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Auction Description for New Orleans Auction Galleries: New Orleans Auction Galleries March Sale: Day 1 of 2
Sale Notes:
Open for exhibition daily except Sundays at 510 Julia Street at Magazine, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CDT, beginning Wednesday, March 5, 2014 through Friday, March 14, 2014, with an evening preview reception on Thursday, March 13, 2014, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. CDT.

New Orleans Auction Galleries March Sale: Day 1 of 2

by New Orleans Auction Galleries


677 lots with images

March 15, 2014

Live Auction

801 Magazine Street

New Orleans, LA, 70130 USA

Phone: +1 504 566 1849

Fax: +1 504 566 1851

Email: info@neworleansauction.com

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Chinese Carved Ivory Figure of a Crab

Lot 1: Chinese Carved Ivory Figure of a Crab

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Description: Chinese Carved Ivory Figure of a Crab, late 19th century, w. 5", presented on a wooden stand, together with a celluloid clamshell, w. 2-1/2" (two total pieces).

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Chinese Ivory Carving

Lot 2: Chinese Ivory Carving

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Description: Chinese Ivory Carving, late 19th century, depicting a seated female figure holding a bunch of flowers, h. 6-1/2".

Condition Report: Seated figure with inlaid turquoise and coral colored stones affixed to wooden stand. Some fading to ink at hair and robe. A 1/3" hairline right above the left eye. Minor wear to wooden stand. No apparent chips or repairs.

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Pair of Chinese Ivory Foo Dog Bottles on Stands

Lot 3: Pair of Chinese Ivory Foo Dog Bottles on Stands

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Description: Pair of Chinese Ivory Foo Dog Bottles on Stands, 19th century, the bottles shaped like foo dogs with inlaid coral and blue turquoise stones, on wooden stands, h. 6", w. 4".

Condition Report: Dark uneven patina and some abrasion throughout on both pieces. A few fine lines on the body of each and a little remaining adhesive residue along with minor wear to the stands commensurate with age and display. Each bottle has inlaid blue eyes and five stones in each collar. The stones are separated by small carved designs, none of the stones appear to be missing.

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Chinese Carved Ivory Horse on Stand

Lot 4: Chinese Carved Ivory Horse on Stand

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Description: Chinese Carved Ivory Horse on Stand, 19th century, the carved ivory figure depicting a horse with inlaid stones for the eyes and ornamenting the rein, on a wooden stand, h. 6", l. 10", including stand.

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Pair of Chinese Quail and Millet Incense Boxes

Lot 5: Pair of Chinese Quail and Millet Incense Boxes

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Description: Pair of Chinese Quail and Millet Incense Boxes, 19th century, with fitted silver-inlaid stands, together with a chick in an egg, quail, h. 3", l. 5-1/4" (three total pieces).

Condition Report: Warm patination throughout on all three parts. Both birds affixed to wooden stands. One bird has a hairline crack, about an inch long, that is only visible on the inside. Same piece has slight losses to the scalloped underside edges. The other bird and egg have no visible damage.

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Chinese Ivory Medicine Lady

Lot 6: Chinese Ivory Medicine Lady

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Description: Chinese Ivory Medicine Lady, 19th century, ink on carved ivory, the elegantly reclining figure with slightly elevated feet, on a wooden stand, h. 3", l. 9-7/8".

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Chinese Ivory Medicine Lady

Lot 7: Chinese Ivory Medicine Lady

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Description: Chinese Ivory Medicine Lady, 19th century, ink on ivory, the female figure depicted with two carved bracelets, h. 2-1/2", l. 9-3/8", including wooden stand.

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Chinese Carved Ivory Card Case

Lot 8: Chinese Carved Ivory Card Case

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Description: Chinese Carved Ivory Card Case, late 19th century, the card case intricately carved with scenes of figures and pavilions in a lush garden setting, h. 4-7/8", w. 2-3/4".

Condition Report: Ivory has a warm patina throughout; some very slight abrasions on the edges of the plaque on the front of the case probably from the carving process. No noticeable cracks, losses or repairs.

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Chinese Carved Ivory of the Zodiac

Lot 9: Chinese Carved Ivory of the Zodiac

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Description: Chinese Carved Ivory, Depicting the Twelve Signs of the Zodiac, 19th century, the large rooster with inlaid stone eyes and surrounded by the eleven other signs of the lunar zodiac, h. 6-1/2", w. 6", including stand.

Condition Report: Possibly Japanese. Some patina throughout, ox's neck has been repaired. No apparent chips or cracks. Minor wear to stand commensurate with age and display.

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Chinese Carved Ivory Eagle

Lot 10: Chinese Carved Ivory Eagle

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Description: Chinese Carved Ivory Eagle, late 19th century, w. 11", l. 13".

Condition Report: Wings have been repaired against the body and in the arches. Some abrasion and very minor losses to the tips of the tail feathers. Wooden pegs in feet with broken edges each extending about 1/2", no stand. Weight is 2 lbs., 9.4 oz.

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Pair of Chinese Ivory Carvings

Lot 11: Pair of Chinese Ivory Carvings

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Description: Pair of Chinese Ivory Carvings, late 19th century, depicting a pair of phoenixes with peonies, h. 8-1/4".

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Pair of Antique Chinese Ivory Peacocks

Lot 12: Pair of Antique Chinese Ivory Peacocks

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Description: Pair of Antique Chinese Ivory Peacocks, 19th century, the two delicately-carved figures of peacocks on peony bushes of patinated ivory with signatures on the underside of each, h. 15", w. 3".

Condition Report: Warm patina throughout on each piece. Some chipped petals and leaves on each piece and a 1-1/2" crack in the underside of one peacock that partially wraps around the signature. None of the wear compromises the aesthetic integrity of the objects and all wear is commensurate with age.

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Chinese Carved Ivory Dragon

Lot 13: Chinese Carved Ivory Dragon

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Description: Chinese Carved Ivory Dragon, 19th century, the figure modeled holding a sacred pearl, unsigned, h. 2-1/4", l. 20-3/4".

Condition Report: Some slight abrasion throughout, particularly at the nostrils. A little bit of grime on body and pink stains scattered across the face with a couple on the body. A warm patina throughout. No cracks or noticeable repairs are visible. Tongue is a separate piece that comes out.

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Chinese Carved Ivory Tusk

Lot 14: Chinese Carved Ivory Tusk

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Description: Chinese Carved Ivory Tusk, 19th century, depicting a bridge of elephants, on a pierced and carved wooden base, h. 3-1/2", l. 16".

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Chinese Ivory Carving of a Dragon

Lot 15: Chinese Ivory Carving of a Dragon

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Description: Chinese Ivory Carving of a Dragon, 19th century, the carved figure of a dragon with three bodhisattvas on its back, unsigned, on a wooden stand, h. 7", l. 15", including stand.

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Chinese Fossil Ivory Carving

Lot 16: Chinese Fossil Ivory Carving

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Description: Chinese Fossil Ivory Carving, late 19th century, carved and pierced with a scene from "Travels in the West", l. 23".

Condition Report: Repairs to lower right corner of tusk, monkey's foot, the horse's hoof, dragon's face, and back of tusk. Fine lines including more significant cracks in the back, the pig's waist, dragon, and under the ruyi cloud. Losses above dragon and over the pig's head. Top of monkey's spear missing. Some minor wear to wooden stand commensurate with age and display.

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Chinese Carved Ivory Tusk

Lot 17: Chinese Carved Ivory Tusk

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Description: Chinese Carved Ivory Tusk, 19th century, in the form of a Buddhist saint with a dragon, presented on a fitted stand, h. 5-1/2", l. 18-1/2".

Condition Report: Painted eyes on dragon and two human figures. Patination throughout with some variation in color. A few small cracks in the surface on the wave portions around the figures that does not compromise the stability or aesthetic of the object; the cracks are commensurate with age.

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Chinese Ivory Chariot on Stand

Lot 18: Chinese Ivory Chariot on Stand

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Description: Chinese Ivory Chariot on Stand, 19th century, the carved ivory chariot with a canopy and a figure of an emperor, unmarked, with a wooden stand, h. 18-1/4", l. 17-1/2".

Condition Report: Canopy is a separate piece. Somewhat uneven patina throughout, hairline cracks throughout, most noticeably in the front ground tiles and on the back of the carriage. A repair on the corner of the chariot. Some rubbing and losses to the horse's mane.

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Chinese Ivory Carving

Lot 19: Chinese Ivory Carving

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Description: Chinese Ivory Carving, late 19th century, depicting a multi-armed figure of Manjushri, h. 25-1/2" not including stand.

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Chinese Carved Ivory Group of a Royal Procession

Lot 20: Chinese Carved Ivory Group of a Royal Procession

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Description: Chinese Carved Ivory Group of a Royal Procession, 19th century, depicting a carriage carrying the emperor and a coachman with another accompanying figure on horseback, the carriage intricately carved with a dragon motif, h. 19-1/2", l. 22-1/4".

Condition Report: Repairs to the face of the horse pulling the chariot. Same figure has losses to the mane. Chains are no longer intact, and some wear to carriage. Fine naturally occurring lines in the ivory on the horses and in the tiles that make up the ground commensurate with age and display.

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Large Chinese Ivory Incense Burner

Lot 21: Large Chinese Ivory Incense Burner

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Description: Large Chinese Ivory Incense Burner, late 19th century, the surface carved and pierced with various brocade patterns and swirling dragons, h. 37".

Condition Report: Large multi-piece pagoda form on a tripodal stand on a three-legged wooden pedestal. Significant losses to top level - latticework is broken off and one of the monster-mask eaves appears to be coming off. They all appear to have been attached separately. Multiple bell loops are missing. Glue is visible on the insides of the railings. Patinated throughout.

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Chinese Carved and Pierced Ivory Censer

Lot 22: Chinese Carved and Pierced Ivory Censer

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Description: Chinese Carved and Pierced Ivory Censer, 19th century, the tripodal censer with zoomorphic legs and reserves depicting a pair of dragons, the lid with a round Shou ideogram and a pair of foo dogs, the underside marked with an oval, on a wooden stand, h. 9", w. 9", including stand.

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Chinese Carved Ivory Jar

Lot 23: Chinese Carved Ivory Jar

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Description: Chinese Carved Ivory Jar, 19th century, with reserves of figures in palace gardens and floral scroll borders, h. 15-1/2".

Condition Report: Some wear commensurate with age. Patination throughout with some unevenness in color, natural cracking in the thick walls of the vessel, only very visible on the inside. A fine line runs along the back of the lid that does not compromise the aesthetic integrity of the object.

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Chinese Carved Ivory Archaistic Vessel

Lot 24: Chinese Carved Ivory Archaistic Vessel

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Description: Chinese Carved Ivory Archaistic Vessel, 19th century, the vessel with a lid with reserves depicting dragons set among ruyi clouds, with a wooden stand, h. 15-1/2", dia. 3-3/4", including stand.

Condition Report: Patination with some discoloration throughout. Two small cracks about 1/4" long each - one on the top of the lid and one on the underside of the lid. A couple of nicks along the borders of the reserves, and one small restoration on the top side of the body of the vessel.

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Chinese Finely-Carved Ivory Puzzle Ball

Lot 25: Chinese Finely-Carved Ivory Puzzle Ball

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Description: Chinese Finely-Carved Ivory Puzzle Ball, late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), the pierced and carved ivory puzzle ball with a motif of interweaving clouds and dragons on a stand with two smaller carved and pierced puzzle balls, the base featuring a beautiful lady standing on a dragon and cloud base with a flowering branch, h. 21-1/2", dia. 4-1/4". Similar examples can be found in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, The Palace Museum, Beijing, and the Victoria and Albert Museum of Art, London.

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Large Chinese Ivory Puzzle Ball

Lot 26: Large Chinese Ivory Puzzle Ball

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Description: Large Chinese Ivory Puzzle Ball, 19th century, the finely-carved puzzle ball with a motif of interlocking dragons on a base depicting a dragon with water spouting from its mouth, h. 21", w. 6".

Condition Report: Some slight warm patination throughout. Stand has no noticeable cracks or repairs. Ball exhibits breakage and losses to the latticework in several layers, including the 3rd, 7th, 9th and 10th. The 7th and 9th layers have some cracks, while the third has more significant losses. The dragon motif on the outside of the ball is still very much intact.

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Antique Chinese Polychrome Ivory Imperial Pair

Lot 27: Antique Chinese Polychrome Ivory Imperial Pair

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Description: Antique Chinese Polychrome Ivory Imperial Pair, 19th century, the carved figures of an emperor and his consort, the emperor holding a sword with an inscription in seal script, on wooden stands, h. 14-1/4", w. 3-3/4", including stand.

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Pair of Chinese Ivory Carvings

Lot 28: Pair of Chinese Ivory Carvings

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Description: Pair of Chinese Ivory Carvings, late 19th century, depicting, respectively, an emperor and empress, h. 9".

Condition Report: Throne of empress is missing a claw in one of its legs. Repairs to the emperor's wooden stand. Some fine lines and fading to ink throughout commensurate with age and display.

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Chinese Carved Ivory Royal Pair

Lot 29: Chinese Carved Ivory Royal Pair

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Description: Chinese Carved Ivory Royal Pair, 19th century, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), the male and female royal pair in carved ivory, each holding a bunch of flowers, the female with a basket of flowers and wearing a dragon crown, h. 30-1/2", w. 4-3/4".

Condition Report: Patination and some fading of ink. No apparent breaks or repairs. Scratch under eye of female figure about 1/3" long. Some slight wear to the surface commensurate with age and display.

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Chinese Ivory Figure of an Immortal Sage

Lot 30: Chinese Ivory Figure of an Immortal Sage

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Description: Chinese Ivory Figure of an Immortal Sage, 19th century, the carved figure of a mythic sage with a prominent forehead, holding a staff with a lingzhi mushroom and a scroll, signed on the underside, h. 25-1/2", w. 6-1/4".

Condition Report: Warm patination throughout; a 1" fine hairline crack at the back base of the figure's neck. All wear is commensurate with age and gentle display.

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Chinese Ivory Figure of an Immortal

Lot 31: Chinese Ivory Figure of an Immortal

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Description: Chinese Ivory Figure of an Immortal, late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), depicting an immortal sage with a prominent forehead and long beard, holding a bough of peaches, a scroll and a staff, and a child on a deer carrying a branch, bearing a mark on the underside, h. 44", dia. 5-7/8".

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Chinese Ivory Carving

Lot 32: Chinese Ivory Carving

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Description: Chinese Ivory Carving, late 19th century, depicting a warrior in armor and holding a spear, h. 26".

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Chinese Ivory Figure of a Legendary General

Lot 33: Chinese Ivory Figure of a Legendary General

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Description: Chinese Ivory Figure of a Legendary General, 19th century, the carved ivory figure depicted with a spear, unmarked, on a round wooden base, h. 11-1/2", w. 3", including stand.

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Chinese Bone Guardian Figure

Lot 34: Chinese Bone Guardian Figure

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Description: Chinese Bone Guardian Figure, the polychrome ox bone guardian with a spear, inlaid with stone and coral on an attached octagonal pedestal, the underside marked with a four-character seal, h. 24-5/8", w. 5-3/4".

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Chinese Ivory Figure of a Beauty on Stand

Lot 35: Chinese Ivory Figure of a Beauty on Stand

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Description: Chinese Ivory Figure of a Beauty on Stand, 19th century, the figure of a beautiful lady in flowing robes holding a branch of blooming peonies, on a carved and pierced wooden stand, h. 13", w. 3-1/2", including stand.

Condition Report: Figure is affixed to stand, Warm light patina throughout, some rubbing to the hair ornament, but no visible cracks, breaks or restorations.

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Chinese Carved Figure of an Empress

Lot 36: Chinese Carved Figure of an Empress

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Description: Chinese Carved Figure of an Empress Holding a Scepter, late 19th century, in polychromed bone and ivory over a wood frame, h. 33", w. 12".

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Chinese Pietra Dura Box

Lot 37: Chinese Pietra Dura Box

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Description: Chinese Pietra Dura Box, 19th/20th century, the zitan wood box inlaid with polished hardstone, bone and mother-of-pearl, depicting a figure holding a ruyi scepter atop an elephant, a second figure beside them carrying a banner, h. 3", w. 8", l. 9".

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Chinese Painted Dragon Box

Lot 38: Chinese Painted Dragon Box

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Description: Chinese Painted Dragon Box, 20th century, the round drum-shaped carved and painted box with brass accents, an auspicious ideogram in the center associated with longevity, surrounded by a pair of dragons, h. 5", dia. 17".

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Chinese Zitan Brush Pot

Lot 39: Chinese Zitan Brush Pot

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Description: Chinese Zitan Brush Pot, the tree-trunk-form brush pot with carved knots and burls, unmarked, h. 6-1/2", w. 5-1/2".

Condition Report: Heavy black zitan wood carved to resemble a tree trunk. Object is in fine condition, with some minor wear to the surface commensurate with age and use/display.

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Chinese Wooden Brush Pot with Ivory Inlay

Lot 40: Chinese Wooden Brush Pot with Ivory Inlay

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Description: Chinese Wooden Brush Pot with Ivory Inlay, 19th century, the cylindrical stained wooden brush pot with an ivory inlaid image of a sage and a seal, h. 4-3/8", dia. 5".

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Pair of Chinese Ivory and Cloisonne Beauties

Lot 41: Pair of Chinese Ivory and Cloisonne Beauties

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Description: Pair of Chinese Ivory and Cloisonne Beauties, 19th century, the two ladies with patinated ivory faces and cloisonne enameled bodies with stone ornamentation, mounted on wooden stands, h. 13", w. 5-1/4", including stand.

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Pair of Chinese Cloisonne Candle Prickets

Lot 42: Pair of Chinese Cloisonne Candle Prickets

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Description: Pair of Chinese Cloisonne Candle Prickets, 20th century, in the form of two cloisonne pelicans with raised wings, standing on rounded triangular bases with wave motifs, and with double gourd candle prickets on each bird's back, h. 22", w. 12".

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Chinese Bronze Censer

Lot 43: Chinese Bronze Censer

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Description: Chinese Bronze Censer, late 19th/early 20th century, the round bronze censer with two lion-head lugs and inscribed with a "Yongle" reign mark, dia. 4".

Condition Report: Patina with slight wear to the surface. Dark interior. No signs of bronze disease.

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Chinese Bronze Hand Warmer

Lot 44: Chinese Bronze Hand Warmer

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Description: Chinese Bronze Hand Warmer, 19th /20th century, the lid with a pierced motif of figures in a landscape, with a dark and even patina throughout, with a Ming Zhangmingqi mark on the underside, h. 2", w. 3", l. 4-1/2".

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Chinese Bronze Censer

Lot 45: Chinese Bronze Censer

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Description: Chinese Bronze Censer, decorated with molded characters in a pointed arch paneled cartouche, h. 3-1/2", w. 7-1/2", d. 6".

Condition Report: In very good condition. No evidence of damage. The interior has old residue from use. Good patina.

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Chinese Bronze Vessel

Lot 46: Chinese Bronze Vessel

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Description: Chinese Bronze Vessel, 19th/20th century, the vessel with two phoenixes, and a dragon handle adorned with bats and lingzhi fungi, h. 10-1/2".

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Chinese Bronze Vase

Lot 47: Chinese Bronze Vase

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Description: Chinese Bronze Vase, late19th/early 20th century, the large bronze vessel covered with a motif of dragons and ruyi clouds, and having two dragon-head-shaped lugs, each with a ring in its mouth, the underside with an apocryphal four-character mark of Qianlong, h. 13", dia. 8-1/2".

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Chinese Dragon Fish Bronze Censer

Lot 48: Chinese Dragon Fish Bronze Censer

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Description: Chinese Dragon Fish Bronze Censer, 18th/19th century, in the Ming style, the censer depicting a carp transforming into a dragon, h. 11-3/4", w. 4", l. 8". According to Chinese legend, when a carp jumped up and crossed the "Dragon's Gate" waterfall on the Yellow River, a virtually impossible task, he would be transformed into a dragon.

Condition Report: Dark patina throughout with a large turquoise-colored patch of tarnish on the interior suggesting use. Head is on a hinge allowing the lid to swing open. Vessel is unmarked.

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Chinese Bronze Avalokitesvara (Guanyin)

Lot 49: Chinese Bronze Avalokitesvara (Guanyin)

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Description: Chinese Bronze Avalokitesvara (Guanyin), 19th/20th century, the bronze figure of the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara seated in padmasana with hands arranged in Vitarka mudra, on a densely-petaled lotus base, marked on the figure's reverse with apocryphal Wanli, h. 16-1/2", w. 9-3/4". Comparable to a Vairocana in the Royal Ontario Museum and a figure in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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Chinese Gilt-Bronze Buddha

Lot 50: Chinese Gilt-Bronze Buddha

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Description: Chinese Gilt-Bronze Buddha, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), the figure seated in vajrasana, the lotus base marked on the front with the Qianlong mark and engraved on the base with a Visvavajra, h. 14-1/2", w. 10-1/2".

Condition Report: Losses to gilt throughout. Dark patina and some abrasions and small nicks throughout. No apparent restorations or large breaks. Reddish patina on underside. Wear is commensurate with age and use.

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