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Date of the auction: 27.11.2019

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A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JUE

A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JUE LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC The vessel is raised on three blade-form supports, and the sides are finely cast with two taotie masks divided by narrow flanges against a leiwen ground, one mask is further divided by a flange, while the other divided

Lot #: 2801

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A SUPERBLY CAST BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL, LIDING

A SUPERBLY CAST BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL, LIDING LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC The tri-lobed body is raised on three columnar supports cast in intaglio and positioned below the lobes which are finely cast with taotie masks formed by two dragons with large heads and 'toothed' jaws shown

Lot #: 2802

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL, ZHU DING

A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL, ZHU DING LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC The deep, rounded body is raised on three columnar supports cast with blades, and is cast around the sides with a band of blades centred by cicadas on a leiwen ground pendent from a band of pairs

Lot #: 2803

Estimate: HK$6,000,000 - HK$8,000,000

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC FANGGU -FORM VASE

A WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC FANGGU -FORM VASE QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) The square-sectioned vase is modelled after an archaic bronze wine vessel fanggu. Each side of the mid-section is carved in shallow relief with a taotie mask, between lappets filled with key frets spreading outward on the trumpet

Lot #: 2804

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A CLOISONNE ENAMEL GU -FORM VASE

A CLOISONNE ENAMEL GU -FORM VASE KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722) The vase is cast with a trumpet neck, square-form mid-section and spreading foot, each applied with four evenly spaced flanges. Each side of the mid-section is finely enamelled with a taotie mask, the neck and foot decorated with stylised

Lot #: 2805

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A RARE CLOISONNE ENAMEL ARCHAISTIC CENSER AND COVER

A RARE CLOISONNE ENAMEL ARCHAISTIC CENSER AND COVER QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) The censer is colourfully decorated in yellow, green, purple, red, pink and blue on a turquoise ground with a taotie mask on each side of the mid-section, flanked by upright handles terminating in gilt animal masks. The

Lot #: 2806

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A RARE ROCK CRYSTAL EAR CUP

A RARE ROCK CRYSTAL EAR CUP HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220) The oval rounded cup is carved with a pair of handles to the sides. The translucent rock crystal is suffused with russet streaks. 4 ¼ in. (10.8 cm.), box Provenance Acquired in Hong Kong, 10 May 1998

Lot #: 2807

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A RARE CARVED AGATE EAR CUP

A RARE CARVED AGATE EAR CUP YONGZHENG PERIOD (1723-1735) The vessel is thinly carved in the Han style. The oval bowl is with two flat crescent moon-shaped handles projecting below the rim at the longer sides, resting on a curved oval base. The luminous stone of attractive variegated tones is

Lot #: 2808

Estimate: HK$160,000 - HK$240,000

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A TIANHUANG ‘ QILIN ’ OVAL SEAL

A TIANHUANG ‘ QILIN ’ OVAL SEAL QING DYNASTY (1644-1911) The seal knob is finely carved as a crouching qilin with a finely incised beard and its tail swished to one side. The seal face is carved in relief with a four-character inscription, jie xiu ning xiang (intense fragrance from blossoming

Lot #: 2809

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A TIANHUANG ‘MYTHICAL ANIMAL’ OVAL SEAL

A TIANHUANG ‘MYTHICAL ANIMAL’ OVAL SEAL QING DYNASTY (1644-1911) The seal is surmounted by a finial in the form of a single bifurcated horned recumbent mythical beast with backward-turned head. The seal face is carved in intaglio with a four-character poetic inscription, diedang wenshi, taken from

Lot #: 2810

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A TIANHUANG 'MYTHICAL BEAST' OVAL SEAL BY WU XIZAI

A TIANHUANG 'MYTHICAL BEAST' OVAL SEAL BY WU XIZAI QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY The oval seal is finely carved with a mythical beast with its right paw resting on a recumbent cub. One side of the seal is incised with the signature Xizai and the seal face is carved with the hallmark Jiangu tang, which

Lot #: 2811

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A TIANHUANG ‘ CHILONG ’ SEAL FOR GUAERJIA GUILIANG

A TIANHUANG ‘ CHILONG ’ SEAL FOR GUAERJIA GUILIANG QING DYNASTY, 18TH-19TH CENTURY The rectangular seal is carved to the top with a coiled chilong dragon with a single horn and bifurcated tail. The seal face is carved with the characters Guaerjia shi Guiliang zhencang (Collection of Guaerjia

Lot #: 2812

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A SOAPSTONE CARVING OF A LANDSCAPE BOULDER

A SOAPSTONE CARVING OF A LANDSCAPE BOULDER QING DYNASTY (1644-1911) The carving is of thick irregular form. It is finely carved on both sides in high relief with an idyllic mountainscape filled with a terraced pavilion perched on craggy overhanging rocks above crevices, promontories and pine trees

Lot #: 2813

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A PAIR OF INSCRIBED SOAPSTONE SEALS BY WANG FU'AN FOR WANG ZHAOMING

A PAIR OF INSCRIBED SOAPSTONE SEALS BY WANG FU'AN FOR WANG ZHAOMING DATED REPUBLIC CYCLICAL DINGCHOU YEAR, CORRESPONDING TO 1937 AND OF THE PERIOD Each is of tall rectangular shape with smoothly polished undecorated sides. They are carved on the top in shallow relief with lines of calligraphy

Lot #: 2814

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A CARVED BAMBOO 'CRANES' BRUSH POT

A CARVED BAMBOO 'CRANES' BRUSH POT EARLY QING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY The exterior is well carved in high relief with a continuous landscape inhabited by two cranes standing beneath gnarled pine trees and bamboo groves. 4 in. (10 cm.) high, box

Lot #: 2815

Estimate: HK$150,000 - HK$180,000

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A CARVED BAMBOO ‘FLOWERING PRUNUS’ BRUSH POT

A CARVED BAMBOO ‘FLOWERING PRUNUS’ BRUSH POT QING DYNASTY (1644-1911) The slender brushpot is of twisted form with oval section from a bamboo root. The exterior is carved in high relief to simulate a section of a gnarled tree trunk with whorls and spreading branches of blossoming prunus wrapped

Lot #: 2816

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A RARE LARGE ZITAN TREE TRUNK-FORM SCROLL POT

A RARE LARGE ZITAN TREE TRUNK-FORM SCROLL POT QING DYNASTY, 18TH-19TH CENTURY The cylindrical pot is naturalistically carved to simulate a gnarled tree trunk, with knots and whorls on the exterior. The wood is of an attractive dark, brownish-black colour. 10 3/4 in. (27.2 cm.) diam

Lot #: 2817

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A SILVER-INLAID BRONZE TWO-HANDLED TRIPOD CENSER

A SILVER-INLAID BRONZE TWO-HANDLED TRIPOD CENSER LATE MING-EARLY QING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY The censer is cast to each bulbous side with two dragons facing a pavilion, below a foliate band and key fret borders to the mouth rim. The three legs are each detailed with a dragon face. The base is

Lot #: 2818

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER AND STAND

A BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER AND STAND QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY The compressed globular censer stands on three truncated conical feet with a pair of oblique handles on the mouth rim, all supported on a separate stand cast with overlapping petals and three shaped feet. The underside of the censer is cast

Lot #: 2819

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A CARVED SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF SEATED BUDAI AND STAND

A CARVED SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF SEATED BUDAI AND STAND SIGNED ZIXIU, EARLY QING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY The stone is carved as a seated Budai, holding a scroll in his left hand while his right hand rests on his right knee, leaning against a finely incised brocade pouch. The back of the figure is incised

Lot #: 2820

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A YIXING BAMBOO SHOOT-FORM WATER POT BY CHEN MINGYUAN

A YIXING BAMBOO SHOOT-FORM WATER POT BY CHEN MINGYUAN KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722) Potted in the form of a bamboo shoot, the waterpot is raised on three mushroom-form feet with the base impressed with an artist's seal, Chen Mingyuan zhi (made by Chen Mingyuan). 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) long, cloth box

Lot #: 2821

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A YIXING LOTUS PETAL-FORM WASHER BY CHEN MINGYUAN

A YIXING LOTUS PETAL-FORM WASHER BY CHEN MINGYUAN KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722) Potted in the form of an incurved lotus petal with a stem forming the handle, the vessel is supported on a foot shaped as a lotus root and another foot shaped as a small snail. The base is impressed with an artist's seal

Lot #: 2822

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A YIXING CHESTNUT-FORM CUP AND A YIXING MODEL OF A CHESTNUT BY CHEN MINGYUAN

A YIXING CHESTNUT-FORM CUP AND A YIXING MODEL OF A CHESTNUT BY CHEN MINGYUAN KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722) The cluster of chestnuts are potted in various sizes, carved on one side with a couplet reading xi zuo shan zhong wu, jin wei xi shang zhen (it used to live in the hills, now it is a delicacy on

Lot #: 2823

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A YIXING BASKET-FORM CUP BY CHEN MINGYUAN

A YIXING BASKET-FORM CUP BY CHEN MINGYUAN KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722) Potted in the form of a weaved bamboo basket, the water pot is carved on the rim with the inscription Mingyuan zhi yu yuan zhen tang (made by Mingyuan in the Hall of Yuanzhen). 2 1/16 in. (5.3 cm.) high, cloth box Provenance Gift

Lot #: 2824

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A YIXING PEACH-FORM WASHER

A YIXING PEACH-FORM WASHER SIGNED CHEN MINGYUAN, POSSIBLY REPUBLIC PERIOD The cup is modelled as a peach, supported on a lotus root, a red date, a water caltrop fruit, a gingko nut, and a peach stone. The base is carved with a four-character inscription reading shang lin jia lu (elegant companions

Lot #: 2825

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A YIXING MAGNOLIA-FORM CUP

A YIXING MAGNOLIA-FORM CUP SIGNED CHEN MINGYUAN, POSSIBLY KANGXI PERIOD The cup is delicately potted in the form of a blossoming magnolia bloom supported on a gnarled branch which extends along the side to form the handle. One floral bract is impressed with a seal reading Chen Mingyuan. 2 7/16 in

Lot #: 2826

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A GROUP OF SIX YIXING MODELS OF FRUIT, NUTS AND SHELLS

A GROUP OF SIX YIXING MODELS OF FRUIT, NUTS AND SHELLS SIGNED HE CUN (CHEN MINGYUAN), POSSIBLY REPUBLIC PERIOD The group includes a clam, a snail, a chestnut, a dried lychee and two walnuts, each with an impressed artist's seal, He Cun . Widest: 1 ½ in. (3.8 cm.), cloth box

Lot #: 2827

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A YIXING MODEL OF AN AUBERGINE

A YIXING MODEL OF AN AUBERGINE SIGNED CHEN MINGYUAN, POSSIBLY REPUBLIC PERIOD The aubergine is impressed with a square seal reading Chen Mingyuan below the leaf stem. 4 in. (10.1 cm.) long, cloth box Provenance C.C. TIH Gallery, Hong Kong, 1972

Lot #: 2828

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A YIXING POMEGRANATE-FORM WATER VESSEL

A YIXING POMEGRANATE-FORM WATER VESSEL SIGNED CHEN MINGYUAN, POSSIBLY REPUBLIC PERIOD Potted in the form of a pomegranate issuing from a leafy branch, the vessel's globular body rises to a waisted neck and a flared mouth in the form of five barbed sepals, carved on one side with an inscription lang

Lot #: 2829

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019

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A YIXING RATTAN BASKET-FORM WATER POT

A YIXING RATTAN BASKET-FORM WATER POT SIGNED CHEN MINGYUAN, POSSIBLY REPUBLIC PERIOD Modelled in the form of a rattan basket with a short cylindrical neck reinforced by two strips of split bamboo, the interior of the rim is impressed with a square artist's seal reading Chen Mingyuan. 3 5/16 in. (8.4

Lot #: 2830

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

Date: 27 Nov 2019