Ivory Pea Pod and bean auction

Gazza99

Gazza99

2015-07-06 11:51:54

It's hard to deny that this peapod and bean set are exquisitely detailed, but to make them from ivory seems a tad excessive to me! I suppose being made in China in the 19th century meant that ivory wasn't nearly as scarce or controversial as it is today, but it has resulted in a bean and a pea pod worth £80-£120 if the Toovey's pre auction estimate is to be believed. These two are being auctioned this Thursday (the 19th of June).
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