Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

Christie's
London

Date of the auction: 05.11.2019

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A RARE GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF SHAKYAMUNI

A RARE GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF SHAKYAMUNI MING DYNASTY, 15TH CENTURY OR EARLIER The Buddha is seated in vajrasana on a double lotus base with beaded rims before a mandorla formed of lotus buds. The right hand is held in bhumisparsa mudra , the gesture of 'touching the earth', and the left hand is held

Lot #: 61

Estimate: £50,000 - £80,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A GILT-BRONZE STANDING FIGURE OF MANDARAVA

A GILT-BRONZE STANDING FIGURE OF MANDARAVA 16TH-17TH CENTURY The deity is depicted standing on a lotus base, leaning slightly to the side, holding a kapala in one hand, and the other held in vitarka mudra . She wears a long robe with incised and beaded borders and an elaborate headdress

Lot #: 62

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AVALOKITESHVARA

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AVALOKITESHVARA 15TH-16TH CENTURY The figure is cast seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus base, dressed in long robes and with elaborate inlaid and beaded jewellery. The hands are held in dhyana mudra , clasping an attribute. The face has a serene expression and the hair is

Lot #: 63

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A BRONZE MODEL OF A STUPA

A BRONZE MODEL OF A STUPA 15TH CENTURY The stupa rests on a double-lotus base, supporting a bell shape below a square platform on which a coiled cone rests. It is surmounted by a lotus-bud finial. The base is sealed. 6 ¾ in. (17 cm.) high

Lot #: 64

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A RARE CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL 'LOTUS' BOWL AND COVER

A RARE CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL 'LOTUS' BOWL AND COVER MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY The circular bowl is decorated to the exterior with peonies rising from leafy and scrolling stems. The base is similarly decorated with a central lotus blossom. The slightly stepped cover has a bud-form finial and is decorated

Lot #: 65

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A PAIR OF CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL BOWLS AND A VASE, FANGHU

A PAIR OF CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL BOWLS AND A VASE, FANGHU MING DYNASTY (1368-1644) Each bowl is decorated to the interior with large lotus and peony blossoms in blue enamels against a white ground. The exterior is decorated with eight chrysanthemum heads admist scrolling tendrils, all against a turquoise

Lot #: 66

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL 'BIRDS AND FLOWER' SQUARE VASE, FANGHU

A CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL 'BIRDS AND FLOWER' SQUARE VASE, FANGHU MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY The vase is decorated to each side with a bird on a flowering branch, including a kingfisher and a parrot, all on a turquoise ground. Each side of the neck and foot is decorated with a large lotus head with leafy

Lot #: 67

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL 'DOUBLE FISH' BOWL

A CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL 'DOUBLE FISH' BOWL MING DYNASTY, 15TH-16TH CENTURY The deep bowl is decorated to the centre with a large carp and a smaller carp leaping from waves above rocks. The gently rounded sides are decorated to the interior with stylised chrysanthemums with leafy scrolls below a band of

Lot #: 68

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A RARE PAIR OF CHAMPLEVÉ ENAMEL 'LUDUAN' CENSERS AND COVERS

A RARE PAIR OF CHAMPLEVÉ ENAMEL 'LUDUAN' CENSERS AND COVERS QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) Each of the censers is cast as a mythical beast, luduan , with its rotund body finely decorated with flower heads amongst tendrils, highlighted in blue and red champlevé enamels against a turquoise ground. The

Lot #: 69

Estimate: £15,000 - £25,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A SMALL CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL RECTANGULAR CENSER AND COVER

A SMALL CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL RECTANGULAR CENSER AND COVER QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) The censer is decorated to each side with a rectangular cartouche depicting two confronting kui -dragons flanking a shou -roundel, in reserve on a ground of densely arranged lotus flower tendrils. The body is supported

Lot #: 70

Estimate: £15,000 - £25,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A LARGE CIRCULAR CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL 'DEER AND CRANE' BOX AND COVER

A LARGE CIRCULAR CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL 'DEER AND CRANE' BOX AND COVER QIANLONG-JIAQING PERIOD, CIRCA 1800 The cover is decorated with a central roundel enclosing a scene of three deer below a pine tree intertwined with fruiting peach branches with several crane in flight above. The sides of the box and

Lot #: 71

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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AN APPLE-GREEN JADEITE BELT-BUCKLE

AN APPLE-GREEN JADEITE BELT-BUCKLE QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY The upper sections are skillfully carved in openwork to depict coiled chilongs amongst lingzhi sprays, one half with a dragon-head hook, the other with a loop. The stone is of an emerald-green tone with some paler emerald inclusions. 4

Lot #: 72

Estimate: £35,000 - £45,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A PALE GREY AND BLACK JADE HORSE

A PALE GREY AND BLACK JADE HORSE 17TH CENTURY The recumbant beast is carved lying on its back, its legs tucked under its body and one hoof touching its raised head, the mane, facial features and tail all finely detailed. The stone is of a mottled pale grey and black tone with veins. 2 ¼ in. (5.8

Lot #: 73

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A PALE GREYISH-GREEN JADE MOUNTAIN-FORM BRUSH REST

A PALE GREYISH-GREEN JADE MOUNTAIN-FORM BRUSH REST YUAN-MING DYNASTY, 14TH-15TH CENTURY The brush rest is carved as a series of mountain peaks, the naturalistic surface skillfully worked and pierced to suggest a rocky terrain. The stone is of a pale greyish-green tone. 7 ½ in. (19 cm.) long

Lot #: 74

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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AN INSCRIBED DUAN STONE 'DUCK AND LOTUS POND' TABLE SCREEN

AN INSCRIBED DUAN STONE 'DUCK AND LOTUS POND' TABLE SCREEN QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795), DATED BY INSCRIPTION TO 1786 The screen is skillfully carved in high relief and incised with two ducks in a lotus pond, the ducks, water and leafy reeds are all finely detailed. The screen is further embellished

Lot #: 75

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A LACQUERED BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA

A LACQUERED BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER CAST MARK IN A LINE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The Buddha is finely cast seated in dhyanasana on a lotus base with hands held in dharmachakra mudra , the gesture of teaching. The figure has a serene expression and the hair is arranged in

Lot #: 76

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A LARGE PAIR OF BRONZE BUDDHIST LION CANDLE HOLDERS

A LARGE PAIR OF BRONZE BUDDHIST LION CANDLE HOLDERS 18TH CENTURY The Buddhist lions are cast standing in mirror image, their heads turned towards each other, teeth barred, their manes and tails with tight curls. Each ferocious beast supports a vase on its back that is decorated in relief with

Lot #: 77

Estimate: £80,000 - £120,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER

A BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER 17TH CENTURY The censer has a compressed globular body supported on three tapering feet with a pair of flaring loop handles to the rim above a short, waisted neck. The interior is cast with an apocryphal sixteen-character Xuande workshop mark and the base is cast with an

Lot #: 78

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A CIRCULAR GILT-BRONZE 'LOTUS' CENSER

A CIRCULAR GILT-BRONZE 'LOTUS' CENSER 17TH CENTURY The heavily cast censer is decorated to the sides with stylized upright lotus lappets, divided to the central section with a double-string band, just above the apocryphal Xuande mark in a vertical line. Each side is applied with a handle in the

Lot #: 79

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A LARGE INSCRIBED BRONZE CENSER

A LARGE INSCRIBED BRONZE CENSER ZHENGDE PERIOD, DATED BY INSCRIPTION TO THE THIRD YEAR OF THE ZHENGDE REIGN, CORRESPONDING TO 1509 The censer is cast with deep rounded sides, with the characters Zhengde san nian , 'third year of the Zhengde reign', incised below the mouth rim to the exterior. The

Lot #: 80

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A PARCEL-GILT BRONZE 'MYTHICAL BEAST' CENSER AND COVER

A PARCEL-GILT BRONZE 'MYTHICAL BEAST' CENSER AND COVER 17TH CENTURY The censer is cast with a band of mythical beasts galloping amongst waves, all above stylised lappets to the raised foot. The sides are flanked by a pair of animal-head handles. The reticulated cover is decorated with two pairs of

Lot #: 81

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A GILT-SPLASHED BRONZE CENSER

A GILT-SPLASHED BRONZE CENSER 17TH CENTURY The compressed globular censer is elegantly cast with two loop handles to the shoulders, and supported on a slightly splayed foot. The exterior and the base are covered with splashes of gilt. The base is cast in relief with an apocryphal six-character

Lot #: 82

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A SILVER STEM CUP

A SILVER STEM CUP The goblet-form cup is raised on a short, knopped stem foot with spreading base, and the sides are finely chased with several animated tigers, clambering on tree branches and pursuing birds in flight, above an endless knot border, all reserved on a ring-punched ground. 3 ½ in. (8.9

Lot #: 83

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A LARGE GILT-SPLASHED LOBED BRONZE CENSER

A LARGE GILT-SPLASHED LOBED BRONZE CENSER 17TH-18TH CENTURY The large censer is finely cast to each side with a C-shaped handle modelled as a bamboo branch with long leaves in openwork-form. The body is embellished to the exterior with gilt splashes and is supported on four bamboo feet. The base has

Lot #: 84

Estimate: £20,000 - £40,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A MAGNIFICENT RARE IMPERIAL GILT-BRONZE BELL, BIANZHONG

A MAGNIFICENT RARE IMPERIAL GILT-BRONZE BELL, BIANZHONG QIANLONG PERIOD, DATED BY INSCRIPTION TO THE EIGHTH YEAR OF THE QIANLONG REIGN, CORRESPONDING TO 1743 The bell is powerfully cast to the exterior in high relief with a wide band depicting a pair of five-clawed dragons surrounded by scrolling

Lot #: 85

Estimate: £800,000 - £1,200,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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AN UNUSUAL MASSIVE 'FOREIGNERS' BRONZE CENSER

AN UNUSUAL MASSIVE 'FOREIGNERS' BRONZE CENSER 17TH CENTURY The rectangular censer has loop ring handles to either end that are held by two finely cast bearded, barefoot foreigners with curly, coiffed hair, dressed in loose-fitting trousers. They are cast leaning back on ther heels, their toes

Lot #: 86

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A LARGE CARVED DING 'LOTUS' BOWL

A LARGE CARVED DING 'LOTUS' BOWL SONG DYNASTY (960-1279) The large bowl with rounded sides is carved to the interior with two large lotus blossoms amongst leafy sprays, all covered under an ivory-white glaze. 10 in. (25.5 cm.) diam. Provenance Collection of Friedrich Otto Hasse (1886-1964), Bremen

Lot #: 87

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A RARE RETICULATED LONGQUAN CELADON ‘PEONY’ VASE, YUHUCHUNPING

A RARE RETICULATED LONGQUAN CELADON ‘PEONY’ VASE, YUHUCHUNPING MING DYNASTY (1368-1644) The pear-shaped body is decorated with a broad peony band in openwork revealing the inner vase, all between a band of stylised lappets and classic scrolls to the foot rim and ruyi -heads to the shoulder. The

Lot #: 88

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON' JARDINIÈRE

A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON' JARDINIÈRE JIAJING SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE IN A LINE AND OF THE PERIOD (1522-1566) The heavily potted vessel with deep flaring sides is decorated with two sinuous winged dragons in pursuit amongst large lotus heads and buds, interlinked with scrolling

Lot #: 89

Estimate: £50,000 - £80,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE PEAR-SHAPED VASE, YUHUCHUNPING

A MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE PEAR-SHAPED VASE, YUHUCHUNPING 18TH CENTURY The vase is decorated with a continuous scene of bamboo and plaintain amongst rocks in a fenced garden below a band of ruyi -heads, scrolling foliage, and spearheads to the neck. The foot rim is encircled by a band of lotus

Lot #: 90

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019