8 November 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,000
Estimate GBP 400 - GBP 600
A group of eight ivory studies, late 19th and 20th Century
six immortals standing below a large pine tree, signed Hogyoku; a mouse biting the ropes to release a young boy seated and tied, signed; a man reclining on a mat and dreaming; Hotei seated in loose robes and holding a reishi fungus in his hand; two drunk revellers, one with a sake bottle, signed Gyokuzan; a farmer, a large gourd in his hands, eyes articulated; Fukurokujyu standing with a scroll; the last carved with masks of the Shichifukujin -- 1¾in. (4.5cm.) (8)
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