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213 Graphite Brush Rest, China, in the shape of a scholar’s rock, with a conforming lacquered wood stand, stone ht. 5 3/8, wd. 7 3/8 in. $300-500 214 Robin’s-egg Blue-glazed Brush Rest, China, in the shape of strange rockery forming in a curve, four-character “Jingwei tang zhi” mark in a square cartouche impressed on base, ht. 3 1/2, wd. 7 3/4 in. $300-500 215 Pair of Famille Rose Porcelain Wrist Rests, China, 19th century, each with gently sloped surface decorated with vignettes of vases and scholar’s objects, reticulated orange-glazed sides, six-character Daoguang mark on base, 1 3/4 x 5 x 2 7/8 in. $400-500


207 Set of Ten Bamboo Cups in a Box, China, 20th century, each wine cup carved with Chinese poems from the Tang and Song dynasties, some signed and dated “dingyou” year (1957), four Chinese characters “Ya Ren Qing Gong” on the cover of box translated as “elegant settings for leisure time,” signed “Menglou” (Wang Wenzhi, a Qing dynasty calligrapher), dated “gengchen” year (1940), cup ht. 2, box 3 x 14 x 7 in. $800-1,000

210 Duan Stone Covered Inkstone, China, rockshape, with undulating outlines, resting on four short feet, decorated with a crane on a shishi dragon carved in cameo style on the cover, a shishi dragon holding a coin with its forelegs on the base with a square mark, 1 7/8 x 6 3/8 x 5 1/8 in. $1,500-2,000

208 Soapstone Chop, China, near square, surmounted with a carved shishi lion seated with a cub on her back, russet brown stone, with a wood stand, in a conforming box with metal finishing, chop ht. 2 in. $300-500

211 Duan Inkstone and Case, China, angled gourd-shape, the inkstone, of gray-green stone, decorated with carved dragon design in the well, with an inscription reading “Kangxi nianzhi” on the base, the case of gray stone with russet markings, the cover decorated carved chilong scroll design in light brown against a gray ground, ht. 3 1/2, wd. to 2 1/2 in. $3,000-5,000

209 Five Wood Measuring Items, China, 20th century, comprising two measuring sticks including one with inlaid marks on one side and the other with eight figures and fu and shou characters; a measuring rod with four types of measuring marks with inscriptions; a rod inscribed with oracle scripts; a stick with coin designs; and a panel with inscribed design, lg. to 14 5/8 in. $800-1,000

212 Inkstone and Box, China, 20th century, the rectangular ink stone carved with a poem in seal script above the circular shallow well, with a fitted wooden box carved with a pair of fourcharacter couplets in seal script, inscribed and dated “bingwu” year (1966), box size 2 x 5 x 10 in. $200-300


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216 Mughal-style Jade Brush Washer, China, 19th century, squat round form resting on four feet, the interior of the bowl carved with scrolling lotus petals and an incised chrysanthemum at the center, the exterior carved with a repeating blooming lotus flower motif, the flattened mouth rim encircled by a band of chrysanthemum flowerheads, with eleven rubies and gilt decorations applied to the center of the underside as the center of a chrysanthemum with carved petals and a foliate border surrounding it, the feet and undersides of the feet carved as flowerheads and leaves, dia. 6 1/2 in. $8,000-10,000 217 White Porcelain Water Dropper, Korea, 19th century, in the shape of a tadpole with three legs and a short tail, with carved details, two long oviform openings on its back, and two hole openings near mouth, painted details in underglaze cobalt blue and copper, ht. 1 3/4, wd. 3 1/8 in. $700-900

218 Two Wood Boxes with Hinged Covers, Korea, late 19th century, a rectangular box with shaped bottom, plain iron fittings with rectangular lock plates and short tongue fastener, 8 3/8 x 17 1/4 x 8 3/8; and a square box with shaped yellow brass fittings with lobed lock plates and hinged tongue fastener, three interior compartments, 5 1/2 x 9 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. $500-700

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