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1 Lot 1: Palace Sized Cloisonne Censer Palace Sized Cloisonne Censer Lot 1: Palace Sized Cloisonne Censer

Monumental Chinese Cloisonne Censer, circular form to body, the exterior decorated with enameled mountain, landscape and deer design on blue ground, with central tree image and cranes overhead. The body has two large side handles and is supported on three figural cloisonne bird form legs. Removable inset collar. Domed lid with large gilt bronze finial of a dragon head with body writhing on cloud-covered surface. Possible museum accession numbers on interior of lid. Accompanied by a hardwood platform with pierced design to sides and fret feet. Overall – 41″ H x 30″ W x 24″ D. Stand – 6″ H x 23″ W x 26″ D. Likely Qing period, circa 1900 or earlier. Provenance: Private Nashville, Tennessee collection. CONDITION: Losses to enameling on body near intersection with handles, up to 3″ W. Multiple smaller areas of scattered losses throughout, including a 5″ loss of linear enameling to lid. Some small holes to hollow bird feet. One bird leg has been reattached. [See more photos →]

$1,800.00$2,200.00
2 Lot 2: Asian Inlaid Bronze Vase Asian Inlaid Bronze Vase Lot 2: Asian Inlaid Bronze Vase

Japanese or Chinese inlaid bronze vase, baluster form with figural elephant head mask handles. Silver line inlay to neck and base and incised bird designs including a hawk and rooster, floral decoration to the body with gilt highlights. 13" H x 7 3/4" dia. Late 19th/early 20th century. CONDITION: Overall good condition with very light wear. Retains the original patina. One area of uneven wear to patina noted to back area of rooster. [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
3 Lot 3: Asian Travel Shrine, Bronze Cat, and Famille Rose Jar Asian Travel Shrine, Bronze Cat, and Famille Rose Jar Lot 3: Asian Travel Shrine, Bronze Cat, and Famille Rose Jar

Three (3) Asian items, including Buddhist travel shrine or reliquary, Chinese bronze cat, and Famille Rose jar. 1st item: Buddhist travel shrine or reliquary, lacquer exterior with curved sides, elaborate pierced and engraved latch and hinges. Gilded interior with removable brass and lacquer stand supporting a pearl encased in blown glass globe, atop a carved and giltwood platform. Valance painted blue with gilt floral decoration and molded edges. Also includes miniature flower pot and armadillos for placing at shrine. 8 1/2" H x 5" W x 3" D. 2nd item: Chinese bronze figure of a recumbent cat, hollow form, raised on a custom molded hardwood stand. Overall – 4" H x 7" W x 4" D. 20th century. 3rd item: Finely enameled Chinese Famille Rose circular covered jar with raised, scalloped rim having birds and butterflies on a gilt painted ground, over a body decorated with figures in a picturesque landscape. Inset, lift-top lid has gilt pomegranate finial and courting scene decoration of man and woman, each holding a fan. 4 1/4" H x 5" diameter. Qing Dynasty, 19th century. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition with some small minor losses to exterior edges and to top; shrinkage crack to top; 1 pin missing to hinge, chip to glass globe. 2nd item: Small spot of wear to spine of cat. 3rd item: 2 flakes to rim, 1/2" and 1"W. Light wear to gilding. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
4 Lot 4: Chinese Yixing Teapot, Cheng Shouzhen Chinese Yixing Teapot, Cheng Shouzhen Lot 4: Chinese Yixing Teapot, Cheng Shouzhen

Chinese Yixing teapot, signed Bing Xing Dao Ren, seal used by Cheng Shouzhen (1858-1939) impressed on underside. Decorated with calligraphy inscription to one side and incised naturalistic motifs to the other, with relief molded fruit and leaf decoration atop lid. Additional seal impression to underside of lid. 2 1/2" H x 7" W x 5" dia. Circa 1928. Note: Cheng Shouzhen was a renowned zisha master during the late Qing to early Republican period. Teapots made by Cheng Shouzhen won prizes at the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition and the 1917 Chicago International Fair. CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$700.00$900.00
5 Lot 5: Chinese Famille Rose Cong Vase, mounted as lamp Chinese Famille Rose Cong Vase, mounted as lamp Lot 5: Chinese Famille Rose Cong Vase, mounted as lamp

Chinese Republic Period Famille Rose Cong Vase, yellow ground with differing hand painted vignettes on each side, depicting figures engaged in various activities. Mounted as a lamp with carved wood base and old wiring/plug. Vase – 10" H. Overall – 26" H. Chinese, early to mid 20th century. CONDITION: Base drilled, otherwise vase in very good condition. 3" section of wood missing from wood base. Needs rewiring. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
6 Lot 6: 2 Large 19th Century Rose Medallion Chargers 2 Large 19th Century Rose Medallion Chargers Lot 6: 2 Large 19th Century Rose Medallion Chargers

Two (2) Qing Dynasty Rose Medallion chargers, each with central bird and peony medallion surrounded by four vignettes of alternating figures and birds with butterflies, on a floral decorated ground. One charger measures 16" diameter and has more green in the background decoration. The other measures 15" and has bird, scroll and lantern motifs flanking the sides of the vignettes. Both Chinese, 19th century. Note: a receipt for the 1995 purchase of these chargers for $3,600 from Ford A. Kalil Antiques Inc. of Bethesda, MD accompanies this lot. CONDITION: 15" charger: some wear and losses to enamels (mostly white spots) and some possible yellow overpaint in a few small areas. 16" charger: some light wear to gilt and light exfoliation to a few small spots of white enameling; overall good condition. No chips or hairlines noted on either piece. [See more photos →]

$600.00$700.00
7 Lot 7: 2 Lidded Censers and Guanyin Figure 2 Lidded Censers and Guanyin Figure Lot 7: 2 Lidded Censers and Guanyin Figure

Three (3) Chinese items, including jade censer, signed metal and cloisonne censer, and Guanyin figure. 1st item: Spinach jade censer, the cover with figural foo dog finial and carved mask handles supporting movable rings, the base with carved mask handles supporting movable rings and short paw feet with mask knees. Contains a miniature white hardstone turtle. 4 1/2" H x 4 3/4" W x 3 3/8" D. 2nd item: Signed cloisonne enamel and pierced metal censer, the lid and body with filigree floral and scrolling designs having enameled overlay depicting a phoenix and butterflies, supported by short rounded feet. Floral finial. Chinese character mark underside of base. 4" H x 4" W x 3 1/2" D. 3rd item: Hollow glazed pottery figurine depicting Guanyin seated on a naturalistic base and holding a child. Unmarked. 8 3/4" H x 5 1/2" W x 4" D. All items 20th century. Provenance: The Estate of Mary Ann Bresee, GA. CONDITION: 1st item: Some surface grime. 2nd item: Oxidation to metal. Panel from one foot is not present. 3rd item: Some surface grime. Craquelure to glaze. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
8 Lot 8: Chinese Carved Hardwood Dragon Box Chinese Carved Hardwood Dragon Box Lot 8: Chinese Carved Hardwood Dragon Box

Chinese hardwood box, likely Zitan wood, the top elaborately carved with two dragons flanking a bird or phoenix with leaf in beak, surrounded by Chinese characters and flowers, enclosed within a border of carved bats and flowers. The dragon motif is repeated on the front and sides of the box, as well as the interior of lid, which also features a carved shield with motto, "Sola Virtus" and rising sun. 5 1/3" H x 19" W x 11" D. Late Qing Dynasty, likely 19th century. Provenance: the estate of Dr. Howard T. DeHaven, Columbia, TN. CONDITION: Overall good condition with some losses to carving, particularly on top, including lower right front of top (under bird). Small loss at keyhole area and to edge of carved shield. Minor scattered wear. [See more photos →]

$900.00$1,100.00
9 Lot 9: Asian Cloisonne Censer and Plate, 2 items Asian Cloisonne Censer and Plate, 2 items Lot 9: Asian Cloisonne Censer and Plate, 2 items

Two (2) Asian cloisonne decorative items, including censor and plate. 1st item: Chinese Cloisonne censer with gilt metal foo lion finial and dragon head handles with wirework tendrils and enclosed rings, the body decorated with dragons chasing a flaming pearl amid clouds and supported on three feet with mask designs at knees; the lid with pierced floral reserves. 8 1/2" H x 9" W x 6" D. Republic period, mid 20th century. 2nd item: Cloisonne and enamel plate, molded rim with beading and open wire enamel border, surrounding a fully enameled center with birds, flowers and foliage on a dark ground. Old label on underside with script Yan Nyon. 12" diameter. Chinese or Japanese, late 19th/early 20th century. Provenance: the estate of Dr. Howard T. DeHaven, Columbia, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: Excellent condition with some minor wear/oxidation to gilding. 2nd item: Overall good condition with minor pitting to center enamel surface, some areas of missing color to enamel in border, possibly as made. [See more photos →]

$300.00$400.00
10 Lot 10: Meiji Hardwood Tray and Large Porcelain Charger Meiji Hardwood Tray and Large Porcelain Charger Lot 10: Meiji Hardwood Tray and Large Porcelain Charger

Two (2) Japanese decorative items, including hardwood tray, porcelain charger. 1st item: Hardwood tray, carved in a naturalistic leaf form with scrolled sides and incised veining. 1" H x 18" W x 11" D. Meiji period, late 19th century. 2nd item: Large porcelain charger with scalloped edges and blue and white underglaze decoration of landscape, bamboo, and peonies. 18" diameter. Probably Meiji period, late 19th century. Provenance: Private Nashville, TN collection. Consignor's mother lived and traveled extensively in Japan. CONDITION: 1st item: 1/2" chip to edge, 1 1/2" shrinkage crack to edge. 2nd item: Few firing flaws, overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
11 Lot 11: Pair of Asian Bronze Vases and Footed Bowl Pair of Asian Bronze Vases and Footed Bowl Lot 11: Pair of Asian Bronze Vases and Footed Bowl

Three (3) bronze Chinese / Japanese items. 1st item: Pair of Japanese gilt bronze or brass vases, each with engraved and applied relief decoration of birds among cattails in a landscape setting. 8" H. Meiji period, late 19th century. 2nd item: Circular bronze footed low bowl, possibly a bulb bowl, with band of raised fret and stylized dragon decoration to exterior. 3" H x 12" dia. Japanese or Chinese, probably 19th century. Provenance: Private Nashville, TN collection. CONDITION: Vases: Stubborn old tape residue around bases. One vase has a 1/2" dent to one bird; another bird on the same vase is missing its beak. Wear and apparent solder repairs to undersides of bases. Bowl: Excellent condition with nice patination. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
12 Lot 12: Pair of Daoist Bronze Figural Sculptures Pair of Daoist Bronze Figural Sculptures Lot 12: Pair of Daoist Bronze Figural Sculptures

Two (2) painted and gilt bronze Daoist figural sculptures, Chinese or Japanese. One figure holds a narrow leaf and wears a sword slung over his back, the other is bare-chested and holds a large paddle shaped leaf. Both with naturalistic bases and painted Asian character marks to interior. Ranging in size from 15″ to 15 1/2″ H. Late 19th or early 20th century. Provenance: Private Middle Tennessee collection. CONDITION: One figure has 1″ hole to back, otherwise both items in very good condition with minor wear and oxidation. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
13 Lot 13: Chinese Carved Jade Duck and Plaques, 7 items Chinese Carved Jade Duck and Plaques, 7 items Lot 13: Chinese Carved Jade Duck and Plaques, 7 items

Seven (7) carved Chinese jade items, including duck figure and plaques. 1st item: Celadon jade recumbent duck figure. Illegible ink inscription to underside of base. Includes a later raised wooden stand with sticker reading "MADE IN CHINA". Figure – 3 3/4" H x 6 1/2" W x 2 1/2" D. Stand – 1" H x 7 1/4" W x 4 3/8" D. 2nd-7th items: Six (6) small celadon jade plaques, all with carved and pierced decorations, including one (1) with black inclusions with two human figures and birds amongst foliage, one (1) with a butterfly and a flower, one (1) round shaped with floating central element surrounded by archaistic patterns and dogs, one (1) magic fungus or Ju-i head shaped with a bat, peaches, and a cloud, one (1) with a bat, peaches, and a coin surrounded by a line border, and one (1) with with coins, tassels, and a flower. Ranging in size from 2 1/8" W x 3 1/4" W. Provenance: The Estate of Mary Ann Bresee, GA. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall very good condition. Slight wear to stand. 2nd-7th items: All items overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
14 Lot 14: Monumental Black Jade or Hardstone Guanyin, 21" H Monumental Black Jade or Hardstone Guanyin, 21" H Lot 14: Monumental Black Jade or Hardstone Guanyin, 21" H

Large Chinese black jade or hardstone Guan Yin figure, depicted seated and holding a ruyi scepter, with custom carved and fitted hardwood stand. Dimensions of figure – 21" H x 13" W x 7 1/4" D (not including stand). Provenance: the estate of B. Dale Wiley, Brentwood, Tennessee. CONDITION: Old shallow chip to left shoulder. Three natural fissures to hardstone running vertically to the back, one from top to base. [See more photos →]

$1,000.00$1,400.00
15 Lot 15: Large Japanese Meiji Bronze Water Vessel or Censer Large Japanese Meiji Bronze Water Vessel or Censer Lot 15: Large Japanese Meiji Bronze Water Vessel or Censer

Japanese Meiji bronze circular censer or water vessel, with Ju-i Sceptre Head style decoration around the perimeter and inward scrolled tri-podal feet. Interior signed with four character marks and appears to read Ta Hara dakara-yo. 4 1/2" H x 14 1/4" dia. Late 19th/Early 20th century. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with scattered wear. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
16 Lot 16: Chinese Bronze Vase and Meiji Pedestal Chinese Bronze Vase and Meiji Pedestal Lot 16: Chinese Bronze Vase and Meiji Pedestal

Japanese Pedestal and Chinese Bronze Vase. 1st item: Japanese Meiji period bronze pedestal or plant stand, perimeter of top with incised and applied fretwork decoration, applied figural dragon decorations and incised waves to column, and applied vignettes of moths and floral band to base. 30 1/2" H x 10 3/4" dia.2nd item: Chinese Bronze vase, baluster form, with raised foot ring, molded circular reserves with stylized writhing dragons surrounding a longevity character symbol. 11 1/2" H. Likely provincial China, 19th century. Provenance: the estate of Victor T. Patterson, Franklin, TN. Note: born in Georgia and educated at the Parsons School of Design, Victor Patterson served as a cultural representative to Russia with Dwight D. Eisenhower's "People to People" program (prior to its privatization) before moving to the Nashville, Tennessee area to pursue a career in interior design. He was associated with Bradford's for many years before starting his own business. He decorated the Tennessee Governor's Mansion and the home of several country music stars in the 1970s, and filled his home on Franklin's historic Fourth Avenue with art and antiques from his frequent travels. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition with oxidation, 3/4" square drill hole to top. 2nd item: Some wear and abrasions, including 3/4" abrasion to one side of exterior. Oxidation and white mark to underside. Scaling to interior, possibly from water. [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
17 Lot 17: Japanese Bronze Frog Ikebana, signed Japanese Bronze Frog Ikebana, signed Lot 17: Japanese Bronze Frog Ikebana, signed

Japanese bronze Ikebana or flower frog centerpiece, constructed in three parts; the naturalistic center arm fits into a base modeled as a lily pad with figural frog, and supports a lily with removable flower frog holder. The underside of the base is extensively signed in Japanese script. 11 1/2" H x 12" dia. Possibly Meiji period, late 19th to early 20th century. Provenance: Private Nashville, TN collection. CONDITION: Edges of base (lily pad) are thin and have some small holes, possibly as made. Some wear and light oxidation to upper two pieces at center of lily. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
18 Lot 18: 7 Bound Groups of Japanese Woodblock Books plus 4 reference books 7 Bound Groups of Japanese Woodblock Books plus 4 reference books Lot 18: 7 Bound Groups of Japanese Woodblock Books plus 4 reference books

Eleven (11) Japanese related books, including attributed to Gyokuzan. 1st item: Attrib. Gyokuzan (1737-1812), woodblock printed book on laid paper, 13 volumes preserved in a blue slip case titled Kokusenya Gossen. Circa 1803. 2nd item: Attr. Sesshosai (Terai Shigefusa, Active mid 18th century), 3 volumes of bound woodblock prints on handmade laid paper, preserved in a blue slip case titled Ehon Shuyo. Card with book suggests it is a work titled "Picture Book , The Gathering of Leaves," c. 1751, and was formerly in the De Roos collection, Kobe, Japan. 3rd item: Attrib. to Yashima, Gogaku, 5 volumes of woodblock prints in blue slipcase titled Hyakka Kikoden, mid 19th century. 4th item: Attrib. Gyokuzan (1737-1812), woodblock printed partial book, 10 volumes in blue slip case titled Kokusen Chugi Den Part II. Appears to be mid 19th century, possible reprint. 5th item: 4 volumes of woodblock prints in tan slip case titled Riundan, author unknown, appears mid 19th century. 6th item: Attrib. Hishakawa Moronobu: Ressen Gaden (Pictorial Biographies of the Saints), and Kachozan Daihoe Zuroku (A Temple Guide), both reprints of Horeki publications. Housed in blue slipcase. 7th item: Attrib. Kitagawa Utamaro, 2 volumes woodblock prints in pale green slipcase titled Yoshiwara nenju gyoji. 20th century reprint. 8th-11th items: 4 loose catalogs/books, including Sotheby's May 17, 1972 auction catalog of the De Roos collection of Japanese Illustrated Books; Christie's July 10, 1979 catalog of Fine Japanese Prints… and Illustrated Books; Christie's June 19, 1967 catalog of Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art; and Dawes, Leonard: Japanese Illustrated Books, published by the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1972. Provenance: by descent from the estate of Russell and Cornelia Speights, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: 1st and 2nd items: Considerable wear and losses to wrappings, pages with worming, creasing, toning and foxing. 3rd-7th items are in better condition but still with creasing, wear, toning. 8th-11th items: Very good condition. [See more photos →]

$500.00$700.00
20 Lot 20: 3 Blue and White Porcelain Vases and Chinese Warrior Plate, 4 items 3 Blue and White Porcelain Vases and Chinese Warrior Plate, 4 items Lot 20: 3 Blue and White Porcelain Vases and Chinese Warrior Plate, 4 items

Three (3) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Vases and Plate with Warrior decoration, 4 items total. 1st item: Vase with pierced floral handles and underglaze decoration of birds and flowers in a landscape setting and bamboo decoration at rim. 16 1/2" H x 8" dia. Accompanied by a 1997 Certificate of Authenticity from L & E Co., Hong Kong, stating it is a Porcelain Temple Vase dating from the Qing Dynasty, 1821-1871. 2nd and 3rd items: Two (2) vases with underglaze enamel decoration depicting scholars. Each with pierced stylized foo dog side handles. Wax seal remnants to undersides. 16 1/2" H and 16 3/4" H; both approximately 8" dia. 4th item: Porcelain dish, circular, the front with enameled decoration of warrior figures and tablets with extensive calligraphy; iron red bats to reverse. Daoguang seal mark to reverse. 8 3/4" dia. Provenance: Private Williamson County, TN collection. CONDITION: 1st item: Hairlines to base and a few firing flaws. 2nd and 3rd items: Both in overall very good condition with some scattered firing flaws; no damage; one has stubborn sales sticker residue. 4th item: Some very light minor wear to decoration, overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$450.00$550.00
21 Lot 21: Chinese Famille Rose Tray and Bowl with Bats Chinese Famille Rose Tray and Bowl with Bats Lot 21: Chinese Famille Rose Tray and Bowl with Bats

Two (2) Chinese porcelain items, including Famille Rose tray and bowl with bats. 1st item: Chinese Famille Rose porcelain rectangular tray or plaque with curved corners, decorated with scene of two birds on branches, calligraphy poem or inscription upper right, gilt trim. 12 3/4" x 9". Late 19th to early 20th century. 2nd item: Chinese porcelain footed bowl, circular form, iron red decoration with shou symbols surrounded by flying bats; the sides with bearded iris design. Seal mark to underside. 10 1/4" diameter x 3 1/4"H. Late 19th to early 20th century. CONDITION: 1st item: 1/2" shallow flake to rim, near base of bush, a few other scattered tiny rim chips. 2nd item: 1 1/2" hairline to rim. [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
23 Lot 23: 4 Chinese Embroideries, incl. 2 w/ Deer 4 Chinese Embroideries, incl. 2 w/ Deer Lot 23: 4 Chinese Embroideries, incl. 2 w/ Deer

Four (4) Chinese Embroideries, including two (2) with flowers, vases and precious objects, float mounted on gilt mats, each approximately 16" H x 14" W sight, 21" H x 18" W framed; and two (2) with deer and birds of paradise in landscapes, 17" H x 8 1/2" W sight, 24" H x 14" W framed. Chinese, late 19th to early 20th century. CONDITION: Flower/vase embroideries in very good condition with a couple of scattered tiny light stains and loose threads. Embroideries with deer have some background fraying and losses to silk backgrounds and a few small light stains. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
324 Lot 324: 2 Asian Gouache Paintings + Watercolor on silk 2 Asian Gouache Paintings + Watercolor on silk Lot 324: 2 Asian Gouache Paintings + Watercolor on silk

Three (3) Chinese or Japanese art works, including Asian court scenes. 1st-2nd items: Two (2) finely detailed watercolor and gold leaf on silk paintings depicting Asian court scenes. In one, the figures' attention is focused on a bird in the center of a round pen; in the other, a woman climbs out a window while other figures wait outside. Images – 7" H x 6 1/4" W. Framed – 13" H x 10 1/2" W. Chinese or Japanese, 19th century or earlier. 3rd item: Watercolor on silk painting of swans and other birds in a lily pond, mounted to damask backing. Signed upper right. Image – 20" H x 40" W. Overall – 27 1/2" H x 47" W. Probably Japanese, 20th century. Provenance: Private West Tennessee collection. CONDITION: 1st and 2nd items: In the image with the bird, there is a 1/2" area of flaking to gold leaf and a smaller area of flaking just to the right, in the corner. The other piece has frame separating from backing at one corner. 3rd item: Small smudge (1/2") lower left, otherwise very good condition. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
325 Lot 325: Large Framed Chinese Scroll, Moonlit Scene Large Framed Chinese Scroll, Moonlit Scene Lot 325: Large Framed Chinese Scroll, Moonlit Scene

Large Chinese handpainted on paper scroll depicting a night time landscape scene with figures gathered by a river foreground, temple architecture with blossoming trees midground and mountains in the background under a full moon. Chinese script and seals in upper left corner, right corner, and lower right corner. Housed in a contemporary gilt metal frame. Sight – 48 1/4" H x 26 1/4" W. Framed – 51 3/4" H x 29 1/2" W. Early 20th century. CONDITION: Overall toning to paper, otherwise good condition. Frame loose at corners, mostly the bottom left & right. [See more photos →]

$400.00$450.00
326 Lot 326: Attributed to Song Wenzhi, Landscape with Buildings Attributed to Song Wenzhi, Landscape with Buildings Lot 326: Attributed to Song Wenzhi, Landscape with Buildings

Attributed to Song Wenzhi (Chinese, 1919-1991) watercolor on silk landscape scroll painting depicting 20th century buildings clustered along a mountainous coastline. Signed upper right, seal lower left. Image – 38" H x 18 3/4" W. Overall – 73" H x 24" W. 3rd quarter 20th century. Provenance: Private Nashville collection. CONDITION: Considerable creasing. Some scattered foxing and light smudges across center, toning to silk backing. [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
327 Lot 327: Japanese Watercolor Book plus Scroll Japanese Watercolor Book plus Scroll Lot 327: Japanese Watercolor Book plus Scroll

One (1) bound collection of Japanese Watercolors plus Scroll, 2 items total. 1st item: Bound volume of Japanese watercolor paintings, signed, with paintings on both sides of fold-out boards. Subjects include landscapes, boat in river, grape vines, pink and yellow flowers, bird, waterfall, and more. Housed in a gold silk covered slipcase. Silk brocade covers – 9 1/4" H x 7" W. 2nd item: Asian scroll painting, signed watercolor on silk depicting flowering prunus branches. Painting – 36" H x 13" W. Scroll – 56" H x 18" W. Provenance: by descent from the estate of Russell and Cornelia Speights, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Some discoloration to slipcase; interior paintings with light toning and foxing. Scroll: toning and scattered foxing; creasing and edge chipping. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
328 Lot 328: Southeast Asian Mandala and framed Mughal style illustration Southeast Asian Mandala and framed Mughal style illustration Lot 328: Southeast Asian Mandala and framed Mughal style illustration

Indian or Southeast Asian Mandala, framed book page, and unbound book. 1st item: Mandala painted on linen, depicting a Wheel of Time or Kalachakra symbol at the center of ared and white geometricform, surrounded by additional geometric forms with scrolling and foliate motifs, on a black ground. Housed under glass in a wooden shadow box frame with a gilt wood rabbet edge. Sight – 14 1/4" square. Framed – 18 1/2" squarex 1 1/2" D.Early to mid 20th century. 2nd item: Watercolor and gouache on paper manuscript book page, illustrated on one side with small Mughal style image of three women in an interior setting and framed under double-sided glass in a red painted wood frame. Sight – 4 1/2" H x 10 1/2" W. Framed – 11" H x 17 1/4" W. 19th century. 3rd item: Set of one hundred and seven (107) loose manuscript pages from Southeast Asian book, printed ink on handmade laid and woven paper, double sided, each side with approximately six rows of black script surrounded by a black line border, most with red ink to paper edges. All approximately 3 3/4" H x 14 1/8" W. 19th century. Provenance: the estate of Kent Cathcart, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: 1st item: Minor areas of loss to frame. Not examined outside of frame. 2nd item: Areas of loss, possibly insect damage, largest 1/2" x 1 1/4", to paper. Not examined outside of frame. 3rd item: Overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$300.00$350.00
329 Lot 329: 2 Chinese Vases, incl. Gu Vase Lamp 2 Chinese Vases, incl. Gu Vase Lamp Lot 329: 2 Chinese Vases, incl. Gu Vase Lamp

Two (2) Chinese vases, including Qing Dynasty. 1st item: Qing Dynasty Famille Rose or Rose Medallion vase, celadon ground with vignettes depicting scenes of Mandarin figures engaged in various activities, enclosed within raised borders and surrounded by bird, butterfly and prunus decoration, with scalloped lip at mid-body and applied gilt elephant masks at neck. 16 1/2" H. Chinese, late 19th century. 2nd item: Gu or Beaker vase, now mounted as a lamp, with blue and white rock and flower decoration. Mounted to a round wood base, with brass double light socket mounted to top and mid 20th century wiring. Vase – 17 1/2" H. Overall – 19" H. Chinese, likely 18th century. Provenance: the estate of Victor T. Patterson, Franklin, TN. Note: born in Georgia and educated at the Parsons School of Design, Victor Patterson served as a cultural representative to Russia with Dwight D. Eisenhower's "People to People" program (prior to its privatization) before moving to the Nashville, Tennessee area to pursue a career in interior design. He was associated with Bradford's for many years before starting his own business. He decorated the Tennessee Governor's Mansion and the home of several country music stars in the 1970s, and filled his home on Franklin's historic Fourth Avenue with art and antiques from his frequent travels. CONDITION: 1st item: Some chipping and enamel loss/wear to base of vase, largest chip 1/2"; some wear and tiny glaze chips at mid section; 2 1/2" hairline or firing flaw to side (does not extend to or from rim). Needs rewiring and may not be functional. Lacks lampshade and fitting to hold lampshade. 2nd item: Professionally repaired breaks to circumference of midsection and 5 x 2 area to rim; a few other small areas of overpaint visible under UV light. Some losses/small flakes to enameled decoration. Some persistent old sales sticker residue just below mid lip. Some wear to gilt handles. [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
330 Lot 330: Chinese Famille Rose Vase, light blue ground Chinese Famille Rose Vase, light blue ground Lot 330: Chinese Famille Rose Vase, light blue ground

Chinese Famille Rose Vase, baluster shaped with flared and scalloped rim, decorated with a band of iron red chrysanthemums and green foliage that repeats at the base; the neck with vignettes of birds and peonies over large circular vignettes of Birds of Paradise and butterflies amid flowers and bamboo, all on a light blue ground with enameled yellow scroll and pink floral decoration. Body with applied Chih Lung dragons at shoulder and two applied foo dog handles at neck. 14"H. Late 19th to early 20th century. Accompanied by a contemporary 6"H round hardwood stand. Provenance: the estate of Dr. Howard T. DeHaven, Columbia, TN. CONDITION: 2 1/2" area of professional restoration to rim, visible under UV light, otherwise very good condition. [See more photos →]

$350.00$450.00
331 Lot 331: Chinese Hat Stand and 2 Blanc de Chine Figures Chinese Hat Stand and 2 Blanc de Chine Figures Lot 331: Chinese Hat Stand and 2 Blanc de Chine Figures

Three (3) Chinese porcelain items, including one (1) hat stand, two (2) blanc de chine figures. 1st item: Chinese porcelain hat stand, hexagonal form, with enameled decorations of woman, precious objects, and crane in landscape, along with calligraphy poem or inscriptions. Mounted as a lamp with hardwood rim and base. Hat stand – 11 1/2" H. Overall – 27"H. Includes 1984 receipt from Chinese Arts & Crafts (HK) Ltd stating this item is over 100 years old. 2nd and 3rd items: Two (2) Chinese blanc de chine porcelain figures, one of Guanyin holding a ruyi scepter with basket at her feet, the other of a woman holding a ruyi scepter and seated on an elephant. Both with stamped marks to reverse. 5 1/2" H. Early to mid 20th century. Provenance: West Tennessee collection. CONDITION: Hat stand has been drilled for electric cord. Functionality not tested or guaranteed. Blanc de chine figures are both missing fingers on one hand. Guanyin has some grime at top of headdress and in crevices, and some crazing. [See more photos →]

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815 Lot 815: 3 Enameled Miniature Birds, incl. Suhai 3 Enameled Miniature Birds, incl. Suhai Lot 815: 3 Enameled Miniature Birds, incl. Suhai

Three (3) Miniature Cloisonne Enamel Birds, including Chinese Suhai. 1st item: Chinese Suhai enameled gilt filigree bird of paradise on celadon hardstone base, signed. 2 1/2" H x 7" L. 2nd item: Chinese Suhai enameled gilt filigree bird with red faux stone cabochon on polished black hardstone base. 3" H x 4" L. 3rd item: Unmarked silver filigree and cloisonne crane. 2 1/2" H. All items 20th century. Provenance: the estate of Dr. Howard T. DeHaven, Columbia, TN. CONDITION: All items overall excellent condition. 1st item has a few miniscule chips to base. 3rd item has some tarnish. [See more photos →]

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816 Lot 816: Chinese White Jade Scholar’s Rock and Brush Pot Chinese White Jade Scholar’s Rock and Brush Pot Lot 816: Chinese White Jade Scholar’s Rock and Brush Pot

Two (2) Chinese White Jade items. 1st item: Carved white jade scholar’s rock or boulder, depicting a seated immortal flanked by a young boy holding a flowering branch and a duck. 2 3/4″ H x 4″ W. 2nd item: Carved white jade double brush pot, comprised of melon shaped bowls supported by a carved lotus petal base with reticulated vines to the sides. 1 3/8″ H x 5″ L x 2 1/2″ D. CONDITION: Both items overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

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817 Lot 817: 4 Chinese Jade pcs., incl. Carved Jade Figural Brush 4 Chinese Jade pcs., incl. Carved Jade Figural Brush Lot 817: 4 Chinese Jade pcs., incl. Carved Jade Figural Brush

Four (4) Chinese jade items, including figural brush rest, plaques, snuff bottle. 1st item: Carved white jade figural brush rest, depicting swans atop lily pads with a scrolling foliate canopy. 1 3/4" H x 7 1/8" W. 19th century. 2nd item: Pale celadon oval plaque with incised dragon decoration and mounted into a gilt metal pendant setting with signature on the back. 2 1/2" H x 1 1/2" W. 3rd item: Carved russet jade plaque with pierced and incised character decoration. 2 5/8" H x 1 3/4" W. 4th item: Carved pale celadon jade snuff bottle with dragon head handles and a pink hardstone stopper. 3" H. 2nd-4th items 20th century. CONDITION: 1st item: Some minor russet inclusions on the base, overall very good condition. 2nd item: Hairline to jade lower left corner, otherwise very good condition. 3rd item: Overall very good condition. 4th item: Overall very good condition with natural fissure to the shoulder. [See more photos →]

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818 Lot 818: 8 Chinese Carved Jade Items, incl. Purse 8 Chinese Carved Jade Items, incl. Purse Lot 818: 8 Chinese Carved Jade Items, incl. Purse

Eight (8) Chinese carved jade items, including a silk embroidered purse with jade handles. 1st item: One (1) Qing dynasty embroidered silk bag constructed with two rank badges depicting pink phoenixes sewn together, with jade bangle handles. 2nd-8th items: Seven (7) pieces carved pale celadon and white jade. Two (2) pale celadon bangles, four (4) plaques with carved and pierced designs of motifs and animals, including one (1) dragon figural with russet inclusions, one (1) in the shape of a butterfly, one (1) with carved shou symbol between two c-scrolls, one (1) carved narrative scene of a person kneeling by a riverside while another floats past in a covered boat with characters inscribed en verso, and one (1) pierced carving of two phoenixes or peacocks. All items ranging in size from 1 7/8" L x 1 1/4" W x 3/8" D to 13" L x 11" W. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Loss or previous breakage visible on antennae of butterfly shaped carving, which has patch (1/8") of unfinished jade on one side and a protrusion on the other. [See more photos →]

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819 Lot 819: Chinese White Jade Ruyi Scepter Chinese White Jade Ruyi Scepter Lot 819: Chinese White Jade Ruyi Scepter

Large Chinese carved white jade Ruyi scepter, the head with carved longevity symbol flanked by bats and lotus decoration and the handle with Chinese character and peach decoration. 9 1/2″ L. CONDITION: Small fissure and russet inclusions to tip of handle. [See more photos →]

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820 Lot 820: Chinese Jade Crane & Pine Brush Pot Chinese Jade Crane & Pine Brush Pot Lot 820: Chinese Jade Crane & Pine Brush Pot

Chinese carved light celadon jade brush pot with relief and reticulated crane and pine tree decoration. 3 3/4" H x 3 3/4" dia. CONDITION: Scattered light inclusions, overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

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821 Lot 821: Chinese Hardstone Trees w/ Cloisonne Jardinieres Chinese Hardstone Trees w/ Cloisonne Jardinieres Lot 821: Chinese Hardstone Trees w/ Cloisonne Jardinieres

Pair of Chinese hardstone trees, comprised of hardstone chrysanthemum flowers and leaves, in round cloisonne enamel jardinieres decorated with vignettes of blue birds and lilies. Approximately 14 3/4" H x 12" W. Early 20th century. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

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822 Lot 822: 4 Asian Bronzes incl. Temple Dogs & Buddha 4 Asian Bronzes incl. Temple Dogs & Buddha Lot 822: 4 Asian Bronzes incl. Temple Dogs & Buddha

Four (4) Asian Bronze items, including Temple Dogs and Buddha heads. 1st & 2nd items: Pair of Southeast Asian patinated bronze foo or temple dogs depicted standing with open mouths, unmarked. 17 3/8" H x 7" W x 10 1/2" D. 20th century. Provenance: purchased in Thailand in 1964. 3rd item: Southeast Asian patinated bronze Buddha head fragment, mounted on an ebonized wood base. Fragment – 6 5/8" H. 9 1/2" total H. 19th century/Early 20th century. 4th item: Contemporary Southeast Asian bronze head fragment, mounted onto a custom wood stand. Fragment approx. 15" H. W/ Stand – 20 1/2" H. Late 20th century. CONDITION: All items with oxidation. Foo dog manes with minor scattered losses to the mane. [See more photos →]

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823 Lot 823: Pr. Chinese Red & Gilt Carved Cabinet Doors Pr. Chinese Red & Gilt Carved Cabinet Doors Lot 823: Pr. Chinese Red & Gilt Carved Cabinet Doors

Pair of Chinese carved gilt and painted cabinet doors, each having a red ground with six (6) gilt painted, carved and pierced inset panels depicting figures in outdoor settings and auspicious symbols. Mortise and tenon construction. Both float mounted and framed for hanging. Doors – 36" H x 17 1/2" W. Framed – 42" H x 24" W. Late 19th/early 20th century. Provenance: Found in Chattanooga. By oral history, auctioned from the collection of Krystal's Restaurant corporate headquarters in Chattanooga in 2013. CONDITION: One with overall wear and scattered losses to paint. The other overall good condition with losses to top right panel. Hardware not present. [See more photos →]

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988 Lot 988: Asian Samurai Box & Shrine Portal Asian Samurai Box & Shrine Portal Lot 988: Asian Samurai Box & Shrine Portal

Two (2) Asian decorative items. 1st item: Japanese lacquer Hakko Bako Samurai box, black lacquer with gilt tin corner guards, the lift-top lid topped with model of Samurai helmet and armor. Old felt lining to interior. 9" H x 9" W x 6" D. 2nd item: Southeast Asian carved hardwood shrine portal. 9 1/2" H x 10 1/2" W x 1 1/2" D. Includes a clear acrylic dome – 9 1/2" x 11" x 6". All items 20th century. Provenance: the estate of Kent Cathcart, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Box: wear and a few small losses to lacquer exterior, bends and wear to corner guards, wear to lining. Doors: A few small spots of wear/abrasions, overall excellent condition. Doors glued shut. [See more photos →]

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989 Lot 989: 14 Asian Decorative Items, incl. Porcelain Month Wine Cups 14 Asian Decorative Items, incl. Porcelain Month Wine Cups Lot 989: 14 Asian Decorative Items, incl. Porcelain Month Wine Cups

Fourteen (14) Asian Decorative Items, incl. Porcelain Wine Cups. 1st-12th items: Set of twelve (12) Chinese Famille Rose eggshell porcelain wine or tea cups with scalloped rims and flowering branch with bird decoration, representing the months of the year. Each cup with blue six character Kuang Hsu mark to the base. All housed in a custom fitted box. 2" H x 3 1/8" dia. 4" H x 16 5/8" W x 9 1/8" D. Modern, 20th century. 13th item: Chinese carved celadon hardstone censer. Archaistic 2-piece form, the elaborate lid having movable ring handles, and the urn having a pedestal base with figural foo dog mask handles with movable rings. Fitted with a custom wood stand. 11 1/8" H w/out stand. 20th century, Modern. 14th item: Chinese carved celadon hardstone figure depicting a female atop and integral brown hardstone pedestal base holding a fan. 8" H. 20th century. CONDITION: Tea cups and box in excellent condition. Censer and figure overall good condition with light general wear. [See more photos →]

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990 Lot 990: 6 Japanese Carved Okimono Figurals 6 Japanese Carved Okimono Figurals Lot 990: 6 Japanese Carved Okimono Figurals

Group of six (6) Japanese carved and inked ivory okimonos including 1: a standing male figural holding a fan and bucket resting one foot upon a flowering tree, 2: a kneeling scholar with book marked with red seal on the base, 3: a laughing and kneeling figure holding a fish and fan with chop marks on the base, 4: a seated scholar surrounded by desk items all mounted on an oval base with red seal to the underside, 5: a figural of an elephant with four young boys on a round footed base and 6: a carved gourd figural having boat and landscape carving with red seal and chop marks to the underside. Ranging in size from 1 3/4" H x 2 588" W to 6 1/2" H x 2 1/8" W. Circa 1900. Provenance: an East Tennessee estate. Note: This lot can only be sold to a resident of the State of Tennessee. This lot contains animal or plant material that may be restricted under federal, state, and/or local law. Bidders should check all applicable government wildlife restrictions prior to placing a bid. The buyer will be solely responsible for obtaining any necessary license or permits applicable to the sale or transport of the object. CONDITION: All items overall good condition. [See more photos →]

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991 Lot 991: 11 Chinese Carved Jade Items 11 Chinese Carved Jade Items Lot 991: 11 Chinese Carved Jade Items

Grouping of eleven (11) Chinese carved jade items. 1st item: One (1) carved Chinese jade lidded censer on tripod footed base with flower decorated and ring handles. 2nd item: One (1) celadon jade archer's ring with russet facet. 3rd-4th items: Two (2) carved plaques with holes through centers for stringing, one pale jade with russet inclusions in the form of a snuff bottle and the other of rectangular celadon jade in an allover pattern. 5th-10th items: Seven (7) carved figurals including one (1) mottled russet and pale jade carving of a man holding a drum, two (2) eggplant carvings, one (1) foo dog, two (2) monkey or animal carvings, and one (1) dragon perched on a leaf. All items ranging in size from 1 1/2" L x 3/4" W x 3/8" D to 3 3/4" L x 3 1/2" W x 2 1/4" D. CONDITION: All items overall in very good condition, some natural inclusions and minor natural fissures. [See more photos →]

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992 Lot 992: 10 Chinese Carved Jade Items 10 Chinese Carved Jade Items Lot 992: 10 Chinese Carved Jade Items

Grouping of ten (10) Chinese carved jade plaques. 1st-2nd items: Two (2) celadon discs, one (1) decorated on both sides with connecting c-scroll design framed by a meandering pattern, and one(1) featuring a phoenix to one side with a connecting c-scroll design framed with cross hatched outer band en verso. 3rd-11th items: Eight (8) celadon plaques, one (1) small rectangular plaque showing a character framed by swirl or water pattern, and the remaining with various carved decoration including humans, animals, and floral. All items ranging in size from 1 7/8" L x 1" W x 1/8" D to 3 7/8" L x 2 3/4" W x 1/4" D. CONDITION: Overall good condition. [See more photos →]

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993 Lot 993: Pr. Carved Wood Temple Door Columns Pr. Carved Wood Temple Door Columns Lot 993: Pr. Carved Wood Temple Door Columns

Pair of carved wooden Buddhist temple door columns, originally part of a door surround. Together with 4 custom plexiglass holders for mounting on a wall. Approximately 66" L (w/ dowel) x 2 1/4" dia. Southeast Asia, late 18th/early 19th century. Provenance: the estate of Kent Cathcart, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Overall general wear and losses. Trace remnants of paint. [See more photos →]

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994 Lot 994: Asian Carved Frame and Watercolors plus 3 Hardwood Plaques Asian Carved Frame and Watercolors plus 3 Hardwood Plaques Lot 994: Asian Carved Frame and Watercolors plus 3 Hardwood Plaques

Asian carved shelf and three (3) hardwood plaques, 4 items total. 1st item: Chinese or Japanese carved ebonized hardwood shelf with mirror and two watercolor paintings. Elaborately carved pierced crest emulating intertwined flowering prunus vines extending from a central branch, over a shallow, molded shelf with curved front ends. Vertical panel below, with relief carved prunus blossoms surrounding a central rectangular mirror and two (2) paintings (watercolor on laid paper), one (1) depicting scholars at work at a table and one (1) depicting young men practicing archery. Mortise and tenon construction. 15 1/2" H x 26 1/2" W x 3 1/2"D. Late 19th century or earlier. 2nd-4th items: Three (3) carved Chinese or Japanese hardwood panels or plaques with low relief decoration including peony and fruit, immortal with scroll, and warrior with spear, each enclosed in matching bamboo style ebonized frames. Panels late 19th to early 20th century, frames possibly later. Ranging in size from 5 1/2" H x 31" W x 1" D to 12 1/2" H x 8 1/4" W x 1" D. Provenance: Nashville, Tennessee collection. Consignor's mother acquired during travels in Asia. CONDITION: 1st item: Mirror is a fairly recent replacement. Shrinkage cracks around openings for watercolors; one watercolor (right hand side) is loose in frame. That watercolor has been removed from frame and is not glued down. Some minor warping to shelf. 2nd-4th items: Plaques depicting men have some small chips/losses to clouds and tips of warrior's helmet, up to 3/4" L. [See more photos →]

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995 Lot 995: Group of 9 carved Jade & Hardstone Items Group of 9 carved Jade & Hardstone Items Lot 995: Group of 9 carved Jade & Hardstone Items

Nine (9) Asian Carved Jade and Hardstone Items. 1st Grouping: Five (5) Asian carved jade and hardstone figural novelties including one (1) celadon jade bat toggle, one (1) carved variegated green jade fish, one (1) carved puddingstone fish, possibly an incense burner, one (1) carved hardstone boar, and one (1) carved hardstone elephant. Sizes range from 1 3/4" to 4 3/4" L. Chinese and Japanese, 20th century. 2nd Grouping: Four (4) carved jade and hardstone items. 1st item: Carved variegated green-gray jadeite pendant in the form of a lock, with incised flowering fruit design. Fitted into a later custom hardwood stand. Pendant – 4" H x 3" W x 1/8" W, with stand 4 1/2" H. (Note: this type of object was often given as a gift to a new parent, to wish the child a long life by "locking" him to the earth and keeping him safe from harm. 2nd-4th items: Three (3) Asian carved items including one (1) yellow hardstone belt hook, one (1) miniature green hardstone bowl, and one (1) white-grey jade or hardstone dragon form toggle. 2 1/4" to 4 1/2" L. All pieces 20th century. Provenance: Private Alabama collection. CONDITION: All items very good condition. [See more photos →]

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996 Lot 996: 7 Asian Various Stone & Wood Carved Animals 7 Asian Various Stone & Wood Carved Animals Lot 996: 7 Asian Various Stone & Wood Carved Animals

Group of seven (7) Asian carved animal figurals of various materials, including one (1) carved celadon jade duck with stand, one (1) celadon jade rabbit (with inset eyes), one (1) carved hardstone rabbit and one (1) kangaroo, both with inset eyes, one (1) carved green glass or quartz elephant, one (1) carved glass frog with inset eyes, and one (1) carved wood rabbit, possibly Japanese, snuff bottle and netsuke, signed on the base. Ranging in size from 1 1/8" to 3 1/4" H. All 20th century. CONDITION: All overall good condition. [See more photos →]

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997 Lot 997: 2 Japanese Porcelain Compotes and Pair Bowls 2 Japanese Porcelain Compotes and Pair Bowls Lot 997: 2 Japanese Porcelain Compotes and Pair Bowls

Four (4) Japanese porcelain items, including Imari or Arita. 1st item: Japanese Imari compote with blue and white interior, the interior with central iron red flower surrounded by red, blue and green band of bats, flowers and diaper design, within a fret border and gilt rim. 4 1/2" H x 7" diameter. Edo Period, c. 1840. 2nd item: Japanese Imari compote with ruffled rim enclosing a band of red, blue, green, lavender and peach colored bird and flower decoration and a central image of a brightly colored bird among peonies. Pedestal with deer and bamboo designs. Calligraphy inscription on underside. 5 1/4"H x 7" diameter. Meiji period, 1868-1912. 3rd and 4th items: Two (2) Imari or Arita porcelain covered bowls with Fuki Choshun inscriptions to lids and bases, all pieces with landscape, floral and medallion decoration with gilt trim. 4" H. Meiji Period, 1868-1912. CONDITION: 1st and 2nd items: wear to gilt trim. Otherwise all items excellent condition. [See more photos →]

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998 Lot 998: 3 Chinese Porcelain Items & 1 Chinese Hardstone Seal 3 Chinese Porcelain Items & 1 Chinese Hardstone Seal Lot 998: 3 Chinese Porcelain Items & 1 Chinese Hardstone Seal

Group of three (3) Asian porcelain items, 4 items total, including one (1) blue and white ginger jar with seascape decoration and a carved and pierced hardwood lid, one (1) lozenge shaped and footed fruit dish with bat, flower, peach, and shou symbol decoration and red seal to the base, and one (1) Famille Rose bowl with vignette of figures on a blue and white decorated background. Lot also includes a hardstone seal with carved and scrimshaw decoration including a band of dragon decoration to the top and landscape with fish and inscription decoration to the body. Porcelain ranging in size from 1 7/8" H x 10 1/2" W x 7 3/4" H to 7" H. Seal – 5 5/8" H. All items late 19th/early 20th century. CONDITION: All porcelain items overall good condition. Bowl and fruit dish with some slight wear to decoration. Seal overall good condition. [See more photos →]

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999 Lot 999: 19 Asian Items, incl. Chinese Export, Imari, Cloisonne 19 Asian Items, incl. Chinese Export, Imari, Cloisonne Lot 999: 19 Asian Items, incl. Chinese Export, Imari, Cloisonne

Large group of nineteen (19) Asian items, including Chinese Export porcelain, Imari, Cloisonne and more. 1st item: Chinese Export Rose Medallion plate with polychrome enamel decoration of cartouches with court and landscape scenes, birds, butterflies, and flowers, with gilt highlights throughout. 8" dia. 19th century.2nd item: Chinese Export porcelain plate with polychrome enamel decoration including bird perched upon a flowering branch to the center and with flowers and precious objects to the rim. 9" dia. 18th century.3rd item: Chinese Famille Rose leaf shaped dish with iron red and gilt accents. 7 7/8" H x 5 7/8" W. 19th century.4th-5th items: Pair of 18th century Chinese Export green and white porcelain dessert plates, with bird, floral, fruit, bat, and insect decoration. 7 5/8" dia.6th-15th items: Ten (10) Imari or Arita porcelain items, including one (1) serving bowl (2 1/2" H x 7 3/4" dia.), one (1) round plate with 4 character marks on base (1 1/4" H x 9 1/2" dia.), and eight (8) identical rectangular trays, six (6) with typed labels reading "Before 1830" on base (1 5/8" H x 8" W x 5" D). Late 19th century.16th item: Japanese Satsuma porcelain figure of a karako or young boy depicted standing and smiling in traditional clothing and standing on a pedestal. Two letter character signature on the base. 13 1/2" H. Meiji period. 17th item: Japanese celadon porcelain plate with relief and polychrome decoration depicting ducks in a pond with cattails and flowers, shaped rim. Impressed signature to the base. 9 5/8" dia. 20th century. 18th item: Cloisonne charger depicting a landscape scene with a pheasant before a cherry blossom tree within a scalloped central cartouche, surrounded by bands of floral and geometric decorations to rim. Unmarked. Metal hanging bracket en verso. 1 1/4" H x 12" dia. Early/mid 20th century. 19th item: Occupied Japan Maruni lacquerware silent butler crumb catcher box, with a metal tab and foot, wooden handle, depicting a hand painted gilt pagoda with two (2) abalone chips inlaid near the base of the pagoda and one (1) near the top, surrounded by flowering trees and cherry blossoms against a red ground, black interior. "Made by Hand in Occupied Japan Maruni Patented Lacquerware Metal Base" stamped underside of base. 3 3/4" H x 7" W x 12" D. Mid 20th century. CONDITION: 1st item: Minor wear to enamel decoration and gilt, no chips or cracks. 2nd item: Two rim repairs, evident to the underside of the plate under blacklight examination. 3rd item: Underside with old paint, possible old restoration. 4th-5th items: Both plates with old rim restorations, one with additional repaired break. 6th-15th items: Overall good condition with firing flaws. One (1) tray with 1/4" chip to rim with 5/8" hairline extending to side. 16th-17th items: Boy figure with overall general wear and losses to paint decoration. Plate overall good condition. 18th item: Overall good condition with surface wear. 19th item: Overall good condition with surface wear, minute white paint spot, top right. Handle is slightly loose. [See more photos →]

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1000 Lot 1000: 4 Chinese Porcelain Items, incl. Tea Caddy 4 Chinese Porcelain Items, incl. Tea Caddy Lot 1000: 4 Chinese Porcelain Items, incl. Tea Caddy

Four (4) Chinese Porcelain Items, including Chinese Export and tobacco leaf tea caddies. 1st item: Chinese Export rectangular form tea caddy with black and gilt foliate decoration. 5 1/4" H x 3 1/4" W. 18th century. 2nd item: Chinese tobacco leaf pattern rectangular form porcelain tea caddy having a ribbed body and stamped red four character mark to the base. 5 3/4" H x 3 1/2" W. Late 19th/20th century. 3rd item: Chinese Song Ding style bottle vase having a wide flaring rim, carved lotus petal decoration to the neck and foot and incised floral decoration to the body. 10 3/8" H. 20th century. 4th item: Chinese Longquan style celadon tripod footed censer. 5 1/2" H x 6 3/4" dia. 20th century. CONDITION: Black and white tea caddy with old repairs to rim. Bottle vase with some fleabites to base. Remaining items overall good condition. [See more photos →]

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1001 Lot 1001: Pr. Chinese Blue and White Vases plus Cloisonne Vase, 3 items Pr. Chinese Blue and White Vases plus Cloisonne Vase, 3 items Lot 1001: Pr. Chinese Blue and White Vases plus Cloisonne Vase, 3 items

Three (3) Chinese vases, including porcelain Ming Pei form. 1st & 2nd items: Pair of Chinese porcelain vases, Mei Ping form with chrysanthemum and scrolling foliate decoration and blue four character marks to the base. 9" H. 20th century. 3rd item: Chinese cloisonne vase with double banded neck and scrolling foliate decoration to the body. 10 1/8" H. 20th century/Modern. CONDITION: 1st & 2nd items: Minute chipping to bases of each. 3rd item: Very good condition. [See more photos →]

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1002 Lot 1002: 27 Assorted Asian Lacquerware Items 27 Assorted Asian Lacquerware Items Lot 1002: 27 Assorted Asian Lacquerware Items

Assorted grouping of Asian lacquerware items, 27 total pieces, including eighteen (18) Chinese black and gilt bowls having gilt rims and animal decoration and very thin walls, eight (8) Japanese red tea cups and saucer (two (2) cups and six (6) saucers) with gilt foliate decoration, and one (1) Asian gilt and lacquer square covered box with floral decoration. Ranging in size from 2" H x 3 1/4" dia. to 2 1/4 to 4 1/2" dia. All pieces late 19th/early 20th century. CONDITION: All items with general use wear and losses, one red teacup with hairlines, wear and losses to box top edges. [See more photos →]

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1004 Lot 1004: 5 Asian Framed Items, inc. Monkeys, Geishas 5 Asian Framed Items, inc. Monkeys, Geishas Lot 1004: 5 Asian Framed Items, inc. Monkeys, Geishas

1st item: Ink and watercolor on silk painting of two monkeys in a tree. Signature and seal lower left. Matted and housed under glass in a stained wood frame. Sight – 15" H x 7" W. Framed – 20" H x 15" W. 20th century. 2nd item: Gouache and metallic paint on cardstock painting of a young boy watching a carp leap out of a body of water. Signature and seal upper right. Double matted and framed under glass in a silvered wood frame. Sight – 9" H x 12 3/4" W. Framed – 13 1/2" H x 17 1/2" W. 20th century. 3rd & 4th items: Pair of framed hand tinted albumen prints depicting Geishas in various poses with Asian themed cream mattes and a carved wood frame. Prints are framed in one double sided frame. Sight – 7 3/8" H x 9 1/4" W. Framed – 13 3/4" H x 16 5/8" W. Late 19th century. 5th item: Chinese reverse painting on glass depicting two female beauties drinking tea and engaged in a game of Go on a terrace by a body of water. Housed in an ebonized Chinese wood frame with pierced brass hanger. Sight – 25 3/8" H x 17 1/2" W. Framed – 27 3/4" H x 19 3/4" W. Late 19th – early 20th century. Provenance: private Nashville, TN collection. CONDITION: 1st item: Edges glued to backing. Run to silk extending about 5" from center top. Some scattered discoloration and staining, especially to lower third. 2nd item: Painting excellent condition; some minor wear to frame. 3rd and 4th items: Overall good condition, minor toning to prints, one with staining to upper right corner of matte. 5th item: Some minor abrasions to frame. Painting overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

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1005 Lot 1005: Chinese Ancestral Portrait of a Nobleman Chinese Ancestral Portrait of a Nobleman Lot 1005: Chinese Ancestral Portrait of a Nobleman

Chinese ancestral portrait, watercolor and gouache painting on silk with gilt accents, depicting a distinguishedmiddle-aged nobleman in ornate navy blue robes and cranerank badge, seated on a wooden arm chair, atop a brightly colored floor with crane motifs against a flat tan background. Housed under glass in a molded gilt wood frame with wooden rabbet edge. Sight – 40 7/8" H x 28 1/4" W. Framed – 43" H x 30 1/4" W. Note:The crane corresponds to the first civil rank. Early 20th century. CONDITION: 3" tear, top center, with possible old tape repair en verso. Areas of dampstaining, largest 2". Creases, largest 27 3/4". Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

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1006 Lot 1006: Pair of Chinese Ancestral Portraits Pair of Chinese Ancestral Portraits Lot 1006: Pair of Chinese Ancestral Portraits

Pair of large framed Chinese ancestral portraits. Watercolor, ink and gouache on silk paintings, depicting a seated man and woman. Female figure is attired in red and aqua blue ornately decorated robe with a crane rank badge, wearing an ornate headdress, seated on chair draped in aqua blue silk. The man is attired with a navy blue robe, also with a crane rank badge, seated on a chair draped in aqua blue silk. Housed behind glass in wood frames with brass corners. Sight – 34" H x 23" W. Framed – 43 1/2" H x 32 1/2" W. First half 20th century. CONDITION: Slight foxing to silk. Some creases from rolling on both. [See more photos →]

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