Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

Christie's
10 May 2011, London, King Street

Date of the auction: 10.05.2011

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A LARGE RHINOCEROS HORN FULL-TIP CUP

A LARGE RHINOCEROS HORN FULL-TIP CUP
19TH CENTURY
A LARGE RHINOCEROS HORN FULL-TIP CUP 19TH CENTURY The large lotus-form receptacle supported on a tapering long stem pierced and carved with scholars and attendants engaged in leisurely pursuits amidst bamboo, prunus and pine trees, the horn of a pale

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £40,000 - £60,000

Date: 10 May 2011

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A CARVED RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP

A CARVED RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP
17TH/18TH CENTURY
A CARVED RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP 17TH/18TH CENTURY Carved to the exterior with five clambering chilongs , all above a diaper ground band and below a slim key-fret border, the handle formed by a larger chilong climbing up one side and

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 10 May 2011

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AN ARCHAISTIC RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP

AN ARCHAISTIC RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP
17TH CENTURY
AN ARCHAISTIC RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP 17TH CENTURY Raised on a spreading foot and carved around the exterior with a taotie band reserved on a leiwen ground with four chilong , the openwork handle formed by five further chilong clambering

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £60,000 - £80,000

Date: 10 May 2011

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A SMALL RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP

A SMALL RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP
17TH CENTURY
A SMALL RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP 17TH CENTURY The octagonal vessel supported on a short recessed foot, the rim finely carved with a thin key-fret band, and with a loop handle to one side, the striated horn of a rich brown colour 2¾ in. (7 cm

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 10 May 2011

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A SMALL RHINOCEROS HORN 'MAGNOLIA' LIBATION CUP

A SMALL RHINOCEROS HORN 'MAGNOLIA' LIBATION CUP
18TH/19TH CENTURY
A SMALL RHINOCEROS HORN 'MAGNOLIA' LIBATION CUP 18TH/19TH CENTURY The vessel carved as a magnolia blossom, with leafy branches bearing further smaller flowers and buds, the base formed by a curled leaf 4¼ in. (11 cm.) wide

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £25,000 - £35,000

Date: 10 May 2011

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A VERY RARE RHINOCEROS HORN ARCHAISTIC TRIPOD VESSEL, JUE

A VERY RARE RHINOCEROS HORN ARCHAISTIC TRIPOD VESSEL, JUE
17TH CENTURY
A VERY RARE RHINOCEROS HORN ARCHAISTIC TRIPOD VESSEL, JUE 17TH CENTURY The well-hollowed vessel finely carved around the exterior with a wide band enclosing two taotie masks reserved on a diaper ground, the flaring rim carved

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £100,000 - £150,000

Date: 10 May 2011

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A FINELY CARVED ARCHAISTIC RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP

A FINELY CARVED ARCHAISTIC RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP
17TH CENTURY
A FINELY CARVED ARCHAISTIC RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP 17TH CENTURY Of rectangular flared form supported on a slightly splayed foot, skillfully carved to the mid-section with a wide band of confronting stylised phoenix, above a

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £250,000 - £350,000

Date: 10 May 2011

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A RARE WELL-CARVED RHINOCEROS HORN 'LOTUS' LIBATION CUP

A RARE WELL-CARVED RHINOCEROS HORN 'LOTUS' LIBATION CUP
17TH CENTURY
A RARE WELL-CARVED RHINOCEROS HORN 'LOTUS' LIBATION CUP 17TH CENTURY Thickly carved within the natural shape of the horn inside and out as a lotus leaf, with stems of gently curled leaves tied with a ribbon to form the handle, one

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £100,000 - £150,000

Date: 10 May 2011

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AN ARCHAISTIC RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP

AN ARCHAISTIC RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP
17TH/18TH CENTURY
AN ARCHAISTIC RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP 17TH/18TH CENTURY Of flaring form, carved and pierced to the exterior with a group of seven chilong clambering over a central band of taotie reserved on geometric grounds, the side with a plain

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 10 May 2011

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A RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP

A RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP
17TH CENTURY
A RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP 17TH CENTURY The deep flaring sides carved and pierced to the exterior with two gnarled branches forming the handle, with blossoming prunus branches around the sides and bottom forming the base, the inner mouth rim with a

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £100,000 - £150,000

Date: 10 May 2011

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A RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP

A RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP
17TH CENTURY
A RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP 17TH CENTURY In the form of a tree-trunk section, the pierced handle formed by a pine branch and a prunus branch along one narrow side, with a bamboo branch below the rim, forming the 'Three Friends of Winter', the interior

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £80,000 - £120,000

Date: 10 May 2011

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AN IMPRESSIVE LARGE ARCHAISTIC RHINOCEROS HORN 'NINE-DRAGON'...

AN IMPRESSIVE LARGE ARCHAISTIC RHINOCEROS HORN 'NINE-DRAGON' LIBATION CUP
17TH CENTURY
AN IMPRESSIVE LARGE ARCHAISTIC RHINOCEROS HORN 'NINE-DRAGON' LIBATION CUP 17TH CENTURY Raised on a tall foot and carved around the exterior with a taotie band interrupted by notched flanges and reserved on a

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £250,000 - £350,000

Date: 10 May 2011

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A RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP

A RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP
17TH/18TH CENTURY
A RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP 17TH/18TH CENTURY Carved in the form of a magnolia flower, the interior with overlapping petals, the exterior carved and pierced with a trailing leafy stalk issuing further blossoms and forming the foot, the horn of a

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 10 May 2011

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A SMALL RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP

A SMALL RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP
17TH CENTURY
A SMALL RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP 17TH CENTURY Carved in the naturalistic form, the base with stylised rockwork design below an elongated tapering tip, the horn of a warm brown tone 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) long

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 10 May 2011

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A SMALL RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP

A SMALL RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP
17TH CENTURY
A SMALL RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP 17TH CENTURY Of flaring form, carved as a section from a tree-trunk with naturalistic gnarled and knotted areas, the horn of a dark brown tone 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) long

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 10 May 2011

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A CARVED BAMBOO LIBATION CUP

A CARVED BAMBOO LIBATION CUP
17TH/18TH CENTURY
A CARVED BAMBOO LIBATION CUP 17TH/18TH CENTURY Naturalistically carved as a section of a pine trunk, detailed with nodules imitating tree bark and carved in openwork with growing pine firs on extended gnarled branches, the well-hollowed interior of the

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 10 May 2011

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A SUPERB WHITE JADE 'MARRIAGE' BOWL

A SUPERB WHITE JADE 'MARRIAGE' BOWL
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-95)
A SUPERB WHITE JADE 'MARRIAGE' BOWL QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-95) Raised on four shallow ruyi -head feet, the deep, slightly flared sides well carved in shallow relief to the exterior with a band of interlocking archaistic dragons interrupted

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £300,000 - £500,000

Date: 10 May 2011

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A PALE CELADON JADE 'MARRIAGE' BOWL

A PALE CELADON JADE 'MARRIAGE' BOWL
18TH CENTURY
A PALE CELADON JADE 'MARRIAGE' BOWL 18TH CENTURY Of shallow circular form with bat handles, the interior carved in high relief with two bats amongst chrysanthemum sprays, the stone of an even tone with some minor pale russet inclusions 7½ in. (19 cm

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 10 May 2011

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A PAIR OF JADEITE BOWLS

A PAIR OF JADEITE BOWLS
19TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF JADEITE BOWLS 19TH CENTURY Of deep rounded form with flaring sides rising from a short slightly spreading foot, the semi-transluscent stone of an attractive pale green tone with some apple-green inclusions 6 3/8 in. (16.1 cm.) diam., carved wood stands

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 10 May 2011

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A MUGHAL-STYLE WHITE JADE BOWL

A MUGHAL-STYLE WHITE JADE BOWL
18TH CENTURY
A MUGHAL-STYLE WHITE JADE BOWL 18TH CENTURY The deep rounded sides with a short everted rim and two bud-form handles, the exterior carved in shallow relief with a band of upright leaves issuing four blossoming flowers, the short foot formed by a large

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £40,000 - £60,000

Date: 10 May 2011

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A WHITE JADE SHALLOW BOWL

A WHITE JADE SHALLOW BOWL
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-95)
A WHITE JADE SHALLOW BOWL QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-95) Of gently flaring form, the underside carved with a band of five bats, wu fu , within a geometric archaistic pattern to the side, the stone of an even pale tone with some very minor snowy white

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 10 May 2011

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A WHITE JADE CUP STAND

A WHITE JADE CUP STAND
18TH CENTURY
A WHITE JADE CUP STAND 18TH CENTURY The shallow foliate-shaped dish with a central raised floral bloom within scrolling designs, raised on four ruyi -shaped feet within a band of lappets, the stone of a pale tone wIth some snowy inclusions 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) wide

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 10 May 2011

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A 'CHICKEN BONE' JADE BOWL

A 'CHICKEN BONE' JADE BOWL
QIANLONG INCISED FOUR-CHARACTER YU YONG MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-95)
A 'CHICKEN BONE' JADE BOWL QIANLONG INCISED FOUR-CHARACTER YU YONG MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-95) With deep rounded sides rising from a short slightly spreading foot, with a further Jiaqing incised

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £15,000 - £25,000

Date: 10 May 2011

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A MUGHAL-STYLE GREENISH-WHITE JADE BOWL AND COVER

A MUGHAL-STYLE GREENISH-WHITE JADE BOWL AND COVER
18TH CENTURY
A MUGHAL-STYLE GREENISH-WHITE JADE BOWL AND COVER 18TH CENTURY The oval-shaped vessel finely carved and supported on a short foot formed by a stylised bloom, the base with a band of stylised leaves, applied on either side with a broad

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 10 May 2011

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A MUGHAL-STYLE PALE CELADON JADE SHELL-SHAPED DISH

A MUGHAL-STYLE PALE CELADON JADE SHELL-SHAPED DISH
18TH CENTURY
A MUGHAL-STYLE PALE CELADON JADE SHELL-SHAPED DISH 18TH CENTURY Carved in the form of a shell with a coiled handle, the underside with a raised flowerhead, the stone of a pale greyish-green tone 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) long

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 10 May 2011

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A SMALL MUGHAL-STYLE SPINACH-GREEN JADE LOBED BOWL

A SMALL MUGHAL-STYLE SPINACH-GREEN JADE LOBED BOWL
18TH CENTURY
A SMALL MUGHAL-STYLE SPINACH-GREEN JADE LOBED BOWL 18TH CENTURY The oval body divided into twelve lobes and carved in low relief with a band of leaves above the low spreading foot, carved on the underside with a flower head, the pair of

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 10 May 2011

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A SUPERB PALE CELADON JADE 'DOUBLE-GOURD' WASHER

A SUPERB PALE CELADON JADE 'DOUBLE-GOURD' WASHER
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-95)
A SUPERB PALE CELADON JADE 'DOUBLE-GOURD' WASHER QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-95) The deeply hollowed vessel emanating from a gnarled stem finely carved and pierced with further tendrils, leaves and two small gourds, flanked on

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £100,000 - £150,000

Date: 10 May 2011

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THREE PALE CELADON JADE SNUFF BOTTLES

THREE PALE CELADON JADE SNUFF BOTTLES
18TH CENTURY
THREE PALE CELADON JADE SNUFF BOTTLES 18TH CENTURY Comprising one of ovoid form carved with leafy branches of peonies and a pair of confronting butterflies in flight, the reverse with a finger citron, the stone of a pale tone with pale russet

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 10 May 2011

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A MUGHAL-STYLE PALE GREYISH-CELADON JADE LEAF-SHAPED DISH

A MUGHAL-STYLE PALE GREYISH-CELADON JADE LEAF-SHAPED DISH
19TH CENTURY
A MUGHAL-STYLE PALE GREYISH-CELADON JADE LEAF-SHAPED DISH 19TH CENTURY Of shallow form, carved with a continuous low relief floral meander encircling the flattened rim, the underside with a band of leaves above a further band of

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 10 May 2011

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A SMALL AMBER PLAQUE

A SMALL AMBER PLAQUE
18TH/19TH CENTURY
A SMALL AMBER PLAQUE 18TH/19TH CENTURY Of flattened form, carved in the form of a gourd with leafy tendrils and vines, one side detailed with a bat in flight, the colour of rich, warm, caramel tones with an attractive polish 3¼ in. (8.2 cm.) long

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 10 May 2011