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Auction Description for I.M. Chait: IMPORTANT CHINESE CERAMICS & ASIAN WORKS OF ART
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Property from a prominent New York Park Avenue Collection, including: Carved jades, early Chinese bronzes, ivories, fine ceramics, etc; Ming Dynasty porcelains including 15th and 16th Century; together with numerous carved jades from an important east coast collection; Collection of Contemporary carved Netsuke together with some Ojime, all by important artists; Magnificent 14th Century Yuan Dynasty blue and white porcelain jar with design of equestrian warriors from a European Collection;
Sale Notes:
Preview: March 13 - 16, 11am - 5pm and March 17, 10am until auction start.

IMPORTANT CHINESE CERAMICS & ASIAN WORKS OF ART

(293 Lots)

by I.M. Chait


293 lots with images

March 17, 2013

Live Auction

9330 Civic Center Drive

Beverly Hills, CA, 90210 USA

Phone: +1 (310) 285 0182

Fax: +1 (310) 285 9740

Email: chait@chait.com

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ANTIQUE WOOD MASK NETSUKE

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Description: ANTIQUE WOOD MASK NETSUKE 木製面具根付 Antique wood netsuke; of a finely carved Gigaku mask, signed in seal form

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WOOD & IVORY NETSUKE: Corn Husk

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Description: WOOD & IVORY NETSUKE: Corn Husk 木製象牙根付 粟米 Realistically carved, wood and ivory netsuke; of an ear of corn, rendered with ivory kernels showing through layered husks, signed Gyokuso, early 20th Century

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Frogs & Lotus

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Frogs & Lotus 象牙根付 蛙 Antique and finely patinated, carved ivory netsuke; of five frogs lounging together atop a single lotus pad, signed, 19th Century

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Hound & Pups

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Hound & Pups 象牙根付 親子犬 Antique carved ivory netsuke; of a recumbent mother hound with two pups nursing, finely patinated, Circa 1900, unsigned

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ANTIQUE WOOD NETSUKE: Goat

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Description: ANTIQUE WOOD NETSUKE: Goat 木製根付 山羊 Antique carved wood netsuke; of a recumbent goat, with inlaid eyes, signed Minko, 19th Century

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Shoki & Oni

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Shoki & Oni 象牙根付 鍾馗捉鬼 Antique carved ivory netsuke; of Shoki, holding down and trapping an oni under a large domed shape cover, unsigned

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Daruma

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Daruma 象牙根付 達摩 Antique ivory netsuke; of a Daruma standing and seemingly stretching out of foliage, signed Gyokuzan, Circa 1900

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IVORY NETSUKE GROUP: Rodents

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Description: IVORY NETSUKE GROUP: Rodents 象牙根付 鼠 Carved ivory netsuke; of a cluster of rodents all intertwined together, each with inlaid eyes; signed Masakatsu; Provenance: The Florida Estate of Michael Earlman

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CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Seated Rat

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Description: CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Seated Rat 象牙根付 鼠 Carved and finely polished ivory netsuke; of a rat sitting on its haunches and holding onto its coiled tail, with inlaid eyes; signed Ekko(?); Provenance: The Florida Estate of Michael Earlman

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CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Panda & Ball

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Description: CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Panda & Ball 象牙根付 貓熊抱球 Amusing carved ivory netsuke; of a panda sitting and playing with a ball decorated with stars and with inlaid accents; with inlaid eyes, signed Godo; Provenance: The Florida Estate of Michael Earlman

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CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Monkey & Fruit

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Description: CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Monkey & Fruit 象牙根付 猴 Finely carved and polished, ivory netsuke by Godo; of a monkey holding a fruit, with double inlaid eyes, signed; Provenance: The Florida Estate of Michael Earlman

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CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Two Goldfish

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Description: CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Two Goldfish 象牙根付 金魚 Charming carved ivory netsuke by Godo; of two big-eyed bulbous goldfish with inlaid accents to the fins, and with inlaid eyes, signed; Provenance: The Florida Estate of Michael Earlman

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CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Two Cats

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Description: CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Two Cats 象牙根付 貓 Carved ivory netsuke by Kenji; of two robust thick-furred cats intertwined, with inlaid eyes, signed; Provenance: The Florida Estate of Michael Earlman

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CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Monkey & Dog

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Description: CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Monkey & Dog 象牙根付 猴與犬 Charming carved ivory netsuke; of a monkey playing with a puppy, each with double inlaid eyes, signed Kenji; Provenance: The Florida Estate of Michael Earlman

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CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Otter Eating

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Description: CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Otter Eating 木製根付 水獺 Charming carved wood netsuke by Nick Lamb (b. 1948, English); of an otter laying on its back, feeding on clams off his belly, with double inlaid eyes, signed on gilt metal diamond-shaped inlay; Provenance: The Florida Estate of Michael Earlman

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CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Two Children

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Description: CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Two Children 木製根付 孩童 Very finely carved wood netsuke; by Seiho; depicting one child giving a piggy-back ride to another child, with an ivory turtle tied to his waist, signed; Provenance: The Florida Estate of Michael Earlman

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CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Water Buffalo

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Description: CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Water Buffalo 木製根付 水牛 Carved wood netsuke by Bishu; of a finely detailed water buffalo rearing up, with inlaid eyes, signed, with signed wood box (tomobako); Provenance: The Florida Estate of Michael Earlman

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CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Alligator

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Description: CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Alligator 木製根付 短吻鱷 Elaborately carved wood netsuke by Kozan; of an alligator balancing on its two front legs and with its tail twisted up, with ivory teeth and with inlaid eyes; signed, with signed wood box (tomobako); Provenance: The Florida Estate of Michael Earlman

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CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Oni & Bat

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Description: CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Oni & Bat 象牙根付 鬼 Finely carved, ivory netsuke by Hideyuki; of a muscular oni crouching and holding a bat, with inlaid accents and double inlaid eyes; signed in inlaid reserve; Provenance: The Florida Estate of Michael Earlman

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CARVED IVORY & WOOD NETSUKE

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Description: CARVED IVORY & WOOD NETSUKE 象牙木製根付 三味線 Elaborate ivory, wood, mother-of-pearl and coral netsuke; depicting a shamisen wrapped in a cloth with a cherry blossom on top, and a gourd flask off to the side, signed Hideyuki in gold reserve; wood box; Provenance: The Florida Estate of Michael Earlman

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CARVED IVORY OJIME: Cherry Blossom

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Description: CARVED IVORY OJIME: Cherry Blossom 象牙緒締 梅 Carved ivory ojime bead by Hideyuki; of a delicately rendered cherry blossom on a branch with smaller bud, signed; with signed wood box (tomobako); Provenance: The Florida Estate of Michael Earlman

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LACQUERED IVORY NETSUKE: Two Kappas

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Description: LACQUERED IVORY NETSUKE: Two Kappas 象牙漆根付 河童 Carved and lacquered ivory netsuke; of two kappas huddled together on a lotus pad, and holding another lotus pad over their heads; each with double inlaid eyes and ornately inlaid shells; signed in gold or gilt oval reserve; Provenance: The Florida Estate of Michael Earlman

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LACQUERED IVORY NETSUKE: Seated Man

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Description: LACQUERED IVORY NETSUKE: Seated Man 象牙漆根付 人物 Lacquered and carved ivory netsuke by Hodo Sekizawa; of a seated man in green lacquered robes, holding a massage stick over one shoulder, signed in square gilt reserve; Provenance: The Florida Estate of Michael Earlman

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LACQUERED IVORY NETSUKE: Boy & Lantern

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Description: LACQUERED IVORY NETSUKE: Boy & Lantern 象牙漆根付 人物 Lacquered and carved ivory netsuke by Hodo Sekizawa; of a seated boy in green robes, holding a lantern in his lap; signed in gilt reserve; Provenance: The Florida Estate of Michael Earlman

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LACQUERED IVORY NETSUKE: Quail

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Description: LACQUERED IVORY NETSUKE: Quail 象牙漆根付 鵪鶉 Finely lacquered ivory netsuke by Shingetsu; of an elaborately detailed quail at rest; signed, with signed wood box (tomobako); Provenance: The Florida Estate of Michael Earlman

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POLYCHROMED IVORY NETSUKE: Peacock

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Description: POLYCHROMED IVORY NETSUKE: Peacock 象牙根付 孔雀 Elaborately detailed and polychromed, carved ivory netsuke by Shingetsu; of a peacock displaying beautifully gilt plumage, with inlaid eyes; signed, with signed wood box (tomobako); Provenance: The Florida Estate of Michael Earlman

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CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Tiger Deity

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Description: CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Tiger Deity 象牙根付 虎仙 Carved ivory netsuke by Akahide; of a celestial tiger headed guardian deity, dressed in armor and standing up in an animated pose, jaws wide open; with double inlaid eyes and inlaid accents to robes; signed, with signed wood box (tomobako); Provenance: The Florida Estate of Michael Earlman

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CARVED IVORY SASHI NETSUKE: Kappas

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Description: CARVED IVORY SASHI NETSUKE: Kappas 象牙根付 河童 Finely carved, ivory sashi netsuke by Akahide; of Ashinagatenega depicted as two kappas with ornately inlaid shells, with an eel-like creature with two fins slithering out of a basket; signed in rectangular reserve; wood box; Provenance: The Florida Estate of Michael Earlman

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CARVED WOOD SASHI NETSUKE: Warrior & Oni

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Description: CARVED WOOD SASHI NETSUKE: Warrior & Oni 木製根付 武士殺鬼 Carved wood sashi netsuke by Akahide; of a tall warrior deity wearing armored plates, about to plunge a long sword into an oni at his feet; signed, with signed wood box (tomobako); Provenance: The Florida Estate of Michael Earlman

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CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Puppy & Sandal

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Description: CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Puppy & Sandal 象牙根付 虎犬 Carved and finely polished, ivory netsuke; of a puppy chewing on a sandal, with inlaid eyes, by Kangyoku; signed in oval reserve, with signed wood box (tomobako); Provenance: The Florida Estate of Michael Earlman

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CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Three Men

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Description: CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Three Men 象牙根付 人物 Carved ivory netsuke by Mekei; of three men seated together back to back, facing outwards, each with a different expression on his face, signed in oval reserve; Provenance: The Florida Estate of Michael Earlman

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CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Man & Washtub

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Description: CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Man & Washtub 象牙根付 人物 Finely detailed, carved ivory netsuke by Tomotoshi; of a man standing at and stirring a large washtub; signed, with signed wood box (tomobako;); Provenance: The Florida Estate of Michael Earlman

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CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Celestial Deity

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Description: CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Celestial Deity 象牙根付 仙女 Carved ivory figural netsuke by Ryosei; of a celestial deity in flight, holding a lotus blossom in each hand, with lacquered detailing to jewelry and robes, signed; Provenance: The Florida Estate of Michael Earlman

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CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Mythical Fish

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Description: CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Mythical Fish 象牙根付 海獸 Finely polished and carved ivory netsuke by Kansui; of a mythical, anthropomorphic fish with human face, set with double inlaid eyes, signed; Provenance: The Florida Estate of Michael Earlman

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CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Seated Monkey

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Description: CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Seated Monkey 象牙根付 猴 Finely carved and polished, ivory netsuke by Georges Weil; of a monkey seated with arms stretched upwards holding aloft a gold branch; signed, with signed wood box (tomobako); Provenance: The Florida Estate of Michael Earlman

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LACQUERED WOOD NETSUKE: Orangutan

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Description: LACQUERED WOOD NETSUKE: Orangutan 木製漆根付 猿 Finely carved and lacquered wood netsuke by Nick Lamb (b. 1948, English); of an adult orangutan seated, holding a stick and scratching his head, signed in diamond shaped gilt reserve, wood box; Provenance: The Florida Estate of Michael Earlman

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CARVED WOOD NETSUKE SUITE: Otters

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Description: CARVED WOOD NETSUKE SUITE: Otters 木製根付及緒締 水獺 Finely carved wood netsuke suite by Gregg Stradiotto: the netsuke of two intertwined otters relaxing, each with inlaid eyes, and signed on mother of pearl oval reserve; together with matching ojime; Provenance: The Florida Estate of Michael Earlman

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Description: CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: "Cowboy Dreams" 木製根付 牛仔之夢 Very elaborately carved, wood netsuke by David Carlin; entitled "Cowboy Dreams"; depicting a wooden post hung with a shirt and cowboy hat, with three rats amid the rope, each with inlaid eyes; signed in mother-of-pearl seal; wood box; Provenance: The Florida Estate of Michael Earlman

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CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Skeleton

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Description: CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Skeleton 木製根付 骷髏 Large carved and lacquered wood netsuke by David Carlin; of a skeleton in old English dress with a ruff collar, holding a drum and four masks, signed in circular bone reserve; wood box; Provenance: The Florida Estate of Michael Earlman

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CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Dogs

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Description: CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Dogs 象牙根付 犬 Finely carved, ivory okimono-sized netsuke by Bishu; of two running dogs, each signed and with double inlaid eyes; with signed wood box (tomobako); Provenance: The Florida Estate of Michael Earlman

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CARVED WOOD OKIMONO: Baku

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Description: CARVED WOOD OKIMONO: Baku 木彫置物 貘 Finely carved, wood netsuke-sized okimono by Bishu; of an elaborately detailed baku standing in a fierce pose with trunk thrown up, with inlaid eyes, signed; Provenance: The Florida Estate of Michael Earlman

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CARVED IVORY OKIMONO: Monkeys & Frogs

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Description: CARVED IVORY OKIMONO: Monkeys & Frogs 象牙彫置物 猴與蛙 Early 20th Century, Japanese openwork carved ivory okimono; of an amusing group of monkeys and frogs, all clamoring together atop the largest monkey wearing a robe; signed Masakazu in oval reserve; H: 5 3/4"; wood box; Provenance: The Florida Estate of Michael Earlman

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FINE IVORY OKIMONO: Fox & Goose

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Description: FINE IVORY OKIMONO: Fox & Goose 象牙彫置物 狐與鵝 Finely detailed, carved ivory okimono; of a highly animated fox pinning down a goose, each with inlaid eyes, unsigned; L: 6 3/4", wood box; Provenance: The Florida Estate of Michael Earlman

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TWO IVORY OKIMONO: Hotei & Sage

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Description: TWO IVORY OKIMONO: Hotei & Sage 象牙彫置物 人物 兩件 Two finely carved and parcel lacquered, early 20th Century Japanese ivory okimono: of Hotei carrying a large sack and fan tied to a stick thrown over his shoulder; together with a bearded sage standing in layered robes and holding a peach; both signed in inlaid lacquer reserves; H: 5 3/8"

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PAIR CARVED IVORY OKIMONO

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Description: PAIR CARVED IVORY OKIMONO 象牙彫置物 人物 兩件 Pair of early 20th Century, Japanese carved ivory okimono of men: the taller holding a walking stick and lantern; the other a farmer with hen and chick at his feet, carrying a basket of eggs; each signed in rectangular lacquer reserve; H: 7 1/2" (taller)

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CARVED IVORY OKIMONO: Fisherman

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Description: CARVED IVORY OKIMONO: Fisherman 象牙彫置物 漁夫 Finely carved and parcel lacquered, early 20th Century Japanese ivory okimono; of a fisherman with a basket at his hip, and a fish at his feet, signed in inlaid lacquer reserve; H: 7 1/8"

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ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY OKIMONO

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY OKIMONO 象牙彫置物 人物 Very elaborately carved and highly animated, antique Japanese ivory okimono; of a mythological bearded character: with elongated legs, and wearing a wide brimmed hat, having just caught a snake or eel in his net, with baskets at his feet, signed, late 19th Century; H: 6 1/2"

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ANTIQUE IVORY OKIMONO: Hunter & Wolves

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY OKIMONO: Hunter & Wolves 象牙彫置物 獵人與狼 Very fine, antique Japanese carved ivory okimono; of a hunter wielding a knife and about to strike a wolf in his arms, with another wolf nipping at his feet, signed on inlaid mother-of-pearl plaque, Circa 1900; H: 6 1/4"; wood stand

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ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA BRUSHWASHER

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Description: ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA BRUSHWASHER 日式薩摩燒藍綠釉筆洗 Rare and antique, Japanese Satsuma earthenware monochrome glazed brushwasher in the Chinese-style of crackled "robin's egg" blue; of low disc form, signed Yabu Meizan; with openwork carved scroll motif ivory cover, Circa 1900; D: 4 3/4"; on an antique sectional ivory stand with loose ring

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ANTIQUE CHINESE JUN-TYPE BRUSHWASHER

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Description: ANTIQUE CHINESE JUN-TYPE BRUSHWASHER 鈞窯天藍釉紫斑筆洗 Very unusual and antique, Chinese Song-style porcelain brushwasher; of beehive form: covered in Jun-type blue and purple glaze; probably Kangxi Period; D: 4 1/4"; wood stand

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