On a wooden base. Very good condition. H. 5,5 cm, l. 12 cm.