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Auction Description for I.M. Chait: ASIAN ART, ANTIQUES & ESTATES AUCTION
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Japanese antiques and decorations from a well known Los Angeles Collection; Chinese ivories, carved jades and ceramics from Hawaiian and East Coast Collections; Numerous carved netsuke, okimono and snuff bottles from several American Collections; Chinese scholar's table objects including: wood, jade, sealstone, etc.; together with numerous scrolls from various California Collections; Fine jewelry in white gold and yellow gold with diamonds and other precious stones from a manufacturer close-out
Sale Notes:
Preview: May 14 - 18, 11am - 5pm or by appointment.

ASIAN ART, ANTIQUES & ESTATES AUCTION

by I.M. Chait


564 lots with images

May 19, 2013

Live Auction

9330 Civic Center Drive

Beverly Hills, CA, 90210 USA

Phone: +1 (310) 285 0182

Fax: +1 (310) 285 9740

Email: chait@chait.com

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Chinese Paper Scroll: Reclining Beauty

Lot 1: Chinese Paper Scroll: Reclining Beauty

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Description: Chinese Paper Scroll: Reclining Beauty Chinese ink and colors on paper scroll; depicting a beauty laying among rockery and flowering plants, a fan at her side, inscription and seal marks; 35" x 16"

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Chinese Paper Scroll: Rooster & Flowers

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Description: Chinese Paper Scroll: Rooster & Flowers Chinese ink and colors on paper scroll; depicting a rooster beneath blossoming branches, inscription and seal mark; 53" x 13"

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Enameled Wave Crest Glass Powder Box

Lot 3: Enameled Wave Crest Glass Powder Box

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Description: Enameled Wave Crest Glass Powder Box Early 20th Century glass powder box; of rounded square form with moulded swirling motif and with enameled florals to the hinged cover, by Wave Crest (wear); L: 3 1/4"

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Chinese Cloisonné Egg & Porcelain Jar

Lot 4: Chinese Cloisonné Egg & Porcelain Jar

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Description: Chinese Cloisonné Egg & Porcelain Jar Two Chinese items: Rose Medallion-type Famille Rose porcelain jar and cover, of flattened baluster form with courtship, bird and floral designs, lion finial; together with a Chinese blue ground cloisonné enamel egg with bird and florals, wood stand; H: 16" (taller)

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Numerous Photos of Chairman Mao

Lot 5: Numerous Photos of Chairman Mao

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Description: Numerous Photos of Chairman Mao Collection of numerous (later) photos of Chairman Mao with others at various political events, etc.; totaling approx. 37 pieces; L: 15" (largest)

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Album

Lot 6: Album "Famous Paintings of the World"

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Description: Album "Famous Paintings of the World" Album containing a series of 20 prints; entitled "Famous Paintings of the World" and dated from February to June, 1894 (as-is, all the pages toned); L: 16"

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Old European Carved Wood Music Box

Lot 7: Old European Carved Wood Music Box

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Description: Old European Carved Wood Music Box Old European carved wood music box; of rectangular form on four legs and with high relief flowers to the cover (repaired mechanism); L: 7"

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Two Small Old Indian Bronzes

Lot 8: Two Small Old Indian Bronzes

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Description: Two Small Old Indian Bronzes Two small and old Indian bronzes: stylized standing figure on a pedestal, wearing a necklace and headdress; together with a triangular ashtray with a dancing deity at the rim; H: 5" (taller)

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Antique Chinese Blue & White Plate

Lot 9: Antique Chinese Blue & White Plate

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Description: Antique Chinese Blue & White Plate Antique Chinese small blue and white porcelain plate; circular with florals to the interior, seal mark (rim frits), 17th Century; D: 5 1/2"

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Two Antique Thai Gilt Wood Attendants

Lot 10: Two Antique Thai Gilt Wood Attendants

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Description: Two Antique Thai Gilt Wood Attendants Two antique Thai carved and gold lacquered wood attendants: one kneeling deity wearing a hat; the other a man, somewhat kneeling, each with many mirrored "jewels" (some usual wear, one hand gone); H: 8" (taller)

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Group Indonesian/Southeast Asian Bronzes

Lot 11: Group Indonesian/Southeast Asian Bronzes

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Description: Group Indonesian/Southeast Asian Bronzes Group of 3 Indonesian or Southeast Asian bronzes; each depicting a group of stylized figures: in a boat; gathered around a bowl; and playing instruments(?); L: 6 1/2" (largest), some wood stands

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Two Antique Chinese Carved Wood Figures

Lot 12: Two Antique Chinese Carved Wood Figures

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Description: Two Antique Chinese Carved Wood Figures Two antique Chinese carved wood figures: polychromed Guanyin standing atop an unusual base, wearing long robes and crown, holding her bottle (chipped fingers); and a seated Immortal-type temple figure with hands joined in front (flaws); H: 19 1/2" (taller)

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Group of Six Various Asian Scrolls

Lot 13: Group of Six Various Asian Scrolls

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Description: Group of Six Various Asian Scrolls Group of 6, mostly Japanese scrolls: colorful Star Gods on paper; 3 calligraphy on paper; ink and colors on silk of two cranes perched in pine (toned, stain), 2 in signed wood boxes, some with bone ends (some toning, flaws, etc.); 49" x 16 1/2" (largest)

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Watercolor by Poon & Etching by Cowan

Lot 14: Watercolor by Poon & Etching by Cowan

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Description: Watercolor by Poon & Etching by Cowan Watercolor on silk by Poon Tai To (Chinese, b. 1946), depicting a colorful landscape with male and female deer, signed and with seal mark, artist's biography on reverse; together with a signed etching lithography by Alec Cowan (British, b. 1909), of a ferris wheel on the shore, signed, titled and numbered 14/65; 12 1/2" x 18 1/2" (larger), each framed

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Group of 7 Old & Antique Porcelain Dishes

Lot 15: Group of 7 Old & Antique Porcelain Dishes

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Description: Group of 7 Old & Antique Porcelain Dishes Group of 7 porcelain foliate dishes: 4 old Japanese with leaf designs on blue grounds, seal marks; together with 3 antique Imari with enameled scrolling foliage designs around a central blue and white floral medallion, circular marks; D: 9 3/4" (largest)

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Antique Japanese Pottery Figural Group

Lot 16: Antique Japanese Pottery Figural Group

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Description: Antique Japanese Pottery Figural Group Antique Japanese pottery group; depicting 2 of the 7 Gods of Good Fortune, Daikoku seated on 3 bales and Ebisu seated with a large fish, both on a boat, probably Bizen ware, (chips and losses), Circa 1900; L: 12 1/2"

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Two Chinese Cloisonné Enamel Jars

Lot 17: Two Chinese Cloisonné Enamel Jars

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Description: Two Chinese Cloisonné Enamel Jars Two Chinese cloisonné enamel jars: one with all over precious vessels and Buddhist objects; the other with panels of precious vessels on white patterned ground, cloisonné seal marks to each (minor flaws); H: 7 3/4" (each)

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Pair Antique Chinese Blue & White Bowls

Lot 18: Pair Antique Chinese Blue & White Bowls

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Description: Pair Antique Chinese Blue & White Bowls Pair antique Chinese blue and white "kitchen Qing" porcelain bowls; each with wide flared rim and with abstract floral motifs, possibly from undersea excavation (discoloring and glaze wear and chip to one), late 17th Century; D: 6 1/4" (each)

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Group Various Chinese Scrolls & Porcelains

Lot 19: Group Various Chinese Scrolls & Porcelains

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Description: Group Various Chinese Scrolls & Porcelains Group of various Chinese scrolls and porcelains: Famille Rose vase, baluster form with birds on flowering branches, seal mark; pair Rose Medallion bowl and large dish, each with figural scenes and florals, marks; together with 5 scrolls: 3 depicting figures in landscapes; birds among flowering plants; and a landscape handscroll, inscription and seal mark to each (each toned); totaling 8 items; 48" x 25" (largest)

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Chinese Enameled Porcelain Vase

Lot 20: Chinese Enameled Porcelain Vase

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Description: Chinese Enameled Porcelain Vase Chinese enameled porcelain vase; of hexagonal baluster form with allover design of flowering plants and pomegranates on blue ground, seal mark; H: 14"

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Antique Chinese Enameled Porcelain Vase

Lot 20A: Antique Chinese Enameled Porcelain Vase

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Description: Antique Chinese Enameled Porcelain Vase Antique Chinese enameled porcelain vase; ovoid form with flared rim and bat-form handles, with design of a gamboling lion and cub, calligraphy to verso, late 19th Century; H: 9"; with Certificate of Antiquity from Hong Kong Craft Merchants Association

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Antique Tibetan Repoussé Copper Traveling Shrine

Lot 21: Antique Tibetan Repoussé Copper Traveling Shrine

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Description: Antique Tibetan Repoussé Copper Traveling Shrine Antique Tibetan repoussé copper traveling shrine; the front with Buddhist emblems among foliage, loop handles to each side; L: 4 1/4"

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Chinese Carved Rock Crystal Guanyin

Lot 22: Chinese Carved Rock Crystal Guanyin

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Description: Chinese Carved Rock Crystal Guanyin Chinese carved rock crystal figure of Guanyin; seated in position of "Royal Ease" atop a lotus base, holding a ruyi scepter and with a flaming mandorla behind, parcel satin finish details; H: 4 3/4", wood stand

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Two Chinese Blue & White Porcelains

Lot 23: Two Chinese Blue & White Porcelains

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Description: Two Chinese Blue & White Porcelains Two Chinese blue and white porcelains: circular plate with somewhat scalloped textured rim and with design of two cranes in flight among clouds, seal mark; together with a globular vase with "double-happiness" characters on scrolling foliage ground (hairline to rim); D: 9 1/2" (larger)

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Old Chinese Peacock Feather Fan

Lot 24: Old Chinese Peacock Feather Fan

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Description: Old Chinese Peacock Feather Fan Old Chinese fan; comprised of white feathers painted with design of flowering plants and butterfly, bordered by peacock feathers and with openwork carved bone framework (old repair); L: 22", framed

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Korean Blue & White Porcelain Vase

Lot 25: Korean Blue & White Porcelain Vase

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Description: Korean Blue & White Porcelain Vase Charming, small Korean Choson-style blue and white soft paste porcelain vase; bottle form with hexagonal globular body and flowering plant designs on three sides; H: 4 1/2"

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Large California Glazed Art Pottery Dish

Lot 26: Large California Glazed Art Pottery Dish

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Description: Large California Glazed Art Pottery Dish Large La Mirada California art pottery dish; of shallow circular form with transparent bright blue crackle glaze, signed and number 65; D: 15 1/2"

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Two Japanese Porcelains: Dish & Bowl

Lot 27: Two Japanese Porcelains: Dish & Bowl

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Description: Two Japanese Porcelains: Dish & Bowl Two Japanese porcelains: Imari polychromed dish with flowering plant and bird panels; together with an early 20th Century Famille Noire-style bowl, with blossoming branches on black ground and colorful rim, unusual mark; D: 12" (larger)

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Korean Koryo-Style Celadon Vase

Lot 28: Korean Koryo-Style Celadon Vase

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Description: Korean Koryo-Style Celadon Vase Korean Koryo-style inlaid celadon crackle glazed maebyong vase; with allover pattern of crane medallions among clouds, signed; H: 12 1/2"

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Antique Japanese Bronze Altar Vase

Lot 29: Antique Japanese Bronze Altar Vase

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Description: Antique Japanese Bronze Altar Vase Antique Japanese bronze altar vase; of footed baluster form with animal head handles and with relief panels featuring birds among branches, signed (wear), late 19th Century; H: 5"

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Old Japanese Appliqué Folding Mirror

Lot 30: Old Japanese Appliqué Folding Mirror

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Description: Old Japanese Appliqué Folding Mirror Early 20th Century Japanese folding mirror: one side with carved and appliqué polychrome shell and bone scene of barn yard fowl among flowers, the other side with mirror (chips); L: 14 1/2"

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Pair Older Chinese Bowenite Bowls

Lot 31: Pair Older Chinese Bowenite Bowls

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Description: Pair Older Chinese Bowenite Bowls Pair Chinese bowenite bowls; each of circular form with flared rim: one of translucent golden color; the other of mottled color with allover dark green suffusions (some "calcification" to each); D: 3 3/4" (larger), velvet boxes

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Lot Pre-Columbian Pottery Heads & Shards

Lot 32: Lot Pre-Columbian Pottery Heads & Shards

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Description: Lot Pre-Columbian Pottery Heads & Shards Lot of Pre-Columbian pottery heads and shards; the fragments in various color pottery (wear and chips); totaling approx. 35 pieces; L: 3" (largest)

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Antique Chinese Carved Hardstone Lion

Lot 33: Antique Chinese Carved Hardstone Lion

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Description: Antique Chinese Carved Hardstone Lion Antique Chinese carved jade-like hardstone lion; recumbent and with a pup, translucent mottled green color; L: 2 7/8", wood stand

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Two Various Old Japanese Vases

Lot 34: Two Various Old Japanese Vases

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Description: Two Various Old Japanese Vases Two Old Japanese vases: Satsuma ovoid form with flared rim and with panels depicting groups of boys, early 20th Century; and a smaller ovoid form with palm leaf motif, early 20th Century, signed; (larger)

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Two Calligraphy Scrolls: Paper & Silk

Lot 35: Two Calligraphy Scrolls: Paper & Silk

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Description: Two Calligraphy Scrolls: Paper & Silk Two scrolls: one with several lines of calligraphy on paper, seal marks; the other with calligraphy above a sketch of Fuji on silk (toned); 49" x 14" (larger)

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Old Japanese Silk Scroll: Beauty

Lot 36: Old Japanese Silk Scroll: Beauty

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Description: Old Japanese Silk Scroll: Beauty Old Japanese ink and colors on silk scroll: depicting a beauty standing in long robes and wearing a brimmed hat: holding a stringed instrument, inscription and seal mark, early 20th Century; 43" x 16"

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Two Cut Glass Bowls, Lacquer Box & Head

Lot 37: Two Cut Glass Bowls, Lacquer Box & Head

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Description: Two Cut Glass Bowls, Lacquer Box & Head Two large cut glass bowls: one tripod footed globular form, the other circular flat bottomed; an inlaid lacquered box, oval form and the cover with mother of pearl florals; together with a Metropolitan Museum of Art composite copy of the face of the Virgin Mary from Michelangelo's Vatica Pieta; L: 14 1/2" (largest)

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Pair Chinese Paper Scrolls: Cats & Rockery

Lot 38: Pair Chinese Paper Scrolls: Cats & Rockery

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Description: Pair Chinese Paper Scrolls: Cats & Rockery Pair of Chinese ink and colors on paper scrolls: each depicting a cat seated on rockery among colorful flowering plants, inscription and seal mark to each (each lightly toned); 67" x 18" (each)

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Two Framed Wood Cuts by Jonathan Scott

Lot 39: Two Framed Wood Cuts by Jonathan Scott

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Description: Two Framed Wood Cuts by Jonathan Scott Two framed wood cuts by Jonathan Scott: one depicting two couples dancing, titled Country Dance, Maltorea; the larger a portrait of a man with long hair, titled Posternate and numbered 5/20; each pencil signed; 11" x 9" (larger), each framed

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Heavy African Incised Bronze Bracelet

Lot 40: Heavy African Incised Bronze Bracelet

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Description: Heavy African Incised Bronze Bracelet Extremely heavy African bronze bracelet, possibly Togo; with incised geometric motifs; D: 3 3/4"

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2 Antique Japanese Bronze Mirrors

Lot 41: 2 Antique Japanese Bronze Mirrors

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Description: 2 Antique Japanese Bronze Mirrors 2 antique Japanese bronze hand mirrors; one with relief design of cranes, pine and a minogame, inscription; the other with relief of a dwelling and flowers with silvered characters (no wrappings to handles); L: 9 3/4" (larger)

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Antique Japanese Appliqué Wood Panel

Lot 42: Antique Japanese Appliqué Wood Panel

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Description: Antique Japanese Appliqué Wood Panel Antique Japanese wood panel; of naturalistic form with carved and appliqué bone and ivory scene of two houses in a landscape with the full moon above, signed on ivory plaque (old crack and with old repair); L: 28"

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Three Various Chinese Paper Scrolls

Lot 43: Three Various Chinese Paper Scrolls

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Description: Three Various Chinese Paper Scrolls Three Chinese paper scrolls: pair depicting a single line of calligraphy (heavily toned, creases and flaws); together with two eagles perched among pine in ink and colors, inscription and seal mark; 50" x 9" (longest)

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Chinese Silk Scroll: Celestial Beauty

Lot 44: Chinese Silk Scroll: Celestial Beauty

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Description: Chinese Silk Scroll: Celestial Beauty Chinese ink and colors on silk horizontal unmounted scroll; depicting a celestial beauty riding on a phoenix among clouds, the beauty holding a red bucket, inscription and seal mark (toned); 22" x 38"

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Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Brushpot

Lot 45: Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Brushpot

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Description: Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Brushpot Large Chinese, Qianlong-style blue and white porcelain brushpot: cylindrical with continuous landscape design with figures and dwellings among pine, seal mark; H: 8 3/4"

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Continental Tortoise Shell Card Case

Lot 46: Continental Tortoise Shell Card Case

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Description: Continental Tortoise Shell Card Case Continental tortoise shell card case; rectangular with inlaid mother-of-pearl grape vine motifs front and back (clasp loose, flaws and old repair); L: 3 3/4"

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Group of Various Asian Items

Lot 47: Group of Various Asian Items

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Description: Group of Various Asian Items Group of various items: miniature Japanese wood Okame mask, signed; carved hardstone snuff bottle with dragons front and back (no top); and 2 moulded ceramic, probably antique, Chinese snuff bottles, each with 18 Lohan; L: 4 1/4" (largest)

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Pair Chinese Glazed Pottery Wall Vases

Lot 48: Pair Chinese Glazed Pottery Wall Vases

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Description: Pair Chinese Glazed Pottery Wall Vases Pair antique Chinese, Circa 1900 glazed pottery wall vases; each cabbage leaf-form, seal marks; L: 9 1/2" (each)

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Chinese Cloisonné Enamel Vessel

Lot 49: Chinese Cloisonné Enamel Vessel

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Description: Chinese Cloisonné Enamel Vessel Chinese cloisonné enamel vessel; of somewhat oval lobed form, with allover scrolling and foliate wire work on blue ground late (wear to gilt rims), 19th Century; L: 8"

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