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Important Asian Works of Art

by California Asian Art Auction Gallery USA


252 lots with images

December 16, 2012

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 PAIR OF CHINESE FLAMBE GLAZED LARGE VASES

Lot 101: A PAIR OF CHINESE FLAMBE GLAZED LARGE VASES

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Description: The large vases feature straight necks, ovoid shaped bottom, and flambe color with some blue hue.

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A CHINESE

Lot 102: A CHINESE "SPIRAL" JADE RING ORNAMENT

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Description: This jade ring ornament is of spinach green color, with mesmerizing spiral patterns carved on and around the ring; brown string attached, with an amber bead.

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A PAIR OF LARGE CHINESE WOOD STANDS WITH CLOISONNE TOP

Lot 103: A PAIR OF LARGE CHINESE WOOD STANDS WITH CLOISONNE TOP

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Description: This pair of stands have short hexagon shaped bases, and a cloisonne inset on the surface. Many branches bestrew the cloisonne, a lotus flower in full bloom in the center, six bats open eyes around the flower. Leaves and many symbols of longevity around the wood side. Each base is supported by six linked feet.

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A CHINESE PAINTED CERAMIC CENSER

Lot 104: A CHINESE PAINTED CERAMIC CENSER

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Description: This brown censer sits on three strong legs with intricate patterns wrapped around the body. Noticeable areas are faded to a golden hue. Two handles sits symmetrically on the side. Mark of "QIANLONG" on the bottom.

Condition Report: Minor color loss.

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A CHINESE DARK RED GLAZED VASE

Lot 105: A CHINESE DARK RED GLAZED VASE

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Description: This well-glazed dark red vase has a flat base that progressively extrudes into a wide body and wider shoulders. A small thin neck rises from the strong shoulder and forms a slightly bigger opening for the mouth. Mark of "QIANLONG".

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A TIBETAN GILT-BRONZE DEITY FIGURE

Lot 106: A TIBETAN GILT-BRONZE DEITY FIGURE

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Description: This gilt-bronze Tibetan deity is seated on a raised lotus throne, with one foot stretching out slightly. He is dressed in colorful and ornate clothes, complete with decorated headdress, earrings, necklace, and arm bands. He holds a fruit in one hand, while pointing towards a stack of food in front of him with another hand. He has an aggressive look, with upwards eyebrows, wide open eyes, and slight smirk.

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A CHINESE RED GLAZED

Lot 107: A CHINESE RED GLAZED "LION" TRIPOD CENSER

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Description: This well potted red glazed tripod censer features scattered painted gold, on body, lid, handles, and patterns. The three cone shaped feet rises quickly to a round body, with two beast masks as handles, to a slightly waisted neck. The cover has a single lion on top, along with pierced carvings of Chinese coins. Original wooden stand fits the tripod perfect, and added a linked ring to the three legs for support. Mark of "QIANLONG".

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A CHINESE ROBIN'S EGG GLAZE HANDLED CENSER

Lot 108: A CHINESE ROBIN'S EGG GLAZE HANDLED CENSER

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Description: This well potted and beautifully glazed censer has a robin's egg glaze all around, slightly short ring foot expands to round body, leading to two round handles, and ends with waisted neck with everted rim. Mark of "YONGZHENG".

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A RARE AND LARGE CHINESE CARVED RHINOCEROS HORN

Lot 109: A RARE AND LARGE CHINESE CARVED RHINOCEROS HORN

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Description: This gorgeous rhinoceros horn carving features amazing pierced carving, rich brown to honey tone color, and incredible craftsmanship. The pierced carving consists of well dressed elders, raucous men, playful children, wandering deer, sturdy water buffalos, blooming flowers, intertwining pine trees, and ripe fruits. The horn's wide base is of rounded rectangular shape, with good age patina throughout.

Condition Report: Minor age related imperfections.

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A CHINESE IMPERIAL AMBER SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 110: A CHINESE IMPERIAL AMBER SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: This well-made snuff bottle rests on a small flat foot that rises into a triangular shaped body with various images all around. The coral stopper resembles a fiery geyser gushing upwards. Images on the body includes a butterfly, a cicada, and a fruit tree. A radial leaf pattern can be seen on the neck of the snuff bottle.

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A GILT AND MULTI-COLORED BUDDIST CARVING

Lot 111: A GILT AND MULTI-COLORED BUDDIST CARVING

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Description: This wood carving consists of central figure Buddha seated on the lotus throne, with his eyes gazed downward and his hand touching the Earth. The Buddha is surrounded by a number of Bodhisattva and worshippers. The piece is painted with multiple colors, with gilt applied to bodies of figures.

Condition Report: Minor color loss.

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A GILT-BRONZE STUPA

Lot 112: A GILT-BRONZE STUPA

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Description: This stupa was casted with four Buddha, each in dhyanasana and had fiery aura around them. The bottom of the stupa was casted in lotus petal, rising to a bell shaped form. It is completed with a wood stand.

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A BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA

Lot 113: A BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA

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Description: This Buddha was casted in dhyanasana, with left hand in dhyanamudra and right hand in bhumisparsamudra. He was dressed in undergarments and hanging drape on the back, with half bare shoulder. The Buddha had narrow face with downcast eyes flanked by the long pierced earlobes, and the hair in tight curls.

Condition Report: Minor age related damage.

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A GILT-BRONZE BUDDHA

Lot 114: A GILT-BRONZE BUDDHA

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Description: This Buddha is seated on a raised lotus throne, legs crossed is dhyanasana, left hand holding a branch of flower, and right hand in mudra; the Buddha has long earlobes, hair fashioned into tall chignon, serene expression, and wears long robe half revealing right shoulder and chest; a line of characters imprinted on the back, and a pattern on the bottom of base.

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A PAIR OF CHINESE AGARWOOD CARVED GUANYIN FIGURES

Lot 115: A PAIR OF CHINESE AGARWOOD CARVED GUANYIN FIGURES

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Description: This pair of intricately carved agarwood figures depict seated Guanyin holding different items; both Guanyin are seated on raised lotus pads, legs crossed in dhyanasana, wears long cascading robes, with serene expression; one Guanyin holds a branched lotus flower in her left hand, while the other Guanyin holds a Ruyi in the right hand. The pair comes with rosewood stands.

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A RHINOCEROS HORN CARVED BODHIDHARMA FIGURE

Lot 116: A RHINOCEROS HORN CARVED BODHIDHARMA FIGURE

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Description: This intricately carved Bodhidharma is seated on the ground, right leg acting as base, left leg kneeling, acting as support; wearing long cascading robe left open at chest, eyes closed, he rests his bearded chin on the back of his hands, on top of his left knee.

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A GILT REPOUSSE SHAKYAMUNI ORNAMENT

Lot 117: A GILT REPOUSSE SHAKYAMUNI ORNAMENT

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Description: This gilt-bronze piece consist of three smaller pieces; in the center, Shakyamuni is seated in dhyanasana, two hands clamped together in praying form; the Buddha has a serene expression, with eyes closed; he has long earlobes, wears half covered robe, and has a fire pattern surrounding him.

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A CHINESE CALIGRAPHY OF YUE FEI'S

Lot 118: A CHINESE CALIGRAPHY OF YUE FEI'S "CHU SHI BIAO" SCROLL

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Description: This scroll is an old calligraphy of Song Dynasty's "Yue Fei's Chu Shi Biao", a document from general Yue Fei that petitions the government for attacking enemies. The long scroll was hand written on paper, and starts with a portrait painting, then continues on with very long petition. The scroll ends with signature and seal marks attributed to "YUE FEI".

Condition Report: Age related damage.

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A PAIR OF CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY SCROLLS, RHYMING COUPLET

Lot 119: A PAIR OF CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY SCROLLS, RHYMING COUPLET

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Description: This pair of well written calligraphy scrolls is a set of rhyming couplet, with each scroll having five Chinese characters. Artist seal marks attributed to "YU YOUREN".

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TWO CHINESE FRAMED PAINTINGS,

Lot 120: TWO CHINESE FRAMED PAINTINGS, "EAGLE" AND "HORSE"

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Description: One painting depicts a soaring eagle, flying with wings wide open, claws spread, eyes determined, ready to swoop down. The other painting depicts a young horse, turning back slightly, looking to its right with mouth open. Both paintings contain artist seal marks attribute to "XU BEIHONG".

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COMPLETE SET OF BODHI LEAF OF EIGHTEEN ARHATS

Lot 121: COMPLETE SET OF BODHI LEAF OF EIGHTEEN ARHATS

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Description: This complete set includes eighteen Bodhi leaf drawings of Eighteen Arhats. The leaves, paired in two, are enclosed in blue colored paper, with similar size and shapes. Each Arhat is portrayed vividly, with different clothes, expressions, actions, and positions.

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A RARE AND LARGE CHINESE CARVED LACQUER FLOOR SCREEN

Lot 122: A RARE AND LARGE CHINESE CARVED LACQUER FLOOR SCREEN

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Description: This rare and large carved lacquer screen consists of a round circular carved screen sitting atop of a similarly constructed lacquer base. The diameter of circular screen is 41 inches (104 cm), and depicts a scene of well worshipping from the various Deities. The back of the screen was delicately incised with seven lotus flowers and banana leaves. The base is consisted of two separate sections. The front of the upper section was delicately carved with a pair of five clawed dragons pursuing a sacred pearl, while the back is carved with the patterns of cloud formations. The lower section of the stand is carved in the form of a rectangular plinth resting on four legs.

Condition Report: Some minor cracks, missing pieces, chips, and other age related imperfections.

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A CHINESE CARVED

Lot 123: A CHINESE CARVED "TWIN DRAGONS" MOUNTAIN

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Description: This intricately carved jade mountain depict a pair of five clawed dragons pursuing a sacred pearl on top of the mountain. There are also some pine trees growing out of the cliff surface. The carvings, color, and patina of this jade mountain are excellent.

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A SET OF EIGHT CHINESE SHOUSHAN STONE SEALS

Lot 124: A SET OF EIGHT CHINESE SHOUSHAN STONE SEALS

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Description: The eight (8) Shoushan stone seals depict scenes of mountains, people, and trees of different sizes with a single artist mark on the bottom. The seals are dark yellow in hue with tinted and shaded spots around.

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A CHINESE BRONZE CENSER

Lot 125: A CHINESE BRONZE CENSER

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Description: This dark brown censer stands on three legs with a wide body that quickly narrows to the top and extrudes slightly outwards. Two handles are placed parallel on each side. Mark of "QIANLONG" on the bottom.

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A CHINESE CARVED

Lot 126: A CHINESE CARVED "DRAGON" HANDLE BRONZE CENSER

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Description: This dark brown censer stands firmly on three legs . Two dragons with the curly mane, grasping open mouths and spouting water. Mark of "ZHENGDE" on the bottom.

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A CHINESE TAOIST FIGURE PEWTER CANDLESTICK HOLDER

Lot 127: A CHINESE TAOIST FIGURE PEWTER CANDLESTICK HOLDER

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Description: This candlestick holder is composed of a lotus pad, clouds and butterfly, a Chinese Taoist Deity and a stage-like platform. Entire candlestick holder is made of pewter, except the Deity's head, which is carved of wood.

Condition Report: Minor age related damage.

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A CHINESE CARVED

Lot 128: A CHINESE CARVED "WATERFALL SCENE" BAMBOO PIECE

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Description: This piece is carved meticulously out of a section of bamboo branch. It depicts a landscape scene with three scholars among pine groves and soaring mountain ranges.

Condition Report: Minor cracks.

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A CHINESE KNIFE WITH JADEITE HANDLE AND CLOISONNE ENAMEL SILVER SHEATH

Lot 129: A CHINESE KNIFE WITH JADEITE HANDLE AND CLOISONNE ENAMEL SILVER SHEATH

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Description: This steel blade knife with jadeite handle is completed with a cloisonne enamel silver sheath. The sheath is decorated with eight sacred objects.

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JAPAN'S

Lot 130: JAPAN'S "DECLARATION OF WAR" AGAINST USA AND GREAT BRITAIN, 1941

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Description: This document was issued by the Japanese Emperor, declaring war against the United States and Great Britain, during World War II. The document opens to a full Japanese document, and can be folded into cover easily.

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A GROUP OF THREE BUDDHA FIGURES AND ONE BELL

Lot 131: A GROUP OF THREE BUDDHA FIGURES AND ONE BELL

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Description: This set consists of a single gilt bronze bell and three Buddha figures of different colors and postures. The standing Buddha is dressed in loose drapes dangling down to its ankles; the second Buddha sits comfortably with eyes completely closed in a meditating position; and the last Buddha is in dancing postures with his hands extending out in a very expressive position. All four objects sits on top of an elongated wood stand. The bell is from the Tang Dynasty period, and other three Buddha are from the Qing Dynasty period.

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A PAIR OF CHINESE ENAMEL YIXING WASHER BASINS

Lot 132: A PAIR OF CHINESE ENAMEL YIXING WASHER BASINS

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Description: This pair of large everted rim washer basins were decorated with many auspicious flowers on the rim. The center of both washers were decorated with landscape scenes, depicting fishing boats, mountain, houses, trees and flying wild geese. The side wall of one of the washer was decorated with floral patterns, and other with the eight sacred treasures.

Condition Report: Minor age related damage inside.

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A LARGE CHINESE EXPORT FAMILLE ROSE VASE

Lot 133: A LARGE CHINESE EXPORT FAMILLE ROSE VASE

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Description: This export vase with a long neck and globular body is decorated with floral patterns and two roundels of five clawed dragons, and two other roundels with flying phoenix. The two roundels on the long neck was decorated with lotus blossom on one, and peony flowers on other. In between the six roundels there are six Chinese character "Shou", signifying the wishful longevity. The vase is completed with a hardwood stand.

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A CHINESE RED GLAZED TWO HANDLE JAR

Lot 134: A CHINESE RED GLAZED TWO HANDLE JAR

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Description: This jar features wide opening, short neck, and ovoid shaped body; two small handles on the side; circular rings on the body and neck. It is engraved with wave patterns.

Condition Report: Minor age related damage.

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A CHINESE RED CLAY POTTERY FIGURE OF A LADY MUSICIAN

Lot 135: A CHINESE RED CLAY POTTERY FIGURE OF A LADY MUSICIAN

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Description: This pottery figure depicts a female musician playing the traditional Chinese instrument Pipa. She was sculpted in kneeling position, with head held high, and serene facial expressions. She is dressed in full length robe, and a tall headdress.

Condition Report: Age related imperfections.

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A CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE

Lot 136: A CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE "DRAGONS" CANDY COVERED BOX

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Description: This covered box depicts two dragons chasing after a sacred pearl amidst of floating clouds. A similar pair of dragons is also depicted on the outside wall of the base. The interior was divided into five separated compartments, each decorated with a famille rose flower branch. The base bears a mark of four Chinese characters.

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A PAIR OF CHINESE ARCHAIC BRONZE BELLS

Lot 137: A PAIR OF CHINESE ARCHAIC BRONZE BELLS

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Description: This pair of bells are gourd shaped, each with two fringes with bell openings placed prominently at the bottom, and each casted with a circular ring on the top. The pair with two display hanger stands.

Condition Report: Age related rust and damage.

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A PAIR OF CHINESE CARVED JADE LONGEVITY ANIMAL FIGURES

Lot 138: A PAIR OF CHINESE CARVED JADE LONGEVITY ANIMAL FIGURES

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Description: Each figure depicted a pair of crane and turtle, looking towards the same direction. The design signifies longevity, and the pair came with matching wood stands designed with lotus flower patterns.

Condition Report: Minor age related damage.

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Lot 139: A CHINESE "SHOU" CHARACTER JADE PENDANT

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Description: This impressive carved jade pendant depicts one hundred ways of writing Chinese character "Shou", indicating long life of one hundred years or more.

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Lot 140: A CHINESE "ELDER & CHILD" JADE PENDANT

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Description: This jade pendant features an elder and child playing in a garden setting, both with a broad smiling face. The back of the pendant was carved with six archaic Chinese characters.

Condition Report: Minor age related damage.

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A WELL CARVED CHINESE WHITE JADE PENDANT

Lot 141: A WELL CARVED CHINESE WHITE JADE PENDANT

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Description: This long rectangular shaped jade pendant was carved with armor and thunder patterns.

Condition Report: One corner slightly chipped.

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A CHINESE HETIAN WHITE JADE SEAL

Lot 142: A CHINESE HETIAN WHITE JADE SEAL

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Description: This beautiful white jade seal was of Hetian origin. One phase of the seal was carved with design of magpie bird perched on a blossoming peach branch. The carving nicely retained some part of original skin in the composition. The other side of the seal was carved with four Chinese characters: "XI SHANG MEI SHAO", signifying the arrival of happiness and prosperity.

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A CHINESE THREE COLORED JADEITE BANGLE

Lot 143: A CHINESE THREE COLORED JADEITE BANGLE

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Description: This bangle has three beautiful tones of color, including jade-green and neutral violet. The green gradates into the violet, forming a smooth transition of mixed colors.

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A CHINESE MELON FORM JADE SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 144: A CHINESE MELON FORM JADE SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: This jade snuff bottle was carved in the form of a melon, with a tiny spider crawling on the side.

Condition Report: Missing stopper.

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Lot 145: A CHINESE "LOTUS" JADE PENDANT

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Description: This jade pendant is pierced carved with a composition of a lotus blossom along with two bulbing buds.

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A CHINESE PIERCE CARVED JADE PENDANT

Lot 146: A CHINESE PIERCE CARVED JADE PENDANT

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Description: This jade pendant is pierced carved with design of a Chinese character "Shou" in the center, fringed by two dragons. It symbolizes a wish for longevity.

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A CHINESE MELON FORM JADE SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 147: A CHINESE MELON FORM JADE SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: This jade snuff bottle is carved in the form of round melon shape and a flat base. The body is decorated with a continuous pattern of flute, and the bottle was completed with a red color coral stopper.

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A CHINESE WHITE JADE

Lot 148: A CHINESE WHITE JADE "MYTHICAL BEASTS" BELT BUCKLE

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Description: One of the two-piece white jade belt buckles features the design of a mythical Qilin flying over cloud, and other piece with a peacock walking along the flower patch.

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A CHINESE CARVED STONE SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 149: A CHINESE CARVED STONE SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: This stone snuff bottle is of flattened ovoid shape, with outside resembling pineapple exterior.

Condition Report: Visible crack, missing spoon.

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A CHINESE JADE CARVED HANDLING PIECE

Lot 150: A CHINESE JADE CARVED HANDLING PIECE

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Description: The jade handling piece was delicately carved with a seated monk, accompanied by a monkey. The monk was well carved with a serene expression, holding a peach with his right hand, and the monkey is trying to grab the peach from the monk.

Condition Report: Many cracks.

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