6 November 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,750
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,000
A PAIR OF GILT LACQUERED WOOD FIGURES, 17TH/18TH CENTURY
both wearing long folding robes, the male figure with his hair tied in twin knots and carrying a large sword between his hands, the female with her hair tied in a high chignon and holding a wooden staff, covered in a gilded lacquer worn to reveal the red lacquer beneath -- the figures, 18in. (45.7cm.) high. (2)
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