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    • Trumpet (Kangling)

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    • A trumpet with a bell designed in the shape of a mythological animal. Such instruments are possibly used by shamans or mendicants.
    • Carved Incense burner

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    • Carved blue chalcedony depicting a phoenix and bamboo tree with bored hole in center (possibly to hold a ritual object--perhaps joss sticks? per Don Lentz).
    • Scarf (Jusi)

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    • A sheer fabric with an abstract botanical design woven in heavier yarn. Possibly made from the maguey plant fibers. Filaments would have been carefully stripped from the large plant leaves and woven into this delicate scarf.
    • Brush Holder

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    • Carved Ivory Brush Holder (a) depicts: --Man with long flowing hair is a god crossing a river by standing on leaves; --Seated man with bamboo fishing pole and line in hands is prime minister of Chou dynasty. One interpretation: He fishes with...
    • Celedon goblet

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    • Goblet with flared sides on slightly contoured pedestal base. Faintly visible design on bottom of interior, possibly of a petal pattern. Celadon glaze.
    • Weight scales in black wooden case

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    • Scales: Balance composed of brass dish suspended by green threads from an ivory beam, and brass weight suspended by a green thread which slips over the end of the beam. The beam is measured off in black dots. Wooden case is lacquered in black with...
    • Print: Male figure, possibly Kabuki Character

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    • Woodblock print depicting a male figure in three-quarter profile, possibly a Kabuki character. Print by Yamamura Koka who was both a painter and a printmaker. A pupil of Ogata Gekko and a graduate of Tokyo Shool of Fine Arts, he was known for his...
    • Print: River boat

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    • Framed print. From ""The fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road"" Hoeido Edition (1831-4) #3 Kawasaki. Woodblock print: Original print, #53 of Tokaido: possibly 2nd or 3rd printing. (Orange Sky) From Label: ""Tokaido 53 tsugi. Kawasaki Hiroshige....
    • Sash (obi) with deer

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    • A double sided maru obi made of satin silk and designed with deer on the reserve of semi abstract criss-cross horizontal bands in gold on one side and the same pattern in blue green, yellow brown, and gold on the other side on dark chocolate...
    • Imari plate

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    • A colorful Imari-ware porcelain plate. In white circle in center of plate a scrolled vine with blossoms and leaves as background for two birds. On sloping sides, three medallions, each containing a fu-dog and flowers enclosed in black...
    • Picture of Kuan Yin

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    • Standing figure of Kuan Yin, Goddess of Mercy, in black and cream. Possibly a temple hanging. The black within the cream color outlines of the figure is rubbed, giving it a different tone from the darker, solid black of the background. Unframed.
    • Five piece crown

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    • A Tibetan monatery statue crown made of 5 leaf-shaped pieces hand painted in metallic gold, silver, blue, red and green. Each crown piece has a gold center motif, possibly a letter, that is placed on a solid color background. The center medallion...
    • Warrior's hat

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    • Warrior's hat with the crown covered in blue silk and 4 gold silk flaps trimmed in green silk attached around the crown. The back of each flap is a lined in cotton fabric with a gold ground and covered in floral bouquets of red roses and green...
    • Earthenware figure of standing man

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    • Earthenware figure of a standing man (possibly a groom) with Sancai glaze. Standing on a square base, with arms in animated position, right hand raised, left hand down. The facial features picked out in black on a light color background. Wearing a...

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