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Two Japanese Meiji Period Carved Ivory Animal Okimono

Auction:
2481
Lot:
659
Sold for:
$1,541$1,300

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2481
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 24, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Two Japanese Meiji Period Carved Ivory Animal Okimono, early 20th century, the first depicting a large frog being pulled on a lily pad sled by two other frogs; second depicting a weasel or ferret with long tail, each with carved wood bases, lg. 3 and 4 1/4 in., respectively.
Estimate $450-550

Frog group: middle frog has a crack at the neck, possibly a natual fissure, else very good to excellent. Weasel: dry surface, else very good.

Keywords

Meiji Period Carved Ivory Animal, Japanese crafts, Okimono

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