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Auction Description for Clars: February 16th Fine Art & Antique Auction

February 16th Fine Art & Antique Auction

by Clars Auction Gallery


791 lots | 779 with images

February 16, 2013

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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Chinese Lacquered Wood Buddhist Figure

Lot 1: Chinese Lacquered Wood Buddhist Figure

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Description: Chinese lacquered wood Buddhist triad, Republic period, sculpted with a standing medicine Buddha holding a bowl, flanked by Puxian holding a ruyi scepter and Guanyin with a turned amphora, the base carved with stylized waves, 15"h

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East Indian Carving of Ganesha

Lot 2: East Indian Carving of Ganesha

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Description: East Indian figural carving of Ganesha, seated in the position of royal ease holding characteristic attributes, the ivory colored matrix heightened with dark crackles, 3.5"h

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Six South Asian Stone Hands

Lot 3: Six South Asian Stone Hands

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Description: (lot of 6) Group of South Asian stone hands, consisting of two clutching on to dharma wheels, two conch shells, one lotus and one hand in mudra, longest: 6.5"l

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Eight Asian Hair Pins and Bracelet

Lot 4: Eight Asian Hair Pins and Bracelet

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Description: (lot of 8) Selection of seven Asian silver hairpins, together with a silver clad copper bracelet, longest: 5.5"l

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Three Chinese Jade Toggles, Gourd, Figure and Fruits

Lot 5: Three Chinese Jade Toggles, Gourd, Figure and Fruits

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Description: (lot of 3) Group of Chinese jade and stone toggles, the first a carnelian carved with a rabbit seated below a cluster of fruits; the second a celadon hue jade double gourd; the third, a yellow jade carved as a female attendant, 2.125"h

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Group of Six Chinese Small Jade Carvings

Lot 6: Group of Six Chinese Small Jade Carvings

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Description: (lot of 4) Chinese small jade and jadeite carvings, consisting of two floral form plaques, one of gold fish form, one foliate edge medallion incised with the character 'ming' (life), together with a plaque shaped as Shoulao with a silver mounting, lastly a mottled green huan (ring), 1.25"w

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Four Chinese Jade Leaf and Gourd Forms for Earrings

Lot 7: Four Chinese Jade Leaf and Gourd Forms for Earrings

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Description: (lot of 4) Chinese jadeite leaf and gourd form carvings mounted as earrings, two shaped as pointed leaves and two fashioned as melons brightened with splashes of green, 1.5"h

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Seventeen Cambodian Bronze Figures and Traditional Music Instruments

Lot 8: Seventeen Cambodian Bronze Figures and Traditional Music Instruments

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Description: (lot of 17) Cambodian bronze figures with traditional music instruments, including roneath (xylophone), and khong (percussion instrument surrounding the player) along with nine musicians, largest: 4"l

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Chinese Enameled Snuff Bottle, Cranes

Lot 8A: Chinese Enameled Snuff Bottle, Cranes

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Description: Chinese polychrome enameled snuff bottle, the flattened circular body painted with cranes to either side reserved on a blue ground embellished with flowers, the base with an apocryphal Qianlong mark, 2.8"h

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Chinese Pewter and Ivory Colored Tea Caddy, 19th century

Lot 9: Chinese Pewter and Ivory Colored Tea Caddy, 19th century

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Description: Chinese pewter tea caddy, late Qing/early Republic period, the ivory hued exterior carved with bamboo heightened in red, reversed with a pair of seven character couplets, with a pewter base, insert and lid, 3"h

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Chinese Hardwood Figure of an Immortal on Deer

Lot 10: Chinese Hardwood Figure of an Immortal on Deer

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Description: Chinese hardwood figural carving, featuring an elderly immortal with a carved face set on to the wooden body seated on a recumbent deer with heightened spots and bone antlers, 5"w

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Chinese Overlaid Wooden Brush Pot

Lot 11: Chinese Overlaid Wooden Brush Pot

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Description: Chinese wooden brush pot with soapstone overlay and wire inlay, of hexagonal form with the sides each featuring a flower of the four seasons executed in colored stone overlay within a silver wire inlaid key-fret border, 5.25"h

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Two Chinese Blue-and-White Porcelain Jars

Lot 12: Two Chinese Blue-and-White Porcelain Jars

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese underglaze blue porcelain covered jars, each of meiping form, one decorated with children flanking large jars, with an apocryphal Xuande mark to base, the lid with a fu-lion finial; the other with birds amid peony branches, the base with an apocryphal Qianlong mark, with lid (chips to rim of lids), 8.75"h

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Chinese Blue-and-White Jar, Xiwangmu

Lot 13: Chinese Blue-and-White Jar, Xiwangmu

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Description: Chinese underglaze blue porcelain jar, with a wide short neck above the tapering ovoid body decorated with a Xiwangmu mounted on a phoenix and soaring through the clouds, apocryphal Kangxi mark to the base (hairline cracks), 5.125"h

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Chinese Blue-and-White Porcelain Boxes and Cup

Lot 14: Chinese Blue-and-White Porcelain Boxes and Cup

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Description: (lot of 3) Chinese underglaze blue porcelain, consisting of a cylindrical box decorated with two men carrying firewood, with apocryphal Qianlong mark to base; a lidded box featuring an underglaze blue and red landscape to the lid; a cup of inverted bell form, incised with phoenix, the recessed base with an apocryphal Ming Chenghua mark, 2.3"h

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Two Chinese Blue-and-White Export Plates

Lot 15: Two Chinese Blue-and-White Export Plates

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Description: Pair of Chinese export underglaze blue porcelain plates, each featuring a lakeside scene to the well encircled by diaper bands and ribbons tied to precious items in reserve (rim chips), 9.5"w

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Three Chinese Porcelains:  Blue-and-White Snuff Bottle and Brush Washer

Lot 16: Three Chinese Porcelains: Blue-and-White Snuff Bottle and Brush Washer

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Description: (lot of 3) Chinese underglaze blue porcelain, consisting of a 19th century snuff bottle with a flattened oblong body painted with figures in a riverside landscape, the base with an apocryphal Qianlong mark; together with two porcelain brush washer/ink wells decorated with peony scrolls, 2.25"h

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Two Chinese Enameled Vases, Beauties

Lot 17: Two Chinese Enameled Vases, Beauties

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese polychrome enameled porcelain baluster vases, featuring a maiden seated in a garden accompanied by a female attendent carrying a basket of flowers, the back with a poetic colophon, the recessed base with a four character mark, 8.5"h

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Chinese Underglaze Red Bowl, Phoenix

Lot 18: Chinese Underglaze Red Bowl, Phoenix

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Description: Chinese underglaze red porcelain bowl, featuring six phoenix roundels to the exterior and one to the interior well, the recessed base with an underglaze blue apocryphal Qianlong mark, 5.75"w

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Chinese Blue-and-White Porcelain Seal Paste Box

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Description: Chinese underglaze blue porcelain seal paste container, the domed lid featuring a fisherman on a river bank, the recessed base with an apocryphal Kangxi mark, 2.5"w

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Two Chinese Porcelain Plates, Dragon

Lot 19: Two Chinese Porcelain Plates, Dragon

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese enameled porcelain plates, the first having green dragon roundels and a flaming jewel to the center of the well; the second, dynamicly decorated with colored dragons writhing amid clouds, the recessed base with a bat-and-peach form studio mark (one plate with a chip and hairline crack), 7.3"w

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Chinese Mille Fleur Porcelain Vase

Lot 20: Chinese Mille Fleur Porcelain Vase

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Description: Chinese enameled porcelain vase, the ovoid body decorated in a mille fleur pattern, the interior and the base with a red apocryphal Qianlong mark (repaired),10.75"h

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Asian Tortoise Form Water Vessel

Lot 21: Asian Tortoise Form Water Vessel

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Description: Asian celadon glazed pouring vessel, possibly Okinawan, in the form of a tortoise with a strap handle across the patterned back (lid in the interior), 7"w

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Chinese Ceramic Fu-lion Bookend

Lot 22: Chinese Ceramic Fu-lion Bookend

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Description: Chinese glazed ceramic bookend, shaped as a turquoise colored stylized fu-lion seated on its haunches above a rectangular plinth, 8"h

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Two Chinese Porcelain Teapot for the Thai Market, 19th c

Lot 23: Two Chinese Porcelain Teapot for the Thai Market, 19th c

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese underglaze blue teapots, for the Thai market, 19th century, the first decorated with bats clasping onto a peach flanking a shou character, together with a dish lid (repaired spout); the second with scrolling tendrils and a ruyi band above the rice patterned body, with a fitted lid and metal fittings, larger: 5.5"h

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Ten Chinese Blue-and-White Bowls, Immortals

Lot 24: Ten Chinese Blue-and-White Bowls, Immortals

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Description: (lot of 10) Chinese underglaze blue porcelain bowls, for the Thai market, 19th century, each similarly decorated with the Three Star Immortals standing below gnarled pines, 4.75"w

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Group of Chinese Tradeware Dishes and Bowls

Lot 25: Group of Chinese Tradeware Dishes and Bowls

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Description: (lot of 14) Chinese underglaze blue dishes and bowls, for the Southeast Asian market, consisting of ten bowls decorated with stylized petals; a pair of footed dishes with a patterned band to the exterior; a dish with a blue band to the sloping sides and stylized bats to the exterior; lastly a plate decorated with butterflies to the interior, largest: 7.5"dia

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Six Chinese Footed Porcelain Dishes

Lot 26: Six Chinese Footed Porcelain Dishes

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Description: (lot of 6) Chinese porcelain footed dishes, for the Thai market, 19th century, including a pair with a brightly enameled floral pattern; two with a gray ground with stylized sprigs; one featuring a dragon and the last with dense floral scrolls, the base marked 'san he' (a enameled fish and the dragon dish repaired), largest: 5.125"w

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Eight Chinese Porcelain Tazza, for Thai Market

Lot 27: Eight Chinese Porcelain Tazza, for Thai Market

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Description: (lot of 8) Group of Chinese underglaze blue porcelain footed dishes (tazza), for the Thai market, 19th century, the well with a floral roundel encircled with petals further accented with foliate sprays, the exterior decorated en suite, 5"w

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Chinese Blue-and-White Porcelain Jar

Lot 28: Chinese Blue-and-White Porcelain Jar

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Description: Chinese underglaze blue porcelain jar, 19th century, the tapering ovoid body decorated with stylized lotus sprigs alternating with ribbon tied rhombuses, the recessed base with blue double rings, 5"h

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Group of Eight Chinese Tazza for Thai Market

Lot 29: Group of Eight Chinese Tazza for Thai Market

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Description: (lot of 8) Chinese blue-and-white porcelain footed dishes (tazza), for the Thai market, 19th century, each with an everted foliate rim framing the well centered with a blossom and encircled with petals, further accented with stylized sprigs, largest: 5"w

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Sino-Tibetan Repousse Box with Enameled Panel

Lot 30: Sino-Tibetan Repousse Box with Enameled Panel

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Description: Sino-Tibetan repousse box with enameled plaque, the lid set with a polychrome plaque enameled with characters from 'Feng chen san xia' gathered in front of a villa and framed with a yellow floral band, the sides with a repousse Buddhist deity and monks set amid scrolls heighted with turquoise inlays, 5.75"w

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Chinese Porcelain Bowl, European Figures

Lot 31: Chinese Porcelain Bowl, European Figures

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Description: Chinese polychrome enameled porcelain bowl, with roundels featuring European figures reserved on an iron red ground heightened with gilt floral sprigs, the base with an apocryphal blue Qianlong mark (repaired), 7"w

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Chinese Horn Carving of a Beauty

Lot 32: Chinese Horn Carving of a Beauty

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Description: Chinese figural horn carving, the contoured segment shaped as a celestial beauty clutching a lotus sprig, 7.75"h

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Two Gourds: Japanese Sake Flask, Sino-Tibetan Bottle

Lot 33: Two Gourds: Japanese Sake Flask, Sino-Tibetan Bottle

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Description: (lot of 2) Japanese double gourd sake flask with gray silver cord, together with a Sino-Tibetan gourd bottle with silver stopper, largest: 8" h

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Two Japanese Ceramic Brush Holder, Kaki Dish

Lot 34: Two Japanese Ceramic Brush Holder, Kaki Dish

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Description: (lot of 2) Japanese blue-and-white ceramic brush holder, bamboo shape with various patterns; together with a molded porcelain dish with celadon persimmons and leaves on a dark blue wave pattern, dish: 7.25l, brush holder: 5.75"h

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Ten Small Japanese Blue-and white Imari Dishes, Meiji

Lot 35: Ten Small Japanese Blue-and white Imari Dishes, Meiji

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Description: (lot of 10) Japanese blue-and-white small Imari porcelain dishes, Meiji period, of abalone shape, decorated with a figure in landscape scene, 3.63" l

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Japanese Papier Mache Box and Lacquer Box

Lot 36: Japanese Papier Mache Box and Lacquer Box

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Description: (lot of 2) Japanese 'inu hariko' lacquered papier mache gilt box, Edo period, painted with a pine, crane and fans on gilt ground, pearl-white interior, together with gold takamakie black lacquered box, Meiji period, gilt interior rim, the lid decorated with weeping cherry blossoms: box: 5"w x 8"l

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Japanese Porcelain Sake Cup Stands and Dragon Hirado Vase

Lot 37: Japanese Porcelain Sake Cup Stands and Dragon Hirado Vase

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Description: (lot of 3) Two Japanese blue-and-white Imari porcelain haidai, Meiji period, with a hexagonal reticulated upper body, a white hanabishi crests on blue ground; flower shaped haidai on four short supports, decorated with chrysanthemums and plum blossoms, lastly a molded white porcelain Hirado ware vase, dragon shaped handle, woven motif above the open work bulbous body, marked 'Keisen' on the recessed base, vase: 7.5"h

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Japanese Fukagawa Porcelain Vase

Lot 38: Japanese Fukagawa Porcelain Vase

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Description: Japanese Fukagawa porcelain vase, pale blue, decorated with white cherry blossoms in gilt contour on the upper body, with swimming fish in the lower body, gold on blue band decoration on the foot, Fukagawa mark on the recessed base, 6"h

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Japanese Kutani Wataya  Porcelain Tea Cup/Saucer

Lot 39: Japanese Kutani Wataya Porcelain Tea Cup/Saucer

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Description: (lot of 2) Japanese Kutani export gilt decorated porcelain tea cup and saucer, each of the exterior painted with scenes of people enjoying cherry blossom viewing, interior of the cup with arhats (rakan) below a foliate rim, the base marked Wataya Sanjin, saucer: 5.5" dia

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Chinese Wood Carving, Cranes

Lot 40: Chinese Wood Carving, Cranes

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Description: Chinese mixed wood carving, featuring a pair of 'Vietnamese huanghuali' cranes with one clutching a lingzhi sprig in its beak and standing above a stand elaborately carved with small mushrooms, 19.8"h

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15 Japanese Blue-and-White Soba Cups, Meiji 19 C.

Lot 41: 15 Japanese Blue-and-White Soba Cups, Meiji 19 C.

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Description: (lot of 15) Japanese blue-and-white Imari porcelain soba cups, Meiji period, decorated with reserves of figures and flowers, 3"h x 3.75"dia

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Two Chinese Blue-and-White Porcelain Jar and Planter

Lot 42: Two Chinese Blue-and-White Porcelain Jar and Planter

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese underglaze blue porcelain for the Thai market, 19th century, one planter with a wide mouth above a bulbous body and tapering toward a splayed base, overall decorated with scrolling peonies; togehter with a covered jar, the exterior decorated with large peony blossoms issuing from scrolling leafy tendrils, 9.3"w

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Nine Japanese Blue-and-white Imari Dishes, Meiji

Lot 43: Nine Japanese Blue-and-white Imari Dishes, Meiji

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Description: (lot of 9) Japanese blue-and-white Imari porcelain dishes, Meiji period, foliate rim, decorated with flowers in three reserves to the interior and auspicious items on the upper exterior, mark to the recessed base, 8.25" dia

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Two Tibetan Textile, Vajra

Lot 44: Two Tibetan Textile, Vajra

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Description: (lot of 2) Tibetan textile panels, one featuring a vajra executed in gilt wrapped threads with wanzi emblems to the corners silhouetted on a yellow ground; the other woven with a three eyed deity framed within a border alternating with vajra and skulls, 33"h x 38.3"w

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Group of Chinese Textile Fragments, Flowers (24)

Lot 45: Group of Chinese Textile Fragments, Flowers (24)

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Description: (lot of 24) Chinese embroidered textile fragments, mostly late Qing/early Republic period, some featuring various flowers, including peonies, orchids and prunus, while some are accompanied with birds, largest: 14.5"h

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Three Chinese Kesi Woven Panels

Lot 46: Three Chinese Kesi Woven Panels

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Description: (lot of 3) Chinese woven kesi panels, late Qing/Republic period, featuring warriors and soldiers in battle, with pigment accents, largest: 39"h

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Chinese Textile Roundels and Sleeve Bands

Lot 47: Chinese Textile Roundels and Sleeve Bands

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Description: (lot of 18) Chinese embroidered textile roundels and sleeve bands, mostly late Qing/Republic period, consisting of four sleeve bands decorated with flowers, birds and/or butterflies; along with medallions featuring various subject matter, largest: 15"h

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Seven Japanese Blue-and-White Imari Porcelain,  Meiji

Lot 48: Seven Japanese Blue-and-White Imari Porcelain, Meiji

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Description: (lot of 7) Japanese blue-and-white Imari porcelain dishes, Meiji period, molded floral form and the exterior decorated with flowers in reserves, the exterior further accented with blossoms, recessed base marked, 8" dia

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