Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

Christie's
1 December 2009, Grand Hall, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Date of the auction: 01.12.2009

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A LONGQUAN CELADON TRIPOD CENSER

A LONGQUAN CELADON TRIPOD CENSER
A LONGQUAN CELADON TRIPOD CENSER SONG DYNASTY (960-1279) The compressed globular body moulded with a raised rib at the shoulder, connected to three raised lines running vertically from the shoulder to each conical foot, the straight neck supporting a flattened

Lot #: 1861

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

Date: 1 Dec 2009

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A VERY RARE LARGE LONGQUAN CELADON ZUN-SHAPED VASE

A VERY RARE LARGE LONGQUAN CELADON ZUN -SHAPED VASE
A VERY RARE LARGE LONGQUAN CELADON ZUN -SHAPED VASE SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY (960-1279) Of archaistic bronze form, the pear-shaped body decorated with two horizontal bow-strings, with two further prominently moulded bow-strings repeated on the

Lot #: 1862

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

Date: 1 Dec 2009

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A RARE LARGE CARVED DINGYAO BOWL

A RARE LARGE CARVED DINGYAO BOWL
A RARE LARGE CARVED DINGYAO BOWL NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY (960-1127) The wide flaring sides rising from a narrow tapered foot to a foliate rim, the interior carved with a lotus blossom borne on a leafy scrolling branch, the metal-bound rim notched to conform to the

Lot #: 1863

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

Date: 1 Dec 2009

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A VERY RARE BLUE AND WHITE PEAR-SHAPED VASE, YUHUCHUNPING

A VERY RARE BLUE AND WHITE PEAR-SHAPED VASE, YUHUCHUNPING
A VERY RARE BLUE AND WHITE PEAR-SHAPED VASE, YUHUCHUNPING YUAN DYNASTY (1279-1368) Freely painted to the body in deep purplish tones with a dignitary wearing long flowing robes in an outdoor setting, the reverse with a full grown buck

Lot #: 1865

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

Date: 1 Dec 2009

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A VERY RARE CARVED WHITE-GLAZED JAR AND COVER

A VERY RARE CARVED WHITE-GLAZED JAR AND COVER
A VERY RARE CARVED WHITE-GLAZED JAR AND COVER YUAN DYNASTY, 14TH CENTURY The globular body tapering to the foot, finely carved on the broad rounded sides with a wide lotus scroll, the large flowers borne alternately upright and pendent on an undulating

Lot #: 1866

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

Date: 1 Dec 2009

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A HIGHLY IMPORTANT AND EXTREMELY FINE EARLY MING UNDERGLAZE-...

A HIGHLY IMPORTANT AND EXTREMELY FINE EARLY MING UNDERGLAZE-BLUE VASE, YUHUCHUNPING
A HIGHLY IMPORTANT AND EXTREMELY FINE EARLY MING UNDERGLAZE-BLUE VASE, YUHUCHUNPING HONGWU PERIOD (1368-1398) The well-potted pear-shaped vase decorated in cobalt with a distinct 'heaping and piling' effect on the

Lot #: 1868

Estimate: HK$0

Date: 1 Dec 2009

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A RARE EARLY MING BLUE AND WHITE DISH

A RARE EARLY MING BLUE AND WHITE DISH
A RARE EARLY MING BLUE AND WHITE DISH YONGLE PERIOD (1403-1424) Painted in soft tones of deep cobalt blue punctuated by characteristic 'heaping and piling' with a slender interlacing vine bearing a central blossom and three subsidiary blossoms and buds including

Lot #: 1869

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

Date: 1 Dec 2009

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A FINE EARLY MING BLUE AND WHITE 'LOTUS BOUQUET' DISH

A FINE EARLY MING BLUE AND WHITE 'LOTUS BOUQUET' DISH
A FINE EARLY MING BLUE AND WHITE 'LOTUS BOUQUET' DISH YONGLE PERIOD (1403-1424) Painted to the centre of the interior with a bouquet of lotus flowers, leaves, a seed-pod, sagittaria and aquatic plants tied with a bowed ribbon, encircled by three

Lot #: 1870

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

Date: 1 Dec 2009

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A FINE EARLY MING BLUE AND WHITE BOWL, LIANZI WAN

A FINE EARLY MING BLUE AND WHITE BOWL, LIANZI WAN
A FINE EARLY MING BLUE AND WHITE BOWL, LIANZI WAN YONGLE PERIOD (1403-1425) The deep sides rising from a point at the centre of the base, the exterior finely painted in rich blue tones with a band of elongated lotus petals below a keyfret border at

Lot #: 1871

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

Date: 1 Dec 2009

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AN IMPORTANT AND VERY RARE EARLY MING UNDERGLAZE-BLUE PEAR-S...

AN IMPORTANT AND VERY RARE EARLY MING UNDERGLAZE-BLUE PEAR-SHAPED BOTTLE VASE, YUHUCHUNPING
AN IMPORTANT AND VERY RARE EARLY MING UNDERGLAZE-BLUE PEAR-SHAPED BOTTLE VASE, YUHUCHUNPING YONGLE PERIOD (1403-1425) The rounded body finely painted with bold strokes to depict a continuous scroll of four

Lot #: 1872

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

Date: 1 Dec 2009

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AN EARLY MING BLUE AND WHITE 'LOTUS' BOWL

AN EARLY MING BLUE AND WHITE 'LOTUS' BOWL
AN EARLY MING BLUE AND WHITE 'LOTUS' BOWL XUANDE SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE-CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1426-1435) Finely potted with deep rounded sides rising to a slightly flared rim, painted in inky-blue tones to the interior with a central medallion

Lot #: 1873

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

Date: 1 Dec 2009

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AN EXTREMELY RARE MING BLUE AND WHITE 'BIRDS' STEMBOWL

AN EXTREMELY RARE MING BLUE AND WHITE 'BIRDS' STEMBOWL
AN EXTREMELY RARE MING BLUE AND WHITE 'BIRDS' STEMBOWL CHENGHUA PERIOD (1465-1487) Finely painted on the exterior with four pairs of birds perched and flying among hibiscus, peach, peony and loquat sprays, above four fruiting sprays on the

Lot #: 1875

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

Date: 1 Dec 2009

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A FINE AND RARE LATE MING WUCAI SAUCER DISH

A FINE AND RARE LATE MING WUCAI SAUCER DISH
A FINE AND RARE LATE MING WUCAI SAUCER DISH WANLI SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE-CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1573-1619) The central medallion finely painted in underglaze-blue to depict a dish, overflowing with melons, peaches, bamboo shoots, flowers and

Lot #: 1876

Estimate: HK$300,000 - HK$400,000

Date: 1 Dec 2009

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A RARE BLUE AND WHITE TRIPOD CENSER

A RARE BLUE AND WHITE TRIPOD CENSER
A RARE BLUE AND WHITE TRIPOD CENSER MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY Of compressed globular form supported by three cabriole legs, decorated around the body with four lotus blooms borne on scrolling leafy tendrils, the waisted neck with ruyi -form cloud heads below

Lot #: 1878

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

Date: 1 Dec 2009

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A VERY RARE RELIEF-MOULDED BLUE AND WHITE VASE, FANG GU

A VERY RARE RELIEF-MOULDED BLUE AND WHITE VASE, FANG GU
A VERY RARE RELIEF-MOULDED BLUE AND WHITE VASE, FANG GU WANLI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN A LINE AND OF THE PERIOD (1573-1619) The square vase moulded in relief and painted in a rich, deep cobalt with pairs of dragons amid floral sprigs within panels

Lot #: 1879

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

Date: 1 Dec 2009

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AN EARLY MING CARVED LONGQUAN CELADON 'LOTUS' BOWL

AN EARLY MING CARVED LONGQUAN CELADON 'LOTUS' BOWL
AN EARLY MING CARVED LONGQUAN CELADON 'LOTUS' BOWL MING DYNASTY, 15TH CENTURY Sturdily potted of deep U-shape, finely carved on the exterior with lotus flowers borne on leafy scrolling tendrils, repeated on the interior cavetto, encircling a central

Lot #: 1883

Estimate: HK$250,000 - HK$300,000

Date: 1 Dec 2009

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A FINE AND RARE UNDERGLAZE-RED AND BLUE-DECORATED 'APPLE-FOR...

A FINE AND RARE UNDERGLAZE-RED AND BLUE-DECORATED 'APPLE-FORM' WATER POT AND IMPERIAL STAND
A FINE AND RARE UNDERGLAZE-RED AND BLUE-DECORATED 'APPLE-FORM' WATER POT AND IMPERIAL STAND KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722) The tapering bulbous body painted in pencilled lines in

Lot #: 1885

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

Date: 1 Dec 2009

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A SUPERB MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE VASE, MEIPING

A SUPERB MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE VASE, MEIPING
A SUPERB MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE VASE, MEIPING YONGZHENG PERIOD (1723-1735) Delicately potted and of unusually small size, the tapering body exquisitely painted in cobalt of rich blue tone to simulate 'heaping and piling' with eight detached

Lot #: 1886

Estimate: HK$4,800,000 - HK$6,500,000

Date: 1 Dec 2009

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A FINE AND RARE MING-STYLE UNDERGLAZE COPPER-RED VASE, MEIPI...

A FINE AND RARE MING-STYLE UNDERGLAZE COPPER-RED VASE, MEIPING
A FINE AND RARE MING-STYLE UNDERGLAZE COPPER-RED VASE, MEIPING QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) Finely painted in pencil style to depict a foliate lotus scroll around the body between double-line borders, a

Lot #: 1887

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

Date: 1 Dec 2009

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AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE VASE, MEIPIN...

AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE VASE, MEIPING
AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE VASE, MEIPING QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The vase is potted with a broad shoulder and waisted neck, the exterior painted in deep shades of blue with

Lot #: 1888

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

Date: 1 Dec 2009

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A FINE AND VERY RARE LARGE UNDERGLAZE-BLUE 'DRAGON' CIRCULAR...

A FINE AND VERY RARE LARGE UNDERGLAZE-BLUE 'DRAGON' CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER
A FINE AND VERY RARE LARGE UNDERGLAZE-BLUE 'DRAGON' CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) Strongly potted, the box and cover are of compressed globular form, the top surface of

Lot #: 1889

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

Date: 1 Dec 2009

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A RARE SMALL PINK-ENAMELLED BOTTLE VASE

A RARE SMALL PINK-ENAMELLED BOTTLE VASE
A RARE SMALL PINK-ENAMELLED BOTTLE VASE DAOGUANG SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850) Finely potted with a globular body surmounted by a slender cylindrical neck, the exterior covered with a thick enamel of vivid pink tone 6 1/2 in. (16.4 cm

Lot #: 1890

Estimate: HK$700,000 - HK$1,000,000

Date: 1 Dec 2009

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A FINE PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE 'LOTUS' BOWLS

A FINE PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE 'LOTUS' BOWLS
A FINE PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE 'LOTUS' BOWLS YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARKS WITHIN DOUBLE-CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735) Each with gently rounded sides, decorated to the exterior with scrolling leafy stems bearing lotus blooms, below and double-line

Lot #: 1891

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

Date: 1 Dec 2009

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A MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE VASE

A MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE VASE
A MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE VASE YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE-CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735) The cylindrical body finely painted in Ming-style with a flowering lotus scroll, the narrow shoulder with a classic band below a short neck, the

Lot #: 1892

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

Date: 1 Dec 2009

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A FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE BLUE AND WHITE VASE

A FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE BLUE AND WHITE VASE
A FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE BLUE AND WHITE VASE QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The vase of square section with chamfered corners below the waisted neck, the angled shoulders tapering to a bulbous base finely painted and

Lot #: 1893

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

Date: 1 Dec 2009

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A FINE LARGE BLUE AND WHITE VASE, HU

A FINE LARGE BLUE AND WHITE VASE, HU
A FINE LARGE BLUE AND WHITE VASE, HU QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) Of broad baluster shape, well painted in vivid cobalt-blue tones with the eight Buddhist emblems, bajixiang , above two registers of lotus blooms, each centered

Lot #: 1894

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

Date: 1 Dec 2009

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A FINE AND VERY RARE BLUE AND WHITE 'SU JIN' WINE CUP

A FINE AND VERY RARE BLUE AND WHITE 'SU JIN' WINE CUP
A FINE AND VERY RARE BLUE AND WHITE 'SU JIN' WINE CUP KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE-CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722) Finely potted, the gently rounded sides delicately painted in various shades of cobalt-blue to depict one of the

Lot #: 1895

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

Date: 1 Dec 2009

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A FINE AND VERY RARE BLUE AND WHITE 'JIAO SUI' WINE CUP

A FINE AND VERY RARE BLUE AND WHITE 'JIAO SUI' WINE CUP
A FINE AND VERY RARE BLUE AND WHITE 'JIAO SUI' WINE CUP KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE-CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722) Finely rendered in shades of cobalt-blue to depict one of the eight 'Immortals of the Wine Cup', Jiao Sui

Lot #: 1896

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

Date: 1 Dec 2009

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A FINE MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE CYLINDRICAL JAR AND COVER

A FINE MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE CYLINDRICAL JAR AND COVER
A FINE MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE CYLINDRICAL JAR AND COVER QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY Well painted in the Ming-style to simulate 'heaping and piling', the main register on the mid-body decorated with five lotus blooms, each flower is

Lot #: 1898

Estimate: HK$250,000 - HK$300,000

Date: 1 Dec 2009

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A MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE BOTTLE VASE

A MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE BOTTLE VASE
A MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE BOTTLE VASE DAOGUANG SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850) The bulbous body painted in a vibrant tone of blue with a broad band of composite foliate scroll above a petal lappet band and classic scroll on the foot

Lot #: 1900

Estimate: HK$180,000 - HK$220,000

Date: 1 Dec 2009