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    Sale 1978

    Japanese And Korean Art

    18 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 17

    A Ivory Model of an Elephant and Tigers**

    MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY), SIGNED TOMOKAZU AND SEALED NIPPONKOKU MARUKI SEI

    Price Realised  

    A Ivory Model of an Elephant and Tigers**
    Meiji period (late 19th century), signed Tomokazu and sealed Nipponkoku Maruki sei
    Naturalistically carved as tigers attacking a striding elephant, eyes inlaid mother-of-pearl
    4½in. (11.4cm.) high; 9in. (22.8cm.) long


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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF AN AMERICAN COLLECTOR