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Auction Description for I.M. Chait: ASIAN ART, ANTIQUES & ESTATES AUCTION
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California collection of old carved ivories, purchased in the Mid-West throughout the 1950s and 1960s, including Chinese, Japanese and Eskimo; Chinese and Japanese ceramics, furnishings, bronzes and Southeast Asian objects from a Toluca Lake Estate Chinese porcelains, textiles and jades, together with Pre-Columbian artifacts, from an East Lansing Michigan Estate; Numerous Chinese and Japanese scroll paintings from various American collections; Handcrafted Chinese jewelry, including various beads and silver elements, from the Collection/Estate of Jan Brock
Sale Notes:
December 10 - 14, 11am - 5pm

ASIAN ART, ANTIQUES & ESTATES AUCTION (525 Lots)

by I.M. Chait


525 lots with images

December 15, 2013

Live Auction

Beverly Hills, CA, USA

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Two Chinese Carved Jade/Hardstone Bi

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Description: Two Chinese Carved Jade/Hardstone Bi Two various Chinese carved bi: Early jade, grayish coloration with nipple boss motifs front and back (repaired), probably Song Dynasty; together with an old archaistic hardstone of yellowish orange color and a hydra to the front, nipple boss design to the verso; D: 2 1/2" (larger)

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Two Asian Vases: Korean & Chinese

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Description: Two Asian Vases: Korean & Chinese Two vases: the taller Korean and of somewhat baluster form, with carved and appliqué shell birds and flowers design; the other Chinese porcelain, of tapered globular form with ox blood flambé crackle glaze; H: 22 1/2" (taller)

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Group of 6 Old & Antique Asian Porcelains

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Description: Group of 6 Old & Antique Asian Porcelains Group of 6 old and antique, Japanese and Chinese porcelains, including: Kakiemon-style dish with bird and florals; and various blue and white: foliate cup with figures, small cup with pine, small cup with "3 Friends of Winter", and pair of cylindrical bowls with birds and florals; D: 5 1/2" (largest)

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6 African Figures & Middle Eastern Box

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Description: 6 African Figures & Middle Eastern Box Group of 6 old African carved wood figures: most nude, of males and females (two feet missing and repair to one, some wear to all); together with possibly Middle Eastern or Southeast Asian silver plated repoussé foliate covered box (possible repair to finial); H: 9 1/4" (tallest)

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Group of Six Various Chinese Items

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Description: Group of Six Various Chinese Items Group of various Chinese items: blue hardstone, possibly turquoise, snuff bottle, of somewhat spade form and with matching stopper; together with several early pieces: 2 metalwork spear heads; a small bronze bell; and two shale spear heads; totaling 6 pieces; L: 3 1/2" (largest)

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Rectangular Low Oak Coffee Table

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Description: Rectangular Low Oak Coffee Table Low oak coffee table; rectangular form and somewhat pub-style with paneled top and expandable with hidden leaf to each side (wear and scratches); L: 43"

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Two Chinese Paper Scrolls & Wood Stand

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Description: Two Chinese Paper Scrolls & Wood Stand Two Chinese printed paper scrolls: blue ground with figures; and unmounted ancestral-type seated figure (toned, as-is); together with a wood stand with scroll ends; 33" x 15" (largest)

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Small Meissen Porcelain Dragon Vase

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Description: Small Meissen Porcelain Dragon Vase Small Meissen porcelain dragon vase; of somewhat elongated bottle form with undulating dragons to the body, phoenix and Buddhist emblems to the neck, signed with crossed sword mark; H: 5 3/4"

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Two Various Chinese Carved Hardstones

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Description: Two Various Chinese Carved Hardstones Two Chinese hardstones: carved chalcedony agate Lohan with a whisk and ruyi fungus; together with a (probably color enhanced) polished hardstone pebble paperweight; H: 4 1/4" (taller)

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Two Various Antique Asian Porcelain Bowls

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Description: Two Various Antique Asian Porcelain Bowls Two antique porcelain bowls: hexagonal Japanese Kutani with central design of two winged figures in a landscape, florals to verso, signed, late 19th Century; together with a Chinese circular with Famille Rose floral panels on engraved blue ground, 19th Century; D: 7 3/4" (larger)

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Brass Vase with Mother of Pearl Inlay

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Description: Brass Vase with Mother of Pearl Inlay Probably Continental brass vase; of baluster form with wide undulating foliate rim and with bands of mother of pearl inlays, marble base; H: 14"

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Two Chinese Paper Landscape Scrolls

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Description: Two Chinese Paper Landscape Scrolls Two Chinese ink and colors on paper scrolls: one depicting figures seated at a table in landscape with rockery all around (heavily toned); the other of sharp peaks with waterfall and colorful trees; with inscription and seal mark to each; 36" x 16" (larger)

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Two Chinese Paper Scrolls: Various Objects

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Description: Two Chinese Paper Scrolls: Various Objects Two Chinese ink and colors on paper scrolls: one depicting a still life with candle, lily bulbs, and other objects; the other of a basket of peaches, inscription and seal mark to each; 39 1/2" x 13 1/2" (larger)

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Old Chinese Rose Medallion Porcelain Vase

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Description: Old Chinese Rose Medallion Porcelain Vase Old Chinese Rose Medallion porcelain vase; of baluster form with moulded lion handles and dragons at the shoulder, and with typical figural and flowering plant panels (minor wear), Circa 1900; H: 11 1/4"

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Chinese Wucai-Style Porcelain Meiping Vase

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Description: Chinese Wucai-Style Porcelain Meiping Vase Chinese Ming-style, wucai-type porcelain covered vase; of octagonal meiping form with design of writhing dragons contesting flaming pearls, lotus flowers at the shoulder, 6-character mark; H: 18 1/2"

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Group of Eight Various Chinese Items

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Description: Group of Eight Various Chinese Items Group of various Chinese items, including: celadon jade zodiac plaque, calligraphy to verso; white jade toggle of a boy holding foliage; green and brown jade pendant with archaistic bird; 2 antique blue and white scent bottles with calligraphy; grayish jade seal with lion in repose; small rectangular jade pendant with incised landscape and figures in a boat, dragon to verso; together with a small unmounted paper scroll of two birds perched among bamboo, with inscription and seal mark; L: 17 1/2" (longest)

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Small Japanese Sumidigawa Glazed Bowl

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Description: Small Japanese Sumidigawa Glazed Bowl Small, early 20th Century Japanese Sumidigawa glazed bowl; circular with inverted rim and with a relief-moulded scene of two sages and a snail, seal mark; D: 4"

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Two Chinese Items: Soapstone Dish & Lacquer Box

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Description: Two Chinese Items: Soapstone Dish & Lacquer Box Two Chinese carved items: old soapstone lotus leaf-form dish, white with grey suffusions (chips); and an antique cinnabar lacquer covered rectangular box with figural landscape to the cover and flowers to each side (some flaws); L: 12" (larger)

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Two Various Chinese Porcelain Vases

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Description: Two Various Chinese Porcelain Vases Two Chinese porcelain vases: Yongzheng-style blue and white, of high shouldered form with floral medallions, six-character mark; and a Yuan-style celadon glazed with incised florals; H: 6" (taller)

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Antique Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Vase

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Description: Antique Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Vase Antique Chinese blue and white porcelain vase; bottle form with allover "Hawthorne" pattern, 4-character mark; H: 9"

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Group of Four Various Chinese Items

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Description: Group of Four Various Chinese Items Group of 4 various Chinese items, including: carved wood triptych portable shrine with Guanyin and Bodhisattvas; bead bracelet with jade pebble bead; and two coins: one commemorating the year of the monkey, the other with dragon and reading "7 Mace and two Candareens"; H: 4" (tallest)

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Group of 8 Chinese Books/Auction Catalogues

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Description: Group of 8 Chinese Books/Auction Catalogues Group of eight Chinese books/auction catalogues, including: Christie's, Hanhai, etc.; some hardback; L: 11 1/2" (largest)

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Antique Chinese Export Ivory Pendant

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Description: Antique Chinese Export Ivory Pendant Antique Chinese Export ivory pendant; oval with allover carved openwork figural, tree and dwelling motifs, mounted in gold-filled pin/pendant; a small matching pin attached by chain and engraved Pet (small chips); L: 2"

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Japanese Cloisonné Enamel Hexagonal Vase

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Description: Japanese Cloisonné Enamel Hexagonal Vase Japanese cloisonné enamel vase; of hexagonal tapered form, with transparent red enamel over foil ground with floral motifs (some impact cracks); H: 6"

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Woven Basketry Box with Carved Wood Turtle

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Description: Woven Basketry Box with Carved Wood Turtle Woven basketry box and cover; of oval form with carved wood turtle to the cover and wood plaque to the bottom (minor wear); L: 6"

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Chinese Yixing-Type Pottery Teapot

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Description: Chinese Yixing-Type Pottery Teapot Chinese yixing-type pottery teapot; of tapered circular form with incised landscape design to the front, and with interior strainer; L: 8 1/2"

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Chinese Glazed Pillow(?) & African Wood Mask

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Description: Chinese Glazed Pillow(?) & African Wood Mask Chinese glazed pottery pillow(?), of unusual rectangular form with oval base; together with a carved wood mask, with typical stylized features; L: 14 1/2" (larger)

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Group of 7 Antique Thai Pottery Amulets

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Description: Group of 7 Antique Thai Pottery Amulets Group of 7 antique Thai pottery amulets; each with a Buddhist deity: 3 similar rectangular, one with seated figure and Naga mandorla, pair seated figures, and one grey with arched top; L: 2" (largest)

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Box of 48 Various Auction Catalogues

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Description: Box of 48 Various Auction Catalogues Box of 48 various auction catalogues, including: Bonhams, Eldreds, Christie's, Julia, etc. (all with some wear wear); L: 13" (largest)

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Two Various Asian Enameled Ceramic Vases

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Description: Two Various Asian Enameled Ceramic Vases Two early 20th Century vases: Japanese ovoid earthenware with gilt floral patterns, signed (no cover); together with a Chinese ovoid with flared rim and with design of ladies and children, calligraphy to verso, seal mark (rim ground, chips to handles); H: 10 1/4" (taller)

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Unusual Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Vessel

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Description: Unusual Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Vessel Very unusual and elaborate, Chinese Famille Rose porcelain vessel; of globular form and with six spouts; allover colorful floral designs with peaches and Buddhist emblems on pink ground, seal mark; H: 10 1/2"

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Antique Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Vase

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Description: Antique Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Vase Antique Chinese blue and white porcelain vase; somewhat baluster form with landscape scene to the front, openwork floral handles (rim chipped), late 19th Century; H: 17"

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Antique Art Nouveau Design Hand Mirror

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Description: Antique Art Nouveau Design Hand Mirror Elaborate antique Art Nouveau silver-plated hand mirror; with design of lily of the valley florals and foliage to the back, the mirror bezeled (small flaws), Circa 1900; L: 10"

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Small Antique Chinese Bronze Figure

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Description: Small Antique Chinese Bronze Figure Antique Chinese small bronze figure; standing on rockery and carrying a drinking cup over his shoulder (head restuck), probably 18th Century; H: 4 3/4"; with certificate

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Two Chinese Porcelains: Vase & Ewer

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Description: Two Chinese Porcelains: Vase & Ewer Two Chinese Ming-style porcelains: wucai glazed vase of baluster form with coral red and enameled qilin among scrolling foliage and Buddhist flowers, unusual mask handles, 6-character mark; and an underglaze blue and copper red ewer of elongated hexagonal form with floral designs, 6-character mark; H: 14 1/2" (taller)

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Three Various Chinese Glazed Ceramic Jars

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Description: Three Various Chinese Glazed Ceramic Jars Three Chinese ceramic globular jars: Rose Medallion porcelain with typical figural panels, birds and floral motifs, matching cover; small Song Dynasty white glazed (craqueleur); and a blue and white with characters and florals (no cover, glaze chips), 18th Century; H: 10" (tallest)

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Small Blue & White Porcelain Jardinière

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Description: Small Blue & White Porcelain Jardinière Small blue and white porcelain jardinière; of somewhat tapered globular form with design of birds perched among blossoming branches, probably Arita; D: 9"

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Two Various Chinese Porcelain Dishes

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Description: Two Various Chinese Porcelain Dishes Two Chinese porcelain dishes: early 18th Century Export-type with blue and white stylized florals (glaze flaws); together with a Qianlong-style enameled shallow bowl with colorful stylized dragons around a central coral red dragon medallion, seal mark; D: 9 1/4" (larger)

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Two Chinese Crackle Monochrome Ceramics

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Description: Two Chinese Crackle Monochrome Ceramics Two Chinese Song-style, crackle glazed monochrome ceramics: vegetable from teapot-type with insect; and a shallow bowl with foliate rim; L: 8" (larger)

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Two Tang Dynasty Glazed Pottery Animals

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Description: Two Tang Dynasty Glazed Pottery Animals Two Chinese Tang Dynasty pottery animals: green-glazed horse, standing four-square and wearing a saddle; and a brown-glazed boar in repose (glaze flaws); L: 3 3/4" (larger)

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Chinese Carved Archaistic Hardstone Belt

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Description: Chinese Carved Archaistic Hardstone Belt Chinese carved, yellowish archaistic hardstone belt; comprised of 12 plaques: each rectangular form with chamfered corners and each with relief design of a zodiac animal (wear to each); L: 13 1/2", glass case; with certificate

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Two Small Pre-Columbian Pottery Vessels

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Description: Two Small Pre-Columbian Pottery Vessels Two small Pre-Columbian pottery vessels: shallow, somewhat flattened circular form with rounded bottom and mock handles; together with a lobed globular vase with rounded bottom and wide mouth, each with some remaining painted designs (wear to both); D: 4 3/4" (larger)

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Antique Chinese Celadon Glazed Bowl

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Description: Antique Chinese Celadon Glazed Bowl Chinese Yuan-style, antique crackle celadon glazed bowl; of good color, footed and with flared rim, incised floral designs to the exterior and interior center, 18th/19th Century; D: 6"

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Two Various Bronze Standing Figures

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Description: Two Various Bronze Standing Figures Two various bronze figures: old Indian standing deity, atop a lotus pedestal and playing a flute; together with an African elongated standing female figure; H: 11" (taller)

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2 Chinese Ceramics: Bowl & Scholar's Object

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Description: 2 Chinese Ceramics: Bowl & Scholar's Object Two Chinese ceramics: Song-style cizhou glazed bowl with interior floral designs (rim chip); together with a Famille Rose Daoguang-style porcelain scholar's desk item, of somewhat rectangular form with openwork sides, dragon and Buddhist emblems to the top, seal mark; L: 5" (larger)

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Chinese Glazed Pottery Tile: Figure on a Pig

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Description: Chinese Glazed Pottery Tile: Figure on a Pig Chinese glazed pottery roof tile; in the form of a figure dressed in armour and riding on the back of a caparisoned pig, his arms as if holding a spear (no spear, minor flaws); H: 13", stand

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Antique Bronze & Champlevè Enamel Lamp

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Description: Antique Bronze & Champlevè Enamel Lamp Antique Japanese, Bronze and openwork champlevé enamel lamp; of somewhat baluster form with various stylized and colorful bird and floral motifs, two handles, Circa 1900; H: 13"

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Group of 4 Chinese Yixing Pottery Teapots

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Description: Group of 4 Chinese Yixing Pottery Teapots Group of 4 Chinese yixing pottery teapots: circular with bamboo motif handle, spout and cover finial; circular with rabbit finial and flowering plant in relief to the front; miniature with animal head finial; and a squash or melon form with leaf-form cover, seal mark to each; L: 6 1/2" (largest)

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Unusual Chinese Naturalistic Rootwood Stand

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Description: Unusual Chinese Naturalistic Rootwood Stand Unusual Chinese naturalistic rootwood stand; of openwork, somewhat tree form, with three flat areas for displaying objects; L: 10 1/2" (overall)

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Large Chinese Plate Stand & Wood Box

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Description: Large Chinese Plate Stand & Wood Box Large Chinese wood plate stand; together with a Chinese rectangular wood box, hinged cover with inlaid shell design of birds and branches with berries; L: 12"

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