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Auction Description for Clars: November 9th & 10 Fine Art & Antique Auction
Viewing Notes:
Friday November 8th 1pm to 6pm. Saturday November 9th beginning at 9am.

November 9th & 10 Fine Art & Antique Auction

by Clars Auction Gallery


921 lots with images

November 9, 2013

Live Auction

5644 Telegraph Avenue

Oakland, CA, 94609 USA

Phone: 1-510-428-0100

Fax: 1-510-658-9917

Email: info@clars.com

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Japanese Front Fencing

Lot 3984: Japanese Front Fencing

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Description: Japanese front fencing, including gateway and three lamp fixtures and two driveway doors, approx 105'l x 8'h **Please note, this item is located at an offsite residence. Please call for address. Preview time will be Friday, November 8th from 1pm to 6pm. Item must be paid for and removed from the property by Friday, November 15th.**

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Japanese Covered Well

Lot 3985: Japanese Covered Well

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Description: Japanese-style covered well, 7'h x 7'w **Please note, this item is located at an offsite residence. Please call for address. Preview time will be Friday, November 8th from 1pm to 6pm. Item must be paid for and removed from the property by Friday, November 15th.**

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Japanese Roofed Gateway

Lot 3986: Japanese Roofed Gateway

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Description: Japanese roofed gateway (leading to the front door of the house), 8'6" x 8'6" **Please note, this item is located at an offsite residence. Please call for address. Preview time will be Friday, November 8th from 1pm to 6pm. Item must be paid for and removed from the property by Friday, November 15th.**

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Japanese-style fencing including bamboo slats and two gateways

Lot 3987: Japanese-style fencing including bamboo slats and two gateways

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Description: Japanese-style fencing including bamboo slats and two gateways (right side of house), approx 50'l **Please note, this item is located at an offsite residence. Please call for address. Preview time will be Friday, November 8th from 1pm to 6pm. Item must be paid for and removed from the property by Friday, November 15th.**

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Associated group of Japanese doors and windows

Lot 3988: Associated group of Japanese doors and windows

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Description: **Catalog should read lot of 14** (lot of 16) Associated group of Japanese shoji doors and windows, including seven doors 82" x 36", and nine windows 57" x 19" **Please note, this item is located at an offsite residence. Please call for address. Preview time will be Friday, November 8th from 1pm to 6pm. Item must be paid for and removed from the property by Friday, November 15th.**

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Japanese roof form architectural element, 6'h x 11'w x 8' **Please note, this item is located at an offsite residence

Lot 3989: Japanese roof form architectural element, 6'h x 11'w x 8' **Please note, this item is located at an offsite residence

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Description: Japanese roof form architectural element, 6'h x 11'w x 8' **Please note, this item is located at an offsite residence. Please call for address. Preview time will be Friday, November 8th from 1pm to 6pm. Item must be paid for and removed from the property by Friday, November 15th.**

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Japanese-style wood fencing (left side of house)

Lot 3990: Japanese-style wood fencing (left side of house)

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Description: Japanese-style wood fencing (left side of house), approximately 120'l. **Please note, this item is located at an offsite residence. Please call for address. Preview time will be Friday, November 8th from 1pm to 6pm. Item must be paid for and removed from the property by Friday, November 15th.**

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Japanese covered gateway together with a separate set of door and fencing, 9'h x18'l

Lot 3991: Japanese covered gateway together with a separate set of door and fencing, 9'h x18'l

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Description: Japanese covered gateway together with a separate set of door and fencing, 9'h x18'l. **Please note, this item is located at an offsite residence. Please call for address. Preview time will be Friday, November 8th from 1pm to 6pm. Item must be paid for and removed from the property by Friday, November 15th.**

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Assorted Japanese fencing in back yard

Lot 3992: Assorted Japanese fencing in back yard

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Description: **Please note, the fencing is no longer a part of this lot. Lot consists only of doors** Assorted Japanese fencing, including some of lattice work patterned, wood railings, gateway and doors (in back yard). **Please note, this item is located at an offsite residence. Please call for address. Preview time will be Friday, November 8th from 1pm to 6pm. Item must be paid for and removed from the property by Friday, November 15th.**

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Japanese stone four tiered pagoda, 7'5

Lot 3993: Japanese stone four tiered pagoda, 7'5"h x 21", proportedly from the 1939 World's Fair

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Description: Japanese stone four tiered pagoda, 7'5"h x 21", proportedly from the 1939 World's Fair. **Please note, this item is located at an offsite residence. Please call for address. Preview time will be Friday, November 8th from 1pm to 6pm. Item must be paid for and removed from the property by Friday, November 15th.**

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Japanese stone hexagonal lantern, 48

Lot 3994: Japanese stone hexagonal lantern, 48" x 43", purportedly from the 1939 World's fair

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Description: Japanese stone hexagonal lantern, 48" x 43", purportedly from the 1939 World's fair. **Please note, this item is located at an offsite residence. Please call for address. Preview time will be Friday, November 8th from 1pm to 6pm. Item must be paid for and removed from the property by Friday, November 15th.**

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(lot of 3) Japanese stone hexagonal lanterns

Lot 3995: (lot of 3) Japanese stone hexagonal lanterns

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Description: (lot of 3) Japanese stone hexagonal lanterns, 35" x 31"; 24" x 22" (chipped). **Please note, this item is located at an offsite residence. Please call for address. Preview time will be Friday, November 8th from 1pm to 6pm. Item must be paid for and removed from the property by Friday, November 15th.**

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Pair of Victorian metal lanterns on stone base

Lot 3996: Pair of Victorian metal lanterns on stone base

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Description: Pair of Victorian metal lanterns on stone base, 50"h. **Please note, this item is located at an offsite residence. Please call for address. Preview time will be Friday, November 8th from 1pm to 6pm. Item must be paid for and removed from the property by Friday, November 15th.**

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(lot of 19) Group of Japanese stone garden elements and lanterns

Lot 3997: (lot of 19) Group of Japanese stone garden elements and lanterns

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Description: **Catalog should read lot of 15** (lot of 19) Group of Japanese stone garden elements and lanterns, purportedly from the 1939 World's Fair. **Please note, this item is located at an offsite residence. Please call for address. Preview time will be Friday, November 8th from 1pm to 6pm. Item must be paid for and removed from the property by Friday, November 15th.**

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Pair of Japanese multi-sectioned metal lanterns

Lot 3998: Pair of Japanese multi-sectioned metal lanterns

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Description: Pair of Japanese multi-sectioned metal lanterns. **Please note, this item is located at an offsite residence. Please call for address. Preview time will be Friday, November 8th from 1pm to 6pm. Item must be paid for and removed from the property by Friday, November 15th.**

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Assorted group of Japanese windows, wooden doors and light fixtures

Lot 3999: Assorted group of Japanese windows, wooden doors and light fixtures

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Description: Assorted group of Japanese windows, wooden doors and light fixtures. **Please note, this item is located at an offsite residence. Please call for address. Preview time will be Friday, November 8th from 1pm to 6pm. Item must be paid for and removed from the property by Friday, November 15th.**

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Copper Alloy Tara

Lot 4000: Copper Alloy Tara

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Description: Himalayan copper alloy figure of Tara, adorned with elaborate jewelry and clutching lotus sprigs, seated on a lotus pedestal, with colored inlay, the base with double vajra mark, 8.8"h

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Chinese Soapstone Carvings, Fu-lions

Lot 4001: Chinese Soapstone Carvings, Fu-lions

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Description: Pair of Chinese soapstone carvings, each with a fu-lion along with three cubs above a plinth carved with the Eight Daoist Immortals, 8"h

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Chinese Gilt Enamel Metal Budai

Lot 4002: Chinese Gilt Enamel Metal Budai

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Description: Chinese enameled metal Budai, seated in royal ease and draped in a green robe adorned with a pair of phoenix and dragon, 5.125"h

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Chinese Famille Verte Porcelain Immortals

Lot 4003: Chinese Famille Verte Porcelain Immortals

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Description: (lot of 3) Chinese famille verte porcelain figures, of Han Xiangzi, Zhongli Quan and Cao Guojiu of the Eight Daoist Immortals, each with corresponding attributes and standing on a pierced plinth, with wood stands, largest:13"h

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Group of Chinese Hardstone Plaques

Lot 4004: Group of Chinese Hardstone Plaques

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Description: (lot of 4) Chinese small hardstone plaques, the first carved with a shou amid bats; second, pierced with a bird amid tendrils; together with two floral sprigs, largest: 2.75"h

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Chinese Green Hardstone Beads

Lot 4005: Chinese Green Hardstone Beads

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Description: Chinese hardstone prayer beads, consisting of a strand of 30 spherical beads of mottled green hue, 9.75"l

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Chinese Hardstone Thumb Ring

Lot 4006: Chinese Hardstone Thumb Ring

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Description: Chinese hardstone archer's ring, the gray-green matrix with mottled inclusions carved with a beveled rim, 1"h

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Chinese Lacquered Cinnabar Tray

Lot 4007: Chinese Lacquered Cinnabar Tray

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Description: Chinese rectangular cinnabar lacquer tray, depicting a horse drawn cart with people, a garden and pavilions, four sides framed by reserves of phoenix amid clouds, on four short supports, 10"h x 15"w

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Chinese Agate Belt Hook/Letter Opener

Lot 4008: Chinese Agate Belt Hook/Letter Opener

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Description: Chinese agate belt hook, mounted to a letter opener, carved with a chilong confronting a dragon, the tan colored translucent matrix with russet patches (repaired), overall: 9.25"w

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Selection of Chinese Glass Snuff Bottles

Lot 4009: Selection of Chinese Glass Snuff Bottles

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Description: (lot of 5) Group of Chinese glass snuff bottles, consisting of four overlay glass bottles, one with dragons on a pink ground; one with birds on a yellow ground; the other two of white and brown hues with flowers; together with a green spotted flattened bottle, largest: 3.5"h

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Chinese Jade/Hardstone Medallions

Lot 4010: Chinese Jade/Hardstone Medallions

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Description: (lot of 4) Chinese jade and hardstone roundels, consisting of a medallion pierced with a flower; a flower accented with leaves; a blossom form roundel; together with a plaque reticulated with Daoist treasures around a shou medallion, 2.5"w

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Group of Chinese Jade Disks/Rings

Lot 4010A: Group of Chinese Jade Disks/Rings

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Description: (lot of 5) Chinese jade small bi disks and rings, consisting of two bi-disk mottled with splashes of green; one ovoid form pendant; a russet and green ring; an ovoid section pale celadon ring, largest disk: 1"w

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Group of Chinese Jade/Hardstone Toggles

Lot 4011: Group of Chinese Jade/Hardstone Toggles

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Description: (lot of 5) Chinese jade/hardstone toggles, consisting of a plaque pierced with the character 'fu' amid birds and fish; one carved with a dragon and phoenix; one with a fish and jewel, backed by a lotus leaf; another in the form of a lotus leaf; together with a carnelian roundel pierced with cranes and mandarin ducks, 2"w

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Chinese Blanc de Chine Figure, Guanyin

Lot 4012: Chinese Blanc de Chine Figure, Guanyin

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Description: Chinese blanc de chine Guanyin, seated in royal ease holding a vase and a fly whisk, the base marked 'Mou ji sheng zao' and stamped 'China', 6.75"h

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Chinese Crystal Dragon Belt Hook

Lot 4013: Chinese Crystal Dragon Belt Hook

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Description: Chinese rock crystal belt hook, carved with a meandering chilong facing a larger dragon, the reverse with a knob, 5.25"w

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Group of Chinese Jade Beads

Lot 4013A: Group of Chinese Jade Beads

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Description: (lot of 3) Chinese jade beads, consisting of two large spheres, one of gray-green hue and the other of sea-green color; together with a small bead, largest: 1.25"w

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Chinese Yellow Porcelain Brush Pot

Lot 4014: Chinese Yellow Porcelain Brush Pot

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Description: Chinese yellow glazed porcelain brush pot, of cylindrical form with rows of bamboo stalks, the base with an apocryphal Qianlong mark, 5"h

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Chinese Green Yellow Dragon Plate

Lot 4015: Chinese Green Yellow Dragon Plate

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Description: Chinese porcelain plate, incised with green dragons silhouetted on a yellow ground, the recessed base with an apocryphal Yongzheng mark, 7.125"w

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Chinese Spinach Jade Cups

Lot 4016: Chinese Spinach Jade Cups

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Description: (lot of 8) Set of four Chinese spinach jade cups, each with a cylindrical body above a slightly splayed foot; together with four metal saucers, cup: 2"h; Provenance: Estate of Elinor Majors Carlisle, San Francisco

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Chinese Enameled Meiping Vases

Lot 4017: Chinese Enameled Meiping Vases

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Description: Pair of Chinese enameled porcelain vases, of compressed meiping form painted with peonies and magnolias below a turquoise floral band to the shoulder, 5.5"h; Provenance: Estate of Reynold Tom of Oakland, CA

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Chinese Export Blue-and-White Vase

Lot 4018: Chinese Export Blue-and-White Vase

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Description: Chinese export underglaze blue porcelain vase, of meiping form decorated with reserves of pavilions along the river bank, with traces of gilt accents (repair), 10.25"h

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Three Chinese Celadon Vases

Lot 4019: Three Chinese Celadon Vases

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Description: (lot of 3) Chinese celadon glazed vases, consisting of a lobed bud form vase; one with a stick neck above a compressed body; one a bottle with a flared rim heightened with a brown dressing, each with an apocryphal Chenghua mark, 6.5"h

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Japanese Copper Kettle

Lot 4020: Japanese Copper Kettle

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Description: Japanese copper kettle, late Meiji/Taisho, with double handles, decorated with repousse iris, the bottom marked [Ishiyoshi], 7"h x 5.5"dia

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Japanese Lacquered Tabako-bon, Small Hibachi

Lot 4021: Japanese Lacquered Tabako-bon, Small Hibachi

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Description: Japanese black lacquered tabako-bon hand warmer having a flower and water pattern with mother-of-pearl inlay, two drawers with interior nashi-ji, the lid with a cloud shaped opening, with a handle, 5.5"h x 7.25"l x 4.13"d

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Chinese Copper Alloy Tripod Censer

Lot 4022: Chinese Copper Alloy Tripod Censer

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Description: Chinese copper alloy censer, with an everted rim and short neck above a compressed body, raised on three splayed supports, 6.5"w

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Japanese Sumida Vases

Lot 4023: Japanese Sumida Vases

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Description: (lot of 2) Japanese Sumida pottery vases, upper portion partially flambe glazed above an unglazed sienna red color collapsed form, one in green and another with black and white splash, both with figures of traditional craftsmen, marked [Sezan], 8.25"h

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Japanese Cloisonne Vase

Lot 4024: Japanese Cloisonne Vase

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Description: Japanese cloisonne enameled vase, with a small trumpet mouth above a tapering square sectioned body decorated with butterflies and floral roundels on a black ground with a scroll pattern, 6.125"h

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Chinese Mammoth Ivory, Monkeys

Lot 4025: Chinese Mammoth Ivory, Monkeys

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Description: Chinese mammoth ivory carving, featuring five monkeys climbing amid trees, 13"h

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Chinese Cloisonne Tubes/Plique-a-jour Dish

Lot 4026: Chinese Cloisonne Tubes/Plique-a-jour Dish

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Description: (lot of 3) Chinese plique-a-jour dish, with pink and orange flowering blossoms on a blue ground; together with two cloisonne enameled cylinders with a prunus pattern, one of black and the other of green ground, 10.25"l

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Chinese Blue-and-White Plate, Children

Lot 4026A: Chinese Blue-and-White Plate, Children

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Description: Chinese underglaze blue porcelain plate, featuring eight children playing the game blind man's bluff, the edge with bats on a diaper ground, 10"w

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Chinese Porcelain Circular Box, Dragon

Lot 4027: Chinese Porcelain Circular Box, Dragon

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Description: Chinese enameled porcelain covered circular box, featuring meandering gilt red dragons amid colored clouds, the base with an underglaze blue apocryphal Guangxu mark, 7.6"w

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Chinese Porcelain Bowls, Dragons

Lot 4028: Chinese Porcelain Bowls, Dragons

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Description: Pair of Chinese enameled porcelain bowls, each featuring a pair of dragons in pursuit of a jewel above rolling waves, the interior with five bats surrounding a shou medallion and with the auspicious phrase 'fu ru dong hai, shou bi nan shan', the foot inscribed 'Xu ren chu pin' and the base with studio mark 'Baozhi Tang Yang', 4.75"w; Provenance: Estate of Reynold Tom of Oakland, CA

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Chinese Yixing Ceramic Tea Pot

Lot 4029: Chinese Yixing Ceramic Tea Pot

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Description: Chinese Yixing zisha ceramic tea pot, of lobed melon form featuring a poetic colophon, with a branch form handle and spout, the base marked 'Zhongguo Yixing', with a lid, 7.25"w

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Chinese Sauce Dishes, Bat/Shou

Lot 4030: Chinese Sauce Dishes, Bat/Shou

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Description: (lot of 13) Group of Chinese porcelain sauce dishes, centered with a gilt and iron red enameled shou medallion to the center, the interior side with a band of red bats, the base with a four character Daoguang mark, consisting of four 2.75-inch and nine 3.125-inch dishes

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