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Auction Description for Cheffins: The Oriental Sale
Viewing Notes:
Tuesday 25th March 10.00-17.00 Wednesday 26th March 10.00-18.00 Thursday 27th March 09.00-10.45

The Oriental Sale

by Cheffins


514 lots | 506 with images

March 27, 2014

Live Auction

Clifton House

1 & 2 Clifton Road

Cambridge, CB1 7EA United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1223 213343

Fax: +44 (0)1223 271949

Email: fine.art@cheffins.co.uk

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A pair of 19th century blue and white dishes,

Lot 1: A pair of 19th century blue and white dishes,

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Description: A pair of 19th century blue and white dishes, the circular rims with diamond diaper bands interrupted by pine alternating with butterfly vignettes and enclosing a bird, centrally to each, perched on a peony stem above a rock (2) (W) w: 40 cm

Condition Report: Both have some fritting to the rim and one has a rim chip

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A pair of early 20th century blue and white jars and covers,

Lot 2: A pair of early 20th century blue and white jars and covers,

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Description: A pair of early 20th century blue and white jars and covers, the baluster bodies painted with white cherry blossoms on a blue ground, four character marks of Kangxi (4) (W) h:27 cm

Condition Report: One jar has nibbling to the rim

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A late 18th/early 19th century mandarin palette mug,

Lot 3: A late 18th/early 19th century mandarin palette mug,

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Description: A late 18th/early 19th century mandarin palette mug, the cylindrical sides painted with figures in an interior watching two white rabbits play, the iron red leaf frames on a ground of gilt scrolling vine (W) h:11.50 cm

Condition Report: There is a bruise on the rim

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Ten 18th century and later plates,

Lot 4: Ten 18th century and later plates,

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Description: Ten 18th century and later plates, to include: four in blue and white, four in Imari palette and two famille rose, the largest (10) (D) w: 31 cm

Condition Report: Two of the blue and white plates are cracked and all have nibbled rims. Three of the Imari plates have hair cracks. Both of the famille rose plates have damage

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Nine 18th century and later tea bowls, two coffee cups, a saucer, a bowl and a Canton saucer,

Lot 5: Nine 18th century and later tea bowls, two coffee cups, a saucer, a bowl and a Canton saucer,

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Description: Nine 18th century and later tea bowls, two coffee cups, a saucer, a bowl and a Canton saucer, mainly painted with figures and flowers, a pair of the tea bowls with draped BB monograms (14) (D)

Condition Report: One of the tea bowls is without damage. One coffee cup is also without damage. There are cracks to the remainder.

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A Tang dynasty (untested) redware figure of a horse,

Lot 6: A Tang dynasty (untested) redware figure of a horse,

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Description: A Tang dynasty (untested) redware figure of a horse, the animal standing four square on a rectangular strap base, 12.5cm (4.75 in) high (R) The vendor purchased this horse from a LAPADA member as Tang in 1997

Condition Report: One corner of the rectangular strap base has been off together with the horse's hoof at that corner. This has been restored back. The horse's ears are chipped

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A provincial Ming blue and white jar

Lot 7: A provincial Ming blue and white jar

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Description: A provincial Ming blue and white jar painted with a ruyi lappet band on the shoulders below a short cylindrical neck, the ovoid body with scrolling foliage remaining on the degraded white slip ground, 14cm (5.5 in) high

Condition Report: The piece has been buried at some point of its life and the surface shows signs of an abrasive being used to remove aggregations

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Two 18th century Imari dishes,

Lot 8: Two 18th century Imari dishes,

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Description: Two 18th century Imari dishes, each similarly painted with cherry trees growing centrally amongst peonies, enclosed by four flower sprays on the rims, 30.5cm (12 in) and 28.5cm (11.25 in) diameter (2) (D)

Condition Report: The larger dish has star cracking within the footrim. The smaller has a rim chip

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An 18th century famille verte brush pot

Lot 9: An 18th century famille verte brush pot

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Description: An 18th century famille verte brush pot painted with Kui Xing, the blue bodied deity of examinations and literature standing on the head of a dragon, he holds a brush in one hand and an inkstone in the other, an inscription on the other of the cylindrical sides, 14cm (5.5 in) high

Condition Report: Good

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An 18th century famille verte brush pot,

Lot 10: An 18th century famille verte brush pot,

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Description: An 18th century famille verte brush pot, the cylindrical sides painted in iron red with Guandi watched by a child as he sits on a bench, the mother sewing to one side and looking on, 13cm (5 in) high

Condition Report: Some chipping on the foot and a star crack

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A 19th century brush pot,

Lot 11: A 19th century brush pot,

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Description: A 19th century brush pot, the cylindrical sides painted in overglaze blue with two scholars watched by an attendant as they play go, their faces picked out in natural tones, an inscription on the reverse side, 18cm (7 in) high

Condition Report: Good

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Two late 17th/early 18th century famille verte standing boys,

Lot 12: Two late 17th/early 18th century famille verte standing boys,

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Description: Two late 17th/early 18th century famille verte standing boys, each holding a vase to their chests with both hands, a smaller child clinging to each right leg, 34cm (13.5 in) and 32.5cm (12.75 in) high (2) (R)

Condition Report: The head has been off the smaller boy and restored back

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A 20th century hardwood framed famille rose plaque

Lot 13: A 20th century hardwood framed famille rose plaque

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Description: A 20th century hardwood framed famille rose plaque painted with Shoulao beneath a pine tree, he holds a peach given to him by a young lady wearing a wind blown scarf and holding a tray, inscribed in black and with two red seal marks, 37 x 24cm (14.5 x 9.5 in)

Condition Report: Good

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A late 19th/early 20th century famille noire vase, cover and wood stand,

Lot 14: A late 19th/early 20th century famille noire vase, cover and wood stand,

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Description: A late 19th/early 20th century famille noire vase, cover and wood stand, the baluster shape painted with exotic birds perched amongst cherry blossoms on the black ground, 39.5cm (15.5 in) high (3) (R)

Condition Report: The lid has been restored back together

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A 19th century jar and cover,

Lot 15: A 19th century jar and cover,

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Description: A 19th century jar and cover, the compressed spherical shape painted with yellow bird and flower reserves on a powder blue ground, 21cm (8.25 in) high (2)

Condition Report: Good

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A garniture of five late 19th century blue and white vases,

Lot 16: A garniture of five late 19th century blue and white vases,

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Description: A garniture of five late 19th century blue and white vases, each painted with dragons amongst flowers, six character marks of Kangxi, the yenyen shapes 30.5cm (12 in) high and the three baluster shapes 28cm (11 in) high (5)

Condition Report: Good

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A provincial Ming blue and white dish

Lot 17: A provincial Ming blue and white dish

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Description: A provincial Ming blue and white dish painted with a central figure standing below a willow tree, 18.5cm (7.25 in) diameter

Condition Report: Good

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A Yongzheng style wucai bottle vase

Lot 18: A Yongzheng style wucai bottle vase

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Description: A Yongzheng style wucai bottle vase painted on one side with the three friends, prunus, pine and bamboo, six character mark of Yongzheng, 11.5cm (4.5 in) high

Condition Report: Good

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A famille rose tea pot and cover

Lot 19: A famille rose tea pot and cover

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Description: A famille rose tea pot and cover painted with Buddhist precious objects below a band of fruiting vines and butterflies on the shoulders, seal mark of Tongzhi printed in red (2) (D)

Condition Report: The handle has been glued back and the cover is cracked

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A 20th century blue and white double gourd vase

Lot 20: A 20th century blue and white double gourd vase

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Description: A 20th century blue and white double gourd vase printed with butterflies, six character mark of Xianfeng, 22cm (8.75in) high, with a wood stand (2)

Condition Report: Good

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After Wang Qi, a wooden mounted table screen

Lot 21: After Wang Qi, a wooden mounted table screen

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Description: After Wang Qi, a wooden mounted table screen decorated with a lady seated with a basket of flowers below a pine tree, inscribed top left of the rectangular shape, 34 x 25cm (13.25 x 9.75 in)

Condition Report: Good

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After Wang Qi, Zushan, a wooden framed rectangular plaque

Lot 22: After Wang Qi, Zushan, a wooden framed rectangular plaque

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Description: After Wang Qi, Zushan, a wooden framed rectangular plaque painted with a scholar at his table looking at a child opening a blue sack below an inscription top left, 52 x 19cm (20.5 x 7.5 in)

Condition Report: Good

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A 20th century bowl bearing marks of Liu Yucen, Zushan,

Lot 23: A 20th century bowl bearing marks of Liu Yucen, Zushan,

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Description: A 20th century bowl bearing marks of Liu Yucen, Zushan, painted on one side with a bird perched on a branch in blossom and inscribed on the other, seal mark in red, 11cm (4.25 in) diameter

Condition Report: Good

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A pair of 20th century famille rose vases,

Lot 24: A pair of 20th century famille rose vases,

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Description: A pair of 20th century famille rose vases, the necks of the square sectioned baluster bodies with iron red mask and ring handles above sides with inscriptions alternating with mirror images of mothers with children, 31cm (12.25 in) high (2)

Condition Report: Good

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A geyao crackleware bowl, possibly 19th century,

Lot 25: A geyao crackleware bowl, possibly 19th century,

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Description: A geyao crackleware bowl, possibly 19th century, the exterior modelled as the petals of a lotus flower, the crackled lavender blue glaze over all, 12cm (8.75 in) diameter (D)

Condition Report: A chip has been glued back into one lobe of the rim

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A nest of provincial blue and white boxes, possibly 18th century,

Lot 26: A nest of provincial blue and white boxes, possibly 18th century,

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Description: A nest of provincial blue and white boxes, possibly 18th century, the cylindrical sides painted with figures below a canopy of leaves, the cover painted with a roundel of an equestrian figure, 10cm (4 in) diameter (4) (W)

Condition Report: One of the three box tiers has a chip from the foot. The cover has a chip fromk inside the rim

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A famille rose bowl,

Lot 27: A famille rose bowl,

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Description: A famille rose bowl, the exterior painted with warriors and others consulting before a dignitary seated within a pavlion, the slightly wavy rim with a gilt line, six character mark of Doaguang in red, 15cm (6 in) diameter

Condition Report: Good

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A turquoise green ground bottle vase

Lot 28: A turquoise green ground bottle vase

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Description: A turquoise green ground bottle vase painted on one side with five figures playing go below a pine tree, an iron red oval seal opposite for 'Eternal Fortune and Enduring Spring' and a three character mark to one side for 'Studio of Great Culture', the four character base mark 'Yong Qing Chang Chun', 41cm (16 in) high The present vase was bought by a Yorkshire man while working in Hong Kong in 1934. The inscriptions and style are typical of the porcelains made for the Dowager Empress Cixi's 60th birthday in 1894.

Condition Report: Good

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A late 19th century crackleware vase,

Lot 29: A late 19th century crackleware vase,

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Description: A late 19th century crackleware vase, the baluster shape painted with warriors above lappet band on the foot and diamond diaper on the shoulders, 30cm (11.75 in) high

Condition Report: This vase lacks its cover but is otherwise Ok

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A blue and white bottle vase,

Lot 30: A blue and white bottle vase,

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Description: A blue and white bottle vase, the spherical body painted with a boy on a buffalo holding a cherry branch as he rides below three birds heading towards a pine tree, two character mark beginning Clear or Pure, 16cm (6.25 in) high (D)

Condition Report: This has a hair crack in the rim

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A yao bian high fired bottle vase,

Lot 31: A yao bian high fired bottle vase,

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Description: A yao bian high fired bottle vase, the peach pink body streaked and speckled in bright red, commendation seal mark in underglaze blue, 25cm (9.75 in) high

Condition Report: Good

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A late 18th century blue and white bottle vase

Lot 32: A late 18th century blue and white bottle vase

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Description: A late 18th century blue and white bottle vase painted with a boat passing pavilions on islands, the rim with diamond diaper and corallite bands, 25.5cm (10 in) high (D)

Condition Report: This has a crack running 4cm or so from the rim

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'Hong Qi Sheng', a 20th century tea caddy, cover and a tea pot warmer,

Lot 33: 'Hong Qi Sheng', a 20th century tea caddy, cover and a tea pot warmer,

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Description: 'Hong Qi Sheng', a 20th century tea caddy, cover and a tea pot warmer, both with hexagonal sides bearing inscriptions in black, the caddy painted with brown birds and the warmer with famille rose figures, the latter with red seal mark, the former 16.5cm (6.5 in) high (3)

Condition Report: Some rubbing to the gilding otherwise good

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A Qianlong style celadon bowl and a later vase,

Lot 34: A Qianlong style celadon bowl and a later vase,

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Description: A Qianlong style celadon bowl and a later vase, the former with a ruyi lappet rim band above three branches of fruit moulded on a honeycomb ground, seal mark of Qianlong, 27cm (10.5 in) diameter, the vase of cong shape, the square sectioned sides with horizontal batons under a paler green glaze, six character mark of Guangxu in blue, 18.5cm (7.25) high (2)

Condition Report: Good

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A Qianlong style famille rose vase,

Lot 35: A Qianlong style famille rose vase,

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Description: A Qianlong style famille rose vase, three gilt iron red lug handles on the shoulders of a meiping shape painted with scholars playing go and discoursing in a bamboo glade, the rims with ruyi bands, seal mark of Qianlong in red, 38cm (15 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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A Qianlong style blue and white box and cover

Lot 36: A Qianlong style blue and white box and cover

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Description: A Qianlong style blue and white box and cover painted with dragons on a ground of clouds, the centre of the top with a three character inscription in a rectangular seal, Qianlong seal mark, 23cm (9 in) diameter (2)

Condition Report: Good

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A Qianlong style green ground bowl,

Lot 37: A Qianlong style green ground bowl,

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Description: A Qianlong style green ground bowl, the exterior of the ogee moulded sides painted with children at play, underglaze blue seal mark of Qianlong, 15cm (6 in) diameter

Condition Report: Good

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A Qianlong style bowl,

Lot 38: A Qianlong style bowl,

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Description: A Qianlong style bowl, the purple glaze of the exterior incised with bats amongst clouds, the interior turquoise, the rim with gilt line, four character mark in overglaze blue, 13cm (5 in) diameter

Condition Report: There is a glazed over nick to the rim

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A Kangxi style bowl,

Lot 39: A Kangxi style bowl,

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Description: A Kangxi style bowl, the squat baluster sides of the exterior with a powdered blue glaze, the rim and interior white, 10cm (4 in) diameter

Condition Report: Good

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A pair of 20th century famille rose bottle vases

Lot 40: A pair of 20th century famille rose bottle vases

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Description: A pair of 20th century famille rose bottle vases painted with mirror images of a mother seated below a tree while her child walks towards her, three character commendation marks, 14cm (5.5 in) high (2)

Condition Report: Good

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A Qianlong style wucai jar

Lot 41: A Qianlong style wucai jar

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Description: A Qianlong style wucai jar painted with children within a fenced garden playing, seal mark of Qianlong in underglaze blue, 9cm (3.5 in) high

Condition Report: Good

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A Yongzheng style yellow ground bottle vase,

Lot 42: A Yongzheng style yellow ground bottle vase,

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Description: A Yongzheng style yellow ground bottle vase, the slender neck with onion top, the body with even yellow glaze, six character mark of Yongzheng, 17cm (6.75 in) high

Condition Report: Good

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A Daoguang style square sectioned vase,

Lot 43: A Daoguang style square sectioned vase,

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Description: A Daoguang style square sectioned vase, the gilt iron red rim bands enclosing green floral painted panels to each side within yellow ground spandrels, seal mark of Doaguang, 10cm (4 in) high

Condition Report: Good

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A Yongzheng style famille rose bottle vase

Lot 44: A Yongzheng style famille rose bottle vase

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Description: A Yongzheng style famille rose bottle vase painted with a sage seated below a tree playing a guzheng, distant mountains beyond, the reverse with a Yongzheng commendation inscription, the base with overglaze blue four character mark of Yongzheng, 21cm (8.25 in) high

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A Kangxi style blue and white bottle vase,

Lot 45: A Kangxi style blue and white bottle vase,

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Description: A Kangxi style blue and white bottle vase, the vertically ribbed body painted with three roundels of single ladies in fenced gardens, the rims and shoulders with scrolling lotus bands, six character marks of Kangxi, 25.5cm (10 in) high

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A Yongzheng style bottle vase,

Lot 46: A Yongzheng style bottle vase,

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Description: A Yongzheng style bottle vase, the four panels of the body painted in green with phoenix roundels, lappets painted on the rims and shoulders, six character mark of Yongzheng, 23cm 99 in) high

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A Yixing tea pot and cover,

Lot 47: A Yixing tea pot and cover,

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Description: A Yixing tea pot and cover, the body modelled as a lotus leaf, the cover as a seed pod with six seeds loose within it, seal marks (2)

Condition Report: Good

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A pair of early 19th century style lion dog candlesticks,

Lot 48: A pair of early 19th century style lion dog candlesticks,

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Description: A pair of early 19th century style lion dog candlesticks, cash medallions strung around the necks of the reclining streaked orange dogs, their gold ground floral saddle cloths supporting the candle nozzles, 20cm (8 in) wide (2)

Condition Report: Good

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Two celadon bowls,

Lot 49: Two celadon bowls,

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Description: Two celadon bowls, both with crackled green glazes, one supported on three feet and applied with flower heads below the rim, 17.5cm (7 in) diameter, the other incised with central flower on the interior and lappet foot band on the exterior, 14.5cm (5.75 in) diameter (2) (W)

Condition Report: The smaller bowl has had a chip glued back into the rim

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A celadon arrow vase and a pale blue glazed vase,

Lot 50: A celadon arrow vase and a pale blue glazed vase,

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Description: A celadon arrow vase and a pale blue glazed vase, the tall neck of the first applied with cylindrical handles, 19.5cm (7.75 in) high, the tapering square sectioned sides of the second with indented rectangular panels, 21cm (8.25 in) high (2)

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