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Extraordinary Asian Fine Art and Antiques

by Altair Auctions


588 lots with images

March 30, 2013

Live Auction

151 Carnegie Row

Norwood, MA, 02062 USA

Phone: 781-349-8388

Fax: 781-349-8327

Email: info@altair-auctions.com

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Japanese Ivory Natsukate

Lot 1: Japanese Ivory Natsukate

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Description: Japan, 19th C., ivory Natsukate carved in the form of a group of people and a man playing an instrument, signed Kokyoku and Fhule. Group Height 1 1/2 in., Length 2 1/2 in.; Man Height 1 3/4 in.

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Two Japanese Ivory Natsukate Figures

Lot 2: Two Japanese Ivory Natsukate Figures

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Description: Japan, 19th C., two ivory Natsukate, one carved figure playing an instrument, the other figure with an animal, one signed Gyokko Sai. Height of largest 1 3/4 in.

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Japanese Ivory Natsukate

Lot 3: Japanese Ivory Natsukate

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Description: Japan, 20th C., ivory Natsukate carved as a child wearing a kimono. Height 2 1/8 in.

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Three Japanese Ivory Natsukate Figures

Lot 4: Three Japanese Ivory Natsukate Figures

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Description: Japan, 19th C., three ivory Natsukate carved as three figures, nyoy sarumawa sha, signed Masadoshu. Height of largest 2 1/2 in.

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Japanese Ivory Natsukate

Lot 5: Japanese Ivory Natsukate

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Description: Japan, 19th C., ivory Natsukate fukurokuju and double gourd. Height 2 1/4 in.

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Two Japanese Ivory Natsukate Figures

Lot 6: Two Japanese Ivory Natsukate Figures

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Description: Japan, 19th C., two ivory Natsukate, one carved in the form of a boat with figures inside and the other carved as three figures, signed Tmonori and one called Shokid, signed Tomrchika. Boat Length 2 1/4 in.; Width of figures 1 2/4 in., Height 1 in.

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Japanese Ivory Natsukate

Lot 7: Japanese Ivory Natsukate

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Description: Japan, 19th C., ivory Natsukate carved in the form of a coiled snake, signed Masauka. Height 1 1/4 in., Width 1 1/4 in.

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Japanese Ivory Natsukate

Lot 8: Japanese Ivory Natsukate

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Description: Japan, 19th C., ivory Natsukate carved in the forms of a snake and a frog, signed Tomofada. Height 1 1/4 in., Width 1 1/4.

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Japanese Meiji Gold Lacquer Five-Tier Inro

Lot 9: Japanese Meiji Gold Lacquer Five-Tier Inro

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Description: Japan, 19th C., Meiji gold lacquer five-tier inro with pine tree branches and horses. Length 3 1/2 in.

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Japanese Meiji Kaushu Island Four-Tier Inros

Lot 10: Japanese Meiji Kaushu Island Four-Tier Inros

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Description: Japan, 19th C., Meiji Kaushu island four-tier inros, elaborately carved with vines and blossoms. Length 3 1/2 in.

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Chinese Carved Bone Scholar Figure

Lot 11: Chinese Carved Bone Scholar Figure

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Description: China, 19th C., carved bone scholar figure, in a shape that follows the natural material. Height 7 1/4 in.

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Chinese Yixing Teapot

Lot 12: Chinese Yixing Teapot

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Description: China, 20th C., Yixing tea pot with metal work of birds perched in trees. Height 5 in., Width 7 in.

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Chinese Yixing Teapot

Lot 13: Chinese Yixing Teapot

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Description: China, 19th C., very rare Yixing teapot by a master teapot maker, Wu Ting Yue, in a bulbous form with a handle and a spout, Chinese calligraphy incised on shoulder with two scholars playing chess inside the lower part of the teapot, supported by a pierced openwork of plants, cover with an elephant as finial, and the base has tripods with incised bat motifs and maker's name. Height 6 1/4 in., Width 4 1/2 in.

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Chinese Yixing Teapot Signed Gu Jing Zhou

Lot 14: Chinese Yixing Teapot Signed Gu Jing Zhou

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Description: China, Yixing teapot, signed Gu Jing Zhou, featuring an angular shape and looping handle, with written certificate. Height 5 1/2 in., Width 5 1/2 in.

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Four Chinese Yixing Teapots

Lot 15: Four Chinese Yixing Teapots

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Description: China, 19th C., four Yixing teapots, three with erotic imagery, one with a bird design. Width 4 1/8 in., Height 2 3/4 in.

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Chinese Yixing Clay Teapot

Lot 16: Chinese Yixing Clay Teapot

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Description: China, 20th C., Yixing clay teapot, Gu Jingzhou, compressed ovoid form with carved inscriptions on the body, base with mark. Width 7 in.

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Three Chinese Enameled Porcelain Rings

Lot 17: Three Chinese Enameled Porcelain Rings

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Description: China, 18-19th C., three enameled porcelain rings decorated with landscape scenes. Diameter 1 1/4 in.

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Pair of Chinese Gold Filigree Hairpins

Lot 18: Pair of Chinese Gold Filigree Hairpins

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Description: China, Ming Dynasty, pair of gold filigree hairpins, each with an elaborate phoenix finial standing upon a ruyi-headed cloud, adorned with long tail feathers, the wings and clouds displaying a pink or blue inlaid sapphire on each side. Length 8 1/2 in., Gold content: 97%, Weight of each: 120 g.Provenance: From the collection of Dr. Bruce Bradshear, San Francisco, California.

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Two Chinese Market Western Pocket Watches

Lot 19: Two Chinese Market Western Pocket Watches

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Description: China, 19th or 20th C., two vintage pocket watches manufactured for the Chinese market, with silver casing, one with a shield motif and another with a train image, in working condition. Watch body diameter: 2 in.

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Chinese Coral and 18K Gold Ring and Earrings

Lot 20: Chinese Coral and 18K Gold Ring and Earrings

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Description: China, 20th C., coral and 18K gold ring in an open design, with matching pierced earrings, set with oval coral stones, with box. Ring size 6 1/2.

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Chinese Jadeite Pendant in Brush Washer Shape

Lot 21: Chinese Jadeite Pendant in Brush Washer Shape

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Description: China, 19th C., jadeite pendant in the form of a pear, and a brush washer, with decorative leaves at one end. Pendant length 2 in.

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Chinese Jadeite Bangle

Lot 22: Chinese Jadeite Bangle

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Description: China, 19th C., jadeite bangle, with a smoothly carved surface. Diameter 2 3/4 in.

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Chinese Jade and Cinnabar Necklace

Lot 23: Chinese Jade and Cinnabar Necklace

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Description: China, 20th C., jade beaded necklace various intricately carved cinnabar pendants, culminating in a large cinnabar pendant at the bottom. Length 24 in.

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Chinese Chenxiang Aloeswood Prayer Beads

Lot 24: Chinese Chenxiang Aloeswood Prayer Beads

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Description: China, Chenxiang Aloeswood prayer beads consisting of 108 round beads, each 0.63 in diameter, inter spaced with ivory beads,with a split tie. Length 71 in.

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Chinese Coral Necklace

Lot 25: Chinese Coral Necklace

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Description: China, 19th C., graduated coral bead necklace with initialed gold clasp. Length 3 in.

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Chinese Coral, Lacquer, and Wax Bead Necklace

Lot 26: Chinese Coral, Lacquer, and Wax Bead Necklace

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Description: China, 19th C., beaded necklace, with coral, lacquer, and wax beads, and a split tie. Length 24 in.

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Chinese Enameled Hand Mirror

Lot 27: Chinese Enameled Hand Mirror

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Description: China, 19th C., enameled hand mirror with stylized cartouche form at the top and floral decorations. Length 11 3/4 in.

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Chinese Carved Ivory Tusk

Lot 28: Chinese Carved Ivory Tusk

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Description: China, 19th C., very large and intricately carved ivory tusk showing Buddha Luohan, with a carved wooden base. Length 32 1/2 in., Height 13 in., Width 3 1/2 in.

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Chinese Carved Ivory Figure Plaque

Lot 29: Chinese Carved Ivory Figure Plaque

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Description: China, 19th C., carved figure plaque (with stand), three figures and a creature are carved out of the plaque, character markings on reverse of plaque. Length 10 1/2 in., Width 2 1/2 in.

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Chinese Jade Snuff Bottle

Lot 30: Chinese Jade Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., intricately carved jade snuff bottle, of vase form, with stopper attached by jade chain links, delicate floral motifs and a mythical animal on the top of the stopper. Length 2 1/2 in.

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Chinese Jade Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., jade snuff bottle in a flattened circular form, basket weave patterned carvings, with flattened form jade stopper. Height 2 1/4 in.

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Chinese Famille Rose Snuff Bottle

Lot 32: Chinese Famille Rose Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., Famille Rose snuff bottle in the form of a brightly colored fish, with stopper. Height 2 3/4 in.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 33: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., Peking glass snuff bottle of flattened circular form, decorated with a carved dragon, with stopper. Height 2 7/8 in.

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Chinese Famille Rose Snuff Bottle

Lot 34: Chinese Famille Rose Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., Famille Rose snuff bottle of pear form, depicting a lobster and a decorative design, Jiaqing mark, with stopper. Height 2 1/2 in.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 35: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., green Peking glass snuff bottle in the form of frog, missing stopper. Height 2 1/2 in.

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Chinese Carved Horn Snuff Bottle

Lot 36: Chinese Carved Horn Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., carved horn snuff bottle of rectangular form with flat, circular rim, and minimal neck, with stopper. Height 2 in.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 37: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., translucent Peking glass snuff bottle in the form of Buddha hand, with coral stopper. Height 3 in.

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Chinese Ivory Snuff Bottle

Lot 38: Chinese Ivory Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., ivory snuff bottle of flattened rectangular form tapering toward base, and carved scenes of figures and decorative elements, with stopper. Height 3 in.

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Chinese Ivory Snuff Bottle

Lot 39: Chinese Ivory Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, Early 20th C., ivory snuff bottle of rectangular form, decorated with landscape scene, with stopper. Height 3 1/8 in.

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Chinese Carved Horn Snuff Bottle

Lot 40: Chinese Carved Horn Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., carved horn snuff bottle, decorated with auspicious symbols, inlaid stones, and calligrapt characters, with stopper and stand. Length 2 1/2 in.

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Chinese Silver Snuff Bottle

Lot 41: Chinese Silver Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., silver snuff bottle of circular form, decorated with a floral carved scene, with stopper. Height 2 1/4 in.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle with Gold Flakes

Lot 42: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle with Gold Flakes

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Description: China, 19th C., Peking glass snuff bottle of compressed square form with gold flakes, with stopper. Height 3 in.

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Chinese Silver Snuff Bottle

Lot 43: Chinese Silver Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., silver snuff bottle of circular form decorated with auspicious symbols, with stopper. Height 3 in.

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Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

Lot 44: Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., rare agate snuff bottle in the form of double peppers, with stopper. Length 5 in.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 45: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., red Peking glass snuff bottle of a circular form with elaborate carvings, with stopper. Height 2 3/4 in.

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Chinese Silver Snuff Bottle

Lot 46: Chinese Silver Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., silver snuff bottle of teardrop form, decorated with birds surrounding a potted floral tree, with stopper. Height 2 7/8 in., Width 2 1/8 in.

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Chinese Silver Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., silver snuff bottle of teardrop form, decorated with scene of wise men, with stopper. Height 2 in.

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Chinese Carved Ivory and Cinnabar Snuff Bottle

Lot 48: Chinese Carved Ivory and Cinnabar Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., carved ivory and Cinnabar snuff bottle, of flattened ovoid form, center medallion has an image of a dragon amidst clouds, with stopper. Length 3 in.

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Chinese Jadeite Snuff Bottle

Lot 49: Chinese Jadeite Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., jadeite snuff bottle of flattened spade form, smoothly carved surface, with stopper. Width 4 1/8 in., Height 4 1/4 in.

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China White Glaze Hidden Design Bowl

Lot 50: China White Glaze Hidden Design Bowl

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Description: China, Antique white glazed bowl, with incised dragon motifs and Yongle mark. Anhui slip type with hidden design . When light is shone through from the interior bowl to the base the Yongle reign mark is revealed. When light is shone through from the other direction, same spot, a phoenix is revealed. Height 2 3/4 in.; Width 6 1/8 in. Provenance: A private collection from a southern Connecticut estate

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