Auction 11.11.1993

Christie's
London, South Kensington

Date of the auction: 11.11.1993

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A Chinese rootwood carving of a standing sage tugging a lion before him...

A Chinese rootwood carving of a standing sage tugging a lion before him with a rope, the figure carrying a gourd on his back -- 8.in.high, wood stand; and two soapstone carvings of seated sennins, one holding a fan and the other beside a censer, on pierced rockwork bases -- 8½.in.high. (3

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 11 Nov 1993

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A Cantonese ivory shaped rectangular card case carved with figures in...

A Cantonese ivory shaped rectangular card case carved with figures in gardens before pavilions and pagodas within a foliate border -- 4½.in.long

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 11 Nov 1993

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A brown lacquer four-case inro of hexagonal form, decorated in gold...

A brown lacquer four-case inro of hexagonal form, decorated in gold hiramakie with prunus, bamboo, pine and other flowersprigs, the reverse with calligraphy -- 3½.in.long

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £120 - £150

Date: 11 Nov 1993

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A Chinese cloisonne rectangular tray on four feet with pierced sides...

A Chinese cloisonne rectangular tray on four feet with pierced sides decorated with bands of swastikas, the interior decorated with censers and vases of flowers on a turquoise ground reserved with key-frets -- 13.in.wide

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £120 - £180

Date: 11 Nov 1993

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A Cantonese mother-of-pearl rectangular box and hinged cover carved with a...

A Cantonese mother-of-pearl rectangular box and hinged cover carved with a panel of birds and insects among peonies within further foliate cartouches and roundels, containing approximately one-hundred-and-thirty mother-of-pearl gaming counters of varying shapes including circular and rectangular

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 11 Nov 1993

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A Turkish white-metal and gilt rose-water sprinkler modelled as a pine cone...

A Turkish white-metal and gilt rose-water sprinkler modelled as a pine cone on a leafy stand -- 6.in.high, tughra marks

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 11 Nov 1993

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A Japanese ivory carving of a standing bearded Immortal wearing flowing...

A Japanese ivory carving of a standing bearded Immortal wearing flowing robes and holding a basket of fruit beside a tree stump -- 8¾in. high

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 11 Nov 1993

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A pair of Chinese lacquered and giltwood stands modelled as figures seated...

A pair of Chinese lacquered and giltwood stands modelled as figures seated on the backs of Buddhistic lions with brocade balls, with further figures dancing before them -- 10½.in.high; and a similar pierced rectangular panel carved with numerous figures in a procession approaching officials in

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £100 - £200

Date: 11 Nov 1993

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A Japanese bronze circular jardiniere with lobed body decorated with birds...

A Japanese bronze circular jardiniere with lobed body decorated with birds among prunus branches above minogame -- 14¼.in.diam

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 11 Nov 1993

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A Japanese wood tray carved in two sections and modelled as open lotus...

A Japanese wood tray carved in two sections and modelled as open lotus leaves, the interior carved with further scrolling lotus -- 24.in.long

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 11 Nov 1993

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A Chinese red lacquer double fan-shaped box and cover carved with...

A Chinese red lacquer double fan-shaped box and cover carved with flowerheads among breaking waves surrounding ruyi-heads, within bands of key-pattern, the sides carved with cell-pattern -- 4¼.in.long, 18th century

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 11 Nov 1993

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A Japanese gold and black lacquer box containing four smaller rectangular...

A Japanese gold and black lacquer box containing four smaller rectangular boxes and covers decorated with huts beside waterfalls and beside mountainous river landscapes containing approximately seventy-four mother-of-pearl gaming counters -- 5¾.in.long; and a circular gold lacquer box and cover

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 11 Nov 1993

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A pair of Canton enamel lobed hexagonal kettles and domed covers with high...

A pair of Canton enamel lobed hexagonal kettles and domed covers with high loop handles, painted with panels of coiled dragons within scrolling and geometric borders (damages) -- 6¾.in.high, Qianlong . See Illustration. (2

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 11 Nov 1993

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A Chinese red stained ivory tapering oviform vase with tall ribbed neck...

A Chinese red stained ivory tapering oviform vase with tall ribbed neck (age cracks, slight rubbing) -- 7.in.high, inscribed to base . See Illustration

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 11 Nov 1993

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A pale celadon jade rectangular snuff-bottle carved with lion-ring handles...

A pale celadon jade rectangular snuff-bottle carved with lion-ring handles, jadeite stopper -- 2¾.in.high

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 11 Nov 1993

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A pair of Japanese cloisonne tapering oviform vases with flaring necks...

A pair of Japanese cloisonne tapering oviform vases with flaring necks decorated in silverwire with irises on a grey-green ground -- 7¼.in.high, signed Goto Chizaburo . (2

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 11 Nov 1993

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A Burmese silver repousse bowl decorated with foliate cartouches of figures...

A Burmese silver repousse bowl decorated with foliate cartouches of figures and animals at various activities interspersed with birds in further cartouches above a leaf-shaped border -- 7¾.in.diam. See Illustration

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 11 Nov 1993

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An ivory netsuke modelled as a figure seated on the back of an ox...

An ivory netsuke modelled as a figure seated on the back of an ox -- 2.in.long, signed

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 11 Nov 1993

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A Burmese silver repousse bowl decorated with figures and horses in wooded...

A Burmese silver repousse bowl decorated with figures and horses in wooded landscapes within foliate borders -- 7½.iin.diam

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 11 Nov 1993

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A late Ming bronze figure of a seated Boddhisattva, in dhyanasana and the...

A late Ming bronze figure of a seated Boddhisattva, in dhyanasana and the hands held together, wearing an elaborate crown, jewellery and celestial scarf, on a double-lotus base -- 11.in.high, early 17th century

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 11 Nov 1993

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A Chinese silver-inlaid bronze rectangular censer with two upright handles...

A Chinese silver-inlaid bronze rectangular censer with two upright handles, decorated with panels of stylised taotie among key-pattern within cloud-scroll borders -- 5½.in.high, Shisou mark ; and a pair of bronze gu-vases decorated with dragon roundels on key-pattern grounds -- 5½.in.high. (3

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 11 Nov 1993

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A Burmese giltwood carving of a bust of a ferocious deity wearing foliate...

A Burmese giltwood carving of a bust of a ferocious deity wearing foliate robes -- 8¼.in.high, wood stand

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £100 - £200

Date: 11 Nov 1993

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An ivory okimono of a group of terrapins in a procession crossing a bridge...

An ivory okimono of a group of terrapins in a procession crossing a bridge and clambering on one another's backs -- 6.in.long; a sectional ivory okimono of a figure crossing a bridge before another figure among rockwork beside a waterfall and a pine tree -- 5.in.high, signed ; and a Canton ivory

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 11 Nov 1993

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A Japanese bronze globular jardiniere decorated with a coiled dragon and a...

A Japanese bronze globular jardiniere decorated with a coiled dragon and a ho-o among breaking waves and clouds below a scrolling border to the neck -- 11¾.in.diam, sealmark

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 11 Nov 1993

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A wood okimono modelled as a kneeling oni carrying two further onis in a...

A wood okimono modelled as a kneeling oni carrying two further onis in a sack around his back -- 4.in.high, signed

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 11 Nov 1993

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A Chinese bronze bell with foliate rim and double-headed dragon handle...

A Chinese bronze bell with foliate rim and double-headed dragon handle, decorated with bands of coiled dragons and phoenix among clouds beside an inscribed tablet -- 12.in.high, Xuande six character mark

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 11 Nov 1993

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A Chinese spinach-green jade spitoon with globular body and flaring neck...

A Chinese spinach-green jade spitoon with globular body and flaring neck -- 3½.in.high, wood stand

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 11 Nov 1993

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A Persian lacquer qalamdan painted and gilt with bands of flowers and...

A Persian lacquer qalamdan painted and gilt with bands of flowers and interlacing arabesques, fitted with an inwell, and containing a pair of steel scissors, a small knife and a spoon -- 9½.in.long

Lot #: 34

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 11 Nov 1993

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A Canton enamel flaring bowl and domed cover painted with bats among...

A Canton enamel flaring bowl and domed cover painted with bats among foliage on a yellow ground -- 4¾.in.diam, plush box; and an Isfahan enamel boat-shaped bowl painted with foliate cartouches and scrolling arabesques on a white and blue ground -- 5¾.in.long. (2

Lot #: 36

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 11 Nov 1993

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A pair of Japanese cloisonne oviform vases with tall tapering necks...

A pair of Japanese cloisonne oviform vases with tall tapering necks decorated with carp among aquatic plants on light blue grounds -- 12¼.in.high, sealmarks . (2

Lot #: 37

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 11 Nov 1993