The Imperial Sale / Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

Christie's
28 May 2014, Hong Kong

Date of the auction: 28.05.2014

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A PEACHBLOOM-GLAZED WATERPOT, TAIBAI ZUN

A PEACHBLOOM-GLAZED WATERPOT, TAIBAI ZUN
KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722)
A PEACHBLOOM-GLAZED WATERPOT, TAIBAI ZUN KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722) The 'beehive'-shaped vessel is well potted with a short waisted neck and a flat countersunk base. The

Lot #: 3301

Estimate: HK$1,200,000 - HK$1,800,000

Date: 28 May 2014

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A FINE AND VERY RARE 'CRAB SHELL'-GLAZED VASE, MEIPING

A FINE AND VERY RARE 'CRAB SHELL'-GLAZED VASE, MEIPING
YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)
A FINE AND VERY RARE 'CRAB SHELL'-GLAZED VASE, MEIPING YONGZHENG SiX-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735) The elegantly formed vase is well potted with high shoulders

Lot #: 3303

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

Date: 28 May 2014

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A FINE BLUE-GLAZED VASE, MEIPING

A FINE BLUE-GLAZED VASE, MEIPING
YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)
A FINE BLUE-GLAZED VASE, MEIPING YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735) The vase is well potted with high rounded shoulders, tapering to the

Lot #: 3304

Estimate: HK$2,800,000 - HK$3,500,000

Date: 28 May 2014

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A VERY RARE CELADON-GLAZED EWER

A VERY RARE CELADON-GLAZED EWER
YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)
A VERY RARE CELADON-GLAZED EWER YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735) Inspired by Near Eastern metalwork, the ewer is incised with a central floral scroll flanked by raised lines

Lot #: 3305

Estimate: HK$12,000,000 - HK$18,000,000

Date: 28 May 2014

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A PAIR OF CELADON-GLAZED DRUM-SHAPED JARS

A PAIR OF CELADON-GLAZED DRUM-SHAPED JARS
QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARKS AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
A PAIR OF CELADON-GLAZED DRUM-SHAPED JARS QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARKS AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) Each ovoid jar is applied with a pair of monster-mask and ring handles set between rows

Lot #: 3307

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

Date: 28 May 2014

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A FINE CELADON-GLAZED DOUBLE-GOURD VASE

A FINE CELADON-GLAZED DOUBLE-GOURD VASE
QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
A FINE CELADON-GLAZED DOUBLE-GOURD VASE QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The vase is well potted with a compressed globular lower bulb rising from the countersunk base

Lot #: 3308

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

Date: 28 May 2014

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A FINE AND RARE MING BLUE AND WHITE BRUSHWASHER

A FINE AND RARE MING BLUE AND WHITE BRUSHWASHER
JIAJING SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1522-1566)
A FINE AND RARE MING BLUE AND WHITE BRUSHWASHER JIAJING SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1522-1566) The deep, slightly flared sides of the

Lot #: 3312

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

Date: 28 May 2014

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A FINE FAMILLE VERTE 'MONTH' CUP

A FINE FAMILLE VERTE 'MONTH' CUP
KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722)
A FINE FAMILLE VERTE 'MONTH' CUP KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722) The cup is delicately potted with deep rounded sides flaring gently towards

Lot #: 3314

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

Date: 28 May 2014

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A FINE FAMILLE VERTE 'MONTH' CUP

A FINE FAMILLE VERTE 'MONTH' CUP
KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722)
A FINE FAMILLE VERTE 'MONTH' CUP KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722) The cup is delicately potted with deep rounded sides and flaring gently

Lot #: 3315

Estimate: HK$1,200,000 - HK$1,800,000

Date: 28 May 2014

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A FINE AND RARE PAIR OF WUCAI 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' BOWLS

A FINE AND RARE PAIR OF WUCAI 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' BOWLS
KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARKS WITHIN DOUBLE CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722)
A FINE AND RARE PAIR OF WUCAI 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' BOWLS KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARKS WITHIN DOUBLE CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722) Each is enamelled on the

Lot #: 3317

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

Date: 28 May 2014

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A MAGNIFICENT AND FINE PAIR OF IMPERIAL FAMILLE ROSE PEACH D...

A MAGNIFICENT AND FINE PAIR OF IMPERIAL FAMILLE ROSE PEACH DISHES
YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARKS WITHIN DOUBLE SQUARES AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)
A MAGNIFICENT AND FINE PAIR OF IMPERIAL FAMILLE ROSE PEACH DISHES YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARKS WITHIN DOUBLE SQUARES AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735) Each

Lot #: 3319

Estimate: HK$40,000,000 - HK$60,000,000

Date: 28 May 2014

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A FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE FAMILLE ROSE BALUSTER VASE

A FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE FAMILLE ROSE BALUSTER VASE
YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)
A FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE FAMILLE ROSE BALUSTER VASE YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735) The vase is elegantly potted

Lot #: 3320

Estimate: HK$12,000,000 - HK$18,000,000

Date: 28 May 2014

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AN EXTREMELY RARE FAUX BOIS GRISAILLE-DECORATED 'LANDSCAPE' ...

AN EXTREMELY RARE FAUX BOIS GRISAILLE -DECORATED 'LANDSCAPE' BRUSHPOT
YONGZHENG PERIOD (1723-1735)
AN EXTREMELY RARE FAUX BOIS GRISAILLE -DECORATED 'LANDSCAPE' BRUSHPOT YONGZHENG PERIOD (1723-1735) Finely potted, the cylindircal brushpot is finely enamelled to simulate burlwood on the interior and

Lot #: 3321

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

Date: 28 May 2014

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A FAMILLE ROSE AND GRISAILLE-DECORATED OCTAGONAL WATERPOT

A FAMILLE ROSE AND GRISAILLE -DECORATED OCTAGONAL WATERPOT
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
A FAMILLE ROSE AND GRISAILLE -DECORATED OCTAGONAL WATERPOT QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY Each side is delicately painted en grisaille with a different landscape scene within gilt borders below foliate sprays in

Lot #: 3322

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

Date: 28 May 2014

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A MAGNIFICENT FINE TURQUOISE-GROUND FAMILLE ROSE 'HUNDRED BO...

A MAGNIFICENT FINE TURQUOISE-GROUND FAMILLE ROSE 'HUNDRED BOYS' VASE
QIANLONG IRON-RED SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
A MAGNIFICENT FINE TURQUOISE-GROUND FAMILLE ROSE 'HUNDRED BOYS' VASE QIANLONG IRON-RED SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The massive

Lot #: 3326

Estimate: HK$20,000,000 - HK$30,000,000

Date: 28 May 2014

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A RARE FAMILLE ROSE HEXAGONAL HU-FORM VASE

A RARE FAMILLE ROSE HEXAGONAL HU -FORM VASE
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
A RARE FAMILLE ROSE HEXAGONAL HU -FORM VASE QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) The facetted body is painted with the branches of three blossoming peach trees growing from the near the foot ring. The tree growing white flowers has its

Lot #: 3327

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

Date: 28 May 2014

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A SUPERB BEIJING ENAMEL WINE-POT AND COVER

A SUPERB BEIJING ENAMEL WINE-POT AND COVER
YONGZHENG FOUR-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)
A SUPERB BEIJING ENAMEL WINE-POT AND COVER YONGZHENG FOUR-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735) The full pear-shaped body is elaborately enamelled in vivid tones with a frieze of colourful

Lot #: 3329

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

Date: 28 May 2014

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A RARE SMALL PAINTED ENAMEL CUP

A RARE SMALL PAINTED ENAMEL CUP
QIANLONG BLUE-ENAMELLED FOUR-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE SQUARES AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
A RARE SMALL PAINTED ENAMEL CUP QIANLONG BLUE-ENAMELLED FOUR-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE SQUARES AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The cup is delicately constructed with

Lot #: 3330

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

Date: 28 May 2014

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A SMALL AND FINELY PAINTED ENAMEL 'QUAIL' DISH

A SMALL AND FINELY PAINTED ENAMEL 'QUAIL' DISH
QIANLONG RUBY-ENAMELLED FOUR-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE SQUARES AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
A SMALL AND FINELY PAINTED ENAMEL 'QUAIL' DISH QIANLONG RUBY-ENAMELLED FOUR-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE SQUARES AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The small

Lot #: 3331

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

Date: 28 May 2014

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A RARE PAIR OF CHAMPLEVÉ ENAMEL OPENWORK BARREL-FORM STOOLS ...

A RARE PAIR OF CHAMPLEVÉ ENAMEL OPENWORK BARREL-FORM STOOLS
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
A RARE PAIR OF CHAMPLEVÉ ENAMEL OPENWORK BARREL-FORM STOOLS QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) Each of the stools are modelled in barrel-form with the circular seat decorated with five stylised bats in flight, picked

Lot #: 3333

Estimate: HK$2,500,000 - HK$3,500,000

Date: 28 May 2014

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A CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER

A CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
A CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) The flat top of the cover is finely carved in relief of varying depths depicting farmers tilling with bullocks by the riverside in an idyllic

Lot #: 3335

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

Date: 28 May 2014

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AN EXTREMELY RARE POLYCHROME LACQUER FLORAL-LOBED STACKED BO...

AN EXTREMELY RARE POLYCHROME LACQUER FLORAL-LOBED STACKED BOX AND STAND
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
AN EXTREMELY RARE POLYCHROME LACQUER FLORAL-LOBED STACKED BOX AND STAND QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) The cinnabar lacquer cover with lobed sides is finely carved on the upper-surface with two scholars

Lot #: 3336

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

Date: 28 May 2014

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A CARVED POLYCHROME LACQUER PEACH-SHAPED BOX CONTAINING A JA...

A CARVED POLYCHROME LACQUER PEACH-SHAPED BOX CONTAINING A JADE-INSET RUYI
QING DYNASTY, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
A CARVED POLYCHROME LACQUER PEACH-SHAPED BOX CONTAINING A JADE-INSET RUYI QING DYNASTY, 18TH/19TH CENTURY The box and cover are constructed in the shape of two conjoined larger and samller peach

Lot #: 3337

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

Date: 28 May 2014

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A LARGE FINELY CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER CIRCULAR BOX AND COVE...

A LARGE FINELY CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
A LARGE FINELY CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) The cover is exquisitely carved to depict a vase, in which is placed sprays of peony flowers. The flowers are supported

Lot #: 3338

Estimate: HK$1,200,000 - HK$1,800,000

Date: 28 May 2014

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A VERY RARE IMPERIAL CHESTNUT EMBROIDERED GAUZE DRAGON ROBE,...

A VERY RARE IMPERIAL CHESTNUT EMBROIDERED GAUZE DRAGON ROBE, MANGPAO
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
A VERY RARE IMPERIAL CHESTNUT EMBROIDERED GAUZE DRAGON ROBE, MANGPAO QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) The reddish-brown gauze ground is finely worked in couched gold threads and counted stitch with nine

Lot #: 3345

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

Date: 28 May 2014

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AN EXTREMELY RARE IMPERIAL MIDNIGHT-BLUE EMBROIDERED SILK FO...

AN EXTREMELY RARE IMPERIAL MIDNIGHT-BLUE EMBROIDERED SILK FORMAL COURT ROBE, CHAOPAO
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
AN EXTREMELY RARE IMPERIAL MIDNIGHT-BLUE EMBROIDERED SILK FORMAL COURT ROBE, CHAOPAO QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) The midnight-blue silk is worked in couched gold threads and

Lot #: 3349

Estimate: HK$2,500,000 - HK$3,500,000

Date: 28 May 2014

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A RARE DARK BLUE SILK SUMMER GAUZE PRINCE'S SURCOAT, BUFU

A RARE DARK BLUE SILK SUMMER GAUZE PRINCE'S SURCOAT, BUFU
QING DYNASTY, LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY
A RARE DARK BLUE SILK SUMMER GAUZE PRINCE'S SURCOAT, BUFU QING DYNASTY, LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY The elegant, deep blue silk patterned ground is worked in counted stitch in two tones of gold and one tone of

Lot #: 3351

Estimate: HK$800,000 - HK$1,200,000

Date: 28 May 2014

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A BLUE GROUND KESI DRAGON ROBE, MANGPAO

A BLUE GROUND KESI DRAGON ROBE, MANGPAO
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
A BLUE GROUND KESI DRAGON ROBE, MANGPAO QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) The blue kesi ground is woven with nine five-clawed mang dragons picked out in gold threads in pursuit of flaming pearls amidst multi-coloured clusters of clouds

Lot #: 3353

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

Date: 28 May 2014

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A RARE SET OF FOUR GILT-SILVER 'DRAGON' BELT FITTINGS

A RARE SET OF FOUR GILT-SILVER 'DRAGON' BELT FITTINGS
QING DYNASTY, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
A RARE SET OF FOUR GILT-SILVER 'DRAGON' BELT FITTINGS QING DYNASTY, 18TH/19TH CENTURY Each circular fitting is chased with a frontal dragon embracing a flaming pearl amidst scrolling tendrils, encircled by a band

Lot #: 3354

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

Date: 28 May 2014

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A RARE CORAL AND PEARL-INSET GOLD TORQUE, LINGYUE

A RARE CORAL AND PEARL-INSET GOLD TORQUE, LINGYUE
QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)
A RARE CORAL AND PEARL-INSET GOLD TORQUE, LINGYUE QING DYNASTY (1644-1911) Finely woven with gold wires, its body divided into six sections inset with coral divided by pearl beads, the terminals confronting spheres forming

Lot #: 3355

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

Date: 28 May 2014