Auction 28.01.1993

Christie's
London, South Kensington

Date of the auction: 28.01.1993

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A Japanese ivory cylindrical box and cover with flowerhead finial carved in...

A Japanese ivory cylindrical box and cover with flowerhead finial carved in relief with flowering chrysanthemums and peony among foliage (minute chips to extremeties) -- 3.in.high, signed . See Illustration

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £250 - £400

Date: 28 Jan 1993

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Another Japanese ivory cylindrical box and cover similarly carved to the...

Another Japanese ivory cylindrical box and cover similarly carved to the previous lot, smaller -- 2¾.in.high

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 28 Jan 1993

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A Chinese bronze baluster vase with ring handles decorated with lappets...

A Chinese bronze baluster vase with ring handles decorated with lappets containing taotie below a similar band to the neck -- 9.in.high, sealmark to base

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £20 - £50

Date: 28 Jan 1993

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A pair of Japanese cloisonne slender tapering oviform vases with slightly...

A pair of Japanese cloisonne slender tapering oviform vases with slightly flaring necks decorated in silverwire with birds in flight among bamboo and flowering daisies on black grounds between bands of stiff leaves -- 9¾.in.high. See Illustration. (2

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 28 Jan 1993

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A Japanese bronze lobed jardiniere decorated in relief with birds among...

A Japanese bronze lobed jardiniere decorated in relief with birds among flowering branches below a band of ruyi-heads to the neck -- 12.in.wide

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 28 Jan 1993

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A pair of Qajar rectangular lacquer book-covers decorated with a shaped...

A pair of Qajar rectangular lacquer book-covers decorated with a shaped cartouche of a vase of flowers on a black ground -- 8½in.high; another pair decorated with a stylised tree on a red ground -- 8¼in.high; another pair decorated with a stylised leaf; and a pair of Indian book covers painted with

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 28 Jan 1993

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A set of six Peking celadon green glass octagonal bowls with everted rims...

A set of six Peking celadon green glass octagonal bowls with everted rims -- 5.in.wide; and a set of six octagonal plates en suite -- 7½.in.wide. (12

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 28 Jan 1993

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Two similar Peking amber glass flaring bowls with everted rims...

Two similar Peking amber glass flaring bowls with everted rims -- 4¼.in.diam; and a similar amber glass saucer -- 4¾.in.diam. (3

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 28 Jan 1993

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A pair of Chinese bronze square gu-shaped vases with flaring necks...

A pair of Chinese bronze square gu-shaped vases with flaring necks decorated with bands of stylised dragons on key-pattern grounds -- 5¾.in.high, wood stands; and an Indian copper shaped oval bowl decorated to the exterior with bands of flowering branches -- 5¾.in.long. (3

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 28 Jan 1993

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A Kashmiri painted white-metal pear-shaped sprinkler with domed top and...

A Kashmiri painted white-metal pear-shaped sprinkler with domed top and hanging fish and diamond-shaped drops, decorated to the body with interlacing arabesques and flowerheads -- 11¼.in.high

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 28 Jan 1993

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An Indian bronze figure of a dancing Shiva standing on the back of a dwarf...

An Indian bronze figure of a dancing Shiva standing on the back of a dwarf within a ring of flames, holding an hour-glass shaped drum and ashes of fire, on a rectangular base with lotus petals -- 18¼.in.high; and a Burmese bronze figure of a standing Buddha with flaming usnisa, with one hand raised

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 28 Jan 1993

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An Indian red sandstone fragmentary carving of an amorous couple in an...

An Indian red sandstone fragmentary carving of an amorous couple in an erotic embrace -- 8¼.in.high

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 28 Jan 1993

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A pair of Persian tinned-copper pear-shaped vases incised with oval...

A pair of Persian tinned-copper pear-shaped vases incised with oval cartouches containing birds and animals below bands of calligraphy to the necks -- 9.in.high; and a bronze divination bowl with flattened everted rim incised with bands of calligraphy -- 6.in.diam. (3

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 28 Jan 1993

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A Chinese cloisonne oval quatrefoil jardiniere decorated with confronting...

A Chinese cloisonne oval quatrefoil jardiniere decorated with confronting dragons and flaming pearls on a turquoise ground -- 8.in.long; a cloisonne flattened bowl decorated with a full-faced dragon on a black ground -- 7½.in.wide; a Japanese cloisonne koro and pierced domed cover on four feet

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £20 - £50

Date: 28 Jan 1993

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A Chinese six-colour overlay glass snuff-bottle decorated with birds among...

A Chinese six-colour overlay glass snuff-bottle decorated with birds among flowering peony branches issuing from rockwork, on a snowstorm ground, stopper (crack to body) -- 3.in.high. See Illustration

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 28 Jan 1993

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An ivory netsuke modelled as a standing man carrying a large bell on his...

An ivory netsuke modelled as a standing man carrying a large bell on his back tied to a rope -- 2.in.high, signed

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 28 Jan 1993

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A quantity of Cantonese ivory puzzles and sewing equipment variously carved...

A quantity of Cantonese ivory puzzles and sewing equipment variously carved with figures, flowers and foliage; a small quantity of mother-of-pearl counters in varying shapes; a bronze seal in graduating form -- 1¼.in.long; a bronze of three figures holding hands and carrying a glass sperical ball

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 28 Jan 1993

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A pair of Chinese silver pentagonal pierced bowls decorated with panels of...

A pair of Chinese silver pentagonal pierced bowls decorated with panels of coiled dragons, bamboo, prunus, chrysanthemums and other flowers -- 5¼.in.wide, stamped marks . (2

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £180 - £220

Date: 28 Jan 1993

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A Chinese ivory shaped rectangular plaque carved in relief with a figure...

A Chinese ivory shaped rectangular plaque carved in relief with a figure crossing a bridge beside further figures picking fruit from a tree -- 7.in.wide

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 28 Jan 1993

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A Chinese red-lacquer rectangular box and cover with canted corners carved...

A Chinese red-lacquer rectangular box and cover with canted corners carved with figures in a pavilion overlooking a mountainous landscape within a key-pattern border -- 5¾in wide; another rectangular box and cover carved with three figures beside pine and rockwork -- 6in wide; and another

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 28 Jan 1993

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A four-case roironuri ground somada-style inro decorated in aogai with...

A four-case roironuri ground somada-style inro decorated in aogai with water landscapes with buildings and willow trees, the sides decorated in geometric pattern -- 3½in.long

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 28 Jan 1993

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A greyish-green lacquer two-case inro decorated in gold and iroe hiramakie...

A greyish-green lacquer two-case inro decorated in gold and iroe hiramakie and kirigane with a karashishi, the reverse with a tree peony issuing from a rock -- 2¾in.long

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 28 Jan 1993

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A coloured lacquer four-case inro decorated in hiramakie with rape...

A coloured lacquer four-case inro decorated in hiramakie with rape blossoms, the reverse with butterflies (slight old wear) -- 3in.long, with signature Zeshin , porcelain ojime; and a four-case inro gold and black lacquer inro decorated in hiramakie, kirigane, kimpun and togidashi with maple

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 28 Jan 1993

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A Chinese mottled soapstone group of four female immortals seated on...

A Chinese mottled soapstone group of four female immortals seated on rockwork holding various attributes, a boy behind, one with a basket of flowers, a Buddhistic lion to one side -- 6in.wide, early 19th century , wood stand

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £20 - £50

Date: 28 Jan 1993

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A Japanese spherical ivory okimono carved in relief with numerous animals...

A Japanese spherical ivory okimono carved in relief with numerous animals including a bull, a hare, a dragon and a boar -- 2¼in. diam; and a Cantonese ivory stand carved and pierced with a dragon chasing a flaming pearl -- 4¼in high. (2

Lot #: 36

Estimate: £180 - £220

Date: 28 Jan 1993

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An iron tetsubin and cover with high loop handle, cast in relief with a...

An iron tetsubin and cover with high loop handle, cast in relief with a crab among scallop shells on a stippled ground -- 9½in.high, signed Morioka Senbon

Lot #: 38

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 28 Jan 1993

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A tuishu lacquer manju netsuke carved in the guri style with scrolls...

A tuishu lacquer manju netsuke carved in the guri style with scrolls -- 1¾in.diam

Lot #: 39

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 28 Jan 1993

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A Chinese mottled pale celadon flattened baluster vase and high domed cover...

A Chinese mottled pale celadon flattened baluster vase and high domed cover with Buddhistic lion finial and elephant mask ring handles, each side carved in relief with taotie between flanges, the cover similarly decorated -- 13½in.high, pierced wood stand

Lot #: 40

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 28 Jan 1993

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An inlaid ivory okimono of a seated scholar holding an open scroll in one...

An inlaid ivory okimono of a seated scholar holding an open scroll in one hand, a straw hat and a basket slung over his back, on shaped oval base, the details stained black (small piece of inlay missing) -- 2¾in.high, signed . See Illustration

Lot #: 41

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 28 Jan 1993

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A Japanese cloisonne tapering rounded square vase decorated in silver wire...

A Japanese cloisonne tapering rounded square vase decorated in silver wire with a group of cockerels and hens on a green ground, silver rims -- 5in.high

Lot #: 42

Estimate: £250 - £300

Date: 28 Jan 1993