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Auction Description for Florence: Chinese Antique Sale
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Chinese Antique Sale

(198 Lots)

by Florence Number Nine


198 lots | 187 with images

October 28, 2013

Live Auction

Viale del Poggio Imperiale, 9

Florence, 50125 Italy

Phone: +39 (0)55 52 77 665

Email: info@florencenumbernine.com

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A pair of elegant armchairs China, 19th century

Lot 1: A pair of elegant armchairs China, 19th century

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Description: A pair of elegant armchairs China, 19th century Very fine Chinese lacquer wood armchairs. The legs are joined by four stretchers and the entire surface bears extremely fine decorative gold motifs on black grounds, consisting of geometric patterns and floral arabesques. The top rail is decorated with a large dragon, whilst the seat presents a riserve embellished with a phoenix and peony. lxhxp 55 x 105 x 43 cm

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An oval seal mounted by a mythological animal China, 19th century

Lot 2: An oval seal mounted by a mythological animal China, 19th century

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Description: An oval seal mounted by a mythological animal China, 19th century A fine oval seal with the hand in the form of a dragon depicted astride sea waves. A fine tone of light-coloured jade. lxh 3 x 5 cm

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A pair of porcelain bowls China, Qing Dynasty

Lot 3: A pair of porcelain bowls China, Qing Dynasty

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Description: A pair of porcelain bowls China, Qing Dynasty Two blue-painted porcelain bowls decorated with landscapes and geometric patterns. With mark. In perfect condition. Diametro 15 cm

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A cloisonné food container China/Tibet,19th centuryCloisonné bronze

Lot 4: A cloisonné food container China/Tibet,19th centuryCloisonné bronze

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Description: A cloisonné food container China/Tibet,19th centuryCloisonné bronze This cylindrical container with ring handles and stopper presents the characteristic shape of a food and wine container, bronze. The splendid Chinese-influenced cloisonné, (You), makes it much rarer and valuable compared to the more usual ones.The vivid colours on a blue ground alternate with interplay of floral motifs and pieces of furniture that can be found in the home surround the entire surface. The cover bears, set amidst various decorative motifs, the Tao symbol with a pink Yin and black Yang. The bronze bands are surmounted by Chinese blue cloisonné rings with the symbol of longevity repeated on the entire circumference. h 29 cm

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A LARGE MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID ROSEWOOD DISPLAY CABINET CHINA, LATE 19TH-EARLY 20TH CENTURY

Lot 5: A LARGE MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID ROSEWOOD DISPLAY CABINET CHINA, LATE 19TH-EARLY 20TH CENTURY

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Description: A LARGE MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID ROSEWOOD DISPLAY CABINET CHINA, LATE 19TH-EARLY 20TH CENTURY The upper part divided in four inlaid in mother-of-pearl with lotus flowers and leafy scrolls to the frame and shelf fronts, the lower part with two drawers and with raised panel doors inlaid with double gourd and flowering branches. lxhxp 100 x 202 x 41

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Lot 6: A large porcelain brushpot China, Qing Dynasty

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Description: A large porcelain brushpot China, Qing Dynasty With mark. Fine deocration in polychrome enamels and ink depicting quails and bamboo with inscription. Integral. Diametro x Altezza 20 x 14,5

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A group of four jade sculptures China, 19th century

Lot 7: A group of four jade sculptures China, 19th century

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Description: A group of four jade sculptures China, 19th century A varied group of jade sculptures in various tonalities of green, one portrays a dancer, one a sage with young boy, another a young boy with ox and the fourth a ram; two are with wooden bases. h 5

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A SMALL PAINTING, INK AND COLOUR ON SILK CHINA, QING DYNASTY, 19TH DYNASTY

Lot 8: A SMALL PAINTING, INK AND COLOUR ON SILK CHINA, QING DYNASTY, 19TH DYNASTY

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Description: A SMALL PAINTING, INK AND COLOUR ON SILK CHINA, QING DYNASTY, 19TH DYNASTY Of circular form, painted with a lady on the left side with an inscription and seal, the right side with a long poem. h 26,8

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A PAIR OF MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID MARBLE TOP AND ROSEWOOD SQUARE TABLES CHINA, LATE 19TH - EARLY 20TH CENTURY

Lot 9: A PAIR OF MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID MARBLE TOP AND ROSEWOOD SQUARE TABLES CHINA, LATE 19TH - EARLY 20TH CENTURY

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Description: A PAIR OF MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID MARBLE TOP AND ROSEWOOD SQUARE TABLES CHINA, LATE 19TH - EARLY 20TH CENTURY With marble inset to top, the whole inlaid in mother-of-pearl with trailing leaf and floral motifs, pierced and fretted skirt on four carved legs. lxhxp 41 x 80 x 41

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A Chinese casket China, 19th century

Lot 10: A Chinese casket China, 19th century

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Description: A Chinese casket China, 19th century A wooden casket with metal hinges. Upper compartment fitted with lid, two doors that open up onto four different-size drawers. Circular motifs chiselled with ideograms to suggest coins. lxhxp 31 x 31 x 21

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A wooden box China, Qing, 19th century

Lot 11: A wooden box China, Qing, 19th century

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Description: A wooden box China, Qing, 19th century Furnished in brass and mother-of-pearl. lxhxp 26 x 21 x 35

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A Chinese censer China, Qing dynasty

Lot 12: A Chinese censer China, Qing dynasty

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Description: A Chinese censer China, Qing dynasty lxhxp 16 x 9 x 12 cm

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A fine female jadeite figure China

Lot 13: A fine female jadeite figure China

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Description: A fine female jadeite figure China A fine light green jadeite sculpture depicting a lady holding a stick with a fish at the end of it. Supported on a wooden base with silver inlay. A fine intaglio. h 21,5 cm

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A coral pendant China, 19th century

Lot 14: A coral pendant China, 19th century

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Description: A coral pendant China, 19th century An interesting pendant made up of a coral branch in the shape of a small dragon, to which a turquoise charm is attached carved in the shape of a bat. In very fine condition. l 7 cm

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An important Chinese armchair China, 19th century

Lot 15: An important Chinese armchair China, 19th century

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Description: An important Chinese armchair China, 19th century A fine and elegant 'horseshoe-shaped' armchair presenting numerous metal applications. The leather seat, raised on crossed and folding legs, presents a red silk cushion and an inclinable footrest. lxhxp 71 x 105 x 62 cm

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A fine ivory and wood sculpture China, 19th century

Lot 16: A fine ivory and wood sculpture China, 19th century

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Description: A fine ivory and wood sculpture China, 19th century An imposing and finely-made sculpture depicting a Chinese sage with an ivory head. The wooden body is embellished with minute silver inlay. It rests on a wooden base that is elegantly carved in relief with bands of petals. h 74 cm

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A jade buckle China

Lot 17: A jade buckle China

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Description: A jade buckle China Finely worked on the upper surface with small stud-like motifs in relief. Archaic style. lxhxp 3 x 9,6 x 1,2 cm

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Two white jade objects China, Qing Dynasty

Lot 18: Two white jade objects China, Qing Dynasty

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Description: Two white jade objects China, Qing Dynasty Elegantly carved brush pots in the form of a lotus flower on a wood base and another object carved and incised with a bat and floral motifs.

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A jade buckle China

Lot 19: A jade buckle China

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Description: A jade buckle China A fine light jade carving with the buckle in the classical motif of the qilong. l 9 cm

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A group of small jade sculptures China

Lot 20: A group of small jade sculptures China

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Description: A group of small jade sculptures China Twelve green jade sculptures depicting the animals of the zodiac, held together by cord. lxh 2 x 1,5 cm

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A white jade bowl China, Qing Dynasty

Lot 21: A white jade bowl China, Qing Dynasty

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Description: A white jade bowl China, Qing Dynasty A splendid white-toned jade bowl, in low relief on one side with a scene of a sage and a young boy set in a landscape. A repair. lxh 12 x 14 cm

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A small porcelain bowl China, Daoguang mark

Lot 22: A small porcelain bowl China, Daoguang mark

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Description: A small porcelain bowl China, Daoguang mark A fine porcelain fluted bowl; it is finely decroated with flowers and insects in polychrome enamels. Diametro x Altezza 16,5 x 7 cm

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A red lacquer vase China, Qing Dynasty, 19th century

Lot 23: A red lacquer vase China, Qing Dynasty, 19th century

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Description: A red lacquer vase China, Qing Dynasty, 19th century A bottle-shaped flattened vase with multi-lobed rim, carved red lacquer and decorated with figured reserves. h 31 cm

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A porcelain bowl China, Qing Dynasty

Lot 24: A porcelain bowl China, Qing Dynasty

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Description: A porcelain bowl China, Qing Dynasty An elegant porcelain bowl with coral red glaze on exterior. Small polychrome flowers decorate the interior on a white ground. lxhxp 14,5 x 6,2 cm

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A double-gourd vase China

Lot 25: A double-gourd vase China

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Description: A double-gourd vase China Elegant double-gourd Famille-Rose enamel vase. With circular reserves on geometric motifs decorated with figures in landscapes. Integral. h 32,5 cm

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A TABLE SCREEN WITH A PORCELAIN PLAQUE CHINA, REPUBLIC PERIOD (1912-1949)

Lot 26: A TABLE SCREEN WITH A PORCELAIN PLAQUE CHINA, REPUBLIC PERIOD (1912-1949)

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Description: A TABLE SCREEN WITH A PORCELAIN PLAQUE CHINA, REPUBLIC PERIOD (1912-1949) lxh 40 x 66,5 cm

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A SMALL IVORY TABLE SCREEN CHINA, REPUBLIC PERIOD (1912-1949)

Lot 27: A SMALL IVORY TABLE SCREEN CHINA, REPUBLIC PERIOD (1912-1949)

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Description: A SMALL IVORY TABLE SCREEN CHINA, REPUBLIC PERIOD (1912-1949) lxh 23,6 x 13,4 cm

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A very fine pair of armchairs China, late 19th century

Lot 28: A very fine pair of armchairs China, late 19th century

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Description: A very fine pair of armchairs China, late 19th century Classic 'horseshoe' form, these armchairs present numerous green jade inlay motifs including dragon head armrest finials. h 103 cm

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A Chinese gilt-bronze ax Tibet

Lot 29: A Chinese gilt-bronze ax Tibet

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Description: A Chinese gilt-bronze ax Tibet h 16,5 cm

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A porcelain vase Republic of China

Lot 30: A porcelain vase Republic of China

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Description: A porcelain vase Republic of China A baluster-shaped vase with pierced handles. The body is decorated with polychrome enamels depicting a lady and a young boy set amidst trees, rocks with a glimpse of a pavillion and a long inscription. h 43 cm

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A small jade vase China

Lot 31: A small jade vase China

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Description: A small jade vase China Carved in a two-tone green stone, the vase rests on fretworked wood base. Presents handles in the form of stylised dragons with two masherons towards the lip, the body is decorated in relief with mushrooms. Cover with handle and pommel. h 19 cm

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A blue and white cup China, 18th-19th century

Lot 32: A blue and white cup China, 18th-19th century

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Description: A blue and white cup China, 18th-19th century Elegant arabesque motifs on this bowl unite the eight Buddhist symbols. Ruyi sceptres decorate the area near the base and the interior is filled with peonies. There is a well-carried out repair to the gilt lacquer near the rim. Diametro x Altezza 16,4 x 6,3 cm

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A fine zitan bottle China, 19th century

Lot 33: A fine zitan bottle China, 19th century

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Description: A fine zitan bottle China, 19th century Carved in the noble zitan wood, the bottle is of hexagonal section and with a circular stopper. The exterior is in low relief presenting a landscape with numerous natural elements, enclosed in the upper and lower sections by bands of lanceolate petals. It bears a mark under the base. h 16 cm

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Two archer's rings China, Qing Dynasty, 17th century

Lot 34: Two archer's rings China, Qing Dynasty, 17th century

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Description: Two archer's rings China, Qing Dynasty, 17th century One white jade ring, the other is ochre-coloured with a design in relief. Diametro x Altezza 3 x 2,7 cm

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A fine hardwood bench China, 19th -20th century

Lot 35: A fine hardwood bench China, 19th -20th century

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Description: A fine hardwood bench China, 19th -20th century Decorated along the edge of the surface and on the inside of the legs with a fine Greek fretwork motif. lxhxp 137,5 x 46 x 26,5 cm

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A small celadon vase China, 19th-20th century

Lot 36: A small celadon vase China, 19th-20th century

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Description: A small celadon vase China, 19th-20th century h 20,5 cm

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A bronze vase China, Ming period, 16th century

Lot 37: A bronze vase China, Ming period, 16th century

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Description: A bronze vase China, Ming period, 16th century It follows a Shang model. h 7 cm

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An incense burner in the Han style China, Qing

Lot 38: An incense burner in the Han style China, Qing

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Description: An incense burner in the Han style China, Qing l 15 cm

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A seated figure China, Qing Dynasty, 19th century

Lot 40: A seated figure China, Qing Dynasty, 19th century

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Description: A seated figure China, Qing Dynasty, 19th century A gilt and coloured lacquer figure of a propitiatory deity. The figure is elegantly dressed in an embroidered robe decorated with auspicious symbols. h 25 cm

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An ink stone Japan

Lot 41: An ink stone Japan

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Description: An ink stone Japan A fine black ink stone with gold edging and incised detail. It is in the form of a pavillion next to which a woman in antique dress, is seated. In perfect condition. lxh 18,5 x 14 cm

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A group of three porcelain objects China, 20th century

Lot 42: A group of three porcelain objects China, 20th century

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Description: A group of three porcelain objects China, 20th century A small container with craquelure glaze (cm. 4,5 x 18,5 x 8,5), a polychrome enamel box decorated with arabeques and a phoenix (cm. 7,5 x 17,5 x 11,5) and a dark grey coloured glazed buffalo (cm. 8,5 x 19 x 9).

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A YELLOW GROUND FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN GU VASE CHINA, REPUBLIC PERIOD (1912-1949)

Lot 43: A YELLOW GROUND FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN GU VASE CHINA, REPUBLIC PERIOD (1912-1949)

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Description: A YELLOW GROUND FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN GU VASE CHINA, REPUBLIC PERIOD (1912-1949) Of Gu shape with a long flaring neck, decorated with lotus flowers, scrolls, bats and a band of stiff leaves at the base of the neck, the base inscribed with an apocryphal Qianlong six-characters seal mark. h 37 cm

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A porcelain tazza decorated with butterflies China, 19th century

Lot 44: A porcelain tazza decorated with butterflies China, 19th century

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Description: A porcelain tazza decorated with butterflies China, 19th century Undulating rimmed tazza with mark in red underglaze. It presents floral deocration with butterflies and gourds on white ground. Diametro 17 cm

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A bowl with floral deocration China, Republic period

Lot 45: A bowl with floral deocration China, Republic period

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Description: A bowl with floral deocration China, Republic period Small white porcelain bowl with plum blossom decoration. Diametro 10,5 cm

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A small green vase China, 19th century

Lot 46: A small green vase China, 19th century

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Description: A small green vase China, 19th century A small brilliant green enamel meiping vase with flowering plum blossom in relief. h 12 cm

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A blue and white tazza China, early 20th century

Lot 47: A blue and white tazza China, early 20th century

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Description: A blue and white tazza China, early 20th century A large white porcelain tazza in underglaze blue with dragons chasing the flaming pearl amidst clouds and sea waves. The finely-made object presents the apocryphal Kangxi mark. Diametro 28 cm

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A yellow box China, early 20th century

Lot 48: A yellow box China, early 20th century

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Description: A yellow box China, early 20th century A globular-shaped porcelain box with yellow ground. The body presents decoration of phoenixes in flight and lotus flower swirls, engraved in green enamel. Base bears kangxi mark. Diametro 12 cm

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A branch of pink coral China, 20th century

Lot 49: A branch of pink coral China, 20th century

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Description: A branch of pink coral China, 20th century A pink coral branch finely carved with figures and animals. h 25 cm

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Lot 50: A "Sang Boef" vase China, Qing, 18th century

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Description: A "Sang Boef" vase China, Qing, 18th century h 19 cm

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Lot 51: A bronze Tara China, Qing, 19th century

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Description: A bronze Tara China, Qing, 19th century A deity sitting on the throne. l 13,5 cm

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