Auction 30.05.1991

Christie's
New York, Park Avenue

Date of the auction: 30.05.1991

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A RARE HUALI ALTAR CHEST 17TH CENTURY

A RARE HUALI ALTAR CHEST 17TH CENTURY The chest with one long and two short drawers, each delicately carved with archaistic dragons above the shaped apron and short cabriole feet, the flat panelled top set with a pierced gallery with a high back carved with a figure seated on a qilin on a pierced

Lot #: 45 A

Estimate: US$5,500 - US$7,500

Date: 30 May 1991

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A CHINESE PAINTING ON SILK

A CHINESE PAINTING ON SILK 18TH CENTURY Depicting a European gentleman in a tricorn gently tickling another European gentleman sleeping in a doorway with a fine feather under his nose, a young boy stifling a giggle by his side, another bearded man with a Chinese lady and child painted three-quarter

Lot #: 47

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A FINE AND RARE EUROPEAN SUBJECT REVERSE PAINTING ON GLASS

A FINE AND RARE EUROPEAN SUBJECT REVERSE PAINTING ON GLASS CIRCA 1810 Well painted with a scene from a play by Shakespeare, most likely the 'Merry Wives of Windsor', depicting two well-dressed women conversing in a lush garden while another eavesdrops from behind a tree, a flower-bedecked garden urn

Lot #: 48

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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FOUR ANGLO-CHINESE SCHOOL PAINTINGS

FOUR ANGLO-CHINESE SCHOOL PAINTINGS MID-19TH CENTURY Oil on paper, two laid on canvas, two laid on board, each approx. 32 1/2 x 53 1/4 in. (82.5 x 135 cm.), some restoration (4

Lot #: 49

Estimate: US$12,000 - US$18,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A LARGE IMPERIAL YELLOW-GROUND SILK EMBROIDERED RECTANGULAR DRAGON PANEL

A LARGE IMPERIAL YELLOW-GROUND SILK EMBROIDERED RECTANGULAR DRAGON PANEL 19TH CENTURY Worked with a bold full-frontal gold-couched dragon hovering above an auspicious basket confronted by a pair of gold dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls, all amidst scattered cloud scrolls and bats and above the

Lot #: 50

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

Date: 30 May 1991

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A CHINESE SILK DRAGON CARPET

A CHINESE SILK DRAGON CARPET 19TH CENTURY The main field woven with central dragon roundel surrounded by four triangular dragon panels at the four corners, all against a ground of interlocking stylized floral tendrils, bordered by dotted-line and key-fret pattern bands at the edges, all picked out

Lot #: 51

Estimate: US$14,000 - US$18,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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AN UNUSUAL CANTON ENAMEL EUROPEAN SUBJECT RECTANGULAR PLAQUE

AN UNUSUAL CANTON ENAMEL EUROPEAN SUBJECT RECTANGULAR PLAQUE YONGZHENG/EARLY QIANLONG The plaque slightly convex and the corners rounded, well painted with a European woman reading to a group of young boys, all surrounded by trees with a town in the distance, restoration - 5 1/2 in. (14cm.) long

Lot #: 52

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

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 PAIR OF EUROPEAN SUBJECT ORMOLU-MOUNTED ENAMEL PLAQUE BELTHOOKS

A FINE PAIR OF EUROPEAN SUBJECT ORMOLU-MOUNTED ENAMEL PLAQUE BELTHOOKS QIANLONG The rectangular plaques painted in mirror image with a lady holding a flower and wearing a low-cut dress, her hair tied with a pearl band set with a flowerhead, standing before bushes near an urn atop a column, all on a

Lot #: 54

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

Date: 30 May 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 GUYUEXIAN STYLE BEIJING ENAMEL WINE CUP

A GUYUEXIAN STYLE BEIJING ENAMEL WINE CUP QIANLONG FOUR CHARACTER MARK IN BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE SQUARE AND OF THE PERIOD Well painted in delicte famille rose enamels with realistic renderings of pink and yellow roses, blue asters and narcissus growing from a painterly formation of rocks against a sky

Lot #: 56

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

Date: 30 May 1991

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A FAMILLE ROSE CANTON ENAMEL SQUARE COOKER

A FAMILLE ROSE CANTON ENAMEL SQUARE COOKER QIANLONG The sides decorated with four vignettes of figures at various pursuits within blue dragon scroll borders reserved on a ground of gilt-decorated black foliate scroll, with a pair of metal C-scroll handles on two sides, the cover with two pastoral

Lot #: 57

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

Date: 30 May 1991

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A FAMILLE ROSE CANTON ENAMEL SAUCER DISH

A FAMILLE ROSE CANTON ENAMEL SAUCER DISH QIANLONG Well painted with a dragon leaping amidst clouds within a flower-form reserve on a ground of mauve diaper pattern below a band of bats and lotus scroll in the well and a band of gilt-decorated foliate scroll at the rim, the exterior decorated with a

Lot #: 58

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

Date: 30 May 1991

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A FAMILLE ROSE MYTHOLOGICAL SUBJECT CANTON ENAMEL CUP

A FAMILLE ROSE MYTHOLOGICAL SUBJECT CANTON ENAMEL CUP 18TH CENTURY Well painted with three European subject reserves, possibly depicting mythological scenes, surrounded by a rich, dense pattern of composite foliate scroll reserved on a bright blue ground, the interior enameled in pale blue, some

Lot #: 61

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

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 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 PAIR OF JESUIT CANTON ENAMEL SMALL SAUCER DISHES

A PAIR OF JESUIT CANTON ENAMEL SMALL SAUCER DISHES 18TH CENTURY Each painted with European figures in a pastoral setting, the scenes most likely depicting scenes from the life of Christ, one depicting the Holy Family with the infant Saint John the Baptist and another figure in a landscape, the

Lot #: 64

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

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 RARE PAIR OF MASSIVE CANTON ENAMEL CHARGERS

A RARE PAIR OF MASSIVE CANTON ENAMEL CHARGERS QIANLONG Each painted in a famille rose palette with women and a group of boys at play in a terraced garden, two boys fighting, one climbing a tree, one riding a hobby horse, one reading, another being offered a peach by one of the women and two watching

Lot #: 66

Estimate: US$18,000 - US$25,000

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 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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AN UNUSUAL AND LARGE CANTON ENAMEL AND HARDWOOD EIGHT-FOLD SCREEN SOME OF...

AN UNUSUAL AND LARGE CANTON ENAMEL AND HARDWOOD EIGHT-FOLD SCREEN SOME OF THE INSET CANTON ENAMEL PLAQUES WITH QIANLONG SEAL MARKS AND POSSIBLY OF THE PERIOD The screen inset with six large rectangular plaques and sixteen smaller square plaques painted in pale enamels with various Warrior Immortal

Lot #: 73

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A PAIR OF IMPERIAL ENCRUSTED ENAMELED GILT-METAL PETAL-MOLDED BOWLS

A PAIR OF IMPERIAL ENCRUSTED ENAMELED GILT-METAL PETAL-MOLDED BOWLS QIANLONG FOUR CHARACTER MARK IN RED ENAMEL WITHIN A DOUBLE SQUARE AND OF THE PERIOD Each of barbed outline and raised on a flared pedestal foot with keyfret border, the sides decorated with a band of conjoined, scrolling lotus

Lot #: 74

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A PAIR OF ELABORATE GILT-METAL CHAMPLEVE-ENAMELLED ALTAR ORNAMENTS

A PAIR OF ELABORATE GILT-METAL CHAMPLEVE-ENAMELLED ALTAR ORNAMENTS LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY Each raised on a waisted, rectangular galleried stand, one enclosing a caparisoned elephant carrying a vase on its back, the other with a large conch shell borne on a bed of waves, both auspicious symbols

Lot #: 75

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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AN UNUSUAL PAIR OF CLOISONNE FACETED VASES AND STANDS

AN UNUSUAL PAIR OF CLOISONNE FACETED VASES AND STANDS JIAQING Each decorated on the sides with elaborate taotie masks rising one above the other from a pair of archaistic birds near the base, with blue dragon scroll on the canted shoulder and the flared neck, the galleried mouth rim decorated with a

Lot #: 76

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

Date: 30 May 1991

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A MASSIVE CLOISONNE ENAMEL "HUNDRED DEER" VASE

A MASSIVE CLOISONNE ENAMEL "HUNDRED DEER" VASE QIANLONG/JIAQING Of hu form, the lower body decorated with deer shown amidst various trees, including peach, pine, paulownia and wutong, with water and mountains in the distance, between a band of lappets below and a ruyi collar above, the pedestal foot

Lot #: 78

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$12,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A WHITE-OVERLAY DEEP-BLUE BEIJING GLASS TRIPOD JAR AND COVER

A WHITE-OVERLAY DEEP-BLUE BEIJING GLASS TRIPOD JAR AND COVER 18TH CENTURY Carved through a semi-translucent white overlay with three bifurcated-tailed chilongs amongst clouds to the deep blue globular body, standing on short pad feet, the cover with bud finial and two white overlay bands, some air

Lot #: 80

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

Date: 30 May 1991

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A PAIR OF BLUE BEIJING GLASS GLOBULAR BOTTLE VASES

A PAIR OF BLUE BEIJING GLASS GLOBULAR BOTTLE VASES 18TH CENTURY Of globular shape with tall cylindrical necks, the feet separately annealed, each of semi-transparent tone with some air bubble inclusions - approx. 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm.) high (2

Lot #: 81

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$10,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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AN UNUSUAL FOUR-COLOR OVERLAY BEIJING GLASS VASE

AN UNUSUAL FOUR-COLOR OVERLAY BEIJING GLASS VASE 18TH CENTURY Of slender baluster form and set with two bold monster-mask and ring handles at the high shoulders, carved in relief in transparent blue, green, red and opaque brown with a phoenix perched on rockwork by flowering peony on one side and a

Lot #: 83

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

Date: 30 May 1991

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A RED OVERLAY PURPLISH-BLACK BEIJING GLASS VASE

A RED OVERLAY PURPLISH-BLACK BEIJING GLASS VASE 19TH CENTURY The gourd-form body with two chilongs contesting a flaming pearl cut through the red outer layer to the purplish-black ground--3 7/8 in. (9.8cm.) high

Lot #: 85

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$5,000

Date: 30 May 1991