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Auction Description for California Asian Art Auction Gallery USA: Fine Asian Works of Art
Viewing Notes:
Wednesday Jan 30, 1:00pm-5:00pm Thursday Jan 31, 1:00pm-5:00pm Friday Feb 1, 1:00pm-5:00pm Or by Appointment
Sale Notes:
Auction Day Feb 2nd, Saturday 1:00pm

294 lots with images

February 2, 2013

Live Auction

123 S. Mission Dr.

# A, C, F

San Gabriel, CA, 91776 USA

Phone: 888-977-9588

Email: info@californiaasianartauction.com

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A CHINESE JADE FAN TABLE SCREEN

Lot 103: A CHINESE JADE FAN TABLE SCREEN

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Description: The table screen consists of two parts; a jade plaque on a fan and a stand to hold the fan, forming the table screen. The jade depicts two fairies riding on a phoenix. The fan frame itself is pierce carved as well, showing delicate patterns. L: 17 3/4 in ( 45 cm) ; H: 13 7/8 in ( 35.2 cm)

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A CHINESE BAMBOO SQUARE BIRD CAGE

Lot 104: A CHINESE BAMBOO SQUARE BIRD CAGE

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Description: The bamboo bird cage was delicately carved, with the top half able to lift off from the base. Inside hangs three small porcelain bird feeders, and on top has a hook. H: 10 3/4 in ( 27.3 cm)

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A CHINESE BAMBOO SCROLL OF LUSTFUL SCENES

Lot 105: A CHINESE BAMBOO SCROLL OF LUSTFUL SCENES

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Description: The bamboo scroll consists of twelve separate pieces, strung together by small bands. Each bamboo piece has paintings depicting a different lustful scene. L: 20 1/4 in (51.5 cm), w: 6 in (15.5 cm)

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A PAIR OF CHINESE IRON GUARDIAN LIONS

Lot 106: A PAIR OF CHINESE IRON GUARDIAN LIONS "FOO DOGS"

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Description: The pair of iron guardian lions symbolizes Yin and Yang. The male guardian lion sets its paws on a ball, signifying world. The female guardian lion sets its paws on the back of a cub. Age related damage and rust. H: 6 1/2 in (17cm)

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A PAIR OF BAMBOO DOOR HANGINGS

Lot 107: A PAIR OF BAMBOO DOOR HANGINGS

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Description: The pair of bamboo features carvings of flowers, fruits, Chinese characters, and artist marks on the side. They were painted with rose red color. H: 24 1/2 in (61.5cm), W: 4 3/4 in (12cm)

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A CHINESE CINNABAR LACQUER VASE

Lot 108: A CHINESE CINNABAR LACQUER VASE

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Description: This small sized cinnabar lacquer vase depicts two people meeting in a scene of mountain and river. H: 6 1/2 in (16cm), D: 4 1/2 in (11cm).

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TWO CHINESE WOOD CARVED FIGURES

Lot 109: TWO CHINESE WOOD CARVED FIGURES

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Description: One figure depicts a Taoism deity, sitting on a lotus pad while wearing religious clothing. Many age related damage such as cracks, chips, loss of paint, and others. The other figure depicts Budai, a classic figure of Buddhism. The monk is considered to be an incarnation of the Buddha Maitreya which stands for relief. H: 9 1/2 in (24.5 cm); H: 14 1/4 in (37 cm), W: 6 in (15 cm).

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A STONE FIGURE AND A WOODEN FIGURE

Lot 110: A STONE FIGURE AND A WOODEN FIGURE

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Description: The stone figure depicts a Buddha sitting peacefully on the ground in a meditating position. The whole Buddha is in ancient Tang style. The wood carving depicts the famous Chinese philosopher Confucius, in a seated position. The figure was partially colored. H: 12 1/2 in (32 cm), W: 8 1/4in (21 cm); H: 14 1/4 in (36 cm), W: 6 1/2in (16 cm).

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A PAIR OF WOODEN QILIN FIGURES

Lot 111: A PAIR OF WOODEN QILIN FIGURES

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Description: This well-carved wooden pair of figures depicts a mythical beast Qilin with gilt-decorated body and four tails lying on a rectangular plate. H: 2 1/2 in (6 cm), W: 5 in (13 cm).

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THREE GOLD PAINTED LACQUER FIGURES

Lot 112: THREE GOLD PAINTED LACQUER FIGURES

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Description: The group of three figures depicts a Prime Minister, a Buddha, and a lady figure. Two figures are seated in chairs, while one figure is standing. H: 19 in ( 48 cm), W: 7 1/2 in ( 19 cm); H: 17 in ( 43 cm), W: 4 1/2 in ( 11 cm); H: 24 in ( 61 cm), W: 12 in ( 30 cm).

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A CHINESE WOODEN TRUNK WITH LEATHER STRAPS

Lot 113: A CHINESE WOODEN TRUNK WITH LEATHER STRAPS

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Description: This beautiful wooden trunk is covered with flowers-relief decorative design leather, and consist of old fashioned lock and leather straps. H: 12 in ( 30 cm), D: 11 1/4 in ( 28 cm).

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A DEHUA STYLE FIGURAL GROUP OF EIGHT IMMORTALS

Lot 114: A DEHUA STYLE FIGURAL GROUP OF EIGHT IMMORTALS

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Description: This very beautiful White porcelain artwork of the Chinese Eight Immortals crossing the ocean is a well-known legend in China. The artwork itself is very vivid. H: 13 in ( 33 cm), W: 11 in ( 28 cm).

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A DEHUA STYLE FAIRY FIGURE

Lot 115: A DEHUA STYLE FAIRY FIGURE

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Description: This very beautiful White porcelain artwork of fairy is of great quality. The fairy is holding a basket with a fish inside and is considered to be a symbol of wealth in China. The clothes and the facial movement is highly detailed. H: 14 1/2 in ( 37 cm), W: 7 in ( 18 cm).

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A JASPER MOUNTAIN WITH NATURAL SHAPES

Lot 116: A JASPER MOUNTAIN WITH NATURAL SHAPES

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Description: This jasper mountain is very unique for it is naturally formed and very big. One side of the mountain is very thin, while the other side is much fuller. H: 7 1/2 in ( 19 cm), W: 12 in ( 30 cm).

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A CHINESE CERAMIC HEADREST

Lot 117: A CHINESE CERAMIC HEADREST

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Description: The headrest has a flat top, supported by two mythical beast figures on the bottom. H: 4 3/4 in ( 10.5 cm), W: 13 1/2 in ( 34 cm).

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A DEHUA STYLE GUANYIN FIGURE

Lot 118: A DEHUA STYLE GUANYIN FIGURE

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Description: This exquisitely sculpted Guanyin figure is seated on a lotus base while holding a Ruyi. Her eyes are casted towards the ground. Minor damage and repairs commensurate with the age. H: 16 in ( 40.5 cm), W: 5 1/2 in ( 14 cm).

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A CHINESE HARDWOOD CABINET

Lot 119: A CHINESE HARDWOOD CABINET

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Description: The cabinet has two doors, each with a bronze pulling knob. Inside the cabinet has two sections for items, and two smaller drawers on the bottom. H: 24 in ( 61 cm), W: 16 1/2 in ( 42 cm)

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A DEHUA STYLE FIGURAL GROUP OF FAIRIES ON A BOAT

Lot 120: A DEHUA STYLE FIGURAL GROUP OF FAIRIES ON A BOAT

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Description: This very beautiful White porcelain artwork is showing the theme of four fairies on the Lotus boat. It pictures the happiness of the four fairies and is extremely detailed. H: 15 in ( 38 cm), W: 11 in ( 28 cm).

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SILVER MADE THOUSAND-HAND BODHISATTVA

Lot 121: SILVER MADE THOUSAND-HAND BODHISATTVA

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Description: This well casted silver made thousand-hand Bodhisattva sitting on the Lotus throne with a smiling face. In Asian legend, the Bodhisattva is a symbol of love and peace. H: 13 3/4 in ( 35 cm), W: 9 in ( 23 cm).

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A CHINESE HARDWOOD SQUARE BRUSH POT

Lot 122: A CHINESE HARDWOOD SQUARE BRUSH POT

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Description: This hardwood brush pot is of rectangular form with square opening, each side carved with shallow relief depicting bamboo, Penjing, and bat symbolizing auspiciousness. H: 5 1/4 in ( 13 cm), W: 4 in ( 10 cm).

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AN ANGEL-SKIN CORAL CARVING OF BEAUTY, WITH THE ORIGINAL WOOD BASE.

Lot 123: AN ANGEL-SKIN CORAL CARVING OF BEAUTY, WITH THE ORIGINAL WOOD BASE.

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Description: This well made pink color coral beauty is carved in the theme of a graceful dancing lady. The clothes and the face of the lady is highly detailed. H: 7 3/4 in ( 19.5 cm), W: 3 1/4 in ( 8 cm).

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A COLLECTION (47) OF ANCIENT CHINESE COINS

Lot 124: A COLLECTION (47) OF ANCIENT CHINESE COINS

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Description: An old American collection of forty-seven (47) ancient Chinese coins, from East Zhou to Qing. This incredible collection of ancient Chinese coins dates back to 1000 B.C. The coins are strung together onto a sturdy sheet of paper that documents each coin's origins. 47 coins. Size: various

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A CHINESE PEKING GLASS VASE

Lot 125: A CHINESE PEKING GLASS VASE

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Description: This exquisitely carved overlay glass vase has white background and red accent of an orchid branch. H: 6 1/4 in ( 16 cm), W: 3 in ( 7.5 cm).

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TWO JADEITE SMOKE PIPES

Lot 126: TWO JADEITE SMOKE PIPES

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Description: These two jadeite smoke pipes, one is carved out of a solid piece of Burmese jadeite and the other one consists of jadeite, bamboo and brass parts. H: 5 3/4 in ( 14.5cm), D: 0 1/2 in (1.5cm) H: 3/4 in ( 2 cm), W: 7 1/2 in ( 9 cm)

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A CHINESE CHICKEN-BLOOD STONE SEAL

Lot 127: A CHINESE CHICKEN-BLOOD STONE SEAL

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Description: A genuine chicken-blood stone seal of bright red accent color. H: 2 1/4 in ( 5.5 cm), 1 1/2 in ( 4 cm).

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AN OLD CHINESE EYE-GLASS WITH THE ORIGINAL CONTAINER, AND A CANTONESE ENAMEL BOX.

Lot 128: AN OLD CHINESE EYE-GLASS WITH THE ORIGINAL CONTAINER, AND A CANTONESE ENAMEL BOX.

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Description: The old eyeglass and its case are still in good condition. The Cantonese enamel box depicts a scholar and his attendant in a scenic setting. L: 5 1/8 in (13cm).

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A SMALL CHINESE SCHOLAR ROCK, WITH A WOOD BASE.

Lot 129: A SMALL CHINESE SCHOLAR ROCK, WITH A WOOD BASE.

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Description: This scholar rock is carved with a theme of a village in the valley, which has a very beautiful scene of waterfall and pine tree. Based on the beautiful color of the stone, this rock is of good ornamental. H: 6 in ( 15.5 cm), D: 5 1/4 in ( 13 cm ).

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AN AGATE SCHOLAR STONE ON A STAND

Lot 130: AN AGATE SCHOLAR STONE ON A STAND

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Description: An agate boulder carved mountain scene with a wood base. H: 5 in ( 13 cm), W: 2 3/4 in ( 7 cm).

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A CHINESE CARVED INK STONE

Lot 131: A CHINESE CARVED INK STONE

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Description: A well carved ink stone, possibly of Han Dynasty. H: 2 in ( 5 cm), W: 4 1/2 in ( 11 cm).

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A SCULPTED BLANC DE CHINE GUANYIN

Lot 132: A SCULPTED BLANC DE CHINE GUANYIN

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Description: This exquisitely sculpted Blanc de Chine Guanyin, with her elegant body seated on a lotus base, her eye downcast and almond shaped face framed by a high chignon and pendant ears, her bare chest set off by a lotus pendant and tiered cape, minor lost and repairs commensurate with the age. H: 14 in ( 36 cm), W: 5 1/2 in ( 14 cm).

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A PAIR OF BUDDHIST PAINTINGS ON LEAVES

Lot 134: A PAIR OF BUDDHIST PAINTINGS ON LEAVES

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Description: This well-made painting of Buddhists is created on a natural leaf with mineral pigments. H: 11 in ( 28 cm), W: 7 3/4 in ( 19.5 cm).

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A LARGE BRONZE LOTUS LEAF BRUSH POT

Lot 135: A LARGE BRONZE LOTUS LEAF BRUSH POT

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Description: A large bronze brush washer, in the form of a lotus leaf, lotus flower, and a small frog. H: 5 1/4 in ( 13 cm), W: 8 in ( 20 cm).

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A CHINESE SQUARE HARDWOOD BOX

Lot 137: A CHINESE SQUARE HARDWOOD BOX

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Description: The box's color is of dark red brown. This hardwood box is in very good condition, with artist mark in the bottom. H: 3 1/2 in (9cm), W: 5in (13cm).

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A CHINESE RECTANGULAR HARDWOOD BOX WITH LOCK

Lot 138: A CHINESE RECTANGULAR HARDWOOD BOX WITH LOCK

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Description: This rectangular hardwood box is in very good condition and has bronze lock attached. H: 3in (7.5cm), W: 16.5in ( 42 cm).

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A CHINESE CARVED LACQUER HARDWOOD BOX

Lot 139: A CHINESE CARVED LACQUER HARDWOOD BOX

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Description: This carved hardwood box has multiple figures carved on the lid. H: 7 1/4 in (8 cm), W: 7 1/4 in ( 8 cm).

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A CHINESE CARVED WOOD SHOU LAO FIGURAL GROUP

Lot 140: A CHINESE CARVED WOOD SHOU LAO FIGURAL GROUP

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Description: This beautiful statue of the Chinese Longevity god with two children brings the image of good health and long life to the house. Their smiling faces and the Sau Tao are considered to be the signal of joy to Chinese people. H: 23.5in (59.5cm), W: 16in (41cm).

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A CHINESE HARDWOOD MEDICINE BOX

Lot 141: A CHINESE HARDWOOD MEDICINE BOX

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Description: This ancient wooden medic box consist of six different sized drawers. The box is reinforced and decorated by bronze corners. H: 11.5in (29cm), W: 12.5in (32cm).

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A CHINESE EIGHT SECTION BAMBOO CARVING

Lot 142: A CHINESE EIGHT SECTION BAMBOO CARVING

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Description: This carved bamboo expands to eight sections, each with relief carved flowers, birds, figures, and scenery. H: 18 3/4 in (47cm), w: 43.5in (113.5cm).

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A CHINESE CLOISONNÉ ENAMELED LIDDED BOX

Lot 143: A CHINESE CLOISONNÉ ENAMELED LIDDED BOX

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Description: The box is of cloud shape, with dragons, flowers, clouds, and other patterns on the box. Mark of "QIANLONG" on the bottom. H: 1.5in (4cm), W: 4 3/4 in (10.5cm).

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A CHINESE HORN CARVED DRAGON BOWL

Lot 144: A CHINESE HORN CARVED DRAGON BOWL

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Description: The well carved amber colored dragon bowl is decorated with ferocious dragons flying around in the sky. The inside of the bowl is perfectly smooth except for the few scratch marks. H: 2 1/4 in (6cm), D: 5in (13cm).

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A PAIR OF ENAMEL VASES WITH CLOISONNÉ

Lot 145: A PAIR OF ENAMEL VASES WITH CLOISONNÉ

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Description: This pair of enamel vases have cloisonné paint on the surface. Many butterflies are surrounding the flowers around the vase. H: 5 7/8 in (15cm), D: 2 3/4 in (7cm).

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A NATURAL LINGBI DISPLAY STONE

Lot 146: A NATURAL LINGBI DISPLAY STONE

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Description: This Lingbi stone boulder is naturally shaped like a mountain, the boulder is sitting on a wooden base. L: 4 3/4 in (12cm), H: 2 1/4in (6cm).

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A NATURAL MEAT-LIKE STONE

Lot 147: A NATURAL MEAT-LIKE STONE

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Description: This bacon pork belly meat-like stone is very unique for it is naturally formed by stone. It is considered to be good fortune by collectors. L: 4 in (9.5cm), H: 2 in (5cm).

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A CHINESE CARVED TURQUOISE LIDDED BOTTLE

Lot 148: A CHINESE CARVED TURQUOISE LIDDED BOTTLE

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Description: This beautifully carved turquoise bottle has a theme of women and children surrounded by lotus. The bottle is sitting on a slightly chipped base. H: 6 1/2 in (16cm), D: 1 3/4in (4.5cm).

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A BONE CARVED LETTUCE FIGURE

Lot 149: A BONE CARVED LETTUCE FIGURE

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Description: This remarkable elephant-bone-made figure was carved with a theme of grasshoppers on a cabbage surrounded by flowers, plants, and vegetables. L: 8 1/4 in (21cm).

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A BONE CARVED LETTUCE FIGURE WITH CLOISONNÉ VASE

Lot 150: A BONE CARVED LETTUCE FIGURE WITH CLOISONNÉ VASE

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Description: This remarkable elephant-bone-made figure was carved with a theme of grasshoppers on a cabbage surrounded by flowers, plants, and vegetables. The figure is situated in a cloisonné vase, which has the theme of dragon. H: 9 1/4 in (25cm).

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A CHINESE BRONZE LIDDED TEAPOT

Lot 151: A CHINESE BRONZE LIDDED TEAPOT

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Description: The teapot has a tall fixed handle, multiple patterns on front and back side, and mark on the bottom. H: 7 in (18 cm)

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A STRAND OF AMBER AND IVORY 108 BEADS PRAYER BEADS

Lot 152: A STRAND OF AMBER AND IVORY 108 BEADS PRAYER BEADS

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Description: The well-strung prayer beads consists of one hundred and eight amber beads along with several ivory beads. L: 64 in (163 cm), Amber Bead: 12 mm, Ivory Bead: 13mm, W: 222g

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A CHINESE CARVED HORN PEN STACK

Lot 153: A CHINESE CARVED HORN PEN STACK

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Description: The pen holder is carved out of horn, resembling ocean wave shape. H: 2 1/2 in ( 6.5 cm) w 4 3/4 in (12 cm)

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A CHINESE CLOISONNÉ ENAMELED SILVER AND HORN SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 154: A CHINESE CLOISONNÉ ENAMELED SILVER AND HORN SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: The snuff bottle's body is made of horn, with cloisonné enameled silver casted around it. On the side, two through rings hang out of Taotie Masks. The stopper is made of silver, and the spoon is made of horn. H: 4 1/4 in ( 12 cm)

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