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Asian Art - Day 1

by Lempertz

Platinum House

522 lots | 499 with images

December 7, 2012

Live Auction

Neumarkt 3

Cologne, 50667 Germany

Phone: +49 221 92 572917

Fax: +49 221 92 57296

Email: info@lempertz.com

522 Lots
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A pair of cloisonné enamel vases. Late 19th/early 20th century

Lot 152: A pair of cloisonné enamel vases. Late 19th/early 20th century

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Description: A pair of cloisonné enamel vases of slender baluster shape with dragon-like handles, decorated on the body with the Three Friends of Winter on a blue ground and lozenges filled with flowers and cranes on a blue ground on the neck. Impressed marks De cheng. Very small dent with enamel losses. Late 19th/early 20th century.The marks on the present vases belong to a cloisonné enamel workshop in Beijing. A cloisonné enamel vase from Decheng workshop in the Palace Museum, Beijing, is illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum - 43 - Metal Bodied Enamel Ware, p. 175, no. 167. The pieces from this workshop are of very high quality and were often commissioned by the Palace. Height 44 cm

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A pair of cloisonné enamel cranes. 19th century

Lot 153: A pair of cloisonné enamel cranes. 19th century

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Description: A pair of cloisonné enamel cranes standing on a lotus leaf and with the stem of a lotus pod in their beaks. Minor damage. Late 19th century. Wooden stand. (2) Height without stand 33.7 cm

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Two cloisonné enamel boxes in shape of a hen. Around 1900

Lot 154: Two cloisonné enamel boxes in shape of a hen. Around 1900

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Description: Two cloisonné enamel boxes in shape of a hen looking backwards and a chicken on the removable back part. Around 1900. (2) Height without stand 14 cm

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A painted enamel teapot. 18th century

Lot 155: A painted enamel teapot. 18th century

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Description: A painted enamel teapot of square shape painted in the colours of famille rose with four scenes from a Chinese novel, and with scrolls on the shoulder, neck and the stiff handle. A blue dragon at the base. Restorations. 18th century. Height 17 cm

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A painted enamel teapot. 18th century

Lot 156: A painted enamel teapot. 18th century

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Description: A painted enamel teapot of square shape painted in the colours of famille rose with five female immortals on clouds riding over waves, and with scrolls on the shoulder, neck and the stiff handle. A blue flower spray at the base. Minor chips on the inside of the lid. 18th century. Height 16.7 cm

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A silver tea and coffee set. Early 20th century

Lot 157: A silver tea and coffee set. Early 20th century

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Description: A silver tea and coffee set engraved with bamboo on a stippled ground, consisting of a teapot, height 18,7 cm, 658 g; a small coffee pot, hinges damaged, height 13 cm, 301 g; sugar pot with lid, height 13,3 cm, 304 g and milk ewer, height 11,8 cm, 233 g. Early 20th century. (4)

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A silver box. Around 1900

Lot 158: A silver box. Around 1900

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Description: An eight-cornered silver box. In openwork repoussé mythical beast, butterfly and birds amidst flowers and leafy scrolls. Marked at the base Da fu. Weight 189 g. Around 1900. Height 5.8 cm; width 9.2 cm

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A silver footed bowl. Around 1900

Lot 159: A silver footed bowl. Around 1900

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Description: A silver footed bowl with two medallions and plum blossom branches alternating with bamboo in repoussé, and dragons in openwork at the rim. Around 1900. Stamped CS (Cumshing?) and Daji at the base. Weight 540 g. Height 12.3 cm; diameter 17.1 cm

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A Wang Hing silver box. Hong Kong. Early 20th century

Lot 160: A Wang Hing silver box. Hong Kong. Early 20th century

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Description: A Wang Hing silver box of rectangular shape; on the lid and the two long sides a running dragon in relief. Marked WH (Wang Hing), Tian and 90. Weight 672 g. Early 20th century. Height 7.5 cm; length 17.2 cm

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A silver page turner. Late 19th century

Lot 161: A silver page turner. Late 19th century

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Description: A silver page turner decorated in repoussé with flower spray. Restored. Weight 32 g. Late 19th century. Length 30.8 cm

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A Wang Hing silver bowl. Early 20th century.

Lot 162: A Wang Hing silver bowl. Early 20th century.

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Description: A Wang Hing silver bowl. In relief a long running dragon. Marked WH 90 und ...xing. Weight 407 g. Early 20th century. Height 8.4 cm; diameter 15 cm

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A small silver coffer. Late 19th century

Lot 163: A small silver coffer. Late 19th century

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Description: A small silver coffer with a rounded lid and a movable handle, decorated in repoussé with dragons amidst clouds. Engraved mark Jiuji Yinggen. Weight 668 g. Late 19th century. Height 8 cm without handle; length 14.7 cm

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A small knife in a silver scabbard. Around 1900

Lot 164: A small knife in a silver scabbard. Around 1900

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Description: A small knife with a silber handle and in a silver scabbard of octagonal cross section engraved with a deer underneath a pine and ornaments. A large ring for application to a belt. Around 1900. Length 16.2 cm

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A silver mirror and a tortoise shell snuff box. Around 1900.

Lot 165: A silver mirror and a tortoise shell snuff box. Around 1900.

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Description: A silver hand mirror, at the back with a phoenix and flowers in relief; a jade belt hook serves as a handle. Length 21,5 cm. In addition a tortoise shell snuff box, the lid and the sides of the lower part of silver with flowers, fruits and branches in translucent enamels. Height 3.4 cm; length 8.3 cm. (2)

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An ornamental silver and enamel lidded jar. Around 1900.

Lot 166: An ornamental silver and enamel lidded jar. Around 1900.

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Description: A silver footed and lidded jar decorated with birds on flowering branches in translucent enamels on a silver wire mesh ground; the splayed foot and the lid inset with corals and turquoises, the knob in shape of a bird, the handles in shape of phoenixes. Stamped Silver. Minor losses. Around 1900. Height 20 cm

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Lot 167: >>> Two cong. Stone

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Description: Two engraved cong, one squat of brown-green stone, spuriously dated Xuanhe (1119-1125), the other of beige-coloured mottled jasper. One wooden stand. (2) >>> Height 8.5 cm; 9.6 cm

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Finger citron. Jade. Qing Dynasty

Lot 168: Finger citron. Jade. Qing Dynasty

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Description: A whitish jade carving of a finger citron, the tips of the fingers lightly curled over and with leaves and a bat in relief on the body. A gnarled stem serves as a stand from which are growing a smaller fruit and a peach. A few rust-coloured inclusions. Qing dynasty. Length 12.8 cm

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Water pot. Rock crystal. Possibly Qianlong, Qing dynasty

Lot 169: Water pot. Rock crystal. Possibly Qianlong, Qing dynasty

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Description: A rock crystal water pot finely carved in the form of a plump, three-legged toad, the legs gently resting against his body. The large bulbous eyes, downturned mouth and dots decorating the body carved in low relief. Possibly Qianlong, Qing dynasty. Box. Height 3.9 cm

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Phoenix. Jade. 18th century

Lot 170: Phoenix. Jade. 18th century

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Description: A whitish jade carving of a phoenix standing on a pierced rock, its head turned to the left, a peony branch clasped in its beak, and its tail feathers hanging down. 18th century. Carved wooden stand. Height 8 cm

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Small lion-dog. Jade. Qing dynasty

Lot 171: Small lion-dog. Jade. Qing dynasty

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Description: A small, light green jade carving of a reclining, bearded lion-dog, the head turned to the right and the forked tail spread across its haunches. Continuous borehole through the mouth. Qing dynasty. Wooden stand. Length 5.3 cm

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Lion-dog. Jade. Qing dynasty

Lot 172: Lion-dog. Jade. Qing dynasty

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Description: Small brown and seladon-green carving of a lion-dog playing with a brocade ball. The fur is partly curled and the tail is laid on its back. Qing dynasty. Wooden stand. Length 5.3 cm

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Toggle. Jade. 18th/19th century

Lot 173: Toggle. Jade. 18th/19th century

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Description: A light grey-green jade toggle with black, white and rust-coloured inclusions, carved in the form of a large and a small peach hanging from a gnarled, leafy branch. To one side a bat with outstretched wings. 18th/19th century. Height 4.8 cm

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Knave. Jade. Ming dynasty

Lot 174: Knave. Jade. Ming dynasty

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Description: A celadon green jade carving of a knave, his gaze lowered, holding a vase with a peony blossom. Ming dynasty. Ormolu mount elegantly worked as flowering branches and bulrushes framing the figure on an ornate stand. France, 18th/19th century. Height incl. mount 13.5 cm

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Vase. Whitish jade. Qing dynasty

Lot 175: Vase. Whitish jade. Qing dynasty

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Description: A small, whitish jade vase in archaic form, on the back of a phoenix. The feathers curled up along the vase, and down to the foot. Damaged. Qing dynasty. Wooden stand. Height 10.2 cm

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Small dish. Jade. Qing dynasty

Lot 176: Small dish. Jade. Qing dynasty

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Description: A small dish of dark green, mottled jade, simply carved with a slightly everted liprim and on a low footrim. Qing dynasty. Diameter 11.1 cm

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Small vase. Jadeite. 19th/20th century

Lot 177: Small vase. Jadeite. 19th/20th century

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Description: A small lidded vase of light green, flecked jadeite in archaistic form, with ring handles, and decorated in relief on the body with two qilins and on the lid with a dragon, all breathing amber-coloured clouds of smoke. 19th/20th century. Wooden stand. Height 11.8 cm

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Two plaques. Jade

Lot 178: Two plaques. Jade

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Description: Two rectangular whitish jade placques each carved in openwork with a dragon and various auspicious symbols such as bats, lotus and lingzhi. One wooden stand. 5.6 x 6.1 cm; 5 x 6.4 cm.

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Three belt-hooks. Jade

Lot 180: Three belt-hooks. Jade

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Description: Three light green jade belt-hooks of slightly convex form and with dragon head hooks. Variously decorated with carved flowers, a dragon and spirals. The reverse with a round knob. (3) Length 8.4 cm; 7.5 cm; 7.6 cm

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Belt hook. Jadeite

Lot 181: Belt hook. Jadeite

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Description: An apple-green and light green jadeite belt hook decorated in openwork with writhing dragons each with a lingzhi branch in the mouth. The hook carved as a dragon head. A round button on the underside. Length 9.8 cm

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Archer's ring. Jade. Qing dynasty

Lot 182: Archer's ring. Jade. Qing dynasty

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Description: A finely polished, spinach-green jade archer's ring with black inclusions, engraved with an imperial poem between key-fret borders. Signed and sealed Qianlong. Qing dynasty. Height 2.7 cm.

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Two seals. Soapstone

Lot 183: Two seals. Soapstone

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Description: Two soapstone seals of irregular form decorated in low relief, one with a scholar riding beneath a tree and figures in a boat and sealed: ''grass pavillion (between) the ten li of plum blossoms'', and the other with chrysanthemum flowers and sealed: ''(I) cannot surpass the ordinariness''. (2) Height 6.3 cm; 6 cm

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Carving. Soapstone. Qing Zeit

Lot 184: Carving. Soapstone. Qing Zeit

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Description: An irregularly shaped pebble of honey-coloured soapstone finely carved in low relief with a scholar and assistant walking through a wooded, rocky landscape towards huts. Qing dynasty. Circa 6.2 x 3.5 cm

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Five belt hooks. Jade. Qing dynasty and later

Lot 185: Five belt hooks. Jade. Qing dynasty and later

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Description: Five white, dark green and russet jade belt hooks, all carved in openwork with a creeping dragon, the hook in the form of a dragon head, and with a round button to the underside. Qing dynasty and later. (5) Length 7.5 to13.7 cm

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Six belt hooks. Jade. Qing dynasty and later

Lot 186: Six belt hooks. Jade. Qing dynasty and later

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Description: Six white, dark green and russet jade belt hooks, all carved in openwork with a creeping dragon, the hook in the form of a dragon head, and with a round button to the underside. Qing dynasty and later. (6) Length 7.8 bis 14 cm

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Seated Guanyin. Soapstone. 18th century

Lot 187: Seated Guanyin. Soapstone. 18th century

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Description: A beige soapstone carving of a seated Guanyin in long, engraved robes, holding a scroll. Restored. 18th century. Wooden stand. Height 12.4 cm

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Zhong Kui. Soapstone. Qing dynasty

Lot 188: Zhong Kui. Soapstone. Qing dynasty

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Description: A green-brown soapstone carving of the mythological figure of Zhong Kui, standing in richly decorated robes, under which he hides a sword. His right hand points towards a small luohan sitting calmly at his feet. Qing dynasty. Height 24 cm

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Ritual vessel. Soapstone. 19th/20th century

Lot 189: Ritual vessel. Soapstone. 19th/20th century

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Description: A brown and honey-coloured soapstone rhyton-vessel, the rim in the form of a four-petalled blossom, surrounded by plum branches with numerous blossoms and buds. 19th/20th century. Height 24.3 cm

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Five seals. Soapstone. Qing dynasty or later

Lot 190: Five seals. Soapstone. Qing dynasty or later

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Description: Five beige and honey-coloured soapstone collector's seals for calligraphy and painting. a) In the form of bamboo. H 4.3 cm. b) A young boy with a vase sitting on a rocky ledge. H 6 cm. c) A lion-dog seated on a high pedestal. With six character inscription. H 5,3 cm. d) Square, with two seals, one with a poem about mountain and sea landscapes. H 2,6 cm. e) Rectangular, engraved on the top with three characters. H 3,2 cm. Qing dynasty or later. (5)

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Two seals. Soapstone. 19th/20th century

Lot 191: Two seals. Soapstone. 19th/20th century

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Description: Two soapstone seals: one of high rectangular form engraved with probably the first lines of the Shiguwen. Seal to the base: Chen Liu Xijing (official Liu Xijing). Damaged. A second of oval cross-section and dated: Guangxu er nian tu zuo (made in the 2. year of the era Guangxu (1876)). 19th/20th century. (2) Height 8.5 cm; 8 cm

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Seal. Soapstone. Possibly Qi Baishi (1864 - 1957)

Lot 192: Seal. Soapstone. Possibly Qi Baishi (1864 - 1957)

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Description: A beige soapstone seal finely carved with a crouching dragon, the horns and bifurcated tail curling around the body. Inscription on one side: 'Baishi shanren' (mountain man Qi Baishi) and sealed: 'zhi . . . qiao liu shui ming . . . yu . . . '. Possibly Qi Baishi. Height 3.1 cm

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Dragon toggle. Jade

Lot 193: Dragon toggle. Jade

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Description: A beige and dark brown toggle in the form of a coiled dragon above clouds. Boreholes. Wooden stand. Length 5.5 cm

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Five seals. Soapstone. 19th/20th century

Lot 194: Five seals. Soapstone. 19th/20th century

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Description: Five seals, four of beige and brown soapstone: carved to the top with a crouching dragon on an oval pedestal and an inscription with a carver's signature; with Shoulao, deer and bats in a pine forest, cyclically dated renwu (1882/1942); a dragon with a lingzhi branch curling towards a flaming pearl; carved with lotus flowers and leaves. One further seal of black soapstone with a long inscription. 19th/20th century. (5) Height 6.7 cm; 8 cm; 11.5 cm; 8 cm; 7.8 cm

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Six seals. Soapstone. Qing dynasty and later

Lot 195: Six seals. Soapstone. Qing dynasty and later

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Description: Six soapstone seals of various types carved with an ox and young, a phoenix, clouds, a standing ox, an elephant and one with engraved inscriptions. Qing dynasty and later. (6) Height 5.3 cm; 5.7 cm; 8.3 cm; 8.1 cm; 7.6 cm; 4.9 cm

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A black and red lacquered circular lidded box. 19th century

Lot 196: A black and red lacquered circular lidded box. 19th century

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Description: The medallion in the centre of the domed lid showing a black lacquered scene with a scholar and his attendant in a landscape setting on a red lacquered ground. The rims lined with metal. The inside and the bottom lacquered black. 19th century. Height 7,4 cm; diameter 12,4 cm

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A carved red lacquer circular box. 18th/19th century

Lot 197: A carved red lacquer circular box. 18th/19th century

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Description: The flat lid with two figures sitting under trees in a landscape setting. The sides with concentric squares. The inside and bottom laquered black. 18th/19th century. Height 4.8 cm; diameter 9.4 cm

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A red lacquer five-lobed box. 18th century

Lot 198: A red lacquer five-lobed box. 18th century

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Description: The lid decorated on a three-patterned surface with playing children on a terrace with a pavilion nearby a lake. Across the terrace another two children playing at the water's edge. The sides decorated with flowers. The inside and the bottom lacquered black. Damaged. 18th century. Height 4.5 cm; diameter 10.1 cm

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A large circular carved polychrome lacquer box. 18th century

Lot 199: A large circular carved polychrome lacquer box. 18th century

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Description: High globular shape on a straight footrim. Red lacquer on a green cloud pattern and an ochre ground. In the centre of the lid a five-clawed dragon in clouds. The sides of the box and lid each showing four dragons chasing a flaming pearl. The inside and the bottom black lacquered. Old restorations. 18th century. Height 21,6 cm; diameter 27,6 cm

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Wall board. Wood and lacquer. Late 19th century

Lot 200: Wall board. Wood and lacquer. Late 19th century

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Description: The narrow board decorated in gold with four dragons chasing flaming pearls on a black lacquered ground. The three shelf areas with hinges. Minor cracks. Late 19th century. Height 56 cm; length 21,3 cm

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A bamboo brushwasher

Lot 201: A bamboo brushwasher

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Description: An oval bamboo brush washer in shape of a pond with a dragon's head and a crab inside; clouds on the outside rim. Height 3 cm; width 13.3 cm

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A bamboo brush washer

Lot 202: A bamboo brush washer

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Description: A bamboo brush washer in shape of a melon with branches and vines, leaves, two smaller melons and two spiders on the rim. Height 5.8 cm; length 15 cm

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