13 November 2015,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,000
GBP 800 - GBP 1,200
A BRONZE FIGURAL WEIGHT AND AN AMBER PENDANT
17TH CENTURY AND LATER
The weight is modelled as a smiling seated boy holding the stem of a lotus flower beside a vase upon a large leaf. The pebble-form amber pendant has natural inclusions, including an insect.
The larger 2 ¾ in. (7 cm.) wide
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Andrew Albert Ernst Franklin CVO., CBE (1914-2002), and then by descent within the family.
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