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Asian Works of Art

Sale 2843B

September 19, 2015

Boston


Asian Works of Art


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American & European Works of Art Auction 2704B 02/07/2014 4:00 PM EST Lot 632 Of 689 - Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976) Red Circus Horse

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Table of Contents 1

Auction & Specialist Information

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Web Site & Online Bidding

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Provenance

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Glossary of Terms

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Lots 1-600

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Conditions of Sale

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Absentee Bid Form

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Company Directors & Specialty Departments

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Provenance

Formerly in the collection of Dr. Timothy Weber The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Thayer The Estate of Peter K. Warren The Collection of a New England family who lived in China from 1899 to the 1960s The Frederick H. Pough Collection The Collection of Edward I. Farmer A Private New York Collection

The William C. Rives Collection: Lots 42-60, 95, 158 William C. (Bill) Rives is a career teacher. He has taught in secondary schools in the United States, Athens, London, Paris, and Singapore. Rives lived in Southeast Asia for twenty-two years, 1987–2009, and taught history, art history, psychology, and English at the Singapore American School, also acting as chairman of the History and Social Sciences Department. At the National Museum of Singapore, he lectured on “The History of India and Its Influence on Religion in Southeast Asia.” From the crossroads of Singapore, Bill traveled throughout Southeast Asia and the world beyond. Born in Charlottesville, Virginia, Rives is a graduate of Portsmouth Abbey School, Williams College, and Wesleyan University. His great-grandfather was Dr. Thomas Walker, who explored and named the Cumberland Gap, founded the town of Charlottesville, and served as the legal guardian of Thomas Jefferson; his grandfather was his namesake, William Cabell Rives, a United States Senator and Ambassador to France. Later generations of the Rives family have also been involved in the foreign service. During his two decades in Singapore, Rives followed the annual Christie’s and Sotheby’s auctions and came to love the Southeast Asian art genre, with its blend of Eastern and Western influences. He is pleased to offer this collection through Skinner.

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Glossary of Terms All items in this catalog are described according to the following table of terminology. Please note that all statements in this catalog 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.

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1 Folio of Miniature Painting and Calligraphy, India, 19th century, watercolor and gold on wasli, depicting an emperor visiting a shrine to Krishna in a court garden, the deity with his arm around his consort Radha, an attendant fanning them from behind, a passage of calligraphy in nastaliq script on the reverse, written in black over a blue background with red highlights and diacritic marks, mounted on decorative paper, 14 x 10 1/2 in. $300-500

3 Three Miniature Painting and Calligraphy Folios, India, 18th/19th century, watercolor and gold on wasli, the central panel of each folio depicting a series of three scenes from a Mughal court wedding set in a richly decorated palace with views to the garden, with a horizontal panel of nastaliq script calligraphy above and below each miniature painting, each framed and glazed, sight size to 8 3/4 x 4 in. $500-700

2 Miniature Painting of an Emperor on Horseback, India, 19th/20th century, watercolor and gold on wasli, depicting a ruler riding a horse, dressed for battle and holding a spear, surrounded by attendants, bordered with a painted yellow border with an inscription in Sanskrit in the top margin, 13 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. $300-500

4 Portrait of a Mughal Ruler, India, watercolor and gold on wasli, standing in a garden and holding a flower in one hand, wearing a yellow patterned angarkha tied with a golden sash securing a sword, wearing pearl jewelry and a green turban, bordered with multiple gilt and floral patterned borders, a gilt inscription in the sky above the clouds, framed and glazed, sight size 10 3/4 x 7 1/4 in. $1,200-1,500

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5 Miniature Portrait Bifolium, India, 18th/19th century, ink, color, and gold on paper, depicting Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal, each holding a rose in one hand and in matching highly ornamented dress, a palace wall behind decorated in the style of pietra dura inlaid marble, with a window with a view into a garden, a panel of calligraphy above each portrait on each page, the reverse with a single column of calligraphy on each page, framed and glazed, sight size 9 1/4 x 11 1/2 in. $1,500-1,800

6 Portrait of Krishna and Radha, India, 19th/20th century, watercolor and gold on paper, depicting Krishna wearing an ornate crown and jewelry, holding a flute, with his arm around Radha, who is holding the edge of her veil with one hand, the lovers inside an oval with a painted lappet border, framed and glazed, sight size 12 3/4 x 10 1/2 in. $300-400


7 Miniature Painting of a Mythological Scene, India, Rajasthan School, 19th century, depicting an infant Krishna killing a demon, possibly Purana, while a group of ladies look on, and a sacred cow licks her calf in the background, with a reserve of Sanskrit calligraphy at the top of the painting, 11 x 15 1/2 in. $300-500 8 Miniature Portrait Painting of Two Rajas, India, late 19th/early 20th century, watercolor and gold on wasli, depicting the two rulers seated in a hall in formal dress with official weapons, standing on a bright tiled floor, sight size 12 x 8 1/4 in. $800-1,000

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9 Folio with Calligraphy and Miniature Painting, India, 18th/19th century, watercolor on paper, depicting a travelling royal procession with a covered carriage drawn by a cow, surrounded by many courtiers holding banners and a rider on horseback, in a horizontal bordered panel, with two panels of calligraphy at either end surrounded by many notes in the margins, the reverse with a column of two paragraphs of calligraphy, also heavily annotated in the margins, 10 x 5 1/4 in. $600-800

10 Miniature Painting of a Court Scene, India, 19th/20th century, watercolor and gold on wasli, depicting a seated lady drinking from a cup, with her three attendants bring food, drink, and playing a sitar, while a prince leans over a wall to look at her, bordered by a gilt floral border, framed and glazed, sight size 13 x 9 1/4 in. $400-600 11 Miniature Portrait of a Mughal Emperor, India, 19th century, watercolor and gold on wasli, depicting the ruler seated on an ornately carved throne with tiger armrests, holding a sword in one hand and smoking a hookah using the other, in a richly decorated room with a window to a view of a sunset over water, mounted on painted paper, framed and glazed, painting 6 1/4 x 4 3/8, framed 14 1/4 x 11 in. $600-800 10

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12 Bronze Statue of Vishnu with Bhudevi and Shridevi, India, possibly late Pala period (c. 11th to 12th century), the four-armed Vishnu standing upright on a double-lotus throne, holding his four attributes including a mallet, conch, and sudarshana chakra, flanked by his two consorts standing in mirrored poses, all three on a double-tiered quadruped rectangular platform with two kneeling figures with hands together in prayer, ht. 4 3/8, wd. 3 1/8 in. $2,500-3,500 13 Bronze Figure of a Female Deity, Possibly Maya Devi, India or Tibet, depicted as a woman dancing, with one hand raised above her head, the other held at chest height and pointing inward, her back leg extended and resting on the tips of her toes, her face and eyes cast downward, standing on an elongated round lotus base, ht. 16 in.

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14 Bronze Figure of Chandikeshvara, India, 19th century, standing with his hips leaning slightly to one side, his palms pressed together and held in front of his chest, a ritual axe resting in the crook of his arm, on a double round pedestal base with incised lotus lappet motif above a larger square base, ht. 20 1/2 in. $800-1,000 15 Two Folios from a Phra Malai Manuscript, Thailand, late 19th century, ink and color on paper, a central panel depicting narrative scenes of monks and deities in landscapes, as well as scenes from hell, framed and glazed, sight size 11 x 26 1/2 in. $300-500

Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Dr. Timothy Weber, acquired while he was working in Wutai Shan in 1968. $3,000-5,000

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16 Two Buddhist Paintings of Illustrated Tales, Thailand, 19th century, one from the Jakata, depicting Mahajanaka king rescued from the sea; and the other from the Life of Lord Buddha, depicting Siddhartha cutting his long hair to become a monk, both depicted in a panel bordered with floral and foliate bands, watercolor on paper with details in gold, framed and glazed, painting 15 1/2 x 12 1/8 in. $300-500

17 Gilt-lacquered Bronze Buddha Statue, Thailand, 19th century, Rattanakosin style, seated cross-legged in dhyanasana with his hands in bhumisparsa mudra, downcast eyes, and pointed earlobes, dressed in a robe filled with molded floral and foliate roundels and bands, some details with glass insets, seated on a conforming wood stand, statue ht. 29 in. $1,500-2,000


18 Bronze Buddha Head, Thailand, 20th century, Northern style, with a lotus-bud finial on the ushnisha, near-flat forehead, molded arched eyebrows, downcast eyes, bordered full lips, long earlobe with a slit, and two wrinkles on neck, mounted on a rectangular plain wood stand, overall ht. 34, head 22 1/4 in. $200-400 19 Nawari Script Book Fragment, Nepal, including twenty-two folios with text and illustrations on both sides of the page, ink and watercolor on paper, 5 1/2 × 15 1/4 in. $800-1,200 20 Prayer Wheel, Tibet, 19th/20th century, a jade archer’s ring as the wheel body, topped with a silverwork filigree cap with a lotus knob, encircled with a band of calligraphic design in the middle, and a silverwork dish-shape bottom decorated with patterned bands, bone handle, (missing the chain and ball), ht. 7 3/4 in. $500-1,000 21 Tara Thangka, Tibet, 18th/19th century, seated in royal ease posture on a lotus throne, holding a flower in her left hand, her right hand in varada mudra placed on her lap, before a halo and mandorla, accompanied by her manifestations and attendant deities mostly seated in rows, color on cloth, bordered with fabric, framed and glazed, painting 25 1/4 x 18 1/2 in. $3,000-5,000 22 Seven Painted Prayer Cards, Tibet, seven double-sided prayer cards, depicting various Buddhist images, color and ink on textile, each with a bronze hook on top, 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 in. $600-800 23 Two Cast Bronze Vajras, Tibet, 19th/20th century, with five spokes merging to form a spiral finial at the end, each spoke in the shape of a stylized dragon head emerging from a semicircular base decorated with a lotus lappet band, a compressed globular grip in the middle, lg. 3 5/8 to 4 5/8 in. $800-1,000

24 Cast Bronze Phurba, Tibet, 19th/20th century, with three-sided knife kila protruding from the mouth of a mythical animal head with a beak, surmounted with a five-spoke vajra and a three-headed Mahakala on top, lg. 11 1/4 in. $1,500-2,000 25 Two Phurba Daggers, Tibet, 19th/20th century, one of carved wood with three-sided blade, the grip with two bands of lotus petals, surmounted with a three-headed Mahakala and a double-knob finial, lacquered, ht. 10 1/2; and one of carved bone with three-sided blade, decorated in relief with a mask and a seated Buddha, the grip with a band of carved Buddha and two vajras, surmounted with three-headed Mahakala, without finial (probably missing), ornamented with semiprecious stone beads of turquoise blue, ht. 7 5/8 in. $400-600 26 Bronze Figure of Shakyamuni, China, Ming dynasty style, the Buddha seated on a double lotus base, with his right hand in bhumisparsha mudra and his left in dhyana, wearing a robe over his shoulders, with a peaceful expression and downcast eyes, his head with an urna and ushnisha, ht. 11 1/2 in. $2,000-3,000 27 Rajbansi Dance Mask, Tibet/Bhutan, 19th century, depicting the blue-faced Mahakala with bulging eyes, fierce grimace and a crown of five skeleton heads, polychrome decorated wood, ht. 15 5/8 in. $800-1,000 28 Rajbansi Dance Mask, Tibet/Bhutan, 19th century, depicting the deity Tudigon with the mouth partially closed with yellow teeth and a black painted beard, the headdress with a double band below a stylized mandala, polychrome decorated wood with traces of gilding, ht. 15 7/8 in. $700-900 29 Rajbansi Dance Mask, Tibet/Bhutan, 19th century, depicting Hanuman, the monkey deity, with protruding forehead and large jaw, polychrome decorated wood, ht. 11 7/8 in. $800-1,000 30 Miniature Cast Bronze Ganesha, India, 19th century, with elephant head and three arms (possibly one arm missing), seated on a rectangular base topped with a shaped panel, two holes to the back of the panel, ht. 2 7/8 in. $400-600

31 Patterned Copper Bowl, India, 18th/19th century, possibly Deccan, compressed globular form with slightly tapered neck and everted rim, the body incised with a band of trefoil motifs, a band of calligraphy naming the owner as “Vali bin ‘Ali Bayg’” at the neck and a prayer to God to bless the Prophet Mohammed inscribed in a spiral at the base, dia. 7 1/2 in. $1,200-1,500 32 Patterned and Inscribed Copper Basin, India, 19th century, squat bulbous form with a narrow neck and flared rim, the exterior of the bowl decorated with floriated split palmettes, a smaller band of palmettes at the shoulder, and calligraphy at the neck asking God to bless the Fourteen Innocents, naming the owner as Haji Murshidi, with an Arabic prayer and Persian instructions that the bowl be used by a barber for ablutions, dia. 8 in. $1,200-1,500 33 Mughal Dagger with Jade Foliate Hilt, Jaipur, 20th century, the hard stone hilt inlaid with ruby-colored glass with the dagger inlaid with stars and calligraphy, lg. 17 in. $800-1,000 34 Cairo Ware Brass Bowl, Egypt, 19th/20th century, hammered brass with silver and copper inlays, the squat round basin narrowing to an inward rolled rim, the sides decorated with Arabic inscriptions and stylized fish medallions, dia. 10 in. Note: Christie’s South Kensington sticker on interior. $800-1,200 35 Necklace of Faience Beads, Middle East, with tube and ring beads in various lengths and colors ranging from light blue to turquoise blue, mottled gray, white, and green, holding a shaped pendant, bead dia. to 1/8, string lg. 39 3/4 in. $300-500 36 Shallow Brass Bowl, Egypt, 18th/19th century, the interior well inlaid with copper and silver, depicting a six-petaled flower design with six Arabic inscriptions and stylized entwined bird motifs in reserves around the petals, on an overall geometric patterned ground with a bracket motif on the flattened rim, dia. 9 in. Note: Christie’s South Kensington sticker on interior. $300-500

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37 Two Hammered Brass Vessels, Persia, 19th/20th century, a small bowl with a rounded base and steeply rising sides narrowing to a short straight mouth rim, the sides decorated with camels, lions and antelopes in relief; and a small handled ewer with a slightly rounded base and conical form, with a straight neck and rolled rim, the sides decorated with Arabic script in relief, ht. to 3 1/4 in. $300-500 38 Levantine Silver on Copper Dish, Persia, 19th/20th century, incised with entwined flowers and bands of geometric patterns around a central stylized floral pattern radiating from the center, incised with a mark within a diamond on base, dia. 8 7/8 in. $400-600

39 Pottery Hunting Scene Tile, Persia, 17th/18th century, square tile depicting a hunter on horseback holding a spear above his head, glazed in blues and greens over a crackled ground, 9 5/8 x 9 1/4 in. $800-1,000 40 Gilt-bronze Buddha Bust and Head, Southeast Asia, 19th century, the bust cracked open near waist, his face with downcast eyes, arched eyebrows, and long ears, the hair with ushnisha and spiral knot; the head with downcast eyes and long pointed ears, his arched eyebrows, long nose, and lips sharply carved, each mounted on a modern wood stand, the bust ht. 7 7/8, the head ht. 3 1/2 in. $800-1,000 41 Three Bronze Figures, Southern Asia, a goddess with four arms seated on a doublelotus pedestal; a four-armed goddess seated on a double-lotus pedestal, accompanied by a dog-like animal on her left side; three figures standing on a rectangular base, two of them holding religious instruments in their hands, ht. to 4 1/2 in. $800-1,200

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42 Alix Ayme (1894-1945), River Landscape of Luang Prabang, Laos, oil on board, depicting a tranquil river scene with figures in boats on the water, and standing at the water’s edge, a mountain range in the distance and a woman dressed in pink in the foreground, the same scene painted on the walls of the Royal Palace at Luang Prabang as one of the five scenes making up a mural in the reception room, commissioned by King Sisavang Vong, signed “Alix Ayme” l.r., framed, sight size 23 1/4 x 27 3/4 in. Provenance: From the William C. Rives collection, purchased at Sotheby’s Singapore, March 27, 1999, Lot 53; from the family of the artist. $25,000-30,000

43 Joseph Inguimberty (1896-1971), Portrait of Alix Ayme on Horseback, depicting the artist riding in Sa Pa, with a view of the mountains behind, oil on canvas, signed and dated “...‘42” l.l., framed, 19 1/4 x 25 3/4 in. Provenance: From the William C. Rives collection, purchased at Sotheby’s Hong Kong April 5, 2009, Lot 140, the painting previously in a private French collection, acquired directly from the artist in 1943. $15,000-20,000


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44 Hans Snel (1925-1998), Balinese Landscape, oil on panel, signed and dated “Bali, ‘53” l.r., framed, sight size 23 3/8 x 15 3/8 in. Provenance: From the William C. Rives collection, purchased from Sotheby’s Singapore, April 16, 2006, Lot 40. $8,000-12,000

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45 Andre Maire (1898-1984), Women and a Dog on the Beach, oil on board, signed and dated “Andre Maire 1958” u.r., framed and glazed, sight size 25 1/2 x 19 in. Provenance: From the William C. Rives collection, purchased at Christie’s Singapore, October 3, 1999, Lot 905. $4,000-7,000

46 Siew Hock Meng (b. 1942), Far Away, portrait of a woman in profile with boats in the background, pastel on paper, signed “Meng,” and dated “1989” l.l., framed and glazed, sight size 19 1/2 x 25 3/4 in. Provenance: From the William C. Rives collection, purchased at Christie’s Singapore, March 31, 1996, Lot 145, exhibited in Taiwan at the Apollo Gallery in Taipei, 1989, the G. Zen Art Gallery, Kaoshiung, 1990, and APT Point, Kaoshiung, 1995. $8,000-10,000

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47 Lucien Frits Ohl (1904-1976), Under the Flame Tree, oil on canvas, depicting a group of vendors sitting and standing under a vibrant red tree, signed “Frits Ohl” l.r., framed, sight size 23 1/4 x 35 1/4 in. Provenance: From the William C. Rives collection, purchased at Christie’s Singapore, May 18, 1998, Lot 25. $8,000-10,000

48 Tran Ngoc Quyen, Bust of a Tonkin Woman, Vietnam, 20th century, signed and dated “Tran Ngoc Quyen, 1935” on the shoulder, ht. 17 in. Provenance: From the William C. Rives collection, purchased at Christie’s Singapore, October 1, 2000, Lot 55. $2,000-3,000

49 Carved Wood Bust of a Woman, Vietnam, 20th century, wearing her hair wrapped with a scarf and hanging down at the left, ht. 9 in. Provenance: From the William C. Rives collection. $500-700 50 Pair of Carved Wood Figural Bookends, Bali, early 20th century, depicting a man and a woman seated with their knees raised on a triangular base resting against an oval back, ht. to 11 in. Provenance: From the William C. Rives collection, purchased at Sotheby’s Singapore April 7, 2002, Lot 127. $3,000-5,000 51 Carved Wood Bust of St. Ignatius Loyola, Spanish Occupied Philippines, the face finely modeled with eyes facing forward, straight nose, strong brow and jaw, the wood with traces of pigment to the eyes and cheeks, ht. 14 in. Provenance: From the William C. Rives collection. $1,500-2,500

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52 Johan Rudolf Bonnet (1895-1978), Orang Gunung, pastel on paper, portrait of a man with a scarf tied around his shoulders, signed “Bonnet” u.r. and dated “Bali 1958” u.l., framed and glazed, sight size 26 3/4 x 17 in. Provenance: From the William C. Rives collection, purchased from Borobudr Singapore, April 28, 2007, Lot 207. $2,000-3,000 53 Gusti Ketut Suandi (b. 1932), Upacara, oil on canvas, signed “Suandi” l.r., framed, sight size 13 x 26 in. Provenance: From the William C. Rives collection, purchased from Christie’s Singapore, March 28, 1999, Lot 99. $1,500-2,000

54 Co Chu Pin (b. 1948), Hanoi Light, gouache on paper, signed and dated “Chu Pin ‘03” l.r., with two square artist’s seals, framed and glazed, sight size 20 1/2 x 30 in. Provenance: From the William C. Rives collection. $2,000-3,000


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55 Co Chu Pin (b. 1948), Hanoi Street, gouache on paper, signed and dated “Chu Pin 2000” l.r., framed and glazed, sight size 21 x 30 in. Provenance: From the William C. Rives collection. $2,000-3,000 56 Willem Gerard Hofker (1902-1981), Ni Wiriah, etching, signed “W.G. Hofker, Bali” l.r., labeled “no. 27/100, tweede staart” in the margin, framed and glazed, sight size 12 x 8 3/4 in. Provenance: From the William C. Rives collection, purchased at Borobudur, Singapore, April 28, 2007, Lot 220. $1,000-1,500

57 Willem Gerard Hofker (1902-1981), Offering, etching, signed “W.G. Hofker” l.r., framed and glazed, sight size 16 1/4 x 8 in.

58 Rudolf Bonnet (1895-1978), Gabes, pastel on paper, signed “R. Bonnet” and titled and dated “GABES 1967” l.r., framed and glazed, sight size 8 3/4 x 16 1/4 in. Provenance: From the William C. Rives collection, purchased at Sotheby’s Singapore, March 27, 1999, Lot 9. $1,500-2,500 59 Map of Siam, Malaya and Sumatra, 20th century, printed on silk on both sides, showing Siam (Thailand) extreme south, Malaya F.M.S, and central Sumatra, label on reverse reads: “produced for use in World War II by the War and Navy Office in Washington, 1942-44,” framed and glazed, sight size 36 1/2 x 22 3/4 in. Provenance: From the William C. Rives collection. $800-1,200

Provenance: From the William C. Rives collection, purchased at Borobudur, Singapore, April 28, 2007, Lot 220. $1,000-1,500

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60 Tribute to F.D.B.O. Penshaw, Chief Resident Engineer of Railway Construction, Federated Malay States Railways, on the occasion of his retirement, praising him and thanking him for his service in the Kelantan Division, and mentioning his connection with projects such as the Kelantan Bridge and Penang Hill Railway, printed and overlaid with hand-painted illustrations on paper, the illustrations signed F.A. Wijesekera, the document signed by approximately forty five individuals, framed and glazed, sight size 21 x 15 in. Provenance: From the William C. Rives collection. $1,500-2,500

61 Sancai Guanyin, China, 19th/20th century, seated in the “royal ease pose,” on a rectangular rock formation, the generous folds of the drapery cover all but the breast which is draped in a green-glazed jeweled necklace, the breast, face, and arms are unglazed, the drapery and rock formation covered in caramel, green, and yellow glazes, the top knot with a crown depicting a seated Buddha, the hair and earls are painted black with traces of pigment on the face, arms, hands, and the Buddhist crown, with wood stand, ht. 36 1/2 in. $5,000-7,000


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62 Famille Rose Vase, China, 18th century, baluster-form, rising to a narrow mouth, decorated with a kingfisher perched on a lotus branch, the lotus depicted with both a flower and leaf and surrounded by small butterflies and plants, six-character Yongzheng mark on base, ht. 5 1/2 in. Note: “Mathias Komor New York” sticker on side. $800-1,000 63 Cobalt Blue Glazed Vase, China, bulbous shape with slightly flaring straight neck, one side decorated with a floral branch lightly incised to make an anhua decoration, unglazed footring, sandy base with trace of cobalt blue, ht. 9 3/8 in. $300-500 64 Hare’s Fur Tea Bowl, China, Song dynasty style, Jian-type with a small circular foot and vertical lip, the thin lip descending into thick walls, the rim of a deep russet color with overall finely glazed hare’s fur markings, dia. 4 3/4 in. $1,000-1,500 65 Pair of Blue and White Jars, possibly Japan, bulbous form, with short neck, divided in three sections by four double-ring borders, the body painted with four five-clawed front-facing dragons in four lobed panels, the shoulder with a band of floral and foliate scrolls, and the bottom with a band of eight floral designs, unglazed foot ring, six-character Jiajing mark in a double ring on base, dia. 7 1/4, ht. 6 1/4 in. $2,000-3,000

66 Pair of Famille Verte Covered Jars, China, 19th/20th century, baluster form, decorated with a single floral arrangement within heartshaped cartouches, smaller quatrefoil and leaf-shaped cartouches depicting scholar’s objects and a landscape scene, on a greenglazed ground decorated with butterflies and peonies, double ring mark on base, overall ht. 18 in. $800-1,200

67 Pair of Blue and White Ginger Jars, China, 19th/20th century, the ovoid forms decorated with figures in a mountain village landscape, the white glaze with a fine crackle, a geometric patterned border at the shoulders, with wooden covers, one carved with a scrolling floral vine, the other with a “three friends of winter” (bamboo, pine, and plum) motif, overall ht. to 8 1/2 in. Provenance: From the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Thayer. $800-1,000 68 Blue and White Covered Jar, China, 20th century, baluster form with a short straight neck, the body decorated with a group of ladies playing go in a garden surrounded by trees and rockery, the cover decorated with clouds and a lotus bud finial, ht. 14 1/2 in. $800-1,000

69 Set of Famille Rose Figures of the Eight Daoist Immortals, China, 19th century, standing on pedestal bases, decorated with turquoise, purple, pink, red, green, and yellow glazes, each holding an attribute, ht. to 9 3/4 in. Provenance: From the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Thayer. $4,000-6,000 70 Seven Export Porcelain Figures of Boys, China, 19th/20th century, a large famille verte figure holding a vase in both hands, four smaller famille verte figures holding pots containing lotus plants, two famille rose figures holding a ball and a jar, ht. to 13 in. Provenance: From the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Thayer. $3,000-5,000

71 Pair of Rose Mandarin Boughpots and Covers, China, early 19th century, square forms with wide flared mouths, domed square covers with five circular openings and gilt leaf-form handles, the sides decorated with figures in court scenes within rectangular gilt-bordered cartouches, bordered by flowers, birds, and butterflies, ht. 9 1/2 in.

72 Two Blue and White Covered Jars, China, 19th/20th century, both baluster-form, decorated with prunus blossoms, one depicting blossoms on a branch, the other sprigs of blossom, both on a “cracked ice” patterned ground, one jar with a band of banana leaves at the neck, the other with a band of ruyi-heads, ht. to 13 1/2 in. Provenance: From the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Thayer. $1,000-1,200 73 Famille Verte Jar and Famille Rose Covered Vase, China, 19th century, a baluster-form jar decorated with hanging ornaments, scholar’s objects, and scrolling flowers, a stylized ruyi border at the shoulders, a geometric line border at the foot and neck, double ring mark on base, ht. 13; and a bottle vase with elongated neck decorated with bird and butterfly motifs and sprigs of flowers and fruit, overall ht. 15 1/2 in. Provenance: From the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Thayer. $800-1,200 74 Satsuma Covered Censer, Japan, 19th/20th century, squat round body decorated with polychrome enamels and gilt, with two rectangular cartouches containing birds seated on plum blossom branches and figures in a procession, bordered by floral and gilt patterns, Yasuda company mark on base, ht. 4 3/4 in. Provenance: From the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Thayer. $800-1,000 75 Satsuma Covered Vase, Japan, 19th/20th century, double gourd form with an applied rope tied in a bow around the center, decorated in gilt and polychrome enamels depicting arakan, scholars, and children, ht. 15 1/4 in. Provenance: From the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Thayer. $700-900

Provenance: From the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Thayer. $2,000-3,000

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76 Two Oval Rose Medallion Serving Platters, China, 19th century, one with a flat central well and a deep ridge at the cavetto, decorated with figures in court scenes in polychrome enamels and gilt, the other a meat carving platter with well and tree, resting on two feet and similarly decorated, wd. to 19 in. Provenance: From the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Thayer. $700-900 77 Large Covered Jar, China, 20th century, baluster-form, decorated with a pair of birds seated on a peony branch surrounded by flowers and leaves, with a poem on the reverse in calligraphy, ht. 16 1/2 in. Provenance: From the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Thayer. $700-900

78 Pair of Export Ceramic Parrots, China, possibly Kangxi period, perched on rockwork bases, decorated with green and yellow glazes, the feathers and eyes painted black, ht. to 7 1/2 in.

79 Pair of Ceramic Roosters, China, 20th century, decorated with yellow, cobalt, brown, and green glazes, ht. 11 in. Provenance: From the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Thayer. $400-600 80 Near Pair of Blue and White Covered Jars, China, 19th/20th century, baluster-form, both similarly decorated with four large “double happiness” characters over a scrolling sweet pea vine ground, a leiwen border at the neck and the rim of the cover, four-character Chenghua mark on base, overall ht. 17 in. $800-1,000 81 Pair of Blanc-de-Chine Libation Cups, China, 19th century, rhinoceros horn cup form, the steep sides decorated with molded pairs of dragons on one side and a deer, crane, and pine tree on the other, 2 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. $500-700

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82 Famille Rose and Underglaze Blue Bowl, China, 19th/20th century, the exterior decorated with four roundels containing chrysanthemums, lingzhi mushrooms and rockery, surrounded by stylized lotus flowers and foliage on a light blue sgraffito ground, the interior decorated with a central roundel of rockery and lingzhi mushrooms surrounded by sprays of chrysanthemums and lingzhi mushrooms, six-character Daoguang mark on base, dia. 5 3/4 in. $400-600 83 Pair of Export Famille Rose Cups and Saucers, China, 18th/19th century, the cups decorated with roundels containing landscape scenes, bordered by multiple gilt-patterned borders at the rim, the saucers similarly decorated, cup dia. 3 1/2, saucer dia. 5 5/8 in. $700-900

84 Pair of Export Famille Rose Plates, China, 18th/19th century, the interiors decorated with a stylized foliate armorial crest, each with a ribbon bearing a Latin inscription of “Hink Studiis Alimenta Meis,” and “Cuncta Cum Tempore Proficio,” the cavetto decorated with floral and fruit sprigs inside foliate cartouches over bianco sopra bianco patterns, dia. 10 1/8 in. $700-900


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85 Export Famille Rose Tea Caddy, China, 18th/19th century, rectangular with sloping shoulders and a round mouth, decorated with a floral sprig on the sides and a vine pattern on the shoulders, the lid with a molded peach finial, ht. 5 1/2 in. $300-500 86 Pair of Famille Rose Bowls, China, decorated with chrysanthemums, dahlias, and rockery on a white-glazed ground, sixcharacter Yongzheng mark inside a double ring on base, dia. 5 3/8 in. $1,500-2,000 87 Pair of Famille Rose Plates, China, 20th century, each decorated with a pair of songbirds and a flowering branch, one wisteria, one peony, both signed and sealed “Liu Yucen,” six-character seal on reverse, dia. 10 in. $4,000-6,000

88 Small Doucai Dragon Dish, China, low, upturned bell-shape, resting on a short raised foot with a double ring in underglaze blue, the interior decorated with a dragon in green and red amongst clouds and a flaming pearl in a double ring four auspicious clouds on the cavetto below a double ring, the exterior with a line of waves below a line of auspicious clouds below a double ring around rim, sixcharacter Yongzheng mark in a double ring on base, ht. 1, dia. 4 1/2 in. $1,200-1,500 89 Famille Rose Bottle Vase, China, 20th century, bulbous body with a ribbed neck and garlic-head mouth, depicting a scholar and a man carrying water in a garden, six-character Yongzheng mark on base, ht. 7 1/2 in. $500-700 90 Famille Jaune Bowl, China, 20th century, decorated with peonies in turquoise, brown, and green glazes, over a yellow-glazed ground with incised dragons in the clouds chasing a pearl, six-character Kangxi mark inside a double ring in underglaze blue on base, dia. 5 3/4 in. $500-700

91 Pair of Doucai Bowls, China, 19th/20th century, each exterior with floral sprigs and stylized scrolling vines, the interior with the same motif in a roundel, six-character Daoguang mark on base, dia. 6 in. $500-700 92 Pair of Polychrome Bowls, China, 19th/20th century, each exterior with the “Eight Buddhist Treasures” alternating with lotus flowers and linked by scrolling leaves, with a plain interior and gilt rim, six-character Daoguang mark on base, dia. 5 1/4 in. $700-900 93 Pair of Blue and White Wine Cups, China, one decorated with a pair of mandarin ducks swimming in a lotus pond, the other decorated with peonies and rockwork, a poem and seal inscribed on the reverse, six-character Kangxi mark on base, ht. 2 in. $300-500 94 Famille Rose Bowl, China, 19th century, with a slightly everted and rounded rim band and resting on a straight foot, depicting a floral spray including irises and roses with a butterfly on the exterior, unglazed footring, a double ring in underglaze blue on the recessed base, ht. 2 1/4, dia. 5 in. $1,200-1,500

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95 Blue and Famille Rose Planter, China, 20th century, rounded planter decorated with peony blossoms and butterflies against an imperial blue background, with calligraphy of a poem and four character mark “Ti He Dian Zhi,” ht. 6, dia. 6 1/2 in. $300-500

97 Pair of Dragon Wine Cups, China, 19th/20th century, each exterior decorated with two fiveclawed dragons in the clouds, chasing flaming pearls of wisdom, with a border of waves at base, six-character Guangxu mark on base in underglaze blue, ht. 2 in. $1,000-1,200

99 Export Famille Verte Teapot, China, 18th/19th century, the body decorated with a band of scholar’s objects and Buddhist elements, with a gilt patterned border below and at the mouth, the lid with a lotus-form finial, overall ht. 4 3/4 in. Provenance: From the estate of Peter K. Warren.

96 Yellow and Green Glazed Bowl, China, possibly Kangxi period, shallow lobed bowl with green dragons incised on the exterior of each lobe, and a large green dragon roundel in the interior, all on an imperial yellow ground and resting on an unglazed foot ring, dia. 5 in. Note: Partial National Antiques and Art Dealers Association of America “Exhibited Art Treasure Exhibition 1967” sticker on base. $1,220-1,500

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98 Two Pairs of Export Porcelain Cups, China, one pair with scalloped rims, each exterior decorated with a larger and a smaller shishi lion playing with a ball, six-character Daoguang mark on base; the other pair with ribbed sides on the interior and scalloped rims, decorated with branches of peaches and pomegranates, the centers with a roundel depicting a pair of birds in a tree, dia. to 4 5/8 in. Provenance: From the estate of Peter K. Warren. $300-500

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Note: Vallin Galleries sticker on base. $500-700 100 Pair of Polychrome Bowls, China, 19th century, deep rounded sides resting on a short straight foot, the exterior decorated with three sprays of orchids and lingzhi mushrooms, the interior with a single flowerhead, a lingzhi mark on the base in iron red, dia. 4 1/4 in. Provenance: From the estate of Peter K. Warren. $500-700


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101 Export Famille Rose Plate, China, 18th century, decorated with a bird-and-flower design in a double ring in iron red, below a band of four floral sprays, brown-glazed rim, plain exterior, unglazed footring with recessed base, dia. 9 in. Provenance: From the estate of Peter K. Warren. $500-700 102 Export Famille Verte Plate, China, 18th/19th century, with rounded well and slightly slanted rim, resting on a short raised foot, slightly warped, decorated with a bird-and-flower design in a double circle in underglaze blue to the well, a diaper floral design to rim between a double circle below and a circle above, a mark in a double ring on base, dia. 8 3/8 in. Provenance: From the estate of Peter K. Warren. $500-700

103 Enameled White Porcelain Stem Vase, China, Ming dynasty style, mallet-shape with angled sides, waisted neck, and compressed bowl-shape mouth, two animal-head ears on the neck, resting on a high splayed stem foot, the body painted with various mythological beasts including dragon, tiger-skin phoenix, carp, winged fish and ram, and shishi lions, in sections divided by raised rings and patterned bands of various designs, all depicted against a swirling ground in iron red, the stem foot with two floral bands and a lappet band divided by two raised rings, six-character Xuande mark on base, ht. 12 7/8, mouth rim dia. 4 1/8 in. $300-500

104 Famille Rose Gu Vase, China, structured in two parts designed to join with tongueand-groove joint, the bell-shape bottom, surmounted with a globular handle, the trumpet-shape top with six-character Jiaqing mark in iron red overglaze in a horizontal rectangular cartouche, decorated allover with lotus scrolls and the “Eight Buddhist Treasures” against a pink ground divided with variously patterned bands and gilt rings, turquoise blue-glazed interior and base, ht. 9 7/8, mouth rim dia. 5 3/4 in. $3,000-5,000

105 Famille Verte Bottle Vase, China, 19th/20th century, globular body with a long waisted neck and a bowl-shape mouth, resting on a short straight foot, the body decorated with a continuous scene with women and children boys and the neck with flower and butterfly design between two patterned bands around the shoulder and mouth, gilt rim, six-character Guangxu mark on base in iron red overglaze, ht. 8 1/8 in. $600-800 106 Famille Rose White Porcelain Vase, China, 20th century, oval with bulbous shoulder, waisted neck, and dish-shaped mouth, decorated on one side with a polychrome bird-and-flower design with a peony and two birds perched on a magnolia between two patterned bands in black enamel, the mouth and neck with a broader band of meander and hanging lantern designs, inscribed with a calligraphy on the other side, “Zhongguo Jingdezhen zhi” mark in a square cartouche on base, ht. 14 1/8 in. $500-700

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107 Enameled White Porcelain Plaque, China, Republic period, rectangular with angled corners, depicting a snowy landscape with huts and a pavilion near a lake in snow covered mountains, inscribed with a title and date, signed with two seals, unglazed margins and back, 15 1/8 x 10 1/8 in. $500-800

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108 Four Famille Rose Porcelain Plaques, China, 20th century, in the manner of Wang Shaotang (1885-1924), three depicting scenes of couples in traditional gardens, another depicting two warriors in a landscape with banners flying above them, each with one or two artist’s seals “Shaotang Zhiyin” and “Shaotang,” all framed, sight size to 21 x 6 in. $3,000-4,000 109 Enameled Porcelain Plaque, China, 20th century, depicting a seated monk dressed in a robe, with his accoutrements including a prayer’s bead necklace in his hands and a smoking pipe and books nearby, framed, plaque 14 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. $700-900

110 Set of Four Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Plaques, China, 20th century, each depicting landscapes with mountains, rivers, bridges, boats and figures, all inscribed with a poem and signed “Wu Shixian” (1845-1916) with one artist’s seal, all in wooden frames decorated with carved florals, sight size 32 x 8 in. $10,000-15,000 111 Imari Double-gourd Vase, Japan, 19th century, with a straight neck and everted mouth rim, resting on a short raised foot, decorated with two four-tier panels depicting a seated couple, landscape, flowers, and butterflies, the panels defined with lobed borders in underglaze blue over a persimmonred ground decorated with flowers in overglaze polychrome enamels, gilt details, six-character Fukagawa kiln mark reading “Hichozan Fukagawa sei” on base, ht. 12 in. $500-700 112 Satsuma Small Bottle Vase, Japan, 19th/20th century, globular body with long neck and flared mouth, resting on a short raised foot, decorated with a continuous scene with numerous flowering trees, between a band of two phoenixes around the shoulder and a band of wave design around base, the neck with a band of vertical lozenges below a hanging lappet band, “Dai Nippon Kinkozan zo” mark in gold on base, ht. 5 7/8 in. $500-700

113 Large Imari Bowl, Japan, 19th/20th century, with straight sides, resting on a raised foot, decorated with a crane in a roundel below a band of three spear-shaped leaves around both the interior and exterior, with persimmon red and gilt details against an underglaze blue ground, ht. 4 3/8, dia. 10 7/8 in. $700-900 114 Satsuma Square Covered Box, Japan, late 19th century, depicting women with children on the cover, samurai warriors outdoors on the interior of the box and cover, in square cartouches bordered with multiple patterned bands, signed “Dai Nihon Satsuma Yaki Hozan” and Shimazu family crest on the glazed recessed base, 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. $700-900 115 Satsuma Round Covered Box, Japan, late 19th century, depicting an interior scene with daimyo and courtesans on the cover, the interior of cover and box with boating scenes in round reserves bordered with patterned bands, signed “Satsuma hozan” with Shimazu family crest on recessed glazed base, dia. 3 3/8 in. $500-700

116 Bisque Figure of Budai, China, 19th/20th century, seated holding a covered jar in his right hand raised to his right ear, his bisque face, shoulder, and belly partially glazed in white, his robe depicted in white porcelain with floral and foliate scrolls in underglaze blue, inscribed in blue underglaze on the whiteglazed interior, ht. 5, wd. 6 1/2, dp. 5 1/4 in. $700-900 117 Sixty-piece Arita Dinner Service, Japan, 19th/20th century, ten bowls, dia. 4 3/4, ht. 2 5/8; ten bowl covers, dia. 5 1/8; ten small bowl-shape dishes with floral rims, dia. 4 5/8; ten bowl-shape floral dishes resting on a raised foot, dia. 5 7/8, ht. 2; ten small floral plates, dia. 8 3/8; and ten large floral plates dia. 9 3/8 in., all decorated with cranes and honeycomb designs on the interior and four auspicious symbols on the exterior, the wells with a pomegranate spray in a double ring, “fu” prosperity mark in underglaze blue on base. $2,000-3,000

118 Tamura Kinsei (b. 1887) Mouhitsu Hosoji Kutani Censer, Japan, 19th/20th century, near square, depicting birds and flowers on one side, another depicting a landscape with a fisherman crossing a bridge, all four sides with Saiji micro-calligraphy with signatures and seals, the cover with a lion-shape finial, “Kinsei” mark on base, ht. 5 3/4 in. $2,000-3,000

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119 Two Satsuma Ware Items, Japan, 19th/20th century, a covered box, decorated with a floral spray design on the interior and a band of maple leaves over the exterior, the rounded cover with a landscape above a gilt band around the rim on the exterior and a floral spray on the interior, signed “Kinkozan zo” on base, dia. 3 3/4; and a bowl depicting an old monk holding a ball in his hands, against a moriage decorated ground on the interior and sea creatures and plants above a patterned band on the exterior, mark (hidden under a sticker) on base, ht. 1 3/4, dia. 5 1/4 in. $700-900

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120 Eiraku Hozen (1795-1864), Nine “Mukozuke” Bowls, Japan, quatrefoil shape, with an overall mustard yellow glaze and a pierced ball and double gourd shape on two sides, impressed mark to base “Eiraku,” lg. 5 1/2 in. $800-1,000

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121 Tenmoku Hare’s Fur-glazed Teabowl, China, Song dynasty style, small low bowl-shape with rounded sides and an indented ring near rim, resting on a straight knife-pared foot, the glaze thickens and ends near foot, ht. 1 5/8, dia. 3 3/4 in. $400-600


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122 Near Pair of Fencai-enameled Bowls with Stand, China, 18th century or later, deep bowl with rounded bottom and flared rim, resting on a short straight foot with a double ring in underglaze blue, one enameled with a seated scholar in a double ring on the interior and a signed continuous garden scene with women and boys on the exterior; and the other with Liu Hai with a toad on the interior, a continuous garden scene with figures including an official riding on horseback, sixcharacter Yongzheng mark in a double ring on base, the round stand on five S-shaped legs decorated with openwork carvings in five sections, ht. to 3, dia. 8 3/4 in. $2,000-3,000

123 Blue and White Charger, China, with slightly flared mouth rim, resting on a short raised foot, slightly warped, both interior and exterior decorated with lotus flowers and foliate scrolls below a two-ring band around the rim, an artemisia leaf mark in a double ring in blue underglaze on recessed base, ht. 2 1/2, dia. 14 3/4 in. $2,000-3,000

124 Blue and White Stemmed Vase, China, hu-shape resting on a stemmed foot, the body decorated with scholar’s objects and auspicious symbols, between three bands of geometric motifs around the neck and a double ring band around the bottom, a double ring mark on base, ht. 8 3/4 in. $500-700 125 Longquan Celadon Bowl, China, Ming dynasty style, shallow dish-shape with conical sides and raised mouth rim, thickly potted, noticeably warped, resting on a slanted foot with recessed base, the interior with fluted cavetto, a lightly molded flower in the well, the exterior with incised rings on the undulating surface, ht. 2 3/8, dia. 10 5/8 in. $1,000-1,200 126 Longquan Celadon Dish, China, Ming dynasty style, with rounded sides and barbed mouth rim, resting on a short raised foot, unglazed base, the interior decorated with molded lotus flower in an incised ring in the well, a band of floral and foliate scrolls on cavetto, fluted exterior, the celadon glaze tinted with brown to yellow, allover crackling, ht. 1 3/8, dia. 9 1/8 in. $800-1,000

127 Longquan Celadon Bowl, China, Ming dynasty style, shallow dish-shape with raised mouth rim, resting on a slanted foot with recessed base, decorated with a molded floral design in the well, fluted cavetto, ht. 2, dia. 10 5/8 in. $1,000-1,200 128 Celadon Bowl, Korea, Goryeo dynasty, with six-lobed mouth rim, resting on a raised foot, the interior decorated with molded foliate design below an incised ring, plain exterior, slightly warped, four spur marks on the recessed base with glazed footring, two kintsugi repaired hairline cracks to rim, ht. 2 3/8, dia. 7 1/4 in. $400-600 129 Stoneware Ritual Vessel on Stem Foot, Korea, possibly 10th century, globular body with widening neck, resting on a stem foot with seven rectangular perforations, decorated with raised rings around the shoulder, neck, and near the mouth, natural ash glaze, ht. 7 in. $300-500

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130 Bizen Sake Bottle, Japan, 18th/19th century, bulbous shape with a tall narrow neck with three concentric circles mid-body, the ash glaze forming typical “sesame seedâ€? golden splashes, an impressed fan shape at the base, ht. 12 3/4 in. $500-700 131 FlambĂŠ-glazed Bottle Vase, China, 19th/20th century, pear-shape with waisted neck and flared rim, resting on a short stem foot, recessed bisque base in charcoal, ht. 11 5/8 in. $400-600 132 Apple Green Crackle-glazed Bottle Vase, China, early 20th century, globular with a long straight neck and a brown-glazed flat rim, resting on an unglazed footring, recessed base, the white-glazed interior and base with gray and yellow crackle respectively, ht. 11 3/8 in. $400-600

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133 Celadon Dust-glazed Vase, China, 19th/20th century, baluster-shape, with long receding neck and everted rolled rim, resting on a short stemmed foot, two chilong-inspired geometric handles to neck, plain design with a raised band encircling the belly, white glazed interior and base, six-character Qianlong mark on recessed base, ht. 8 5/8 in. $400-600

136 Large Sometsuke Charger, Japan, 20th century, the interior decorated with peonies, chrysanthemums, and plums with a bird and a butterfly, depicted in line and lightly colored, the exterior with three orchid-andchrysanthemum designs depicted mostly in brush strokes, a ring around rim, numerous spur marks on recessed base, secured in a metal hanger, dia. to 24 7/8 in. $800-1,000

134 Pottery Figure of a Warrior, China, Ming dynasty style, seated on a rock with one leg raised, his unglazed left hand touching his beard, painted in turquoise, aubergine and ochre with his face, left hand, and some of the bottom unglazed, a hole to unglazed base, ht. 7 1/2 in. $500-700

137 Pair of Export Plates, Japan, 19th/20th century, the center depicting a court lady attending to two children, a band of gilt stylized flowers circling the center, the deep border with four cartouche depicting flowers, birds and butterflies, the verso border depicting auspicious symbols in underglaze blue, dia. 14 3/8 in. $700-900

135 Four Pottery Green-glazed Figures, China, Tang dynasty style, each standing on a square two-tiered podium, dressed in an official robe glazed in green, two with their right arms raised to their bellies and two to their faces, all faces, feet, and podium unglazed, ht. to 8 in. $400-700

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137A Yellow-glazed Stem Bowl, China, 19th/20th century, decorated with two dragons chasing flaming pearls above a band of wave design in underglaze green, four-character Guangxu mark in the well, unglazed footring, ht. 4, dia. 6 in. $800-1,000


138 Pair of Export Blue and White Porcelain Lanterns, China, 19th century or later, in two parts, with a six-sided oval shade surmounted with a crown-shaped mouth and a six-sided three-tiered pedestal-shape candle holder, the shade decorated with flowers, figures, and landscapes on six circular reserves on six reticulated rectangular panels, four bands of reticulated floral designs encircling the mouth, shoulder, bottom, and the mid-tier of the pedestal, all against a floral ground in underglaze blue, both slightly different with decoration motifs, overall ht. 15 1/2 in. $600-800

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139 Celadon Yen Yen Vase, China, Ming dynasty style, with meiping-shape body, long neck, and trumpet mouth, resting on a thick unglazed footring, the body decorated with molded flowers between a ruyi cloud band around the rounded shoulder and a broad ribbed band around the waisted bottom, the neck with similar design between series of incised ring bands, the glaze with allover crackling and uneven with brown undertone to some area, from neck up slightly slanted, ht. 17 3/4, mouth rim dia. 8 1/8 in. $800-1,000 140 Powder Blue-glazed Vase, China, 20th century, baluster-shape with a waisted neck and flared rim, resting on a splayed stem foot, painted in polychrome enamels with two landscapes with legendary female figures in two barbed diamond-shape panels, decorated with three gilt patterned bands around rim, neck, and foot, six-character Qianlong mark on base, ht. 20 3/4 in. $800-1,000 141 Blue and White Guan Jar, China, possibly Transitional Period, compressed globular shape with a short waisted neck and rounded rim, with blurred decorations, the body decorated with a broad band of floral design between a band of ruyi and flower design around the shoulder and a band of lappets around the bottom, a band of auspicious cloud band around the neck, unglazed base, ht. 11 3/4, rim dia. 6 7/8 in. $500-800

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142 Large Painted Cizhou Ware Vase, China, Song dynasty style, elongated oval shape with four leaf-shape loopholes around the shoulder and a straight neck with a rounded rim, the body decorated in four sections divided by brushed lines with the main section depicting four monks seated against a painted ground with foliate scrolls and dots between a two floral bands above and below, a lappet band encircling the bottom, a palmette scroll around the neck, ht. 21 in. $1,000-1,200

143 Pair of Famille Rose Garden Seats, China, 19th century, six-sided forms decorated with an openwork coin design in a pink meander band on top and two double coin designs on two sides, painted allover with various floral sprays, fruit, and butterflies below a yellow ruyi border encircling the top, eight pink nipples to upper and lower body on each side, gilt details, ht. 18 1/2, top dia. 12 in. Provenance: From the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Thayer. $2,000-3,000

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144 Pair of Famille Rose Vases, China, 18th century, baluster-shape with long waisted neck and flared rim, decorated with two carved gilt double-lion flanges to neck, two carved gilt double-chilongs to shoulder, painted with various scenes with figures in variously shaped panels including two main banquet scenes in two rectangular panels, against a floral background filled with auspicious symbols, the mouth rim with a floral diaper band, gilt details, ht. 24 7/8 in.

146 Large Famille Rose Double Vase, China, double diamond-shape with bulbous shoulder, straight neck, and narrowing-down sides, decorated with two interior and two exterior scenes in four rectangular panels against a pink ground with floral and foliate scrolls, turquoise blue-glazed mouth rim and base with two four-character Qianlong marks, ht. 15 3/4 in. $800-1,200

Provenance: From the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Thayer. $2,000-3,000

147 Bamboo Birdcage with Seven Porcelain Miniature Jars, China, domed mosque-shape cage with round base, resting on three ribbed triangular feet, two roosts with one round and one ribbed bar, each of the jars (two enameled and five blue and white porcelain) attached to a small bamboo block notched to move along bamboo strings, some carved details newly added including a crab, every carved detail made of wood, the metal hanging hook replacing the original bamboo hook (broken, retained inside the cage), ht. 17, dia. 10 in. $800-1,000

145 White-glazed Vase on Metalwork Stand, China, bulbous-shape with a long neck, decorated with embossed floral and foliate scrolls between two bands of ruyi clouds around the shoulder and of lotus lappets around the bottom, the neck decorated with an embossed double banana leaf lappet above a meander band around the shoulder, a ruyi cloud band around the mouth rim, resting on a gilt metalwork stand, ht. 17 1/2 in. Provenance: From the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Thayer. $3,000-5,000

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148 Longquan Celadon Lidded Guan Jar, China, Southern Song style and glaze, compressed globular body with incurving bottom and a slightly slanted neck, resting on a footring with recessed and rounded base, the body decorated with a molded scroll design between two bands of curved lines and double lotus leaves, the cover slightly domed toward the center decorated with molded round knob and incised floral design, with fabric pouches for jar and cover, double boxed, ht. 7, dia. to 8 in. Note: With a letter written in Japanese describing the jar, sealed “Ryusendo” (of Mayuyama), in an envelope titled “Southern Song Longquan Wine Jar.” $1,500-2,000 149 Blue and White Bottle Vase, China, bulbousshape with a long waisted neck, resting on a short straight foot, decorated with lotus scrolls on body and neck, a broad blue band with checkered design around shoulder between two raised rings, a hanging lotus band to foot and a checkered band around rim, sixcharacter Qianlong mark on base, ht. 12 3/8 in. $2,000-3,000


150 Ge-ware Bottle Vase, China, Song dynasty style, bulbous compressed body with elongated straight neck, resting on a short unglazed foot, decorated with a gray-beige glaze and a matrix of light and dark crackle, ht. 6 1/8 in. $1,500-2,000 151 Pair of Black-glazed Bottle Vases, China, Song dynasty style, each with compressed bulbous body with an elongated straight neck and rolled everted rim, resting on straight unglazed foot, decorated with a mottled brown and black glaze, ht. 6 3/4 in. $300-500 152 Pale Celadon Jar, China, round and slightly tapered towards the foot, with an unglazed foot ring and a short straight mouth rim, decorated with an incised motif of two dragons within a rectangular cartouche on either side, a band of lotus lappets at the base and a band of ruyi-head clouds at the shoulder, ht. 4 3/4 in. $300-500

153 Green-glazed Bottle Vase, China, 17th/18th century, squat bulbous body on a short flared foot, gently sloping shoulders rising to a slightly flared elongated neck, the glaze with an allover fine crackle, metal mouth rim, ht. 8 1/2 in. $5,000-7,000

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154 Green-glazed Jar, China, 17th/18th century, slightly tapered cylindrical form with a wide, round mouth, with a finely crackled leaf green glaze, divided into four sections by an impressed line, with a double impressed line circling the base and mouth, ht. 4 3/4 in. $800-1,000

155 Near Pair of Celadon Covered Jars, China, both with tapering ovoid body, rounded shoulders, and short straight neck, two crescent-form handles in relief at the sides, and shallow domed covers, six-character Qianlong mark on bases, ht. 8 1/2, 8 1/4 in. Provenance: From the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Thayer. Note: Similar sold at Christie’s London, November 8, 2011, Lot 323, and Sotheby’s Hong Kong, April 4, 2012, Lot 14. $2,000-3,000

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156 Celadon-glazed Brush Washer, China, Song dynasty style, compressed globular body with a slightly everted rim, decorated with a finely crackled glaze ending with a brown glazed rim and unglazed foot ring, dia. 10 in. $700-900 157 Monochrome Covered Jar, China, 19th/20th century, the jar and cover decorated in low relief scrolling lotus and tendrils in a bright green glaze, ht. 7 3/4 in. $700-900

158 Famille Rose Reticulated Vase, China, 20th century, baluster-form, with a raised ring at the shoulders and a wide flared mouth, decorated with a river and mountain landscape scene within a cartouche on either side, separated by pale blue glazed openwork panels at the sides, a banana leaf motif at the neck and foot, four-character Qianlong mark on base, ht. 9 1/4 in. $500-700

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159 Large Rose Mandarin Punch Bowl, China, early 19th century, the interior and exterior decorated in polychrome enamels and gilt with alternating panels of figures in court scenes and vignettes of flower vases and scholarly objects, a band of flowers and butterflies at the rim, all bordered by gilt borders and scrollwork, ht. 8 1/2, dia. 22 1/2 in. Provenance: From the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Thayer. $4,000-6,000

160 Tall Blanc-de-Chine Vase, China, 18th/19th century, tapering slightly towards the base, with two molded lion-mask handles at the shoulders, the waisted neck beginning with a raised band and rising to an everted mouth rim, ht. 14 1/4 in. $1,500-2,000

161 Ge-ware Vase, China, 18th/19th century, baluster-form body and elongated neck with four raised ridges, ending in a compressed garlic-head mouth, decorated with a graygreen glaze with dark gray crackle suffused with a finer light brown crackle, on a short unglazed foot ring, on a carved wood stand, overall ht. 17 3/4, vase ht. 15 1/4 in. $1,500-2,000

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162 Large Painted Neolithic Jar and Two Neolithic Jarlets, China, Banshan Culture, Gansu, 3rd century BC, the sloping shoulders painted in red and black spirals enclosing serrated edges, with a wave band below, the short everted mouth with a net pattern, the interior of the rim with a band of dogtoothed swags, ht. 10 1/2; two jarlets decorated with red and black net patterns in diamond-shaped bands, dia. to 6 1/8 in. $1,200-1,500

163 Large Turquoise-glazed Molded Vase, China, 20th century, six-lobe oval body with long waisted neck and flared mouth, resting on a straight foot, the body with six landscapes in shaped panels against a floral ground between two bands of ruyi cloud around the shoulder and flower design around the bottom, a hanging ruyi band around rim, lotus lappet band around neck, two meander bands around neck and foot, six-character Qianlong mark molded on base, ht. 24 in. $800-1,000


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164 Near Pair of Sancai-glazed Figure Lamps, China, Ming dynasty style, each figure depicted sitting on one leg with the other raised, his two hands raised to hold a turban over his head, mounted on a rectangular woodwork table, the bronze lamppost with two light sockets, fixed above a double lotus woodwork finial on top of the figure, ht. 31 1/4 in. $1,000-2,000

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165 Two Famille Rose Porcelain Vase Lamps, China, 20th century, a ginger jar with cover, decorated with the “Eight Buddhist Treasures” and floral and foliate designs between a ruyi cloud band around the shoulder and a lotus lappet band around bottom, bronze lamppost with two light sockets; and a baluster-shape jar with two openwork chilong-style ears on the waisted neck, decorated with the “Eight Buddhist Treasures” and floral and foliate scroll designs, the bronze lamppost covering the vase below, with two light sockets, ht. to 34 1/2 in. Provenance: From the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Thayer. $800-1,000

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166 Pair of Small Cloisonné Vases, Japan, late 19th century, baluster-shape, with a delicate cluster of flowers of the four seasons rising from the foot, ht. 4 7/8 in. $700-900

167 Cloisonné Vase, Japan, 19th century, baluster-shape, with a flattened shoulder and dish-shaped mouth, resting on a waisted foot, depicting blooming wisteria with its twining branches and leaves below a wreath applied around the neck, signed “Kinunken zo (Inaba Nanaho)” on a square silver plate on base, ht. 3 3/8 in. $800-1,000 168 Cloisonné Vase, Japan, 19th/20th century, elongated bulbous shape with silver rim and foot, depicting a continuous scene with various flowers below a kaleidoscope of butterflies against a black ground, the short waisted neck encircled with a lappet band, marked “Hosaka” on base, ht. 9 1/2 in. $700-900 169 Cloisonné Vase with a Dragon, Japan, 20th century, bottle-shape, with a long slender neck and a flared mouth, on a slightly splayed foot, decorated with a swirling dragon over a black ground, inscribed “Cho Miura sei” on base, ht. 5 7/8 in. $700-900

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170 Cloisonné Bowl, China, 19th century, compressed circular form with short straight mouth rim and foot, decorated with four sets of floral palmette designs inlaid over a black ground filled with inlaid swirls, a flowerhead on the well, the blue base inlaid with cloud scrolls, dia. 7 7/8, ht. 2 5/8 in. $800-1,200 171 Cloisonné Elephant, China, 19th/20th century, standing with its trunk straight forward, decorated with stylized ruyi scrolls in blue, red, and yellow on a sky blue ground, some details in gilt, ht. 3 3/4, wd. 7 1/8 in. $300-500

172 Cloisonné Qilin-shape Covered Vessel, China, 19th/20th century, the qilin crouching on its feet, with a removable cover supporting a ribboned square box on top, decorated with dragon and phoenix designs in blue, red, yellow, pink, and green against a sky blue ground, incised and gilt details, a hole to all four feet, ht. 3 3/8, wd. 6 1/8 in. $300-500

173 Cloisonné Duck-shaped Ewer, China, 19th/20th century, its beak as the spout, decorated with archaic-style scrolls, masks, creatures, and patterns, gilt details, the gilt bar handle decorated with carved birds, the cover with a metalwork knob, with a conforming wood stand, duck ht. 7 1/8, wd. 8 1/4 in. $800-1,000

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174 Small Six-sided Cloisonné Bird Feeder, China, 19th/20th century, with tapering sides, resting on six bracket feet, decorated with a lotus scroll design on each side, the flanged flat rim with a band of floral scrolls, ht. 1 5/8 in. $700-900 175 Two Miniature Cloisonné Vases, Japan, 19th/20th century, one decorated with a dragon in a pink floral panel and a phoenix in a light blue floral panel against a gold-speckled ground with floral design; the other decorated with two dragons alternating with two phoenixes in two gold-speckled panels and red panels, respectively, both with same mark incised on the base, ht. 3 5/8 in. $700-900 176 Cloisonné Box with Jade Insert, China, 20th century, the exterior of the cover depicting lions and balls on a scrolling cloud ground, the jadeite finial with a dragon carved in high relief with a lappet border, the bottom of the box depicting scrolling balls with ribbons on a cloud ground, the interior of the cover and the bottom of the box depicting the “Eight Buddhist Treasures” and lotus on a ground of scrolling tendrils, dia. 9 in. $500-700


177 Large Cloisonné Vase, China, Ming dynasty style, baluster-shape with long neck and flared mouth and foot, decorated with two phoenixes against a blue ground with lotus scroll designs, bands of various patterns around the foot, shoulder, and beneath the mouth rim, ht. 31 in. Provenance: From a private New England collection, purchased from a West Egg, New York, estate in the 1950s. $3,000-5,000 178 Cloisonné and Wood Screen, Japan, 19th/20th century, depicting a round cloisonné plaque on the front and back of screen, one plaque decorated with a flame drum with two dragons and a tomoe, and two half roundels, one with a tiger and the other with a phoenix, all surrounded by a maple tree, the other plaque decorated with flowers of the four seasons, both plaques mounted in a wooden screen decorated with gilt lacquer cranes and lotus blossoms, 45 x 43 in. $800-1,000 179 Cloisonné Covered Censer, China, 20th century, compressed globular shape, short straight neck, flanged gilt bronze rim with two twisted-string handles, the body decorated with Ming-style lotus flowers and scrolls against a light blue ground, the bronze cover, domed and decorated with gilt openwork dragon and cloud design and a precious jewel-shape knob with auspicious clouds in openwork, ht. 7 1/4, mouth rim dia. 4 3/4 in. $1,000-1,200 180 Rectangular Silver Box with Hinged Cover, China, early 20th century, the cover decorated with a repoussé and chased dragon and engraved with a three-letter monogram “CRH” in the center, the four sides with two dragons depicted on two sides each, stamped “PK” and with an illegible Chinese mark on the plain base, 3 1/8 x 9 1/2 x 5 in. $1,500-1,800 181 Japanese Silver Flask, Japan, Meiji Period, a silver flask cast and chased with dragons and scrolling clouds, with an attached screw cap, Konoike mark and Jungin seal (pure silver) on base, 4 x 4 x 1 1/2 in. $800-1,000

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187 Small Gilt-bronze Treasure Box, Japan, 19th/20th century, rectangular, with two drawers, resting on four bracket feet, a ruyi-shape handle on top, a floral bud-shape knob on each drawer, decorated with birdand-flower designs rendered in incised lines and painted silver, against a punched ring patterned ground, “Kobayashi sei” mark incised on a gilt oval cartouche on base, 2 1/2 x 2 1/8 x 2 7/8 in. $700-900 188 Bronze Vase, China, Ming dynasty (13691644), of bottle shape with twin arched dragon handles each with an attached oblong ring, depicting a kuei dragon band at the narrow neck and a band of roiling waves at the base, ht. 8 5/8 in. $800-1,000 189 Large Bronze Censer with Chilong Handles, China, Ming dynasty style, compressed globular with a short waisted neck and a flat mouth rim with straight sides, resting on three plain animal feet, the handle with chased details, a raised ring on base with a carved dragon inside encircling a six-character Xuande mark in a square cartouche, two drilled holes, with a round wood stand, ht. 9 1/2, mouth rim dia. 9 7/8 in. $300-500

182 Gilt-silver Ruyi Scepter, China, the face decorated with the “Eight Buddhist Treasures,” bats, and shou characters, a trellis band around the sides, the reverse chased with bats, auspicious cloud scrolls, shou characters, and six-character Qianlong mark, attached with a knotted string, ht. 16 1/2 in. $5,000-7,000 183 Pair of Mongolian-style Silver Ewers, China, 19th/20th century, flattened gourd-shape flask with rectangular mouth and foot, each decorated in repoussé with various floral and foliate scrolls and bird-and-flower designs and inlaid with two openwork hardstone plaques and semiprecious stone and glass fragments, the four-sided rectangular cover chained to the handle, topped with a carving of a hardstone bird, ht. 11 1/4 in. $800-1,000

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184 Silvered Bronze “Lion & Grape” Mirror, China, Tang dynasty, circular, decorated in relief with four reclining lions around a crouching lion loop knob in the center, the ground with a raised ring covered with intermingled grapevines and birds, encircled with a patterned band around rim, plain reverse with encrusted patina, dia. 4 1/4 in. $800-1,000 185 Kingfisher Feather and Silver Hair Ornament, China, of lotus flower and scrolling leaf design with a crane, in two layers, the cut feathers pasted on a stiffened support outlined with slivers of silver, some details painted in malachite green, lapis lazuli, and coral (some flaking off), lg. 6 1/2 in. $600-800 186 Bronze Qianlong Imperial Seal, China, square with a column handle, inscribed on the three sides of the stamp, reading: “made by the Board of Rites in February, the 15th of Qianlong reign [March or April of 1751], reg. no. 3248” the top inscribed in Manchurian, the stamp face with characters in six lines, ht. 3 5/8, stamp wd. 2 1/4 in. $800-1,000

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190 Bronze Tripod Censer and Stand, China, 19th century, bombé-form with stylized chilong handles, the tripod stand in the shape of a lotus leaf with three fittings for censer feet, two-character mark to base, overall ht. 3 3/4, censer ht. 2 3/4, wd. 6 3/4 in. $500-700 191 Covered Bronze Censer, China, square with flaring sides on four bracket feet, two slightly curved rectangular handles to two sides, the domed cover divided in four sections, each with an openwork chilong scroll design, with a bone knob, four-character mark reading “zheng yi shu wu” on base, ht. 6 1/4 in. $1,000-1,200 192 Bronze Tripod Censer, China, Ming dynasty style, the globular body of the censer carved with pairs of Buddhist lions, floral and geometric motifs with twin handles and supported on three legs, Xuande mark on base, ht. 3, dia. 6 1/2 in. Provenance: From the collection of a New England family who lived in China from 1899 to the 1960s. $500-700


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193 Bronze Hand Warmer (Shou Lu) with Cover, China, rounded rectangular form with a swing handle attached on side supports, resting on a short foot, the pierced cover with geometric and floral motifs in a crosshatch grid, “Zhang Mingqi qi” mark on base, ht. 2 3/8, wd. 3 3/4 in. $800-1,000

194 Bronze Hand Warmer with Handle, Japan, 19th century, lobed rectangular form with a banded handle, the body made of five separately cast and joined parts, the sides decorated with five molded Japanese family crests against a checker design and the cover reticulated with a stylized phoenix design, a square four-character Xuande mark on base, ht. 3 7/8, wd. 6 in. $700-900

195 Carved Spinach Green Jade Table Screen, China, 19th/20th century, depicting three scholars seated in a mountain pavilion situated on top of a rocky promontory surrounded by “The Three Friends of Winter,” plum, bamboo, and pine, spinach green stone with black flecks and inclusions, mounted in a openwork carved wood stand depicting scrolling tendrils and stylized flowers with the bottom spandrel depicting the character for longevity shou, overall ht. 37 1/4 x 23 in. $15,000-20,000

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196 Carved White Stone Table Screen, China, horizontally long rectangular plaque decorated in relief with a dragon and a phoenix against a reticulated ground in a raised lobed rectangular reserve, almost opaque white stone with some inclusions, the table decorated with openwork foliate scrolls, stone plaque 6 3/4 x 11 1/2; table, 12 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 6 1/4 in. $800-1,200 197 Table Screen with Turquoise Plaque, China, 20th century, the rectangular plaque depicting two horses by a river, inscribed with a poem, ht. with stand 7 1/2 in. $600-800

198 Porcelain Table Screen, China, 19th/20th century, a round plaque depicting a qilin standing on a rock rising from crashing waves, with blossoms floating on the waves, framed by a square rosewood screen carved with pomegranate and peach branches, the base and supports carved with a grapevine motif, plaque dia. 10, screen ht. 25, wd. 20 1/2 in. $400-600

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199 Wood Openwork Ruyi Scepter, China, carved as a gnarled pine tree with fissured bark, climbing vines, and pine needles, some details in openwork, with a conforming box, ht. 14 1/4, head dia. to 2 5/8 in. $50,000-70,000

203 Bamboo Holder, China, decorated in relief with a continuous landscape with rocks, trees, water with a bridge, and figures, signed, ht. 6 1/2 in. $300-500

200 Bamboo Brush Pot, China, decorated in relief with a continuous Daoist landscape with rocks, bamboo, pine trees, and immortals, signed “Zhu Jun zhi” on body, ht. 5 5/8, mouth rim dia. 4 3/8 in. $400-600

204 Wooden Brush Rest, China, 19th/20th century, possibly zitan, depicting a craggy mountain with five peaks, lg. 5 5/8 in. $800-1,000

201 Huanghuali Bitong Brush Pot, China, 19th century, cylindrical with a slight curve, the finegrained wood with a warm, honey color, large original plug to bottom, ht. 6 1/4 in. $2,000-3,000

202 Huanghuali Bitong Brush Pot, China, 19th century, cylindrical, imitating a section of bamboo with four double-lined bands from the rim to the foot, the wood a dark, reddish-brown with a fine grain, original plug to bottom, ht. 5 1/2 in. $800-1,000

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205 Portable Wood Seal Paste Case, China, near square with rounded corners, the case decorated with a meander band in inlaid silver around the rim, the cover decorated with archaic-style chilong and ruyi cloud scroll design in silver line inlay, drilled for a hinge (now missing), 3 3/8 x 3 1/8 in. $7,000-9,000 206 Four Coconut Shell Wine Cups, China, 18th/19th century, carved with birds, plum blossoms, pine trees, and scholar’s rocks, lined with silvered copper, a double ring carved into the recessed base, ht. 1 3/4, dia. 2 3/4 in. $200-300


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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

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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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221 Wang Yinchun (1897-1977) Yixing Covered Teapot, China, 20th century, compressed round form with straight sides, C-shape handle, and short protruding spout, resting on a short, raised foot, medium-thick walls of purplish-brown clay, the slightly domed cover with a band loop above a steam hole, signed “Wang Yinchun” on base and “Yinchun” on the cover interior, ht. 3 1/2, wd. 8 1/8 in. $1,500-2,000

220 Gu Jingzhou (1915-1996) Blue Yixing Covered Teapot, China, 20th century, globular, with a short spout and two knobs to hold two metal handles, Shushan Yixing mark on base, the cover with a knob with a steam hole, signed “Gu Jingzhou” on the interior, with a box, ht. 4 1/4 in. $500-700

222 Yixing Planter, China, 20th century, rectangular, with bell-curve sides and flat mouth rim, resting on four bracket-shape feet, thickly walled, light gray brown with darker markings and clay impurities, two holes in the well, 2 7/8 x 8 1/2 x 5 5/8 in. $400-600

223 Six Yixing Covered Teapots, China, one, globular decorated with fish and calligraphy; one, globular with S-shape handle, bell-shape cover; one, pear-shape with branch-like handle and stem-like knob on the cover; one, pumpkin-shape with angled handle and spout, stem-like knob; one, square with bell-shape sides, angled handle and spout, the flat cover with four-sided knob with two openings; and one, cylindrical painted with cranes and calligraphy, two steam holes to the C-shape handle, all marked on base, some also marked on the cover interior except the pear-shape, ht. 4 1/2, wd. to 6 3/4 in. $700-900

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224 Yixing Covered Teapot, China, rectangular with rounded sides and D-shape handle, medium-thick walls of purplish-brown clay, decorated with incised bamboo on one side and calligraphy in oracle script on the other, the flat cover with a hat-shape knob with three steam holes, marked “Wang Mengjun” on base, ht. 5 3/4, wd. 7 in. $300-500

225 Yixing Covered Teapot, China, compressed round form with everted mouth rim, C-shape handle, and short protruding spout, mediumthick walls of purplish-brown clay, the slightly domed cover with a compressed round knob with a steam hole, marked “Gu Jingzhou” on base and the cover interior, ht. 3, wd. 6 3/8 in. $300-500

226 Yixing Covered Teapot, China, compressed globular tripod with flattened bottom, dark brown clay, bamboo-inspired design with the upper body divided into four sections with four carved bamboo nodes, one section with a carved bamboo branch with leaves, bamboo stalk-inspired C-shape handle, short spout, and ring knob, marked “Jing Xiwang zhi” on base, ht. 2 7/8, wd. 5 7/8 in. $300-500

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227 Yixing Covered Teapot, China, rounded square form in dark brown clay, bambooinspired carved designs with the C-shape handle in the shape of a bamboo branch with leaves and the spout in the shape of a bamboo shoot with leaves, slightly domed square cover, with its knob in the shape of a twisted bamboo stalk with leaves, marked “Jing Xiwang zhi” on base, ht. 2 7/8, wd. 5 7/8 in. $300-500

228 Yixing Covered Teapot, China, compressed angled globular shape, the upper body concave with a short spout at the top, resting on a raised foot, C-shape handle, thin walls of ochre brown clay with speckles, the cover in the shape of a mushroom, with an elongated c-shape knob and a steam hole on top, marked “Fan Nanxing” on base and a mark on the cover interior, ht. 3 1/2, wd. 5 in. $300-500

229 Small Yixing Teapot, China, 20th century, compressed round form with recessed base, C-shape handle, and long slender spout (chipped), the domed cover with a jewel knob with steam hole, thinly walled, red brown clay, “Hengyuan tang cang” mark incised on base, ht. 2 1/8, wd. 4 5/8 in. $200-400

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230 Yixing Dish with Nine Nuts and Seeds, China, the flat dish with an inverted rim, on a short raised foot, mark on base; the nine nuts and seeds in the shape of walnut, chestnut, peanut, pumpkin, and sunflower seeds, almond, water caltrop, etc., dish dia. 5 1/2, nuts and seeds lg. to 2 7/8 in. $300-500

231 Pair of Parcel-gilt Bronze Phoenixes, Japan, Muroe Kichibe (1841-1903), each depicted standing on a four-legged turtle with a long tail, elaborately carved with gilt and chased details, a fifteen-character mark engraved on the base reading “Dai Nihon Etchu-ju [present Toyoma-ken] Eihodo Muroe Kichibe jo,” ht. to 34 1/2 in. Note: For a similar example, see Linbou Kiryu Okimono, in the collection of Takaokashi Bijitsukan (Takaoka City Art Museum). $8,000-10,000

232 Bamboo Box with Inro and Netsuke, Japan, 19th century, the rectangular finely woven box with hand-wrought metal hinges and handles, with woven bamboo inro and wood netsuke depicting a lotus pod with moveable stamens and a wasp carved in low relief, netsuke signed in black lacquer, box size to 6 1/4 x 4 1/4 x 2 3/4 in. $1,200-1,800


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237 Ebony Netsuke Carving of a Lion, Japan, 19th century, seated on its right hind leg, its left leg raised to its ear, finely carved and incised details, inlaid eyes and pupils, signed on base, ht. 1 1/4, wd. 1 7/8 in. $2,000-3,000 238 Wood Netsuke Carving of a Slit Temple Drum, Japan, 19th century, with a handle in the shape of two facing lion heads, finely carved and incised details, inlaid eyes, decorated with a raised swastika symbol on both sides, an inlaid spot on one side with a red inscription (now illegible), ht. 1 5/8, wd. 1 5/8 in. $900-1,200

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233 Wood Netsuke Carving of a Boy, Japan, 19th century, beating a shimedaiko drum and wearing a lion mask, his face visible inside the lion’s mouth, signed “Shuraku” on base, ht. 1 3/8, wd. 1 1/2 in. $3,000-4,000 234 Wood Netsuke Carving of a Lion, Japan, 19th century, squatting with his mouth open and tail coiled upward, the cord hole clad in green, ht. 1, wd. 1 3/8 in. $900-1,200

235 Boxwood Netsuke Carving of Three Lions, Japan, 19th century, fighting with one another intertwined in a rough circle, one biting another’s limb while the other biting the one’s neck, finely carved and incised details, inlaid eyes and pupils, signed “Masamitsu” in a rectangular cartouche, ht. 1 1/4, wd. 1 3/8 in. $4,000-6,000

236 Wood Netsuke Carving of a Lion, Japan, 19th century, lying on its back on a peony branch with leaves, its legs in the air to play with an openwork ball in its mouth, finely carved and incised details, signed “Minkoku” on a peony leaf, ht. 1 1/8, wd. 1 7/8 in. $1,000-2,000

239 Four-case Inro with Ojime and Netsuke, Japan, 19th century, the continuous scene of a frog, flowers, and grasses rendered in hiramaki-e and takamaki-e against a snakeskin veneered ground, brown agate ojime, wood netsuke in the shape of a seated lion with a temple drum under its forelegs, inro ht. 3 1/4, wd. 2 1/8, netsuke ht. 1 3/8, ojime dia. 5/8 in. $900-1,200 240 Four-case Gold Lacquer Inro, Japan, 19th century, decorated with a night scene with a reclining woman under a tree, rendered in hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, and kiri-gane, some details lacquered in red and black and inlaid, nashiji risers, carnelian ojime, signed “Koma Kyuhaku saku” incised on base, 3 5/8 x 2 1/2 in. $2,000-3,000

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241 Five-case Gold and Black Lacquer Inro, Japan, 19th century, decorated with two birds perched on a bonsai pine tree, rendered in hiramaki-e and kiri-gane against a partly nashiji ground, a bird accentuated in red lacquer, carved wood ojime decorated with bone inlays, signed “Fukukawa saku” with a seal on base, 3 5/8 x 1 3/4 in. $1,200-1,800

242 Four-case Gold Lacquer Inro, Japan, 19th century, decorated with an interior scene with a seated daimyo on one side a female divinity standing on clouds with a bow and arrows in her arms, rendered in takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, and kiri-gane, the faces in Shibayama-style inlay, some details in red lacquer, amber composite ojime, signed “Eiichi (?) saku” on base, 3 3/4 x 2 3/8 in. $1,200-1,800

243 Three Sets of Kushi Combs and Kogai Hairpins, Japan, 19th/20th century, two in black lacquer, decorated with floral designs in hiramaki-e, shell inlays, and red lacquer; and one with floral and foliate designs rendered in hiramaki-e and mother-of-pearl inlays against a dark green ground, all signed, lg. to 6 1/4 in. $500-700

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244 Two Sets of Kushi Combs and Kogai Hairpins, Japan, 19th/20th century, one red lacquered comb decorated with chrysanthemum and flower design against red lacquered ground, the matching pin made of horn with two hiramaki-e decorated ends, signed “Tatsushin” on comb; and the other comb and matching hairpin, made of horn, decorated with gilt-metal floral design in Shibayama style, signed “Riichi” on comb, comb wd. to 4 3/8, hairpin lg. to 7 1/4 in. $500-700

245 Six Small Kushi Combs, Japan, 19th/20th century, three horn: with one decorated with a peony spray, one with millefleur design, and one with various geometric and natural motifs; two gilt: one decorated flowers and one with floral roundels in hiramaki-e; and a lacquered comb with boats on water in kiri-gane and hiramaki-e against a gold-powered ground, all signed, wd. to 3 7/8 in. $500-700

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250 Lacquer Cosmetic Set, Japan, late 19th century, comprised of a covered bowl, a wash basin, a folding tray, and two brushes, each exterior with the Tokugawa family crest surrounded by scattered crests in hexagonal cartouches on a black lacquer ground, the interior with a togidashi maki-e ground, dia. to 15, tray 9 5/8 x 6 5/8 in. $1,000-1,800

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251 Pair of Shell Game Boxes, Kaioke, Japan, 18th century, each octagonal box is set within an octagonal tray, each box depicting scenes from the “Tale of Genji” and Tokugawa and other family crests which are scattered about with each crest depicted on the eight sections of the tray, the overall nashiji ground with various lacquer techniques and silver and gold cut particles, the box and tray supported on eight legs two with holes, ht. 18 1/2, dia. 14 1/4 in. $2,000-3,000 252 Negoro Lacquer Bowl, Japan, 20th century, in the shape of a chrysanthemum in red lacquer, box marked “Yamada Heiando,” dia. 10 3/8 in. $1,000-1,500

246 Three Horn Kushi Combs, Japan, 20th century, one decorated allover with blooming flowers, unsigned; one with two birds over a trellis ground, signed “Shusei”; and one with floral and foliate motifs and a trellis ground, signed, all rendered in hiramaki-e and kiri-gane with some mother-of-pearl inlay details, wd. to 4 1/4 in. $300-500 247 Three Wood Combs and Two Hairpin Combs, Japan, 19th/20th century, a burnished wood kushi comb with slightly arched shaft and short teeth, decorated with floral roundels in hiramaki-e, mother-ofpearl and red and gray lacquers, signed; a bamboo comb with a central shaft to divide the teeth, inscribed; a plain comb with domed shaft, unsigned; and two faux tortoiseshell hairpin combs including one decorated with a landscape with figures, unsigned and the other with floral designs, signed to back, comb wd. to 4 3/4, hairpin comb to 3 x 4 in. $500-700

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248 Five Kushi Combs, Japan, 19th/20th century, three horn combs: one decorated with square silver freckles on the shaft, one with a floral branch over an olive ground, and one with openwork flowers inlaid with shell and silver freckles; and two red lacquer combs: one decorated with stylized chrysanthemums and the other with small flowers, both rendered in hiramaki-e, all signed, wd. to 4 7/8 in. $500-700 249 Three Kushi Combs and a Kanzashi Hairpin, Japan, 19th/20th century, three faux tortoiseshell combs: one decorated with grapevine scrolls in hiramaki-e and gilt lines, paper thin, polished, wd. 5 1/8, one with an inlaid floral design between two openwork landscapes on the domed shaft, gilt sides, wd. 3 1/4, and one plain with gilt sides, signed “Kozuki,” wd. 3; and a yellow composite amber hairpin, curved horseshoe shape, the top inlaid with fine square shell fragments (mostly missing) on a lacquered gray ground, signed, ht. 4 in. $300-500

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253 Negoro Lacquer Tray, Japan, 20th century, round, with shallow walls and handle, the black lacquer edged in red, Yamada Heiando box, dia. 12 7/8 in. $500-700 254 Five Small Horn Kushi Combs, Japan, 19th/20th century, one with plain gilt shaft; one decorated with gilt incised wave design; one decorated with a flower in hiramaki-e over a ground with gilt line scrolls; one red lacquer with stylized foliate scrolls in gold; and one with flowers over nashiji ground, wd. to 3 7/8 in. $300-500 255 Three Wood Lacquer Combs, Japan, 20th century, one with a landscape on one side and flowering grasses with moon on the other against a fine togidashi ground; one with a garden scene with figures on one side in hiramaki-e; and one with an architectural landscape on both sides, wd. to 5 in. $300-500


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257 Three Kushi Combs and Three Kogai Hairpins, Japan, 19h/20th century, combs decorated with bird-and-flower design, scholarly motifs, and foliate designs, in hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, and kiri-gane, some with inlaid coral-colored beads and colored in red and gray, matching hairpins with similarly decorated ends, one with sprinkled gold ground on the stick, all unsigned, comb wd. to 4, hairpin lg. to 7 3/4 in. $300-500

258 Eight Assorted Hair Ornaments, Japan, 19th/20th century, comprising six kogai hairpins including a red lacquered work, the ends decorated with carved floral designs, signed “Joshin”; a kanzashi awl-shape hairpin, signed “Joshin,” decorated with the same design as the kogai hairpin signed “Joshin”; and a red lacquered stick kanzashi decorated with floral design in hiramaki-e, all hairpins signed, lg. 3 1/2 to 8 in. $300-500

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259 Set of Six Lacquered Covered Bowls, Japan, 19th century, each decorated with gilt young bamboo leaves rising from silver waves on a togidashi maki-e ground, the top of the cover with the Tokugawa family crest in red, green, and gold maki-e, the interior of the bowl and cover in red lacquer, dia. 3 3/4 in. $1,800-2,000

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260 Rectangular Lacquer Covered Box, Japan 19th century, modeled after a hardcover literature set, the exterior decorated with title “Ise monogatari� (The Tales of Ise) and floral medallions rendered in hiramaki-e against a floral trellis ground, the interior, risers, and base in nashiji ground, unsigned, 7/8 x 3 3/8 x 2 3/4 in. $2,000-3,000

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261 Round Black Lacquer Covered Box, Japan, 19th century, the exterior decorated with a flock of cranes, rendered in hiramaki-e and kiri-gane over a black ground, the interior of the cover and box decorated with a landscape depicting a craggy mountain with moon and a river scene with a pavilion, rendered in hiramaki-e on a gold ground, some details in red, light green, and silver, unsigned, dia. 4, ht. 1 1/4 in. $2,000-3,000


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262 Gold Lacquer Covered Box, Japan, 19th century, kidney-shaped, the cover decorated with a warrior standing on a rock facing a yokai on a tree across the river, rendered in hiramaki-e and kiri-gane, the yokai in red lacquer, nashiji ground, unsigned, dia. to 3 7/8, ht. 3/4 in. $700-900

263 Lacquer Suzuribako Box with Writing Kit, Japan, 19th century, rectangular, including a bronze water dropper, an inkstone, an inkstick, and two brushes, the cover and the sides of the box decorated with gold lacquer chrysanthemum designs in hiramaki-e and takamaki-e against a mother-of-pearl inlaid ground, the interior with daisies and grasses in gold over a nashiji ground, signed “Sentomo” (?) on the cover interior, 1 5/8 x 7 1/8 x 9 5/8 in. $2,000-3,000

264 Rectangular Lacquer Treasure Box, Japan, 19th century, with two-door front and five drawers inside, the exterior depicting a continuous night scene with figures watching fireflies in the sky, rendered in hiramaki-e against nashiji ground, some details in takamaki-e, kiri-gane, and inlays of green shell pieces, shaped metal hardware decorated with chased details, 4 1/2 x 5 3/8 x 3 7/8 in. $6,000-8,000

266 Two Pronged Kanzashi Hairpins, Japan, 19th/20th century, a two-prong silver-plated brass stick decorated with a round plate with chased and punched chrysanthemum flower design, ear-pick spoon head, signed “Shuseki”; and one brass with metalwork inlay, decorated with a compressed gilt globe with a metalwork floral design on both sides, ear-pick spoon head, signed, lg. to 7 5/8 in. $300-500

265 Four Assorted Hair Ornaments, Japan, 19th/20th century, comprising three kogai hairpins including a silver sprinkled example with gilt ends decorated with small floral sprays in hiramaki-e, one gold sprinkled black lacquer, the gilt ends with flower and butterfly design, and one brown burnished wood, the ends decorated with persimmon branches; and a red lacquered prong kanzashi decorated with floral grasses in maki-e, lg. to 7 1/4 in. $300-500

267 Four Single-prong Kanzashi Hairpins, Japan, 20th century, including one of redlacquered wood, decorated with peonies in hiramaki-e on a circular plate; and three resin: one decorated with a flattened circular plate with carved flowers, one with iridescent globe and gilt lines, and one with a blue globe; all with an ear-pick spoon head, lg. to 8 in. $300-500

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268 Four Pronged Kanzashi Hairpins, Japan, 20th century, a single-prong yellow amber resin pin with openwork bird and grass decoration; and three two-prong resin pins: a yellow-amber-color pin decorated with carved flowers on a gilt globe, a tortoiseshell-color pin with a flattened gilt globular flask with auspicious designs, and a tortoiseshell-color pin decorated with a red globe with shell inlaid design, gilt details, all with an ear-pick spoon head, lg. to 8 in. $300-500

269 Eight Assorted Two-prong Metal Kanzashi Hairpins, Japan, 20th century, a parcelgilt white brass stick decorated with fanshape metalwork; a parcel-gilt silver-plated stick with openwork metal hexagon and a chased flower; a parcel-gilt brass stick with a round floral work; a silverwork stick with an openwork bird roundel; parcel-gilt brass stick with an openwork bird design; a parcel-gilt stick with a floral design and chased details; a yellow brass stick with a floral plaque; and a parcel-gilt white brass with a floral ball and chased pattern details, ht. to 7 3/4 in. $300-500

270 Cast Bronze Okimono of a Quail, Japan, 19th century, standing with his head slightly crouched, with an invoice issued by Yamanaka & Co. describing it as an original work of art by Hashimoto Denrai, 3 5/8 x 2 1/2 x 4 in. $500-700

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271 Wood Carving of a Figure, Japan, 19th century, possibly depicting an Ainu man, standing barefoot, with one leg forward and his left hand raised to his shoulder, his bare chest and backbone expressed in hewn detail, his beard in incised notches, eyes inlaid in black, bands around wrists and ankles, two holes on the head and the right hand, possibly for some components (now missing), ht. 8 7/8 in. $500-700 272 Wood Carving of a Figure, Japan, 19th/20th century, standing barefoot with one leg forward and both hands clenched and raised to his chest, bands around arms, wrists, and ankles, long haired, fierce facial expression with bulging eyes inlaid and painted in gold and black, a hole under his right fist, possibly for a component (now missing), ht. 11 3/4 in. $500-700 273 Iron and Bronze Kettle, Japan, 19th century, with openwork at the rim, the body with a continuous scene of autumn grasses, flowers, a crane in low relief, and a crab in high relief, the cover of red patinated bronze, signed “Yubundo Ryubundo,� the handle with inlaid silver and gold, ht. to handle 9 1/4, dia. 6 in. $800-1,000 274 Wood and Polychrome Mask, Japan, 18th century, depicting the demon Tengu, traces of gesso and pigment, incised date in the back, horeki san, 1753, ht. 9 in. $800-1,200

275 Pair of Hariko Inu Boxes, Japan, late 19th century, depicting reclining dogs, crafted of wheat paste and kiri wood sawdust and covered with crushed oyster shell, each dog decorated with floating fans, pine, bamboo, plum, and flying cranes, with a raised gilt brocade collar, a three-circle family crest on top of their heads, lg. 4 3/4 in. $700-900 276 Tea Peddler’s Case, Japan, 19th century, comprised of various compartments made of wood and metal including a burner, water reservoir, tea kettle, and three sectioned black lacquer boxes, 13 1/2 x 16 x 6 3/4 in. $800-1,000 277 Bamboo Basket, Japan, 20th century, the short, rounded shape woven with an inner wall and two woven rings for handles, signed, dia. 9 5/8 in. $700-900

278 Shigeru Shinomiya Bamboo Basket, Japan, 20th century, the bulbous shape woven in the sensuji style of thinly cut bleached bamboo, with black lacquer flower holder and original paper box, dia. 8 1/2 in. $800-1,000 279 Bamboo Basket, Japan, late 19th century, comprised of large and small gourd-shaped flower containers resting on wisteria branches, ht. 19, wd. 21 in. $800-1,000


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281 Barber’s Box, Japan, 19th century, comprised of various compartments, drawers for utensils and two attached boxes, the overall red lacquer decorated with applied brass cutouts of a round three-arrow family crest, the characters dai nippon, pine trees, flowering peony branches, and a rabbit, 14 1/2 x 9 3/4 x 12 7/8 in. $2,000-3,000

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282 Large Metal Hanging Lantern, Japan, 19th century, four-sided top and bottom with overall elaborate gilt metalwork depicting scrolling grasses and Tokugawa hollyhock crest, the bottom section with four vertical openwork scrolling grasses, the top and bottom with an elaborate metal box, electrified, lg. 48, wd. 48, ht. 36 in. $2,000-3,000

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283 Jade Covered Vessel, China, flattened rectangular shape with angled shoulders and tapering sides, resting on a short rectangular stem foot, each side of the body decorated in bas relief with taotie masks and archaic scrolls in rows, the rectangular straight mouth with two carved mythical animal mask handles with a loose ring, the cover decorated with taotie masks alternating with two-bird scroll designs, topped with a finial in the shape of two facing animal heads, pale celadon stone with russet markings and white inclusions, ht. 9 1/2 in. $15,000-20,000

285 Jade Carving of a Qilin, China, seated with the tip of its two-pronged tail touching its mouth, pale celadon stone with opaque white and light yellow inclusions, ht. 7/8, wd. 2 3/8 in. $600-800

284 Jade Carving of a Pig, China, with a long tail, reclined with her two piglets with one on her back, celadon stone with wisps of white inclusions, ht. 1 5/8, wd. 3 in. $700-900

287 Two Jade Chilongs, China, each standing with curved back, roaring showing its teeth, one is slightly bigger than the other, incised details, celadon stone with yellow tint, ht. to 1 3/8, wd. to 2 1/2 in. $1,200-1,500

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286 Jade Carving of Four Peapods, China, hanging from a stem, incised details, pale celadon stone, ht. 3, wd. to 1 3/8 in. $600-800

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288 Jadeite Seal-holding Cylinder and Jade Double-face Seal, China, the cylinder, plain with a hole on top, seal missing, ht. 2 3/8; and the seal, rectangular, holding two characters each, surmounted with a carved shishi lion, with a fabric pouch, ht. 1 3/4 in. $400-600

289 Nephrite Jade Miniature Gu Vase, China, three tiered, each with eight flanges along the four edges and four sides, decorated with taotie masks on the handle, celadon stone with russet markings and white and gray inclusions, with a wood stand, ht. 4 7/8 in. $400-600


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290 Jade Openwork Perfumer and Cover, China, 18th century, the box, low dish-shape, decorated with an openwork peony scroll designs, dark green stone with gray and brown marks and darker spot inclusions, the cover slightly domed, decorated with openwork peony scroll designs, encircling a pale celadon nephrite roundel openwork plaque inset on the flat center, dia. 6 5/8, ht. 2 1/4 in.

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293 Jade Ewer, China, flattened globular shape resting on a short stem foot, the mouth slightly curving up and protruding to one side, on the other side with an elongated C-shape handle decorated with a bat head, a carved bird under the protuberance of the mouth, the body decorated allover with taotie masks and archaic scrolls in bas relief, celadon stone with russet markings and white inclusions, ht. 5 1/4, wd. 8 in. $4,000-6,000

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295 Jade Covered Censer, China, gui-shape, resting on a short stem foot, the body decorated with archaic-style designs divided by six flanges and two carved animal mask handles with a loose ring, incised details, the rounded cover decorated with a band of archaic motifs in bas relief and a carved dishshape knob on the flat top, celadon stone with yellow tint, russet markings, and white inclusions, ht. 4 1/2, wd. 6 1/2 in. $5,000-7,000

296 Jade Covered Censer, China, oval, resting on four animal-mask feet, decorated with archaic scrolls in bas relief around the body, two carved birds on the shoulders, the domed cover with a raised bowl-shape knob topped with a lotus bud finial, pale celadon stone with russet streaks and white inclusions, ht. 4 1/2, wd. 4 3/8 in. $10,000-15,000 297 Eleven Jade Belt Plaques, China, rectangular, decorated with openwork depicting deer nibbling lingzhi mushrooms and leaves, stitched in three rows to a red cloth, celadon stone with white spotty inclusions, plaques to 1 3/8 x 2 7/8 in. $800-1,000

298 Gold Fist-shape Snuff Bottle, China, well hollowed, with goldwork stopper decorated with a band of scroll design and domed with green jadeite, four-character Qianlong mark in a raised square cartouche, ht. 2 in. Note: For a similar example, see Sotheby’s Hong Kong, Snuff Bottles from the Mary & George Bloch Collection: Part VIII, May 26, 2014. $4,000-6,000

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299 Jade Rabbit-shape Snuff Bottle, China, seated with a coral carrot in its mouth, well hollowed, carved and incised details, celadon stone with russet and white markings, ht. 1 1/2, wd. 2 7/8 in. $2,000-3,000 300 Jade Snuff Bottle, China, flattened heart shape with waisted neck and flanged mouth rim, well hollowed, decorated with a carved elephant on each side, pale celadon stone with russet and gray spot inclusions, the discshape coral stopper with a rice pearl on top, (missing spoon), ht. 2 1/2 in. $500-700

301 Flattened Pumpkin-shape Jade Snuff Bottle, China, with incised details, well hollowed, pale celadon stone with russet and white inclusions, the green glass stopper in the shape of a stem, (missing spoon), ht. 2 1/4 in. $500-700

302 Jade Snuff Bottle, China, flattened oval shape with narrow base and slightly waisted neck, celadon stone with prominent russet markings and gray and white inclusions, jade stopper on a vermilion collar, ht. 2 5/8 in. $2,000-3,000 303 Gold-hair Crystal Snuff Bottle, China, 19th/20th century, flattened oval shape with a straight round neck, resting on a raised oval foot, well hollowed, the transparent crystal with straight lines of gold in every direction, slightly domed orange agate with striae, (missing spoon), ht. 2 1/2 in. $700-900

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304 Carnelian Snuff Bottle, China, 19th/20th century, flattened pear shape resting on a raised oval foot, well hollowed, domed green striped agate stopper on a black collar, stained bone spoon, with an openwork oval wood stand, ht. 2 3/8 in. $700-900 305 Agate Snuff Bottle with Horse and Monkey, China, flattened rounded square with a straight neck and round mouth, resting on a raised oval foot, the light gray stone with black and russet markings incorporated to depict a seated horse and a monkey under a pine tree on a rocky mountain in high relief, the plain side with darker gray to white striations and russet spots and streaks, the stopper with black collar and domed gray stone top with black to dark gray streaks, ht. 2 7/8 in. $800-1,200

306 Dark Green Agate Snuff Bottle, China, 19th/20th century, flattened globular-shape on a raised oval foot, with camel, russet, and light green marbling, well hollowed, widening neck, domed stopper with openwork turquoise dragon scrolls, ht. 3 in. $500-700

307 Flattened Oval Flask-shape Jadeite Snuff Bottle, China, with a straight neck, resting on a short raised oval foot, decorated with auspicious symbols with bats on both sides, gray and apple green stone, with a screwshape red stone stopper, (missing spoon), ht. 2 3/8 in. $500-700


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309 Square Jade Snuff Bottle, China, 20th century, with tapering sides and flattened shoulder, resting on a low square foot, plain, olive green stone with russet markings of various tones and gray to white inclusions, red glass stopper, (missing spoon), ht. 3 in. $500-700

310 Flattened Oblong Flask-shape Nephrite Snuff Bottle, China, resting on a short raised foot, decorated with three figures playing “go� on one side and a figure in a boat on the other, mutton white stone, the metal stopper topped with domed smoky quartz, (missing spoon), ht. 2 5/8 in. $500-700

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311 Flattened Cylindrical Flask-shape Jade Snuff Bottle, China, with straight neck, resting on a raised oval foot, well hollowed, decorated with taotie and archaic swirl design, the rounded sides with carved chilongs, metal stopper with a domed coral top, (missing spoon), ht. 2 7/8 in. $700-900 312 Smoky Quartz Snuff Bottle, China, flattened oval shape with a straight round neck, resting on a raise oval foot, well hollowed, decorated with a carved Guanyin on one side and a boy attendant on the other, short tubular coral stopper on a brown collar, ht. 2 3/8 in. $700-900

313 Gourd Snuff Bottle, China, bulbous thin flask shape with a straight neck, well hollowed, decorated with incised plum branches, signed “Jin Nong� on one side, stained in red brown, domed resin stopper, (missing spoon), ht. 2 5/8, wd. 2 1/2 in. $500-700

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314 Flattened Round Moss Agate Snuff Bottle, China, 19th/20th century, with a straight neck, resting on a raised oval foot, well hollowed, the front carved with a praying mantis perched on a gourd, watching a fly above, with an opal stopper and red vinyl collar, ht. 3 1/8 in. $500-700

315 Flattened Square Moss Agate Snuff Bottle, China, with straight neck, well hollowed, decorated with two carved bats in bas relief, stone of brown to gray, domed light purple stone stopper with bone spoon, ht. 3 1/2 in. $500-700 316 Agate Snuff Bottle, China, flattened rounded rectangular flask-shape, with straight neck and round mouth, decorated with Liu Hai with a toad in deep relief on one side and two bamboo stalks on the other, brass stopper with domed agate, (missing spoon), stone of peach white with coral to russet markings, ht. 3 in. $500-700

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317 Puddingstone Snuff Bottle, China, flattened circular flask-shape with a straight neck and round mouth, resting on a raised oval foot, well hollowed, domed black stone stopper on a cream collar, (missing spoon), stone of brown and cream matrix with some resembling brushstrokes, ht. 2 3/4 in. $300-500

318 Opalescent Stone Snuff Bottle, China, flattened and ribbed melon-shape flask, with slightly widening straight neck and round mouth, well hollowed, mottled stone of gray with opalescent specks, the striated agate stopper mounted with a carved skull, (missing spoon), ht. 2 7/8 in. $500-700

319 Jade Snuff Bottle, China, oval, with a straight round neck, well hollowed, decorated with a bird-and-flower design in an oval panel on both sides, one side using the stone natural yellow markings, coral stopper on green collar, pale celadon stone, ht. 2 5/8 in. $2,000-3,000


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320 Jade Carving of a Seated Qilin, China, with its head turned and a floral branch tucked in its mouth, details depicted in bas relief, incised details stained in brown, celadon stone with brown markings and white inclusions, ht. 2 1/2, wd. 3 3/8 in. $4,500-6,500

321 Jade Carving of Mythical Birds, China, seated facing each other, with lingzhi mushroom branches in their mouths, carved bas relief and incised details, pale celadon stone with hint of pale yellow and white streaks to base, with a carved wood stand, jade ht. 1 1/2, wd. 3 1/8 in. $10,000-15,000 322 Nephrite Jade Pendant, China, 20th century, circular, decorated with an openwork design of a pig and palmette scrolls, with a brown string and two tassels, celadon stone with russet markings, jade dia. 1 7/8 in. $700-900 323 Jadeite Bangle, China, translucent apple green with wisps of lighter green clouds, with a wood box with glass cover, dia. 2 3/4, inner dia. 2 1/8 in. $500-800 324 Two Archaic-style Jade Carvings, China, a crouching mythical animal decorated with archaic scrolls, drilled through from belly to back, mottled brown stone, lg. 3 7/8; and a bi disc decorated with a chilong in deep relief, opaque white stone with gray markings, dia. 2 in. $800-1,000

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325 Aquamarine Snuff Bottle on Carved Wood Stand, China, 19th/20th century, bottleshape with a flattened side, resting on a carved crouched shishi, oval mouth, the body decorated with carved crawling chilong and scrolls, tourmaline oval stopper with bone spoon, ht. 2 1/2 in. $2,000-3,000

329 Burgaute Lacquer Snuff Bottle, China, 19th/20th century, baluster shape with rounded shoulders and a slightly flared neck, depicting leafy branches on one side and flowers in a basket on the other, in myriad of shell and gold inlaid pieces, domed gilt metalwork stopper with turquoise, ht. 2 1/2 in. $800-1,000

326 Green Fluorite Stone Snuff Bottle, China, 19th/20th century, flattened rounded rectangular flask-shape with metal clad round mouth, resting on an oval metal stem foot, the bottle decorated with two carved female devas and a phoenix, the metalwork stopper domed with red agate and decorated with a paneled band of stylized dragon, fish, and foliate designs, the metal foot with a paneled band of stylized fish and flower design, an engraved mark reading “MAQUET� on the mouth, ht. 3 1/4 in. $500-700

330 Burgaute Lacquer Snuff Bottle, China, 19th/20th century, flattened rectangular with a straight round neck, resting on a rectangular base, each of the four sides decorated with a floral design in a rectangular panel bordered with a patterned band, inlaid in shell and gold pieces, the domed lacquered stopper inlaid with a floral roundel and band, on a plain wood stand, ht. 2 1/2 in. $800-1,000

327 Turquoise Snuff Bottle, China, in the shape of Buddha’s citron with flat back, olive green stone with turquoise blue with green cast and black matrix, metal stopper domed with green mottled glass, (missing spoon), ht. 2 1/8 in. $700-900 328 Carnelian Agate Snuff Bottle, China, pebble shape, well hollowed, decorated with two gourds and leave design in relief, along with a bat incised, metalwork stopper domed with dark blue opal stone, (missing spoon), red stone with gray to brown matrix, ht. 2 3/4 in. $500-700

331 Green Moss Agate Snuff Bottle, China, flattened rounded square with a straight neck and round mouth, resting on a raised oval foot, well hollowed, decorated with a carved animal head with a ring in relief to sides, brown striated agate stopper domed on a white collar, (missing spoon), stone of mottled dark green over gray, ht. 2 5/8 in. $500-700 332 Brown Jade Bi-style Buckle Ornament, China, egg-shape with narrower base, decorated with two crawling chilongs and a bat in deep relief, incised details, brown mottled stone with russet and gray marks and inclusions, ht. 2 3/4 in. $800-1,000

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335 Two Jade Shishis, China, both finely polished, one, reclined sideways with its head and forelegs facing front, stone of celadon with russet to gray markings, ht. 5/8, wd. 1 3/8; and the other, reclined sideways with its head facing front, celadon stone with yellow tint and white inclusions, ht. 3/4, wd. 2 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500 336 White Jade Carving of a Boy, China, holding a lingzhi mushroom stalk, intermingled with peach, translucent white mottled stone with wisps of russet and opaque white inclusions, lg. 1 3/4 in. $700-900

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337 Crystal Double Snuff Bottle with Chilongs, China, mid-18th century or later, both rounded rectangular with straight neck and oval foot, well hollowed, decorated with a chilong carved in high relief to the left on one and to the right on the other to face each other with a flaming pearl in between, the stoppers of translucent yellow and green stone respectively, transparent stone with dark gray spots and white inclusions, ht. 2 5/8, wd. 2 7/8 in. $300-500

338 Famille Rose Porcelain Snuff Bottle, China, 19th/20th century, elongated bottle shape with flattened sides on a raised oval foot, decorated with a frog with lotus on one side and with rocks and floral plants on the other, gray-green stopper with a red finial on its flat top, (missing spoon), ht. 3 1/4 in. $800-1,000


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339 Jade Snuff Bottle, China, 19th/20th century, flattened oval shape with baluster shoulder and straight neck, resting on a raised oval foot, decorated with a continuous scene with two birds and bamboos, carved coral stopper on a black collar, ht. 1 7/8 in. $700-900

340 Cinnabar Snuff Bottle, China, 20th century, flattened oval shape with slightly waisted neck and metal rim, resting on a metal foot, decorated with carved floral vases over a trellis pattern ground between a lotus scroll and lappet bands around the sides, shoulder, and bottom, domed cinnabar stopper on a metal collar, ht. 3 in. $700-900

341 Puddingstone Snuff Bottle, China, 19th/20th century, flattened oval shape with baluster shoulder and straight mouth, resting on a raised oval foot, well hollowed, domed coral stopper on a black collar and brown spoon, ht. 2 1/2 in. $700-900

342 Bamboo Snuff Bottle, China, 19th/20th century, carved in the shape of a flattened gourd with leaves, on a carved flat stand, stem-shape coral stopper, ht. 2 3/4 in. $800-1,000

343 Dark Gray Hardstone Snuff Bottle, China, 19th/20th century, flattened rounded square form with a straight round neck, resting on a raised oval foot, well hollowed, decorated with a carved figure on an ox in bas relief using the stone’s natural gray markings, the slightly domed tourmaline stopper on a jadeite ring collar, brown stained spoon, ht. 2 3/4 in. $800-1,000

344 Peking Glass Snuff Bottle, China, 19th/20th century, flattened rounded square form with a straight round neck, resting on a raised oval foot, well hollowed, decorated with a continuous Daoist landscape with figures under pine trees in orange over a yellow ground, orange glass stopper, (missing spoon), ht. 3 in. $700-900

345 Famille Rose Porcelain Snuff Bottle, China, 19th century, lobed lozenge-shape flask with a waisted neck, resting on a short stem foot, decorated with a Daoist scene with figures between two bands of foliate scrolls in iron red on sides, domed red agate stopper on a pearly collar, four-character Jaiqing mark on the base, ht. 2 5/8 in. $800-1,000

346 Jadeite Covered Vase, China, flattened octagonal baluster flask-shape with a straight neck and flanged rim, resting on a stemmed foot, the body and shoulder decorated with floral and foliate scroll design in bas relief on six sides, the plain neck decorated with an openwork floral spray with a loose ring to two sides, the plain cover with two applied S-shaped bands to two sides and two carved birds on top, translucent pale apple green stone with white inclusions, ht. 7 in. $3,000-5,000 347 Two Jade Openwork Plaques, China, both rounded rectangular with ribbed borders, one decorated with a bat, a shou character, a lotus, and lingzhi mushrooms; and one with stylized dragon and phoenix design with a lotus surrounded with a bead border, stone of pale celadon with purple inclusions, ht. to 3 1/2, wd. to 2 7/8 in. $1,200-1,500

347A Pair of Nephrite Jade Openwork Plaques, China, square, decorated with two gourds and bats combined with four characters describing blessings within a border decorated with four archaic-style chilong scroll designs, pale celadon stone, one with russet markings the other with gray spotted inclusions, wd. 3 1/8 in. $3,000-5,000

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348 Ten Miniature Jade Carvings, China, comprising a mutton fat pig pendant with a hole; pale celadon round seal with a carved shishi; a reclined dog, pale celadon with russet markings and inclusions; an oval snuff bottle, pale celadon with milky inclusions; a pale celadon bird; a reclined animal with a stout nose, pale celadon with russet markings; an openwork heart-shape plaque pendant with two birds, white with a russet tone; an openwork plaque shrimp, celadon with russet markings; a fingernail pendant, white with a gray tone; and a stringed ring pendant, mutton fat white with milky inclusions, with a fabricated box with three fabric pouches and eight compartments, lg. 2 1/8, ht. to 1 7/8 in. $1,200-1,600 349 White Jade Carving, China, in the shape of a rhyton with a carved chilong and two curled ram’s horns, pattern details in bas relief, translucent light gray and milky white stone, ht. 3 5/8 in. Provenance: Formerly in the Frederick H. Pough Collection. $1,500-2,000

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350 White Jade Archer’s Ring, China, pale celadon stone inscribed with four sevencharacter poems and a four-character Jiaqing mark, dia. 1 3/4 in. $600-800

351 Black Jasper Snuff Bottle, China, eggshape with an octagonal neck, resting on a raised round foot, stone of black mottled with green and brown, domed coral stopper on a green collar, silver spoon, with a conforming octagonal wood stand, snuff ht. 2 5/8 in. $800-1,000

352 Stippled Green Hardstone Snuff Bottle, China, 19th/20th century, flattened rounded square form with straight round neck, resting on a short oval foot, each of the four sides decorated with a raised plain panel, the green stone with pink, purple, and black matrices, metalwork stopper with domed tourmaline finial, ht. 2 5/8 in. $800-1,000

353 Gourd Snuff Bottle, China, 19th/20th century, flattened gourd form with carved leaves, well hollowed, decorated with an incised poem on one side and a carved blessing on the other, signed, stem-shape coral glass stopper, ht. 3 1/2 in. $800-1,000

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354 Two Snuff Bottles with Enameled Decoration, China, a milky white Peking glass snuff, flattened globular shape with waisted neck and round mouth, resting on a raised oval foot, enameled with a bird-and-flower design in a double ring on front and back, a yellow band with floral and foliated scroll design to the sides, the domed stopper, light green-gray stone with white speckles, “Gu Yue Xuan” mark on base; and a double gourdshape snuff enameled with a continuous scene with four boys, domed red glass stopper, (missing spoon), three-character mark on base, ht. to 3 1/4, wd. to 2 1/4 in. $200-400 355 Flattened Oval Flask-shape Wood Snuff Bottle, China, with a short neck and round mouth, resting on a raised oval foot, decorated in relief with dragon and two jumping fish in a recessed panel on front and back, two carved mythical ram masks on shoulders, metalwork stopper with domed vermilion stone, ht. 3 in. $300-500

356 Jade Snuff Bottle, China, in the shape of a blooming lotus bud with foliate and floral scrolls, incised details, domed green stone stopper on a gilt collar, celadon stone with russet and white markings, ht. 3 1/4 in. $2,000-3,000


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357 Jade Snuff Bottle, China, gourd-shape, well hollowed, decorated with foliate scrolls and leaves, a butterfly to one side, and incised details, celadon stone with russet markings, glass stopper (damage, missing spoon), ht. 3 in. Provenance: From the collection of a New England family who lived in China from 1899 to the 1960s. $700-900

358 Two Jade Snuff Bottles, China, a nephrite jade bottle, rectangular flask shape with rounded shoulders, short neck, and round mouth, resting on an oval foot, well hollowed, purple stopper on a black collar, stone of celadon with white spot inclusion; and a pebble-shape jade bottle decorated with a carved bean pod with foliate scrolls and an insect, brown stopper on a purple collar, white stone with russet wisps and gray spots, ht. to 2 3/4 in. $800-1,000

359 Jade Openwork Belt Buckle, China, decorated with a carved design of a horned lamb’s head, lingzhi mushrooms, and a lotus pod, pale celadon stone with white inclusions and natural cracks, lg. 4 7/8 in. $700-900 360 Jade Three-part Belt Buckle, China, slightly convex plain plaque with a bar in the back, the left and right sides with two openings to hold hooks each of which are decorated with a carved dragon head and a bar in the back, spinach green stone with darker striae inclusions, 2 1/8 x 7 5/8 in. $500-700 361 Jade Bangle, China, 20th century, translucent celadon stone with white inclusions, slightly out of round, dia. 3 1/8, inner dia. 2 3/4 in. $300-500

362 Jade Two-part Buckle, China, 20th century, plain convex plaque shape, one with a dragon head hook and the other with an oval loop, each with a plain bar on the back, translucent celadon stone with white streaky inclusions, together 1 3/4 x 5 in. $500-700

363 Jade Two-part Buckle, China, plain convex plaque shape, one with an animal head hook and the other with a rectangular loop, each with a round chape on the back, translucent celadon stone with white spotty inclusions, together 1 3/4 x 4 1/8 in. $400-600 364 Jade Buckle, China, 20th century, rectangular, with a ruyi head loop to one side, decorated with an openwork butterfly, a plain bar on the back, celadon stone with white inclusions, 2 3/8 x 1 1/8 in. $300-500

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369 Jade Belt Buckle, China, with an openwork carved dragon head hook facing a crawling chilong on the convex face, round chafe on the concave back, celadon stone with white inclusions, lg. 5 in. $2,000-3,000 370 Indoor Carved Wood Parcel-gilt Lantern with Jade Panel Shades, China, 18th/19th century, in the shape of a shrine, three-sided with flat back, the roof drawing four incurving rooflines, with three silk screens in between and a carved fish at the two front roof ends, surmounted with a carved jade parrot as finial, the light box, framed in carved wood with floral motifs, with a door and a sliding panel at front, the three sides screened with three spinach green jade plaques with bird-andflower design, the wood platform, with an undulating outlines, decorated with carved floral designs, electrified with one light socket, a switch on platform, wiring to reverse, ht. 28 1/2, wd. 15 1/2 in. Provenance: Parke-Bernet Galleries Inc., Sale 1141, Lot 258, March 24, 1950, New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries Inc., Sale 862, Lot 736, April 16–19, 1947, New York, formerly from the collection of Edward I. Farmer. $800-1,200

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365 Jade Bangle, China, decorated with two dragon heads facing each other with a flaming pearl in between, celadon stone with white markings, dia. 2 7/8, inner dia. 2 1/8 in. $500-700 366 Black Nephrite Jade Bangle, China, plain, mottled gray stone, dia. 3 1/8, inner dia. 2 3/8 in. Note: Certificate of Appraisal by H & A International Jewelry Ltd. available. $300-500

367 Silverwork-clad Jadeite Bangle, China, the half-circle silverwork with hinged and chained clasp, decorated with floral band design in repoussé against a punched ground to the exterior, plain interior, the half-circle jade, translucent pale celadon with opaque white inclusions, dia. 3 1/8, inner dia. 2 1/4 in. Note: Certificate of Appraisal by H & A International Jewelry Ltd. available. $400-600 368 Nephrite Jade Bangle, China, with carved dragon head and tail, yellow-green stone with prominent russet to dark brown markings and white inclusions, dia. 3 1/8, inner dia. 2 3/8 in. Note: Certificate of Appraisal by H & A International Jewelry Ltd. available. $400-600

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371 Hardstone Book of Buddhist Sutra, China, ten pages, including eight dark green stone plaques and two carved wood covers, titled Guan wuliang shou fojing on the front cover, the back with a carved imperial Qianlong seal, the first page incised with a title and two dragons, on the eighth with a standing Amitabha Buddha, all engraved and gilt, plaques 6 1/4 x 3, book 8 7/8 x 5 5/8 in. $300-500 372 Rose Quartz Carving of a Foo Dog Mounted as Lamp, China, the crouching dog with its head turned to a side and facing up, on an openwork wood stand, mounted on a metal base decorated with repoussé floral and foliate scrolls, the lamppost with two light sockets and an openwork rose quartz plaque as finial, overall ht. 25 1/2, carving ht. 7, wd. 9 in. $400-600 373 Carved Lapis Lazuli Vase Lamp, China, 19th/20th century, the vase, flattened balustershape covered flask, decorated with children along with shishi lions, peach tree, lotus branch, bats, and a bird (as finial), two ram’s head-shaped ears to the neck, mounted on a carved wood stand with blooming flowers and foliate scrolls, the lamppost with two light sockets topped with an openwork soapstone plaque as finial, ht. 29 1/4, vase ht. approx. 12 1/4 in. $1,500-2,500


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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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390 Silk Altar Cloth, China, 20th century, woven with peaches, pomegranates, finger citrons, and lotus flowers, over a teal interlocking key motif, one corner with attached label, another corner with blue seal stamp, 87 x 58 1/2 in. Provenance: From the collection of a New England family who lived in China from 1899 to the 1960s. $500-700 391 Fragment of Kesi Dragon Embroidery, China, 18th/19th century, possibly from a robe, woven with gold thread to depict dragons reaching for flaming pearls, with ruyi-head clouds and the “Eight Buddhist Treasures” over an interlocking wan pattern, a border of crashing waves at the bottom, framed and glazed, 47 1/2 x 21 in. $1,800-2,000

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392 Three Lady’s Apron Skirts, China, 19th/20th century, one blue silk embroidered in “forbidden stich” with peonies, bamboo, blossoms, rockery, and auspicious fruit, bordered with embroidered and appliqué panels; one multicolored silk with baizhequn pleats, with embroidered appliqué panels depicting figures and auspicious symbols; and one navy silk with blue embroidered peonies, bats, and Buddhist elements, lg. to 39 1/2 in. Provenance: From the collection of a New England family who lived in China from 1899 to the 1960s. $800-1,000 393 Two Lady’s Silk Apron Skirts, China, 19th/20th century, one with multicolored baizhequn pleats, with appliqué trim and borders of flowers and fruit in “forbidden stitch,” the other primarily yellow, blue, and purple with appliquéd flowers and trims on the pleats and panels and an embroidered panel depicting birds on a branch, lg. to 39 in. $800-1,000

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394 Futon Cover, Japan, 20th century, decorated with auspicious symbols, cranes, longevity turtles, peonies, plum, bamboo, and waves, executed in rice paste resist on a dark indigo ground, mounted as a hanging scroll, 57 x 51 in. $1,200-1,500 395 Thirteen Cotton Textiles, Japan, nine navy blue cotton with yellow stripes, each 72 x 14; a navy blue and white cloth with calligraphy and images, 180 x 13 1/2; a black cotton cloth with yellow stripes, 96 x 14 1/2; a shibori dyed cloth in indigo blue, consisting of several cut and sewn patches, 70 x 42 1/2; and a shibori dyed cloth in indigo blue, consisting of several cut and sewn patches, 56 x 23 1/2 in. $300-500


396 Pair of Embroidered Rank Badges, China, 18th/19th century, depicting a leopard signifying the third military rank, standing on a crashing wave with a lishui border below, with bats and peony, lotus, and chrysanthemum sprigs, surrounded by stylized clouds and gilt scrolling tendrils, all embroidered in “forbidden stitch” or knotted stitch, mounted as a tray, badges 11 1/2 x 12 1/4, overall 13 1/4 x 26 1/4 in. $800-1,200 397 Pair of Kesi Rank Badges, China, 19th century, depicting an egret in flight signifying the sixth civil rank, a red sun in the upper left, surrounded by stylized clouds and the “Eight Buddhist Treasures,” above a lishui border, 11 1/2 x 12 in.

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398 Embroidered Rank Badge, China, 18th/19th century, depicting a tiger signifying the fourth military rank, embroidered in “forbidden stitch” or seed stitch, with bats and Buddhist treasures, surrounded by blue ruyi-head clouds on a couched gold thread ground, above a lishui border and crashing waves, framed and glazed, sight size 9 3/4 x 10 in. $1,200-1,800

399 Embroidered Rank Badge, China, 18th/19th century, depicting a qilin signifying the first military rank, with bats, peony and peach trees, scholar’s rocks, and lingzhi mushrooms embroidered in “forbidden stitch,” surrounded by ruyi-head clouds, all above crashing ruyihead waves revealing treasures, framed and glazed, 10 3/4 x 10 3/4 in. $2,000-3,000 400 Two Embroidered Rank Badges, China, 19th/20th century, one depicting a silver pheasant signifying the fifth rank, with bats and Buddhist treasures amongst ruyi-head clouds, standing on crashing waves above a lishui border, all surrounded by a couched gold thread scroll border, the other depicting a mandarin duck signifying the seventh rank, with similar motifs embroidered in couched gold thread and “forbidden stitch,” both framed and glazed, badges to 11 1/2 x 12 1/4 in. $1,800-2,000

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401 Two Embroidered Silk Collars, China, 19th century, one with five lappets, with two further lappets hanging from the two outside lappets, the central panel and lappets all embroidered with Buddhist symbols and treasures including fish and lingzhi mushrooms in a variety of stitches; the other with a double scalloped collar with lappets extending downwards and to the sides, woven with auspicious motifs and with details highlighted in couched gold thread, both framed and glazed, collar size to 15 3/4 x 13 1/2 in. $2,000-2,500

402 Pair of Buddhist Lion Fragments, China, 19th century, possibly from sleeve bands, embroidered in “forbidden stitch,” on a cream silk background, one green and one blue lion each playing with a ball and ribbons, framed and glazed, sight size 9 1/2 x 4 in. $800-1,200

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405 Two Embroidered Rank Badges, China, both depicting silver pheasants signifying the fifth rank, one with applied pheasant and red sun over a background of stylized clouds and waves, with a leiwen border, the other with an applied pheasant over a background of clouds and waves incorporating bats and wan symbols, both framed and glazed, sight size to 8 7/8 x 9 in. $800-1,200

404 Embroidered Rank Badge, China, depicting a silver pheasant signifying the fifth civil rank, surrounded by bats and ruyi-head clouds, above crashing waves carrying Buddhist treasures, within a gold thread leiwen border, framed and glazed, badge 11 x 11 3/4 in. $700-900

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406 Couched Silk Rank Badge, China, 19th/20th century, depicting a peacock, signifying the third civil rank, the peacock and a red sun applied on a background of stylized waves and clouds, with chrysanthemums, narcissus, bamboo, and plum blossom, surrounded by a leiwen border, framed and glazed, badge 9 3/4 x 10 1/4 in. $400-600

407 Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858), Hawk, Japan, c. 1850s, color woodblock print, depicting a hawk perched on a pine branch below the rising sun, signed and sealed Hiroshige, with censor and publisher’s seals, framed and glazed, print 27 3/4 x 9 1/4 in. $500-700


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408 Three Woodblock Prints, Japan, 19th century, two by Hokusai (1760-1849), Miya and Hara from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido, between 1805-10, chuban tate-e, 8 x 6 1/2; and a surimono by Totoya Hokkei (1780-1850), depicting figures in nature with waterfall and pine, embossed details, backed, 8 1/8 x 6 7/8 in. $500-700

409 Kabuki Juhachiban (The Kabuki Eighteen), Japan, Torii Kiyosada and Torii Kiyotada, 1895, the complete album of eighteen woodblock prints with the original box, 15 1/2 x 11 1/4 in. $2,000-3,000

410 Two Woodblock Prints, Japan, 19th century, Toyokuni (1769-1825), depicting a geisha carrying a tray with fish on her head, oban tate-e, framed, sight size 13 1/2 x 9, Kunisada (1786-1865), depicting two samurai hiding behind a screen, oban tate-e, framed, sight size 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. $300-500

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411 Kawase Hasui (1883-1957), Urahama in Echigo, Japan, August 1921, color woodblock print, published by Watanabe, from the series Souvenirs of Travel II, signed with seal, publisher’s 6mm seal in the bottom right corner, numbered, titled, and dated in the right margin, oban yoko-e, 10 3/8 x 15 1/2 in. $3,000-4,000

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412 Kawase Hasui (1883-1957), Evening at Itako, Japan, 1930, 256/350, color woodblock print, published by Kawaguchi with seal in right margin, signed and sealed on the print, dated and titled in the bottom margin, print by Maeda, carved by Komatsu with seal in the left margin, edition stamp on reverse, oban tate-e, 16 1/2 x 11 7/8 in. $800-1,200

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413 Kawase Hasui (1883-1957), The Great Buddha, Kamakura, Japan, Summer 1930, color woodblock print, published by Watanabe, signed and sealed on the print, titled and dated in the left margin, publisher’s C-seal (1929-1942) in the right margin, oban tate-e, 15 1/2 x 10 3/8 in. $1,200-1,500


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416 Tatsuzo Shimaoka (1919-2007) Dish, Japan, 20th century, designated a Living National Treasure, the deep border impressed with rope creating a pattern of rows of short straight lines inlaid with a thick white glaze, a deep bluish-green thick glaze at the center, impressed maker’s mark to base, dia. 10 3/4 in. $2,000-3,000

417 Tatsuzo Shimaoka (1919-2007) Large Deep Dish, Japan, 20th century, designated a Living National Treasure, the rope-impressed pattern characteristic of his earlier work, the impressed rope inlaid with thick white slip, creating bands with a V-shaped pattern circling to the center of the dish, impressed maker’s mark to the base, with signed box, dia. 14 in. $2,000-3,000

414 Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950), Numazaki Pasture, Japan, 20th century, depicting a herd of horses grazing and resting in a pasture standing before a distant horizon below clouds, signed in ink “Yoshida,” with red artist’s seals sairan and jizuri on the left margin, followed by the date, showa sannensaku (made in Showa 3 - 1928), followed by the title, Numazaki bokujo, 27 7/8 x 31 1/8 in. $7,000-9,000

415 Tatsuzo Shimaoka (1919-2007) Dish, Japan, 20th century, designated a Living National Treasure, decorated with a rope-impressed wide outer band on a brown ground and an inner wide band on a blue ground with overall round cartouches depicting stylized enameled flowers, signed, with box, dia. 12 in. $3,000-5,000

418 Ten Tatsuzo Shimaoka (1919-2007) Dishes, Japan, 20th century, designated a Living National Treasure, the rope-impressed pattern characteristic of his earlier work, hexagonal, the border is rope-impressed and inlaid with white slip that spills over to the back, the center with a thick yellow-blue glaze, impressed maker’s mark to the base, dia. 5 3/4 in. $800-1,000

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423 Kan Kawada (b. 1924), Fireworks at Miyuki Street, Japan, 1990, 3/30, woodblock and stencil, depicting fireworks over buildings, titled in Japanese, dated, signed with his first name in Japanese and last name in English, and numbered in pencil on the print, framed and glazed, image size 25 1/2 x 12 3/4 in. $900-1,200

424 Tomio Kinoshita (1923-2004), Gray-colored People, Japan, 1980, 12/25, ink woodblock, depicting three people with their eyes and lips closed, numbered, titled in Japanese, signed, and dated in pencil in the bottom margin, framed and glazed, image size 33 5/8 x 23 3/8 in. $1,000-1,200 425 Tomio Kinoshita (1923-2004), Two Heads, Japan, 1960, 37/50, ink woodblock, depicting two facing faces with their eyes and lips closed, titled, numbered, dated, and signed in the bottom margin, with a seal on the print, framed and glazed, image size 14 1/2 x 10 in. $1,000-1,200

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419 Tatsuzo Shimaoka (1919-2007) Square Bottle Vase, Japan, 20th century, designated a Living National Treasure, the tall, square shape decorated with impressed rope creating vertical V-shaped bands, impressed maker’s mark to base, ht. 8 3/8 in. $800-1,000

420 Tatsuzo Shimaoka (1919-2007) Teacup, Japan, 20th century, designated a Living National Treasure, decorated with impressed rope design inlaid with thick white glaze and two stylized enameled flowers in brushed iron pigment, impressed maker’s mark to foot, ht. 3 1/8 in. $400-600

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421 Tatsuzo Shimaoka (1919-2007) Teacup, Japan, 20th century, designated a Living National Treasure, decorated with incised rope design inlaid with a thick white glaze and two stylized enameled flowers in a round cartouche, impressed maker’s mark to foot, ht. 4 1/2 in. $800-1,000 422 Matsubara Naoko (b. 1937), Gardner Museum, Japan, 20th century, depicting the interior courtyard at the Gardner Museum, woodblock, signed in pencil, titled “Gardner Museum, ed. 29, Matsubara,” with red seal at bottom left, framed, 12 3/4 x 14 in. $800-1,000

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426 Ken Mihara (b. 1958) Izumo Flower Vase, Japan, 1994, rectangular body with straight sides, two sides slightly flaring up near the mouth rim, resting on a rectangular bottom with two opposing stepped sides alternating with two flat sides, stoneware with natural ash glaze, unglazed bottom of “clay favor,” “Ken” mark on base, titled and signed box with a seal on the cover, ht. 8 in. $1,200-1,800

427 Ken Mihara (b. 1958) Izumo Flower Vase, Japan, 1991, multifaceted geometric form, the lozenge-shape top with two openings, unglazed multi-fired stoneware with gradual wave designs, “Ken” mark on base, with a box titled “wind and wave decorated burner” and signed with a seal on the cover interior, ht. 9 1/2 in. $2,000-3,000

428 Ken Mihara (b. 1958) Covered Izumo Vessel, Japan, multifaceted, with rectangular mouth and flat base, convex rectangular cover, unglazed multi-fired stoneware with gradual wave designs, “Ken” mark on base, with a box titled “wind and wave decorated burner” and signed with a seal on the cover interior, ht. 6 1/2 in. $2,000-3,000


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429 Michio Koinuma (b. 1936) Stoneware Bottle, Japan, oval tower shape with four horizontal disc flanges, a hole on top, resting on a stemmed foot with two openings, stoneware with natural ash glaze, titled and signed box with a seal on the cover, ht. 7 3/4 in. $1,200-1,500

430 Michio Koinuma (b. 1936) Stoneware Bottle, Japan, abstract figural shape, with a hole as its mouth on top, resting on two stretcher feet, stoneware with ash glazes mottled in a rough scroll design, titled box with a seal on the cover interior, ht. 8 in. $2,000-3,000

431 Michio Koinuma (b. 1936) Stoneware Flower Vase, Japan, 1995, rounded triangular form with two flat sides and a long square neck and mouth, decorated with two straight notches around shoulders, the concave base with two rounded feet, stoneware with natural ash glaze with stony texture, inscribed and signed box with a seal on the cover interior, ht. 13 1/4, wd. 8 in. $1,200-1,500

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440 Kihei Sasajima (1901-1993), Mountain Stream (Aizu), Japan, 1954, 35/50, ink woodblock, depicting a stream in a gorge in Aizu, Fukushima, numbered, titled in Japanese, dated, and signed with a seal on the print, image size 18 1/8 x 23 5/8 in. $500-700 441 Keiji Yoshisuji (b. 1952) Stoneware Jar, Japan, globular, with a flaring neck and trumpet mouth, multi-fired natural ash-glazed stoneware with gravelly texture, with a box inscribed with a descriptive title and signed with a seal on the cover interior, ht. 9 1/4 in. $1,200-1,500

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432 Kawai Kanjiro (1890-1966) Dish, Japan, the interior decorated with a hakime blue and white glaze over the brown body, signed, dia. 9 in. $1,500-2,000 433 Makoto Yabe (1947-2005) Deep Bowl, United States, 20th century, large, deep bowl with a band of inlaid blue, green, and white enamel circling the inner and outer walls of the bowl, impressed mark to the base, dia. 15 3/4 in. $600-800 434 Ito Tadashi (b. 1952) Stoneware Pot, Japan, 2008, abstract shape, with a curved fissureline opening in the middle, unglazed gray stoneware with glazed glassy droppings and combed surface, with a box titled and signed “Ito Tadashi” with a seal on the cover, ht. 9 1/4, wd. 12 in. $4,000-5,000 435 Takiguchi Kazuo (b. 1953), Untitled, Japan, 2005, tubular form molded to taper to form a dull point to support the vase with two protruding feet, thickly covered with textured glassy glazes in gray and white, unglazed feet tips, box with calligraphy “Mudai” (untitled) and signed “Kazuo” with a seal, ht. 9 3/4 in. $3,500-4,500

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436 Tadashi Nakayama (b. 1927), Ema Series, Japan, 1975, 16/85, color woodblock and lithograph, depicting a standing horse over a double framed background, dated, signed, and numbered in pencil in the bottom margin, framed and glazed, image size 23 1/2 x 13 1/8 in. $900-1,200

437 Kiyoshi Saito (1907-1997), Maiko Kyoto, Japan, 1960, 193/200, color woodblock, depicting a Japanese woman over a woodgrained background, titled, numbered, and dated in the bottom margin, signed with a seal on the print, framed and glazed, image size 20 1/2 x 15 in. $1,200-1,500

438 Kiyoshi Saito (1907-1997), Pansy, Japan, 1964, 53/100, color woodblock, selfprinted, depicting a woman against a floral background, titled, numbered, and dated in the bottom margin, signed on print, matted, image size 20 3/4 x 15 in. $2,500-3,000 439 Kiyoshi Saito (1907-1997), Ryoan-ji Kyoto (A), Japan, 1960, 139/150, color woodblock, a geometric image with color blocks and circles in brown and gray tones, titled, numbered, and dated in pencil in the bottom margin, signed with a seal on the print, framed and glazed, image size 15 x 20 in. $800-1,000

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442 Kanji Atarashi (b. 1944) Iga Flower Vase, Japan, triangular, with an irregular mouth, slightly incurved base, Iga stoneware with green ash glaze and rusty orange “clay flavor,” with a box titled “Iga Sankaku Hanaire” and signed with a seal, ht. 5 7/8, wd. 15 in. $1,200-1,500

443 Shiho Kanzaki (b. 1942) Iga Floral Vase with Two Handles, Japan, six-petaled balustershape with flaring neck resting on a flat floral foot, high-fired Iga-glazed stoneware with brown gray ashonea side, ht. 9 1/4 in. $4,000-5,000 444 Yoji Kato (b. 1958) Stoneware Vase, Japan, oviform, on three short feet, the mouth and interior divided into twelve open compartments forming a leaf with veins seen from above, high-fired stoneware with celadon and brown glazes, with a box titled “Memory of Clay” and signed with a seal, ht. 6 1/2 in. $1,500-2,000 445 Ichiro Hori (b. 1952) Stoneware Vase, Japan, bamboo stalk shape, the top with two openings on top and at one side, deeply recessed base, stoneware with natural ash and celadon glaze, with a box titled and signed “Ichiro” with a seal, ht. 11 5/8 in. $1,500-2,000

446 Fuji Shuakira (b. 1936) Large Porcelain Vase, Japan, 20th century, tapered bulbous shape, the pure white porcelain impressed with raised, veined leaves in underglaze blue over the entire surface, the wide shoulders rising to a narrow mouth with inverted lip, incised marker’s mark to base, with signed box, ht. 12 in. Provenance: From the estate of Peter K. Warren. $1,200-1,800


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447 Akihiko Watanabe (b. 1958) Flower Vase, Japan, oviform, the surface undulating with two carved vertical wave designs, wide oval mouth and round base carved with two wave designs, iron-rich stoneware with crackled celadon glaze with “kiln mutation effect,” titled and signed box with a seal on the cover, ht. 12 in. $800-1,000 448 Shigeki Kuroda (b. 1953), Printemps, Japan, 1989, 42/50, etching and aquatint, depicting bicycles and umbrellas, numbered, titled, signed, and dated in pencil in the bottom margin, matted, image size 5 5/8 x 9 1/2 in. $400-600 449 Shigeki Kuroda (b. 1953), Gleam II, Japan, 1993, 67/100, etching and aquatint, depicting bicycles and umbrellas against an abstract background, numbered, titled, and signed in pencil in the bottom margin, matted, image size 7 3/4 x 11 3/8 in. $400-600 450 Shufu Miyamoto (b. 1950), Winter Scene, Japan, 2001, 169/200, woodblock, depicting a snow-covered house in a town, numbered, titled in Japanese, and signed in pencil in the bottom margin, with a seal on the print, embossed English watermark in the bottom right corner, framed and glazed, image size 21 1/8 x 14 1/4 in. $500-700

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451 Lilian Miller (1895-1943), Nanzenji by Moonlight, United States, 1934, color woodblock, depicting a moonlit precinct with a temple in blue tones, with a seal on the bottom right corner, image size 14 1/8 x 7 1/4 in. $500-700 452 Ray (Rei) Morimura (b. 1948), Great Temple, Japan, 2003, 5/50, woodblock, depicting a temple with a long step flanked by trees in an abstract form, titled in Japanese, dated, numbered, and signed with a seal in the bottom margin, framed and glazed, image size 17 1/2 x 13 3/8 in. $900-1,200 453 Kato Takahiko (b. 1952) Shigaraki Flower Vase, Japan, with a convex leaf-shape top narrowing and widening down to form a rounded oval stand, the top with a row of rounded flanges and four rectangular openings, stoneware with yellow and iridescent pink and brown glazes, titled and signed box with a seal on the cover, ht. 7 3/4, wd. 11 1/4 in. $2,000-2,500 454 Kato Takahiko (b. 1952) Shigaraki Monkey Face, Japan, slightly slanted circular sculpture with convex back and half circle stand, incised and raised details, stoneware of gritty and hatched texture with celadon glaze to some areas, with a box titled “Saru” (monkey) on the cover, titled and signed with a seal on the cover interior, dia. 13 1/4 in. $800-1,000

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455 Ryuichi Kakurezaki (b. 1950) Bizen Tokkuri, Japan, flattened and crooked flask shape with a distorted dish-shape mouth, stoneware with a splashed thick glassy glaze over natural ash glaze, titled and signed box with a seal on the cover, ht. 5 3/4 in. $800-1,200

456 Ryuichi Kakurezaki (b. 1950) Bizen Tokkuri, Japan, textured with slanted clay strips, the dish-shape mouth slightly sunken and warped, stoneware with natural ash glaze and spotty “clay flavor” of rusty brown, titled and signed box with a seal, ht. 5 3/4 in. $800-1,200 457 Osamu Takamura Tea Bowl, Japan, warped bowl-shape, resting on a raised foot, stoneware decorated with brushed designs and calligraphy in dark brown glaze, mark on base, inscribed and signed box with a seal on the interior cover and one side, ht. 2 7/8, dia. to 5 5/8 in. $800-1,000 458 Osamu Inayoshi (b. 1976) Stoneware Tokkuri, Japan, rock shape with grainy texture, the flared mouth slightly warped, with mottled glazes of black gray and light purple and sprinkled with gilt drops, mark on base, titled and signed box with a seal on the cover, ht. 4 1/8 in. $700-900


459 Seven Serizawa Keisuke (1895-1984) Fans, Japan, 20th century, each stenciled paper fan depicts various designs including flowers, sea creatures, a family crest, and waves, mounted on bamboo, dia. 11 1/4 in. $1,200-1,500 460 Ray (Rei) Morimura (b. 1948), Morning Glories and Tea Room, Japan, 2008, 41/85, color woodblock, depicting morning glories in front of a tea room, titled in Japanese, dated, numbered, and signed with a seal in the bottom margin, image size 17 5/8 x 11 7/8 in. $400-600

461 Shiko Munakata (1903-1975), Pine Needles Flourish, Japan, 1959, 1/7, lithograph, depicting trees in ink wash, signed both in Japanese and English in pencil in the bottom margin with a seal, embossed watermark in English “IH” on the bottom left, framed and glazed, image size 17 x 13 7/8 in. $1,200-1,500 461

462 Shiko Munakata (1903-1975), Seated Goddess, Japan, 20th century, depicting a seated “Buddha Goddess” with calligraphy running vertically down the left side of the image, signed in pencil “Munakata,” red “shiko” seal, framed, 9 5/8 x 14 1/4 in. $2,000-4,000 463 Junichiro Sekino (1914-1988), Graveyard and New York, Japan, 1959, 8/50, woodblock, depicting the skyline of New York City above a graveyard, numbered in pencil in the left bottom margin, signed in pencil on the print with a seal, framed and glazed, image size 22 1/4 x 33 1/8 in. $700-900

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464 Hiroyuki Tajima (1911-1984), Four Woodblock Prints, Japan, Red Print, 2004, 32/50; Brilliant Flower - Red, 1975, 44/50; Good Natured Poet B, 1976, 18/50; and Line Up Country B, 1968, 48/100, each of the first three with abstract imagery, the last an image of butterfly over a brown and black background, image size to 22 1/2 x 16 3/4 in. $400-600

466 Chun Kyungja 천경자 (b. 1924), A Black Woman in Atlanta, Korea, 1987, portrayed in three-quarter view facing right, wearing a white floral headband with colorful ribbons, her irises, hair, and ochre blouse partially painted in high karat gold, dated “1987” and signed “鏡子” (Kyungja or Gyeongja in English) on the painting, titled in Korean on the back, color on paper, mounted on a panel bordered with gilt lines, framed and glazed, painting 16 x 12 1/4 in.

465 Last Scenes of Tokyo, Tokyo kaiko zue, Japan, c. 1945, various artists, fifteen woodblock prints depicting scenes of Tokyo, each print with the original paper mat, original title page, (envelope torn), each 7 1/8 x 9 1/2 in. $1,000-1,200

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467 Still Life Painting, Korea, possibly by Do Sangbong (1902-1977), with two persimmons, an apple, and a brown bottle against a white backdrop, signed and dated “1952.10 Sang Bong Do,” oil on canvas, a label inscribed “6 Jeongmul” (still life 6) on reverse, matted, in a modern frame, painting 9 x 12 in. $2,000-3,000 468 Buddhist Hanging Scroll Depicting Amitabha Buddha, Korea, early 20th century, seated cross-legged in dhyanasana on a lotus flower, his left hand placed his lap with the palm up, his right holding a small swastika symbol with thumb and index fingers, rendered against a round radiating multibordered aureole and a green halo around his head, two red rectangular cartouches painted to bottom edge, some areas thickly painted and some left unpainted, mineral pigments on brown hemp, on a paper support (discolored), 35 3/8 x 41 1/2 in. $5,000-7,000 469 Buddhist Hanging Scroll Portrait of a Monk, Korea, depicted sitting on a woven mat, holding a wooden staff in his left hand and prayer’s beads in the right, a green halo around his head, domed draperies over his head, ink and mineral pigment on paper, painting 33 1/2 x 20 in. $2,000-3,000

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470 Hanging Scroll Hochwido Depicting a Hawk, Korea, possibly by Jang Seungeop (1843-1897), perched on a hanging tree branch with its head turned sideways, unsigned, ink on paper, painting 43 1/2 x 12 7/8 in. $3,000-5,000

471 Hanging Scroll Pachodo Depicting Banana Trees, Korea, Hwang Yongha (1899-), inscribed with a poem about pacho (banana tree), dated “sinyu” (1921), signed “Haedong Hwang Yongha painted at Yanshan China,” with three seals including one reading “Hwang Yongha in,” ink on paper, painting 49 1/2 x 12 in. $2,000-3,000

472 Portrait of an Immortal, Korea, Kim Eunho (1892-1979), depicted sitting on a riverbank with a rock under a pine branch and a fruit basket holding a peach and a Buddha’s citron, on a two-leaf spread, titled “Su Yeo Jeoksong” (Long Life like a Pine), dated “jeongyu” (1957), and signed with three seals including one reading “Kim Eunho,” ink and light color on paper, framed and glazed, painting 10 1/8 x 13 7/8 in. $2,500-3,500

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473 Hanging Scroll Mukmaedo Depicting a Plum, Korea, possibly Pak Byeongsu (1859-), of gnarled and twisted bough with many blooming branches, inscribed with a poem and signed “Socho” with a seal (now illegible), one of a series of eight hanging scrolls, ink on silk, painting 50 1/2 x 17 1/2 in. $1,500-2,500

474 Hanging Scroll Mukmaedo Depicting a Plum, Korea, possibly Pak Byeongsu (1859-), of gnarled and twisted bough with many blooming branches, inscribed with a poem and signed “Socho” with a seal (now illegible), one from a series of eight hanging scrolls, ink on silk, painting 50 1/2 x 17 1/2 in. $1,500-2,500 475 Hanging Scroll Mukjukdo Depicting Bamboo, Korea, Pak Giyang (1856-1932), growing from a rock, inscribed with a poem, signed “Seok-un Pak Giyang at 74,” dated “gisa” (1929), with three seals including two seals reading “Pak Giyang in” and “Seok-un,” ink on silk, painting 47 1/4 x 19 3/4 in. $3,000-5,000

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476 Hanging Scroll Muknando Depicting Orchids, Korea, Kim Eungwon (1855-1921), in two groups, inscribed with an except from a Chinese poem about the orchids, signed “Soho Kim Eungwon” with four seals including two reading “Kim Eungwon” and “Soho” and a collector’s seal to bottom left corner, ink on paper, with titled wood box, painting 57 1/2 x 15 1/4 in. $1,500-2,500

477 Hanging Scroll Sansuhwa Depicting a Fall Landscape, Korea, An Jungsik (1861-1919), with craggy mountains stretching along a river, a bridge, and pavilions, titled and signed “Simjeon” with two seals reading “An Jungsik in” and “Simjeon,” ink and light color on silk, painting 17 x 11 1/4 in. $5,000-7,000

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478 Hanging Scroll Noando Depicting Geese, Korea, Choe Useok (1899-1965), flying over reeds near water, inscribed with a poem, dated “byeongsin” (1956), signed with two seals reading “Choe Useok in” and “Jeongjae,” ink and light color on paper, painting 24 1/4 x 12 3/8 in. $4,000-6,000 479 Hanging Scroll Noando Depicting Two Geese, Korea, Baek Yunmun (1906-1979), depicted standing below reeds against the night sky with a full moon, inscribed with a poem, signed “Hyangdang” with two seals reading “Baek Yunmun in” and “Hyangdang,” ink and light color on silk, painting 49 x 14 3/4 in. $2,000-3,000

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480 Minhwa Pictorial Ideograph of Loyalty, Chung, Korea, 19th century, with shrimp and bamboo, emblems for the Confucian virtue, possibly a part of a multi-panel Munjado screen, inscribed with two four-character proverbs for the virtue, ink and color on brown paper, framed and glazed, painting 35 x 16 1/4 in. $1,000-2,000 481 Minhwa Folk Painting Depicting a Tiger, Korea, early 20th century, seated sideways on its hind legs, below a pine tree with a magpie, ink on paper, framed and glazed, painting 35 x 22 in. $1,500-2,000


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482 Eight-panel Hyoje Munjado Screen, Korea, 20th century, with eight pictorial ideographs depicting the eight Confucian virtues including Hyo (Filial Piety), Je (Fraternity), Chung (Loyalty), Shin (Trust), Ye (Propriety), Ui (Justice), Yeom (Integrity), and Chi (Conscience), along with symbolic flora and fauna, ink and color on silk, each painting 35 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. $3,000-5,000

483 Eight-panel Hyoje Munjado Screen, Korea, late 19th century, with eight pictorial ideographs depicting the eight Confucian virtues including Hyo (Filial Piety), Je (Fraternity), Chung (Loyalty), Shin (Trust), Ye (Propriety), Ui (Justice), Yeom (Integrity), and Chi (Conscience), along with scholarly accoutrements such as books and writing tables, brush pots and scrolls, fans, potted flowers and plants, and fruit in bowls, ink and color on paper, each painting 33 1/4 x 10 5/8 in. $4,000-6,000

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486 Set of Four Calligraphy Paintings, China, in the manner of Qian Feng (1740-1795), a quote from the Buddha’s original teaching about life, written from right to left, top to bottom, continuously on four framed calligraphies, the last one signed “Feng,” with two artist’s seals, framed, each 22 x 13 1/2 in. $10,000-15,000 487 Fan Painting of Children with a Tree, China, in the manner of Wang Su (1794-1877), depicting a scholar sitting on a rock watching a group of children washing a big sycamore tree, titled “washing sycamore tree,” inscribed and dated “renchen” year (1892), signed “Xiao Mou Wang Su,” with one artist’s seal “Xiao Mou,” framed, fan 8 x 19 in. $800-1,000

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488 Fan Painting of a Flower and an Insect, China, 20th century, in the manner of Shi Xiong, depicting a green mantis on a big leaf, inscribed and dated “June 1955,” with one artist’s seal “Shi Xiong,” ink and color on paper, framed, painting 10 x 21 in. $700-900

489 Album Leaf Depicting a Lady and a Boy, China, ink and color on paper, the lady holds a brush in one hand and a scroll in the other, the boy holds an ink stone, sealed “Hua Xu,” mounted on board, framed and glazed, sight size 6 3/4 x 5 3/8 in. Note: “Yamanaka & Company 680 Fifth Avenue New York” sticker on reverse of frame. $2,000-3,000

490 Album Leaf Depicting Two Ladies Playing Go, China, ink and color on paper, two ladies seated at a long table with a boy standing on a smaller table, sealed Hua Xu, mounted on board, framed and glazed, sight size 6 3/4 x 5 3/8 in.

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484 Six-panel Screen, Rakuchu Rakugai zu (Scenes In and Around Kyoto), Japan, 18th century, depicting bodies of water, bridges, cityscapes, temples, shrines, castles, and people engaged in daily activities, all painted within scrolling cloud bands, ink and color on gold leaf, 48 x 108 in. $2,000-4,000

485 Pair of Six-panel Kano School Screens, Japan, early 19th century, each screen depicting Chinese aristocrats enjoying leisure time and being attended to by various servants who bring food and attend to the children, two of whom are fishing, all within a courtyard with trees and mountains in the background, ink and color on gold leaf, each screen 68 x 144 in. $8,000-10,000

Note: “Yamanaka & Company 680 Fifth Avenue New York” sticker on reverse of frame. $2,000-3,000 491 Painting of Two Scholars, China, Wu Qi (1932-), depicting two late Qing dynasty scholars conversing around a table, one with a long queue and one wearing a black hat, titled and inscribed, dated the winter of “dingsi” year (1977), signed “Wu Qi,” sealed “Wu Qi Zhi Yin,” ink and color on paper, painting 13 1/2 x 18 in. $1,200-1,500

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492 Landscape Painting with Geese, China, Liu Guangxia (1938-), depicted flying over blue mountains, signed “Guangxia,” with two artist’s seals reading “Liu” and “Guangxia,” ink and colors on paper, painting 18 x 18 in. $800-1,000

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493 Mountain Lake Landscape Painting, China, Sheng Shi, depicting boats, figures, and house by a mountain lake, titled with “Xue Ling” (snow mountain), sealed “Sheng Shi,” ink and colors on paper, painting 25 1/2 x 26 in. $800-1,000 494 Painting of Egrets with Green Beaks, China, Sun Mingcun (1937-), depicting four egrets standing in reeds, dated the summer of “bingyin” year (1986), signed “Sun Mingcun,” sealed “Sun Mingcun Yin,” ink and light color on paper, painting 26 x 26 in. $700-900

495 Painting of Spring at Jiangnan, China, Wu Jianhua, an emerald green scene with traditional Jiangnan architecture, titled and inscribed, signed “Jianhua,” with two leisure seals and two artist’s seals reading “Jianhua,” and “Wu Jianhua,” ink and color on paper, painting 39 x 21 in. $800-1,000

496 Handscroll Depicting a Gated Garden, China, in the manner of Qiu Ying (1494-1552), with a noble couple strolling in a garden with peacocks, blooming trees, and rockery, populated with female servants and musicians as well as male guards near and outside the garden gate, inscribed at the beginning “Shifu Qiu Ying bu tu” with a seal reading “Shizhou,” ink and color on silk, painting 11 7/8 x 96 in.

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Provenance: From the estate of Kai Suhr, who supplied Chiang-Kai-shek’s army in China between the years of 1938-1939. $1,000-1,200


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497 Handscroll Depicting Flora and Fauna, China, in the manner of Qian Xuan (12391299), including fruit, vegetables, plants, flowers, crawling creatures, flying insects, and sea creatures in a continuous scene, with a calligraphic poem as written in the Shiqu Baoji, Vol. 15, Ch. 13, signed “Wuxing Qian Xuan” with a seal reading “Shunju,” six collectors’ seals, four at the beginning and two at the end, painting 11 1/4 x 71 1/4 in.

498 Painting of Ducks and a Willow Tree, China, Ya Mo, inscribed with a poem about a river, rain, and a willow tree, signed “Ya Mo,” sealed “Ya Mo Xie Yi,” ink and color on paper, painting 26 x 52 in. $700-900

499 Calligraphy Album, China, in the manner of Gong Qi (1912-2005), twenty-four-page essay on calligraphy training skills, inscribed and signed “Gong Qi,” dated 1986 (when Gong Qi was 74 years old), each page with two or three artist’s seals “Gong Qi,” “Yuan Bai,” “Shen Zhu,” etc., ink on paper, 12 1/2 x 9 in. $800-1,000

Provenance: From the estate of Kai Suhr, who supplied Chiang-Kai-shek’s army in China between the years of 1938-1939. $800-1,000

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500 Tai Lake in Rain and Fog, China, Yang Mingyi (1947-), depicting the lake, bridge, boats, and mountains in a soft rain and fog, titled and inscribed, with two artist’s seals “Yang” and “Mingyi,” a leisure seal “the 80th generation,” ink and color on paper, painting 26 x 27 in. $700-900

501 Painting Depicting Cactuses, China, Wan Qingli (1945-), titled and inscribed “friendship flowers, originally growing in South America and now everywhere in the world,” signed “Qing li,” with artist’s seals “Wan,” and “Qingli,” two leisure seals, ink and color on paper, painting 27 x 18 in. $800-1,000

502 Calligraphy Couplet Hanging Scrolls, China, in the manner of Qian Feng (1740-1795), a pair of seven-character calligraphies in running scripts, inscribed with a dedication, signed “Qian Feng,” with two artist’s seals, ink on paper, each scroll 49 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. $25,000-30,000 500

503 Three Horizontal Calligraphy Scrolls, China, Zhao Yirong (1946-), each calligraphy a poem in running scripts, inscribed with dedications, dated “gengchen” year (2000), each signed “Zhao Yirong” with one artist’s seal “Zhao Yirong Yin,” and other leisure seals, each scroll 25 x 53 in. $2,000-3,000 504 Horizontal Calligraphy Scroll, China, Zhao Haoru (1939-), four large characters “Zao Fu Sang Zi” (kindness and good deeds), inscribed with a dedication, dated “gengchen” year (2000), signed “Zhao Haoru,” with two artist’s seals “Zhao” and “Haoru,” one leisure seal reading “Wenya” (elegant), ink on paper, 18 x 56 in. $2,000-3,000 505 Calligraphy In Running Script, China, in the manner of Zhang Weihan (1886-1979), of poems by Song dynasty poet Tao Yuanming, describing the rather cheerful condition of his rustic life, signed “Zhang Weihan,” with two artist’s seals “Zhang Weihan” and “Chunou,” ink on paper, 26 x 13 1/2 in. $700-900

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506 Hanging Scroll, Japan, Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942), depicting the six famous poets of Japan, ink and color on paper, painting 46 x 12 in. $600-800

507 Hanging Scroll, Japan, Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942), depicting a branch of flowering white chrysanthemum, ink and color on silk, painting 44 x 10 1/2 in. $800-1,000

508 Scroll Painting of Flowers, China, Zhang Zixiang (1957-), depicting flowers and trees painted in the “boneless” style, inscribed and signed “Zhang Zixiang,” with one artist’s seal “Zixiang Shuhua,” ink and color on paper, painting 48 x 12 in. $300-500

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509 Hanging Scroll Depicting a Jumping Carp, China, Bao Shaoyou (1892-1985), entitled “Han Tang Yue Li” (carp jumping over the cold pond), signed “Shaoyou,” with one artist’s seal “Shaoyou,” title slip by the artist, ink and color on paper, painting 12 1/2 x 27 in. $700-900

510 Hanging Scroll Depicting Fish In Autumn River, China, Bao Shaoyou (1892-1985), entitled “Qiu Shui Zhi Lin” (the autumn river waves into silver fish scales), signed “Shaoyou,” with one artist’s seal “Shaoyou,” ink and color on paper, painting 23 x 12 1/2 in. $700-900

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511 Hanging Scroll of an Egret in Reeds, China, Bao Shaoyou (1892-1985), inscribed “painted by Shaoyou at the East Sea (Sea of Japan),” with one artist’s seal “Shaoyou,” one leisure seal at the bottom, title slip by the artist, ink and color on paper, hanging scroll, painting 27 x 13 in. $700-900 512 Calligraphy Scroll, China, 20th century, in the manner of Li Kaiyun, calligraphy of a poem by Li Bai, describing the Emperor’s beautiful and beloved consort Yang Guifei from the Tang dynasty, signed “Li Kaiyun,” sealed “Kaiyun Huayin,” ink on paper, size 43 x 12 in. $800-1,000

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513 Set of Four Flower and Calligraphy Hanging Scrolls, China, 20th century, in the manner of Yu Shun, each scroll depicting seasonal flowers, plants, or fruit, including wisteria, lotuses, persimmon, and loofa vines, each with four-character calligraphy titles offering good wishes, calligraphy signed “Da Le” with one artist’s seal, paintings signed “Yu Shun” with two artist’s seals, dated “bingzi” year (1996), ink and color on paper, each scroll 33 1/2 x 23 1/2 in. $4,000-6,000


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514 Hanging Scroll Depicting Camels, China, in the manner of Xu Shuzhi (1922-2002), camels and travelers taking a break on the road, titled “Resting,” with inscription “memories and friendships by the Silk Road,” dated summer 1978, signed “Shuzhi,” with two artist’s seals “Xu” and “Shuzhi,” one leisure seal “Tianshan Nanbei” (all over the world), ink and color on paper, painting 26 3/4 x 27 in. $3,000-5,000 515 Hanging Scroll Depicting Pumpkins, China, in the manner of Wang Mingfang (1957-), two large pumpkins with vines, signed “Mingfang,” with one artist’s seal “Wang Mingfang Yin,” ink and color on paper, painting 38 1/4 x 13 in. $800-1,000

516 Hanging Scroll Depicting Shrimp, China, in the manner of Lou Shibai (1981-), signed “Shibai,” with one artist’s seal “Shibai,” ink on paper, painting 12 1/4 x 17 1/2 in. $8,000-10,000

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517 Hanging Scroll Depicting a Landscape with a Scholar, China, in the manner of Longchi Shanren (1737-1807), inscribed and signed “Longchi Shanren” with two artist’s seals, ink and color on paper, painting 37 1/2 x 12 1/4 in. $2,000-3,000 518 Hanging Scroll Depicting Two Scholars in the Mountain, China, in the manner of Gu Yan (1872-1940), depicting pine trees, mountains, a river, and two scholars on a bridge, with an inscription translated as “visiting an old friend by the bridge over the river,” signed “Gu Yan Mo Qi,” sealed “Mo Qi,” dated “wuyin” year (1938), ink and light color on paper, painting 46 1/4 x 22 in. Note: Mo Qi is the artist’s name of Gu Yan. $800-1,000 519 Longevity Calligraphy Scroll, China, in the manner of Wa Wuzong, a large calligraphy of Chinese character shou, meaning longevity, with inscription translated as “wishing that you live as long as the pine and crane,” signed “Ma Wuzong,” with two artist’s seals “Ma” and “Wuzong,” ink on paper, painting 37 1/4 x 19 in. $800-1,000 520 Hanging Scroll Depicting a Scholar Holding a Brush, China, in the manner of Sun Xinchuan, entitled “Shu Sheng,” referring to the sage of calligraphy Wang Xizhi, inscribed and dated “guiyou” year (1993), with one artist’s seal “Sun XinChuan Yin,” ink and light color on paper, painting 26 x 24 3/4 in. $3,000-5,000

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521 Hanging Scroll Depicting Fish in a River, China, 20th century, unsigned, ink and light color on paper, painting 46 1/4 x 22 in. $800-1,000 522 Hanging Scroll Depicting Two Magpies, China, 20th century, perched on branches cawing at each other, dated and signed “Beihong,” with a seal, ink and light color on paper, painting 39 x 9 1/2 in. $800-1,000 523 Hanging Scroll Depicting a Landscape, China, 20th century, depicting a riverside with pines and craggy mountains in the distance, titled, inscribed, dated, and signed “Wu Hufan,” with two artist’s seals, ink and color on paper, painting 33 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. $800-1,000 524 Hanging Scroll Depicting a Landscape, China, in the manner of Xie Yaliu (1910-2000), a mountain range with trees, ink on paper, inscribed, dated “wuzi” year (1948), signed “Xie Yaliu,” with two artist’s seals, painting 28 3/4 x 17 1/2 in. $500-700 525 Calligraphy Couplet Hanging Scrolls, China, in the manner of Wu Dacheng (1835-1902), with two eight-character phrases in seal script, inscribed and signed “Wu Dacheng,” with two artist’s seals, calligraphy 61 x 11 5/8 in. $500-700

526 Hanging Scroll Depicting a Landscape, China, 20th century, with mountains and a waterfall, dated “1960,” and signed “He Tianjian,” with two artist’s seals, ink and color on paper, painting 25 1/2 x 12 3/8 in. $500-700 527 Calligraphy Hanging Scroll, China, 20th century, in the manner of Ma Yifu (18831967), with a seven-character four-line poem, in running script, signed “Juansou,” with an artist’s seal “Juanxi Laoren,” title slip “Ma Yifu shi zhou” with a collector’s seal, calligraphy 10 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. $300-500 528 Hanging Scroll Depicting a Landscape, China, with mountains, pavilion, and scholar, inscribed and signed “Binhong hua,” with an artist’s seal, with a long eulogy about Huang Binhong in calligraphy by Xie Youhua on the left, dated “guiwei” year (2003), ink and color on paper, painting 26 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. $500-700 529 Bamboo Folding Fan, China, sixteen sticks, decorated with calligraphy in cursive script on one side, signed with a seal, orchids in ink on the other, signed with a seal, fan ht. 12, open fan wd. 19 1/8 in. $1,000-1,500 530 Bamboo Folding Fan, China, sixteen sticks, decorated with calligraphy in cursive script on one side, signed with three seals, the other with plum blossoms in ink, and poem, signed with two seals, fan ht. 12 1/2, open fan wd. 19 1/8 in. $1,000-1,500

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531 Thirteen Loose Paintings, China, cartoonlike depictions of women mostly accompanied by flowers or animals, various seals reading “Chengfa,” “Cheng,” and “Shifa,” among others, ink and color on rice paper, sizes to 14 x 17 in. $1,000-1,200

535 Two Calligraphy Pages in an Envelope, China, 19th/20th century, both written on paper with signatures and seals, one signed “Huangbai,”the other “Huangyi,” with the same seal, paper sizes to 10 3/8 x 6 3/8, envelope 8 x 3 1/2 in. $800-1,000

532 Calligraphy, China, 20th century, in the manner of Qi Gong, with two seven-character phrases from a song poem, signed “Qi Gong,” with two artist’s seals, mounted on fabric, calligraphy 12 x 26 1/4 in. $300-500

536 Round Fan Painting of a Landscape, China, 20th century, depicting misty mountains with pavilions and pines, signed “Wu Hufan,” with a seal, ink and color on silk, mounted on fabric, painting dia. 12, mat 36 x 18 in. $800-1,000

533 Fan Calligraphy, China, 20th century, written in semi-cursive script on round fabric, signed “Wu Junqing Changshuo” with a seal, matted, calligraphy dia. 9 in. $300-500

537 Calligraphy Hanging Scroll, China, 19th/20th century, written in semi-cursive script, signed “Luo Zhenyu” with two seals, a half-cut seal to the bottom left corner, calligraphy 53 x 14 1/2 in. $800-1,000

534 Fan Calligraphy, China, 19th/20th century, written in oracle script on round paper, signed “Wu Dacheng” with a seal, mounted on silk, calligraphy dia. 8 1/2 in. $300-500

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538 Calligraphy Album, China, 20th century, with twelve leaves holding fourteen calligraphy pages, inscribed with title and publication date on the fabric cover, signed “Liang Tongshu” on the last page with date and two seals, pages 8 x 4 3/8, album 10 3/4 x 6 in. $500-700

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539 Calligraphy Album, China, 20th century, eleven leaves with ten calligraphy pages including one with two viewers’ postscripts with seals, writing Tao Yuanming’s Taohuanyuan ji on seven pages, signed “Cha Shibiao” with two seals on the ninth page, pages 9 7/8 x 5 3/8, album 11 3/4 x 7 1/4 in. $800-1,000 540 Painting Album, China, 20th century, with eleven leaves holding eight paintings depicting Chinese opera characters and legendary figures, each signed “Guan Liang” with five types of seals, two with titles, ink and color on paper, paintings 11 7/8 x 8 1/2, album 15 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. $1,000-1,200 541 Fan Calligraphy, China, 20th century, written in running script on a gilt fabric, mounted on paper, signed with a seal, calligraphy 9 1/2 x 9 3/4 in. $300-500 542 Hanging Scroll Depicting a Rooster and Flowers, China, in the manner of Liu Jiyou (1918-1983), signed and sealed “Jiyou,” dated “1980,” ink and color on paper, painting 52 x 21 1/2 in. $300-500


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543 Scroll Depicting the Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove, China, in the manner of Wang Xijing (b. 1946), landscape format, titled “Zhulin Qixian” with a written description about the sages on the left, signed, sealed, dated, and with a collector’s seal in the bottom right corner, ink and color on paper, painting 35 1/4 x 71 in. $700-900 544 Painting of Guanyin with Officials, China, 20th century, in three tiers divided by a band of clouds, the top depicting the eight-armed Guanyin seated on a lotus throne, with her attributes in her hands at the top, the middle Guanyin dressed in a robe, with a boy holding a kundika with a willow branch, the bottom depicting five officials, three seated in chairs, holding a scepter, ink and color on paper, framed and glazed, painting 42 x 23 7/8 in. $800-1,000 545 Modern Painting of a Young Woman, China, 20th century, depicting a woman in Yunnan dress sitting with vase of lotus flowers, title slip reading “Figures of Yunnan Province,” unsigned, ink and colors on paper, painting 26 3/4 x 26 3/4 in. $800-1,000

546 Painting of a Girl Sitting Under a Tree, China, Cui Jingzhe (1980-), painted in Gongbistyle, depicting an autumn scene with a girl sitting under a foliage tree, signed “Jingzhe,” with one artist’s seal reading “Cui Jingzhe,” and one collector’s seal, ink and color on paper, framed, painting 41 x 24 in. $1,500-2,000 547 Fan Painting of a Flowering Tree, China, Lin Yanbo (1924-), depicting plum blossom, trees and a rock, inscribed with a dedication and dated “dingchou” year (1997), signed “Yanbo,” with two artist’s seals, ink and light color on paper, framed, painting 7 x 20 in. $300-500 548 Dragon Panel, China, 19th/20th century, depicting a dragon and pearl in high relief on a tall column, with inlaid stone eyes, scrolling clouds, and waves all in heavy gilt against a red lacquer ground with a red and gilt flame finial, the column resting on a white and gilt lacquer elephant, the column mounted on a wood panel, lg. 66, wd. 16 in. $500-700

549 Pair of Four-panel Lacquered Floor Screens, China, 20th century, all eight panels decorated in three sections with the top depicting a flower vase in combination with auspicious plants, fruit, and scholarly items in an eight petaled reserve in gold lacquer on one side and on the other with multicolored bats and cloud scrolls in gold outlines, each of four panels of one screen depicting a legendary woman figure and a floral branch in the mid and bottom sections, respectively and that of the other depicting boys at play and a shishi dragon, each panel 72 1/2 x 16 in. $1,200-1,500

550 Seven-panel Black Lacquered Floor Screen, China, the panels decorated in gold to depict a garden scene crowded with figures, surrounding the pavilion of the Prince of Fenyang (Guo Ziyi of Tang dynasty immortalized as the God of Wealth and Happiness), within a patterned border decorated with geometric meander, floral and foliate scrolls, and archaic scrolls, the bottom of each panel with auspicious plants and flowers including Buddha’s citron, pine, lotus, plum, orchid, chrysanthemum, and pomegranate, plain reverse with patterned border in gilt, each panel 33 x 7 in. $2,000-3,000

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551 Two Lacquer Panels, Japan, 20th century, depicting the Battle of Uji, two warriors on horseback depicted in front of the Uji bridge, with weeping willow branches, and scrolling clouds, all in heavy gilt and red and black lacquer, each 35 x 41 in. $300-500

552 Dickens Chang (b. 1948), Galatea in Florida, oil on canvas, signed and dated u.l. “Dickens Chang ‘86,” titled, signed, and dated “Galatea in Florida, Dickens Chang, 1.31.1986” on the reverse, framed, sight size 23 1/2 x 17 1/2 in. $5,000-7,000

553 Dickens Chang (b. 1948), The Music of New Orleans, oil on canvas, signed and dated “Dickens Chang ‘84” u.r., titled, signed, and dated “The Music of New Orleans, Dickens Chang, 2.6.1984” on the reverse, framed, sight size 39 1/2 x 29 1/2 in. $3,000-5,000

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554 Cityscape Painting, China, Wu Tongli (1967-), depicting buildings, boats, and an arched bridge by a river, signed “Wu Tongli,” with two artist’s seals “Wu” and “Tongli,” watercolor on paper, painting 15 x 20 in. $800-1,000 555 Landscape Depicting a Sandy Waterside, China, in the manner of Charles Chu (19182008), with bare trees, rocks, fence, and waterfowl, inscribed with date (January 1990) with a seal reading “Ji-rong” (Chi-jung), ink and light color on paper, framed and glazed, painting 11 3/4 x 18 1/8 in. $400-600 556 Zhang Jianhou, Returning Home Drunk, China, painting depicting a drunk man walking with a horse, titled, inscribed, and dated “renwu” year (2002), signed “Jianhou,” and sealed “Zhang Jianhou,” ink and color on paper, painting 23 x 24 1/2 in. $700-900

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557 Painting Depicting a Flying Dove, China, 1980, in the manner of Meilin Han (b. 1936), in semi abstract style, watercolor on paper, signed “M. L. Han” in pencil in the bottom right corner, inscribed and dated with a seal reading “Meilin” at bottom left, framed and glazed, painting 13 7/8 x 15 in. $3,000-5,000


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558 Painting of a Waterside Village in Autumn, China, Sheng Shi, titled, sealed “Sheng Shi,” ink and color on paper, painting 25 1/2 x 26 in. $700-900

559 Painting Depicting a Small Town on a Rainy Day, China, Wan Qingli (1945-), titled “the memory of Jiangnan,” signed “Qingli,” with three artist’s seals “Qingli,” “Wan,” and “Qingli,” ink and color on paper, painting 35 1/2 x 19 in. $800-1,000

560 Painting Depicting Cranes in Moonlight, China, Liu Guangxia (1938-), titled “Foggy Moonlight,” inscribed and dated “April 1989 in Beijing,” signed “Guangxia,” with two seals “Liu” and “Guangxia,” ink and color on paper, painting 53 1/2 x 26 1/2 in. $800-1,000 560

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561 Abstract Painting of the Chinese Character for Harmony, China, Cai Changlin (1954-), titled and inscribed “a family in harmony will prosper in everything—the left side of the character harmony illustrates a woman, a man, and a child in a house and the right side shows a family farm,” dated “guimei” year (2003), signed “Changlin,” sealed “Cai Changlin,” ink and color on paper, painting 26 x 25 1/2 in. $800-1,000

562 Painting Depicting a Man Riding a Horse, China, Cai Changlin (1954-), titled and inscribed “this motif was from a Han dynasty mirror and was drawn by the artist at the Historical Museum of Shaanxi,” dated fall, “renwu” year (2002), signed “Changlin,” sealed “Cai Changlin,” ink and color on paper, 25 1/2 x 25 3/4 in. $800-1,000

563 Painting of Egrets with Yellow Beaks, China, Sun Mingcun (1937-), depicting four egrets standing in reeds, inscribed, dated summer, “bingyin” year (1986), signed “Sun Mingcun,” sealed “Sun Mingcun,” ink and light color on paper, painting 26 x 26 in. $700-900

564 Painting Depicting a Village Scene, China, Zhu Xiuli (1938-), inscribed with a poem describing cows resting after work and farmers taking a nap after lunch, dated “guihai” year (1983), signed “Xiuli,” with artist’s seals “Zhu” and “Xiuli,” ink and color on paper, painting 19 x 23 1/2 in. $800-1,000 565 Painting of Reeds, China, Liu Guangxia (1938-), depicting reeds and small boats in the wind, inscribed with a dedication, dated “1987,” signed “Guangxia” and sealed “Guangxia,” ink and color on paper, painting 26 1/2 x 25 1/2 in. $800-1,000 566 Painting Depicting a Mountain Landscape, China, Wang Yun, titled “waterfall, river and verdant mountains,” signed “Wang Yun,” sealed “Wang Yun,” ink and color on paper, painting 25 x 52 in. $700-900

568 Hanging Scroll Depicting Plum Blossoms, China, Zhao Renbao, titled, inscribed, and dated winter, “xinsi” year (2001), signed “Renbao,” with two artist’s seals “Zhao” and “Renbao,” ink and color on paper, painting 70 x 38 in. $700-900 569 Xiao Shi, Spring at Lake Tai, China, inscribed with a poem praising the calm spring in Jiangnan, dated spring, “guiyou” year (1993), signed “Xiao Shi,” and sealed “Wei,” ink and color on paper, painting 25 1/2 x 25 1/2 in. $400-600 570 Hanging Scroll Depicting Plum Blossoms, China, Zhao Renbao, entitled, inscribed, dated “renwu” year (2002), signed “Renbao,” with two artist’s seals “Zhao” and “Renbao,” ink and color on paper, painting 24 x 53 in. $700-900

567 Painting of a Snowy Landscape, China, Wang Lisuo (1952-), depicting tall birch trees and small cottages in the snow, signed “Lisuo,” sealed “Wang Lisuo Yin,” ink and color on paper, painting 25 1/2 x 26 1/2 in. $700-900

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571 Hanging Scroll Depicting a Waterfall Landscape, China, Yang Yanwen, contemporary painting of waterfall in the mountains with green trees and three white birds, dated “wuwu” year (1978), signed “Yanwen,” sealed “Yang Yanwen,” ink and color on paper, painting 27 x 27 in. $700-900

572 Painting Depicting Eight Horses, China, Shang Shensan (1953-), contemporary, titled and inscribed, dated “guiwei” year (2003), signed “Shensan,” sealed “Shang Shensan,” ink and light color on paper, painting 18 x 70 in. $700-900 573 Painting of a Lake after Rain, China, Xiao Shi, depicting boats and flying birds over a lake, titled, inscribed, and dated “guiyou” year (1993), signed “Xiao Shi,” and sealed “Wei,” ink and color on paper, painting 25 1/2 x 25 1/2 in. $400-600

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574 Bird and Flower Paintings from the Palace Museum, Beijing, Cultural Relics Publishing House, Beijing, 1981, 100 plates, from the Five Dynasties period (A.D. 907) to the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties (1911), with English preface, boxed, 23 x 17 in. $1,200-1,500

575 Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), Fugaku Hyakkei, Japan, early 19th century, three yellow-paper backed books, volumes I, II, and III, titled The One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji, each 9 x 6 1/4 in. $800-1,000

576 Three Chinese Scrolls in a Wooden Presentation Box, China, limited edition, published by Han Mo Xuan, Hong Kong, in August 2010, this collectible set includes a silk scroll representation of “Going Upriver at the Qingming Festival” depicting the daily life of people and landscape in the Song dynasty, a silk scroll of calligraphy “The Orchid Pavilion” by Wang Xizhi, and a traditional stitched bound book of The War of Art by Sun Tzu, together as three masterpieces that best exemplify the heritage of Chinese culture, scroll 14 x 200, box 8 x 17 x 11 in. $2,000-3,000

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577 Tsukioka Kogyo (1869-1927), Nogaku zue, Japan, c. 1898-99, two volumes from the five volume set depicting various Noh and Kyogen plays, 14 1/8 x 9 1/2 in. $4,000-6,000 578 Liaoning Provincial Museum Painting Collection, edited by Yang Renkai, published by Shanghai People’s Fine Arts Publishing House, 1986, color illustrations of 100 paintings collected by Liaoning Provincial Museum, with introduction and description of each painting, also with English foreword, contents, and notes, hardcover box, 21 x 15 in. $800-1,000

579 Portfolio of Chinese Paintings: Han to Song Dynasty, in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, published by Harvard University Press, 1933, 144 plates of paintings and calligraphy from Han to Song Dynasties, collected by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, with a descriptive text by Kojiro Tomita, boxed, 19 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. $800-1,000


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580 Portfolio of Chinese Paintings: Yuan-Qing Dynasty, in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, published by Harvard University Press, 1933, 178 plates of the paintings and calligraphy from Yuan to Qing Dynasties, collected by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, with a descriptive text by Kojiro Tomita, hardcover box, 19 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. $500-800

582 Collections of Paintings in Tianjin Art Museum, Nanjing Museum, and Liaoning Provincial Museum, 3 vols., published by Cultural Relics Publishing Co., Beijing, 1982, illustrations of the selected paintings from three art museums, blue cotton hardcover box, each volume titled with the name of the museum, 14 1/2 x 11 in. $500-800

581 Murals in the Tombs of Tang Dynasty Li Hsien, by Shaanxi Provincial Museum, published by Cultural Relics Publishing Co., Beijing, 1974, large portfolios of forty color illustrations of murals, from one of the largest Tang dynasty tombs (excavated 1971-1972), depicting the occupant’s preeminent social position and lavish lifestyle, with fitted box, 21 x 15 in. $300-500

583 Collections from Liaoning Provincial Museums, 2 vols., Published by Cultural Relics Publishing Co., Beijing, 1st edition, 1983, all colorful illustrations of paintings and relics unearthed in Liaoning, collected by Liaoning Provincial Museums, silk hardcover box, 16 x 12 in. $700-900

584 Famous Paintings from Tang Song Yuan Dynasties, 2 vols., by Wu Tong (1940-) and Nobuyuki Minato (1947-), published by the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 2000, collections of Tang, Song and Yuan dynasty paintings in the collection of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, Japanese text, hardcover with fitted box, 18 x 13 x 3 in. $800-1,000

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585 National Treasures of Painting and Calligraphy from Jin, Tang, Song, and Yuan Dynasties, China, published by the Palace Museum, Beijing, Liaoning Provincial Museum, and the Shanghai Museum, 2002, a total of seventy-two fine early paintings and calligraphy collected by the three best art museums in China, color plates throughout with many illustrations of close-up details, three panoramic foldouts, colophons, and seals, hardcover with fitted red paper box, 4 x 19 x 15 in. $2,000-3,000

586 Wall Paintings in the Kondo Horyuji Monastery, Japan, published by The Benrido Press, Kyoto, 1951, with an introduction by Ichimatsu Tanaka, including thirty-six large size tipped-in plates printed on heavy stock, in color and collotype, showing views and details of this temple, both Japanese and English throughout, boxed, portfolio 24 x 18 1/2 in. $500-800


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587 Liaoning Tapestry, published in Japan, 1983, tapestry and embroidery in the collection of Liaoning Provincial Museum, with colorful illustrations, 251 pp., boxed, 15 x 11 in. $300-500

588 Album-Leaves: Spring Festival on the River, published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, twenty-six plates in portfolio, representing the continuous composition of the original scroll, with an English introduction, 21 x 12 1/2 in. $300-500

589 Folio, Ghost Amusements, by Lo Ping (1733-1799), published by Hong Kong Cafa Co. Ltd., 1970, three preliminary leaves, seventy-one plates (some color, in portfolio), 15 x 21 in. $300-500

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590 Masterpieces of Chinese Painting from Da Feng Tang Collection, 4 vols., published by Lian Jing Publisher, Taipei, 1978, a complete set, Chinese paintings collected by Da Feng Tang—the art studio of Zhang Daqian and Zhang Shanzi, with a title page and two preface pages of calligraphy by Zhang Daqian, with two of his seals on each volume cover, 15 x 10 in. Provenance: Collection of Christopher and Roberta Bickford. $500-700

591 Pageant of Chinese Painting, Harada Kinjiro (1882-), 3rd edition, published in Tokyo, 1959, chiefly illustrations, 1000 pp., box 13 x 10 1/2 in. $300-500 592 Great Heritages of Chinese Art, 2 vols., Zheng Zhenduo (1898-1958), published by Zhongguo gu dian yi shu chu ban she (China), 1957, sets of plates illustrating art works from ancient times in dynastic order, described both in Chinese and English, with many black and white and color illustrations, 15 x 10 1/2 in. $500-700

593 Zhang Heng, Album of Famous Paintings of the Northern and Southern Song Period, published by Cultural Relics Publishing Co., Beijing, 2nd edition, 1979, silk-covered hardcover binding, with sixty colorful albumleaf paintings from the Song dynasty (9601279), collected by the Palace Museum in Beijing and Shanghai Museum, 15 x 12 1/2 in. $500-700 594 An Old Chinese Garden: A Three-fold Masterpiece of Poetry, Calligraphy and Painting By Wen Chen Ming, studies written by Kate Kerby, published by Chung Hwa Book Company, Shanghai, 1923, studies on the paintings and calligraphic descriptions of the thirty-one scenes by Wen Zhengming (1470-1559) for the design of The Humble Administrator’s Garden, later built by Wang Xiancheng in 1509, with many illustrations, traditional stitched binding, royal blue silk hardcover with gold title, boxed, 13 1/2 x 12 in. $800-1,000

595 Gugong Zhoukan: Palace Museum Weekly, 5 vols., 1981 reprint of the 1936 original, issued by the National Palace Museum, Taipei, hard-bound in five volumes on high quality paper, with seals in color throughout, each 15 x 12 in. $1,200-1,600

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596 Shi Qu Bao Ji: Chinese Art Catalogues of the 18th Century, 20 vols., China, published by The National Palace Museum Taipei in 1969, including all the art collections in the Forbidden City during the Qing dynasty, originally complied in 1791 (Qianlong) and finished in 1816 (Jiaqing). $3,000-5,000

597 Gugong Shuhua Tulu: Illustrated Catalog of Paintings in National Palace Museum, 19 vols., China, published by The National Palace Museum Taipei in 1989, including all the Chinese painting collections in the museum, with description and full-page image for each painting, 1-26 with gaps. $1,500-1,800

598 Catalogue of Authentication Works of Ancient Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy, 13 vols., China, published by Cultural Relics Publishing House, Beijing, 1986, illustrated catalogue of the art collections from all the major museums throughout China, with index and black/white images of all the artworks. $1,500-1,800 599 Comprehensive Illustrated Catalogue of Chinese Painting, 5 vols., compiled by Suzuki Kei, published by University of Tokyo Press, 1982, including descriptions and black/ white images of Chinese painting collections all over the world, consists of (1) America and Canada, (2) Southeast, (3) Japan I, (4) Japan II, (5) Index. $800-1,000 600 Calligraphy - Shoseki Meihin Sokan, 60 vols., published by Nigensha, Tokyo, 19581976, chiefly illustrations of famous Chinese calligraphy, each 14 x 7 1/2 in. $300-500

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Asian Works of Art | Skinner Auction 2843B  

Several outstanding paintings stand out in the September Asian Works of Art auction, including artwork by Korean artist Chun Kyung-ja. Chine...

Asian Works of Art | Skinner Auction 2843B  

Several outstanding paintings stand out in the September Asian Works of Art auction, including artwork by Korean artist Chun Kyung-ja. Chine...