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Chinese 1600’s Qing Kangxi Hawthorne Plum Prunus Blue White Porcelain Vase

June 20, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Chinese 1600’s Qing Kangxi Hawthorne Plum Prunus Blue White Porcelain Vase yqz
18 in Tall Ex Museum Collection Bergen Auction Ending (Jun 30, 2014 18:32:01 PDT) http://yqz.me/Vase_Chinese_1600

China, late 1600’s early 1700’s. Qing Kangxi Hawthorne Plum Prunus Blue White Porcelain Vase Ex Museum Coll. Bergen. Of baluster form with a very

Chinese 1600's Qing Kangxi Hawthorne Plum Prunus Blue White Porcelain Vase

Chinese 1600’s Qing Kangxi Hawthorne Plum Prunus Blue White Porcelain Vase

high rounded shoulder and straight tapering body to a hidden footring, the mouth relatively wide and with a flaring rim. The body covered with a cracked ice pattern reserving prunus branches and blossoms. Base marked with a double blue ring. Kangxi period, 1662 – 1722. Ex Collection Munthe and formerly in the Vestlandske Kunstindustrimuseum (West Norway Museum of Applied Art), Bergen, Norway. The collection of the General Johan Wilhelm Normann Munthe (1864 – 1935) and by descent through the family, sold previously in the 26OCT01 sale of the Munthe Collection . found in a museum publication – “The largest collection of Chinese art in Norway numbers some 2,500 items in the fields of sculpture, painting, bronzes, jades, ceramics and textiles …. magnificent collection is the work of General Johan Wilhelm Normann Munthe who spent most of his life in China from 1886 – 1935. His career was both adventurous and impressive starting in the International Maritime Customs Service at the age of 22 and culminating in his position as a Chinese general and trusted advisory to Yuan Shikai, the first president of the New Republic of China {self proclaimed Emperor Hongxian}. Shabby Chic Condition with Damage to the neck may require more professional restoration. Clean breaks (see photos). It measures approx. 17 1/2″ tall.

For those not familiar with Anthony Lee here is his bio: Anthony M. Lee is an institutional, market and collection consultant specializing in the arts of China, Japan, Korea, Himalayan Kingdoms, South and Southeast Asia. Starting as a salesperson at age 14 in Chinese antiques in a family business, he went on to university studies in Asian arts, as well as receiving his licenses in tea ceremony, with further studies of ceramics and religious art over eight years in Japan. For several years he was an associate dealer with Sotheby’s online site and consultant with various auction houses and museums. Anthony has acted as consultant to over 20 museums, government agencies and trusts including the largest museums in Canada and the US, as well as major collectors, dealers, insurance and transportation companies worldwide.

He is considered by many to be one of the foremost experts in the world in Asian Art & Artifacts.

Anthony Lee started a website ages ago called Asianart. It is a place to post photos of your items and have experts identify them for you. (You can still post things there and folks will help you.) He no longer moderates it and identifies things for us as here on eBay as an old friend.

Wonderful Tribal Artifacts Up For Auction

June 6, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Many Unique Tribal Artifacts Up For Auction For The Month Of June! Lots of International Antiques! http://yqz.me/international-antiques

Antique Asante Ashante Ashanti Tribe of Ghana Fertility Statue Akua’ba Doll http://yqz.me/Fertility-Statue

We’ve found ourselves with a huge estate collection of African, Island and other Tribal artifacts. Many of these are absolutely museum quality. We

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http://yqz.me/international-antiques

are not experts in this area, but we can read labels on some of them and match others online. If we get something wrong, just let us know and we will try and post it here so everyone can see. We are putting them up in separate auctions over the next few weeks. Check back regularly to see what we get up. GOOD LUCK!!

In this auction we have a carved wood statue. We believe this is a Asante Tribe statue, the head is very much in the disc head style. This is most likely a fertility figure or doll, measuring approx. 12¾” tall. You can see the carved details that indicate that this is a female and a great carved design on the back of the disc head. You can see signs of age in odd discolored spots and a crack in the wood high on the head as well as other small dings and scratches. We found this paragraph about Akua’ba dolls on the Zyama website, a GREAT website:

Asante (Ashanti, Achanti, Ashante, Ashanti), Ghana

The early Asante economy depended on the trade of gold and enslaved peoples to Mande and Hausa traders, as well as to Europeans along the coast. In return for acting as the middlemen in the slave trade, the Asante received firearms, which were used to increase their already dominant power, and various luxury goods that were incorporated into Asante symbols of status and political office. The forest surrounding the Asante served as an important source of kola nuts, which were sought after for gifts and used as a mild stimulant among the Muslim peoples to the north. In traditional Asante society, in which inheritance was through the maternal line, a woman’s essential role was to bear children, preferably girls.

Fertility Statue  http://yqz.me/Fertility-Statue

Fertility Statue http://yqz.me/Fertility-Statue

Akua’ba doll. The Ashanti region of southern Ghana is a remnant of the Ashanti Empire, which was founded in the early 17th century when, according to legend, a golden stool descended from heaven into the lap of the first king, Osei Tutu. In traditional Ashanti society, in which inheritance was through the maternal line, a woman’s essential role was to bear children, preferably girls to continue the matrilineage. Fertility and children are the most frequent themes in the wooden sculptures of the Asante. Such are akua’ba fertility figures. The akua’ba are dolls with disk-shaped heads embodying their concept of beauty and carried by women who want to become pregnant and to deliver a beautiful child. The fame of these objects derives from a legend asserting that a woman who has worn one will give birth to a particularly beautiful daughter. A Ghanaian source indicates another use: when a child disappeared, the akua’ba was placed with food and silver coins at the edge of the forest to attract the malevolent spirit responsible: the spirit would then exchange the child for the statue.

Stunning! China 1800’s Qing Chinese Export Painted Fan

May 26, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

China 1800’s Qing Chinese Export Peacock Feather & Sandalwood Painted Fan NR yqz
Brisee Framed Dignitaries in a Court Scene Auction Ending (Jun 02, 2014 19:28:01 PDT) http://yqz.me/Chinese-Fan

Description composed by world renowned Asian expert & appraiser, Mr. Anthony Lee. His bio is below.

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China, mid 1800’s. Qing Chinese Export Peacock Feather & Sandalwood Painted fan Brisee Framed. The ribs of carved and pierced sandalwood with deeply carved relief of florals on the end ribs, the main part of the fan of paper with an assembly of dignitaries in a court scene in canton rose style borders, the ends with added peacock feather eyes. Minor tears to the paper at the join with the ribs (see images). Generally good condition. Framed and Glazed (contemporary US). Overall framed approx. 25″ x 16 3/4″ x 2″. We will NOT ship this out of the frame.

WWII Bronze Star & Purple Heart Case Named Lot Eugene Carey Maryland

May 25, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

WWII Bronze Star & Purple Heart Case Named Lot Eugene Carey Maryland To View Auction: http://yqz.me/purple-heart
Honoring One Of Americas Finest Auction Ending June 2, 2014 18:50:01 PDT

Purple Heart and WWII Bronze Star http://yqz.me/purple-heart

Purple Heart and WWII Bronze Star
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To our friends and family on Memorial Day, Have a safe and comforting day and remember to give thanks to those who’ve fought for our Freedoms.

In this auction we have a WWII lot. It contains an engraved bronze star and coffin style box. There is also a coffin style box for a purple heart.

Ebay rules only allow us to sell the purple heart box so this auction is for the box only. You get everything in the photos.

The bronze star bears the name of Eugene M. Carey. We found him to be from Baltimore, MD. The letter included says, “Dear Mom, Here is my Purple Heart. I want you to have it. Love, Gene”. What a sweet sentiment. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO ASK. You get everything in the photos. Good Luck!

Estimated shipping weight, (packaged) is 1 lbs 8 oz in a 12 x 10 x 10 box.

Purple Heart and WWII Bronze Star http://yqz.me/purple-heart

Purple Heart and WWII Bronze Star http://yqz.me/purple-heart

History of the purple heart from http://www.thepurpleheart.com/

The award known as the Purple Heart has a history that reaches back to the waning days of the American Revolution. The Continental Congress had forbidden General George Washington from granting commissions and promotions in rank to recognize merit. Yet Washington wanted to honor merit, particularly among the enlisted soldiers. On August 7, 1782, his general orders established the Badge of Military Merit:

“… The General ever desirous to cherish virtuous ambition in his soldiers, as well as to foster and encourage every species of Military merit directs whenever any singularly meritorious action is performed, the author of it shall be permitted to wear on his facings, over his left breast, the figure of a heart in purple cloth or silk edged with narrow lace or binding.”
This award was open only to enlisted men and granted them the distinction of being permitted to pass all guards and sentinels as could commissioned-officers. The names of the recipients were to have been kept in a “Book of Merit” (which has never been recovered). At the present time there are three known recipients of the Badge of Military Merit: Sergeant Elijah Churchill, 2nd Continental Dragoons; Sergeant William Brown, 5th and Sergeant Daniel Bissel, 2nd Connecticut Continental Line Infantry.

Washington stated that the award was to be a permanent one, but once the Revolution ended, the Badge of Merit was all but forgotten until the 20th century.

General John J. “Blackjack” Pershing suggested a need for an award for merit in 1918, but it was not until 1932 that the Purple Heart was created in recognition of Washington’s ideals and for the bicentennial of his birth. General Order No.3 announced the establishment of the award:
“…By order of the President of the United States, the Purple Heart, established by General George Washington at Newburgh, August 7, 1782, during the War of the Revolution is hereby revived out of respect to his memory and military achievements.

By order of the Secretary of War:
Douglas MacArthur
General, Chief of Staff

On May 28, 1932, 138 World War I veterans were conferred their Purple Hearts at Temple Hill, in New Windsor, NY. Temple Hill was the site of the New

Purple Heart WWII http://yqz.me/purple-heart

Purple Heart WWII http://yqz.me/purple-heart

Windsor Cantonment, which was the final encampment of the Continental Army in the winter of 1782-1783. Today, the National Purple Heart continues the tradition begun here in 1932, of honoring veterans who have earned the Purple Heart.
The Purple Heart has undergone many changes with respect to the criteria for being awarded. At first, the Purple Heart was exclusively awarded to Army and Army Air Corps personnel and could not be awarded posthumously to the next of kin. In 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt signed an executive order allowing the Navy to award the Purple Heart to Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guard personnel. Also in that year, the Purple Heart was made available for posthumous award to any member of the military killed on or after December 7, 1941.

Originally the Purple Heart was awarded for meritorious service. Being wounded was one portion of consideration for merit. With the creation of the Legion of Merit in 1942, the award of the Purple Heart for meritorious service became unnecessary and was therefore discontinued. The Purple Heart, per regulation is awarded in the name of the President of the United States to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the U.S. Armed Services after April 5, 1917 has been wounded, killed, or has died after being wounded.

Meiji Satsuma Buddhist 100 Rakans Masters Gold Moriage Vase

May 15, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Meiji Satsuma Buddhist 100 Rakans Masters Gold Moriage Vase – Hotoda Studio yqz
Japan Late 1800’s Early 1900’s Made Into Lamp
Auction Ending (May 25, 2014 18:36:01 PDT) http://yqz.me/Buddhist

Japan, late 1800’s early 1900’s. Meiji Satsuma Buddha Buddhist 100 Rakans Masters Gold Moriage Vase – Hotoda

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Studio. Of sharp shouldered baluster shape with a bady tapering down to a hidden footring, the neck waisted and rising to a narrow everted rim. The body decorated in Kyoto Brocade Satsuma style with relief moulded figured such as the Buddha Amida and some of the Rakan (Buddhist Master or Disciple) heads, other details outlined in moriage raised slip decoration, gossu blue and heavy use of gold enamelling. The shoulder with Shimazu Clan crest (kamon) of a cross in a gold circle (Satsuma Clan), and base with a border of whorls. Lamped with bronze base and cap, vase drilled, but likely from the Hotoda (Hododa) studios. Wear and minor chipping to enamels (see photos of shoulder). Adjustable lamp rod. With the rod on top this measures approx. 30″ tall and 10″ across its widest.

The Nippon Era

May 15, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

A Brief History of Nippon from nipponcollectorsclub (Great website!)

Nippon Vases and Bowls http://yqz.me/Nippon-Vases

Nippon Vases and Bowls
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The Nippon era began in 1891 when the Japanese porcelain was clearly marked “Nippon” due to the McKinley Tariff Act. This act required that all porcelain be marked with the country of origin. (“Nippon” literally translates to “Japan”.) This porcelain was made specifically to be exported to the west with designs and patterns that suited American’s tastes. At that time, Japan had a thriving porcelain industry using methods used in Europe and the United States.

The Japanese items were less expensive than pieces coming from Europe and became very popular in the U.S. The porcelain was sold in gift shops, dime stores, fairs and even at the local grocery. Nippon items were also sold by Montgomery Ward, Sears & Roebuck, mail order houses and other department stores.

In 1921 the United States government changed its position and required that Japanese imports no longer be marked “Nippon”, but with “Japan”. This marks the end of the Nippon era.

Up in this auction is a great piece of Nippon hand painted poppy pattern china bowl circa 1899. This bowl is gold gilted around the rim and base,

http://yqz.me/Nippon-bowl

http://yqz.me/Nippon-bowl

and it really makes the poppies pop . Some of the moriage has come off in a few spots and there has been some gilt loss over time. The pattern has pink, deep orange, and yellow poppies. There are also 2 delicate flowers handpainted around the outside as well. The bowl itself is in great shape, and shows only one small crack on the bottom of the base. That was however painted over then glazed over during production. This is a fine piece, ready to be added to your collection. This measures approximately 6 1/2″ across at its widest and stands 3 1/4″ high. We are calling this shabby chic due to some gilt loss and some paint loss on the moriage. Still a delightful piece

Antique Japanese Nippon Hand Painted Gilded Spider Web Vase

May 14, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

LARGE c.1910 Antique Japanese Nippon Hand Painted Gilded Spider Web Vase NR yqz

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Elegant Art Nouveau Design! AUCTION ENDING 05-23-14 9:20 EST

This auction is for a beautiful and large Nippon vase, hand painted floral scene with a variety of colors, gilded spider web design around the vase with lots of gold and fantastic art nouveau shape, especially on the ribbon style handles. It measures approx. 9 3/4″ tall, 4 3/4″ across, no chips or cracks, some wear to the gold. It has the green Nippon stamp. Under the lip of the vase could use a good cleaning but overall in really good condition. Simply stunning. Good luck.

A Brief History of Nippon from nipponcollectorsclub (Great site!)

The Nippon era began in 1891 when the Japanese porcelain was clearly marked “Nippon” due to the McKinley Tariff Act. This act required that all porcelain be marked with the country of origin. (“Nippon” literally translates to “Japan”.) This porcelain was made specifically to be exported to the west with designs and patterns that suited American’s tastes. At that time, Japan had a thriving porcelain industry using methods used in Europe and the United States.

The Japanese items were less expensive than pieces coming from Europe and became very popular in the U.S. The porcelain was sold in gift shops, dime stores, fairs and even at the local grocery. Nippon items were also sold by Montgomery Ward, Sears & Roebuck, mail order houses and other department stores.

In 1921 the United States government changed its position and required that Japanese imports no longer be marked “Nippon”, but with “Japan”. This marks the end of the Nippon era.

19C Tibeto Chinese Buddha Buddhist

April 17, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

19C Tibeto Chinese Buddha Buddhist Lama Gilt Bronze Vajradhara Chakrasamvara yqz

http://yqz.me/Chinese-Buddha

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Tibet 19th C Rare Tantric Lamaist Buddhist Form

Tibet, 1700’s to 1800’s. Tibeto-Chinese Bronze Figure Buddha Buddhist Demon Mahakala Vajra Axe. The demon lord with a fierce face and standing in a martial pose to the right, right hand raised with a dragon headed axe (parathu) and left hand with a vajra (thunderbolt), a necklace of snakes and an apron of severed heads with flying sacred scarves. The face with three eyes and wide snarling fangs, huge earrings and high tiara with skulls, a high chignon surmounted by a vajra form. The base contemporary of untreated wood (original bronze base missing). Possibly an emanation of vajrapani with the addition of Mahakala’s demon axe, possibly a syncretic form of the two. Wear and tarnishing. Axe hand bent inwards. It measures approx. 5 1/2″ x 9″ x 3 1/4″.

Ex. Baltimore Collection of Buddhist Art, acquired in the 1950’s

 

Amazing Colors…Thanka Thangka Painting

April 17, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Buddha Dalai Lama Lineage Tsongkhapa Gelug School Thanka Thangka Painting yqz

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Tibet Late 1800’s Early 1900’s 24″ x 32″

Tibet, late 1800’s early 1900’s. Buddha Buddhist Dalai Lama Lineage Tsongkhapa Gelug School Thanka Thangka Painting. Tempera and ink on prepared cotton thangka centering on a large image of the Patriarch of the Yellow Hat lamaist Buddhist school (Gelugpa) from which the Dalai Lama lineage is drawn, and showing the master’s Buddha nature. Seated in virasana (lotus position) on a wide lotus base with red and green petals and surrounded by a red body aureole with floral design and a green mandorla (halo) behind his head. The body of the master in bright orange and red to show intensity and his kasaya robes covered in Buddhas and Boddhisattvas notably Sadaksari (6 syllable seed) at the base where his legs cross and again at his upper left from a lotus whose stem he holds, the opposite lotus with Sakyamuni (the historical Buddha) and in his yellow hat peak Ekadasamukha Avalokiteshvara (13 headed eight armed emanation of Lokesvara Boddhisattva – Boddhisattva of Compassion) which is also him and the Dalai Lama in incarnation. The field of the red aureole and above with further Buddhas and Boddhisattvas in landscapes and the halo populated with apsrasas (angels) with sacred scarves. The front ground with Dakini (sky-walkers) and two bongo figures. Extensive wear and rubbing on the edges (particularly left side). Colours generally good and minimal smoke damage. It measures approx. 24″ x 32″ and will be shipped rolled.

For those not familiar with Anthony Lee here is his bio: Anthony M. Lee is an institutional, market and collection consultant specializing in the arts of China, Japan, Korea, Himalayan Kingdoms, South and Southeast Asia. Starting as a salesperson at age 14 in Chinese antiques in a family business, he went on to university studies in Asian arts, as well as receiving his licenses in tea ceremony, with further studies of ceramics and religious art over eight years in Japan. For several years he was an associate dealer with Sotheby’s online site and consultant with various auction houses and museums. Anthony has acted as consultant to over 20 museums, government agencies and trusts including the largest museums in Canada and the US, as well as major collectors, dealers, insurance and transportation companies worldwide.

He is considered by many to be one of the foremost experts in the world in Asian Art & Artifacts.

Anthony Lee started a website ages ago called Asianart. It is a place to post photos of your items and have experts identify them for you. (You can still post things there and folks will help you.) He no longer moderates it and identifies things for us as here on eBay as an old friend.

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