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Auction Description for J Levine Auction & Appraisal LLC: May 15th, 2014 - Thursday Night Auction
Viewing Notes:
J. Levine Auction & Appraisal is proud to present "Thursday Nights in Scottsdale." These high-end estate auctions feature quite a variety of items including historic and modern pieces, fine art, vintage and retro items, collectibles, décor, estate jewelry, gold, silver, toys, electronics, rare artifacts and much more. This week we're featuring a multitude of Asian and Ethnographic antique and vintage collectables, fine artwork, and beautiful gold jewelry pieces. The public is welcome to preview the auction Thursdays beginning at 4PM. Guests are invited to mingle, enjoy refreshments and hors d'oeuvres, and preview items prior to the start of the auction at 6 p.m.
Sale Notes:
J. Levine Auction & Appraisal is proud to present "Thursday Nights in Scottsdale." These high-end estate auctions feature quite a variety of items including historic and modern pieces, fine art, vintage and retro items, collectibles, décor, estate jewelry, gold, silver, toys, electronics, rare artifacts and much more. This week we're featuring a multitude of Asian and Ethnographic antique and vintage collectables, fine artwork, and beautiful gold jewelry pieces. The public is welcome to preview the auction Thursdays beginning at 4PM. Guests are invited to mingle, enjoy refreshments and hors d'oeuvres, and preview items prior to the start of the auction at 6 p.m.

May 15th, 2014 - Thursday Night Auction

by J Levine Auction & Appraisal LLC

Platinum House

224 lots with images

May 15, 2014

Live Auction

10345 North Scottsdale Rd.

Scottsdale, AZ, 85253 USA

Phone: (480) 496-2212

Fax: (480) 889-5520

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(3) Pcs. Silver Plate Dish / Bowl Lot

Lot 3000: (3) Pcs. Silver Plate Dish / Bowl Lot

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Description: A trio of silverplate decorative dishes to include an International Silver floral motif oval tray, an English circular plate, and a Wm Rogers plate with decorative rim. International Silver tray measures approximately 1.125" x 8.5" x 5.5" for perspective. Total weight 0.50 lb.

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MOP & Sterling Silver Knife & Server w/ Crystal Knife Rest Set

Lot 3001: MOP & Sterling Silver Knife & Server w/ Crystal Knife Rest Set

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Description: Two pieces mother of pearl handled hallmarked sterling silver serving pieces to include a cheese knife by H.G. Long & Company with a ice cream server (unknown manufacturer) accompanied by a vintage boxed set of cut crystal knife rests. Ice cream server approximately 9.25" in length, crystal knife rest box measures 1" x 5.5" x 3.25". Total weight of lot 1 lb. 1 oz.

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Sterling Silver Lot w/ Lunt, English Silver

Lot 3002: Sterling Silver Lot w/ Lunt, English Silver

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Description: Lot to include twelve monogrammed oval nut dishes stamped "English Sterling", a footed dish with blue glass insert and reticulated sides featuring English sterling hallmarks, a small handled basket by Lunt, and a monogrammed handled condiment jar with lid. Jar measures approximately 3" x 4" x 3.25". Total weight of lot (blue glass not included) approximately 424 grams.

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(6) Love & Sons Sterling Silver Fruit Knife Set

Lot 3003: (6) Love & Sons Sterling Silver Fruit Knife Set

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Description: A set of British sterling handled fruit knives with stainless steel blades. Comes in original Love & Sons Silversmiths box. Each knife measures approximately 6.25" in length.

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International

Lot 3004: International "Royal Danish" Sterling Silver Flatware Service for Four

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Description: New in factory package International Silver sterling service for four in the Royal Danish pattern to include (4) dinner knives, (4) dinner forks, (4) salad forks and (4) teaspoons. Total weight approximately 892 grams.

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(13) Pcs Sterling Silver Vanity Set: Brush, Mirror, Comb Cover, Hair Receiver

Lot 3005: (13) Pcs Sterling Silver Vanity Set: Brush, Mirror, Comb Cover, Hair Receiver

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Description: Thirteen pieces vintage sterling silver accented vanity pieces to include a pair of oval brushes, a pair of elongated rounded rectangular lint brushes, a trio of rounded rectangular brushes, a pair of handled brushes, a hand mirror, two Danish comb covers, and an etched glass hair receiver. All items are monogrammed except for comb covers. Total weight of lot approximately 5 lbs.

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(3) Sterling Photo Frames w/ Christofle, Carrs

Lot 3006: (3) Sterling Photo Frames w/ Christofle, Carrs

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Description: A trio of sterling silver picture frames to include a Christofle engine turned 4" x 6" frame with a lacquered mahogany back accompanied by a pair of Carrs hallmarked 3.5" x 5.5" frames with scroll and shell motif and blue velvet backing. Total weight of lot 1 lb.

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Carrs Sterling Silver Putti Photo Frame

Lot 3007: Carrs Sterling Silver Putti Photo Frame

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Description: An elaborately worked Carrs hallmarked sterling silver 3.75" x 5.25" picture frame having putti and floral motif. Overall measurements 11" x 7". Backed in blue velvet. Total weight 1.5 lbs.

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Antique Chinese Puppet Theatre Stage #1

Lot 3008: Antique Chinese Puppet Theatre Stage #1

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Description: A fascinating 19th century multidimensional puppet theatre stage with wood case, woven reed backing, intricate painted wicker and clay. Features a male and female figural pair. Measures approximately 22" x 14.5" x 4" and weighs 5 lbs. Some conditional issues/deterioration due to age.

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Antique Chinese Puppet Theatre Stage #2

Lot 3009: Antique Chinese Puppet Theatre Stage #2

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Description: A larger19th century multidimensional puppet theatre stage with wood case, woven reed backing, intricate painted wicker and clay. Features a figural trio. Measures approximately 22.25" x 22" x 3.875" and weighs 5.5 lbs. Some conditional issues/deterioration due to age.

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Vintage Asian Carved Wood Sage Figure & Stand

Lot 3010: Vintage Asian Carved Wood Sage Figure & Stand

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Description: Detailed carving of a Sage with a sword and scabbard, and fantastic smile. Figure measures approximately 12 x 4.25 x 3.5" plus stand at 3.5 x 5.5" in diameter. Combined shipping weight is about 3 lbs. Cracks present, repair to hands.

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Antique Asian Wood Rice / Food Container with Lid

Lot 3011: Antique Asian Wood Rice / Food Container with Lid

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Description: This rich red lacquered barrel is plank built, and hand hewn with integral handles and pleasing exterior contours. It measures approximately 15" tall x 17" in diameter and weighs about 9 lbs.

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Antique Asian Round Wood Food Box Basket w/ Lid

Lot 3012: Antique Asian Round Wood Food Box Basket w/ Lid

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Description: Beautiful lacquered, two tiered, hand painted lunch box featuring birds, flowers, fruit and gold gilt details, with handle and metal findings. Measures approximately 16" tall (including handle) x 11.5" x 11" and weighs about 4 lbs. Very good condition given its age.

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Vintage Chinese Black Lacquer Crane Jewelry Box

Lot 3012A: Vintage Chinese Black Lacquer Crane Jewelry Box

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Description: Lovely dresser top jewelry cabinet with two drawers at top, six drawers behind two hinged doors. and one wide drawer at bottom. Black lacquer finish and overall decoration with florals, cranes, and boats. Dimensions are approximately 16.25 x 12 x 6.5" and a shipping weight of about 6.5 lbs. Hinges loose, key not present, lacquer has lifted off of much of exterior.

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Antique Japanese Four Drawer Footed Dresser Box

Lot 3012B: Antique Japanese Four Drawer Footed Dresser Box

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Description: Delightful 19th century bent wood case with four drawers. Embellished with brass hardware at corners, and auspicious bats and coins at handles, top and sides, and textile inlay on drawer fronts. Measures approximately 12 x 9 x 10.75" and weighs about 4 lbs. One piece corner brass absent, wear commensurate with age.

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PAIR Japanese Cloisonne on Porcelain Vase Lot

Lot 3013: PAIR Japanese Cloisonne on Porcelain Vase Lot

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Description: A pair of rarely seen brilliant blue Cloisonne on porcelain vases depicting an intricate tree with pink florals, a bird and multicolored registers near rim and bottom. No signature found. Crazing present throughout. Truly a great find for collectors of rare Asian porcelain. Each measures approximately 9.5" x 4.25" and total weight of pair 4.5 lbs.

Condition Report: Amber area below one rim, areas of minute pitting.

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Vintage Asian Elongated Porcelain Bottle Vase

Lot 3014: Vintage Asian Elongated Porcelain Bottle Vase

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Description: A pottery vase with narrowed rim featuring trees in blue and green about the circumference. No signature or maker's marks. Some crazing present, small apology to rim. Measures approximately 9.5" x 4.75" and weighs 1 lb. 1.8 oz.

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Antique Chinese Signed Porcelain Vase PAIR

Lot 3015: Antique Chinese Signed Porcelain Vase PAIR

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Description: A fantastic pair of vases in yellow with red/pink and blue florals and green accents. Signed on bottom (see photo for detail of signature). Great classic pieces in good condition. Each measures approximately 8" x 3.5" and total weight of pair 1 lb. 9.2 oz.

Condition Report: Very good, no chips or cracks.

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Antique Chinese Porcelain Ginger Jar

Lot 3016: Antique Chinese Porcelain Ginger Jar

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Description: An early 19th century 12" tall celadon and blue decorated ginger jar, has a few small shallow chips around the opening and the lid is no longer present, weighs 2670 grams, has a 1932 dated copy of the Hong Kong Merchants Assoc. Certificate of Antiquity stating the jar was over 100 years old then.

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Bondia S.L. Ceramics Asian Kirin Sculpture

Lot 3017: Bondia S.L. Ceramics Asian Kirin Sculpture

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Description: A large white ceramic sculpture depicting a Kirin with multiple adornments and curled tail on incorporated pedestal. Bondia S.L. (Valencia, Spain) sticker on base. Measures approximately 16.5" x 8" x 15" and weighs 10 lbs. Crazing present.

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Asian Pottery Vase / Jug with Stand

Lot 3018: Asian Pottery Vase / Jug with Stand

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Description: Large brown pottery on stand measuring approximately 14" tall x 14" diameter with wax on the bottom center (was possibly drilled). Some production flaws in the side. Overall good condition for it's age. Total weight 8 lbs.

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Vintage Chinese Carved Flower & Cloisonne Pot

Lot 3019: Vintage Chinese Carved Flower & Cloisonne Pot

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Description: An older unmarked Chinese carved hard stone flower and leaves set in a Cloisonne pot or vase measuring 15.5" tall and in good condition, a couple of the green leaves have a small chips but are hard to see, weighs 1974 grams

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Chinese Brass Cloisonne Vase

Lot 3020: Chinese Brass Cloisonne Vase

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Description: A highly detailed vase depicting bird pairs amongst floral trees and a stream at center, book ended by florals and geometrics to the top and base using vibrant blues, greens, reds, lavenders and reds with black background. No signature present. Photos illustrate multiple views of one item. Measures approximately 15.5" x 8.5" and weighs 5 lbs.

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PAIR Chinese Brass Cloisonne Vase Lot

Lot 3021: PAIR Chinese Brass Cloisonne Vase Lot

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Description: A matching pair of brass Cloisonne vases with black background depicting blue birds and butterflies flying between floral branches with register along rim and base. Each measures approximately 15.5" x 8" and total weight of pair 9.5 lbs.

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Vintage Asian Cloisonne Crane Turtle Plate

Lot 3022: Vintage Asian Cloisonne Crane Turtle Plate

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Description: Beautifully detailed design with red cap canes and a turtle, done in blues, greens, yellow and red. Measures approximately 1" high x 12" in diameter and weighs about 3 lbs.

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8 Vintage Asian Solid Brass Yin Yang Floral Bowl

Lot 3023: 8 Vintage Asian Solid Brass Yin Yang Floral Bowl

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Description: Eight bowls with Yin Yang symbol, sun and floral designs. Each measures approximately 1.75" tall x 5" in diameter. Combined shipping weight is about 6 lbs. Vintage condition, some wear, scratches, tarnish, patina.

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Reverse Painted Right Triangle Snuff Bottle

Lot 3024: Reverse Painted Right Triangle Snuff Bottle

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Description: Incredibly detailed scene of a town, towns people, river, bridge, and structures is reflected in the sides of the bottle. Measures approximately 4.75 x 3 x 2.125" and weighs about 10 ounces. Lid and stopper intact. Flea bites to rim and inside of neck.

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Chinese Hoti Laughing Buddha Bronze Sculpture

Lot 3025: Chinese Hoti Laughing Buddha Bronze Sculpture

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Description: Hoti (Hotei) Laughing Buddha from the Republic period(1911-1949), signed on front and numbered EB 98157 on interior, damage to one arm (see photo). Measures approximately 9.5" x 4.5" x 3" and weighs 2 lbs. 15 oz.

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Japanese Meiji Period Erotic Shunga Scroll

Lot 3026: Japanese Meiji Period Erotic Shunga Scroll

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Description: Appears to be Meiji period (1868-1912). All twelve shunga images hand painted, silk laid on cloth. Each scene depicting couples in erotic embraces with accompanying text, complete and in excellent condition for its age. Each image is approximately 8.5" x 6.75" and meant for adult viewing only. Total length approximately 162" x 8.5". Accompanied by original unopened glasscene book and wooden box. Total weight with box 12.1 oz.

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1870, 1884 Romanian Silver Leu Coin Lot

Lot 3027: 1870, 1884 Romanian Silver Leu Coin Lot

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Description: tA pair of circulated coins from Romania depicting King Carol I. These were the first silver coins struck in that country. Includes issue years 1870-C and an 1884-B. Total weight 12 grams. Photo illustrates both sides of coin pair.

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Circulated 1758 George II Silver Six Pence

Lot 3028: Circulated 1758 George II Silver Six Pence

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Description: Weighs approximately 5.7 grams

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Circulated 1884-CC Morgan Silver Dollar

Lot 3029: Circulated 1884-CC Morgan Silver Dollar

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Description: A circulated Morgan silver dollar dated 1884 with "CC" present under eagle on verso.

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5 Circulated Morgan Silver Dollar Lot

Lot 3030: 5 Circulated Morgan Silver Dollar Lot

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Description: Includes (2) 1889, 1896, 1921, and 1900

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5 Circulated Morgan Silver Dollar

Lot 3031: 5 Circulated Morgan Silver Dollar

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Description: Includes issue dates 1921-D, 1921, 1899-O, 1900, and 1898

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5 Circulated Peace Silver Dollar

Lot 3032: 5 Circulated Peace Silver Dollar

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Description: Includes issue dates 1923-D, (2) 1922-D, 1934-D, and 1922-S

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5 Uncirculated 2013 Silver Eagle Dollar

Lot 3033: 5 Uncirculated 2013 Silver Eagle Dollar

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Description: Lot of 5 uncirculated 2013 Silver Eagle dollars.

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5 Uncirculated 2013 Silver Eagle Dollar

Lot 3034: 5 Uncirculated 2013 Silver Eagle Dollar

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Description: Lot of 5 uncirculated 2013 Silver Eagle dollars.

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5 Uncirculated 2013 Silver Eagle Dollar

Lot 3035: 5 Uncirculated 2013 Silver Eagle Dollar

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Description: Lot of 5 uncirculated 2013 Silver Eagle dollars.

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5 Uncirculated 2013 Silver Eagle Dollar

Lot 3036: 5 Uncirculated 2013 Silver Eagle Dollar

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Description: Lot of 5 uncirculated 2013 Silver Eagle dollars.

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10 Troy Oz. A-Mark .999 Fine Silver Bullion

Lot 3037: 10 Troy Oz. A-Mark .999 Fine Silver Bullion

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Description: A-Mark .999+ fine silver bullion

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10 Troy Oz. A-Mark .999 Fine Silver Bullion

Lot 3038: 10 Troy Oz. A-Mark .999 Fine Silver Bullion

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Description: A-Mark .999+ fine silver bullion

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10 Troy Oz. A-Mark .999 Fine Silver Bullion

Lot 3039: 10 Troy Oz. A-Mark .999 Fine Silver Bullion

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Description: A-Mark .999+ fine silver bullion

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Early 19th Century Wooden Bucket & African Textile

Lot 3040: Early 19th Century Wooden Bucket & African Textile

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Description: Bucket is made of wood, is solidly built, has a sturdy handle, and is muted salmon in color with a warm antiquing layer. It measures approximately 20.5 x 14.5 x 13.5" The deep brown on natural color textile is hand stitched and resist dyed, and measures approximately 40 x 51" The combined shipping weight is about 7 lbs.

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Vintage African Wicker Elongated Basket

Lot 3041: Vintage African Wicker Elongated Basket

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Description: This beautiful basket has a warm patina. It measures approximately 15.5" tall, 12.75 x 12" at the top and 7 x 4" at the bottom, and weighs about 1 lb.

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PAIR Vintage African Woven Bag & Drum

Lot 3042: PAIR Vintage African Woven Bag & Drum

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Description: A pair of vintage woven pieces using natural grasses/reeds to include an elongated oval drum and a lidded bag with pair of shoulder straps featuring bent wood handles and rusticated wood bottom support. Drum measures approximately 18.5" x 3.25" for perspective. Total weight of lot approximately 1 lb.

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Vintage African Footed Wicker Basket

Lot 3043: Vintage African Footed Wicker Basket

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Description: This basket has a warm patina and integral stand. It measures approximately 25" tall, 16" diameter at the top and 7 x 7" at the bottom. Shipping weight is about 1.5 lbs.

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Vintage Asian Head & Shoulder Strap Burden Basket

Lot 3044: Vintage Asian Head & Shoulder Strap Burden Basket

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Description: Deep colored woven rattan basket fitted with carved wood shoulder straps and a woven fiber forehead strap. Measures approximately 25" tall x 17" diameter at the top and 8.5 x 8.5" at bottom, and weighs about 4 lbs. Green cording is not original.

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Multicolor Woven Split Fiber Basket Tray

Lot 3045: Multicolor Woven Split Fiber Basket Tray

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Description: Five colors of dyed and split fiber woven in rhythmic patterns. Measures approximately 3" tall x 16" in diameter and weighs about 1 lb.

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PAIR Mika McCann Fiber Sculpture Craft Basket

Lot 3046: PAIR Mika McCann Fiber Sculpture Craft Basket

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Description: (Hawaiian, 20th Century) These fiber sculptures are made of natural materials gathered on the island of Maui, including Watsonia and Philodendron. The larger (signed Mika McCann 9536) measures 9 x 16 x 17 and smaller (signed Mika McCann 9529) is 6.5 x 10 x 10" The combined shipping weight is about 6.5 lbs. Self-taught fiber artist Mika McCann has explored the art of fiber since she was child. Born and raised in Okyo, Japan, Mika mastered in formal Japanese flower arrangement, a tradition she carries into her unique fiber art. Her artwork, which she strives to keep simple, ranges from five to six foot sculptural pieces to miniatures only a few inches high. No two pieces are alike. Choosing only unaltered, locally-found materials, Mika works without the aid of dyes to present natural earth-bound works of art.

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Branch & Twig Two Vessel Carrier Basket

Lot 3047: Branch & Twig Two Vessel Carrier Basket

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Description: Branches and twigs wired together into a carrying basket with two earthenware vessels, each measuring approximately 10.5" tall x 6" in diameter. Overall dimensions are 14 x 17 x 11.5" with a shipping weight of about 10 lbs/

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