Lot 1008 (Asian Works of Art, 1st February 2018)
Sold for £95
Several small cracks to the Ivory, figure should be holding something in his right hand, maybe a staff, but this is lacking.
19TH CENTURY JAPANESE IVORY OKIMONO carved with a seated figure and bird of prey, signed to base, 5.5cm high
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Auction: Asian Works of Art, 1st February 2018
Tuesday 30th - 9am-6pm
Wednesday 31st - 9am-5pm
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