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Auction Description for Clars: January 11 Fine Art and Antique Auction
Viewing Notes:
Friday January 10th 1pm to 6pm. Saturday the 11th beginning at 9am.

January 11 Fine Art and Antique Auction

(765 Lots)

by Clars Auction Gallery


765 lots with images

January 11, 2014

Live Auction

5644 Telegraph Avenue

Oakland, CA, 94609 USA

Phone: 1-510-428-0100

Fax: 1-510-658-9917

Email: info@clars.com

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Chinese Pewter Budai Brush Washer

Lot 4000: Chinese Pewter Budai Brush Washer

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Description: Chinese pewter figural brush washer, of Budai dragging a large sack with an opening forming the shallow well of the coupe, 5.3"w

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Chinese Porcelain Budai

Lot 4001: Chinese Porcelain Budai

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Description: Chinese enameled porcelain Budai, seated in royal ease holding a strand of prayer beads and a sack, his yellow robe decorated with shou medallions and flowers, the base with a maker's mark, 11.5"h

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Chinese Wooden Figural Carving

Lot 4002: Chinese Wooden Figural Carving

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Description: Chinese wooden carving of a deity, 19th century, seated on a plinth with polychrome accents, inscription on the back, 6"h

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Chinese Duck Form Hardstone Boxes

Lot 4003: Chinese Duck Form Hardstone Boxes

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Description: Pair of Chinese hardstone boxes, each carved in the form of a Mandarin duck executed from a dark green and russet matrix, 5.125"w

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Chinese Jadeite Figural Carving

Lot 4004: Chinese Jadeite Figural Carving

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Description: Chinese jadeite carving, of a celestial beauty holding a fan and sword, the lavender and green matrix with russet patches, with wood stand, jadeite: 6.5"h

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Group of Chinese Stone Figures/Vases

Lot 4005: Group of Chinese Stone Figures/Vases

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Description: (lot of 10) Selection of Chinese stone carvings, seven green stone animal figures, consisting of a pair of elephants, two dogs, two horses and an ox; pair of lavender jadeite stickneck vases; a rose quartz covered urn decorated with phoenix, with wood stands, urn: 4.5"h

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Chinese Fan Shaped Jade Carving

Lot 4006: Chinese Fan Shaped Jade Carving

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Description: Chinese jade carving, of fan shape carved with a pair of dogs below a prunus perched with magpies, with wood stand, 10"w

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Two Chinese Hardstone Bird and Bowl

Lot 4007: Two Chinese Hardstone Bird and Bowl

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese hardstone carvings, consisting of a bowl of inverted bell form on a low foot; the other of two long tail birds perched on branches, 9"h

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Chinese Pale Green Stone Inkstone

Lot 4008: Chinese Pale Green Stone Inkstone

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Description: Chinese hardstone ink stone and wood stand, the ink stone with a celadon matrix caved with a pine tree above the shallow reservoir, with a wood stand with pine tree motifs, ink stone: 4"w

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Chinese Guan-type Arrow Vases

Lot 4009: Chinese Guan-type Arrow Vases

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese Guan-type and celadon glazed arrow vase, the first of flattened hu form with molded bands to the body, 8.25"h; second of celadon hue with tubular handles flanking the stick neck, above the globular body raised on a short foot, 5.125"h

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Six Chinese Agate Snuff Bottles

Lot 4010: Six Chinese Agate Snuff Bottles

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Description: (lot of 6) Chinese agate snuff bottles, one consisting of a frosted white gold fish; the second with a pair of bats and a coin; the third with purple bands; the fourth carved with a child with a lingzhi on a patchy yellow ground; the fifth carved with a child and lotus leaf on a lavender ground; the last of russet lavender hue with flattened ovoid handles, 3.5"h

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Chinese Necklace with Wood Beads

Lot 4011: Chinese Necklace with Wood Beads

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Description: Chinese wooden prayer beads, consisting of 108 spherical beads, 28.75"l

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Chinese Peking Glass Bowls

Lot 4012: Chinese Peking Glass Bowls

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Description: (lot of 14) Chinese Peking glass bowls, consisting of four yellow bowls with floral sprigs; three yellow ones with red overlay carved with flowers; six white bowls with red overlay and one with green overlay, largest: 7"w

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Three Chinese Stone Bangles and Blade

Lot 4013: Three Chinese Stone Bangles and Blade

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Description: (lot of 3) Chinese hardstone bangles and blade, a pair of tan colored bangles of faux bamboo form; together with an ax blade topped with a dragon-pig, 4.25"h

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Three Chinese Inside Painted Snuff Bottle

Lot 4014: Three Chinese Inside Painted Snuff Bottle

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Description: (lot of 3) Chinese inside painted glass snuff bottles, one with a landscape reversed by scholar's items; one with insect and plants; another with a crane reversed by a colophon, 3.25"h

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Four Chinese Snuff Bottles

Lot 4015: Four Chinese Snuff Bottles

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Description: (lot of 4) Chinese snuff bottles: one red overlaid on blue glass bottle with gold fish; the second executed in cloisonne with cranes; and one metal bottle with flowers framing an inset watch; together with a bone bottle incised with a couple, 3.5"h

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Chinese Red and Yellow Bottle Vase

Lot 4016: Chinese Red and Yellow Bottle Vase

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Description: Chinese red enamelled yellow bottle vase, the pear shaped body decorated with red stylized lotus blossoms on a yellow ground, the base with an apocryphal Qianlong mark, 6"h

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Chinese Blue-and-White Vase

Lot 4017: Chinese Blue-and-White Vase

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Description: Chinese underglaze blue porcelain vase, decorated with a figure by a viewing pavilion and backed by a majestic mountain, 6.6"h

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Chinese Cafe Au Lait and Cobalt Blue Vase

Lot 4018: Chinese Cafe Au Lait and Cobalt Blue Vase

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Description: Chinese porcelain vase, with a pair of reserves with underglaze blue figures reading, on the cafe au lait glazed body and iron oxide bands to the shoulder and foot, the base with an apocryphal Chenghua mark (chip and hairline cracks), 10.5"h

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Japanese Blue Cloisonne Vases with Swallows

Lot 4019: Japanese Blue Cloisonne Vases with Swallows

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Description: Pair of Japanese cloisonne vases, decorated with swallows on a dark blue ground, bracketed by a short flared neck and foot, 7.5" h

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Pair of Japanese Kutani Vases

Lot 4020: Pair of Japanese Kutani Vases

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Description: Pair of Japanese Kutani vases, trumpet form and decorated with vermilion red and gold, the low slung body with women, children, flowers and sparrows on white ground, marked Kutani on the recess base, 12"h

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Japanese Three Tea Bowls, Tea Ceremony Items

Lot 4021: Japanese Three Tea Bowls, Tea Ceremony Items

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Description: (lot of 6) Group of Japanese tea ceremony items: two tea bowls and chasen: one Seto with iron glaze, one salmon/ochre color with seal; Nodate Kago (outdoor tea ceremony) set: bamboo chasen in the container, futaoki; tea caddy, basket tea bowl carrier with one Akaraku tea bowl, largest (tea bowl): 3.75"h x 5"dia

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Japanese Kutani Bowl with Lid

Lot 4022: Japanese Kutani Bowl with Lid

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Description: Japanese Kutani covered bowl, probably late Edo/ Meiji period, decorated with cranes and pine trees on the white ground, copper colored decoration on the rims, marked Kutani on the base recess, 4.25"h x 6.5"dia,

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Japanese Black Lacquered Box and Bowl in Makie

Lot 4024: Japanese Black Lacquered Box and Bowl in Makie

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Description: (lot of 2) Japanese black lacquered rectangular box, the lid decorated with two boats, with chrysanthemums and cherry blossoms in the vermilion sea, interior with three parts on golden nashiji; a dark brown lacquered bowl, interior with cherry blossoms in gold makie, exterior gold and red maple leaves, bowl: 5.5"dia; box: 4"h x 8.5"w; Provenance: Property from a private collection to benefit Honolulu Museum of Art

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Japanese Fan for Noh Play and Tea Ceremony Items

Lot 4025: Japanese Fan for Noh Play and Tea Ceremony Items

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Description: (lot of 7) Japanese 'Chukei sensu' (fan for Noh or ceremonial use) with red lacquered ribs; three fukusa basami (small purse for tea ceremony): one made from royal fern, one made from flax, one woven fabric; two fukusa (textile used for tea ceremony), booklet on Fern weaving, largest (fan): 11.75"l

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Chinese Doucai Porcelain Cups, Buddhist Symbols

Lot 4025A: Chinese Doucai Porcelain Cups, Buddhist Symbols

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese doucai porcelain cups, each of inverted flared bell form, decorated with Eight Buddhist Symbols amid tendrils, the base with an apocryphal Chenghua mark (one repaired), 4"h

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Japanese Silver Container

Lot 4026: Japanese Silver Container

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Description: Japanese silver toothpick container, of a rolled up handscroll form accented by a fan shape with a mark and stamped 'ginsei' (= made of silver), 3.5"w

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Japanese Fukagawa Porcelain Vase

Lot 4027: Japanese Fukagawa Porcelain Vase

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Description: Japanese blue-and-white porcelain vase, of tapering ovoid form, decorated with scenery of mountains and pagoda, Fukagawa mark on the recessed base, 8.75"h

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Chinese Vase, Prunus, Huairen Tang

Lot 4028: Chinese Vase, Prunus, Huairen Tang

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Description: Chinese enameled porcelain vase, with a rolled rim and short neck above the ovoid body with pink prunus, the base marked Zhongnanhai Huairen Tang Taoci Yanjiusuo, numbered 7501, the interior with an underglaze blue dragon 9.125"h

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Chinese Jadeite Rectangular Plaque

Lot 4029: Chinese Jadeite Rectangular Plaque

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Description: Chinese rectangular jadeite plaque, carved and pierced with a mythical beast above two cash coins, 2.8"h

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Chinese Jade Plaques, Ruyi/Lotus Root

Lot 4030: Chinese Jade Plaques, Ruyi/Lotus Root

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese small jade plaques, one of a ruyi head form pierced with a shou character; the other of a slice of lotus root executed from a celadon matrix, 2.5"w

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Chinese Pit Bead Necklace and Plaque

Lot 4031: Chinese Pit Bead Necklace and Plaque

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Description: Chinese bead necklace with hardstone pendant, consisting of twelve pit beads, together with a ruyi head form plaque with the characters 'fu lu shou xi', 2.5"w

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Four Chinese Jade Plaques

Lot 4032: Four Chinese Jade Plaques

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Description: (lot of 4) Chinese jade toggles and plaques, first a pierced plaque of bamboo and flowers; second, horse and flowers; third a plaque with xuanwu in relief; lastly, of a chilong and a coin, largest: 2.3"h

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Two Chinese/Tibetan Tianzhu Beads

Lot 4033: Two Chinese/Tibetan Tianzhu Beads

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese/Tibetan tianzhu beads, one with an amber colored ground with four rhombus forms; the other of an oragne ground with russet and white patches, 2.125"h

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Two Chinese Hair Pin/Ornaments

Lot 4034: Two Chinese Hair Pin/Ornaments

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese hair ornaments, the butterfly form hair pin composed of white beads and glass beads of green, blue and red hues; together with a branch with coral flowers centered with green cabochon, first: 5.5"h

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Chinese Natural Contoured Brush Pot

Lot 4035: Chinese Natural Contoured Brush Pot

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Description: Chinese wooden brush pot, the natural trunk forming conjoined compartments with a third smaller and shallower opening to the front, 5.4"h

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Black Coral Branches

Lot 4036: Black Coral Branches

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Description: (lot of 3) Group of black coral branches, 11.5"-13"; Provenance: Property from a private collection to benefit Honolulu Museum of Art

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Six Chinese Hardstone Bangles and Carvings

Lot 4037: Six Chinese Hardstone Bangles and Carvings

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Description: (lot of 6) Chinese hardstone toggles and bangles, consisting of a green spherical bead; a melon form toggle; one of peapod shape; a red ruyi scepter with a bat; a lavender bangle; and a frosted white bangle with dark inclusions, 3.75"w

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Four Chinese Jade/Hardstone Toggles

Lot 4038: Four Chinese Jade/Hardstone Toggles

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Description: (lot of 4) Chinese jade and hardstone toggles and carvings, one of a seated Budai; one of a double gourd and a squirrel with tan inclusions; another with green and yellow patches accenting the chilong and fruit; last, a grey-green matrix carved with a child with a lingzhi sprig, 2"h

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Two Chinese Jadeite Toggles

Lot 4039: Two Chinese Jadeite Toggles

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese jadeite toggles, one carved with a melon, bat and lingzhi, accented with russet and green inclusions; one of coin form fronted by a bat, bamboo and bird, 2.25"w

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Chinese Glazed and Incised Ceramic Dish

Lot 4040: Chinese Glazed and Incised Ceramic Dish

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Description: Chinese glazed ceramic dish, the cream glazed interior incised with a fish and reed, the brown glazed exterior with lotus blossoms, the base marked 'Guan', 8.3"w

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Chinese Cinnabar and Jade Box

Lot 4041: Chinese Cinnabar and Jade Box

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Description: Chinese cinnabar lacquer metal box, the lid set with a jade plaque pierced with an immortal and attendant amid flowering tendrils framed by a cinnabar phoenix, the side of the box with floral sprigs, 7.125"w

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Chinese Peking Glass Stick Neck Vase

Lot 4042: Chinese Peking Glass Stick Neck Vase

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Description: Chinese Peking glass vase, of an amber hue with gold flecks, with a flared long neck above a low slung body, raised on a rounded foot and with an apocryphal Guangxu mark to the base, 11"h

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Group of Chinese Pink Enamel Items

Lot 4043: Group of Chinese Pink Enamel Items

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Description: (lot of 11) Chinese pink ground cloisonne enameled items, consisting of a covered tapering ovoid jar, a teapot, four cups and four cup holders, each decorated with various scholar's items and pots of flowers; together with a hu vase with red shuangxi emblems and flowers, 13"h

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Chinese Gu Form Cloisonne Vases

Lot 4044: Chinese Gu Form Cloisonne Vases

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Description: Pair of Chinese cloisonne enameled gu form vases, with stylized lotus blossoms issuing from scrolling tendrils on a white ground, 8.25"h

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Chinese Bronze 'Gold Splashed' Censer

Lot 4045: Chinese Bronze 'Gold Splashed' Censer

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Description: Chinese 'gold splashed' bronze tripod censer, with an everted rim and short neck above the compressed body bracketed by L shaped handles, the base marked '[Gu]yuan', 9.25"w

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Two Pair of Chinese Scroll Weights

Lot 4046: Two Pair of Chinese Scroll Weights

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Description: (lot of 4) Two pairs of Chinese wooden scroll weights, each pair with a repeated colophon, one pair incised with a dragon and the other with a hawk, 11.75"h

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Chinese Lacquer Circular Box

Lot 4047: Chinese Lacquer Circular Box

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Description: Chinese polychromed lacquer circular box, the lid with a molded taiji emblem with a pair of bats within a peach form reserve above a chime and pair of fish, the side of the box with pine and prunus, 12.25"w

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Chinese Ruyi Scepter with Hardstone  Plaques

Lot 4048: Chinese Ruyi Scepter with Hardstone Plaques

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Description: Chinese hardstone and wood ruyi scepter, the ends inset with lobed plaques carved with a pair of carps leaping out of a lotus pond, the center of the shaft with a rectangular plaque having a repeated carp and lotus motif, 19.5"w

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Chinese Stone Lotus Leaf Form Brush Washer

Lot 4049: Chinese Stone Lotus Leaf Form Brush Washer

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Description: Chinese soapstone brush washer, of a large lotus leaf accented by lotus blossoms, executed from a mottled gray matrix, 18"w

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