Auction 30.05.1991

Christie's
New York, Park Avenue

Date of the auction: 30.05.1991

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TWO SMALL CANTON ENAMEL VESSELS

TWO SMALL CANTON ENAMEL VESSELS 18TH CENTURY One a quatrefoil wine cup painted on the interior with blossoms scattered on a white ground, the exterior of ruby-red color, and with a gilt-metal handle formed as a bamboo twig to one side; the other a flattened ovoid snuff bottle, decorated with a pink

Lot #: 55

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 30 May 1991

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A RED OVERLAY BEIJING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

A RED OVERLAY BEIJING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE 18TH/19TH CENTURY Of flattened pear shape, the overlay cut with a phoenix on rockwork on one face, fixed ring handles at the shorter sides and five bats around a shou character above bamboo and waves on the other, minute chips, green glass stopper

Lot #: 122

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 30 May 1991

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A YELLOW BEIJING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

A YELLOW BEIJING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE 18TH/19TH CENTURY Of ovoid flask form, carved with a phoenix and two quail in a continuous scene amongst peony, chrysanthemum and rockwork, rim chips, green glass stopper

Lot #: 123

Estimate: US$700 - US$900

Date: 30 May 1991

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A SMALL CANTON ENAMEL EUROPEAN SUBJECT RECTANGULAR PLAQUE

A SMALL CANTON ENAMEL EUROPEAN SUBJECT RECTANGULAR PLAQUE 18TH CENTURY The plaque slightly rounded at the edges, decorated with two European figures reclining on the ground in conversation, one leaning against a pillow, the other against a tree, surrounded by a pink diaper ground, chips--5 1/4 in

Lot #: 53

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A FINE MINIATURE FOUR-COLOR OVERLAY BEIJING GLASS BOTTLE VASE

A FINE MINIATURE FOUR-COLOR OVERLAY BEIJING GLASS BOTTLE VASE 18TH/19TH CENTURY Of bulbous pear-form, decorated with prunus, peony and lingzhi sprigs in blue and red on green leafy stems issuing from pale amber rocks rising from a foot rim of the same color, all below a pale green dragon encircling

Lot #: 99

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 30 May 1991

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A GILT-METAL FILIGREE-MOUNTED WHITE JADE SNUFF BOTTLE

A GILT-METAL FILIGREE-MOUNTED WHITE JADE SNUFF BOTTLE THE JADE 18TH/19TH CENTURY Of flattened, rounded rectangular shape, the hardstone-inset gilt-metal filigree mount with a central shou character, tourmaline stopper

Lot #: 147

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 30 May 1991

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A PINK AND WHITE OVERLAY BEIJING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

A PINK AND WHITE OVERLAY BEIJING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE 19TH CENTURY, YANGZHOU SCHOOL TYPE Of flattened rectangular form, the overlay cut with various censers, 0ases and flowers, one seal mark dividing fixed-ring handles, stopper 0 0 0 0 } 0 0 BYE

Lot #: 124

Estimate: US$900 - US$1,200

Date: 30 May 1991

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A CANTON ENAMEL EUROPEAN SUBJECT BLACK-GROUND CUP

A CANTON ENAMEL EUROPEAN SUBJECT BLACK-GROUND CUP FIRST HALF 18TH CENTURY The sides decorated with three vignettes of European subjects, a courting couple, she holding a flower, another couple with the man blowing a horn and the woman playing cymbals, the third with a man and a woman viewing a

Lot #: 62

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 30 May 1991

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A SMALL CANTON ENAMEL EUROPEAN SUBJECT BLACK-GROUND SAUCER DISH

A SMALL CANTON ENAMEL EUROPEAN SUBJECT BLACK-GROUND SAUCER DISH FIRST HALF 18TH CENTURY Painted with a European figure seated beneath a tree drinking wine from one of the jars surrounding him, with European landscapes alternating with flower sprays in panels reserved on the rim, the exterior painted

Lot #: 65

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 30 May 1991

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A CHALCEDONY SHADOW AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

A CHALCEDONY SHADOW AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE 18TH/19TH CENTURY Of rounded rectangular shape, carved through the dark mottled inclusions to the semi-transparent ground with a bird amongst rockwork, coral stopper

Lot #: 116

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 30 May 1991

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A CHALCEDONY SHADOW AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

A CHALCEDONY SHADOW AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE 18TH/19TH CENTURY Of rounded rectangular shape, carved through the dark inclusions to the brownish-gray semi-transparent ground with two birds and an insect on a grass spray, carnelian stopper

Lot #: 117

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 30 May 1991

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A CHALCEDONY SHADOW AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

A CHALCEDONY SHADOW AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE 18TH/19TH CENTURY Of rounded rectangular shape, carved through the dark mottled inclusions to the semi-transparent yellowish-gray ground with a hawk below rockwork, metal-mounted part stopper

Lot #: 119

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 30 May 1991

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AN INSIDE-PAINTED ROCK CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE

AN INSIDE-PAINTED ROCK CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE SIGNED YE ZHONGSAN, DATED BINGYIN YEAR (CORRESPONDING TO 1926), YE FAMILY AT THE APRICOT GROVE STUDIO Of tapering hexagonal baluster shape, painted with a continuous scene of a lady in a chariot with attendants before an elderly nobleman riding an ass

Lot #: 129

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 30 May 1991

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A FAMILLE ROSE WHITE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE QIANLONG IRON-RED FOUR-CHARACTER...

A FAMILLE ROSE WHITE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE QIANLONG IRON-RED FOUR-CHARACTER MARK, 1780-1850 Of baluster shape, painted with two birds on rockwork amongst peony and chrysanthemum, below a tree rising to the shoulder, the neck with cloud lappets, rim chip, coral stopper

Lot #: 142

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 30 May 1991

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AN APPLE-GREEN JADEITE SNUFF BOTTLE

AN APPLE-GREEN JADEITE SNUFF BOTTLE Of rounded shape, with apple-green veins in the ice-green stone, the lower section with a yellowish tone, small jadeite stopper

Lot #: 152

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 30 May 1991

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AN AMBER SNUFF BOTTLE

AN AMBER SNUFF BOTTLE EARLY 19TH CENTURY Of well-hollowed rounded shape, delicately carved with a continuous scene of a goatherd and shepherdess in a landscape with animals, prunus, lingzhi and a young assistant, rim chips and minute crackle, apple-green jadeite stopper

Lot #: 157

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 30 May 1991

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A CHALCEDONY SHADOW AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

A CHALCEDONY SHADOW AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE 18TH/19TH CENTURY Of rounded rectangular shape, carved through pale and dark green mottled inclusions to the semi-transparent brown-gray ground with a bird by a tree, ice-green jadeite stopper

Lot #: 114

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 30 May 1991

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A CHALCEDONY SHADOW AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

A CHALCEDONY SHADOW AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE 18TH/19TH CENTURY Of rounded rectangular shape, carved through pale brown inclusions to the semi-transparent brownish-gray ground with dragons amongst clouds, one emitting water from its mouth to a pearl below, green glass stopper

Lot #: 118

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 30 May 1991

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AN INSIDE-PAINTED ROCK CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE

AN INSIDE-PAINTED ROCK CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE SIGNED YE ZHONGSAN, DATED GUI CHOU (CORRESPONDING TO 1913), YE FAMILY AT THE APRICOT GROVE STUDIO Painted with a continuous scene of numerous boys at play in a garden landscape, carnelian stopper

Lot #: 126

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 30 May 1991

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AN INSIDE-PAINTED ROCK CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE

AN INSIDE-PAINTED ROCK CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE SIGNED YE ZHONGSAN, DATED YI MAO YEAR (CORRESPONDING TO 1915), YE FAMILY AT THE APRICOT GROVE STUDIO Of rectangular shape with molded panels, painted with a continuous scene of scholars in a bamboo grove, bruise to side

Lot #: 128

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 30 May 1991

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TWO GILT-METAL FILIGREE-MOUNTED JADE SNUFF BOTTLES

TWO GILT-METAL FILIGREE-MOUNTED JADE SNUFF BOTTLES THE JADE 18TH/19TH CENTURY One of rounded rectangular shape and of yellow-celadon tone, the other of flattened pear shape and white tone, both with hardstone-inset gilt-metal filigree mounts, rose quartz and tourmaline stoppers (2

Lot #: 148

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 30 May 1991

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AN INSIDE-PAINTED AND CARVED GREEN GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

AN INSIDE-PAINTED AND CARVED GREEN GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE SIGNED YE ZHONGSAN, DATED DING MAO YEAR (CORRESPONDING TO 1927), YE FAMILY AT THE APRICOT GROVE STUDIO Of rounded rectangular shape, carved with two fish above waves on each side and painted with a continuous scene of fish amongst water weeds in

Lot #: 153

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 30 May 1991

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AN ICE-GREEN JADEITE SNUFF BOTTLE

AN ICE-GREEN JADEITE SNUFF BOTTLE Of rounded spade shape, the body carved in low relief with an immortal and bat under a pine tree on one side and a Buddhistic lion and bat on the other, the stone with pale apple-green inclusions, tourmaline stopper

Lot #: 154

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 30 May 1991

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TWO IVORY SCHOLAR'S ARTICLES

TWO IVORY SCHOLAR'S ARTICLES 18TH CENTURY Comprising a small flower-form brushwasher carved around the sides with blossoming branches, and a joss stick holder carved and reticulated with peony blossoms and a five character hall mark, yu tang chun fu gui --2 5/8 and 5in. (6.7 and 12.8cm.) long, wood

Lot #: 40

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A PAIR OF EUROPEAN SUBJECT CANTON ENAMEL SMALL SQUARE DISHES

A PAIR OF EUROPEAN SUBJECT CANTON ENAMEL SMALL SQUARE DISHES 18TH CENTURY Each decorated with European subjects, one a courting couple, the other with two merchants and a boy holding a coral branch, within gilt-decorated, black foliate scroll borders in the well, repeated on the exterior, base with

Lot #: 63

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A CANTON ENAMEL EUROPEAN SUBJECT BOWL

A CANTON ENAMEL EUROPEAN SUBJECT BOWL 18TH CENTURY The sides well painted with groups of European figures most likely representing scenes from the life of the Christ Child, with a band of blue foliate scroll on the foot rim and a keyfret border on the mouth rim, chips to enamel on foot rim--4 1/2

Lot #: 68

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A RARE ORANGE BEIJING GLASS RETICULATED DOUBLE GOURD-FORM VASE

A RARE ORANGE BEIJING GLASS RETICULATED DOUBLE GOURD-FORM VASE 18TH/19TH CENTURY The sides carved and pierced with an overall pattern of fruiting gourd vines above rocks carved at the base, the swirled, opaque orange glass possibly imitating realgar--5 in. (12.7cm.) high

Lot #: 97

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$1,800

Date: 30 May 1991

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AN INSIDE-PAINTED ROCK CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE

AN INSIDE-PAINTED ROCK CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE SIGNED YE ZHONGSAN, DATED DING MAO YEAR (CORRESPONDING TO 1927), YE FAMILY AT THE APRICOT GROVE STUDIO Of rounded rectangular form, the neck of rather smokey crystal, painted with ladies at tables in interiors, the sides carved with fixed-mask handles

Lot #: 127

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,200

Date: 30 May 1991

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TWO SNUFF BOTTLES

TWO SNUFF BOTTLES 19TH CENTURY Comprising a white jade and green glass bottle formed as an eggplant issuing from an applied mottled green glass calyx and with green glass stalk-form stopper; and a plainly carved flattened baluster agate bottle, well polished and of even, semi-translucent, pale

Lot #: 130

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A PALE CELADON AND RUSSET JADE SNUFF BOTTLE

A PALE CELADON AND RUSSET JADE SNUFF BOTTLE 19TH CENTURY Of flattened gourd form, lightly carved and incised with tied brocades on a ground of shou characters, some dark inclusions, red stopper

Lot #: 131

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 30 May 1991