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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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Chinese Carved Gray Jade Snuff Bottle

Lot 371: Chinese Carved Gray Jade Snuff Bottle

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Description: Chinese Carved Gray Jade Snuff Bottle Chinese carved gray jade pebble snuff bottle; in the form of a peach with foliage, "jeweled" filigree stopper; L: 2 1/4"

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Enameled Yixing Pottery Snuff Bottle

Lot 372: Enameled Yixing Pottery Snuff Bottle

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Description: Enameled Yixing Pottery Snuff Bottle Chinese enameled yixing pottery snuff bottle; double gourd form with design of birds and flowering branches on bright blue ground; "jeweled" filigree stopper; H: 2 3/4"

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Carved Cameo/Shadow Agate Snuff Bottle

Lot 373: Carved Cameo/Shadow Agate Snuff Bottle

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Description: Carved Cameo/Shadow Agate Snuff Bottle Very finely hollowed, Chinese cameo/shadow carved agate snuff bottle; of rounded square form with design of a scholar holding a fan and standing in a landscape (no spoon); H: 3"

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Chinese Enamel on Copper Snuff Bottle

Lot 374: Chinese Enamel on Copper Snuff Bottle

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Description: Chinese Enamel on Copper Snuff Bottle Chinese Qianlong-style, enamel on copper snuff bottle: of flattened circular form and with colorful millefleur design on black ground; 4-character mark, matching stopper; H: 2 1/2"

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Chinese Carved Jade/Bowenite Snuff Bottle

Lot 375: Chinese Carved Jade/Bowenite Snuff Bottle

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Description: Chinese Carved Jade/Bowenite Snuff Bottle Chinese carved yellowish jade or bowenite snuff bottle; in the form of Buddha's hand citron, ivory or bone stopper (top glued); L: 4 1/4"

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Two Chinese Carved White Jade Pendants

Lot 376: Two Chinese Carved White Jade Pendants

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Description: Two Chinese Carved White Jade Pendants Two Chinese carved white jade pendant plaques: oval with scholar and attendant, verso with calligraphy; and rectangular with Immortal, seal to back; L: 2 1/4" (larger)

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Carved Celadon & Black Jade Snuff Bottle

Lot 377: Carved Celadon & Black Jade Snuff Bottle

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Description: Carved Celadon & Black Jade Snuff Bottle Chinese celadon and black jade snuff bottle; of flattened ovoid form and carved hydra front and back (no stopper); H: 2 1/2"

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Five Various Chinese Snuff Bottles

Lot 378: Five Various Chinese Snuff Bottles

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Description: Five Various Chinese Snuff Bottles Group of 5 Chinese snuff bottles, including: coral red with gilt calligraphy and landscape; moulded porcelain with 8 Immortals and characters; carved spinach jade with writhing dragons; amber-like composition with barnyard fowl; and antique porcelain with coral red dragon (2 with no stoppers); H: 3 1/4" (tallest)

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14 Chinese Inside Painted Snuff Bottles

Lot 379: 14 Chinese Inside Painted Snuff Bottles

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Description: 14 Chinese Inside Painted Snuff Bottles Collection of 14 Chinese inside painted glass snuff bottles; various shapes, sizes and subjects, including: 8 clear: 5 with figural landscape scenes, 2 with bird and insect motifs, square with fish and lotus, and scroll and fan motifs; 2 amber-color with figural landscape designs; and 3 agate: 2 with fish motifs, and one figural landscapes (the largest with a crack, 2 with no stoppers), mostly early 20th Century; H: 4" (tallest)

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10 Chinese Inside Painted Snuff Bottles

Lot 380: 10 Chinese Inside Painted Snuff Bottles

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Description: 10 Chinese Inside Painted Snuff Bottles Group of 10 Chinese inside painted glass snuff bottles with various subjects, including: insects; flowering branches; cat; barnyard fowl; and 5 with landscape scenes, two with carved overlay faux mask handles;, some signed or with inscription (2 no stoppers); H: 3 1/2" (tallest)

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10 Chinese Inside Painted Snuff Bottles

Lot 381: 10 Chinese Inside Painted Snuff Bottles

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Description: 10 Chinese Inside Painted Snuff Bottles Group of 10 Chinese inside painted glass snuff bottles with various subjects, including: insects; flowering branches; birds; lotus with crab on verso; and 5 with landscape scenes, one double bottle; mostly 20th Century, some signed (4 bottles with no stoppers); H: 3 1/2" (tallest)

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Group of 14 Various Chinese Snuff Bottles

Lot 382: Group of 14 Various Chinese Snuff Bottles

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Description: Group of 14 Various Chinese Snuff Bottles Group of 14 various Chinese snuff bottles, including: carved ivory with openwork millet; carved ivory double gourd with characters and landscape, inscription; composite; glazed ceramic; horn with scrimmed bone bird panels; carved nut shell with many figures; 2 hardstone; 2 shell appliqué with elaborate designs; inside painted with beauties; enameled copper; horn; and carved glass; some old; H: 3 1/2" (tallest)

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Group of 12 Various Chinese Snuff Bottles

Lot 383: Group of 12 Various Chinese Snuff Bottles

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Description: Group of 12 Various Chinese Snuff Bottles Group of 12 various Chinese snuff bottles, including: antique porcelain with figures front and back; faceted form incised tortoise shell; well hollowed jade with floral reliefs; 3 hardstone, one with boy holding ruyi; glass with incised characters; 2 smoky quartz; yixing-type pottery; rutilated crystal; and unusual crystal with tiger's eye-like chatoyancy (2 no stoppers); H: 4" (tallest)

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Group of 5 Various Chinese Snuff Bottles

Lot 384: Group of 5 Various Chinese Snuff Bottles

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Description: Group of 5 Various Chinese Snuff Bottles Group of 5 various Chinese snuff bottles, including: 2 polychromed ivory: double Emperor and Empress, and Empress riding an elephant; finely inside painted glass with fan and scroll motifs, inscription to verso; carved jadeite with some apple green and russet, Buddha's hand citron and peach motifs with hydra in relief on one side; and miniature solid amethyst with foliage in relief; stopper to each; H: 3 1/4" (tallest)

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Antique Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottle

Lot 385: Antique Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottle

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Description: Antique Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottle Antique Chinese porcelain snuff bottle; cylindrical with underglaze blue and copper red floral and bamboo leaf designs, commendation mark, glass stopper (no spoon); H: 3 1/2"

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Chinese Carved Ivory Snuff Bottle

Lot 386: Chinese Carved Ivory Snuff Bottle

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Description: Chinese Carved Ivory Snuff Bottle Unusual, very elaborately carved and well hollowed, Chinese ivory snuff bottle; with various writhing dragons in relief among clouds and with a carnelian agate "jewel" flaming pearl, agate stopper; H: 2 1/4"

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4 Chinese Moulded Gourd Snuff Bottles

Lot 387: 4 Chinese Moulded Gourd Snuff Bottles

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Description: 4 Chinese Moulded Gourd Snuff Bottles Box of 4, unusual Chinese moulded gourd snuff bottles: each with varying Buddhist emblems to each side; ivory tops and mounts, seal marks; H: 3 1/4" (tallest)

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Chinese Carved Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 388: Chinese Carved Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: Chinese Carved Glass Snuff Bottle Very unusual, Chinese carved jade-like glass snuff bottle; peanut form and with a brilliant reddish brown colored bat carved to one side; metal and coral-like stopper; H: 3 1/2"

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Chinese Carved Celadon Jade Snuff Bottle

Lot 389: Chinese Carved Celadon Jade Snuff Bottle

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Description: Chinese Carved Celadon Jade Snuff Bottle Finely hollowed, Chinese carved celadon jade snuff bottle; square form with fish and lotus relief to the front, double gourds to the back, metal mounted stopper; H: 2 3/4"

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Old African Carved Ivory Alligator

Lot 390: Old African Carved Ivory Alligator

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Description: Old African Carved Ivory Alligator Old African carved ivory tusk in the form an alligator; with elongated sinuous body and mouth open to reveal many teeth (some flaws and some staining); L: 22 1/2"

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Two Chinese Scrimmed Ivory Plaques

Lot 391: Two Chinese Scrimmed Ivory Plaques

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Description: Two Chinese Scrimmed Ivory Plaques Two Chinese circular ivory plaques; each scrimmed with a deity design: Guanyin to one and Budai to the other; and each with a poem to the reverse; D: 2 3/4" (each)

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Pair Sectional Carved Bone Samurai

Lot 392: Pair Sectional Carved Bone Samurai

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Description: Pair Sectional Carved Bone Samurai Pair tall, carved and scrimmed sectional bone okimono of Samurai warriors; each standing and wearing full armour; both holding swords and spears (loss to one sword); H: 16 1/2" (each)

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Heavily Patinated Old Ivory tusk

Lot 393: Heavily Patinated Old Ivory tusk

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Description: Heavily Patinated Old Ivory tusk Heavily patinated and old ivory tusk; unpolished and weighing approx. 4 lbs. (some crazing, chips to base); L: 27" (along outer curve)

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Old African Carved Ivory Tusk

Lot 394: Old African Carved Ivory Tusk

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Description: Old African Carved Ivory Tusk Old African carved ivory tusk; with a face of a beauty near the base, otherwise unpolished with original patina (some cracking at base); L: 12 1/2"

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Chinese Carved Ivory Standing Beauty

Lot 395: Chinese Carved Ivory Standing Beauty

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Description: Chinese Carved Ivory Standing Beauty Chinese carved ivory beauty; standing in long robes and holding a large branch with blossoms (flaws, chip to base); H: 8", wood stand

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Chinese Carved Ivory Standing Beauty

Lot 396: Chinese Carved Ivory Standing Beauty

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Description: Chinese Carved Ivory Standing Beauty Chinese carved ivory beauty; standing in long flowing robes and wearing a phoenix headdress, holding roses in her left hand (old chip to base); H: 6 1/2", wood pedestal stand

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Chinese Carved Ivory Standing Beauty

Lot 397: Chinese Carved Ivory Standing Beauty

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Description: Chinese Carved Ivory Standing Beauty Chinese carved ivory beauty: standing in long flowing robes and with phoenix headdress, holding a branch of lotus flowers; finely polished, a large bun in her hair (small loss); H: 7 1/4", wood stand

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Pair Chinese Carved Ivory He-he Twins

Lot 398: Pair Chinese Carved Ivory He-he Twins

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Description: Pair Chinese Carved Ivory He-he Twins Pair well carved Chinese ivory figures; representing the He-he twins, each wearing a ruyi necklace and standing on one foot: one holding large leaves, the other holding a tael; H: 3" (each), fine hardwood stand

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Two Chinese Carved Ivory Folding Fans

Lot 399: Two Chinese Carved Ivory Folding Fans

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Description: Two Chinese Carved Ivory Folding Fans Two Chinese carved and fully reticulated ivory folding fans (small loss to one); L: 15" (larger)

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Long Strand Chinese Ivory Bead Necklace

Lot 400: Long Strand Chinese Ivory Bead Necklace

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Description: Long Strand Chinese Ivory Bead Necklace Long and older, Chinese ivory bead necklace; comprised of oval beads graduating in size (minor crazing); L: 30"

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Chinese Carved Ivory Standing Figure

Lot 401: Chinese Carved Ivory Standing Figure

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Description: Chinese Carved Ivory Standing Figure Chinese carved ivory figure; standing in long robes and carrying a basket of peaches, the basket with cabochon "jewels"; H: 10 1/4", inlaid wood stand

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Set of 7 Carved Ivory Okimono Gods

Lot 402: Set of 7 Carved Ivory Okimono Gods

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Description: Set of 7 Carved Ivory Okimono Gods Well carved and lightly polychrome scrimmed, set of 7 ivory netsuke-sized okimono: each representing the 7 Gods of Good Fortune, each carrying attributes and all signed

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Chinese Carved Ivory Head of Beauty/Guanyin

Lot 403: Chinese Carved Ivory Head of Beauty/Guanyin

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Description: Chinese Carved Ivory Head of Beauty/Guanyin Attractively patinated, older Chinese carved ivory head of a beauty or of Guanyin; with well executed coiffure, ruyi hairpin and flowers; H: 4", wood stand

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Four Older Chinese Carved Ivories

Lot 404: Four Older Chinese Carved Ivories

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Description: Four Older Chinese Carved Ivories Four older Chinese carved ivories: 2 frogs and 2 fish; all attractively patinated and all with inlaid eyes (old crack to one frog, chips to one fish tail, and some crazing); L: 4" (largest)

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Chinese Carved Ivory Figural Group

Lot 405: Chinese Carved Ivory Figural Group

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Description: Chinese Carved Ivory Figural Group Chinese carved ivory group; of 2 figures standing before rockery and with tall willow tree above, seal mark, inscription and seal to back (usual wear); H: 5 3/4"

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Group of Four Bone & Ivory Carvings

Lot 406: Group of Four Bone & Ivory Carvings

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Description: Group of Four Bone & Ivory Carvings Group of 4 carvings, including two African ivories: striding lion baring its teeth; and an ivory alligator; together with a pair of possibly Egyptian carved bone portrait heads, each wearing a headdress (chip to one base); L: 9" (longest)

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Antique Chinese Carved Ivory Puzzle Ball

Lot 407: Antique Chinese Carved Ivory Puzzle Ball

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Description: Antique Chinese Carved Ivory Puzzle Ball Antique Chinese carved ivory puzzle ball; the ball with many interior concentric openwork balls; on a pedestal stand with two bearded figures at the base sitting at go game table (interior puzzle ball damaged and other small flaws), Circa 1900; H: 13"

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Antique Chinese Carved Ivory Equestrian Warrior

Lot 408: Antique Chinese Carved Ivory Equestrian Warrior

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Description: Antique Chinese Carved Ivory Equestrian Warrior Antique Chinese carved ivory equestrian warrior; dressed in full armour and carrying a halberd in one hand, a flag in the other, and with flags at his back, good detailing (some old repairs), Circa 1900; H: 7 1/4"

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Group of 25 Various Wood Stands

Lot 409: Group of 25 Various Wood Stands

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Description: Group of 25 Various Wood Stands Group of 25 circular wood stands; some with carved designs, most large and most Chinese; D: 10 1/2" (largest)

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Large Japanese Woven Storage Basket

Lot 410: Large Japanese Woven Storage Basket

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Description: Large Japanese Woven Storage Basket Large Japanese storage basket; of loose weave construction with squared bottom and circular rim; D: 21"

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Large Japanese Woven Bamboo Mat

Lot 411: Large Japanese Woven Bamboo Mat

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Description: Large Japanese Woven Bamboo Mat Large woven bamboo mat; of densely woven bamboo fibers; L: 122"

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Four Various Bronze Candlesticks

Lot 412: Four Various Bronze Candlesticks

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Description: Four Various Bronze Candlesticks Group of 4 various bronze pricket candlesticks: pair on tripod feet; together with another tripod and one with circular base (usual wear to each); H: 27 1/2" (tallest)

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Chinese Carved Sodalite Boy-Form Pillow

Lot 413: Chinese Carved Sodalite Boy-Form Pillow

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Description: Chinese Carved Sodalite Boy-Form Pillow Chinese carved sodalite boy-form pillow; the boy lying on his stomach, the stone of bright blue coloration with some white suffusions; L: 10"

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Chinese Carved Spinach Jade Vessel

Lot 414: Chinese Carved Spinach Jade Vessel

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Description: Chinese Carved Spinach Jade Vessel Chinese carved spinach jade covered vessel; somewhat archaistic ovoid footed form with stylized scrolling dragon flange handles and matching details to the cover; H: 6 1/2", wood stand

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Chinese Carved Green Bowenite Tea Set

Lot 415: Chinese Carved Green Bowenite Tea Set

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Description: Chinese Carved Green Bowenite Tea Set Chinese nearly transparent green bowenite tea set, including: circular tray, teapot with cover, sugar jar and 2 covered cups; all with carved relief design of cherries and foliage; D: 9 1/2" (largest), wood box

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Chinese Carved Amethyst Dolphin Group

Lot 416: Chinese Carved Amethyst Dolphin Group

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Description: Chinese Carved Amethyst Dolphin Group Chinese carved light purple and clear coloration, amethyst quartz group: of three dolphins jumping among waves; executed in a vertical aspect, light purple and clear; H: 7", wood stand

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Group of 7 Various Early Chinese Glazed Bowls

Lot 417: Group of 7 Various Early Chinese Glazed Bowls

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Description: Group of 7 Various Early Chinese Glazed Bowls Group of 7 Chinese glazed bowls, including: Yuan Dynasty and "kitchen Ming": some blue and white with floral designs, one with phoenix motifs, etc (some flaws and wear); D: 9" (largest)

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Group of Nine Imari Porcelain Dishes

Lot 418: Group of Nine Imari Porcelain Dishes

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Description: Group of Nine Imari Porcelain Dishes Group of polychromed Japanese Imari porcelain dishes, including: 8 large foliate dinner plates and a large oval foliate serving plate, each with coral designs and floral panels on gilt cobalt blue ground, each with 8-character marks; D: 14" (largest)

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Group of Various Japanese Imari Porcelains

Lot 419: Group of Various Japanese Imari Porcelains

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Description: Group of Various Japanese Imari Porcelains Group of Japanese Imari porcelains, including: 9 antique foliate dishes, circa 1900; 9 smaller foliate dishes; 2 foliate bowls and 3 various cups; totaling approx. 22 pieces; D: 8 1/2" (largest)

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Group of 32 Japanese Imari Porcelains

Lot 420: Group of 32 Japanese Imari Porcelains

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Description: Group of 32 Japanese Imari Porcelains Group of Japanese polychromed Imari porcelains, including: 6 foliate bowls; 15 small foliate plates; 2 various plates; 2 small covered bowls, etc., floral designs, 8-character marks; totaling approx. 32 pieces; D: 7" (largest)

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