Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

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Date of the auction: 24.09.2021

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AN OLIVE-GREEN JADE BRACELETSOUTHEAST CHINA, NEOLITHIC PERIOD, 3RD...

AN OLIVE-GREEN JADE BRACELET SOUTHEAST CHINA, NEOLITHIC PERIOD, 3RD MILLENNIUM BC Of cylindrical form with concave profile, the semi-translucent stone has areas of brown mottling and buff opaque alteration. 2 13/16 in. (7.1 cm.) diam

Lot #: 701

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

Date: 24 Sep 2021

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A LARGE MOTTLED GREEN JADE BI DISCSOUTHEAST CHINA, NEOLITHIC PERIOD, 3RD...

A LARGE MOTTLED GREEN JADE BI DISC SOUTHEAST CHINA, NEOLITHIC PERIOD, 3RD MILLENNIUM BC The thick disc has a central aperture drilled from both sides, the inner walls with remains of pronounced cutting ridges. The stone is of dark mottled green color with some buff-colored alteration to both sides

Lot #: 702

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

Date: 24 Sep 2021

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A SUPERB AND IMPORTANT LARGE JADE TIGER PENDANTLATE SHANG DYNASTY, ANYANG...

A SUPERB AND IMPORTANT LARGE JADE TIGER PENDANT LATE SHANG DYNASTY, ANYANG, 13TH-11TH CENTURY BC The flat, curved pendant is in the shape of a crouching tiger and carved on each side in a double lines delineating a large eye, an ear, and markings on the body and the curled tail. The yellowish-green

Lot #: 703

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

Date: 24 Sep 2021

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A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, POULATE SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC

A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, POU LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC The slightly compressed body is cast in shallow relief with a central band of taotie masks on a leiwen ground, centered by a low flange, below a narrow band of confronted kui dragons divided by three raised beast-head masks

Lot #: 704

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

Date: 24 Sep 2021

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A RARE COPPER-INLAID BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, HUWARRING STATES PERIOD...

A RARE COPPER-INLAID BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, HU WARRING STATES PERIOD (475-221 BC) The bronze vessel is inlaid with copper in seven registers, including confronted pairs of antlered deer flanked by addorsed pairs of birds, confronted dragons flanked by scrolls, and stylized taotie masks flanked

Lot #: 705

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

Date: 24 Sep 2021

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A LARGE YELLOWISH-GREEN JADE DRAGON-FORM PENDANTWARRING STATES PERIOD...

A LARGE YELLOWISH-GREEN JADE DRAGON-FORM PENDANT WARRING STATES PERIOD, 4TH-3RD CENTURY BC The dragon has a backward-turned head with rolled snout, and the undulating body is carved on both sides in low relief with scrolls within plain borders and pierced with a suspension hole. The stone is of pale

Lot #: 706

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$60,000

Date: 24 Sep 2021

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A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER, HULATE WARRING STATES-EARLY WESTERN...

A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER, HU LATE WARRING STATES-EARLY WESTERN HAN DYNASTY, 4TH-2ND CENTURY BC The pear-shaped body is cast on the shoulder with two taotie mask handles suspending loose rings, attached to linked chains that slide through corresponding rings suspended from loops on the

Lot #: 707

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

Date: 24 Sep 2021

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AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE AND IMPORTANT PARCEL-GILT SILVER 'RHINOCEROS...

AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE AND IMPORTANT PARCEL-GILT SILVER 'RHINOCEROS' DISH TANG DYNASTY (AD 618-907) The circular dish has shallow, rounded sides rising from a short, splayed footring. The medallion is finely decorated in repoussé and parcel-gilt with a figure of a rhinoceros, which stands foursquare

Lot #: 708

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

Date: 24 Sep 2021

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A SUPERB AND VERY RARE SILVER 'ANIMALS' BOWLTANG DYNASTY (AD 618-907)

A SUPERB AND VERY RARE SILVER 'ANIMALS' BOWL TANG DYNASTY (AD 618-907) The bowl has gently rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim. The exterior is exquisitely decorated with a continuous design of symmetrically arranged bands of heart-shaped floral scrolls issuing curling tendrils, leaves

Lot #: 709

Estimate: US$900,000 - US$1,200,000

Date: 24 Sep 2021

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A RARE BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JUELATE SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH...

A RARE BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JUE LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC The deep, U-shaped body is raised on three blade-like legs and is decorated with two pairs of kui dragons on a leiwen ground, one pair centered on a narrow flange, the other on an inscription, X Fu Xin (X Father

Lot #: 710

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

Date: 24 Sep 2021

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A VERY RARE COPPER-INLAID BRONZE JAR, HUWARRING STATES PERIOD, 5TH - EARLY...

A VERY RARE COPPER-INLAID BRONZE JAR, HU WARRING STATES PERIOD, 5TH - EARLY 4TH CENTURY BC The vessel with bulbous body is inlaid in copper wire on the sides and the foot with bands of stylized dragon scroll, and applied on the shoulders with a pair of taotie mask handles suspending loose rings. 13

Lot #: 711

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

Date: 24 Sep 2021

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A HARDSTONE AND GLASS-INLAID GILT-BRONZE GARMENT HOOKHAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD...

A HARDSTONE AND GLASS-INLAID GILT-BRONZE GARMENT HOOK HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220) The garment hook is cast in the form of a mythical beast mask resembling a tiger, the eyes inlaid with glass and the forehead inset with a circular creamy white hardstone. The tapering hook rises from the top of its

Lot #: 712

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

Date: 24 Sep 2021

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A VERY RARE SMALL GILT-BRONZE DRAGON HEAD-FORM FINIALTANG DYNASTY (AD 618-907)

A VERY RARE SMALL GILT-BRONZE DRAGON HEAD-FORM FINIAL TANG DYNASTY (AD 618-907) The finial is powerfully cast as a dragon head with a curled single horn above bulging eyes and an upturned snout, and finely detailed mane. 2 ½ in. (6.3 cm.) long

Lot #: 713

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

Date: 24 Sep 2021

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A VERY RARE MARBLE FIGURE OF A SEATED PENSIVE BODHISATTVANORTHERN QI...

A VERY RARE MARBLE FIGURE OF A SEATED PENSIVE BODHISATTVA NORTHERN QI DYNASTY (AD 550-577), DATED BY INSCRIPTION TO 553 The figure is shown seated on a cloth-covered seat in a pensive pose with the right leg crossed over the left knee, the head backed by a circular mandorla. The figure is raised on

Lot #: 714

Estimate: US$250,000 - US$350,000

Date: 24 Sep 2021

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A SMALL MARBLE HEAD OF A BODHISATTVATANG DYNASTY (AD 618-907)

A SMALL MARBLE HEAD OF A BODHISATTVA TANG DYNASTY (AD 618-907) The face is carved with a serene expression below the finely detailed hair drawn up in a chignon. 5 in. (12.8 cm.) high, wood stand

Lot #: 715

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

Date: 24 Sep 2021

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A WHITE MARBLE FIGURE OF A LION

A WHITE MARBLE FIGURE OF A LION The figure is shown seated on a rocky base with the front left paw raised. 10 ¾ in. (27.2 cm.) long

Lot #: 716

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

Date: 24 Sep 2021

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A SMALL GREEN-GLAZED TRIPOD JAR AND COVERTANG DYNASTY (AD 618-907)

A SMALL GREEN-GLAZED TRIPOD JAR AND COVER TANG DYNASTY (AD 618-907) The small jar of compressed globular form with an everted rim is raised on three short cabriole supports, and is covered overall with a soft green glaze suffused with fine crackles. The cover with a small bud finial is similarly

Lot #: 717

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

Date: 24 Sep 2021

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A RARE LARGE BROWN-SPOTTED GREYISH-GREEN-GLAZED JAREASTERN JIN DYNASTY (AD...

A RARE LARGE BROWN-SPOTTED GREYISH-GREEN-GLAZED JAR EASTERN JIN DYNASTY (AD 317-420) The ovoid jar is decorated with brown spots on a greyish-green glaze that stops above the foot to reveal the buff body. 10 in. (25.5 cm.) diam

Lot #: 718

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

Date: 24 Sep 2021

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A CIZHOU-TYPE CREAM-GLAZED RIBBED EWERLIAO-JIN DYNASTY (AD 907-1234)

A CIZHOU-TYPE CREAM-GLAZED RIBBED EWER LIAO-JIN DYNASTY (AD 907-1234) The ewer has a ribbed, globular body and is applied on the shoulder with a short spout and a curved handled and is covered with a cream-colored glaze that stops above the foot. 7 ¼ in. (18.4 cm.) high

Lot #: 719

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

Date: 24 Sep 2021

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A CIZHOU CARVED AND MOLDED CREAM-GLAZED PILLOWJIN DYNASTY (1115-1234)

A CIZHOU CARVED AND MOLDED CREAM-GLAZED PILLOW JIN DYNASTY (1115-1234) The top of the pillow is carved through white slip to a brown ground with a spray of two peony blossoms at the center enclosed by a floral border. The sides are molded with floral scroll. 12 in. (30.5 cm.) long

Lot #: 720

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$10,000

Date: 24 Sep 2021

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A SMALL LONGQUAN CELADON TRIPOD CENSERSOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY (1127-1279)

A SMALL LONGQUAN CELADON TRIPOD CENSER SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY (1127-1279) The compressed body is raised on three short feet and has a flat everted rim, with three narrow flanges beginning at a slight ridge on the shoulder and trailing down each leg. The censer is covered overall with a soft sea-green

Lot #: 721

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

Date: 24 Sep 2021

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A LONGQUAN CELADON 'DRAGON' JAR AND COVERSOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY (1127-1279)

A LONGQUAN CELADON 'DRAGON' JAR AND COVER SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY (1127-1279) The lower body of the jar is carved with a wide band of upright petals below the ribbed upper body encircled by an applied four-clawed dragon with ridged dorsal spine pursuing a flaming pearl. The cover is surmounted by a

Lot #: 722

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

Date: 24 Sep 2021

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A SMALL COBALT BLUE-GLAZED DISHJIAJING SIX-CHARACTER INCISED MARK WITHIN A...

A SMALL COBALT BLUE-GLAZED DISH JIAJING SIX-CHARACTER INCISED MARK WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1522-1566) The dish with rounded sides and slightly everted mouth rim is covered overall with a rich turquoise-blue glaze. 3 ¾ in. (9.4 cm.) diam., cloth box

Lot #: 723

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

Date: 24 Sep 2021

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A SOFT-PASTE WHITE-GLAZED WASHER18TH-19TH CENTURY

A SOFT-PASTE WHITE-GLAZED WASHER 18TH-19TH CENTURY The shallow washer is decorated with bats in flight, and is covered with a crackled glaze of soft creamy-white tone. 4 ¾ in. (11.7 cm.) wide

Lot #: 724

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

Date: 24 Sep 2021

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A SMALL CELADON-GLAZED TRIPOD CENSERMING-QING DYNASTY (1368-1911)

A SMALL CELADON-GLAZED TRIPOD CENSER MING-QING DYNASTY (1368-1911) The small censer with everted mouth rim has three narrow flanges beginning at the shoulder and trailing down each of the three conical legs, and is covered overall with a crackled-glaze of pale bluish-grey tone. 3 ¼ in. (8.2 cm

Lot #: 725

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

Date: 24 Sep 2021

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A FAMILLE VERTE PEAR-SHAPED VASEKANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)

A FAMILLE VERTE PEAR-SHAPED VASE KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722) The vase is decorated with a wide ruyi-shaped collar filled with butterflies and blossoms scattered on a black-speckled green ground, repeated on a band inside the neck below the upright rim, with bands of diaper pattern and upright leaves

Lot #: 726

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

Date: 24 Sep 2021

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A PAIR OF SMALL GILT-DECORATED FAMILLE VERTE BOWLSKANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)

A PAIR OF SMALL GILT-DECORATED FAMILLE VERTE BOWLS KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722) Each bowl with rounded sides is finely decorated on the exterior with blossoming branches growing amongst rocks and extending into the interior. 2 7/8 in. (7.2 cm.) diam., each, cloth box

Lot #: 727

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

Date: 24 Sep 2021

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AN UNUSUAL BISCUIT WASHER IN THE FORM OF A FURLED LEAFLATE 19TH-EARLY 20TH...

AN UNUSUAL BISCUIT WASHER IN THE FORM OF A FURLED LEAF LATE 19TH-EARLY 20TH CENTURY The vessel is modeled in the form of a furled leaf folding inwards along its edges, and is finely decorated on the sides and the interior with crickets and blossoming flower branches. 6 in. (15.1 cm.) long, silk

Lot #: 728

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

Date: 24 Sep 2021

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A MINIATURE GREENISH-GREY JADE CARVING OF A HORSEYUAN DYNASTY (1279-1368)

A MINIATURE GREENISH-GREY JADE CARVING OF A HORSE YUAN DYNASTY (1279-1368) The horse is shown in a recumbent position and is carved from stone of a greenish-grey tone with some russet areas. The back of the horse is drilled with a bull-nose perforation. 1 ½ in. (4.2 cm.) long, cloth box

Lot #: 729

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$9,000

Date: 24 Sep 2021

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A PALE GREENISH-GREY JADE ARCHAISTIC FOOTED CUP, ZHIMING DYNASTY (1368-1644)

A PALE GREENISH-GREY JADE ARCHAISTIC FOOTED CUP, ZHI MING DYNASTY (1368-1644) The cylindrical cup raised on three monkey-form supports is carved on the sides with a pattern of archaistic dragons between two decorative borders, and has an elephant head-form handle. The base is carved with a

Lot #: 730

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

Date: 24 Sep 2021