A South American Private Collection

Christie's
London

Date of the auction: 05.12.2019

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A SMALL CHINESE BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL, LI

A SMALL CHINESE BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL, LI WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY (1100-771 BC) Raised on three supports leading up into each deep lobe of the body, cast to each side with the eyes of a stylised taotie mask decorated with C-scrolls all below the everted rim with a pair of upright handles

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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A CHINESE BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL, LIDING

A CHINESE BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL, LIDING LATE SHANG-EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH CENTURY BC The tri-lobed body supported on three columnar legs, cast below the rim with two horizontal bands, a pair of upright handles rising from the rim, the interior cast with a seven-character

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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A CHINESE BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL, LIDING

A CHINESE BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL, LIDING WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY (1100-770 BC) The tri-lobed body raised on three columnar legs, cast above each leg with a large taotie mask with rounded eyes, all reserved on a leiwen ground, a two-character inscription to the interior side 6 ¾ in. (17 cm

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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A CHINESE BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER, BIANHU

A CHINESE BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER, BIANHU HAN DYNASTY (206 BC - AD 220) Of oval form, applied to the shoulders with a pair of animal-mask handles suspending loose rings, the cover with a ring finial 12 ¼ in. (31 cm.) high Provenance The Marcel and Chantal Gerbe Collection, Switzerland

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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A PAIR OF CHINESE ARCHAISTIC BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSELS, GU

A PAIR OF CHINESE ARCHAISTIC BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSELS, GU QING DYNASTY (1644-1911) Each cast to the neck with four leiwen -filled blades rising from a band of S-shaped serpents, the middle section and foot with the disconnected parts of a taotie mask divided by notched flanges 11 ¾ in. (29.8 cm

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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A CHINESE BRONZE SQUARE HU -FORM VASE AND A PAIR OF CHINESE BRONZE GU -FORM...

A CHINESE BRONZE SQUARE HU -FORM VASE AND A PAIR OF CHINESE BRONZE GU -FORM VASES MING DYNASTY (1368-1644) AND 17TH-18TH CENTURY The hu -vase cast with a pair of S-form handles terminating with ruyi-heads, the pair of gu -vases applied to the flared necks with a four-character inscription reading

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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A CHINESE BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, GU

A CHINESE BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, GU SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY B.C. Cast to the neck with four leiwen -filled blades rising from a band of S-shaped serpents, the middle section and foot with the disconnected parts of a taotie mask divided by notched flanges, the interior of the foot with a

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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A CHINESE BRONZE GOOSE-HEAD BOTTLE VASE

A CHINESE BRONZE GOOSE-HEAD BOTTLE VASE HAN DYNASTY (206 BC - AD 220) The bottle vase supported on a tall, slightly splayed foot and cast with a goose-form head 12 ¾ in. (32.5 cm.) high Provenance The Marcel and Chantal Gerbe Collection, Switzerland, assembled in the 1970s and 1980s. Purchased from

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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A CHINESE BRONZE TRIPOD POURING VESSEL

A CHINESE BRONZE TRIPOD POURING VESSEL HAN DYNASTY (206 BC - 220 AD) Formed with a globular body, raised on three animal feet, the handle cast as a dragon and the spout as a bird 11 7/8 in. (30 cm.) wide Provenance Oskar Brozulat, Hamburg, Germany, by whom sold on 2 September 1936 to Mr. Hermann

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £2,000 - £4,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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A CHINESE GOLD-INLAID BRONZE SWORD

A CHINESE GOLD-INLAID BRONZE SWORD HAN DYNASTY (206 BC - 220 AD) Cast with beveled edges and a distinct median ridge, the diamond-shaped guard and the circular pommel each decorated with gold-inlaid scroll motifs, the bronze with extensive malachite-green encrustation 15 3/8 in. (39 cm.) long

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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A CHINESE BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER, YOU

A CHINESE BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER, YOU WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY (1100-771 BC) Cast to the body with two horizontal bands of stylised birds, applied with an overhead handle with animal-head attachements, the cover with further stylised bird motifs encircling the finial 8 ½ in. (21.5 cm

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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A GROUP OF SIX CHINESE BRONZES

A GROUP OF SIX CHINESE BRONZES HAN DYNASTY (206 BC- 220 AD) AND LATER Comprising a gold-inlaid belt hook; a vase cast with 'rope twist' design; a silver-inlaid 'bird' fitting; a ritual food vessel and cover cast with twin dragon handles and three animal form finials; a small recumbent qilin ; and a

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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A GROUP OF THREE CHINESE BRONZE MIRRORS, A BRONZE BRACELET AND THIRTEEN...

A GROUP OF THREE CHINESE BRONZE MIRRORS, A BRONZE BRACELET AND THIRTEEN SMALL BRONZE FITTINGS HAN DYNASTY (206 BC- 220 AD) Comprising three mirrors of varying sizes, decorated with stylised motifs encircling the central knob; a bracelet cast with bird-form terminals; and thirteen small belt fittings

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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A GROUP OF THREE CHINESE BRONZE ITEMS

A GROUP OF THREE CHINESE BRONZE ITEMS WESTERN ZHOU PERIOD (1100-771 BC) - TANG DYNASTY (618-907) Comprises a small bronze ritual axe; a large bronze spear head; and a lobed bronze mirror The largest, 10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) high Provenance The mirror: China-Bohlken, Berlin, 1930s (two bills, undated) to

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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TWO CHINESE BRONZE SQUARE-FORM VASES AND COVERS, FANGHU

TWO CHINESE BRONZE SQUARE-FORM VASES AND COVERS, FANGHU HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220) Each cast with a pair of animal mask handles with loose rings, the covers with four S-shaped finials at the corners 15 ¾ in. (40 cm.) high Provenance With Michael Goedhuis (according to label). The Marcel and Chantal

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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A GROUP OF THIRTEEN GREEN-GLAZED POTTERY AND BRONZE VESSELS

A GROUP OF THIRTEEN GREEN-GLAZED POTTERY AND BRONZE VESSELS HAN DYNASTY (220 BC- 206 AD) Comprising a pottery bowl and spoon; a pottery hu -form vase; a pottery funery urn; a pottery figure of a dog; a pottery ear cup; a pottery bowl; three bronze bowls; two bronze stem bowls; and a bronze dish The

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £2,000 - £4,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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A CHINESE GREEN-GLAZED POTTERY TRIPOD 'HILL' CENSER AND COVER

A CHINESE GREEN-GLAZED POTTERY TRIPOD 'HILL' CENSER AND COVER HAN DYNASTY (BC 206 - 220 AD) The cylindrical body moulded with a band of various animals, supported on tripod bear-form feet, the cover modelled as a mountain range 9 in. (23 cm.) high Provenance Sotheby's, London, 13 June 1989, lot 80

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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AN EGYPTIAN TURQUOISE FAIENCE SHABTI FOR TJANHEBU

AN EGYPTIAN TURQUOISE FAIENCE SHABTI FOR TJANHEBU LATE PERIOD, CIRCA 664-332 B.C. On integral plinth, wearing a tripartite wig and plaited false beard, holding a pick and hoe with a seed bag over his left shoulder, with hieroglyphs from Chapter 6 of the Book, inscribed for the high official

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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AN EGYPTIAN TURQUOISE FAIENCE SHABTI FOR MEN

AN EGYPTIAN TURQUOISE FAIENCE SHABTI FOR MEN LATE PERIOD, CIRCA 664-332 B.C. Depicted mummiform, wearing a tripartite wig and plaited false beard, his arms crossed on his chest holding a pick and hoe, a seed-bag over his left shoulder, with hieroglyphs from Chapter 6 of the Book of the Dead

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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A CHINESE SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY LARGE FIGURE OF A CAMEL

A CHINESE SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY LARGE FIGURE OF A CAMEL TANG DYNASTY (618-907) Modelled standing upon a rectangular base, the head raised upwards and turned slightly to the side, wearing a saddle cloth, covered in a streaked glaze of amber, green and buff tones 30 ½ in. (77.5 cm.) high Provenance

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £25,000 - £35,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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A SANCAI -GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF A BACTRIAN CAMEL

A SANCAI -GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF A BACTRIAN CAMEL TANG DYNASTY (618-907) Modelled standing on a rectangular base, the head raised upwards and mouth held open, wearing a saddle cloth on its back, covered in a rich glaze of streaked green, amber and buff tones 33 ¼ in. (84.5 cm.) high Provenance The

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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TWO RARE PAINTED POTTERY FIGURES OF EARTH SPIRITS, ZHENMUSHOU

TWO RARE PAINTED POTTERY FIGURES OF EARTH SPIRITS, ZHENMUSHOU TANG DYNASTY (617-908) Each depicted seated, with fierce facial expressions, one with a long curled horn to the forehead, the other with bat-like ears and a tall crest, painted with details in tones of red, black, brown and gilt The

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £10,000 - £20,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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A CHINESE SANCAI -GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF A HORSE

A CHINESE SANCAI -GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF A HORSE TANG DYNASTY (618-907) Moulded standing four-square on a rectangular-base plate and covered in amber glaze, the head slightly turned to one side with its mouth open, with a matched unglazed pottery sattle 21 ½ in. (54.5 cm.) high Provenance Acquired

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £6,000 - £10,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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A CHINESE SANCAI -GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF A HORSE

A CHINESE SANCAI -GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF A HORSE TANG PERIOD (618-907) Moulded standing foursquare on a rectangular base and covered in a rich amber glaze, its head turned to one side and its mouth slightly open 19 7/8 in. (50.5 cm.) high Provenance Given to the current owner circa 1990

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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A PAIR OF CHINESE PAINTED POTTERY FIGURES OF FEMALE POLO PLAYERS

A PAIR OF CHINESE PAINTED POTTERY FIGURES OF FEMALE POLO PLAYERS TANG DYNASTY (618-907) Each modelled seated upon a galloping horse, with their heads turned to the left The largest, 15 3/8 in. (39 cm.) long Provenance The Ortolani Collection, Rome, 1960s; later moved to Montevideo. Acquired from the

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £6,000 - £10,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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TWO CHINESE POTTERY FIGURES OF COURT LADIES

TWO CHINESE POTTERY FIGURES OF COURT LADIES TANG DYNASTY (618-907) Both depicted standing, one with hands clasped within the full sleeves of her robes, the other with one hand by her side and one raised The largest, 18 ¾ in. (47.5 cm.) high Provenance Sotheby's London, 13 November 2002, lot 56

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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TWO CHINESE STONE FIGURES

TWO CHINESE STONE FIGURES TANG DYNASTY (618-907) AND LATER Comprising a marble figure of a standing Bodhisattva with an inscribed dedication and a jiawu and bingchen cyclical date to the base; and a limestone figure of an official, inscribed to the back with a maker's mark and a cyclical date of the

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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TWO CHINESE SANCAI-GLAZED TRIPOD CENSERS

TWO CHINESE SANCAI-GLAZED TRIPOD CENSERS TANG DYNASTY (618-907) One applied to the body with alternating foliate motifs, supported on three claw-form feet, covered in a green and amber glaze; the other with a raised horizontal band to the body, covered with a streaked amber, green and blue glaze The

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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A LARGE CARVED CIZHOU JAR

A LARGE CARVED CIZHOU JAR SONG DYNASTY (960-1279) Carved with three horizontal bands of stylised floral scroll 13 ¼ in. (33.6 cm.) high

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019

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A GROUP OF THREE PAINTED CIZHOU VASES

A GROUP OF THREE PAINTED CIZHOU VASES SONG DYNASTY (960-1279) Comprising two bottle vases painted with dragon roundels and chrysanthemums and a meiping painted with figural cartouches between two bands of chrysanthemum scroll The largest, 8 1/4 in. (21 cm.) high

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £10,000 - £20,000

Date: 5 Dec 2019