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Auction Description for Guy Earl-Smith: Art and Antiquities from China, Southeast Asia and India
Sale Notes:
www.invaluable.com/guyearlsmith

Art and Antiquities from China, Southeast Asia and India

(27 Lots)

by Guy Earl-Smith. East Australian Trading Consolidated

Platinum House

27 lots with images

June 21, 2014

Timed Auction

68 Oxford Street

Sydney, 2028 Australia

Phone: +61 (0)2 9326 1028

Fax: +61 (0)2 9326 1028

Email: guy@guyearlsmith.com.au

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A QING DYNASTY GUAN WARE POT WITH LID,

Lot 1: A QING DYNASTY GUAN WARE POT WITH LID,

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Description: c.18th-19th Century A.D. the crackle glaze high fired ceramic vessel, of fine form and proportions, China

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A SPLENDID TANG DYNASTY TERRACOTTA SCULPTURE,

Lot 2: A SPLENDID TANG DYNASTY TERRACOTTA SCULPTURE,

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Description: c. 618-907 A.D. of museum quality sculpted in dynamic full gallop posture the horse and mount engaged in the game of Polo, the mount leaning to the side, looking to the ground with right arm raised, decorated with polychrome mineral earth pigments, China 28x38cm

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A MING STYLE  COPPER ALLOY CAST OF BUDDHA,

Lot 3: A MING STYLE COPPER ALLOY CAST OF BUDDHA,

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Description: c. 1912 - 1949 of Republic period with Ming markings, seated in dhyanasana above an oval pedestal rimed with lotus flowers, his right hand lowered in varada mudra and his left in dhyana mudra, wearing long flowing robes, the fine featured visage with tranquil expression and down cast, heavy lidded eyes below tightly curled hair and projecting cintamani, 56x36cm

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A ZHU STYLE BRONZE YU VESSEL

Lot 4: A ZHU STYLE BRONZE YU VESSEL

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Description: c. 20th Century, the lidded ritual wine Vessel cast with elaborate zoomorphic motifs in relief including five bovine faced handles, China, 28x17cm

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A QING DYNASTY GREEN STONE SCULPTURE,

Lot 5: A QING DYNASTY GREEN STONE SCULPTURE,

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Description: c. 19th-20th Century, of dark green stone sculpted in the form of a dragon above an waisted pedestal base, China, 25x10cm

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A CHINESE JADE SCULPTURE OF A BUFFALO

Lot 6: A CHINESE JADE SCULPTURE OF A BUFFALO

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Description: c.20th Century in Neolithic style, the dark gemstone depicting the beast as rest with legs folded of fine features 24x9cm

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A NEPALESE COPPER ALLOY CAST OF CHENGRESHI

Lot 7: A NEPALESE COPPER ALLOY CAST OF CHENGRESHI

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Description: c. 19th Century in the form of the four armed Avalokiteshvara the Buddha of Compassion, seated in dyanaasana above a double lotus platform, his principle hands folded before his chest and his radiating arms holding a lotus flower and a rosary, his face with serene expression below a foliate crown, Nepal, 16x10cm

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A QING DYNASTY BLUE AND WHITE BOWL,

Lot 8: A QING DYNASTY BLUE AND WHITE BOWL,

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Description: c. mid 19th Century, with Jing De Zhen factory mark, the high fired ceramic blue and white enamel bowl decorated with dragons chasing the flaming pearl , China, 12x26cm

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A SINO-TIBETAN COPPER ALLOY STORAGE JAR

Lot 9: A SINO-TIBETAN COPPER ALLOY STORAGE JAR

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Description: c.19th-20th Century, the light weight repousse sheet metal decorated with figurative watercolours, Tibet 26x25cm

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A QING DYNASTY NEPHRITE SCULPTURE

Lot 10: A QING DYNASTY NEPHRITE SCULPTURE

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Description: c.19th-20th Century, in archaic style, the black jade in the form of a Chil Lin with openwork body, China, 18x21cm

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A MUGHAL JADE STORAGE JAR

Lot 11: A MUGHAL JADE STORAGE JAR

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Description: c. 19th Century, the mottled green nephrite jade vessel, of fine smooth finish and slight transparency, North India

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A SOUTH INDIAN SCULPTURE OF BHAIRAVA,

Lot 12: A SOUTH INDIAN SCULPTURE OF BHAIRAVA,

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Description: c.15th Century, of granite standing with truncated legs in female form displaying four hands, the conch and the lotus flower, weathered, Kanchipuram 52x30cm

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A KHMER SANDSTONE TORSO OF UMA,

Lot 13: A KHMER SANDSTONE TORSO OF UMA,

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Description: c.12th-13th Century, in the form of Uma, of classic minimalist style, standing above truncated legs wearing a vertically striated sarong with a narrow belt draped on the hips decorated with scrolling motif and tied at the front below the well-defined naked upper body embellished with arm bands and a broad banded necklace, of fine symmetry, consistent weathering, Cambodia, 67cm

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AN ARCHAISTIC QING DYNASTY DING

Lot 14: AN ARCHAISTIC QING DYNASTY DING

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Description: c.19th-20th Century, in Shang style, the tripod vessel with classic geometric motif in relief, heavily encrusted with verdergris and earth, China 25x20cm

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AN ARCHAISTIC QING DYNASTY DING

Lot 15: AN ARCHAISTIC QING DYNASTY DING

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Description: c.19th-20th Century, in Shang style, the tripod vessel with a zoomorphic spout decorated with classic geometric motif in relief, heavily encrusted with verdergris and earth, China 25x20cm

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A QING DYNASTY JADE CONG

Lot 16: A QING DYNASTY JADE CONG

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Description: c.19th Century, in Neolithic style, the robust white jade hollowed block decorated with anthropomorphic figures in relief, China 22x13cm

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A QING DYNASTY CALIGRAPHIY STONE

Lot 17: A QING DYNASTY CALIGRAPHIY STONE

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Description: c.20th Century, the black stone with separate lid decorated with a dragon in relief, China 23x16cm

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AN EARLY REPUBLIC PERIOD INK BLOCK

Lot 18: AN EARLY REPUBLIC PERIOD INK BLOCK

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Description: c.20th Century, the rectangular ink block decorated with lettering and the script of a Chinese poem in relief, China, 22x6cm

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A SPLENDID TANG DYNASTY TERRACOTTA SCULPTURE,

Lot 19: A SPLENDID TANG DYNASTY TERRACOTTA SCULPTURE,

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Description: c. 618-907 A.D. of museum quality, the horse standing at ease below a lady of the court sitting astride the saddle with her head turned to one side and her dog seated above the horses haunches, decorated with polychrome mineral earth pigments, China 43x40cm

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A CEREMONIAL NEOLITHIC JADE  AXE BLADE

Lot 20: A CEREMONIAL NEOLITHIC JADE AXE BLADE

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Description: c.2nd Mill. BC, ground jade section pierced with two apertures and edge ground blade, exceptional smooth finish, glossy patina, China 27x14cm

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A NEPALESE COPPER ALLOY CAST OF VAISHYAS

Lot 21: A NEPALESE COPPER ALLOY CAST OF VAISHYAS

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Description: c.19th Century, standing above a waisted open work lotus platform in dynamic dancing posture, arching his back with one leg raised and his visage turned skyward, the body adorned with beads and his hair raised to a coiled topknot, fine detail and smooth patina, Nepal 26x15cm

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AN EARLY REPUBLIC PERIOD BLUE AND WHITE LOTUS BOWL

Lot 22: AN EARLY REPUBLIC PERIOD BLUE AND WHITE LOTUS BOWL

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Description: c.1912-1949, the high fired ceramic with blue and white glaze in lotus flower form, decorated with riverine motifs of lilies and ducks, China, 27x14cm

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A SUPERB KHMER SANDSTONE HEAD OF BUDDHA,

Lot 23: A SUPERB KHMER SANDSTONE HEAD OF BUDDHA,

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Description: c.12th-13th Century, Bayon Period, of museum quality and importance and impressive life size proportions, the well-defined visage with serene expression and down cast eyes above bow shaped lips with a hint of a smile, consistent weathering, Cambodia, 24cm, including stand 42cm

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A KHMER COPPER ALLOY SCULPTURE OF VISHNU,

Lot 24: A KHMER COPPER ALLOY SCULPTURE OF VISHNU,

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Description: c.11th-12th Century, Angkor period, of museum quality in the form of a four armed Vishnu above his powerful mount Garuda, delicately cast in fine detail with clearly displayed ornamentation including, sampot, headdress and earrings, embellished with polychrome stones, consistent weathering, verdergris encrusted, Cambodia,27cm

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A FINE KHMER SANDSTONE TORSO,

Lot 25: A FINE KHMER SANDSTONE TORSO,

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Description: c.10th-12th Century, in the form of Uma, in classic minimalist style, and fine symmetry, standing above truncated legs wearing a vertically striated sarong with over fold in front secured with a wide belt, the naked upper body of exceptional elegance and proportions, consistent weathering with mottled variegated surface patina, Cambodia, 50cm

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A SPLENDID GANDHARAN STUCCO HEAD OF A BODHISATTVA,

Lot 26: A SPLENDID GANDHARAN STUCCO HEAD OF A BODHISATTVA,

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Description: c.4th-5th Century AD, a truly magnificent sculpture imbued with a restrained elegance, the delicate youthful visage of fine features tilted slightly to one side, his bow shaped lips with a hint of a smile below a diminutive nose and open outward gazing eyes below fine arching brows of applied red pigment, the earlobes embellished with broad disc rings, the hair of tight curls framing his head ascending to a topknot above an intricate foliate tiara, remnant red and black pigments below ancient concretions, of museum quality and significance, 29cm

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A FINE SHAN SCULPTURE OF BUDDHA,

Lot 27: A FINE SHAN SCULPTURE OF BUDDHA,

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Description: c.18th Century, Shan period, of wood seated above a raised platform dressed in a flowing sanghati, the fine featured ovoid visage flanked with pendulous ear lobes, the open down cast gazing eyes below high arching brows and a domed ushnisha at apex, weathered, patina with remnant plaster overlay, Burma, 32x58cm

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