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9120. FINE HAN DYNASTY BELT HOOK IN THE FORM OF A SCORPION, 207 BC - 220 AD. The body cast in the form of a scorpion. 2.4 inches. A rare and unusual type. In custom Chinese box. $950 estimate.
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9122. RARE TAOIST STONE CEREMONIAL BLADE. Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644, possibly earlier. The blade carved with side ridges and Tao Tieh mask on both sides, a mounting hole drilled through the neck. 2.5 x 9.5 inches. Carved of purple gray stone possibly serpentine. Excellent example with wear and a couple of tiny age chips. Rare. $2750 estimate.
On sale at: $2250. Place An Order:



9123. FINE CH'IEN LUNG PORCELAIN VASE, 1736-1795. The vase of elegant form painted with a court maiden under a pine tree opening a box to reveal her lucky pet bat inside, four Chinese characters in black on the reverse. 3.5 x 8.5 inches. Very fine painting with vibrant color and choice condition. Ch'ien Lung seal on base in red. $1750 estimate.
On sale at: $1250. Place An Order:



9124. CHOICE MUTTON FAT CHINESE JADE, ca. 18th century. The openwork carving of high quality white mutton fat jade with a lucky symbol on the flat bottom side, two entwined tigers whose tongues meet over a lotus pad on the curved top. 1 x 1.6 x 2.5 inches. Choice quality and condition. Rare. $1750 estimate.
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9125. FINE YELLOW JADE ARCHER'S RING, China, ca. 19th century or possibly earlier. The ring of light coffee colored lustrous stone masterfully carved with eight horses in a mountain landscape, all in wonderfully lifelike animated poses. 0.9 x 1.1 inches. In embroidered silk pouch. Rare this nice. $3500 estimate.
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9126. FINE 'BLANC DE CHINE' MAIDEN, ca. early 20th century. Very finely modeled maiden, perhaps a concubine wearing long robes bound with silk and jade ties, and holding a fan, her long hair reaching down over her hips on the reverse, her head lowered in respect. 9.5 inches. 46 and a single character inscribed in the interior. Exceptionally well done shy but sensuous expression on her beautiful features. Choice intact condition. $1750 estimate.
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9127. LARGE CHINESE CARVED IVORY WARRIOR, ca. mid 20th century. The figure carved from the larger half of a tusk with a finely modeled ancient Chinese warrior with wonderful style and meticulous detail. 28 inches, 16 lbs. Choice condition except for tiny tip of staff and tips of two banners. Signed on the bottom. On custom two tiered carved hardwood stand. Very rare and of course no longer being carved. $4800 estimate.
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9128. CHOICE CHINESE IVORY WARRIOR, ca. mid 20th century. The figure of wonderful style and meticulous detail. 7.75 inches. Choice intact condition. On silver inlaid custom rosewood stand. $3500 estimate.
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9129. CHINESE CARVED IVORY BUDDHA, ca. mid 20th century. The corpulent figure of the Chinese god of happiness seated with one leg raised on custom stand. 2 inches. Excellent condition. $650 estimate.
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9130. A SUPERB JAPANESE IVORY CARVED FIGURE, ca. late 19th, early 20th century. The wonderful polychromed figure of a yukata clad man holding a fan and a birdcage with door that opens to reveal a songbird inside. 12.75 inches. Signature carved on the bottom of one sandal. Rendered in the finest style from the face which is filled with an expression of serene joy to the minute carefully incised details which hold the polychrome. On curled rosewood base. $6500 estimate.
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9131. A SUPERB JAPANESE IVORY CARVING, ca. 19th century. The ivory sphere finely carved with a young prince among five masters or immortals and a dragon and foo lion, no doubt illustrating a scene from Japanese legend. 2.5 inches diameter. Wonderful composition and workmanship. Well aged golden patina. Signed. $5000 estimate.
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9132. CHOICE JAPANESE IVORY NETSUKE WITH THE 12 ANIMALS OF THE ZODIAC, ca. early 20th century. The ivory netsuke carved with all twelve animals of the oriental zodiac. 1 x 1.25 x 1.5 inches. A masterpiece of composition and execution. Signed near the suspension hole. $3500 estimate.
On sale at: $2850. Place An Order:



9133. A FINE SAMURAI SHORT SWORD, ca. 19th century or before. The tsuba with twin lotus leaves its retainer silver, the scabbard lacquered wood, the small knife signed on the blade, the brass handle with mixed metal scene of two children watching a butterfly in copper and gold, the handle wrapped with sharkskin, the ornaments within the wraps Foo Lions of bronze and gold. 20.5 inches. One wrap strand torn, otherwise nice condition. Rare. $15,000 estimate.
On sale at: $12,500. Place An Order:



9134. A CHOICE JAPANESE MIXED METAL PILL BOX, ca. late 19th-early 20th century. The silver case engraved with chrysanthemums and signed Toshimasu, the top with a superb mixed metal relief of a Samurai carrying an Oni (demon) on his back, the full moon over a stream before him, the relief of bronze with gold and silver inlay. 1 x 1.8 inches. A superb masterwork of the finest Japanese craftsmanship. $3500 estimate.
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9135. A CHOICE JAPANESE SILVER CIGAR CASE, ca. late 19th-early 20th century. The case with compartments for three cigars, the whole decorated with sea creatures on the front, a carp in a flower and bamboo edged pool on the revers, all done in superb repousse work, the clasp with hand formed spring. 2.75 x 5.2 inches. A masterpiece of fine Japanese art. $2500 estimate.
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9136. A FINE JAPANESE BRASS MATCH CASE IN THE FORM OF A DRAGON, ca. late 19th-early 20th century. The case in the form of dragon holding a ball, the case hinged to open at the dragon's mouth. 1.5 x 3 inches. A splendid example of fine Japanese craftsmanship. $2400 estimate.
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9139. A GANDHARA GREEN SHIST BUDDHAPADA FRIEZE WITH THE FOOTPRINTS OF BUDDHA, ca. 1st-2nd century AD. The frieze of square form, carved in sunken relief with the footprints of Buddha, a stylized lotus incised on the soles, and the character 'Om' in each toe impression. 10 x 12.5 inches, 17 lbs. Before actual representations of Buddha were made, auspicious symbols, such as the wheel, bodhi tree, stupa, and footprints such as these were worshipped in their place. Footprints symbolize not only the physical presence of Buddha, but also his spiritual domination. Immediately after his birth Buddha took seven steps over the earth, thus indicating his divine nature. Cf. Pal, Light of Asia, p. 135, no. 67. See also Sotheby's, Indian and Southeast Asian Art, 3/20/97 lot 36 for a nearly identical unbroken example which sold for $51,750. Very rare. On custom stand. $6500 estimate.
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9140. A GANDHARA STUCCO BUDDHA, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The Buddha seated in meditation posture wearing long robes. 8.4 x 9 inches. Of fine style with nice detailing. Stable lines, the back flat where originally attached. On custom stand. $1800 estimate.
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9141. A GANDHARA STUCCO BUDDHA, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The Buddha seated in meditation posture wearing long robes. 7.25 x 7.25 inches. Of fine style with nice detailing. Chip to hands, stable lines, the back flat where originally attached. On custom stand. $1800 estimate.
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9142. CHOICE KHMER BRONZE GODDESS, ca. 16th century. The goddess with 20 smaller arms issuing from her upper arms and wearing a loincloth dancing on two prostrate demons, and wearing a two tiered headdress bearing multiple heads, a mounting tenon on the base. 7 inches. Choice detail, style and condition with choice characteristic apple green Khmer patina. Very rare. $6500 estimate.
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9143. SUPERB BALINESE WOOD CARVING, ca. early-mid 20th century. The bust of a lady wearing a large multi-tiered headdress. 7.5 x 15.5 inches. Choice flawless condition. A masterpiece of wood carving which would compare favorably with those of any age. Infinitely superior to the usual Balinese examples. $6500 estimate.
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9144. CHOICE SELJUK BRONZE FELINE, ca. 12th-14th century AD. The geometric feline with alert posture emphasized by large erect ears. 2.25 x 2.25 inches. A wonderful example in choice condition. Very rare. $2500 estimate.
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9145. LARGE CHINESE NEOLITHIC VESSEL, Gansu Yangshao, ca. 2500 BC. The two handled pot with black geometric zoomorphic and net designs on the upper half. Paint better quality than usual and a scarce example with zoomorphic motifs. 14 x 14 inches, a large example! $1750 estimate.
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9146. A CHINESE NEOLITHIC VESSEL, Gansu Yangshao, ca. 2500 BC. The two handled pot with black circular net motifs on the upper half, small loop handles low on the sides. 10 x 11 inches. Intact. $1250 estimate.
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9147. A CHINESE NEOLITHIC VESSEL, Gansu Yangshao, ca. 2500 BC. The two handled pot with rhomboid motifs on the upper half, a small zoomorphic head projecting with painted eyes and mouth. 4 x 4.5 inches. Rare type. $350 estimate.
On sale at: $225. Place An Order:



9148. A CHINESE NEOLITHIC VESSEL, Gansu Yangshao, ca. 2500 BC. The two handled pot with lentoid motifs on the upper half. 3.75 x 4.25 inches. $350 estimate.
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9149. AN EASTERN HAN NET TEXTURED JAR, ca. 1-220 AD. The hard-fired grayware jar with finely textured net design around the body. 5 x 8.25 inches. Excellent example. $1250 estimate.
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9150. AN EASTERN HAN NET TEXTURED JAR, ca. 1-220 AD. The hard-fired grayware jar with finely textured net design around the body. 4.75 x 8 inches. Excellent example. $1250 estimate.
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9151. A SONG DYNASTY GLAZED JAR, 960-1259. The jar with molded lid in the form of a tiled roof with ornate ridge ornamentation, a fine transparent glaze over the white clay body. 3.7 x 4.7 inches. Excellent condition. $650 estimate.
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9152. A CHOICE LARGE CHINESE MUD FIGURE, ca. mid 20th century. The fantastic figure of a large wild man or forest spirit seated on a rock. Every detail from his moveable bracelets to his horns and individual claw-like finger and toe nails rendered in wonderful life-like detail. 12.5 x 15 x 19 inches. 29 lbs. Choice intact condition. Easily the finest of the type I've carried. Signed on back. $3500 estimate.
On sale at: $2500. Place An Order:



9153. A MUSEUM QUALITY LARGE CHINESE STONE CARVING, ca. 19th or early 20th century. Finely carved variegated red stone scene with an adult water buffalo and three young riden by three little Chinese boys one of whom plays a flute. 10.5 x 12 x 16 inches. 45 lbs. A wonderful composition rendered with the utmost delicacy showing a great tenderness between the large water buffalo and the young and the gentle trust existing between the massive beasts and the tiny boys. Signed. A masterpiece of Chinese stone carving and worthy of the finest collection. On custom wood stand. $15,000 estimate.
On sale at: $12,500. Place An Order:



9154. A LARGE AND FINE CHINESE PORCELAIN GODDESS, ca. early 20th century. The large polychrome goddess standing with a dragon and goldfish at her feet, a beautiful smile of compassion on her lovely face, her hand raised in a blessing. 17 x 38.5 inches. In choice intact condition with all the fragile protuberances intact. Some soot deposits from years in a temple exposed to incense smoke. Special shipping required. $9500 estimate.
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9155. A SIGNED JAPANESE IVORY CARVING, ca. 19th-early 20th century. The carving with female musicians/dancers. 7 inches high. Inconsequential age cracks otherwise intact. On custom wood base. $1750 estimate.
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9156. A FINELY CARVED JAPANESE IVORY CARVING. 19th century. Representing a Japanese folk tale with the hero beseiged by 9 monkeys. 7 inches. Several small losses to protruding details. Wonderful style and composition. Old ivory patina. Signed on the base. Provenance: Ex. Robert Lang collection. Robert Lang of Rye, NY (1909-1997) was born one hundred years after Abraham Lincoln. He made a fortune on Wall Street. He spent it on his mansion in Rye, New York and on his vast collection of hundreds of thousands of items which he purchased over a 40 year period ranging from African art to Asian art, and candlesticks to vintage cars. Recently his eclectic estate was dispersed. A valuable collection of antique vehicles was given to the Owls Head Transportation Museum in Maine, an institution of which he had been a founding member. The rest of his collection was sold in a series of two and three day auctions in New England. Some highlights include a copy of the declaration of Independence which he had owned sold for $415,000, an African bronze brought over $225,000, and an African Congo fetish brought over $200,000! By Dave Kenny, Maine Antique Digest $4500 estimate.
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9157. A PAIR OF FINE JAPANESE DOUBLE GOURD VASES, ca. early 20th century. The matching pair decorated with beautiful scenes of birds and flowering cherries in natural settings, the necks with gilded molding. 21.5 inches. Excellent condition. $4000 estimate.
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9158. A SUPERB LARGE JAPANESE CLOISONNE FLOOR VASE, ca. early 20th century. The vase beautifully decorated with finely enameled hawk and sparrows on one side, pheasants on the other, the two sides portraying Autumn and Spring with the appropriate flowers in bloom, a white and a gray dragon around the neck. 36 inches. Rare this large and fine. $8000 estimate.
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9159. A FINE JAPANESE PORCELAIN VASE, ca. mid 20th century. The vase with fine painted iris in green and gold. 7 x 7.5 inches. Signed on bottom. Of very fine quality. $2500 estimate.
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9160. A CHOICE KHMER TERRACOTTA HEAD OF A BUDDHA. Ankor Wat style, Ankor Thom Period, ca. 12th-13th century AD. 4 x 5 x 7 inches. Surface crack on right cheek and a few curls missing from the hair. The head of exquisite style and with choice detail. Very rare this nice. On custom stand. $6500 estimate.
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9161. A CHOICE KHMER TERRACOTTA HEAD OF A BUDDHA. Ankor Wat style, Ankor Thom Period, ca. 12th-13th century AD. 3.5 x 4.25 x 7 inches. Excellent condition. The head of exquiste style and with choice detail. Very rare this nice. On custom stand. $6500 estimate.
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9162. LARGE SOUTHEAST ASIAN MARBLE BUDDHA, ca. 14th-18th century. The carved marble Buddha with a beautiful serene expression standing with right hand to breast, the left holding the hem of his flowing robes. 32 inches, 38 inches on custom wooden stand. Repair at neck. Very rare. $9500 estimate.
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9163. LIFE SIZE THAI SANDSTONE HEAD OF AYUTHIA. Lopburi style, ca. 17th century. the Buddhist head with serene face with eyes closed in enlightened meditation. 7 x 7 x12 inches. 26 lbs. Chip to nose reattached. Rare. On custom stand. $6000 estimate.
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9164. SUPERB EARLY JAVANESE TERRA COTTA HEAD, ca. 10th century AD. The head of a deity with wonderful style and choice condition with high hairpiece flowing to the right. 4 x 4.5 x 4.5 inches. Intact. Very rare this nice. On custom stand. $5500 estimate.
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9165. A FINE MAURYAN FERTILITY GODDESS, Mathura, c. 300 - 200 BC. The gray terra cotta goddess with outstretched arms and ornate headdress and necklace, nude except for a strapped ornament falling over her ample breasts to pubic area. 4.75 by 6.25 inches. Extremely rare with excellent detail and the finest example we've carried. On custom stand. $2500 estimate.
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9171. A RARE INTACT GANDHARA SHIST COSMETIC PALLET, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The stone pallet in the form of a lotus blossom with carved detail both sides, the top with chambers to hold cosmetics, a deity in the fifth. 6.2 inches diameter. A couple of small chips to rim, otherwise intact and very rare. $2500 estimate.
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9172. A GANDHARA SHIST FRIEZE, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The stone frieze with bearded religious sage with a devotee making an offering to him and torsos of two deities above. 6 x 10 inches. $3500 estimate.
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9173. A GANDHARA SHIST FRIEZE, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The stone frieze with six figures engaged in various activities within a temple portico. 4 x 15.5 inches. Free standing. $3500 estimate.
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9174. A GANDHARA GOD OF THE MOON, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The stone frieze with the Moon God seated in an alcove wearing a crescent crown. 5 x 10 inches. Rare depiction. $1250 estimate.
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9175. A GANDHARA SHIST FRIEZE WITH KNEELING DEVOTEE, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The stone frieze with an ample breasted woman dancing at the left, a bare chested god to the right and a supplicant bowing low before him. 7 x 7.5 inches. The whole with exceptionally fine carving. $3500 estimate.
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9176. A GANDHARA SHIST FRIEZE, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The stone frieze with a nude supplicant at the feet of three partial robed figures. 5 x 10.5 inches. Free standing. Finely carved. $850 estimate.
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9177. A GANDHARA SHIST FRIEZE, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The stone frieze with the figure of Atlas with his hand raised to support the world. Rare type. 7 x 7.5 inches. $500 estimate.
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9178. A GANDHARA ORNAMENTAL FRIEZE SECTION, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The stone frieze section ornamented with a carved floral scroll, attachment tenons either end. 4 x 11.5 inches. A unusual complete intact example. Free standing. $1800 estimate.
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9179. A FINE GUPTA FIGURAL SHARD, ca. 4th-5th century AD. The shard from the rim of a bowl with two finely executed male heads in profile. 2.7 x 4 inches. Choice style and detail. Extremely rare. $1800 estimate.
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9180. FINE INDIAN RED SANDSTONE FRIEZE FRAGMENT. Mathura, Kushan style, ca. 9th century AD. With the nicely carved upper body of a bodhisattva peering from the alcove of a palace temple. 3 x 4.5 x 7.5 inches. Nice intact detail. Scarce. On custom stand. $2500 estimate.
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9181. CHOICE EARLY INDIAN RED SANDSTONE HEAD OF A BODHISATTVA. Kushan style, ca. 12-13th century. The head with a blissful smile, wearing an ornate headdress with halo behind. 4 x 4.75 x 9 inches. Excellent detail and style. On custom stand. $4500 estimate.
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9182. A LARGER EARLY PERSIAN BOWL, ca. 12th-13th century AD. The bowl with brown and green fishes on a chartreuse ground, a band of incised sgraffiato curlicue designs under brown glaze around the rim. 3.3 x 8 inches. Repaired from shards with small plaster fills. Provenance: Ex. Christie's with Christie's tag on bottom. Scarce. $1250 estimate.
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