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1. Maitreya Altar. Japan, Edo period, early 19th century. Lacquered wood with gilt bronze details. 9" (23 cm.) tall. Beautiful detailed Maitreya statue enclosed in its own altar. He stands on a lotus blossom amid crashing waves; a small head of Chenresig sits on top of his head. Purchased at Christies in 1986. SOLD.
2. Peacock Inlaid Tsuba. Japan, Edo period. Iron with silver and gold. 2 5/8" (6.5 cm.) wide, 2 7/8" (7.2 cm)high. Inlaid on the front with chrysanthemums and a peacock with a full tail; on the other side with chrysanthemums and a peahen. SOLD.
3. Large Han Dynasty Mirror. China, 206BC - 221AD. Bronze. 5 3/8" (13 cm.) diameter. A mandala of zodiac animals and flowers. SOLD.
4. Meiji Period Gilt Lacquer Buddha. Japan, 19th Century. Wood and lacquer. 16 1/4" (41 cm.) tall. Seated Buddha on a tiered throne wearing an elaborate metalwork headdress. Some damage to the lacquer at his elbows, otherwise in very good condition. SOLD.
5. Carp Tsuba with Inscription. Japan, Edo period, 19th Century. Iron with gold, copper, silver inlay. 1 3/4" (7 cm.) diameter. Cast in deep relief with an image of a man riding a carp jumping out of the waves. The waves are flecked with tiny silver bubbles. With an inscription on both sides; on side is signed Goshen Hikone. $950.
6. Limestone Lion. China, 19th Century. 5 3/4" (15 cm.)high, 5 1/4" (13 cm.) long, 4" (10 cm.) wide. Crouching on a stone plinth, holding a ball. With curling mane and long tail wrapped around his legs. ON HOLD.
7. Tang Dynasty Soapstone Lion. China, 7th to 10th century. 5" (12 cm.)high. Made to be the top of an incense burner. The smoke would rise through his body and out his open mouth. ON HOLD.
8. Bronze Boy with Buffalo. China, Ming Dynasty. 4 1/2" (11 cm) high, 5 1/2 (14 cm) long. A flute playing boy sits on the back of a waterbuffalo, the buffalo looking bemused. Wonderful, expressive face. One buffalo horn has been repaired (see photo). ON HOLD.
9. Tang Dynasty Terracotta Plaque. China, AD 618-907. In a carved wooden frame. 10 1/2" (27 cm) by 11" (29 cm) in the frame, the plaque itself is 9" by 10". Two women in flowing robes; one plays a lute, the other an accordian (?). ON HOLD.
10. Set of Painted Alabaster Puppet Heads. China, 19th Century. Each piece with stand 7 3/4" (20 cm.); without stand 2 3/4" (7 cm). A set of 5 heads, carved from stone, representing figures from Chinese opera. ON HOLD.
11. Ming Dynasty Cinnabar Plaque. China, 17th Century. 10 1/2" (26.5 cm) tall, diameter of plaque 6" (15 cm). Fine, deep carving of a landscape with standing figures watching as bats are released from a pot. Damages around the edges of the plaque, some damage to the stand. ON HOLD.

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