Arts of the East: Asian Ceramics & Works of Art

B.V. Venduehuis der Notarissen
Nobelstraat 5
2513 BC Den Haag
Netherlands
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Date of the auction: 24.06.2021

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Two terracotta tomb figures

Probably Sui Dynasty 581-618 AD, or early Tang, ca. 618-907 AD, China A standing male and female figure (court attendants) on later custom made wooden bases. Straw glaze remnants. No TL test report. H 21 and 22 cm Normal wear and flaws from age but no other damage and no signs of restoration

Lot #: 2501

Estimate: €800 - €1,200

Date: 24 Jun 2021

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A Qingbai dish with moulded lotus pond relief

Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), China A finely potted small dish with glazed base and standing rim. Showing an unusual pattern of ducks swimming in a pond with two fish and a floral border with unglazed edge. D 14,2 cm, H 2,9 cm Provenance: an old Dutch private collection. A small hairline and

Lot #: 2502

Estimate: €800 - €1,200

Date: 24 Jun 2021

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A Qingbai bowl with comb and incised decoration

Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), China A petal-lobed dish on a narrow unglazed foot. The inside with incised florals. D 18,3 cm, H 6 cm Provenance: an old Dutch private collection. A hairline in the rim. Crazing lines in the glaze and wear from age and use. Firing (kiln) flaws in the glaze and rim

Lot #: 2503

Estimate: €600 - €900

Date: 24 Jun 2021

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A Qingbai bowl with comb and incised decoration

Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), China A dish on a narrow unglazed foot. The inside with incised florals. D 18 cm, H 5,5 cm Provenance: an old Dutch private collection. An old discoloured hairline, not extending to the rim and a small hairline on the edge, only visible on the underside edge

Lot #: 2504

Estimate: €600 - €900

Date: 24 Jun 2021

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A Qingbai bowl with incised decoration

Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), China An incised single flower in the centre and three petal leafs on flaring sides. Standing on a narow unglazed foot. D 18 cm, H 6,5 cm Provenance: an old Dutch private collection. Rim fritting and age crazing. General glaze wear from age and use. Several

Lot #: 2505

Estimate: €600 - €900

Date: 24 Jun 2021

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Two Song dishes and a box

Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127), China Two qingbai shallow bowls with fish relief decoration and a brown glazed box. Largest dish D 17,4 cm, bowl D 9 cm, H 5,5 cm Provenance: an old Dutch private collection

Lot #: 2506

Estimate: €600 - €900

Date: 24 Jun 2021

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A Qingbai and a Jianyao bowl

Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), China A qingbai conical bowl on a narrow unglazed foot. With a Jian brown glaze bowl. Largest bowl D 13,6 cm, H 5,2 cm

Lot #: 2507

Estimate: €700 - €900

Date: 24 Jun 2021

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A group of celadon and Song pottery

Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279) and Yuan (1279-1368), China Including a Jian brown glaze bowl, a small jun-glaze type small tripod censer and two celadon jars. (6) Largest plate D 21,4 cm, Largest dish H ca 15 cm

Lot #: 2508

Estimate: €800 - €1,200

Date: 24 Jun 2021

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A group of celadon and crackle glaze wares

Ca. 15-17th century, China Five geyao crackle glaze type pieces including a large vase and five others. (10) Vase H 38,9 cm, Largest bowl D 28,1 cm, H 9,4 cm

Lot #: 2509

Estimate: €1,000 - €1,500

Date: 24 Jun 2021

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A Chinese blanc-de-chine 'phoenix-tail' vase

Possibly Yuan Dynasty, or later, China Interesting vase with relief floral decoration on a creamy white porcelaineous body. Identical molding to Longquan celadon examples. H 52 cm

Lot #: 2510

Estimate: €800 - €1,200

Date: 24 Jun 2021

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A celadon dish with dragon relief

Possibly Song/Yuan, or later, China A dark vivid green glazed plate with foliate rim. The craquelé glaze of matt appearance, possibly a ship wreck find. The dish slightly warped. D 25,7 cm, H 4,8 cm

Lot #: 2511

Estimate: €500 - €800

Date: 24 Jun 2021

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Three Longquan celadon dishes

Song-early Ming dynasty, 12-16th century, China A Yaozhou dish with incise carved and moulded decoration, the deep bowl with a stylized lotus flower. Largest dish D 34,8 cm, Tallest dish H 8,9 cm Provenance: an old Dutch private collection

Lot #: 2512

Estimate: €800 - €1,200

Date: 24 Jun 2021

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A Lonquan celadon stem cup

Ming dynasty (1368-1644), China Standing on a ribbed foot. The bowl with an everted rim. H including the base 11,8 cm Provenance: an old Dutch private collection. Repair to rim

Lot #: 2513

Estimate: €600 - €900

Date: 24 Jun 2021

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A Chinese celadon baluster vase with rat handles

Yuan/Ming dynasty, 14-16th century, China A remarkable green glaze celadon vase with figural rodent handles. The base also glazed, the thick base rim unglazed and of orange/brown appearance. The Rat (or mouse) is the first of the repeating 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac

Lot #: 2514

Estimate: €1,500 - €2,500

Date: 24 Jun 2021

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Four Chinese Yuan/Ming pottery pieces

Song-early Ming dynasty, 12-16th century, China A small Yaozhou dish, together with an octagonal Longquan celadon plate, a shallow bowl and a porcelain plate. (4) Largest dish D 19,2 cm, deepest dish H 6,4 cm Provenance: an old Dutch private collection

Lot #: 2515

Estimate: €500 - €800

Date: 24 Jun 2021

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Two Longquan celadon chargers

Yuan/Ming dynasty, 14-16th century, China The large dish with a floral carved pattern. The smaller dish with an interesting central carved emblem. Largest charger D 35,2 cm, H 7,2 cm

Lot #: 2516

Estimate: €400 - €600

Date: 24 Jun 2021

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Four Chinese Yuan/Ming pottery pieces

Yuan/Ming Dynasty, 14-16th century, China Two Henan black glaze vessels with two dishes decorated in grey. Largest dish D 38,6 cm, H 11,2 cm, Tallest vase H 34,5 cm Provenance: an old Dutch private collection

Lot #: 2517

Estimate: €600 - €900

Date: 24 Jun 2021

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A pale-green and russet jade Cong

Of a rectangular, elongated body with a circular collar at either end, adorned with a textured surface. The stone is of a pale-green colour permeated by numerous russet coloured veins. Acquired by the present owner in Hong Kong in 1979/80. H 29,5 cm The square edges with (light) chips

Lot #: 2518

Estimate: €1,500 - €2,500

Date: 24 Jun 2021

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A Ming bronze censer and a vase

Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), China A small bronze censer with mythical beast handles. Together with a small archaic style gu-form vase. Censer W 15 cm, H 7,1 cm, Vase H 11,1 cm

Lot #: 2519

Estimate: €600 - €900

Date: 24 Jun 2021

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A Ming bronze figure of a Luohan

Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), China A bronze figure of a Luohan (the eighteen original followers of Buddha).The figure is seated on a raised base with incised lotus scrolls. Traces of old lacquer on the surface. H ca 27,3 cm

Lot #: 2520

Estimate: €3,000 - €4,000

Date: 24 Jun 2021

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A large Swatow blue and white dish

Early 17th century, China A blue and white decorated large Zhangzhou ware dish. The diaper border with floral cartouches and a central scene featuring a bird amongst flowers and stylized foliage. D ca 47,5 cm Warped, heavy discoloured crazing and surface cracks

Lot #: 2521

Estimate: €500 - €800

Date: 24 Jun 2021

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A large Swatow blue and white dish

Early 17th century, China A blue and white decorated large Zhangzhou ware dish. The centre featuring figures in a landscape. D 41,6 cm

Lot #: 2522

Estimate: €800 - €1,200

Date: 24 Jun 2021

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A large blue glaze Swatow dish with slip decoration

Early 17th century, China A very fine Zhangzhou ware dish, finely decorated with white slip florals on a solid blue glaze ground. D 39,9 cm A similar dish in the British Museum is illustrated on page 347, Ming Ceramics, London, 2001, by J. Harrison-Hall. Another similar dish sold for $16250 at

Lot #: 2523

Estimate: €3,000 - €5,000

Date: 24 Jun 2021

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A large brown glaze Swatow dish with slip decoration

Early 17th century, China A splendid Zhangzhou ware dish, finely decorated with white slip dragons on a brown glaze ground. D 40,9 cm A similar dish is held in the collection of Princessehof National Museum of ceramics in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands, and illustrated on pages 140/141 of 'Ming

Lot #: 2524

Estimate: €3,000 - €5,000

Date: 24 Jun 2021

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A Ming blue and white dish with barbed rim

Ming Dynasty, 16-17th century, China An interesting pattern of a central flying crane surrounded by four pairs of cranes standing in a lotus pond. A wide intermediate border with oversize florals and a narrow outer diaper border. D 31 cm

Lot #: 2525

Estimate: €1,000 - €2,000

Date: 24 Jun 2021

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A Ming bronze figure of a Luohan

Ming Dynasty, (1368-1644), China A remarkable bronze figure of a Luohan (the eighteen original followers of Buddha). This one seated and draped over an old wooden velvet covered pedestal stand while resting his left arm on a small table. H including the stand ca 46 cm

Lot #: 2526

Estimate: €3,000 - €5,000

Date: 24 Jun 2021

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A blue and white Ming dish with foliate rim

Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), China A deep blue pattern of stylized lotus. Not marked but probably Jiajing period (1521-1567). D 26 cm

Lot #: 2527

Estimate: €800 - €1,200

Date: 24 Jun 2021

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A large Ming kraak porcelain blue and white bowl

Ming dynasty, probably Wanli period (1573-1619), China The inside showing Huang Tao P'o who, according to legend, introduced improved weaving techniques to China, the inner wall of the bowl and the outside decorated with panels showing figures in European-looking landscapes and florals. D 36,1 cm, H

Lot #: 2528

Estimate: €2,000 - €3,000

Date: 24 Jun 2021

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A large Ming kraak porcelain blue and white bowl

Ming dynasty, probably Wanli period (1573-1619), China The inside showing Huang Tao P'o who, according to legend, introduced improved weaving techniques to China, the inner wall of the bowl and the outside decorated with panels showing figures in European-looking landscapes and florals. D 35,5 cm, H

Lot #: 2529

Estimate: €3,000 - €4,000

Date: 24 Jun 2021

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A large blue and white jar and cover

Late Ming Dynasty, first half of the 17th century, China A bulbous shape vase, decorated with four large vignettes showing figures in a landscape. The vase and lid with old repairs. H ca 51 cm

Lot #: 2530

Estimate: €800 - €1,200

Date: 24 Jun 2021