• For the Enjoyment of Scholars: auction at Christies

    Sale 2391

    For the Enjoyment of Scholars: Selections from the Robert H. Blumenfield Collection

    25 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 869

    AN IVORY FIGURE OF A LADY

    18TH/19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN IVORY FIGURE OF A LADY
    18TH/19TH CENTURY
    Carved following the natural curve of the tusk, her hands hidden within the sleeves of her long robes, and her hair drawn up under a cloth head covering
    9¾ in. (24.8 cm.) high, wood stand


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    Provenance

    Sotheby's, London, 11 November 2004, lot 1064.