Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

Christie's
16-17 September 2010, New York, Rockefeller Center

Datum der Auktion: 16.09.2010 - 17.09.2010

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A RARE SANDSTONE HEAD OF BUDDHA

A RARE SANDSTONE HEAD OF BUDDHA
NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY, 5TH-6TH CENTURY
A RARE SANDSTONE HEAD OF BUDDHA NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY, 5TH-6TH CENTURY Probably from Yungang, the face carved with pleasant expression and the lips pulled up into a gentle smile, all framed by the large, simply carved ears and

Los #: 1002

Schätzpreis: 20.000 $ - 30.000 $

Datum: 16.09.2010 - 17.09.2010

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A GREY LIMESTONE FIGURE OF BUDDHA

A GREY LIMESTONE FIGURE OF BUDDHA
NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY, EARLY 6TH CENTURY, LONGMEN CAVES, HENAN PROVINCE
A GREY LIMESTONE FIGURE OF BUDDHA NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY, EARLY 6TH CENTURY, LONGMEN CAVES, HENAN PROVINCE Shown seated with right hand raised in abhaya mudra and the left hand in varada mudra

Los #: 1003

Schätzpreis: 20.000 $ - 30.000 $

Datum: 16.09.2010 - 17.09.2010

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A VERY RARE EARLY WHITE MARBLE FIGURE OF A RECUMBENT WATER B...

A VERY RARE EARLY WHITE MARBLE FIGURE OF A RECUMBENT WATER BUFFALO
SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC
A VERY RARE EARLY WHITE MARBLE FIGURE OF A RECUMBENT WATER BUFFALO SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC The angular block carved with the simplified form of a recumbent water buffalo, the legs

Los #: 1004

Schätzpreis: 80.000 $ - 120.000 $

Datum: 16.09.2010 - 17.09.2010

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A RARE BRONZE FIGURE OF ACUOYE GUANYIN

A RARE BRONZE FIGURE OF ACUOYE GUANYIN
DALI KINGDOM, YUNNAN PROVINCE, 12TH CENTURY
A RARE BRONZE FIGURE OF ACUOYE GUANYIN DALI KINGDOM, YUNNAN PROVINCE, 12TH CENTURY The tall slender figure shown standing with right hand raised in vitarka mudra and left hand in varada mudra , the hair drawn up

Los #: 1005

Schätzpreis: 90.000 $ - 120.000 $

Datum: 16.09.2010 - 17.09.2010

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A RARE SMALL PARCEL-GILT SILVER CUP

A RARE SMALL PARCEL-GILT SILVER CUP
TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
A RARE SMALL PARCEL-GILT SILVER CUP TANG DYNASTY (618-907) Finely incised around the midsection with a continuous band of scrolling grape vine picked out in gilding and reserved on a ring-punched ground, repeated beneath the flared rim

Los #: 1006

Schätzpreis: 20.000 $ - 30.000 $

Datum: 16.09.2010 - 17.09.2010

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A SMALL PARCEL-GILT SILVER BOX AND COVER

A SMALL PARCEL-GILT SILVER BOX AND COVER
TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
A SMALL PARCEL-GILT SILVER BOX AND COVER TANG DYNASTY (618-907) Incised on both box and cover with five birds perched amidst a leafy floral scroll, the narrow sides incised with small billowy clouds, all with faint traces of gilding

Los #: 1007

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 16.09.2010 - 17.09.2010

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A VERY RARE GILT-BRONZE BIRD-FORM WEIGHT

A VERY RARE GILT-BRONZE BIRD-FORM WEIGHT
TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
A VERY RARE GILT-BRONZE BIRD-FORM WEIGHT TANG DYNASTY (618-907) Possibly a sleeve weight, finely cast as two birds nestling against one another, their claws and tail feathers interlocked and their wings overlapping on the reverse 2

Los #: 1008

Schätzpreis: 65.000 $ - 75.000 $

Datum: 16.09.2010 - 17.09.2010

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A RARE LACQUERED BRONZE FIGURE OF MANJUSRI

A RARE LACQUERED BRONZE FIGURE OF MANJUSRI
13TH/14TH CENTURY
A RARE LACQUERED BRONZE FIGURE OF MANJUSRI 13TH/14TH CENTURY The bodhisattva shown seated in lalitasana atop a recumbent lion with curly mane and a cloth draped over its back, the figure holding a scroll in the right hand and with the

Los #: 1009

Schätzpreis: 12.000 $ - 18.000 $

Datum: 16.09.2010 - 17.09.2010

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TWO SMALL GILT-BRONZE FIGURES OF SEATED BUDDHAS

TWO SMALL GILT-BRONZE FIGURES OF SEATED BUDDHAS
MING DYNASTY, 16TH-17TH CENTURY
TWO SMALL GILT-BRONZE FIGURES OF SEATED BUDDHAS MING DYNASTY, 16TH-17TH CENTURY Each shown seated in dhyanasana and with the left hand held above the lap, one with the right hand held in bhumisparsa mudra and the other

Los #: 1010

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 16.09.2010 - 17.09.2010

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A PARCEL-GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN

A PARCEL-GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN
17TH CENTURY
A PARCEL-GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN 17TH CENTURY Shown seated in dhyanasana with right hand holding a willow stem and left hand holding a cup, dressed in loose, flowing robes open at the chest revealing elaborate jewelry, the cuffs and borders

Los #: 1011

Schätzpreis: 20.000 $ - 30.000 $

Datum: 16.09.2010 - 17.09.2010

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A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN
17TH CENTURY
A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN 17TH CENTURY Cast seated in dhyanasana with the right hand holding a willow stem and left hand holding a cup, dressed in long flowing robes left open at the chest to expose the sash-tied dhoti and pendent jewelled

Los #: 1012

Schätzpreis: 30.000 $ - 50.000 $

Datum: 16.09.2010 - 17.09.2010

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A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AN ELEVEN-HEADED AVALOKITESVARA

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AN ELEVEN-HEADED AVALOKITESVARA
18TH CENTURY
A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AN ELEVEN-HEADED AVALOKITESVARA 18TH CENTURY With eight arms and eleven heads, the principal hands clasped in front, shown standing on a separate lotus base, and dressed in loosely draped scarves and a

Los #: 1013

Schätzpreis: 7.000 $ - 9.000 $

Datum: 16.09.2010 - 17.09.2010

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A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF THE SEATED BUDDHA

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF THE SEATED BUDDHA
17TH CENTURY
A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF THE SEATED BUDDHA 17TH CENTURY Shown seated on a lotus base in dhyanasana with hands held in anjali mudra , with a wan symbol on his chest, and wearing layered robes with foliate borders 11 5/8 in. (29.6 cm.) high

Los #: 1014

Schätzpreis: 12.000 $ - 18.000 $

Datum: 16.09.2010 - 17.09.2010

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A GILT REPOUSSE BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA

A GILT REPOUSSE BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA
QIANLONG INCISED MARK IN A LINE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
A GILT REPOUSSE BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA QIANLONG INCISED MARK IN A LINE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) Seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus base with hands in bhumisparsa mudra , wearing layered

Los #: 1015

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 16.09.2010 - 17.09.2010

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A GILT-SPLASHED BRONZE HU-FORM VASE

A GILT-SPLASHED BRONZE HU -FORM VASE
18TH/19TH CENTURY
A GILT-SPLASHED BRONZE HU -FORM VASE 18TH/19TH CENTURY Raised on a spreading foot and cast around the body with three bow-string bands, the shoulders cast with mask and ring handles, the base with six-character Xuande mark 11 13/16 in. (30

Los #: 1016

Schätzpreis: 20.000 $ - 30.000 $

Datum: 16.09.2010 - 17.09.2010

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A RARE PARCEL-GILT BRONZE ARCHAISTIC CENSER, FANGDING

A RARE PARCEL-GILT BRONZE ARCHAISTIC CENSER, FANGDING
17TH CENTURY
A RARE PARCEL-GILT BRONZE ARCHAISTIC CENSER, FANGDING 17TH CENTURY Cast in shallow relief around the rectangular body with a wide band of taotie masks reserved on a diaper ground, below a narrow band of stylized long-tailed birds

Los #: 1017

Schätzpreis: 12.000 $ - 18.000 $

Datum: 16.09.2010 - 17.09.2010

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A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF SIX-ARMED AVALOKITESVARA

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF SIX-ARMED AVALOKITESVARA
17TH CENTURY
A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF SIX-ARMED AVALOKITESVARA 17TH CENTURY The three-headed deity shown seated in dhyanasana with the principal pair of hands clasped at the chest, the other four hands extended and holding various objects, including

Los #: 1018

Schätzpreis: 12.000 $ - 18.000 $

Datum: 16.09.2010 - 17.09.2010

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A GOLD-SPLASHED BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER

A GOLD-SPLASHED BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER
17TH/18TH CENTURY
A GOLD-SPLASHED BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER 17TH/18TH CENTURY Raised on three tall, tapering conical supports, and flanked by a pair of animal masks suspending fixed-ring handles, the base cast with a Xuande six-character mark, with irregular

Los #: 1020

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 16.09.2010 - 17.09.2010

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A BRONZE BOMBE CENSER AND A STAND

A BRONZE BOMBE CENSER AND A STAND
17TH/18TH CENTURY
A BRONZE BOMBE CENSER AND A STAND 17TH/18TH CENTURY The heavily cast censer with a pair of prominent loop handles below the flat rim, the base cast with a Xuande six-character mark within a rectangle; the circular bronze base raised on three

Los #: 1021

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 16.09.2010 - 17.09.2010

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A LARGE AND FINELY CAST GOLD-SPLASHED BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER A...

A LARGE AND FINELY CAST GOLD-SPLASHED BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER AND COVER
18TH/19TH CENTURY
A LARGE AND FINELY CAST GOLD-SPLASHED BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER AND COVER 18TH/19TH CENTURY Supported on three elephant-head feet and with a pair of similar elephant-head handles, the sides cast in high relief on one

Los #: 1022

Schätzpreis: 20.000 $ - 30.000 $

Datum: 16.09.2010 - 17.09.2010

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AN UNUSUAL SILVER-INLAID BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER AND COVER

AN UNUSUAL SILVER-INLAID BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER AND COVER
19TH CENTURY
AN UNUSUAL SILVER-INLAID BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER AND COVER 19TH CENTURY Supported on three mask and ruyi -head supports and flanked by a pair of bat and cloud handles, the bombé body inlaid in silver with figural scenes below the

Los #: 1023

Schätzpreis: 12.000 $ - 18.000 $

Datum: 16.09.2010 - 17.09.2010

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AN UNUSUAL GLASS-INLAID BRONZE CENSER IN THE FORM OF A MYTHI...

AN UNUSUAL GLASS-INLAID BRONZE CENSER IN THE FORM OF A MYTHICAL BEAST
19TH CENTURY
AN UNUSUAL GLASS-INLAID BRONZE CENSER IN THE FORM OF A MYTHICAL BEAST 19TH CENTURY The ferocious beast shown standing foursquare with head turned sharply to one side and with mouth agape in a roar, arrayed in rich

Los #: 1024

Schätzpreis: 12.000 $ - 18.000 $

Datum: 16.09.2010 - 17.09.2010

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AN ARCHAISTIC BRONZE FIGURE OF A QILIN

AN ARCHAISTIC BRONZE FIGURE OF A QILIN
MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
AN ARCHAISTIC BRONZE FIGURE OF A QILIN MING DYNASTY (1368-1644) The beast shown striding with flames emerging from its haunches and tufts of hair curled along its back on either side of the prominent backbone ending in the upswept

Los #: 1025

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 16.09.2010 - 17.09.2010

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AN UNUSUAL LARGE SILVER-INLAID BRONZE FIGURE OF BODHIDHARMA ...

AN UNUSUAL LARGE SILVER-INLAID BRONZE FIGURE OF BODHIDHARMA
19TH CENTURY
AN UNUSUAL LARGE SILVER-INLAID BRONZE FIGURE OF BODHIDHARMA 19TH CENTURY Shown standing with his left hand raised and holding a scroll, the right hand hidden within the full sleeves of the gracefully draped robes inlaid in

Los #: 1026

Schätzpreis: 25.000 $ - 35.000 $

Datum: 16.09.2010 - 17.09.2010

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TWO BRONZE CENSERS

TWO BRONZE CENSERS
17TH/18TH CENTURY
TWO BRONZE CENSERS 17TH/18TH CENTURY The first with a pair of animal-mask handles and raised on three tab supports, the second of smaller size and with a pair of gold-splashed phoenix-head handles, the bases of both censers cast with six-character Xuande marks

Los #: 1027

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 16.09.2010 - 17.09.2010

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A LARGE BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER

A LARGE BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER
17TH/18TH CENTURY
A LARGE BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER 17TH/18TH CENTURY The compressed bulbous body cast in high relief with a band of bosses interrupted by a pair of pierced, curved handles lobed on the exterior and capped by cloud scroll, with further clouds surrounding a

Los #: 1028

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 16.09.2010 - 17.09.2010

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A RARE AND UNUSUAL CLOISONNE ENAMEL TRIPOD VESSEL

A RARE AND UNUSUAL CLOISONNE ENAMEL TRIPOD VESSEL
MING DYNASTY, 15TH-16TH CENTURY
A RARE AND UNUSUAL CLOISONNE ENAMEL TRIPOD VESSEL MING DYNASTY, 15TH-16TH CENTURY Possibly the base of a Mount Meru mandala , decorated on the exterior with a dense, leafy lotus scroll reserved on a light blue

Los #: 1029

Schätzpreis: 20.000 $ - 30.000 $

Datum: 16.09.2010 - 17.09.2010

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A RARE CLOISONNE ENAMEL NECKLACE CASE

A RARE CLOISONNE ENAMEL NECKLACE CASE
17TH CENTURY
A RARE CLOISONNE ENAMEL NECKLACE CASE 17TH CENTURY Of ring form, the rounded top and bottom each decorated with three shaped cartouches reserved on a ground of lotus scroll and containing a pair of blue dragons, each pair confronted on a red

Los #: 1031

Schätzpreis: 18.000 $ - 25.000 $

Datum: 16.09.2010 - 17.09.2010

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AN UNUSUAL CLOISONNE ENAMEL HANGING VASE

AN UNUSUAL CLOISONNE ENAMEL HANGING VASE
SECOND HALF 17TH CENTURY
AN UNUSUAL CLOISONNE ENAMEL HANGING VASE SECOND HALF 17TH CENTURY The body of faceted baluster form decorated with flowers and butterflies between bands of diaper pattern, surmounted by a flat everted 'rim' of openwork prunus

Los #: 1032

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 16.09.2010 - 17.09.2010

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A CLOISONNE ENAMEL ARCHAISTIC FACETED VASE, FANGHU

A CLOISONNE ENAMEL ARCHAISTIC FACETED VASE, FANGHU
SECOND HALF 17TH CENTURY
A CLOISONNE ENAMEL ARCHAISTIC FACETED VASE, FANGHU SECOND HALF 17TH CENTURY Each facet of the pear-shaped body decorated with a large taotie mask below bands of archaistic birds and dragon-filled leaf tips, all within

Los #: 1033

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 16.09.2010 - 17.09.2010