A Japanese carved ivory tusk and cover, Meiji period, 1868-1912 carved in high relief with five writhing dragons amongst clouds chasing a flaming pearl incorporating four bracket supports, their eyes set with mother-of-pearl, the cover similarly carved and surmounted by a 'flaming pearl’ finial, 17cm high*This lot is not suitable for export
Sold for R 12 000 Including Buyer's Premium and VAT R 13 656
The body with four holes the size of pinheads above the foot
The cover with a minor age related crack to the finial measuring 1cm long, there is a hole the size of a large pinhead, the dragon is lacking a whisker in an area measuring 3cm long
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