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Auction Description for Mossgreen Auctions: SG007 The Raphy Star Collection
Auction Description:
Melbourne Viewing Location:Mossgreen926-930 High StreetArmadale, VIC 3143 Melbourne Viewing Time (s):Friday 21 October, 10am-5pmSaturday 22 October, 10am-5pmSunday 23 October, 10am-5pm London Viewing Location: (Selected highlights)The Beaumont Hotel8 Balderton StreetBrown Hart GardensLondon W1K 6TF London Viewing Time (s): (Selected highlights)Thursday 3 – Sunday 6 November (by appointment)paul.sumner@mossgreen.com.au Hong Kong Viewing Location: (Selected highlights)The Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong5 Connaught Rd CentralCentral, Hong Kong Hong Kong Viewing Time (s): (Selected highlights)Thursday 24 – Sunday 27 November (by appointment)ray.tregaskis@mossgreen.com.au Sydney Viewing Location:Mossgreen36-40 Queen StreetWoollahra NSW 2025 Sydney Viewing Time (s):Friday 9 December, 10am-5pmSaturday 10 December, 10am-5pmSunday 11 December, 9am-12noon Auction Location:Mossgreen36-40 Queen StreetWoollahra NSW 2025 Auction Time (s):Sunday 11 December 2016Time: 6.30pm

SG007 The Raphy Star Collection (99 Lots)

by Mossgreen Auctions


99 lots with images

December 11, 2016

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Woolahra, Australia

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A RARE STEATITE FIGURE OF BUDDHA, FIVE DYNASTIES, 10TH CENTURY

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Description: A RARE STEATITE FIGURE OF BUDDHA, FIVE DYNASTIES, 10TH CENTURY seated in dhyanasana before a flat mandorla, wearing a distinctive collar, the curled hair around the ushnisa, supported on a waisted lotus throne 18.5 cm high PROVENANCE: J.J. Lally & Co., New York, invoice no.:93492 五代十世紀 石雕佛坐像 源流: 購於紐約J.J. Lally & Co.,發票號:93492

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A RARE CHINESE WOODEN STANDING FIGURE OF GUANYIN, LATE SONG/YUAN DYNASTY, 13TH-14TH CENTURY

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Description: A RARE CHINESE WOODEN STANDING FIGURE OF GUANYIN, LATE SONG-YUAN DYNASTY, 13TH-14TH CENTURY his hair in a high chignon, wearing a necklace and sash and a robe from the waist down, a slight curve to the body and traces of black and red pigment 37 cm high black metal stand REFERENCE: see Leidy and Straham, Wisdom Embodied: Chinese Buddhist and Daoist Sculture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, fig. 82, p. 106 for a similar wooden figure, Jin dynasty PROVENANCE: Attached label reading "A. Mosle" Ralph M. Chait Galleries, NY, 12/8/1988 宋末至元 十三至十四世紀 木觀音站像 源流: 底部貼有“A.Mosle"標籤; 1998年8月12日購於紐約Ralph M. Chait 藝廊  

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A SUPERBLY CARVED CHINESE MARBLE SCULPTURE OF A BODHISATTVA, TANG DYNASTY, 7TH-8TH CENTURY

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Description: A SUPERBLY CARVED CHINESE MARBLE SCULPTURE OF A BODHISATTVA, TANG DYNASTY, 7TH-8TH CENTURY the gently curved body draped in long elaborate robes and necklaces, the hair curled in a high chignon and the head tilted slightly downwards with a benevolent expression on the face 38.3 cm high fitted metal stand REFERENCE: see Osvald Siren, Chinese Sculpture From the Fifth to the Fourteenth Century, Vol 11, 1998, pl. 463 for another marble standing figure, possibly Maitreya, Tang Dynasty; also see Sotheby’s NY, 21/9/2007, cat. no. 13 for another example in sandstone, date 7/8th century, with a very similar chignon, similar jewelry and stance (exhibited in The Osaka Municipal Museum of Art, 1976) 唐七至八世紀 大理石菩薩雕像

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A KHMER POLISHED SANDSTONE TORSO OF UMA, BARPHUON PERIOD, 11TH CENTURY

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Description: A KHMER POLISHED SANDSTONE TORSO OF UMA, BARPHUON PERIOD, 11TH CENTURY The well-proportioned female deity wearing a long sampot, the finely patinated stone with a high polish 50 cm high REFERENCE: see Christies Paris, 10/10/2014, Lot 358 for a quite similar but larger torso of Uma; also Bowie et. al., The Sculpture of Thailand, Visual Arts Board, pl.60, p.31 for a similar example PROVENANCE: Alex Biancardi Collection, Mossgreen, 16/17th November 2009, Lot 359 高棉地區巴芳時期 十一世紀 石雕女神身軀像 源流: 慕仕閣拍賣行,2009年11月16-17日,Alex Biancardi珍藏專場,拍品編號:359

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A RARE INDIAN SILVER-INLAID BRONZE GROUP, 11TH -12TH CENTURY

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Description: A RARE INDIAN SILVER-INLAID BRONZE GROUP, 11TH-12TH CENTURY well cast with a central figure of Vishnu, backed by a pierced flaming mandorla, holding a staff and three attributes, flanked by two consorts, the three figures standing on lotus thrones supported on a tri-form pedestal, with an inscription at the back 18.5 cm high REFERENCE: see Rustam J. Mehta, Masterpieces of Indian Bronzes and Metal Sculpture, India, 1971, pl. 12, from Bangiya Sahitya Parishad Museum, Calcutta, for a very similar figure from Bengal; also see Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Acc.No.: S1992.51. 印度十一至十二世紀嵌銀毗濕奴和侍從銅像

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A JAPANESE POLYCHROME WOOD FIGURE OF ANANDA, MOMOYAMA/EARLY EDO, 17TH-18TH CENTURY

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Description: A JAPANESE POLYCHROME WOOD FIGURE OF ANANDA, MOMOYAMA/EARLY EDO, 17TH-18TH CENTURY Standing in prayer on a tiered platform wearing a long pleated robe, the inner coat finely detailed in gold, red and black lacquer 45 cm high REFERENCE: see Money L. Hickman, Japan’s Golden Age, Momayama, 1996, cat. no. 20, pp. 90-91 for a similar example dated 1650; also Gerard Hawthorne, Chinese and Japanese Sculpture, November 2002, cat. no. 27 PROVENANCE: Gallery Japonesque, San Francisco 日本桃山至江戶早期 十七至十八世紀 日本木雕阿難和尚 源流: 購於洛杉磯Japonesque藝廊

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A LARGE CHINESE WOODEN HEAD OF A LUOHAN, JIN/YUAN DYNASTY  13-14TH CENTURY

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Description: A LARGE CHINESE WOODEN HEAD OF A LUOHAN, JIN/YUAN DYNASTY 13-14TH CENTURY the expressive features very well defined, with original textile base attached to the surface, gesso and lacquer absent, consecration material found inside the head cavity, in the form of a rare woodblock printed "bank note", stamped with three official red seals, appears to be dated from the third year of the first Ming emperior Hong Wu,1368-1398 (dated 1370) reads "Da Ming Tong Xing Bao Chao" (“precious bank note made in Ming dynasty”), "Yi Guan" (about ¥660.8 RMB), the bottom part inscribed " Hu Bu Zou Zhun Ji Zao, Da Ming Bao Chao Yu Tong Qian Tong Xing, Shi Yong Wei Zao Zhe Zhan, Gao Bu Zhe Shang Yin Liang Bai Wu Shi Liang, Reng Gei Fan Ren Cai Chan, Hong Wu, San Nian X Yue X Ri" (Authorized by the Department of Finance, this bank note has the same function as coins, those who use counterfeit bank note will beheaded, the whistle-blower will be rewarded 250 Liang silvers plus all the properties of the criminal. The third year of Hong Wu period.) 38 cm high REFERENCE: similar example please see A & J Speelman, Oriental Art, London, pp.10-11; also see Chinese, Korean and Japanese Sculptures, The Avery Brundage Collection San Franciso, Tokyo, 1974, pl. 142; and Michael Sullivan, The Cave Temples of Maichishan, London, 1969, pl. 80 PROVENANCE: A. & J. Speelman Ltd., 1/3/1990, invoice: 1533 金/元 十三至十四世紀 中國木雕羅漢頭 頭內裝有洪武時期銀票一張,寫有: "大明通行寶鈔 一貫 戶部奏准即造 大明寶鈔與銅錢通行,使用偽造者斬告補者賞錢二百五十兩仍給犯人財產。洪武三年X月X日" 源流: 1990年3月購於A & J Speelman藝廊,發票號:1533  

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A RARE NEPALESE BRONZE STANDING FIGURE OF AVALOKITESVARA, 10TH-11TH CENTURY

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Description: A RARE NEPALESE BRONZE STANDING FIGURE OF AVALOKITESVARA, 10TH-11TH CENTURY finely cast in tribhanga with a sensuous curved body, the hair in a high chignon behind the three-point crown, a mandorla behind the head, very well patinated 26.5 cm high REFERENCE: see Von Shroeder, Buddhist Sculptures in Tibet, India and Nepal, vol. 1, 2001, cat. no. 159 C, D & E, p. 497; also cat. no. 16Oa, p. 498 for very similar examples PROVENANCE: Carlo Cristi, 6/7/2006, invoice number: 02-06 尼泊爾十至十一世紀 銅觀音立像 源流: 2006年7月6日購於Carlo Cristi藝廊,發票號:02-06

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AN INDIAN BRONZE HINDU STANDING FIGURE OF GANESH, 16TH CENTURY OR EARLIER

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Description: AN INDIAN BRONZE HINDU STANDING FIGURE OF GANESH, 16TH CENTURY OR EARLIER the four-headed elephant god standing before a flaming nimbus on a lion and a mongoose, supported on a semi-ovoid platform with a floral decorated apron, the head pujared to a gold mellow colour, the remaining sculpture with a good dark patination 17 cm high PROVENANCE: Suzie Lebassi, Soo Tze Orientique 印度 十六世紀 象神銅像 源流: 購於Soo Tze Orientique藝廊  

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A JAPANESE POLYCHROME WOOD FIGURE OF BISHAMONTEN, KAMAKURA PERIOD (1185-1333)

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Description: A JAPANESE POLYCHROME WOOD FIGURE OF BISHAMONTEN, KAMAKURA PERIOD (1185-1333) the guardian figure of the North, in a wrathfull stance in full armour, his hair brushed back in flaming braids, the staring eyes inlaid in glass, traces of his original metal headdress and original pigment, including gilt 40 cm high fitted stand REFERENCE: see Tokyo National Museum for another guardian figure with a similar gesture, museum no. C-1852. PROVENANCE: Brian Harkins, London, 1/8/2006 EXHIBITED: The Golden Journey, Japanese Art from Australian Collections, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, March-May 2009. PUBLISHED: James Bennett & Amy Reigle Newland, The Golden Journey, Japanese Art from Australian Collections, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, March-May 2009, pp. 42 & 43 日本鎌倉時代​(1185-1333) 木雕彩繪毘沙門天立像 源流: 2006年8月1日購於倫敦Brian Harkins藝廊 展覽: 2009年3月至5月,阿德雷德南澳藝術館,《黃金旅程:澳大利亞日本藝術收藏展》 出版: James Bennett & Amy Reigle Newland,《黃金旅程:澳大利亞日本藝術收藏展》,阿德雷德南澳藝術館, 2009年3月至5月, 第42至43頁    

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A VERY RARE VIETNAMESE BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA, CHAM PERIOD, 9TH-10TH CENTURY

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Description: A VERY RARE VIETNAMESE BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA, CHAM PERIOD, 9TH-10TH CENTURY The standing figure with gold inlaid eyes and urna, each of his hands with a tooled chakra on the palm, the right hand performs the gesture of exposition, vitarkamudra; the left hand holding the end of his robe, patinated overall with a nice flecked gray-green colour. 35.5 cm high mounted, metal stand PROVENANCE: Thailand, before 2000 PUBLISHED: Professor M.R. Suriyabudh Sukhasvasti, Fine Arts, Bankok, 2002 越南佔婆時期 九至十世紀 青銅佛站像 源流: 2000年以前購買與泰國 出版: Professor M.R. Suriyabudh Sukhasvasti, 《Fine Arts》, 曼谷, 2002

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A SMALL KHMER BRONZE HEAD OF BUDDHA, ANGKOR WAT, BAYON PERIOD, 12TH-13TH CENTURY

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Description: A SMALL KHMER BRONZE HEAD OF BUDDHA, ANGKOR WAT, BAYON PERIOD, 12TH-13TH CENTURY very finely cast, the face with a benign smile, his hair combed straight back, long ear lobes, covered in a very good even dark green patina, 8.5 cm high metal stand 高棉巴戎寺時期 十二至十三世紀 銅佛頭

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A VERY SMALL KHMER BRONZE SCULPTURE OF GANESH, 12TH CENTURY

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Description: A VERY SMALL KHMER BRONZE SCULPTURE OF GANESH, 12TH CENTURY the four armed elephant god holding attributes and seated cross-legged, covered in a good old patina 5 cm high 高棉地區十二世紀 小GANESH銅像

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A VERY RARE THAI BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA, CIRCA 8TH-9TH CENTURY

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Description: A VERY RARE THAI BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA, CIRCA 8TH-9THCENTURY standing in abhaya mudra, the body with a simple curve and standing on a flat circular support, the hair in curls, covered with a very fine even turquoise patina. 15.5 cm high metal base PROVENANCE: Marcel Nies, Belgium 泰國大約八至九世紀 罕見銅佛站像 源流: 購於比利Marcel Nies藝廊

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A FINE KHMER BRONZE FIGURE OF MAITREYA, LOPBURI STYLE, BAYON PERIOD, LATE 12TH-EARLY 13TH CENTURY

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Description: A FINE KHMER BRONZE FIGURE OF MAITREYA, LOPBURI STYLE, BAYON PERIOD, LATE 12TH-EARLY 13TH CENTURY seated on a simple curved shallow base in Bhumisparsha mudra, wearing a feathered crown, his hair drawn into a peaked chignon, eyes closed in meditation, the body covered in a smooth green patina. The base is open, revealing the core material 23 cm high REFERENCE: see Carol Stratton, Buddhist Sculpture of Northern Thailand, 2004, fig. 5.73, p. 125 for a similar example; also Jean Boisselier, The Heritage of Thai Sculpture, 1975, pl. 81, p. 118; also see Spink & Son Ltd, The Lion of the Shakyas 16/11/1998, cat. no. 5 for a very similar example; for a smaller sized example, see G. Coedes, Bronzes Khmers, 1923, pl. XXIV, fig. 1 PROVENANCE: Private Collection; Sotheby's New York, October 2001 高棉地區巴戎時期 十二世紀晚期至十三世紀早期 彌勒佛銅坐像 源流: 私人珍藏; 蘇富比紐約,2001年10月

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A PAIR OF CHINESE GILT-SILVER REPOUSSÉ CUP STANDS, SONG DYNASTY (960-1279)

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Description: A PAIR OF CHINESE GILT-SILVER REPOUSSÉ CUP STANDS, SONG DYNASTY (960-1279) each one of hexagonal form, decorated with longevity motifs, including bats, a crane and peaches, one stand with an attendant holding a peach, the other with a peach tree; similar tooled decorative borders. 15 cm (widest) PROVENANCE: R & V Tregaskis, inv. no.: 1002002 宋代 銀鎏金茶盞托 源流: 購於R & V Tregaskis,發票號:1002002

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A CHINESE SIX-LOBED PARCEL GILT-BRONZE CUP STAND (ZHAN TUO), SONG DYNASTY (960-1279)

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Description: A CHINESE SIX-LOBED PARCEL GILT-BRONZE CUP STAND (ZHAN TUO), SONG DYNASTY (960-1279) In the form of an open flower 5.5 cm high, 14.5 cm diameter REFERENCE: see British Musuem, reg. no.: 1971, 0921.1 for a similar Ru ware cupstand; and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, acc. no. S1987.368 for a similar example in lacquer form PROVENANCE: J.J. Lally & Co. Oriental Art, New York 宋代局部鎏金荷葉型茶盞托 源流: 購於紐約J.J. Lally東方藝術藝廊

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A GILT-BRONZE FOUR-PRONGED CUP STAND, WESTERN HAN DYNASTY (206BCE-24CE)

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Description: A GILT-BRONZE FOUR-PRONGED CUP STAND, WESTERN HAN DYNASTY (206BCE-24CE) Supported on a horizontal ribbed column and a widely splayed base, made as a support for an “ear-cup”, probably Hebei province 11.6 cm high, 15 cm wide REFERENCE: for an identical example see W. Percival Yetts, The George Eumorfopoulos Collection, Vol. 11, London 1930, pl. 666; the same cupstand is illustrated in Archaic Chinese Bronzes in the Victoria and Albert Museum ​PROVENANCE: R. & V. Tregaskis, 13/4/2007 ​西漢鎏金盞托 源流: 2007年4月13日購於R. & V. Tregaskis

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A LARGE CHINESE ROOTWOOD BRUSH HOLDER, EARLY QING DYNASTY, 18-19TH CENTURY

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Description: A LARGE CHINESE ROOTWOOD BRUSH HOLDER, EARLY QING DYNASTY, 18TH-19TH CENTURY nicely hollowed in the centre, the knobbly exterior with a good patina, the concave base with a central plug 18.2 cm high PROVENANCE: Sydney L. Moss, London, 27/7/1993 (dated 17th century), Inv. No.: 1478 清早期十八至十九世紀 瘿木隨型筆筒 源流: 1993年7月27日購於倫敦Sydney L. Moss藝廊,發票編號:1478 (發票定此筆筒為十七世紀)

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A BAMBOO ROOT LIBATION CUP, QING DYNASTY, 17TH-18TH CENTURY

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Description: A BAMBOO ROOT LIBATION CUP, QING DYNASTY, 17TH-18TH CENTURY of rhinoceros horn shape, carved and undercut with a gnarled pine 8.2 cm high, 11 cm wide PROVENANCE: R.&V. Tregaskis 清十七至十八世紀 竹根雕杯

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A CHINESE POLYCHROME WHITE MARBLE STELE, NORTHERN QI (550-577)

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Description: A CHINESE POLYCHROME WHITE MARBLE STELE, NORTHERN QI (550-577) depicting a Bodhisattva standing in meditation on a lotus stem, leaning against a tree trunk with some original pigment to the robe and the hair, the deity with hands together in Anjali mudra against his chest, the head crowned with falling ribbons to either side of his tall chignon. He wears a shawl covering his shoulders. A rectangular tablet has been carved above his head (inscription missing) 37.5 cm high fitted metal stand REFERENCES: see Yang Boda, Quyang Xiudesi chutu jinian zaoxiang de yishu fengge yu tezheng, (The Artistic Style and Features of Dated Small Sculptures Unearthed in Xiude Temple in Quyang), 1960, Vol. 2, p. 55, fig. 27 for a similar example PROVENANCE: Private collection, Taipei Eskenazi London, 25/3/2002, invoice no.: 55 EXHIBITED: Eskenazi Oriental Art, Chinese Buddhist Sculpture from Northern Wei to Ming, 18-30/03/2002 北齊 大理石雕樹下禮佛 源流: 台北私人收藏 2002年3月25日購於倫敦艾斯肯納齊,發票編號:55 展覽: 艾斯肯納齊東方藝術, 《北魏至明代中國佛雕像》,2002年3月18至30日

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A RARE PARCEL GILT GRAY STONE PILLOW, LATE TANG DYNASTY, 10TH CENTURY

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Description: A RARE PARCEL GILT GRAY STONE PILLOW, LATE TANG DYNASTY, 10TH CENTURY The curved front and sides carved in relief with a peony scroll recessed between continuous classic scroll borders, the straight recessed back with two further recessed cartouche and a pair of confronting phoenix, the highlights in gilt 20.1 cm high; 7.4 long variable PROVENANCE: Eskenazi Ltd, 24/3/2004, invoice no. 77 晚唐十世紀 局部鎏金灰石枕 源流: 2004年3月24日購於Eskenazi,發票號:77

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A VERY RARE ARCHAIC TINY BRONZE BELL, PROBABLY SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD (770-476 BCE)

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Description: A VERY RARE ARCHAIC TINY BRONZE BELL, PROBABLY SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD (770-476 BCE) the shaft finely cast with four frogs, the shoulder with two pairs of confronting stylized dragons, the body slightly compressed and covered with an unctuous smooth green patina, the rim slightly concave 6.5 cm high fitted box PROVENANCE: R. & V. Tregaskis, 10/3/2003, invoice no. 0246 大約春秋時期 銅鐘 源流: 2003年3月10日購於R. & V. Tregaskis,發票號:0246

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A JAPANESE RED AND GOLD LACQUERED WOODEN FIGURE,  EARLY EDO PERIOD, 17TH-18TH CENTURY

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Description: A JAPANESE RED AND GOLD LACQUERED WOODEN FIGURE, EARLY EDO PERIOD, 17TH-18TH CENTURY probably a Buddhist deity representing one of the Ten Kings of Hell, seated in a long pleated robe decorated with clouds and dragon designs, wearing a flared crown 50.2cm high REFERENCE: Gerard Hawthorne, 2000 Years of Chinese and Japanese Sculpture, November 2000, cat. no. 19, for a similar figure 日本江戶時代早期 十七至十八世紀 日本紅金漆木坐像

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A JAPANESE LACQUERED WOOD SCULPTURE OF A BUDDHIST MONK, EDO PERIOD, PROBABLY 17TH CENTURY

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Description: A JAPANESE LACQUERED WOOD SCULPTURE OF A BUDDHIST MONK, EDO PERIOD, PROBABLY 17TH CENTURY seated in pleated robes with downcast expression, in meditation 17 cm high REFERENCE: Gerard Hawthorne, Chinese and Japanese Sculpture, Nov. 2002, cat. no. 10 for a similar lacquered wood figure, 17/18th century PROVENANCE: label attached: Cleveland Museum of Art, Leisy Bequest, TR16235/9 日本江戶時代 大約十七世紀 漆木和尚坐像 源流: 克里夫蘭藝術博物館(底部標籤)

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A ZITAN QUATREFOIL BRUSHPOT, 18TH CENTURY

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Description: A ZITAN QUATREFOIL BRUSHPOT, 18TH CENTURY each side inlaid and applied with ivory, soapstone and mother-of pearl, depicting the three Daoist Gods under pine and rockwork with a crane overhead; three precious objects; the King of the Eastern Sea riding on a dragon; and a ten character inscription “long fa chun zi xiu feng wei ri sheng hua” and seal “Lu yin” supported on a shaped base 13.3 cm high, 9.7 cm wide PROVENANCE: James J. Lally, New York, 30/3/1998, invoice number: 3421 清十八世紀 紫檀四方筆筒 源流: 1998年購於紐約James J. Lally, 發票號:3421

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A CHINESE WHITE POTTERY SANCAI TRIPOD VESSEL, TANG DYNASTY (618-906)

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Description: A CHINESE WHITE POTTERY SANCAI TRIPOD VESSEL, TANG DYNASTY (618-906) decorated with blue, amber and cream glazes supported on three animal formed legs Gongxian kilns, Henan Province 12.9cm high; 12.3cm diameter PROVENANCE: R. & V. Tregaskis 唐三彩 三足罐 源流: 購於R. & V. Tregaskis

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A CHINESE CIZHOU OVOID JAR, JIN DYNASTY (1115-1234)

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Description: A CHINESE CIZHOU OVOID JAR, JIN DYNASTY (1115-1234) with five sets of three vertical pale brown ribs on a bluish black glaze, recessed base 9.4 cm high REFERENCE: see Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, Vol. 1, 1994, cat. no. 450 for a brown-glazed example of similar shape PROVENANCE: R. & V. Tregaskis 金代 磁州窯玄色出筋罐 源流: 購於R. & V. Tregaskis  

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A LARGE HENAN OVOID JAR, JIN /YUAN DYNASTY ,13TH-14TH CENTURY

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Description: A LARGE HENAN OVOID JAR, JIN /YUAN DYNASTY, 13TH-14TH CENTURY heavily potted, with a small everted mouth and short neck, covered in a glossy streaked russet pattern on bluish-black glaze pooling in thick globules at the foot, the recessed base unglazed 19 cm high PROVENANCE: R. & V. Tregaskis, 21/10/2002, Inv. No.:1002002 金/元 十三至十四世紀 黑釉鐵鏽斑嘟嚕瓶 源流: 2002年10月21日購於R & V. Tregaskis,發票編號:1002002

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A CHINESE CONICAL YAOZHOU TEA BOWL, JIN DYNASTY (1115-1234)

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Description: A CHINESE CONICAL YAOZHOU TEA BOWL, JIN DYNASTY (1115-1234) with everted rim, the centre with calligraphic style russet decoration, over the black glaze, the exterior with a mixed russet and black pattern glaze 4.5 cm high, 14.4 cm diameter REFERENCE: see Robert Mowry, Hare's Fur, Tortoiseshell, and Partridge Feathers: Chinese Brown and Black Glazed Ceramics, 400-1400, 1996, cat. no. 22, p. 121-122, for a similar Yaozhou bowl with more regular russet splashes PROVENANCE: R. & V. Tregaskis, 1992 金代 耀州窯烏金釉鐵鏽斑斗笠盞 源流: 1992年購於R & V. Tregaskis  

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A RARE HAUIREN-TYPE TEA BOWL, JIN DYNASTY (1115-1234)

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Description: A RARE HAUIREN-TYPE TEA BOWL, JIN DYNASTY (1115-1234) heavily potted, the glaze receding from the brown rim to a thick bluish black, pooling unevenly above the foot on the exterior, Shanxi Province 12 cm diameter, 6.2 cm high fitted box PROVENANCE: Joshua McClelland Print Room, 6/11/1998 (receipt) 金 懷仁窯黑釉茶盞 源流: 1998年11月6日購買於Joshua McClelland Print Room藝廊 (原發票)

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A RARE MINIATURE QINGBAI PORCELAIN HEAD OF GUANYIN, YUAN DYNASTY (1279-1368)

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Description: A RARE MINIATURE QINGBAI PORCELAIN HEAD OF GUANYIN, YUAN DYNASTY (1279-1368) with an Amida Buddha within the pierced crown REFERENCE: see Qingbaici Jingpin Jiangshang, 2012, ISBN 978-7-5480-0999-3, p. 244 for several very similar examples PROVENANCE: Kaikodo, NY, 28/3/1998, invoice no. 146 元代 青白觀音小頭像 源流: 1998年3月28日購於Kaikodo,發票號:146

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A QINGBAI GOURD-SHAPED EWER, SONG DYNASTY, 12TH CENTURY

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Description: A QINGBAI GOURD-SHAPED EWER, SONG DYNASTY, 12TH CENTURY with a large looped strap handle and long curved spout, an incised stylised motif at the base of each one and a triple stylised wave band around the shoulder, covered in a pale blue glaze, the flat base with four firing pads 16 cm high REFERENCE: See J.J. Lally Chinese Porcelain and Silver in the Song Dynasty, 2002, (cover lot) cat. no. 24 for an almost identical example with lid PROVENANCE: R. & V. Tregaskis 宋代 十二世紀 青白葫蘆型壺 源流: 購於R. & V. Tregaskis  

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A CHINESE CINNABAR LACQUER RECTANGULAR TRAY, MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)

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Description: A CHINESE CINNABAR LACQUER RECTANGULAR TRAY, MING DYNASTY (1368-1644) very well carved with a genre scene of figures and attendants in a fenced garden pavilion, the slightly everted rim with a diaper pattern 39.3 cm long; 28 cm wide PROVENANCE: Sotheby’s HK, Dr Ip Yee Collection, November 1984, Lot 119; Bluett, London (label attached) 明代 剔紅長方盤 源流: 香港蘇富比葉義醫生私人收藏專場,1984年11月,拍品編號:119; 倫敦Bluett藝廊(標籤)  

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A LARGE METAL-MOUNTED BROWN LACQUER DISH, 14TH-16TH CENTURY

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Description: A LARGE METAL-MOUNTED BROWN LACQUER DISH, 14TH-16TH CENTURY of flat circular form with a narrow upturned metal-mounted rim, supported on a very shallow footrim, a two character red lacquer mark in a rectangular reserve under the base 2.5 cm high, 18 cm diameter original wooden box *a certificate of dating from the Institute of Particle Physics, Zurich is available PROVENANCE: Japanese Collection; William H. Wolff J.J.Lally & Co. 十四至十六世紀銅鑲口黑漆盤 源流: 日本舊藏; William H. Wolff藝廊 購於J.J.Lally & Co藝廊

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A VERY FINE NEPALESE GILT-BRONZE ATTENDANT FIGURE OF A BODHISATTVA, 14TH-15TH CENTURY

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Description: A VERY FINE NEPALESE GILT-BRONZE ATTENDANT FIGURE OF A BODHISATTVA, 14TH-15TH CENTURY the jewel-encrusted figure standing elegantly on a lotus throne 18.5 cm high REFERENCES: For similar example please see Ulrich Von Shroeder Indo-Tibetan Bronzes, 1981, pl. 95g, pp. 358-359 for a Tara dated 14th century; see pl. 93g, pp.354-355 for another Tara dated 1250-1350, PROVENANCE: A&J Speelman Oriental Art Private Collection, 1990s 尼泊爾十四至十五世紀 銅鎏金菩薩立像 源流: A&J Speelman東方藝術藝廊 私人收藏,購於90年代

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A VERY LARGE KHMER SANDSTONE SCULPTURE OF VISHNU, BAPHUON STYLE, 11TH CENTURY

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Description: A VERY LARGE KHMER SANDSTONE SCULPTURE OF VISHNU, BAPHUON STYLE, 11TH CENTURY the four-armed deity standing supremely in a long finely detailed sampot with a fishtail sash at the back, secured by a low slung belt, the face with downcast eyes beneath a finely detailed diadem, the hair in a conical chignon 91.4 cm high REFERENCE: see Ellen Jessup, Sculpture of Anchor and Ancient Cambodia, Millennium of Glory, cat. no. 65, p. 254; also Jacques Gies, Spiritual Journey: Scared Art from Musée Guimet, Paris, 2004, pl. 70 for similar four-armed figures PROVENANCE: William Wolff, New York, 24/3/1989, invoice: 3-1731-89 高棉地區巴芳寺風格 十一世紀 四臂毗湿奴站像 源流: 1989年3月24日購於紐約William Wolff藝廊, 發票號:3-1731-89

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A KHMER SANDSTONE SCULPTURE OF VISHNU, 10TH CENTURY

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Description: A KHMER SANDSTONE SCULPTURE OF VISHNU, 10TH CENTURY the four-armed standing figure with a conch shell in the left hand, the upper torso finely polished 35 cm high metal base PROVENANCE: Arts of Asia Gallery, Melbourne 高棉 十世紀 毗湿奴站像 源流: 墨爾本亞洲藝術藝廊  

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A FINE KHMER POLISHED SANDSTONE HEAD, ANKHOR PERIOD, 12TH CENTURY

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Description: A FINE KHMER POLISHED SANDSTONE HEAD, ANKHOR PERIOD, 12TH CENTURY of a male Hindu deity wearing an elabrate crown, with a conical shaped ushinisha, the surface nicely patinated 18 cm high 高棉 十二世紀 砂石頭像

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A CHINESE HANGING SCROLL, ATTRIBUTED TO HUANG SHEN(1687?1772), 18TH CENTURY

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Description: A CHINESE HANGING SCROLL, ATTRIBUTED TO HUANG SHEN (1687-1772), 18TH CENTURY ink and faint colour on paper, depicting a fisherman with a long bamboo rod, inscribed, two seals 64.7 high, 29.5 cm wide PROVENANCE: Sotheby's New York, 1984 傳 黃慎(1687-1772) 紙本水墨畫立軸 源流: 1984年購於蘇富比紐約

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A CHINESE SQUARE GRAY POTTERY QUATREFOIL TILE, JIN-YUAN DYNASTY, 13TH-14TH CENTURY

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Description: A CHINESE SQUARE GRAY POTTERY QUATREFOIL TILE, JIN-YUAN DYNASTY, 13TH-14TH CENTURY carved in high relief with the figure of an animated entertainer in flowing robes 40 cm long; 28 cm wide black metal stand PROVENANCE: Sydney L. Moss Ltd., 26/6/1998, invoice: 3398 金代至元代 十三至十四世紀 灰磚童子雕像 源流: 1998年6月26日購於Sydney L. Moss藝廊,發票號:3398

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A JAPANESE HANGING SCROLL, EDO PERIOD, 18TH CENTURY

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Description: A JAPANESE HANGING SCROLL, EDO PERIOD, 18TH CENTURY gilt and polychrome on silk, with a central image of Monju Bostasu holding a sword and seated on a double-lotus throne in front of a round mandorla, brocade silk mounts and pierced silver scroll ends 86 cm high, 41 cm wide with old Japanese box PROVENANCE: Kazari Gallery 日本江戶時期 十八世紀 絹本彌勒佛畫軸 源流: 購於Kazari藝廊

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A RARE JAPANESE PARCEL GILT BRONZE SEATED FIGURE, EDO PERIOD (1615-1867), 17TH CENTURY

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Description: A RARE JAPANESE PARCEL GILT BRONZE SEATED FIGURE, EDO PERIOD, 17TH CENTURY The hollow back figure of Bato Kannon (Hayagriva), seated in namaskara mudra, the arms cast separately and attached 20 cm high PROVENANCE: Carole Devenport Japanese Art, New York 日本江戶時期 十七世紀 青銅局部鎏金坐像 源流: 購於紐約Carole Devenport日本藝術藝廊  

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A JAPANESE CARVED WOOD FIGURE OF AN ARHAT, EARLY EDO PERIOD, 17TH-18TH CENTURY

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Description: A JAPANESE CARVED WOOD FIGURE OF AN ARHAT, EARLY EDO PERIOD, 17TH-18TH CENTURY The elderly rakan seated in meditation in long flowing robes neatly tied at the front, the right hand in Semui-in mudra, the wrinkled face locked in concentration 51.5 cm high PROVENANCE: Sydney L. Moss Ltd. sticker attached to the base. EXHIBITED: The Golden Journey, Japanese Art from Australian Collections, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, March-May 2009 PUBLISHED: James Bennett & Amy Reigle Newland, The Golden Journey, Japanese Art from Australian Collections, March-May 2009, pp. 52-53 日本江戶時代早期 十七至十八世紀 木雕羅漢 源流: 倫敦Sydney L. Moss藝廊 (底部標籤)

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A SET OF SIX BRONZE CHARIOT FITTINGS, WARRING STATES-WESTERN HAN, 4TH-2ND BCE

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Description: A SET OF SIX BRONZE CHARIOT FITTINGS, WARRING STATES-WESTERN HAN, 4TH-2ND BCE including three axel caps and three yoke fittings, each one finely inlaid in gold and silver with archaic stylised motifs, some with prancing deer and "Qu Shi" in the centre axle fittings: 4.4 cm high, 4.4 cm diameter; circular fitting: 5.3cm diameter; handles: 5.8 cm high, 8 cm wide REFERENCE: see exhibition catalogue Imperial China, The Art of the Horse in Chinese History, 2000, cat. no. 111, pp. 130-131, for a similar set PROVENANCE: Jules Speelman, London, 10/7/2006, stock no.: WI220 戰國至西漢公元前四至二世紀 一套錯金銀車馬配飾 “屈拾”款 源流: 2006年7月10日購於倫敦A.J. Speelman藝廊,發票號:WI220

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AN EXCEPTIONAL CHINESE  BURLWOOD BRUSHPOT , LATE MING TO EARLY QING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY

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Description: AN EXCEPTIONAL CHINESE BURLWOOD BRUSHPOT, LATE MING TO EARLY QING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY boldly carved in the style of Hongshou, with a rock formation and a pine tree overhanging a waterfall, supported on a wide flat-rimmed recessed base, two charcter signature of Hongshou 16.8 cm high, 16 cm diameter fitted silk lined box *Chen Hongshou (1598–1652) was a famous Chinese painter PROVENANCE: Sydney L. Moss Ltd. Oriental Art, London, 29/11/1995, Inv. No.: 2623 明末清初 十七世紀 櫻木雕山水筆筒 陳洪綬(1598–1652)刻款 源流: 1995年11月29日購於倫敦Sydney L. Moss藝廊,發票號:2623

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AN IVORY BRUSH-REST, 18TH CENTURY

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Description: AN IVORY BRUSH-REST, 18TH CENTURY with grooved top and central pierced design, supported on scroll ends, each one finely incised with a diaper pattern, covered in a pale yellow patina. It could also have doubled for an ink-cake stand 2 cm high, 14.3 cm wide, 5.6 cm deep PROVENANCE: Jane Carnegie, Melbourne; Nicholas Grindley, London; Joshua McClelland Print Room, Melbourne 18世紀 象牙墨床 源流: 墨爾本Jane Carnegie藝廊; 倫敦Nicholas Grindley藝廊: 墨爾本Joshua McClelland Print Room藝廊  

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A MUGHAL STYLE CHINESE JADE LAIBATION CUP, PROBABLY 18TH CENTURY

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Description: A MUGHAL STYLE CHINESE JADE LIBATION CUP, PROBABLY 18TH CENTURY the translucent pale green vessel carved in relief with foliate branches, supported on a shallow foot, carved with a lotus flower, the hand in the form of a sprouting leaf 2.7 cm high, 11.3 cm wide, 7 cm deep (variable) 清 十八世紀 莫臥兒風格玉杯

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A CHINESE RECTANGULAR “DUAN” INK STONE, LATE QING DYNASTY-EARLY REPUBLIC PERIOD, 20TH CENTURY

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Description: A CHINESE RECTANGULAR “DUAN” INK STONE, LATE QING DYNASTY-EARLY REPUBLIC PERIOD, 20TH CENTURY With a large circular grinding area, recessed within a wave form bands, below a deep shaped water receptacle encircled by a four clawed dragon in relief amongst clouds 22.3 x 15cm fitted hardwood box PROVENANCE: R&V Tregaskis 清末民國 端硯 源流: 購於R&V Tregaskis

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A BELL-SHAPED INK-CAKE, QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)

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Description: A BELL-SHAPED INK-CAKE, QING DYNASTY (1644-1911) of archaistic form, with stylised dragons, four character gilt inscription on both sides, "Cheng Junfang Zhao" and "Yu Ci Zhi Zhong" (Imperial gift), 11.5 cm long 清代 鐘型墨餅

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