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Auction Description for Auctionata: #73 Important Asian Art

#73 Important Asian Art

by Auctionata


104 lots with images

June 26, 2014

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Franklinstrasse 13

Berlin, 10587 Germany

Phone: +49 30 9832 0222

Fax: +49 30 20239 2169

Email: sales@auctionata.com

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Fine Carved Ivory Netsuke 'Monkey', signed Hiroaki, Meiji

Lot 1: Fine Carved Ivory Netsuke 'Monkey', signed Hiroaki, Meiji

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Description: Ivory Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912) Artist's signature 'Hiroaki' in black ink underneath Himotoshi on the side Particularly fine ivory grain, enhancing the monkey's fur Inlaid eyes Dimensions: 3.5 x 4 cm Very good condition Provenance: German private collection Charming representation of a monkey which exhibits finest craftsmanship This item can only be delivered to an address within the EU This lovable netsuke in the shape of a monkey dates to Meiji period Japan. With a gentle facial expression the ivory monkey is picking lice from its fur. The figure is carved in the finest manner, the effect of the monkey's fur is heightened by the grain of the ivory. The eyes are highlighted with tiny inlays. The piece shows himotoshi (cordon holes) on the side. The artist's signature 'Hiroakiin' in black ink can be seen on the underside.The netsuke is in very good condition with only slight signs of wear consistent with age; there are a couple of fine hairlines on the head. The netsuke measures 3.5 x 4 cm. Japanese Netsuke Japanese netsuke are small carvings hung on cords as counterweights to the sagemono ('hanging container') that were attached to the belt of kimonos, which would otherwise have no pockets. This enabled the wearer to carry small objects like pipes, tobacco, money or other personal belongings. Netsuke were initially made of root wood, but later included ivory, whale and walrus tusk, boxwood, bamboo and stag horn. Netsuke were often mythologically significant. The motif of the 'Seven Lucky Gods' was particularly popular, but animals, flowers, fruits and other everyday objects were also carved. Netsuke originated in the late 17th century with the rise of the middle class and remained in use until the 1880s, when the kimono began to go out of style as an everyday item of clothing. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Kajikawa, Signed Lacquer Inrō with Shibayama inlays, 19th C

Lot 2: Kajikawa, Signed Lacquer Inrō with Shibayama inlays, 19th C

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Description: Iroe takamaki-e lacquer work with mother-of-pearl inlays Japan, 19th century Underside (chi) with artist signature 'Made by Kajikawa' Fine lacquer work with inlays Birds amongst a blossoming prunus branch Dimensions: 9.5 x 4.5 x 2.8 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection, Northern Germany An extraordinary inrō adorned with fine Shibayama inlays This item can only be delivered to an address within the EU This five case inrō was crafted by an artist from the Kajikawa family, known for their netsuke and inrō lacquer work in the 19th century. It is elaborately decorated with inlays of mother of pearl on a dark brown ground and features a nashiji interior. One side shows a blossoming prunus branch with birds, which stretches around to the other side where an owl is perched on one of the braches. The underside (chi) bears the artist signature in gold. The ivory ojime is also finely carved with a bamboo, pine and plum branch, which are known as the Three Friends of Winter. The inrō is in good condition with minor signs of wear. There are minor abrasions here and there. There is a small restoration to the side between the third and fourth case. The inrō measures 9.5 cm in height, 4.5 cm in width and 2.8 cm in depth. Inrō An inrō is a Japanese seal or medicine case, which belongs to the so-called sagemono (containers hanging from the obi). An inrō is usually composed of a stack of tiny, nested compartments that can be sealed and held together by a cord. It can be made of wood, horn, ivory or ceramic. Originally the containers were used to store messages. Later they carried coins, personal seals or medicine. Inrōs were mainly used by men since their gowns often had no sleeve pockets. The little containers were therefore suspended from the belt (obi) and secured to a netsuke. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Kajikawa, Four Case Takazogan Inrō with Shibuichi Koi, 19th C

Lot 3: Kajikawa, Four Case Takazogan Inrō with Shibuichi Koi, 19th C

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Description: Lacquer with Takazogan shibuichi inlays Japan, 19th century Underside (chi) with artist signature 'Kajikawa' Inlaid carp jumping from foaming waves beneath pine trees Dimensions: 10.7 x 5.2 x 3 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection, Northern Germany A finely crafted inrō with koi as a symbol of love and friendship This four case inrō was crafted by an artist from the Kajikawa family, known for their netsuke and inrō lacquer work in the 19th century. It is elaborately decorated in takazogan with fine shibuichi inlays on a gold maki-e ground and features a nashiji interior. The front side shows a koi carp - a symbol of love and friendship in Japanese culture - jumping from foaming waves beneath a pine tree. The other side is decorated with a landscape scenery. The underside (chi) bears the artist signature in gold. The sentoku ojime is adorned with silver and gold appliqué decorations showing a watering can and a bonsai pine tree. The inrō is in good condition with minor signs of wear. There are minor abrasions here and there. The inrō measures 10.7 cm in height, 5.2 cm in width and 3 cm in depth. Inrō An inrō is a Japanese seal or medicine case, which belongs to the so-called sagemono (containers hanging from the obi). An inrō is usually composed of a stack of tiny, nested compartments that can be sealed and held together by a cord. It can be made of wood, horn, ivory or ceramic. Originally the containers were used to store messages. Later they carried coins, personal seals or medicine. Inrōs were mainly used by men since their gowns often had no sleeve pockets. The little containers were therefore suspended from the belt (obi) and secured to a netsuke. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Signed Four Case Iroe Maki-e Inrō with Hotei, 19th Century

Lot 4: Signed Four Case Iroe Maki-e Inrō with Hotei, 19th Century

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Description: Iroe takamaki-e lacquer Japan, 19th century Underside (chi) with artist's signature Finely worked with multi-colored relief Amusing scene of Hotei and boys at play Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.4 x 1.8 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection, Northern Germany An elegant inrō with fine figural scenes This four case inrō is finely worked in iroe takamaki-e and features a nashiji interior. The front side shows an amusing scene with Hotei - one of the Seven Lucky Gods - in a sedan chair watching a play with boys dressed up as a dragon. The underside (chi) bears the artist's signature in gold. The sober ojime is made from agate. The inrō is in good condition with minor signs of wear. There are minor abrasions here and there. The underside shows a tiny inconspicuous nick. The inrō measures 8.5 cm in height, 5.4 cm in width and 1.8 cm in depth. Inrō An inrō is a Japanese seal or medicine case, which belongs to the so-called sagemono (containers hanging from the obi). An inrō is usually composed of a stack of tiny, nested compartments that can be sealed and held together by a cord. It can be made of wood, horn, ivory or ceramic. Originally the containers were used to store messages. Later they carried coins, personal seals or medicine. Inrōs were mainly used by men since their gowns often had no sleeve pockets. The little containers were therefore suspended from the belt (obi) and secured to a netsuke. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Four Case Lacquer Inrō with Gilt Inlays, Shogi Game, 19th C

Lot 5: Four Case Lacquer Inrō with Gilt Inlays, Shogi Game, 19th C

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Description: Lacquer and gilt copper inlays Japan, 19th century Fine lacquer work Decorated with inlays of inscribed Shogi pieces Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.3 x 1.8 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection, Northern Germany An elegant inrō with figural inlays of Shogi pieces This four case inrō is finely worked with gilt copper inlays and features a nashiji interior. It is decorated with inscribed Shogi pieces strewn on the gold ground, the reverse similarly decorated on the black ground. The sides and base are simulating the Shogi game board. The top bears the collector's numbering '15.840' in red. The sober ojime is made from agate. The inrō is in good condition with minor signs of wear. The inrō measures 8.8 cm in height, 5.3 cm in width and 1.8 cm in depth. Inrō An inrō is a Japanese seal or medicine case, which belongs to the so-called sagemono (containers hanging from the obi). An inrō is usually composed of a stack of tiny, nested compartments that can be sealed and held together by a cord. It can be made of wood, horn, ivory or ceramic. Originally the containers were used to store messages. Later they carried coins, personal seals or medicine. Inrōs were mainly used by men since their gowns often had no sleeve pockets. The little containers were therefore suspended from the belt (obi) and secured to a netsuke. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Koma Koryu, Iroe Takazogan Three Case Inrō, 19th C

Lot 6: Koma Koryu, Iroe Takazogan Three Case Inrō, 19th C

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Description: Iroe takamaki-e and silver and gold takazogan Japan, 19th century Underside (chi) with signature 'Koma Koryu' Fine lacquer work with inlays With a stained ivory netsuke in the form of a crab Dimensions: 7.3 x 7.5 x 3 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection, Thuringia An amusing and exquisitely executed collector's piece This item can only be delivered to an address within the EU This three case inrō was crafted by the lacquer artist Koma Koryu. The Koma was a family of great Japanese lacquer artists who specialized in making and decorating inrō. The present piece is finely worked in iroe takamaki-e and silver and gold takazogan with a nashiji interior. One sides shows freshly caught fish and crustaceans lying beside a lobster pot, the reverse with fish hanging to dry in the sun, the ground is strewn with further inlaid crustaceans. A stained ivory netsuke in the form of a crab is attached to the chords. Its belly opens to reveal a tiny figural scene, which testifies to the virtuosity of Japanese carving. The underside (chi) bears the artist's signature. The inrō is in good condition with signs of wear. There is minor abrasion in places, there are a couple of tiny nicks to the edges of the individual cases. The inrō measures 7.3 cm in height, 7.5 cm in width and 3 cm in depth. Inrō An inrō is a Japanese seal or medicine case, which belongs to the so-called sagemono (containers hanging from the obi). An inrō is usually composed of a stack of tiny, nested compartments that can be sealed and held together by a cord. It can be made of wood, horn, ivory or ceramic. Originally the containers were used to store messages. Later they carried coins, personal seals or medicine. Inrō were mainly used by men since their gowns often had no sleeve pockets. The little containers were therefore suspended from the belt (obi) and secured to a netsuke. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Suzuri Bako Lacquer Box and Writing Box, Japan, 19th C

Lot 7: Suzuri Bako Lacquer Box and Writing Box, Japan, 19th C

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Description: Lacquer, partly embellished with mother-of-pearl Japan, 19th century Each of rectangular form One finely worked in takamaki-e, hiramaki-e and kirikane The larger finely worked in gold togidashi and aogai Dimensions: 5 x 11.5 x 14 cm; 4 x 18.5 x 20.5 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection, Thuringia Charming ensemble displaying Japan's exquisite lacquer work The present lot comprises two beautiful lacquer boxes and covers. The small wood roiro and nashiji ground lacquered box is decorated in takamaki-e, hiramaki-e and kirikane with an egret standing amid lotus plants in bloom. The roiro ground wood lacquered suzuri bako is adorned in togidashi and aogai (mother of pearl) showing a painted screen representing a boy riding a buffalo in a moonlit landscape and a table screen. The inside of the suzuri bako is black lacquered with nashiji, kirikane and some aogai inlaid. The inkstone and mizuire (water dropper) are present. Both boxes are in good condition with signs of wear. The small box shows two little losses: one to the center of the lacquer surface and one to the lower right corner of the cover. The larger box shows some surface scratches to the outside. The dimensions are 5 x 11.5 x 14 cm and 4 x 18.5 x 20.5 cm respectively (height x width x length). Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Bronze Figure of a Seated Kannon on a Rock, Japan, 19th C

Lot 8: Bronze Figure of a Seated Kannon on a Rock, Japan, 19th C

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Description: Bronze Japan, 19th century With a smile around the mouth Pleated garment On a naturalistic formed base Dimensions: 36.5 x 20 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Austria Appealing representation of the goddess of compassion and goodwill in a long robe This dark patinated bronze figure was made in 19th century Japan and shows Kannon, the goddess of goodwill and compassion. She is seated with her legs placed over another on naturalistic formed base in form of a rock. The garment, with flowing folds, covers Kannon's body but leaves the chest area free. There a necklace with a round centerpiece is visible. Her right hand is placed on the thigh and a scroll is visible in her left hand. The face has a peaceful expression with a smile and the third eye is found in the center of the forehead. The finely engraved hair protruding under the scarf, which is placed over the high head and the goddess shoulders. The bronze is in good condition with little signs of wear consistent with age. Light patina wear is evident. The figure measures 36.5 cm in height and 20 cm in width. Kannon Kannon, the Chinese goddess of mercy and compassion, counts among the most venerated figures in Buddhism and is highly respected in Asian cultures. Initially a male figure, it transformed over the centuries to a maternal goddess with wondrous healing powers who bestows solace and luck. As a bodhisattva, Kannon denied herself entrance into nirvana when she heard the laments of the mortals and helpfully returned to Earth. Her name roughly means 'observer of the cries of the world'. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Tokyo School, Signed Mori Bronze, Oni on the Seashore, Meiji

Lot 9: Tokyo School, Signed Mori Bronze, Oni on the Seashore, Meiji

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Description: Cast bronze Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912) Signed on the base 'Mori Shou(?) Zou' = cast by the Mori firm Lively bearded figure Oni standing on one foot on the seashore strewn with crustaceans Wearing loosely fitting robes bearing his rotund belly Mystical creature on the right hand A sword at his side Dimensions: 46 x 30 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Germany Finely and detailed cast bronze figure in a dynamic position This lively bronze figure, cast by the Mori firm, depicts an oni, standing on his left leg, and was made in the Japanese Meiji period (1868-1912). The Oni is located on the seashore strewn with crustaceans, mussels, snails and algae. The figure is wearing a loosely fitting robe with fluttering ribbons of the garment bearing his rotund belly. A sword is found on the left side and a pumpkin is attached opposite to the belt. The right leg is pulled up, the hands are outstretched and a mystical creature is clutching on the right hand of the oni. The latter has a fine elaborate face and a cap covers the head as well as the curls underneath. The signature 'Mori Shou(?) Zou' can be found on the base. The bronze statue is in good condition with natural patina and slight age-related signs of wear. The figure is slightly loose and material loss at the hands is visible. The height measures 46 cm and the width is 30 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Large Oni Copper Bronze with Gong and Drumstick, Japan, Meiji

Lot 10: Large Oni Copper Bronze with Gong and Drumstick, Japan, Meiji

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Description: Copper bronze, metal base Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912) In the style of the Miyao workshop, but unsigned Golden ornaments Representation of an Oni with lotus flowers Large gong, decorated with floral decoration Drumstick with wooden handle and lacquer paint Height without gong: 59 cm Total height: 80 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Germany Oversized bronze of an Oni on a rock, holding a gong This Japanese copper bronze figure was made in the style of the Miyao workshop and depicts a grim Oni, which dates back to the Meiji period (1868-1912). Oni are a kind of yōkai from Japanese folklore. The troll-like creatures are popular characters in Japanese art. In this case the figure stands on a pedestal, which has the form of a rock and wears an armor, accented with golden color. The Oni has an expressive face showing a fierce expression with bared teeth, a beard and bushy eyebrows. The claw feet and the muscular arms are skilfully rendered. The left hand is raised above the head and balances a lotus leaf, on which a large gong is placed. The latter is decorated on the outer wall with floral ornaments and the sound is caused by a drumstick with a wooden handle and lacquer paint. Likewise the gong is a humorous element, because Onis were originally banished using a gong. The copper bronze figure is in good condition with natural patina and slight signs of wear consistent with age. The gong and drumstick show clearer signs of wear such as dents and lacquer abrasion. The height of the figure without gong measures 59 cm and the total height is 80 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Large Bronze Figure of a Samurai with a Censer, Japan, Meiji

Lot 11: Large Bronze Figure of a Samurai with a Censer, Japan, Meiji

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Description: Bronze with copper coating, marble Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912) Expressive figure in dynamic position Decorated with butterflies on the robe Fine chased and three legged censer Highly detailed incised decoration Figure on a coarse worked, rectangular marble base Height of the figure: 53 cm Total height: 94 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Germany Oversized bronze figure of a samurai with a beautiful censer in his lifted right hand This large Japanese figure from the Meiji period (1868-1912) is made of bronze with a copper coating. The statue is mounted on a coarse worked, rectangular marble base and shows a Samurai in a dynamic position. The latter is dressed in a richly pleated robe, decorated with butterflies. His sword is tied around the waist by a belt and secured with a loop. The samurai has an expressive facial expression, finely crafted hair and wears an elaborate headdress. The right hand is raised and the palm carries a finely chased and three legged censer. The latter is decorated with ornaments of mythical creatures and clouds, which are worked in relief. Two figural handles flank the sides and the cover is surmounted by a knob in the shape of a bird with a detailed plumage. The unusual presentation of this bronze figure shows off the variety of the Japanese metal ware manufacturers and their extremely fine elaboration at the time. The bronze statue is in good condition with signs of age and wear. The feet of the bird on the censer's lid are missing though and little loss of material on the robe of the Samurai is visible. The height of the figure is 53 and the total height measures 94 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Three Iron Vases with Lush Gold and Silver Inlaid Décor, Meiji

Lot 12: Three Iron Vases with Lush Gold and Silver Inlaid Décor, Meiji

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Description: Gold and silver inlaid iron Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912) Nunomezogan and hirazogan Finely worked in gold hirazogan with shaped vignettes reserved Silver nunomezogan ground A pair of vases together with another vase of similar decoration Extremely fine inlay work Each height: 11 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Germany Elegant vases with richly chased and damascened worked decoration in gold and silver These detailed Japanese iron vases were manufactured during the Meiji period (1868-1912) and were decorated with fine inlays of gold and silver. Each vase stands on a circular foot rim on which the body with accentuated shoulder rises. The short, cylindrical neck of each vase forms a small, elevated lip. The walls are adorned with extremely fine decorations in nunomezogan and hirazogan. So various finely worked landscape scenes, flowers and birds are visible. Vignettes with full vines can be found in curly cartridges as well as on the feet. An appealing look and feel is created through the elements in relief and the interplay of colors. The iron vases are in very good condition with slight signs of age and wear. Minimal traces of corrosion in the interiors as well as gold and silver wear is visible and each height measures 11 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Richly Decorated Iroe Takazogan Inlaid Bronze Vase, Meiji

Lot 13: Richly Decorated Iroe Takazogan Inlaid Bronze Vase, Meiji

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Description: Bronze with shibuichi, shakudo, copper and silver, partly gilt Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912) Elegant, slender ovoid body Rising to a gently waisted neck Finely worked in gold and silver iroezogan with a superb life like scene Very finely made using the katakiri technique and extremely detailed inlays Of an eagle perched on a fruiting pine tree Height: 24 cm Very good condition Provenance: Private collection Germany A gorgeous vase with an beautiful interplay of colors and an example of highest workmanship quality This Japanese vase was made of bronze during the Meiji period (1868-1912). The elegant, slender ovoid body rises from a round, giltfoot rim and forms a gently waisted neck with a trumpet-shaped mouth. The bronze is decorated with various metal inlays. Butterflies and floral ornaments on the neck are rendered. The wall is very finely adorned by using the katakiri technique and extremely detailed with iroe takazogan inlays. A superb nature life scene is presented with an eagle perched on a fruiting pine tree. This creates a wonderful, three-dimensional appearance. The various metals used for the applications are notable: shibuichi, shakudo, bronze, copper and silver, partly gilded. A beautiful interplay of colors and an example of the fine Japanese workmanship quality. The magnificent vase is in very good condition with only slight age-related signs of wear, such as minimal nicks and scratches here and there. The height measures 24 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Pair of Fine Iroe Zogan Bronze Vases with Cats in Relief, Meiji

Lot 14: Pair of Fine Iroe Zogan Bronze Vases with Cats in Relief, Meiji

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Description: Bronze inlaid with gold, silver and bronze Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912) Each cast with a pear shaped body Supported on a splayed foot and with a trumpet neck Flanked by scroll handles Extremely detailed iroe zogan inlays Very finedetails made using the katakiri technique On one side with birds swooping amongst foliage An amusing scene of a cat preparing to pounce on a cricket The neck with dragons confronting on a 'flaming pearl' Height, each: 30 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Germany Both vases with a gorgeous interplay of colors, showing the detailed Japanese workmanship This pair of Japanese vases was made of bronze during the Meiji period (1868-1912) and is decorated with extremely detailed inlays. Each vase is supported by a splayed foot and has a pear shaped body. The latter forms a trumpet neck and is flanked by scroll handles. The walls are superbly embellished by inlays in iroezogan technique made of shakudo, gold and silver as well as very finely katakiri technique details can be seen. On one side birds swooping amongst foliage are rendered, while the other side shows an amusing scene of a cat preparing to pounce on a cricket. The neck is adorned with dragons confronting on a 'flaming pearl' in their middle. The vases are in good condition with natural patina and slight age related signs of wear. Small scratches and nicks as well as a minimal dent on one lip can be seen. Each height measures 30 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Figural Bronze Lamp with Geisha, on tall carved Pedestal, Meiji

Lot 15: Figural Bronze Lamp with Geisha, on tall carved Pedestal, Meiji

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Description: Bronze, wood Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912) Lamp in the form of a lantern on a gnarled tree trunk, next to a beautiful Geisha Four legged table with floral ornaments in relief Heigh of the table: 95 cm Height lamp: 63.5 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Austria Figural bronze lamp, set on a hand carved wooden table of the period This set comes from the Japanese Meiji period (1868-1912) and consists of a large, round table on which a bronze lamp is placed. The table has four curved legs and is decorated in the upper part with floral ornaments in relief. A meander border adorns the outer edge of the plate, where the bronze depicting a noble lady, dressed in a kimono, can be found. The woman has a happy smile on her face. Her right hand is raised to her pinned-up hairstyle and with her left hand she holds on to the gnarled tree trunk. A lantern serves as the actual lamp which is located above the trunk. The set is in good condition with slight age-related signs of wear. Traces of soldering on the left hand of the lady as well as small notches, nicks and drying cracks are visible in the wood. The lamp has been electrified, but was not tested for functionality. The lamp measures 63.5 cm in height, the table has a height of 95 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Dowry Cabinet with Fine Fittings, Korea, around 1900

Lot 16: Dowry Cabinet with Fine Fittings, Korea, around 1900

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Description: Reddish wood - most certainly Elmwood Korea, around 1900 Of rectangular form on four short legs Fine fittings Dimensions: 85.5 x 93 x 42.5 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection, Austria Fine furniture that enhances any interior This Korean dowry cabinet dates to around 1900. It is of rectangular form on four short legs. The double door front opens to reveal an empty compartment. Finely shaped hinges and fittings adorn the front. Furthermore a handle is attached to the front and sides. Cabinets of this kind were traditionally part of a bride's dowry, here the unmarried woman stored clothing and linen. The cabinet is in good condition with wear consistent with age. There are some scratches and small notches here and there. It measures 85.5 x 93 x 42.5 cm (height x width x depth). Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Toshinaga, large Nara Sentoku Tsuba with a Nio, dated 1705

Lot 17: Toshinaga, large Nara Sentoku Tsuba with a Nio, dated 1705

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Description: Sentoku und shakudo Japan, dated 1705 Verso dated and the artist signature 'Toshinaga' Of squared mokko gata form On one side with a Nio Fine takazogan inlays Expressive features with bulging eyes A small bird perched on his grimacing mouth The reverse decorated in katakiri technique, showing a figure beside a shrine Dimensions: 10 x 10 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Germany Gorgeous, large-sized tsuba with a Nio representation in high relief This Japanese sentoku tsuba is crafted in the popular rectangular mokko form and was made in 1705 during the Edo period. It is decorated on one side with the face of a Nio in shakudo, which is made in takazogan. The guardian has expressive features with bulging eyes and a small bird has perched on the grimacing mouth. Verso a praying figure is visible next to a shrine and is rendered in katakiri technique. Verso the date as well as the artist signature 'Toshinaga' can be found around the central slot. The tsuba is in good condition with only slight age-related signs of wear, such as small scratches and nicks. The dimensions of the tsuba are 10 x 10 cm. Tsuba A tsuba is a hilt of a traditional Japanese sword and is located between the handle and the blade of the sword. It serves in this position as protect of the hand. A tsuba is in most cases made of metals such as iron, copper or copper alloy and is often decorated with elaborate inlays, where gold and silver are used. The shape is often round to oval; particularly popular is the quatrefoil form, called mokko. Ornate decorations of various motifs of the flora, the fauna and the mythical world adorn the sides of the tsuba. Mostly two recesses, one for the kozuka and one for the kogai, are visible next to the middle slot. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Large Nara Sentoku Tsuba by Issando Joi, dated 1751

Lot 18: Large Nara Sentoku Tsuba by Issando Joi, dated 1751

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Description: Sentoku, shakudo, shibuichi and gilt elements Japan, dated 1751 Verso dated and the artist signature 'Issando Joi' Of canted square form Iroe Takazogan inlays with Fukurokuju and a Samurai The reverse with a tortoise and a crane in katakiri technique Dimensions: 10 x 10 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Germany Gorgeous, large-sized tsuba with finely worked elements, on one side worked in relief This Japanese sentoku tsuba has a canted square form and was made in 1751 during the Edo period. One side is decorated with gilt elements and highly detailed inlay from shakudo and shibuichi in Iroe Takazogan. Thus the representation of the long headed god of luck Fukurokuju is visible, who is one of the seven gods of luck and represents wisdom and long life. He is rendered opposite a samurai in his armor. The back shows in katakiri technique a turtle with a fan as well as a crane with finely elaborate plumage. Around the central slot the date and the artist signature 'Issando Joi' are recognizable and an inscription in ink can be found on the right edge. The tsuba is in good condition with only slight age-related signs of wear, such as small scratches and nicks. The dimensions of the tsuba are 10 x 10 cm. Tsuba A tsuba is a hilt of a traditional Japanese sword and is located between the handle and the blade of the sword. It serves in this position as protect of the hand. A tsuba is in most cases made of metals such as iron, copper or copper alloy and is often decorated with elaborate inlays, where gold and silver are used. The shape is often round to oval; particularly popular is the quatrefoil form, called mokko. Ornate decorations of various motifs of the flora, the fauna and the mythical world adorn the sides of the tsuba. Mostly two recesses, one for the kozuka and one for the kogai, are visible next to the middle slot. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Shibuichi Tsuba with Gold and Silver Inlays in Hirazogan, Edo

Lot 19: Shibuichi Tsuba with Gold and Silver Inlays in Hirazogan, Edo

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Description: Shibuichi, gilt and silver plated copper inlays and gold overlay Japan, Edo period (1603-1867) Of oval form, bearing a fine nanako ground Exquisitely worked with iroe hirazogan inlays Presentation of warriors in combat Dimensions: 6.5 x 6 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Germany Beautiful oval shaped tsuba with finely crafted elements of gold and silver This tsuba consists of shibuichi and has an oval form. It was made during the Japanese Edo period (1603-1867) and is decorated with exquisite iroe hirazogan inlays of gilt and silver plated copper inlays and gold overlay. On the fine nanako ground miniature presentation of warriors in combat are rendered. A golden gate is also visible on one side. In addition to the central slot of this tsuba, two recesses for a kozuka and a kogai can be found and the outer edge is emphasized in gold. The tsuba is in good condition with only slight age-related signs of wear, such as minor scratches, nicks and little patina abrasion. The dimensions of the tsuba are 6.5 x 6 cm Tsuba A tsuba is a hilt of a traditional Japanese sword and is located between the handle and the blade of the sword. It serves in this position as protect of the hand. A tsuba is in most cases made of metals such as iron, copper or copper alloy and is often decorated with elaborate inlays, where gold and silver are used. The shape is often round to oval; particularly popular is the quatrefoil form, called mokko. Ornate decorations of various motifs of the flora, the fauna and the mythical world adorn the sides of the tsuba. Mostly two recesses, one for the kozuka and one for the kogai, are visible next to the middle slot. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Superb Shibuichi Tsuba with Koi in Waves, Edo

Lot 20: Superb Shibuichi Tsuba with Koi in Waves, Edo

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Description: Shibuichi, shakudo and gilding Japan, Edo period (1603-1867) Of squared mokko form Bearing a fine nanako ground Representation of a Koi carp leaping amidst foaming waves Dimensions: 8 x 7.5 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Germany Lovely mokko shaped tsuba with a detailed worked carp between waves This ornate, gilt tsuba was created during the Edo period (1603-1867) in Japan and is made from shibuichi and shakudo. It comes in a squared mokko form and has a finely crafted nanako ground. On the latter a lively scene in takazogan of a golden koi carp can be found amidst foaming waves. The scales of the fish pattern is repeated through the golden edges and two recesses for a kozuka and kogai are visible adjacent to the central slot. The tsuba is in good condition with only slight age-related signs of wear, such as small scratches, nicks and minimal abrasion. The dimensions of the tsuba are 8 x 7.5 cm Tsuba A tsuba is a hilt of a traditional Japanese sword and is located between the handle and the blade of the sword. It serves in this position as protect of the hand. A tsuba is in most cases made of metals such as iron, copper or copper alloy and is often decorated with elaborate inlays, where gold and silver are used. The shape is often round to oval; particularly popular is the quatrefoil form, called mokko. Ornate decorations of various motifs of the flora, the fauna and the mythical world adorn the sides of the tsuba. Mostly two recesses, one for the kozuka and one for the kogai, are visible next to the middle slot. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Charming Shibuichi Tsuba, Gilt Hirazogan Flower Elements, Edo

Lot 21: Charming Shibuichi Tsuba, Gilt Hirazogan Flower Elements, Edo

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Description: Shibuichi and gilt Japan, Edo period (1603-1867) Of squared mokko form, bearing a fine nanako ground Around the rim with a border of numerous floral sprigs Dimensions: 7 x 6.5 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Germany Pretty mokko shaped tsuba with encircling golden flowers on dark patinated ground This rich ornate shibuichi Tsuba originated in the Japanese Edo period (1603-1867). The tsuba has a squared mokko form, bearing a fine nanako ground, where numerous floral sprigs on both sides are visible. The blooming flower border and the elements on the outer edge are unique due to the finely crafted gilt inlays in hirazogan. A closed and an open recess can be detected in addition to the central slot. The tsuba is in good condition with only slight age-related signs of wear, such as small scratches and minimal abrasion. The dimensions of the tsuba are 7 x 6.5 cm Tsuba A tsuba is a hilt of a traditional Japanese sword and is located between the handle and the blade of the sword. It serves in this position as protect of the hand. A tsuba is in most cases made of metals such as iron, copper or copper alloy and is often decorated with elaborate inlays, where gold and silver are used. The shape is often round to oval; particularly popular is the quatrefoil form, called mokko. Ornate decorations of various motifs of the flora, the fauna and the mythical world adorn the sides of the tsuba. Mostly two recesses, one for the kozuka and one for the kogai, are visible next to the middle slot. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Sukashibori Tsuba with Detailed Iroezogan Warriros, Edo

Lot 22: Sukashibori Tsuba with Detailed Iroezogan Warriros, Edo

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Description: Shibuichi, shakudo, gold and silver overlays Silver plating and gilding Japan, Edo period (1603-1867) Oval form Finely worked in sukashibori with iroezogan Warrriors confronting by a fast running stream and a dragon Dimensions: approx. 8 x 8 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Germany Magnificent tsuba, showing the detailed work with different metals in an compartmentalized open work This ornamental open work tsuba was made in the Japanese Edo period (1603-1867) and consists of inlays in shibuichi, shakudo and shows gold and silver overlays as well as silver plating and gilding. The tsuba shows an accurate design in sukashibori with iroezogan. So a warrior on a bridge and one confronting a fast running stream are rendered. A dragon's head rises out of the waves of the water and gnarled pines are rendered at the edges. The outer edge is covered with gold and two recesses for a kozuka and a kogai are visible adjacent to the central slit. The tsuba is in good condition with only slight age-related signs of wear, such as small scratches, nicks and minimal abrasion. The dimensions of the tsuba are approx. 8 x 8 cm Tsuba A tsuba is a hilt of a traditional Japanese sword and is located between the handle and the blade of the sword. It serves in this position as protect of the hand. A tsuba is in most cases made of metals such as iron, copper or copper alloy and is often decorated with elaborate inlays, where gold and silver are used. The shape is often round to oval; particularly popular is the quatrefoil form, called mokko. Ornate decorations of various motifs of the flora, the fauna and the mythical world adorn the sides of the tsuba. Mostly two recesses, one for the kozuka and one for the kogai, are visible next to the middle slot. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Tall Pair of Kneeling Bronze Worshipers, Thailand, 17/18th C

Lot 23: Tall Pair of Kneeling Bronze Worshipers, Thailand, 17/18th C

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Description: Bronze, remnants of color and gilt, inlaid eyes Thailand, 17th/18th century Trapezoidal pedestals, decorated with lotus leaves Each figure with a contemplative expression Dressed in a long robe Hands in worship posture Dimensions, each: approx. 83 x 45 x 34 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Germany Impressive pair of adoring worshipers on ornate pedestalsThis pair of bronze figures was made in 17th/18th century Thailand and is adorned with remnants of coloring and gilt as well as inlaid eyes on one figure. Shown are two kneeling worshipers on trapezoidal pedestals. The bases are decorated with encircling double lotus leaves in a slight relief. The figures have raised their hands in front of the chest to the worship gesture, called anjali mudra. A long, formfitting garment covers the bodies and is placed over the left shoulder. Each face shows a meditative expression with bowed eyes and a slight smile. Deep neck wrinkles, long earlobes and small curls emphasize the countenance of every worshiper and gorgeous, natural patina decorates the surface of the bronze. The worshipers are in good condition for their age with usual signs of wear. Little loss of material, especially at the lower edges of the bases is visible. The height of each figure measures ca. 83 cm in height, 45 cm in width and 34 cm in depth. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Bronze Figure of Buddha in Ayutthaya Style, Thailand, 15/16th C

Lot 24: Bronze Figure of Buddha in Ayutthaya Style, Thailand, 15/16th C

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Description: Bronze, remnants of gilding and red paint Thailand, 15th/16th century Ayutthaya style Inlaid and painted eyes Overlong palms High base with a surrounding Lotus decoration Back eyelet Weight: 11.8 kg Dimensions: 47 x 28 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Germany Graceful bronze figure on a high, ornate pedestal This Ayutthaya style bronze figure of Buddha Shakyamuni was made in Thailand. The enlightened is embedded on an open lotus flower and is depicted on a high base in the padmasana lotus position with both foot soles turned upward. The hands form the bhumisparsa mudra, the gesture of touching the earth. His left, overlong hand rests open in his lap and the right hand, placed on the knee, faces towards the ground. The earth is thus called as a witness to the truth of his words. The tight-fitting monks robe, called kasaya, is draped over his left shoulder and emphasizes Buddha's body. The half-closed, painted eyes are inlays and they are visually framed by the fine eyebrows. A slight smile is visible on the face of the enlightened. The bud-shaped ushnisha, the individually worked curls, the long ear lobes and the deep neck wrinkles emphasize the grandeur of the Buddha. Remnants of gilding and red paint can be found all-around on the figure as well as on the base and an eyelet is located on the back. The bronze is in good condition with usual signs of wear consistent with age. Light material loss at the lower left edge of the base and on the reverse is visible. The ushnisha was re-attached. The height measures 47 cm, the width 28 cm and the weight measures 11.8 kg. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Buddha Vajrasattva Bronze with Vajra & Ghanta, Khmer, 13/14th C

Lot 25: Buddha Vajrasattva Bronze with Vajra & Ghanta, Khmer, 13/14th C

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Description: Bronze Khmer Kingdom, Cambodia, 13th/14th century Bayon style Gorgeous, natural patina Highly detailed presentation Precision crafted elements, partly in relief Dimensions: 20 x 14.5 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Poland Meditative bronze seated in the half lotus position, while holding a vajra and a ghanta This bronze figure was made in the style of the Bayon in the 13th/14th century and dates from the Khmer Kingdom in Cambodia. Represented is Buddha Vajrasattva in the virasana position. The right leg is placed on the left leg and both feet are turned skywards. The deity is holding a bell, named ghanta, and a thunderbolt, called vajra, in his hands. Ghanta and vajra are considered the most important elements of Vajrayana Buddhism and they embody male and female nature, method and wisdom. Together they are the symbol that shows the path to enlightenment. The goddess body is adorned with precious jewelry in relief. The face has a meditative, serene expression and his long earlobes reach down to his shoulders and underline Buddha's grace. The head is adorned with a crown and a pointed ushnisha. The beautiful distinctive patina gives the figure a particular aesthetic. The bronze figure is in good condition with signs of wear consistent with age and some losses to the patina. The total height measures 20 cm and the width is 14.5 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Large, Significant Uma Koh Ker Khmer Sandstone figure, 10th C

Lot 26: Large, Significant Uma Koh Ker Khmer Sandstone figure, 10th C

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Description: Sandstone with reddish brown nuances Kingdom Khmer, Cambodia, 10th century Koh Ker style Pleated garment, hung around the midriff Precious jewelry in relief Face with serene expression Braided hair tied in a topknot Height of the figure: 125 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Belgian Sandstone sculpture of the goddess Uma of museum quality This Koh Ker style sandstone sculpture was made in Cambodia and dates to the 10th century, during the time of the Khmer kingdom. Rendered is the deity Uma, dressed in a richly pleated garment, which is tied around the midriff. The chest and abdomen are uncovered. Precious jewelry, worked in relief, adorns the body of the goddess. The face has soft a facial expression and shows an enlightened countenance. The deity looks toward the viewer with wide-open eyes and narrow eyebrows. A wide nose and full lips underline the sublime appearance. The finely braided hair is precisely worked and tied up into a topknot as well as surmounted by a crown in relief, which is tied on the back of the head. The sculpture exhibits superior craftsmanship quality, which can especially be seen in the pattern of the clothes and the face, and features a wonderful patinated surface with reddish brown shades. The sandstone sculpture is in good condition with signs of wear consistent with age such as traces of weathering on all sides and some material loss. The height of the figure measures 125 cm and the total height with base is 143 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Significant, early Phnom Da Vishnu Sandstone Figure, 7th/8th C

Lot 27: Significant, early Phnom Da Vishnu Sandstone Figure, 7th/8th C

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Description: Sandstone Khmer/Thailand, Pre-Angkor period, 7th/8th century In Phnom Da style Representation of the god Vishnu Aristocratic facial features Fine sculptured body Tight-fitting garment Cylindrical headdress Height of figure: 97 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Belgium Museum quality sandstone figure in the representation of one of the greatest gods of Hinduism This sandstone figure in Phnom Da style represents the god Vishnu and was crafted in the 7th or 8th century in Thailand during the pre-Angkor period. Vishnu is rendered in an upright position and is one of the most important Hindu deities and is believed to be the protector and preserver of the world and the moral order. Originally shown with four arms Vishnu is wearing a tight-fitting garment, which is tied around his waist. The torso is naked and displays the finely sculpted chest of the figure. The face has an enlightened appearance with a serene facial expression. The head is crowned by a cylindrical headdress and the finely carved hair is visible in relief on the neck. The figure is in good age related condition with usual signs of age and wear such as traces of weathering and material loss. The height of the figure measures 97 cm and mounted on the (recent) base the overall height measures 116 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Bronze Figure of a Taoist Monk with Mandorla, Qing

Lot 28: Bronze Figure of a Taoist Monk with Mandorla, Qing

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Description: Bronze China, Qing dynasty (1644-1912) Fine chasing Taoist monk with emanation in the flaming mandorla Endless knot on the belt Verso Chinese inscription 'from the year Bing Cheng from the Han Dynasty, founded by Deng Yu' Height of figure: 17.5 cm Very good condition Provenance: Private collection Germany Extremely fine representation of a Taoist figure on a encircling lotus plinth This bronze figure was made in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) and is characterized by its fine execution. Shown is a Taoist monk on a lotus plinth in relief. He is wearing a finely chased robe, decorated on the belt with the endless knot and further nodes below the right hand. The smiling face shows a peaceful expression and half-closed eyes. The head is crowned by a rectangular headdress and accented by a halo with a string of pearls in relief. The whole figure is surrounded by a flaming mandorla, where three little monk emanations are visible. On the back Chinese inscription is visible, which can be translated 'from the year Bing Cheng from the Han Dynasty, founded by Deng Yu'. The bronze figure is mounted on a square wooden base and in very good condition with hardly any signs of age and wear. Some gold abrasion at the edges can be seen. The height of the figure measures 17.5 cm and the total height with base is 21 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Bronze Figure of a Deity with Lotus and Peach, China, Ming

Lot 29: Bronze Figure of a Deity with Lotus and Peach, China, Ming

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Description: Bronze China, late Ming dynasty (1368-1644), or slightly later Open work Mounted on a pedestal and surrounded by a flaming mandorla Deity crowned by a small Guanyin figure Beautiful natural patina Height: 22.5 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Germany Finely chased figure with a detailed mandorla and smiling facial expression This Chinese bronze figure shows a deity with her attributes and was made during the late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) or slightly later. The figure is rendered in samabhaga position on a double lotus throne and wears a flowing robe, which is tied around the waist with a bow. Bands of the robe surround the figure and cling to the sides of the deity. In her hands a peach as well as a lotus bud are visible and the head is crowned by a small Guanyin figure. A chased flaming mandorla frames the goddess and is, like the figure, attached to the four-footed base. The bronze is in good condition with beautiful, natural patina and age related signs of wear. A tip of the band is missing. The height measures 22.5 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Peaceful Guanyin Bronze, China, late Song or Ming Dynasty

Lot 30: Peaceful Guanyin Bronze, China, late Song or Ming Dynasty

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Description: Bronze China, late Song (1127-1279) or Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) Presentation in deep meditation Peaceful expression Richly chased robe with soft folds Floral headdress Dimensions: 22.5 x 13.5 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Germany Contemplative seated bronze figure of the goddess of compassion and kindnessThis bronze figure shows the goddess of goodwill and compassion, known as Guanyin, and was made during the late Song (1127-1279) or Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) in China. The compact figure is rendered in a seated position and is wearing a finely chased robe. The garment covers in soft, flowing folds the entire figure. A necklace adorns the chest area and a floral headdress ornate the head as well as the finely crafted hair. The latter is covered by a scarf, which reaches up to shoulders. The Goddess is represented in deep meditation, with half-closed eyes and a smile on her faithful face. The bronze is in good condition with usual signs of wear consistent with age. The figure measures 22.5 cm in height and 13.5 cm in width. Guanyin Guanyin, the Chinese goddess of mercy and compassion, counts among the most venerated figures in Buddhism and is highly respected in Asian cultures. Initially a male figure, it transformed over the centuries to a maternal goddess with wondrous healing powers who bestows solace and luck. As a bodhisattva, Guanyin denied herself entrance into nirvana when she heard the laments of the mortals and helpfully returned to earth. Her name roughly means 'observer of the cries of the world'. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Meditative Bronze of a Guanyin on a Lotus Base in Relief, Ming

Lot 31: Meditative Bronze of a Guanyin on a Lotus Base in Relief, Ming

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Description: Bronze China, late Ming dynasty Presentation in deep meditation Remnants of gilding On a fine lotus pedestal Chased garment with floral elements Dimensions: 29 x 17 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Germany Bronze figure of the goddess of compassion and kindness in contemplative posture This dark patinated bronze figure shows Guanyin, the goddess of goodwill and compassion, and was made in China during the late Ming Dynasty (17th Century). She is seated on a fine lotus pedestal in relief and has placed her left hand with open palm in the lap. The right hand is raised to the chest and forms with thumb and middle finger the shunya Mudra. A pleated and chased garment with floral elements covers the goddess body. Luxurious jewelry adorns the chest area and a crown is visible on the head, where a topknot rises behind it. Guanyin is rendered in deep meditation, with half-closed eyes and a slight smile. The bronze is in good condition with remnants of gilding and signs of wear consistent with age. Little loss of material at the base and isolated on the back is visible. The figure measures 29 cm in height and 17 cm in width. Guanyin Guanyin, the Chinese goddess of mercy and compassion, counts among the most venerated figures in Buddhism and is highly respected in Asian cultures. Initially a male figure, it transformed over the centuries to a maternal goddess with wondrous healing powers who bestows solace and luck. As a bodhisattva, Guanyin denied herself entrance into nirvana when she heard the laments of the mortals and helpfully returned to earth. Her name roughly means 'observer of the cries of the world'. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Guanyin Bronze Figure with a Closed Lotus Flower, China, 19th C

Lot 32: Guanyin Bronze Figure with a Closed Lotus Flower, China, 19th C

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Description: Bronze, dark patinated China, 19th century Double lotus pedestal, decorated with pearl strings Finely chased figure in deep meditation With Buddha Amitabha presentation on the head adornment Sealed with a base plate with double vajra symbol Dimensions: 29 x 19 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Switzerland Detailed bronze figure of the goddess of compassion and kindness This dark patinated bronze figure dates back to the 19th century China and represents Guanyin, the goddess of goodwill and compassion. She is seated in virasana Position on a double lotus pedestal, decorated with pearl strings. Thereby the right leg rests on the left leg and the feet pointing upwards. A chased garment, ornamented with floral tendrils, is laid around the hips of the Goddess. Both hands encompass the stem of an unopened lotus flower, which is lifted to his chest by the right hand. Precious jewelry covers the Guanyin's body and waving bands are placed around the upper arms. The finely engraved hair is tied in a high bun and a Buddha Amitabha representation adorns the middle of the head. Guanyin is rendered in deep meditation, with half-closed eyes and a slight smile. Deep neck wrinkles, long ear lobes and the third eye in the center of the forehead also clarify her grandeur. The bronze figure is in good condition with slight signs of wear consistent with age. Light patina wear and minimal loss of material at the lower edge of the base is visible. The figure is sealed with a base plate with double vajra symbol. The figure measures 29 cm in height and 19 cm in width. Guanyin Guanyin, the Chinese goddess of mercy and compassion, counts among the most venerated figures in Buddhism and is highly respected in Asian cultures. Initially a male figure, it transformed over the centuries to a maternal goddess with wondrous healing powers who bestows solace and luck. As a bodhisattva, Guanyin denied herself entrance into nirvana when she heard the laments of the mortals and helpfully returned to earth. Her name roughly means 'observer of the cries of the world'. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Shi Sou Guandi Bronze Figure with Silver and Copper Inlays Qing

Lot 33: Shi Sou Guandi Bronze Figure with Silver and Copper Inlays Qing

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Description: Bronze, fine Shi Sou silver and copper inlays China, Qing dynasty (1644-1912) Finely worked details Partly openwork Height: 29.5 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection, Rhineland-Palatinate A beautiful figure exemplifying the Chinese art of bronze casting This bronze figure of Guandi, the God of War, was cast during the Qing dynasty (1644-1912). Guandi is shown sitting on a plinth with his right hand resting on his knee holding onto his belt and the left hand holding the tip of his long beard. His face has a contemplative expression and is crafted with great detail. He wears a scholarly hat with ribbons and a long flowing robe adorned a dragon amidst clouds. The dragon's head is rendered in relief on the front. The gown is adorned with the most delicate Shi Sou silver and copper inlays. The figure is in good condition with signs of age and wear. The plinth shows a couple of notches on the back as well as a small inconspicuous restoration. The bronze measures 29.5 cm in height. Shi Sou Bronze The bronze works by Shi Sou, or from his workshop are extremely rare. Information on the master is equally scarce - he is supposed to have been born in the late Ming Dynasty, or possibly some time thereafter; he certainly lived in the 17th century. His workshop was probably near Shanghai. Characteristic features of Shi Sou are the archaistic smooth shapes in vessels decorated by extraordinarily fine silver inlays. His objects are patinated in a shade of olive-brown and finished by hand polish. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Rich Detailed Bronze Figure of the Warrior God Guang Yu, Ming

Lot 34: Rich Detailed Bronze Figure of the Warrior God Guang Yu, Ming

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Description: Bronze China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) Open work Earthy and classic figure from the Ming period Representation of Guan Yu or Guan Di, a general of the Han Dynasty Finely chased robe with numerous weapons Height: 22 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Germany Expressive figure in a richly detailed robe worked with fluttering ribbons This bronze figure of the revered warrior God Guan Yu or Guan Di, also known as Guan Gong General, was crafted in the Chinese Ming dynasty (1368-1644). The representation of the general of the late Han Dynasty is one of the most famous figures in Chinese history and is revered to this day. Here Guan Yu is standing on a plinth and wears a finely engraved armor with numerous weapons and heads of various mythical creatures. Open work bands of the garment and the headdress plays around on all sides. The left hand is raised to shoulder and holding the tips of the long beard, as he has bent his right hand towards the hips. Guan Yu has defined facial features with long earlobes and a slight smile. The bronze figure is in good condition with usual signs of wear, consistent with age. Little loss of material at the base, the bands and the sword to the feet as well as breakages here and there are visible. The height measures 22 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Bronze Figure Liu Hai and His Three Legged Spotted Toad, Ming

Lot 35: Bronze Figure Liu Hai and His Three Legged Spotted Toad, Ming

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Description: Bronze, traces of lacquered gilt China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) Humorous presentation Liu Hai is the Taoist god of prosperity Smiling facial expression Spotted toad at the feet of the figure Height: 18 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Germany Humorous figure of Liu Hai with its prosperity bringing toad This bronze statue has an accentuated surface by the remains of lacquered gilt and comes from China, made in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Shown is Liu Hai, the Taoist god of prosperity, with his companion animal, a three legged, spotted toad. According to legend Liu Hai entices the toad with gold coins out of its lair. Together they bring wealth and prosperity in a household. Here the figure is shown standing with a long robe. The left hand is placed on the back and the right hand is raised. The cheerful Liu Hai has a smiling expression and two buns emphasize the finely chased hair. The toad is found at the feet of the figure. The bronze statue is in good condition for its age with natural patina and usual signs of wear. The right hand is missing and the height measures 18 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Bronze Figure of Warrior Zhenwu, Partly Gilt and Paint, Ming

Lot 36: Bronze Figure of Warrior Zhenwu, Partly Gilt and Paint, Ming

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Description: Bronze, partly gilded and painted in red China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) An expressive piece Shown with a snake at his feet Open and reticulated work Relief decoration Dimensions: 21 x 11.5 cm Provenance: Private collection Germany Impressive warrior figure in a dynamic position This imposing, partly gilt bronze figure was crafted in China during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and depicts the warrior Zhenwu. The latter is considered as one of the most powerful deities of Daoism and is sometimes referred as the real warrior or the emperor of the north. Here he is rendered on a four footed and red painted base in the bhadrâsana position. Both legs are dangling down and on his right foot one of his attributes, the snake, is visible. His right hand is clenched into a fist and is supported by his thigh. His left hand is raised to his chest and shows the apana mudra. Zhenwu is dressed in an elaborately decorated robe, showing mythical creatures in high relief. A ribbon from his garment is reticulated around his head like a mandorla. The bronze figure is visually attractive condition with signs of wear consistent with age. A part of the band is missing and color as well as gold abrasion can be seen. Both rear feet of the pedestal were renewed. The height is 21 cm and width measures 11.5 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Collection of 10 Silver Objects, Japan, 20th Century

Lot 37: Collection of 10 Silver Objects, Japan, 20th Century

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Description: Silver Japan, 20th century Underside hallmarked with standard and maker's mark respectively Some with floral decorations Diameter small bowls: 6 cm Dimensions oval bowl: 4.5 x 30 x 18 cm Total weight: approx. 1421 grams Good condition Provenance: Private collection, Thuringia Collection of great variety for aficionados of Japanese silver This wonderful collection of Japanese silverware includes two jugs with sheathed handles, three bowls decorated with bamboo, pine and plum tree respectively (Three Friends of Winter), a tea strainer with a handle adorned with flowers, a small tasting bowl in the shape of a blossom, a plain tray of rectangular shape, an oval bowl with a hammered finish and handles in the form of bamboo as well as a matching, slightly larger bowl with a similar decor. The pieces are in good condition with signs of age and wear. Here and there small dents are visible. One of the small jugs is bumped on the underside. All parts, except for an oval tray, are hallmarked with standard and maker's mark respectively. The smallest bowls have a diameter of 6 cm, the large oval bowl measures 4.5 x 30 x 18 cm. The total weight is approx. 1421 grams. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Pair of Cast Iron Fo Guardian Lions, presumably China, Qing

Lot 38: Pair of Cast Iron Fo Guardian Lions, presumably China, Qing

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Description: Cast iron Presumably China, Qing dynasty (1644-1912) - possibly of Japanese origin Traditional form Finely worked details Heights: 12.5 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Rhineland-Palatinate Classic pair of guardian lions, which boasts a very fine execution This pair of shishi or fo lions was most certainly crafted in China during the Qing dynasty but could also possibly be of Japanese origin. The two cast iron figures feature a fine design with lovely details. The individual curls of the lush manes are intricately worked. The lions are rendered in traditional fashion as a pair and differ only slightly from each other. Typically one creature is depicted with an open mouth - keeping evil spirits at bay - and the other with a closed mouth - safeguarding the good spirits. Figures of this kind often served as ornaments for home shrines. The lion figures are in good condition with wear consistent with age. Thus there are slight traces of corrosion and some material abrasion here and there. The lions measure 12.5 cm in height. Fo Lions Fo lions, also called guardian lions, enjoy high popularity in Chinese art. Their appearance is reminiscent of a mixture between a dragon and a lion. These mythical creatures usually come in pairs and were originally positioned to guard the entrance of Buddhist temples. In the arts and crafts, they are often refigured as doorknockers or decorative ceramic, marble, or bronze vessels. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Shi Sou Bronze Incense Burner with Silver Inlays, China, Qing

Lot 39: Shi Sou Bronze Incense Burner with Silver Inlays, China, Qing

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Description: Bronze, fine Shi Sou silver inlays China, Qing dynasty (1644-1912) Finial in the form of a peacock Partly openwork cover Meander borders and lingzhi decorations Height: 33 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection, Rhineland-Palatinate Distinguished censer with peacock finial as a symbol of dignity and beauty This Chinese incense burner dates to the Qing dynasty (1644-1912). The bronze vessel rests on an integrated stepped stand with three small feet. The bulbous body is decorated with delicate Shi Sou style silver inlays depicting lotus elements, meander borders and lingzhi motifs. Two finely shaped handles adorn the sides. A partly openwork cover closes the container. The finial is crafted in the form of a peacock - a symbol of dignity and beauty in Chinese iconography. The individual feathers are precisely rendered and intricately decorated. The censer is in good condition with signs of age and wear. There is a small restoration to the feet of the peacock. The total height is 33 cm. Shi Sou Bronze The bronze works by Shi Sou, or from his workshop are extremely rare. Information on the master is equally scarce - he is supposed to have been born in the late Ming Dynasty, or possibly some time thereafter; he certainly lived in the 17th century. His workshop was probably near Shanghai. Characteristic features of Shi Sou are the archaistic smooth shapes in vessels decorated by extraordinarily fine silver inlays. His objects are patinated in a shade of olive-brown and finished by hand polish. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Bronze Ritual Vessel Fang-ding, Wooden Cover and Base, 18th C

Lot 40: Bronze Ritual Vessel Fang-ding, Wooden Cover and Base, 18th C

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Description: Bronze, zitan wood lid, rose wood base China, 18th century Ritual vessel in the fang-ding shape Masterly chiseling work Archaic decorations On four round, hollow carved legs Handles in relief Weight of the bronze: 11.2 kg Dimensions: 40 x 27.5 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Germany Harmonious ritual vessel with surrounding archaic ornaments This Chinese ritual vessel was crafted from bronze during the Qing dynasty in the 18th century. It features a rectangular body which is referred to as fang-ding shape. The vessel stands on four hollow legs and has two handles in open work, which are worked in relief. The balanced body is decorated with grooves. Finely engraved archaic elements, such a meander motives, dragons and Taotie masks are visible on all sides of the neck and on the legs. The vessel comes with a matching base and a lid made of zitan wood. Ding vessels were used as ritual cult objects in sacrificial rites. The Bronze Age in China began with the Shang Dynasty were elaborate objects, including many ritual vessels, were crafted. Shang bronze smiths usually worked in foundries outside the cities to make ritual vessels, and sometimes weapons and chariot fittings as well. The bronze vessels were receptacles for storing or serving various solids and liquids used in the performance of sacred ceremonies. The most popular shapes include the Hu, the Jue, the Ding and the very rare Zhi form. It is typical of the developed Shang style that all available space is decorated, most often with stylized forms of real and imaginary animals. The most common motif is the Taotie which shows a mythological being presented frontally on a horizontal plane to form a symmetrical design. The bronze vessel with lid, base and natural patina is in good condition for its age with only slight signs of wear such as minor scratches and nicks. The underside of the mouth rim shows cracks. The height of the bronze measures 40 cm and the width is 27.5 cm. With base and lid, the height is 49 cm. The weight of the bronze is 11.2 kg. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Large Huanghuali Compound Cabinet, China, 17th C

Lot 41: Large Huanghuali Compound Cabinet, China, 17th C

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Description: Huanghuali China, 17th century Of sober rectangular form Relief decoration with dragons and ruyi Dimensions: 245 x 125 x 53.5 cm Visually good condition Provenance : Brought to Europe by a diplomatic family around 1900; private collection, Germany Literature: Sarah Handler, Ming Furniture in the light of Chinese Architecture, page 192 This cabinet dates to the 17th century and is made of the precious wood Huanghuali. The two-part cabinet is of rectangular form, with two pairs of hinged doors opening to an empty compartment. The lower apron is carved with dragons and ruyi elements in relief. The simplistic rectangular shape is otherwise without frills and only adorned with plain metal fittings in order to let the noble wood, which features a fine grain and beautiful patina, stand out. Cabinets of this kind first and foremost had a practical value and were used to store clothes and linen as well as paintings and books. Since furniture of this size was usually an eye-catching element of a room, this type of cabinet was also a testimony of the owner's taste and social status. The cabinet is in good, restored condition with minor signs of wear. Some wood sections may be replacements. Here and there the restoration is more noticeable. The fittings are partially re-attached with nails. The cabinet measures 245 cm in height, 125 cm in width and 53.5 cm in depth. Huang-hua-li Huanghuali (Dalbergia odorifera) is a rare rosewood type, which was used in China for traditional medicine and to make precious furniture. Originally known as huali or hualu, the specification 'huang' (yellowish-brown) was added in the 20th century to differentiate between aged Huanghuali with a yellowish brown patina and newer, so-called xinhuali. Huanghuali literally means 'yellowish blooming pear wood'. Very good Huanghuali wood has a shimmering, near translucent surface with a beautiful, abstract grain. The color varies from reddish brown to golden yellow. Huanghuali probably originally came from the island Hainan, but similar kinds also grow in northern Vietnam, Guangxi and Indochina. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Rare Moon-Gazing Bamboo Chair, China, Qing

Lot 42: Rare Moon-Gazing Bamboo Chair, China, Qing

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Description: Elmwood and bamboo China, 19th century Purist design Beautiful patina Dimensions: 72 x 118 x 71 cm Visually good condition Provenance: Private collection, Germany Rare piece of furniture in a simple yet elegant design This Chinese reclining chair dates to the 19th century. The well-shaped frame made of elmwood features of a curved seat made of bamboo blades with a circular head rest, which stands on straight legs on the front and on curved legs on the back. The curvate armrests are supported by a short, decorative baluster finial. It is the combination of round and square elements, which makes this rare piece of furniture particularly attractive. Chairs of this particular form are called moon-gazing chairs and were mainly used for informal conversations among friends. The lounge chair is in visually good condition with light signs of age. It shows traces of restoration. The dimensions are 72 x 118 x 71 cm (height x length x width). Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Two Carved Side Tables with Mother of Pearl Inlays, China, Qing

Lot 43: Two Carved Side Tables with Mother of Pearl Inlays, China, Qing

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Description: Rose wood inlaid with mother of pearl China, Canton, Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) Openwork at top and sides Decorated with mother of pearl inlays Dimensions: 70 x 37 x 37 cm; 64.3 x 28 x 28 cm Visually good condition Provenance: Private collection, Germany Finely carved pieces of furniture with elegant open work and charming mother of pearl inlays These two tables were carved in China during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) and feature finest woodcarving. The square open work table tops and aprons show fine archaic patterns. The edges of the table top are decorated with delicate mother of pearl inlays. The tall, narrow legs are connected with plain bars. The tables are in good, restored condition. The dimensions are 70 x 37 x 37 cm and 64.3 x 28 x 28 cm respectively (height x with x depth). Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Pair of Large Huanghuali Cabinets, China, 17th C

Lot 44: Pair of Large Huanghuali Cabinets, China, 17th C

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Description: Huanghuali China, 17th century Elegant, classic design and form Fine grain and patina Dimensions: 143.7 x 90.5 x 42.5 cm Visually good condition Provenance: Private estate, Germany Pair of important cabinets featuring the classic design of the time This pair of Ming style cabinets dates to 17thcentury China and was crafted from the rare and valuable huanghuali wood. Each cabinet is of rectangular tapering form, with a protruding top above two panel doors opening to a shelf and two small drawers. The bodies are raised on a curved and finely carved apron above short square legs. The plain latches and pulls set subtle highlights. The fine grain and patina of the huanghuali wood make these pieces of furniture particularly appealing. Cabinets of this kind first and foremost had a practical value and were used to store clothes and linen as well as paintings and books. The cabinets are in good, restored condition with light wear. Few brownish to black stains are visible and there are a few scratch marks. The cabinets measure 143.7 x 90.5 x 42.5 cm (height x width x depth). Huang-hua-li Huanghuali (Dalbergia odorifera) is a rare type of rosewood that was used in China for traditional medicine and to make precious furniture. Originally known as huali or hualu, the specification 'huang' (yellowish-brown) was added in the 20th century to differentiate between aged Huanghuali with a yellowish brown patina and newer, so-called xinhuali. Huanghuali literally means 'yellowish blooming pear wood'. Very good Huanghuali wood has a shimmering, near translucent surface with a beautiful, abstract grain. The color varies from reddish brown to golden yellow. Huanghuali probably originally came from the island Hainan, but similar kinds also grow in northern Vietnam, Guangxi and Indochina. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Pair of Huanghuali 'Official's Hat' Armchairs, 18th C

Lot 45: Pair of Huanghuali 'Official's Hat' Armchairs, 18th C

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Description: Huanghuali China (South), 18th century Elegant Nanguanmaoyi, so-called Official's Hat, shape Back panel with relief carving Dimensions: 99 x 58.5 x 47 cm; 98.5 x 59 x 46 cm Visually good condition Provenance: Private collection, Germany Very rare pair of large Nanguanmaoyi armchairs, carved from one of the most expensive woods in the world These armchairs date to the 18th century and are carved from huanghuali, one of the most precious woods in the world. These so-called 'Official´s Hat' chairs, or nanguanmaoyi, display one of the most popular forms of Chinese furniture, which has evolved over centuries. The first known representation of a nanguanmaoyi chair is a cave painting and was found in Dunhuang in northwestern China. The rectilinear frames of the present chairs feature an elegant shape. The slightly curved splats are adorned with finely carved ornaments. Curvate round bars form the armrests. The square seats with fine meshwork rest upon square legs. The aprons on the front are adorned with a pierced decorative carving. Subtle features such as this as well as the combination of round and angular elements make these pieces of furniture especially rare and highly coveted amongst collectors of Chinese furniture. The chairs are in good, restored condition with minor signs of wear. They measure 99 x 58.5 x 47 cm and 98.5 x 59 x 46 cm respectively (height x width x depth). Huang-hua-li Huanghuali (Dalbergia odorifera) is a rare type of rosewood that was used in China for traditional medicine and to make precious furniture. Originally known as huali or hualu, the specification 'huang' (yellowish-brown) was added in the 20th century to differentiate between aged Huanghuali with a yellowish brown patina and newer, so-called xinhuali. Huanghuali literally means 'yellowish blooming pear wood'. Very good Huanghuali wood has a shimmering, near translucent surface with a beautiful, abstract grain. The color varies from reddish brown to golden yellow. Huanghuali probably originally came from the island Hainan, but similar kinds also grow in northern Vietnam, Guangxi and Indochina. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Rare Hongmu Wood Dragon Cabinet, China, Qing

Lot 46: Rare Hongmu Wood Dragon Cabinet, China, Qing

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Description: Hongmu China, Qing dynasty (1644-1912) Cabinet with elaborate relief carving Dragon motifs on the four doors Dimensions: 262 x 140 x 55 cm Good original condition, beautiful patina Provenance: from the estate of Bernhard von Bülow, the German secretary of Foreign affaires during the Boxer Revolution in China Rare cabinet carved from a noble wood, which boasts magnificent carving work This dragon cabinet dates to Qing dynasty (1644-1912) China. The imposing body is made of Hongmu wood. The latter was a sought-after so called blackwood, that was at the height of its popularity in the Qing Dynasty and was predominately used for richly carved furnitures for the Imperial court. The present cabinet features masterful relief carving that adorns the four doors, the hidden compartment and the frame. The panels depict five-clawed dragons - a symbol of the emperor - chasing the flaming pearl amidst scrolling clouds. The scales of the coiling dragon bodies are rendered in the finest manner and the lush cloud background is delicately carved. In Chinese symbolism the dragon stands for power and strength, the pearl signifies wisdom and truth. The upper interior shows one shelf, the lower part one shelf and two small drawers. Furthermore there are two hidden compartments in the base. Plain brass hinges and fittings refine the exterior. The cabinet is in good condition with signs of age as well as wear and abrasions consistent with age. Smaller parts here and there could be later additions. The dimensions are 262 x 140 x 55 cm (height x width x depth). Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Pair of Sancai Glazed Fo Dog Figures, China, Qing Dynasty

Lot 47: Pair of Sancai Glazed Fo Dog Figures, China, Qing Dynasty

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Description: Glazed pottery China, Qing dynasty (1644-1912) Each lively creature modelled crouching on a square plinth With bulging eyes, wide-open mouth and ferocious expression Scratching its cheek with one hind claw Applied overall with a lustrous sancai glaze Dimensions (incl. plinth): 34 x 28 x 28 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection, Denmark Beautiful pair of guardian lion glazed in bold colors This pair of fo dog figures was crafted in China during the Qing dynasty (1644-1912). Each lively creature is modelled crouching on a square plinth. With bulging eyes, wide-open mouth and a ferocious expression they are depicted scratching a cheek with one hind claw. The figures are applied overall with a lustrous sancai glaze. The merging colors endow the figures with an extraordinary aesthetic quality. A magnificent example of traditional sancai glaze! The lions are in good condition with slight signs of wear. Both plinth show minor chips to some of the corners. The figures measure 34 x 28 x 28 cm (height x length x width). Sancai Sancai (translated: 'three colours') is a lead-glazing technique, usually consisting of three different colours, which developed in China during the Tang Dynasty (618-907) and was mainly for decorating figural sculptures, mostly burial objects. Sancai ceramic and porcelain wares typically show a green, auburn and amber glaze on a light background. On rare occasions cobalt blue was also used. Via the Silk Road, the technique was exported to Syria, Cyprus and finally Italy where it enjoyed great popularity during the 15th century. Fo Lions Fo lions, also called guardian lions, enjoy high popularity in Chinese art. Their appearance is reminiscent of a mixture between a dragon and a lion. These mythical creatures usually come in pairs and were originally positioned to guard the entrance of Buddhist temples. In the arts and crafts, they are often refigured as doorknockers or decorative ceramic, marble, or bronze vessels. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Pair of Blue and White Porcelain Qilin, China, 19th C

Lot 48: Pair of Blue and White Porcelain Qilin, China, 19th C

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Description: Glazed porcelain China, 19th century Each stoutly modelled seated on its haunches Horned and bearded head with bulging eyes, protruding nose and ferocious expression Maned body with protruding ribs and folds of skin Applied overall in underglaze blue with speckles and streaks Dimensions: 40 x 26 x 18 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection, Berlin Awe-inspiring pair of creatures from Chinese mythology This pair of porcelain qilin was crafted in 19th century China. The beasts are each stoutly modelled, seated on its haunches. The horned and bearded heads have bulging eyes, a protruding nose and a ferocious expression. The open mouth reveals the sharp fangs and outstretched tongue. The maned body with protruding ribs and folds of skin is applied overall in underglaze blue with speckles and streaks. Both qilin are in good condition with signs of wear. One shows a crack to the stomach. They measure 40 x 26 x 18 cm (height x length x width). Qilin The Qilin is known as one of the four Chinese miracle creatures. It is a chimera animal - a sort of stag with a dragon's head and ox hooves combined with a lion's head and a carp's beard. Even though the beast is thought to be rather large, it is known to be able to walk on grass without breaking it or crushing bugs. Fitting this, the Qilin is also known to live off a strict vegetarian diet. Its name is a combination of the male Qi and the female Lin and thus incorporates the principle of Yin and Yang and the dualism of the sexes. According to Chinese mythology, Qilins can turn thousand years old. The first Qilin was apparently caught back at Confuzius' time, but was immediately killed - much to the philosopher's disappointment. Lacking any comparable animals, the Chinese called the first giraffe they saw a Qilin - it was brought to China by the famous seafarer Zheng He (1371-1433/35) who brought the animal from one of his journeys to his emperor Yongle (1360-1424). Until today, giraffes are actually called kirin in Japanese and Korean. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Large Blue & White Porcelain Bowl with Landscape, Transitional

Lot 49: Large Blue & White Porcelain Bowl with Landscape, Transitional

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Description: Glazed blue and white porcelain China, Transitional period, 17th Century Bulbous body Slightly outward curved mouth rim Decorated with an encircling, highly detailed landscape painting On an open work wooden base (later) Imposing size Dimensions 46 x 53 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Italy Richly decorated jardinière of considerable size and deep sound from the Transitional periodThis Chinese porcelain bowl of superior size dates to the 17th century and shows on all sides a decoration with fine blue underglaze painting. The bulbous body rises on a round foot rim, tapers slightly downwards and forms a slightly convex mouth. The inside is glazed in white, only the foot shows the untreated color of the porcelain. The wall is decorated with an encircling landscape painting that invites to marvel and admire. A detailed mountain landscape with trees, pagodas, rolling by clouds, fishermen, and birds in the sky can be seen. The jardinière has a balanced shape and comes together with an open work wooden base of a later date. The porcelain bowl is in good condition with only slight age-related signs of wear such as tiny nicks at the base and small manufacturing flaws here and there. The height measures 46 cm and the diameter is 53 cm. With base, the height measures 55 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Blue and White Porcelain Brush Washer, Jiaqing Mark and Period

Lot 50: Blue and White Porcelain Brush Washer, Jiaqing Mark and Period

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Description: Glazed blue and white porcelain China, Jiaqing period (1796-1820) Base with six character seal mark of Jiaqing Of rectangular form Finely painted with an intricate diaper pattern overall With two round ornaments The inverted rim with bats and peaches Base with eight spur marks Dimensions: 15 x 9,5 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection Germany Fine porcelain brush washer with an extensive decorThis Chinese brush washer was made in the Jiaqing period (1796-1820) of glazed blue and white porcelain. The washer has a rectangular form and is decorated on all sides with a fine, intricate diaper pattern and two round ornaments can be found on one of the long sides. The inverted rim is ornate with bats and peaches, symbols of longevity. A rectangular recess also provides a view into the interior, which show white glazed as well. On the ground in the middle the six character seal mark of Jiaqing is visible in blue. The brush washer is in good condition with age-related signs and overall wears such as small scratches and nicks. The width measures 15 cm and is depth is 9.5 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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