Asian Art - Two Day Sale (Day One)

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Date of the auction: 08.11.2019

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glazed bowl,

A Chinese Henan kiln black-glazed bowl, Song dynasty, 12th-13th century, of circular form on a circular foot with a waisted groove below the rim, covered in a mirror black glaze thinning to a speckled dark brown colour, the interior with russet-coloured splashes, the glaze to the exterior finished

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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A Chinese Jizhou ware bowl,

A Chinese Jizhou ware bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279), decorated on the interior in resist technique with florets reserved in a dark brown glaze, against a finely variegated buff matte ground imitating tortoiseshell, the exterior covered with a dark brown glaze ending atop a dark reddish-brown slip

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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A Chinese qingbai saucer,

A Chinese qingbai saucer, Southern Song (1127-1279), of circular form, moulded with two fish swimming in a lotus pond within a key fret and floral border, covered in a pale blue glaze, the rim unglazed, 10.5cm diameter Provenance: An English private collection. 南宋 青白釉荷塘鲤鱼纹碟

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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A Chinese Yaozhou ware vase,

A Chinese Yaozhou ware vase, Song dynasty (960-1279), of ovoid form rising from a splayed foot to a flared rim, incised with a floral spray above a banana leaf border, 19cm high

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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A Chinese blue and white incense burner,

A Chinese blue and white incense burner, Wanli (1573-1620), in the form of a luduan, the rectangular body on four legs, painted with a caparison with a key fret design, 13cm high (2) A luduan is a legendary Chinese auspicious creature. It can travel 5500 miles in a single day and speaks all world

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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A Chinese celadon bowl,

A Chinese celadon bowl, Yuan-Ming dynasty, of circular form on a circular base, the thick potted body covered with a dark green glaze, incised with scrolling flowers, 'Catherine Hunt, Oriental Antiques, 5436' label, 15.7cm diameter Provenance: An English private collection. 元至明 青釉缠枝花卉纹碗

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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A Chinese celadon tea bowl,

A Chinese celadon tea bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), of lobed form on a circular foot, all under a pale green glaze, the rim repairs with kintsugi, 9.7cm wide 明 青釉花口茶碗

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £50 - £80

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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A Chinese celadon tripod censer,

A Chinese celadon tripod censer, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), of circular form moulded with 'bagua' (eight trigrams) motifs on three stud feet, covered in a thick pale blue-green glaze with crackles, 32.8cm diameter Provenance: Purchased from Malcolm Clarke in 1994; The Collection of The Late Brian and

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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A Chinese Longquan celadon cong vase,

A Chinese Longquan celadon cong vase, Yuan-Ming dynasty, of square form with a circular mouth and foot after an archaic jade cong, each side moulded with eight raised horizontal bands within a raised rectangular frame, covered under a sea-green glaze, 25cm high For a similar lot, see Sotheby's

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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A Chinese Longquan charger,

A Chinese Longquan charger, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), of lobed circular form incised with scrolling lotus, the well with a diced pattern, 38cm diameter 明 龙泉窑青釉刻花大盘

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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glazed

A Chinese wintergreen-glazed censer, Yongle (1403-1424), of squat form with elephant handles on a circular foot, under a thick bluish-green glaze thinning to beige at the rim and falling above the foot rim, 16cm wide 明永乐 翠青釉象耳炉

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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A Chinese famille verte plate,

A Chinese famille verte plate, Kangxi (1662-1722), of lobed circular form, the centre painted with a qilin in a garden with a phoenix above in the sky, the border painted with flowers in shaped panels, 21.5cm diameter 清康熙 五彩威凤祥麟纹花口盘

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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A Chinese famille verte charger,

A Chinese famille verte charger, Kangxi (1662-1722), of circular form, painted in shaped panels with deer and other animals recumbent under flowering trees, encircling a roundel with a blossoming prunus tree, all within a diapered border, 47cm diameter 清康熙 五彩花卉纹大盘

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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Two Chinese blue and white chargers,

Two Chinese blue and white chargers, Kangxi (1662-1722), of circular form, one painted with a warrior kneeling in front of a general in a tent, the other with a soldier carrying a flag reporting to a general, both within a diapered border, 37 and 37.4cm diameter (2) 清康熙 青花人物故事图盘 一组两件

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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A Chinese blue and white plate,

A Chinese blue and white plate, Kangxi (1662-1722), of lobed circular form, painted with figures and a horse standing under a willow tree by a river, the border with florets in shaped panels, 27.5cm diameter 清康熙 青花人物故事图花口盘

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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boeuf plate,

A Chinese Langyao sang-de-boeuf plate, Kangxi (1662-1722), of circular form on a short circular foot, covered with a crackle-suffused glaze of deep crushed strawberry-red colour falling in a thin line above the unglazed foot and thinning to a pale tone below the white rim, restored with kintsugi

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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A pair of Chinese blue and white vases and covers,

A pair of Chinese blue and white vases and covers, Kangxi (1662-1722), each of baluster form, painted with scrolling flowers, each domed cover with a spear knop, similarly decorated, 43cm high (4) 清康熙 青花缠枝花卉纹将军盖罐 一对

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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A Chinese wucai vase,

A Chinese wucai vase, Kangxi (1662-1722), of baluster form with a garlic mouth, painted with sprigs of flowers including prunus and chrysanthemum, between false gadroon borders, 24cm high 清康熙 五彩折枝花卉纹瓶

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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A Chinese famille verte bowl,

A Chinese famille verte bowl, Kangxi (1662-1722), painted with insects and flowers below a floral border, mask and tongue handles, 23.5cm diameter, with an associated pierced and carved wood cover (2) 清康熙 五彩花鸟图碗

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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A Chinese blue and white vase,

A Chinese blue and white vase, Kangxi (1662-1722), the pear-shaped body with a flared mouth, painted with lotus, chrysanthemum and other flowers, 'R&G McPherson Antiques, London W8, 22882' label, 11.5cm high Provenance: An English private collection. 清康熙 青花花卉纹瓶

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £350 - £450

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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A Chinese blue and white vase,

A Chinese blue and white vase, Kangxi (1662-1722), the pear-shaped body with a flared mouth, painted with lotus, chrysanthemum and other flowers, 12cm high Provenance: An English private collection. 清康熙 青花花卉纹瓶

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £350 - £450

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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A Chinese blue and white censer,

A Chinese blue and white censer, Chongzhen (1628-1644), of squat form with a flared rim on a circular foot, painted with the Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove, 20.7cm diameter 明崇祯 青花竹林七贤图香炉

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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A Chinese famille verte vase,

A Chinese famille verte vase, 17th century, of tapering cylindrical form, painted with theatrical figures in a garden, the neck with bamboo, 23cm high 十七世纪 五彩人物故事图瓶

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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A Chinese blue and white punch bowl,

A Chinese blue and white punch bowl, c.1900, of circular form, painted with dragons amongst peony, 31cm diameter 清约1900年 青花龙穿牡丹纹大碗

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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A Chinese blue and white plate,

A Chinese blue and white plate, Yongzheng (1723-1735), of circular form on a short circular foot, painted with a dragon and a horse amongst clouds encircling a taiji in a roundel, the underside is decorated with a brush, ingot, and ruyi sceptre in underglaze blue, representing the phrase 'biding

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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A Chinese blue and white brush pot,

A Chinese blue and white brush pot, 19th century, of cylindrical form, painted with a literatus standing by a river pointing at a crane in the sky above, inscribed, 12.7cm high 清十九世纪 青花人物故事图笔筒

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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A set of Chinese blue and white sweetmeat dishes and covers,

A set of Chinese blue and white sweetmeat dishes and covers, 19th century, the central dish of octagonal form, painted with sprigs of flowers, the rim with a symmetrical border, the domed cover similarly decorated with a Buddhist lion knop, 16.7cm diameter, surrounded by eight shaped dishes and

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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A Chinese blue and white vase,

A Chinese blue and white vase, 19th century, of squat form on a short circular foot, painted with scrolling lotus, 23cm high 清十九世纪 青花缠枝莲纹荸荠瓶

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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A Chinese blue and white bowl,

A Chinese blue and white bowl, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), of circular form on a circular foot with a flared mouth, painted with scrolling lotus above a lotus petal border to the foot, 14.9cm diameter 清 青花缠枝莲纹碗

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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boeuf vase,

Lots 30 to 32 From the Collection of the Late Countess Eleanor Golfarelli (1882-1988) A Chinese Langyao sang-de-boeuf vase, Kangxi (1662-1722), of baluster form with a waisted cylindrical neck on a flared circular foot, covered with a crackle-suffused glaze of deep strawberry colour falling in a

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £2,000 - £2,500

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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A Chinese flambé glazed vase,

A Chinese flambé glazed vase, 19th century, of globular form rising to a flaring neck, covered in a rich strawberry-red glaze suffused with crackles, thinning to beige at the rim and falling above the foot rim, 34.5cm high, associated wood stand (2) Provenance: Property of a direct descendant of

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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A Chinese Canton enamelled famille rose vase,

A Chinese Canton enamelled famille rose vase, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), of baluster form with a flared mouth, painted with figures and birds in shaped panels against a floral ground, 44cm high, now fitted as a lamp Provenance: Property of a direct descendant of Countess Eleanor Golfarelli

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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type double vase,

Lots 33 to 37 From the Collection of the Late Thomas Torrance (1871-1959) A Chinese Guan-type double vase, 18th century, of two adjoining square vases on a short spreading foot, covered overall with a soft bluish-grey glaze suffused with a network of dark grey and golden crackles, simulating the

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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glazed vase,

A Chinese blue-glazed vase, mid-Qing dynasty, of baluster form with a flared mouth, the exterior with a powder blue glaze in contrast to the white rim and interior, 22.5cm high Provenance: Thomas Torrance (1871-1959), and thence by descent. 清中期 蓝釉撇口瓶

Lot #: 34

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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A Chinese iron red vase,

A Chinese iron red vase, mid-20th century, of baluster form on a flared foot, painted with officials greeting an elderly woman below a pine tree in a garden, six-character Qianlong mark, 21.5cm high Provenance: Thomas Torrance (1871-1959), and thence by descent. 二十世纪中期 矾红人物故事图瓶 《大清乾隆年制》矾红篆书款

Lot #: 35

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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A Chinese famille rose plate,

A Chinese famille rose plate, 19th century, of circular form, painted with a boy presenting a jue cup to Fu, Lu, and Shou under a pine tree in a garden, six-character Daoguang mark in red, 25.2cm diameter Provenance: Thomas Torrance (1871-1959), and thence by descent. 清十九世纪 粉彩福禄寿图盘 《大清道光年制》矾红篆书款

Lot #: 36

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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Two Chinese overlay Peking glass snuff bottles,

Two Chinese overlay Peking glass snuff bottles, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), one decorated with precious objects in black against a clear ground, coral stopper, 7cm high, and another, decorated with stylised chilong in red against a white ground, coral stopper, 6.5cm high (2) Provenance: Thomas

Lot #: 37

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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Lots 39 to 45 From the Collection of Alderley House, Gloucestershire A...

Lots 39 to 45 From the Collection of Alderley House, Gloucestershire A Chinese Canton enamelled basin, c.1900, of circular form with a flared rim, painted with figures in a garden in shaped panels, surrounded by butterflies, fruit and flowers against a gilt ground, 36.5cm diameter, and a famille

Lot #: 39

Estimate: £500 - £1,000

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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A Chinese Canton enamelled famille rose vase,

A Chinese Canton enamelled famille rose vase, 19th century, of baluster form with a flared mouth, painted with figures in shaped panels surrounded by butterflies, fruit, flowers and precious objects, 62cm high Provenance: Alderley House, Gloucestershire. 清十九世纪 广东粉彩人物故事图撇口瓶

Lot #: 40

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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A pair of Chinese Canton enamelled famille rose vases,

A pair of Chinese Canton enamelled famille rose vases, 19th century, of ovoid form with a plate-shaped mouth and twin flattened stylised dragon handles, moulded and painted with birds and butterflies amongst blossoming prunus, peony and chrysanthemum, all against a pea green ground, 61.5cm high (2

Lot #: 41

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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A Chinese Canton enamelled famille rose bowl,

A Chinese Canton enamelled famille rose bowl, early 20th century, painted with figures, flowers, birds and insects in shaped panels, 40cm diameter Provenance: Alderley House, Gloucestershire. 二十世纪初 广东粉彩人物花鸟图大碗

Lot #: 42

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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A Chinese Canton enamelled famille rose basin,

A Chinese Canton enamelled famille rose basin, 19th century, painted with figures, birds and flowers in shaped panels amongst flowering foliage against a gilt ground, 40.5cm diameter Provenance: Alderley House, Gloucestershire. 清十九世纪 广东粉彩人物花鸟图盆

Lot #: 43

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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A pair of Chinese Canton enamelled famille rose vases,

A pair of Chinese Canton enamelled famille rose vases, 19th century, of baluster form with a flared lobed mouth, painted with precious objects surrounded by birds, butterflies and flowers against a gilt ground, applied chilong to the shoulder and Buddhist lion handles in gilt, 45cm high (2

Lot #: 44

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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A large Chinese Canton enamelled famille rose punch bowl,

A large Chinese Canton enamelled famille rose punch bowl, 19th century, of circular form, painted with figures, birds and flowers in shaped panels against a gilt floral ground, 40cm diameter Provenance: Alderley House, Gloucestershire. 清十九世纪 广东粉彩人物花鸟图大碗

Lot #: 45

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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A Chinese copper red glazed vase,

A Chinese copper red glazed vase, 19th century, of pear-shaped form on a short circular foot, covered with a crackle-suffused glaze of deep crushed oxblood colour falling above the unglazed foot, 40cm high 清十九世纪 红釉胆瓶

Lot #: 46

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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A Chinese famille rose vase,

A Chinese famille rose vase, 19th century, of baluster form, painted with dragons amongst peony against a pea green ground, Buddhist lion handles, 61.5cm high 清十九世纪 豆青地粉彩龙穿牡丹纹瓶

Lot #: 47

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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Two Chinese famille rose punch bowls,

Two Chinese famille rose punch bowls, Qianlong (1736-1795), one painted with figures seated around tables in a garden drinking or reading, 38.4cm diameter, and another, painted with ladies and boys in a garden in shaped panels, 25.8cm diameter (2) 清乾隆 粉彩人物故事图潘趣碗 一组两件

Lot #: 48

Estimate: £150 - £300

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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A Chinese famille rose bowl,

A Chinese famille rose bowl, Daoguang (1821-1850), of circular form on a circular foot, painted with a landscape of four seasons in roundels surrounded by scrolling lotus against a ruby sgraffito ground, the interior painted with He Xiangu carrying a basket of lingzhi next to a deer amongst Eight

Lot #: 49

Estimate: £1,000 - £2,000

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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A Chinese celadon bowl,

A Chinese celadon bowl, possibly Qianlong (1736-1795), of circular form on a circular foot, covered in a pale green glaze, six-character Qianlong mark, 10.9cm diameter 清乾隆(可能) 青釉碗 《大清乾隆年制》青花篆书款

Lot #: 50

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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A Chinese famille rose vase,

A Chinese famille rose vase, late Qing dynasty, of cylindrical form on a tall splayed circular foot with inverted rim, with applied precious objects and insects surrounded by flowers on a yellow ground between two diapered borders with lotus, the foot with scrolling lotus and bats against a

Lot #: 51

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 8 Nov 2019