Ivory Comes to Life

Mary Hulton Phillips, Founder of The Maridon Museum, was an avid collector of many forms of art. Her interest in, and collection of Asian art, were the driving forces in establishing this museum.

We are pleased to present this new exhibit of 33 ivory objects. Many of Mrs. Phillips’ pieces have been tucked away in storage and never seen.

Gazing at this collection you will experience the elegance of magnificently carved floral baskets and birds, the excitement of Samurai battling on a bridge, offset by the engaging smile of a Happy Buddha with 11 children, depictions of everyday life, elephants on the march, scholars and goddesses and the whimsey of a snail who takes center stage.

Please stop by to enjoy these exquisite objects!