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Auction Description for California Asian Art Auction Gallery USA: Important Asian Works of Art
Viewing Notes:
Preview Dates: December 13th, 14th, and 15th Preview Time: 11AM to 5PM PST

Important Asian Works of Art

(252 Lots)

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 CHINESE JADEITE BANGLE

Lot 151: A CHINESE JADEITE BANGLE

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Description: This round jadeite bangle consists of multiple tones of green and is perfectly smooth all around.

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A RARE CHINESE CARVED CORAL FIGURAL GROUP OF

Lot 152: A RARE CHINESE CARVED CORAL FIGURAL GROUP OF "EIGHT IMMORTALS"

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Description: This figural group of Eight Immortals is delicately carved out of a natural branch of coral. The carvings were skillful and naturalistic, the postures and expressions of each Immortal are different and each carries a signatory religious symbol. The rest of the coral branch was carved with a pine tree and two cranes flying above. Weight: 3710 gram (included stand)

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A GILT-BRONZE STATUE OF AMITAYUS BUDDHA

Lot 153: A GILT-BRONZE STATUE OF AMITAYUS BUDDHA

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Description: This well casted Amitayus Buddha is seated in dhyanasana with hands in dhyanamudra on the pierced platform. The Buddha wears a delicate and beautiful headdress, half open robe draped below the platform, and intricate ornaments around neck and arms. Mark of "QIANLONG" on the front of platform.

Condition Report: Age related wear.

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A GILT-LACQUER BRONZE STATUE OF MATSU

Lot 154: A GILT-LACQUER BRONZE STATUE OF MATSU

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Description: The Matsu was finely casted to sit on a lost platform. She has a serene and smiling expression, holding two bell-like cymbals.

Condition Report: Age related wear.

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A GILT-BRONZE STATUE OF AMITABHA

Lot 155: A GILT-BRONZE STATUE OF AMITABHA

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Description: This well casted Amitabha Budda is seated in dhyanasana with hands in dhyanamudra on a wood carved lotus stand. His eyes downcast and face with a serene expression. The Buddha wears fully draped robe, and among the dark blue curled locks of hair was inset with an amber colored bead.

Condition Report: Age related wear.

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A CHINESE

Lot 156: A CHINESE "LOTUS FLOWER" BRUSH PAINTING

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Description: This ink brush painting depicting one fully bloomed lotus flower and two emerging buds, growing under the large lotus leaves. The painting bears three seal marks attributed to "ZHANG DAQIAN".

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A SET OF FOUR CHINESE PAINTED PORCELAIN PANELS

Lot 157: A SET OF FOUR CHINESE PAINTED PORCELAIN PANELS

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Description: The four porcelain panels depicting a common theme of children's game. One panel shows children playing war games, one panel shows children playing with kite and toy cart, one panel shows children playing with water tank, and one panel shows children planting plants. All porcelain panels are set in wood frames, each decorated with mother of pearls. All four panels bear a two sentences colophon with signatures attributed to "WANG DAFAN".

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A FRAMED CHINESE

Lot 158: A FRAMED CHINESE "LADY" PAINTING

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Description: This painting depicts a lady from the Chinese book "Dream of the Red Mansion". She sits leisurely among the flowers, with dreamy expression. She wears delicate hairpins and slightly exposed robe. Artist mark appears on the top left side.

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A FRAMED CHINESE INK PAINTING OF HERMIT NI

Lot 159: A FRAMED CHINESE INK PAINTING OF HERMIT NI

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Description: This painting depicts the famed story of Hermit Ni ordering his attendant washing the sycamore tree. A Chinese colophon and an artist seal appear on the upper right hand corner of the painting.

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A FRAMED SILK PAINTING OF SHAKYAMUNI

Lot 160: A FRAMED SILK PAINTING OF SHAKYAMUNI

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Description: This painting consist of a Shakyamuni on a raised lotus platform, surrounded by other Buddha. Shakyamuni is in dhyanasana, right hand raised in vitarka mudra, the left hand held in dhyana mudra above the lap. All other Buddha looking toward Shakyamuni, are adorning in awe.

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A JAPANESE CARVED IVORY ORNAMENTED GUANYIN FIGURAL GROUP

Lot 161: A JAPANESE CARVED IVORY ORNAMENTED GUANYIN FIGURAL GROUP

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Description: This figural group consist of a large Guanyin, arising behind a landscaping carving. Human figures, waterfall, pine trees, and wooden bridges. The mountain range was carved out of wood, inset with ivory carved pine trees, boulders, and human figures.

Condition Report: Minor age related damage.

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A PAIR OF LARGE CHINESE INCISE CARVED IVORY TUSKS

Lot 162: A PAIR OF LARGE CHINESE INCISE CARVED IVORY TUSKS

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Description: This large ivory tusks are set in two wooden stands, with tip pointing each other forming a rounded moon gate. Both tusks incise carved with theme of children playing on the open landscape. The pair of wooden stands each carved with an elephant triumphantly raising its trunk, and mouth open with joy.

Condition Report: Stands fitting show damage due to weight of tusks.

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A CHINESE CARVED HORNBILL CENSER

Lot 163: A CHINESE CARVED HORNBILL CENSER

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Description: This well carved hornbill censer stands on three legs and rises to a firm round body. There are ten red color hornbill dots on the shoulder of the censer, and the two handles of the censer were carved in the form of phoenix head and tail. The handles are connected together with a 7 inches interlocking hornbill chain. The two chains are connected at end with a hornbill carved hanger. The cover of the censer was carved in the patterns of inverted lotus petals and terminated in the form of a gourd. The censer is completed with a wooden stand.

Condition Report: Minor crack on chain.

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A CHINESE AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 164: A CHINESE AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: This well-carved Chinese agate snuff bottle rests on a short foot and expands in a rectangular shape towards the top. Beautiful carvings of black and brown fishes are located on the front and back side of the bottle. The stopper is constructed of a half sphere agate and golden painted rim. several Chinese characters are carved on the side of the black fishes.

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A CHINESE AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 165: A CHINESE AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: This Chinese agate snuff bottle sits on a short foot and rises upwards in a rectangular body shape. The bottle is perfectly smooth on the back with a carving of fish and leaf in the front. Different tones of light brown runs throughout the bottle. The rounded stopper sits comfortably at the same width level of the neck.

Condition Report: Missing spoon.

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A PAIR OF CHINESE SLIP-DECORATED SNUFF BOTTLES

Lot 166: A PAIR OF CHINESE SLIP-DECORATED SNUFF BOTTLES

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Description: The cylindrical shaped long snuff bottle with sharp and slightly flaring neck, painted with enamel-covered slip with designs of plum blossom on one bottle and the Eight Immortal Emblems on the other. The stopper for one bottle is consist of jade like stone, and other is consist of red coral.

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THREE CHINESE INSIDE PAINTED SNUFF BOTTLES

Lot 167: THREE CHINESE INSIDE PAINTED SNUFF BOTTLES

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Description: The set of three glass snuff bottles have a flat base that rises to a short neck. The stoppers are made of glass, lacquer, and coral, all red-orange in hue. The snuff bottles are beautifully inside painted of landscape scenery on one side, and Chinese characters colophon on the other.

Condition Report: One snuff bottle is missing spoon.

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A GROUP OF SIX ASSORTED CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLES

Lot 168: A GROUP OF SIX ASSORTED CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLES

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Description: This assorted group of snuff bottles consist of various age, materials, shapes, and forms.

Condition Report: Minor age related damage.

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A CHINESE BROWN GLAZED SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 169: A CHINESE BROWN GLAZED SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: The dark-brown glazed snuff bottle rests on a flat base that gradually widens up to the shoulders. The short neck supports the cylindrical dark-green jadeite stopper.

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A CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING OF SPRING THEME

Lot 170: A CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING OF SPRING THEME

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Description: This painting of blossoming flowers and narcissus signifying the arrival of spring. It also depicts a basket of Buddha Hand citrus to signify the wish for prosperity and longevity. Chinese colophon on the left side, attributed to "WANG SHISHEN".

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A SET OF FOUR FRAMED CHINESE

Lot 171: A SET OF FOUR FRAMED CHINESE "BAMBOO" PAINTINGS

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Description: This set of four Chinese ink paintings shows the artist's renditions of the bamboo tree. The execution of the drawings is simple but yet elegant. All four paintings bear the artist mark of "GUANQIAO".

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A FRAMED CHINESE  PAINTING OF A GARDEN SCENE

Lot 172: A FRAMED CHINESE PAINTING OF A GARDEN SCENE

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Description: This painting depicts a garden scene of three individuals in the garden, and two looking out inside the window. A long colophon was written on the upper right hand corner, and signature attributed to "HUA YAN".

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A FRAMED CHINESE

Lot 173: A FRAMED CHINESE "MOUNTAIN RANGE" PAINTING

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Description: This painting depicts a panoramic scene of a mountain range in the front, and farmlands and village afar. Artist mark attributed to "MAN SHI".

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A SET OF FOUR CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY SCROLLS

Lot 174: A SET OF FOUR CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY SCROLLS

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Description: This set of calligraphy scrolls each have three columns of Chinese words. Artist mark attributed to "FU XINYU".

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A FRAMED CHINESE

Lot 175: A FRAMED CHINESE "LADY" PAINTING

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Description: This framed painting depicts a lady, holding a small pike-like tool and a basket, standing outdoor near water stream. Her expression was calm, and her head was slightly leaning forward. A long Chinese colophon appears on the top right hand corner, with artist signature attributed to "LI XIA".

Condition Report: Sign of damage on the painting.

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A FRAMED CHINESE INK PAINTING

Lot 176: A FRAMED CHINESE INK PAINTING

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Description: This framed ink painting shows a scholar accompany by his attendant riding a donkey on the journey. The scholar wearing a hat and rain coat in the front, the attendant looking tired is resting against the scholar's back. A long Chinese colophon appear on the top right hand corner, with an artist signature.

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A CHINESE GILT SILVER WASHER BASIN

Lot 177: A CHINESE GILT SILVER WASHER BASIN

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Description: This basin is of gilt silver, with detailed gilt bird designs on the exterior wall. The two opposite gilt bronze handles were connected to the basin with a closed loop, and the ream of the basin is in foliate form.

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A CHINESE AMBER SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 178: A CHINESE AMBER SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: This well carved amber snuff bottle is of ovoid form, with the body slightly tapered towards the base, and the shoulders curved up to the mouth, which is terminated with an ivory trim. The stopper is also constructed of ivory, and a piece of semi spherical malachite.

Condition Report: Minor age related damage.

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A LARGE CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE

Lot 179: A LARGE CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE "LOTUS" DESIGN JARDINIERE

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Description: This large jardiniere was heavily potted with deep ovoid sides, well painted with the design of lotus flowers and vines. The base is decorated with a ring of lotus petals pattern. The bottom was left unglazed.

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A CHINESE IRON RED PASTE BOX

Lot 180: A CHINESE IRON RED PASTE BOX

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Description: This paste box is well executed in iron red of flowers and butterfly patterns for the cover, and the base box is bordered with a ring of "LEI WEN" pattern on the exterior, while the interior was executed in turquoise colored glaze. The bottom is also turquoise glazed with a six character "JIAQING" mark.

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A CHINESE DOUCAI DISH WITH

Lot 181: A CHINESE DOUCAI DISH WITH "SHOU" CHARACTER

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Description: With shallow rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, the interior painted with a medallion of a Chinese "SHOU" character and branches of peaches among a Taihu rock and Lingzhi mushrooms. The design signifies the wish for longevity. The design for the outside wall is similarly executed, base with a Chinese six character "YONGZHENG" mark.

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A CHINESE

Lot 182: A CHINESE "RU" GLAZED VASE

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Description: This well executed pear shaped vase is covered with light sky blue color, imitating the famous "RU" glaze of Song Dynasty. Mark of "QIANLONG" on the bottom.

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A CARVED CHINESE

Lot 183: A CARVED CHINESE "DUAN" STONE TABLE SCREEN

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Description: This "Duan" stone table screen was skillfully carved using the different layers of the stone to depict a landscape scene of mountain ranges, water front, and villages.

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A PAIR OF LARGE CHINESE CLOISONNE ENAMEL

Lot 184: A PAIR OF LARGE CHINESE CLOISONNE ENAMEL "LONGEVITY" VASES

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Description: This pair of large cloisonne enamel vases each has globular body with long neck, the whole body decorated with flowering peach branches and flying bats. The mouth is bordered with a band of Ruyi patterns. The bottom bears a three character mark.

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A CHINESE CARVED ZITAN LONG TABLE

Lot 185: A CHINESE CARVED ZITAN LONG TABLE

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Description: This Zitan single panel set into a rectangular frame above a waisted apron. The waist is fully carved with lingzhi, pierced carved flowers, and is slightly separated into four sections. The apron has delicately carved flowers, extending the carvings down to top part of the legs. The legs terminated in carved hoof feet.

Condition Report: Minor crack in center.

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A LARGE CHINESE MARBLE AND BURLWOOD FLOOR SCREEN WITH ROSEWOOD STAND

Lot 186: A LARGE CHINESE MARBLE AND BURLWOOD FLOOR SCREEN WITH ROSEWOOD STAND

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Description: This large rectangular floor screen consists of a burlwood frame, inset with three panels of marble, and raised on a dark rosewood trestle stand carved with dragons, and cloud patterns.

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A CHINESE CARVED WHITE JADE BELT HOOK

Lot 187: A CHINESE CARVED WHITE JADE BELT HOOK

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Description: This jade belt hook with Chilong along the shaft confronting a dragon terminal, with a knob on reverse.

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A JADE MUGHAL STYLE

Lot 188: A JADE MUGHAL STYLE "CHRYSANTHEMUM" PLATE

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Description: This Mughal style chrysanthemum plate was expertly executed to achieve an extremely thin wall. The plate rests on small foot ring, with bottom bears a four character "QIANLONG" mark.

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A CHINESE JADE SNUFF BOTTLE

Lot 189: A CHINESE JADE SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: This well hollowed jade snuff bottle is of vase form, with long ovoid body, short and straight neck, and a flat base.

Condition Report: Missing spoon.

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A CHINESE

Lot 190: A CHINESE "LONGEVITY" JADE PENDANT

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Description: This jade pendant is of flattened cylindrical shape; on one side, eight Chinese deity symbols surrounds the Chinese character "Longevity"; on other side, twelve lively carved Chinese zodiac animals encircles the "Longevity" word.

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A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE LOTUS PATTERNED DISH

Lot 191: A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE LOTUS PATTERNED DISH

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Description: This well executed dish was painted with a carefully drawn pattern of a composite floral band bearing different stylized flower heads including lotus, peony camellia and chrysanthemum on continuous scrolling stems with varied foliage around the interior and exterior and in the central medallion, a border of classic scroll cresting wave below the rim on the interior repeated above the foot on the exterior. The bottom remained unglazed.

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A CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE JAR WITH STAND

Lot 192: A CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE JAR WITH STAND

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Description: This jar was delicately painted with four branches of flowers, consisting of poppy flowers, peony, carnelian, and narcissus. The body is thinly potted with a everted rim. The bottom bears a twelve character "DAOGUANG" mark.

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A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE BUDDHISM SYMBOL PLATES

Lot 193: A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE BUDDHISM SYMBOL PLATES

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Description: This thinly potted shallow plates with the interior enameled seven Buddhism symbols, the center enameled with lotus flowers border by a ring of eight sacred treasures. The plate sits on a shallow base and bottom bears a square red markings with Sanskrit characters.

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A CHINESE CARVED WHITE JADE BELT HOOK

Lot 194: A CHINESE CARVED WHITE JADE BELT HOOK

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Description: This jade belt hook with Chilong along the shaft confronting a dragon terminal, with a knob on reverse.

Condition Report: Minor age related damage.

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AN INLAID LACQUERED HARDWOOD TABLE SCREEN

Lot 195: AN INLAID LACQUERED HARDWOOD TABLE SCREEN

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Description: This table screen center panel was embellished with jade, coral, soap stone, mother of pearl, and ivory to depict a garden scene. The panel is mounted in another frame supported in a hardwood stand.

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A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN PLAQUE WITH ZITAN WOOD FRAME

Lot 196: A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN PLAQUE WITH ZITAN WOOD FRAME

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Description: This hanging plaque is consists of a circular blue and white panel painted with children playing in the garden setting. The panel was mounted in an outer Zitan frame.

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A CHINESE MAROON GLAZED CERAMIC WASHER

Lot 197: A CHINESE MAROON GLAZED CERAMIC WASHER

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Description: This well potted washer is covered with maroon glaze and decorated with "LEI WEN" pattern at the foot and mouth of the washer. The center consists of a molded band of Chilong dragon. The bottom is also maroon glazed, with a six character "QIANLONG" mark.

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A CHINESE FAMILLE-ROSE SEATED GUANYIN STATUE

Lot 198: A CHINESE FAMILLE-ROSE SEATED GUANYIN STATUE

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Description: This famille rose Guanyin statue was executed with a serene face, half open eyes, and smiling mouth. She is dressed in well detailed robe with maroon colored scarf donning over her head. She is seated in dhyanasana, with her hands holding a medallion painted with a Yin-Yang symbol. The original wooden stand bears a bronze plaque stating: "PRESENTED TO F. H. CLOVER ESQ BY THE CHINESE ENGINEERING STAFF HONG KONG TRAMWAYS LTD", and a well wishing phrase of eight Chinese characters.

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Lot 199: A CHINESE "FALL SEASON" HANGING VASE

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Description: This hanging vase, with two side handles, was painted with a magpie bird perching on a leafy branch and two chrysanthemum flowers in front it. The composition signifies the arrival of autumn season. A short Chinese colophon appeared on the upper left corner of the vase.

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A SET OF CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE

Lot 200: A SET OF CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE "DRAGON" PLATES

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Description: Each of the well potted chrysanthemum plates was painted with a figural medallion in the center, and circled by two pairs of dragons pursuing the sacred pearls.

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