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Three ostrich eggs. Meiji period (late 19th century). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

Decorated in gold lacquer with figures, birds and frogs, two perspex stands and one lacquered stand; 9½ in. (24 cm.) high and similar (3) - Estimate £800 - £1,200. Price Realized £2,750

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A Japanese ivory and wood okimono [sculptural ornament]. Signed Mitsuyuk, Meiji period (late 19th century). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

Of two ivory birds with finely carved feather detail looking after a nest of eggs, inlaid eyes; 8 in. (20 cm.) diameter - Estimate £800 - £1,200. Price Realized £2,375

Christie's. Quai d'Orsay, Paris - An Apartment by Jacques Grange, 19 November 2010, London, King Street www.christies.com