Auction 25.03.1993

Christie's
London, South Kensington

Date of the auction: 25.03.1993

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A Burmese silver bowl repousse with shaped cartouches of figures riding...

A Burmese silver bowl repousse with shaped cartouches of figures riding elephants and horses and in interiors within foliate bands a leaf shaped border -- 6¾in. diam

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £250 - £400

Date: 25 Mar 1993

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An ivory okimono carved as a kneeling figure of Kosekiko offering a shoe to...

An ivory okimono carved as a kneeling figure of Kosekiko offering a shoe to a traveller on horseback holding a scroll, on a shaped base -- 3in. high, signed Bisho on a red lacquer tablet. See Illustration

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 25 Mar 1993

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Two Japanese ivory carvings of kneeling ladies playing musical instruments...

Two Japanese ivory carvings of kneeling ladies playing musical instruments, the detail stained black -- 2¾in. high max, signed Koichi and Mitsuaki ; an ivory okimono of a monkey eating a fruit beside its young -- 2½in. high; an ivory carving of a figure with two boys and an octapus -- 3¼in. high and

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 25 Mar 1993

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A Peking red-overlay glass ovoid jar and cover carved in relief with...

A Peking red-overlay glass ovoid jar and cover carved in relief with flowering prunus and lotus branches issuing from stylised waves -- 6¼in. high

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £120 - £150

Date: 25 Mar 1993

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A Peking blue and red-overlay glass snuff-bottle carved to each side with...

A Peking blue and red-overlay glass snuff-bottle carved to each side with bats surrounding shou symbols, stopper -- 2¾in. high; a purple-overlay bottle carved with fish among lotus, stopper -- 2¾in. high and a red-overlay bottle carved with birds among rockwork, stopper -- 2¾in. high. (3

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 25 Mar 1993

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A Peking green-overlay glass bowl decorated to the exterior with a...

A Peking green-overlay glass bowl decorated to the exterior with a honeycomb pattern on a milky white ground -- 6¼in. diam

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 25 Mar 1993

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A Canton enamel circular dish painted to the interior with figures on...

A Canton enamel circular dish painted to the interior with figures on riverbanks beside buildings, within a foliate band painted with bats, the reverse with precious objects and foliage -- 8¼.in.diam, Qianlong four-character mark and of the period

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 25 Mar 1993

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A Chinese cloisonne tripod censer on lion-head feet decorated with stylised...

A Chinese cloisonne tripod censer on lion-head feet decorated with stylised chrysanthemums and vases among scrolling foliage on a turquoise ground -- 7.in.high; a small pair of cloisonne models of cranes -- 3½.in.high, wood stands; a cloisonne cushion-shaped pendant decorated woth flowers

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £20 - £50

Date: 25 Mar 1993

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A Chinese jadeite snuff-bottle and stopper carved with dragons and lingzhi...

A Chinese jadeite snuff-bottle and stopper carved with dragons and lingzhi -- 2¾.in.high; an inside-painted bottle decorated with a mountainous landscape, stopper -- 2½.in.high; and a blue and white bottle painted with two figures -- 2.in.high. (3

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 25 Mar 1993

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A Chinese jadeite carving of a standing bearded Immortal carrying a...

A Chinese jadeite carving of a standing bearded Immortal carrying a flowering branch -- 4¼in. high; a jadeite water-pot carved in relief with dragons to the rim -- 3in. long; a small baluster vase -- 3in. high and three archers's rings, one of russet colour

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £70 - £90

Date: 25 Mar 1993

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A Chinese marble rectangular table screen, the stone with black and grey...

A Chinese marble rectangular table screen, the stone with black and grey cloud markings and painted with one line of calligraphy, set within a carved wood frame decorated with fish and fruiting branches -- overall height 24¾in high

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £250 - £300

Date: 25 Mar 1993

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A Japanese cloisonne tapering oviform vase with slightly flaring neck...

A Japanese cloisonne tapering oviform vase with slightly flaring neck decorated with flowering chrysanthemum and peony branches on a red ginbari ground -- 11in high, wood box

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 25 Mar 1993

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A Japanese cloisonne flattened baluster vase decorated with leaf shaped...

A Japanese cloisonne flattened baluster vase decorated with leaf shaped panels containing stylised flowerheads and scrolling foliage between similar borders on a black ground -- 10in.high; and a cloisonne ovoid vase decorated with butterflies in flight among flowering branches on a turquoise ground

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 25 Mar 1993

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A Japanese circular cloisonne plate decorated with birds among flowering...

A Japanese circular cloisonne plate decorated with birds among flowering branches on a turquoise ground -- 12in. diam; another plate similarly decorated with birds on a riverbank -- 12in. diam; and another plate decorated with three roundels containing a bird among flowering lotus -- 12in. diam. (3

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 25 Mar 1993

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A Chinese jadeite group of two standing ladies with apple and dark-green...

A Chinese jadeite group of two standing ladies with apple and dark-green inclusions, each holding a ruyi and lotus spray and one seated on a barrel -- 7.in.high, carved wood stand

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 25 Mar 1993

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A Chinese spinach-green hardstone carving of a ruyi-sceptre, the handle...

A Chinese spinach-green hardstone carving of a ruyi-sceptre, the handle carved with fruiting gourds and a spray of reishi fungus -- 14¼.in.long

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 25 Mar 1993

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A Cairoware silver-inlaid copper bowl decorated with oval cartouches of...

A Cairoware silver-inlaid copper bowl decorated with oval cartouches of calligraphy between bands of scrolling arabesques -- 9¾.in.wide

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 25 Mar 1993

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A Japanese painted leather tobacco pouch decorated with flowers; with...

A Japanese painted leather tobacco pouch decorated with flowers; with attached brass chain and ivory kagamibuta netsuke decorated with flowering branches

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 25 Mar 1993

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A Chinese ivory group of two ladies dressed in long flowing robes, one...

A Chinese ivory group of two ladies dressed in long flowing robes, one standing and holding a whisk, and the other kneeling beside her -- 5½.in.high, wood stand

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 25 Mar 1993

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A pair of Japanese green patinated and gilt-splashed bronze globular vases...

A pair of Japanese green patinated and gilt-splashed bronze globular vases with flaring necks -- 5½.in.high, signed Kazuma . (2

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 25 Mar 1993

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A Japanese gilt-bronze tapering oviform vase with mythical deer-head...

A Japanese gilt-bronze tapering oviform vase with mythical deer-head handles decorated in hirazogan and takazogan with birds among peony and leafless branches -- 12.in.high

Lot #: 34

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 25 Mar 1993

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A pair of Indian gilt-brass bowls and domed covers with waisted flowerhead...

A pair of Indian gilt-brass bowls and domed covers with waisted flowerhead finials, decorated in relief to the cover with seated deities flanked by elephants and peacocks below a procession of figures, further mythical figures and animals to the bowl among scrolling branches, all on stippled grounds

Lot #: 35

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 25 Mar 1993

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A wood netsuke modelled as a kneeling monkey carrying a large gourd on his...

A wood netsuke modelled as a kneeling monkey carrying a large gourd on his back, its head turned slightly to one side -- 2.in.high, 18th/19th century ; and a Kobe wood and ivory toy modelled as a Daruma with protruding eyes and tongue -- 2¼.in.high. (2

Lot #: 36

Estimate: £120 - £180

Date: 25 Mar 1993

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A North-African niello and gilt dagger, the hilt and scabbard decorated...

A North-African niello and gilt dagger, the hilt and scabbard decorated with flowerheads and geometric bands -- 12½.in.long

Lot #: 37

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 25 Mar 1993

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An Indian green enamel and gold overlay rectangular box and hinged cover...

An Indian green enamel and gold overlay rectangular box and hinged cover, decorated to the top with numerous elephants in a wooded landscape, the sides with bands of flowerheads and scrolling arabesques -- 3.in.wide, Partabgarh . See Illustration

Lot #: 38

Estimate: £250 - £400

Date: 25 Mar 1993

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A small Japanese lacquer zushi, the two doors opening to reveal a giltwood...

A small Japanese lacquer zushi, the two doors opening to reveal a giltwood interior containing a seated wood figure of a Buddha on a lotus base -- 2½.in.high

Lot #: 39

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 25 Mar 1993

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An ivory netsuke modelled as a poppy seed (small chips) -- 2.in.long, early...

An ivory netsuke modelled as a poppy seed (small chips) -- 2.in.long, early 19th century . See Illustration

Lot #: 41

Estimate: £120 - £180

Date: 25 Mar 1993

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An ivory netsuke modelled as a standing figure of the poetess Ono no...

An ivory netsuke modelled as a standing figure of the poetess Ono no Komachi holding a staff and a basket, carrying a straw hat on her back (slight wear) -- 2¾.in.high, probably 18th century . See Illustration

Lot #: 42

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 25 Mar 1993

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A kagamibuta ivory netsuke with gilt-bronze and copper inset depicting...

A kagamibuta ivory netsuke with gilt-bronze and copper inset depicting three figures around a bowl and saki pot -- 2.in.diam. See Illustration

Lot #: 43

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 25 Mar 1993

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An ivory netsuke of a kirin reclining on a rockwork base, its head raised...

An ivory netsuke of a kirin reclining on a rockwork base, its head raised to look up and the tail flicked under its hind leg (age cracks) -- 1½.in.long, 18th/19th century and signed Yuki to . See Illustration

Lot #: 44

Estimate: £250 - £400

Date: 25 Mar 1993