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A 19th century carved and lacquered wood figure of an elderly man, bentwood-bound body with detachable limbs and original labels, original plinth, overall height 80cm.  PLEASE NOTE: THIS FIGURE IS CURRENTLY IN SEPARATE PARTS AND HAS BEEN STOOD TOGETHER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

Estimate £100 - £150 Sold for £360


Unfortunately the figure does not stay together when set up and the head, legs, arms and feet all come off if it is touched.  Extra photos to be included in the condition report to show you.  


Condition starting from the head - the nose has a patch missing and just above his right eye, visible cracks all over his head, and the right-hand side of his hair is lifting also.  The body is in good order generally, some of the bentwood binding is broken and rubbed.  The frame is good order, again just split in a couple of places.  His right arm again it showing age related cracks, surface chips, otherwise seems to be fairly complete, and the same as his left arm including some loss.  His right leg again has some surface loss, cracks and chips.  His left leg the foot has broken off, probably was reglued at some stage and then come off again, again areas of surface loss and cracks, chips.  His left foot is missing his big toe, again surface loss cracks.  His chest has also come away from his neck, again which has some surface loss and cracks.  Stand again has cracks running through it and obvious wear.  We think once the model is pinned together properly and attached to its stand, it will stand fine, but currently does need some attention, but nice original condition.