12 December 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,875
Estimate GBP 500 - GBP 700
Two Japanese ivory okimono, 19th century
the first in the form of a chicken farmer, lifting a woven bamboo cage releasing a hen and her chicks for feeding time, on an oval base, with red lacquer signature tablet; and a father with a son crouching to his side, a shishimai mask on the floor to the other, the boy asking for one of the a fruit carried in the fathers basket -- 6 5/8in. (16.8cm.) high max. (2)
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