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Auction Description for Altair Auctions: Asian Fine Art and Antiques, Day 1

Asian Fine Art and Antiques, Day 1

by Altair Auctions


560 lots with images

December 15, 2012

Live Auction

151 Carnegie Row

Norwood, MA, 02062 USA

Phone: 781-349-8388

Fax: 781-349-8327

Email: info@altair-auctions.com

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Chinese Jade Lion

Lot 51: Chinese Jade Lion

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Description: China, Ming Period, carved jade lion in a sleeping position, the lion's face and fur are detailed with some textural incised lines. Height 2 3/4 in.

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Chinese Jade Foo Dog

Lot 52: Chinese Jade Foo Dog

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Description: China, Late 19th C., a detailed carved jade foo dog. Height 2 1/4 in.

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Chinese Jade Boulder

Lot 53: Chinese Jade Boulder

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Description: China, 19th C., carved jade boulder with a female figure, and a rosewood stand, the figure has intricately carved flowing robes, and carries a lantern suspended from a pole. Height 5 1/2 in.

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Chinese Jade Bird

Lot 54: Chinese Jade Bird

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Description: China, Early 20th C., jade carved bird with detailed feathers and face. Height 3 1/4 in., Length 4 in.

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Chinese Jade Carved Ornament

Lot 55: Chinese Jade Carved Ornament

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Description: China, jade carved ornament of recumbent dragon motif. Width 3 3/4 in., Height 2 1/2 in., Diameter 1/8 in.

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Chinese Jade Pebble

Lot 56: Chinese Jade Pebble

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Description: China, 19th C., smooth uncarved jade pebble. Height 2 1/2 in.

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Chinese Lokapala Guardians

Lot 57: Chinese Lokapala Guardians

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Description: China, 19th C., a pair of Lokapala guardians, Tang Dynasty style, carved Shousan stone guardian figures, each standing in a threatening posture with a fierce expression and clenched fist, wearing a flaring armor and celestial scarf. Height 23 1/5 in. Provenance: Private collection from California.

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Chinese Jade Figure

Lot 58: Chinese Jade Figure

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Description: China, 20th C., carved jade lady dancing figure. Length 3 1/2 in.

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Chinese Jade Cane Handle

Lot 59: Chinese Jade Cane Handle

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Description: China, 19th C., carved jade cane handle in the form of a dragon and a phoenix, underside of the cane features some inscriptions. Length 6 in.

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Chinese Carved Lapis Mythical Animal and Foo Lions

Lot 60: Chinese Carved Lapis Mythical Animal and Foo Lions

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Description: China, 18th C., carved lapis lazuli mythical animal with cloisonne foo lions, Qianlong mark on both base and animal. Height 8 in., Width 6 in.

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Chinese Jade Vase

Lot 61: Chinese Jade Vase

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Description: China, 20th C., carved jade vase with cover, carved chi dragons ad handles and finials, with carved hardwood stand. Height 6 3/4 in., Width 4 in.

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Two Chinese Jade Ornaments

Lot 62: Two Chinese Jade Ornaments

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Description: China, 19th C., two carved jade ornaments. Height 3 1/2 in.

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Chinese Agate Ornament

Lot 63: Chinese Agate Ornament

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Description: China, Early 20th C., carved agate plant with a rosewood stand. Height 8 1/2 in.

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Chinese Jade Bird

Lot 64: Chinese Jade Bird

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Description: China, 20th C., jade piece in the form of two birds sitting on a tree branch. Height 11 1/2 in., Width 7 in.

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Chinese Jade Ornament

Lot 65: Chinese Jade Ornament

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Description: China, Late 19th C., jade ornament carved to resemble a lion or foo dog. Length 2 1/4 in.

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Chinese Dragon Jade Seal

Lot 66: Chinese Dragon Jade Seal

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Description: China, 20th C., jade dragon seal. Width 3 in., Length 3 1/4 in., Height 1 3/4 in.

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Chinese Famille Noir Plate

Lot 67: Chinese Famille Noir Plate

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Description: China, Early 20th C., a large and magnificent Famille Noir plate with colorful birds and flowers, Qianlong mark on base. Diameter 24 in., Height 4 in.

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Chinese Blue and White Jar With Copper Red Fish

Lot 68: Chinese Blue and White Jar With Copper Red Fish

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Description: China, 19th C., large blue and white jar with cover, painted with sea weeds in blue, and fish in copper red, Wanli mark on base. Height 17 in., Width 14 in.

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Chinese Brown Glazed Wine Jar

Lot 69: Chinese Brown Glazed Wine Jar

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Description: China, Ming period, brown glazed wine jar. Height 21 in., Width 13 in.

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Chinese Tang Style Jar

Lot 70: Chinese Tang Style Jar

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Description: China, Tang-style jar with a yellow glaze, stippled with brown and green dots. Width 5 in., Height 4 1/2 in.

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Chinese Yuan Dynasty Wine Jar

Lot 71: Chinese Yuan Dynasty Wine Jar

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Description: China, Yuan Dynasy, white glazed wine jar with handle. Height 6 1/2 in.

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Chinese Blue Water Coup

Lot 72: Chinese Blue Water Coup

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Description: China, 19th C., light blue water coup with a double ring mark on base. Height 4 in.

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Chinese Tea Dust Glazed Brush Washer

Lot 73: Chinese Tea Dust Glazed Brush Washer

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Description: China, 18th/19th C., very rare square tea dust glazed brush washer with gilt archaic patterns, Qianlong mark on base but not legible due to wearing. Height 2 1/2 in., Width 5 1/2 in., Length 5 1/2 in.

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Chinese Famille Rose Double Handle Vase

Lot 74: Chinese Famille Rose Double Handle Vase

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Description: China, 19th C., tall neck vase with a pair loop handles, painted with landscape and pavilions, Qianlong mark on base. Height 11 3/4 in. Provenance: from a private San Francisco, California estate.

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Chinese Blue Glazed Square Vase

Lot 75: Chinese Blue Glazed Square Vase

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Description: China, 19th C., the square is in the form of a cong with molded two elephant heads as handles, Guangxu mark on base. Height 11 3/4 in., Width 6 3/4 in.

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Japanese Antique Crackle Glaze Jar

Lot 76: Japanese Antique Crackle Glaze Jar

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Description: Japan, 13th C., antique and very rare crackle glaze jar, rim repair done with 24kt gold. Height 6 1/2 in., Width 6 in.

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Chinese Sancai Tripod Censer

Lot 77: Chinese Sancai Tripod Censer

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Description: China, 18/19th C., Sancai tripod censer, decorated with two phoenix in gold flying through scrolling lotus flowers, copper red background with two raised handles, Ming Jiajin mark on rim. Height 10 1/2 in., Diameter 6 3/4 in.

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Chinese Lungquan Vase

Lot 78: Chinese Lungquan Vase

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Description: China, 17/18th C., Lungquan vase, bottle form with a bamboo-shaped long neck, two mask handles. Height 7 1/2 in.

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Chinese Blue and White Gourd Vase

Lot 79: Chinese Blue and White Gourd Vase

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Description: China, Ming period, blue and white gourd vase, decorated with dragons amidst clouds. Height 10 1/2 in., Width 7 in.

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Chinese Yuan Dynasty Vase

Lot 80: Chinese Yuan Dynasty Vase

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Description: China, Yuan Dynasty, very rare Jun ware vase, in the form of Yuhuchunping, with a base and flared mouth, two handles. Height 8 3/4 in., Width 4 in.

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Chinese Black Glazed Jar

Lot 81: Chinese Black Glazed Jar

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Description: China, Song Dynasty, black glazed jar, in a watermelon shape, unglazed base and rim. Height 8 1/4 in.

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Chinese French Ormolu Mounted Celadon Vase

Lot 82: Chinese French Ormolu Mounted Celadon Vase

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Description: China, 19th C., very fine and rare pot-pourris Samson celadon porcelain covered vase decorated in relief with lotus floral patterns; gilded dore bronze mounted with coral and shells motif with winging handles, Louis XV style. Height: 11 1/4 in., Width: 12 1/4 in. Pair of almost identical vases were sold at Sotheby's Paris, "Collection Leon Levy, Important Furniture and Works of Art," October 2, 2008, lot 26.Provenance: Property of Southern California Collector.

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Chinese Famille Rose Vase

Lot 83: Chinese Famille Rose Vase

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Description: China, Early 20th C., Famille Rose pear-shaped vase, Qianlong mark on base. Height 10 1/8 in., Width 6 in.

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Pair of Chinese Famille Rose Vases

Lot 84: Pair of Chinese Famille Rose Vases

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Description: China, Early 20th C., ROC period, a pair of Famille Rose vases, decorated with flora motifs in colors, Kangxi mark on base. Height 16 in., Width 8 1/2 in.

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Chinese Brown and Green Glazed Vase

Lot 85: Chinese Brown and Green Glazed Vase

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Description: China, brown and green glazed vase. Height 7 1/2 in.

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Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Vase

Lot 86: Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Vase

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Description: China, a fine Famille Rose porcelain vase, panel painted with a garden scene and with people. Height 18 1/2 in., Diameter 8 in.

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Chinese Longquan Ware Bowl

Lot 87: Chinese Longquan Ware Bowl

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Description: China, Yuan/Ming period, Longquan ware bowl with incised floral designs in the center. Diameter 6 in., Height 1 1/2 in.

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Chinese Crackle Glazed Vase

Lot 88: Chinese Crackle Glazed Vase

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Description: China, 18/19th C., crackle glazed vase with two ears. Height 5 in., Width 2 3/4 in.

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Chinese Blue and White Brush Pot

Lot 89: Chinese Blue and White Brush Pot

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Description: China, 17th/18th C., painted with a deep blue glaze and an image of an official receiving gifts from foreigners. Height 8 3/4 in.Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Mrs. Gloria O'Hara, Vancouver, Canada.

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Chinese Blue and White Vase

Lot 90: Chinese Blue and White Vase

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Description: China, blue and white vase painted with a floral motif. Diameter 5 in., Height 9 1/4 in.

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Chinese Blue and White Longevity Bowl

Lot 91: Chinese Blue and White Longevity Bowl

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Description: China, 19th C., blue and white bowl, decorated with a round symbol of longevity in the center and painted with the Chinese character of longevity on both exterior and interior. Diameter 8 in.

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Chinese Green Enameled Dragon Jar

Lot 92: Chinese Green Enameled Dragon Jar

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Description: China, Qianlong mark and probably of the period, finely painted in green enamel, image of a pair of striding dragons chasing a flaming pearl between bands of lappets with auspicious objects on shoulder, Qianlong seal mark. Height 7 3/4 in.Provenance: from a Private San Francisco, California Estate.

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Chinese Blue Plate

Lot 93: Chinese Blue Plate

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Description: China, 18th C., blue plate. Qianlong mark and of period. Diameter 6 5/8 in., Depth 1 3/8 in.

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Chinese Copper Red Dragon Vase

Lot 94: Chinese Copper Red Dragon Vase

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Description: China, 18/19th C., vase in a bottle form with a long neck, decorated with a flying dragon amidst clouds, Kangxi mark on base. Height 18 1/4 in.

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Pair Chinese Famille Rose Wine Cups

Lot 95: Pair Chinese Famille Rose Wine Cups

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Description: China, 19th C., finely enameled with blossoming plants on the exterior with interior richly painted with fruit. Diameter 2 3/4 in.

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Chinese Celadon Gourd Vase

Lot 96: Chinese Celadon Gourd Vase

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Description: China, Qing Dynasty, very rare and important celadon glazed vase, double gourd form, six character Qianlong mark on base and of period. Height 13 1/2 in.

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Chinese Tea Dust Glazed Censer

Lot 97: Chinese Tea Dust Glazed Censer

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Description: China, 18/19th C., an ovoid body with a pair of closed loop handles beneath the flared rim, Qianlong mark. Diameter 6 1/2 in.

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Rare Chinese Blue and White Dish

Lot 98: Rare Chinese Blue and White Dish

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Description: China, Republic period, painted in the center with silk worms eating mulberry leaves, base with Jian Xie Cie Yi Gon Si mark. Diameter 7 1/8 in., Height 1 1/2 in. Note: This design was made during war against Japanese invasions in China in the 1940s, silk worms symbolized Japanese military occupying Chinese territory. Only limited number of this design were made at Jindezheng for the Nationalist government. Provenance: Acquired as gift by a US military advisor in China from 1945 to 1949, now by descent it belongs to a family member in California.

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Chinese Copper Red Vase

Lot 99: Chinese Copper Red Vase

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Description: China, 18th C., very rare and important copper red vase, bottle form with a long neck, overall glazed with copper red and decorated with six roundels that are painted in blue with calligraphy, figures and treasure patterns, Qianlong mark on base and of period. Height 16 in., Diameter 9 in.

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Chinese Lungquan Vase

Lot 100: Chinese Lungquan Vase

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Description: China, 18/19th C., Lungquan glazed vase with ribbing on neck. Height 9 3/4 in., Width 6 in.

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