Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

Christie's
6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

Date of the auction: 06.11.2009

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FOUR BRONZE MIRRORS, HAN DYNASTY OR LATER (206BC-220AD)

FOUR BRONZE MIRRORS, HAN DYNASTY OR LATER (206BC-220AD)
FOUR BRONZE MIRRORS, HAN DYNASTY OR LATER (206BC-220AD) comprising a round mirror, the reverse side with central knop within a square of fine raised lines, the inner roundel with TLV design surrounded by deppctions of fish, birds, snails, frogs

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 6 Nov 2009

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A GROUP OF FOUR BRONZE MIRRORS, HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220) ...

A GROUP OF FOUR BRONZE MIRRORS, HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220) AND LATER
A GROUP OF FOUR BRONZE MIRRORS, HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220) AND LATER the first decorated with 'T' motifs on an overall ground of rope design encircling small hearts; the second with four mythological animals amongst scolling and

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 6 Nov 2009

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FIVE EARLY PALE GREENISH-GREY JADE CARVINGS, SHANG/ZHOU DYNA...

FIVE EARLY PALE GREENISH-GREY JADE CARVINGS, SHANG/ZHOU DYNASTY AND LATER
FIVE EARLY PALE GREENISH-GREY JADE CARVINGS, SHANG/ZHOU DYNASTY AND LATER comprising a light green jade guei pendant in profile, Zhou Dynasty (1100-221BC); a celadon jade pendant of a buffalo head, of convex form, Zhou Dynasty

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 6 Nov 2009

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TWO ARCHAIC JADE DRAGON PENDANTS, ZHOU DYNASTY (1100-221BC) ...

TWO ARCHAIC JADE DRAGON PENDANTS, ZHOU DYNASTY (1100-221BC)
TWO ARCHAIC JADE DRAGON PENDANTS, ZHOU DYNASTY (1100-221BC) comprising a coiled dragon pendant carved in profile with scrolling extremities, the jade of opaque celadon, cream and russet tone; and a stylised curved dragon pendant, with a

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 6 Nov 2009

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A GROUP OF SEVEN JADE CARVINGS, SHANG DYNASTY (1600-1100BC) ...

A GROUP OF SEVEN JADE CARVINGS, SHANG DYNASTY (1600-1100BC) AND LATER
A GROUP OF SEVEN JADE CARVINGS, SHANG DYNASTY (1600-1100BC) AND LATER comprising a small rectangular brown black jade cong, with one side pierced; a pale celadon jade cylindrical bead with four vertical coils; a green jade grooved

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 6 Nov 2009

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TEN EARLY JADE FISH PEDAANTS, SHANG/WESTERN SHOU DYNASTY (16...

TEN EARLY JADE FISH PEDAANTS, SHANG/WESTERN SHOU DYNASTY (1600-771BC)
TEN EARLY JADE FISH PEDAANTS, SHANG/WESTERN SHOU DYNASTY (1600-771BC) comprising a long opaque greenish-tan jade fish-formed implement; two similar translucent dark green and grey jade elongated fish pendants; a partially altered

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 6 Nov 2009

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A GROUP OF FIVE BRONZE FIGURAL FITTINGS

A GROUP OF FIVE BRONZE FIGURAL FITTINGS
A GROUP OF FIVE BRONZE FIGURAL FITTINGS comprising a plaque cast as a tiger eating a ram, with another two rams underfoot; a circular belthook with two dragon heads atop scrolling clouds; a belt buckle and clasp, the wider section cast with two guei dragons

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 6 Nov 2009

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EIGHT BRONZE FIGURAL FITTINGS, HAN DYNASTY AND LATER (206BC-...

EIGHT BRONZE FIGURAL FITTINGS, HAN DYNASTY AND LATER (206BC-220AD)
EIGHT BRONZE FIGURAL FITTINGS, HAN DYNASTY AND LATER (206BC-220AD) comprising a bronze recumbent boar plaque; a belthook in the form of a rams head; a small flattened model of a camel, drill hole for the eye; a plaque of a carnivore

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £600 - £1,200

Date: 6 Nov 2009

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A GROUP OF SEVEN SMALL BRONZE FITTINGS

A GROUP OF SEVEN SMALL BRONZE FITTINGS
A GROUP OF SEVEN SMALL BRONZE FITTINGS comprising a ring buckle cast with two stylised felines and their prey, further animal heads to terminals; a similar ring buckle with two felines and a boar, bird head terminal; a further ring formed by a stylised coiled

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £600 - £1,000

Date: 6 Nov 2009

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NINE SMALL BRONZE ANIMAL FITTINGS

NINE SMALL BRONZE ANIMAL FITTINGS
NINE SMALL BRONZE ANIMAL FITTINGS comprising a garment hook of a crouching feline with open, roaring mouth with incised collar and fur detailing; a flying crane with one flattened edge; a pair of opposing bull ornaments, each with one flattened edge, each with four

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 6 Nov 2009

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A GROUP OF SEVEN JADE BLADES, SHANG DYNASTY (1600-1100BC) AN...

A GROUP OF SEVEN JADE BLADES, SHANG DYNASTY (1600-1100BC) AND LATER
A GROUP OF SEVEN JADE BLADES, SHANG DYNASTY (1600-1100BC) AND LATER the first of curved form, carved with raised ridges and animal mask to the lower part, the stone of grey and black tone; an opaque dark cream streaked grey and

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 6 Nov 2009

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FIVE EARLY JADE BIRD PENDANTS, SHANG/ZHOU DYNASTY (1600-771B...

FIVE EARLY JADE BIRD PENDANTS, SHANG/ZHOU DYNASTY (1600-771BC)
FIVE EARLY JADE BIRD PENDANTS, SHANG/ZHOU DYNASTY (1600-771BC) comprising a semi-transluscent cream jade pendant, mostly calcified, carved as an owl in profile with incised eye and beak detailing, drill hole to top of head; a

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 6 Nov 2009

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FOUR JADE CICADA PENDANTS, HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220)

FOUR JADE CICADA PENDANTS, HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220)
FOUR JADE CICADA PENDANTS, HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220) all with incised details; comprising two larger flattened pendants, the first of translucent pale celadon tone, the second of translucent and opaque pale celadon and russet tone; and two

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 6 Nov 2009

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FOUR JADE CONG TOGETHER WITH A GREENISH GREY JADE AXE AND MO...

FOUR JADE CONG TOGETHER WITH A GREENISH GREY JADE AXE AND MOTTLED GREEN JADE BLADE, ZHOU DYNASTY AND LATER (1100-221BC)
FOUR JADE CONG TOGETHER WITH A GREENISH GREY JADE AXE AND MOTTLED GREEN JADE BLADE, ZHOU DYNASTY AND LATER (1100-221BC) comprising a cream jade with brown specks carved as a long

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 6 Nov 2009

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A GROUP OF EIGHT BRONZE RECTANGULAR FITTINGS, HAN DYNASTY (2...

A GROUP OF EIGHT BRONZE RECTANGULAR FITTINGS, HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220) AND LATER
A GROUP OF EIGHT BRONZE RECTANGULAR FITTINGS, HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220) AND LATER all similarly cast in openwork within a thin frame, comprising three plaques with three horses in profile; three decorated with

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 6 Nov 2009

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FOUR SMALL BRONZE ANIMALS, AND A METAL FIGURE OF A SEATED MO...

FOUR SMALL BRONZE ANIMALS, AND A METAL FIGURE OF A SEATED MONKEY, HAN DYNASTY AND LATER (206BC-220AD)
FOUR SMALL BRONZE ANIMALS, AND A METAL FIGURE OF A SEATED MONKEY, HAN DYNASTY AND LATER (206BC-220AD) comprising an ordos bronze resting deer, formed from sectional head and body pieces, the legs

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £600 - £1,000

Date: 6 Nov 2009

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A GROUP OF NINE BRONZE FIGURAL FITTINGS, HAN DYNASTY (206 BC...

A GROUP OF NINE BRONZE FIGURAL FITTINGS, HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220) AND LATER
A GROUP OF NINE BRONZE FIGURAL FITTINGS, HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220) AND LATER comprising a bronze belt buckle in the form of a recumbent ram, its long horns joined to the body; an ornament cast with two small mirrored

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 6 Nov 2009

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FIVE BRONZE MIRRORS, WARRING STATES AND LATER (475-221BC)

FIVE BRONZE MIRRORS, WARRING STATES AND LATER (475-221BC)
FIVE BRONZE MIRRORS, WARRING STATES AND LATER (475-221BC) comprising a small mirror, decorated in relief to the reverse side with interlocking scrolls, the small loop knop surrounded by a squared centre section; the second mirror decorated

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 6 Nov 2009

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TWO BRONZE MIRRORS, PROBABLY HAN DYNASTY (206BC-220AD)

TWO BRONZE MIRRORS, PROBABLY HAN DYNASTY (206BC-220AD)
TWO BRONZE MIRRORS, PROBABLY HAN DYNASTY (206BC-220AD) comprising a large circular mirror, decorated in high relief and with slender raised lines with concentric bands of motifs radiating from the centre, with a pair of confronting dragons, a

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 6 Nov 2009

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THREE EARLY JADE BIRD PENDANTS, SHANG DYNASTY (1600-1100BC) ...

THREE EARLY JADE BIRD PENDANTS, SHANG DYNASTY (1600-1100BC)
THREE EARLY JADE BIRD PENDANTS, SHANG DYNASTY (1600-1100BC) comprising a pale green jade with brown clouds to the breast and feet of the bird pendant, carved in profile with deeply incised lines indicating plumage and incised eye detailing

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 6 Nov 2009

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A GROUP OF SIX JADE RE-CARVED BLADES, SHANG DYNASTY (1600-11...

A GROUP OF SIX JADE RE-CARVED BLADES, SHANG DYNASTY (1600-1100) AND LATER
A GROUP OF SIX JADE RE-CARVED BLADES, SHANG DYNASTY (1600-1100) AND LATER comprising a flat rectangular dark green jade blade; a mottled brown black jade axe-shaped blade; a small rectangular celadon and grey jade blade; an

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £2,500 - £4,000

Date: 6 Nov 2009

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A GROUP OF SEVEN JADE RINGS, HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220) AND...

A GROUP OF SEVEN JADE RINGS, HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220) AND LATER
A GROUP OF SEVEN JADE RINGS, HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220) AND LATER comprising a thinly flattened mottled black and brown jade ring; a very thick circular grey russet jade disc; three smaller thick jade rings, two of green and cream

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 6 Nov 2009

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A GROUP OF FIVE SOAPSTONE VESSELS, PROBABLY HAN DYNASTY (206...

A GROUP OF FIVE SOAPSTONE VESSELS, PROBABLY HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 206)
A GROUP OF FIVE SOAPSTONE VESSELS, PROBABLY HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 206) all of cream ivory tone, comprising two stem cups, each with thin long straight sides raising from a tall foot; a mountain censer and carved cover (po shan

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £600 - £1,000

Date: 6 Nov 2009

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A GROUP OF EIGHT BRONZE FIGURAL FITTINGS, HAN DYNASTY (206 B...

A GROUP OF EIGHT BRONZE FIGURAL FITTINGS, HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220) AND LATER
A GROUP OF EIGHT BRONZE FIGURAL FITTINGS, HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220) AND LATER comprising an openwork plaque cast as two mirrored horses joined at the body; the second worked as a feline in a contorted position with

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 6 Nov 2009

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A GROUP OF FIVE FIGURAL FITTINGS, HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220...

A GROUP OF FIVE FIGURAL FITTINGS, HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220) AND LATER
A GROUP OF FIVE FIGURAL FITTINGS, HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220) AND LATER the first plaque cast as a recumbent tiger, with the neck stretched outward with the head held down to the front leg; the second belt buckle cast as a

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 6 Nov 2009

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A GROUP OF NINE BRONZE FITTINGS, HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220)...

A GROUP OF NINE BRONZE FITTINGS, HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220) AND LATER
A GROUP OF NINE BRONZE FITTINGS, HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220) AND LATER comprising two similar pairs of gilt bronze fittings with Taotie masks; a gilt bronze belt hook cast with a coiled guei dragon and dragon head terminal; a

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 6 Nov 2009

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A GROUP OF SIX BRONZE BELT HOOKS, WARRING STATES (475-221BC)...

A GROUP OF SIX BRONZE BELT HOOKS, WARRING STATES (475-221BC) AND LATER
A GROUP OF SIX BRONZE BELT HOOKS, WARRING STATES (475-221BC) AND LATER the first cast as a recumbent mythological animal with feline body and reptile head, with incised scrolls to the body; three silver and gilt inlaid belt hooks

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 6 Nov 2009

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A GROUP OF SEVEN BRONZE KNIVES, HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220) ...

A GROUP OF SEVEN BRONZE KNIVES, HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220) AND LATER
A GROUP OF SEVEN BRONZE KNIVES, HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220) AND LATER comprising two slender knives with convex sides and ibex head pommel; a curved knife with pierced handle and raptor head pommel; a knife with wolf head pommel

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 6 Nov 2009

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SIX EARLY JADE FISH PENDANTS, SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNAS...

SIX EARLY JADE FISH PENDANTS, SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY (1600-771BC)
SIX EARLY JADE FISH PENDANTS, SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY (1600-771BC) comprising two various russet celadon jade fish pendants, of flattened form, with straight body; one cream ivory tone jade fish pendant with very

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 6 Nov 2009

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A GROUP OF FIVE JADE RE-CARVED BLADES, SHANG DYNASTY (1600-1...

A GROUP OF FIVE JADE RE-CARVED BLADES, SHANG DYNASTY (1600-1100BC) AND LATER
A GROUP OF FIVE JADE RE-CARVED BLADES, SHANG DYNASTY (1600-1100BC) AND LATER comprising a opaque creamy grey jade blade with slanting point and handle; a black and brown jade blade; a dark green jade rectangular blade; a

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £2,500 - £4,000

Date: 6 Nov 2009