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Fine & Decorative Arts

by Leland Little

Platinum House

685 lots with images

September 14, 2013

Live Auction

620 Cornerstone Court

Hillsborough, NC, 27278 USA

Phone: 919.644.1243

Fax: 919.644.1245

Email: info@llauctions.com

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Seven Chinese Export Silver Bowls, Wang Hing

Lot 245: Seven Chinese Export Silver Bowls, Wang Hing

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Description: Seven Chinese Export Silver Bowls, Wang Hingcirca 1900, each marked "WH," "90" and with Chinese chop mark; each delicately reticulated and meant to hold glass inserts - designs including (3) bamboo, (2) iris, (1) chrysanthemum, and (1) peony.approximately 2 x 5 in. diameter19.2 total troy oz.Private Collection, New York and Virginia Beach, VA Purchased in the 1980s from Wildenstein Gallery, New York City, NYMinor bending and light scratches.

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Group of Three Chinese Export Porcelain Vases

Lot 246: Group of Three Chinese Export Porcelain Vases

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Description: Group of Three Chinese Export Porcelain Vasesmid 19th century, a baluster vase with scalloped rim, famille rose (9.75 in.) and a pair of baluster vases in bird and butterfly design (9 in.).Estate of the late Louise Thomas, Winston-Salem, NCFlea bites to rim of 9 in. vases; examination under black light shows no restorations.

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Nine Pieces of Canton Export China

Lot 247: Nine Pieces of Canton Export China

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Description: Nine Pieces of Canton Export China19th century, to include: a lidded sauce tureen (6.5 in.); a lobed bowl (8.5 x 3.25 in.); a leaf dish (8 in.); an oval platter (13 in.); two octo-linear platters (12 and 9 in.); a covered entree server (10 in.); and two bread and butter plates (6 in.).Estate of the late Louise Thomas, Winston-Salem, NCThe oval platter with two areas of rim repair; the covered 10 in. tureen with large chip to one corner; numerous glaze and firing imperfections.

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Chinese Cast Bronze Bell

Lot 248: Chinese Cast Bronze Bell

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Description: Chinese Cast Bronze BellQing Dynasty or later, carries Hsuan-te inscription at the shoulder and a family motto on the side, the latter translating "Good name/reputation goes from generation to generation," dragon finial, the sides with two high relief registers depicting various mythical beasts, an elephant and a boar.10.5 in.Some wear to the high points; lacking clapper.

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Japanese Ivory Skeleton Okimono

Lot 249: Japanese Ivory Skeleton Okimono

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Description: Japanese Ivory Skeleton Okimonounsigned, depicts a skeleton cavorting with three toads, the figure having gold bands (testing 14 KT) on his spine and left arm.3.75 in.Deep old toning to the ivory; hairlines and glue residue suggest repairs; however, these do not appear under black light.

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Japanese Imari Center Bowl

Lot 250: Japanese Imari Center Bowl

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Description: Japanese Imari Center Bowllate 19th century, scalloped edge, traditional palette with the various floral patterns centered on the interior, with a floral urn table arrangement, raised on a short ring foot.5.25 x 12 in. diameterSmall shallow glaze skip or imperfection to rim.

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Pair of Chinese Export Porcelain Vases

Lot 251: Pair of Chinese Export Porcelain Vases

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Description: Pair of Chinese Export Porcelain VasesRose Medallion, 19th century, with reserve panels of figures in pavilions, flora and fauna.14 in.Some loss to gilt on rim

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Chinese Reverse-Glass Mirror Painting

Lot 252: Chinese Reverse-Glass Mirror Painting

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Description: Chinese Reverse-Glass Mirror Paintingcirca 1800, the rectangular plate with a view towards a harbor with watchtower and buildings on small jetty, a pair of pigeons and a pair of ducks are depicted in the foreground, the scene framed on the right by bamboo and chrysanthemums. Likely originally one of a pair. Presented in a later frame with T. Hare & Son of Stamford label.SS 20.25 x 16.25 in.; DOA 23 x 19 in.Some expected degradation to silvering on mirror.

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Pair of Japanese Satsuma Vases

Lot 253: Pair of Japanese Satsuma Vases

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Description: Pair of Japanese Satsuma Vaseslate 19th century, earthenware, tall neck with bulbous body and applied ring handles, the gold crackle ground hand-decorated with various birds and insects in a landscape setting, near a pond, raised polychrome enamels highlight blossoms.15 in.Estate of the late Louise Thomas, Winston-Salem, NCOverall very good estate condition with minor loss to raised enamel; chip to base of one vase.

Condition Report: One with re-touch to rim; both with re-gilt tops; both with some minor loss to enameling as to be expected; one with small old flake to foot.

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Japanese Satsuma Palace Vase

Lot 254: Japanese Satsuma Palace Vase

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Description: Japanese Satsuma Palace Vaseearly 20th century, baluster form with narrow foot, overglaze enamel decorated with wind-blown peonies and leaf decoration on rose toned ground, large spread wing phoenix birds at the shoulder, with gilded highlights, marked on the bottom.37 in.Estate of the late Augustus Burns Elkins, Durham, NCOverall very good condition with no cracks or chips; some small scratches to enamel.

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Pair of Japanese Cloisonne Vases, Namikawa Sosuke

Lot 255: Pair of Japanese Cloisonne Vases, Namikawa Sosuke

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Description: Pair of Japanese Cloisonne Vases, Namikawa Sosukeof baluster form with waisted neck and flaring mouth and base, the slender tapering sides expertly decorated with flowering branches in the musen technique in muted enamels on a peach ground, Sakigake seal of Namikawa Sosuke (1847-1910) to base. Meiji Period. Retaining original wooden packing box, and each vase has been fitted with a plastic liner to hold water.16 in.Deaccessioned from the Duke University Library Gifted to General and Mrs. Eichelberger in 1948 by the Emperor and Empress of JapanVery good condition.

Condition Report: One vase with tight, stable hairlines / crazing to body (approximately 2.25 in.), with discoloration; possible minute flake to one leaf. The second vase with area where the polish is slightly different to the touch and with faint dark line visible beneath the enamel; small stable craze with discoloration to collar; small flake to interior of rim.

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Antique Cast Bronze Temple Bell

Lot 256: Antique Cast Bronze Temple Bell

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Description: Antique Cast Bronze Temple BellJapanese, late 19th-early 20th century, cast with dragon mask hanger above beaded panels, decorated in bas relief with avian and figural forms amidst clouds, large inscription, with chrysanthemum form strikes. With bronze hammer.16 in.Deaccessioned from the Duke University LibraryOverall very good condition with expected original casting flaws. 3 in. hairline crack to interior running through to exterior.

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Unique Album of Japanese Woodblock Triptychs

Lot 257: Unique Album of Japanese Woodblock Triptychs

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Description: Unique Album of Japanese Woodblock Triptychscollection of (20) triptychs depicting scenes from the Russo-Japanese War by various artists and publishers, circa 1904-1905; presented in an album format with colorful cloth cover; with loose map.14 x 9.5 in.Collection of Brigadier General John Weckerling, acquired while living in Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, Korea from the 1920s through the 1940s.

Condition Report: Some minor creases and bent corners. Please note there are (20) triptychs in the collection, not (21). Please contact the gallery directly for images of each triptych.

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Kawase Hasui (1883-1957),

Lot 258: Kawase Hasui (1883-1957), "Rain at Matsue"

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Description: Kawase Hasui (1883-1957), "Rain at Matsue"woodblock in colors, with Watanabe seal at lower right (circa 1945-1957), titled and artist's name in pencil along lower margin.Sheet 10.5 x 15 in.Collection of Brigadier General John Weckerling, acquired while living in Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, Korea from the 1920s through the 1940s.

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Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950), Two Woodblock Prints

Lot 259: Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950), Two Woodblock Prints

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Description: Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950), Two Woodblock Printsthe first titled "Chionin Temple Gate" (sheet 10 3/8 x 15.5 in.); the second titled "Sarasawa Pond" (sheet 16 x 10.75 in.); both with jizuri seal in the upper left margin. Unframed.Collection of Brigadier General John Weckerling, acquired while living in Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, Korea from the 1920s through the 1940s.

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Paul Jacoulet (1896-1960), Woodblock Print

Lot 260: Paul Jacoulet (1896-1960), Woodblock Print

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Description: Paul Jacoulet (1896-1960), Woodblock Printtitled "L'Homme accroupi chinois," pencil signed and with artist's owl seal in the lower right of image, numbered 22/350 in a stamp on the verso, watermark in paper, circa 1947. Unframed.Sheet 18.5 x 14.25 in.Collection of Brigadier General John Weckerling, acquired while living in Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, Korea from the 1920s through the 1940s.Scattered foxing; two pin holes from original drying at left margin; small notch at lower right corner.

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Paul Jacoulet (1896-1960), Woodblock Print

Lot 261: Paul Jacoulet (1896-1960), Woodblock Print

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Description: Paul Jacoulet (1896-1960), Woodblock Printtitled "Vendeur de Masques (Chinois)," pencil signed and with artist's butterfly seal in the lower left of image, numbered 145/350 in a stamp on the verso, watermark in paper, circa 1940. Unframed.Sheet 18.25 x 14 3/8 in.Collection of Brigadier General John Weckerling, acquired while living in Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, Korea from the 1920s through the 1940s.Some toning; mat burn; tape residue along top edge; two pin holes from drying at left margin; small notch at lower right corner.

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Paul Jacoulet (1896-1960), Woodblock Print

Lot 262: Paul Jacoulet (1896-1960), Woodblock Print

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Description: Paul Jacoulet (1896-1960), Woodblock Printcirca 1940, titled "Chikabumi Hokkaido Japon," pencil signed and with artist's owl seal in the lower right of image, stamped "Present" on the verso, watermark in paper. Unframed.Sheet 18.25 x 14 1/8 in.Collection of Brigadier General John Weckerling, acquired while living in Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, Korea from the 1920s through the 1940s.Toning; two pin holes from drying in left margin; old tape attached along top edge.

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Paul Jacoulet (1896-1960), Woodblock Print

Lot 263: Paul Jacoulet (1896-1960), Woodblock Print

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Description: Paul Jacoulet (1896-1960), Woodblock Printtitled "Le Tresor 'Coree'," pencil signed and with artist's butterfly seal in the lower right of image, numbered 12/250 in a stamp on the verso, watermark in paper, circa 1940. Unframed.Sheet 18.75 x 14.25 in.Collection of Brigadier General John Weckerling, acquired while living in Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, Korea from the 1920s through the 1940s.Two pin holes from drying in left margin; small notch at lower right corner.

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Paul Jacoulet (1896-1960), Woodblock Print

Lot 264: Paul Jacoulet (1896-1960), Woodblock Print

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Description: Paul Jacoulet (1896-1960), Woodblock Printtitled "Longevite Coree-Moppo," pencil signed and with artist's peach seal in the lower right of image, stamped "Present" on the verso, watermark in paper, circa 1948. Unframed.Sheet 18 x 14 in.Collection of Brigadier General John Weckerling, acquired while living in Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, Korea from the 1920s through the 1940s.Two pin holes from drying in left margin; some toning.

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Utagawa Yoshikazu (active 1850-1870), Woodblocks

Lot 265: Utagawa Yoshikazu (active 1850-1870), Woodblocks

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Description: Utagawa Yoshikazu (active 1850-1870), Woodblocksa triptych titled "Foreigners Enjoying Children's Kabuki at the Gankiro Tea House (Yokohama Gankiro kodomo te odori no zu)," late Edo period, ink and color on paper, each sheet approximately 14.5 x 10 in.This print is in the collection of the Harvard Art Museums / Arthur M. Sackler Museum.Collection of Brigadier General John Weckerling, acquired while living in Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, Korea from the 1920s through the 1940s.Minor toning and minimal fading.

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Two Meiji Period Japanese Woodblock Triptychs

Lot 266: Two Meiji Period Japanese Woodblock Triptychs

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Description: Two Meiji Period Japanese Woodblock Triptychsone depicting a scene from the Kabuki play "Meiboku Sendai Hagi," the other depicting an unidentified scene. Each sheet approximately 14.25 x 9.5 in.Collection of Brigadier General John Weckerling, acquired while living in Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, Korea from the 1920s through the 1940s.Minor toning and minimal fading.

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Four Japanese Woodblock Prints

Lot 267: Four Japanese Woodblock Prints

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Description: Four Japanese Woodblock Printsone by Kuniyoshi Utagawa depicting three figures in an interior (Sheet 9 7/8 x 14 7/8 in.) (holes and some loss to the upper corners); the second likely from a triptych or diptych, depicting a Geisha and figures in Western style dress (Sheet 14.75 x 10 in.); the third featuring two Kabuki actors (Sheet 14.25 x 9 3/8 in.) (insect damage to upper inscription); the fourth depicting a beauty (Sheet 14 5/8 x 10 in.) (no apparent condition concerns).Collection of Brigadier General John Weckerling, acquired while living in Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, Korea from the 1920s through the 1940s.

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Three Meiji Period Japanese Woodblock Triptychs

Lot 268: Three Meiji Period Japanese Woodblock Triptychs

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Description: Three Meiji Period Japanese Woodblock Triptychseach with brilliant pinks, purples, and yellows; each depicting the emperor or empress (sheets approximately 14 x 9.5 in.).Collection of Brigadier General John Weckerling, acquired while living in Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, Korea from the 1920s through the 1940s.Each with some pin holes; several sheets with insect damage; one sheet with repaired crease.

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Two Japanese Meiji Period Woodblock Triptychs

Lot 269: Two Japanese Meiji Period Woodblock Triptychs

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Description: Two Japanese Meiji Period Woodblock Triptychsthe first depicting a military parade and the second a processional with Mt. Fuji visible in the distance (each sheet approximately 14.5 x 10 in.).Collection of Brigadier General John Weckerling, acquired while living in Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, Korea from the 1920s through the 1940s.Some pin holes and insect damage.

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Five Japanese Woodblock Prints

Lot 270: Five Japanese Woodblock Prints

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Description: Five Japanese Woodblock Printsearly 20th century, including (2) flower woodblocks in the manner of Tanigami Konan, each unsigned and likely trimmed (sheet 10.25 x 15.75 in. and 10.5 x 15.75 in.); one signed woodblock with irises (sheet 10 x 15 in.); a woodblock with woman standing next to a cat, signed (sheet 17 x 6.75 in.); and the fifth depicting a woman standing beneath a pine tree (sheet 22 x 8.5 in.) (upper right corner torn but present, creasing).Collection of Brigadier General John Weckerling, acquired while living in Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, Korea from the 1920s through the 1940s.

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Two Japanese Meiji Period Woodblock Triptychs

Lot 271: Two Japanese Meiji Period Woodblock Triptychs

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Description: Two Japanese Meiji Period Woodblock Triptychsthe first depicting women being carried across the river (each sheet approximately 14.5 x 9.5 in.); the second depicting the aging of man (each sheet approximately 14.75 x 9 7/8 in.).Collection of Brigadier General John Weckerling, acquired while living in Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, Korea from the 1920s through the 1940s.

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Three Large Format Japanese Woodblock Prints

Lot 272: Three Large Format Japanese Woodblock Prints

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Description: Three Large Format Japanese Woodblock Printseach depicting a single figure, full margins (sheets 24.5 x 18 in.).Collection of Brigadier General John Weckerling, acquired while living in Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, Korea from the 1920s through the 1940s.Creasing and tears to edges.

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Korean Celadon Glazed Molded Bowl

Lot 273: Korean Celadon Glazed Molded Bowl

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Description: Korean Celadon Glazed Molded Bowllikely Koryo period (12th-13th century), the interior with molded foliate design.2 5/8 x 7 1/8 in. diameterCollection of Brigadier General John Weckerling, acquired while living in Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, Korea from the 1920s through the 1940s Gift from Consul General William R. Langdon, Kunming, China

Condition Report: small old flake to rim; expected crazing and staining (possibly from burial); no apparent warping.

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Korean Celadon Glazed Bowl

Lot 274: Korean Celadon Glazed Bowl

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Description: Korean Celadon Glazed Bowlpossibly Koryo dynasty, the interior incised with three phoenix and central foliate medallion.3 x 6.75 in. diameterCollection of Brigadier General John Weckerling, acquired while living in Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, Korea from the 1920s through the 1940sExpected crazing.

Condition Report: small old flake to rim; expected crazing and staining (possibly from burial); no apparent warping.

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Chinese Celadon Glazed Censer

Lot 275: Chinese Celadon Glazed Censer

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Description: Chinese Celadon Glazed Censerraised on tripod foot, with two applied handles, incised mark to interior, presented in a custom fitted box with glass front.3 1/8 in.Very attractive thick and "sugary" crystalline glaze. Collection of Brigadier General John Weckerling, acquired while living in Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, Korea from the 1920s through the 1940s

Condition Report: Expected roughness to feet; (2) tight stable hairlines to glaze.

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Pair of Vintage Chinese Jade Trees

Lot 276: Pair of Vintage Chinese Jade Trees

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Description: Pair of Vintage Chinese Jade Treesthe naturalistic porcelain trunks support branches laden with carved white and green jade leaves, flowers, and peaches, the whole "potted" in a cloisonne octagonal form planter.HOA 22 in.Private Collection, NCEach with minor scattered chipping and loss.

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Four Antique Chinese Hardstone Inlaid Panels

Lot 277: Four Antique Chinese Hardstone Inlaid Panels

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Description: Four Antique Chinese Hardstone Inlaid Panelscut down from a larger screen and framed with later hardwood surround, each with black lacquered ground with hand-painted gilt landscape details, each with figures inlaid in hardstones, ivory, and wood, some polychrome painted details. (2) panels 29.75 x 18 in.; (2) panels 34.5 x 18 in.Some loss and crazing to lacquer.

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Collection of (46) Chinese Album Paintings

Lot 278: Collection of (46) Chinese Album Paintings

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Description: Collection of (46) Chinese Album Paintingsall by the same hand, each in watercolor and ink on paper, mounted between two boards with gold flecked paper covers, subjects include insects, flowers, landscapes, and birds.11.75 x 10.5 in.Some toning and brittleness to paper; some bent corners.

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Chinese Carved & Gilded Sign

Lot 279: Chinese Carved & Gilded Sign

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Description: Chinese Carved & Gilded Signrectangular form with three Chinese characters raised and in black against a carved cloud and dragon ground with two-tone gold paint, the border with red cinnabar style ground and carved prunus branches in gold, two original battens to the verso with later iron braces added to correct the check.20 x 40.25 in.Horizontal check; very minor scattered chipping.

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Chinese Scroll Painting, 20th Century

Lot 280: Chinese Scroll Painting, 20th Century

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Description: Chinese Scroll Painting, 20th Centuryink and colors on paper, impressive landscape populated by multiple figural groups including scholars, deities, Guanyin, and more, appears to be a later brocaded mount, ebonized earth rod, label to the outside of scroll.Painting 49.5 x 29.5 in.Some creasing and scattered flaking (primarily to perimeter).

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Set of Four Chinese Export Plates

Lot 281: Set of Four Chinese Export Plates

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Description: Set of Four Chinese Export Plateslate 18th century, Famille Rose floral motif on a gilt edged octagonal body.9 in. diameterEstate of the late Louise Thomas, Winston-Salem, NCMinor edge fritting; one plate with two chips to underside; one plate with tight hairline.

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Chinese Export Porcelain Punch Bowl

Lot 282: Chinese Export Porcelain Punch Bowl

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Description: Chinese Export Porcelain Punch Bowl19th century, Rose Medallion pattern of alternating reserves of courtesans and floral theme, raised on short ring foot.6.5 x 15.25 in.Estate of the late Louise Thomas, Winston-Salem, NCRim with chips and gilt touch-ups the entire circumference.

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Large Chinese Bronze Planter

Lot 283: Large Chinese Bronze Planter

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Description: Large Chinese Bronze Planter19th century, raised on mask feet, two stylized dragon handles, floral decoration applied to heavily textured sides.21.25 x 13.5 x 7 in.Age toning; green verdigris in the well.

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Three Chinese Patinated Bronze Articles

Lot 284: Three Chinese Patinated Bronze Articles

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Description: Three Chinese Patinated Bronze Articlesunsigned, late 19th - early 20th century, to include: an Archaic Style Jue wine vessel, tripod form with key border (5.5 in.); juglet with shallow plant engraved on one side (4.5 in.); censer or bowl raised on three feet (2 in.).A few small scuffs from normal use.

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Chinese Huanghuali Stand

Lot 285: Chinese Huanghuali Stand

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Description: Chinese Huanghuali StandQing Dynasty, of square form, the top board framed on four sides and supported by molded legs with fret work valance.33.5 x 16 x 15.75 in.Shrinkage and stains to top.

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Pair of Chinese Yoke Chairs

Lot 286: Pair of Chinese Yoke Chairs

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Description: Pair of Chinese Yoke Chairshuanghuali wood, early 19th or late 18th century, of typical form with shaped solid back splat, molded seat, stretcher base, mortise and tenon construction.41 x 20.5 x 16.5 in.

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Japanese Bronze Okimono of a Macaque Monkey

Lot 287: Japanese Bronze Okimono of a Macaque Monkey

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Description: Japanese Bronze Okimono of a Macaque Monkeysigned on the base, likely Meiji period.8 in.Rub to the underside.

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Japanese Articulated Copper Lobster Okimono

Lot 288: Japanese Articulated Copper Lobster Okimono

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Description: Japanese Articulated Copper Lobster Okimonosigned on the underside, late 19th - early 20th century, an eerily realistic creature with moving parts.3.5 in. bodyNo apparent condition concerns.

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Indian Manuscript Book, Rajasthan, 1780

Lot 289: Indian Manuscript Book, Rajasthan, 1780

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Description: Indian Manuscript Book, Rajasthan, 1780brocade binding; over 70 colorful narrative paintings interspersed throughout the Sanskrit text.7.5 x 11 in.This book was Lot 206 in an auction of "Fine Books" held by Parke-Bernet Galleries in New York on October 19, 1971. The sale catalog is included here.Some leaves loose; wear to covers; corner of one painting missing; overall wear. The paintings retain vibrant colors. Overall very good condition factoring in the book's age.

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Painted Chinese Altar Style Table

Lot 290: Painted Chinese Altar Style Table

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Description: Painted Chinese Altar Style Table20th century, soft wood, wrap around form with carved and reticulated panel sides and attractive distressed red painted surface.31.5 x 63.5 x 27 in.From the Gigi Smith Collection of Greenville, NCSome looseness to construction.

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Chinese Export Bird Figure

Lot 291: Chinese Export Bird Figure

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Description: Chinese Export Bird FigureQing Dynasty, posed as a colorful green pigeon perched on a rock.6 3/8 in.Original glaze skips around base; tight firing lines to underside base.

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Pair of Chinese Mirrored Vases

Lot 292: Pair of Chinese Mirrored Vases

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Description: Pair of Chinese Mirrored VasesRepublic Period, baluster form with tall neck and high shoulder, with artist inscription, signature and seal, hand-painted with scene of beauties at leisure between bands of key fret. Note subtle differences in design and color (i.e. fan colors, window treatment etc.).11.5 in.No apparent condition issues.

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Set of Six Chinese School Portraits

Lot 293: Set of Six Chinese School Portraits

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Description: Set of Six Chinese School Portraits19th century, each painted in gouache on pith paper, each depicting a gentleman in court dress, each mounted and framed under glass.SS 11.25 x 8.25 in.; DOA 14 x 11 in.Estate Collection of the late John Archibald Shanks, ScotlandEach with various condition concerns - fair condition, but colors are still vibrant.

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Set of Six Chinese School Portraits

Lot 294: Set of Six Chinese School Portraits

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Description: Set of Six Chinese School Portraits19th century, each painted in gouache on pith paper, each depicting a lady in court dress, each mounted and framed under glass.SS 11.25 x 8.25 in.; DOA 14 x 11 in.Estate Collection of the late John Archibald Shanks, ScotlandEach with various condition concerns - fair condition, but colors are still vibrant.

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