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Auction Description for The Cobbs: Fine European, Asian, Tribal and American Art and Antiques

Fine European, Asian, Tribal and American Art and Antiques

by The Cobbs


405 lots with images

July 5, 2014

Live Auction

50 Jaffrey Road

Peterborough, NH, 03458 USA

Phone: +1 603.924.6361

Fax: +1 603 924 9089

Email: info@thecobbs.com

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Benjamin Champney, (1817-1907), Massachusetts/New Hampshire

Lot 1: Benjamin Champney, (1817-1907), Massachusetts/New Hampshire

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Description: Benjamin Champney, (1817-1907), Massachusetts/New Hampshire, oil on canvas painting of "Golden Rod" in a field, signed lower right B. Champney 190?, 24" x 16", newer gold frame, cleaned and lined. Prov: White Mountain National Bank, Sanders & Mock auctions, McGowen Fine Art

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Benjamin Champney, (1817-1907), Massachusetts/New Hampshire.  Oil on canvas, mountain landscape

Lot 2: Benjamin Champney, (1817-1907), Massachusetts/New Hampshire. Oil on canvas, mountain landscape

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Description: Benjamin Champney,(1817-1907) oil on canvas of a mountain landscape signed LL "B. Champney", cleaned and lined with new stretcher and frame, 10 1/4" x 15 1/2". Prov:Collection of White Mountain National Bank

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Frank Henry Shapleigh, (1842-1906), New Hampshire.  Oil on canvas, Mr. Chocorua

Lot 3: Frank Henry Shapleigh, (1842-1906), New Hampshire. Oil on canvas, Mr. Chocorua

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Description: Frank Henry Shapleigh, (1842-1906), New Hampshire, oil on canvas painting of a barn scene with a view of a red cape cod house & shed with Mt Chocorua in the background, signed lower right "FH Shapleigh" and on the verso "Mt Chocorua from old barn in Conway by FH Shapleigh", 10"x16", appears to be original frame. Prov:Collection of White Mountain National Bank.

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Frank Henry Shapleigh, (1842-1906), New Hampshire.  Oil on canvas

Lot 4: Frank Henry Shapleigh, (1842-1906), New Hampshire. Oil on canvas

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Description: Frank Henry Shapleigh, (1842-1906),Oil On Canvas barn scene of a New England house with a rock wall, signed lower left "FH Shapleigh188?" and on the verso "A New England Barn by FH Shapleigh", 10"x16", replaced"Goodnow" gold molded frame. Prov: Private New Hampshire Collection, The Banks Gallery

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Arthur Gibbs Burton, attributed, (1883-1969), Vermont, oil on canvas

Lot 5: Arthur Gibbs Burton, attributed, (1883-1969), Vermont, oil on canvas

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Description: Arthur Gibbs Burton, attributed, (1883-1969), Vermont, oil on canvas, glued on board, summer landscape of a red house, unsigned with verification by Burton historian included with purchase, 18" x 24", framed.

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Maple Hepplewhite Secretary

Lot 6: Maple Hepplewhite Secretary

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Description: Maple Hepplewhite Secretary,2 part, a diamond glazed door secretary top over a center section with 3 side by side drawers over 2 cupboard doors flanking a central drawer above a fold down writing surface over 3 graduated drawers and a scalloped apron cut out base, 40" wide x18 1/4"deep x 74" tall, old refinish, Northern New England, circa 1810.

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Ideal Piccolo Swiss Music Box

Lot 7: Ideal Piccolo Swiss Music Box

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Description: "Ideal Piccolo" Swiss Music Box, mahogany carved front case, patent dated works 1888, comes with a lower drawer which holds 3 cylinders all teeth in tact, 27 3/4" w x 13" Dc 10 1/2" tall, in working condition, original winder and cylinder lock key.

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Wrought Iron Table and Four Chairs

Lot 8: Wrought Iron Table and Four Chairs

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Description: Wrought Iron Table and Four Chairs, A 42" round table with four curved floral supports from a round base, comes with an oversized 48" round glass top; 4 matching floral backed WI armchairs with inset wooden seats; 34" tall, all painted in a green paint, some chips. E20th C.

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Cast Stone Twisted Column Plinth

Lot 9: Cast Stone Twisted Column Plinth

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Description: Cast Stone Twisted Column Plinth, A 12" square top supported by a rope twist tapered column set on a 13 1/2" square base, 36 1/2" tall, 20th C., old outdoor finish, small edge chip to top, some edge roughage.

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Antique Serapi Room Size Oriental Rug

Lot 10: Antique Serapi Room Size Oriental Rug

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Description: Antique Serapi Room Size Oriental Rug, Finely woven carpet having a central geometric medallion on a light red field with a multiple wide border, losses to the ends, stains, 2 poor repairs in the border, overall wear, probably late 19th C. or very early 20th C, 12' 2" x 9' 8 1/2". Provenance-an old Boston Estate; NH Collection.

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Carved Wolf Hound Handled Cane

Lot 11: Carved Wolf Hound Handled Cane

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Description: Carved Wolf Hound Handled Cane, Carved from horn with glass eyes and open month, "800" silver stag engraved collar over an ebony shaft, 33 1/8" tall, 19th C., Central European. Provenance: Personal Collection of.R.Wagner

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Carved Griffin Handled Cane

Lot 12: Carved Griffin Handled Cane

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Description: Carved Griffin Handled Cane, carved out of horn depicting a griffin perched on a ledge with a turned head, held to the cherry shaft with two sterling lapped bands, 33 1/8" tall, missing tip. Provenance: Personal Collection of Richard Wagner.

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Carved Snake Head Cane

Lot 13: Carved Snake Head Cane

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Description: Carved Snake Head Cane, Depicting a striking ivory cobra with orange eyes, sterling engraved collar set on a tiger striped exotic wood shaft, 36 1/2" tall, the handle and collar appear to be older than the shaft. Provenance: The Personal Collection of Richard Wagner

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Chinese Carved Ivory Rat Handle Cane

Lot 14: Chinese Carved Ivory Rat Handle Cane

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Description: Chinese Carved Ivory Rat Handle Cane, The tapered handle depicts approximately 30 plus rats deeply carved with glass or garnet eyes, brass collar attached to a dark hard wood shaft and brass tip, 34 1/4" tall, appears to be Late 19th C. Provenance: The Personal Collection of Richard Wagner

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Lot of Four Carved Handle Parasols

Lot 15: Lot of Four Carved Handle Parasols

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Description: Lot of Four Carved Handle Parasols: A) Birch tree handle with inset red cherries/crab apples replaced umbrella fabric, 38 3/4" tall. B) Carved pelican shaped handle, no fabric on the umbrella mechanism, 44" tall, tip missing. C)Carved Parrot form handle with glass eyes, replaced umbrella fabric, 40 1/4" tall. D) Carved Heron form handle, umbrella fabric is "as-is", 42" tall, tip missing. Provenance: The Personal Collection of Richard Wagner

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Victorian Spelter Pair of French Figures of 2 Musketeers

Lot 16: Victorian Spelter Pair of French Figures of 2 Musketeers

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Description: Victorian Spelter Pair of French Figures of 2 Musketeers, one leaning on his sword, the other removing his gloves, both signed "F", and both with "unDuel"(the duel) plate, both 18" tall including 1 1/2" wooden stand, late 1800's early 1900"s.

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Two Metal Figures After Jean Didier Debut, 1824-1893, France

Lot 17: Two Metal Figures After Jean Didier Debut, 1824-1893, France

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Description: Two Metal Figures After Jean Didier Debut, 1824-1893, France, Bronze of a middle eastern warrior loading his rifle, 16 3/4" tall marked "Prix De Rome", signed D.Debut on top with "Bronze Garanti Autitre, Paris" stamp, (probably not first strike. Also cast iron Arabian Knights figure standing by his sword, patinated bronze color 6 5/8" tall.

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Spelter

Lot 18: Spelter "La Fantasia" After R. LeCourtier

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Description: Spelter "La Fantasia" After R. LeCourtier, statue depicting an Arab horseman with raised rifle sitting a galloping stallion, impression signed on top of base "R. LeCourtier", 33" T x 30" W,oval cove molded metal base.

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Raymond Thibesart (1874-1968), France, oil on canvas

Lot 19: Raymond Thibesart (1874-1968), France, oil on canvas

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Description: Raymond Thibesart (1874-1968), France, oil on canvas of a fruit tree in full bloom with hills in the back ground, "no. 1514 Printerups R. Thibesart Paris" on the reverse and signed lower right "R. Thibesart", 20" x 26", framed. foxing of th paint surface, primarily upper/lower corners and on tree trunk, no visible in painting.

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Dupendant (Artist) 1835-1900?, Europe:  three watercolors and gauche on paper

Lot 20: Dupendant (Artist) 1835-1900?, Europe: three watercolors and gauche on paper

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Description: Dupendant (Artist) 1835-1900?, Europe: three watercolors and gauche on paper of 17th C. scenes; one of a crusader guardsman (9 1/4" x 6 7/8" sight; one of musketeer 9 1/4" x 6 7/8" sight, and an interior tavern scene of two men drinking and serving woman 8" x 10 1/2" sight. All framed and matted under glass. One has a label on the back "J.F.Olson & Co., Cambridge, MA" Condition: some foxing on matting, frame roughage.

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Georgii Alekandrovich Lapshin (1885-1950/51) Russian Fed./France, Oil on Board

Lot 21: Georgii Alekandrovich Lapshin (1885-1950/51) Russian Fed./France, Oil on Board

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Description: Georgii Alekandrovich Lapshin (1885-1950/51) Russian Fed./France, Oil on Board, Still Life of Flowers, 19 1/2" x 26" framed.

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Paul Schaan, 19/20th C, France, oil on canvas

Lot 22: Paul Schaan, 19/20th C, France, oil on canvas

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Description: Paul Schaan, 19/20th C, France, oil on canvas of the cardinal having coffee with his cat, 13 1/4" x 9 1/4" signed on lower left side "P. Schaan", beautifully framed in gold gessoed ornate frame, crackle and minor frame loss.

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Frederick Waters Watts, R.A., 1800-1862, UK,  painting of a

Lot 23: Frederick Waters Watts, R.A., 1800-1862, UK, painting of a "Cider Mill In Devon"

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Description: Frederick Waters Watts, R.A., 1800-1862, UK, painting of a "Cider Mill In Devon" identified on reverse, signed lower right, "F.W. Watts, 1845," 30" x 41", with original gold gessoed ornate frame, good untouched condition.

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Kerman Room Size Oriental Rug

Lot 24: Kerman Room Size Oriental Rug

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Description: Kerman Room Size Oriental Rug, having floral central medallion floating on a coral red ground with cut corners and multiple floral borders, 12' 1" x 14" 6", good overall condition, finely knotted, probably mid 20th C., Persian.

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Model 1861, 3 Inch Wrought Iron Ordnance Rifle

Lot 25: Model 1861, 3 Inch Wrought Iron Ordnance Rifle

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Description: Model 1861, 3 Inch Wrought Iron Ordnance Rifle, Maker Phoenix Iron Co., Phoenixville, PA #4, marked on the top "US", 72.7 " long, marked on the end of the muzzle "1861", 815lbs, TTSL, 4 PI Co", inspector Theodore Thadeus Sobrieski Laidley, previously unregistered at WWW.M 1861 artillary@yahoo.com; old surface, unpainted as it was displayed in a Massachusetts backyard. Provenance: Recently discovered in a North Hampton Massachusetts backyard.

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Military Parade Drum

Lot 26: Military Parade Drum

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Description: Military Parade Drum, 16 1/8" diameter x 9 1/8" tall wooden side drum, written on one stretched skin. "The Greenville Drum Co., By JC Taft and HRN march 7th 1902", hole in one stretched skin. Provenance: The Taft Family of Greenville, NH

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Pair of Bow Back Windsor Armchairs

Lot 27: Pair of Bow Back Windsor Armchairs

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Description: Pair of Bow Back Windsor Armchairs, 9 Spindle bamboo turned bowed back with scrolled mahogany arms, scooped seat all supported by tall bamboo turned legs, 38" tall (back), 17 3/4" tall seat x 20" W; old black paint with yellow bamboo rings, New England, C1800-1815.

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Lot of Five Rockingham Pottery Pieces

Lot 28: Lot of Five Rockingham Pottery Pieces

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Description: Lot of Five Rockingham Pottery Pieces: 11" tall round handle pitcher with raised stag animal decoration; 10" tall round handle pitcher with cover and stag and animal decoration; 9" tall round handle pitcher with stag and animal decoration; 7 1/2" tall pitcher with hunter and dog decoration chip on handle

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Joseph A Ropes, 1812-1885, Mass/New York, oil on canvas painting of Mt. Monadnock

Lot 29: Joseph A Ropes, 1812-1885, Mass/New York, oil on canvas painting of Mt. Monadnock

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Description: Joseph A Ropes, 1812-1885, Mass/New York, oil on canvas painting of Mt. Monadnock from the east side probably viewed from the South Pack Monadnock Area with Peterborough in the distance, signed lower left "J. Ropes Painter, Salem, Mass, 1868 and noted on reverse.

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Goari P. Ivanov-Rinor, Russian/Dublin, NH

Lot 30: Goari P. Ivanov-Rinor, Russian/Dublin, NH

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Description: Goari P. Ivanov-Rinor, Russian/Dublin, NH, Tempra and gesso/masonite panel depicting a Russian and Mongolian horseman fighting, used as a "WPA" illustration, described and dated, 1936, and signed on the reverse, 23 3/4" x 21", original wooden frame with metal plaque "WPA Federal Art Project" painting is "as is" with paint losses.

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Stuart Williams, 20th C. Hancock, NH, two watercolor paintings

Lot 31: Stuart Williams, 20th C. Hancock, NH, two watercolor paintings

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Description: Stuart Williams, 20th C. Hancock, NH, two watercolor paintings titled "spring has sprung my feather is back, 1989" both 9" x 12", framed under glass, signed lower right, "Stuart Williams" and titled on back

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New Hampshire Glazed Door Step Back Cupboard

Lot 32: New Hampshire Glazed Door Step Back Cupboard

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Description: New Hampshire Glazed Door Step Back Cupboard, unusual sliding multi-panel doors over two flat panel cupboard doors below supported by a scalloped applied bracket base, 69 1/2" wide x 87" tall, mid 19th C, Pine, in old finish. Provenance: Hancock, NH Estate Collection.

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Red Painted Nantucket Candle stand

Lot 33: Red Painted Nantucket Candle stand

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Description: Red Painted Nantucket Candle stand, round cherry top supported by a bulbous turned shaft and three tall snake feet, 19 3/4 " diameter top x 27 1/2" tall, each leg has a double bead decorated top edge, 18th/19th C in excellent condition with some worm holes. See Brock Jobe "Harbor and Home" page 158,159 for similar examples.

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Set of Three Girandole Candelabra

Lot 34: Set of Three Girandole Candelabra

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Description: Set of Three Girandole Candelabra, consisting of a pair of gilded prism decorated single candelabra flanking a central three socket one all supported by a cathedral form base with a double stepped marble bottom, each marked on the back " 270 Washington, St, Boston, Patent Dec 18, 1849," 18" T, center and 15 1/4" tall sides. All prisms in tact.

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A Set of Twelve Chinese Export Paintings on Pith Paper

Lot 35: A Set of Twelve Chinese Export Paintings on Pith Paper

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Description: A Set of Twelve Chinese Export Paintings on Pith Paper, depicting Chinese methods of punishment and one a court scene, all matted and framed under glass, 6 3/4" x 12". 19th C Export, two with some matt and ground staining. Provenance: From the Estate of Dr. Samuel G Jarvis(1816-1892), W. Claremont, NH, a brother in-law Captain Tarr of Philadelphia brought these back from Canton, China per the family history.

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Large Japanese Imari Charger

Lot 36: Large Japanese Imari Charger

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Description: Large Japanese Imari Charger, 21 3/4" diameter shallow bowl with floral designs and panels of birds, butterflies in a garden scene, L19th C.

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Japanese Imari Charger

Lot 37: Japanese Imari Charger

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Description: Japanese Imari Charger, 17 3/4" D, shallow bowl with central floral tree limb design with a butterfly and having a dark red border, chip to base rim, 19th/20th C. Japanese, red character signature? On base.

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Fine Meiji Period Satsuma Tea Set

Lot 38: Fine Meiji Period Satsuma Tea Set

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Description: Fine Meiji Period Satsuma Tea Set, 6 cups and 6 saucers all marked with the same artist mark and one plate slightly different with what appears to be Kyozan and Yasuda Trading Co mark over Shimazu clan marking of a cross in a circle and a small Satsuma vase 5" tall. All decorated with figural and floral panels.

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Pair of Asian Carved Bamboo Monkeys

Lot 39: Pair of Asian Carved Bamboo Monkeys

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Description: Pair of Asian Carved Bamboo Monkeys, depicting a mother and baby and father holding coconut, 9 3/4" tall, old color, probably L19th /E20th C., cracks, unsigned, probably Chinese.

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Japanese and Chinese Porcelain Lot

Lot 40: Japanese and Chinese Porcelain Lot

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Description: Japanese and Chinese Porcelain Lot: A) 5 3/8" tall Satsuma bus vase-figural design B) Imari Saki cup/saucers-as is, C) two Chinese ginger jars with two wooden bases and one lid-as is.,D) four matching and one odd wine cups in blue and white, E) six blue/white 4 5/8" diameter saucers, few chips

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Indian Export Bone and Tortoise Shell Light House

Lot 41: Indian Export Bone and Tortoise Shell Light House

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Description: Indian Export Bone and Tortoise Shell Light House, finely carved and decorated bone/ivory strips wrapped around a tortoise shell clad column resembling a light house with a light bulb at the top so it can be used as an electrified lamp, 18 1/4" tall, E.20th C, in remarkable good condition.

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Japanese Cloisonn_ and Imari Lot

Lot 42: Japanese Cloisonn_ and Imari Lot

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Description: Japanese Cloisonn_ and Imari Lot: 1) fine quality cloisonn_ around tea pot with bird and floral decoration having gilded bronze accents, 4 1/4" tall x 4 3/4" diameter., Meigi period., 2) 11 Imari dessert bird plates each with different birds on a cream ground bordered in red, E20th C., 8" diameter, character marked on bottom.

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Chinese Yellow Glaze Tall Neck Vase

Lot 43: Chinese Yellow Glaze Tall Neck Vase

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Description: Chinese Yellow Glaze Tall Neck Vase, bulbous body with a tall neck and a raised circular base, 15" tall, 19/20th century, the yellow with a hint of green in it.

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Chinese Porcelain Rice Bowls and Bud Vase

Lot 44: Chinese Porcelain Rice Bowls and Bud Vase

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Description: Chinese Porcelain Rice Bowls and Bud Vase, two 41/2" diameter turquoise with butterfly decoration, reign marks on the bottom, and a 4" diameter floral polychrome background with panels of vase and flowers, possibly 19th century, along with a 7 1/2" tall turquoise blue bud vase.

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Chinese Book, with wooden cover holding 10 watercolor paintings

Lot 45: Chinese Book, with wooden cover holding 10 watercolor paintings

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Description: Chinese Book, with wooden cover holding 10 watercolor paintings of horses with Chinese and English description, 6" x 6 1/2Two Chinese Porcelain Figures, a 7" tall polychrome seated woman holding a scroll and a 2 1/2" tall reclining Buddha, 6" x 6 1/2", possibly 19/20th century.

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Hamadan Large Scatter Oriental Rug

Lot 46: Hamadan Large Scatter Oriental Rug

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Description: Hamadan Large Scatter Oriental Rug, central medallion on a dark blue field filled with geometric designs with multiple borders, 61" 102", good overall fluffy condition with some losses to one corner, mid 20th C.

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Two Figural Head Ink Stands

Lot 47: Two Figural Head Ink Stands

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Description: Two Figural Head Ink Stands: Each is carved and painted wood in the form of a person's head where the top of the head lifts up to reveal the ink compartmnets, A) bearded tribal man with earrings, 6" T, old crusty surface, missing ink insert.B) mid eastern woman with necklace and glass eyes, 4 1/4" T, few paint chips near left ear and shoulder scarf.

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A Fine Persian Tabar Zin War axe

Lot 48: A Fine Persian Tabar Zin War axe

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Description: The haft with capped end finial and six small applied metal rosettes on each side; the head with beautiful and elaborate applied floral koftgari in etched silver on either side at the cheek, a spike rising above the eye. Some minor oxidation. A beautiful and exceptionally fine example, 19th Century or earlier.

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Exceptional Turkish Yataghan

Lot 49: Exceptional Turkish Yataghan

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Description: Exceptional Turkish Yataghan, the short-sword with characteristic brass flaring pommel, the grip and pommel with inset carnelian, the blade with some oxidation with remains of a gilded inscription to one side (illegible) and a seal of Suliman to the other. The Scabbard with elaborate basket-woven brass locket with attached florets, the body with foliate patterns terminating in a shape in the form of a fish, 28" long sword, could use a good cleaning, but a superb example. Probably late 18th-early 19th C.

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Middle Eastern Leather Dome Trunk

Lot 50: Middle Eastern Leather Dome Trunk

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Description: Middle Eastern Leather Dome Trunk, the front, sides and lid have carved �.

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