Leisurely Delights

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Date of the auction: 29.05.2019

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AN INSCRIBED DING BOWL

AN INSCRIBED DING BOWL EARLY NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY, 10TH-11TH CENTURY The bowl with curved sides is supported on a thick foot ring, applied inside and out with a lustrous, milky-white glaze. The base is incised through the glaze with the character guan, ‘official’. The foot is unglazed, revealing

Lot #: 2901

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

Date: 29 May 2019

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A FINE RARE DING TURTLE-FORM TEA GRINDER

A FINE RARE DING TURTLE-FORM TEA GRINDER EARLY NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY, 10TH-11TH CENTURY The vessel is naturalistically modelled as a turtle with a small curled tail and a short protruding head, the back incised with a honeycomb pattern, glazed in a semi-translucent greenish-white glaze stopping

Lot #: 2902

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

Date: 29 May 2019

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A CARVED BLACK LACQUER ‘FLORAL’ RECTANGULAR SCROLL TRAY

A CARVED BLACK LACQUER ‘FLORAL’ RECTANGULAR SCROLL TRAY LATE SOUTHERN SONG-YUAN DYNASTY, 13TH-14TH CENTURY The long tray is exquisitely carved to the centre with three lotus blooms encircled by elegant scrolling leafy vines, the border is carved with further scrolling leaves bearing large blossoming

Lot #: 2903

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

Date: 29 May 2019

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A SMALL HUAIREN BLACK-GLAZED ‘OIL SPOT’ BOWL

A SMALL HUAIREN BLACK-GLAZED ‘OIL SPOT’ BOWL NORTHERN SONG-JIN DYNASTY (960-1234) The bowl is covered with a thick black glaze splashed liberally with ‘iron spots’ of various sizes, stopping above the foot and body dressed in purplish-brown. 3 ½ in. (9 cm.) diam., box

Lot #: 2904

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

Date: 29 May 2019

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AN ARCHAISTIC BRONZE BOTTLE VASE

AN ARCHAISTIC BRONZE BOTTLE VASE SONG-YUAN DYNASTY (960-1368) The vase has a splayed foot, globular body, tall neck and everted rim. The body is decorated with taotie masks on leiwen ground, between two rows of raised bosses, with a smooth dark green patina. 9 3.4in. (24.5 cm.) high

Lot #: 2905

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

Date: 29 May 2019

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A VERY RARE DANGYANGYU SGRAFFITO ‘BIRD AND PEONY’ RETICULATED VESSEL

A VERY RARE DANGYANGYU SGRAFFITO ‘BIRD AND PEONY’ RETICULATED VESSEL NORTHERN SONG-JIN DYNASTY (960-1234) The vessel is pierced on both sides with two shaped windows, carved on the exterior through a layer of white slip against a greyish-brown ground with four cartouches, two enclosing peony sprays

Lot #: 2906

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

Date: 29 May 2019

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A CELADON AND RUSSET JADE CARVING OF A MYTHICAL BEAST

A CELADON AND RUSSET JADE CARVING OF A MYTHICAL BEAST MING DYNASTY (1368-1644) The stone is carved in the round as a recumbent winged mythical beast, detailed with a single horn set between its pricked-back ears, protruding eyes, and broad nose. It is further depicted with its paws tucked under its

Lot #: 2907

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

Date: 29 May 2019

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AN ARCHAISTIC GILT-BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER, LI

AN ARCHAISTIC GILT-BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER, LI QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY The tri-lobed body is raised on three slender legs, each lobe cast with a taotie mask incorporating elongated eyes and pronounced horns cast in relief, below a band of stylised dragons on a leiwen ground, with a pair of posts

Lot #: 2908

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

Date: 29 May 2019

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A BRONZE BEAST-HANDLED VASE, HU

A BRONZE BEAST-HANDLED VASE, HU YUAN-MING DYNASTY (1279-1644) The globular body rising from a splayed foot decorated with a key-fret border, to a waisted neck with a pair of taotie mask handles with loose rings. The everted mouth rim is cast with a row of raised bosses. The base is inscribed with

Lot #: 2909

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

Date: 29 May 2019

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A CIZHOU SGRAFFITO 'DEER' PILLOW

A CIZHOU SGRAFFITO 'DEER' PILLOW NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY, 11TH-12TH CENTURY The canted, cloud-shaped top of the pillow is supported on a tall, waisted foot. The upper surface is crisply carved through white slip to depict a shaped panel enclosing a spotted deer amongst plants, surrounded by a

Lot #: 2910

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

Date: 29 May 2019

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A YAOZHOU CARVED ‘LOTUS’ BOWL

A YAOZHOU CARVED ‘LOTUS’ BOWL NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY (960-1127) The bowl is sturdily potted with rounded sides rising to a lipped rim above a raised band on the exterior. The interior is carved with a scrolling stem bearing a lotus blossom and leaf. The bowl is covered inside and out with a lustrous

Lot #: 2911

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

Date: 29 May 2019

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A YAOZHOU CARVED CELADON TRIPOD CENSER

A YAOZHOU CARVED CELADON TRIPOD CENSER NORTHERN SONG-JIN DYNASTY, 12TH-13TH CENTURY The small censer is modelled with a flat rim supported on a waisted neck carved with a cross-hatched pattern. The compressed body is freely carved with elegant foliage scrolls, all supported on three cabriole feet

Lot #: 2912

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

Date: 29 May 2019

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A FINE RARE DING TEA BOWL

A FINE RARE DING TEA BOWL NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY (960-1127) The bowl is delicately potted with deep sides supported on a ring foot, mounted to the mouth with a metal rim. The bowl is applied inside and out with a translucent glaze of pale ivory tone, with the exception of the foot exposing the fine

Lot #: 2913

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

Date: 29 May 2019

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A FINE DING BLACK-GLAZED RUSSETSPLASHED HEXAFOIL DISH

A FINE DING BLACK-GLAZED RUSSETSPLASHED HEXAFOIL DISH NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY (960-1127) The dish is delicately potted with angular sides rising to a lobed rim supported on a short foot, covered inside and out with a lustrous black glaze streaked with russet splashes, the glaze thinning to a russet

Lot #: 2914

Estimate: HK$5,000,000 - HK$8,000,000

Date: 29 May 2019

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A BRONZE DRAGON-HANDLED VASE

A BRONZE DRAGON-HANDLED VASE YUAN-MING DYNASTY (1279-1644) The vase is cast with a pear-shaped body, rising from a high splayed foot to a waisted neck and everted rim. The neck is decorated with a broad band of tortoise-shell diaper and flanked by a pair of dragon-formed loop handles, the foot is

Lot #: 2915

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

Date: 29 May 2019

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A SMALL LONGQUAN CELADON ‘KINUTA’ VASE

A SMALL LONGQUAN CELADON ‘KINUTA’ VASE SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY (1127-1279) The vase is potted with a mallet-shaped body, with sides tapering slightly towards the foot from the canted shoulder. The tall neck is flanked by a pair of phoenix handles below the widely flared mouth with upturned rim. The

Lot #: 2916

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

Date: 29 May 2019

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AN EXTREMELY RARE EARLY-MING RESERVE-DECORATED BLUE AND WHITE BRUSH HANDLE

AN EXTREMELY RARE EARLY-MING RESERVE-DECORATED BLUE AND WHITE BRUSH HANDLE XUANDE SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN A LINE WITHIN A RESERVED RECTANGLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1426-1435) The brush handle is of slightly tapering cylindrical form and is painted with a foliate scroll rising from a band of overlapping

Lot #: 2917

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

Date: 29 May 2019

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A CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER BRUSH AND COVER

A CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER BRUSH AND COVER MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY The cylindrical shaft is finely carved through layers of cinnabar lacquer with two scholars standing under wutong trees, one of them gazing at the moon. The cover is carved with a further scholar beneath willow trees. All reserved

Lot #: 2918

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

Date: 29 May 2019

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A CELADON AND RUSSET JADE ‘ CHILONG ’ SCROLL WEIGHT

A CELADON AND RUSSET JADE ‘ CHILONG ’ SCROLL WEIGHT MING DYNASTY (1368-1644) The pebble-form weight is carved in relief to the upper surface with a chilong emerging from swirling clouds that also form the base. The stone is of a mottled russet and grey tone. 4 in. (10 cm.) wide, box Provenance Dr

Lot #: 2919

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

Date: 29 May 2019

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A RARE LONGQUAN DRUM-SHAPED VESSEL

A RARE LONGQUAN DRUM-SHAPED VESSEL YUAN-MING DYNASTY (1279-1644) The vase is potted in the form of a drum, with a waisted mid-section between the bulging top and bottom each decorated with a band of applied ‘drum-nails’. It is covered overall with a thick glaze of deep sea-green tone, the exterior

Lot #: 2920

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

Date: 29 May 2019

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A RARE CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER DOUBLE-GOURD EWER

A RARE CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER DOUBLE-GOURD EWER MING DYNASTY, 15th- 16TH CENTURY The lower and upper bulb of the vase is finely and deeply carved with dense Indian lotus and scrolling leafy stems, bordered with lappets above the splayed foot. The tapered neck is decorated with a key-fret band and

Lot #: 2921

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

Date: 29 May 2019

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A MOTHER-OF-PEARL-INLAID BLACK LACQUER ‘SCHOLARS’ RECTANGULAR TRAY

A MOTHER-OF-PEARL-INLAID BLACK LACQUER ‘SCHOLARS’ RECTANGULAR TRAY MING DYNASTY (1368-1644) The tray is delicately executed in mother-of-pearl inlay, the centre is decorated with a shaped panel enclosing scholars enjoying literati pursuits accompanied by their attendants in a fenced garden, all

Lot #: 2922

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

Date: 29 May 2019

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A LONGQUAN TOBI SEIJI TRIPOD CENSER

A LONGQUAN TOBI SEIJI TRIPOD CENSER YUAN DYNASTY (1279-1368) The censer is potted with a compressed globular body supported on three curved legs, rising to a gently flared neck below a slightly everted rim. The shoulders are flanked by a pair of upright loop handles. It is covered with a fine

Lot #: 2923

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

Date: 29 May 2019

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A BRONZE ELEPHANT-HANDLED BOTTLE VASE

A BRONZE ELEPHANT-HANDLED BOTTLE VASE YUAN-MING DYNASTY (1279-1644) The vase is decorated with an archaistic mask band to just below the rim, flanked by two elegant elephant handles to the neck, all above evenly-spaced upright cicada-form lappets and a raised foliate collar at the shoulder of the

Lot #: 2924

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

Date: 29 May 2019

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A RARE LONGQUAN CELADON RETICULATED ‘PEONY’ PEARSHAPED VASE

A RARE LONGQUAN CELADON RETICULATED ‘PEONY’ PEARSHAPED VASE YUAN-MING DYNASTY (1279-1644) The vase is potted with a pear-shaped body rising to a tall neck carved with a chevron band and upright plantain leaves, the belly pierced with a broad peony scroll to reveal the smaller inner vase. It is

Lot #: 2925

Estimate: HK$260,000 - HK$400,000

Date: 29 May 2019

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A RARE BLUE AND WHITE MING ‘FIGURAL’ TRIPOD CENSER

A RARE BLUE AND WHITE MING ‘FIGURAL’ TRIPOD CENSER MING DYNASTY, 15TH CENTURY The cylindrical censer is painted on the exterior with two groups of figures, one depicting an elderly man riding on a donkey, accompanied by an attendant holding a tree branch, the other showing a scholar riding on a

Lot #: 2926

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

Date: 29 May 2019

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A VERY RARE WUCAI ‘DRAGON AND PRUNUS’ RECTANGULAR BOX AND COVER

A VERY RARE WUCAI ‘DRAGON AND PRUNUS’ RECTANGULAR BOX AND COVER WANLI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN A LINE IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE RECTANGLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1573-1619) The cover is decorated in brilliant enamels with a red and a green dragon contesting a flaming pearl amidst flames and clouds

Lot #: 2927

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

Date: 29 May 2019

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A CARVED BAMBOO ‘GATHERING OF THE WEST GARDEN’ BRUSH POT

A CARVED BAMBOO ‘GATHERING OF THE WEST GARDEN’ BRUSH POT KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722) The elliptical brush pot is carved in relief of varying depths to depict the Xiyuan yaji , ‘The Erudite Gathering in the West Garden’, with sixteen scholars engaged in various leisurely activities, including playing

Lot #: 2928

Estimate: HK$260,000 - HK$400,000

Date: 29 May 2019

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A RARE WHITE JADE CARVED ‘ CHILONG ’ HAIR PIN

A RARE WHITE JADE CARVED ‘ CHILONG ’ HAIR PIN SIGNED ZIGANG, MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY The hair pin is of tapering cylindrical form surmounted by a domed top, carved with a chilong clambering around the stem, and another coiled chilong on the dome. There is a signature Zigang carved in low-relief

Lot #: 2929

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

Date: 29 May 2019

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A BRONZE BEAST-HANDLED ALTAR VASE

A BRONZE BEAST-HANDLED ALTAR VASE YUAN-MING DYNASTY (1279-1644) The vase is decorated to the neck with two tapering c-shaped handles surmounted by a single-horned beast head. The rim and foot are decorated with bands of stylised scrolling dragons with spade-formed tails, and the the neck is

Lot #: 2930

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

Date: 29 May 2019