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Auction Description for Sotheby's Australia: Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design

Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design

(230 Lots)

by Sotheby's Australia

Platinum House

230 lots with images

June 18, 2013

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A GREEN-GLAZED POTTERY HILL JAR AND COVER, HAN DYNASTY (2)

Lot 1: A GREEN-GLAZED POTTERY HILL JAR AND COVER, HAN DYNASTY (2)

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Description: A GREEN-GLAZED POTTERY HILL JAR AND COVER, HAN DYNASTY the straight sides moulded on the exterior with a frieze of animals in a continuous mountainous landscape interspersed with two taotie mask and ring handles, supported on three bear feet, the domed cover moulded in the form of mountain peaks with further animals, all beneath the dark green glaze falling short of the base and the interior of the cover, revealing the ware burnt orange in the firing (2) 27CM HIGH PROVENANCE David Ho Oriental Works of Art, Sydney, 17 October 1987

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A BROWN-GLAZED BOWL SONG DYNASTY

Lot 2: A BROWN-GLAZED BOWL SONG DYNASTY

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Description: A BROWN-GLAZED BOWL SONG DYNASTY the flared sides rising from a short straight foot, glazed on the exterior with a rich brown glaze, the interior covered with an ivory-tinted glaze over the white slip falling unevenly in drips over the lipped rim onto the exterior, the centre with five spur marks 19.5CM PROVENANCE Bluett & Son, London (by repute) Brian Moore Antiques, Sydney, 1990

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A LARGE PAIR OF QINGBAI FUNERARY VASES AND COVERS, SONG DYNASTY (4)

Lot 3: A LARGE PAIR OF QINGBAI FUNERARY VASES AND COVERS, SONG DYNASTY (4)

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Description: A LARGE PAIR OF QINGBAI FUNERARY VASES AND COVERS, SONG DYNASTY each applied with a row of upright figures below appliques of dragons and various animals on the tall cylindrical neck, the cone-shaped cover with crane finial, wood stands (4) 75CM PROVENANCE Long Sang Ti Co. Ltd. Brill & Brill Auctioneers, New York, 5 June 1939, lot 952

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A 'JUN' BOWL, SONG DYNASTY

Lot 4: A 'JUN' BOWL, SONG DYNASTY

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Description: A 'JUN' BOWL, SONG DYNASTY with widely rounded sides rising from a neatly finished foot to an incurved rim, applied overall with a rich milky-blue glaze suffused with bubbles thinning at the rim to a buff tone, and stopping short of the foot to reveal the brown ware, fitted box 19CM PROVENANCE Acquired in Beijing during the 1950s By descent

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A 'JUN' TYPE BOWL, SONG DYNASTY

Lot 5: A 'JUN' TYPE BOWL, SONG DYNASTY

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Description: A 'JUN' TYPE BOWL, SONG DYNASTY with widely flared sides incurved towards the rim, rising from a slightly spreading foot, applied overall with a finely crackled grey-blue silky glaze thinning to buff at the rim and stopping in an uneven line short of the foot revealing the pale brownish body, fitted box 18CM PROVENANCE Acquired in Beijing during the 1950s By descent

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A 'YAOZHOU' CONICAL BOWL, SONG DYNASTY

Lot 6: A 'YAOZHOU' CONICAL BOWL, SONG DYNASTY

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Description: A 'YAOZHOU' CONICAL BOWL, SONG DYNASTY the flared sides with lightly lipped rim rising from a small ring foot, covered overall in a bubble suffused and crackled olive-green glaze, the footrim unglazed, fitted box 11.5CM PROVENANCE Acquired in Beijing during the 1950s By descent

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A KOREAN SLIP-INLAID CELADON STONEWARE BOWL, GORYEO DYNASTY, 13TH CENTURY (2)

Lot 7: A KOREAN SLIP-INLAID CELADON STONEWARE BOWL, GORYEO DYNASTY, 13TH CENTURY (2)

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Description: A KOREAN SLIP-INLAID CELADON STONEWARE BOWL, GORYEO DYNASTY, 13TH CENTURY the interior inlaid in white and black slip with fruiting and floral sprigs around a central florette medallion, the exterior with a frieze of flower vignettes on a foliate scroll ground, the base with three spur marks; together with a 'Longquan' celadon bowl Ming Dynasty, the interior with impressed floral motif, fitted box (2) 14.5CM; 15.8CM PROVENANCE Acquired in Beijing during the 1950s By descent

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A 'LONGQUAN' CELADON CENSER, MING DYNASTY

Lot 8: A 'LONGQUAN' CELADON CENSER, MING DYNASTY

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Description: A 'LONGQUAN' CELADON CENSER, MING DYNASTY the deep slightly flared sides carved on the exterior with lozenge diaper and set with three cabriole legs above the circular base pierced with a central aperture, all beneath the olive-green glaze falling short of the base burnt orange in the firing 29.7CM DIAMETER

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A 'LONGQUAN' CELADON DISH, MING DYNASTY

Lot 9: A 'LONGQUAN' CELADON DISH, MING DYNASTY

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Description: A 'LONGQUAN' CELADON DISH, MING DYNASTY the interior carved with a lotus spray within a band of radiating flutes around the cavetto below the concave everted rim, applied overall with a sea-green glaze, the interior of the footrim with an unglazed ring burnt orange in the firing 34.3CM

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A BLUE AND WHITE 'QILIN' DISH, MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY (2)

Lot 10: A BLUE AND WHITE 'QILIN' DISH, MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY (2)

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Description: A BLUE AND WHITE 'QILIN' DISH, MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY spiritedly painted on the interior with a qilin in a central medallion within a band of floral scrolls around the cavetto, repeated on the underside, wood stand (2) 31.5CM

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A BLUE AND WHITE KENDI, QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD

Lot 11: A BLUE AND WHITE KENDI, QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD

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Description: A BLUE AND WHITE KENDI, QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD the globular body surmounted by a slender slightly waisted neck with broad everted brownedged rim, and set with a bulbous spout on one side, boldly painted with two phoenix in flight amongst flowering peony scrolls 23.5CM

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A MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE DISH, QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY

Lot 12: A MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE DISH, QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY

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Description: A MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE DISH, QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY with gently rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot, painted in rich cobalt blue tones to the interior with a medallion enclosing a leafy composite floral scroll, encircled by a classic scroll band and further floral scroll and key-fret bands in the well, the exterior similarly decorated, the base unglazed 35CM PROVENANCE Koller Auctions Zurich, 27th March 2010, lot 406 This dish is based on an early Ming dynasty prototype, comparable MIng Dynasty examples include one illustrated by J.A. Pope, Chinese Ceramics in the Ardebil Shrine, Washington, 1956, pl. 36, 29.119

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A 'FAMILLE-VERTE' DISH MARK AND PERIOD OF KANGXI (2)

Lot 13: A 'FAMILLE-VERTE' DISH MARK AND PERIOD OF KANGXI (2)

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Description: A 'FAMILLE-VERTE' DISH MARK AND PERIOD OF KANGXI brightly enamelled with Precious Objects and flowering plants encircled with alternating vignettes of mythical animals and flowers and insects around the broad everted rim, the base inscribed with a six-character mark in underglaze blue; together with a 'famille-verte' saucer dish with petal-shaped landscape and floral panels reserved on an iron-red floral ground, the base with conch mark in underglaze blue (2) 33CM; 27CM PROVENANCE Evan Dam Antiques, Rotterdam (large dish) Christie's, Amsterdam, 3 April 2012, lots 228 & 229

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A 'FAMILLE-VERTE' VASE

Lot 14: A 'FAMILLE-VERTE' VASE

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Description: A 'FAMILLE-VERTE' VASE of tapering shouldered form, boldly painted with birds and insects among flowering peony, chrysanthemum, bamboo and other plants and trees growing beside rockwork, extending over the sides below floral sprays on the short waisted neck with galleried rim, the base with apocryphal six-character Chenghua mark in underglaze blue 54CM

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A 'FAMILLE-VERTE' VASE

Lot 15: A 'FAMILLE-VERTE' VASE

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Description: A 'FAMILLE-VERTE' VASE of slender ovoid form, painted with three figures and boy attendant standing conversing beside rocks and trees in a continuous garden setting, below the slender trumpet neck, the base with lingzhi sprig mark in underglaze blue 29CM

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A WUCAI 'DRAGON' DISH MARK AND PERIOD OF KANGXI

Lot 16: A WUCAI 'DRAGON' DISH MARK AND PERIOD OF KANGXI

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Description: A WUCAI 'DRAGON' DISH MARK AND PERIOD OF KANGXI finely painted with two dragons pursuing a central flaming pearl, one in underglaze-blue the other in green enamel, among flame-like clouds in green and iron-red, within a double line border, the reverse with a frieze of blue cranes in flight among trailing cloud scrolls in doucai enamels between double line borders, the base with six-character mark in underglaze-blue within a double circle 14.6CM PROVENANCE Sotheby's Hong Kong, 26th October 1993, lot 137

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A PAIR OF WUCAI ‘DRAGON AND PHOENIX’ BOWLS MARKS AND PERIOD OF KANGXI (2)

Lot 17: A PAIR OF WUCAI ‘DRAGON AND PHOENIX’ BOWLS MARKS AND PERIOD OF KANGXI (2)

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Description: A PAIR OF WUCAI 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' BOWLS MARKS AND PERIOD OF KANGXI each finely potted with steeply rounded sides rising to a flared rim, the exterior brightly enamelled with a green and a red dragon chasing flaming pearls interspersed with two descending phoenix in flight on a ground of floral sprays, all below a narrow band of bajixiang alternating with ruyi heads, the interior with a central medallion enclosing an iron-red dragon among flames in pursuit of a flaming pearl, the base inscribed with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle (2) 13CM PROVENANCE Acquired in Australia in the 1940s or 1950s (by repute) By descent These bowls with auspicious representation of a dragon and phoenix convey a wish for a happy marriage. This particular decoration first produced during the Kangxi period was so successful that several later reigns of the Qing Dynasty produced their own versions of this composition with its brilliant distinctive palette. Wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowls of Kangxi mark and period in three different sizes were included in the exhibition Qing Imperial Porcelain of the Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong Reigns, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1995, cat. no. 26 from the Nanjing Museum, which houses a large part of the former Imperial collection. Two further similar examples are illustrated in Kangxi Porcelain Wares from the Shanghai Museum Collection, Hong Kong, 1998, pl.153 A similar single bowl was sold at Sotheby's, New York, 12 September 2012, lot 260

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A SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF GUANYIN QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY (2)

Lot 18: A SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF GUANYIN QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY (2)

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Description: A SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF GUANYIN QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY seated with her arms resting on her raised right knee and enveloped in loosely draped robes also covering her high coiled coiffure, her face with downward gaze and benign expression, the incised detailing picked out in black, the opaque stone of pale greenish tone, wood stand (2) 12.5CM

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A SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF A LUOHAN, QING DYNASTY, LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY

Lot 19: A SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF A LUOHAN, QING DYNASTY, LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY

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Description: A SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF A LUOHAN, QING DYNASTY, LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY seated with smiling expression and wearing loosely draped robes, his left knee raised and supporting a Buddhist lion held in his left hand, its forepaws resting on his shoulder and playfully biting his earring, the details finely incised in the opaque beige coloured stone with darker markings, traces of coloured pigments 9.2CM

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A CARVED SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF LUOHAN AND STAND, LATE QING DYNASTY (2)

Lot 20: A CARVED SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF LUOHAN AND STAND, LATE QING DYNASTY (2)

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Description: A CARVED SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF LUOHAN AND STAND, LATE QING DYNASTY seated wearing loosely draped robes with incised decoration, his right arm resting on his raised right knee as he inserts a long prick into his ear, his face with smiling expression, the pale cream stone with darker suffusions, the stand encircled with swirling waves, fitted box (2) (2) 11CM (OVERALL)

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A SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF A LUOHAN WITH LION, QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY (2)

Lot 21: A SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF A LUOHAN WITH LION, QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY (2)

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Description: A SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF A LUOHAN WITH LION, QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY the bearded man seated with left knee raised, wrapped in long robes falling over a double gourd beneath his right arm, his right hand raised beneath his chin, as he gazes down at the lion climbing onto his lap, the details finely incised in the mushroom coloured stone, signed Shiqing zuo on the reverse, wood stand, fitted box (2) 9CM

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A SOAPSTONE CARVING OF A LUOHAN, 19TH/20TH CENTURY

Lot 22: A SOAPSTONE CARVING OF A LUOHAN, 19TH/20TH CENTURY

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Description: A SOAPSTONE CARVING OF A LUOHAN, 19TH/20TH CENTURY the ascetic seated with his legs extended to the side and arms resting on a rocky ledge, wearing loosely draped robes with incised borders and cloud motifs, his shaved head raised gazing forward with heavily lidded eyes, the opaque cream coloured stone with dark grey suffusions 10.5CM

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A SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF A SAGE, QING DYNASTY

Lot 23: A SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF A SAGE, QING DYNASTY

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Description: A SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF A SAGE, QING DYNASTY the bearded old man standing on a rockwork base, feeding a small kid held in his left arm, wearing loosely draped tunic and pantaloons with incised decoration, the face with smiling expression, carved from a caramel coloured stone with reddish suffusions, fitted box 20CM

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TWO WHITE JADE PENDANTS, QING DYNASTY (2)

Lot 24: TWO WHITE JADE PENDANTS, QING DYNASTY (2)

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Description: TWO WHITE JADE PENDANTS, QING DYNASTY one carved in relief with two dragons biting stems of lingzhi fungus; the other of flattened form carved with a fruiting peach tree on one side and flowering prunus on the other (2) 5.5CM; 6.5CM

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A WHITE JADE PENDANT (2)

Lot 25: A WHITE JADE PENDANT (2)

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Description: A WHITE JADE PENDANT carved in deep relief with a boy clambering among sinuous lingzhi fungus stems, wood suspension stand (2) 7CM

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A CELADON JADE CARVING OF A FISHERMAN QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY

Lot 26: A CELADON JADE CARVING OF A FISHERMAN QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY

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Description: A CELADON JADE CARVING OF A FISHERMAN QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY the bearded old man wearing loose robes revealing his corpulent body, with two fish suspended from a branch held over his shoulder and a long sack held in his right hand, another fish and a crab escaping from a basket at his feet 8CM

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TWO JADE CARVINGS, 19TH/20TH CENTURY (2)

Lot 27: TWO JADE CARVINGS, 19TH/20TH CENTURY (2)

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Description: TWO JADE CARVINGS, 19TH/20TH CENTURY comprising one of a lion biting a cash, crouched on a large wavy-edged leaf with a bat and lingzhi fungus on the reverse; and a white jade carving of a boy climbing over two lotus pods (2) 7.5CM; 7.3CM

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A CELADON JADE ‘SAN YANG ’ GROUP, QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY

Lot 28: A CELADON JADE ‘SAN YANG ’ GROUP, QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY

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Description: A CELADON JADE 'SAN YANG ' GROUP, QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY the recumbent ram with its young to either side, their heads all raised biting at fronds of lingzhi fungus in pierced relief supporting a taichi medallion 5CM

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A LARGE SOAPSTONE MOUNTAIN, QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY (2)

Lot 29: A LARGE SOAPSTONE MOUNTAIN, QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY (2)

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Description: A LARGE SOAPSTONE MOUNTAIN, QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY intricately carved to one side with an old man receiving a warrior kneeling before him, surrounded by his attendants bearing banners and weapons, in a continuous rocky landscape with pine and other trees and plants, and with narrow steps leading to fortified walls around the upper peaks among swirling clouds, the other side carved with two further figures approaching, wood stand (2) 36.5CM PROVENANCE Oriental Antique Gallery, Melbourne

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A 'LINGBI' SCHOLAR'S ROCK (2)

Lot 30: A 'LINGBI' SCHOLAR'S ROCK (2)

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Description: A 'LINGBI' SCHOLAR'S ROCK resembling the form of a mythical animal, the dark grey stone with paler fissures extending diagonally over the deeply ridged body, fitted wood stand (2) 34CM

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ATTRIBUTED TO WU HUFAN 1894-1968LANDSCAPE

Lot 31: ATTRIBUTED TO WU HUFAN 1894-1968LANDSCAPE

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Description: ATTRIBUTED TO WU HUFAN 1894-1968 LANDSCAPE ink and colour on paper, hanging scroll inscribed WU HUFAN with two seals 67 X 38.5CM

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ATTRIBUTED TO LI KUI 1792-1879FISHING IN A MOUNTAINOUS LANDSCAPE

Lot 32: ATTRIBUTED TO LI KUI 1792-1879FISHING IN A MOUNTAINOUS LANDSCAPE

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Description: ATTRIBUTED TO LI KUI 1792-1879 FISHING IN A MOUNTAINOUS LANDSCAPE ink and colour on paper inscribed LI KUI with one seal 156 X 89CM

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LI QIUCHUN 1899-1973READING IN A MOUNTAINOUS LANDSCAPE

Lot 33: LI QIUCHUN 1899-1973READING IN A MOUNTAINOUS LANDSCAPE

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Description: LI QIUCHUN 1899-1973 READING IN A MOUNTAINOUS LANDSCAPE ink and colour on paper, hanging scroll signed LI QIUCHUN, dated 1942, with one seal 143 X 48.5CM

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A PAIR OF INSCRIBED AND INLAID LACQUERED WOOD WALL PANELS, LATE QING DYNASTY (2)

Lot 34: A PAIR OF INSCRIBED AND INLAID LACQUERED WOOD WALL PANELS, LATE QING DYNASTY (2)

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Description: A PAIR OF INSCRIBED AND INLAID LACQUERED WOOD WALL PANELS, LATE QING DYNASTY each embellished with jade, cloisonné enamel, ivory, bone, wood, mother of pearl and lacquer to form a variety of emblems and works of art, some displayed on stands, and with a titled ten line poem, all reserved on the black lacquer ground within the hardwood frame (2) 110 X 68CM

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AN ELABORATELY CARVED ROSEWOOD DISPLAY CABINET, LATE 19TH CENTURY

Lot 35: AN ELABORATELY CARVED ROSEWOOD DISPLAY CABINET, LATE 19TH CENTURY

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Description: AN ELABORATELY CARVED ROSEWOOD DISPLAY CABINET, LATE 19TH CENTURY in two sections, the pierced cresting carved with two dragons confronted on a flaming pearl among trailing cloud scrolls, above an arrangement of open shelves, two cupboard doors carved with a dragon and flowering prunus, and a pair of drawers carved with fruiting vines 222 X 125 X 35CM

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A PAIR OF HARDWOOD ARMCHAIRS, LATE QING DYNASTY (2)

Lot 36: A PAIR OF HARDWOOD ARMCHAIRS, LATE QING DYNASTY (2)

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Description: A PAIR OF HARDWOOD ARMCHAIRS, LATE QING DYNASTY each with an arched crestrail joined to a wide curved rectangular splat with two raised panels and borders, the arms with incurved angular scroll terminals, the caned seat above a shaped and beaded apron, the legs joined by four stretchers (2) 91.5 X 54 X 42CM

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A PAIR OF HARDWOOD HORSESHOEBACK ARMCHAIRS, QUANYI, 19TH CENTURY (2)

Lot 37: A PAIR OF HARDWOOD HORSESHOEBACK ARMCHAIRS, QUANYI, 19TH CENTURY (2)

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Description: A PAIR OF HARDWOOD HORSESHOEBACK ARMCHAIRS, QUANYI, 19TH CENTURY each with a curving crestrail in three sections above a bowed back splat, with inset rectangular seat and moulded seat frame, on square section legs joined by beaded and shaped aprons and foot stretchers (2) 97 X 63 X 54CM

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A ‘NINGXIA’ PILLAR RUG, 19TH CENTURY

Lot 38: A ‘NINGXIA’ PILLAR RUG, 19TH CENTURY

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Description: A 'NINGXIA' PILLAR RUG, 19TH CENTURY woven with a Tibetan monk holding a conch shell surrounded by cloud scrolls and ribboned emblems, between a pendent jewelled band at the top and stylised waves and rocks below, all in yellow, blue and cream on the pinkish brown ground 270 X 120CM

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AN UNUSUAL GREEN AND AUBERGINE ‘DRAGON’ DISH SEAL MARK AND PERIOD OF QIANLONG

Lot 39: AN UNUSUAL GREEN AND AUBERGINE ‘DRAGON’ DISH SEAL MARK AND PERIOD OF QIANLONG

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Description: AN UNUSUAL GREEN AND AUBERGINE 'DRAGON' DISH SEAL MARK AND PERIOD OF QIANLONG with shallow rounded sides and everted rim, painted on the exterior with two dragons chasing 'flaming pearls' among clouds, the decoration finely incised and picked out in aubergine enamel against a bright green ground, the interior and the base left white, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character seal mark 18.7CM PROVENANCE Butterfield & Butterfield, San Francisco, 27 May 1998, lot 5830

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A PAIR OF FIGURES OF LAUGHING BOYS QING DYNASTY (2)

Lot 40: A PAIR OF FIGURES OF LAUGHING BOYS QING DYNASTY (2)

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Description: A PAIR OF FIGURES OF LAUGHING BOYS QING DYNASTY each well modelled standing holding a basket of fruit in both hands, including peaches, pomegranate, grapes, and finger citron, picked out in aubergine, yellow, blue and green glazes, wearing a yellow jacket over a long blue robe, the head facing forward with mouth open in smiling expression, boxes (2) 42CM

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A BLUE-GROUND ‘FAMILLE-VERTE’ ROULEAU VASE

Lot 41: A BLUE-GROUND ‘FAMILLE-VERTE’ ROULEAU VASE

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Description: A BLUE-GROUND 'FAMILLE-VERTE' ROULEAU VASE the straight sides decorated in coloured enamels with rectangular panels of flowers and birds below further floral panels on the neck, all reserved on the gilt decorated rich blue ground, the base inscribed with an apocryphal six-character Jiajing mark in underglaze blue 46.5CM

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AN UNUSUAL CIRCULAR PLAQUE LATE QING DYNASTY

Lot 42: AN UNUSUAL CIRCULAR PLAQUE LATE QING DYNASTY

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Description: AN UNUSUAL CIRCULAR PLAQUE LATE QING DYNASTY AN UNUSUAL CIRCULAR PLAQUE, LATE QING DYNASTY decorated in bright enamels with petal-shaped floral panels radiating from a central flower medallion reserved on a ground of figure scenes alternating with birds and flowers, all within a frieze of flower and emblem vignettes, metal mounted rim 38CM DIAMETER

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A PAIR OF ‘FAMILLE-ROSE’ BOWLS, 19TH/20TH CENTURY (2)

Lot 43: A PAIR OF ‘FAMILLE-ROSE’ BOWLS, 19TH/20TH CENTURY (2)

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Description: A PAIR OF 'FAMILLE-ROSE' BOWLS, 19TH/20TH CENTURY each brightly enamelled on the exterior with cranes in flight among flowering prunus and fruiting peach branches, reserved on the yellow ground above a band of upright petals, the base inscribed with an apocryphal six-character mark of Yongzheng in underglaze-blue (2) 18CM PROVENANCE Acquired in Beijing during the 1950s By descent

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A ‘FAMILLE-ROSE’ ‘PHOENIX’ BOWL GUANGXU MARK AND PERIOD

Lot 44: A ‘FAMILLE-ROSE’ ‘PHOENIX’ BOWL GUANGXU MARK AND PERIOD

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Description: A 'FAMILLE-ROSE' 'PHOENIX' BOWL GUANGXU MARK AND PERIOD the rounded sides rising from a straight foot towards the flared rim, painted on the exterior in pink, yellow and green enamels of soft tone with four stylised phoenix in flight with outstretched wings, interspersed with flowering hibiscus sprays, all between gilt line borders, the interior glazed white, the base inscribed with a six-character mark in underglaze blue 20.8CM PROVENANCE Acquired in Beijing during the early 1970s (by repute) By descent

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A ‘FAMILLE-ROSE’ BOWL MARK OF GUANGXU

Lot 45: A ‘FAMILLE-ROSE’ BOWL MARK OF GUANGXU

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Description: A 'FAMILLE-ROSE' BOWL MARK OF GUANGXU the rounded sides decorated in bright enamels on the exterior with a crested bird perched on ornamental rockwork among flowering plants, bamboo and lingzhi fungus, the base inscribed with a six-character mark in underglaze blue 11.4CM

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A ‘FAMILLE-ROSE’ SGRAFFIATO-GROUND BOWL, 20TH CENTURY

Lot 46: A ‘FAMILLE-ROSE’ SGRAFFIATO-GROUND BOWL, 20TH CENTURY

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Description: A 'FAMILLE-ROSE' SGRAFFIATO-GROUND BOWL, 20TH CENTURY the rounded sides enamelled on the exterior with two landscape vignettes interspersed with brightly coloured undulating floral scrolls of lotus and hibiscus, all reserved on a blue sgraffiato ground, the interior and base covered with a turquoise glaze, the base with apocryphal seal mark of Qianlong in iron-red 19.1CM

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AN IRON-RED DECORATED ROULEAU VASE

Lot 47: AN IRON-RED DECORATED ROULEAU VASE

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Description: AN IRON-RED DECORATED ROULEAU VASE the sides painted with a large carp leaping from florette strewn crested waves, the neck with lotus sprigs and formal borders, the base with ding mark in underglaze blue 25.3CM

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A CORAL-GROUND WALL VASE, 20TH CENTURY

Lot 48: A CORAL-GROUND WALL VASE, 20TH CENTURY

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Description: A CORAL-GROUND WALL VASE, 20TH CENTURY of flattened circular form surmounted by three slender cylindrical necks flanked by pierced kui dragon handles, decorated in 'famille-rose' enamels with a lakeside scene in a medallion reserved on the ground gilt with dense foliate scrolls and florette motifs, the base inscribed with an apocryphal six-character Qianlong seal mark in iron-red 19CM

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A BLUE-GLAZED ‘CONG’ VASE SEAL MARK AND PERIOD OF DAOGUANG

Lot 49: A BLUE-GLAZED ‘CONG’ VASE SEAL MARK AND PERIOD OF DAOGUANG

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Description: A BLUE-GLAZED 'CONG' VASE SEAL MARK AND PERIOD OF DAOGUANG of square section rising from a short tapering foot and surmounted by a short circular neck, the rectangular body set on opposite sides with elephant-head handles suspending fixed rings, covered overall with a rich lavender-blue glaze thinning to a paler tone around the edges, the base inscribed with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue 29.4CM PROVENANCE Acquired in Beijing during the early 1970s (by repute) By descent This vase is inspired by neolithic jade of square form with hollowed cylindrical interior; a form rendered from the most highly valued medium and of great symbolic significance. From its inception the cong has been repeatedly reprised, particularly during the Qing dynasty demonstrating the court's fascination and reverence for archaic material and inspiring artists at Jingdezhen to recreate the ancient form in fine porcelain.

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A BLUE-GLAZED ‘CONG’ VASE SEAL MARK AND PERIOD OF DAOGUANG

Lot 50: A BLUE-GLAZED ‘CONG’ VASE SEAL MARK AND PERIOD OF DAOGUANG

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Description: A BLUE-GLAZED 'CONG' VASE SEAL MARK AND PERIOD OF DAOGUANG of square section rising from a short tapering foot and surmounted by a short circular neck, the rectangular body set on opposite sides with elephant-head handles suspending fixed rings, covered overall with a deep blue glaze, the base inscribed with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue 29.1CM PROVENANCE Acquired in Beijing during the early 1970s (by repute) By descent

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