Chinese Works of Art

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Date of the auction: 18.03.2019

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A SMALL BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN

Qing dynasty Solidly cast, the figure holding a scroll in her right hand as she sits demurely in lalitasana, her body enveloped in cascading garments and an elegantly hooded cowl framing her head turned to one side and her eyes downcast in meditation. 4 1/2in (11.5cm high

Lot #: 502

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 18 Mar 2019

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A PAIR OF BRONZE LOBED VASES

Ming dynasty Each cast with a baluster-shaped body surmounted by a trumpet neck divided into eight lobes, the base of the neck encircled with a raised collar with petal lappets over the shoulder, all supported on integral stands raised on four ruyi-form feet. 13 1/4in (34.3cm) high

Lot #: 503

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

Date: 18 Mar 2019

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A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN IN A GROTTO

Song dynasty Cast clad in a dhoti and scarf, adorned with a necklace and a tiara fronting the high chignon, seated in lalitasana on a separately cast platform with removable stylized grotto of pierced and pointed rocks framing the figure like a mandorla, all secured with linchpin tabs to a platform

Lot #: 507

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

Date: 18 Mar 2019

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A GILT-LACQUERED BRONZE FIGURE OF ZHENWU

Ming dynasty Cast seated, dressed in a dragon robe, open at the chest to reveal the plate armor beneath, the hands resting on the knees with the left held in the two-fingered Daoist sword mudra, the bare feet visible beneath the hem, the long hair swept back falling behind the shoulders and reaching

Lot #: 509

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$10,000

Date: 18 Mar 2019

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A huanghuali low rectangular table, Kang

17th century The finely-patinated top formed from well-figured sections, above a recessed frieze ornately carved with floral scrolls, all standing on four shaped cabriole legs descending from a symmetrically-scalloped frieze carved with a raised edge. 33 6/8 x 11 1/2 x 19in (86 x 29 x 49cm

Lot #: 515Y

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

Date: 18 Mar 2019

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A huanghuali brushpot, bitong

Qing dynasty Of cylindrical form, the slightly waisted body rising to lipped rim, the tightly grained wood in variegated brown tones, the foot fitted with a separately carved wooden plug. 9in (22.9cm) high

Lot #: 521Y

Estimate: US$18,000 - US$24,000

Date: 18 Mar 2019

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An exceptionally rare pair of Imperial famille rose 'quails and...

Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period Each finely potted with a hemispherical body supported on a short tapered foot ring, the exterior superbly enameled with a pair of quail with finely articulated feathers, one standing on a stippled, verdant ground, the other on a mossy blue garden

Lot #: 522Y

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

Date: 18 Mar 2019

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A FINELY CARVED 'CHICKEN BONE' JADE 'MARRIAGE' BOWL

Qianlong Well carved with straight sides rising from a flat well, carved in low relief with a roundel featuring two ripe melons growing from leafy vines, flanked by a pair of loop handles suspending loose rings, surmounted by pierced butterflies at the rim, the exterior carved with archaistic

Lot #: 524Y

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

Date: 18 Mar 2019

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A FINELY CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER 'IMMORTALS' BOX AND COVER

Qianlong Made in the outline of a lingzhi head, the top of the cover finely carved with two immortals crossing a sea of turbulent waves atop large peaches borne on leafy branches, one immortal playing a flute and the other holding a peony sprig, the sides of the cover and box carved with a honeycomb

Lot #: 530

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

Date: 18 Mar 2019

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A POWDER-BLUE GLAZED ROULEAU VASE

Kangxi The cylindrical body rising to a canted shoulder and surmounted by a ribbed neck with flared mouth and galleried rim, all supported on a low, neatly trimmed foot ring, covered overall with a powder blue glaze with traces of gilt decoration, the interior, foot and edges of the rim clear

Lot #: 532

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 18 Mar 2019

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TWO FAMILLE VERTE RECLINING FIGURES

19th century The first modeled as a sleeping immortal Zhongli Quan reclining against a giant peach, open at the top to form a receptacle; the second modeled as a bearded official Li Taibo lying on his side, arms wrapped around a wine jar. The larger 7 1/8in (18.2cm) long (2

Lot #: 537

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 18 Mar 2019

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A FAMILLE VERTE BISCUIT GLAZED 'FLORAL' BOWL

Kangxi Potted with wide flaring sides, supported on a neatly-trimmed foot ring, the well incised with a lingzhi sprig, the exterior with three blossoming shrubs, the floral decoration accented with aubergine, yellow and white enamels, all reserved against the green ground, the foot marked in

Lot #: 538

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$10,000

Date: 18 Mar 2019

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A GLAZED RETICULATED BOWL AND COVER

17th century The bowl potted with rounded sides gently flaring towards a galleried rim, the middle encircled by a pierced honeycomb diaper band interrupted by four circular panels, each pierced with a coin, the foot ring enclosing an underglaze blue double circle on the foot, the cover decorated en

Lot #: 541

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 18 Mar 2019

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TWO DEHUA 'CHILONG' WINEPOTS

Kangxi The first of cylindrical form with a recessed foot, molded with a tied ribbon band around the middle, the spout and handle modeled in the form of sinuous chilong, the cover surmounted by a coiled chilong finial; the second of ovoid form, also with recessed foot and chilong-form spout, handle

Lot #: 542

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

Date: 18 Mar 2019

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A ROSE QUARTZ ARCHAISTIC VASE AND COVER

Late Qing dynasty Each side of the body carved in low relief with a taotie mask, below pendant ruyi-leaf lappets adorning the neck, flanked by elephant head handles, all between key-fret bands encircling the mouth and foot ring, the domed covered surmounted by a button finial carved with a bat and

Lot #: 546

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

Date: 18 Mar 2019

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A pale celadon jade 'Lingzhi' ruyi scepter

Late Qing dynasty Carved as a branch of lingzhi with a large fungus head, the long stem sprouting smaller lingzhi sprigs, the gray-green stone showing cloudy white inclusions and faint russet-stained natural fissure lines along the handle. 12 3/4in (32.5cm) long

Lot #: 550

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

Date: 18 Mar 2019

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A pale green jade 'dragon' pebble

Of flattened oval contour, carved in high relief with two dragons contending amid swirling waves rising on both sides and additional swirls line-incised into the background, the stone showing variegated pale and deep russet patches, especially on the reverse. 3 1/2 x 4 1/2in (9 x 11.5cm

Lot #: 553

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

Date: 18 Mar 2019

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A WHITE JADE 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' PLAQUE

Of rectangular outline with rounded corners, one side carved in low relief with the dragon amid clouds, a cartouch enclosing the characters xiang long (auspicious dragon) incised above, the other side carved with the phoenix below the characters rui feng (felicitous phoenix), the upper edge pierced

Lot #: 562

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$9,000

Date: 18 Mar 2019

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A white and russet jade 'bat and lingzhi' pebble

Qing dynasty Of irregular oval silhouette, carved in deep relief with two bats in flight over lingzhi branches that continue on the reverse, the edges of the off-white stone retaining golden-brown remnants of the boulder's original skin; yellow metal suspension loop. 2 3/8in (6cm) long

Lot #: 563

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$8,000

Date: 18 Mar 2019

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A pale green jade 'auspicious' pendant

Late Qing/Republic period Of thin circular section, carved in low relief on one side with a raised edge framing a Daoist youth carrying a branch of auspicious peaches, the other sidecarved with a bat flying above the deer of longevity with a lingzhi branch held in its mouth, the stone of even color

Lot #: 564

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 18 Mar 2019

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A spinach green jade seal paste box and cover

18th century Of compressed globular form, thinly walled and carved in delicate raised relief along the flat top of the cover with four repeating clusters of bosses and C-scrolls, the box resting on a wide, upright foot ring, the stone of rich and variegated leaf-green hue with pinpoint black

Lot #: 566

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 18 Mar 2019

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A carnelian 'lingzhi' libation cup

Qing dynasty Carved as a gnarled branch of lingzhi, the main fungus head deeply hollowed to form the bowl and issuing a twig with subsidiary heads looping upwards to form the handle, the translucent stone of pale straw color enlivened with veins of a golden brown and rosy red hue. 3 1/2in (9cm) long

Lot #: 572

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$4,000

Date: 18 Mar 2019

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A MONGOLIAN-STYLE JADE AND HARDSTONE-INLAID SILVER EWER AND COVER

20th century The flattened pear-shaped body embellished with coral and turquoise, and decorated in repousse and wire-work, inset on each side with white jade plaques carved in relief with auspicious objects, one end set with a long tapering spout issuing from the mouth of a makara, opposite an

Lot #: 575

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

Date: 18 Mar 2019

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FOUR JADE MOUNTED ORNAMENTS

Each mounted as brooch; the first two gilt-metal belt buckles, the first mounted with a central jade plaque carved as a bat, flanked by jadeite plaques carved as cloud scrolls, the second mounted with a jadeite plaque, flanked by rose quartz, all within a hardstone frame; the third a reticulated

Lot #: 577

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 18 Mar 2019

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A SMALL CELADON JADE VASE AND COVER

The flattened baluster body carved with a canted shoulder and wasited neck, decorated with cicada lappets and flanked by a pair of scroll handles, all supported on a pedestal foot, joined to a square stand supporting a deftly carved penzai pine tree, the flat-topped domed cover surmounted by a

Lot #: 579

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

Date: 18 Mar 2019

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A RETICULATED WHITE JADE PLAQUE

Late Qing/Republic period Carved as a double-gourd shaped panel, one face enclosing a low-relief carving of Zhang Qian on a raft, the other carved with a fu lu shou medallion above two lines of a Tang poem by Ouyang Jiong, signed Wenzhen, all surmounted by a bi disc, flanked by pierced scrolling

Lot #: 581

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$20,000

Date: 18 Mar 2019

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A SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF GUANYIN

18th century Carved seated in lalitasana with a pearl in one hand and the other resting on the lap, her impassive features finely rendered beneath a tall chignon, draped with a cowl, the garments delicately incised with floral scroll-and-wave borders and roundels, the stone a pale caramel color. 6in

Lot #: 583

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 18 Mar 2019

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A 'TAIHU' SCHOLAR'S ROCK

Of a diagonal orientation, balanced on a pointed tip with overhangs and jagged protrusions, the numerous perforations in the uneven surface imbuing the stone with a feeling of lightness, wood stand; together with a black simulated stone scholar's rock. 14 1/2in (36.8cm) long (2

Lot #: 584

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 18 Mar 2019

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FOUR WOOD 'SCHOLAR'S ROCKS'

The first carved and lacquered to suggest a monkey seated in a gnarly tree growing from a rock, the second lacquered and resembling a towering peak, the third of root wood and the forth carved from boxwood to resemble a Taihu rock; two with wood stands. The largest 13in (33cm) high (6

Lot #: 586Y

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 18 Mar 2019

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A 'YING' SCHOLAR'S ROCK

In the form of a mountain ridge with a central peak flanked by smaller ridges, with jagged points and deep recesses, the dark gray limestone with a highly textured surface, wood stand. 15 1/2in (39.5cm) long (2

Lot #: 589Y

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$6,000

Date: 18 Mar 2019