On Wings of Song: Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy from the Collection of Robert van Gulik

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Date of the auction: 02.12.2020

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WANG DONG (1890-1963)

WANG DONG (1890-1963) Red Plum Blossom Scroll, mounted for framing, ink and colour on paper 60.5 x 26.5 cm. (23 7⁄8 x 10 3⁄8 in.) Inscribed and signed, with one seal of the artist Dated summer, yiyou year (1945) Dedicated to Madame Shifang Please note this lot is the property of a private

Lot #: 1701

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

Date: 2 Dec 2020

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CHEN FANG (1897-1962)/XU GONGZE (1905-1989)/XU SHIYING (1873-1964)

CHEN FANG (1897-1962)/XU GONGZE (1905-1989)/XU SHIYING (1873-1964) Bamboo/Landscape/Calligraphy Three hanging scrolls, ink/ink and colour on paper Bamboo 93 x 42 cm. (36 5⁄8 x 16 1⁄2 in.) Inscribed and signed, with two seals of the artist Dated winter, xinmao year (1951) Dedicated to Zhitai (Robert

Lot #: 1702

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

Date: 2 Dec 2020

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ZHAO XUE'AN (1882-1958)

ZHAO XUE'AN (1882-1958) Bamboo and Rock at Night Scroll, mounted for framing, ink on paper 152.5 x 40.5 cm. (60 x 16 in.) Signed, with one seal of the artist Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

Lot #: 1703

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

Date: 2 Dec 2020

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ZHENG MANQING (1902-1975) AND CHEN FANG (1898-1962)

ZHENG MANQING (1902-1975) AND CHEN FANG (1898-1962) Bamboo and Rock Hanging scroll, ink on paper 133.3 x 33.3 cm. (52 1⁄2 x 13 1⁄8 in.) Inscribed and signed, with two seals of the artists Dated early spring, yiyou year (1945) Dedicated to Zhitai (Robert van Gulik) One collector’s seal of Robert van

Lot #: 1704

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

Date: 2 Dec 2020

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DONG CAN (20TH CENUTRY)/SUN YIJIAN (20TH CENUTRY)

DONG CAN (20TH CENUTRY)/SUN YIJIAN (20TH CENUTRY) Flowers in Vase/Figure with Wine Bottle/Landscapes Three hanging scrolls, ink and colour on paper Flowers in Vase 92 x 25 cm. (36 1⁄4 x 9 7⁄8 in.) Signed, with one seal of the artist Further inscribed by Sun Yijian, with two seals NOTE: Robert van

Lot #: 1705

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

Date: 2 Dec 2020

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XIAO LISHENG (1919-1983)

XIAO LISHENG (1919-1983) Luohan Scroll, mounted and framed, ink and colour on paper 121.5 x 60.8 cm. (47 7⁄8 x 23 7⁄8 in.) Inscribed and signed, with one seal of the artist Dedicated to Robert van Gulik Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

Lot #: 1706

Estimate: HK$10,000 - HK$20,000

Date: 2 Dec 2020

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XU YUANBAI (1892-1957)

XU YUANBAI (1892-1957) Orchids and Rock Hanging scroll, ink on paper 85 x 33 cm. (33 1⁄2 x 13 in.) Inscribed with a poem and signed, with one seal of the artist Dedicated to Zhitai (Robert van Gulik) Dated spring, yiyou year (1945) One collector’s seal of Robert van Gulik NOTE: Robert van Gulik

Lot #: 1707

Estimate: HK$12,000 - HK$15,000

Date: 2 Dec 2020

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XU WENJING (1895-1975)

XU WENJING (1895-1975) Playing Qin in the Mountains A pair of hanging scrolls, ink and colour on paper 73 x 33 cm. (28 3⁄4 x 13 in.) Inscribed and signed, with two seals of the artist Dated winter, xinmao year (1951) NOTE: Robert van Gulik Reference no. 542. Please note this lot is the property of a

Lot #: 1708

Estimate: HK$6,000 - HK$10,000

Date: 2 Dec 2020

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XU WENJING (1895-1975)

XU WENJING (1895-1975) Landscape Hanging scrolls, ink and colour on paper 86 x 28 cm. (33 7⁄8 x 11 in.) Inscribed and signed, with two seals of the artist Dated bingxu year (1946) Dedicated to Dr. Robert van Gulik Titleslip inscribed and signed, with one seal of the artist Dedicated to Dr. Zhitai

Lot #: 1709

Estimate: HK$6,000 - HK$10,000

Date: 2 Dec 2020

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XU WENJING (1895-1975)

XU WENJING (1895-1975) Calligraphies A set of two scrolls, ink on paper Horizontal scroll measures 33 x 134 cm.(13 x 52 3⁄4 in.) Vertical scroll measures 131 x 33 cm. (51 1⁄2 x 13 in.) Both scrolls inscribed and signed, with a total of four seals of the artist Dated xinmao year (1951) Both scrolls

Lot #: 1710

Estimate: HK$10,000 - HK$20,000

Date: 2 Dec 2020

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FENG YUXIANG (1882-1948)

FENG YUXIANG (1882-1948) Clerical Script Calligraphy Hanging scroll, ink on coloured paper 59 x 31.3 cm. (23 1⁄4 x 12 5⁄8 in.) Inscribed and signed, with four seals of the artist Dedicated to Robert van Gulik Dated nineteenth day, second month, thirty-fifth (year of the Republic, 1946) NOTE: Robert

Lot #: 1711

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

Date: 2 Dec 2020

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WU PEIFU (1874-1939)

WU PEIFU (1874-1939) Calligraphy Horizontal scroll, ink on paper 27 x 127 cm. (10 5⁄8 x 50 in.) Inscribed and signed, with three seals of the artist Dated early summer, jimao year (1939) One collector’s seal of Robert van Gulk NOTE: Robert van Gulik Reference no. 621. Please note this lot is the

Lot #: 1712

Estimate: HK$15,000 - HK$25,000

Date: 2 Dec 2020

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CHEN LIFU (1900-2001)

CHEN LIFU (1900-2001) Calligraphy Hanging scroll, ink on colour-patterned paper 89.5 x 32 cm. (35 1⁄4 x 12 5⁄8 in.) Inscribed and dedicated to Van Gulik, signed, with one seal of the artist NOTE: Robert van Gulik Reference no. 526. Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

Lot #: 1713

Estimate: HK$10,000 - HK$20,000

Date: 2 Dec 2020

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GE SONGLING (20TH CENTURY)/HUANG LIAN (20TH CENTURY)

GE SONGLING (20TH CENTURY)/HUANG LIAN (20TH CENTURY) Calligraphies A set of two scrolls, ink on paper Ge Songling: 32 x 120 cm. (12 1⁄2 x 47 1⁄4 in.) Inscribed and signed, with two seals of the artist Huang Lian: 20.4 x 130 cm. (8 x 51 1⁄8 in.) Inscribed and signed, with five seals of the artist

Lot #: 1714

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

Date: 2 Dec 2020

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HONG LUDONG (1893-1976)

HONG LUDONG (1893-1976) Calligraphy in Running Script Scroll, mounted for framing, ink on paper 181 x 97 cm. (71 1⁄4 x 38 1⁄4 in.) Inscribed and signed, with two seals of the artist Dedicated to Robert van Gulik Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

Lot #: 1715

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

Date: 2 Dec 2020

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XIAN YING (1885-1968)

XIAN YING (1885-1968) Couplet Calligraphy in Seal Script A set of two unmounted scrolls, ink on paper Each scroll measures 106 x 27.5 cm. (41 3⁄4 x 10 7⁄8 in.) Inscribed and signed, with two seals of the artist Dedicated to Zhitai (Robert van Gulik) Dated spring, third month, bingxu year (1946

Lot #: 1716

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

Date: 2 Dec 2020

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WU JINGLUE (1907-1987)

WU JINGLUE (1907-1987) Calligraphic Couplet in Seal Script A pair of hanging scrolls, ink on paper Each scroll measures 130 x 25.4 cm. (51 1⁄8 x 10 in.) Inscribed and signed, with one seal of the artist Dedicated to Zhitai (Robert van Gulik) NOTE: Robert van Gulik Reference no. 342. This couplet was

Lot #: 1717

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

Date: 2 Dec 2020

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FENG YOULAN (1895-1990)

FENG YOULAN (1895-1990) Running Script Calligraphy Hanging scroll, ink on paper 107 x 26.5 cm. (42 1⁄8 x 10 1⁄2 in.) Inscribed and signed, with one seal of the artist Dedicated to Zhitai (Robert van Gulik) One collector’s seal of Robert van Gulik NOTE: Robert van Gulik Reference no. 367. Please note

Lot #: 1718

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

Date: 2 Dec 2020

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LIU LINSHENG (1894-1980)

LIU LINSHENG (1894-1980) Running Script Calligraphic Couplet A pair of hanging scrolls, ink on paper Each scroll measures 130 x 29 cm. (51 1⁄8 x 11 1⁄2 in.) Inscribed and signed, with two seals of the artist Dated summer, gengyin year (1950) Dedicated to Zhitai (Robert van Gulik) One collector’s

Lot #: 1719

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

Date: 2 Dec 2020

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PAN BOYING (1904-1966)

PAN BOYING (1904-1966) Calligraphy in Running Script Scroll, mounted for framing, ink on paper 71.5 x 26.5 cm. (28 1⁄8 x 10 3⁄8 in.) Inscribed and signed, with one seal of the artist Dated spring, bingxu year (1946) Dedicated to Madame Shifang Please note this lot is the property of a private

Lot #: 1720

Estimate: HK$8,000 - HK$10,000

Date: 2 Dec 2020

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SHEN JIANSHI (1887-1947)

SHEN JIANSHI (1887-1947) Calligraphy Horizontal scroll, ink on paper 23.5 x 66.4 cm. (9 1⁄4 x 26 1⁄8 in.) Inscribed and signed, with three seals of the artist Dedicated to Dr. Robert van Gulik NOTE: Robert van Gulik Reference no. 936. Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

Lot #: 1721

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

Date: 2 Dec 2020

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SHEN YINMO (1883-1971)

SHEN YINMO (1883-1971) Poems in Running Script Calligraphy Hanging scroll, ink on paper 140.5 x 24.7 cm. (55 1⁄4 x 9 3⁄4 in.) Inscribed and signed, with two seals of the artist Dedicated to Robert van Gulik Dated early autumn, jiashen year (1944) NOTE: Robert van Gulik Reference no. 904. Please note

Lot #: 1722

Estimate: HK$50,000 - HK$70,000

Date: 2 Dec 2020

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DONG ZUOBIN (1895-1963)

DONG ZUOBIN (1895-1963) Couplet Calligraphy in Oracle Script Two scrolls mounted as a hanging scroll, ink on paper Each scroll measures 58.5 x 9.2 cm. (23 x 3 5⁄8 in.) Inscribed and signed, with two seals of the artist Dedicated to Zhitai (Robert van Gulik) Dated New Year’s day, yiwei, forty-fourth

Lot #: 1723

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

Date: 2 Dec 2020

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GUO MOROU (1892-1978)

GUO MOROU (1892-1978) Couplet Calligraphy A pair of hanging scrolls, ink on paper Each scroll measures 135.3 x 32 cm. (53 1⁄4 x 12 1⁄2 in.) Inscribed and signed, with one seal of the artist Dedicated to Zhitai (Robert van Gulik) Two collector’s seals of Robert van Gulk NOTE: Robert van Gulik

Lot #: 1724

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

Date: 2 Dec 2020

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WU JINGHENG (1865-1953)

WU JINGHENG (1865-1953) Calligraphy Horizontal scroll, ink on patterned colour paper 33 x 64.8 cm. (13 x 25 1⁄2 in.) Inscribed and signed, with two seals of the artist Dedicated to Zhitai (Robert van Gulik) Dated seventh month, jiashen year (1944) Please note this lot is the property of a private

Lot #: 1725

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

Date: 2 Dec 2020

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PU RU (1896-1963)

PU RU (1896-1963) Willow Pond in Spring Scroll, mounted and framed, ink and colour on silk 18.2 x 44 cm. (7 1⁄8 x 17 3⁄8 in.) Inscribed and signed, with two seals of the artist Dated spring, jiawu year (1954) Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

Lot #: 1726

Estimate: HK$50,000 - HK$70,000

Date: 2 Dec 2020

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GUAN SONGFANG (1901-1982)

GUAN SONGFANG (1901-1982) Mountain Living Hanging scroll, ink on paper 122.5 x 30.5 cm. (48 1⁄4 x 12 in.) Inscribed and signed, with six seals of the artist Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

Lot #: 1727

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

Date: 2 Dec 2020

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GUAN SONGFANG (1901-1982)

GUAN SONGFANG (1901-1982) Fishing Alone Hanging scroll, ink and colour on paper 100 x 31 cm. (39 3⁄8 x 12 1⁄4 in.) Entitled, inscribed “scenery after Wen Zhengming” and signed, with five seals of the artist One collector’s seal of Robert van Gulik NOTE: Robert van Gulik Reference no. 517. Please

Lot #: 1728

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

Date: 2 Dec 2020

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COLLECTION OF PRINTS

COLLECTION OF PRINTS Printed by Shipijia, Rongbaozhai, and Others Forty-three loose leaves, ink and colour printed on paper Various sizes Thirteen leaves printed by Shipijia, including leaves of notable artists such as Qi Baishi (1863-1957), Zhang Daqian (1899-1983), Huang Junbi (1898-1991), Pang

Lot #: 1729

Estimate: HK$10,000 - HK$20,000

Date: 2 Dec 2020

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FAN ZENGXIANG (1846-1931)

FAN ZENGXIANG (1846-1931) Calligraphic Couplet A pair of hanging scrolls, ink on paper Each scroll measures 127.7 x 29 cm. (50 1⁄2 x 11 1⁄2 in.) Inscribed and signed, with two seals of the artist Dedicated to Zhongshi One collector’s seal of Van Gulik NOTE: Robert van Gulik Reference no. 456. Please

Lot #: 1730

Estimate: HK$10,000 - HK$20,000

Date: 2 Dec 2020