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Auction Description for Boven's: Asian Art
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Asian Art

by Boven's

Platinum House

157 lots with images

June 14, 2014

Timed Auction

Elandsgracht 109 A30

Amsterdam, 1016TT Netherlands

Phone: 020 3207700

Email: info@bovens.biz

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A blanc de Chine libation cup on three short feet,

Lot 1: A blanc de Chine libation cup on three short feet,

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Description: A blanc de Chine libation cup on three short feet, stylized eight lobed lotus leaf shape, with three-line grass script relating to poetry. (2 cracks) H.6 cm. Wide 9,2 cm. China Dehua. c. 1650-1700

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A honey color, bamboo veneered, rectangular

Lot 2: A honey color, bamboo veneered, rectangular

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Description: A honey color, bamboo veneered, rectangular scroll-weight, engraved with a pavilion in a mountainous river landscape and poem. Verso; a singing bird on a prunus branch, executed in Linqing technique. 31 x 5 x 1,2 cm. China Qing Dynasty.

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A Huanghuali miniature table display stand with

Lot 3: A Huanghuali miniature table display stand with

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Description: A Huanghuali miniature table display stand with rectangular top above C-scrolls and key frets and three burl-wood (Huangmu) panels, on square recessed legs with side stretchers, two appliques on the legs are missing. 10,2 x 20,4 x 8,7 cm. China XIXth Century.

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A Huanghuali miniature table or stool display

Lot 4: A Huanghuali miniature table or stool display

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Description: A Huanghuali miniature table or stool display stand with square top, shaped base stretchers, with a veined grey marble top. 9,2 x 11,6 x 10,2 cm. China XIXth Century.

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A jade water vessel or brush washer of pale

Lot 5: A jade water vessel or brush washer of pale

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Description: A jade water vessel or brush washer of pale celadon, grey-green colour with mottled russet brown markings in the shape of a lotus leaf, the stem forming the base, the edges of the leaf curled over, on fine carved zitan wood stand. L. 6,7 cm. China Ming or later.

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A bamboo cylindrical biton and cover, carved in

Lot 6: A bamboo cylindrical biton and cover, carved in

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Description: A bamboo cylindrical biton and cover, carved in relief with two scenes from the novel Western Chambers and a phoenix in oval shield. H. 15,5 cm Diam. 14 cm.. China Canton. Begin XIXth Century.

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A bamboo carved group depicting Shou Lou (God of

Lot 7: A bamboo carved group depicting Shou Lou (God of

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Description: A bamboo carved group depicting Shou Lou (God of Longlivety) wearing a long flowering robe holding a lotus spray in his right hand, below the immortal Liu Hai with his three legged toad. H. 23,5 cm. China XIXth Century.

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A nice boxwood Huangyangmu brush rest with key

Lot 8: A nice boxwood Huangyangmu brush rest with key

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Description: A nice boxwood Huangyangmu brush rest with key fret shaped ends, the top carved with pine tree on a rock. 3 x 8 x 3 cm.China XIXth Century.

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A pair of finely cast bronze Taotie ring handled

Lot 9: A pair of finely cast bronze Taotie ring handled

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Description: A pair of finely cast bronze Taotie ring handled masks handles, on the back two square fittings with lead and remains of wood. L. 12,5 cm. China Western Han (206 BC-24 AD) the double Taotie mask feature is very rare.

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An earthenware sancai glazed tomb guardian in the

Lot 10: An earthenware sancai glazed tomb guardian in the

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Description: An earthenware sancai glazed tomb guardian in the shape of an earth spirit Tianlu, with man-lion head and huge flared ears and a single spiraling horn, short wings and cloven hoofs. (remains of black gold paint) H. 35 cm. China Tang Period. (618-906 AD) Figures with blue glaze are relatively rare.

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A porcelain Ding Yao bowl with copper rim,

Lot 11: A porcelain Ding Yao bowl with copper rim,

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Description: A porcelain Ding Yao bowl with copper rim, decorated with flying birds and various in low relief, in a key fret border, ivory tinted cream white glaze. (small crack and two chips.) Diam. 17,32 cm. China Jin Period. (1115-1234 AD)

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A porcelain head of a Lohan with long ears, the

Lot 13: A porcelain head of a Lohan with long ears, the

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Description: A porcelain head of a Lohan with long ears, the half open mouth in a smile, bulging eyes and heavy eyebrows, on top of the bold head two splashes of Chingbai enamel. H. 5,4 cm. China probably Yuan period.(1279-1368 AD)

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An ironstone scroll-weight in the shape of an

Lot 14: An ironstone scroll-weight in the shape of an

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Description: An ironstone scroll-weight in the shape of an Kyrin or Lion like beast with grumpy mouth and long tail, circular base. ¿ 5,5 cm. China Tang of Five Dynasties. (618-907 AD)

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A Yixing stoneware humoristic phallic figure with

Lot 15: A Yixing stoneware humoristic phallic figure with

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Description: A Yixing stoneware humoristic phallic figure with anthropomorphic characteristics, the back with an inscription and potters seal. H. 28 cm. China Yiching. XIXth/XXth Century.

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A grey-brown carnelian water vessel, carved in the

Lot 16: A grey-brown carnelian water vessel, carved in the

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Description: A grey-brown carnelian water vessel, carved in the shape of a hollow Lingzhi fungus head, in the middle raising a fungus and a little bat, with natural red borders, the kernel of the fungus is of white quartz. L. 20 cm. China Qing Period late XIXth Century.

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A hongmu-wood armrest in the shapeof a Qin, with

Lot 17: A hongmu-wood armrest in the shapeof a Qin, with

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Description: A hongmu-wood armrest in the shapeof a Qin, with bamboo inlay decorated with bamboo or reet waving in the wind. L. 24 cm. China Qing Period XIXth Century.

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A gilt brass spout finial in the shape of a

Lot 18: A gilt brass spout finial in the shape of a

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Description: A gilt brass spout finial in the shape of a goose-head with open bill and engraved with cicada, with six holes for suspension. China probably Han Period (206BC-221 AD) H. 10,5 cm. L. 17 cm. Ex Collection Maurice BŽrard. See Paris Sale: Audap, Godeau, Solanet, Collection Monsieur B. 6/11/1992. No.59.

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A black/grey terracotta roof ornament in de shape

Lot 19: A black/grey terracotta roof ornament in de shape

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Description: A black/grey terracotta roof ornament in de shape of a Buddhist lion,wearing an elaborate harness with bells. the tail restored L. 40 cm. China Ming ca. XVIth Century

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A baluster porcelain blanc de Chine cup with

Lot 20: A baluster porcelain blanc de Chine cup with

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Description: A baluster porcelain blanc de Chine cup with curled ear, probably a birdcage drink cup. H. 3 cm. China Dehua(?) YŸan-Ming Period.

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A natural molded gourd cricket cage of baluster

Lot 21: A natural molded gourd cricket cage of baluster

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Description: A natural molded gourd cricket cage of baluster shape decorated with two horses near a tree in a mountainous landscape and coconut stopper pierced in a Shou ornament. L. 12 cm. China Qing Dynasty

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A natural molded gourd cricket cage of baluster

Lot 22: A natural molded gourd cricket cage of baluster

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Description: A natural molded gourd cricket cage of baluster shape decorated with six courtesan`s on a terrace and coconut stopper pierced in a geometric ornament with keyholes. L. 12,5 cm. China Qing Dynasty

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A pottery standing figure of an attendant, with

Lot 23: A pottery standing figure of an attendant, with

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Description: A pottery standing figure of an attendant, with three color sancai lead glaze dressed in typical attire with long flowing robes and high hat, both hands held to the chest and pierced with a hole to hold a stick. (some of the blue glaze on the back is loose, and a circular firing crack to the left shoulder) H. 28,5 cm. China Tang Period (618-906 AD)

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A clay sagger with hare fur`s glazed tea bowl

Lot 24: A clay sagger with hare fur`s glazed tea bowl

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Description: A clay sagger with hare fur`s glazed tea bowl (temmoku) stuck together with the sagger. Weight, 1992 gr. H.11,5 cm ¿ 17 cm. ¿ bowl 12,5 cm China Southern Song (1127-1279) When Song wares were fired, raw clay pieces were stacked inside saggers of fire resistant clay, preserving the pieces from coming into direct contact with each other and protecting them from the kiln fire

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A Chinese globular bronze cooking-pot or Mou with

Lot 25: A Chinese globular bronze cooking-pot or Mou with

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Description: A Chinese globular bronze cooking-pot or Mou with one ring handle. H.14,5 cm. Wide 15,8 cm. (the body with some holes) China Sichuan. c. 3th Century BC.

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A rare greyish/green steatite altar-vase of

Lot 26: A rare greyish/green steatite altar-vase of

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Description: A rare greyish/green steatite altar-vase of hexagonal baluster form with with pronounced ribs, Hu shape, solid body, the neck has an old repair with iron-oxidation. H. 16,5 cm. China Sung Period. (960-1279)

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A pair of excavated bronze chopsticks, the upper

Lot 27: A pair of excavated bronze chopsticks, the upper

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Description: A pair of excavated bronze chopsticks, the upper part of square section. L. 16 cm. Korean of Chinese. (Han Period ?)

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A Qingbai porcelain conical shaped bowl decorated

Lot 28: A Qingbai porcelain conical shaped bowl decorated

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Description: A Qingbai porcelain conical shaped bowl decorated with combed clouds, pale greenish-light blue glaze, with extensive crackling. (tiny crack in rim) ¿ 17,4 cm. China Song Period (1127-1279)

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A curved bronze garment hook Tai-Kou, slightly

Lot 29: A curved bronze garment hook Tai-Kou, slightly

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Description: A curved bronze garment hook Tai-Kou, slightly tapering body with vertical grooves terminating on both sides in Taotieh like masks, the hook with an animal head, remains of gilding L. 12,5 cm. China Han Period. (205 BC-24 AD)

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Chinese bronze belt hook or Tai Kou, with short

Lot 30: Chinese bronze belt hook or Tai Kou, with short

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Description: Chinese bronze belt hook or Tai Kou, with short stem and oval body, asymmetrical design in relief of a coiled figure of an animal (bear or fox), remains of gilding 9,5 x 4,8 cm. China Warring States Period (475-221 BC)

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A bronze garment hook, Tai kou, cast with a

Lot 31: A bronze garment hook, Tai kou, cast with a

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Description: A bronze garment hook, Tai kou, cast with a masceron and a symmetrical design of a symplegma of four serpents, engraved inscription ending in an animal mask. L. 9,4 cm. China Warring States/ Han Period. c. 4th-3rd Century BC.

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A bronze garment hook, Tai kou, terminating in a

Lot 32: A bronze garment hook, Tai kou, terminating in a

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Description: A bronze garment hook, Tai kou, terminating in a small bird`s head hook, grooved facetted body of spatula shape, gilt inlay with geometric scroll patterns and deeper carved design for turquoise incrustations. L. 16 cm. China Warring States 4th-3rd Century BC.

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A rare glazed pottery box and cover of quatrefoil

Lot 33: A rare glazed pottery box and cover of quatrefoil

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Description: A rare glazed pottery box and cover of quatrefoil shape, the cover molded with a design of two stylized dragon like animals, cream slib and a bright green glaze. 3 x 6,8 x 5,8 cm. China late Tang or Early Liao Dynasty. 9th-10th Century.

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A large and blanc de Chine libation cup on

Lot 34: A large and blanc de Chine libation cup on

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Description: A large and blanc de Chine libation cup on octagonal lobbed base, with peony blooms and lotus decoration (two chips in rim) H. 8 cm. Wide 12,8 cm. China Dehua. c. 1650-1700

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Two blanc de Chine whistles in the shape of a

Lot 35: Two blanc de Chine whistles in the shape of a

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Description: Two blanc de Chine whistles in the shape of a Dutchman on horseback with tricorn hat, on a rectangular base, the whistle slung over the shoulder. (small firing cracks, one hat with fritting) L. 4,8 cm. H. 5,5 cm. China Dehua. c. 1690.

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An oval blanc de Chine waisted betel box and

Lot 36: An oval blanc de Chine waisted betel box and

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Description: An oval blanc de Chine waisted betel box and cover, inside two compartments, decorated with a peony bloom and leaves and two relief borders with floral design.L. 8 cm. China Dehua. c. 1675-1725

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A double-walled Ling Long tea cup, the outer wall

Lot 37: A double-walled Ling Long tea cup, the outer wall

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Description: A double-walled Ling Long tea cup, the outer wall with openwork peony flower heads and foliage, the petal molded foot with cash motif. H. 6,2 cm. ¿ 7,5 cm. China Dehua. c. 1640. (firing cracks in rim)

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A small early blanc de Chine baluster shaped

Lot 38: A small early blanc de Chine baluster shaped

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Description: A small early blanc de Chine baluster shaped jarlet, short neck with three small ring handles, decorated with flower sprays in relief. H. 5 cm. China Dehua. XIVth-XVth Century. (small repaired chip in rim)

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A lobed bell shaped blanc de Chine censer with

Lot 39: A lobed bell shaped blanc de Chine censer with

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Description: A lobed bell shaped blanc de Chine censer with serpentine rim and two rope handles on tripod base, incised with two stylized Taotieh masks. (one foot repaired) H. 10 cm. China Dehua. Qianlong Period. XVIIIth Century. Labeled Bluett & Sons, London

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A very fine and thin blanc de Chine tapering

Lot 40: A very fine and thin blanc de Chine tapering

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Description: A very fine and thin blanc de Chine tapering libation cup on lozenge base decorated with a bird, a prunus branche and a dragon from the clouds. H. 7 cm. Wide 7 cm. China Dehua. c. 1675-1725. Ex Collection : Sammlung Henning von Helmersen (Copenhagen) Very rare model.

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A blanc de Chine barrel shaped censer or joss

Lot 41: A blanc de Chine barrel shaped censer or joss

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Description: A blanc de Chine barrel shaped censer or joss stick holder on three splayed triangular legs H. 10,2 cm. China Dehua. c. 1675-1725.

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Grayish-brown stoneware censer with dark brown

Lot 42: Grayish-brown stoneware censer with dark brown

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Description: Grayish-brown stoneware censer with dark brown glaze on three legs of truncated conical form, short neck with flared horizontal lip. H. 7 cm. ¿ 11 cm. China Southern Song to Yuan Period. XIIIth-XIVth Century. Probably Jizhou Ware from the kilns at Jonghe, Jiangxi Province.

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A fine carved bamboo needle box and wooden cover

Lot 43: A fine carved bamboo needle box and wooden cover

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Description: A fine carved bamboo needle box and wooden cover decorated with various figures and a horse attached to a tree. L. 9,6 cm. China Qing Dynasty.

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A fine carved cylindrical bamboo needle box and

Lot 44: A fine carved cylindrical bamboo needle box and

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Description: A fine carved cylindrical bamboo needle box and wooden cover, decorated with seven horses and a man in a mountainous landscape., executed in Liuqing technique on turned wooden base. H. 11,4 cm. China Qing Dynasty.

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A fine Chinese openwork walnut shell, fully carved

Lot 45: A fine Chinese openwork walnut shell, fully carved

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Description: A fine Chinese openwork walnut shell, fully carved with Arhats and Buddhist Lions amongst lotus blossoms. These walnut carvings were used as lucky charms. H. 3,2 cm. China Early XXth Century. These walnut carvings were used as lucky charms.

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A carved coconut shell, Yezi, wine cup of dark

Lot 46: A carved coconut shell, Yezi, wine cup of dark

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Description: A carved coconut shell, Yezi, wine cup of dark purplish brown color with metal collar, the exterior carved in relief with a tiger, a dragon from the clouds and a scholar and two characters in a shield. H. 3,6 cm. ¿ 4,6 cm. China XVIIIth/XIXth Century.

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A carved coconut shell, Yezi, wine cup of dark

Lot 47: A carved coconut shell, Yezi, wine cup of dark

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Description: A carved coconut shell, Yezi, wine cup of dark purplish brown color, with metal collar, the exterior carved in relief with two scholars, a dog, an ox, a pomegranate tree and two characters in a shield. H. 3,5 cm. ¿ 4,6 cm. China XVIIIth/XIXth Century.

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A carved coconut shell, Yezi, wine cup of dark

Lot 48: A carved coconut shell, Yezi, wine cup of dark

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Description: A carved coconut shell, Yezi, wine cup of dark purplish brown color of irregular form with metal lining, the exterior carved in relief with the Three Friends (Pine, Bamboo and Plum) H. 3,5 cm. L. 5,1 cm. China XVIIIth/XIXth Century.

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A Chinese bowl with basketry work and silver

Lot 49: A Chinese bowl with basketry work and silver

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Description: A Chinese bowl with basketry work and silver lining on tapering base covered in a very fine woven basketry work with lozenge pattern minorl accidents to the edges H. 6 cm. ¿ 10 cm. China, probably Ming Period.

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A black lacquered dish with flaring silver lined

Lot 50: A black lacquered dish with flaring silver lined

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Description: A black lacquered dish with flaring silver lined rim, the surface applied with very fine woven basketry work with lozenge pattern, accentuated by a small black lacquer band. ¿ 12,2 cm. China XVIIIth/XIXth Century.

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A small carved soapstone figure of an old man

Lot 51: A small carved soapstone figure of an old man

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Description: A small carved soapstone figure of an old man wearing a beard in long dress with fine engraving and remains of red lacquer, probably the god of long life Shoulao, on rockwork base. H. 12 cm. China XVIIIth/XIXth Century.

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