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Auction Description for Theodore Bruce: Antiques & Interiors, Silver & Asian
Viewing Notes:
On view Friday 20 and Saturday 21 from 10am to 4pm Day of sale from 10am
Sale Notes:
Buyers Please Note Approximate Starting Times Below:- Lots 1 - 194 at 11am Lots 201 - 421 1pm (approx) Lots 501 - 724 3.30pm (approx) Lots 1001 - 1201 5.30pm (approx) please note that lots will be no earlier than the stated times, however they maybe later.

Antiques & Interiors, Silver & Asian

by Theodore Bruce

Platinum House

841 lots | 834 with images

June 22, 2014

Live Auction

6 Ralph Street

Alexandria

Sydney, 2015 Australia

Phone: +61 (0)2 8212 4100

Email: info.nsw@theodorebruceauctions.com.au

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A Yellow ground and Gilded Japanese Vase

Lot 1: A Yellow ground and Gilded Japanese Vase

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Description: A Yellow ground and Gilded Japanese Vase 20cm

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A Thai standing figure of Buddha made of coins and twine on timber stand

Lot 2: A Thai standing figure of Buddha made of coins and twine on timber stand

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Description: A Thai standing figure of Buddha made of coins and twine on timber stand 43cm (including stand)

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A 19th/20th Century Lacquered Bamboo Wedding Basket

Lot 3: A 19th/20th Century Lacquered Bamboo Wedding Basket

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Description: A 19th/20th Century Lacquered Bamboo Wedding Basket black and red lacquered, hand painted with gold, fixed handle, two removable compartments and a lid, painted inscription to lid "with best compliments' Provenance: from the private collection of an Australian diplomat 26cm H x 20cm Dia

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An EP diner gong on oak stand with a four assorted decorated brass vases

Lot 4: An EP diner gong on oak stand with a four assorted decorated brass vases

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Description: An EP diner gong on oak stand with a four assorted decorated brass vases

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Two small Cambodian silver lidded boxes

Lot 5: Two small Cambodian silver lidded boxes

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Description: Two small Cambodian silver lidded boxes one smooth cylindrical with small handle to lid, one oval with repousse dots to lid Provenance: from the private collection of an Australian diplomat 7cm H & 2.5cm H

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A pair of miniature Japanese Kutani vases

Lot 6: A pair of miniature Japanese Kutani vases

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Description: A pair of miniature Japanese Kutani vases 9.5cm

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A 17th/18th Century Chinese Blanc de Chine Group of Chess Game Players

Lot 7: A 17th/18th Century Chinese Blanc de Chine Group of Chess Game Players

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Description: A 17th/18th Century Chinese Blanc de Chine Group of Chess Game Players

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A Sino-Tibetan bronze bell

Lot 8: A Sino-Tibetan bronze bell

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Description: A Sino-Tibetan bronze bell 50cm

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A Chinese Scholar's Rock on Hardwood Stand

Lot 9: A Chinese Scholar's Rock on Hardwood Stand

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Description: A Chinese Scholar's Rock on Hardwood Stand

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A brown glass snuff bottle

Lot 10: A brown glass snuff bottle

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Description: A brown glass snuff bottle with jade stopper 7.5cm

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A milky glass snuff bottle

Lot 11: A milky glass snuff bottle

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Description: A milky glass snuff bottle 8.5cm

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A Chinese ivory snuff bottle

Lot 12: A Chinese ivory snuff bottle

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Description: A Chinese ivory snuff bottle decorated with etched birds on a branch, glitter stopper 5cm

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A Chinese porcelain snuff bottle with cherry blossoms

Lot 13: A Chinese porcelain snuff bottle with cherry blossoms

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Description: A Chinese porcelain snuff bottle with cherry blossoms Characters verso, green jade stopper 8cm

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A beautiful Chinese lavender jade snuff bottle

Lot 14: A beautiful Chinese lavender jade snuff bottle

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Description: A beautiful Chinese lavender jade snuff bottle incised floral designs 6cm

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A pear-shaped opaque green glass snuff bottle

Lot 15: A pear-shaped opaque green glass snuff bottle

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Description: A pear-shaped opaque green glass snuff bottle 8cm

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An interesting brown stone snuff bottle

Lot 16: An interesting brown stone snuff bottle

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Description: An interesting brown stone snuff bottle 7cm

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A 20th century Thai silver repousse lidded bowl on silver footed stand

Lot 17: A 20th century Thai silver repousse lidded bowl on silver footed stand

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Description: A 20th century Thai silver repousse lidded bowl on silver footed stand decorated with peacocks and floral designs, with peacock handle and marks to base Provenance: from the private collection of an Australian diplomat 23cm H x 15cm dia

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Two Cambodian silver snuff boxes

Lot 18: Two Cambodian silver snuff boxes

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Description: Two Cambodian silver snuff boxes Marks to base Provenance: from the private collection of an Australian diplomat 7cm L x 3.5cm H & 8cm L x 5cm H

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A Cambodian silver repousse matchbox

Lot 19: A Cambodian silver repousse matchbox

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Description: A Cambodian silver repousse matchbox with floral designs, makers marks to base Provenance: from the private collection of an Australian diplomat 6.5cm h x 4cm dia

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An antique Javanese Kris with carved wood handle

Lot 20: An antique Javanese Kris with carved wood handle

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Description: An antique Javanese Kris with carved wood handle

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A Tran dynasty glazed lidded pottery vase

Lot 21: A Tran dynasty glazed lidded pottery vase

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Description: A Tran dynasty glazed lidded pottery vase Vietnam, 14th century, celadon glaze faded and crackled with age, the vase is decorated to sides with an incised floral theme, the foot of the vase decoratively hollowed. Provenance: from the private collection of an Australian diplomat 25cm H x 16.5cm Dia

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A Chinese huan huali travelling document box

Lot 22: A Chinese huan huali travelling document box

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Description: A Chinese huan huali travelling document box 19th/ 20th century, with bronze latch and reinforced corners Provenance: from the private collection of an australian diplomat 32cm x 5cm x 15cm

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A Han dynasty painted pottery cocoon jar

Lot 23: A Han dynasty painted pottery cocoon jar

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Description: A Han dynasty painted pottery cocoon jar c.220BC Red, white and black painted stripes, paint faded with age Provenance: from the private collection of an Australian diplomat 28cm H

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A Chinese pottery statue of an attendant

Lot 24: A Chinese pottery statue of an attendant

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Description: A Chinese pottery statue of an attendant with mild glaze 23.5 cm

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A Japanese Meji period Kutani vase

Lot 25: A Japanese Meji period Kutani vase

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Description: A Japanese Meji period Kutani vase 30cm

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A Chinese neolithic double handled pottery Vase

Lot 26: A Chinese neolithic double handled pottery Vase

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Description: A Chinese neolithic double handled pottery Vase red clay vase, with black painted designs Provenance: from the private collection of an Australian diplomat 15cm H x 8cm dia Top x 18cm dia base

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A 20th century Indian brass humidor with accessories

Lot 27: A 20th century Indian brass humidor with accessories

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Description: A 20th century Indian brass humidor with accessories finely decorated with buddha and subjects worshipping scenes to sides and conquering hero on horseback to lid centre, the humidor has two snuff boxes, a small bowl and cigar cutters with two removable compartments provenance: from the private collection of an Australian diplomat 13cm h x 15cm dia

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A 20th century Asian copper humidor and accessories

Lot 28: A 20th century Asian copper humidor and accessories

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Description: A 20th century Asian copper humidor and accessories together with two snuff boxes and cigar cutters, the humidor has two removable compartments, and is decorated with a flower to centre on lid and character mark to base provenance: from the private collection of an Australian diplomat 18cm h x 13cm dia

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A 20th century Teak scripture stand

Lot 29: A 20th century Teak scripture stand

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Description: A 20th century Teak scripture stand provenance: from the private collection of an Australian diplomat 54cm

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A Chinese pottery tea pot

Lot 30: A Chinese pottery tea pot

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Description: A Chinese pottery tea pot stamped Shao Da Heng

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A 20th century japanese brass trunk lighter with two wicks

Lot 31: A 20th century japanese brass trunk lighter with two wicks

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Description: A 20th century japanese brass trunk lighter with two wicks characters stamped to base provenance: from the private collection of an Australian diplomat 9cm h x 9cm dia

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A Late meiji period wood carving of a monk on a pedestal

Lot 32: A Late meiji period wood carving of a monk on a pedestal

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Description: A Late meiji period wood carving of a monk on a pedestal late 19th century/ early 20th century, the figure is painted with black and gold robes holding a scroll and is seated in a lotus position, the pedestal is painted with gold and has a bull and lotus flower provenance: from the private collection of an Australian diplomat 28cm h x 20cm w

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A Chinese blue and white lidded porcelain jar

Lot 33: A Chinese blue and white lidded porcelain jar

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Description: A Chinese blue and white lidded porcelain jar 25cm H x 17 dia

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A pair of Chinese carved dark green hard stone Guardian Lions on timber stands and box

Lot 34: A pair of Chinese carved dark green hard stone Guardian Lions on timber stands and box

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Description: A pair of Chinese carved dark green hard stone Guardian Lions on timber stands and box 12cm high (15cm on stand)

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A Japanese black lacquered four panel table screen

Lot 35: A Japanese black lacquered four panel table screen

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Description: A Japanese black lacquered four panel table screen depicting a Geisha dancing, mother of pearl inlay hand painted gold decorations Provenance: from the private collection of an Australian diplomat 30cm H x 10cm per panel

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A Japanese hand painted floral vase

Lot 36: A Japanese hand painted floral vase

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Description: A Japanese hand painted floral vase calligraphy character mark to base crack to rim

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A Chinese bronze brushpot

Lot 37: A Chinese bronze brushpot

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Description: A Chinese bronze brushpot stamp to base, wooden stand 5cm h x 7cm w

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A Chinese pottery tea pot

Lot 38: A Chinese pottery tea pot

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Description: A Chinese pottery tea pot Stamped Gu Jin Zhou

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A Huanhuali carving of Guanyin

Lot 39: A Huanhuali carving of Guanyin

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Description: A Huanhuali carving of Guanyin 17cm

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A Vietnamese/ Cham bronze crown with gilt centre

Lot 40: A Vietnamese/ Cham bronze crown with gilt centre

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Description: A Vietnamese/ Cham bronze crown with gilt centre finely decorated with a lion, a monkey and dancing deity in front centre, circa 1850 provenance: from the private collection of an Australian diplomat 13.5cm dia

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A Thai Sawankhalok celadon glazed bowl, 15th/16th century

Lot 41: A Thai Sawankhalok celadon glazed bowl, 15th/16th century

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Description: A Thai Sawankhalok celadon glazed bowl, 15th/16th century flower to centre, crackle glaze Provenance: from the private collection of an Australian diplomat, acquired in Indonesia and thailand in the 1980's and 1990's 26cm

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1950's African Carved Ebony Elephant Figures and an Indian carved example

Lot 42: 1950's African Carved Ebony Elephant Figures and an Indian carved example

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Description: 1950's African Carved Ebony Elephant Figures and an Indian carved example some losses 15.5cm high

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A Large Ceramic Statue of Guanyin on a Lotus Throne

Lot 43: A Large Ceramic Statue of Guanyin on a Lotus Throne

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Description: A Large Ceramic Statue of Guanyin on a Lotus Throne in box 41cm

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A Celadon glaze pottery bowl with blue drip glaze rim

Lot 44: A Celadon glaze pottery bowl with blue drip glaze rim

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Description: A Celadon glaze pottery bowl with blue drip glaze rim Provenance: from the private collection of an Australian diplomat 8cm h x 11cm dia

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An Asian Porcelain Statue of an Elder on an Elephant

Lot 45: An Asian Porcelain Statue of an Elder on an Elephant

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Description: An Asian Porcelain Statue of an Elder on an Elephant 18cm

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A Shou Shan Stone carved Buddha

Lot 46: A Shou Shan Stone carved Buddha

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Description: A Shou Shan Stone carved Buddha 27cm

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Two Ming dynasty sancai glaze figures

Lot 47: Two Ming dynasty sancai glaze figures

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Description: Two Ming dynasty sancai glaze figures two male figures of attendants carrying offerings Provenance: from the private collection of an Australian diplomat, bought in Hong Kong, Andy Ng 1990's 46cm & 49cm

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Late meiji period wood prayer beads with gold thread tassel

Lot 48: Late meiji period wood prayer beads with gold thread tassel

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Description: Late meiji period wood prayer beads with gold thread tassel provenance: from the private collection of an Australian diplomat

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A small round Cambodian silver snuff box

Lot 49: A small round Cambodian silver snuff box

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Description: A small round Cambodian silver snuff box finely decorated with turtle, lion, dragon and phoenix and dragon to lid centre, longevity symbol incised on base 5cm dia x 3.5cm h

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An Antique Asian Bronze Figure in Yab Yum Position

Lot 50: An Antique Asian Bronze Figure in Yab Yum Position

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Description: An Antique Asian Bronze Figure in Yab Yum Position

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