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Auction Description for Dreweatts: Asian Ceramics & Works of Art / Ceramics & Glass
Viewing Notes:
16th February 9am to 12.30pm. 18th February 9am to 6pm. Day of sale from 8.30am.
Sale Notes:
www.invaluable.com/dreweatts1759 for Live! Sales, or www.dnfa.com/donnington

Asian Ceramics & Works of Art / Ceramics & Glass

(467 Lots)

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury


467 lots with images

February 19, 2013

Live Auction

Donnington Priory

Donnington

Newbury, RG14 2JE United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1635 553553

Fax: +44 (0)1635 553599

Email: donnington@dnfa.com

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A pair of Chinese lacquer japanned chairs

Lot 1: A pair of Chinese lacquer japanned chairs

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Description: A pair of Chinese lacquer japanned chairs decorated with floral scrolls on the seat, stretchers, armrests and back, 96cm high, 57cm wide

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A pair of Chinese carved hardwood and mother of

Lot 2: A pair of Chinese carved hardwood and mother of

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Description: A pair of Chinese carved hardwood and mother of pearl inset armchairs, each with back inset with a marble roundel and inlaid in mother of pearl with the Eight Precious Subjects and floral emblems, the frieze carved as ruyi sceptres and cash and similarly inlaid, of recent manufacture, 102cm high, 67cm wide

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A Chinese wood centre table, the elaborate frieze,

Lot 3: A Chinese wood centre table, the elaborate frieze,

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Description: A Chinese wood centre table, the elaborate frieze, carved with scrolling, vaporous clouds, set with jade dragons and flaming pearls, supported by cabriole legs, headed by animal masks, terminating with paw feet, 85cm high, 160cm wide, 60cm deep. Provenance: The property of a gentleman.

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A Chinese huanghuali miniature cabinet of typical

Lot 4: A Chinese huanghuali miniature cabinet of typical

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Description: A Chinese huanghuali miniature cabinet of typical rectilinear form, the doors opening to a single shelf, the cabinet surmounted by a hat cabinet en suite, the doors chased with a diaper design, each door set with a hardstone carving of a bat and pomegranate, finger citron and formal devices, and mounted with chased gilt metal hinges and door-pulls, end panels carved in relief with archaic dragons and stylised lotus, 59cm x 38cm x 18cm, 19th century. Provenance: The property of a gentleman.

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A Chinese wood table cabinet of rectangular form,

Lot 5: A Chinese wood table cabinet of rectangular form,

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Description: A Chinese wood table cabinet of rectangular form, the double doors opening to one long and five short drawers, the whole black lacquered and fitted with chased brass hinges, pulls, lockplates and corners; on matching stand; overall dimensions 64.5cm x 27.3cm x 45.8cm, 20th century

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A set of four Chinese paintings on paper

Lot 6: A set of four Chinese paintings on paper

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Description: A set of four Chinese paintings on paper representing The Four Beauties of The Seasons, each elegantly dressed woman accompanied by a flower of the appropriate season, each image approximately 64cm x 54cm, 20th century

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A Chinese painting of camels within a landscape,

Lot 7: A Chinese painting of camels within a landscape,

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Description: A Chinese painting of camels within a landscape, colour on paper, image 52.5cm wide, framed and glazed, 20th century

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A Chinese scroll painting of fish, colour on

Lot 8: A Chinese scroll painting of fish, colour on

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Description: A Chinese scroll painting of fish, colour on paper, image 130cm high, 20th century

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A fine, large, Chinese ancestor portrait depicting

Lot 9: A fine, large, Chinese ancestor portrait depicting

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Description: A fine, large, Chinese ancestor portrait depicting a dignitary, probably of the Fourth rank Wild Goose, seated on a brocaded chair, presented in winter attire composed of a black fur surcoat beneath a pi ling and a ling tou collars, a court necklace and a brimmed hat with gold and glass finial, ink and colour on paper, framed and glazed, 19th century, 150cm high, 89cm wide

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A pair of Chinese bronze vases, each of baluster

Lot 10: A pair of Chinese bronze vases, each of baluster

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Description: A pair of Chinese bronze vases, each of baluster form on a ring foot with tall everted neck, decorateed in silver inlay with bamboo beneath a keyfret border, 11.2cm high, one signed Shih Sou to the base

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A Chinese bronze model of a reclining water

Lot 11: A Chinese bronze model of a reclining water

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Description: A Chinese bronze model of a reclining water buffalo, lying atop a pile of cash with its two offspring, the base bears a single locating hole, 8.1cm long, 19th-20th century

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A Chinese bronze incense burner, the bulbous body

Lot 12: A Chinese bronze incense burner, the bulbous body

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Description: A Chinese bronze incense burner, the bulbous body raised on three animal-mask legs and rising to a cylindrical neck with stepped lip, the shoulders cast with broad strap handles, the rim and handles with cross-hatched decoration, 35.3cm high, 19th century

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A Chinese silver gilt caddy and cover of hexifoil

Lot 13: A Chinese silver gilt caddy and cover of hexifoil

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Description: A Chinese silver gilt caddy and cover of hexifoil cylindrical form, the six-lobed cover rising to a globular knop, decorated on a weave ground with panels of pairs of birds amid flowering prunus and magnolia branches, the cover similarly decorated, all in enamels and hardstone inlays, stamped to base ÒSilverÓ, 18cm high, 19th-20th century . Provenance: The property of a gentleman. Purchased at ChristieÕs South Kensington, Sale 8082, 23 July 1998, lot 180, for £368 hammer.

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A Chinese lac burgaute style tray of quatre-lobed

Lot 14: A Chinese lac burgaute style tray of quatre-lobed

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Description: A Chinese lac burgaute style tray of quatre-lobed rectangular form inlaid in abalone shell with a central panel depicting dignitaries and their attendants beneath pines in the garden of a lake-side retreat all within formal bands, the sides with a diaper ground and set with quatre-lobed panels of cranes and willows, the whole raised on four stub feet, 39cm high, 26.8cm wide, late 19th-early 20th century. Provenance: The property of a gentleman. Purchased from Flying Cranes, New York, 1993 as per attached receipt.

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A Chinese cast bronze bamboo form tripod censer of

Lot 15: A Chinese cast bronze bamboo form tripod censer of

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Description: A Chinese cast bronze bamboo form tripod censer of cylindrical form, moulded with horizontal ribs to imitate bamboo, the loop handles and legs shaped as leafy bamboo branches, the base cast with four character mark, 14cm diameter

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A Chinese silver tea caddy carved with relief

Lot 16: A Chinese silver tea caddy carved with relief

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Description: A Chinese white metal tea caddy carved with relief designs of tigers and flying eagles, 11.5cm high; a tortoiseshell box of oblong form carved with a dragon design, 9.5cm wide; a gilt metal box with lid enamelled with a white pagoda, 12cm wide

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A Sino-Tibetan gilt bronze seated figure of a

Lot 17: A Sino-Tibetan gilt bronze seated figure of a

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Description: A Sino-Tibetan gilt bronze seated figure of a Buddha, cast seated with his hands in dharmachakra mudra on a double lotus pedestal

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A pair of Chinese cloisonne vases of bulbuous

Lot 18: A pair of Chinese cloisonne vases of bulbuous

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Description: A pair of Chinese cloisonne vases of bulbuous shape, with a bronze collar around the middle portion of the neck, decorated with foliages, ruyi bands and panels bearing phoenixes amidst flowers, 23.5cm high, early 20th century

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A Chinese hardwood brush pot of very slightly

Lot 19: A Chinese hardwood brush pot of very slightly

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Description: A Chinese hardwood brush pot of very slightly flared circular section with beaded foot and rim, the plain material of a black tone reminiscent of zitan, 16.7cm high x 17.9cm diameter

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A Chinese bamboo brush handle, carved with three

Lot 20: A Chinese bamboo brush handle, carved with three

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Description: A Chinese bamboo brush handle, carved with three panels of birds and flowers and mounted with a silver collar (hallmarked for London 1884) and ivory blade, the latter engraved with the name ÒCraceÓ, the ÒCÓ formed as a rustic bough, 33cm long; a bamboo walking stick with Chinese silver knop decorated in repousse relief with figures in a wooded landscape, 82.5cm long

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A Chinese hardwood libation cup, the lobed well

Lot 21: A Chinese hardwood libation cup, the lobed well

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Description: A Chinese hardwood libation cup, the lobed well carved to the exterior with prunus and fruiting peach branches which form the foot, 7.3cm high, 19th century

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An Oriental bamboo brushpot, deeply carved with a

Lot 22: An Oriental bamboo brushpot, deeply carved with a

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Description: An Oriental bamboo brushpot, deeply carved with a large toad surrounded by various boys and a man in a bamboo grove, the base with two column inscription signed Mei Zhuang Jiang Weng

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A Chinese boxwood ruyi sceptre of typical form,

Lot 23: A Chinese boxwood ruyi sceptre of typical form,

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Description: A Chinese boxwood ruyi sceptre of typical form, softly carved as a many-headed branch of lingzhi fungus, 45.5cm long, 20th century

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A Chinese bamboo brush pot of typical cylindrical

Lot 24: A Chinese bamboo brush pot of typical cylindrical

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Description: A Chinese bamboo brush pot of typical cylindrical form, pierced and carved to one side with a sage seated beneath a gnarled pine, holding a gourd in his arms as he cleans his ear, the reverse with a lengthy calligraphic inscription, 13.3cm high, 19th century

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A pair of Chinese ivory vases, each of cylindrical

Lot 25: A pair of Chinese ivory vases, each of cylindrical

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Description: A pair of Chinese ivory vases, each of cylindrical form pierced and carved with a dragon amid swirling clouds on a reticulated base, each on a fitted wood stand, 10.2cm high, early 20th century; a Chinese ivory puzzle ball, pierced and carved with a dragon and sitting on a stand formed of a cup above a figure of a boy, 12.5cm, late 19th-early 20th century

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A Chinese ivory tusk carved with openwork designs

Lot 26: A Chinese ivory tusk carved with openwork designs

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Description: A Chinese ivory tusk carved with openwork designs of figures standing within architecture, terraces, rocks, pine trees and streams, 82cm long, with wood stand, early 20th century

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Two Chinese tortoiseshell screens for the scholar

Lot 27: Two Chinese tortoiseshell screens for the scholar

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Description: Two Chinese tortoiseshell screens for the scholar table, finely carved with intricate designs of flying cranes amid swirling clouds and squirrels amid grapes and foliage, both on wood stands, 26cm high

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A Chinese Export fan, the paper blade painted in

Lot 28: A Chinese Export fan, the paper blade painted in

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Description: A Chinese Export fan, the paper blade painted in gouache with a palatial scene of dignitaries, their families and servants both inside and outside an extensive building with broad landscape vistas beyond, the fan mounted on pierced and carved ivory sticks showing figures at agricultural pursuits, the whole mounted within a fan-shaped glazed frame, 62.5cm x 37cm, 19th century

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A Chinese Export ivory mounted fan, the blade in

Lot 29: A Chinese Export ivory mounted fan, the blade in

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Description: A Chinese Export ivory mounted fan, the blade in silk and embroidered with a dragon amid clouds, the reverse with birds and insects amid flowers, mounted on pierced ivory sticks, the end guards deeply carved with further dragons rising from peonies, chrysanthemum and other flowers, 29.5cm long, in an Export black lacquer box; another fan, probably French (damaged)

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A Chinese ivory carving of a seated empress in her

Lot 30: A Chinese ivory carving of a seated empress in her

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Description: A Chinese ivory carving of a seated empress in her throne, the back carved with openwork phoenix, wearing elaborate headdress and wave incised robes, with fitted wood stand. Provenance: The property of a gentleman.

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A fine Chinese Export fan, the paper blade painted

Lot 31: A fine Chinese Export fan, the paper blade painted

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Description: A fine Chinese Export fan, the paper blade painted in gouache and watercolours with figures of dignitaries within the many levels of a palatial building, the reverse backed in silk and painted with bird and insects with flowers, mounted on pierced and carved tortoiseshell sticks, the outer tortoiseshell guards deeply carved with genre scenes, 27cm long; with fitted lacquer case of shaped form, gilded with genre scenes, 19th century

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A Chinese ivory vase of typical flattened

Lot 32: A Chinese ivory vase of typical flattened

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Description: A Chinese ivory vase of typical flattened cylindrical form pierced and carved with convoluted, stylised dragons amid swirling clouds on a diaper ground, the foot carved with a band of further dragons in low relief, the lip with a dentil border, 23.8cm high; with carved wood stand. Provenance: The property of a gentleman.

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A Chinese carved ivory model of a junk with

Lot 33: A Chinese carved ivory model of a junk with

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Description: A Chinese carved ivory model of a junk with figures at banquet, the side panels carved with floral designs, the stern with lanterns, 43cm wide by 25cm high, within a wood and glass case, 19th century

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A Chinese Export ivory card case typically carved

Lot 35: A Chinese Export ivory card case typically carved

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Description: A Chinese Export ivory card case typically carved in deep relief with figures relaxing in gardens and on terraces, the front with a monogrammed reserve ÒA.A.T.Ó, 9.5cm x 5.5cm x 1.6cm, 19th century

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A Chinese dyed quartzite green necklace of 146

Lot 36: A Chinese dyed quartzite green necklace of 146

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Description: A Chinese dyed quartzite green necklace of 146 round beads, weighing 113.4g. With attached certificate from The Gem & Pearl Laboratory.

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A Chinese tigerÕs eye censer and cover, the

Lot 37: A Chinese tigerÕs eye censer and cover, the

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Description: A Chinese tigerÕs eye censer and cover, the multi-lobed body of compressed globular form with elaborate animal-head and ring handles, the shallow domed cover of similar form with flattened knop, 15.1cm wide, 9cm high, 19th-20th century. Provenance: The property of a gentleman.

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A Chinese soapstone figure of Guanyin, standing

Lot 38: A Chinese soapstone figure of Guanyin, standing

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Description: A Chinese soapstone figure of Guanyin, standing with hair piled high and wearing a loose robe chased with elaborate floral bands and motifs whilst holding a ruyi sceptre,14cm high, 20th century

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A Chinese rock crystal brush rest carved as a

Lot 39: A Chinese rock crystal brush rest carved as a

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Description: A Chinese rock crystal brush rest carved as a group of boys clambering in and around the branches of a gnarled, old pine tree, 21.4cm long, 20th century

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A Chinese soapstone seal carved with a qilin

Lot 40: A Chinese soapstone seal carved with a qilin

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Description: A Chinese soapstone seal carved with a qilin seated four-square atop it, signed to one side, 6.5cm high; another soapstone seal, the rounded, square-section body of a rust-red tone and carved into one side with a qilin to reveal a paler core, signed, 5cm high, both 19th-20th century

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A Chinese soapstone brush washer of compressed

Lot 41: A Chinese soapstone brush washer of compressed

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Description: A Chinese soapstone brush washer of compressed globular form carved from a russet material with various inclusions, the exterior carved with an immortal (possibly Shoulao) on horseback being preceded by his servant and making towards a fortified building amid hills, 10.1cm diameter, possibly of recent manufacture

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A collection of seven Chinese nephrite and

Lot 42: A collection of seven Chinese nephrite and

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Description: A collection of seven Chinese nephrite and serpentine bangles and three necklaces, early 20th century

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A Chinese brown jade carving of a reclining deer,

Lot 43: A Chinese brown jade carving of a reclining deer,

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Description: A Chinese brown jade carving of a reclining deer, the head looking forwards, the horns extending over its back, the tail well defined, 6.5cm long, Ming or earlier. Provenance: Formerly in an English private collection, purchased from Victor Shaw, Hong Kong, 25th May 1977, where it was invoiced as Tang dynasty. Copy of the invoice enclosed.

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A small delicate white jade openwork plaque with

Lot 44: A small delicate white jade openwork plaque with

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Description: A small delicate white jade openwork plaque with eight lobed border enclosing a bird on flowering prunus branches, 4.7cm wide, 18th-19th century, with fitted wood stand

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A Chinese jade openwork circular plaque, the

Lot 45: A Chinese jade openwork circular plaque, the

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Description: A Chinese jade openwork circular plaque, the centre movable, surrounded by a bi, within a border of four animals, 18th-19th century, with fitted wood stand

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A Chinese oval jade plaque carved in relief with a

Lot 46: A Chinese oval jade plaque carved in relief with a

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Description: A Chinese oval jade plaque carved in relief with a fish rising from swirling waves, approaching lingzhi clouds, below a roof canopy, 9.3cm wide, 18th century

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A Chinese openwork jade plaque carved with an

Lot 47: A Chinese openwork jade plaque carved with an

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Description: A Chinese openwork jade plaque carved with an openwinged crane amid lotus, 7.9cm wide, Ming or earlier

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A Chinese white jade rectangular pendant carved on

Lot 48: A Chinese white jade rectangular pendant carved on

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Description: A Chinese white jade rectangular pendant carved on one side with two figures in a pavilion, below an overhanging pine tree, the reverse with four column poem, and a white jade pendant carved on one side with a tiger, the reverse with four column poem

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A Chinese small jade carving of a reclining ox

Lot 49: A Chinese small jade carving of a reclining ox

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Description: A Chinese small jade carving of a reclining ox with a boy climbing on his back holding his tether, 5.3cm long, 18th-19th century

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A Chinese spinach green and russet jade pebble

Lot 50: A Chinese spinach green and russet jade pebble

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Description: A Chinese spinach green and russet jade pebble carved in the form of a reclining Buddhist lion, above a brocade ball and swirling clouds, an openwinged bat on his back, 11cm long, 18th-19th century

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Three Chinese white jade openwork small plaques,

Lot 51: Three Chinese white jade openwork small plaques,

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Description: Three Chinese white jade openwork small plaques, comprising a ruyi head form enclosing two flying cranes amongs ruyi clouds, Ming or earlier; an oval form enclosing a flying bird above blossoms, within a border of miniature pearl shape necklace type border; a circular with a shou character surrounded by two openwinged bats, within a border of miniature pearl shape necklace type border, mounted as brooch, all 18th century or earlier. Provenance: The first plaque formerly in an ex. Mid Western USA collection, acquired in China in the 1920s or 30s and thence by descent.

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