TWO-DAY AUCTION - Fine Chinese Art / 中國藝術集珍 / Buddhism & Hinduism

Galerie Zacke
Mariahilferstr. 112 /1/10
1070 Wien
Austria
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Date of the auction: 15.10.2021

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A RARE CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL ‘DING CAULDRON’ TRIPOD CENSER, MING DYNASTY...

China, 16th century. The hemispherical bowl raised on three curved, blade-form legs, the flat everted rim with two upright loop handles, the sides finely enameled to the exterior in tones of Jingtai blue, red, yellow, white, and green with stylized chrysanthemum and lotus sprays, all against a

Lot #: 1

Estimate: €3,000

Date: 15 Oct 2021

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A PAIR OF CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL CANDLESTICKS, QIANLONG PERIOD 乾隆時期一對銅胎掐絲琺琅纏枝蓮紋燭臺...

China, 1736-1795. Decorated in brilliant polychrome enamels against a bright turquoise ground with lotus blossoms surrounded by leafy scrolling vines as well as archaistic motifs, framed by bands of ruyi-heads, stylized scroll, and stiff leaves. The top of the bell-shaped base with a band of lappets

Lot #: 2

Estimate: €10,000

Date: 15 Oct 2021

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A RARE CLOISONNÉ AND CHAMPLÉVE ENAMEL BUDDHIST EMBLEM, QIANLONG PERIOD...

China, 1736-1795. The emblem in the form of the three jewels (triratna) within a burning flame is supported on a superbly enameled lotus flower borne on a gilt-bronze stem with scrolling leaves rising from a gilt-bronze-ribboned double-gourd vase enameled with lotus sprays and flowerheads, above the

Lot #: 3

Estimate: €8,000

Date: 15 Oct 2021

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BRONZE CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL VASE, FANG GU, YONGZHENG TO QIANLONG PERIOD...

China, 18th century. Of square section, the exterior superbly decorated with archaistic motifs repeated in mirror image on each facet, including three taotie masks on the middle section, pendent plantain leaves on the splayed foot, and confronting phoenixes forming an image reminiscent of taotie to

Lot #: 4

Estimate: €15,000

Date: 15 Oct 2021

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BRONZE CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL TRAY, QIANLONG PERIOD 乾隆時期鎏金掐絲琺琅盤...

China, 1736-1795. Of rectangular form, the broad rim with canted corners, the interior with a hexagonal diapered pattern with rosettes, the inner rim with a similar diapered pattern but of overlapping circles, with scrolls to the corners, the exterior rim with lotus flowerheads and scrolling vines

Lot #: 5

Estimate: €1,500

Date: 15 Oct 2021

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BRONZE CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL ‘DRAGON’ DISH, QING DYNASTY 清代大型鎏金掐絲琺琅五龍戲珠盤...

China, first half of 19th century. Enameled to the interior with a central roundel enclosing a fierce dragon writhing around a flaming pearl amid scrolling clouds against a black ground, surrounded by four evenly spaced dragons divided by flaming pearls against a turquoise ground, all below a

Lot #: 6

Estimate: €1,000

Date: 15 Oct 2021

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† A CLOISONNÉ PANEL, INSCRIBED WITH A POEM BY THE QIANLONG EMPEROR...

China, Qing dynasty (1644-1912). The panel is finely enameled with a pair of pheasants standing on blue rocks surrounded by narcissus in the foreground and camellias, wintersweet prunus, nandina, and podocarpus rising from behind, all below a gilt poem by the Qianlong Emperor alluding to the scene

Lot #: 7

Estimate: €15,000

Date: 15 Oct 2021

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TIED’ BALUSTER VASE, ATTRIBUTED TO THE IMPERIAL WORKSHOPS, QIANLONG PERIOD...

China, 1736-1795. Finely decorated with lotus flowers growing from scrolling vines, with an elaborate ruyi-lappet band above the foot, a ruyi-head band to the shoulder, and a scrolling floral band at the neck, all reserved against a sky-blue ground. The vase is literally wrapped in a gilt and

Lot #: 8

Estimate: €1,500

Date: 15 Oct 2021

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A PAIR OF CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL FIGURES OF QILIN, QING DYNASTY 清代一對景泰藍麒麟...

China, 18th-19th century. Each standing foursquare on stout legs with gilt hooves and raised head, jaws open revealing gilt tongue and rows of teeth flanked by sharp fangs. Further decorated with long gilt whiskers swept back under the gilt horns, the furry eyebrows raised above the eyes and the

Lot #: 9

Estimate: €3,000

Date: 15 Oct 2021

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A CHAMPLEVÉ ENAMEL ‘BUDDHA’S HAND’ RUYI SCEPTER, QING DYNASTY 清代鏨胎琺瑯多子多福如意...

China, 18th century. Cast in openwork with an arched gilt-bronze shaft resembling a gnarled leafy branch and a head in the form of two finger citrons, known as ‘Buddha’s hand’ in Chinese, decorated in champlevé enamels graduating from lime-green to yellow next to gilt bronze leaves. Provenance

Lot #: 10

Estimate: €6,000

Date: 15 Oct 2021

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† A CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL BOTTLE VASE, MING DYNASTY 明代掐絲琺琅纏枝長頸瓶...

China, 1368-1644. The compressed bulbous body rising from a slightly spreading foot to a slender flared neck. Enameled overall with colorful chrysanthemum flowerheads surrounded by leafy scrolling vines, all between a lappet border at the base and ruyi containing flowerheads below the rim

Lot #: 11

Estimate: €1,500

Date: 15 Oct 2021

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A PAIR OF GILT BRONZE AND CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL FIGURES OF CRANES, QING DYNASTY...

China, first half of the 19th century. Each naturalistically modeled standing, the iron-red crested head raised on a long and graceful arched neck, the body in white with wing and tail feathers highlighted in black and polychrome enamel, the legs and beak gilt. Provenance: Collection of Eirik

Lot #: 12

Estimate: €2,000

Date: 15 Oct 2021

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COPPER REPOUSSÉ LUOHAN, QIANLONG MARK AND PERIOD 乾隆款與年代鎏金銅锤揲琺琅羅漢...

China, 1736-1795. Modeled with an emaciated face showing a grimacing smile, wearing a turquoise-enameled ample robe hemmed with floral scroll and decorated with a dragon and phoenix amid swirling clouds. The back with an enameled four-character mark Qianlong nianzhi within a square against a

Lot #: 13

Estimate: €1,000

Date: 15 Oct 2021

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BRONZE CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL ‘DUCK’ CENSER AND COVERS, LATE QING DYNASTY...

China, 19th to early 20th century. Each modeled in the form of a recumbent duck with an elegant S-shaped neck, decorated with archaistic scroll, hook-patterns, and birds, the wings in the form of removable covers, the gilt bronze legs with webbed feet. (2) Provenance: Belgian private collection

Lot #: 14

Estimate: €1,000

Date: 15 Oct 2021

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INSET HARDWOOD STAND, LATE QING TO REPUBLIC 清末民初銅胎掐絲琺琅纏枝花卉圓凳...

China, late 19th to first half of 20th century. The top inset with a circular cloisonné plaque enameled with a central medallion enclosing a flowerhead amid leafy vines, all surrounded by lotus blossoms and scrolling vines. Provenance: From a Dutch private collection. Condition: Good condition with

Lot #: 15

Estimate: €1,000

Date: 15 Oct 2021

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† A LOBED ENAMEL ON COPPER TEAPOT, QING DYNASTY 清代銅胎畫琺瑯開光茶壺...

China, 1644-1912. The octalobed teapot with gilt rims, the gilt handle and spout issuing from fierce dragon heads, neatly incised. The body finely painted in stippled enamels with shaped medallions bearing figural scenes as well as flowers and butterflies, divided by borders of scrolling vines and

Lot #: 16

Estimate: €15,000

Date: 15 Oct 2021

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A CANTON ENAMEL ‘MOUNTAIN PAVILION’ EWER AND COVER, QING DYNASTY...

China, late 18th to mid-19th century. The handle and spout in the form of a towering mountain surmounted by a pavilion with an ice-crack decorated base and bud-shaped gilt-bronze finial, all painted in bright enamels and with gilt-bronze rims and lining. Provenance: Danish private collection

Lot #: 17

Estimate: €6,000

Date: 15 Oct 2021

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OVERLAY YELLOW GLASS BOTTLE VASE, QIANLONG MARK AND PERIOD 乾隆款及年代黃料套紅長頸瓶...

China, 1736-1795. The compressed globular body and tall neck are carved through the semi-transparent ruby-red outer layer to the translucent lemon-yellow body with an immortal holding a crutch and peach in his hands and riding a qilin on a bridge, flanked by a pine and a willow and surrounded by

Lot #: 18

Estimate: €1,500

Date: 15 Oct 2021

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QING 清代中期黃地套紅料“八吉祥“玻璃瓶

China, 18th century. The heavy, thick-walled vase is carved through the red outer layer to the golden-yellow body with the Eight Buddhist Emblems (bajjixiang) – Pair of Fish, Victory Banner, Wheel of Dharma, Parasol, Lotus, Endless Knot, Treasure Vase, and Conch Shell. The waisted neck with a band

Lot #: 19

Estimate: €800

Date: 15 Oct 2021

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AN AMBER GLASS MINIATURE BOTTLE VASE, TONGZHI MARK AND PERIOD 同治款及年代琥珀色小瓶...

China, 1862-1874. The compressed globular body rising from a short foot carved with lappets to a gently waisted neck incised with a key-fret band at the top. The transparent glass of elegant amber color. The recessed base with a wheel-cut four-character mark Tongzhi nianzhi and of the period

Lot #: 20

Estimate: €600

Date: 15 Oct 2021

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A BLUE OVERLAY WHITE GLASS BOTTLE VASE, GUANGXU MARK AND PERIOD...

China, 1875-1908. The compressed globular body rising from a short splayed foot to a tall cylindrical neck, the translucent sapphire-blue layer carved through the opaque white ground with shaped medallions, three each to body and neck, enclosing various floral sprays. The slightly recessed base with

Lot #: 21

Estimate: €1,200

Date: 15 Oct 2021

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A ‘MANDARIN DUCK’ SILVER BOX AND COVER, TANG DYNASTY 唐代“鴛鴦戲荷塘”銀蓋盒...

China, 618-907. Both sides of the convex box are finely chased, the cover with a mandarin duck perched atop a flowering lotus pod and the base with a roaring lion, surrounded by foliate scrolls, the upright sides with further leafy scroll, all on a ring-punched ground. Provenance: Lempertz, Cologne

Lot #: 22

Estimate: €10,000

Date: 15 Oct 2021

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A SILVER REPOUSSÉ QUATREFOIL BOWL, MING DYNASTY 明代四瓣捶揲銀碗

China, 1368-1644, or possibly earlier. The flared body rising from an oval foot rim, the sides divided into four lobes by raised lines. Decorated to the center in repoussé with a pair of mythical birds flying amidst scrolling vines, their long tail feathers trailing behind them. The details

Lot #: 23

Estimate: €1,000

Date: 15 Oct 2021

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A ‘PRUNUS’ SILVER PRESENTATION VASE, WANG HING, LATE QING DYNASTY...

China, Canton or Hong Kong, c. 1890. The body is finely chased and embossed with gnarled angular prunus branches with many blossoms and buds against an ice-crack ground, all below a foliate border at the shoulder. Inscriptions: To the underside, ‘HW’ (for Wang Hing), ‘90’ (silver fineness), and

Lot #: 24

Estimate: €1,500

Date: 15 Oct 2021

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A PAIR OF RETICULATED SILVER CANDLESTICKS, WANG HING, LATE QING DYNASTY...

China, Canton or Hong Kong, late 19th century. Each supported on a stepped square base decorated with prunus branches against a densely stippled ground. The reticulated column with a fierce coiled dragon amid ruyi-shaped clouds, the flaming pearl serving as a space for engraving. The candle cups are

Lot #: 25

Estimate: €1,000

Date: 15 Oct 2021

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A CHINESE SILVER TRIPOD BOWL, WANG HING, LATE QING DYNASTY 清末宏興款三足銀碗...

China, Canton or Hong Kong, second half of 19th century. The six-lobed bowl supported on three elaborately crafted dragon-form feet, the fierce beasts with open mouths revealing tongue and teeth as well as bulging eyes, incised mane, and dense scales. Inscriptions: To the underside, ‘WH’ (for Wang

Lot #: 26

Estimate: €1,500

Date: 15 Oct 2021

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A SET OF ELEVEN GILT SILVER REPOUSSÉ HEADDRESS ORNAMENTS, QING OR EARLIER...

China, 1644-1912 or earlier. Comprising three larger and eight smaller headdress ornaments. Finely chased and pierced, the smaller ornaments depict the Eight Immortals while the larger ornaments depict the Sanxing, the three Star Gods Fu, Lu, and Shou. The Daoist immortals depicted include Shoulao

Lot #: 27

Estimate: €3,000

Date: 15 Oct 2021

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PART GOLD REPOUSSÉ BELT, TANG TO LIAO DYNASTY 唐至遼代锤揲金帶飾,由十三部分組成...

China, 618-1125. The central oval plaque with a phoenix within a foliate reserve against a ring-punched ground. The two flanking rounded rectangular plaques each with a butterfly beside a similar reserve enclosing a dancing figure and flanked to the other side by two rosettes. The other plaques of

Lot #: 28

Estimate: €8,000

Date: 15 Oct 2021

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TACK ORNAMENTS, MING OR EARLIER 明代或更早一組十件鎏金銀锤揲馬釘飾物...

China, 1368-1644 or earlier. Finely punched, incised and pierced in the form of leonine mythical beast masks with fierce expressions marked by bulging eyes, flared nostrils, and scrolling manes, some with inlaid movable parts, such as eyebrows and tongues – and one with a sword in its mouth – in

Lot #: 29

Estimate: €4,000

Date: 15 Oct 2021

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A RARE AGATE ‘RECUMBENT HARE’ PEBBLE, SONG TO EARLY MING DYNASTY...

China, 13th-15th century. The superbly polished, translucent stone of a cream color with amber-brown shadings, alternating fingerprints and bands of white, gray, caramel, ochre, and brown veins. The interior of the stone with crystalline striations. The stone is minimally carved, masterfully

Lot #: 30

Estimate: €5,000

Date: 15 Oct 2021