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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

Fine Asian Works of Art

(294 Lots)

by California Asian Art Auction Gallery USA


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 CARVED MOUNTAIN SHAPED TABLE ORNAMENT

Lot 261: A CHINESE CARVED MOUNTAIN SHAPED TABLE ORNAMENT

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Description: This well-carved table ornament is made in the form of a mountain, and it has carvings of landscape on both sides. H: 7 1/4 in (18 cm) W: 6 3/4 in (17 cm)

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AN IVORY ELEPHANT HERD ORNAMENT

Lot 262: AN IVORY ELEPHANT HERD ORNAMENT

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Description: This well-carved ivory ornament is of a pack of traveling elephants. Their trunks rests on each other's backs to guide themselves across the land safely. L: 17 in (43 cm)

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A CARVED HORN BOWL

Lot 263: A CARVED HORN BOWL

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Description: This well-carved bowl is made from the horn of an ox, with natural texture and patterns. D:4 1/4 in (11 cm) H:2 1/2 in (6.5 cm)

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A ROSEWOOD BRUSH POT

Lot 264: A ROSEWOOD BRUSH POT

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Description: This carved brush pot is made from rosewood and can hold many pens. D:4 in (10 cm) H:4 in (10 cm)

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A JAPANESE CARVED IVORY WITH ORNAMENTS VASE

Lot 265: A JAPANESE CARVED IVORY WITH ORNAMENTS VASE

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Description: The vase's body was made from ivory, and it is decorated with many other semi precious ornaments, such as coral, jade, agate, and others. H:13 in (33 cm) D:6 in (15.5 cm)

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PEACOCK EMBROIDERY FOR CHINESE OFFICIAL

Lot 266: PEACOCK EMBROIDERY FOR CHINESE OFFICIAL

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Description: This well stitched peacock embroidery is decorated with patterns of fruits, flowers, and clouds. Qing Dynasty. L: 11 1/4 in (27.5 cm) W: 11 1/4 in (27.5 cm)

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A DOUBLE LAYER LACQUER BOX

Lot 267: A DOUBLE LAYER LACQUER BOX

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Description: This lacquer box is double layered with many sections inside. The box is decorated with a single full-bloom flower on the center of the lid and a repeating pattern on the outside. L: 12 1/4 in (32 cm) H: 4 1/2 in (11.5 cm)

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A GROUP OF THANGKA

Lot 268: A GROUP OF THANGKA

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Description: This group of six well-stitched Thangka consists of different deity figures all sitting down and praying. Qing Dynasty. L: 36 in (91 cm) W: 25 in (63 cm)

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A CHINESE CARVED IVORY EIGHT LAYERED PUZZLE BALL

Lot 269: A CHINESE CARVED IVORY EIGHT LAYERED PUZZLE BALL

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Description: The ivory puzzle ball depicts dragons, and it has eight layers total, with some smaller balls on the side as well. The ball is supported by a flower lady as a stand. H: 11 1/2 in(29cm), W: 2 1/4 in(5.5cm)

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A CHINESE CARVED IVORY SEAL STAMP

Lot 270: A CHINESE CARVED IVORY SEAL STAMP

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Description: The ivory seal stamp is cylindrical in shape, with a beautiful blue toned top knob. The bottom has four Chinese characters carving. H: 3 1/4 in (8cm), W: 1 1/2 in (4.2cm)

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A CHINESE CARVED AGATE CENSER WITH ZITAN COVER

Lot 271: A CHINESE CARVED AGATE CENSER WITH ZITAN COVER

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Description: The agate censer is masterfully sculptured, with honeycomb style see through vents, attached rings, and round base, this is a very unique piece. The cover is made of Zitan wood. Comes with stand. H: 6 in (14.5cm), W: 4 in (10 cm)

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FOUR CHINESE STONE SEAL STAMPS

Lot 272: FOUR CHINESE STONE SEAL STAMPS

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Description: The four seal stamps were all made of stone. One seal stamp has carvings of mountain scene, one seal stamp has carvings of a poem, and two other seal stamps retained their natural textures. All four stamps have Chinese characters on the bottom. H: various, W: various

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A STRAND OF SEMI-PRECIOUS STONE NECKLACE

Lot 273: A STRAND OF SEMI-PRECIOUS STONE NECKLACE

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Description: The necklace was stringed with many different materials, including agate, amber, coral, turquoise, and others. L: 13 in ( 33 cm)

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AN EUROPEAN MOTHER OF PEARL FAN

Lot 274: AN EUROPEAN MOTHER OF PEARL FAN

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Description: The mother of pearl fan shows intricate carving work on the sticks, and beautiful drawings on the fan surface, depicting three people fishing near a river. H: 9 in (23cm) W:17 in (43cm)

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A CHINESE SILVER ENAMEL EYE GLASSES HOLDER

Lot 275: A CHINESE SILVER ENAMEL EYE GLASSES HOLDER

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Description: The eye glasses holder has silver enamel, depicting Chinese cranes, Shou Lao, and other symbols of fortune. H: 5 1/2 in (14 cm), W: 2 1/4 in (5.5cm)

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A STRAND OF AMBER BEADS NECKLACE

Lot 276: A STRAND OF AMBER BEADS NECKLACE

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Description: The necklace consists of 50 amber beads, mostly similar in size and color. W: D: 0.4-0.6 in(1.25-1.5cm) , B: 50 beads

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A TWENTY PIECES IVORY HANDLE DINING WARE SET

Lot 277: A TWENTY PIECES IVORY HANDLE DINING WARE SET

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Description: The twenty piece dining set include eleven knives, and nine forks, all the ivory handle. Age related cracks visible on some utensils. L: N 8 3/4 in (21cm), F 6 3/4 in (17cm)

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A SET OF CHINESE NUTMEG YEW WOOD CHESS AND BOARD

Lot 278: A SET OF CHINESE NUTMEG YEW WOOD CHESS AND BOARD

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Description: This set includes a box of Chinese chess pieces and a large wooden board to set the pieces on, all crafted from Chinese nutmeg yew wood. Box: W: 8 1/4 in (21 cm), L: 8 1/4 in (21 cm); Board L: 24 1/2 in (62 cm), W: 20 in (51 cm), H: 7 3/4 in (19.5 cm)

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MAHAPRAJNAPARAMITA SUTRA, 4 VOLUMES IN CHINESE

Lot 279: MAHAPRAJNAPARAMITA SUTRA, 4 VOLUMES IN CHINESE

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Description: The Mahaprajnaparamita Sutra was translated to Chinese, each pamphlet can expand to a long scroll. Some damaged pages. H: 10 3/4 in (27.5cm), W:3 1/4 in (8.25cm)

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FOUR CHINESE CARVED HORN FIGURES

Lot 280: FOUR CHINESE CARVED HORN FIGURES

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Description: Two figures depict Guanyin with a baby. One figure depicts a Chinese rider with bow and arrow in hand. The last figure depicts a man with a fan and a huge gourd; half foot missing. H: 3 in (7.5 cm)

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A CHINESE BLACK WALNUT WOOD RUYI

Lot 281: A CHINESE BLACK WALNUT WOOD RUYI

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Description: The Ruyi is made from black walnut wood, with shape similar to Lingzhi. Naturalistically carved. Some minor cracks and damage. L: 13 1/2 in (34.25cm)

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A CHINESE HUANGYANGMU WOOD RUYI

Lot 282: A CHINESE HUANGYANGMU WOOD RUYI

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Description: The Ruyi is made from huangyangmu wood, with shape similar to Lingzhi. Naturalistically carved. Some minor cracks and damage. L: 16 in (40.5cm)

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A CHINESE PLUM FLOWER PAINTING

Lot 283: A CHINESE PLUM FLOWER PAINTING

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Description: This painting portrays a landscape with plum flowers and a small hut with two female characters conversing. A small Chinese poem is written on the top followed by an artist seal. W: 16 in (41cm), L: 41in (104cm)

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A GROUP OF TWELVE ORNAMENTS

Lot 284: A GROUP OF TWELVE ORNAMENTS

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Description: The lot includes twelve Chinese and Japanese items, ranging from belt hooks, bracelet, netsuke, seal stamp, and others. Smallest D: 6 in (15cm), H: 2 in (5cm); Largest W: 5 1/2 in (14cm), H: 3 in (8cm)

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A SET OF CARVED WOODEN ITEMS

Lot 285: A SET OF CARVED WOODEN ITEMS

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Description: The item set includes a wooden carved seated figure and a wooden framed stand that is intricately carved and decorated. W: 13 1/2 in (34 cm), H: 20 in (51 cm); W: 13 3/4 in (35 cm), H: 13 3/4 in (35 cm)

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AN IVORY CARVED TURTLE FIGURE

Lot 286: AN IVORY CARVED TURTLE FIGURE

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Description: The ivory figure depicts a turtle, with slightly lifted head and exaggerated toes. Artist mark on the bottom. L: 9 in (23 cm), W: 5 in (13 cm)

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A DECORATED EUROPEAN STYLE PORCELAIN CLOCK

Lot 287: A DECORATED EUROPEAN STYLE PORCELAIN CLOCK

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Description: This well-made porcelain bell clock is beautifully decorated with religious figures and mythical themes. W: 13 in (33 cm), H: 24 in (61 cm)

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A FINELY TEMPERED SILVER SWORD

Lot 288: A FINELY TEMPERED SILVER SWORD

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Description: This well-crafted sword is made from silver and has detailed carvings all around. The sword is wrapped tightly with a red rope and fits snuggly inside the sheath. L: 34 1/2 in (88 cm)

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A CHINESE CARVED BAMBOO CENSER

Lot 289: A CHINESE CARVED BAMBOO CENSER

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Description: This well-carved bamboo censer has two handles and is themed with elephant heads. Various repeating pattern surrounds the censer to form a gorgeous design. W: 5 1/2 in (14cm), H: 9 in (23cm)

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A WOOD CARVED TABLE SCREEN

Lot 290: A WOOD CARVED TABLE SCREEN

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Description: This well-carved table screen portrays Gods of wealth, fortune, and longevity together in a garden setting. Intricate carvings on the stand and holder. W: 12 in (30 cm), H: 18 1/2 in (47 cm)

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A LONG CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY SCROLL

Lot 291: A LONG CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY SCROLL

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Description: This beautifully written scroll of Chinese calligraphy expands five hundred and ninety-five inches wide and includes a collaboration of Chinese materials. L : 595 in (1511 cm) H: 11 1/2 in (30 cm)

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A SET OF CHINESE JADE CALLIGRAPHY PLAQUES AND AN EMBELLISHED PLAQUE

Lot 292: A SET OF CHINESE JADE CALLIGRAPHY PLAQUES AND AN EMBELLISHED PLAQUE

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Description: The Jade plaque set consist of two poems made from jade and a single framed depiction of two swans near a tree. The embellished ornaments include jade and other semi-precious materials. H: 48 in W: 29 1/4 in, H: 47 1/2 in W: 12 1/2 in

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A LARGE CHINESE FLOOR SCREEN

Lot 293: A LARGE CHINESE FLOOR SCREEN "EAGLES"

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Description: The large floor screen is composed of two separate floor screens linked in the center. The floor screen depicts two eagles, one on the branch staring down with a snake nearby, and the other on a lower branch staring up towards a bird. The scenes were created with mother of pearl, bone, wood, and other materials. The frames were low relief carved, with flowers, phoenix, and plants patterns. H: 75 1/2 in (192 cm), W: 67 1/2 in (172 cm)

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A LARGE DOLOMITE STONE FORMATION

Lot 294: A LARGE DOLOMITE STONE FORMATION

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Description: This beautiful naturalistic dolomite stone formation was set on a wooden stand, with the edge framed in wood as well. H: 33 in (84 cm), W: 23 in (59 cm)

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A CHINESE COLORED GLAZE

Lot 295: A CHINESE COLORED GLAZE "GOD OF PROSPERITY" TABLE SCREEN

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Description: The table screen depicts the Chinese God of Prosperity bringing fortune. The colored glaze features beautiful and detailed colors, while the low relief carved hardwood frame and stand features delicate patterns. H: 30 in (76 cm), W: 19 in (48 cm)

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A LARGE JASPER FIGURAL GROUP OF A SCHOOL OF FISH

Lot 296: A LARGE JASPER FIGURAL GROUP OF A SCHOOL OF FISH

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Description: This large jasper carving depicts a school of Chinese carp fishes swimming against torrent, ready to leap past the Dragon's Gate. The entire figural group is situated on a wooden stand. H: 23 1/4 in (59 cm), W: 30 in (76 cm)

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A PAIR OF QINGTIAN STONE GUANYIN SEAL STAMPS

Lot 297: A PAIR OF QINGTIAN STONE GUANYIN SEAL STAMPS

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Description: The two Guanyin have very similar posture, both seated slightly slanted, with one knee raised. The bottom is free of any Chinese characters or marks. W: 3 1/2 in (9 cm), H: 7 in (18 cm)

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A LARGE CHINESE WOOD AND SEMI-PRECIOUS STONE LARGE PANEL

Lot 298: A LARGE CHINESE WOOD AND SEMI-PRECIOUS STONE LARGE PANEL

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Description: The panel features carved wood frames and panels, with semi precious stones crafted into plum blossom trees, birds, flowers, and rocks; a poem of the scene is also on the front; back side has a scene of water, village, and mountains; wood carving patterns mostly on the front side. H: 77 1/2 in (197 cm)

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A CHINESE BRONZE INK ROUND BOX

Lot 302: A CHINESE BRONZE INK ROUND BOX

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Description: The well made box is ovular in shape and has angular edges. A poem is engraved on the top in Chinese and a seal can be found on the bottom H: 1 1/4 in (3cm), D: 3 1/4 in (8cm).

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A CHINESE HORN SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 306: A CHINESE HORN SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: The snuff bottle was shaped in melon form, with beautiful natural patterns. H:3 in (7.5 cm)

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A CHINESE DECORATED BLACK ROBE

Lot 307: A CHINESE DECORATED BLACK ROBE

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Description: This well-sewed Chinese silk robe is black in color with many flower decorated patterns scattered around. The inside of the robe is a turquoise color and extremely smooth. W: 54 1/2 in (139cm), H: 40 in (102cm)

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A CHINESE DECORATED BLUE ROBE

Lot 308: A CHINESE DECORATED BLUE ROBE

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Description: This well-sewed Chinese silk robe is blue in color with many flower decorated patterns scattered around. The inside of the robe is extremely smooth. W: 50 in (127cm), H: 38 1/2 in (98cm)

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A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE

Lot 313: A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE "FLOWERS" CHARGER

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Description: This well-made ceramic charger is decorated with blue patterns of flowers on the inside and outside. The edge is chipped. W : 13 1/4 in (34cm), H: 2 3/4 in (7cm)

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A CHINESE WOODEN CHEST

Lot 314: A CHINESE WOODEN CHEST

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Description: This wooden chest has two small drawers on the bottom and the top opens up with three sections inside. It uses bronze locks and handles. W: 13 in (33cm), L: 19 1/2 in (50cm), H: 8.25 (21cm)

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