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Auction Description for Wichita Auctioneers: Fine Chinese Works Of Art
Viewing Notes:
Preview Dates: May 15th - 17th from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

Fine Chinese Works Of Art

by Wichita Auctioneers


290 lots with images

May 18, 2014

Live Auction

22 W 38 St 4 th Floor

New York, NY, 10018 USA

Phone: 212-221-3700

Fax: 212-221-5397

Email: info@wichitaauctioneers.com

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A CELADON-GLAZED  'HILL' CENSER AND COVER, BOSHANLU

Lot 1: A CELADON-GLAZED 'HILL' CENSER AND COVER, BOSHANLU

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Description: The censer in the shape of a mountain, often called a hill jar, or 'boshan lu', a burner in the shape of the "universal mountain". Around the sides animals (tiger, chimera, etc.) prowl through a hilly landscape. Covered with a lead green glaze, now partly iridescent from exposure, it rests on three bear-shaped feet. Lid composed of mountain peaks, in a series of ranges.

Condition Report: Age discolored, warped and chipped.

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TWO CARVED DEHUA LIBATION CUPS

Lot 2: TWO CARVED DEHUA LIBATION CUPS

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Description: The Libation cup decorated with two dragon heads by a pine tree, covered in a rich transparent glaze.

Condition Report: Age discolored, tiny chips on base.

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A SMALL FAMILLE-ROSE VASE.

Lot 3: A SMALL FAMILLE-ROSE VASE.

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Description: The pear-shaped body surmounted by a slender neck rising to a flared mouth, Painted with flowers.

Condition Report: Age discolored, pits in glaze.

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A FAMILLE-ROSE 'FISH' VASE

Lot 4: A FAMILLE-ROSE 'FISH' VASE

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Description: The vase is of wide pear- shaped, the external is decorated with gray and orange fishes surrounded by green seaweed on a white background. The vase is supported by a round wooden imperial design base. The base of the vase is decorated with four orange Chinese characters.

Condition Report: Age discolored.

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A YELLOW-GROUND WUCAI VASE

Lot 5: A YELLOW-GROUND WUCAI VASE

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Description: Painted with flower and dragons from a ruyi band at the shoulder, the neck with stiff-leaf tips.

Condition Report: Age discolored, tiny chips on top rim, hairline cracks in glaze on the bottom.

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A FAMILLE-ROSE DOUBLE-GOURD 'FIGURE' VASE

Lot 6: A FAMILLE-ROSE DOUBLE-GOURD 'FIGURE' VASE

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Description: painted in the flower and figures.

Condition Report: Age discolored, worn, chips in base, hairline cracks on top rim.

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A SMALL FAMILLE-ROSE VASE.

Lot 7: A SMALL FAMILLE-ROSE VASE.

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Description: decorated with scholar's objects and flowers, apocryphal underglaze blue four character Qianlong mark to base

Condition Report: Age discolored and worn.

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A CORAL-GROUND INCISED 'DRAGON' DISH

Lot 8: A CORAL-GROUND INCISED 'DRAGON' DISH

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Description: The dish has rounded sides, and is decorated in the interior in iron-red with a five-clawed dragon leaping amidst blue ruyi clouds and flame scrolls in pursuit of a flaming pearl. A similar frieze of two dragons is on the exterior.

Condition Report: Age discolored and worn.

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A BLUE AND WHITE 'FIGURE' TABLE SCREEN

Lot 9: A BLUE AND WHITE 'FIGURE' TABLE SCREEN

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Description: Painted with three scholars ,the reverse in landscape scene.

Condition Report: Age discolored and hairline cracks.

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A BLUE AND WHITE 'FIGURE' VASE

Lot 10: A BLUE AND WHITE 'FIGURE' VASE

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Description: of mallet shape form, the body of ovoid globular form with a cylindrical neck slightly flaring at the top, the decoration in brilliant cobalt underglaze blue, with a continuous scene of court figures in a rocky landscape with a plantain tree and rocks.

Condition Report: Tiny pits in glaze.

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A BLUE AND WHITE 'LOTUS' BOWL

Lot 11: A BLUE AND WHITE 'LOTUS' BOWL

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Description: with underglaze cobalt blue and white with a lotus bouquet in the middle, surrounded by a lotus scroll and further karakusa scroll, lotus scroll and meander border on the outside.

Condition Report: Age discolored, worn, tiny chips on top rim.

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A LARGE WUCAI JAR

Lot 12: A LARGE WUCAI JAR

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Description: wucai transitional lidded jar painted with one phoenix and two birds amidst scrolling prunus flowers a. The baluster shaped porcelain jar stands on a narrow rounded unglazed flat foot with a narrow funnel shaped neck and slightly everted rim. The jar is hand decorated in shades of red, green, yellow and brown with two phoenix birds in flight set amidst scrolling prunus flowers with underglazed blue lines around the top and bottom edges of the jar.

Condition Report: Age discolored and worn.

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TWO FAMILLE-ROSE PORCELAIN FISHES

Lot 13: TWO FAMILLE-ROSE PORCELAIN FISHES

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Description: In shape of fishs painted in black and pink gilted .

Condition Report: One fin is broken on front of grey.

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A BLUE AND WHITE TEAPOT

Lot 14: A BLUE AND WHITE TEAPOT

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Description: the body of painted with two scenes lakeside vista, the cover with a fruit finial.

Condition Report: Age discolored and worn.

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A BLUE AND WHITE 'FIGURE' VASE

Lot 15: A BLUE AND WHITE 'FIGURE' VASE

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Description: of baluster form decorated in underglaze boat with fishman and scholars , in a stylised garden scene with pine, a plantain tree and rocks, the bottom with two blue line circles and the foot with two concentric circles in underglaze blue.

Condition Report: Age discolored, large chip on base, hole drilled on the bottom, chips on top rim.

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A FAMILLE-ROSE 'BAT' BOTTLE VASE

Lot 16: A FAMILLE-ROSE 'BAT' BOTTLE VASE

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Description: Decorated to the well-rounded sides and slender neck with iron-red bats amongst polychrome clouds, the shoulder with a band of iron-red and gilt 'shou' characters amongst scrolling lotus.

Condition Report: Age discolored.

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A SMALL WUCAI JAR

Lot 17: A SMALL WUCAI JAR

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Description: painted in polychrome enamels with four five-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls amongst cloud scrolls.

Condition Report: Age discolored.

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A FAMILLE-ROSE 'BAJIXIANG' DISH

Lot 18: A FAMILLE-ROSE 'BAJIXIANG' DISH

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Description: The somewhat raised center is decorated in pale lime-green enamel with a flower head encircled by linked foliate scroll, a gilt double line border and the Eight ribbon-tied Buddhist Emblems (bajixiang) below a ruyi border. The exterior is decorated with three different scrolling flower sprays.

Condition Report: Age discolored.

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A FAMILLE-ROSE BRUSHPOT

Lot 19: A FAMILLE-ROSE BRUSHPOT

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Description: of cylindrical shape, the whole body finely painted with a distant landscape depicting a coastal mountainous scene.

Condition Report: Age discolored.

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A LARGE TURQUOISE FAMILLE-ROSE CENSER AND STAND

Lot 20: A LARGE TURQUOISE FAMILLE-ROSE CENSER AND STAND

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Description: Of compressed globular form, with upright S-scroll strap handles and supported by three cabriole legs, decorated with broad bands of lotus scrolls interspersed with ribbon-tied Buddhist emblems, between borders of linked ruyi-heads and key-fret, in a single line along the front of the galleried rim, the underside with a central flower head surrounded by a pink enamelled floral scroll,with six character mark.

Condition Report: Age discolored, bubbles in glaze finish on the bottom.

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A YELLOW-GROUND INCISED 'DRAGON ' VASE

Lot 21: A YELLOW-GROUND INCISED 'DRAGON ' VASE

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Description: The ovoid body and neck incised with a large five-clawed dragon racing amidst clouds and flames in pursuit of a flaming pearl above a band of wind-tossed waves.

Condition Report: Age discolored.

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A CELADON-GLAZED VASE

Lot 22: A CELADON-GLAZED VASE

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Description: the shoulder with a pair of elephant-head handles suspending fixed rings, covered overall with a bluish-green glaze.

Condition Report: Age discolored, one ring has been broken and repaired.

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A SMALL COPPER-GLAZED JAR

Lot 23: A SMALL COPPER-GLAZED JAR

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Description: The compressed globular body applied with a copper red Langyao glaze that has fired to a pale tone except at the bottom where the glaze has turned a rich hue of congealed blood.

Condition Report: Bubbles in glaze finish on base.

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A LARGE WHITE ENAMEL TURQUOISE-GLAZED VASE

Lot 24: A LARGE WHITE ENAMEL TURQUOISE-GLAZED VASE

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Description: Supported on a slightly splayed foot, covered in a vibrant turquoise glaze thinning at the rim,the main body with a continuous design of stylized scrolling lotus above a band of repeating lotus panels and floral scrolling, the shoulder with bands of trefoil cloud collar design, stylized scrolling flowers and key fret, the neck with a band of plantain leaves below a further trefoil collar design and breaking waves, the base with a Qianlong seal mark.

Condition Report: Age discolored.

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A IRON-RED AND BLUE-WHITE 'DRAGON' VASE WITH HANDLES

Lot 25: A IRON-RED AND BLUE-WHITE 'DRAGON' VASE WITH HANDLES

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Description: decorated with Iron Red Dragon on Blue Wave Pattern Ground Shaped Oval Base. With two Handles.

Condition Report: Age discolored.

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A PAIR BLUE AND WHITE CUPS

Lot 26: A PAIR BLUE AND WHITE CUPS

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Description: Each delicately potted of deep U-shape with flared rim and a short straight foot, painted on one side with a different flower ,the flowers representing the twelve months, the reverse inscribed with a different poem relating to the flower on the front,six character mark on base.

Condition Report: Age discolored, one has tiny chip on top rim.

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A IRON-RED AND BLUE-WHITE  DISH

Lot 27: A IRON-RED AND BLUE-WHITE DISH

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Description: The dish has shallow, rounded sides that rise to an everted rim, and is decorated on the interior in intense tones of underglaze blue with a scene of two scholar standing in a courtyard,eight character mark on base.

Condition Report: Age discolored.

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A GUAN-TYPE VASE .HU

Lot 28: A GUAN-TYPE VASE .HU

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Description: Of pear shape with a wide mouth rim and standing on a spreading base, the neck moulded with two ribs and applied with two rectangular handles, the base pierced at the sides with two rectangular apertures, covered overall in a creamy grey glaze with dark grey and russet crackles stopping neatly above the dark-bodied foot rim,Qianlong mark on base.

Condition Report: Age discolored, chips on base.

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A CELADON-GLAZED BOWL

Lot 29: A CELADON-GLAZED BOWL

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Description: The bowl celadon glaze and has an incised floral decoration.

Condition Report: Age discolored.

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A CELADON-GLAZED DISH

Lot 30: A CELADON-GLAZED DISH

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Description: The round dish raised on shallow footring carved and overglazed to interior with a floral pattern.

Condition Report: Age discolored, bubbles in glaze.

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A  CELADON-GLAZED  APPLE-SHAPED JAR

Lot 31: A CELADON-GLAZED APPLE-SHAPED JAR

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Description: The compressed globular body with sides rising from a recessed base to an in-turned rim and narrow mouth, covered overall in a pale celadon glaze, the base glazed white, six character mark on base.

Condition Report: Age discolored.

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A LARGE CARVED CELADON-LONGQUAN CENSER AND COVER

Lot 32: A LARGE CARVED CELADON-LONGQUAN CENSER AND COVER

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Description: Three monster head legs support this large bowl with everted rim, decorated with carved floral design and covered with fine celadon green glaze. Unglazed inside centre and base.

Condition Report: Age discolored.

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A FLAMBE-GLAZED COMPRESSED BOTTLE VASE

Lot 33: A FLAMBE-GLAZED COMPRESSED BOTTLE VASE

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Description: The vase is finely potted with moulded horizontal bowstrings around the compressed globular body and columnar neck rising to a flared mouth rim. It is covered overall in a brilliant glaze of reddish-purple tone mottled with milky pale blue and lavender, draining to mushroom at the rim and milky blue suffused with lavender hues on the interior. The ring foot is unglazed exposing the biscuit body, and the base is covered with a caramel-brown wash,Yongzheng mark on base.

Condition Report: Age discolored, chips on base.

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A COPPER-RED VASE

Lot 34: A COPPER-RED VASE

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Description: The vase is finely potted with a compressed globular body supported on a splayed foot?rising to a long cylindrical neck?covered overall on the exterior with an even?slightly mottled copper red glaze.

Condition Report: Age discolored, chips on base.

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A LARGE WUCAI ROULEAU VASE

Lot 35: A LARGE WUCAI ROULEAU VASE

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Description: the cylindrical body beneath a straight neck and everted rim, finely painted with a courtier surrounded by a group of women gathered in a raised pavilion and observing a phoenix flying ,six character Chenghua mark on base.

Condition Report: Age discolored.

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A LARGE WUCAI VASE

Lot 36: A LARGE WUCAI VASE

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Description: The vase contained two phoenixs surrounded by spring blossoms,four character mark on base.

Condition Report: Age discolored, hole drilled on bottom, small bubbles in glaze.

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A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'FIGURE' JAR

Lot 37: A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'FIGURE' JAR

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Description: The jar painted an ancient story "Eight immortals birthday for Antarctic immortal".

Condition Report: Age discolored, chips in base, long hairline crack.

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A LARGE BLUE AND ' LOTUS' DISH

Lot 38: A LARGE BLUE AND ' LOTUS' DISH

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Description: The dish has rounded sides rising from a slightly tapering foot, the exterior is painted with simulated 'heaping and piling' and a continuous composite floral meander between key-fret pattern around the rim and classic scroll around the base, the interior has a similar meander surrounding a bouquet of tied blossoming lotus stems in the medallion.

Condition Report: Age discolored, bubbles in glaze on top rim.

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A YELLOW-GROUND FAMILLE-ROSE TEAPOT AND COVER

Lot 39: A YELLOW-GROUND FAMILLE-ROSE TEAPOT AND COVER

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Description: The teapot Delicately Famille Rose enameled,square form with landscape and floral panels on engraved yellow enameled ground,four character Qianlong mark on base.

Condition Report: Age discolored.

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A CARVED CELADON-GLAZED TRIPOD CENSER

Lot 40: A CARVED CELADON-GLAZED TRIPOD CENSER

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Description: Celadon-glazed glazed tripod censor raised on three short rounded legs and five raised rings circle around the exterior.

Condition Report: Age discolored, small chips on top rim, cracks and chips on the bottom.

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A BLUE AND WHITE BRUSHPOT

Lot 41: A BLUE AND WHITE BRUSHPOT

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Description: Painted in deep purplish blue with Zhonghui with his attendant and deers , all between lightly incised bands, the mouth rim unglazed.

Condition Report: Age discolored.

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A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'FIGURE' JAR

Lot 42: A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'FIGURE' JAR

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Description: Of baluster form, painted in attendant by an official, while on the reverse with two scholars, all below clouds in a landscape .

Condition Report: Age discolored, bubbles in glaze.

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A BLUE AND WHITE 'SHOU' JAR

Lot 43: A BLUE AND WHITE 'SHOU' JAR

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Description: Of slightly waisted form decorated with 988 miniature shou symbols for longevity.

Condition Report: Age discolored, worn, chips in glaze on top rim, bubbles in glaze.

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A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'FIGURE' JAR

Lot 44: A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'FIGURE' JAR

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Description: Of baluster form, painted in scholars riding on horse and two attendants serving for them , all below clouds in a landscape .

Condition Report: Age discolored and worn.

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A BLUE AND WHITE 'FLOWER' STOOL

Lot 45: A BLUE AND WHITE 'FLOWER' STOOL

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Description: This Blue and White Garden Stool painted with Lotus Pattern shines in its simplicity elevating any space with its elegance.

Condition Report: Age discolored, worn, tiny bubbles in glaze, chips in base.

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A CELADON-GLAZED LONGQUAN VASE

Lot 46: A CELADON-GLAZED LONGQUAN VASE

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Description: Rising from a waisted foot, the compressed globular body with high shoulder, the long neck extending to a flared mouthrim, the baluster body and neck boldly carved with floral sprays issuing from broad curling leaves, all framed between a band of upward leaf lappets at the foot and stepped rings at the trumpet neck, the glaze of a rich sea-green tone.

Condition Report: Age discolored, hole has been drilled and repaired on bottom, original cracks on base.

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A BLUE-GROUND WUCAI JAR AND STAND

Lot 47: A BLUE-GROUND WUCAI JAR AND STAND

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Description: Blue ground finely painted with flower,birds and landscape scenes.

Condition Report: Age discolored, hairline cracks.

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A IRON-RED BRUSHPOT

Lot 48: A IRON-RED BRUSHPOT

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Description: The cylindrical sides delicately painted in iron-red with Chinese character and six character mark on base.

Condition Report: Age discolored, tiny bubbles in glaze.

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A PAIR FAMILLE-ROSE  JARDINIERE

Lot 49: A PAIR FAMILLE-ROSE JARDINIERE

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Description: Decorated with stylized lotus and scrolling foliage on a turquoise ground ,Daoguang mark on base.

Condition Report: Age discolored and worn.

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A BLUE AND WHITE 'LOTUS' JAR

Lot 50: A BLUE AND WHITE 'LOTUS' JAR

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Description: The exterior decorated with evenly-spaced stylised lotus and chrysanthemum blossoms amidst meandering leafy scrolls, all framed within upward and downward ruyi-heads and a frieze of crashing waves at the rim, the base with a six-character seal mark.

Condition Report: Age discolored.

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