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Auction Description for I.M. Chait: ASIAN ART, ANTIQUES & ESTATES AUCTION
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Chinese, Japanese and Korean furniture, decorations and furnishings from Laguna Beach and New York City Collections; Numerous Chinese and Japanese scrolls from various Southern California Collections; The contents of a West Hollywood Estate containing antique Asian, art glass, snuff bottles, etc; Antique and Early 20th Century ivories and jades collected in the 1950's and 1960's; Southeast Asian antiques including: wood, marble and bronze; together with Pre-Columbian pottery from several California Collections;
Sale Notes:
April 9 - 13, 11am - 5pm or by appointment.

ASIAN ART, ANTIQUES & ESTATES AUCTION (586 Lots)

by I.M. Chait


586 lots with images

April 14, 2013

Live Auction

Beverly Hills, CA, USA

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Two Chinese Lacquer Eyeglass Cases

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Description: Two Chinese Lacquer Eyeglass Cases Two antique Chinese lacquer eyeglass cases; each of somewhat flattened ovoid form: the larger black, the smaller reddish brown (small flaws) the small with translucent jade/hardstone bi; L: 7" (larger)

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Two Chinese Blue & White Porcelains

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Description: Two Chinese Blue & White Porcelains Two Chinese blue and white porcelains: old double figure joss stick holder, with two standing figures; and an antique coupe with reverse florals in Kangxi-style; H: 6 1/4" (taller)

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6 Antique Imari Porcelain Fish Dishes

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Description: 6 Antique Imari Porcelain Fish Dishes 6 pieces antique Japanese Imari porcelain dishes; each of fish form including: set of 6 with 6-character marks, and one larger (one tail off); L: 4 1/2" (largest)

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Two Antique Thai Gilt Wood Attendants

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Description: Two Antique Thai Gilt Wood Attendants Two antique Thai carved and gold lacquered wood attendants: one kneeling deity wearing a hat; the other a man, somewhat kneeling, each with many mirrored "jewels" (some usual wear, one hand gone); H: 8" (taller)

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Chinese Porcelain Dish & Glass Vase

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Description: Chinese Porcelain Dish & Glass Vase Chinese Qianlong-style porcelain dish, with design of butterflies among grape vines, seal mark; together with an inside painted glass faceted vase, baluster form with design of cranes in a landscape with pine, signed and with seals; H: 8 3/4" (taller)

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Two Various Antique Japanese Porcelains

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Description: Two Various Antique Japanese Porcelains Two antique Japanese porcelains: Kutani jar, of ovoid form with raised rim and floral panels with bird (crack and feet ground); together with a polychromed Imari porcelain dish, of foliate form with floral and butterfly motifs around a central flowering precious vessel (rim chip); both Circa 1900; D: 12 1/4" (larger)

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Small Tibetan/Nepalese Bronze Buddha

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Description: Small Tibetan/Nepalese Bronze Buddha Small Tibetan or Nepalese white bronze figure of Buddha; seated in lotus posture atop a stylized lotus pedestal, holding a vessel in one hand, the other hand in mudra, 6-character mark on back; H: 4 1/4"

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Group Indonesian/Southeast Asian Bronzes

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Description: Group Indonesian/Southeast Asian Bronzes Group of 3 Indonesian or Southeast Asian bronzes; each depicting a group of stylized figures: in a boat; gathered around a bowl; and playing instruments(?); L: 6 1/2" (largest), some wood stands

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Large Antique Brown Glazed Saké Jar

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Description: Large Antique Brown Glazed Saké Jar Large antique brown glazed saké jar; of globular form with rounded rim, fan-shaped panel with inscription to shoulder (chips and crack), Circa 1900; H: 13", wood stand

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Two Antique Chinese Carved Wood Figures

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Description: Two Antique Chinese Carved Wood Figures Two antique Chinese carved wood figures: polychromed Guanyin standing atop an unusual base, wearing long robes and crown, holding her bottle (chipped fingers); and a seated Immortal-type temple figure with hands joined in front (flaws); H: 19 1/2" (taller)

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Antique Chinese Carved Wood Figure

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Description: Antique Chinese Carved Wood Figure Antique Chinese carved wood figure; standing with a lotus flower over one shoulder, and carrying a bird in his other hand (some wear, flaws), late 19th Century; H: 11"

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Two Various Japanese Porcelain Dishes

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Description: Two Various Japanese Porcelain Dishes Two Japanese porcelain dishes: Double Phoenix oval serving platter with landscape scene; and antique Kutani foliate rimmed, rectangular serving dish with foliate motifs (minor wear), late 19th Century; L: 16 1/2" (larger)

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Large Framed Landscape Lithograph

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Description: Large Framed Landscape Lithograph Large lithograph depicting a mountainous landscape with pine: entitled "Ponderosa Trail", signed illegibly and numbered 190/250; 18 3/4" x 31"

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Chinese Paper Landscape Scroll

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Description: Chinese Paper Landscape Scroll Chinese ink and colors on paper scroll; depicting a landscape with rockery among grass, a stream at the base, inscription and seal mark (lightly toned); 39" x 10"

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Chinese Paper Scroll: Reclining Beauty

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Description: Chinese Paper Scroll: Reclining Beauty Chinese ink and colors on paper scroll; depicting a beauty laying among rockery and flowering plants, a fan at her side, inscription and seal marks; 35" x 16"

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Chinese Paper Scroll: Rooster & Flowers

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Description: Chinese Paper Scroll: Rooster & Flowers Chinese ink and colors on paper scroll; depicting a rooster beneath blossoming branches, inscription and seal mark; 53" x 13"

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Two Various

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Description: Two Various "Jeweled" Necklaces Two "jeweled" necklaces; each gilt metal: one with a faceted oval tanzanite-like blue pendant bordered by faceted round white "jewels"; the other with oval links and set with emerald-like faceted ovals and faceted round white "jewels"; L: 16" (longer)

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Japanese Ceramic Bowl & Pottery Owl

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Description: Japanese Ceramic Bowl & Pottery Owl Japanese Shozo Tanigawa glazed tea bowl, of globular form, seal mark; together with a brass and copper mounted pottery owl; L: 7" (larger)

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Group of Various Jewelry Items

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Description: Group of Various Jewelry Items Group of various jewelry: bone bead necklace with openwork carved pendant; necklace of openwork carved bone beads; carved ivory elephant pendant with "jeweled" mount (losses); necklace comprised of polished gemstone pebble cabochons; carved figural seed bead and coral bat pendant; pair amber-like pendant earrings; pair glass pendant earrings; and carved jade or hardstone pendant; L: 15" (longest)

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Two Early Chinese Glazed Bowls

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Description: Two Early Chinese Glazed Bowls Two early Chinese bowls: blue and white with simple bands at the foot and rim, late Ming Dynasty; together with celadon glazed, probably Yuan Dynasty; D: 5 1/4" (larger)

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Antique Bowl, Wood Stands & Daruma Box

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Description: Antique Bowl, Wood Stands & Daruma Box Antique Chinese Famille Rose porcelain bowl, with florals to the exterior; 4 old wood stands, various forms; and an antique carved wood Daruma-form tobacco box (wear); D: 6 1/4" (largest)

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Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Brushpot

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Description: Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Brushpot Large Chinese, Qianlong-style blue and white porcelain brushpot: cylindrical with continuous landscape design with figures and dwellings among pine, seal mark; H: 8 3/4"

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Three Various Asian Wood Carvings

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Description: Three Various Asian Wood Carvings Three various wood carvings: Balinese nude woman crouching on a rock; Chinese boy seated on a buffalo in repose (chipped horn); and a circular plaque with relief of an equestrian figure and standard bearer (chip); D: 12" (larger)

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Watercolor by Poon & Etching by Cowan

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Description: Watercolor by Poon & Etching by Cowan Watercolor on silk by Poon Tai To (Chinese, b. 1946), depicting a colorful landscape with male and female deer, signed and with seal mark, artist's biography on reverse; together with a signed etching lithography by Alec Cowan (British, b. 1909), of a ferris wheel on the shore, signed, titled and numbered 14/65; 12 1/2" x 18 1/2" (larger), each framed

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Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Vase

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Description: Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Vase Chinese Famille Rose porcelain vase; ovoid form with flared rim and with design of figures in a garden near a pavilion, calligraphy to verso, seal mark (restored); H: 9"

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Pair Gorham Silver Plated Candle Holders

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Description: Pair Gorham Silver Plated Candle Holders Pair American, Gorham silver plated candle stick holders; of somewhat fluted design with some decorative scrollwork; H: 11" (each)

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Two Old Chinese Soapstone Carvings

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Description: Two Old Chinese Soapstone Carvings Two old Chinese soapstone carvings: tall vase with high relief and openwork flowers and foliage to the front, unusual scrolling handles to each side; and a delicately openwork carved group of grape vines with foliage and fruit clusters; soapstone stand to each; L: 10 1/4" (larger)

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Three Various Old Glass Decanters

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Description: Three Various Old Glass Decanters Three old glass decanters: pair clear of unusual crimped concave form, each with round finial stopper; together with a square form with green color fading to clear toward the base, clear faceted stopper (minor wear to each); H: 12 3/4" (tallest)

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Group of Various Antique Porcelains

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Description: Group of Various Antique Porcelains Group of antique Chinese and Japanese porcelains, including: two Famille Rose boxes: rectangular with florals, copper mounts; and circular with figures, double happiness and floral; 3 foliate dishes: blue and white with landscape medallion; Famille Verte with blossoms; and similar larger yellow ground; and mirror black-type glazed dish with blue and white reserve of rabbits, 4-character mark; D: 7 3/4" (largest)

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Group Older Chinese Cut Paper Scenes

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Description: Group Older Chinese Cut Paper Scenes Box of older Chinese cut paper scenes; each depicting a figure in various paper colors; totaling approx. 86 pieces; L: 7 1/2"

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Two Unopened Old Liquor Bottles

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Description: Two Unopened Old Liquor Bottles Two unopened liquor bottles: Talleyrand VSOP Grande Fine Cognac; together with an old Haig & Haig Pinch Scotch whiskey; H: 9 1/4" (taller)

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Enameled Wave Crest Glass Powder Box

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Description: Enameled Wave Crest Glass Powder Box Early 20th Century glass powder box; of rounded square form with moulded swirling motif and with enameled florals to the hinged cover by Wave Crest (wear); L: 3 1/4"

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Chinese Cloisonné Egg & Porcelain Jar

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Description: Chinese Cloisonné Egg & Porcelain Jar Two Chinese items: Rose Medallion-type Famille Rose porcelain jar and cover, of flattened baluster form with courtship, bird and floral designs, lion finial; together with a Chinese blue ground cloisonné enamel egg with bird and florals, wood stand; H: 16" (taller)

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Group of 7 Old & Antique Porcelain Dishes

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Description: Group of 7 Old & Antique Porcelain Dishes Group of 7 porcelain foliate dishes: 4 old Japanese with leaf designs on blue grounds, seal marks; together with 3 antique Imari with enameled scrolling foliage designs around a central blue and white floral medallion, circular marks; D: 9 3/4" (largest)

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Group of Items: 3 Brushpots & Figure

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Description: Group of Items: 3 Brushpots & Figure Group of various items: carved wood standing figure of Guanyin holding her overturned bottle; and 3 brushpots: carved bamboo with lotus flowers in relief, 4 characters to verso; octagonal hardwood with relief carved figural panels; and composition with contesting phoenix and dragon (some flaws); H: 8" (tallest)

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Two Older Asian Porcelain Figures

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Description: Two Older Asian Porcelain Figures Two older porcelain figures: Japanese blue and white Kannon, standing in long robes and veil, holding a scroll, early 20th Century; together with a Chinese white porcelain Guanyin, standing atop lotus and waves and holding a lotus; H: 16" (taller)

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Antique Japanese Pottery Figural Group

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Description: Antique Japanese Pottery Figural Group Antique Japanese pottery group; depicting 2 of the 7 Gods of Good Fortune, Daikoku seated on 3 bales and Ebisu seated with a large fish, both on a boat, probably Bizen ware, (chips and losses), Circa 1900; L: 12 1/2"

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Ten Antique Chinese Porcelain Saucers

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Description: Ten Antique Chinese Porcelain Saucers Collection of 10, antique Provincial Chinese Export-type porcelain saucers/sauce dishes, mostly 18th Century, all excavated in Bali, Indonesia: 4 blue and white with scrolling and stylized floral motifs; 5 with coral red character-type designs; and one with pink flowers and foliage; D: 3 1/2" (largest)

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Group of Chinese Books & Catalogs

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Description: Group of Chinese Books & Catalogs Group of Chinese books on various subjects, including: ceramics, jewelry, paintings; and some Christie's catalogs (usual wear); L: 11" (largest)

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Group of Various Ivory Carvings

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Description: Group of Various Ivory Carvings Group of various ivory carvings, including: 2 old ivory letter openers, each with openwork elephant motifs (chips); small African carved figural bust; and Chinese ivory-like composition snuff bottle with celestial beauties; L: 7" (longest)

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Two Chinese Cloisonné Enamel Jars

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Description: Two Chinese Cloisonné Enamel Jars Two Chinese cloisonné enamel jars: one with all over precious vessels and Buddhist objects; the other with panels of precious vessels on white patterned ground, cloisonné seal marks to each (minor flaws); H: 7 3/4" (each)

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Pre-Columbian Beads & Small Figure

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Description: Pre-Columbian Beads & Small Figure Group of Pre-Columbian pottery items: 6 unusual beads, each moulded into various shapes, one with organic scrolling designs; a small kneeling figure with a vessel strapped to his back; L: 10" (larger)

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Antique Japanese Champlevé Enamel Vase

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Description: Antique Japanese Champlevé Enamel Vase Antique Japanese champlevé enamel on bronze vase; baluster form with bands of florals and archaistic scrolling motifs, two animal head handles (minor flaws), Circa 1900; H: 11 1/2"

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Large Rose Medallion-Type Porcelain Basin

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Description: Large Rose Medallion-Type Porcelain Basin Large Chinese Rose Medallion-type, Famille Rose porcelain basin; with birds, butterfly and flower motifs, the interior with florals and Buddhist emblems, seal mark; L: 22"

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Pair Antique Chinese Blue & White Bowls

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Description: Pair Antique Chinese Blue & White Bowls Pair antique Chinese blue and white "kitchen Qing" porcelain bowls; each with wide flared rim and with abstract floral motifs, possibly from undersea excavation (discoloring and glaze wear and chip to one), late 17th Century; D: 6 1/4" (each)

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Chinese Oil Painting: Cityscape

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Description: Chinese Oil Painting: Cityscape Western-style Chinese oil on canvas or fabric painting; depicting a brightly colored cityscape with figures walking near a river, 2-character inscribed signature; 19 1/2" x 15 1/2", framed

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Two Various Chinese Glazed Ceramics

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Description: Two Various Chinese Glazed Ceramics Two Chinese porcelains: antique circular dish with colorful enameled phoenix perched on rockery among flowers, 2-character mark; together with a Jun-style Qing-type monochrome glazed porcelain bowl, bluish-grey color with everted rim, 6-character mark; D: 8" (larger)

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Old Japanese Appliqué Folding Mirror

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Description: Old Japanese Appliqué Folding Mirror Early 20th Century Japanese folding mirror: one side with carved and appliqué polychrome shell and bone scene of barn yard fowl among flowers, the other side with mirror (chips); L: 14 1/2"

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Bronze Money God & Champlevé Vase

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Description: Bronze Money God & Champlevé Vase Sino-Tibetan or Nepalese bronze money god: seated on a lotus pedestal and holding a tael in one hand, a rodent in the other (wear); together with a Circa 1900, Japanese champlevé enamel, archaistic bronze cabinet vase with lion handles and floral motifs; H: 6" (taller)

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Two Ancient Oil Lamps: Bronze & Pottery

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Description: Two Ancient Oil Lamps: Bronze & Pottery Two ancient oil lamps: bronze of decorative form (handle missing); and ovoid form pottery; L: 4" (larger)

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