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374 Lapis Lazuli Carving of Chang-e, Goddess of the Moon, China, dressed in a flowing robe, holding a lantern in her left hand and a fly whisk in her right, standing with a rabbit surrounded with auspicious clouds, with a conforming stand, ht. 10 3/4 in. $600-800 375 Chaouzhu Court Necklace, China, 20th century, 108 green aventurine beads spaced with four bigger tourmaline beads, suspending three pendants each of which with ten aquamarine beads and a teardrop tourmaline terminal, and a terminal tassel with a flattened rounded square tourmaline plaque, lg. approx. 36 1/2 in. $1,200-1,500 376 Chaouzhu Court Necklace, China, 20th century, 108 dark green aventurine beads spaced with four bigger tourmaline beads, suspending three pendants each of which with ten aquamarine beads and a teardrop tourmaline terminal, and a terminal tassel with a flattened rounded square tourmaline plaque, lg. approx. 37 1/2 in. $1,200-1,500 377 Prayer Bead Necklace, China, with 108 possibly chenxiang beads decorated with carved shou character design and three hardstone beads with carved swirl designs, the two-tassel pendant with an apple green hardstone bead, rounded rectangular glass plaque, and a domed square hardstone bead, wood bead dia. 1/2, necklace approx. lg. 35 1/2 in. $1,200-1,800 378 Prayer Bead Necklace, China, with 108 possibly zitan beads and three amber composite beads, the knotted string with a goldstone plaque pendant incised with bats and shou character design with two tassels, each of which issuing from a Chinese silver ingot-shaped hardstone bead, with a round fabric covered box with embroidered decorations, wood bead dia. 5/8, necklace approx. 46 in. $800-1,000

379 Formal Kesi Robe, China, 18th/19th century, with five-clawed dragons chasing pearls, on a blue ground decorated with the “Eight Buddhist Treasures” and bats amidst stylized clouds, the waist with a lantern hung with auspicious Buddhist objects, horseshoe sleeves and neckline trimmed with further dragon motifs and brocade, a lishui border below, lg. 50 in. $2,000-3,000 380 Man’s Formal Gauze Robe, China, 19th century, embroidered with five-clawed dragons reaching for pearls in couched gold thread at the chest, sleeves, front panels, sleeves, and back, with cranes amidst stylized clouds on a blue gauze ground, a lishui border below, lg. 52 in. $500-700 381 Two Short Jackets, China, 19th/20th century, one dark blue gauze woven with dragon roundels, with embroidered sleeve bands showing figures in a landscape, and appliqué trim at the neck and opening, the other navy silk with embroideries of peaches, bats, and peonies on the front panels, the back and sleeves decorated with sprigs of flowers and butterflies, with four carved wood buttons, lg. to 39 in. Provenance: From the collection of a New England family who lived in China from 1899 to the 1960s. $500-700 382 Short Manchu Jacket, China, 19th/20th century, the unfinished jacket embroidered with a large dragon in the clouds chasing a flaming pearl, surrounded by cranes, bats, and shou symbols in shades of purple and blue above a lishui border, lg. 30 in. Provenance: From the collection of a New England family who lived in China from 1899 to the 1960s. $700-900 383 Two Informal Lady’s Robes, China, 19th/20th century, one lightweight sky blue silk with sleeve bands embroidered with peonies, lotuses, and cranes, the neck, opening and bottom trimmed with a blue floral embroidery, and one teal silk with sleeve bands embroidered with peonies and butterflies in pinks and purples, the robe panels embroidered with flowering gourds and butterflies and a contrasting trim in black, lg. to 45 in.

384 Lady’s Short Jacket, China, 19th/20th century, red silk, the front embroidered with bunches of peaches and bats with ruyi-heads, over an interlocking wan pattern in couched gold thread, the back with two roundels of interlocking peaches and bats bordered by the eight Buddhist treasures, the sleeves with bands embroidered in “forbidden stitch” to depict floral arrangements, all trimmed with a peony and plum blossom motif on black silk, lg. 25 3/4 in. $800-1,000

385 Lady’s Kesi Robe, China, 19th/20th century, teal silk woven with dragon roundels, the sleeves and neck trimmed with kesi panels depicting Buddhist treasures amongst peonies, dahlias, peaches, plum blossom, berries, and scholar’s rocks, trimmed with bands of navy and gold brocade, lg. 57 in. $2,000-3,000 386 Lady’s Formal Silk Robe, China, 19th/20th century, dark blue silk embroidered with moths and peonies in “forbidden stitch” at the chest, front, and back, with repeating sprigs of peonies, plum blossom, narcissus, and dahlias, above a lishui border, the sleeves and neck trimmed with bands of embroideries of similar motifs, lg. 55 in. $500-700 387 Lady’s Informal Robe, China, 19th/20th century, purple silk woven with roundels of pairs of mandarin ducks and lotus leaves, trimmed with embroideries depicting fishes, lotus plants, and other aquatic plants in blues and greens, lg. 57 in. $1,000-2,000 388 Embroidered Export Macramé Shawl, China, 19th/20th century, square creamcolored silk shawl embroidered with peonies and other florals in pinks and purples, with a long macramé fringe, approx. 49 x 49 excluding fringe. $600-800 389 Two Embroidered Export Macramé Shawls, China, 19th/20th century, a creamcolored silk square shawl embroidered with chrysanthemums in cream, and a creamcolored silk square shawl embroidered with peonies and other florals in pastel pinks and purples, largest approx. 55 x 55 excluding fringe. $500-700

Provenance: From the collection of a New England family who lived in China from 1899 to the 1960s. $700-900

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