Auction 30.10.2001

Christie's
Hong Kong

Date of the auction: 30.10.2001

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EMPEROR KANGXI (REIGNED 1662-1722)

EMPEROR KANGXI (REIGNED 1662-1722) POEM IN RUNNING CURSIVE SCRIPT CALLIGRAPHY AFTER MI FU Scroll, mounted and framed, ink on silk 168 x 47 cm. (66 1/8 x 18 1/2 in.) Three seals of the artist: Yuan Jian Zhai, Kang Xi Chen Han, Ci Ji Qing Yan One collector's seal: Chen Heng Yong Ao Cang Yin Note

Lot #: 601

Estimate: HK$100,000 - HK$120,000

Date: 30 Oct 2001

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EMPEROR YONGZHENG (REIGNED 1723-1735)

EMPEROR YONGZHENG (REIGNED 1723-1735) POEM IN RUNNING CURSIVE SCRIPT CALLIGRAPHY Scroll, mounted and framed, ink on satin 122 x 43.8 cm. (48 x 17 in.) Signed: Yong Wang Three seals of the artist: Yu Ci Lang Yin Ge Bao, He Shi Yong Qing Wang Shang, Qian Zhai

Lot #: 602

Estimate: HK$50,000 - HK$60,000

Date: 30 Oct 2001

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EMPEROR YONGZHENG (REIGNED 1723-1735)

EMPEROR YONGZHENG (REIGNED 1723-1735) POEM IN RUNNING CURSIVE SCRIPT CALLIGRAPHY Scroll, mounted and framed, ink on silk 155 x 66.7 cm. (61 x 26 1/4 in.) Three seals of the artist: Wei Jun Lan, Zhao Qian Xi Ti, Yong Zheng Chen Han Dated wushen year of the Yongzheng era (1728) Stated to be written

Lot #: 607

Estimate: HK$60,000 - HK$80,000

Date: 30 Oct 2001

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EMPEROR YONGZHENG (1723-1735)

EMPEROR YONGZHENG (1723-1735) POEM IN RUNNING SCRIPT CALLIGRAPHY Scroll, mounted and framed, ink on silk 39 x 86.1 cm. (15 1/4 x 33 7/8 in.) One seal of the artist: Yong Zheng Yu Bi Zhi Bao Three collectors' seals: Chen Heng Yong Ao Cang Yin, Lan [illegible], Wen Wan Wu Sun

Lot #: 608

Estimate: HK$50,000 - HK$60,000

Date: 30 Oct 2001

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A FINE MING WUCAI 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' PEN-TRAY

A FINE MING WUCAI 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' PEN-TRAY WANLI SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN A RECTANGLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1573-1619) The pen-tray is strongly potted with low flaring sides, the interior divided by a mountain-shaped pen rest, and boldly painted in the larger compartment with a phoenix and a

Lot #: 611

Estimate: HK$500,000 - HK$700,000

Date: 30 Oct 2001

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A VERY RARE MING WHITE-GLAZED LOBED BRUSHWASHER

A VERY RARE MING WHITE-GLAZED LOBED BRUSHWASHER ZHENGDE FOUR-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1506-1521) Exquisitely potted with shallow gently flaring sides divided into ten vertical petal-shaped lobes rising from the foliate foot to the wavy rim, surrounding the flat base

Lot #: 612

Estimate: HK$700,000 - HK$900,000

Date: 30 Oct 2001

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EMPEROR QIANLONG (REIGNED 1736-1795)

EMPEROR QIANLONG (REIGNED 1736-1795) STANDARD SCRIPT CALLIGRAPHY Scroll, mounted and framed, ink on yellow ground wax paper with a dragons amongst clouds pattern outlined in gold 36 x 91.5 cm. (14 1/4 x 36 in.) One seal of the artist: Qian Long Chen Han

Lot #: 613

Estimate: HK$50,000 - HK$60,000

Date: 30 Oct 2001

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EMPRESS CIXI (1835-1908)

EMPRESS CIXI (1835-1908) COUPLET IN LARGE STANDARD SCRIPT CALLIGRAPHY A pair of hanging scrolls, ink on silk Each scroll measures 215 x 34.5 cm. (84 5/8 x 13 1/2 in.) Three seals of the artist: Hai Han Chun Yu, Zhi Le Ren Shou, Ci Xi Huang Tai Hou Yu Bi Zhi Bao (2

Lot #: 614

Estimate: HK$30,000 - HK$40,000

Date: 30 Oct 2001

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A FINE AND RARE HARDSTONE INLAID BRONZE BUDDHIST LION

A FINE AND RARE HARDSTONE INLAID BRONZE BUDDHIST LION LATE MING/EARLY QING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY The figure of the recumbent lion is superbly cast with bulging eyes below bushy brows, snub snout, a wide mouth, flattened triangular ears and curly beard and mane, seated with its front paws crossed and

Lot #: 618

Estimate: HK$100,000 - HK$150,000

Date: 30 Oct 2001

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AN IMPERIAL HARDSTONE EMBELLISHED LAPIS LAZULI SCREEN

AN IMPERIAL HARDSTONE EMBELLISHED LAPIS LAZULI SCREEN QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) One side of the screen elaborately decorated with worked gilt-metal, intricately detailed with carved turquoise, tourmaline, amethyst, rose quartz, chalcedony and jasper jade to depict a flowering prunus tree and a

Lot #: 619

Estimate: HK$350,000 - HK$450,000

Date: 30 Oct 2001

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HONGZHAN (PRINCE GUO, 17TH-18TH CENTURY)

HONGZHAN (PRINCE GUO, 17TH-18TH CENTURY) LANDSCAPES AND CALLIGRAPHY Album of fifty leaves, comprising twenty-five leaves of paintings, and twenty-five leaves of calligraphy, ink or ink and colour on paper Each leaf measures 12 x 17 cm. (4 3/4 x 6 2/3 in.) Last leaf inscribed and signed: Jingyu

Lot #: 624

Estimate: HK$350,000 - HK$450,000

Date: 30 Oct 2001

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A FINE IMPERIAL GILT-SPLASHED BRONZE DOUBLE-VASE

A FINE IMPERIAL GILT-SPLASHED BRONZE DOUBLE-VASE CAST QIANLONG FOUR-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) Cast as a tall and a smaller component vase of slender ovoid shape, joined at the mid-section by a dragon with a body of elaborate archaistic scrolls extending across the two vases, its

Lot #: 627

Estimate: HK$120,000 - HK$180,000

Date: 30 Oct 2001

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A FINE AND RARE BRONZE 'QILIN' CENSER AND COVER

A FINE AND RARE BRONZE 'QILIN' CENSER AND COVER QIANLONG FOUR-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The mythical animal is cast sitting on its haunches on a rockwork ground, modelled with a single horn atop its head between floppy ears, finely detailed with bulging eyes under heavy curled

Lot #: 628

Estimate: HK$200,000 - HK$250,000

Date: 30 Oct 2001

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LI SHIZHUO (1687-1765)

LI SHIZHUO (1687-1765) FLOWERS Album of eight leaves, ink and colour on paper Each leaf measures 25.7 x 29.8 cm. (10 1/8 x 11 3/4 in.) Each leaf signed: chen, Li Shizhuo gonghui (painted by your humble servant) Each leaf with one seal of the artist, including: Li Shi Zhuo (double seal, twice), Li

Lot #: 635

Estimate: HK$120,000 - HK$150,000

Date: 30 Oct 2001

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JIANG TINGXI (1669-1732)

JIANG TINGXI (1669-1732) AUSPICIOUS TURNIP Hanging scroll, ink and colour on gold paper 98 x 62.8 cm. (39 x 24 2/3 in.) With a long inscription by the artist, signed: chen, Jiang Tingxi Two seals of the artist: Chen Ting Xi Yin, Gong Hui One collector's seal of Emperor Qianlong: Qian Long Yu Lan Zhi

Lot #: 636

Estimate: HK$80,000 - HK$120,000

Date: 30 Oct 2001

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EMPRESS CIXI (1835-1980)

EMPRESS CIXI (1835-1980) PINE TREES IN MOONLIGHT Fan, ink and colour on mica paper 17.5 x 50 cm. (6 7/8 x 19 5/8 in.) Entitled and signed: Yu Bi Dated summer, guisi year in the Guangxu era (1893) Three seals of the artist: Lan Yuan, Yi Shou Zhai, Ci Xi Huang Tai Hou Zhi Bao Reverse with poem in

Lot #: 638

Estimate: HK$20,000 - HK$30,000

Date: 30 Oct 2001

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EMPRESS CIXI (1835-1908)

EMPRESS CIXI (1835-1908) LOTUS Scroll, mounted and framed, ink and colour on silk 105.8 x 52.4 cm. (41 5/8 x 20 5/8 in.) Signed: Yu Bi Dated seventh month, dingyou year in the Guangxu era (1897) Three seals of the artist: Da Ya Zhai, Ci Xi Huang Tai Hou Yu Bi Zhi Bao, Xi Yu Wei San You

Lot #: 639

Estimate: HK$50,000 - HK$60,000

Date: 30 Oct 2001

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A SUPERB IMPERIAL FAMILLE ROSE AND GILT-DECORATED BOX AND COVER IRON-RED...

A SUPERB IMPERIAL FAMILLE ROSE AND GILT-DECORATED BOX AND COVER IRON-RED QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The domed cover finely decorated with a large peony flower-head with four tiers of curled and overlapping petals enclosing the yellow and pink stippled stamens

Lot #: 640

Estimate: HK$800,000 - HK$1,000,000

Date: 30 Oct 2001

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EMPRESS CIXI (1835-1908)

EMPRESS CIXI (1835-1908) PEONIES Scroll, mounted and framed, ink and colour on silk 125 x 61.8 cm. (49 1/4 x 24 1/4 in.) Entitled and signed: Yu Bi Dated first month, yisi year in the Guangxu era (1905) Four seals of the artist: Yi Ci Chuan Chang, Jing Rong Zhu He, Da Ya Zhai, Ci Xi Huang Tai Hou

Lot #: 641

Estimate: HK$60,000 - HK$80,000

Date: 30 Oct 2001

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EMPEROR XUANTONG (REIGNED 1909-1911)

EMPEROR XUANTONG (REIGNED 1909-1911) CHRYSANTHEMUMS Hanging scroll, ink and colour on paper 127 x 62.2 cm. (50 x 24 1/2 in.) Signed: Yu Bi Dated tenth month, renxu year (1922) Two seals of the artist: Xuan Tong, Xuan Tong Yu Bi Zhi Bao Inscription on the painting by Zhu Ruzhen (19th-20th century

Lot #: 642

Estimate: HK$60,000 - HK$80,000

Date: 30 Oct 2001

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AN IMPERIAL BEIJING ENAMEL OCTAGONAL BEAKER VASE, GU

AN IMPERIAL BEIJING ENAMEL OCTAGONAL BEAKER VASE, GU QIANLONG FOUR-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN A DOUBLE SQUARE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) Of archaistic bronze shape, finely enamelled in a famille rose palette with composite floral sprays, the facetted central section with alternating flower sprays

Lot #: 643

Estimate: HK$280,000 - HK$350,000

Date: 30 Oct 2001

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A MAGNIFICENT PAIR OF BEIJING ENAMEL PRICKET CANDLESTICKS

A MAGNIFICENT PAIR OF BEIJING ENAMEL PRICKET CANDLESTICKS YONGZHENG FOUR-CHARACTER MARKS AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735) Each with a bell-shaped base supporting a wide drip-pan with an everted rim and a small sconce and a pricket, finely enamelled in a rich famille rose palette with composite flower

Lot #: 645

Estimate: HK$400,000 - HK$500,000

Date: 30 Oct 2001

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AN EXQUISITE BEIJING ENAMEL MINIATURE TIERED BOX AND COVER

AN EXQUISITE BEIJING ENAMEL MINIATURE TIERED BOX AND COVER QIANLONG FOUR-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) Of rectangular section with canted corners, the box is delicately enamelled with stippled brushwork for fine shading, on the cover with shepherds and their grazing flock in an

Lot #: 647

Estimate: HK$80,000 - HK$120,000

Date: 30 Oct 2001

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A FINE AND VERY RARE BEIJING ENAMEL SMALL GLASS BOTTLE VASE

A FINE AND VERY RARE BEIJING ENAMEL SMALL GLASS BOTTLE VASE YONGZHENG/QIANLONG PERIOD (1723-1795) The globular body delicately enamelled on clear glass with pink poppies, yellow peonies and chrysanthemums at various stages of blossom, springing up from behind blue rockwork beside a prunus tree, its

Lot #: 648

Estimate: HK$120,000 - HK$160,000

Date: 30 Oct 2001

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ANONYMOUS (15TH-16TH CENTURY)

ANONYMOUS (15TH-16TH CENTURY) PORTRAITS OF ANCIENT KINGS AND SAGES A set of ten albums, each with ten to thirteen portraits of ancient emperors or sages, ink and colour on paper Various sizes Each painted leaf with a corresponding colophon Each album with one to two collector's seal of the Wanli

Lot #: 650

Estimate: HK$150,000 - HK$250,000

Date: 30 Oct 2001

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ANONYMOUS (18TH CENTURY)

ANONYMOUS (18TH CENTURY) EMPEROR QIANLONG'S REVIEW OF THE GRAND PARADE OF TROOPS Handscroll, ink and colour with gold on silk 68 x approximately 1550 cm. (26 3/4 x approximately 610 in.) Inscribed at the end of the scroll: Scroll Three - Review of Grand Parade Fifteen collector's seals of the

Lot #: 651

Estimate: HK$0

Date: 30 Oct 2001

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A FINE TURQUOISE GLASS FLUTED BOTTLE VASE

A FINE TURQUOISE GLASS FLUTED BOTTLE VASE INCISED QIANLONG FOUR-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE SQUARES AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The globular body and tall slender neck of the vase are fluted into octagonal section, supported on a straight foot of conforming shape, the glass of an even opaque

Lot #: 653

Estimate: HK$60,000 - HK$80,000

Date: 30 Oct 2001

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A RARE OPAQUE PINK GLASS BOTTLE VASE

A RARE OPAQUE PINK GLASS BOTTLE VASE INCISED QIANLONG FOUR-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN A SQUARE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The vase formed with a globular body rising to a tall cylindrical neck, raised on a splayed foot ring encircling the reign mark, the opaque metal of rose-pink tone with swirls of

Lot #: 654

Estimate: HK$120,000 - HK$150,000

Date: 30 Oct 2001

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A FINE AND RARE PURPLE GLASS BOWL

A FINE AND RARE PURPLE GLASS BOWL INCISED QIANLONG FOUR-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN A SQUARE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The bowl has rounded sides rising to everted mouth rims, raised on a short splayed foot ring encircling the reign mark, the transparent metal of an attractive light aubergine-purple

Lot #: 655

Estimate: HK$80,000 - HK$120,000

Date: 30 Oct 2001

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A FINE OPAQUE WHITE GLASS BOWL

A FINE OPAQUE WHITE GLASS BOWL INCISED JIAQING FOUR-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN A DOUBLE SQUARE AND OF THE PERIOD (1796-1820) The bowl is raised on a short splayed foot with the rounded sides rising to everted mouthrims, the interior well slightly sunken in a circular form to conform with the exterior

Lot #: 658

Estimate: HK$50,000 - HK$80,000

Date: 30 Oct 2001