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Asian Art Auction

by Waddington's

Platinum House

449 lots with images

June 10, 2013

Live Auction

275 King Street E

2nd Floor

Toronto, ON, M5A 1K2 Canada

Phone: +1 416 504 5100

Fax: +1 416 504 0033

Email: info@waddingtons.ca

449 Lots
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Ivory Netsuke of Ebisu and Daikoku, Circa 1900

Lot 1: Ivory Netsuke of Ebisu and Daikoku, Circa 1900

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Description: Depicting the two deities wrestling, length 1.8" - 4.5 cm.

Condition Report: no condition problems noted

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Boxwood Mask of Okame, 19th Century

Lot 2: Boxwood Mask of Okame, 19th Century

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Description: Typical form with very fine patination, height 1.7" - 4.4 cm.

Condition Report: no condition problems noted

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Box Wood 'Noh Masks' Netsuke

Lot 3: Box Wood 'Noh Masks' Netsuke

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Description: Comprised of five masks forming a ball, width 2" - 5 cm.

Condition Report: no condition problems noted

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Boxwood Netsuke of Blind Man, 19th Century

Lot 4: Boxwood Netsuke of Blind Man, 19th Century

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Description: With a large welt and inlay right eye, height 2" - 5.1 cm.

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Boxwood Netsuke of a Frog, 19th Century

Lot 5: Boxwood Netsuke of a Frog, 19th Century

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Description: In the Ittobori style, length 1.4" - 3.5 cm., signed Sukesada

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Ivory Okimono of Chinese Boys, 19th Century

Lot 6: Ivory Okimono of Chinese Boys, 19th Century

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Description: With three seated boys; two playing instruments, the third with a dragon costume, length 1.8" - 4.5 cm.

Condition Report: minor age cracks

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Tinted Ivory Carved Okimono, Circa 1900

Lot 7: Tinted Ivory Carved Okimono, Circa 1900

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Description: The elderly figure holding a tall staff in one hand, the other with a bag of mushrooms, height 7.5" - 19 cm.

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Large Ivory Tusk Vase, Signed Yoshu, 19th Century

Lot 8: Large Ivory Tusk Vase, Signed Yoshu, 19th Century

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Description: With a tall curving pine tree carved to one side, its branches extending along the top and creating a border beneath the flat rim, the exterior carved over multiple plains in high relief with several farmers, artisans, children, and finely dressed ladies in a riverside village. Mounted to wood stand, height 12.6" - 32 cm.

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Large Ivory Carved Vase, Circa 1900

Lot 9: Large Ivory Carved Vase, Circa 1900

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Description: The exterior well-carved with a procession scene including several deities, an armoured warrior, and children playing drums, a pair of dragon-head ring handles flank either side, height 9.1" - 23 cm.

Condition Report: 5 cm age crack to side (coming down from rim); no other condition problems noted

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Pair of Stackable Tansu, 19th Century

Lot 10: Pair of Stackable Tansu, 19th Century

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Description: Comprised of two separate sections with a pair of pull-out drawers and cloud-form handles on the front of each low rectangular body and one swinging door to the top section. Iron mounts, 22.4" x 42.5" x 18.3" - 57 x 108 x 46.5 cm.

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Two-Tier Stacking Chest, Korea, Early 20th Century

Lot 11: Two-Tier Stacking Chest, Korea, Early 20th Century

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Description: With the short front and rear legs joined together by a foot base, the tall cabinet with a flat overhanging top and two centrally hinged doors along the front decorated together with four pull-out drawers. Metal mounts, 59.6" x 37.4" x 17.7" - 151.5 x 95 x 45 cm.

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Hanging Bronze Incense Holder, 18th Century

Lot 12: Hanging Bronze Incense Holder, 18th Century

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Description: Heavily cast, the ovoid body decorated with pierced designs of flora and fauna joined together by a Greek key-fret border along the waist, the whole supported on three short pronged legs, height 12.6" - 32 cm., diameter 9.8" - 25 cm.

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Hanging Bronze Incense Holder, 18th Century

Lot 13: Hanging Bronze Incense Holder, 18th Century

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Description: Rendered in openwork with a pair of cranes amid scrolling clouds and a curving dragon-form handle to the top of the globular body, height 11" - 28 cm., diameter 9.8" - 25 cm.

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Bronze Temple Bell, 19th Century

Lot 14: Bronze Temple Bell, 19th Century

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Description: Of sturdy proportion with a handle along the flat top, the body decorated with raised riveted bosses along the exterior, height 9.4" - 24 cm.

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Pair of Dated Copper Temple Ornaments, Keman, 19th Century

Lot 15: Pair of Dated Copper Temple Ornaments, Keman, 19th Century

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Description: Both with a reticulated scene of lotus flowers and a swirling river below, width 13.6" - 34.5 cm.

Condition Report: Both have been repolished

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Pair of Brass Incense Burner Stands, Circa 1900

Lot 16: Pair of Brass Incense Burner Stands, Circa 1900

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Description: Each rendered as a branch of prunus, widest diameter 4.7" - 12 cm.

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Three-Piece Bronze Altar Set, Early 20th Century

Lot 17: Three-Piece Bronze Altar Set, Early 20th Century

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Description: Including two censer and a vase, all with dragon and phoenix motifs, height 12.2" - 31 cm.

Condition Report: minor wear

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Large Bronze Okimono of Entertainers, 19th Century

Lot 18: Large Bronze Okimono of Entertainers, 19th Century

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Description: Finely modeled as a pair of entertainers; the elder, a singer holding a separately cast and removable shamisen, the younger, dancing with a pair of fans. Affixed to wood stand, height 16.5" - 42 cm., Sealed Maruki, signature illegible

Condition Report: Shamisen is bent; no other condition problems noted. Bronzes with very fine dark patina.

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Bronze Monkey Censer and Cover, 19th Century

Lot 19: Bronze Monkey Censer and Cover, 19th Century

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Description: The rounded body with a large lotus cast to one side, the cover with a monkey holding a silver uchiwa and fanning its left foot, height 12.6" - 32 cm.

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Bronze and Champlevee Enamel Dragon Lamp, Circa 1900

Lot 19A: Bronze and Champlevee Enamel Dragon Lamp, Circa 1900

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Description: Of globular shape decorated with scrolling vines and flora and raised by a muscular curving dragon, all supported on a circular base, height 31.5" - 80 cm.

Condition Report: Overall very good condition. Unexamined without mounts.

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Ivory and Brass Mounted Paginator, Circa 1900

Lot 20: Ivory and Brass Mounted Paginator, Circa 1900

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Description: Rendered in the form of an owl with its wings outstretched holding a circular bead with a small bird, the owl supported by a toad, length 10.6" - 27 cm.

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Pair of Bronze Greek-Form Vases, Krater, Circa 1900

Lot 21: Pair of Bronze Greek-Form Vases, Krater, Circa 1900

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Description: Both sides of the tapering baluster body cast with Raijin and Fujin, the gods of thunder and rain, height 7.1" - 18 cm.

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Iron Tetsubin, Signed, 19th Century

Lot 22: Iron Tetsubin, Signed, 19th Century

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Description: Of compressed-form with a curving spout emerging from the body and a sweeping inverted "U" handle on either side of the shoulder with a small acorn finial to the cover, length 8.5" - 21.5 cm.

Condition Report: typical surface wear; small chip on overhanging edge under spout; interior and rim with thin layer of rust; base worn

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Iron Tetsubin, Signed, Early 20th Century

Lot 23: Iron Tetsubin, Signed, Early 20th Century

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Description: With a broad handle on either side of the cover and a short spout extending from one end, decorated with concentric bands of riveted beads along the top, length 8.3" - 21 cm.

Condition Report: Typical wear to interior and base

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Nakai Ranko (1776-1830) CROWS

Lot 24: Nakai Ranko (1776-1830) CROWS

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Description: Ink, colour and gold flecks on paper laid down on a pair of six-panel screens, signed Ranko with seals Tadashi no in and Haku[yo], 69.8" x 160.5" - 177.2 x 407.7 cm.

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Pair of Six Panel 'Harvest' Folding Screens, 18th/19th Century

Lot 25: Pair of Six Panel 'Harvest' Folding Screens, 18th/19th Century

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Description: Opening to reveal a busy landscape scene with several groups of people in a village surrounded by rolling mountains in the background, each panel 51.6" x 19.3" x 0.8" - 131 x 49 x 2 cm.

Condition Report: Overall wear consistent to age; most wear along the edges where panels fold and include scuffing, minor losses and fraying of the paper, also some areas of water staining. Figures for the most part intact with some minor areas of touch ups. Gold leaf ground mostly intact, but there are some areas that have been redone. Please refer to department for more detailed photographs.

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Japanese School SIX LANDSCAPE PAINTINGS, 19TH CENTURY

Lot 26: Japanese School SIX LANDSCAPE PAINTINGS, 19TH CENTURY

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Description: Ink and colour on silk, each sealed. Framed, 10.2" x 11" - 26 x 28 cm.

Condition Report: colours slightly faded, some with old fraying and worm holes before mounting, signatures illegible

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Japanese School HARVEST

Lot 27: Japanese School HARVEST

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Description: Ink and colour on paper, 42.1" x 10.6" - 107 x 27 cm.

Condition Report: overall good condition, minor dirtying of sheet

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Blue and White Awata Glazed Container, 17th/18th Century

Lot 28: Blue and White Awata Glazed Container, 17th/18th Century

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Description: Of tall cylindrical shape with a flat rim and continuously painted with a village scene in the mountains, the upper portion with light brown glaze, height 15" - 38 cm.

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Sunkoroku Ceramic Vase, 18th/19th Century

Lot 29: Sunkoroku Ceramic Vase, 18th/19th Century

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Description: Of globular-form rising to a wide funnel mouth, the neck with monster handles, height 12.3" - 31.2 cm.

Condition Report: Examined under UV light and no major condition problems noted. There are 2 small chips to the outside foot. Interior of rim has a firing crack that has been filled-in.

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Large White and Green Glazed Jar, 19th Century

Lot 30: Large White and Green Glazed Jar, 19th Century

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Description: The tapering ovoid body with a slightly recessed waist and decorated with vertical stripes throughout, three vertically oriented lug handles along the shoulder and surrounding the neck, height 17.9" - 45.5 cm.

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Ko-Kutani Jar and Cover, 19th Century

Lot 31: Ko-Kutani Jar and Cover, 19th Century

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Description: With three rectangular reserves, one depicting a crane wading amongst lotuses, the other, a figure by the water's edge, the third, a galloping horse, height 16.9" - 43 cm., fuku mark

Condition Report: Some firing cracks to body and glaze, minor losses to some enamels

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Kutani Model of a Shishi, Circa 1900

Lot 32: Kutani Model of a Shishi, Circa 1900

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Description: Seated with its tail upturned, the figure in an alert position, covered with a deep cobalt blue glaze throughout and gilt detailing along the exterior, height 3.5" - 9 cm.

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Three Large Imari Bowls, Late 19th Century

Lot 33: Three Large Imari Bowls, Late 19th Century

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Description: The interior decorated with brocade patterns depicting scenes of flora alongside dragons, all emanating from the central peach design, largest diameter 9.8" - 25 cm.

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Eight Imari Plates, Late 19th Century

Lot 34: Eight Imari Plates, Late 19th Century

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Description: Each with foliate rim, the shallow interior decorated with a plump peach in the centre and surrounded by six reserves, diameter 9.4" - 24 cm.

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Massive Imari Floor Vase, 19th Century

Lot 35: Massive Imari Floor Vase, 19th Century

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Description: The globular body rising to a tall stem neck, height 44.1" - 112 cm.

Condition Report: 6 cm vertical hairline crack to rim

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Pair of Massive Imari Floor Vases

Lot 36: Pair of Massive Imari Floor Vases

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Description: Each with a bulging body rising towards a wide foliate rim and decorated with several scenes of flora and fauna between densely scrolling vines, height 61.8" - 157 cm.

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Large Satsuma Vase, Signed Sukosan, Late 19th Century

Lot 37: Large Satsuma Vase, Signed Sukosan, Late 19th Century

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Description: Finely painted with a large scene of an eagle perched on a rock overlooking ocean waves, the other side with an entertainer blowing bubbles with children in a village, all on a dark blue ground with gilt butterfly and floral motifs, height 14.4" - 36.5 cm., based signed Sukosan

Condition Report: overall excellent condition, no restorations or chips

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After Hiroshige (1797-1858) WHIRLPOOLS AT NARUTO IN AWA PROVINCE, 1857

Lot 38: After Hiroshige (1797-1858) WHIRLPOOLS AT NARUTO IN AWA PROVINCE, 1857

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Description: Oban tate-e triptych, probably a 19th Century re-strike, 15.6" x 10" - 39.5 x 25.5 cm.

Condition Report: good colours and impression; outer margins for left and right sheet intact (inner margins trimmed); middle sheet has only top and bottom margins; three sheets attached my archival tape on the back; remnants of sun damage from frame to sheets

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Yoshitoshi SAMURAI BATTLE TRIPTYCH

Lot 39: Yoshitoshi SAMURAI BATTLE TRIPTYCH

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Description: Oban tate-e triptych. Framed, 12.6" x 9.1" - 32 x 23 cm.

Condition Report: Unexamined out of frame, matte covering border. Some minor fading to sheets

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Paul Jacoulet LE MAITRE POTIER

Lot 40: Paul Jacoulet LE MAITRE POTIER

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Description: Modern woodblock print. Framed, sight 15.4" x 11.6" - 39 x 29.5 cm.

Condition Report: bottom half burnt, some fading to colours. Remnants of tape adhered to reverse. Print is not trimmed, matte covers up the margins

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Kiyoshi Saito KATSURA KYOTO, 1955

Lot 41: Kiyoshi Saito KATSURA KYOTO, 1955

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Description: Modern woodblock print, signed, titled, numbered 59/150, and dated 1955. Framed, 17.7" x 27.2" - 45 x 59 cm.

Condition Report: Overall good impression and colours. Unexamined out of frame, some foxing to margin

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Geirindo Publishers, Kyoto FIVE VOLUMES OF KIMONO PATTERNS

Lot 42: Geirindo Publishers, Kyoto FIVE VOLUMES OF KIMONO PATTERNS

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Description: Published Meiji 21 to 22 (1889-90) in Kyoto and containing five string tied volumes in original card vase, each volume containing roughly 35 woodblock prints depicting kimono designs. Each volume titled by Tomioka Tessai (1837-1924), 14.6" x 10.2" x 2.4" - 37 x 26 x 6 cm.

Condition Report: Case is worn, but individual volumes intact and in excellent condition/colours

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Uchida Art Publishers, Kyoto ALBUM FOR NOH MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Lot 43: Uchida Art Publishers, Kyoto ALBUM FOR NOH MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

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Description: Purple cloth board accordion album with 15 double page woodblock prints by Takeshida Hiroshi depicting the instruments and masks used in Noh plays, dated Showa 4 (1929), all in the original straw-lined board case, 15.4" x 10.6" x 1.6" - 39 x 27 x 4 cm.

Condition Report: wear to straw case, minor wear and fading to purple cloth boards; images intact and bright, some with minor foxing

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Noguchi, Yone EMPEROR SHOMU AND THE SHOSOIN

Lot 44: Noguchi, Yone EMPEROR SHOMU AND THE SHOSOIN

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Description: Tokyo: Kyo bun kwan, 1941. Two volumes in tied string wraps enclosed in a wine cloth board folding slip case, all in the original card box TOGETHER WITH a silk cloth accordion album containing over 100 black and white lithographs of Japanese historical sites and cultural property; and a wood and cloth box published by Kyoto University in Showa 8 (1933) containing folios of an ancient handscroll in black and white lithography, largest 12.8" x 16.7" x 2" - 32.5 x 42.5 x 5 cm.

Condition Report: minor creases to wrappings of Emperor Shomu, some stains to card box; accordion alubm with fraying to silk covers, lithos glued to card; handscroll folios in good condition as is the cloth and wood case

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Hobson, R. L. CATALOGUE OF CHINESE POTTERY AND PORCELAIN IN THE COLLECTION OF SIR PERCIVAL DAVID

Lot 45: Hobson, R. L. CATALOGUE OF CHINESE POTTERY AND PORCELAIN IN THE COLLECTION OF SIR PERCIVAL DAVID

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Description: London: The Stourton Press, 1934. Limited edition number 195 of 650. Blue Chinese silk binding, 16.1" x 12.2" x 2.4" - 41 x 31 x 6.2 cm.

Condition Report: Pages and lithos intact. Some water damage to spine and front cover, minor fraying to silk edges and corner, some rubbing to text along the spine. Overall condition 8/10

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Safavid, Shiraz School BAHRAM GUR HUNTING DEER, 16TH CENTURY

Lot 46: Safavid, Shiraz School BAHRAM GUR HUNTING DEER, 16TH CENTURY

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Description: Gouache and goldleaf on paper, framed, sight 7.9" x 5.5" - 20 x 14 cm.

Condition Report: Examined out of frame. Image worn and soiled with some losses to pigments. Left side trimmed down to border of image. Right side margins of sheet still present. Reverse stained and discoloured. Tape reside to edges. Image laid over by a paper matte tipped in with archival tape. All laid over with a card matte.

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Silver and Copper Inlay Brass Tray, Cairo, Circa 1920

Lot 47: Silver and Copper Inlay Brass Tray, Cairo, Circa 1920

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Description: With rounded corners, the rectangular tray with a shallow interior depicting multiple figural scenes of ancient Egypt surrounded by circular emblems of nasta'liq, 14.6" x 21.1" - 37 x 53.5 cm.

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Qajar Gold and Silver Inlay Steel Ewer, 19th Century

Lot 48: Qajar Gold and Silver Inlay Steel Ewer, 19th Century

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Description: The long curving handle emerging from the ovoid body joining the narrow spout and elongated neck, all raised on a circular foot, height 7.9" - 20 cm.

Condition Report: nut at base and screw on bottom of handle is probably later; overall good condition with typical aging and patination

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Silver and Parcel Gilt Box, Syria, 19th Century

Lot 49: Silver and Parcel Gilt Box, Syria, 19th Century

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Description: Of helmet-form with the domed top terminating in a narrow finial, the exterior with designs of animals including deer, elephants, lions, and tigers across several bands, the latched cover opening to reveal a large interior compartment with a smaller tray below, height 7.1" - 18 cm.

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