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Auction Description for California Asian Art Auction Gallery USA: Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
Viewing Notes:
Preview period: Sept. 4th to Sept. 13th, 2013 11AM to 5PM PST

Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

by California Asian Art Auction Gallery USA


377 lots with images

September 14, 2013

Live Auction

123 S. Mission Dr.

# A, C, F

San Gabriel, CA, 91776 USA

Phone: 888-977-9588

Email: info@californiaasianartauction.com

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A TWO-STRAND RED CORAL BEAD NECKLACE AND A PAIR OF 14K CORAL EARRINGS

Lot 1: A TWO-STRAND RED CORAL BEAD NECKLACE AND A PAIR OF 14K CORAL EARRINGS

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Description: The red coral bead necklace composed of two strands of coral beads, weighs 50 grams, the stud decorated with coral; the earrings with round coral measured 1cm, with 14K gold stud.

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A STRAND OF CORAL BEAD NECKLACE WITH IVORY PENDANT

Lot 2: A STRAND OF CORAL BEAD NECKLACE WITH IVORY PENDANT

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Description: The necklace composed of graduating coral beads , the center attached with an ivory pendant, carved with four-clawed dragon, total weight 70 grams.

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A STRAND OF 108 SACRED FIGS PRAYER BEADS

Lot 3: A STRAND OF 108 SACRED FIGS PRAYER BEADS

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Description: The 108 beads made from Sacred Figs, the figs from Bo-tree, in brown color, each bead with size approximately 1cm, together with semi-precious gems as separators. Qing Dynasty period.

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A CARVED TIGER BONE ORNAMENT

Lot 4: A CARVED TIGER BONE ORNAMENT

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Description: The carving depicts a baby laughing happily within a lettuce, delicately portrayed with details, the bone color of dark brown.

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A PAIR OF ZITAN INK PAD BOXES

Lot 5: A PAIR OF ZITAN INK PAD BOXES

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Description: Of compressed globular form and small ring lip around lid and bottom, the ink pad box made from Zitan wood with natural colors and grains, one box with slightly larger size than the other. Qing Dynasty period.

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TWO SILVER 'LOTUS FLOWER' CANDLE HOLDERS

Lot 6: TWO SILVER 'LOTUS FLOWER' CANDLE HOLDERS

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Description: One candle holder in blossoming lotus flower form, supported by three legs extending to handles with bulb-shaped candle holders on top. The other candle holder is composed of multiple flowers, leaves, and bulbs, with the two bulbs on the side and the large bulb in the center acting as candle holder, the base made of iron and was not original. 18th century.

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A LARGE LACQUER AND GILD 'DRAGON' COVER BOX

Lot 7: A LARGE LACQUER AND GILD 'DRAGON' COVER BOX

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Description: Of compressed globular form, the lid depicts a gild flying five-clawed dragon amidst clouds, surrounding a single flaming pearl, the edges with key-fret pattern, applied over black lacquer, the sides of similar dragon design, with additional Chinese coin patterns, and the interior and bottom with red lacquer, complete with four character "KANGXI" mark. 19th century.

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A SET OF FRENCH MARBLE CLOCK GARNITURE

Lot 8: A SET OF FRENCH MARBLE CLOCK GARNITURE

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Description: The set includes a clock and two candle holders. The clock with white circular dial and movement, surmounted by rose flowers, supported by three cupid, the candle sticks also in the form of cupid, all standing on round marble stone.

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A NEST OF FIVE FOSSILIZED DINOSAUR EGGS

Lot 9: A NEST OF FIVE FOSSILIZED DINOSAUR EGGS

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Description: The fossilized eggs were all of oval shape, separated into three groups of one, two, and two eggs, some slightly larger. Jurassic period.

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A VINTAGE ROLEX PRECISION 18K GOLD WATCH WITH 18K YELLOW GOLD BAND

Lot 10: A VINTAGE ROLEX PRECISION 18K GOLD WATCH WITH 18K YELLOW GOLD BAND

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Description: The vintage mechanical Rolex watch's case was made of 18k gold, with 18k gold watch band.

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A FAMILLE ROSE 'CHRYSANTHEMUM AND BATS' BOWL

Lot 11: A FAMILLE ROSE 'CHRYSANTHEMUM AND BATS' BOWL

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Description: With deep sides, the exterior finely enameled with branches of blossoming chrysanthemum flowers, flying bats, and Chinese characters, reserved on a rich blue ground, with white interior. Bottom bears six characters "DAOGUANG" mark. 19th century.

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A HONGMU HARDWOOD ARHAT CARVING

Lot 12: A HONGMU HARDWOOD ARHAT CARVING

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Description: The arhat seated on the ground, wearing long robe exposed of bare chest and large belly, tempting a small animal with a fruit in right hand, and with a happy expression. Natural Hongmu wood color and grain. Qing Dynasty period. Provenance: Rosily Museum of Taiwan

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A NATURAL WHITE CORAL 'TREE'

Lot 13: A NATURAL WHITE CORAL 'TREE'

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Description: Natural white coral 'Tree' form branch, with red color at the center, of fine full form and mounted on plexiglass base. 19th century.

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TWO SILVER POCKET WATCHES

Lot 14: TWO SILVER POCKET WATCHES

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Description: Of circular form, one watch with Jesus on the cross with a praying lady, the other watch with a lady holding flower basket near a house, both made with silver and require manual winding. 18 to 19th century.

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A SMALL CARVED HARDWOOD CABINET

Lot 15: A SMALL CARVED HARDWOOD CABINET

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Description: Of rectangular shape with angular edges, the cabinet's front door panels carved with landscape scene depicting pine trees, large houses, and mountains, the door opens to four compartments and two drawers, the bottom and top also with smaller drawers. 19th century.

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A GILT BRONZE PLANTER EMBEDDED WITH JADEITE AND PEARLS

Lot 16: A GILT BRONZE PLANTER EMBEDDED WITH JADEITE AND PEARLS

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Description: The planter depicts a flower tree fully blossomed, each flower with nine jadeite petals and center with a round pearl, the tree and planter of gilt bronze. Some missing jadeite and pearls. 19th century.

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A PAIR OF BRONZE ENCASED FAMILLE ROSE OIL LAMPS

Lot 17: A PAIR OF BRONZE ENCASED FAMILLE ROSE OIL LAMPS

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Description: Of globular form, the body with four round medallions around Chinese characters "Wan Shou Wu Jiang", surrounded by flowers and vines, applied on top of teal ground. A bronze cone supports the lamp from bottom, a pair of three bronze strips with a dragon secure the middle, and bronze enclosures on top attached with glass, forming an oil lamp. 19th century.

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A PAIR OF BLUE GROUND  'FLOWERS' BOWL

Lot 18: A PAIR OF BLUE GROUND 'FLOWERS' BOWL

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Description: The bowls drawn with plum flowers spread across blue ground on the exterior, below a scrolling wave pattern, bottom bears six characters "DAOGUANG" mark. Qing Dynasty period.

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A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE 'BIRDS AND FLOWERS' BOWLS

Lot 19: A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE 'BIRDS AND FLOWERS' BOWLS

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Description: The bowls with floriform rims, the exterior depicts birds and butterflies amidst booming flowers and tree branches, bottom bears six characters "DAOGUANG" mark. One bowl with minor damage at bottom. Qing Dynasty period.

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A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE BOWLS 'LANDSCAPE'

Lot 20: A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE BOWLS 'LANDSCAPE'

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Description: With rounded sides supported on a straight foot ring, brightly enameled around the exterior with a landscape scene and artist signature and mark "Wang Yongtai", bottom bears four character "Guanyao Neizao" mark. Qing Dynasty period.

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A RED GROUND AND GILD FAMILLE ROSE DOUBLE BRUSHPOT

Lot 21: A RED GROUND AND GILD FAMILLE ROSE DOUBLE BRUSHPOT

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Description: Of double rectangular form, the brush pot linked at the corner, the exterior in red ground with gild flower patterns and gild rim, each side with famille rose landscape scenes and poems, with artist and signature marks, the interior and bottom in turquoise ground, and bottom bears a six characters "QIANLONG" mark.

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A LARGE DOUCAI 'FLOWERS' VASE

Lot 22: A LARGE DOUCAI 'FLOWERS' VASE

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Description: Supported on a splayed foot, the ovoid body with gently swelling shoulders surmounted by a broad waisted neck and flaring mouth, superbly painted with flowers in full bloom amongst a dense bed of foliage and stems, in between scrolling ruyi band on top and lappet band on bottom, the shoulder applied with a pair of small red handles, bottom bears six characters "JIAQING" mark. Qing Dynasty period.

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A DOUCAI 'PHOENIX' BOWL

Lot 23: A DOUCAI 'PHOENIX' BOWL

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Description: The deep bowl tapers to a straight ring foot, body painted with five medallions of phoenix, the interior with a similar phoenix, and the bottom with six character "WANLI" mark. Qing Dynasty period, in imitation of Ming Dynasty.

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A PAIR OF DOUCAI 'FLOWERS' BOWLS

Lot 24: A PAIR OF DOUCAI 'FLOWERS' BOWLS

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Description: The edges of floriform, the exterior of bowls beautifully enameled with blossoming flowers such as orchid, prunus, chrysanthemum, lotus, and peach flowers, with a mantis perched on the lotus flower; the interior enameled with a bat flying over two peaches, and the bottom bears six character "GUANGXU" mark. Qing Dynasty period.

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A SMALL YELLOW GLAZED BOWL

Lot 25: A SMALL YELLOW GLAZED BOWL

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Description: Well potted with deep rounded sides supported on a short straight foot and rising to a slightly flared rim, applied overall with a rich yellow glaze, bottom bears six character "QIANLONG" mark. Qing Dynasty period.

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A GROUP OF THREE FLAMBE GLAZED PORCELAIN

Lot 26: A GROUP OF THREE FLAMBE GLAZED PORCELAIN

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Description: The group of porcelain includes a brush pot, a small brush washer, and a pen rest, all covered in flambe glaze of blue, purple, and white. Qing Dynasty period.

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A LARGE MING BLUE AND WHITE 'EIGHT IMMORTALS' BOWL

Lot 27: A LARGE MING BLUE AND WHITE 'EIGHT IMMORTALS' BOWL

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Description: Painted in underglaze blue of cobalt tone, the exterior depicts the Eight Immortals in forest setting, the interior with a similar motif. Ming Dynasty period.

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A CARVED LACQUER BALUSTER JAR WITH COVER

Lot 28: A CARVED LACQUER BALUSTER JAR WITH COVER

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Description: Of baluster form, the exterior carved with two battlefield scenes from Romance of the Three Kingdoms novel, one scene with Lü Bu and Dong Zhuo charging away from the gate, the other scene with Lü Bu fighting against Guan Yu, Zhang Fei, and Liu Bei in front of Hulao Gate, all encircled within key-fret patterns, the remaining space carved with flower and vine patterns. The lid pierce carved, and the bottom with black lacquer. Qing Dynasty period. Provenance: Estate of Thomas Chang of United States

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A BLUE AND WHITE 'FLOWERS' VASE

Lot 29: A BLUE AND WHITE 'FLOWERS' VASE

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Description: Of cylindrical form, the vase stands on splayed foot ring, the body with lotus flowers and vines, in between cloud and lappet band patterns, the shoulder with key-fret patterns, and the neck with similar lappet band, bottom unglazed. Qing Dynasty period.

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A BLUE AND WHITE 'LANDSCAPE SCENERY' CENSER

Lot 30: A BLUE AND WHITE 'LANDSCAPE SCENERY' CENSER

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Description: Of elegant curved bulbous body, supported by a straight ring foot, exterior depicting a mountain and river landscape scene, with pavilions, houses, boats, pine trees, and people in the scene. Qing Dynasty period.

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A CRACKLEWARE STYLE BRUSH POT

Lot 31: A CRACKLEWARE STYLE BRUSH POT

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Description: Of half cylindrical form, the brush pot covered with crackleware style patterns all over light brown glaze, the back side with multiple stylized vertical concave. Qing Dynasty period.

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A DOUCAI 'FLOWERS AND BUTTERFLIES' ROULEAU VASE

Lot 32: A DOUCAI 'FLOWERS AND BUTTERFLIES' ROULEAU VASE

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Description: Of rounded drum form, the exterior decorated with blooming flowers and colorful butterflies, a pair of gild elephant mask handles applied to the neck, the rim gild as well. Bottom bears four character "YONGZHENG" mark. 19th century.

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A LARGE EXPORT FAMILLE ROSE 'DRAGONS' VASE

Lot 33: A LARGE EXPORT FAMILLE ROSE 'DRAGONS' VASE

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Description: Of globular body, supported on straight round foot, with elegant, long, and waisted neck, expanding to flared rim, is decorated with floral patterns and two roundels of five clawed dragons, and two other roundels with flying phoenix. The two roundels on the long neck was decorated with lotus blossom on one, and peony flowers on other. In between the six roundels there are six Chinese character "Shou", signifying the wishful longevity. Qing Dynasty period.

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A GROUP OF SEVEN FAMILLE ROSE BOWLS AND DISHES

Lot 34: A GROUP OF SEVEN FAMILLE ROSE BOWLS AND DISHES

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Description: The group includes three larger bowls and four saucers. Three larger bowls with flared rims depict landscape scenery with village, boat, mountain, and river, with Chinese characters on the back.The saucer's interior depict a landscape scene with pavilion, river, and mountains. Bowls also with red marks on the bottom. Republic period.

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A FAMILLE ROSE 'CELEBRATION' VASE

Lot 35: A FAMILLE ROSE 'CELEBRATION' VASE

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Description: Of rounded drum form, the exterior depicts a scene of celebration, with seven people centered around a bearded man around the table, and flying bats in the background. Bottom bears four character "TONGZHI" mark. Qing Dynasty period.

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A CRACKLEWARE MEIPING VASE

Lot 36: A CRACKLEWARE MEIPING VASE

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Description: The body tapering from high rounded shoulder to the gently spreading foot, covered on the exterior with crackle patterns over white glaze, the bottom foot ring unglazed. Ming Dynasty period.

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A LONGQUAN CELADON TRIPOD CENSER

Lot 37: A LONGQUAN CELADON TRIPOD CENSER

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Description: Of compressed globular form, carved around the body with peony scroll, covered overall in celadon glaze, supported by three short legs, the short straight neck rising to a lipped rim. Ming Dynasty period.

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A LARGE GE-TYPE VASE WITH PRUNUS FLOWER HANDLES

Lot 38: A LARGE GE-TYPE VASE WITH PRUNUS FLOWER HANDLES

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Description: Of cylindrical form, the vase is raised on a straight foot and molded with a pair of prunus flower branch form handles applied to the tall neck, covered overall with an opaque pale grey glaze suffused with an irregular pattern of dark grey crackle, and bottom bears four character "CHENGHUA" mark. Qing Dynasty period.

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A BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' VASE

Lot 39: A BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' VASE

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Description: Of globular form, the exterior depicts flying phoenix and dragon amidst flowers and vines, between lappet patterns on shoulder and flower petal patterns at base, the straight long neck leads to a metal rim on top. Bottom bears six characters "CHENGHUA" mark. Ming Dynasty period.

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A FAMILLE ROSE 'FIVE ELDERS OF XIANGSHAN' TEAPOT

Lot 40: A FAMILLE ROSE 'FIVE ELDERS OF XIANGSHAN' TEAPOT

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Description: Of globular form, supported on a short straight ring, the exterior painted with five elders of Xiangshan meeting in the mountains studying a document scroll, the other side with title, artist signature and mark, and the lid with additional Chinese characters. Republic period.

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A FAMILLE ROSE 'MOTHER AND CHILDREN' TEAPOT

Lot 41: A FAMILLE ROSE 'MOTHER AND CHILDREN' TEAPOT

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Description: Of globular form, the teapot's exterior painted a mother with a baby and two kids in a garden scene, with a Chinese poem and artist signature on the back, the high shoulder with two arched handles, the lid with a pear shaped knop, and bottom bears four character seal. 19th century.

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A GILT DECORATED ORANGE GLAZED VASE

Lot 42: A GILT DECORATED ORANGE GLAZED VASE

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Description: With pear shaped body rising to a cylindrical neck and flaring mouth, with two ruyi shaped ear handles on the side, the exterior gilt decorated with blossoming flowers, the back with Chinese verses and seal marks, and the bottom bears six characters "JIAQING" mark.

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A CHENGHUA STYLE CRACKLEWARE WHITE GLAZED BRUSH WASHER JAR

Lot 43: A CHENGHUA STYLE CRACKLEWARE WHITE GLAZED BRUSH WASHER JAR

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Description: Of globular form, the jar depicts flying dragons amidst clouds, over white glazed crackleware patterns, the bottom bears four character mark "CHENGHUA". Qing Dynasty period.

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A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE 'MAGPIE AND PEONY' PLANTERS

Lot 44: A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE 'MAGPIE AND PEONY' PLANTERS

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Description: Of tapering cylindrical form, the planters exterior painted with magpie birds flying over blooming peony flowers, all over purple glaze ground, three character "Da Ya Zhai" and four character seal mark on the side, the lipped rim with alternating bat and Shou pattern, and the bottom unglazed. Qing Dynasty period.

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A BLUE AND WHITE 'MAGPIE AND PEONY' VASE

Lot 45: A BLUE AND WHITE 'MAGPIE AND PEONY' VASE

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Description: Of baluster form, the high shoulder tapers down to ring foot, the exterior painted with two magpie birds perched on the blossoming peony flower branches, and more magpie birds and butterflies flying nearby. 19th century.

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A CELADON JADE CARVING OF 'MYTHICAL BEAST' ORNAMENT

Lot 46: A CELADON JADE CARVING OF 'MYTHICAL BEAST' ORNAMENT

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Description: Of mythical beast form, the stone with partially celadon color with russet, partially stone color, one hole in the center of beast, and prowling on the ground. Ming Dynasty period.

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A WHITE JADE CARVING OF LION FIGURE

Lot 47: A WHITE JADE CARVING OF LION FIGURE

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Description: The figure depicts a Chinese mythical lion resting on four legs with head turned around, clinging to a lingzhi. The stone of white color with natural marks and slight translucency. Includes wooden stand. Qing Dynasty period.

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A JADEITE CARVING OF LADY MUSICIAN

Lot 48: A JADEITE CARVING OF LADY MUSICIAN

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Description: The figure carved from natural jadeite, the stone with mostly semi-transparent blue and white color along with a little russet, cleverly carved to depict hair color. The figure depicts a lady musician, wearing flowing robes, standing and holding onto a pair of Chinese musical instruments. Qing Dynasty period.

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A WHITE JADE CARVING OF MYTHICAL BEAST

Lot 49: A WHITE JADE CARVING OF MYTHICAL BEAST

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Description: The figure depicts a playful mythical beast, prowling with all four legs low on the ground, grinning with open mouth, and eyes wide open. The stone of white color with very slight russet, natural markings present. Includes wooden stand. 18th century.

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A WHITE JADE CARVING OF MYTHICAL LION FIGURE

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Description: The figure depicts a mythical lion resting on four legs, with its head turned sideways, the face in a curious expression. Stone of white color with slight russet and natural marks. Includes wooden stand. Qing Dynasty period.

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