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May 17th Fine Art & Antique Auction

by Clars Auction Gallery


969 lots with images

May 17, 2014

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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Chinese Famille Verte Vase/Brush Pot

Lot 4000: Chinese Famille Verte Vase/Brush Pot

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese famille verte porcelain vase and brush pot, executed in palette of green, yellow, aubergine, and white; the first a cylindrical brush pot molded with three squirrels amid grapes; the second, a cong form vase featuring scholar officials and warriors, each on a yellow ground (repaired and drilled), 10"h

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Chinese Guan Type Arrow Vase

Lot 4001: Chinese Guan Type Arrow Vase

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Description: Chinese Guan type lobed arrow vase, with a flared mouth and tubular handles flanking the neck above the pear shaped body, 9"h

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Chinese Celadon Brush Washer

Lot 4002: Chinese Celadon Brush Washer

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Description: Chinese celadon glazed porcelain brush washer, decorated with molded flowers and butterflies, the base with apocryphal Yongzheng mark, 2.5"h

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Group of Three Chinese Porcelain

Lot 4003: Group of Three Chinese Porcelain

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Description: (lot of 3) Group of Chinese porcelain, the first a celadon vase, with chilong handles, decorated with molded dragons to the flattened circular body; the second a celadon cup molded with flower pattern on the exterior, the base with 'Zhongguo Longquan' mark; and a blue-and-white ewer, with tendrils on the shoulder and Chinese character 'Fu' on the body, largest: 10.5"h

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Eight Chinese Snuff Bottles

Lot 4004: Eight Chinese Snuff Bottles

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Description: (lot of 8) Chinese snuff bottles, consisting of a turquoise bottle carved with a horse, a flattened white hardstone bottle with green inclusions, carved with pine tree, and a fossilized coral bottle; together with five glass snuff bottles, one of light tan hue, an aubergine with mock loose ring handles, another with black and russet patches, one painted with a fish, and a red and white overlaid bottle with a phoenix and dragon, 3.25"h

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Group of Chinese Jade/Hardstone Carvings

Lot 4005: Group of Chinese Jade/Hardstone Carvings

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Description: (lot of approximately 25) Chinese jade/hardstone jewelry/accessories, consisting of a jasper ring of mottled dark and light hue; bi disks of various sizes; jadeite applique plaques, largest: 1.5"w

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Group of Chinese Accessories

Lot 4006: Group of Chinese Accessories

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Description: (lot of approximately 30) Chinese decorative accessories, consisting of tear drop pendents including one jade, one red spinel, and four glass beads; together with 24 kingfisher decorated silvered beads, 2"w

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Chinese Ox-blood Bowl

Lot 4007: Chinese Ox-blood Bowl

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Description: Chinese ox-blood glazed porcelain bowl, the deep bowl with a slightly flared rim, raised on a foot ring, with wood stand, bowl: 8"w

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Chinese Porcelain Plaque, Jigong

Lot 4008: Chinese Porcelain Plaque, Jigong

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Description: Chinese enameled porcelain plaque, depicting the Buddhist monk Jigong holding a fan and a bat in the sky, the upper right with an inscription, bearing the signature 'Wang Qi', 15"h x 10.25"w

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Two Chinese Jadeite Snuff Bottles

Lot 4009: Two Chinese Jadeite Snuff Bottles

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese jadeite snuff bottles, each with a flattened tapering body, one incised with immortals in landscape, 2.5"h

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Two Chinese Agate Snuff Bottles

Lot 4010: Two Chinese Agate Snuff Bottles

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese agate snuff bottles; the first a banded agate with an elderly man carved from a dark patch in contrast with the light ground; the second, a caramel matrix of double gourd form, largest: 2.75"h

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Chinese Jade Snuff Bottle with Lion Handles

Lot 4011: Chinese Jade Snuff Bottle with Lion Handles

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Description: Chinese jade snuff bottle, the flattened ovoid body carved with fu-lions suspending mock ring handles, raised on a rectangular foot, the sea-green matrix with a few dark patches, 2.5"h

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Two Chinese Vases, Snow Scene

Lot 4012: Two Chinese Vases, Snow Scene

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Description: Pair of Chinese enameled porcelain rouleau vases, the body featuring a snowy landscape flanked with two lion form handles, reversed by a colophon, cyclical date 'bingshen' and bearing signature Deng Bihao, the base marked 'Bihao', 9.25"h

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Two Chinese Hardstone Carvings

Lot 4013: Two Chinese Hardstone Carvings

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese pierced hardstone carvings, one of foliage form suspended from a wood stand; the other a roundel reticulated with a pair of bats and peaches, the frosted white matrix with opaque flecks, with stand, roundel: 3"w; Provenance: Estate of Reynold Tom of Oakland, CA

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Two Chinese Jade Plaques

Lot 4014: Two Chinese Jade Plaques

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese small jade plaques, the first pierced with zoomorphs encircling a movable center; the second, with a meandering chilong and scrolling sprigs, 3"w

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Chinese Necklace with Silver Plaque

Lot 4015: Chinese Necklace with Silver Plaque

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Description: Chinese silver plaque with bead necklace, featuring a repousse plaque with a child mounted on a qilin, stranded to a necklace with porcelain, carnelian and silvered beads, 15.5"h

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Four Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Plaques

Lot 4016: Four Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Plaques

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Description: (lot of 4) Chinese underglaze blue porcelain plaques, each decorated with a mountain and water landscape, the upper right inscribed with cyclical date xinyi spring and Huang at Zhushan, 7"h x 5"w

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Chinese Tan Soapstone Seal

Lot 4017: Chinese Tan Soapstone Seal

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Description: Chinese soaptone seal, carved with three of the Eight Daoist Immortals on carmel colored matrix, the back of light tan hue with red inclusions, 4.75"h

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Chinese Jadeite Figural Carving, Child/Pine

Lot 4018: Chinese Jadeite Figural Carving, Child/Pine

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Description: Chinese jadeite carving, carved and pierced with a child and two cranes below a reticulated pine tree, the sea-green matrix with russet patches, 6.75"w

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Chinese-style Porcelain Vase, Flowers

Lot 4019: Chinese-style Porcelain Vase, Flowers

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Description: Chinese-style enameled porcelain vase, decorated with dragonfly amid nadeshiko and tsuyu-kusa flowers, the neck flanked by zoomorhpic handles, 9"h

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Chinese Teadust Glazed Brush Washer and Stem Cup

Lot 4020: Chinese Teadust Glazed Brush Washer and Stem Cup

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese teadust glaze brush washer, the base with 'wan fu you tong' mark; and a stem cup, the base with 'da ming wanli nian zhi', with wood stand, highest: 3.5"h

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Chinese Teadust Glazed Double-gourd Vase

Lot 4021: Chinese Teadust Glazed Double-gourd Vase

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Description: Chinese teadust glazed vase, of double-gourd shape and the base with apocryphal Qianlong mark, 14.5"h

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Japanese Imari Porcelain Bowl, Vase, Charger

Lot 4022: Japanese Imari Porcelain Bowl, Vase, Charger

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Description: (lot of 3) Japanese Imari porcelain charger, decorated with various flowers, birds and carriages in reserves, exterior with auspicious decoration, recess base marked 'Arita yaki'; a stick-neck vase decorated with flowers and karajishi in blue and orange on white ground; a bowl with the interior and exterior both decorated with various flowers, largest (charger): 12"dia

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Japanese Dai Nippon Porcelain Teapot , Eiraku

Lot 4023: Japanese Dai Nippon Porcelain Teapot , Eiraku

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Description: Japanese Kyoyaki/Kutani porcelain tea pot, the handle in the shape of a dragon, with gilt finial, vermilion and gilt flowers on white ground, recess base marked with 'Great Japan Eiraku', 8"w

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Japanese Old Kutani Dishes, Bowl, Tokkuri, 19c

Lot 4023A: Japanese Old Kutani Dishes, Bowl, Tokkuri, 19c

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Description: (lot of 7) Japanese Kutani porcelain, late Edo/Meiji period: two small red dishes, painted with rakkan, marked 'Kutani' in red; a tokkuri, sake serving flask, painted with scenery and scholars, marked 'Kutani Shoza'; two green dishes, decorated with peonies, the recess marked 'Fuku'; a dish with foliate rim decorated with butterflies and maple leaves, marked 'Kutani Higashiyama'; a bowl decorated with scenery interior and exterior in gilt and color, largest: 8.5"dia

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Japanese Blue and White Porcelain Dishes

Lot 4024: Japanese Blue and White Porcelain Dishes

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Description: (lot of 19) Group of Japanese Imari blue-and-white dishes, late 19th/early 20th century, set of eight transferware lobed dishes with chrysanthemums; one with maple leaves in a stream; ten small lobed dishes decorated with scenery and poems; together with a Chinese dish with birds-and-flowers, largest: 8.5"dia

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Japanese Handscroll 18/19c and  Paintings by Mikami Takahiko

Lot 4025: Japanese Handscroll 18/19c and Paintings by Mikami Takahiko

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Description: (lot of 2) Japanese handscroll with calligraphy, inluding Japanese waka poems, 18/19th century; together with an album of Mikami Takahiko (Japanese, 1916-1988), early 20th century, ink and color on paper, with the signature and seal on each page, comprising fifteen images in total, album: 11"h x 8.25"w, handscroll: 10.25"h x 188"

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Pair of Japanese Black Lacquered Trays

Lot 4026: Pair of Japanese Black Lacquered Trays

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Description: Pair of Japanese black lacquered trays, with Mt. Fuji accented in gilt and trees in monotone, 14.25"sq. Provenance: From the estate of Edward Gerber

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Chinese Handwarmer and Censer

Lot 4027: Chinese Handwarmer and Censer

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese copper alloy handwarmer, fitted with a handle and the lid with reticulated floral work; a brass rectangular censer, the lid with wanzi pattern open work, sides etched with a dragon and phoenix, base with apocryphal Qianlong mark, largest 5"l. Provenance: From the estate of Edward Gerber

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Two Chinese Plique-a-Jour Cup/Saucer

Lot 4028: Two Chinese Plique-a-Jour Cup/Saucer

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese plique-a-jour cup and saucer, the cup with floral reserves on a frosted ground; the blue ground saucer decorated with blossoms, largest: 4"w

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Himalayan Burlwood Bowl  and Cymbals

Lot 4029: Himalayan Burlwood Bowl and Cymbals

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Description: (lot of 4) Himalayan burlwood bowl, the shallow interior lined with a silvered insert, and the foot wrapped with a silvered band; together with two pairs of cymbals and one with a cymbal linked with a horn shaped wood carving, bowl: 4.5"w

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Chinese Green Hardstone Bowl

Lot 4030: Chinese Green Hardstone Bowl

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Description: Chinese hardstone bowl, of mottled green hues, the flared sides raised on a short foot, 5"w

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Two Chinese Porcelain Plates, Peonies

Lot 4031: Two Chinese Porcelain Plates, Peonies

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Description: Pair of Chinese enameled porcelain plates, Qing dynasty, centered with peonies issuing from rock work, the rim decorated with a floral band, 7.75"w

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Chinese Small Porcelain Brush Pot

Lot 4032: Chinese Small Porcelain Brush Pot

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Description: Chinese enameled porcelain small brush pot, of a seated beauty watching two children wrestling on the ground, the base marked, 5"h

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Chinese Jade Bokchoy

Lot 4033: Chinese Jade Bokchoy

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Description: Chinese jade carving, the gray-green matrix in the form of a bok choy accented with an insect, 9"w

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Chinese Cinnabar Style Vase, Students

Lot 4034: Chinese Cinnabar Style Vase, Students

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Description: Chinese cinnabar lacquer style vase, Cultural Revolution period, the tapering cylindrical body featuring two reserves of students in landscape, 9.75"h

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Ge-type Pear Shaped Vase

Lot 4035: Ge-type Pear Shaped Vase

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Description: Chinese Ge-type pear shaped ceramic vase, the round body gently tapering to a slender neck and covered entirely with grey crackle glaze, 6"h

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Chinese Underglaze Red Tazza

Lot 4036: Chinese Underglaze Red Tazza

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Description: Chinese underglaze red porcelain footed dish, of lobed form with a foliate rim framing a qilin to the center, the sides decorated with floral scrolls, the splayed foot accented with a scroll band, 11"w

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Chinese Red Glaze Brush Pot

Lot 4037: Chinese Red Glaze Brush Pot

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Description: Chinese Langyao porcelain brush pot, the tapering body coated with a mottled red glaze to the exterior and a crackle glaze to the interior, the recessed base inscribed with four characters, 7.125"h

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Group of Chinese Stands

Lot 4038: Group of Chinese Stands

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Description: (lot of 130)Box of Chinese stands, including plate stands and bases of various styles and sizes, largest: 12"w. Provenance: From the estate of Edward Gerber

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Two Books on Chinese Paintings

Lot 4039: Two Books on Chinese Paintings

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Description: (lot of 2) German Books on Chinese paintings; the first, 'Die Sechs beruhmten Maler Der Chi'ng-Dynastie', by Victoria Contag, 1940, publisher: E.A. Seemann Leipzig, 37 printed pages of paintings and two printed handscrolls; The second, 'Der frühe Chinesische Farbendruck: Mit Sechzhen Faksimilewiedergaben in der Grosse der Originale', Prestel-Verlag Frankfurt am Main, 1940, 12.75"w

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Chinese Scroll Weights of Zither Form

Lot 4040: Chinese Scroll Weights of Zither Form

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese metal scroll weights, each of zither (qin) form with three five character couplets, the back incised with dedication colophons, 9.5"l

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Two Chinese Copper Alloy Censers

Lot 4041: Two Chinese Copper Alloy Censers

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese copper alloy censers, each having rectangular bodies with 'U' shaped handles on the rim and raised on short supports, one with an apocryphal Xuande mark and the other marked 'zhenwang', largest: 5.25"w

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Two Chinese Porcelain Jars

Lot 4042: Two Chinese Porcelain Jars

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese enameled porcelain jars; the first decorated with scenes from the tale 'Xi Xiang Ji' over a yellow ground, the base with apocryphal Kangxi mark; the second with children at play (drilled), largest: 8.5"h

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Japanese Bronze Usubata/ Bronze Vase

Lot 4043: Japanese Bronze Usubata/ Bronze Vase

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Description: (lot of 2) Japanese bronze usubata (ikebana container), seal mark on the base, bulbous body on scrolling tripod; a bronze vase, with trumpet neck and a low slung body, largest overall: 11.25"h x 9.5"dia

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Japanese Imari Porcelain, 19c

Lot 4044: Japanese Imari Porcelain, 19c

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Description: (lot of 5) Japanese Imari porcelain, 19th century: three blue-and-white dishes: one rectangle, one octagonal, one circular, decorated with scenery and auspicious plants and trees; together with two gilt polychrome lobed plates, largest: 10.75""dia; Provenance: Property from a private collection to benefit Honolulu Museum of Art

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Selection of Chinese Wood Stands

Lot 4046: Selection of Chinese Wood Stands

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Description: (lot of 50)Box of Chinese wood stands, of various styles and sizes

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'A Catalogue Of The Gandhara Sculpture In The British Museum' (Two Volumes)

Lot 4047: 'A Catalogue Of The Gandhara Sculpture In The British Museum' (Two Volumes)

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Description: Book, 'A Catalogue Of The Gandhara Sculpture In The British Museum' (two volumes), published by Art Media Resources, 1997, 11.75"h. Provenance: From the estate of Edward Gerber

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Chinese Wooden Plate Stands

Lot 4048: Chinese Wooden Plate Stands

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Description: (lot of 30)Box of Chinese wood stands, consisting of plate stands of various sizes and styles, 13.5"h. Provenance: From the estate of Edward Gerber

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Two Thai Wood Puppets

Lot 4049: Two Thai Wood Puppets

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Description: (lot of 2) Thai large wood puppets, each of the figures with a polychrome face and a laid gilt crown, dressed in elaborate attire with sequins and beads, approximately 44.5"h. Provenance: From the estate of Edward Gerber

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