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Auction Description for California Asian Art Auction Gallery USA: Magnificent Asian Works of Art

Magnificent Asian Works of Art

by California Asian Art Auction Gallery USA


289 lots with images

June 23, 2013

Live Auction

123 S. Mission Dr.

# A, C, F

San Gabriel, CA, 91776 USA

Phone: 888-977-9588

Email: info@californiaasianartauction.com

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A BAMBOO BIRD CAGE WITH TWO BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN FEEDERS

Lot 1: A BAMBOO BIRD CAGE WITH TWO BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN FEEDERS

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Description: The cylindrical cage was made from bamboo, with two blue and white porcelain bird feeders attached to the side, depicting plum flowers and birds, top attached with hanging hook.

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TWO ANTIQUE CARVED WALNUTS

Lot 2: TWO ANTIQUE CARVED WALNUTS

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Description: The two antique walnuts were well preserved, and has carvings of many people on the surface. 19th century.

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A SET OF FRENCH WHITE MARBLE AND GILT BRONZE GARNITURE

Lot 3: A SET OF FRENCH WHITE MARBLE AND GILT BRONZE GARNITURE

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Description: Comprising a pair of en-suite five-stick candelabra, the clock shaped similar to clock tower, with two candle holders on the side.

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A ROLEX OYESTER SPEEDKING PRECISION WATCH

Lot 4: A ROLEX OYESTER SPEEDKING PRECISION WATCH

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Description: The stainless Rolex Oyster Speedking Precision watch has the serial number 6056.863469, with working self-winding mechanism and clock.

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A CHINESE CARVED IVORY CHESS SET

Lot 5: A CHINESE CARVED IVORY CHESS SET

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Description: The chess set feature full 32 pieces, carved in ivory depicting different Chinese figures, including the Eight Immortals, Emperor and Empress, castles, knights, and ministers, one side in natural color while the other side painted brown.

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A CARVED SHOUSHAN SOAPSTONE STAMP SEAL

Lot 6: A CARVED SHOUSHAN SOAPSTONE STAMP SEAL

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Description: Of rectangular form, the upper front section finely carved with two elders and two attendants climbing the mountain path beneath pine trees.The side carved with artist mark "ZHAO ZHIQIAN", and base carved with six Chinese characters.

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A SMALL TRIPOD CENSER

Lot 7: A SMALL TRIPOD CENSER

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Description: Of compressed globular form, the small gilt silver washer stands on three tall legs, rises to a body with flower and vine patterns, two lion mask handles, and everted rim. Bottom bears a one character "XUAN" mark.

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TWO DECORATED WOOD TABLE SCREENS AND ONE DECORATED WOOD TRAY

Lot 8: TWO DECORATED WOOD TABLE SCREENS AND ONE DECORATED WOOD TRAY

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Description: The larger table screen was carved in open works, decorated with mother of pearl to depict a landscape scene with house, river, trees, and rocks, the sides depicting flower vases, and bottom depicting flowers. The smaller table screen depicts five people in an outside setting, with clouds, trees, and flowers. The tray depicts a convoy of people in a beautiful landscape setting, all decorated with mother of pearls. Qing Dynasty period.

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A LARGE TIBETAN DECORATED AND GILT BRONZE GAHU BOX

Lot 9: A LARGE TIBETAN DECORATED AND GILT BRONZE GAHU BOX

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Description: The arch shaped Gahu box with a central frame, housed a Jambhala seated on square plinth, the front embossed with floral patterns and decorated with carved turquoise and lapis lazuli, the sides with two strap holders. 18th century.

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A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE TRIPOD CENSER

Lot 10: A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE TRIPOD CENSER

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Description: Of flattened globular form, supported on three short legs, the blue and white censer has a scene of water, village, and mountains on the body. Qing Dynasty period.

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A PAIR OF MINIATURE PORCELAIN DRUM STOOLS WITH LID

Lot 11: A PAIR OF MINIATURE PORCELAIN DRUM STOOLS WITH LID

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Description: Of drum shape, in teal ground, the miniature stool impressed with six panels on the body depicting flowers and butterflies, decorated with scrolling band of yellow and purple dots on top and bottom, completed with Chinese coin shaped lid. Republic period.

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A BLUE AND WHITE HU-FORM VASE

Lot 12: A BLUE AND WHITE HU-FORM VASE

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Description: Stands on flared foot, the body and foot painted with scrolling band of beast mask patterns, encompassing a pair of lug handles. Late Qing Dynasty period.

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A FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN BRUSHPOT

Lot 13: A FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN BRUSHPOT

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Description: Of cylindrical shape, enameled around the exterior with a scene that depicts a few scholars and a child gathered in a garden setting, a set of calligraphy and artist seal on the back, all reserved on an white ground with a four character "MAYUNXUAN" mark on the bottom. Republic period.

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A PAIR OF DOUCAI JARS WITH COVER

Lot 14: A PAIR OF DOUCAI JARS WITH COVER

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Description: Of tapering ovoid form, the body depicts chickens, birds, flowers, and trees in a wild setting, with different scrolling patterns on bottom, neck, and cover. The cover depicts blooming peony flowers, with the finial similar to a flower bulb. Six characters mark on the bottom. Qing Dynasty period.

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A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN LAMP ENCLOSURES

Lot 15: A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN LAMP ENCLOSURES

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Description: Thinly potted, each lamp enclosure is of globular shape, supported by a hollow stand. The smaller enclosure is painted with a lady with her attendant, reading a document scroll in the garden setting, with scrolling band patterns and calligraphy. The larger enclosure is painted with a bird on blooming peony flower branch, also with different scrolling band patterns and calligraphy. Hairline on the larger enclosure. Republic period.

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A FAMILLE ROSE AND GILT DECORATED RECTANGULAR VASE

Lot 16: A FAMILLE ROSE AND GILT DECORATED RECTANGULAR VASE

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Description: Of rectangular form, supported by a round foot ring, extends to waisted neck and everted rim, the vase has a pair of elephant mask ring handles on the side, with the body depicting blooming flowers and birds. Gilt decorated patterns cover the blue ground. Bottom bears six characters "GUANGXU" mark. Qing Dynasty period.

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A MOTHER OF PEARL DECORATED LACQUER STAND

Lot 17: A MOTHER OF PEARL DECORATED LACQUER STAND

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Description: Of square top with rounded edges, four curved legs extends from high shouldering skirt, attached to a similar square base, all decorated with mother of pearl depicting flower and vine patterns, bird patterns, and hexagonal patterns, each surface also decorated to depict terrace scene with people, pine trees, and houses. Age related loss of paint, mother of pearl. 19th century.

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A SET OF FOUR CARVED COCONUT WINE CUPS

Lot 18: A SET OF FOUR CARVED COCONUT WINE CUPS

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Description: Intricately carved, the wine cups made from coconut shells, with exterior carved in low relief of bamboo, trees, and flowers. Age related wear and slight damage. Qing Dynasty period.

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AN WESTERN STYLE LAMP

Lot 19: AN WESTERN STYLE LAMP

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Description: A finely made Western style lamp, depicting a beautiful maiden in dress showing slight skin, with one arm carrying flowers and the other hand holding the lamp. The color mostly in gold, with skins in cream color. 19th century.

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A HUANGHUALI BRUSHPOT

Lot 20: A HUANGHUALI BRUSHPOT

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Description: The Huanghuali brush pot is of slightly tapered cylindrical form and has an attractive grain. The base is fitted with a plug.Qing Dynasty period.

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A CARVED ZITAN BRUSHPOT

Lot 21: A CARVED ZITAN BRUSHPOT

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Description: Of tapering cylindrical form, finely carved in relief of bamboo, pine trees, and plum flower trees, with deep color and rich grains. Qing Dynasty period.

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A CARVED IVORY BRUSHPOT

Lot 22: A CARVED IVORY BRUSHPOT

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Description: Finely carved around the sides with continuous plants and bamboo, two silver frogs on the side, with four characters mark on the bottom.

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A BOXWOOD BRUSHPOT

Lot 23: A BOXWOOD BRUSHPOT

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Description: The Huangyangmu brush pot is of tapering cylindrical shape, with fine grains and rich color. It is completed with an en-suite plug.

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A CARVED BAMBOO FIGURE OF LIU HAI AND HIS TOAD

Lot 24: A CARVED BAMBOO FIGURE OF LIU HAI AND HIS TOAD

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Description: The group is well carved as the immortal Liu Hai wearing loosely draped robes seated sideways. With his left hand supporting his weight, his right hand holding a Chinese coin, tempting his three legged toad on the side. Four characters "FENGYINGGU" mark on the bottom.

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A CARVED HORSE HOOF BRUSH HOLDER

Lot 25: A CARVED HORSE HOOF BRUSH HOLDER

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Description: A brush holder carved from horse hoof, depicting an old man fishing under a tree next to a river. The carved scene also includes pine trees, cranes, river, and bow. Qing Dynasty Period

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A FAMILLE ROSE 'MOUNTAIN SCENE' BRUSHPOT

Lot 26: A FAMILLE ROSE 'MOUNTAIN SCENE' BRUSHPOT

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Description: Of cylindrical form, the brush pot depicts a mountain, river, and village scenery, with trees, villagers, and rocks scattered around. Four Chinese characters and artist mark on the top, and four characters "TONGZHI" mark on bottom. Qing Dynasty period.

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A BLUE AND WHITE MEIPING VASE

Lot 27: A BLUE AND WHITE MEIPING VASE

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Description: The body tapering from the high rounded shoulder to the gently spreading foot, covered on the exterior with a scene of kids playing around a fishing village setting, with river, fishermen, boats, and huts. Ming Dynasty period. Some cracks on the vase and base.

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A SET OF ELEVEN FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN WARES

Lot 28: A SET OF ELEVEN FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN WARES

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Description: The set includes ten porcelain bowls and one porcelain teapot. The bowls depict a celestial beauty flying through the clouds and spreading flowers from a flower basket, with Chinese calligraphy on the back and four characters mark on the bottom. The teapot depicts two children playing in a garden setting with a lady on the side, with four characters mark on the bottom. Republic period.

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A PAIR OF FLORIFORM DOUCAI BOWLS

Lot 29: A PAIR OF FLORIFORM DOUCAI BOWLS

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Description: The edge gilt and of flower petal shape, the side depicting flowers and plants, with scrolling bands of patterns on top and bottom. Four characters mark on the bottom. Republic period.

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A SET OF THREE SMALL FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN WARES

Lot 30: A SET OF THREE SMALL FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN WARES

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Description: The set includes a pair of square shaped brush washers and a rectangular shaped brush-pot. The rectangular brush washers depict four different mountains and river scenes, one on each side. The rectangular brush-pot depicts a bird in flowers setting, a mountain scene, and two calligraphy sections. Four characters "TONGZHI" mark on the bottom.

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A BLUE AND WHITE 'SCHOLARS' PLATE

Lot 31: A BLUE AND WHITE 'SCHOLARS' PLATE

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Description: Finely detailed with a double line on top of plate, with a scene of three scholars and an attendant conversing under a pine tree in the outdoors setting.

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A PAIR OF WUCAI 'DRAGON' BOWLS

Lot 32: A PAIR OF WUCAI 'DRAGON' BOWLS

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Description: Finely glazed in teal ground on the exterior with key-fret patterns, the interior depicts a five-clawed dragon flying in the clouds, with a band of treasure pattern on the top of the bowl rim. Four character "QIANLONG" mark on the bottom.

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A PAIR OF GRISAILLE PAINTED SQUARE CUPS

Lot 33: A PAIR OF GRISAILLE PAINTED SQUARE CUPS

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Description: The exteriors of this pair of grisaille painted square cups were painted with a landscape scene using grisaille painting. Both the interiors and the bases were glazed in turquoise color and each bears a six character "JIAQING" mark. Qing Dynasty period.

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A SMALL CLOISONNE

Lot 34: A SMALL CLOISONNE "CARP" WASHER

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Description: The body depicts large carps swimming in river, surrounded by lotus flowers and petals. Bottom is of teal color, and bears four character "QIANLONG" mark. Qing Dynasty period.

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A CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE

Lot 35: A CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE "DRAGONS" CANDY COVERED BOX

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Description: This covered box depicts two dragons chasing after a sacred pearl amidst of floating clouds. A similar pair of dragons is also depicted on the outside wall of the base. The interior was divided into five separated compartments, each decorated with a famille rose flower branch. The base bears a mark of four Chinese characters. Qing Dynasty period.

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A RARE DOUCAI CUP

Lot 36: A RARE DOUCAI CUP

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Description: Enameled on the exterior with a continuous band of conjoined scrolling tendril patterns, Ruyi patterns, and key-fret patterns, the bottom bears double ring mark and six character "YONGZHENG" mark.

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A SET OF EIGHTEEN PAINTED IVORY ARHATS

Lot 37: A SET OF EIGHTEEN PAINTED IVORY ARHATS

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Description: The set includes eighteen seated Arhats, each with different and life-like expressions, holding different Buddhistic instruments, wearing different cloths, colored with details, completed with attached original wooden stand. 19th Century.

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A CHINESE CARVED HORNBILL SKULL

Lot 38: A CHINESE CARVED HORNBILL SKULL

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Description: This hornbill skull carving retains its original shape and color. At the front of the skull, a scene of two scholars sitting under a pine tree was carved, and a small turquoise bead is being held at the front of the beak. Qing Dynasty period.

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A STONE CARVED MYTHICAL BEASTS CENSER

Lot 39: A STONE CARVED MYTHICAL BEASTS CENSER

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Description: The Qingtian stone carved censer is composed of many different beasts, including dragon masks with beast feet stand, elephant head handles with rings, Chilong climbing near the body, and a mythical beast on the very top of the lid. Cloud patterns and fortune patterns engraved on rest of the censer.

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A WHITE JADE 'DEER AND LOTUS' WASHER

Lot 40: A WHITE JADE 'DEER AND LOTUS' WASHER

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Description: Carved in the form of a lotus leaf with the edges slightly curled up, delicate veins spreading elegantly to the tip, gradually forming into a deer's head , the semi-translucent stone of even white color with some russet inclusions. Qing Qianlong Dynasty period.Provenance: Provided by descendant of Aisin-Gioro Pujie

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A JADE CARVED LOTUS AND 'DRAGONFLY' WASHER

Lot 41: A JADE CARVED LOTUS AND 'DRAGONFLY' WASHER

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Description: Well carved and well hollowed, the washer depicts upcurved lotus leaf, a stem of bud across the top, and a dragonfly on the side, the stone of smooth and creamy color with hint of green and occasional russet. 18th century. A similar brush washer with almost identical dimension (Length 15 cm) is illustrated in "Jade: Ch'ing Dynasty Treasures from the National Museum of History, Taiwan", Taiwan, 1997, pp. 111, no. 49.

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AN INK ON PAPER PAINTING 'LYCHEE AND GRASSHOPPER' BY QI BAISHI

Lot 42: AN INK ON PAPER PAINTING 'LYCHEE AND GRASSHOPPER' BY QI BAISHI

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Description: Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper. Signed Sanbaishiyin Fuweng Qi Baishi Zuo, with one seal of the artist, Mu Ren, and one collector's seal. Provenance: Sotheby's New York, November 29, 1993, Lot 134此拍品曾經在紐約蘇富比 一九九三年十一月二十九日拍賣 拍賣號134

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A FRAMED LETTER BY QI BAISHI

Lot 43: A FRAMED LETTER BY QI BAISHI

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Description: A letter with five lines of Chinese characters written by Qi Baishi to "Youmei", with artist signature Qi Baishi and mark on bottom left.

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A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE 'CRANES' VASES

Lot 44: A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE 'CRANES' VASES

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Description: A pair of Republic famille rose vase, depicting an ocean side scene with groups of cranes, looking or flying towards the sun. Chinese calligraphy and artist mark on the side, and a two characters "YUNSHAN" mark on the bottom. Republic period.

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A BLUE AND WHITE 'FLOWERS' VASE

Lot 45: A BLUE AND WHITE 'FLOWERS' VASE

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Description: Of compressed globular form, the vase stands on ring foot, with slightly lipped rim. Peony flower scroll patterns on the vase body, with Ruyi patterns on top. Comes with stand.

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A PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE 'CRANES' SMALL JARS WITH COVERS

Lot 46: A PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE 'CRANES' SMALL JARS WITH COVERS

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Description: Of ovoid shape, the exterior depicts flying cranes amidst clouds, below Ruyi-cloud band, the bottom left unglazed. Ming Dynasty period.

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A BLUE AND WHITE 'LOTUS FLOWERS' BOWL

Lot 47: A BLUE AND WHITE 'LOTUS FLOWERS' BOWL

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Description: Finely potted with rounded sides rising to a slightly flared rim, the exterior painted with scrolling lotus flowers and vines, the interior painted with a basket of flowers and branches, all with crackle design. Ming Dynasty period.

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A PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE 'PEOPLE' BOWLS

Lot 48: A PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE 'PEOPLE' BOWLS

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Description: The deep rounded sides painted with people in garden setting, with flowers, trees, and stones, the interior painted with a man standing next to pine trees, the bottom bears four characters mark. Ming Dynasty period.

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A BLUE AND WHITE 'FLOWERS' JAR WITH COVER

Lot 49: A BLUE AND WHITE 'FLOWERS' JAR WITH COVER

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Description: The body tapering from rounded shoulder, stands on a flat base on top of a carved wood stand. Exterior depicts patches of blooming flowers, scrolling Ruyi patterns, and scrolling rectangular patterns, with en-suite cover. Ming Dynasty period.

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AN OVERLAY PURPLE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 50: AN OVERLAY PURPLE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: Of flattened ovoid form rising from flat ring foot, Buddhistic items, Buddha, and longevity characters overlay on top of purple color glass body, capped with agate stopper. 19th century.

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