Important Chinese Art

Sotheby's
New York

Date of the auction: 15.03.2017

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A PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE 'BATS AND SHOU' DISHES QIANLONG SEAL MARKS AND...

A PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE 'BATS AND SHOU' DISHES QIANLONG SEAL MARKS AND PERIOD each painted in vibrant tones of cobalt-blue to the interior with a central shou roundel, surrounded by five bats each grasping a beribboned wan symbol, bordered by a band of pendent ruyi heads below the rim, the exterior

Lot #: 507

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

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A MAGNIFICENT AND RARE BLUE AND WHITE CYLINDRICAL 'DRAGON' TEA CADDY AND...

A MAGNIFICENT AND RARE BLUE AND WHITE CYLINDRICAL 'DRAGON' TEA CADDY AND COVER YONGZHENG MARK AND PERIOD finely potted, the tall cylindrical body rising to a gently sloping shoulder and short cylindrical neck, surmounted by a slightly domed cylindrical cover with bud finial, the body exceptionally

Lot #: 512

Estimate: US$1,300,000 - US$1,500,000

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN MING DYNASTY, 15TH / 16TH CENTURY

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN MING DYNASTY, 15TH / 16TH CENTURY seated in vajraparyankasana, the shoulders flanked by the kalavinka bird and a kundika supported by lotus blossoms, the stems extending from the palms, the deity with a high scrolling jatamakuta encircled by a crown above elaborate

Lot #: 544

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

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN MING DYNASTY, 15TH / 16TH CENTURY

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN MING DYNASTY, 15TH / 16TH CENTURY the crowned bodhisattva cast seated in vajraparyankasana supported on a separately cast lotus base flanked by two acoloytes, the high crown centered by Amitabha Buddha and the body adorned in elaborate jewels, the right hand in

Lot #: 549

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

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF MAITREYA QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF MAITREYA QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY cast standing with hands in vitarkamudra, the right raised to the chest, the left hand at one side, clad in dhoti and overskirt with incised hems, adorned with jewelry and fluttering scarves, the serene face framed by a jeweled tiara and

Lot #: 554

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

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A LARGE AND RARE GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AMITAYUS QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG...

A LARGE AND RARE GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AMITAYUS QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD cast seated in dhyanasana on a high double-lotus pedestal base, with hands folded in dhyanamudra, wearing a shawl and dhoti, the borders incised at the hems with floral scrolls and falling over the crossed-legs in undulous

Lot #: 555

Estimate: US$500,000 - US$700,000

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF USHNISHAVIJAYA QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF USHNISHAVIJAYA QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD superbly cast seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus pedestal, the eight arms held in various mudras, wearing a shawl and dhoti hemmed with floral scrolls, its loose folds falling over the crossed-legs, with a billowing celestial

Lot #: 556

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

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A PAIR OF CANTON ENAMEL YELLOW-GROUND 'AUSPICIOUS EMBLEMS' BEAKER VASES...

A PAIR OF CANTON ENAMEL YELLOW-GROUND 'AUSPICIOUS EMBLEMS' BEAKER VASES QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY each of archaistic gu form, the central bulbous section rising from a splayed foot to a tall trumpet neck with a galleried rim, brightly painted to the exterior with the ribbon-tied 'Eight Auspicious

Lot #: 557

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

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A RARE PAIR OF 'IMPERIAL TRIBUTE' CHAMPLEVE ENAMEL AND HARDSTONE INLAID...

A RARE PAIR OF 'IMPERIAL TRIBUTE' CHAMPLEVE ENAMEL AND HARDSTONE INLAID DOUBLE-GOURD WALL VASES QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD each finely cast and decorated in mirror image, the front of each slightly convex, conveying the rounded auspicious form of a double-gourd vase, the 'stand' supporting the

Lot #: 559

Estimate: US$180,000 - US$250,000

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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AN ARCHAISTIC SILVER CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY

AN ARCHAISTIC SILVER CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY of slightly compressed spherical form, the cover delicately chased with alternating pairs of magpies and bats interspersed with leafing prunus centered by a large prunus blossom, all against an intricate ring-matted ground, the

Lot #: 566

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

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A BLACK LACQUER 'TIXI' BOX AND COVER MING DYNASTY, 15TH / 16TH CENTURY

A BLACK LACQUER 'TIXI' BOX AND COVER MING DYNASTY, 15TH / 16TH CENTURY the circular domed cover with a central stylized flowerhead surrounded by five concentric bands of pommel scrolls, the deep rounded base with two further bands of pommel scrolls above upright onion-shaped lappets around the foot

Lot #: 570

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

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER SEAL PASTE BOX AND A COVER JIAJING PERIOD, DATED...

A CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER SEAL PASTE BOX AND A COVER JIAJING PERIOD, DATED DING WEI YEAR, CORRESPONDING TO 1547 of compressed peach form, the cover with scrolling lotus above a keyfret band, an engraved inscription around the central knob providing the date of manufacture as dingwei nian 12 yue 22

Lot #: 575

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

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER BOX AND COVER MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY

A CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER BOX AND COVER MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY of rectangular form crisply carved with the principal motifs in high relief over a fine diaper ground, the flat cover with a scene of four scholars appreciating paintings and antiquities in a garden setting, with attendants, deer

Lot #: 576

Estimate: US$25,000 - US$35,000

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A THREE-COLOR CINNABAR LACQUER 'POMEGRANATE' BOX AND COVER QING DYNASTY,...

A THREE-COLOR CINNABAR LACQUER 'POMEGRANATE' BOX AND COVER QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY of irregular section, the cover carved in varying relief with two pomegranates borne on a leafy steam, in ochre, red, and green, on finely carved geometric diaper ground, the sides of the box carved in red with

Lot #: 577

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

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A TWO-COLOR CINNABAR LACQUER SEAL PASTE BOX AND COVER QING DYNASTY, 18TH...

A TWO-COLOR CINNABAR LACQUER SEAL PASTE BOX AND COVER QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY the domed cover carved in relief with a dragon writhing amidst scrolled clouds and confronting a dragon-fish emerging from swirling waves below, the red cinnabar layers carved through to the ochre lacquer ground, the

Lot #: 578

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

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A PAIR OF 'HUANGHUALI' ARMCHAIRS QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY

A PAIR OF 'HUANGHUALI' ARMCHAIRS QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY each composed of slender cylindrical members, with a straight extending crestrail with truncated ends, above a rectangular splat carved with a central ruyi medallion, the side posts, reinforced with strap metal mounts, continuing through

Lot #: 582

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

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A 'HUANGHUALI' SQUARE GAMES TABLE QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY

A 'HUANGHUALI' SQUARE GAMES TABLE QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY the three-board top, set within a standard mortise, tenon and mitered frame, detachable revealing a separate, gilt wire inlaid, double-sided shangqi / weiqi board set to either side with a circular compartment for game pieces, the tray

Lot #: 583

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

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A 'HUANGHUALI' FOLDING DRUM STAND QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY

A 'HUANGHUALI' FOLDING DRUM STAND QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY comprised of four slender cylindrical members, three with splayed ends forming the feet joined to a shorter, straight central pole by a single stretcher forming the support for a drum when open and with double stretchers with vertical

Lot #: 585

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

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A PAIR OF 'HUANGHUALI' AND MIXED WOOD BOOKCASES LATE QING DYNASTY

A PAIR OF 'HUANGHUALI' AND MIXED WOOD BOOKCASES LATE QING DYNASTY of rectangular shape, the cushion molded and beaded members of the frame supporting four shelves, each outlined by an openwork gallery enclosing quatrefoil struts, the middle shelf above a pair of short drawers each carved to the

Lot #: 586

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

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A RARE AND LARGE 'LEGEND OF THE WHITE SNAKE' AUTOMATON QING DYNASTY, 19TH...

A RARE AND LARGE 'LEGEND OF THE WHITE SNAKE' AUTOMATON QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY the narrative scenes from The Legend of the White Snake set within three hinge-connected hardwood and glass casements, the central and largest depicting the famous battle between Bai Suzhen and her nemesis, the

Lot #: 593

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

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A PAINTED POTTERY FIGURE OF AN EQUESTRIAN EARLY TANG DYNASTY

A PAINTED POTTERY FIGURE OF AN EQUESTRIAN EARLY TANG DYNASTY the rider modeled as a Turfan woman with hands raised, the horse standing four square with head slightly lowered to the left, traces of pigment, the interior hollowed Height 16 3/4 in., 42.5 cm

Lot #: 600

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

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A SLIP-DECORATED 'DING'-TYPE PILLOW NORTHERN SONG / JIN DYNASTY

A SLIP-DECORATED 'DING'-TYPE PILLOW NORTHERN SONG / JIN DYNASTY of bean shape, the slightly concave top carved through a light brown slip to an underlying white slip with rows of undulating waves, the sides with vertical lines, covered overall with a transparent pale buff-tinged glaze stopping just

Lot #: 607

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

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A SMALL 'JUN'-TYPE PURPLE-SPLASHED DISH JIN / YUAN DYNASTY

A SMALL 'JUN'-TYPE PURPLE-SPLASHED DISH JIN / YUAN DYNASTY the shallow sides rising from a short foot to an upright rim, covered overall with a sky-blue glaze punctuated with pale purple splashes to the interior, the glaze thinning at the rim and falling short of the foot to reveal the

Lot #: 609

Estimate: US$12,000 - US$15,000

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A PAIR OF 'YAOZHOU' PERSIMMON-GLAZED BOWLS NORTHERN SONG

A PAIR OF 'YAOZHOU' PERSIMMON-GLAZED BOWLS NORTHERN SONG each of conical form with the gently rounded sides rising from a short splayed foot to an everted rim, covered overall with a metallic russet glaze, stopping irregularly at the foot to reveal the buff-colored stoneware body (2) Diameter 5 7/8

Lot #: 612

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

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A RUSSET-SPLASHED BLACK-GLAZED BOWL NORTHERN SONG / JIN DYNASTY

A RUSSET-SPLASHED BLACK-GLAZED BOWL NORTHERN SONG / JIN DYNASTY the deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot, covered overall with a lustrous black glaze, the interior suffused with extensive short russet flecking and five russet splashes, the glaze stopping irregularly above the foot to

Lot #: 615

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

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A BLACK-GLAZED TRUNCATED JAR NORTHERN SONG / JIN DYNASTY

A BLACK-GLAZED TRUNCATED JAR NORTHERN SONG / JIN DYNASTY the tapered sides rising from a slightly recessed base to a bulging rounded shoulder, surmounted by a short neck centered with a flange below the lipped rim, covered overall with a lustrous black glaze accentuated with subtle russet splashes

Lot #: 616

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

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A RUSSET-SPLASHED 'PARTRIDGE FEATHER' BOWL NORTHERN SONG / JIN DYNASTY

A RUSSET-SPLASHED 'PARTRIDGE FEATHER' BOWL NORTHERN SONG / JIN DYNASTY of conical form, the flaring sides rising from a slightly splayed foot to an everted rim, covered overall with a lustrous black glaze, thinning at the rim with radiating russet splashes extending downwards, the glaze stopping

Lot #: 617

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

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A SMALL SHANXI 'OIL-SPOT' BOWL NORTHERN SONG / JIN DYNASTY

A SMALL SHANXI 'OIL-SPOT' BOWL NORTHERN SONG / JIN DYNASTY the deep rounded sides rising from a short foot, covered overall with a lustrous black glaze, suffused with extensive irregular metallic russet 'oil-spots', the glaze falling short of the foot to leave an unglazed area covered with dark

Lot #: 619

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

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A 'CIZHOU'-TYPE BLACK-GLAZED 'OIL-SPOT' BOWL NORTHERN SONG / JIN DYNASTY

A 'CIZHOU'-TYPE BLACK-GLAZED 'OIL-SPOT' BOWL NORTHERN SONG / JIN DYNASTY the deep rounded sides rising from a short splayed foot to a slightly inverted rim, covered overall with a lustrous black glaze suffused with extensive irregular metallic russet spots, the glaze thinning at the rim and falling

Lot #: 620

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

Date: 15 Mar 2017

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A BLACK-GLAZED 'OIL-SPOT' BOWL NORTHERN SONG / JIN DYNASTY

A BLACK-GLAZED 'OIL-SPOT' BOWL NORTHERN SONG / JIN DYNASTY the deep rounded sides rising from a slightly splayed foot to an inverted rim, covered overall with a mottled black glaze, the interior with five russet-spotted roundels against a ground of further irregular metallic russet 'oil-spots', the

Lot #: 623

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

Date: 15 Mar 2017