Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

Christie's
15 May 2012, London, King Street

Date of the auction: 15.05.2012

Back

Image
A PALE CELADON JADE ZHADOU AND COVER

A PALE CELADON JADE ZHADOU AND COVER
18TH CENTURY
A PALE CELADON JADE ZHADOU AND COVER 18TH CENTURY The exterior of the vessel is decorated with archaistic taotie masks, and the cover is carved and reticulated with a band of floral scroll below the finial which is finely carved with a pair of deer

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 15 May 2012

Image
A PALE CELADON JADE 'PRUNUS AND ROCKWORK' VASE

A PALE CELADON JADE 'PRUNUS AND ROCKWORK' VASE
18TH CENTURY
A PALE CELADON JADE 'PRUNUS AND ROCKWORK' VASE 18TH CENTURY The hollowed vessel is carved in the form of staggered rockwork, beside lingzhi and a prunus tree with branches bearing flowers and buds. The stone is of a pale celadon tone with

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £12,000 - £18,000

Date: 15 May 2012

Image
A PALE CELADON JADE 'FISHERMAN AND BOYS' GROUP

A PALE CELADON JADE 'FISHERMAN AND BOYS' GROUP
18TH CENTURY
A PALE CELADON JADE 'FISHERMAN AND BOYS' GROUP 18TH CENTURY The bearded fisherman is delicately carved wearing a straw hat, standing in a pool of shallow swirling waves detailed with a leaping carp. The figure is depicted placing a fish

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £40,000 - £60,000

Date: 15 May 2012

Image
A SMALL CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER

A SMALL CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER
QIANLONG INCISED FIVE-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
A SMALL CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER QIANLONG INCISED FIVE-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The cover is decorated with stylised taotie masks, all reserved on a

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 15 May 2012

Image
A SMALL CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL 'LOTUS' VASE

A SMALL CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL 'LOTUS' VASE
QIANLONG INCISED FIVE-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
A SMALL CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL 'LOTUS' VASE QIANLONG INCISED FIVE-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The vase has a globular body rising to a long neck, supported on a short flaring foot. The

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 15 May 2012

Image
A CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL RETICULATED RECTANGULAR BOX AND COVER

A CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL RETICULATED RECTANGULAR BOX AND COVER
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
A CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL RETICULATED RECTANGULAR BOX AND COVER QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) The sides of the box are decorated in openwork with various flowers on leafy scrolling foliage. The top of the cover depicts two

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £15,000 - £25,000

Date: 15 May 2012

Image
A PALE CELADON JADE CIRCULAR TABLE SCREEN

A PALE CELADON JADE CIRCULAR TABLE SCREEN
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
A PALE CELADON JADE CIRCULAR TABLE SCREEN QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) The table screen is finely carved to one side depicting figures in a rocky landscape with tall trees, with a fenced garden and a pavilion in the distance. The

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £80,000 - £120,000

Date: 15 May 2012

Image
A CELADON AND RUSSET JADE 'MAGNOLIA' BRUSH WASHER, XI

A CELADON AND RUSSET JADE 'MAGNOLIA' BRUSH WASHER, XI
17TH/18TH CENTURY
A CELADON AND RUSSET JADE 'MAGNOLIA' BRUSH WASHER, XI 17TH/18TH CENTURY The brush washer is naturalistically carved as an open flower-head with deep rounded sides. The twin-handles are carved in the shape of a gnarled magnolia

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 15 May 2012

Image
A PALE CELADON JADE 'MAGNOLIA' VASE

A PALE CELADON JADE 'MAGNOLIA' VASE
18TH/19TH CENTURY
A PALE CELADON JADE 'MAGNOLIA' VASE 18TH/19TH CENTURY The hollowed vessel is naturalistically carved in the form of a magnolia flower with gently curved petals, borne on a branch bearing further small flowers and buds. The stone is of a pale

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 15 May 2012

Image
A WHITE AND RUSSET JADE CARVING OF MAGPIES AND PEACHES

A WHITE AND RUSSET JADE CARVING OF MAGPIES AND PEACHES
18TH CENTURY
A WHITE AND RUSSET JADE CARVING OF MAGPIES AND PEACHES 18TH CENTURY The stone is naturalistically carved in the form of two peaches on leafy branches, with a pair of magpies resting on them. The stone is of an even pale tone, with

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £20,000 - £40,000

Date: 15 May 2012

Image
A PALE CELADON JADE EWER AND COVER

A PALE CELADON JADE EWER AND COVER
MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY
A PALE CELADON JADE EWER AND COVER MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY Each side of the ewer is decorated with three panels enclosing stylised shou characters and lingzhi sprays, above a band of archaistic dragon scroll. There is a small chilong

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 15 May 2012

Image
A FINELY CARVED CHICKEN BONE JADE VASE AND WOOD COVER

A FINELY CARVED CHICKEN BONE JADE VASE AND WOOD COVER
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
A FINELY CARVED CHICKEN BONE JADE VASE AND WOOD COVER QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) The lobed vase has a tapering ovoid body that is surmounted with a tall neck that rises to a slightly flared rim. It is delicately

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £15,000 - £25,000

Date: 15 May 2012

Image
A PALE CELADON JADE CEREMONIAL TABLET

A PALE CELADON JADE CEREMONIAL TABLET
18TH/19TH CENTURY
A PALE CELADON JADE CEREMONIAL TABLET 18TH/19TH CENTURY The tablet is of flattened tapering form with a central circular bi disc with raised studs, between a pair of confronting dragons to one side and phoenix to the reverse, both above rocks

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £15,000 - £25,000

Date: 15 May 2012

Image
A LARGE SPINACH GREEN FOOTED BOWL

A LARGE SPINACH GREEN FOOTED BOWL
LATE QING DYNASTY, CIRCA 1900
A LARGE SPINACH GREEN FOOTED BOWL LATE QING DYNASTY, CIRCA 1900 The oval vessel is deeply carved around the exterior with a band of archaistic kui dragons. Either side is carved with a large lingzhi head forming the handles and

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 15 May 2012

Image
A WHITE JADE LOTUS BOWL

A WHITE JADE LOTUS BOWL
A WHITE JADE LOTUS BOWL The deep rounded bowl is carved to the exterior with overlapping petals forming a large lotus flower. The stone is of an even pale tone. 5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) diam

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £25,000 - £30,000

Date: 15 May 2012

Image
A PALE CELADON JADE 'CHILONG' WATER POT

A PALE CELADON JADE ' CHILONG ' WATER POT
18TH CENTURY
A PALE CELADON JADE ' CHILONG ' WATER POT 18TH CENTURY Of globular form, the exterior of the hollowed vessel is carved with three chilong above crashing waves rising from the base. The stone is of an even pale celadon tone. 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 15 May 2012

Image
A PALE CELADON AND RUSSET JADE HEXAGONAL VASE

A PALE CELADON AND RUSSET JADE HEXAGONAL VASE
18TH CENTURY
A PALE CELADON AND RUSSET JADE HEXAGONAL VASE 18TH CENTURY The vase is of flattened tapering form. The short waisted neck is carved on either side with a loop handle suspending loose rings. The stone of an attractive pale tone with strong

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 15 May 2012

Image
A WHITE JADE VASE AND COVER

A WHITE JADE VASE AND COVER
18TH CENTURY
A WHITE JADE VASE AND COVER 18TH CENTURY The vase is of baluster shape and of lozenge section with stylised dragon handles to the neck. The body is carved in shallow relief with taotie -masks between bands of lappets and key-fret. The cover is of a similar

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £80,000 - £120,000

Date: 15 May 2012

Image
A WHITE JADE RECTANGULAR CENSER AND COVER, FANGDING

A WHITE JADE RECTANGULAR CENSER AND COVER, FANGDING
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
A WHITE JADE RECTANGULAR CENSER AND COVER, FANGDING QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) The widest side of the censer is finely incised with a taotie mask divided by a raised notched flange, which is repeated at the corners. The

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £60,000 - £80,000

Date: 15 May 2012

Image
A WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC VASE AND COVER

A WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC VASE AND COVER
18TH/19TH CENTURY
A WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC VASE AND COVER 18TH/19TH CENTURY The tapering ovoid body of the vase is carved in relief with a large band of pendant leaves, each enclosing archaistic dragon patterns. There is a band including a monster mask

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £80,000 - £120,000

Date: 15 May 2012

Image
A GROUP OF FOUR JADE ANIMAL CARVINGS

A GROUP OF FOUR JADE ANIMAL CARVINGS
QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)
A GROUP OF FOUR JADE ANIMAL CARVINGS QING DYNASTY (1644-1911) Comprising a small yellow jade model of a bear, a yellow and russet jade ram, a yellow and russet jade toad with pomegranates, and a white and russet jade recumbent beast. 2¾

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 15 May 2012

Image
A YELLOW AND RUSSET JADE CARVING OF A DOG

A YELLOW AND RUSSET JADE CARVING OF A DOG
EARLY 18TH CENTURY
A YELLOW AND RUSSET JADE CARVING OF A DOG EARLY 18TH CENTURY The recumbent animal is modelled with its head turned facing the rear and the paws tucked under its body. The stone is of a pale yellow tone with dark russet areas. 1 7/8 in. (5

Lot #: 37

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 15 May 2012

Image
A CELADON JADE CARVING OF A CRAB

A CELADON JADE CARVING OF A CRAB
18TH CENTURY
A CELADON JADE CARVING OF A CRAB 18TH CENTURY The crab is carved in openwork with eight splayed hooked legs and pincers held in front, grasping a leafy stalk of millet. The stone is of a pale tone with minor cloudy areas. 3.1in. (9 cm.) long

Lot #: 41

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 15 May 2012

Image
A SMALL WHITE JADE CARVING OF A DOG

A SMALL WHITE JADE CARVING OF A DOG
18TH CENTURY
A SMALL WHITE JADE CARVING OF A DOG 18TH CENTURY The recumbent hound is carved with its head resting on its outstretched front paws. Its slim body is detailed with indentations representing the ribs. The stone is of an even pale tone with very minor

Lot #: 42

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 15 May 2012

Image
A CANTON CARVED AND PIERCED IVORY BRISÉ FAN

A CANTON CARVED AND PIERCED IVORY BRISÉ FAN
19TH CENTURY, CIRCA 1800
A CANTON CARVED AND PIERCED IVORY BRISÉ FAN 19TH CENTURY, CIRCA 1800 The fan is decorated to one side with a procession of various figures, some holding lanterns, others carrying precious objects and a palaquin. It is further

Lot #: 46

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 15 May 2012

Image
A RARE CANTON PAINTED AND LACQUERED BRISÉ FAN

A RARE CANTON PAINTED AND LACQUERED BRISÉ FAN
EARLY 19TH CENTURY, CIRCA 1820
A RARE CANTON PAINTED AND LACQUERED BRISÉ FAN EARLY 19TH CENTURY, CIRCA 1820 The fan is painted to one side with a Spanish couple in regional dress standing beside tall blooming flowers. The reverse is decorated with a

Lot #: 47

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 15 May 2012

Image
A CANTON MOTHER-OF-PEARL BRISÉ FAN

A CANTON MOTHER-OF-PEARL BRISÉ FAN
19TH CENTURY, CIRCA 1840
A CANTON MOTHER-OF-PEARL BRISÉ FAN 19TH CENTURY, CIRCA 1840 The fan is incised on both sides with various figures including, scholars, ladies, and farmers in various pursuits. One side has a vacant central escutcheon. 7½ in. (19 cm.) long

Lot #: 48

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 15 May 2012

Image
A CARVED AND PIERCED IVORY BRISÉ FAN

A CARVED AND PIERCED IVORY BRISÉ FAN
LATE 18TH CENTURY, CIRCA 1790
A CARVED AND PIERCED IVORY BRISÉ FAN LATE 18TH CENTURY, CIRCA 1790 The fan is decorated to one side with a central oval crest with a helm and stag's head, enclosing a monogram reading 'EJ'. The crest is surrounded by various figures

Lot #: 49

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 15 May 2012

Image
A CANTON PIERCED AND CARVED IVORY BRISÉ FAN

A CANTON PIERCED AND CARVED IVORY BRISÉ FAN
LATE 18TH CENTURY, CIRCA 1790
A CANTON PIERCED AND CARVED IVORY BRISÉ FAN LATE 18TH CENTURY, CIRCA 1790 The fan is decorated to one side with three oval vignettes painted depicting ladies in various pursuits and figures welcoming a man. The reverse has a

Lot #: 50

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 15 May 2012

Image
A CANTON CARVED AND PIERCED 'HONGS OF CANTON' IVORY BRISÉ FA...

A CANTON CARVED AND PIERCED 'HONGS OF CANTON' IVORY BRISÉ FAN
LATE 18TH CENTURY, 1790
A CANTON CARVED AND PIERCED 'HONGS OF CANTON' IVORY BRISÉ FAN LATE 18TH CENTURY, 1790 The fan is finely decorated to one side with a scene depicting 'The Hongs of Canton'. The scene includes various ships and

Lot #: 53

Estimate: £12,000 - £18,000

Date: 15 May 2012