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Measuring 13in (33cm) high, it is printed and painted with the Ghostly Wood pattern and was in near-perfect condition, with only some minor surface scratches and wear to the gilding.

Entered for the sale on January 29 by a local private vendor with an estimate of £20,000-25,000, it attracted bidding from the UK and the US before it sold to a London dealer at £29,500 (plus 20% buyer's premium).