A Noble Pursuit: Important Chinese and Korean Art from a Japanese Private Collection

Sotheby's
New York

Date of the auction: 11.09.2019

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A BLUE AND WHITE 'MYTHICAL BEASTS' DISH WANLI MARK AND PERIOD

A BLUE AND WHITE 'MYTHICAL BEASTS' DISH WANLI MARK AND PERIOD the shallow rounded sides supported on a straight foot, painted to the central medallion with a spirited scene of three scaled mythical beasts and a tiger within a landscape, a dragon emerging from the clouds above, all encircled at the

Lot #: 501

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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A RARE BLUE AND WHITE SQUARE-FORM 'FLORAL' JAR JIAJING MARK AND PERIOD

A RARE BLUE AND WHITE SQUARE-FORM 'FLORAL' JAR JIAJING MARK AND PERIOD the squat baluster form surmounted by a straight neck and lipped rim, the exterior painted on each of the four sides with chrysanthemum, rose and peony blossoms potted alongside ornamental rocks in jardinières supported on

Lot #: 502

Estimate: US$60,000 - US$80,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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AN ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL (GU) SHANG DYNASTY

AN ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL (GU) SHANG DYNASTY of tall slender waisted form, the trumpet neck flaring to a wide mouth, finely cast with four tapering blades extending to the rim, each containing a disjointed taotie mask above a narrow band of confronted serpent motifs, the central section

Lot #: 503

Estimate: US$80,000 - US$120,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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A BRONZE TRIPOD RITUAL FOOD VESSEL (LIDING) LATE SHANG / WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY

A BRONZE TRIPOD RITUAL FOOD VESSEL (LIDING) LATE SHANG / WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY the deep bowl divided into three lobes resting on three tapering columnar supports, the everted rim set with a pair of plain loop handles, each lobe finely cast with a taotie mask with protruding eyes and horns, flanked by

Lot #: 504

Estimate: US$120,000 - US$150,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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A BROWN-SPLASHED BACK-GLAZED VASE (MEIPING) NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY

A BROWN-SPLASHED BACK-GLAZED VASE (MEIPING) NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY the ovoid baluster body rising from a countersunk base to a broad sloping shoulder surmounted by a tall flaring neck and everted mouth rim, applied overall with a glossy brownish-black glaze liberally flecked with small irregular

Lot #: 505

Estimate: US$60,000 - US$80,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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A 'HENAN' RUSSET-PAINTED BLACK-GLAZED MEIPING NORTHERN SONG / JIN DYNASTY

A 'HENAN' RUSSET-PAINTED BLACK-GLAZED MEIPING NORTHERN SONG / JIN DYNASTY the ovoid tapering body rising to broad rounded shoulders surmounted by a short double-ringed mouth, freely painted in iron-oxide with an abstract design of two birds in flight reserved on a brownish-black glaze, the glaze

Lot #: 506

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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A RARE 'CIZHOU' WHITE-GLAZED SGRAFFIATO DEEP BOWL NORTHERN SONG / JIN DYNASTY

A RARE 'CIZHOU' WHITE-GLAZED SGRAFFIATO DEEP BOWL NORTHERN SONG / JIN DYNASTY raised on a splayed foot, the steeply rounded sides incurving towards the wide mouth, covered overall in an ivory-colored glaze cut away leaving a broad chevron register enclosing demi-florettes alternating with foliate

Lot #: 507

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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A RARE FINELY PAINTED AND INCISED 'CIZHOU' 'BIRDS' JAR JIN / YUAN DYNASTY

A RARE FINELY PAINTED AND INCISED 'CIZHOU' 'BIRDS' JAR JIN / YUAN DYNASTY sturdily potted with a robust ovoid body tapering sharply from the wide rounded shoulders to the countersunk base, freely painted and incised in dark brown over the white slip on either side with a songbird perched on leafing

Lot #: 508

Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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A RARE INSCRIBED 'CIZHOU' BLACK-GLAZED SGRAFFIATO MEIPING JIN / YUAN DYNASTY

A RARE INSCRIBED 'CIZHOU' BLACK-GLAZED SGRAFFIATO MEIPING JIN / YUAN DYNASTY the robustly potted ovoid body with gently rounded sides rising to a short waisted ringed neck and cupped mouth, applied overall with a glossy dark-brown glaze, carved through to leave a broad register of lotus and aquatic

Lot #: 509

Estimate: US$12,000 - US$15,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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A RARE 'CIZHOU' BROWN-GLAZED SGRAFFIATO MEIPING JIN DYNASTY

A RARE 'CIZHOU' BROWN-GLAZED SGRAFFIATO MEIPING JIN DYNASTY the steeply rounded sides swelling to a shouldered baluster body surmounted by a short waisted neck and tall angled tapering rim, applied overall with a thick brownish-black glaze, carved through to the buff body leaving a broad foliate

Lot #: 510

Estimate: US$12,000 - US$15,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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A 'CIZHOU' BROWN-GLAZED SGRAFFIATO VASE (YUHUCHUN PING) JIN DYNASTY

A 'CIZHOU' BROWN-GLAZED SGRAFFIATO VASE (YUHUCHUN PING) JIN DYNASTY the rounded pear-shaped body raised on a splayed foot, tapering to a slender neck and a flared mouth, applied overall with a thick brownish-black glaze carved through with a broad foliate frieze beneath a narrow border enclosing

Lot #: 511

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$12,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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A CARVED 'DING' 'FISH' BOWL NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY

A CARVED 'DING' 'FISH' BOWL NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY well potted, with deep gently rounded sides rising from a straight narrow foot ring, carved around the exterior with two rows of overlapping stiff lotus lappets, the interior finely incised with a central medallion enclosing a pair of fish swimming

Lot #: 512

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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A LARGE AND SUPERBLY CARVED QINGBAI 'LOTUS' MEIPING SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY

A LARGE AND SUPERBLY CARVED QINGBAI 'LOTUS' MEIPING SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY well potted, the ovoid body rising from a narrow tapered foot to a broad rounded shoulder surmounted by a short ribbed neck narrowing to a lipped rim, the body freely carved with a luxuriant floral scroll of long undulating

Lot #: 513

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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A LARGE AND SUPERBLY PAINTED BLUE AND WHITE 'WINDSWEPT' MEIPING MING...

A LARGE AND SUPERBLY PAINTED BLUE AND WHITE 'WINDSWEPT' MEIPING MING DYNASTY, MID-15TH CENTURY finely potted with high swelling shoulders rising to a tapering neck and lipped rim, superbly painted around the sides in the 'windswept' style with a continuous landscape with a lady and her attendant a

Lot #: 514

Estimate: US$80,000 - US$120,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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A FINE UNDERGLAZE-BLUE AND YELLOW-ENAMELED 'GARDENIA' DISH ZHENGDE MARK AND...

A FINE UNDERGLAZE-BLUE AND YELLOW-ENAMELED 'GARDENIA' DISH ZHENGDE MARK AND PERIOD the shallow rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot, the interior painted in shades of cobalt blue with a leafy branch bearing two five-petaled gardenia blooms and a tightly closed bud, encircled on the

Lot #: 515

Estimate: US$100,000 - US$120,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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A RARE AND FINELY PAINTED BLUE AND WHITE MEIPING MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY

A RARE AND FINELY PAINTED BLUE AND WHITE MEIPING MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY elegantly proportioned, the generously rounded baluster body tapering towards a splayed foot, the broad principal register painted with a large fruiting and flowering pomegranate tree, its branches supporting a pair of

Lot #: 516

Estimate: US$60,000 - US$80,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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AN EXTREMELY RARE WUCAI SECTIONED CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER WANLI MARK AND PERIOD

AN EXTREMELY RARE WUCAI SECTIONED CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER WANLI MARK AND PERIOD the domed cover painted to the top with a circular panel enclosing a pair of mandarin ducks swimming in a lotus pond flourishing with lotus, reed and other aquatic plants, with an egret and magpie perched on the nearby

Lot #: 517

Estimate: US$50,000 - US$70,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON' GARLIC-MOUTH BOTTLE VASE WANLI MARK AND PERIOD

A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON' GARLIC-MOUTH BOTTLE VASE WANLI MARK AND PERIOD sturdily potted, the pear-shaped body supported on a short foot, tapering to a tall neck with a garlic-head mouth and upright rim, the body painted with two pairs of sinuous five-clawed dragons alternately descending and

Lot #: 518

Estimate: US$80,000 - US$120,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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A FINE AND RARE GREEN-ENAMELED 'DRAGON' DISH HONGZHI MARK AND PERIOD

A FINE AND RARE GREEN-ENAMELED 'DRAGON' DISH HONGZHI MARK AND PERIOD the deep rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a flared rim, finely carved in the biscuit and enameled in bright translucent green enamel, the interior with a sinuous five-clawed dragon writhing amid scrolling clouds within a

Lot #: 519

Estimate: US$60,000 - US$80,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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A RARE IRON-RED-GROUND 'KINRANDE' DOUBLE-GOURD VASE MING DYNASTY, JIAJING...

A RARE IRON-RED-GROUND 'KINRANDE' DOUBLE-GOURD VASE MING DYNASTY, JIAJING PERIOD of slender octagonal section, rising from a countersunk base to an elegantly clinched waist and tapering mouth, the lower bulb painted on each side with a quatrefoil cartouche enclosing gilt lotus sprays, framed within

Lot #: 520

Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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A LARGE WHITE-GLAZED JAR TANG DYNASTY

A LARGE WHITE-GLAZED JAR TANG DYNASTY the broad baluster body rising from a slightly splayed base to gently rounded shoulders surmounted by a waisted neck and everted rim, covered overall with a clear glaze over a white slip, stopping unevenly above the base to reveal the fine buff body, Japanese

Lot #: 521

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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A BLUE-GLAZED POTTERY JAR TANG DYNASTY

A BLUE-GLAZED POTTERY JAR TANG DYNASTY the broad-shouldered body rising from a short spreading foot to a waisted neck with a rolled everted rim, covered overall in a vibrant blue glaze, applied in layers and pooling to deep indigo tones, the glaze extending over the rim and foot, stopping unevenly

Lot #: 522

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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A RARE AND WELL-MODELED PAINTED POTTERY FIGURE OF A LADY HOLDING A DOG TANG...

A RARE AND WELL-MODELED PAINTED POTTERY FIGURE OF A LADY HOLDING A DOG TANG DYNASTY standing in an elegant swaying pose with hands raised cradling a dog naturalistically modeled with incised fur, wearing long, heavy robes falling in deep folds to the base, the fully rounded features framed by the

Lot #: 523

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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A RARE AND LARGE 'YUE' CHICKEN-HEAD EWER SOUTHERN DYNASTIES

A RARE AND LARGE 'YUE' CHICKEN-HEAD EWER SOUTHERN DYNASTIES the tall ovoid body rising from a flat foot and surmounted by a tall tapering neck rising to an everted galleried mouth, the body encircled by double ribs and applied with two small double lug handles centering a mock spout modeled as a

Lot #: 524

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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A LARGE SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY JAR TANG DYNASTY

A LARGE SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY JAR TANG DYNASTY the finely potted globular body with steeply rounded sides rising from a flat circular base to an incurved canted rim, the shoulder set with two knopped lug handles, the handles and the upper body applied with green, amber and ivory glazes forming a

Lot #: 525

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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A RARE AND LARGE STRAW-GLAZED POTTERY AMPHORA EARLY TANG DYNASTY

A RARE AND LARGE STRAW-GLAZED POTTERY AMPHORA EARLY TANG DYNASTY elegantly potted, the slightly splayed foot swelling to high, rounded shoulders surmounted by a tall waisted neck molded with four raised rings and an everted galleried rim applied on each side with a molded florette, further florettes

Lot #: 526

Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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AN INCISED CELADON-GLAZED MEIPING GORYEO DYNASTY

AN INCISED CELADON-GLAZED MEIPING GORYEO DYNASTY the elegantly waisted body rising from a splayed foot, sweeping up to the broad rounded shoulders and the short everted mouth, incised overall with lotus scrolls, the flowers borne on leafy undulating stems, all beneath a celadon glaze suffused with a

Lot #: 527

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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A PUNCH'ONG SLIP-DECORATED STONEWARE FLASK JOSEON DYNASTY

A PUNCH'ONG SLIP-DECORATED STONEWARE FLASK JOSEON DYNASTY the horizontal ovoid form raised on a high splayed oval foot and surmounted by a narrow waisted neck rising to an everted mouth, covered overall with brushed white slip, each side decorated boldly in iron brown with intertwined ginseng

Lot #: 528

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$40,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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A BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON' JAR JOSEON DYNASTY, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

A BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON' JAR JOSEON DYNASTY, EARLY 19TH CENTURY of ovoid form, vividly painted in underglaze blue with four-clawed dragons among clouds, all decorated with a blue-tinged transparent glaze, Japanese wood box (3) Height 15 3/4 in., 40 cm. Read Condition Report Read Condition Report

Lot #: 529

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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A COPPER-RED AND BLUE AND WHITE PEACH-SHAPED WATERDROPPER JOSEON DYNASTY...

A COPPER-RED AND BLUE AND WHITE PEACH-SHAPED WATERDROPPER JOSEON DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY modeled as an auspicious peach resting on top of its wide stem forming a foot ring, the two incised leaves on both sides of the fruit in underglaze blue and the stem, tip and florets in underglaze copper red, two

Lot #: 530

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019