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Fine Asian Art & Antiques

by Kaminski Auctions


538 lots with images

January 19, 2014

Live Auction

117 Elliott St.

Beverly, MA, 01915 USA

Phone: 978-927-2223

Fax: 978-927-2228

538 Lots
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Chinese Qing Bronze Censer

Lot 7001: Chinese Qing Bronze Censer

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Description: Gilt bronze censer, China, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), on tripod feet, Xuande mark on base, 5î h.

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Chinese 18th C. Gilt Bronze Buddha

Lot 7002: Chinese 18th C. Gilt Bronze Buddha

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Description: Gilt bronze Buddha, China, 18th century, hands in Dharmachakra mudra, seated in lotus position on a double lotus base, 7 7/8" h.

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Chinese Early 20th C. Bronze Censer

Lot 7003: Chinese Early 20th C. Bronze Censer

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Description: Shallow round bronze censer, China, early 20th century, on tripod feet with two handles on either side, the base carved with dragons surrounding a Xuande mark, 6 3/4" dia.

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Chinese Bronze Buddha

Lot 7004: Chinese Bronze Buddha

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Description: Bronze figure of Buddha, China, 15î h.

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Tibetan Lama Figure

Lot 7005: Tibetan Lama Figure

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Description: A rare bronze figure of a 'Bon' Lama Tibet, 18th century with carved Tibetan character on back. 19î x 9 3/4î x 7î. Provenance: -Private MA Collector

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Chinese 20th C. Famille Rose Square Vases

Lot 7006: Chinese 20th C. Famille Rose Square Vases

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Description: Pair of famille rose square vases, China, early 20th century, having mask and ring handles at the sides, depicting a pair of songbirds on a branch above chrysanthemums, a single songbird on the reverse, signed Liu Xiren, 12 1/2" h. Provenance: -Private New England Collector

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Chinese Qianlong Blue Porcelain Bowl

Lot 7007: Chinese Qianlong Blue Porcelain Bowl

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Description: Light blue glazed porcelain bowl, China, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period (1736-1795), with six character Qianlong mark on base, on a carved hardwood stand, 3" x 5 3/4".

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Chinese Famille Rose Bowl

Lot 7008: Chinese Famille Rose Bowl

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Description: Famille rose bowl, China, decorated with a view of a landscape, Guangxu mark on base, 8".

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Chinese Export Porcelain Bowl

Lot 7009: Chinese Export Porcelain Bowl

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Description: Porcelain bowl, China, made for export, decorated with scenes from a Chinese Qing Dynasty officer's life, 16" dia.

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Chinese 19th C. Blue and White Fish Tank

Lot 7010: Chinese 19th C. Blue and White Fish Tank

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Description: Blue and white fish tank, China, 19th century, decorated with shou characters, auspicious bats and flowers, 9" x 14".

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Chinese Huanghuali Altar Table

Lot 7011: Chinese Huanghuali Altar Table

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Description: Carved huanghuali wood altar table, China, 34" x 15 3/4" x 72".

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Chinese Pair of W Huanghuali Folding Chairs

Lot 7012: Chinese Pair of W Huanghuali Folding Chairs

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Description: Pair of huanghuali wood folding chairs, China, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), 48î x 24 1/2î x 19î.

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Chinese Huanghuali Wood Chairs

Lot 7013: Chinese Huanghuali Wood Chairs

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Description: Pair of huanghuali wood chairs, China, 44" x 20 1/2" x 24".

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Chinese Huanghuali Wood Cabinet

Lot 7014: Chinese Huanghuali Wood Cabinet

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Description: Huanghuali wood cabinet, China, 71î x 39î x 13 3/4î.

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Chinese Huanghuali Wood Cabinet

Lot 7015: Chinese Huanghuali Wood Cabinet

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Description: Huanghuali wood cabinet, China, 71î x 39î x 13 3/4î.

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Chinese Huanghuali Wood Stool

Lot 7016: Chinese Huanghuali Wood Stool

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Description: Huanghuali wood stool, China, 19î x 46î x 15î.

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Chinese Jade Fang Gu Vase. Qing (1644-1911)

Lot 7017: Chinese Jade Fang Gu Vase. Qing (1644-1911)

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Description: Carved with a fluted and squared rim, decorated with archaic designs. The vase is rendered from a fine material having consistent color and a fine polish overall even continuing to interior where the vase is well hollowed and finished. 6 7/8" high (7.5" incl Stand) Provenance: -Private Collection -Collection of the Braude family New England Compare: A similar jade vase is illustrated from the collection of the National Museum Of History in Taiwan. Published and exhibited in association with The Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana, California; The Houston Museum of Natural Science. Plate 95

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Chinese Antique Jade Bowl Qianlong Period(1735-1

Lot 7018: Chinese Antique Jade Bowl Qianlong Period(1735-1

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Description: Antique Chinese jade alms bowl from the period of Qianlong 1735-1795. Decorated with a band of raised archaic motifs and nicely polished throughout,4 1/2" Dia. Provenance: -From a private collection -Previously Gabriel Lucas Fine Jewelry, Montreal, acquired before 1970. Notes: Bowl will ring with a beautiful sound if struck delicately with your finger

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White Jade Lock Bat & Peaches. Qing (1644-1911)

Lot 7019: White Jade Lock Bat & Peaches. Qing (1644-1911)

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Description: White jade lock, China, carved with two peaches and a bat, the lower carved piece rotates to fit neatly inside the upper part, 2" x 3 1/2" Provenance: -From a private collection -Previously Gabriel Lucas Fine Jewelry, Montreal, acquired before 1970.

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Antique Chinese White Jade Figure. Qianlong (1735-1795)

Lot 7020: Antique Chinese White Jade Figure. Qianlong (1735-1795)

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Description: Mutton fat white jade figure, Qianlong (1735-1795). Carved as a figure holding a duck and a sprig of fruit across back, 2 5/8" (3 1/4" on stand). Provenance: -From a private collection -Previously Gabriel Lucas Fine Jewelry, Montreal, acquired before 1970.

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Antique Chinese White Jade Figure Qing 1644-1911

Lot 7021: Antique Chinese White Jade Figure Qing 1644-1911

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Description: Antique Chinese White Jade Figure Qing 1644-1911 Carved in fine mutton fat white jade as a figure of a woman and child each holding peaches in their hands all on a wood stand. 5 1/4", (6 1/8" on stand). Provenance: -From a private collection -Previously Gabriel Lucas Fine Jewelry, Montreal, acquired before 1970.

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Large White Jade Mounted Belt Hook. Qing (1644-1911)

Lot 7022: Large White Jade Mounted Belt Hook. Qing (1644-1911)

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Description: Large White Jade Belt Hook as Sterling Letter Opener. The large jade hook carved as confronting dragons in high relief, sterling silver mounted as a letter opener. The sterling silver mounts marked Carl Poul Petersen (1895-1977), Silversmith, Montreal. (jade 5.25") 11 Ωî L. Provenance: -From a private collection -Previously Gabriel Lucas Fine Jewelry, Montreal, acquired before 1970. Notes: Jade Belt Hook is unusually large. Carl Poul Petersen is one of the four engravers who worked on the Stanley Cup. The Stanley Cup is the championship trophy awarded annually to the National Hockey League (NHL) playoff winner after the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Finals.

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Antique Chinese Large Celadon Jade Belt Hook Qing

Lot 7023: Antique Chinese Large Celadon Jade Belt Hook Qing

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Description: Chinese Celadon Jade Belt Hook, Qing (1644-1913). The hook carved as confronting dragons carved in high relief, 5 1/4" l. Provenance: -Private Collection

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Antique Chinese Jade Belt Hook, Stand. Qing (1644-1911)

Lot 7024: Antique Chinese Jade Belt Hook, Stand. Qing (1644-1911)

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Description: Antique Chinese jade belt hook Qing (1644-1911). The belt hook carved as confronting dragons carved in high relief. mounted on a western wood stand, 3 3/4", stand 7 1/4". Provenance: -From a private collection -Previously Gabriel Lucas Fine Jewelry, Montreal, acquired before 1970.

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Monumental Carved Chinese White Jade Censer, Qing.

Lot 7025: Monumental Carved Chinese White Jade Censer, Qing.

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Description: Important and Monumental White Jade Censer, Qing 1644-1911) Description: Tripod censer of unusually large proportions. Finial a lion, ribbon and ball motif in elaborate openwork carving. Lid and body decorated with an archaic motif, handles carved with animal heads and hanging rings. Each handle as a lion with curled tufts of hair extending broadly towards the body, giving the handles a broad presence. The stone of white or pale celadon color. Large spinach green jade stand, carved with a ribbed design. Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Censer 12" across handles, on stand 11 1/2" H. Provenance: -Private Collector (letter of Provenance included) -Personal Collection of Mr Simon Kriger. Compare: Related censer from the National Museum of History, Taiwan, exhibition Jade: Ching Dynasty Treasures, Taipei, 1997, no. 80; Another related censer: The Splendor of Jade. Four Thousand Years of the Art of Chinese Jade Carving, New York, 1974, pl. 36; another Stanley Charles Nott, A Catalogue of Rare Chinese Jade Carvings, Palm Beach, 1940, no. 125. Notes: Simon Kriger b. 1900 in the Russian ÈmigrÈ community in Harbin, China and lived as an investment banker in the French Concession of Shanghai until political events lead him to move to America with his family. Residing in Washington D.C. from 1938 onwards he founded ìThe Asian Cultural Exchange Foundationî an organization who's focus was to promote cultural exchange between Asia and the United States. He was known to the Freer and Smithsonian Collections having donated objects and is also noted for owning and lending for exhibition an 83 foot scroll painting by artist ìLang Shi Ningî (Giuseppe Castiglione). Kriger exhibited items from his personal collection at various Universities. Simon Kriger had a distinguished shop specializing in Asian art only steps from the White House in Washington D.C. A special few were invited to the second floor to see his ìJade Vaultî where he kept his most prized jades. The present censer remained in Mr. Kriger's possession until it was acquired by Mr. S. A. in 1970s (letter of provenance included with lot) Although other jade censers such as this are known, this appears to be the largest in size to come to market for sale publicly.

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Antique Chinese White Jade Pendant. Qing (1644-1911)

Lot 7026: Antique Chinese White Jade Pendant. Qing (1644-1911)

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Description: Antique white jade pendant carved as a chime. Qing Period (1644-1911) China. A twin goldfish motif and a shou symbol all on western carved wood stand, 3 7/8". Provenance: -From a private collection -Previously Gabriel Lucas Fine Jewelry, Montreal, acquired before 1970.

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Antique Chinese Jade Dragon Pendant. Qing (1644-1911)

Lot 7027: Antique Chinese Jade Dragon Pendant. Qing (1644-1911)

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Description: Antique Chinese white jade pendant, Qing (1644-1911) China. Carved with a dragon, and two incised characters on the reverse, 1 3/4" l. Provenance: -From a private collection -Previously Gabriel Lucas Fine Jewelry, Montreal, acquired before 1970.

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Antique Chinese Mounted Jade Belt Hook. Qing 1644-1911

Lot 7028: Antique Chinese Mounted Jade Belt Hook. Qing 1644-1911

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Description: White jade belt hook, Qing (1644-1911) China, 3 3/8", mounted on a metal knife blade, 9 1/2" l. Provenance: -From a private collection -Previously Gabriel Lucas Fine Jewelry, Montreal, acquired before 1970.

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Chinese Square Famille Rose Vases

Lot 7029: Chinese Square Famille Rose Vases

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Description: Pair of famille rose square vases, China, Tongzhi Period (1862-1874), with foo lion head handles, decorated with a wedding story, 22 1/4".

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Chinese Large Famille Rose Bottle Vase

Lot 7030: Chinese Large Famille Rose Bottle Vase

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Description: Large famille rose bottle vase, China, decorated with nine dragons, 20 1/2".

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Chinese 19th C. Pair of Famille Rose Bowls

Lot 7031: Chinese 19th C. Pair of Famille Rose Bowls

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Description: Pair of famille rose porcelain bowls, China, 19th century, with a central shou character and motifs of bats and peaches, 6 3/4î.

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Chinese Guan Glazed Porcelain Censer

Lot 7032: Chinese Guan Glazed Porcelain Censer

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Description: Guan crackle glazed porcelain censer, China, on tripod feet, Qianlong mark on base, 3 1/2î x 6î.

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Chinese Export Bowl

Lot 7033: Chinese Export Bowl

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Description: Export famille rose porcelain bowl, China, the interior decorated with children taking part in a procession, the exterior with a bamboo motif, 3 1/2" h x 11" dia.

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Chinese Gilt Blue Vase

Lot 7034: Chinese Gilt Blue Vase

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Description: Cloudy blue glazed porcelain vase, China, Qing Qianlong period, with a long slim bamboo form neck, the body decorated with gilt dragon roundels, follow the original silk cover box. 7 1/4" h. Provenance: Private Massachusetts Collector.

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Chinese Blue and White Brush Pot

Lot 7035: Chinese Blue and White Brush Pot

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Description: Blue and white brush pot, China, Guangxu period, decorated with a landscape, eight character mark on base, 8î x 8 1/2î.

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Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Bowl

Lot 7036: Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Bowl

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Description: Famille rose porcelain bowl, China, decorated with flying dragons and waves, Guangxu mark, 10 3/4î.

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Chinese Large Rare Famille Verte Vase

Lot 7037: Chinese Large Rare Famille Verte Vase

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Description: Large and rare famille verte porcelain vase, China, 19th century, decorated with scenes from the story of the Three Kingdoms, 26" h.

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Chinese 18th C. Blue and White Jar

Lot 7038: Chinese 18th C. Blue and White Jar

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Description: Blue and white jar, China, 18th century, in the form of a stool, lotus flower motif and wave design, Qianlong mark on base, 11" h.

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Chinese Ming Blue and White Plate

Lot 7039: Chinese Ming Blue and White Plate

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Description: Blue and white plate, China, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), with a lotus flower motif, Painted to the centre of the interior with a bouquet of lotus flowers, leaves, a seed-pod, sagittaria and aquatic plants tied with a bowed ribbon, encircled by three concentric rings below a composite floral scroll of thirteen flowerheads including pairs of chrysanthemum, lotus, peony, rose, hibiscus, camellia, and a single pomegranate flower beneath classic scroll at the rim 13î dia.

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Chinese Famille Verte Plate

Lot 7040: Chinese Famille Verte Plate

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Description: Famille verte plate, China, decorated with a war narrative, Kangxi mark on base, 20" dia.

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Chinese Blanc-de-Chine Figure

Lot 7041: Chinese Blanc-de-Chine Figure

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Description: Blanc-de-Chine porcelain figure of a seated Ming officer, China, 13î h. Provenance: Connecticut Estate Sale.

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Chinese Kangxi Porcelain Brush Washer

Lot 7042: Chinese Kangxi Porcelain Brush Washer

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Description: Porcelain brush washer, China, Kangxi Period (1662-1722), decorated with the hundred shou character motif, on carved hardwood stand, 10" x 6".

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Chinese Scroll Paintings

Lot 7043: Chinese Scroll Paintings

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Description: Four scroll paintings, China, late 19th/early 20th century, depicting battle scenes, watercolor on silk, 48" l x 13" w. Provenance: From the family of Lawrence Mead, co-director of the International Student Association of Greater Boston was born in 1888. He joined the International YMCA in 1912, after graduating from Princeton University. In 1913 he was sent to China to teach English, and subsequently spent much of his life living in Beijing, returning from time to time to the U.S. He joined the faculty of Yenching University, where he taught English and acted as a photographer for the University. During their years in China, Meadís wife Eleanor worked for an outlet for womenís handiwork called Gung-Chang, and sent their products to the U.S. for sale.

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Chinese Watercolor Painting

Lot 7044: Chinese Watercolor Painting

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Description: Scroll painting, China, watercolor on paper, of a landscape scene, signed Shen Zhou, 53" x 26".

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Chinese Watercolor Painting

Lot 7045: Chinese Watercolor Painting

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Description: Scroll painting, China, watercolor on paper, of a duck in a river, signed Bada Shan Ren, 34" x 12 1/2".

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Chinese Scroll Painting

Lot 7046: Chinese Scroll Painting

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Description: Scroll painting, China, of a pair of birds perched on a branch, watercolor on paper, 38" l x 15" w. Provenance: From the family of Lawrence Mead, co-director of the International Student Association of Greater Boston was born in 1888. He joined the International YMCA in 1912, after graduating from Princeton University. In 1913 he was sent to China to teach English, and subsequently spent much of his life living in Beijing, returning from time to time to the U.S. He joined the faculty of Yenching University, where he taught English and acted as a photographer for the University. During their years in China, Meadís wife Eleanor worked for an outlet for womenís handiwork called Gung-Chang, and sent their products to the U.S. for sale.

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Chinese Scroll Painting

Lot 7047: Chinese Scroll Painting

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Description: Scroll painting, China, watercolor on paper. Provenance: From the family of Lawrence Mead, co-director of the International Student Association of Greater Boston was born in 1888. He joined the International YMCA in 1912, after graduating from Princeton University. In 1913 he was sent to China to teach English, and subsequently spent much of his life living in Beijing, returning from time to time to the U.S. He joined the faculty of Yenching University, where he taught English and acted as a photographer for the University. During their years in China, Meadís wife Eleanor worked for an outlet for womenís handiwork called Gung-Chang, and sent their products to the U.S. for sale.

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Chinese Watercolor Painting

Lot 7048: Chinese Watercolor Painting

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Description: Scroll painting, China, watercolor on paper, of a rabbit with cabbage and a radish, signed Liu Jiyou, 50" x 22 1/2".

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Chinese Calligraphy Paintings

Lot 7049: Chinese Calligraphy Paintings

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Description: Pair of calligraphy paintings, China, signed Shi Lu (Wang Ying, 1946-?), student of Li Ku Chan, 69" x 16" framed.

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Chinese Watercolor Painting

Lot 7050: Chinese Watercolor Painting

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Description: Scroll painting, China, watercolor on paper, a cat under a grape tree, signed Wang Xuetao, 39" x 13".

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