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Auction Description for Clars: March 16 Fine Art & Antique Auction
Viewing Notes:
Friday March 16th 1pm to 6pm. Saturday the 16th beginning at 9am, or by appointment.

March 16 Fine Art & Antique Auction

by Clars Auction Gallery


739 lots with images

March 16, 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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Chinese Patinated Metal Figural Group

Lot 4000: Chinese Patinated Metal Figural Group

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Description: Chinese patinated metal figure, of a the thunder god with a full beard and fangs, standing above a fish, 7.5"h

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Sino-Tibetan Gilt Bronze Tara

Lot 4001: Sino-Tibetan Gilt Bronze Tara

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Description: Sino-Tibetan gilt bronze figure of Tara, the delicately shaped face topped with an elaborate five point diadem, adorned in jewelry and princely raiments while seated in dyanasana with hands in abhaya and varada while clutching a lotus sprig, all supported on a lotus pedestal, with traces of pigment accents to the hair, 6.125"h; Provenance: Important Midwest Collection

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Himalayan Sculpture of Dakini

Lot 4002: Himalayan Sculpture of Dakini

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Description: Himalayan copper alloy figure of Dakini, the female deity adorned with elaborate jewelry, skull necklace and diadem, while holding a skull cup, a chopper and staff, all above a lotus pedestal and backed with a flaming mandorla, overall: 9.4"h

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East India, Buddha Head and Lion Head, 7th c. Style

Lot 4003: East India, Buddha Head and Lion Head, 7th c. Style

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Description: (lot of 2) East Indian terra cotta Buddha head and lion head, 7th century style fragments, the Buddha bearing a gentle smile, 4.75" h

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Three Thai Bronze Buddha Hands

Lot 4004: Three Thai Bronze Buddha Hands

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Description: (lot of 3) Thai bronze hands of Buddhist figures, each in a different mudra, largest: 5.75"

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Six East Indian Copper Alloy Toys

Lot 4005: Six East Indian Copper Alloy Toys

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Description: (lot of 6) East Indian copper alloy toys, consisting of two horse forms with a mounted rider; one of a horse pulling a cart; one of a elephant pulling a cart; one of an elephant; and lastly one of an elephant with a figure, 7.75"w

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Chinese Wooden Fan with Stone Inlay, Parrot

Lot 4006: Chinese Wooden Fan with Stone Inlay, Parrot

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Description: Chinese soapstone inlaid wooden fan, featuring a cockatoo perched on a pine tree executed in various colored stones, 12.25"h

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Chinese Wooden Brush Pot with Stone Inlay

Lot 4007: Chinese Wooden Brush Pot with Stone Inlay

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Description: Chinese soapstone inlaid wood brush pot, of hexagonal form with lobed corners, each side featuring flowers issuing from a vase, 6.25"h

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Chinese Jade Plaque and Bowenite Necklace

Lot 4008: Chinese Jade Plaque and Bowenite Necklace

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Description: Chinese bowenite bead necklace with a jade plaque, pierced with a pair of gui-dragons, suspending from a necklace with bowenite beads accented by wooden beads, 17"l

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Chinese Soapstone Figure of Budai

Lot 4009: Chinese Soapstone Figure of Budai

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Description: Chinese soapstone carving of Budai, seated in a position of royal ease, with one hand holding prayer beads and the other clutching onto a sack, opaque gray-white stone with gray inclusions, 13"wide

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Three Chinese Jade Toggles, Gourd, Figure and Fruits

Lot 4010: Three Chinese Jade Toggles, Gourd, Figure and Fruits

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Description: (lot of 3) Group of Chinese jade and stone toggles, the first a carnelian carved with a rabbit seated below a cluster of fruits; the second a celadon hue jade double gourd; the third, a yellow jade carved as a female attendant, 2.125"h

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Three Chinese Pierced Jade Chime Form Plaques

Lot 4011: Three Chinese Pierced Jade Chime Form Plaques

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Description: (lot of 3) Chinese pierced jade chimes, two reticulated with chimes and one set above a bat and the other above a pair of dragons; the other with a figure mounted on a horse, 1.75"w

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Chinese Pierced Jade Plaques/Sachet, Flower Basket

Lot 4012: Chinese Pierced Jade Plaques/Sachet, Flower Basket

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Description: Pair of Chinese reticulated jade plaques (sachet), each similarly carved as a flower basket issuing peony blossoms, 2.25"h

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Four Chinese Carved Jadeite Plaques

Lot 4013: Four Chinese Carved Jadeite Plaques

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Description: (lot of 4) Chinese small jadeite plaques, consisting two each with a bird amid peaches; the other two carved with a squirrel and grapes, while one reversed with a peacock, largest: 2"h; Provenance: Estate of Reynold Tom of Oakland, CA

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Chinese Green Hardstone Censer and Urns

Lot 4014: Chinese Green Hardstone Censer and Urns

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Description: (lot of 3) Chinese hardstone covered urns and censer, the first a globular censer on a tall pedestal base and flanked with dragon handles, together with a pierced lid; the second carved with birds and peonies in high relief; lastly an urn of flattened hu-form with taotie motifs and a lid with a lion finial, with three wood stands, largest: 8"h

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Chinese Cinnabar and Turquoise Snuff Bottle

Lot 4015: Chinese Cinnabar and Turquoise Snuff Bottle

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Description: Chinese cinnabar lacquered snuff bottle, of flattened form carved with peonies mounted with metal fittings inlaid with turquoise, with wood stand (losses of inlay), 4.125"h

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Chinese Jade Beauty and Clam Carving

Lot 4016: Chinese Jade Beauty and Clam Carving

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Description: Chinese carved jade figural group, of a hinged clam carved with a celestial beauty and young attendant, and an imaginary landscape picked out in shades of celadon and dark green in contrast with russet hue shell, with glass case, 9.75"l; Provenance: From the Piedmont Estate of Dr. Robert Albo, Magician and team physician of the Oakland Raiders/Warriors

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Chinese Bird-form Jade Vessel

Lot 4017: Chinese Bird-form Jade Vessel

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Description: Chinese black nephrite archaistic bird-form vessel, the lid carved as the head of a cock, set above an archaistic body with stylized wings, with wood stand, jade: 6.125"h; Provenance: Estate of Reynold Tom of Oakland, CA

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Japanese Bronze Mirror with Lacquer Stand

Lot 4018: Japanese Bronze Mirror with Lacquer Stand

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Description: (lot of 2) Japanese bronze mirror cast with two cranes, a tortoise, bamboo and pines, the left center with the name Nishimura Bungo Jo Fujiwara Masashige (Edo period), the handle wrapped in bamboo strips; together with a black lacquer stand decorated with takamakie, mirror: 9.5" dia, stand: 21" h; Provenance: the Piedmont Estate of Dr. Robert Albo, Magician and team physician of the Oakland Raiders/Warriors

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Two Japanese Imari Porcelain Trays, 19th c

Lot 4019: Two Japanese Imari Porcelain Trays, 19th c

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Description: (lot of 2) Japanese Imari porcelain oval trays, 19th century, interior decorated with peonies, paulownia leaves and a phoenix in a scroll shaped reserve, the exterior with underglaze blue tendrils, largest: 9" l

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Chinese Lacquer Box with Mother-of-Pearl Inlays

Lot 4021: Chinese Lacquer Box with Mother-of-Pearl Inlays

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Description: Chinese mother-of-pearl inlaid lacquered circular box, the cover with three youth playing outdoors, the side and rim with flowers and fruit all in mother-of-pearl inlay on black lacquer, 8"dia

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Korean Celadon Stoneware Bowl

Lot 4022: Korean Celadon Stoneware Bowl

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Description: Korean celadon glazed bowl, a flared shallow bowl with a wide mouth and raised on a small foot, 6.5"w

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Three Chinese Satchels and Ear Muffs

Lot 4023: Three Chinese Satchels and Ear Muffs

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Description: (lot of 3) Chinese embroidered satchels/pouches and pair of ear muffs, late Qing/Republic period: the first a satchel woven with the character 'shou' amid a wanzi pattern; the second a blue satchel embroidered with a 'shou' emblem and flanked by a pair of dragons; together with a pair of purple ear muffs decorated with a butterfly and flowers, 4.25"h

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Two Chinese Hu Vase and Cong Vase

Lot 4024: Two Chinese Hu Vase and Cong Vase

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese ceramic vases, consisting of a cong form vase with a dark brown glaze with green fleck; together with a Guan-type flattened hu form arrow vase, the recessed base marked 'xiu nei si', 8.125"h

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Chinese Crackle Glazed Stick Neck Vase

Lot 4025: Chinese Crackle Glazed Stick Neck Vase

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Description: Chinese Guan-type stick neck vase, with a cylindrical neck tapering toward a low slung body, coated with a straw glaze and infused with golden floss and iron threads, raised on a short foot heightened with a brown dressing, 5.75"h

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Chinese Blue-and-White Porcelain Ink Stone

Lot 4026: Chinese Blue-and-White Porcelain Ink Stone

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Description: Chinese underglaze blue porcelain ink stone/washer, the shallow brush washer heightened with a treasure to the center and with the other side doubled as an ink stone, the exterior with auspicious emblems reserved amid a diaper band, 7.5"dia

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Two Chinese White Trade Ware

Lot 4027: Two Chinese White Trade Ware

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese white ware ewer and small dish, trade ware for the South East Asian market, ewer 5.5"h

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Chinese Stick Neck Vase and Wooden Brush Washer

Lot 4028: Chinese Stick Neck Vase and Wooden Brush Washer

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese black ceramic brush washer and porcelain vase, the bee hive form brush washer incised with characters and a prunus sprig; together with a small stick neck vase incised with dragons amid clouds, the recessed base with an apocryphal Chenghua mark, 5.5"h

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Chinese Blue-and-White Dish and Container

Lot 4029: Chinese Blue-and-White Dish and Container

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese underglaze blue porcelain bowl and tea caddy, the shallow bowl overall with Tibetan characters along the sides; together with a cylindrical tea caddy decorated with mountain and water landscape, the base marked 'Ruoshenzhen cang', 4.25"h

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Four Chinese Blue-and-White Bowls for Thai Market

Lot 4030: Four Chinese Blue-and-White Bowls for Thai Market

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Description: (lot of 4) Chinese underglaze blue porcelain bowls for the Thai market, 19th century, decorated with peony scrolls, marked Jintangfaji on the base, 5.5"dia

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Five Chinese Blue-and-White Jar/Boxes, Ming/Qing

Lot 4031: Five Chinese Blue-and-White Jar/Boxes, Ming/Qing

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Description: (lot of 5) Group of Chinese blue-and-white jars and boxes, Ming to Qing periods, a bird shape box, two floral designed boxes and jars, tallest: 3.5"h

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Chinese Blue-and-White Porcelain Jar

Lot 4031A: Chinese Blue-and-White Porcelain Jar

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Description: Chinese underglaze blue porcelain jar, with figures playing weiqi and fishing on the banks of a river beside a rustic villa, the neck and base encircled with comb patterned bands, apocryphal Kangxi mark to the base, 5.5"h

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Eight Chinese Tazza for the Thai Market

Lot 4032: Eight Chinese Tazza for the Thai Market

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Description: (lot of 8) Assortment of Chinese underglaze blue porcelain footed dishes (tazza), for the Thai market, 19th century, each with an everted foliate rim framing the well centered with a floral medallion encircled with petals, each further painted with foliate sprigs, the exterior decorated en suite, 5"w

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Three Chinese Ming Blue-and-White Dishes

Lot 4033: Three Chinese Ming Blue-and-White Dishes

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Description: (lot of 3) Chinese blue-and-white bowls and dish, Ming period, one with a dragon, one with flower basket and one Swatow dish with a character in the center, 5.75" dia

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Chinese Blue-and-White Jar and Bowl

Lot 4034: Chinese Blue-and-White Jar and Bowl

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese underglaze blue jar and bowl, the Ming dynasty porcelain jar with peony scrolls above the tapering base encircled with lappets (rim repaired); the other a stoneware bowl accented with stylized foliates and with a spiral medallion to the center (hairline cracks), with wood stand, 5.25"w

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Chinese  Crackle Glazed Enameled Vase

Lot 4035: Chinese Crackle Glazed Enameled Vase

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Description: Chinese enameled crackle glazed vase, late Qing/Republic period, the cylindrical body decorated with two mythical beasts each in a shaped reserve set against a red cross hatched ground, the shoulder accented with a floral band below stiff leaves to the neck, the recessed base with an apocryphal Song Xuanhe mark, with stand, vase: 7.75"h

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Chinese Underglaze Blue and Red Vase

Lot 4036: Chinese Underglaze Blue and Red Vase

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Description: Chinese underglaze blue and red porcelain rouleau vase, the rim and sloping shoulders heightened in underglaze red in contrast with the neck and body with text in underglaze blue, 10"h

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Two Boxes Chinese Wood Stands  of Various shape and size

Lot 4037: Two Boxes Chinese Wood Stands of Various shape and size

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Description: (lot of 75+) Two boxes of Chinese wooden stands, including bases and plate stands of various sizes and shapes, including L-shape, rectangle, square oblong, largest: 13.25"l

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Burmese  19th Century Wood Carving of Wrestling Men

Lot 4038: Burmese 19th Century Wood Carving of Wrestling Men

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Description: Burmese wood carving of two wrestling men, 19th century, hightened with pigment accents, 11.5"h

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Two Burmese Wooden Puppets, 20th Century

Lot 4039: Two Burmese Wooden Puppets, 20th Century

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Description: Pair of Burmese wooden puppets, 20th century, with a pigment decorated body and face along with articulated limbs, 10.75"h

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Two Chinese Soapstone Carvings: Peanut and Trotter

Lot 4040: Two Chinese Soapstone Carvings: Peanut and Trotter

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese stone carvings, consisting of a cluster of peanuts; together with a pig's trotter executed from a honey hue matrix with light colored inclusions, 7.5"l

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Two Southeast Asian Wood Carvings, Spindle/Curtain Pull

Lot 4041: Two Southeast Asian Wood Carvings, Spindle/Curtain Pull

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Description: (lot of 2) Southeast Asian wood carvings, the first an Indonesian wooden curtain pull of an elephant on top of a dagger shaped pull on an acrylic base; the other a Thai silk spindle in the form of a monkey sitting on a flower decorated jar, with wood base, tallest: 9.5"h

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Thai Kneeling Wood Figure

Lot 4042: Thai Kneeling Wood Figure

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Description: Thai wood figure with traces of polychrome, the kneeling male with the left hand on his thigh and the right hand in a grasping pose, 10.5"h

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Twelve Burmese Lacquer Boxes and Painting

Lot 4043: Twelve Burmese Lacquer Boxes and Painting

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Description: (lot of 12) Group of Burmese red lacquer items, 19th century, including nested round boxes, together with a lacquer painting of Buddha with an animal, surrounded by lotus and a bodhi tree, painting: 12"h x 15"w

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Thai Elephant Lacquer Box 19th-20th Century

Lot 4044: Thai Elephant Lacquer Box 19th-20th Century

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Description: Thai lacquer box, 19th/20th century, in a shape of an elephant, three riders in howda sitting on the sliding lid, 11"h

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Three Southeast Asian Bowls, 16th Century

Lot 4045: Three Southeast Asian Bowls, 16th Century

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Description: (lot of 3) Group of Southeast Asian ceramic bowls, 16th century, two Sawankhalok celadon bowls, together with one straw glazed bowl, 6.3"w

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Three Thai Sawankhalok Vessels

Lot 4046: Three Thai Sawankhalok Vessels

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Description: (lot of 3) Thai Sawankhalok ceramic vessels, 15th/16th century, consisting of a brown glazed jar with a wide rim; together with two circular covered boxes decorated with tendrils and geometric patterns, 6.125"w

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Annamese Blue-and-White Dish, 15th Century

Lot 4047: Annamese Blue-and-White Dish, 15th Century

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Description: Vietnamese/Annamese blue-and-white dish, 15th century, with a floral roundel in the center and fauna on the interior wall, with a pie-crest rim and petal design to the exterior, chocolate slip inside the base, 10.5"w

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Five Chinese Export Bowls 18-19c

Lot 4048: Five Chinese Export Bowls 18-19c

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Description: (lot of 5) Chinese trade ware bowls for South East Asia, 18th/19th century, decorated with various designs including flowers, largest 6.75" dia

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Two Chinese Swatow Dishes Ming Dynasty

Lot 4049: Two Chinese Swatow Dishes Ming Dynasty

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese blue-and-white Swatow dishes, Ming period, decorated with a flower basket and a character in the center, largest 10.5" dia

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