12 May 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 22,500
Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000
A CARVED AND PIERCED IVORY CYLINDRICAL BRUSHPOT, BITONG
Supported on a short foot, finely carved and pierced with elaborate flowering scrolls, the body intricately carved in high relief with a multitude of figures, including an Emperor holding court, a lion-dancer and various scholars and officials, all inhabiting fenced gardens and pavilions beneath trees
6 in. (15 cm.) high
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