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Auction Description for Dreweatts: Asian Ceramics & Works of Art
Viewing Notes:
Saturday 22nd June 2013 9.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. Monday 24th June 2013 9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. Tuesday 25th June 2013 8.30a.m. - 4.30 p.m. Wednesday 26th June 2013 From 8.30 a.m.
Sale Notes:
www.invaluable.com/dreweatts1759 for Live! Sales, or www.dnfa.com/donnington

Asian Ceramics & Works of Art

(291 Lots)

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury


291 lots | 290 with images

June 26, 2013

Live Auction

Donnington Priory

Donnington

Newbury, RG14 2JE United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1635 553553

Fax: +44 (0)1635 553599

Email: donnington@dnfa.com

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A Chinese scroll painting of fish, colour on

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Description: A Chinese scroll painting of fish, colour on paper, image 130cm high, 20th century

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A Chinese wood kang table, with square, moulded

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Description: A Chinese wood kang table, with square, moulded legs, scroll feet, 44cm high, 103cm wide, 51cm deep, 20th century Please note: the estimates are now £200-£300 paper catalogue is incorrect

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Description: PLEASE NOTE THIS LOT HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN

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A pair of Chinese paintings in inks and colours on

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Description: A pair of Chinese paintings in inks and colours on sized silk, each depicting exotic goldfish beside flowering lotuses and peonies, with inscription and seals, within a rosewood frame, dimensions overall 62.2cm x 40.2cm, 19th century; a modern teabrick, framed and glazed. Provenance: The property of a gentleman.

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A set of four paintings of Chinese scenes, each of

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Description: A set of four paintings of Chinese scenes, each of rectangular form being gouache on paper or card, and each showing shipping and river scenes, reputedly near 'Sooch'ow' and 'Ningp'o', each 25.5cm x 18cm, mid-late 19th century

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A small Chinese silver vase decorated with floral

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Description: A small Chinese silver vase decorated with floral scrolls, a small Indian silver vase, similarly decorated, both 19th century, both 4cm diameter, and a Chinese cinnabar lacquer box decorated with blooming flowers, 16cm long, 20th century

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A Canton enamel saucer dish of deep, circular form

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Description: A Canton enamel saucer dish of deep, circular form decorated in typical palette with a central reserve of a butterfly above a display of flowers including chrysanthemum, roses, peaches, a finger citron and others, all within concentric bands of scrolling flowers, bats and clouds on a diaper ground, the exterior with further scrolling foliage on a yellow ground, the base yellow bearing a long-tailed phoenix, 16.2cm diameter, 18th/19th century. Provenance: The property of a gentleman.

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A pair of cloisonné enamel moon flasks of typical

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Description: A pair of cloisonné enamel moon flasks of typical compressed circular form resting on a spreading foot and rising to a cylindrical neck, decorated on a blue ground with lotus flowers surrounding a stylised yin-yang symbol, the foot with a floral band, the mouth with a band of lappets, 30.2cm high, 19th century

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A cloisonné enamel tray of rounded rectangular

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Description: A cloisonné enamel tray of rounded rectangular form decorated with a pair of Manchurian cranes amid peonies within a band of stylised flower heads and formal lotus devices, all on a blue ground, the reverse white with scrolling ferns, 22cm long; a cloisonné enamel cigarette box of rounded form, the body with a band of lotus flowers and pods on a black ground between keyfret bands, the brass top cast with a bat and fish relief motif, 7.9cm high; both 20th century

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A pair of Chinese bronze altar sticks, each formed

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Description: A pair of Chinese bronze altar sticks, each formed of a tripod stand of animal mask and paw legs supporting an archaistic baluster vase, itself supporting a large lotus leaf upon which is a further vase and lotus leaf, 55.4cm high, 19th/20th century

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A Chinese bronze cloisonné vessel modelled after

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Description: A Chinese bronze cloisonné vessel modelled after an archaistic gong vessel prototype, with a pear shaped body, applied with flanges down the four sides and animal sheaped cover, decorated with taotie masks on a turquoise ground, 31cm high, 20th century

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A Chinese bronze censer of lobed body raised atop

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Description: A Chinese bronze censer of lobed body raised atop three squat legs, 12cm diameter, 19th/20th century

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Two cushions of oblong form, 43cm and 39cm long,

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Description: Two cushions of oblong form, 43cm and 39cm long, and six Southeast Asian silver fittings of octagonal, rectangular and circular form, all decorated with relief floral and geometric designs, 8cm long and 7.5cm diameter, 20th century. Provenance: The property of a lady. ;

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A Chinese Export silver tea pot, the hexagonal

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Description: A Chinese Export silver tea pot, the hexagonal body decorated with relief designs of figures amid landscape settings, the curved spout with swirling scrolls, the slightly domed cover surmounted by a lotus bud finial, 13cm high, early 20th century. Provenance: The property of a lady.

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A Peranakhan silver set comprising three covered

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Description: A Peranakhan silver set comprising three covered boxes, a lime box, all bearing intricate relief designs of floral scrolls, and a betel nut cracker, within a lacquer box of rectangular form painted with designs of blooming flowers all around, 24cm long. Provenance: The property of a lady.

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A Peranakhan silver set comprising two covered

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Description: A Peranakhan silver set comprising two covered boxes, an open container, a lime box, all bearing intricate relief designs of floral scrolls, and a betel nut cutter, within a lacquer box of rectangular form painted with designs of blooming flowers all around, 26cm long. Provenance: The property of a lady.

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A cloisonné enamel incense burner and cover, the

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Description: A cloisonné enamel incense burner and cover, the globular body supported on three columnar legs with gilt copper animal-head terminals, the shoulder with Dog of Fo and ring handles and a continuous band of gilt metal motifs, the cylindrical neck set with gilt metal flowerheads, the domed cover with a gilded rim and reticulated knop with a flange of loose dragons pursuing pearls, the base set with a gilt metal four-character seal of Qianlong, height 23.8cm, 18th/19th century. Provenance: The property of a gentleman.

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A large Chinese cloisonné moon flask, decorated to

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Description: A large Chinese cloisonné moon flask, decorated to the compressed sides with large blooming peonies and other small blooms amid an abundant foliage ground foliage, applied with bronze dragon handles flanking the bulbous neck, 58.4cm high, adapted to a lamp base, 19th century. Provenance: From a private art collection in London.

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Two small Chinese Canton famille rose vases with

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Description: Two small Chinese Canton famille rose vases with foliate rim, decorated in overglaze enamels with figures in interior settings, flower and bird subjects and floral scrolls, 18cm high, 19th century. Provenance: The property of a lady.

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A Chinese Canton enamel box and cover of circular

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Description: A Chinese Canton enamel box and cover of circular form, decorated with ladies and attendants amid trees and rockworks, the sides with shaped panels of flowers surrounded by scrolling lotus design, red enamel six-character mark of Qianlong, 7.5cm diameter, 20th century

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Two Chinese cloisonné enamel bowls with inverted

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Description: Two Chinese cloisonné enamel bowls with inverted mouth and globular body decorated with flying horses amid stylised 'Three Friends of Winter', all within a foliate band and upright lotus petals, 13.5cm diameter, late 19th/early 20th century; a cloisonné enamel box of rectangular shape, with hinged lid decorated with blossoming prunus branches, 19.3cm long

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A South East Asian carved and stained hardwood

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Description: A South East Asian carved and stained hardwood model of a recumbent water buffalo, naturalistically portrayed with inset bone eyes and actual horns, 21cm high, 62cm long, early 20th century

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A South East Asian carved and stained hardwood

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Description: A South East Asian carved and stained hardwood model of a recumbent water buffalo, with inset bone eyes and actual horns, 17cm high, 50cm long, early 20th century

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A Chinese wood sculpture of Guanyin sitting on a

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Description: A Chinese wood sculpture of Guanyin sitting on a rocky outcrop with one knee raised, dressed in long, loose robes and wearing a diadem, covered in gesso and paint, approximately 46cm high, possibly Yuan dynasty; with wood base and display case glazed to all four sides

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A Chinese root wood carving of Li Tieguai, the

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Description: A Chinese root wood carving of Li Tieguai, the immortal standing amid ruyi fungi, with scraggy beard, hair held by a band, holding a sceptre in his left hand, 37cm high, 19th/20th century

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A large Chinese bamboo libation cup of typical

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Description: A large Chinese bamboo libation cup of typical conical form deeply carved in relief with flowers and foliage and polished to a rich honey colour, 11.2cm high, 19th century or later

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A Chinese hardwood figure of Liu Hai, the

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Description: A Chinese hardwood figure of Liu Hai, the long-haired, bare-chested legendary figure stands laughing, a string of cash hangs from his right hand, his left holds his sash, his three-legged toad jumps up to the cash, 25.2cm high, 20th century

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A Large Bamboo Brush Pot of typical cylindrical

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Description: A Large Bamboo Brush Pot of typical cylindrical form deeply carved with numerous deities and mythical figures with their attributes amid pines and rockwork beneath a stylised sky, the reverse with a calligraphic inscription in relief, fitted with a separate, darker rim and base, height 23.2cm, possibly of recent manufacture

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A Chinese wood sculpture of a reclining buffalo,

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Description: A Chinese wood sculpture of a reclining buffalo, the animal lying with its legs folded beneath it, its head turned back to its left, a boy oxherd sits on its back controlling the rope through its nose, teeth inlaid in bone, eyes inlaid in glass, 33.2cm long, late 19th/early 20th century; with fitted wood stand

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A small Chinese openwork bamboo mountaincarved in

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Description: A small Chinese openwork bamboo mountaincarved in high relief with a standing scholar set before a rocky boulder surrounded by pine trees, 14.5cm long, 19th century

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A Chinese zitan box, of rectangular shape, with

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Description: A Chinese zitan box, of rectangular shape, with sliding lid carved with designs of two confronting dragons amids scrolling clouds, 37cm long and 4.5cm high

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A Chinese brush pot of hexagonal form, in a black

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Description: A Chinese brush pot of hexagonal form, in a black hardwood resembling zitan, 12.5cm high

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Three Chinese gilded wood relief panels depicting

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Description: Three Chinese gilded wood relief panels depicting figures amidst elaborate architectural settings, 43cm, 63cm and 65cm high, 20th century. Provenance: The property of a lady.

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A Chinese buffalo horn libation cup, the vessel

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Description: A Chinese buffalo horn libation cup, the vessel moulded and carved to the exterior with lotus leaves and flowers, the base carved as one whole leaf, the interior chased with veins, 13cm x 10cm, 19th/20th century

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A Chinese Export tortoise shell and silver

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Description: A Chinese Export tortoise shell and silver filigree fan finely carved with designs of figures amidst architectural buildings and natural landscapes, with original lacquer box, 40cm long, 19th century. Provenance: The property of a lady.

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A quantity of ivory and bone items including a

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Description: A quantity of ivory and bone items including a Cantonese carved ivory fan, a Chinese ivory page turner, a European ivory whistle carved as a dog's head, a Japanese ivory figure of a farmer, and sundry others

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A Chinese Canton ivory three-tier food box of

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Description: A Chinese Canton ivory three-tier food box of square section, each side and the cover pierced and carved with genre scenes and floral reserves against foliate grounds, the overhead handle, ribs and knop carved in relief with floral sprigs and formal designs, 34cm high, 19th/20th century

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A Chinese Export ivory card case, of typical

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Description: A Chinese Export ivory card case, of typical rectangular form vigorously carved all over with scenes of figures amid trees and architectural buildings, 9cm high, 19th century

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A Chinese ivory figure of Cao Guojiu, the immortal

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Description: A Chinese ivory figure of Cao Guojiu, the immortal dressed in a long, voluminous robe and wears a court cap, his hands raised before him hold a tablet, 32cm high, Ming style but later

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A Chinese horn libation cup of archaic influence,

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Description: A Chinese horn libation cup of archaic influence, modelled as a rhyton carved with chilong and resting on the back of a winged mythical beast, 12.2cm high, modern

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A Chinese Export ivory dice shaker of cylindrical

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Description: A Chinese Export ivory dice shaker of cylindrical form carved to either side with a lobed panel carved with a typical genre scene of figures amid trees and buildings, 8.5cm high; two carved ivory counter boxes, each of circular form with domed cover and typically carved in high relief, each containing eight mother-of-pearl counters, 3.8cm diameter; a soapstone group of monkeys, 11.5cm high; and a modern magnifying glass, 19th/20th century

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A Chinese Export ivory box of rectangular form,

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Description: A Chinese Export ivory box of rectangular form, the cover and sides pierced and carved with birds and plants against a reticulated ground, the whole raised on four animal mask legs, 7.4cm x 5.2cm x 4.8cm, 20th century

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A Chinese gourd cricket cage of waisted

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Description: A Chinese gourd cricket cage of waisted cylindrical form decorated with a fisherman on a river winding between pine-clad banks in a mountainous landscape, the neck with a wood collar and domed cover set with a reticulated tortoishell top decorated with butterflies and flowers, the base with a four character seal, 20.2cm long

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A Chinese opium pipe, the sectional bone stem

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Description: A Chinese opium pipe, the sectional bone stem chased with deities and other figures in a landscape, the stamped pewter saddle with legendary figures, the Yixing pottery bowl of flattened circular form decorated around the outside with a diaper pattern, 49.2cm long, 19th century

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A Chinese wood stand modelled as a throne, the

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Description: A Chinese wood stand modelled as a throne, the sides and back pierced and carved with stylised dragons and lotus, and set with carved ivory panels of dragons and birds, the seat raised on bracket feet with bat supports, 15.8cm wide x 13cm high, 20th century

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A Chinese ivory brush pot of oval section deeply

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Description: A Chinese ivory brush pot of oval section deeply pierced and carved with a profusion of dragons amid clouds, all on a diaper ground, the rim rounded with a dentilated border, with fitted wood stand, 21.5cm high, 19th century

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A Chinese eating set, the wood holder carved with

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Description: A Chinese eating set, the wood holder carved with floral scrolls, with two ivory chopsticks, 30cm long, early 20th century

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A Chinese Export ivory and red stained ivory

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Description: A Chinese Export ivory and red stained ivory chess-set; a collection of twenty-three mother-of-pearl gaming counters, variously engraved,19th/early 20th century

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A Chinese Export fan, the paper blade painted in

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Description: A Chinese Export fan, the paper blade painted in gouache with a palatial scene of dignitaries, their families and servants both inside and outside an extensive building with broad landscape vistas beyond, 45cm wide, with original black lacquered and gilded box vividly painted with figures amid architectural settings, within scrolling bands of fruits, flowers and insects, 33cm long. Provenance: The property of a gentleman.

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Two Chinese lacquer boxes for fans gilded with

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Description: Two Chinese lacquer boxes for fans gilded with genre scenes, 31cm long, 19th century, and two bone and ivory European fans, 19.5cm and 24cm high, 19th century

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