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Datum der Auktion: 05.11.2019

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A BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL AND COVER, GUI

A BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL AND COVER, GUI WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY (1100-771 BC) The body is cast with horizontal grooves between a double band of stylised scale patterns to the rim and a lappet band to the foot and is flanked by two animal-head C-form handles. The vessel is supported on three

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 30.000 £ - 50.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL, DING

A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL, DING LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC The tri-lobed body is raised on three columnar legs and is cast above each leg with a large taotie mask with rounded eyes, all reserved on a leiwen ground. A pair of inverted U-shaped handles rises from the rim. There

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 30.000 £ - 50.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, GU

A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, GU SHANG DYNASTY (1600-1100 BC) The trumpet-form neck is cast with four leiwen -filled blades rising from a band of S-shaped serpents. The middle section and spreading foot are cast in high relief with the disconnected parts of a taotie mask reserved on a fine leiwen

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 8.000 £ - 12.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A MASSIVE PAINTED POTTERY FIGURE OF A CAMEL AND RIDER

A MASSIVE PAINTED POTTERY FIGURE OF A CAMEL AND RIDER TANG DYNASTY (618-907) The large camel is modelled with its head slightly turned to the left with protruding eyes, flaring nostrils and ears lying against its neck, its mouth held wide open with its tongue hanging out to one side. A detachable

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 80.000 £ - 120.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A LARGE BROWN AND GREEN-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF A HORSE AND A CARRIAGE

A LARGE BROWN AND GREEN-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF A HORSE AND A CARRIAGE THE POTTERY HORSE HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220), THE CARRIAGE AND FITTINGS PROBABLY LATER The horse is shown standing foursquare with head facing forward, its ears pricked, nostrils flared and teeth bared, covered overall with

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 60.000 £ - 80.000 £

Datum: 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 QINGBAI CARVED 'LOTUS' JAR AND COVER

A QINGBAI CARVED 'LOTUS' JAR AND COVER SONG DYNASTY (960-1279) The jar is crisply carved to the exterior with three layers of overlapping lotus petals, the domed cover is similarly decorated and surmounted by a loop finial. The jar is covered with a pale blue glaze pooling in the recesses. 5 7/8 in

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A CARVED YAOZHOU CELADON BOWL AND A YAOZHOU DISH AND A CARVED...

A CARVED YAOZHOU CELADON BOWL AND A YAOZHOU DISH AND A CARVED CELADON-GLAZED DISH SONG DYNASTY (960-1279) The conical bowl is decorated with a freely carved design of stylised peony stems, their curly leaves enhanced with a combed decoration, covered all over with a crackle-suffused glaze of

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A RARE YAOZHOU CELADON TRIPOD JAR

A RARE YAOZHOU CELADON TRIPOD JAR FIVE DYNASTIES (907-960) The jar has a well-rounded, lobed body and is supported on three claw feet. It is covered all over in an attractive glaze of pale greyish-green tone that stops in a line above the base. 4 3/8 in. (11 cm.) high Provenance With Priestley

Los #: 9

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A YAOZHOU CELADON BOWL AND COVER

A YAOZHOU CELADON BOWL AND COVER SONG DYNASTY (960-1279) The bowl is of plain form and is supported on a low foot, the domed cover is surmounted with a button finial. Both the cover and bowl are covered with a glossy, crackle-suffused glaze of olive tone, with the exception of the base and foot

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A RARE JIZHOU BLACK AND RUSSET STREAKED VASE, MEIPING

A RARE JIZHOU BLACK AND RUSSET STREAKED VASE, MEIPING SONG-JIN DYNASTY (960-1234) The elegantly potted vase is boldly decorated with streaks of russet and purplish-cream glaze. 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) high Provenance Acquired in London in the 1970s

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 15.000 £ - 20.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A SMALL JUN TRIPOD CENSER

A SMALL JUN TRIPOD CENSER SONG DYNASTY (960-1279) The compressed body is raised on three short cabriole legs and is covered overall with a pale, milky blue glaze that thins to a mushroom tone at the edges of the legs and the mouth rim. The tips of the legs and the interior base remain unglazed. 2 ¼

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 10.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A SMALL JUN 'BUBBLE' BOWL

A SMALL JUN 'BUBBLE' BOWL YUAN-MING DYNASTY (1279-1644) The bowl is supported on a short ring foot. It is covered with a smooth glaze of sky-blue tone, thinning to mushroom on the rim and stopping just above the foot. The base is also covered with the same sky-blue glaze. 3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm.) diam

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A SMALL JUN TRIPOD CENSER

A SMALL JUN TRIPOD CENSER YUAN - MING DYNASTY (1279-1644) The vessel is supported on three feet, the rounded body rising to a waisted neck and everted rim. It is covered all over in a glaze of lavender-blue tones that thins at the rim to reveal the mushroom body. It has a later Japanese reticulated

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 8.000 £ - 12.000 £

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 FINELY CARVED AND INCISED DING 'FISH' DISH

A FINELY CARVED AND INCISED DING 'FISH' DISH NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY (960-1127) The dish has gently flaring sides and a six-petal foliate rim. The centre is carved and incised with a fish swimming in water amongst waterweeds. 7 5/8 in. ( 19.3 cm.) diam. Provenance A private European Collection

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 8.000 £

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 RARE GUAN-TYPE JARDINIÈRE

A RARE GUAN-TYPE JARDINIÈRE YUAN-MING DYNASTY (1279-1644) The jardinière is elegantly potted with sides rising from four foliate-form feet towards an everted mouth rim. The body is covered overall with a pale brownish-grey glaze suffused with a network of black and russet crackles. 5 ¾ in. (14.1

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 8.000 £ - 12.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A RARE LONGQUAN CELADON BRUSH WASHER, XI

A RARE LONGQUAN CELADON BRUSH WASHER, XI SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY (1127-1279) The washer is finely potted with straight sides rising from a short, tapering foot to an everted, flattened rim that thins towards the edge. It is covered overall with an unctuous glaze of even bluish-green tone that is

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 80.000 £ - 120.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A LARGE PAINTED POTTERY FIGURE OF A PRANCING HORSE

A LARGE PAINTED POTTERY FIGURE OF A PRANCING HORSE TANG DYNASTY (AD 618-907) The figure is powerfully modelled with front right leg raised, the mouth open, the head turned slightly to the left, the tail braided, and the saddle cloth painted with elaborate details highlighted in red pigment. 23 in

Los #: 20

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A RARE SMALL SANCAI -GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF A RAM

A RARE SMALL SANCAI -GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF A RAM TANG DYNASTY (618-907) The ram is modelled standing foursquare, facing forwards with its curled horns resting upon its back. It is covered with a mottled glaze of amber, green and buff tones. 2 7/8 in. (7.2 cm.) high Provenance Collection of

Los #: 21

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

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 CIZHOU MARBLED STONEWARE BOWL

A CIZHOU MARBLED STONEWARE BOWL NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY, 11TH-12TH CENTURY The bowl is formed with rounded sides and is raised on a short foot ring. The marbled brown and beige ware is applied with a plain creamy-white slip on the mouth rim, all covered in a clear glaze. 3 ¾ in. (9.5 cm.) diam

Los #: 23

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 RARE AND FINELY CARVED LOBED CINNABAR LACQUER 'WASHING THE ELEPHANT' DISH

A RARE AND FINELY CARVED LOBED CINNABAR LACQUER 'WASHING THE ELEPHANT' DISH JIAJING SIX-CHARACTER INCISED MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1522 - 1566) The octafoil shaped dish is magnificently carved through thick layers of cinnabar lacquer with an elephant next to a large wooden basin being washed by a

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 20.000 £ - 40.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A RARE BLUE AND WHITE 'BOYS' DISH

A RARE BLUE AND WHITE 'BOYS' DISH WANLI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1573-1619) The dish is decorated to the centre with three boys bathing in a large tub and three further boys playing in a fenced garden beside a pine tree, one fishing with a large

Los #: 26

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A BLUE AND WHITE JAR AND COVER

A BLUE AND WHITE JAR AND COVER TRANSITIONAL PERIOD, MID-17TH CENTURY The jar is decorated to the exterior with a continous scene of an official with two attendants in a garden landscape with clouds. The shoulder is incised with a flower band and the neck is further embellished with two large flower

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 8.000 £ - 12.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A BLUE AND WHITE 'THREE-STRING' VASE, LAIFU ZUN

A BLUE AND WHITE 'THREE-STRING' VASE, LAIFU ZUN KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722) The vase is decorated to the body with a river landscape with a fisherman on a boat passing by rocks and pine trees. The slender neck is decorated with two bamboo sprays above three moulded bow-strings to the shoulder. The

Los #: 28

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A BLUE AND WHITE BRUSH POT, BITONG

A BLUE AND WHITE BRUSH POT, BITONG TRANSITIONAL PERIOD, MID-17TH CENTURY The exterior of the body is finely decorated with a continuous scene depicting 'Washing the Elephant', sao xiang, with one servant holding a broom and a long hook standing on the back of the animal beside a water-filled wooden

Los #: 29

Schätzpreis: 8.000 £ - 12.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A BLUE AND WHITE 'FIGURAL' SLEEVE VASE

A BLUE AND WHITE 'FIGURAL' SLEEVE VASE TRANSITIONAL PERIOD, MID-17TH CENTURY The vase is finely decorated with a continous scene depicting a warrior on horseback holding a halberd and an infant in his arms and another warrior standing by rocks and clouds, all below bands of incised flowers and

Los #: 30

Schätzpreis: 8.000 £ - 12.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A BLUE AND WHITE 'BOY AND CARP' SAUCER DISH

A BLUE AND WHITE 'BOY AND CARP' SAUCER DISH KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722) The saucer-shaped dish is finely decorated to the interior with a seated lady in a pavilion watching a young boy at play beside a lake with a leaping carp and a phoenix amongst bamboo. The exterior is painted with three similar

Los #: 31

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 7.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A BLUE-GROUND YELLOW-ENAMELLED 'DRAGON' BOWL

A BLUE-GROUND YELLOW-ENAMELLED 'DRAGON' BOWL KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722) The exterior is decorated with two five-clawed dragons amongst clouds and flames chasing the flaming pearl, all above a band of overlapping petals encircling

Los #: 32

Schätzpreis: 15.000 £ - 20.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE, IRON-RED AND GILT-DECORATED ARMORIAL CISTERN AND COVER

A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE, IRON-RED AND GILT-DECORATED ARMORIAL CISTERN AND COVER QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) The cistern is decorated to the exterior of the body with a wide central band of precious objects amongst leafy fruiting pomegranate branches, all between floral and diaper bands to the mouth

Los #: 33

Schätzpreis: 30.000 £ - 50.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A GREYISH-WHITE JADE CARVING OF A MYTHICAL WINGED BEAST

A GREYISH-WHITE JADE CARVING OF A MYTHICAL WINGED BEAST MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY The mythical beast is seated on its haunches, its sides carved with wings and its double-horned head with bulbous eyes below bushy eyebrows. The stone is of a mottled cream tone with some grey inclusions. 3 7/8 in

Los #: 34

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

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 FINELY CARVED TIANHUANG 'MYTHICAL BEAST' SEAL

A FINELY CARVED TIANHUANG 'MYTHICAL BEAST' SEAL QING DYNASTY (1644-1911) The square seal is surmounted by a finial carved as a seated mythical beast with long curved horns. The details of the face, backbone and tail are finely detailed. The stone is of a rich, reddish-honey tone. 2 in. (5.1 cm

Los #: 36

Schätzpreis: 8.000 £ - 12.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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AN AGATE 'MONKEY AND FINGER CITRON' CARVING

AN AGATE 'MONKEY AND FINGER CITRON' CARVING QING DYNASTY (1644-1911) The stone is carved in the form of an upright finger citron, growing from a gnarled branch, with two smaller fruits and several leafy stems to the side. A pair of monkeys is depicted perched amongst the branches and a small bat is

Los #: 37

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 RARE PAIR OF PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE 'MAGPIE' BOXES AND COVERS

A RARE PAIR OF PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE 'MAGPIE' BOXES AND COVERS 18TH-19TH CENTURY Each box is naturalistically carved in the form of a recumbent magpie, with legs tucked under its body, the plumage and tail feathers carved in fine detail. The stone is of an even pale tone, with a few minor areas

Los #: 40

Schätzpreis: 15.000 £ - 20.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A FINELY CARVED WHITE JADE 'PRUNUS' WASHER

A FINELY CARVED WHITE JADE 'PRUNUS' WASHER 18TH-19TH CENTURY The exterior of the washer is finely carved in relief with branches of prunus flowers and buds, some of which extend over the mouth rim. The stone is of an even tone. 5 in. (12.5 cm.) wide Provenance Royal European Family Collection

Los #: 41

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE 'RAMS' CARVING

A PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE 'RAMS' CARVING 18TH-19TH CENTURY The group is finely carved in the form of a recumbent ram with its' young, their legs neatly tucked beneath their bodies, a gnarled lingzhi sprig in their mouths. The stone is of a pale, even tone with a few minor mottled and streaked

Los #: 42

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019

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A WHITE JADE 'BAT' WASHER

A WHITE JADE 'BAT' WASHER QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) The petal-form washer is finely carved with elegant upright lobed sides. The interior is hollowed out to form a bat in flight with a beribboned coin. The exterior is carved in low relief with a stylized bat and an angled ribbon. The stone is of

Los #: 43

Schätzpreis: 10.000 £ - 15.000 £

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 MOTTLED CELADON AND RUSSET JADE FIGURE OF A TIGER

A MOTTLED CELADON AND RUSSET JADE FIGURE OF A TIGER MING DYNASTY (1368-1644) The tiger is shown in recumbent position and is adorned with sprays of lingzhi , flowers and lotus carved in relief. The base is incised with a pattern of scrolls. The opaque stone is of a mottled pale celadon tone with

Los #: 45

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 10.000 £

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 MOTTLED GREY, BEIGE AND BROWN JADE RABBIT

A MOTTLED GREY, BEIGE AND BROWN JADE RABBIT The recumbent rabbit is carved with its ears resting on its back and its legs tucked under the body, with incisions highlighting the texture of its fur. The mottled stone has pale celadon, russet and dark tones. 2 in. (5 cm.) long

Los #: 48

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 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 YELLOW-GLAZED DISH

A YELLOW-GLAZED DISH HONGZHI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1488-1505) The dish is finely potted with rounded sides and a slightly flared rim. The interior and exterior are covered with a glaze of soft yellow tone which stops above the short, tapered foot rim. 8 ½ in. (21.5

Los #: 50

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 10.000 £

Datum: 05.11.2019