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Auction Description for Theodore Bruce: Antiques & Interiors
Auction Description:
Antiques & Interiors
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Please note that the auction will start with the Charity Auction Art, lots 1001 - 1010, at 11am. The number plates, lots 2001 and 2002, will be auctioned at 1pm. The catalogues for the Decorative Arts and Antique Furniture will be available from Tuesday 14 August

Antiques & Interiors (618 Lots)

by Theodore Bruce


618 lots with images

August 19, 2012

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Sydney, Australia

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A black and blue Oriental ginger jar

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Description: A black and blue Oriental ginger jar 36 x 22x 22 cm

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A Japanese Cloisonne Blue Dish with a flying red crested crane in the  centre . Taisho Period 20th century.

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Description: A Japanese Cloisonne Blue Dish with a flying red crested crane in the centre . Taisho Period 20th century. Condition: Very Good. D31cm

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A Japanese Cloisonne Blue dish with two plovers hovering above a flower garden. Taisho Period 20th century.

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Description: A Japanese Cloisonne Blue dish with two plovers hovering above a flower garden. Taisho Period 20th century. The enamels all very well executed in a realistic pattern set against a blue sky. D30cm

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A Pair of Japanese Cloisonne Vases, of hexagonal form with fine gold wires on a dark rust ground. Meiji Period

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Description: A Pair of Japanese Cloisonne Vases, of hexagonal form with fine gold wires on a dark rust ground. Meiji Period The design of flowering and leafing mons in a spectrum of colours well executed, a gilt interior and base. Provenance: A ladies collection, Sydney. H31cm

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A Pair of Chinese Famille Rose Dishes. 20th century.

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Description: A Pair of Chinese Famille Rose Dishes. 20th century. D23cm

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A Chinese Shiwan Pottery Figure of a white bearded gentleman playing a stringed instrument wearing knee high boots. 20th century.

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Description: A Chinese Shiwan Pottery Figure of a white bearded gentleman playing a stringed instrument wearing knee high boots. 20th century. H29cm

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A Japanese Cloisonne Vase with silver wire on midnight-blue ground, fine ring picked out in red at the foot and mouth.

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Description: A Japanese Cloisonne Vase with silver wire on midnight-blue ground, fine ring picked out in red at the foot and mouth. The design of hanging wisteria above an iris garden and plovers flying in to roost. Provenance: R & V Tragaskis H18.5cm

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A Chinese Porcelain Bowl with overglaze enamel.

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Description: A Chinese Porcelain Bowl with overglaze enamel. Well painted with a continuous pattern of trees in a rocky garden. Condition: Small chip to rim. D22cmxH10cm

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A Japanese Ivory Dharma Novelty Netsuke with popping eyes, carved from a solid oval piece of tusk.

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Description: A Japanese Ivory Dharma Novelty Netsuke with popping eyes, carved from a solid oval piece of tusk. His broad nose balance with a moustache & beard, finely inked with a floral design & characters, signature in red on base. Provenance: An American collector. H7cm

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A Chinese Finely Carved Miniature Jade Vase in pale celadon green of elegant form. Qing dynasty 18th/19th century.

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Description: A Chinese Finely Carved Miniature Jade Vase in pale celadon green of elegant form. Qing dynasty 18th/19th century. The oval mouth flaring, double key handles narrowing down on tall raised on a deep foot. H6.3cm

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Two Round Chinese Lidded Boxes and covers in underglaze blue. Qing dynasty.

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Description: Two Round Chinese Lidded Boxes and covers in underglaze blue. Qing dynasty. One with hundred boys pattern the other with longevity character and continuous sweet pea pattern. D8 & 10cm

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A Chinese Horn Libation Cup carved with an idealised mountains, gardens and people. four character Qianlong mark to base

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Description: A Chinese Horn Libation Cup carved with an idealised mountains, gardens and people. four character Qianlong mark to base H6.8cm

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A Chinese Porcelain Gourd Shaped Vase in underglaze inky-blue & white with leafing & flower branches on front & back.

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Description: A Chinese Porcelain Gourd Shaped Vase in underglaze inky-blue & white with leafing & flower branches on front & back. Fitted wooden stand. [2] Condition: rim frits. H12cm

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A Pair of Chinese high footed dishes in overglaze green & iron red & a miniature bowl. Late Qing. [3]

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Description: A Pair of Chinese high footed dishes in overglaze green & iron red & a miniature bowl. Late Qing. [3] Condition: Rim frits & small wear cracks. Provenance: Private Sydney collector D11.5cm

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A Chinese Porcelain Bottle Shaped Vase in overglaze enamels & tea cup. Republic Period & late Qing. [2]

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Description: A Chinese Porcelain Bottle Shaped Vase in overglaze enamels & tea cup. Republic Period & late Qing. [2] The painting on the vase - flowers & birds, teacup with figures both very finely rendered. Four character overglaze blue seal mark to base. Condition; Tea cup hairline crack H13cm

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Two Japanese Ivory Netsuke one of a Lady Seating in a High Backed Chair Holding a Fan.

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Description: Two Japanese Ivory Netsuke one of a Lady Seating in a High Backed Chair Holding a Fan. The other of a gentlemen sitting with a gourd and begging bowl, on reverse a fan is tucked into his obi with Mt Fuji image on it. Both well carved and rendered, signed. [2] Provenance: An American collector. H5cm

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An Amber Cylindrical pendant with a silver cap & loop.

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Description: An Amber Cylindrical pendant with a silver cap & loop. L4cm

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Two Boxwood Toggle/Netsuke one in the form of a Buddhist Bell, the dragon head and phoenix kissing, the other of a muscular lion

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Description: Two Boxwood Toggle/Netsuke one in the form of a Buddhist Bell, the dragon head and phoenix kissing, the other of a muscular lion standing four square looking alert with inlaid eyes & open mouth. [2] Lion L6cm & Bell H5cm

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Two Translucent Jade, Diamond and White Gold Pendants, both carved with Buddha images wearing a halo of diamonds.

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Description: Two Translucent Jade, Diamond and White Gold Pendants, both carved with Buddha images wearing a halo of diamonds. These impressive jewels with clear diamonds individually set and backed by white gold fittings. [2] Large 6cm & 3.5cm

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A Strand of Graduated Jadeite Beads with a beautiful open worked clasp & white stones. early 20th century.

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Description: A Strand of Graduated Jadeite Beads with a beautiful open worked clasp & white stones. early 20th century. L19.8cm

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A Finely Carved Chinese Jade bar with a slender dragon decoration along the top. The matrix of natural stone with green inclusions.

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Description: A Finely Carved Chinese Jade bar with a slender dragon decoration along the top. The matrix of natural stone with green inclusions. L9.2cm

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Three wood, ivory & bone bangles & a silver mounted tusk pendant. [4]

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Description: Three wood, ivory & bone bangles & a silver mounted tusk pendant. [4]

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A Chinese Cloisonne Incense Burner with tall cover in an archaic form on fitted wood stand. Qing dynasty, 19th century.

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Description: A Chinese Cloisonne Incense Burner with tall cover in an archaic form on fitted wood stand. Qing dynasty, 19th century. Exceptionally fine enamelling and intricate work within the bronze & gilt wires. The globular shape on three low legs with bronze animal masks. Provenance: A ladies collection, Sydney. H22cm

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A Japanese Arita Porcelain Lozenge Shaped Dish with pinched corners. Meiji Period 19th century.

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Description: A Japanese Arita Porcelain Lozenge Shaped Dish with pinched corners. Meiji Period 19th century. The Imari palette of enamels, underglaze blue & gilt, a central design of a tortoise, pine tree and the cavetto with flying cranes. L18.5cm x H5.5cm

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A Fine Porcelain Japanese Plate with stylized flowers & leaves in iron red & underglaze blue & two cups & saucers

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Description: A Fine Porcelain Japanese Plate with stylized flowers & leaves in iron red & underglaze blue & two cups & saucers in silver & gold glaze with a raised enamel signature on the base. Each in original, signed wood boxes from the masters studio. Provenance: A gentlemen who lived in Japan first half of 20th century. [9] D30cm

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A Chinese Porcelain Provincial Saucer Dish with a monochrome celadon green glaze, underglaze blue mark to base. Qing Dynasty.

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Description: A Chinese Porcelain Provincial Saucer Dish with a monochrome celadon green glaze, underglaze blue mark to base. Qing Dynasty. D19.5cm

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A Large Japanese Arita Dish with an eagle in the centre hovering in a pine tree in underglaze-blue. Taisho Period, early 20th centur...

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Description: A Large Japanese Arita Dish with an eagle in the centre hovering in a pine tree in underglaze-blue. Taisho Period, early 20th century. Provenance: R & V Tregaskis D46cm

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An Large Oval Japanese Black Lacquer Tray with fan shaped cartouches highlighted with gilt & red lacquer mons. Edo Period, 19th cent...

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Description: An Large Oval Japanese Black Lacquer Tray with fan shaped cartouches highlighted with gilt & red lacquer mons. Edo Period, 19th century Condition: Old repair on one side. L 60.5x 46.5 cm

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Porcelain polychrome brush rest painted with auspicious symbols & dragons.

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Description: Porcelain polychrome brush rest painted with auspicious symbols & dragons.

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A Fine Chinese Porcelain Dish in underglaze-blue, the central design of a gnarled pine, flowering hawthorn, lingzhi & rocks.

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Description: A Fine Chinese Porcelain Dish in underglaze-blue, the central design of a gnarled pine, flowering hawthorn, lingzhi & rocks. The exterior cavetto painted with figures in a garden. Underglaze blue six character mark Qianlong to base. D19cm

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Two Asian Deep Japanese Red Lacquer Graduated Bowls, the circular form unadorned & flat base. early 20th century.

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Description: Two Asian Deep Japanese Red Lacquer Graduated Bowls, the circular form unadorned & flat base. early 20th century. Large Bowl D32x18

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A pair of Reverse Glass paintings of

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Description: A pair of Reverse Glass paintings of "Wayang Kulit", Indonesian Puppets, 20th century. L22 x H33.5 cm

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A Chinese Harwood, Scholars Brush Pot with concave sides, rounded moulding around the foot and rim.

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Description: A Chinese Harwood, Scholars Brush Pot with concave sides, rounded moulding around the foot and rim. In the scholars taste with no other decoration, The black heavy feathered wood resembling Zitan. H18.5 x D20cm

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A Porcelain Dish in underglaze blue, the design with a bird & flowering branches. Late Qing/ Republic Period. [2]

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Description: A Porcelain Dish in underglaze blue, the design with a bird & flowering branches. Late Qing/ Republic Period. [2] Small fitted stand. Provenance: R & V Tregaskis D14cm

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A Chinese Underglaze Blue & White Dish with a floral sun bursts interspersed with Persian characters. Qing dynasty 19th century.

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Description: A Chinese Underglaze Blue & White Dish with a floral sun bursts interspersed with Persian characters. Qing dynasty 19th century. Provenance: Private Sydney collector D25.5cm

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A Chinese Dish on a high foot in overglaze green & iron red and a crackle glazed vase.  Republic Period [2]

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Description: A Chinese Dish on a high foot in overglaze green & iron red and a crackle glazed vase. Republic Period [2] The dish has a central design a crane sitting in a pine tree, the vase has an iron red overglase seal mark to base. H7cm & Vase 13cm

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A Fine Chinese Saucer Dish in underglaze blue and iron red. Jiaqing six character seal mark to base, possibly of the period.

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Description: A Fine Chinese Saucer Dish in underglaze blue and iron red. Jiaqing six character seal mark to base, possibly of the period. A central design of a red dragon decoration, with D18.5cm

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A Chinese Porcelain Brush Pot painted in underglaze blue with the decoration continuing around the cylindrical shape.

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Description: A Chinese Porcelain Brush Pot painted in underglaze blue with the decoration continuing around the cylindrical shape. The design of servants attending to their master. H18cm

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A Fine Chinese Celadon Glazed Vase with raised uniform scrolling tendrils & flower decoration. Qianlong six character mark to base.

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Description: A Fine Chinese Celadon Glazed Vase with raised uniform scrolling tendrils & flower decoration. Qianlong six character mark to base. H 33cm

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A Large Chinese Celadon Glazed Vase with uniform decoration of banana leaves & stylized clouds incised.

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Description: A Large Chinese Celadon Glazed Vase with uniform decoration of banana leaves & stylized clouds incised. A band of key pattern around the body and plain diamond band above the foot. H52cm

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Three Porcelain Chinese Figures of the Immortals with Blue & White Glaze, Transfer Printed. QIng Dynasty 19th century. H 48-50cm

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Description: Three Porcelain Chinese Figures of the Immortals with Blue & White Glaze, Transfer Printed. QIng Dynasty 19th century. H 48-50cm Separately, the Immortals represent male, female, old, young, rich, poor, noble, humble. These figures are part of the group crossing the sea. They are associated with Daoist philosophy. [3] Condition: Very Good. Provenance: Dr Brugh Joy, Arizona USA. Collector Margaret River, WA.

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Four Porcelain Chinese Figures of the Immortals with Blue & White Glaze . Qing Dynasty 19th century. H 48-50cm

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Description: Four Porcelain Chinese Figures of the Immortals with Blue & White Glaze . Qing Dynasty 19th century. H 48-50cm Separately, the Immortals represent male, female, old, young, rich, poor, noble, humble. These figures are part of the group crossing the sea. They are associated with Daoist philosophy. [4] Condition: Good, except one has a restored crack. Provenance: Dr Brugh Joy, Arizona USA. Collector Margaret River, WA.

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A Pair of Elegant Japanese Bronze Candlesticks with a circular drip pan with ring balustrade. Meiji Period, 19th century. [8]

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Description: A Pair of Elegant Japanese Bronze Candlesticks with a circular drip pan with ring balustrade. Meiji Period, 19th century. [8] Complete with wick trimmers & wick boxes & covers. Condition: Good patination. Provenance: Original receipt from a reputable antique dealer, purchased in 1993. H77cm

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A Chinese Brush Pot with overglaze enamels of nine peaches fruiting on a branch, two tone leaves and shading on peaches.

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Description: A Chinese Brush Pot with overglaze enamels of nine peaches fruiting on a branch, two tone leaves and shading on peaches. Overglaze iron red seal mark of Daoguang to base. H14cm

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A Seated Gilt Bronze Figure of Guanyin, with a poised calm, her hair inlaid with a gilt adornment & the top knot with a pin.

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Description: A Seated Gilt Bronze Figure of Guanyin, with a poised calm, her hair inlaid with a gilt adornment & the top knot with a pin. Her hands resting on one knee, the other knee tucked under her robes with one bare foot peeping out, the copper base with an impressed flower motif. H17cm

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A Chinese Straight Sided Porcelain Chicken Cup, in the Wucai Palette.

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Description: A Chinese Straight Sided Porcelain Chicken Cup, in the Wucai Palette. The cup with signs of crackling around the foot. Eight character Ming mark in underglaze blue below the lip. H4.5xD7.5cm

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A Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottle in blue on a white ground, a lady sitting in the garden with children at play.

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Description: A Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottle in blue on a white ground, a lady sitting in the garden with children at play.

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A Chinese Jade Round Bangle in a pale celadon hue, with natural striations.

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Description: A Chinese Jade Round Bangle in a pale celadon hue, with natural striations. D 8cm

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A Chinese Jade Bangle with hues of mauve and dark green matrix in the natural stone.

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Description: A Chinese Jade Bangle with hues of mauve and dark green matrix in the natural stone. D7cm

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A fine Chinese bronze figure of Quanyin

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Description: A fine Chinese bronze figure of Quanyin

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