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Auction Description for Theodore Bruce: Fine Asian, Chinese Ming Furniture & Ceramics
Auction Description:
Fine Asian, Chinese Ming Furniture & Ceramics
Viewing Notes:
On View: Thursday 16 February 5pm to 8pm Friday 17 February 11am to 4pm Saturday 18 February 11am to 4pm Sunday 19 February prior to sale from 9am
Sale Notes:
www.invaluable.com/theodorebruceauctions

Fine Asian, Chinese Ming Furniture & Ceramics

(182 Lots)

by Theodore Bruce

Platinum House

182 lots with images

February 19, 2012

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The National Palace Museum, pub. Masterworks of Chinese Jade in the National Palace Museum, Gakken, Japan, 1974 + The Supplement (2)

Lot 501: The National Palace Museum, pub. Masterworks of Chinese Jade in the National Palace Museum, Gakken, Japan, 1974 + The Supplement (2)

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Description: The National Palace Museum, pub. Masterworks of Chinese Jade in the National Palace Museum, Gakken, Japan, 1974 + The Supplement (2) red cloth, gold embossed, with plastic d.j. & illustrated slip cover, text in Mandarin & English, 50 fine colour plates, fine foxing to edges.

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The National Palace Museum, pub. Masterworks of Chinese Bronze from the National Palace Museum, Gakken, Japan, 1970 + The Supplement...

Lot 502: The National Palace Museum, pub. Masterworks of Chinese Bronze from the National Palace Museum, Gakken, Japan, 1970 + The Supplement...

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Description: The National Palace Museum, pub. Masterworks of Chinese Bronze from the National Palace Museum, Gakken, Japan, 1970 + The Supplement 1973 red cloth, gold embossed, plastic d.j. & illustrated slipcase, text in Mandarin & English, 50 fine colour plates, slight foxing to edges.

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The National Palace Museum, pub. Masterworks of Chinese Porcelain in the National Museum, Gakken, Japan, 1973

Lot 503: The National Palace Museum, pub. Masterworks of Chinese Porcelain in the National Museum, Gakken, Japan, 1973

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Description: The National Palace Museum, pub. Masterworks of Chinese Porcelain in the National Museum, Gakken, Japan, 1973 red cloth, gold embossed with plastic d.j., illustrated slipcover, text in Mandarin & English, 50 fine colour plates, slight foxing to edges.

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The National Palace Museum, pub. Masterpieces of Chinese Enamel Ware in the National Palace Museum, Gakken, Japan, 1971

Lot 504: The National Palace Museum, pub. Masterpieces of Chinese Enamel Ware in the National Palace Museum, Gakken, Japan, 1971

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Description: The National Palace Museum, pub. Masterpieces of Chinese Enamel Ware in the National Palace Museum, Gakken, Japan, 1971 red cloth, gold embossed with plastic cover & illustrated slip cover, slight foxing to edges, text in Mandarin & English, 50 fine colour plates.

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Shoten, Kadokawa, ed. A Pictorial Encyclopedia of The Oriental Arts of Korea, Crown Publishers, New York, 1969

Lot 505: Shoten, Kadokawa, ed. A Pictorial Encyclopedia of The Oriental Arts of Korea, Crown Publishers, New York, 1969

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Description: Shoten, Kadokawa, ed. A Pictorial Encyclopedia of The Oriental Arts of Korea, Crown Publishers, New York, 1969 brown cloth, gold embossed, with plastic d.j. & illustrated slipcase, extensively illustrated in black & white & colour, slight foxing to edges

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A Chinese rectangular Scholar's Box with three iron hinges & lockable clasp.

Lot 506: A Chinese rectangular Scholar's Box with three iron hinges & lockable clasp.

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Description: A Chinese rectangular Scholar's Box with three iron hinges & lockable clasp. The compact wooden chest has a side opening lid, that lifts to reveal an inkstone, the interior fitted with three drawers with bronze pulls.19th century. H19.5 x28.5cm

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Japanese Folio with twenty six works in Fitted Silk Box. The works by the revered artist Kaii Higashiyama [1908-1999].

Lot 507: Japanese Folio with twenty six works in Fitted Silk Box. The works by the revered artist Kaii Higashiyama [1908-1999].

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Description: Japanese Folio with twenty six works in Fitted Silk Box. The works by the revered artist Kaii Higashiyama [1908-1999]. There are twenty four in black and white & two in colour. In 1950, he exhibited a painting 'the road', in which his naive paintings were accepted. He is internationally recognised and awarded the Picasso Gold Medal by UNESCO in 1992. He has received two commissions from the Japanese Imperial Palace. 53x43

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Twelve Carved Ivory Netsuke with twelve flat wooden stands.

Lot 508: Twelve Carved Ivory Netsuke with twelve flat wooden stands.

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Description: Twelve Carved Ivory Netsuke with twelve flat wooden stands. Each carving representing the animals of the Asian Zodiac, Rat, Ox, Tiger, Hare, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Ram, Monkey, Rooster, Dog & Boar. A two character signature to the base. 20th century. Provenance: An American collector. [4] H3-4cm X L3-4cm

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A Japanese Woodblock Print (20th Century) A Kabuki Actor Artist not translated, quality gilt frame.

Lot 509: A Japanese Woodblock Print (20th Century) A Kabuki Actor Artist not translated, quality gilt frame.

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Description: A Japanese Woodblock Print (20th Century) A Kabuki Actor Artist not translated, quality gilt frame. 35 x 25 cm

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A pair of Japanese Satsuma vases converted to lamps with shades. The gosu blue border top and bottom is highlighted with gilt.

Lot 510: A pair of Japanese Satsuma vases converted to lamps with shades. The gosu blue border top and bottom is highlighted with gilt.

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Description: A pair of Japanese Satsuma vases converted to lamps with shades. The gosu blue border top and bottom is highlighted with gilt. A continuous scene of flowering trees with birds on the ground & in the trees. Condition good, normal wear to the gilt from handling.1940s. H27cm

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A Japanese Cloisonne, ovoid shaped vase with silver rim & foot.

Lot 511: A Japanese Cloisonne, ovoid shaped vase with silver rim & foot.

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Description: A Japanese Cloisonne, ovoid shaped vase with silver rim & foot. The decoration of three flying red crested cranes on a black ground. An impressed mon on the foot. Good condition except for a few fine scratch on the back. Meiji Period. Provenance: Private Sydney Collection. H19cm

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A Blanc De Chine Porcelain Figure of Guanyin with an unctuous cream glaze. Late Qing Dynasty

Lot 512: A Blanc De Chine Porcelain Figure of Guanyin with an unctuous cream glaze. Late Qing Dynasty

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Description: A Blanc De Chine Porcelain Figure of Guanyin with an unctuous cream glaze. Late Qing Dynasty The young Guanyin is seated with her right hand resting on her knee & bare foot peeping from below her robe. From Dehua kilns this figure is well rendered and hollow. An impressed mark with a double gourd on the back, possibly the maker. H25.5cm

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A Very Fine Japanese Porcelain Tea Set. Lithophane, porcelain transparency of a Geisha in the bottom of each cup.

Lot 513: A Very Fine Japanese Porcelain Tea Set. Lithophane, porcelain transparency of a Geisha in the bottom of each cup.

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Description: A Very Fine Japanese Porcelain Tea Set. Lithophane, porcelain transparency of a Geisha in the bottom of each cup. 1950s tea set including tea pot, sugar & milk. Basalt glaze, finely painted in gilt,the pattern of traditional Japanese icons. [21] Plate D 18cm

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A Three Part Japanese Garniture in Rose Quartz - A censor & two lion dogs, on fitted stands.

Lot 514: A Three Part Japanese Garniture in Rose Quartz - A censor & two lion dogs, on fitted stands.

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Description: A Three Part Japanese Garniture in Rose Quartz - A censor & two lion dogs, on fitted stands. Carved from one boulder the translucent stone reveals the matrix from within. Carved by a master these pieces have fine detail. Condition very good. Mid 20th century. [7] Censor H13x16cm

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Five Ivory & Bone Netsuke of Males in Different Poses including a Dragon. 20th century.

Lot 515: Five Ivory & Bone Netsuke of Males in Different Poses including a Dragon. 20th century.

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Description: Five Ivory & Bone Netsuke of Males in Different Poses including a Dragon. 20th century. All well carved and rendered in classical poses, each with the appropriate attributes. Provenance: An American collector. Each signed. [5] H3-6cm

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A finely carved open work ivory container for smelling salts with a crouching tiger knop.

Lot 516: A finely carved open work ivory container for smelling salts with a crouching tiger knop.

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Description: A finely carved open work ivory container for smelling salts with a crouching tiger knop. The top screws off the skirted base. Small crack & chip and screwing area. [2] 19th century. H11cm

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Three Netsuke. Two bearded wise, elderly gentlemen the other a dragon. 19th/20th century.

Lot 517: Three Netsuke. Two bearded wise, elderly gentlemen the other a dragon. 19th/20th century.

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Description: Three Netsuke. Two bearded wise, elderly gentlemen the other a dragon. 19th/20th century. Well carved and rendered . Provenance: An American collector. Each signed. [3] H5.5cm

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A pair of Japanese bronze bookends with two elephants & their calves.

Lot 518: A pair of Japanese bronze bookends with two elephants & their calves.

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Description: A pair of Japanese bronze bookends with two elephants & their calves. The adult elephants playing with their young on a stepped bench. Finely carved and signed by the artist. The trunks upturned, most of the original ivory tusks broken. Meiji period 1868-1912. H 15cm

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A Pair of Carved Rose Quartz Horses in a recumbent position with front legs raised and stretched.

Lot 519: A Pair of Carved Rose Quartz Horses in a recumbent position with front legs raised and stretched.

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Description: A Pair of Carved Rose Quartz Horses in a recumbent position with front legs raised and stretched. The horses are both well delineated with the tails swirling behind & the mane outstretched. This pair were carved by the same master. Mid 20th century. On fitted stand. Condition quite good with only age cracks. [2] L15cm-17cm

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A Massive Japanese Blue & White Porcelain Dish. Meiji Period [1868-1912] 19th century.

Lot 521: A Massive Japanese Blue & White Porcelain Dish. Meiji Period [1868-1912] 19th century.

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Description: A Massive Japanese Blue & White Porcelain Dish. Meiji Period [1868-1912] 19th century. Decorated with a fenced garden and birds swooping in flowering branches. Stylized flowers & butterflies on reverse rim. Condition: Very good for such a large piece of porcelain. Provenance: A private Sydney collector. D62.5 cm

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A Japanese Bronze Censor with Double Handles Inlaid with a Gold Dragon on the Front and & Phoenix on the reverse.

Lot 522: A Japanese Bronze Censor with Double Handles Inlaid with a Gold Dragon on the Front and & Phoenix on the reverse.

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Description: A Japanese Bronze Censor with Double Handles Inlaid with a Gold Dragon on the Front and & Phoenix on the reverse. This well crafted bronze has been cast in two pieces, moulded & hand hammered with the inlaid section smoothed, sits on three triangular feet attached to a wooden stand. Edo Period 18th/19th century. Provenance: Old Sydney Collection. H23cm x D25cm

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A Japanese Satsuma Bowl and black lacqure with a gold mon. Meiji Period 1868-1912.

Lot 523: A Japanese Satsuma Bowl and black lacqure with a gold mon. Meiji Period 1868-1912.

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Description: A Japanese Satsuma Bowl and black lacqure with a gold mon. Meiji Period 1868-1912. The cream crackled glaze is decorated around the body with four reserves. The design has two rings of the brocade pattern, on the front & reverse are scenes with official figures in elaborate costumes. [2] H15cmxD22cm

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Sasaki Niroku (1857-1935) of Niroku-yaki Clivia in Bud with Green Frond. Meiji Period [1868 - 1912]

Lot 524: Sasaki Niroku (1857-1935) of Niroku-yaki Clivia in Bud with Green Frond. Meiji Period [1868 - 1912]

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Description: Sasaki Niroku (1857-1935) of Niroku-yaki Clivia in Bud with Green Frond. Meiji Period [1868 - 1912] This exceptional model is glazed stoneware and resembles a carving. Painted realistically with all the elements including the roots. Signed with two artist's seals to the rear. Tomobako or original artist signed wooden storage box. Condition: small losses to edges of leaves. H13 x26 x13cm Other Notes: NIroku Pottery was founded in 1887 in Ehime Prefecture. The artist works true to nature and several examples of his work are included in the Imperial Collection.

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Two Ivory Netsuke. Each of a tall elegant gray haired man with a long beard. 20th century.

Lot 525: Two Ivory Netsuke. Each of a tall elegant gray haired man with a long beard. 20th century.

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Description: Two Ivory Netsuke. Each of a tall elegant gray haired man with a long beard. 20th century. Both well carved and rendered in classical poses, one with a toad the other sitting on an ox. Provenance: An American collector. Each signed. [2] H8cm

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Two Ivory Netsuke, One of a Tall Bearded Man with a European Hat Holding a French Horn.

Lot 526: Two Ivory Netsuke, One of a Tall Bearded Man with a European Hat Holding a French Horn.

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Description: Two Ivory Netsuke, One of a Tall Bearded Man with a European Hat Holding a French Horn. The other a very elegant lady lying asleep on a day bed in her embroidered clothes. On each side of her is a pet hare. Meiji Period Provenance: An American collector. [2] H7.5cm & L5.5cm

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Three Metal Japanese Dishes, Two Round & One Square with Millefleur Design.

Lot 527: Three Metal Japanese Dishes, Two Round & One Square with Millefleur Design.

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Description: Three Metal Japanese Dishes, Two Round & One Square with Millefleur Design. The square dish on three low raised feet, all with black basalt glaze on the reverse. D 9cm, D 9cm, D 9cm

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An Japanese Ivory Sculpture of Two Figures, made in pieces and cleverly assembled.

Lot 528: An Japanese Ivory Sculpture of Two Figures, made in pieces and cleverly assembled.

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Description: An Japanese Ivory Sculpture of Two Figures, made in pieces and cleverly assembled. An elderly man sits on a log with his tobacco pouch in hand, while a child sits beside with a toy. Small inlaid red lacquer reserve. H10.5cm

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Two carved Japanese Rose Quartz Beautiful Ladies in Kimonos. mid 20th century.

Lot 529: Two carved Japanese Rose Quartz Beautiful Ladies in Kimonos. mid 20th century.

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Description: Two carved Japanese Rose Quartz Beautiful Ladies in Kimonos. mid 20th century. Both ladies have chignons with garlands of flowers held high, with scarves flowing. Condition very good. [2] H17 & 15cm

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A Fine Example of a Stoneware, Lidded Thai Bowl. Sawankhalok, 14-15th century.

Lot 530: A Fine Example of a Stoneware, Lidded Thai Bowl. Sawankhalok, 14-15th century.

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Description: A Fine Example of a Stoneware, Lidded Thai Bowl. Sawankhalok, 14-15th century. The evenly indented bowl with panels of leafing vine, then white slip, between rings, all in underglaze iron brown glaze. The original lid with the same design, then followed by raised geometric pleats. In excellent condition, Ayutthaya Period [1350-1767]. Provenance: retired diplomat. Fitted box. H8.5cmx D10.5cm

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A Rare Large Example of a Stoneware, Glazed & Decorated, Thai bowl with Original lid. Sawankhalok, 14-15th century.

Lot 531: A Rare Large Example of a Stoneware, Glazed & Decorated, Thai bowl with Original lid. Sawankhalok, 14-15th century.

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Description: A Rare Large Example of a Stoneware, Glazed & Decorated, Thai bowl with Original lid. Sawankhalok, 14-15th century. The circular bowl with panels of continuous leafing vine, between vertical stripes and cross hatching all in underglaze blue. The original lid with the same design, then a double row or raised triangles, picked out in brown glaze. Condition: excellent, Ayutthaya Period [1350-1767]. Provenance: retired diplomat. Fitted box. H 11cm x D 13cm

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An Annamese Porcelaneous Stoneware Jar with Cream Glaze & painted decoration. 15th/16th century.

Lot 532: An Annamese Porcelaneous Stoneware Jar with Cream Glaze & painted decoration. 15th/16th century.

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Description: An Annamese Porcelaneous Stoneware Jar with Cream Glaze & painted decoration. 15th/16th century. The overglaze pigments of iron red and chrome green. Two rings in iron red around the shoulder & stylized chrysanthemums & foliate scrolls to the body & lotus petals around the lower body. A later wooden lid & stand. Provenance Ex Army Officer, Canberra. Valuation Certificate dated July 1981. [3] H10cm

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A Large Celadon Bulbous Shaped Chinese Table Lamp & Shade. 20th century.

Lot 533: A Large Celadon Bulbous Shaped Chinese Table Lamp & Shade. 20th century.

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Description: A Large Celadon Bulbous Shaped Chinese Table Lamp & Shade. 20th century. Moulded floral design. H38cm

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An Elegant Chinese Porcelain Sleeve Vase, with a Wucai Glaze, converted to a lamp, not drilled. 19th/20th century.

Lot 534: An Elegant Chinese Porcelain Sleeve Vase, with a Wucai Glaze, converted to a lamp, not drilled. 19th/20th century.

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Description: An Elegant Chinese Porcelain Sleeve Vase, with a Wucai Glaze, converted to a lamp, not drilled. 19th/20th century. Painted in underglaze blue and overglaze polychrome enamels, the scene depicting a judiciary figure behind a table with several additional figures nearby, set on an open terrace. Provenance: Old Sydney collection. H57cm

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A Slender Chinese Vase converted to a lamp with the original, French brass oil lamp fittings. Qing Dynasty, early 19th century.

Lot 535: A Slender Chinese Vase converted to a lamp with the original, French brass oil lamp fittings. Qing Dynasty, early 19th century.

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Description: A Slender Chinese Vase converted to a lamp with the original, French brass oil lamp fittings. Qing Dynasty, early 19th century. The famille rose palette used on the front and reverse with numerous competently painted figures enjoying daily pursuits. [rewired to Australian standard] H 65 cm

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Three Porcelain Chinese Figures of the Immortals with Blue & White Glaze, Transfer Printed. QIng Dynasty 19th century.

Lot 536: Three Porcelain Chinese Figures of the Immortals with Blue & White Glaze, Transfer Printed. QIng Dynasty 19th century.

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Description: Three Porcelain Chinese Figures of the Immortals with Blue & White Glaze, Transfer Printed. QIng Dynasty 19th century. Separately, the Immortals represent male, female, old, young, rich, poor, noble, humble. These figures are part of the group crossing the sea. They are associated with Daoist philosophy. [3] Condition: Very Good. Provenance: Dr Brugh Joy, Arizona USA. Collector Margaret River, WA. 48-50cm

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Four Porcelain Chinese Figures of the Immortals with Blue & White Glaze transfer printed. QIng Dynasty 19th century.

Lot 537: Four Porcelain Chinese Figures of the Immortals with Blue & White Glaze transfer printed. QIng Dynasty 19th century.

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Description: Four Porcelain Chinese Figures of the Immortals with Blue & White Glaze transfer printed. QIng Dynasty 19th century. Separately, the Immortals represent male, female, old, young, rich, poor, noble, humble. These figures are part of the group crossing the sea. They are associated with Daoist philosophy. [4] Condition: Good, except one has a restored crack. Provenance: Dr Brugh Joy, Arizona USA. Collector Margaret River, WA. 48-50cm

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A Chinese Porcelain Shallow Bowl freely painted with a floral design in underglaze blue on the cavetto.

Lot 538: A Chinese Porcelain Shallow Bowl freely painted with a floral design in underglaze blue on the cavetto.

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Description: A Chinese Porcelain Shallow Bowl freely painted with a floral design in underglaze blue on the cavetto. Made in Southern China and shipped all over Asia. Commonly called 'trade ceramics'. Condition: Two hairline cracks from the rim. D17.5cm

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A Chinese Conical Shaped Bowl with a Jun Glaze, originally perfected in the Song Dynasty. 20th century.

Lot 539: A Chinese Conical Shaped Bowl with a Jun Glaze, originally perfected in the Song Dynasty. 20th century.

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Description: A Chinese Conical Shaped Bowl with a Jun Glaze, originally perfected in the Song Dynasty. 20th century. The well potted bowl with the controlled glaze ending at the foot. The purple splash of the cavetto runs into the centre of the bowl. D16cm

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A Pair of Very Fine Porcelain Chinese Blue and White dishes. Qing dynasty, early 18th century.

Lot 540: A Pair of Very Fine Porcelain Chinese Blue and White dishes. Qing dynasty, early 18th century.

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Description: A Pair of Very Fine Porcelain Chinese Blue and White dishes. Qing dynasty, early 18th century. Three carefully painted borders with a central floral design issuing from rockwork. Condition: small firing crack to the base of one. Provenance: Christie's Amsterdam. Private collection, Sydney. [2] D25.5cm

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A Chinese porcelain Pear Shaped, double dragon handled vase in Qianlong Style.

Lot 541: A Chinese porcelain Pear Shaped, double dragon handled vase in Qianlong Style.

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Description: A Chinese porcelain Pear Shaped, double dragon handled vase in Qianlong Style. Below a band of clouds are two scaly dragons chasing around the vase, in a stylized floral and leafing vine. A Qianlong six character seal mark in underglaze blue to the base. Condition: Very Good. H17cm

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A Fine Porcelain Chinese Blue & White Yen Yen Vase. Republic Period.

Lot 542: A Fine Porcelain Chinese Blue & White Yen Yen Vase. Republic Period.

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Description: A Fine Porcelain Chinese Blue & White Yen Yen Vase. Republic Period. Well painted with blue shading & a traditional scene in the style of the 18th century. This vase is a smaller version of the shape originated in the middle of the 17th century, a more elongated shape in which the body and neck were of the same height. A six character Kangxi mark to the base in underglaze blue. Condition: Very Good H22cm

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A Chinese Porcelain Underglaze Blue Bowl with continuous flowering, scrolling vine. Ming Dynasty, 17th century.

Lot 543: A Chinese Porcelain Underglaze Blue Bowl with continuous flowering, scrolling vine. Ming Dynasty, 17th century.

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Description: A Chinese Porcelain Underglaze Blue Bowl with continuous flowering, scrolling vine. Ming Dynasty, 17th century. A straight sided bowl with flaring rim on a low foot. Condition very good, except for a rim chip. D13cm

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A Chinese Blue & White Jar in Underglaze Blue with Three Birds and alternating with flowers. Qing dynasty 19th century.

Lot 544: A Chinese Blue & White Jar in Underglaze Blue with Three Birds and alternating with flowers. Qing dynasty 19th century.

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Description: A Chinese Blue & White Jar in Underglaze Blue with Three Birds and alternating with flowers. Qing dynasty 19th century. The heaped and piled glaze effect is very evident. The well proportioned jar has a Ming mark around the neck. Condition: Very Good. H13cm

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A Chinese Finely Potted Stem Cup, Blue Monochrome Exterior, on the interior a blue and white band of lattice scrolls to the lip.

Lot 545: A Chinese Finely Potted Stem Cup, Blue Monochrome Exterior, on the interior a blue and white band of lattice scrolls to the lip.

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Description: A Chinese Finely Potted Stem Cup, Blue Monochrome Exterior, on the interior a blue and white band of lattice scrolls to the lip. Late Ming 17th century. Condition: Good, tiny rim frits & one firing crack. Provenance Michael Hatcher's sister, Queensland. H7cm

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A Chinese Porcelain Stem Cup with Overglaze Iron Red Design of Boys at Play. Republic Period.

Lot 546: A Chinese Porcelain Stem Cup with Overglaze Iron Red Design of Boys at Play. Republic Period.

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Description: A Chinese Porcelain Stem Cup with Overglaze Iron Red Design of Boys at Play. Republic Period. A six character underglaze blue mark within the well of the stem cup. H9cm

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A Chinese Monochrome Glazed Stem Cup, finely potted.

Lot 547: A Chinese Monochrome Glazed Stem Cup, finely potted.

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Description: A Chinese Monochrome Glazed Stem Cup, finely potted. The pale amber glaze moving down the cup has been carefully controlled. Six character underglaze blue Ming mark to base. Condition: Hairline from the Rim. H 10cm

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A Chinese Celadon Glazed Candle Stick in the Form of an Elephant, the trumpet shaped holder rising from its back.

Lot 548: A Chinese Celadon Glazed Candle Stick in the Form of an Elephant, the trumpet shaped holder rising from its back.

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Description: A Chinese Celadon Glazed Candle Stick in the Form of an Elephant, the trumpet shaped holder rising from its back. The jewelled elephant with an upturned trunk . H12cm

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A Bronze Elephant Carrying a Guanyin in cloisonne sitting on elaborately decorated cloisonne blanket. Qing Dynasty, 19th century.

Lot 549: A Bronze Elephant Carrying a Guanyin in cloisonne sitting on elaborately decorated cloisonne blanket. Qing Dynasty, 19th century.

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Description: A Bronze Elephant Carrying a Guanyin in cloisonne sitting on elaborately decorated cloisonne blanket. Qing Dynasty, 19th century. The elderly Guanyin is riding side saddle and has a hand resting on one knee, the other hand outstretched holding a lotus flower. The elephant trunk is up and the tail is tucked behind the back leg. The bejewelled elephant is well rendered and decorated with tassels for a procession. On a stand. [2] H 40cm x L38cm

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A Fine Chinese Porcelain Dish in Underglaze Blue and White. Six character underglaze blue mark Xianfeng 1851-1861. 19th century.

Lot 550: A Fine Chinese Porcelain Dish in Underglaze Blue and White. Six character underglaze blue mark Xianfeng 1851-1861. 19th century.

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Description: A Fine Chinese Porcelain Dish in Underglaze Blue and White. Six character underglaze blue mark Xianfeng 1851-1861. 19th century. The cavetto plain, within two ring is a finely painted central design of flowers & scrolling leaves. Condition: Very Good, except, four pin head sized, iron spots. Fitted Box. D 21cm

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A Chinese Carved Jade Phoenix, a Mythical Bird. Carved from a large celadon green boulder, that has an unctuous oily feel.

Lot 551: A Chinese Carved Jade Phoenix, a Mythical Bird. Carved from a large celadon green boulder, that has an unctuous oily feel.

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Description: A Chinese Carved Jade Phoenix, a Mythical Bird. Carved from a large celadon green boulder, that has an unctuous oily feel. This majestic creature is always female and said to possess the best features of other birds and animals. H25.5cm

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