Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art

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Datum der Auktion: 20.03.2012

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AN ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL (GUI) EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY,...

AN ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL (GUI) EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 10TH CENTURY BC the deep bowl cast with a band featuring pairs of stylized confronted dragons, each centering on a small raised animal head in high relief, set with a pair of loop handles springing from deer's heads below the

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 20.000 $ - 30.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2012

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AN ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL (LIDING) SHANG DYNASTY

AN ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL (LIDING) SHANG DYNASTY supported on three slender columnar legs, the body with three shallow lobes, each decorated in relief with a taotie mask with large raised eyes, curled horns and intaglio details, on a ground of leiwen inlaid with black and flanked by

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 40.000 $ - 60.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2012

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AN ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL AXE-HEAD (YUE) SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH / 11TH CENTURY...

AN ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL AXE-HEAD (YUE) SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH / 11TH CENTURY BC the wide flattened blade flaring towards the curved cutting edge, both sides cast in shallow relief with two confronted kuilong between two rectangular holes and a semi-ovoid mouth with fangs, the haft pierced with a

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 15.000 $ - 25.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2012

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A RARE ARCHAIC CARVED BONE UTENSIL SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH / 11TH CENTURY...

A RARE ARCHAIC CARVED BONE UTENSIL SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH / 11TH CENTURY BC of elongated rectangular form, waisted and flaring towards one curved and one flat end finely carved on both sides, the front with two taotie masks stacked above a narrow scroll band and a band of pendent blades, the reverse

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2012

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AN ARCHAIC BRONZE DAGGER AXE (GE) LATE SHANG / EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY,...

AN ARCHAIC BRONZE DAGGER AXE (GE) LATE SHANG / EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH CENTURY BC the base of the slender tapered blade cast in relief with a triangular mask with flared horns flanking a crest in the form of an inverted cicada motif, the haft with taotie mask in intaglio intended for inlay

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 4.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2012

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AN ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL (XU) WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY

AN ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL (XU) WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY of rounded rectangular section, the bulging body decorated with horizontal grooves between zoomorphic borders below the mouth and around the notched foot, the short sides set with opposing loop handles surmounted by an animal mask cast

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 20.000 $ - 30.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2012

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AN ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL (ZUN) EARLY WESTERN ZHOU, 11TH CENTURY...

AN ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL (ZUN) EARLY WESTERN ZHOU, 11TH CENTURY BC the pear-shaped body with gently tapering sides surmounted by a wide flared mouth, supported on a high splayed foot angled to a straight foot ring, crisply cast with a narrow frieze above a single raised filet of two

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 30.000 $ - 50.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2012

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A PAIR OF ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSELS (JUE) SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH...

A PAIR OF ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSELS (JUE) SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH / 11TH CENTURY BC each cast with a deep 'U'-shaped body, raised on three blade-form tapering legs, two pictographs cast beneath the loop handle on one side issuing from a bovine head and centered on two finely cast taotie masks

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 40.000 $ - 60.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2012

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AN UNUSUAL GILT AND SILVERED BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL AND COVER (DOU)...

AN UNUSUAL GILT AND SILVERED BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL AND COVER (DOU) EARLY HAN DYNASTY, 3RD / 2ND CENTURY BC the rounded sides applied with opposing taotie masks suspending ring handles, the mouth with a tapered inner rim to receive the domed cover surmounted by a circular flaring finial, all

Los #: 9

Schätzpreis: 60.000 $ - 80.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2012

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AN ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL (JUE) SHANG DYNASTY

AN ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL (JUE) SHANG DYNASTY the deep body raised on three tall splayed knife-shaped legs, cast around the sides with stylized taotie masks with prominent eyes on a fine leiwen ground, the spout flanked by a pair of capped finials, the side set with a loop handle covering

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2012

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AN ARCHAIC BRONZE WINE VESSEL (JUE) SHANG DYNASTY

AN ARCHAIC BRONZE WINE VESSEL (JUE) SHANG DYNASTY the 'U'-shaped body supported on three triangular blade feet with a pronounced splay, cast with two taotie masks composed of confronted taotie masks with raised eyes, curling horns and clawed feet on a leiwen ground, all divided by notched flanges

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 7.000 $ - 9.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2012

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A RARE ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL (ZUN) LATE SHANG DYNASTY

A RARE ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL (ZUN) LATE SHANG DYNASTY the slightly bulbous body rising to a wide trumpet neck, cast with two opposing taotie masks flanked by pairs of kuilong against a leiwen ground, between pairs of bow-string bands, the interior of the foot cast with three pictographs

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 60.000 $ - 80.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2012

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A RARE ARCHAIC BRONZE 'DOUBLE OWL' RITUAL FOOD VESSEL (YOU) SHANG DYNASTY,...

A RARE ARCHAIC BRONZE 'DOUBLE OWL' RITUAL FOOD VESSEL (YOU) SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH CENTURY BC of oval section, in the form of two addorsed owls, their rounded bodies supported on four stout legs, and crisply cast in low relief with four wings of simple curvilinear outline sweeping back to a pair of

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 400.000 $ - 600.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2012

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AN ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL (GU) SHANG DYNASTY

AN ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL (GU) SHANG DYNASTY of slender form cast with four blades on the trumpet neck, the middle section and spreading foot cast with taotie masks decorated with leiwen and divided by vertical hooked flanges, the top of the foot encircled by a pair of bow-string bands

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2012

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AN ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL (LIDING) LATE SHANG DYNASTY

AN ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL (LIDING) LATE SHANG DYNASTY the tri-lobed body raised on three columnar supports and finely cast with incised taotie masks, below a band of cicadas, all against a leiwen ground, a pair of bail handles rising from the rim, the interior cast with an

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 40.000 $ - 60.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2012

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A SMALL ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER (FANGLEI) LATE SHANG...

A SMALL ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER (FANGLEI) LATE SHANG / WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY of rectangular section with wide shoulders tapering towards the splayed foot, the straight neck decorated with two bow-string bands, supporting a high-domed cover of conforming outline surmounted by a

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 60.000 $ - 80.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2012

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AN ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL (GUI) EARLY WESTERN ZHOU, 11TH /...

AN ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL (GUI) EARLY WESTERN ZHOU, 11TH / 10TH CENTURY BC cast with a deep 'U'-shaped body, the sides decorated with large taotie masks bisected by a vertical flange and flanked by a pair of loop handles surmounted by bovine heads and ending in hooked tabs, all supported

Los #: 17

Schätzpreis: 120.000 $ - 150.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2012

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A BRONZE MIRROR WITH MYTHICAL BEAST DECORATION HAN DYNASTY

A BRONZE MIRROR WITH MYTHICAL BEAST DECORATION HAN DYNASTY the large central knob within a square surrounded by two dragons, a tiger, and a deer each interspersed with a floret with a raised domed center, encircled by a narrow ridged band and a wide border of zoomorphic scroll, the dark silvery

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2012

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A SQUARE BRONZE MIRROR WITH TRIGRAMS AND DIRECTIONAL ANIMAL DECORATION...

A SQUARE BRONZE MIRROR WITH TRIGRAMS AND DIRECTIONAL ANIMAL DECORATION TANG DYNASTY framed with a deep rim, the 'Eight Trigrams' surrounding four celestial emblems representing the four cardinal directions; the dragon of the east, the tiger of the west, the bird of the south and the snake-entwined

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2012

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A PAINTED POTTERY FIGURE OF A KNEELING FEMALE ATTENDANT WESTERN HAN DYNASTY

A PAINTED POTTERY FIGURE OF A KNEELING FEMALE ATTENDANT WESTERN HAN DYNASTY shown with both arms raised, the hands concealed beneath the accordion-like folds of the sleeves coyly shielding the slightly parted lips of her smoothly contoured face revealing only the nose and expressive eyes, below the

Los #: 20

Schätzpreis: 30.000 $ - 40.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2012

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A SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY AMPHORA TANG DYNASTY

A SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY AMPHORA TANG DYNASTY elegantly potted with tapering ovoid body, a slender waisted neck and a pair of curved double-strap handles applied with bosses and terminating in confronting dragon heads that grasp the cup-shaped mouth, all splash-glazed in green and amber from the

Los #: 22

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2012

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A SANCAI-GLAZED FIGURE OF AN EQUESTRIENNE TANG DYNASTY, 8TH CENTURY AD

A SANCAI-GLAZED FIGURE OF AN EQUESTRIENNE TANG DYNASTY, 8TH CENTURY AD the female rider shown with both arms pendent, hidden within the long, narrow sleeves of her straw-glazed bodice, wearing a long amber-glazed skirt with a green shawl over her shoulders, her face with delicately cold-painted

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2012

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A PURPLE-SPLASHED 'JUN' BUBBLE BOWL SONG DYNASTY

A PURPLE-SPLASHED 'JUN' BUBBLE BOWL SONG DYNASTY well-potted with gently rounded sides slightly curved in at the rim, resting on a neatly finished foot of wedge-shaped section, the smoothly rounded interior applied with a rich milky-blue glaze suffused with bubbles and applied with two vivid purple

Los #: 24

Schätzpreis: 50.000 $ - 70.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2012

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A GREEN 'JUN' DISH SONG DYNASTY

A GREEN 'JUN' DISH SONG DYNASTY of shallow circular form with upturned rim, covered in an unctuous grayish-green glaze, thinning towards the rim and stopping just short of the edge of the foot on the underside Diameter 6 1/4 in., 15.9 cm

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 10.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2012

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A CARVED 'YAOZHOU' BOWL NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY

A CARVED 'YAOZHOU' BOWL NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY with rounded sides curving inward to a wide mouth with an incised scalloped neckline, freely carved around the body with leafy floral sprays beneath a lustrous bubble-suffused dark olive-green glaze, the tapered foot ring unglazed for firing Diameter 3

Los #: 26

Schätzpreis: 12.000 $ - 18.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2012

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A CARVED 'QINGBAI' VASE (MEIPING) SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY

A CARVED 'QINGBAI' VASE (MEIPING) SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY finely potted, the ovoid body rising from a narrow tapered foot to a small cylindrical neck with lipped rim, the body freely carved with an intricate undulating peony scroll, issuing curling leaves and blossoms in fine detail, applied overall

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 30.000 $ - 40.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2012

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A RARE 'DING' 'MALLOW' DISH NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY

A RARE 'DING' 'MALLOW' DISH NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY finely potted in the form of an open mallow flower, the low walls smoothly rounded to an everted and lobed rim, the petals outlined by elegantly incised 'S'-curves on both the outside and inside, covered overall with an even translucent ivory glaze

Los #: 28

Schätzpreis: 40.000 $ - 60.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2012

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A RARE 'XING' LOTUS-FORM CUPSTAND FIVE DYNASTIES

A RARE 'XING' LOTUS-FORM CUPSTAND FIVE DYNASTIES finely potted, the curved sides of the stand rising from a short spreading foot to a lotus petal-shaped collar with foliate rim, the interior with a tall cylindrical cup holder everting to a straight slightly undulating rim, with three shaped

Los #: 29

Schätzpreis: 30.000 $ - 40.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2012

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A LARGE CARVED 'YAOZHOU' 'MUSK MALLOW' BOWL NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY

A LARGE CARVED 'YAOZHOU' 'MUSK MALLOW' BOWL NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY with rounded sides rising to a straight rim thickened with a double ridge on the outside, freely carved on the inside with large blossoms and leaves, all under a lustrous gray-green glaze pooled in the recesses highlighting the

Los #: 30

Schätzpreis: 15.000 $ - 20.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2012

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A PAIR OF CARVED 'YAOZHOU' DISHES NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY

A PAIR OF CARVED 'YAOZHOU' DISHES NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY each with flared sides rising to an upturned rim, the interior freely carved with a single lotus spray on an undulating stem with a large curled leaf against a ground of scrolling foliage, with incised details, covered overall in an olive-green

Los #: 31

Schätzpreis: 20.000 $ - 30.000 $

Datum: 20.03.2012