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The Oriental Sale

by Cheffins


309 lots | 301 with images

November 1, 2012

Live Auction

Clifton House

1 & 2 Clifton Road

Cambridge, CB1 7EA United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1223 213343

Fax: +44 (0)1223 271949

Email: fine.art@cheffins.co.uk

309 Lots
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A nephrite jade figure of Lidiehguei,

Lot 203: A nephrite jade figure of Lidiehguei,

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Description: A nephrite jade figure of Lidiehguei, seated in a hooded robe resting a bowl on his raised right knee, 9cm (3.5 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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A pair of 19th century watercolour scroll paintings

Lot 204: A pair of 19th century watercolour scroll paintings

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Description: A pair of 19th century watercolour scroll paintings depicting birds and flowers and mounted side by side in a black painted frame, signed and with artist's seal mark, each 63 x 22cm (24.75 x 8.75 in.)

Condition Report: Some central browning and some fading

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A 19th century lacquer five fold screen

Lot 205: A 19th century lacquer five fold screen

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Description: A 19th century lacquer five fold screen the panels incised with birds and flowers in colours against a black ground, each panel 106.5 x 25.5cm (42 x 10 in.)

Condition Report: Some old wear and chipping

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A 19th century silk panel embroidered with Shoulao

Lot 206: A 19th century silk panel embroidered with Shoulao

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Description: A 19th century silk panel embroidered with Shoulao with a female attendant holding a basket of peaches, his stag before him, two wufu flying above, all worked on a deep terracotta ground within a brocade ground, 237 x 117cm ( 93.25 x 46 in.)

Condition Report: Good

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A collection of silver condiments and spoons,

Lot 207: A collection of silver condiments and spoons,

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Description: A collection of silver condiments and spoons, comprising five cauldron salts, a pair of others, three peppers and eight spoons (19)

Condition Report: One of the cauldron salts has lost a leg as has one of the pair. There are two spoon handles lacking bowls and three spoon bowls separated from handles

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A 19th century embroidered silk panel,

Lot 208: A 19th century embroidered silk panel,

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Description: A 19th century embroidered silk panel, the orange ground worked with three dragons at one corner amongst stylised clouds, a gold thread foliate roundel on the diagonal to them in the top left corner, the reverse with hand written inscription which includesa date which could be 1871, 162 x 165cm (63.75 x 65 in.)

Condition Report: One dragon has lost its glass eye and there is some staining to the orange silk back ground

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A 19th century padouk wood chest,

Lot 209: A 19th century padouk wood chest,

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Description: A 19th century padouk wood chest, the two tiers above the six drawers carved to simulate bamboo, the panelled sides carved in relief with grapes, 119cm (47 in.) high

Condition Report: The back board has a vertical split

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An early 20th century silver tray by Luen Hing,

Lot 210: An early 20th century silver tray by Luen Hing,

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Description: An early 20th century silver tray by Luen Hing, the rectangular gallery pierced with two handles at each end amongst bamboo, the interior chased with two birds perched in bamboo by flowering cherry, the sun to one corner, 47 x 28.5cm (18.5 x 11.25 in.)

Condition Report: A foot appears to have been glued or solderec back

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A collection of seven early 20th century small silver items,

Lot 211: A collection of seven early 20th century small silver items,

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Description: A collection of seven early 20th century small silver items, to include: a rickshaw salt, a sailing junk, sedan chair, a footed salt bowl, a matching pepper, a tea spoon and a yellow metal medallion bearing a shou character, the largest 9cm (3.5 in.) wide

Condition Report: The rigging to the junk's sales has come awry

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A hardwood wood frame, a stand and three figure groups,

Lot 212: A hardwood wood frame, a stand and three figure groups,

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Description: A hardwood wood frame, a stand and three figure groups, the frame carved in low relief with figures in a woodland village, 11cm (4.25 in.) wide, two of the figures carrying boxes suspended from poles on their shoulders, the other group of a man feeding birds on a walkway, 23.5cm (9.25 in.) long (5)

Condition Report: Some of the cotton holding the parcels to the poles has broken and the man feeding birds would have held something in his hand

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A 19th century padouk wood low table

Lot 213: A 19th century padouk wood low table

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Description: A 19th century padouk wood low table with a bamboo apron above the incurved legs, 80cm (31.5 in.) wide

Condition Report: Good

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A 20th century embroidered red silk panel

Lot 214: A 20th century embroidered red silk panel

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Description: A 20th century embroidered red silk panel shaped like a rank badge and depicting an elephant with bowl of fruit and flowers on its back, within gilt frame, the panel 26 x 28cm ( 10.25 x 11 in.)

Condition Report: Good

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A late 18th/early 19th century jade belt hook,

Lot 215: A late 18th/early 19th century jade belt hook,

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Description: A late 18th/early 19th century jade belt hook, the darkly mottled grey stone carved with adult bird's head hook looking back to a chick with millet in its beak, 7cm (2.75 in.) long

Condition Report: Good

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A 20th century jade boy and buffalo group,

Lot 216: A 20th century jade boy and buffalo group,

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Description: A 20th century jade boy and buffalo group, the pale green boy holding a halter rope as he stands on the cloudy brown back of the reclining buffalo, 4cm (1.5 in.) wide

Condition Report: There is a chip to the tail of the boy's tunic

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Six early 20th century rice paper collages pictures,

Lot 217: Six early 20th century rice paper collages pictures,

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Description: Six early 20th century rice paper collages pictures, each cut to give the single ladies depicted a third dimension, four with costumes in black and two in colours, 16.5 x 10cm (6.5 x 4 in.) mainly in black painted frames (6)

Condition Report: Good

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An early 19th century Chinese rhinoceros horn bottle

Lot 218: An early 19th century Chinese rhinoceros horn bottle

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Description: An early 19th century Chinese rhinoceros horn bottle carved as a stem of bamboo, the top section forming a lift off stopper, pine and cherry carved in relief to one side, 8.5cm (3.25 in.) high (2)

Condition Report: Good

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A red overlay glass snuff bottle with aventurine stopper,

Lot 219: A red overlay glass snuff bottle with aventurine stopper,

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Description: A red overlay glass snuff bottle with aventurine stopper, carved with two red dragons on a white flecked clear glass ground, 6cm (2.25 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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An amber glass snuff bottle with coral stopper

Lot 220: An amber glass snuff bottle with coral stopper

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Description: An amber glass snuff bottle with coral stopper carved in relief on each flattened ovoid side with by a tree, two seal marks on one side, 7cm (2.75 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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An agate snuff bottle with jasper stopper

Lot 221: An agate snuff bottle with jasper stopper

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Description: An agate snuff bottle with jasper stopper carved in relief on the flattened spherical sides with two figures, a horse and a bat from the black inclusions to the grey stone on one side and a sage seated below a pine tree on the other, 7cm (2.75 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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A multi overlay glass snuff bottle with aventurine stopper,

Lot 222: A multi overlay glass snuff bottle with aventurine stopper,

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Description: A multi overlay glass snuff bottle with aventurine stopper, the flattened spherical body carved with two fish and lotus on one side and a flower by a seal mark on the other all on a white glass ground, the foot showing the two tones of blue, yellow and brown overlays used, 7cm (2.75 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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A two tone brown agate snuff bottle with coral stopper,

Lot 223: A two tone brown agate snuff bottle with coral stopper,

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Description: A two tone brown agate snuff bottle with coral stopper, carved on one side of the rounded rectangular body with three sages about a game of go in a rocky retreat and on the other with a boatman passing between rocks below pine, the back ground the darker tone of brown, 8.5cm (3.25 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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A famille rose snuff bottle with jasper stopper,

Lot 224: A famille rose snuff bottle with jasper stopper,

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Description: A famille rose snuff bottle with jasper stopper, moulded in relief and painted with figures standing on underglaze blue clouds all on a gilt ground, 6.5cm (2.5 in.) high

Condition Report: Some rubbing otherwise good

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A grey agate snuff bottle with red stone stopper,

Lot 225: A grey agate snuff bottle with red stone stopper,

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Description: A grey agate snuff bottle with red stone stopper, the flattened oval body carved one side with the dark inclusions forming a sage, horse and pine tree and on the other side with a pavilion below a cliff, 7cm (2.75 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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A three tone agate snuff bottle with grey agate stopper,

Lot 226: A three tone agate snuff bottle with grey agate stopper,

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Description: A three tone agate snuff bottle with grey agate stopper, the charcoal and brown inclusions carved with two figures below a bat and the moon on one side a cliffside pavilion below a pine tree on the other, 7cm (2.75 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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A grey agate snuff bottle with red stone stopper,

Lot 227: A grey agate snuff bottle with red stone stopper,

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Description: A grey agate snuff bottle with red stone stopper, the darker inclusions to one side carved with a sage and two monkeys by a pine tree, a pavilion by a rock face on the other, 8cm (3 in.) high

Condition Report: good

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A smokey rock crystal snuff bottle with grey/brown agate stopper

Lot 228: A smokey rock crystal snuff bottle with grey/brown agate stopper

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Description: A smokey rock crystal snuff bottle with grey/brown agate stopper carved in relief with a scene in the round with a scholar drinking by a pine tree with an attendant behind him, another goes towards a pavilion by a cliff, 7.5cm (3 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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A three tone gate snuff bottle with grey agate stopper

Lot 229: A three tone gate snuff bottle with grey agate stopper

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Description: A three tone gate snuff bottle with grey agate stopper carved with a sage, gourd on his back approaching lingzhih fungus on one side and with a scholar and attendant below a bat on the other, 7cm (2.75 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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A two tone brown agate snuff bottle with grey agate stopper

Lot 230: A two tone brown agate snuff bottle with grey agate stopper

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Description: A two tone brown agate snuff bottle with grey agate stopper carved in relief with sage, attendant rocks, pavilions and pine trees, 7.5cm (3 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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A 19th century reverse glass painting of hongs in Hong Kong,

Lot 231: A 19th century reverse glass painting of hongs in Hong Kong,

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Description: A 19th century reverse glass painting of hongs in Hong Kong, each building flying its flag arranged either side of the bay with an island in the distance, a sailing and a steam boat at sea, 50 x 76cm (19.75 x 30 in.) in brown painted frame

Condition Report: Good

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A pair of painted figures

Lot 232: A pair of painted figures

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Description: A pair of painted figures of a bearded man wearing the crane rank badge of a first class civilian official and of his wife, they both stand on green plinths, she holds a pink handkerchief, 31cm (12.25 in.) high (2)

Condition Report: There are patches of paint loss to both figures, The paint loss goes down to the underlying gesso without showing proof of whether wood or another material is at the core of the figures

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A 19th century Nagasaki lacquer tray,

Lot 233: A 19th century Nagasaki lacquer tray,

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Description: A 19th century Nagasaki lacquer tray, the black rounded rectangular shape inlaid in mother of pearl to depict three birds flying in a fenced flower garden, the raised flat rim with a chain of columbine, 61 x 84cm (24 x 33in.)

Condition Report: One corner has been restored and other areas of the black lacquer may have been tidied up

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A pair of 19th century bronze figures

Lot 234: A pair of 19th century bronze figures

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Description: A pair of 19th century bronze figures of temple guardians, their scarves windswept into haloes, one with right palm raised and the other with his left wrist clenched by his ear, 22cm (8.75 in.) high (2)

Condition Report: The second figure has been broken off the base at the ankles and fixed back

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A box of hardstone instruments, an ink box, bronze vase, ruyi sceptre, skirt and a wood stand,

Lot 235: A box of hardstone instruments, an ink box, bronze vase, ruyi sceptre, skirt and a wood stand,

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Description: A box of hardstone instruments, an ink box, bronze vase, ruyi sceptre, skirt and a wood stand, the musical instruments constructed from agates and mounted in a brocade box, the stone ink box cover incised with archaic characters, 11cm (4.25 in.) wide, the vase cast in relief with an inscription 29cm (11.25 in.) high, the wire inlaid wood sceptre set with two nephrite plaques, the skirt embroidered with blue floral stripes (7)

Condition Report: The vase has no base and the bottom of the ruyi sceptre is lacking

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A Pekin enamel tray, a saucer and a vase,

Lot 236: A Pekin enamel tray, a saucer and a vase,

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Description: A Pekin enamel tray, a saucer and a vase, each with turquoise grounds and enamelled in red with shou characters amonst scrolling floral vines, the dish 15.5cm (6 in.) diameter, the quatrefoil saucer 14cm (5.5 in.) wide and the thistle shaped vase, 9cm (3.5 in.) high (3) (D)

Condition Report: The three feet of the dish have been dented in. The saucer has five rim chips. The vase has some stress cracks

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A pair of 19th century cloisonne vases and covers,

Lot 237: A pair of 19th century cloisonne vases and covers,

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Description: A pair of 19th century cloisonne vases and covers, ruyi lappet bands on the short waisted necks and shoulders of the turquoise ground bodies enamelled with flowering vines above blue feet, the mushroom knops of the covers gilt, 18.5cm (7.25 in.) high (4)

Condition Report: One has a dent in the side with some enamel loss

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A pair of late 19th/early 20th century Chinese ivory figures,

Lot 238: A pair of late 19th/early 20th century Chinese ivory figures,

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Description: A pair of late 19th/early 20th century Chinese ivory figures, the fisherman with a bamboo rod and fish in a basket and his lady holding a branch of flowers, 37cm (14.5 in.) high (2)

Condition Report: The top of the branch that she holds has been glued back

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A pair of 19th century Chinese temple panels,

Lot 239: A pair of 19th century Chinese temple panels,

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Description: A pair of 19th century Chinese temple panels, each carved in relief with vases and Buddhist objects gold lacquered against a mottled green ground within gilt frames, 17 x 32cm (6.75 x 12.5 in.) (2)

Condition Report: A section of flower has been lost from one

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A pair of early 20th century Chinese ivory figures

Lot 240: A pair of early 20th century Chinese ivory figures

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Description: A pair of early 20th century Chinese ivory figures of an Emperor and Empress, he stands stroking his beard with one hand and his dagger handle in the other, she holds two fish on a piece on a a rope, 18cm (7 in.) high (2)

Condition Report: Good

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A late 19th century ivory screen

Lot 241: A late 19th century ivory screen

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Description: A late 19th century ivory screen carved in relief with figures in and about a waterside palace with trees growing amongst rocks in the garden, four boats on the far side, 12 x 22cm (4.75 x 8.75 in.)

Condition Report: a figure in the foreground has lost his head and there has been a chip from the bamboo foliage to the viewer's right hand side

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Two pairs of late 19th century oil on card paintings,

Lot 242: Two pairs of late 19th century oil on card paintings,

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Description: Two pairs of late 19th century oil on card paintings, each depicting a junk sailing the seas, the larger pair 16 x 10.5cm (6 x 4 in.) in gilt frames (4)

Condition Report: The beading to the smaller frames has been variously lost but the paintings are Ok

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A spinach green jade buckle, nephrite applique and Oriental note papers,

Lot 243: A spinach green jade buckle, nephrite applique and Oriental note papers,

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Description: A spinach green jade buckle, nephrite applique and Oriental note papers, buckle with two flanges pierced and carved with fruit and leaves, linked to a central boss, 13cm (5 in.) wide, the brown toned pale green applique pierced and carved with a dragon, 6.5cm (2.5 in.) wide, the papers to include Japanese crepe paper prints

Condition Report: A chip is missing from the top corner of one of the spinach jade flanges

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Komai, an inlaid iron dish

Lot 246: Komai, an inlaid iron dish

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Description: Komai, an inlaid iron dish worked in silver and gold with Kwannon seated below a pine tree by a waterfall as a dragon appears from the waves and a water bird flees, seal mark of Ko for Komai, 20cm (8 in.) diameter

Condition Report: Good

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A 19th century ivory netsuke

Lot 247: A 19th century ivory netsuke

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Description: A 19th century ivory netsuke carved as a square dish with a fly by two fruit, signed Sakomizu(?), 3cm (1.25 in.) wide

Condition Report: Good

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A 19th century marine ivory netsuke

Lot 248: A 19th century marine ivory netsuke

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Description: A 19th century marine ivory netsuke carved as Benten standing holding a fan while her child attendant offers her fruit, 4.5cm (1.75 in.) high

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A late 19th/early20th century two fold screen,

Lot 249: A late 19th/early20th century two fold screen,

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Description: A late 19th/early20th century two fold screen, each with a central panel lacquered with three scholars below cherry trees, the faces and some of the blossoms of ivory, the reverses gold lacquered with prunus on a black ground, pierced and carved birds and foliage above and below them, the bases with a pallisade of bamboo, each fold 183 x 75cm (72 x 29.5 in.)

Condition Report: The left hand panel has a crack across the top

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A late 19th century Japanese cabinet on stand,

Lot 250: A late 19th century Japanese cabinet on stand,

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Description: A late 19th century Japanese cabinet on stand, one door lacquered with an eagle, the other with Mount Fuji enclosing four drawers, three further below all with geometric parquetry, the black lacquer stand with red floral shapes, 85cm (33.5 in.) high

Condition Report: There is some cracking to the veneer inside the right hand door but otherwise the condition is good

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An early 20th century cloisonne charger,

Lot 251: An early 20th century cloisonne charger,

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Description: An early 20th century cloisonne charger, the central turquoise roundel worked with two cranes amongst chrysanthemums within a lappet border, 36cm (14 in.) diameter

Condition Report: Good

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An 18th/19th century bone netsuke, an ivory snuff bottle and a paper knife,

Lot 252: An 18th/19th century bone netsuke, an ivory snuff bottle and a paper knife,

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Description: An 18th/19th century bone netsuke, an ivory snuff bottle and a paper knife, the netsuke carved as Hotei, 3cm (1.25 in.) high, the snuff bottle as a fruit, 7cm (2.75 in.) high and the Indian paper knife with elephant handle, 21cm (8.25 in.) long (3)

Condition Report: Good

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