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3-Day Winter Antiques & Fine Art Auction, Day 3

by James D. Julia


418 lots with images

February 4, 2012

Live Auction

203 Skowhegan Road

Fairfield, ME, 04937 USA

Phone: 207 453 7125

Fax: 207 453 2502

Email: loakes@jamesdjulia.com

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JADE CARVING OF KUAN YIN.

Lot 3000: JADE CARVING OF KUAN YIN.

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Description: China, 19th Century. Now mounted as a lamp. Figure of the goddess of mercy holding a child joined to a conforming hardwood stand, further mounted on an oval molded brass plinth. The figure of lavender stone with apple green markings. The lamp with jade pulls and an amethyst finial. SIZE: Height of figure 8-3/4"; height of figure with stand 10-1/4"h; overall 24-1/2". CONDITION: Overall very good. 9-23760

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JADE CARVING OF QUANYIN.

Lot 3001: JADE CARVING OF QUANYIN.

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Description: Chinese, 19th century. Figure of the goddess of mercy Quan Yin standing on a carved hardwood plinth. White stone with russet markings and natural fissures. SIZE: Statue: 6-1/4" sight. Overall: 7-3/8". CONDITION: As described. 9-23649

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JADE BRACELET.

Lot 3002: JADE BRACELET.

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Description: Chinese, 18th/19th century. Rope twist carved from a light stone with gray toning. SIZE: 3" dia. CONDITION: Very good with natural occlusions. 9-23701

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AGATE CARVING OF A MANDARIN DUCK.

Lot 3003: AGATE CARVING OF A MANDARIN DUCK.

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Description: China, 19th Century. Now mounted as a lamp on a gilt wood base with amethyst pulls. SIZE: Figure 7"h x 7-1/2"l; overall 25"h. CONDITION: With minor roughness to tail and with small, shallow chip proper left side of beak, otherwise good. 9-23759

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TWO JAPANESE IVORY CARVINGS.

Lot 3004: TWO JAPANESE IVORY CARVINGS.

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Description: 19th century. Including a netsuke of a man emerging from a gourd and a figure holding a bamboo shoot. SIZE: 1) 2-3/4" l. 2) 2-1/4" h. Respectively. CONDITION: 1) Fine hairline crack in gourd above figure. Otherwise good. 2) Very good overall. Both with mellow patina. 9-23661, 9-23662

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JAPANESE IVORY CARVING.

Lot 3005: JAPANESE IVORY CARVING.

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Description: 19th century. Figural group of a court musician with an attendant child. SIZE: 5" h. CONDITION: Overall very good. Feathered fan needs reattachment. 9-23686

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JAPANESE IVORY CARVING.

Lot 3006: JAPANESE IVORY CARVING.

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Description: 19th century. Scene of monkey trainer wrestling with an octopus joined to a wooden plinth. SIZE: Statue: 5-1/4" h. CONDITION: Overall very good with old shrinkage cracks on proper right side of figural group. Mellow patina. 9-23704

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JAPANESE IVORY FIGURAL GROUP.

Lot 3007: JAPANESE IVORY FIGURAL GROUP.

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Description: 19th century. Depicting a farmer in the field swatting a swarm of rodents with rake in right hand. Signed in red on base. SIZE: 8-1/4" h. CONDITION: With detached rake and bushel. Loose basket. Otherwise good. 9-23706

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TWO IVORY JAPANESE NETSUKES.

Lot 3008: TWO IVORY JAPANESE NETSUKES.

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Description: 19th Century. Including an Oni demon on a lotus leaf and Fukurokuju with a small child. SIZE: 1) 1" h. 2) 1-1/4" h. Respectively. CONDITION: Very good with fine patina. 9-23663, 9-23676

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JAPANESE IVORY NETSUKE.

Lot 3009: JAPANESE IVORY NETSUKE.

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Description: 18th century. Sennin with a shishi. SIZE: 2-1/4" h. CONDITION: Very good. 9-23659

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JAPANESE IVORY NETSUKE.

Lot 3010: JAPANESE IVORY NETSUKE.

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Description: 19th century. Scene of Hsiang Yu with his consort. SIZE: 1-1/2" h. CONDITION: Very good. 9-23670

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TWO JAPANESE IVORY NETSUKES.

Lot 3011: TWO JAPANESE IVORY NETSUKES.

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Description: 19th century. Including a gourd in a knitted bag and a study of a mouse (signed Okatomo). SIZE: 1) 2-1/4" l of gourd. 2) 1-1/4" h. CONDITION: Overall very good with nice mellow patina. 9-23669, 9-23675

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TWO JAPANESE IVORY NETSUKES.

Lot 3012: TWO JAPANESE IVORY NETSUKES.

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Description: 19th century. Including a study of fruit and foliage and a monkey in a performer's jacket. SIZE: 1) 2-1/4" l. 2) 1-5/8" h. CONDITION: Very good with nice patina. 9-23672, 9-23702

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TWO IVORY JAPANESE NETSUKES.

Lot 3013: TWO IVORY JAPANESE NETSUKES.

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Description: 19th century. Two Manjus with floral designs. SIZE: Each 1-5/8" dia. CONDITION: Very good with nice patina. 9-23671, 9-23700

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TWO IVORY CARVINGS.

Lot 3014: TWO IVORY CARVINGS.

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Description: Japan, 19th Century. A figural group of two women reading together with a figure of a boy with a puppy. SIZE: Ladies 4-3/8"h; boy 3"h. CONDITION: The first with a roughness to base, otherwise very good. The second with slight damage to toes. Handle of scythe missing in proper right hand and small chip to dog's muzzle. Both with good color and patina. 9-23660, 9-23705

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JAPANESE IVORY CARVING.

Lot 3015: JAPANESE IVORY CARVING.

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Description: 19th century. Scene of a Sennin with a horse emerging from a double gourd. Mounted on a hardwood stand. SIZE: Statue: 3-3/4" h. CONDITION: Very good with mellow patina. 9-23652

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GROUP OF FOUR IVORY CARVINGS.

Lot 3016: GROUP OF FOUR IVORY CARVINGS.

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Description: 19th Century. The first depicting an immortal on horseback mounted on a hardwood stand, signed on haunch of horse . The carved wooden inro with calligraphy and a carved hardwood netsuke and ajimi. A Japanese carving of a figure with backpack in the form of a fanciful bird signed on base together with a Japanese carving of a male figure. SIZE: 1. Overall 5-1/2"h. 2. inro 3-1/4"l; ajimi 3/4"l; netsuke 2"l. 3. 4-3/4"h. 4. 4-3/4"h. CONDITION: 1. Very good overall. 2. Very good. 3. Damage to cord around shoulder and plinth needs reattaching. 4. Damage to articles held in hands.  Proper right arm and plinth need reattaching. In addition, an object missing from plinth. 9-23653, 9-23654; 23666; 23684

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THREE IVORY JAPANESE NETSUKES.

Lot 3017: THREE IVORY JAPANESE NETSUKES.

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Description: 19th/20th century. Including a horse, a warrior in combat with a tiger and a group of mice. SIZE: 1) 1-3/4" x 1-1/2". 2) 1" x 1-1/2". 3) 1-1/2" l. Respectively. CONDITION: Overall very good. 9-23679, 9-23680; 9-23687

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EXCEPTIONAL JAPANESE IVORY CARVING.

Lot 3018: EXCEPTIONAL JAPANESE IVORY CARVING.

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Description: 19th century. Study of a basket vendor. Signed in a cinnabar cartouche on the base. SIZE: 5-1/4" h. CONDITION: Overall very good. Some minor and insignificant shrinkage cracks in areas of baskets. 9-23651

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JAPANESE IVORY NETSUKE.

Lot 3019: JAPANESE IVORY NETSUKE.

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Description: 19th Century. Figural group of a woman and child with a deer and a monkey with stained details. Signed Gyokusai. Reference: The Signature Book of Netsukes, Inros and Ojime Artists in Photographs by George Lazarnick (pg 427). SIZE: 1-1/2" h. CONDITION: Very good with well executed staining. 9-23658

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JAPANESE IVORY NETSUKE.

Lot 3021: JAPANESE IVORY NETSUKE.

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Description: Jurojin with Okame. Polychrome decorated with mother of pearl inlaid details. SIZE: 1" h. CONDITION: Very good. 9-23682

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JAPANESE IVORY NETSUKE TOGETHER WITH AN IVORY 2-PART DISC.

Lot 3022: JAPANESE IVORY NETSUKE TOGETHER WITH AN IVORY 2-PART DISC.

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Description: 19th century. Including Benki reading to the king of the Tengu. Signed Haquintsai? Second item a disc densely carved with dragons, the center smaller disc pivoting within the outer. SIZE: 1) 1" h. 2) 1-1/2" dia. PROVENANCE: From a fine Islesboro, Maine home. CONDITION: Very good. 9-23867

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JAPANESE IVORY NETSUKE.

Lot 3023: JAPANESE IVORY NETSUKE.

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Description: 19th century. Depicting a rakan with a dragon emerging from his begging bowl. SIZE: 2-1/8" h. CONDITION: Very good with mellow patina. 9-23655

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JAPANESE IVORY NETSUKE.

Lot 3024: JAPANESE IVORY NETSUKE.

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Description: 19th century. Figure of Daikoku in ivory holding a branch of coral. Signed. SIZE: 1-3/4" h. CONDITION: With separation to fingers of right hand and with small crack on branch of coral stalk. Otherwise very good with mellow patina. 9-23657

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THREE JAPANESE NETSUKES.

Lot 3025: THREE JAPANESE NETSUKES.

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Description: 19th century. Two ivory examples including a samurai and Tennin angel together with a rabbit carved in blue glass. SIZE: 1) 2-1/2" l. 2) 2-1/4" l. 3) 1" h. Respectively. CONDITION: Samurai missing sword. Angel with chip in bottom of robe. Rabbit good. 9-23656, 9-23673; 9-23698

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JAPANESE IVORY NETSUKE.

Lot 3026: JAPANESE IVORY NETSUKE.

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Description: 19th century. Study of a mouse stealing pomegranates from a basket. Signed Mitsuhiro. Reference: The Signature Book of Netsukes, Inros and Ojime Artists in Photographs by George Lazarnick (pgs 775-781). SIZE: 1-3/4" h. CONDITION: Structurally very good with nice patina. 9-23699

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TWO WORKS IN IVORY.

Lot 3027: TWO WORKS IN IVORY.

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Description: 19th century. Including a Chinese carte de visite case densely carved with a scene of Western house and gardens and a silver mounted dance card case. SIZE: 1) 3-1/4" x 1-3/4". 2) 3-1/4" x 1-3/4". CONDITION: Very good. Both with nice patina. 9-23667, 9-23668

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IVORY CARVING.

Lot 3028: IVORY CARVING.

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Description: China, 19th Century. Study of a man transporting a statue of the goddess of mercy on the back of a water buffalo together with a hardwood stand. SIZE: 8"h. CONDITION: Very good with mellow patina and good color. 9-23685

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CARVED IVORY FIGURE OF A GEISHA.

Lot 3029: CARVED IVORY FIGURE OF A GEISHA.

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Description: Japan. This signed example of a female figure gesturing with her right hand in the air and in a kneeling position in a floral decorated kimono. SIZE: 5-1/4"h. CONDITION: Overall good. With loss to tip of kimono, tip of right foot and tip of two fingers, right hand. Good color and patina. 9-25005

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TWO IVORY FIGURAL GROUPS.

Lot 3030: TWO IVORY FIGURAL GROUPS.

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Description: Japan, 19th Century. The first a walrus ivory carving of a monkey trainer with a child together with a hardwood stand. The second, an ivory carving of a man attempting to hold onto "Kinko Sennin" and his magical carpet. Signed at rear of figure. SIZE: Monkey trainer 7-3/4"h; magic carpet 7"h. CONDITION: The first very good, the second with old shrinkage crack on torso and old repair to figure's left ankle, otherwise good. Both with good color and mellow patina. 9-23650, 9-23703

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TWO JAPANESE WOOD CARVINGS.

Lot 3031: TWO JAPANESE WOOD CARVINGS.

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Description: 19th century. Including a netsuke of a begging priest and a figure of Hoi Tei with outstretched arms. SIZE: 1) 1-1/4" h. 2) 2-1/2" h. Respectively. CONDITION: Very good. 9-23674, 9-23677

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TWO WOODEN NETSUKES.

Lot 3032: TWO WOODEN NETSUKES.

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Description: Japan, 18th/19th Century. A man yawning and a study of a pair of turtles. SIZE: 1) 1-3/8"h; 2) 1-3/4"l. CONDITION: With nice surfaces and good patina. 9-24198-2

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PLEASE SEE NOTE IN DESCRIPTION

Lot 3033: PLEASE SEE NOTE IN DESCRIPTION

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Description: PLEASE NOTE: This lot will not be available for bidding online due to last minute changes to the description. If you are still interested in bidding on this item, please call our office as soon as possible at 207-453-7125. CARVED BOXWOOD NETSUKE SIGNED TOMOTADA, JAPAN. (1781-1800). Figure of a wild hound inlaid with ivory eyes, signed beneath proper right hind leg. See Lazarnick pgs 1161-1164. SIZE: 1-1/4" h. CONDITION: Rough area to one ear. Otherwise very good. 9-24087-3

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UNUSUAL & UNIQUE JAPANESE WOODEN MASK NETSUKE.

Lot 3034: UNUSUAL & UNIQUE JAPANESE WOODEN MASK NETSUKE.

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Description: 18th century. Fox mask with movable jaw. Signed Deme Uman and Ten Ka Ichi. Reference: The Signature Book of Netsukes, Inros and Ojime Artists in Photographs by George Lazarnick (pgs 351-352). SIZE: 1-3/4" h. CONDITION: Very good with nice patina. 9-23683

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TWO JAPANESE WOODEN NETSUKES.

Lot 3035: TWO JAPANESE WOODEN NETSUKES.

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Description: 19th century. Including a lotus pod with movable seeds and a pair of chestnuts. SIZE: 1) 1-3/4" h. 2) 1-1/4" l. Respectively. CONDITION: Very good with rich color and good patina. 9-23678, 9-23681

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TWO CARVED WOODEN NETSUKES.

Lot 3036: TWO CARVED WOODEN NETSUKES.

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Description: Japan, 18th/19th Century. Pair of figures of Juan U studying the book of war and a figure of Ono no Komachi. SIZE: 1) 1-1/4"h; 2) 1-1/2"h. CONDITION: Very good with nice surfaces and patina. 9-24198-6

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TWO WOODEN NETSUKES.

Lot 3037: TWO WOODEN NETSUKES.

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Description: Japan, 18th/19th Century. A snail and a carving of the famous poetess Ono no Komachi. Both signed. SIZE: 1) 1-1/2" dia; 2) 1-1/2"h. CONDITION: Very good, undisturbed surfaces and nice patina. 9-24198-1

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TWO CARVED WOOD NETSUKES.

Lot 3038: TWO CARVED WOOD NETSUKES.

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Description: Japan, 18th Century. A wooden figure of Daruma holding a Daruma doll each with ivory face. The second, a man with mogyaku bell. SIZE: 1) 1-3/4"h; 2) 1-1/2"h. CONDITION: Very good. 9-24198-4

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TWO CARVED WOODEN NETSUKES.

Lot 3039: TWO CARVED WOODEN NETSUKES.

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Description: Japan, 18th Century. Including a signed "Kakihan" mask together with a child emerging from a chrysanthemum flower. SIZE: 1) 2-1/4"l.; 2) 1/1-2"h. CONDITION: Very good with nice surfaces and patina. 9-24198-5

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JAPANESE IVORY NETSUKE.

Lot 3040: JAPANESE IVORY NETSUKE.

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Description: 18th century. Study of a European holding a rooster. SIZE: 3" l. CONDITION: Very good with nice patina. 9-24198-3

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GROUP OF SIX IVORY CARVINGS.

Lot 3041: GROUP OF SIX IVORY CARVINGS.

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Description: Japan, 19th Century. To include four netsukes and two small Okimono. SIZE: Range in height 3/4" to 1-1/2"h. CONDITION: One netsuke missing toes on proper right foot; one netsuke missing left and right hand of seated figure; Okimono of Foo dog with missing proper left forepaw, otherwise good. 9-24198

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IVORY PAGE TURNER.

Lot 3042: IVORY PAGE TURNER.

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Description: Indian. Wide blade surmounted by an acanthus carved capital further surmounted by an elephant. SIZE: 10-1/2" l. CONDITION: Very good overall with roughness to edge of blade. 9-24776

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ROCK CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE.

Lot 3043: ROCK CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE.

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Description: China, Circa 1900. Interior painted. Depicting a water approach to a walled city. Signed. SIZE: 3"h. CONDITION: Very good. 9-24199-2

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TWO SNUFF BOTTLES.

Lot 3044: TWO SNUFF BOTTLES.

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Description: China, 19th Century. Amber bottle with four bugs carved with a basket pattern and an overlay bottle cameo cut from red to clear carved with geese and lotus plants, fitted with a jade top. SIZE: 1) 2-3/8"h.; 2) 2-3/4"h. CONDITION: The amber bottle with carved lid in need of reattaching, otherwise very good. The second in very good condition. 9-24199-3

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AMETHYST SNUFF BOTTLE.

Lot 3045: AMETHYST SNUFF BOTTLE.

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Description: China, 19th Century. Surface carved in relief with Shao Lao, a pine and peach tree. Well hollowed. The other carved with the three friends, pine, bamboo and prunus. SIZE: 1) 3"h.; 2) 2-1/2"h. CONDITION: Structurally very good with nice polished surfaces. 9-24199-4

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TWO CARVED IVORY SNUFF BOTTLES.

Lot 3046: TWO CARVED IVORY SNUFF BOTTLES.

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Description: China, 19th century. One carved with Tao Tieh masks inlaid with tiger eye cabochons, joined to hardwood stand. The other with figures of mother and child carved in relief, the opposing side etched and stained with a sea serpent. Signed. SIZE: 1) 3-1/2" h overall. 2) 2-3/4" h. Respectively. CONDITION: Very good overall with nice patina. 9-23691, 9-23693

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GROUP OF THREE SNUFF BOTTLES.

Lot 3047: GROUP OF THREE SNUFF BOTTLES.

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Description: Chinese. Including an amber bottle and two interior painted bottles, one with black cameo carved overlay. SIZE: 1) 2-3/4". 2) 2-1/2". 3) 3". Respectively. CONDITION: Overall very good. Black cameo bottle missing stopper. 9-23694, 9-23696; 9-23697

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CARVED CARNELIAN SNUFF BOTTLE.

Lot 3048: CARVED CARNELIAN SNUFF BOTTLE.

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Description: China, 19th Century. Surface carved with birds and flowers. SIZE: 3-1/4"h. CONDITION: Very good. 9-24199-1

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TWO SNUFF BOTTLES.

Lot 3049: TWO SNUFF BOTTLES.

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Description: Chinese, 19th century. Including an agate bottle carved with butterflies in relief with matching stopper and an amethyst bottle carved with children, well hollowed having matching stopper. SIZE: 1) 3" h. 2) 2-3/4". Respectively. CONDITION: Amethyst bottle with some roughness to edges including minor chipping. Stopper broken from spoon. Agate bottle, cameo cut and with good surfaces. 9-23689, 9-23692

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CARVED CINNABAR SNUFF BOTTLE.

Lot 3050: CARVED CINNABAR SNUFF BOTTLE.

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Description: China, 18th/19th Century. Heart shaped. Surface carved with children at play. SIZE: 3"h. CONDITION: Very good, with nicely polished surfaces. 9-24199

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