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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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Early Sawankholok Celadon Glazed Bowl

Lot 53: Early Sawankholok Celadon Glazed Bowl

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Description: Early Sawankholok Celadon Glazed Bowl Early Sawankholok celadon glazed bowl; with underglaze foliage motifs to the interior and exterior, the interior with central star-form (crack and wear), 12th/14th Century; D: 9"

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Set of Three Chinese Porcelain Vessels

Lot 54: Set of Three Chinese Porcelain Vessels

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Description: Set of Three Chinese Porcelain Vessels Set of 3 modernistic Chinese porcelain vessels; each with enameled design of berries and locust: cylindrical brushpot and two unusual form vases flaring at the base: one with wide mouth, the other with small mouth and flared rim, each with 4-character mark; H: 14 1/2" (tallest)

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Unusual Chinese Glazed Porcelain Censer

Lot 55: Unusual Chinese Glazed Porcelain Censer

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Description: Unusual Chinese Glazed Porcelain Censer Unusual Chinese glazed porcelain tripod censer; of shallow circular form with two loop handles and with highly unusual mottled oxblood glaze in somewhat jun-style (minor wear to feet); D: 5 1/2"

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Unusual Pre-Columbian Pottery Vessel

Lot 56: Unusual Pre-Columbian Pottery Vessel

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Description: Unusual Pre-Columbian Pottery Vessel Very unusual Pre-Columbian pottery vessel; somewhat boat-form, incorporating a group of 6 stylized figures, El Salvadorian; L: 10 1/4"

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Antique Japanese Satsuma Jar & Cover

Lot 57: Antique Japanese Satsuma Jar & Cover

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Description: Antique Japanese Satsuma Jar & Cover Antique Japanese Satsuma glazed earthenware jar and cover; of ovoid form with Kannon and other figural and landscape panels, Shi-shi to cover (losses to Shi-shi), Circa 1900; H: 10"

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Three Antique Japanese Bronze Vessels

Lot 58: Three Antique Japanese Bronze Vessels

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Description: Three Antique Japanese Bronze Vessels Group of 3 antique Japanese bronze vessels; all in somewhat Chinese archaistic design: one gu form with flanges, seal mark; bottle form with floral motifs and peacock handles (one loose); and baluster form with Buddha scenes and elephant handles (casting flaw), all Circa 1900; H: 7 3/4" (tallest)

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Chinese Jadeite Bangle Bracelet

Lot 59: Chinese Jadeite Bangle Bracelet

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Description: Chinese Jadeite Bangle Bracelet Chinese jadeite bangle bracelet; with 2 apple green sections and one area of somewhat rust coloration (possibly color enhanced); D: 2 3/4"

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Japanese Arita Blue & White Porcelain Dish

Lot 60: Japanese Arita Blue & White Porcelain Dish

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Description: Japanese Arita Blue & White Porcelain Dish Early 20th Century, Japanese Arita blue and white porcelain dish; with "Three Friends of Winter" medallion centered by a busy geometric pattern; the back with scrolling vines; D: 14 3/4"

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English Blue & White Soft Paste Bowl

Lot 61: English Blue & White Soft Paste Bowl

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Description: English Blue & White Soft Paste Bowl Early 20th Century, English "flow blue"-type blue and white soft paste porcelain bowl; the interior lobed and with town center scene with figures, other dwellings, birds and florals at the rim; similar scenes to the exterior; Victoria Ware mark; D: 13 3/4"

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Two Various Chinese Stone Carvings

Lot 62: Two Various Chinese Stone Carvings

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Description: Two Various Chinese Stone Carvings Unusual color Chinese carved sealstone seal, in yellow surmounted by a seated Budai holding a ruyi scepter; together with a dyed jade or hardstone archaistic bi of bright green coloration, openwork carved with dragon and phoenix motif; H: 3 3/4" (taller)

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Group of Various Chinese Stone Items

Lot 63: Group of Various Chinese Stone Items

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Description: Group of Various Chinese Stone Items Group of various Chinese objects, including: carved stone horse, possibly lingbi, wood stand; carnelian agate polished pebble with banded inclusions; together with a banded agate sphere resembling an eye, wood stand; L: 5" (largest)

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Japanese Glazed Stoneware Tea Bowl

Lot 64: Japanese Glazed Stoneware Tea Bowl

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Description: Japanese Glazed Stoneware Tea Bowl Beautifully glazed, Japanese stoneware tea bowl; emulating Chinese Henan wear, somewhat mirrored finish, signed; D: 5", signed wood box

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Antique Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Jar

Lot 65: Antique Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Jar

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Description: Antique Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Jar Antique Chinese, celadon ground blue and white porcelain jar: ovoid form with wood cover, figural designs (minor flaws), 19th Century; H: 13"

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Three Various Chinese Ceramics

Lot 66: Three Various Chinese Ceramics

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Description: Three Various Chinese Ceramics Group of 3 Chinese ceramics: Song-style cizhou-type glazed ewer with sgraffito-type floral carvings; Yongzheng-style tea dust glazed foliate rim bowl, 6-character mark; and Song-style celadon glazed shallow circular box with moulded floral motif cover; H: 8 1/2" (tallest)

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Group of Various Chinese Items

Lot 67: Group of Various Chinese Items

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Description: Group of Various Chinese Items Colorful Mao woven textile with inscription below; together with a Chinese paper fan with bamboo mount, depicting birds on a flowering branch, signed and with seal, inscription to verso; together with 2 jade-like bangle bracelets (probably glass); L: 35" (largest)

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Chinese Carved Sealstone Seal

Lot 68: Chinese Carved Sealstone Seal

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Description: Chinese Carved Sealstone Seal Chinese carved sealstone seal; somewhat mountain form with design of a scholar and attendant in a landscape; H: 2 1/4", wood stand

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Pair of Carved Water Buffalo Horns

Lot 69: Pair of Carved Water Buffalo Horns

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Description: Pair of Carved Water Buffalo Horns Pair of Chinese carved water buffalo horns; each with peacock, phoenix, and writhing dragon motifs, inlaid eyes (one missing eye); H: 17" (each), wood stands

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Pair Antique Imari Porcelain Bowls

Lot 70: Pair Antique Imari Porcelain Bowls

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Description: Pair Antique Imari Porcelain Bowls Pair antique Japanese Imari porcelain bowls; Namban-type of foliate form: with panels featuring foreigners and patterned motifs; florals to the interior, 4-character mark (chip to one foot), late 19th Century; D: 4 1/2" (each)

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Old Japanese Satsuma Hotei Figure

Lot 71: Old Japanese Satsuma Hotei Figure

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Description: Old Japanese Satsuma Hotei Figure Early 20th Century, Japanese Satsuma-type very elaborately glazed and gilt figure of Hotei: standing and wearing floral robes; carrying a fan in one hand and with a karako at his shoulder (minor wear); H: 9 1/2"

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Antique Korean Celadon Glazed Bowl

Lot 72: Antique Korean Celadon Glazed Bowl

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Description: Antique Korean Celadon Glazed Bowl Antique Korean, Choson Dynasty crackle glazed bowl; the glaze a transparent celadon-type color (hairline and some firing flaws, chips to foot); D: 6 1/2"

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Antique Japanese Bronze Hand Mirror

Lot 73: Antique Japanese Bronze Hand Mirror

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Description: Antique Japanese Bronze Hand Mirror Antique Japanese bronze hand mirror; circular with paulonia leaf design, inscription (some wear, no wrapping to handle, chips to lacquer box); L: 13 1/2"

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Chinese Beijing Glass Brushwasher

Lot 74: Chinese Beijing Glass Brushwasher

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Description: Chinese Beijing Glass Brushwasher Unusual Chinese moulded clear Beijing glass brushwasher; in the form of a 3-legged toad, with naturalistic texture; L: 6"

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Antique Chinese Porcelain Dish

Lot 75: Antique Chinese Porcelain Dish

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Description: Antique Chinese Porcelain Dish Antique Chinese porcelain dish; circular with colorful enameled phoenix perched on rockery among flowers, 2-character mark; D: 8"

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Chinese Monochrome Glazed Porcelain Bowl

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Description: Chinese Monochrome Glazed Porcelain Bowl Chinese Jun-style Qing-type monochrome glazed porcelain bowl; bluish-grey color with everted rim, 6-character mark; D: 6 1/2"

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Group of 7 Japanese Imari Porcelains

Lot 77: Group of 7 Japanese Imari Porcelains

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Description: Group of 7 Japanese Imari Porcelains Group of Japanese Imari porcelains, including: large footed foliate tazza; elaborate polychrome foliate bowl; and 5 similar smaller bowls; totaling 7 pieces; D: 11 1/4" (largest)

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Antique Japanese Champlevé Enamel Vessel

Lot 78: Antique Japanese Champlevé Enamel Vessel

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Description: Antique Japanese Champlevé Enamel Vessel Antique Japanese champlevé enamel and bronze censer or tea jar; circular on an openwork pedestal foot and eith two dragon handles, a band of champlevé with angel-like figures; the matching openwork cover with lion finial and floral motif, Circa 1900; H: 11 1/2", wood stand

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Massive Chinese Enameled Porcelain Moon Flask

Lot 79: Massive Chinese Enameled Porcelain Moon Flask

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Description: Massive Chinese Enameled Porcelain Moon Flask Massive Chinese Rose Medallion-type enameled porcelain moon flask; with bird, fruit and floral medallion to the front, figural scene to verso on millefleur ground, gilt dragon handles (some wear); H: 19 1/2"

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Antique Chinese Celadon Blue & White Dish

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Description: Antique Chinese Celadon Blue & White Dish Antique Chinese, 18th Century Qianlong Mark and Period celadon blue and white dish; circular with stylized bats around a central Shou medallion, seal mark (minor rim glaze flaws); D: 9 1/4", wood stand

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Christofle Ice Bucket & Lalique-Style Vase

Lot 81: Christofle Ice Bucket & Lalique-Style Vase

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Description: Christofle Ice Bucket & Lalique-Style Vase Large and extremely heavy, signed Christofle ice bucket, of somewhat foliate blossom form (chips to foot and rim); together with a Lalique-style satin glass vase with nude women among grapes in relief on the exterior; H: 11" (taller)

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Group of Various Imari Porcelain Dishes

Lot 82: Group of Various Imari Porcelain Dishes

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Description: Group of Various Imari Porcelain Dishes Group of various polychrome Imari porcelains; including various sized bowls: 9 foliate form, 3 smaller with covers, and 10 others; together with 2 creamers, all with floral decorations and all with various marks; totaling approx. 24 pieces; D: 7" (largest)

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Two Chinese Song/Yuan Dynasty Glazed Bowls

Lot 83: Two Chinese Song/Yuan Dynasty Glazed Bowls

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Description: Two Chinese Song/Yuan Dynasty Glazed Bowls Two Chinese Song/Yuan Dynasty, yueh-type glazed bowls with incised lotus-type designs (some rim chips); D: 7" (larger)

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Set of 12 Signed Fostoria Glass Sherbets

Lot 84: Set of 12 Signed Fostoria Glass Sherbets

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Description: Set of 12 Signed Fostoria Glass Sherbets Set of 12 signed Fostoria glass footed sherbets; each of wide flared and delicate form; D: 5" (each)

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Early 20th Century Carved Horn Figure

Lot 85: Early 20th Century Carved Horn Figure

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Description: Early 20th Century Carved Horn Figure Early 20th Century Chinese carved horn figure; standing with a staff in one hand, a whisk in the other; H: 7 1/2", wood stand

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Pair Silver Dishes & Jadeite Buckle

Lot 86: Pair Silver Dishes & Jadeite Buckle

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Description: Pair Silver Dishes & Jadeite Buckle Two silver dishes, each with coin: one inscribed "Owners Meeting, Hong Kong, March 1973" and set with a Hong Kong dollar; the other set with a 1904 Indian rupee; together with half of a jadeite belt buckle with writhing hydra in relief and hydra head; D: 3 1/2" (largest)

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Rock Crystal (Quartz) Sphere

Lot 87: Rock Crystal (Quartz) Sphere

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Description: Rock Crystal (Quartz) Sphere Rock crystal (quartz) sphere; translucent and polished with natural inclusions; D: 5", wood stand

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Antique Japanese Iron Tsuba

Lot 88: Antique Japanese Iron Tsuba

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Description: Antique Japanese Iron Tsuba 鐵製日本刀鐔 Antique Japanese iron tsuba; of circular form with scalloped edge, with design of scrolling foliage and gilt lotus blossoms to either side (usual minor wear); D: 3"

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Chinese Bronze Tripod Censer

Lot 89: Chinese Bronze Tripod Censer

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Description: Chinese Bronze Tripod Censer Heavily cast, Chinese bronze tripod censer; of shallow, somewhat foliate form with loop handles at the rim (some wear); D: 6 1/2", seal mark

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Japanese Satsuma Bowl & 2 Snuff Bottles

Lot 90: Japanese Satsuma Bowl & 2 Snuff Bottles

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Description: Japanese Satsuma Bowl & 2 Snuff Bottles Old Japanese Satsuma foliate bowl: interior with pheasants on a river bank among chrysanthemums and bamboo, the exterior with flowering branches on royal blue ground, signed; together with 2 Chinese snuff bottles: finely detailed inside painted glass with Shoulao, deer and attendant; the other scrimmed ivory with landscape and calligraphy, stopper to each; D: 4 3/4" (largest)

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Nepalese/Tibetan Bronze Buddhist Deity

Lot 91: Nepalese/Tibetan Bronze Buddhist Deity

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Description: Nepalese/Tibetan Bronze Buddhist Deity Nepalese or Tibetan parcel-silvered and parcel-gilt Buddhist deity; seated in lotus posture on a lotus base and holding a vessel in his lap, with elaborate robes (some wear and other small flaws); H: 9"

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Antique Japanese Cloisonné Enamel Dish

Lot 92: Antique Japanese Cloisonné Enamel Dish

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Description: Antique Japanese Cloisonné Enamel Dish Antique Japanese cloisonné enamel dish; with two cranes on the shore among flowers and beneath pine, florals surrounding (minor pitting), late 19th Century; D: 12"

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Two Continental Porcelains: Figure & Vase

Lot 93: Two Continental Porcelains: Figure & Vase

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Description: Two Continental Porcelains: Figure & Vase Two Continental porcelains: Wedgewood Etruria-style vase with moulded grapevine motif; together with a Meissen figure of male "dandy" with his dog; both signed; H: 10" (taller)

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Chinese Bone & Bamboo Mahjong Set

Lot 94: Chinese Bone & Bamboo Mahjong Set

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Description: Chinese Bone & Bamboo Mahjong Set Wood cased, Chinese bone and bamboo mahjong game set with dice (case as-is); together with a cased set of Chinese carved wood Eight Immortals, each holding their attributes (box as-is); L: 11" (larger)

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Three Chinese Carved Hardwood Figures

Lot 95: Three Chinese Carved Hardwood Figures

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Description: Three Chinese Carved Hardwood Figures Group of 3 Chinese carved hardwood figures, including: 2 standing bearded Immortals, each with wire inlay, one standing on one foot; and a reclining Budai or Hehe twin with toad and cash (minor flaws); H: 14" (tallest), wood stand

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Chinese Green Glazed Ceramic Vase

Lot 96: Chinese Green Glazed Ceramic Vase

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Description: Chinese Green Glazed Ceramic Vase Ming-style Chinese green cizhou-type glazed vase; ovoid form with raised rim and with phoenix and floral designs, 6-character mark; H: 7"

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Group of 9 Various Asian Items

Lot 97: Group of 9 Various Asian Items

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Description: Group of 9 Various Asian Items Group of 9 small, mostly Chinese objects, including: glazed box, signed; porcelain censer with lion handles and finial; cloisonné ashtray with florals; 3 snuff bottles; sealstone seal with lion; together with 2 belt buckles: jade/hardstone and heavily "patinated" inlaid bronze; L: 6 3/4" (largest)

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Chinese Yixing Teapot & Porcelain Dish

Lot 98: Chinese Yixing Teapot & Porcelain Dish

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Description: Chinese Yixing Teapot & Porcelain Dish Chinese yixing pottery square-form teapot with character and landscape designs, seal mark; together with Ming-style blue and white porcelain dish with "Three Friends of Winter" medallion to the interior, the exterior with continuous figural landscape scene, 6-character mark; D: 7 3/4" (larger)

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Antique Chinese Square Bronze Mirror

Lot 99: Antique Chinese Square Bronze Mirror

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Description: Antique Chinese Square Bronze Mirror Unusual, antique Chinese bronze square-form mirror, probably Ming Dynasty; with monkey designs (usual patination and minor flaws); L: 6 1/4"

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Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Brushpot

Lot 100: Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Brushpot

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Description: Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Brushpot Large Chinese, Qianlong-style, blue and white porcelain brushpot: cylindrical with continuous landscape design with figures and dwellings among pine, seal mark; H: 8 3/4"

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Large Southeast Asian/Indian Stucco Ganesha

Lot 101: Large Southeast Asian/Indian Stucco Ganesha

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Description: Large Southeast Asian/Indian Stucco Ganesha Large Southeast Asian or Indian sub-continent, stained stucco figure of Ganesha; seated with hands resting on knees, holding a whisk in one hand (section of arm, and held item missing, wear); H: 18"

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Chinese Lacquer Gujin Instrument

Lot 102: Chinese Lacquer Gujin Instrument

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Description: Chinese Lacquer Gujin Instrument Chinese lacquer gujin instrument; with linear scrolling motifs and archaistic inscription to verso (some typical crazing); L: 48"

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