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Auction Description for Clars: April 13th Fine Art and Antique Auction
Viewing Notes:
Friday April 12th, 1pm to 6pm. Saturday April 13th beginning at 9am.

April 13th Fine Art and Antique Auction

by Clars Auction Gallery


817 lots with images

April 13, 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 Gilt Stone Figure of Guanyin

Lot 1: Chinese Gilt Stone Figure of Guanyin

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Description: Chinese gilt stone carving of Guanyin, seated in laliasana and holding a ruyi scepter, backed by a mandorla and above a lotus pedestal, the white stone with areas heightened in gilt pigment, 13.5"h

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Group of Chinese Lapis Lazuli Animal Carvings

Lot 2: Group of Chinese Lapis Lazuli Animal Carvings

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Description: (lot of 7) Chinese lapis lazuli zoomorphic carvings, consisting of a rabbit, pig, horse, tiger, dog, qilin and one with a pair of fu-lion standing above an adult lion, some with wood stands, largest: 2.75"h

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Chinese Wooden Carving of a Fisherman

Lot 3: Chinese Wooden Carving of a Fisherman

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Description: Chinese hardwood figural carving, the fisherman pulls a fish out the river and is about to put it inside his basket, the back of the rocky plinth with a studio mark and the cyclical date jiashen, 6.5"h

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Chinese  Bamboo Figural Carving

Lot 4: Chinese Bamboo Figural Carving

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Description: Chinese bamboo carving, of an immortal holding a lingzhi sprig and above peaches, pomegranate and Buddha hand citron, 9.25"w

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Chinese Han-style Pierced Jade Plaque

Lot 5: Chinese Han-style Pierced Jade Plaque

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Description: Chinese Han-style jade plaque, reticulated with confronting birds flanked by a pair of gui-dragons, all within a band carved with a twisted cord pattern, 3.5" dia

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Two Chinese Jade Toggles: Gourd and Fish

Lot 6: Two Chinese Jade Toggles: Gourd and Fish

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese jade toggles, the first of a chilong climbing above a vine suspending a double gourd; the second in the form of an 'ao' fish, 3.25"w

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Assortment of Chinese Jewelry and Toggles

Lot 7: Assortment of Chinese Jewelry and Toggles

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Description: (lot of 8) Group of Chinese jewelry and ornaments, including a necklace with coral and hardstone beads; pair of toggles made up of coral beads and with kingfisher feather accents; three glass tear drop shaped toggles; two enameled filigree toggles, one of flower basket form, necklace: 10.75"l

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Three Chinese Jade/Hardstone Vessels

Lot 9: Three Chinese Jade/Hardstone Vessels

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Description: (lot of 3) Group of Chinese hardstone vessels, the first of pale green with dark inclusions, taotie motif on the body and three rings on each handle; the second, pale green triple vase, flanked by handles suspending loose rings; the third, yellow green tripod censer with a bulbous body bracketed by dragon shaped handles, the lid with rings and dragon shaped finial, all with fitted wood stands, tallest: 7"h (without stand)

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Six Chinese Jade Thumb Rings

Lot 10: Six Chinese Jade Thumb Rings

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Description: (lot of 6) Chinese carved jade thumb rings, each flanked by a pair of rams carved in relief, 1.8"w

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Five Chinese Stone Carvings

Lot 11: Five Chinese Stone Carvings

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Description: (lot of 5) Group of Chinese stone carvings, two carvings of the immortals Hehe Erxian; two soapstone figures of Daoist Immortal Han Zhongli and Lan Caihe; together with a mountain landscape, 8.5"l

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Chinese Serpentine Duck Form Box

Lot 12: Chinese Serpentine Duck Form Box

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Description: Chinese dark green serpentine box shaped as a duck with a wooden fitted stand, 5.5"l

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Chinese Rose Sculpture of children and Palette Dish

Lot 13: Chinese Rose Sculpture of children and Palette Dish

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese rose quartz sculpture, of three boys carrying a large peach, pomegranate and Buddha's hand citron; a palette dish with leaves surrounding the center shallow well, largest: 10" l

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Two Chinese Jade and Hardstone Snuff Bottle

Lot 14: Two Chinese Jade and Hardstone Snuff Bottle

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese jade/hardstone snuff bottles, the first of flattened oval form with a frosty white matrix; the second, of celadon hue in the form of a butterfly, 2"w

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Chinese Gilt Coral Small Garlic Head Vase

Lot 15: Chinese Gilt Coral Small Garlic Head Vase

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Description: Chinese gilt coral garlic head porcelain vase, with 'Hundred Bats' flying amid clouds on a coral red ground, in contrast with turquoise interior and base, the recessed base with an apocryphal Qianlong mark, 6.8"h

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Group of Chinese Porcelain Brush Washer

Lot 16: Group of Chinese Porcelain Brush Washer

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Description: (lot of 6) Chinese porcelain brush washers, consisting of one enameled with bird-and-flower; one with a boatman on a river; one enameled with cash coins; along with a hexagonal blue-and-white washer painted with figures; one in the form of the Three Auspicious Fruits; the last of globular form with gilt orchids on a coral ground, 2.3"h

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Chinese Plique-a-jour Censer

Lot 17: Chinese Plique-a-jour Censer

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Description: Chinese plique-à-jour covered tripod censer, with flowering sprigs on a frosted scale patterned ground, the domed lid decorated en suite, 6.5"w

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Chinese Inkstone and Mother-of-Pearl Inlaid Wood Stand

Lot 18: Chinese Inkstone and Mother-of-Pearl Inlaid Wood Stand

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese decorative items: carved inkstone with a ruyi cloud well surrounded by stylized clouds, with a fitted wood box, 3.5"dia; together with a mother-of-pearl inlaid stand decorated with floral sprigs, the top with five apertures, 12.25"l

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Two Chinese ivory  Puzzle Ball and  Bone Carved Vase

Lot 20: Two Chinese ivory Puzzle Ball and Bone Carved Vase

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese ivory puzzle ball, decorated with two children atop the finial; a bone carved vase with handles: tallest: 7.5"h

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Six Japanese Meiji Period Porcelain

Lot 21: Six Japanese Meiji Period Porcelain

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Description: (lot of 6) Group of Japanese porcelain: three Japanese blue-and-white Imari porcelain haidai, Meiji period; a molded white porcelain Hirado ware dragon vase, marked 'Keisen', vase: 7.5"h; 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: 7.25"l, brush holder: 5.75"h

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Japanese Kutani Wataya  Porcelain Tea Cup/Saucer

Lot 22: 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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Three Japanese Satsuma Style Sugar Pot and Mini Vases

Lot 23: Three Japanese Satsuma Style Sugar Pot and Mini Vases

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Description: (lot of 3) Group of Japanese Satsuma style ceramics, one sugar pot with lid and two handles, decorated with peonies and chrysanthemums, recess base marked Shugetsu; one hexagonal mini vase gilt decorated with flowers and children in reserve, recess base marked Kozan; one miniature vase with a rectangular mouth, decorated with three ladies in kimono on one side and hanaguruma on the other side (handles missing), sugar pot: 5"w

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Japanese Traveling Buddhist Shrine, Mini Sewing Box and Shelf

Lot 24: Japanese Traveling Buddhist Shrine, Mini Sewing Box and Shelf

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Description: (lot of 3) Japanese wooden zushi, traveling Buddhist shrine, a statue of standing Buddha with flaming mandorla and the abhaya mudra, interior gilt case painted with lotus; a Japonesque wood shelf with women and flowers painted in gilt on black background; a Japanese black lacquer miniature sewing box with four drawers , gilt decorated with pine and plum trees, for 'Girl's Festival', shelf: 7.25"h

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Two Japanese Hirado Porcelain Sake Pot and Tengu Box

Lot 25: Two Japanese Hirado Porcelain Sake Pot and Tengu Box

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Description: (lot of 2) Japanese Hirado porcelain wares: sake pot in the form of a sea bream with Ebisu on its back; a covered box in the form of Tengu's head, 9" l

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Seven Japanese Bone, Wood Items

Lot 26: Seven Japanese Bone, Wood Items

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Description: (lot of 7) Group of Japanese bone and wood items: a garden lantern, inscribed Kasuga Shrine, a statue of Buddha, three okimonos, a wood Sanen (see-not, hear-not, speak-not monkeys), one wood base, longest: 4.25"h

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Two Japanese Bone dagger and Paper Knife

Lot 27: Two Japanese Bone dagger and Paper Knife

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Description: (lot of 2) Japanese letter opener, the handle carved with frogs and Japanese mink, blade with plants and a magpie (repaired); a Japanese bone dagger with handle carved with mythical beast and flower, the case with children and scholars, longest: 12"l

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Japanese Patinated Bronze Yatate

Lot 28: Japanese Patinated Bronze Yatate

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Description: Japanese patinated bronze yatate (ink brush holder), 20th century, hexagonal ink compartment with a hinged lid and cast in high relief with cranes, songbirds and plum blossoms, 14"l

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Two Japanese Imari Koransha Porcelain Dishes, Meiji

Lot 29: Two Japanese Imari Koransha Porcelain Dishes, Meiji

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Description: (lot of 2) Japanese Imari Koransha porcelain dishes, Meiji period, decorated with various trees and flowers including pine, plum blossoms, red Koransha mark on the recessed base, (one plate repaired), 9.5"dia

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Two Japanese Blue-and-White Carp Shaped Dishes

Lot 30: Two Japanese Blue-and-White Carp Shaped Dishes

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Description: (lot of 2) Japanese blue and white carp shaped dishes, 19th century, exterior decorated with waves, 10"l

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Chinese Blue-and-White Circular Box

Lot 31: Chinese Blue-and-White Circular Box

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Description: Chinese underglaze blue circular porcelain box, the lid featuring a pair of dragons and phoenix meandering amid peony sprigs, the floral scrolls further repeated on the side of the box, apocryphal Qianlong mark to the recessed base, 6"w

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Chinese Blue-and-White Stickneck Vase

Lot 32: Chinese Blue-and-White Stickneck Vase

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Description: Chinese underglaze blue porcelain stick neck vase, with a slender neck above an angular shoulder above a tapering body decorated with stylized blue medallions and a sawtooth band above the base, the recessed base with an apocryphal Kangxi mark, 10.5"h

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Chinese Metal Ink Stick Box

Lot 33: Chinese Metal Ink Stick Box

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Description: Chinese nickel-silver ink stick box, the lid etched with a warrior and with the title Shui Hu Zhuan (Water Margin) to the upper left, the interior with an insert featuring rectangular compartments of various sizes, the base with studio mark 'Jintaiyong', 7.75"l

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Two Chinese Blue-and-White Porcelain Jars

Lot 34: Two Chinese Blue-and-White Porcelain Jars

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Description: Pair of Chinese underglaze blue porcelain jars, 19th century, the tapering body painted with stylized lotus scrolls, the base with a double ring mark, and the lid decorated en suite (lids damaged/repaired), 6.125"h

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Chinese Blue-and-White Cricket Jar

Lot 35: Chinese Blue-and-White Cricket Jar

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Description: Chinese underglaze blue porcelain cricket container, the barrel form body with floral tendrils below a band of ruyi heads, the recessed base marked; together with a dish lid decorated en suite and centered with small apertures, 3.25"h

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Chinese Money, Hu Lun Pei Erh Official Currency Bureau, 1919 (3)

Lot 36: Chinese Money, Hu Lun Pei Erh Official Currency Bureau, 1919 (3)

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese paper currencies, Hu Lun Pei Erh Official Currency Bureau (Hu lun bei er guan qian ju): 1919, 10 Yuan S1892K (VG); and 1919, 10 Yuan S1892K (VG)

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Two Chinese Porcelain Teapot and Box

Lot 37: Two Chinese Porcelain Teapot and Box

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese porcelain box and teapot: the first a covered box molded with villa landscapes to the yellow box and with the base marked '[wang] rong', together with a turquoise lid (married); the second, an enameled teapot painted with lotus, the base with a studio mark and the lid decorated en suite, 6.5"w

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Chinese Porcelain Tea Tray

Lot 38: Chinese Porcelain Tea Tray

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Description: Chinese enameled porcelain tea tray, the interior painted with two maidens rowing a boat in a lotus pond, the upper section with a poetic colophon, with cyclical date and bearing signature 'Gao Tangxing', 11.5"w

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Two Chinese Porcelain Meiping Vases, Erotica

Lot 39: Two Chinese Porcelain Meiping Vases, Erotica

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Description: Pair of Chinese small enameled porcelain vases, of meiping form, each decorated with a pair of couples in amorous pursuits, the back with a poetic colophon below a key-fret and ruyi band to the shoulder, apocryphal underglaze blue Yongzheng mark to the base, 4.6"h

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Chinese Porcelain Plate, Dragons and Cranes

Lot 40: Chinese Porcelain Plate, Dragons and Cranes

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Description: Chinese polychrome enameled porcelain plate, the interior brightly decorated with a pair of dragons, bats and cranes amid stylized lingzhi, the base with an apocryphal Jiaqing mark, 9.75"w

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Group of Chinese Yellow Vases

Lot 41: Group of Chinese Yellow Vases

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Description: (lot of 4) Chinese yellow glazed stickneck vases, including one with a globular body incised with flowers; one with a crackle glaze and a compressed body; together with a larger vase with a pear shaped body and slender neck, 8.75"h

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Chinese Doucai Enameled Porcelain Jar

Lot 42: Chinese Doucai Enameled Porcelain Jar

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Description: Chinese doucai decorated covered porcelain jar, featuring butterflies amid red and yellow blossoms issuing from stylized rocks, the base with an apocryphal Chenghua mark, together with a lid painted with lingzhi, 4.5"h

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Box of Chinese Wood  Stands

Lot 43: Box of Chinese Wood Stands

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Description: (lot of 19) Group of Chinese wood stands, including circular bases of various styles and sizes, largest: 7.5"w

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Two Chinese Lime Green Ground Jars

Lot 44: Two Chinese Lime Green Ground Jars

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Description: Pair of Chinese polychrome enameled porcelain jars, late Qing/early Republic period, each lime ground ovoid body brightly embellished with birds perched on sprigs of various flowers, peach, pomegranate and Buddha hand citron, with a ruyi band encircling the mouth and a lappet band near the base (star crack to one jar), 7.5''h

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Chinese Cloisonne Paktong Pipe

Lot 45: Chinese Cloisonne Paktong Pipe

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Description: Chinese cloisonne enameled nickel silver pipe, the flattened body with pink, white and yellow flowers on a black wanzi patterned ground (lacking some implements), 15"h

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Two Chinese Pewter Tea Pots

Lot 46: Two Chinese Pewter Tea Pots

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese tea pots, the first with a coconut shell body carved with Daoist Treasures, fitted with a pewter top, base and spout; the second a bamboo form pewter tea pot with a poetic colophon, followed by the name Youshan, 4.8"h

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Southeast Asian Silver and Bronze Betel Nut Containers

Lot 47: Southeast Asian Silver and Bronze Betel Nut Containers

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Description: (lot of 2) Southeast Asian/Filipino silver inlaid bronze betel nut boxes, 19th century, each of rectangular form with a stylized floral pattern, the interior with two pairs of hinged top lids, 6.45'l

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Asian Bronze Jar

Lot 48: Asian Bronze Jar

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Description: Asian patinated bronze jar, with a wide mouth above a short neck and an angular shoulder with raised bands, set above a tapering body, 6.75"h

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Chinese Yixing Teapot, Marked Chen Mingyuan

Lot 49: Chinese Yixing Teapot, Marked Chen Mingyuan

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Description: Chinese Yixing ceramic teapot, of lobed melon form with a short spout and a woven handle, together with a lid with a ball finial, the base marked 'Chen Mingyuan zhi', 5.125"h

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Two Chinese Metal Censers

Lot 50: Two Chinese Metal Censers

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese metal censers, one with an Arabic inscription to the low slung body and flanked by a pair of handles, the base marked 'zhenwan'; together with a tripod censer with an apocryphal Xuande mark, 3.75"w

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Chinese Kingfisher Hair Ornaments

Lot 51: Chinese Kingfisher Hair Ornaments

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Description: (lot of 10) Group of Chinese hair ornaments, including four hair pins with kingfisher feathers including a pair with shou medallions; one butterfly hair pin and another of star form composed of white beads; one two prong pin with tassels accented with coral beads; two hair bands, with one featuring the Eight Daoist Treasures, and the other with flowers; together with a hair ornament with green disks and beads sewn onto a muti-colored ribbon, 40.25"h

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Two Chinese Silk Sleeve Bands

Lot 52: Two Chinese Silk Sleeve Bands

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Description: Pair of Chinese embroidered sleeve bands, each featuring 'Hundred Boys' involved in various games playing in the garden, 24.5"h

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