15 May 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 400
Estimate GBP 200 - GBP 300
A SOAPSTONE SEAL MODELLED AS AN ELEPHANT
of high square sectioned form, the elephant standing diagonally on the raised plinth, its trunk and tail curled inward towards to the body, incised calligraphy to one side of the body, and carved with a positive seal to the base -- 4¼in. (10.7cm.) high.
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