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Fall Antiques and Fine Art Auction

by Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals


644 lots | 643 with images

October 6, 2012

2240 Sutherland Avenue (Historic Cherokee Mills building)

Knoxville , TN, 37919 USA

Phone: 865-558-3033 (Knoxville), 615-812-6096 (Nashville)

Fax: 865-558-3032

Email: jdcase@caseantiques.com

Signed Japanese Art Deco Bronze Okimono of 3 Cranes

Lot 1: Signed Japanese Art Deco Bronze Okimono of 3 Cranes

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Description: Signed Japanese Art Deco period bronze okimono depicting three cranes, each delicately balancing on one leg with upturned beaks balancing a crystal ball. Signed with two signatures, a chiseled signature and a seal signature on one of the crane's legs. Mounted on a carved wooden base. 9-3/4" H. Second quarter of 20th century.

Condition Report: Some slight wear to metal. Overall very good condition.

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Chinese Export Silver Forks and Knifes, 24 pcs.

Lot 2: Chinese Export Silver Forks and Knifes, 24 pcs.

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Description: Chinese export silver flatware, including 12 knifes and 12 forks with elaborate repousse handles. 5 forks and 3 knives marked "LYM 90 SILVER"( Unknown, possibly and early mark for Lee Yee Hing/ Early 20th century). 7 forks and 8 knives marked "LW" for Luen Wo (Shanghi, late 19th/Early 20th century). 1 knife marked "HC" for Hung Chong (Canton & Shanghi, 1860-1930). 35.94 total troy ounces.

Condition Report: Very good condition.

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Chinese Export Silver spoon plus hairbrush & mirror

Lot 3: Chinese Export Silver spoon plus hairbrush & mirror

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Description: 1st item: Chinese Export Silver spoon with fiddle style handle, marked underneath with Chinese character marks, no monograms. 6-7/8"L. 1.48 oz troy. Circa 1830. 2nd and 3rd items: Chinese export or Chinese style hairbrush and mirror, angular lines enclosing an elaborate and finely detailed peony and scroll design, the mirror surrounded with an engraved fret design. Unmarked. 10"L. Late 19th to early 20th century.

Condition Report: 1st item: Excellent condition. 2nd & 3rd items: Glass and brush are loose in their frames, otherwise excellent condition.

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Chinese Cultural Revolution Ivory Figure of Child and Sheep

Lot 4: Chinese Cultural Revolution Ivory Figure of Child and Sheep

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Description: Finely carved Chinese Cultural Revolution ivory figure depicting a child with sheep, one in his arms, with inked eyes and hair and mounted on a wooden stand. Figure - 5" H. Overall 6" H. 20th century.

Condition Report: Overall very good condition with some age cracks and slight yellowing.

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Large Japanese Figural Ivory Okimono on stand

Lot 5: Large Japanese Figural Ivory Okimono on stand

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Description: Large Japanese figural ivory okimono on teak base, depicting a reclining male figure with fan at his feet and children playing beside and on his back, a separate child mounted nearby. Figure's hood features elaborate incised decoration including dragons. Red signature seal mark for Akiyuki inset on the underside of the large figural grouping. Figure: 4" H x 11 3/4" W. On stand: 6" H x 17" W x 7 1/2" D. 19th century, Meiji period.

Condition Report: Pinkie fingertip of lone child broken. An original additional figure appears to be missing.

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