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September 2013 Auction by Far East Asian Art
This is an extremely intricately carved piece that shows a hut surround by tall trees. On a path approaching the hut, there are tiny carved figures of three men carrying a woman in a palanquin – a small dog follows the procession.
We were fooled for a long time that this was made of ivory. On closer inspection with a ten power loupe, we have come to the conclusion that is made of a resin plastic. Nonetheless, the carving is superb and must have taken days for the artist to create...