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Auction Description for Auctionata AG: #90 Treasures of Asia

#90 Treasures of Asia

(106 Lots)

by Auctionata AG


106 lots with images

September 4, 2014

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Berlin, 10587 Germany

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Ivory Katabori Netsuke of a Sitting Toad, Signed Ikko, Meiji

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Description: Ivory, pupils made of black horn Japan, Meiji period (1868-1911) Signature 'Ikko' on the base Detailed, elaborated surface Fine carving Black highlighted eyes Himotoshi on the base and on the side Beautiful patina Length: 4.5 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Cologne Figurative crafted katabori netsuke of a toad, a symbol of long life and wisdom This item can only be delivered to an address within the EU This detailed netsuke was hand carved from one piece of ivory and dates back to the Meiji period (1868-1911). The katabori netsuke has the shape of a seated toad with a richly detailed surface. The eyes are with black horn and the face has a slightly humorous expression. The toad is in Asia a symbol of long life, old age and wisdom. On the base and on the side the himotoshi are visible and the signature 'Ikko' can be seen underneath. The netsuke is in good condition with slight signs of age and wear, such as small drying cracks. The length measures 4.5 cm. Japanese Netsuke Japanese netsuke are small carvings hung on cords as counterweights to the sagemono ('hanging container') that were attached to the belt of kimonos, which would otherwise have no pockets. This enabled the wearer to carry small objects like pipes, tobacco, money or other personal belongings. Netsuke were initially made of root wood, but later included ivory, whale and walrus tusk, boxwood, bamboo and stag horn. Netsuke were often mythologically significant. The motif of the 'Seven Lucky Gods' was particularly popular, but animals, flowers, fruits and other everyday objects were also carved. Netsuke originated in the late 17th century with the rise of the middle class and remained in use until the 1880s, when the kimono began to go out of style as an everyday item of clothing. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Staghorn Netsuke of a Dutchman with Child at the Back, 18th C.

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Description: Staghorn Japan, 18th century Detailed elaborated faces Long garments with orante hems Himotoshi on the back Beautiful amber colored patina Height: 5.5 cm Very good condition Provenance: Private collection Cologne Fine Netsuke in the form of a Dutchman in a long robe with a child on the back This Japanese staghorn netsuke was made in the 18th century. Depicted is a Dutchman, as imagined by the Japanese at the time. The figure wears a curly Dutch wig and is dressed in a long robe, wearing ornate gaiters and flat shoes. He carries a child on the back and holds a long trumpet with tassels, as used in Chinese parades in Nagasaki. The Dutchman and the child have expressive faces. The material has a lovely amber colored patina. The himotoshi (cord attachment holes) are found on the back. The netsuke is in very good condition with hardly any signs of age and wear. The height measures 5.5 cm. Japanese Netsuke Japanese netsuke are small carvings hung on cords as counterweights to the sagemono ('hanging container') that were attached to the belt of kimonos, which would otherwise have no pockets. This enabled the wearer to carry small objects like pipes, tobacco, money or other personal belongings. Netsuke were initially made of root wood, but later included ivory, whale and walrus tusk, boxwood, bamboo and stag horn. Netsuke were often mythologically significant. The motif of the 'Seven Lucky Gods' was particularly popular, but animals, flowers, fruits and other everyday objects were also carved. Netsuke originated in the late 17th century with the rise of the middle class and remained in use until the 1880s, when the kimono began to go out of style as an everyday item of clothing. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Ivory Miniature Okimono of Kaneko with Horse, Masanobu, 19th C.

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Description: Ivory Japan, 19th century Artist's seal on the base 'Masanobu' Decorative and meticulous presentation Beautiful patina Height: 5.5 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Cologne Fine carving of a miniature okimono with beautiful patina, rendered on a base This item can only be delivered to an address within the EU This miniature Okimono dates to the 19th century and shows Kaneko with a Horse on a naturally shaped plinth. Kaneko carries in her hands a round wash tub and is dressed in a long robe. With the geta on her feet she tames the wild horse on her right side, by stepping with one foot on the tether. The rebelled horse has the hind feet lifted up in the air. The okimono has a beautiful patina and the artist's seal 'Masanobu' is visible on the base. The okimono is in good condition with slight signs of age and wear. Small drying cracks and some loss of material are visible. The height measures 5.5 cm. Okimono The literal translation of the word 'okimono' is 'put thing', meaning 'object for display'. The term denotes Japanese art carvings, which developed in the 19th century out of netsuke craft. The reason for this was an incisive change in Asian everyday fashion. European clothing became chic and invariably superseded the Kimono, to which netsuke were worn. The now unemployed netsuke artists began to make larger objects, which were very popular abroad as well. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Shibayama School Vase with Mother-of-Pear Inlays, Japan, Meiji

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Description: Ivory with inlays of mother-of-pearl and lacquer Japan, Meiji period (1868-1911) Shibayama School Collector's item Balanced form Dimensions: 12 x 5 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Germany Decorative Japanese carving in the form of a baluster vase This item can only be delivered to an address within the EU This ivory Shibayama vase was made in Japan during the Meiji period (1868-1911). The body is carried by a circular, stepped foot rim on which the stepped shoulder rises. The narrow, short neck forms a curved sweeping mouth and shows the natural grain of the material. The wall is decorated with Shibayama inlays of mother of pearl and lacquer. A bird of fine plumage is rendered on a gnarled flowering cherry tree. Shibayama artworks are extremely rare and are in high demand with collectors. The ivory vase is in good condition with slight age-related signs of wear. Deposits are missing and a tiny notch at the mouth can be seen. The height is 12 cm and the diameter measures 5 cm. Shibayama Shibayama is an inlaying technique from the 18th and 19th centuries, named after a Japanese artist family. The technique revolves around inlaid materials like mother-of-pearl, turquoise, coral, horn or wood - on ivory. This type of artistry was at the peak of its popularity in the 19th century. Objects of all sorts - from cases to jewellery boxes and swords - were decorated using this technique. Meiji-period artworks are particularly in demand with collectors. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Boxwood Netsuke of a Shishimai Dancer with Drum, Japan, 19th C.

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Description: Boxwood, pupils made of black horn Japan, 19th cent. Figurative katabori netsuke Highly detailed carving Dancers hidden under a lion mask Himotoshi on the base Dimensions: 3.5 x 4 cm Good condition Provenance: Ex collection Dr. Jay Hopkins, Lynchburg, VA; private collection Cologne Detailed netsuke of a shishimai dancer, which is a traditional performance at Chinese New Year's festival This katabori netsuke consists of boxwood and was made in the Japanese Meiji period (1868-1911). The netsuke has the shape of a shishimai dancer with a richly detailed face under a lion mask and a drum at his feet. The traditional lion dance is performed at the Chinese New Year's festival. The dance is also an auspicious ritual at an inauguration of a building or before important events. Due to the himotoshi on the base the netsuke can be attached. The katabori netsuke is in good condition with slight signs of age and wear, such as small nicks here and there. The height measures 3.5 cm and the width is 4 cm. Japanese Netsuke Japanese netsuke are small carvings hung on cords as counterweights to the sagemono ('hanging container') that were attached to the belt of kimonos, which would otherwise have no pockets. This enabled the wearer to carry small objects like pipes, tobacco, money or other personal belongings. Netsuke were initially made of root wood, but later included ivory, whale and walrus tusk, boxwood, bamboo and stag horn. Netsuke were often mythologically significant. The motif of the 'Seven Lucky Gods' was particularly popular, but animals, flowers, fruits and other everyday objects were also carved. Netsuke originated in the late 17th century with the rise of the middle class and remained in use until the 1880s, when the kimono began to go out of style as an everyday item of clothing. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Trick Netsuke of Wood, Go Players in a Tachibana, Japan, 19th C

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Description: Wood, bone Japan, Meiji period (1868-1911) Folding tachibana with go players inside Richly detailed work Dimensions: 3.5 x 4 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Cologne Fine and decorative handmade netsuke This Japanese netsuke was hand carved from wood and comes from the Meiji period (1868-1911). This item is a so-called trick netsuke. The tachibana citrus fruit can be opened and contains inside two figures during the go game. The figures, probably hermit, are rendered in in rich detail and have individual faces with a cheerful expression. Small inlays of bone are worked as gaming pieces and in the form of the closure. The netsuke can be fastened with a band. The trick netsuke is in good condition with slight signs of age and wear, such as small nicks here and there. The height measures 3.5 cm and the width is 4 cm. Japanese Netsuke Japanese netsuke are small carvings hung on cords as counterweights to the sagemono ('hanging container') that were attached to the belt of kimonos, which would otherwise have no pockets. This enabled the wearer to carry small objects like pipes, tobacco, money or other personal belongings. Netsuke were initially made of root wood, but later included ivory, whale and walrus tusk, boxwood, bamboo and stag horn. Netsuke were often mythologically significant. The motif of the 'Seven Lucky Gods' was particularly popular, but animals, flowers, fruits and other everyday objects were also carved. Netsuke originated in the late 17th century with the rise of the middle class and remained in use until the 1880s, when the kimono began to go out of style as an everyday item of clothing. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Shokasai, 4 Case Inrō with Iroe Maki-e & Ivory Inlays, 19th C.

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Description: Iroe takamaki-e and ivory inlays Japan, 19th century Base (chi) with artist signature 'Shokasai' Fine lacquer work Decorated with sanbaso dancers Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.3 x 1.8 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection, Cologne An elegant inrō with figural decoration and fine inlays This item can only be delivered to an address within the EU This four case inrō is finely worked in iroe takamaki-e technique with ivory inlays and features a nashiji interior. It is of lenticular form and decorated with fine depictions of sanbaso dancers on a gold ground. The sides and base are simulating the Shogi game board. The base (chi) bears the signature The inrō is in good condition with minor signs of wear. Partially the color is a little rubbed off. There are minor chips to the lacquer, mainly to the interior. The inrō measures 8.7 cm in height, 5.3 cm in width and 1.8 cm in depth. Inrō An inrō is a Japanese seal or medicine case, which belongs to the so-called sagemono (containers hanging from the obi). An inrō is usually composed of a stack of tiny, nested compartments that can be sealed and held together by a cord. It can be made of wood, horn, ivory or ceramic. Originally the containers were used to store messages. Later they carried coins, personal seals or medicine. Inrōs were mainly used by men since their gowns often had no sleeve pockets. The little containers were therefore suspended from the belt (obi) and secured to a netsuke. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Kajikawa, Signed Six Case Inrō. Maki-e and Nashiji, 18/19th C.

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Description: Takamaki-e and hiramaki-e Japan, Edo period 18th/19th century Base (chi) with artist's signature 'Kajikawa' Representation of a lush landscape Dimensions: 8.5 x 5 x 1.5 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection, Cologne A finely crafted inrō with exquisite floral lacquer work This six case inrō was crafted by an artist from the Kajikawa family, known for their netsuke and inrō lacquer work in the 19th century. It is elaborately decorated in takamaki-e and hiramaki-e on a gold nashiji ground with a nashiji interior. The sides show a landscape scenery with a carriage, adorned with chrysanthemums, standing under a maple tree. A flowing silk curtain, bearing phoenix medallions as symbols of the imperial household, is draped around the flora. The scenery might be an autumnal court trip and is reminiscent of a scene from the 'Genji Monogatari'.The base (chi) bears the artist's signature. The plain ojime is made from wood. The inrō is in good condition with light signs of wear. There are some color abrasions as well as tiny lacquer chips to the interior. The inrō measures 8.5 cm in height, 5 cm in width and 1.5 cm in depth. Inrō An inrō is a Japanese seal or medicine case, which belongs to the so-called sagemono (containers hanging from the obi). An inrō is usually composed of a stack of tiny, nested compartments that can be sealed and held together by a cord. It can be made of wood, horn, ivory or ceramic. Originally the containers were used to store messages. Later they carried coins, personal seals or medicine. Inrōs were mainly used by men since their gowns often had no sleeve pockets. The little containers were therefore suspended from the belt (obi) and secured to a netsuke. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Takamaki-e Lacquer Box with Bamboo Decoration, Japan, Meiji

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Description: Wooden body with takamaki-e on black lacquer ground and mother of pearl inlay Japan, Meiji period (1868-1911) Interior and base with nashiji Hexagonal shape on three narrow, splayed feet Dimensions: 21 x 18.2 x 8.4 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection, Switzerland Decorative box displaying Japan's exquisite lacquer work The present lacquer box and cover dates to the Meiji period. It has a hexagonal shape and stands on three narrow, splayed feet. The wooden body is decorated with black and gold lacquer. The top of the cover shows a fine motif in takamaki-e technique depicting bamboo and a double gourd with a mother of pearl inlay. Nashiji decorates the interior and base. The inside of the lid is adorned with a foliate ornament. The box is in good condition with slight signs of age, such as dryness cracks in the lacquer and small nicks. The mother of pearl inlay is slightly damaged. A small area on the lid has been touched up. The dimensions are 21 x 18.2 x 8.4 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Gilt Bronze Plate with a Couple of Roosters, Signed, Meiji

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Description: Gilded bronze with polychrome decoration Japan, Meiji period (1868-1911) Signed lower right 'Hikari fune koku' In the mirror large motif with a rooster couple on a cherry blossom branch in katakiri technique Fine engraved and inlaid décor With shakudo and shibuichi Verso with three small feet Diameter: 18.5 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Switzerland Rich decorative bronze plate with a rooster motif, the symbol of pride and renown This gilt bronze plate dates to the Japanese Meiji period (1868-1911) and illustrates in the mirror a rooster couple. The plate is carried by three small feet and has a flattened edge. A rooster and a hen can be found on a cherry blossom branch in katakiri technique. The elements are shown with shakudo and shibuichi. The rooster stands for pride and renown in the Japanese symbolism and they are here rendered with a silver-colored plumage and red cockscomb. The plate is signed lower right 'Hikari fune koku'. The bronze plate is in good condition with slight signs of age and use such as small nicks and some wear. The diameter is 18.5 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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2 Command Fans, Gunsen, Paper on Lacquered Wood, Japan, Edo

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Description: Paper on black lacquered wood Japan, Edo period (1603-1868) Large fan with a red circle on a black ground Smaller fan with a golden circle on a red ground Length: 48 and 62 cm Provenance: Private collection Switzerland Gunsen fans were used by samurai for command signs in battle and found also use at court ceremonies This pair of Japanese command fans is made of paper on black lacquered wood and dates back to the Edo period (1603-1868). The smaller fan comes with a golden circle on a red ground and the larger command fans shows a red circle on a black ground. The so-called Gunsen fans were used by samurai for both command characters in battle and also found use at court ceremonies. The smaller fan is in good condition with slight signs of age and wear. The larger fan shows clearer signs of use such as a tear in the paper. The length measures 48 and 62 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Tondo with Figures, Ivory and Mother of Pearl Inlays, Meiji

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Description: Black lacquered wood, ivory, mother of pearl Japan, Meiji period (1868-1911) Seal mark on the right side Circular image with figures Ivory and mother of pearl inlays worked in relief Illustration of a lotus gardener with servant Diameter: 57 cm Provenance: Private collection Austria Very decorative Tondo, which features a distinctive black and white contrast This item can only be delivered to an address within the EU This fine circular image, also known as Tondo, was made in the Japanese Meiji period (1868-1911). It consists of black painted wood decorated with ivory and mother of pearl inlays in relief. Depicted is the lotus gardener with his servant. A flying crane is seen above the figures in the upper area. The seal mark in white and red can be found on the right side. The Tondo is in good condition with slight age-related signs of wear. A drying crack in the top left, minimal missing inlays and restorations are visible. The diameter is 57 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Pair of Cloisonné Copper Vases with Facing Dragons, Meiji

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Description: Copper, cloisonné Japan, Meiji period (1868-1911) Midnight blue ground with fine decoration of two dragons Fine silver wire Border of circular ornaments Height, each: 16 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection, Cologne Pair of vases with a distinguished beauty and corresponding dragons This pair of cloisonné copper vases date back to the Japanese Meiji period (1868-1911). Each vase stands on a round base rim on which a baluster shaped body ascends. In the middle of the articulated shoulder a narrow neck with a trumped shaped mouth rim rises. A border of circles, made of fine silver wire adorns the foot as well as the mouth. Each wall has a midnight blue ground, where detailed crafted dragons in polychrome colors can be found. The two dragons are facing each other and act as a pair. The vases are in good condition with only slight signs of age and wear such as a minimal loss of material and small scratches. Each height measures 16 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Pair of Cloisonné Copper Vases with Chrysanthemum, Meiji

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Description: Copper, cloisonné Japan, Meiji period (1868-1911) Midnight blue ground with fine decoration With Chrysanthemum and butterflies Height, each: 15.5 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection cologne Pair of vases with a distinguished beauty Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.This pair of cloisonné copper vases was made in the Meiji period (1868-1911). Each vase stands on a round base rim and carries the baluster shaped body. In the middle of the accented shoulder a narrow neck with a trumped shaped mouth rim rises. The walls of the vases have a midnight blue ground and chrysanthemum in white and violet as well as butterflies are visible. The vases are in good condition with slight signs of age and wear such as a restoration and little loss of material on the mouth rim. Each height is 15.5 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Kodansu Lacquer Cabinet with Ornamental Painting, Japan, Meiji

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Description: Wooden carcass with lacquer and polychrome painting, brass fittings Japan, Meiji period (1868-1911) Kodansu cabinet, originally intended for the storage of personal items Black lacquer ground with polychrome painting, mainly in gold and red Floral motifs and ornamental patterns Top and sides with fan motif and reserves with turtles Dimensions: 33 x 39 x 22 cm Provenance: Formerly collection of Dr. Carl Gustav A. Friedel, personal physician of Prince Wilhelm of Prussia; Private collection, North Rhine-Westphalia Decorative cabinet exhibiting the Japanese art of lacquer painting This so-called kodansu cabinet was built during the Meiji period. It was originally used to store personal items. The lacquered wooden carcass is decorated with polychrome painting in gold and red on a black ground. The painting depicts floral motifs and ornamental patterns. The sides and the top are adorned with cartouches of flowers, birds and turtles - a symbol of longevity. Elegant, partly openwork fittings adorn the front. The double doors open to reveal six drawers. The interior is also decorated with fine lacquer painting of floral motifs. The cabinet shows signs of age, partly with dryness cracks and losses to the wood. Some small repairs are visible. The fittings are loosened. The dimensions are 33 x 39 x 22 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Aikuchi made of Wood and Fine Bone Carvings, Japan, Meiji

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Description: Tagayasan wood, bone, iron, bronze, leather Japan, Meiji period (1686-1911) Fine carved with a mythological scene of a demon slayer Dragons and figures in cartridges Beautiful ornamental dagger Total length: 36.5 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Cologne Elaborated aikuchi, a utensil that was particularly worn by the Samurai in the 15th century This aikuchi, also referred to as a short tanto or as an ornamental dagger, comes from Japan and dates in the Meiji period (1686-1911). The aikuchi has an iron blade and a handle as well as a sheath made of tagayasan wood with fine grain. The largest bone carving shows a mythological scene with a demon slayer under a pine tree. A dragon with wonder pearl between thundering clouds and figures with different attributes are worked in relief and they are visible in cartridges. Diamond ornaments adorn the top and the lower area of this ornamental dagger. The aikuchi is in good condition with slight signs of age and wear. An ivory ornament is loosened and small nicks can be seen here and there. The total length measures 36.5 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Ceramic Figures of the Gods of Luck Ebisu & Daikoku, 19th C.

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Description: Ceramic with dark engobe Japan, 19th century Engraved inscription on the back Fine modeled figures Old French collection label on the base of a figure Height, each: 12 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Germany Fine depiction of Ebisu and Daikoku, two of the seven Japanese gods of luck (Shichi Fukujin) This ceramic figurine from the 19th century Japan shows two of the seven Japanese gods of good luck (Shichi Fukujin). The man with the bulging bag on his back is Daikoku, the god of wealth. In his right hand his mallet can be found, which spread luck and wealth. The second figure shows Ebisu which a fish under his right arm. He is known as the patron saint of fishermen and often depicted as son or apprentice of Daikoku. Both deities are finely modeled as well as dressed in pleated garments and they have expressive, friendly faces. Each back is provided with an engraved inscription and an old French collection label on the base of one figure can be seen. The figures are in good condition with slight signs of age and wear. Chips as well as engobe wear are visible and each height measures 12 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Bronze Vase with Lid, Relief of Dragon and Phoenix, Meiji

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Description: Bronze with brown-and-gold patina Japan, Meiji period (1868-1911) Manufacturer's mark on the base Magnificent vase Impressive baluster form with high domed lid Body decorated with a dynamic Relief Dragon and phoenix accompanied by other animals such as turtles and birds Shoulder and neck with ornamental borders, including crests (mon) Ground with Buddhist swastika ornaments Lid with cranes in relief on a ground of clouds Crowned by a sculptural Shishi with attributive ball Height: 92 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Rhineland-Palatinate Magnificent and imposing bronze vase with a revolving representation of dragon and phoenix in relief The glorious and impressive vase with lid was made of bronze with brownish-golden patina and comes from the Meiji period (1868-1911). The vase stands on a circular base rim and has an impressive baluster form with accentuated shoulders and a high domed lid. The body is decorated with a dynamic relief of dragon and a phoenix, which are accompanied by other animals such as turtles and birds. The shoulder and the neck are embellished with ornamental borders, including crests (mon). The ground shows Buddhist swastika ornaments. The lid is adorned with a crane in relief, which is depicted on a cloud underground. The vase is crowned by a sculptural Shishi or Fo lion with attributive ball. The base shows a manufacturer's mark. The bronze vase is in good condition with natural patina and age-related signs of wear. The base and the lid are minimal restored (traces of solder). The height measures 92 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Bronze Sculpture with Rakan Taming a Dragon, Japan, Meiji

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Description: Bronze with brown patina Japan, Meiji period (1868-1911) Opulent group with Rakan on a rock taming a dragon Curved base on three small mascaron feet Detailed figure with fine features Height: 29 cm Provenance: Private collection, Rhineland-Palatinate; formerly collection of Jacobo Morf, physician in the army of King Ludwig II of Bavaria Large bronze of a Rakan taming a dragon with delicately worked details This opulent group of bronze comes from the Meiji period. It depicts a Rakan sitting on a rock and taming a dragon. The figure is rendered in great detail with delicate facial features. The coiling dragon is elaborately worked with finely rendered scales and a fierce expressive head. The sculpture rises on a curved base with three small mascaron feet. The bronze is in good condition with wear consistent with age. A claw of the dragon shows material loss. The height is 29 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Samurai Warrior, Large Dynamic Bronze Figure, Japan, 20th C.

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Description: Bronze with brown patina Japan, 20th century Meticulous details and finely crafted facial features Equipped with katana and tanto (swords) In dynamic pose Both raised hands hold the naginata (lance) On oval curved base plate Dimensions: 110 x 82 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Rhineland-Palatinate Impressive figure of a Samurai in a splendid armor This impressive figure of a Samurai warrior was made of bronze with brown patina and comes from Japan. The samurai is rendered on a curved oval base plate and is dressed in a splendid armor. He is depicted in a dynamic pose with detailed crafted elements and fine facial features. Equipped with katana and tanto (swords) he remains in a dynamic pose and has thereby raised his hands, in which a naginata (lance) is visible. The bronze is in good condition with usual signs of use such as little patina wear and small scratches. The height of the figure measures 110 cm and the width is 82 cm. The length of the lance is 131 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Bronze Figure of a Warrior in the Miyao Style, Japan, Meiji

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Description: Bronze with brown patina, partly gilt Japan, Meiji period (1868-1911) Detailed crafted figure of a warrior Work in the style of the Miyao workshop Finely crafted facial features In traditional costume and with bamboo hat Equipped with a katana, which is fastened on the belt Coat decorated with crest ornaments 'mon' In both hands a long wooden bokken (later) The left hand is raised in a victorious pose On wooden base with open work frame Height of figure: 17 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Rhineland-Palatinate Fine bronze figure of a warrior with Bokken in the style of the Miyao workshop This partly gilt bronze with brown patina depicts a warrior and was crafted in the style of the Miyao workshop in the Meiji period (1868-1911). The warrior stands with his astride legs on a wooden base with open work frame. The figure is wearing a traditional costume, a bamboo hat and a katana, which is fastened on the belt, and has finely crafted facial features. The robe is decorated with crest ornaments 'mon' and his left hand is raised to a victorious pose. In both hands a long, removable wooden sword, called bokken, can be found. The bronze shows finely crafted elements. The bronze is in good condition with slight signs of age and use such as small nicks and minor gold wear. The height of the figure measures 17 cm and the height with base is 21 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Bronze Figure of an Elephant with Crystal Ball, Japan, Meiji

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Description: Bronze with brown patina, glass, ivory Japan, Meiji period (1868-1911) Naturally worked figure of an elephant Adorned with a festive caparison On the back a lotus flower with a crystal ball of glass Inset tusks made of ivory Overall dimensions: 33 x 34 cm Provenance: Private collection Rhineland-Palatinate Exceptional and heavy bronze figure of a festively decorated elephant with a crystal ball This item can only be delivered to an address within the EU This naturally worked figure was made of bronze with brown patina and dates to the Japanese Meiji period (1868-1911). Represented is an elephant with ivory tusks and a festive caparison. The latter covers the back and is decorated with a dragon and a phoenix; the symbol of the Emperor and Empress. On the blanket, in the middle of the back, a lotus flower rises wherea crystal ball can be placed The visually appealing bronze figure shows signs of age and wear. A restoration on the trunk and an aging crack or a casting defect is visible at one of the ears. The height with ball measures 33 cm and the width is 34 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Archaistic Champlevé Bronze Vase, Japan, 19th C.

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Description: Bronze, enamel Japan, 19th century Champlevé frieze in bold colors Archaistic form Handles in stylized taotie-shape Height: 30 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection, Berlin Finely crafted vase in champlevé technique This vase dates to 19th century Japan. The bulbous bronze body has an archaistic shape and is decorated with a colorful frieze in Champlevé technique. The slightly flared neck is adorned with an additional champlevé border. The sides boast handles in the form of stylized dragon masks. The vase is in good condition with wear consistent with age. The champlevé shows pitting with light material losses. The foot rim shows two notches, the base shows traces of a repair. The height is 30 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Hashimoto Kansetsu, Painting, 'Scholar under Tree', 20th C.

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Description: Ink and colors on silk Japan, early 20th century Hashimoto Kansetsu 桥本 关 雪 (1883-1945) - Japanese nihonga painter from Kyoto Signed, inscribed and with red seal upper left Representation of a scholar reading under a pine tree Mounted on paper with a silk brocade frame Overall dimensions: 55 x 200 cm Image size: 40.5 x 111.5 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection, Baden-Württemberg Classical motif painted with fine brushwork The present scroll painting was created by Hashimoto Kansetsu 桥本 关 雪 (1883-1945). It depicts a scholar reading under a pine tree - a classical motif of the Chinese painting tradition, which greatly inspired the nihonga painter from Kyoto. The image is defined by flowing lines found in the wise man's robe and the tree trunk. The landscape and figure are drawn with the finest strokes. Soft colors complete the composition.The work is mounted on paper with a silk brocade frame and has synthetic handles. The signature with inscription and red seal can be found upper left. The scroll painting is in good condition with minimal stains to the image, primarily to the backround, as well as staining to the mount. The overall size is 55 x 200 cm, the image size is 40.5 x 111.5 cm. Hashimoto Kansetsu 桥本 关 雪 (1883-1945) Hashimoto Kansetsu was the son of the painter Hashimoto Kaikan, from whom he inherited his love of Chinese art and culture. He studied at a private school founded by the well-known nihonga painter Seiho Takeuchi (1864-1942). In 1921 he traveled to Europe and he spent a great part of his life in China. Many of his paintings were inspired by Chinese landscape or classical literature. His former residence in Kyoto is now the Museum Hakusasonso (白沙 村 荘) or Hashimoto Kansetsu Memorial House. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance. Due to the legal obligation for the resale royalty in the art market the following applies: As a result of its membership in the AV Kunst, Auctionata charges additionally to the hammer price the contribution to the AV Kunst of currently 2.1% of the revenues from the sale of fine arts and photographs pro rata towards the buyer. More information about royalty right in our T&C.

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Large Oshi-e Screen with Illustration of a Daimyo, Meiji

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Description: Silk, paper, cotton, painted wood frame Japan, Meiji period (1868-1911) Four-part folding screen with ornamental motif Oshi-e technique on golden silk Representation of a procession of a feudal lord (daimyo) and his entourage Dynamic composition Signed 'Sekka' lower right and with artist's seal 'Seppo' Verso with old French trader's label Dimensions: 171.5 x 276 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection, Rhineland-Palatinate Large ornamental folding screen with a fine vibrant composition This four-fold screen dates to the Meiji period (1868-1911). It boasts a magnificent design in oshi-e (padded silk) on golden silk. In this technique the figures are created from colored folded silk or paper pieces in order to create a sculptural effect. It depicts a procession of a feudal lord and his extensive entourage moving from right to left. The daimyo is seated in a richly decorated palanquin amidst his attendance. Top left a passage of cranes is flying in the same direction. The dynamic composition appears particularly impressive due to the fine manner of representation. The signature 'Sekka' and red artist's seal 'Seppo' can be found on the lower right. Literature: Hiroko T. McDermot and Clare Pollard, Threads of Silk and Gold, Ornamental Textiles from Meiji Japan, The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2012, pp.178-183. The folding screen is in good condition with signs of age. It shows repairs here and there as well as minor losses. There are some tears to the back. The wooden frame is a little loose. The height measures 171.5 cm, each panel measures 69 cm in width. Oshi-e Oshi-e, also known as kiritori zaiku, is a Japanese technique in which paper or silk padding is covered with colored silk or paper to create raised relief ornaments. The technique presumably has its origins in the Muromachi period. During the Meiji era, oshi-e was regarded as a feminine accomplishment alongside ikebana (the art of flower arrangement), tea ceremony and embroidery. Only a few recorded examples of this exquisite art survive today. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Utagawa Hiroshige, Set of 3 Woodblock Prints, Japan, 1830s-50s

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Description: Three color woodcuts on Japanese paper Japan, 1830s to 1850s Utagawa 'Ando' Hiroshige (1797-1858) - Japanese woodcut artist Signature: Hiroshige ga Publisher: Hôeidô, Tsutaya and Uoya Eikichi Censor: kiwame or aratame Format: oban Dimensions: 25.7 x 38 cm, 36.4 x 24.6 cm and 36.2 x 24.2 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection, Cologne Fine collection of works by a master of the Japanese woodcut This collection includes three color woodblock prints by Utagawa Hiroshige. One sheet is from the 'Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi' (The 53 Stations of the Tōkaidō) which portrays the different service stations along the national road from Edo to Kotyo. The present sheet shows station 50 and is named 'Minakuchi meibutsu kanpyô' (Women hanging strips of dried gourd). It was published by Hôeidô and bears the censor stamp 'kiwame'. A further print - number 51 from the series and titled 'Minakuchi Matsu-yama' (Mount Matsu near Minakuchi) - is from the series 'Gojûsan tsugi meisho zue' (The fifty-three Famous Views of the Tokaido). It was published in 1855 by Tsutaya and bears the censor stamp 'aratame'. The third sheet is named 'Yushima Tenjin, sakaue chôbô' (Hilltop View from the Yushima Tenjin Shrine) from the series 'Meisho Edo hakkei' (100 Famous Views of Edo). It was published in 1856 by Uoya Eikichi and bears the censor stamp 'aratame'. The sheets are in good condition with signs of age. The colors are fresh. The paper is slightly toned with small marginal blemishes and creases. Thin areas of margins are backed. The dimensions are 25.7 x 38 cm, 36.4 x 24.6 cm and 36.2 x 24.2 cm respectively.Utawaga 'Andō' Hiroshige (1797-1858) In western countries Utagawa Hiroshige is also known as Andō Hiroshige. Andō was his real surname, but usually artists gave up their birth name and replaced it by a combination of the name of the school (in this case 'Utagawa') and the master's name (in this case 'Hiroshige'). Utagawa Hiroshige is considered one of the three style-icons of Japanese woodcut art of his time. He created an entirely new composition of the landscape view, which creates a harmonious symbiosis between man and nature. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Utagawa Hiroshige, Woodcut 'Kumano Jūnisha Shrine', 1856

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Description: Color woodcut on Japanese paper Japan, 1856 Utagawa 'Ando' Hiroshige (1797-1858) - Japanese woodcut artist With artist's signature and seal Signature: Hiroshige hitsu Publisher: Uoya Eikichi Censor: aratame Date: tatsu (1856), 7th month Format: oban Dimensions: 36.5 x 24.7 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection, Cologne Fine collection of works by a master of Japanese woodcut The present color woodblock print by Utagawa Hiroshige is from the series 'Meisho Edo hyakkei' (100 Famous Views of Edo'), a series of 119 woodblock prints published between 1856 and 1858. The sheet shows Kumano Jūnisha Shrine at Tsunohazu, known as 'Jūnisō' (角筈熊野十二社 俗称十二そう Tsunohazu Kumano Jūnisha zokushō Jūnisō). It bears the signature 'Hiroshige hitsu' and was published by Uoya Eikichi. The sheet is in good condition with signs of age. The colors are fresh. The paper is slightly toned with minor marginal blemishes and some stains. A thinned area on the upper margin is backed. The dimensions are 36.5 x 24.7 cm. Utawaga 'Andō' Hiroshige (1797-1858) In western countries Utagawa Hiroshige is also known as Andō Hiroshige. Andō was his real surname, but usually artists gave up their birth name and replaced it by a combination of the name of the school (in this case 'Utagawa') and the master's name (in this case 'Hiroshige'). Utagawa Hiroshige is considered one of the three style-icons of Japanese woodcut art of his time. He created an entirely new composition of landscape view, which creates a harmonious symbiosis between man and nature. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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I-saeng Kwŏn, Sayo ch'wisŏn, 1 Volume, Korea, Joseon Dynasty

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Description: Calligraphy (printed) on paper Korea, Joseon dynasty (1392-1910) Author: I-saeng Kwŏn ( 權以生) 44 pages of text Dimensions: 28 x 19 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection, Baden-Wuerttemberg This Korean book is a volume from the work 史要聚選 (Sayo ch'wisŏn) 'Compilation of Important Events of History Writing'. The complete edition comprises four volumes. The book was originally published in 1679. It was written by I-saeng Kwŏn ( 權以生) during the golden age of the Joseon dynasty (1392-1910). The present copy has 44 pages with text. The volume is in fair condition consistent with age. The cover shows losses with creases and staining. The pages show foxing with creases and stains. The dimensions are 28 x 19 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Large Celadon Ceramic Bowl in Koryo Style, Korea, Joseon

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Description: Ceramic, gold elements Korea, Joseon dynasty (1392-1897) In the style of the Koryo dynasty Applied with rich celadon glaze of olive green The center decorated with a motif in white speckles Wall with a lappet band Dimensions: 32.5 x 7 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Germany Large bowl in elegant celadon glaze, decorated on the edge with gold elements This graceful, large ceramic bowl charmed by its rich celadon glaze in olive green and was made in Korea. The bowl was crafted in the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1897), in the style of the Koryo dynasty. It stands on a round, stepped base rim on which the body rises. The upper edge is slightly flattened and the lip is formed upwards as well as partly accented with gold elements. The mirror shows a decoration with a motif of white speckles and the inner wall is accented by a lappet band. The ceramic bowl is in good condition with slight age-related signs of wear. Manufacturing flaws and partly gilt lacquer restored spots at the edge are visible. The diameter is 32.5 cm and the height measures approximately 7 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Candlestick with Dragon, Tang dynasty (618-906)

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Description: White glazed ceramic China, Tang dynasty (618-906) Candle stick with a coiled dragon around the body Carried by a round base Sculpturally crafted dragon With a thermoluminescence analysis report Height: 27.´5 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Basel Elegant candlestick with a coiled dragon around the stem Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.This candle stick is made of white glazed ceramic and dates to the Tang dynasty (618-906) China. The round base tapers towards the top and carries the round plate of the lamp with a molded edge. The candle stick is decorated with a coiled, sculpturally crafted dragon around the stem. The top section forms a cylindrical segment with an also wide and molded rim. The dating of this piece is consistent with the results of an Oxford Thermoluminescence Analysis Report.The oil lamp is in good condition for its age with usual signs of wear such as small chips here and there. The height measures 27.5 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Guardian Chimera, Pottery with Cold Paint, China, Tang Dynasty

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Description: Auction announcements 21st August 2014 This lot does not have a thermoluminescence certificate. Pottery with cold paint China, Tang Dynasty (AD 618-906) With a thermoluminescence analysis report Well-modeled sculptural face Fierce expression Expressively painted decoration Height: 28.5 cm Provenance: Private collection, Basel An early decorative piece of extraordinary sculptural quality Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.This early chimera head, sculpted from pottery, dates back to the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-906). The sculptural face of the chimera tomb guardian is well-modeled with its bulging eyes and mouth wide open creating a fierce expression, which is strengthened by the impulsive painted decoration. Sculptures of mythical creatures of this kind were traditionally placed in tombs to protect the deceased, who were believed to have influence over the fate and well-being of the living. The dating of this piece is consistent with the results of an Oxford Thermoluminescence Analysis Report. The chimera head is partially restored with wear consistent with age such as some losses. It measures 28.5 cm in height. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Ceramic, Pair of Fo Dogs with Sancai Glaze, China, 19/20th C.

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Description: Glazed pottery China, 19th/20th century Sancai glaze in green, yellow and brown Pair of Fo dogs (Buddhist lion) on a rectangular plinth One Fo dog with a cub under the left paw Finely crafted details Dimensions (incl. plinth): ca. 30 x 18 x 12 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Spain Interesting pair of Fo dog figures with an expressive sancai glaze This pair of Fo dogs was made in China during the 19th/20th century. Each creature is depicted on a rectangular plinth. The faces show bulging eyes and partly a wide-open mouth with dangerous teeth. One Fo dog, the female, is shown with a cub under the left paw, while the male hides a pearl under his paw. The figures are applied overall with a sancai glaze in green, yellow and brown. The merging colors endow the figures with an extraordinary aesthetic quality and make them a magnificent example of this traditional glaze! The dogs are in good condition with slight signs of age and wear. Partly chips are visible here and there. The figures measure ca. 30 x 18 x 12 cm (height x length x width). Sancai Sancai (translated: 'three colours') is a lead-glazing technique, usually consisting of three different colours, which developed in China during the Tang Dynasty (618-907) and was mainly for decorating figural sculptures, mostly burial objects. Sancai ceramic and porcelain wares typically show a green, auburn and amber glaze on a light background. On rare occasions cobalt blue was also used. Via the Silk Road, the technique was exported to Syria, Cyprus and finally Italy where it enjoyed great popularity during the 15th century. Fo Lions Fo lions, also called guardian lions, enjoy high popularity in Chinese art. Their appearance is reminiscent of a mixture between a dragon and a lion. These mythical creatures usually come in pairs and were originally positioned to guard the entrance of Buddhist temples. In the arts and crafts, they are often refigured as doorknockers or decorative ceramic, marble, or bronze vessels. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Large Bitong Brush Pot with Scholars, Kangxi Mark and Period

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Description: Porcelain with blue underglaze painting China, Kangxi period (1662-1722) Six-character Kangxi mark on the base Revolving scene with scholars Cylindrical body with slightly concave wall (bitong) Height: 15 cm Weight: 3 kg Good condition Provenance: Private Collection Berlin Bitong brush pot depicting a garden company with scholars and incoming visitors This Chinese brush pot was made of porcelain with blue underglaze painting and dates to the Kangxi period (1662-1722). The cylindrical body, also referred to as Bitong, has a slightly concave wall and rests on a circular base rim. A revolving scholarly scene depicts visitors in a garden. The six-character Kangxi mark can be seen on the base in a central recess. The brush pot is in good condition with slight signs of age and wear. A small fire-related defect in the wall and chips at the base rim are visible. The weight is 3 kg and the height measures 15 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Meiping Porcelain Vase with 'Peach Bloom' Glaze, China, Qing

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Description: Porcelain with 'peach bloom' glaze China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911) Type meiping in a balanced form Circular base Narrow waist with articulated shoulder Short neck Height: 12 cm Good condition Provenance: Private Collection Munich Fine porcelain vase in meiping-shape with beautiful red-purple glaze This meiping type porcelain vase with 'peach bloom' glaze was made in China and dates to the Qing dynasty (1644-1911). The vase ascends on a circular, sweeping foot rim on which the slender body with articulated shoulder rises. A short neck with white mouth forms the upper end of the vase. The entire wall is decorated with a red to purplish glaze. The vase is in good condition with hardly any signs of wear and small manufacturing flaws. A minimal chip on the glaze rim of the base is visible. The height is 12 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Porcelain Vase in Hu Form with Crackle Glaze, China, 19th C.

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Description: Porcelain with crackled amber crackle glaze China, 19th century Archaistic Fanghu form Handles on the sides Height: 25.5 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection, Hamburg Decorative vase with an appealing glaze This so-called 'arrow head' vase dates to 19th century China and has an archaistic Fanghu form with a pair of square lug handles flanking the neck. The bulbous body rises on a rectangular foot rim, the front and back are potted in raised relief with peach-shaped lobes. The vase boasts an elegant allover amber glaze with a fine craquelé, which also covers the base and the inside of the neck. The vase is in good condition with minor signs of age and wear. There are small manufacturing flaws as well as a few glaze chips to the base of the foot rim. The height measures 25.5 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Porcelain Wucai Vase in Gu Form with Peonies, China, 18/19th C.

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Description: Porcelain with enamel colors and iron red China, 18th/19th century Wucai glaze Slender form Decorated with peonies and insects With a wooden stand Height of vase: 18 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Spain Elegant vase with a polychrome décor of the flora and fauna This porcelain vase with wucai glaze was made in the 18th/19th century China and is decorated with enamel colors and iron red. The slightly flared foot carries the slender body in Gu form, which was modeled referring to archaic bronze vessels. A wide opening forms the upper end of the vase. The wall is decorated with rocks, blooming peonies and insects. The vase comes with a wooden stand. The porcelain vase is in good condition with slight signs of age and wear. A hairline crack at the mouth as well as light manufacturing flaws can be seen. The height of the vase measures 18 cm and the height with stand is 22 cm. Chinese Gu A gu is a form of Chinese ritual bronze vessel from the Shang and Zhou dynasties, used to drink wine or offer ritual libations. A gu is tall and slender with a flared base, a slim centre section and a trumpet-shaped mouth that is wider than the base. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Porcelain Service with Millefleurs Decor, 125 Pieces, 20th C.

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Description: Porcelain China, 20th century Part of the base with six character mark Colorful Millefleurs decoration 125-piece dinner and tea set Good condition Provenance: Acquired in Beijing between 1929 and 1952; thereafter private collection, Baden-Württemberg Comprehensive porcelain set for 4 to 6 people with lush floral decoration This item can only be delivered to an address within the EU This Chinese service boasts a lavish and colorful Millefleurs decoration. The set comprises a total of 125 pieces for 4 to 6 people plus 12 pairs of ivory chopsticks and includes the following: 1 large rice bowl with cover (Ø 28 cm) 4 bowls (Ø 18.5 cm) 5 bowls (Ø 21-23 cm) 3 deep plates (Ø 23 cm) 4 dinner plates (Ø 23 cm) 1 oval platter (34 x 25 cm) 2 soy sauce dispenser (h: 10.5 cm) 12 rice bowl (Ø 11.5 cm) 10 saucers for bowls (Ø 14.5 cm) 10 tea cups (Ø 9.5 cm) 12 saucers for tea cups (Ø 10 cm) 2 teapots with lid (h: 15 cm) 10 rice wine bowls (Ø 6.5 cm) 10 saucers for rice wine bowls (Ø 7 cm) 2 salt cellars (3 x 3 cm) with two tortoise-shell spoons (l: 5.7 cm) 4 bowls with stand (Ø 9.5 cm) 2 large serving spoons (l: 22 cm) 11 porcelain tablespoons (l: 14 cm) 10 porcelain dessert spoon (l: 13 cm) 8 small porcelain spoons (l: 8.5 cm) 12 pair of ivory chopsticks (l: 25-26 cm) The porcelain is in good condition with only minor signs of age and wear. The majority of the porcelain pieces bear a six-character Qianlong mark on the base. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Porcelain Wucai Bowls, Floral Décor, China, early 20th C.

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Description: Porcelain with enamel colors and iron red China, early 20th century Base with Guangxu six character mark Wucai ornaments Highlighted elements in gold Floral decor in- and outside Inside with traces of an export seal Height of the bowls: 3.5 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Spain Fine pair of bowl with surrounding décor, embellished in gold This pair of fine porcelain bowls dates to the early 20th century China. Each bowl rises on a circular base rim and forms a bulbous body with an outwardly inclined mouth. The wall is decorated with Wucai ornaments in enamel colors, iron red and highlighted in gold. A floral decoration is visible on the outer wall as well as inside. In the mirror traces of an export seal can be seen. Each base shows a Guangxu six character mark. The porcelain bowls are in good condition with slight signs of age and use. Chips on the base, color wear and a fine hairline crack on one mouth can be seen. The height of each bowl measures ca. 3.5 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Porcelain Snuff Bottle with a River Scene, Artemisia, Qing

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Description: Porcelain with blue underglaze painting, quartz China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911) Base with artemisia leaf mark Flattened ovoid shape with an oval foot River scene with two scholars and a servant in a boat Two stylized handles at the shoulders Stopper of quartz Height with stopper: 8.5 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Munich Decorative snuff bottle with idyllic landscape representation and two scholars and a servant in a boat This detailed porcelain snuff bottle features a blue underglaze painting and dates to the Qing dynasty (1644-1911). The bottle has an oval foot and forms a flattened, ovoid shape with stylized handles at the shoulders. The stopper is made of quartz with an ivory spoon. The wall is decorated with a revolving river scene and two scholars and a servant are visible in a boat. In the distance high towering mountains are recognizable. Base shows an artemisia leaf mark in underglaze blue. This snuff bottle is in good condition with only slight signs of age and wear. The height with closure measures 8.5 cm. Chinese Snuff bottles Chinese snuff bottles were used to store snuff tobacco powder. Besides this function, they were also decorative and served as a representative symbol of status. The small masterpieces reveal great craftsmanship and were made from various materials such as glass, porcelain, jade, quartz, ivory, coral, lacquer, amber or wood. In the late 16th century, tobacco was imported to China from Europe and was initially smoked in pipes. The use as snuff began only after the start of the Qing dynasty in 1644. During this time, smoking tobacco was forbidden, whereas the use of snuff as a remedy for common illnesses like colds, headaches or stomach trouble, was accepted. At first, snuff was only accessible to the elites of the dynastic household, but towards the end of the 17th century it became popular at the Beijing court and developed into a social ritual among the upper classes. By the end of the late 18th century, this trend had spread to the rest of the country, permeating all social strata. It was considered polite to offer a pinch of snuff to friends on the street or house guests. As a result, the elaborately made Snuff bottles were constantly hand-held and display softly rounded edges. The great popularity of snuff found its peak during the Qing dynasty and ended after the revolution and subsequent foundation of the republic in 1911. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Snuff Bottle with a Fine Inside Painting of Boys, 20th C.

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Description: Glass, jade, wood China, 20th century, signed and dated 'Jiwei' Signature 'Cheng Yun' and a seal on front side Excellent piece Flattened ovoid shape with an oval foot Fine inside painting with the depiction of playing boys Stopper of jade Height with stopper: 7 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Munich Elegant snuff bottle with precise, lively interior painting This lovely Chinese snuff bottle was made of glass in the 20th century - signed and dated 'Jiwei'. The bottle stands on an oval foot and has a flattened, ovoid shape. The stopper consists of jade and the thereto attached spoon was made of wood. The wall is decorated with a revolving inside painting. Depicted are playing boys with different attributes or while eating. Bamboo stalks frame the figures on the sides and a naturalistic landscaped ground completes the vivid and precise interior painting which is of high artistic quality. The signature'Cheng Yun' and a seal can be found in the left upper edge on front side. This snuff bottle is in good condition with only slight signs of age and wear. The height with closure measures 7 cm´. Chinese Snuff bottles Chinese snuff bottles were used to store snuff tobacco powder. Besides this function, they were also decorative and served as a representative symbol of status. The small masterpieces reveal great craftsmanship and were made from various materials such as glass, porcelain, jade, quartz, ivory, coral, lacquer, amber or wood. In the late 16th century, tobacco was imported to China from Europe and was initially smoked in pipes. The use as snuff began only after the start of the Qing dynasty in 1644. During this time, smoking tobacco was forbidden, whereas the use of snuff as a remedy for common illnesses like colds, headaches or stomach trouble, was accepted. At first, snuff was only accessible to the elites of the dynastic household, but towards the end of the 17th century it became popular at the Beijing court and developed into a social ritual among the upper classes. By the end of the late 18th century, this trend had spread to the rest of the country, permeating all social strata. It was considered polite to offer a pinch of snuff to friends on the street or house guests. As a result, the elaborately made Snuff bottles were constantly hand-held and display softly rounded edges. The great popularity of snuff found its peak during the Qing dynasty and ended after the revolution and subsequent foundation of the republic in 1911. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Pair of Porcelain Paintings with Luohans, China, early 20th C.

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Description: Porcelain with polychrome painting China, Republic period, early 20th century Each with a large inscription Therein signed and dated (gengwu year, 1930) In total three artist seals (including 'Wan yin') Fine painting of two seated Luohans Foldable wooden frame Overall dimensions: 25.5 x 36.5 cm Size of each painting: 20.5 x 13 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Germany Very fine painting quality with detailed faces in a folding wooden frame with ebonized border This pair of decorative porcelain paintings comes from the Republic period in China. Depicted are seated Luohan or an Arhat in polychrome colors. The figures belong to the 18 Arhats, named Pindola Bharadvaja, who were asked by the Buddha to remain on earth to spread the Dharma. The fine painting can be especially admire by the individually worked faces and their wrinkled robes. Each item features a large inscription with signature and date (gengwu year, 1930). In total three artist seals (including 'Wan yin') can be identified. The paintings are mounted in a foldable wooden frame. The porcelain paintings are in good condition with hardly any signs of age and wear. The frame shows small nicks. The overall dimensions are 25.5 x 36.5 cm and the size of each painting is ca. 20.5 x 13 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Scroll Painting, Silk Painting, Boys in the Garden, China 20thC

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Description: Ink and colors on silk China, 20th century With signature "Yongyuan", inscription and red seal upper center Mounted on paper with a silk brocade frame, wooden handles Representation of a group boys in a garden Overall dimensions: 185 x 49 cm Image size: 84 x 46 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection, Switzerland Dynamic composition in light vibrant colors This Chinese scroll painting depicts a group of young boys in a garden. The children, clothed in traditional dress, are cheerfully running around and forming a dance. Two boys are flying kites. In the background a large pine tree and a cherry blossom tree are rising behind a wall. The scenery is painted in soft colors and the joyous faces of children are rendered in a very delicate manner. The work is mounted on paper with a silk brocade frame. It is signed "Yongqiong", inscribed and bears a red seal upper center. The scroll has wooden handles. There is a label with inscriptions in pencil attached to the back of the mount. The scroll painting is in good condition with some handling creases. The mount shows minimal marginal blemishes and a couple of tiny stains. The verso of the paper is rubbed in places. The overall dimensions are 185 x 49 cm and the image size is 84 x 46 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance. Due to the legal obligation for the resale royalty in the art market the following applies: As a result of its membership in the AV Kunst, Auctionata charges additionally to the hammer price the contribution to the AV Kunst of currently 2.1% of the revenues from the sale of fine arts and photographs pro rata towards the buyer. More information about royalty right in our T&C.

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Qi Baishi, Album with 22 Woodblock Prints, 1952

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Description: Woodblock prints on paper (double pages) China, 1952 Qi Baishi (1864-1957) - Major Chinese painter of the modern period Publisher: Rong Bao Zhai, Beijing 22 prints of paintings by the famous Chinese artist Original silk brocade cover Dimensions: 31.5 x 21.5 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection, Italy Wonderful colelction for enthusiasts of Qi Baishi's work, whose high-quality printing perfectly reproduces the vibrant colors and lively depictions This Chinese album, was published in 1952 by the publishing house Rong Bao Zhai. It includes a collection of 22 color woodcut prints from ink drawings by the important Chinese artist Qi Baishi (1864-1957). The impressive works bear witness to the reduced and impressive aesthetics of Chinese painting. They depict motifs from the Chinese flora and fauna in the tradition of classical scholarly painting, which the artist renders with expressive and vivid brush strokes in his paintings. The prints are bound in an original silk brocade cover with a dragon and phoenix pattern. The album is in good condition. It is complete and shows the usual signs of age and wear. The cover is slightly rubbed. The pages show visible foxing, especially along the edges. The book has a height of 31.5 cm and a width of 21.5 cm. Qi Baishi 齊白石 (1864-1957) Qi Baishi was one of the most famous painters of the 20th century and a proprietor of modernist currents. He was born son of a farmer in 1864, in Xiangtan in the Hunan province. He died 1957 in Beijing. The artist began painting at the age of 14 and started on a tour through China's famous landscapes in 1904, where he attained great fame. In 1917, Qi Baishi then settled in Beijing. He was voted into the national congress of the people in 1953 and was the first president of the Chinese association of artists. Three years earlier, he was awarded the International Peace Price for 1950, by the World Peace Council. Qi was a frontrunner of modernist painting and developed his own important expressive style, of the so-called Chinese scholarly painting. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Silk Painting with Depiction of Tao Yuanming, China, 19th C.

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Description: Ink and color on silk China, 19th century Two artists seals at the left edge Mounted on paper with a silk brocade frame Total dimensions, framed: 45 x 36 cm, unopend Image size: 39 x 30 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Hamburg Idyllic painting depicting the famous poet Tao Yuanming This painting was made in China during the 19th century and was painted with ink and colors on silk, mounted on paper with a silk brocade frame. Illustrated is Tao Yuanming's, also known as Tao Qian. He was a famous, Chinese poet in the time of the eastern Jin dynasty. The latter is playing the guzheng and visible on a boat on a river, which is surrounded by bamboo. Unnoticed Tao Yuanming has a listener, who is visible squatting on rocky ground. He is sheltered by a gnarled tree and in the distance the top of a mountain can be seen, which is immersed in a soft green. The painting has two artist's seals at the left rim. The work is unopened and in good condition with usual signs of age and wear. The colors are slightly faded and the linen is light thinned. The painting has framed overall size of 45 x 36 cm. The image measures 39 x 30 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Liu Xiyong, Fan Painting with a Landscape Scene, China, 20th C.

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Description: Ink and color on paper China, 20th century Liu Xiyong (1914-1973) 刘锡永 - Chinese Painter The upper left edge signed with two seals of the artist ('Xi Yong') and dated, 'jichou' year Depictoin of a busy market on a river bank Framed behind glass, unopened Dimensions framed: 35 x 60.5 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Switzerland Detailed fan painting with populated landscape scene in the style of Song paintings This fine fan painting was created with ink and color on paper and was made in the 20th century China. Pictured is a populated landscape scenery. On the left side a busy market is rendered on a river bank. A mountainous landscape with gnarled pine trees is shown in the center. On the right side a scene of farmers and carriers is depicted, who are on their way to the marketplace. The fan painting is framed behind glass and unopened. In the upper left edge the signature with two seals of the artist ('Xi Yong') and the dated, 'jichou' year, are visible. The detailed brushwork creates a lively scene, which invites the observer to marvel and explore. The fan painting is in good condition with signs of use. The mat is stained whereas the image is only minimally affected. The framed dimensions are 35 x 60.5 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance. Due to the legal obligation for the resale royalty in the art market the following applies: As a result of its membership in the AV Kunst, Auctionata charges additionally to the hammer price the contribution to the AV Kunst of currently 2.1% of the revenues from the sale of fine arts and photographs pro rata towards the buyer. More information about royalty right in our T&C.

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Scroll Painting, Scholar Pavilion on the River Bank, 18/19th C.

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Description: Ink and color on silk, mounted on paper China, 18th/19th century On the right side a seal in the shape of a double gourd In the foreground a small scholar's room Pavilion in the middle of a bamboo grove under a large, gnarled pine tree A hiker is treading over a bridge to the pavilion In the background, lush green, conical hills Fine quality painting style with a variety of botanical details Framed behind glass, in a large wooden box Overall dimensions, framed: 161 x 66 cm Provenance: Private collection, Switzerland Harmonious scene with scholars in an ideal mountainous landscape This scroll painting is a narrative representation of a pavilion on a river bank. The work was made with ink and color on silk, mounted on paper and dates back to the 18th/19th century China. In the foreground a small scholar's room in a pavilion in the middle of a bamboo grove is visible, which is sheltered by a large, gnarled pine tree. A hiker is rendered in the lower left corner. He is treading over a bridge to the pavilion. In the background lush green, conical hills tower in the sky. The work shows a variety of botanical details in fine quality painting style. On the right side a seal in the shape of a double gourd can be seen. The painting shows signs of age and use. Partly little wear on the scene and cracks in the underground as well as age related creases and partly restored areas are recognizable. The work is framed behind glass in a large wooden box and has a total dimension of 161 x 66 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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After Xu Xi (885-975), Scroll Painting 'Quails', China 17/18thC

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Description: Scroll painting, ink and colors on paper China, 17th / 18th century After Xu Xi (885-975) - Chinese painter from Jiangning (Nanjing) Inscribed 'Quails by Xi Xu - divine class (a grade of classification of Chinese painting)' Mounted on paper with a silk brocade frame, wooden handles Overall dimensions: 150 x 68 cm Image size: 111 x 51 cm Provenance: Collection of Livingston T. Merchant; owned by the family since the 1940s A skilful composition in the manner of Xu Xi, which enthralls the viewer with its fine brushwork This scroll painting dates to 17th or 18th century China and is executed in the style of Chinese painter Xu Xi (885-975). The latter was renowned for his depictions of flowers, bamboo, birds and fish, which he rendered in a life-like manner with free, casual brush work. In this work two quails are shown under bamboo, a composition which was later taken up by many famous painters such as Jiang Tingxi (1669-1732). The plumage of the little birds is rendered with the finest brush strokes. The surrounding nature with rocks, bamboo stalks and a peony is captured in harmonious colors. The charming motif gives the work a special appeal and present the painter's virtuosity. The scroll painting used to be in the collection of Livingston T. Merchant. The US-American diplomat (1903-1976) worked for the US delegation in Nanjing in 1948, where he acquired the present painting. The work is mounted on paper with a silk brocade frame. It is inscribed 'Quails by Xi Xu - divine class (a grade of classification of Chinese painting)' as well as stamped with three seals. The painting has a suspension for hanging and wooden handles. The scroll painting has been restored and is in visually appealing condition with signs of age. There are some tears (backed on verso) and traces of restauration to the depiction. The mounting shows some stains. The overall size is 150 x 68 cm and the image size is 111 x 51 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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After Qian Songyan, 'Nanhu Lake After the Rain', China, 20th C.

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Description: Mixed media on paper China, 20th century After the famous painting 'Nanhu lake after the rain' by Qian Songyan 钱 松岩 (1898-1985) Extensive inscription and two seals on the left In silk mat Framed behind glass, unopened Dimensions framed: 46 x 60 cm Very good condition Provenance: Private collection Switzerland Atmospheric scene with boats on the Nanhu This Chinese work was created after Qian Songyans painting 'Nanhu lake after the rain' and is a mixed media on paper. Represented is precisely this lake with gentle waves and various boats. Trees and buildings are rendered in the backdrop and a half hidden pagoda is found in the lower right corner. The left edge of the image has an extensive inscription with two seals. The work is in very good condition with hardly any signs of wear and comes unopened, framed behind glass in silk mat. The framed overall size is 46 x 60 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance. Due to the legal obligation for the resale royalty in the art market the following applies: As a result of its membership in the AV Kunst, Auctionata charges additionally to the hammer price the contribution to the AV Kunst of currently 2.1% of the revenues from the sale of fine arts and photographs pro rata towards the buyer. More information about royalty right in our T&C.

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Tang Zuishi, Study of Galloping Horses, China, early 20th C.

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Description: Ink on paper China, first quarter of the 20th century Zuishi Tang 唐 醉 石 (1885-1969) - Famous and popular seal carver and calligrapher from Hunan Province Signed Zuishi 醉 石 and seal upper left; another artist's seal on the right margin Mounted on paper with a silk frame, wooden handles Overall dimensions: 148 x 57 cm Image size: 88 x 48 cm Provenance: Private collection, Lower Saxony Very beautiful painting with free and dynamic brushwork The present scroll painting by Zuishi Tang 唐 醉 石 (1885-1969) depicts a study of galloping horses. The energetic brushwork gives the work a vibrant dynamism. In his early years, Tang worked as both a painter and calligrapher. Later, he turned his interest primarily to seal carving. Thus his paintings are rare on the art market nowadays. The work is mounted on paper with a silk frame and has handles made of wood. The painting is signed with his first name Zuishi (醉 石). In addition, there is a seal of his first name below the signature. Another seal carved by Tang Zuishi seal can be found on the right. The scroll painting is overall in good condition with signs of age. The silk frame shows creases, staining and minor losses as well as a tear to the lower section. The upper part of the mounting has been renewed. The image shows some creases and a few stains to the background. The overall dimension are 148 x 57 cm and is the image size is 88 x 48 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance. Due to the legal obligation for the resale royalty in the art market the following applies: As a result of its membership in the AV Kunst, Auctionata charges additionally to the hammer price the contribution to the AV Kunst of currently 2.1% of the revenues from the sale of fine arts and photographs pro rata towards the buyer. More information about royalty right in our T&C.

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Chen Shen, Zhuzi Pinjie, 6 Books in 2 Volumes, China, Qing

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Description: Calligraphy (printed) on paper China, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) Compiled by Shen Chen (陈 深) Six books in two volumes 49 and 64 pages of text Dimensions: 29.8 x 19.9 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection, Baden-Wuerttemberg These volumes are part of the work 'Zhuzi Pinjie' (諸子品節 : 五十卷), edited by Chen Shen (陈 深). This is a collection of writings of famous Chinese philosopher of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). The presented two volumes contain the philosophers Shangzi (商 子), Guiguzi (鬼谷 子) writings, Guanzi (管子) and Xunzi (荀子). Each volume comprises three books with a total of 49 and 64 pages of text respectively. The complete edition includes a total of 50 volumes. The two volumes are in good condition consistent with age. The covers are rubbed with creases and staining. One shows a small hole on the front. The pages show foxing in places with light creases and stains. The dimensions are 29.8 x 19.9 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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