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Auction Description for I.M. Chait: ASIAN ARTS, ANTIQUES & ESTATES AUCTION
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Chinese antiques, ceramics, decorations, and bronzes; together with snuff bottles, jadeite, carved ivories and various Chinese bead necklaces from Santa Monica Canyon and Palo Alto residences; The Asian contents of a Westwood residence including scrolls, ceramics (porcelain and early pottery), scholar's table objects and jewelry; Buddhist bronzes and objects including Sino-Tibetan, Chinese, Nepalese, and Southeast Asian from a San Diego estate; Numerous antique netsuke in ivory and wood, some illustrated in publications, from two important East Coast collections; European antiques, drawings, and lithographs; together with primitive art and furnishings from a Pasadena Estate (The Jack Willis Irrevocable Trust)
Sale Notes:
Preview: January 7 - 11, 11am - 5pm.

ASIAN ARTS, ANTIQUES & ESTATES AUCTION

(543 Lots)

by I.M. Chait


543 lots with images

January 12, 2014

Live Auction

9330 Civic Center Drive

Beverly Hills, CA, 90210 USA

Phone: +1 (310) 285 0182

Fax: +1 (310) 285 9740

Email: chait@chait.com

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Framed Chinese Print with Deer & Crane

Lot 1: Framed Chinese Print with Deer & Crane

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Description: Framed Chinese Print with Deer & Crane Chinese print copying a 2-panel screen; with depiction of a deer and crane with blossoming branches; 19 1/2" x 22", well framed

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Two Chinese Carved Jade/Hardstone Bi

Lot 2: Two Chinese Carved Jade/Hardstone Bi

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Description: Two Chinese Carved Jade/Hardstone Bi Two various Chinese carved bi: Early jade, grayish coloration with nipple boss motifs front and back (repaired), probably Song Dynasty; together with an old archaistic hardstone of yellowish orange color and a hydra to the front, nipple boss design to the verso; D: 2 1/2" (larger)

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Two Various Chinese Carved Hardstones

Lot 3: Two Various Chinese Carved Hardstones

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Description: Two Various Chinese Carved Hardstones Two Chinese hardstones: carved chalcedony agate Lohan with a whisk and ruyi fungus; together with a (probably color enhanced) polished hardstone pebble paperweight; H: 4 1/4" (taller)

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Chinese Yixing-Type Pottery Teapot

Lot 4: Chinese Yixing-Type Pottery Teapot

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Description: Chinese Yixing-Type Pottery Teapot Chinese yixing-type pottery teapot; of tapered circular form with incised landscape design to the front, and with interior strainer; L: 8 1/2"

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Two Asian Vases: Korean & Chinese

Lot 5: Two Asian Vases: Korean & Chinese

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Description: Two Asian Vases: Korean & Chinese Two vases: the taller Korean and of somewhat baluster form, with carved and appliqué shell birds and flowers design; the other Chinese porcelain, of tapered globular form with ox-blood flambé crackle glaze; H: 22 1/2" (taller)

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Two Chinese Items: Soapstone & Lacquer

Lot 6: Two Chinese Items: Soapstone & Lacquer

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Description: Two Chinese Items: Soapstone & Lacquer Two Chinese carved items: old soapstone lotus leaf-form dish, white with grey suffusions (chips); and an antique cinnabar lacquer covered rectangular box with figural landscape to the cover and flowers to each side (some flaws); L: 12" (larger)

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Two Various Chinese Porcelain Vases

Lot 7: Two Various Chinese Porcelain Vases

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Description: Two Various Chinese Porcelain Vases Two Chinese porcelain vases: Yongzheng-style blue and white, of high shouldered form with floral medallions, six-character mark; and a Yuan-style celadon glazed with incised florals; H: 6" (taller)

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Early 20th Century Japanese Silk Embroidery

Lot 8: Early 20th Century Japanese Silk Embroidery

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Description: Early 20th Century Japanese Silk Embroidery Early 20th century Japanese silk embroidery; depicting a landscape with Fuji and blossoming branches in the foreground; 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", framed

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Chinese Polychromed Porcelain Equestrian Mao

Lot 9: Chinese Polychromed Porcelain Equestrian Mao

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Description: Chinese Polychromed Porcelain Equestrian Mao Chinese polychromed porcelain figure of an equestrian Mao Zedong; the horse rearing on its hind legs and with Mao saluting, 3-character mark; H: 17"

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Two Chinese Unmounted Scrolls: Still Life Scenes

Lot 10: Two Chinese Unmounted Scrolls: Still Life Scenes

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Description: Two Chinese Unmounted Scrolls: Still Life Scenes Two Chinese unmounted ink and colors on paper scrolls: one depicting a still life with teapot, Buddha's hand citron and vase with flowering branch; the other of characters and a potted plant (both heavily toned), inscriptions and seal marks to each; 25" x 15 1/2" (larger)

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Antique Japanese Enameled Porcelain Dish

Lot 11: Antique Japanese Enameled Porcelain Dish

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Description: Antique Japanese Enameled Porcelain Dish Antique Japanese enameled porcelain dish; circular with Famille Rose design of two long-tailed birds perched among flowers and rockery on black ground, Circa 1900, signed; D: 12"

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Chinese Yingqing-Type Glazed Bowl

Lot 12: Chinese Yingqing-Type Glazed Bowl

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Description: Chinese Yingqing-Type Glazed Bowl Chinese Song-style Yingqing-type glazed bowl; of flared form with incised interior design of leaves with a boy at the center; D: 7 1/4"

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Three Antique Chinese Blue & White Porcelains

Lot 13: Three Antique Chinese Blue & White Porcelains

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Description: Three Antique Chinese Blue & White Porcelains Group of 3, antique Chinese blue & white porcelains; all "Double Happiness" pattern and Buddhist florals: baluster form vase; globular jar; and smaller ovoid jar (rim chips to vase, no covers to jars), all 19th Century; H: 17" (tallest)

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2 Various Asian Enameled Ceramic Vessels

Lot 14: 2 Various Asian Enameled Ceramic Vessels

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Description: 2 Various Asian Enameled Ceramic Vessels Two Asian ceramic vessels: antique Chinese Famille Rose porcelain vase of somewhat rouleau form with design of bird and flowers, seal mark (drilled); together with a signed, Satsuma-type earthenware small globular jar with insects, both Circa 1900; H: 10" (taller)

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Two Antique Chinese Metalwork Items

Lot 15: Two Antique Chinese Metalwork Items

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Description: Two Antique Chinese Metalwork Items Two antique Chinese metalwork items: pewter and brass inlaid stacking box with fruit motifs to the sides and boy riding a qilin on the lid; together with a double dragon head stirrup, probably Paktong (some wear to both), both 19th Century; H: 6 1/4" (taller)

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Tall Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Vase

Lot 16: Tall Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Vase

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Description: Tall Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Vase Chinese Yongzheng-style, Famille Rose porcelain vase; of unusual rouleau-type form with design of birds in flight above lotus flowers, 6-character mark; H: 16 1/2"

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Two Pottery Vessels & Utensil Eating Set

Lot 17: Two Pottery Vessels & Utensil Eating Set

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Description: Two Pottery Vessels & Utensil Eating Set Pre-Columbian molded pottery jar with unusual "handles" (rim chip, wear); Pre-Columbian-style figural vessel with long handle and some openwork; and an antique Tibetan or Mongolian copper mounted eating/utensil set with knife and chopsticks (one end missing); L: 10" (longest)

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Group of Four Various Items

Lot 18: Group of Four Various Items

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Description: Group of Four Various Items Group of 4 various items, including: hanging mirror in velvet mount; colorful tiger scroll with inscription, and printed handscroll of a colorful landscape with many horses; together with a porcelain doll wearing Chinese silk garments; 12" x 33" (scroll)

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Group of Four Various Items

Lot 19: Group of Four Various Items

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Description: Group of Four Various Items Group of 4 various items: Johnson Brothers blue and white porcelain plate with Tower of London scene; Greek enameled porcelain plate with floral motifs (rim chip); and a circular marble tile with boys playing in a garden; together with a fossil orthoceras plaque; D: 9 1/2" (largest), one wood stand

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Chinese Han Dynasty Archaic Pottery Jar

Lot 20: Chinese Han Dynasty Archaic Pottery Jar

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Description: Chinese Han Dynasty Archaic Pottery Jar Chinese Han Dynasty archaic pottery jar; of tapered globular form with flared rim and with burial encrustation; H: 6"

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Chinese Enameled & Filigree Copper Plate

Lot 21: Chinese Enameled & Filigree Copper Plate

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Description: Chinese Enameled & Filigree Copper Plate Chinese enameled and filigree copper plate; of entirely openwork design with elaborate peacock projecting from the center and with flowers to the border; D: 10", wood stand

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Antique Japanese Brocade Purse

Lot 22: Antique Japanese Brocade Purse

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Description: Antique Japanese Brocade Purse Unusual and antique, Japanese folded brocade purse; with various interior pouche, metal clasps and a metal mirror inside; L: 4 1/2"

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Group of 5 Various Chinese Items

Lot 23: Group of 5 Various Chinese Items

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Description: Group of 5 Various Chinese Items Group of various Chinese items, including: pair of old blue glazed porcelain lions, each seated on a decorative rectangular plinth: one with a cub, the other with a ball; an old cloisonné enamel covered bowl with dragons on green ground; and two cloisonné enamel 3-section stacking boxes, each with flowers on dark blue ground; H: 8" (tallest)

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Chinese Black Lacquer Long Low Table

Lot 24: Chinese Black Lacquer Long Low Table

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Description: Chinese Black Lacquer Long Low Table Chinese black lacquer long rectangular low table; brass hardware with Shou characters to each corner, glass top (some wear, crack to top); L: 60"

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Carved Cameo Overlay Glass Lamp Base

Lot 25: Carved Cameo Overlay Glass Lamp Base

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Description: Carved Cameo Overlay Glass Lamp Base Antique-style carved cameo glass lamp base; with design of leaves in aubergine on clear frosted ground (no shade); H: 12"

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Older Indian Wool Floral Runner

Lot 26: Older Indian Wool Floral Runner

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Description: Older Indian Wool Floral Runner Older Indian wool runner; with creamy beige and light blue floral motifs (some wear); L: 9 1/2 ft. (approx.)

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Chinese Painting & Tibetan Mandala

Lot 27: Chinese Painting & Tibetan Mandala

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Description: Chinese Painting & Tibetan Mandala Two flatworks: Chinese painting on paper of scholars' objects, signed and with seals (toned); together with a finely detailed Tibetan mandala with many various deities and with landscape scene (wear); 14" x 11", framed

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2 Framed Chinese Objects: Snuff Bottle & Bi

Lot 28: 2 Framed Chinese Objects: Snuff Bottle & Bi

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Description: 2 Framed Chinese Objects: Snuff Bottle & Bi Two framed Chinese objects: snuff bottle with metal dragon motif mount; together with a coin-like bronze bi with characters; D: 3 1/4" (larger)

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Antique Chinese Wood Carving of Dragons

Lot 29: Antique Chinese Wood Carving of Dragons

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Description: Antique Chinese Wood Carving of Dragons Antique Chinese openwork wood carving; fan shape with writhing dragons among clouds contesting a flaming pearl, bat and coins above (wear); L: 18", framed

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Chinese Framed Print: Warrior with Horse

Lot 30: Chinese Framed Print: Warrior with Horse

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Description: Chinese Framed Print: Warrior with Horse Chinese print; depicting a Song-style warrior holding an arrow and standing in front of his saddled horse; 10 1/2" x 18 1/2", framed

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Three Various Chinese Decorative Items

Lot 31: Three Various Chinese Decorative Items

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Description: Three Various Chinese Decorative Items Three various Chinese items: large blue ground soft-paste porcelain bottle form vase, with bird and flowering branches design; hardstone group of grape clusters and leaves, wood stand; and a model set of decorative archaistic bronze bells on a stand and with striker; H: 19" (taller)

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Old Chinese Silk Landscape Scroll: Mountains

Lot 32: Old Chinese Silk Landscape Scroll: Mountains

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Description: Old Chinese Silk Landscape Scroll: Mountains Old Chinese ink and wash on silk scroll; depicting a detailed landscape with mountains and landscape (lightly toned), signed; 35" x 8"

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Antique Chinese Calligraphy Paper Scroll

Lot 33: Antique Chinese Calligraphy Paper Scroll

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Description: Antique Chinese Calligraphy Paper Scroll Antique Chinese calligraphy paper scroll; with many lines of calligraphy regarding a report written to the Emperor, signed and with seal; 48" x 23"

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Chinese Rose Medallion Porcelain Tea Jar

Lot 34: Chinese Rose Medallion Porcelain Tea Jar

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Description: Chinese Rose Medallion Porcelain Tea Jar Unusual Chinese Famille Rose porcelain, Rose Medallion pattern hexagonal tea jar and cover; with panels depicting birds and insects among flowering plants; H: 10", lucite stand

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Chinese Cizhou-Type Glazed Ceramic Jar

Lot 35: Chinese Cizhou-Type Glazed Ceramic Jar

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Description: Chinese Cizhou-Type Glazed Ceramic Jar Large Chinese Cizhou-type glazed stoneware jar; of footed globular form with two loop handles and banded stylized floral design, possibly Jin Dynasty; H: 9"

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2 Early Chinese Ceramics: Vessel & Figure

Lot 36: 2 Early Chinese Ceramics: Vessel & Figure

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Description: 2 Early Chinese Ceramics: Vessel & Figure Two early Chinese ceramics; both Sui/Tang Dynasty: straw-glazed standing groom (repair and wear); together with small ovoid form ewer (crack); H: 7 1/2" (taller)

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Two Small Chinese Lacquer Chests

Lot 37: Two Small Chinese Lacquer Chests

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Description: Two Small Chinese Lacquer Chests Two small Chinese lacquer chests: antique red on leather with raised Buddhist emblems, deer, and character, and with removable inner tray, lock and key inside; the other gilt figural landscapes on black ground and on matching openwork stand; L: 18" (larger); Provenance: Jack Willis Irrevocable Trust

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Antique Japanese Paper Scroll: Cranes

Lot 38: Antique Japanese Paper Scroll: Cranes

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Description: Antique Japanese Paper Scroll: Cranes Antique Japanese horizontal scroll; depicting cranes in flight, signed and with seal mark (toned, stain and some foxing), Circa 1900; 7 1/2" x 19", in elaborate partial gilt frame (minor flaws to frame)

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Unusual New Guinea Ceremonial Dagger

Lot 39: Unusual New Guinea Ceremonial Dagger

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Description: Unusual New Guinea Ceremonial Dagger Unusual New Guinea ceremonial bone dagger; with pottery face handle set with cowrie shells and a feather headdress; L: 18"

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Large Woven Basket & Lacquer Box

Lot 40: Large Woven Basket & Lacquer Box

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Description: Large Woven Basket & Lacquer Box Large old woven basket; of globular form with allover cross pattern, probably African (various wear); together with a Japanese-style cylindrical covered box with archer figures and other warriors in a landscape; D: 11" (larger)

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Old Chinese Embroidered Silk Panel

Lot 41: Old Chinese Embroidered Silk Panel

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Description: Old Chinese Embroidered Silk Panel Old Chinese embroidered blue ground silk panel; with satin stitch design of peaches and bats among clouds (some unfinished edges); L: 104"

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Chinese Red Ground Glazed Porcelain Jar

Lot 42: Chinese Red Ground Glazed Porcelain Jar

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Description: Chinese Red Ground Glazed Porcelain Jar Chinese Yongzheng-style ruby red ground porcelain jar and cover; of tapered globular form with Famille Verte circular reserves featuring lions, and reserves depicting birds to the cover, 6-character mark; H: 14"

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Three Chinese Ceramics: Pair of Lions & Bowl

Lot 43: Three Chinese Ceramics: Pair of Lions & Bowl

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Description: Three Chinese Ceramics: Pair of Lions & Bowl Group of 3 Chinese ceramics, including: pair sancai-type glazed models of crouching lions, each baring their teeth and with one paw resting on a ball; together with a fine "hare's fur"-type temmoku glazed tea bowl, incised signature; L: 6" (largest)

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Group of 5 Various Items- Mostly Tortoise Shell

Lot 44: Group of 5 Various Items- Mostly Tortoise Shell

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Description: Group of 5 Various Items- Mostly Tortoise Shell Group of 5 various items, including: hollow tortoise shell egg-form box with silver inlay (cracks), wood stand; blond tortoise shell and horn tower shaped box with ivory base and knob (repaired); antique English small crystal jar with silver mounts and inlaid tortoise shell cover; tortoise shell and possibly ivory basket (chip); together with a turned ivory and agate spoon with agate bowl and silver mount; D: 5" (largest); Provenance: Jack Willis Irrevocable Trust

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Group of Three Various Asian Items

Lot 45: Group of Three Various Asian Items

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Description: Group of Three Various Asian Items Chinese carved jade or hardstone archaistic mirror-form object with incised scrolling birds; old openwork bowenite plaque, rectangular form with precious vessel and flowers design; together with a Nepalese Buddhist alter piece with multi-armed deity, allover "jeweled"; L: 9" (largest)

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Pair Asian Jeweled Silver Candle Holders

Lot 46: Pair Asian Jeweled Silver Candle Holders

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Description: Pair Asian Jeweled Silver Candle Holders Pair Asian silver candle holders; each with repoussé appliqué decorative medallions and glass cabochon "jewels"; L: 16 3/4" (each)

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Two Chinese Paper Landscape Scrolls

Lot 47: Two Chinese Paper Landscape Scrolls

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Description: Two Chinese Paper Landscape Scrolls Two Chinese ink and colors on paper scrolls: one depicting low hills with long grasses; the other with many trees in a shoreline landscape (lightly toned), inscription and seal mark to each; 25" x 18" (larger)

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Three Chinese Paper Scrolls: Various Plants

Lot 48: Three Chinese Paper Scrolls: Various Plants

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Description: Three Chinese Paper Scrolls: Various Plants Three Chinese ink and colors on paper scrolls: one unmounted with horizontal orientation, depicting lotus flowers; on maple leaves with waves below and with poem; and a two panels with flowering plants (all lightly toned), inscription and seal mark to each; 26" x 39" (largest)

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Two Chinese Porcelains: Jar & Brushpot

Lot 49: Two Chinese Porcelains: Jar & Brushpot

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Description: Two Chinese Porcelains: Jar & Brushpot Two Chinese porcelains: Famille Rose jar and cover, of quatrefoil form with colorful design of phoenix birds among flowering branches, seal mark; together with a monochrome light green glazed cylindrical brushpot; H: 14 1/2"

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Pair Glass Decanters & Pottery Bowl

Lot 50: Pair Glass Decanters & Pottery Bowl

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Description: Pair Glass Decanters & Pottery Bowl Pair old enameled glass decanters, each of iridescent peach color with Mary Gregory-style white enameled cherub design, matching stopper to each; together with a glazed pottery bowl, of shallow circular form with floral motifs, signed Ezra L. Holdmin(?) and dated 1946; H: 12 1/2" (tallest)

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