Patrick Moorhead: Hidden Treasures

Christie's
King Street, St. James's 8
SW1Y 6QT London
United Kingdom
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Date of the auction: 25.02.2021

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TWO CERAMIC VASES, MOUNTED AS LAMPSTWO CERAMIC VASES, MOUNTED AS LAMPS

Comprising: an Imari vase decorated with a continuous frieze of a blossoming cherry tree and a pair of cranes, with an eight-character mark to the underside and a famille rosevase with cream craquelure-ground

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 25 Feb 2021

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A FRENCH 'JAPONISME' PATINATED-BRONZE FIGURAL TABLE CLOCKA FRENCH...

Modelled as a gong with hammered surface applied with wisteria and insects and centred by a circular dial with Arabic numerals and signed 'MANOAH RHODES & SONS/ PARIS', the twin barrel movement with

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 25 Feb 2021

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A PAIR OF JAPANESE IMARI PORCELAIN VASES, MOUNTED AS LAMPSA PAIR OF...

Each vase profusely decorated with scrolling red and gilt floral decoration, the top border with cartouches depicting alternating phoenix and dragons, the body with panels depicting figures standing

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 25 Feb 2021

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TWO JAPANESE GOLD AND BLACK LACQUER BOXESTWO JAPANESE GOLD AND BLACK...

The larger box decorated with takamaki-e and hiramaki-edepicting blooming lotus emerging from a rocky outcrop to the top, the reverse of the cover with a landscape depicting a house by a river and enclosing

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 25 Feb 2021

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A GROUP OF THREE CHINESE VASES, TWO MOUNTED AS LAMPSA GROUP OF THREE...

Comprising: a crackle-glaze baluster vase glazed in bands of white, celadon, and ochre with French gilt and patinated-bronze base mount, a bottle form vase with wood base and fitted as a lamp with cream

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 25 Feb 2021

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A COLD-PAINTED METAL TORCHERE MODELLED AS A CRANEA COLD-PAINTED METAL...

The patinated crane entwined amongst polychrome-decorated lotus leaves and a central stem issuing a blooming flower centred by a bobeche, on a large leaf base raised on branch feet, not fitted for electricity

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 25 Feb 2021

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A PAIR OF CHINESE HONGMU HORSESHOE-BACK CHAIRSA PAIR OF CHINESE HONGMU...

Each with a vertical slat carved with shou roundel, the rectangular seat above a shaped apron and four round legs joined by four stretchers 39¹⁄₄ in. (101 cm,) high; 27 in. (68.5 cm.) wide; 19¹⁄₂ in

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 25 Feb 2021

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A GROUP OF THREE CHINESE PORCELAIN VASES, MOUNTED AS LAMPSA GROUP OF THREE...

Comprising: a celadon baluster vase with craquelure on an ormolu base, a celadon baluster vase modelled with flowering branches and high relief pomegranate handles raised on a carved stained-teak base

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 25 Feb 2021

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A GROUP OF THREE CHINESE PORCELAIN VASES AND COVERS, MOUNTED AS LAMPSA...

Comprising: a famile rose vase with white ground decorated with birds and flowering lotus and on a circular gilt-metal base, a famille rosevase, the cover with a knob finial between an acanthus-clad

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £2,500 - £4,000

Date: 25 Feb 2021

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A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY 'JAPONISME' STANDSA PAIR OF FRENCH...

Each circular top inset with rouge griotte marble above a frieze with pierced mounts centred by acorns and an intricately carved frieze centred by pierced roundels divided by four legs headed by lion

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 25 Feb 2021

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A PAIR OF CHINESE GLAZED POTTERY HORSESA PAIR OF CHINESE GLAZED POTTERY HORSES

Each modelled standing on a rectangular base, glazed in brown with touches of green and cream tones 27 in. (68.5 cm.) high; 27 in. (68.5 cm.) wide; 9 in. (23 cm.) deep

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 25 Feb 2021

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A PAIR OF CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN VASESA PAIR OF CHINESE BLUE AND...

Each of baluster form and decorated in blue underglaze with dragons chasing a flaming pearl amongst clouds 19¹⁄₂ in. (49.5 cm.) high; 14¹⁄₂ in. (37 cm.) diameter

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 25 Feb 2021

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A PAIR OF JAPANESE KUTANI-STYLE VASESA PAIR OF JAPANESE KUTANI-STYLE VASES

Each of slightly tapering form with waisted neck, decorated with red and gilt patchwork ground and centred by a cartouche of a seated maiden and attendants in a landscape framed by dragons, the reverse

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 25 Feb 2021

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A PAIR OF FRENCH 'JAPONISME' ORMOLU-MOUNTED CERAMIC VASES, MOUNTED AS...

Each ovi-form 'oeuf' vase with cream craquelure glaze surmounted with lotus finial and fitment above a flower and cross-hatch decoration rim and raised on a circular base with stylised-cloud feet, the

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £2,500 - £4,000

Date: 25 Feb 2021

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A PAIR OF CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE JARDINIERESA PAIR OF CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE...

Each with circular rim decorated with florals above a red and yellow trellis-ground body decorated with bats and large roundels depicting dragons chasing a flaming pearl 16¹⁄₄ in. (42.5 cm.) high; 18¹⁄₂

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 25 Feb 2021

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A PAIR OF REGENCY BRASS-INLAID CALAMANDER, EBONY AND INDIAN ROSEWOOD SIDE...

The rectangular top with ebony borders inset with six-pointed stars and brass-banded side edges above a central frieze with decorated 'S'-scroll and anthemion and a glazed door hung with green silk backing

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 25 Feb 2021

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A PAIR OF GEORGE IV BRASS-INLAID ROSEWOOD CARD TABLESA PAIR OF GEORGE IV...

Each with swivel and hinged 'D'-shaped top with a brass-inlaid border decorated with rosettes, enclosing a circular green baize-lining, on square stepped columns with gadrooned collars, a concave-sided

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 25 Feb 2021

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A WILLIAM IV BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD AND SPECIMEN HARDSTONE-INLAID TABLEA...

The rectangular top inset with square specimens of various English hardstones including Blue John, Dukes Red and Purbeck marble, within an up-turned scroll acanthus border above two lyre-form supports

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 25 Feb 2021

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A PAIR OF CEYLONESE SPECIMEN-WOOD AND BONE-INLAID EBONY HEXAGONAL SIDE...

Each with hexagonal brass and chevron-banded top with leaf-carved edge enclosing centred by a rosette of specimen woods including satinwood, wenge, Indian rosewood, and palmwood divided by diamond-decorated

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 25 Feb 2021

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A WILLIAM IV MAHOGANY WINE COOLERA WILLIAM IV MAHOGANY WINE COOLER

Of large scale, the oval hinged top with radiating patera centred by a rosette finial, above slightly tapering body with brass escutcheon and enclosing a lead-lined interior, on four baluster feet with

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 25 Feb 2021

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A PAIR OF CHINESE MOTHER-OF-PEARL, SOAPSTONE, AND HARDSTONE-INLAID...

Each with rectangular top above two hinged doors decorated with courtly maidens amongst various landscapes dotted with mountains, pagodas, temples, and gardens and mounted with a central lacquered-brass

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 25 Feb 2021

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A PAIR OF JAPANESE TURQUOISE-GROUND CLOISONNE ENAMEL CHARGERSA PAIR OF...

Each large circular dish finely decorated with flowering wisteria, peonies, and cherry blossoms against a blue sky with birds and butterflies within a geometric border, the reverse decorated with scrolls

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 25 Feb 2021

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A CHINESE COROMANDEL LACQUER EIGHT-FOLD SCREENA CHINESE COROMANDEL LACQUER...

Decorated to each side with scenes of Chinese figures in a landscape carrying out various pursuits against a dark brown ground, each panel with further individual scenes of landscapes and flowers to

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £8,000 - £10,000

Date: 25 Feb 2021

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A CHINESE CLOISONNE-ENAMEL LARGE TRIPOD CENSOR AND COVER, ON STANDA CHINESE...

Of large scale, the double-domed cover with lion final and decorated with dragons chasing a flaming pearl, above a bulbous body with scrolling foliate motifs against a turquoise ground and on three beast-headed

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 25 Feb 2021

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A PAIR OF LARGE JAPANESE IMARI VASES AND COVERS, ON STANDSA PAIR OF LARGE...

Each with domed cover decorated with a continuous frieze depicting a dragon chasing its tail and framed with scenes of blooming cherry trees above a baluster-form body profusely decorated with geometric

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 25 Feb 2021

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A REGENCY BRASS-INLAID OAK AND INDIAN ROSEWOOD LIBRARY TABLEA REGENCY...

The circular rotating top centred by a brown oak roundel outlined and issuing ebony strung radiating panels, encircled by a cut-brass acanthus inlaid outer border above a gadrooned edge, the frieze fitted

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 25 Feb 2021

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A NORTH ITALIAN GILTWOOD CONSOLE TABLEA NORTH ITALIAN GILTWOOD CONSOLE TABLE

The later 'D'-shaped portasanta pink and grey veined marble top above two griffon monopediae and a pair of fluted columnar supports to the back, raised on a faux marble and parcel-gilt concave-fronted

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 25 Feb 2021

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A REGENCY BRASS-MOUNTED BROWN OAK, OAK AND EBONISED OAK LARGE CELLARETA...

Of large scale, the hinged domed-lid with a lotus finial and scroll handles above a rectangular base with further lion mask handles and berried-laurel wreath mounts to the front and reverse, on ebonised

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 25 Feb 2021

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A REGENCY ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY AND EBONISED DESKA REGENCY ORMOLU-MOUNTED...

The rounded rectangular top strung with ebony border above two frieze drawers and two false drawers to the reverse, the short sides mounted with Egyptian-revival winged orbs and the corners with anthemion

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 25 Feb 2021

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A LARGE ENGLISH GILTWOOD CONVEX MIRRORA LARGE ENGLISH GILTWOOD CONVEX MIRROR

The circular frame with perched eagle cresting flanked by acanthus leaves and suspending from its beak swagged chains and balls, mounted with spheres and five-pointed stars encircling a convex mirror

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £12,000 - £18,000

Date: 25 Feb 2021