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Asian Works of Art

Sale 2647B April 20, 2013 Boston

Asian Works of Art

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Auction 2647B
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Glossary of Terms
All items in this catalogue are described according to the following table of terminology. Please note that all statements in this catalogue as to Authorship, Period, and Origin, are qualified statements subject to the Conditions of Sale.

Authorship will be described in the following ways:


John Joseph Enneking In our judgment, the work is by the artist. Attributed to John Joseph Enneking In our judgment, the work may be ascribed to the artist on the basis of style, but leaves some question as to actual authorship. School of John Joseph Enneking In our judgment, a work of an unknown follower executed in the style of the artist and contemporary in period. Manner of John Joseph Enneking In our judgment, a work executed in the style of the artist by an unknown hand and probably from a later period. After John Joseph Enneking In our judgment, an intended copy of the work of the artist. American School, 19th Century In our judgment, the work of an unknown hand that can only be identified as to period and culture.

Other terms:
Bears signature In our judgment, the signature not of the artist. This term is generally used separately, or together with a description of the work as attributed to, school of, manner of, or after the artist.

Provenance
Lots 3848, 53, 56, 57, 66
C. Will Chappell, Oneida, New York Yamanaka & Co., Atlantic City, New Jersey Yoshima & Co., Atlantic City, New Jersey Kondo & Co., Atlantic City, New Jersey Moore Brothers, Dr., Atlantic City, New Jersey Property by descent of the great-grandniece of Mrs. Chappell

Lots 92, 107, 143145, 148, 149, 303305, 367, 371, 431, 533, 554
From a private collection in Leonia, New Jersey.

Lots 104, 286289, 296, 300, 301, 308312


From the estate of Richard Young, Van Hornesville, New York. This collection originally belonged to his stepmother, Louise Powis Brown Young, who amassed the textiles during the first quarter of the 20th century.

Lots 535541

From the former New England Center for Contemporary Art (NECCA) in Brooklyn, Connecticut. Sold to benefit the Temple Beth Israel and St. James Catholic Church, both of Danielson, Connecticut.

Fine Ceramics
Lots 1290A

Middle Eastern & Southeast Asian Arts


Lots 121

1 Two Persian Pen Boxes, Qalamdan, Iran, 19th century, polychrome on lacquered papier-mch, with rounded ends and sliding trays, the top of one painted with a central cartouche of a figure holding a teacup, with two pairs of cartouches each depicting a bird and a deer, the sides with vignettes of landscapes and hares, the black base with gilt decorations, lg. 8 1/4, the other painted with a vertical composition of a woman in a field, the sides feature a continuous, repeated depiction of two figures in a landscape, the black base with gilt decoration, fitted with a silvered inkwell, lg. 8 1/2 in. $500-700

2 Illuminated Manuscript Leaf, Persia, 19th century, ink, color, and gold on paper, painted with a miniature possibly depicting the deaths of Layla and Majnun, with an elderly man holding the emaciated figure of Majnun while pairs of wild animals look on in the foreground, mounted on card with illuminated margins, reverse with text written in black and red ink, outlined with gold, with gold-splashed blue border, 7 3/4 x 5 1/2, frame 9 1/2 x 7 1/4 in. $500-700

3 Illustrated Manuscript, Persia, 19th/20th century, ink, color, and gold on paper, ten lines to the page written in naskh script, with interlinear decorations and illustrations along the exterior border, all above a hunting scene, nine lines of black text verso, 11 1/4 x 8, frame 24 x 20 in. $300-500

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4 Miniature Painting, Mughal India, 19th century, ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper, depicting a Mughal prince, with a halo encircling his turbaned head, leaping from his horse to slay a dragon with his saber, framed, 11 3/8 x 12 3/8 in. Note: An inscription at the back reads: Painting of a Mughal Prince on Horseback Killing Dragon. 19th century - From Ganeshi Lall, Feby 1926 Agra. $400-600 5 Miniature Painting, Mughal India, 19th century, ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper, depicting Shah Jahan (1592-1666) on horseback, a halo encircling his turbaned head, hunting a tiger with his bow and arrow, with a short inscription written in black ink on the upper right, framed, 11 1/8 x 14 1/8 in. Note: An inscription on the back reads: Shahjahan on Horseback; 19th Century. From G. LallFeby. 1926. $400-600 6 Miniature Painting, Khambavati Ragini, Mughal India, 19th century or earlier, ink, color, gold, and silver on paper, depicting a woman performing an offering within a courtyard before the four-headed god Brahma, the deity is depicted seated in puja and holding ritual implements in each of his four hands, with Sanskrit text written in black ink, 7 x 5 3/4, matted and framed, 15 1/8 x 11 1/8 in. $800-1,000 7 Three Miniature Paintings, probably India, 19th/20th century, ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper, a polo game, an evening courtyard scene, and a congregation of men, all with text written in nastaliq script in black ink, dimensions to 6 3/4 x 2 1/4, frame 11 3/4 x 6 3/4 in. $400-600

8 Painting of a Scene from The Ramayana, India, 19th century, gouache and gold on paper, depicting the battle between the armies of Rama and Ravana, 8 1/2 x 6, frame 13 3/8 x 10 3/8 in. $400-600 9 Three-piece Indian Bridal Suit, India, 20th century, including a skirt, a silk inner vest, and a veil (odani), the skirt, and veil luxuriously embroidered with gold threads and beaded. $600-800 10 Ivory Handle, Southeast Asia, 19th century, cylindrical, the midsection carved in relief with dancing figures amidst scrolling foliage, with wood stand, lg. 7 3/4 in. $600-800 11 Ten Shadow Puppets, Wayang Kulit, Indonesia, 20th century, pigment on leather, eight figures, an animal, and one pierced panel, supported by buffalo horn and wood handles and control rods, ht. to 20 1/2 in. $700-900 12 Parang with Sheath, Indonesia, possibly Java, 19th century, the wood hilt with carved and pierced leaf scroll decorations, the singleedge blade slightly curved and incised 1658, the wood sheath embellished with brass rings and brass mounts embossed with scrolling flowers, overall lg. 23 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500 13 Parang and Sheath, Indonesia, probably Bali, 19th century, the single-edge straight iron blade with damascene pattern and a slight bowing from the base outwards to a sharp point at the tip, the base of the blade decorated with a gilt-embellished recumbent mythical beast, the bronze hilt and sheath both worked with stylized scrolling floral design, with a leaf-shaped clip mounted on the underside of the sheath, overall lg. 24 in. $1,000-1,500

14 Kris and Sheath, Indonesia, possibly Minangkabau, 19th/20th century, typical form, with wood hilt and lea-form wrangka, the blade consists of thirteen luk or curves, with a beaded mendak, together with an etched brass sheath, overall lg. 19 3/4 in. $800-1,000 15 Kris Talisman with Sheath, Indonesia, 19th/20th century, with carved ivory hilt and wrangka, the blade with five luk or curves, the ivory sheath decorated with two silvered brass bands with etched decorations, overall lg. 7 in. $600-800 16 Dagger with Two Utility Knives in One Sheath, Indonesia, 19th century, the curved, fullered blade with two notches at the base, the bronze and wood hilt decorated with dotted metal inlays, fitted into the leather sheath together with two miniature knives, overall lg. 12 in. $700-900 17 Partial Dancers Headdress, Bali, arched form, comprising gilt sheet metal of blossom and fan forms, encrusted with rhinestones, some dangling and others set en tremblant, mounted on metal stand, wd. 19 in. $500-700 18 Gilt-metal Seated Buddha, Thailand, 19th/20th century, the figure depicted seated in dhyanasana on a stepped pedestal base decorated with red pigment, with his right hand in bhumisparsha and his left holding a bowl, wearing a sanghati draped over his left shoulder, unsealed, ht. 18 5/8 in. Note: For a similar example please see Christies Amsterdam, Lot 389, Sale 2786, May 20, 2008. $700-900 19 Bronze Head of Buddha, Thailand, 19th century, Sukhothai-style, his face with serene expression, elongated earlobes, curled hair and usnisha surmounted by a flame, ht. 9 in., mounted on a wood pedestal. $800-1,000

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20 Bavardages (Gossip), Vu Cao Dam (Vietnam 1908-France 2000), oil on canvas, depicting two women amidst blossoms, signed Vu Cao Dam 64 l.l., titled on a presentation plaque, 17 3/4 x 14 1/2, frame 28 1/2 x 25 in. $4,000-6,000

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21 Le Printemps (Spring), Vu Cao Dam (Vietnam 1908-France 2000), oil on canvas, depicting a woman holding a child, signed Vu Cao Dam 64 l.r., titled on a presentation plaque, 23 3/8 x 17 1/2, frame 34 3/4 x 26 1/2 in. $8,000-10,000

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Japanese & Korean Arts


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22 Ivory Okimono of a Woman with a Rose on Her Head, Japan, 19th/20th century, standing on a round base, holding a stemmed rose with her right hand and a hoe over her left shoulder, a book tied to the hoe on her back, wearing a robe with incised flowers, signed Hidemitsu (Shuko) on base, ht. 6 1/4 in. $500-700

28 Ivory Okimono of a Man with Rams, Japan, 19th/20th century, trying to feed a baby ram grapes, another ram sitting on the ground, the man in samurai hairstyle with a topknot and wearing sandals, signed on base, ht. 8 in. $500-700

23 Ivory Okimono of a Fisherman, Japan, 19th/20th century, enjoying the moment of his catch, probably holding a fishing pole (now missing) connected by a line to the jumping fish around his left knee, incised details of his garment, fish, and basket are colored light brown, signed on base, ht. 7 1/8 in. $500-700

29 Ivory Okimono of Two Immortals with a Crane, Japan, 19th/20th century, standing together, one holding a wooden staff, the other holding a crane with both hands, with incised and carved details colored in black and white, a paper roll on the ground, signed Ryusen, ht. 6 1/2 in. $500-700

24 Ivory Okimono of a Man with Grapes, Japan, 19th/20th century, a ram jumping for the grapes the man holds with his right hand, a basket of grapes in his left hand, colored black on incised details, signed on base, ht. 8 1/8 in. $500-700

30 Ivory Okimono of Fukurokuju with a Crane, Japan, 19th/20th century, Japanese Lucky God of Wisdom and Longevity holding a wooden staff in his right hand and a paper roll in his left, with a crane, stained in black and white onto the crane and beard, signed Kosan, ht. 6 1/8 in. $500-700

25 Ivory Okimono of a Farmer, Japan, 19th/20th century, pouring winnowed rice into a bucket on the ground, incised details stained in black and two tones of brown, signed Yanagi Yama on base, ht. 7 1/4 in. $500-700 26 Ivory Okimono of a Smiling Man, Japan, 19th/20th century, standing with his right foot raised on a tree trunk, with a rooster and a hen, a smoking pipe in his right hand and a basket on his shoulder, signed Harunobu on base, ht. 8 in. $500-700

31 Ivory Okimono of a Sennin with Cranes, Japan, 19th/20th century, holding a paper roll in his right hand, a crane both on his shoulder and on the ground, stained in red, green, and black as well as in white on the beard and feathers of the cranes, bears a mark carved in green on base, ht. 6 1/4 in. $500-700

32 Ivory Okimono of a Fisherman Holding a Child, Japan, 19th/20th century, carrying the child in his right arm and with a seagull with fish in its mouth on a leash, a basket of fish around his waist, signed Houn, ht. 6 1/8 in. $500-700 33 Ivory Okimono of a Man Holding a Hoe, Japan, 19th/20th century, with a boy standing on a haystack whispering in the mans ear, a big bird pecking on a turtle dangling tied with a string to a stick the boy is holding, bears a two-character signature in tensho style, possibly Ryuhyu, ht. 6 1/2 in. $500-700

27 Ivory Okimono of a Smiling Official, Japan, 19th/20th century, standing behind a water jar, a cup in his right hand and a water scoop in his left, his robe decorated with three incised dragons, signed Meishu, ht. 7 3/8 in. $500-700

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34 Ivory Okimono of a Bijin with a Parasol, Japan, 19th/20th century, with her left leg and toe raised as if dancing, a branch with fruit over her left shoulder, her robe elaborately decorated with incised floral patterns stained brown, her face colored white, her hair black, signed Yanagi Yama on base, ht. 6 1/4 in. $500-700

37 Ivory Okimono of an Elderly Bearded Scholar, Japan, 19th/20th century, standing with a basket in his left hand and a cane in his right (now missing), his head in three-quarter view, stained in light brown, notably the hems of his robe with ribbons tied around the waist, bears a mark of tensho character in a black square inlay on base, ht. 7 1/2 in. $500-700 38 Ivory Okimono of a Female Musician, Japan, 19th century, resting on one bent knee, dressed in a formal kimono decorated with incised floral motifs, her hair in a traditional style decorated with a comb and hairpieces, the signature cartouche lost, ht. 3 3/4 in. Provenance: C. Will Chappell, Oneida, New York; Yamanaka & Co., Atlantic City, New Jersey; Yoshima & Co., Atlantic City, New Jersey; Kondo & Co., Atlantic City, New Jersey; Moore Brothers, Dr., Atlantic City, New Jersey; property by descent of the greatgrandniece of Mrs. Chappell. Original copies of receipts available. $500-700

39 Ivory Okimono of a Samurai with a Young Lord, Japan, 19th century, running with the boy on his back, holding a sword wrapped in a cloth with his left hand, another around his waist, the hilt of one under a loose hanging scroll on the ground, coated in transparent enamel, signed Shuyama, ht. 4 3/4 in. Provenance: See Lot 38. $1,200-1,500

35 Ivory Okimono of a Fisherman with a Net, Japan, 19th/20th century, standing with his right foot on a boulder, about to throw a net into the sea, finely carved, incised, and pierced details, including the incised fish with scales on the back of his garment, a red mark carved on a black ground to base, ht. 6 1/4 in. $500-700

36 Ivory Okimono of a Fisherman, Japan, 19th/20th century, pulling a net from the sea, a fish in his right hand, wearing a work apron made of straw, stained light brown and black on incised details, a red mark carved on a black ground to base, ht. 6 1/4 in. $500-700

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40 Ivory Okimono of a Man, Japan, 19th century, carrying a rooster on his shoulder and a flower in his left hand, a leafy plant on the ground, and a hen looking up, unsigned, ht. 6 1/8 in. Provenance: See Lot 38. $500-700 41 Ivory Okimono of a Dancing Bijin, Japan, 19th century, with two sashes waving around her body, one above her head and the other around her lower body, lightly coated in transparent wax or enamel, bears no signature, ht. 7 in. Provenance: See Lot 38. $1,200-1,500

42 Ivory Carving of an Immortal, Japan, 19th century, standing with his right hand on his chest, left hand to his back, stained in dark brown along the folds of the robe, fixed onto a wooden stand, unsigned, ht. 3 3/8 in. Provenance: See Lot 38. $500-700 43 Ivory Okimono of a Female Musician, Japan, 19th century, preparing to perform, tuning a shamisen, dressed in a formal kimono decorated with incised morning glories, wearing a hat of hay and a pair of geta (wooden sandals), signed Yuchu on base, ht. 8 1/2 in. Provenance: See Lot 38. $500-700

44 Ivory Okimono of a Bird Catcher, Japan, 19th century, demonstrating catching birds using a little turtle, with two boys, coated in transparent wax, signed Teishu on base, ht. 7 3/4 in. Provenance: See Lot 38. $1,200-1,500

45 Ivory Okimono of Silk Weavers, Japan, 19th century, a couple joyfully working together pulling silk from silkworms using a small portable stove, a spinning wheel, and two baskets, all carved and pierced to minute detail, stained in various tones of brown to black, signed in cursive style on a cinnabar cartouche inlaid onto base, 6 1/4 x 5 in. Provenance: See Lot 38. $1,000-2,000

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46 Ivory Okimono of a Fisherman with Two Boys, Japan, 19th century, standing on a rocky ground near rolling water, the man throwing a net into the sea, following a boy pointing with his index finger, the other boy looking out to sea for the right moment holding his own small net over his shoulder, elaborately carved, incised, and crafted to minute detail including the eyes of the fish in basket inlaid in metal, partially coated in transparent enamel, signed Kankou inlaid on base, 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. Provenance: 1904, sold by Yamanaka & Co., New Jersey, to Chester Will Chappell (1845-1909) of Oneida, New York. Property by descent of the great-grandniece of Mrs. Chappell. Original receipt available. $9,000-12,000

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47 Ivory Okimono of a Man with Roosters, Japan, 19th century, holding a rope with his right hand and a rooster in his left arm, another rooster and a basket of grain stalks on the ground, converted to electric lamp and detached, signed Meishin in a cinnabar cartouche inlaid on base, ht. 13 1/2 in. Provenance: See Lot 38. $12,000-15,000

48 Ivory Carving of Seven Lucky Gods, Japan, 19th century, gathered under a pine tree with Benzaiten, the goddess of knowledge, riding a donkey in the center, signed Youhou on an inlaid cinnabar cartouche to base, ht. 2 1/2 in. Provenance: See Lot 38. $500-700

49 Ivory Okimono of a Woman with a Fruit Basket, Japan, 19th/20th century, startled by a group of harassing monkeys and a boy trying to take fruit from her basket, probably made of ivory composite, unsigned, ht. 6 1/2 in. $500-700

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53 Ivory Tusk Carving of Women, Japan, 19th century, high relief depiction of a group of geisha at leisure in a garden with a pavilion and blossoming plum tree, converted to an electric lamp and detached, unsigned, ht. 10 3/4 in. Provenance: See Lot 38. $1,200-1,500 54 Ivory Tusk Carving of a Village, Japan, 20th century, with two pine trees and figures leisurely fishing and playing music, two samurai walking by, and a woman trying to coax an unwilling boy, detached from a lamp, pinned onto a ribbed wooden stand, ht. 16 in. $700-900 55 Ivory Case Column, Japan, 19th/20th century, depicting a busy town scene with figures, houses, buildings, trees, and flowers, carved in deep relief in tiers, with natural patina, ht. 4 1/8 in. $200-250

50 Ivory Okimono of a Man with a Monkey, Japan, 19th/20th century, carrying a drum on his shoulder and playing it for a performing monkey holding a lion head mask on his head, signature of Gyoku incised in a red rectangle, ht. 6 in. $300-500 51 Ivory Okimono of a Man with a Dragon, Japan, 19th/20th century, captured in the act of using tools (now missing) to fish a rising dragon from the rolling water, signed Chuichi, 9 3/4 x 7 1/2 in. $600-800 52 Two Ivory Carvings of Chinese Sages, Japan, 20th century, one probably Chung-Li Chuan, with staff and fan, ht. 14; the other holding a fan and accompanied by a crane, ht. 15 1/8 in., both with carved and incised details, the ivory stained in varying tones of brown, his beard and hair as well as the crane feathers colored white, both signed. $800-1,200

56 Ivory Carving of a Landscape, Japan, 19th century, of a Daoist paradise with a bridge over a stream running through two high rocks with pine trees, two figures on the bridge and three figures on the ground, resting on a wood stand, thickly coated in enamel, signed Mingyoku on base, ht. 6 1/2 in. Provenance: See Lot 38. $1,200-1,500

57 Ivory Box with Cover, Japan, 19th century, ovoid cylindrical form, decorated in high relief with figures in a quiet town disturbed by a jumping horse, the cover topped with a figure of theater performer holding a mask, the underside decorated with a turtle, the interior bottom of the box with a bug, signed Kou on the base decorated with incised rolling waves, ht. 7 1/4 in. Provenance: See Lot 38. $1,800-2,000

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58 Ivory Netsuke Horse, Japan, 19th/20th century, its legs converging with its lowered head, stained in ochre and brown, signed, ht. 2 1/4 in. $400-600 59 Ivory Netsuke Man with Mask, Japan, 18th/19th century, sitting with his right knee raised and the left leg folded on the ground, the mask is in his right hand, signed Ichiyuki, ht. 1 1/2 in. $300-500 60 Ivory Netsuke Ball of Zodiac Animals, Japan, 19th/20th century, twelve zodiac animals entangled to form a ball, incised details, unsigned, dia. 1 1/8 in. $700-900 61 Ivory Netsuke of a Man with an Octopus, Japan, 19th/20th century, standing with an octopus over his head, holding one of the arms with his left hand, incised and stained in dark brown to black, signed on base, ht. 3 1/4 in. $700-900 62 Ivory Netsuke of a Rabbit, Japan, 19th century, sitting with forearms raised and ears to the back, the eyes inlaid in red and carved, signed on base, ht. 2 in. $2,000-3,000 63 Ivory Netsuke Ogre, Japan, 19th century, with two horns, genuflecting on both knees with his back straight, holding a cup with both hands, accompanied with a jar laid sideways on the ground, signed Nanryu, ht. 1 3/4 in. $400-600 64 Ivory Netsuke of a Man, Japan, 19th century, sitting cross-legged on the ground, tying a lace on his right shoe, signed on base, ht. 1 5/8 in. $400-600

65 Ivory Netsuke of a Woman in a Kimono, Japan, 19th/20th century, in a dancing pose, holding objects in both hands, carved and incised details, signed Mita, ht. 2 in. $400-600 66 Wood Netsuke Man, Japan, 18th/19th century, slightly leaning onto his left palm, holding a scroll with his raised right hand as if shrouding smaller figures in front, signed Gyokkei, ht. 1 3/4 in. Provenance: See Lot 38. $400-600 67 Six Small Wood and Ivory Figurines, Japan, 20th century, including two identical of a boy monk in a laundry basin, a seated monk with rice bowl, a boy seated on a barrel, a man seated on knee, all signed Yoshitoshi; and a monk listening with a sutra roll in his left hand, signed Joyu, ht. to 2 1/8 in. $800-1,200 68 Soapstone Figure, Japan, 20th century, of an emaciated luohan with curly hair and beard, standing barefoot with a shawl incised with bamboo motifs wrapping around his whole body, holding an alms bowl, stone of grayishgreen color with russet markings, ht. 6 1/2 in. $200-300 69 Bronze Vase, Japan, 19th century, decorated in relief with Kinko riding a carp, reverse with two figures picking flowers beneath a pine tree, ht. 11 3/8 in. Provenance: Christies, Lot 75, sale #5096, June 28th, 2007. $200-300

70 Pair of Bronze Vases, Japan, 19th/20th century, elongated S-shape with flaring neck and flat rim, one depicting Kanzan in a heartshaped reserve on one side, flowers and birds on the other; the other depicting Jittoku on one side and flowers and birds on the other, both with gilt, incised, and inlaid details of mixed metals including gold, two S-shape handles with dragon head nailed onto the body, waisted bottom decorated with gilt and inlaid patterns and scrolls, ht. 13 1/2 in. $800-1,000

71 Square Bronze Planter, Japan, 19th century, with lobed corners and supported by four bracket feet, each side cast with a pair of pouncing shishi on wan-fret ground in separate reserves, inscription on base reads go naka ya ota shi hyoei to gen shin sei hitsu, 6 1/2 x 16 1/2 x 16 1/2 in. $700-900 72 Two-piece Bronze Usbata, Japan, 19th century, the tri-lobed base decorated with ruyi motifs and supported by three curved, elephant trunk-form legs, the side with pierced cartouches on fret ground cast in relief, the tiered, circular top-section cast with stylized mythical beasts on fret-ground reserves, bottom with a lotus blossom in relief, dia. 9 3/4, ht. 7 1/8 in. $200-300 73 Image of a Boy with an Ox, Japan, 19th/20th century, ink on paper, depicting a young boy reclining on a seated ox on a blank background using the boneless method, 14 x 19 1/2 in. $300-500 74 Silvered Bronze Model of a Crane, Japan, Meiji Era, cast perched a rock towering over lingzhi plants and miniature deer, holding a lotus plant in its mouth with the flower blossoming upwards, ht. 53 in. $1,000-1,500

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75 Buddhist Bronze Temple Gong, Keisu, Japan, 19th/20th century, deep circular bowl form, hammered finish, with inscription along the rim, on a red wood stand with gilt decorations, together with a mallet, dia. 21 1/2, ht. 19 in. $400-600 76 Engraved Brass Striking Table Clock, Japan, 19th century, surmounted by a bell on a rectangular platform with four turned finials, the circular dial set with twelve hour markers reading against a pierced steel hand, with twin date apertures below, resting on a rectangular base with turned corner pillars and pierced sides, with winding key, further supported on a wood stand, 5 1/4 x 5 x 3 in. $800-1,200

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77 Woodblock Triptych Print of Dansiro, Kabuki Actor, Japan, 19th century, published by Hasegawa (1853-1938), playing a Senkoku daimyo holding a sword in his right hand, printed in 1896, signed with one artists seal, 14 1/2 x 9 3/4 each, with mat, 20 1/4 x 34 1/4 in. $500-700 78 Woodblock Triptych Print of a Hellish Disease, Japan, 19th century, Yoshitoshi Tsukioka (1839-1892), with an old man suffering from illness with a noble couple in prayer at his bedside, printed in 1883, signed with one artists seal, 14 1/2 x 9 3/4 each, with mat, 22 x 36 in. $800-1,000 79 Woodblock Triptych Print of a Warrior, Japan, 19th century, Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915), sitting near the waterside in the night with his armor taken off, printed in 1884, signed with one artists seal, 14 1/2 x 9 3/4 each, with mat, 22 x 36 in. $500-700

80 Woodblock Triptych Print of a Battle in the Sino-Japanese War, Japan 19th century, Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915), depicting battleships on fire with smoke coming out, printed in 1894, signed with two artists seals, 14 1/2 x 9 3/4 each, with mat, 22 x 36 in. $500-700 81 Woodblock Triptych Print of a Battle in the Sino-Japanese War, Japan, 19th century, Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915), depicting survivors from the sunken battleship Guangyi that caught on fire at sea, printed in 1894, signed with two artists seals, 14 1/2 x 9 3/4 each, with mat, 22 x 36 in. $500-700 82 Woodblock Triptych Print of an Ambush, Japan 19th century, Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915), with soldiers waiting for a critical attack in ambush, printed in 1895, signed with two artists seals, 14 1/2 x 9 3/4 each, with mat, 22 x 36 in. $500-700

83 Woodblock Diptych Print of Builders, Japan, 19th century, published by Kokeido (1877-1910), depicting carvers with a Buddha statue with falling workers, printed in 1894, two publishers seals, signed with one artists seal, 14 1/2 x 9 3/4 each, with mat, 22 x 36 in. $500-700 84 Woodblock Print of Mount Tsukuba, Japan, 19th century, the 107th view of the One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, depicting a birds-eye view of a night scene in winter with Mount Tsukuba in background, an eagle with spread wings dominating the top, signed Hiroshige (1797-1858), mounted on paper, print size 13 x 8 1/2 in. $200-300 85 Woodblock Print of Shiba Park, Japan, 20th century, depicting Shiba Park in Japan covered in snow, with a figure with an umbrella and an arched stone bridge, signed Hasui Kawase (1883-1957), oban yoko-e, mounted on paper, print size 14 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. $200-300

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86 Two Loose Woodblock Prints, Japan, 19th century, one depicting a courtesan dressed in a formal kimono seated in a room setting, the other depicting a woman with hair unbound, barefoot, hands in prayer, standing amid falling water, both signed Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III), 14 x 9 3/4 in. $300-500 87 Pair of Woodblock Prints, Japan, 20th century, Hasui Kawase (1883-1957), depicting a rainy day and a snowy day in a quiet temple in three tones of red, blue, and black, framed and glazed, each 14 x 9 3/8 in. without frame. $1,000-2,000 88 Woodblock Album of Genji goshu yojo, Japan, 1858, by Utagawa Kunisada (17861864), A Collection of Charming Tales of Genji, holding thirty-two oban tate-e diptych prints (out of the entire fifty-four), printed on embossed paper, cut in half and pasted together to make an album in half size of oban, 14 1/2 x 9 3/8 in. $3,000-5,000

89 Woodblock Print from Upright Tokaido, Japan, 19th century, Hiroshige (1797-1858), the eleventh print of Hakone from a series of Fifty-three Stations of Tokaido, tate-e edition, published in 1855, framed and glazed, 13 x 8 3/8 in. without frame. $1,000-1,500 90 Woodblock Print from Upright Tokaido, Japan, 19th century, Hiroshige (1797-1858), the twenty-second print of Okabe from a series of Fifty-three Stations of Tokaido, tate-e edition, published in 1855, framed and glazed, 13 x 8 3/8 in. without frame. $500-700 91 Woodblock Print of a Snowy Night, Japan, 20th century, depicting a snowy night scene of a riverside with a figure on a boat, dated and signed Hasui Kawase (1883-1957), framed and glazed, print size 14 x 9 1/4 in. $800-1,000 92 Six Hanging Scrolls, Japan, 19th century, each depicting a narrative story probably from The Tale of Genji, all figures in Heianera costumes and settings, including female courtiers playing the game go in a pavilion, 48 1/2 x 20 1/8 in. each. Provenance: From a private collection in Leonia, New Jersey. $800-1,000

93 Nighttime Landscape, Japan, 19th century, ink on silk, depicting a moonlit mountainside with a temple and mountain range in the mist, signed with seal, 12 x 24 1/2 in. $400-600 94 Pair of Tosa School-style Paintings, Japan, 19th century, depicting a busy scene in spring and autumn from the Edo period in narrative style of Yamato-e, with figures surrounded by a mountain range with blooming white plums and red maple foliage, respectively, multicolored with some outlines and background in gold, 55 1/2 x 44 1/4 in. $2,000-3,000

95 Six-panel Screen with Pine Trees, Japan, 19th century, colors on paper, depicting pine trees in two groups seen from a high perspective on a gold leaf ground, the needles described in mineral green, 60 3/8 x 24 5/8 with the first and last panel wd. 22 3/8 in. $2,000-3,000

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96 Munakata Shiko (1903-1975) Japan, woodblock from the series The Ten Disciples of Shakyamuni, dated and signed in pencil 11 26 1960, Munakata and in kanji Shiko, red seal MS, 40 x 15 in. $1,000-2,000
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97 Munakata Shiko (1903-1975), Japan, woodblock from the series The Ten Disciples of Shakyamuni, dated and signed in pencil 11 26 1960, Munakata and kanji Shiko, with red seal MS, 40 x 15 in. $1,000-2,000 98 Munakata Shiko (1903-1975), Japan, Flowers and Birds, woodblock, dated and signed in pencil 11 26 1960, Munakata and in kanji Shiko, red seal MS, 25 x 22 in. $500-700

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99 Munakata Shiko (1903-1975) Japan, Hawk Woman, woodcut with hand-applied color, signed in pencil, Munakata, with kanji shiko, red seal, framed, 15 7/8 x 12 3/8 in. $1,000-1,500

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100 Saito Kiyoshi (1907-1997), Japan, ink and slight color on paper, depicting a seated potter in his studio surrounded by his bottles and cups, signed and sealed Kiyoshi Saito, framed, 28 5/8 x 23 1/2 in. $2,000-2,500

101 Paul Jacoulet (1902-1960), Dans les Jardins Reserves du Palais, Seoul, Coree, impression successive, eighty woodblocks, no. 1/6, (no. 77 missing), each signed in pencil Paul Jacoulet with sparrow seal, carver seal Maeda Kentaro, printer seal Fujii Shunosuke, each approximately 15 1/2 x 11 3/4 in. $3,000-5,000

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102 Paul Jacoulet (1902-1960), Les Jades, Chinoise The Jades, Chinese Woman, impression successive, fifty-eight woodblock prints, no. 1/4, each signed in pencil Paul Jacoulet with boat seal, carver seal Maeda Kentaro, printer seal Fujii Shunosuke, each approximately 15 1/2 x 11 3/4 in. $3,000-5,000

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103 Fukusa of Blue Satin, Japan, Meiji Period (1868-1912), embroidered in gilt and colored threads with two figures at leisure seated beneath a gnarled pine tree, with two turtles crawling near the rakes by their side, frame 37 1/2 x 29 1/4 in. $800-1,200 104 Silk Brocade Obi, Japan, Meiji Period (1868-1912), depicting the paulownia crest of the Tokugawa clan in various floral designs in yellow, purple, ivory, green, and brown surrounding a hut, with gold metallic threads, lg. 162 in. Provenance: From the estate of Richard Young, Van Hornesville, New York. This collection originally belonged to his stepmother, Louise Powis Brown Young, who amassed the textiles during the first quarter of the 20th century. $800-1,200 105 Silk Embroidered Kosode, Japan, late 19th century, depicting on cream silk crepe flowers of the four seasons embroidered in satin and twisted rope stiches and gold couched thread on a shibori ground, lg. 76 in. $1,800-2,000

106 Japanese Kesa Mounted on Silk, Japan, 18th century, depicting blue and pale orange roundels of cranes, bats and the Buddhist wheel, on a dark green ground, with gold thread clouds, 85 1/2 x 45 7/8 in. $1,000-2,000 107 Dragon Embroidery, Japan, Meiji Period (1868-1912), framed and glazed, depicting three dragons luxuriously embroidered in gold threads on stitched ground of light brown using a variety of filling and couching stitches, 75 x 38 3/4 in. Provenance: From a private collection in Leonia, New Jersey. $2,000-3,000

108 Wall Tapestry with Dragons, Japan, Meiji Period (1868-1912), embroidered in gold, silver, brown, and cream threads with a pair of ferocious three-clawed dragons fighting over a flaming pearl amidst clouds, all on a coilpatterned ground, with a brocade border. $2,000-3,000

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109 Wall Tapestry with Peacock, Peahen, and Peonies, Japan, Meiji Period (1868-1912), the birds embroidered in gold-wrapped threads against a pastel background over paper padding, with brocade border, 81 x 59 in.

Note: Similar textiles exhibited in Threads of Silk and Gold: Ornamental Textiles from Meiji Japan, at the Ashmolean Museum, on loan from the Kiyomizui Sannenzaka Museum. $2,000-3,000

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110 Wall Tapestry featuring Egrets in a Lotus Pond, Japan, Meiji Period (1868-1912), the birds depicted standing in the water amidst lotus flowers and lily pads, with a pair of birds in flight above, with brocade border.

Note: Similar textiles exhibited in Threads of Silk and Gold: Ornamental Textiles from Meiji Japan at the Ashmolean Museum, on loan from the Kiyomizui Sannenzaka Museum. $2,000-3,000

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111 Earthenware Fish-decorated Dish, Japan, 20th century, glazed in two tones of greenish-gray, decorated with a painted fish in underglaze black and blue, attributed to Fujita Tsuguji (1886-1968), bearing f mark in underglaze blue, unglazed multi-side foot ring, dia. 7 in. $400-600

112 Mishima Saucer, Japan, 20th century, greenglazed stoneware inlaid in white slip, a floral medallion to the center, a band of etched or incised grasses to the rim, the exterior quickly brushed with white slip in the hakeme style, gently flared rim, short foot, unglazed base with a spiral, dia. 5 in. $300-500

113 Yoshida Ware Dish, Japan, 19th century, round shallow sides with open floral shape, the interior decorated with open and furling banana leaves on a ground decorated with small circles, the exterior decorated with scrolling tendrils, a fuku mark to the base, dia. 10 3/8 in. $1,000-1,200

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114 Ko-Kutani-style Bowl, Japan, 19th/20th century, round lobed form with enamel decoration, the interior with various cartouches depicting flowers and birds on a geometric ground surrounding a central image of a figure crossing a bridge, the exterior with scrolling tendrils, fuku mark to the base, dia. 9 7/8 in. $300-500 115 White Porcelain Covered Box, Japan, 19th/20th century, in the shape of a conch with applied barnacles and clams, the cover with a handle shaped as an open clam with a loose pearl inside which makes a clinking sound, the clam on top and crabs on the sides are painted blue, the knobby shell surface in yellow-brown, and the barnacles in transparent glaze, a calligraphic mark in charcoal to unglazed base, dia. 5 in. $400-600 116 Hirado Blue and White Porcelain Covered Box, Japan, 18th/19th century, with an applied chrysanthemum with two buds and leaves on a domed cover, bluish-white glaze with two chrysanthemums and two butterflies in underglaze blue invoking a poetic feeling of the Edo period, both the rims of the cover and box unglazed, flat base, dia. 2 1/2 in. Note: For a similar example displaying the same dexterity in molding a flower see Hirado: Prince of Porcelains, by Louis Lawrence (Chicago: Art Media Resources, Inc., 1997), p. 61, pl. 31. $400-600 117 Hirado Blue and White Water Jar, Japan, 20th century, cylindrical, with rounded shoulder and bottom, depicting a pair of peacocks amongst plums, pines, and bamboo on a ground with auspicious fungus between two borders of stylized ruyi mushrooms on top and double lotus petals to bottom, the interior thickly glazed, unglazed rim, recessed base; with a lacquer cover with loop handle, ht. 8 1/2 in. $500-700

119 Hirado Blue and White Shishi, Japan, 19th/20th century, sitting with two forepaws on an openwork woven basket, carved and incised mane and tail and basket painted in underglaze blue, unglazed eye and fangs, ht. 3 1/2 in. Note: A similar example dated to the Meiji Period (1868-1912) is illustrated on the cover of Hirado: Prince of Porcelains, by Louis Lawrence (Chicago: Art Media Resources, Inc., 1997); with an example dated to the Edo period on p. 98. $400-500

124 Imari Tea Bowl Set, Japan, 19th century, originally a set of ten covered tea bowls, eight bowls and nine covers remaining, decorated with cranes, flowers, and various honeycomb and key-fret patterns in underglaze cobalt blue and overglaze gold and red, all reserved in sections of geometric shapes, gilt rims, four-character mark to base, with a wooden container and a sheet of paper with production date 1874, bowl dia. 4 1/2, cover dia. 4 in. $200-300 125 Imari Covered Rice Bowl, Japan, 20th century, the interior decorated with underglaze blue, the exterior with fish and lotus scrolls in overglaze enamels of red, green, and black, gilt rim, one-character mark on base, boxed, dia. 4 1/4 in. $100-200 126 Pair of Satsuma Vases, Japan, 19th century, ovoid, decorated in polychrome enamels and gilt over a clear, crackled glaze with various cartouches depicting figures, flowers, and birds on a brocade ground, mounted as lamps, ht. 13 1/2 in. $500-700

120 White Porcelain Okimono Monkey, Japan, 19th/20th century, dressed in a sleeveless robe tied with a ribbon in front, seated with the right leg folded and the left knee raised, its left hand holding a peach on the raised knee, the fur with incised fine notches laid out in a regular fashion, the pupils painted in iron brown, overall glaze of greenish hue, ht. 4 5/8 in. $200-300

121 Bisque Okimono Puppy, Japan, 19th/20th century, seated with two front legs raised and looking up, the pupils glazed in iron brown, fur expressed in incised lines laid out following the curve of the body with the leg, ear, and eyebrow areas notched in different directions, a small hole to base, signed Shirou, ht. 3 5/8 in. $400-600 122 Two Polychrome Vases, Japan, 20th century, including one in the shape of an elongated ovoid-shape with high shoulder, decorated allover with morning glory sprays in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels and gold, ht. 8 1/8; the other in the shape of a bottle vase decorated with a morning glory in underglaze blue, ht. 3 1/2 in., both bear Genroku (18691912) studio mark to base. $400-600 123 Imari Charger, Japan, 20th century, decorated with underglaze cobalt blue and overglaze red enamel and gold, the interior well decorated with stylized flowers and bamboo in a double ring medallion, the exterior with stylized phoenixes alternating with lingzhi mushrooms in underglaze blue, marked to base, dia. 18 in. $1,000-1,200

127 Satsuma Censer, Japan, 19th century, ovoid form with three panel feet, decorated in polychrome enamels on a clear, crackled glaze with a winter scene of Itsukushima shrine, gilt seal worn, dia. 2 5/8 in. $300-500 127A Two Satsuma Bowls, Japan, 19th century, each decorated in polychrome enamel and gilt over a clear, crackled glaze with finely painted detailed scenes of figures, birds, flowers, and landscapes on the interior and exterior, one with brocade borders, the other with geometric borders, both with gilt seals: one Kyozan, one Ryozan, dia. to 5 in. $300-500

118 Hirado Blue and White Shishi, Japan, 19th/20th century, sitting with one forepaw raised on an openwork ball, her mane and tail painted in underglazed blue, thickly glazed, unusual impressed mark to the base of the ball, ht. 3 3/4 in. $100-200

128 Satsuma Vase, Japan, 19th century, decorated in polychrome enamels and gilt over a clear, crackled glaze with samurai and courtesans in a garden setting, the flat-shouldered top decorated with brocade geometric patterns, gilt seal: Kozan, ht. 5 1/8 in. $500-700

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129 Satsuma Censer, Japan, 19th century, of ovoid shape with tripod feet, decorated in polychrome enamels and gilt over a clear, crackled glaze with flowering branches, the cover finial and lugs of shishi lions, with gilt seal: Satsuma gizan maku and the Shimazu seal, dia. 6, ht. 7 1/2 in. $300-500 130 Satsuma Kogo with Brocade Shifu, Japan, 19th century, of rectangular shape, decorated in polychrome enamel and gilt on a clear, crackled glaze with geometric borders and flowers, lg. 2 1/2 in. $200-300 131 Three Satsuma Kogo, Japan, 19th century, covered incense boxes decorated in polychrome and gilt over a clear, crackled glaze with figures and flowers, gilt seals: Satsuma and Suisan, dia. to 2 1/2 in. $200-300 132 Six Small Satsuma Vases, Japan, 19th century, various shapes, decorated in polychrome enamels and gilt over a clear, crackled glaze with figures depicted in a cartouche, gilt seals worn, ht. to 5 7/8 in. $500-700

133 Seven Satsuma Miniature Vessels, Japan, 19th century, various shapes, decorated in polychrome enamels and gilt over a clear, crackled glaze with figures and one with bamboo, all with worn gilt seals, ht. to 2 1/8, dia. 3 7/8 in. $200-300 134 Satsuma Covered Box, Japan, 19th century, rectangular shape, decorated in polychrome enamels and gilt over a clear, crackled glaze with Kiyomizu temple on the cover and scrolling floral circles on the top and bottom edges, the cover interior decorated with a dragon and the Shimizu mon and the box with four Immortals, gilt seal: Satsuma choshusan, lg. 4 in. $500-700

136 Large Satsuma Vase with Stand, Japan, late 19th century, of bottle shape, decorated in polychrome enamels and gilt on a clear, crackled glaze with two cartouches depicting a warrior and a courtesan surrounded by floral and butterfly roundels and scrolling clouds on brocade patterns, signed in black, Dai Nippon Nishida Do, ht. 19 1/8 in. $500-700 137 Two Satsuma Vessels, Japan, 19th century, a miniature teapot and a censer, both decorated in polychrome enamels and gilt on a clear, crackled glaze with figures and flowers, worn gilt marks, dia. to 4 in. $200-300 138 Pair of Satsuma Vases, Japan, 19th/20th century, long baluster-shape with short neck and waisted bottom, both depicting a phoenix upside down around the shoulder with flowing feathers embellished with rich gold on a ground filled with floral and foliate scrolls in yellow-green and gold, gilt mouth rim, gilt band along the bottom, gilt seal: Satsuma with Shimizu mon, ht. 10 in. $700-900

135 Satsuma Teapot, Japan, c. 1900, signed Yabu Meizan (1853-1934), the cover and ovoid body painted and gilded with hanging wisteria, the slender handle and spout decorated with scrolling foliage, ht. 5 in. $1,800-2,000

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139 Green Cloisonn Enamel Vase, Japan, 20th century, baluster-shape with round shoulder and waisted neck, depicting white peonies on a green ground using plique-a-jour technique, metal rim encircling the mouth and foot, Inaba studio mark on the base rim, ht. 9 3/4 in. $500-700

140 Yellow Cloisonn Enamel Vase, Japan, 20th century, baluster-shape with rounded shoulder and waisted mouth slightly narrowing down to base, depicting roses in varying shades of crimson red on a bright yellow ground using plique-a-jour technique, metal rim encircling the mouth and foot, ht. 12 1/8 in. $500-700

141 Ando Jubei (1876-1953) Cloisonn Enamel Vase, Japan, c. 1900, slender ovoid form with a short everted neck, decorated with pale plum blossoms in full bloom against a deep teal ground, with silver rim bands, Ando mark on base, ht. 16 5/8 in. Note: An identical vase is in The Khalili Collections (EX393). $20,000-30,000

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141A Cloisonn Vase, Japan, Gonda Hirosuke (1865-1937), tapered form, depicting white egrets on a pink ground, impressed mark to base, ht. 24 in. $5,000-7,000

142 Blue and White Jar with Chinese Characters, Korea, 19th/20th century, voluminous storage jar decorated with brushed characters of su and bok (longevity and blessings), stylized ruyi clouds along the shoulder, a double ring around the short mouth, and a single ring along the foot, dia. 9 3/8 in. $500-700 143 Ten-panel Screen with Plum Blossoms, Korea, 19th century, ink and color on paper, depicting plum trees full of white blossoms, dated (1886) and signed by Park Hongseop (courtesy name: Seokha), with three seals, calligraphy over two panels, 44 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. Provenance: From a private collection in Leonia, New Jersey. Similar examples include an eight-panel screen by Yu Suk (1827-1873) at Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, dated to 1868. $1,500-2,000

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144 Eight-panel Screen with Manchurian Hunting Scenes, Korea, 19th century, ink and color on silk, depicting a continuous hunting scene with men on horseback in chase of tiger, deer, and wild boar, with male attendants escorting a noble lady in a coach, all dressed in Manchu-style costume, some details painted in gold, each painting 12 5/8 x 43 in. Provenance: From a private collection in Leonia, New Jersey. $1,800-2,500

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145 Six-panel Screen with Scholars Accoutrements, Korea, 19th/20th century, ink and color on paper, depicting scholars desks with books, various writing tools, and rare collectibles such as transparent glass bottles and bowls containing bamboo, peonies, watermelons, and chestnuts, signed with seal, each 11 1/2 x 17 5/8 in. See detail image on back cover Provenance: From a private collection in Leonia, New Jersey. $1,000-2,000

146 Two Flower-and-Butterfly Paintings (Hwajeopdo) Korea, 19th century, ink and color on cotton, one depicting peonies and butterflies, the other lilies and irises, with butterflies and dragonflies, individually framed, possibly separated from a multi-panel folding screen, 49 1/2 x 11 1/8 in. Provenance: From a private collection in Honolulu, Hawaii. $2,000-3,000

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147 Four Pictorial Ideographs, Munjado, Korea, 19th century, ink and color on paper, of filial piety (hyo), loyalty (chung), propriety (ye), and righteousness (ui), individually framed and glazed, most likely separated from an eightpanel screen each depicting one character, 19 x 11 3/4 in. Provenance: From a private collection in Honolulu, Hawaii. $800-1,000 148 Two Multi-panel Pyeongsaengdo Screens, Korea, 20th century, ink and light color on silk, depicting ceremonial moments in the life of an official, including the birth, advancement to officialdom, promotions to higher ranks, and healthful aging, ten depictions divided into screens of six and four, each painting 14 3/8 x 46 in. Provenance: From a private collection in Leonia, New Jersey, purchased from Brooks McLure (1919-2012), U.S. diplomat to Germany, Austria, Denmark, Egypt, and Korea. Accompanied by certification issued by The Tokyo Art Club on October 14, 1960, and an envelope addressed to McLure in West Germany postmarked on November 14, 1960. $2,000-3,000

149 Four-panel Embroidery Screen, Korea, 19th/20th century, auspicious flowers and birds embroidered on silk, including woodpeckers with peonies, ducks with lotuses, ribbon-tailed birds with plums, and phoenixes with pine and bamboo, each 10 3/8 x 25 in. Provenance: From a private collection in Leonia, New Jersey. $800-1,000

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156 Thangka of Padmasambhava, possibly Nepal, distemper on cloth, depicted seated atop a moon edged with lotus blossoms rising from a lake, with his right hand holding a gold vajra and his left hand holding a white skull cup above his lap, and the katvanga staff with a flaming center blade resting against his left shoulder, surrounded by various bodhisattvas and gurus amidst the surrounding peonies and foliage; with silk borders and cover, mounted as a hanging scroll, 23 3/4 x 17 in. $800-1,000 157 Painted Thangka, Tibet, 20th century, possibly of Avalokiteshvara, distemper on cloth, the five-faced, eight-armed deity seated in rajalilasana on a lotus flower growing out of a lake and backed by a mandorla, holding a ritual implement in each hand, including vajra, kartika, fly-whisk, and dadar, surrounded by dragons and deities amidst clouds, together with four Buddhas seated in lotus thrones and Mahakala in pratyalidhasana on a lotus base, border painted in white with dragons and clouds on navy blue ground, with a Tibetan inscription written within a central cartouche at the bottom; with silk borders and cover, mounted as a hanging scroll, 27 1/2 x 21 in. $1,000-1,500 158 Thangka of Mahakala, Indo-Tibet, 20th century, distemper and gold on cloth, the blue-hued, six-armed dharmapala holding ritual implements, including a trisula, a skull garland, and a damaru, and stepping on the prone form of the elephant-headed Ganesha, all framed by billowing flames, with a seated bodhisattva at the upper left, Sanskrit verso, mounted on textile as a hanging scroll, 10 1/2 x 7 in. $1,000-1,500 159 Thangka of a Mandala, Indo-Tibet, 20th century, distemper and gold on cloth, possibly centered with five forms of Tara, each depicted seated in a roundel and superimposed on a square enclosure divided into the four directional colors, the outer circle comprising various celestial attendants and guardians, the mandala in turn surrounded by other deities amid a fantastic mountainous landscape, Sanskrit text verso, with silk borders and cover, mounted as a hanging scroll, 23 1/2 x 17 in. $800-1,000 160 Bronze Kila, Tibet, 20th century, cast with a tripartite blade and serpents emerging from the mouths of three makara, the lotus handle surmounted by three faces of Mahakala, each set in a fierce expression and adorned with a skull crown, lg. 7 1/2 in. $300-500

150 Pegu Terra-cotta Tile, Burma, depicting a monkey presenting an offering, decorated with a green glaze, 6 1/2 x 5 in. $600-800 151 Pegu Terra-cotta Tile, Burma, depicting two warriors with animal heads in high relief, decorated with green and brown glaze on a white glaze ground, 13 x 10 1/2 in. $4,000-6,000

154 Buddhist Textile Fragment with Chakrasamvara and Vajravarahi, SinoTibet, embroidered in polychrome silk floss with the three-armed deities in embrace on a lotus base backed by a flaming mandorla amidst clouds, holding ritual implements and lotus sprigs in their hands, with lotus flowers emerging from the rocks below; the yellow silk border woven with clouds, 19 x 16 in. $2,000-3,000

152 Pegu Terra-cotta Tile, Burma, depicting two warriors with animal heads in high relief, decorated with green and bronze glazes on a white ground, 10 3/8 x 8 in. $3,000-5,000 153 Pegu Terra-cotta Tile, Burma, depicting an elephant holding a shield in high relief, decorated in green and brown glaze on a white glaze ground, 11 x 8 in. $3,000-5,000

155 Buddhist Textile Fragment, Sino-Tibet, embroidered in polychrome silk floss on sage green silk with a wrathful guardian, possibly Garuda, with outstretched wings, standing amidst clouds with ritual implements in its hands, blue brocade border woven with scrolling lotus blossoms, overall 23 1/2 x 16 in. $2,000-3,000

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161 Inlaid Silver Vajra, Tibet, 20th century, cast on each side of the bulbous central grip with a lotus pedestal supporting a four vajra points decorated with dense filigree scrolling foliate motifs and inset with turquoise and agate stones, lg. 10 3/8 in. $500-700 162 Silver Repouss and Copper Shrine Box, Gau, Tibet, 20th century, the front of the ogee arched box with repouss decorations of the eight Buddhist emblems and a kirttimukha mask within beaded borders, the central aperture containing a molded figure of a Buddha, with cloth carrying case, ht. 4 3/4 in. $200-300 163 Two Inlaid Silver Amulet Boxes, Gau, Tibet, 20th century, circular, each with filigree decorations and inset turquoise, lapis lazuli, and agate stones, stamped 925 on base, dia. 3 in. $400-600 164 Copper Alloy Shrine, Tibet, 20th century, rectangular with an ogee-arched top, the gilt facade with beading and repouss decorations of scrolling foliage and Buddhist precious objects, all framing a central window of conforming shape, 8 3/4 x 6 1/4 x 3 in. $700-900 165 Two Amulet Boxes, Gau, Tibet, 20th century, a circular wood amulet box decorated with repouss silver, the top depicting animals amidst blossoms and scrolling foliage, the bottom a double dorje and lotus flowers, inlaid with turquoise and coral, dia. 2 3/4, and a silver oval amulet box decorated with filigree work and turquoise and coral inlay, base with double dorje, wd. 2 in. $400-600 166 Three Copper Amulet Boxes, Gau, Tibet, 20th century, a circular box with a silvered top embossed with concentric rings of petals surrounding a central coral bead, dia. 3 7/8, and two oval boxes with silvered covers each with a central stone and floral decorations, wd. 2 1/4 in. $600-800 167 Two Inlaid Silver Amulet Boxes, Gau, Tibet, 20th century, eight-point star shape, each with filigree decorations and inset turquoise and agate stones, double-dorje embossed on the removable base, stamped 925, sizes to 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. $400-600

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168 Silver Repouss and Copper Shrine Box, Gau, Tibet, 20th century, the front of the circular box with repouss decorations of the eight Buddhist emblems and a kirttimukha mask within beaded borders, the central aperture containing a molded figure of a Buddha; with cloth carrying case, dia. 3 7/8 in. $200-300

169 Silver and Coral Gau, Tibet, 20th century, circular, with concentric repouss and filigree decorations of petals, scrolling leaves, and knots encircling a central coral bead, dia. 6 in. $1,000-1,500

170 Ceremonial Conch Shell, Tibet, 20th century, typical form, the silvered sheet metal mount chased with animals amidst dense foliage, with coral and turquoise insets, lg. 8 1/8 in. $200-300

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171 Metal and Coral Milk Hook, Tibet, 20th century, an anchor-shaped belt ornament for women, the bronze hook with silvered metal with etched and studded decorations, inset with five large coral beads, each set in a silver bezel, the leather strap embellished similarly with an additional bead, lg. 13 in. $700-900

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172 Two Decorative Belt Hooks, Tibet, 20th century, on brocade straps, the silver and brass teardrop-shaped medallions with filigree and repouss decorations, each respectively set with a central turquoise and coral bead, the ornamental hooks embellished with stylized dragons, lg. 12 in. $200-300 173 Two Pairs of Silver Earrings, Tibet, 20th century, both pairs with the top hoop decorated with a bevel-set teardrop-shaped turquoise, one pair with coral and turquoise beads, lg. 4 5/8, the other pair with coral and filigree silver beads, lg. 4 in. $1,200-1,600 174 Pair of Silver Enameled Earrings, Tibet, 20th century, the front of the hooks inlaid and enameled with floral designs, each with four red glass beads alternating with enameled decorations suspended below, with mark stamped on the underside, lg. 6 1/8 in. $1,500-2,000 175 Two Silver Seals, Tibet, 20th century, cylindrical with spherical top, one embossed with Dharma wheels and dragons amidst scrolling foliage, the other with mythical beasts, both with incised seal faces, ht. to 2 3/8 in. $200-300 176 Leather Flint Pouch, Tibet, 20th century, decorated with silver cast with dragon motifs, silver marked cheng ji on either side, with flint, wd. 6 1/4 in. $200-300 177 Inlaid Leather Flint Pouch, Tibet, 20th century, the silver mount embossed with beading and scrolling foliate decorations, with leather strap and flint, wd. 6 1/2 in. $200-300

178 Leather Pouch Purse, Tibet, 20th century, typical form, the silver and brass mounts embossed with stylized lotus and other floral decorations, the flap inlaid with a turquoise stone, with leather strap, wd. 5 in. $200-300

180 Leather Pouch Purse, Tibet, 20th century, typical form, the silver and brass mounts embossed with fish and foliate decorations, the leather strap similarly embellished, flap inlaid with coral, wd. 4 1/4 in. $200-300 181 Silvered Copper Needle Case, Tibet, 20th century, typical form, decorated with inlays and embossed with stylized lotus flowers, the sides with blossoms on wan fret ground, with leather straps, lg. 3 3/4 in. $200-300

179 Leather Pouch Purse, Tibet, 20th century, typical form, the silver and brass mounts embossed with floral decorations, the flap inlaid with turquoise and coral, the leather strap embellished with four large metal studs, wd. 5 in. $200-300

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182 Black Bone Powder Horn, Tibet, 20th century, typical form, the silvered metal mount embossed with dense foliage decorations, the cover embellished with inlays and floral motifs, lg. 9 in. $200-300 183 Bone Powder Horn, Tibet, 20th century, typical form, the silvered sheet metal mount embossed with floral and scrolling foliate decorations, lg. 8 1/2 in. $200-300 184 Powder Horn, Tibet, 20th century, typical form, the point carved as a makara head, with its wings on either side, interspersed with Buddhist emblems throughout, the wood cover decorated with a vajra, lg. 6 1/2 in. $200-300

185 Powder Horn, Tibet, 20th century, typical form, the silvered sheet metal mount decorated with inlay and beadwork, the cover with floral ornamentations, lg. 7 1/4 in. $200-300 186 Copper and Silver Powder Horn, Tibet, 20th century, decorated with beading and seven coral beads each set in a bevel, lg. 6 1/2 in. $300-400 187 Ten Silver-lined Copper Bowls, possibly Nepal, 20th century, with silver overlay with chased decorations of figures and blossoms, dia. 4 1/2 in. $900-1,200

188 Gilt-bronze Figure of Shakyamuni, Nepal, 20th century, depicted standing on a doublelotus base and backed by two flaming aureoles, wearing a samghati and with his right hand in varadamudra and his left hand holding the edge of his garment at shoulder height, his face cast with classical features and elongated earlobes, ht. 12 7/8 in. Note: Similar to one in the collection of Harvard Art Museums, exhibited in ReView: S228-230 Arts of Asia, May 31, 2008-November 23, 2008. $800-1,000 189 Inlaid Gilt-metal Devotional Plaque, Nepal, Newari, 18th/19th century, centered around the four-armed figure of Vishnu in high relief with inlay of mother-ofpearl, hardstones, and glass backed by foil within gilt filigree, the elaborate background with blossoms and scrolling foliage with further inlaid accents, the ornate frame embellished with turquoise borders and similar filigree work, 14 1/4 x 11 1/2 in. $2,000-3,000

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190 Schist Stele, Nepal, 18th/19th century, rectangular with arched top, the gray stone carved in relief with a four-armed deity, possibly Kubera, carrying a gada and a bowl, with his wife Riddhi seated on his left knee, both figures depicted stepping on the reclining forms of their attendants and adorned with garlands and headdresses, protrusion on base suggests that it was originally part of a larger stele, ht. 8 in. $800-1,000

193 Folding Table, Tibet, 19th/20th century, rectangular, polychrome on wood, the front panel comprising two panels carved and pierced with a central lotus blossom and a kirtimukha mask amidst scrolling foliage, respectively, the sides with similar openwork floral decorations, the aprons carved with blossoms on fret ground, with a deer on scroll ground on either side; with the removable top and base panels, 11 1/2 x 9 x 17 1/4 in. $300-500

191 Pair of Wood Carved Models of Tigers, Nepal, 20th century, one male and one female, both depicted crouched, ht. 16, lg. 29 in. $800-1,000 192 Folding Table, Tibet, 19th/20th century, rectangular, polychrome on wood, the carved and pierced front panel with painted and kyungbur gesso-worked decoration of a pair of confronting dragons flanking a vessel brimming with jewels, the sides with multicolored clouds, the carved apron with scrolling foliage design, 8 7/8 x 22 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. $300-500

194 Portable Table, Tibet, 18th century, wood with traces of pigments, rectangular, with a recessed top and a molded border, carved on three sides in shallow relief with lotus flowers, fitted with one side drawer, 16 1/2 x 25 x 13 1/2 in. $700-900

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195 Storage Chest, Tibet, 20th century, rectangular, polychrome on wood, the front panel depicting a prowling tiger in a landscape, surrounded by a border with carved foliate and roundel decorations, the sides painted with tiger stripes, hinged cover undecorated, 17 3/4 x 35 1/4 x 14 1/4 in. $300-500

196 Pair of Painted Storage Trunks, Tibet, 20th century, rectangular, the fronts painted with mirrored decorations featuring pairs of mythical beasts around a central cartouche of a figure, possibly Bhairava, holding a conch, a pearl, and a rake, the sides each decorated with a flaming pearl, 49 x 17 1/2 x 21 1/2 in. $300-500

197 Small Treasure Chest, Tibet, 20th century, rectangular, polychrome on wood, the front panel carved in relief with a pair of tigers and a pair of Buddhist lions amidst foliage and pearls, the back depicting two pairs of pheasants perched beneath trees, the sides decorated with blossoms each within a diamond-shaped reserve, the hinged cover carved with a central stylized lotus flower surrounded by clouds, with metal handles and hardware, 8 x 12 1/4 x 6 1/2 in. $800-1,000

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198 Small Treasure Chest, Tibet, 20th century, rectangular, polychrome on wood, the front panel painted with a kirtimukha mask with scrolling foliage in the central cartouche and a wide fretwork border, the sides decorated with tiger stripes, with hinged cover and metal hardware, dovetail joinery, 11 1/4 x 15 5/8 x 8 7/8 in. $300-500 199 Red-painted Cloth-bound Wooden Box, Tibet, 20th century, rectangular, the front panel with four oval cartouches featuring a monkey, an elephant, a peacock, and a rabbit, respectively, with Tibetan script written along the top, the remaining sides and base decorated with yellow scrolling foliage design, with a removable sliding cover and metal hardware, 3 3/4 x 15 1/4 x 3 3/4 in. $200-300

200 Shrine, Tibet, 18th century, polychrome pigments on wood, rectangular with a trilobed arch, with ten Buddhas and deities each residing in a niche, originally fitted with a pair of doors, 24 x 14 1/4 x 2 3/4 in. $5,000-7,000 201 Pair of Pillar Carpets, Tibet, late 19th century, yellow ground, each woven with a dragon pursuing a pearl amidst scattered clouds, stylized waves below, with endless knots and dragon decorations along the top, 88 1/2 x 34 1/2 in. $5,000-7,000

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202 Archaic Bronze Wine Vessel, Gu, China, possibly Late Shang Dynasty, cylindrical, rising from a splayed foot to a broad trumpet mouth, the neck cast with upright lappets filled with leiwen bands, the slender midsection and foot cast with flanges and further leiwen design, with inscription at the interior of the foot, all covered with verdigris, ht. 10 7/8 in. Provenance: Purchased in 1949 from K. Watanabe & Co., with original receipt. Note: No technical examination done. $2,000-3,000

203 Archaic Bronze Wine Vessel, Jue, China, possibly Late Shang Dynasty, raised on three slender, triangular-sectioned feet, the cylindrical body decorated with leiwen bands and flanges, with a loop handle on one side beneath the spade-shape rim and a long semi-circular spout flanked by two knobbed finials, ht. 8 1/4 in. Provenance: Purchased in 1949 from K. Watanabe & Co., with original receipt. Note: No technical examination done. $3,000-5,000

204 Pair of Bronze Yoke Bells, China, possibly Western Zhou Dynasty (1046-771 BC), each with pierced round top supported by a tapered rectangular base, with verdigris throughout, ht. 4 7/8 in. Provenance: Acquired by an American missionary working in Japan during the late 1940s. Note: No technical examination done. Similar to the pair on display in Gallery 207 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (accession #1986.232.1). $2,000-3,000

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205 Funerary Monochrome Clay Model of a Farm, China, possibly Late Han Dynasty, the green replica depicting various farm animals within a pen, some facing the figure leaning against the entrance of the raised hut, 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.
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206 Pair of Lacquered Stone Foo Lions, China, 18th/19th century or possibly earlier, each seated on a rectangular plinth with a frieze of lotus petals, with a ferocious expression on its face and ears laid flat against its mane, ht. 9 in. $1,800-2,000 207 Lingbi Scholars Rock with Stand, China, 20th century, in the shape of a large bird perched on a rock, the dark gray stone streaked with fine white inclusions on the viewing side, the back of the stone with large grayish-white inclusions, strongly resonant, with stand, ht. 39 3/4 in. $3,000-5,000

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208 Scholars Rock on Wood Stand, China, 19th century, the tripartite shaft with two large apertures rising to a large cresting overhang suggesting the head of a ferocious pixiu (repaired), stone of gray tone with wide horizontal striations, overall ht. 17 1/4 in. $600-800 209 Hualimu Brush Pot, China, cylindrical, raised on three short feet, the mouth and foot each with a rounded molded band, no plug, ht. 7, dia. 6 3/4 in. $600-800

210 Huanghuali Brush Pot, China, 19th/20th century, carved around the sides in imitation of burlwood, rich reddish-brown color, no plug, ht. 7 1/8, dia. 6 5/8 in. $2,000-3,000 211 Lobed Wood Brush Pot, China, 20th century, hexagonal, possibly made of hongmu, with a rim band and everted base resting on six low feet, ht. 4 3/4, wd. 4 1/8 in. $300-500

212 Rosewood Brush Pot, China, 20th century, circular, the thick walls carved in shallow relief with a pair of scrolls flanked by confronting qilin prancing amidst clouds, with raised fretwork bands along the mouth and base, ht. 5 7/8 in. $300-500 213 Bamboo Brush Pot, China, 20th century, the irregularly shaped brush pot with a gently tapered body carved with a landscape scene with a figure surrounded by pine, bamboo, and pavilions nestled amongst craggy rocks, ht. 5 1/4, wd. 4 1/2 in. $1,800-2,000

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214 Bamboo Brush Washer, China, 20th century, the shallow vessel carved in the form of a Buddhas hand citron, borne on a leafy stem that forms a handle on one side, lg. 5 in. $400-600 215 Bamboo Libation Cup, China, 20th century, of open lotus leaf-form, deeply carved on the exterior with lotus flowers growing out of intertwining stalks forming the base and handle, with a leaf extending over the rim of the cup, ht. 3 5/8, dia. 4 1/4 in. $2,000-3,000 216 Bamboo Libation Cup, China, 19th/20th century, flowering plum branches carved in relief surround the cup and form the handle, ht. 2 3/8, dia. 3 7/8 in. $1,000-1,200 217 Bamboo Box with Four Drawers, China, 20th century, square shape resting on four corner feet, each of four sides holding a drawer with four compartments and four carved decorations of a bat combined with an endless knot and a longevity medallion, the top decorated with eight symbols of the eight Immortals paired in four squares, all edges decorated with fluted borders, stained in redbrown and black, 11 3/4 x 11 3/4 x 4 3/8 in. $1,000-1,500 218 Cinnabar Inksticks in Wood Box, China, 19th century, rectangular, each decorated with an auspicious motif: butterflies, dragons, bats, and clouds, with details in gilt, each marked Sou Jin (gold-washed) and Hui Cheng Wan Jinsheng Zhi (Made by Wan Jinsheng from the City of Hui), with the reign year Qianlong Ding Mao Nian (1747) on the side, box 1 1/2 x 7 3/4 x 3 1/8 in. $400-600

219 Set of Five Inksticks, China, 19th/20th century, rectangular, some with shaped edges, each depicting an old man at leisure in low relief, with gilt inscriptions on both sides, the fitted lacquer box with gilt characters wu lao tu mo within a scrolling lotus border, with a cloth-bound base, lg. to 3 1/4 in., together with a note likely dated to the mid-20th century. Note: For a similar example, please see Christies South Kensington, Sale 9506, Lot 94, November 14, 2002. $300-500 219A Horn Ruyi Scepter, China, 20th century, the shaft carved and pierced with branches bearing multiple ruyi-shaped lingzhi, the head comprising one large lingzhi together with a small one curling along the edge, lg. 8 in. $200-300 220 Pair of Carved Horn Libation Cups, China, 20th century, each carved with reserves of flowers, with a leiwen border along the mouth, horn of a semi-translucent golden brown tone, on pierced wood stand, ht. 2 1/8, wd. 3 1/8 in. $500-700

221 Rhinoceros Horn Libation Cup and Wood Stand, China, 17th/18th century, small, deeply hollowed form with extended lip, the exterior carved with magnolia buds and leaves resting upon a branch forming the openwork base, the horn of deep caramel color, the wood stand carved with magnolia buds and leaves, cup ht. 2 3/4, stand ht. 3 in. Provenance: Property of a New England gentleman; purchased by his grandfather at the turn of the century. $5,000-7,000

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222 Rhinoceros Horn Lily Cup and Carved Wood Stand, China, 17th/18th century, of tapered ovoid form, depicting a deeply hollowed out lily, the exterior sides carved with an unfurling lily and buds with the leaves of the lily forming a long, reticulated handle intertwined with the gnarled, leafy branches of the nandina tree, the leaves of the tree extending on to the lip of the interior, the interior carved with well-articulated, large lily petals with a low-relief stamen rising from the center, the cup rests, and is attached by a small peg, to the custom wood stand carved in high relief depicting an open lotus blossom surrounded by lotus pods and leaves, the horn of even, reddish-brown color deepening to a darker brown at the center, cup, ht. 5 1/2; with stand 8 1/4 in. Provenance: According to family history, acquired from Bluett & Sons, London in the 19th century by the Lauder family, to Mary Lauder Ross and John Alexander Ross, Scotland by 1910, to their daughter, sent to the United States in the 1960s, then by descent. The cup descended in the family of John Alexander Ross, the manager of the Crombie Mill, Aberdeen, Scotland, makers of luxury clothing, long favored by royals and international statesmen. It was once part of the contents of Netherton Lodge, the Ross Arts & Crafts manor house decorated with William Morris furnishings and Asian objects acquired from Bluett & Sons, London. Note: The relationship of the lily and the lotus, as depicted in this cup and stand, is auspicious as well as relating to a visual pun. The lily reading baihe meaning one hundred years of harmonious union makes the lily a symbol for weddings. The lotus reading he, harmony, suggests a pun for harmonious union as well. The addition of the nandina leaves, which suggest good fortune and many children, make it likely that this cup was made for a wedding ceremony. $8,000-12,000

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223 Rhinoceros Horn Libation Cup, China, 17th/18th century, the small form carved around the exterior with the Buddhas hand citron and leaves, the interior carved with a Buddhas hand citron and leaves with a gnarled branch forming the handle, the horn of a dark reddish color, ht. 2 3/4 in. Provenance: The estate of Alice Coolidge. $5,000-7,000 224 Inlaid Xiangqi Chess Board, China, possibly 19th century or earlier, the folding huali wood board embellished with bone inlays and metal hardware, 19 x 19 in. $10,000-12,000 225 Ceramic Xiangqi Chess Counters, China, possibly Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), each piece marked with characters in seal script, blue versus red, complete set, each dia. 1 1/2 in. $6,000-8,000

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226 Huali Dressing Case, China, 19th century, rectangular, the hinged cover opening to a shallow coffer, above a pair of panel doors opening to an interior with six drawers with cloud-shaped pulls, with dovetail joinery, fitted with brass hardware, handles, and a circular lock plate, 12 1/2 x 8 1/4 x 11 3/4 in. $300-400 227 Covered Yixing Teapot, China, 20th century, double-wall structure with straight sides, round shoulder, and flat bottom, decorated with openwork coin design, the double-wall cover decorated with an openwork dome with a lotus bud-shape knob, six-character Qianlong mark to base, ht. 3 3/4 in. $200-300 228 Pumpkin-shape Yixing Teapot, China, 20th century, with three applied frogs around the shoulder, the pot interior unpolished, with an animal figure inside, a rough square cover topped with an applied frog and a mark on the inside, ht. 3 1/8 in. $200-300

229 Round Yixing Teapot, China, 20th century, decorated with carved and applied floral scrolls and nuts, the handle carved into a branch with gnarls, the cover topped with an applied squirrel holding a nut, polished exterior, two marks on base and a mark on the interior of the cover, ht. 5 in. $200-300 230 Yixing Teapot with Warmer on Base, China, 20th century, in the shape of a Buddhas hand citron resting on a waisted foot, the handle in the shape of a sprig with gnarls and leaves, incised surface details, a mark to the bottom of the handle, ht. 5 1/2 in. $200-300 231 Pumpkin-shape Yixing Teapot, China, 20th century, unglazed, colored knob, spout, and handle in dark brown, incised and carved decoration, a mark on base and interior of the cover, ht. 3, dia. 6 1/4 in. $200-300

232 Small Fluted Yixing Teapot, China, 20th century, with sixteen-lobed body, base, and mouth topped with a domed and fluted cover with a knob in the shape of a flower bud, steam hole in the center of the cover, polished exterior, mark to base, ht. 2 7/8 in. $200-300 233 Yixing Teapot with Cover, China, 20th century, peach-inspired body decorated with carved bats and leaves continuing to form a handle applied on side, the spout in the shape of a tree trunk with gnarls, the cover knobbed with applied monkey with baby and hole for a string to connect it to the handle, fourcharacter mark to base, dia. 7 1/8 in. $500-700 234 Hardwood Carving, China, 20th century, elongated form, in the form of a group of lingzhi mushrooms, ht. 1 1/4, lg. 4 3/4, wd. 3 in. $500-700

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235 Carved Bamboo Guanyin, China, 19th/20th century, Ming-style, depicted seated in rajalila asana on a pedestal with a serene expression on her face, her left hand resting on her raised right knee and holding a bottle of pure water, ht. 9 1/2 in. $400-600 236 Boxwood Bodhidharma on Wood Stand, China, 19th century, the standing figure depicted with bare feet, clasped hands, and a serene expression on his face, wearing loose robes that falls open at the chest, ht. 5 1/4 in. $400-600 237 Wooden Figure of a Man, China, 20th century, leaning against a seated elephant with two tusks, holding a bat in his right hand and the Buddhas hand citron next to him, his head resting on his left hand as if meditating, his eyes closed, his elbow placed on the back of the elephant; with a carved wood stand, ht. 5 1/8, wd. 9 3/4 in. without stand. $200-300 238 Gilt-lacquered Brush Holder, China, 19th century, quatrefoil shape, the exterior decorated in a continuous scene of bats in flight amongst clouds, with eight Buddhist symbols interspersed, all between brocade bands of curvilinear borders, gilt on black lacquer, Qianlong six-character mark engraved on the base, ht. 6 1/2, dia. 6 1/2 in. $300-500 239 Gilt-bronze Brush Rest, China, 20th century, cast with three finely sculpted dragons forming a triad: two turned dragons flanking the central dragon, resting on a slightly curved oblong base decorated with carved cloud motifs, lg. 9 in. $800-1,000 240 Bronze Tripod Censer, China, 19th century, compressed bulbous form with short waisted neck, four-character Xuande mark on base, dia. 5 in. $500-700 241 Bronze Censer, China, 19th century, waisted rectangular form, with two side handles and standing on four legs, six-character Hongzhi mark cast on base, ht. 3 3/4 x 7 1/4 x 3 3/4 in. $500-700

242 Bronze Censer, China, 19th century, barrel shape, decorated with a pair of lion heads, standing on three cabriole legs, six-character Xuande mark cast on base, dia. 4 1/2 in. $400-600 243 Bronze Censer, China, 20th century, compressed form with twin Buddhist lion head handles, lip slightly splayed over the constricted neck, four-character Yu Tang Qing Xi mark cast in the base, dia. 7, ht. 4 in. $500-700 244 Gilt-splashed Bronze Censer, China, 19th/20th century, cast in the form of a Buddhist lion, the head forming the hinged cover, decorated with irregular splashes of gold throughout, ht. 7 1/2 in. $200-400 245 Bronze Mirror, China, mid-Western Han Dynasty (2nd century B.C.), the central knob surrounded by a band of eight linked arcs, and an inscription within hatched and plain borders, all within a plain rim, with gray patina and malachite encrustation, dia. 6 3/8 in. $1,000-2,000 246 Bronze Mirror, China, mid-Western Han Dynasty (2nd century B.C.), a small circular sleeve mirror, the knob formed as a crouching lion, surrounded by a band of raised nipples enclosed in circles and S-shaped scrolls, within a plain double border, all within a flat border of raised linked arcs, the reddish-brown patina with some malachite encrustation, dia. 4 in. $1,000-2,000 247 Bronze Mirror, China, Tang Dynasty (618907), circular lion and grape mirror, heavily cast in high relief, the crouching lion knob surrounded by six lions in various positions amidst scrolling grapevines, the outer border decorated with phoenixes and horses and scrolling grapevines, the dark gray patina with think malachite encrustation, dia. 7 1/8 in. $4,000-6,000 248 Bronze Mirror, China, Tang Dynasty (618907), of kuihua (sunflower) shape, finely cast in relief, the central knob encircled by flower petals, surrounded by two birds grasping flower sprigs in their beaks and two lotus blossoms with leafy tendrils, the silvery-gray surface with malachite encrustation, dia. 6 1/4 in. $2,000-3,000

249 Bronze Mirror, China, Song Dynasty (9601279), octofoil shape, the knob surrounded by a finely cast high-relief scene representing the story of Cei Fei, the dragon slayer surrounded by passengers on a ship in a sea of creatures including a whale as he attempts to slay a dragon, above the ship is inscribed in large characters, huangpi changtian (great and resplendent is the heaven), the dark gray patina with malachite encrustation, dia. 7 in. Note: See Christies New York, Sale 2658, Lot 1470, Luminous Perfection: Fine Chinese Mirrors from the Robert H. Ellsworth Collection. $3,000-5,000 250 Bronze Mirror, China, Qing Dynasty (16441911), the knob encircled by a plain band surrounded by four writhing dragons in low relief and TLV motifs, dark gray patina with milky green and dark brown encrustation, dia. 5 1/4 in. $1,000-2,000 251 Bronze Mirror, China, Qing Dynasty (16441911), of linghua (water chestnut flower) shape, the crouching lion knob surrounded with a continuous hunting scene of four horseback riders chasing four animals, the outer border decorated with a phoenix, other birds, and scrolling flowers and tendrils, the silvery gray patina with dark brownish-red encrustation, dia. 6 3/4 in. $3,000-5,000 252 Gilt-bronze Figure of a Bodhisattva, China, possibly Six Dynasties Period (222-589), the slender figure cast standing in front of a pierced mandorla on top of a tall base with four splayed legs, ht. 4 1/4 in. $800-1,000 253 Gilt-bronze Figure of a Bodhisattva, China, possibly Six Dynasties Period (222-589), the figure backed by an open mandorla and sitting in rajalilasana on a tall base with four splayed legs, (mandorla damaged), ht. 4 1/8 in. $500-700 254 Gilt-bronze Figure of Avalokiteshvara, China, 20th century, the four-armed bodhisattva seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus base, his primary hands in anjali mudra, his secondary hands holding a necklace and a lotus sprig, adorned with beaded jewelry, a tiara, and disk-shaped earrings, with sixcharacter Yongle mark incised on the top of the lotus base, sealed, ht. 7 3/4 in. $1,500-2,000

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255 Gilt-bronze Figure of Avalokiteshvara, China, 20th century, depicted seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus base, adorned with inlaid, beaded jewelry, large earrings, and a crown, with his face cast in a serene, smiling expression, his hands in dhyana mudra and holding a ritual vessel, sealed, ht. 14 1/4 in. $1,200-1,800 256 Ming-style Polychrome Lacquered Bronze Figure of Guanyin, China, 20th century, cast barefoot, seated in dhyanasana on a lotus throne, her right hand raised in front of her chest in vitarka mudra and her left in dhyana, wearing loose robes, beaded jewelry, and an openwork crown, sealed, ht. 16 1/2 in. $500-700

256A Bronze Silver-inlaid Guanyin, China, 20th century, cast seated barefoot in rajalilasana with a serene expression on her face and her hair in a high chignon, wearing a beaded necklace and long, flowing robes inlaid in silver wire with cloud motifs, silver inlaid Shisou mark to reverse, unsealed, ht. 12 1/2 in. $800-1000 257 Gilt-copper Seated Buddha, China, possibly Ming Dynasty (13681644), cast seated in dhyanasana with his hands held in namaskara, dressed in loose robes detailed with lotus and scrolling foliage, with tightly curled hair surrounding an usnisa above a gently smiling face with downcast eyes, unsealed, ht. 22 in. $2,000-3,000

258 Gilt-bronze Figure, China, 19th century, cast as a monk in seated atop a lotus throne, his right hand in vitarka and left in dhyana mudra, with base plate, ht. 6 7/8 in. $800-1,000

259 Gilt-bronze Figure of Yama, Sino-Tibet, 20th century, depicted striding in alidhasana on the back of a bull crouched over a prostrate figure on a lotus base, his hands raised in vitarka mudra, his face cast in a fierce expression with bared teeth and flaming hair, adorned with a skull tiara and a garland of severed heads around his neck, a female deity balanced astride his left knee, unsealed, ht. 13 3/4 in. $1,000-2,000

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260 Gilt-bronze Figure of Mahakala, Sino-Tibet, 20th century, the six-armed figure standing in pratyalidhasana atop Ganesha on an oval lotus base, depicted with red hair and a fierce expression, holding a chopper and a skull cup in his principal hands, with a skull bracelet in the upper right hand, the attached ribbon held in the upper left hand, unsealed, ht. 6 3/4 in. Note: For a similar example see Christies, Sale 2580, Lot 1279. $500-700 261 Gilt-bronze Figure of Mahakala, SinoTibet, 20th century, the two-armed deity cast standing in alidhasana atop the prostrate elephant-headed figure on an oval lotus base, holding a sword in his right hand and wearing armor, skull garland, and a crown of skulls backed by his flame-like hair, ht. 6 3/4 in. $500-700 262 Gilt-bronze Figure of Guandi, China, 20th century, cast seated on a rectangular bench with claw feet, his hands resting on his thighs, wearing armor beneath a long robe incised with dragon roundels and draped over his left shoulder, his hair pulled up and tied beneath a cloth cap set behind a headdress, unsealed, ht. 8 5/8 in. $1,000-1,500 263 Glass-inlaid Gilt-bronze Ruyi Scepter, China, 20th century, typical form, one side entirely covered with glass inlays depicting clear blossoms on ruby-red ground, with a border of emerald-green stones along the edge, the lobed head originally set with a clock at the center, the underside cast with the four-character Qianlong mark and with incised decorations of auspicious flowers and fruit amidst scrolling foliage, hollow, lg. 18 1/2 in. $3,000-4,000 264 Inlaid Gilt-bronze Ruyi Scepter, China, 20th century, cast in the form of a gnarled, leafy branch with a pair of Buddhas hand citrons forming the head of the scepter, with hardstone, jade, and agate inlays, lg. 11 1/4 in. $400-600 265 Faux Bois Gilt-metal Bowl, China, 20th century, with straight sides and flared rim, resting on a short straight foot, the interior plated in thick gold, the exterior glazed in redbrown to imitate wood grain enhanced by gold lines now losing their luster, dia. 5 in. $800-1,000

266 Gilt-bronze Jardinire, China, 20th century, globular form with qilin handles, cast with monster-masks above six deep reserves featuring pine, willow, plum blossom, crane, and eagle, respectively, with incised scrolling floral decorations throughout, dia. 14, ht. 13 1/2 in. $400-600 267 Cloisonn Bowl, China, 20th century, with slightly rounded steep sides rising to a flat rim, the interior decorated with a stylized lotus roundel, with foliate and scrolling motifs on white ground, dia. 7 7/8 in. $300-500 268 Pair of Cloisonn Pricket Candleholders, China, 20th century, the slightly flared drip pan resting on a raised splayed foot, the exterior and interior both decorated with lotus blossoms and ruyi-shaped foliage on bright blue ground, leiwen bands along the mouth and foot, gilt rims, stylized double dorje on gilt base, ht. 3 1/4 in. $1,000-2,000 269 Pair of Cloisonn Circular Covered Boxes, China, 20th century, decorated allover with lotuses and vine scrolls, encircling bands of ruyi clouds and dots, and writhing dragons intermingled with knots on a turquoise ground, with the Yin and Yang motif in the center, the inner sides of both bowl and cover enameled in blue, the base decorated with lotus and vine scrolls, with four-character Qianlong mark on base, dia. 4 3/4 in. $400-600 270 Pair of Cloisonn Covered Boxes, China, 20th century, ovoid, decorated allover with lotuses and mallows as well as foliate scrolls on a turquoise ground, with a lozenge-shape decoration formed by four ruyi clouds and a flower, the interiors of both box and cover enameled in blue, four-character Qianlong mark in a square on base, dia. 3 5/8 in. $600-800 271 Pair of Small Cloisonn Bronze Vases, China, 20th century, with two flattened lobed sides decorated with two alternating sets of finely crafted three petal-shape polychrome cloisonn, two S-shape handles with inlaid metal decorations of flowers and scrolls soldered onto the shoulder and pinned to the flared rim, resting on a waisted foot, ht. 5 3/8 in. $800-1,000

271A Pair of Cloisonn Covered Censers, China, 20th century, rectangular baluster-shaped incense burner with rectangular domed cover with a metal openwork knob, decorated allover with lotus flowers on a turquoise ground flowered with lotus scrolls, handles in the shape of stylized ruyi scepters are attached on each side of the body resting on four legs, each in the shape of a lion-inspired head with a paw-shape foot to the tip, sixcharacter Qianlong mark on the cloisonn base, ht. 21 in. $6,000-8,000

272 Pair of Cloisonn Gu-shape Vases, China, 20th century, in three sections: trumpet-shape neck, inverted trumpet-shape foot, and an ovoid shape in between, the neck decorated with four taotie motifs in shaped reserves, the ovoid center with peonies and scrolls, and the foot with four scrolling motifs in matching reserves, all depicted on a turquoise ground filled with floral and foliated scrolls, four bands of ruyi mushroom and two gilt triple-line bands demarcating the three sections, rim of the mouth gilt, rim of the foot with gilt impressed design, ht. 13 3/4 in. $1,500-2,500

273 Pair of Cloisonn Cups, China, 20th century, inverted bell-shape, raised foot with waisted sides, decorated allover with lotus and vine scrolls, a band of stylized lotus and scrolls around the base, the foot decorated with ruyi and dots, incised Qianlong mark in a square to base, ht. 2 3/8, dia. 2 1/2 in. $400-600

274 Pair of Cloisonn Stem Cups, China, 20th century, each resting on a splayed foot with rounded sides rising to a gilt rim, decorated with scrolling lotus flowers and ruyi borders, gilt base with four-character Qianlong mark, ht. 3 in. $800-1,000

275 Gilt Cloisonn Teapot, China, 20th century, with domed cover with a decorative metal knob on the top, the pot is globular with the top half softly sunken to form a slightly concave shoulder, the whole surface decorated with various auspicious motifs including endless knots, lotuses, dragons, and double fish, the handle connected by two loose rings to the decorative double lotusshape metal placers fixed onto both sides of the shoulder, the foot in the shape of a shallow bowl with straight foot separately made and attached, ht. 6 1/4 in. $600-900

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276 Lapis Lazuli Teapot with Cloisonn Handle and Stand, China, 20th century, ribbed twelve-lobe floral shape with an ox head applied on one side, three sets of small flanges along the shoulder to support the three-pronged handle decorated with cloisonn floral scrolls and three applied metal fish, similarly shaped cover with a lotusshape knob in the central well, ht. 7 1/2; the tripod cloisonn stand decorated with three openwork bats and lingzhi mushrooms, the top in the shape of a twelve-lobed flower, the rim decorated with key-fret motif, on a ringshape base, ht. 3 in. $600-800 277 Pair of Large Cloisonn Jars, China, 20th century, compressed oval shape with short waisted neck and rolled rim resting on a short foot ring, the body depicting pomegranates and Buddhas hand citrons interspersed with flying bats and small mallows on a turquoise ground with trellis patterns, the neck, shoulder, and bottom decorated with a band of shaped panels of ruyi and lotus, all decorations applied to make a mirror image together, six-character Qianlong mark in relief on a cloisonn-decorated base, ht. 19 1/4 in. $4,000-6,000

278 Pair of Cloisonn Vases, China, 20th century, each with bulbous body and trumpet-shape mouth, on high splayed foot, metal meander pattern border to the rim of both mouth and foot, decorated allover with taotie head and foliate scroll motifs, with four lion heads along the center alternating with four flanges alongside, all gold-plated metal, six-character Qianlong mark to base, ht. 21 5/8 in. $2,000-3,000 279 Pair of Cloisonn Censers, China, 20th century, each baluster-shape tripod form with high straight neck, decorated with gold-plated metalwork of lion heads on feet, two fiveclawed dragon handles on shoulder, the cover of openwork lotus scrolls with birds topped with a dragon head knob, six-character Qianlong mark on base, total ht. with cover 25 in. $2,000-3,000

281 Pair of Cloisonn Pheasants, China, 20th century, depicted in mirror image with heads turned and standing on a perch, decorated with blossoms and shou characters, gilt beaks and claws, on cloisonn stands with a central gilt dragon roundel in relief, gilt pierced frieze of ruyi and chilong motifs, supported on five ruyi-shaped feet, four-character Qianlong mark on bird, ht. 11 in. including perch. $2,000-3,000 282 Cloisonn Landscape Plaque, China, 20th century, depicting a landscape similar to one in a literati painting with a two-story pavilion surrounded by a stream, bridge, banana tree, pines, and mountain range in the distance, the sky with lotus flowers and foliate scrolls on a light yellow ground, 31 x 13 in. without frame. $1,000-2,000 283 Cloisonn Plaque of Buddhist Symbols, China, 20th century, framed square plaque with the Buddhist swastika of gold-plated openwork designs of bats and clouds, depicting faux four-seasons flowers with calligraphic inscriptions, ht. 23 3/4 in. without frame. $1,800-2,000

280 Cloisonn Water Coupe with Gilt Spoon, China, 20th century, bell-shape with a round opening on top with gilt rim, supported by three short feet in the shape of lingzhi mushroom, the slightly flared bottom decorated with raised and gilt bands, fourcharacter incised Qianlong mark in a square to cloisonn decorated base, dia. 4; the spoon with a handle curved to form an S-shape, the well and the tip decorated with a threelobed ruyi pattern, ht. 4 3/4 in. $400-600

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284 Enameled Metal Teapot, China, 20th century, decorated overall with various auspicious symbols and motifs of flora and fauna in polychrome enamel on a turquoise ground, the tip of the spout, handle, rim, and foot thickly coated in gold, the slightly domed cover with a bead-shape knob with floral motifs of plated gold, the interior enameled in turquoise, four-character Qianlong mark to base in white enamel, ht. 3 3/8 in. $800-1,000

285 Han-style Pleated Apron Skirt, Baizhequn, China, early 20th century, made of pink silk woven with bats and the sanduo motif, the front and back panels embroidered with butterflies flying against a dense background of peonies and blossoms, the pleats embellished with floral sprigs, the trimmings embroidered in shades of blue with similar decoration. $200-400

286 Han-style Apron Skirt, China, 20th century, made of ivory silk, the front and back panels each couched in gold-wrapped threads with a front-facing dragon surrounded by clouds and four cranes embroidered in Peking knot stitch, the pleats embellished with phoenixes and dragons, all above a lishui border, the black silk trimmings embroidered in shades of blue with flowers. Provenance: From the estate of Richard Young, Van Hornesville, New York. This collection originally belonged to his stepmother, Louise Powis Brown Young, who amassed the textiles during the first quarter of the 20th century. $500-700

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287 Han-style Pleated Apron Skirt, Baizhequn, China, 20th century, made of red silk woven with stylized lotus medallions, the front and back panels each embroidered with a frontfacing gold-couched dragon surrounded by ruyi-clouds, bats, and the eight Buddhist emblems above rolling waves, the pleats embellished with phoenixes and dragons, the black silk trimmings embroidered with floral roundels, details highlighted with goldwrapped threads. Provenance: See Lot 286. $800-1,200

288 Han-style Apron Skirt, China, 20th century, made of red silk woven with floral roundels on a fret ground, the front and back panels embroidered in Peking knot stitch with a central vase surrounded by Buddhist emblems and peonies, the pleats embellished with butterflies and auspicious flowers, all above a lishui border, the cream silk trimmings embroidered with birds and butterflies flying amidst blossoms. Provenance: See Lot 286. $500-700

289 Han-style Womans Informal Robe, China, Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), the blue silk damask finely woven with Buddhist emblems, with goldfish-form boats sailing on rolling waves near the hem, bordered by an appliqued geometric wan band interspersed with decorations of blossoms and endless knots, the appliqued cloud collar embellished with a pair of foo lions and vases of flowers, with brocade trim and collar. Provenance: See Lot 286. $800-1,200

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290 Womans Informal Robe, China, Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), embroidered in satin stitch with butterflies, vases of prunus, and flowering prunus branches on a gray ground, the black trimmings embellished with peonies and orchids in three shades of blue, and the wide sleeve bands of cream-colored silk similarly embroidered with butterflies and chrysanthemums. $800-1,000 291 Manchu Wedding Robe, China, 20th century, embroidered in satin stitch on red ground with eight roundels comprising butterflies, bats, and auspicious fruit and flowers, above a lishui border sea dragons and Buddhist emblems emerging out of the rolling waves, the black collar and wide horseshoe cuffs densely embroidered with butterflies, bats, lingzhi, blossoms, and fruit, with key-fret trims. $500-700

292 Manchu Wedding Robe, China, Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), embroidered in count stitch on red silk gauze with eight roundels comprising peonies, chrysanthemums, and butterflies, all amidst scattered flowers above a lishui border with ruyi, double-coin, and other auspicious emblems in the rolling waves, the black collar and wide horseshoe cuffs densely embroidered with flowers and butterflies, with gilt brocade trimming. $2,000-3,000

293 Womans Fur-lined Winter Surcoat, China, Qing Dyansty (1644-1912), the navy blue surcoat woven with roundels comprising stylized foliage and archaic scrolls, the black trim embroidered with double gourds, narcissus, and wan symbols in three shades of blue, the wide sleeve bands of cream silk embroidered in satin and Peking knot stitch with the sanduo motif and floral roundels, with details highlighted with gold threads; the entire garment lined with white and gray fur which peeks out from the edges of the cuffs, hem and central opening. $800-1,200 294 Kingfisher and Sparrow Feather Cape, China, 19th century, the short cape entirely made with layers of sparrow feathers and embellished with a flowering sprig formed by kingfisher feathers, finished with a lining of white down feathers. $300-500

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295 Womans Court Vest, Xiapei, China, Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), embroidered on dark blue satin ground with dragons and birds of rank amidst clouds and bats, with applied Eighth Civil rank badges each embroidered in count stitch on gauze with a quail against a fret ground amidst clouds and auspicious emblems. $1,000-1,500

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296 Womans Kesi Dragon Robe, China, Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), woven with eight dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst clouds, bats, and the eight Buddhist emblems, against a warm blue ground decorated with ruyi motifs interspersed with the wan symbol and stylized lotus blossoms, a ninth dragon on the underflap, all above a lishui border with sea dragons and other auspicious emblems emerging out of the rolling waves; the collar and cuffs woven with lotuses, peonies, chrysanthemums, and lingzhi on a black ground, the cream silk sleeve bands embroidered in Peking knot stitch with figures at leisure in gardens.

Note: For a similar example see Bonhams, Sale 19433, Lot 8230, December 20, 2011. Provenance: See Lot 286. $2,000-3,000

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297 Childs Dragon Robe, Chifu, China, 20th century, blue silk brocade woven with eight dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst clouds, cranes, shou roundels, and Taoist and Buddhist symbols, a ninth dragon on the underflap, above a lishui border with auspicious emblems amongst rolling waves; the black collar, horse hoof cuffs, and trim similarly worked. $2,000-3,000

298 Blue Dragon Robe, Chifu, China, Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), embroidered in couched gold-wrapped threads with eight dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst clouds, bats, and the eight Buddhist emblems embroidered in Peking knot stitch, a ninth dragon on the underflap, above a lishui border with the eight treasures (babao) and other auspicious emblems amongst the rolling waves; the black collar, horse hoof cuffs, and trimmings similarly worked. $2,000-3,000

299 Blue Dragon Robe, Chifu, China, Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), embroidered in couched gold-wrapped threads with eight dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst clouds, bats, and the Buddhist emblems, a ninth dragon on the underflap, all above a lishui border with auspicious emblems amongst rolling waves; the collar and horse hoof cuffs similarly worked, trim embellished with silver and gold threads. $800-1,000

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300 Dragon Robe, Chifu, China, Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), with eight gold-couched dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst clouds, bats, and floral sprigs against a light brown ground, with the ninth dragon on the underflap, all above a lishui border with auspicious emblems emerging out of the rolling waves, with pale yellow silk lining; the collar, cuffs, and trimming with similar decorations on a dark ground. Provenance: See Lot 286. $3,000-5,000

301 Uncut Yellow Kesi Dragon Robe, China, Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), the yardage comprising the front, back, and overflap, woven with twelve Imperial symbols and with nine five-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls amidst clouds, bats, shou characters, and Buddhist emblems against a wan-fret ground, above a lishui border, all worked in gold with details in color; together an uncut kesi panel of cuffs, collars, and trim woven with similar dragon decorations on dark fret ground. Provenance: See Lot 286. $6,000-8,000

302 Two Kesi Circular Rank Badges, Buzi, China, Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), one Eighth Civil rank badge woven with a quail perched amidst Buddhist emblems and clouds against a gold ground, and one Third Military rank badge woven with a leopard surrounded by Taoist and Buddhist emblems against a gold ground, framed, dia. 9 in. $800-1,200 303 Court Collar, China, Qing Dynasty (16441912), depicting a pair of cranes amidst peonies, lotus plants, bats, and fruits on sky blue ground, within a scrolling foliage band and a brocade border, embroidered in Peking knot and satin stitch, with details in couched gold threads, frame 17 1/2 x 34 in. Provenance: From a private collection in Leoni, New Jersey. $600-800

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304 Framed Embroidery Fragment, China, Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), originally part of robe, the panel with a gold-couched, front-facing dragon encircling a flaming pearl amidst clouds and floral roundels, flanked by birds of rank embroidered in Peking knot stitch, all above a lishui border with peonies and ruyi floating in the rolling waves, hem with a floral band embroidered in three shades of blue, wan-fret brocade border added later, 24 x 26 in. Provenance: See Lot 303. $600-800 305 Pair of Embroideries of Flowers and Birds, China, 20th century, each framed on a panel and glazed, depicting various kinds of birds amongst blooming flowers, plants, and rocks, embroidered in mostly tones of yellow-brown on a light brown ground, 57 1/2 x 47 1/2 in. Provenance: See Lot 303. $2,000-3,000 306 Straits Chinese Wedding Jacket and Skirt, 20th century, the jacket opens at front and is entirely couched in gold threads on red silk with pairs of dragons and phoenixes chasing pearls amongst peony flowers, the skirt similarly decorated with dragons and phoenixes amidst lotus blossoms, embroidered with red and green details, framed, 65 x 38 in. Provenance: Family of Joe Klein (b. 1946), journalist, columnist, and author of Primary Colors. $700-900 307 Pair of Chair Covers, China, 18th/19th century, each embroidered in gold-wrapped threads on a faded red ground with a shou character flanked by clouds at the top and an elephant to the chair back; the seat embellished with a roundel comprising a central peach with bats, bamboo, and flowers, and the front with bats amidst lotus sprigs growing from rocks above rolling waves, all within a fret border, 64 1/4 x 19 3/8 in. Note: Collection label reads: Benton Collection, No. 36. Pr. Rose Satin chair pieces. From Palace of Pu Yi, Forbidden City, Peking. Chien Lung Period. $4,000-6,000

308 Kesi Bed Hanging, China, early 20th century, woven and painted with a pair of magpies and butterflies flying amidst a plum blossom tree, a peony tree, and a narcissus plant on a beige ground, the two tassels woven with butterflies and flowers on a light green ground, with brocade trimmings, lg. 72 in. Provenance: See Lot 286. $400-600 309 Kesi Bed Hanging, China, 19th/20th century, woven with butterflies, rocks, and a peony tree intertwined with an orchid tree on a bronze ground, bordered by a kesi band depicting narcissus and butterflies on a forest green ground, the two tassels woven with butterflies, Buddhas hand citrons, and flowers, lg. 76 in. Provenance: See Lot 286. $400-600 310 Red Cut-velvet Over-door Hanging, China, early 20th century, rectangular, decorated with a central dragon cradling a flaming pearl, with a smaller panel depicting a pair of confronting dragons above, both bordered by stylized lotus flowers with scrolling foliage, 34 1/2 x 39 in. Provenance: See Lot 286. $500-700 311 Kesi Panel, China, early 20th century, of lime green silk woven with shuangxi characters in gold-wrapped threads, with a kesi border woven with orchids and butterflies on black ground, 36 1/2 x 62 1/2 in. Provenance: See Lot 286. $400-600 312 Kesi Tapestry, China, 19th century, woven with the eight Taoist Immortals with attendants in a celestial mountain landscape with pine trees, peach trees, cranes, and pavilions, with further deities scattered amidst clouds, details painted in ink and color, with yellow silk brocade border, kesi panel 58 x 35 in. Provenance: See Lot 286. $2,000-3,000

313 Three Belt Buckles, China, 19th century, copper and bronze, all with carved decoration, two inset with hardstone plaques, lg. to 3 1/4 in. $400-600

314 Three Belt Buckles, China, 19th century, gilt-bronze, all with decoration, two inset with hardstone plaques, lg. to 2 5/8 in. $400-600 315 Three Half Belt Buckles, China, 19th century, one cloisonn, two gilt-metal with inset hardstone plaques, lg. to 3 1/4 in. $400-600 316 Three Half Belt Buckles, China, 19th century, gilt-metal, all with decoration and inset hardstone plaques, lg. to 2 1/4 in. $400-600 317 Three Half Belt Buckles, China, 19th century, gilt-metal, all with decoration and inset hardstone plaques, lg. to 2 3/8 in. $400-600 318 Three Half Belt Buckles, China, 19th century, gilt-metal, all with decoration and inset hardstone plaques, lg. to 3 3/4 in. $400-600 319 Three Belt Buckles, China, 19th century, giltmetal, all with decoration and inset with glass and hardstone, lg. to 3 3/8 in. $400-600

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321 Three Belt Buckles, China, 19th century, gilt-metal, all with decoration and inset with hardstone plaques, lg. to 3 1/8 in. $400-600

325 Three Belt Buckles, China, two bronze with verdigris, a lion and a taotie mask, and one a hardstone dragon, lg. to 3 3/8 in. $400-600 326 Three Belt Buckles, China, two round white glass, one metal with inset hardstone plaques, lg. to 5 3/4 in. $400-600 327 Three Belt Buckles, China, two metal, decorated with bats, and one a hardstone dragon, lg. to 3 3/8 in. $400-600 328 Jade Sword Hilt, China, the pommel carved as a sheeps head, the bottom incised with a stylized lotus flower on each side, stone of grayish-green color with inclusions, lg. 4 7/8 in. $800-1,200

330 White Jade Pendant, China, oval, with carved and pierced decoration depicting a bird holding a flowering sprig with scrolling leaves in its beak, (stone untested), lg. 1 1/2 in. $400-600 331 Jade Pendant, China, rectangular, carved and pierced in the form of an archaistic chilong, stone of grayish-white with russet inclusions, lg. 1 7/8 in. $1,800-2,000 332 Decorative Jade Carving, China, depicting a squirrel climbing on pumpkins, stone of pale celadon color, lg. 2 1/2 in. $300-500 333 Decorative Jade Carving, China, in the form of a handscroll, with pierced decoration of a plum blossom branch tucked into the tying cord, stone of pale celadon color, lg. 2 3/8 in. $800-1,000 334 Jade Plaque, China, rectangular, carved in low relief with figures beneath a pine tree within a rectangular cartouche, reverse incised with a poem, stone of pale celadon color, lg. 2 7/8 in. $300-500

322 Three Belt Buckles, China, 19th century, gilt-metal, all with decoration and inset with hardstone plaques, lg. to 3 1/8 in. $400-600

323 Three Belt Buckles, China, 19th century, gilt-metal, all with decoration and inset with hardstone plaques, lg. to 2 5/8 in. $400-600 323A Three Half Belt Buckles, China, 19th century, gilt-metal, all with decoration and inset with hardstone plaques, lg. to 3 1/8 in. $400-600

324 Three Belt Buckles, China, 19th century, giltmetal, all with decoration and inset with glass and hardstone plaques, lg. to 2 5/8 in. $400-600

329 Jadeite Figure of Guanyin, China, the elongated figure draped with flowing robes holds a scroll in her hands, at her feet carved in relief lingzhi emerging from a rock formation, the greenish-white stone with emerald green inclusions, ht. 7 7/8 in. $800-1,000

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335 Jade Plaque, China, oval, carved and pierced with scrolling foliage encircling a shou roundel and peaches, stone of translucent mottled green with russet markings, hanging from a cloth necklace fitted with three jade beads, lg. 2 3/4 in. $300-500 336 Six Jade Plaques, China, mounted on four evening purses dated to the 20th century, a celadon-colored circular plaque carved with trigrams in shallow relief, dia. 2 1/4; a mottled green bell-form plaque flanked by bamboo sections, lg. 2 1/4; a pale celadoncolored stylized gourd-form plaque incised with a playing child on one side, lg. 2 1/2; two rectangular plaques of mottled green color with foliate decorations, lg. 2 3/4; and one oval pierced plaque carved with lotus flowers, lg. 1 1/4 in. $200-300

337 Celadon Green Jade Brush Washer, China, 20th century, ovoid bowl shape, the whole surface covered with elaborately carved openwork designs of pine trees, a bat, a pair of cranes, and a badger, in stone of light green hue with russet markings and mottled cloudy inclusions, lg. 7 in. $15,000-20,000 337A Jade Brush Rest, China, rectangular, the top carved and pierced with a stylize lotus blossom with scrolling foliage, the sides openwork with bats and archaic scroll design, the base incised with wan-fret pattern, stone of pale celadon color, 7/8 x 3 5/8 x 1 3/8 in. $1,500-2,000 338 Jade Brush Rest, China, in the form of a low table with pierced apron, the graduating top carved with archaic scrolls intertwined with ruyi and scrolling foliage, stone of light cream color with darker inclusions, 3/4 x 2 7/8 x 2 1/8 in. $400-600

339 Jade Seal Paste Box, China, circular, the cover incised with a blossoming plum tree, four-character Qianlong mark on base, stone of semi-translucent celadon green, dia. 1 7/8 in. $600-800 340 Celadon Green Jade Seal, China, square block topped with a recumbent dragon carved in high relief with incised details, the seal face carved with four seal script characters, the jade is of celadon green hue with mottled cloudy inclusions, lg. 3 3/4 in. $3,000-4,000 341 Jade Covered Box, China, quatrefoil, carved with lychee branches in relief, stone of pale cream color with brown tones, 1 x 3 7/8 x 3 3/8 in. $1,000-2,000

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348 Ten Assorted Jade Items, China, including fruit, vegetables, animals with auspicious objects, Shoulao, and a pierced plaque, stones of various colors, lg. to 2 3/4 in. $300-500 349 Eight Assorted Jade Items, China, including animals, auspicious fruit and vegetables, a Budai, a boy, and a dragon, stones of various colors, lg. to 2 5/8 in. $300-500 350 Twenty Assorted Jade and Stone Items, China, including figures, fruit, vegetables, animals, and auspicious emblems, stones of various colors, lg. to 2 1/2 in. $300-500 351 Ten Assorted Jade Items, China, including two snuff bottles, a Budai, a boy, a sailboat, dragons with pearls, and vegetables, stones of various colors, lg. to 2 5/8 in. $300-500 352 Decorative Stone Carving, China, circular, pierced and carved in the form of a fish curled around a wan emblem and holding a lingzhi in its mouth, possibly white jade (untested), dia. 2 1/4 in. $300-500 345 Monumental Jadeite Covered Vase, China, 20th century, depicting in high relief: three dragons surrounded by waves, pearls, and bi rising from the base, a large tree with bats along one side rising to circle halfway around the mouth of the vase ending at two ruyi surrounded by chilong and a dragon, the cover depicting a dragon with peaches, bats, ruyi, and a shou character, ht. 21 3/4 in. $2,000-3,000 346 Jade Mountain, China, 20th century, depicting in high relief an Immortal leaning on his staff beneath a pine tree, the stone of celadon color, ht. 7 3/4 in. $1,000-2,000 347 Jadeite Carving, China, 20th century, depicting clusters of ruyi heads, Buddhas hands, pomegranates, and peapods in high relief, stone of light apple and dark greens with lavender markings, ht. 14 in. $1,000-2,000 353 Decorative Stone Carving, China, circular, pierced and carved in the form of a pair of chilong coiled around a lingzhi sprig, possible white jade (untested), dia. 2 1/4 in. $300-500 354 Decorative Stone Carving, China, oval, pierced and carved with three cranes intertwined with stalks of lotus flowers, beige stone with darker tones, lg. 3 1/8 in. $300-500 354A Decorative Stone Carving, China, with pierced decorations, depicting a coiled dragon amidst clouds, white stone with inclusions, 3 x 5 3/8 in. $300-500 355 Circular Openwork Stone Plaque, China, depicting a group of bats, stone of pale celadon color, lg. 2 in. $200-300

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342 Pair of Jade Handles, China, stylized dragonform, carved with scales and archaic Cscrolls, stone of pale celadon color, lg. 5 in. $1,000-1,200 343 Jade Carving of Mountains China, 20th century, depicting a scholar with a boy crossing a bridge surrounded with pine trees, strange rocks, and auspicious fruits and ruyi clouds, the back with carved pine trees and rocks, the stone is white with inclusions and markings of apple green to deep green, with a carved lacquer stand, ht. 15 in. without stand. $400-600 344 Monumental Jadeite Boulder, China, 20th century, depicting Guanyin seated on a lotus throne, holding a ruyi scepter in one hand and a lotus blossom in the other, to her right is a large carp spouting water, semi-translucent stone of celadon with dark and light green markings, ht. 15, wd. 14 7/8 in. $2,000-3,000

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356 Openwork Stone Plaque, China, carved with a child and lotus, stone of pale celadon color, lg. 3 in. $200-300 357 Stone Carving with Wood Stand, China, 19th century, depicting a monk with his hands clasped together, his robes finely incised with lotus roundels, clouds, and flower clusters, imbedded with semiprecious stones, twocharacter cursive signature to back, ht. 4 in. with stand. $2,000-3,000 358 Soapstone Carving, China, 20th century, possibly made of shoushan stone, depicting Ma Gu, the goddess of longevity, seated on a deer amidst clouds, atop a mountain with pine trees and lingzhi mushrooms, with another deer bearing a basket of peaches on its back, stone of light caramel and deep purple tones with coral-colored inclusions, set on a red stone base imitating a wood stand and incised with the characters Ma Ru Xian Shou, 12 x 8 x 4 in. $2,000-3,000

359 Soapstone Vase, China, carved in high relief with lotus flower and leaves, gray stone with russet markings, ht. 7 in. $800-1,200 360 Agate Carving, China, 20th century, depicting a recumbent ram with two calves, each grasping a lingzhi sprig in its mouth, stone of semi-opaque brown-caramel tones with amber banding and dark honey-colored inclusions, lg. 3 5/8 in. $300-500 361 Agate Openwork Pendant, China, 20th century, pebble shape, hollowed, carved and pierced with a goldfish swimming amidst a lotus plant with intertwining stalks of leaves, pods, and flowers, stone of translucent pale honey color with deep russet inclusions, lg. 2 1/2 in. $200-300 362 Turquoise Covered Box, China, 20th century, circular, the cover carved with a central shou character, surrounded by bats, with mirrored ruyi and leiwen borders along the rims, stone with natural matrix and dark inclusions, ht. 2 1/4, dia. 3 1/2 in. $500-700

363 Carnelian Twin Vase, China, 20th century, in the form of a lingzhi plant, supported by a network of openwork branches carved with multiple ruyi-shaped mushroom heads, with a bat, a bird, and a pair chilong perched on the branches by the rims, stone of deep orange color with variegated striations, with wood stand, ht. 7 in. $400-600 364 Lapis Lazuli Reclining Buddha on a Cloisonn Stand, China, 20th century, wearing long flowing robes, with serene, smiling expression and elongated earlobes, stone with white veining and scattered gold flecks, ht. 5 1/4, lg. 14 1/2; the gilt-bronze stand cast with foliage motifs along the top and decorated with cloisonn enamels depicting scrolling lotus flowers of a bright blue ground, resting on four ruyi-shaped feet, six-character Qianlong mark on base, ht. 2 3/8, lg. 15 3/4 in. $1,000-2,000

365 Carved Lapis Lazuli Mountain on Wood Stand, China, 20th century, rounded triangular form, carved with pavilions and bridges nestled amidst a wooded mountain landscape, reverse depicting pine trees in high relief, stone of intense blue, with small flecks of golden pyrite and white calcite veins, the stand pierced with pine and bamboo motifs, ht. 4 1/4, lg. 8 in. $2,000-2,500

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373 Ivory Doctors Model with Wood Stand, China, 20th century, carved as a naked woman wearing bound feet shoes, lying in a recumbent position, her right hand supporting her head, her other arm resting on her stomach, her black hair tied back in a knot, lg. 8 in. $700-900 374 Ivory Carving of a Warrior General, China, 19th/20th century, dressed in armor with a sword in his right hand and his right leg raised as if preparing for a final blow, standing on a wood pedestal with carved lotus motifs, his hat decorated with a bat and auspicious mushroom motifs, details incised and colored in black including his beard, sideburns, and eyes, ht. 10 1/4 in. $500-700 375 Ivory Carving of a Warrior General, China, 19th/20th century, standing with his body and head turned to the left on an openwork auspicious cloud pedestal, dressed in armor with a sword in his raised right hand pointing down to the fingertips of his left hand, wearing a hat of an official and shoes decorated with a lingzhi mushroom, fine carved and incised details, ht. 9 7/8 in. $500-700 376 Ivory Plaque, China, 20th century, carved in relief with eight horses galloping amidst clouds away from a gnarled pine tree, ht. 3 3/8, lg. 9 in. $800-1,000 377 Ivory Cabbage and Grasshopper, China, 19th/20th century, the vegetable naturalistically carved, with the insect perched on the leafy end and a chrysanthemum blossom on the other, green staining to the underside, with a fitted paper and silk stand, lg. 9 1/4 in. $400-600

366 Peking Glass Carving, China, 20th century, depicting Guanyin standing with her hands clasped and wearing long, flowing robes, opaque white glass with green patterns stimulating mottled green jade, ht. 9 3/4 in. $500-700 367 Marble Guanyin, China, 20th century, standing on a double lotus pedestal, holding the pure water bottle with her left hand and a fly-whisk in her right arm, ht. 23 3/4 in. Provenance: From a private collection in Leonia, New Jersey. $600-800 368 Ivory Carving of a Guanyin, China, 20th century, standing dressed in a flowing-down robe with multiple folds, her hair tied up and decorated with flowers, wearing a pair of earrings and a bead necklace, holding a Pure Water bottle sideways in her right hand, the finely ribbed hair, eyes, nostrils, and mouth are colored in black, ht. 11 7/8 in. $500-700 369 Ivory Carving on Wood Stand, China, 19th century, depicting a standing woman holding a flower, ht. including stand 14 in. $2,000-3,000

369A Polychrome Ivory Standing Figure of a Woman, China, 20th century, depicted with her hair tied back in a loose bun and wearing a long robe, holding a fan in one hand and a floral sprig in the other, lg. 8 in., on wood stand. $600-800 370 Polychrome Ivory Carving, China, 20th century, the standing woman depicted holding a lotus sprig in her left hand and a basket of peaches in her right, wearing long, flowing robes, her hair up in a high chignon, signed, ht. 8 3/4 in. Provenance: See Lot 367. $400-600 371 Pair of Ivory Figures, China, 19th/20th century, of standing women holding sprigs with flowers in their hands, dressed in flowing robes, on wood stand, ht. 14 1/4 in. $700-900

372 Ivory Apsara on a Wood Stand, China, 20th century, the celestial female figure depicted in flight, adorned with bangles and beaded jewelry, dressed in long, flowing skirt and scarf, elixir pouring from the bottle in her left hand, lg. 14 in. $1,000-1,800

378 Pair of Ivory Covered Censers with Pedestals, China, 19th century, each covered with finely carved and openwork floral and foliate scrolls, the four-tier jar with two openwork handles with a loose ring in each, an array of lotus lappets and a border of meander motif along the round base, the domed cover with flange to sit on the inner flange of the jar, on the cover a finial carved in the shape of a lotus flower with seedpod, with a lozenge-shaped wood stand decorated with metal inlay along the carved shapes and lines, ht. 6 3/4, lg. 8 1/2; stand ht. 1 3/4, lg. 6 1/2 in. $6,000-8,000

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379 Ivory Wrist Rest, China, 20th century, featuring various narrative stories of sagas carved in deep relief onto one flat side of a split-in-two elephant tusk, the round outer side carved in low relief a fisherman with fish in his hand talking to another holding a fishing pole, lg. 8 1/4 in. $500-700 380 Ivory Wrist Rest, China, 19th century, rectangular, the interior carved with plum blossoms and rocks, lg. 9 in. $3,000-5,000

381 Ivory Card Case, China, 19th century, carved and pierced with numerous figures at leisure in pavilions and amidst willow and flowering trees, 5 1/4 x 3 1/8 x 1/2 in. $200-250 382 Enameled Pewter and Ivory Mirror, China, early 20th century, the ivory handle carved and pierced with sanduo and the length incised with bamboo and peonies, the plaque painted with two ladies on a pierced ground and set within a pewter frame with enameled decorations of auspicious water creatures, lg. 10 3/8 in. $800-1,200

383 Bone Brise Export Fan, China, 20th century, carved and pierced with figures at leisure in a garden with bamboo and pavilions, the guardsticks carved and incised with similar decorations, unstrung, lg. 10 1/4 in. $300-500 384 Export Embroidered Fan in Gilt-lacquer Box, China, 19th/20th century, the creamcolored silk leaf embroidered on one side with ducks swimming in a pond with lotus flowers, and birds flying amidst plum blossoms, reverse with egrets beneath bamboo and peonies, the ivory guardsticks each carved with a lower panel of flowers and a top panel depicting figures at leisure in gardens, with uncarved ivory sticks, lg. 12 1/4, the cover of the lacquer box painted with scholars and attendants at leisure in a courtyard, the interior silk lining painted with auspicious flowers, birds, and fruit, 2 1/2 x 14 3/4 x 3 1/4 in. $400-600 385 Agate Snuff Bottle, China, 20th century, the ribbed body incised on both sides with a central shou roundel flanked by bats, stone of translucent pale yellow color, ht. 2 5/8 in. $500-700 386 Cameo Agate Snuff Bottle, China, pebble shape, depicting a monkey perched on the back of a horse, stone of translucent yellow with russet tones, ht. 2 1/2 in. $500-700 387 Shadow Agate Snuff Bottle, China, 20th century, pebble shape, the translucent gray stone with an abstract pattern of darker markings, with stopper, ht. 2 1/2 in. $400-600 388 Cameo Agate Snuff Bottle, China, 20th century, in the form of a bamboo section, the translucent russet stone carved using the darker inclusions, with two monkeys playing beneath a pine tree, with stopper, ht. 2 1/8 in. $400-600 389 Cameo Agate Snuff Bottle, China, 20th century, rounded rectangular form, the translucent gray-beige stone well-hollowed and carved on one side using the russet and toffee-colored inclusions, with a phoenix flying over a qilin, with stopper, ht. 3 1/4 in. $400-600 390 Cameo Agate Snuff Bottle, China, 20th century, pebble shape, the translucent graybeige stone well-hollowed and carved using the caramel-brown inclusions, with an old man standing near lingzhi beneath a pine tree, with stopper, ht. 2 7/8 in. $400-600 391 Cameo Agate Snuff Bottle, China, 20th century, rounded rectangular form, the translucent gray-beige stone well-hollowed and carved using the ivory-colored inclusions, with an old man standing next to a prancing horse beneath a pine tree, with stopper, ht. 3 in. $400-600 392 Cameo Agate Snuff Bottle, China, 20th century, pebble shape, the translucent pale yellow stone well-hollowed and carved on one side using the dark inclusions, with two chicks and chrysanthemums, with stopper, ht. 2 1/2 in. $400-600 393 Shadow Agate Snuff Bottle, China, 20th century, rounded rectangular form, the translucent milky-white stone well-hollowed and carved with an Immortal with lingzhi over rolling waves, with stopper, ht. 2 3/4 in. $400-600

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394 Two Cameo Agate Snuff Bottles, China, each milky-gray stone carved using the russet inclusions, with two figures beneath a pine tree, with stoppers, ht. to 3 1/4 in. $200-300 395 Quartz Snuff Bottle, China, 20th century, flattened baluster shape, the semi-translucent clear stone carved with mask ring handles and a fruiting Buddhas hand citron tree on either side, with stopper, ht. 2 3/4 in. $400-600

396 Moss Agate Twin Snuff Bottle, China, 20th century, carved in the form of two Buddhas hand citrons together with a vertical bamboo section, ht. to 3 in. $500-700 397 Labradorite Snuff Bottle, China, 20th century, in the form of a Buddhas hand citron, lg. 2 1/4 in. $500-700

398 Famille Rose Snuff Bottle, China, early 20th century, quatrefoil lobed form, painted with an official and a boy on one side, reverse with a scholar and a boy with a pair of cranes, iron red four-character Qianlong mark on recessed base, stopper decorated with a chrysanthemum blossom, ht. 2 1/8 in. $2,000-3,000

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399 Famille Rose Snuff Bottle, China, 19th/20th century, rectangular body resting on an oval foot, both sides painted with figures in a garden scene within circular reserves, with flowers and scrolling foliage on a yellow ground, the neck painted with lotus flowers against a turquoise ground, gilt mouth, iron red six-character Jiaqing mark on recessed base, with stopper, ht. 3 in. $400-600 400 Jade Snuff Bottle, China, 20th century, rectangular, resting on a smaller rectangular foot, stone of gray and russet colors with dark inclusions, with stopper, ht. 2 1/2 in. $400-600 401 Metal-mounted Jade Snuff Bottle, China, 19th century, flattened baluster form, shoulders carved with pierced ruyi, metal mounting depicting a phoenix on one side, reverse with a dragon, the sides each with a figure riding a qilin and holding a lotus sprig in one hand and a ruyi scepter in the other, stone of green, yellow, and white, ht. 2 3/8 in. $1,000-1,500

404 Celadon Tea Bowl, China, possibly 12th/13th century, stoneware of transparent grayish-green of Yue ware glaze, no surface decoration, uneven glaze on the interior, a short foot with recessed base partially glazed, dia. 5 1/2 in. $800-1,000 405 Longquan-style Celadon-glazed Vase, China, 20th century, thickly potted, bulbous body, long neck with trumpet-shape mouth and waisted foot, the body decorated with carved and incised floral and foliate scrolls, the neck with two flowering branches in high relief and five incised rings to the rim, the foot with a band of vertical carved lines, unglazed foot ring, two small drill marks on the base, ht. 15 5/8 in. $1,000-1,500 406 Celadon Double-gourd Bottle Vase, China, 20th century, glazed in celadon except the foot ring, the interior and rim glazed in white, six-character Qianlong mark on base, ht. 13 1/4 in. $2,000-3,000 407 Teadust Vase, China, 19th/20th century, pressed pear-shape with long neck resting on a splayed foot, six-character incised Xianfeng mark on base, all glazed except the foot ring, ht. 13, dia. 9 1/8 in. $700-900 408 Tall Ge-ware Hexagonal Vase, China, 20th century, baluster-form, with long waisted neck and flared mouth, resting on a platformshape foot, allover blue-gray crackle on a celadon-glazed body, three dents on three sides possibly made by tongs, six-character Qianlong mark to base, ht. 26 1/2 in. $4,000-5,000

409 Ge-ware Tripod Censer, China, 20th century, of light bluish-green glaze covered with a mesh of crackles over an mottled undertone of blue, bulbous body with straight neck stopped by a flat mouth and rim and three flanges running down to form three feet with unglazed tips, ht. 3 7/8, dia. 3 7/8 in. Provenance: Yamanaka Co., Kyoto, 1967 sticker on base. $400-600 410 Pair of Ge-ware-style Celadon Vases, China, 20th century, rectangular baluster form, decorated with a network of iron-wire and golden crackles, neck flanked by scroll handles, with six-character Qianlong mark in blue underglaze at base, ht. 10 in. $5,000-7,000 411 Robins-egg-glazed Vase, China, 20th century, six-sided bulbous-shape with sloping shoulder, long waisted neck, and slightly flared rim, resting on a splayed foot, covered allover with mottled glaze ranging from turquoise to deep blue, two simplified chilong-inspired handles on the neck, incised six-character Qianlong mark on glazed base, ht. 17 1/4 in. $800-1,000 411A Two Qingbai Porcelain Dishes, China, possibly 12th century and of Jingdezhen, including a dish with six-lobed rim, decorated with three incised floral designs, dia. 6 7/8; a bowl with unglazed rim decorated with carved scrolling lotus design, dia. 6 5/8; a melon-shaped vase with long flaring neck and undulating rim, the base in the shape of a pleated skirt, ht. 6 in. $150-300 412 Blue-ground Brush Pot, China, 20th century, decorated in gilt with roundels of stylized auspicious flowers, including lotus, peony, chrysanthemums, and plum blossoms, gilt rim, six-character Qianlong mark on recessed base, ht. 6 in. $2,000-3,000

402 Turquoise-glazed Dish, China, 19th/20th century, shallow dish with slightly flared sides and broad rim, of bright but mottled glaze, resting on a straight foot with base lightly glazed in turquoise, multiple pockmarks and bulges probably from impurities of white clay, dia. 11 1/4 in. $1,000-1,200

403 Turquoise-glazed Porcelain Eared Jar, China, 19th/20th century, bulbous body opening to form a short flared mouth, resting on a short foot, the base partially glazed in white, the exterior and half of the interior splashed in turquoise glaze, the inner well in light brown glaze, dia. 6 1/4 in. $1,000-1,200

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413 Two Transitional Wucai Enameled Jars with Covers, China, 17th century, baluster shape with straight neck, one depicting children at play watched by court ladies in a garden setting; the other (with repairs) depicting a couple surrounded by court officials and guests with gifts to offer in a room setting, the shoulder decorated with a band of cracked ice in underglaze blue, one domed lid with flat rim decorated with carved and openwork ruyi and floral scrolls, ht. 16 1/2 in.

Provenance: From a private Massachusetts collection. The jar with wood cover was on display in the exhibition The Bostonians: Painters of An Elegant Age, 1870-1930, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 1986, the Denver Art Museum, and the Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago, in 1987. $700-1,400

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414 Small Wucai Enameled Jar, China, 18th century, meiping-shape, decorated with underglaze blue and overglaze polychrome enamels, depicting three figures in a landscape with rocks and banana trees, two blue rings on the shoulder and one to the bottom; with an openwork wooden cover, ht. 7 1/4 in. $600-800 415 Blue and White Bowl, China, 17th/18th century, of dish-shape with round well flaring to form a petaled rim, depicting in an extremely schematic manner a natural scene with ducks near a lotus pond contained in a double ring on the well, the interior and rim decorated in multiple sections of various floral and foliate scrolls and geometric patterns, the exterior with two single rings, dia. 11 7/8 in. $2,000-3,000

416 Blue and White Hexagonal Vase, China, 20th century, modeled after archaic balustershape vase of bronze with waisted high foot and longer waisted neck with two handles, decorated with bands of lotus, key, and lingzhi motifs on the rim, shoulder, and foot, the body decorated with meshes of lotuses and foliate scrolls, six-character Qianlong mark on recessed base, 18 1/4 in. $1,500-2,500

418 Pair of Blue and White Porcelain Vases, China, 19th century, gu-shape resting on an unglazed short foot ring, decorated in three sections with three figures on the trumpetshape top, floral motifs on the midsection between two double rings, and children at play to the bottom, a ring to the mouth rim and a double ring to the bottom, ht. 12 in. $600-800 419 Pair of Blue and White Porcelain Covered Jars, China, 19th/20th century, baluster-shape without foot, unglazed straight neck, depicting noble figures with attendants in a room with a screen of rolling waves and a garden laid out to make a mirror image together, one of the bowl-shape covers depicting two boys playing with a drum and trumpet, ht. 15 in. $450-600

417 Large Blue and White Porcelain Dish, China, 18th century, with unglazed foot ring, the interior decorated with floral design and foliate scrolls with the rim bordered with six floral motifs alternating with six geometric patterns, the well with a single flower with petals in a double ring, the exterior decorated with three flowering branches, a mark in a double ring to glazed base, dia. 13 5/8 in. $800-1,200

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420 Blue and White Export Dish for the Philippines, China, 19th century, slightly warped, decorated with floral and foliate scroll motifs on both the interior and exterior in sections demarcated by a double ring, unglazed foot ring, three spur marks to glazed base, dia. 12 1/4 in. Provenance: Once registered with the National Museum of the Philippines, Manila. $1,800-2,000 421 Pair of Blue and White Flask Vases, China, 20th century, each with long straight neck and high splayed foot, decorated with floral and foliate scrolls as well as decorative bands, each of the flat sides depicting a busy market scene with passengers and a group of entertainers in action including a monkey climbing on a high pole, laid out on a round reserve to make a mirror image together, two chilong-inspired animal-shape handles on the round shoulder, ht. 21 1/4 in. $800-1,200 422 Blue and White Vase, China, 20th century, the meiping-shape body with a high flaring neck to form a trumpet-shape mouth, depicting playful boys in a garden and officials in a house setting, decorative borders along the neck and bottom, glazed base, ht. 17 3/4 in. $400-600 423 Blue and White Jar, China, 20th century, globular body narrowing down to make an S-silhouette to the base, the decoration divided into four tiers, with the main one painted with carp and lotus sprays above rolling waves, the neck and shoulder with foliate scrolls, and a band of stylized patterns along the base, calligraphic mark on base, dia. 13 3/4 in. $400-600 423A Two Blue and White Jars with Covers, China, 20th century, meiping-shape with short canted neck, decorated with plums and peonies, four warrior heads applied on the shoulder in four directions, each with a hole probably to secure the cover using a string, the domed cover with a knob shaped in a seated lion, the flat flanged rim decorated with the same band of simplified meander, numerous spur marks allover, ht. with cover 22 1/4 in. $2,000-3,000

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424 Pair of Blue and White Covered Jars, China, 20th century, baluster form, each painted with a continuous landscape scene featuring figures and houses nestled amongst pine trees, ht. 24 1/2 in. $3,000-5,000

425 Large Blue and White Vase, China, 20th century, bottle-shape, with pressed globular body and a long straight neck resting on a splayed foot, depicting white plum blossoms on a blue ground, glazed interior, the base with a double ring in underglaze blue, ht. 16 in. $200-300 426 Enameled Blue and White Porcelain Plate, Chinese, 20th century, flat well with round sides, decorated with rocks in underglaze blue and stalks of grains, lingzhi mushroom, and narcissus flowers in multicolor enamels, reserved in a double ring medallion in underglaze blue, the exterior with three groups of the same motifs between two double-ring borders to rim and bottom, six-character Yongzheng mark on recessed base, dia. 5 1/2 in. $300-500 426A Blue and White Charger, China, the interior well painted with chrysanthemums and plum blossoms in a double ring, the rim with a broad band of floral motifs alternating with lattice patterns, the exterior with three painterly flower branches, short raised foot, potters mark in a double ring to base, dia. 13 3/4 in. $300-500

427 Blue and White Yuan-style Jar with Dragon, China, 20th century, baluster shape without neck, decorated with two three-clawed dragons amongst clouds in the midsection between, a band of wide lappet design along the bottom and a band of flowers and foliate scrolls reserved in six shaped panels around the shoulder, two applied lion-head handles on the shoulder, each with two holes for a string, thickly glazed interior, unglazed base, ht. 11 1/2, dia. 13 3/4 in. $3,000-5,000 428 Blue and White Hexagonal Garden Seat, China, 19th/20th century, decorated with openwork double coin designs, bird and flower motifs, and foliate scrolls in overglaze white on an underglaze blue ground, ht. 18 3/4 in. $200-300

431 Large Famille Rose Export Medallion Bowl, China, 18th/19th century, decorated with diverse flower and bird motifs in enamel, the interior well with figures in a room setting in a medallion, both the interior and rim decorated with six shaped panels on a flowered and parcel-gilt ground, the exterior enameled with three sprigs with pink flowers, dia. 16 in. Provenance: From a private collection in Leonia, New Jersey. $500-700 431A Export Gilt-ground Vase, China, 18th century, baluster-shape, decorated with two vignettes depicting figures at leisure in private courtyard scenes, surrounded by peonies, chrysanthemums, and other flowers against a gilt ground of scrolling foliage, ht. 15 in. $4,000-6,000 432 Rose Medallion Umbrella Stand, China, 19th century, cylindrical, with four carved floral motifs on each of two raised borders along the top and bottom, decorated allover with birds, butterflies, and flowers, with polychrome enamel figures reserved in rectangular panels of varying sizes, ht. 30 1/2 in. $200-300 433 Famille Rose Vase, China, 20th century, shaped in the form of a Tibetan metal prototype, the compressed globular form decorated with the eight Buddhist symbols and floral and foliate motifs on a red ground, the ribbed neck colored to make a band of vertical ribbons and surmounted by a flanged drum-shape mouth with a small opening on top, high, curving, splayed foot, four-character Qianlong mark incised on a deeply recessed base glazed in turquoise, ht. 10 1/8 in. $1,000-2,000

429 Pair of Blue and White Garden Seats, China, 20th century, hexagonal, decorated with a variety of auspicious flowers and birds carved and glazed in white on a blue ground, the top and two sides with openwork coin design, ht. 18 3/4 in. $1,000-1,200 430 Export Cow Head-shaped Tureen, China, 19th/20th century, divided into two parts to make a covered container with two horns, the ears, nose, and eyes form the cover, decorated with underglaze and overglaze enamel and gold, a family insignia with winged lions and crown in a rough circle reserve between the horns, ht. 13 1/4, lg. 14 1/2 in. $400-600

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434 Polychrome Enamel Painted Bowl, China, 19th century, with slightly flared rim and straight foot, depicting a Daoist paradise with the eight Immortals surrounded by auspicious emblems, such as pines, rocks, clouds, and mountains, six-character Jiaqing mark on recessed base, dia. 5 3/4 in. $800-1,000 435 Porcelain Covered Jar, China, 20th century, bulbous body on a splayed low foot, decorated with two shaped reserves on a white ground decorated with enameled floral and foliate scrolls and geometric patterns in brown and black as well as gold, the round shoulder applied on each side with an animal head with white eyes and holed nostrils, the domed cover with gilt knob and rim, decorated allover with matching motifs, fourcharacter overglaze Yongzheng mark on base, ht. 8 in. $400-600

436 Porcelain Vase with Gilt Design, China, 20th century, globular body with long waisted neck and slightly flared mouth, two gilt mock chilong handles on the shoulder, the body with two roundels depicting a woman with a child in a room setting, each reserved on a densely decorated yellow ground with various auspicious motifs, including lotus scrolls, shou characters, endless knots, and decorative bands and lines in gold, ht. 7 7/8 in. $500-700 437 Pair of Famille Rose Vases, China, early 20th century, bottle-shape, decorated with the eight Buddhist emblems and lotus flowers with scrolling foliage on turquoise ground, the shoulder embellished with ruyi designs and a gilt-bordered band of blossoms, with coin motif along the gilt rim and upright leaves along the base, iron red six-character Qianlong mark on recessed a turquoise base, ht. 12 3/4 in. $25,000-50,000

438 Pair of Porcelain Vases, China, 20th century, well rounded body in pear shape, the sloping shoulder with a chilong-inspired gilt handle at either side, the body depicting figures in a landscape setting reserved in two lobed roundels on a vermilion ground decorated with gilt floral motifs all around and lotus lappets along the bottom, slightly splayed low foot, six-character Jiaqing mark to recessed base, ht. 9 in. $500-700 439 Pair of Famille Rose Bowls, China, 19th/20th century, with slightly flared rim and straight foot, depicting flowering plants on four roundels with gilt borders reserved on a yellow ground etched with feathery patterns and enameled lotus flowers and scrolls, the interior decorated with flowering plants with lingzhi mushroom in underglaze blue, six-character Daoguang mark to base, dia. 5 7/8 in. $400-600

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440 Famille Rose Jar, China, 19th/20th century, meiping-shape, with short waisted neck and a flared mouth, decorated in sections including a band of meander motif on the shoulder and of floral motif on the neck, both on a pink ground, the body with a painterly depiction of flowers, fruit, and animals including peonies, chrysanthemum, peaches, and bats, sixcharacter Daoguang mark on base, ht. 10 1/4 in. $500-700 441 Famille Rose Bowl, China, 19th/20th century, with slightly flared rim and raised straight foot, depicting flowering plants on four roundels with gilt borders reserved on an aubergine ground decorated with etched feathery patterns and enameled floral and foliate scroll motifs, the interior decorated with stylized lingzhi and floral motifs in blue, Jiaqing mark in underglaze blue, dia. 7 1/8 in. $500-700

442 Small Porcelain Vase, China, 19th/20th century, elongated pear-shape, the body decorated with two dragons chasing precious pearls above rolling waves incised and glazed in green on a yellow ground, two incised lines on the rims of both mouth and base, unglazed foot ring, underglaze six-character Yongzheng mark in a double ring on recessed base, ht. 5 1/4 in. $500-700 443 Small Enameled Porcelain Vase, China, 20th century, pear-shape, with slightly splayed foot, long neck, and flared mouth, depicting a pair of birds perched on a flowering tree with calligraphy, flower blossoms, and rocks, a band of stylized scrolls on the waist, two ears on the long neck, a band of key-fret motif on the foot, four-character Qianlong mark to base, ht. 6 1/2 in. $400-600

444 Famille Rose Seal Paste Box and Cover, China, 20th century, haitang shape, depicting flowers on the cover, with red enamel fourcharacter Qianlong mark on base, lg. 3 1/2 in. $800-1,000 445 Enameled Moonflask Vase, China, 20th century, oval, depicting on one side a garden and on the other a room with a boy surrounded by men in a raised roundel with a decorative band encircling, resting on a short rectangular foot with curved sides, topped with similarly-shaped neck to form a rectangular mouth with flat rim, decorated with floral scrolls, applied chilong-shape handles on the shoulder, six-character Qianlong mark to base, ht. 11 7/8 in. $2,000-3,000

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449 Large Enameled Jar with Animal-shape Handles, China, 20th century, meiping-shape with long waisted neck to form a slightly flared mouth, depicting in polychrome enamels on the body a busy scene with figures in a landscape setting, some details painted in gold, the neck decorated with lappets of leaves, gilt rim, ht. 26 1/4 in. $1,500-2,500 450 Porcelain Bowl with Gilt Decoration, China, thickly potted bowl, the body decorated with raised rings and various motifs in gilt and enamel, the interior decorated with underglaze blue to the rim and overglaze bird and flower in gold and polychrome enamel, gilt rim, straight foot decorated with scrolls overglazed in blue enamel, dia. 6 in. $400-600

451 Pair of Famille Rose Gu-shape Vases, China, 20th century, with flared mouth and downwardly flared bottom with a flanged node in between, resting on a small raised foot, decorated allover with floral and foliate motifs to form a decorative band on the rim and base, a wide band of lotus-leaf lappets along the central node, the interior of the mouth glazed in turquoise, four-character Qianlong mark on a turquoise base, ht. 8 3/4 in. $400-600
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445A Five Polychrome Plates, China, 20th century, eight-lobed dishes decorated in gold, each interior richly decorated with a lion in underglaze blue in a medallion in the center and gilt polychrome birds and flowers reserved in between, the exteriors with floral and foliate scrolls in underglaze blue, six-character Chenghua mark in a single ring to bases, dia. 8 1/4 in. $200-300 446 Large Four-sided Enamel Vase, China, 20th century, baluster-shape with waisted neck and flanged mouth, painted both on the body and neck figures in a continuous landscape setting divided in four sides, two animal head applied on two sides, ht. 23 5/8 in. $400-600

447 Large Ceramic Fish Bowl, China, 19th/20th century, with flat foot and rounded mouth rim, depicting story-telling scenes in four shaped panels reserved on a yellow ground embellished with various flowers and the eight Buddhist treasures, a band of meander to the rim and of simplified lotus lappets along the bottom, ht. 18, dia. 21 in. $1,500-2,000

452 Pair of Famille Rose Tibetan-style Candleholders, China, 20th century, multitiered structure with two flanged drum-shape trays at the top and middle, and a bell-shaped foot, the whole surface richly decorated with the eight Buddhist symbols intertwined with floral and foliate scrolls and various auspicious motifs including a band of pink ruyi cloud on the mouth rim, and a meander band in blue along the base, the interior of the top tray and the hollow base glazed in turquoise, Jiaqing marks in iron red on the middle tray, ht. 11 1/2 in. $2,500-3,500 453 Famille Rose Tripod Lidded Censer, China, 20th century, globular with two handles, decorated on yellow ground with various auspicious motifs including bats, peonies, ruyi clouds, and shou characters, parcel-gilt, the lid decorated with two openwork double coin design and a carved foo dog with a pierced mouth seated on top, ht. 9 1/8 in. $1,800-2,200

448 Large Famille Verte Eared Vase, China, 20th century, baluster-shape with trumpet mouth, two chilong-inspired ears on the neck, straight short foot, depicting a landscape with Daoist Immortals riding on mysterious animals at the midsection between two bands of ruyi pattern, the neck decorated with bats and double-fish motifs on a flowered ground, sixcharacter Qianlong mark on a turquoise base, ht. 29 1/2 in. $1,500-2,000

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454 Famille Rose Vase, China, 20th century, globular body with long waisted neck, flared mouth, and splayed foot, yellow ground with a band of meander motif on the gilt rim, bats and lingzhi on the neck, and the body with auspicious symbols including peach trees, rocks, lingzhi, and fish reserved on a panel shaped by two intertwining dragons, two openwork chilong handles on the neck, Imperial studio mark on base, ht. 14 1/2 in. $1,000-2,000 455 Famille Ribbed Bowl, China, 20th century, thickly potted, gilt rim, turquoise interior, the exterior decorated with plants around the rim and floral and foliate motifs reserved in a band of decorative lappets around the bottom, straight foot, six-character Jiaqing mark in overglaze red on turquoise base, dia. 7 in. $800-1,000 455A Famille Rose Vase, China, 20th century, bulbous form with long neck flaring to the mouth, decorated in sections on a white ground, with a band of ruyi cloud on the rim and floral patterns on the shoulder on a yellow ground, a band of stiff leaves along the neck and of stylized lotus lappets encircling the base, six-character Jiajing mark to base, ht. 13 3/4 in. $800-1,200

456 Hundred Butterflies Vase, China, 19th/20th century, bottle shape, with a wide shoulder band of scrolling lotus and tendrils with gilt shou characters, ruyi-head and lappet bands at rim and base, iron red Guangxu mark to base, ht. 15 7/8 in. $800-1,000 457 Pair of Grisaille Porcelain Planters in Dayazhai Style, China, 20th century, canted square forms resting on four corner feet, the sides depicting monochrome chrysanthemum, iris, plum, and bamboo on a yellow ground, all elements arranged to make a mirror image (with minute differences in detail) together, the flat rim decorated with a meander in blue, an inscription Dayazhai on one of the four sides, a seal Tiandi yiziachun in a small ovoid panel framed with two dragons with a precious pearl and waves on the other side, Yongqing changchun mark in overglaze iron red to base, drilled, ht. 7 3/4, lg. 7 5/8 in. $800-1,200 458 Pair of Miniature Porcelain Planters, China, 20th century, rectangular, decorated in iron red enamels with lotus flowers and scrolling foliage on white ground, with a ruyi border along the top, on wood stands, 4 x 6 1/8 x 4 1/4 in. $400-600

459 Pair of Famille Verte Planters in the Dayazhai-style, China, 20th century, slanted square forms resting on four corner feet, the sides of the body depicting a painterly scene of peonies with peaches and magpies, an inscription Dayazhai and a seal Tiandi yiziachun in a small ovoid panel surrounded by two dragons with a precious pearl and waves together on one side, the flat rim decorated with a meander motif in blue, two small holes to the base with Yongqing changchun mark in overglaze iron red, ht. 9 3/8, lg. 10 7/8 in. $800-1,200 460 Famille Verte Dish, China, 19th/20th century, the interior well painted with a bird perched on a flowering branch and another in flight above peonies, encircled by two bands of flowers, the exterior decorated with flowers and cartouches enclosing fish on a trellis band along the rim, gilt details, dia. 8 3/4 in. $300-500 461 Square Famille Rose Tile, China, 20th century, thick body decorated with floral and foliate motifs on a green ground, surrounded by a band of meander motif in blue, with four bats in each of four corners, sandy spur marks all over the back, lg. 16 3/4 in. $400-600

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462 Pair of Famille Noir Vase Lamps, China, 20th century, tall four-sided baluster-form, each side decorated with flowers and birds arranged to make a mirror image together, topped with a two-socket brass post, resting on a wooden stand, ht. 37 1/4 in. $700-900 463 Green-enameled Porcelain Dish, China, possibly 19th century, depicting dragons interspersed with flaming pearls and cloud motifs in green enamel, the interior with one five-clawed dragon and the exterior with two, overglazed six-character Daoguang mark to base, dia. 8 in. $500-700

464 Yellow-ground Green Enameled Covered Censer, China, 20th century, rectangular, decorated with chilong with lotus flowers and pierced wan symbols, the cover is similarly decorated, with a foo dog finial, supported by four legs each surmounted by the head of a mythical beast, ht. 11 5/8 in. $300-500 465 Two Yellow Dragon Dishes, China, 20th century, decorated with two impressed and glazed dragons in green and brown in a double ring on the inner well, the exterior decorated with six shou character knots, sixcharacter Yongzheng mark in a double ring on recessed base, dia. 4 7/8 in. $400-600

466 Pair of Porcelain Bowls, China, 20th century, each decorated with scrolling lotus flowers in blue, with the eight Buddhist emblems painted in iron red along the mouth, the recessed base with six-character Qianlong mark, dia. 4 in. $300-500 466A Large Vase with Silver and Gold Overlay Design, Chinese, 20th century, globular shape with long narrow neck, decorated with bamboo, bird and flowers, rocks, and calligraphy painted in gold, silver, and polychrome colors on a red ground, the interior and base painted in green, now peeling to reveal a porcelain ground of blue glaze, six-character Qianlong mark to base, ht. 20, dia. 13 3/4 in. $800-1,200

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467 Pair of Doucai Wine Cups, China, 20th century, inverted bell-form with slightly flared rim decorated with a double ring, the interior well decorated with floral motifs, the exterior decorated with three fruits of lychee, peach, and Buddhas hand citron, six-character Yongzheng mark in a double ring to base, dia. 2 3/4 in. $400-600 468 Pair of Doucai Wine Cups, China, 20th century, inverted bell-form with flat foot, the exterior decorated with two pairs of deer and doe sitting on grass interspersed with lingzhi mushrooms, painted in enamel, six-character Yongzheng mark in blue incised double ring on recessed base, dia. 2 3/8 in. $400-600 469 Doucai Bowl, China, 20th century, with slightly flared rim and small raised foot, the rim and base decorated with floral and foliate motifs and the foot with a double ring in blue, the body decorated allover with enameled lotuses and scrolls, six-character Qianlong mark on base, dia. 5 1/2 in. $500-700 470 Doucai Bowl, China, 20th century, decorated with double rings in underglaze blue, the interior with a medallion depicting cranes strolling by the water with bamboo and pine in enamel, the exterior with three branches with fruits including peach and pomegranate, six-character Yongzheng mark in a double ring to base, dia. 6 7/8 in. $400-600 471 Doucai Dragon Bowl, China, 20th century, decorated with underglaze blue and overglaze red and green, the interior with a five-clawed red dragon in a double-ring medallion on the well, a double-ring border to the rim, the exterior with stylized design of two phoenixes alternating with green and red dragons amongst floral and foliate motifs, a border of the eight treasures symbols along the rim, sixcharacter Qianlong mark to base, dia. 6 1/4 in. $800-1,000 472 Doucai Enameled Plate, China, 20th century, without foot, both the interior and exterior decorated with impressed lotus flowers and a pair of mandarin ducks in overglazed enamel, the rim decorated with two rings on the interior and a band of dragons chasing flaming pearls on the exterior, six-character Yongzheng mark on recessed base, dia. 7 in. $800-1,000

473 Blanc de Chine Figure of a Luohan, China, sitting on a tree trump holding a paper roll in his left hand and an incense burner next to him, two impressed characters including a shou (longevity) character on his left shoe, two stamped seal marks of He Chaizong on his back, ht. 12 3/4 in. $800-1,000 474 Enameled Glass Vase, China, bottle-shape, decorated with flowers, tendrils, and two European mother-and-child depictions on milky-white ground, four-character Qianlong mark on base, ht. 4 1/2 in. $200-300

480 Peking Glass Covered Jar, China, 20th century, bulbous-shape milky-white glass jar with green glass overlay, decorated with two Buddhist devas dressed in flowing robes and ribbons, angled borders around the foot and mouth rim in green, dia. 6 1/2 in. $300-500 481 Blue Peking Glass Bowl, China, 20th century, with deep rounded sides and slightly flaring rim, dia. 6 1/4 in. $400-600 482 Set of Four Porcelain Enameled Plaques, China, 20th century, of a snow-covered landscape in a reclusive mountainside with a tree at close range, with figures in a hut, crossing a bridge, riding a horse, and fishing from a boat, each with calligraphy and seal, framed, 31 x 7 7/8 in. without frame. $800-1,000 483 Porcelain Plaque in a Carved Wooden Frame, China, 20th century, depicting a waterside landscape with a temple, a waterfall, and pine trees in polychrome enamel, the frame carved with the Four Gentlemen of plum, iris, bamboo, and chrysanthemum on each of four sides, ht. 15 x 10 1/4 without frame; overall 25 3/4 x 20 12 in. $800-1,200 484 Loose Fan Painting, China, 20th century, in the manner of Wu Hufan (1894-1968), ink and color on paper, depicting a kingfisher flying amidst peonies, inscribed and signed, with two artists seals, mounted on paper, 14 x 26 in. $300-500 485 Loose Fan Painting of Flowers, China, 20th century, in the manner of Zhang Daqian (1899-1983), ink and color on paper, depicting peonies, inscribed and signed, with three artists seals, mounted on paper, 12 x 24 in. $2,000-4,000 486 Loose Fan Painting, China, 20th century, in the manner of Yu Feian (1889-1959), ink and color on paper, depicting a pair of magpies perched on red bamboo, inscribed, signed and with two seals, mounted on paper, 15 1/4 x 24 3/4 in. $300-500

475 Peking Glass Vase, China, 18th/19th century, baluster shape, white and green overlay carved through to a snowflake ground, depicting a hunting scene in a pine forest, neck decorated with upright leaves, fourcharacter Qianlong mark on base, ht. 9 1/8 in. $1,000-1,200

476 Peking Glass Brush Pot, China, 18th/19th century, cylindrical, the orange overlay carved through to opaque yellow, depicting butterflies flying amidst peonies and plum blossoms, sixcharacter Qianlong mark on base, ht. 5 1/4 in. $1,200-1,500 477 Peking Glass Bowl, China, 18th/19th century, red overlay carved through to opaque white, gently sloped sides with flared rim, decorated with fighting roosters, four-character Qianlong mark on base, dia. 6 1/2 in. $800-1,000 478 Pair of Peking Glass Vases, China, 20th century, meiping-shape with a trumpet mouth, cobalt blue cut through to milky-white ground, each decorated with inlaid and carved flowers of lotus and peony with a goldfish jumping off rolling waves, ht. 11 1/8 in. $800-1,000

479 Peking Glass Vase, China, 19th/20th century, baluster form with flared rim, the green overlay carved through to opaque white depicting lotus flowers and leaves swaying above the water, four-character Daoguang mark incised on base, ht. 8 1/4 in. $800-1,200

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487 Fan with Landscape and Calligraphy, China, 20th century, in a round lacquered frame, holding a landscape painted in the manner of Pu Ru (1896-1963), depicting a rocky mountain range with pavilion, figures, and pines on one side, the other side with a calligraphic work, dated and signed with seals, dia. 9 1/8, lg. 14 1/4 in. $5,000-7,000

489 Two Loose Paintings of Landscapes, China, 20th century, in the manner of Huang Junbi (1898-1991), ink and color on paper, depicting river landscapes, both bear inscriptions, signed and with two artists seals, 11 1/4 x 18 1/2 in. $600-800 490 Two Loose Paintings of Mountain Landscapes, China, 20th century, in the manner of Huang Junbi (1898-1991), ink and color on paper, one depicting a scholar in a house nestled amidst pine trees, 11 3/4 x 21; the other with a scholar walking on a mountain path with waterfalls in the background, 10 1/2 x 19 1/2 in., both inscribed, signed and with two seals. $400-600

491 Two Loose Paintings of Animals, China, 20th century, in the manner of Tang Yun (1910-1993), ink and color on paper, a butterfly, signed and with one artists seal, 4 3/8 x 3 1/4; two chicks playing with a spider, with two seals, 3 3/8 x 9 3/8 in. $600-800 492 Loose Landscape Painting, China, 20th century, in the manner of Qi Baishi (18631957), ink and color on paper, depicting cottages by a river, inscribed and signed, with one artists seal, 20 x 19 1/2 in. $500-700

488 Loose Circular Fan Painting, China, 20th century, in the manner of Ren Bonian (18401896), ink and color on gold paper, depicting a magpie perched on a flowering tree, signed, with two artists seals and one collectors seal, mounted on paper, 13 1/2 x 19 3/4 in. $600-800

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493 Set of Ten Sketches, China, 20th century, attributed to Wu Guanzhong (1919-2010), ink on cardboard paper, depicting various landscapes and sceneries, each signed, with one artists seal, and one collectors seal, size to 17 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. Provenance: Formerly from the estate of Professor Daniel TY Lee, Annapolis, Maryland. $500-700 494 Set of Nine Sketches, China, 20th century, in the manner of Huang Zhou (1925-1997), ink on paper, depicting various figures, each signed and with one artists seal, 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. $500-700

495 Painting of Roosters, China, 20th century, in the manner of Wang Xuetao (1903-1984), ink and color on paper, depicting two roosters on a mottled gray ground, signed and with two artists seals, 16 3/4 x 22 1/2, frame 27 x 33 in. $1,000-1,500 496 Painting of an Eagle, China, 20th century, depicting an eagle perched on a pine tree covered with snow, colored in red, white, and black using dry brush technique, framed and glazed, dated and signed with seal, 53 1/2 x 26 1/2 in. $800-1,000 497 Painting of a Lion, China, 20th century, in the manner of Xu Beihong (1895-1953), ink on paper, signed and with one artists seal, 13 x 17, frame 17 1/2 x 23 in. $400-600 498 Painting of Squirrels, China, 20th century, in the manner of Wang Xuetao (1903-1982), ink and color on paper, depicting two squirrels climbing on a lychee tree, signed and with two seals, 38 1/2 x 13, frame 49 1/2 x 19 7/8 in. $1,000-1,200

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499 Painting of Cormorants, China, 20th century, hanging scroll, attributed to Xu Beihong (18951953), ink and color on paper, depicting a pair of cormorants, inscribed and signed, with one artists seal and an Alice Boney collectors seal, 14 x 17 in. Provenance: Collection of Mrs. Gloria OHara, Vancouver, Canada. $9,000-12,000

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500 Painting of Cranes, China, 20th century, hanging scroll, in the manner of Zhang Dazhuang (1903-1980), ink and color on paper, depicting a pair of cranes with a pine tree, inscribed and signed, with one artists seal, 50 x 26 in. $4,000-6,000

501 Painting of a Girl with Chickens, China, 20th century, hanging scroll, in the manner of Huang Zhou (1925-1997), ink and color on paper, inscribed and signed, with two artists seals and one collectors seal, 36 x 19 1/2 in. $500-700

502 Painting of Farmhands, China, hanging scroll, in the manner of Wei Zixie (1915-2002), ink and color on paper, depicting the workers at rest, inscribed and signed, with one artists seal, 52 x 26 1/2 in. $500-700

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503 Painting of a Scholar on a Mountain, China, 20th century, hanging scroll, in the manner of Zhang Daqian (1899-1983), ink and color on paper, inscribed and signed, with two artists seals and one collectors seal, 49 x 24 in. $800-1,000 504 Painting of a Nude, China, 20th century, in the manner of Lin Fengmian (1900-1991), ink and color on paper, with one artists seal, framed and glazed, 27 x 23 in. without frame. Provenance: Estate of Dr. Bruce Bradshear, Menlo Park, California. $3,000-4,000

505 Painting of a Buddhist Monk, China, 20th century, in the manner of Xu Shichang (18551936), ink and color on paper, inscribed and with one artists seal, 22 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. without frame. $400-600 506 Painting of Zhongkui, China, 20th century, in the manner of Pu Ru (1887-1963), ink and color on paper, inscribed and signed, framed and glazed, 17 x 11 in. without frame. $400-600

507 Painting of a Mountain Village, China, 20th century, in the manner of Li Keran (19071989), ink and color on paper, inscribed and signed, with two artists seals and an Alice Boney collectors seal, framed and glazed, 20 1/4 x 17 1/2 in. without frame. Provenance: Formerly from the estate of Professor Daniel TY Lee, Annapolis, Maryland. $4,000-5,000 508 Painting of a Mountain Grotto, China, 20th century, in the manner of Qian Songyan (1899-1986), ink and color on paper, inscribed and signed, with two artists seals, framed and glazed, 20 x 14 1/4 in. without frame. $500-700

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509 Painting of a Forest Scene, China, 20th century, in the manner of Li Keran (19071989), ink and color on paper, depicting a bridge in a forest, bears one artists seal and an Alice Boney collectors seal, framed and glazed, 22 x 17 in. without frame. Provenance: Formerly from the estate of Professor Daniel TY Lee, Annapolis, Maryland. $4,000-5,000 510 Painting of a Waterfall, China, 20th century, in the manner of Huang Junbi (1898-1991), ink and color on paper, inscribed and signed, with three artists seals, framed and glazed, 32 x 19 1/2 in. without frame. $500-700 511 Painting of a River Landscape, China, 20th century, in the manner of Huang Junbi (18981991), ink and color on paper, depicting rolling waves, inscribed and signed, with two artists seals, framed and glazed, 15 1/2 x 29 in. without frame. $400-600 512 Painting of a Garden Corridor, China, 20th century, in the manner of Guan Shanyue (1912-2000), ink and color on paper, inscribed and signed, with one artists seal, framed and glazed, 12 x 16 3/4 in. without frame. $400-600 513 Sketch of Bali, China, 20th century, in the manner of Wu Guanzhong (1919-2010), ink on paper, depicting houses nestled amidst Balinese flora, titled, signed, and dated, with one artists seal, 24 1/2 x 18 3/4, frame 32 1/2 x 26 1/2 in. $700-900

514 Painting of a Landscape, China, 20th century, in the manner of Zhang Daqian (18991983), ink and color on gold paper, depicting a figure in a boat on a lake framed by distant mountains and pine trees along the shoreline, signed and with three seals, 14 1/4 x 17 1/4, frame 22 1/2 x 25 1/2 in. $1,000-1,200 515 Landscape Painting, China, 20th century, in the manner of Huang Binhong (1865-1955), watercolor on paper, depicting houses in a field with inscriptions above the distant mountains, signed and with two artists seals, framed and glazed, 12 x 16 1/2 in. $600-800 516 Painting of a Landscape, China, 20th century, in the manner of Gu Kunbo (19051970), ink and color on paper, depicting a mountain landscape with a waterfall and two figures seated in a pavilion, inscribed and signed, with three seals, 38 1/2 x 13 1/2, frame 46 1/2 x 20 in. $600-800 516A Hanging Scroll, China, ink and color on paper, in the manner of Wang Yuan Qi (16421715), depicting a landscape with figures and trees, bears signature, with one seal, 35 1/2 x 16 1/2 in. $200-300

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517 Painting of a Peach Tree, China, 20th century, hanging scroll, in the manner of Qi Baishi (1864-1957), ink and color on paper, inscribed and with a dedication, with three artists seals, 35 x 9 1/4 in. $2,000-3,000

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518 Painting of a Landscape, China, 20th century, hanging scroll, in the manner of Fu Baoshi (1904-1965), ink and color on paper, depicting two figures beneath pine trees in a mountain landscape, inscribed, signed and with two seals, 41 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. $400-600 519 Album of Ten Sketches, China, 20th century, in the manner of Xu Beihong (1895-1953), charcoal on paper, of various landscapes and horses, all bears signature and with one or more artists seals, 8 x 12 1/8 in. $800-1,000 520 Painting Album, China, eight pages, ink and color on paper, attributed to Wang Hui (16321717), each depicting a landscape, inscribed, bears signature, each painting with two to five seals, 14 1/2 x 12 in. $6,000-8,000 521 Album of Ten Paintings, China, 20th century, in the manner of Zhang Daqian (1899-1983), depicting plants and vegetable, each painting signed and with one seal of the artist, the title inscribed and signed Xie Zhiliu (1910-1997) and the colophon signed Pu Ru (18961963), 6 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. $700-900 522 Set of Twelve Block Prints of Qi Baishi, Baishi Chong Cao Che, China, published in 1958, ink and color on paper, depicting flowers and insects, with inscriptions and seals, each 13 1/8 x 9 1/2 in., matted, the foreword printed in Chinese and English, in a cloth-bound case. $1,000-1,200

523 Album of Personal Correspondences, China, 20th century, comprising nine handwritten letters from various luminaries of the early 20th century, including Pu Ru, Lu Xun, Xu Beihong, Xu Zhimo, and Cai Yuanpei, each bears signature and one seal, 12 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. $700-900 524 Calligraphy on Decorative Paper, China, 20th century, hanging scroll, in the manner of Weng Tonghe (1830-1904), possibly blockprinted, bears signature and two seals, 54 1/2 x 12 1/4 in. $500-700 525 Calligraphy on Decorative Paper, China, 20th century, hanging scroll, in the manner of Wu Changshuo (1844-1927), possibly blockprinted, bears signature and two seals, 50 1/8 x 12 1/2 in. $500-700 526 Calligraphy on Decorative Paper, China, 20th century, hanging scroll, in the manner of Cai Yuanpei (1868-1940), possibly blockprinted, bears signature and two seals, 45 x 10 3/4 in. $500-700 527 Four Pieces of Loose Calligraphy, China, 20th century, in the manner of Lu Yanshao (1909-1993), ink on paper, each with three seals, 14 1/4 x 14 1/2 in. $600-800

528 Calligraphy Couplet, China, 20th century, hanging scroll, in the manner of Tang Yun (1910-1993), ink and color on paper, bears signature and one seal, 37 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. $300-500 529 Calligraphy Couplet, China, 20th century, hanging scroll, in the manner of Li Keran (1907-1989), ink on paper, bears signature and two seals, 28 x 8 1/2 in. $300-500 530 Handscroll with Painting, China, painting in the manner of Qiu Yin (1490-1552), ink and color on silk, depicting horses being groomed along a riverbank, 11 1/2 x 61, titled calligraphy signed Pu Ru with two seals, 9 3/4 x 26, two colophons on a single panel, one signed Gao Lingwei with two seals and the other signed Hu Siyuan with two seals, 11 1/2 x 55 1/2 in. $7,000-9,000 531 Handscroll, China, 20th century, in the manner of Yu Feian (1888-1959), ink and color on paper, painted with a bird perched on a red bamboo branch, inscribed with a colophon and a dedication with two seals, title signed Pu Ru and with two seals, 12 1/2 x 80 in. $3,000-4,000

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532 Framed Gouache Panel, China, 19th century, in the manner of Tinqua (fl. 1830s-1860s), square, painted with a geometric blossom ground and a shaped central medallion depicting Mandarin officials and ladies at leisure under a pavilion within a garden, the figures embellished with painted ivory faces and silk garments, the ruyi border painted with flowers, fruit, and butterflies on a silver ground; originally part of the interior fitting of an export lacquer shawl box, 18 1/4 x 18 1/4, frame 24 1/4 x 24 1/4 in. Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Carl L. Crossman. $800-1,000

533 Ancestral Portrait, China, possibly 18th/19th century, depicting a man sitting in a formal Ming-style portraiture on a chair, looking straight ahead, his face portrayed in a realistic manner using the shading technique of the West, his body, including his hands, is concealed under the stylized folds of the robe, depicted in an informal hat and robe, 54 3/4 x 34 1/2 in. Provenance: From a private collection in Leonia, New Jersey. $2,000-3,000 534 Ancestor Portrait of a Couple, China, 20th century, color on paper, each seated side by side on a chair with their feet on a lacquer foot rest, facing front and dressed in informal wardrobe, the man wearing a hat, the woman wearing earrings and headdresses, both faces portrayed in fine detail using a shading technique, 46 1/2 x 39 1/2 in. $400-600

535 Painting of a Water Village, China, 20th century, attributed to Yu Kewei (b. 1941), oil on canvas, depicting a serene village waterway, signed and dated l.r., 19 x 23, frame 24 1/2 x 28 1/2 in. Provenance: From the former New England Center for Contemporary Art (NECCA) in Brooklyn, Connecticut. Sold to benefit the Temple Beth Israel and St. James Catholic Church, both of Danielson, Connecticut. $300-500

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536 Painting of a Water Village, China, 20th century, attributed to Xue Jianxin (b. 1954), oil on canvas, depicting the village at sunset, with a gondola traversing a waterway in the foreground, signed and dated l.r., 15 1/4 x 19 1/4, frame 20 1/8 x 24 1/4 in. Provenance: See Lot 535. $800-1,200 537 Painting of a Water Village, China, 20th century, attributed to Wang Ren Ji, oil on canvas, depicting daily life in a water village with figures traveling in a gondola in the background, signed l.l., 24 1/4 x 24 1/4, frame 29 1/2 x 29 1/2 in. Provenance: See Lot 535. $300-500

538 Painting of a Pond, China, 20th century, attributed to Zhao Youping (b. 1932), oil on board, depicting a pond with a forested shoreline, signed l.r., 13 x 19, frame 17 1/2 x 23 1/2 in. Provenance: See Lot 535. $300-400 539 Painting of a Forest, China, 20th century, attributed to Zhang Daguo (1921-1986), oil on board, depicting a forked path in a forest, signed and dated l.l., 20 1/2 x 14 3/4, frame 24 1/4 x 18 3/4 in. Provenance: See Lot 535. $300-400

540 Painting of a Landscape, China, c. 2000, attributed to Zeng Zhaoqiang (b. 1953), oil on canvas, depicting a path in the countryside with distant houses, signature in English l.l., signed and dated verso, 23 x 35, frame 27 1/2 x 39 1/2 in. Provenance: See Lot 535. $400-600 541 Painting of a Slavic Woman, China, 20th century, attributed to Zhao Youping (b. 1932), oil on board, signed l.r., 14 3/4 x 20 1/4, frame 18 1/2 x 24 1/2 in. Provenance: See Lot 535. $300-500

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542 Pair of Mongolian Man-and-Horse Paintings, Mou-Sien Tseng (fl. 1985-present), acrylic on gold leaf panels, each depicting a warrior mounted on a galloping horse, one depicted with a shield on his left arm and wielding a saber above his head, the other figure an archer performing the Parthian shot, turning his upper body to shoot at pursuers, each inscribed and bears signature, with two artists seals, 15 1/2 x 15 1/2, frame 22 x 22 in. $1,000-2,000 543 Export Silver Bowl, China, early 20th century, circular bowl on a collet foot, decorated with a running dragon against a matte hammered ground, Luenwo mark on base, ht. 2 1/2, dia. 5 1/4 in. $500-700 544 Silver Stemmed Saucer, China, 19th/20th century, eight-petaled shallow dish soldered onto a high eight-sided hollow foot, all petals and sides shaped using repouss technique and enriched with finely incised floral motifs, embossed and incised foliate scrolls encircling the bottom and the center of the dish, dia. 5 3/8 in. $800-1,200

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545 Export Silver Box with Hinged Cover, China, 19th century, rectangular, elaborately worked in repouss with blossoms, bamboo, peonies, and a central scene depicting three figures in a garden with pavilions and pine trees, base stamped twice with Chen Chuo Wen Yin marks, 1 1/8 x 4 x 2 5/8 in. $600-800 546 Silver Lidded Box, China, 20th century, rectangular form with a hinged cover, decorated on all sides except the base with lotuses, water grasses, birds, and dragonflies using repouss and chasing, 9 1/4 x 6 x 3 1/8 in. $800-1,200

547 Large Export Silver Bowl with Matching Glass Insert, China, 20th century, open metalwork of two pairs of two dragons facing each other across a flaming pearl, using both embossing and chasing techniques, with a glass bowl that fits into the metal bowl, incised mark to base, dia. 10 1/2 in. $1,800-2,000

550 Pair of Horseshoe-back Armchairs, China, each with a shaped rectangular back splat and a slender U-form crest rail with outscrolled ends pierced with foliate decorations, the legs embellished with similarly pierced spandrels and terminating at the stretchers, 39 1/2 x 26 x 20 in. $800-1,000

548 Pair of Bamboo Chairs, Zhuyi, China, Shanxi Province, the back splat with pierced fret design, with spindle arms, the seat resting on four legs joined by stretchers, with bamboo pegs, 36 1/2 x 13 1/2 x 17 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500 549 Pair of Hardwood Armchairs, China, the back and arms of openwork ruyi design, the back splat inset with a panel of white marble, 42 1/2 x 18 3/4 x 24 1/4 in. $1,500-2,000

551 Set of Four Side Chairs, Kaobeiyi, China, possibly made of ju wood, the top rail and back splat carved with pierced ruyi design, with a soft mat seat above spindled apron with scroll terminals, supported on four roundsection legs with humpbacked stretchers, 37 1/2 x 17 1/2 x 14 1/2 in. $2,000-3,000 552 Carved Wood Stool, China, drum shape, supported on five pierced, curvilinear legs joined by the circular foot, the pierced apron carved with a fret border, ht. 17 1/2 in. $500-700

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553 Hardwood Side Table, China, rectangular, the molded apron pierced with double-coin design, supported on four round-sectioned legs, 34 3/4 x 51 1/2 x 18 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500 554 Hongmu Altar Table, China, the rectangular top set above a boss-centered frieze with ruyi decorations, the ends pierced with bats amidst scrolling foliage, raised on four squaresection legs carved with floral motifs and terminating with scroll feet, 34 3/4 x 17 1/2 x 75 1/2 in. Provenance: From a private collection in Leonia, New Jersey. $3,000-4,000

555 Pair of Huali Compound Cupboards, China, each upper section fitted with spindle-paneled sides and double doors, opening to two shelves; lower section with two drawers and an under-tier, supported by four roundsectioned legs, 72 x 15 x 36 in. $3,000-5,000

556 Pair of Compound Cabinets, China, comprising removable hat chests above cabinets with two compartments separated by a pair of drawers, the doors decorated with scattered reliefs depicting vases of flowers, bowls of auspicious fruit (Buddhas hand citron and pomegranate), and various scholars objects resting on classical wood stands, the front of the shaped aprons carved with archaic scrolls in relief, metal hardware with incised decorations, 88 x 47 x 21 1/2 in. $5,000-7,000

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561 Pair of Rosewood Stands, China, each square top with lobed corners inset with white marble, the apron carved and pierced with a central endless knot on each side, supported on four square-sectioned legs joined by stretchers at the base, 43 1/2 x 17 1/2 x 17 1/2 in. $600-800 562 Pair of Export Hardwood Stands, China, the square tops each inset with a panel of pink variegated marble above an apron carved and pierced with ruyi and open fretwork, supported on four angular cabriole legs with ruyi feet, 20 1/2 x 17 1/2 x 17 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500 563 Pair of Inlaid Armchairs, China, with motherof-pearl inlay throughout, depicting blossoms, bamboo, and shou roundels, the pierced back set with a circular panel of gray variegated marble, 39 x 19 x 24 in. $800-1,200 564 Export Rosewood Armchair, China, the pierced back carved with dragons soaring amidst clouds and butterflies around a central panel depicting Caishen standing beneath a pine tree with attendants and deer, the arms with similar pierced decorations of dragons and clouds, with an upholstered seat above an apron pierced and carved with gourds and foliage, supported on four cabriole legs on casters, 47 x 24 x 20 in. $600-800

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557 Square Wood Stand, China, the molded apron carved and pierced with chilong-fret design, the four square-sectioned legs joined by humpback stretchers, 46 3/4 x 14 3/4 x 14 3/4 in. $800-1,000 558 Pair of Export Hardwood Stands, China, the lobed top set with pink variegated marble and carved with Taoist emblems, the apron pierced with plum blossoms, supported on five cabriole legs each surmounted by a dragon head and carved with floral decorations, with claw-and-ball feet, ht. 33 in. $800-1,200

559 Export Hardwood Stand, China, the pink variegated marble panel inset above an apron carved and pierced with bats amidst foliage, the under-tier with an apron with pierced decorations of gourds, with four legs carved with dragons and resting on claw-and-ball feet, ht. 32 in. $700-900 560 Export Rosewood Stand, China, the octagonal top inset with pink variegated marble, the apron pierced with floral decorations interspersed with coins, bats, and dragons, the four cabriole legs carved with blossoms and resting on hoof feet, ht. 35 1/2 in. $300-500

565 Rosewood Marble-top Console Table, China, the rectangular top set with a pink variegated marble panel, above a pierced apron with elaborate scrolling foliage, the front cabriole legs each surmounted by the petals of a lotus flower and carved with tendrils, the straight back legs carved with further scrolling foliage, on large claw-and-ball feet, 31 1/2 x 50 x 26 1/2 in. Provenance: Descent from an English family who lived in Shanghai from the late 1800s to 1911. This table was transported back to England in 1911, then brought to New England. Note: For a similar example please see Christies London, Sale 7997, Lot 292, November 8, 2011. $2,000-3,000

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566 Three-tiered Gilt Lacquered Occasional Stand, China, each rectangular tier with gilt and polychrome lacquer decorations, the top tier featuring vases of chrysanthemums and plum blossoms in a scholars studio, the middle tier with birds and peonies, the bottom tier with birds and lotus flowers, with fluted, bulbed supports and casters, 40 x 17 x 24 1/2 in. Provenance: Descent from an English family who lived in Shanghai from the late 1800s to 1911. This stand was transported to England in 1911, then brought to New England. $800-1,000

568 Export Hardwood Two-section Desk with Side Chair, Japan, the shaped top with a drawer and a compartment carved with birds, centered by a back panel carved and pierced with dragons and rolling waves, the rectangular desk top carved with a fret border above a carved dragon and cloud apron, over winged dragon-form cabriole legs, 53 x 42 1/2 x 27; together with an export side chair with a shaped back carved with dragons and flowers, with front cabriole dragon-form legs and straight back legs, 27 1/2 x 21 x 18 in. $5,000-7,000 569 Export Wood Carved Dressing Table, Japan, the rectangular table top with a tripartite mirror flanked by drawers, above a drawered apron, all intricately carved with chrysanthemums and foliage, on four cabriolet legs carved in high relief with chrysanthemums and resting on scroll feet, 55 x 43 x 19 1/2 in. $1,200-1,500 570 Three Books of Chinese Art, including The Asia Societys Chinese Art, 1966, and two hardcover copies of Florance Waterburys Early Chinese Symbols and Literature: Vestiges and Speculations, 1942, with 77 plates, and Daisy Lion-Goldschmidts Chinese Art: Bronze, Jade, Sculpture, Ceramics, 1960, in a dust jacket with ownership inscription on ffep. $200-300 571 Seven Books of Chinese Bronzes, including three in English, one in Chinese, two in German, and one in French, all catalogs with black-and-white plates, four hardcover, the largest 14 1/8 x 10, the smallest 8 7/8 x 5 7/8 in. $500-700

572 Shanghai Bowuguan Canghua, Shanghai: Shanghai renmin meishu (Shanghai Peoples Fine Arts Publishing House), 1959, with 100 color plates of paintings in the collection of the Shanghai Museum, each with caption and a brief biography of the artist, 21 1/2 x 15 1/2 in. $500-700 573 Four Books of Japanese Art, including The Metropolitan Museum of Arts Japanese Prints, New York, 1947; Japanese Painting and Sculpture, Exh. Cat., New York, 1953; two hardcover copies of Helen Rubissows Art of Asia, New York, 1954, in a dust cover; and Seiroku Nomas Ancient Japanese Gilt Bronze Buddhas, Kyoto, 1952, with a sketch of Gwannon (Avalokitesvara) by the author, in a dust cover. $300-500 574 Book of Asiatic Art, by H.F.E. Visser, Amsterdam: De Spieghel; New York: The Beechhurst Press, 1948, a 511-page catalog, including 214 black-and-white plates and eight color plates, the cover in black publishers cloth with gold printing, 12 1/2 x 10 in. $200-300 575 Oriental Ceramics: the Worlds Greatest Collections, Tokyo, New York, San Francisco: Kodansha International, 1982, eleven volumes, with colored plates followed by black-and-white photographs, each in its own slipcase. $2,000-3,000

567 Export Writing Desk, Japan, the shaped top with shelves centered by carving of iris and a back panel with pierced dragon design, flanked by two doors, each enclosing four pigeonholes, carved with further iris stalks in relief, with an additional drawer beneath the right door, the rectangular beaded desk top carved with a border of petals above a fourdrawer frieze with pierced clouds, all drawers carved with chrysanthemum blossoms, the sides carved in low relief with scrolling floral design, supported on four iris-form cabriole legs with scroll feet, overall ht. 52; 30 x 40 x 26 in. Provenance: Descent from an English family who lived in Shanghai from the late 1800s to 1911. This desk was transported to England in 1911, then brought to New England. Note: For a similar example see Bonhams, San Francisco, Sale 15883, Lot 6251, March 3, 2008. $2,000-3,000

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Marlborough: Warehouse Manager - Fred Trottier, 508.970.3261

Boston:

Property Distribution Manager - Jessica R. Lincoln, 617.874.4308 Auction Coordinator - Benjamin Evans, 617.874.4329

Finance Department

Marlborough: Accounts Receivable - Denise Johnson, 508.970.3269 Accounts Payable, Consignment - Kathleen Hayes, 508.970.3268 Accounts Payable, Trade - Kevin Rota, 508.970.3283

Subscriptions

Marlborough: Heather Retzke, 508.970.3240

Service Departments

Appraisal & Auction Services - LaGina Austin, Christine E. Finn, Hadley Bridgman, Rachel Kingsley Advertising Production - Pamela Van de Houten Boston Gallery Director - Laura V. Sweeney Assistant Gallery Director: Paige Lewellyn Gallery Assistant: Jessica Turner Catalog Production - Pamela Van de Houten, Kristina Harrison Consignment Services - Patricia Walker King, Megan J. Blomgren, Carol Zeigler Customer Relations - Carol McCaffrey Institutional Relations - L. Emerson Tuttle Human Resources - Carol McCaffrey Information Technology & Internet Auctions - Kerry Shrives Assistants: Timothy Shaughnessey, Melissa Riebe Managing Director - Marie C. Keep Marketing & Public Relations - Kate de Bethune, Kathryn Gargolinski, Heather Retzke Photographers - Stanley P. Bystrowski, Jeffrey R. Antkowiak, John Cornelius Receptionists - Marlborough: Kealyn Garner Boston: Sarah L. Collins Staff Portraits - Cheryl Richards Photography Transportation - Eric Jones Assistant: Mark McCaffrey

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Directions to Skinners Boston Gallery/63 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116 617.350.5400


From the West:
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike to the Prudential/Copley exit located in the Prudential tunnel. Once on the exit ramp, stay in the right hand lane and follow the signs for Copley. The ramp exits onto Stuart Street. Drive straight through five sets of lights and take a left onto Charles Street South. Take your first left off of Charles St. South onto Park Plaza. Skinner is at 63 Park Plaza, one block up on the right.

From the South:


Take 93-N to Exit 20 for I-90 W toward Worcester. Follow signs for Chinatown/South Station. Bear left at the fork to continue towards Kneeland Street. Turn left onto Kneeland Street. Kneeland Street becomes Stuart Street. Turn right onto Charles Street South. Turn left onto Park Plaza. Skinner is at 63 Park Plaza, one block up on the right.

From Logan Airport:


Take the Ted Williams Tunnel. Take Exit 25 toward South Boston and bear left at the fork in the ramp. Bear right onto B St. Turn left onto Northern Ave which becomes Seaport Blvd. Turn left onto Surface Rd. Turn right onto Kneeland Street which becomes Stuart Street. Turn right onto Charles Street South. Turn left onto Park Plaza. Skinner is at 63 Park Plaza, one block up on the right.

From the North:


Take I-93 South towards Boston. Take exit 26 towards Storrow Drive. Merge onto MA-28 South via the ramp on the left. Turn left onto Beacon Street. Turn right onto Arlington Street. Turn left onto Boylston Street. Turn right onto Hadassah Way. Skinner is on the right at 63 Park Plaza.

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