2008 Spring Select Auction

Asian Decorative Arts

442. Two Asian carved ivory statues, each depicting an old man in deeply carved robes and crown, atop carved ivory veneered pedestals, both fully decorated in great detail. 13.25" and 12.5". Excellent condition, minor age cracks to pedestals. Elephant ivory. This item will only be shipped domestically. This item was legally imported into the United States. 1,000-1,500
452. Three Imari blue and white plates. Round charger with three five-toed dragons and three griffins flying in fields of clouds, 11.5"d, insignificant roughness. Square cut-corner plate, waterfront buildings and mountains, 12" x 12", insignificant roughness. Round low bowl, three boys playing in a field, rim decorated with blossoms and vines, 12.25"d, excellent condition. 400-600
440. Three Asian carved stone figures, each atop fitted wood stand. Tiger-eye crab lidded box, miniature crab finial to crab-body lid, 1.75"h x 6"w x 3.5"d, small chip to rear, age line. Mica woman in flowing robes, 5.25"h, excellent condition. Coral and white stone lady with curled hair, 4.25"h, excellent condition. 400-600
446. Chinese carved ivory chess set in fitted inlaid chest, 20th century. Fully carved figures on round pedestal bases, the two large and fierce kings are distinctly detailed from each other, double-sword wielding queens, clerical bishops, horsemen knights, pagoda rooks, each side with eight unique pawns, sizes range from 5.5" kings to 2" pawns. Hinged case has fitted interior backed by playing surface with inlaid squares, 17.75". Pieces in overall excellent condition, with some losses and repairs to pole arms. Case may not be original to pieces. This item is ivory from the tusk of an elephant and will only be shipped domestically. This item was legally imported into the United States. 300-500
441. Asian finely carved ivory box, blossoms and leaves carved in great detail and depth to lid and sides, on four feet, with key, 2.75"h x 5.5"w x 4.5"d, excellent condition, probably elephant ivory. This item will only be shipped domestically. This item was legally imported into the United States. 250-350
443. Japanese katana sword, pre World War II, tsuba (guard) is two-sided relief and open design of grazing horse, landscapes with horses to top and bottom rims of handle and in three metal plates over wooden scabbard, two throwing knives inset to scabbard also decorated with horse landscapes, applied insects to handle, 42" total, 28.5" blade, excellent condition. 350-450
444. Japanese katana sword, pre World War II, tsuba (guard) is two-sided relief interior scene with woman behind drapes, metal bands to handle and scabbard have relief decoration of rabbits and blossoms, wooden scabbard has hand painted interior scene with man and nude woman, applied insects to handle, 42" total, 29.5" blade, slight losses to insects. 350-450
453. Large Imari charger, six panels to rim alternately decorated with birds and blossoms, center panel decorated with orange blossoms with blue leaves, gold work throughout, blue leaves to reverse of rim, 16", excellent condition. 200-400
445. Japanese silk haori jacket, orange with embroidery decorations of large chrysanthemum blossoms and leaves, cream lining with white and brown blossoms, 34"h x 44"w, on bamboo display rod, excellent condition. 200-300
466. Massive carved soapstone lamp, mottled caramel and white, reticulated base, geometric patterns to stem, mid-stem decorated with dragons, 22"h, excellent condition. 150-250

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