Shallow dish on a pedestal base, made from 12 wedge-shaped pieces of ivory fitted together with ivory dowels, with metal separators between each piece. In the centre of the bowl is a roundel of ivory decorated with a floral design painted in red. Many of the pieces are coming apart, and the central panel has some breakage.
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