Auction 18.09.2003

Christie's
New York, Rockefeller Center

Datum der Auktion: 18.09.2003

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A RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP

A RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP 17th/18th century Finely carved as a leaf with outturned edges nestled in the leafy branches of fruiting lychee which form the base, a single leaf and a section of branch extending over one end of the rim 5½in. (13.8cm.) long

Los #: 70

Schätzpreis: 12.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 18.09.2003

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A RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP

A RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP 17th/18th century Well carved in high relief with birds perched in a prunus tree, a pair of pheasants and lotus plants and a peacock and prunus, the stem carved at one end a continuation of the coiled stem that forms the oval foot rim 5 5/8in. (14.2cm.) long, box

Los #: 71

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 18.09.2003

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A BAMBOO TREE-TRUNK LIBATION CUP

A BAMBOO TREE-TRUNK LIBATION CUP 17th/18th century Well carved and undercut with a pair of deer beneath the spreading branches of a pine tree that extend around the sides 5½in. (14cm.) long

Los #: 72

Schätzpreis: 2.500 $ - 3.500 $

Datum: 18.09.2003

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A RARE LINGZHI FUNGUS TABLE SCREEN

A RARE LINGZHI FUNGUS TABLE SCREEN Qing dynasty (1644-1911) A large dried natural fungus head supported on a projecting fungal growth in back 11½in. (29.2cm.) long

Los #: 73

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 18.09.2003

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A LANDSCAPE-CARVED RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP

A LANDSCAPE-CARVED RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP 17th/18th century The sides well carved in high relief with a river and trees growing from rocky ledges, with a large pine tree, rock and the trunk of a smaller tree forming the handle at one end 5in. (12.2cm.) long

Los #: 74

Schätzpreis: 12.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 18.09.2003

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A RARE SIGNED AND INSCRIBED RHINOCEROS HORN EAR CUP

A RARE SIGNED AND INSCRIBED RHINOCEROS HORN EAR CUP Signed Bao Tiancheng, 17th/18th century The translucent horn simply and elegantly carved in imitation of Han dynasty prototypes made from other materials, raised on a rounded rectangular foot, the base finely inscribed in seal script with a lengthy

Los #: 75

Schätzpreis: 50.000 $ - 70.000 $

Datum: 18.09.2003

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A RARE BLACK LACQUER LOBED DISH

A RARE BLACK LACQUER LOBED DISH Song dynasty (960-1279) The body flaring widely from a shallow ring foot before rising in a gentle curve to the metal-bound lobed rim, covered allover in black lacquer now faded to brown thinning to a paler tone on the six slender ribs dividing the lobes on the

Los #: 76

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 18.09.2003

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A MING BLACK-LACQUERED WOOD QIN

A MING BLACK-LACQUERED WOOD QIN Wanli period (1573-1619) Of tapering shaped outline, covered in black lacquer with exposed wood bridge and seven mother-of-pearl studs on the arched top, with two fluted globular peg feet, yanzu ('wild geese feet'), and seven similarly fluted tapering wood tuning

Los #: 78

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 18.09.2003

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A RARE CARVED RED LACQUER CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER

A RARE CARVED RED LACQUER CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER Qianlong six-character gilt-filled incised mark in a line and of the period (1736-1795) The top well carved with a writhing front-faced, five-clawed dragon coiling around a flaming pearl amidst swirling clouds, the rounded sides carved with two pairs

Los #: 79

Schätzpreis: 25.000 $ - 35.000 $

Datum: 18.09.2003

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A LARGE IVORY CARVING OF GUANYIN

A LARGE IVORY CARVING OF GUANYIN The goddess shown seated within a rockwork grotto with an amphora on one ledge and a small inscribed book on another, with the small figure of a woman standing amidst waves to one side of the base and a young boy acolyte to the other, the reverse carved with further

Los #: 84

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 18.09.2003

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A WELL-CARVED PIERCED AMBER BRUSHREST

A WELL-CARVED PIERCED AMBER BRUSHREST 18th century Carved as pierced rocks lapped at the base by waves from which leaps a fish and a sinuous dragon pursuing a flaming pearl, the amber translucent and of deep rich color; together with a small amber pendant, 18th century, well carved as a leafy branch

Los #: 85

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 18.09.2003

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A LARGE LINGBI SCHOLAR'S ROCK

A LARGE LINGBI SCHOLAR'S ROCK The fine-grained blackish stone with irregular surface textured with soft wrinkles and with some buff surface accretions, in the form of a rearing dragon 27½in. (69.8cm.) high, wood stand

Los #: 89

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 18.09.2003

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A HUAMU MELON-FORM TABLE WITH FIVE DRUM-SHAPED STOOLS

A HUAMU MELON-FORM TABLE WITH FIVE DRUM-SHAPED STOOLS 18th century The table with burlwood top set within a wide-rim circular frame, supported by five curved legs joined at the top and base by thick, beaded aprons, the upper and lower borders outlined by beading and 'nail-head' bosses, the foot ring

Los #: 90

Schätzpreis: 40.000 $ - 50.000 $

Datum: 18.09.2003

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Gu Jianlong (1606-after 1687)

Gu Jianlong (1606-after 1687) Ladies Doing Needlework on a Garden Terrace Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper Signed Yunchen Gu Jianlong, with one seal of the artist: Jian Long, and depicting two gentlewomen sitting on a rug on an outdoor terrace collaborating on an embroidery project, a young

Los #: 92

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 18.09.2003

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ANONYMOUS (18th century)

ANONYMOUS (18th century) Summer Afternoon by the Lotus Pond Ink and color on paper Depicting a gentleman, his wife, and young son whiling away a warm afternoon in their extensive gardens, while attendants bring tea and a pipe, the table nearby set up for a game of weiqi 37½ x 70 3/8in. (95.3 x

Los #: 94

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 18.09.2003

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A LARGE INDIGO-BLUE SILK BROCADE PANEL

A LARGE INDIGO-BLUE SILK BROCADE PANEL Early 18th century The panel from the yoke of an unsewn chaofu , woven in gold and multicolored threads with four five-clawed dragons confronting flaming pearls amidst clusters of clouds, all against a dark indigo-blue ground, the rust brocade border of the

Los #: 95

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 18.09.2003

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ANONYMOUS (18th century)

ANONYMOUS (18th century) A Pair of Ancestor Portraits Depicting Ming Xiaozong (1488-1505) and His Empress Each depicting the imperial personages seated in a horseshoeback armchair on a patterned rug, wearing formal robes Each 68 x 38½in. (172.7 x 97.7cm.), framed (2

Los #: 96

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 10.000 $

Datum: 18.09.2003

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A WHITE AND BUFF JADE PIERCED BOWL AND COVER

A WHITE AND BUFF JADE PIERCED BOWL AND COVER Qianlong period (1736-1795) The bowl with openwork sides well carved with lotus scroll and raised on a flared foot pierced with a lappet band, the handles carved as large peony sprigs suspending loose rings, the similar openwork cover surmounted by a

Los #: 100

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 18.09.2003

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AN UNUSUAL MOTTLED GREENISH-GREY JADE SHALLOW BOWL

AN UNUSUAL MOTTLED GREENISH-GREY JADE SHALLOW BOWL Ming dynasty (1368-1644) The rounded, inward-curving sides finely carved in relief with a leafy foliate meander, repeated as five further blossoming leafy stems carved on the raised center of the interior, and again as a single large stem on the

Los #: 101

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 18.09.2003

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A WHITE AND RUSSET JADE RUYI SCEPTRE

A WHITE AND RUSSET JADE RUYI SCEPTRE 18th century The head finely carved with a carp leaping from waves, the vapor issuing from its mouth supporting the characters shuang xi beneath an umbrella, a vase of lingzhi supported on a lotus to one side, the arched handle carved with another umbrella and

Los #: 102

Schätzpreis: 12.000 $ - 18.000 $

Datum: 18.09.2003

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FOUR WHITE AND RUSSET JADE THUMB RINGS

FOUR WHITE AND RUSSET JADE THUMB RINGS 18th century Each ring well carved from semi-translucent stone of even white tone with feathery russet markings Largest 1 3/16in. (3cm.) high (4

Los #: 103

Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.000 $

Datum: 18.09.2003

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SIX WHITE JADE PLAQUES

SIX WHITE JADE PLAQUES 18th/19th century Comprising six finely-carved white jade plaques of various shapes and designs, each perforated for suspension and carved from semi-translucent stone of even white tone Largest 3¼in. (8cm.) long (6

Los #: 104

Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.000 $

Datum: 18.09.2003

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A GREENISH-WHITE JADE RUYI SCEPTRE

A GREENISH-WHITE JADE RUYI SCEPTRE 19th century The ruyi head carved in low relief with an umbrella that also forms a dragon mask, the arched handle carved in high relief with a dragon peering back at a flaming pearl positioned above vapor that trails around the side onto the back, the tip pierced

Los #: 105

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 18.09.2003

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A FINE WHITE JADE CUP STAND AND A WHITE JADE CUP

A FINE WHITE JADE CUP STAND AND A WHITE JADE CUP Cup stand Qianlong period (1736-1795); cup 19th century The cup stand of lobed quatrefoil shape, finely carved in the center with a raised platform with radiating petals surrounding a central shou character, the translucent stone of even 'mutton fat

Los #: 107

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 18.09.2003

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A MUGHAL GREYISH-GREEN JADE BOWL

A MUGHAL GREYISH-GREEN JADE BOWL 17th century The thin, rounded sides crisply carved on the exterior with a scroll of blossoming lotus between bands of stylized leaves at the mouth rim and above the foot, with a pair of flat, petal-shaped tab handles suspending tight pendent buds, the translucent

Los #: 108

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 18.09.2003

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A PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE LOTUS-LEAF BRUSHWASHER

A PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE LOTUS-LEAF BRUSHWASHER 17th/18th century The large lotus leaf carved in high relief in the interior with two toads and water weeds and on the exterior and underside with ribbon-tied stems of a lotus blossom and leaves, the semi-translucent stone with some opaque mottling

Los #: 109

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 18.09.2003

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A SMALL WHITE JADE GU -SHAPED VASE

A SMALL WHITE JADE GU -SHAPED VASE 18th century Well-carved in high relief with a dragon chasing a flaming pearl and a phoenix above waves at the base, the stone of pale greenish-white color 3¾in. (9.5cm.) high

Los #: 110

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 4.000 $

Datum: 18.09.2003

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A PAIR OF SPINACH-GREEN JADE DRAGON BOWLS

A PAIR OF SPINACH-GREEN JADE DRAGON BOWLS With thick, deep rounded sides rising to an incurved rim and well carved in high relief with chilong crawling amidst dense cloud vapor, with countersunk base 9in. (22.8cm.) diam., wood stands (2

Los #: 111

Schätzpreis: 15.000 $ - 25.000 $

Datum: 18.09.2003

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A WELL-CARVED DARK GREEN JADE MARRIAGE BOWL AND GILT-BRONZE STAND

A WELL-CARVED DARK GREEN JADE MARRIAGE BOWL AND GILT-BRONZE STAND 18th century The interior carved with a spray of lingzhi , peony and bamboo and the exterior of the rounded sides with the bajixiang within foliate scroll and leaf borders, the handles formed by lotus sprigs suspending loose rings

Los #: 112

Schätzpreis: 25.000 $ - 35.000 $

Datum: 18.09.2003

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A MOTTLED GREEN JADEITE TREE-TRUNK VASE

A MOTTLED GREEN JADEITE TREE-TRUNK VASE 19th century Well carved and hollowed as the trunk of a prunus tree, with a pair of long-tailed birds perched in the branches, and lingzhi fungus and wannianqing sprouting from the rocks at the base, the stone of mottled brownish-green and emerald-green color

Los #: 113

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 18.09.2003