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 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 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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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 MASSIVE PAINTED GREY POTTERY FIGURE OF A HORSE

A MASSIVE PAINTED GREY POTTERY FIGURE OF A HORSE TANG DYNASTY (AD 618-907) The horse is shown standing foursquare on a rectangular base with the head turned slightly to the left. The head is sensitively modeled with alert expression and the ears pricked. There are extensive traces of red pigment and

Lot #: 833

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

Date: 13 Sep 2019

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A PAIR OF LARGE SANCAI -GLAZED POTTERY GUARDIAN FIGURES

A PAIR OF LARGE SANCAI -GLAZED POTTERY GUARDIAN FIGURES TANG DYNASTY (AD 618-907) Each figure is shown standing on a recumbent bull supported on a pierced rockwork base, with one hand on the hip and the other hand clenched to hold a spear, now missing. Each is artfully decorated in glazes of cream

Lot #: 839

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

Date: 13 Sep 2019

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A RARE WELL-CARVED WHITE MARBLE FIGURE OF A PENSIVE BODHISATTVA

A RARE WELL-CARVED WHITE MARBLE FIGURE OF A PENSIVE BODHISATTVA SUI DYNASTY (AD 581-618) The bodhisattva is shown seated in a pensive pose, with the right leg drawn up to support his elbow and the left hand holding a sacred petal-shaped object. The body is draped with long bead necklaces, and the

Lot #: 848

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

Date: 13 Sep 2019

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A GILT-LACQUERED WOOD FIGURE OF A SEATED BODHISATTVA

A GILT-LACQUERED WOOD FIGURE OF A SEATED BODHISATTVA YUAN-MING DYNASTY (1279-1644) The finely carved figure shown seated in dhyanasana with the right hand raised and left hand holding a cup has a contemplative expression and wears loosely draped robes, a jeweled necklace that spans the chest, and is

Lot #: 849

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

Date: 13 Sep 2019

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A BRONZE FIGURE OF A BODHISATTVA

A BRONZE FIGURE OF A BODHISATTVA MING DYNASTY, 15TH-16TH CENTURY The bodhisattva with benevolent expression wears a high, peaked crown and is seated in dhyanasana on top of a double-lotus pedestal, the left hand holding a small spherical jewel, cintamani , the right hand raised in front of his

Lot #: 853

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

Date: 13 Sep 2019

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A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF A SEATED BUDDHA

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF A SEATED BUDDHA MING DYNASTY, 15TH CENTURY The figure, with serene expression is shown seated on a double lotus base in padmasana , with the hands in dhyanamudra , and wears a pleated, incised dhoti . The hair is dressed in curls that also cover the ushnisha . 8 in. (20.2

Lot #: 854

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$10,000

Date: 13 Sep 2019

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A SMALL GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AVALOKITESHVARA

A SMALL GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AVALOKITESHVARA 17TH-18TH CENTURY The bodhisattva is shown seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base with right hand holding a cintamani , the other lowered with the palm turned upward, and wears a floral-patterned dhoti and multiple necklaces. The hair is worn in a

Lot #: 858

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

Date: 13 Sep 2019

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A REPOUSSÉ GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI

A REPOUSSÉ GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI QIANLONG SEVEN-CHARACTER INCISED MARK IN A LINE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The Buddha is shown seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus base with hands in bhumisparsamudra , and wearing layered robes over a waist-tied dhoti , the hair arranged in

Lot #: 859

Estimate: US$35,000 - US$45,000

Date: 13 Sep 2019

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A REPOUSSÉ PARCEL-GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA

A REPOUSSÉ PARCEL-GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) The figure is shown standing and wearing a sash-tied dhoti and loose robes that drape over the shoulder and fall in pleats exposing a wan emblem on the chest. The broad face has a serene expression and the forehead is inset

Lot #: 860

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

Date: 13 Sep 2019

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A LARGE SILVER-INLAID BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN

A LARGE SILVER-INLAID BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN QING DYNASTY (1644-1911) The Goddess of Mercy is finely cast with downcast eyes and shown holding a scroll. She wears a silver bead necklace and layered robes inlaid in silver wire with clouds that drape elegantly around the body and flare at the hem

Lot #: 861

Estimate: US$18,000 - US$25,000

Date: 13 Sep 2019

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A LARGE GILT-SPLASHED BRONZE 'PHOENIX-TAIL' VASE

A LARGE GILT-SPLASHED BRONZE 'PHOENIX-TAIL' VASE 17TH-18TH CENTURY The body is finely cast in high relief with three lion masks alternating with mythical beasts above a row of bosses on the lower body and below a petal-lappet band on the shoulder, and the trumpet neck, with widely flared rim, is

Lot #: 862

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

Date: 13 Sep 2019