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Auction Description for I.M. Chait: Asian & international Fine Arts Auction
Viewing Notes:
Fine Japanese antiques including: ivories, netsuke, cloisonné, samurai swords, ceramics and pair massive Satsuma jars from a Beverly Hills Estate ; Antique Chinese porcelains including: Imperial Ming and Qing, many mark and of the period; together with Buddhist bronzes, Chinese lacquer, carved jades and large fine color jadeites from 2 Important East Coast Collections; Important antique Chinese 12 panel silk screen, attributed to the court painter Gu Jianlong, from a Southern California Estate and reputed to have originally come from the British Embassy in Beijing; Fine Chinese and African ivory carvings; together with Chinese export silver from a Thousand Oaks Estate and a Northern California Collection; Continental oil paintings including: Edouard Cortes from a German Collection and John Callow from a Century City Residence; Diamond and colored stone jewelry; together with jadeite jewelry from several local Collections; Chinese hardwood furniture including: zitan and huanghuali; together with scroll paintings from a Santa Monica Estate;
Sale Notes:
Beverly Hills Preview: November 13 - 17, 11am - 5pm or by appointment.

Asian & international Fine Arts Auction

(398 Lots)

by I.M. Chait


398 lots with images

November 18, 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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MASSIVE CHINESE HARDWOOD BRUSHPOT

Lot 250: MASSIVE CHINESE HARDWOOD BRUSHPOT

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Description: MASSIVE CHINESE HARDWOOD BRUSHPOT 硬木素筆海 Massive Chinese hardwood, probably Zitan, brushpot; of plain polished cylindrical form with a flat edged rim, slightly raised on three feet; H: 8 7/8"

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CHINESE CARVED HARDWOOD BRUSHPOT

Lot 251: CHINESE CARVED HARDWOOD BRUSHPOT

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Description: CHINESE CARVED HARDWOOD BRUSHPOT 硬木雕蓮紋筆筒 Very heavy Chinese hardwood, probably Zitan, brushpot: of naturalistic form with foliate rim; the body carved with design of lotus blossoms and pods in relief; H: 5 3/8"

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HEAVY CHINESE HARDWOOD BRUSHPOT

Lot 252: HEAVY CHINESE HARDWOOD BRUSHPOT

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Description: HEAVY CHINESE HARDWOOD BRUSHPOT 硬木雕樹下人物紋筆筒 Extremely heavy and elaborately carved, Chinese hardwood, probably Zitan, brushpot; of naturalistic form: with high relief design of a seated scholar taking tea in a leafy grove, flanked by rockery; H: 7 5/8"

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FINE CHINESE HARDWOOD BRUSHPOT

Lot 253: FINE CHINESE HARDWOOD BRUSHPOT

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Description: FINE CHINESE HARDWOOD BRUSHPOT 硬木雕風景人物紋筆筒 Fine Chinese hardwood brushpot; of cylindrical form: with elaborately carved design of scholars in a continuous landscape of a river flowing past pavilions, rockery and trees; H: 7"

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CHINESE FRAGRANT WOOD BRUSHPOT

Lot 254: CHINESE FRAGRANT WOOD BRUSHPOT

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Description: CHINESE FRAGRANT WOOD BRUSHPOT 木雕花鳥紋筆筒 Extremely heavy and large, Chinese fragrant wood brushpot: of thick-walled cylindrical form, with four carved various bird and floral panels in light relief; H: 8 7/8"

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HEAVY CARVED HARDWOOD BRUSHPOT

Lot 255: HEAVY CARVED HARDWOOD BRUSHPOT

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Description: HEAVY CARVED HARDWOOD BRUSHPOT 硬木雕樹樁筆筒 Extremely heavy and thick-walled, Chinese carved hardwood, probably Zitan, brushpot; of naturalistic tree trunk form; H: 6 1/2"

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TWO CHINESE HUANG HUALI BURSHPOTS

Lot 256: TWO CHINESE HUANG HUALI BURSHPOTS

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Description: TWO CHINESE HUANG HUALI BURSHPOTS 黃花梨自然形筆筒 兩件 Two naturalistically carved and unusual, Chinese huang huali wood brushpots; each well polished, displaying beautiful grain: one of somewhat tree trunk form, the other of cylindrical form; H: 6 7/8" (taller)

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CARVED & APPLIQUÉ HARDWOOD BRUSHPOT

Lot 257: CARVED & APPLIQUÉ HARDWOOD BRUSHPOT

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Description: CARVED & APPLIQUÉ HARDWOOD BRUSHPOT 硬木嵌百寶鴛鴦紋筆筒 Chinese hardwood brushpot; of cylindrical form: with finely carved and appliquéd hardstone and shell designs of ducks amid flowering branches with rockery, with bone or ivory inscription and seal mark; H: 7 3/4"

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CHINESE CARVED SPINACH JADE BRUSHPOT

Lot 258: CHINESE CARVED SPINACH JADE BRUSHPOT

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Description: CHINESE CARVED SPINACH JADE BRUSHPOT 碧玉雕祥龍趕珠筆筒 Tall and very elaborately carved, Chinese spinach jade brushpot: of cylindrical form, with design of three writhing dragons contesting a flaming pearl, amid swirling clouds; H: 9 3/8"

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CARVED SPINACH JADE COVERED BOX

Lot 259: CARVED SPINACH JADE COVERED BOX

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Description: CARVED SPINACH JADE COVERED BOX 碧玉雕花卉銘文筆筒 Chinese spinach jade box and cover; of tall cylindrical form: with incised design of lotus blossoms and plum blossom branches; with archaistic calligraphy and seals, seal mark to base; H: 7 3/8"

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FINE CHINESE HARDWOOD COVERED BOX

Lot 260: FINE CHINESE HARDWOOD COVERED BOX

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Description: FINE CHINESE HARDWOOD COVERED BOX 硬木雕穿雲鳳凰方蓋盒 Fine Chinese hardwood rectangular box and cover, probably Zitan: the cover inset with a light colored wood phoenix amid clouds; with channeled sides; L: 11 1/4"

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CHINESE CARVED ZITAN WOOD BOX & COVER

Lot 261: CHINESE CARVED ZITAN WOOD BOX & COVER

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Description: CHINESE CARVED ZITAN WOOD BOX & COVER 硬木雕雲龍紋方蓋盒 Very elaborately carved, Chinese Zitan wood box; of rectangular form: the top beautifully executed with dragons amid auspicious clouds, the sides with repetitive wan patterns; L: 10 1/4"

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SET OF FOUR CHINESE BRUSHES

Lot 262: SET OF FOUR CHINESE BRUSHES

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Description: SET OF FOUR CHINESE BRUSHES 毫筆 四支 Set of four Chinese brushes: each brush with scrimmed ivory handle, depicting various designs with poems and seals; the cases in gilt copper with incised floral garden and auspicious designs, seal marks; L: 14 1/4" (each case)

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TWO CHINESE HARDWOOD BRUSH CASES

Lot 263: TWO CHINESE HARDWOOD BRUSH CASES

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Description: TWO CHINESE HARDWOOD BRUSH CASES 硬木長方盒 兩件 Two Chinese hardwood brush cases; each of rectangular forms with sliding tops, probably Zitan: one with praying mantis and gourd in light colored wood; the other with elaborately carved design of two dragons contesting a flaming pearl; L: 14 1/2" (slightly larger)

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CHINESE CARVED ZITAN WOOD SCROLL BOX

Lot 264: CHINESE CARVED ZITAN WOOD SCROLL BOX

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Description: CHINESE CARVED ZITAN WOOD SCROLL BOX 紫檀木龍紋卷軸盒 Unusual and very elaborately carved, large Chinese Zitan wood scroll box: with design of dragons and crashing waves; framed by geometric borders, the sliding cover with long inscription; silk lined interior; L: 19 5/8"

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CHINESE APPLIQUED HARDWOOD SCROLL BOX

Lot 265: CHINESE APPLIQUED HARDWOOD SCROLL BOX

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Description: CHINESE APPLIQUED HARDWOOD SCROLL BOX 硬木嵌百寶松鶴紋卷軸盒 Chinese carved hardwood, probably Zitan, scroll box: the sliding cover with very finely carved and appliquéd design of crane and pine tree in various shells and hardstones; the sides carved with stylized archaistic dragons; L: 17 3/8"

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5 ANTIQUE CHINESE IVORY & FEATHER FANS

Lot 266: 5 ANTIQUE CHINESE IVORY & FEATHER FANS

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Description: 5 ANTIQUE CHINESE IVORY & FEATHER FANS 象牙柄羽毛扇 五件 Collection of five, antique Chinese feather hand fans; each with between 12-14 feathers set into an ivory mount: three carved, one plain and one with incised panels; all late 19th Century; L: 18 3/4" (each approx.)

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CHINESE CARVED WOOD DAGGER & RUYI

Lot 267: CHINESE CARVED WOOD DAGGER & RUYI

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Description: CHINESE CARVED WOOD DAGGER & RUYI 木雕如意及短劍 Two unusual Chinese wood pieces including: ivory mounted dagger, with elaborately carved wood sheath and handle; together with wood ruyi-form scepter with bamboo motif shaft; L: 13" (largest)

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ANTIQUE CHINESE CARVED JADE SCEPTER

Lot 268: ANTIQUE CHINESE CARVED JADE SCEPTER

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Description: ANTIQUE CHINESE CARVED JADE SCEPTER 玉雕靈芝如意 Naturalistically carved, antique Chinese jade scepter: in the form of a branch with ruyi fungus and with openwork tendrils; the stone of brownish-olive-green coloration with darker suffusions and much rivering throughout; L: 14" (approx.)

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PAIR JADE-INSET HARDWOOD & JADE RUYI

Lot 269: PAIR JADE-INSET HARDWOOD & JADE RUYI

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Description: PAIR JADE-INSET HARDWOOD & JADE RUYI 硬木嵌玉雕如意 兩件 Pair of Chinese hardwood ruyi scepters: each scepter set with three carved celadon jade plaques, and each plaque with dragon design; L:19 1/2" (each approx.)

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CHINESE LAPIS INSET HARDWOOD SCEPTER

Lot 270: CHINESE LAPIS INSET HARDWOOD SCEPTER

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Description: CHINESE LAPIS INSET HARDWOOD SCEPTER 硬木嵌青金石如意 Unusual Chinese hardwood ruyi scepter; set with three carved lapis lazuli plaques: the head plaque with writhing dragon and flaming pearl; center with crane; and bottom with dragon-fish; L: 19 1/2" (approx.)

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CHINESE CARVED WHITE JADE SCEPTER

Lot 271: CHINESE CARVED WHITE JADE SCEPTER

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Description: CHINESE CARVED WHITE JADE SCEPTER 白玉雕靈芝如意 Naturalistically carved, Chinese white jade ruyi scepter; with a lingzhi fungus head: the shaft with some openwork of bats and smaller lingzhi; the stone of fairly even white tone; L: 11 1/4"; Provenance: Property of a Prominent Midwest Collection

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CHINESE SPINACH JADE DRAGON SEAL

Lot 272: CHINESE SPINACH JADE DRAGON SEAL

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Description: CHINESE SPINACH JADE DRAGON SEAL 碧玉龍鈕銘文璽 Finely carved, Chinese spinach jade Imperial-style dragon seal; of square form, surmounted with a coiled dragon finial: the bottom and side panels incised with text in Chinese and Manchu script, and with four-character seal mark to one side; W: 4 1/8"

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CHINESE IMPERIAL-STYLE JADE SEAL

Lot 273: CHINESE IMPERIAL-STYLE JADE SEAL

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Description: CHINESE IMPERIAL-STYLE JADE SEAL 碧玉雙麒麟鈕銘文璽 Well detailed, Chinese Imperial-style spinach jade carved seal: of square form surmounted with double qilin finial, incised with inscriptions on four sides; the base carved in zhuwen, with four-character in Manchu and Chinese, Tianzi Xingbao ('Treasure of the Son of Heaven'); L:4" (approx.); Japanese wood box

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SET OF SEVEN CHINESE JADE 'BOOKS'

Lot 274: SET OF SEVEN CHINESE JADE 'BOOKS'

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Description: SET OF SEVEN CHINESE JADE 'BOOKS' 白玉銘文木封書冊 七本 Set of seven, silk bound Chinese 'books': each numbered and containing four white jade rectangular plaques with incised archaistic calligraphy to either side; each mounted with wood covers, with well detailed carved scrolling flanking the titles; 5" x 3" (each jade plaque approx.); 7 1/2" x 5" (books overall approx.)

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PAIR OF CARVED BEIJING GLASS VASES

Lot 275: PAIR OF CARVED BEIJING GLASS VASES

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Description: PAIR OF CARVED BEIJING GLASS VASES 杏黃玻璃龍紋瓶 一對 Pair of very elaborately carved, Chinese mustard yellow Beijing glass vases: of ovoid forms with flared rims; each with design of dragons chasing flaming pearls, with foliate lappets to neck; seal marks; H: 10 1/2" (each)

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PAIR ANTIQUE INSIDE PAINTED VASES/LAMPS

Lot 276: PAIR ANTIQUE INSIDE PAINTED VASES/LAMPS

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Description: PAIR ANTIQUE INSIDE PAINTED VASES/LAMPS 松綠地金彩人物紋燈 一對 Pair of very unusual and tall, antique Chinese inside painted glass vases: each of elongated baluster forms, and each with very elaborate gilt figural designs on turquoise grounds, 19th Century; H: 24 1/2" (vases only); painted stands and now mounted as lamps

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FINE JAPANESE PLIQUÉ A JOUR LAMP

Lot 277: FINE JAPANESE PLIQUÉ A JOUR LAMP

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Description: FINE JAPANESE PLIQUÉ A JOUR LAMP 日本藝術玻璃花卉紋檯燈 Rare, early 20th Century, Japanese pliqué a jour (transparent cloisonné enamel) lamp on cloisonné base, probably Ando; the mushroom-dome shade with design of brilliant florals, the base of undulated form with blossoms and foliage on a green ground; H: 17 1/4"

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RARE ANTIQUE KAKIEMON PORCELAIN CUP

Lot 278: RARE ANTIQUE KAKIEMON PORCELAIN CUP

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Description: RARE ANTIQUE KAKIEMON PORCELAIN CUP 日本花卉紋瓷杯 Extremely rare, antique Japanese 17th Century Kakiemon porcelain cup; of delicate tapered form, the exterior with hibiscus flowers issuing from rocks, with insects in flight; D: 4"

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JAPANESE STUDIO PORCELAIN TRIPOD JAR

Lot 279: JAPANESE STUDIO PORCELAIN TRIPOD JAR

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Description: JAPANESE STUDIO PORCELAIN TRIPOD JAR 日本荷紋三足蓋罐 Good early 20th Century, Japanese Studio porcelain tripod jar: of bulbous form set on three small feet; signed with Makazu Kozan and with lotus designs in delicate green and pink; the replacement wood cover with carved amethyst finial; H: 6 1/4"; in signed wood box

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PAIR IMPORTANT JAPANESE SATSUMA JARS

Lot 280: PAIR IMPORTANT JAPANESE SATSUMA JARS

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Description: PAIR IMPORTANT JAPANESE SATSUMA JARS 薩摩燒開光花鳥紋罐 一對 Pair of important, massive and highly unusual, early 20th Century Japanese Satsuma glazed earthenware jars; of globular tapered forms, with brilliant grounds of gilt floral mon: decorated with circular and foliate reserves, depicting various bird and floral studies; meticulously detailed and in remarkably pristine condition; signed in gilt seal marks; H: 26 1/8" (each)

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LARGE ANTIQUE JAPANESE BRONZE URN

Lot 281: LARGE ANTIQUE JAPANESE BRONZE URN

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Description: LARGE ANTIQUE JAPANESE BRONZE URN 日式仿古花鳥紋銅尊 Large and antique, Japanese bronze urn; of baluster form with octagonal rim and splayed foot: the body with four bird and floral medallions in relief to either side; the angular handles spilling forth from animalistic heads; the neck and foot with highly stylized patterned lappets, 19th Century; H: 28 1/2"

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THREE VARIOUS ANTIQUE JAPANESE TSUBA

Lot 282: THREE VARIOUS ANTIQUE JAPANESE TSUBA

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Description: THREE VARIOUS ANTIQUE JAPANESE TSUBA 日本刀镡 三件 Group of three antique Japanese tsuba: bronze of foliate form with gilt floral designs; iron of oval form with gilt Shi-shi; together with slightly oval iron with soft metal and gilt design of ducks with plants; D: 2 7/8" (largest approx.)

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ANTIQUE HIROTSUGU SAMURAI SHORT SWORD

Lot 283: ANTIQUE HIROTSUGU SAMURAI SHORT SWORD

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Description: ANTIQUE HIROTSUGU SAMURAI SHORT SWORD 漆鞘日本短刃脇差 Antique Japanese Koto Period, samurai short sword (wakizashi) blade by Hirotsugu: with blade length (nagasa) of 54cm, with a ridged back (iorimune), and with silvered collar (habaki); in a black and red lacquered scabbard (saya)

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ANTIQUE JAPANESE SAMURAI SHORT SWORD

Lot 284: ANTIQUE JAPANESE SAMURAI SHORT SWORD

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Description: ANTIQUE JAPANESE SAMURAI SHORT SWORD 日本短刃脇差 Antique Japanese Koto Period, samurai short sword (wakizashi): with blade length (nagasa) of 43cm, with a ridged back (iorimune); with incised copper collar (habaki), a mixed metal hilt collar (fuchi) and pommel (kashira), and two insect motif ornaments (menuki) to the wrapped handle

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ANTIQUE KANENORI SAMURAI SHORT SWORD

Lot 285: ANTIQUE KANENORI SAMURAI SHORT SWORD

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Description: ANTIQUE KANENORI SAMURAI SHORT SWORD 木鞘日本短刃脇差 Antique Japanese Koto Period, samurai short sword (wakizashi) by Kanenori: the blade length (nagasa) of 51cm, with a medium point (chu-kissaki); the temperline (hamon) of somewhat pointed curves (gunome) and the forging pattern (kitae) of somewhat burl-wood grain (mokume); with a silvered collar (habaki); in a wood storage scabbard (saya)

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ANTIQUE BIZEN SAMURAI LONG SWORD

Lot 286: ANTIQUE BIZEN SAMURAI LONG SWORD

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Description: ANTIQUE BIZEN SAMURAI LONG SWORD 漆鞘日本武士長刀 Antique Japanese Bizen Period, samurai long sword (katana); the blade length (nagasa) of 70cm; with copper collar (habaki) and with attractive floral motif hardware; signed Kagemitsu, with unusual lacquered scabbard (saya);

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ANTIQUE INDONESIAN (KRIS) SWORD

Lot 287: ANTIQUE INDONESIAN (KRIS) SWORD

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Description: ANTIQUE INDONESIAN (KRIS) SWORD 印度尼西亞短刀 Antique Indonesian (probably Balinese) kris; with elaborately carved ivory guard depicting deities amid waves: set with a meteorite steel blade, the gilt bronze handle of figural design, set with 'jewels'; and with a repoussé and gilt scabbard; L: 25 3/4"

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MAORI SPINACH JADE RITUAL CLUB

Lot 288: MAORI SPINACH JADE RITUAL CLUB

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Description: MAORI SPINACH JADE RITUAL CLUB 毛利碧玉短棒 Rare and finely polished, large New Zealand Maori spinach jade ritual club; of flattened form, exhibiting fine color: with stylized figural flange to center, the ends with incised decoration and a drilled hole; L: 15 1/2" (approx.)

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PRE-COLUMBIAN POTTERY FIGURE

Lot 289: PRE-COLUMBIAN POTTERY FIGURE

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Description: PRE-COLUMBIAN POTTERY FIGURE 前哥倫布陶人物 Tall, Pre-Columbian West Coast Mexican red pottery figure; of a seated male warrior, his stylized short arms holding a club, with some painted decoration remaining; probably Colima or Nayarit; H: 18" (approx.); Provenance: Estate of Dr. E.F. Simpson of Los Angeles

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TWO PRE-COLUMBIAN POTTERY PIECES

Lot 290: TWO PRE-COLUMBIAN POTTERY PIECES

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Description: TWO PRE-COLUMBIAN POTTERY PIECES 前哥倫布陶器 兩件 Two finely painted Pre-Columbian pottery pieces: large plate with elaborate painted geometric designs to the interior and exterior; together with jar of compressed form, with geometric mask designs and some raised prunts; D: 10 1/2"; Provenance: Estate of Dr. E.F. Simpson of Los Angeles

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ANCIENT POTTERY ANIMAL FIGURE

Lot 291: ANCIENT POTTERY ANIMAL FIGURE

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Description: ANCIENT POTTERY ANIMAL FIGURE 前哥倫布陶動物 Ancient and probably Middle Eastern pottery model; of an animal standing four square: with unusual flattened head, and with much original slip decoration; L: 9" (approx.); Provenance: Estate of Dr. E.F. Simpson of Los Angeles

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ANCIENT EGYPTIAN BRONZE FIGURE

Lot 292: ANCIENT EGYPTIAN BRONZE FIGURE

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Description: ANCIENT EGYPTIAN BRONZE FIGURE 埃及銅歐西里斯 Ancient Egyptian bronze figure of Osiris: standing in typical form and holding his symbolic crook and flail over his chest; standing atop a short circular base; Circa 26th Dynasty; H: 6"; with French certification by Mauricio Volna Matteucchi

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TWO ANTIQUE CONTINENTAL IVORY PIECES

Lot 293: TWO ANTIQUE CONTINENTAL IVORY PIECES

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Description: TWO ANTIQUE CONTINENTAL IVORY PIECES 象牙女神及象牙人物球 Two antique Continental pieces including: wood and ivory standing figure of a Liberty-type female figure gesturing with her arm, on matching wood pedestal; together with ivory ball-form hinged diptych, carved on the interior with two figural scenes; H: 10 1/2" (figure)

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9 CONTINENTAL GLASS PERFUME BOTTLES

Lot 294: 9 CONTINENTAL GLASS PERFUME BOTTLES

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Description: 9 CONTINENTAL GLASS PERFUME BOTTLES 歐陸玻璃香水瓶 九件 Collection of nine antique, Continental glass perfume bottles: all of various flattened round and tapered forms, of striped and swirled glass; two with original stoppers; H: 5 1/4" (tallest)

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ANTIQUE CONTINENTAL PORCELAIN URN

Lot 295: ANTIQUE CONTINENTAL PORCELAIN URN

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Description: ANTIQUE CONTINENTAL PORCELAIN URN 歐陸瓷加彩開光花卉紋瓶 Antique Continental porcelain urn; the front with panel of stylized floral initial 'M', with three other floral panels on a ground of sparse blossoms, with moulded blue foliage bands, and with gilt intertwined snake handles; set upon a square base possibly by Vincent Dubois, with crossed blue arrow ends; H: 18"; Provenance: Estate of Dr. E.F. Simpson of Los Angeles

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PAIR ORMOLU & BLACK MARBLE URNS

Lot 296: PAIR ORMOLU & BLACK MARBLE URNS

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Description: PAIR ORMOLU & BLACK MARBLE URNS 黑大理石鍍金瓶 一對 Pair massive Italian black marquinia marble urns: each with flaring rim and each set on a waisted pedestal foot; the gilt ormolu mounts of foliate lappet motifs; H: 18 3/4" (each)

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ART DECO-STYLE BRONZE & IVORY DANCER

Lot 297: ART DECO-STYLE BRONZE & IVORY DANCER

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Description: ART DECO-STYLE BRONZE & IVORY DANCER 裝飾藝術銅雕舞者 Large, Art Deco-style chryselephantine figure after Demetre Chiparus (Romanian, 1886-1947), Thais: of a dancing woman with arms outstretched arms, with beaded ornamentation and in flowing pleated dress; on an architectural banded onyx base, inscribed D.H. Chiparus L: 23" (base); Provenance: Estate of Dr. E.F. Simpson of Los Angeles

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CHARMING MINIATURE SPIRAL STAIRCASE

Lot 298: CHARMING MINIATURE SPIRAL STAIRCASE

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Description: CHARMING MINIATURE SPIRAL STAIRCASE 木製小旋轉樓梯擺件 Charming, early 20th century American or European, miniature polished wood spiral staircase, possibly a salesman's model; H: 24" (approx.)

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ANTIQUE CHINESE EXPORT SILVER TRAY

Lot 299: ANTIQUE CHINESE EXPORT SILVER TRAY

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Description: ANTIQUE CHINESE EXPORT SILVER TRAY 銀質外銷雲龍紋盤 Antique Chinese Export silver tray; of circular form, raised on four feet of bamboo motif: with design of engraved dragons amid clouds to center, the repoussé rim with reserves of fruit and foliage; weighing approx 22 troy oz.; L: 11 3/4"; Provenance: From the Estate of Hobbs, Chicago, IL., the Captain of a clipper ship, collected early 1900s

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