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Auction Description for I.M. Chait: Asian Art, Antiques & Estates Auction
Auction Description:
Asian Art, Antiques & Estates Auction
Viewing Notes:
Large group of Chinese items including: jades, brush pots, lacquer, cloisonné, etc. from an Important Chicago Collection; Numerous carved ivories including: Chinese, Japanese and African from a West Coast Estate; Chinese snuff bottles and carved wood and ivory netsuke from Canadian and Washington Collections; Numerous Chinese scrolls on paper and silk; together with Chinese and Japanese ceramics from a Southern California Collection; Chinese jades, hardstones, Beijing glass, etc. from an Inland Empire Collection
Sale Notes:
Preview: September 4 - 8, 11am - 5pm or by appointment.

Asian Art, Antiques & Estates Auction

(544 Lots)

by I.M. Chait


544 lots with images

September 9, 2012

Live Auction

9330 Civic Center Drive

Beverly Hills, CA, 90210 USA

Phone: +1 (310) 285 0182

Fax: +1 (310) 285 9740

Email: chait@chait.com

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Carved Bone Vase: Animal Hunt Scene

Lot 1: Carved Bone Vase: Animal Hunt Scene

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Description: Carved Bone Vase: Animal Hunt Scene Carved bone vase; with animal hunt scene of dogs and stag with large antlers (rim chips), probably African; H: 5 1/4", wood stand

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Antique Asian Pottery Bowl and Ewer

Lot 2: Antique Asian Pottery Bowl and Ewer

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Description: Antique Asian Pottery Bowl and Ewer Antique painted pottery bowl; of flared footed form with colorful geometric designs to interior (rim chip and frits); together with a matching metal mounted ewer with loop handle; D: 11 1/2" (larger)

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Two Chinese Items: Necklace & Wood Plaque

Lot 2A: Two Chinese Items: Necklace & Wood Plaque

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Description: Two Chinese Items: Necklace & Wood Plaque Two Chinese items: Mandarin-style bead necklace with translucent aventurine quartz beads and with other hardstone and enameled beads; together with an antique carved and gilt wood circular plaque with flowering plant design in relief, lucite stand; L: 35" (longer)

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Two Chinese Glass Snuff Bottles

Lot 3: Two Chinese Glass Snuff Bottles

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Description: Two Chinese Glass Snuff Bottles Two Chinese snuff bottles: carved overlay, of squat form with floral and double gourd motifs in green on clear; together with metal mounted, circular imitating agate and set with cloisonné enamel plaques to the front and back featuring Shoulao with peach and deer; H: 3 1/2" (taller)

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Three Chinese Carved Hardstones

Lot 3A: Three Chinese Carved Hardstones

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Description: Three Chinese Carved Hardstones Group of three, Chinese carved hardstones: jade recumbent hound in Song style, white with some brown suffusions; yellowish jade boy seated with a basket and fish; and a carved bowenite leaf-form ash tray; L: 3 1/2" (largest)

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Two Various Cloisonné Enamel Vessels

Lot 4: Two Various Cloisonné Enamel Vessels

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Description: Two Various Cloisonné Enamel Vessels Japanese "pigeon blood" cloisonné enamel globular vase, with white flowers, silvered rims; together with a Chinese blue ground cloisonné enamel globular covered jar with bird and floral motifs; H: 5" (taller)

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Two Chinese Carved Jade/Hardstone Seals

Lot 4A: Two Chinese Carved Jade/Hardstone Seals

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Description: Two Chinese Carved Jade/Hardstone Seals Two Chinese carved, small Imperial-style seals; each of rounded square form: deep green nearly black jade with qilin in relief; and yellowish jade or hardstone with recumbent qilin in relief; L: 1 7/8" (each)

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Group of Various Japanese Dishware

Lot 5: Group of Various Japanese Dishware

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Description: Group of Various Japanese Dishware Group of Japanese dishware, including: Kyoto ware bowl with leaves; Hagi ware bowl (chip to foot); celadon censer; small antique blue and white tea jar with cover; 4 Kutani floral plates (minor flaws); 3 Chinese blue and white bowls with phoenix medallions; 2 Imari dishes with hawk motif; 12 rice grain blue and white spoons; covered fan shaped box; 7 Imari saké cups (flaws); 12 various saké cups, some with figural motifs and gilt; and 3 small tea cups with florals; D: 7" (largest)

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Two Chinese Glazed Porcelain Bowls

Lot 5A: Two Chinese Glazed Porcelain Bowls

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Description: Two Chinese Glazed Porcelain Bowls Two Chinese, Song-style, glazed porcelain bowls: cream colored ding-type with delicately moulded fish and leaf motif to the interior; and greenish Yingqing-type with delicately incised Shou and animal-type motifs to the interior; D: 8 1/4" (larger)

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Three Various Chinese Porcelain Vessels

Lot 6: Three Various Chinese Porcelain Vessels

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Description: Three Various Chinese Porcelain Vessels Three various Chinese porcelains: tall meiping with calligraphy on yellow ground, Qianlong-style seal mark; Ming-style octagonal foliate blue bowl incised ruyi fungus designs to the exterior, 6-character mark; and Yuan-style glazed bottle vase with floral designs, wood stand; H: 16 1/2" (tallest)

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Group Various Blue & White Porcelains

Lot 7: Group Various Blue & White Porcelains

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Description: Group Various Blue & White Porcelains Group of old blue and white porcelain, including: pair Chinese early 20th Century globular Hawthorne jars (no tops); antique Japanese foliate tazza with florals and scrolling foliage (repair to foot); and antique Chinese small bowl with 3 Star Gods, possibly 18th Century; D: 4 3/4" (tazza)

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Ancient Moulded Pottery Oil Lamp

Lot 8: Ancient Moulded Pottery Oil Lamp

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Description: Ancient Moulded Pottery Oil Lamp Ancient pottery oil lamp, probably Romano Egyptian; with moulded geometric motif to the upper surface (some usual wear); L: 3 1/2"; with Archaeology Certificate

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Group of Various Japanese Porcelains

Lot 9: Group of Various Japanese Porcelains

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Description: Group of Various Japanese Porcelains Group of various Japanese porcelains, including: 5 Arita foliate plates with enameled flowers; 2 celadon dishes with carved fish motif; 2 small celadon foliate plates with carved flowers; 2 celadon dishes with carved wave motif; 2 larger celadon bowls; 7 blue and white noodle cups with crane medallions; scalloped bowl with flowers; fluted white bowl; and blue and white ovoid vase with flowers; D: 9" (largest)

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South Chinese Carved Wood Dragon Stand

Lot 10: South Chinese Carved Wood Dragon Stand

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Description: South Chinese Carved Wood Dragon Stand South Chinese carved wood stand; the foliate vessel form supported by an openwork writhing dragon on a circular base; H: 12"

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Chinese Porcelain Seal Paste Box

Lot 10A: Chinese Porcelain Seal Paste Box

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Description: Chinese Porcelain Seal Paste Box Chinese underglaze copper red, Qianlong-style seal paste box; of shallow circular form with domed cover and with allover floral and foliage designs, seal mark; D: 4"

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Japanese Blue & White Porcelain Pillow

Lot 11: Japanese Blue & White Porcelain Pillow

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Description: Japanese Blue & White Porcelain Pillow Early 20th Century Japanese Arita blue and white porcelain pillow; with bird and wave designs (minor glaze flaws); L: 8 1/4"

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Group of Five Japanese Satsuma Items

Lot 12: Group of Five Japanese Satsuma Items

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Description: Group of Five Japanese Satsuma Items Group of 5 Japanese Satsuma glazed earthenware items: 3 matching plates, each with design of Arhats, Kannon and a dragon, with heavily gilt backgrounds; together with one saucer of the same design matching cup, seal marks (some wear to all), early 20th Century; D: 7 3/8" (largest)

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Chinese Inside Painted Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: Chinese Inside Painted Glass Snuff Bottle Unusually finely detailed, Chinese inside painted glass snuff bottle; of flattened ovoid form, each side with reserve: bird, flower and butterfly on gilt ground; verso with detailed landscape, signed and with seals, unusual cloisonné enamel top; H: 3"

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Antique Japanese Miniature Satsuma Vase

Lot 13: Antique Japanese Miniature Satsuma Vase

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Description: Antique Japanese Miniature Satsuma Vase Antique Japanese miniature Satsuma vase; of somewhat baluster form and with design of Arhats, Kannon, and dragon on gilt ground, seal mark (some wear to gilt), Circa 1900; H: 4 1/2"

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Chinese Carved Beijing Glass Brushpot

Lot 14: Chinese Carved Beijing Glass Brushpot

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Description: Chinese Carved Beijing Glass Brushpot Chinese carved Beijing glass brushpot; of celadon color, imitating jade, and with design of Budai and attendants in a landscape, seal mark; H: 6"

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Chinese Hardstone Carving: Figure on Turtle

Lot 15: Chinese Hardstone Carving: Figure on Turtle

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Description: Chinese Hardstone Carving: Figure on Turtle Chinese carved archaistic and "calcified" green hardstone model of a figure; wearing long robes and seated on a backward-facing turtle; H: 12"

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Two Large Asian Glazed Ceramic Dishes

Lot 16: Two Large Asian Glazed Ceramic Dishes

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Description: Two Large Asian Glazed Ceramic Dishes Two large glazed dishes: Sawankhalok-style bright celadon, carved with fine lotus flowers on the interior, the exterior fluted; and a celadon crackle with blue fish medallion on the interior, the exterior with stylized florals; D: 14 1/2" (larger)

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Antique Japanese Satsuma/Kyoto Glazed Dish

Lot 17: Antique Japanese Satsuma/Kyoto Glazed Dish

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Description: Antique Japanese Satsuma/Kyoto Glazed Dish Antique Japanese Satsuma or Kyoto earthenware glazed dish; circular form with central design of a figure with fan and other figures looking on, bordered by panels depicting figures and phoenix; mythological characters and marks to exterior, Circa 1900; D: 13 3/8"

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Pair Italian Chinoiserie Motif Covered Vases

Lot 18: Pair Italian Chinoiserie Motif Covered Vases

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Description: Pair Italian Chinoiserie Motif Covered Vases Pair Italian Chinoiserie motif covered vases: each of footed, tapered cylindrical form and partially yellow glazed with scenes of ladies; floral bands at the shoulders and bases (one cover restored); H: 14 3/4" (each)

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Chinese Cloisonné Enamel Elephant

Lot 19: Chinese Cloisonné Enamel Elephant

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Description: Chinese Cloisonné Enamel Elephant Chinese cloisonné enamel model of an elephant; standing with trunk raised and with all over colorful scrolling floral motifs on white ground (flaws to rear enamel); L: 5"

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Old Chinese Jewelry Box/Chest

Lot 20: Old Chinese Jewelry Box/Chest

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Description: Old Chinese Jewelry Box/Chest Old Chinese jewelry chest; rectangular with double doors housing three interior, set all around with openwork carved floral plaques and engraved copper mounts; H: 7"

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Antique Bronze Seated Buddhist Figure

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Description: Antique Bronze Seated Buddhist Figure 十七世紀 青銅佛像 Antique Indonesian or Nepalese bronze seated Buddhist figure: with unusual mandorla, possibly of Prajnaparamita; on a double-lotus base, Circa 17th Century (wear and chip to base); H: 6"

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Two Old Chinese Porcelain Vases

Lot 21: Two Old Chinese Porcelain Vases

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Description: Two Old Chinese Porcelain Vases Two Chinese porcelain vases: Circa 1900, somewhat mallet form with flared rim and with design of three figures in elaborate robes (wear and glaze flaws); together with later ovoid form with flared rim and with Famille Rose ladies in a garden, poem to verso; each with seal mark; H: 12 1/4" (taller)

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Antique Chinese Rose Medallion Dish

Lot 22: Antique Chinese Rose Medallion Dish

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Description: Antique Chinese Rose Medallion Dish Antique Chinese Rose Medallion porcelain dish; with figural courtship scene bordered by florals (glaze crack to base), late 19th Century; D: 11 1/2"

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Chinese Hardstone Flowering

Lot 23: Chinese Hardstone Flowering "Jade Tree"

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Description: Chinese Hardstone Flowering "Jade Tree" Chinese hardstone flowering "jade tree"; with large blossoms among lush foliage comprised of carved spinach jade, agate, rose quartz, and others; in a rectangular bowenite jardinière (some flaws); H: 19"

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Antique Chinese Porcelain Jar & Cover

Lot 24: Antique Chinese Porcelain Jar & Cover

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Description: Antique Chinese Porcelain Jar & Cover Antique Chinese enameled porcelain globular jar and cover; the body with designs of beauty and child attendants in a garden, later wood cover (star burst hairline to bottom); H: 9"

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Chinese Carved Soapstone Figural Seal

Lot 25: Chinese Carved Soapstone Figural Seal

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Description: Chinese Carved Soapstone Figural Seal Chinese carved soapstone seal; surmounted by a figure of Shoulao standing and holding a staff, carrying a peach in his right hand; H: 4 1/4"

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Amusing Japanese Daruma-Form Censer

Lot 26: Amusing Japanese Daruma-Form Censer

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Description: Amusing Japanese Daruma-Form Censer Unusual and highly amusing, Japanese seated figure of Daruma; seated and with mouth open wide as if yawing, holding a whisk on his lap, in the style of Bizen ware, brightly enameled and probably for use as a censer, seal mark; H: 6"

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Two Old Chinese Paper Figural Scrolls

Lot 27: Two Old Chinese Paper Figural Scrolls

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Description: Two Old Chinese Paper Figural Scrolls Two old Chinese ink and colors on paper scrolls: one depicting two sage-like figures seated among rockery in a landscape; the other of two equestrian figures looking upward toward a mountainside; inscription and seal mark to each (flaws, toned, wrinkling to each); 49" x 12 1/2" (each)

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Two Various Pair Asian Glazed Bowls

Lot 28: Two Various Pair Asian Glazed Bowls

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Description: Two Various Pair Asian Glazed Bowls Two pair Asian glazed bowls: pair Japanese Imari foliate form with floral motifs (rim chip to one); together with a pair of Chinese Song-style Yingqing-like foliate form with twin fish design at the centers (glaze flaws); D: 6 3/4" (largest)

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Large Cave Bear Hand Fossil

Lot 29: Large Cave Bear Hand Fossil

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Description: Large Cave Bear Hand Fossil Large fossil hand of a cave bear, with claws, professionally prepared; L: 11 1/2"

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Pig Skin Box & Wood Mask/Plaque

Lot 30: Pig Skin Box & Wood Mask/Plaque

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Description: Pig Skin Box & Wood Mask/Plaque Chinese red lacquered pig skin box, hinged and with gilt figural and landscape designs; together with a primitive carved wood mask/plaque with stylized features, singed on verso; L: 17" (box)

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Chinese Composition Model of Budai

Lot 31: Chinese Composition Model of Budai

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Description: Chinese Composition Model of Budai Amusing, modern Chinese composition model of Budai emulating gilt jade; with bright green body and bright gold color robes and stand; L: 20 1/2"

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Antique Japanese Iron Dragon Tsuba

Lot 32: Antique Japanese Iron Dragon Tsuba

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Description: Antique Japanese Iron Dragon Tsuba Antique Japanese iron tsuba; quatrefoil form with writhing dragon emerging from clouds in relief, some gilt details (usual wear); D: 2 3/4"

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Chinese Rose Medallion

Lot 33: Chinese Rose Medallion "Cabbage" Tea Set

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Description: Chinese Rose Medallion "Cabbage" Tea Set Chinese Rose Medallion cabbage and butterfly pattern porcelain tea set: teapot, 6 plates, 6 saucers, 3 smaller saucers, 3 cups, and 3 demi-cups; early 20th Century (the demi-cups later vintage); D: 9 1/2" (largest)

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Three Various Chinese Items

Lot 34: Three Various Chinese Items

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Description: Three Various Chinese Items Three various Chinese items: double gourd with appliqué metalwork butterfly and Shou; white brass pipe with incised figural and floral motifs to the body (some losses); and repoussé kaleidoscope; H: 13 1/2" (tallest)

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12 Japanese Sterling Silver Spoon/Straws

Lot 35: 12 Japanese Sterling Silver Spoon/Straws

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Description: 12 Japanese Sterling Silver Spoon/Straws Two boxed sets of 6 Japanese Sterling silver spoon/straws; each with flora-form ladle and with various charms at the top, each set with cleaning brush; 12 spoon/straws total; H: 8 3/4" (each)

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Chinese Cobalt Blue

Lot 36: Chinese Cobalt Blue "Monk's Cap" Ewer

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Description: Chinese Cobalt Blue "Monk's Cap" Ewer Chinese Qianlong-style cobalt blue glazed porcelain "monk's cap" ewer with cover and handle, seal mark; L: 8 1/2"

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Chinese Carved Bowenite Tripod Censer

Lot 37: Chinese Carved Bowenite Tripod Censer

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Description: Chinese Carved Bowenite Tripod Censer Chinese carved, highly translucent bowenite tripod censer and cover; circular form with dragon head handles and loose rings, lion finial (chips to one side and one loose ring restuck); L: 5", wood stand

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Two Various Chinese Carved Animals

Lot 38: Two Various Chinese Carved Animals

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Description: Two Various Chinese Carved Animals Two various Chinese animal carvings: tiger's eye elephant, in striding stance and with trunk raised, good chatoyance (chips); and a horn striding lion with incised mane details and inlaid bone or ivory eyes and teeth; L: 7 3/4" (larger), wood stand to each

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Large Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Charger

Lot 39: Large Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Charger

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Description: Large Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Charger Large Chinese Kangxi-style blue and white porcelain charger; with figures and dwellings in a detailed landscape scene, 6-character mark; D: 17"

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Small Korean Blue & White Porcelain Vase

Lot 40: Small Korean Blue & White Porcelain Vase

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Description: Small Korean Blue & White Porcelain Vase Small Korean, Choson-style blue and white porcelain vase; square form with bamboo and flowering plant motifs to each side (glaze cracks); H: 3 1/2"

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Two 12th/13th Century Chinese Bowls

Lot 41: Two 12th/13th Century Chinese Bowls

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Description: Two 12th/13th Century Chinese Bowls Two 12th/13th Century Chinese glazed bowls: each circular, one more shallow (degraded glaze); the other with some craquelure (hairline and rim chip); D: 8" (larger)

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9 Chinese Archaistic Carved Jade Pieces

Lot 42: 9 Chinese Archaistic Carved Jade Pieces

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Description: 9 Chinese Archaistic Carved Jade Pieces 9 Chinese archaistic carved jade pieces, including: 2 vessels: unusual long double-headed animal form with cover, one end a winged qilin, the other with bird-like head; small tripod vessel, with nipple bosses and with hydra on the cover; both with some areas of "calcification"; together with 7 Chinese archaistic carved jade plaques and ornaments with various colorations: mask; dragon-fish; 2 axe forms; oval with masks; and two decorative pieces; L: 9" (longer)

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Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Covered Pot

Lot 43: Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Covered Pot

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Description: Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Covered Pot Chinese, Famille Rose porcelain covered food pot: with designs of ladies in a garden, verso with inscription, four loops attachments for handles; matching cover (no handles); H: 7"

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