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A FAMILLE ROSE, UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND GILT-DECORATED 'EUROPEAN SUBJECT' VASE

The vase is decorated to either side of the body with a cartouche enclosing a scene of a lady and a boy to one side and two figures beside rams to the other. The cartouches are each surrounded by a delicate foliate border in underglaze blue, all on a speckled gilt ground interspersed with underglaze

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 800 £ - 1.200 £

Datum: 28.05.2020

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A COPPER-RED-GLAZED DISH

The dish is decorated to the interior and exterior with a dark red glaze. The base is covered with a clear, colourless glaze. 61⁄8 in. (15.6 cm.) diam. Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 28.05.2020

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A FAMILLE ROSE 'TEN VIEWS OF JIANGXI PROVINCE' BOWL

The continuous riverscape depicts boats sailing past a pavilion beneath an inscription reading 'Teng ge gao feng' that may be translated as 'High Winds at the Pavilion of Prince Teng', and a lengthy seal script inscription praising the grandeur of the pavilion together with an iron-red seal mark

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 1.000 £

Datum: 28.05.2020

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A MINIATURE FLAMBÉ-GLAZED BOTTLE VASE

The vase is decorated with a bright flambé glaze of strawberry-red tone with purple and lavender streaks, which thins to a cream tone around the mouth rim. 41⁄2 in. (11.5 cm.) high Please note this lot is the property of a private individual. Provenance Acquired in China by H.E. Nicolai Geelmuyden

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 800 £ - 1.200 £

Datum: 28.05.2020

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A BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' JAR

The vase is decorated to the exterior in a simulated 'heaping and piling' effect with a wide band of stylised three-clawed dragons and phoenix in flight intertwined with meandering lotus flower scrolls, all between a ruyi-head band to the shoulder and a lappet band to the foot. 121⁄4 in. (31.1 cm

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 8.000 £ - 12.000 £

Datum: 28.05.2020

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A LARGE BLUE-GLAZED DISH

The large dish is covered all over with a rich cobalt blue glaze, thinning to white at the mouth rim and stopping just at the chanelled foot ring. The base is covered with a clear, colourless glaze. 141⁄2 in. (36.8 cm.) diam. Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 28.05.2020

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A PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE 'TRIGRAMS' BOWLS

Each bowl is painted in bright shades of cobalt blue, depicting cranes and the Eight Trigrams to the exterior. The interior is decorated with an open flower head and crashing waves. 53⁄8 in. (13.6 cm.) diam. Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 2.500 £

Datum: 28.05.2020

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A FAMILLE ROSE 'BONELESS-STYLE' DISH

The dish is delicately decorated with blossoming poppies, buds and a hibiscus. The reverse is decorated with further flower sprays. 6 in. (15.2 cm.) diam. Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 28.05.2020

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A GROUP OF FOUR IRON-RED DECORATED 'DRAGON' CUPS

Each cup is decorated in iron-red to the exterior with two striding dragons amongst flame scrolls chasing the flaming pearl, all above a band of waves to the foot. 23⁄8 in. (6 cm.) diam. Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

Los #: 9

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 5.000 £

Datum: 28.05.2020

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A SMALL WHITE JADE 'HORSE AND MONKEY' CARVING

The piece is carved in the form of a recumbent horse with finely-incised mane and tail, with a monkey clambering upon its back. The stone is of an exceptionally pale tone with a few tiny areas of russet inclusions. 25⁄8 in. (6.7 cm.) wide Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 5.000 £

Datum: 28.05.2020

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A SMALL WHITE JADE 'LOTUS' VASE

The vase is carved in the form of a large lotus flower growing from a coiled stem, tied in a bouquet with several smaller stems with emerging buds. The stone is of an even pale tone. 33⁄8 in. (8.6 cm.) high Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 28.05.2020

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A YELLOW JADE 'DEER' BELT HOOK

The belt hook is carved with a plain arched shaft with the terminal in the form of a deer's head. There is a circular fitting to the reverse for attachment. The stone is of an even greenish-yellow tone. 31⁄2 in. (8.9 cm.) long Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 800 £ - 1.200 £

Datum: 28.05.2020

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A WHITE JADE 'TIGER AND PINE' ARCHER'S RING

The ring is carved to the exterior in low relief with a tiger below a meandering pine branch. The stone is of an exceptionally even white tone, with one minor pale russet streaked inclusion. 11⁄4 in. (3.2 cm.) diam. Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 28.05.2020

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A PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE 'DOUBLE GOURD' PENDANT

The stone is naturalistically carved as a large double gourd, with two smaller gourds beside it. The stone is of a pale even tone. 21⁄8 in. (5.3 cm.) long Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 600 £ - 800 £

Datum: 28.05.2020

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A WHITE JADE SNUFF BOTTLE

The snuff bottle is carved to one side with three birds on a prunus branch. The reverse is detailed with archaistic bronze coins. The stone is of a pale tone. 31⁄2 in. (9 cm.) high overall including stopper Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 800 £ - 1.200 £

Datum: 28.05.2020

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A CELADON JADE 'CRANE AND RIDER' CARVING

The jade is carved to depict a fisherman riding on a large crane amidst crashing waves, with a smaller crane following behind. The stone is of a pale tone with minor russet inclusions. 33⁄8 in. (8.5 cm.) long Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 28.05.2020

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A BOXWOOD RUYI SCEPTRE AND TWO BAMBOO IMMORTALS

The group comprises a boxwood ruyi sceptre naturalistically carved as a gnarled stem terminating in a lingzhi head, with smaller openwork lingzhi fungus decorating the body; a carved bamboo figure of Shoulao holding a peach and a staff; and a carved bamboo figure of Luxing, the God of Fortune

Los #: 17

Schätzpreis: 800 £ - 1.200 £

Datum: 28.05.2020

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A JADEITE 'MYTHICAL BIRD' VASE AND A JADEITE 'DRAGON' FITTING

The jadeite 'mythical bird' vessel is carved with archaistic patterns, with a pair of loop handles below the mouth of the vase; the stone is of a cream tone with apple green inclusions. The jadeite tubular fitting is carved with a dragon chasing the flaming pearl; the stone is of a pale green tone

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 28.05.2020

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A GILT-BRONZE SQUARE SEAL AND COVER

The seal face is carved with four characters in seal script, reading Niu Yichen yin, 'the seal of Niu Yichen'. The interior of the cover is inscribed with the characters ji xiang, 'auspicious blessings', and impressed with a two character mark reading da ji. 13⁄4 in. (4.4 cm.) high Please note this

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 800 £ - 1.200 £

Datum: 28.05.2020

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A BRONZE SEATED FIGURE OF SHAKYAMUNI

Shakyamuni is depicted seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus base, with the right hand in varadamudra and the left hand in dhyanamudra. The figure is dressed in long flowing robes, with a serene expression on his face and the hair styled in tight curls below the tall ushnisha. 61⁄2 in. (16.5 cm

Los #: 20

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 2.000 £

Datum: 28.05.2020

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A BRONZE INSCRIBED SQUARE BOX AND COVER

The cover of the square box is inscribed with a lengthy inscription extracted from the didactive text Zhijia Geyan, signed by Dushen of Dumen. 15⁄8 in. (4 cm.) high x 37⁄8 in. (9.8 cm.) wide x 37⁄8 in. (9.8 cm.) deep

Los #: 21

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 28.05.2020

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A PAINTED POTTERY FIGURE OF A CIVIL OFFICIAL

The official is modelled standing wearing a coat with large sleeves and a ceremonial headdress, all with floral or cloud motifs and traces of red, black, green and gilt decoration. 251⁄2 in. (72.5 cm.) high Please note this lot is the property of a private individual. Provenance Collection of Julius

Los #: 22

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 28.05.2020

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A LARGE CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL 'LANDSCAPE' PANEL

The square panel is decorated with a mountainous river landscape depicting houses along a riverbank, with a rooster, chickens and goats in the foreground, highlighted in fine detail. 151⁄2 in. x 155⁄8 in. (39.4 cm. x 39.7 cm), bamboo stand Please note this lot is the property of a private

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 28.05.2020

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A PAINTED RED POTTERY FIGURE OF A HORSE

The horse is modelled standing foursquare on a rectangular base, with the head slightly bowed. 153⁄4 in. (40 cm.) high Please note this lot is the property of a private individual. Provenance Christie's New York, 1 December 1988, lot 204

Los #: 24

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 5.000 £

Datum: 28.05.2020

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A PAIR OF CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL BOWLS

Each bowl is decorated to the interior with large lotus and peony blossoms in blue enamels against a white ground. The exterior is decorated with eight chrysanthemum heads admist scrolling tendrils, all against a turquoise ground. 47⁄8 in. (12.3 cm.) diam. Please note this lot is the property of a

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 1.200 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 28.05.2020

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A MINIATURE GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AMITAYUS

The figure is seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base, wearing long draped robes, elaborate jewellery and headdress. The hair is pulled into a high chignon. 21⁄4 in. (5.7 cm.) high

Los #: 26

Schätzpreis: 600 £ - 800 £

Datum: 28.05.2020

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A CLOISONNÉ VASE, FANGHU

The small vase is decorated with large lotus heads amongst leafy tendrils, the neck is applied with a pair of animal-head ring handles. 67⁄8 in. (17.5 cm.) high Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 1.200 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 28.05.2020

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TWO GILT-BRONZE BUDDHIST FIGURES

Both figures are cast seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base with their bejewelled body draped in long robes. The larger gilt-lacquered figure of Akshobhya is shown with hands in bhumisparsa mudra. The smaller figure of Tara is shown with hands held in dhyana mudra. The highest, 87⁄8 in. (22.5

Los #: 28

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 28.05.2020

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A LATER-ENAMELLED FAMILLE ROSE AND LAVENDER-GLAZED VASE, FANGHU

The vase is decorated in famille rose enamels with various antique vessels and flowers, including chrysanthemum, peonies and lotus, all below a band of archaistic kui dragons to the neck, separated by a pair of lug handles. The base is painted with an apocryphal Kangxi mark. 11 in. (28 cm.) high

Los #: 29

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 800 £

Datum: 28.05.2020

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A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AMITAYUS

The figure is cast seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base with his hands held in dhyanamudra. The bejewelled deity wears a dhoti and his hair is fashioned into a high chignon beneath a lotus crown. 61⁄2 in. (16.5 cm.) high

Los #: 30

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 5.000 £

Datum: 28.05.2020