Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art

Christie's
New York

Date of the auction: 22.03.2019

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A RARE AND FINELY CAST BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER, FANGYI

A RARE AND FINELY CAST BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER, FANGYI LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 13TH-11TH CENTURY BC The vessel is of slightly tapering rectangular shape and is well cast in low relief on the two broad sides with a large taotie mask set below a small taotie mask, and reserved on a fine leiwen

Lot #: 1604

Estimate: US$1,500,000 - US$2,500,000

Date: 22 Mar 2019

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AN EXTREMELY RARE AND FINE LARGE BLUE AND WHITE ‘FRUIT SPRAY’ BOWL

AN EXTREMELY RARE AND FINE LARGE BLUE AND WHITE ‘FRUIT SPRAY’ BOWL XUANDE SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE IN A LINE AT THE RIM AND OF THE PERIOD (1426-1435) The bowl is heavily potted with low, rounded sides and decorated on the exterior with six sprays of fruit comprising pomegranate, grape

Lot #: 1627

Estimate: US$2,000,000 - US$3,000,000

Date: 22 Mar 2019

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A RARE MINIATURE GREEN-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF AN EQUESTRIAN ARCHER

A RARE MINIATURE GREEN-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF AN EQUESTRIAN ARCHER HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220) The archer is shown aiming a crossbow while seated facing backwards in the saddle on a horse galloping forward intently, its ears set back and the long tail with a slight curve. 4 5/8 in. (11.8 cm

Lot #: 1612

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

Date: 22 Mar 2019

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A SANCAI -GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF AN EQUESTRIENNE

A SANCAI -GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF AN EQUESTRIENNE TANG DYNASTY (AD 618-907) The slender rider wears an amber scarf that drapes below her neck and falls down her back to the saddle, a blouse with long slender sleeves that hide her hands, and a long green skirt, and is shown with head slightly turned

Lot #: 1616

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 22 Mar 2019

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A RARE LONGQUAN CELADON GUAN-TYPE OCTAGONAL STEM CUP

A RARE LONGQUAN CELADON GUAN-TYPE OCTAGONAL STEM CUP YUAN-MING DYNASTY (1279-1644) The cup has flaring, faceted sides supported on a spreading stem foot encircled by a narrow collar, and is covered overall with a clear glaze of pale olive tone suffused with an extensive, icy crackle that thins on

Lot #: 1619

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

Date: 22 Mar 2019

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A LARGE CARVED LONGQUAN CELADON TRIPOD CENSER

A LARGE CARVED LONGQUAN CELADON TRIPOD CENSER MING DYNASTY (1368-1644) The heavily potted censer raised on three mask-form legs is carved on the exterior with a band of floral scroll on a wave-pattern ground, and is covered overall with a sea-green glaze except for the base and the center of the

Lot #: 1620

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

Date: 22 Mar 2019

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A RARE BLUE AND WHITE 'FROG' KENDI

A RARE BLUE AND WHITE 'FROG' KENDI WANLI PERIOD (1573-1619) The ewer is naturalistically modeled as a frog seated with its head raised, with a short spout issuing from its mouth, and supporting a tall, cylindrical neck on its back. The body is decorated with flower heads below a band of overlapping

Lot #: 1631

Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000

Date: 22 Mar 2019

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TWO SMALL BLUE AND WHITE CUPS

TWO SMALL BLUE AND WHITE CUPS JIAJING SIX-CHARACTER MARKS IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN SINGLE CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1522-1566) Each cup has shallow rounded sides decorated on the exterior with three sea beasts in flight between clouds and a ribbon-tied lozenge, and the domed center of the interior

Lot #: 1635

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 22 Mar 2019

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A VERY LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'KRAAK' CHARGER

A VERY LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'KRAAK' CHARGER WANLI PERIOD (1573-1619) The dish is potted with wide, flaring sides, and is decorated with a central scene of a tiger on a rocky promontory next to a pine tree, surrounded by a border of eight radiating panels, four containing Daoist emblems alternating

Lot #: 1636

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

Date: 22 Mar 2019

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A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' BOWL

A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' BOWL WANLI PERIOD (1573-1619) The exterior is decorated on one side with a striding four-clawed dragon reaching towards a flaming pearl surrounded by flames, and on the other with a phoenix standing amidst leafy branches bearing six-petaled blossoms. The

Lot #: 1637

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$18,000

Date: 22 Mar 2019

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A VERY RARE BLUE AND WHITE KO-SOMETSUKE RUYI -FORM TRAY

A VERY RARE BLUE AND WHITE KO-SOMETSUKE RUYI -FORM TRAY TIANQI PERIOD (1621-1627) The ruyi -form, shallow tray is raised on three low loop-form feet, the interior decorated with a monkey stealing some fruit from a peach tree, and a four-clawed dragon descending amidst thick clouds. The sides on the

Lot #: 1638

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

Date: 22 Mar 2019

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A RARE BLUE AND WHITE KO-SOMETSUKE BASKET

A RARE BLUE AND WHITE KO-SOMETSUKE BASKET TIANQI PERIOD (1621-1627) The rounded, rectangular basket has low sides that support a U-shaped handle. The interior is decorated with four prancing horses, the handle with a loosely-painted leafy branch and scrolls, and the sides on the exterior are

Lot #: 1639

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

Date: 22 Mar 2019

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A RARE LARGE OCHRE, GREEN, TURQUOISE AND AUBERGINE-GLAZED SEATED FIGURE OF...

A RARE LARGE OCHRE, GREEN, TURQUOISE AND AUBERGINE-GLAZED SEATED FIGURE OF AMITAYUS MING-QING DYNASTY (1368-1911) The figure is modeled seated in dhyanasana upon a separate lotus leaf-form base, dressed in a flowing dhoti and draped in elaborate jewels, the hands held in dhyanamudra supporting a

Lot #: 1641

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

Date: 22 Mar 2019

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A RETICULATED FAHUA MEIPING

A RETICULATED FAHUA MEIPING MING DYNASTY, 15TH-16TH CENTURY The vase is pierced through the body, and decorated in blue, turquoise, yellow and cream enamels with a continuous scene of scholars amidst pine trees in the central register, lappets on the foot, and a band of peony scroll on the shoulder

Lot #: 1642

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 22 Mar 2019

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A FINELY CARVED SMALL RED LACQUER BOX AND COVER

A FINELY CARVED SMALL RED LACQUER BOX AND COVER MING DYNASTY, 16TH-EARLY 17TH CENTURY The box and cover are both exquisitely carved in high relief, on one side with three boys in a garden setting, one riding a hobby horse, one holding a lotus leaf canopy aloft, and the other beating a gong to lead

Lot #: 1646

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

Date: 22 Mar 2019

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A RARE CARVED RED LACQUER FOUR-TIERED BOX AND COVER

A RARE CARVED RED LACQUER FOUR-TIERED BOX AND COVER MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY The top of the cover is carved with a scene of two scholars playing weiqi in an open pavilion beside a lotus pond where two ducks swim near a young attendant holding a lotus flower as he approaches the pavilion on a

Lot #: 1647

Estimate: US$50,000 - US$70,000

Date: 22 Mar 2019

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A MAGNIFICENT AND RARE IMPERIAL EMBROIDERED BLUE-GROUND 'DRAGON' ROBE, LONGPAO

A MAGNIFICENT AND RARE IMPERIAL EMBROIDERED BLUE-GROUND 'DRAGON' ROBE, LONGPAO LATE 19TH CENTURY The vibrant blue ground is worked in couched gold threads and satin stitch on the front and back with five-clawed dragons interspersed with cranes, bats and Daoist Emblems, above the terrestrial diagram

Lot #: 1657

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

Date: 22 Mar 2019

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A BROWN-GROUND EMBROIDERED WOMAN'S INFORMAL ROBE FOR A PRINCESS OR A DUCHESS

A BROWN-GROUND EMBROIDERED WOMAN'S INFORMAL ROBE FOR A PRINCESS OR A DUCHESS 19TH CENTURY The brown silk is embroidered in satin stitch and Peking knot with peonies, prunus, chrysanthemums and other various flower blossoms, between black silk borders decorated with prunus blossoms and butterflies

Lot #: 1658

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 22 Mar 2019

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A SMALL LINGBI SCHOLAR'S ROCK

A SMALL LINGBI SCHOLAR'S ROCK The stone is of irregular horizontal form with small jagged edges, reminiscent of a mountain range with snow-capped peaks. The limestone is of greyish-black tone with creamy-russet calcite inclusions, interspersed with striations of paler color. 6 in. (15.2 cm.) wide

Lot #: 1672

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 22 Mar 2019

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A ZITAN ‘MEDICINE CHEST’

A ZITAN ‘MEDICINE CHEST’ 17TH-18TH CENTURY The rectangular chest is fitted with a removable front mounted with a baitong plate and knob, opening to reveal the interior containing five drawers, and with a humpback handle on top. 10 ½ in. (26.7 cm.) high, 12 ¼ in. (31.1 cm.) wide, 7 ½ in. (19 cm

Lot #: 1677

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$18,000

Date: 22 Mar 2019

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A TWELVE-PANEL COROMANDEL SCREEN

A TWELVE-PANEL COROMANDEL SCREEN DATED TO THE BINGYIN YEAR OF KANGXI, CORRESPONDING TO 1686, AND OF THE PERIOD The screen is finely carved and vibrantly decorated on one side with a continuous scene of figures gathering, dancing, and engaged in leisurely pursuits on terraced pavilions, all on a gilt

Lot #: 1679

Estimate: US$80,000 - US$120,000

Date: 22 Mar 2019

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A PAIR OF EMBELLISHED LACQUER RECTANGULAR WALL PANELS

A PAIR OF EMBELLISHED LACQUER RECTANGULAR WALL PANELS 18TH-19TH CENTURY Each is embellished with various 'antiques' that might be found on a scholar's table, all in jade, agate, lacquer, zitan , porcelain, bamboo and metal, the reverse lacquered black. 33 ½ x 18 ¾ in. (85 x 47.7 cm.), hongmu frames

Lot #: 1681

Estimate: US$50,000 - US$70,000

Date: 22 Mar 2019

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A RARE SMALL QINGBAI DOUBLE-GOURD EWER

A RARE SMALL QINGBAI DOUBLE-GOURD EWER SONG DYNASTY (AD 960-1279) The ewer has a curved spout and a strap handle with a small attachment ring and is covered overall with a transparent, pale aqua-blue glaze that stops in an irregular line above the foot to expose the white ware. 5 ¾ in. (14 cm

Lot #: 1711

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

Date: 22 Mar 2019

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A MOLDED QINGBAI 'LOTUS POND' DISH

A MOLDED QINGBAI 'LOTUS POND' DISH SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY (1127-1279) The shallow dish is potted with low, flared sides, and molded on the interior with two fish swimming around a lotus blossom amidst waves, below a lotus and foliate band and a keyfret band. The dish is covered inside and out below

Lot #: 1712

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

Date: 22 Mar 2019

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A LARGE CARVED DING FOLIATE-RIMMED BOWL

A LARGE CARVED DING FOLIATE-RIMMED BOWL NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY (AD 960-1127) The bowl is finely carved on the interior with a large lotus blossom and several smaller blossoms borne on leafy stems, and is covered overall below the unglazed rim with an attractive ivory glaze which pools to a darker

Lot #: 1728

Estimate: US$120,000 - US$180,000

Date: 22 Mar 2019

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A LARGE CARVED CIZHOU BASIN

A LARGE CARVED CIZHOU BASIN NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY (AD 960-1127) The basin is potted with deep, rounded sides rising to en everted rim, and the interior is carved through the white slip with a large central peony below a band of flower-heads and a band of leaf pattern encircling the cavetto, all

Lot #: 1730

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

Date: 22 Mar 2019

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A CIZHOU SGRAFFIATO 'PEONY' MEIPING

A CIZHOU SGRAFFIATO 'PEONY' MEIPING NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY (AD 960-1127) The vase is carved through the dark brown slip to the white slip ground with a broad band of leafy peony scroll bearing six prominent blossoms between bands of overlapping, diagonal petals on the shoulder and above the foot, all

Lot #: 1731

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

Date: 22 Mar 2019

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A LONGQUAN CELADON 'LOTUS PETAL' JAR AND COVER

A LONGQUAN CELADON 'LOTUS PETAL' JAR AND COVER NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY (AD 960-1127) The jar is sturdily potted with an ovoid body carved with overlapping lotus petals below the straight neck that rises to a grooved mouth with a galleried rim, and the cover is potted in the form of a stupa, all

Lot #: 1737

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

Date: 22 Mar 2019

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A RARE LARGE LONGQUAN CELADON CONG -FORM VASE

A RARE LARGE LONGQUAN CELADON CONG -FORM VASE SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY (1127-1279) Finely potted in imitation of a Neolithic jade cong , the vase has a rectangular body of square section with a cylindrical foot and short neck, and is covered overall with a glaze of rich sea-green color stopping just

Lot #: 1741

Estimate: US$400,000 - US$600,000

Date: 22 Mar 2019

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A QINGBAI FIGURE OF A COURT DIGNITARY

A QINGBAI FIGURE OF A COURT DIGNITARY SONG DYNASTY (AD 960-1279) The figure is shown standing with the right arm raised in a gesture and the left arm lowered to the side and is dressed in a long robe with carved folds that falls to the flat circular base. The head is slightly raised and turned to

Lot #: 1746

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

Date: 22 Mar 2019