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    Sale 5359

    Christie's Interiors

    22 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 143

    AN INDIAN IVORY CARVING OF A HOWDAH BEARING ELEPHANT

    19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN INDIAN IVORY CARVING OF A HOWDAH BEARING ELEPHANT
    19TH CENTURY
    The beast bearing two seated figures within the ornately carved and domed seats to its back, the carriage decorated in relief depicting parrots within scrolling foliate tendrils, all upon a large rectangular platform raised upon four elephant formed supports, with fitted box
    8¾in. (22.2cm.) high


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