Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

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Datum der Auktion: 05.11.2019

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A QINGBAI EWER AND COVER AND A QINGBAI FOLIATE BOWL

A QINGBAI EWER AND COVER AND A QINGBAI FOLIATE BOWL NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY (960-1127 AD) The ewer has an eight lobed body rising to a tall flaring neck, the strap handle and cover both have loops for attachment. The lobed bowl has a foliate rim and is supported on a short foot. The ewer, 6 7/8 in

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A LONGQUAN CELADON WASHER

A LONGQUAN CELADON WASHER SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY (1127-1279) The washer is finely potted with an angular profile rising from the short foot to a slightly everted rim, and is covered overall with an attractive glaze of even sea-green tone with the exception of the foot ring. 5 ¾ in. (14.5 cm.) diam

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 40.000 £ - 60.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A RARE PAINTED CIZHOU JAR

A RARE PAINTED CIZHOU JAR SONG-MING DYNASTY (960-1644) The exterior is delicately painted in brown slip with a wide band of flowers on leafy branches, beneath a narrower foliate band encircling the shoulder, all set against the white slip ground which extends into the interior and stops above the

Los #: 17

Schätzpreis: 8.000 £ - 12.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A SMALL RARE YAOZHOU CELADON FIGURE OF A SEATED MONK

A SMALL RARE YAOZHOU CELADON FIGURE OF A SEATED MONK SONG DYNASTY (960-1279) The figure is shown wearing long robes that fall over his knees, and holding a scroll in his right hand. He is covered overall in a greyish-green glaze that pools in the recesses. 3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm.) high Provenance With

Los #: 22

Schätzpreis: 8.000 £ - 12.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A RARE WHITE-GLAZED BISCUIT ' LINGLONG ' BOWL

A RARE WHITE-GLAZED BISCUIT ' LINGLONG ' BOWL MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY The skillfully worked bowl is decorated to the exterior with five medallions enclosing figures in high relief, separated by stylised wan characters in openwork, all between four flower heads with tendrils below the mouth rim

Los #: 24

Schätzpreis: 8.000 £ - 12.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF A LUOHAN

A SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF A LUOHAN 17TH-18TH CENTURY The figure is shown seated with its long robes falling open at the chest and draped over his knees. He is holding a scroll in his left hand. His robe is incised with lotus flowers and his facial features and hair are finely detailed. The stone is of

Los #: 35

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A SMALL BANDED AGATE PEBBLE-FORM SNUFF BOTTLE

A SMALL BANDED AGATE PEBBLE-FORM SNUFF BOTTLE The well-hollowed bottle is of rounded oval form, carved from an attractive stone of beige, white, red and purple tones with 'floral' and striped markings. The base with a Qianlong four-character incised seal mark. 1 ¾ in. (4.3 cm.) high

Los #: 38

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A ROCK CRYSTAL QUATREFOIL TEAPOT AND COVER

A ROCK CRYSTAL QUATREFOIL TEAPOT AND COVER LATE QING DYNASTY (1644-1912) The translucent teapot is elegantly carved with four lobes. It has a short spout and a C-shaped handle. The stepped cover is surmounted by an oval finial. 3 ¾ in. (9.4 cm.) high Provenance Sotheby's Hong Kong, lot 441

Los #: 39

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A MOTTLED DARK GREEN AND BROWN JADE 'CAT' GROUP

A MOTTLED DARK GREEN AND BROWN JADE 'CAT' GROUP MING DYNASTY (1368-1644) The jade is carved as two reclining cats, one larger than the other, coiled to face each other. The mottled green stone has areas of russet and black inclusions. 3 ¼ in. (8.3 cm.) wide Provenance Private English Collection

Los #: 44

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A WHITE AND BROWISH-BLACK JADE FIGURE OF A BOY

A WHITE AND BROWISH-BLACK JADE FIGURE OF A BOY YUAN-MING DYNASTY (1279-1644) The figure is carved seated on a cockerel, with a lotus stem slung over his shoulder and a smiling, playful expression on his face. The two-tone stone is of a pale greenish-white and rich brownish-black tone, with

Los #: 46

Schätzpreis: 15.000 £ - 20.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A SMALL WHITE JADE CRAB-FORM BOX AND COVER

A SMALL WHITE JADE CRAB-FORM BOX AND COVER QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) The cover is naturalistically carved and pierced in the form of a crab, with its claws held in front of its head, resting upon the base which is carved to depict a lotus pad. The stone is of an even transluscent white tone. 2 ½

Los #: 47

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A SPINACH-GREEN JADE-INSET WHITE METAL BOX AND COVER

A SPINACH-GREEN JADE-INSET WHITE METAL BOX AND COVER THE JADE, 18TH CENTURY The cover of the box is inset with a ruyi -form spinach-green jade plaque, carved with an archaistic taotie design decorated with stylised scrolls, applied with a coral finial for opening. The base and sides are each inset

Los #: 49

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A WHITE-GLAZED ARCHAISTIC 'LIBATION' CUP

A WHITE-GLAZED ARCHAISTIC 'LIBATION' CUP QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) The cup is moulded with two pairs of confronting small chilong to the upper section and a raised band of taotie masks to the waist, all above a ground of incised lappets. The openwork handle is formed by one large and three small

Los #: 55

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A RARE DEHUA FIGURE OF LIUHAI

A RARE DEHUA FIGURE OF LIUHAI 17TH-18TH CENTURY The figure is modelled standing on a sea-rock base, holding a pair of peaches in one hand and a string of cash in the other, with his three-legged toad perched at his feet and a woven hat, vase and lingzhi sprig slung over his shoulder. His long, curly

Los #: 56

Schätzpreis: 20.000 £ - 30.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A RARE GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF SHAKYAMUNI

A RARE GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF SHAKYAMUNI MING DYNASTY, 15TH CENTURY OR EARLIER The Buddha is seated in vajrasana on a double lotus base with beaded rims before a mandorla formed of lotus buds. The right hand is held in bhumisparsa mudra , the gesture of 'touching the earth', and the left hand is held

Los #: 61

Schätzpreis: 50.000 £ - 80.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A GILT-BRONZE STANDING FIGURE OF MANDARAVA

A GILT-BRONZE STANDING FIGURE OF MANDARAVA 16TH-17TH CENTURY The deity is depicted standing on a lotus base, leaning slightly to the side, holding a kapala in one hand, and the other held in vitarka mudra . She wears a long robe with incised and beaded borders and an elaborate headdress

Los #: 62

Schätzpreis: 10.000 £ - 15.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A BRONZE MODEL OF A STUPA

A BRONZE MODEL OF A STUPA 15TH CENTURY The stupa rests on a double-lotus base, supporting a bell shape below a square platform on which a coiled cone rests. It is surmounted by a lotus-bud finial. The base is sealed. 6 ¾ in. (17 cm.) high

Los #: 64

Schätzpreis: 8.000 £ - 12.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A PAIR OF CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL BOWLS AND A VASE, FANGHU

A PAIR OF CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL BOWLS AND A VASE, FANGHU MING DYNASTY (1368-1644) Each bowl is decorated to the interior with large lotus and peony blossoms in blue enamels against a white ground. The exterior is decorated with eight chrysanthemum heads admist scrolling tendrils, all against a turquoise

Los #: 66

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A LARGE CIRCULAR CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL 'DEER AND CRANE' BOX AND COVER

A LARGE CIRCULAR CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL 'DEER AND CRANE' BOX AND COVER QIANLONG-JIAQING PERIOD, CIRCA 1800 The cover is decorated with a central roundel enclosing a scene of three deer below a pine tree intertwined with fruiting peach branches with several crane in flight above. The sides of the box and

Los #: 71

Schätzpreis: 30.000 £ - 50.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A PALE GREY AND BLACK JADE HORSE

A PALE GREY AND BLACK JADE HORSE 17TH CENTURY The recumbant beast is carved lying on its back, its legs tucked under its body and one hoof touching its raised head, the mane, facial features and tail all finely detailed. The stone is of a mottled pale grey and black tone with veins. 2 ¼ in. (5.8

Los #: 73

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A PALE GREYISH-GREEN JADE MOUNTAIN-FORM BRUSH REST

A PALE GREYISH-GREEN JADE MOUNTAIN-FORM BRUSH REST YUAN-MING DYNASTY, 14TH-15TH CENTURY The brush rest is carved as a series of mountain peaks, the naturalistic surface skillfully worked and pierced to suggest a rocky terrain. The stone is of a pale greyish-green tone. 7 ½ in. (19 cm.) long

Los #: 74

Schätzpreis: 15.000 £ - 20.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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AN INSCRIBED DUAN STONE 'DUCK AND LOTUS POND' TABLE SCREEN

AN INSCRIBED DUAN STONE 'DUCK AND LOTUS POND' TABLE SCREEN QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795), DATED BY INSCRIPTION TO 1786 The screen is skillfully carved in high relief and incised with two ducks in a lotus pond, the ducks, water and leafy reeds are all finely detailed. The screen is further embellished

Los #: 75

Schätzpreis: 30.000 £ - 50.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A LACQUERED BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA

A LACQUERED BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER CAST MARK IN A LINE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The Buddha is finely cast seated in dhyanasana on a lotus base with hands held in dharmachakra mudra , the gesture of teaching. The figure has a serene expression and the hair is arranged in

Los #: 76

Schätzpreis: 20.000 £ - 30.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A LARGE PAIR OF BRONZE BUDDHIST LION CANDLE HOLDERS

A LARGE PAIR OF BRONZE BUDDHIST LION CANDLE HOLDERS 18TH CENTURY The Buddhist lions are cast standing in mirror image, their heads turned towards each other, teeth barred, their manes and tails with tight curls. Each ferocious beast supports a vase on its back that is decorated in relief with

Los #: 77

Schätzpreis: 80.000 £ - 120.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A PARCEL-GILT BRONZE 'MYTHICAL BEAST' CENSER AND COVER

A PARCEL-GILT BRONZE 'MYTHICAL BEAST' CENSER AND COVER 17TH CENTURY The censer is cast with a band of mythical beasts galloping amongst waves, all above stylised lappets to the raised foot. The sides are flanked by a pair of animal-head handles. The reticulated cover is decorated with two pairs of

Los #: 81

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A LARGE GILT-SPLASHED LOBED BRONZE CENSER

A LARGE GILT-SPLASHED LOBED BRONZE CENSER 17TH-18TH CENTURY The large censer is finely cast to each side with a C-shaped handle modelled as a bamboo branch with long leaves in openwork-form. The body is embellished to the exterior with gilt splashes and is supported on four bamboo feet. The base has

Los #: 84

Schätzpreis: 20.000 £ - 40.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A MAGNIFICENT RARE IMPERIAL GILT-BRONZE BELL, BIANZHONG

A MAGNIFICENT RARE IMPERIAL GILT-BRONZE BELL, BIANZHONG QIANLONG PERIOD, DATED BY INSCRIPTION TO THE EIGHTH YEAR OF THE QIANLONG REIGN, CORRESPONDING TO 1743 The bell is powerfully cast to the exterior in high relief with a wide band depicting a pair of five-clawed dragons surrounded by scrolling

Los #: 85

Schätzpreis: 800.000 £ - 1.200.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A RARE RETICULATED LONGQUAN CELADON ‘PEONY’ VASE, YUHUCHUNPING

A RARE RETICULATED LONGQUAN CELADON ‘PEONY’ VASE, YUHUCHUNPING MING DYNASTY (1368-1644) The pear-shaped body is decorated with a broad peony band in openwork revealing the inner vase, all between a band of stylised lappets and classic scrolls to the foot rim and ruyi -heads to the shoulder. The

Los #: 88

Schätzpreis: 30.000 £ - 50.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON' JARDINIÈRE

A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON' JARDINIÈRE JIAJING SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE IN A LINE AND OF THE PERIOD (1522-1566) The heavily potted vessel with deep flaring sides is decorated with two sinuous winged dragons in pursuit amongst large lotus heads and buds, interlinked with scrolling

Los #: 89

Schätzpreis: 50.000 £ - 80.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE PEAR-SHAPED VASE, YUHUCHUNPING

A MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE PEAR-SHAPED VASE, YUHUCHUNPING 18TH CENTURY The vase is decorated with a continuous scene of bamboo and plaintain amongst rocks in a fenced garden below a band of ruyi -heads, scrolling foliage, and spearheads to the neck. The foot rim is encircled by a band of lotus

Los #: 90

Schätzpreis: 10.000 £ - 15.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019