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Netsuke of carved ivory, Jurojin seated with two boys in front holding a scroll: Japan, by Norishige, mid 19th century

Netsuke of carved ivory, Jurojin seated with two boys in front holding a scroll: Japan, by Norishige, mid 19th century

A Japanese Antique Carved Ivory Okimono Skeleton Group: depicting the scene of skeletons playing checkers while seating on top of other skeleton heads, circa 1900  Dimensions: H: 6-1/2"; W: 10-1/2"

A Japanese Antique Carved Ivory Okimono Skeleton Group: depicting the scene of skeletons playing checkers while seating on top of other skeleton heads, circa 1900 Dimensions: H: 6-1/2"; W: 10-1/2"

Cliveden House was built more than 300 years ago by the Duke of Buckinghamshire.The fame of Cliveden skyrocketed when it was purchased by William Waldorf Astor, in 1893 the richest man in America. Apparently, Queen Victoria was not well pleased. Astor gave it to his son and daughter-in-law, Waldorf and Nancy Astor, who turned it into one of the early 20th century's most important political salons.

Cliveden House was built more than 300 years ago by the Duke of Buckinghamshire.The fame of Cliveden skyrocketed when it was purchased by William Waldorf Astor, in 1893 the richest man in America. Apparently, Queen Victoria was not well pleased. Astor gave it to his son and daughter-in-law, Waldorf and Nancy Astor, who turned it into one of the early 20th century's most important political salons.

Bellasecretgarden — ~ old fashioned corner shop in England ~ Lyon’s...

Bellasecretgarden — ~ old fashioned corner shop in England ~ Lyon’s...