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Auction Description for I.M. Chait: ASIAN ART, ANTIQUES & ESTATES AUCTION
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Antique Chinese stone and wood sculptures from the Estate of a long-time Chait Gallery client; Chinese and Japanese antiques and decorations including: jades, ivory, snuff bottles, netsuke, prints and ceramics from several Southern California Collections; Early 20th Century, finely carved African ivories brought to the U.S. by a Merchant Marine prior to World War I; Numerous old and modern Chinese scrolls from Massachusetts, New York and other East Coast Collections; Asian furnishings and decorations from a West Los Angeles Estate
Sale Notes:
Preview: July 9 - 13, 11am - 5pm or by appointment.

ASIAN ART, ANTIQUES & ESTATES AUCTION

by I.M. Chait


560 lots with images

July 14, 2013

Live Auction

9330 Civic Center Drive

Beverly Hills, CA, 90210 USA

Phone: +1 (310) 285 0182

Fax: +1 (310) 285 9740

Email: chait@chait.com

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Group of Various Asian Items & Snuffs

Lot 1: Group of Various Asian Items & Snuffs

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Description: Group of Various Asian Items & Snuffs Group of various items: miniature Japanese wood Okame mask, signed; carved hardstone snuff bottle with dragons front and back (no top); and 2 moulded porcelain, probably antique, Chinese snuff bottles, each with 18 Lohan; L: 4 1/4" (largest)

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Black Pottery Moon Flask & Glazed Teapot

Lot 2: Black Pottery Moon Flask & Glazed Teapot

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Description: Black Pottery Moon Flask & Glazed Teapot Large burnished black pottery vessel: moon flask-form with un-burnished decorations, probably Japanese, basketry stand; together with an old Japanese glazed pottery teapot, somewhat double gourd form (chipped and repaired spout); H: 10" (taller)

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Antique Japanese Cloisonné Enamel Vase

Lot 3: Antique Japanese Cloisonné Enamel Vase

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Description: Antique Japanese Cloisonné Enamel Vase Antique Japanese cloisonné enamel vase; of elongated ovoid form with flared rim and with various flowering plants on blue ground (small repaired chip, some wear), Circa 1900; H: 9 3/4"

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18th Century Export Porcelain Dish

Lot 4: 18th Century Export Porcelain Dish

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Description: 18th Century Export Porcelain Dish Antique Chinese, enameled porcelain Export dish; of circular form with floral motifs (chip to foot and repairs), 18th Century; D: 11"

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Antique Chinese Tile with Lacquer Scene

Lot 5: Antique Chinese Tile with Lacquer Scene

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Description: Antique Chinese Tile with Lacquer Scene Antique Chinese lacquered pottery tile; square form with colorful painted scene of a beauty in repose with a child (wear); L: 10"

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Three Antique Japanese Paper Scrolls

Lot 6: Three Antique Japanese Paper Scrolls

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Description: Three Antique Japanese Paper Scrolls Three antique Japanese paper scrolls: calligraphy on paper with a lobster in ink and wash; calligraphy and star-like geometric (toned, some flaws); and ink and wash deity sitting among clouds (toned, flaws to mounts), bone scroll ends, signed Ryuho; 48" x 8" (largest)

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Carved Jadeite Pendant & Sealstone Carving

Lot 7: Carved Jadeite Pendant & Sealstone Carving

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Description: Carved Jadeite Pendant & Sealstone Carving Chinese carved, 3-section mottled green jadeite pendant: each section carved with a lion in relief, yellow metal mounts (the jade possibly color enhanced); together with a carved sealstone chestnut form weight, red and grey color; L: 4 1/2" (largest)

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Two Antique Japanese Satsuma Vases

Lot 8: Two Antique Japanese Satsuma Vases

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Description: Two Antique Japanese Satsuma Vases Two antique Japanese Satsuma vases: larger of hexagonal baluster form with 2 handles and with scenes of women and children on fan pattern ground (rim repair and wear), signed; the smaller double gourd form with various figural panels (rim chip and wear), Circa 1900; H: 6 1/2" (taller)

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Pair Very Heavy Old Bronze Plaques

Lot 9: Pair Very Heavy Old Bronze Plaques

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Description: Pair Very Heavy Old Bronze Plaques Pair extremely heavy, old bronze plaques (probably from a fireplace); each of tall rectangular form with relief design of flowering vine to each (minor patination), total weight approx 15 lbs.; L: 24" (each)

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Pair Antique Thai Gold Lacquered Figures

Lot 10: Pair Antique Thai Gold Lacquered Figures

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Description: Pair Antique Thai Gold Lacquered Figures Pair antique Thai, carved and gold lacquered figures of kneeling acolytes; each on a rectangular pedestal and wearing robes with mirrored "jewels": one with hands resting on knees, the other with hands raised in prayer; H: 9 3/4" (each)

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Two Japanese Bronzes: Owl & Candle Holder

Lot 11: Two Japanese Bronzes: Owl & Candle Holder

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Description: Two Japanese Bronzes: Owl & Candle Holder Two Japanese bronzes: tall candle holder with openwork and archaistic animal and mask designs; together with two owls perched on a branch; H: 20 1/4" (taller)

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Heavy Chinese Wood-Like Composite Brushpot

Lot 12: Heavy Chinese Wood-Like Composite Brushpot

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Description: Heavy Chinese Wood-Like Composite Brushpot Extremely heavy Chinese wood-like composite brushpot; cylindrical form with high relief design of various figures in a continuous landscape with pine and rockery; D: 6 1/2"

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Chinese Openwork Cloisonné Enamel Vase

Lot 13: Chinese Openwork Cloisonné Enamel Vase

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Description: Chinese Openwork Cloisonné Enamel Vase Chinese openwork cloisonné enamel vase; of bottle form with onion mouth and with allover floral designs; H: 10"

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Large De Capoli Polychromed Model of a Stallion

Lot 14: Large De Capoli Polychromed Model of a Stallion

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Description: Large De Capoli Polychromed Model of a Stallion Large De Capoli polychromed composition or plaster model of a stallion; rearing up on its back legs and with mouth open, leaves and grass at its feet; H: 24"

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Pair Japanese Gilt Iron Crouching Shi-shi

Lot 15: Pair Japanese Gilt Iron Crouching Shi-shi

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Description: Pair Japanese Gilt Iron Crouching Shi-shi Pair Japanese antique-style partial gilt iron Shi-shi; each crouching and baring its teeth (each heavily patinated and wear to each); L: 7" (each)

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Four Glass Vases & Carved Hardstone Censer

Lot 15A: Four Glass Vases & Carved Hardstone Censer

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Description: Four Glass Vases & Carved Hardstone Censer Group of 4 glass vases; each frosted with red overlay swirl and various shapes; together with a large archaistic carved hardstone tripod censer and cover, with 2 loose rings and various dragon designs (somewhat "calcified"); H: 10" (tallest)

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Tall Old New Guinea Carved Wood Figure

Lot 16: Tall Old New Guinea Carved Wood Figure

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Description: Tall Old New Guinea Carved Wood Figure Tall and old, New Guinea carved wood figure of a male; standing on a circular plinth and wearing a mask with beak-like nose (considerable wear and crack); H: 23"

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Two African Carved Wood Masks

Lot 17: Two African Carved Wood Masks

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Description: Two African Carved Wood Masks Two African carved wood masks; each stylized: the larger with various ornamentations (crack and old repair); the smaller with unusual coiffed hair; L: 17" (larger)

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Silver Plated Hot Beverage Dispenser

Lot 18: Silver Plated Hot Beverage Dispenser

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Description: Silver Plated Hot Beverage Dispenser Silver plated hot beverage dispenser; with scrolling foliage handles and legs (some wear), early 20th Century; H: 15 1/2"

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Massive Ivory-Like Composition Tusk

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Description: Massive Ivory-Like Composition Tusk Massive ivory-like composition tusk; with relief design to one side depicting the seven Gods of Good Fortune: each seated and holding their attributes, signed (broken and repaired); L: 42", wood stand

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Two Old Indian Betel Nut Cutters

Lot 20: Two Old Indian Betel Nut Cutters

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Description: Two Old Indian Betel Nut Cutters Two Indian horse-headed betel nut cutters: one with horse leg appendages; the other antique with metal inlay designs; L: 8 1/2" (larger)

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Antique Southeast Asian Terracotta Fragment

Lot 21: Antique Southeast Asian Terracotta Fragment

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Description: Antique Southeast Asian Terracotta Fragment Antique Southeast Asian moulded terracotta Buddhist plaque fragment; depicting elaborately dressed standing figures, one holding an object; H: 8", stand

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Antique Japanese Imari Porcelain Vase

Lot 22: Antique Japanese Imari Porcelain Vase

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Description: Antique Japanese Imari Porcelain Vase Antique Japanese Imari porcelain vase; of tapered ovoid form with allover floral designs (minor wear); H: 9 1/4", wood stand

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Antique Japanese Pottery Seated Figure

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Description: Antique Japanese Pottery Seated Figure Antique Japanese pottery, probably Bizen ware, bearded figure; seated and embracing a teapot, 2 seals, Circa 1900; L: 7"

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Unusual Pre-Columbian Pottery Vessel

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Description: Unusual Pre-Columbian Pottery Vessel Pre-Columbian pottery vessel; of squat circular form with unusual flanged center, probably West Coast Mexico; D: 8"

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Two Old African Wood Carvings

Lot 25: Two Old African Wood Carvings

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Description: Two Old African Wood Carvings Two old African carved wood pieces: small stool of somewhat ovoid form with birds in relief; and a footed mould or container with various circular cavities (usual wear); L: 20" (larger)

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Antique Burmese Lacquer Wedding Box

Lot 26: Antique Burmese Lacquer Wedding Box

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Description: Antique Burmese Lacquer Wedding Box Antique Burmese lacquer wedding box; rectangular with relief designs of scrolling foliage, praying figure to the front and back, dragon on the cover, with mirrored "jewels" (chips and wear); L: 12 3/4"

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Group of 3 Various Carved Stone Figures

Lot 27: Group of 3 Various Carved Stone Figures

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Description: Group of 3 Various Carved Stone Figures Group of 3 possibly Early Christian, carved stone figures: each standing in long robes, two bearded, and each carrying objects (extremely worn); H: 8" (tallest)

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Old Framed Chinese Sandalwood Fan

Lot 28: Old Framed Chinese Sandalwood Fan

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Description: Old Framed Chinese Sandalwood Fan Early 20th Century, Chinese sandalwood fan; with openwork foliate and circular motifs; L: 13", framed and with wood stand

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Oil Painting on Canvasboard by Marjorie Hecht

Lot 29: Oil Painting on Canvasboard by Marjorie Hecht

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Description: Oil Painting on Canvasboard by Marjorie Hecht Oil on canvasboard painting by Marjorie Hecht; depicting a girl playing piano as seen from the back, signed; 19 1/2" x 15 1/2", framed

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Suite of Various Mink Fur Accessories

Lot 30: Suite of Various Mink Fur Accessories

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Description: Suite of Various Mink Fur Accessories Suite of early 20th Century mink fur accessories, including: muff, collar, cuffs, and neck wrap; L: 12 1/2", with original silk bag and original box from Furs Yamaoka, Yokohama and Tokyo

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Group of 3 Antique Japanese Scrolls

Lot 31: Group of 3 Antique Japanese Scrolls

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Description: Group of 3 Antique Japanese Scrolls Group of three various antique Japanese scrolls: one depicting a small bird perched among dense flowering bushes on silk, signed Donshu(?) (toned, wear and stains to mounts); another on silk of a basket of clams and a flowering branch, signed (lightly toned, small repair to one edge, wear to mounts), bone scroll ends; together with orchid flowers and foliage on paper, signed; 53" x 12 1/2" (largest)

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Group of 6 Japanese Woodblock Prints

Lot 32: Group of 6 Japanese Woodblock Prints

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Description: Group of 6 Japanese Woodblock Prints Group of 6 various Japanese woodblock prints: ladies in interior, figure in colorful robes, diptych with kneeling figures, and 2 with standing figures (various flaws and all toned), all signed; 15 1/2" x 9 3/4" (largest)

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Three Chinese Figural Paper Scrolls

Lot 33: Three Chinese Figural Paper Scrolls

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Description: Three Chinese Figural Paper Scrolls Three Chinese ink and colors on paper scrolls: one depicting a bearded ethnic man seated and smoking a pipe; another of a beauty standing and holding a vessel, with a deer behind; the third of a seated bearded sage with a rat, inscription and seal mark to each; 39" x 20" (largest)

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Antique Chinese Famille Rose Buddha

Lot 34: Antique Chinese Famille Rose Buddha

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Description: Antique Chinese Famille Rose Buddha Antique Chinese Famille Rose porcelain Budai; seated in position of "Royal Ease" and holding a sack in one hand, beads in the other, Circa 1900, seal mark; H: 7", wood stand (minor wear, chip to stand)

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Korean Blue & White Porcelain Vase

Lot 35: Korean Blue & White Porcelain Vase

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Description: Korean Blue & White Porcelain Vase Korean Choson-style blue and white porcelain small vase; square bottle form with bamboo and floral motifs to each side (minor wear); H: 4"

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Antique Chinese Teapot & Warming Basket

Lot 36: Antique Chinese Teapot & Warming Basket

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Description: Antique Chinese Teapot & Warming Basket Antique Chinese porcelain tea pot; with design of a beauty and attendant in a garden and with calligraphy; with original embroidered silk warming basket and cover, of globular hexagonal form with florals (wear to silk), Circa 1900; L: 7 1/2"

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Chinese Carved White Beijing Glass Guanyin

Lot 37: Chinese Carved White Beijing Glass Guanyin

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Description: Chinese Carved White Beijing Glass Guanyin Chinese carved white Beijing glass figure of Guanyin, emulating white jade; standing in long robes and veil atop a pedestal and holding her overturned bottle in one hand, her other hand in mudra; H: 11"

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Antique Japanese Imari Porcelain Bowl

Lot 38: Antique Japanese Imari Porcelain Bowl

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Description: Antique Japanese Imari Porcelain Bowl Antique Japanese Imari porcelain bowl; of shallow circular form with design of colorful cranes in flight above a landscape, the exterior with cranes, pine and waves; D: 12 1/2"

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Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Brushpot

Lot 39: Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Brushpot

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Description: Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Brushpot Large Chinese, Qianlong-style blue and white porcelain brushpot: cylindrical with continuous landscape design with figures and dwellings among pine, seal mark; H: 8 3/4"

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Shadow Box Mounted Collection of Artifacts

Lot 40: Shadow Box Mounted Collection of Artifacts

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Description: Shadow Box Mounted Collection of Artifacts Shadow box mounted collection of fragmentary ancient artifacts in pottery, bronze, etc.; including some stone pieces from an ancient mosaic work; L: 26"

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Chinese Carved Sealstone Seal with Dragons

Lot 41: Chinese Carved Sealstone Seal with Dragons

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Description: Chinese Carved Sealstone Seal with Dragons Unusual Chinese carved sealstone seal; of rectangular form and surmounted by two intertwined writhing dragons contesting a pearl, with somewhat archaistic low relief banner-form designs, yellowish-russet color; H: 6"

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Old Japanese Satsuma Earthenware Vase

Lot 42: Old Japanese Satsuma Earthenware Vase

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Description: Old Japanese Satsuma Earthenware Vase Japanese early 20th Century, Satsuma glazed earthenware vase; of ovoid form with flared foot and with design of Arhats, dragon and Kannon, much use of gilt and bright enamels, signed; H: 10 1/4"

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Two Chinese/Southeast Asian Wood Carvings

Lot 43: Two Chinese/Southeast Asian Wood Carvings

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Description: Two Chinese/Southeast Asian Wood Carvings Two Chinese or Southeast Asian wood carvings: antique lacquered and parcel gilt seated model of crowned Guanyin with separately carved bottle (wear and flaws); together with a deity standing with one foot atop a tiger and carrying a teapot, inlaid eyes; H: 14" (taller)

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Chinese Miniature Silk Landscape Book

Lot 44: Chinese Miniature Silk Landscape Book

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Description: Chinese Miniature Silk Landscape Book Chinese miniature accordion book; comprised of ten double-paged landscape paintings on silk, each with seal mark, and some with inscriptions; wood cover; L: 4"

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2 Japanese Appliqué Items: Folding Mirror & Panel

Lot 45: 2 Japanese Appliqué Items: Folding Mirror & Panel

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Description: 2 Japanese Appliqué Items: Folding Mirror & Panel Two Japanese appliqué items: Early 20th Century folding mirror, one side with carved and appliqué polychrome shell and bone scene of barn yard fowl among flowers, the other side with mirror (chips); and an antique ivory appliqué wood panel, of naturalistic form with carved bone and ivory scene of two houses in a landscape with the full moon above, signed on ivory plaque (old crack and with old repair); L: 28" (larger)

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Pair Chinese jade-like glass bangle bracelets

Lot 46: Pair Chinese jade-like glass bangle bracelets

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Description: Pair Chinese jade-like glass bangle bracelets Pair Chinese glass bangle bracelets: each of thick, circular form and both imitating white jade; D: 3" (each)

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Two Antique Chinese Blue & White Porcelains

Lot 47: Two Antique Chinese Blue & White Porcelains

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Description: Two Antique Chinese Blue & White Porcelains Two antique Chinese blue and white porcelains: late 18th Century globular jar with "double happiness" characters and florals; and a circular dish with stylized florals, seal mark to dish (minor flaws); D: 5 3/4" (larger)

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Unusual Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Box

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Description: Unusual Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Box Very unusual, Chinese Ming-style blue and white porcelain box; of flattened circular form with phoenix and Buddhist floral motifs and with two inner sections: one "donut"-form for a necklace or hat, the other the cylindrical interior "donut hole" area with separate small cover and with calligraphy at the bottom, 6-character mark (chip to rim); D: 11 1/2"

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Chinese Archaistic Bronze Dragon Vase

Lot 49: Chinese Archaistic Bronze Dragon Vase

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Description: Chinese Archaistic Bronze Dragon Vase Early 20th Century, Chinese archaistic bronze vase; of baluster form with low and high relief dragon and phoenix around the body, qilin handles (handles loose); H: 8 1/4"

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