• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5670

    Christie's Interiors

    26 January 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 19

    A JAPANESE IVORY OKIMONO OF A SAGE AND A CHILD

    EARLY 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A JAPANESE IVORY OKIMONO OF A SAGE AND A CHILD
    EARLY 20TH CENTURY
    With mother of peal, tortoise shell and hardstones inlaid decoration, the sage carved as holding a small child on his shoulder, a gnarled staff in his right hand; and a further ivory okimono of a lady
    The first, 12 1/8in. (30.8cm.) high (2)


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