Browse Items (1027 total)

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One unglazed dark brown earthenware vessel. Globular body surmounted by a narrow cylindrical neck and out-turned rim and lips. Body exhibits transverse linear features.

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One glazed green-grey earthenware hu vessel. Globular body tapers towards a flat base and extends into a long neck flaring slightly at the top. Series of incised transverse lines around neck shoulder and waist. Shoulder patterns link two animal heads…

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One Japanese globular glazed white ceramic toggle with a multi-coloured design of a robed and coiffed woman walking in a garden beneath the shade of a parasol wielded by a female attendant. Glaze exhibits crackle effect.

Crackle glazed.

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One yellow-white trapezoidal openwork carved and pierced ivory sculpture. Presents continuous botanical design.

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One yellow-white trapezoidal openwork carved and pierced ivory sculpture. Each face presents the same flattened frieze-like botanical design.

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Comprising male and female models of helmets, one for each partner (in lacquered box, broken).

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Earlier Chinese helmet version of C.1967.77.

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One carved wood sculpture of an enthroned male figure. Depicted wearing a blue-painted hat and bearing a tasseled sceptre in his right hand. The figure's face and robes are painted in gold pigment. String is attached to the figure's head to emulate a…

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Two approximately trapezoidal carved wood whistles in the form of squatting bears. Painted black with red highlights white linear hatching and zig-zag patterning. The head of each sculpture presents a small hole longitudinally piercing the body.

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One wood sculpture carved in the form of a horse and two seated felines. Sculpture painted black with red highlights and white linear zig-zag patterning. Small hole pierced through side of base.

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One slender serpentine translucent yellow-gold quartz daigou. Darker yellow-gold vein. Upper part of obverse presents carved head of a dragon. Obverse body presents serpentine relief carving of a dragon.

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One gilded bronze figurine in the form of a Bodhisattva seated on a lotus throne. Gilding is flaking off in many places. Figure's head and body exhibit remains of blue and red pigmentation. Contains rolls of inscribed cloth.

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Green silk tubeteika (in Uzbek called a duppi or kalpoq) - a round, slightly pointed skull-cap from Uzbekistan, quilted and embroidered in cream, black and crimson with an edging of black velvet; lined with crimson cotton. Owned and habitually worn…

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One circular green jade yuan. Dark green vein. Large circular central hole.

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One red-brown wooden seal in the form of a flattened rectangular tablet. Upper third of seal face presents carved design of two stylised felines supporting a wheel beneath which are four Chinese characters. Lower two-thirds of seal define a square…

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One glazed blue and white ceramic snuff bottle. A short narrow neck surmounts an elongated cylindrical body tapering at the bottom towards a circular base. Body presents continuous pattern of figures in a garden landscape. Base exhibits mark of…

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One glazed white ceramic snuff bottle. A short narrow neck with a flaring rim surmounts a rounded rectangular cylindrical body tapering towards a circular base. Body presents a continuous multi-coloured design of three figures playing with balls.…

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One plain white glass snuff bottle. A short neck surmounts a flattened rounded rectangular body tapering at the bottom to an oval-shaped base.

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One glazed blue and white ceramic snuff bottle. A short narrow neck surmounts an elongated cylindrical body with a circular base. Neck ringed with abstract design of dots and crosses. Body presents a continuous design of adults and children playing…

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One glazed white ceramic snuff bottle. A short neck surmounts a flattened circular body tapering towards an oval-shaped base. One face presents a multi-coloured design of a mounted warrior leading a dog; the other side presents a multi-coloured…

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One ceramic snuff bottle glazed in various hues. In the form of a bare-chested robed figure with its left hand on its breast and its right hand grasping the handle of a paddle-shaped instrument slung over its shoulder. Metal stopper moulded in the…

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One glazed red-brown black and white ceramic snuff bottle. A short neck surmounts a flattened circular body tapering towards an oval-shaped base. Body presents continuous pattern of three figures in a fenced garden landscape.

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One frosted glass snuff bottle. A short wide flaring neck surmounts a flattened oval-shaped body tapering towards an... base. One interior face presents a painted scene of a seated female figure in a garden; the other interior face presents a painted…

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Six round, metal coins from the Pre-Qin period, each depicting subjects of the Chinese Zodiac. All but one of the coins depict dragons. The other coin illustrates the Twelve Earthly Branches, which are used in combination with Heavenly Stems to…

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Six round, metal charm coins, depicting various illustrations and characters in relief. Each coin has a hole in its centre, one of which is square, the others round. Worn together as Amulet.

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(1) One circular charm coin. Approximately circular central hole. One side presents worn Chinese characters disposed in two concentric ring: eight characters in the inner ring and sixteen characters in the outer ring.

(2) One circular charm coin.…

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four Chinese characters 咸豐重寶 (xianfeng zhongbao). Reverse presents three Chinese characters 當五十 (dang wushi or value fifty wen) and two Manchu characters boo yuwan (Beijing Board…

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One circular coin. Approximately square central hole. Obverse presents four worn 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 永昌通寶 (yongchang tongbao). From the Yongchang era of the reign of rebel Emperor Li Zicheng (1644-1645 AD).

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four Chinese characters 昭武通寶 (zhaowu tongbao). Reverse presents two Chinese characters 壹分 (yifen or one fen of silver). From the reign of rebel military commander Wu Sangui…

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four Chinese characters 崇寧通寶 (chongning tongbao). From the Chongning era (1102-1106 AD) of the reign of Emperor Huizong (1100-1126 AD).

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four Chinese characters 裕民通寶 (yumin tongbao). Reverse presents two worn Chinese characters 壹錢 (yiqian or one qian of silver). From the reign of rebel military commander Geng…

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four Chinese characters 端平通寶 (duanping tongbao).From the Duanping era (1234-1237 AD) of the reign of Emperor Lizong (1224-1264 AD).

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four Chinese characters 大順通寶 (dashun tongbao). Reverse presents the Chinese character 工 (gong) referring to the Board of Works. From the Dashun era of the reign of rebel Emperor…

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One circular charm coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four Chinese characters 泰和重寶 (taihe tongbao). Reverse presents moulded design of sun moon and crossed swords. From the Taihe era (1201-1208 AD) of the reign of Emperor Zhangzong…

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(1) One charm coin with a circular body surmounted by a bell-shaped flange and ring. Diamond-shaped central hole. One side presents four worn Chinese characters situated within moulded rings. Design pierces coin material at several points. (2) One…

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One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four Chinese characters 乾元重寶 (qianyuan zhongbao). Reverse exhibits double rim indicating that this is a value fifty coin. From the Qianyuan era (758-760 AD) of the reign of Emperor…

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One circular coin. Obverse presents two Chinese characters 壹分 (one fen) either side of ancient Chinese spade money motif. Reverse presents eight Chinese characters 中華民國二十六 (the twenty-sixth year of the Republic of China or 1937)…

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(1) One circular coin. Obverse outer circumference presents six Chinese characters and two Manchu characters comprising (top) 四川省造 (minted in Sichuan province); (sides) boo chuwan (Chengdu Sichuan province mint); (bottom) 當十 (value ten).…

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One circular coin. Obverse outer circumference presents nine Chinese characters comprising (top) 中華民國 (the Republic of China) and (bottom) 開國紀念幣 (coin commemorating the birth of the Republic of China) surrounding a central design of…

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(1) One circular coin. Obverse outer circumference presents nine Chinese characters comprising (top) 湖南省造 (minted in Hunan Province) and (bottom) 當二十銅元 (value twenty bronze coin) surrounding a central crossed flags motif. Obverse…

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(1) One circular coin. Obverse outer circumference presents seven Chinese characters and four Manchu characters comprising (top) unidentified Manchu characters with the exception of the rightmost which is identifiable as boo; (sides) 清江…

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(1) One circular coin. Obverse outer circumference presents six Chinese characters and two Manchu characters comprising (top) 江西省造 (minted in Jiangxi province); (sides) boo chang (Nanchang Jiangxi mint); (bottom) 當十 (value ten). Obverse…

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One circular coin. Obverse outer circumference presents eight Chinese characters and four Manchu characters comprising (top) unidentified Manchu characters except for the rightmost which is identifiable as boo; (sides) 戶部 (Ministry of Revenue);…

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One circular coin. Obverse outer circumference presents twelve Chinese characters comprising (top) 福建官局造 (minted by Fujian Custom house); (sides) 閩關 (Fujian Custom); (bottom) 每枚當錢十文 (each coin valued ten wen). Obverse inner…

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One circular coin. Obverse outer circumference presents nine Chinese characters comprising (top) 奉天省造 (minted in Fengtian province) and (bottom) 當製錢十文 (value ten wen). Obverse inner circumference presents four Chinese…

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One circular coin. Obverse outer circumference presents eleven Chinese characters comprising (top) 安徽省造 (minted in Anhui province) and (bottom) 每元當製錢十文 (each coin valued ten wen). Obverse inner circumference presents four…

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(1) One circular coin. Square central hole. Obverse presents four Chinese characters 大中通寶 (dazhong tongbao) and one character on the reverse 十 (shi) denoting the value of ten. From the reign of Zhu Yuanzhang as the Prince of Wu (1361-1368…

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One glazed blue and white ceramic snuff bottle. A short narrow neck surmounts an elongated cylindrical body tapering at the bottom towards a circular base. Body presents continuous garden landscape design.

White ground, fisherman with red, river,…

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One glazed white ceramic snuff bottle. A short narrow neck surmounts a flattened circular body tapering towards an oval-shaped base. Body presents continuous multi-coloured design of eighteen figures. Base exhibits mark of Daoguang (1821-1850 AD) in…

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One marbled quartz agate snuff bottle. Yellow vein on neck and shoulders. A short narrow neck surmounts a flattened oval-shaped body tapering towards the base.

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One glazed blue and white ceramic snuff bottle. A short narrow neck surmounts a body oval-shaped in the coronal plane and octagonal in the transverse plane tapering towards a circular base. Neck ringed with eight dots. Each body face presents a…

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One glazed blue and white ceramic snuff bottle. A short narrow neck surmounts an elongated rectangular body square in the transverse plane with a square base. Neck exhibits four swastika patterns. Body presents continuous design of a dancing figure…

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One glazed blue red-brown green black and white ceramic snuff bottle. A short narrow neck surmounts a flattened pear-shaped body tapering towards an oval-shaped base. Body exhibits continuous design of dragon and waves and/or clouds. Base exhibits…

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One jade ornament in the form of two fish. Comprises one large green-white fish to which is attached a smaller fish in green-brown vein. Both fish exhibit engraved details of eyes gills and fins.

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One glazed white ceramic snuff bottle. A narrow neck flaring slightly to an out-turned beaded rim surmounts a rounded rectangular body. Lower half of body presents a continuous multi-coloured design of a mounted warrior; body shoulders present…

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One glazed white ceramic snuff bottle in the form of a black-eyed squirrel.

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One glazed blue and white ceramic snuff bottle. A short narrow neck surmounts an elongated cylindrical body and a circular base. Neck ringed with botanical pattern. Body exhibits continuous design of a dragon and a phoenix. Base presents horse motif.

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One glazed blue and white ceramic snuff bottle. A short narrow neck surmounts an elongated cylindrical body with a circular base. Body presents a continuous design of figures walking and riding through a garden landscape.

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One standalone copper-bronze moulded relief sculpture in the form of a standing figure. Figure's raised upper left limb takes the form of a leg and foot.

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One glazed blue and white ceramic snuff bottle. A short narrow neck with a beaded rim surmounts an elongated rounded rectangular cylindrical body with high shoulders tapering sharply inwards towards a slightly out-turned circular base. Neck ringed…

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One large glazed sancai ware figure of a saddled and bridled horse standing on a shallow rectangular unglazed base. Dominant glaze colours are brown white and ochre-green.

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One unglazed tan-brown earthenware figurine of a seated drummer. Figure depicted grinning jovially with upper teeth visible through open mouth. Figure nestles drum under its left arm supporting this on bent left knee. Drummer's right arm and right…

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One creamy-white carved ivory figure of an elephant depicted trumpeting with mouth open and snout raised.

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One three-piece rectangular brass daigou. Obverse of each component presents serpentine dragon moulded in relief.

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Small ornamental table screen in form of jade tablet, featuring finely (carved) inscribed script (obverse) and dragon design (reverse). Commemorates first woman who had silk worms in China by discovering use of mulberry leaves. Obverse: …

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One light tan ceramic figure depicted standing with its legs together and its arms clasped together across its chest. The figure presents a full head of curly hair or perhaps a close-fitting headdress and is dressed in a tunic and pants. The figure…

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One light tan carved stone animal depicted crouching on a shallow base with its head and snout extended. Object is quite worn.

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One small yellow-brown approximately cylindrical wood pendant carved in the form of the head of a man wearing a cap. Pierced longitudinally with mauve cord threaded through.

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One leaf-shaped gilt filigree brooch. Obverse perimeter fashioned into a botanical pattern with tadpole-shaped motifs and embellished with turquoise kingfisher feathers (tian tsui). Obverse centre mounted with a flat carved mutton fat jade motif.…

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One gilt filigree brooch in the form of a flattened semi-circle. Obverse presents botanical patterns embellished with turquoise kingfisher feathers (tian tsui) and inset with pearls coral jade and coloured glass. Suspended from the left and right…

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Five hair pins. Each pin consists of a long slender gold- or silver-hued metallic body the upper ends of which terminate in ornate mountings of jade pearl rose quartz and enameled metal.

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One necklace comprising ninety six creamy-white hollow reticulated soft-paste ceramic spheres and three fragments threaded through with light brown twine.

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One red-brown wood daigou comprising two separate components. One component exhibits a hook in the shape of the head of a dragon; the other component exhibits a rectangular loop into which the dragon head hooks. Obverse of both components presents…

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One pipe in the form of an elongated red-brown speckled bamboo cylinder with a bone mouthpiece and a brass bowl.

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One three-piece rectangular brass daigou. Obverse of each component presents serpentine dragon moulded in relief.

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One bronze figurine of the Sino-Tibetan deity figure Dam Can. Outstretched hands are represented performing simhamukha or 'lion face' mudra. Dam Can depicted riding a buffalo upon a base that exhibits stylised wave patterns. Figurine exhibits remains…

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One bronze circle and cross in centre, seven 'petals', with back loop. Known as a 'Nestorian Cross'.

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In diamond, with loops on each arm of cross. Back loop. Known as a 'Nestorian Cross'.

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Six-petalled flowers, looped back. Known as a 'Nestorian Cross'.

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One dark gray circular bronze button with speckles of brown and blue-green corrosion. Obverse convex with moulded embellishments on the rim. Reverse slightly concave with moulded ring.

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One dark grey circular bronze pendant with a prominent ring-shaped attachment. Convex obverse and concave reverse.

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One bronze pendant resembling the head of an animal with large eyes and ears and a pointed snout. Bar loop attached to reverse.

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One bronze amulet with four loops and pointed centre bar.

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One approximately semi-circular unglazed grey earthenware tile. Obverse moulded in high relief in the form of a stylised cat mask.

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One small glazed red-brown and tan ceramic figurine of a standing animal with a raised head.

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One small glazed light tan and white ceramic figurine of a standing animal with a raised head.

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One small glazed yellow-brown ceramic figurine of a standing animal with a raised head.

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One small glazed white and brown ceramic figurine of a standing animal with a raised head.

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One small glazed dark brown ceramic figurine of a standing animal. Hole through nose.

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One brass daigou comprising five semi-precious stones mounted in an oval brass fitting. Obverse of brass fitting presents an elaborate serpentine botanical relief pattern.

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One double-lobed brass daigou comprising two semi-precious stones set into brass fittings.

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One approximately square-shaped dark brown relief carved wood pendant. Both sides present near identical garden landscape designs with cranes and blossoms. Vertical edges exhibit curvilinear ruyi fungal patterns that link into stylised bat motifs at…

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One small glazed yellow-brown ceramic figurine of a standing animal.

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One irregularly shaped, cast bronze sculpture. Served as a coin called ‘Ant Money’. Details carved in relief.

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One bronze jug with a cylindrical body moulded into an S-shape. In the form of a zun but with a handle attached to the lower half of the body. Vessel exhibits green patina with flecks of metallic yellow and red. Narrow groove encircling waist defines…

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One semi-circular unglazed light tan earthenware tile. Obverse presents moulded motifs in the form of a central tree flanked by two stylised figures mounted on horseback.

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One wallet: Brown leather wallet with 5-pointed star cut into the front outside surface. Two pockets, one inside each half. Well used but in good condition. Some stitching frayed. Used by Rewi Alley and deposited by Alan Duan, his adopted son,…

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One bronze figurine in a fabric-covered box. Figure of Central Asian dancer posed on a lotus-bud-shaped pedestal with right arm and right leg raised. Copy of original found near Shandan, Gansu, in the Shandan Rewi Alley Museum. Box fabric is…

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One bronze sculpture of two near-identifical prone figurines oriented top to tail. Figures are connected at their upper and lower torsos by two mouldings in the shape of flattened cylinders and are depicted clasping one another's left hands.

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Perspex disc with red backing and engraved Chinese characters. Disc sitting on perspex base with yellow Chinese characters. Backed with a clear perspex stand.

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Presented to Rewi Alley on his 85th birthday, granting him the first honorary citizenship of Beijing in 1982.

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Personal seal of Rewi Alley carved in ivory depicting the traditional male lion with front paw on a sphere (in small case). Inscribed 艾黎 (Aili) in seal script.

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One rectangular box containing three antique Chinese coins. Box covered in pale pink fabric embroidered with a pattern of circles and diamonds containing floral motifs in red green and yellow stitching. Inside lid of box presents placard providing…

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One circular bronze medallion. Obverse presents head and shoulders portrait of Sun Yat Sen. Reverse upper outer circumference presents Chinese characters within which is an illustration of a building in a traditional architectural style.

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Gold plated medallion for 'World Decade for Cultural Development' (1988-1997). Depicts a hologram of four theatrical masks on one side. On reverse are three dancing women with ribbons and inscription. In pink velvet case.

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One oval brass daigou made from reshaped jun ware shards set into a brass fitting. Obverse comprises a central red shard ground into a rectangular shape flanked by two blue-purple shards ground into semi-circular shapes.

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One relief carved wood sculpture in the form of a figure on horseback. Exhibits remnants of red yellow and green pigmentation. Horse's tail and arms of rider are missing.

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One carved wood figure depicted standing with its right hand clutching the remains of a staff. Figure exhibits remnants of red yellow and green pigmentation. Left arm and most of the lower limbs are missing.

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One carved wood figure posed standing on a shallow base. Figure is depicted wearing elaborate dress and is painted red green blue and gold. Right arm is missing.

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One yellow-brown carved wood figurine of a warrior standing on a shallow red-painted base. Figure brandishes a short upright sword in its right hand and in its left hand holds close to its body a shield fashioned in the form of a human face.…

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One tall circular glazed light grey ceramic vase with a narrow neck and flaring lip surmounting broad high shoulders that taper gradually to a slightly out-turned base. Vessel exterior body exhibits designs in dark grey colouration. Vase shoulders…

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One circular glazed grey-green ceramic vase with a short narrow neck and out-turned lip surmounting broad high shoulders that taper gradually to a slightly out-flaring base. Upper shoulders of vase exterior exhibit a ruyi or fungus pattern with black…

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One glazed blue and white ceramic figure. In the form of two fish with upraised tails flanking a central vertical form the obverse and reverse of which are emblazoned with Chinese characters.

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One circular glazed red-brown ceramic vessel. Presents a wide mouth and short slightly out-turned neck surmounting high shoulders and a body that gradually tapers to a flat narrow base. Vessel exterior exhibits pattern of horizontal striations.

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One approximately rectangular red-brown openwork carved and pierced ivory sculpture. Presents a flattened frieze-like design of a bird feeding from a flowering planet.

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One blue-purple glazed ceramic shard ground into a teardrop shape with a scalloped edge. Shard inset in black base. Reverse presents inscription.

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Five small carved wood sceptres embellished with red green and gold pigment. Each sceptre comprises a teardrop-shaped head and figurative motif surmounting a short shaft and crown.

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One openwork relief-carved wood sculpture depicting a robed figure on horseback. Sculpture painted red green and yellow.

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One light tan elongated blade-shaped walrus tusk slightly curved along its length. Each side presents incised designs of figures engaged in boating and fishing.

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One very small bronze figure in the form of a stylised fox head. Obverse and reverse exhibit green patina.

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One brown cylindrical wooden container with a ring-shaped cap and a yellow-white bone or ivory stopper threaded through with orange cord.

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One furnishing for lower end of sword scabbard. White, ornamented with geometric pattern of squares. Three holes at top.

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One shallow circular glazed red sang de boeuf plate with a shallow wide base. Rim and underside of base are glazed white. Underside of base exhibits mark of Jiaqing (1796-1820).

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One glazed blue-white Fujian blanc de Chine female figure. Figure is depicted standing on a cuboid pedestal with hands placed together at waist height.

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One ceramic shard. Obverse presents blue and white glazed design of a robed woman.

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One long slender white jade pin. Button-shaped head presents incised design comprising ruyi fungal patterns surrounding a central flower. The centre of the flower defines a shallow concavity in which there may have been an inset gemstone.

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One white jade pin. Presents a slightly curved body terminating in a button-shaped head with an incised design comprising ruyi fungal patterns surrounding a central motif in the form of a toothed-wheel.

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One long slender white jade pin. Pale green vein. Incised circular symbol on upper end.

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One long slender white mutton fat jade pin. Upper end terminates in externally-toothed spiral.

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One elongated adze-shaped jade object. Blue-grey with darker blue vein. Upper extremity terminates in short handle and collar. Obverse lower end presents chisel-shaped slightly-stepped concavity.

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One approximately circular white mutton-fat jade pendant in the form of a coiled animal. Light brown vein. Obverse presents an approximately convex profile separating into several tiers of details incised and carved in shallow relief. Reverse…

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One long slender slightly curved white jade pin. Obverse presents shallow relief carving of eight figures and serpentine patterns that pierces jade. Reverse is flat. Decorated part of pin surmounted by a spike.

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One circular white jade button. Blue-brown vein. Obverse presents relief carving of coiled lizard. Reverse presents transverse piercing threaded through with blue cord.

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One rectinlinear yellow-white jade ornament with rounded corners. Yellow-brown vein. Slightly convex obverse presents shallow relief-carved stylised design of a dragon under a tree. Reverse is flat and presents four holes pierced part way through…

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One triangluar white jade sword-guard. Grey-brown vein. Narrow rectangular slot pierced through cross-section. Brown cord threaded through. Obverse and reverse present shallow relief-carved serpentine patterns and an incised stylised animal head.

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One U-shaped white jade ornament. Yellow-brown vein.

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One cylindrical green jade bead. Dark green vein. Slight taper towards top with incised linear pattern. Hole pierced through longitudinal axis threaded through with red cord; knotted at either end to secure bead.

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One crescent-shaped grey-white jade huang. Brown-flecked vein. From a girdle pendant. Obverse presents incised intertwining pattern. One suspension hole near left-hand inside rim. Remains of two suspension holes on right-hand edge. Two square notches…

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One blade-shaped blue-white jade gui. Blue-brown vein. Small hole at top thread through with white cord. Suspension hole at top.

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One triangular blue-grey jade ornament in the form of a stylised cicada. Blue and brown vein. Obverse presents convex body carved in shallow relief. Reverse is flat with incised details.

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One cylindrical yellow-white jade carving. Brown vein. Exterior surface presents engraved design of stylised dragon. Hole pierced part way along longitudinal axis from bottom end.

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One elongated cylindrical white jade carving. Yellow-brown vein. Exterior surface presents engraved geometric pattern. Hole pierced through longitudinal axis.

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One cylindrical yellow-brown jade bead. Dark brown vein. Hole pierced through longitudinal axis. Threaded through with red cord knotted at either end to secure bead.

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One adze-shaped jade object. White with grey-brown vein. Obverse and reverse present band of six incised lines. Three holes in top with black cord threaded through.

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One yellow-brown jade cong. Dark brown vein. Top and bottom present inner ring relief superimposed on square outer cross-section. Each side of long body exhibits image of dragon carved in low relief.

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One brown-white jade bead in shape of flattened cyclinder. Dark brown vein. Small hole pierced through longitudinal axis.

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One grey-white jade pendant. Green-brown vein. Two small holes pierced through top. Obverse present eight incised lines of variable length; reverse presents seven incised lines of variable length.

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One dark brown and grey jade ornament in the form of a flattened oval. Circular hole drilled parallel to faces through width. Obverse and reverse present engraved animal heads.

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One rectangular black lacquered silk-lined case containing two rectangular grey ink sticks broken into two pieces. Case lid presents four gold Chinese characters 仿古藏煙 (modelled after antique inks). Left and right upper obverses present sun…

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One glazed white ceramic snuff bottle resembling a teapot. A short wide neck with a beaded rim sits on one end of a boat-shaped body with a moulded ribbon-shaped handle on its upper surface and a flat approximately oval-shaped base. Interior of neck…

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One glazed ceramic snuff bottle in the form of two smiling open-robed figures standing side-by-side on an eight-sided base. Each figure has black hair white skin and red lips and presents a small hole in the top of its head. Figures wear robes…

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One glazed ceramic snuff bottle in the shape of a human figure with white skin black hair and red lips wearing blue-green pink yellow and orange garments open at the front.

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One black ink tablet in the form of a flattened square with a raised perimeter. Obverse presents trigram k'un (earth) in gold pigment bounded by a gold circle. Reverse presents stamped illustration of the Eighteen Luohan (personal disciples of the…

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One rectangular dark grey relief-carved wooden tablet with long straight sides and trefoil ends. One side presents architectural forms juxtaposed with landscape features. The other side presents two stylised dragons and three Chinese characters…

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One grey rounded rectangular ink stone in a two-piece red-brown wooden case. Ink stone obverse presents flat oval working surface for grinding ink sticks. Incised botanical designs flow from obverse to reverse on one end of the stone. Reverse…

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One cylindrical white mutton-fat jade ornament. Light brown vein. Slightly raised horizontal central band presenting shallow relief-carved serpentine pattern. Rounded upper surface surmounted by carved dragon. Flat base.

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One approximately rectangular white mutton-fat jade pendant. Convex obverse presents incised spiral patterns. Reverse is flat. Small hole pierced at top.

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One serpentine white mutton-fat jade pendant. Obverse and reverse present flat surfaces on which wave and spiral patterns are incised or carved in shallow relief. Tablet-like body of carving is pierced to create three serpentine interior openings.…

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One circular white mutton-fat jade ornament. Obverse exhibits convex profile with relief carving of dragon. Reverse exhibits convex profile.

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One unglazed grey-brown earthenware tile. Obverse presents schematised kneeling human figure modelled in high relief.

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One glazed olive-brown ceramic vessel in the form of a flattened globe. Vessel presents a slightly flaring lip and short narrow neck surmounting wide shoulders and a body that tapers to a flat narrow unglazed base. Glazed exterior exhibits crazing.

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One small glazed Cizhou ware vessel in the form of a flattened globe with a short narrow neck flaring out at the top and supported by a shallow narrow base. Exterior presents serpentine pattern in dark brown glaze on a lighter grey-brown glazed…

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One plain circular ceramic bowl with a shallow base. Glazed light blue. Undecorated apart from darker blue interior and exterior circumferential lines and a Chinese character on the interior base. Underside of base encrusted with grit.

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One circular glazed blue and white ceramic bowl with a shallow base enclosed inside a wicker case with a metal rim. Bowl interior presents a botanical motif on the base and a band of botanical patterning just beneath upper rim. Middle interior of…

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One circular glazed blue-white ceramic bowl with a slightly flaring lip and a shallow narrow base. Bowl interior embellished with blue circumferential lines immediately beneath rim and around the base. Interior base presents circular blue serpentine…

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One glazed white pale green and light ochre ceramic figurine. The figure is presented standing in flowing robes and bearing a relatively large vase-shaped vessel. Facial features are detailed in traces of black. The back of the figurine presents a…

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One circular glazed green orange and white Jun ware bowl with a shallow narrow base. Bowl interior and exterior present loosely executed botanical designs with a bird motif on the interior base. Exterior base of bowl is unglazed.

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One adze-shaped jade object. White with blue-grey vein on obverse and brown-flecked vein on reverse.

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One tinted purple blown glass brush rest in the form of the head of a trident with rounded points - those on the sides curving inwards. Interior of object contains air bubbles.

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One unglazed painted figure of an armoured warrior standing erect on a ram with his right leg raised to rest on the ram's head. Figure strikes an assertive pose with left hand on hip and the right fist raised as if brandishing the shaft of a…

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One glazed sancai ware figure in the form of a double-humped 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 unglazed tan-brown earthenware figure in the form of a horse's head. Fragment of a larger piece. Horse's head presented in rearing posture with ears pricked and mouth open. Details of head and bridle moulded in relief.

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One unglazed black and tan earthenware figurine in the form of a pig.

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One rectangular translucent white jade pendant. Obverse and reverse present engraved continuous wave pattern. Carved ornamentation of upper extremity is laterally inverted mirror repetition of that at lower extremity. Likely Hetian jade from Xinjiang…

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One rectangular unglazed light tan earthenware model of a stove/brazier. Model presents cut-out in the front for air circulation and clearing ash. There also are three enclosed fire boxes on top of the stove and a retaining lip along the rear edge.

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One adze-shaped jade object. White with brown vein. One round hole at the top.

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One rectangular yellow-brown jade sui. Darker brown vein. Obverse presents carved dot pattern in low relief. One end has been broken off.

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One elongated blade-shaped green jade gui. Dark green vein.

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One circular earthenware boshanlu lid. Obverse coated in red-brown glaze with stylised designs of running human and animal figures moulded in relief. Reverse unglazed.

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One sancai ware figure depicted with the body of a squatting animal and a more anthropomorphic head adorned with large flaring ears and a crown that tapers into an elongated point. Figure's body is glazed brown and green whilst its head is unglazed…

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One elongated circular glazed dark brown ceramic vase. Vessel presents narrow mouth over high shoulders and a body that gradually tapers to a short narrow slightly out-flaring base. Upper third of vase body presents moulded relief design of a ship…

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One circular brown and white jade bi. Small circular central hole. Obverse and reverse present arabesque relief patterns defining four double S-shapes and a cruciform contained within plain narrow outer border.

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One circular translucent grey-blue jade bi. Small circular central hole. Obverse and reverse present image of a fish in the sea contained within plain narrow outer border.

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One circular brown jade bi. Brown-flecked vein. Medium-sized central hole.

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One circular semi-translucent brown and grey jade bi. White-streaked vein. Small circular central hole.

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One circular mottled grey and brown jade bi. Medium-sized circular central hole.

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One circular translucent white jade yuan. Brown vein over two thirds of obverse and reverse circumference. Large circular central hole.

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One circular grey-white jade bi. Brown-flecked vein. Medium-sized circular central hole. Narrow recess around outer circumference in pulley fashion. Obverse presents narrow rectangular radial incision.

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One yellow-brown jade ornament in shape of a sunflower.

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One dimaond-shaped green jade pendant. Darker green vein. Small circular central hole.

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One adze-shaped jade object. White with blue-brown vein. Small hole pierced at top with blue cord threaded through.

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One rectangular green-brown jade daigou. Dark brown vein. Obverse and reverse present incised serpentine patterns.

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One broad flat rectangular green-white jade sui. Brown-grey vein. Profile exhibits rectangular slot through middle of object and a hook at one end. Plain cord threaded through slot.

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One adze-shaped jade object. Green with darker green vein. One round hole at top.

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One elongated jade knife. White with light brown vein. Obverse exhibits green patch.

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One yellow-brown carved stone pendant in the form of a square tablet. One side of the pendant presents two small holes piercing opposing corners and threaded through with orange cord.

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One short blade-shaped translucent white jade gui. Brown-flecked vein. Hole at the top. Upper third of body exhibits three incised lines; upper line intersects hole.

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One triangular white jade pendant. Blue-brown vein. Pendant presents two birds sitting back to back on a tortoise. Birds cut in shallow relief; markings on tortoise incised.
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