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  • Thumbnail for Chinese Proto-Yueyao Jar (top)
    Chinese Proto-Yueyao Jar (top)

    4" h. Ovate body with two small luted loop handles on either side of the shoulder, narrowing down towards the slightly concave base which is marked with diminishing arcs from the cord used to shear the bottom and also with residue of the kiln spurs. A short, narrow neck surmounted by a dished mouth. The finely crazed yellowish glaze falls partially down the body revealing the buff stoneware on the lower end and bottom.

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    Chinese Bronze Inlaid Belt Hook (back)

    7 1/2" l. Beveled and arced spatula form terminating in a bird's head hook, inlaid with gold and turquoise forming an intricate series of lozenge-shaped panels enclosing hook and scroll motifs in gold wire against a turquoise ground.

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    Chinese Stoneware Dish (top)

    7 1/2" w. Small dish, shallow, gently curving upward from the flat, footless bottom with traces of three large spur mounds, carved design of overlapping lotus petals with pod rings in the center, olive green crazed and glassy glaze with dark poolings in the recesses and near the base, grey body.

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    Scholars' Pleasures by Su Liuming

    Image of scholars outside enjoying music, calligraphy and wine by a professional painter of figures and narratives.

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    Chinese Stoneware Cups

    2" average height. 3 cups, campanualate with slightly thickened rims and solid straight sided foot-rings, yellowish glassy and finely crazed glaze, grey body.

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    Chinese Inscribed Bronze Mirror (back)

    4 3/8" w. Seal characters forming a frieze

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    2-Handled Vase

    Painted on each side with a petal shaped panel showing a mythical beast, the sides with birds on riverbanks and the neck with flowering plants, all between a pair of ear-shaped handles. Famile Verte pattern.

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    Scoop

    Of molded shell from with flanged edge, tapering sides , and bisque bottom. Decorated in underglaze blue, iron-red, peach, and gold.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Bronze Hand Warmer with Engraved Dragons and Flowers (view from above)
    Chinese Bronze Hand Warmer with Engraved Dragons and Flowers (view from above)

    2" h x 2 3/4" w. Ovate body with engraved design of dragons on two sides enclosed in arabesque cartouches and engraved peonies in arabesque cartouches on the other two sides, rectangular cover, domed and cast in relief with a dragon and preforated bale handle, traces of gilding and lacquer.

  • Thumbnail for Mongolian Flint Pouch and Striker (back)
    Mongolian Flint Pouch and Striker (back)

    2" h x 3" w. Leather folding pouch with bail ruyi shaped bronze handle, bronze bird from escutcheons flanking a diamond form made up of bats and ruyi heads around a cross in a circle, all above an axe head form steel base with incised inscription.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Carved Yingqing Porcelain Bowl
    Chinese Carved Yingqing Porcelain Bowl

    2 3/4" h x 6 7/8" w. Conical form with fine wedge-shape foot ring, floral and birds carved with dotted combed effect in the interior, pale blue glaze, base and foot ring partially glazed leaving a small burnt red unglazed area in the center, foliate rim.

  • Thumbnail for Three Pekinese pups in ivory with five section inro - back side
    Three Pekinese pups in ivory with five section inro - back side by Gyokushi

    Back side of Japanese lacquer inro case with ivory toggle in the form of three Pekinese puppies, climbing one on top of the other. The inro case is decorated with a hen and chick in gold and red lacquer pecking at the ground under a spray of bamboo.

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    Three Pekinese pups in ivory with five-part inro case(side one) by Gyokushi

    Japanese lacquer inro case with ivory toggle in the form of three Pekinese puppies, climbing one on top of the other. The inro case is decorated with a hen and chick in gold and red lacquer pecking at the ground under a spray of bamboo.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Enamel Bronze Fingernail Guard (front)
    Chinese Enamel Bronze Fingernail Guard (front)

    3 3/4" l. Arced and tapered fprm with reticulated design on the reverse and enamel floral design on the front.

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    Chinese Stone Relief Carving (center detail)

    Detail of two central figures on relief remnant. Both seated, the one on the right being male based on the attire worn. The male figure gestures with his right hand toward the female figure, the meaning of which is not clear.

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    Plate

    Painted in grisaille, sepia, flesh tones and gilt with the well-known scene of a gypsy woman reading the palm of a gentleman in a plumed hat as he reclines beside his horse within strap-work borders.

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  • Thumbnail for Chinese Jizhou Tomb Vase (baluster)
    Chinese Jizhou Tomb Vase (baluster)

    Pair - 5 1/2" h. Baluster - 6 1/8" h. A pair of pyriform vases on a high splayed foot, molded with a raised floral scroll above a raised band which is over a band overlapping lotus leaves, an incised thin band on the wide neck terminating in a flat ringed mouth. The dirty light brown and crazed glaze on the exterior falls to halfway down the foot where the grey sugary body is brown from firing. A third vase is of baluster form with molded leaves on the shoulder below the bulbous portion and on the foot, two applied tubular handles above an incised ring on the neck. The dirty light brown glaze is halfway down the foot.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Jianyao "Hare's Fur" Bowl (bottom)
    Chinese Jianyao "Hare's Fur" Bowl (bottom)

    2 3/4" h x 4 5/8" w. Flared side turning upward near the rim and indented toward the footring, the dark brown stoneware is covered with a brown glaze inside and two-thirds of the way down on the outside where it has pooled, thinning on the lip. In addition to the brown, radiating streaks of black are on the interior and exterior.

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    Chinese "Hare's Fur" teabowl (bottom)

    2 1/2"" h x 4 1/4""w. Bottom view of hare's fur teabowl.

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    Reticulated Cup and Saucer

    Both covered by honeycomb like grid. Border decoration is sepia with plum flowers in medallions. Mauve star-burst design on cup. Saucer with one flower in central medallion. Famille Rose.

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    Eagle Coffee pot

    Worn gold border top rim. Reed entwined handle. Berry finial on top. Eagle on both sides. Sepia color. Plain shield and background behind head with gold stars.

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    Budai Statue

    This figure probably Budai Heshang, the Maitreya Buddha. "Budai" means cloth bag and refers to the hemp sack in which Budai Heshang carried his possessions.

  • Thumbnail for Teabowl and Saucer
    Teabowl and Saucer

    Decorated in polychrome enamels and gold, teabowl and saucer with partial border of spearheads at the rim and central scene of the Crucifixion.

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