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Auction Description for Clars: April 12th Fine Art & Antique Auction
Viewing Notes:
Friday April 11, 1pm to 6pm. Saturday April 12 beginning at 9am.

April 12th Fine Art & Antique Auction

by Clars Auction Gallery


941 lots | 940 with images

April 12, 2014

Live Auction

5644 Telegraph Avenue

Oakland, CA, 94609 USA

Phone: 1-510-428-0100

Fax: 1-510-658-9917

Email: info@clars.com

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Two Chinese Hat Stands

Lot 1: Two Chinese Hat Stands

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Description: Pair of Chinese porcelain hat stands, of cylindrical form painted with a scholar official and two beauties, the upper inscribed with bearing signature Luo Zhonglin, 10.5"h

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Chinese Blue and White Brush Pot

Lot 2: Chinese Blue and White Brush Pot

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Description: Chinese blue and white brush pot, decorated with a scholar appreciating antiques with friends, the base with apocryphal Kangxi mark, 6"h

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Two Chinese/Japanese Plate and Jar

Lot 3: Two Chinese/Japanese Plate and Jar

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese/Japanese porcelain, first an underglaze blue porcelain jar featuring a mirror image of beauty and child in a garden; second, a plate featuring a pair of phoenix amid red clouds, the base with an apocryphal Qianlong mark over a blue mark, 9"w

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Chinese Enamel Yixing Tea Pot

Lot 4: Chinese Enamel Yixing Tea Pot

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Description: Chinese enameled zisha tea pot, the compressed body decorated with stylized lotus in hues of yellow, green and pink, the base marked 'Li An [ ] zhi', with wood stand, tea pot: 5.5"w

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Three Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Tea Pots

Lot 5: Three Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Tea Pots

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Description: (lot of 3) Chinese blue and white porcelain tea pots, for the Thai market, decorated with tendrils and mythical animals amid the clouds, largest: 10.5"h

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Chinese Enameled Porccelain Cups

Lot 6: Chinese Enameled Porccelain Cups

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Description: Pair of Chinese enameled porcelain cups, decorated with peony and morning glories, with apocryphal 'Hongxian Nian Zhi' mark on the base, 2.5"h

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Chinese Enameled Porcelain Tea Pot

Lot 7: Chinese Enameled Porcelain Tea Pot

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Description: Chinese enameled porcelain tea pot, decorated with Xiang Yu and Ban Zhao, each alternated with colophon (lacking lid), 3.5"h

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Chinese Porcelain 'Book', Fish

Lot 8: Chinese Porcelain 'Book', Fish

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Description: Chinese enameled porcelain 'book', with a 'cover' decorated with fish amid water plants titled 'Yu Le Tu' and poetic colophon on the back, 7"h×5.75"w×1.75"d

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Two Chinese Jade/Hardstone Toggles

Lot 9: Two Chinese Jade/Hardstone Toggles

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese jade/hardstone toggles, one in the form of a recumbent ram, and the other of Buddha hand citron, 1.125"h

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Five Chinese Snuff Bottles

Lot 10: Five Chinese Snuff Bottles

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Description: (lot of 5) Group of Chinese snuff bottles, consisting of three inside painted bottles; one with crabs; one with landscapes; one with the character 'fu' and with the date bingzi and the name Zhang Xu; one decorated with butterflies on a peach ground; together with a molded scent bottle centered with a flower, possibly continental, largest: 2.3"h

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Chinese Enameled Porcelain Brush Washer

Lot 11: Chinese Enameled Porcelain Brush Washer

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Description: Chinese enameled square form porcelain brush washer, one side decorated with a landscape, one with flowers and birds, two sides with colophons, bearing signature 'Qinghe Ao Shaoquan', base with 'Guan Yao Nei Zao', 2.5"h×3"w×3"d

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Chinese Porcelain Cup, Camel

Lot 12: Chinese Porcelain Cup, Camel

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Description: Chinese coral enameled porcelain cup, depicting a scene with a figure pulling two camels, inscribed with a poetic colophon, the base with an underglaze blue Yongzheng mark, 2.25"h

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Chinese Famille Rose Cups, Prunus

Lot 13: Chinese Famille Rose Cups, Prunus

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Description: Pair of Chinese famille rose wine porcelain cups, the exterior painted with flowering plum branches reaching to the interior, base with an apocryphal blue Yongzheng mark, 2.75"w

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Chinese Ge-type Vase

Lot 14: Chinese Ge-type Vase

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Description: Chinese Ge-type stick neck ceramic vase, the compressed body rising to a tall ribbed neck and covered with a network of crackles over a bluish-grey ground, 8"h

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Chinese Enameled Porcelain Circular Covered Container

Lot 15: Chinese Enameled Porcelain Circular Covered Container

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Description: Chinese enameled porcelain circular covered container, with a figure holding an umbrella and lantern while walking in the rain, bearing colophon and signature 'Wang Xiaofan', base with seal 'Xiaofan', 4.25"w

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Two Chinese Guan-type Porcelain Vases

Lot 16: Two Chinese Guan-type Porcelain Vases

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese Guan-type ceramic arrow vase, of flattened hu form raised on a rectangular base; together with a turquoise glazed gu form vase, with an apocryphal Jiajing mark, first: 5.25"h

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Chinese Guan-type Washer

Lot 17: Chinese Guan-type Washer

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Description: Chinese Guan-type foliate rim brush washer, the tapering body molded with raised bands and covered overall with bluish-green glaze, suffused with fine golden colored crackle, 5" h

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Chinese Enameled Porcelain Bowl

Lot 18: Chinese Enameled Porcelain Bowl

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Description: Chinese famille rose porcelain bowl, decorated with immortals and dragon boats in four reserved panels on a turquoise ground heightened with peach and tendrils, the base with an apocryphal Daoguang mark, 6.5"w

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Chinese Porcelain Jar, Peonies

Lot 19: Chinese Porcelain Jar, Peonies

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Description: Chinese enameled porcelain jar, featuring a phoenix and peonies on a yellow ground, the recessed base with a double ring mark, 4.5

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Chinese Tortoise Shell Fan

Lot 20: Chinese Tortoise Shell Fan

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Description: Chinese tortoise shell fan shaped table decoration, the ground pieced with a cash coin pattern and featuring flowers below a pine branch, 8"w

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Chinese Porcelain Standing Budai

Lot 21: Chinese Porcelain Standing Budai

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Description: Chinese enameled porcelain Budai, standing on his right foot and holding a branch suspending a gourd vessel, the base marked 'Fujian hui guan You Changzi zao', 15.5"h; Provenance: Acquired in Japan in the 70's by present owner's family in Taiwan

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Japanese Small Bronze Hibachi/Censer, 19c.

Lot 22: Japanese Small Bronze Hibachi/Censer, 19c.

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Description: Japanese bronze hibachi/censer, Edo period, the rounded body with a short neck, with molded birds on the exterior, the well set with a mirror base cast with pine trees and cranes, 6"h x 9"dia

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Japanese Small Flower Baskets

Lot 23: Japanese Small Flower Baskets

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Description: (lot of 2) Japanese small ikebana flower baskets, composed of bamboo, rattan and lacquered bamboo, with handles, largest: 12"h x 4"dia

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Japanese Vermilion Lacquered Tablet

Lot 24: Japanese Vermilion Lacquered Tablet

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Description: Japanese vermilion lacquered wood table screen, carved with a bird on a branch with blossoms and leaves, together with a stand, overall (with stand):14.25"h x 8.25"w

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Japanese Tetsubin Iron Kettle

Lot 25: Japanese Tetsubin Iron Kettle

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Description: Japanese tetsubin (cast iron kettle), with a short spout and handle above compressed circular body, overall (with handle): 8"h x 8"dia; Property from a private collection to benefit Honolulu Museum of Art

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Japanese Kirande Kutani Bowl, Lacquered Box ,19c

Lot 26: Japanese Kirande Kutani Bowl, Lacquered Box ,19c

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Description: (lot of 2) Japanese lacquered hexagonal box, Edo period, the exterior decorated with cranes and a black lacquered interior; together with a kirande Kutani ceramic bowl, decorated in vermilion and gilt featuring a fu-lion in the center, recessed base with the seal [Fuku], largest (bowl): 3.75"h x 8.5"dia

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Japanese Wooden Monkey and Musha Ningyo

Lot 27: Japanese Wooden Monkey and Musha Ningyo

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Description: (lot of 2) Japanese wood carving of a seated monkey holding a lotus pod, signed; together with a musha ningyo (warrior doll) of a general with a white beard, tallest: 7"h

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Japanese Kutani Chargers and Dish, 19c

Lot 28: Japanese Kutani Chargers and Dish, 19c

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Description: (lot of 2) Japanese Kutani and Imari-style dishes: a Kutani charger with roundels of various scenes from the daily life on the gilt ground, the exterior with various flowers in reserves in gold and vermilion, base marked 'Dai nippon Kutani Eizando' in red; and an Imari-style dish with various flowers in white reserves on a dark blue ground, largest: 13"dia

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Chinese Wooden Box

Lot 29: Chinese Wooden Box

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Description: Chinese hardwood rectangular box, with a single panel top within a raised band to the rim, 9.75"w

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Chinese Export Cloisonne Desk Set

Lot 30: Chinese Export Cloisonne Desk Set

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Description: (lot of 6) Chinese cloisonne dest set, including a card holder, ink well, pen tray, ink bottles and stamp container, largest: 9.5"w

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Two Chinese Cloisonne Tazza/Charger

Lot 31: Two Chinese Cloisonne Tazza/Charger

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese cloisonne enameled tazza and charger, the footed dish featuring a yellow dragon to the interior on a blue ground; the charger with wires forming bouquets of flowers on a scroll ground, 10"w

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Export Tea Caddy

Lot 32: Export Tea Caddy

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Description: Export wooden tea caddy, the lid carved with a pair of birds amid flowers on a diaper ground, the interior with a pewter liner with a hinged lid etched with flowers, 8.75"w

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Chinese Carved Bamboo Vase, Landscape

Lot 33: Chinese Carved Bamboo Vase, Landscape

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Description: Chinese cylindrical bamboo vase, carved with figures in a pavillion complex with mountains in the background, incised with a poetic colophon, all below a fluted rim, 9"h. Provenance: From the estate of Edward Gerber

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Two Chinese Crystal Elephant and Spiecemen

Lot 34: Two Chinese Crystal Elephant and Spiecemen

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese rock crystal carving of an elephant, standing on all fours and with its trunk lifted; together with a crystal specimen, 4.25"w; Provenance: Property from a private collection to benefit Honolulu Museum of Art

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Set of 18 Chinese Ink Cakes

Lot 35: Set of 18 Chinese Ink Cakes

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Description: (lot of 18) Chinese ink cakes, each featuring one of the Eighteen Luohan and reversed with text; together with a hardwood box, 12.5"w

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Four Chinese Hardstone Zoomorphs

Lot 36: Four Chinese Hardstone Zoomorphs

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Description: (lot of 4) Chinese hardstone handling pieces, one of a fu-lion and cub; a pair of nestled beasts; one carved as a pair of melons accented by a bat; the other of two nestled beasts above a leaf, 2.5"w

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Two Chinese Bronze Seals

Lot 37: Two Chinese Bronze Seals

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese bronze seals, each of circular form centered with a prunus and encircled with text, 2.5"h

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Two Chinese Jade/Hardstone Carvings

Lot 38: Two Chinese Jade/Hardstone Carvings

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese jade/hardstone carvings, first a hardstone crane with dark flecks on a white ground; the second a celadon jade with a pair of nestling rams, with russet accents, 3.3"w

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Chinese Porcelain Book Form Weight

Lot 39: Chinese Porcelain Book Form Weight

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Description: Chinese enameled porcelain 'book', with a pink cover decorated with a floral pattern, titled 'Leshan Tang' above two painted seals 'Qianlong', 6.75"l x 4"w

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Three Thai Bronze Buddhist Figures

Lot 40: Three Thai Bronze Buddhist Figures

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Description: (lot of 3) Thai bronze Buddhist sculptures: first a head of a Buddha on a wood stand; second, a hand of a Buddhist figure with fingers outstretched; third, a gilt bronze standing monk with both hands clasped to the front, with wood stand, figure: 11.75"h

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Two Chinese Dark Glazed Bowls

Lot 41: Two Chinese Dark Glazed Bowls

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese black glazed ceramic bowls, one with an overall scattered 'oil spot' design, the glaze stops above the reddish grey foot; the other accented with a leaf to the interior, 6.25"dia

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Group of Chinese Plate Stands and Bases

Lot 42: Group of Chinese Plate Stands and Bases

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Description: (lot of 80) Box of Chinese wood stands, mostly consisting of plate stands together with a few footed circular stands, largest: 14.5"h. Provenance: From the estate of Edward Gerber

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Two Chinese Archaistic Spearheads

Lot 43: Two Chinese Archaistic Spearheads

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese copper alloy archaistic spearheads, one with a pierced blade with a leiwen pattern to the shaft; the other with a geometric pattern and an inscription, 9.25"h

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Chinese Bronze Fish  Watering Can

Lot 44: Chinese Bronze Fish Watering Can

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese metal covered ding, the lid with a lion shaped finial, the rectangular body with repousse dragons, flanked with handles and rising on four feet, 8"h x 8.25"w; together with a pouring vessel in the form of a large carp swallowing a smaller one, 16.75"w

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Group of Chinese Sleeve Bands and Fragments

Lot 45: Group of Chinese Sleeve Bands and Fragments

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Description: (lot of 16) Chinese silk sleeve bands and fragments, consisting of one pair and seven single sleeve bands; two trims, roundels and other miscellanenous fragments, longest: 77"l

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Group of Chinese Textile Fragments/Calligraphy

Lot 46: Group of Chinese Textile Fragments/Calligraphy

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Description: (lot of 10) Chinese textile fragments and roundels, consisting of three sleeve band fragments; three roundels, one with butterfly and peonies; pair of blue gauze panels couched with shuangxi characters and lotus; and a pair of embroidered calligraphy, largest: 46"h×18.5"w

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Chinese Enameled Porcelain Vessel

Lot 47: Chinese Enameled Porcelain Vessel

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Description: Chinese wucai porcelain jar, the body decorated with dragons chasing flaming pearls amid underglazed clouds, the shoulder with peonies and tendrils, with stiff leaf pattern to the neck and lappets to the foot, 10"h

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Chinese Rose Medallion Porcelain

Lot 48: Chinese Rose Medallion Porcelain

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Description: (lot of 71) Associated set of Chinese rose medallion porcelain, with various types of dishware including sixty-three plates of different sizes, seven cups, etc., largest: 15"h

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Group of Chinese Stands

Lot 48A: Group of Chinese Stands

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Description: (lot of 80) Box of Chinese wooden stands, consisting of plate stands of various size and style, 10"l; largest: Provenance: From the estate of Edward Gerber

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Southeast Asian and Asian Ceramics

Lot 49: Southeast Asian and Asian Ceramics

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Description: (lot of 21) Group of Southeast Asian and Asian ceramics, mostly Thai, including celadon, underglazed blue, glazed brown jarlets, cup and small dishes, largest: 3.25"w

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