Auction 06.06.1994

Christie's
London, King Street

Datum der Auktion: 06.06.1994

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A FINE AND VERY RARE IVORY 'PHOENIX' PLAQUE, of triangular shape carved...

A FINE AND VERY RARE IVORY 'PHOENIX' PLAQUE, of triangular shape carved around a flying phoenix with outstretched wings and trailing tail on a pierced ground of clouds, the reverse hollowed by repeated drilling, the rim pierced three times for attachment, the ivory darkened to brown in some areas

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 10.000 £ - 15.000 £

Datum: 06.06.1994

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A MING IVORY FIGURE OF WENCHANG seated on a throne, wearing a loose robe...

A MING IVORY FIGURE OF WENCHANG seated on a throne, wearing a loose robe belted around the waist and a black official's cap, with a long wispy beard and moustache and holding a band around his chest, the ivory with areas of dark brown and remains of floral decoration (age cracks, nose chip and minor

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 06.06.1994

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A MING IVORY FIGURE OF ZHONG LIQUAN , carved conforming with the curve of...

A MING IVORY FIGURE OF ZHONG LIQUAN , carved conforming with the curve of the tusk with shallow-relief folds and belt, the right hand holding a fan, the face bearded, the head with a wood cap (sides slightly reduced, cap restored), Ming Dynasty, circa 1580-1644 22cm. high

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 2.500 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 06.06.1994

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AN IVORY AND BRONZE IMMORTAL GROUP, the rider carved as Zhangguo with his...

AN IVORY AND BRONZE IMMORTAL GROUP, the rider carved as Zhangguo with his bamboo tube-drum and two iron sticks, seated side-saddle on his striding gilt-bronze mule, harnessed and turning slightly to one side (old damages), 17th Century 23cm. high, wood stand

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 1.800 £ - 2.500 £

Datum: 06.06.1994

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FOUR IVORY FIGURES OF LOHANS, each standing on a rockwork base, including...

FOUR IVORY FIGURES OF LOHANS, each standing on a rockwork base, including Sheng Guiyi playing a pipa and standing on a rock, Yongbao holding the Buddhist wheel enveloped in flames and a fly-whisk, standing on a mythical animal, Guanshen Wuchang grasping a Buddhist staff while standing on a rock and

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 2.500 £ - 3.500 £

Datum: 06.06.1994

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FOUR IVORY IMMORTALS AND GUANYIN, the Immortals including Yan Wuyu holding...

FOUR IVORY IMMORTALS AND GUANYIN, the Immortals including Yan Wuyu holding his belt and pointing to his face, Houyi holding a bow in one hand and an arrow in the other, Caiyu holding a sword, and Gu Kaizhi holding his beard in one hand and a pen and book in the other, 29cm. approx.; the female

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 06.06.1994

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AN IVORY TABLE SCREEN, BRUSHPOT, CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER, AND A SEAL, the...

AN IVORY TABLE SCREEN, BRUSHPOT, CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER, AND A SEAL, the screen carved with a crab-apple tree and butterfly, the reverse with two lines of poetry, When the morning sun breaks through the icy clouds a thousand snowy peaks emerge, warm showers bring out the flowers in the rain , 27cm

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 06.06.1994

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TWO IVORY CRESCENT PLAQUES, one carved with children playing around a large...

TWO IVORY CRESCENT PLAQUES, one carved with children playing around a large water jar, the other with seven children and their old teacher, each with tree roots on the reverse, 19th Century approx. 31cm. long (2

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 06.06.1994

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AN IVORY VASE AND COVER, of flattened baluster shape, with lion-mask...

AN IVORY VASE AND COVER, of flattened baluster shape, with lion-mask handles suspending loose-rings, the cover carved with a lion and cub, the body carved with scenes from 'The Dream of the Red Chamber', Honglou Meng , including scenes of four ladies fishing on a lotus pond as well as Wang Xifeng

Los #: 9

Schätzpreis: 1.200 £ - 1.800 £

Datum: 06.06.1994

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TWO CARVED IVORY VASES AND A COVER, one with two tiers of loose- ring...

TWO CARVED IVORY VASES AND A COVER, one with two tiers of loose- ring handles flanking the neck and shoulder, carved with a scene depicting the king of Zhou distributing largesse from the Deer Terrace, 30cm. high; the other vase carved with a shallow-relief leaf design around the neck above 18

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 1.500 £ - 2.500 £

Datum: 06.06.1994

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TWO VERY LARGE IVORY FIGURES OF LUOHANS, each standing on a pierced...

TWO VERY LARGE IVORY FIGURES OF LUOHANS, each standing on a pierced rockwork base, including Xin Pingdeng with long eyebrows, holding a string of beads and standing on a demon, and Xing Renci , holding a symbolic spade and wearing a string of beads, standing on a mythical beast (shaft restored

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 5.000 £

Datum: 06.06.1994

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A SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF A LUOHAN carved seated on a seperate rockwork base...

A SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF A LUOHAN carved seated on a seperate rockwork base, wearing loose robes open at the chest, with a meditative smiling expression, his hands holding a stem (small chip), 17th Century 7.8cm. high

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 06.06.1994

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A RARE SILVER-LINED CARVED CORAL CUP of peach shape, the exterior carved in...

A RARE SILVER-LINED CARVED CORAL CUP of peach shape, the exterior carved in medium relief with the Three Friends of Winter, bamboo, pine and blossoming prunus branches below a key-pattern band around the rim, the handle formed by an angular branch (restored), 17th/18th Century 11.5cm

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 06.06.1994

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A BOXWOOD FIGURE OF A DAOIST SAGE AND A JADEITE RING, the figure seated in...

A BOXWOOD FIGURE OF A DAOIST SAGE AND A JADEITE RING, the figure seated in a casual manner on a large double-gourd, carved with a moustache and loose robes, the wood of polished brownish-orange tone, 9cm. high, 18th Century; the ring with icy green inclusions, 2.7cm. diam. (2

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 06.06.1994

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AN INSCRIBED BOXWOOD BRUSHPOT, one side carved in shallow relief with a...

AN INSCRIBED BOXWOOD BRUSHPOT, one side carved in shallow relief with a prunus tree and rockwork, the reverse with a long inscription, the wood of pale orange-brown tone, 18th Century 9.5cm. high

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 1.200 £ - 1.800 £

Datum: 06.06.1994

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A ROCK CRYSTAL BALL AND BRONZE STAND, the ball of well-carved spherical...

A ROCK CRYSTAL BALL AND BRONZE STAND, the ball of well-carved spherical shape, pierced, the square stand cast with a Xuande six-character mark (scratched), the stand probably 18th Century 18cm. diam

Los #: 17

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 5.000 £

Datum: 06.06.1994

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A PAIR OF SILVER AND CHAMPLEVE ENAMEL CANDLESTICKS, each with domed base...

A PAIR OF SILVER AND CHAMPLEVE ENAMEL CANDLESTICKS, each with domed base, knopped mid-section and broad drip pan surmounted by a shaft supporting a spike and upper drip pan, decorated in blue and pink enamel and relief with bats among clouds between lotus petals and stiff leaves, mid Qing Dynasty

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 800 £ - 1.200 £

Datum: 06.06.1994

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A LARGE SILVER BOWL with deep rounded sides resting on three scrolling...

A LARGE SILVER BOWL with deep rounded sides resting on three scrolling dragon legs, the exterior decorated in applied relief with birds flying among blossoming prunus branches, the base stamped SHANGHAI LUENWO, 19th Century 31cm. wide

Los #: 20

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 06.06.1994

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A BEIJING YELLOW GLASS VASE of pear shape with waisted foot and tall...

A BEIJING YELLOW GLASS VASE of pear shape with waisted foot and tall cylindrical neck, the glass of even egg-yolk tone, Qianlong four-character seal mark and of the period 13.5cm. high

Los #: 21

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 06.06.1994

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A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF A BODHISATTVA AND A GILT-BRONZE STAND, the first...

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF A BODHISATTVA AND A GILT-BRONZE STAND, the first seated in padmasana on an openwork rectangular base, the hands held together in , wearing a tiara and floral earrings, the base incised (slightly dented), 18.5cm. high; the stand raised on three stylised archaistic elephant

Los #: 22

Schätzpreis: 1.200 £ - 1.800 £

Datum: 06.06.1994

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A GILT-SPLASHED BRONZE 'CHAMPION' VASE, the two ovoid vases of graduated...

A GILT-SPLASHED BRONZE 'CHAMPION' VASE, the two ovoid vases of graduated size, linked by dragons with scrolling bodies, the shoulders with mythical animal-head handles, the bronze with a dark brown patina embellished with irregular gilt splashes, 17th/18th Century 20cm. high

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 06.06.1994

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A GILT-SPLASHED BRONZE VASE of tapering ovoid shape with mask handles...

A GILT-SPLASHED BRONZE VASE of tapering ovoid shape with mask handles, waisted neck and short vertical flanges dividing shallow-relief taotie on a leiwen ground above pendent cicadas, the bronze embellished with irregular gilt splashes, Xuande six-charcater mark, 17th/18th Century 27.2cm. high

Los #: 24

Schätzpreis: 3.500 £ - 4.000 £

Datum: 06.06.1994

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A MING-STYLE GILT-COPPER EWER AND COVER of Persian design, the pear-shaped...

A MING-STYLE GILT-COPPER EWER AND COVER of Persian design, the pear-shaped body with a tall waisted neck, bracket handle and high cabriole spout, each side with a relief cartouche of peaches and peony, raised on an attached openwork leaf stand, the domed cover with a Buddhistic lion finial, probably

Los #: 26

Schätzpreis: 700 £ - 1.000 £

Datum: 06.06.1994

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A GILT-BRONZE BUDDHA, seated in dhyanasana on a waisted lotus base, the...

A GILT-BRONZE BUDDHA, seated in dhyanasana on a waisted lotus base, the right hand in bhumispasamudra , the left held across the lap with palm upward, wearing an open dohti with sash incised with scrolling lotus and an openwork tiara, the face with a smiling expression and urna , the hair with

Los #: 28

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 06.06.1994

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A LARGE BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN AND CHILD, cast seated in rajalitasana on...

A LARGE BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN AND CHILD, cast seated in rajalitasana on a rockwork base flanked by outcrops supporting a vase and a bird, the child holding a ruyi sceptre, Guanyin wearing loose robes open at the chest to reveal a bejewelled necklace and a hood above a tiara, a Buddhistic lion

Los #: 29

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 06.06.1994

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A SILVER-INLAID BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN standing on a cloud base with one...

A SILVER-INLAID BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN standing on a cloud base with one foot exposed beneath her loose robes, looking down and slightly to one side with a serene expression, her inserted hands touching, wearing a necklace and tiara, her cloak inlaid with clouds and scrolling foliage and a

Los #: 30

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 06.06.1994

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A LARGE CLOISONNE ENAMEL AND GILT-BRONZE MOONFLASK with two elaborate...

A LARGE CLOISONNE ENAMEL AND GILT-BRONZE MOONFLASK with two elaborate dragon handles flanking the knopped neck, decorated with a dense peony flower, daisy and lingzhi fungus issuing from green rockwork around the base, reserved on a turquoise ground above key-pattern around the base, Qianlong

Los #: 31

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 06.06.1994

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A CLOISONNE ENAMEL FIVE-PIECE ALTAR GARNITURE comprising a tripod incense...

A CLOISONNE ENAMEL FIVE-PIECE ALTAR GARNITURE comprising a tripod incense burner and pierced cover, two pricket candlesticks and two gu vases, the censer with upright bracket handles, lion-mask legs and openwork gilt-bronze dragon finial, the candlesticks with broad drip pans, all decorated with

Los #: 33

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 7.000 £

Datum: 06.06.1994

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A PAIR OF GILT-BRONZE AND CLOISONNE ENAMEL TRIPOD INCENSE BURNERS AND...

A PAIR OF GILT-BRONZE AND CLOISONNE ENAMEL TRIPOD INCENSE BURNERS AND COVERS, each raised on elephant-head legs, with bracket handles, the double-domed cover pierced with lotus meander and surmounted by an openwork dragon finial, the body decorated with lotus meander containing shou characters on a

Los #: 34

Schätzpreis: 7.000 £ - 9.000 £

Datum: 06.06.1994

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A CLOISONNE ENAMEL TRIPOD INCENSE BURNER of inverted bell shape, raised on...

A CLOISONNE ENAMEL TRIPOD INCENSE BURNER of inverted bell shape, raised on three cabriole legs issuing from lion-masks, the rim with two flange handles, decorated with Indian lotus meander below bands of ruyi , archaistic scrollwork and scrolling lotus, all on a turquoise ground, 18th Century

Los #: 35

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 06.06.1994