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Lot 31

31: Oriental Carved Mahogany Figure of the Laughing Bud

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Description

Oriental Carved Mahogany Figure of the Laughing Buddha, 20th c., the reclining figure holding the pearl of wisdom, and attended by acolytes and wildlife, on a custom carved ebonized base, H.- 5 in., W.- 12 1/4 in., D.- 5 1/8 in., Stand- H.- 1 in., W.- 13 3/4 in., D.- 6 1/2 in.

Condition

Condition consistent with age. Inlaid left eye of Buddha now lacking. Eyes and teeth on smaller figures chipped or lacking. Minor age cracks to reverse of figure. Leg of small standing figure (holding Buddha's leg) now cracked but not detached. Excellent skill to carving. Piece not permanently attached to base. ALL PROPERTY IS SOLD “AS IS.” NO STATEMENT REGARDING CONDITION OF ANY ITEM, WHETHER IT IS MADE ORALLY AT THE AUCTION OR ANY OTHER TIME, OR IN WRITING IN THE CATALOGUE OR ELSEWHERE, SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE A WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION, OR ASSUMPTION OF LIABILITY.
Buyer's Premium

21.5%

Estimate $100 – $200
Starting Bid $50
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8:00 AM - May 12, 2012
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Crescent City Auction Gallery

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