The circular gadrooned and cross-banded top inlaid with a Japonisme scene depciting a bird drinking at a pool surrounded by plants and foliage, on a pierced tri-partite stand modelled as three winged sphynxes on claw feet, the top signed 'FDBte' and 'ALPH. GIROUX PARIS'
2914 in. (75 cm.) high; 1814 in. (46.5 cm.) diameter
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This lot contains elephant ivory material and is offered with the benefit of being registered as ‘exempt’ in the UK in accordance with the UK Ivory Act. Please note that it is your responsibility to determine and satisfy the requirements of any applicable regulations relating to the export or import of any lot you purchase.
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