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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

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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Ladies' 14K, Ruby & Diamond Ring

Lot 321: Ladies' 14K, Ruby & Diamond Ring

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Description: Ladies' 14K, Ruby & Diamond Ring Ladies' 14K yellow gold ring: set with an oval faceted ruby weighing approx. 17.50 Cts. and surrounded by a radiating border of small round rubies and diamond; the diamonds together weighing approx. 0.65 Ct.; size: 7, with AIG appraisal and gem report #019912244004

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Ladies' 14K Gold & Pink Kunzite Ring

Lot 322: Ladies' 14K Gold & Pink Kunzite Ring

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Description: Ladies' 14K Gold & Pink Kunzite Ring Ladies' 14K yellow gold ring: set with a large pink oval faceted kunzite (spodumene), weighing approx. 31.10 Cts.; of good clean color, surrounded by a single row of approx. 28 round diamonds, totaling approx. 1.35 Cts.; size: 7, with AIG appraisal and gem report #019912244019

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Ladies' 14K, Tanzanite & Diamond Ring

Lot 323: Ladies' 14K, Tanzanite & Diamond Ring

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Description: Ladies' 14K, Tanzanite & Diamond Ring Ladies' 14K white gold ring: set with an oval faceted tanzanite weighing approx. 2.45 Cts., and of fine deep bluish violet color; surrounded by 32 round diamonds trailing down the band, together weighing approx. 0.80 Cts.; size: 7, with AIG appraisal and gem report #019912261018

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Two Ivory and Bead Necklaces

Lot 324: Two Ivory and Bead Necklaces

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Description: Two Ivory and Bead Necklaces Two bead and ivory necklaces: long strand of round malachite beads with lightly scrimmed ivory netsuke pendant of a seated figure holding beads, netsuke signed; together with a triple strand of small black beads, with polychrome scrimmed ivory emperor and empress busts and with 3 scrimmed ojime-type beads with figures and inscriptions; L: 35" (longer)

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Chinese Tiger's Eye Bead Necklace

Lot 325: Chinese Tiger's Eye Bead Necklace

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Description: Chinese Tiger's Eye Bead Necklace Unusual, heavy Chinese necklace; comprised of large, somewhat fluted, circular tiger's eye beads with very nice chatoyancy; L: 36"

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Group of Various Jewelry Pieces

Lot 326: Group of Various Jewelry Pieces

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Description: Group of Various Jewelry Pieces Group of various jewelry, including: 2 jade bracelets: one spinach color, the other white with green suffusions; 3 silver bracelets, each set with various cabochon "jewels"; and 3 red "watermelon" bead necklaces strung with Mexican coins; L: 38" (longest)

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Two Various Bead Necklaces

Lot 327: Two Various Bead Necklaces

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Description: Two Various Bead Necklaces Two various bead necklaces: "Spider web" turquoise nugget beads, somewhat polished (probably stabilized); together with a bone and amber-like necklace with copper medallion pendant and spacers; L: 28" (longer)

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Long cultured Pearl Necklace

Lot 328: Long cultured Pearl Necklace

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Description: Long cultured Pearl Necklace Long strand of cultured pearls; opera length and comprised of pearls measuring approx. 9 - 9.5mm with good color and luster, the 14k white gold clasp mounted with a pearl and small diamonds; L: 31"

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Triple Strand Pearl Bracelet

Lot 329: Triple Strand Pearl Bracelet

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Description: Triple Strand Pearl Bracelet Triple strand cultured pearl bracelet; comprised of pearls measuring approx. 6.5 - 7mm with 14k white gold mounts and the clasp with 2 pearls and round cut sapphires; L: 6 1/2"

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Chinese Jadeite Bangle Bracelet

Lot 330: Chinese Jadeite Bangle Bracelet

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Description: Chinese Jadeite Bangle Bracelet 14K yellow gold mounted jadeite bangle bracelet; the jade of translucent light apple green color; D: 2 1/2"

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Group of 3 Various Jewelry Items

Lot 331: Group of 3 Various Jewelry Items

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Description: Group of 3 Various Jewelry Items Group of 3 various jewelry items: thick, silver-mounted ivory bangle bracelet (some crazing); smaller ivory bangle bracelet (crack); and a rose quartz bead necklace with matching fruit-form pendant; L: 29" (longest)

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Group of 4 Ivory Jewelry Items

Lot 332: Group of 4 Ivory Jewelry Items

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Description: Group of 4 Ivory Jewelry Items Group of 4 ivory jewelry items, including three with 14K yellow gold mounts: bangle bracelet, pair of clip earrings and elephant pendant; together with a strand of round ivory beads strung with two carved oval beads (attractive patina); L: 29" (longest)

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14K & Jadeite Bangle Bracelet

Lot 333: 14K & Jadeite Bangle Bracelet

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Description: 14K & Jadeite Bangle Bracelet 14K yellow gold mounted, jadeite bangle bracelet; of creamy white color and with incised florals to the clasp (minor wear); D: 3"

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Collection of Various Ancient Pottery Items

Lot 334: Collection of Various Ancient Pottery Items

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Description: Collection of Various Ancient Pottery Items Collection of Pre-Columbian and ancient pottery vessels, some with painted motifs: one moulded with lizards, another with moulded figure; together with some figures; and one painted Native American bowl (various flaws); totaling approx.18 pieces; D: 8" (largest)

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Chinese Carved White Jade Toad

Lot 335: Chinese Carved White Jade Toad

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Description: Chinese Carved White Jade Toad Chinese carved grayish white jade model of a three-legged toad; with naturalistic texture; L: 5"

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Chinese Carved Lacquer Melon-Form Box

Lot 336: Chinese Carved Lacquer Melon-Form Box

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Description: Chinese Carved Lacquer Melon-Form Box Chinese carved black over red lacquer melon-form box and cover; well detailed with allover floral and butterfly motifs; D: 6"

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Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Dish

Lot 337: Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Dish

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Description: Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Dish Chinese Ming Dynasty, Swatow ware 16th Century blue and white porcelain dish; with flowering tree in center, flowers to the exterior (some firing flaws and minor wear); D: 10"

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Chinese Moulded Gourd Brushpot

Lot 338: Chinese Moulded Gourd Brushpot

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Description: Chinese Moulded Gourd Brushpot Chinese moulded gourd brushpot; of oval form with continuous landscape with dwellings and pine, inscription, 4-character mark; H: 5 1/2"

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Chinese Carved Green Jade Seal

Lot 339: Chinese Carved Green Jade Seal

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Description: Chinese Carved Green Jade Seal Amusing and elaborately carved, mottled green jade seal; square form with hydra panels in relief and surmounted by a large openwork writhing dragon baring its teeth; H: 8 1/2"

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Chinese Ink Stone with Inlaid Box

Lot 340: Chinese Ink Stone with Inlaid Box

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Description: Chinese Ink Stone with Inlaid Box Chinese ink stone with incised calligraphy; in fitted box: the cover with inlaid mother of pearl and hardstone design of a flowering vase (crack to box); L: 10"

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Chinese Bronze Tripod Censer (Koro)

Lot 341: Chinese Bronze Tripod Censer (Koro)

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Description: Chinese Bronze Tripod Censer (Koro) Chinese bronze tripod censer; circular with mask legs and tall handles with cash emblem (no cover), seal mark; L: 9"

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Chinese Carved Brown Jade Budai

Lot 342: Chinese Carved Brown Jade Budai

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Description: Chinese Carved Brown Jade Budai Chinese carved celadon and brown jade Budai; seated and holding a strand of beads; L: 5", wood stand (losses to stand)

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Chinese Silvered Bronze Mirror

Lot 343: Chinese Silvered Bronze Mirror

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Description: Chinese Silvered Bronze Mirror Chinese silvered bronze mirror; circular with lion and bird designs among scrolling foliage and grape vines, probably Tang Dynasty (cleaned and with some "oxidation"); D: 3 3/4"

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Chinese Carved Soapstone Standing Lohan

Lot 344: Chinese Carved Soapstone Standing Lohan

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Description: Chinese Carved Soapstone Standing Lohan Finely carved, reddish brown soapstone figure of a bearded Lohan; standing in long robes and carrying a staff over his shoulder with a wide-brimmed hat and pomegranate; H: 5", wood stand

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Song Dynasty Hare's Fur Glazed Tea Bowl

Lot 345: Song Dynasty Hare's Fur Glazed Tea Bowl

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Description: Song Dynasty Hare's Fur Glazed Tea Bowl Chinese Song Dynasty Temmoku "hare's fur" glazed pottery tea bowl; with silver rim (some usual wear); D: 5"

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Chinese Cloisonné Enamel Standing Horse

Lot 346: Chinese Cloisonné Enamel Standing Horse

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Description: Chinese Cloisonné Enamel Standing Horse Chinese cloisonné enamel horse; standing 4-square and with head raised, a removable saddle on its back, allover scrolling floral and animal designs (minor wear); L: 14 1/2"

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Tall Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Vase

Lot 347: Tall Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Vase

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Description: Tall Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Vase Tall Chinese blue and white porcelain vase; ovoid form with flared rim and openwork handles; the front with design of a peacock standing among flowering plants (missing piece of handle), late 19th Century; H: 23"

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Two Antique Monochrome Black Glazed Vases

Lot 348: Two Antique Monochrome Black Glazed Vases

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Description: Two Antique Monochrome Black Glazed Vases Two antique Chinese mirror black glazed monochrome porcelain cabinet vases; both in Kangxi style bottle form: one with onion mouth, each with 6-character mark; H: 7" (taller)

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Chinese Carved Lapis Lazuli Vessel

Lot 349: Chinese Carved Lapis Lazuli Vessel

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Description: Chinese Carved Lapis Lazuli Vessel Chinese brilliant blue (probably color enhanced), lapis lazuli covered vessel: of pear shape with carved foliage panels front and back; openwork scrolling stylized dragon handles and openwork details to the finial (minor chip to foot); H: 5", wire inlaid wood stand

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Chinese Jadeite/Hardstone Snuff Bottle

Lot 350: Chinese Jadeite/Hardstone Snuff Bottle

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Description: Chinese Jadeite/Hardstone Snuff Bottle Chinese highly translucent jadeite or hardstone snuff bottle; of rounded rectangular form with bright apple green suffusions (probably color enhanced), matching stopper; H: 2 1/4"

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Set of 12 Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 351: Set of 12 Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Set of 12 Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottles Set of 12 Chinese, lightly crackle-glazed soft paste porcelain snuff bottles: each decorated with a different animal of the zodiac, each with inscription and mark to base (some minor wear) H: 3" (tallest)

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2 Chinese Carved Overlay Glass Snuff Bottles

Lot 353: 2 Chinese Carved Overlay Glass Snuff Bottles

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Description: 2 Chinese Carved Overlay Glass Snuff Bottles Two Chinese carved overlay glass snuff bottles: double overlay purple and white with bats and coins on red ground, metalwork stopper; together with a carved white dragons and pearl design on unusual sard color, blue glass stopper; H: 3 1/4" (taller)

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Two Various Chinese Snuff Bottles

Lot 354: Two Various Chinese Snuff Bottles

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Description: Two Various Chinese Snuff Bottles Two various Chinese snuff bottles: finely enameled cylindrical Famille Rose porcelain with figural motif; together with an unusual enameled yixing pottery with monochrome landscape panels and faux lion head handles; H: 3" (taller)

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Chinese Carved Amber(?) Snuff Bottle

Lot 355: Chinese Carved Amber(?) Snuff Bottle

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Description: Chinese Carved Amber(?) Snuff Bottle Very elaborately carved, Chinese amber snuff bottle (possibly composite moulded); with bats, peaches, and other longevity motifs in relief, matching stopper; H: 3"

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Group of 3 Chinese Ceramic Snuff Bottles

Lot 356: Group of 3 Chinese Ceramic Snuff Bottles

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Description: Group of 3 Chinese Ceramic Snuff Bottles Group of 3, antique Chinese ceramic snuff bottles, including: cylindrical Famille Rose porcelain with phoenix and florals, seal mark (mismatched top); enameled yixing with peaches, matching stopper; and cylindrical porcelain with coral red dragon, hardstone stopper; H: 3 3/4" (taller)

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Old Chinese Carved Ivory Snuff Bottle

Lot 357: Old Chinese Carved Ivory Snuff Bottle

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Description: Old Chinese Carved Ivory Snuff Bottle Early 20th Century, very elaborately carved Chinese ivory snuff bottle; of somewhat ovoid form with scenes of ladies front and back (some splitting), matching stopper; H: 3 3/4"

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Chinese Carved Ivory Snuff Bottle

Lot 358: Chinese Carved Ivory Snuff Bottle

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Description: Chinese Carved Ivory Snuff Bottle Unusual Chinese carved ivory snuff bottle; foliate form, finely patinated with design of a celestial beauty to the front, matching stopper; H: 2 1/2"

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Chinese Black Hardstone Snuff Bottle

Lot 359: Chinese Black Hardstone Snuff Bottle

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Description: Chinese Black Hardstone Snuff Bottle Well hollowed, Chinese carved black hardstone (jade or agate) snuff bottle: of flattened rectangular form with calligraphy design front and back; jadeite stopper (spoon broken), late 19th Century; H: 2 3/4"

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Antique Chinese Jadeite Snuff Bottle

Lot 360: Antique Chinese Jadeite Snuff Bottle

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Description: Antique Chinese Jadeite Snuff Bottle Antique Chinese jadeite snuff bottle; of flattened rectangular form: translucent with bright allover apple green suffusions; natural coloration, yellow hardstone stopper; H: 2 1/4"

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Chinese Carved Jadeite Snuff Bottle

Lot 361: Chinese Carved Jadeite Snuff Bottle

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Description: Chinese Carved Jadeite Snuff Bottle Chinese carved jadeite snuff bottle: of footed spade form with birds and flowering branch design in relief front and back; pale translucent green coloration, matching stopper; H: 2 1/2"

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Antique Chinese Celadon Jade Snuff Bottle

Lot 362: Antique Chinese Celadon Jade Snuff Bottle

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Description: Antique Chinese Celadon Jade Snuff Bottle Well hollowed, antique Chinese celadon jade snuff bottle; of flattened elongated spade form with incised bird and floral designs, ivory stopper; H: 2 3/4"

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Chinese Carved Jadeite Snuff Bottle

Lot 363: Chinese Carved Jadeite Snuff Bottle

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Description: Chinese Carved Jadeite Snuff Bottle Well hollowed, Chinese pale lavender jadeite snuff bottle; of somewhat globular form with low relief carved designs of hydras, agate stopper; H: 2 1/4"

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Antique Ivory & Bronze Manju Netsuke

Lot 364: Antique Ivory & Bronze Manju Netsuke

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Description: Antique Ivory & Bronze Manju Netsuke Antique ivory mounted bronze and soft metal kagamibuta manju netsuke; with a bagger seated among flowers and looking at the moon, 19th Century

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Rare Antique Ivory & Bronze Manju Netsuke

Lot 365: Rare Antique Ivory & Bronze Manju Netsuke

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Description: Rare Antique Ivory & Bronze Manju Netsuke Rare antique ivory mounted, bronze and soft metal kagamibuta manju netsuke: the ivory carved in chrysanthemum form, the plaque parcel gilt with lotus and turtle (some wear), 19th Century

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Antique Ivory Figural Fertility Toggle

Lot 366: Antique Ivory Figural Fertility Toggle

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Description: Antique Ivory Figural Fertility Toggle Antique carved ivory fertility toggle; in the form of 2 boys standing back to back and holding a lotus, fine patina (some wear and small chips)

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Antique Ivory Netsuke: Figure with Bell

Lot 367: Antique Ivory Netsuke: Figure with Bell

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Description: Antique Ivory Netsuke: Figure with Bell Finely detailed, antique carved ivory netsuke: of a man standing and carrying a large mokugyo bell, signed in inlaid green lacquer reserve (right hand gone), Circa 1900

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Antique Carved Ivory Netsuke: Musician

Lot 368: Antique Carved Ivory Netsuke: Musician

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Description: Antique Carved Ivory Netsuke: Musician Very elaborately carved, antique ivory netsuke; of a blind musician traveler carrying an instrument on his back and with a staff, a dog at his side, 19th Century

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Four Chinese Inside Painted Glass Snuff Bottles

Lot 368A: Four Chinese Inside Painted Glass Snuff Bottles

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Description: Four Chinese Inside Painted Glass Snuff Bottles Group of 4 old Chinese inside painted glass snuff bottles: 2 large size with equestrian battle scenes; and 2 of regular size with figures in garden landscapes (tops probably replacements); H: 4" (tallest)

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Four Various Chinese Glass Snuff Bottles

Lot 369: Four Various Chinese Glass Snuff Bottles

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Description: Four Various Chinese Glass Snuff Bottles Group of 4 Chinese glass snuff bottles: white overlay cranes on yellow ground; white overlay He-he twins, frog and florals on pink ground; imitating jadeite; and 2-color overlay of birds and peach trees on milk glass (two without stoppers, one no spoon); H: 2 3/4" (tallest)

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Chinese Carved Cameo Agate Snuff Bottle

Lot 370: Chinese Carved Cameo Agate Snuff Bottle

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Description: Chinese Carved Cameo Agate Snuff Bottle Finely hollowed, Chinese cameo carved agate snuff bottle; with He-he twins, lotus and bat motif, matching stopper; H: 2 1/2"

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