Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

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Date of the auction: 28.05.2019

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A banded agate snuff bottle

Qing Dynasty Well-hollowed, the ovoid globular body flanked by a pair of mask-and-ring handles, the light beige stone with swirling striations in alternating tones of white to dark tan, stopper. 5cm (2in) high. (2

Lot #: 175

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

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 famille rose porcelain 'Eight Immortals' snuff bottle

Qianlong seal mark and possibly of the period Of flattened spade shape surmounted by a waisted neck, vividly decorated in coloured enamels on both sides with the Eight Immortals with distinctive attributes amidst crested waves, the narrow sides painted in underglaze-blue with stylised floral sprays

Lot #: 180

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

Date: 28 May 2019

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A famille rose porcelain 'Eighteen Luohan' snuff bottle

Daoguang seal mark and of the period The compressed globular body moulded with animal mask handles, finely enamelled in a famille rose palette highlighted with gilt with the Eighteen Luohan holding various attributes, the base with a four-character seal mark in iron-red, stopper. 6.2cm (2 1/2in

Lot #: 181

Estimate: HK$10,000 - HK$15,000

Date: 28 May 2019

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A fine and rare five-colour overlay glass snuff bottle

Possibly Imperial, Attributed to the Palace Workshops, Beijing, 18th/19th century Of elongated ovoid form, exquisitely overlaid in green, yellow, red, blue and turquoise-blue on a transparent ground, delicately carved with a dragon-carp rising from a base of foaming waves attempting to pass through

Lot #: 178

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 fine carved Suzhou agate 'fisherman' snuff bottle

18th/19th century Well-hollowed, of rounded square form rising from an oblong ring foot to a cylindrical neck and a concave lip, carved in high relief and decorated in delicate incisions using the dark brown inclusions to depict a fisherman seated above rockwork pulling a fish on a line from a lotus

Lot #: 176

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

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 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 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 fine white jade 'moonflask' snuff bottle

18th/19th century Of flattened spherical form with a rounded base rising to a waisted neck flanked by two elegantly arched strap handles, above a floral collar at the shoulder, the stone of an even white tone, stopper. 5cm (2in) high. (2

Lot #: 164

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

Date: 28 May 2019

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A fine white jade snuff bottle

18th/19th century Well-hollowed, of upright rounded square form rising from a recessed base, the stone uncarved, of an attractive even white tone with a smooth polish, stopper. 5.3cm (2in) high. (2

Lot #: 169

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

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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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 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 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 large cloisonné-enamel 'magpie and prunus' charger

19th century The interior brightly and boldly enamelled in shades of black, white, red, blue and sepia with twelve magpies in flight and perching on a gnarled blossoming prunus tree emerging from a grassy mound, the exterior vividly decorated with eight egrets amidst blooming lotus flowers, leaves

Lot #: 162

Estimate: HK$400,000 - HK$500,000

Date: 28 May 2019

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A magnificent and extremely rare jadeite 'longevity' boulder

Qianlong/Jiaqing Masterfully carved in varying levels of relief with Shoulao holding a long lingzhi stem, accompanied by two attendants carrying a peach and a fruiting peach branch, crossing a bridge by a flowing waterfall, approaching an inclined path leading to a terraced pavilion, encircled by

Lot #: 146

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

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 magnificent white jade 'sage' snuff bottle

18th/19th century, probably Suzhou School Superbly hollowed, the rounded bulbous body raised on a flat oval foot surmounted by a slightly flared neck, exquisitely carved in low relief with a continuous landscape enclosing a bearded sage walking towards a pavilion surrounded by willow, pine and

Lot #: 167

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

Date: 28 May 2019

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A pale green jade 'peach' ruyi-sceptre

18th century The sceptre with a ruyi-shaped head finely carved in low relief with a blossoming and fruiting branch of peach, bamboo leaves, and lingzhi in a basket above ruyi clouds, a bat flying over the top, the arched shaft further embellished with a brunch of peach over a bat the end, the stone

Lot #: 154

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

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 fine pale green jade 'dragon' vase, hu

Qianlong Deftly carved rising from a countersunk foot to a slightly everted rim, carved in high-relief with a three-clawed dragon encircling the neck above a slender body with a band of archaistic taotie masks between two further bands of ridges, the stone of a pale green tone and with minor opaque

Lot #: 158

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

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 rare and fine yellow and russet jade 'dragon and tiger' snuff bottle

18th/19th century Very well-hollowed, of flattened rectangular form rising from an oval recessed foot, the dark russet skin elaborately carved in relief with a ferocious dragon looking at a tiger standing on jagged rockwork amidst swirling cloud scrolls, the plain area of an even yellow-green tone

Lot #: 170

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

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 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 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