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Red China 1921 - 1976

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury


287 lots with images

October 4, 2012

Live Auction

Bloomsbury House

24 Maddox Street

London, W1S 1PP United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)207 495 9494

Fax: +44 (0)207 495 9499

Email: info@bloomsburyauctions.com

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Sailing the Sea Depends on the Helmsman, poster

Lot 201: Sailing the Sea Depends on the Helmsman, poster

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Description: Sailing the Sea Depends on the Helmsman, poster for a film documentary: 'Sailing the Sea Depends on the Helmsman' produced by August First Film Production company, distributed by China Film Distribution Company, slogan at top left: 'Highest Instruction: In order to fight against the invasion of the imperialists we must build a strong navy', 765 x 1040 mm, creases, vertical fold, some repairs, 1968. ***During the early years of the Cultural Revolution, no other film formats were allowed to be produced except for documentaries. This film was one of the most popular because of its subject matter and the title, which was often used by Lin Biao and was included in the Little Red Book. It documents the Convention for Navy Activists studying Mao's work..

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Chairman Mao Goes to AnYuan, very large

Lot 202: Chairman Mao Goes to AnYuan, very large

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Description: Chairman Mao Goes to AnYuan, very large multi-coloured silk portrait of young Mao, captioned below 'Our great teacher Chairman Mao goes to AnYuan in the autumn of 1921, he ignited the revolutionary fire by himself', 2260 x 1524 mm, soiling and some edge stains, but still a vibrant example, China Hangzhou East Is Red Silk Weaving Factory, c.1968. ***This portrait was conceived by Liu Chun Hua to commemorate Mao's trip to AnYuan where he organised a miner's strike, an act of self-sacrifice to demonstrate his commitment to the people and the communist spirit. This became so iconic during the Cultural Revolution that it became the most frequently used design - the image was in every household, paraded and venerated, appearing in all materials and sizes..

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Chairman Mao Goes to AnYuan, large poster of the

Lot 203: Chairman Mao Goes to AnYuan, large poster of the

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Description: Chairman Mao Goes to AnYuan, large poster of the young iconic Mao in AnYuan, the small caption below states: 'In 1921 our great leader Chairman Mao went to AnYuan, lighting up the revolutionary fire by himself', possibly its first publication as a poster, 1060 x 762 mm, horizontal folds and handling creases, by Liu Chun Hua, People's Art Publishing House (Beijing), 1968.

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Statue of Mao, near life-size plaster statue of

Lot 204: Statue of Mao, near life-size plaster statue of

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Description: Statue of Mao, near life-size plaster statue of young Mao going to AnYuan based on the 1967 painting by Liu Chun Hua and the most reproduced portrait of Mao, created in plaster where he is turned into a philosopher/prophet with his clenched fist representing determination, and the umbrella indicating the hard journey for the Revolution, 1727 mm high, minor wear to surface, c.1968.

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Young Mao at AnYuan, idealised sculpture of young

Lot 205: Young Mao at AnYuan, idealised sculpture of young

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Description: Young Mao at AnYuan, idealised sculpture of young Mao, a variation on the 1967 painting of Mao Going to AnYuan by Liu Chun Hua, dressed in his scholar's robe, his right arm at his hip, the left resting on a plinth, incised with a quoted inscription on the side: "I ask, on this boundless land, who rules over man's destiny?", 559 mm high, moulded plaster cast with a cream glaze, very minor chips, c.1968-70.

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Group of three Mao statues in Glass, one in

Lot 206: Group of three Mao statues in Glass, one in

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Description: Group of three Mao statues in Glass, one in Porcelain, moulded pressed glass bust of Chairman Mao, another in milk glass with 'Long Live Chairman Mao' incised in red at its base, also a white porcelain bust of Mao wearing a cap and accented in red, its base with slogans in black characters: 'Long Live Great Teacher, Great Leader, Great Commander-in-chief, Great Helmsman Chairman Mao', factory marks underneath for Tang Shan 7th Factory; accompanied by a full standing milk glass sculpture of Mao (hollow) on a round pedestal base, Mao with cap 280 mm high, standing Mao 380 mm high, c.1968 (4) ***The three glass figurines were all intended for use as lamps, but many of them cracked (or exploded) with use when the heat was trapped inside..

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Hand-painted Theatre Curtain, two-panel,

Lot 207: Hand-painted Theatre Curtain, two-panel,

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Description: Hand-painted Theatre Curtain, two-panel, hand-painted theatre curtain in black ink and watercolours, with wooden horizontal dividers, cloth bordered in black, on the upper panel 'Grasp Revolution, Promote Production' with Mao's portrait above the top centre panel flanked on both sides by the couple 'Hua Ying, April 1966, the model couple for studying and utilizing Mao Tse-Tung's Thoughts', on the lower panel 'Lotus' on the left, 'Peony' on the right panels, with central panel showing Mao visiting local farmers and checking on their lives, on the lower sides are, 'Painting of Young Model Workers', and on the top is one of Mao's poems in calligraphy, upper panel 1130 x 978 mm, lower panel 876 x 978 mm, overall size 2578 x 1416 mm, some staining. Shanxi province, 1968.

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Two-sided Circular Portraits of Chairman Mao on

Lot 208: Two-sided Circular Portraits of Chairman Mao on

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Description: Two-sided Circular Portraits of Chairman Mao on wood, traditional style woodblock painting of Chairman Mao in black, red, yellow and green paint on a large plywood disc, the glowing background colours represent the sun radiating, as Mao was often portrayed as the Sun to the people, (hence the round shape), on verso is a more free-hand painting depicting Mao as a young soldier with red-star cap, diameter 756 mm, some chips and losses to edges, c.1968.

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Mao Red Badges in original collector's box,

Lot 209: Mao Red Badges in original collector's box,

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Description: Mao Red Badges in original collector's box, collection of over 110 plastic, enamel and porcelain pins, badges and shaped buttons on five foam-lined cardboard trays with slogans: 'Long Live Chairman Mao', 'Follow the great leader Chairman Mao'etc., housed in a vintage red cardboard collector's box, red clam-shell lid with raised portrait of Mao in gilt and the quote below it: "Sailing the Sea Depends on the Helmsman, Carrying On Revolution Depends on Mao Tse-Tung's Thoughts - Lin Biao, November 9th 1967"; inside lid is also LinBiao's endorsement, badges are mostly circular, diameter 79 mm and smaller diameter 16 mm, with various profiles of Mao in silver or gilt, and photographic decals on the porcelain badges, box 270 x 216 x 64 mm, some soiling and rubbing. Beijing, Shanghai, Jingdezhen and Southern regions, c.1968 - early 1970s.

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Use Vice-Chairman Lin as Our Glorious Model, Be

Lot 210: Use Vice-Chairman Lin as Our Glorious Model, Be

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Description: Use Vice-Chairman Lin as Our Glorious Model, Be Loyal to Chairman Mao Forever, book illustrated with 3 photographs, with Vice-Chairman Lin's face crossed out (including on cover), devoted to Lin Biao's revolutionary career, with anecdotes recounted by other people for emulation, [v], 2, 376pp., original pictorial wrappers, Trade Academy Red Flag editorial department of Beijing Foreign Trade Academy Revolutionary Committee, 1968; and Courageous Vice Commander-in-chief, Great Achievements. A formal biography, illustrated with 6 photographs + coloured reproduction of Mao Going to AnYuan, [vii] ff., 4 (index) + 2pp. errata laid in, 512pp., original printed wrappers, soiled, with several endleaves defective at upper blank margins, Zhejiang Province Workers Representatives, 1969, 8vo (2)

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The May 7th Collection of Terms & Expressions

Lot 211: The May 7th Collection of Terms & Expressions

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Description: The May 7th Collection of Terms & Expressions (Chinese-English), Bilingual Cultural Revolution Dictionary, first and only printing of this very rare dictionary, [ix] viii 607pp., at the back of the book is pasted an unrecorded errata slip asking readers to cross out ten terms which are deemed inappropriate due to their negative meaning and subject-matter, original blue vinyl covers, small chips at spine and cover with silver-stamped title on spine and upper cover, also illustrating the newly opened Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge, stamp on title-page of Wuhan University Library, dated 1968, Revolutionary Committee of the Foreign Languages Department for the Revolutionary Committee of Central China Normal University, Wuhan, Hubei Province, 8vo, 1968. ***Very important resource dictionary for terms, expressions, catch-phrases and slogans, compiled to assist Red Guards in debating with western diplomats and newsmen on current events. Its title was taken from a speech Chairman Mao made on May 7, 1966 when he declared that all intellectuals should be re-educated by peasants. Includes "Quotations from Vice-Chairman Lin Biao" with Lin photographed alongside Mao at the front..

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Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Selected Works, this

Lot 212: Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Selected Works, this

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Description: Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Selected Works, this version was intended only for PLA officers with no copies for public sale, [ii] 2, 18, 1406 pp., gilt lettered red vinyl, in water-tight protective plastic solander case simulating the Little Red Book with an authentic Mao badge mounted on its front, People's Publishing House (Beijing); Chinese Youth Publishing House Printing Factory (Beijing), 12mo, 1968. ***The back of the case has incised in gilt Lin Biao's famous endorsement: 'Read Chairman Mao's Books, Listen to Chairman Mao's Words, Follow Chairman Mao's Instruction, Be a Good Soldier of Chairman Mao'.

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Posters with slogans, six felt posters, containing

Lot 213: Posters with slogans, six felt posters, containing

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Description: Posters with slogans, six felt posters, containing various slogans and quotations with portraits of Chairman Mao, including: 'Sailing the Seas depends on the Helmsman, Carrying on Revolution depends on Mao Tse-Tung's Thoughts' (Lin Biao); 'Chairman Mao raises his hand and we follow. Serve the People', 'A spark can set alight a prairie fire', 'Long live Chairman Mao', sizes vary, but mostly c.276 x 387 mm, creases and stains, 1968 (6)

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Long Live Chairman Mao, three-dimensional

Lot 214: Long Live Chairman Mao, three-dimensional

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Description: Long Live Chairman Mao, three-dimensional handicraft photographic portrait of Chairman Mao on textile, also using various fabrics for the dress and hat, the background depicting the site of the first National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party in Shanghai, painted on wood, 622 x 508 mm, on larger board, framed in shadow-box and glazed, created by the Art and Handicraft Factory of ChangZhi City, Shanxi Province, c.1968.

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The Mountains and Rivers of the Motherland are all

Lot 215: The Mountains and Rivers of the Motherland are all

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Description: The Mountains and Rivers of the Motherland are all Red, large handmade multi-coloured needlepoint embroidery of Mao surrounded by different ethnic people, this was made in 1968 for the 19th anniversary of the PRC, including slogans on the banners 'Highest Instructions', 'The Mountains and Rivers of the Motherland are all Red', 'Warmly celebrate the 19th anniversary of the founding of PRC', 'Do well with criticising, condemning and reforming', 2080 x 3060 mm, some soiling, creased, Revolutionary Committee of Heze Printing Factory, Heze, Hebei province, 1968.

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Carry on Studying Mao Tse-Tung's Thoughts and

Lot 216: Carry on Studying Mao Tse-Tung's Thoughts and

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Description: Carry on Studying Mao Tse-Tung's Thoughts and follow his Political Route, original watercolour on paper showing peasants gathered together to study Chairman Mao's Quotations in a teach-in session during a break from working in the field, 1060 x 673 mm, some staining at top margins, c.1968.

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Three-dimensional portrait of Mao, with Stalin,

Lot 217: Three-dimensional portrait of Mao, with Stalin,

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Description: Three-dimensional portrait of Mao, with Stalin, Lenin, Marx and Engels painted in the background, handicraft photographic portrait of Chairman Mao on textile using fabrics for the dress, hat and flags, mounted on a painted background on wood, Mao is depicted with the other four great thinkers of Communism, 298 x 441 mm on larger board, framed in shadow-box and glazed, created by the Art and Handicraft Factory of ChangZhi City, Shanxi Province, c.1968.

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Portrait Woodblock Print of the Five Greats,

Lot 218: Portrait Woodblock Print of the Five Greats,

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Description: Portrait Woodblock Print of the Five Greats, woodblock printed in black on pink paper of Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin and Chairman Mao, 546 x 784 mm, vertical creases, tears to margins, c.1968.

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Gerhard Richter (German, 1932) Mao, black-purple

Lot 219: Gerhard Richter (German, 1932) Mao, black-purple

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Description: Gerhard Richter (German, 1932) Mao, black-purple collotype on white light-weight card paper, signed and dated lower right, numbered 18/22, published by Galerie h (August Haseke), Hannover, printed by Hannoversche Lichtdruck, 838 x 590 mm, 1968. Mostly influenced early on by socialist realism then later introduced to the American and British Pop-art and Fluxus movements in the 1960s, the East-German born artist is known for adopting different artistic styles and being open to experimentation and influences from notable artists of his time (e.g. Pollock, Ellsworth Kelly and Warhol), manifesting in his photography and paintings. His blurred image of a smiling Mao pre-dates Andy Warhol's more famous rendition, but nonetheless is just as iconic in its haunting apparition. ***The image was based on a 1967 newspaper photograph of Mao Tse-Tung..

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Nicolas Bentley (British, 1907-1978) Portrait of

Lot 220: Nicolas Bentley (British, 1907-1978) Portrait of

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Description: Nicolas Bentley (British, 1907-1978) Portrait of Mao Tse-Tung, ink and watercolour drawing with Chinese white and benday, with pencil notation, stamped on back with the artist's signature on sticker at upper right, 113 x 133 mm, matted, c.1968. ***Created for the Sunday Telegraph - Books Section by this British artist, best known for his humorous cartoons in books and magazines..

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Chairman Mao is the greatest contemporary Marxist

Lot 221: Chairman Mao is the greatest contemporary Marxist

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Description: Chairman Mao is the greatest contemporary Marxist and Leninist, vintage handicraft "Sand Picture" portrait of Mao and the four International Leaders of Communist Thought, executed by gluing sand on pencil-traced outline, in green and red, lettered caption below executed by the same method, 400 x 600 mm, on larger paper, some staining, loss of sand and creases; matted, framed and glazed, c.1969.

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Comrade Mao Tse-Tung, large cotton brocade

Lot 222: Comrade Mao Tse-Tung, large cotton brocade

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Description: Comrade Mao Tse-Tung, large cotton brocade Jacquard-woven textile banner with iconic bust portrait of Chairman Mao in black, grey tones and white, captioned in red letters in lower margin, with factory name and measurements detailed at foot, 1980 x 1295 mm, some folds, otherwise fine, made by China Hangzhou Hong Feng Silk Weaving Factory, c.1969.

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Chairman Mao at the Great Ceremony of the Founding

Lot 223: Chairman Mao at the Great Ceremony of the Founding

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Description: Chairman Mao at the Great Ceremony of the Founding of the People's Republic of China, oil on canvas of Mao on the Tiananmen rostrum or Gate of Heavenly Peace Tower declaring that "The Chinese People have Stood Up!" which marked the founding of the New China on October 1st, 1949, 1580 x 1200 mm, framed, c.1969. ***This picture is based on a well-known press photograph taken on that auspicious day, here painted on three-panels of canvas stitched together, created in memory of the important event..

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Warmly Celebrate the Opening of the Ninth National

Lot 224: Warmly Celebrate the Opening of the Ninth National

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Description: Warmly Celebrate the Opening of the Ninth National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, multi-colour silk portrait of Mao for the ninth national congress, together with 10 other small silk portraits of Chairman Mao, c.1970s, with titles 'Chairman Mao is the greatest Marxist and Leninist of this era', of Mao and Stalin titled 'Great Friendship', Mao's birth home 'The Red Sun Rose in ShaoShan', 'Chairman Mao Reviewing Million Revolutionary Masses', 336 x 190 mm and various sizes, some staining and discolouration, but otherwise mostly in good condition, Suzhou East is Red silk weaving factory, 1969 (11)

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United We Stand - Long Live the great

Lot 225: United We Stand - Long Live the great

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Description: United We Stand - Long Live the great Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tse-Tung Thought!, central panel only of a very rare three-panel poster, this section depicting a mass of international people rising with red flags and holding up the Little Red Book, above them a large half-portrait of Mao wearing military uniform, his right hand raised to salute the proletariat of the world, with the spirits of Lenin and Marx behind him, partial slogan in Chinese printed in red at bottom border, 1047 x 752 mm, Tianjin People's Art Publishing House, 1969.

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Set of 3 Porcelain Plaques with decorative base,

Lot 226: Set of 3 Porcelain Plaques with decorative base,

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Description: Set of 3 Porcelain Plaques with decorative base, coloured pictorial commemorative round porcelain portrait discs created to celebrate the Twentieth Anniversary of the Foundation of the People's Republic of China, all three plaques picturing Mao: 1) as a young poet, on the back: 'ZhongGuo JingDeZhen, Wish Chairman Mao Long Long Life, Warmly Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Founding of People's Republic of China'; 2) as a statesman, with caption on back: ''ZhongGuo JingDeZhen, Wish Chairman Mao Long Long Life', 3) Mao with TianAnMan gate and balloons, diameter 240 mm together with elaborate base moulded with sunflowers and waves, 140 x 254 x 92 mm, Jingdezhen, 1969 (3)

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Red Sun Rising In the East, original pencil, ink

Lot 227: Red Sun Rising In the East, original pencil, ink

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Description: Red Sun Rising In the East, original pencil, ink and watercolour design for an enamel tea tray with propaganda slogan, with editor's note 'to get rid of small sailing boat' in the design, signed in ink with stamp at lower left 'Ya Yun Tang, January 6th 1969', design diameter 360 mm on larger paper, top edge trimmed, left margin restored; together with the actual tea tray, surface wear, minor oxidation, marked with label and manufacturer: "The Masses", Beijing Daily Use Porcelain Factory, 69.1.6, tray diameter 323 mm, 1969 (2)

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Pair of Little Red Guard Rubber Toys, one figure

Lot 228: Pair of Little Red Guard Rubber Toys, one figure

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Description: Pair of Little Red Guard Rubber Toys, one figure holds a rifle with bayonet in one hand, and clutches a Little Red Book to his heart with the other, his left foot raised on top of the head of a western-faced Military Policeman (wearing a hat that says "MP" and white painted nose for Caucasian); the second figure is kneeling on top of another "MP" and beating him with a clenched fist (the victim's nose is painted pink), both toys in fine condition, all original coloured paint, each marked underneath "Made In China", in their original plastic bag packaging from forty-three years ago, 127 x 76 x 51 and 102 x 70 x 76 mm, c.1969. ***Purchased from a "Friendship Store" in Hong Kong by a foreign visitor in 1969, these rubber squeaky toys are rare relics from the Cultural Revolution..

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Two porcelain bowls from Diaoyutai State

Lot 229: Two porcelain bowls from Diaoyutai State

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Description: Two porcelain bowls from Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, imperial white eggshell porcelain rice bowls decorated with plum blossoms on one side and Chairman Mao's poem 'Ode to the Plum Blossom' on the other, commissioned for the National Guest House, with stamp of the state guesthouse on the bottom, height 50 mm, diameter 111 mm, in fine condition in cloth presentation box, c.1969 (2)

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Struggle, plastic, mother of pearl and shell

Lot 230: Struggle, plastic, mother of pearl and shell

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Description: Struggle, plastic, mother of pearl and shell mixed-media painting of one of the most famous revolutionary model operas: 'White Haired Girl', depicting People's Liberation Army soldiers helping Xi Er (the white haired girl) to take revenge on the evil landlord Huang Shi Ren, on the banner the slogan: 'Condemn the evil tyrant and landlord Huang Shi Ren', Presented in a shadow-box frame, glazed, 486 x 790 mm, late 1960s.

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Rely on Ourselves, Strive for the Prosperity of

Lot 231: Rely on Ourselves, Strive for the Prosperity of

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Description: Rely on Ourselves, Strive for the Prosperity of Our Country, two multi-coloured silk weavings given by the Revolutionary Committee of Er Qiao Office of the Railroad Da Qiao Department for celebrating the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge opening to traffic, with slogans on the bridge: 'Long live our great leader Chairman Mao', 'Long live the great Communist party', 295 x 812 mm and smaller, some discolouration and staining, Suzhou East Is Red Silk Weaving Factory, 1969 (2)

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The Working Class Must Lead Everything, poster

Lot 232: The Working Class Must Lead Everything, poster

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Description: The Working Class Must Lead Everything, poster depicting the portrait of Chairman Mao above a mass of people waving flags, on which are identified: 'Workers' Mao Tse-Tung Thoughts Propaganda Team', 'The People's Liberation Army Mao Tse-Tung Thoughts Propaganda Team', 'Poor Middle-low Peasants Mao Tse-Tung Thoughts Propaganda Team', first printing, 1050 x 768 mm, horizontal creases where folded, Shanghai People's Art Publishing House, 1969.

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Support the People of the World's Anti-Imperialist

Lot 233: Support the People of the World's Anti-Imperialist

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Description: Support the People of the World's Anti-Imperialist Struggle, three figures (Black, Hispanic and Asian) looking towards the eastern horizon and hopeful about the future, with the red sun lighting the way, 1073 x 771 mm, handling creases, bottom margin stained, edge tears, by You Long Gu. Shanghai People's Art Publishing House, c. 1969.

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Uphold the True Spirit of the Irish Revolution!

Lot 234: Uphold the True Spirit of the Irish Revolution!

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Description: Uphold the True Spirit of the Irish Revolution! Uphold Great Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tse-Tung Thought!, poster printed in black and red on white ground, published in commemoration of the 54th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising staged by the Irish Republicans, and the 1st Anniversary of the Historic Ninth National Congress of the Communist Party of China, 524 x 419 mm, creased horizontally, minor corner stains and pin holes, 1970.

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Bury American Imperialism in the Vast Ocean of the

Lot 235: Bury American Imperialism in the Vast Ocean of the

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Description: Bury American Imperialism in the Vast Ocean of the People's War, pro-Vietnam children's board game, broadsheet printed on newsprint with illustrations following the progress of the Vietnamese fighting the American invasion through the jungle and various encounters until the enemy is defeated and expelled to the sea, various political propaganda slogans on top, printed on both sides are the rules for playing the game, 257 x 378 mm, creased where folded, some edge tears, c.1970s.

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30 Original Ink Drawings for a Children's Picture

Lot 236: 30 Original Ink Drawings for a Children's Picture

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Description: 30 Original Ink Drawings for a Children's Picture Book, 30 original black ink and watercolour wash designs creating a pictorial rendition in black and white of the story of the Communist Revolutionary Army defeating the Nationalists and liberating cities near the end of the civil war (1949), mounted two each on 15 folio-size sheets with ruled borders and registration numbers, c.1970s.

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Porcelain Part Tea Service decorated with

Lot 237: Porcelain Part Tea Service decorated with

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Description: Porcelain Part Tea Service decorated with Revolutionary Opera design, teapot with lid, round tray and cup with matching design on white ground illustrating the white haired girl (Xi'er) and the PLA soldier who rescues her (Dachun) in a ballet pas de deux, teapot 190 mm high, with the sentiment: 'Long Live Chairman Mao' on its reverse side, diameter of tray 264 mm, c.1970s (3)

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Original 'Red Lantern' Wrapping Paper, two

Lot 238: Original 'Red Lantern' Wrapping Paper, two

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Description: Original 'Red Lantern' Wrapping Paper, two decorative patterned wrapping papers printed in green with characters of Li Yuhe and Li Tiemei from the revolutionary model opera 'The Red Lantern', 543 x 778 mm, c.1970s (2)

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Two porcelain lamp bases: white haired girl, two

Lot 239: Two porcelain lamp bases: white haired girl, two

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Description: Two porcelain lamp bases: white haired girl, two sculptural figures of the main character of the Revolutionary Opera in tattered orange suit with similar balletic poses, against a backdrop of rock formations or trees, one in light blue the other light green, 206 and 216 mm high, old damage to thumb, but still with original metal switch at rear bottom, c.1970s.

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Tin Biscuit Boxes, three pictorial tins: 1) 'Xiang

Lot 240: Tin Biscuit Boxes, three pictorial tins: 1) 'Xiang

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Description: Tin Biscuit Boxes, three pictorial tins: 1) 'Xiang Yang Cookie' by Shanghai Food Factory, printed design of worker holding Mao's Selected Works and LinBiao's quotation, female Red Guard holding Mao's article 'Talk at the Yenan Literature and Art Forum', 228 x 178 x 178 mm, some wear, rust and pitting; 2 & 3) Assorted Biscuits by Shanghai State-owned Yimin Food Company Fourth Factory, with characters from the revolutionary model opera 'Raise the Red Lantern' and 'White Haired Girl', 219 x 178 x 178 mm, some wear, rust and pitting. Shanghai, c.1970 (3)

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Three Cultural Revolution era Mirrors, framed

Lot 241: Three Cultural Revolution era Mirrors, framed

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Description: Three Cultural Revolution era Mirrors, framed pictorial propaganda mirrors with various slogans following Cultural Revolution themes including quotations from Chairman Mao, LinBiao and from the revolutionary model opera White Haired Girl, each 594 x 390 mm, original frames worn, pitted and/or rubbed, c.1970s (3)

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Security during Production, original pencil

Lot 242: Security during Production, original pencil

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Description: Security during Production, original pencil drawing showing steel workers taking a break from work inside a factory, 550 x 660 mm on larger paper, matted, framed and glazed, c.1970s.

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Fine White Porcelain Group: Exposing a Landlord,

Lot 243: Fine White Porcelain Group: Exposing a Landlord,

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Description: Fine White Porcelain Group: Exposing a Landlord, re-educating a landlord, showing a female Red Guard with a megaphone and a young pioneer boy with spear in his hands disciplining a landlord who is half bent over on his knee wearing a placard around his neck: "Down with the Gang who follows the Capitalist route", all in "blanc de chine", 190 x 158 x 114 mm, created in a southern China factory for export sale in Singapore (recently uncovered in a storage warehouse), c.1970.

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Warmly Hail the Revolutionary Integration within

Lot 244: Warmly Hail the Revolutionary Integration within

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Description: Warmly Hail the Revolutionary Integration within Hubei Province Literature and Art Circle, poster depicting Red Guards celebrating, holding red flags and Mao's Quotations, and on the board reads: 'Headquarters for Literature and Art', 533 x 736 mm, some creasing, Hubei Province Literature and Art Association Xinhua Printing Factory, Hubei province, c.1970.

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The People of the World Get United to Defeat

Lot 245: The People of the World Get United to Defeat

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Description: The People of the World Get United to Defeat American Invaders and all Their Running Dogs!, poster also reads: 'Smash the Security Collation Treaty'; 'A thrust of energy will save the day', the slogan on top: 'All Reactionaries are Paper Tigers', 772 x 1060 mm, edge creases. Shanghai People's Publishing House, 1970.

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We will Destroy whoever dares to attack us, poster

Lot 246: We will Destroy whoever dares to attack us, poster

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Description: We will Destroy whoever dares to attack us, poster depicting a peasant, militia member and soldier with relics of war including US soldiers' helmets, a tattered Japanese flag and a wrecked tank with 'Down with the American Imperialist', 'Down with the Soviet Union Revisionist' slogans, while in the background is a waving Chinese flag, a copy of Mao's Selected Works is also held high, 762 x 530 mm, handling creases and folds, edge tears, repairs, by Ying Tan County Mao Tse-Tung Thoughts Propaganda Centre, Jiangxi Province Xinhua Bookstore (JiangXi Province), 1970.

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People and Soldiers are the Basis for Victory,

Lot 247: People and Soldiers are the Basis for Victory,

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Description: People and Soldiers are the Basis for Victory, poster depicting a miner, PLA and Peasant Militia man in front of a crowd of militant Chinese people, 760 x 1060 mm, minor staining at bottom panel, collectively created by Beijing 76th High School, 1970.

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PLA Soldier Jumping on an American Pilot, his

Lot 248: PLA Soldier Jumping on an American Pilot, his

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Description: PLA Soldier Jumping on an American Pilot, his parachute at his side, vintage polychrome porcelain figurine in the style of China's Revolutionary Hero series from this same period, moulded in brown clay with mottled blue glaze and other colours, 267 mm high, incised with the number '41' in base, probably a factory mark, late 1960s - early 1970s.

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Defending the Motherland Against Foreign

Lot 249: Defending the Motherland Against Foreign

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Description: Defending the Motherland Against Foreign Aggression, painted porcelain sculpture group of three figures standing on a beachside promontory, representing the Navy (in white uniform waving a fabric Chinese flag), Army (with gun and holding up a wooden placard incised with: 'Long Live Chairman Mao') and Militia (with raised gun and seashell horn to his side), 445 mm high, minor chips on vegetation, some repairs, flag and placard replaced, c.1970s.

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He Kongde Gutian Meeting, oil on canvas, 1970,

Lot 250: He Kongde Gutian Meeting, oil on canvas, 1970,

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Description: He Kongde Gutian Meeting, oil on canvas, 1970, signed in Chinese and dated at lower right, 1200 x 1830 mm. Provenance: Estate of Mrs. Gloria O'Hara. Vancouver, Canada; Clars Auction Gallery, Oakland CA, 3-4 May 2008. In the genre of historical propaganda paintings during the Cultural Revolution, various historical moments have been captured and subjects of great significance were depicted to showcase and portray the glorious history of the People's Army. This present painting portrays Chairman Mao giving a speech of great importance at the Gutian Conference, or the Ninth Party Congress of the Fourth Army of the Red Army of the Communist Party, in Fujian Province in 1929. With slogans on the pillars: 'Long live the Chinese Communist Party', 'Against Pure Military Point of View', '9th Regiment of 4th Division, the Red Army of Chinese Communist Party', 'Develop Socialism' . The artist painted at least three versions of this composition, one of which was featured in the 1972 Chinese National Exhibition. The finished version of Gutian Meeting by He Kongde, is at the Chinese Revolution Museum, Beijing, published in China-Oil Painting in the Twentieth Century (Guangxi Fine Arts Publishing Co., January 2001), p. 164. Another version of this work was published in The Works of He Kongde's Oil Painting (Tianjin People's Fine Arts Publishing Co., July 2003), p.11 - with the figures of Zhu De and He Long behind Mao missing from the composition. Our painting is most likely a draft study of this latter version which adds a few more people in the background, but in ours He Kongde eliminates the figure behind Mao's arm, as in the Beijing Revolution Museum version.

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