Imperial Glories from the Springfield Museums Collection

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Date of the auction: 30.11.2020

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A VERY RARE SMALL IMPERIAL CLOISONNE ENAMEL ‘QILIN AND LIONS’ VASE

A VERY RARE SMALL IMPERIAL CLOISONNE ENAMEL ‘QILIN AND LIONS’ VASE QIANLONG CAST FOUR-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN A SQUARE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The small baluster vase is brilliantly decorated on the exterior with a qilin above a treasure vase surrounded by eight lions playing with four

Lot #: 2901

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

Date: 30 Nov 2020

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A PALE CELADON JADE CARVING OF A SEATED BUDDHA

A PALE CELADON JADE CARVING OF A SEATED BUDDHA QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY The figure is well carved with pendulous ears and eyes downcast to give an impression of gentle contemplation, the hands held in dhyanamudra supporting a sphere, seated in dhyanasana under the voluminous outer robe fallen in

Lot #: 2902

Estimate: HK$1,000,000 - HK$1,500,000

Date: 30 Nov 2020

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A MASSIVE CLOISONNE ENAMEL DOUBLE-LOZENGE FORM CENSER AND COVER

A MASSIVE CLOISONNE ENAMEL DOUBLE-LOZENGE FORM CENSER AND COVER QING DYNASTY, 18TH-EARLY 19TH CENTURY The censer is cast in the form of a double-lozenge and decorated on the exterior with four shou characters surrounded by the Eight Buddhist Emblems and the Eight Daoist Emblems supported on lotus

Lot #: 2903

Estimate: HK$600,000 - HK$800,000

Date: 30 Nov 2020

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A WHITE JADE ‘CHILONG AND BAT’ RUYI

A WHITE JADE ‘CHILONG AND BAT’ RUYI QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) The head of the sceptre is carved in low relief with branches bearing chrysanthemum blossoms emerging from rocks, below three bats carved in openwork. The shaft is carved in high relief with a chilong with a bifurcated tail pursuing a

Lot #: 2904

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

Date: 30 Nov 2020

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A MAGNIFICENT AND MASSIVE IMPERIAL CLOISONNE ENAMEL ‘TAOTIE’ HU-FORM VASE

A MAGNIFICENT AND MASSIVE IMPERIAL CLOISONNE ENAMEL ‘TAOTIE’ HU-FORM VASE YONGZHENG-QIANLONG PERIOD (1722-1795) The pear-shaped vase is superbly cast on both sides of the body with a powerful taotie mask in relief featuring scroll-shaped eyebrows, eyes detailed with concentric circles, and

Lot #: 2905

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

Date: 30 Nov 2020

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A WHITE JADE ‘KUI DRAGON’ VASE AND A COVER

A WHITE JADE ‘KUI DRAGON’ VASE AND A COVER QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY The flattened baluster body is carved on each side with a wan symbol between a pair of coiled archaistic kui dragons, above a large ruyi head enclosing a shou character, below archaistic C-shaped scrolls. The shoulders are flanked

Lot #: 2906

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

Date: 30 Nov 2020

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AN IMPERIAL CLOISONNE ENAMEL ‘CHAMPION VASE’

AN IMPERIAL CLOISONNE ENAMEL ‘CHAMPION VASE’ KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722) Each of the two impressive cylinders is decorated with continuous lotus scrolls below the waisted necks with further lotus scrolls and above the waisted feet with petal lappets. The two sections are joined by a gilt-bronze eagle

Lot #: 2907

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

Date: 30 Nov 2020

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A MAGNIFICENT AND EXCEPTIONALLY RARE LARGE WHITE JADE CARVING OF SHOULAO...

A MAGNIFICENT AND EXCEPTIONALLY RARE LARGE WHITE JADE CARVING OF SHOULAO AND DEER QIANLONG-JIAQING PERIOD (1736-1820) The boulder is superbly carved depicting Shoulao, the Star God of Longevity, holding a peach in one hand, the other hand holding a staff in the form of a gnarled branch tied with a

Lot #: 2908

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

Date: 30 Nov 2020

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A MAGNIFICENT LARGE IMPERIAL CLOISONNE ENAMEL BALUSTER VASE WITH...

A MAGNIFICENT LARGE IMPERIAL CLOISONNE ENAMEL BALUSTER VASE WITH PHOENIX-FORM HANDLES QING DYNASTY, EARLY 18TH CENTURY The elegantly proportioned baluster vase is exquisitely enamelled with four lotus sprays borne on scrolling tendrils divided by blue angular borders decorated with bi-discs, with

Lot #: 2909

Estimate: HK$2,400,000 - HK$3,500,000

Date: 30 Nov 2020

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AN IMPERIAL LARGE PALE CELADON JADE ‘ELEPHANT-HEAD’ VASE AND COVER

AN IMPERIAL LARGE PALE CELADON JADE ‘ELEPHANT-HEAD’ VASE AND COVER QIANLONG INCISED SIX-CHARACTER FANGGU MARK IN A LINE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The vase is carved in relief on each broad side with a pair of archaistic kui phoenix and a band of upright petals above the foot, the neck flanked by

Lot #: 2910

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

Date: 30 Nov 2020

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A SUPERB IMPERIAL CLOSIONNE ENAMEL ‘TAOTIE’ FANGDING-FORM CENSER AND COVER...

A SUPERB IMPERIAL CLOSIONNE ENAMEL ‘TAOTIE’ FANGDING-FORM CENSER AND COVER, AND A CHAMPLEVE STAND QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) The large censer is superbly cast in the form of an archaic bronze fangding, each side is decorated with a taotie mask on a ground of scrolling lotus sprays, divided in the

Lot #: 2911

Estimate: HK$2,400,000 - HK$3,500,000

Date: 30 Nov 2020

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A MASSIVE CLOISONNE ENAMEL ‘CHAMPION VASE’

A MASSIVE CLOISONNE ENAMEL ‘CHAMPION VASE’ LATE QING DYNASTY, LATE 18TH-19TH CENTURY Each cylinder is decorated with registers of taotie masks rendered in various styles, divided by undulating borders between the similarly decorated waisted foot neck. The two cylinders are joined by a gilt-bronze

Lot #: 2912

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

Date: 30 Nov 2020