Auction 08.05.1997

Christie's
London, South Kensington

Date of the auction: 08.05.1997

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An ivory netsuke of a minogame on a boulder -- 1¼in. (3.2cm) wide; another...

An ivory netsuke of a minogame on a boulder -- 1¼in. (3.2cm) wide; another of a seated karashishi, horn inset eyes -- 1¾in. (4.4cm) high; another modelled as a mouse seated on top of a rice bale -- 2 1/8in. (5.3cm) high; and a stag antler netsuke of a karashishi crouched on a large ball -- 1¼in

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 8 May 1997

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A stag antler kiseruzutsu carved in low relief with a carp among waves...

A stag antler kiseruzutsu carved in low relief with a carp among waves -- 7¾in. (19.7cm) long, (minor wear); another in hardwood carved with ruyi fungus -- 8½in. (21.6cm) long, attached wood tonkotsu carved with a recumbent karashishi and floral design -- 3¼in. (8.3cm) wide; and two brass mounted

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 8 May 1997

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A Chinese embroidered picture on silk with butterflies in flight amongst...

A Chinese embroidered picture on silk with butterflies in flight amongst blosssoming peonies and chrysanthemums, framed -- 24in. (61cm) wide; an applique in gold thread on a black ground with two long tailed birds between two bamboo shafts, framed -- 33½in. (85.2cm) wide, and another similar

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 8 May 1997

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An ivory netsuke of a seated smiling figure with a basket held before him...

An ivory netsuke of a seated smiling figure with a basket held before him -- 1 5/8in. (4.2cm) high, (hairline age cracks); a stag antler netsuke of a tortoise shell -- 1¼in. (3.2cm) wide; another modelled as a basket -- 1¼in. (3.2cm) wide; a black coral netsuke of a recumbent tiger, inset eyes

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 8 May 1997

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An ivory manju netsuke incised with a stylised guei dragon --1 7/8in...

An ivory manju netsuke incised with a stylised guei dragon --1 7/8in. (4.8cm) wide; two further ivory manju netsuke, one incised with a farmer and bamboo, the other with a fan -- 1 7/8in. (4.8cm) diam. max; an ivory ashtray netsuke incised with concentric circles; another in ebony -- 1¾in. (4.4cm

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 8 May 1997

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An ivory netsuke of an elephant wearing a saddlecloth, horn inset eye...

An ivory netsuke of an elephant wearing a saddlecloth, horn inset eye -- 2in. (5.1cm) high; three ivory manju netsuke, one carved with a rat, one in the form of a book, the third incised with a hare and a badger -- 2½in. (6.4cm) wide, max; four stag antler netsuke variously modelled as two bean

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £250 - £400

Date: 8 May 1997

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A collection of oriental works of art including three rectangular soapstone...

A collection of oriental works of art including three rectangular soapstone seals -- 2½in. (6.4cm) high, max; three amber netsuke -- 2¼in. (5.8cm) wide, max; two bronze bells decorated with archaic motifs -- 2in. (5.1cm) high, max; a cylindrical hardwood powder flask with metal mounts -- 3in

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 8 May 1997

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A bronze koro and cover modelled as a seated hare looking straight ahead...

A bronze koro and cover modelled as a seated hare looking straight ahead with ears pointing back -- 5¼in. (13.3cm) long. See Illustration

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 8 May 1997

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A Japanese three section lacquer panel inlaid in bone and mother-of-pearl...

A Japanese three section lacquer panel inlaid in bone and mother-of-pearl, painted and gilt with figures in a boat in a water landscape with huts before Mount Fuji -- 23½in. (59.7cm) high

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 8 May 1997

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A Canton ivory card case carved and pierced in high relief with a bat...

A Canton ivory card case carved and pierced in high relief with a bat, figures in a medallion shaped cartouche and a profusion of flowers and foliage, the reverse with figures in a terraced garden landscape with pavilions and a boat, a central oval monogram cartouche initialled AC -- 4½in. (11.4cm

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £750 - £850

Date: 8 May 1997

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A pair of Chinese carved ivory models of seated officials wearing long...

A pair of Chinese carved ivory models of seated officials wearing long decorative robes, jewellery and hats with finials, on chairs elaborately carved with phoenix, dragons and ball and claw feet -- 8½in. (21.6cm), carved and pierced wood stands. See Illustration (2

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 8 May 1997

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A Japanese ikebana basket of baluster shape with everted neck and...

A Japanese ikebana basket of baluster shape with everted neck and decorative band around the middle -- 12¾in. (32.4cm) high; and another of tapering cylindrical shape -- 12½in. (31.7cm) high. (2

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 8 May 1997

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A pair of Japanese lacquered rectangular panels inlaid in bone and...

A pair of Japanese lacquered rectangular panels inlaid in bone and mother-of-pearl with doves perched amongst blossoming branches, birds in flight and butterflies above irises -- 36in. (91.5cm) high; and a painting on silk depicting figures at leisure before a tea house in a blossom strewn avenue

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 8 May 1997

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A Tibetan silver ewer and stepped domed cover with tapering neck, globular...

A Tibetan silver ewer and stepped domed cover with tapering neck, globular body and spreading foot, the spout issuing from a mythical animal head, the loop handle with a foliate terminal -- 9¾in. (24.8cm) high

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 8 May 1997

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A Japanese silver rectangular box and cover inset with a bronze plaque...

A Japanese silver rectangular box and cover inset with a bronze plaque decorated in relief with Mount Fuji -- 9½in. (24.2cm) wide, signed and sealed, impressed marks

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 8 May 1997

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A Japanese oval black lacquer panel onlaid in bone, ivory and...

A Japanese oval black lacquer panel onlaid in bone, ivory and mother-of-pearl with a swallow in flight above trailing wisteria blossom, in a brown lacquer frame painted and gilt with prunus sprays -- 21¼in. (51.4cm) high

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 8 May 1997

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A Tibetan white metal snuff bottle inset with turquoise and coloured stones...

A Tibetan white metal snuff bottle inset with turquoise and coloured stones -- 2¼in. (5.7cm) high; a Burmese foliate rimmed white metal plaque decorated in relief with a dancing figure -- 2 5/8in. (6.7cm) high; an iron phurbu surmounted by three masks -- 5½in. (14cm) long; a small brass model of a

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 8 May 1997

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A Japanese bronze model of a seated hare with head up and ears erect -- 2...

A Japanese bronze model of a seated hare with head up and ears erect -- 2 5/8in. (6.7cm) high; another of a seated toad -- 2in. (5.1cm) wide; and a patinated spelter model of a tortoise -- 2½in. (6.4cm) long. (3

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 8 May 1997

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A Chinese bronze tripod hanging vase with gilt decorated dragon handles...

A Chinese bronze tripod hanging vase with gilt decorated dragon handles, wide everted neck with serrated rim, decorated in relief around shoulder with bands of flowerheads and roundels -- 7¼in. (18.4cm) high

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 8 May 1997

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A Japanese green patinated bronze shallow tripod dish modelled as an open...

A Japanese green patinated bronze shallow tripod dish modelled as an open lotus pad with a frog seated on the rim, the feet formed as smaller lotus pads, stems and flowers -- 10¾in. (27.3cm) wide, signed Ryoshosai on a rectangular reserve . See Illustration

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 8 May 1997

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A Chinese soapstone sectional model of a pagoda sparsely gilt, carved and...

A Chinese soapstone sectional model of a pagoda sparsely gilt, carved and pierced with floral designs and shaped hanging pendants -- 27in. (68.6cm) high, wooden box

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 8 May 1997

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A Canton ivory card case of shaped rectangular outline, carved in high...

A Canton ivory card case of shaped rectangular outline, carved in high relief to one side with fish swimming among weeds, the reverse carved with figures in terraced garden landscapes with buildings -- 4¼in. (10.8cm) high; and another plain, carved with cartouche shaped panels of figures in terraced

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 8 May 1997

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A Japanese ivory carving of a bijin wearing trditional long robes and a...

A Japanese ivory carving of a bijin wearing trditional long robes and a flower in her hair -- 7¾in. (19.7cm) high, signed ; another modelled as a musician resting one foot on a samisen held before him -- 7¼in. (18.4cm) high, signed ; another of a fisherman carrying a basket of fish on his head

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £250 - £400

Date: 8 May 1997

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A Canton ivory puzzle ball carved and pierced with coiled dragons amongst...

A Canton ivory puzzle ball carved and pierced with coiled dragons amongst cloud scrolls, on a sectional stand carved with a standing bearded figure on lotus base -- 11¼in. (28.6cm) high; and two ivory tusks carved and pierced with bridge scenes of figures in boats and on horseback at various

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 8 May 1997

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A Canton ivory paper knife the handle deeply carved with fish and crabs...

A Canton ivory paper knife the handle deeply carved with fish and crabs with inset eyes -- 10½in. (26.7cm) long; another, smaller, carved with a lion climbing on rockwork -- 5in. (12.7cm) long; an ivory crucifix deeply carved with flowers and draped with a floral garland -- 4in. (10.2cm) high; a

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 8 May 1997

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A collection of Chinese hardstone carvings including four jade hairpins...

A collection of Chinese hardstone carvings including four jade hairpins -- 4½in. (11.4cm) long, max; a jade pendant with pink inclusion, carved as a gourd spray with foliage -- 1¾in. (4.5cm) high; another with dark green inclusions carved and pierced with a hare -- 1¾in. (4.4cm) high; a mottled

Lot #: 35

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 8 May 1997

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A Japanese iron tetsubin and bronze cover

A Japanese iron tetsubin and bronze cover decorated with buildings in a landscape, the reverse with a stream -- 5½.in (14cm) high

Lot #: 36

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 8 May 1997

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A Japanese gessoed wood mask

A Japanese gessoed wood mask carved to show the left side of the face with grimacing expression -- 8¼.in (21cm) high

Lot #: 37

Estimate: £25 - £50

Date: 8 May 1997

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A pair of Ming blue and white small saucer dishes painted with central...

A pair of Ming blue and white small saucer dishes painted with central scenes of figures before pavilions and pagodas in mountainous river landscapes within borders of cranes among lotus -- 5¼in. (13.4cms) diam. (2

Lot #: 39

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 8 May 1997

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A famille rose bowl moulded in slight relief to the exterior with bands of...

A famille rose bowl moulded in slight relief to the exterior with bands of lotus petals on a yellow ground, the foot with dot motif on a pale green ground -- 5¾in. (14.5cms) diam, Qianlong seal mark and of the Period

Lot #: 40

Estimate: £500 - £600

Date: 8 May 1997