• The Decorative Arts Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2845

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    23 - 24 March 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 131

    A Japanese Shibayama wood figure of a caparisoned elephant

    MEIJI PERIOD (1868-1912)

    Price Realised  


    A Japanese Shibayama wood figure of a caparisoned elephant
    Meiji period (1868-1912)
    The elephant modelled with its head turned inwards, wearing a saddlecloth, surmounted by a young boy playing a flute, decorated with various inlays and mother-of-pearl, set with ivory tusks, nails and tooth, some minor losses
    32 cm. high, on ormolu stand

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