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Auction Description for California Asian Art Auction Gallery USA: Important Asian Works of Art
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Preview Dates: December 13th, 14th, and 15th Preview Time: 11AM to 5PM PST

Important Asian Works of Art

by California Asian Art Auction Gallery USA


252 lots with images

December 16, 2012

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 RED CORAL NECKLACE

Lot 1: A RED CORAL NECKLACE

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Description: This beautifully stranded red coral necklace is consisted of beads, with sizes graduating from 1/4 inch (0.6 cm) to approximately 1/2 inch (1.2 cm). The 18k gold clip is topped off with a small red coral bead of the same color and quality.

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A SET OF RED CORAL NECKLACE AND EARRINGS

Lot 2: A SET OF RED CORAL NECKLACE AND EARRINGS

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Description: This beautifully stranded red coral necklace is consisted of beads, with sizes graduating from 1/8 inch (0.3 cm) to approximately 3/8 inch (0.9 cm). The necklace is completed with a 18k gold clip and a pair of 18k gold earrings, each topped with a small coral bead of same color and quality.

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A SET OF BUTTERSCOTCH AMBER NECKLACE AND BRACELET

Lot 3: A SET OF BUTTERSCOTCH AMBER NECKLACE AND BRACELET

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Description: This beautifully stranded amber necklace is consisted of beads, with sizes graduating from 1/4 inch (0.6 cm) by 3/8 inch (0.9 cm) to approximately 1/2 inch (0.6 cm) by 1 inch (2.5 cm). The necklace is completed with a hand bracelet, consisted of twelve 5/8 inch (1.6 cm) by 3/4 inch (1.9 cm) amber beads of the same color and quality. weight: necklace is 38 gram, bracelet is 26 gram.

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A CLOISONNE AND WOOD CARVED GUANYIN ASSEMBLY

Lot 4: A CLOISONNE AND WOOD CARVED GUANYIN ASSEMBLY

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Description: This assembly consists of a well carved wooden Guanyin and seven gilt bronze filigree items, which consist of three lotus leaves, two lotus flowers, one king bird, and a frog. Qing Dynasty period.

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A WELL CARVED ZITAN SQUARE BOX

Lot 5: A WELL CARVED ZITAN SQUARE BOX

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Description: This Zitan square box was carved with the theme of prosperity, Ruyi. It consists of a cover and a box with a integrated stand.

Condition Report: Minor cracks.

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A CHINESE CIRCULAR BAMBOO BIRD CAGE

Lot 6: A CHINESE CIRCULAR BAMBOO BIRD CAGE

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Description: This beautiful bamboo bird cage is completed with four porcelain bird feeders and a well casted bronze top hook. Other accessories consist of ivory, jade, Huangyang wood, and Zitan.

Condition Report: Missing some decorative pieces.

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A WELL CARVED IVORY SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 7: A WELL CARVED IVORY SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: This well carved ivory snuff bottle of flattened form is decorated with garden scenes on the front and back. The balance of the bottle is decorated with vine like patterns. The square base is carved with two Chinese characters and the stopper is in the form of bell shape.

Condition Report: Missing spoon.

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A WELL CARVED IVORY SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 8: A WELL CARVED IVORY SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: This well carved ivory snuff bottle with a carved garden scene on the front and line carved outdoor landscape on the back, completed with a Chinese character colophon.

Condition Report: Minor age related damage.

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A CLOISONNE TWIN BODY SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 9: A CLOISONNE TWIN BODY SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: This cloisonne snuff bottle is constructed with gold wire and multicolor cloisonne patterns, consisting of gourd, flowers, and leaves. It signifies fertility and prosperity. It is completed with jade-like stone stoppers.

Condition Report: One stopper is slightly cracked.

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A CHINESE AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 10: A CHINESE AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: This agate snuff bottle is of ovoid form, with patterns depicting a young boy playing around an elder seated in the garden scene with a Taihu rock. It also depicts a flying crane among the crowds.

Condition Report: Missing spoon.

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A CHINESE AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 11: A CHINESE AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: This agate snuff bottle is of flattened form, with two carved lion handles on the side. It is completed with a gold sandstones stopper.

Condition Report: Missing spoon.

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A CHINESE ENAMELED ZISHA SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 12: A CHINESE ENAMELED ZISHA SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: This Zisha snuff bottle is of flattened ovoid form, decorated with enamel patterns of a basket containing peaches and loquat. It signifies longevity and prosperity. It is completed with a bright red color coral stopper.

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A CHINESE TEA DUST GLAZE SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 13: A CHINESE TEA DUST GLAZE SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: This well glazed snuff bottle is of rectangular shape, completed with agate stopper.

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A WELL CARVED IVORY CARVED SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 14: A WELL CARVED IVORY CARVED SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: This ivory is carved with delicate war scenes around the body, atop of the contiguous Chinese Leiwen pattern. The bottom bears a four characters Chinese seal mark. The bell shaped stopper is also of ivory.

Condition Report: Missing stopper.

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A CHINESE JADITE SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 15: A CHINESE JADITE SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: This jadeite snuff bottle is carved with a blooming plum flower branch. The base is of concave form with well-use of the natural color.

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A SET OF CHINESE ROBIN'S EGG GLAZE SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 16: A SET OF CHINESE ROBIN'S EGG GLAZE SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: This set of robin's egg glaze snuff bottle consists of a bottle and a plate, the glaze is of excellent color and conditions. The stopper is of apple-green colored jadeite with silver trim.

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A WHITE GLAZED PORCELAIN BRUSH WASHER

Lot 17: A WHITE GLAZED PORCELAIN BRUSH WASHER

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Description: This porcelain washer is in the form of a lotus leaf shape. This lotus leaf is covered with white glaze. The washer was fired with spur support and bears an impressed "DAOGUANG" mark.

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A RARE CHINESE

Lot 18: A RARE CHINESE "GE YAO" CRACKLE GLAZE CENSER

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Description: This censer is supported by three short legs, rising to a highly irregular exterior shape, resembling the Taihu rock. The lustrous glaze is of light sky blue color tint, with iron and golden color crackles, typical of Ge ware. The bottom of the legs were unglazed and bears the "iron foot" characteristics.

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A CHINESE PURPLE GLAZE GARLIC HEAD VASE

Lot 19: A CHINESE PURPLE GLAZE GARLIC HEAD VASE

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Description: This well-proportioned garlic head vase is covered with beautiful and even violet glaze. The bottom bears a carved six character "QIANLONG" mark. It is completed with an original hardwood stand.

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A LARGE CHINESE EXPORT BLUE AND WHITE BOWL

Lot 20: A LARGE CHINESE EXPORT BLUE AND WHITE BOWL

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Description: This large export blue and white bowl is decorated with garden scene, consisting of chrysanthemum flowers, pine trees, and Taihu rocks. The interior is decorated with a continuous plum blossom pattern under the rim, and a chrysanthemum blossom at center.

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A CHINESE

Lot 21: A CHINESE "LONGQUAN" CELADON "LOTUS" CHARGER

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Description: This large sized charger is glazed with typical Song Dynasty celadon color. The foliated rim extends to the interior with concave ridges. The inside is also carved with flowers and vines patterns. The base bears the typical iron red burn mark.

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A CHINESE YINGQING GLAZE

Lot 22: A CHINESE YINGQING GLAZE "YUHUCHUN" VASE

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Description: This "Yuhuchun" vase is glazed with lustrous "Yingqing" color, typical of the Song Dynasty. The exterior of the body is carved with four medallions of Chrysanthemum pattern. The bottom is unglazed, bearing typical orange colored burn marks.

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A CHINESE

Lot 23: A CHINESE "LUJUN" WALL HANGING VASE

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Description: This hanging vase is in the form of peach, signifying longevity. The whole body is covered with typical "Lujun" glaze, and the base remained unglazed.

Condition Report: Slight damage on peach leaf.

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A CHINESE EGG SHELL PORCELAIN  BOWL

Lot 24: A CHINESE EGG SHELL PORCELAIN BOWL

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Description: This egg shell porcelain bowl is well potted with "Anhua" dragon patterns. It was fired upside down with the rim unglazed, and the base bears a "TONGZHI" mark.

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A PAIR OF FAMILLE VERTE GREEN PASTE BOXES

Lot 25: A PAIR OF FAMILLE VERTE GREEN PASTE BOXES

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Description: The centers of this pair of paste boxes depict a scene of blooming flowers in the garden setting. It is bordered with contiguous flowers and foliage patterns. The bases were glazed in white color and left unmarked.

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A PAIR OF GRISAILLE PAINTED SQUARE CUPS

Lot 26: A PAIR OF GRISAILLE PAINTED SQUARE CUPS

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Description: The exteriors of this pair of grisaille painted square cups were painted with a landscape scene using grisaille painting. Both the interiors and the bases were glazed in turquoise color and each bears a six character "JIAQING" mark.

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A CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE

Lot 27: A CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE "BUTTERFLY" VASE

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Description: This well-proportioned vase was glazed with multi-colored enamel glaze, depicting thousand butterflies. The bottom bears a six character "GUANGXU" mark and was drilled for the lamp base previously.

Condition Report: A hole at bottom.

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A CHINESE UNDERGLAZED BLUE AND RED

Lot 28: A CHINESE UNDERGLAZED BLUE AND RED "DRAGON" VASE

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Description: This vase is painted with under glaze red color dragon amid the under glaze blue flower patterns. The whole body is covered with a lustrous over glaze. The compressed globular is terminated with a trumpet shaped mouth. The lot is completed with a hardwood carved stand, which bears the original sales stamp from Christie's Auction (Lot 1381, Sales 2297).

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A GROUP OF SEVENTEEN CHINESE CARVED JADE PENDANTS

Lot 29: A GROUP OF SEVENTEEN CHINESE CARVED JADE PENDANTS

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Description: This lot includes 17 jade pendants, with different themes, carvings, and sizes.

Condition Report: Some jade has minor damage.

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A GROUP OF TWELVE (12) CHINESE CARVED JADE ORNAMENTS

Lot 30: A GROUP OF TWELVE (12) CHINESE CARVED JADE ORNAMENTS

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Description: This lot includes 12 jade ornaments and pendants, with different themes, carvings, and sizes.

Condition Report: Some jade has minor damage.

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A CHINESE JADE AXE SHAPED ORNAMENT

Lot 31: A CHINESE JADE AXE SHAPED ORNAMENT

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Description: This jade ornament is of axe shape, with drilled holes around one edge.

Condition Report: Minor imperfections.

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A CHINESE JADE SWORD ORNAMENT

Lot 32: A CHINESE JADE SWORD ORNAMENT

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Description: This jade sword ornament was carved with two "Taotie" marks amongst the grain patterns in the style of Han Dynasty.

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A CHINESE JADE HAIR RING

Lot 33: A CHINESE JADE HAIR RING

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Description: This jade hair ring is of translucent light green color, with a patch of brown/black markings.

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Lot 34: A CHINESE "ZIGANG" JADE PENDANT

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Description: This pendant depicts two Deities flying gracefully amidst the flowing clouds, over rivers and mountainous landscape on the front. The other side was carved with eighteen Chinese characters and bear the signature of "Zigang".

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Lot 35: A CHINESE "CRANE" JADE PENDANT

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Description: This pierced carved jade pendant is of rectangular shape, depicting a crane raising its head and flying through the branches. The branches are holding a flower on the top of jade.

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Lot 36: A CHINESE "FORTUNE" JADE PENDANT

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Description: This jade pendant is pierced carved, one side with four cranes around the Chinese character "Shou" and other side with a Chinese character "Fu" above a pair of deer and bat. Filled with Intertwining branches in between two Chinese characters.

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Lot 37: A CHINESE "FORTUNE" JADE PENDANT

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Description: This pendant is carved with Chinese character "Fu" under a pair of bats amidst flowing clouds. The other side is left plain.

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Lot 38: A CHINESE "PATTERNED" JADE PENDANT

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Description: This jade pendant features four distinctive patterns across its surface, with an area of natural yellow color marking on the side.

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A CHINESE JADE HAIR RING

Lot 39: A CHINESE JADE HAIR RING

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Description: This spinach colored jade hair ring is carved with seven contiguous rings, with an area of natural brown color marking.

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A CHINESE JADE

Lot 40: A CHINESE JADE "ZIGANG" PENDANT

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Description: This jade pendant, on one side features two boys playing Chinese clash cymbals under a pine tree, and reverse carved with fifteen Chinese characters. The upper part of the pendant was decorated with two "Chi Long".

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Lot 41: A CHINESE "FORTUNE" JADE PENDANT

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Description: This jade pendant is of rectangular shape; Chinese character "Fortune" is pierce carved in the center, along with lotus and vine patterns surrounding the character. The pendant is completed with accessories.

Condition Report: Minor age related damage.

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Lot 42: A CHINESE "TURTLE SHELL" JADE ORNAMENT

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Description: This jade ornament is in the shape of a turtle shell, the surface is carved with patterns symbolizing the turtles. It signifies the wishful longevity, and natural stone color was well used.

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A PAIR OF CHINESE CINNABAR LACQUER VASES

Lot 43: A PAIR OF CHINESE CINNABAR LACQUER VASES

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Description: This pair of cinnabar lacquer vases were carved with garden scenery. The four roundels on each vase were carved with elders in a garden setting. The balance of the vase is carved with beautiful flowers and leaves patterns. Each base bears a gilt bronze "QIANLONG" mark.

Condition Report: Signs of repair at bottom.

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A CHINESE ZITAN BRUSH POT

Lot 44: A CHINESE ZITAN BRUSH POT

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Description: This brush pot was carved from a single piece of solid Zitan of typical Zitan color. The surface is covered with typical ox hair textures.

Condition Report: Slight crack on bottom

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A CHINESE WOOD AND BAMBOO CALLIGRAPHY SET, 5 PIECES

Lot 45: A CHINESE WOOD AND BAMBOO CALLIGRAPHY SET, 5 PIECES

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Description: This set comes with two long wooden paperweights, a bamboo pen holder, a bamboo brush pot, and a bamboo painting brush, all enclosed in a box. The paperweights have carvings of bamboo trees, the pen holder has carving of mountain scene, the brush pot has carvings of two lumberjacks, and the brush has carvings of flying cranes.

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A LINGBI SCHOLAR VIEW STONE

Lot 46: A LINGBI SCHOLAR VIEW STONE

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Description: This black Lingbi scholar view stone was pierced with multiple openings similar to coral reef. Oriented vertically on a single point. It is completed with a rosewood stand, which was pierced carved with "LINGZHI" wrapped around.

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A CHINESE PEKING GLASS BRUSH WASHER

Lot 47: A CHINESE PEKING GLASS BRUSH WASHER

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Description: This well-made tinted brown glass water cup sits on a short foot and quickly extrudes to a wide body. A scale-like textured pattern is surrounding the body of the water cup. The mouth has a wide opening into a perfectly smooth interior. The cup sits comfortably on top of a wooden carved four-legged stand.

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A CARVED AMBER FROG FIGURE

Lot 48: A CARVED AMBER FROG FIGURE

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Description: This well-carved amber frog figure sits down with two legs and two arms, gazing upwards. The frog readies itself to leap forward while carrying a small baby frog on its back. Different shades and tints of amber runs inconsistently throughout the body of the frog.

Condition Report: Minor imperfection on front right leg.

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A SET OF FOUR PEKING GLASS CUPS WITH SILVER CUP STANDS

Lot 49: A SET OF FOUR PEKING GLASS CUPS WITH SILVER CUP STANDS

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Description: These four cups are identical in design and all possess a maroon-violet hue. It rests on a short foot that gradually curves out to form the body and mouth. The cups are perfectly smooth all around an sit on top of the silver butterfly shaped cup stands. The stand has small indents of patterned designs.

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A CHINESE CARVED WOOD AND IVORY FIGURAL GROUP

Lot 50: A CHINESE CARVED WOOD AND IVORY FIGURAL GROUP

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Description: This figural group depicts a seated "Zhong Kui", wearing red robe, black waist band, official's hat, and official's boots, holding a "Hu Ban" in one hand, while the other hand is about to pick up a variety of fruit on a stone table. His attendant standing next to him, holding a wine jar on top of a food tray. The bodies of Zhong Kui and his attendant were carved out of wood, with hands, head, "Hu Ban", and fruits are made out of ivory.

Condition Report: Age related wear and loss of paint.

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