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19th century, carved from the tip of a tusk, the end fashioned with a human face on all four sides, just below is a mouth hole. Set upon a 1920s custom wooden stand, the underside carrying the stamp of Japanese craftsman Inagaki.
17 in.; 18.5 in. with stand.
Purchased in 1971 from dealer J. J. Klejman, New York City. A copy of the original invoice is available.
The Collection of Dr. Malcolm Hardy, Chapel Hill, NC
Deep, dark age patina with highly polished surfaces from use. This lot contains animal or plant material that may be restricted under federal, state, and/or local law. Bidders should check all applicable government wildlife restrictions prior to placing a bid. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions of Sale for additional information.
$1,500 - 2,500