Auction 02.03.1995

Christie's
London, South Kensington

Date of the auction: 02.03.1995

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An ivory netsuke of Kannon

An ivory netsuke of Kannon kneeling among a scarf and robes before a goose in flight, the details stained -- 1½.in (3.8cm) high, signed . See Illustration

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 2 Mar 1995

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An ivory netsuke of a seated monkey

An ivory netsuke of a seated monkey carrying its young around its back and holding a peachspray -- 1¼.in (3.2cm) high, (minor damages). See Illustration

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 2 Mar 1995

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An ivory netsuke of a crouching boy

An ivory netsuke of a crouching boy playing with a puppy -- 1¼.in (3.2cm) long, signed ; and another ivory netsuke of a karako seated on a large sack and holding a fan -- 1½.in (3.8cm) wide. (2

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 2 Mar 1995

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A collection of twenty-eight late ivory netsuke

A collection of twenty-eight late ivory netsuke variously modelled as rabbits, horses, lions and figures at various persuits -- 2.in (5.1cm) long max; and a group of six wood netsuke of an Immortal and animals -- 2.in (5.1cm) long max. (34

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 2 Mar 1995

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A Japanese ivory carving of a standing bijin

A Japanese ivory carving of a standing bijin dressed in long robes, a pair of scissors on rockwork below her -- 8¾.in (22.2cm) high, signed , (damages). See Illustration

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 2 Mar 1995

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A Japanese ivory carving of two priests

A Japanese ivory carving of two priests depicting one shaving the other's head with a knife, on an oval base -- 4½.in (11.5cm) high, signed . See Illustration

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 2 Mar 1995

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A Japanese ivory carving of a standing bearded Immortal

A Japanese ivory carving of a standing bearded Immortal holding a staff and a fan beside a crane -- 3½.in (8.9cm) high, signed . See Illustration

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 2 Mar 1995

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A collection of Oriental ivory carvings

A collection of Oriental ivory carvings including models of elephants and monkeys, bead and mounted bone neckalces. (a lot

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £120 - £180

Date: 2 Mar 1995

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An Indian chilanum

An Indian chilanum with tapering steel hilt and scabbard with brass mounts -- 13¼.in (33.6cm) long; a khanjar with bowenite and marble hilt -- 14.in (35.5cm) long; another khanjar with mother-of-pearl inlaid hilt and leather scabbard -- 13.in (33cm) long; and a khanjar with horn hilt and white-metal

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 2 Mar 1995

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An Indian choora

An Indian choora, the steel blade etched with flowerheads, white-metal mounted ivory hilt, steel and copper mounted leather scabbard -- 16½.in (41.9cm) long; a Persian dagger, the steel blade decorated with a serpents, birds and human heads among foliage, the hilt similarly decorated, floral

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 2 Mar 1995

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A North_african jambaya

A North_african jambaya with white-metal mounted horn hilt and velvet scabbard and inlaid in turquoise beads -- 16.in (40.6cm) long; and another similar jambaya with horn hilt and white-metal scabbard -- 16.in (40.6cm) long. See Illustration. (2

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 2 Mar 1995

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A Persian all steel jambaya

A Persian all steel jambaya decorated with shaped panels of scrolling arabesques -- 15½.in (39.3cm) long; a small Turkish jambaya, the steel hilt decorated with gilt damascened, copper hilt and scabbard decorated with foliage -- 11.in (27.9cm) long; and a Turkish knife with white-metal hilt and

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 2 Mar 1995

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A Tibetan sword

A Tibetan sword with brass mounted horn hilt inlaid in turquoise, white-metal scabbard -- 24½.in (62.2cm) long; a white-metal dagger decorated with waves and flowers -- 13½.in (34.3cm) long; and a pair of Mexican spurs decorated with geometric bands to the sides -- 9½.in (24.1cm) long. See

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 2 Mar 1995

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A Chinese curved sword

A Chinese curved sword in a brass mounted shagreen scabbard decorated with stylised foliage -- 29½in. (75cm) long

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 2 Mar 1995

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A Chinese double sword

A Chinese double sword in a brass mounted shagreen scabbard, with a horn handle and lion masks to the hilt -- 25in (63.5cm) long

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 2 Mar 1995

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Eight various kris

Eight various kris variously with silver, wood and brass scabbards, some of the handles carved with stylised masks and foliage -- approx. 23in (53cm) long. (8

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 2 Mar 1995

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Three Indian steel katars

Three Indian steel katars two with scabbards, the other with a design of tight scrolling foliage -- the longest 20in (51cm). (3

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £100 - £200

Date: 2 Mar 1995

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A Japanese aikuchi

A Japanese aikuchi the saya on a roiro ground with sprinkled aogai and red lacquer roundels, the kashira with mon on a basket weave ground, the silver menuki as coiled dragons, the kozuka gilt with ho-o -- 18½.in. (47cm). See Illustration

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 2 Mar 1995

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A Shinshinto tanto

A Shinshinto tanto the blade unsigned, circa 1850, the Higo -style iron mounted brown lacquer sword decorated with mon and scattered flowers, circa 1800 -- 12½.in (32cm) long. See Illustration

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 2 Mar 1995

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A Japanese wakizashi

A Japanese wakizashi the scabbard in roiro, the assembled mounts comprising fuchi-kashira decorated with mon and foliage, the menuki of running horses, the blade signed Kanemoto but probably made circa 1880. -- 25½.in (65cm) long

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 2 Mar 1995

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A Japanese tanto

A Japanese tanto with an indistinctly signed blade, circa 1600, the mounts in variegated silver and gold designs on iron, with dragons and waves, the menuki of Hotei and his sack, the kozuka with a deer among flowers, the mounts circa 1800 -- 16.in. (41cm) long. See Illustration

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £500 - £600

Date: 2 Mar 1995

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A Japanese katana

A Japanese katana the unsigned blade circa 1500, relacquered scabbard, the gilt metal fuchi-kashira decorated with scattered flowers, the menuki of dragons -- 39.in. (99cm) long. (damages) See Illustration

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 2 Mar 1995

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A Japanese WWII sword

A Japanese WWII sword the curved blade signed Yasunori, the copper and brass mounts decorated with scattered flower sprays, dated Showa 16 (1941). See Illustration

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 2 Mar 1995

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A Japanese World War II shingunto

A Japanese World War II shingunto the gilt metal tsuba decorated with scattered flowers, with menuki of prunus sprays, metal scabbard, circa 1940 -- 39¼in.(99.6cm) long

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 2 Mar 1995

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A Canton ivory card case

A Canton ivory card case with gilt silver mounts, deeply carved with numerous figures in boats and before pavilions in a tree strewn landscape, a central plaque with the monogram P.H -- 4 1/8in.(10.5cm) long

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 2 Mar 1995

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A Canton ivory card case

A Canton ivory card case carved in relief with numerous figures before buildings and amongst flowering trees with shaped central cartouches of peonies, daisies and further flowers -- 4½in. (11.5cm) long

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 2 Mar 1995

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A Canton ivory card case

A Canton ivory card case carved in relief with figures crossing bridges, on balconies, in gardens and before pavilions amongst willow and pine -- 4½in. (11.5cm) long, fitted box, (minor cracks). See Illustration

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 2 Mar 1995

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An ivory netsuke

An ivory netsuke modelled as The Clam's Dream with figures on a bridge beneath pine -- 2¼in.(5.6cm) wide

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 2 Mar 1995

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An ivory netsuke

An ivory netsuke modelled as a seated Immortal with two boys -- 1¾in.(4.5cm) high

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 2 Mar 1995

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An ivory netsuke

An ivory netsuke modelled as Hotei carrying his sack over his shoulder -- 1½in. (3.8cm) high

Lot #: 34

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 2 Mar 1995