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Auction Description for California Asian Art Auction Gallery USA: Fine Asian Works of Art Day 1
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PREVIEWS: August 30 - September 6, 2014 10:00am - 6:00pm or by appointment.

Fine Asian Works of Art Day 1

by California Asian Art Auction Gallery USA


139 lots with images

September 6, 2014

Live Auction

123 S. Mission Dr.

# A, C, F

San Gabriel, CA, 91776 USA

Phone: 888-977-9588

Email: info@californiaasianartauction.com

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A MARBLE CARVED RECUMBENT LION FIGURE

Lot 3001: A MARBLE CARVED RECUMBENT LION FIGURE

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Description: Of square section, the Buddhist lion is carved in recumbent position, face shown with a ferocious expression revealing the sharp teeth, the bulging eyes, pronounced nose, and sharp claws all vividly depicted, the marble stone of white and grayish white color.

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A STONE CARVED FIGURE OF GUANYIN'S HEAD

Lot 3002: A STONE CARVED FIGURE OF GUANYIN'S HEAD

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Description: The face of the Guanyin finely cast with a serene expression in meditation, with elongated pendulous earlobes, downcast eyes, arched eyebrows, thin lips, and elaborate headdress carved in lobed sections decorated with scrolling ruyi motif.

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A STONE SCULPTURE OF BODHISATTVA

Lot 3003: A STONE SCULPTURE OF BODHISATTVA

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Description: The Bodhisattva is shown standing with missing hands supposedly raised in Abhaya mutra, while wearing a tight fitting calf length mantle and robes draped over the shoulders falling in folds towards the ankle. His face is shown with downcast eyes and serene expression and the hair pulled into a knop.

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A STONE SCULPTURE OF BODHISATTVA

Lot 3004: A STONE SCULPTURE OF BODHISATTVA

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Description: The Bodhisattva is carved as a slender figure, shown with left hand holding a sacred object and right hand missing, supposedly raised up in mudra. Wearing a long robe draped over the lower body and falling in folds, the figure is adorned with necklace. Her face is shown with a calm expression and surmounted with an elaborate three-point headdress.

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A SHANDONG STONE SCULPTURE OF BODHISATTVA

Lot 3005: A SHANDONG STONE SCULPTURE OF BODHISATTVA

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Description: The Bodhisattva is carved standing upon a lotus throne with both hands missing, wearing robe elegantly draped over left shoulder, revealing the adorned chest, and tight-fitting dhoti falling towards the feet, face shown with benevolent expression and head surmounted with elaborate headdress.

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A STONE SCULPTURE OF BODHISATTVA

Lot 3006: A STONE SCULPTURE OF BODHISATTVA

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Description: The Bodhisattva is shown with hands in varada mudra, standing upon a lotus stand wearing pleated robes draped over the right shoulder, the face is depicted with a calm and benevolent expression with large pendulous earlobes, the hair pulled into ushnisha.

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A STONE SCULPTURE OF BODHISATTVA

Lot 3007: A STONE SCULPTURE OF BODHISATTVA

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Description: The Bodhisattva is shown standing upon a lotus plinth with each hand holding a sacred object, wearing a long shawl draped over the shoulder and a gracefully draped dhoti falls to the feet. The face is depicted with a downcast eyes and serene expression, and surmounted by a ribbon-tied crown and backed by a halo. With traces of yellow,red,and green pigments remained.

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A PAIR OF STONE CARVED 'GUARDIAN' STELES

Lot 3008: A PAIR OF STONE CARVED 'GUARDIAN' STELES

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Description: Each marble stele is carved with a standing guardian in relief, supported by two attendants, while holding a sword with both hands clasped together, face depicted with a stern expression and wearing armor with flowing sashes, the head backed by a halo. One stele's back has Chinese inscriptions.

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A WHITE MARBLE 'FEI'TIAN' CARVING

Lot 3009: A WHITE MARBLE 'FEI'TIAN' CARVING

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Description: The carving is shown with two Fei'tian, or Apsara, raising a sacred pagoda with a shape of a triangular mountain on the top. The Fei'tian's body is covered with celestial ribbons flying upwards, each face is detailed with downcast eyes, elongated eyes, pendulous earlobes, and hair parted in middle.

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A STONE CARVED MYTHICAL BEAST PAPER-WEIGHT

Lot 3010: A STONE CARVED MYTHICAL BEAST PAPER-WEIGHT

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Description: The paperweight carved from stone, the rectangular base incised with angled lines, surmounted by a recumbent mythical beast, the body painted in colors.

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A BRONZE BELL AND WOOD STAND

Lot 3011: A BRONZE BELL AND WOOD STAND

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Description: Of lenticular section, the bell is cast with three bands of raised nodes, enclosing the two bands of key-fret patterns, all flanking a three character rectangular panel in the middle. The lower body is cast with stylize mythical beasts within a sea landscape. The handle is formed by a two headed joined dragon forming a U-shaped bar hanging on a wood stand.

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A WOOD CARVED SEATED GUANYIN BODHISATTVA

Lot 3012: A WOOD CARVED SEATED GUANYIN BODHISATTVA

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Description: The Bodhisattva is shown seated in dhyanasana on a plinth, with hands clasped together in abhisekana mudra, wearing a long robe falling in folds and left open chest, the face delicately depicted in serene and benevolent expression, flanked by pendulous and long earlobes, with hair detailed with incised lines and pulled into chignon wearing a tall crown decorated with scrolling ruyi motif.

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A PAIR OF ARCHAIC 'DRAGON' JADE CARVINGS

Lot 3013: A PAIR OF ARCHAIC 'DRAGON' JADE CARVINGS

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Description: In opposite direction, each stylized dragon pendant is carved in the shape of a coiled form, the body is detailed with incised lines.

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AN ARCHAIC JADE DISC, YUAN

Lot 3014: AN ARCHAIC JADE DISC, YUAN

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Description: In the form of circular shape disc, the surface is carved with dense rows of spirals, the stone is of deep celadon tone with brown mottling.

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AN ARCHAIC 'DRAGON' JADE CARVING

Lot 3015: AN ARCHAIC 'DRAGON' JADE CARVING

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Description: The stylized dragon pendant is carved in the model of coiled shape, the body is decorated with dense spirals. The stone is of mottled brown and russet tone.

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AN ARCHAIC JADE STICK WITH HOLE, GUI

Lot 3016: AN ARCHAIC JADE STICK WITH HOLE, GUI

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Description: Possibly made for ritual purpose, this archaic jade Gui is of overall celadon tone, with russet skin at one end.

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A WHITE JADE DISC 'XUANJI'

Lot 3017: A WHITE JADE DISC 'XUANJI'

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Description: Of circular shape with hollow center, the exterior rim is carved with three arcs similar to 'flying teeth', each rising to a point. The stone is of white and dark russet tone.

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AN ARCHAIC JADE NECKLACE

Lot 3018: AN ARCHAIC JADE NECKLACE

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Description: The necklace consists of twenty archaic cylindrical brownish jades from Qi culture, spaced out by translucent red bead, terminating with an archaic jade ring.

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AN ARCHAIC JADE STICK, GUI

Lot 3019: AN ARCHAIC JADE STICK, GUI

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Description: Possibly made for ritual purpose, this archaic jade Gui is of overall celadon tone, with a pierced hole at one end.

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A PORCELAIN

Lot 3020: A PORCELAIN "TURTLE" WATER DRIP

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Description: The porcelain water drip in the form of a turtle, the body and shell of water drip patterns, the four short legs extending out from the sides, with the head raised high and open mouth.

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A JUN-TYPE PURPLE GLAZED TEAPOT

Lot 3021: A JUN-TYPE PURPLE GLAZED TEAPOT

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Description: Of bulbous form, the Jun-type teapot glazed in attractive blueish purple, with layered brown rings and crackle patterns. The bottom unglazed and has chipping damage. Ming Dynasty period.

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A JIZHOU KILN CHICKEN FIGURE

Lot 3022: A JIZHOU KILN CHICKEN FIGURE

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Description: The figure depicts a chicken laying on the ground with its underside, wings by the side, and tail raised, glazed in brown and black color, and unglazed on the bottom with a hole. Song Dynasty period.

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A QINGBAI MOULDED TEAPOT

Lot 3023: A QINGBAI MOULDED TEAPOT

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Description: The Qingbai teapot's bulbous body moulded into chrysanthemum flower petal lobes, glazed overall in light blue and white, the top depicting multiple flowers, the spout raises high, and the bottom unglazed. Song Dynasty period.

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A GE-TYPE WATER POT

Lot 3024: A GE-TYPE WATER POT

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Description: The Ge-type vessel is of baluster form, the compressed ovoid body supported by a straight ring foot, the wide and straight neck leads to flared rim, overall glazed in celadon with crackle patterns. Qing Dynasty period.

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A PAIR OF LONGQUAN CELADON BOWLS

Lot 3025: A PAIR OF LONGQUAN CELADON BOWLS

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Description: Of conical form, the pair of bowls tapers sharply from the rim to the ring foot, the exterior glazed in celadon color, one bowl has more visible crackle patterns, the foot ring unglazed. Southern Song Dynasty period.

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A GUAN KILN FLORIFORM BOWL

Lot 3026: A GUAN KILN FLORIFORM BOWL

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Description: The plate's rim is of floriform design, the body glazed in dark celadon, with crackle patterns. Chipping damage on bottom foot ring. Song Dynasty period.

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A PAIR OF LONGQUAN CELADON IMPRESSED BOWLS

Lot 3027: A PAIR OF LONGQUAN CELADON IMPRESSED BOWLS

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Description: The bowls impressed with stylish flower patterns on the exterior, key-fret patterns on the rim, and glazed in celadon color, the interior impressed with intricate flowers and vines, and the bottom base unglazed. Southern Song Dynasty period.

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A BLACK GLAZED

Lot 3028: A BLACK GLAZED "OIL DRIP" BOWL

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Description: Glazed in black with white and orange oil drip patterns on the side, the bowl remain unglazed on the bottom, the interior with similar design.

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A LONGQUAN CELADON 'LOTUS PETAL' BOWL

Lot 3029: A LONGQUAN CELADON 'LOTUS PETAL' BOWL

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Description: The bowl's exterior is of lotus flower petal form, glazed in celadon color with crackle patterns, the bottom ring unglazed. Southern Song Dynasty period.

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A SMALL PAIR OF LONGQUAN CRACKLED-GLAZED BOWLS

Lot 3030: A SMALL PAIR OF LONGQUAN CRACKLED-GLAZED BOWLS

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Description: The pair of bowls tapers smoothly to the straight foot ring, the body glazed in celadon with crackle patterns, the rims covered in bronze, the interior with similar design, and the bottom foot ring unglazed.

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A JIAN WARE BLACK-GLAZED CONICAL BOWL

Lot 3031: A JIAN WARE BLACK-GLAZED CONICAL BOWL

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Description: The bowl glazed in mostly black on the body, with brown drip patterns on the rim, the bottom unglazed.

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A PAIR OF LONGQUAN WARE BOWLS

Lot 3032: A PAIR OF LONGQUAN WARE BOWLS

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Description: The pair of bowls tapers smoothly to the straight foot ring, the body glazed in celadon with crackle patterns, the rims covered in bronze, the interior with similar design, and the bottom foot ring unglazed. One bowl is slightly smaller, and has darker color.

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A PAIR OF CELADON GLAZED BOWLS

Lot 3033: A PAIR OF CELADON GLAZED BOWLS

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Description: Each bowl is supported on a circular foot ring, with gentle sides rising to a flared rim, the exterior covered overall in a glaze of sky-blue tone. Song Dynasty period.

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A CELADON GLAZED CONICAL BOWL

Lot 3034: A CELADON GLAZED CONICAL BOWL

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Description: The bowl of reverse conical form, similar to conical hats, beautifully glazed in celadon, the bottom ring unglazed. Song Dynasty period.

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A CELADON RU-TYPE BOWL

Lot 3035: A CELADON RU-TYPE BOWL

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Description: The shallow bowl glazed in celadon, with crackle patterns on exterior and interior, the bottom unglazed in uneven fashion. Qing Dynasty period.

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A CELADON LONGQUAN WARE BOWL

Lot 3036: A CELADON LONGQUAN WARE BOWL

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Description: The bowl's exterior bears layer-like patterns, the interior impressed with flowers and leaves patterns, glazed in celadon with crackle, the bottom unglazed. Song Dynasty period.

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A YAOZHOU KILN GLAZED BOWL

Lot 3037: A YAOZHOU KILN GLAZED BOWL

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Description: The Yaozhou kiln bowl has flared rim and straight ring foot, the exterior with wave patterns, the interior with flowers and vines patterns, overall glazed in brown and black highlights with slight crackle patterns.

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A GUAN-TYPE TRIPOD CENSER

Lot 3038: A GUAN-TYPE TRIPOD CENSER

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Description: Of flattened ovoid form, the Guan-type censer, in imitation of Imperial kiln, supported by three stub feet, body glazed in celadon and crackle pattern. Bottom with small hairline crack.

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A LARGE CIZHOUYAO KILN JAR

Lot 3039: A LARGE CIZHOUYAO KILN JAR

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Description: Of bulbous form, the large jar depicts free flowing flowers on the body, with dual tone color of brown and white, the neck with four leaf-like handles, with small flared opening, the bottom remain unglazed. Southern Song Dynasty.

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A PURPLE ZIDING-KILN BROWN GLAZED VASE

Lot 3040: A PURPLE ZIDING-KILN BROWN GLAZED VASE

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Description: Of rounded baluster form, the Ziding kiln vase is glazed in dark brown, the body impressed with flowers and leaves patterns, the thin and short neck leads to a small opening at top, the bottom foot ring remain unglazed. Song Dynasty period.

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A TEA DUST GLAZED VASE

Lot 3041: A TEA DUST GLAZED VASE

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Description: The vase is of baluster form, with waisted neck and layered body, the tea-dust glaze covers the vase, the bottom glazed in brownish-red. Qing Dynasty period.

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A LONGQUAN CELADON VASE

Lot 3042: A LONGQUAN CELADON VASE

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Description: A Longquan celadon tall vase, the body carved with two branches of chrysanthemum blossoms. The unglazed base is burned in dark brown color. Ming Dynasty period.

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A BROWN GLAZED SLEEVE BOTTLE

Lot 3043: A BROWN GLAZED SLEEVE BOTTLE

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Description: A sleeve shaped bottle covered overall with rich and flowing brown glaze. The unglazed body is burned in dark brown color. Ming Dynasty period.

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A LONGQUAN CELADON CENSER WITH COVER

Lot 3044: A LONGQUAN CELADON CENSER WITH COVER

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Description: Of globular form, the censer is supported by three tapering legs on top of a wooden stand, rising to waisted neck and smooth rim, the body glazed in celadon color, the top covered with a wooden lid. Song Dynasty period.

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A CELADON GLAZED WATER POT

Lot 3045: A CELADON GLAZED WATER POT

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Description: The water pot elegantly crafted with floriform body, waisted long neck, tall spout and handles, the body glazed in celadon, and bottom with burn marks. Song Dynasty period.

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A CELADON LONGQUAN TRIPOD CENSER

Lot 3046: A CELADON LONGQUAN TRIPOD CENSER

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Description: Of globular form, the censer supported by three hoof legs bending inwards, on top of a round pedestal, two curved and rising handles on the side, the body painted in celadon and black, the bottom ring foot unglazed. Qing Dynasty period.

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A CIZHOU BROWN-GLAZED VASE, MEIPING

Lot 3047: A CIZHOU BROWN-GLAZED VASE, MEIPING

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Description: The Cizhou kiln vase is of elegant bulbous form, with wide shoulder and smoothly tapered downwards to slightly splayed foot, the vase glazed overall in tea-dust brown, the bottom unglazed.

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A SANCAI GLAZE CONTAINER

Lot 3048: A SANCAI GLAZE CONTAINER

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Description: The container, shaped similar to a coffin, is glazed in mostly brown and green color, the top lid with curved and wood-like shape, the inside has a separation bar, the bottom unglazed.

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A SET OF TWO SANCAI POTTERY CAMEL AND FIGURES

Lot 3049: A SET OF TWO SANCAI POTTERY CAMEL AND FIGURES

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Description: Each camel is shown in walking motion with head turned sideways, the backand humps covered with saddle and one rider on top, the body painted in sancai. Signs of repair on the legs. Tang Dynasty period.

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A SANCAI FIGURE OF A LADY

Lot 3050: A SANCAI FIGURE OF A LADY

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Description: Shown with hands clasped and hidden in the long sleeve while holding a pet, the female figure wears a loose robe incised with lines to show the folds and decorated with flowers and leaves, the round face shown with delicate features. Extensive pigment loss throughout. Tang Dynasty period.

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