Auction 31.08.1995

Christie's
London, South Kensington

Date of the auction: 31.08.1995

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A collection of seventeen various Chinese silver and enamel hairpins...

A collection of seventeen various Chinese silver and enamel hairpins, toggles and needle holders decorated with fish, bamboo, prunus, calligraphy and lotus pods; and a celadon jade pierced buckle carved with figures among flowers. (18

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 31 Aug 1995

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An ivory netsuke of a finger citron

An ivory netsuke of a finger citron on a leaf -- 4½.in 911.4cm) long; an ivory manju netsuke carved with running hares -- 2¾.in (7cm) long; a mother-of-pearl netsuke carved with melons -- 2¾.in (7cm) long; a blue and white porcelain manju netsuke painted with two fish 1½.in (3.8cm) wide; a

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £120 - £180

Date: 31 Aug 1995

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A stag-antler netsuke of two stingrays

A stag-antler netsuke of two stingrays inlaid eyes -- 4¼.in (10.8cm) wide; a stag-antler netsuke of a fish -- 5¼.in (13.3cm) long; another similar; a stag-antler netsuke of a boy in a treasure bag -- 1½.in (3.8cm) long; a stag-antler ashtray netsuke carved with fish -- 1¼.in (3.2cm) diam; and an

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £120 - £180

Date: 31 Aug 1995

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An ivory nut cosmetics box

An ivory nut cosmetics box in the form of a gourd -- 2½.in (6.4cm) long; a stag-antler netsuke of a wine pot -- 2.in (5.1cm) long; a pierced stag-antler netsuke of a gourd -- 1½.in (3.8cm) long; another of a dragon head -- 1¾.in (4.5cm) wide; and five ivory and stag-antler ojime carved with a skull

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £120 - £180

Date: 31 Aug 1995

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An ivory netsuke of a rat among fruiting vine

An ivory netsuke of a rat among fruiting vine -- 1½.in (3.8cm) wide; another ivory netsuke of a boy leaning on a table -- 1½.in (3.8cm) high; another of a kneeling boy beside a hibachi -- 1¾.in (4.5cm) high; and a stag-antler netsuke of a karashishi on a ball -- 1¾.in (4.5cm) high, 18th and 19th

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 31 Aug 1995

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A wood netsuke of a seated wolf

A wood netsuke of a seated wolf resting its paw on a severed head -- 1¾.in (4.5cm) high; another of a seated man holding a peach -- 1½.in (3.8cm) high; a persimon wood netsuke of a seated figure with grimacing expression -- 1½.in (3.8cm) high; another wood netsuke of a monkey in robes -- 2¼.in

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £120 - £180

Date: 31 Aug 1995

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A corozo nut netsuke modelled as a figure on the back of an octapus

A corozo nut netsuke modelled as a figure on the back of an octapus 1½.in (3.8cm) long; another carved with Okame -- 1½.in (3.8cm) long; another of a head with a crown -- 1½.in (3.8cm) long; and two similar ojime carved with monkeys and a boy beneath a tortoise -- 1¼.in (3.2cm) long. (5

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £120 - £180

Date: 31 Aug 1995

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A black coral netsuke of a standing Shoki

A black coral netsuke of a standing Shoki wearing a hat and holding a sword -- 2½.in (6.4cm) long; a balck coral ojime modelled as Daruma -- 1.in (2.5cm) long; an ebony netsuke of a crouching karashishi on a rectangular base -- 1½.in (3.8cm) high; and a silver ojime decorated with frogs -- 1½.in

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £120 - £180

Date: 31 Aug 1995

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A Chinese ivory fan handle

A Chinese ivory fan handle carved with an insect among lotus and fruiting pomegranates -- 7¾.in (19.7cm) long; a stag-antler pipe-case carved with a fisherman in a boat below rain -- 8½.in (21.5cm) long; a stag-antler two-case inro carved with a skull -- 2.in 95.1cm) long; an ivory two-case inro

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 31 Aug 1995

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A stag-antler netsuke of a long-haired mermaid

A stag-antler netsuke of a long-haired mermaid -- 2¾.in (7cm) long; another of a bearded Immortal on the back of an ox -- 2½.in (6.4cm) high; another of a recumbent stag -- 2¼.in (5.7cm) long; a hornbill netsuke of a seated Hotei with treasure bag -- 1½.in (3.8cm) long; and a nut netsuke of a coiled

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 31 Aug 1995

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An ivory manju netsuke carved with a rabbit

An ivory manju netsuke carved with a rabbit among rockwork -- 2½.in (6.4cm) wide; an ivory netsuke carved with a centipede -- 2.in (5.1cm) long; an ivory manju netsuke carved with a Kabuki actor -- 1½.in (3.8cm) long; and a bone manju netsuke modelled as a table carved with bamboo and pine -- 1½.in

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 31 Aug 1995

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A rattan seal netsuke

A rattan seal netsuke carved with lotus -- 1½.in (3.8cm) long; a nut netsuke carved with a snake coiled around a pot -- 1½.in (3.8cm) diam; an ebony netsuke modelled as a snail on a mushroom -- 1¾.in (4.5cm) long; a wood netsuke of a boy leaning on a mortar -- 1½.in (3.8cm) long; and another wood

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £120 - £180

Date: 31 Aug 1995

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A black coral netsuke of a snail

A black coral netsuke of a snail on its shell -- 1.in (2.5cm) long; a lacquered wood netsuke modelled as a basket of fish -- 1½.in (3.8cm) diam; another decorated with a cricket among leaves -- 1½.in (3.8cm) diam; a rose wood manju netsuke with grooved bands -- 1¾.in 94.5cm) diam; an ebony manju

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £120 - £180

Date: 31 Aug 1995

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A black coral okimono

A black coral okimono carved with Hotei holding a whisk, a boy attendant beside him among rockwork -- 3¼.in (8.3cm) wide. See Illustration

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 31 Aug 1995

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An ivory ashtray netsuke

An ivory ashtray netsuke carved with huts among pine and large flowers -- 1¼.in (3.2cm) diam; an ivory manju netsuke carved with carp -- 2.in (5.1cm) diam; a stag-antler ashtray netsuke in the form of a jar -- 1¼.in (3.2cm) high; a nut netsuke modelled as a karashishi with ball -- 1½.in (3.8cm

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £120 - £180

Date: 31 Aug 1995

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A famille rose snuff-bottle

A famille rose snuff-bottle painted with a lady on the back of a lion, the reverse with an Immortal with a fruitspray, stopper -- 2¾.in (7cm) high, four character mark ; a tortoiseshell oval box and cover -- 3¼.in (8.3cm) long; a soapstone wine cup carved with prunus -- 2½.in (6.4cm) long; a

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 31 Aug 1995

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A Chinese rootwood carving of a standing bearded sage

A Chinese rootwood carving of a standing bearded sage on a raised tripod stand -- 33½.in (85.5cm) high

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 31 Aug 1995

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A set of four modern Thai gilt-bronze seated mythical lions

A set of four modern Thai gilt-bronze seated mythical lions -- 17.in (43.2cm) high; and a pair of Chinese giltwood panels carved with figures before buildings among pine and rockwork -- 24.in (61cm) long. (6

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £20 - £50

Date: 31 Aug 1995

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A pair of Japanese bronze models of crayfish

A pair of Japanese bronze models of crayfish -- 8½.in (21.5cm) long. (2

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 31 Aug 1995

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AA Canton ivory card case

AA Canton ivory card case carved with figures at various activities in gardens among buildings and trees -- 4¼.in (10.8cm) long

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 31 Aug 1995

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A Canton ivory brush

A Canton ivory brush of cylindrical form, carved with a panel of scrolling foliage -- 3¼.in (8.3cm) long

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 31 Aug 1995

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A Canton ivory card case

A Canton ivory card case carved with numerous figures among buildings in a tree strewn landscape -- 4¼.in (10.8cm) long

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 31 Aug 1995

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A pair of Japanese cloisonne tapering oviform vases

A pair of Japanese cloisonne tapering oviform vases with silver rims, decorated in silverwire with ho-o in flight above flowering branches on black grounds -- 7¼.in (18.4cm) high. (2

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £50 - £80

Date: 31 Aug 1995

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A Chinese bronze circular mirror

A Chinese bronze circular mirror decorated in relief with figures and mythical beasts within bands of seals and geometric motifs -- 6in. (5.2cm) diam; another bronze mirror with bands of studs on grounds of geometric designs -- 8in. (20.3cm) diam; and a foliate rimmed bronze mirror decorated with a

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £600 - £1,000

Date: 31 Aug 1995

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A Chinese bronze circular mirror

A Chinese bronze circular mirror decorated with recumbent deer and mythical beasts between grooved T-shaped motifs on a leiwen, wave and dot ground -- 7.in (17.8cm) diam, Han Dynasty

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 31 Aug 1995

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A Chinese bronze circular mirror

A Chinese bronze circular mirror decorated with two seated figures and attendants, divided by two chariots drawn by four galloping horses, separated by four bosses surrounding a tortoise finial, all within a stylised dragon design -- 7.in (17.8cm) diam, Han Dynasty

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 31 Aug 1995

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Another Chinese bronze circular mirror

Another Chinese bronze circular mirror decorated with bands of seated figures between coiling mythical beasts, within bands of mythical spirits and wave-scrolls, the inner edge of the raised rim with archaic four-character square seals -- 7¼.in (18.3cm) diam, Eastern Han Dynasty

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 31 Aug 1995

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A Chinese bronze mirror

A Chinese bronze mirror decorated with bands of studs on star shaped and archic motifs -- 9in. (23cm) diam, Han Dynasty ; and another bronze circular mirror decorated with a band of seated figures and coiling mythical beasts within bands of four character seals and diamond diaper pattern to the rim

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 31 Aug 1995

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A Chinese bronze circular mirror

A Chinese bronze circular mirror decorated in relief with leaping frogs and birds amongst scrolling grape vines -- 4½in. (11.5cm) diam, Tang Dynasty

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 31 Aug 1995

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A Chinese bronze circular 'cosmological' mirror

A Chinese bronze circular 'cosmological' mirror decorated with seated figures and attendants among mythical beasts, birds and flowerhead bosses within bands of characters and geometric motifs -- 7¼in. (18.5cm) diam, Eastern Han Dynasty

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 31 Aug 1995