Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

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Hong Kong

Date of the auction: 29.05.2019

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A LONGQUAN CELADON ‘DRAGON’ JAR AND COVER

A LONGQUAN CELADON ‘DRAGON’ JAR AND COVER SOUTHERN SONG-YUAN DYNASTY (1127-1368) The body is decorated with an applied dragon chasing after a flaming pearl, above a band of upright petals. The cover is surmounted by a bird-form finial. Both are covered with an unctuous crackled glaze of soft

Lot #: 3101

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

Date: 29 May 2019

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A LARGE LONGQUAN CELADON DEEP BOWL

A LARGE LONGQUAN CELADON DEEP BOWL EARLY MING DYNASTY, 15TH CENTURY The bowl has deep rounded sides rising to a straight rim and stands on a short foot ring. It is covered all over in a thick, even celadon glaze of sea-green tone, with a circle in the interior of the foot ring left unglazed to

Lot #: 3102

Estimate: HK$300,000 - HK$500,000

Date: 29 May 2019

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AN IMPORTANT AND EXTREMELY RARE IRON-RED DECORATED BLUE AND WHITE...

AN IMPORTANT AND EXTREMELY RARE IRON-RED DECORATED BLUE AND WHITE ‘CHRYSANTHEMUM SCROLL’ BARBED-RIM FLOWER POT XUANDE SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE IN A HORIZONTAL LINE AND OF THE PERIOD (1426-1435) The flower pot is sturdily potted with deep rounded sides supported on a stepped base

Lot #: 3103

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

Date: 29 May 2019

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A FINE SUPERB BLUE AND WHITE ‘BOYS’ JAR

A FINE SUPERB BLUE AND WHITE ‘BOYS’ JAR JIAJING SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1522-1566) The large strongly potted jar is finely painted with vibrant cobalt blue, on the shoulder with ogival panels containing fruit and flower sprays reserved against a background of wan

Lot #: 3104

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

Date: 29 May 2019

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A FINE AND VERY RARE BLUE AND WHITE TWIN-HANDLED ‘DRAGON’ WINE CUP

A FINE AND VERY RARE BLUE AND WHITE TWIN-HANDLED ‘DRAGON’ WINE CUP WANLI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1573-1619) The cup is of archaistic form applied with twin chilong dragons with knobby spines and pointed horns forming the looped handles. The

Lot #: 3105

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

Date: 29 May 2019

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A LARGE FAMILLE VERTE 'PHOENIX' BALUSTER VASE

A LARGE FAMILLE VERTE 'PHOENIX' BALUSTER VASE KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722) The vase is densely enamelled around the exterior with two large phoenix perched on rocks and amidst peony blooms borne on leafy stems, all below a large prunus tree in full bloom and reserved on a pale green ground. The base is

Lot #: 3106

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

Date: 29 May 2019

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A RARE MASSIVE BLUE AND WHITE ‘BIRD AND FLOWER’ BASIN

A RARE MASSIVE BLUE AND WHITE ‘BIRD AND FLOWER’ BASIN KANGXI-YONGZHENG PERIOD (1662-1735) The impressive basin is finely decorated to the exterior in delicate shades of cobalt blue with pairs of birds perched and in flight amongst combinations of bamboo, prunus, and flowers growing from rocks, all

Lot #: 3107

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

Date: 29 May 2019

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A PAIR OF RARE DOUCAI AND FAMILLE ROSE ‘NINE PEACHES’ DISHES

A PAIR OF RARE DOUCAI AND FAMILLE ROSE ‘NINE PEACHES’ DISHES YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARKS IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN DOUBLE CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735) Each dish is finely painted to the interior with a central medallion enclosing a peach tree bearing nine ripe fruits highlighted in

Lot #: 3108

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

Date: 29 May 2019

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A FINE AND EXCEEDINGLY RARE BLUE AND WHITE ‘FRUIT AND FLOWER SPRAY’ VASE

A FINE AND EXCEEDINGLY RARE BLUE AND WHITE ‘FRUIT AND FLOWER SPRAY’ VASE YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735) The vase is robustly potted with a compressed globular body rising from a splayed foot to a slightly waisted neck beneath a flared mouth. The

Lot #: 3109

Estimate: HK$32,000,000 - HK$45,000,000

Date: 29 May 2019

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A VERY RARE IMITATION-LACQUER ‘DRAGON’ PORCELAIN HAT STAND

A VERY RARE IMITATION-LACQUER ‘DRAGON’ PORCELAIN HAT STAND QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) The hat stand is finely executed simulating carved cinnabar lacquer, the globular top is decorated in relief with four five-clawed dragons chasing the flaming pearl amongst bats and cloud scrolls all reserved on a

Lot #: 3110

Estimate: HK$1,500,000 - HK$2,600,000

Date: 29 May 2019

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AN IMPRESSIVE CARVED THREE-COLOUR LACQUER BALUSTER VASE

AN IMPRESSIVE CARVED THREE-COLOUR LACQUER BALUSTER VASE MID-QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY The magnificent vase is decorated with two gilt-bronze loose-ring monster mask handles to the shoulder. The exterior of the vase is crisply carved through layers of ochre-yellow, green and cinnabar-red lacquer

Lot #: 3111

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

Date: 29 May 2019

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A JADE ‘BUFFALO and boy’ GROUP

A JADE ‘BUFFALO and boy’ GROUP QING DYNASTY (1644-1911) The group is carved in the round as a buffalo with its head turned to the right to face the herdsman at its side, both playfully tugging on a leafy stalk. The buffalo is depicted with bulging round eyes, large ridged horns and a rope trails

Lot #: 3112

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

Date: 29 May 2019

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A PAIR OF CELADON JADE BOWLS

A PAIR OF CELADON JADE BOWLS QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY Each bowl is raised on a slightly flaring foot with rounded body and gently flaring rim. The stone is of a slightly mottled, pale greyish-celadon tone. 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) diam., zitan stands (2) Provenance Sold at Christie’s London, 11 May 2010

Lot #: 3113

Estimate: HK$150,000 - HK$200,000

Date: 29 May 2019

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A MAGNIFICENT AND RARE PAIR OF CANTON TRIBUTE BEJEWELLED AND JADEITE-INLAID...

A MAGNIFICENT AND RARE PAIR OF CANTON TRIBUTE BEJEWELLED AND JADEITE-INLAID SILVER-GILT BOXES QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) Each silver-gilt box is of octagonal-form, set with a jadeite plaque of conforming shape on each side, framed by borders comprised of seed pearls and red glass beads. The gilt

Lot #: 3114

Estimate: HK$1,800,000 - HK$2,600,000

Date: 29 May 2019

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AN IMPRESSIVE BRONZE TRIPOD ‘ELEPHANT’ CENSER AND COVER

AN IMPRESSIVE BRONZE TRIPOD ‘ELEPHANT’ CENSER AND COVER QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The well-proportioned body is cast in the form of an inverted bell supported on three elephant-head feet, each with long tusks and bejewelled harnesses. The sides are flanked by a

Lot #: 3115

Estimate: HK$700,000 - HK$900,000

Date: 29 May 2019

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A VERY RARE ZITAN TEAPOT WARMER

A VERY RARE ZITAN TEAPOT WARMER QING DYNASTY (1644-1911) Of plain cylindrical form in the shape of a traditional pail, the holder is flanked by two upright flared tabs with openings for the arch-shaped removable handle. The handle is hinged on one side to insert into the openings above the fitted

Lot #: 3116

Estimate: HK$150,000 - HK$200,000

Date: 29 May 2019

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A HUANGHUALI SEDAN CHAIR BOX, JIAOXIANG

A HUANGHUALI SEDAN CHAIR BOX, JIAOXIANG QING DYNASTY, 17TH-18TH CENTURY The cover has a long rectangular top above the low sides and is hinged at one side. It opens to reveal a conforming upper section of the box with a removable tray between two small lidded compartments, above a lower section that

Lot #: 3117

Estimate: HK$150,000 - HK$200,000

Date: 29 May 2019

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A HUANGHUALI RECESSED-LEG SIDE TABLE, TIAO ’ AN

A HUANGHUALI RECESSED-LEG SIDE TABLE, TIAO ’ AN QING DYNASTY, 17TH-18TH CENTURY The two-panel top is set in a moulded rectangular frame above plain aprons and spandrels. The whole is raised on slightly splayed legs of round section, which are joined by pairs of stretchers and fitted with brass

Lot #: 3118

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

Date: 29 May 2019

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A FINE AND RARE HUANGHUALI SIX-POSTER CANOPY BED, JIAZICHUANG

A FINE AND RARE HUANGHUALI SIX-POSTER CANOPY BED, JIAZICHUANG MING DYNASTY, 16TH-17TH CENTURY The rectangular mitred bed frame with soft mat seat is set with beaded, ‘ice-plate’ edge, above a narrow waist and plain beaded apron continuing to the square legs with incurving hoof feet. The four corner

Lot #: 3119

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

Date: 29 May 2019

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A VERY RARE PARE OF BLACK LACQUERED BAMBOO ARMCHAIRS

A VERY RARE PARE OF BLACK LACQUERED BAMBOO ARMCHAIRS QING DYNASTY, 18TH-19TH CENTURY Each with a straight splat divided into three sections, the uppermost pierced with a shaped opening, the central section with traces of poetic inscriptions and the bottom section with a circular opening, all below a

Lot #: 3120

Estimate: HK$70,000 - HK$90,000

Date: 29 May 2019

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A RARE SMALL HUANGHUALI ROUND-CORNER KANG CABINET, KANGGUI

A RARE SMALL HUANGHUALI ROUND-CORNER KANG CABINET, KANGGUI QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY The protruding round-corner top is supported on slightly splayed corner posts of rounded section, enclosing the rectangular single panel doors opening from the centre to reveal a detachable shelf, all above plain

Lot #: 3121

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

Date: 29 May 2019

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A PAIR OF HUANGHUALI HORSESHOE-BACK ARMCHAIRS, QUANYI

A PAIR OF HUANGHUALI HORSESHOE-BACK ARMCHAIRS, QUANYI QING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY Each sweeping crest rail terminates in out-swept hooks above shaped spandrels, and forms an elegant curve above the S-shaped splat carved with a ruyi- head roundel enclosing confronted chilong dragons and flanked by

Lot #: 3122

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

Date: 29 May 2019

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A HUANGHUALI RECESSED-LEG PAINTING TABLE, PINGTOU ’ AN

A HUANGHUALI RECESSED-LEG PAINTING TABLE, PINGTOU ’ AN LATE MING DYNASTY The two-panel top is set within the wide rectangular frame, above plain aprons and spandrels moulded with beaded edge, the whole supported on legs of circular section and joined by pairs of similar stretchers. 32 in. (81.3 cm

Lot #: 3123

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

Date: 29 May 2019

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A MAGNIFICENT AND EXTREMELY RARE HUANGHUALI SQUARE-CORNER DISPLAY CABINET

A MAGNIFICENT AND EXTREMELY RARE HUANGHUALI SQUARE-CORNER DISPLAY CABINET LATE MING DYNASTY Of massive rectangular form, the cabinet of two sections is constructed from panels of huanghuali with beautiful graining and rich amber tone. The upper section is enclosed by ‘ice-crackled’ lattice work

Lot #: 3124

Estimate: HK$14,000,000 - HK$18,000,000

Date: 29 May 2019

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A GREEN STONE-INSET HUANGHUALI RECESSED-LEG WINE TABLE, JIUZHUO

A GREEN STONE-INSET HUANGHUALI RECESSED-LEG WINE TABLE, JIUZHUO LATE MING-EARLY QING DYNASTY The dark green stone top is set within a huanghuali frame with an ‘ice plate’ edge above a kunmen opening formed by the cusped apron and spandrels continuing into legs terminating in spurred feet. The front

Lot #: 3125

Estimate: HK$1,500,000 - HK$2,600,000

Date: 29 May 2019

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A HUANGHUALI LOW SQUARE CORNER DISPLAY CABINET, LIANG ’ GE GUI

A HUANGHUALI LOW SQUARE CORNER DISPLAY CABINET, LIANG ’ GE GUI QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY The cabinet has attractively figured panels set within narrow frames, and doors open to reveal the shelved interior with two drawers. The upper display shelf is enclosed by openwork panels carved with lotus

Lot #: 3126

Estimate: HK$500,000 - HK$800,000

Date: 29 May 2019

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A PAIR OF HUANGHUALI SOUTHERN OFFICIAL ARMCHAIRS, NANGUANMAOYI

A PAIR OF HUANGHUALI SOUTHERN OFFICIAL ARMCHAIRS, NANGUANMAOYI QING DYNASTY, 18TH-19TH CENTURY Each with a bowed crestrail above a curved back splat carved with ruy i-shaped medallion, the S-shaped arms with vertical supports continued to S-shaped front support, extended to a hard cane seat mortised

Lot #: 3127

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

Date: 29 May 2019

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A LARGE CARVED POLYCHROME LACQUER ‘SPRING’ CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER

A LARGE CARVED POLYCHROME LACQUER ‘SPRING’ CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) The cover with layers of lacquer in red, black, and brown is deeply and crisply carved with Shoulao seated under a pine in a roundel within a large ‘ Chun ’ (spring) character and flanked by a pair of

Lot #: 3128

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

Date: 29 May 2019

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A WHITE JADE ‘PRUNUS’ PLAQUE

A WHITE JADE ‘PRUNUS’ PLAQUE QING DYNASTY (1644-1911) The plaque is carved on one side with a blossoming prunus tree and a lingzhi spray, with a four-character inscription in seal script reading mei shou wan chang (longevity) on the reverse. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) long

Lot #: 3129

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

Date: 29 May 2019

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TWO WHITE JADE ‘DRAGON’ BELT HOOKS

TWO WHITE JADE ‘DRAGON’ BELT HOOKS QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY Each hook is carved and pierced with a sinuous chilong crawling along the shaft towards the dragon-head terminal, the underside with a circular stud for attachment. One is in slender form with an even milky-white tone, the other with some

Lot #: 3130

Estimate: HK$100,000 - HK$120,000

Date: 29 May 2019