Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

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Date of the auction: 28.05.2019

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An archaic calcified jade fish pendant

Shang Dynasty or later The arched fish carved with a flattened head, pointed nose and round eyes, the body finely carved with incisions depicting its scales and fins, five holes pierced through head and fins, the stone of a pale brown tone with traces of cinnabar, box. 15cm (5 7/8in) long (2

Lot #: 101

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

Date: 28 May 2019

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A large archaic black jade blade, zhang

Neolithic, probaly Longshan Culture The thickly cut blade with a slightly waisted outline tapering from two short projecting flanges, lan toward the carved end, the hilt with a drilled hole, the opaque-brownish stone smoothly polished with some black inclusions, box. 32.9cm (13in) long. (2

Lot #: 102

Estimate: HK$100,000 - HK$120,000

Date: 28 May 2019

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A large archaic green jade blade, gui

Late Shang Dynasty The thickly cut long blade of a rectangular form, carved with a diagonal rounded edge and decorated to one side with straight grooves and ridges, the other side undecorated, with a drilled hole to one end, the stone of a yellowish-green tone with opaque straw-toned and dark grey

Lot #: 103

Estimate: HK$100,000 - HK$120,000

Date: 28 May 2019

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A rare archaic mottled-green jade vessel, cong

Neolithic, Liangzhu Culture The thick-walled cong carved in a square form, the sides carved with a stylised mask at each of the four corners, each mask formed of two long bars above a shorter bar representing the hair and nose, flanked by two incised rounded eyes, the stone with a glossy

Lot #: 104

Estimate: HK$600,000 - HK$800,000

Date: 28 May 2019

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A rare white and russet jade 'phoenix' pendant

Western Han Dynasty Boldly carved in openwork with a sinuous chi dragon and phoenix surrounding the she, the 'archer's thumb ring', with further incised details, the stone of a white tone with some dark brown inclusions to the edges, box. 6.3cm (2 1/2in) long. (2

Lot #: 105

Estimate: HK$150,000 - HK$180,000

Date: 28 May 2019

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A very fine jade pig carving

Han Dynasty The finely polished stone carved in the form of a recumbent pig with a flat snout and pointed ears, the body carved with deep slanting grooves delineating the front and rear legs, the stone of yellowish-green tone with highlights ranging from dark brown to pale green. 11.2cm (4 1/2in

Lot #: 106

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

Date: 28 May 2019

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An exceptionally rare white jade mythical bird carving

Han Dynasty Skilfully carved in the form of a single-horned bird, probably a jiu, with a short incurved beak, the head turned back feeding its young carved in high relief on its back, with two further chicks carved near its right wing and tail, its plumage marked with fine incisions and its claws

Lot #: 107

Estimate: HK$2,500,000 - HK$3,500,000

Date: 28 May 2019

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A large calcified jade scabbard chape

Western Han Dynasty Of lenticular section, the chape carved on both sides with angular scrolls incorporating T-scrolls, the bigger flat end remains undecorated, whilst the smaller side drilled with a central hole flanked by two bullnose perforations for attachment to the bottom of a scabbard, the

Lot #: 108

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

Date: 28 May 2019

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A rare archaic green jade 'mask' bead

Late Shang/Early Western Zhou Dynasty Thickly walled with a central channel, the sides with two taotie masks formed by a large nose underneath two slanted eyes and a pair of horns flanking a rectangular crest carved with grooved chevron design forming a hat, with two narrow grooves carved across the

Lot #: 109

Estimate: HK$40,000 - HK$50,000

Date: 28 May 2019

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A small archaic yellowish-green jade 'tiger' pendant

Shang Dynasty The recumbent tiger with a slightly undulating back carved with its tail curled upwards and its legs tucked under the body, detailed with incised square eyes, diagonal ears and veins, with two holes drilled at the coiled tail and open jaws, the stone of a yellowish-green tone with

Lot #: 110

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

Date: 28 May 2019

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An archaic pale green jade circular pendant, yuan

Western Zhou Dynasty Carved on both sides with dragons, the contours detailed with double line grooves, the stone of olive-green tone with traces of cinnabar. 9.5cm (3 3/4in) diam

Lot #: 111

Estimate: HK$150,000 - HK$200,000

Date: 28 May 2019

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A carnelian agate carving of a recumbent lion

Ming Dynasty or earlier The beast carved with its legs tucked underneath the body and its tail sweeping along its back leg, its ears flicked back and bulging eyes below a pair of thick eyebrows, above a ruyi-shaped nose, the stone of red and brown tone with some dark grey inclusions, box. 6.3cm (2

Lot #: 112

Estimate: HK$250,000 - HK$350,000

Date: 28 May 2019

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A rare archaic yellowish-green jade 'humanoid figure' pendant

Western Zhou Dynasty Thickly walled with a central channel, the standing figure with a round face flanked by two ears, the thick eyebrows incised above a pair of diagonal eyes and a smiling mouth, rendering a peaceful expression, the hands held below the chest with further incised bird-shaped

Lot #: 113

Estimate: HK$300,000 - HK$400,000

Date: 28 May 2019

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A rare Dingyao moulded 'Buddhist lion' dish

Song/Jin Dynasty Finely potted rising from a recessed flat base to flaring sides, crisply moulded to the interior with a striding Buddhist lion in pursuit of a beribboned brocade ball amidst stylised scrolls, surrounded by a key-fret border, applied overall with an even creamy-white glaze with minor

Lot #: 114

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

Date: 28 May 2019

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A very rare Dingyao petal-lobed dish

Song Dynasty Finely potted with flaring sides neatly divided into twelve lobes, covered overall with an exquisite ivory-tinged transparent glaze except the foot ring exposing the fine white body, box. 20cm (8in) diam. (2

Lot #: 115

Estimate: HK$800,000 - HK$1,000,000

Date: 28 May 2019

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A rare Imperial qiangjin and polychrome lacquer 'dragons' side-table

Kangxi The top rectangular panel elaborately decorated in gilt, red, ochre and green with two confronted writhing five-clawed dragons in mutual pursuit of a flaming pearl amidst cloud and fire scrolls above crested waves, the rim with a key-fret border, all raised above an apron with a ruyi-head

Lot #: 116

Estimate: HK$600,000 - HK$800,000

Date: 28 May 2019

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A Ge-type tripod incense burner, ding

Kangxi/Yongzheng The compressed globular body rising elegantly from three tapering feet to a waisted neck, covered overall with an unctuous smoky ivory glaze suffused with a network of irregular black crackles interspersed with golden-brown threads, the centre of the underside unglazed with a neat

Lot #: 117

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

Date: 28 May 2019

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An archaistic bronze cong-shaped incense burner

Xuande six-character mark, 17th/18th century Of archaic jade form, the rectangular straight-sided body crisply cast with trigrams at each corner and rising from a short splayed foot to a short straight neck with an everted square rim, set to the side with a pair of lion-head handles, the metal

Lot #: 118

Estimate: HK$150,000 - HK$200,000

Date: 28 May 2019

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An exquisite pair of Imperial-tribute reticulated stained ivory 'double...

Qianlong Each masterfully carved in the form of a double gourd comprising two sections intricately carved in openwork, one with blue and green-stained interlocking key-fret scrolls forming the upper and lower sections, alternating with red-stained kui dragons and bats, the other with key-fret and

Lot #: 119 Y Ф

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

Date: 28 May 2019

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A very rare Imperial poetry album

Qianlong Comprising six leaves, some with gold-splashed flakes, with a poem composed by the Qianlong emperor, written in fine regular kaishu script calligraphy, signed Liu Yong, with two seals of the calligrapher, all between two square zitan wood covers, the front carved with a six-character title

Lot #: 120

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

Date: 28 May 2019

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A rare Imperial zitan and chenxiangmu lacquered 'double-gourd' panel

18th century Exquisitely enclosed within a zitan frame in the shape of a double-gourd intricately carved in relief and pierced with double-gourds issuing from gnarled and twisting leafy vines and tendrils, the lacquered panel inset with a chengxianmu relief carved long gnarled branch issuing prunus

Lot #: 121 Y

Estimate: HK$450,000 - HK$600,000

Date: 28 May 2019

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An exceptionally rare pair of Imperial jade gilt-bronze cloisonné and...

Qianlong Each of a tall hexagonal gilt-bronze, cloisonné and champlevé enamel pagoda-shaped structure supported on a waisted base of conforming shape with a low pierced balustrade enclosing six slender incised gilt-bronze columns, each enclosing a skilfully carved reticulated and multi-layered pale

Lot #: 122

Estimate: HK$1,500,000 - HK$2,000,000

Date: 28 May 2019

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A superb Imperial zitan waisted corner-leg table

Qianlong/Jiaqing The wide rectangular frame carved around sides with a hui-character border, above a narrow waist carved in relief with conjoined panels of bats, the shaped aprons elaborately carved with archaistic cloud scrolls within a border of alternating abstract chi dragons, the whole

Lot #: 123

Estimate: HK$3,500,000 - HK$4,500,000

Date: 28 May 2019

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A white jade mythical beast, tianlu

Ming Dynasty Exquisitely carved in round as a mythical beast resting on its haunches accentuated with tightly closed toenails and picked out with flaming motifs, the head slightly turned and crowned with two long horns, the face rendered with bulging eyes, small pointed ears and a ridged nose and

Lot #: 124

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

Date: 28 May 2019

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A rare pale green jade mythical beast waterpot

Ming Dynasty Superbly carved as a gongfu, known as one of the dragon's nine sons, carved in crouching position with ears and horns flicking back as though preparing to pounce on its prey, rendered with an elongated torso flanked by a pair of wings and flame-like tendrils, terminating in a bifurcated

Lot #: 125

Estimate: HK$300,000 - HK$400,000

Date: 28 May 2019

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A fine pale green and russet jade 'Three monkeys' boulder

17th/18th century The irregular stone carved in openwork with a fruiting peach tree beside a taihu rock, with three monkeys grasping at peaches borne on the branches, the reverse with a stream, the stone of pale green tone with areas of russet inclusions. 10cm (4in) high

Lot #: 126

Estimate: HK$150,000 - HK$200,000

Date: 28 May 2019

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A rare white jade 'dragon' finial

Ming Dynasty Superbly carved in high relief with a recumbent five-clawed dragon in a powerful coiled pose, the front-facing head flanked by a pair of horns and hair flicking backwards, all raised on a ring of clouds, the base pierced with two holes for attachment, the stone of white tone with minor

Lot #: 127

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

Date: 28 May 2019

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A white and russet jade Mandarin-duck finial

Ming Dynasty Finely carved a Mandarin duck resting on a lotus leaf and flower and grasping the stems, the feathers incised lightly on the edges, the stone of white tone with minor brown inclusions. 4.8cm (2in) long

Lot #: 128

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

Date: 28 May 2019

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A fine white jade 'lotus' washer

17th/18th century The well polished stone finely carved with a large curled lotus leaf forming the vessel, the underside with ribbon-tied leafy tendrils, small flowering shoots and a seed pod curling up the side of the body to the rim, the stone of white tone with minor opaque white inclusions. 11cm

Lot #: 129

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

Date: 28 May 2019

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A rare and fine very pale green jade 'chilong' brushwasher

18th century The attractive stone of even tone and smoothly carved as a bowl with slightly flaring rim and a shallow recessed base, the plain sides contrasting with a crisp high-relief carved chilong curling its body inside the central well and entwined with leafy tendrils. 11.6cm (4½in) diam

Lot #: 130

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

Date: 28 May 2019