Auction 30.05.1991

Christie's
New York, Park Avenue

Date of the auction: 30.05.1991

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A BLACK BASALT SEATED FIGURE OF BUDDHA

A BLACK BASALT SEATED FIGURE OF BUDDHA PROBABLY LATE TANG DYNASTY Seated in dhyanasana , the right hand in vitarka mudra , the left in bhumisparsa mudra , his robes tied at his chest and falling over the square kang -form base, his face with a pleasant, peaceful expression - 11 1/4 in. (28.5 cm

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$6,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A BLACK-GLAZED BALUSTER VASE

A BLACK-GLAZED BALUSTER VASE KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD The tall slender form with slightly spreading foot surmounted by a cylindrical flared neck, covered in an even, lustrous black glaze thinning to chocolate brown below the white-glazed rim and interior, glaze

Lot #: 328

Estimate: US$9,000 - US$12,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A BLANC DE CHINE FIGURE OF GUANYIN

A BLANC DE CHINE FIGURE OF GUANYIN 17TH/18TH CENTURY Modelled seated in royal ease on a rock-form base, her left arm holding a scroll and resting on an adjacent arm rest, a rocky outcrop to the side supporting a slender pear-shaped vase, dressed in typical loose robes with jewelled pectoral, her

Lot #: 339

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

Date: 30 May 1991

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A BLANC DE CHINE FIGURE OF GUANYIN

A BLANC DE CHINE FIGURE OF GUANYIN 18TH/19TH CENTURY Standing on a domed wave base and holding a scroll in her right hand, her flowing robes sweeping to her left, her hair pinned with a tiara and falling in trailing tresses knotted at the shoulders, hand and scroll restored - 14 in. (35.7 cm.) high

Lot #: 340

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

Date: 30 May 1991

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A BLANC DE CHINE GUANYIN AND A BLANC DE CHINE TRIPOD CENSER

A BLANC DE CHINE GUANYIN AND A BLANC DE CHINE TRIPOD CENSER 17TH/18TH CENTURY The goddess of Mercy shown seated and wrapped within the graceful folds of her full robes, the soft, round face well modeled in a contemplative expression, covered in a glaze of slightly bluish tone; the censer of shallow

Lot #: 337

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

Date: 30 May 1991

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A BLUE AND WHITE BALUSTER JAR, GUAN

A BLUE AND WHITE BALUSTER JAR, GUAN 15TH CENTURY Painted in the windswept style with Shoulao seated playing weiqi with two of the Star Gods, the Eight Daoist Immortals painted in a continuous line around the body nearby, including Li Tieguai with his mythical toad and staff; He Xiangu with her lotus

Lot #: 308

Estimate: US$12,000 - US$15,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A BLUE AND WHITE BALUSTER VASE

A BLUE AND WHITE BALUSTER VASE KANGXI The sides painted in inky tones of underglaze blue with flowering branches of peony, prunus and magnolia flanking ornamental rocks, below a band of crosshatching on the shoulder and foliate sprigs on the neck, all within double line borders, base with artemesia

Lot #: 314

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

Date: 30 May 1991

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A BLUE AND WHITE BOWL

A BLUE AND WHITE BOWL QIANLONG SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD The deep, flared sides decorated with five fruiting tree roundels separated by pomegranate sprays above a band of overlapping leaf tips, within single and double line borders, small rim glaze chip--6 in. (15.3cm.) diam

Lot #: 322

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

Date: 30 May 1991

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A BLUE AND WHITE BOWL

A BLUE AND WHITE BOWL KANGXI MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD The deep, rounded sides decorated with a frieze of four stylized blossoms borne on leafy, penciled tendrils above a band of lappets, with a matching foliate spray in the interior, all within double line

Lot #: 323

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

Date: 30 May 1991

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A BLUE AND WHITE GLOBULAR BOTTLE VASE

A BLUE AND WHITE GLOBULAR BOTTLE VASE 18TH CENTURY Painted with a vigorous three-clawed dragon striding amongst scrolling lotus foliage on the body and neck below a band of foliage at the rim, some fritting at rim, base ground - 12 in. (30.5 cm.) high

Lot #: 325

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

Date: 30 May 1991

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A BLUE AND WHITE OVIFORM JAR

A BLUE AND WHITE OVIFORM JAR TRANSITIONAL Well painted in vivid tones of blue on the tapering body and waisted neck with a dense overall pattern of blossoming peony borne on scrolling vines issuing leafy tendrils, all within double-line borders at the base, shoulder and rim, the foot with a band of

Lot #: 317

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

Date: 30 May 1991

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A BLUE AND WHITE OVOID JAR AND COVER

A BLUE AND WHITE OVOID JAR AND COVER TRANSITIONAL Painted in inky tones of underglaze blue with insects hovering amidst detached sprigs of various flowers including peony, prunus, magnolia, camellia, aster, mallow and lotus, below a band of pendent leaf tips on the neck, domed cover en suite , cover

Lot #: 319

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

Date: 30 May 1991

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A BLUE AND WHITE RECTANGULAR FLASK AND COVER

A BLUE AND WHITE RECTANGULAR FLASK AND COVER KANGXI Each side decorated with two court ladies standing on a terrace flanking a jardiniere of chrysanthemums, with branches of prunus blossoms in the foreground and background, the flat shoulder with a different flower sprig at each corner, the molded

Lot #: 321

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

Date: 30 May 1991

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A BRONZE ANIMAL-FORM WEIGHT

A BRONZE ANIMAL-FORM WEIGHT HAN DYNASTY Cast as two combative lions coiled around each other, one with open mouth and both with sharp, extended claws, the mottled brownish-gray surface with some pale green patina and green encrustation--2 3/8 in. (6cm.) diam

Lot #: 215

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A BRONZE ELEPHANT CENSER AND PIERCED COVER

A BRONZE ELEPHANT CENSER AND PIERCED COVER 18TH CENTURY Modelled as a richly caparisoned elephant, the cloud collar saddle cloth cast with lotus above a blanket cast with a relief phoenix on each side amongst clouds, the pierced cover formed as a coiled three-clawed dragon amongst clouds, minor claw

Lot #: 17

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

Date: 30 May 1991

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A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, FANGHU

A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, FANGHU EARLY WESTERN HAN DYNASTY The faceted, pear-shaped body raised on a flared pedestal foot and cast on the shoulder with a pair of scaly taotie masks suspending loose rings, with a raised border encircling the mouth rim, with brownish patina and green reddish-brown

Lot #: 207

Estimate: US$12,000 - US$15,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A BUFFALO HORN CARVING OF THE HEHE ERXIAN

A BUFFALO HORN CARVING OF THE HEHE ERXIAN 18TH CENTURY Carved as two young boys, one standing and holding a circular box, the other seated at his side, both with jovial expressions and wearing loose robes belted at the waist, of bright reddish-orange hue, foot chip, 5 in. (12.9cm.) high, wood stand

Lot #: 20

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

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 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 CANTON ENAMEL EUROPEAN SUBJECT RUBY BACK DISH

A CANTON ENAMEL EUROPEAN SUBJECT RUBY BACK DISH 18TH CENTURY Well painted with a European couple seated upon a diaper-patterned blanket in a garden terrace, the woman holding a large pink fruit, with other large fruits spread before them, all within a large leaf-shaped reserve on a ground of

Lot #: 69

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

Date: 30 May 1991

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A CARVED CELADON-GLAZED PEAR-SHAPED VASE

A CARVED CELADON-GLAZED PEAR-SHAPED VASE KANGXI Unusually carved with a wide band of scrolling peony and foliage on the lower body below chevron bands and plantain leaf at the neck, the interior and base glazed-white, small foot rim chip - 8 7/8 in. (22.7 cm.) high

Lot #: 283

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

Date: 30 May 1991

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A CELADON-GLAZED BOTTLE VASE

A CELADON-GLAZED BOTTLE VASE YONGZHENG SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD Covered inside and out with an attractive, pale celadon glaze pooling slightly below the mouth rim, small glaze pull on one side--7 1/2 in. (9cm.) high

Lot #: 356

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

Date: 30 May 1991

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A CELADON-GLAZED SQUARE PEAR-SHAPED VASE, HU

A CELADON-GLAZED SQUARE PEAR-SHAPED VASE, HU GUANGXU SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD The larger sides molded with peach-shaped panels, the smaller sides with simple arrow handles at the neck, all under a pale celadon glaze - 11 3/8 in. (28.8cm.) high

Lot #: 357

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

Date: 30 May 1991

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A CELADON-GREEN JADE PEAR-SHAPED VASE AND COVER

A CELADON-GREEN JADE PEAR-SHAPED VASE AND COVER 18TH/19TH CENTURY The flattened body well carved in shallow relief with an allover pattern of leafy, blossoming vines entwined within a network of knotted ropes stretching from a band of ruyi lappets at the base and a keyfret border at the mouth rim

Lot #: 176

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

Date: 30 May 1991

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A CHALCEDONY AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

A CHALCEDONY AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE 18TH/19TH CENTURY Of rounded rectangular shape, carved through the dark mottled inclusions to the semi-transparent gray ground with a monkey in a pine tree and birds, a deer and lingzhi below, porcelain stopper

Lot #: 110

Estimate: US$1,800 - US$2,200

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 the dark mottled inclusions to the semi-transparent gray ground with an immortal amongst pine sprays and two bats, pink glass stopper

Lot #: 115

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

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 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