Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction
Totals Over $5.7 Million!

Auction: August 19th-22nd 2014

Preview: August 18th 2014

Please Note: All prices include the hammer price plus the buyer’s premium, which is paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price. The prices noted here after the auction are considered unofficial and do not become official until after the 46th day.

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2076

FINE BURL BOWL WITH HANDLES.

Early 19th century of a very sculptural form, having thin walls and raised ends with cutout hand holes. Carved from one piece of very dense burl. SIZE: 7-1/2″ t x 15-1/2″ l x 12-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good, fine patina. 9-94453 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2076

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2143a

SPECTACULAR EARLY 19TH CENTURY CHIP CARVED SCANDINAVIAN STORAGE BOX.

Without question this is the finest example of a Scandinavian decorated box that we have ever handled at auction. The top with wonderful chipped and scrolled carvings. The band around the lid dated boldly “1817” with what appears to be the name of the owner carved in the sides of the box, also similarly decorated. The box constructed with wooden pegs and fine strips of birch bark stitching which holds the straps together. The bottom boldly seraphed “no. 127” which is also highlighted in black. The decorations on the side and top also have some residual polychrome decoration. Inside of the lid also inscribed with decoration and in faded ink with what appears to be the owner; again number “no. 127”. SIZE: Approx. 11-1/2” dia, when lid in place 6-3/4” h. CONDITION: Appears to be absolutely untouched with a marvelous 200 year old patina. In outstanding condition. 9-94524 (2,750-3,750) – Lot 2143a

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2482

FRANKLIN FIRE SOCIETY LEATHER FIRE BUCKET.

Early 19th century, Massachusetts. Paint decorated with an eagle & banners that read “FRANKLIN FIRE SOCIETY SHATTUCK 1830” with painted inscription “Charlestown” on reverse, impressed “BOYD MAKER BOSTON 2”. SIZE: 13-3/4″ h x 8″ dia. PROVENANCE: Norm Flayderman Estate Collection. CONDITION: Typical losses & craquelure to paint, lower banner “SHATTUCK” slightly later paint, probably to paint over the previous name. Left side of handle detached, right side of handle leather lug an old replacement. 9-93031 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2482

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2747
Revised: 8/18/2014

This is not signed Minton, therefore we are going to Attribute this to Minton, but can not guarantee it’s by Minton.

CHRISTOPHER DRESSER, FOR MINTONS CACHEPOT.

Last quarter 19th century, English. Porcelain in the aesthetic movement style. Designed by Christopher Dresser for Minton’s LTD China Staffordshire, England in a style known as cloisonne. The pot decorated with a top band of blue simulating sky with Japan-esque stylized clouds above a sea filled with colorful carp and stylized flowers and plants, all figures outlined with a fine line of gold to simulate the wire in cloisonne enamel. Pot is mounted atop feet simulating the head of a bird returning with an “S” scroll. The interior glazed in a soft green with a gold top edge. Christopher Dresser (1834-1904) was a Scottish designer and design theorist, and a pivotal figure in the aesthetic movement. He worked in this style through several media including ceramics and pottery. He was influenced greatly by the decorative arts of Japan and was fortunate to travel to Japan for 4 months during 1876 and 1877 logging approximately 2000 miles. This trip was recorded in “Japan, It’s Architecture, Art and Art-manufacturer’s.” During this journey he represented South Kensington Museum and was commissioned by Tiffany’s of NY to form a collection of art objects. In Japan Dresser was received by the Emperor and was treated as a guest of the nation. This cachepot is a fine example of the ware he designed for Minton’s known a “Cloisonne.” SIZE: 9″ h, 9″ dia. CONDITION: Fine condition with very minor wear to top edge. 7-75208 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2747

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3311

PORCELAIN CIDER JUG.

19th century, China. Barrel form with a strap handle. Lid with a gilt foo dog finial. Famille rose decoration of dragons and clouds, reserves of people, a village scene, dogs, aquatic birds, goldfish, and flowers. SIZE: 11″ h. CONDITION: Repair to the finial. Restuck chip to the spout, crack and chip to same. 7-74958 (300-500) – Lot 3311

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3314

CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN FIGURE OF A GOOSE.

China. White glaze accented with greenish yellow highlights. SIZE: 11″ h x 10″ l. PROVENANCE: From a fine private Long Island, NY collection. Northeast Auction March 3/2/2002, 2002 Lot 352. CONDITION: Very good. 9-93377 (3,000-4,000) – Lot 3314

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3318

RARE CARLOS MARIA DE BUSTAMANTE CREST CHINESE EXPORT WARE PITCHER.

Porcelain helmet pitcher decorated in gold with a crest and flowers. Arms of Carlos Maria de Bustamante, b. Oaxaca, Mexico 4 November; 1774 d. 29th September 1848. Date 1808 at the ascension of Ferdinand VII of Spain, he later became a noted figure in Mexico’s War of Independence. SIZE: 6″ l x 5″ w. PROVENANCE: With handwritten note. CONDITION: Rubbing to gilt. 7-74950 (300-500) – Lot 3318

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3319

ORANGE FITZHUGH CHINESE EXPORT TUREEN.

China. A rare piece being a circular tureen featuring an interior liner divided into two sections. The cover, liner & the base are initialed with a “B”, presumable indicating this was a special ordered piece, most likely commissioned by an American. Old label affixed to underside of each piece indicating “Speirs” with “Ex.80.399″ SIZE: 9″ dia x 6” h. CONDITION: Very good. 9-93840 (15,000-20,000) – Lot 3319

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3320
Revised: 8/21/2014

We now believe the strap handle has been professionally re-attached to the body of the pitcher.

CHINESE EXPORT MASONIC PORCELAIN CIDER JUG.

Late 18th century. Of barrel form with entwined reeded strap-handle and crouching lion finial, the cover and sides painted with Masonic emblems, the rims with a gilt grapevine design cobalt blue band. SIZE: 11″ h x approx 6″ dia. PROVENANCE: Massachusetts collection of Sherwood Smith. Northeast Auctions, March 2, 2002, Lot 5. From a fine private Long Island, NY collection. CONDITION: Very fine overall. Colors remain vibrant. Surfaces without mars or scratches. Slight normal and expected wear to gilding on handle. 9-93320 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3320

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3345

PORCELAIN CUP.

Kuang Hsu mark of the 32nd year and possibly of the period, China. Shaped as a lotus blossom with Famille Rose enamel decoration. SIZE: 4″ h x 6″ l. CONDITION: Very good. 9-91212 (600-800) – Lot 3345

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3354

MAGENTA SGRAFFITO PORCELAIN BOWL.

Early 20th century, China. Finely decorated with bats and clouds. With a turquoise interior and foot. Blue enamel 4 character Ch’ien Lung mark. SIZE: 2-3/4″ h x 5-3/4″ dia. CONDITION: Very good. 9-91176 (800-1,200) – Lot 3354

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3461

STONE HEAD OF THE BUDDHA.

Probably early 20th century, Indonesia. In the Borobudur style. SIZE: 13″ h. CONDITION: Very good. 7-75046 (300-500) – Lot 3461

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3473

CARVED WHITE MARBLE TORSO.

Ming Period (1368-1644), China. Draped figure of the Buddha. Accompanied by hardwood museum stand. SIZE: 9″ h x 5-1/2″ w. PROVENANCE: C.K. Chan collection. From an important American private collection. CONDITION: Age wear. 7-74676 (4,500-5,500) – Lot 3473

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3475

SEATED FIGURE OF THE BUDDHA.

Circa 500 A.D., China, Northern Wei Style. Figure of the Buddha seated in contemplation. Of a medium gray stone. Mounted on a hardwood museum stand. SIZE: 18-1/2″ h x 11″ w. PROVENANCE: C.K. Chan Collection. From an important American private collection. CONDITION: With normal and expected wear throughout. 7-74678 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 3475

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3492

LARGE PORCELAIN STORAGE JAR.

19th century, Korea. Underglaze blue decoration of dragons and clouds. SIZE: 17-1/4″ t x 10″ dia. CONDITION: Mouth and rim fritting. 7-74865 (300-500) – Lot 3492

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3513

CELADON PORCELAIN VASE.

18th/19th century, probably Ch’ien Lung (1735-1796), China. Celadon glaze. Finely carved with dragons and clouds. Unglazed base burnt red in the firing. SIZE: 20″ h x 13″ dia. CONDITION: Wear consistent with age, overall fine. 7-75209 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 3513

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3525

YELLOW PORCELAIN STUPA.

19th century, China. Stupa on a turquoise pediment. All decorated with floral scrolling. SIZE: 17-1/4″ h. CONDITION: Chips to finial, otherwise good. 7-74728 (800-1,000) – Lot 3525

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3527

LANG YAO PORCELAIN VASE.

19th century, China. Fang Hu form. Glaze of red, blue, and celadon colors. Ch’ien Lung mark at the base. SIZE: 12″ h. CONDITION: Repairs to the mouth and ground foot, otherwise good. 7-74614 (200-300) – Lot 3527

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3566

JADEITE CARVING.

20th century, China. Lavender gray-green stone of standing figure of the Goddess of Mercy, Quanyin. SIZE: 16-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Very good. 9-93856 (3,500-4,500) – Lot 3566

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3568

JADE CARVING OF A MYTHICAL ANIMAL.

20th century, China. Grey-white stone with dark russet areas. Reclining figure of a one horned mythical animal. SIZE: 3-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Very good. 9-91189 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3568

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3620

TZU TAN BRUSH POT.

19th century, China. Cylindrical form. Surface carved in relief with birds, tree peonies, and 8 characters. With thunder meander borders. SIZE: 6″ h x 4-1/2″ dia. CONDITION: Very good. 7-75085 (200-300) – Lot 3620

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3738

BRONZE CENSER.

18th century, China. Lobated form with flower feet. Gold splashed “sun spot” type. 4 character hallmark on the base. SIZE: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ x 3″ h. CONDITION: Very good. 9-91435 (300-500) – Lot 3738

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3749

GILT BRONZE BUDDHA.

19th century China. Seated figure of a Shadaksharilokeshvara. SIZE: 9-1/2″ H CONDITION: Very good. 7-75190 (300-500) – Lot 3749

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3807

CARVED JADE CUP IN THE FORM OF A PEACH.

Probably Ming period (1368-1644), China. Stone of a pale celadon color. With branch shaped handles. Surfaces decorated with flowers and foliage. On matching carved and fitted rosewood stand. SIZE: 4-3/4″ l x 2-5/8″ w x 2-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Very good. 7-74761 (500-700) – Lot 3807

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3891

MILLE FLEUR PORCELAIN BOTTLE VASE.

Kuang Hsu mark and possibly of the period, China. Turquoise interior and base. Decoration on a gilt ground. SIZE: 15″ h. CONDITION: Very good. 7-74871 (200-300) – Lot 3891

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4010

FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN BOWL.

19th century, China. Lotus molded body with a scalloped edge and decorated with a palace. 4 character mark on base. SIZE: 2″ h x 5-5/8″ dia. CONDITION: Very good. 7-74804 (200-300) – Lot 4010

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4026

FANG HU FORM PORCELAIN VASE.

Early 20th century, China. Lang Yao glaze of red to shades of purple and blue. Decorated with lugs. Impressed mark on base. SIZE: 7″ dia x 11-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Rough foot, otherwise good. 7-74856 (300-500) – Lot 4026

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4034

RUBY SGRAFFITO PORCELAIN BOWL.

China. With scrolling and stylized flowers. Landscape reserves in sepia and famille rose enamels. 6 character Ch’ien Lung mark on the base in underglaze blue. SIZE: 6″ dia x 3″ h. CONDITION: Very good. 7-74921 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 4034

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4116

FINELY DECORATED KYOTO SHIPPO CLOISONNE BOWL.

Meiji period (1868-1912), Japan. Decorated with roundels, flowers, brocade patterns, and auspicious emblems on a black ground. SIZE: 4″ h x 7-1/4″ dia. CONDITION: Very good. 7-74769 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 4116

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4120

FINE BRONZE FIGURE OF A WINDBLOWN FIGURE.

Mei Ji Period 1868-1912, Mai Yako School, Japan. Figure of a gentleman in wind blown robes and hat. Bronze with gilding. With a gold lacquered rosewood stand. SIZE: Figure is 19″ h. With stand is 25″ h. PROVENANCE: Norm Flayderman Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good with minor rubbing to the gilt. 9-93049 (10,000-20,000) – Lot 4120

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4132

MASATSUNE KIMURA (1827-1890, Japanese) MIXED METAL STUDY OF A PHEASANT.

Meiji Period (1868-1912), Japan. Finely sculpted and chased pheasant in gold, silver, shakudo and shibuichi. Accompanied by fitted hardwood stand. Artist signed on the bird’s stomach within a cartouche on the feathers. SIZE: 35″ l. CONDITION: Very good with original surfaces. 9-93598 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 4132

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4143

TING FORM CLOISONNE INCENSE BURNER.

19th century, China. Decoration of Tao Tieh masks on turquoise and blue grounds. 3 gilt rams on the lid. Lion mask feet. Fitted hardwood stand. SIZE: 13″ dia x 11″ h. CONDITION: Very good. 7-74901 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 4143

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4173

IMPORTANT CARVED JADE WATER BUFFALO.

Possibly 19th century, China. Gray stone with russet markings. Accompanied by finely carved fitted rosewood stand. SIZE: 6-1/4″ l x 4″ w x 3″ h. CONDITION: Very good. 9-91187 (35,000-45,000) – Lot 4173

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4177

CARVED WHITE JADE BOX.

Chen Lung Period (1735-1796), China. Rectangular form carved with various archaic motifs. Highly translucent Li Chi white jade. SIZE: 2″ h x 2-1/4″ w x 3″ d. CONDITION: Very good with expected tiny chips and fissures to the stone due to age. 7-74877 (800-1,200) – Lot 4177

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4180

JADE COVERED JAR.

20th century, China. Surfaces carved with phoenixes, animal heads, jump rings and archaic scrolling. Cover with large finial comprised of four phoenixes with jump rings. Jade of a deep rich green color. Note: accompanied by GIA certificate indicating the stone to be Nephrite Jade, the stone a translucent dark green color with no indications of impregnation. SIZE: 10″ x 7-1/2″. Total weight: 2210 grams. CONDITION: Very good. 9-94268 (24,000-28,000) – Lot 4180

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4183

IMPORTANT JADE CARVING OF A PAIR OF FOO DOGS.

18th to 19th century, China. Pure white stone. Few russet streaks on both animals. SIZE: 4-1/4″ l x 3″ w. CONDITION: Natural fissure on the leg of the larger animal, otherwise very good. 9-91179 (35,000-40,000) – Lot 4183

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4200

LAPIS LAZULI GLAZED PORCELAIN BOWL.

19th century, China. Conical form decorated with slip dragons with pearls. Four character mark on the base, Guang Xu mark. SIZE: 7-1/4″ dia. CONDITION: Very good. 7-74766 (600-800) – Lot 4200

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4205

STONEWARE PLANTER.

Ming Period, China. Chun ware. Foliate lobated form with jui-i feet. Deep lavender glaze with earthworm marks. Turquoise interior. Brown slip glazed foot. Chinese number 2 on the base. SIZE: 9″ d. CONDITION: Very good. 7-75150 (80,000-120,000) – Lot 4205

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4209

UNUSUAL PORCELAIN SCHOLAR’S ROCK.

Late 18th/19th century, China. The unusual scholar’s rock with black surfaces mimicking pumice or lava rock. Impressed mark on side of rock “Qianlong Zhencang”. Fitted to a modern hardwood stand. SIZE: Rock: 16″ h. Overall: 18″ h. CONDITION: Scholar’s rock with minor flecks, otherwise very good. 9-91357 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 4209

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4283

CLOISONNE WATER COUPE.

Early 20th century, China. Of peach form with foliage. Surface decorated with mille-fleur and bats. SIZE: 6″ x 5″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-91363 (600-800) – Lot 4283

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4285

CLOISONNE MODEL OF BIRD CAGE.

Early 20th century, China. Cloisonne and gilt bronze decoration of dragons and flowers on a turquoise ground. SIZE: 16-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Very good. 9-91368 (1,000-1,800) – Lot 4285

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4330

FINE GREEN JADE FANG LU FORM CENSER.

19th century, China. Stone of a forest green color. Box is in the archaic style and has rounded corners and intertwined animals. Detailed with chi characters, phoenix form jump rings, and a dragon finial. Accompanied with a matching fitted hardwood stand. SIZE: 8″ l x 4″ w x 6-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Very good. 9-91184 (15,000-18,000) – Lot 4330

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4331

IMPORTANT JADE SCEPTER.

18th/19th century, China. Ruyi of a sea green celadon stone. Carved as Ling Chih with lotus flowers and foliage allover. Accompanied by a rosewood stand pierced carved with dragons and Ling Chih. SIZE: Scepter is 16″ l. Stand is 16″ l. CONDITION: Scepter has natural fissures in the stone. Stand has a few minor chips. 8-76372 (30,000-50,000) – Lot 4331

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4333

FINE RUSSET AND YELLOW JADE CARVED RHYTON.

19th century, China. Stone ranging from russet to chicken bone yellow to clear white. Carved surfaces overall with chih lung and archaic scrolling. Accompanied by a carved rosewood base. SIZE: 5″ l. CONDITION: Small fissure on base. Otherwise very good. 9-91186 (22,000-25,000) – Lot 4333

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4350

TWO-PART CLOISONNE CENSER.

Ch’ien Lung mark, probably of the period, China. Repoussed in the form of a group of peaches with applied gilt figures of bats. Branches of peaches on cloisonne ground decorated with bats and clouds. SIZE: 8-1/4″ h x approx 6″ dia. PROVENANCE: Private California Collection. CONDITION: Minor rubbing to the gilt. 9-91200 (12,000-15,000) – Lot 4350

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4364

BLUE PORCELAIN BOWL.

Ming period, with mark of the Wan Li reign (1573-1619), China. Deep blue color finely painted with children playing. SIZE: 5-3/4″ h x 11-1/2″ dia. CONDITION: Very good. 7-74815 (800-1,200) – Lot 4364

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4415

FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN VASE.

19th century, China. Bottle form vase decorated with borders and reserves of green and iron red dragons. SIZE: 15″ h x 8-1/2″ dia. CONDITION: Very good. 7-74704 (300-500) – Lot 4415

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4416

ORANGE GLAZE PORCELAIN BOWL.

Chia Ching mark and possibly of the period, China. Decorated in gilt with chih lung and stylized floral scrolling. Turquoise interior and foot. SIZE: 2″ h x 5″ dia. CONDITION: Very good. 7-74709 (300-500) – Lot 4416

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4499

BUDDHIST BRONZE IMAGE.

20th century, Nepal. Figure of the green Tara. Inset with stones. SIZE: 8-3/4″ h. PROVENANCE: The Estate of Anthony M. Kurland Jr of Maine. Archaeologist with degree from Yale and PhD from Harvard. Certificate labeling it the work of Raja Shakya. CONDITION: Very good. 9-93154 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 4499

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4503

SINO-TIBETAN GILT BRONZE FIGURE.

19th century. Figure of Kubera in armor seated on a lion with jewel inlays and engraved details. SIZE: 12″ h x 10″ w. PROVENANCE: From a private San Francisco Collection. CONDITION: Very good. 9-93601 (14,000-16,000) – Lot 4503

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4504

BUDDHIST IMAGE.

18th century, Sino-Tibetan. Gilt repousse figure of Tara. Surface engraved and with traces of blue and red paint. SIZE: 8-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Piece of top decoration on right side facing, and left earring break. 7-74681 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 4504

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4517

FINE YELLOW CARVED JADE CENSER.

19th century, China. Yellow stone with brown markings. Oval form with phoenix handles. Body decorated with archaic scrolling. SIZE: 4-1/4″ l x 4-1/4″ w. CONDITION: Very good. 9-91180 (15,000-18,000) – Lot 4517

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4595

ROOTWOOD BRUSH POT.

China. Natural form with organic, bumpy texture. SIZE: 7″ h. CONDITION: Very good. 7-74923 (100-150) – Lot 4595

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