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    Sale 11929

    The Ian and Susan Wilson Collection of Scholar's Objects

    17 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1173

    A CARVED BOXWOOD FINGER CITRON-FORM HANDLING OBJECT

    19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A CARVED BOXWOOD FINGER CITRON-FORM HANDLING OBJECT
    19TH CENTURY
    The handling object is carved in imitation of a finger citron (or ‘Buddha’s fingers’), with the many ‘fingers’ curled inwards. Together with another carved boxwood finger citron-form handling object, 18th century, similarly carved, but with a small segment of the branch at the top; and a rootwood handling object, 18th century, the root curled around a small stone.
    4 ½, 2 7/8 and 3 1/8 in. (11.4, 7.3 and 7.9 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Rootwood handling object: by repute, David Kidd (1926-1996) Collection, Japan.