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4-13-13 Asian Works of Art Auction

by Midwest Auction Galleries


609 lots | 608 with images

April 13, 2013

Live Auction

925 N. Lapeer Rd

Oxford, MI, 48371 USA

Phone: +1 (248) 236-8100

Fax: +1 (248) 236-8396

Email: sales@midwestauctioninc.com

609 Lots
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Japanese Bronze and Enamel Lamp

Lot 2: Japanese Bronze and Enamel Lamp

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Description: A long neck base finely enameled to depict lotus blossoms and tendrils, mounted as a lamp, with bronze finial, 38.5"H, circa 20th century.

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(5) Japanese Porcelain Vases

Lot 4: (5) Japanese Porcelain Vases

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Description: To include Satsuma, cobalt, some decorated with cherry blossoms, some with lotus and bamboo all signed to the foot rim, tallest is 9"H, circa early 20th century.

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Japanese Antique Iron Tea Pot

Lot 5: Japanese Antique Iron Tea Pot

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Description: Tea pot, cherry blossom finial, circa 19th Century 6"L X 5.5"H.<br><br>Property of a Houston Texas Gentleman.

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(4) Japanese Woodblock Prints

Lot 6: (4) Japanese Woodblock Prints

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Description: To include one depicting Mt. Fuji and the others depicting village scenes, all with several lines of calligraphy, largest is 11.5"H X 16.5"W, circa 20th century.<br><br>Property of a lady St. Clair Shores Michigan.

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Large Japanese Cloisonn? Vase

Lot 7: Large Japanese Cloisonn? Vase

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Description: Finely enameled to depict dragons and phoenix, with a band of lotus and scrolling tendrils with bats, 24.25"H, circa early 2oth century.<br><br>Condition: Misshapen foot rim otherwise excellent.<br><br>Private collection Adrian Michigan.

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Japanese Blue & White  Arita Ware Porcelain Vase

Lot 9: Japanese Blue & White Arita Ware Porcelain Vase

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Description: Hand thrown blue and white vase finely painted to depict a bird in flight near lotus blossoms and tendrils, neck and base painted to depict cranes amongst ruyi clouds, the base bearing two character mark in underglaze blue, 9.5"H, circa late 19th/early 20th century.<br><br>Property of a Metamora Michigan Gentleman.

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Japanese Meiji Period Mixed-Metal Cigarette Case

Lot 10: Japanese Meiji Period Mixed-Metal Cigarette Case

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Description: Case decorated with Geisha, puppy and Pagoda, character mark on front and A mark framed with 4 bamboo sticks with raised gold metal on back, 5" L x 3.125" W, circa early 20th century. Condition: very good.<br><br>Provenance: property of a Flint MI lady.

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(2) Japanese Bronze Vase & Censer

Lot 12: (2) Japanese Bronze Vase & Censer

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Description: Consisting of two damaged pieces, a bronze vase depicting birds and flowers together with a bronze censer dragons amongst ruyi clouds, largest is 11"H, both circa late 19th/early 20th century.<br><br>Property of a Madison Heights Michigan Gentleman.

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(5) Japanese Woodblock Prints

Lot 13: (5) Japanese Woodblock Prints

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Description: To include one depicting a beauty reading a scroll signed and sealed upper and lower left, 11"H X 7"W sight nicely framed and matted, three Hiroshige woodblock cards framed as triptych to depict three winter scenes with snow and trees each measures 5.5"H X 3.625"W each signed and sealed in upper and lower right and left, two depicting figures fully robed one holding a butterfly both signed and sealed both framed in bamboo style frames, 25"L X 11.3/4"W sight, and one titled "Summer Evening" signed in pencil Thositi signed and sealed lower middle right depicting a beauty by a bird feeding along a stone lined path, 10"H X 5"W.

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Japanese Bronze Tripod Censer-Meiji

Lot 16: Japanese Bronze Tripod Censer-Meiji

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Description: Having two ruyi cloud handles, the body molded in relief to depict two opposing dragons, the lid depicting lotus blossoms, raised on three demon head legs hung with loose rings, all raised on attached, shaped base, 14.25"H, circa Meiji Period.<br><br>Condition: Lacking finial, base uneven.<br><br>Property of a Madison Heights Michigan Gentleman.

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Japanese Calligraphy Scroll In Box

Lot 17: Japanese Calligraphy Scroll In Box

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Description: With several lines of calligraphy, signed and sealed with two red seals lower left and dated 1989, in original wooden box, overall measures 83"H X 21"W.<br><br>Property of a lady St. Clair Shores Michigan.

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Chinese Molded Vase

Lot 22: Chinese Molded Vase

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Description: Molded with two unusual shaped handles and brown splashes throughout, 10.25"H.<br><br>Private collection Bloomfield Hills Michigan.

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Chinese Tang Style Pottery Figures

Lot 23: Chinese Tang Style Pottery Figures

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Description: Each depicting a beauty, one with celedon glaze, largest is 14.75"L, circa 18th/19th century or earlier.<br><br>For similar examples see "A Journey Into China's Antiquity" Volume Two from the National Museum of Chinese History.<br><br>Important West Bloomfield Michigan Collection.

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Chinese Han Dynasty Figural Sculpture

Lot 24: Chinese Han Dynasty Figural Sculpture

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Description: Finely molded to depict two figures atop a building, with removable piece unknown to us, 6.25"H X 5.25"W, circa Han Dynasty 220 BC -226 AD.<br><br>Property of a Findlay Ohio gentleman.

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Chinese Tang Style Pottery Jar With Sancai Glaze

Lot 25: Chinese Tang Style Pottery Jar With Sancai Glaze

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Description: Finely molded to depict lotus blossoms, of bulbous form, 10.25"H.

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(3) Chinese Ming Style Pottery Figures

Lot 26: (3) Chinese Ming Style Pottery Figures

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Description: To include an official raised on a pedestal, 16.5"H, another official wearing ornate headdress, 15.5"H, and a female servant, 8.75"H, all circa 19th century or earlier.

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(3) Pieces Chinese Decorative Arts

Lot 27: (3) Pieces Chinese Decorative Arts

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Description: To include a pair of famille rose porcelain covered ginger jars decorated with lotus blossums, butterflies, and dragon flies, together with a brass peach form box, stamped China, largest measures 2.5" H, circa early 20th century.<b><b>Private collection Oxford, Michigan.

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(2) Pcs. Chinese Qing Bamboo & Brass Pipe & Horn

Lot 28: (2) Pcs. Chinese Qing Bamboo & Brass Pipe & Horn

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Description: To include a bamboo and brass opium pipe together with a bamboo and brass trumpet with seven original wood reeds, trumpet measures 19"L, circa late 19th/early 20th century.<br><br>Private collection Holly Michigan.

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Chinese Tibetan Wood & Copper Puppet

Lot 29: Chinese Tibetan Wood & Copper Puppet

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Description: To depict an elderly woman with remnants of gold, blue, and red paint 30.25"L, circa late 19th century.<br><br>Important West Bloomfield Michigan Collection.

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Chinese Rosewood & Brass Tray

Lot 31: Chinese Rosewood & Brass Tray

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Description: With brass supports and inlaid medallion center, 2.25"H X 15.5"L X 9.5"W, circa early 20th century.<br><br>Private collection, West Bloomfield Michigan.

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Chinese Ceremonial Embroidered Silk Collar

Lot 32: Chinese Ceremonial Embroidered Silk Collar

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Description: Ceremonial embroidered silk collar or shawl, multi-colored fringe, with small mirror-like decoration and floral embroidered design, 33" Square. Private collection Holly, MI.

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(2) Chinese Qing Silk Embroidery

Lot 33: (2) Chinese Qing Silk Embroidery

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Description: To include on depicting a phoenix and one depicting a dragon, both on pink silk, 24"H X 14"W, circa late 19th/early 20th century.<br><br>Property of a Marysville MI family.

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Chinese Buddhist Thangka

Lot 35: Chinese Buddhist Thangka

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Description: Painted in gilt to depict a four armed figure at center with five figures holding precious objects all against a red ground, having yellow, red, and blue silk border, image measures 22.5"H X 17"W, overall measures 37"H X 31"W, circa late 19th/early 20th century.<br><br>Important Beverly Hills Michigan Collection.

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(2) Pcs. Chinese Carved Jade And Agate

Lot 37: (2) Pcs. Chinese Carved Jade And Agate

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Description: Jade carved to depict a frog, agate carved to depict a boy, largest is 1.5"H.

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Chinese Soapstone Figural Carving

Lot 38: Chinese Soapstone Figural Carving

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Description: Finely carved grouping of three figures that appear to be scholar, student and a seated elder, 4" H x 2.5" W, circa 20th century, excellent condition.<br><br>Private collection of Ortonville lady.

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Chinese Archaic Style Seal

Lot 39: Chinese Archaic Style Seal

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Description: The seal face carved with four character mark, 1.25"H.<br><br>Private collection Bloomfield Hills Michigan.

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(4) Pcs. Chinese Jade Necklaces & Pendant

Lot 40: (4) Pcs. Chinese Jade Necklaces & Pendant

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Description: Consisting of Guan Yin jade pendant on silk knotted cord, a Buddha jade pendant on silk cord, beaded jade necklace along with an oval jade cabochon pendant mounted in silver that is marked to back, longest is 14.5" L, largest jade is 2.5" L. Condition: good.<br><br>Property of Birmingham, Michigan, gentleman.

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Chinese Qing Carved Soapstone Ruyi Scepter

Lot 41: Chinese Qing Carved Soapstone Ruyi Scepter

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Description: Finely carved to depict longevity symbols, 14"L, circa 19th/20th century.<br><br>Private collection, West Bloomfield Michigan.

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(2) Chinese Shoushan Seal Stones

Lot 44: (2) Chinese Shoushan Seal Stones

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Description: Small tapered blank stones, one white and one red, largest is 2" H. Condition: good.<br><br>Property of Lansing, Michigan, gentleman.

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(6) Pcs. Chinese Seal Chops

Lot 45: (6) Pcs. Chinese Seal Chops

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Description: Red hardstone blank seal chops, 3.25" H each. Condition: good.<br><br>Property of Birmingham, Michigan, gentleman.

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(3) Pcs. Chinese Jade Animal Carvings

Lot 46: (3) Pcs. Chinese Jade Animal Carvings

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Description: To include a dark green seated bull, a dark green seated dog and a light green turtle, largest is 2.75" H. Condition: good.<br><br>Property of Birmingham, Michigan, gentleman.

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Chinese Mughal Style Carved Jade Box With Lid

Lot 50: Chinese Mughal Style Carved Jade Box With Lid

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Description: The lid carved to depict two fish, the box accented with Greek-key design, 1"H X 2.0625"W, circa early 20th century.<br><br>Property of a Houston Texas gentleman.

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(2) Pcs. Chinese Qing Bronze Censor & Vase

Lot 53: (2) Pcs. Chinese Qing Bronze Censor & Vase

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Description: Of archaic form, the censor raised on tripod feet, the vase with incised face of the beast decoration, largest is 9.25"H, circa late 19th/early 20th century.<br><br>Important West Bloomfield Michigan Collection.

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Chinese Qing Mixed Metal Hand Warmer

Lot 55: Chinese Qing Mixed Metal Hand Warmer

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Description: The perforated lid depicting five bats circling a longevity symbol, having two handles, the hand warmer showing signs of calcination, apparently unmarked, 7"H X 8.25"D, circa late 19th/early 20th century.<br><br>Private Collection of a Gentleman, Highland Park Texas.

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(2) Asian Qing Bronzes

Lot 57: (2) Asian Qing Bronzes

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Description: To include an Indian bronze depicting the Hindu God Ganesh together with a Chinese bronze foo dog, tallest is 3.75"H, circa 19th/early 20th century.<br><br>Important Grosse Pointe Shores Michigan Collection.

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(2) Chinese Inlaid Bronze Animalia Figures

Lot 59: (2) Chinese Inlaid Bronze Animalia Figures

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Description: To include a standing jaguar and a standing ram each inlaid with scrolled decoration of silver and brass, largest is 4.5" H x 7.5" L. Condition: good with nice patina.<br><br>Property of Birmingham, Michigan, gentleman.

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(2) Chinese Archaic Style Bronze Animal Figures

Lot 60: (2) Chinese Archaic Style Bronze Animal Figures

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Description: To include a ram with silver colored metal inlay together with a lion carved with symbols, largest is 3.5"H X 5"L.<br><br>Private Collection Troy Michigan.

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Chinese Archaic Style Bronze Rhino

Lot 61: Chinese Archaic Style Bronze Rhino

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Description: Depicting rhino with archaic symbols, 3.25"H X 6"L.<br><br>Private collection, West Bloomfield Michigan.

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Chinese Bronze Buddha Statue

Lot 63: Chinese Bronze Buddha Statue

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Description: Cast as a standing Buddha with outstretched hand, 11.75"H, circa early 20th century.<br><br>Private collection Adrian Michigan.

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Chinese Bronze Censer

Lot 64: Chinese Bronze Censer

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Description: Finely molded with incised designs depicting a boy and crane under an ancient tree, base bearing undetermined character mark, 3.5"H X 4.75"D, circa late 19th/early 20th century.<br><br>Private collection, West Bloomfield Michigan.

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Pr. Chinese Ancestral Portraits On Cork

Lot 66: Pr. Chinese Ancestral Portraits On Cork

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Description: Painted to depict a gentleman and lady in elaborate dress, each signed and sealed lower right, with COA from Oxford Art Galleries dated February 17, 1987 stating the artist name as CHAN, COA signed by Richard Rogers-Director, image measures 23"H X 19"W, overall measures 32.5"H X 28.5"W, circa early 20th century.<br><br>Property of a lady St. Clair Shores Michigan.

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Pr. Chinese Watercolors On Silk

Lot 68: Pr. Chinese Watercolors On Silk

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Description: both finely painted, one to depict a fishing sceen, the other to depict a mountian waterfall, both signed and sealed right center, images are 16"H X 6.25"W, frames are 20.5"H X 10"W, circa early 20th century.

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Chinese Watercolor Painting On Paper

Lot 70: Chinese Watercolor Painting On Paper

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Description: Painted to depict a pagoda beneath ancient pines, signed and sealed upper left, 10.5"H X 9.5"W sight, 16.5"H X 14.25"W frame, circa 20th century.<br><br>Important West Bloomfield Michigan Collection.

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Chinese Water Color On Silk

Lot 71: Chinese Water Color On Silk

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Description: Finely painted to depict a hydrangea, signed and sealed upper left image is 9.75"H X 9"W.

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(3) Chinese Painted Fans

Lot 72: (3) Chinese Painted Fans

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Description: Depicting a crowded street scene, dragons among clouds, and flowers, all approximately 23"W.<br><br>Private collection Bloomfield Hills Michigan.

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Pair Carved Jade and Hardstone Pictures

Lot 73: Pair Carved Jade and Hardstone Pictures

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Description: Framed pictures of finely carved jade and hardstone depicting vase of flowers on table with censer, good luck coins and peaches, 30.5" H x 12.5" W, with brass decorative hangers, circa 20th century good condition.<br><br>Estate of Cecelia Wolfe-Penny, Flint, Michigan.

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(2) Chinese Qing Watercolor Paintings On Silk

Lot 74: (2) Chinese Qing Watercolor Paintings On Silk

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Description: Finely painted to depict birds and butterflies, both with red seal, 14"H X 18"W, circa late 19th/early 20th century.<br><br>Property of a Marysville MI family.

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Chinese Calligraphy Scroll Manner of Yu Youren

Lot 77: Chinese Calligraphy Scroll Manner of Yu Youren

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Description: Chinese Calligraphy Scroll Manner of Yu Youren. Depicting many lines of calligraphy with red seal, 18" W x 27"L. Condition: several tears to sides of paper.<br><br>Property of a Huntington Woods, Michigan, gentleman.

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Chinese Ink Painting on Paper Manner of Li Quchan

Lot 78: Chinese Ink Painting on Paper Manner of Li Quchan

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Description: Chinese Ink Painting on Paper Manner of Li Quchan. Depicting a standing horse, with calligraphic signature and red seal, 15" W x 19" L. Condition: good.<br><br>Property of a Grosse Pointe, Michigan, gentleman.

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Chinese Ink Painting on Paper Manner of Qi Baishi

Lot 79: Chinese Ink Painting on Paper Manner of Qi Baishi

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Description: Chinese Ink Painting on Paper Manner of Qi Baishi. Depicting a lobster/crayfish/langostino, with calligraphic signature and red seal, 15"W x 19". Condition: 3" tear to side of center.<br><br>Property of a Grosse Pointe, Michigan, gentleman.

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