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648 lots | 647 with images

December 8, 2012

Live Auction

5644 Telegraph Avenue

Oakland, CA, 94609 USA

Phone: 1-510-428-0100

Fax: 1-510-658-9917

Email: info@clars.com

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Japanese Wood Bishamonten, Meiji

Lot 1: Japanese Wood Bishamonten, Meiji

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Description: Japanese pigment decorated wood figure of Bishamonten, Meiji period, the guardian deity with a blue face in military garb, holding a stupa in the left hand, all raised on a shaped plinth, glass case: 21.5'h

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(Lot of 4) Group of Thai bronze Buddhist sculptures, 18th/19th century, consisting of three Buddha heads, the largest with sharply d...

Lot 2: (Lot of 4) Group of Thai bronze Buddhist sculptures, 18th/19th century, consisting of three Buddha heads, the largest with sharply d...

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Description: (Lot of 4) Group of Thai bronze Buddhist sculptures, 18th/19th century, consisting of three Buddha heads, the largest with sharply defined facial features (lacking ushnisha), one crowned Buddha head with down cast eyes and the last cast with strong brows, broad nose and a archaic smile; together with a right hand (probably in bhumisparsha mudra), hand: 4.5'l

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Thai Bronze Buddha and Bust

Lot 3: Thai Bronze Buddha and Bust

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Description: (lot of 2) Thai bronze Buddhist figures, the first of the historical Buddha seated on a naga throne; the second a bust with an elegant face surmounted with an ornate hairline, with wood stand, bust: 7.3"h

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Chinese Ceramic Guanyin

Lot 4: Chinese Ceramic Guanyin

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Description: Chinese ceramic figure of Guanyin, the compassionate bodhisattva in namaskara mudra with a strand of prayer bead on the right wrist, seated on front of a censer and backed by a flaming mandorla, while all raised on a lotus pedestal, 7.5"h

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Chinese Carved Figures, Bodhisattva, Liuhai

Lot 5: Chinese Carved Figures, Bodhisattva, Liuhai

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Description: (lot of 4) Chinese three wooden carved figures, consisting of Guanyin holding a scroll; a pair of laughing Liuhai along with zoomorphs; together with a pigment decorated soapstone beauty, with wood stand, tallest: 14.25"h

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Chinese Overlay Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 6: Chinese Overlay Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: Chinese Peking overlay glass snuff bottle, the flattened circular body with a horse below a willow tree in tree in contrast to the frosty ground, 2.5"h

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Two Chinese Jade Toggles

Lot 7: Two Chinese Jade Toggles

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese jade toggles, one shaped as a lobed fan accented with stylized clouds; along with a rectangular plaque carved with a landscape, the back with the characters 'yan yu ya wan', the milky white matrix suffused with icy inclusions, 2.25"h

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Chinese Snuff Bottles and Turquoise Figure

Lot 8: Chinese Snuff Bottles and Turquoise Figure

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Description: (lot of 4) Chinese snuff bottles, the first two of cinnabar hue decorated with flowers, dragonflies and butterflies; one caramel-brown agate snuff bottle carved with zoomorphic handles; along with a turquoise figure of a child holding a large peach sitting on a lotus leaf, largest: 3"h;

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Chinese Carved Jade Sword Ornament

Lot 9: Chinese Carved Jade Sword Ornament

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Description: Chinese jade sword ornament, the two sides with mirror images of two meandering chilong and a phoenix, executed from a gray white ground with dark flecks and russet inclusions, 2.3'w

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Two Strand of Chinese Prayer Beads

Lot 10: Two Strand of Chinese Prayer Beads

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese prayer beads, the first consisting of forty-one turquoise beads accented with coral and malachite beads; while the second strand is comprised of twenty-four carved coral beads alternating with cream colored spherical beads, first: 14.75"l

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(lot of 2) Chinese Agate and Green Phoenix/Dragon Sculptures

Lot 11: (lot of 2) Chinese Agate and Green Phoenix/Dragon Sculptures

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese agate carving, one side with bamboo and auspicious lingzhi, and song birds on a plum blossom tree on the reverse side, together with a pale green hardstone sculpture with a stand, featuring a phoenix and dragon pursuing a flaming pearl, with wood stands, 10"h

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Chinese Spinach Jade Plaque

Lot 12: Chinese Spinach Jade Plaque

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Description: Chinese spinach jade plaque, carved and reticulated with an accomplished youth seated on a qilin amid lingzhi and flowers, the semi-translucent dark green matrix with dark suffusions (minor chips), with wood stand, jade: 4.5'h

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Chinese Figural Jade, Child and Lotus

Lot 13: Chinese Figural Jade, Child and Lotus

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Description: Chinese jade figural desk ornament, shaped with a joyous child with arms around a large lotus pod with a hallowed interior and accented with a frog climbing onto the side, the even celadon matrix with icy inclusions, 4"w

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Chinese Jadeite Budai with Children

Lot 14: Chinese Jadeite Budai with Children

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Description: Chinese jadeite carving of reclining Budai, surrounded with joyous children carrying ingots and auspicious emblems, along with a pair of bats, 7.75''w

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Chinese Hardstone Ruyi Scepter

Lot 15: Chinese Hardstone Ruyi Scepter

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Description: Chinese carved hardstone ruyi scepter, with a large lobed head carved with small lingzhi sprigs, the contoured shaft similarly decorated with the fungus of immortality, executed from an even white matrix, 14.25"l

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Group of Chinese Cloisonne Enameled Items

Lot 16: Group of Chinese Cloisonne Enameled Items

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Description: (lot of 13) Assortment of Chinese cloisonne enamel ware, most decorated with flowering sprigs, consisting of two shallow bowls, three cylindical containers, one small dish, four match box holders and a pair of blue ground vases with peonies; together with an enameled pen shaft; vases: 8.5"h

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Chinese Carved  Hardstone Plaque

Lot 17: Chinese Carved Hardstone Plaque

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Description: Chinese carved jade/hardstone plaque, incised with a man accompanied by a duck and the other side with a farmer in the field , suspended from a wooden frame, 5.5" h

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Chinese Metal Horse/Cloisonne Ewer

Lot 18: Chinese Metal Horse/Cloisonne Ewer

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese decorative items, consisting of a metal horse standing on a rectangular plinth, together with a cloisonne lidded ewer, decorated with two blue dragons and a flaming pearl on a white cloud ground, having a stick neck above the compressed body, horse: 11.75"h, ewer: 6"h

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Japanese Hakata Urasaki Doll

Lot 19: Japanese Hakata Urasaki Doll

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Description: Japanese Hakata Urasaki doll, from mid-Showa period, an elderly woman in kimono cooking at shichirin, 7.5''h

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Japanese Hakata Doll Shopkeeper

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Description: Japanese Hakata Mimasu doll, from mid-Showa period, a shopkeeper and his wife sitting by a hibachi, the husband with an abacus and the wife with an accounting book, 7"h x 10"w

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Two Chinese Dolls

Lot 21: Two Chinese Dolls

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese mixed medium dolls, one with a white lacquered face and adorned with a purple robe embroidered with flowers, the other with a flesh colored composition head and wearing a red robe couched with a censer, 10.5"l

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Japanese Kutani Teapot, Meiji Period

Lot 22: Japanese Kutani Teapot, Meiji Period

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Description: Japanese Kutani porcelain teapot, Meiji/Taisho period, having a rounded square body, depicting two ladies and a boy, with birds and flowers on the other side, marked Kutani on the base, 6" h

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Japanese Fukagawa  Porcelain& Kutani Cats

Lot 23: Japanese Fukagawa Porcelain& Kutani Cats

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Description: (lot of 8) Japanese Fukagawa porcelain four lidded coffee cups and a saucer, Meiji period, marked Fukagawa with an orchid on the base, decorated with flowers and birds on pale turquoise ground, with a cherry blossom in the center of the lid, together with Japanese Kutani Porcelain recumbent sleeping cats, marked Kutani on the large one and 'made in Japan' in red on the kittens, cup: 3"h, saucer: 5.25"d, largest cat: 6.5'l

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Japanese Cigarette Case with Inlay, Meiji/Taisho

Lot 24: Japanese Cigarette Case with Inlay, Meiji/Taisho

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Description: Japanese mixed metal cigarette case, Meiji/Taisho period, copper-brown, decorated with a bird and chrysanthemums inlay on the lid, susuki grass and asters with two birds on the other side, 3.5"h x 2.5"w

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Chinese Lacquered Box with Game Counters

Lot 25: Chinese Lacquered Box with Game Counters

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Description: Chinese gilt decorated black lacquered lobed sewing box, contains five lidded cases, all decorated with floral designs in gilt, the oval one with a fabric top, together with game counters made of 40+ fishes and five various shapes made of mother-of-pearl, (damage to the lid), 3"h x 7"w x 5"d

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Japanese Bronze Water Dropper & Yatate

Lot 26: Japanese Bronze Water Dropper & Yatate

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Description: (lot of 2) Japanese patinated bronze water dropper, in the shape of go board with two marble containers, together with a yatate (brush-and-ink case), board: 2.75"l x 2.75" w, yatate: 7"l

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Japanese Lacquered Torii Stand with Bells

Lot 27: Japanese Lacquered Torii Stand with Bells

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Description: Japanese red lacquered carved wooden torii stand, Taisho-Showa period, suspending two copper bells decorated with dragons in red and gold, 13"h x 12.5"w

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Japanese Inro Case with Netsuke

Lot 28: Japanese Inro Case with Netsuke

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Description: Japanese lacquered wood inro case consisting of four tiers, with painted carps on a reddish brown ground, with a netsuke shaped as a monkey on a carp, marked 'Kichizan' on the base, 4.5"h x 3.5"w x 2"d

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Chinese Yixing Ceramic Chess Containers

Lot 29: Chinese Yixing Ceramic Chess Containers

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese Yixing chess piece containers, the short cylindrical bodies incised with a mountain and water landscape above a raised band, the recessed base bearing the seal 'Chen Mingyuan zhi', together with fitted lid with a ring handle, 4.4"w

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Japanese Bronze Dragon Cup

Lot 30: Japanese Bronze Dragon Cup

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Description: Japanese bronze cup, of tapering cylindrical form cast with a dragon meandering above cresting waves (dented), 3.5"h

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Chinese Blue-and-White Bulb Containers

Lot 31: Chinese Blue-and-White Bulb Containers

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Description: (Lot of 2) Chinese underglazed blue porcelain planters/bulb containers, each of the double walled vessels with an openwork honey-comb patterned exterior below the everted rim accented with a diaper band and each raised on four shaped short supports, largest: 9.125'w

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Chinese Pewter Tripod Censer

Lot 32: Chinese Pewter Tripod Censer

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Description: Chinese multi-sectioned pewter censer, with handles and fu-lion shaped finial with pierced trigrams on the lid, the upper body etched with flowers and characters, the lower section with lion form handles flanking the domical body raised on three zoomorphic supports, the underside marked Chaocheng Kaishun, 7"h

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Chinese Small Celadon Glazed Ewer

Lot 33: Chinese Small Celadon Glazed Ewer

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Description: Chinese celadon glazed small ewer, with a lobed melon form body below the long spout and an elegant handle flanking the trumpet neck, 3.8"h

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Group of Chinese Small Porcelain Boxes

Lot 34: Group of Chinese Small Porcelain Boxes

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Description: (lot of 18) Thirteen Chinese enameled small porcelain containers, late Qing/Republic period, each of the tapering square sectioned boxes together with lids feature a young scholar seated on a qilin; along with five mother-of-pearl spoons, boxes: 1"w

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Chinese Longquan-style Fish Hanlde Mallet Vase

Lot 35: Chinese Longquan-style Fish Hanlde Mallet Vase

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Description: Chinese Longquan-style ceramic mallet vase, with a pair of fish handles flanking the cylindrical below the dish rim (minor chip), 5.5"h

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Chinese Lacquer Box with Mother-of-Pearl Inlays

Lot 36: Chinese Lacquer Box with Mother-of-Pearl Inlays

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Description: Chinese mother-of-pearl inlaid lacquer box, the rectangular lid decorated with a scene of a fisherman and a townsman carrying bundles of firewood across the bridge, the background with birds soaring amid a stylized tree, the sides accented with leafy sprigs, 9.5"l

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Group of Chinese Cloisonne Enameled Ware

Lot 37: Group of Chinese Cloisonne Enameled Ware

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Description: (lot of 3) Chinese cloisonne enameled ware, consisting of a yellow ground small dish and cylindrical container decorated with red and blue flowers; together with a circular blue box, enameled with stylized flowers on a swirl ground, largest: 4.75"w

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Chinese Lidded Cloisonne Box with Jade

Lot 38: Chinese Lidded Cloisonne Box with Jade

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Description: Chinese cloisonne enameled box of pinched square form, set with a Shuangxi jade emblem on the lid, decorated with auspicious items and flowers on the dark orange ground both to the exterior and interior, 4"h x 7"w x 7"d

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Chinese Footed Porcelain Dish

Lot 39: Chinese Footed Porcelain Dish

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Description: Chinese enameled footed porcelain dish, the shallow well centered with a gilt shou medallion surrounded with flowering tendrils along with five auspicious bats, above the tall foot encircled with stiff leaf bands, 6.75"w

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Chinese Blue-and-White Porcelain Footed Dish

Lot 40: Chinese Blue-and-White Porcelain Footed Dish

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Description: Chinese underglaze blue porcelain footed dish for the Thai market, 19th century, the well decorated with a floral medallion and stylized motifs, along with an everted foliate rim and a tall splayed foot (chips), 4.75'w

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Chinese Huali Brush Pot

Lot 42: Chinese Huali Brush Pot

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Description: Chinese huali hardwood cylindrical brush pot, with a plain rim and thick walls tapering toward the recessed base, 6.5'h

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Twenty Chinese Wood Stands

Lot 43: Twenty Chinese Wood Stands

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Description: (lot of 20) Assortment of Chinese wood stands, of various shape and size, including plinths, base and plate stand, largest: 13.5"h

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Two Chinese Dark Wood Brush Pots

Lot 44: Two Chinese Dark Wood Brush Pots

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese dark wooden brush pots, each of a slightly waisted cylindrical body with thick walls, largest: 8.5"h

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Chinese Yixing Zisha Ceramic Teapot

Lot 45: Chinese Yixing Zisha Ceramic Teapot

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Description: Chinese Yixing zisha ceramic teapot, with pewter fittings of ruyi form and double handles, studio mark on the base, 6"h x 9"w

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Four Chinese Yixing Tea Pots

Lot 46: Four Chinese Yixing Tea Pots

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Description: (lot of 4) Chinese Yixing ceramic tea pots, consisting of three pieces heightened with dark green bamboo leaves and with faux bamboo form handles; together with one of trunk form accented with prunus flowers, largest: 6.75"w

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Chinese Ceramic Figures Fu Lions

Lot 47: Chinese Ceramic Figures Fu Lions

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Description: (lot of 7) Chinese ceramic figures, consisting of five Shiwan figures of townsmen, some stamped 'China' to the base, along with a pair of turquoise fu-lions on aubergine bases, largest: 7.5"h

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Chinese Underglazed Blue Porcelain

Lot 48: Chinese Underglazed Blue Porcelain

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Description: (lot of 8) Group of Chinese underglazed blue porcelain, including four plates, a miniature plate, two covered containers and one large bowl with metal repair, decorated with dragons, largest: 9"dia

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Chinese Octagonal Gilt Wooden Container with Dividers

Lot 49: Chinese Octagonal Gilt Wooden Container with Dividers

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Description: Chinese octagonal gilt and pigment wooden sweets meat box, the lid decorated with a scholar reading a book along with an attendant, together with nine shaped inserts with red lacquered interiors, 4"h x 10"w x 10"d

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Japanese Arita Blue-and-White porcelain

Lot 50: Japanese Arita Blue-and-White porcelain

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Description: (lot of 13) Japanese underglazed blue Arita porcelain, including ten plates, two octagonal lobed plates and a bowl, decorated with pines, plum blossoms, lotus and other flowers, marked on each base, largest: 9.75"dia

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Chinese Underglazed Blue Teapots

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese underglazed blue large teapots, one with brass handle and reticulated lid, above the body featuring dragons with flaming pearls, and another with a porcelain lid with lug handles on the shoulder, above the ovoid body with children playing, tallest: 8.25"h

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