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Auction Description for Leland Little: Fine & Decorative Arts

Fine & Decorative Arts

by Leland Little

Platinum House

667 lots with images

March 15, 2014

Live Auction

620 Cornerstone Court

Hillsborough, NC, 27278 USA

Phone: 919.644.1243

Fax: 919.644.1245

Email: info@llauctions.com

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Chinese Bisque Porcelain Head of the Buddha

Lot 216: Chinese Bisque Porcelain Head of the Buddha

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Description: Chinese Bisque Porcelain Head of the Buddhaearly 20th century, molded head with serene expression, with custom hardwood electrified stand.Head 11 in.; DOA 13.5 in.Estate of Henry Marcelle, Westport, CT Mr. Marcelle was a Sinclair Oil Corp. executive, first hired in 1922. He acquired these lots while traveling for business in China and Japan from the late 1930s through the 1950s.Some scattered scuffing and light marks.

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Chinese Bronze Buffalo & Attendant Sculpture

Lot 217: Chinese Bronze Buffalo & Attendant Sculpture

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Description: Chinese Bronze Buffalo & Attendant Sculpturelate 19th century, cast bronze in three parts mounted atop a hand-hollowed stepped hardwood base, unmarked, depicting a man with tattooed thighs restraining a buffalo.12 x 14.75 x 8 in.Estate of Henry Marcelle, Westport, CT Mr. Marcelle was a Sinclair Oil Corp. executive, first hired in 1922. He acquired these lots while traveling for business in China and Japan from the late 1930s through the 1950s.

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Chinese Bronze Jardiniere

Lot 218: Chinese Bronze Jardiniere

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Description: Chinese Bronze Jardinierelate 19th century, the upper decorative band featuring nine dragons in high relief, the lower decorative band featuring two pairs of dueling dragons with pearls, marked on the underside.6.5 x 8.25 in. diameterEstate of Henry Marcelle, Westport, CT Mr. Marcelle was a Sinclair Oil Corp. executive, first hired in 1922. He acquired these lots while traveling for business in China and Japan from the late 1930s through the 1950s.

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Pair of Large Chinese Ox Blood Vases

Lot 219: Pair of Large Chinese Ox Blood Vases

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Description: Pair of Large Chinese Ox Blood Vasesearly 20th century, bulbous form, narrow necks flare to form a wide mouth.13.75 in.Estate of Henry Marcelle, Westport, CT Mr. Marcelle was a Sinclair Oil Corp. executive, first hired in 1922. He acquired these lots while traveling for business in China and Japan from the late 1930s through the 1950s.Overall crazing; significant chips to the underside; both drilled for lamps.

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Chinese Bronze and Cloisonne Lidded Urn

Lot 220: Chinese Bronze and Cloisonne Lidded Urn

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Description: Chinese Bronze and Cloisonne Lidded Urnarchaistic style, late 19th - early 20th century, raised on three masked feet, foo dog handles and finial.14.5 in.Estate of Henry Marcelle, Westport, CT Mr. Marcelle was a Sinclair Oil Corp. executive, first hired in 1922. He acquired these lots while traveling for business in China and Japan from the late 1930s through the 1950s.Age-appropriate wear and minor chipping to the cloisonne; deeply toned brass elements.

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Pair of Archaistic Chinese Porcelain Vases

Lot 221: Pair of Archaistic Chinese Porcelain Vases

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Description: Pair of Archaistic Chinese Porcelain Vasescirca 1900, with molded and carved bands of gilt highlighted by geometric and longevity symbols against a pale blue glazed ground, the molded band separated by black glazed bands with pink and yellow borders, the neck with black ground and green lappets flanking a yellow band with stylized wave or floral sprays, ruyi motif to mouth, each with incised apocryphal Qianlong mark to base.7.25 in.Estate of Henry Marcelle, Westport, CT Mr. Marcelle was a Sinclair Oil Corp. executive, first hired in 1922. He acquired these lots while traveling for business in China and Japan from the late 1930s through the 1950s.No apparent condition concerns.

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Pair of Chinese Guardian Figures

Lot 222: Pair of Chinese Guardian Figures

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Description: Pair of Chinese Guardian Figuresfirst quarter 20th century, each of carved wood and molded wood with gesso and gilding, both figures stand atop a cloud form base on a conforming plinth.10.75 in.Estate of Henry Marcelle, Westport, CT Mr. Marcelle was a Sinclair Oil Corp. executive, first hired in 1922. He acquired these lots while traveling for business in China and Japan from the late 1930s through the 1950s.One with repaired break to ankle and wrap, the same with minor loss to helmet; both with minor chipping and rubbing.

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Chinese Famille Noir Biscuit Figure of an Immortal

Lot 223: Chinese Famille Noir Biscuit Figure of an Immortal

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Description: Chinese Famille Noir Biscuit Figure of an Immortal19th century, modeled as the Immortal Li Tiegua, one hand holding a double gourd, the other supporting a crutch, standing atop a rectangular plinth.11.75 in.See Christie's Sale 3515, lot 531, for a similar example.Estate of Henry Marcelle, Westport, CT Mr. Marcelle was a Sinclair Oil Corp. executive, first hired in 1922. He acquired these lots while traveling for business in China and Japan from the late 1930s through the 1950s.Some old repairs and minor loss.

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Chinese Bamboo Carving of Liu Hai & His Toad

Lot 224: Chinese Bamboo Carving of Liu Hai & His Toad

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Description: Chinese Bamboo Carving of Liu Hai & His Toad19th century or earlier, the smiling figure stands atop his three legged toad, well carved and with attractive warm brown patina.11.5 in.Estate of Henry Marcelle, Westport, CT Mr. Marcelle was a Sinclair Oil Corp. executive, first hired in 1922. He acquired these lots while traveling for business in China and Japan from the late 1930s through the 1950s.Missing three fingertips; several old stable age cracks.

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Pair of Chinese Buddhist Lions

Lot 225: Pair of Chinese Buddhist Lions

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Description: Pair of Chinese Buddhist Lionsfirst quarter 20th century, each seated on a rectangular base with "Tiger Skin" pattern sancai glaze, one lion rests a paw on a brocade ball and the other lion rests paw atop a small cub.10 in.Estate of Henry Marcelle, Westport, CT Mr. Marcelle was a Sinclair Oil Corp. executive, first hired in 1922. He acquired these lots while traveling for business in China and Japan from the late 1930s through the 1950s.One lion with undecorated eyes.

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Japanese Raised Gilt Lacquer Lobed Dish

Lot 226: Japanese Raised Gilt Lacquer Lobed Dish

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Description: Japanese Raised Gilt Lacquer Lobed DishMeiji period, signed on the underside, with a high scalloped rim, overall dark rust metallic ground with gilt decoration, the interior well showing a high relief falcon about to dispatch its prey.17 in. diameterEstate of Henry Marcelle, Westport, CT Mr. Marcelle was a Sinclair Oil Corp. executive, first hired in 1922. He acquired these lots while traveling for business in China and Japan from the late 1930s through the 1950s.A few barely noticeable chips to the lacquer; wear to the edge gilt; moderate age cracks, especially to the underside of the rim.

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Large Japanese Porcelain Charger

Lot 227: Large Japanese Porcelain Charger

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Description: Large Japanese Porcelain ChargerMeiji period, signed on the underside, overall decorated with a traditional color scheme accented by gilt highlights, the interior presents a dramatic rendering of a kneeling warrior with his shield.18 in. diameterEstate of Henry Marcelle, Westport, CT Mr. Marcelle was a Sinclair Oil Corp. executive, first hired in 1922. He acquired these lots while traveling for business in China and Japan from the late 1930s through the 1950s.Examined under black light and no apparent issues.

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Pair of Japanese Satsuma Vases

Lot 228: Pair of Japanese Satsuma Vases

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Description: Pair of Japanese Satsuma VasesMeiji period, with of elongated ovoid form with applied Buddhist lion mask handles, decorated with brocade style bands, the central band featuring various antiques in raised gilding and enamels.9.5 in.Estate of Henry Marcelle, Westport, CT Mr. Marcelle was a Sinclair Oil Corp. executive, first hired in 1922. He acquired these lots while traveling for business in China and Japan from the late 1930s through the 1950s.No apparent condition concerns.

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Six Japanese Satsuma Cabinet Items

Lot 229: Six Japanese Satsuma Cabinet Items

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Description: Six Japanese Satsuma Cabinet ItemsMeiji period, including a jar with cover (2.75 in.); vase (3 7/8 in.); censor with white metal cover (3 in); hexagonal bowl (2 x 5 in.); low bowl (1.75 x 5 in. diameter); and low bowl (1.5 x 4 in. diameter) (old chip to rim).Estate of Henry Marcelle, Westport, CT Mr. Marcelle was a Sinclair Oil Corp. executive, first hired in 1922. He acquired these lots while traveling for business in China and Japan from the late 1930s through the 1950s.

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Japanese Satsuma Urn with Cover

Lot 230: Japanese Satsuma Urn with Cover

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Description: Japanese Satsuma Urn with CoverMeiji period, the cover with Buddhist lion finial, the urn with Buddhist lion handles, the body hand-painted with figural scene to one side and Ikebana arrangement with antiques to the verso, raised on three lion mask legs.9.75 in.Estate of Henry Marcelle, Westport, CT Mr. Marcelle was a Sinclair Oil Corp. executive, first hired in 1922. He acquired these lots while traveling for business in China and Japan from the late 1930s through the 1950s.

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Three Chinese Snuff Bottles

Lot 231: Three Chinese Snuff Bottles

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Description: Three Chinese Snuff Bottlesthe first of white jade carved with a koi fish on one side (3 in.) (repair to the stopper); the second with an overall inside painted battle scene (3.75 in.) (minor scuffs to outer surfaces); the third a cobalt glass flask with white bird and wreath (3.75 in.) (replaced brass stopper; overall wear).2.5 in.Private Collection, Pennsylvania

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Asian Red Lacquered Trunk

Lot 232: Asian Red Lacquered Trunk

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Description: Asian Red Lacquered Trunkearly 20th century, allover with gilt decoration featuring dragons and floral clusters, brass hinges and side handles, lid interior with calligraphic inscription, and later "Colony" retail label.17 x 35 x 24 in.Some peeling and cracking.

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Chinese Export Porcelain Bowl, Rose Mandarin

Lot 233: Chinese Export Porcelain Bowl, Rose Mandarin

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Description: Chinese Export Porcelain Bowl, Rose Mandarin18th century, exterior fully decorated with three figural vignettes, interior with fruit and floral border centered with figural vignette, raised on short ring foot.4.75 x 11.25 in.Elizabeth R. Daniel, Gooseneck Antiques, Chapel Hill, NC (purchased in 1967)No condition problems.

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Satsuma Medallion Belt with Bracelet and Brooches

Lot 234: Satsuma Medallion Belt with Bracelet and Brooches

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Description: Satsuma Medallion Belt with Bracelet and Broochesfour pieces from the Meiji and Taisho period to include: the belt composed of round and shaped hand-painted porcelain and gold tone metal medallions joined with double link chain, signed (LOA 30.5 in.); one round porcelain brooch with a courtesan scene (2 in.); one oval brooch with finely painted dragon on porcelain (2 x 2.5 in.); the bracelet composed of round painted porcelain discs connected with a double gold link chain, each marked with Satsuma crest (6.75 in.).From the Estate of a Retired Professor

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Chinese Porcelain Moon Flask

Lot 235: Chinese Porcelain Moon Flask

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Description: Chinese Porcelain Moon Flaskthe base with an apocryphal Qianlong seal in blue underglaze, two applied serpent form handles on the shoulder, allover decoration anchored by two dragons on each side.19.25 in.No apparent condition concerns.

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Kiyoshi Saito (Jap., 1907-1997),

Lot 236: Kiyoshi Saito (Jap., 1907-1997), "Nishino-Kyo"

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Description: Kiyoshi Saito (Jap., 1907-1997), "Nishino-Kyo"woodblock, signed in the image, pencil notations along lower edge read "Nishino - Kyo Nara 51/100 / 1963," matted and framed under glass, retains a label on the verso reading "self carved self printed / Kiyoshi Saito."SS 15.5 x 21.25 in.; DOA 22.5 x 28 in.

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Six Japanese Woodblock Prints of Kabuki Actors

Lot 237: Six Japanese Woodblock Prints of Kabuki Actors

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Description: Six Japanese Woodblock Prints of Kabuki Actorsthe first print signed by Kuniaki (1835-1888), showing a samurai being attacked; three (3) warrior prints signed by Kunichika (1835-1900) and carrying Toshidama seal; two (2) unidentified warrior prints. The prints are (or sometimes were) tipped to larger blank sheets.Varying, approximately 9.5 x 14 in.Age-appropriate toning; splits and chipping to the mounts; some minor creasing to the prints.

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Ten Japanese Woodblock Prints by Toyokune III

Lot 238: Ten Japanese Woodblock Prints by Toyokune III

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Description: Ten Japanese Woodblock Prints by Toyokune III19th century, all depict Kabuki actors, three prints carry the Toshidama seal, most of the prints are tipped onto a larger sheet.Prints average 9.5 x 14 in.Age-appropriate toning; overall very good condition.

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Six Japanese Woodblocks of Samurai Kabuki Actors

Lot 239: Six Japanese Woodblocks of Samurai Kabuki Actors

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Description: Six Japanese Woodblocks of Samurai Kabuki Actors19th century, the first four prints are signed by Yoshikazu and carry a kiri seal by the artist's name; the remaining two prints by an unidentified artist are panels from a diptych or triptych showing a court scene.The prints average 14 x 9.5 in.

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Elizabeth Keith (Br., 1887-1956),

Lot 240: Elizabeth Keith (Br., 1887-1956), "Forbidden..."

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Description: Elizabeth Keith (Br., 1887-1956), "Forbidden...""...City Gate, Peking," woodblock print, published in 1935, pencil signed in image at lower right, matted and framed. SS 10 1/8 x 15 1/8 in.; DOA 16 x 20.75 in.Fading and toning to sheet.

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Japanese Figural Scroll Painting

Lot 241: Japanese Figural Scroll Painting

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Description: Japanese Figural Scroll Painting20th century, signed with seal, watercolor on fabric, possibly silk, laid to a brocade mat, the scene depicts a happy elderly warrior beholding a swathed infant in his arms. Presented behind glass in a gilt wooden frame.DOA 84 x 24 in.Light, even aging with minor stains. Overall good condition.

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Chinese Silk Triptych Painting

Lot 242: Chinese Silk Triptych Painting

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Description: Chinese Silk Triptych Painting19th century, three scenes from a poem are presented behind glass in a linen mat, the whole cased in a wooden frame with gilt highlights. Each picture is accompanied by text, the two peripheral images depict outdoor laborers while the central painting shows fashionable Chinese ladies approached by European-looking children. One of the youngsters, in fact, appears to be carrying a small Dutch flag.DOA 15.5 x 41.25 in.A few minor stains; not examined out of frame.

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Two Chinese Scroll Paintings

Lot 243: Two Chinese Scroll Paintings

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Description: Two Chinese Scroll Paintingsthe first of ink and colors on paper, depicting two parrots on blooming branches with rocky outcropping below, calligraphy inscription and three red seal marks (painting 65 x 18 in.); the second of ink and colors on paper, depicting two roosters in a fall landscape with chrysanthemums and fall leaves, calligraphy inscription and with two red seal marks (painting 65 x 18 in.).Collection of Mrs. Marjorie Garrett, Fleetwood, NCBoth with some toning and scattered minor staining.

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Monumental Japanese Imari Charger

Lot 244: Monumental Japanese Imari Charger

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Description: Monumental Japanese Imari Charger19th century, traditional cobalt and iron red paints with gilt highlights, central reserve with potted floral arrangement, two scenes of children at play under a cherry tree, scrolled floral patterns on the underside.24.5 in. diameterModerate wear to the gilt; two hairline fractures, one 4 in. and the other 2 in.

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Pair of Japanese Porcelain Planters

Lot 245: Pair of Japanese Porcelain Planters

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Description: Pair of Japanese Porcelain Planterslate 19th - early 20th century, allover blue and white decoration interspersed with a few green leaves, the scenes depicted are of birds among peonies.9.5 in.A very few hairlines to both; repaired 3 x 4 in. break to the side of one pot.

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Chinese Porcelain Lidded Ink Stone

Lot 246: Chinese Porcelain Lidded Ink Stone

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Description: Chinese Porcelain Lidded Ink Stoneebonized ware, raised dragon motifs allover, cartouche and signatures to lower right, well and brush rest in center.7.5 x 9 in.Abrasions to the underside from normal use.

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Japanese Bronze Ikebana and Candlestick

Lot 247: Japanese Bronze Ikebana and Candlestick

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Description: Japanese Bronze Ikebana and Candlesticklate Meiji, the flower arranger with a prominent signature on one leg, the top section telescopes into the lower one (HOA 12.5 in.) (intact with pleasing patina); the pricket candlestick cast as a crane holding a lotus blossom while standing upon a dragon-like turtle which in turn hosts a smaller, more conventional animal (11.5 in.) (mellow old patina; numerous repairs visible at joints).11.5 in.

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Set of Three Japanese Arita Porcelain Chargers

Lot 248: Set of Three Japanese Arita Porcelain Chargers

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Description: Set of Three Japanese Arita Porcelain Chargerslate 19th century, graduated sizes, unsigned, decorated with schematic landscapes in blue and white glaze, the platters stored in a custom wooden box with a label on its lid.14.25 in.; 13.25 in.; 12.25 in.No apparent condition concerns.

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Japanese Lacquer Cabinet on Stand

Lot 249: Japanese Lacquer Cabinet on Stand

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Description: Japanese Lacquer Cabinet on StandMeiji period, diminutive form, allover black lacquer with heavily raised gilt landscapes and botanical paintings, hinged and sliding doors, two drawers and open areas.34.25 x 23 x 12 in.Some elements re-glued; chipping to extremities.

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Large Chinese Archaic-Style Chilong Bi Disc

Lot 250: Large Chinese Archaic-Style Chilong Bi Disc

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Description: Large Chinese Archaic-Style Chilong Bi Disc19th - 20th century, pale beige stone (possibly jade) with light russet infusions, carved with nine crawling dragons and pierced in the center.10 5/8 in. diameterTwo thin hairlines do not appear on both sides and are likely original as made.

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Chinese Carved Wooden Figure of an Official

Lot 251: Chinese Carved Wooden Figure of an Official

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Description: Chinese Carved Wooden Figure of an Officialelaborate red polychrome and gilt decoration allover, the man seated upon a bench with a footstool, he holds a ruyi scepter and three stacked bowls.12 in.Chips to extremities; age crack to the base; overall very good condition.

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Chinese Carved Wooden Official

Lot 252: Chinese Carved Wooden Official

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Description: Chinese Carved Wooden Officialwith red and black polychrome with gilt decoration, the figure is seated on a chair, the arms of which terminate in dragons' heads.16 in.A large and impressive carving.A finger on the right hand is missing; a few chips to the lower edges expose underlying gesso.

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Chinese Figural Carving

Lot 253: Chinese Figural Carving

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Description: Chinese Figural Carvingwood with gilt and polychrome decoration, depicts an official or judge standing upon a wheel's axle.16.5 in.

Condition Report: Chips and age cracks; left hand missing; a staff or weapon is lacking in the right hand; missing half of one foot and toes of the other foot.

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Illuminated Near Eastern Koran

Lot 254: Illuminated Near Eastern Koran

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Description: Illuminated Near Eastern Koran18th - 19th century, Arabic calligraphy, manuscript in red and black inks, sparse illumination confined to scattered rosettes and some text, large quarto (12.5 x 8.75 in.), leather covers.Insect and mold damage; wear throughout; some old repairs. Overall fair condition.

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Chinese Parcel Gilt Bronze Buddhist Monk

Lot 255: Chinese Parcel Gilt Bronze Buddhist Monk

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Description: Chinese Parcel Gilt Bronze Buddhist Monklikely 19th century, the figure standing on a lotus blossom while practicing the shuni mudra.19.5 in.A high quality bronze sculpture.

Condition Report: Some spots of green verdigris; gilt intact; old casting flaws on back shoulder.

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Chinese White Jade Pierced Carving

Lot 256: Chinese White Jade Pierced Carving

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Description: Chinese White Jade Pierced Carvinga twisted fruit or gourd is largely hidden in a mesh of untamed vines, which also host a small bat. The sculpture is presented on a custom wooden stand.4.25 x 3 in. without standPrivate Collection, NC

Condition Report: Examination under black light reveals no repairs; a few minute chips to the back; several fissures and a possible repaired section upon first-hand inspection.

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Two 19th Century Japanese Iron Tsubas

Lot 257: Two 19th Century Japanese Iron Tsubas

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Description: Two 19th Century Japanese Iron Tsubasboth unsigned sword guards, the first is molded on the face with birds and flowers by a stream, the back having flowers and an old collection number, gilt highlights to both sides; the second has allover inlaid brass floral decoration to both sides.3 x 2.75 in.The Estate of the Late Dr. Mark William Sebastian, Durham, NCLight oxidation to both; brass on the second one is cleaned.

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Chinese Scholar's Rock

Lot 258: Chinese Scholar's Rock

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Description: Chinese Scholar's Rockblack stone, possibly basalt. Set in a fitted wooden base.7 in.; 9.25 in. with base.Private Collection, Cary, NC

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Group of Eight Japanese Animal Netsuke

Lot 259: Group of Eight Japanese Animal Netsuke

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Description: Group of Eight Japanese Animal Netsuketo include (7) of ivory, one of which is highly unusual being a circular carving of a bird holding the tail of a fish, the latter having moveable eyes and fins; and (1) of boxwood modeled as a monkey atop a resting horse.1 - 1.75 in.Private Collection, Cary, NC

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Four Pieces of Chinese Verte Export Porcelain

Lot 260: Four Pieces of Chinese Verte Export Porcelain

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Description: Four Pieces of Chinese Verte Export Porcelainthe first a Famille Verte platter or stand, late 19th / early 20th century, decorated in green enamels with cabbage leaf and butterfly pattern around a central rose medallion (14.5 x 11.5 in.) (considerable wear to the center suggests likely use as a tureen stand); three (3) pieces of Fitzhugh Verte, 18th century, to include a dinner plate (9.75 in. diameter) and a cup and saucer (HOA 3 in.).The Fitzhugh Verte set is accompanied by an original 1962 invoice for the plate, which is dated circa 1780 by the dealer.Private Collection, Cary, NC

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Antique Chinese Seven Panel Screen

Lot 261: Antique Chinese Seven Panel Screen

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Description: Antique Chinese Seven Panel Screencirca 1900, rectangular hardwood frames with inset lacquered panels, the front with stone inlays depicting scholar's items and floral arrangements, the verso with carved and painted decoration of family and scholar genre scenes divided into three panels, early brass pin hinges. Each panel 69 x 17.75 in.; LOA 126 in.Equally attractive decoration to both sides of the screen.Shows evidence of once being part of a larger screen with filled hinge cuts to both end panels; cracks and some loss to lacquer.

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Chinese Republic Period Porcelain Floor Vase

Lot 262: Chinese Republic Period Porcelain Floor Vase

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Description: Chinese Republic Period Porcelain Floor Vaseearly 20th century, baluster form with hand-painted scene featuring scholar and officials with horses in a courtyard with landscape visible beyond, four character mark in iron red to base.22 in.Frank & Marta Tooke, Raleigh, NC Hayden & Company, Raleigh, NCSlight wobble; else fine.

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Chinese Republic Period Lady's Vanity Set

Lot 263: Chinese Republic Period Lady's Vanity Set

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Description: Chinese Republic Period Lady's Vanity Setfour piece set including: hand mirror (11 in.); hair brush; comb; and dresser box. Each gilt metal frame with repeating floral decoration and mounted with carved and reticulated jade plaques and carved and colored ivory chrysanthemums and branches, the hand mirror and hair brush with carved ivory handles, the hand mirror with carved walrus ivory juncture with grapes and mice motif (possibly a replacement).Each presented in a silk lined boxOne jade plaque on comb with loss; one ivory leaf lost from back of hand mirror.

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Chinese Porcelain Famille Verte Floor Vase

Lot 264: Chinese Porcelain Famille Verte Floor Vase

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Description: Chinese Porcelain Famille Verte Floor Vasebaluster form with hand-painted landscape scene featuring mountains and waters with figures, floral and dragon fly motif to neck, stylized foliate and floral band against a black ground to shoulder, with apocryphal Xuande mark to base.24 in.No apparent condition concerns.

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Chinese Porcelain Gaiwan

Lot 265: Chinese Porcelain Gaiwan

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Description: Chinese Porcelain Gaiwanthe three piece set including a cup, cover, and stand. Each with hand-painted scenery featuring two birds on a branch with two flowers, the cup with calligraphy poem, the cup and cover with four character mark, five character mark to stand.HOA 3.5 in.Original roughness to handle of cover; small chip to rim of cover; two small chips to outer rim of stand.

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