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1st item: Bronze footed basket form vase with applied crab decoration and twig style "feet," likely Meiji period, late 19th century. 3 1/2" H. 2nd and 3rd items: A near pair of two antique Japanese cloisonne enamel cylindrical vases with narrow necks and flared rims, decorated with scenes of birds in branches, 9 3/4". 20th century. 4th item: Ovoid form hanging cricket cage, handmade, with brass and copper mounts and bone inlay, hinged door, the edges around the door carved in a primitive fret design, 3" L. Chinese, 19th century or earlier. 5th item: Carved wood snuff box or cricket cage with inset bone panels having inscribed decorations and central carved dragon cartouche, horn shaped handles, and carved lid, 3-1/4" L. 6th item: Oblong 8-sided box with raised carved decoration to hinged lid, inlaid inset bone panels around sides, and carved knob handles (note lid will not come open). 4" L. 7th item: Hardwood frame carved with allover floral design and supported on two paw feet, inset with a gilt-decorated bone or ivory panel depicting the interior of the Taj Mahal. Oval panel 2" x 2 1/2", frame 5-1/4" x 4 1/2". Indian, circa 1900. 8th and 9th items: 2 carved hardwood netsuke in the form of foo dogs, likely Japanese. One signed. 1-1/2" H. Provenance: Estate of Mrs. Mary Ann Bowers Thomas, Athens, Alabama. Note: 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. Please note that the bidders in New Jersey may not bid on any lots containing elephant ivory, mammoth ivory, or rhinocerous horn. Condition: Bronze basket in excellent condition with minor interior oxidation. Some interior hairlines showing through sides on vases. Central bone panel on cricket cage possibly replaced. CONDITION: Bronze basket in excellent condition with minor interior oxidation. Some interior hairlines showing through sides on vases. Central bone panel on cricket cage possibly replaced.