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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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    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.

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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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    Chinese Copper-red Glazed Vase - view 1

    5 7/8" h. Baluster form with amethyst colored glaze, finely crackled, fading to some irregular white areas by the foot, beveled edge flat, wide and shallow foot ring unglazed, interior unglazed, white glaze on the base inside the foot ring, splashes of deep red near and on the lip and above foot.

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    Bronze Incised Belt Hook with missing gemstone - back view

    Back view of inlaid bronze belt hook. Knob for attaching one end of the belt can be seen in the middle, with hook on end for other end of belt.

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    Bronze Incised Belt Hook with missing gemstone - side view

    Detail of scrolling pattern on inlaid bronze belt hook. Spot for possible missing gemstone can be seen at center.

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    Blue Glass Vase with Box ( vase only from above)

    Top view of small blown glass bottle, mottled with various colors ranging from light blue to brown intermixed with bits of mica to create a sparkling effect.

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    Bronze Incised Belt Hook with missing gemstone

    Detail of scrolling pattern on inlaid bronze belt hook. Spot for possible missing gemstone can be seen at center.

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    Stoneware Cup - profile view

    2" average height. One of 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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    Plate in Famille Rose

    A pair of famille rose plates painted in rich enamel colors with a lady helping her sons bait their fishing line as her companion watches lazily, a yellow diaper border on the well and pink cell on the rim interrupted by bour floral panels.

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    Chinese Yueyao Stoneware Offering Set - top view

    Tray - 8 1/2" w. Cups 1 7/8" h x 3 1/2" w. Five campanulate cups with slightly thickened rims and straight sided footrings fastened in a circle to the inside of a flaring short rim of a round tray with convex bottom containing a double beaded ring, concave base of the tray unglazed, pale yellowish brown glassy glaze, finely crazed, ending at the bottom in large droplets and pooling to a heavy bead.

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    Chinese Tomb Candle Holders - view 3

    7" h. Paneled hu-formed stem with two degenerated animal head handles, molded in relief with floral sprays divided by bow-form raised and molded vertical lines raised on a high tapered base molded in relief with a frieze of stylized lotus petals, supported by five simple feet, surmounted by a hexagonal drip pan, on top there is an inverted scalloped tip collar surmounted by a tapered lip, minutely crazed greenish-beige glaze carelessly applied

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Junyao Bowl - top view
    Chinese Junyao Bowl - top view

    6 3/4" w. Campunulate form with slightly inverted rim, carved with two tiers of overlapping petals just above the foot on the exterior and freely carved floral scrolls in the interior of the bowl, the unglazed base has a shallow narrow foot ring, a blue glaze on the exterior and interior terminating to a mushroom color on the rim, an incised quarter moon on the base. Song Dynasty or later.

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    Chinese Carved Wooden Figure of Old Farmer - front view

    4 1/2" h. A figure of an elderly bearded man in peasant clothes and bare feet, standing, holding a pouch in his right hand by his side and raising his left hand, boxwood.

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    Stoneware Cup - profile view

    2" average height. One of set of 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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    Seated Buddha on Wooden Stand

    Carved, red lacquer laughing Buddha, seated with right knee raised, hand clutching a set of prayer beads resting upon it.

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    Yueyao Stoneware Cup (bottom)

    2"h x 4"w. Bottom view of small bowl with crackled light green glaze.

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    Yueyao Stoneware Cup (top)

    2"h x 4"w. small bowl with crackled light green glaze.

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    Blue Glass Vase with Box

    Small blown glass bottle, mottled with various colors ranging from light blue to brown intermixed with bits of mica to create a sparkling effect. Presented to Robert Thorp in a small box with stand.

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    Carved Bone Figure of Buddhist Guardian (front)

    Guardian figure shown from the front, highlighting his military uniform and the sway of his stance. Made of bone, approximately 6 inches in height. Back view.Guardian figure shown from the rear, highlighting his military uniform and the sway of his stance. Made of bone, approximately 6 inches in height.

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    Funerary Vases (view 2) vase 2

    This unusual green glaze jar belongs to a particular type of funerary vessel made during the Three Kingdoms and Western Jin dynasties. Called a hunping (spirit jar), it has a long tapered body topped by a configuration of architectural elements and animals. In this example, figures circle the jar as other creatures swarm up the neck of the container.

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    Chinese Earthenware Tomb Vase

    7 1/2" h. Bottle-form vase with pyriform body raised on a high splayed foot, the neck spreading outward near the top of culminating to an inverted scalloped collar which is surmounted by an inward tapered lip, two degenereated animal head handles are applied to the neck, molded with lobed bulbous portion above which is a band of vertical reeding with looped pendants, then a Greek key band followed finally by reeding continuing up to the collar, minutely crazed greenish-beige glaze carelessly applied.

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    Chinese Carved Jade Seal of Turtle - view 3

    2 1/4"" x 2 1/4"". Mottled green jade with white and black inclusions, carved in cylindrical form with a turtle surmounted.