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Auction Description for I.M. Chait: ASIAN & INTERNATIONAL FINE ARTS AUCTION
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Fine jewelry and gemstones (precious and semi-precious) from an important Boston Estate and from the Hubert Eaton Collection, sold to benefit the AS & F Foundation; Fine jades and antique ivories, Japanese and Chinese, from a Malibu, California Estate; Antique and Early Chinese porcelains and pottery, previously purchased from I.M. Chait Auctions in the 1980s; Chinese silks including dragon robes, Kesi, furnishings and other decorations from a Bel Air Estate; Important art including Botero Watercolor, graphics, early American furniture, bronzes and vertu from East Coast and a Los Angeles Collection; Buddhist bronzes, stone sculptures and other antiques from a Northern California Collection;
Sale Notes:
Preview: September 17 - 21, 11am - 5pm and September 22, 10am until auction start.

ASIAN & INTERNATIONAL FINE ARTS AUCTION (476 Lots)

by I.M. Chait


476 lots | 475 with images

September 22, 2013

Live Auction

Beverly Hills, CA, USA

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ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Cicada

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Cicada 象牙根付 Very finely carved, antique ivory netsuke; of a cicada alighted on a pomegranate branch, with two of the fruit "split" open, signed Gyokuyosai, late 19th Century

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ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Toad

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Toad 木製根付 Finely detailed and antique, carved wood netsuke; of a highly realistic toad seated squarely upon an old upturned sandal like a lily pad, with inlaid eyes; signed Shinzan, 19th Century

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ANTIQUE LACQUERED IVORY NETSUKE: Quail

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Description: ANTIQUE LACQUERED IVORY NETSUKE: Quail 象牙漆根付 Very realistically detailed, antique carved and lacquered ivory netsuke; of a quail seated on a bed of millet, unsigned, late 19th Century

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ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Puppy

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Puppy 木製根付 Beautifully executed and polished, antique carved wood netsuke; of a robust seated male puppy, with inlaid eyes, signed Minko Tsu, 19th Century

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ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Shi-Shi

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Shi-Shi 木製根付 Very finely carved and well detailed, antique wood netsuke; of a Shi-shi clutching an openwork ball containing a loose ball to the interior, 19th Century, signed in reserve Masamitsu

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Two Shi-shi

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Two Shi-shi 象牙根付 Beautifully carved and intricately detailed, antique ivory netsuke; of two Shi-shi tussling about, showing fine patina; unsigned, late 18th/early 19th Century

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ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Deer

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Deer 象牙根付 Finely detailed, antique ivory netsuke; of two charming recumbent deer beneath a mushroom-shaped openwork tree, with finely incised spots to deer, signed, Circa 1900

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CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Monkey Warrior

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Description: CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Monkey Warrior 象牙根付 Carved ivory netsuke; of a monkey warrior in an animated pose standing amid flames, holding a large stick behind his back, with inlaid eyes and inlaid accents to his robes; signed on rectangular silver-gilt plaque; Provenance: The Estate of Michael Earlman

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Rabbit & Monkey

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Rabbit & Monkey 象牙根付 Charming and highly realistic, antique carved ivory netsuke; of a rabbit and monkey dancing or wrestling together, each with inlaid eyes, unsigned; late 19th Century

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Monkey & Fruit

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Monkey & Fruit 象牙根付 Finely detailed, antique carved ivory netsuke; of a monkey eating a persimmon with more fruit in front of him, inlaid eyes, unsigned; late 19th Century

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ANTIQUE WOOD NETSUKE: Octopus & Monkey

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Description: ANTIQUE WOOD NETSUKE: Octopus & Monkey 木製根付 Very finely detailed, antique wood netsuke; of an octopus and monkey dancing upon an abalone shell, signed Minko, 19th Century

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ANTIQUE WOOD NETSUKE: Monkeys

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Description: ANTIQUE WOOD NETSUKE: Monkeys 木製根付 Finely detailed, carved wood netsuke; of a monkey cradling an infant and pulling on a peach branch, with inlaid eyes, unsigned; 19th Century

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ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE 木製根付 Antique and well detailed, carved wood netsuke; of a recumbent ox with calf, with finely detailed trappings, and with inlaid eyes, unsigned; 19th Century

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ANTIQUE WOOD NETSUKE: Puppies

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Description: ANTIQUE WOOD NETSUKE: Puppies 木製根付 Fine antique carved, lacquered and gilt wood netsuke by Koma Kansai; of two puppies clamoring on a large sandal, signed in oval reserve, 19th Century

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ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Skull

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Skull 木製根付 Antique carved wood netsuke; of a skull surmounted with a small monkey skeleton, unsigned, early 19th Century

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Rodents

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Rodents 象牙根付 Charming and finely detailed, antique carved ivory netsuke; of a ball of rodents, with inlaid eyes, signed, 19th Century

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ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Rat

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Rat 木製根付 Charming and antique, carved wood netsuke; of a seated rat, with one paw up, inlaid eyes and teeth, signed Shigekazu; 19th Century

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ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Rat

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Rat 木製根付 Antique and finely carved, wood netsuke; of a rat balled up and cleaning one of its paws, with inlaid eyes; probably in cypress wood, unsigned, 19th Century

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ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE 木製根付 Realistically detailed, antique Kyoto School, carved wood netsuke; of a rat curled into itself, with inlaid eyes, unsigned; late 18th Century

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Rat Catcher

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Rat Catcher 象牙根付 Finely detailed, antique carved ivory netsuke; of a rat catcher, bent over a wood box, with a rodent perched on his shoulder; signed, late 19th Century

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ANTIQUE WOOD NETSUKE: Onanetofu

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Description: ANTIQUE WOOD NETSUKE: Onanetofu 木製根付 Finely detailed, antique wood netsuke; depicting the frog legend Onanetofu: the figure in long well detailed robes and on tall shoes, and holding a parasol, with a frog at his sleeve, signed ___Masa

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ANTIQUE LACQUERED WOOD NESTKE

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Description: ANTIQUE LACQUERED WOOD NESTKE 木製漆根付 Amusing and well carved, antique lacquered wood netsuke; of a man seated cross legged, drinking sake with his whole face buried in his bowl, and with a large bottle at his feet, late 18th/early 19th Century, unsigned

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ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Karako

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Karako 象牙根付 Finely carved and beautifully patinated, antique ivory netsuke; of two karako in a wrestling hold, each with inlaid eyes; 19th Century; unsigned

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Hotei & Karako

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Hotei & Karako 象牙根付 Antique and finely patinated, carved ivory netsuke; of Hotei standing and carrying a karako in a wrap to the front, signed Hidemasa I; early 19th Century

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ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Children

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Children 象牙根付 Unusual and very finely detailed, antique carved ivory netsuke; of two children seated and hugging one another; finely patinated, unsigned, 19th Century

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ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Acrobat

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Acrobat 象牙根付 Very finely detailed and well patinated, amusing antique carved ivory figural netsuke; of an acrobat balancing on two stacked stands, unsigned, early 19th Century

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ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Sage

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Sage 象牙根付 Beautifully detailed, antique carved ivory netsuke: of a sage in ornate robes holding a scroll in hand, with a boy attendant walking behind; fine patination, 19th Century; signed Minkoku in oval reserve; showing good patina

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Chokaro

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Chokaro 象牙根付 Well carved and finely patinated, antique ivory netsuke; of Chokaro and his magical horse with a large gourd, signed, 19th Century

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ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Oni

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Oni 象牙根付 Very intricately detailed and openwork, antique carved ivory netsuke; of two oni seated and with a recumbent figure, possibly Shoki, sprawled over books; signed, 19th Century

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ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Geta

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Geta 象牙根付 Unusual antique carved ivory netsuke; of a typical, tall sandal (geta), with a single loose leaf on top 19th Century; unsigned

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ANTIQUE CARVED RYUSA MANJU NETSUKE

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED RYUSA MANJU NETSUKE 象牙饅頭根付 Antique carved ivory ryusa manju netsuke; fully openwork execution of floral design, the top with various Shibayama-style appliqués in horn, shell and metal; unsigned

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ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD MANJU NETSUKE

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD MANJU NETSUKE 木製饅頭根付 Antique appliqué and inlaid carved wood manju netsuke; the top with design of a candy seller blowing bubbles, signed Harduyoku; 19th Century

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ANTIQUE LACQUERED WALNUT NETSUKE

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Description: ANTIQUE LACQUERED WALNUT NETSUKE 胡桃漆根付 Rare antique lacquered walnut netsuke; carved with design of an Ama and octopus with fan, 19th Century; signed ___mitsu;

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ANTIQUE WALNUT NETSUKE: Peonies

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Description: ANTIQUE WALNUT NETSUKE: Peonies 胡桃根付 Very unusual, antique carved walnut netsuke; with intricate relief carved peony designs; signed Issan, 19th Century

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ANTIQUE WALNUT NETSUKE: Dragon-fish

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Description: ANTIQUE WALNUT NETSUKE: Dragon-fish 胡桃根付 Unusual and antique, walnut netsuke; carved with design of a dragon-fish amid waves, signed and with inscription; 19th Century

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ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY SHUNGA NETSUKE

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY SHUNGA NETSUKE 象牙根付 Rare and antique ivory erotic (shunga) netsuke; in the form of a boat, the structure opening which opens to reveal an actively amorous couple to the interior, unsigned, 19th Century

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ANTIQUE IVORY SEAL-TYPE NETSUKE

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY SEAL-TYPE NETSUKE 象牙根付 Antique carved ivory seal-type netsuke; of a sage seated atop a pedestal stand, displaying fine patination, 18th Century; unsigned

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RARE ANTIQUE SASHI-TYPE IVORY NETSUKE

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Description: RARE ANTIQUE SASHI-TYPE IVORY NETSUKE 象牙差根付 Extremely rare, finely carved and patinated; late 18th Century ivory sashi-type netsuke; of a Sennin in leaf cloak, carrying a branch bearing a large fruit; with inlaid eyes, unsigned

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UNUSUAL ANTLER SASHI-TYPE NETSUKE

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Description: UNUSUAL ANTLER SASHI-TYPE NETSUKE 角雕差根付 Highly unusual and possibly antique, carved stag antler sashi-type netsuke; of a sinuous bearded standing figure wearing long robes and a pointed hat; unsigned H: 5 1/4"

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ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD SASHI NETSUKE

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD SASHI NETSUKE 木製差根付 Antique carved wood sashi netsuke; in the form of a naturalistic branch, with inlaid shell eyes; unsigned

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ANTIQUE CARVED BOAR'S TUSK NETSUKE

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED BOAR'S TUSK NETSUKE 象牙根付 Antique boar's tusk ivory netsuke; carved with a fly in relief on leaves, 19th Century; unsigned

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SET OF SHICHIFUKUJIN NETSUKE BY ICHIRO

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Description: SET OF SHICHIFUKUJIN NETSUKE BY ICHIRO 象牙福星根付 一組七件 Important set of carved and stained ivory netsuke, representing the Seven Gods of good Fortune (Shichifukujin), by Ichiro: each signed in rectangular green lacquer reserve, mid- 20th Century, possibly one of his earliest group of carvings; with finely carved hardwood stand, fitted to each netsuke and with tomobako

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THREE CARVED IVORY SNUFF BOTTLES

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Description: THREE CARVED IVORY SNUFF BOTTLES 象牙雕鼻煙壺 三件 Group of three, well hollowed Chinese carved ivory snuff bottles: of flattened rounded form with pond design of frog, lotus and sea life; of flattened ovoid form with qilin design; and of naturalistic lotus form with some polychrome; H: 3" (taller)

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ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY SNUFF BOTTLE 象牙雕仕女鼻煙壺 Antique carved and polychromed figural ivory snuff bottle; of a standing beauty holding a basket of peaches, and dressed in ornately decorated robes, 19th Century; H: 3 7/8"

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CARVED CORAL SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: CARVED CORAL SNUFF BOTTLE 珊瑚雕菊紋鼻煙壺 Finely carved coral snuff bottle; of somewhat cylindrical form, with continuous design of birds, a large chrysanthemum and foliage in relief; with matching stopper; the fine orangey coloration with some slight white suffusions; H: 2 3/8"

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ANTIQUE CINNABAR LACQUER SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: ANTIQUE CINNABAR LACQUER SNUFF BOTTLE 剔紅雕人物紋鼻煙壺 Finely carved, antique red cinnabar lacquer snuff bottle; of large size, with boys in a continuous landscape amid rockery and pine branches; 18th/19th Century; H: 3 1/4"; wood stand

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UNUSUAL LACQUERED SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: UNUSUAL LACQUERED SNUFF BOTTLE 漆地蝴蝶花紋鼻煙壺 Very unusual, lacquered snuff bottle; of slightly tapered flatted form with notched corners: decorated in a stylized design of butterfly and floral medallions centering floral sprays on a black ground; carnelian stopper; H: 2 1/2"

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CARVED WOOD SNUFF BOTTLE: Deer

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Description: CARVED WOOD SNUFF BOTTLE: Deer 木雕松鹿紋鼻煙壺 Very elaborately carved and probably antique, wood snuff bottle; of circular form; each side with identical scene of two deer beneath pine branches with pavilions in the distance; metal filigree stopper; H: 2 5/8"

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MOULDED GOURD SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: MOULDED GOURD SNUFF BOTTLE 匏製獅紋鼻煙壺 Well moulded, natural gourd snuff bottle; of rounded form: with design of three playful lions, four-character seal mark; ivorine stopper; H: 3"

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CARVED AMBER SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: CARVED AMBER SNUFF BOTTLE 琥珀雕麒麟纹鼻煙壺 Well hollowed amber snuff bottle; of slim ovoid form, the front with design of a sinuous qilin above rockery, the verso with ruyi; with turquoise-topped stopper; H: 2 1/2"

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