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Auction Description for Midwest Auction Galleries: The David Bell Asian Collection
Sale Notes:
Website: www.midwestauctioninc.com

The David Bell Asian Collection

(389 Lots)

by Midwest Auction Galleries


389 lots | 387 with images

September 3, 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

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(2) Pcs Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

Lot 1: (2) Pcs Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

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Description: One octagonal with bird design, frog en verso, second depicting coy fish, dragonfly, and lotus flowers within waterscape, 2.75"H. <br><br> Condition: good, both complete with stoppers.

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(4) Pcs Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

Lot 2: (4) Pcs Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

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Description: Overlay of fish, cranes, phoenix, and bats, respectively, with landscape, sky, and water detailing, tallest is 3.125"H. <br><br> Condition: good, all complete with stoppers.

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Chinese Famile Rose Sectional Vase

Lot 3: Chinese Famile Rose Sectional Vase

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Description: Consisting of four separate sections that fit together to make a 10.25" H multi-colored enamelled vase, top section has floral decoration and flanking lug handles, body has figural decoration, iron red seal on bottom, circa 20th century, good condition in protective brocade box.

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(4) Chinese Gilt Bronze Song Archaic Rice Bowls & Chopsticks

Lot 5: (4) Chinese Gilt Bronze Song Archaic Rice Bowls & Chopsticks

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Description: Consisting of four scalloped rice bowls (one plain rim) with incised overall bird decoration and bird mark on bottoms, along with four sets of gilt bronze chopsticks, largest is 2.25" H x 5" Diameter, circa 20th century, good condition in protective brocade box.

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(9) Chinese Cloisonne Items - Covered Jars, Vases & Cups

Lot 6: (9) Chinese Cloisonne Items - Covered Jars, Vases & Cups

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Description: Consisting of nine different cloisonne or enamelled items, largest is 5" H, circa 20th century, teapot lid is missing otherwise good condition.

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(14) Pc. Chinese Yixing StyleTeaset - Green with Gilt Fu Dog

Lot 9: (14) Pc. Chinese Yixing StyleTeaset - Green with Gilt Fu Dog

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Description: Consisting of teapot, teacups & saucers, bisquit barrel and tea caddy; mottle-green glazed redware with applied gilt Fu Dog decoration, impressed with 3-character marks on bottom and Jinxiangyu, largest is 5.5" H, circa 20th century, good condition with protective box.

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(2) Pcs Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

Lot 10: (2) Pcs Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

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Description: Overlay depicting cranes and phoenix within landscape, second depicting gourds, coy fish and lotus flowers en verso, tallest is 2.9"H. <br><br> Condition: good, both complete with stoppers.

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Chinese Famile Rose Sectional Vase

Lot 14: Chinese Famile Rose Sectional Vase

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Description: Consisting of four separate sections that fit together to make a 9" H multi-colored enamelled vase, top section has floral decoration and flanking lug handles, body has figural decoration, iron red seal on bottom, circa 20th century, good condition in protective brocade box.

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(4) Pcs Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

Lot 15: (4) Pcs Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

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Description: Finely carved turtle overlay that extends around bottle with incised shell design, one with coy fish depicted on shell and bottle neck carved into form of turtle's head, tallest is 2.75"H. <br><br> Condition: one lacking stopper.

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Large Chinese Porcelain Silver Gilt Pot

Lot 17: Large Chinese Porcelain Silver Gilt Pot

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Description: Six-sided porcelain pot with three panels decorated with children and calligraphy, three panels are silvered with bird decoration, interior and bottom are silver gilt with embossed Qianlong mark to bottom, 5.25" H x 7.25" W, circa 20th century, good condition in protective brocade box.

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(9) Pcs Chinese Composite Snuff Bottles

Lot 20: (9) Pcs Chinese Composite Snuff Bottles

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Description: To include five bottles depicting calligraphy and cranes, three bottles depicting wildlife within a landscape, and one depicting figures and bamboo, largest measures 3.25"H. Condition, two lacking stopper, one having losses to edges, and lacking other parts.

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Pair Chinese Revolving Porcelain Bowls

Lot 21: Pair Chinese Revolving Porcelain Bowls

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Description: Matching pair of unusual dishes with cobalt blue reticulated revolving bases, white scalloped bowl is decorated inside and out with bird perched in peach blossom branch, iron red seal mark on bottom, 3" H x 3.5" Diameter, circa 20th century, good condition in protective brocade box.

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Chinese Porcelain Enameled Porcelain 4-Section Vase

Lot 26: Chinese Porcelain Enameled Porcelain 4-Section Vase

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Description: Large fine enamelled decoration on blue sponged ground, in four separate sections that assemble into one vase, with lug handles, overal floral and tendril decoration with figures of children in panels, with iron red seal mark to bottom, 11" H x 6.5" Diameter, circa 20th century, good condition in protective brocade box.

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Chinese Hard Wood and Brass Fitted Wardrobe

Lot 26A: Chinese Hard Wood and Brass Fitted Wardrobe

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Description: Having two doors with brass pulls opening to reveal three shelves and two small drawers, raised on tapered legs,mortise and pegged construction, circa late 19th century. Condition,overall light wear, areas of age splits and one leg with loss of wood.<br><br>Private Collection Birmingham, Michigan.

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Chinese Wu Cai Porcelain Vase

Lot 27: Chinese Wu Cai Porcelain Vase

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Description: Pear-shaped enamelled vase depicting children playing at school, underglazed blue six character marks on bottom, 8.25" H x 5.25" Diameter, circa 20th century, good condition.

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(2) Pcs Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

Lot 30: (2) Pcs Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

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Description: Finely appliqued depicting cranes and plant life, 2.625"H. <br><br> Condition: good, both complete with stoppers.

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(5) Chinese Polychrome Scholars Porcelains

Lot 31: (5) Chinese Polychrome Scholars Porcelains

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Description: To include brush washer and assorted brush rests, largest is 6" W, circa 20th century, good condition.

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(8) Chinese Porcelain Polychrome Covered Jars

Lot 32: (8) Chinese Porcelain Polychrome Covered Jars

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Description: To include eight different covered jars, all polychrome painted in bright colors, all with iron red character mark to bottoms, 6"H, circa 20th century, good condition.

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(Over 70) Pcs. Chinese Miscellaneous Porcelain Items

Lot 35: (Over 70) Pcs. Chinese Miscellaneous Porcelain Items

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Description: Consisting of over 70 pieces of a variety of porcelain cups, covered jars, vases, placques, bowls and brush washes, largest is 7" H, circa 20th century, good condition.

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Chinese Carved Bamboo Brush Pot

Lot 38: Chinese Carved Bamboo Brush Pot

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Description: A fine carved and footed bamboo brush pot depicting rats amongst gourds and leaves, measures 5.5"H. Condition, lacking two of three feet.

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(15) Pc. Chinese Porcelain with Flower Decoration

Lot 42: (15) Pc. Chinese Porcelain with Flower Decoration

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Description: Consisting of teapot, teacups & saucers, cream & sugar; white porcelain with sylized floral decoration and gilt trim, cobalt blue logo and 4 character marks on bottom, largest is 7" H, circa 20th century, good condition with protective box.

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(2) Pcs Chinese Jadeite Snuff Bottles

Lot 43: (2) Pcs Chinese Jadeite Snuff Bottles

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Description: Smooth, polished bottles, one incised with gold paint for landscape design and calligraphy, tallest is 3.25"H. <br><br> Condition: one with chip at base.

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Pair of Chinese Cloisonne Covered Jars

Lot 44: Pair of Chinese Cloisonne Covered Jars

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Description: Earthtone floral decoration with aqua enamelled bottom and interior, brass finials, 4" H x 5" Diameter, circa 20th century, good condition in protective brocade box.eter,

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(3) Pcs Chinese Jadeite Snuff Bottles

Lot 46: (3) Pcs Chinese Jadeite Snuff Bottles

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Description: Polished with incised landscapes and calligraphy, one depicting a boat with several lines of calligraphy en verso, tallest is 3.875"H. <br><br> Condition: good, all complete with stoppers.

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(3) Pcs Chinese Agate Snuff Bottles

Lot 49: (3) Pcs Chinese Agate Snuff Bottles

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Description: Smooth, opaque agate bottles, tallest is 3.125"H. <br><br> Condition: good, two with slightly dented bases.

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(2) Pcs Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 51: (2) Pcs Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Finely painted bottles, one depicting female figures and calligraphy with revolving landscape in center, second with ornately carved flowers, bases bearing 4 character mark, tallest is 3"H. <br><br> Condition: one lacking stopper.

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Chinese Enamelled Porcelain Covered Jar

Lot 52: Chinese Enamelled Porcelain Covered Jar

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Description: Depicting birds and grapevine with pierced lid decorated with butterfiles and flower, iron red seal to bottom, 3.5" H x 4.25" Diameter, circa 20th century, good condition in protective brocade box.

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(2) Pcs Chinese Famille Rose Snuff Bottles

Lot 54: (2) Pcs Chinese Famille Rose Snuff Bottles

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Description: Both finely decorated with iron red, one depicting male figures in a landscape and bearing a four-character mark to base in iron red under glaze, and the other depicting lotus blossoms and tendrils and having an unusual pierced chamber at the base and bearing a seal mark in iron red, largest measures 3.75"H.

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(6) Chinese Porcelain Ink Boxes

Lot 55: (6) Chinese Porcelain Ink Boxes

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Description: Consisting of blue and white, famile rose and other ink boxes, various marks on bottoms, largest is 4.5" W, circa 20th century, good condition.

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Pair Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Covered Jars

Lot 57: Pair Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Covered Jars

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Description: Two covered jars depicting children playing with two lines calligraphy and two red seals, iron red sealmark to bottoms, calligraphy on lid, 4" H x 4" Diameter, circa 20th century, good condition.

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(2) Pcs Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

Lot 58: (2) Pcs Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

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Description: Detailed overlay depicting birds among ancient trees, second depicting goats among landscape with birds and lotus flower en verso, tallest is 2.75"H. <br><br> Condition: one lacking stopper.

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(2) Chinese Porcelain Covered Jars

Lot 60: (2) Chinese Porcelain Covered Jars

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Description: Consisting of square and cylindrical covered jars each in different designs, largest is 5" H, circa 20th century, good condition.

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(2) Pcs Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

Lot 62: (2) Pcs Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

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Description: Incised with crosshatching pattern, overlay depicting ducks and lotus with coy and crane on reverse side, second depiting birds among landscape with dragonflies en verso, 2.5"H. <br><br> Condition: good, both complete with stoppers.

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Pair Chinese Cloisonne Small Vases

Lot 64: Pair Chinese Cloisonne Small Vases

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Description: Matching pair of cloisonne vases with lotus decoration, 4" H, circa 20th century, good condition in protective brocade box.

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Pair Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Vases with Grapes

Lot 65: Pair Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Vases with Grapes

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Description: Baluster-shaped porcelain depicting grapevines and grasshopper with calligraphy and two red seals on each vase, irong red seal mark to bottom, 8" H x 3.5" Diameter, circa 20th century, good condition.

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(5) Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Vases

Lot 67: (5) Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Vases

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Description: Consisting of five different size and shape porcelain vases including one erotic vase, iron red seal marks to some on bottom, largest is 7.25" H, circa 20th century, good condition.

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(5) Chinese Glass Covered Jars

Lot 68: (5) Chinese Glass Covered Jars

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Description: Two aqua colored glass covered jars, two clear glass covered jars along with dark green covered glass jar, largest is 7" H x 5" Diameter, circa 20th century, chip to each aqua lid, one clear lid missing and chip to green finial, otherwise overall good condition.

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(4) Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Vases

Lot 70: (4) Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Vases

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Description: Consisting of four different size and shape porcelain vases, iron red seal marks to some, largest is 6.25" H, circa 20th century, good condition.

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Pair Chinese Blue/White/Pink Vases

Lot 72: Pair Chinese Blue/White/Pink Vases

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Description: Depicting overall floral decoration in blue/pink/yellow, overall crackle glaze, underglaze blue double ring to rim and base, underglaze blue floral mark to bottoms, 4.75" H x 5" Diameter, circa 20th century, good condition in protective brocade box.

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(14) Pc. Chinese Yixing Style Teaset - Red with Gilt Dragon

Lot 74: (14) Pc. Chinese Yixing Style Teaset - Red with Gilt Dragon

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Description: Consisting of teapot, teacups & saucers, bisquit barrel and tea caddy; mottle-red glazed redware with applied gilt dragon decoration, impressed with 3-character marks on bottom and Jinxiangyu, largest is 5.5" H, circa 20th century, good condition with protective box.

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(2) Pcs Chinese Glass and Hardstone Snuff Bottles

Lot 76: (2) Pcs Chinese Glass and Hardstone Snuff Bottles

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Description: To include one hardstone bottle having incised calligraphy design, and one white peking glass bottle, largest measures 3.25"H.

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(2) Pcs Chinese Glass Snuff Bottles

Lot 80: (2) Pcs Chinese Glass Snuff Bottles

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Description: Finely painted to depict phoenix and flower en verso, second depicting bouquet on front with fan and gourds en verso, sword painted on side, both with red band along bottle neck, base bearing 4 character mark, tallest is 3"H. <br><br> Condition: one slightly chipped stopper.

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Chinese Porcelain Enamelled Teapot

Lot 82: Chinese Porcelain Enamelled Teapot

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Description: Ribbed porcelain teapot with metal hoop handles and flat lid, decorated with roosters and other poultry, 5" H, circa 20th century, good condition in protective brocade box.

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(2) Pcs Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

Lot 84: (2) Pcs Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

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Description: One overlain with yin-yang design, second depicting cats, tallest is 2.75"H. <br><br> Condition: one with detached stopper.

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(2) Chinese Porcelain Circular Ink Pots

Lot 85: (2) Chinese Porcelain Circular Ink Pots

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Description: Consisting of two squat circular porcelain ink pots, one with enamelled decoration of snowy mountain scene and the other and elder watching a fire/censer, each with calligraphy and red seal, with red seal mark to bottom, 1.5" H x 3" Diameter, circa 20th century, good condition in protective brocade box.

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(4) Pcs Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 86: (4) Pcs Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: To include four bottles with a variety of decoration including depictions of a rooster amongst cherry blossoms, a figure within a landscape, birds nesting, and a deer under an ancient tree, one bearing two character mark to base in iron red under glaze, one bearing two0character mark to base in iron red, one bearing four-character mark to base in blue under glaze, largest measures 3.875"H. Condition, one lacking stopper.

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(2) Pcs Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 87: (2) Pcs Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Both decorated with blue and white, one with the addition of iron red lotus flowers, one bearing two character mark to base in blue under glaze, the other a leaf mark to base in blue under glaze, largest measures 2.75"H.

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Pair Chinese Famille Noire Porcelain Covered Jars

Lot 89: Pair Chinese Famille Noire Porcelain Covered Jars

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Description: Matching pair of covered jars with pierced-lid and overall floral decoration, 4" H x 3.5" Diameter, circa 20th century, good condition in protective brocade box.

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(2) Pcs Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

Lot 90: (2) Pcs Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

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Description: Finely appliqued depiction of birds and moths among branches, second depicting ducks and lotus within waterscape with cranes and temple on reverse side, tallest is 3.75"H. <br><br> Condition: one slightly chipped at opening.

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(2) Pcs Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 92: (2) Pcs Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Both finely decorated to depict both male and female figures, each bearing a four-character mark to base in iron red, largest measures 3.25"H.

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