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Auction Description for Galerie Zacke Vienna: Charity Auction 28 - Antique Asian Art

Charity Auction 28 - Antique Asian Art (571 Lots)

by Galerie Zacke Vienna


571 lots with images

January 28, 2017

Live Auction

Vienna, Austria

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DECORATIVE PENDANT WITH DRAGONS

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Description: Jade. China, Qing to Republic Very attractive, white jade baiyu in rectangular form, relief on the front with depiction of two ferocious heavenly dragons twisting between clouds. The back is smooth, good transparency.龍紋玉造垂飾。中國,清代至民國,19世紀至20世紀。高5.8厘米。 HEIGHT 5,8 CM From an Italian collection

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CONCUBINE WITH WATER PIPE

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Description: Gouache painting with colors and gold on paper. India, Pahari, 19th century Tiny and meticulously rendered depiction of a concubine shown in the center, she is seated on a black carpet with a bloom pattern and leaning on a large golden cushion, wearing sheer silk textile on the head, bejeweled, masterly painted features, her upper body is half covered and grasped with a dash of fine erotic at the moment when she had just taken a breath from the water pipe, scene set in front of a white garden wall with freshly flowering trees growing from behind. The Pahari school was located in Punjab in Northern India, wear to the exterior of the border, good condition. SIZE PAINTING 17 x 9,9 CM From a German private collection, afterwards collection Sohel Ch., New Delhi – Vienna This lot is from the Collection Sohel Ch., a successful business man from Delhi who spent many years in Vienna. The part of his collection, which we here offer, was mainly acquired in the art trade of Vienna. The chief reason for his collecting activity, which he perpetuated with considerable specialized knowledge, sense for quality and great committment, was to establish a private Asian museum in his native city of New Delhi. Because of severe illness, it was impossible for him to realize his plan and he thus decided to submit us the entire complex of his "Viennese collection" for sale. 來自 Sohel Ch. 先生的舊藏 這本圖錄所紀錄的藝術品的大部分(約130件)來自 Sohel Ch. 先生的舊藏。這位收藏家是個來自新德里的古董拒買,曾有數年住在維也納。這次所介紹的藝術品主要來自他的維也納分點。他數十年的努力,知識和質量敏感都曾進入他的收藏活動,結果之一為在其城市,新德里,收藏到了一個原來屬於私人亞洲美術館的收藏的全部藏品。很不幸的是這位收藏家最近生病極為嚴重,無法實現自己原來對藝術藏品的願望,結果把全部維也納分店的收藏提供給拍賣公司給以賣出。

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MAHARAJA ON HORSEBACK WITH SERVANTS

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Description: Gouache painting with colors and gold on paper. India, 19th century An unusual large formatted miniature, painted in the center with a prince in a yellow attire and seated on horseback, bearded and with accurately painted adornments to chest and head, he is accompanied of seven servants, each with a beard, the foremost with a scepter, the next with an instrument, the last clad in a white textile and holding a large fan, the scene is set in front of a green background, truly opulent color effect! Minor wear to edges, good condition, and the back inscribed “1880”. SIZE LEAF 33,2 x 25,3 CM From a German private collection, afterwards collection Sohel Ch., New Delhi – Vienna This lot is from the Collection Sohel Ch., a successful business man from Delhi who spent many years in Vienna. The part of his collection, which we here offer, was mainly acquired in the art trade of Vienna. The chief reason for his collecting activity, which he perpetuated with considerable specialized knowledge, sense for quality and great committment, was to establish a private Asian museum in his native city of New Delhi. Because of severe illness, it was impossible for him to realize his plan and he thus decided to submit us the entire complex of his "Viennese collection" for sale. 來自 Sohel Ch. 先生的舊藏 這本圖錄所紀錄的藝術品的大部分(約130件)來自 Sohel Ch. 先生的舊藏。這位收藏家是個來自新德里的古董拒買,曾有數年住在維也納。這次所介紹的藝術品主要來自他的維也納分點。他數十年的努力,知識和質量敏感都曾進入他的收藏活動,結果之一為在其城市,新德里,收藏到了一個原來屬於私人亞洲美術館的收藏的全部藏品。很不幸的是這位收藏家最近生病極為嚴重,無法實現自己原來對藝術藏品的願望,結果把全部維也納分店的收藏提供給拍賣公司給以賣出。

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UNICORN QILIN

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Description: Bronze. China, Ming Period, approximatley 15th /16th century A unique and vivid massive bronze-sculpture of a standing Qilin with a pair of flaming horns and displaying a combination of a deer and a lion. The body presents scales and a flaming Shizi tail .The head offering an intense expression and an open mouth with a coiled beard. Open sections to abdomen and casting core visible. Dark and strong patina.青銅麒麟像. 中國, 明代, 約15世紀–16 世紀. 高 28 厘米. HEIGHT 28 CM Collection Sohel Ch., New-Delhi - Vienna This lot is from the Collection Sohel Ch., a successful business man from Delhi who spent many years in Vienna. The part of his collection, which we here offer, was mainly acquired in the art trade of Vienna. The chief reason for his collecting activity, which he perpetuated with considerable specialized knowledge, sense for quality and great committment, was to establish a private Asian museum in his native city of New Delhi. Because of severe illness, it was impossible for him to realize his plan and he thus decided to submit us the entire complex of his "Viennese collection" for sale. 來自 Sohel Ch. 先生的舊藏 這本圖錄所紀錄的藝術品的大部分(約130件)來自 Sohel Ch. 先生的舊藏。這位收藏家是個來自新德里的古董拒買,曾有數年住在維也納。這次所介紹的藝術品主要來自他的維也納分點。他數十年的努力,知識和質量敏感都曾進入他的收藏活動,結果之一為在其城市,新德里,收藏到了一個原來屬於私人亞洲美術館的收藏的全部藏品。很不幸的是這位收藏家最近生病極為嚴重,無法實現自己原來對藝術藏品的願望,結果把全部維也納分店的收藏提供給拍賣公司給以賣出。

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IRON SCULPTURE OF A MARICI (ZHUNTI 準 提) ENTHRONED ON A BOAR

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Description: Iron. China, Ming, approx. 15th century WITH DOUBLE-GOURD MARK. An extraordinarily rare form of the guardian deity going by the Sanskrit name Marici, who is also a Boddhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism. She is presented as a Bodhisattva in the work at hand, but also with rare iconography showing her as a one-headed, two-armed ashokakanta seated in lalitasana on a sukara (boar). In China she is known under the names Zhunti and also Tianhou天后, “Queen of Heaven”. She is a Bodhisattva (Pusa) that appears in many different forms and can have several heads simultaneously (among others a boar’s head), numerous arms and also appear as a warrior (especially in Daoism). At times she is depicted riding a chariot pulled by seven boars. Ashokakanta can also be ashokaghanta when she holds the ghanta (bell) and an ashoka-tree branch attributes. In this very rare depiction the boar is standing on a wide lotus base with large leaves in a rows. The animal has a fierce appearance, especially due to the mane spiked towards the back. Enchanting and at the same time very characterful facial features, which radiate the noble spirit of a Pusa (菩薩). Above the nose is a small urna. Very finely formed hairline, chain adornments around the neck reaching down to the naval, as well as arms and feet. The breasts, which are rarely shown naked as they are here, are delicate yet with a slight maiden-like swelling. The attributes held are the branch of an ashoka-tree (missing) and a bell which is also a symbol of femininity and wisdom. The chignon is adorned with jewels at the front and back, and small garlands hang from a band around the head. Severe corrosion due to age and rust-brown to black patina due to the properties of iron. A mark on the back is not legible, presumably seal-script within a double-gourd border. Very well-preserved, the hand in front of the chest has been restored.準提鐵像. 中國, 明代. 高 39 厘米. HEIGHT 39 CM From a German private collection, afterwards collection Sohel Ch., New-Delhi - Vienna This lot is from the Collection Sohel Ch., a successful business man from Delhi who spent many years in Vienna. The part of his collection, which we here offer, was mainly acquired in the art trade of Vienna. The chief reason for his collecting activity, which he perpetuated with considerable specialized knowledge, sense for quality and great committment, was to establish a private Asian museum in his native city of New Delhi. Because of severe illness, it was impossible for him to realize his plan and he thus decided to submit us the entire complex of his "Viennese collection" for sale. 來自 Sohel Ch. 先生的舊藏 這本圖錄所紀錄的藝術品的大部分(約130件)來自 Sohel Ch. 先生的舊藏。這位收藏家是個來自新德里的古董拒買,曾有數年住在維也納。這次所介紹的藝術品主要來自他的維也納分點。他數十年的努力,知識和質量敏感都曾進入他的收藏活動,結果之一為在其城市,新德里,收藏到了一個原來屬於私人亞洲美術館的收藏的全部藏品。很不幸的是這位收藏家最近生病極為嚴重,無法實現自己原來對藝術藏品的願望,結果把全部維也納分店的收藏提供給拍賣公司給以賣出。

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A LARGE HEAD OF A BUDDHA

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Description: Red sandstone. China, Song Dynasty, approx. 12th / 13th century A rare massive example of a complete head from a cave temple. The height of the head is easily double that of a normal human head and it can be estimated that the entire sculpture stood about 3,5 meters tall. The work stands out from other Buddhist depictions due to its emphasized contentment and character of joyful existence and indulgence in harmony, a trend characteristic of the upper class in china at the time (highpoint of a court-official culture). The head has a very round form with ears fitted closely to it and the earlobes are not elongated. The locks of hair stand out of the head with an almost dramatic effect and were once adorned with spirals carved in the round, twisting in a counter-clockwise- and (slightly less) clockwise direction. The ushnisha is an only slightly raised, smooth dome. The hairline forms a cusp in the center above the forehead and there is an urna symbolizing nobility and enlightenment above the nose. The heavy half-closed eyelids hold an important role in the overall expression. The enlightened look of all-knowingness, graciousness, mercy and leniency radiates his supernatural power on all who look up to him. The head also has an engaging profile. Some damages due to age, weathering, presumably also repairs. Remnants of a former color coating. Mounted in a dignified manner on a stepped, black quadratic base.紅砂石佛尊頭. 中國, 宋代, 約12世紀-13世紀. 高 38,8 厘米. HEIGHT (WITHOUT BASE) 38,8 CM From a German private collection, afterwards collection Sohel Ch., New-Delhi - Vienna This lot is from the Collection Sohel Ch., a successful business man from Delhi who spent many years in Vienna. The part of his collection, which we here offer, was mainly acquired in the art trade of Vienna. The chief reason for his collecting activity, which he perpetuated with considerable specialized knowledge, sense for quality and great committment, was to establish a private Asian museum in his native city of New Delhi. Because of severe illness, it was impossible for him to realize his plan and he thus decided to submit us the entire complex of his "Viennese collection" for sale. 來自 Sohel Ch. 先生的舊藏 這本圖錄所紀錄的藝術品的大部分(約130件)來自 Sohel Ch. 先生的舊藏。這位收藏家是個來自新德里的古董拒買,曾有數年住在維也納。這次所介紹的藝術品主要來自他的維也納分點。他數十年的努力,知識和質量敏感都曾進入他的收藏活動,結果之一為在其城市,新德里,收藏到了一個原來屬於私人亞洲美術館的收藏的全部藏品。很不幸的是這位收藏家最近生病極為嚴重,無法實現自己原來對藝術藏品的願望,結果把全部維也納分店的收藏提供給拍賣公司給以賣出。

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MULTIFIGURED FRIEZE OF A TEMPLE

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Description: Reddish sandstone. India, Madhya Pradesh, approx. 12th century This long frieze corner-fragment offers a vivid depiction of 11 figures including men, women, as well as children, most of whom are seated. Sitting on the outer left is a bearded Rishi, who is the most important character in the scene. Rishi are primordial wise saints from the Himalayas. The most well-known of them is Kashyapa, considered the patriarch of many deities. All other figures in the frieze are directed at him (except for one) – the second last figure is kneeling and holding his hands in adoration, and only the last figure – a boy – is standing up. Most of the seated figures are in lalitasana pose with one leg tucked in and the majority of figures are sitting on a four-legged platform. A tree is depicted on the corner and the frieze is bordered by straight, densely worked horizontal bars at the top and bottom. HEIGHT 19 CM, WIDTH 67 CM From a Viennese private collection, afterwards collection Sohel Ch., New Delhi - Vienna This lot is from the Collection Sohel Ch., a successful business man from Delhi who spent many years in Vienna. The part of his collection, which we here offer, was mainly acquired in the art trade of Vienna. The chief reason for his collecting activity, which he perpetuated with considerable specialized knowledge, sense for quality and great committment, was to establish a private Asian museum in his native city of New Delhi. Because of severe illness, it was impossible for him to realize his plan and he thus decided to submit us the entire complex of his "Viennese collection" for sale. 來自 Sohel Ch. 先生的舊藏 這本圖錄所紀錄的藝術品的大部分(約130件)來自 Sohel Ch. 先生的舊藏。這位收藏家是個來自新德里的古董拒買,曾有數年住在維也納。這次所介紹的藝術品主要來自他的維也納分點。他數十年的努力,知識和質量敏感都曾進入他的收藏活動,結果之一為在其城市,新德里,收藏到了一個原來屬於私人亞洲美術館的收藏的全部藏品。很不幸的是這位收藏家最近生病極為嚴重,無法實現自己原來對藝術藏品的願望,結果把全部維也納分店的收藏提供給拍賣公司給以賣出。

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THE DIVINITY SARASVATI WITH ZITHER VINYA

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Description: Yellow sandstone. India, Rajasthan, 14th century / 15th century Originally Sarasvati was a Vedic divinity of rivers and only later became the Divinity of Rhetoric, Poetry and Music. This work is a semi-plastic relief showing a four-armed Sarasvati seated in Lalitasana between two round columns and attributed by Vinya and some other objects. The downward hand holds Pustaka and with Varadra Mudra. To the upper left an attribute, probably a Trisula (trident). Sarasvati presents full and round breasts, is richly adorned and crowned by a flaming gable. Her eyes are vividly crafted. She is accompanied by the goose Hamsa. The lower base is decorated with stylized floral patterns. HEIGHT 45 CM From a Viennese private collection, afterwards collection Sohel Ch., New Delhi – Vienna This lot is from the Collection Sohel Ch., a successful business man from Delhi who spent many years in Vienna. The part of his collection, which we here offer, was mainly acquired in the art trade of Vienna. The chief reason for his collecting activity, which he perpetuated with considerable specialized knowledge, sense for quality and great committment, was to establish a private Asian museum in his native city of New Delhi. Because of severe illness, it was impossible for him to realize his plan and he thus decided to submit us the entire complex of his "Viennese collection" for sale. 來自 Sohel Ch. 先生的舊藏 這本圖錄所紀錄的藝術品的大部分(約130件)來自 Sohel Ch. 先生的舊藏。這位收藏家是個來自新德里的古董拒買,曾有數年住在維也納。這次所介紹的藝術品主要來自他的維也納分點。他數十年的努力,知識和質量敏感都曾進入他的收藏活動,結果之一為在其城市,新德里,收藏到了一個原來屬於私人亞洲美術館的收藏的全部藏品。很不幸的是這位收藏家最近生病極為嚴重,無法實現自己原來對藝術藏品的願望,結果把全部維也納分店的收藏提供給拍賣公司給以賣出。

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STANDING BUDDHA GAUTAMA

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Description: Bronze. Burma, 19th to 20th century This Buddha sculpture is in the Mandalay style and captures an excellent expression. Buddha stands barefoot on a small, round lotus pedestal. Both hands hang down, one holds the hem of his robes, the other a small sphere symbolizing “a grain of truth”. Balanced yet powerful folds in the robe that add a lot of life to the entire depiction and are especially vivid towards the bottom of the uttarasanga in the samghati area. The juvenile facial features are even and introverted, the downcast eyes effective inlays. Typical for this style is the domed ushnisha without a lotus bud on top. The locks are represented by small domed in rows. The patina is dense, black-brown with some green sections. HEIGHT 106 CM Collection Sohel Ch., New Delhi – Vienna This lot is from the Collection Sohel Ch., a successful business man from Delhi who spent many years in Vienna. The part of his collection, which we here offer, was mainly acquired in the art trade of Vienna. The chief reason for his collecting activity, which he perpetuated with considerable specialized knowledge, sense for quality and great committment, was to establish a private Asian museum in his native city of New Delhi. Because of severe illness, it was impossible for him to realize his plan and he thus decided to submit us the entire complex of his "Viennese collection" for sale. 來自 Sohel Ch. 先生的舊藏 這本圖錄所紀錄的藝術品的大部分(約130件)來自 Sohel Ch. 先生的舊藏。這位收藏家是個來自新德里的古董拒買,曾有數年住在維也納。這次所介紹的藝術品主要來自他的維也納分點。他數十年的努力,知識和質量敏感都曾進入他的收藏活動,結果之一為在其城市,新德里,收藏到了一個原來屬於私人亞洲美術館的收藏的全部藏品。很不幸的是這位收藏家最近生病極為嚴重,無法實現自己原來對藝術藏品的願望,結果把全部維也納分店的收藏提供給拍賣公司給以賣出。

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THE ELEGANT GUARDSMAN

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Description: Terracotta with original paint coating. China, early Western Han dynasty (3rd to 2nd cent. BC) From the tomb complex of the first Han emperor, Gaozu (206 – 195) or surrounding graves. Guardsmen from this tomb complex until today remain one of the most favorable finds ever excavated! The reasons for this are obvious – their ever so solid, defensive posture and lapidary design with unambiguous expression, from such an early time! They were created at the dawn of the Han dynasty, presumably around the end of the first Han-emperor Gaodi’s reign. The guardsman is standing wide in thorough footwear, wearing a peculiar skirt as well as a warm, soft collar and cap, and possibly held a heavy spear (or guidon). The other hand also has an opening remaining from a (horizontal) attachment, but one can only speculate what it was. These appendages were crafted from wood which degraded over time. Nevertheless, this guardsman still wears very good remnants of the original paint coating - even the painted face (mouth, eyes, and eyebrows) is well-preserved. These guardsmen never cease to mesmerize with their eerie, loyal stare…強壯衛兵立像彩繪陶俑。中國,西漢代,公元前3世紀至2世紀。高 49厘米。 HEIGHT 49 CM From the collection of a renowned German collector

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TORSO OF A FEMALE DEITY

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Description: Grey sandstone. Cambodia, presumably Angkor Wat up to Bayon period, 12th / 13th century A typical design with a naked upper body, a confident upright posture and the pleated sarong with a fish-tail fold at the front. The sarong is fastened with a belt covered at the front by a part of the clothing lapping over it, but stretched up at the back – a trend which already appeared during the Baphuon period. The seams of the clothing are embellished with rowed leaves and pearls. On the belt are stacked over-rectangular fields as well as pearled rows. The attributes are missing, hence it is not possible to define which goddess is depicted. Perhaps Uma (Shivas consort) or the Buddhist Projnaparamita. Despite missing parts, this somewhat smaller sculpture shows a beautiful delicate balance that was accomplished by the sculptural arts of the time. The figure was broken along the middle and later professionally reassembled and mounted on a metal base. HEIGHT (WITHOUT BASE) 35 CM Collection Sohel Ch., New Delhi – Vienna This lot is from the Collection Sohel Ch., a successful business man from Delhi who spent many years in Vienna. The part of his collection, which we here offer, was mainly acquired in the art trade of Vienna. The chief reason for his collecting activity, which he perpetuated with considerable specialized knowledge, sense for quality and great committment, was to establish a private Asian museum in his native city of New Delhi. Because of severe illness, it was impossible for him to realize his plan and he thus decided to submit us the entire complex of his "Viennese collection" for sale. 來自 Sohel Ch. 先生的舊藏 這本圖錄所紀錄的藝術品的大部分(約130件)來自 Sohel Ch. 先生的舊藏。這位收藏家是個來自新德里的古董拒買,曾有數年住在維也納。這次所介紹的藝術品主要來自他的維也納分點。他數十年的努力,知識和質量敏感都曾進入他的收藏活動,結果之一為在其城市,新德里,收藏到了一個原來屬於私人亞洲美術館的收藏的全部藏品。很不幸的是這位收藏家最近生病極為嚴重,無法實現自己原來對藝術藏品的願望,結果把全部維也納分店的收藏提供給拍賣公司給以賣出。

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GROUP OF FOUR IMMORTALS

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Description: Bronze. China, late Ming dynasty (up to 1644) Four Baxian八仙 from the group of the Eight Immortals. Zhong Liquan with a full-beard, Lü Dongbin with a sword on his back, Li Tieguai with the iron crutch and the youth Han Xiangzi. For the most part their hands were separately created and inserted. 青銅四仙立像。中國,明代晚期。高25至26厘米。 HEIGHT BETWEEN 25 AND 26 CM From a Berlin private collection, collection Sohel Ch., New-Delhi - Vienna This lot is from the Collection Sohel Ch., a successful business man from Delhi who spent many years in Vienna. The part of his collection, which we here offer, was mainly acquired in the art trade of Vienna. The chief reason for his collecting activity, which he perpetuated with considerable specialized knowledge, sense for quality and great committment, was to establish a private Asian museum in his native city of New Delhi. Because of severe illness, it was impossible for him to realize his plan and he thus decided to submit us the entire complex of his "Viennese collection" for sale. 來自 Sohel Ch. 先生的舊藏 這本圖錄所紀錄的藝術品的大部分(約130件)來自 Sohel Ch. 先生的舊藏。這位收藏家是個來自新德里的古董拒買,曾有數年住在維也納。這次所介紹的藝術品主要來自他的維也納分點。他數十年的努力,知識和質量敏感都曾進入他的收藏活動,結果之一為在其城市,新德里,收藏到了一個原來屬於私人亞洲美術館的收藏的全部藏品。很不幸的是這位收藏家最近生病極為嚴重,無法實現自己原來對藝術藏品的願望,結果把全部維也納分店的收藏提供給拍賣公司給以賣出。

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FOLDING FAN WITH FIGURATIVE SCENE, ANIMALS etc.

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Description: Gouache, silk, ivory, wood. China, late Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1911) 18 finest open-work carved ribs, the end ribs with blossom relief. On one side is a colorful depiction with buildings in a park and a richly figurative, courtly scene. Painted silk is applied to all costumes; further all faces with painted, most delicately cut platelets of presum. ivory. The design on the back is here completely different, offering a lively, colorful composition with chickens, a funny painted weasel, butterfly, fish, as well as blossoms and fruits; further a folded city map. 象牙加木加絲綢彩繪人物紋折扇。中國,清代晚期。高24厘米,寬44厘米。 瑞士Jürgen L. Fischer先生舊藏。 HEIGHT 24 CM, WIDTH 44 CM From an Austrian collection

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FOOTED DISH WITH BIRD AND LOTUS BLOSSOMS

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Description: Blue-white porcelain. China, Qing Dynasty, 19th cent. Flat dish on tall, gracefully flared foot. Inside, funny painted bird surrounded by lotus and peony blossoms with artistically designed vines. Borders with xiangcao tendrils. Underneath four long life mushrooms lingzhi with foliage. On the foot, rowed leaves the ai, artemisia, Symbols of "dignity". Well-preserved. 青白蓮花鳥紋高足盤。中國,19世紀。高9.3厘米,直徑15.4厘米。 HEIGHT 9,3 CM, DM 15,4 CM From a German private collection

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SMALL MIRROR WITH MONSTER HEADS

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Description: Bronze. China, Eastern Han period, (25 – 220) Circular form with a slanted edge and a bulge with eyelet in the center. The relief is somewhat unclear due to the patina covering it, yet four heads of creatures can be recognized, perhaps dragons due to their long bodies winding towards the center. A cloud grid-pattern embellished with spirals faced the center. The outermost section holds radial lines. Strong patina.神獸紋小銅鏡。中國,東漢代,直徑9.2厘米。 DIAMETER 9,2 CM Collection Sohel Ch., New-Delhi - Vienna This lot is from the Collection Sohel Ch., a successful business man from Delhi who spent many years in Vienna. The part of his collection, which we here offer, was mainly acquired in the art trade of Vienna. The chief reason for his collecting activity, which he perpetuated with considerable specialized knowledge, sense for quality and great committment, was to establish a private Asian museum in his native city of New Delhi. Because of severe illness, it was impossible for him to realize his plan and he thus decided to submit us the entire complex of his "Viennese collection" for sale. 來自 Sohel Ch. 先生的舊藏 這本圖錄所紀錄的藝術品的大部分(約130件)來自 Sohel Ch. 先生的舊藏。這位收藏家是個來自新德里的古董拒買,曾有數年住在維也納。這次所介紹的藝術品主要來自他的維也納分點。他數十年的努力,知識和質量敏感都曾進入他的收藏活動,結果之一為在其城市,新德里,收藏到了一個原來屬於私人亞洲美術館的收藏的全部藏品。很不幸的是這位收藏家最近生病極為嚴重,無法實現自己原來對藝術藏品的願望,結果把全部維也納分店的收藏提供給拍賣公司給以賣出。 What is meant by a Chinese “bronze mirror “? Although the respective design style – depending on the era – can differ greatly, there is nevertheless a continuous connection to certain basic forms, but even more to traditional meaning and purpose. Thus the question arises, what could actually be “mirrored“? It depends, of course, on the alloy, how it together with the polish on the smooth side makes a reflection possible. However, for the art enthusiast, only the decoratively executed side is relevant. Each of the eras in which mirrors were manufactured cultivated their own preferences and manners of expression. But mirrors generally often served in old China to ward off evil spirits and, in this regard, were placed in tombs. Spirits were indeed extremely afraid of mirror reflections. Later – from the time after Tang – this meaning became less important, bronze mirrors were more seldom and were rather objects for admirers of the Antique, for the class of the art-minded “Literati“.

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TALL BLACK VESSEL

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Description: Glazed ceramic. China, Qing Dynasty Somewhat belly-shaped, extended cylindrical form without neck, the rim is thick. Presumably Henan ware presenting strong, shiny, deep black glaze with craquelé. Less and irregular glaze inside applied up to under the mouth, otherwise glazeless as is the outer bottom. Rough light brown scherd, minor discontinuity in mid bottom. On a decorative carved wooden stand. 黑釉陶瓷瓶。中國,清代。高23.3厘米,直徑21.3厘米。德國舊藏。 HEIGHT (WITHOUT STAND) 23,3 CM, DM 21,3 CM From a German collection

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TSUBA WITH MONKEY AND FRUIT

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Description: Shakudo. Japan, 19th century Sukashi tsuba of round marugata form, bearing ryohitsu, decorated with a monkey seated on a rock and reaching out for the kaki fruit on the tree above. The depiction reminds the tale Saru kani kassen, telling about a monkey and a crab quarreling for the kaki fruits. HEIGHT 7,8 CM From the collection of Dr. Karl Florenz (1865-1939) Dr. Karl Florenz was a renowned scholar, university professor and considered a pioneer of German Japanese studies. He resided in Japan from 1888 until the beginning of the First World War and then continued his lectures at the Hamburg Colonial Institute, never returning to Japan again. Famed for having translated several important Japanese books including the Nihongi, Japan’s oldest official history text, he was awarded the Japanese doctor title in literature. His extensive collection was largely destroyed by air strikes in the Second World War (which he himself did not live to witness), however, most tsuba etc. survived in relatively good condition. Dr. Florenz primarily collected tsubas dating to the 18th cent. and quite evidently made an effort to explore a wide range of motifs.

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FOUR PAIR OF SILK EARFLAPS

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Description: Silk. China, Qing, 19th – early 20th century All parts are decorated in different techniques of outstandingly elaborate embroidery and altogether display perfect color freshness and very good preservation. Only the pair with fur trim is lightly soiled. The three blue pairs are lined and have a flap on the back to pull over the ears. The multi-colored ear muffs are unlined. HEIGHTS 8 CM TO 10,5 CM From the collection of an Austrian diplomat

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POPPIES

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Description: Watercolor woodblock print from the workshop Rong Baozhai. China, 20th cent. Watercolor woodblock print from the workshop Rong Baozhai. SIZE 32 x 42,6 CM Acquired in 1975, from the former collection of Walter Exner, Wien-Bad Wildungen.

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ANONYMUS (19th cent.)

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Description: Original woodblock print. Japan, 19th cent. Includes an additional original woodblock print.Kacho-e (Nadeshiko to Suyuki). Original woodblock print from a series with depictions of plants and insects (page no. 8). Unsigned. Well-preserved colours and good print quality. SIZE: Oban, 22,2 x 30,6 CM This original woodblock print was acquired during the 1970-80’s from the collection of Wilhelm and Walter Exner, Museum Bad Wildungen

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NOBUHIDE: SWORD KATANA

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Description: Japan blade - Shinshinto, dated 1866 The blade: Shinshinto. Shinogitsukuri with iorimuni, the hada with mokume, magnificent hamon bearing gunome with nie and nioi, partially with ashi. O-gissaki. The angel ubu with mei, one nakago-ana, yasurime sujikai, with kurijiri end. Mei (signature) is Chikuzen Kami NOBUHIDE, the obverse side bearing the dating. ''On a day in the 8th month of the 2nd year keio", corresponding to 1866. With golden hibaki. Nobuhide was a student of Kiyomaru ans is highly estimated in Hawley. With impressing and effectful shape of the blade and hamon. Very good condition. In shirasaya. NAGASA 67,3CM, TOTAL LENGTH 95,3 CM From a German collection

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BOTTLE-SHAPED VASE

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Description: Glazed ceramic. China, possibly Song, 13th cent. to after Blue-black glaze with flowing pattern, the red-brown shard penetrating in some areas. The glaze end is irregular 2-3 cm over the foot. On the bottle-shaped body is a shortneck with wide, flaring mouth. The neck is almost black, the mouth below lighter with black spots. Red-brown, irregularly formed rim, little warts toward inside. Glaze-free browned bottom with circle and central point, poss. workshop mark. Some age characteristics, restorated area on rim, altogether very good condition.帶釉陶瓷瓶。中國,約宋代,13世紀或晚。高16.7厘米,直徑12.5厘米。德國舊藏。 HEIGHT 16,7 CM, DM 12,5 CM From an old German private collection

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VASE WITH DRAGON AND PHOENIX

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Description: Proto-porcelain. China, presumably Song Dynasty, 12th to 13th cent. Bottle form with elegant, sweeping neck, mouth in the shaped of a ribbed bulb. Finely toned glaze is light Qingbai with compact craquelé. Angular, offset foot; relief on the body is spiritedly carved and depicts on one side a long-tailed dragon surrounded by clouds; on the other side a phoenix with flaming plumage – both heavenly creatures. The dragon has a snake-like body with triple split tail, the ends with volutes. Between these mythical creatures on each side is the three-dimensional mask of a creature with human features, but demonic expression. In the recesses, the mostly clear glaze takes on a einen blue-green tone. The bottom is unglazed and in craftmanship typical of the period indicated. According to age flawless condition.鳳龍紋原始瓷器瓶。中國,約宋代,12至13世紀。高25厘米,直徑15.7厘米。德國舊藏。 HEIGHT 25 CM, DM 15,7 CM From an old German private collection

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VASE WITH PHOENIX HEAD

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Description: Stoneware. China, possibly Song to Yuan, approx. 13th to 14th cent. Small pot with beautiful olive green-brown glaze with craquelé. The slightly pressed body is decoratively separated in two halves. The lower region with rowed pointy leaf motif, the upper part softer with blossoms and vines that sway in wavy movement. The neck is smooth, lightly ribbed and carries a phoenix head. Small collar-shaped mouth on upper side, back of the head with curved handle grip up to the shoulder, curved spout. Only two small chips in the head area of the bird, light age characteristics, very good preservation.鳳頭紋陶瓷瓶。中國,約宋至元代,約13至14世紀。高13.2厘米。德國舊藏。 HEIGHT 13,2 CM From an old German private collection

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LARGE NECK VASE WITH CRAQUELÉ

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Description: Stoneware. China, late Qing, Guangxu to Republic close-to-Seladon tone. A delicacy of craquelé, whose fine, black network is irregularly variable and ephemeral. Several lines are continuous, partly vertically straight, partly slanted or also curved. On the neck, this network is small-scaled. Brown foot, the concave bottom also featuring craquelé. Impeccable condition.裂紋釉陶瓷長領瓶。中國,清代晚期,光緒(1873-1908)年間至民國時代。高35.5厘米,直徑21.2厘米。德國舊藏。 HEIGHT 35,5 CM, DM 21,2 CM From an old German private collection

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WATER VESSEL FOR THE CALLIGRAPHER

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Description: Porcelain. China, Qing Dynasty (1644- 1911) Smaller water vessel with very beautiful light blue glaze and whitish rim. The rather hunched, classical form is here scaled down and heightened. Slightly thickened glaze rand; the retracted bottom is glazed and within a double ring is the retrospective Six-Character-Mark Da Qing Yongzheng nian zhi. Very good condition.書法家用瓷水器.。中國,清代。 高 7.7厘 米,直徑 7.8 厘米。德國舊藏 HEIGHT 7,7 CM, DM 7,8 CM From an old German private collection

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BOWL WITH LONG-LIFE SYMBOLS

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Description: Porcelain. China, late Qing, presum. Guangxu (1873 - 1908) “eternal“) and often surrounding it, shou for “long life“. Further, five partly inventive florally stylized bats fu, symbolizing the five deities of fortune. The five legs in form of abstract bats resp. ruyi (long life). On the bottom, Six-Character-Mark in seal form Da Qing Qianlong nian zhi. Delicate glaze crack with glaze thickening in the interior (only visible in backlight), very good condition.壽字紋瓷碗。中國,清代晚期,約光緒(1873-1908)年間。高3厘米,直徑13.2厘米。德國舊藏。 HEIGHT 3 CM, DM 13,2 CM From an old German private collection

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BRUSH CUP WITH LANDSCAPE RELIEF

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Description: Bamboo trunk. China, Qing Dynasty, 19th cent. Very good work, especially considering the challenge of carving this material. The depiction in raised relief offers a Shanshui landscape with lofty mountain chains, lake, islands, pavilions and watch tower. On the water, boats carrying passengers. The bamboo is a symbol of long life, modesty, a demon warder and a difficult motif for calligraphers. Some age characteristics, patina, altogether good preservation.山水紋竹雕筆筒。中國,清代,19世紀。高18厘米,直徑9.4厘米。 HEIGHT 18 CM, DM 9,4 CM From a German collection

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LARGE DECORATIVE VESSEL IN ARCHAIC STYLE

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Description: Copper alloy with enamel cloisonné. China, Qing Dynasty, 19th cent. Two-part hammered vessel in archaic style on three legs and with notable flaring handles. All of these extending parts were separately crafted and attached. The decor in enamel cloisonné is richly diverse in design and offers a mixture of diverse blossoms and vines, geometric motifs, variegated taotie masks as well as two human figures performing on the inside of the handles. The main theme on the body is composed of two scaly, fiery dragons and flaming pearls between them, patina. 古式琺瑯合銅大罐。中國,清代,19世紀。高43厘米,直徑47厘米。 HEIGHT 43 CM, DM 47 CM From a Viennese collection

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KISHI RENZAN: PHEASANT

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Description: Ink and some color on paper. Japan, 1st half 20th century Fine painting of a pheasant, very spirited and rendered with black strokes, only the head is finely done with a red hue; kiji (pheasant) is shown with foliate and clustered flowers that are growing from above; bearig a signature to the lower left corner reading RENZAN no saku 連山之作 (has done it), and red seals, simple mounting, wooden rollers, good condition. SIZE IMAGE 93,7 x 27,6 CM, SIZE SCROLL 152 x 41,6 CM From a German private collection

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TSUBA WITH ROCKS AND BAMBOO

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Description: Iron. Japan, late 18th to 19th century Marugata sukashi tsuba in the old style, bearing two hitsu, evenly rimmed; pierced with rocks, bamboo and silhouettes of flowers and/or clouds. Blackened rust-patina. HEIGHT 7,9 CM From the collection of Dr. Karl Florenz (1865-1939)

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FUKADA CHOKUJO: BLACK WATER RAIL

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Description: Ink and some color on paper. Japan, Meiji period – 1st half 20th century The bird rendered grasped in a moment of fishing, the plumage skillfully painted with strong brushwork, the bird is tastefully set amid masterfully painted reed. Signed to the lower left CHOKUJO 直城, and red seal KO in 孝印 (seal of K.). Silk mounting, bamboo rollers, good condition. SIZE IMAGE 126,5 x 27,4 CM, SIZE SCROLL 193 x 40,8 CM From a German private collection

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TESSAN (1775 - 1841): FULL MOON and TANUKI

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Description: Painting with ink on silk. Japan, 19th cent. In the center is a large and very realistic Tanuki depiction, a furry "marten dog" with bushy tail observing a grasshopper (or cricket). Very nicely painted thick fur with lively washes from light to black-grey. In the uppermost picture area, the full moon is the center of attention, lightly draped by clouds and some branches in front hanging from a wise man reaching to the center of the composition. Left below the signature TESSAN (TETSU-ZAN) 徹 山 and two red seals Tetsuzan and Shushin. Mori Tessan was trained by Maruyama Okyo in Kyoto. Montierung with brocade, ivory rollers. PICTURE 104,5 x 49,5 CM, SCROLL 185 x 61 CM From a German collection

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THE ELEGANT GUARDSMAN

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Description: Terracotta with original paint coating. China, early Western Han dynasty (3rd to 2nd cent. BC) From the tomb complex of the first Han emperor, Gaozu (206 – 195) or surrounding graves. Guardsmen from this tomb complex until today remain one of the most favorable finds ever excavated! The reasons for this are obvious – their ever so solid, defensive posture and lapidary design with unambiguous expression, from such an early time! They were created at the dawn of the Han dynasty, presumably around the end of the first Han-emperor Gaodi’s reign. The guardsman is standing wide in thorough footwear, wearing a peculiar skirt as well as a warm, soft collar and cap, and possibly held a heavy spear (or guidon). The other hand also has an opening remaining from a (horizontal) attachment, but one can only speculate what it was. These appendages were crafted from wood which degraded over time. Nevertheless, this guardsman still wears very good remnants of the original paint coating - even the painted face (mouth, eyes, and eyebrows) is well-preserved. These guardsmen never cease to mesmerize with their eerie, loyal stare…雅趣衛兵立像彩繪陶俑。中國,西漢代,公元前3世紀至2世紀。高 45.5厘米。 HEIGHT 45,5 CM From the collection of a renowned German collector

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GANKU ( - 1838): MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPE WITH SCHOLARS

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Description: Painting with ink and some colors on silk. Japan, dated 1799 Steep rocky cliffs, gorge-like valley with a narrow path, rustic footbridge and a hut hidden under trees. In front are standing two literati, who look up to a man in the cabin. On the bridge, their servant boy balances a load. This painting is inspired by Chinese Shanshui presenting romantic landscape, in which once the literati class retreated. At the upper left, the period Kansei and cycle year, as well as signature KA-KAN-DO 可 観 堂 GAN-KU 岸 駒, below is a red seal Ganku Funzen. Ganku was the founder of the Kishi School (Kishi another reading of Gan in Ganku), who received two years before his death the honorary title Echizen no Kami. Kakando is one of his artist names, Funzen an alternative name. The picture has a very good mounting with cultivated silk brocade, black lacquer rollers, altogether very good condition. PICTURE 118 x 38,5 CM, SCROLL 186 x 57 CM From a German collection

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YAMAMOTO BAIITSU (1783 – 1856): LANDSCAPE IN CHINESE STYLE

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Description: Painting with ink and colours on paper. Japan, 1st half of 19th cent. This scroll in horizontal format, which was not intended to be hung up as a kakemono but unrolled from hand to hand, offers a sansui landscape in Chinese style with rocks, gnarled pine trees, a lake and huts. Baiitsu deliberately painted this work in a “rugged style” with short, partly pointillist-appearing brush strokes, very much to the effect of the bleak landscape. In the left as well as right upper parts of the painting are blocks of text written in various writing styles, one of them is more comprehensive. On the outer left among other annotations is the signature BAI-ITSU 梅逸 and a red seal. Baiitsu, who intensively studied Chinese painting, was even promoted in rank to a samurai within his principality. Scroll mounting partly with gold hirame, box included. PAINTING SIZE 25 x 159 CM, SCROLL 29,3 x ca. 260 CM From an Austrian collection

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WATANABE KAZAN (1793 – 1841): MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPE WITH LAKE

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Description: Ink on paper. Japan, 19th cent. Landscape format ink painting depicting a rocky island covered with trees in the foreground, a building on the side and a person on the overlooking balcony. The space opens up above a large lake (or a sea cove), reaching towards steep mountains in the distance. Sketch-like painting with impeccable brush work, on the upper right the character Nobori 登, one of the artist’s pseudonyms, and the seal mark KA-ZAN 華山 below. Kazan was a Nanga painter, an old Chinese painting style of the shanshui („mountain-water“) also displayed by the painting at hand. Mounting with silk, porcelain end knobs with floral blue-white decor. PAINTING SIZE 27,4 x 52,2 CM, SCROLL 107 x 62,2 CM From the German collection "Drei Kraniche" Note: Kazan was born into a small aristocratic family from Edo, risked everything by criticizing the Shogunate in one of his print works, and was thereafter sentenced to death in 1839. The sentence was later changed to life-long domiciliary arrest. His masterpieces were created in the short time leading up to his death in 1841.

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SHIBATA ZESHIN (1807–1891): FLOWER BASKET AND CACTUS

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Description: Ink and color on paper. Jikusaki out of polished wood. Japan, Kakemono Zeshin’s modernity is based on a thorough study of culture and tradition. The painting stands for this use of traditional techniques (calligraphic brush work) in a new way (naturalistic drawing) to express his artistic intentions. This combined modern and traditional thinking led to hostility from both the modernists and the traditionalists; however, it was also the reason for his ongoing popularity. Signed: ZESHIN 是真 Seal: SHIN 真  PICTURE SIZE 113 x 30,5 CM; SCROLL LENGTH 182 CM From a German private collection

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HASHIMOTO KANSETSU (1883-1945): MAN SEATED AT A MOUNTAIN CREEK

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Description: Ink and color on paper. Japan, 1st half 20th century An appealing painting with a man resting on a red blanket takes place on a flat cliff in a steep mountainous landscape. He is clad in a Chinese attire in the style of the old “literati”. The man is painted in a restful moment and obviously enjoying the murmuring creek and a lovely cup of tea. Very amusing detail – he has taken along a modern tea cozy. The high trees and details very spirited in style. Kanetsu was also active as an author. He thoroughly studied the Chinese culture and became member of the imperial academy of arts. With inscription and signature to the upper left KANSETSU JINJIN 関雪陣人 , and red seal KANSETSU 関雪, and seal to the lower right. Mounted on silk, bone rollers, good condition. PAINTING 107 x 35,1 CM, SCROLL 184 x 48,3 CM From a German private collection

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CLAIR-DE-LUNE VASE WITH BAGUA

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Description: Porcelain. China, 19th - 1. half of 20th cent Seal.mark Qianlong on the base Eight diagrams (bagua (八卦) depicted at the sides, two handles in form of abstracted dragons at the long neck, light blue glazing with a slight green-greyish shade in the style of qingbai, Qianlong six-character mark on the base, harmonious form and color, best condition 乾隆天青釉長頸雙耳瓶. 中國, 清代, 乾隆年間. 高 20.2 厘米. HEIGHT 20, 2 CM From a German private collection

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IKE NO TAIGA (CIRCLE): MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPE IN SPRING

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Description: Ink and colours on paper. Japan, dated 1763 Portrait format, groups of clouds crossing a mountain landscape with tall rocky cliffs as well as a mountain creek running around large boulders. Huts and a walkway can be seen and the many broad-leafed trees are swaying. Accentuated vertical composition, in the foreground at the very bottom right of the walkway is a scholar accompanied by a servant. On the upper right is the inscription Horeki kimi chushun kibo 寳暦癸未仲春既 塑 , left beside Heian Ike mumei sha 平安池無名寫 as well as two red seals, a collector’s seal on the bottom left – the upper Ike Kin ni in, the lower Kobin. Both seals hold names of Ike no Taiga, a prominent 18t century painter from Kyoto. This painting could originate from his circle and was presumably approved by him. The painter does not name himself (mumei sha). Well-kept brocade mounting, ivory end knobs. Old wooden box with the inscription Ike no Taiga ... sansui zu. PAINTING SIZE 132,5 x 35 CM, SCROLL 194 x 49,3 CM From the German collection "Drei Kraniche"

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KISHI CHIKUDO (1826–1897): PEACOCK AND SPARROWS

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Description: Painting on silk. Japan, 19th cent. A bird sits on a pine branch expressively in the center, with its back to the viewer, thus exhibiting the full splendor of its plumage. In Japanese called kujaku, it is the emblem of the deity Kujaku Myo-o. The head is in profile and flaunts a bold crest. Also particularly lovely is the composition of pine trunk and branches with diagonals crossing over the entire picture field. This large painting stages humorously the counteraction of two sparrows, one peeking curiously from behind the tree, the other flying. Right below signature CHIKU-DO 竹 堂 and red seal. brocade framing, ivory rollers. PICTURE 130 x 55 CM, SCROLL 206 x 70 CM From a German collection

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THE DEMON QUELLER SHOKI

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Description: Ink and colours on paper. Japan, 19th cent. Nagasawa Rosetsu was known for his expressive and dynamic painting style, also seen in the work at hand painted after him, showing the famous demon queller Shoki. In his hands Shoki is holding a naked oni struggling to free himself. On his back the full-bearded figure is holding a ken sword, while wearing Chinese headdress and attire as well as boots on his feet. Shoki has striking, staring eyes, looking somewhat unnerved because the demon resists being succumbed. Dynamic brush work, in the upper right is the annotation RO-SETSU sha 芦 雪 冩 (painted after R.) as well as GYO 魚 with a red gyo seal below. Gyo (fish) was a pseudonym of the 18th century artist from Kyoto. Mounting with silk brocade (repairs) and end knobs with urushi coating. PAINTING SIZE 135 x 54 CM, SCROLL 184 x 65,3 CM From the German collection "Drei Kraniche"

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VASE WITH CELADON GLAZE

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Description: Stoneware. China, Qing Dynasty Very balanced shoulder vase form with short pipe-shaped neck and flat flared rim. Very beautiful harmonious grey-green celadon color of the glaze, covered by a compact, fine network of craquelé. The incised light darker green appearing ornament, due to the depth, offers - rowed lotus leaves between the areas around the foot and shoulder - large blossoms, presum. peonies, with great swaying arches of the tendrils. Light reddish glaze area on a place near the bottom. 青綠釉陶瓷瓶。中國,清代。高33厘米。愛爾蘭/捷克舊藏。 HEIGHT 33 CM From an Irish-Czech private collection

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TSUBA WITH HOJU AND DRAGON

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Description: Iron and gilding. Japan, HEIGHT 7,9 CM Of octagonal and slightly rounded form with ryohitsu and with a raised rim, strongly faded details due to rust patina from age, a gilt hoju no tama (mythic-sacred pearl) to the mid upper section and volutes in shape of a dragon tail on the left, the lower section is faded but was formerly decorated possibly with a dragon on the right, the reverse shows twirling clouds and traces of gilt nunome. 18th to 19th century From the collection of Dr. Karl Florenz (1865-1939) Dr. Karl Florenz was a renowned scholar, university professor and considered a pioneer of German Japanese studies. He resided in Japan from 1888 until the beginning of the First World War and then continued his lectures at the Hamburg Colonial Institute, never returning to Japan again. Famed for having translated several important Japanese books including the Nihongi, Japan’s oldest official history text, he was awarded the Japanese doctor title in literature. His extensive collection was largely destroyed by air strikes in the Second World War (which he himself did not live to witness), however, most tsuba etc. survived in relatively good condition. Dr. Florenz primarily collected tsubas dating to the 18th cent. and quite evidently made an effort to explore a wide range of motifs.

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TSUBA WITH A DECORATIVE HIGH RELIEF

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Description: Iron and gilding. Japan, 18th to 19th century Unusually rendered tsuba of marugata form with indented edges, ryohitsu, rim raised on the obverse, decorated in a relief tassel shaped elements, the center with a coma-shaped motif and with a koto (string instrument) that used to be an ancient motif for a mon, below there is a stylized character; decorative details in gold nunome, evenly rendered reverse with engraved floral decoration, traces of gilt nunome. HEIGHT 8,2 CM From the collection of Dr. Karl Florenz (1865-1939)

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TSUBA WITH RAFTSMAN

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Description: Iron, copper, some gilding. Japan, 18th century Of round marugata form, with two hitsu, lobed and overlapping rim, bearing an ishime ground decorated with a man wearing a rain hat and a long bamboo stalk, he is shown standing on a floating trunk, the reverse with engraved decoration of water streams and fishing nets at the riverbank, some gilt nunome. HEIGHT 7,8 CM From the collection of Dr. Karl Florenz (1865-1939) Dr. Karl Florenz was a renowned scholar, university professor and considered a pioneer of German Japanese studies. He resided in Japan from 1888 until the beginning of the First World War and then continued his lectures at the Hamburg Colonial Institute, never returning to Japan again. Famed for having translated several important Japanese books including the Nihongi, Japan’s oldest official history text, he was awarded the Japanese doctor title in literature. His extensive collection was largely destroyed by air strikes in the Second World War (which he himself did not live to witness), however, most tsuba etc. survived in relatively good condition. Dr. Florenz primarily collected tsubas dating to the 18th cent. and quite evidently made an effort to explore a wide range of motifs.

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VASE WITH CELADON GLAZE

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Description: Porcelain. China, Republic, 1st half 20th cent. The particular attractiveness of this vase is defined by the beautiful, elegant form and the expressive, very powerful craquelé image, which covers the entire vase, becoming thicker from the neck down. The ovoid, smooth corpus has a ribbed area in the art of rowed lotus leaves around the even foot. A light, harmonious tone is presented by the glaze in Celadon tradition. Unglazed, coffee-brown bottom. Flawless condition.青瓷釉梅瓶。中國,民國時期,20世紀上半葉。高30厘米。 HEIGHT 30 CM From an Irish-Czech private collection

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MATSUMURA KEIBUN (1779-1843): BIRD IN LOQUAT TREE

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Description: Ink and color on paper. Japan, 1st half 19th century A strong Loquat (biwa) branch with twigs and fruit is growing over the center of the depiction, The painting is focused on the contrast created with the delicate tiny bird that is perching on a twig. The bird is masterly rendered with light blue strokes for the head, and the red brown hues for the chest. Keibun was an artist deriving from the Shijo school and a half-brother of its founder Goshun. Signed to the lower right KEIBUN 景文 , and red seal KEIBUN. Brocade mounting, bone rollers, good condition. PAINTING 116 x 27,6 CM, SCROLL197,5 x 40,2 CM From a German private collection

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CUP WITH NEIFU MARK

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Description: Porcelain with blue-underglaze. China, late Qing Dynasty, approx. 19th cent. Blue Neifu內 府 mark on the bottom. Cylindrical, straight form, exterior compact painting featuring a composition of blossoms, tendrils and spirals. Radial-shaped blossoms, tendrils in widely swinging S-forms. The individual lines are very confidently placed. On the bottom is the blue Neifu mark 內 府, which notes manufacture for the palace. Guter condition.青花小杯。中國,清代晚期,約19世紀。高10.8厘米,直徑8.6厘米。 HEIGHT 10,8 CM, DM 8,6 CM From a German collection

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