Browse Items (1027 total)

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One U-shaped white jade pendant. Blue-brown vein. Lower edge exhibits semi-circular cut-out. Obverse and reverse present opposing pairs of incised animals.

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One translucent mottled yellow-white jade tablet. Yellow-brown vein. Obverse presents nine rows of incised archaic characters in Bronzeware script that copy 'Stone Drum with Poetry' 石鼓文. Reverse presents pattern of stylised leaves. Two small holes…

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One bi-shaped yellow-white jade pendant. Brown vein. Slightly off-centre small circular hole threaded through with orange cord. Obverse and reverse present incised Chinese character.

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One translucent green jade scabbard chape or qiao. Brown-green vein. Flat top edge widening to curved base. Obverse and reverse decorated in three bands; upper and lower bands exhibit incised serpentine pattern; central band exhibits relief-carved…

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One ring-shaped translucent green-brown jade pendant. Dark green-brown vein. Ring presents relatively large off-centre circular hole. Obverse and reverse present carved serpentine patterns in shallow relief. Red cord threaded through.

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One blade-shaped translucent green-white jade pendant. Green-brown vein. Obverse presents vertical line of four Chinese characters 漢軍司馬 meaning ‘Minister of War of Han Army’. Small hole pierced at top with white cord threaded through.

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One oval-shaped white jade ornament. Green and brown vein. Circular central hole. Obverse and reverse present ten incised circles.

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One circular roughly cut brown-flecked white jade bi. Four equidistantly-spaced projecting lugs on outer circumference. Medium-sized circular central hole.

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One adze-shaped jade object. White with brown vein. Obverse presents small hole near top. Reverse presents seven small holes.

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One adze-shaped jade object. White with orange-brown vein. Left and right edges present three carved teeth pointing upward. Obverse and reverse exhibit incised pattern of criss-crossing horizontal and diagonal lines.

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One leaf shaped green-white jade pendant. Brown vein. Small hole pierced in top with red cord threaded through.

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One oval translucent grey-white jade sword-guard. Blue-brown and orange vein. Central circular hole. Obverse presents annular concave bevel around central hole and five inscribed Chinese characters along lower face.

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One circular dark grey jade slotted ring (jue). Medium-sized central hole. Radial slot at the top tapering in width towards central hole. Obverse and reverse present similar carved linear pattern. Two holes near the outer circumference either side of…

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One light-brown jade ornament. Darker brown-flecked vein. Comprises two linked discs in a figure eight configuration. Upper disc is smaller than the lower. Both discs present circular central holes of approximately equal size. Two small projections…

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One approximately triangular tablet-like tan-coloured carved stone mould. Each face presents four cavo-rilievo designs. On one side the juxtaposition of a leaf a lotus blossom and a figure riding a fish echoes traditional Chinese symbolism for good…

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One box-shaped red-brown wooden geomantic compass or luopan contained within a lacquered box. Upper part of front face contains a rectangular grid populated by Chinese characters in black and red pigment. Lower part of front face presents a minutely…

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One yellow-brown vessel fashioned from a gourd.

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One rectangular red-brown wooden candle mould in four sections held together with two multi-coloured braids of cord and fabric. Interior faces of mould components present carved decorations comprising a botanical pattern bordered above and below by…

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Six ceramic figurines four of which are depicted standing one seated and one lying prone. Five of the figures are dressed in flowing robes whilst that lying prone is swaddled in cloth. Each of the figurines is glazed white with hair and facial…

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One irregularly shaped, red, white, brown and green glazed earthenware sculpture of a figurine, from the Sung Dynasty (960-1279). Figure is standing with hands together holding something infront. Details have been painted on.

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One small circular glazed blue-grey incense burner. Presents a short wide body narrowing slightly above the shoulders to a thick neck and wide opening. Wide flat base is supported by three short equidistantly-placed feet. Exterior base and feet are…

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One globular glazed red-brown Ding ware vessel in the form of a pomegranate with a moulded leaf attached and a hole at the top.

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One small globular glazed blue-grey incense burner surmounted by a short neck and wide mouth and supported by three stubby equidistantly-spaced feet attached to its underside. Lower half of vessel exterior presents moulded rib pattern.

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One glazed ceramic oil lamp in the form of a bowl with a broad rim and a flat narrow base. Lamp inner surface glazed blue and creamy white; underside glazed red-brown and yellow. Small handle attached to the rim.

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One unglazed brown and tan earthenware figurine of a crouching animal mounted on a thin slightly warped and approximately rectangular base.

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One glazed sancai ware figure of a camel standing on a shallow rectangular unglazed base. Camel bears saddle bags moulded in the form of fearsome masks. Dominant glaze colours are brown white green-ochre and blue.

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One glazed plain white Xing ware ewer in the form of an elongated globe. Vessel is surmounted by a narrow neck and out-turned lip and gradually tapers to a shallow narrow base. One side of the ewer presents a slender handle joining the shoulder to…

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One light tan carved stone sculpture of a squat pot-bellied figure seated cross-legged on a hemispherical base.

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One glazed white ceramic figurine of a horse and rider. Rider's face and costume and horse's physiognomy bridle and saddle detailed in black red and green. Glaze exhibits crazing.

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One round, copper coin with an irregularly shaped hole in its centre, used as a Tartar amulet. The coin has details in relief on both sides, which is possibly Iranian (Arabic) writing.

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four Chinese characters 至道元寶 (zhidao yuanbao). From the Zhidao era (995-997 AD) of the reign of Emperor Taizong (976-997 AD).

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One circular coin. Approximately square central hole. Obverse presents four worn and corroded Chinese characters 元豐通寶 (yuanfeng tongbao). From the Yuanfeng era (1078-1085 AD) of the reign of Emperor Shenzong (1067-1085 AD).

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four worn and corroded Chinese characters 紹興元寶 (shaoxing yuanbao). Lower inner circumference of coin worn through in two places. From the Shaoxing era (1131-1162 AD) of the reign of Emperor…

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One circular coin. Approximately square central hole. Obverse presents four worn and corroded Chinese characters 元豐通寶 (yuanfeng tongbao). From the Yuanfeng era (1078-1085 AD) of the reign of Emperor Shenzong (1067-1085 AD).

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One circular coin. Approximately square central hole. Obverse presents four worn and corroded Chinese characters 元豐通寶 (yuanfeng tongbao). From the Yuanfeng era (1078-1085 AD) of the reign of Emperor Shenzong (1067-1085 AD).

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One circular coin. Approximately square central hole. Obverse presents four worn and corroded Chinese characters 元豐通寶 (yuanfeng tongbao). From the Yuanfeng era (1078-1085 AD) of the reign of Emperor Shenzong (1067-1085 AD).

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four worn and corroded Chinese characters 元祐通寶 (yuanyou tongbao). From the Yuanyou era (1086-1094 AD) of the reign of Emperor Zhezong (1085-1100 AD).

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four worn and corroded Chinese characters 元豐通寶 (yuanfeng tongbao). From the Yuanfeng era (1078-1085 AD) of the reign of Emperor Shenzong (1067-1085 AD).

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One circular coin. Approximately square central hole. Large chip on rim. Corroded beyond legibility.

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four corroded Chinese characters 政和通寶 (zhenghe tongbao). From the Zhenghe era (1111-1118 AD) of the reign of Emperor Huizong (1100-1126 AD).

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four worn and corroded Chinese characters 皇宋通寶 (huangsong tongbao). Spans the period between the fourth (Baoyuan) and seventh (Huangyou) eras (1038-1054 AD) of the reign of Emperor Renzong…

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One circular coin. Approximately square central hole. Obverse presents four worn and corroded Chinese characters 元豐通寶 (yuanfeng tongbao). From the Yuanfeng era (1078-1085 AD) of the reign of Emperor Shenzong (1067-1085 AD).

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four corroded Chinese characters 大觀通寶 (daguan tongbao). From the Daguan era (1107-1110 AD) of the reign of Emperor Huizong (1100-1126 AD).

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four worn and corroded Chinese characters 天禧通寶 (tianxi tongbao). From the Tianxi era (1017-1022 AD) of the reign of Emperor Zhenzong (997-1022 AD).

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four corroded Chinese characters 皇宋通寶 (huangsong tongbao). Spans the period between the fourth (Baoyuan) and seventh (Huangyou) eras (1038-1054 AD) of the reign of Emperor Renzong (1022-1063…

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four corroded Chinese characters 元祐通寶 (yuanyou tongbao). From the Yuanyou era (1086-1094 AD) of the reign of Emperor Zhezong (1085-1100 AD).

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four worn and corroded Chinese characters 元祐通寶 (yuanyou tongbao). From the Yuanyou era (1086-1094 AD) of the reign of Emperor Zhezong (1085-1100 AD).

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four Chinese characters 開元通寶 (kaiyuan tongbao). Reverse presents small crescent-shaped mark. Kai Yuan of indeterminate type from 621-907 AD.

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four corroded Chinese characters 政和通寶 (zhenghe tongbao). From the Zhenghe era (1111-1118 AD) of the reign of Emperor Huizong (1100-1126 AD).

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One round, bronze coin with a square hole in its centre, depicting Chinese characters in relief, from the Northern Song Dynasty, during the rule of Emperor Shenzong (1068-1085AD). There are characters on one side of the coin only, which read ‘Xi Ning…

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four worn and corroded Chinese characters 紹聖元寶 (shaosheng yuanbao). From the Shaosheng era (1094-1098 AD) of the reign of Emperor Zhezong (1085-1100 AD).

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four corroded Chinese characters 天聖元寶 (tiansheng yuanbao). Reverse outer circumference presents arcing mark. From the Tiansheng era (1023-1032 AD) of the reign of Emperor Renzong (1022-1063…

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four corroded Chinese characters 宋元通寶 (songyuan tongbao). Spans the period between the first (Jianlong) and third (Kaibao) eras of the reign of Emperor Taizu (960-976 AD).

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four corroded Chinese characters 景德元寶 (jingde yuanbao). From the Jingde era (1004-1007 AD) of the reign of Emperor Zhenzong (997-1022).

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four corroded Chinese characters 嘉祐通寶 (jiayou tongbao). From the Jiayou era (1056-1063 AD) of the reign of Emperor Renzong (1022-1063 AD).

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four corroded Chinese characters 治平通寶 (zhiping tongbao). From the Zhiping era (1064-1067 AD) of the reign of Emperor Yingzong (1063-1067 AD).

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One round, bronze coin with a square hole in its centre, depicting Chinese characters in relief, from the Northern Song Dynasty, during the rule of Emperor Renzong (1023-1063AD). There are characters written in seal script on one side of the coin…

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four corroded Chinese characters 熙寧元寶 (xining yuanbao). From the Xining era (1068-1077 AD) of the reign of Emperor Shenzong (1068-1085 AD).

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four worn and corroded Chinese characters 天聖元寶 (tiansheng yuanbao). From the Tiansheng era (1023-1032 AD) of the reign of Emperor Renzong (1022-1063 AD).

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four worn Chinese characters 紹聖元寶 (shaosheng yuanbao). From the Shaosheng era (1094-1098 AD) of the reign of Emperor Zhezong (1085-1100 AD).

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four worn Chinese characters 皇宋通寶 (huangsong tongbao). Spans the period between the fourth (Baoyuan) and seventh (Huangyou) eras (1038-1054 AD) of the reign of Emperor Renzong (1022-1063 AD).

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four corroded Chinese characters 元祐通寶 (yuanyou tongbao). From the Yuanyou era (1086-1094 AD) of the reign of Emperor Zhezong (1085-1100 AD).

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four Chinese characters 開元通寶 (kaiyuan tongbao). Kai Yuan of indeterminate type from 621-907 AD.

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four Chinese characters 開元通寶 (kaiyuan tongbao). Kai Yuan early type 621-718 AD.

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four corroded Chinese characters 至和元寶 (zhihe yuanbao). From the Zhihe era (1054-1056 AD) of the reign of Emperor Renzong (1022-1063 AD).

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One circular coin. Approximately square central hole. Obverse presents Chinese characters corroded beyond legibility. Body of coin is corroded through at several points and exhibits a prominent fracture.

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One circular coin. Approximately square central hole. Obverse presents four corroded Chinese characters 元祐通寶 (yuanyou tongbao). From the Yuanyou era (1086-1094 AD) of the reign of Emperor Zhezong (1085-1100 AD).

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents two Chinese characters 貨泉 (huo quan). From the reign of Emperor Wang Mang (9-23 AD). Material missing from obverse upper left quadrant.

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents two Chinese characters 五銖 (wu zhu) almost worn beyond legibility. From the 1st Century BCE to the 6th Century AD.

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents two Chinese characters 五銖 (wu zhu). From the 1st Century BCE to the 6th Century AD.

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four Chinese characters 順治通寶 (shunzhi tongbao). Reverse presents one Chinese character 河 (he referring to the Kaifeng Henan province mint). From the Shunzhi era (1644-1661 AD) of the Emperor…

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One circular coin. Sqaure central hole. Obverse presents four Chinese characters 康熙通寶 (kangxi tongbao). Reverse presents two worn characters comprising the Manchu yun at left (referring to the Yunnan province mint) and the Chinese 雲 (yun) at right.…

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four worn Chinese characters 雍正通寶 (yongzheng tongbao). Reverse presents two Manchu characters boo chiowan (Beijing Board of Revenue mint). From the Yongzheng era (1723-1735 AD) of the reign of…

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four Chinese characters 乾隆通寶 (qianlong tongbao). Reverse presents two Manchu characters boo chuwan (referring to the Chengdu Sichuan mint). From the Qianlong era (1736-1796 AD) of the reign of…

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four worn Chinese characters 嘉慶通寶 (jiaqing tongbao). Reverse presents two Manchu characters worn beyond legibility. From the Jiaqing era of the reign of Emperor Renzong (1796-1820).

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four Chinese characters 道光通寶 (daoguang tongbao). From the Daoguang (1821-1850 AD) era of the reign of Emperor Xuanzong (1820-1850 AD).

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One circular coin. Obverse presents four Chinese characters 咸豐重寶 (xianfeng zhongbao). Reverse presents two worn Chinese characters 當十 (dang shi or value ten) and two worn Manchu characters boo chiowan (Beijing Board of Revenue mint). From the…

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four worn Chinese characters 同治重寶 (tongzhi zhongbao). Reverse presents two worn Chinese characters 當十 (dang shi or value ten) and two worn Manchu characters boo chiowan (Beijing Board of…

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four worn Chinese characters 光緒重寶 (guangxu zhongbao). Reverse presents two worn Chinese characters 當十 (dang shi or value ten) and two worn Manchu characters boo yuwan (Beijing Board of Works…

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One circular charm coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four Chinese characters 周元通寶 (zhouyuan tongbao). Reverse presents moulded serpentine design of phoenix and dragon. Characters refer to the Xiande era of the reign of Emperor Shi Zong…

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents two Chinese characters 貨泉 (huo quan). From the reign of Emperor Wang Mang (9-23 AD).

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents two Chinese characters 貨泉 (huo quan). From the reign of Emperor Wang Mang (9-23 AD).

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents two Chinese characters 貨泉 (huo quan). From the reign of Emperor Wang Mang (9-23 AD).

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents two Chinese characters 貨泉 (huo quan). From the reign of Emperor Wang Mang (9-23 AD).

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents two Chinese characters 貨泉 (huo quan). From the reign of Emperor Wang Mang (9-23 AD).

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents two Chinese characters 貨泉 (huo quan). From the reign of Emperor Wang Mang (9-23 AD).

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents two Chinese characters 貨泉 (huo quan). From the reign of Emperor Wang Mang (9-23 AD).

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four Chinese characters 天聖元寶 (tiansheng yuanbao). From the Tiansheng era (1023-1032 AD) of the reign of Emperor Renzong (1022-1063 AD).

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One circular coin. Obverse upper outer circumference presents seven Chinese characters 中華民國十年造 (made in the tenth year of the Republic of China or 1921) surrounding a central profile portrait head of Yuan Shikai. Obverse also exhibits purple…

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One circular Spanish coin. Obverse outer circumference reads CAROLUS. IIII. DEI. GRATIA. 1805 (Charles IV by the grace of God 1805) surrounding a central profile portrait head of Charles IV. Reverse outer circumference reads HISPAN. ET IND. REX. M.…

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four Chinese characters 洪武通寶 (hongwu tongbao). Reverse presents Chinese character 浙 (zhe) referring to mint in Zhejiang Province. From the Hongwu era of the reign of Emperor Taizu (1368-1398…

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One circular coin. Obverse upper outer circumference presents six Chinese characters 中華民國三年 (the third year of the Republic of China or 1914) surrounding a central profile portrait of Yuan Shikai. Reverse upper outer circumference presents six…

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One circular white jade yuan. Brown-flecked vein. Large circular central hole.

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One elongated white jade knife. Yellow-brown vein. Broken in the middle.

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One unglazed light tan earthenware figure presented standing erect on a small round base. Figure is depicted with legs together and both arms bent with the hands stacked across his front. Figure wears a knee-length robe with out-turned collar out…

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One unglazed earthenware figurine of a horse and rider mounted on a rectangular base. Painted black and red. In several areas pigment is flaking off to reveal yellow-brown fired clay beneath.

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One ovoid unglazed red and black burnished earthenware figure in the form of a masked head.

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One glazed green-brown earthenware miniature model of metal ingots stacked in a shallow dish.

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One unglazed tan-brown figure in the form of a camel. Camel is depicted with head erect bearing ingots of iron and bales of silk. Figure exhibits moulded and incised details and traces of red pigment.

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One approximately circular blue glazed fragment of the bottom of a ceramic bowl. Circular base of bowl is unglazed.

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One blue glazed ceramic shard reshaped into the form of a small rectangular plate with rounded edges. Concave obverse presents purple patch bounded in dark blue.

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One ceramic shard re-shaped into a circular pendant. Obverse presents convex surface with blue-purple glaze. Reverse presents flat surface with cream-white glaze and two small holes threaded through with red cord.

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One circular glazed blue and purple Jun ware bowl with a narrow shallow base. Exterior and interior exhibit crazing. Lower part of bowl exterior is unglazed.

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Two approximately trapezoidal glazed cream ceramic pillow ends. Each pillow end presents moulded surface patterns. One model possesses a small hole near its upper right edge.

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One blue-green glazed ceramic shard.

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One green-white glazed ceramic shard.

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One blue-green glazed ceramic shard.

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One white glazed ceramic shard. Obverse presents serpentine pattern.

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One oval-shaped glazed green celadon figure in the form of a seated bather in a tub.

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One ceramic figure depicted standing on an oval base moulded to resemble a pile of rocks. Figure is dressed in flowing robes with its arms crossed across its chest. Figure is glazed cream-white with facial festures and costume detailed in black…

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One mauve and white glazed ceramic shard.

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One glazed blue purple and cream-brown ceramic figure depicting Liu Hai astride the three-legged toad Jin Chan. In his left hand Liu Hai cradles a gourd-shaped object. Liu Hai's right arm has been broken off.



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One glazed ceramic figurine depicted seated with its left hand holding an open book. The figure's left hand rests on its right hand which in turn rests on its right raised knee. Figure's head and body is glazed light brown with hair detailed in…

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One glazed ceramic figurine depicted seated with its left hand holding an open book. The figure's left hand rests on its right hand which in turn rests on its right raised knee. Figure's head and body is glazed tan brown with hair detailed in white.…

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Two ceramic spoons. The concave obverse of each spoon is glazed yellow with a repeating pattern of three symbols: blue swastikas bordered in gold; pink and gold bat-forms; golden graphic symbols. The convex reverse of each spoon is glazed white with…

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One glazed pale green ceramic cuboid seal. Upper end embellished with recumbent lion. Lower face presents inscription 一片冰心 (yi pian bing xin or 'the heart of jade').

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One glazed ceramic double figurine of the bodhisattva of compassion Guanyin and a swaddled infant posed on pink lotus blossoms attached to a green base. Guanyin is depicted standing supporting a gold jug in her left hand and holding an orange and…

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One circular grey-white jade ring. Yellow-green vein. Large circular central hole.

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One oval-shaped white jade sword-guard. Light brown vein. Oval-shaped hole in centre. Obverse presents convex surface on which are carved two stylised birds in shallow relief. Reverse surface is flat.

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One circular brown jade bi. Four equidistantly-spaced projecting lugs on outer circumference. Large circular central hole. Obverse presents engraved pattern of diamonds and a date. Reverse presents four archaic Chinese characters.

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One grey-white jade sui. Yellow-brown vein. Obverse presents two incised characters.

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One white jade pendant. Grey-brown vein. In the shape of a bi embellished with a carved crouching lion on the upper edge and a smaller carved crouching lion on the lower edge. Tail of upper lion extends into obverse face; tail of lower lion extends…

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Two crescent-shaped translucent jade huang. First huang is white mutton-fat jade with yellow vein. Second huang is green jade with dark green vein. Both huang from girdle pendants. At extremities of their crescent forms each huang possesses a…

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One yellow brown and green stone carving in the form of a flattened bird's head. Appears to be a fragment of a larger sculpture broken off at the neck. Bird's head depicted with a prominent crest and hooked beak. Two circular holes pierce head and…

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One green-white jade pendant. Yellow-green vein. Oblong-shaped with rounded corners. Small oblong hole in centre. Upper edge presents carved dragon decoration with brown cord threaded through. Obverse and reverse present serpentine patterns.

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One circular yellow-brown varnished wooden geomantic compass or luopan. Obverse presents minute radial divisions containing Chinese characters in black and red pigment surrounding central compass needle inset under glass. Reverse presents a grid…

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One circular mutton-fat white jade bi. Four equidistantly-spaced carved busts resting on folded arms and facing alternately obverse and reverse on outer circumference. Small circular central hole with blue cord threaded through. Obverse and reverse…

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One white and brown ceramic shard. Obverse presents trefoil pattern in white glaze.

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One circular glazed white earthenware vessel lid. Obverse presents convex surface with upturned rim and moulded serpentine design on top as a handle.

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One circular glazed brown-green Tianmu ware tea bowl in the form of an inverted conoid tapering sharply from the rim to a shallow narrow base. Bowl interior and rim exhibit damage.

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One circular glazed white ceramic plate with a gold-lined fluted rim and a shallow base. Obverse presents a multi-coloured rustic scene with two poems composed by Lou Shu (1090-1162). Reverse presents three bat designs equidistantly spaced just under…

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One toroidal glazed white ceramic water dropper with a tiny aperture in the top a small lug spout on one side of its body and a shallow narrow base.

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One glazed cream-brown ceramic figure of a woman standing wearing a full-length dress the folds of which are gathered up by her left hand folded across her chest and by her right hand at her hip. The figure's hair is coiled into a prominent coif at…

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One quatrefoil glazed Ge or Guan ware dish. Obverse and reverse exhibit crackle glaze pattern.

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One Jun ware vessel in the form of an acutely flattened globe surmounted by a wide neck and flaring mouth and supported by three equidistantly-spaced legs moulded to its underside. Body of vessel is glazed blue and purple except for the interior base…

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One circular qingbai ware ewer. Glazed blue-white with darker blue decorative patterning. Ewer body is short and wide tapering at the top to a narrow circular opening and at the bottom to a shallow base. Ewer body also embellished with moulded ribs…

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Three blocky blue glazed ceramic shards. irregular square shaped, blue glazed ceramic shards.

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One ceramic figurine depicted in a stylised hood and flowing robe. Figure stands leaning forward with its right hand raised to its face and its left hand raised to the side of its head. Figure is glazed black except for its lower third which is…

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One white jade sui. Each end of obverse presents serpentine relief carving. Reverse presents a flat surface engraved with a repetitive series of circles and spirals.

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One circular grey-white jade bi. Crackle-patterned red vein. Small circular central hole.

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Two cylindrical glazed green ceramic head pieces for the rod of a scroll. Exterior sides of each head piece present 大雅齋 Da ya zhai (Big elegant studio) in red-brown glaze and a design of birds fruit and flowers in purple pink red-brown and…

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One broad flat rectangular serpentine white jade sui. Blue vein. One half of complete clasp. Presents pattern of fine cracks. Obverse presents carving of head of a dragon. One round hole pierced through centre.

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One fragment of a shallow circular glazed red sang-de-boeuf bowl with a slightly out-turned rim and a wide flat base. Rim and base of bowl are glazed white. Glaze exhibits crazing and crackling.

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One crackle-glazed green-white ceramic oil lamp in the form of a wide-rimmed spouted globular body attached to a saucer-shaped base with a vertical handle.

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One cylindrical mustard-yellow carved stone bead. Presents smooth ring-shaped ridges around its exterior surface.

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One elongated light tan and white carved ivory pin broken at the neck. Head exhibits carved incised bilaterally symmetric design. Presented in dark blue box with Chinese characters on lid and light blue interior lining.

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One red-brown lacquered wood box. Lid and sides decorated with a garden landscape design. Metallic-gold coloured hinges and clasp.

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One black ink stick in the form of a flattened rectangular slab. Contained in a case lined with pink satin. Ink stick is broken into several pieces. Exterior faces embellished with continuous stamped design of plants and insects. One broad face…

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One green and brown embroidered pouch containing sixty two rectangular ivory counters for the gambling game zhuangyuan chou 狀元籌. Various types of counters are engraved with Chinese characters and pictorial illustrations.

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One large rectangular glazed white ceramic table screen mounted in an elaborately carved dark stained hardwood frame and stand. Obverse of table screen presents multi-coloured design of groups of animals in a mountainous forested landscape: 百獸 (bai…

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One dark brown tablet of brick tea. Obverse stamped with a tripartite design comprising (top) a row of five stars; (middle) a gazebo-like structure framed by plants; (bottom) two rows of Chinese characters 中國茶業公司 趙李橋磚茶廠製造
(Chinese Tea Corporation.…

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One circular green jade bi. Dark green vein. Small circular central hole.

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One unglazed reddish-brown earthenware figure of a saddled horse with a bulb-shaped decoration on the top of its head. Incised details of bridle and saddle straps. Saddle straps present incised zig-zag pattern. Saddle border presents incised S-curve…

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One unglazed brown earthenware figure presented in an erect standing posture with feet together and arms by sides. Figure is beared and depicted wearing a headpiece and flowing robes. Traces of red pigment on head and body.

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One globular glazed white brown and green ceramic cup. Presents wide rim with an out-turned lip and a ring handle on one side.

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One globular glazed cream-white ceramic vessel with a short neck and wide mouth and a shallow narrow base. Glaze exhibits crazing. Vessel exterior presents four moulded relief designs spaced equidistantly around its circumference.

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One glazed white ceramic shard of the upper body and right arm of a relief figurine. Convex obverse exhibits details of robes in black red and yellow. Flat reverse is unglazed.

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One glazed white ceramic head and upper body of a figurine. Depicted wearing a black red and green hair adornment and robes exhibiting red and green colouration. Figurine's hair is detailed in black with brown patina. Facial features are detailed in…

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One glazed white ceramic head of a relief figurine depicted wearing a red-brown green and black headdress. Conves obverse presents facial features detailed in black with red lips and traces of red colouration on the lower part of the face and chin.…

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One glazed white ceramic head of a figurine depicted wearing a tall elaborate red headdress falling on either side of its face. Facial features detailed in black with red lips. Figurine's head is glazed on obverse only.

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One glazed white ceramic head of a figurine depicted wearing a tall and elaborate red-brown black and yellow headdress. Facial features detailed in black with lips in red-brown.

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One glazed white ceramic head of a figurine depicted wearing a pale green and black headdress. Facial features detailed in black. Red and yellow coloured robes visible on fragment of left shoulder. Glaze exhibits crazing with yellow colouration.

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One glazed white ceramic head of a figurine. Head and facial features detailed in black. Glaze exhibits crazing with yellow colouration.

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One glazed white ceramic head of a figurine depicted wearing a red headdress. Hair and facial features detailed in black with the lips in red.

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One glazed white ceramic head of a figurine. Hair and facial features detailed in black with the lips in red.

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One glazed white ceramic head of a figurine. Hair and facial features detailed in black green yellow and red.

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One glazed white ceramic head of a figurine. Hair and facial features detailed in black with traces of red colouration on the lips.

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One glazed white ceramic head of a figurine. Hair and facial features detailed in black with red colouration on the lips.

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One glazed white ceramic head and upper body of a relief figurine. Convex obverse presents details of hair and facial features in black and red. Figurine's robes are detailed in red-brown and green. Flat reverse is unglazed.

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One glazed white and brown figurine depicted standing in long flowing robes with hands clasped at chest height. White glaze exhibits crazing. The head of the figurine has been broken off and reattached.

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One glazed blue-green ceramic head of a figurine depicted wearing an elaborate headdress.

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One glazed white ceramic head of a figurine. Hair and facial features detailed in black.

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One glazed white ceramic head and upper body of a figurine. Hair and facial features detailed in black with traces of red colouration on the lips. Robes detailed in red-brown and green.

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One glazed white ceramic head and upper body of a figurine. Hair facial features and robes detailed in black with traces of red and yellow colouration.

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One glazed white ceramic head of a figurine. Hair and facial features detailed in black with traces of red colouration on the lips.

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One glazed white ceramic head of a figurine. Hair and facial features detailed in dark brown.

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One long rectangular light tan carved stone sculpture with a square transverse cross section. Body exhibits incised linear features. One square end-face of sculpture presents circular piercing drilled along longitudinal axis.

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One white-brown jade pendant in the form of a couchant animal. Darker brown vein. One hole pierced through fore-feet with a red cord threaded through. Incised details.

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One jade pendant in the form of a couchant lion. Flattened in the frontal plane. One side is almost entirely white; the opposing side exhibits prominent red-brown vein. Small hole pierced through back of mouth.

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One crescent-shaped blue-grey-white jade ornament in the form of a couchant canine. Brown-flecked vein. Incised details of eyes ears and ribs.

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One blue-green and creamy-brown stone carving in the form of a coiled eel with a long flattened body. Obverse and reverse incised with details of eye mouth and body segments. Approximately ovoid piercing through centre of stone.

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One green-white jade pendant. Darker green and brown vein. Obverse presents convex relief carving in the form of a stylised couchant animal with incised details. Reverse is flat and presents vertical line of Chinese characters 豪氣年來漸掃除; line from a…

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One blade-shaped yellow-white jade pendant. Blue-brown vein. Pisciform with incised criss-crossing patterns on obverse representing scales. Reverse is flat and roughly finished. One small hole pierced in upper end. Implement for loosening knots.

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One translucent green-white jade pendant. Brown vein. Carved in the shape of a fish. Obverse and reverse present incised serpentine patterns. Each end pierced by small hole.

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One green-white jade pendant. Darker green vein. Obverse presents relief carving of a crouching toad. Incised details. Small hole piercing side of object behind its head.

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One elongated oval shaped dark green jade seal. Obverse presents convex relief carving of a stylised cicada with incised details. Reverse is flat with a row of Chinese characters. One small hole piercing side through mouth.

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One triangular partly translucent green-brown jade pendant. Yellow-brown and dark green vein. Three small holes pierce each apex of triangle. Obverse and reverse present incised serpentine decoration.

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One elongated jade green pendant in the form of a tadpole with a bulbous head and a blunt pointed tale. Darker green vein. Serpentine profile. Presents five holes; three in the head area; two in the lower tail.

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One yellow-brown carved stone pendant in the form of the horned head of a ram. Incised details of eyes and snout. A small hole longitudinally pierces the sculpture from its mouth to the back of its head.

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One yellow-brown carved stone pendant in the form of a crouching animal. Darker brown vein. Small hole piercing side of snout.

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One cream and brown carved stone pendant in the form of the horned head of a ram. Incised details of eyes ears and snout. Sculpture exhibits a small longitudinal piercing threaded through with orange cord.

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One yellow-white jade pendant in the shape of a flattened bell. Light brown vein. Obverse and reverse present central band of interlocking triangles in-filled with incised striations. Upper end terminates in carved bracket pierced with small hole.

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One long slender yellow-brown wooden back scratcher. Central part of main body incorporates an abacus directly carved from the wood medium.

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One glazed ceramic head of a figurine with its hair detailed in black and its face coloured olive-yellow. There are two unglazed patches on either side of the top of the figure's head where something has been broken off.

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One glazed ceramic head of a figurine depicted with its hair styled into twin top-knots. Figure's hair is detailed in black and green glaze whilst its face is glazed red-brown.

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One glazed ceramic head of a figurine depicted wearing an elaborate headdress with an opening at the top. Headress is glazed black and green. The figure's face is glazed yellow-brown with a greenish cast.

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One ceramic head of a figurine depicted wearing an elaborate headdress embellished with an ornamental motif at the front and falling to the neck on the back and sides. Headdress is glazed blue green black and brown. Figure's hair is glazed black but…

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One cream and light-tan carved stone head broken off a larger sculpture at the neck. Depicted adorned with an elaborate headdress. A hole in the back of the head suggests that there are missing attachments.

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One egg-shaped green-white jade ornament. Small hole pierced through longitudinal axis.

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One rectangular mottled green jade tablet. Obverse presents four lines of engraved characters in a mixture of seal script and regular script. Tapered circular peg projects from base.
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