Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

Christie's
New York

Date of the auction: 13.09.2019

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THE JUNKUNC JADE DRAGON HEAD AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT...

THE JUNKUNC JADE DRAGON HEAD AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT PALE GREYISH-GREEN JADE CARVING OF A DRAGON HEAD TANG DYNASTY (AD 618-907) The menacing dragon head is carved with open mouth exposing sharp teeth and curved fangs below a pointed, upturned muzzle that pushes back against large

Lot #: 830

Estimate: US$2,500,000 - US$3,500,000

Date: 13 Sep 2019

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A MAGNIFICENT AND VERY RARE HUANGHUALI FOLDING HORSESHOE-BACK ARMCHAIR, JIAOYI

A MAGNIFICENT AND VERY RARE HUANGHUALI FOLDING HORSESHOE-BACK ARMCHAIR, JIAOYI 17TH CENTURY The curved crestrail terminates in out-swept hooks and is supported on a C-shaped splat carved with a ruyi -form medallion enclosing a stylized shou (longevity) character and fitted with brass mounts. The

Lot #: 876

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

Date: 13 Sep 2019

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A VERY RARE AND SUPERB SET OF FOUR HUANGHUALI HORSESHOE-BACK ARMCHAIRS, QUANYI

A VERY RARE AND SUPERB SET OF FOUR HUANGHUALI HORSESHOE-BACK ARMCHAIRS, QUANYI 17TH CENTURY Each has a continuous curving crestrail terminating in short, out-swept hooks that is supported on an elegant C-shaped splat finely carved with a ruyi head roundel, and rear posts which continue through the

Lot #: 878

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

Date: 13 Sep 2019

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A PAIR OF RARE BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSELS AND COVERS ON INTEGRAL STANDS...

A PAIR OF RARE BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSELS AND COVERS ON INTEGRAL STANDS, FANGZUOGUI MID-WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 10TH-9TH CENTURY BC Each vessel is supported on an integral, ribbed square stand pierced on each side with eight square apertures arranged in rectangular formation. The ribbed body is

Lot #: 831

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

Date: 13 Sep 2019

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AN IMPORTANT MASSIVE SANCAI -GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF A FEREGHAN HORSE

AN IMPORTANT MASSIVE SANCAI -GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF A FEREGHAN HORSE TANG DYNASTY (AD 618-907) The superbly modeled horse is shown standing foursquare on a rectangular base, its head turned slightly to one side, and its mouth slightly open. The body is covered with a rich amber glaze, the wavy

Lot #: 840

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

Date: 13 Sep 2019

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A VERY RARE MINIATURE BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER, YOU

A VERY RARE MINIATURE BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER, YOU LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC The pear-shaped body of oval section is raised on a foot encircled by a band of stylized dragons and is finely cast on each side with a large taotie mask formed by a pair of dragons confronted on

Lot #: 806

Estimate: US$200,000 - US$300,000

Date: 13 Sep 2019

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A VERY RARE LARGE LONGQUAN CELADON BARREL-FORM JAR

A VERY RARE LARGE LONGQUAN CELADON BARREL-FORM JAR SOUTHERN SONG-YUAN DYNASTY (1127-1368) The jar is decorated in relief on the exterior with a continuous peony scroll interrupted by a pair of animal-masks suspending rings, between rows of small bosses applied to the raised bands above and below. It

Lot #: 1047

Estimate: US$150,000 - US$250,000

Date: 13 Sep 2019

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A VERY RARE AND FINELY ENAMELED FAMILLE ROSE MILLE FLEURS LANTERN VASE

A VERY RARE AND FINELY ENAMELED FAMILLE ROSE MILLE FLEURS LANTERN VASE JIAQING IRON-RED SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1796-1820) The tapering cylindrical body inverted trumpet-necked vase below the sloping shoulder, is superbly enameled overall with an abundance of naturalistically

Lot #: 1134

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

Date: 13 Sep 2019

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A VERY RARE IMPERIAL MIDNIGHT-BLUE BROCADE 'DRAGON’ ROBE

A VERY RARE IMPERIAL MIDNIGHT-BLUE BROCADE 'DRAGON’ ROBE KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722) The midnight-blue ground is worked in gold-wrapped threads with nine dragons, some clutching and others chasing flaming pearls amidst ruyi -form clouds and flames, all above the terrestrial diagram and lishui stripe

Lot #: 928

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

Date: 13 Sep 2019

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A RARE MOTHER-OF-PEARL-INLAID BLACK LACQUER OCTAGONAL BOX AND COVER

A RARE MOTHER-OF-PEARL-INLAID BLACK LACQUER OCTAGONAL BOX AND COVER YUAN DYNASTY (1279-1368) The top is finely decorated with a domestic scene of figures outside a compound enclosed within a bamboo fence with rush gate, inside the compound two women peer out of the doorway of a pavilion. The faceted

Lot #: 914

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

Date: 13 Sep 2019

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A RARE PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE TURQUOISE-GROUND SQUARE JARDINIÈ RES

A RARE PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE TURQUOISE-GROUND SQUARE JARDINIÈ RES SHENDETANG ZHI MARKS IN IRON-RED, DAOGUANG PERIOD (1821-1850) Each jardiniè re is raised on four bracket feet and finely decorated on each side with a panel containing two of the Eight Daoist Immortals in a landscape surrounded by pine

Lot #: 1105

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

Date: 13 Sep 2019

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A RARE AND FINELY CAST GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AVALOKITESHVARA

A RARE AND FINELY CAST GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AVALOKITESHVARA 17TH-18TH CENTURY The bodhisattva is shown seated with the principal pair of hands are clasped at the chest in anjali mudra , and twelve further pairs of hands, which once held various attributes, arrayed around the body. The principal

Lot #: 857

Estimate: US$100,000 - US$150,000

Date: 13 Sep 2019

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AN ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL, DING

AN ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL, DING EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH-10TH CENTURY BC The deep bowl is raised on three legs issuing from taotie masks and is cast in relief with a band of taotie masks below with a pair of inverted U-shaped handles that rise from the rim. The interior is

Lot #: 801

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

Date: 13 Sep 2019

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A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, ZUN

A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, ZUN EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH-10TH CENTURY BC The rounded mid-section is cast with two narrow bands of pairs of backward-looking birds, the upper band divided by relief animal masks and the lower band divided by low flanges. The bottom of the interior is cast with

Lot #: 802

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

Date: 13 Sep 2019

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A GROUP OF TWELVE BRONZE WEAPONS AND IMPLEMENTS

A GROUP OF TWELVE BRONZE WEAPONS AND IMPLEMENTS LATE SHANG-WESTERN HAN DYNASTY, 13TH CENTURY BC-AD 8 The group includes a bronze bow-shaped fitting with jingles, late Shang dynasty; three bronze halberd blades, the one with tubular socket to the tang cast with a clan sign, late Shang dynasty; two

Lot #: 803

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$25,000

Date: 13 Sep 2019

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UMEHARA SUEJI (1893-1983). Nihon Shucho Shina Kodo Seika; Selected Relics...

UMEHARA SUEJI (1893-1983). Nihon Shucho Shina Kodo Seika; Selected Relics of Ancient Chinese Bronzes from Collections in Japan . Osaka: Yamanaka & Company, 1959-1964. UMEHARA SUEJI (1893-1983). Nihon Shucho Shina Kodo Seika; Selected Relics of Ancient Chinese Bronzes from Collections in Japan

Lot #: 804

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

Date: 13 Sep 2019

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A BRONZE BELL, ZHONG

A BRONZE BELL, ZHONG EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY (770-256 BC) The bell of elliptical section is decorated on each side with a plain, central, vertical panel dividing two quadrangular panels outlined by raised thin borders, each enclosing three horizontal rows of three rounded bosses alternating with dragon

Lot #: 805

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

Date: 13 Sep 2019

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A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, GENG JUE

A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, GENG JUE LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 11TH CENTURY BC The deep, U-shaped body is raised on three blade-like legs and is decorated with two taotie masks formed by pairs of dragons, one centered on a narrow flange, the other on a pictograph, geng , cast beneath the curved

Lot #: 807

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

Date: 13 Sep 2019

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A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, HE

A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, HE MIDDLE SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, EARLY 6TH CENTURY BC The vessel of elliptical form is finely cast with a band of small dragon pattern interrupted by a pair of loop handles on the sides. The bronze has a silvery-grey patina with light malachite and azurite

Lot #: 808

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$9,000

Date: 13 Sep 2019

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A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, HU

A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, HU LATE SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, LATE 6TH-EARLY 5TH CENTURY BC The pear-shaped body is cast in relief with a wide grid of twisted rope pattern below a slightly waisted neck flanked by mask handles suspending loose rings. The bronze has a dark, mottled patina and some

Lot #: 809

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

Date: 13 Sep 2019

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A LARGE GREEN, GREY AND RUSSET JADE DISC, BI

A LARGE GREEN, GREY AND RUSSET JADE DISC, BI NORTHERN OR SOUTHWEST CHINA, 2ND MILLENNIUM BC The disc of slightly irregular thickness retains the original cutting marks on both sides as well as the central hole which is drilled from both sides. The stone is now opaque and of pale green and buff tone

Lot #: 810

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

Date: 13 Sep 2019

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AN OPAQUE JADE HALBERD BLADE, GE

AN OPAQUE JADE HALBERD BLADE, GE SHANG DYNASTY, CIRCA 1400-1100 BC The ge has a median rib on both sides interrupted by a single hole drilled from both sides, and the edges of the blade are beveled. The jade is now opaque and of pale buff color. 8 in. (20.3 cm.) long, box Provenance J. T. Tai

Lot #: 811

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

Date: 13 Sep 2019

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A RARE GREYISH-WHITE JADE OWL-FORM PENDANT

A RARE GREYISH-WHITE JADE OWL-FORM PENDANT LATE SHANG-EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 13TH-10TH CENTURY BC The thick pendant is carved as an owl with extended wings as if in flight and seen from above, the features delineated by thin grooved lines on both sides. The beak has a bull-nose perforation for

Lot #: 812

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

Date: 13 Sep 2019

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TWO SMALL JADE FISH-FORM PENDANTS

TWO SMALL JADE FISH-FORM PENDANTS LATE SHANG-EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 13TH-11TH CENTURY BC The tail of each has a cutting edge allowing it to be used as a tool. One of beige and pale green color has a hole drilled in the head; the other of greenish-grey color and of arched shape has a hole

Lot #: 813

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

Date: 13 Sep 2019

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A WHITE AND BEIGE JADE FISH-FORM PENDANT

A WHITE AND BEIGE JADE FISH-FORM PENDANT LATE SHANG-EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH-10TH CENTURY BC The thick pendant is of curved shape, and is finely carved with overlapping petal-form scales on both sides and diamond lozenges on the back. The head is pierced with a hole for suspension. The

Lot #: 814

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

Date: 13 Sep 2019

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A RARE GREENISH-YELLOW JADE DRAGON-SILKWORM PENDANT

A RARE GREENISH-YELLOW JADE DRAGON-SILKWORM PENDANT LATE SHANG-WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH-9TH CENTURY BC The pendant of curved shape has the head of a bottle-horned dragon and the body of a silkworm and is pierced with one hole at the mouth and another in the tail. The semi-translucent jade is of

Lot #: 815

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

Date: 13 Sep 2019

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A BROWNISH-GREEN JADE FISH-FORM PENDANT

A BROWNISH-GREEN JADE FISH-FORM PENDANT WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH-10TH CENTURY BC The pendant of arched shape, is carved with circular eyes and fins on both sides, and is pierced with one hole in the mouth and another in the tail. The jade is of dark olive-green color. 3 in. (7.6 cm.) long

Lot #: 816

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

Date: 13 Sep 2019

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A DARK GREEN JADE RABBIT-FORM PENDANT

A DARK GREEN JADE RABBIT-FORM PENDANT LATE SHANG-EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH-10TH CENTURY BC The pendant is carved as a recumbent rabbit, and is pierced through the fore paws with a hole for suspension. The jade is of dark green color with areas of white alteration. 1 ¾ in. (4.2 cm.) long

Lot #: 817

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

Date: 13 Sep 2019

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A GREYISH-GREEN JADE FISH-FORM PENDANT

A GREYISH-GREEN JADE FISH-FORM PENDANT WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 10TH-9TH CENTURY BC The pendant is carved on both sides with circular eyes and fins. The elongated body tapers towards the bifurcated tail and the mouth is pierced for suspension. The semi-translucent stone is of greyish-green color. 4 ¾

Lot #: 818

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$9,000

Date: 13 Sep 2019

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A PALE GREYISH-GREEN JADE RABBIT-FORM PENDANT

A PALE GREYISH-GREEN JADE RABBIT-FORM PENDANT LATE SHANG-EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH-10TH CENTURY BC The pendant is carved in the shape of a recumbent rabbit with a circular hole pierced through the fore paws for suspension. The semi-translucent jade is of pale greyish-green color. 1 5/8 in. (4

Lot #: 819

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

Date: 13 Sep 2019