Asian Art

Christie's
6 September 2007, London, South Kensington

Date of the auction: 06.09.2007

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Two Japanese ivory okimono, Meiji (1868-1912)

Two Japanese ivory okimono, Meiji (1868-1912)
Two Japanese ivory okimono, Meiji (1868-1912) the first, carved in the form of a man holding a bamboo rake beside a frog, wearing flowing robes with fruiting designs and a tall cap; and the second, carved as an old bearded man holding a lotus leaf in his

Lot #: 1350

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 6 Sep 2007

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Two Japanese stained marine ivory okimono, 19th Century

Two Japanese stained marine ivory okimono, 19th Century
Two Japanese stained marine ivory okimono, 19th Century with standing sennin figures wearing long robes and variously holding a fan and staff, each breathing out smoke clouds where are seated together Daikoku and Ebisu, Kinko with an open

Lot #: 1351

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 6 Sep 2007

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A Japanese ivory okimono of a monkey trainer, Meiji (1868-19...

A Japanese ivory okimono of a monkey trainer, Meiji (1868-1912)
A Japanese ivory okimono of a monkey trainer, Meiji (1868-1912) carved as a trainer offering an apple to the stretched out hands of a monkey sitting on his left shoulder and supported by a bundle on the man's back, the monkey wearing a

Lot #: 1353

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 6 Sep 2007

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Four japanese Ivory okimono, 19th Century

Four japanese Ivory okimono, 19th Century
Four japanese Ivory okimono, 19th Century comprising a seated bijin playing a shamisen; a dancing figure playing a mokugyo bell, a small boy to his feet; a figure holding a basket of fish and fruit; and a marine ivory model of a standing man holding an open

Lot #: 1354

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 6 Sep 2007

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A group of Japanese ivory figures, late Meiji (1868-1912)

A group of Japanese ivory figures, late Meiji (1868-1912)
A group of Japanese ivory figures, late Meiji (1868-1912) comprising: an okimono of a boy carrying a basket collecting kaki fruits; a netsuke of a woman making onigiri, signed; a gentleman polishing his tanto; nine further okimono; and a pair

Lot #: 1356

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 6 Sep 2007

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Four Japanese ivory okimono, 19th Century

Four Japanese ivory okimono, 19th Century
Four Japanese ivory okimono, 19th Century variously carved as a marine ivory figure of standing Daruma wearing typical loop earrings, and holding a flywhisk; a man standing upon rockwork, a snake coiling up his legs; a marine ivory figure holding a woven

Lot #: 1357

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 6 Sep 2007

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Three Japanese ivory okimono, 19th century

Three Japanese ivory okimono, 19th century
Three Japanese ivory okimono, 19th century the first carved of a group of kaki, acorn and gingko borne on a gnarled leafy branch, with two fruit deeply carved with figures in landscape scenes, signed; the second carved with a boy trying to reach a drum held

Lot #: 1358

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 6 Sep 2007

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Four Japanese ivory netsuke, 19th century

Four Japanese ivory netsuke, 19th century
Four Japanese ivory netsuke, 19th century comprising a figure of a seated lady with long flowing hair, holding a floral spray in her right arm; a carving of Hotei carrying a karako on his shoulder; a model of an immortal, oni and animals dressed as samurai

Lot #: 1359

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 6 Sep 2007

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A Japanese ivory okimono of two men on a boat, with signatur...

A Japanese ivory okimono of two men on a boat, with signature Sanjin, 19th Century
A Japanese ivory okimono of two men on a boat, with signature Sanjin, 19th Century both smoking pipes, one seated, the other is standing, carrying a small monkey on its back -- 4½in. (11.5cm

Lot #: 1360

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 6 Sep 2007

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Four Japanese ivory netsuke, 19th Century

Four Japanese ivory netsuke, 19th Century
Four Japanese ivory netsuke, 19th Century the first of the Shichifukujin in the takarabune, the bow of the ship formed as a ho-o, a minogame attempting to board the boat from out of the swirling waters below, signed Ikkosai; a Sambuso dancer with fan and

Lot #: 1361

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 6 Sep 2007

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A Japanese boxwood netsuke, 19th Century

A Japanese boxwood netsuke, 19th Century
A Japanese boxwood netsuke, 19th Century of Daruma reclining next to an elephant upon which a karako is seated, a scroll by its side, ivory tusks, signed -- 1½in. (4.5cm.) long

Lot #: 1362

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 6 Sep 2007

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A Japanese lacquered Bunko (document box), 19th century

A Japanese lacquered Bunko (document box), 19th century
A Japanese lacquered Bunko (document box), 19th century of rectangular form, the shaped cartouches variously decorated in coloured lacquers with a ho-o, minogame, tiger, dragon and kylin on a wood ground, surrounded by a boarder of foaming wave

Lot #: 1365

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 6 Sep 2007

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A Japanese tanto, Meiji Period (1868-1912)

A Japanese tanto, Meiji Period (1868-1912)
A Japanese tanto, Meiji Period (1868-1912) the scabbard decorated in takamakie with brown and gilt clustering blossoms with dark leafing branches on a nashiji ground, with shargreen decorated handle, and metal fittings depicting hares amongst foaming waters

Lot #: 1367

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 6 Sep 2007

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A Japanese black lacquered photograph album, 20th Century

A Japanese black lacquered photograph album, 20th Century
A Japanese black lacquered photograph album, 20th Century the lacquer cover decorated with a lady within a ricksaw before a river landscape scene and a view of Mount Fuji in the distance, the album containing ninety-five hand coloured

Lot #: 1368

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 6 Sep 2007

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Five Japanese copper articulated okimono, signed Hiroyoshi, ...

Five Japanese copper articulated okimono, signed Hiroyoshi, 19th century
Five Japanese copper articulated okimono, signed Hiroyoshi, 19th century in the form of two crayfish, two grasshoppers and a crab with movement to the limbs and with incised naturalistic embellishments -- 5 1/8in. (13cm.) max

Lot #: 1369

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 6 Sep 2007

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A Pair of large Japanese bronze lanterns, 19th Century

A Pair of large Japanese bronze lanterns, 19th Century
A Pair of large Japanese bronze lanterns, 19th Century the bulbous body of the lantern pierced with stylised floral motifs on a honey-comb fret ground, with hinged doors, beneath domed hexagonal roofs with incised kiku roundels, knop finials and

Lot #: 1370

Estimate: £600 - £1,000

Date: 6 Sep 2007

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A pair of Japanese bronze vases, Meiji (1868-1912)

A pair of Japanese bronze vases, Meiji (1868-1912)
A pair of Japanese bronze vases, Meiji (1868-1912) each with rounded walls rising to the high slanted shoulders surmounted by the tall flaring neck with a trumpet shaped mouth, supported on a splayed foot, flanked by a pair of detaching grapevine

Lot #: 1371

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 6 Sep 2007

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A Chinese bronze urn, 19th century

A Chinese bronze urn, 19th century
A Chinese bronze urn, 19th century of cylindrical form, decorated with low relief prunus blossoms borne on branches issuing from the gnarled branch shaped loop handles, with an engraved four-line inscription, incised two-character mark in zhuanshu script -- 9

Lot #: 1373

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 6 Sep 2007

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A pair of Japanese cloisonne vases, Meiji Taisho (1868-1920)...

A pair of Japanese cloisonne vases, Meiji Taisho (1868-1920)
A pair of Japanese cloisonne vases, Meiji Taisho (1868-1920) each of ovoid form, variously enamelled with a swooping bird and another perched on a branch bearing large peony blossoms, reserved on a black ground, between lappet borders

Lot #: 1374

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 6 Sep 2007

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A Pair of Japanese cloisonne vases, 19th Century

A Pair of Japanese cloisonne vases, 19th Century
A Pair of Japanese cloisonne vases, 19th Century of lobed baluster form decorated with cartouches of dragons and ho-o amongst on grounds of scrolling and foliate kiku flowers and glittering monochrome enamels -- 24½in. (62.2cm.) high. (2

Lot #: 1381

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 6 Sep 2007

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A pair of Japanese gilt-lacquered Imari figures, Edo (1603-1...

A pair of Japanese gilt-lacquered Imari figures, Edo (1603-1868), late 17th early 18th century
A pair of Japanese gilt-lacquered Imari figures, Edo (1603-1868), late 17th early 18th century comprising a gentleman holding a tanto against his body and a lady holding a parasol, both wearing long

Lot #: 1382

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 6 Sep 2007

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A Japanese dish, Meiji Period (1868-1912)

A Japanese dish, Meiji Period (1868-1912)
A Japanese dish, Meiji Period (1868-1912) assembled with twelve shakudo nanako kozuka decorated in silver and gilt takazogan with phoenix, egrets feeding, men pulling at a canon, sea monster in turbulent waters, riders on horses, and more, the whole set on a

Lot #: 1383

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 6 Sep 2007

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A Pair of Japanese Cloisonne vases, Meiji Period (1868-1912)...

A Pair of Japanese Cloisonne vases, Meiji Period (1868-1912)
A Pair of Japanese Cloisonne vases, Meiji Period (1868-1912) worked in silver wire and coloured enamels on a dark blue ground with birds in a flowering garden, copper rims, each with a fitted wood box -- 11¾in. (30cm.) high, wood stands

Lot #: 1384

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 6 Sep 2007

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A Japanese bronze bottle vase, 19th century

A Japanese bronze bottle vase, 19th century
A Japanese bronze bottle vase, 19th century of pear shape rising to the tall tapering neck with an everted rim, applied with a high relief copper lizard coiled around the neck, looking down at a copper frog clinging to the shoulders, signed in seal form

Lot #: 1387

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 6 Sep 2007

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A Japanese komai style miniature vase, 19th century

A Japanese komai style miniature vase, 19th century
A Japanese komai style miniature vase, 19th century decorated in gold and silver with cartouches of a riverside landscape before a distant Mount Fuji, flowering peonies to the reverse side, surrounded by vine leaves, the neck with butterflies in

Lot #: 1388

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 6 Sep 2007

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A Japanese Cloisonne tray, signed Seitei, Meiji Period (1868...

A Japanese Cloisonne tray, signed Seitei, Meiji Period (1868-1912)
A Japanese Cloisonne tray, signed Seitei, Meiji Period (1868-1912) worked in silver and copper wire and various coloured enamels with a cockerel, hen and two chicks, the reverse with flowerheads and scrolling foliage, signed Seitei

Lot #: 1389

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 6 Sep 2007

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Three Japanese cigarette cases, Meiji (1868-1912)

Three Japanese cigarette cases, Meiji (1868-1912)
Three Japanese cigarette cases, Meiji (1868-1912) the first, made in silver and decorated in hiramakie with a pine tree before a walled pagoda; the second and third, decorated in flush-inlay in gold and silver with a pine tree and a village before

Lot #: 1390

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 6 Sep 2007

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A GROUP OF ELEVEN CHINESE PAINTINGS, 19TH CENTURY

A GROUP OF ELEVEN CHINESE PAINTINGS, 19TH CENTURY
A GROUP OF ELEVEN CHINESE PAINTINGS, 19TH CENTURY in watercolour on paper, with illustrations of exotic animals in landscapes of flowers, grasses, blossoming trees and rockwork, including monkeys, rabbits, deer, dogs, a tiger and a variety of

Lot #: 1391

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 6 Sep 2007

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Five Japanese panels, 19th century

Five Japanese panels, 19th century
Five Japanese panels, 19th century each painted in sumi and colours on silk and with applied figural scenes depicting various stages in grain, silk and tea production, with men and women working in fields beside streams and in pavilions in tree strewn landscapes

Lot #: 1392

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 6 Sep 2007

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A Chinese russet and white 'dragon' jade plaque, 17th 18th c...

A Chinese russet and white 'dragon' jade plaque, 17th 18th century
A Chinese russet and white 'dragon' jade plaque, 17th 18th century carved in the form of an archaic dragon with a bi-furcated tail, the sides carved in low relief with C scrolls, the stone of grey tone with areas of amber inclusions

Lot #: 1393

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 6 Sep 2007