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    Sale 1978

    Japanese And Korean Art

    18 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 18

    An Ivory Cabinet**


    Price Realised  


    An Ivory Cabinet**
    Meiji period (late 19th century)
    Rectangular, placed on a two-tier rectangular base pierced with chevro-shaped windows in upper interior and upper two sides, carved overall with lacey reserves of quail and millet; door pulls carved in the form of wasps; with wood case applied with related ivory plaques and rows of bone squares arranged in a checkerboard pattern
    12 3/8 x 8¾ x 3 7/8in. (32 x 22.3 x 9.8cm.)

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    Special Notice

    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.

    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this lot is signed on the bottom of the cabinet and on the bottom of the stand Dai Nihon Osaka Tanaka Kinkosai chuzo

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