Auction 03.06.2004

Christie's
New York, Rockefeller Center

Date of the auction: 03.06.2004 - 05.06.2004

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A PAIR OF MASSIVE CHINESE TURQUOISE, AUBERGINE AND OCHRE-GLAZED TILEWORKS...

A PAIR OF MASSIVE CHINESE TURQUOISE, AUBERGINE AND OCHRE-GLAZED TILEWORKS FIGURES OF BUDDHISTIC LIONS ON STANDS MING DYNASTY (1368-1644) Each seated with head raised and mouth open in a roar, wearing a large belled collar, the female with a cub beneath her right paw, the male with his left paw

Lot #: 201

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000

Date: 3 Jun 2004 - 5 Jun 2004

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A PAIR OF CHINESE GILT-DECORATED AND PAINTED RED AND BLACK LACQUER CABINETS

A PAIR OF CHINESE GILT-DECORATED AND PAINTED RED AND BLACK LACQUER CABINETS 18TH/19TH CENTURY Each of rectangular form with two doors opening to shelves and decorated with circular and rectangular panels carved in relief with foliate scrolls, the shaped panel and apron below similarly decorated, as

Lot #: 202

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 3 Jun 2004 - 5 Jun 2004

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A PAIR OF CHINESE BRONZE TRIPOD JARDINIERES

A PAIR OF CHINESE BRONZE TRIPOD JARDINIERES QING DYNASTY (1644-1911) Each slightly flared body raised on three lion-mask supports, all below a wide everted rim 24 in. (61.1 cm.) diameter (2

Lot #: 203

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 3 Jun 2004 - 5 Jun 2004

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A FEREGHAN RUG

A FEREGHAN RUG West Persia, Late 19th Century The indigo field with a herati design overall within decorative borders Approximately 6ft. 4in. x 4ft. 1in. (193cm. x 124cm

Lot #: 204

Estimate: US$25 - US$75

Date: 3 Jun 2004 - 5 Jun 2004

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A SHAHSAVAN RUNNER

A SHAHSAVAN RUNNER Northwest Persia, Late 19th Century The ivory field with a stylized floral trellis overall within the apricot S-device border Approximately 9ft. 2in. x 3ft. 2in. (279cm. x 97cm

Lot #: 205

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 3 Jun 2004 - 5 Jun 2004

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A SET OF FOUR CHINESE REVERSE PAINTINGS-ON-GLASS

A SET OF FOUR CHINESE REVERSE PAINTINGS-ON-GLASS LATE 19TH CENTURY Each depicting a young woman seated at a table 23 x 17 in. (58.4 x 43.2 cm.) framed (4

Lot #: 206

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 3 Jun 2004 - 5 Jun 2004

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A SET OF FOUR NORTH ITALIAN RED, GREEN AND CREAM-PAINTED COMPOSITION SIDE...

A SET OF FOUR NORTH ITALIAN RED, GREEN AND CREAM-PAINTED COMPOSITION SIDE CHAIRS LATE 18TH CENTURY Each with pierced rectangular back centered by a floating diamond and carved with paterae, the drop-in seat covered in olive green silk on fluted tapering legs, numbered in white chalk 1, 2, 3 and 4

Lot #: 207

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$10,000

Date: 3 Jun 2004 - 5 Jun 2004

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A PAIR OF FRENCH EGYPTIAN REVIVAL ORMOLU, PATINATED BRONZE AND BLACK MARBLE...

A PAIR OF FRENCH EGYPTIAN REVIVAL ORMOLU, PATINATED BRONZE AND BLACK MARBLE OBELISKS MOUNTED AS LAMPS LATE 19TH CENTURY Each engraved with hieroglyphics, previously probably part of a clock garniture, electrified 29 in. (74 cm.) high with shade (2

Lot #: 208

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 3 Jun 2004 - 5 Jun 2004

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AN ITALIAN ETCHED GLASS MIRROR

AN ITALIAN ETCHED GLASS MIRROR 19TH CENTURY The central bevelled rectangular plate surrounded by waved mirrored slips engraved with flower sprays, the arched cresting surmounted by a bird, bearing a Christie's auction label The following are the Property of the Rt. Hon. LORD ACTON, deceased, and

Lot #: 209

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$9,000

Date: 3 Jun 2004 - 5 Jun 2004

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AN ITALIAN FRUITWOOD AND PARCEL-GILT CENTER TABLE

AN ITALIAN FRUITWOOD AND PARCEL-GILT CENTER TABLE CIRCA 1800 The rectangular veneered Siena marble top above a plain frieze on square tapering legs headed by relief-carved birds and paterae, lacking some carved decoration to frieze 33½ in. (85 cm.) high, 66 in. (168 cm.) wide, 33¼ in. (84.5 cm

Lot #: 210

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 3 Jun 2004 - 5 Jun 2004

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TWO CHINESE FAMILLE VERTE PORCELAIN OVOID JARDINIERES

TWO CHINESE FAMILLE VERTE PORCELAIN OVOID JARDINIERES 19TH CENTURY One decorated with a battle scene in a mountainous landscape, the other with an audience scene of a man kneeling before an official in front of an altar table, all between diaper borders 14¾ in. (37.5 cm.) diameter (2

Lot #: 211

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 3 Jun 2004 - 5 Jun 2004

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A BEIGE SILK-COVERED VANITY TABLE

A BEIGE SILK-COVERED VANITY TABLE 20TH CENTURY With triptych mirror, together with an Italian black-painted bench covered in green and white-striped silk 70 in. (170 cm.) high, 46 in. (117 cm.) wide, 24 in. (61 cm.) deep (2

Lot #: 212

Estimate: US$500 - US$700

Date: 3 Jun 2004 - 5 Jun 2004

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A LAVAR KIRMAN CARPET

A LAVAR KIRMAN CARPET Southeast Persia, Late 19th Century The cream and cochineal red tile-formed diamond medallion enclosing cypress and willow trees on a cream conforming field of various other flowering trees within the cream floral blossom and weeping willow border Approximately 16ft. 4in. x

Lot #: 213

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 3 Jun 2004 - 5 Jun 2004

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A PAIR OF CHINESE JADE AND HARDSTONE PLANTS IN CHAMPLEVE ENAMEL JARDINIERES

A PAIR OF CHINESE JADE AND HARDSTONE PLANTS IN CHAMPLEVE ENAMEL JARDINIERES 20TH CENTURY Each flowering plant rising from a champlevé enamel and gilt-metal jardinière decorated with lotus scroll 17½ in. (44.5 cm.) high (2

Lot #: 214

Estimate: US$300 - US$400

Date: 3 Jun 2004 - 5 Jun 2004

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A PAIR OF PATINATED BRONZE FIGURES OF HORSES

A PAIR OF PATINATED BRONZE FIGURES OF HORSES DESIGNED BY TONY DUQUETTE, CIRCA 1975 Each standing four-square 39in. (99cm.) high, 37½in. (95cm.) long (2

Lot #: 216

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 3 Jun 2004 - 5 Jun 2004

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A PAIR OF CHINESE DOUCAI PORCELAIN JARDINIERES

A PAIR OF CHINESE DOUCAI PORCELAIN JARDINIERES 19TH/20TH CENTURY Of ovoid form, decorated with baskets of flowers within rectangular panels separated by smaller shaped panels, all reserved on a ground of foliate scroll between diaper borders 15 in. (38 cm.) diameter (2

Lot #: 217

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 3 Jun 2004 - 5 Jun 2004

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A PAIR OF CHINESE HARDWOOD RECLINING ARMCHAIRS

A PAIR OF CHINESE HARDWOOD RECLINING ARMCHAIRS 19TH CENTURY Each canted back with a shaped crestrail above the rectangular splat, with continuous arms above a conforming seat and splayed legs joined by stretchers (2

Lot #: 218

Estimate: US$500 - US$700

Date: 3 Jun 2004 - 5 Jun 2004

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FOUR TERRACOTTA JARDINIERES

FOUR TERRACOTTA JARDINIERES 20TH CENTURY Each tapering cylindrical form with everted rim decorated with masks and swagged garlands above an acanthus band at foot 22½ in. (57 cm.) high, 31 in. (78 cm.) diameter (4

Lot #: 219

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 3 Jun 2004 - 5 Jun 2004

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A PAIR OF LARGE CHINESE GLAZED TILEWORKS FIGURES OF PARROTS

A PAIR OF LARGE CHINESE GLAZED TILEWORKS FIGURES OF PARROTS MING DYNASTY (1368-1644) Made as architectural elements, perhaps roof tiles, each with head turned backwards, with long wings and tails, glazed in brown, ochre and green 27 in. (68.6 cm.) long, wood stands (2

Lot #: 220

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 3 Jun 2004 - 5 Jun 2004

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A PAIR OF CHINESE WHITE-LACQUERED WOOD RECESSED-LEG TABLES

A PAIR OF CHINESE WHITE-LACQUERED WOOD RECESSED-LEG TABLES 18TH/19TH CENTURY Each with a rectangular top above a plain apron, raised on legs of square section flanked by shaped spandrels at the top and joined at the ends by double stretchers, covered overall with ivory-colored lacquer 32½ in. (82.5

Lot #: 221

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 3 Jun 2004 - 5 Jun 2004

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AN ITALIC BRONZE GRIFFIN HEAD

AN ITALIC BRONZE GRIFFIN HEAD CIRCA 5TH CENTURY B.C. With a long curving neck, large beak, upright triangular ears and bulging eyes 2½ in. (6.4 cm.) high

Lot #: 222

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 3 Jun 2004 - 5 Jun 2004

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AN ANATOLIAN BRONZE RAM

AN ANATOLIAN BRONZE RAM CIRCA 6TH CENTURY B.C. Depicted with underslung horns and large almond-shaped eyes, a fringe along the front of the neck with ridged chevrons, two bands around the neck, the tail forming a loop, the figure hollow, the inner edges of the legs flat 4 in. (10.2 cm.) long

Lot #: 223

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 3 Jun 2004 - 5 Jun 2004

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A SMALL BRONZE OPENWORK GARMENT PLAQUE

A SMALL BRONZE OPENWORK GARMENT PLAQUE CHINA, NORTHERN HEBEI AND WESTERN LIAONING, 6TH-5TH CENTURY BC Of rectangular shape, cast with four wild asses with heads turned back and ears pricked 2 in. (5.1 cm.) high

Lot #: 224

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 3 Jun 2004 - 5 Jun 2004

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A GREEK BRONZE APPLIQUÉ OF HERAKLES

A GREEK BRONZE APPLIQUÉ OF HERAKLES HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C. Possibly depicting Alexander the Great in the guise of the hero, portrayed beardless with long wavy hair, his head turned sharply to the right, his eyes with the pupils and irises incised, wearing the Nemean lionskin, the

Lot #: 225

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000

Date: 3 Jun 2004 - 5 Jun 2004

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A GREEK BRONZE BOWL

A GREEK BRONZE BOWL CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C. The exterior with incised lanceolate petals, a band of tongues below the rim 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm.) diameter

Lot #: 226

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 3 Jun 2004 - 5 Jun 2004

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A ROMAN BRONZE VESSEL

A ROMAN BRONZE VESSEL CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D. In the form of a sandaled right foot, with a flaring rim above the ankle 3½ in. (8.9 cm.) high

Lot #: 227

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 3 Jun 2004 - 5 Jun 2004

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A PAIR OF ROMAN BRONZE LION-HEAD APPLIQUÉS

A PAIR OF ROMAN BRONZE LION-HEAD APPLIQUÉS CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D. Each with a radiating mane, the separately-cast ring inserted into the open mouth, with three perforations for attachment, the details finely incised each: 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) diameter (2

Lot #: 228

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 3 Jun 2004 - 5 Jun 2004

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FOUR ROMAN BRONZE LION-HEAD APPLIQUÉS

FOUR ROMAN BRONZE LION-HEAD APPLIQUÉS CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D. Each with a radiating mane, the separately-cast ring inserted into the open mouth, with three perforations for attachment, some details incised each: 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm) diameter (4

Lot #: 229

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 3 Jun 2004 - 5 Jun 2004

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A ROMAN BRONZE VENUS

A ROMAN BRONZE VENUS CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D. The goddess depicted nude, leaning on an oar, standing on her right foot, her left acutely bent as she leans to bind her sandal, an apple in her left hand, crowned with a three-peaked diadem in her center-parted hair, a dolphin coiled around the oar's

Lot #: 230

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 3 Jun 2004 - 5 Jun 2004

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TWO ANCIENT-STYLE BRONZE THYMIATERIA

TWO ANCIENT-STYLE BRONZE THYMIATERIA Each on a tripod base, one with three lion's feet each surmounting a square pad, double palmettes between, the fluted shaft topped with a disk surmounted by a spirally-fluted shaft supporting a shallow bowl; and one with three human feet, the spirally-fluted

Lot #: 231

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 3 Jun 2004 - 5 Jun 2004