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Fine Asian Art and Antiques

by Altair Auctions


658 lots with images

February 22, 2014

Live Auction

151 Carnegie Row

Norwood, MA, 02062 USA

Phone: 781-349-8388

Fax: 781-349-8327

Email: info@altair-auctions.com

658 Lots
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Chinese Cloisonne Snuff Bottle

Lot 1: Chinese Cloisonne Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., cloisonne snuff bottle, flattened globular form, densely decorated in a floral motif in blue, green, red and white hues, with green stopper. Height 2 1/2 in.

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Chinese Enameled Snuff Bottle

Lot 2: Chinese Enameled Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, enameled snuff bottle, a flattened ovoid form, with the figure of a woman offering a peach to a child on one side, a different woman and child group on the reverse side, with stopper, mark on base. Height 2 1/2 in.

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Chinese Blue and White Snuff Bottle

Lot 3: Chinese Blue and White Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., blue and white snuff bottle in the form of a hand, the back of the hand decorated with a river landscape scene, the reverse showing knuckles and nails of the hand, with glass stopper. Length 2 1/4 in.

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Chinese Cloisonne Snuff Bottle

Lot 4: Chinese Cloisonne Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., cloisonne snuff bottle, in a flattened globular form, with footed base, brightly decorated in a floral pattern in reds, yellows, greens and blues, with stopper. Height 2 1/2 in.

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Chinese Amber Snuff Bottle

Lot 5: Chinese Amber Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., amber snuff bottle, in a rounded rectangular form, made of composite amber pieces to show natural color and texture, with stopper. Height 2 1/2 in.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 6: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., Peking glass snuff bottle, in a bulb form, decorated with plum flowers, Qianlong mark on base, with agate stopper. Height 2 1/2 in.

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Chinese Jade Snuff Bottle

Lot 7: Chinese Jade Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C, jade snuff bottle, in a flattened ovoid form, carved crane and landscape in relief on the face, with coral stopper. Length 2 5/8 in.

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Chinese Interior Painted Snuff Bottle

Lot 8: Chinese Interior Painted Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., interior painted snuff bottle, in flattened ovoid form, designed with the figure of a man and character signature and red seal, the exterior of the bottle decorated with stylized organic forms along either side of the central scene, with jadeite stopper. Height 3 in.

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Chinese Crystal Snuff Bottle

Lot 9: Chinese Crystal Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., crystal snuff bottle, expertly carved in rounded rectangular form with footed base, carved decoration of man sitting atop animal figure, with coral stopper. Height 3 1/4 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. Height of 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, 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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Chinese Jadeite Snuff Bottle

Lot 12: Chinese Jadeite Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, jadeite snuff bottle, in a bulb form, the sides carved with stylized organic motifs, with matching jadeite stopper. Height 2 in.

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Chinese Famille Rose Snuff Bottle

Lot 13: Chinese Famille Rose Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, Famille Rose snuff bottle, in a flattened ovoid form, with the figure of a boy atop a toad amidst waves decorating the face, the reverse with character signature and red seals, Qianlong Mark on base, with stopper. Height 2 3/4 in.

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Chinese Amber Snuff Bottle

Lot 14: Chinese Amber Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, amber snuff bottle, flattened globular form, the darker shades of amber carved into the form of swimming fish against the lighter background, with stopper. Height 3 in.

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Chinese Enameled Copper Snuff Bottle

Lot 15: Chinese Enameled Copper Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., enameled copper snuff bottle, of a flattened ovoid form, highly decorated with female figures on both sides, gilt rim and base, Qianlong mark on base. Height 2 1/2 in.

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Chinese Blue and White Snuff Bottle

Lot 16: Chinese Blue and White Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., blue and white porcelain snuff bottle, with painted decorations of scholar figures in a natural landscape, with porcelain stopper. Height 4 in.

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Chinese Crystal Snuff Bottle

Lot 17: Chinese Crystal Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, crystal snuff bottle, in the form of a bird, painted on the interior with a scene of an insect perched on a rock, with flowers, with stopper. Height 2 1/2 in.

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Chinese Interior Painted Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 18: Chinese Interior Painted Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, interior painted Peking glass snuff bottle, in an elongated rectangular form, decorated with an outdoor scene with scholarly figures and children, with character signature and red seals, with stopper. Height 3 1/2 in

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Chinese Carved Jadeite Snuff Bottle

Lot 19: Chinese Carved Jadeite Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., carved jadeite snuff bottle, flattened rounded rectangular form with raised zoomorphic carvings hugging the surface, with rounded light green stopper. Height 2 1/2 in.

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Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

Lot 20: Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., agate snuff bottle, of flattened, globular form, wide mouth, straight neck, dark markings in pine branch form, rounded amber colored stopper with back rim. Height 2 7/8 in.

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Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

Lot 21: Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., carved agate snuff bottle, in a compressed square form, with a scene of figures in a landscape setting in relief, missing stopper. Height 2 3/4 in.

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Chinese White Glazed Teapot

Lot 22: Chinese White Glazed Teapot

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Description: China, white glazed teapot, with a footed base, and a lizard form clinging to the side of the body, with fruit or floral elements accenting the side. Length 7 1/2 in.

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Chinese Yixing Zisha Tea Pot

Lot 23: Chinese Yixing Zisha Tea Pot

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Description: China, Yixing Zisha teapot, with rounded spout, handle and cover, with mark on base. Width 8 in., Height 4 1/2 in.

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Chinese Yixing Teapot

Lot 24: 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 base for the tea, signed Xuhan Tong. Height 3 3/4 in.

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Chinese Antique Yixing Tea Pot

Lot 25: Chinese Antique Yixing Tea Pot

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Description: China, antique Yixing tea pot, with tall, square body and short spout, decorated in guilt floral scenes along the body and cover, with mythical beast finial. Height 4 1/ 2 in.

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Chinese Zisha Brushpot, Chen Guangming

Lot 26: Chinese Zisha Brushpot, Chen Guangming

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Description: China, Late Qing, of cylindrical body with eight faceted sides, each alternating with floral carvings, and incised inscriptions that reads this brush pot was made by Chen Guangming (1859-1930) for Sun Yat-sen (1866-1925), founding father of Republic of China. Height 6 1/4 in.

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Chinese Carved Jade Boy

Lot 27: Chinese Carved Jade Boy

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Description: China, 19th C., carved jade boy, smoothly carved figure of a smiling boy in motion, holding in his hand an animal, possibly a dog or a frog, attached to cord.

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Chinese Antique Jade Gaunyin Pendant

Lot 28: Chinese Antique Jade Gaunyin Pendant

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Description: China, antique jade Guanyin pendant, smoothly rendered to show a seated figure with vase in hand, the background carved into a circular shape, attached to cord with red bead.

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Chinese Square Jade Pendant

Lot 29: Chinese Square Jade Pendant

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Description: China, square jade pendant, carved on both sides, the first shows the standing figure of a woman in a flowing robe amidst clouds, the reverse has characters in relief, attached to cord.

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Chinese Jadeite Buddha Pendant

Lot 30: Chinese Jadeite Buddha Pendant

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Description: China, jadeite Buddha pendant, smoothly carved, smiling, round Buddha figure, in mottled green and white hue.

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Chinese Carved Jade Pi

Lot 31: Chinese Carved Jade Pi

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Description: China, intricately carved jade pi with densely patterned geometric design, that highlight the natural striations in the stone. Width 7 1/4 in.

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Chinese Carved Jadeite Censer

Lot 32: Chinese Carved Jadeite Censer

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Description: China, 20th C., carved jadeite censer with cover, decorated with various mythical animals and auspicious symbols, with carved wooden base. Width 8 1/2 in., Height 8 in.

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Chinese Jadeite Bangle

Lot 33: Chinese Jadeite Bangle

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Description: China, jadeite bangle, smoothly carved, in a white and green mottled hue. Diameter 2 3/4

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Chinese Spinach Jade Foo Lion

Lot 34: Chinese Spinach Jade Foo Lion

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Description: China, 17th C., carved spinach jade Foo lion with rosewood stand, delicate lines throughout the crouching animal figure, dark and light green mottling effect, stand is intricately carved with various repeating floral and wave forms. Length 6 in., Height 3 1/4 in.

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Chinese 18th Century Jade Brush Washer

Lot 35: Chinese 18th Century Jade Brush Washer

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Description: China, 18th C., jade brush washer, carved with a naturalistic tree branch and blossoms along one edge, in a mottled white and brown hue. Diameter 3 7/8 in.

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Chinese Carved Jade Boy

Lot 36: Chinese Carved Jade Boy

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Description: China, ROC Period, carved jade figure of a boy with clasped hands and detailed robes, on a carved wooden base. Height 3 1/8 in.

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Chinese Jade Figure of a Cow with Two Boys

Lot 37: Chinese Jade Figure of a Cow with Two Boys

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Description: China, intricately carved jade cow in seated position with two boys actively crawling over the creature, high amount of detail can be seen in the boys' clothes and cow's horns. Height 2 in.

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Chinese Antique Jade Pi

Lot 38: Chinese Antique Jade Pi

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Description: China, antique jade pi, the center beveled inward, in a bright green hue, no visible signs of chipping along the edges. Diameter 12 in.

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Chinese Antique Jade Dog

Lot 39: Chinese Antique Jade Dog

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Description: China, antique jade dog, in seated position with its head turned back, details showing the paws and large ears of the dog, in a mottled green hue. Height 3 3/4 in.

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Chinese Jade Ornament

Lot 40: Chinese Jade Ornament

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Description: China, jade ornament, most of the stone left in its natural state and texture, the ends smoothly carved to show the faces of mythical beasts. Length 3 in.

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Chinese Carved Jade Pendant

Lot 41: Chinese Carved Jade Pendant

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Description: China, 19th C., carved jade pendant, in a circular form. both sides carved into the forms of flowering bamboo stalks to create a geometric design and intricate pierced work, attached to cord. Diameter 2 in.

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Chinese Jade Bird

Lot 42: Chinese Jade Bird

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Description: China, jade bird boulder, smoothly carved bird sitting atop a group of flowers, all in a dark green and white hue, with intricately carved stand. Length 5 1/2 in.

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Chinese Square Jade Pendant

Lot 43: Chinese Square Jade Pendant

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Description: China, 19th C., carved square jade pendant the one side delicately incised with the figure of a boy and a string of coins, the reverse decorated with characters, both sides are bordered with highly detailed renderings of geometric motifs. Length 2 3/4 in., Width 1 1/4 in.

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Chinese Antique Jade Deer

Lot 44: Chinese Antique Jade Deer

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Description: China, antique jade deer, figure is laying with bent legs and upright tail, detail shown in the face, horns and hooves of the deer. Length 2 1/2 in.

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Chinese Jade Dog

Lot 45: Chinese Jade Dog

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Description: China, jade dog, standing upright on all fours in a playful gesture, curly hair and tail are shown in relief, the surface of the stone carved in a way to show the natural texture. Length 2 1/2 in.

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Chinese Jade Beast

Lot 46: Chinese Jade Beast

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Description: China, antique jade beast, laying down with a long curling tail which is split in two, stylized swirling pattern carved all along the body. Length 4 in.

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Chinese Antique Jade Dragon

Lot 47: Chinese Antique Jade Dragon

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Description: China, antique carved figure of a dragon, in an almost complete circular form, the head and tail, meet at a cleft in the stone, carved to show the natural texture of the stone, attached to a cord. Height 2 in.

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Two Thai Gold Necklaces

Lot 48: Two Thai Gold Necklaces

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Description: Thailand, two gold necklaces, with geometric pendants and red and gold beads hanging from the bottom. Length of the largest 7 1/2 in.

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Chinese Jade Necklace With Coral Beads

Lot 49: Chinese Jade Necklace With Coral Beads

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Description: China, jade necklace with coral beads, light green and red beads lead down to a large half circle piece of jade, smoothly carved and flattened compared to the rounded beads.

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Chinese Jade Pendant

Lot 50: Chinese Jade Pendant

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Description: China, 19th C., jade pendant, smoothly carved with openwork design, decorated with interlacing auspicious symbols. Length 2 1/2 in.

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