Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

Christie's
3 December 2008, Hong Kong

Date of the auction: 03.12.2008

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A MAGNIFICENT LARGE IMPERIAL COURT PORTRAIT OF HA GUOXING, F...

A MAGNIFICENT LARGE IMPERIAL COURT PORTRAIT OF HA GUOXING, FORMER COUNSELLOR-MINISTER AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF XI'AN
A MAGNIFICENT LARGE IMPERIAL COURT PORTRAIT OF HA GUOXING, FORMER COUNSELLOR-MINISTER AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF XI'AN QIANLONG CYCLICAL BINGSHEN YEAR, CORRESPONDING TO 1776 AND OF

Lot #: 2502

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

Date: 3 Dec 2008

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AN IMPORTANT PAIR OF IMPERIAL ZITAN ARMCHAIRS

AN IMPORTANT PAIR OF IMPERIAL ZITAN ARMCHAIRS
AN IMPORTANT PAIR OF IMPERIAL ZITAN ARMCHAIRS QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) Each impressive zitan armchair with a back splat in the form of a vase, carved in openwork and decorated in European Rococo style, the headrest and the openwork spandrels on the

Lot #: 2503

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

Date: 3 Dec 2008

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A PAIR OF IVORY AND HARDSTONE INSET HARDWOOD DISPLAY CABINET...

A PAIR OF IVORY AND HARDSTONE INSET HARDWOOD DISPLAY CABINETS
A PAIR OF IVORY AND HARDSTONE INSET HARDWOOD DISPLAY CABINETS QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY Each with two sliding drawers and one hinged door, the square and rectangular shelves set at varying levels and bordered with reticulated scrollwork

Lot #: 2512

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

Date: 3 Dec 2008

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A FINE LARGE WHITE JADE RUYI

A FINE LARGE WHITE JADE RUYI
A FINE LARGE WHITE JADE RUYI QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY The ruyi -shaped head well carved in low relief with a festooned elephant carrying a wide vase on his back containing precious objects including a ruyi scepter suspending a beribboned musical stone and a tusk

Lot #: 2515

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

Date: 3 Dec 2008

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A VERY RARE BEIJING RED GLASS OVERLAY CIRCULAR CANDLESTICK H...

A VERY RARE BEIJING RED GLASS OVERLAY CIRCULAR CANDLESTICK HOLDER
A VERY RARE BEIJING RED GLASS OVERLAY CIRCULAR CANDLESTICK HOLDER QIANLONG INCISED FOUR-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) Of shallow dish-form, the broad everted mouth rim carved through the purplish-pink overlay to an

Lot #: 2517

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

Date: 3 Dec 2008

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A RARE CANTON ENAMEL 'EUROPEAN-SUBJECT' VASE

A RARE CANTON ENAMEL 'EUROPEAN-SUBJECT' VASE
A RARE CANTON ENAMEL 'EUROPEAN-SUBJECT' VASE QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The flaring sides superbly enamelled on one side with a cartouche depicting a river landscape scene, detailed with a European gentleman dressed in

Lot #: 2520

Estimate: HK$350,000 - HK$450,000

Date: 3 Dec 2008

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AN EXTREMELY RARE RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP

AN EXTREMELY RARE RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP
AN EXTREMELY RARE RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY Finely carved supported on three tall curved feet, the hind foot curving backwards towards the rim to form a long handle carved in the form of a fierce dragon head, the narrow

Lot #: 2525

Estimate: HK$500,000 - HK$600,000

Date: 3 Dec 2008

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AN EXTREMELY RARE COMPLETE SET OF TEN VOLUMES OF 'ORIENTAL C...

AN EXTREMELY RARE COMPLETE SET OF TEN VOLUMES OF 'ORIENTAL CERAMIC ART'
AN EXTREMELY RARE COMPLETE SET OF TEN VOLUMES OF 'ORIENTAL CERAMIC ART' PRINTED 1896, NEW YORK, BY D. APPLETON & COMPANY, NUMBER 13 OF 500 Grouped in pairs and placed into five original green cloth protective covers, each cover

Lot #: 2529

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

Date: 3 Dec 2008

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A FINE HUANGHUALI SQUARE GAMES TABLE, HUOMIAN QIZHUO

A FINE HUANGHUALI SQUARE GAMES TABLE, HUOMIAN QIZHUO
A FINE HUANGHUALI SQUARE GAMES TABLE, HUOMIAN QIZHUO LATE MING/EARLY QING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY The square table with a removable top, concealing of a games table with a second smaller removable and reversible games board, with four game-piece

Lot #: 2531

Estimate: HK$450,000 - HK$550,000

Date: 3 Dec 2008

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AN IMPERIAL HUANGHUALI SIX-POST 'DRAGON' CANOPY BED, JIAZICH...

AN IMPERIAL HUANGHUALI SIX-POST 'DRAGON' CANOPY BED, JIAZICHUANG
AN IMPERIAL HUANGHUALI SIX-POST 'DRAGON' CANOPY BED, JIAZICHUANG QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY The bed with soft mat top set within the rectangular frame above a high recessed waist with short bamboo-form vertical struts, the panels

Lot #: 2532

Estimate: HK$2,200,000 - HK$2,800,000

Date: 3 Dec 2008

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A RARE PAIR OF HUANGHUALI TEMPLE-FORM SHRINES

A RARE PAIR OF HUANGHUALI TEMPLE-FORM SHRINES
A RARE PAIR OF HUANGHUALI TEMPLE-FORM SHRINES QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY Each shrine of architectural form and impressive size, raised on a base with low feet and curvilinear apron, the main body of rectangular shape to house a statute, opening at the

Lot #: 2534

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

Date: 3 Dec 2008

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A FINE AND RARE 'NUMBERED' JUNYAO FOLIATE RIM TRIPOD 'NARCIS...

A FINE AND RARE 'NUMBERED' JUNYAO FOLIATE RIM TRIPOD 'NARCISSUS' BOWL
A FINE AND RARE 'NUMBERED' JUNYAO FOLIATE RIM TRIPOD 'NARCISSUS' BOWL YUAN/EARLY MING DYNASTY, 14TH-15TH CENTURY Potted with rounded sides rising to an everted lipped rim and shaped into six barbed lobes, supported on a footrim of

Lot #: 2535

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

Date: 3 Dec 2008

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A RARE 'NUMBERED' JUNYAO TRIPOD 'NARCISSUS' BOWL

A RARE 'NUMBERED' JUNYAO TRIPOD 'NARCISSUS' BOWL
A RARE 'NUMBERED' JUNYAO TRIPOD 'NARCISSUS' BOWL YUAN/EARLY MING DYNASTY, 14TH-15TH CENTURY The sturdily potted circular bowl is supported on three ruyi feet, the rounded sides decorated with two rows of evenly spaced 'drum-nail' bosses, one within a

Lot #: 2536

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

Date: 3 Dec 2008

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A FINE AND EXCEPTIONALLY LARGE EARLY MING LONGQUAN CELADON B...

A FINE AND EXCEPTIONALLY LARGE EARLY MING LONGQUAN CELADON BARBED-RIM CHARGER
A FINE AND EXCEPTIONALLY LARGE EARLY MING LONGQUAN CELADON BARBED-RIM CHARGER MING DYNASTY, 14TH/EARLY 15TH CENTURY Sturdily potted, the slightly convex centre encircled by a flaring petal-moulded well rising to the barbed

Lot #: 2538

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

Date: 3 Dec 2008

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A VERY RARE LONGQUAN CELADON GLOBULAR 'CHRYSANTHEMUM' VASE

A VERY RARE LONGQUAN CELADON GLOBULAR 'CHRYSANTHEMUM' VASE
A VERY RARE LONGQUAN CELADON GLOBULAR 'CHRYSANTHEMUM' VASE EARLY MING DYNASTY, 14TH/15TH CENTURY The stoutly potted globular body deeply moulded and carved with four foliated chrysanthemum scrolls above a band of narrow upright petals, the

Lot #: 2539

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

Date: 3 Dec 2008

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A MING YELLOW-ENAMELLED DISH

A MING YELLOW-ENAMELLED DISH
A MING YELLOW-ENAMELLED DISH HONGZHI SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE-CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1488-1505) Thinly potted with low rounded sides raised on a tapered wedge-shaped foot, covered inside and out with a rich yellow enamel, the base with a transparent glaze 8

Lot #: 2541

Estimate: HK$350,000 - HK$450,000

Date: 3 Dec 2008

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A FINE AND RARE MING BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON' DISH

A FINE AND RARE MING BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON' DISH
A FINE AND RARE MING BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON' DISH ZHENGDE FOUR-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE-CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1506-1521) Finely potted with rounded sides and painted in vibrant inky-blue tones in the centre with a sinuous five-clawed dragon

Lot #: 2542

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

Date: 3 Dec 2008

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A RARE MING YELLOW-GROUND, UNDERGLAZE-BLUE AND IRON-RED DOUB...

A RARE MING YELLOW-GROUND, UNDERGLAZE-BLUE AND IRON-RED DOUBLE-GOURD VASE
A RARE MING YELLOW-GROUND, UNDERGLAZE-BLUE AND IRON-RED DOUBLE-GOURD VASE JIAJING SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE-CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1522-1566) Painted in underglaze-blue on the upper and lower bulbs with a continuous

Lot #: 2543 A

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

Date: 3 Dec 2008

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A LATE MING SMALL WUCAI BOWL

A LATE MING SMALL WUCAI BOWL
A LATE MING SMALL WUCAI BOWL WANLI SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE-CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1573-1619) Finely potted with shallow rounded sides, the exterior painted with seven Immortals standing and seated in a landscape setting, picked out in wucai enamels

Lot #: 2544

Estimate: HK$90,000 - HK$120,000

Date: 3 Dec 2008

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A RARE BLUE AND WHITE BALUSTER VASE

A RARE BLUE AND WHITE BALUSTER VASE
A RARE BLUE AND WHITE BALUSTER VASE KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722) The slender body well painted with a continuous scene of figures at pleasurable pursuits in a setting of pavilions lining the banks of a lake detailed with boats, all below a bowstring band encircling

Lot #: 2546

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

Date: 3 Dec 2008

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A FINE PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE BOWLS

A FINE PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE BOWLS
A FINE PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE BOWLS KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARKS WITHIN DOUBLE-CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722) With deep rounded sides rising from tall straight feet, each painted to the exterior with scrolling hibiscus, qiukui , above a band of lappets at the

Lot #: 2547

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

Date: 3 Dec 2008

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A PEACHBLOOM-GLAZED WATERPOT, TAIBAI ZUN

A PEACHBLOOM-GLAZED WATERPOT, TAIBAI ZUN
A PEACHBLOOM-GLAZED WATERPOT, TAIBAI ZUN KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722) The 'beehive'-shaped vessel is well potted with a short waisted neck, the exterior lightly incised with three dragon roundels, covered with a glaze of rich

Lot #: 2548

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

Date: 3 Dec 2008

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A FINE GREEN AND YELLOW ENAMELLED 'BOYS' BOWL

A FINE GREEN AND YELLOW ENAMELLED 'BOYS' BOWL
A FINE GREEN AND YELLOW ENAMELLED 'BOYS' BOWL YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE-CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735) Delicately incised around the exterior with boys playing musical instruments forming a procession on a terraced garden between

Lot #: 2554

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

Date: 3 Dec 2008

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A RU-TYPE PEACH-SHAPED BRUSHWASHER, XI

A RU -TYPE PEACH-SHAPED BRUSHWASHER, XI
A RU -TYPE PEACH-SHAPED BRUSHWASHER, XI YONGZHENG PERIOD (1723-1735) The naturalistically modelled shallow peach-shaped vessel with the stalk, leaves and one small peach forming a handle at one side, covered overall with a thick, opaque grayish-green glaze

Lot #: 2556

Estimate: HK$180,000 - HK$250,000

Date: 3 Dec 2008

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A RARE TEADUST-GLAZED JARDINIERE

A RARE TEADUST-GLAZED JARDINIERE
A RARE TEADUST-GLAZED JARDINIERE YONGZHENG IMPRESSED FOUR-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735) The jardinière is strongly potted with rounded sides rising to a thickened rim, all covered in a mottled green glaze, the base with a brown wash and incised

Lot #: 2557 A

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

Date: 3 Dec 2008

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A FINE AND VERY RARE PEACOCK-FEATHER GLAZED CENSER

A FINE AND VERY RARE PEACOCK-FEATHER GLAZED CENSER
A FINE AND VERY RARE PEACOCK-FEATHER GLAZED CENSER YONGZHENG INCISED SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The compressed body with two ring-handles attached below the slightly flared lipped rim, covered overall in an attractive

Lot #: 2559

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

Date: 3 Dec 2008

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A FINE AND VERY RARE GE-TYPE CONG-FORM VASE

A FINE AND VERY RARE GE -TYPE CONG -FORM VASE
A FINE AND VERY RARE GE -TYPE CONG -FORM VASE YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD Of square section, the corners moulded with the bagua , the Eight Daoist Trigrams, arranged into horizontal registers of two columns, below a circular mouth

Lot #: 2562

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

Date: 3 Dec 2008

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A FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE TURQUOISE-GROUND FAMILLE ROSE VASE

A FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE TURQUOISE-GROUND FAMILLE ROSE VASE
A FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE TURQUOISE-GROUND FAMILLE ROSE VASE QIANLONG GILT FOUR-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The globular body finely enamelled with the Eight Daoist Emblems, Anbaxian , each tied with a long ribbon

Lot #: 2566

Estimate: HK$3,800,000 - HK$4,500,000

Date: 3 Dec 2008

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A FINE SMALL RU-TYPE VASE, FANGHU

A FINE SMALL RU -TYPE VASE, FANGHU
A FINE SMALL RU -TYPE VASE, FANGHU QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The pear-shaped body of rectangular section with chamfered corners rising from a low straight foot, the neck flanked with two tubular handles, applied thickly overall

Lot #: 2567

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

Date: 3 Dec 2008

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A FINE GUAN-TYPE TRIPLE-SPOUTED DOUBLE-GOURD VASE

A FINE GUAN -TYPE TRIPLE-SPOUTED DOUBLE-GOURD VASE
A FINE GUAN -TYPE TRIPLE-SPOUTED DOUBLE-GOURD VASE QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) Well potted in the form of three conjoined vases rising from the three-lobed body to the conforming necks, applied overall with a pale

Lot #: 2568

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

Date: 3 Dec 2008