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Auction Description for I.M. Chait: Asian & international Fine Arts Auction
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Fine Japanese antiques including: ivories, netsuke, cloisonné, samurai swords, ceramics and pair massive Satsuma jars from a Beverly Hills Estate ; Antique Chinese porcelains including: Imperial Ming and Qing, many mark and of the period; together with Buddhist bronzes, Chinese lacquer, carved jades and large fine color jadeites from 2 Important East Coast Collections; Important antique Chinese 12 panel silk screen, attributed to the court painter Gu Jianlong, from a Southern California Estate and reputed to have originally come from the British Embassy in Beijing; Fine Chinese and African ivory carvings; together with Chinese export silver from a Thousand Oaks Estate and a Northern California Collection; Continental oil paintings including: Edouard Cortes from a German Collection and John Callow from a Century City Residence; Diamond and colored stone jewelry; together with jadeite jewelry from several local Collections; Chinese hardwood furniture including: zitan and huanghuali; together with scroll paintings from a Santa Monica Estate;
Sale Notes:
Beverly Hills Preview: November 13 - 17, 11am - 5pm or by appointment.

Asian & international Fine Arts Auction (398 Lots)

by I.M. Chait


398 lots with images

November 18, 2012

Live Auction

Beverly Hills, CA, USA

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ANTIQUE AGATE NETSUKE: Mushrooms

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Description: ANTIQUE AGATE NETSUKE: Mushrooms 瑪瑙根付 Highly unusual and finely polished, antique carved carnelian agate netsuke, in the form of a group of mushrooms, late 19th Century, unsigned; Provenance: De-accessioned from L.A. County Museum in the 60's

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ANTIQUE STAG ANTLER NETSUKE: Toad

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Description: ANTIQUE STAG ANTLER NETSUKE: Toad 日式根付 Unusual, antique carved stag antler netsuke; of a toad seated on a folded lotus pod, late 18th/early 19th Century, unsigned

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FINE ANTIQUE WOOD NETSUKE: Abalone

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Description: FINE ANTIQUE WOOD NETSUKE: Abalone 木製根付 Very realistic and finely carved, antique wood netsuke; of an abalone shell, signed, 19th Century; Provenance: De-accessioned from L.A. County Museum in the 60's

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AMUSING BRONZE NETSUKE: Monkey

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Description: AMUSING BRONZE NETSUKE: Monkey 銅根付 Amusing bronze netsuke; of a seated monkey cleaning himself, signed; Provenance: De-accessioned from L.A. County Museum in the 60's

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CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Oni in Tub

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Description: CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Oni in Tub 象牙根付 Amusing and well detailed, carved ivory netsuke; of an oni with a beard washing his back in a tub, inlaid eyes, signed; Provenance: De-accessioned from L.A. County Museum in the 60's

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CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Water Buffalo

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Description: CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Water Buffalo 象牙根付 Well carved and attractively patinated, ivory netsuke; of a recumbent water buffalo with inlaid eyes, early 19th Century, unsigned; Provenance: De-accessioned from L.A. County Museum in the 60's

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Rodents & Rice Bale

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Rodents & Rice Bale 象牙根付 Finely detailed, antique carved ivory netsuke: of two rodents sitting atop a rice bale, with a third rodent peeking his moveable head through a hole in the bale; with inlaid eyes to one, signed in oval reserve, late 19th Century

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Three Rodents

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Three Rodents 象牙根付 Charming and antique, carved ivory netsuke; of three rodents: two dancing together, with a smaller one looking on, signed

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Ball of Rodents

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Ball of Rodents Finely patinated, antique carved ivory netsuke; of a ball of intertwined rodents, with inlaid eyes, signed Tomochika; late 18th/early 19th Century

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UNUSUAL IVORY NETSUKE: Wolf & Skeleton

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Description: UNUSUAL IVORY NETSUKE: Wolf & Skeleton 象牙根付 Highly unusual and somewhat amusing, carved ivory netsuke; of a wolf "dancing" with a skeleton, showing good texture detailing to the wolf's fur; signed

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Sennin & Branch

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Sennin & Branch 象牙根付 Antique carved ivory netsuke; of a standing bearded Sennin holding a branch with large peaches, showing fine patina, 18th Century, unsigned

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CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Leaping Rabbit

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Description: CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Leaping Rabbit 象牙根付 Charming and amusing, carved ivory netsuke; of a leaping rabbit, showing fine patination and staining; with inlaid eye, signed in oval reserve

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Quail & Millet

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Quail & Millet 象牙根付 Very realistically detailed and finely stained, antique ivory netsuke; of a quail seated on a bed of millet; unsigned, late 19th Century

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Shi-Shi Seals

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Shi-Shi Seals 象牙根付 Finely carved and antique, ivory netsuke group: with a recumbent Shi-shi sprawled on a platform; and with two "seals": one surmounted by an elephant, showing fine patina overall, early 20th Century; unsigned; Provenance: De-accessioned from L.A. County Museum in the 60's

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RARE HORNBILL NETSUKE: Zodiac Animals

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Description: RARE HORNBILL NETSUKE: Zodiac Animals 犀鳥骨根付 Rare and very elaborately carved, hornbill netsuke: finely detailed with openwork design of the twelve zodiac animals, all of them clamoring around the buffalo; with some red sheath showing to one side, signed

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Fish & Waves

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Fish & Waves 象牙根付 Unusual and finely detailed, antique ivory netsuke; of a fish swimming through waves, with inlaid eyes, signed, 19th Century; Provenance: De-accessioned from L.A. County Museum in the 60's

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Woman & Fish

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Woman & Fish 象牙根付 Very unusual and well detailed, antique carved and parcel-stained ivory netsuke: of woman holding on to a huge fish with serrated teeth; and with inlaid eyes; signed, late 19th Century; Provenance: De-accessioned from L.A. County Museum in the 60's

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Figures & Rock

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Figures & Rock 象牙根付 Very unusual and antique, carved ivory netsuke; of figures near a huge rock: one riding on a boar, with a monkey climbing up the side; unsigned, late 18th/early 19th Century; collection number to base; Provenance: De-accessioned from L.A. County Museum in the 60's

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Sage & Karako

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Sage & Karako 象牙根付 Well carved and antique, ivory netsuke; of a bearded sage with staff sitting next to a karako with fan; unsigned, 19th Century; with collection number near the himotoshi; Provenance: De-accessioned from L.A. County Museum in the 60's

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CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Foreigner & Child

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Description: CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Foreigner & Child 象牙根付 Finely carved and well patinated, ivory sashi-type netsuke; of a foreigner with child climbing on his back , and holding a horn, unsigned

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Foreigner & Fan

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Foreigner & Fan 象牙根付 Somewhat amusing, antique carved ivory netsuke; of a seated foreigner figure with hat and holding a leaf fan, finely patinated; 18th Century, unsigned

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Four Figures

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Four Figures 象牙人物根付 Very elaborately carved, antique ivory netsuke group; of four figures: two with hoes, one with fan, and another seated with arms crossed; signed, late 19th Century

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Figural group

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Figural group 象牙人物根付 Very elaborately openwork carved, antique ivory netsuke group; of an equestrian and two figures standing within a large samurai stirrup; signed, Circa 1900

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Figure & Ball

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Figure & Ball 象牙根付 Finely detailed and lightly stained, antique ivory netsuke: of a seated figure pushing a large openwork ball with a seal on the bottom; showing very fine patina, signed in rectangular reserve, 19th Century

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Rat Catcher

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Rat Catcher 象牙根付 Antique carved ivory netsuke: of a kneeling rat catcher holding a box, a rodent perched on his shoulder; with good scrimmed detailing; signed in oval reserve, late 19th Century

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Shoki & 3 Oni

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Shoki & 3 Oni 象牙根付 Very elaborately carved, antique ivory netsuke; of Shoki wrestling with three oni, his sword on his back; signed, 19th Century

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Man with Scroll

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Man with Scroll 象牙根付 Antique carved ivory netsuke; of a man holding a large unfurled scroll: with gold or gilt copper ends to the scroll, and showing good detailing; unsigned, early 19th Century; with collector's number

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Fukurokuju & Deer

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Fukurokuju & Deer 象牙根付 Charming and antique, carved ivory netsuke group; of Fukurokuju holding the horn of a huge reindeer, showing fine patina; unsigned, late 18th Century

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10 ANTIQUE IVORY MINIATURE NOH MASKS

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Description: 10 ANTIQUE IVORY MINIATURE NOH MASKS 象牙小面具 十件 Collection of ten, very realistically carved, antique Japanese ivory miniature masks: each with varied expressions of different Noh theatre characters, 19th Century; H: 1 7/8" - 2" (all approx.)

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Seven Masks

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Seven Masks 象牙面具根付 Antique manju-type ivory netsuke; carved as a group of seven masks, with some polychromed detailing, signed; collection number on interior Provenance: De-accessioned from L.A. County Museum in the 60's

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THREE CARVED WOOD MASK NETSUKE

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Description: THREE CARVED WOOD MASK NETSUKE 木製面具根付 三件 Group of three, very realistically detailed, carved wood mask netsuke; each of a different theater character, each signed Provenance: De-accessioned from L.A. County Museum in the 60's

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ANTIQUE WOOD NETSUKE: Shi-shi & Ball

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Description: ANTIQUE WOOD NETSUKE: Shi-shi & Ball 木製根付 Finely carved, antique wood netsuke: of a seated Shi-shi with ball; with inlaid eyes and a loose ball inside its mouth; signed, 19th Century

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CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Flying Bat

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Description: CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Flying Bat 木製根付 Highly realistically carved, wood netsuke; of a flying bat with wings widely spread and with inlaid eyes, signed

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TWO ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE

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Description: TWO ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE 木製根付 兩件 Two unusual and antique, carved wood netsuke: of cicada form; and of a group of flattened mushrooms; both 19th Century and both unsigned; Provenance: De-accessioned from L.A. County Museum in the 60's

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ANTIQUE WOOD NETSUKE: Woven Basket

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Description: ANTIQUE WOOD NETSUKE: Woven Basket 木製根付 Highly unusual and antique, carved wood netsuke: in the form of a cylindrical "woven" basket with a silver bowl as the top, and with silver single himotoshi for the cord; 19th Century, unsigned

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ANTIQUE WOOD NETSUKE: Wolf with Skull

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Description: ANTIQUE WOOD NETSUKE: Wolf with Skull 木製根付 Antique carved wood netsuke; of an emaciated wolf with a skull, set with double inlaid eyes; 19th Century, unsigned

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ANTIQUE WOOD NETSUKE: Water Buffalo

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Description: ANTIQUE WOOD NETSUKE: Water Buffalo 木製根付 Well carved and antique wood netsuke; of a recumbent water buffalo with double inlaid eyes; signed, late 18th/early 19th Century

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ANTIQUE WOOD NETSUKE: Figural Seal

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Description: ANTIQUE WOOD NETSUKE: Figural Seal 木製根付 Very unusual, antique carved wood netsuke; of a figure crouching atop a tall base of swirling waves, also doubling as a seal; late 18th/early 19th Century, unsigned

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ANTIQUE WOOD SHUNGA NETSUKE: Box

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Description: ANTIQUE WOOD SHUNGA NETSUKE: Box 木製根付 Very unusual, antique box form, manju-type wood netsuke; with carved flowering branch to the top: the interior with separate miniature mask and shunga design to back, the bottom of the box with graphic polychromed shunga depiction; late 19th Century, unsigned

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ANTIQUE WOOD & IVORY SHUNGA NETSUKE

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Description: ANTIQUE WOOD & IVORY SHUNGA NETSUKE 木製嵌象牙根付 Highly unusual, antique carved wood and ivory shunga netsuke: formed as a boat, set with ivory bird and paddle; the interior opening to reveal a highly graphic erotic scene; signed on the interior, Circa 1900

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Chrysanthemum

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Chrysanthemum 象牙根付 Unusual and antique, carved ivory manju-type netsuke: of a highly realistic chrysanthemum blossom with a hollowed center; signed, late 19th Century Provenance: De-accessioned from L.A. County Museum in the 60's

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SMALL ANTIQUE IVORY MANJU NETSUKE

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Description: SMALL ANTIQUE IVORY MANJU NETSUKE 象牙饅頭根付 Antique ivory manju netsuke; of somewhat diminutive size, with design of gold lacquer blossoms, late 19th Century; unsigned; Provenance: De-accessioned from L.A. County Museum in the 60's

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ANTIQUE LACQUERED IVORY MANJU

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Description: ANTIQUE LACQUERED IVORY MANJU 象牙加漆饅頭根付 Charming and antique, ivory manju netsuke; with design of wheat in gold lacquer, signed in gold lacquer Naomitsu(?); late 19th Century

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ANTIQUE IVORY KAGAMIBUTA MANJU

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY KAGAMIBUTA MANJU 象牙金屬根付 Highly unusual, antique ivory mounted kagamibuta manju netsuke: with silvered soft metal plaque of a deity or scribe seated holding a brush; the ivory bowl/mount carved in conforming shape; signed, 19th Century

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CARVED IVORY SASHI NETSUKE: Octopus

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Description: CARVED IVORY SASHI NETSUKE: Octopus 象牙根付 Very finely carved ivory sashi-form netsuke: of an octopus wearing a head band, with inlaid eyes and with elongated tentacles; signed, inlaid eyes

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ANTIQUE IVORY SASHI NETSUKE: Figure

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY SASHI NETSUKE: Figure 象牙人物根付 Antique carved ivory sashi-form netsuke: of a bearded figure, possibly a Gama Sennin: holding a staff and a toad; finely patinated, unsigned

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ANTIQUE CARVED ANTLER PIPE CASE

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED ANTLER PIPE CASE 日式雕松下石獅子煙管盒 Antique carved stag antler pipe case; with well executed design of a Shi-shi and tree in slight relief; signed, 19th Century; L: 7 7/8"

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ANTIQUE TOBACCO POUCH SUITE

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Description: ANTIQUE TOBACCO POUCH SUITE 日本煙草包及根付 Antique Japanese tobacco pouch set: cloth pouch (tabako-ire) with metal work clasp of Daikoku; with typical metal elements and with antique manju netsuke depicting a karako, signed; L: 5 7/8" (pouch)

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ANTIQUE TOBACCO BOX SUITE

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Description: ANTIQUE TOBACCO BOX SUITE 木製日本煙草盒及根付 Unusual and amusing, antique Japanese carved wood tobacco box: with design of Okame, with a whisk and signed on reverse; elaborately carved ojime, 19th Century; and with 18th Century wood netsuke carved in the form of eggplant, unsigned; L: 3"(box)

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TWO ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY OKIMONO

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Description: TWO ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY OKIMONO 日式象牙擺件 兩件 Two very finely carved, antique Japanese ivory okimono: finely patinated figure carrying a huge bundle, with an inro to the back of his belt, signed; together with an amusing group of a monkey and tengu fighting; both late 19th Century; H: 3" (taller), one wood stand and one lucite stand

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