Auction 20.03.1997

Christie's
New York, Park Avenue

Date of the auction: 20.03.1997 - 21.03.1997

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A PAIR OF HUANGHUALI STOOLS

A PAIR OF HUANGHUALI STOOLS LATE 17TH/EARLY 18TH CENTURY The cane seat enclosed by the rectangular frame with 'ice-plate' edge supported on square legs with high hoof feet, the legs beaded on the inner edge, joined by slender humpback stretchers on all sides and by the beaded curvilinear apron

Lot #: 202

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 20 Mar 1997 - 21 Mar 1997

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A PAIR OF HUALI SPINDLE-BACK ARMCHAIRS, MEIGUIYI

A PAIR OF HUALI SPINDLE-BACK ARMCHAIRS, MEIGUIYI LATE 18TH CENTURY Each with a humpback toprail, supported on back posts of rounded section and extending to the back legs, the rectangular spindle back slightly curved, the stepped armrests enclosing conforming spindles, the legs joined by narrow

Lot #: 203

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

Date: 20 Mar 1997 - 21 Mar 1997

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A PAIR OF POLYCHROME LACQUER INCENSE STANDS, XIANGJI

A PAIR OF POLYCHROME LACQUER INCENSE STANDS, XIANGJI LATE 17TH/18TH CENTURY Each circular top incised and painted with a central flowerhead encircled by a wide band of lotus scroll conjoined with four bats and geometric scroll motifs, with a narrow foliate band at the rim, above a waist divided into

Lot #: 204

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 20 Mar 1997 - 21 Mar 1997

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A BAMBOO AND SOFTWOOD LONG TABLE, TIAOAN

A BAMBOO AND SOFTWOOD LONG TABLE, TIAOAN 18TH/19TH CENTURY The long rectangular lacquered top formed of two separate softwood planks with everted 'bird's tail' ends and supported on a bamboo armature comprising two rectangular box-frames, each with four legs joined by a plain latticework trellis on

Lot #: 206

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$9,000

Date: 20 Mar 1997 - 21 Mar 1997

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A LARGE PALE BROWN ROOTWOOD ORNAMENT

A LARGE PALE BROWN ROOTWOOD ORNAMENT QING DYNASTY Of irregular U-shape with two peaks rising from the base at the outer edges, formed as bundles of twisted, gnarled root terminating in small, rounded points, the whole resembling turbulent, foam-crested waves 21in. (53.4)cm. wide, wood stand

Lot #: 209

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$8,000

Date: 20 Mar 1997 - 21 Mar 1997

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A RARE AND UNUSUAL LARGE IMPERIAL THREAD-WRAPPED BAMBOO BLIND

A RARE AND UNUSUAL LARGE IMPERIAL THREAD-WRAPPED BAMBOO BLIND 18TH CENTURY Of rectangular shape with the widest side at the top, composed of joined panels of horizontally arranged, thin bamboo slats bordered by lacquered wood frames at the top and bottom, decorated with multi-colored silk threads

Lot #: 210

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

Date: 20 Mar 1997 - 21 Mar 1997

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AN UNUSUAL BOXWOOD ROOT-FORM TABLE STAND

AN UNUSUAL BOXWOOD ROOT-FORM TABLE STAND QING DYNASTY Carved to resemble a natural formation of twisted, branching roots, the uppermost areas flattened as a support, with a finely polished surface of deep amber color 7¼in. (18.4cm.) high

Lot #: 213

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 20 Mar 1997 - 21 Mar 1997

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A BAMBOO AND HARDWOOD SIDE TABLE, TIAOAN

A BAMBOO AND HARDWOOD SIDE TABLE, TIAOAN 18TH/19TH CENTURY The rectangular lacquered top constructed of a mortise-and-tenon hardwood frame enclosing a floating hardwood plank and supported on a bamboo armature comprising two rectangular box-frames, each with four legs joined by a trellis panel with

Lot #: 215

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$9,000

Date: 20 Mar 1997 - 21 Mar 1997

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AN UNUSUAL KINGFISHER FEATHER-DECORATED HONGMU TABLE SCREEN AND STAND...

AN UNUSUAL KINGFISHER FEATHER-DECORATED HONGMU TABLE SCREEN AND STAND, CHAPINGSHI XIAZUOPINGFENG 19TH CENTURY The rectangular panel decorated with a pair of birds perched in a flowering tree above chrysanthemum, with pierced rocks, narcissus, lingzhi fungus and various plants in the foreground and

Lot #: 217

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

Date: 20 Mar 1997 - 21 Mar 1997

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A PAIR OF BAMBOO HORSESHOEBACK ARMCHAIRS, QUANYI

A PAIR OF BAMBOO HORSESHOEBACK ARMCHAIRS, QUANYI 18TH/19TH CENTURY Each with a U-shaped bamboo crestrail continuing to form the arms and the front posts, supported by four slender bamboo sideposts, the lacquered softwood seat above an apron of four bamboo leg-encircling stretchers, supported on legs

Lot #: 219

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

Date: 20 Mar 1997 - 21 Mar 1997

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A MASSIVE HUANGHUALI and HUALI COMPOSITE CABINET AND HAT CHEST, CHAOYIGUI

A MASSIVE HUANGHUALI and HUALI COMPOSITE CABINET AND HAT CHEST, CHAOYIGUI THE FRAMED DOORS LATE MING DYNASTY The tall huali square-corner cabinet with huanghuali doors and flanking panels in front carved in shallow relief with dragon scrolls set within a frame of clusters of squared scrolls, above

Lot #: 221

Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000

Date: 20 Mar 1997 - 21 Mar 1997

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A SMALL CARVED RED LACQUER CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER

A SMALL CARVED RED LACQUER CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER MING DYNASTY The cover and box delicately carved with leafy branches of lychee, with five fruit on the cover and four on the base, each fruit carved with a different diaper pattern and all reserved against a ground of star diaper, with plain borders

Lot #: 222

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

Date: 20 Mar 1997 - 21 Mar 1997

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A SMALL IVORY FIGURE OF SHOULAO

A SMALL IVORY FIGURE OF SHOULAO MING DYNASTY The god of Longevity with domed cranium, long beard and gentle smiling expression shown seated on a rockwork stool holding a scroll in his left hand and wearing long robes tied at the waist with a sash, the ivory now of pale and darker yellowish-russet

Lot #: 223

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

Date: 20 Mar 1997 - 21 Mar 1997

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A PAIR OF CARVED RED LACQUER DRAGON BOWLS

A PAIR OF CARVED RED LACQUER DRAGON BOWLS QIANLONG Each with flaring, rounded sides well carved on the exterior with six five-clawed dragons striding through clouds against a blackish diaper ground, all above a foot encircled by a narrow band of key-fret pattern, with black interior and gilt-copper

Lot #: 224

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 20 Mar 1997 - 21 Mar 1997

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A SMALL RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP

A SMALL RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP 17TH/18TH CENTURY The handle formed at one end by a gnarled, blossoming prunus branch, its subsidiary branches extending around the sides above a band of swirling waves which form the base, of deep honey color 5¼in. (13.3cm.) across

Lot #: 225

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

Date: 20 Mar 1997 - 21 Mar 1997

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A FINELY CARVED LOTUS LEAF RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP

A FINELY CARVED LOTUS LEAF RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP 17TH/18TH CENTURY Carved in delicate detail as a large veined lotus leaf borne on a stem intertwined at one end with another stem which rises from the lotus blossom which forms the base and a millet stalk which extends around one side, with a

Lot #: 226

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

Date: 20 Mar 1997 - 21 Mar 1997

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A LEAF-FORM RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP

A LEAF-FORM RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP 17TH/18TH CENTURY Well carved inside and out as a large leaf set atop a similar leaf of smaller size which forms the base and is borne on a slender branch overlaid at one end with a pine branch which forms the handle, of reddish-honey color 5 7/8in. (15cm

Lot #: 227

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

Date: 20 Mar 1997 - 21 Mar 1997

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TWO RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUPS

TWO RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUPS 17TH/18TH CENTURY One with flared sides divided into seven facets and carved around the exterior with taotie masks reserved on a leiwen band, with two chilong confronted atop the strap handle, and with scroll pattern borders; the smaller cup carved inside and out

Lot #: 228

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$8,000

Date: 20 Mar 1997 - 21 Mar 1997

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A LINGZHI -FORM RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP

A LINGZHI -FORM RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP 17TH/18TH CENTURY Carved on the interior with the irregular concentric grooves of the fungus head, the exterior carved in relief with bamboo, including one cane which forms part of the handle, as well as further linghzi , with one sprig held in the jaws

Lot #: 229

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

Date: 20 Mar 1997 - 21 Mar 1997

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AN UNUSUAL SMALL RHINOCEROS HORN TRIPOD VESSEL, DING

AN UNUSUAL SMALL RHINOCEROS HORN TRIPOD VESSEL, DING 18TH CENTURY OR LATER The shallow bowl-shaped body carved in low-relief with an archaistic band resembling taotie divided by three flanges carved with the characters tian, tu and shui (heaven, earth and water) below two simple handles rising from

Lot #: 230

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 20 Mar 1997 - 21 Mar 1997

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AN UNUSUAL RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP

AN UNUSUAL RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP MING DYNASTY/17TH CENTURY The exterior carved as layers of pierced ornamental rockwork which project at one end to form the handle below a raised rib on the interior, of honey color shading to blackish brown in the center of the interior and at the base 6

Lot #: 231

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

Date: 20 Mar 1997 - 21 Mar 1997

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A MAGNOLIA BLOSSOM RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP

A MAGNOLIA BLOSSOM RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP 17TH/18TH CENTURY Well carved as a large magnolia blossom with overlapping petals inside and out, the exterior carved with a chilong grasping a sprig of lingzhi in its jaws, and with the leaves, buds and further blossoms of the gnarled branch which

Lot #: 232

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$9,000

Date: 20 Mar 1997 - 21 Mar 1997

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A WELL-CARVED RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP

A WELL-CARVED RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP 18TH CENTURY Finely carved around the sides with a scene of a man fishing in a boat amidst rippling waves, below an overhanging rock face interrupted by three birds in flight, with a pavilion perched on a rock ledge on one side, and various trees, including

Lot #: 233

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 20 Mar 1997 - 21 Mar 1997

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A LARGE WELL-CARVED RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION VESSEL

A LARGE WELL-CARVED RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION VESSEL 18TH CENTURY Carved in high relief around the sides with figures at various pursuits in a mountainous river landscape, including two peasants walking on a path and three figures in boats, with various trees and leafy branches issuing from the rocky

Lot #: 234

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

Date: 20 Mar 1997 - 21 Mar 1997

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A RARE WELL-CARVED LOTUS-FORM RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP

A RARE WELL-CARVED LOTUS-FORM RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP ZHAI MARK TO BASE, MING DYNASTY Of lotus shape, the sides carved with eight flaring bi-lobed petals rising from a pedestal foot of conforming outline, one side carved with an intricate handle formed by scrolling and delicately carved

Lot #: 235

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 20 Mar 1997 - 21 Mar 1997

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A RARE SMALL RHINOCEROS HORN PEAR-SHAPED VASE

A RARE SMALL RHINOCEROS HORN PEAR-SHAPED VASE QIANLONG FOUR-CHARACTER INCISED MARK WITHIN A SQUARE AND OF THE PERIOD The broad, angular body supported on a low, spreading cylindrical foot, tapering to a flared neck with rolled rim, the horn well polished and of blackish brown tone streaked with pale

Lot #: 236

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$25,000

Date: 20 Mar 1997 - 21 Mar 1997

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A FINE YELLOW JADE BOTTLE

A FINE YELLOW JADE BOTTLE 18TH CENTURY Of baluster shape, well hollowed with a slightly flaring neck and carved with three simple loop handles evenly spaced around the shoulder, the stone of pale tone, stopper 2in. (5cm.) high, wood stand

Lot #: 237

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,000

Date: 20 Mar 1997 - 21 Mar 1997

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A WHITE JADE DOUBLE- QIN BOTTLE

A WHITE JADE DOUBLE- QIN BOTTLE 1750-1850 Of flattened rounded shape, finely carved in extremely low relief with a qin on each side superimposed by a diaper-patterned cloth tied around the bottle, the plain neck cylindrical, the foot ring oval and shallowly cut 2½in. (6.5cm.) high, stopper

Lot #: 238

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$4,000

Date: 20 Mar 1997 - 21 Mar 1997

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A RARE IVORY FIGURAL BOTTLE DEPICTING THE HEHE TWINS

A RARE IVORY FIGURAL BOTTLE DEPICTING THE HEHE TWINS QIANLONG SEAL MARK, 1780-1880 Modeled standing together holding a large lotus pad at their chests, one with his arm over the shoulder of the other, both smiling 2 11/16in. (6.6cm.) high, stoppers

Lot #: 239

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

Date: 20 Mar 1997 - 21 Mar 1997

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A RARE IVORY BOTTLE

A RARE IVORY BOTTLE QIANLONG MARK, 1780-1880 Of tapering baluster shape, carved in deep relief and in the round with eighteen luohan at various pursuits, either on a pavilion terrace or near garden balustrades, each displaying a different attribute, below a dragon and cloud collar on the shoulder

Lot #: 240

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$9,000

Date: 20 Mar 1997 - 21 Mar 1997