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Auction Description for Webb's: Asian Arts
Auction Description:
Asian Arts
Viewing Notes:
16th & 17th September 9am to 5.30pm. 18th & 19th September 11am to 3pm. Day of sale 9am to 12 noon.
Sale Notes:
www.invaluable.com/webbs

Asian Arts

by Webb's


272 lots | 269 with images

September 20, 2010

Live Auction

18 Manukau Road

Newmarket

Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand

Phone: +64 9 524 6804

Fax: +64 9 524 7048

Email: auctions@webbs.co.nz

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A Pair of Japanese Late Meiji Period Miniature Satsuma Pottery Bottle Vases

Lot 1: A Pair of Japanese Late Meiji Period Miniature Satsuma Pottery Bottle Vases

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Description: with painted lohan and relief dragon decoration. Seal mark to base. Circa 1910.

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A 20th Century Carved Ivory Shunga Erotic Netsuke

Lot 2: A 20th Century Carved Ivory Shunga Erotic Netsuke

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Description: depicting an embracing couple with stained and patterned kimonos.

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A 20th Century Carved Ivory Erotic Figure

Lot 3: A 20th Century Carved Ivory Erotic Figure

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Description: of a semi-naked courtesan with painted/stained robe.

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A Japanese Carved Snake Circular Bead or Toggle

Lot 4: A Japanese Carved Snake Circular Bead or Toggle

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Description: A Japanese Carved Snake Circular Bead or Toggle

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A 20th Century Carved Ivory Netsuke

Lot 5: A 20th Century Carved Ivory Netsuke

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Description: depicting a seated monkey trainer on a rolled mat with pipe. The monkey holding a peach. Sumi inkwork details. Signed.

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A 20th Century Smoke Stained Carved Ivory Netsuke

Lot 6: A 20th Century Smoke Stained Carved Ivory Netsuke

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Description: of a food seller with pot, ladle and bowl. Signed.

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A 20th Century Smoke Stained Carved Ivory Netsuke

Lot 7: A 20th Century Smoke Stained Carved Ivory Netsuke

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Description: of a sage with staff and long beard. Signed.

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A Small Chinese Carved Ivory Figure

Lot 8: A Small Chinese Carved Ivory Figure

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Description: of a seated Buddha with benign expression and holding a peach. 20th century.

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A Modern Chinese Opal Stone Carving

Lot 9: A Modern Chinese Opal Stone Carving

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Description: depicting an emerging dragon with Phoenix on a craved wooden stand.

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A Very Well Carved African Elephant Ivory Tusk

Lot 10: A Very Well Carved African Elephant Ivory Tusk

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Description: depicting a procession of a family of elephants graduating in size and an intricately carved wooded glade with lions and deer. Circa 1930.

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A Good Japanese Meiji Period Walrus Ivory Carving

Lot 11: A Good Japanese Meiji Period Walrus Ivory Carving

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Description: of a woodcutter with lantern and young boy. Ink stained kimono decoration. Signed.

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A Good Japanese Meiji Period Walrus Ivory Carving

Lot 12: A Good Japanese Meiji Period Walrus Ivory Carving

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Description: of a peasant farmer carrying a basket of fruit and holding a sickle. Etched diaper patterned clothing.

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A Good Imari Export Porcelain Lidded Jar

Lot 12A: A Good Imari Export Porcelain Lidded Jar

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Description: painted in the traditional colours, with twelve panels and phoenix and chrysanthemum motifs. Signed to lid underside, jar base and inside. Originally from the collection of Isabel Fox of Palmerston North.

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A Fine and Large Japanese Meiji Period Shibayama Vase

Lot 13: A Fine and Large Japanese Meiji Period Shibayama Vase

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Description: The gold fundame lacquer body with four inset panels of exotic birds in coral, pearl and Awabi shell. Silver trumpet shaped neck and shaped base profusely decorated with shippo enamels. Four relief silver dragons guard the shoulders. Signed on a silver tablet. Minor losses.

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Three 19th Century Japanese Circular Footed Dishes

Lot 14: Three 19th Century Japanese Circular Footed Dishes

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Description: each dish ornately decorated with various raised lacquer makie techniques of birds and flowers in a landscape. Some faults.

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A Japanese Taisho Ornate Metal Cigarillo Case

Lot 15: A Japanese Taisho Ornate Metal Cigarillo Case

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Description: with Mt Fugi and dwellings in a landscape decoration and gold oak leaf surround. Circa 1925. Catch missing.

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A Modern Chinese Cherrywood Stand

Lot 16: A Modern Chinese Cherrywood Stand

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Description: with pierced and carved floral scroll skirt on four legs.

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A Miniature Chinese Ivory Snuff Bottle

Lot 17: A Miniature Chinese Ivory Snuff Bottle

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Description: with etched landscape patterned on both sides. Signed. Not hollow.

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A Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottle

Lot 18: A Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottle

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Description: of oval section form, decorated with a stylised continuous landscape in underglaze blue.

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A Five-Piece Japanese Bronze Buddhist Altar Set

Lot 19: A Five-Piece Japanese Bronze Buddhist Altar Set

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Description: with censers and candlesticks all decorated with pierced and relief floral and mask decoration. Shishi finial on lid. Late Showa period.

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An Early 20th Century Japanese Shinto Warrior Shrine Guardian

Lot 20: An Early 20th Century Japanese Shinto Warrior Shrine Guardian

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Description: in carved and painted wood.

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An Early 20th Century Japanese Seated Shinto Warrior Shrine Guardian

Lot 21: An Early 20th Century Japanese Seated Shinto Warrior Shrine Guardian

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Description: in carved and painted wood.

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A 19th Century Tibetan Leather Money Pouch

Lot 22: A 19th Century Tibetan Leather Money Pouch

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Description: richly decorated with beaten silver and brass relief panels around a rosette set with turquoise. Some loss.

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An Ancient Indian Gupta Terracotta Head

Lot 23: An Ancient Indian Gupta Terracotta Head

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Description: showing traces of fire burning. 4th - 5th century. Japanese collection label.

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A Japanese Meiji Period Pottery Figure

Lot 24: A Japanese Meiji Period Pottery Figure

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Description: of a scowling Daruma standing in his red cowl with fly whisk in hand. (Before his famous nine years of meditation).

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An Old 19th Century Japanese Carved and Gilt Figure

Lot 25: An Old 19th Century Japanese Carved and Gilt Figure

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Description: of Buddha standing with gesturing hands. Lotus plinth.

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An Old Japanese Brown Bizen Anagama Stoneware Bottle Vase

Lot 26: An Old Japanese Brown Bizen Anagama Stoneware Bottle Vase

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Description: with dribbled green glaze.

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A Large Old Japanese Bizen Anagama Stoneware Pottery Vase

Lot 27: A Large Old Japanese Bizen Anagama Stoneware Pottery Vase

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Description: of tapered form.

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An Intricately Carved Chinese Gilded Wooden Temple Panel

Lot 28: An Intricately Carved Chinese Gilded Wooden Temple Panel

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Description: with a procession of figures and horses in three dimensions.

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A Japanese Taisho Period Fat Bodied Bronze Vase

Lot 29: A Japanese Taisho Period Fat Bodied Bronze Vase

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Description: with brick red patination and incised archaic Chinese characters.

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A Japanese Taisho Period Fat Bodied Bronze Vase

Lot 30: A Japanese Taisho Period Fat Bodied Bronze Vase

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Description: with inlaid silver scroll border and mottled green and brown patina.

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A Good Large Chinese Mei Ping Shaped Pottery Vase

Lot 31: A Good Large Chinese Mei Ping Shaped Pottery Vase

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Description: profusely decorated with magenta swirling five-clawed dragons on a yellow ground with an intricate floral tendril pattern. Wave border. Four character mark in red.

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A Large Carved Japanese Wooden Ainu bear

Lot 32: A Large Carved Japanese Wooden Ainu bear

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Description: standing with head turned to the left and holding a salmon in his mouth. The hairwork and scales very well rendered. Signed and dated on feet. Circa 1950.

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An Old Japanese Hokkaido Copper and Brass Diving Helmet

Lot 33: An Old Japanese Hokkaido Copper and Brass Diving Helmet

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Description: hand assembled with TOA oval identity plaque.

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An Old Hand-Painted Tibetan Thangka

Lot 34: An Old Hand-Painted Tibetan Thangka

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Description: depicting one of the eight guardians. Three faces of Heruka Chakrasamara surrounded by other deities. With a written blessing on reverse.

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A Gilt Framed Buddha Life Thangka

Lot 34A: A Gilt Framed Buddha Life Thangka

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Description: A Gilt Framed Buddha Life Thangka

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An Old 19th Century Burmese Brass Cylindrical Betel Nut Box

Lot 35: An Old 19th Century Burmese Brass Cylindrical Betel Nut Box

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Description: with internal liner and punched decoration.

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An Interesting Old Burmese Carved Wooden Oxcart Prow

Lot 36: An Interesting Old Burmese Carved Wooden Oxcart Prow

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Description: in the form of a striped tiger with bird.

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An Old Burmese Carved Wooden Oxcart Prow

Lot 37: An Old Burmese Carved Wooden Oxcart Prow

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Description: with mythical beast head. 18th century.

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A Large Burmese Carved Wooden Oxcart Prow

Lot 38: A Large Burmese Carved Wooden Oxcart Prow

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Description: with seated lizard man. Parts missing. 19th century.

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Three Chinese Hardstone Carvings

Lot 39: Three Chinese Hardstone Carvings

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Description: In Lapis Lazuli, Nephrite and Jadeite. Twin Fish and dragon, Kwan Yin and Two Goddesses. 20th century. With two Wooden stands.

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A Collection of ten Chinese Carved Nephrite and Jadeite Hardstone Pendants

Lot 40: A Collection of ten Chinese Carved Nephrite and Jadeite Hardstone Pendants

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Description: Hotei, Bats, Fungus, Vases and other motifs.

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A Collection of ten Chinese Carved Nephrite and Jadeite Hardstone Pendants
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A Collection of ten Chinese Carved Nephrite and Jadeite Hardstone Pendants

Lot 42: A Collection of ten Chinese Carved Nephrite and Jadeite Hardstone Pendants

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Description: gourds, grapes, dragons etc.

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Three Rare Old Oribe Pottery Japanese Shallow Dishes

Lot 43: Three Rare Old Oribe Pottery Japanese Shallow Dishes

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Description: with typical green and iron glaze on a cream crackle ground. Painted stylised landscape pattern. Silver repairs showing.

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Two Old Japanese Showa Period Wooden Abacus

Lot 44: Two Old Japanese Showa Period Wooden Abacus

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Description: one with bone faced division and both with incised Kanji characters on the back. Circa 1930.

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An Old 19th Century Japanese Carved Wooden Ryusa Manju Netsuke

Lot 45: An Old 19th Century Japanese Carved Wooden Ryusa Manju Netsuke

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Description: with carved minogame in a pine tree.

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Three Old Burmese Neolithic Stoneware Adzes

Lot 46: Three Old Burmese Neolithic Stoneware Adzes

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Description: Three Old Burmese Neolithic Stoneware Adzes

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A Japanese Meiji Period Persimmon Wood Smoking Box

Lot 47: A Japanese Meiji Period Persimmon Wood Smoking Box

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Description: with pipe, bamboo, bowl and tray.

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A Good Japanese Meiji Period Lidded Wooden Box

Lot 48: A Good Japanese Meiji Period Lidded Wooden Box

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Description: with simulated hand adzed basket weave bamboo pattern. Kamakura district.

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