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Auction Description for I.M. Chait: Asian Art, Antiques & Estates Auction
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Chinese, Japanese, African and Eskimo ivories from several California Collections; Numerous Chinese scrolls, ceramics, bronzes and furnishings from 3 East Coast Collections; Netsuke from the Duke of Gloucester Collection, sold at Christie's 2006; together with netsuke, snuff bottles and Japanese antiques from several Local Estates; Chinese scholar's objects; together with Sino-Tibetan and South East Asian Buddhist pieces, as well as numerous antique Japanese scrolls from a Canadian Estate; Sterling Silver flatware, cloisonné enamels; together with jadeite and precious stone jewelry from a Palmdale Estate;
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Preview: January 8 - 12, 11am - 5pm or by appointment.

Asian Art, Antiques & Estates Auction (605 Lots)

by I.M. Chait


605 lots with images

January 13, 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 Carved Agate Snuff Bottle

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Description: Chinese Carved Agate Snuff Bottle Chinese carved white agate snuff bottle: of somewhat tapered square form and finely hollowed; figural and floral designs as well as mock lion head and ring handles carved in relief (no stopper); H: 2 1/8"

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Chinese Carnelian Agate Snuff Bottle

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Description: Chinese Carnelian Agate Snuff Bottle Highly unusual, Chinese carved tall carnelian agate snuff bottle; in the form of a standing Shoulao: with one hand to his beard, the other holding a staff; finely hollowed, matching stopper; H: 3 3/4"

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Two Antique Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Two Antique Porcelain Snuff Bottles Two antique Chinese Famille Rose porcelain snuff bottles: one in the form of a seated figure holding a fish, porcelain stopper (no spoon); together with an oval form moulded with many figures (no top); H: 3 1/2" (taller)

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Chinese Celadon Jade Snuff Bottle

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Description: Chinese Celadon Jade Snuff Bottle Finely hollowed, Chinese celadon and tan jade snuff bottle; of flattened circular form with incised bat and cloud designs (no top); H: 2 1/4"

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Four Carved Beijing Glass Snuff Bottles

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Description: Four Carved Beijing Glass Snuff Bottles Group of 4 Chinese carved overlay Beijing glass snuff bottles: 2 with designs in navy blue over white: cranes and Shou characters; one with duck motifs in black over clear; and one with squirrel motifs in red over yellow; each with stopper; H: 2 3/4" (tallest)

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Two Snuff Bottles: Glass & Agate

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Description: Two Snuff Bottles: Glass & Agate 鼻煙壺 兩件 Two Chinese snuff bottles: white glass of flattened spade form with enameled silver mounts, no stopper; together with highly translucent white agate, of unusual cylindrical inro type form (usual minor wear), tan agate stopper inside; H: 2 3/4" (taller)

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Group of Various Chinese Snuff Bottles

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Description: Group of Various Chinese Snuff Bottles Group of various Chinese snuff bottles; each of varying sizes and types, including: many enameled porcelain and blue and white porcelain, some animal form; together with one composition and several glass, including carved overlay; each with stopper; totaling 29 pieces; H: 4 1/2" (tallest)

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Five Various Glass Snuff Bottles

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Description: Five Various Glass Snuff Bottles 鼻煙壺 五件 Group of five glass snuff bottles: three singular color overlay with carved patterns; one enameled with design of birds and florals; and one seal-type overlay with chickens (one no stopper, usual minor wear); H: 2 7/8" (tallest)

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Group of Various Asian Items

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Description: Group of Various Asian Items Group of various Asian items, including: 3 marine ivory figural netsuke; 2 dyed jadeite plaques with fish and ruyi fungus; carved hardwood, possibly zitan, ball netsuke of the zodiac animals, inlaid eyes, signed (chips); 4 snuff bottles: 3 carved overlay glass and a blue & white porcelain; rectangular box with inset carved bowenite plaque; and a silver mounted pendant with carved ivory faces and turquoise cabochons; L: 5" (largest)

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Group of 4 Various Chinese Snuff Bottles

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Description: Group of 4 Various Chinese Snuff Bottles Group of 4 Chinese snuff bottles, including: carved well hollowed rutilated quartz with pine and water buffalo in low relief; well hollowed carved shadow agate with pine, crab and fish; yellowish celadon jade, finely hollowed and with bat and sage motifs; and finely hollowed shard with dragon and phoenix panels front and back (one no stopper); H: 3 1/2" (tallest)

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Group of 13 Various Snuff Bottles

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Description: Group of 13 Various Snuff Bottles Group of 13 various Chinese snuff bottles, including: banded agate; 3 inside painted glass: 2 with landscapes and one with a seated child; 2 enameled glass: florals on yellow ground, and boys playing; 2 enameled porcelain: dragons, and children; carved overlay glass with lotus motifs; carved glass with hydra; and 3 various multi-color glass (some no tops); H: 3" (tallest)

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Rare Antique Appliquéd Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: Rare Antique Appliquéd Glass Snuff Bottle Rare and antique, Chinese appliquéd black glass snuff bottle; of flattened circular form with figural landscape designs in appliqué hardstones, lacquer, etc, some "jewel" accents, composite stopper (chip to body and rim chip); H: 2 1/2"

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Various Snuff Bottles & Copper Pendant

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Description: Various Snuff Bottles & Copper Pendant Group of 10 various Chinese snuff bottles, including: enamel on copper, inside painted glass with landscape motif, 3 carnelian agate, 2 hardstone, and one porcelain with figural motifs; together with a repoussé copper Chinese pendant set with an oval lapis lazuli cabochon; H: 3 1/4" (tallest)

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Antique Chinese Silver Snuff Bottle

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Description: Antique Chinese Silver Snuff Bottle Antique Chinese repoussé silver Mongolian/Tibetan-style snuff bottle; with detailed pomegranates on branches front and back, coral and malachite "jewels", matching stopper; H: 3", fine wood stand

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Antique Enameled Copper Snuff Bottle

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Description: Antique Enameled Copper Snuff Bottle 銅胎繪風景人物鼻煙壺 Antique enamel on copper snuff bottle: of flattened form with designs of sages contemplating landscapes; matching stopper (usual minor wear, some chips to stopper), late 19th Century; H: 2 1/2"

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5-Color Glass Overlay Snuff Bottle

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Description: 5-Color Glass Overlay Snuff Bottle 五色玻璃梅蘭竹菊鼻煙壺 Unusual five-color carved glass overlay snuff bottle; of cylindrical form: with design of the Four Noble Plants (plum blossom, orchid, bamboo and chrysanthemum), all on a yellow snowflake ground (usual minor wear); H: 2 1/2"

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Chinese Coral Red & Gilt Porcelain Scepter

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Description: Chinese Coral Red & Gilt Porcelain Scepter Unusual Chinese coral red and gilt porcelain ruyi scepter; the head in the form of ruyi fungus and with naturalistic peaches and branches to the body, 4-character seal mark; L: 12 1/2", wood stand

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Chinese Enameled Porcelain Rouleau Vase

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Description: Chinese Enameled Porcelain Rouleau Vase Chinese Kangxi-style black and green enameled porcelain rouleau vase; with allover continuous design of birds among blossoming branches and rockery, 6-character mark, possibly Guangxu; H: 18"

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Antique Southeast Asian Demonic-Style Head

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Description: Antique Southeast Asian Demonic-Style Head Antique Southeast Asian demonic-style head; mounted with 16th Century blue and white porcelain shards, with bulging eyes and sharp fangs; H: 17", lucite stand

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Two Chinese Hardwood Bowls

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Description: Two Chinese Hardwood Bowls Two Chinese polished hardwood, huanghuali, footed bowls; each circular, one with flared rim; D: 4" (larger)

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Group of Three Chinese Porcelains

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Description: Group of Three Chinese Porcelains Group of 3 Chinese porcelains: Yongzheng-style aubergine glazed bottle vase of archaistic bronze form and etched with dragon and mask designs, 6-character mark; Jiajing-style Famille Rose enameled quatrefoil dish with colorful florals on turquoise ground, seal mark; together with a Jiajing-style small tapered globular vase with continuous landscape design, seal mark; H: 6 3/4" (tallest)

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Two Various Chinese Porcelain Vases

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Description: Two Various Chinese Porcelain Vases Two Chinese porcelain vases: Republic-style, ovoid form with onion mouth, and with enameled landscape scene, calligraphy to verso, seal mark; together with an ovoid Qianlong-style yellow ground, aubergine and green dragon pattern bottle vase, seal mark (some wear); H: 10 1/2" (taller)

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Group of Weighted Sterling Silver Items

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Description: Group of Weighted Sterling Silver Items Group of weighted Sterling silver items, including: pair of triple candelabra; pair tazzas with floral etched glass liners; and matching footed, floral etched glass salt and pepper; L: 7 3/4" (largest)

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English Silver Creamer and Sugar Bowl

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Description: English Silver Creamer and Sugar Bowl English, 1904 Deakin & Francis silver creamer and sugar bowl; each of faceted oval form on four feet; total weight approx, 12.5 troy oz. (some scratches to creamer bottom); L: 7 1/2" (larger)

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Early 20th Century Japanese Bronze Daikoku

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Description: Early 20th Century Japanese Bronze Daikoku Early 20th century, Japanese bronze model of Daikoku; seated atop a huge carp and carrying a staff in one hand, a fan in the other; L: 16"

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Group of Various Sterling Silver Items

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Description: Group of Various Sterling Silver Items Group of Sterling silver items, including: pair Reed and Barton jarlets; a miniature urn; together with 2 Gorham small square dishes and 4 small Whiting foliate dishes; 9 pieces total (8 with repoussé work); total weight 13.5 oz.; D: 3 1/2" (largest)

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Pair Polychromed Metal Warrior Candle Holders

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Description: Pair Polychromed Metal Warrior Candle Holders Pair, probably bronze, polychromed figures of Samurai-style warriors; each holding a tall pole as candle holders with room for 5 candles each; H: 21" (warriors), 30" (candle holder), marble bases

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Sino Tibetan Gilt Bronze Buddhist Deity

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Description: Sino Tibetan Gilt Bronze Buddhist Deity Sino-Tibetan gilt bronze Buddhist deity; seated in lotus posture atop a lotus base, and holding a vessel, wearing a headdress (minor wear); H: 4 3/4"

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Antique Japanese Bronze Puppies

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Description: Antique Japanese Bronze Puppies Group of Japanese bronze puppies: two playing together, one with a paw atop the other, signed; and a single seated, Circa 1900; H: 4 3/4" (taller)

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Group of 4 Antique Bronze Animals

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Description: Group of 4 Antique Bronze Animals Group of 4 various antique bronze animals, including: possibly Luristan horse; Indian(?) horse; possibly African recumbent deer; and Chinese Bactrian camel-form seal; H: 3" (tallest)

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Antique Japanese Champlevé Enamel Censer

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Description: Antique Japanese Champlevé Enamel Censer Antique Japanese bronze and champlevé enamel 2-section censer on tripod stand; the censer globular with 2 animal mask handles and with somewhat archaistic floral designs on patterned ground (wear and cleaned), Circa 1900; H: 17"

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Peruvian Pre-Columbian Black Pottery Vessel

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Description: Peruvian Pre-Columbian Black Pottery Vessel Peruvian Pre-Columbian (probably Chimu) black pottery vessel; with stirrup-type handle and single spouted to the top, with moulded figural motifs (chips and repair); H: 6 1/2"

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Box of Various Pre-Columbian Pottery Pieces

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Description: Box of Various Pre-Columbian Pottery Pieces Box of 12 Pre-Columbian pottery pieces of various types and cultures; all figural, standing or seated; and one dog (some usual wear and minor flaws); H: 6 1/2" (tallest)

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Two Pre-Columbian Pottery Figures

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Description: Two Pre-Columbian Pottery Figures Two Mexican Pre-Columbian pottery figures: seated female with curved arms and hands resting on her hips, openwork featured; and a standing man wearing a hat and holding a slingshot-type object (losses); H: 10" (taller)

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Two Pre-Columbian Pottery Dogs

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Description: Two Pre-Columbian Pottery Dogs Two West Coast Mexican, probably Colima, Pre-Columbian pottery dogs: the smaller standing on all fours and with open mouth (missing one leg); the larger curled in unusual shape and as a vessel; L: 7" (larger)

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Two Pre-Columbian Pottery Figures

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Description: Two Pre-Columbian Pottery Figures Two Mexican Pre-Columbian pottery figures: seated male, probably Nayarit, partially clothed and resting his head on one hand; together with a seated female resting her hands on her stomach (some wear and minor flaws); H: 8" (taller)

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Three Pre-Columbian Pottery Figures

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Description: Three Pre-Columbian Pottery Figures Group of 3 Mexican Pre-Columbian pottery figures: seated boy with opening at the head; seated figure with curved arms resting on his knees; and a seated figure holding vessel on his shoulder (some wear and minor flaws); H: 7 1/2" (tallest)

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Pre-Columbian Pottery Dog-Form Vessel

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Description: Pre-Columbian Pottery Dog-Form Vessel West Coast Mexico, probably Colima, Pre-Columbian pottery vessel; dog-form with stylized features, curled tail and with large flared opening to the back (some repair and wear); L: 12"

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Long Chinese Stained Ivory Brush

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Description: Long Chinese Stained Ivory Brush Chinese stained ivory brush; of fine, slender form and with incised calligraphy; L: 12"

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Two Various Chinese Ivories

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Description: Two Various Chinese Ivories Two Chinese ivories: circular ring with grooved spiral design (small chip); together with a plain form cigarette holder; L: 4" (longer)

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Chinese Carved Ivory Immortal

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Description: Chinese Carved Ivory Immortal Chinese carved ivory figure of a bearded Immortal; seated on rockery and wearing a lotus cap, holding a fan and with child attendants at his feet, attractive patination and "staining" H: 6 1/4", wood stand

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Pair Chinese Ivory Emperor & Empress

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Description: Pair Chinese Ivory Emperor & Empress Pair Chinese carved ivory standing figures of an Emperor and Empress: he wearing dragon robes and holding beads in one hand, a sword in the other; she in dragon robes and headdress, carrying a scepter; H: 7 1/4" (each), wood stands

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Cultural Revolution Carved Ivory Figure

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Description: Cultural Revolution Carved Ivory Figure Finely carved, Chinese Cultural Revolution ivory figure of a girl worker; standing in overalls and carrying a jacket over one shoulder, a knapsack at her side with wrench, and a gas can at her feet; H: 7", wood stand; note: Poly Auction sold one Dec 2011 Lot 7073 for CNY172,500

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Two Chinese Ivories: Beauty & Snuff Bottle

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Description: Two Chinese Ivories: Beauty & Snuff Bottle Old Chinese carved and polychromed ivory beauty, standing and holding a flower; together with a stained ivory peapod form snuff bottle with frog and worm (some craqueleur); H: 5 3/4" (taller)

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Group of Various Ivory Jewelry

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Description: Group of Various Ivory Jewelry Group of various ivory jewelry, including: carved and polychromed scrimmed boy and girl pendants strung on a necklace of black hardstone beads; silver mounted sectional bracelet; bracelet with silvered mounts and a large, faceted gem, probably citrine; Chinese carved graduated beads with stylized floral design; silver mounted bangle bracelet (small repair); and an erotic netsuke-sized okimono of graphically depicted male and female sex organs, signed; L: 34" (longest)

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Two Carved Ivory Figural Okimono

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Description: Two Carved Ivory Figural Okimono Two carved ivory okimono: an antique (marine) Daikoku, seated on a large sack and holding a double gourd, an attendant below, on an ivory base; together with an elaborately scrimmed figure seated in a confining enclosure, signed; H: 4 1/4" (taller)

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Antique Carved Ivory Okimono: Man & Child

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Description: Antique Carved Ivory Okimono: Man & Child Antique Japanese carved marine (walrus) ivory okimono; depicting a man and child standing together, the man carrying a lantern, the boy with two blocks of wood used as an instrument, signed, Circa 1900; H: 5 1/2"

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Primitive Carved Ivory Tusk: Faces

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Description: Primitive Carved Ivory Tusk: Faces Primitive carved ivory tusk, possibly boar's tusk; with various incised faces, inscribed with date and collection number; H: 8", metal stand

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Group of 4 Various Carved Ivory Items

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Description: Group of 4 Various Carved Ivory Items Group of four ivory carvings: 2 carved and stained ivory okimono-style plaques, both with erotic amorous figures beneath pine, one with polychrome scrimmed florals to reverse, the other with relief of a phoenix in flight; together with 2 Chinese carved ivory snuff bottles, each of similar size: one with dragon design in relief, the other with fish among waves, both with incised calligraphy poems to reverse; L: 4 1/2" (largest)

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Chinese Carved Ivory Chess Set

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Description: Chinese Carved Ivory Chess Set Chinese carved ivory chess set; consisting of 32 pieces, one half stained, typical figural designs; H: 3 1/2" (tallest piece), in fitted board/box (wear and chips); L: 15" (box)

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