Auction 30.04.1992

Christie's
London, South Kensington

Date of the auction: 30.04.1992

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An Indian gilt damascened leaf-shaped dish decorated with overlapping...

An Indian gilt damascened leaf-shaped dish decorated with overlapping leaves issuing from tendrils -- 9½.in.wide

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £20 - £50

Date: 30 Apr 1992

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A pair of Chinese cloisonne pear-shaped vases with tapering necks decorated...

A pair of Chinese cloisonne pear-shaped vases with tapering necks decorated with stylised scrolling flowerheads and leaves on a blue ground -- 8½.in.high; a Peking glass ruby red and white snuff-bottle, stopper -- 2½.in.high; three inside-painted glass bottles painted with figures and landscapes

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £100 - £200

Date: 30 Apr 1992

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Five various Mandarin gilt-metal mounted glass hat finials, each decorated...

Five various Mandarin gilt-metal mounted glass hat finials, each decorated with flowerheads and leaves -- 2½.in.high max. (5

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 30 Apr 1992

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A Chinese honey-agate snuff-bottle with speckled dark brown inclusions...

A Chinese honey-agate snuff-bottle with speckled dark brown inclusions, stopper -- 2½.in.high; a plain glass bottle cut with star-shaped panels, stopper -- 2¼.in.high; another plain glass oviform bottle, stopper -- 2¾.in.high; a miniature agate bottle, stopper -- 2.in.high; a turquoise blue glass

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 30 Apr 1992

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A Japanese cloisonne tripod spherical vase and cover with knop finial...

A Japanese cloisonne tripod spherical vase and cover with knop finial decorated with leaf-shaped panels of ho-o on a ground of roundels and flowerheads, below further panels of insects and foliage -- 14¾.in.high

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £20 - £50

Date: 30 Apr 1992

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A large Japanese cloisonne circular charger decorated to the centre with a...

A large Japanese cloisonne circular charger decorated to the centre with a crane in flight above chrysanthemum and grasses on a turquoise ground, set within a border of stylised flowerheads and foliage (slight wear, minor age cracks) -- 23¾.in.diam. See Illustration

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 30 Apr 1992

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A Persian brass rectangular plaque decorated in relief with numerous...

A Persian brass rectangular plaque decorated in relief with numerous figures at leisure and playing musical instruments, surrounded by scrolling foliage and below a band of calligraphy -- 13.in.high; and another, similar, decorated with figures on horseback -- 9¼.in.high. (2

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 30 Apr 1992

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A pair of Japanese bronze baluster vases with flaring necks and...

A pair of Japanese bronze baluster vases with flaring necks and mythical-head handles decorated with panels of birds among prunus branches -- 12.in.high. (2

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 30 Apr 1992

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An early Qajar tinned copper footed bowl with flaring rim decorated with a...

An early Qajar tinned copper footed bowl with flaring rim decorated with a continuous band of calligraphy around the neck above hunting scenes depicting figures on horseback and various animals in a wooded landscape -- 13¾.in.diam; and a larger late Qajar footed bowl decorated with rope-patterns and

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 30 Apr 1992

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A Chinese pale celadon jade brushwasher modelled as an open leaf...

A Chinese pale celadon jade brushwasher modelled as an open leaf -- 7½.in.long; a pale jade carving of a recumbent ram beside a yin-yan symbol -- 1½.in.long; and four celadon jade carvings of various standing figures holding an animal, a basket and a branch -- 2.in.high max. (6

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 30 Apr 1992

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A Japanese cloisonne slender tapering oviform vase decorated in silverwire...

A Japanese cloisonne slender tapering oviform vase decorated in silverwire with various birds among flowering prunus, peony, chrysanthemum and other foliage on a dark blue ground between borders of stylised waves -- 9¾.in.high

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £120 - £150

Date: 30 Apr 1992

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A Japanese cloisonne tapering vase, the flattened shoulder rising to a...

A Japanese cloisonne tapering vase, the flattened shoulder rising to a short neck with square everted rim, decorated in gold and silverwire with a butterfly in flight among flowering lillies on a dark blue ground -- 7½.in.high, signed

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 30 Apr 1992

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A Chinese blue overlay glass snuff-bottle decorated with stylised...

A Chinese blue overlay glass snuff-bottle decorated with stylised confronting dragons beside mask ring handles on a snowstorm ground, stopper -- 2¾.in.high

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 30 Apr 1992

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A pair of Japanese polished bronze slender tapering oviform vases with...

A pair of Japanese polished bronze slender tapering oviform vases with bamboo handles decorated to the body with bamboo branches -- 7½.in.high. (2

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 30 Apr 1992

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A boxwood okimono modelled as a karashishi head with an articulated mouth...

A boxwood okimono modelled as a karashishi head with an articulated mouth -- 2½.in.long. See Illustration

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 30 Apr 1992

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A large boxwood netsuke of a Noh-mask modelled as Hannaya with grimacing...

A large boxwood netsuke of a Noh-mask modelled as Hannaya with grimacing expression and inlaid gilt-metal eyes -- 3½.in.high, signed . See Illustration

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 30 Apr 1992

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A lacquered wood netsuke carved with two Noh-masks of Shio-Fuki and Okame...

A lacquered wood netsuke carved with two Noh-masks of Shio-Fuki and Okame, opening to reveal an erotic wood carving of an amorous couple -- 1¼.in.high, signed

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £250 - £400

Date: 30 Apr 1992

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A Jain-style white-metal shrine depicting the Tirthankara Rishabhnath...

A Jain-style white-metal shrine depicting the Tirthankara Rishabhnath, seated in dhyanasana on throne supported by lions and surrounded by seated and standing jina, a canopy flanked by elephants above his head and an arched section with vase finials, the reverse inscribed -- 7½.in.high

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 30 Apr 1992

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A pair of Moghul-style ivory supports modelled as recumbent rams...

A pair of Moghul-style ivory supports modelled as recumbent rams -- 3½.in.long. (2

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £100 - £200

Date: 30 Apr 1992

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A Turkish mother-of-pearl inlaid circular box and hinged brass domed cover...

A Turkish mother-of-pearl inlaid circular box and hinged brass domed cover, the cover decorated with a central stylised flowerhead -- 5.in.diam

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £100 - £200

Date: 30 Apr 1992

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A Burmese rock crystal carving modelled as a Buddha seated dhyanasana on a...

A Burmese rock crystal carving modelled as a Buddha seated dhyanasana on a lotus petal base -- 5.in.high

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 30 Apr 1992

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An Indian ivory carving modelled as a lady seated on a chair and pouring...

An Indian ivory carving modelled as a lady seated on a chair and pouring wine from a ewer into her glass -- 3½.in.high

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 30 Apr 1992

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An Indian white-metal beetle-nut crusher modelled as a parrot's head...

An Indian white-metal beetle-nut crusher modelled as a parrot's head -- 5½.in.long

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 30 Apr 1992

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An Indian silver and gilt damascened dagger with watered steel blade, the...

An Indian silver and gilt damascened dagger with watered steel blade, the hilt modelled as a horse's head and decorated to both the hilt and scabbard with panels of interlacing arabesques -- 16.in.long; and another gilt damascened dagger with watered steel blade, the hilt modelled as a horse's head

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 30 Apr 1992

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A large Chinese bamboo cylindrical brushpot carved in relief with numerous...

A large Chinese bamboo cylindrical brushpot carved in relief with numerous figures in a bamboo grove and below pine and in pagodas -- 13.in.high; a rectangular wood box and stepped cover carved with standing figures and dragons among clouds -- 13.in.wide; and a brass bell decorated with a dragon

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 30 Apr 1992

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A Chinese red lacquer circular box and comed cover carved with numerous...

A Chinese red lacquer circular box and comed cover carved with numerous dragons chasing flaming pearls -- 7¾.in.diam, Qianlong mark ; and a pair of red lacquer baluster vases and domed covers with pine finials carved with figures below pine before mountainous landscapes on a foliate ground

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 30 Apr 1992

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A Chinese hardwood carving of two figures seated on the back of a recumbent...

A Chinese hardwood carving of two figures seated on the back of a recumbent buffalo -- 14.in.long, wood stand; another hardwood carving of a standing immortal holding a staff with dragon's head terminal -- 17½.in.high; and five further smaller wood carvings of standing and seated immortals

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £100 - £200

Date: 30 Apr 1992

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A Chinese bronze ruyi-sceptre incised with a flowering prunus branch, the...

A Chinese bronze ruyi-sceptre incised with a flowering prunus branch, the reverse with a line of calligraphy -- 15½.in.long

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 30 Apr 1992

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A large collection of Korean books and related texts including 'Korean...

A large collection of Korean books and related texts including 'Korean Pottery and Porcelain of the Yi Period' by G.St.G.M.Gompertz, inscribed by the author to A.E.E. Mercer, 21st November 1969; 'Korean Celadon' and 'Chinese Celadon Wares' by G.St.G.M.Gompertz, inscribed by the author 21st November

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 30 Apr 1992

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A pair of Chinese porcelain snuff-bottles painted in iron-red with...

A pair of Chinese porcelain snuff-bottles painted in iron-red with angelfish to each side -- 2¾.in.high; and another pair painted in iron red with vases and jardinieres of flowers -- 3.in.high. See Illustration (4

Lot #: 34

Estimate: £120 - £160

Date: 30 Apr 1992