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

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a group of four soapstone specimens

a group of four soapstone specimens The first a large irregularly shaped pebble of dark gray hue marked by notable stripes of crimson and yellow; the second a tall and uncarved square plinth of uniform caramel hue; the third a taller square plinth surmounted by a mother lion dog frolicking with her

Los #: 31

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 1.500 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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A group of nine soapstone seals and specimens

A group of nine soapstone seals and specimens 20th century and earlier All of tall square section and all with notable patches of 'chicken blood' crimson whorled amid varied hues of gray and caramel; four without carving to the seal face or sides; the fifth and sixth a pair surmounted by turtle-like

Los #: 32

Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.500 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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A huanghuali seal chest, guanpixiang

A huanghuali seal chest, guanpixiang Late Qing/Republic Period The rectangular box with a tall hinged lid opening to reveal a single shelf over staggered drawers housed by double doors of richly figured wood and fitted with flush yellow metal hardware, bale handles and cloud-shaped hasp. 12 1/4 x 12

Los #: 34Y

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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A cast bronze bombé incense censer

A cast bronze bombé incense censer Xuande mark, 17th/18th century Sturdily cast, the flat mouth surmounting the gently waisted and tall body supporting opposing thick loop handles comprised of sleek hooks and tabs all raised a top a concave set-in foot encircling the recessed base bearing a

Los #: 35

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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A carved duanshi ink stone

A carved duanshi ink stone 19th century Of rectangular section and inverted U-form in the shape of a brick with a recessed underside, the reservoir on the face carved below a panel of dragons facing a single green-colored eye, all to the right of a vertical line of characters bearing the Kangxi

Los #: 36

Schätzpreis: 2.500 $ - 3.500 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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A hardwood brush pot

A hardwood brush pot 19th century Carved out of a large tree-trunk section that retains a slight concave curve to the thickly sectioned walls rising from the flat base centered with a wide circular aperture. 9 3/8in (24cm) high 11 7/8in (30.2cm) diam. Fußnoten Provenance: Dr. Dean Edell Printed

Los #: 37Y

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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A fine huanghuali box and cover

A fine huanghuali box and cover 18th century Of rectangular form with rabbeted lips, the hinged top with cloud-shaped corner brackets, bail handles circular lock plate and cloud-form hasp, the wood well figured and of a fine honey-brown tone. 5 5/8 x 14 x 8in (14.3 x 35.5 x 20.3cm

Los #: 38Y

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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A huanghuali brush pot

A huanghuali brush pot 18th/19th century With gently flaring sides and inward tilting mouth rim, the finely figured wood of honey-brown tone and dark, rich hue. 7 1/4in (18.4cm) high; 7 7/8in (20cm) diameter

Los #: 40Y

Schätzpreis: 2.500 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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A CHENXIANGMU RUYI SCEPTER

A CHENXIANGMU RUYI SCEPTER Naturalistically carved as a gnarly sprig of lingzhi, with multiple heads and a long stem issuing smaller sprigs, the end fitted with a hardwood cap strung with an elaborate knotted tassel. 18 1/2in (47cm) long

Los #: 41Y

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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A CHENXIANGMU LIBATION CUP

A CHENXIANGMU LIBATION CUP Qing dynasty Made to resemble a rhinoceros horn libation cup, the sides carved in high relief with a mountainous landscape peppered with travelers, pavilions and trees, a large undercut pine tree at one end forming the handle, with two figures in a raft at the base

Los #: 42Y

Schätzpreis: 30.000 $ - 40.000 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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A huanghuali brush pot

A huanghuali brush pot 18th/19th century The gently sloping sides tapering outward to the rim, the well-figured wood a rich honey brown color throughout, central plug. 6 1/4in (15.8cm) high 5 7/8in (15.2cm) diam

Los #: 43Y

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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A zitan brush pot

A zitan brush pot Of cylindrical shape, the subtly concave underside centered by a circular plug, the grain of the walls figured in a densely threaded dark hued whorl. 5 3/4 in (14.6cm) high 5in (12.7cm) diam

Los #: 44

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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Two huanghuali brush pots

Two huanghuali brush pots Both of cylindrical shape, the smaller raised upon an unusual slightly set-in foot ring enclosing a thinly sectioned circular base, the larger with more typical circular central plug; both pots displaying a grain of red tinged whorl and matte finish. 6 5/8 and 6 1/2in (16.8

Los #: 45Y

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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Two small huanghuali brush pots

Two small huanghuali brush pots Both of cylindrical section, the taller with flat base surrounding a central plug, the walls figured in an attractive honey colored whorl; the second slightly smaller, the walls of more reddish hue. 5 1/4 and 4 1/8in (13.3 and 10.5cm) high (2

Los #: 46Y

Schätzpreis: 2.500 $ - 4.000 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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A bronze elephant-head tripod incense burner

A bronze elephant-head tripod incense burner Xuande mark, 18th/19th century Heavily cast with ruyi corners on two square-form loop handles on out-flaring walls that rise from a convex ring foot supported by the elephant-head feet, the recessed base bearing the six-character mark in raised relief

Los #: 47

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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A bronze incense burner with dragon handles

Property from Various Owners A bronze incense burner with dragon handles Zhengde mark, 18th century Of heavy casting with a flat rim, waisted neck and handles in the form of single-horned dragons arching upward from the compressed globular body raised on three conical feet, the base centered with a

Los #: 48

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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A cast bronze incense burner

A cast bronze incense burner Xuande mark, 18th century Of compressed bombé form, heavily cast with a flat rim, loop handles, and a tall spreading foot encircling the recessed base bearing the six-character mark rectangular reserve. 7 1/4in (18.5cm) wide Fußnoten Provenance: Bonhams & Butterfields

Los #: 49

Schätzpreis: 2.500 $ - 4.000 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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A cast bronze incense burner

Property from Various Owners A cast bronze incense burner Xuande mark, 18th/19th century Thickly molded with a flat rim, a pair of loop handles tapering gradually as they spring from the waisted neck to body of compressed globular form raised on a spreading foot, the patina of coppery brown hue and

Los #: 50

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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A lingbi scholar's rock

A lingbi scholar's rock Of columnar form with extensive perforations and concave surfaces throughout, the charcoal color and shape reminiscent of rising smoke; with wood display stand. 18in (46cm) high (2

Los #: 51Y

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 9.000 $

Datum: 25.06.2019

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A tall tree-form scholar's rock

A tall tree-form scholar's rock The rough gray fabric showing vertical jagged surfaces reminiscent of the wind-blown leaves on a tree; with wood stand. 18in (46cm) high (2

Los #: 52Y

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 25.06.2019