Fine Chinese Art

Bonhams London
London, New Bond Street

Date of the auction: 07.11.2019

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A rare gilt copper-alloy figure of Shakyamuni Buddha

A rare gilt copper-alloy figure of Shakyamuni Buddha Tibet, 15th century The deity finely cast seated in dhyanasana on a waisted platform, the hands at the chest in dharmachakramudra, wearing a sanghati draped over one shoulder and falling over the crossed legs in pleated folds, the broad face with

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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A very rare gilt-bronze inscribed figure of Buddha Vīrasena

The Property of a Lady 女士藏品 A very rare gilt-bronze inscribed figure of Buddha Vīrasena Tibet, 16th/17th century Well cast seated in dhayanasana on a double-lotus pedestal framed by beaded borders, the hands held in dharmachakra mudra holding two lotus stems bearing a sutra and a sword rising to the

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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A gilt-bronze figure of Buddha Akshobhya

The Property of a Lady 女士藏品 A gilt-bronze figure of Buddha Akshobhya Tibet,16th/17th century Finely cast seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus pedestal, an urna on his forehead and eyes lowered in serene contemplation, his left hand resting on his legs with the palm facing upward, his right hand

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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A rare gilt-bronze inscribed figure of Lha Jegar Tönpa

The Property of a Lady 女士藏品 A rare gilt-bronze inscribed figure of Lha Jegar Tönpa Tibet, 17th century Seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus pedestal, the figure wearing voluminous patchwork robes cascading in numerous pleats, his left hand resting on his legs with the palm facing upward, his right

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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A gilt-bronze figure of a seated Lama

The Property of a Lady 女士藏品 A gilt-bronze figure of a seated Lama Tibet, 18th century The plump figure finely cast seated on two rectangular cushions intricately detailed with cartouches enclosing sprays of blossoming lotus reserved on diaper patterns, his right hand raised in vitarkamudra, his left

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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A gilt-bronze figure of Maitreya

The Property of a Lady 女士藏品 A gilt-bronze figure of Maitreya 18th century Finely cast seated cross-legged in vajraparyanasana with hands in dharmachakra mudra, adorned in a long flowing robe draped around the arms and legs, with a well-defined waist and broad shoulders, the serene face with a

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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A gilt copper-alloy figure of Avalokiteshvara Chaturbhuja

The Property of a Gentleman 紳士藏品 A gilt copper-alloy figure of Avalokiteshvara Chaturbhuja Tibet, 15th/16th century The Bodhisattva seated in padmasana over a double lotus throne, wearing a clinging, dhoti and elaborate jewellery with turquoise and glass insets, its principal arms folded before its

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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A pair of gilt-bronze figures of Zhou Cang and Guan Ping

The Property of a Lady 女士藏品 A pair of gilt-bronze figures of Zhou Cang and Guan Ping 18th century Both attendants of Guandi standing upright on rectangular pedestals, Guan Ping with both arms raised proffering respectfully a wrapped box, Zhou Cang with a full beard and bulging eyes, his left arm

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,500

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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A rare gilt copper-alloy figure of crowned Buddha

The Property of a Gentleman 紳士藏品 A rare gilt copper-alloy figure of crowned Buddha Tibet, 15th century The figure exquisitely cast seated in vajrasana, with the right hand reaching down towards the ground in bhumisparsha mudra, the left hand held gently in the lap in dhyana mudra, adorned in a

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £50,000 - £70,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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A rare gilt-bronze inscribed figure of Nāga King Karkota

The Property of a Lady 女士藏品 A rare gilt-bronze inscribed figure of Nāga King Karkota Tibet, 18th century Cast with a six-pointed curled tiara above the blue-tinted coiled hair of the deity, the eyes gazing down at the hands clasped together in uttarabodhi, the gesture of perfection, above a

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £8,000 - £10,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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A rare silver-alloy 'Daoist' seal

The Property of a Gentleman 紳士藏品 A rare silver-alloy 'Daoist' seal 19th century Of rectangular form, cast as a ferocious four-legged mythical beast with a curling horn, the head turned sharply to its left, with protruding eyes beneath heavy brows, the writhing body flanked by a pair of wings, the

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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A silver-wire-inlaid bronze figure of Guanyin

The Property of a Lady 女士藏品 A silver-wire-inlaid bronze figure of Guanyin Inlaid Shisou two-character mark, Qing Dynasty The seated Goddess of Mercy cast with a serene expression, her body swaying to her right, her coiled hands placed on her right knee holding a scroll, dressed with long looping

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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A repoussé gilt-bronze stupa

The Property of a Lady 女士藏品 A repoussé gilt-bronze stupa Tibet, 18th/19th century With a waisted square plinth elaborately decorated in relief with pairs of mythical lions, the domed body raised on a four-tiered stepped base, encircled by pendent jewels with a Buddha within a niche, surmounted by

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Two large gilt-copper-alloy repoussé figures

Property from the Mark and Peter Dineley Collections Mark 與 Peter Dineley珍藏 Two large gilt-copper-alloy repoussé figures Nepal, 15th/16th century The larger depicting Maitreya finely modelled standing on a lotus pedestal before pierced scrolling lotus and a flaming mandorla, the torso slightly

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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A very large imperial gilt-bronze repoussé model of a five-clawed dragon

Property from the Mark and Peter Dineley Collections Mark 與 Peter Dineley珍藏 A very large imperial gilt-bronze repoussé model of a five-clawed dragon 18th/19th century The imposing beast with scaly S-shaped body standing upright with his two feet clasping two flaming pearls and clouds, with

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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A pair of gilt-bronze figures of Amitayus

Property from the Mark and Peter Dineley Collections Mark 與 Peter Dineley珍藏 A pair of gilt-bronze figures of Amitayus Tibet,18th/19th century The Celestial Buddhas of Infinite Life each cast seated in flowing floral robes, wearing elaborate necklaces, armlets and earrings, the serene faces crowned

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Two gilt-bronze vajras

Property from the Mark and Peter Dineley Collections Mark 與 Peter Dineley珍藏 Two gilt-bronze vajras Tibet,18th/19th century Each of the thunderbolt sceptres heavily cast with prongs at each end, one sceptre's prongs emerging from the mouths of four makaras supported on a single-lotus pedestal, both

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Two metal scroll-cases and covers

Property from the Mark and Peter Dineley Collections Mark 與 Peter Dineley珍藏 Two metal scroll-cases and covers Tibet, 19th century Comprising a reticulated gilt copper-alloy case, decorated with sinuous dragons weaving amongst densely-scrolling foliage; and a white-metal copper-alloy case incised

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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An Asian gilt copper-alloy ceremonial mace 19th century

Property from the Mark and Peter Dineley Collections Mark 與 Peter Dineley珍藏 An Asian gilt copper-alloy ceremonial mace With a large bulbous head mounted on a long tubular shaft terminating in a small globular finial. Fußnoten 十九世紀 銅鎏金錘 Provenance: Henry Harrison Getty (1838-1919), by repute Alice

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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A limestone head of a Bodhisattva

Property from the Mark and Peter Dineley Collections Mark 與 Peter Dineley珍藏 A limestone head of a Bodhisattva Tang Dynasty The face gracefully carved with slender eyes barely open in meditation, the nose flaring above a sensuous bud mouth, with pendulous ears and hair arranged into a tall chignon

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Two wood figures of Ananda and Kasyapa

Property from the Mark and Peter Dineley Collections Mark 與 Peter Dineley珍藏 Two wood figures of Ananda and Kasyapa Ming Dynasty or earlier Each disciple standing on a lotus pedestal wearing long sleeved flowing robes wrapped in layers across the body, Ananda with a serene expression beneath a shaven

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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A rare and large gilt-lacquered wood figure of Wenchang

Property from the Mark and Peter Dineley Collections Mark 與 Peter Dineley珍藏 A rare and large gilt-lacquered wood figure of Wenchang 17th century The God of Literature carved seated wearing a scholar's hat and long cascading robes falling in folds over the legs revealing two slippers, the left hand

Lot #: 23TP

Estimate: £60,000 - £80,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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A rare set of eight archaic graduated ritual bronze bells, bianzhong

Property from the Collection of John J. Studzinski, CBE 大英帝國司令勳章受勳者John J. Studzinski珍藏 A rare set of eight archaic graduated ritual bronze bells, bianzhong Eastern Zhou Dynasty The bodies of oval cross-section with a concave base, cast on each side with bosses, all within borders of yunlei spirals

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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A very rare carved wood figure of a court lady

Property from the Collection of John J. Studzinski, CBE 大英帝國司令勳章受勳者John J. Studzinski珍藏 A very rare carved wood figure of a court lady Chu Kingdom/Warring States Period Carved from a single piece of wood with long and narrow body, the head flat with almond-shaped eyes, marked brows, straight nose

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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A very rare carved wood seated figure

Property from the Collection of John J. Studzinski, CBE 大英帝國司令勳章受勳者John J. Studzinski珍藏 A very rare carved wood seated figure Han Dynasty The figure carved seated cross-legged with large rounded shoulders and back, the round face with jovial expression, tilted slightly to the right, both hands

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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A very rare carved stone figure of a drummer

Property from the Collection of John J. Studzinski, CBE 大英帝國司令勳章受勳者John J. Studzinski珍藏 A very rare carved stone figure of a drummer Han Dynasty Deftly carved as a lively musician standing with knees bent, his right hand holding a drum stick, the left with drum held against his protruding belly

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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A very large and rare lacquered-wood model of a horse

Property from the Collection of John J. Studzinski, CBE 大英帝國司令勳章受勳者John J. Studzinski珍藏 A very large and rare lacquered-wood model of a horse Western Han Dynasty The horse shown standing four-square with head facing forward and mouth slightly open, the body carved from one piece of wood, and the

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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A tortoise-shaped pottery ink-stone and cover

Property from the Collection of John J. Studzinski, CBE 大英帝國司令勳章受勳者John J. Studzinski珍藏 A tortoise-shaped pottery ink-stone and cover Han Dynasty Naturalistically modelled as a tortoise standing four-square on short legs, the head gazing upward, the back hollowed to form the inkwell, the cover

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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A grey pottery tortoise-shaped ink-stone and cover

Property from the Collection of John J. Studzinski, CBE 大英帝國司令勳章受勳者John J. Studzinski珍藏 A grey pottery tortoise-shaped ink-stone and cover Han Dynasty The base cleverly modelled as a tortoise standing four square with the head raised, gazing upward with rounded eyes, the domed shell forming the

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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A pair of pottery horse heads

Property from the Collection of John J. Studzinski, CBE 大英帝國司令勳章受勳者John J. Studzinski珍藏 A pair of pottery horse heads Han Dynasty Crisply modelled with sharp molded features, covered with red pigment, stands. Each 16cm (6 9/16in) high (4). Fußnoten 漢 陶胎彩繪馬首像一對 Provenance: John J. Studzinski, CBE

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 7 Nov 2019