Asian Art

Christie's
29 March 2007, London, South Kensington

Date of the auction: 29.03.2007

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A Japanese lacquered writing table, 18th/19th Century

A Japanese lacquered writing table, 18th/19th Century
A Japanese lacquered writing table, 18th/19th Century of long rectangular form, decorated in gold takamakie on a hirame ground with aoi mon, supported by four scalloped legs on either side, legs and rims of the table in aogai, engraved gilt

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 29 Mar 2007

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A Pair of Japanese bronze figures, Meiji Period

A Pair of Japanese bronze figures, Meiji Period
A Pair of Japanese bronze figures, Meiji Period the similar figures in mirror image poses, each standing on rockwork on a rectangular base, holding high above their heads tripod koros with detachable covers formed with Buddhistic lion finials, wearing

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 29 Mar 2007

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A Chinese bone opium pipe, 19th Century

A Chinese bone opium pipe, 19th Century
A Chinese bone opium pipe, 19th Century paktong mounted, the bone cylindrical section with incised decoration of the Eight Daoist Immortals amongst foliage and rockwork - 19¼in. (48.9cm.) long; and a Japanese ivory pipe with Chinese paktong and agate fittings

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 29 Mar 2007

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A Japanese bronze gilt-splash goat koro, 19th Century

A Japanese bronze gilt-splash goat koro, 19th Century
A Japanese bronze gilt-splash goat koro, 19th Century decorated with red patina embellishment, modelled with the animals horned and bearded head open mouthed and raised upwards, its left foreleg slightly bent under the standing figure, a

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 29 Mar 2007

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A Pair of Chinese silver filigree birds, circa 1900

A Pair of Chinese silver filigree birds, circa 1900
A Pair of Chinese silver filigree birds, circa 1900 modelled with long flat tail feathers decorated with turquoise, hardstone inlay and coloured metallic enamels, both on oval hardstone stands -- 6½in. (16.5cm.) wide; a Chinese silver repousse

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 29 Mar 2007

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Two Japanese bronze mirrors, Edo Period

Two Japanese bronze mirrors, Edo Period
Two Japanese bronze mirrors, Edo Period both decorated in relief, the first with plum blossoms, pine trees and chrysanthemum sprays carried on the back of a large minogame, the central knop formed as the back of a turtle, signed; the second with scenes of

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 29 Mar 2007

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A Japanese bronze censer and cover, 19th century

A Japanese bronze censer and cover, 19th century
A Japanese bronze censer and cover, 19th century modelled as a mythical beast standing four square on raised feet supports, its compressed body decorated with a panel of colourful cloisonne enamels with stylised petal motif; and a Japanese iron

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 29 Mar 2007

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A Japanese ivory netsuke of a frog, 19th Century

A Japanese ivory netsuke of a frog, 19th Century
A Japanese ivory netsuke of a frog, 19th Century naturalistically carved and decorated with stained details, sitting on an overturned leaf -- 1¾in. (4.8cm.) long

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 29 Mar 2007

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A Japanese boxwood netsuke, signed Masakazu, 19th century

A Japanese boxwood netsuke, signed Masakazu, 19th century
A Japanese boxwood netsuke, signed Masakazu, 19th century of two rats climbing up onto a closed sack trying to find a way in, the creatures finely detailed, with inlaid eyes; another of an aubergine and a hollow pumpkin in which a snake is

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 29 Mar 2007

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A Japanese ivory netsuke of a toad on a mushroom, signed Gar...

A Japanese ivory netsuke of a toad on a mushroom, signed Garaku, 19th Century
A Japanese ivory netsuke of a toad on a mushroom, signed Garaku, 19th Century delicately carved, the toad clambering up towards the stem of the fungus, inlaid horn eyes, signed -- 1¾in. (4.5cm.) wide

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 29 Mar 2007

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A Japanese ivory netsuke, signed Choun, 19th Century

A Japanese ivory netsuke, signed Choun, 19th Century
A Japanese ivory netsuke, signed Choun, 19th Century of a quail standing on and feeding from a spray of millet, the fine details stained, eyes inlaid -- 1 3/8in. (3.5cm.) wide

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 29 Mar 2007

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A Japanese ivory netsuke, 19th Century

A Japanese ivory netsuke, 19th Century
A Japanese ivory netsuke, 19th Century of a rat seated on a folded lotus leaf, eyes inlaid, details finely carved, signed -- 2in. (5cm.) long

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 29 Mar 2007

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A Japanese ivory netsuke, signed Hidemasa, 19th Century

A Japanese ivory netsuke, signed Hidemasa, 19th Century
A Japanese ivory netsuke, signed Hidemasa, 19th Century of a frog with large bulging eyes, details finely rendered and stained, carrying an offspring on its shoulder, eyes inlaid, with signature and kao; another, of a cicada standing on a a nut

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 29 Mar 2007

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A Japanese ivory netsuke, 19th Century

A Japanese ivory netsuke, 19th Century
A Japanese ivory netsuke, 19th Century Ebisu lying on a large catfish, eyes of the fish inlaid -- 1¾in. (4.8cm.) long

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 29 Mar 2007

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Two ivory netsuke, signed Okatomo and Gyokuhosai respectivel...

Two ivory netsuke, signed Okatomo and Gyokuhosai respectively, 19th century
Two ivory netsuke, signed Okatomo and Gyokuhosai respectively, 19th century the first of a cluster of shells with a small catfish, eyes inlaid; the second of a cicada resting on a leafy spray of pomegranates -- maximum 1¾in

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 29 Mar 2007

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A Japanese netsuke of a marrow, signed Shigetada, 19th Centu...

A Japanese netsuke of a marrow, signed Shigetada, 19th Century
A Japanese netsuke of a marrow, signed Shigetada, 19th Century with a small toad resting upon it, eyes inlaid; another of a mushroom with a slithering snail; and the third of a boy sailing in a lotus leaf with a frog holding the rod with

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 29 Mar 2007

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A Japanese ivory tusk vase, Meiji Period

A Japanese ivory tusk vase, Meiji Period
A Japanese ivory tusk vase, Meiji Period with incised submerged turtles swimming amongst lacquer decorated fish and water plants, raised on a gilt decorated wood stand with three shaped ivory supports, gilt signature -- 6 5/8in. (16.8cm.) high

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 29 Mar 2007

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Two Japanese ivory netsuke, 19th Century

Two Japanese ivory netsuke, 19th Century
Two Japanese ivory netsuke, 19th Century the first of an islander clasping a large book; another of a tortoise with two rats riding on its back -- maximum 1½in. (3.8cm.) wide. (2

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 29 Mar 2007

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A Burmese domed ivory figure of Buddha, 19th century

A Burmese domed ivory figure of Buddha, 19th century
A Burmese domed ivory figure of Buddha, 19th century seated in vajrasana on a raised circular lotus stand, his right hand in bhumisparsha mudra and his left in avakasha mudra, wearing samghati, the face with a serene expression, the headdress with

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 29 Mar 2007

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Two Japanese ivory okimono, Meiji Period

Two Japanese ivory okimono, Meiji Period
Two Japanese ivory okimono, Meiji Period the first carved as a carpenter running a plane down a long slim plank of wood, a boy holding a hoe stands to his feet, red lacquer signature tablet to base; and a standing farmer holding a hoe next to a circular jar

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 29 Mar 2007

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A Chinese carved ivory wrist rest, 19th century

A Chinese carved ivory wrist rest, 19th century
A Chinese carved ivory wrist rest, 19th century the front carved in low relief with a fisherman seated on the edge of his boat by the river bank beside a thatched pavilion below striking mountains, the reverse deeply carved with eight immortals

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 29 Mar 2007

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A Chinese carved ivory wrist rest, 19th century

A Chinese carved ivory wrist rest, 19th century
A Chinese carved ivory wrist rest, 19th century the front carved with a sage leaning on his staff and his attendant carrying prunus branches crossing a bridge below a thatched pavilion on top of a cliff, all below an inscription, the reverse deeply

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 29 Mar 2007

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A Chinese carved ivory wrist rest, 19th century

A Chinese carved ivory wrist rest, 19th century
A Chinese carved ivory wrist rest, 19th century the front carved in low relief with a fisherman holding a rod and a basket standing below a cliff beside waves crashing on the river bank, looking above at a dignitary and a lady standing on cloud

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 29 Mar 2007

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A Chinese carved ivory wrist rest, 19th century

A Chinese carved ivory wrist rest, 19th century
A Chinese carved ivory wrist rest, 19th century the front carved in low relief with a lady in a boat across from a hut on the bank picking a lotus blossom from the river in a mountainous landscape, the reverse deeply carved with figures engaged in

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 29 Mar 2007

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A Chinese carved ivory wrist rest, 19th century

A Chinese carved ivory wrist rest, 19th century
A Chinese carved ivory wrist rest, 19th century the front carved with a lady in a boat picking a lotus pod by a river bank with a thatched pavilion and a pagoda amidst plantain, pine and bamboo in a mountainous landscape, the reverse deeply carved with

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 29 Mar 2007

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A Chinese ivory wrist rest, 19th Century

A Chinese ivory wrist rest, 19th Century
A Chinese ivory wrist rest, 19th Century carved in high relief to the interior with the Eighteen Arhats at various occupations including meditating amongst rockwork, before a lotus flowering river, standing before the gates of gabled pavilions and standing

Lot #: 34

Estimate: £600 - £1,000

Date: 29 Mar 2007

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A Chinese ivory carving, 18th Century

A Chinese ivory carving, 18th Century
A Chinese ivory carving, 18th Century modelled with two smiling figures, the first with his foot raised upon a three-legged toad, the other seated to his left, before blossoming branches issuing from tall rockwork -- 3¾in. (9.5cm.) high

Lot #: 37

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 29 Mar 2007

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A Chinese ivory cylindrical box and cover, 19th century

A Chinese ivory cylindrical box and cover, 19th century
A Chinese ivory cylindrical box and cover, 19th century the sides carved with three figures playing weiqi and the Eight Immortals with their respective attributes standing amidst pine trees in a fenced garden before a shrine entrance, below

Lot #: 38

Estimate: £600 - £1,000

Date: 29 Mar 2007

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A Chinese carved ivory wrist rest, 19th century

A Chinese carved ivory wrist rest, 19th century
A Chinese carved ivory wrist rest, 19th century the concave side deeply carved with figures in a thatched pavilion amidst bamboo below a towering gnarled pine tree growing from rockwork in a mountainous landscape -- 7 3/8in. (18.6cm.) high

Lot #: 39

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 29 Mar 2007

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A Chinese calligraphic bamboo wrist rest, mid 20th century

A Chinese calligraphic bamboo wrist rest, mid 20th century
A Chinese calligraphic bamboo wrist rest, mid 20th century the convex side carved with a roundel and inscription, dated 1949 -- 10 1/8in. (25.7cm.) long

Lot #: 40

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 29 Mar 2007