Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, including Property from the Collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Sotheby's
New York

Date of the auction: 19.03.2007 - 20.03.2007

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A LARGE LACQUERED ELM COUCH WITH OPENWORK RAILS QING DYNASTY, 18TH / 19TH...

A large lacquered elm couch with openwork rails Qing dynasty, 18th / 19th Century with soft matted seat set on a frame with high straight waist carved with T-form fretwork in raised grooved beading above a mock-bamboo filet, and rounded apron of shaped and cusped profile accented with 'flaming

Lot #: 304

Estimate: US$12,000 - US$18,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A SET OF SIX HONGMU SQUARE PEDESTAL STANDS QING DYNASTY, 18TH / 19TH CENTURY

A set of six hongmu square pedestal stands Qing dynasty, 18th / 19th Century with floating-panel top and curved outer edge over a squared lip, with integral concave 'waist' continuing to the plain slightly rounded apron set on squared corner legs accented with beaded trim along all inner edges, the

Lot #: 306

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A HUANGHUALI SIDE TABLE WITH BURLWOOD TOP AND INTEGRAL SHELF 17TH / 18TH...

A huanghuali side table with burlwood top and integral shelf 17th / 18th Century with single-board floating-panel of spectacularly figured nanmu burl (cedar) set with a top-frame with lightly grooved outer edge and squared lip, supported by pairs of recessed legs of rounded section flaring outwards

Lot #: 311

Estimate: US$40,000 - US$50,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A SMALL HUANGHUALI SCHOLAR'S DESK CABINET WITH NANMU BURL DOORS 17TH /...

A small huanghuali scholar's desk cabinet with nanmu burl doors 17th / 18th Century with floating-panel top and sides within a simple rectangular frame secured by plain aprons just above the feet on the three main sides, the doors finely appointed with book-matched nanmu (cedar) - burl floating

Lot #: 319

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$25,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A RARE PAIR OF JICHIMU 'HALF-MOON' TABLES WITH 'GIANT'S ARM' BRACES 18TH...

A rare pair of jichimu 'half-moon' tables with 'giant's arm' braces 18th Century each with solid-plank demi-lune top set onto four straight legs of squared section, tapering slightly towards the hoof feet with simple curving plain aprons mitered into the legs and secured by sinuous 'giant's arm

Lot #: 321

Estimate: US$35,000 - US$45,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A FINE PAIR OF HUANGHUALI YOKEBACK ARMCHAIRS (GUANMAO YI) QING DYNASTY,...

A fine pair of huanghuali yokeback armchairs (guanmao yi) Qing dynasty, Kangxi Period of unusually spare form, the slender members undulating in subtle ‘S'-shape to form the yoke-shaped crestrail with flattened headrest and truncated terminals echoed by the undulating plain backsplat, backposts

Lot #: 322

Estimate: US$110,000 - US$150,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A SUPERB HUANGHUALI RECTANGULAR CABINET WITH NANMU-BURL WOOD-HINGED DOORS,...

A superb huanghuali rectangular cabinet with nanmu-burl wood-hinged doors, (yuan jiao gui) Qing Dynasty, Kangxi period very finely constructed with a projecting top frame with grooved and recessed outer-edge set on four rounded corner posts accented with squared molding in the inner edges, securing

Lot #: 324

Estimate: US$60,000 - US$80,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A HUANGHUALI HORSESHOE-BACK CHAIR 18TH CENTURY

A huanghuali horseshoe-back chair 18th Century the rounded crest-rail composed of five members and set on straight back posts and curved front and side posts, the shaped spandrel underneath the rounded terminals, with a simple curved backsplat carved with a foliate cloud medallion enclosing vegetal

Lot #: 325

Estimate: US$18,000 - US$25,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A LINGLONG 'YING' SCHOLAR'S ROCK

A Linglong 'ying' scholar's rock in the form of a walking figure, stand 13 1/2 in., 34 cm

Lot #: 326

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A LINGLONG 'YING' SCHOLAR'S ROCK

A Linglong 'ying' scholar's rock the T-shaped stone in the form of a head of a dragon, stand 21 in., 53.2 cm

Lot #: 329

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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AN OUTSTANDING AND RARE HUANGHUALI COUCH WITH SOLID RAILS, (LUOHANCHUANG)...

An outstanding and rare huanghuali couch with solid rails, (luohanchuang) Late Ming / Early Qing Dynasty, 17th / 18th Century magnificently composed of finely grained huanghuali with a soft matted seat set within a frame of wide members with a rounded outer edge, tapering towards a slightly grooved

Lot #: 332

Estimate: US$200,000 - US$250,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A LARGE HUANGHUALI RECESSED-LEG PAINTING TABLE, (JIATOUSUN, XIAOHUA'AN)...

A large huanghuali recessed-leg painting table, (jiatousun, xiaohua'an) Late Ming / Early Qing Dynasty, 17th Century with a very finely grained single-board floating-panel secured within the top frame, accented with a very shallow groove around the outer edge and rounded corners, all supported on

Lot #: 335

Estimate: US$100,000 - US$150,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A 'LINGBI' SCHOLAR'S ROCK

A 'lingbi' scholar's rock the curved rock resembling an emerging dragon diving back into the water, stand length 19 in., 48.2 cm

Lot #: 339

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A HONGMU SIX-POST CANOPY BED, (JIAZICHUANG) QING DYNASTY, 18TH / 19TH...

A hongmu six-post canopy bed, (jiazichuang) Qing Dynasty, 18th / 19th century the rectangular wooden seat frame raised on C-curved legs, the back and side railings in a fretwork cross pattern articulated by a series of bat-shaped roundels, the front two solid rail panels each carved with a stylized

Lot #: 342

Estimate: US$60,000 - US$80,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A 'LINGBI' SCHOLAR'S ROCK

A 'lingbi' scholar's rock resembling a dragon rising out from the turbulent waters below, stand 20 in., 51 cm

Lot #: 344

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$9,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A 'LINGBI' SCHOLAR'S ROCK

A 'lingbi' scholar's rock arranged to resemble a bird in flight, stand Quantity: 2 22 in., 56 cm

Lot #: 346

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A LINGLONG 'YING' SCHOLAR'S ROCK

A Linglong 'ying' scholar's rock of triangular form, stand Quantity: 2 length 18 in., 45.8 cm

Lot #: 348

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A HUANGHUALI SQUARE TABLE WITH 'GIANT'S-ARM' BRACES QING DYNASTY, 18...

A huanghuali square table with 'giant's-arm' braces Qing Dynasty, 18th Century with a floating panel composed of four boards set within the top frame with slightly grooved outer edge, set on four straight legs of circular section, secured by S shaped 'giant's-arm' braces at each corner from the legs

Lot #: 349

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A PAIR OF HUANGHUALI HORSESHOE-BACK CHAIRS

A pair of huanghuali horseshoe-back chairs each wide curved crestrail composed of five members, set on straight back posts and curving front-and side-posts, with short spandrels above the flattened rounded terminals with a simple curved backsplat carved with gui dragon medallions and integral

Lot #: 353

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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CHINA SCHOOL CIRCA 1840-1850

China School circa 1840-1850 PAIR OF PAINTINGS OF CANTON AND THE WHAMPOA ANCHORAGE depicting junks moored in front of the Hongs at Canton flying the American, French, British and Danish flags; the second painting depicting a British ship moored at the Anchorage 17 by 22 3/4 in., 43.2 by 56 cm

Lot #: 355

Estimate: US$18,000 - US$25,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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CHINA SCHOOL CIRCA 1860 - 1870

China School circa 1860 - 1870 PAIR OF PAINTINGS OF STEAMSHIPS IN HONG KONG HARBOR oil on canvas, framed each depicting a British steamship with junks moored in the Hong Kong harbor, one ship called the 'Africa' flying a flag initialed 'HTW', within parcel-gilt and black-painted frames 18 1/4 by 23

Lot #: 356

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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KIN-CHEONG CIRCA 1856 - 1857

Kin-Cheong circa 1856 - 1857 THE BORNEO oil on silk, framed the ship flying the Stars and Stripes, an SSS flag and a blue flag with white stars, the reverse stencilled 'KIN-CHEONG 56' 17 1/2 by 23 1/4 in., 44.5 by 58.5 cm

Lot #: 359

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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CHINA SCHOOL QING DYNASTY, CIRCA 1860-1880

China School Qing Dynasty, circa 1860-1880 OUTSIDE A TOWN HALL oil on canvas, depicting men gathered outside a town hall on an autumn day, some selling goods and others gambling, with a sedan parked in front of the stairs, framed 17 1/2 by 23 in., 44.5 by 58.5 cm

Lot #: 362

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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CHINESE SCHOOL QING DYNASTY, CIRCA 1880

Chinese School Qing Dynasty, circa 1880 LADIES ON THE TERRACE reverse glass, framed painted with two gentlemen approaching two ladies on a terrace in a lush garden setting 16 by 23 in., 40.6 by 58.3 cm

Lot #: 363

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A SUPERB AND EXTREMELY RARE RHINOCEROS HORN INSCRIBED 'LOG-RAFT' CUP ...

A superb and extremely rare rhinoceros horn inscribed 'log-raft' cup signed You Yuyuan (possibly identifiable as You Kan or You Tong) Qing dynasty, Qianlong period formed using the entire length of the horn in masterful fashion, the hornbase cut open and steamed upwards to form an arching 'bridge

Lot #: 375

Estimate: US$1,200,000 - US$1,800,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A RARE SMALL 'XING' SPITTOON, (ZHADOU) TANG DYNASTY

A rare small 'Xing' spittoon, (zhadou) Tang Dynasty the heavily potted compressed globular body supported on a low footring, set with a small mouth and a thinly potted wide flaring rim, covered overall with a bright white glaze with a bluish tinge 2 3/4 in., 7 cm

Lot #: 386

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A MASSIVE WHITE-GLAZED JAR AND COVER, (GUAN) TANG DYNASTY

A massive white-glazed jar and cover, (guan) Tang Dynasty very finely formed with characteristic wide-shouldered ovoid form, with a slight incurved roll to the short splayed foot, below a waisted neck and rolled lip, the conforming domed cover set with a bud knob, applied overall with a very even

Lot #: 387

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$40,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A SUPERB SET OF FOUR WHITE-GLAZED VESSELS SUI / TANG DYNASTY

A Superb set of four white-glazed vessels Sui / Tang Dynasty comprising a cup, cupstand, domed wine offering vessel and a pedestal stand; the deep U-shaped cup thinnly potted, supported on an unglazed low flaring foot; the pedestal cupstand with a wide dish centered with a tall circular ring for

Lot #: 388

Estimate: US$120,000 - US$150,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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A RARE LARGE SANCAI-GLAZED CHARGER LIAO DYNASTY

A Rare large sancai-glazed charger Liao dynasty robustly potted, the central well freely carved with a peony encircled by fleshy green leaves and an attendant bud, the combed petals of the flower dressed in brown and all reserved against a straw-glazed ground with pale green dapples, bordered on the

Lot #: 389

Estimate: US$80,000 - US$100,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007

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AN EXTREMELY RARE AND IMPORTANT 'YAOZHOU' BRUSHWASHER FIVE DYNASTIES...

An Extremely rare and important 'Yaozhou' brushwasher Five dynasties / Northern Song the robustly potted base of octagonal form supporting a large circular well on the top, raised on tapering sides each with a cloud-shaped cut-out framing a seated chubby 'atlas' figure on the hollow interior slumped

Lot #: 392

Estimate: US$100,000 - US$150,000

Date: 19 Mar 2007 - 20 Mar 2007