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Auction Description for Mega International Auction Inc.: FINE CHINESE DECORATIVE WORKS OF ART
Auction Description:
Fine Asian jade, paintings, bronze, ceramic, and etc. Come visit and discover more!
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Preview will be held on August 1st, 2014 9am to 5pm by appointment only.

FINE CHINESE DECORATIVE WORKS OF ART

(295 Lots)

by Mega International Auction Inc.


295 lots with images

August 2, 2014

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A SET OF FIVE CARVED COCONUT CUPS

Lot 1: A SET OF FIVE CARVED COCONUT CUPS

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Description: Each cup's exterior is carved with landscape scene of tropical plants, beneath a band of compressed key-fret pattern. The rim, interior, and bottom are all enclosed in metal. Age related wear and cracks. 18th century.

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A SET OF FOUR CARVED COCONUT WINE CUPS

Lot 2: A SET OF FOUR CARVED COCONUT WINE CUPS

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Description: Rising from a short and slightly flared foot, each wine cups is intricately carved from coconut shells, and the exterior is decorate in shallow relief of bamboo, trees, and flowers, all bordered between two dotted bands each encircling bottom and mouth rim. Age related wear and slight damage. Qing Dynasty, Qianlong period.

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A GROUP OF THREE RED GLAZED WASHERS

Lot 3: A GROUP OF THREE RED GLAZED WASHERS

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Description: The group includes three washers. One of square form, the small jar depicts orchid flowers and Chinese poems on the exterior, against orange-red glaze. The top has a circular opening, and six characters "GUANGXU" mark on the bottom. Two of globular form, one with a four character seal mark on bottom, the other without mark and with darker tone red glaze. Qing Dynasty period.

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AN AGATE WASHER WITH SPOON

Lot 4: AN AGATE WASHER WITH SPOON

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Description: The edge of floriform, surmounted by a swimming goldfish with a Chinese coin, the stone of natural color and formation, with the darker colors on top and lighter colors on bottom, and the spoon handle with Chilong head. Qing Dynasty period.

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A CARVED CRYSTAL 'DRAGONS' LIDDED CUP

Lot 5: A CARVED CRYSTAL 'DRAGONS' LIDDED CUP

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Description: The body of cylindrical form, the crystal mostly translucent yellow-orange color, a pair of climbing Chilong handles mounted on the sides, with triangular patterns on top and bottom of the body, the lid carved with a larger Chilong in similar style, and the bottom bears four character "JIAQING" mark. Qing Dynasty period.

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A NEST OF FIVE FOSSILIZED DINOSAUR EGGS

Lot 6: A NEST OF FIVE FOSSILIZED DINOSAUR EGGS

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Description: The fossilized eggs were all of oval shape, separated into three groups of one, two, and two eggs, some slightly larger. Jurassic period.

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AN AGATE AND SILVER KNIFE WITH SHEATH

Lot 7: AN AGATE AND SILVER KNIFE WITH SHEATH

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Description: The knife with downward curved agate handles, delicate silver patterned guard, and a slightly upward curved blade, together with stitched leather sheath. 18th century.

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A CORAL-GROUND GILT VASE

Lot 8: A CORAL-GROUND GILT VASE

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Description: Of bulbous form, the vase's body with gilt peony flowers and vines over coral red ground, above scrolling lappet band and below scrolling key-fret band, the inside of teal ground. Bottom bears six character "QIANLONG" mark. 19th century

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A GILT SILVER IVORY HANDLE HAND MIRROR

Lot 9: A GILT SILVER IVORY HANDLE HAND MIRROR

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Description: The mirror of perfect round form, framed with gilt silver, attached to a gilt silver and ivory handle incised with flowers and leaves patterns, enforced by two flying gilt-silver bats, the reverse side ornate with six different semi-precious stones such as la pis lazuli, malachite, agate, and more, the center holds a carved ivory roundel depicting an elder and child in a forest setting, the backside of handle attached with an ivory head-hook of an elder chi-long confronting a young chi-long. 19th century

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A TIANHUANG SOFT STONE CARVED ORNAMENT

Lot 10: A TIANHUANG SOFT STONE CARVED ORNAMENT

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Description: The stone of natural honey color, one side carved with two elders fishing under pine trees, the other side carved with mountain and forest scenery. Small russet patches and natural imperfections on the surface. Qing Dynasty period

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A LARGE CARVED SOAPSTONE BOULDER SHANZI

Lot 11: A LARGE CARVED SOAPSTONE BOULDER SHANZI

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Description: The large boulder Shanzi cleverly carved to a mountain and river scene, with an elder fishing on his boat, below plum flower trees, close to pine trees and mountains, two birds snatching up fishes close by, and a hidden temple amidst the top of mountain, reverse in plain design. The artist fully used the original stone's varied colors, including white, red, orange, and gray. Includes original wooden stand. Qing Dynasty period.

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A SET OF FOUR SCHOLAR'S ROCK

Lot 12: A SET OF FOUR SCHOLAR'S ROCK

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Description: This set comprises of four scholar's rocks, including?a gray stone?in the form of a dancer with arms raising to the side within billowing sleeves;? a gray stone worked into a horizontal form with irregular outlines; a dark gray stone in the form of two joined?figures with richly textured surface; and one gray stone in horizontal form with numerous?peaks growing towards the side to suggest a mountainous landscape.

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A PAIR OF WHITE AND CLEAR GLASS ROULEAU BOTTLES

Lot 13: A PAIR OF WHITE AND CLEAR GLASS ROULEAU BOTTLES

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Description: Of elegant and slender form, the body made from white glass, supported by clear glass splayed foot, with a pair of clear glass handles on the neck, below the flaring rims. Qing Dynasty period.

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A PAIR OF WHITE GLASS

Lot 14: A PAIR OF WHITE GLASS "POETRY" BOWLS

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Description: The shallow bowls curves elegantly, supported by splayed ring foot, the body gilt with poetry calligraphy and artist mark, all on top of smooth white glass, and the bottom bears four character "QIANLONG" mark. Qing Dynasty Period.

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AN AMBER CARVED SHOULAO WITH WHITE JADE ORNAMENTS

Lot 15: AN AMBER CARVED SHOULAO WITH WHITE JADE ORNAMENTS

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Description: The amber carving depicts a Shoulao with long beard and serene expressions, right hand holding a large coin, and carrying two more large coins on the back, the amber of alluring honey color with good transparency. Two white jade beads and an octogonal bead, each side carved with Chinese colophon. Total weight 64 grams. Qing Dynasty period

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A STRAND OF 108 TIGER BONE MADE PRAYERS BEADS

Lot 16: A STRAND OF 108 TIGER BONE MADE PRAYERS BEADS

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Description: Totaling 108 beads, most of the beads measuring 11.5mm, with three larger beads in the middle and one larger bead at the end. The beads made from tiger bone, with dark honey color. Qing Dynasty period

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A STRAND OF 88 AMBER PRAYER BEADS

Lot 17: A STRAND OF 88 AMBER PRAYER BEADS

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Description: The strand of amber prayer beads includes 88 similar sphere sized amber beads, and two larger white beads. Qing Dynasty Period.

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A SQUARE AND ROUND BEAD AMBER NECKLACE

Lot 18: A SQUARE AND ROUND BEAD AMBER NECKLACE

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Description: The unique amber necklace consists of square and round amber beads, each graduating square bead separating three rounds beads. The amber of clear and reddish-orange color, some with visible natural inclusions.

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AN AMBER NECKLACE

Lot 19: AN AMBER NECKLACE

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Description: The amber necklace consists of larger faceted oval shaped amber and smaller round separating amber beads, all with dark brown color, good translucency, and some natural inclusions.

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A ROUND BEAD AMBER NECKLACE

Lot 20: A ROUND BEAD AMBER NECKLACE

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Description: The amber bead necklace made from larger round amber beads measuring 15mm separated by smaller amber beads measuring 9mm, with natural color, translucency, and inclusions.

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A ROUND GRADUATING BEAD AMBER NECKLACE

Lot 21: A ROUND GRADUATING BEAD AMBER NECKLACE

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Description: The necklace made from graduating round amber beads, from 9mm to 18mm in size, withe eggyolk color and original amber clasp.

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AN AMBER BEAD NECKLACE

Lot 22: AN AMBER BEAD NECKLACE

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Description: The necklace made from 51 oval amber beads in graduating sizes, the beads with good transparency, and visible imperfections on some.

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A SET OF TWO SANDALWOOD NECKLACE

Lot 23: A SET OF TWO SANDALWOOD NECKLACE

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Description: The set includes two sandalwood necklace, each consists of well-carved rounded sandalwood beads.

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A VINTAGE OMAS 18K '1997 RETURN TO THE MOTHERLAND' PEN

Lot 24: A VINTAGE OMAS 18K '1997 RETURN TO THE MOTHERLAND' PEN

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Description: This limited edition 18K Gold and red fountain pen is finely cast with raised motif on the barrel and water spray motif on the cap, the top of cap includes the Hong Kong orchid tree symbol and the inscription 'return to the motherland'. Also Including a certificate card with serial number 88, a signed letter, and a booklet.

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A VINTAGE OMAS SILVER '1997 RETURN TO THE MOTHERLAND' PEN

Lot 25: A VINTAGE OMAS SILVER '1997 RETURN TO THE MOTHERLAND' PEN

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Description: This limited edition Sterling silver and red resin fountain pen is finely cast with raised dragon motif on the barrel, water spray motif on the cap, and a dragon head on the 18K gold nib. The top of cap includes the Hong Kong orchid tree symbol and the inscription 'return to the motherland'. Also Including a certificate card with serial number 88, a signed letter, and a booklet.

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A SET OF NINE INK CAKES

Lot 26: A SET OF NINE INK CAKES

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Description: The set includes nine ink cakes of various shapes, all within in a booklet-like box, with each carved with imperial words or poems and decorated with gilt. The back of each is finely carved with landscape scenes.

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A SET OF THREE TURQUOISE AND AMETHYST FIGURES

Lot 27: A SET OF THREE TURQUOISE AND AMETHYST FIGURES

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Description: The set includes a two turquoise carved budhisattva figures, all seated with large bellies, laughing with mouth wide-open, with large ears and conspicious noses, and a amethyst carved figure with purple tone face and semi-transparent body, all supported by wooden stand.

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A SET OF TWO POTTERY FIGURES

Lot 28: A SET OF TWO POTTERY FIGURES

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Description: This set consists of two pottery figures, including a mythical human-like beast seated foursquare with horse hoof- like feet and wings attached on front legs, his face looking up and exceptionally large ears raising upwards. Another figure holding a stick with both hands and his face raising up with large ears and conspicious nose.

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A NATURALISTCALLY CARVED STONE INKSTONE WITH COVER

Lot 29: A NATURALISTCALLY CARVED STONE INKSTONE WITH COVER

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Description: The inkstone high relief carved with lingzhi on the top and sides, the reverse carved with Chinese poem and artist marks. 19th century.

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A RED INK CARVED 'PALACE' INK-STICK

Lot 30: A RED INK CARVED 'PALACE' INK-STICK

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Description: The red ink-stick has Chinese calligraphy, two mythical beasts, and stamp seal mark on one side, and a scene of palace on the reverse.

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AN ARCHAIC INSCRIBED BRONZE RITUAL VESSEL, DING

Lot 31: AN ARCHAIC INSCRIBED BRONZE RITUAL VESSEL, DING

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Description: The ritual vessel of flattened globular form, the body supported by three hoof legs extending from three mythical beast masks, a pair of arched handle situated on the rim, the body with a scrolling band of dragons chasing after flaming pearl, with scrolling triangules enclosing peaches and key-fret patterns, the inside and bottom engraved Chinese characters. Zhou Dynasty period

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AN ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL, LIDING

Lot 32: AN ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL, LIDING

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Description: The vessel is of rounded form with very slight S-form profile.It has a swollen lower section and a pair of upright U-form handles to each side of the everted rim, all supported on three tall columnar legs. Extensive age-related encrustation is included. Western Zhou Dynasty period.

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AN ARCHAIC BRONZE TRIPOD RITUAL FOOD VESSEL 'DING'

Lot 33: AN ARCHAIC BRONZE TRIPOD RITUAL FOOD VESSEL 'DING'

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Description: The deep rounded body standing on three columnar legs, two upright loop handles set on either side of the lipped rim. Age related oxidation and rust. West Zhou Dynasty period.

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AN ARCHAIC RITUAL BRONZE TRIPOD VESSEL,DING

Lot 34: AN ARCHAIC RITUAL BRONZE TRIPOD VESSEL,DING

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Description: Of bulbous form, the body is carved with delicate key-fret patterns, all supported by three tapering legs. It includes a pair of uprising handles applied to the sides, and the cover is decorated with similar key-fret patterns and mounted with three circular rings. Age related encrustation and rust are included. Eastern Zhou dynasty Period.

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TWO ARCHAIC BRONZE SWORDS

Lot 35: TWO ARCHAIC BRONZE SWORDS

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Description: One sword has wider and shorter double edged blade, ring handle with two loops, and round hilt. The other sword with long blade, protruding guard, ring-less handle, and hollow round hilt. Age related encrustation and damage. Box included. From Eastern Zhou period to Han Dynasty period.

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A GROUP OF EIGHT ARCHAIC BRONZE MIRRORS

Lot 36: A GROUP OF EIGHT ARCHAIC BRONZE MIRRORS

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Description: The group includes eight archaic bronze mirrors, each with different size, deisgn, color, and age.

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A TIBETAN BRONZE TINGSHA

Lot 37: A TIBETAN BRONZE TINGSHA

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Description: The bronze tingsha consists of a circular bronze box decorated in alternating tibetan characters. The interior is a cymbal instrument finely decorated with alternating vajra patterns in lotus sections and enclosed by dotted circles.

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A CHINESE BALANCE SCALE WITH WOODEN CASE

Lot 38: A CHINESE BALANCE SCALE WITH WOODEN CASE

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Description: Stored in a wooden case, the scale has a brass counterweight and plate, the steelyard is marked to ensure the accurate readings.

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A BRONZE TRIPOD TWO-HANDLED CENSER

Lot 39: A BRONZE TRIPOD TWO-HANDLED CENSER

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Description: This bronze censer is mounted with two uplift handles, and resting on three long tapered legs that extends outward. There's a ribbon of cast geometric patterns under the rim. Completed with carved stand made during Republic period. Qing Dynasty period.

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A SILVER AND GOLD INLAID BRONZE CENSER WITH ZITAN STAND

Lot 40: A SILVER AND GOLD INLAID BRONZE CENSER WITH ZITAN STAND

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Description: A bronze cast tripod censer with two animal head handles and finely inlaid with silver and gold, with the designs of Taichi and feather patterns. The piece is completed with a Zitan stand from republic period. Qing Dynasty period.

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A GILT BRONZE ARCHAIC STYLE CENSER

Lot 41: A GILT BRONZE ARCHAIC STYLE CENSER

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Description: The censer of bulbous form, supported by a cone shaped foot ring slightly splayed at bottom, with flaring rim at top, the body gilt with archaistic styled patterns of animals, a pair of phoenix handles on the side. Inside lightly engraved with a Chinese character mark. Ming Dynasty period

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A MASSIVE JAPANESE CAST BRONZE CENSER

Lot 42: A MASSIVE JAPANESE CAST BRONZE CENSER

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Description: This massive Japanese cast bronze censer consists of four separate sections, with two tiers of base, each casted with an intricate detailed dragon design. The front and the back of the censer depict a bird in a bamboo grove scene, and another scene of bird in a chrysanthemum bloom, with two phoenix handles, and the cover is cast with an elder with a child. The base is casted with the mark of the makers. The censer also comes with an original wood base. Showa period, Empire of Japan.

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A CARVED BRONZE 'SHOU' ROUND BOX WITH COVER

Lot 43: A CARVED BRONZE 'SHOU' ROUND BOX WITH COVER

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Description: Of cylindrical form, the top of lid carved with a band of alternating bats and peaches, encircling the Chinese "Shou" character, the sides decorated with scrolling band of lotus flowers and roots, and the bottom carved with scrolling band of deers within forest. Qing Dynasty period.

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TWO SILVER 'LOTUS FLOWER' CANDLE HOLDERS

Lot 44: TWO SILVER 'LOTUS FLOWER' CANDLE HOLDERS

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Description: One candle holder in blossoming lotus flower form, supported by three legs extending to handles with bulb-shaped candle holders on top. The other candle holder is composed of multiple flowers, leaves, and bulbs, with the two bulbs on the side and the large bulb in the center acting as candle holder, the base made of iron and was not original. 18th century.

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A RARE BRONZE 'DRAGONS' TRIPOD PLATE WITH STAND

Lot 45: A RARE BRONZE 'DRAGONS' TRIPOD PLATE WITH STAND

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Description: Of flattened cylindrical form, the plate supported by three legs extending out from taoti masks, the body with ten panels, each with a mythical beast over key-fret patterns, a pair of uprising and curved handles attached to the side, below the flaring rim, bottom engraved with four character mark. Includes a stand from Qing Dynasty period. Early Ming Dynasty period Provenance: Private collection of Mr. Wang, Singapore.

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A RECTANGULAR BRONZE CENSER

Lot 46: A RECTANGULAR BRONZE CENSER

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Description: Of rectngular form with flaring rim, the censer supported by four splaying mythical beast legs, the body depicts dragons amidst clouds, and bottom bears three character "XIAO MIN ZAO".

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A BRONZE SILVER-INLAID TRIPOD BRUSH POT

Lot 47: A BRONZE SILVER-INLAID TRIPOD BRUSH POT

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Description: Of cylindrical form, the brush pot inlaid with silver to form scrolling complex triangular patterns, in-between scrolling key-fret patterns. Bottom bears two character mark. Age related wear. Qing Dynasty period

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AN INCISED AND INSCRIBED ALUMINUM BASIN

Lot 48: AN INCISED AND INSCRIBED ALUMINUM BASIN

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Description: This aluminum basin has a deep flaring sides rising to an everted rim, the interior is incised with immortal figures 'Fu', 'Lu', and 'Shou' in the center enclosed by a scrolling cloud roundel. The sides and rims are incised with images of flower sprays and landscapes of village and garden, along with four characters 'Yi' 'Pin' 'Dang''Chao' encircled by a roundel. The bottom is incised with artist's inscription. Early Republic period.

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A GILT BRONZE BODHISATTVA FIGURE

Lot 49: A GILT BRONZE BODHISATTVA FIGURE

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Description: Seated dhyanasana on a lotus pad, the Bodhisattva has raised scepter in right hand, vitarka mudra with left hand, wearing flowing robe, beaded ornaments, and decorated crown, eyes open in a calm expression. Bottom bears a Buddhism symbol. 19th century.

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A GILT BRONZE FOUR-ARMED AVALOKITESVARA

Lot 50: A GILT BRONZE FOUR-ARMED AVALOKITESVARA

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Description: Seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus throne, his two hands clasped together with a ritual ornament in-between, and other two hands in apana mudra. wearing many ornated bead strands around neck and arm, the Avalokitesvara is shown with a stern expression. Qing Dynasty period.

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