Auction 06.11.1997

Christie's
London, South Kensington

Date of the auction: 06.11.1997

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A Chinese gnarled rootwood carving of a duck

A Chinese gnarled rootwood carving of a duck swimming with head turned to the left, on a hardwood stand carved as lotus pads -- 9¾in. (24.7cm) wide, 18th Century ; (chips). See Illustration

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 6 Nov 1997

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A Japanese ivory tapering cylindrical kogo

A Japanese ivory tapering cylindrical kogo and flattened cover, decorated in gold and silver lacquer with two crabs beneath seeded grasses -- 5½in. (14cm) high

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £250 - £400

Date: 6 Nov 1997

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A pair of Japanese tortoiseshell shallow dishes

A pair of Japanese tortoiseshell shallow dishes on short feet, decorated in gold lacquer with boats on water and buildings beneath trees before Mount Fuji -- 4 1/8in. (10.5cm) diam., signed in gold lacquer to undersides ., (minor crack to one). See Illustration (2

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 6 Nov 1997

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A silver shibayama style ribbed baluster vase

A silver shibayama style ribbed baluster vase with flaring neck, twin dragon handles and shaped tripod foot, decorated in enamels with trailing blossoms, a cartouche shaped gold lacquer panel to either side inset in mother-of-pearl, coral, stained ivory and wood with birds amongst blossoming

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 6 Nov 1997

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A Japanese brown lacquer rectangular box and cover

A Japanese brown lacquer rectangular box and cover decorated in gold lacquer with Imperial Jo-Mon, the interior and base in nashiji, metal foliate ring mounts -- 9¼in. (23.5cm) wide; and another en suite, smaller -- 5½in. (14cm), both with inscriptions to lid undersides ; and a circular brown

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 6 Nov 1997

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A pair of Japanese pear shaped bronze vases

A pair of Japanese pear shaped bronze vases on short feet, moulded in relief with monkeys on rockwork and amongst branches -- 10 7/8in. (27.7cm) high. (2

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 6 Nov 1997

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A pair of Chinese hardstone trees

A pair of Chinese hardstone trees in rectangular bowenite jardinieres -- 10¾in. (27.3cm) high. (2

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £25 - £50

Date: 6 Nov 1997

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A Canton enamel bottle vase

A Canton enamel bottle vase painted and gilt with bands of scrolling lotus and peonies within borders of stiff leaves and T-pattern, all above a band of overlapping petals to the foot, on a coral ground -- 10¾in. (27.3cm) high, 18th Century

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 6 Nov 1997

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A Chinese silver oval box and domed cover

A Chinese silver oval box and domed cover with loop handle, decorated with a roundel of cranes among pine, within bands of further birds among flowers -- 3½.in (8.9cm) high, stamped marks . See Illustration

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 6 Nov 1997

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An Indian bronze model of a seated multi armed deity seated with a...

An Indian bronze model of a seated multi armed deity seated with a prostrate acolyte on its lap, the jewelled figure wearing a headdress and holding various attributes -- 5 7/8in. (15cms) high

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £25 - £50

Date: 6 Nov 1997

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An Ayuthya bronze model of a seated Buddha

An Ayuthya bronze model of a seated Buddha with tightly curled hair, pendulous earlobes and serene expression, gilt traces -- 5¾in. (14.6cm) high, 17th Century , (old wear, losses to base), mounted on a metal stand. See Illustration

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 6 Nov 1997

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A Japanese tortoiseshell cigar box and sliding cover

A Japanese tortoiseshell cigar box and sliding cover decorated in gold lacquer hiramakie, takamakie and inset in aogai with an eagle and a pheasant perched amongst pine branches above rockwork -- 5in. (12.7cm) high

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £25 - £150

Date: 6 Nov 1997

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A Gandharan fragmentary stucco head of a Buddha

A Gandharan fragmentary stucco head of a Buddha with pendulous earlobes and serene expression, the hair worn in a top knot -- 7¾in. (19.7cm) high, 3rd/4th Century , metal stand. See Illustration

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 6 Nov 1997

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A Gandharan fragmentary stucco head of a Bodhisattva

A Gandharan fragmentary stucco head of a Bodhisattva with serene expression, wearing a head cloth -- 7in. (17.8cm) high; and a Gandharan fragmentary stucco lion mask with pigment traces -- 6½in. (16.5cm) wide, both 3rd/4th Century , mounted on metal stands. See Illustration (2

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 6 Nov 1997

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A Chinese bamboo brushpot

A Chinese bamboo brushpot carved and pierced with bearded figures wearing long robes before pine and bamboo -- 5in. (12.7cm) high

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 6 Nov 1997

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A Chinese silver justice and punishment group

A Chinese silver justice and punishment group depicting figures enduring various forms of torture and execution before an official seated at a table flanked by attendants, mounted on a rectangular hardwood stand with carved and pierced shaped sides -- 4 5/8in. (11.8cm) wide, impressed KW to base

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 6 Nov 1997

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A Chinese bronze gold splash bell

A Chinese bronze gold splash bell decorated in relief with a band of studs above a broad band of taotie masks, stylised dragon loop handle -- 5in. (12.7cm) high, 18th Century . See Illustration

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 6 Nov 1997

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A Japanese bronze koro and pieced cover

A Japanese bronze koro and pieced cover modelled as a mythical bearded figure kneeling on top of the shell of a large snail with head raised and turned slightly to the right, further smaller snails to the sides -- 11½in. (29.3cm) long, (restoration to antennae and hands). See Illustration

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 6 Nov 1997

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A Chinese bronze censer and cover

A Chinese bronze censer and cover with silver inlay, modelled as a bearded figure on the back of a large rearing carp -- 5¾in. (14.6cm) high; and a Chinese bronze compressed bombe tripod censer with twin handles in the form of arched guei dragons -- 6½in. (16.5cm) wide, sealmark to base . (2

Lot #: 35

Estimate: £250 - £400

Date: 6 Nov 1997

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A Chinese bronze globular tripod censer

A Chinese bronze globular tripod censer with upright s-shaped handles, the legs surmounted by mythical animal masks, a band of geometric pattern to the neck -- 9½in. (24.1cm) high, Yuan/Ming Dynasty ; and a bronze compressed cylindrical tripod censer ribbed with horizontal bands -- 4½in. (11.5cm

Lot #: 36

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 6 Nov 1997

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A Japanese ivory carving of Kwan Yu

A Japanese ivory carving of Kwan Yu the bearded warrior deity, wearing long robes and a hat, carrying a halberd and a shield at his side -- 9¼in. (23.5cm) high, signed

Lot #: 37

Estimate: £250 - £400

Date: 6 Nov 1997

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A Canton ivory card case

A Canton ivory card case carved with figures and flowers within cartouche shaped panels and borders -- 4½in. (11.4cm) high; a gold lacquer four case inro decorated in hiramakie and takamakie with cranes beside water and rockwork beneath blossoming branches, nashiji interiors -- 3 5/8in. (9.2cm

Lot #: 38

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 6 Nov 1997

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A Chinese glass gu vase

A Chinese glass gu vase with widely flaring rim and spreading foot -- 5 1/8in. (13cm) high, (chipped, base restored). See Illustration

Lot #: 39

Estimate: £250 - £400

Date: 6 Nov 1997

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A Malaysian silver circular box

A Malaysian silver circular box and domed cover on spreading foot, decorated in relief with bands of scrolling foliage -- 3¾in. (9.5cm) diam.; another similar, smaller --2 3/8in. (6.1cm) diam.; six further, of varying shapes, lobed, octagonal, hexagonal, cylindrical and palmate -- 2 1/8in. (5.2cm

Lot #: 41

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 6 Nov 1997

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A pair of Indian alabaster models of elephants

A pair of Indian alabaster models of elephants painted and gilt with decorative trappings -- 7in. (17.8cm) wide; four various similar models of oxen -- 6in. (15.2cm) wide, max; and further similar models of a camel and rider, a rhinoceros, a lion and a sheep -- 9½in. (24.1cm) high, max. (11

Lot #: 42

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 6 Nov 1997

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A Ceylonese gilt metal pendant

A Ceylonese gilt metal pendant of waisted circular shape, decorated in relief with floral motifs -- 1¾in. (4.4cm) diam

Lot #: 43

Estimate: £25 - £200

Date: 6 Nov 1997

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A Chinese boxwood carved group

A Chinese boxwood carved group of three standing figures wearing long robes on a terrace before a doorway beneath prunus and plantain, a jardiniere of flowers on a stand to one side -- 8in. (20.3cm) wide, wood stand and glass dome

Lot #: 44

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 6 Nov 1997

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A Chinese red lacquered rectangular leather trunk

A Chinese red lacquered rectangular leather trunk decorated in gilt with birds amongst blossoming branches -- 29¼in. (74.3cm) wide

Lot #: 45

Estimate: £25 - £200

Date: 6 Nov 1997

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A Peking yellow glass baluster vase

A Peking yellow glass baluster vase with flaring neck, carved in relief with a monkey in a pine tree -- 9¾in. (24.7cm) high; and a Peking yellow glass flaring bowl on short foot, carved with a bird in flight amongst blossoming branches -- 7in. (17.8cm) diam. (2

Lot #: 46

Estimate: £25 - £200

Date: 6 Nov 1997

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A pair of Chinese cloisonne and gilt bronze baluster vases

A pair of Chinese cloisonne and gilt bronze baluster vases with slender tapering necks, decorated with lotus flowers and scrolling foliage on dark blue grounds -- 6¾in. (17.2cm) high, Qianlong marks to bases , (bruises and chips). See Illustration (2

Lot #: 49

Estimate: £250 - £400

Date: 6 Nov 1997