Fine Chinese Art

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Datum der Auktion: 16.05.2019

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A group of five bronze mirrors

Han Dynasty and later Comprising a 'TLV' mirror with mythical animals amidst foliate scrolls, Han dynasty, 14cm (5 1/2in) diam. A small circular mirror with archaic characters, Han dynasty, 10cm (4in) diam. A mirror with inscription in a rectangular cartouche, probably Tang or Song dynasty, 14.7cm

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 16.05.2019

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A gilt-bronze belt hook

Warring States Period The belt hook shaped with a wide curving body with two taotie masks flanking archaic and intricate scrollwork, terminating in a small chilong head. 10.8cm (4 1/4in) long

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 5.000 £

Datum: 16.05.2019

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A Dingyao carved 'lotus' lobed dish

Song/Jin Dynasty The shallow bowl thinly potted with a hexalobed rim, the interior finely carved on the sides and across the well with exquisite curling lotus blossoms on winding foliate stems, all covered with a rich creamy glaze, fitted box. 20.4cm (8in) diam (2

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 10.000 £ - 15.000 £

Datum: 16.05.2019

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A Cizhou painted 'floral' vase, yuhuchunping

Jin Dynasty The vase well potted with a pear-shaped body and waisted neck, applied on the exterior with a cream-white slip and a transparent glaze picked out in dark iron-brown with two bands depicting stylised floral sprays separated by a double fillet around the centre and two triple-line borders

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 7.000 £

Datum: 16.05.2019

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A rare ding-type brown-glazed cupstand

Song Dynasty The thinly-potted cup with deep rounded sides resting on a thin shallow dish, and supported on a tall spreading foot, covered inside and out in a rich chocolate-brown glaze thinning on the underside and rim areas to dark-green and black, Japanese wood box. 11.5cm (4 1/2in) diam. (2

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 20.000 £ - 30.000 £

Datum: 16.05.2019

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A Junyao purple-splashed tripod incense burner

Yuan Dynasty The compressed globular body raised on three short legs, the short neck culminating in a wide angled galleried rim, covered overall with a lavender glaze and irregular purple splashes, the feet left unglazed to reveal a buff-coloured stoneware body. 10.9cm (4 2/8in) high

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 16.05.2019

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A Junyao-glazed bowl

Yuan Dynasty Well potted with rounded sides and a short straight foot, covered with a thick glaze of pale blue tone, thinning to an olive and greyish hue towards the extremities. 19.6cm (7 5/8in) diam

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 2.500 £ - 3.500 £

Datum: 16.05.2019

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A large Longquan celadon-glazed dish

Early Ming Dynasty Heavily potted, the centre carved with a flowering branch and foliate scrolls, covered in a rich olive-green glaze except on the partially-glazed base revealing the orange biscuit body. 43.5cm (17 1/8in) diam

Los #: 24

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 5.000 £

Datum: 16.05.2019

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A large Longquan celadon-glazed dish

14th century Sturdily potted, the gently rounded sides rising from a short foot, the interior carved with stylised lotus in the centre encircled by further scrolling lotus, the underside undecorated, covered overall with a lustrous olive-green glaze except the wide ring on the recessed base burnt

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 15.000 £ - 18.000 £

Datum: 16.05.2019

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A blue-glazed altar vessel and cover, Dou

Impressed Jiaqing seal marks and of the period The vessel moulded in shallow relief with bands of archaistic motifs including overlapping lappets and 'C' curls, the domed cover surmounted by a double-rope-twist loop handle, both covered inside and out with a lustrous glaze of vibrant indigo-blue

Los #: 26

Schätzpreis: 8.000 £ - 12.000 £

Datum: 16.05.2019

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An aubergine-glazed incised 'dragon' dish

Kangxi six-character mark and of the period Finely potted with shallow rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to an everted rim, deftly incised with two dragons around the cavetto striding in pursuit of a flaming pearl, the reverse similarly incised with two dragons chasing a pearl

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 5.000 £

Datum: 16.05.2019

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A mirror-black-glazed bottle vase

Kangxi Well potted with a pear-shaped body supported on a straight foot, tapering to a slender trumpet neck rising to an everted rim, covered overall with a lustrous black glaze, wood stand. 18.5cm (7 1/4in) high (2

Los #: 28

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 16.05.2019

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A rare pair of turquoise-glazed Jardinières

18th century Each jardiniere of quatrefoil section moulded as a begonia flower with four lobed sides raising from a short foot encircling a recessed base, the body incised with a continuous band of archaistic interlocking chilong on a leiwen ground, covered overall in an even brilliant turquoise

Los #: 29

Schätzpreis: 25.000 £ - 35.000 £

Datum: 16.05.2019

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A ge-type crackle-glazed bowl

Qing Dynasty Sturdily potted with deep curving walls rising from a short straight foot, the pale grey-green glaze displaying dark grey and golden-brown crackles. 25cm (9 7/8in) diam

Los #: 30

Schätzpreis: 2.500 £ - 3.500 £

Datum: 16.05.2019

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A large teadust-glazed pear-shaped vase

Impressed Qianlong seal mark and of the period The compressed pear-shaped body rising from a spreading foot and tapering to a tall cylindrical neck, all covered with an evenly-mottled dark yellow-green glaze stopping at the foot, the base with the impressed seal mark. 33cm (13in) high

Los #: 31

Schätzpreis: 40.000 £ - 60.000 £

Datum: 16.05.2019

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A red-glazed bottle vase

Daoguang seal mark and of the period Of elegant baluster form, rising from a countersunk base to a tall gently-flaring cylindrical neck, the exterior with a rich raspberry-red glaze thinning at the mouth and pooling to a darker tone around the foot, the base and interior white, box. 16.5cm (6 1/2in

Los #: 32

Schätzpreis: 25.000 £ - 35.000 £

Datum: 16.05.2019

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A rare carved biscuit porcelain 'bamboo' tool holder

Signed Chen Guozhi, 19th century Deftly and naturalistically formed in the shape of a hollowed bamboo tube with nodules and incised grain on the rims, finely carved around the exterior with three goldfish in low relief amidst finely incised water plants, box. 7.7cm (3 1/8in) high. (2

Los #: 33

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 2.000 £

Datum: 16.05.2019

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A very rare carved biscuit porcelain 'Eight Horses of Muwang' brushpot, bitong

Signed Liang , 19th century Of cylindrical form naturalistically modelled imitating bamboo with pin-prick marks on the rim, intricately and deftly carved around the body in various levels of relief with a continuous scene of eight horses and five grooms within a mountainous riverscape with rocky

Los #: 34

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 16.05.2019

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A rare and large 'fahua' 'Bajixiang and dignitaries' jar and cover, guan

First half of the 16th century Of compressed globular form, the central band decorated with scholars on horseback followed by a boy-attendant carrying a qin, amid gnarled pine trees, clouds and rocks, all between the Eight Buddhist Emblems on the shoulder and a band of lappets around the waisted

Los #: 35

Schätzpreis: 30.000 £ - 50.000 £

Datum: 16.05.2019

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A wucai 'Immortals' jar

Wanli six-character mark and of the period The bulbous body, probably the lower section of a double gourd vase, colorfully enamelled around the exterior with a continuous scene of Daoist Immortals carrying vases, fans and gourds issuing wispy clouds carrying shou characters, all amidst a lush garden

Los #: 36

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 5.000 £

Datum: 16.05.2019

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A pair of wucai flaring vases, Gu

Shunzhi Each vase decorated in bright enamels and underglaze blue on the flared top section with a continuous scene of courtly ladies and scholarly gentlemen engaged in leisurely pursuits within a garden setting, a band of peonies to the mid section, and pomegranates to the lower section. Each 54cm

Los #: 40

Schätzpreis: 12.000 £ - 15.000 £

Datum: 16.05.2019

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A large famille verte 'auspicious animals' jar

Kangxi Of ovoid shape, decorated with four vertically shaped panels depicting a garden scene, each enclosing a Buddhist lion playfully gazing at a brocade ball, a qilin and an elephant, all reserved on a green ground decorated with lotus scrolls, within two further bands of scrolling lotus

Los #: 43Y

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 16.05.2019

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A famille verte 'Four Arts' jardinière

19th century Finely decorated around the exterior with a continuous scene of gentlemen engaged in the scholarly pursuits of painting, calligraphy, playing the seven-stringed qin, and chess, the sides applied with a pair of mythical-beast-head handles with moulded rings, wood stand. 45cm (17 6/8in

Los #: 45

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 16.05.2019

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A rare white and brown jade reticulated 'dragon' finial

Ming Dynasty Intricately carved in openwork as a long writhing dragon with bifurcated tail coiling back sharply over its hind legs, all above wispy clouds, the stone of white-greyish tone with darker brown patches, wood stand. 3.4cm (1 3/4in) high. (2

Los #: 49

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 5.000 £

Datum: 16.05.2019

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A rare white jade reticulated 'egret and lotus pond' finial

Yuan/Ming Dynasty Deftly carved and pierced in openwork as six elegant egrets in a tranquil pond among towering lotus stalks and blossoms, swaying and bending in the breeze, the base pierced with eight small apertures, the stone of even pale-white tone, with very minor inclusions. 5cm (2in) high

Los #: 50

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 16.05.2019

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A pale green and russet jade 'eagle and bird' group

Song/Yuan Dynasty Smoothly carved with the fierce eagle attaching itself with its talons onto the larger bird's rounded head, the feathers and plumage meticulously incised, the stone of mottled brown and pale green tone. 5.5cm (2 1/4in) long

Los #: 51

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 16.05.2019

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A pale green and russet jade carving of a phoenix and young

Ming Dynasty Smoothly carved as a recumbent phoenix and its chick, detailed with feathered wings and elaborate plumage, their heads gently swayed to the reverse and holding a lotus branch together, the stone is of a green and russet tone, wood stand. 7.5cm (2 7/8in) wide (2

Los #: 52Y

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 16.05.2019

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A pale green jade 'double crane and peach' brushrest

18th century The birds carved recumbent with heads turned back facing towards each other, with legs tucked underneath the rounded bodies, the wings meticulously detailed with plumage, the larger bird grasping in the beak a leafy branch of fruiting peach, the translucent pale green stone with some

Los #: 53

Schätzpreis: 8.000 £ - 12.000 £

Datum: 16.05.2019

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A rare white jade carving of a phoenix

18th century The mythical bird finely carved recumbent with its talons neatly tucked underneath the body, the plumage and wings finely incised and long curling tail feathers expertly pierced, clasping a long leafy spray of auspicious lingzhi fungus in its short beak, the head raised, the stone of

Los #: 54Y

Schätzpreis: 8.000 £ - 12.000 £

Datum: 16.05.2019

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A white and russet jade 'Buddhist lion' carving

Ming Dynasty The beast expertly carved with curly mane, bushy eyebrows above bulging eyes and flaring nostrils, holding a diaper-patterned ball beneath its right paw and a ribbon in the mouth, tail swept to one side and feet tucked beneath the body, the pale stone with patches of russet. 5cm (2in

Los #: 55

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 16.05.2019