Auction 30.05.1991

Christie's
New York, Park Avenue

Date of the auction: 30.05.1991

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A GREENISH-WHITE JADE FINGER CITRON WATERPOT

A GREENISH-WHITE JADE FINGER CITRON WATERPOT QIANLONG The hollowed vessel carved as a cluster of pointed curled tendrils of fruit issuing from a gnarled leafy branch covering the rounded base, the veining of the overlapping leaves and knobby branches represented by lightly incised lines, the

Lot #: 168

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

Date: 30 May 1991

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A MUGHAL STYLE PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE OCTAFOIL BOWL

A MUGHAL STYLE PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE OCTAFOIL BOWL 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY The thinly carved sides divided into eight lobes, each carved in low relief on the exterior with one of the bajixiang set above a lotus blossom rising from the conjoined leaves which form the surrounding reserve, with the

Lot #: 170

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

Date: 30 May 1991

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A PALE GRAYISH-BUFF JADE CENSER AND COVER

A PALE GRAYISH-BUFF JADE CENSER AND COVER 18TH CENTURY The bowl well carved in shallow relief with a band of taotie masks set below raised masks and ingot-shaped flanges and separated by scrolled handles issuing from monster masks at the rim, the domed cover similarly decorated below a band of petal

Lot #: 171

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

Date: 30 May 1991

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A LAPIS LAZULI INCENSE BURNER AND COVER

A LAPIS LAZULI INCENSE BURNER AND COVER 18TH CENTURY The bowl well carved in shallow relief with two pairs of addorsed dragons set between narrow raised borders above and below, and separated by two winged-dragon handles, with a further band of paired dragons encircling the domed cover below the

Lot #: 172

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

Date: 30 May 1991

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A PALE CELADON JADE FLATTENED BALUSTER VASE AND COVER

A PALE CELADON JADE FLATTENED BALUSTER VASE AND COVER 18TH/19TH CENTURY Carved with a crane on rockwork holding a lingzhi in its beak on one side, a gnarled pine on the other, the waisted neck with archaistic dragon handles, the cover surmounted by a Buddhistic lion - 8 1/8 in. (20.5 cm.) high

Lot #: 173

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

Date: 30 May 1991

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A GRAY-STREAKED YELLOWISH-WHITE JADE DOUBLE GOURD-FORM VASE

A GRAY-STREAKED YELLOWISH-WHITE JADE DOUBLE GOURD-FORM VASE 17TH CENTURY The large well-hollowed gourd carved in high relief with a gnarled, fruiting vine which trails around the sides and across the base, the streaks of dark gray coloring in the softly polished, translucent stone cleverly

Lot #: 174

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

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 GROUP OF PALE CELADON AND WHITE JADE CARVINGS

A GROUP OF PALE CELADON AND WHITE JADE CARVINGS 18TH/19TH CENTURY Comprising a carving of Liu Hai and his three-legged toad; a carving of a Buddhistic lion and cub playing with a be-ribboned ball; a well- carved mythical beast clutching lingzhi in its mouth; a recumbent horse with small monkey atop

Lot #: 178

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$9,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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TWO SMALL JADE CARVINGS

TWO SMALL JADE CARVINGS 18TH CENTURY One a pale grayish-white jade carving of two quail shown recumbent atop a large leaf, with a sprig of lingzhi fungus grasped within their beaks, with some added russet coloring, the other a white jade carving of a kneeling boy holding a leafy stem over his back

Lot #: 179

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

Date: 30 May 1991

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A PAIR OF JADE AND HARDSTONE PLANTS IN GILT-METAL JARDINIERES

A PAIR OF JADE AND HARDSTONE PLANTS IN GILT-METAL JARDINIERES 18TH/19TH CENTURY Each nandina plant formed of green jade leaves with amber, turquoise, coral, amethyst and saussurite berries rising from a ground of crushed hardstone and jadeite pebbles, the hexagonal gilt-metal jardinieres inset with

Lot #: 182

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

Date: 30 May 1991

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A ROCK CRYSTAL DOUBLE-GOURD VASE AND COVER

A ROCK CRYSTAL DOUBLE-GOURD VASE AND COVER 19TH CENTURY Formed as a slender semi-flattened gourd, pierced and carved with bats and smaller flowering gourds suspended from gnarled branches spreading over its surface, the domed cover similarly carved as the stalk, the stone with some faint flaws, the

Lot #: 187

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

Date: 30 May 1991

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A ROCK CRYSTAL OVOID VASE AND COVER

A ROCK CRYSTAL OVOID VASE AND COVER The tapered body raised on an oval pedestal foot, with a pair of lingzhi sprig and loose-ring handles flanking the neck and a fu dog surmounting the cover--8 3/8in. (21.3cm

Lot #: 188

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

Date: 30 May 1991

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AN EMERALD, APPLE-GREEN AND WHITE SEMI-TRANSLUCENT JADEITE PENDANT

AN EMERALD, APPLE-GREEN AND WHITE SEMI-TRANSLUCENT JADEITE PENDANT Naturalistically carved as a section of bamboo, with nodes and bamboo shoots, a lingzhi spray with bamboo leaves cleverly carved from the white area, the stone of attractive rich tones, minute chip to one bamboo leaf - 1 7/8 in. (5.3

Lot #: 190

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

Date: 30 May 1991

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AN EMERALD-GREEN JADEITE PHOENIX PIN

AN EMERALD-GREEN JADEITE PHOENIX PIN Cut from a thin slab of the stone, well carved and pierced with the double-tailed bird in flight, a peony spray by the beak, the translucent stone of rich, mottled emerald tone, mounted with gold-plated silver backing and pin for attachment--the phoenix approx. 2

Lot #: 193

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

Date: 30 May 1991

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A JADEITE AND YELLOW GOLD BRACELET

A JADEITE AND YELLOW GOLD BRACELET Composed of ten semi-translucent pale apple-green oval cabochons, each mounted in slender gold bands with rope-work borders and connected by pairs of triple-looped chains, engraved 'Hong Kong 1908', mounted in 18k yellow gold - each cabochon approx. 1.4 cm. long

Lot #: 194

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

Date: 30 May 1991

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A RARE MOTTLED BROWN AND GRAYISH-WHITE JADE DRAGON PENDANT, LONGTAI JUE

A RARE MOTTLED BROWN AND GRAYISH-WHITE JADE DRAGON PENDANT, LONGTAI JUE NEOLITHIC, HONGSHAN CULTURE, 3RD MILLENIUM, B.C. The thick pendant simply carved as a dragon with large head coiled around a biconical hole, with a smaller biconical hole to the side and a slit cut below the mouth, the eyes and

Lot #: 197

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

Date: 30 May 1991

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A RARE JADE MIRROR-FORM PLAQUE AND A JADE BI

A RARE JADE MIRROR-FORM PLAQUE AND A JADE BI HAN DYNASTY Well carved in imitation of a bronze mirror, with an inlaid central knop encircled by a band of animals running between four bosses, within narrow and wide saw-tooth bands and a plain outer border, reverse plain, the stone now calcified to an

Lot #: 199

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

Date: 30 May 1991

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THE PROPERTY OF MRS. JOHN SCHORSCHER

THE PROPERTY OF MRS. JOHN SCHORSCHER AN ARCHAIC BRONZE TWO-HANDLED CIRCULAR FOOD VESSEL, GUI LATE SHANG/EARLY ZHOU DYNASTY Cast with a pair of looped lug handles issuing from horned animal heads and supported on a waisted conforming foot, decorated with a band of stylized taotie masks , similarly

Lot #: 206

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

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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AN UNUSUAL BRONZE BELL

AN UNUSUAL BRONZE BELL HAN DYNASTY Of flared cylindrical form with cambered rims, cast as if suspended from four ropes pendant from a circular plinth supporting a horse-form suspension ring, with blue and green encrustation inside and out--17 1/4 in. (43.8cm.) high, stand

Lot #: 208

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

Date: 30 May 1991

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AN UNUSUAL BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD VESSEL

AN UNUSUAL BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD VESSEL WESTERN HAN DYNASTY The bowl cast in shallow relief with a bowstring band atop an overlapped band interrupted by a pair of taotie masks cast in thread relief suspending loose rings, all below a sharply everted rim and raised on three supports, in the form of

Lot #: 209

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

Date: 30 May 1991

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A GOLD AND TURQUOISE INLAID BRONZE GARMENT HOOK

A GOLD AND TURQUOISE INLAID BRONZE GARMENT HOOK WARRING STATES The faceted shaft inlaid in gold with an allover pattern of hooked and 'T' scrolls, and down the center with a series of lozenges inlaid at the interstices with turquoise cabochons, the background filled in with further turquoise, with a

Lot #: 210

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

Date: 30 May 1991

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A SMALL ARCHAIC BRONZE MIRROR

A SMALL ARCHAIC BRONZE MIRROR HAN DYNASTY Thinly cast with a plain central knop, encircled by an inscription in pseudo Greek characters, surrounded by concentric crosshatched bands, all below the flat undecorated rim, malachite encrustation, cracks - 2 1/4 in. (5.8 cm.) diam

Lot #: 212

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

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 PAIR OF ORDOS GILT-BRONZE RECTANGULAR PLAQUES

A PAIR OF ORDOS GILT-BRONZE RECTANGULAR PLAQUES 2ND CENTURY B.C. Each cast in low relief with a pair of mythical, winged horse-like animals shown kneeling towards the outer edge, their back legs impossibly thrown up and over their backs and their bodies decorated with striated reserves, their long

Lot #: 217

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

Date: 30 May 1991

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A NEOLITHIC PAINTED POTTERY STORAGE JAR

A NEOLITHIC PAINTED POTTERY STORAGE JAR GANSU YANGSHAO CULTURE, BANSHAN PHASE, CIRCA 2500 B.C. The globular body painted on its upper half with bold sweeping black spirals enclosing four crosshatched medallions outlined in dark red, and a single serrated vertical zigzag line picked out in red and

Lot #: 220

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

Date: 30 May 1991

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A NEOLITHIC PAINTED POTTERY OVIFORM STORAGE JAR

A NEOLITHIC PAINTED POTTERY OVIFORM STORAGE JAR GANSU YANGSHAO CULTURE, BANSHAN PHASE, CIRCA 2500 B.C. Well potted and painted on the upper body with sweeping black spirals encircling four medallions outlined in red, the medallions decorated with a series of black dotted horizontal lines, all above

Lot #: 221

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

Date: 30 May 1991

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A LARGE NEOLITHIC PAINTED POTTERY STORAGE JAR

A LARGE NEOLITHIC PAINTED POTTERY STORAGE JAR GANSU YANSHAO CULTURE, MACHANG PHASE, CIRCA 2000 B.C The upper body boldly painted with a large solitary stick figure in red and black, between sweeping black spirals enclosing three zigzag medallions interrupted by a pair of loop handles, all above a

Lot #: 222

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

Date: 30 May 1991

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A GREEN-GLAZED POTTERY HU

A GREEN-GLAZED POTTERY HU HAN DYNASTY The circumference of the body divided by a grooved band interruptd by a pair of molded mask and ring handles, with impressed decorative bands encircling the base and middle of the neck, covered on the exterior with a thin, bright green glaze stopping irregularly

Lot #: 224

Estimate: US$3,500 - US$4,500

Date: 30 May 1991

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A PAINTED GRAY POTTERY FIGURE OF A MONGOLIAN PONY

A PAINTED GRAY POTTERY FIGURE OF A MONGOLIAN PONY HAN DYNASTY The stocky beast arrayed in armour including pointed bosses on its muzzle and the tip of its mane, facial details painted in black on a ground of white slip, traces of painted trappings on remainder of body, extensive earth encrustation

Lot #: 230

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

Date: 30 May 1991