Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

Christie's
London

Date of the auction: 05.11.2019

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A BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL AND COVER, GUI

A BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL AND COVER, GUI WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY (1100-771 BC) The body is cast with horizontal grooves between a double band of stylised scale patterns to the rim and a lappet band to the foot and is flanked by two animal-head C-form handles. The vessel is supported on three

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL, DING

A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL, DING LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC The tri-lobed body is raised on three columnar legs and is cast above each leg with a large taotie mask with rounded eyes, all reserved on a leiwen ground. A pair of inverted U-shaped handles rises from the rim. There

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, GU

A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, GU SHANG DYNASTY (1600-1100 BC) The trumpet-form neck is cast with four leiwen -filled blades rising from a band of S-shaped serpents. The middle section and spreading foot are cast in high relief with the disconnected parts of a taotie mask reserved on a fine leiwen

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A MASSIVE PAINTED POTTERY FIGURE OF A CAMEL AND RIDER

A MASSIVE PAINTED POTTERY FIGURE OF A CAMEL AND RIDER TANG DYNASTY (618-907) The large camel is modelled with its head slightly turned to the left with protruding eyes, flaring nostrils and ears lying against its neck, its mouth held wide open with its tongue hanging out to one side. A detachable

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £80,000 - £120,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A LARGE BROWN AND GREEN-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF A HORSE AND A CARRIAGE

A LARGE BROWN AND GREEN-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF A HORSE AND A CARRIAGE THE POTTERY HORSE HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220), THE CARRIAGE AND FITTINGS PROBABLY LATER The horse is shown standing foursquare with head facing forward, its ears pricked, nostrils flared and teeth bared, covered overall with

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £60,000 - £80,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A QINGBAI EWER AND COVER AND A QINGBAI FOLIATE BOWL

A QINGBAI EWER AND COVER AND A QINGBAI FOLIATE BOWL NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY (960-1127 AD) The ewer has an eight lobed body rising to a tall flaring neck, the strap handle and cover both have loops for attachment. The lobed bowl has a foliate rim and is supported on a short foot. The ewer, 6 7/8 in

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A QINGBAI CARVED 'LOTUS' JAR AND COVER

A QINGBAI CARVED 'LOTUS' JAR AND COVER SONG DYNASTY (960-1279) The jar is crisply carved to the exterior with three layers of overlapping lotus petals, the domed cover is similarly decorated and surmounted by a loop finial. The jar is covered with a pale blue glaze pooling in the recesses. 5 7/8 in

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A CARVED YAOZHOU CELADON BOWL AND A YAOZHOU DISH AND A CARVED...

A CARVED YAOZHOU CELADON BOWL AND A YAOZHOU DISH AND A CARVED CELADON-GLAZED DISH SONG DYNASTY (960-1279) The conical bowl is decorated with a freely carved design of stylised peony stems, their curly leaves enhanced with a combed decoration, covered all over with a crackle-suffused glaze of

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A RARE YAOZHOU CELADON TRIPOD JAR

A RARE YAOZHOU CELADON TRIPOD JAR FIVE DYNASTIES (907-960) The jar has a well-rounded, lobed body and is supported on three claw feet. It is covered all over in an attractive glaze of pale greyish-green tone that stops in a line above the base. 4 3/8 in. (11 cm.) high Provenance With Priestley

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A YAOZHOU CELADON BOWL AND COVER

A YAOZHOU CELADON BOWL AND COVER SONG DYNASTY (960-1279) The bowl is of plain form and is supported on a low foot, the domed cover is surmounted with a button finial. Both the cover and bowl are covered with a glossy, crackle-suffused glaze of olive tone, with the exception of the base and foot

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A RARE JIZHOU BLACK AND RUSSET STREAKED VASE, MEIPING

A RARE JIZHOU BLACK AND RUSSET STREAKED VASE, MEIPING SONG-JIN DYNASTY (960-1234) The elegantly potted vase is boldly decorated with streaks of russet and purplish-cream glaze. 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) high Provenance Acquired in London in the 1970s

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A SMALL JUN TRIPOD CENSER

A SMALL JUN TRIPOD CENSER SONG DYNASTY (960-1279) The compressed body is raised on three short cabriole legs and is covered overall with a pale, milky blue glaze that thins to a mushroom tone at the edges of the legs and the mouth rim. The tips of the legs and the interior base remain unglazed. 2 ¼

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £6,000 - £10,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A SMALL JUN 'BUBBLE' BOWL

A SMALL JUN 'BUBBLE' BOWL YUAN-MING DYNASTY (1279-1644) The bowl is supported on a short ring foot. It is covered with a smooth glaze of sky-blue tone, thinning to mushroom on the rim and stopping just above the foot. The base is also covered with the same sky-blue glaze. 3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm.) diam

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A SMALL JUN TRIPOD CENSER

A SMALL JUN TRIPOD CENSER YUAN - MING DYNASTY (1279-1644) The vessel is supported on three feet, the rounded body rising to a waisted neck and everted rim. It is covered all over in a glaze of lavender-blue tones that thins at the rim to reveal the mushroom body. It has a later Japanese reticulated

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A LONGQUAN CELADON WASHER

A LONGQUAN CELADON WASHER SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY (1127-1279) The washer is finely potted with an angular profile rising from the short foot to a slightly everted rim, and is covered overall with an attractive glaze of even sea-green tone with the exception of the foot ring. 5 ¾ in. (14.5 cm.) diam

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £40,000 - £60,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A FINELY CARVED AND INCISED DING 'FISH' DISH

A FINELY CARVED AND INCISED DING 'FISH' DISH NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY (960-1127) The dish has gently flaring sides and a six-petal foliate rim. The centre is carved and incised with a fish swimming in water amongst waterweeds. 7 5/8 in. ( 19.3 cm.) diam. Provenance A private European Collection

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A RARE PAINTED CIZHOU JAR

A RARE PAINTED CIZHOU JAR SONG-MING DYNASTY (960-1644) The exterior is delicately painted in brown slip with a wide band of flowers on leafy branches, beneath a narrower foliate band encircling the shoulder, all set against the white slip ground which extends into the interior and stops above the

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A RARE GUAN-TYPE JARDINIÈRE

A RARE GUAN-TYPE JARDINIÈRE YUAN-MING DYNASTY (1279-1644) The jardinière is elegantly potted with sides rising from four foliate-form feet towards an everted mouth rim. The body is covered overall with a pale brownish-grey glaze suffused with a network of black and russet crackles. 5 ¾ in. (14.1

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A RARE LONGQUAN CELADON BRUSH WASHER, XI

A RARE LONGQUAN CELADON BRUSH WASHER, XI SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY (1127-1279) The washer is finely potted with straight sides rising from a short, tapering foot to an everted, flattened rim that thins towards the edge. It is covered overall with an unctuous glaze of even bluish-green tone that is

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £80,000 - £120,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A LARGE PAINTED POTTERY FIGURE OF A PRANCING HORSE

A LARGE PAINTED POTTERY FIGURE OF A PRANCING HORSE TANG DYNASTY (AD 618-907) The figure is powerfully modelled with front right leg raised, the mouth open, the head turned slightly to the left, the tail braided, and the saddle cloth painted with elaborate details highlighted in red pigment. 23 in

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A RARE SMALL SANCAI -GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF A RAM

A RARE SMALL SANCAI -GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF A RAM TANG DYNASTY (618-907) The ram is modelled standing foursquare, facing forwards with its curled horns resting upon its back. It is covered with a mottled glaze of amber, green and buff tones. 2 7/8 in. (7.2 cm.) high Provenance Collection of

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A SMALL RARE YAOZHOU CELADON FIGURE OF A SEATED MONK

A SMALL RARE YAOZHOU CELADON FIGURE OF A SEATED MONK SONG DYNASTY (960-1279) The figure is shown wearing long robes that fall over his knees, and holding a scroll in his right hand. He is covered overall in a greyish-green glaze that pools in the recesses. 3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm.) high Provenance With

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A CIZHOU MARBLED STONEWARE BOWL

A CIZHOU MARBLED STONEWARE BOWL NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY, 11TH-12TH CENTURY The bowl is formed with rounded sides and is raised on a short foot ring. The marbled brown and beige ware is applied with a plain creamy-white slip on the mouth rim, all covered in a clear glaze. 3 ¾ in. (9.5 cm.) diam

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A RARE WHITE-GLAZED BISCUIT ' LINGLONG ' BOWL

A RARE WHITE-GLAZED BISCUIT ' LINGLONG ' BOWL MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY The skillfully worked bowl is decorated to the exterior with five medallions enclosing figures in high relief, separated by stylised wan characters in openwork, all between four flower heads with tendrils below the mouth rim

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A RARE AND FINELY CARVED LOBED CINNABAR LACQUER 'WASHING THE ELEPHANT' DISH

A RARE AND FINELY CARVED LOBED CINNABAR LACQUER 'WASHING THE ELEPHANT' DISH JIAJING SIX-CHARACTER INCISED MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1522 - 1566) The octafoil shaped dish is magnificently carved through thick layers of cinnabar lacquer with an elephant next to a large wooden basin being washed by a

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £20,000 - £40,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A RARE BLUE AND WHITE 'BOYS' DISH

A RARE BLUE AND WHITE 'BOYS' DISH WANLI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1573-1619) The dish is decorated to the centre with three boys bathing in a large tub and three further boys playing in a fenced garden beside a pine tree, one fishing with a large

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A BLUE AND WHITE JAR AND COVER

A BLUE AND WHITE JAR AND COVER TRANSITIONAL PERIOD, MID-17TH CENTURY The jar is decorated to the exterior with a continous scene of an official with two attendants in a garden landscape with clouds. The shoulder is incised with a flower band and the neck is further embellished with two large flower

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A BLUE AND WHITE 'THREE-STRING' VASE, LAIFU ZUN

A BLUE AND WHITE 'THREE-STRING' VASE, LAIFU ZUN KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722) The vase is decorated to the body with a river landscape with a fisherman on a boat passing by rocks and pine trees. The slender neck is decorated with two bamboo sprays above three moulded bow-strings to the shoulder. The

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A BLUE AND WHITE BRUSH POT, BITONG

A BLUE AND WHITE BRUSH POT, BITONG TRANSITIONAL PERIOD, MID-17TH CENTURY The exterior of the body is finely decorated with a continuous scene depicting 'Washing the Elephant', sao xiang, with one servant holding a broom and a long hook standing on the back of the animal beside a water-filled wooden

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A BLUE AND WHITE 'FIGURAL' SLEEVE VASE

A BLUE AND WHITE 'FIGURAL' SLEEVE VASE TRANSITIONAL PERIOD, MID-17TH CENTURY The vase is finely decorated with a continous scene depicting a warrior on horseback holding a halberd and an infant in his arms and another warrior standing by rocks and clouds, all below bands of incised flowers and

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019