London, South Kensington
13 October 2010
A STEIFF SMALL JOINTED ORANGU, (5310), orange mohair, brown and black glass eyes, felt face, ears, hands and feet, swivel head, remains of ribbon, small FF button with handwritten red cloth tag '8/5310' and chest tag, circa 1930 --5¼in. (13.5cm.) high (very slightly faded)
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The smaller size Orangu is rare, they are known as Mimocculo Orangutan in larger sizes and would normally have rolling eyes. The handwritten label could suggest that this item is a sample.
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 17.5% on the buyer's premium.
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