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Auction Description for Manor Auctions: Chinese & Asian Arts Auction
Auction Description:
Chinese & Asian Arts Auction
Viewing Notes:
Significant Chinese & Asian Arts Auction, consisting of 650 lots - to include All types / sizes of Chinese & Japanese ivory carvings, 100's of 19th C. Netsukes, porcelain, pink & red coral, snuff bottles, carved stones, jade, seals, Chinese jade pendant & ivory jewelry, carved soapstone, Chinese silver, carved wooden figures, bronzes & statuary, scrolls, Chinese furniture, art, teapots & earthen items, chops and other Asian collectibles. A quality offering - consigned from private collections and estates.
Sale Notes:
Significant Chinese & Asian Arts Auction, consisting of 650 lots - to include All types / sizes of Chinese & Japanese ivory carvings, 100's of 19th C. Netsukes, porcelain, pink & red coral, snuff bottles, carved stones, jade, seals, Chinese jade pendant & ivory jewelry, carved soapstone, Chinese silver, carved wooden figures, bronzes & statuary, scrolls, Chinese furniture, art, teapots & earthen items, chops and other Asian collectibles. A quality offering - consigned from private collections and estates.

Chinese & Asian Arts Auction

(655 Lots)

by Manor Auctions


655 lots with images

March 10, 2013

Live Auction

2415 N. Monroe St. #260

Tallahassee, FL, 32303 USA

Phone: 850-523-3787

Email: service@manorauctions.com

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LOT OF THREE ASIAN FRAMED PAINTED TILES

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Description: LOT OF THREE ASIAN FRAMED PAINTED TILES Three framed tile segments. Two with near identical peacock motifs, in different color schemes. Third is woman in a decorative floral garment. Size: 25.25" by 9.25" Est. $100-200

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LATE QING CHILDS CHINESE EMBROIDERED JACKET

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Description: LATE QING CHILDS CHINESE EMBROIDERED JACKET Late 19th, early 20th century child's Chinese embroidered silk jacket, 35 x 20". Framed and float mounted under plexiglass. Overall good condition, with wear appropriate with age. Size: 40 x 27 x 2" (framed) Est. $200-400

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FRAMED JAPANESE EMBROIDERY OF CRANES

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Description: FRAMED JAPANESE EMBROIDERY OF CRANES Japanese embroidery depicting a pair of flying cranes through a circle vignette of a landscape. In wood bamboo motif frame under glass. Size: 25"w x 26"l Est. $200-300

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FRAMED JAPANESE EMBROIDERY OF CRANES

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Description: FRAMED JAPANESE EMBROIDERY OF CRANES Antique Japanese embroidery depicting a pair of cranes flying through a mountainous landscape, main elements within an two octagonal vignettes. Set in wood bamboo motif frame under glass. Glass is broken. Size: 20"w x 21"h Est. $200-300

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FRAMED JAPANESE FIGURAL EMBROIDERY

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Description: FRAMED JAPANESE FIGURAL EMBROIDERY Antique Japanese embroidery depicting three ornately costumed women playing musical instruments in a domestic scene. Set in wood bamboo motif frame under glass. Size: 22 1/2"w x 25 1/2"h Est. $200-300

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LOT OF THREE ANTIQUE ASIAN EMBROIDERY SQUARES

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Description: LOT OF THREE ANTIQUE ASIAN EMBROIDERY SQUARES Lot of three antique Asian embroidery squares set in wooden bamboo motif frame under glass. Includes three petal flower in circle design with gold embroidery and red background, four petal flower in square with gold embroidery and black background, and two swatches on floral decorated textile against red background. Size: 11"h x 11"w Est. $150-200

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JAPANESE EDO PERIOD CREWEL EMBROIDERY

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Description: JAPANESE EDO PERIOD CREWEL EMBROIDERY A mid 19th century depiction of Yegara-no-heida and the serpent beast (dragon). Some aging and discoloration, minor faults. Framed. Size: Frame 35" x 49" Est. $700-1400

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JAPANESE EDO PERIOD CREWEL EMBROIDERY OF DRAGONS

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Description: JAPANESE EDO PERIOD CREWEL EMBROIDERY OF DRAGONS A very fine bullion twist thread embroidery to silk, depicting two dragons. Some losses to the silk and minor stitching faults. Framed. Size: Frame 69.5" x 17.5" Est. $200-400

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JAPANESE EDO PERIOD CREWEL EMBROIDERY OF DRAGONS

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Description: JAPANESE EDO PERIOD CREWEL EMBROIDERY OF DRAGONS A very fine bullion twist thread embroidery to silk, depicting two dragons. Some losses to the silk and minor stitching faults. Framed. Size: Frame 69.5" x 17.5" Est. $200-400

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JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD LACQUERED SEWING BOX

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Description: JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD LACQUERED SEWING BOX Lacquered black with gold was street scenes, The inside with lift out tray with separate compartments holding a variety of bone and ivory tools including bobbins,needles, thimbles, pin cushion and more. The drawer pulls out to reveal more compartments. The box stands on four beast-like feet and has two harry handles. Size: 14.4" x 10.5" x 6" Est. $200-400

Condition Report: Good, some wear and minor repair

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SON OF HEAVEN: IMPERIAL ARTS OF CHINA BOOK

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Description: SON OF HEAVEN: IMPERIAL ARTS OF CHINA BOOK Brand new edition of "Son of Heaven: Imperial Arts of China" reference book by Robert L. Thorp, 208 pages. This book shares the story of China's emperors and their feudal predecessors, and of the China they ruled from the 7th century B.C. until the last emperor of 1911. Size: 11.6 x 9 x 0.6" Est. $50-100

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WEN QIQIU CHINESE LANDSCAPE CALLIGRAPHY SCROLL

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Description: WEN QIQIU CHINESE LANDSCAPE CALLIGRAPHY SCROLL Chinese landscape painting by Wen Qiqiu (1862-1941). Ink and color on paper hanging scroll; features tree with berries and purple leaves. Overall very good condition, slight foxing and worming to paper. Signed by artist with signature and seal. Size: 58 x 15" Est. $1000-2000

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ZHANG BINGLIN CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY SCROLL

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Description: ZHANG BINGLIN CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY SCROLL Chinese calligraphy by Zhang Binglin (1868-1936), one of the 4 greatest calligraphers and artists of the Republic of China (1911-1949). Not dated, has two seals. Patriotic composition about the emptiness of the world, and remembering the ancient venerable wise men of the country. Overall very good condition, slight foxing and worming to paper. Signed by artist with signature and seal. Top bar of scroll is detached. Size: 84 x 16.5" total Est. $3000-6000

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WEN QIQIU CHINESE LANDSCAPE CALLIGRAPHY SCROLL

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Description: WEN QIQIU CHINESE LANDSCAPE CALLIGRAPHY SCROLL Chinese landscape painting by Wen Qiqiu (1862-1941). Ink and color on paper hanging scroll; features fig tree. Overall very good condition, slight foxing and worming to paper. Signed by artist with signature and seal. Size: 58 x 15" Est. $1000-2000

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HU HANMIN CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY SCROLL

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Description: HU HANMIN CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY SCROLL Chinese calligraphy by Hu Hanmin (1879-1936), well-known calligrapher and artist of the Republic of China (1911-1949). Dated 1932 and is remembering an old poem from 1914, the third year of the establishment of the Chinese Republic, by Zhu. An emotional composition about how Liaoyang, in the northeast territory, may have to change hands due to the civil war. Overall very good condition, slight foxing and worming to paper. Signed by artist with signature and seal. Top bar of scroll is torn. Size: 74 x 17.5" total Est. $1000-3000

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LIANG HANCAO CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY SCROLL

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Description: LIANG HANCAO CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY SCROLL Chinese calligraphy by Liang Hancao (1902-1975), well-known calligrapher and artist of the Republic of China (1911-1949). This is the calligrapher-artist's circa 1948 - 49 instruction (yu) as a government (military?) official of the China Republic (1911-1949) to a former committee member (name of this official on scroll, Hsiang-lin [Lo]) of the Guangdong provincial government, alerting him of the imminent Communist takeover. Overall very good condition, slight foxing and worming to paper. Signed by artist with signature and seal. Size: 85 x 15" total Est. $1000-2500

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PAIR OF JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINTS OF SAMURAI

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Description: PAIR OF JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINTS OF SAMURAI Two Japanese woodblock prints of Samurai warriors on horseback, signed, set canvas and gold bamboo frame. Some stains on frame. Size: 20" x 24" in frame Est. $100-300

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SIGNED JAPANESE FLOWER PAINTING ON RICE PAPER

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Description: SIGNED JAPANESE FLOWER PAINTING ON RICE PAPER Japanese painting of Paulownia flowers (kiri) with butterflies, signed in lower right corner "ZOEFOUSHEE" with title and four seals. Set in jade green and metallic frame under glass with peach matting. Size: 16 1/2"w x 28 1/2"h Est. $75-150

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PAIR OF CONTEMPORARY ASIAN BIRD PAINTINGS ON LINEN

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Description: PAIR OF CONTEMPORARY ASIAN BIRD PAINTINGS ON LINEN Pair of contemporary Asian paintings depicting small birds on bamboo and flowering tree, water-base paint on linen, set in gold frame with muted blue matting. Signed in lower left corner with seal and Japanese/Chinese script in upper right with seal. Size: 17"w x 20 1/4"h Est. $75-150

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PAIR OF DIANA KAN WATERCOLOR LANDSCAPE ON PAPER

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Description: PAIR OF DIANA KAN WATERCOLOR LANDSCAPE ON PAPER Pair of watercolor on paper paintings by Chinese-American artist Diana Kan (1926-2010), depicting vibrant young women in river landscape. Set in wood frame, under glass with grey matting, signed in English lower left with Chinese script and seals in upper corners. Some mottling on paper and backing needs repair. Size: 31 1/2"l x 20"h Est. $300-500

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LATE QING REVERSE PAINTING TO GLASS NEW YEAR

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Description: LATE QING REVERSE PAINTING TO GLASS NEW YEAR Chinese circa late Qing to early 1900s painting of two boys selling new year decorations. Framed in black frame. Est. $300-500

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JAPANESE WATERCOLOR ON SILK SIGNED FRAMED

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Description: JAPANESE WATERCOLOR ON SILK SIGNED FRAMED Japanese watercolor on silk. Signed and stamped in upper right corner. Framed and matted under glass in wooden frame. Size: 12 x 14" (framed) Est. $100-300

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LOT OF FOUR FRAMED LADIES PAINTED ON SILK

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Description: LOT OF FOUR FRAMED LADIES PAINTED ON SILK Four framed silk paintings with the motif of a lady in a decorative garment. Varying color schemes. Size: 16" by 6" Est. $150-250

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CHINESE WOODEN BUST OF CONFUCIUS

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Description: CHINESE WOODEN BUST OF CONFUCIUS Carved wooden bust of Chinese scholar Confucius. Well carved from solid mahogany. Size: 9 x 5.5 x 3.5" Est. $100-300

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BEJEWELED CHINESE WOOD CARVING OF HORSE

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Description: BEJEWELED CHINESE WOOD CARVING OF HORSE Petit Chinese wood carving of horse, tack is decorated with green glass and mirror inlay. Size: 20"l x 18"h Est. $150-300

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LARGE CARVED WOODEN THAI KHON FIGURES

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Description: LARGE CARVED WOODEN THAI KHON FIGURES Thai Khon demon figure with another figure on shoulders. Carved wood, black with gilt accents. Left arm is missing three fingers, and arm is removable. Size: 37" Est. $50-150

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Description: 67" MONGOLIAN WARRIOR CARVED WOODEN STATUE Large wooden carved statue of a Mongolian warrior, possibly Genghis Kahn. Size: 67" Est. $300-600

Condition Report: GC, some losses

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CHINESE MOLDED GOURD CRICKET CAGE

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Description: CHINESE MOLDED GOURD CRICKET CAGE Chinese gourd that has been molded to form a cricket cage. Rimmed in smoothed wood, and capped with wood and pierced tortoiseshell lid. Tortoiseshell has been intricately carved featuring a dragon coiled around a central sun, woven around foliate background. Size: 5.25 x 2.75" Est. $150-300

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PAIR OF CHINESE FOO DOGS WITH ROLLING BALLS

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Description: PAIR OF CHINESE FOO DOGS WITH ROLLING BALLS Wooden foo dogs, China, carved wooden foo dogs with rolling balls in mouth standing on rolling toy balls. Overall good condition, one of the foo dogs has a small hairline crack to the back. Size: 9 x 11" Est. $100-300

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JAPANESE CARVED WOODEN NETSUKE RHINO BEETLE

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Description: JAPANESE CARVED WOODEN NETSUKE RHINO BEETLE Japanese carved wooden netsuke figure of a rhinoceros beetle crawling along a branch, Signed. Size: 1 1/4 x 5" Weight: 40g Est. $50-100

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JAPANESE WOODEN NETSUKE SHI SHI

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Description: JAPANESE WOODEN NETSUKE SHI SHI Japanese wooden netsuke of shi shi head with white fillings to eyes. 19th century, signed Gekko. Size: 1 3/4" Est. $200-400

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JAPANESE CARVE WOODEN NETSUKE FIGURE

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Description: JAPANESE CARVE WOODEN NETSUKE FIGURE Japanese carved wooden netsuke of scholarly figure riding horse. Figure resembles a scholar, and is carrying a sword and grasping his beard. Size: 2.75 x 1.25 x .75" Weight: 11g Est. $20-100

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JAPANESE WOODEN NETSUKE TOAD

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Description: JAPANESE WOODEN NETSUKE TOAD Japanese wooden netsuke of toad with great detail to skin. Size: 2 1/2" Est. $50-150

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JAPANESE WOODEN NETSUKE TEAPOT

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Description: JAPANESE WOODEN NETSUKE TEAPOT Japanese wooden netsuke of teapot with floral designs. c.1830 Size: 3" Est. $50-150

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JAPANESE WOODEN NETSUKE CHIMP

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Description: JAPANESE WOODEN NETSUKE CHIMP Japanese wooden netsuke chimp with great detail to head. Size: 2 1/4" Est. $50-150

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JAPANESE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE AND INRO LOT

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Description: JAPANESE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE AND INRO LOT Lot of three traditional carved Japanese belt sagemono items: two netsuke and one inro. The netsuke are of animal form, both with snouts directed upwards and limbs towards the ground, one bear figure and one lion. Lion has small embedded ivory circle indicating mouth. The inro is a double side face, the lid being the top of the head and attached through a drawstring. Size: 2.5 x 3/2" Est. $100-300

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JAPANESE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE / CHOP

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Description: JAPANESE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE / CHOP Japanese carved wooden netsuke / chop of mongoose. Size: 2 1/2"l Weight: 13g Est. $30-60

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TWO CONTEMPORARY CHINESE WOODEN TEAPOTS

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Description: TWO CONTEMPORARY CHINESE WOODEN TEAPOTS Two wooden Chinese teapots. Tall round teapot, 4 x 5 x 3". Small traditional teapot, 3 x 5 x 3". Both signed on bottom. Knobs are attached to handles with red string. Est. $100-300

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LOT OF 3 MATCHING 20TH CENTURY BUDDHA TRIPTYCHS

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Description: LOT OF 3 MATCHING 20TH CENTURY BUDDHA TRIPTYCHS Lot 3 matching dark wood triptych cases open to reveal a center scene of the Buddha with scenes of nobility to the left and right. Size: 6 1/2" x 4 Est. $100-200

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GNARLED WOOD BRUSH POT

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Description: GNARLED WOOD BRUSH POT Gnarled wood brush pot of dark brown tone with naturally raised knots and several natural holes. Size: 10" Est. $100-200

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GNARLED WOOD BRUSH POT

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Description: GNARLED WOOD BRUSH POT Gnarled wood brush pot of light brown tone with naturally raised knots and several natural holes. Size: 8" Est. $50-150

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CHINESE QING DYNASTY CARVED TEMPLE BOARDS

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Description: CHINESE QING DYNASTY CARVED TEMPLE BOARDS Pair of Chinese Temple architectural pieces, Qing Dynasty featuring black calligraphy on gilt background. Size: 44 x 5.5 x 3" each Est. $100-300

Condition Report: GC - some paint loss

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CHINESE CAST IRON GUARDIAN FIGURE

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Description: CHINESE CAST IRON GUARDIAN FIGURE Cast iron Chinese guardian figure, wearing detailed decorative armor and cap, seated in position of "royal ease" atop a crouching emaciated demon. Size: 15" Est. $200-400

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CAST IRON JAPANESE KYUSU TEA POT

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Description: CAST IRON JAPANESE KYUSU TEA POT Small cast iron Japanese kyusu tea pot with raised cipher signature. Includes infuser. Size: 5"l Est. $100-300

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CHINESE BRASS TRIPOD CENSER

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Description: CHINESE BRASS TRIPOD CENSER Chinese brass censer with three legs, I Ching symbols pierced around the lid. Size: 7"h Est. $30-60

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BRONZE BUDDHA FIGURE

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Description: BRONZE BUDDHA FIGURE Hand-worked bronze standing Buddha figure. The Buddha gestures Abhayamudra, a symbol of protection, peace, and the dispelling of fear. Size: 6" Est. $100-250

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CAST BRONZE SEATED BUDDHA MAITREYA FIGURE

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Description: CAST BRONZE SEATED BUDDHA MAITREYA FIGURE Cast bronze statue of the Buddha Maitreya, the foretold future Buddha, forming the dharmachakra mudra. Size: 9"h Est. $300-500

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CAST BRONZE STATUE OF FEMALE DIVINITY

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Description: CAST BRONZE STATUE OF FEMALE DIVINITY Cast bronze statue of a female divinity figure on lotus flower base, circa 19th century. Size: 18"h Est. $400-800

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BRONZE STATUE OF STANDING BUDDHA HOLDNG ALMS BOWL

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Description: BRONZE STATUE OF STANDING BUDDHA HOLDNG ALMS BOWL Petit bronze statuette of standing Buddha with alms bowl, circa 19th century. Size: 10 1/4"h Est. $600-1200

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SMALL CAST BRONZE JAPANESE EROTICA

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Description: SMALL CAST BRONZE JAPANESE EROTICA A small cast bronze Japanese erotica figure featuring geisha performing fellatio on male partner. No signature. Overall good condition with loss of right foot. Size: 2" Weight: 186g Est. $100-300

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