Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

Christie's
12 May 2015, London, South Kensington

Date of the auction: 12.05.2015

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A TURQUOISE-GLAZED INCISED BALUSTER VASE

A TURQUOISE-GLAZED INCISED BALUSTER VASE
QIANLONG INCISED SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
A TURQUOISE-GLAZED INCISED BALUSTER VASE QIANLONG INCISED SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The vase is finely incised with a scaly five-claw dragon and a phoenix

Lot #: 100

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 12 May 2015

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A FLAMBÉ-GLAZED BOTTLE VASE

A FLAMBÉ-GLAZED BOTTLE VASE
18TH CENTURY
A FLAMBÉ-GLAZED BOTTLE VASE 18TH CENTURY The vase is covered in a streaked dark strawberry-red glaze infused with purple splashes thinning to a mushroom colour at the mouth rim. The base is covered in a brown glaze. 13 1/8 in. (33.5 cm.) high

Lot #: 101

Estimate: £3,000 - £6,000

Date: 12 May 2015

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A BLUE-GLAZED ARCHAISTIC STEM BOWL, DOU

A BLUE-GLAZED ARCHAISTIC STEM BOWL, DOU
19TH CENTURY
A BLUE-GLAZED ARCHAISTIC STEM BOWL, DOU 19TH CENTURY The exterior of the vessel is moulded with bands of cloud scrolls, lappets and archaistic motifs, covered overall in a deep blue glaze. The underside bears a Jiaqing seal mark. 6 3/8 in. (16.3

Lot #: 102

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 12 May 2015

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TWO BLUE AND WHITE DEEP BOWLS

TWO BLUE AND WHITE DEEP BOWLS
ONE WITH KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722), THE OTHER KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
TWO BLUE AND WHITE DEEP BOWLS ONE WITH KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722), THE OTHER KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722) The Kangxi-marked bowl is decorated

Lot #: 106

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 12 May 2015

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A SMALL FAMILLE ROSE ENAMELLED 'QUAIL' DISH

A SMALL FAMILLE ROSE ENAMELLED 'QUAIL' DISH
QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
A SMALL FAMILLE ROSE ENAMELLED 'QUAIL' DISH QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The dish is of shallow slightly flaring form

Lot #: 108

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 12 May 2015

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A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE 'BOYS' VASES

A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE 'BOYS' VASES
REPUBLIC PERIOD (1912-1949), LIN ZHI CHENG XIANG MARKS IN IRON RED
A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE 'BOYS' VASES REPUBLIC PERIOD (1912-1949), LIN ZHI CHENG XIANG MARKS IN IRON RED Each vase is decorated in mirror image with a garden scene depicting five boys at play with

Lot #: 109

Estimate: £3,500 - £4,500

Date: 12 May 2015

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A GROUP OF FIVE JADE CARVINGS

A GROUP OF FIVE JADE CARVINGS
18TH-19TH CENTURY AND LATER
A GROUP OF FIVE JADE CARVINGS 18TH-19TH CENTURY AND LATER The group comprises a pale celadon flecked jade two-handled cup carved with a band of stylised scrolls; a pale grey speckled jade bell-shaped cup; a pale celadon belt hook carved with

Lot #: 113

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 12 May 2015

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A GROUP OF FOUR JADE CARVINGS

A GROUP OF FOUR JADE CARVINGS
19TH CENTURY
A GROUP OF FOUR JADE CARVINGS 19TH CENTURY The group consists of a white jade 'squirrel and grapes' pendant; a white jade plaque carved in the form of a dragon boat; a small white jade bangle; and a pale celadon jade openwork plaque in the form of three

Lot #: 114

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 12 May 2015

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A BLACK-GROUND THANGKA DEPICTING A PROTECTOR DEITY

A BLACK-GROUND THANGKA DEPICTING A PROTECTOR DEITY
TIBET, 18TH-19TH CENTURY
A BLACK-GROUND THANGKA DEPICTING A PROTECTOR DEITY TIBET, 18TH-19TH CENTURY The protector deity is depicted with wild, flowing hair and a fierce expression on his face. He is brandishing a vajra -hammer in his left hand and

Lot #: 115

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 12 May 2015

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A BLACK-GROUND THANGKA DEPICTING THE EIGHT PRONOUNCEMENT HER...

A BLACK-GROUND THANGKA DEPICTING THE EIGHT PRONOUNCEMENT HERUKAS
TIBET, 18TH-19TH CENTURY
A BLACK-GROUND THANGKA DEPICTING THE EIGHT PRONOUNCEMENT HERUKAS TIBET, 18TH-19TH CENTURY The thangka depicts the eight wrathful deities surrounded by flames, standing upon a lotus base, each embracing their

Lot #: 116

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 12 May 2015

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A THANGKA DEPICTING A DALAI LAMA INCARNATION

A THANGKA DEPICTING A DALAI LAMA INCARNATION
18TH-19TH CENTURY
A THANGKA DEPICTING A DALAI LAMA INCARNATION 18TH-19TH CENTURY Chogyal Pagpa is depicted wearing flowing robes, seated in dhyanasana with his hands held in dhyanamudra , looking down at a figure presenting an offering. He is flanked by

Lot #: 117

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 12 May 2015

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A THANGKA OF A PANCHEN LAMA INCARNATION

A THANGKA OF A PANCHEN LAMA INCARNATION
18TH-19TH CENTURY
A THANGKA OF A PANCHEN LAMA INCARNATION 18TH-19TH CENTURY The teacher Abhayakaragupta is depicted wearing flowing robes and a pandita hat beside a snake. To the top left corner, Vajrayogini is surrounded by flames and draped with a garland of

Lot #: 118

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 12 May 2015

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A GROUP OF THREE THANGKAS

A GROUP OF THREE THANGKAS
18TH-20TH CENTURY
A GROUP OF THREE THANGKAS 18TH-20TH CENTURY The first thangka depicts Padmasambhava seated on a lotus base holding a flower vase in his left hand and a khatvanga staff in his right. He is surrounded by various deities amongst mountainous landscape scenes

Lot #: 120

Estimate: £2,500 - £4,000

Date: 12 May 2015

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TWO THANGKAS DEPICTING SHAKYAMUNI BUDDHA

TWO THANGKAS DEPICTING SHAKYAMUNI BUDDHA
TIBET, 18TH-19TH AND 20TH CENTURY
TWO THANGKAS DEPICTING SHAKYAMUNI BUDDHA TIBET, 18TH-19TH AND 20TH CENTURY The first depicts Shakyamuni Buddha to the centre seated in dhyanasana with his hands held in bhumisparsha mudra , surrounded by smaller images of

Lot #: 121

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 12 May 2015

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A THANGKA DEPICTING A PANCHEN LAMA INCARNATION

A THANGKA DEPICTING A PANCHEN LAMA INCARNATION
18TH-19TH CENTURY
A THANGKA DEPICTING A PANCHEN LAMA INCARNATION 18TH-19TH CENTURY The thangka depicts Manjukirti, the eighth king of Shambala seated within a palace dressed in an elaborate garb. Heruka Kalachakra is depicted to the top left corner

Lot #: 122

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 12 May 2015

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A THANGKA DEPICTING MEDICINE BUDDHA

A THANGKA DEPICTING MEDICINE BUDDHA
18TH-19TH CENTURY
A THANGKA DEPICTING MEDICINE BUDDHA 18TH-19TH CENTURY Medicine Buddha is seated in dhyanasana upon a lotus base and holds an alms bowl in his left hand and the stem of a myrobalan fruit in his right. He is accompanied by seven Buddhas who are

Lot #: 123

Estimate: £2,500 - £4,000

Date: 12 May 2015

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A THANGKA DEPICTING AMITAYUS

A THANGKA DEPICTING AMITAYUS
18TH-19TH CENTURY
A THANGKA DEPICTING AMITAYUS 18TH-19TH CENTURY Amitayus is depicted sitting in dhyanasana upon a lotus base with his hands held together in dhyanamudra , supporting a long life vase. The central figure is surrounded by two hundred images of Buddha

Lot #: 124

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 12 May 2015

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A GROUP OF THREE THANGKAS

A GROUP OF THREE THANGKAS
19TH AND 20TH CENTURY
A GROUP OF THREE THANGKAS 19TH AND 20TH CENTURY The first thangka depicts White Tara holding an utpala stem; the second thangka depicts Medicine Buddha holding an alms bowl; the final thangka depicts Shadbhuja Mahakala surrounded by five further

Lot #: 125

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 12 May 2015

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A THANGKA DEPICTING SHADBHUJA MAHAKALA

A THANGKA DEPICTING SHADBHUJA MAHAKALA
18TH-19TH CENTURY
A THANGKA DEPICTING SHADBHUJA MAHAKALA 18TH-19TH CENTURY The six-armed deity is depicted in a striding posture, trampling upon Ganapati, surrounded by a mass of blazing flames. He holds various attributes in his hands, including a vajra , a

Lot #: 126

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 12 May 2015

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A THANGKA DEPICTING WHITE MAHAKALA

A THANGKA DEPICTING WHITE MAHAKALA
19TH-20TH CENTURY
A THANGKA DEPICTING WHITE MAHAKALA 19TH-20TH CENTURY The eight-armed deity is standing to the centre, surrounded by flames, holding various attributes and embracing his consort. Ganapati is depicted above, and various deities encircle the central

Lot #: 127

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 12 May 2015

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A THANGKA DEPICTING PADMASAMBHAVA

A THANGKA DEPICTING PADMASAMBHAVA
MONGOLIA OR TIBET, 19TH-20TH CENTURY
A THANGKA DEPICTING PADMASAMBHAVA MONGOLIA OR TIBET, 19TH-20TH CENTURY Padmasambhava is seated within a three-tired palace with his right hand in vitarka mudra , holding a golden vajra , and his left hand resting in his lap

Lot #: 128

Estimate: £2,500 - £4,000

Date: 12 May 2015

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A VERY LARGE THANGKA DEPICTING BUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI AND HIS LIF...

A VERY LARGE THANGKA DEPICTING BUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI AND HIS LIFE STORIES
TIBET, 19TH-20TH CENTURY
A VERY LARGE THANGKA DEPICTING BUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI AND HIS LIFE STORIES TIBET, 19TH-20TH CENTURY Buddha Shakyamuni is depicted to the centre, seated in dhyanasana on a lotus base with his hands held in

Lot #: 129

Estimate: £5,000 - £10,000

Date: 12 May 2015

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A GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF A LAMA

A GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF A LAMA
18TH-19TH CENTURY
A GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF A LAMA 18TH-19TH CENTURY The lama is seated in dhyanasana on a lotus base with the hands held in dharmachakra mudra . He bears a smiling expression on his face and is dressed in a monk's garb, delicately incised at the hems. 8

Lot #: 130

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 12 May 2015

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A GILT COPPER SEATED FIGURE OF PADMASAMBHAVA

A GILT COPPER SEATED FIGURE OF PADMASAMBHAVA
BHUTAN, 18TH-19TH CENTURY
A GILT COPPER SEATED FIGURE OF PADMASAMBHAVA BHUTAN, 18TH-19TH CENTURY The deity is seated in dhyanasana upon a lotus base with his right hand holding a vajra to his heart and his left hand in dhyana mudra supporting a skull cap

Lot #: 131

Estimate: £600 - £1,000

Date: 12 May 2015

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A LARGE GILT BRONZE AND GILT-REPOUSSÉ COPPER FIGURE OF VAIRO...

A LARGE GILT BRONZE AND GILT-REPOUSSÉ COPPER FIGURE OF VAIROCANA
CIRCA 17TH CENTURY
A LARGE GILT BRONZE AND GILT-REPOUSSÉ COPPER FIGURE OF VAIROCANA CIRCA 17TH CENTURY Buddha Vairocana is seated in dhyanasana upon a lotus base with his hands crossed in front of his chest in vajrahumkara mudra . He

Lot #: 132

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 12 May 2015

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A BRONZE ARCHAISTIC TRIPOD CENSER

A BRONZE ARCHAISTIC TRIPOD CENSER
DATED TO THE 44TH YEAR OF QIANLONG, CORRESPONDING TO 1780, AND OF THE PERIOD
A BRONZE ARCHAISTIC TRIPOD CENSER DATED TO THE 44TH YEAR OF QIANLONG, CORRESPONDING TO 1780, AND OF THE PERIOD The censer has curved upright handles and is supported on three mythical beast

Lot #: 133

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 12 May 2015

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A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE ‘EIGHT IMMORTALS’ BARREL-FORM GARDEN ...

A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE ‘EIGHT IMMORTALS’ BARREL-FORM GARDEN SEATS
19TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE ‘EIGHT IMMORTALS’ BARREL-FORM GARDEN SEATS 19TH CENTURY The sides of each seat are decorated with a continuous garden scene showing the Eight Daoist Immortals, separated by reticulated cash symbols

Lot #: 136

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 12 May 2015

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A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE BLUE-GROUND MOULDED 'FIVE BOYS' VASES...

A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE BLUE-GROUND MOULDED 'FIVE BOYS' VASES
REPUBLIC PERIOD (1912-1949)
A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE BLUE-GROUND MOULDED 'FIVE BOYS' VASES REPUBLIC PERIOD (1912-1949) Each vase is delicately painted to the exterior with multi-coloured floral blooms and foliage, set against a rich blue

Lot #: 137

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 12 May 2015

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A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE CELADON-GROUND HEXAGONAL GARDEN SEATS...

A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE CELADON-GROUND HEXAGONAL GARDEN SEATS
19TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE CELADON-GROUND HEXAGONAL GARDEN SEATS 19TH CENTURY The top and sides of each seat are elaborately decorated with butterflies, birds, archaistic dragon scrolls, reticulated cash symbols and branches

Lot #: 138

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 12 May 2015

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A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE JARDINIÈRES

A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE JARDINIÈRES
REPUBLIC PERIOD (1912-1949)
A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE JARDINIÈRES REPUBLIC PERIOD (1912-1949) Each vessel is finely painted with alternating panels depicting a snow scene, spring landscape and calligraphy, all reserved on a powder-blue ground, between two bands with

Lot #: 139

Estimate: £12,000 - £18,000

Date: 12 May 2015