Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

Christie's
London

Date of the auction: 05.11.2019

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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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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 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 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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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 LARGE FAMILLE ROSE 'DRAGON' BOWL

A LARGE FAMILLE ROSE 'DRAGON' BOWL GUANGXU SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN IRON-RED AND OF THE PERIOD (1875-1908) The bowl is decorated to the exterior with nine five-clawed dragons emerging from a band of waves, chasing flaming pearls, all on a sgraffiato petal ground. The interior is decorated with a

Lot #: 91

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A FAMILLE ROSE PLAQUE-INSET ZITAN BOX AND COVER

A FAMILLE ROSE PLAQUE-INSET ZITAN BOX AND COVER THE PORCELAIN, 18TH-19TH CENTURY Each side of the box and the top of the cover are inset with a plaque decorated in famille rose with a central polychrome medallion encirled by composite floral scrolls. The zitan framing components are decorated with

Lot #: 92

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A RARE CARVED RED AND BLACK LACQUER 'PHOENIX' BOWL

A RARE CARVED RED AND BLACK LACQUER 'PHOENIX' BOWL SONG DYNASTY (960-1279) The bowl is supported on a short circular foot and is carved through layers of red and black lacquer with a band enclosing two phoenixes surrounded by large peony blooms. The mouth rim and foot rim are encircled with bands of

Lot #: 94

Estimate: £40,000 - £60,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER RUYI SCEPTRE

A CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER RUYI SCEPTRE QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) The sceptre is finely carved in relief with the Eight Buddhist Emblems, bajixiang , amongst lotus blooms and scrolling foliage on a diaper ground and within keyfret borders to the sides. The reverse is similarly carved with a diaper

Lot #: 96

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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AN IMPERIAL EDICT

AN IMPERIAL EDICT KANGXI TO DAOGUANG PERIOD (1662-1850) This edict reads from left to right in Manchu and repeated from right to left in Chinese characters, the first sections of each text are woven in the silk brocade, the subsequent hand written inscriptions correspond to the 21st year of Kangxi

Lot #: 98

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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XU SHICHANG (1855-1939)

XU SHICHANG (1855-1939) Calligraphy after Su Shi Signature and three seals of the artist, dated bingchen year (1916) Colophon by Xu Yuan (1880-date of death unknown) dated bingzi year (1936) with one seal of the artist Handscroll, ink on paper 11 ¼ x 201 1/8 in. (29.5 x 510.9 cm.) Provenance Gifted

Lot #: 99

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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ANONYMOUS (15TH-EARLY 17TH CENTURY)

ANONYMOUS (15TH-EARLY 17TH CENTURY) Luohan and Attendants Hanging scroll, ink and colour on silk 38 ¼ x 35 5/8 in. (97 x 90.5 cm

Lot #: 100

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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FANG ZHAOLING (1914-2006)

FANG ZHAOLING (1914-2006) Red Lotus / Late Summer Lotus (two paintings) Red Lotus : signature and one seal of the artist Dated 1977 Late Summer Lotus : signature and one seal of the artist Dated winter guichou year (1973) Two scrolls, each mounted and framed, both ink and colour on paper Red Lotus

Lot #: 101

Estimate: £6,000 - £9,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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QI BAISHI (1863-1957)

QI BAISHI (1863-1957) Pea c hes and Chrysanthemums Inscribed and signed with two seals of the artist Hanging scroll, ink and colour on paper 41 x 13 5/8 in. (104 x 34.5 cm.) Provenance Formerly in the collection of Josef Ševcik, translator and interpreter at the Czechoslovak Embassy in Beijing

Lot #: 102

Estimate: £120,000 - £240,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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PORCELAIN OF THE NATIONAL PALACE MUSEUM, A COMPLETE SET OF 33 VOLUMES

PORCELAIN OF THE NATIONAL PALACE MUSEUM, A COMPLETE SET OF 33 VOLUMES PUBLISHED BY CAFA COMPANY LIMITED, HONG KONG, 1961-1969 Compiled by the Joint Board of Directors of the National Palace Museum and the National Central Museum, Taichun, Taiwan, Republic of China. Hong Kong: Cafa Company Limited

Lot #: 104

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A RARE WUCAI TEAPOT AND COVER

A RARE WUCAI TEAPOT AND COVER 17TH CENTURY The bud-shaped body is decorated with a shaped cartouche enclosing flowering leafy branches in reserve on a densely arranged network of hexagons, each enclosing a stylised blossom. The handle and spout are decorated with loosely arranged stylised clouds

Lot #: 105

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A BLUE AND WHITE BOTTLE VASE

A BLUE AND WHITE BOTTLE VASE TRANSITIONAL PERIOD, MID-17TH CENTURY The vase is decorated to the globular body in vibrant tones of cobalt blue with a continuous scene of several officials beside a pavilion, receiving offerings from two attendants, all within a rocky landscape setting. The slender

Lot #: 106

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A BLUE AND WHITE 'PHOENIX' JAR AND COVER

A BLUE AND WHITE 'PHOENIX' JAR AND COVER 17TH CENTURY The body is painted in vibrant tones of blue with six phoenixes with trailing tails among a dense floral scroll, between bands of stylised lappets and ruyi -heads. The domed cover is painted with two further phoenixes. 12 5/8 in. (32 cm.) high

Lot #: 107

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE SLEEVE VASE

A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE SLEEVE VASE TRANSITIONAL PERIOD, MID-17TH CENTURY The vase is painted with an outdoor scene depicting an official with his attendants in conversation with two barefooted men and a boy leading a water buffalo, all below a band of incised scrolling flowers to the shoulder and

Lot #: 108

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A BLUE AND WHITE 'PHOENIX TAIL' VASE

A BLUE AND WHITE 'PHOENIX TAIL' VASE KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722) The bulbous body is decorated to one side with a shaped panel enclosing precious antiques and to the other side with a long-tailed bird perched beneath a blossoming tree. The narrow neck below the flared mouth is similarly decorated. 17

Lot #: 109

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A BLUE AND WHITE FIGURAL 'PHOENIX TAIL' VASE

A BLUE AND WHITE FIGURAL 'PHOENIX TAIL' VASE KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722), DATED BY INSCRIPTION TO THE FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR, CORRESPONDING TO 1719 The vase is decorated to the body with dignitaries and attendants in an interior setting. The reverse bears an inscription and dating to the 'auspicious day of

Lot #: 112

Estimate: £6,000 - £10,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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TWO LARGE UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND COPPER-RED 'FLOWER' DISHES

TWO LARGE UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND COPPER-RED 'FLOWER' DISHES KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722) One dish is decorated to the interior with a lotus pond enclosed by six flower sprays including peony, chrysanthemum and magnolia to the rim. The other dish is decorated to the centre with a butterfly in flight above

Lot #: 115

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A VERY RARE AND MAGNIFICENT PAIR OF IMPERIAL EMBELLISHED LAPIS LAZULI ‘DA...

A VERY RARE AND MAGNIFICENT PAIR OF IMPERIAL EMBELLISHED LAPIS LAZULI ‘DA JI’ DOUBLE-GOURD-FORM PLAQUES QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) Each lapis lazuli plaque is intricately carved in the form of a large double gourd, with two roundels attached to the front and small gourds on leafy tendrils depicted

Lot #: 116

Estimate: £120,000 - £180,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A LAPIS LAZULI, TURQUOISE AND AQUAMARINE COURT NECKLACE, CHAOZHU , AND A...

A LAPIS LAZULI, TURQUOISE AND AQUAMARINE COURT NECKLACE, CHAOZHU , AND A LAPIS LAZULI AND CORAL ROSARY BRACELET, SHOU CHUAN QING DYNASTY (1644-1911) The necklace includes one hundred and eight lapis lazuli beads carved with shou characters, separated by three larger fotou turquoise beads, each

Lot #: 117

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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AN ALOESWOOD, JADEITE, AQUAMARINE AND AMETHYST COURT NECKLACE, CHAOZHU

AN ALOESWOOD, JADEITE, AQUAMARINE AND AMETHYST COURT NECKLACE, CHAOZHU QING DYNASTY (1644-1912) The necklace is comprised of one hundred and eight spherical aloeswood beads, spaced by four larger fotou agate beads. A double gourd-form coral fotouta and jadeite plaque suspending an amethyst toggle

Lot #: 118

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A RARE ALOESWOOD FAUX -BRONZE ARCHAISTIC VASE

A RARE ALOESWOOD FAUX -BRONZE ARCHAISTIC VASE 18TH-19TH CENTURY The pear-shaped vase is carved to the exterior in high relief with three bands of kui- dragons set against a classic scroll ground, and a band with three taotie masks. The neck is detailed with two mythical beast handles. 8 ½ in. (21. 6

Lot #: 119

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019