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Auction Description for I.M. Chait: Asian Art, Jewelry & Estates Auction
Viewing Notes:
Early Chinese ceramics, bronzes and scrolls from a Coachella Valley Collection; together with Pre-Columbian and ancient pottery from the Estate of Dr. E.H. Simpson, Los Angeles; Japanese antiques and decorations including Imari, woodblocks, paintings, etc. from the Harvey Estate, Beverly Hills; Furnishings and decorations from a Southern California residence; together with jades, wood carvings, etc; Numerous Chinese carved jades from a Coral Gables, Florida Estate; together with ivory carvings and netsuke from 2 Central California Collections; Large collection of precious and semi-precious jewelry; together with numerous snuff bottles from Canadian and Washington State Collections;
Sale Notes:
December 4 - 8, 11am - 5pm or by appointment.

Asian Art, Jewelry & Estates Auction (578 Lots)

by I.M. Chait


578 lots with images

December 9, 2012

Live Auction

Beverly Hills, CA, USA

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Two Chinese Glazed Porcelain Bowls

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Description: Two Chinese Glazed Porcelain Bowls Two Chinese, Song-style, glazed porcelain bowls: cream colored Ding-type with delicately moulded fish and leaf motif to the interior; and greenish Yingqing-type with delicately incised Shou and animal-type motifs to the interior; D: 8 1/4" (larger)

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Group of Various Japanese Porcelains

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Description: Group of Various Japanese Porcelains Group of various Japanese porcelains, including: 5 Arita foliate plates with enameled flowers; 2 celadon dishes with carved fish motif; 2 small celadon foliate plates with carved flowers; 2 celadon dishes with carved wave motif; 2 larger celadon bowls; 7 blue and white noodle cups with crane medallions; scalloped bowl with flowers; fluted white bowl; and blue and white ovoid vase with flowers; D: 9" (largest)

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Antique Japanese Miniature Satsuma Vase

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Description: Antique Japanese Miniature Satsuma Vase Antique Japanese miniature Satsuma vase; of somewhat baluster form and with design of Arhats, Kannon, and dragon on gilt ground, seal mark (some wear to gilt), Circa 1900; H: 4 1/2"

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Carved Horn Boat & Cloisonné Covered Vessel

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Description: Carved Horn Boat & Cloisonné Covered Vessel South Pacific carved horn boat with figures; together with a Chinese cloisonné pedestal-footed covered vessel with precious vessel motifs on blue ground; L: 21" (longer)

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Pair Indian Lacquered Bronze Stem Cups

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Description: Pair Indian Lacquered Bronze Stem Cups Pair Indian damascene-like lacquered bronze stem cups; each with pedestal foot and flared rim and with scrolling vine motifs (dent to one rim); H: 8 3/4"; Provenance: Richard Gorham Antiques and Sotheby Parke Bernet Auction

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Three Various Chinese

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Description: Three Various Chinese "Amberine" Items Three pieces Chinese "amberine": pair cherry colored lions, male and female seated on plinths; together with a green Shoulao, standing and carrying a staff, with crane and boy at his feet; H: 10 1/4" (tallest), wood stand (chip to stand)

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Old Chinese Carved Rosewood Figure

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Description: Old Chinese Carved Rosewood Figure Early 20th Century Chinese carved rosewood figure of an Immortal/Lohan; seated with a wide-brimmed hat and sword at his back and a tiger by his side (crack and piece missing from his hand); H: 8 1/2", black wood stand

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Chinese Cut Overlay Glass Vase

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Description: Chinese Cut Overlay Glass Vase Chinese cut overlay glass vase; somewhat baluster form: royal blue over clear with design of a boy and buffalo beneath willow and with other geometric motifs; H: 10 1/2"

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Signed Book of Ting Shao Kuang Prints

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Description: Signed Book of Ting Shao Kuang Prints Book illustrating the works of Ting Shao Kuang, signed by the artist and dated 1998; L: 12 1/2"

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Old Japanese Metalwork Panel: Fuji

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Description: Old Japanese Metalwork Panel: Fuji Japanese metalwork panel; depicting Fuji in purple tones ringed with clouds below, early 20th Century, signed; 9" x 10", in original frame

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Old Chinese Archaistic Bronze Urn

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Description: Old Chinese Archaistic Bronze Urn Old Chinese bronze urn; of somewhat archaistic beaker form: with two ring handles and incised Shou characters to the body (now mounted as a lamp); H: 43 1/2" (overall)

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Chinese Fan & Sino-Tibetan Plaque

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Description: Chinese Fan & Sino-Tibetan Plaque Chinese ink and colors on paper fan, painted with figures and pine, signed and with seal, verso with calligraphy (somewhat toned), bamboo mount; together with a Sino-Tibetan painted wood plaque with deity on a horse among clouds and surrounded by other deities on animals; 10 1/2" sq. (plaque)

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Four Various Chinese Items

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Description: Four Various Chinese Items Four various Chinese items: 2 ink stones: with squash and foliage; and with dragon in relief (some wear to each); together with yixing-type pottery standing ox or water buffalo; and a Qing-style miniature glazed globular ewer or water dropper; L: 8" (largest)

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Metal Mounted Asian Bamboo Pipe

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Description: Metal Mounted Asian Bamboo Pipe Asian bamboo pipe with copper or bronze mounts, the bowl with fish designs (usual wear and "patina"); L: 17 3/4"

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Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Bowl

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Description: Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Bowl Chinese, early Ming-style, blue and white porcelain bowl; of conical form, with central fish medallion surrounded by stylized florals to the interior, the exterior with matching florals, 6-character mark; D: 6 1/2"

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Group of Various African Figures

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Description: Group of Various African Figures Box of numerous African figures, including: 4 ceramic: seated male, seated female with a basket on her head, seated child with a banana, and standing child with a ball; together with 7 painted metal stick-figure-type musicians; H: 10" (tallest)

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African Hardwood Deer & Pair of Horn Birds

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Description: African Hardwood Deer & Pair of Horn Birds Large African carved hardwood group, of a doe and 2 fawn feeding on a plant, carved bone horns to the doe; together with a pair of carved horns in the form of elongated long beaked birds (some cracking and chips); inlaid eyes to each; H: 16 1/2" (tallest)

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Two African Carved Wood Masks

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Description: Two African Carved Wood Masks Two African carved wood masks; each with stylized features: the larger with detailed headdress (one flange repaired); the smaller with attractively coiffed hair (wear); L: 17" (larger)

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Chinese Carved Bamboo & Horn Pendant

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Description: Chinese Carved Bamboo & Horn Pendant Unusual Chinese pendant plaque; with inset carved bamboo panels front and back depicting a scholar beneath pine, with horn mount; L: 3 1/8"

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Chinese Printed Scroll & Book of Seals

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Description: Chinese Printed Scroll & Book of Seals Chinese ink and colors printed on silk scroll, depicting a winter landscape and palace complex on the shore; together with old book depicting numerous seals; 35 1/2" x 18" (scroll)

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Numerous Photos of Chairman Mao

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Description: Numerous Photos of Chairman Mao Collection of numerous (later) photos of Chairman Mao with others at various political events, etc.; totaling approx. 37 pieces; L: 15" (largest)

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Chinese Carved Soapstone Tablescreen

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Description: Chinese Carved Soapstone Tablescreen Chinese carved soapstone tablescreen; in the form of two long-tailed birds perched among openwork flowering branches before a full moon, soapstone stand; L: 11 1/2"

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Antique Chinese Export Porcelain Dish

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Description: Antique Chinese Export Porcelain Dish Antique Chinese Export porcelain dish; circular with green and gilt bird, butterfly and fruit designs (hairline crack and rim chips), late 18th Century; D: 9 3/4"

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Two Various Chinese Lacquer Boxes

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Description: Two Various Chinese Lacquer Boxes Two Chinese lacquer boxes: octagonal with designs of barnyard fowl to the cover and with sweetmeat fitting on interior; together with a circular basket with weaving and tall handle (both with wear and as-is); L: 14" (larger)

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Chinese Carved Green Bowenite Censer

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Description: Chinese Carved Green Bowenite Censer Chinese carved translucent green bowenite tripod censer and cover: circular with claw feet and dragon handles, dragon head to the cover with inlaid eyes; L: 6"

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Nepalese Bronze Seated Deity

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Description: Nepalese Bronze Seated Deity Nepalese bronze deity; seated on lotus base: wearing an elaborate headdress and necklaces with hands in mudra and holding a flower in each hand; H: 11"

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Pair Glazed Jars, Porcelain Vessel & Planter

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Description: Pair Glazed Jars, Porcelain Vessel & Planter Pair Satsuma-type glazed jars with floral motifs, each mounted as lamps on wood stands; Chinese blue and white porcelain hexagonal vessel with blossom pattern, seal mark (no cover); and glazed Majolica-type English pottery planter in the form of a tree stump; H: 27" (tallest)

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Two Various Vases: Bronze & Porcelain

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Description: Two Various Vases: Bronze & Porcelain Two various vases: Circa 1900 archaistic champlevé enamel and bronze, of baluster form with 2 animal head handles and with banded floral and scrolling motifs (some wear); together with a Chinese enameled porcelain baluster form with bird and fruit motif (some wear and repair to rim); H: 11 3/4" (taller)

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Chinese Crackle-Glazed Porcelain Bowl

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Description: Chinese Crackle-Glazed Porcelain Bowl Chinese Ming-style, light green crackle-glazed porcelain bowl with brown rim; circular with everted rim, 6-character mark (chip to foot); D: 7 1/2"

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Chinese Sancai Glazed Tripod Censer

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Description: Chinese Sancai Glazed Tripod Censer Chinese Tang-style blue and sancai glazed tripod censer; circular with flared rim; D: 5"

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Group of Collector's Plates & Mantle Clock

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Description: Group of Collector's Plates & Mantle Clock Group of collector's plates, including 8 from the "Legendary Ships of the Seas" collection, 2 various "Gone with the Wind" themed, "The King and I" and "The Balloon Man"; together with an Elgin glass domed mantle clock; H: 11" (tallest)

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Old Japanese Carved Wood Tray

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Description: Old Japanese Carved Wood Tray Old Japanese carved wood tray; of naturalistic grape leaf form with clusters of grapes in relief; L: 12"

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9 Chinese Archaistic Carved Jade Pieces

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Description: 9 Chinese Archaistic Carved Jade Pieces 9 Chinese archaistic carved jade pieces, including: 2 vessels: unusual long double-headed animal form with cover, one end a winged qilin, the other with bird-like head; small tripod vessel, with nipple bosses and with hydra on the cover; both with some areas of "calcification"; together with 7 Chinese archaistic carved jade plaques and ornaments with various colorations: mask; dragon-fish; 2 axe forms; oval with masks; and two decorative pieces; L: 9" (longer)

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Early Japanese Glazed Ceramic Bowl

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Description: Early Japanese Glazed Ceramic Bowl Early Japanese enameled ceramic footed bowl; of circular form with slightly inverted rim, and with floral designs, seal mark (rim repair in gold lacquer, hairline and flaws); D: 7"

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Four Various Chinese Items

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Description: Four Various Chinese Items Group of 4 various Chinese items, including: cloisonné miniature box with cranes, dragon to the cover; cloisonné bovine miniature libation cup with hydra and florals; half a repoussé antique dragon buckle; and antique gilt hat finial; H: 2 1/2" (tallest)

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Pair Chinese Painted Wood Horses

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Description: Pair Chinese Painted Wood Horses Pair Chinese painted wood Tang-style prancing horses; each with saddle and each with colorful cloisonné-style designs (one cracked, one with chips); H: 16 1/4" (each)

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African & North African/Middle Eastern Items

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Description: African & North African/Middle Eastern Items Large group of African wood carvings, including: pair of male and female heads; pair of elephants; elongated mask; chain comprised of huge wood "links" with faces to the first and last; 8 similar stylized masks in varying sizes; pair standing man and woman: he with bow and arrows, she with a churn; pair male and female elongated heads; together with some North African or Middle Eastern brass items: 7 ewers in varying sizes, 2 grinders, and 2 silvered vessels; totaling 29 pieces; L: 60" (largest)

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Gem Identification Kit & Magnifier

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Description: Gem Identification Kit & Magnifier Dresden Germany cased gem identification kit: with flashlight, loop, color filter, etc. and with original manual; together with a cased microscope-like lighted instrument; L: 6" (largest)

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Antique Japanese Bronze Yatate

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Description: Antique Japanese Bronze Yatate Antique Japanese bronze yatate: the head of hexagonal form cast with bird, crane and floral designs, figures to the cover, fish and lion to the handle (minor flaws); L: 14"

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Chinese Carved Tortoise-Like Brushpot

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Description: Chinese Carved Tortoise-Like Brushpot Chinese carved tortoise shell-like brushpot; of square form with champfered corners and allover designs of moveable cranes in flight among clouds; H: 5 3/4"

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Chinese Court-Type Seed Bead Necklace

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Description: Chinese Court-Type Seed Bead Necklace Chinese court-type seed bead necklace; round beads, with some composite beads and with tassels; L: 66"

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Chinese Carved Turquoise-Like Guanyin

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Description: Chinese Carved Turquoise-Like Guanyin Chinese carved turquoise-like, probably composition, Guanyin; seated in position of "Royal Ease" and holding a scroll; H: 4 1/4", lotus-form wood stand

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Group of 5 Chinese Blue & White Porcelains

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Description: Group of 5 Chinese Blue & White Porcelains Group of 5 modern Chinese blue and white porcelains, including: tall ovoid vase with design of two writhing dragons contesting a flaming pearl; hexagonal bottle vase with floral motifs; double gourd-form vase with Buddhist florals; cylindrical brushpot with blossoms and scrolling foliage; and covered globular jar with florals; seal mark to each; H: 16" (tallest), 4 wood stands

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Group of 7 Various Carved Wood Figures

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Description: Group of 7 Various Carved Wood Figures Group of 7 mostly Chinese carved wood figures, including: Shoulao with crane and staff; group with two figures wearing elaborate masks; 2 of Budai with attendants; a Budai in repose with his sack; bearded Immortal-type figure with instrument; and a stylized seated figure with woodwind instrument; H: 12" (tallest)

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Chinese Carved Hardstone

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Description: Chinese Carved Hardstone "Pork Belly" Unusual Chinese carved hardstone, probably fluorite and possibly color enhanced, sculpture/paper weight; in the form and color of "pork belly"; L: 6 1/2"

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Chinese Carved Yellow Hardstone Seal

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Description: Chinese Carved Yellow Hardstone Seal Chinese carved yellow hardstone seal; square-form surmounted by a dragon with pearl and with incised cash design; H: 3 1/4"

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Two Various Old Chinese Items

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Description: Two Various Old Chinese Items Two old Chinese items: enameled porcelain tile with bird and flowers design, inscription and seal mark, framed (missing base); together with a cloisonné enamel baluster form vase with landscape panels and colorful florals on black ground; both early 20th Century; H: 12" (taller)

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Group of Three Various Asian Items

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Description: Group of Three Various Asian Items Group of 3 various Asian items, including: Chinese or Indonesian silver spoon with repoussé and mythological figure design to the handle, abalone shell ladle; miniature silver(?) repoussé ewer with 2 handles, phoenix and dragon panels; together with a highly polished carved marble Guanyin, standing in veil and long robes, one hand in mudra, the other pouring a bottle (chips); H: 10 1/2" (Guanyin)

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Two Various Bronze Female Figures

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Description: Two Various Bronze Female Figures Two various bronzes: "Blind Justice" after Nicolas Mayer (French, 1852-1929), depicting a woman in classical dress standing above a book and serpent, holding one hand above her head (scales missing), carrying a sword in the other hand, inscribed signature (some wear); together with an Art Deco-style kneeling female, partially nude with headdress and skirt; H: 15" (taller), marble bases

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Description: "The Woggle Bug Book" First Edition Copy Chicago, 1905, first edition illustrated copy of The Woggle Bug Book by L. Frank Baum (some light toning and wear); L: 15"

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