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    Sale 5172

    Japanese Ceramics & Works of Art

    8 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 131

    An ivory group of a snake, late 19th Century

    Price Realised  

    An ivory group of a snake, late 19th Century
    an unhappy toad is trapped within the coiled, strong body of the snake that is hissing and opening its jaw, ready to engulf its supper, eyes inlaid in horn -- 1 1/8in. (3cm.)


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