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Auction Description for Potomack: March 16th Catalogue Auction

March 16th Catalogue Auction

by Potomack Company

Platinum House

495 lots | 487 with images

March 16, 2013

Live Auction

1120 North Fairfax Street

Alexandria, VA, 22314 USA

Phone: 703.684.4550

Fax: 703.684.4554

Email: info@potomackcompany.com

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CHINESE SANCAI-GLAZED TRIPOD DISH, TANG DYNASTY

Lot 1: CHINESE SANCAI-GLAZED TRIPOD DISH, TANG DYNASTY

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Description: CHINESE SANCAI-GLAZED TRIPOD DISH, TANG DYNASTY of circular shape with everted rim, the straw ground centered by a lobed sancai medallion, underside with three small feet - h:11.50 in. Provenance: Christie's, London, 14 July 1980, #90 Literature: #21 in The Greenwald Collection catalogue Other Notes: Thermoluminescence test 266n81, Oxford, confirms dating

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CHINESE SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY VASE, TANG DYNASTY (618-906 A.D.)

Lot 2: CHINESE SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY VASE, TANG DYNASTY (618-906 A.D.)

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Description: CHINESE SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY VASE, TANG DYNASTY (618-906 A.D.) Chinese of tapering ovoid form with rounded everted lip above a molded horizontal line to shoulder, covered in a pale straw glaze with unusual trailing ochre and green design - h:8.75 in. Literature: Barrett, J. May Lee, The Greenwald Collection: Two Thousand Years of Chinese Ceramics, no. 10 Other Notes: Oxford thermoluminescence test 366a19, Oxford, confirms the dating

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PAIR OF SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY CUPS, TANG DYNASTY (618-906 A.D.)

Lot 3: PAIR OF SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY CUPS, TANG DYNASTY (618-906 A.D.)

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Description: PAIR OF SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY CUPS, TANG DYNASTY (618-906 A.D.) of exaggerated bell shape, the sides with well delineated horizontal bands, the interior covered in a striped glaze of straw, green and ochre, the exterior with mottled daubed spots of color - h:2.25 in. Provenance: Yin Chuan Tang, Ltd., Hong Kong Literature: Yin Chuan Tang, Ltd, The Splendor of Ancient China (Hong Kong, 1994), pl. 30. Barrett, J. May Lee, The Greenwald Collection: Two Thousand Years of Chinese Ceramics, no. 20.

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CHINESE SANCAI-GLAZED RHYTON, TANG DYNASTY (618-906 A.D.)

Lot 4: CHINESE SANCAI-GLAZED RHYTON, TANG DYNASTY (618-906 A.D.)

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Description: CHINESE SANCAI-GLAZED RHYTON, TANG DYNASTY (618-906 A.D.) the small ceremonial coupe molded with a Buddhistic lion mask in profile, with a scrolling handle issuing from its mouth, covered in a variegated glaze of ochre, green and straw - h:3 in. Literature: Barrett, J. May Lee, The Greenwald Collection: Two Thousand Years of Chinese Ceramics, no. 15 (Privately published, 1996)

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SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF A FALCONER, TANG DYNASTY (618-906 A.D.)

Lot 5: SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF A FALCONER, TANG DYNASTY (618-906 A.D.)

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Description: SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF A FALCONER, TANG DYNASTY (618-906 A.D.) the bird handler with a high hat and with one arm outstretched with a small bird resting upon it, wearing a deep ochre robe with green lapels over loose pants, his facial features delicately picked out in polychrome - h:13.50 in. Provenance: Purchased Sotheby's, New York, 4 June 1985, lot 129 Literature: Barrett, J. May Lee, The Greenwald Collection: Two Thousand Years of Chinese Ceramics (Privately published, 1996), no. 23

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CHINESE LARGE PAINTED POTTERY FIGURE OF A COURT LADY, TANG DYNASTY (618-906 A.D.)

Lot 6: CHINESE LARGE PAINTED POTTERY FIGURE OF A COURT LADY, TANG DYNASTY (618-906 A.D.)

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Description: CHINESE LARGE PAINTED POTTERY FIGURE OF A COURT LADY, TANG DYNASTY (618-906 A.D.) the imposing figure standing upright with arms clasped across her chest, wearing a long flowing high-waisted robe, with her upturned shoe tips revealed, the lady with her hair styled in a high upswept chignon called duomanji - h:21.25 in. Literature: Barrett, J. May Lee, The Greenwald Collection: Two Thousand Years of Chinese Ceramics (Privately published, 1996) no. 5

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CHINESE ARCHAISTIC MINIATURE IVORY VASE, 18TH CENTURY

Lot 7: CHINESE ARCHAISTIC MINIATURE IVORY VASE, 18TH CENTURY

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Description: CHINESE ARCHAISTIC MINIATURE IVORY VASE, 18TH CENTURY of flattened baluster form, with finely incised dragon masks and stylized scrolls, the shoulders with narrow carved stylized dragon flange, the material of fine creamy tone. Note: If the buyer intends to export this pre-CITES lot for commercial purposes, consistent with our definition of commercial, regulations contained in Title 50, of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 14.91, require that they must obtain an import/export license prior to engaging in business as an importer or exporter of wildlife or wildlife products. Potomack will not ship this lot without proper paperwork which is the buyer's responsibility. - h:4.75 in.

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CHINESE BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER, FOUR CHARACTER QIANLONG SEAL MARK

Lot 8: CHINESE BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER, FOUR CHARACTER QIANLONG SEAL MARK

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Description: CHINESE BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER, FOUR CHARACTER QIANLONG SEAL MARK the censer of globular form and molded with scrolling lotus all raised atop three elephant head feet with stylized elephant trunk handles, with a pierced cover and seated elephant finial - h:14 in.

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PAIR OF ARCHAISTIC BRONZE VASES, NOW MOUNTED AS TABLE LAMPS, LATE 19TH C.

Lot 9: PAIR OF ARCHAISTIC BRONZE VASES, NOW MOUNTED AS TABLE LAMPS, LATE 19TH C.

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Description: PAIR OF ARCHAISTIC BRONZE VASES, NOW MOUNTED AS TABLE LAMPS, LATE 19TH C. formed as baluster vases and cast with intricate leiwen design, the necks with applied dragons and the bodies with a row of writhing dragons in stylized roundels, wood bases (2) - h:18 in. Provenance: Property of a Private Collection, Chevy Chase, MD

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PAIR OF CHINESE UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND IRON RED SAUCER DISHES, QIANLONG SIX CHARACTER MARK

Lot 10: PAIR OF CHINESE UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND IRON RED SAUCER DISHES, QIANLONG SIX CHARACTER MARK

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Description: PAIR OF CHINESE UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND IRON RED SAUCER DISHES, QIANLONG SIX CHARACTER MARK Qianlong six character seal mark in underglaze blue of the period, small circular dishes with a central flower head in iron red enclosed within a scrolling foliate border and another wider border with lotus and calligraphic designs further enclosed with a band of iron red Buddhistic emblem and stylized characters, the reverse painted with three iron red lingzhi fungus beneath a two pale blue line border - dia: 6 1/4 in. Provenance: Miko Oriental Art Gallery, HI Acquired from the above by the present owner, a Northern Virginia Collector, 1988

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CHINESE FLAMBE-GLAZED GU-FORM VASE, LATE QING DYNASTY

Lot 11: CHINESE FLAMBE-GLAZED GU-FORM VASE, LATE QING DYNASTY

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Description: CHINESE FLAMBE-GLAZED GU-FORM VASE, LATE QING DYNASTY of quatrilobed gu (beaker) form, with attractive blue to raspberry pooling glaze, now mounted as a table lamp - h:11 in. Provenance: Property of a Private Collection, Chevy Chase, MD

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CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE MILLEFIORI LAMPS

Lot 12: CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE MILLEFIORI LAMPS

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Description: CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE MILLEFIORI LAMPS the vases of baluster form with a black ground, decorated with a profusion of flowers, now drilled and mounted as lamps - h:10 in.

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PAIR OF CHINESE CINNABAR VASES, LATE QING DYNASTY

Lot 13: PAIR OF CHINESE CINNABAR VASES, LATE QING DYNASTY

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Description: PAIR OF CHINESE CINNABAR VASES, LATE QING DYNASTY of square baluster form, carved with figures in landscape panels between panels and bands of stylized decoration - h:10 in.

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YELLOW PEKING GLASS BALUSTER VASE

Lot 14: YELLOW PEKING GLASS BALUSTER VASE

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Description: YELLOW PEKING GLASS BALUSTER VASE the rich yellow egg yolk material finely carved with a continuous scene of boys and a monkey by an elephant, incised Qianlong seal mark - h:10.25 in.

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CHINESE BLUE PEKING GLASS BOTTLE VASE, QING DYNASTY , 18TH/19TH CENTURY

Lot 15: CHINESE BLUE PEKING GLASS BOTTLE VASE, QING DYNASTY , 18TH/19TH CENTURY

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Description: CHINESE BLUE PEKING GLASS BOTTLE VASE, QING DYNASTY , 18TH/19TH CENTURY the vase with a high stick neck rising from the compressed globular body, of pleasing medium blue tone, wide flat bottom

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CHINESE FAMILLE NOIRE BALUSTER VASE MOUNTED AS A LAMP, THE VASE, 18TH/ 19TH C.

Lot 16: CHINESE FAMILLE NOIRE BALUSTER VASE MOUNTED AS A LAMP, THE VASE, 18TH/ 19TH C.

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Description: CHINESE FAMILLE NOIRE BALUSTER VASE MOUNTED AS A LAMP, THE VASE, 18TH/ 19TH C. of teardrop shape with paneled sides, decorated with seated mythical beasts in shaped cartouches beneath small cartouches enclosing Buddhistic emblems, all reserved on a black ground with scrolling foliage and stylized flowerheads, molded double cloud handles to shoulders - h:13.50 in. Provenance: Property of a Private Collection, Chevy Chase, MD

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CHINESE CANTON FAMILLE ROSE ENAMEL DISH, QING DYNASTY

Lot 17: CHINESE CANTON FAMILLE ROSE ENAMEL DISH, QING DYNASTY

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Description: CHINESE CANTON FAMILLE ROSE ENAMEL DISH, QING DYNASTY decorated with Chinese children reading at a table in a garden, the extensive landscape beyond, all enclosed within patterned borders and panels, the reverse with central blue and white archaistic dragons decoration within yellow floral decorated sides - dia: 10.25 in.

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PAIR OF CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN FRAMED RECTANGULAR PANELS

Lot 18: PAIR OF CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN FRAMED RECTANGULAR PANELS

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Description: PAIR OF CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN FRAMED RECTANGULAR PANELS each with a dignitary and his attendant, the first with figures in a garden in the upper left section and the other perched on a mountainside watching a crane in flight, matted and framed - each panel measures (sight) h:15 w:10 in.

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FAMILLE VERTE CHARGER, 18TH/ 19TH C.

Lot 19: FAMILLE VERTE CHARGER, 18TH/ 19TH C.

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Description: FAMILLE VERTE CHARGER, 18TH/ 19TH C. the dish of slightly molded circular form, with a pair of phoenix amidst flowers and rockery in the cavetto enclosed within a floral and brocade band and further enclosed within a paneled band of flowers, Buddhistic objects and landscapes, the reverse with three scattered floral sprays - dia: 16 in.

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CHINESE FRAMED SILK EMBROIDERED PANEL

Lot 20: CHINESE FRAMED SILK EMBROIDERED PANEL

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Description: CHINESE FRAMED SILK EMBROIDERED PANEL the silk rectangle embroidered with a central male peacock surrounded by various birds in flight and perched on trees, framed -- 16 x 11.5 in. sight size

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CHINESE YOUNG WOMAN'S INFORMAL SURCOAT, EARLY 20TH C.

Lot 21: CHINESE YOUNG WOMAN'S INFORMAL SURCOAT, EARLY 20TH C.

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Description: CHINESE YOUNG WOMAN'S INFORMAL SURCOAT, EARLY 20TH C. of medium blue-grey silk embroidered with dragon roundels and scattered flower heads and matching embroidered sleeve bands, apricot embroidered borders, figured dark blue rayon lining Provenance: Private Collection

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CHINESE NINE DRAGON SUMMER ROBE

Lot 22: CHINESE NINE DRAGON SUMMER ROBE

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Description: CHINESE NINE DRAGON SUMMER ROBE the traditional robe of gauze embroidered with a couched gold thread design of nine dragons amidst cloud scrolls and with flaming pearls, trimmed with couched gold and brocade bands, pierced gilt bronze buttons Provenance: Domimex Antiques & Rugs, LLC

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CHINESE TENGSHA WARRIOR'S THEATRICAL ROBE, FIRST HALF 20TH C.

Lot 23: CHINESE TENGSHA WARRIOR'S THEATRICAL ROBE, FIRST HALF 20TH C.

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Description: CHINESE TENGSHA WARRIOR'S THEATRICAL ROBE, FIRST HALF 20TH C. the blue robe with elaborate silk and gold couched thread embroidery, the lower section divided in imitation of armor, and lined in bright red Provenance: Private Collection

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GREY JADE TOAD-FORM WATERDROPPER

Lot 24: GREY JADE TOAD-FORM WATERDROPPER

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Description: GREY JADE TOAD-FORM WATERDROPPER the material of well-carved deep grey material, possibly jadeite, carved as a fierce amphibian, with a small circular cover to its back, fitted on old stand - w:3.50 in.

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PALE GREEN AND BROWN JADE FIGURE OF A SEATED LUOHAN

Lot 25: PALE GREEN AND BROWN JADE FIGURE OF A SEATED LUOHAN

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Description: PALE GREEN AND BROWN JADE FIGURE OF A SEATED LUOHAN the meditative figure carved seated with crossed legs and his clasped hands and chin resting atop one of his knees, his face with contemplative expression and downcast gaze, wearing a draped robe, fitted wood stand - h:3.75 in.

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GREYISH WHITE STRIATED JADE BOTTLE IN SHADOW BOX

Lot 26: GREYISH WHITE STRIATED JADE BOTTLE IN SHADOW BOX

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Description: GREYISH WHITE STRIATED JADE BOTTLE IN SHADOW BOX of flattened teardrop shape, with a central roundel delicately carved with calligraphic inscription and on the reverse with a landscape beneath a qilong and lingzhi fungus, the shoulders carved with animal masks and loose rings, the finial carved with a Buddhistic lion - h:6 w:4 in.

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PAIR OF CHINESE HARDWOOD FRAMED SPINACH JADE TABLE SCREENS

Lot 27: PAIR OF CHINESE HARDWOOD FRAMED SPINACH JADE TABLE SCREENS

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Description: PAIR OF CHINESE HARDWOOD FRAMED SPINACH JADE TABLE SCREENS the impressive screens formed as central square reticulated panels carved with two qilong confronting a flaming pearl enclosed within a set of four pierced carved scrolling panels, the four corned with square plaques decorated with gilt archaic characters, mounted in a wire-inlaid screen with carved scrolling motifs and central sun, the material of attractive deep green tone with areas of translucency (2) - h:26 in. Provenance: Property of a Private Collection, Chevy Chase, MD

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CHINESE CARVED SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF SHOULAO WITH SCROLL AND DEER, 19TH C.

Lot 28: CHINESE CARVED SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF SHOULAO WITH SCROLL AND DEER, 19TH C.

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Description: CHINESE CARVED SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF SHOULAO WITH SCROLL AND DEER, 19TH C. flanked by two children, the material of soft cream with rose overtones, carved wood base, now French mounted as a table lamp - h:12 in. Provenance: Northern Virginia Collector

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CHINESE IVORY CARVING OF GODDESSES

Lot 29: CHINESE IVORY CARVING OF GODDESSES

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Description: CHINESE IVORY CARVING OF GODDESSES the gently curving section deeply carved with pine trees, rockery and scrolling clouds framing two rows of the five female goddesses, apocryphal Qianlong seal mark under base, with wood stand. Note: If the buyer intends to export this pre-CITES lot for commercial purposes, consistent with our definition of commercial, regulations contained in Title 50, of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 14.91, require that they must obtain an import/export license prior to engaging in business as an importer or exporter of wildlife or wildlife products. Potomack will not ship this lot without proper paperwork which is the buyer's responsibility. - h:11 in.

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CHINESE IVORY MODE OF A DRAGON

Lot 30: CHINESE IVORY MODE OF A DRAGON

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Description: CHINESE IVORY MODE OF A DRAGON carved as a long writhing dragon, his lower section scales and horns, fitted wood stand. Note: If the buyer intends to export this pre-CITES lot for commercial purposes, consistent with our definition of commercial, regulations contained in Title 50, of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 14.91, require that they must obtain an import/export license prior to engaging in business as an importer or exporter of wildlife or wildlife products. Potomack will not ship this lot without proper paperwork which is the buyer's responsibility. - w:17 in.

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CHINESE IVORY TEAPOT ON STAND

Lot 31: CHINESE IVORY TEAPOT ON STAND

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Description: CHINESE IVORY TEAPOT ON STAND the tall tea pot with chained cover, handle carved as a qilong, the sides with figures in landscape, and carved decoration throughout, set atop a carved ivory stand - h:4 in., and wood base - total h:16 in. Note: If the buyer intends to export this pre-CITES lot for commercial purposes, consistent with our definition of commercial, regulations contained in Title 50, of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 14.91, require that they must obtain an import/export license prior to engaging in business as an importer or exporter of wildlife or wildlife products. Potomack will not ship this lot without proper paperwork which is the buyer's responsibility. h:12 in.

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GROUP OF CHINESE IVORIES

Lot 32: GROUP OF CHINESE IVORIES

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Description: GROUP OF CHINESE IVORIES including pair of Buddhistic lions -- h: 6 in., pair of small vases with rings, tortoise seal -- h: 3 in., ivory carving of three children at play, 2 stained snuff bottles, a small figure of a peasant -- h: 8.5 in. (9)

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CHINESE IVORY TUSK FIGURE OF GUANYIN, LATE 19TH/ 20TH C.

Lot 33: CHINESE IVORY TUSK FIGURE OF GUANYIN, LATE 19TH/ 20TH C.

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Description: CHINESE IVORY TUSK FIGURE OF GUANYIN, LATE 19TH/ 20TH C. the gently curved figure carved wearing flowing robes, with a phoenix by her side and a basket of flowers in one hand, her head with upswept chignon and high crown, in wood stand. Note: If the buyer intends to export this pre-CITES lot for commercial purposes, consistent with our definition of commercial, regulations contained in Title 50, of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 14.91, require that they must obtain an import/export license prior to engaging in business as an importer or exporter of wildlife or wildlife products. Potomack will not ship this lot without proper paperwork which is the buyer's responsibility. - h:27.50 in. Provenance: Property of a Private Collection, Chevy Chase, MD

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CHINESE POLYCHROMED IVORY HEAD OF GUANYIN, LATE 19TH CENTURY

Lot 34: CHINESE POLYCHROMED IVORY HEAD OF GUANYIN, LATE 19TH CENTURY

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Description: CHINESE POLYCHROMED IVORY HEAD OF GUANYIN, LATE 19TH CENTURY the female deity wearing a large five-leaf crown with her hair upswept in typical chignon and gaze cast downwards, wearing a flower head necklace, set in gilt-wire inlaid wood stand. Note: If the buyer intends to export this pre-CITES lot for commercial purposes, consistent with our definition of commercial, regulations contained in Title 50, of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 14.91, require that they must obtain an import/export license prior to engaging in business as an importer or exporter of wildlife or wildlife products. Potomack will not ship this lot without proper paperwork which is the buyer's responsibility. - h:12.50 in. Provenance: Property of a Private Collection, Chevy Chase, MD

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CHINESE POLYCHROME IVORY FIGURE OF A WARRIOR, POSSIBLY GUANGDI

Lot 35: CHINESE POLYCHROME IVORY FIGURE OF A WARRIOR, POSSIBLY GUANGDI

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Description: CHINESE POLYCHROME IVORY FIGURE OF A WARRIOR, POSSIBLY GUANGDI dressed in full armor with a long beard and fierce expression, affixed to wood base. Note: If the buyer intends to export this pre-CITES lot for commercial purposes, consistent with our definition of commercial, regulations contained in Title 50, of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 14.91, require that they must obtain an import/export license prior to engaging in business as an importer or exporter of wildlife or wildlife products. Potomack will not ship this lot without proper paperwork which is the buyer's responsibility. - h:11 in.

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PAIR OF CHINESE EMPEROR AND EMPRESS FIGURES, LATE 19TH/ EARLY 20TH C.

Lot 36: PAIR OF CHINESE EMPEROR AND EMPRESS FIGURES, LATE 19TH/ EARLY 20TH C.

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Description: PAIR OF CHINESE EMPEROR AND EMPRESS FIGURES, LATE 19TH/ EARLY 20TH C. both of the dignitaries wearing traditional court robes, the emperor holding a sword and the empress with a ruyi sceptre, wood bases (2) - h:18.25 in.

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TWO IVORY CARVED FIGURES

Lot 37: TWO IVORY CARVED FIGURES

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Description: TWO IVORY CARVED FIGURES in the Ming taste, the first wearing a hat carved as a gentleman carrying a child on his back, the next, a man with a topknot, also carrying a child on his back - h: each approx. 8.5 in. (2) Note: If the buyer intends to export this pre-CITES lot for commercial purposes, consistent with our definition of commercial, regulations contained in Title 50, of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 14.91, require that they must obtain an import/export license prior to engaging in business as an importer or exporter of wildlife or wildlife products. Potomack will not ship this lot without proper paperwork which is the buyer's responsibility.

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CHINESE GOVERNMENT TWENTY POUND BOND FOR FIVE PER CENT REORGANISATION GOLD LOAN OF 1913

Lot 38: CHINESE GOVERNMENT TWENTY POUND BOND FOR FIVE PER CENT REORGANISATION GOLD LOAN OF 1913

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Description: CHINESE GOVERNMENT TWENTY POUND BOND FOR FIVE PER CENT REORGANISATION GOLD LOAN OF 1913 for 20 Pounds Sterling, 409 Marks, issued and uncancelled with forty-three coupons attached, brown-orange border, allegorical Mercury at top, rice harvesting and house on hill at edges, written in four languages, no folds, No. 15903

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CHINESE HARDWOOD WINE TABLE

Lot 39: CHINESE HARDWOOD WINE TABLE

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Description: CHINESE HARDWOOD WINE TABLE the rectangular top over cloud carved apron and spandrels and a pair of straight legs joined on each side by plain stretchers - h:35.75 w:55.50 d:17.75 in.

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SIX-PANEL BLACK AND GOLD LACQUER FOLDING SCREEN

Lot 40: SIX-PANEL BLACK AND GOLD LACQUER FOLDING SCREEN

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Description: SIX-PANEL BLACK AND GOLD LACQUER FOLDING SCREEN the tall screen with a continuous design of figures in a pavilion and garden landscape, set atop bracket feet - h:84 w:20 in.

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TWO KOREAN KORYO CELADON BOWLS

Lot 43: TWO KOREAN KORYO CELADON BOWLS

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Description: TWO KOREAN KORYO CELADON BOWLS the first, of low sloping circular form with everted sides, impressed in the center with a single flower head, adhesions under foot ring - dia: 6.5 in., the next, of circular shape with curved sides covered in an attractive greenish tone - dia: 5.75 in. (2) Provenance: From the Estate of Lt. Col. R. Radzwich

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KOREAN KORYO INLAID CELADON BOTTLE VASE

Lot 44: KOREAN KORYO INLAID CELADON BOTTLE VASE

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Description: KOREAN KORYO INLAID CELADON BOTTLE VASE of teardrop shape, with a single inlaid band at shoulder of stylized stiff leaves, some inlaid work visible throughout body, the glaze pooling in a diagonal line across body - h:12.50 in. Provenance: From the Estate of Lt. Col. R. Radzwich

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KOREAN KORYO INLAID CELADON BOTTLE VASE

Lot 45: KOREAN KORYO INLAID CELADON BOTTLE VASE

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Description: KOREAN KORYO INLAID CELADON BOTTLE VASE of teardrop shape with a long flaring neck, with band of stiff leaves and linked cloud motifs above panels enclosing a single row of scrolling flowerheads and foliage - h:12.25 in. Provenance: From the Estate of Lt. Col. R. Radzwich Other Notes: The inlay technique used in the decoration of this vase is considered to be one of the outstanding artistic achievements of the Koryo dynasty. This technique involves incising patterns on the leather-like body of the vessel, and filing the inscision with black or white slip (clay mixed with water), glazing over the slip and then finally firing the vessel.

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KOREAN CELADON GLAZED VASE

Lot 46: KOREAN CELADON GLAZED VASE

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Description: KOREAN CELADON GLAZED VASE of baluster form, with cup-shaped lip, all covered in a greenish-gray crackled and fissured glaze - h:10.50 in. Provenance: From the Estate of Lt. Col. R. Radzwich

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KOREAN MOTHER-OF-PEARL-INLAID SMALL CHEST

Lot 47: KOREAN MOTHER-OF-PEARL-INLAID SMALL CHEST

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Description: KOREAN MOTHER-OF-PEARL-INLAID SMALL CHEST the small rectangular chest covered in a layer of crushed and pieced mother-of-pearl sections, the corners and some edges fitted with chased and shaped appliques, fish form lock above a tortoise affixed to rectangular plaque, interior lined with pale pink paper - h:6 w:9.50 d:6.50 in.

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KOREAN MOTHER-OF-PEARL-INLAID LACQUER BOX

Lot 48: KOREAN MOTHER-OF-PEARL-INLAID LACQUER BOX

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Description: KOREAN MOTHER-OF-PEARL-INLAID LACQUER BOX of simple rectangular shape, the cover inlaid with a central flower head, inner lid dedicated by former Prime Minister Provenance: From the Estate of Lt. Col. R. Radzwich

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KOREAN EIGHT-PANEL INK ON PAPER LANDSCAPE SCREEN

Lot 49: KOREAN EIGHT-PANEL INK ON PAPER LANDSCAPE SCREEN

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Description: KOREAN EIGHT-PANEL INK ON PAPER LANDSCAPE SCREEN painted in ink as a continuous landscape with mountains and waterfalls, brocade borders on wood frame - h:66.75 w:19 in.

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MOTHER-OF-PEARL AND GOLD INLAID BLACK LACQUER DISPLAY CABINET, KOREAN OR POSSIBLY JAPANESE

Lot 50: MOTHER-OF-PEARL AND GOLD INLAID BLACK LACQUER DISPLAY CABINET, KOREAN OR POSSIBLY JAPANESE

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Description: MOTHER-OF-PEARL AND GOLD INLAID BLACK LACQUER DISPLAY CABINET, KOREAN OR POSSIBLY JAPANESE the elegant simple rectangular case, with a pair of doors above one long drawer, decorated with inlaid patterned ground and shaped cartouches enclosing a rooster and flowers with butterflies in flight, the doors opening to reveal four drawers, etched silver fittings - h:9.50 w:6.73 d:4 in. Provenance: From the Estate of Lt. Col. R. Radzwich

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JAPANESE HIRADO BALUSTER VASE, EDO PERIOD (LATE 19TH C.)

Lot 53: JAPANESE HIRADO BALUSTER VASE, EDO PERIOD (LATE 19TH C.)

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Description: JAPANESE HIRADO BALUSTER VASE, EDO PERIOD (LATE 19TH C.) of large size in typical form, with applied monster mask handles to shoulders, and intricately decorated with on the front with peacock and peahen in rocky landscape with prunus, bamboo and peony beyond, the reverse with birds in flight above flowering peony and millet with water bands all above the curved foot ring with scrolling karakusa and butterflies - h:21.25 in.

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TOMINAGA GENROKU FOOTED PLATE WITH HYDRANGEA DECORATION

Lot 54: TOMINAGA GENROKU FOOTED PLATE WITH HYDRANGEA DECORATION

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Description: TOMINAGA GENROKU FOOTED PLATE WITH HYDRANGEA DECORATION ca. 1900, the striking blue and white ("sometsuke") Japanese studio porcelain footed bowl is finely hand painted with an underglaze blue design of delicate hydrangea blossoms and leaves on a pure white ground. The scalloped outer rim, itself in flower blossom form, is covered with blossoms and leaves. A single hydrangea blossom, bursting full on its stem and asymmetrically set off to the right side, graces the interior of the bowl in pure Japanese style. The one inch high foot rim, which is decorated with an underglaze blue repeating design, is encircled by three underglaze blue rings. The reverse is signed "Genroku sei" in underglaze blue - dia: 9.5 in.; together with a Koransha censer molded with faux rings, and decorated with flowers reserved on a checkerboard band, gilt highlights (2) Other Notes: Tominaga Genroku was one of the principal potters of Ureshino near Arita. He was a highly skilled Japanese-style painter and potter as well as a teacher at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts. He exhibited his work only at Japanese exhibitions, and later he became head of the Protection of Cultural Properties Commission. He won a "santo shohai" (third prize) at the Fifth National Industrial Exposition in 1903. His porcelain ware, which was usually decorated in blue-and-white, was collectively called "Genroku yaki". He died in 1920, and the family business was succeeded by his first son. Genroku's works are highly regarded and are considered to be of the caliber of those by more widely known studio potters such as Makuzu Kozan. Examples of Genroku's work are featured in the world famous Khalili Collection entitled "Treasures of Imperial Japan."

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