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Auction Description for Altair Auctions: Exceptional Arts of Asia

Exceptional Arts of Asia

by Altair Auctions


625 lots with images

December 21, 2013

Live Auction

151 Carnegie Row

Norwood, MA, 02062 USA

Phone: 781-349-8388

Fax: 781-349-8327

Email: info@altair-auctions.com

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Chinese Famille Rose Snuff Bottle

Lot 1: Chinese Famille Rose Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, Famille Rose snuff bottle, in form of resting bird, with colored feather detailing, with lid, with Qianlong mark. Height 2 1/2 in.

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Chinese Cloisonne Snuff Bottle

Lot 2: Chinese Cloisonne Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 18th C., Cloisonne snuff bottle, with compressed rounded form and footed base, with bird in water and flowers, green ground color densely decorated with auspicious symbols, with lid, with Qianlong mark. Length 2 1/2 in.

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Two Chinese Jade Snuff Bottles

Lot 3: Two Chinese Jade Snuff Bottles

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Description: China, 19th C., two carved jade snuff bottles, expertly carved, one in a compressed rectangular shape with footed base; one compressed rounded square with footed base, both with coral stoppers. Height 2 1/4 in.

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Chinese Carved Agate Snuff Bottle

Lot 4: Chinese Carved Agate Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., carved agate snuff bottle, in compressed rounded form with expert carving of scholar sitting in natural landscape, with lid. Height 2 3/4 in.

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Chinese Interior Painted Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 5: Chinese Interior Painted Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, interior painted glass snuff bottle, compressed rounded square form, with three figures in a natural landscape, with red domed lid. Height 3 in.

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Chinese Gilt Porcelain Snuff Bottle

Lot 6: Chinese Gilt Porcelain Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., gilt porcelain snuff bottle, compressed circular form with stylized turtle painted in gilt, gilted key fret surrounded turtle shell with Qianlong mark, stopper emerges from turtle figure's mouth. Height 2 1/4 in.

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Chinese Gilt Horn Snuff Bottle

Lot 7: Chinese Gilt Horn Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, gilt and horn snuff bottle, circular form horn snuff bottle with intricate floral gilt design, mythical animal face masks hold ring handles emerging from mouth, with intricate domed stopper.

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Chinese Black and White Jade Snuff Bottle

Lot 8: Chinese Black and White Jade Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 18th C., black and white jade snuff bottle intricately carved with fisherman in boat and pine tree, with coral stopper.

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Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

Lot 9: Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, carved agate snuff bottle, expertly carved rounded square form with pine tree and bird, with lid. Length 2 1/2 in.

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Five Chinese Snuff Bottles

Lot 10: Five Chinese Snuff Bottles

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Description: China, a group of five various snuff bottles, two of a compressed rounded rectangular shape with red domed stoppers, decorated by natural striations in stone; two compressed circular forms one with a red domed stopper, and one with a red and white domed stopper, decorated by natural striations in stone; one compressed rounded rectangular form with carving of fruit on branch, decorated by natural striation in stone, with flattened lid with knob. Largest, 2 1/2 in.

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Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

Lot 11: Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 18th C., carved agate snuff bottle, of a flattened circular form, carved in relief with scholar figures in a landscape setting, with stopper. Length 3 1/4 in.

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Chinese Jade Snuff Bottle

Lot 12: Chinese Jade Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., carved jade snuff bottle, with stopper, expertly carved jade snuff bottle in flattened circular form, circular detailing, with red stopper. Height 2 1/2 in.

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Chinese Crystal Snuff Bottle

Lot 13: Chinese Crystal Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., carved crystal snuff bottle, in a rounded rectangular form, with a red domed stopper. Height 3 1/2 in.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 14: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., white Peking glass snuff bottle of flattened rectangular form, with amber-colored stopper. Height 3 in.

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Chinese Peking Glass and Metal Snuff Bottle

Lot 15: Chinese Peking Glass and Metal Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., Peking glass and metal snuff bottle, compressed rounded form, vividly colored, with bat, auspicious symbols around lipped rim, etching in glass with red domed lid , with Qianlong mark. Height 2 3/4 in.

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Chinese Gourd Wine Bottle

Lot 16: Chinese Gourd Wine Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., gourd wine bottle, red ground color, with entwined gold band around middle with attached chain for lid, silver detailing around rim with blue stones, lid has gold handle. Length 4 1/2 in.

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Chinese Crystal Snuff Bottle

Lot 17: Chinese Crystal Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., crystal snuff bottle, expertly carved in rounded rectangular form with footed base, man sits atop animal figure, with coral stopper. Height 3 1/4 in.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 18: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., Peking glass snuff bottle of pear shape, with light blue body with dense geometric patterning and bright orange overlay of dog figures, with green stopper. Height 3 1/2 in.

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Chinese Jade Snuff Bottle

Lot 19: Chinese Jade Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., carved jade snuff bottle, flattened globular form, delicate incised lattice pattern on surface, with stopper,. Height 2 1/2 in.

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Chinese Yixing Teapot

Lot 20: Chinese Yixing Teapot

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Description: China, Yixing teapot, 20th C., spherical in form, with naturally designed spout and handle, does not appear to need a lid, hole on the bottom for the tea, signed Xuhan Tong. Height 3 3/4 in.

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Very Rare Chinese Yixing Vase

Lot 21: Very Rare Chinese Yixing Vase

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Description: China, 19th C., very rare Yixing vase, with flared rim and flared footed base, with animal face masks for ears holding ring circles, with inscription and mark on base. Height 12 in.

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Chinese Yixing Zisha Tea Pot

Lot 22: Chinese Yixing Zisha Tea Pot

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Description: China, Yixing Zisha teapot, with footed base, lid with handle of insect creature, with mark. Width 7 in., Height 3 in.

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Chinese Yixing Zisha Teapot

Lot 23: Chinese Yixing Zisha Teapot

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Description: China, Yixing Zisha teapot, with footed base with spout and handles stylized as branches, with floral motif on body, with mark. Width 7 in., Height 3 1/4 in.

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Chinese Yixing Tea Pot

Lot 24: Chinese Yixing Tea Pot

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Description: China, Yixing tea pot, with three small feet, squat in stature, with flat lid with handle, with mark on base. Height 3 in., Width 6 in.

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Chinese Enameled Yixing Tea Pot

Lot 25: Chinese Enameled Yixing Tea Pot

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Description: China, Yixing tea pot with enameled floral motifs, with animal head spout and tripod base, signed on the bottom with a Yongzheng mark and the interior cover with Fen Gu. Height 8 1/2 in.

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Chinese Yixing Teapot

Lot 26: Chinese Yixing Teapot

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Description: China, Yixing teapot, with mark on base, depicted with a natural basket-weave texture along the body, natural bamboo design for the spout and handle, darker-colored figures of a crab and seashell on surface of teapot. Width 10 in., Height 8 in.

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Four Chinese Yixing Teapots

Lot 27: Four Chinese Yixing Teapots

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Description: China, 19th C., four Yixing teapots, three with erotic imagery, one with a bird design. Height 2 3/4 in., Width 4 1/8 in.

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Chinese Jadeite Boulder

Lot 28: Chinese Jadeite Boulder

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Description: China, well-carved jadeite boulder, with bamboo and leaves in relief, with several animal figures depicted, with carved wood stand. Height 3 in.

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Chinese Jade Foo Lion

Lot 29: Chinese Jade Foo Lion

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Description: China, 18th C.,expertly carved jade foo lion, depicted in a crouching position, with a ferocious facial expression. Length 5 1/2 in.

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Chinese Jade Makeup Box

Lot 30: Chinese Jade Makeup Box

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Description: China, 19th C., expertly carved jade makeup box, the lid is decorated with a large flower blossom leaves. Diameter 2 in.

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Chinese Jade Censer Finial

Lot 31: Chinese Jade Censer Finial

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Description: China, Ming Period, expertly carved jade censer finial, showing a forest scene and an animal beneath leaves. Height 2 3/4 in.

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Chinese Antique Jade Chi Dragon Pendant

Lot 32: Chinese Antique Jade Chi Dragon Pendant

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Description: China, antique carved jade chi dragon pendant, with one side in the form of a Pi, and the reverse showing swirling natural motifs. Diameter 2 1/4 in.

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Chinese Carved Jade Foo Lion

Lot 33: Chinese Carved Jade Foo Lion

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Description: China, 19th C., well-carved jade figure of a Foo lion, depicted in a reclining position, with a closed mouth expression. Diameter 2 in.

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Chinese Carved Jadeite Pendant

Lot 34: Chinese Carved Jadeite Pendant

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Description: China, well-carved jadeite pendant, in a square form, decorated with leaves and various natural forms, in a mottled bright green hue. Length 3 5/8 in.

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Chinese Carved Jade Mountain

Lot 35: Chinese Carved Jade Mountain

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Description: China, 19th C., carved jade mountain, depicting a landscape scene with trees, buildings and scholarly figures, with intricately designed base. Height 5 1/4 in., Width 7 1/2 in.

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Chinese Hetian Square Jade Pendant

Lot 36: Chinese Hetian Square Jade Pendant

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Description: China, 19th C., very rare Hetian square jade pendant, incised on both sides with calligraphy characters and and figures. Height 2 1/4 in.

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Chinese Jade Covered Vase

Lot 37: Chinese Jade Covered Vase

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Description: China, 19th C., jade vase with cover and two handles, smoothly carved, the two handles incised with a delicate organic design. Height 8 3/4 in.

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Chinese Carved Jade Pebble

Lot 38: Chinese Carved Jade Pebble

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Description: China, carved jade pebble, smoothly carved, in various red, yellow and brown hues, attached to cord. Length 2 3/4 in.

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Chinese Hetian Jade Horse

Lot 39: Chinese Hetian Jade Horse

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Description: China, 19th C., carved Hetian jade horse figure, horse is in a recumbent position with its head turned back to its body, details carved into the face and hooves of the animal, with certificate. Length 6 1/2 in., Width 3 3/4 in.

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Chinese Antique Jade Censer Finial

Lot 40: Chinese Antique Jade Censer Finial

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Description: China, antique carved jade censer finial, delicately carved to depict two animals amidst a dense foliate landscape, some pierced work throughout, in a mottled white hue. Height 2 1/2 in.

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Chinese Antique Agate Pendant

Lot 41: Chinese Antique Agate Pendant

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Description: China, antique agate dragon pendant, one side carved depicting a moving dragon, the reverse delicately incised with a flower, various colors of orange and white throughout . Length 2 1/8 in.

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Chinese Antique Jade Brush Washer

Lot 42: Chinese Antique Jade Brush Washer

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Description: China, antique carved jade brush washer in the form of a mythical beast, great detail in the snarling face and decorations of the body, back of the beast is used as the brush washer. Length 5 1/2 in., Width 3 in.

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Chinese Jade Pi with Chi Dragon

Lot 43: Chinese Jade Pi with Chi Dragon

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Description: China, Antique, jade pi carved with Chi dragon, intricately carved with floral motifs, geometric designs, and auspicious symbols on both the back and the front. Height 3 7/8 in.

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Chinese Antique Jade Brush Washer

Lot 44: Chinese Antique Jade Brush Washer

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Description: China, antique jade brush washer, rounded form, delicately carved with an ocean scene complete with jumping fish, in mottled grey color. Height 4 in., Width 2 3/4 in.

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Chinese Agate Censer

Lot 45: Chinese Agate Censer

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Description: China, 19th C., agate censer, expertly carved with three feet and flared rim, with two upright ears, pale in hue. Height 2 3/4 in.

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Chinese Jade Censer Finial

Lot 46: Chinese Jade Censer Finial

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Description: China, 18th C., jade censer finial, expertly carved into a floral motif in a cylindrical form, in a mottled shade of pale green and brown. Height 2 3/4 in.

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Six Pieces of Chinese Jade

Lot 47: Six Pieces of Chinese Jade

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Description: China, six jade pieces, expertly carved, one thumb ring; two Buddha in seated position; one Buddha in reclining form surrounded by flowers; two carved mythical creatures in crouched form. Length 4 1/2 in.

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Pair of Chinese Blue and White Bird Feeders

Lot 48: Pair of Chinese Blue and White Bird Feeders

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Description: China, Early Ming Period, a pair of blue and white bird feeders, in teardrop forms, decorated with motifs of scrolling lotus flowers. Length 3 in., Width 1 3/8 in.

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Chinese Blue and White Bowl

Lot 49: Chinese Blue and White Bowl

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Description: China, Kangxi Period, blue and white bowl, painted on the interior and exterior with images of scholar figures in a garden setting, six character mark on base. Diameter 7 1/2 in., Height 3 1/2 in.

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Chinese Wucai Vase

Lot 50: Chinese Wucai Vase

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Description: China, Qing Period, Wucai vase, with a flared rim and slightly footed base, decorated in bright colors with a scene of exalted figures, in a garden setting. Height 21 1/2 in.

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