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.
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