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Japanese Export Meiji Period Carved and Inlaid Ivory Monkey-form Tussie-mussie

Auction:
2481
Lot:
668
Sold for:
$1,304$1,100

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

Description:

Japanese Export Meiji Period Carved and Inlaid Ivory Monkey-form Tussie-mussie, c. 1875-1880, cone-form flower holder inlaid with a group of rampaging monkeys with staffs, the holder in the form of a standing monkey in elaborate garb and issuing the cone from his mouth, with yellow gold chain, ht. 6 1/4 in.
Estimate $500-700

Some darkening and minor discoloration in spots; monkey with losses to two fingers and the thumb, some lines to body; the chain tests out between 14kt and 18kt.

Keywords

Inlaid Ivory Monkey, Meiji Period Carved, Floristry

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