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Auction Description for Kaminski Auctions: Fine Asian Art & Continental Furnishings
Viewing Notes:
Thursday, May 15th, 10am to 5pm; Friday, May 16th, 10am to 5pm; Saturday, May 17th, 10am to 5pm; Sunday, may 18th 8am to 10am.

Fine Asian Art & Continental Furnishings

by Kaminski Auctions


505 lots with images

May 18, 2014

Live Auction

117 Elliott St.

Beverly, MA, 01915 USA

Phone: 978-927-2223

Fax: 978-927-2228

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Chinese 19th C. Bronze Censer

Lot 6001: Chinese 19th C. Bronze Censer

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Description: Small bronze censer, China, 19th century, rectangular with four feet and two handles, Ming Xuande mark on base, 3 3/4"h x 3 1/2"w x 4 1/8"d.

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Chinese Republic Period Bronze Censer

Lot 6002: Chinese Republic Period Bronze Censer

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Description: Bronze censer, China, Republic Period, with handles, three feet, and stand in shape of overlapping leaves, 3 3/4"h x 4 1/4"w x 3 1/2"d.

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Chinese Cloisonne Fish Bowl

Lot 6003: Chinese Cloisonne Fish Bowl

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Description: Large early cloisonne fish bowl, China, decorated with foo lions inside and out, 12"h x 18 1/2"d.

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Chinese Cloisonne Vase

Lot 6004: Chinese Cloisonne Vase

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Description: Large cloisonne vase, China, decorated with figures, birds and auspicious flowers, with ring handles, on finely carved wood stand, signed on base, 12"h x 11 1/2"w.

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Pr. Thai Bronze Figures

Lot 6005: Pr. Thai Bronze Figures

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Description: Pair of bronze dancing figures, Thailand, 12"h.

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Chinese Enamel On Copper Bowl

Lot 6006: Chinese Enamel On Copper Bowl

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Description: Enamel on copper bowl, China, late 19th/early 20th century, shallow, wide bowl with rimmed foot, decorated with large central pheasant and other birds and flowers, 14"dia.

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Rose Medallion Plate

Lot 6007: Rose Medallion Plate

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Description: Rose medallion porcelain plate, China, decorated with auspicious birds and flowers, 13 1/2"dia.

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Chinese Plate

Lot 6008: Chinese Plate

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Description: Porcelain plate, China, decorated with butterflies and flowers, 8 3/4"dia.

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Chinese Jade Pendant

Lot 6009: Chinese Jade Pendant

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Description: Carved white jade pendant, China, Qing Dynasty, of a boy holding Ruyi, 3 1/8"h.

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Two Chinese Jade Pendants

Lot 6010: Two Chinese Jade Pendants

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Description: Two carved jade pendants, China, one of a sitting horse and one of two cats, 1 1/2"h x 2 1/4"w and 1 1/2"h x 1 3/4"w.

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Three Chinese Jade Pendants

Lot 6011: Three Chinese Jade Pendants

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Description: Three pieces of carved jade, China, including one with dragon and bat (1 7/8"h x 7/8"w), one figure (2 1/4"h x 1 1/2"w), and one of unfolding ferns (1 1/2"h x 1 1/4"w).

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Pan Tian Shou, Chinese Watercolor Painting

Lot 6012: Pan Tian Shou, Chinese Watercolor Painting

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Description: Pan Tian Shou (China, 1897-1971), one of the most important traditional Chinese painters of the 20th century, scroll painting of vulture on rock, watercolor, 53"w x 26"h. Provenance: From the collection of Zhang Guohe, born January 1922. A former Colonel of Chiang Kai-shek's army, he attended the Japanese surrender in Hunan Zhejiang, in August 1945. After completing a law degree at the University of Chicago, he joined the United Nations in 1949, where he rose to the position of Chief of Examinations and Training in the Personnel Office. Throughout the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, Mr. Zhang would regularly return to visit China. While on one of his trips he met with Soong Qing Ling, the wife of Sun Yat Sen, on July 29th of 1979. Mr. Zhang passed away in early 2013 surrounded by his family in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Wu Hujan, Chinese Watercolor Painting

Lot 6013: Wu Hujan, Chinese Watercolor Painting

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Description: Wu Hujan, scroll painting of mountain view, China, 39"h x 13 1/2"w. Provenance: From the collection of Zhang Guohe, born January 1922. A former Colonel of Chiang Kai-shek's army, he attended the Japanese surrender in Hunan Zhejiang, in August 1945. After completing a law degree at the University of Chicago, he joined the United Nations in 1949, where he rose to the position of Chief of Examinations and Training in the Personnel Office. Throughout the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, Mr. Zhang would regularly return to visit China. While on one of his trips he met with Soong Qing Ling, the wife of Sun Yat Sen, on July 29th of 1979. Mr. Zhang passed away in early 2013 surrounded by his family in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Two Chinese Stools

Lot 6014: Two Chinese Stools

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Description: Two carved teak wood stools, China, mounted with porcelain plaques, round shape, 18 1/2"h.

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Two Chinese Stands

Lot 6015: Two Chinese Stands

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Description: Two carved hardwood stands, China, with marble tops, 32"h.

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Chinese Carved Wall Plaque

Lot 6016: Chinese Carved Wall Plaque

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Description: Carved hardwood plaque, China, heavily carved with an old man and trees, 52"h x 19"w.

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Two Chinese Chairs

Lot 6017: Two Chinese Chairs

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Description: Pair of hardwood chairs, China, early 20th century, 48"h x 20"w x 19"d.

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Four Chinese Black Lacquer Wall Plaques

Lot 6018: Four Chinese Black Lacquer Wall Plaques

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Description: Four black lacquer wall plaques, China, mid 20th century, overlaid with jade and mother-of-pearl carvings of the four seasons, with chyrsanthemums, plum blossoms, peonies and lotus flowers, with birds, 37"h x 14"w.

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Pair of Chinese 19th C. Mirrors

Lot 6019: Pair of Chinese 19th C. Mirrors

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Description: Pair of Mirrors, China, 19th century, the elaborately carved wooden frame in the shape of a multi-story pavilion with figures on balconies, 25" x 13" (frame).

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18th C. Carved Santos Figure

Lot 6020: 18th C. Carved Santos Figure

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Description: Carved Santos religious figure, 18th century, wood and polychrome, 14"h. Provenance: From a FL estate.

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Early 20th C. Carved Wood Figure

Lot 6021: Early 20th C. Carved Wood Figure

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Description: Carved longyan wood figure, China, early 20th century, 9 1/2"h x 7"w x 6"d.

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19th C. Chinese Guanyin

Lot 6022: 19th C. Chinese Guanyin

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Description: Figure of Guanyin, China, 19th century, 35" h x 26"h x 11"d.

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Early American Miniature Chest

Lot 6023: Early American Miniature Chest

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Description: Early American miniature chest, walnut, footed, with three equal-sized drawers and crotched top, 12"h x 14"w x 6 1/2"d. Provenance: From a FL estate.

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Queen Anne Walnut Chest On Stand

Lot 6024: Queen Anne Walnut Chest On Stand

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Description: Queen Anne chest-on-stand, circa 1710, walnut, the upper part having two short over three full drawers, the base with a single drawer, with early cotterpin brasses, 5'2"h x 42"w x 25"d. Provenance: From a Boston, MA estate.

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Chippendale Mahogany Chest On Chest

Lot 6025: Chippendale Mahogany Chest On Chest

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Description: Chippendale chest-on-chest, circa 1740, mahogany, the crest having dentil and chinoiserie decoration, the top with two short over three full drawers, the base having three full drawers and a pull-out writing surface, with early brasses, top 35"h x 47 1/2"w x 23"d, bottom 37"h x 45"w x 21 1/2"d. Provenance: From a Boston, MA estate.

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Three Asian Items

Lot 6026: Three Asian Items

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Description: Three Asian items including: a rose medallion teapot (old staple repair to lid), a 19th century Japanese blue and white porcelain dish, 10 1/2" diameter (good condition), and a 19th century Japanese red and blue scalloped-edge dish, 8 3/4"dia (good condition).

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Japanese Imari Bowl

Lot 6027: Japanese Imari Bowl

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Description: Imari bowl, Japan, signed, 4 1/4"h x 8 1/2"dia, old repair.

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Ceramic Presentation Objects

Lot 6028: Ceramic Presentation Objects

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Description: Three ceramic or porcelain presentation pieces, including a covered jar with gilt reading "Marry [sic] Christmas," a covered pitcher, and a fish vessel, all inscribed with "Best Wishes of Sheik Ahmed Zani Yamani," covered jar 12"h x 6 3/4"w, pitcher 11"h x 9"w, fish 13"h x 6"w. Provenance: From a MA estate.

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Two French Vases

Lot 6029: Two French Vases

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Description: Two flared Paris porcelain vases with Highlander figures and gilt trim, inscribed on bottom "184." Provenance: From a FL estate.

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Chinese 19th C. Export Plate

Lot 6030: Chinese 19th C. Export Plate

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Description: Famille Rose Plate, Chinese Export, 19th century, painted with an elaborate floral design encircling a central flower, 8 1/2" dia.

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2 19th C. Japanese Arita Chargers

Lot 6031: 2 19th C. Japanese Arita Chargers

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Description: Two 19th century Japanese blue and white Arita chargers, with ken mark, 18"dia, of the two platters the first is repaired and the repair appears to be Kintsugi, which is a Japanese form of repair...plate repair is missing most of its gold layer - some traces of gold on the underside of the plate remain. Provenance: San Diego, CA collector.

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Pair of Japanese Kutari Vases

Lot 6032: Pair of Japanese Kutari Vases

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Description: Pair of Japanese Kutari vases with bulbous forms and elongated necks, mark on base, 10 3/4"h.

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18th C. English Lowestoft Decorated Punch Bowl

Lot 6033: 18th C. English Lowestoft Decorated Punch Bowl

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Description: 18th century English lowestoft decorated punch bowl, 4 1/2"h x 10 1/4"dia. Old hairline crack, old restoration.

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Silver Plate Presentation Objects

Lot 6034: Silver Plate Presentation Objects

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Description: Three silver plated presentation objects, including a large tray in gold and silver and two pitchers, tray 25"h x18"w, pitchers 7 1/4"h x 7"w. Provenance: From a MA estate. Gifts from Sheik Ahmed Zaki Yamani to a prominent Boston surgeon.

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Gilbert Flow Blue China Clock

Lot 6035: Gilbert Flow Blue China Clock

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Description: Large Gilbert Clock Company Flow Blue China mantel clock, 11"h x 11"w x 4 1/2"d. Provenance: From a FL estate.

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Two Glass Toads  (One Lalique)

Lot 6036: Two Glass Toads (One Lalique)

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Description: One green Lalique toad, glass, signed on bottom, with original sticker, 3"h x 4"w, and one yellow toad signed "Daum" on bottom, 3"h. Provenance: From a FL estate.

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Two Antique Clocks

Lot 6037: Two Antique Clocks

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Description: Two antique Ogee clocks, one Waterbury clock, one American clock, each 26"h x 15 1/4"w. Provenance: From a MA estate.

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Four Chinese Hardwood Nesting Tables

Lot 6038: Four Chinese Hardwood Nesting Tables

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Description: Four carved hardwood nesting tables, China, 28"h x 20"w x 14"d.

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Chinese Antique Cabinet

Lot 6039: Chinese Antique Cabinet

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Description: Antique red wood cabinet, China, 68"h x 41"w x 20"d.

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Chinese 17th/18th C. Huanghuali Altar Table

Lot 6040: Chinese 17th/18th C. Huanghuali Altar Table

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Description: Huanghuali wood altar table, China, 17th/18th century, the long table top carved out of one piece of wood, the spandrels carved with dragons chasing pearls in the clouds and with inverted scroll form ends, 35 1/2"h x 18 1/4"w x 83"d.

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Chinese Carved Etagere

Lot 6041: Chinese Carved Etagere

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Description: Carved teak wood etagere, China, elaborately carved and pierced, with three shelves, two panel doors, and pan foot, 86"h x 40"w x 18 1/2"d.

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18K Yellow Gold Lion Brooch

Lot 6043: 18K Yellow Gold Lion Brooch

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Description: 18K yellow gold lion brooch with emerald or jade and diamond eyes, 1 3/4"h x 2"w, approximately 1.7 oz / 30 DWT TW. Provenance: From a MA estate.

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22K Yellow Gold Bracelet

Lot 6044: 22K Yellow Gold Bracelet

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Description: 22K yellow gold bracelet, 2 1/8" inside dia., approximately 0.6 oz / 11 DWT TW. Provenance: From a MA estate.

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Two Gold and Jade Bracelets

Lot 6045: Two Gold and Jade Bracelets

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Description: Two gold and jade bracelets, one 18K yellow gold, one 14K yellow gold, approximately 0.9 oz / 17 DWT TW. Provenance: From a MA estate.

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Lot of 14K Gold Jewelry

Lot 6046: Lot of 14K Gold Jewelry

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Description: Lot of 14K gold jewelry, to include: a choker band necklace, a chain necklace, two earring sets, and a leaf pin, approximately 1.3 oz TW. Provenance: From a RI estate.

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Chinese 19th C. Carved Jade Figure

Lot 6047: Chinese 19th C. Carved Jade Figure

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Description: Carved jade figure of man, China, 19th century, 2"h x 1 1/2"w.

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Carved White Jade Bowl

Lot 6048: Carved White Jade Bowl

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Description: Carved white jade bowl with handles, set with cabochon ruby, 4 3/4"h x 6 1/4"w.

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Mughal Jade Coupe Set with Diamonds

Lot 6049: Mughal Jade Coupe Set with Diamonds

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Description: Mughal jade coupe, or cup, decorated in 20 or 22K gold, set with rose colored diamonds, 1 5/8"h x 2 1/4" d. Provenance: From a TX estate.

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Japanese Vessel

Lot 6050: Japanese Vessel

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Description: Covered vessel, Japan, overlaid with mixed metals, having dragon motif, cartouche on bottom, 6 1/2"h x 4 1/8"dia.

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Indian 19th C. Silver Repousse Tea Set

Lot 6051: Indian 19th C. Silver Repousse Tea Set

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Description: Repousse silver four piece tea set, India, 19th century, to include: tray, border decorated with variety of Indian figures including goddesses, archers and musicians, center etched with floral design (25 3/4"h x 13 5/8"w); teapot, with dragon handle and spout, body depicting devotional scene including shrine, figures and animals, top of lid decorated with buildings, figures and animals, with finial of seated figure (7"h x 10"w); sugar, with snake handles and female figures at base of handles, body depicting devotional scene including shrine, figures and animals, top of lid decorated with figures and animals, with finial of kneeling figure (6 1/4"h x 8 1/2"w); creamer, with dragon handle and spout, depicting processional festival including figures carrying a goddess figure shrine, top of lid decorated with figures and animals, with finial of kneeling figure (6 1/2"h x 6 1/4"w). Approximately 162.3 troy oz TW. Provenance: From a Sudbury, MA estate.

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