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Auction Description for I.M. Chait: Asian Art, Jewelry & Estates Auction
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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

9330 Civic Center Drive

Beverly Hills, CA, 90210 USA

Phone: +1 (310) 285 0182

Fax: +1 (310) 285 9740

Email: chait@chait.com

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Chinese Archaistic Lacquered Jade Seal

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Description: Chinese Archaistic Lacquered Jade Seal Highly unusual, archaistic Chinese lacquered grayish green jade seal; resembling bronze and with elaborate openwork hydra (some "wear" to lacquer); H: 5"

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Set of 6 Chinese Cloisonné Enamel Plates

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Description: Set of 6 Chinese Cloisonné Enamel Plates Set of 6, highly unusual Chinese cloisonné enamel plates: each with millefleur background and each with central armorial, Eastern Orthodox cross, Serbian flag and date (one with slight damage to back); D: 12" (each)

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Six Scrimmed Ivory Plaque Belt Buckles

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Description: Six Scrimmed Ivory Plaque Belt Buckles Group of 6 various belt buckles; each set with a scrimmed ivory plaque: 5 with sailing ships, including one polychromed; and one with an owl; 4 with initial; L: 4" (largest)

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Three Various Chinese Bronzes

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Description: Three Various Chinese Bronzes Group of 3 Chinese bronzes, including: bamboo-form vase with foliage, dragonfly, and locust in relief, seal mark; small tripod censer, of squat globular form with Ming-style gilt "splashes", seal mark; and teapot or wine pot with bamboo form handle, circular mark (cleaned and other minor flaws); H: 6 1/2" (tallest)

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Group of 7 Early Chinese Pottery Tomb Figures

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Description: Group of 7 Early Chinese Pottery Tomb Figures Group of 7 early Chinese pottery tomb figures; Sui and Tang Dynasty: all standing, some with original pigments and slip remaining (some repairs); H: 10 1/2" (tallest)

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Large Chinese Enameled Porcelain Vase

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Description: Large Chinese Enameled Porcelain Vase Large Chinese, Qianlong-style enameled porcelain hu-form vase: with underglaze blue foliage and unusual colorful enameled flowers; with deer head handles, seal mark; H: 13 1/4"

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Chinese Carved and Gilt Jade Qilin

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Description: Chinese Carved and Gilt Jade Qilin Chinese archaistic carved and gilt lacquered jade model of a walking qilin; baring its teeth and with a pup on its back, the lacquer somewhat emulating gilt bronze; L: 6"

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Chinese Carved Celadon Jade Vessel

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Description: Chinese Carved Celadon Jade Vessel Chinese carved celadon jade covered vessel; raised on four feet, with stylized bat motifs in low relief and bird head handles, openwork to the cover, with 4 loose rings; H: 6", wood stand

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Chinese Carved Tan Jade Urn & Cover

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Description: Chinese Carved Tan Jade Urn & Cover Chinese carved tan jade covered urn: of somewhat flattened globular form and resting on the backs of two deer; the cover of tall gourd form with bird handles and two loose rings; H: 6 1/2", wood stand

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Chinese Carved Green Jade Urn & Cover

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Description: Chinese Carved Green Jade Urn & Cover Chinese carved translucent green jade urn and cover: of somewhat baluster form with taotie mask motifs in relief front and back, openwork phoenix handles; the cover with floral finial, and with 6 loose rings; H: 7", wood stand

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Chinese Carved Celadon Jade Dragon Urn

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Description: Chinese Carved Celadon Jade Dragon Urn Chinese carved celadon jade urn: of somewhat flattened baluster form with unusual writhing dragons above waves in relief, phoenix head handles with loose rings; the cover with openwork stylized dragons and 2 loose rings; H: 7", wood stand

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Chinese Carved Jade Bird-Form Vessel

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Description: Chinese Carved Jade Bird-Form Vessel Chinese carved jade bird-form vessel and cover: with stylized wings and one claw foot, fine details; green with brown suffusions; H: 7", wood stand

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Group of 6 Song Dynasty Glazed Tea Bowls

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Description: Group of 6 Song Dynasty Glazed Tea Bowls Group of 6, Chinese Song Dynasty glazed tea bowls, including Henan type, "hare's fur" Temmoku, and other glazes (various glaze flaws); D: 5" (largest)

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Rare Elaborately Carved Labradorite Dragons

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Description: Rare Elaborately Carved Labradorite Dragons Very elaborately openwork carved, Chinese labradorite model of two dragons; each writhing among clouds and above waves, while contesting a pearl, exhibiting good chatoyance; H: 7", wood stand

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Group of 4 Pre-Columbian Pottery Items

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Description: Group of 4 Pre-Columbian Pottery Items Two large Pre-Columbian pottery fragmented heads, each with stylized features and headdresses; together with two West Coast Mexico Pre-Columbian pieces: seated pottery drummer and dog in repose (some usual flaws); L: 8" (largest)

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Antique Chinese Bronze Buddhist Attendant

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Description: Antique Chinese Bronze Buddhist Attendant Antique Chinese bronze Buddhist attendant figure: standing on a 4-legged base, parcel gilt and holding an offering; probably 17th Century late Ming (wear and small flaws); H: 8"

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Chinese Carved Lapis Lazuli Lion Urn

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Description: Chinese Carved Lapis Lazuli Lion Urn Chinese carved lapis lazuli striding lion; baring its teeth: caparisoned and with an urn on its back, the urn with separate cover, good coloration; L: 7", wire inlaid wood stand

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Antique Natural Patinated Ivory Tusk

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Description: Antique Natural Patinated Ivory Tusk Unusual antique ivory tusk; showing a great deal of natural patina, possibly from "burial" (some old chips); L: 21 3/4" (along outer curve)

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Chinese Tang Dynasty Pottery Camel

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Description: Chinese Tang Dynasty Pottery Camel Chinese Tang Dynasty pottery Bactrian camel; standing 4-square with head raised and wearing a saddle with moulded ogre mask saddle bags (usual restorations); H: 18 1/2"

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2 Large Chinese Carved Horn Libation Cups

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Description: 2 Large Chinese Carved Horn Libation Cups Two large Chinese, very elaborately carved horn libation cups; each with single handle and each with similar designs including figures and gourds among vines and pine (minor flaws); D: 7 1/4" (larger)

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Chinese Carved Jadeite Urn & Cover

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Description: Chinese Carved Jadeite Urn & Cover Chinese carved jadeite covered urn; of hexagonal baluster form, somewhat archaistic: with lion head handles and 4 loose rings, scrolling hydra in relief and with a qilin finial; some green, and lavender suffusions; H: 9", wire inlaid wood stand

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Tortoise Shell Box with Jade Pendant

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Description: Tortoise Shell Box with Jade Pendant Very unusual, Chinese carved tortoise shell rectangular box and cover: the cover with carved and reticulated dragon and phoenix among clouds contesting a flaming pearl; set on the interior with a well carved celadon jade pendant with figures and calligraphy, 4-character mark; L: 4"

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Chinese Carved Jade Mountain

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Description: Chinese Carved Jade Mountain Chinese carved jade mountain; with well detailed designs to both sides: the front with pavilions and scholar beneath pine; the reverse detailed with pine and bridge, and with pavilions in the distance, mottled coloration; L: 7"

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Chinese Moulded Gourd Cricket Cage

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Description: Chinese Moulded Gourd Cricket Cage Very unusual Chinese moulded gourd cricket cage: somewhat baluster form with detailed lion motifs; the top in openwork carved tortoise shell with "moveable" squirrels among grape vines and foliage, seal mark; H: 7"

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Chinese Carved Ivory Reclining Bodhisattva

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Description: Chinese Carved Ivory Reclining Bodhisattva Unusual and well carved, Chinese ivory model of a reclining Bodhisattva; partially clothed in long robes: wearing a crown and "jeweled" necklace, holding a ruyi scepter, seal mark (one "jewel" missing, some minor crazing); L: 13", wood stand with metal railing

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Old Chinese Carved Ivory Immortal Figure

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Description: Old Chinese Carved Ivory Immortal Figure Old, well carved and tall, Chinese ivory bearded Immortal; standing in long robes and cap: carrying an open book in one hand and branch of flowers in the other, an attendant at his feet carrying a tray with teapot, signed (section missing between staff and head); H: 12"

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Elaborate Chinese Carved Celadon Jade Group

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Description: Elaborate Chinese Carved Celadon Jade Group Elaborate Chinese carved celadon jade group; depicting a boy riding on a lion above clouds and mountains: the boy carrying two large balls and with a loose-carved chain to a deer among clouds; good color with some light russet suffusions; L: 12", wood stand

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Pair Carved Ivory Equestrian Emperor & Empress

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Description: Pair Carved Ivory Equestrian Emperor & Empress Pair Chinese carved ivory equestrian Emperor and Empress: each on raised sectional ivory pedestal, wearing long robes; each with one hand on a sword and with ivory chain for reigns (hat finials missing and section of ivory chain missing to one); H: 10 1/2" (each)

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Pair Tall Chinese Carved Ivory Figures

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Description: Pair Tall Chinese Carved Ivory Figures Pair tall Chinese carved ivory standing figures, male and female: he a sage or deity wearing a head cover and carrying a staff in one hand, a flowering branch in the other (small chip to one flower); she a beauty with flowering branches and wearing a phoenix headdress; H: 18" (each)

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Pair Tall Chinese Ivory Emperor & Empress

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Description: Pair Tall Chinese Ivory Emperor & Empress Pair well carved and tall, Chinese ivory figures of an Emperor and Empress; each standing on raised sectional ivory pedestals: she wearing phoenix robes and headdress, holding a ruyi scepter; he holding his beads and scepter, wearing dragon robes and headdress; H: 17" (each)

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Chinese Carved Grey Jade Tree Trunk Vase

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Description: Chinese Carved Grey Jade Tree Trunk Vase Very elaborately carved, Chinese gray jade "tree trunk" vase; in high relief and openwork with cranes among pine branches; H: 6"

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Chinese Carved Ivory Tusk Figural Group

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Description: Chinese Carved Ivory Tusk Figural Group Chinese carved ivory tusk; depicting two bearded figures seated and playing stringed instruments: with a beauty seated above and holding a blossoming branch, all beneath an openwork carved tree (some flaws and chips); H: 16 1/2"

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Set of Chinese Enameled Porcelain Altar Pieces

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Description: Set of Chinese Enameled Porcelain Altar Pieces Set of 5 Qianlong-style enameled porcelain altar pieces, including: tripod censer with tall handles, inscription; pair sectional pricket candle holders; and pair gu-form vases; each with designs of dragons, bats, and Shou, turquoise glazed interiors and bases, 6-character mark to all (repair to censer handle); H: 10 3/4" (tallest)

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Pair Chinese Carved Celadon Jade Incense Holders

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Description: Pair Chinese Carved Celadon Jade Incense Holders Pair Chinese celadon jade incense holders: each cylindrical form with carved and fully reticulated designs of figures, cranes and pine in landscapes; matching jade stands and covers; H: 11" (each)

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Heavy Chinese Carved Zitan Wood Brushpot

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Description: Heavy Chinese Carved Zitan Wood Brushpot Extremely heavy, Chinese carved zitan wood brushpot; of naturalistic form with design of squirrels among grapevines, finely detailed and polished; H: 8"

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Chinese Carved Spinach Jade Teapot

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Description: Chinese Carved Spinach Jade Teapot Chinese carved, deep green spinach jade teapot and cover; lotus-form with swing handle and openwork details at the rim, one loose ring; L: 8 3/4"

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10 Chinese Carved Celadon Jade Toggles

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Description: 10 Chinese Carved Celadon Jade Toggles Group of 10, Chinese carved celadon jade toggles, in various subjects including: claw gripping a fish; openwork duck and ruyi; Buddha's hand citron, ruyi and three-legged toad; flowering precious vessel with cash; three-legged toad with bat, cash and ruyi; 2 with animals among ruyi; bird in flight with ruyi; fish with lotus and ruyi; and fish with a basket; some with silk cords; L: 3" (largest)

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Large Cloisonné Enamel Bodhisattva on Elephant

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Description: Large Cloisonné Enamel Bodhisattva on Elephant Large Chinese cloisonné enamel model of a Bodhisattva seated on the back of a separate elephant: the figure parcel gilt, seated in position of "Royal Ease" and carrying a scepter; the animal with raised trunk and with allover colorful scrolling motifs on blue ground (some wear and the figure not fitting perfectly); H: 21"

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Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Bottle Vase

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Description: Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Bottle Vase Chinese Jiaqing-style, Famille Rose porcelain footed bottle-form vase: the body enameled with design of numerous children carrying various objects; floral designs on yellow ground above and below, coral red stylized animal handles, seal mark; H: 14"

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Chinese Yellow Ground Famille Rose Beaker

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Description: Chinese Yellow Ground Famille Rose Beaker Finely enameled, Chinese Qianlong-style yellow ground Famille Rose porcelain gu-form beaker vase; with allover Buddhist floral designs with cash and Shou, coral red and gilt dragon chasing a flaming pearl, 6-character mark; H: 10 1/4"

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Group of Four Chinese Carved Jades

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Description: Group of Four Chinese Carved Jades Group of 4 Chinese carved jades, including: grayish miniature teapot with openwork hydras and ruyi, some rust color; celadon and rust color pebble of ducks with lotus, some russet "skin" remaining; celadon lotus-form brushwasher; and Ming-style reticulated plaque with peacock among lotus florwers in somewhat black coloration; L: 4" (largest)

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Chinese Gilt & Famille Rose Porcelain Monk

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Description: Chinese Gilt & Famille Rose Porcelain Monk Chinese gilt and Famille Rose enameled porcelain figure; modeled after a Sino-Tibetan bronze monk: seated in lotus posture on lotus base with hands in mudra (minor wear); H: 12"

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Two Antique Chinese Porcelain Vases

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Description: Two Antique Chinese Porcelain Vases Two antique Chinese porcelain vases: the taller of ovoid form and with Famille Rose bird, flowers, and pomegranates on lime green ground; together with a yellow monochrome ovoid form with allover anhua incised writhing dragons and flaming pearls among clouds, 4-character mark; both 19th Century; H: 14 1/4" (taller)

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Chinese Copper Red Porcelain Moon Flask

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Description: Chinese Copper Red Porcelain Moon Flask Very unusual, Yongzheng-style Chinese monochrome copper red porcelain moon flask; with phoenix medallion front and back, two handles, seal mark; H: 7", wood box with burl wood inset

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Large Chinese Cloisonné Mantle Clock

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Description: Large Chinese Cloisonné Mantle Clock Large Chinese cloisonné enamel mounted mantle clock: the face in a glass case and flanked by four columns on each side with colorful floral motifs on blue ground and with large finial; the pendulum with sailing ship design (minor incrustation on finial, needs cleaning); with enameled pendulum and with key; H: 19 1/8"

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Elaborately Carved Jadeite Figural Group

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Description: Elaborately Carved Jadeite Figural Group Elaborately carved Chinese jadeite figural group: depicting the Monkey King in flight above a rocky outcropping with human face, a celestial beauty warrior below; pale green and lavender coloration; L: 9", elaborate wood stand

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Elaborately Carved Jadeite Brushwasher Group

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Description: Elaborately Carved Jadeite Brushwasher Group Chinese elaborately carved, pale green and rust color jadeite group: featuring a cat looking up at two crickets among openwork naturalistic foliage, a brushwasher among the group; H: 7", wood stand

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Chinese Carved Celadon Jade Celestial Beauty

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Description: Chinese Carved Celadon Jade Celestial Beauty Chinese carved translucent celadon jade figure of a celestial beauty or Bodhisattva; standing in long flowing robes above clouds and carrying a whisk in one hand: a pearl in the other, a flaming mandorla at her head; H: 6 3/4", wood stand

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Chinese Carved Celadon Jade Celestial Beauty

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Description: Chinese Carved Celadon Jade Celestial Beauty Chinese carved highly translucent celadon jade celestial beauty: kneeling in long flowing robes and carrying a large feather in one hand; a tray of peaches and Buddha's hand citron in the other; L: 6", wood stand

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Two Various Bead Necklaces

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Description: Two Various Bead Necklaces Two necklaces: cultured pearls with yellow gold, pearl and diamond-set clasp and with yellow gold mounted scarab-type carved turquoise (or glass) pendant; together with a strand of graduated glass/coral beads, white with soft pink suffusions; L: 18" (longer)

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