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    Sale 5907

    Christie's Interiors

    2 June 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 466

    TWO JAPANESE IVORY MODELS OF EGRETS

    CIRCA 1900

    Price Realised  

    TWO JAPANESE IVORY MODELS OF EGRETS
    CIRCA 1900
    Each model with fine precision carving with naturalistic feather detailing, the first with its head tucked into its body looking keenly downwards into the water, the other a long fish caught in its beak, its head facing upwards ready to devour the tasty treat, their legs in finely detailed shakudo
    11 3/8in. (29cm.) high, fitted wood stands (2)


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