Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

Christie's
London

Date of the auction: 05.11.2019

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A PAIR OF RARE LARGE MOTHER-OF-PEARL-INLAID LACQUER CABINETS

A PAIR OF RARE LARGE MOTHER-OF-PEARL-INLAID LACQUER CABINETS MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY The front of each cabinet is lavishly decorated with butterflies in flight around tall peony branches and rocks. The sides are decorated with circular and rectangular panels enclosing birds and branches bearing

Lot #: 121

Estimate: £80,000 - £120,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A RARE SET OF FOUR RECTANGULAR HUANGHUALI STOOLS, CHANGFANGDENG

A RARE SET OF FOUR RECTANGULAR HUANGHUALI STOOLS, CHANGFANGDENG LATE MING - EARLY QING DYNASTY, 17TH-18TH CENTURY Each stool has a frame top enclosing a soft mat seat, supported on square-form legs terminating in hoof feet and joined by plain aprons and humpback stretchers. 19 ½ in. (49.8 cm.) high

Lot #: 122

Estimate: £80,000 - £120,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A LARGE PAIR OF QIANJIN AND TIANQI LACQUER BALUSTER VASES

A LARGE PAIR OF QIANJIN AND TIANQI LACQUER BALUSTER VASES QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) The vases are decorated to each side with two colourfully robed boys in a garden setting with pine trees, peonies, prunus and bamboo, variously playing games with bats and musical instruments, all within shaped

Lot #: 123

Estimate: £6,000 - £10,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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AN IRON-RED AND GILT-DECORATED DAJI WALL PLAQUE

AN IRON-RED AND GILT-DECORATED DAJI WALL PLAQUE 19TH CENTURY The plaque is moulded in the form of a double gourd vase supported on an integral faux wood stand, a yellow ribbon tied at its waist, the upper and lower registers with the characters da and ji , or good fortune, with a white roundel, in

Lot #: 124

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A VERY LARGE PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE TWO-HANDLED VASE AND COVER

A VERY LARGE PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE TWO-HANDLED VASE AND COVER 19TH CENTURY The vase is carved to one side of the body with a phoenix in flight above leafy bamboo sprigs growing from rocks and to the other side with fruiting peach branches below a bat. The neck is flanked by a pair S-form loop

Lot #: 125

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE 'CABBAGE' VASE

A PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE 'CABBAGE' VASE 19TH CENTURY The vase is naturalistically carved in the form of two upright cabbages growing from a rocky base, with a grasshopper perched on one leaf. The stone is of an even pale tone, with some mottled inclusions. 8 ¼ in. (20.9 cm.) high, hongmu stand

Lot #: 126

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A GREENISH-WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC HEXAGONAL GU -FORM VASE

A GREENISH-WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC HEXAGONAL GU -FORM VASE 19TH CENTURY The vase is carved in low relief to the bulbous mid-section with stylised dragon motifs, between two bands of archaistic cicada blades to the flared body. The stone is of a greenish-white tone with some minor areas of creamy

Lot #: 127

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A FINELY CARVED SPINACH-GREEN JADE RECTANGULAR TABLE SCREEN

A FINELY CARVED SPINACH-GREEN JADE RECTANGULAR TABLE SCREEN QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) The screen is skillfully carved with a mountainous rocky landscape with Laozi riding a buffalo accompanied by his attendant, and a bearded scholar with his attendant descending from a pavilion above, all

Lot #: 128

Estimate: £10,000 - £20,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A FINELY CARVED WHITE JADE MARRIAGE BOWL

A FINELY CARVED WHITE JADE MARRIAGE BOWL QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) The elegant bowl has lobed sides and is delicately carved on the exterior with subtle foliate designs in low relief. The rim is flanked by a pair of deeply carved and pierced stylised winged dragon handles with loose rings, all

Lot #: 129

Estimate: £100,000 - £150,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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AN INSCRIBED LAPIS LAZULI TABLE SCREEN

AN INSCRIBED LAPIS LAZULI TABLE SCREEN QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) The screen is finely carved to one side with a scene of two scholarly figures within a rocky mountainous landscape, climbing a staircase, amidst pine and wutong trees. The upper right corner is incised and gilt with an imperial

Lot #: 130

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A FINELY CARVED SPINACH-GREEN JADE BRUSH POT, BITONG

A FINELY CARVED SPINACH-GREEN JADE BRUSH POT, BITONG QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) The brush pot is intricately carved around the sides with a continuous mountainous landscape. The rocks, pine and wutong trees frame various vignettes including a scholar leaning out of a pavilion window; a scholar

Lot #: 131

Estimate: £80,000 - £120,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A FINELY CARVED SPINACH-GREEN JADE 'MARRIAGE BOWL'

A FINELY CARVED SPINACH-GREEN JADE 'MARRIAGE BOWL' QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) The large bowl is skillfully carved with rounded sides rising from five shallow lobed feet. The thick sides are carved to the exterior in high-relief with large chrysanthemum blossoms and leafy tendrils. The bowl is

Lot #: 132

Estimate: £60,000 - £80,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A PAIR OF JADE AND GILT METAL JARDINIÈRES OF NARCISSUS

A PAIR OF JADE AND GILT METAL JARDINIÈRES OF NARCISSUS Each spinach-green jade jardinière is carved with lobed sides and is mounted with a wave-decorated gilt-metal panel with three gilt-metal stems hung with greyish-white jade narcissus flowers, with a dragonfly resting on one leaf. The base of the

Lot #: 133

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A JADEITE 'MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPE' BOULDER

A JADEITE 'MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPE' BOULDER QING DYNASTY (1644-1911) The boulder is carved with figures sitting in a canopied boat on a river below overhanging rocks in a mountainous landscape. The reverse is carved in relief with two pine trees. There is an incised imperial poem eulogising the Red

Lot #: 134

Estimate: £12,000 - £18,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A GROUP OF THREE WHITE JADE CARVINGS

A GROUP OF THREE WHITE JADE CARVINGS 18TH-19TH CENTURY The group comprises a pebble-form carving depicting a pair of catfish and two bats highlighted in russet; a carving of a seated monkey and its young, holding a peach; and a carving of a peach growing from a leafy stem with two small bats to one

Lot #: 135

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A LARGE BLUE-GLAZED DISH

A LARGE BLUE-GLAZED DISH KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE-CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722) The large dish is covered all over with a rich cobalt blue glaze, thinning to white at the mouth rim and stopping just at the chanelled foot ring. 14 ½ in. (36.8 cm.) diam

Lot #: 136

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A CELADON-GROUND UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND COPPER RED-DECORATED PEAR-SHAPED VASE...

A CELADON-GROUND UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND COPPER RED-DECORATED PEAR-SHAPED VASE, YUHUCHUNPING 18TH-19TH CENTURY The vase is decorated to the exterior in underglaze blue and copper red with two deer beside rocks, bamboo, and lingzhi , all below a pine tree and reserved on a celadon-glazed ground. 14 in

Lot #: 137

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A GROUP OF FOUR IRON-RED DECORATED 'DRAGON' CUPS

A GROUP OF FOUR IRON-RED DECORATED 'DRAGON' CUPS TWO CUPS, TONGZHI SIX-CHARACTER MARKS IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1862-1874) THE OTHER TWO CUPS, GUANGXU SIX-CHARACTER MARKS IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1875-1908) Each cup is decorated in iron-red to the exterior with two striding

Lot #: 138

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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AN UNDERGLAZE-BLUE AND IRON-RED-DECORATED 'DRAGON' DISH

AN UNDERGLAZE-BLUE AND IRON-RED-DECORATED 'DRAGON' DISH QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The dish is decorated to the interior with a central medallion depicting an iron-red five-clawed dragon above crashing waves. The exterior is similarly decorated

Lot #: 139

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A RARE PAIR OF LARGE MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE CANDLESTICKS

A RARE PAIR OF LARGE MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE CANDLESTICKS 18TH CENTURY Each candlestick is finely decorated with concentric horizontal bands of lotus scroll alternating with stylised leaves, ruyi -heads and classic scroll, all in varying tones of vibrant cobalt blue with simulated heaping anf

Lot #: 140

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A GROUP OF THREE BLUE AND WHITE 'FIGURAL' JARS AND COVERS

A GROUP OF THREE BLUE AND WHITE 'FIGURAL' JARS AND COVERS KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722) Each jar is decorated to the exterior with two panels enclosing scenes of ladies in a castle setting, amongst flower vases, divided by vertical bands of floral scroll, all above two bands of stylised roundels and

Lot #: 141

Estimate: £12,000 - £18,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'LOTUS' BOTTLE VASE

A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'LOTUS' BOTTLE VASE KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722) The vase is decorated with multiple large lotus blossoms amongst meandering tendrils and leaves, all below a moulded string band and upright leaves to the upper section of the long neck. The mouth rim is encircled by a broad band

Lot #: 142

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A BLUE AND WHITE 'FIGURAL' JARDINIÈRE

A BLUE AND WHITE 'FIGURAL' JARDINIÈRE TRANSITIONAL PERIOD, MID-17TH CENTURY The small jardinière is decorated to the rounded sides with a continuous scene depicting figures in a garden setting. 8 ½ in. (21.6 cm.) diam

Lot #: 143

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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TWO LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'LOTUS' VASES AND COVERS

TWO LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'LOTUS' VASES AND COVERS KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722) Each vase is decorated to the exterior in vibrant tones of cobalt blue with a dense network of lotus scroll, below two lappet bands to the neck of one vase and a band of stylised flower heads to the other. The covers are

Lot #: 144

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A GROUP OF TWENTY-NINE PAINTED POTTERY FIGURES

A GROUP OF TWENTY-NINE PAINTED POTTERY FIGURES MING DYNASTY (1368-1644) Decorated in various colors, the group comprises four horse riders, two saddled horses and twenty three grooms. Each figure is modeled in diffrent posture with a separately molded head. 15 ½ in. (39 cm.) high, the largest

Lot #: 145

Estimate: £15,000 - £25,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A PALE GREENISH-WHITE AND RUSSET JADE BUFFALO

A PALE GREENISH-WHITE AND RUSSET JADE BUFFALO 18TH CENTURY The stone is finely carved as a recumbent buffalo with its legs tucked under the raised head. Its backbone, tail and horns are finely detailed. The jade has some areas of russet inclusions. 3 in. (7.6 cm.) wide. Provenance Collection of Lady

Lot #: 146

Estimate: £6,000 - £10,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A PALE BROWNISH-RUSSET JADE 'MYTHICAL BEAST' CARVING

A PALE BROWNISH-RUSSET JADE 'MYTHICAL BEAST' CARVING MING DYNASTY (1368-1644) The pebble form stone is carved as a recumbent mythical beast with its legs tugged under the body resting on clouds. The mane, ear and tail are finely detailed. The stone is of a pale brown tone with areas of honey brown

Lot #: 147

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A GREENISH-WHITE AND RUSSET JADE 'BUDDHIST LION' WATER-DROPPER

A GREENISH-WHITE AND RUSSET JADE 'BUDDHIST LION' WATER-DROPPER 17TH CENTURY The jade is carved as a large Buddhist lion with its head turned to one side, the brocade ball under one paw, and a smaller lion climbing on its back. The finial is carved as a recumbent chilong. The stone is of a pale

Lot #: 148

Estimate: £5,000 - £10,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A GREENISH-WHITE JADE BIXIE -FORM WATER DROPPER

A GREENISH-WHITE JADE BIXIE -FORM WATER DROPPER 18TH CENTURY The mythical beast is carved in a crouching position with an earcup protrudung from its mouth. It has bulging eyes and horns that extend back to flank the aperture to its back. Its mane, horns and haunches are skillfully worked in relief

Lot #: 149

Estimate: £5,000 - £10,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A GREENISH-WHITE AND GREY JADE 'BUDDHIST LIONS' GROUP

A GREENISH-WHITE AND GREY JADE 'BUDDHIST LIONS' GROUP The jade is finely carved as a large crouching lioness with its head facing two lion cubs, a brocade ball with long ribbons between them. The stone is of an even greenish-white tone and dark grey tone. 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) wide, with zitan stand

Lot #: 150

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019