Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

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Date of the auction: 03.12.2021

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A BLUE AND WHITE ‘DRAGON’ JARDINIERE

A BLUE AND WHITE ‘DRAGON’ JARDINIERE QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The well-potted jardinière is decorated to the bulbous body with two five-clawed dragons amongst ruyi-head shaped clouds, all above a band of crashing waves enclosing the foot. 8 5/8 in. (22 cm.) wide

Lot #: 2901

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

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A BLUE AND WHITE INSCRIBED TEAPOT

A BLUE AND WHITE INSCRIBED TEAPOT JIAQING SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1796-1820) The teapot is finely inscribed both sides with a poem and dated to the dingsi year of Jiaqing, corresponding to 1797, all framed by two shaped cartouches enclosed by scrolling lotus

Lot #: 2902

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

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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TWO BLUE AND WHITE ARCHAISTIC WINE VESSELS AND STANDS, JUE

TWO BLUE AND WHITE ARCHAISTIC WINE VESSELS AND STANDS, JUE QIANLONG FOUR-CHARACTER SEAL MARKS AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) Each jue is decorated to the exterior in vibrant shades of cobalt blue depicting cranes in flight admist scrolling clouds. The body is supported on three feet decorated with

Lot #: 2903

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

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A PAIR OF SMALL FAMILLE ROSE ‘PEACH AND BATS’ BOTTLE VASES, TIANQIUPING

A PAIR OF SMALL FAMILLE ROSE ‘PEACH AND BATS’ BOTTLE VASES, TIANQIUPING DAOGUANG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARKS IN IRON-RED AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850) Each vase is decorated to the bulbous body and the long neck with bats in flight amongst large flowering leafy branches bearing nine peaches, all framed

Lot #: 2904

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

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A RARE RUBY-GROUND FAMILLE ROSE ‘PEACH’ DISH

A RARE RUBY-GROUND FAMILLE ROSE ‘PEACH’ DISH YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735) The well-potted dish is decorated to the centre of the interior with a large peach depicting the characters Wan Shou Wu Jiang, which can be translated as ‘long life without

Lot #: 2905

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

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A GILT-DECORATED AND ENAMELLED FIGURE OF AVALOKITESVARA

A GILT-DECORATED AND ENAMELLED FIGURE OF AVALOKITESVARA QING DYNASTY, 18TH-19TH CENTURY The figure is well-modelled kneeling on a circular lotus petal base with both hands raised in front of the chest bejewelled with long tasselled necklaces, the lower body and the shoulders are covered in loose

Lot #: 2906

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

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A PAIR OF GILT-DECORATED ARCHAISTIC WINE VESSELS, JUE

A PAIR OF GILT-DECORATED ARCHAISTIC WINE VESSELS, JUE QIANLONG FOUR-CHARACTER SEAL MARKS IN IRON-RED AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The vessels are finely potted in imitation of early archaic bronzes with a c-shaped handle to one side and resting on three tall legs. The body is decorated in gilt with

Lot #: 2907

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

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE YELLOW-GROUND ‘FLOWER’ MEDALLION BOWLS

A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE YELLOW-GROUND ‘FLOWER’ MEDALLION BOWLS DAOGUANG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARKS IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850) Each bowl is decorated and gilt to the exterior with four medallions, each enclosing flower and lingzhi sprays, and separated by leafy branches bearing a

Lot #: 2908

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

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE TIBETAN-STYLE ALTAR VASES, BENBAPING

A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE TIBETAN-STYLE ALTAR VASES, BENBAPING QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARKS IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) Each globular body is finely decorated with chilong and lotus heads amongst leafy tendrils framed by a band of stylised lappets above the foot and a

Lot #: 2909

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

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A FINE AND VERY RARE CARVED CELADON-GLAZED ‘CHILONG’ VASE

A FINE AND VERY RARE CARVED CELADON-GLAZED ‘CHILONG’ VASE QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The baluster vase is exquisitely potted with a tapered body rising to a waisted neck and a flared mouth. The exterior of the body is finely moulded with two

Lot #: 2910

Estimate: HK$3,500,000 - HK$4,500,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A FINE AND EXCEPTIONALLY RARE CELADON-GLAZED RECTANGULAR JARDINIERE

A FINE AND EXCEPTIONALLY RARE CELADON-GLAZED RECTANGULAR JARDINIERE YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735) The jardinière is superbly potted with flared sides rising to a rounded mouth rim, moulded on the exterior with a wide raised band to the mid-section

Lot #: 2911

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

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A FINE AND VERY RARE PAIR OF CELADON-GLAZED OVOID VASES WITH CHILONG APPLIQUES

A FINE AND VERY RARE PAIR OF CELADON-GLAZED OVOID VASES WITH CHILONG APPLIQUES QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARKS IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) Well potted and resting on its recessed base, each ovoid vase is applied with an exquisite chilong with well-defined features clambering

Lot #: 2912

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

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A LARGE MOULDED AND CARVED CELADON-GLAZED ‘LOTUS’ VASE

A LARGE MOULDED AND CARVED CELADON-GLAZED ‘LOTUS’ VASE QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) The ovoid body and tall waisted neck are moulded and carved with a bold design of stylised lotus blooms on scrolling stems bearing curling feathery leaves, applied overall with a rich sea-green glaze pooling to a

Lot #: 2913

Estimate: HK$200,000 - HK$400,000

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A RARE AND FINE GUAN-TYPE PENTA-LOBED BOTTLE VASE

A RARE AND FINE GUAN-TYPE PENTA-LOBED BOTTLE VASE YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735) The body of the vase is potted with five facets separated by indented corners between the neck and the foot ring, covered all over in a glaze of even sky-blue tone

Lot #: 2914

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

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A FINE BLUE AND WHITE HU-FORM VASE

A FINE BLUE AND WHITE HU-FORM VASE QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The vase is vividly painted with a lotus scroll band and a composite floral scroll, above cresting waves and below overlapping stylised plantain leaves around the waisted neck, all

Lot #: 2915

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

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A RARE ENAMELLED YELLOW-GROUND ‘NINE BATS’ BOWL

A RARE ENAMELLED YELLOW-GROUND ‘NINE BATS’ BOWL YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735) The interior and exterior of the bowl are decorated in yellow, with the exterior detailed with nine bats in flight carrying double gourds which are

Lot #: 2916

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

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A CAFE-AU-LAIT-GLAZED DISH

A CAFE-AU-LAIT-GLAZED DISH YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735) The dish is potted with rounded sides flaring towards the slightly everted rim, encircled by two bow-string bands on the exterior, and covered inside and out with a glaze

Lot #: 2917

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

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A RARE MINT-GREEN-GROUND FAMILLE ROSE ‘FIGURAL’ VASE

A RARE MINT-GREEN-GROUND FAMILLE ROSE ‘FIGURAL’ VASE QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN IRON-RED AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The vase is finely potted with a waisted neck and a flaring rim. The oval shaped body is decorated with a lady standing next to a young boy, fanning towards a pair of

Lot #: 2918

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

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A FINE BLUE AND WHITE ‘MING-STYLE’ BOTTLE VASE

A FINE BLUE AND WHITE ‘MING-STYLE’ BOTTLE VASE QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The globular body is decorated with a band of composite floral scrolls above stylised lappets, all below a band of ruyi-heads and a further floral band to the shoulder

Lot #: 2919

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

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A FINE INCISED AUBERGINE-GLAZED ‘POMEGRANATE’ DISH

A FINE INCISED AUBERGINE-GLAZED ‘POMEGRANATE’ DISH YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735) The finely potted dish is incised on the exterior with leafy scrolls bearing pomegranates. The dish is covered inside and out with an iridescent

Lot #: 2920

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

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A FINE BLUE AND WHITE ‘MING-STYLE’ BOTTLE VASE

A FINE BLUE AND WHITE ‘MING-STYLE’ BOTTLE VASE DAOGUANG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850) The bulbous body is decorated in vibrant tones with a band of composite floral scrolls above stylised lappets. The shoulder is decorated with a band of ruyi-heads and a

Lot #: 2921

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

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A FLAMBÉ-GLAZED VASE, FANGHU

A FLAMBÉ-GLAZED VASE, FANGHU DAOGUANG INCISED SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850) The rectangular vase is raised on a short foot and has a pair of lug handles applied to the neck. Each side is moulded with peach-shaped panels. It is covered overall in a rich glaze ranging from dark

Lot #: 2922

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

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A FINE PAIR OF PINK-GROUND FAMILLE ROSE ‘MEDALLION’ BOWLS

A FINE PAIR OF PINK-GROUND FAMILLE ROSE ‘MEDALLION’ BOWLS DAOGUANG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARKS IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850) The exterior of each bowl is delicately enamelled with stylised lotus sprays on a pink sgraffiato ground reserved with four circular panels of flowering shrubs

Lot #: 2923

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

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A LARGE FAMILLE NOIRE ‘PHOENIX-TAIL’ VASE

A LARGE FAMILLE NOIRE ‘PHOENIX-TAIL’ VASE KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722) The body of the vase is finely decorated with polychrome enamels depicting birds on blossoming leafy branches. The neck is similarly decorated with further peony, chrysanthemum, aster and mallow blooms. 28 3/8 in. (72 cm.) high

Lot #: 2924

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

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A FAMILLE VERTE AND IRON-RED DECORATED ‘BIRTHDAY’ DISH

A FAMILLE VERTE AND IRON-RED DECORATED ‘BIRTHDAY’ DISH KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722) The dish is finely decorated to the centre with a scholar standing in a rocky landscape holding a long staff and accompanied by an attendant. The

Lot #: 2925

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

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A PAIR OF POLYCHROME ENAMEL AND GILT-DECORATED DISHES

A PAIR OF POLYCHROME ENAMEL AND GILT-DECORATED DISHES DAOGUANG PERIOD (1821-1850), SHENDETANG FOUR-CHARACTER MARKS IN IRON-RED Each dish is enamelled to the interior with a central medallion enclosing five bats in flight on a key-fret ground facing a stylised shou roundel, all below a band of

Lot #: 2926

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

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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AN IMPERIAL INSCRIBED GILT-DECORATED CELADON-GLAZED MELON-FORM JARLET

AN IMPERIAL INSCRIBED GILT-DECORATED CELADON-GLAZED MELON-FORM JARLET QIANLONG CYCLICAL WUCHEN MARK CORRESPONDING TO 1748 AND OF THE PERIOD The small jar is finely potted with ribbed sides in the shape of a melon and inscribed in gilt with an imperial poem, all below a band of stylised ruyi-heads to

Lot #: 2927

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

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A FAMILLE ROSE ‘CRANE AND DEER’ BOTTLE VASE

A FAMILLE ROSE ‘CRANE AND DEER’ BOTTLE VASE XUANTONG SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN IRON-RED AND OF THE PERIOD (1909-1911) The vase is decorated to the compressed globular body with a pair of cranes perching on a large tree rising from a rock, next to a deer grasping in its month a lingzhi spray amidst large

Lot #: 2928

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

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A YELLOW-GROUND FAMILLE ROSE ‘MEDALLION’ BOWL

A YELLOW-GROUND FAMILLE ROSE ‘MEDALLION’ BOWL JIAQING SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1796-1820) The bowl is decorated to the exterior with four pink-ground medallions, each bearing a character forming the phrase Fori Changming, which can be translated as ‘Eternal light

Lot #: 2929

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

Date: 3 Dec 2021

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A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE PINK-GROUND GU-FORM VASES

A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE PINK-GROUND GU-FORM VASES JIAQING SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARKS IN IRON-RED AND OF THE PERIOD (1796-1820) Each vase is elaborately decorated with lotus sprays and four of the Eight Buddhist Emblems, bajixiang, on the trumpet-shaped top section, all framed between a band of

Lot #: 2930

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

Date: 3 Dec 2021