China Trade Paintings: Selections from the Kelton Collection

Christie's
London

Date of the auction: 07.11.2019

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Chinese School, circa 1790

Chinese School, circa 1790 Three Chinese Deities watercolour and bodycolour and gold paint on paper each 17 ¾ x 14 3/8in. (45.1 x 36.5cm.) and similar (3) Provenance with Martyn Gregory, London, 1991, cat.27, nos 88a-c. (as 'Piu Ou Qua (1737-1826

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Chinese School, 18th Century

Chinese School, 18th Century Portraits of thirty-four bust length Chinese Emperors from Fu Hsi (2852BC) to Ch-ien Lung (1736-1795) each inscribed and captioned on accompanying sheets watercolour and bodycolour on paper 10 5/8 x 8 5/8in. (27 x 22cm.) (34) Provenance Anon. sale, Northeast Auctions

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Chinese School, 19th century

Chinese School, 19th century China – an album the drawings all titled with Chinese characters and numbered, nos 1 and 3 on five sheets, the first four detached, nos 4-271 as vignettes, four per page no.1: 5 1/8 x 126 1/8in. (13 x 320.5cm.) no.3: 5 ½ x 126 1/8in. (14 x 320.5cm.) nos 4-271 on album

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Chinese School, circa 1800

Chinese School, circa 1800 Porcelain Production – a set of twenty watercolour and bodycolour on paper each 9 1/8 x 9 1/8in. (23.2 x 23.2cm.) eight framed, twelve unframed (20) Provenance Anon. sale, Christie's Swire, Hong Kong, 9 Oct. 1990, lot 1362

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Chinese School, 19th century

Chinese School, 19th century The Cultivation and Export of Tea – a set of twenty-four all numbered in red (lower right) and titled with Chinese characters, titled in English on the backing paper pen and ink and watercolour on paper mounted on thin laid paper each 9 ¾ x 9 ¾in. (24.7 x 24.7cm.) (24

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Chinese School, circa 1810

Chinese School, circa 1810 Tea Cultivation bodycolour on card laid down on board 14 5/8 x 17 7/8in. (37.2 x 45.4cm.) and similar (2) Provenance Anon. sale, Christie’s, New York, 29 Jan. 1986, lot 3

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Chinese School, early 19th century

Chinese School, early 19th century Guanyin Hill, Canton, with the five-storey pagoda and the Old City wall beyond titled in Chinese characters 'Guangdong – Guangzhou – Guanyin hill' in the lower margin bodycolour on paper 15 ¼ x 20 ¼in. (38.8 x 51.4cm.) Provenance with Martyn Gregory, London, 2003

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Dutch School, first half of the 18th century

Dutch School, first half of the 18th century A Dutch Chart of the Gulf of Tongkin and the South China Sea, including the Coastlines of Southern China, and the Islands of Hainan, Formosa [Taiwan], Luzon [Philippines], and Batavia, Java single sheet, verso blank, coastlines heightened in green

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Chinese School, c.1800-1820

Chinese School, c.1800-1820 Penang; Cape Town; Canton; Malacca; St Helena; and Macao titled 'Penang', 'Cape Town', 'Factorys Canton', 'Mallacca', 'St Helena' and 'Maccoa' on the backing boards oil on brass each 4 3/8 x 5 7/8in. (11.1 x 15.2cm.) (6)in their original Chinese frames, mounted within two

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £30,000 - £40,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Unknown Maker, probably Chinese (Canton?), circa 1720

Unknown Maker, probably Chinese (Canton?), circa 1720 Peter I (Peter the Great), Tsar of Russia (1672-1725), standing small full length, in armour soapstone, with gold pique points and an inset (cut paste) stone, the back not carved and set with a hole for mounting 9 ½in. (24cm.) high Provenance

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Thomas Hickey (1741-1824)

Thomas Hickey (1741-1824) Portrait of George, 1st Earl Macartney, half length, wearing the Order of the Bath oil on canvas 30 x 25in. (76.2 x 63.5cm.) Provenance Henry Farrer F.S.A.; his sale, Christie's, 15 June 1866, lot 26 as Gainsborough Dupont (2 gns to S Flack). Anon. sale, Sotheby’s Arcade

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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William Alexander (1767-1816)

William Alexander (1767-1816) Walls enclosing a city or town called Pou-een-gin, November 3rd 1793 pencil and watercolour on paper laid down on card oval 11 7/8 x 15 ½in. (30.3 x 39.4cm.) Provenance with Martyn Gregory, London, 1985, cat.41, no.1

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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William Alexander (1767-1816)

William Alexander (1767-1816) Chow-Ta-Zhin in his dress of ceremony pencil on paper 9 ¾ x 8in. (24.8 x 20.4cm.) Provenance The family of the artist

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Chinese School, circa 1760

Chinese School, circa 1760 A Princess wearing Ji fu, with a pearl as hat insignia, holding a pipe, with a pair of golden pheasants, in an interior reverse painting on bevelled mirrored glass 13 ½ x 10 ½in. (34.2 x 26.6cm.) excluding frame 19 ¾ x 15in. (50.2 x 38.1cm.) including frame in a

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Chinese School, 18th century, after Henry Robert Morland

Chinese School, 18th century, after Henry Robert Morland The Fair Nun Unmasked reverse painting on glass oval 14 x 12in. (35.5 x 30.3cm.) including frame in the original giltwood frame Provenance Anon. sale, Sotheby’s, London, 31 Oct. 1986, lot 78

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Chinese School, early 19th century

Chinese School, early 19th century A Lady in Mourning by a funereal urn reverse painting on glass circular 12 ¼in. (31.1cm.) diameter in the original giltwood frame Provenance with Childs Gallery, Boston, June 1987

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Chinese School, early 19th century, after Gilbert Stuart

Chinese School, early 19th century, after Gilbert Stuart Portrait of George Washington, half length, wearing a black velvet coat and white lace jabot reverse painting on glass 28 5/8 x 21 ½in. (72.7 x 54.6cm.) 34 x 26 5/8in. (86.4 x 67.7cm.) including frame in original frame with original backing

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Spoilum (fl.c.1774-c.1805)

Spoilum (fl.c.1774-c.1805) Portrait of a Captain of the British East India Company, bust length oil and gold paint on canvas oval 16 ½ x 13 ¼in. (40.8 x 33.6cm.) in the original gilt-wood frame Provenance with Martyn Gregory, London, 1987, cat.47, no.117

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Chinese School, circa 1810

Chinese School, circa 1810 Chinese craft on the Pearl River – a set of forty pencil, watercolour and bodycolour heightened with white on paper watermarked ‘J Whatman 1804' and '1805' each 14 ¾ x 19in. (37.4 x 48.2cm.) and similar ten framed, thirty unframed (40) Provenance Anon. sale, Christie's

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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SHIPS’ LOGS. Manuscript log of the East India Company ship Bellmont...

SHIPS’ LOGS. Manuscript log of the East India Company ship Bellmont , opening in the Atlantic Ocean towards Bombay and closing off the south coast of England, 8 March 1788-12 May 1789. 144 pages, 450 x 285mm, daily entries recording the date, location, winds and weather, and activities and

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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After William John Huggins

After William John Huggins Whampoa in China, by E. Duncan handcoloured aquatint, published 1835 14 x 23in. (35.4 x 58.4cm.) Provenance Anon. sale, Sotheby’s, London, 5 Nov. 1987, lot 232

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Chinese School, circa 1810

Chinese School, circa 1810 Chinese Trades – forty-nine drawings pencil and bodycolour on paper watermarked ‘J WHATMAN / 1805’ each 19 ¼ x 15in. (48.8 x 38.1cm.) seven framed, forty-two unframed (49) Provenance Anon. sale, Christie's, New York, 15 Oct. 1986, lot 52 (which comprised fifty drawings

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Chinese School, circa 1810

Chinese School, circa 1810 Chinese Costumes: officials and their consorts of various ranks, merchants, archers and swordsmen bodycolour and gold paint on paper watermarked ‘J WHATMAN / 1805’ each 19 x 14 7/8in. (48.2 x 37.7cm.) thirteen framed, thirty-six unframed (49) Provenance Anon. sale

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Chinese School, circa 1810

Chinese School, circa 1810 The Death of a Mandarin bodycolour on paper 14 5/8 x 18 ¾in. (37.1 x 47.6cm.) and similar six framed, seven unframed (13) Provenance James Urmston (1750-1815). Sir James Brabazon Urmston (1785-1850), President of the East India Company's Factory at China and author of

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Chinese School, circa 1810

Chinese School, circa 1810 Six studies of Chinese Buddhist Monks and other Chinese figures inscribed with Chinese characters (in the margin lower right) and numbered (in the margin lower centre) bodycolour on paper each 14 ¾ x 19 ¼in. (37.5 x 49cm.) (6) Provenance Anon. sale, Sotheby’s, London, 6

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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SHIPS’ LOGS – CHINA. Manuscript log by midshipman William Hutcheon Hall of...

SHIPS’ LOGS – CHINA. Manuscript log by midshipman William Hutcheon Hall of the brig-sloop Lyra , opening at Deptford and closing in Portsmouth Harbour, 7 November 1815-13 November 1817. c.328 written pages, 315 x 200mm. Half morocco, marbled boards. A log-book of HMS Lyra , accompanying the abortive

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Admiral Sir William Hutcheon Hall, K.C.B., F.R.S. (c.1797-1878)

Admiral Sir William Hutcheon Hall, K.C.B., F.R.S. (c.1797-1878) Head Lands in China India from 1816 to 1846 – a sketchbook of coastal profiles all titled and extensively inscribed pencil and watercolour on the recto and verso of approximately sixty-nine leaves the sketchbook 7 7/8 x 6 3/8in. (19.7 x

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Chinese School, circa 1810

Chinese School, circa 1810 A view of Macao, looking north-east trade label of C. Lefever, carver and gilder of no. 5 Loll Bazaar [Calcutta], glued to the relined canvas on the reverse oil on canvas 8 x 11in. (20.3 x 27.9cm.) Provenance Anon. sale, Sotheby’s, London, 22 Oct. 1986, lot 103 (where

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Chinese School, circa 1816-1820

Chinese School, circa 1816-1820 The waterfront at Canton with the Danish, Spanish, American, Swedish, British and Dutch factories oil on canvas 8 ¾ x 11 5/8in. (22.2 x 29.5cm

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Chinese School, circa 1815

Chinese School, circa 1815 Whampoa Anchorage with Dutch, British, Austrian, French, Danish and American Shipping at anchor, the Whampoa docks in the foreground oil on canvas 13 ½ x 22 5/8in. (34.2 x 57.4cm.) Provenance Anon. sale, Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 18 August 2001, lot

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £12,000 - £16,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019