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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 Blue-and-White Porcelain Tiered Container

Lot 52: Japanese Blue-and-White Porcelain Tiered Container

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Description: Japanese blue-and-white transfer ware three-tiered covered container, Meiji period, the exterior featuring children playing in a garden, 8.75"h x 7.25"dia

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Two Chinese Wood Brush Pot

Lot 53: Two Chinese Wood Brush Pot

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese wooden brush pots, each of the cylindrical body is slightly waised, with a bevelled rim and flat base, largest: 9.125"h

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(lot of 50) Box of Chinese decorative wood stands, of various forms and sizes, tallest: 12

Lot 54: (lot of 50) Box of Chinese decorative wood stands, of various forms and sizes, tallest: 12"h

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Description: (lot of 50) Box of Chinese decorative wood stands, of various forms and sizes, tallest: 12"h

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Asian Silk Hanging Panel, Roosters

Lot 55: Asian Silk Hanging Panel, Roosters

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Description: Asian embroidered silk panel, 19th/early 20th century, satin stitched with a pair of roosters at the base of a bamboo accented with white chrysanthemums, the upper section with songbirds and butterflies (tear and wear), 112'h x 50'w

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Chinese  Wood panel with Stone Overlay

Lot 56: Chinese Wood panel with Stone Overlay

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Description: Chinese stone overlay decorated wood panel, with a scene of cranes amid flowering prunus on a black lacquered ground heightened with gilt and colored stone inlays, including jade, lapis lazuli and chalcedony, overall: 75'h x 15.25'w

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Chinese Hanging Display Cabinet

Lot 57: Chinese Hanging Display Cabinet

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Description: Chinese wooden and glass hanging display cabinet, with a glass front door within a frame topped with a shou medallion, the interior with staggered open shelves, 35.5"h; Provenance: Unaccessioned items from Honolulu Museum of Art

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Framed Chinese Paintings, Beauties and Children

Lot 58: Framed Chinese Paintings, Beauties and Children

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese framed paintings, ink and color on paper, depicting women and children in daily activity in front of the villa (laid down), largest: 29.5"h x 38.25", overall: 35"h x 44"w

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Chinese Blue-and-White Porcelain Plaque

Lot 59: Chinese Blue-and-White Porcelain Plaque

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Description: Framed Chinese underglazed blue porcelain plaque, depicting the Three Star Immortals and children, entitled 'dai zi gui zong', with an apocryphal Guangxu date, followed by studio name 'Jinzong Tang', sight: 23.5"h x 44.25"w, overall: 27.5"h x 48"w

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Chinese Painting, Landscape

Lot 59A: Chinese Painting, Landscape

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Description: Framed Chinese painting, ink and color on paper, Riverside Landscape, the upper right with a colophon and signature along with one artist seal, overall: 27"h x 50.75"w

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Japanese  Hand Carved Door Panels

Lot 60: Japanese Hand Carved Door Panels

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Description: (lot of 2) Japanese pigment accented door panels, decorated with dragonflies above bundles of daikon radishes, lower left with the signature, Masaya and seal in Japanese, 68.5"h x 26"w; Provenance: Unaccessioned property from the Honolulu Museum of Art

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Chinese Painting, Feng Dazhong (after), Tiger

Lot 61: Chinese Painting, Feng Dazhong (after), Tiger

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Description: Framed Chinese painting, Tiger, after Feng Dazhong (b.1949), ink and color on paper, upper right with poetic inscription, bearing the signature 'Dazhong', with two artist seals, overall: 42.75'h x 31.4'w, painting: 39.4'h x 26.8'w

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Chinese Painting, Lin Fengmian (after), Actor

Lot 62: Chinese Painting, Lin Fengmian (after), Actor

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Description: Framed Chinese painting, ink and color on paper, Actor in Purple, after Lin Fengmian (Chinese, 1900-1991), the lower right bearing signature and one seal, sight: 26.75"h x 25"w, overall: 37"h x 35"w

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Japanese Patinated Bronze Hibachi

Lot 62A: Japanese Patinated Bronze Hibachi

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Description: Japanese bronze hibachi, cast with the Seven Lucky Gods in relief within patterned bands, flanked with cash coin form handles, 5"w

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Chinese Painting, Qian Weicheng (after), Landscape

Lot 63: Chinese Painting, Qian Weicheng (after), Landscape

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Description: Framed Chinese painting, ink and color on silk, Landscape, the upper bears signature 'Qian Weicheng' (Chinese, 1720-1772) and two seals (substantial losses), painting: 41.75"h x 15.75"w, overall: 45.5"h x 18.5"w

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Chinese Painting, Li Keran (after), Landscape

Lot 64: Chinese Painting, Li Keran (after), Landscape

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Description: Framed Chinese painting, ink and color on paper, Mountains, after Li Keran (Chinese, 1907-1989), the upper right with a colophon, bearing signature and sealed 'Keran', sight: 15.75"h x 11.5"w, overall: 22.25"h x 18"w

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Chinese Fan Painting, Landscape

Lot 65: Chinese Fan Painting, Landscape

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Description: Chinese fan painting, ink and color on paper, Landscape, the upper middle with a seven character line, followed by the cyclical date 'yiyou' second month, bearing signature and seal, fan: 20.5"w, overall: 16"h x 25.3"w

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Chinese Scroll, Xiao Sun (after), Landscape

Lot 66: Chinese Scroll, Xiao Sun (after), Landscape

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Description: Chinese hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, Autumn Landscape, after Xiao Sun (Chinese, 1883-1944), the upper left dated gengchen, bearing signature and two seals, painting: 54'h x 27'w, overall: 91.25'h x 33.25'w

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Chinese hanging scroll, Ya Ming (attr), Figures

Lot 67: Chinese hanging scroll, Ya Ming (attr), Figures

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Description: Chinese hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, 'Jiang Jin Jiu', attributed to Ya Ming (Chinese, b. 1924), depicting a pair of scholars seated at a table gazing at a scholar in a white robe, the upper left entitled, followed by cyclical date yisi autumn month, bearing signature 'Ya Ming' and two seals, painting: 26.75'h x 17.75'w, overall: 78'h x 24'w; NB: published in literature 'Jicangyuan: Ya Ming', publisher: Hong Kong Guoji Meishu Chuban She, 2005, pg. 13 (book in front office)

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Chinese scroll, Qi Baishi (after), Insects

Lot 68: Chinese scroll, Qi Baishi (after), Insects

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Description: Chinese hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, Leaves and Insects, after Qi Baishi (Chinese, 1864-1957), the upper left with the cyclical date jiaxu and bearing signature 'Baishi shan weng Qi Huang', with two seals, painting: 25.5"h x 12.5"w, overall: 98"h x 20.25"w

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Chinese Scroll, Yang Shanshen (after), Heron

Lot 69: Chinese Scroll, Yang Shanshen (after), Heron

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Description: Chinese scroll painting, ink and color on paper, after Yang Shanshen (Chinese, 1913-2004), Heron, the lower right bearing siganture 'Shanshen' and sealed 'Yang', painting: 53.5"h x 13"w, overall: 78.25"h x 18.25"w

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Chinese Painting, King Yama

Lot 70: Chinese Painting, King Yama

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Description: Framed Chinese painting, ink and color on paper, Underworld, 19th century, featuring Yanluo Wang (King Yama of the Underworld) backed by celestial officials, the lower section of a judgement scene by officials, along with cartouches of a list of people who comissioned the painting, sight: 49.75'h x 21'w, overall: 60.5'h x 28.5'w

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Framed Chinese Calligraphic Fan, Qian Dingming

Lot 71: Framed Chinese Calligraphic Fan, Qian Dingming

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Description: Framed Chinese fan, red ink on paper, inscribed with a poetic colophon, bearing signature 'Qian Dingming' and followed by one seal, fan: 9"h, overall: 19"h x 29"w

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Chinese Couched Blue Sleeve Band

Lot 72: Chinese Couched Blue Sleeve Band

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Description: Framed Chinese sleeve band, metallic couched with a phoenix and dragon above rolling waves set against a blue satin silk ground, further decorated with shou medallions and floral scrolls, overall: 10.5'h x 29.5'w. Provenance: From the Estate of Bob Langell (Oakland, CA and Albuquerque, NM)

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Chinese Calligraphy, Qi Baishi (after)

Lot 73: Chinese Calligraphy, Qi Baishi (after)

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Description: Framed Chinese calligraphy, after Qi Baishi (Chinese, 1864-1957), featuring a long inscription followed by the signature 'Baishi Huang', and one seal, overall: 17.5"h x 12.5"w

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Chinese Scrolls, Yu Youren (after), Calligraphy

Lot 74: Chinese Scrolls, Yu Youren (after), Calligraphy

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese calligraphic scrolls, ink on paper, after Yu Youren (Chinese, 1879-1964), with a five character couplet, the left bearing signature 'Yu Youren' and one seal, 69.5"h x 16.125"w

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Chinese Scroll,  Ma Yuanyu (after), Hawk

Lot 75: Chinese Scroll, Ma Yuanyu (after), Hawk

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Description: Chinese hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, White Hawk and Flower, after Ma Yuanyu (Chinese, ca. 1669-1722), the upper left with a poetic colophon, with cyclical date and bearing signature Ma Yuanyu, along with two seals, overall: 84"h x 18.125"w

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Chinese Scroll,  Chen Peiqiu (after), Penoies

Lot 76: Chinese Scroll, Chen Peiqiu (after), Penoies

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Description: Chinese hanging scroll, ink and color on silk, Peonies, the lower right bearing signature 'Peiqiu' (Chen Peiqiu, Chinese, b. 1922), along with two seals, painting: 12.75'dia, overall: 70.5'h x 19.25'w

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Two Asian Folding Screens

Lot 76A: Two Asian Folding Screens

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Description: (lot of 2) Asian folding screens, consisting of a small Chinese four panel screen, ink and color on silk, depciting peonies (extensive damage), 35.75"h; together with a Japanese two panel screen, depciting a river landscape, the lower corner signed and sealed, 68"h Provenance: Unaccessioned items from Honolulu Museum of Art

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Two Chinese Photo Litho, Generals and Communist Party

Lot 77: Two Chinese Photo Litho, Generals and Communist Party

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese photo litho prints, one depicting a group portrait of Chinese communist members, dated 1964; the other featuring the ten generals of the republic, first: 104"w

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Two Thai Ink Rubbings

Lot 78: Two Thai Ink Rubbings

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Description: (lot of 2) Framed Thai ink rubbings, one featuring two dancers and the depicted with a celestial and an attendent; sight: 17.75"h x16.5"w, overall: 24.25:h x 22.25"w

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Chinese Reverse Glass Painting, Warriors

Lot 79: Chinese Reverse Glass Painting, Warriors

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Description: Chinese reverse glass painting, brightly depicting generals gathered in front of a pavilion, sight: 30.75"h x 12.75"w, overall: 33.75"h x 15.75"w

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Chinese Garden Rock/Scholar's Stone

Lot 79A: Chinese Garden Rock/Scholar's Stone

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Description: Chinese scholar's stone, the dark gray matrix of irregular contour with grooves and a textured surface, together with a wood stand, 19.5"h

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Two Japanese Paintings, Kiyokawa Taiji

Lot 80: Two Japanese Paintings, Kiyokawa Taiji

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Description: (lot of 2) Japanese framed abstract watercolors paintings on shikishi paper, by Kiyokawa Taiji (Japanese, 1919-2000), lower left with signature, painting: 10.75"h x 9.5"w, overall: 19"h x 14.75"w

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Framed Japanese Painting, Goto Hajime

Lot 81: Framed Japanese Painting, Goto Hajime

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Description: Framed Japanese painting, mixed media on paper, by Goto Hajime (Japanese, b. 1943), the lower left with artist signature and seal, dated 96, sight: 22.75'h x 7.5'w, overall: 30'h x 14.75'w

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Japanese Prints, Hiroshige, Tokaido 53 Stations

Lot 82: Japanese Prints, Hiroshige, Tokaido 53 Stations

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Description: (lot of 2) Framed Japanese woodblock prints, 'Tokaido 53 Stations' by Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797–1858), the first 'Kanagawa', upper left with title and artist seal, ,the second 'Kameyama', upper left with title, lower left with artist name and seal, lower left corner with publisher seal and lower margin with publisher name and edition year, 1900 on both prints, sight: 9.5"h x 14.27"w, overall: 16.75"h x 20.75"w

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Framed Japanese Prints, by Fujimaro and Eishi

Lot 83: Framed Japanese Prints, by Fujimaro and Eishi

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Description: (lot of 2) Framed Japanese woodblock prints, late reprints of 'Ladies in Snow Storm' by Kitagawa Fujimaro (Japanese, 1790-1850) together with 'Mouse and Grapes' by Hosoda Eishi (Japanese, 1756-1829), sight :9.25"h x 6.63"w, overall: 16"h x 12"w

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Framed Japanese Prints, Saito Kaoru

Lot 83A: Framed Japanese Prints, Saito Kaoru

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Description: (lot of 2) Japanese framed prints, the first 'Sparrow and Snail', by Saito Kaoru (Japanese, b. 1931), mezotint, the lower margin signature and edition 36/75; the second etching depicting flowers, the lower margin with signature unread, edition 2/50, dated 1999, larger; sight: 5'h x 7'w, overall: 11'h x 14'w

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Japanese woodblock prints, Kitagawa Utamaro

Lot 84: Japanese woodblock prints, Kitagawa Utamaro

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Description: (lot of 4) Group of Japanese woodblock prints, later reprint of Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese, 1753-1806), with the artists signatures, titles, seals, sight: 15'h x 10'w; overall: 24'h x 18.25'w

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Chinese Silk Sleeve Band

Lot 85: Chinese Silk Sleeve Band

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Description: Framed Chinese embroidered sleeve, late Qing/Republic period, satin stitched with birds and butterflies amid flowering sprigs accented by gilt couched wanzi pattern, overall: 12" x 24"

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Chinese Painting, He Xiangying (after), Insects and Grass

Lot 86: Chinese Painting, He Xiangying (after), Insects and Grass

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Description: Unframed Chinese ink and color on silk, Insects and Grass, after He Xiangying (Chinese, 1878-1972), the right bearing signature and sealed 'He Xiangying', painting: 18'h x 10'w, overall: 24.5'h x 15.5'w

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Chinese Ink Fan Painting, Landscape

Lot 86A: Chinese Ink Fan Painting, Landscape

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Description: Unframed Chinese fan painting, ink on paper, Villa in Landscape, the upper with a long colophon followed by three seals, fan: 6.5" h, 18.5"w, paper: 15"h x 25.5"w; Provenance: Unaccessioned items from Honolulu Museum of Art

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Japanese Wooden Step Tansu

Lot 87: Japanese Wooden Step Tansu

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Description: Japanese hinoki wood step tansu, Meiji/Taisho period, consisting of two pairs of sliding doors, along with small drawers below the steps (wear, insect damage and replacement panels), 70.25"w

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Chinese  Vase with Underglaze Blue and Red Decoration

Lot 88: Chinese Vase with Underglaze Blue and Red Decoration

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Description: Chinese underglaze blue and red porcelain vase, with a pair of elephant handles bracketing the waisted neck with stiff leaf band above a pair of stylized phoenixes, the tapering body with a writhing 'mang' dragon, the tall pedestal base encircled with patterned bands, 18.25"h

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Chinese Enameled Porcelain Jar, Bird

Lot 89: Chinese Enameled Porcelain Jar, Bird

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Description: Chinese polychrome enameled porcelain jar, the tapering ovoid body brightly decorated with a bird perched amid peonies and various blossoms, reversed with a pair of five character couplets, followed by the artist name 'Liu Heshun', with wood lid and stand, jar: 10.5"h

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Chinese Wooden Figure of Liu Hai

Lot 89A: Chinese Wooden Figure of Liu Hai

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Description: Chinese wood carving of Liu Hai, the immortal fashioned seated on a lotus leaf and luring two toads with a strand of cash coins, 11.75"h

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Asian Mother-of-Pearl Inaid Wood Stand

Lot 90: Asian Mother-of-Pearl Inaid Wood Stand

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Description: Asian small mother-of-pearl inlaid wood stand, the top with a scene of figures in front of a villa, all within a border with grapes, above the shaped apron decorated with bird-and-flower reserves, and four cabriole supports set on a square base further inlaid with figural reserves, 15.5''h

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Pair of Chinese Blue-and-White Baluster Vases

Lot 91: Pair of Chinese Blue-and-White Baluster Vases

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Description: Pair of large Chinese underglaze blue vases, the tapering body with a meandering four-claw dragon above patterned bands on the high pedestal foot, flanked by a pair of elephant form handles on the waisted neck with phoenix bracketed by stiff leaf and floral band and with a long dated inscription to one side, similar to the pair of baluster vases the Percival David Collection, 26'h

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Chinese Large Cloisonne Censer

Lot 91A: Chinese Large Cloisonne Censer

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Description: Chinese cloisonne enameled large covered tripod censer, the compressed globular body decorated with stylized lotus and scrolling tendrils on a turquoise ground flanked by dragon handles and zoomorphic supports, together with a lid in the form of a pavilion with openwork side panels and phoenix heads issuing from the roof, 24.5"h

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Japanese Lacquer Shell Game Box, Kai-oke

Lot 92: Japanese Lacquer Shell Game Box, Kai-oke

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Description: Japanese black lacquered wooden kai-oke (shell game) box, 19th century, of ribbed cylindrical form mounted with four splayed supports accented with metal fittings, together with a fitted lid, overall:16.5"h

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Chinese Marble Inlaid Export Stand

Lot 93: Chinese Marble Inlaid Export Stand

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Description: Chinese export wooden low square stand, the cobblestone patterned marble plaque set within a bead edge frame, the apron pierced with prunus and connected to lion form supports, 18'h

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