Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

Christie's
London

Date of the auction: 05.11.2019

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A GREENISH-WHITE AND GREY JADE ' LUOHAN AND GROTTO' GROUP

A GREENISH-WHITE AND GREY JADE ' LUOHAN AND GROTTO' GROUP The jade is of irregular shape and carved deeply with a meditating luohan in a mountain cave with overhanging rocks. The reverse is carved with two deer and pine branches between rocks. The darker grey part of the jade is incised with an

Lot #: 151

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A GREENISH-WHITE AND GREY JADE ' LUOHAN ' CARVING

A GREENISH-WHITE AND GREY JADE ' LUOHAN ' CARVING The jade is carved as a smiling luohan in front of a grotto, his body covered in loose robes and seated on a overhanging rock. The wall of the grotto has an inscription. The stone is of a pale greenish-white tone with grey inclusions. 3 ¾ in. (9.5

Lot #: 152

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A LARGE PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE RUYI SCEPTRE

A LARGE PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE RUYI SCEPTRE QING DYNASTY (1644-1911) The curved shaft is finely carved to the centre with a leafy peach branch and a bat in flight. The ruyi -shaped head is decorated with two carps encircling a swastika below a further bat in flight. The stone is of an even pale

Lot #: 153

Estimate: £20,000 - £40,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A VERY RARE FAUX BRONZE' MOON FLASK

A VERY RARE FAUX BRONZE' MOON FLASK QIANLONG IMPRESSED SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The moon flask is moulded to either side of the body with a pair of archaistic kui dragons with scrolling bodies, surrounding a central shou roundel, all on an intricately worked diaper

Lot #: 154

Estimate: £600,000 - £800,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A LARGE COPPER-RED-GLAZED BOTTLE VASE

A LARGE COPPER-RED-GLAZED BOTTLE VASE 18TH CENTURY The vase is potted with a pear-shaped bulbous body with a long slender neck. The body is covered with a rich copper-red glaze with a network of crackles, thinning to white towards the mouth rim and stopping just above the foot. 15 ¼ in. (38.8 cm

Lot #: 155

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A FLAMBÉ -GLAZED VASE, HU

A FLAMBÉ -GLAZED VASE, HU GUANGXU INCISED SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1875-1908) The vase is of archaistic fang hu form with twin tubular handles and is covered all over with a thick glaze of deep cherry red tone with purple streaks fading to a pale bluish-beige tone at the mouth, sides

Lot #: 156

Estimate: £6,000 - £10,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A LANGYAO VASE

A LANGYAO VASE KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722) The vase has a long cylindrical neck rising from a bulbous body, with two pierced oval sections to the foot. It is covered in a rich raspberry-red glaze, thinning to white at the mouth rim and stopping neatly at the foot. The base is inscribed in gilt with a

Lot #: 157

Estimate: £10,000 - £20,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A PAIR OF COPPER-RED GLAZED BOWLS

A PAIR OF COPPER-RED GLAZED BOWLS QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARKS IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) Each bowl is covered to the exterior with a strawberry-red glaze, stopping just above the foot rim. 6 in. (15.3 cm.) diam

Lot #: 158

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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AN INCISED YELLOW-GLAZED BOWL

AN INCISED YELLOW-GLAZED BOWL QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The well potted bowl is incised to the exterior with four circular, five-petaled flower heads separated by clouds, all above a band of petal lappets. The interior is decorated to the

Lot #: 159

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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AN AUBERGINE-GLAZED VASE, MEIPING

AN AUBERGINE-GLAZED VASE, MEIPING QIANLONG INCISED SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The finely potted vase with broad rounded shoulder is covered overall with a rich dark aubergine glaze. The base is also covered with the aubergine glaze over the incised mark. 8 5/8 in. (22 cm

Lot #: 160

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A PAIR OF YELLOW-GLAZED INCISED FLORAL DISHES

A PAIR OF YELLOW-GLAZED INCISED FLORAL DISHES YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARKS IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN DOUBLE CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735) Each dish is delicately incised to the exterior with a band of large flower heads and leafy scrolls, covered overall in a vibrant yellow glaze. 5 ¾ in

Lot #: 161

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A CARVED YELLOW-GLAZED 'FIGURAL' BRUSH POT, BITONG

A CARVED YELLOW-GLAZED 'FIGURAL' BRUSH POT, BITONG DAOGUANG INCISED SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850) The brush pot is finely carved to the exterior with the animated figure, charging on his horse amongst clouds, his right hand raised carrying a whip. He is followed by a barefoot

Lot #: 162

Estimate: £6,000 - £10,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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AN INCISED AUBERGINE-GLAZED 'DRAGON' VASE

AN INCISED AUBERGINE-GLAZED 'DRAGON' VASE JIAQING SIX-CHARACTER INCISED SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1796-1820) The well potted bottle vase with flaring mouth rim is finely incised to the bulbous body and neck with two confronted dragons amongst ruyi -shaped clouds, all above a band of waves and a

Lot #: 163

Estimate: £10,000 - £20,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A FINE CELADON-GLAZED 'DOUBLE GOURD' VASE

A FINE CELADON-GLAZED 'DOUBLE GOURD' VASE JIAQING SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1796-1820) The elegant vase is covered in a glaze of pale sea-green tone ending in a neat line at the slightly rounded, unglazed foot encircling the countersunk base which is also covered

Lot #: 164

Estimate: £50,000 - £80,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL TRIPOD CENSER AND COVER

A CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL TRIPOD CENSER AND COVER QIANLONG FOUR-CHARACTER INCISED MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The globular body rests on three cabriole legs and is decorated with meandering lotus scroll on a turquoise ground, beneath a ruyi border on the shoulder and a key-fret border encircling the

Lot #: 165

Estimate: £15,000 - £25,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A PAIR OF CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL GU -FORM VASES

A PAIR OF CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL GU -FORM VASES QIANLONG FOUR-CHARACTER INCISED MARKS AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) Each vase is supported on a splayed foot and decorated to the rounded sides with lotus scrolls in bright enamels on a turquoise ground. The tapering neck is flanked by two rings suspended

Lot #: 166

Estimate: £10,000 - £20,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A PAIR OF CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL 'ELEPHANT-HEAD HANDLE' TRIPOD CENSERS AND COVERS

A PAIR OF CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL 'ELEPHANT-HEAD HANDLE' TRIPOD CENSERS AND COVERS QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER INCISED MARKS AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) Each censer is decorated with scrolling lotus tendrils on a turquoise ground, supported on three caparisoned elephant-head legs set with hardstones. The

Lot #: 167

Estimate: £15,000 - £25,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A LARGE CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL MOONFLASK

A LARGE CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL MOONFLASK QING DYNASTY (1644-1911) The moonflask is applied to either side of the garlic-head neck with gilt dragon-form handles and is boldly decorated in bright enamels to the circular body with a large phoenix amongst a dense, leafy ground with peonies of different sizes

Lot #: 168

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A LARGE CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL BALUSTER VASE

A LARGE CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL BALUSTER VASE QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) The vase is decorated to the body with four seasonal birds and flowers medallions between scrolling lotus. The shoulder is encircled with a band of deer amongst lingzhi sprays below eight fitted studs incised with the Eight Buddhist

Lot #: 169

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A PAIR OF CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL GU -FORM VASES

A PAIR OF CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL GU -FORM VASES QING DYNASTY (1644-1911) Each vessel is intricately decorated to the flared neck with stylised cicada blades above a band of serpents, interspersed with archaistic taotie motifs, all reserved on a classic scroll diaper ground. The bulbous mid section and

Lot #: 170

Estimate: £15,000 - £25,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A RARE CLOISONNÉ ENAMELLED 'DRAGON' CENSER AND COVER

A RARE CLOISONNÉ ENAMELLED 'DRAGON' CENSER AND COVER 17TH CENTURY The censer is decorated to the compressed bulbous body with two confronting dragons in pursuit of the flaming pearl, flanked by two cast and gilded mythical beast-handles, all resting on three stout feet decorated with blossoms and

Lot #: 171

Estimate: £25,000 - £30,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A SOAPSTONE-INSET HUALI BOX AND COVER AND A EUROPEAN PINE WOOD STAND

A SOAPSTONE-INSET HUALI BOX AND COVER AND A EUROPEAN PINE WOOD STAND 18TH CENTURY The box is inlaid to the top of the cover with a rectangular soapstone panel framed by a thin wood border, carved in low relief to depict a scene of ladies in a court setting beside a pavilion and wutong tree, all

Lot #: 172

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A PAIR OF DOUCAI CONICAL 'DRAGON' BOWLS AND COVERS

A PAIR OF DOUCAI CONICAL 'DRAGON' BOWLS AND COVERS YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARKS IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN DOUBLE CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735) The conical bowls and domed covers are finely enamelled to the exterior with a yellow and a green five-clawed dragon above crashing waves in pursuit

Lot #: 173

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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AN UNUSUAL LARGE PAIR OF DOUCAI 'CRANE' VASES, MEIPING

AN UNUSUAL LARGE PAIR OF DOUCAI 'CRANE' VASES, MEIPING 18TH CENTURY Each vase is decorated to the tall sides with twelve cranes in flight, all outlined with underglaze blue and decorated with white enamels, set against a ground of ruyi -shaped clouds in the colourful doucai palette highlighted in

Lot #: 174

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A DOUCAI 'LONGEVITY' DISH

A DOUCAI 'LONGEVITY' 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 a fruiting peach tree, with the branches forming a stylised shou character beside rocks and a lingzhi spray. The

Lot #: 175

Estimate: £10,000 - £20,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A PAIR OF FAMILLE VERTE 'MONTH' CUPS

A PAIR OF FAMILLE VERTE 'MONTH' CUPS QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARKS IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) Each cup is finely enamelled to the deep flaring sides with clusters of narcissi growing beside blue ornamental rocks and roses, emblematic of the eleventh month of the calendar

Lot #: 176

Estimate: £10,000 - £20,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A PAIR OF LARGE FAMILLE ROSE FIGURES OF PHOENIXES

A PAIR OF LARGE FAMILLE ROSE FIGURES OF PHOENIXES QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) Each phoenix is elaborately modelled perched upon a pierced rocky base with one claw raised, head held high and beak open to reveal its tongue. Its feathers are exquisitely applied and detailed, intricately overlapping and

Lot #: 177

Estimate: £40,000 - £60,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A LARGE FAMILLE ROSE 'LOTUS VIEWING' DISH

A LARGE FAMILLE ROSE 'LOTUS VIEWING' DISH YONGZHENG PERIOD (1723-1735) The large dish is decorated to the interior with a scene depicting the emperor, the empress and court ladies on a large canopied boat, surrounded by further ladies and attendants in smaller boats, viewing lotus blossoms on a

Lot #: 178

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A FAMILLE VERTE 'WATER MARGIN' DISH

A FAMILLE VERTE 'WATER MARGIN' DISH KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722) The dish is finely decorated to the centre with three military characters from the popular novel The Water Margin, Shuihu Zhuan, each holding a sword, a polearm and a book, their armour finely enamelled and highlighted in gilt. The base

Lot #: 179

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019

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A PAIR OF MASSIVE AND SUPERBLY-DECORATED FAMILLE ROSE BALUSTER JARS AND COVERS

A PAIR OF MASSIVE AND SUPERBLY-DECORATED FAMILLE ROSE BALUSTER JARS AND COVERS YONGZHENG PERIOD (1723-1735) Each jar is finely decorated in bright enamels with elaborately dressed and coiffured equestriennes riding through a garden with a trellis covered in flowering plants to one side, with two

Lot #: 180

Estimate: £120,000 - £180,000

Date: 5 Nov 2019