Lacquer, Jade, Bronze, Ink: The Irving Collection Evening Sale

Christie's
New York

Date of the auction: 20.03.2019

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A HIGHLY IMPORTANT AND EXTREMELY RARE GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF A MULTI-ARMED...

A HIGHLY IMPORTANT AND EXTREMELY RARE GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF A MULTI-ARMED GUANYIN CHINA, YUNNAN, DALI KINGDOM, 11TH-12TH CENTURY Finely cast as a tantric image of Avalokitesvara (Guanyin) with three eyes and four arms shown seated with legs pendent, the primary hands held in anjalimudra , the other

Lot #: 814

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

Date: 20 Mar 2019

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A MOTTLED PALE GREENISH-WHITE AND RUSSET JADE RECTANGULAR PILLOW

A MOTTLED PALE GREENISH-WHITE AND RUSSET JADE RECTANGULAR PILLOW CHINA, MING DYNASTY (1368-1644) OR LATER Pierced through the center with a wide circular aperture, the well-polished stone with a large, long fissure across one end, other smaller fissures in the base and traces of a drilling ridge in

Lot #: 801

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

Date: 20 Mar 2019

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A YELLOWISH-GREEN JADE RUYI SCEPTER

A YELLOWISH-GREEN JADE RUYI SCEPTER CHINA, QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY The handle well carved with a dragon pursuing a flaming pearl amidst clouds, the terminal carved with an archaistic taotie mask, the stone of yellowish green color 12 ¼ in. (31.1 cm.) long, hongmu stand Provenance P. C. Lu & Sons

Lot #: 802

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

Date: 20 Mar 2019

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A YELLOW JADE '' CHILONG '' VASE AND COVER

A YELLOW JADE " CHILONG " VASE AND COVER CHINA, QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY Well carved in relief around the body with a chilong on one side and two smaller chilong on the reverse pursuing a flaming pearl, the neck flanked by a pair of S-shaped handles, the cover with C-shaped finial, the stone with

Lot #: 803

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

Date: 20 Mar 2019

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A FINELY CARVED WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC RHYTON

A FINELY CARVED WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC RHYTON CHINA, QING DYNASTY, 17TH-18TH CENTURY The lower body carved in relief around the sides with a sweeping, abstract design of a finely detailed, winged dragon, its head forming the base, all below a narrow rope-twist border separating it from a field of

Lot #: 804

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

Date: 20 Mar 2019

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A RARE PALE GREYISH-WHITE JADE SLENDER PEAR-SHAPED VASE

A RARE PALE GREYISH-WHITE JADE SLENDER PEAR-SHAPED VASE CHINA, QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG INCISED SIX-CHARACTER FANGGU MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The slender ovoid body tapering to a tall neck that flares slightly towards the mouth rim, with a pair of mask and loose-ring handles carved on the

Lot #: 805

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

Date: 20 Mar 2019

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AN IMPORTANT AND EXTREMELY RARE IMPERIALLY INSCRIBED GREENISH-WHITE JADE...

AN IMPORTANT AND EXTREMELY RARE IMPERIALLY INSCRIBED GREENISH-WHITE JADE "TWIN FISH" WASHER CHINA, QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG INCISED FOUR-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD, DATED BY INSCRIPTION TO THE CYCLICAL BINGWU YEAR, CORRESPONDING TO 1786 Finely carved with straight, flaring sides encircled by

Lot #: 806

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

Date: 20 Mar 2019

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A RARE AND FINELY CARVED RED LACQUER MALLET-FORM VASE

A RARE AND FINELY CARVED RED LACQUER MALLET-FORM VASE CHINA, MING DYNASTY, 15TH-16TH CENTURY Carved all over with a graceful and dense design of overlapping peony blossoms and leaves below a band of lingzhi scroll encircling the mouth, the interior and base lacquered black 6 ¼ in. (15.9 cm.) high

Lot #: 807

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

Date: 20 Mar 2019

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A CARVED RED AND BLACK LACQUER OCTAGONAL BOX AND COVER

A CARVED RED AND BLACK LACQUER OCTAGONAL BOX AND COVER CHINA, MING DYNASTY, JIAJING SIX-CHARACTER INCISED AND GILT MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1522-1566) The cover carved with a five-clawed dragon leaping amidst clouds below a shou medallion in the center of two interlocking square panels enclosing

Lot #: 808

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

Date: 20 Mar 2019

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A RARE AND FINELY CARVED RED LACQUER DAOIST SCRIPTURE BOX AND COVER

A RARE AND FINELY CARVED RED LACQUER DAOIST SCRIPTURE BOX AND COVER CHINA, QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) The sliding cover finely carved through the red lacquer layers to the ochre ground with an intricate scene of an assembly of Daoist immortals, each narrow side carved with a

Lot #: 809

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

Date: 20 Mar 2019

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A RECTANGULAR LACQUER TRAY

A RECTANGULAR LACQUER TRAY SHIBATA ZESHIN (1807-1891), JAPAN, MEIJI PERIOD, LATE 19TH CENTURY Decorated in gold, silver, red, black and yellow hiramaki-e and takamaki-e against an ishimeji (imitation stone) ground with millet on a tea kettle and with a grasshopper perched on the handle, signed

Lot #: 810

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

Date: 20 Mar 2019

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A RECTANGULAR LACQUER TRAY WITH DECORATION OF AUTUMN GRASSES AND MOON

A RECTANGULAR LACQUER TRAY WITH DECORATION OF AUTUMN GRASSES AND MOON SHIBATA ZESHIN (1807-1891), JAPAN, MEIJI PERIOD, LATE 19TH CENTURY Decorated in polychrome lacquer and gold and silver makie , with two crickets amidst pampas grasses in a moonlit landscape, signed lower right Zeshin 19 ¼ in. (49

Lot #: 811

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

Date: 20 Mar 2019

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SHIBATA ZESHIN (JAPAN, 1807-1891)

SHIBATA ZESHIN (JAPAN, 1807-1891) THE NARROW ROAD TO SHU Hanging scroll, lacquer painting on paper, signed Tairyukyo Zeshin , aged 71, followed by a seal reading Zeshin 20 x 15 in. (51 x 38 cm.), excluding mount Provenance Masaharu Nagano, Tokyo. Klaus F. Naumann, Tokyo, 1987. The Irving Collection

Lot #: 812

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$40,000

Date: 20 Mar 2019

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A RARE GILT-BRONZE STANDING FIGURE OF AN ACUOYE GUANYIN

A RARE GILT-BRONZE STANDING FIGURE OF AN ACUOYE GUANYIN CHINA, YUNNAN, DALI KINGDOM, 12TH CENTURY The tall, slender figure shown standing with right hand raised in vitarkamudra and left held in varadamudra , the long hair drawn up into a tall coiffure ( jatamukuta ) bound by a band and elaborately

Lot #: 813

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

Date: 20 Mar 2019

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A RARE BRONZE FIGURE OF SHIVA NATARAJA

A RARE BRONZE FIGURE OF SHIVA NATARAJA SOUTH INDIA, TAMIL NADU, CHOLA PERIOD, 13TH CENTURY Shown with one leg raised on the back of a recumbent dwarf, who plays with a snake, standing on a rectangular plinth, his lower arms held in dance mudras and his upper arms outstretched and holding a drum and

Lot #: 815

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

Date: 20 Mar 2019

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A VERY RARE POLYCHROMED AND GILT-EBONY THREE-FACED PHURBA

A VERY RARE POLYCHROMED AND GILT-EBONY THREE-FACED PHURBA TIBET OR CHINA, 14TH CENTURY OR LATER The three polychrome heruka faces at the finial surmounted by a single chignon above stylized endless knots and lotus petals and three polychrome makara heads aligned with each of the peg’s three sharp

Lot #: 816

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

Date: 20 Mar 2019

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FU BAOSHI (CHINA, 1904-1965)

FU BAOSHI (CHINA, 1904-1965) LITHE LIKE A CRANE, LEISURELY LIKE A SEAGULL Scroll, mounted and framed, ink and color on paper Entitled, inscribed, and signed, with one seal of the artist and one dated seal of renyin year (1962) 17 ¾ x 26 5/8 in. (45.2 x 67.8 cm.) Provenance Eastern Pacific Co., Hong

Lot #: 817

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

Date: 20 Mar 2019

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WU GUANZHONG (CHINA, 1919-2010)

WU GUANZHONG (CHINA, 1919-2010) WATERFALL Scroll, mounted and framed, ink and color on paper With two seals of the artist 27 x 53 3/8 in. (68.5 x 135.5 cm.) Provenance The Irving Collection

Lot #: 818

Estimate: US$750,000 - US$850,000

Date: 20 Mar 2019

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YU FEI'AN (CHINA, 1888-1959)

YU FEI'AN (CHINA, 1888-1959) VEGETABLES Scroll, mounted and framed, ink and color on silk Inscribed and signed, with two seals of the artist 27 7/8 x 15 3/4 in. (71 x 40.2 cm.) Provenance The Irving Collection

Lot #: 819

Estimate: US$80,000 - US$100,000

Date: 20 Mar 2019

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A PAIR OF CHINESE EXPORT REVERSE MIRROR PAINTINGS

A PAIR OF CHINESE EXPORT REVERSE MIRROR PAINTINGS QING DYNASTY, THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY Each depicting figures in river landscapes with buildings beyond, within a George II-style giltwood frame, one inscribed to the reverse ' 2 ' within a circle, the other inscribed to the reverse ' ODELL

Lot #: 820

Estimate: US$50,000 - US$80,000

Date: 20 Mar 2019

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A SPINACH-GREEN JADE CIRCULAR TABLE SCREEN AND A CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL STAND

A SPINACH-GREEN JADE CIRCULAR TABLE SCREEN AND A CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL STAND CHINA, QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) Each side well carved with a scene of a deer and a pavilion in a mountainous setting of rockface and trees, the stone of rich spinach-green color 10 ¼ in. diam. 16 ½ in. high

Lot #: 821

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

Date: 20 Mar 2019

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A FINELY CARVED SPINACH-GREEN JADE BRUSH POT

A FINELY CARVED SPINACH-GREEN JADE BRUSH POT CHINA, QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY Intricately carved around the sides with a continuous mountainous landscape, the rocks and trees framing various vignettes, including a scholar accompanied by an attendant carrying a peach branch standing at the base of

Lot #: 822

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

Date: 20 Mar 2019

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A LARGE AND FINELY CARVED WHITE JADE '' LUOHAN '' BOULDER

A LARGE AND FINELY CARVED WHITE JADE " LUOHAN " BOULDER CHINA, QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) Carved in high relief on one side with a luohan seated within a deep grotto, with a bundle of scrolls to one side and a recumbent elephant supporting a vase on its back to the other side, all

Lot #: 823

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

Date: 20 Mar 2019

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A RARE LARGE SPINACH-GREEN JADE FIGURE OF A RECUMBENT BUFFALO

A RARE LARGE SPINACH-GREEN JADE FIGURE OF A RECUMBENT BUFFALO CHINA, QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY Well carved with legs tucked under the body and tail flicked to one side, the head lowered and turned to the left and with ridged, curved horns, the dark green stone with soft polish 12 in. (30 cm.) long

Lot #: 824

Estimate: US$80,000 - US$120,000

Date: 20 Mar 2019

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AN YIXING PRUNUS TREE TRUNK-FORM TEAPOT AND COVER

AN YIXING PRUNUS TREE TRUNK-FORM TEAPOT AND COVER WANG YINXIAN (CHINA, 1943-2018) Modeled as the gnarled trunk of a prunus tree, with a blossoming branch-form handle, and other small, blossoming branches on the sides, with one seal, Yinxian, beneath the handle, the base and the bottom of the

Lot #: 825

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

Date: 20 Mar 2019

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A RARE SMALL GE-TYPE FIVE-LOBED BOTTLE VASE

A RARE SMALL GE-TYPE FIVE-LOBED BOTTLE VASE CHINA, QING DYNASTY, YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735) The body potted with five facets separated by indented corners between the neck and the foot ring, and the vase covered all over in a silky

Lot #: 826

Estimate: US$80,000 - US$120,000

Date: 20 Mar 2019