Masterworks of Ancient and Imperial China

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17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Center

Datum der Auktion: 17.09.2008

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A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, GU

A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, GU
SHANG DYNASTY, 13TH-12TH CENTURY BC
A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, GU SHANG DYNASTY, 13TH-12TH CENTURY BC The trumpet-shaped neck with four upright blades flat-cast with inverted taotie masks reserved on a leiwen ground, above a narrow band of long-tailed birds, the

Los #: 550

Schätzpreis: 25.000 $ - 35.000 $

Datum: 17.09.2008

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A VERY RARE SMALL BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER, FANGL...

A VERY RARE SMALL BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER, FANGLEI
LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 11TH CENTURY BC
A VERY RARE SMALL BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER, FANGLEI LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 11TH CENTURY BC Raised on a tall flared foot, each facet of the high-shouldered, tapering body cast with a taotie

Los #: 554

Schätzpreis: 200.000 $ - 300.000 $

Datum: 17.09.2008

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A VERY RARE ZOOMORPHIC BRONZE LAMP, YANZU DENG

A VERY RARE ZOOMORPHIC BRONZE LAMP, YANZU DENG
QIN/EARLY WESTERN HAN DYNASTY, LATE 3RD CENTURY BC
A VERY RARE ZOOMORPHIC BRONZE LAMP, YANZU DENG QIN/EARLY WESTERN HAN DYNASTY, LATE 3RD CENTURY BC The support cast in the shape of a headless bird standing on a single leg rising from a large taloned

Los #: 556

Schätzpreis: 100.000 $ - 150.000 $

Datum: 17.09.2008

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A FINE WHITE JADE LINGZHI-FORM VESSEL

A FINE WHITE JADE LINGZHI -FORM VESSEL
18TH/19TH CENTURY
A FINE WHITE JADE LINGZHI -FORM VESSEL 18TH/19TH CENTURY Finely carved as a large lingzhi with deep sides rising from a rockwork base, with a gnarled branch bearing seven further lingzhi growing along one side towards the irregular lobed rim

Los #: 559

Schätzpreis: 25.000 $ - 35.000 $

Datum: 17.09.2008

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A PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE CENSER AND COVER

A PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE CENSER AND COVER
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
A PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE CENSER AND COVER QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) The rounded sides of the bowl carved as chrysanthemum petals, as is the foot which is carved on the underside as rows of petals radiating from the convex

Los #: 561

Schätzpreis: 40.000 $ - 60.000 $

Datum: 17.09.2008

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A GREENISH-WHITE JADE DOUBLE-GOOSE-FORM BOX AND COVER

A GREENISH-WHITE JADE DOUBLE-GOOSE-FORM BOX AND COVER
A GREENISH-WHITE JADE DOUBLE-GOOSE-FORM BOX AND COVER Intricately carved as two geese and their two goslings standing amidst a tangle of long-leafed stems of millet, the bodies of the geese forming two oval-shaped compartments, while the legs and

Los #: 562

Schätzpreis: 30.000 $ - 40.000 $

Datum: 17.09.2008

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A PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC VESSEL AND COVER, FANG...

A PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC VESSEL AND COVER, FANGDING
19TH CENTURY
A PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC VESSEL AND COVER, FANGDING 19TH CENTURY The rectangular vessel raised on four tall tubular legs surmounted by lion masks above pendent blades, the long sides carved in low relief with

Los #: 565

Schätzpreis: 60.000 $ - 80.000 $

Datum: 17.09.2008

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A PAIR OF FINE WHITE JADE BOWLS

A PAIR OF FINE WHITE JADE BOWLS
18TH/19TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF FINE WHITE JADE BOWLS 18TH/19TH CENTURY Each with well-carved, deep rounded sides rising from a thick ring foot and flaring slightly beneath the neatly beveled rim, the smoothly polished translucent stone of very pale greenish-white color

Los #: 566

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 17.09.2008

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A WHITE JADE RECTANGULAR TABLE SCREEN

A WHITE JADE RECTANGULAR TABLE SCREEN
18TH/19TH CENTURY
A WHITE JADE RECTANGULAR TABLE SCREEN 18TH/19TH CENTURY Deeply carved with a scene of two elderly sages having descended from their open pavilion set in high mountains amidst the clouds, standing beneath two large pine trees on the rocky banks

Los #: 567

Schätzpreis: 20.000 $ - 30.000 $

Datum: 17.09.2008

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A RARE AND IMPORTANT SANDSTONE HEAD OF BUDDHA

A RARE AND IMPORTANT SANDSTONE HEAD OF BUDDHA
NORTHERN QI DYNASTY (550-577), CAVE 10, TIANLONGSHAN CAVES, SHANXI PROVINCE
A RARE AND IMPORTANT SANDSTONE HEAD OF BUDDHA NORTHERN QI DYNASTY (550-577), CAVE 10, TIANLONGSHAN CAVES, SHANXI PROVINCE The face well carved with a serene, meditative

Los #: 570

Schätzpreis: 200.000 $ - 300.000 $

Datum: 17.09.2008

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A RARE GREY LIMESTONE FIGURE OF MAITREYA

A RARE GREY LIMESTONE FIGURE OF MAITREYA
NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY, EARLY 6TH CENTURY, LONGMEN CAVES, HENAN PROVINCE
A RARE GREY LIMESTONE FIGURE OF MAITREYA NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY, EARLY 6TH CENTURY, LONGMEN CAVES, HENAN PROVINCE Shown in a seated position with both legs pendent, the right hand raised in

Los #: 573

Schätzpreis: 40.000 $ - 60.000 $

Datum: 17.09.2008

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A SMALL GREY LIMESTONE HEAD OF A LOKAPALA

A SMALL GREY LIMESTONE HEAD OF A LOKAPALA
TANG DYNASTY (618-907), LONGMEN CAVES, HENAN PROVINCNE
A SMALL GREY LIMESTONE HEAD OF A LOKAPALA TANG DYNASTY (618-907), LONGMEN CAVES, HENAN PROVINCNE The face well carved with fierce expression, with mouth open in warning and eyes glaring below the sharply

Los #: 574

Schätzpreis: 30.000 $ - 50.000 $

Datum: 17.09.2008

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A RARE PARCEL-GILT SILVER LOBED OVAL BOWL

A RARE PARCEL-GILT SILVER LOBED OVAL BOWL
TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
A RARE PARCEL-GILT SILVER LOBED OVAL BOWL TANG DYNASTY (618-907) The lobed sides rounding upwards from the narrow ring foot to the slightly flared rim, the center decorated in repoussé with twin fish surrounded by incised foliate

Los #: 578

Schätzpreis: 40.000 $ - 60.000 $

Datum: 17.09.2008

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AN IMPORTANT AND VERY RARE LARGE GILT-COPPER DRAGON PLAQUE ...

AN IMPORTANT AND VERY RARE LARGE GILT-COPPER DRAGON PLAQUE
LIAO DYNASTY (907-1125)
AN IMPORTANT AND VERY RARE LARGE GILT-COPPER DRAGON PLAQUE LIAO DYNASTY (907-1125) Cast as a ferocious three-clawed, scaly dragon shown striding with its mouth open in a roar revealing long pointed fangs and the

Los #: 579

Schätzpreis: 250.000 $ - 350.000 $

Datum: 17.09.2008

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AN OUTSTANDING CIZHOU GREEN-GLAZED PAINTED BALUSTER VASE

AN OUTSTANDING CIZHOU GREEN-GLAZED PAINTED BALUSTER VASE
SONG/JIN DYNASTY, 12TH CENTURY
AN OUTSTANDING CIZHOU GREEN-GLAZED PAINTED BALUSTER VASE SONG/JIN DYNASTY, 12TH CENTURY The tapering ovoid body surmounted by a trumpet neck rising to a rolled rim, fluidly painted in black over a white slip with

Los #: 583

Schätzpreis: 600.000 $ - 800.000 $

Datum: 17.09.2008

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A RARE SUZHOU WHITE JADE OVAL PENDANT

A RARE SUZHOU WHITE JADE OVAL PENDANT
17TH/18TH CENTURY
A RARE SUZHOU WHITE JADE OVAL PENDANT 17TH/18TH CENTURY Finely carved on one side with a man seated fishing on a river bank framed by rock faces and a pine branch overhead, the mist at the top trailing onto the reverse where it obscures the

Los #: 589

Schätzpreis: 20.000 $ - 30.000 $

Datum: 17.09.2008

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A FINELY CARVED WHITE JADE DRAGON PENDANT

A FINELY CARVED WHITE JADE DRAGON PENDANT
18TH/19TH CENTURY
A FINELY CARVED WHITE JADE DRAGON PENDANT 18TH/19TH CENTURY Carved in rounded openwork as three interlaced dragons with slender scrolling bodies and bifurcated tail tips, their heads at the outer edge, one with lingzhi -shaped vapor issuing

Los #: 590

Schätzpreis: 25.000 $ - 30.000 $

Datum: 17.09.2008

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A PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE BRUSH POT AND TWO JADE BRUSHES

A PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE BRUSH POT AND TWO JADE BRUSHES
18TH/19TH CENTURY
A PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE BRUSH POT AND TWO JADE BRUSHES 18TH/19TH CENTURY The cylindrical brushpot raised on four bracket supports and well carved in relief around the sides with a mountainous scene where two bearded

Los #: 591

Schätzpreis: 40.000 $ - 60.000 $

Datum: 17.09.2008

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A FINELY CARVED WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC TALLY HALF

A FINELY CARVED WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC TALLY HALF
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
A FINELY CARVED WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC TALLY HALF QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) Well carved on both sides with a dragon at one end and a phoenix at the other, the central section pierced with an oval aperture surrounded by

Los #: 592

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 17.09.2008

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A WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC DRAGON PLAQUE

A WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC DRAGON PLAQUE
18TH/19TH CENTURY
A WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC DRAGON PLAQUE 18TH/19TH CENTURY Well carved on both sides as a dragon with arched body and coiled tail, the head turned backwards, with a fine scale pattern on the neck and tight scrolls on the body, the stone of even

Los #: 593

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 17.09.2008

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A PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC VESSEL AND COVER, TULU...

A PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC VESSEL AND COVER, TULU
18TH/19TH CENTURY
A PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC VESSEL AND COVER, TULU 18TH/19TH CENTURY Carved in the form of an archaic bronze pigment container, the thin rectangular body with columnar corners rising from four waisted feet, the

Los #: 594

Schätzpreis: 35.000 $ - 45.000 $

Datum: 17.09.2008

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A WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC VESSEL AND COVER, TULU

A WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC VESSEL AND COVER, TULU
A WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC VESSEL AND COVER, TULU Carved in the form of an archaic bronze pigment container, the rectangular body carved in low relief on two sides with formalized lotus sprays, the columnar corners carved with two scrolling dragons, raised

Los #: 596

Schätzpreis: 20.000 $ - 30.000 $

Datum: 17.09.2008