The Art of China: Spring Edition

Christie's
Online | 13 - 20 February

Date of the auction: 20.02.2020

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A FAMILLE ROSE 'DRAGON' BOTTLE VASE

The vase is decorated with pairs of archaistic kui-dragons confronting a leafy lotus spray on a ground of ruby-pink spirals. The base has an apocryphal Daoguang mark. 61⁄8 in. (15.5 cm.) high. Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 20 Feb 2020

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A LARGE FAMILLE ROSE 'BUTTERFLY AND PRUNUS' BOTTLE VASE

The vase is skillfully decorated in bright enamels with a multitude of colourful butterflies amongst sprigs of white, pink and pale blue prunus blossom between decorative borders to the base and mouth rim. The shoulder is further embellished with an iron-red band of lotus heads on scrolling leafy

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 20 Feb 2020

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A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE YELLOW-GROUND BEAKER VASES

Each vase is decorated in bright enamels with pink and pale blue archaistic phoenixes amongst stylised flowers on leafy stems including lotus and peonies, all in reserve on a vibrant yellow ground between decorative bands to the base and the neck. The bases have apocryphal four-character Kangxi

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £600 - £1,000

Date: 20 Feb 2020

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A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE 'MELON' BOWLS

Each bowl is delicately decorated to the exterior with a butterfly beside bamboo and fruiting leafy branches which spill over into the interior. The base of each bowl has an apocryphal Qianlong seal mark. 4½ in. (11.4 cm.) diam. Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 20 Feb 2020

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A FAMILLE ROSE SGRAFFIATO RUBY-GROUND MEDALLION BOWL

The bowl is decorated with four medallions containing flower sprays including peach, pomegranate and peony in reserve on a ruby-red ground finely incised with scrolling tendrils and further embellished with lotus sprays. The interior is decorated to the centre with a basket of flowers, with further

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 20 Feb 2020

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A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE AND IRON-RED 'BUTTERFLY AND MELON' BOWLS

Each bowl is decorated to the exterior with melons growing from leafy vines between a butterfly and a bamboo spray. The interior is similarly decorated with melon and bamboo. 35⁄8 in. (9.3 cm.) diam. Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 20 Feb 2020

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A FAMILLE ROSE 'GEESE AND FLOWERS' WATER POT

The water pot is decorated to one side of the exterior with a flock of geese in flight and to the other side with flowers and bamboo growing from rocks. There is an apocryphal Qianlong mark to the base. 4 in. (10.2 cm.) diam

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 20 Feb 2020

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A FAMILLE ROSE 'LADIES AND BOYS' LANTERN

The bulbous body is decorated with two rosetta-shaped cartouches depicting a lady with two boys amongst precious antiques, alternating with two cartouches with cockerels and peony. All reserved on a richly decorated geometrical-ground with peony and butterflies. 75⁄8 in. (19.3 cm.) high Please note

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 20 Feb 2020

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A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE 'FLOWER' PLAQUES

The first plaque is finely decorated with large stems of leafy peony while the second plaque is decorated with a blossoming prunus branch. 8.3/5 x 65⁄8 in. (21.3 cm x 16.5 cm.) Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 20 Feb 2020

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A WHITE JADE RETICULATED 'DRAGON' PLAQUE MOUNTED AS A BRUSH REST

The zitan brush rest is carved with scrolling lotus clouds and inset with a white jade reticulated plaque carved with a central dragon amongst lotus tendrils. The stone is of an even white tone. 61⁄4 in. (16 cm.) wide overall Please note this lot is the property of a private individual. Provenance

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £2,000 - £4,000

Date: 20 Feb 2020

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A GREYISH-WHITE AND RUSSET JADE RETICULATED PENDANT

The jade is carved and pierced to one side with four melons resting on large leaves, and to the other side with a cat and a butterfly in flight. 2 in. (5 cm.) long Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 20 Feb 2020

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TWO WHITE JADE 'DRAGON' BELT HOOKS

Each belt hook is carved and pierced with a sinuous chilong clambering towards the dragon-head terminal. The stones are of an even pale tone. The larger, 33⁄4 in. (9.5 cm.) long Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 20 Feb 2020

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TWO CARVED AGATE PENDANTS

The first is carved and pierced with a scrolling lingzhi spray surrounded by a dragonfly, a bat and two birds and with a poetic inscription. The stone is of a pale grey colour with russet and brownish-black inclusions. The second pendant is carved as a leafy melon group. The stone is of a pale grey

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £2,000 - £4,000

Date: 20 Feb 2020

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A SILVER-GILT FILIGREE AND JADEITE BANGLE

The wide filigree bangle is set with five rectangular carved and pierced jadeite flower cartouches. 23⁄4 in. (7 cm.) diam. Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 20 Feb 2020

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A SPINACH-GREEN JADE BELT HOOK AND A WHITE JADE 'BUTTERFLY' PLAQUE

The belt hook is carved and pierced with a chilong clambering towards the dragon-head terminal. The white jade plaque is carved and pierced with an open-winged butterfly and a leafy lotus spray. Together with a pale greenish-white ruyi-head shaped plaque. The belt hook, 3.5 in. (8.9 cm.) long The

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £2,000 - £4,000

Date: 20 Feb 2020

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A GROUP OF FIVE WHITE JADE AND JADEITE ARCHER'S RINGS

The group comprises a white jade ring carved with a band of bats amongst clouds; a white jade ring with a scholar and attendant in a garden; a white jade ring carved with a huntsman on horseback chasing a deer; a white and russet jade ring with two boys standing around a basin; and a jadeite

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 20 Feb 2020

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AN AGATE 'MONKEY AND LINGZHI' PENDANT

The pendent is carved and pierced in the form of a pair of monkeys and their young resting on a leafy lingzhi sprig. The stone is of an amber, yellow and pale beige tone. 21⁄4 in. (5.7 cm.) long

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 20 Feb 2020

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A GROUP OF TEN JADE ARCHER'S RINGS

Each ring is of cylindrical form with the surface left undecorated. The stones are of varied white, pale greenish-white and greenish-white tone. The largest, 13⁄8 in. (3.5 cm.) diam. Please note this lot is the property of a private individual. Provenance Private collection in the UK, acquired in

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 20 Feb 2020

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TAN CHANGRONG (B.1933)

TAN CHANGRONG (B.1933) Chicks and Hens (three paintings) Hens: each signed with one seal of the artist Chicks: inscribed and signed with one seal of the artist, dated xinyou year (1981) Ink on paper, backed, unmounted and unframed 131⁄2 x 131⁄2 in. (34.5 x 34.5 cm.) (each) 3 Please note this lot is

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £1,500 - £3,000

Date: 20 Feb 2020

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ZHANG LI (B.1958), DATED 2006

ZHANG LI (B.1958), DATED 2006 Aini Girl Signed ‘Zhang Li’ in pinyin, signed in Chinese and dated ‘2006’ (lower left) Oil on canvas 151⁄2 x 115⁄8 in (39.5 x 29 cm.) Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 20 Feb 2020

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ZHAO LINGBIN (B.1951)

ZHAO LINGBIN (B.1951) Autumn Landscape Inscribed and signed, with two seals of the artist Scroll, mounted and framed, ink and colour on paper 173⁄4 x 233⁄8 in. (45 x 59.5 cm.) Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 20 Feb 2020

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FANG ZHAOLING (1914-2006)

FANG ZHAOLING (1914-2006) Tiger and Tulips Signed with one seal of the artist Dated dragon boat festival 1972 Scroll, mounted for framing, ink and colour on paper 24 x 161⁄2. in. (61 x 42 cm.) Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 20 Feb 2020

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FANG ZHAOLING (1914-2006)

FANG ZHAOLING (1914-2006) White Lotuses (two paintings) First painting: signed with two seals of the artist Second painting: inscribed and signed with two seals of the artist Two scrolls, mounted for framing, ink and colour on paper 271⁄8 x 263⁄4 in. (68.8 x 68 cm.) (each) 2 Please note this lot is

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 20 Feb 2020

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FANG ZHAOLING (1914-2006)

FANG ZHAOLING (1914-2006) Tulips Inscribed and signed with two seals of the artist Scroll, mounted for framing, ink and colour on paper 173⁄4 x 171⁄8 in. (45 x 44 cm.) Please note this lot is the property of a private individual. Provenance Acquired from the artist’s family in Hong Kong, 1979-1982

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 20 Feb 2020

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AN IRON-RED-DECORATED TWO-HANDLED 'FIGURAL' VASE

The vase is decorated to the body with a lively scene of warriors brandishing auspicious objects, incuding a ruyi sceptre, a piece of coral, a pagoda and a cash symbol. The reverse is painted with a poetic inscription, ending with apocryphal Qianlong seals. The neck is delicately embellished with

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 20 Feb 2020

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A SET OF SIX IRON-RED-DECORATED 'DRAGON' CUPS

Each bell-shaped cup is decorated to the exterior with two dragons in pursuit of the flaming pearl amidst scrolling flames, all above a band of swirling waves. 17⁄8 in. (5 cm.) high Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 20 Feb 2020

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A GROUP OF THREE IRON-RED AND GILT-DECORATED VASES

The group comprises a pair of triple-gourd vases decorated with flower heads within ruyi-head shaped cartouches above flower sprays and a similarly decorated rouleau vase. The larger, 107⁄8 in. (30.3 cm.) high Please note this lot is the property of a private individual. Provenance Acquired by the

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Date: 20 Feb 2020

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TWO LARGE POWDER-BLUE-GROUND FAMILLE VERTE PLATES

Each plate is decorated to the centre with a petal-shaped cartouche depicting a mountainous river landscape. The rim is decorated with eight enamelled flower cartouches alternating with cartouches in gilt, all reserved on a powder-blue ground. The larger, 161⁄8 in. (41 cm.) diam. Please note this

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 20 Feb 2020

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A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'LOTUS' CHARGER

The shallow charger is decorated to the interior and the exterior with nine lotus heads interlinked by leafy tendrils. The channelled foot has a four-character Chuxiugong zhi mark in underglaze blue. 155⁄8 in. (39.7 cm.) diam. Please note this lot is the property of a private individual. Provenance

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 20 Feb 2020

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TWO POWDER-BLUE-GROUND FAMILLE VERTE BOWLS

The first bowl is decorated to the exterior with shaped cartouches depicting flowers and precious antiques. The interior is decorated with a central flower basket, all framed by a powder-blue ground with gilt decoration. The second bowl is decorated to the exterior with flowers in gilt on a

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £1,000 - £2,000

Date: 20 Feb 2020