Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art

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Datum der Auktion: 22.03.2019

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A RARE AND FINELY CAST BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER, FANGYI

A RARE AND FINELY CAST BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER, FANGYI LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 13TH-11TH CENTURY BC The vessel is of slightly tapering rectangular shape and is well cast in low relief on the two broad sides with a large taotie mask set below a small taotie mask, and reserved on a fine leiwen

Los #: 1604

Schätzpreis: 1.500.000 $ - 2.500.000 $

Datum: 22.03.2019

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A RARE AND LARGE BRONZE AND GREEN-GLAZED POTTERY ‘ MONEY TREE’

A RARE AND LARGE BRONZE AND GREEN-GLAZED POTTERY ‘ MONEY TREE’ EASTERN HAN DYNASTY, 1ST-3ND CENTURY AD The green-glazed reddish pottery base is molded in the form of two beasts crouching on top of one another, supporting a cylinder into which fits the slender trunk of the bronze tree, which is

Los #: 1605

Schätzpreis: 100.000 $ - 150.000 $

Datum: 22.03.2019

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A VERY RARE AND IMPORTANT GILDED GREY STONE FIGURE OF BUDDHA

A VERY RARE AND IMPORTANT GILDED GREY STONE FIGURE OF BUDDHA NORTHERN QI DYNASTY (AD 550-577) The slender, elegant figure is shown standing on top of a socle with right hand raised in abhayamudra , in the attitude of 'do not fear', and the left hand held in varadamudra , the gesture of gift-giving

Los #: 1610

Schätzpreis: 1.200.000 $ - 1.800.000 $

Datum: 22.03.2019

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A MAGNIFICIENT AND VERY RARE LARGE LONGQUAN CELADON ‘PHOENIX TAIL’ VASE

A MAGNIFICIENT AND VERY RARE LARGE LONGQUAN CELADON ‘PHOENIX TAIL’ VASE YUAN DYNASTY (1279-1368) The heavily potted vase has a rounded upper body well carved in relief with leafy peony scroll bearing four large flowers above a band of slender overlapping petals. The trumpet-shaped neck is carved

Los #: 1623

Schätzpreis: 200.000 $ - 300.000 $

Datum: 22.03.2019

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AN EXTREMELY RARE AND FINE LARGE BLUE AND WHITE ‘FRUIT SPRAY’ BOWL

AN EXTREMELY RARE AND FINE LARGE BLUE AND WHITE ‘FRUIT SPRAY’ BOWL XUANDE SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE IN A LINE AT THE RIM AND OF THE PERIOD (1426-1435) The bowl is heavily potted with low, rounded sides and decorated on the exterior with six sprays of fruit comprising pomegranate, grape

Los #: 1627

Schätzpreis: 2.000.000 $ - 3.000.000 $

Datum: 22.03.2019

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A VERY RARE TIANQI AND QIANGJIN POLYCHROME LACQUER QUATREFOIL TRAY

A VERY RARE TIANQI AND QIANGJIN POLYCHROME LACQUER QUATREFOIL TRAY QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER INCISED AND GILT MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The tray is decorated with a chun (spring) character centered by a roundel enclosing Shoulao (the God of Longevity) above a quatrefoil bowl filled with

Los #: 1651

Schätzpreis: 60.000 $ - 80.000 $

Datum: 22.03.2019

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A MAGNIFICENT AND EXTREMELY RARE EMBROIDERED QIU XIANGSE SILK ‘DRAGON...

A MAGNIFICENT AND EXTREMELY RARE EMBROIDERED QIU XIANGSE SILK ‘DRAGON’ ROBE, LONGPAO EARLY 18TH CENTURY The robe is finely embroidered with roundels of five-clawed dragons chasing 'flaming pearls', each worked in gold metallic threads with horns, scales and claws picked out in Peking knot, all

Los #: 1655

Schätzpreis: 300.000 $ - 500.000 $

Datum: 22.03.2019

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AN IMPERIAL YELLOW KESI TWELVE SYMBOL 'DRAGON ROBE', LONGPAO

AN IMPERIAL YELLOW KESI TWELVE SYMBOL 'DRAGON ROBE', LONGPAO GUANGXU PERIOD (1875-1908) The kesi ground is woven in shades of blue, violet, red, pink and gold threads with nine five-clawed dragons clutching or confronting flaming pearls amidst clusters of ruyi -shaped clouds interspersed with bats

Los #: 1656

Schätzpreis: 120.000 $ - 180.000 $

Datum: 22.03.2019

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A VERY RARE PAIR OF HUANGHUALI LOW-BACK ARMCHAIRS, FUSHOUYI

A VERY RARE PAIR OF HUANGHUALI LOW-BACK ARMCHAIRS, FUSHOUYI 17TH CENTURY Each has an elegantly curved top rail carved with high, rounded corners that continue to the curving back posts and extend through the frame of a mat seat to form the rear legs. The back posts are joined by a low horizontal

Los #: 1664

Schätzpreis: 300.000 $ - 500.000 $

Datum: 22.03.2019

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A MAGNIFICENT AND VERY RARE HUANGHUALI PAINTING TABLE, JIATOUSUN HUA'AN

A MAGNIFICENT AND VERY RARE HUANGHUALI PAINTING TABLE, JIATOUSUN HUA'AN 17TH CENTURY The single, floating panel is set in the rectangular frame fitted flush at both narrow ends with short, everted ends, above the beaded apron and beaded, shaped spandrels carved in openwork with ruyi heads. The whole

Los #: 1665

Schätzpreis: 800.000 $ - 1.200.000 $

Datum: 22.03.2019

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A LARGE AND IMPRESSIVE ZITAN LUOHAN BED, LUOHANCHUANG

A LARGE AND IMPRESSIVE ZITAN LUOHAN BED, LUOHANCHUANG 17TH-18TH CENTURY WITH MODIFICATIONS The hard mat seat is set into the rectangular frame above the narrow waist and plain, beaded aprons crisply carved with chilong confronted on a central medallion enclosing stylized mythical beasts, the side

Los #: 1668

Schätzpreis: 400.000 $ - 600.000 $

Datum: 22.03.2019

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A RARE AND EXCEPTIONAL 'NUMBER THREE' JUN JARDINIÈRE

A RARE AND EXCEPTIONAL 'NUMBER THREE' JUN JARDINIÈRE YUAN-MING DYNASTY, 14TH-15TH CENTURY The body is molded with six lobes below the correspondingly lobed everted rim, and the exterior is covered with a lavender-blue glaze shading to brilliant purple color. The interior and the rim are covered with

Los #: 1723

Schätzpreis: 2.500.000 $ - 3.500.000 $

Datum: 22.03.2019

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A VERY RARE SMALL DOUCAI LOBED ‘LOTUS’ VASE

A VERY RARE SMALL DOUCAI LOBED ‘LOTUS’ VASE YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735) The vase is delicately potted with a globular body subtly divided into six lobes, and decorated with alternating lotus blooms and ruyi -heads borne on

Los #: 1810

Schätzpreis: 200.000 $ - 300.000 $

Datum: 22.03.2019

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A VERY RARE BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER, FANGYI

A VERY RARE BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER, FANGYI LATE SHANG-EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH CENTURY BC The vessel of slightly tapering rectangular shape is raised on a tall foot and is decorated around the neck with pairs of confronted birds centered on the two longer sides by a shallow

Los #: 1601

Schätzpreis: 30.000 $ - 50.000 $

Datum: 22.03.2019

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A RARE BRONZE WEAPON

A RARE BRONZE WEAPON LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 13TH-11TH CENTURY BC The heavily cast weapon has a solid, bulbous lower section and is cast at the top on both sides with three blades pendent from a band of leiwen . The small tang ( nei ) is pierced with a rectangular aperture. The bronze has a silvery-grey

Los #: 1602

Schätzpreis: 7.000 $ - 9.000 $

Datum: 22.03.2019

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A RARE SMALL BRONZE FIGURAL LAMP

A RARE SMALL BRONZE FIGURAL LAMP WESTERN HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 8) The base of the lamp is cast as a figure with an almost beak-like mouth, prominent eyes and hair drawn back into a point on the back of the head, shown kneeling on a footed plinth. His left hand rests on his knee and his extended

Los #: 1603

Schätzpreis: 12.000 $ - 18.000 $

Datum: 22.03.2019

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A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER, HU

A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER, HU LATE SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, 6TH CENTURY BC The pear-shaped vessel is cast in intaglio with a band of feline figures facing in the same direction interrupted by two loop handles on the shoulder below a band of interlocking bird scroll on the neck. A third

Los #: 1606

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 22.03.2019

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A BRONZE RITUAL WATER VESSEL, PEN

A BRONZE RITUAL WATER VESSEL, PEN LATE SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, 6TH-5TH CENTURY BC The tapering lower body is flat-cast with a wide band of interlinked scrolls repeated on the sloped shoulder below the flat, everted rim, the two bands separated by a narrow rope-twist border and the edge of the

Los #: 1608

Schätzpreis: 15.000 $ - 25.000 $

Datum: 22.03.2019

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A MARBLE FIGURE OF A BODHISATTVA

A MARBLE FIGURE OF A BODHISATTVA NORTHERN QI-SUI DYNASTY, 6TH CENTURY The figure is shown standing and wearing a shawl draped over the arms, and a long, looped necklace gathered at the waist by a disk above the belt that secures an outer robe worn over an under-robe that falls in graceful, parallel

Los #: 1609

Schätzpreis: 30.000 $ - 50.000 $

Datum: 22.03.2019

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A WHITE MARBLE FIGURE OF A SEATED LUOHAN

A WHITE MARBLE FIGURE OF A SEATED LUOHAN NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY, DATED AD 963 The figure is shown seated on a rock base, dressed in a long robe that opens at the chest and reveals the luohan 's bony frame. The right arm rests on the bended knee and the left hand is raised and covered with a cloth to

Los #: 1611

Schätzpreis: 25.000 $ - 35.000 $

Datum: 22.03.2019

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A RARE MINIATURE GREEN-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF AN EQUESTRIAN ARCHER

A RARE MINIATURE GREEN-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF AN EQUESTRIAN ARCHER HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220) The archer is shown aiming a crossbow while seated facing backwards in the saddle on a horse galloping forward intently, its ears set back and the long tail with a slight curve. 4 5/8 in. (11.8 cm

Los #: 1612

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 22.03.2019

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A PAINTED POTTERY FIGURE OF A PRANCING HORSE

A PAINTED POTTERY FIGURE OF A PRANCING HORSE TANG DYNASTY (AD 618-907) The spirited horse is shown standing on a rectangular base with right foreleg raised, mouth open and ears pricked. The body is caparisoned with a cloth-tied saddle and molded foliate appliqués . 19 ½ in. (49.5 cm.) long, softwood

Los #: 1613

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 22.03.2019

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A LARGE SANCAI -GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF A HORSE

A LARGE SANCAI -GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF A HORSE TANG DYNASTY (AD 618-907) The horse is shown standing on a slab base with ears pricked and head turned slightly to the left, and is covered with a pale cream glaze, the mane and tail with amber glaze. The harness is hung with green-glazed tassels, and

Los #: 1614

Schätzpreis: 40.000 $ - 60.000 $

Datum: 22.03.2019

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A RARE CREAM, AMBER AND GREEN-GLAZED FIGURAL PILLOW

A RARE CREAM, AMBER AND GREEN-GLAZED FIGURAL PILLOW NORTHERN SONG-JIN DYNASTY, 12TH CENTURY The pillow is finely molded as a recumbent woman holding a Buddhist lion below the ruy i-shaped head rest incised with a curved leafy lotus stem within a double-line border. 11 in. (27.9 cm.) wide Provenance

Los #: 1615

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 22.03.2019

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A SANCAI -GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF AN EQUESTRIENNE

A SANCAI -GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF AN EQUESTRIENNE TANG DYNASTY (AD 618-907) The slender rider wears an amber scarf that drapes below her neck and falls down her back to the saddle, a blouse with long slender sleeves that hide her hands, and a long green skirt, and is shown with head slightly turned

Los #: 1616

Schätzpreis: 20.000 $ - 30.000 $

Datum: 22.03.2019

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A GROUP OF SIX PAINTED POTTERY FIGURAL TILES

A GROUP OF SIX PAINTED POTTERY FIGURAL TILES JIN DYNASTY (1115-1234) Each rectangular tile is detailed with a central, shaped niche which contains a figure wearing long, flowing robes and trailing scarves that frame the figure, comprising five musicians playing the chimes ( bianqin ), clappers

Los #: 1617

Schätzpreis: 30.000 $ - 50.000 $

Datum: 22.03.2019

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A RARE LONGQUAN CELADON SHRINE

A RARE LONGQUAN CELADON SHRINE YUAN-EARLY MING DYNASTY, 14TH-15TH CENTURY The thick-walled shrine of ovoid shape is raised on a domed base and has an hexagonal 'tile' roof surmounted by a double-gourd rising from a lotus. An opening cut into one side has a protruding shelf at the bottom, an overhang

Los #: 1618

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 22.03.2019

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A RARE LONGQUAN CELADON GUAN-TYPE OCTAGONAL STEM CUP

A RARE LONGQUAN CELADON GUAN-TYPE OCTAGONAL STEM CUP YUAN-MING DYNASTY (1279-1644) The cup has flaring, faceted sides supported on a spreading stem foot encircled by a narrow collar, and is covered overall with a clear glaze of pale olive tone suffused with an extensive, icy crackle that thins on

Los #: 1619

Schätzpreis: 30.000 $ - 50.000 $

Datum: 22.03.2019

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A LARGE CARVED LONGQUAN CELADON TRIPOD CENSER

A LARGE CARVED LONGQUAN CELADON TRIPOD CENSER MING DYNASTY (1368-1644) The heavily potted censer raised on three mask-form legs is carved on the exterior with a band of floral scroll on a wave-pattern ground, and is covered overall with a sea-green glaze except for the base and the center of the

Los #: 1620

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 22.03.2019

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A CARVED LONGQUAN CELADON DISH

A CARVED LONGQUAN CELADON DISH MING DYNASTY (1368-1644) The dish is carved in the center with a medallion of trellis pattern surrounded by floral scrolls in the well. The dish is covered inside and out with a thick glaze of sea-green tone, except for a wide ring on the base which has burnt orange in

Los #: 1621

Schätzpreis: 7.000 $ - 9.000 $

Datum: 22.03.2019