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Auction Description for Pacific Galleries: Art & Antiques: Asian Collection
Auction Description:
Art & Antiques: Asian Collection
Viewing Notes:
This auction session features a large collection of fine Asian decorative art and furniture, including many Japanese ivory netsuke figurines and rare Japanese theater masks from the 17th and 18th century. Japanese theater masks and other items in auction session two are from the collection of the Late Professor Charles Smith. He was a sculptor who collected them in Japan while studying bronze casting in Tokyo with Japanese artists on a Ford Foundation grant in 1963. He and his family lived there for a year and he developed an appreciation for Japanese art and culture. His collection includes both noh and bugaku masks which he displayed in his home for many years. Professor Smith taught sculpture and industrial design at the University of Washington for 50 years and his large metal sculptures are on display in public spaces around Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, as well as in many private collections. Please note, due to age, some of the masks are quite fragile, as described. They must be handled with care to avoid further lacquer loss. We will make every attempt to pack and ship them with utmost care, but on some of the masks, the lacquer will flake off very easily with handling.

Art & Antiques: Asian Collection

(245 Lots)

by Pacific Galleries

Platinum House

245 lots with images

January 11, 2010

Live Auction

241 South Lander Street

Seattle, WA, 98134 USA

Phone: 206-441-9990

Fax: 206.448.9677

Email: pacificgalleries@pacgal.com

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CHINESE CLOISONNE EWER

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Description: CHINESE CLOISONNE EWER - Has brass handle and spout - Unknown maker - Made of percelain with brass and enamel cloisonne - First half of the 20th century - 9''H x 6.5'' x 2.5''

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CHINESE CARVED WOOD FIGURE

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Description: CHINESE CARVED WOOD FIGURE - God of longevity on a stand - Slight surface marring, as seen - 20th century - 14''H

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PAIR CHINESE CARVED FU DOGS

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Description: PAIR CHINESE CARVED SOAPSTONE FU DOGS - Condition good; some small chips to base - 20th century - 6.5''H x 2.5'' x 3''

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AFRICAN CARVED FIGURINE

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Description: AFRICAN CARVED WOOD FIGURE WITH CHILD - Unknown artist - Elongated for, carved in wood - 20th century - 22.5''H

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CHINESE CARVED IRONWOOD WALL HANGING

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Description: CHINESE CARVED WALL MOUNT - Carving in ironwood depicts face of warlord or god, with headress and beard - Unmarked - Has inset shell eyes with black stone iris - Condition good; teeth may be broken on side figures - 20th century - 10''H x 8.75'' x 5.5''

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CHINESE CARVED WALL HANGING

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Description: CHINESE CARVED WALL MOUNT - Carving in ironwood depicts face of courtesan or goddess - Unmarked - Has inset shell eyes with black stone iris - Condition good; one tooth broken off side figure - 20th century - 11''H x 9'' x 6''

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CHINESE POTTERY GARDEN SEAT

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Description: CHINESE POTTERY GARDEN SEAT - One of two, in blue and white pottery - Blue dragons decorate the circumference - Maker unknown - Excellent condition - 20th century - 16''H x 10'' diameter maximum

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CHINESE POTTERY GARDEN SEAT

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Description: CHINESE POTTERY GARDEN SEAT - Second of two, in blue and white pottery - Blue dragons decorate the circumference - Maker unknown - Excellent condition - 20th century - 16''H x 10'' diameter maximum

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ASIAN PORCELAIN DISHES

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Description: ASIAN PORCELAIN DISHES - Japanese Kutani cup and saucer (saucer marked on bottom) with landscape design and flower petals in golds and pale blue - Chinese plate with Kang Hsi mark; raised enamel work, landscape design in blue and white - Kutani has small chip to cup rim; Chinese plate in fair condition with chips to outer edge and glaze imperfections, as seen - Kutani, first half 20th century; plate of unknown age - Cup & saucer 3.75'' x 5.5'' diam. - Plate 8.25'' diam.

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PAIR CHINESE CLOISONNE VASES

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Description: PAIR CHINESE CLOISONNE VASES - Marked with strike on bottom - Cobalt blue, overall small floral design on bulbous vase with long neck - Enamel n brass - Excellent condition - First haldf of the 20th century - 9.5''H x 4.5''W

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JAPANESE NESTING TABLES

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Description: JAPANESE NESTING TABLES - Black, with silver leaf inlaid bird and bamboo design - Faux tortoise shell edge banding - c.1925 - 21'' x 26'' x 14''

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ASIAN ETAGERE

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Description: ASIAN ETAGERE - Faux bamboo motif, pierced crest and apron - c.1900 - 72'' x 38'' x 15''

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STEP SIDE TABLE

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Description: ASIAN STYLE STEPPED SIDE TABLE - Features stylized grapevine aprons - Condition good, with some fading - c.1940 - 26''H x 12'' x 28''

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FOUR PANEL ASIAN SCREEN

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Description: FOUR-PANEL ASIAN SCREEN - Black lacquer with incised pseudo-religious mythic decorations backed with trappings of pagentry - Condition good - Mid 20th century - 72''H x 75''

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Two Asian armchairs

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Description: Two Asian armchairs with carved stiles and a footstool

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CARPET: HANDWOVEN GABBEH

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Description: CARPET: HANDWOVEN WOOL GABBEH (Turkey) - Unusually highly decorated for this type rug - Red with multiple star design, geometric border - Mid 20th century - 4'3'' x 6'

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CARPET: HANDWOVEN MESHAD (Persian)

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Description: CARPET: HANDWOVEN MESHAD (Persian) - Wool on a cotton warp - Red with navy and cream central floral medallion, foliate and palmette border - Mid 20th century - 8' x 11'

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CARPET: HANDWOVEN PERSIAN

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Description: CARPET: HANDWOVEN WOOL PERSIAN HERIZ - Red ground with floral mahi design and stylized foliate border - Fading commensurate with age - Mid 20th century - 5'2'' x 9'10'' (214-131)

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CARPET: HANDWOVEN SHIRAZ

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Description: CARPET: HANDWOVEN SHIRAZ (Persian) - Wool carpet has red field with large central rhomboid medallion, floral border - Mid 20th century - 5'7'' x 8'2''

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CARPET: HANDWOVEN ARDEBIL

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Description: CARPET: HANDWOVEN ARDEBIL (Persian) - Wool on a cotton warp - Black with central medallion over Mahi motif, floral border - Condition good; some sun fading - Mid 20th century - 2' x 3'4''

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JAPANESE THEATER MASK

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Description: JAPANESE THEATER MASK - Prince Tokugawa Collection: Hassen Men Bugaku mask - Lacquer over wood - Brass bell in nose, bristle eyebrows - One of six (''Piece 6, Box 1''), other masks and storage box to be auctioned separately - Some lacquer loss, as seen - 18th century - 8.5'' x 6.5'' x 4''

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JAPANESE THEATER MASK

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Description: JAPANESE THEATER MASK - Prince Tokugawa Collection: Hassen Men Bugaku mask - Lacquer over wood - Brass bell in nose, bristle eyebrows - Two of six (''Piece 7, Box 1''), other masks and storage box to be auctioned separately - Some lacquer loss, as seen - 18th century - 8.5'' x 6.5'' x 4''

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JAPANESE THEATER MASK

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Description: JAPANESE THEATER MASK - Prince Tokugawa Collection: Hassen Men Bugaku mask - Lacquer over wood - Brass bell in nose, bristle eyebrows - Three of six (''Piece 4, Box 1''), other masks and storage box to be auctioned separately - Some lacquer loss, as seen - 18th century - 8.5'' x 6.5'' x 4''

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JAPANESE THEATER MASK

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Description: JAPANESE THEATER MASK - Prince Tokugawa Collection: Hassen Men Bugaku mask - Lacquer over wood - Brass bell in nose, bristle eyebrows - Four of six (''Piece 2, Box 1''), other masks and storage box to be auctioned separately - Some lacquer loss, as seen - 18th century - 8.5'' x 6.5'' x 4''

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JAPANESE THEATER MASK

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Description: JAPANESE THEATER MASK - Prince Tokugawa Collection: Hassen Men Bugaku mask - Lacquer over wood - Brass bell in nose, bristle eyebrows - Five of six (''Piece 3, Box 1''), other masks and storage box to be auctioned separately - Some lacquer loss, as seen; brass bell has become detached from nose - 18th century - 8.5'' x 6.5'' x 4''

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JAPANESE THEATER MASK

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Description: JAPANESE THEATER MASK - Prince Tokugawa Collection: Hassen Men Bugaku mask - Lacquer over wood - Brass bell in nose, bristle eyebrows - Six of six (''Piece 1, Box 1''), other masks and storage box to be auctioned separately - Some lacquer loss, as seen - 18th century - 8.5'' x 6.5'' x 4''

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JAPANESE WOOD BOX

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Description: JAPANESE WOOD STORAGE BOX - "Box #84," stores four Kotoku-Raku Bugaku masks - Marked with Japanese characters - Peg construction (with some wooden nail reinforcement), cord-tie closures, lidded - Two compartments hold two masks each - 12.5" x 13.5" x 18"

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JAPANESE THEATER MASK

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Description: JAPANESE THEATER MASK - Prince Tokugawa Collection: Chi-Kyu Bugaku mask - ID tag notes ''Piece 50, Box 17'' - Lacquer over wood - Comes with lidded and marked storage box - Some lacquer loss, as seen - 18th century - 9'' x 7'' x 6.5''

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JAPANESE THEATER MASK

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Description: JAPANESE THEATER MASK - Prince Tokugawa Collection: Nukigashira Bugaku mask - Signed ''Deme. Yusui'' inside of mask - Lacquer over wood, string hair - ID tag notes ''Piece 46, Box 13'' - Lacquer loss, as seen - Per attached ID tag, ''13th year Horeki Period'' - 11.25'' x 8'' x 9''

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JAPANESE THEATER MASK

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Description: JAPANESE THEATER MASK - With gold-rimmed eyes, brownish coloration and red accents - Likely a demon - Made of lacquer over wood with intact cloth matting inside - Marked with Japanese characters on inside paper strip - Some rub wear on exterior face - 18th-19th century - 10''H x 7.5'' x 6''

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IVORY JAPANESE NETSUKE

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Description: IVORY JAPANESE NETSUKE - Signed, artist unknown - Crouching dog - Condition excellent - 1'' x .75''

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IVORY JAPANESE NETSUKE

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Description: IVORY JAPANESE NETSUKE - Signed, artist unknown - Dog with pup - Condition excellent - 1'' x 1.5''

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IVORY JAPANESE NETSUKE

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Description: IVORY JAPANESE NETSUKE - Signed, artist unknown - Left facing dog with pup - Condition excellent - 1'' x 1''

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IVORY JAPANESE NETSUKE

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Description: IVORY JAPANESE NETSUKE - Marked - Rooster sitting on a dog - Condition excellent - 1.5'' x 1.25'' x .25

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IVORY JAPANESE NETSUKE

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Description: IVORY JAPANESE NETSUKE - Signed on bottom - Frog on lily pad - Condition excellent - .75'' x 2.5'' x 1.5''

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JAPANESE THEATER MASK

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Description: JAPANESE THEATER MASK - Carved lacquer-over-wood mask with articulated jaw - Overall dark brown mask likely that of Skiwajo ''wrinkled old man'' - Unmarked - Hair tufts for hair, eyebrows, moustache and goatee - Lacquer loss, as seen; hair tuft missing from moustache - 18th-19th century - 7''H x 5.75'' x 3.75''

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JAPANESE THEATER MASK

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Description: JAPANESE THEATER MASK - Enamel over wood - Possibly a nun or old woman with a pursed mouth and contemplative expression - Some enamel loss, as seen - 18th or 19th century - 8.5'' x 5.5'' x 4.25''

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JAPANESE CARVED WOOD MASK

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Description: JAPANESE CARVED WOOD THEATER MASK - Likely Yase Otoko ''Emaciated man'' mask, used for ''restless spirit of wronged man'' - Clay-yellow-brown color lacquer over wood - Marked inside mask with Japanese characters - Lacquer loss, as seen; one chip included with lot, for use in restoration - 18th-19th century - 8''H x 6.75'' x 4.25''

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CARVED WOOD MASK

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Description: CARVED WOOD MASK - Unknown origin - Only opening in mask is slits above eyebrows - Paint faded, finish scuffed - Undetermined age - 7.25'' x 5.75'' x 4''

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JAPANESE CARVED WOOD MASK

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Description: JAPANESE CARVED WOOD THEATER MASK - Likely that of an old woman (''Komachi Rojo'' or ''Uba'') - Grayish-yellow lacquer over wood, typical color for a very old woman's skin - Minor lacquer loss - 18th-19th century - 8.25''H x 5.75'' x 4''

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CHINESE PORCELAIN CHARGER

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Description: CHINESE PORCELAIN CHARGER - Scalloped edge, Chinese characters on bottom - Pale blue and white with bamboo and cherry blossom design - Some flaw marks in glaze - Age undetermined - 16.75'' diam.

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JAPANESE RICE PAPER SCROLL

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Description: JAPANESE RICE PAPER SCROLL - Mountain landscape

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JAPANESE SILK TAPESTRY

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Description: FRAMED CHINESE SILK TAPESTRY - Embroidery on silk, picturing children - Unsigned - Condition good - Mid 20th century - 26'' x 13''

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JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT

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Description: JAPANESE WOODBLOCK ON PAPER - Marked with artist's seal - House with a tree - Mid 20th century - 13'' x 9'', 19'' x 15.5'' framed

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KAORU KAWANO OBAN WOODBLOCK

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Description: KAORU KAWANO (1916-1965, Japan) OBAN WOODBLOCK ON PAPER - Depicts girl with woodpeckers - Mid 20th century - 15'' x 9.25''

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KOZO INOUE SERIGRAPH

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Description: KOZO INOUE (1937, Japan) SERIGRAPH - Titled ''November,'' depicts leaves in red - Signed and framed; numbered 117/134 - Late 20th century - 7.5'' x 11.5''

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JAPANESE SCROLL

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Description: JAPANESE SCROLL - Watercolor on paper mounted on fabric - Depicts bee and bright flower - Mid 20th century - 19'' x 72''

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JAPANESE PAINTING ON FABRIC

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Description: JAPANESE PAINTING ON WOVEN FABRIC - Marked with artist's seal - Design in brown tones - Late 20th century - 17.75'' x 17.75''

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CHINESE WATERCOLOR ON PAPER

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Description: CHINESE WATERCOLOR ON PAPER - Signed, depicts men feeding animals - Late 20th century - 14'' x 20''

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HOKUSAI SIX WOODBLOCK PRINTS

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Description: KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1960-1849, Japan) SIX WOODBLOCK PRINTS - Set of six from the ''36 Views of Mount Fuji'' series - Imprinted with artist seal - Unframed woodblock prints on paper - 20th century, later production - 7.5'' x 11.5''

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