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New Year Special Auction Event Day 3

Sun, Jan 21, 2024 11:00AM EST
Lot 1775


Estimate: $150 - $350

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

(lot of 3) Chinese carved hardstone figures, animals, and censer/ incense burner, including: (1) blue hardstone, two koi fish among scrolled waves, on wood base (lacking feet), marked at back, approx 9"h, 8"w, 4"d; (1) blue hardstone censer/ incense burner, lid with pierced dragon-form finial, over dual dragon mask ring handles, rising on three paw feet, vase: approx 7"h, 6.5"w, 4.5"d, overall on stand: approx 9"h; (1) possibly goldstone, depicting two seated camels, affixed on wood base: approx 4"h, 5.5"w, 3.5"d; 11.1lbs total **Provenance: From the estate of Leslie and Angelyn Smith, Austin, Texas** **PLEASE NOTE: All of the hardstone figures in this auction are inherently fragile. Most are likely to have small chips and imperfections. Please assume that they are not in perfect condition and bid accordingly. Per our terms, there will be no refunds based on condition.** Start Price: $100.00


01.18.24: In my opinion regarding LOT 1775: In addition to inherent naturally occurring inclusions, fissures, and variations to the stone, I note that the carving of fish has a hairline fracture from the top of the rock formation extending towards the back through the tailfin of the fish on the left side, there is another minor hairline with glue reinforcement to the seaweed/ plant located at the right side edge, the fish on the right side has a minor hairline at the tailfin, I note that the censer is fully intact with a glue restoration to one ring at the handle, and a couple minute chips to the rim of the lid


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