Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

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Date of the auction: 28.05.2019

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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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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 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 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 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

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A large and rare white jade 'nine phoenix' hairpin

18th century The hairpin carved on one side in openwork with alternating phoenixes amongst floral scrolls, the reverse undecorated, with a floral form on one end, the stone of an even white tone with very minor opaque white inclusions. 31cm (12 1/4in) long

Lot #: 131

Estimate: HK$80,000 - HK$120,000

Date: 28 May 2019

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A fine and rare white jade carving of a qilin

18th century Well carved as a mythical beast with twin horns reaching down its back towards a stylised lotus-like blossom issuing from a leafy stem gripped in its mouth, the front legs raised to show the characteristic hooves, the back legs tucked underneath the body beside the thickly curling tail

Lot #: 132

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

Date: 28 May 2019

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A rare Imperial blue and white 'dragon' bowl

Kangxi six-character mark and of the period With deep rounded sides gently rising from a slightly tapered foot to the rim, the exterior vividly painted with two five-clawed dragons striding amidst flame scrolls in pursuit of the flaming pearl, the interior plain, the base with a six-character mark

Lot #: 133

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

Date: 28 May 2019

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A rare Imperial iron-red enamelled 'dragon' bowl

Kangxi six-character mark and of the period The deep rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to the rim, the exterior vividly enamelled in iron-red with two five-clawed dragons amongst flame scrolls each in pursuit of the flaming pearl, the interior plain, the base with a six-character

Lot #: 134

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

Date: 28 May 2019

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A rare pair of famille verte 'Water Margin' dishes

Wenxin Zhai mark, Kangxi Each with shallow rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to an everted mouthrim, the interior finely enamelled with three characters from shuihu zhuan (Water Margin) with a name suspending from their belts, depicting Chai Jin wearing a peony in his hat, Li Ying holding a

Lot #: 135

Estimate: HK$450,000 - HK$650,000

Date: 28 May 2019

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A rare Imperial carved cinnabar lacquer cabinet

Qianlong The rectangular double-door cabinet raised on four L-shaped feet surmounted by a pair of low single drawers of rectangular form joined by an upright gilt-metal handle, each door, side, back and top meticulously carved with a panel enclosing various antiques and Precious Objects including

Lot #: 136

Estimate: HK$500,000 - HK$800,000

Date: 28 May 2019

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An exceptionally rare pair of gilt-bronze figures of Virupaksa, Western...

Ming Dynasty Each figure finely cast and seated in lalitasana on a double-lotus base, fully armed with chain mail, boots and arm bands, the face with wide open eyes and eyebows in a ferocious expression, flanked by two large earrings and surmounted by an elaborate crown, the hair knotted into high

Lot #: 137

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

Date: 28 May 2019

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A fine gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin

Ming Dynasty The standing Goddess of Mercy, holding an ambrosia vase in her left hand and her right in vitarka mudra, with an image of Amitabha Buddha beneath her cowl, wearing an elaborate necklace and long flowing robes tied with a double ribbon and incised on the hem with flowers, leaves and

Lot #: 138

Estimate: HK$500,000 - HK$700,000

Date: 28 May 2019

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A fine gilt-bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha

Nepal, 17th century Well cast seated on a lotus petal throne with crossed legs, with an urna on his forehead and eyes closed, his left hand resting on his legs with the palm facing upward, his right hand over his right leg touching the lotus throne in 'Earth Witness' bhumisparsa mudra. 19.5cm (7

Lot #: 140

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

Date: 28 May 2019

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A parcel-gilt bronze seated figure of Crowned Buddha

Qianlong Seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus base, clad in a sanghati with incised foliate borders, his right hand hand in bhumisparsha mudra, the left hand holding a bowl, the broad face with a contemplative expression articulated by a pointed nose and downcast eyes, crowned with an elaborate

Lot #: 142

Estimate: HK$800,000 - HK$1,200,000

Date: 28 May 2019

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A rare and large pale green and dark grey jade 'Wang Xizhi and Geese' mountain

18th century Exquisitely and intricately carved in deep layers of relief with the bearded scholar Wang Xizhi seated on a craggy rockwork with his attendant standing beside him, observing a pair of geese swimming in a streaming and rippling river, encircled by a rugged mountainous landscape enclosing

Lot #: 145

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

Date: 28 May 2019

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A magnificent pair of Imperial gilt-lacquered zitan-veneered 'Farming and...

Jiaqing/Daoguang Each cabinet with the top section divided into open compartments of various form, size and height, framed by friezes carved with ruyi-shaped cloud scrolls in openwork, joined by a vertical pillar in the form of a writhing scaly dragon, all above a pair of double-door cabinets

Lot #: 148

Estimate: HK$0

Date: 28 May 2019

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A very rare large celadon-glazed carved and moulded 'flowers and fruit' bowl

Yongzheng seal mark and of the period Elegantly potted with deep rounded sides rising to an everted rim, the exterior with raised flowering sprigs of peony, lotus and rose with finely carved details, the floral sprigs set between leafy fruiting branches bearing peaches, persimmons and pomegranates

Lot #: 149

Estimate: HK$600,000 - HK$1,000,000

Date: 28 May 2019

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A very rare Imperial ruby-enamelled tea bowl

Yongzheng four-character mark and of the period Exquisitely and thinly potted with steep rounded sides rising to an elegantly everted rim supported on a short straight foot, the exterior covered overall with a lustrous enamel of vibrant ruby-pink tone, the underside inscribed with an underglaze blue

Lot #: 150

Estimate: HK$500,000 - HK$800,000

Date: 28 May 2019

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A very fine white jade carving of a qilin carrying the Heavenly Books

Qianlong Superbly carved, the mythical beast in a recumbent posture with its head turned back, its clasped jaws holding a lingzhi fungus spray supported on its back and surmounted by a pile of books, tian shu, the raised head with bulging round eyes below finely incised eyebrows, the pair of horns

Lot #: 151

Estimate: HK$400,000 - HK$600,000

Date: 28 May 2019

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A rare Imperial pale green jade figure of a luohan

18th Century Finely carved in the form of a standing emaciated ascetic with a grin on his face, draped in loose-fitting robes and tied by a woven strip on the waist, the left hand holding a ruyi and the right hand holding a branch of Rohdea japonica, the stone of celadon tone with russet inclusion

Lot #: 152 Y Ф

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

Date: 28 May 2019