Four Chinese wood carvings, 20th century, comprising: one old man reading a book with a tiger by his side, 25.7cm high, one tiger standing on rocks, 19cm high, and a pair, each with a boy playing the flute on the back of a buffalo riding an ox playing the flute, 15 and 14.6cm high (4)
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Sold for £55
Old man reading a book - Item missing from the top. Cracks and splits. Varnish to top of head and front slightly faded. Tigers left ear chipped and surface scratches. Signs of filler to lower section of back. Holes to left front leg
Tiger - Surface scratches, chips to rocks, cracks and splits, varnish to top half slightly faded.
The pair - one buffalo with all legs restored, left ear restored, right ear chipped. Boys flute missing, Surface scratches. the other, with right front and back left legs restored, right front and back hooves chipped and left back hock chipped. Cracks and splits.
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Auction: Homes and Interiors - Live Online, Tue, 22nd Jun 2021
Our bi-weekly Homes & Interiors sales showcase an array of different periods and styles all under one roof, juxtaposing old with new, items rich in history displayed next to works of art by emerging artists, and emphasising just how effortlessly they complement one another. There is undoubtedly something to suit all tastes and budgets within these live online auctions.
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