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Asian Works of Art & Interiors

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury


483 lots with images

March 12, 2014

Live Auction

Donnington Priory

Donnington

Newbury, RG14 2JE United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1635 553553

Fax: +44 (0)1635 553599

Email: donnington@dnfa.com

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A Chinese painted wood altar, the rectangular body

Lot 1: A Chinese painted wood altar, the rectangular body

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Description: A Chinese painted wood altar, the rectangular body carved and gilded to the top, back and sides with scrolling lotus, Buddhist treasures and a calligraphic inscription, the front panel carved, pierced and gilded with a bird amid lotus, the whole raised on square sdection legs with lantern feet to the front legs, all in red and gold lacquer, 53.5cm x 26cm x 33.5cm, early 20th century

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A Chinese painting of a garden scene depicting

Lot 2: A Chinese painting of a garden scene depicting

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Description: A Chinese painting of a garden scene depicting ladies engaging in leisurely pursuits, colours and gold on silk, 19th century

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Seven Chinese rice paper paintings of figures

Lot 3: Seven Chinese rice paper paintings of figures

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Description: Seven Chinese rice paper paintings of figures engaging in various pursuits including silk weaving, agricultural scenes, and reading within pavilions in a verdant landscape, framed and glazed, 19th century

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Eight Chinese rice paper paintings of court

Lot 4: Eight Chinese rice paper paintings of court

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Description: Eight Chinese rice paper paintings of court figures, framed and glazed, 19th century

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A set of six Chinese pith paintings, each

Lot 5: A set of six Chinese pith paintings, each

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Description: A set of six Chinese pith paintings, each depicting a different figure from mythology, in gouache on pith paper, each framed and glazed, size including frame 25cm x 19cm, late 19th century

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A pair of Chinese ancestor portraits, each a half-length view

Lot 6: A pair of Chinese ancestor portraits, each a half-length view

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Description: "Please note this lot should read; A pair of Chinese ancestor portraits, each a half-length view of an elderly dignitary seated in a horseshoe-back chair; dimensions of image 43cm by 35.5cm, 19th-20th century; each framed and glazed ???/???? ??????~? "

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A group of eight Chinese paintings in inks and

Lot 7: A group of eight Chinese paintings in inks and

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Description: A group of eight Chinese paintings in inks and colours on silk, bird and flower subjects together with floral basket subjects, all framed and glazed, 139cm, 150cm, 88cm, 82.5cm, 81cm and 71cm high, 19th-20th century Please note the estimate for this lot should read £300-£400

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A group of silver objects, 19th century,

Lot 8: A group of silver objects, 19th century,

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Description: A group of silver objects, 19th century, comprising two cuffs, one plain, the other decorated with intricate floral scrolls and interlocking foliage, two buckles and two hairpins, similarly decorated. Provenance: Private UK collection.

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A Chinese bronze bell moulded with dragon faces,

Lot 10: A Chinese bronze bell moulded with dragon faces,

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Description: A Chinese bronze bell moulded with dragon faces, 35cm high, 20th century. Provenance: Private European collection. Please note the estimate for this lot should read £300-£500

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A Chinese silver gilt hair ornament of long, flat

Lot 11: A Chinese silver gilt hair ornament of long, flat

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Description: A Chinese silver gilt hair ornament of long, flat form with scrolled terminal, decorated to one side with lotus flowers and foliage on a fish-roe ground, the reverse with a two-character stamp, length 25.7cm, 17th-18th century

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A Chinese style bronze censer of squat bulbous

Lot 12: A Chinese style bronze censer of squat bulbous

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Description: A Chinese style bronze censer of squat bulbous form resting on tripod columnar legs, the broad flat rim surmounted with rope-twist handles, beneath the rim a band of dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst clouds, the base cast with a six character of Xuante, diameter 29cm, 19th-20th century. Provenance: Nunney Court, Wiltshire, formerly the residence of Mr Rob Walker, of Formula One's highly successful Rob Walker Racing team.

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A Chinese cloisonne enamel bowl of flared circular

Lot 13: A Chinese cloisonne enamel bowl of flared circular

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Description: A Chinese cloisonne enamel bowl of flared circular form resting on four stylised ruyi shaped feet, decorated with a continuous band of lotus flowers and scrolling foliage, the base and interior of turquoise blue, 11cm high, 21.6cm diameter, 19th century; a bronze censer of six-lobed circular form resting on tripod feet, the rim with simple loop handles, the base with a six-character of Xuande but later, 11.5cm diameter

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A lacquered wood figure of a Chinese general, he

Lot 15: A lacquered wood figure of a Chinese general, he

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Description: A lacquered wood figure of a Chinese general, he stands wearing scale armour beneath his elaborate robes, a four-plate helmet on his head, the whole covered in red and gold lacquer over silk which adheres to thye wood body, 59cm high 19th-20th century; with later wood stand

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A Chinese bamboo brush pot of typical cylindrical

Lot 16: A Chinese bamboo brush pot of typical cylindrical

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Description: A Chinese bamboo brush pot of typical cylindrical form carved to the exterior with a central panel depicting a dignitary and attendants in a garden, with two roundels of phoenixes and a further figural panel, 12.5cm high, possibly of recent manufacture

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A wood carving of a mythical beast, probably a

Lot 17: A wood carving of a mythical beast, probably a

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Description: A wood carving of a mythical beast, probably a Buddhist dog, the reclining creature with its head turned to its left and gripping a lingzhi fungus in its mouth, 21cm long, 20th century

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A bamboo carving of a Chinese general, possibly

Lot 18: A bamboo carving of a Chinese general, possibly

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Description: A bamboo carving of a Chinese general, possibly intended for Guandi, he is dressed in long robes over his armour and sits on a rocky outcrop as he strokes his long beard and holds a book in the other hand, height 27.8cm, 20th century

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A Chinese hardwood ruyi sceptre, the handle formed

Lot 19: A Chinese hardwood ruyi sceptre, the handle formed

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Description: A Chinese hardwood ruyi sceptre, the handle formed in imitation of bamboo with branches and foliage, the head carved as a node, length 34.6cm, 20th century

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A Chinese ivory coffee pot and cover, 19th

Lot 20: A Chinese ivory coffee pot and cover, 19th

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Description: A Chinese ivory coffee pot and cover, 19th century, carved as a wooden stump form with handle and spout shaped as branches, carved with high relief designs of scrolling peonies on the body and cover, 13.5cm high, 12cm long

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A group of Chinese ivory objects comprising a

Lot 21: A group of Chinese ivory objects comprising a

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Description: A group of Chinese ivory objects comprising a needle case, a note holder and two ivory boxes, all carved with intricate, openwork designs of contorting dragons and floral sprays, 19th century

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A Chinese ivory card case carved with designs of

Lot 22: A Chinese ivory card case carved with designs of

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Description: A Chinese ivory card case carved with designs of figures amid buildings and floral scrolls, bears the initials B and M and the date 12th Nov 1873, 11.2cm high and 7cm wide, 1873 "BM", "12th Nov 1973"

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Two tortoiseshell boxes, one of rectangular shape

Lot 23: Two tortoiseshell boxes, one of rectangular shape

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Description: Two tortoiseshell boxes, one of rectangular shape carved with designs of figures amid buildings, flowers and geometric designs, 6cm long, the other of circular shape decorated with butterflies amid grape vines and leaves

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A Chinese lacquered qin, the wood structure

Lot 24: A Chinese lacquered qin, the wood structure

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Description: A Chinese lacquered qin, the wood structure covered in Tang style crackled black lacquer decorated in gold lacquer with dignitaries and their attendants in gardens within a stylised landscape setting, the reverse carved and gilded with a lengthy inscription in archaic characters, 120cm long

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A Chinese lacquer box and cover of oval form,

Lot 25: A Chinese lacquer box and cover of oval form,

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Description: A Chinese lacquer box and cover of oval form, decorated in inlaid mother-of-pearl on a black lacquer ground with a lobed central panel of birds above a gnarled tree, all within a border of stylised flower-head diaper, the sides also with the same diaper, the interior being red, 21cm long, 18th century or later

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Two pairs of white metal, gilded earrings, Qing

Lot 26: Two pairs of white metal, gilded earrings, Qing

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Description: Two pairs of white metal, gilded earrings, Qing dynasty, shaped as flowers and flower baskets, chrysanthemums, embellished with bamboo leaves, in kingfisher feather, 5.4cm and 1cm diameter. Provenance: Private UK collection. The bamboo zhu was taken as a symbol of upright moral value for his strength and durability, but also of filial piety growing in thickets groves close to "his parents". Bamboo also underscores symbolism  "to convey a wish", being homophone with zhu meaning to congratulate. For reference see Maggie Bickford, The painting of Flowers and Birds in Sung-Yuan China, Arts of the Sung and Yuan, 1996, p. 293-315.

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Four Chinese jade earrings, Qing dynasty,

Lot 27: Four Chinese jade earrings, Qing dynasty,

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Description: Four Chinese jade earrings, Qing dynasty, differently carved with floral designs and foliage scrolls, respectively  5.3cm, 2.3cm, 3.5cm and 2.3cm high. Provenance: Private UK collection.

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A Chinese jade pendant carved as a tree squirrel

Lot 28: A Chinese jade pendant carved as a tree squirrel

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Description: A Chinese jade pendant carved as a tree squirrel on a finger citron and with integral suspension ring attached to the stalk, length 4cm

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An agate handling piece of rounded form pierced

Lot 29: An agate handling piece of rounded form pierced

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Description: An agate handling piece of rounded form pierced and carved with a chilong amid lingzhi fungi, the mottled stone well used to highlight the creature, length 6.5cm

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A jade plume holder of cylindrical form with a

Lot 30: A jade plume holder of cylindrical form with a

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Description: A jade plume holder of cylindrical form with a suspension loop at one end, 7cm high

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A group of thirty-three assorted Chinese

Lot 31: A group of thirty-three assorted Chinese

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Description: A group of thirty-three assorted Chinese embroidered silk panels, 22 to 55cm high, 19-20th century

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A Chinese informal jacket of blue satin

Lot 32: A Chinese informal jacket of blue satin

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Description: A Chinese informal jacket of blue satin embroidered in coloured silks with peony sprays and butterflies, with white sleeve bands, 93cm wide and 160cm high, Qing dynasty, 19th century

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A Chinese multi-layered silk collar composed of

Lot 33: A Chinese multi-layered silk collar composed of

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Description: A Chinese multi-layered silk collar composed of differently shaped roundels embroidered with children and floral sprays,  46cm high and 31cm wide, 19th century

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A Chinese Tang style model of a sancai glazed

Lot 34: A Chinese Tang style model of a sancai glazed

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Description: A Chinese Tang style model of a sancai glazed pottery Bactrian camel, kneeling, carrying two goats on its back, 25cm high, 23cm wide

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A Chinese Kraak blue and white dish of barbed

Lot 35: A Chinese Kraak blue and white dish of barbed

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Description: A Chinese Kraak blue and white dish of barbed circular form decorated in typical underglaze blue with a brace of duck beside peonies on a river bank to the well, the broad rim with alternating panels of flowers and Buddhist treasures, 36.1cm diameter, Wanli period

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A Chinese famille verte ribbed, double spouted

Lot 36: A Chinese famille verte ribbed, double spouted

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Description: A Chinese famille verte ribbed, double spouted wine pot and cover, with arched handle an dsilver fittings, decorated with lotuses, peony shrubs and sprays, 17cm high, Kangxi (1662-1722)

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A Chinese famille verte saucer dish of deep,

Lot 37: A Chinese famille verte saucer dish of deep,

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Description: A Chinese famille verte saucer dish of deep, decagonal form, the well decorated in typical enamels and gilding with a butterfly above stylised peonies, the sides bear further floral sprigs all beneath a formal band, the exterior with further floral panels, foot with a double blue circle, diameter 22cm, Kangxi period. Provenance: Private UK collection.

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A pair of blue and white dishes, each of shallow,

Lot 38: A pair of blue and white dishes, each of shallow,

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Description: A pair of blue and white dishes, each of shallow, dodecahedronical form moulded with lappets and decorated with a central medallion of rocks amid plants, all within a border of lappets and radiating floral panels, the exterior with scattered sprigs, diameter 13.4cm, four-character mark of Kangxi and probably of the period; three smaller saucers of similar form with lobed rim, decorated with a garden scene within floral bands, diameter 12.7 to13cm, 18th century

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A Chinese blue and white imperial saucer dish,

Lot 39: A Chinese blue and white imperial saucer dish,

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Description: A Chinese blue and white imperial saucer dish, Kangxi period, potted with gently flaring rim painted with two sages, one by a deer holding a double gourd, the other with books, beneath a pine tree on a fenced, cloudy, mountain setting, the underside painted with a landscape scene bearing a viewing pavilion, the base with six-character mark of Chenghua within a double ring, 16cm diameter

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A large Chinese blue and white charger of dished,

Lot 40: A large Chinese blue and white charger of dished,

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Description: A large Chinese blue and white charger of dished, circular form decorated in underglaze blue with a bird perched amid bamboo, prunus and peonies, ruyi and rockwork surround the prunus, a butterfly unsuspectingly approaches the bird, 42.3cm diameter, Qing dynasty

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A Chinese Export blue and white tureen, cover and

Lot 42: A Chinese Export blue and white tureen, cover and

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Description: A Chinese Export blue and white tureen, cover and stand, each of typical chamfered rectangular form, decorated with garden and landscape scenes within butterfly, diaper and foliate borders, the tureen with rabbit's-head handles, the cover with a rococo scroll handle, 38.5cm long, 22.5cm high, 18th-19th century. All three items possibly associated.  ,

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A pair of Cantonese style vases, each of a tapered

Lot 43: A pair of Cantonese style vases, each of a tapered

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Description: A pair of Cantonese style vases, each of a tapered ovoid form on a flared foot and rising to a waisted neck with everted lobed mouth, the neck applied with faux handles in the form of Buddhist dogs, the whole decorated in typical famille rose palette with panels of court interiors and roundels on a ground of diaper and floral reserves, 43cm high, probably of recent manufacture

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A Chinese Export blue and white plate of dished,

Lot 44: A Chinese Export blue and white plate of dished,

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Description: A Chinese Export blue and white plate of dished, circular form decorated in the well with flowers blooming around a fence in a garden, the border with a band of bamboo stems and foliage, the rim bears a cafe-au-lait edge, 27.5cm diameter, 18th-19th century

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A Canton famille rose charger of slightly dished,

Lot 49: A Canton famille rose charger of slightly dished,

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Description: A Canton famille rose charger of slightly dished, circular form, decorated in typical palette with four shaped floral panels on a gilt and floral ground, the rim with a similar border, the reverse with scattered florettes, 41.1cm diameter, 19th century

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A famille verte saucer dish, the circular dish

Lot 50: A famille verte saucer dish, the circular dish

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Description: A famille verte saucer dish, the circular dish boldly decorated in typical overglaze enamels with a large and elaborate jardiniere containing a profusely flowering peony and a wind-hollowed rock, two smaller vessels containing miniature landscapes flank it, the foot with an underglaze-blue artemesia leaf mark, diameter 35.3cm, 17th century

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