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Sun, Jan 21, 2024 11:00AM EST
Lot 1768


Estimate: $150 - $350

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(lot of 4) Chinese carved hardstone articles, including: (1) two-part buckle carved as a moth, approx 2.25"l, 3.5"w, (1) lock-shaped plaque carved with a flower, reverse with four-character inscription, approx 2 1/8"l, 1 7/8"w, (1) pierced Buddhist prayer wheel, approx 2 3/8"diam, (1) disc with freely rotating Shou character (longevity) medallion, approx 2.25"diam; 125.3 grams total (inclusive of all materials) **Provenance: From the estate of Leslie and Angelyn Smith, Austin, Texas** Start Price: $100.00


01.10.24: In my opinion regarding LOT 1768: I note that all pieces are intact, the longevity prayer wheel has a small fracture with lightly visible glue reinforcement to the central carved shou disc; and both prayer wheels exhibit typical minute chipping to edges and rotation function is operational; the butterfly buckle also exhibits minute chips to the segment inserted to connect the two halves commensurate with age and use

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