Fine Asian Works of Art

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Datum der Auktion: 25.06.2019

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A group of three jade seals and decorations

A group of three jade seals and decorations The first of tall ovoid section above an uncarved face and supporting a seated beast finial, carved from jadeite of cloudy sea green hue marked in veins of vibrant apple; the second of short circular section above an uncarved face and supporting a chilong

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 1.200 $ - 1.800 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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A group of three jade seals

A group of three jade seals All of square section, the first surmounted by a lithe reticulated chilong beast finial skillfully utilizing more of the predominantly dark brown colored areas of the stone, the face carved from the lighter gray base to read possibly lian juan ri ye pingjing; the second

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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A group of five jade animal carvings

A group of five jade animal carvings Qing dynasty or earlier The first, a seated monkey carved from stone of uniform whitish gray color; the second, a recumbent bear or similar mammal carved from stone of gray color flecked in oatmeal colored inclusions; the third, a recumbent hound of thin section

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 1.200 $ - 1.800 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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Two carved seals

Two carved seals Both of tall square section with both ends carved as seal faces, the first of mustard color, the incised dedication to the side including the gengwu date [equivalent to 1930 or 1990] and the name Wu Pu, the top face reading chun hua tao zhi, the bottom face reading ren xing tian

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 1.200 $ - 1.800 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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a group of three seals

a group of three seals The first of thin rectangular section surmounted by a fanciful finial of a horse sliding on its back down a slope, the face shallowly and thinly incised to read chenghua nian, the stone of mottled yellowish brown color; the second retaining its naturalistic pebble shape formed

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 1.200 $ - 1.800 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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A group of three seals

A group of three seals The first of tall and thin rectangular section, one side incised with the renwu nian date [equivalent to 1942] and the dedication to a hongxue zhuren by a Hu [Tie]an, the face carved to read Huang Beishou cang, the stone of translucent mottled mustard color; the second of tall

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.500 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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A group of four seals and decorations

A group of four seals and decorations The first of square section surmounted by a simple loop handle, the face carved to read zhuan zhong shi shan ren, the stone of coffee colored nephrite or similar; the second and third a pair of square section surmounted by opposing seated horse finials, the

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 1.500 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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A group of five uncarved seals

A group of five uncarved seals Qing dynasty or later The first of rectangular section surmounted by a recumbent beast emerging from smoke scrolls, carved from stone of cloudy gray hue; the second of rectangular section, surmounted by a recumbent leonine beast finial, carved from the stone of dark

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 800 $ - 1.200 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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a group of five seals

a group of five seals All whorled in varied hues of scarlets and creamy grays, the first of square section surmounted by a dragon amid swirling clouds carved in intricate relief from a whitish patch in the stone, the face reading lian yuan zhu ren; the second of pebble shape, bearing the faintly

Los #: 9

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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A group of four seals

A group of four seals The first of cubic shape surmounted by a lion dog, the side incised renwu jiu yue Jinshi Zhai kan (equivalent to 1942), the face reading Nanzhou shudian, the stone of whorled shades of creamy brown; the second of tall square section surmounted by a fish leaping from a cresting

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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A group of three seals and decorations

A group of three seals and decorations The first a large pebble of dark caramel color, the irregularly ovoid shape carved to one side to depict a group of scholarly pleasure boaters in a pine shaded valley, reversed by a rocky landscape of pavilions; the second a thin rectangular seal adorned in

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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A set of three soapstone seals

A set of three soapstone seals dated by inscription to 1940 Two of square section and one of very thin rectangular section and surmounted by koi fish finials, the sides incised with the date and various iterations of the names of the Japanese seal carver Chuson ADACHI (1868-1946), the faces reading

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 1.500 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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A group of four soapstone seals

A group of four soapstone seals All surmounting uncarved faces, the first pair supporting opposing recumbent horses atop tall square-section plinths, the stone of whorled hues of cloudy browns and creams; the third of rectangular section beneath a lion and cub finial, the stone of yellowish red

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 1.200 $ - 1.800 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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A group of three yellow soapstone seals and carvings

A group of three yellow soapstone seals and carvings The first a miniature ovoid plinth surmounted by tiny, delicately carved ruyi scepter, the face crisply carved sui an, the stone a uniform translucent caramel color; the second a cube supporting a seated, two-horned lion-like beast, the face

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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A group of four jade archaistic seals

A group of four jade archaistic seals The first a small nephrite example of rectangular shape surmounted by a recumbent leonine beast drilled for suspension, the face carved Zhongshan Jingwang, the stone of colors of gray and black; the second a slightly smaller square example surmounted by a

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 1.200 $ - 1.800 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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Two carved seals

Two carved seals The first of square section surmounted by a reticulated flat chilong finial, three of the sides incised to read liu qiu ci, yisheng Pusa man, and sui shi, the face densely carved to include the entirety of the poem/lyric Liu Qiu by Zheng Banqiao, the stone whorled in hues of russet

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 1.200 $ - 1.800 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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Two carved seals

Two carved seals Both of square section, both bearing incised signatures possibly reading jing xuan along the sides, both seal faces carved to read Huang Beishou; the first, taller of predominantly gray color marked in veins of bright scarlet, incised in a four-stanza auspicious poem; the second

Los #: 17

Schätzpreis: 800 $ - 1.200 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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A pair of seals

A pair of seals carved by Feng Kanghou (1901-1983) Both of square section and irregularly rounded tops above one side displaying crisply carved shallow relief flower and rockery, one incised to the side to read Kanghou Zuo and one dedicated to a Xiao Meng Xiansheng with further dedication reading Gu

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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A group of two yellow soapstone seals

A group of two yellow soapstone seals The first of square section surmounted by a detailed finial of densely incised waves and fish, the face carved Lu Shuiri Songdao, the stone of orange brown color; the second of tall irregular pebble shape, intricately incised in raised relief peony blossoms

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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A group of four seals and decorations in varied media

A group of four seals and decorations in varied media The first a pair carved from jet in square section beneath rounded tops, the faces carved to read chun xiang and yong zi san xing; the third a bronze seal of thin square section surmounted by a finial cast as a mounted sage, the face reading

Los #: 20

Schätzpreis: 700 $ - 900 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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A group of seven seals

A group of seven seals The first of tall regular rectangular section carved to the face to read partially Ruoshan [ ] [cang?] from stone of yellowish green color; the second of thin rectangular section surmounted by a rounded end, one side displaying a simple pavilion beneath trees, one side

Los #: 21

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 1.500 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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A group of seven translucent seals

A group of seven translucent seals Qing dynasty and later The first of amethyst or other type of purple quartz, of square form surmounted by a pyramidal finial, the face carved to read ruo shan; the second of smoky quartz surmounted by a standing lion, the seal face carved caoxiao lanyan xi shi zhu

Los #: 22

Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.500 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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A group of eight soapstone seals with lion finials

A group of eight soapstone seals with animal finials Late Qing/Republic period Consisting of four pair of similar shape comprised of tall square plinths with uncarved seal faces and surmounted by recumbent beasts; the first pair of yellowish cream color and surmounted by lion dog and cub figural

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 1.500 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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A group of five seals with aquatic decoration

A group of five seals with aquatic decoration All of various custard yellow hues, the first of horizontal rectangular section surmounted by an intricately incised depiction of crabs on waves, the seal face incised in a lengthy inscription partially obscured by an old collection label; the second of

Los #: 24

Schätzpreis: 1.200 $ - 1.800 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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A group of six seals

A group of six seals The first two with uncarved seal faces and mythical beast finials atop rectangular plinths, one of dark cherry color, one of milky gray hue; the third of similar shape carved from dark purple stone and incised to the seal face to read zixian lou yin; the fourth of creamy yellow

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 1.500 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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A group of six seals

A group of six seals The first a pair of square section shallowly incised to one side in mirrored traditional landscape motifs, the faces carved to read bu dong yi bu xing qian li and ren shi you you le, shan guang wu gu jin, both carved from stone of mottled shades of crimson and brown; the second

Los #: 26

Schätzpreis: 800 $ - 1.200 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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a group of three large soapstone seals

a group of three large soapstone seals All three large soapstone pebbles of irregular shape whorled in hues of yellow, russet, khaki and cream; the first of triangular shape covered in dragon and cloud motifs, the seal face incised in a variant of two seven-character stanzas by the Tang Poet Yan

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.500 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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A group of three soapstone seals

A group of three soapstone seals dated by inscription to 1966 All of tall square section, incised vertically along the side to read bingwu qiu gongshi ke, the first two a pair, the first face carved in archaistic zhuanshu to read Meiyuexuan [lan]ding, the second face carved to read Meiyuexuan

Los #: 28

Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.500 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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A group of four soapstone seals and carvings

A group of four soapstone seals and carvings The first of tall square section surmounted by a rounded tip, the stone whorled in hues of creamy greenish gray, one side carved in shallow relief to depict Liu Hai's toad and tiny cash emblems, the face reading dan qiu wu kui wo xin; the second of

Los #: 29

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 1.500 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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Two carved soapstone seals

Two carved soapstone seals Carved by Feng Kanghou (1901-1983) The first of square section, carved in sharp relief to the top and around the sides in archaistic beast motifs, the side incised jimao liu yue Feng Kanghou ke (equivalent to 1939), the face incised to read mo yin yan qing, the stone of

Los #: 30

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 25.06.2019