• For the Enjoyment of Scholars: auction at Christies

    Sale 2391

    For the Enjoyment of Scholars: Selections from the Robert H. Blumenfield Collection

    25 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 942

    AN UNUSUAL IVORY OVAL SEAL

    18TH/19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN UNUSUAL IVORY OVAL SEAL
    18TH/19TH CENTURY
    The top well carved with a boy trying to raise himself up onto the back of a recumbent water buffalo, the base carved in relief in seal script with three characters, Gu jian ge ('Pavilion for the Enjoyment of Antiques')
    1 13/16 in. (4.6 cm.) high, box


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    Exhibited

    Nicholas Grindley, London, 19 - 27 March 2004, no. 7.