Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art October 2019

Oriental Art Auctions
Kerkhofstraat 3
8051 GG Hattem
Netherlands
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Date of the auction: 12.10.2019

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A Chinese bronze spear

The spear of elegant elongated diamond form and of lenticular section. Fitted stand

Lot #: 1

Estimate: €600 - €800

Date: 12 Oct 2019

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A small Chinese bronze axe head

Of lenticular spreading form, the surface is left plain except for a geometric line close to the attachment side. With a fitted stand

Lot #: 2

Estimate: €400 - €500

Date: 12 Oct 2019

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A Chinese bronze cheek bit

The bit is cast in two linked parts with rings for the guide reins, the shafts are decorated with raised nodes

Lot #: 3

Estimate: €400 - €500

Date: 12 Oct 2019

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A pair of Chinese bronze axle caps

Each cylindrical cap is decorated in low relief with a cast design of scrolling mythical beast, the lynchpin with a beast head finial

Lot #: 4

Estimate: €2,200 - €2,400

Date: 12 Oct 2019

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A Chinese bronze axle cap

Of tapered form, decorated to the end with two pairs of raised nodes and two loops, the walls tapering to a square section fitting. With a fitted stand

Lot #: 5

Estimate: €300 - €400

Date: 12 Oct 2019

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A pair of Chinese bronze horse accessories

Each a cheek bits for the attachment of leather straps, cast of circular form with three equally-spaced mask decorations

Lot #: 6

Estimate: €1,500 - €1,700

Date: 12 Oct 2019

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Two Chinese bronze harness buttons

Each of circular form with a central fishtail protrusion for attachment

Lot #: 7

Estimate: €200 - €300

Date: 12 Oct 2019

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A Chinese bronze ladle

The ladle is modelled with a shaped spoon, and is connected to a handle mount of lenticular section

Lot #: 8

Estimate: €1,200 - €1,600

Date: 12 Oct 2019

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Two Chinese gilt bronze taotie masks

Each mask is delicately modelled as the head of a taotie and is connected to a circular ring for suspension

Lot #: 9

Estimate: €1,800 - €2,200

Date: 12 Oct 2019

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A Chinese bronze bell shaped harness ornament

The ornament is modelled as a five-lobed prunus flower with a central aperture

Lot #: 10

Estimate: €3,500 - €4,000

Date: 12 Oct 2019

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A Chinese bronze axe head

The axe head is of rounded section and the axe head is slightly tapered to the waist and rounded at the tip

Lot #: 11

Estimate: €800 - €1,200

Date: 12 Oct 2019

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A Chinese silvery bronze 'TLV' circular mirror

The mirror is crisply cast, the central knob within a square border of twelve small nodes separating the twelve branches of the Chinese cyclical calendar, with eight further nodes in the outer field arranged within the T, L and V motifs and various animals and birds, all encircled by a within a

Lot #: 12

Estimate: €2,500 - €3,500

Date: 12 Oct 2019

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A set of nine Chinese bronze carriage bells

The bells of various sizes, cast of lenticular section with a concave lower rim, each surface with a different design in relief

Lot #: 13

Estimate: €300 - €400

Date: 12 Oct 2019

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A group of six Chinese bronze mirrors

The group comprises: a round mirror decorated in relief with a geometric design, a round mirror decorated with a trellis design, three round mirrors undecorated, and a quatrefoil mirror. The largest one 15.00 CM, smallest one 9.50 CM diameter. Mirrors from the Liao, Yuan en Ming Dynastie

Lot #: 14

Estimate: €1,800 - €2,200

Date: 12 Oct 2019

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A Chinese bell shaped harness ornament

The ornament is modelled as a five-lobed prunus flower with a central aperture, the surface is chased with a flowerhead surrounded by leafy scrolls

Lot #: 15

Estimate: €3,500 - €4,000

Date: 12 Oct 2019

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A Chinese bronze spade shaped carriage ornament

The flattened section is moulded as a spade with a concave edge, the surface with low raised ridges. Fitted stand

Lot #: 16

Estimate: €200 - €300

Date: 12 Oct 2019

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A Chinese bronze dagger-axe blade, ge

Of typical tapering curved form, with a straight protrusion for hafting

Lot #: 17

Estimate: €2,000 - €2,400

Date: 12 Oct 2019

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A pair of Chinese bronze taotie mask fittings with loose-ring handles

Each handle is cast in the shape of a taotie mask holding a ring handle. The facial details are finely modelled with delicate detail. Mounted on a fitted stand. Provenance: from a private Dutch collection

Lot #: 18

Estimate: €800 - €1,200

Date: 12 Oct 2019

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A Tibetan gilt bronze bodhisattva

The bodhisattva is modelled with a cold-painted gilt face and blue pigment hair. She holds one hand up in vitarka mudra and the other in varada mudra. She is seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus base. The copper baseplate is decorated with a double vajra

Lot #: 19

Estimate: €6,000 - €8,000

Date: 12 Oct 2019

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A Chinese gilt laquered bronze Guanyin

The deity is cast smiling with a serene expression on her face, her hair is piled high on her head which is held by an elaborate crown centered by Amitabha. She wears long robes and elaborate jewellery, and on one side grows a flower and on the other a scroll. She is seated in dhyanasana Provenance

Lot #: 20

Estimate: €4,500 - €6,000

Date: 12 Oct 2019

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A Chinese parcel-gilt bronze tripod vessel and cover, He

The vessel is decorated with a single handle shaped as a dragon head and a straight spout decorated with a raised rib decoration. The shoulder is decorated with a horizontal band and the body with a zigzag band. The domed cover is surmounted by a loop finial

Lot #: 21

Estimate: €2,000 - €2,500

Date: 12 Oct 2019

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A Chinese inscribed bronze sword

The sword is of typical tapering form, with one side inscribed with four characters in archaistic script. The handle is decorated with two raised ribs leading to a circular pommel. Fitted stand

Lot #: 22

Estimate: €1,200 - €1,600

Date: 12 Oct 2019

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A Chinese gilt lacquered bronze figure of Guandi

The figure is cast seated wearing armour and a celestial scarf. One hand rests on his hip and the other hand is held up and pointing across his body. He is seated on a rectangular stand supported on four feet

Lot #: 23

Estimate: €800 - €1,200

Date: 12 Oct 2019

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A Chinese bronze candle holder

The vessel is fashioned with an everted drip pan, a bulbous middle section and a bell-shaped foot. The exterior is decorated with archaistic designs including taotie, kui-dragons, stiff leaves, all reserved on a leiwen ground. With a later pricket stick and dish. Provenance: from a private Dutch

Lot #: 24

Estimate: €2,500 - €3,000

Date: 12 Oct 2019

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A large pair of Chinese gilt bronze archaistic square-section flaring vases, gu

Each vase is cast in in fine detail with archaistic decoration, with flanges to the edges and stylised lappet and tactile motifs on the sides 品相報告:兩瓶有些處經修補,包含口沿,身及足圈;鎏金有磨損

Lot #: 25

Estimate: €7,000 - €9,000

Date: 12 Oct 2019

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A Chinese archaistic bronze square section vase, fanggu

The vase is decorated to the four corners with raised flanges, the body is decorated with taotie masks and stiff leaves. The fanggu stands on a separate bronze stand cast with ruyi-shaped feet. Provenance: from a private Dutch collection

Lot #: 26

Estimate: €2,500 - €3,500

Date: 12 Oct 2019

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A Chinese bronze ‘qilin’ censer

The mythical beast is modelled recumbent with its legs tucked next to its body and forelegs in front. Its head is raised and turned to the back and tail flicked on its haunches. Its back with a circular opening for the cover. Catalogue notes: Compare a smaller 'qilin' censer (16 cm. wide) cast in

Lot #: 27

Estimate: €2,000 - €2,500

Date: 12 Oct 2019

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A Chinese white jade 'dragon' plaque

Thr plaque is carved with a striding dragon amongst cloud scrolls. The jade is of an even white tone

Lot #: 28

Estimate: €600 - €1,000

Date: 12 Oct 2019

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A Chinese white and russet jade archers ring

The ring is carved with a flattened edge. The exterior is carved with a network pattern of raised nodes. The stone is of a pale tone with darker inclusions

Lot #: 29

Estimate: €300 - €400

Date: 12 Oct 2019

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A Chinese pale celadon jade 'boy and lingzhi' carving

The piece is carved in the round with a smiling boy clutching a long spring of lingzhi next to his body

Lot #: 30

Estimate: €400 - €600

Date: 12 Oct 2019