This small Chinese Shi Shi dog has been expertly carved in Amber and dates to the 18th or 19th Centuries. With lots of expression to the face the amber is a nice semi-translucent tone. It is mounted on a modern base.
Please see images but overall it is offered in good antique condition. There are a few hairline cracks that run through it but these are natural or at least old. The height is 4cm or 1.6 inches, the length 5.3cm or 2.1 inches and the width 1.8cm or 0.7 inches. It weighs 21g or 9.8 penny weight.