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Auction Description for Dreweatts: Chinese Ceramics And Asian Works Of Art
Viewing Notes:
Friday 29th November 9am to 4pm. Saturday 30th November 9am to 12.30pm. Sunday 1st December 11am to 4pm. Day of sale from 8.30am.
Sale Notes:
www.invaluable.com/dreweatts1759 for Live! Sales, or www.dnfa.com/donnington

Chinese Ceramics And Asian Works Of Art

(219 Lots)

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury


219 lots | 218 with images

December 2, 2013

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 wood table of rectangular shape and

Lot 1: A Chinese wood table of rectangular shape and

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Description: A Chinese wood table of rectangular shape and simple stretchers, 19th-20th century, 159cm long and 82.5cm high

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A huali kang table of rectangular form, the top

Lot 2: A huali kang table of rectangular form, the top

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Description: A huali kang table of rectangular form, the top with floating panel above a plain freize and resting on S-shaped supports terminating in stylised hoof feet, the honey toned wood uniformly well figured, dimensions 76.5cm x 40cm x 28cm, 19th century

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Two Chinese landscape paintings, ink on silk,

Lot 3: Two Chinese landscape paintings, ink on silk,

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Description: Two Chinese landscape paintings, ink on silk, respectively 186cm high and 26.5cm high, 19th-20th century

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A Chinese painting of maidens playing games on a

Lot 4: A Chinese painting of maidens playing games on a

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Description: A Chinese painting of maidens playing games on a terrace, ink and watercolour, 126cm x 74cm, 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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Two Chinese paintings from the Romance of the

Lot 6: Two Chinese paintings from the Romance of the

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Description: Two Chinese paintings from the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, three flower and bird paintings, and a Chinese square silk panel embroidered with blooming peonies, 19th-20th century

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A Chinese ancestor portrait in inks, gouache and

Lot 7: A Chinese ancestor portrait in inks, gouache and

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Description: A Chinese ancestor portrait in inks, gouache and gilding on paper with a female figure in a richly embroidered dragon robe, overall dimensions 101cm x 56cm, 19th-20th century, framed and glazed

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A Chinese scroll painting on silk depicting a

Lot 8: A Chinese scroll painting on silk depicting a

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Description: A Chinese scroll painting on silk depicting a brace of mandarin ducks on a stream beneath a rocky outcrop upon which flourishes a flowering peony bush, supported on a Japanese style mount, overall dimensions 172cm x 56cm, 17th century or later; with wood box

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A Chinese painting in inks and gouache on silk,

Lot 9: A Chinese painting in inks and gouache on silk,

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Description: A Chinese painting in inks and gouache on silk, depicting a Chinese beauty toying with a spray of flowering cherry as she leans out of a circular window, behind her a table bears books, an incense burner and a floral arrangement, signed with two seals, painted area 120.5cm x 76cm, 18th-19th century

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A Chinese fan painting painted on a silver ground

Lot 10: A Chinese fan painting painted on a silver ground

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Description: A Chinese fan painting painted on a silver ground in ink, colours and gilt with an extensive landscape with a figure and his attendant crossing a bridge in the centre, unsigned, width of fan 50cm, 18th-19th century; two calligraphic fan paintings, width 52.5cm and 54cm, 19th-20th century; all three framed and glazed

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A pair of Chinese ancestor portraits, each a

Lot 11: A pair of Chinese ancestor portraits, each a

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Description: 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 x 35.5cm, 19th-20th century; each framed and glazed

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A Chinese Export painting in gouache on paper

Lot 14: A Chinese Export painting in gouache on paper

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Description: A Chinese Export painting in gouache on paper depicting a complex of buildings beside a lake, a concubine fans herself as she stands with her attendants beneath a gnarled pine, a mountainous landscape beyond, 44cm x 54cm, 19th century; framed and glazed

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A Chinese scroll painting in inks and colours on

Lot 15: A Chinese scroll painting in inks and colours on

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Description: A Chinese scroll painting in inks and colours on paper depicting a pair of cranes beside a rushing stream, they stand amid bamboo beneath the branches of a flowering cherry tree in which are a further pair of birds, signed with four seals, overall dimensions 201cm x 86cm, 19th century

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A Chinese painting of a garden scene depicting

Lot 16: 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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A Chinese calligraphy scroll, extract from the

Lot 17: A Chinese calligraphy scroll, extract from the

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Description: A Chinese calligraphy scroll, extract from the Lantingji Xu (Poem of the Orchid Pavilion), 257cm high

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A Chinese painting of a warrior, standing amid a

Lot 18: A Chinese painting of a warrior, standing amid a

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Description: A Chinese painting of a warrior, standing amid a mountainous landscape, praying to a goddess flanked by two attendants amid clouds, 19th-20th century, 111cm high and 61cm wide

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A pair of Chinese bronze enamel vases of

Lot 19: A pair of Chinese bronze enamel vases of

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Description: A pair of Chinese bronze enamel vases of archaistic shape decorated in enamel and cast bands of stylised geometric and floral motifs, the ring handles with applied taotie masks, 30.5cm high, late 19th century

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A Chinese Yixing cup of octagonal form glazed to

Lot 20: A Chinese Yixing cup of octagonal form glazed to

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Description: A Chinese Yixing cup of octagonal form glazed to the interior in pale turquoise, the exterior mounted in pewter and bearing an incised calligraphic inscription, fitted with a hardstone handle to one side, 9.5cm wide, 19th-20th century

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A large bronze tripod censer, the bulbous body

Lot 21: A large bronze tripod censer, the bulbous body

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Description: A large bronze tripod censer, the bulbous body cast in high relief with dragons and flaming pearls, mounted to either side with handles formed as Qilin, the whole raised on animal-head and paw legs, the domed cover pierced and cast with scattered cash amid acanthus leaves and surmounted by a Buddhist dog knop, traces of gilding, height 47cm, cast six character seal mark to base

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A Chinese silver gilt hair ornament of long, flat

Lot 22: 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 T'ang Style Silver Cup of flared circular form

Lot 23: A T'ang Style Silver Cup of flared circular form

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Description: A T'ang Style Silver Cup of flared circular form resting on a plain, slightly spread foot, the sides chased and gilded on a fish-roe ground with stylised lotus flowers and leaves beneath a key-fret border to the rim, height 4.6cm, probably Qing Dynasty

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A Chinese root wood carving of Li Tieguai, the

Lot 24: A Chinese root wood carving of Li Tieguai, the

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Description: A Chinese root wood carving of Li Tieguai, the immortal standing amid ruyi fungi, with scraggy beard, hair held by a band, holding a sceptre in his left hand, 37cm high, 19th-20th century

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Three Chinese gilded wood relief panels depicting

Lot 25: Three Chinese gilded wood relief panels depicting

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Description: Three Chinese gilded wood relief panels depicting figures amidst elaborate architectural settings, 43cm, 63cm and 65cm high, 20th century Provenance: The property of a lady.

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A bamboo brush pot of typical cylindrical form

Lot 26: A bamboo brush pot of typical cylindrical form

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Description: A bamboo brush pot of typical cylindrical form carved in relief with figures and attendants on the terrace of a building and in the nearby pine forest, height 15cm, 19th-20th century

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A collection of mother-of-pearl gaming tokens, of

Lot 27: A collection of mother-of-pearl gaming tokens, of

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Description: A collection of mother-of-pearl gaming tokens, of long rectangular, short rectangular and circular form, each lightly engraved; two wood Bezique counters, 19th and 20th century (approximately 150)

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A collection of mother-of-pearl gaming tokens of

Lot 28: A collection of mother-of-pearl gaming tokens of

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Description: A collection of mother-of-pearl gaming tokens of rectangular, circular and fish shapes, each with lightly engraved decoration, approximately 180, 19th-20th century

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A carved ivory puzzle ball, the outer ball carved

Lot 29: A carved ivory puzzle ball, the outer ball carved

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Description: A carved ivory puzzle ball, the outer ball carved in typical Export style with genre scenes amid bamboo and containing at least six concentric diaper pierced balls withon, the outer case with pendant fruit beneath and a knop of a woman and child above, the whole suspended on an ivory linked chain ending in a dragon-fish, length 38cm

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A Chinese Export ivory cribbage board of

Lot 30: A Chinese Export ivory cribbage board of

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Description: A Chinese Export ivory cribbage board of rectangular form with lobed top, decorated on a ground of convoluted lotus flowers and foliage with panels pierced and carved with genre scenes, length 24cm, 19th century

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A Chinese Export ivory card case of typical

Lot 31: A Chinese Export ivory card case of typical

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Description: A Chinese Export ivory card case of typical slender rectangular form carved all over with groups of figures amid a townscape of buildings and bamboo, height 10.5cm, late 19th century; another ivory card case, the plain rectangular body carved a jour with a cruciform panel of genre scenes to one side, the reverse with similar, lobed panels, height 10.8cm, late 19th century

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A group of Chinese ivory objects comprising of a

Lot 32: A group of Chinese ivory objects comprising of a

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Description: A group of Chinese ivory objects comprising of 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 collection of twenty-seven Chinese agate, jade

Lot 33: A collection of twenty-seven Chinese agate, jade

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Description: A collection of twenty-seven Chinese agate, jade and other hardstone miniature musical instruments, in a silk lined compartmented cabinet, 19th-20th century

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Two Chinese soapstone seals carved with seated

Lot 34: Two Chinese soapstone seals carved with seated

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Description: Two Chinese soapstone seals carved with seated Qilin, one with an inscription, respectively 11.5cm and 11cm high

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A Chinese rock crystal seal, the large cuboid

Lot 35: A Chinese rock crystal seal, the large cuboid

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Description: A Chinese rock crystal seal, the large cuboid chuck surmounted by a Qilin standing four-square, its head turned slightly to the left, height 8.1cm, 19th century or earlier

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A Chinese jade pendant carved as a tree squirrel

Lot 36: 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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A Chinese soapstone six folded standing screen

Lot 37: A Chinese soapstone six folded standing screen

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Description: A Chinese soapstone six folded standing screen depicting figures of dignitaries amid landscapes and calligraphy, 19th-20th century, 105.5cm high and 127cm wide

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A Chinese jade carving of a reclining ram, the

Lot 38: A Chinese jade carving of a reclining ram, the

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Description: A Chinese jade carving of a reclining ram, the head turned looking at its lamb climbing on its back amongst lingzhi fungus, the body well carved, the stone of white tone with slight beige markings, 7.1cm long, with a wood stand and fitted box Provenance: Formerly in an English private collection, purchased from Dunt King, 24th March 1977.

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A Chinese mutton fat jade pendant pierced and

Lot 39: A Chinese mutton fat jade pendant pierced and

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Description: A Chinese mutton fat jade pendant pierced and carved as an elaborate butterfly, its wings pierced with stylised lingzhi, 8cm x 5cm, 19th century

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A jade plaque of oval form carved in low relief

Lot 40: A jade plaque of oval form carved in low relief

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Description: A jade plaque of oval form carved in low relief with a finger citron growing from a large vessel, the plaque set within a wood panel possibly originally from a sceptre, length 10.2cm

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A hardstone brush washer of elongated oval form

Lot 41: A hardstone brush washer of elongated oval form

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Description: A hardstone brush washer of elongated oval form carved with a Qilin to either side, length 10.7cm; a hardstone model of a censer, the tripod vessel with animal-head handles and surmounted by a cover with Buddhist dog knop, height 8.4cm; a hardstone model of a tiger, the reclining animal with a cub clambering up either flank, length 15.7cm

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Three jade plume holders, each of cylindrical form

Lot 42: Three jade plume holders, each of cylindrical form

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Description: Three jade plume holders, each of cylindrical form with a suspension loop at one end, one chased with bats amid clouds, another of a delicate lavender colour

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A group of hardstone items including a pair of

Lot 43: A group of hardstone items including a pair of

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Description: A group of hardstone items including a pair of jadeite bangles, a jadeite ring, two hardstone discs, a pair of jadeite and coral earrings and others

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A Chinese jade desk piece carved with relief

Lot 44: A Chinese jade desk piece carved with relief

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Description: A Chinese jade desk piece carved with relief designs of two confronting Qilin, the stone of pale celadon tone with brown inclusions, 23.5cm high

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Two Pairs of Embroidered Sleeve Bands, each pair

Lot 45: Two Pairs of Embroidered Sleeve Bands, each pair

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Description: Two Pairs of Embroidered Sleeve Bands, each pair mounted within Chinoiserie blackwood panels and glazed, approximately 57cm x 18cm and 52cm x 20cm; 19th century (2)

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A Kesi Wall-Hanging, 19th-20th century, of

Lot 46: A Kesi Wall-Hanging, 19th-20th century, of

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Description: A Kesi Wall-Hanging, 19th-20th century, of rectangular form within a brocaded silk border with wood top-rail and gilded metal suspension mounts decorated in repousse with clouds, the panel depicts the three sages and two attendants amid peonies in a landscape, a long-tailed bird flies overhead as they examine a scroll, 173cm x 115cm

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A Japanese Textile Wall Hanging, Meiji period,

Lot 47: A Japanese Textile Wall Hanging, Meiji period,

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Description: A Japanese Textile Wall Hanging, Meiji period, woven in rectangular form and embroidered in gilt thread with various Japanese emblems including long-tailed Ho-Ho birds, dragons, shishi, Shojos dancing on the beach, cherry blossom, prunus trees, Chinese boys merry-making etc., approx 155cm x 130cm

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A Chinese red ground silk child's jacket

Lot 48: A Chinese red ground silk child's jacket

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Description: A Chinese red ground silk child's jacket embroidered with floral sprays and insects, late 19th-early 20th century

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A group of thirty-three assorted Chinese

Lot 49: A group of thirty-three assorted Chinese

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

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An exceptional Ming kesi Imperial dragon roundel,

Lot 50: An exceptional Ming kesi Imperial dragon roundel,

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Description: An exceptional Ming kesi Imperial dragon roundel, finely woven with a front-facing Imperial dragon in pursuit of a flaming pearl above trident mountains and crusty waves, holding a red disk marked with the character wan between its horns, amid a ground of vaporous clouds, the silk worked in threads of tones of red, blue, green, yellow, beige, white and gold, 36cm diameter, 16th-17th century

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A Chinese red silk informal jacket embroidered in

Lot 51: A Chinese red silk informal jacket embroidered in

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Description: A Chinese red silk informal jacket embroidered in gold thread with writhing dragons clutching flaming pearls, amid a background of swirling clouds, cranes and auspicious symbols, above the terrestrial diagram, early 20th century, 153cm high and 110cm wide

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A selection of Chinese silk textiles finely

Lot 52: A selection of Chinese silk textiles finely

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Description: A selection of Chinese silk textiles finely embroidered with floral sprays and blooming flowers, 20th century

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