Chinese Art from The Art Institute of Chicago

Christie's
New York

Date of the auction: 12.09.2019

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A RARE LARGE WUCAI 'GARLIC-HEAD' VASE

A RARE LARGE WUCAI 'GARLIC-HEAD' VASE WANLI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE IN A LINE AND OF THE PERIOD (1573-1619) The vase is heavily potted with a pear-shaped body rising to a cylindrical neck surmounted by a garlic-bulb-form mouth, and is decorated in underglaze blue and iron-red, yellow

Lot #: 710

Estimate: US$200,000 - US$300,000

Date: 12 Sep 2019

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A VERY RARE LARGE BLUE AND WHITE ‘DRAGON AND LOTUS’ VASE, TIANQIUPING

A VERY RARE LARGE BLUE AND WHITE ‘DRAGON AND LOTUS’ VASE, TIANQIUPING QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The sturdily potted vase has a globular body surmounted by a tall cylindrical neck and is vividly painted in deep cobalt blue with two five-clawed

Lot #: 763

Estimate: US$300,000 - US$500,000

Date: 12 Sep 2019

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A VERY RARE UNDERGLAZE-BLUE-DECORATED YELLOW-ENAMELED STEM BOWL

A VERY RARE UNDERGLAZE-BLUE-DECORATED YELLOW-ENAMELED STEM BOWL QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE IN A LINE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The bowl is well potted with wide flaring sides decorated on the exterior with panels of fruit and flowers above crashing waves on the splayed

Lot #: 757

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

Date: 12 Sep 2019

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A VERY RARE UNDERGLAZE-BLUE-DECORATED YELLOW-ENAMELED BOWL

A VERY RARE UNDERGLAZE-BLUE-DECORATED YELLOW-ENAMELED BOWL QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795), CAIRUN TANG ZHI MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE The bowl is finely potted with deep, rounded sides that rise to a slightly everted rim, and is decorated on the exterior with three flowering

Lot #: 758

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

Date: 12 Sep 2019

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A PEACHBLOOM-GLAZED DOMED WATERPOT, TAIBAI ZUN

A PEACHBLOOM-GLAZED DOMED WATERPOT, TAIBAI ZUN KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722) The domed body is incised with three archaistic dragon roundels and is covered with a glaze of mottled greyish-pink color shading to a darker grey above the foot. 4 7/8 in. (12.3

Lot #: 727

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

Date: 12 Sep 2019

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A TEADUST-GLAZED VASE

A TEADUST-GLAZED VASE QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER INCISED SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The vase has a compressed body and cylindrical neck and is covered overall with an opaque glaze of finely mottled dark yellowish-green color that continues into the interior and also covers the base. The

Lot #: 741

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

Date: 12 Sep 2019

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AN UNDERGLAZE-BLUE-DECORATED YELLOW-ENAMELED DISH

AN UNDERGLAZE-BLUE-DECORATED YELLOW-ENAMELED DISH QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The dish is delicately potted with shallow, rounded sides and is finely decorated in the center with peaches borne on leafy branches, and on the exterior with

Lot #: 756

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

Date: 12 Sep 2019

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A PEACHBLOOM-GLAZED BRUSH WASHER, TANGLUO XI

A PEACHBLOOM-GLAZED BRUSH WASHER, TANGLUO XI KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722) The compressed globular body is covered on the exterior with a glaze of soft rose color suffused with pale green speckles and thins to a pale pink tone on one side of the body. The

Lot #: 726

Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000

Date: 12 Sep 2019

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A PEACHBLOOM-GLAZED VASE, LIUYE ZUN

A PEACHBLOOM-GLAZED VASE, LIUYE ZUN KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722) The vase has an elegant, tapering, high-shouldered body covered in a glaze of pale greyish-pink color with some areas of moss-green mottling on the interior of the mouth. 5 1/8 in. (13.1

Lot #: 729

Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000

Date: 12 Sep 2019

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A RARE JIZHOU STENCIL-DECORATED PEAR-SHAPED VASE

A RARE JIZHOU STENCIL-DECORATED PEAR-SHAPED VASE SOUTHERN SONG-YUAN DYNASTY, 13TH-14TH CENTURY The vase is elegantly potted and decorated on either side with a stenciled, stylized flowerhead reserved against a dark brown glaze, and fixed-rings handles are on the shoulder. 8 1/8 in. (21 cm.) high

Lot #: 701

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

Date: 12 Sep 2019

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A RARE WUCAI 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' DISH

A RARE WUCAI 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' DISH WANLI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1573–1619) The dish has rounded sides rising to an everted rim and is decorated with a confronted dragon and phoenix in the center of the interior, below alternating dragons

Lot #: 709

Estimate: US$25,000 - US$35,000

Date: 12 Sep 2019

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A LARGE FAMILLE VERTE DISH

A LARGE FAMILLE VERTE DISH KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722) The dish is decorated in the center with a female immortal with an attendant and a deer pulling a cart, the exterior with iron-red shou characters, and the base is inscribed with an apocryphal Chenghua mark. 15 5/8 in. (39.6 cm.) diam. Provenance

Lot #: 734

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000

Date: 12 Sep 2019

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A PAIR OF SMALL MOLDED LONGQUAN CELADON PEAR-SHAPED VASES

A PAIR OF SMALL MOLDED LONGQUAN CELADON PEAR-SHAPED VASES YUAN-MING DYNASTY (1279-1644) Each vase is molded with peony scroll within ruyi -shaped panels on the body and flanked by a pair of applied fixed-ring handles at the neck and shoulder below the flaring mouth. Each vase is covered overall with

Lot #: 702

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

Date: 12 Sep 2019

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TWO SMALL CARVED LONGQUAN CELADON JARS AND COVERS

TWO SMALL CARVED LONGQUAN CELADON JARS AND COVERS MING DYNASTY (1368-1644) Each tapering ovoid jar is carved with a central foliate scroll band between a band of petal-lappets below and a smaller band of foliate scroll on the shoulder below a sawtooth band on the neck. The domed cover has similar

Lot #: 703

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$25,000

Date: 12 Sep 2019

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A RARE RETICULATED FAHUA JAR, GUAN

A RARE RETICULATED FAHUA JAR, GUAN MING DYNASTY (1368-1644) The jar has a broad, tapering body decorated with scenes of scholars, some on horseback and some accompanied by attendants, alternating with mythical beast masks and beaded roundels suspending various emblems and tassels. The scenes are set

Lot #: 704

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

Date: 12 Sep 2019

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A RARE FAHUA JAR, GUAN

A RARE FAHUA JAR, GUAN MING DYNASTY (1368-1644) The robustly potted vessel is decorated in relief with The Eight Immortals separated by monster masks and beaded roundels suspending various auspicious emblems, all below geese and florets on the shoulder and above a band of stylized lotus lappets

Lot #: 705

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

Date: 12 Sep 2019

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A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'EIGHT IMMORTALS' DOUBLE-GOURD VASE

A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'EIGHT IMMORTALS' DOUBLE-GOURD VASE JIAJING PERIOD (1521-1566) The vase is decorated with The Eight Immortals on the lower body and three depictions of Liuhai on the upper body and separated by divided by bands of floral scroll at the waist, all between bands of ruyi -shaped

Lot #: 706

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

Date: 12 Sep 2019

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A WUCAI GU -FORM 'DRAGON' VASE

A WUCAI GU -FORM 'DRAGON' VASE WANLI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1573-1619) The bulbous midsection is decorated with pheasants amidst ornamental rocks surrounded by flowering plants, and flanked above and below by five-clawed dragons in different

Lot #: 707

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

Date: 12 Sep 2019

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A WUCAI GU -FORM 'DRAGON' VASE

A WUCAI GU -FORM 'DRAGON' VASE WANLI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1573-1619) The bulbous mid-section is decorated with pheasants amidst ornamental rocks surrounded by flowering plants. The flared foot and tall neck are decorated with dragons in

Lot #: 708

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

Date: 12 Sep 2019

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A RARE LARGE WUCAI 'GARLIC-HEAD' VASE

A RARE LARGE WUCAI 'GARLIC-HEAD' VASE WANLI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE IN A LINE AND OF THE PERIOD (1573-1619) The vase is heavily potted with a pear-shaped body rising to a cylindrical neck surmounted by a garlic-bulb-form mouth, and is decorated in underglaze blue, iron-red, yellow

Lot #: 711

Estimate: US$200,000 - US$300,000

Date: 12 Sep 2019

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A LARGE FAHUA JAR, GUAN

A LARGE FAHUA JAR, GUAN MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY The jar is decorated on one side with two immortals greeting Shoulao, who is shown seated under a pine tree flanked by a deer and an incense stand supporting a censer. The reverse is decorated with a scene of four scholars at various pursuits amidst

Lot #: 712

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

Date: 12 Sep 2019

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A LARGE FAHUA JAR, GUAN

A LARGE FAHUA JAR, GUAN MING DYNASTY, 15TH-16TH CENTURY The vessel is decorated with a continuous landscape scene of scholars and attendants enjoying leisurely activities amidst bamboo, between ruyi -shaped panels containing the Eight Buddhist Emblems on the shoulder and a band of lappets above the

Lot #: 713

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

Date: 12 Sep 2019

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A PAIR OF SMALL BISCUIT-DECORATED WHITE-GLAZED BOTTLE VASES

A PAIR OF SMALL BISCUIT-DECORATED WHITE-GLAZED BOTTLE VASES MING DYNASTY, 16TH-17TH CENTURY Each vase is of pear shape and is applied with a chilong left in the biscuit at the shoulder. 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) high Provenance Russell Tyson (1867-1963) Collection, Chicago. The Art Institute of Chicago

Lot #: 714

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

Date: 12 Sep 2019

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A RARE LARGE DEHUA RELIEF-DECORATED JARDINIÈRE

A RARE LARGE DEHUA RELIEF-DECORATED JARDINIÈRE 17TH-18TH CENTURY The exterior of the vessel is decorated in relief with birds amidst various blossoming flowers and rock formations, and the base is pierced with a conjoined cash design. 15 1/8 in. (38.3 cm.) diam. Provenance Kate Sturges Buckingham

Lot #: 715

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

Date: 12 Sep 2019

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A CARVED BLUE AND WHITE GU -FORM VASE

A CARVED BLUE AND WHITE GU -FORM VASE KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722) The vase is decorated with eight dragon roundels on a ground of carved peony blossoms. 17 ¼ in. (43.8 cm.) high Provenance Janis H. Palmer (1917-1984) Collection, Chicago. The Art Institute of Chicago, accessioned in 1986

Lot #: 716

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

Date: 12 Sep 2019

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A BLUE AND WHITE BOTTLE VASE

A BLUE AND WHITE BOTTLE VASE KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722) The vase has a compressed globular body surmounted by a broad cylindrical neck and is decorated with an overall design of dense foliate scroll between a narrow band of swirls above the foot and a band containing an apocryphal Xuande mark in a

Lot #: 717

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

Date: 12 Sep 2019

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A YELLOW-ENAMELED BLUE-GROUND 'DRAGON' DISH

A YELLOW-ENAMELED BLUE-GROUND 'DRAGON' DISH KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722) The interior is decorated with a five-clawed dragon writhing amidst clouds and flames in pursuit of a flaming pearl, below two further dragons chasing flaming

Lot #: 718

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

Date: 12 Sep 2019

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A SMALL LANGYAO MEIPING

A SMALL LANGYAO MEIPING KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722) The high-shouldered vase is covered overall with a mottled glaze of rich, crushed-strawberry tone. 6 ¾ in. (17.1 cm.) high Provenance Carrie H. (1859-1937) and Martin A. (1856-1932) Ryerson Collection, Chicago. The Art Institute of Chicago

Lot #: 719

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

Date: 12 Sep 2019

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A LANGYAO PEAR-SHAPED VASE

A LANGYAO PEAR-SHAPED VASE KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722) The vase is raised on a tall spreading foot and covered overall with a mottled, crackled glaze of crushed strawberry tone thinning to a pale celadon color at the mouth rim and stopping neatly above the foot ring. The base and interior are covered

Lot #: 720

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

Date: 12 Sep 2019

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A YELLOW-GLAZED BOWL

A YELLOW-GLAZED BOWL KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722) The bowl is well potted with a deep, rounded body that rises to a slightly flared rim, and is covered inside and out with a glaze of rich egg yolk-yellow that pools darker above the

Lot #: 721

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$9,000

Date: 12 Sep 2019