Live Auction, 18 November 2019

Sold for

R 4 925
Lot 236
A miscellaneous collection of Chinese and Japanese ivories, 19th/20th century

Lot Estimate
R 3 000 - 4 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 4 925

About this Item

A miscellaneous collection of Chinese and Japanese ivories, 19th/20th century


comprising: a Chinese ivory circular plaque, early 20th century, the centre carved with a pair of contesting dragons enclosed by a foliate border, distress, cracks, enclosed by a pierced and carved wooden frame, damaged, 24,5cm diameter; two Chinese ivory carvings of Immortals, early 20th century, each astride their beast, on a pierced rocky base, cracks, some damage, the taller 13cm high; a pair of Chinese silk ladies' shoes, each embroidered with flowers, 13,5cm long; a Japanese ivory carving of a fruit seller, late Meiji period, 1868-1912, dressed in a kimono, her left arm supporting a basket of fruit on her back, two-character mark, 11,5cm high; a Japanese ivory figure of a fishmonger, late Meiji period, 1868-1912, the standing figure holding a fish by its tail, his right hand holding a cleaver, on an oval base, signed, repaired, 12cm high; two Japanese ivory figures, Meiji period, 1868-1912, one of a monkey trainer, the other a woodsman, both damaged, the taller 10,5cm high; a Japanese bone figure of a female demon, late 19th century, holding a fan in her right hand, 6,2cm high; two Japanese ivory manju netsukes, Meiji period, 1868-1912, the first carved with a grasshopper, the reverse with a praying mantis, the second example inlaid with mother-of-pearl flowers, the larger 4,4cm diameter; and three Japanese composite figures, 20th century, two in the form of netsukes, the third of a sumo wrestler, heightened with colour and staining, the taller 5cm high

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