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Auction Description for California Asian Art Auction Gallery USA: Magnificent Asian Works of Art
Auction Description:
California Asian Art Auction Gallery's Magnificient Asian Works of Art sale on December 10, 2016 will present rare and magnificent private collections, including Qing Dynasty snuff bottles, Tibetan gilt bronze Buddha, Qing ceramics, white jades, and Chinese paintings.
Sale Notes:
PREVIEW: December 3 - 9, 2016 from 10:00AM to 5:00PM PST or by appointment

Magnificent Asian Works of Art (246 Lots)

by California Asian Art Auction Gallery USA


246 lots with images

December 10, 2016

Live Auction

El Monte, CA, USA

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A CINNABAR LACQUER 'FLOWER AND BIRDS' CARRY BOX

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Description: Of rectangular section comprising two similarly carved drawers, with a flat cover variously carved three scholars standing amidst a landscape with mountains, trees and rocks, the sides of the cover and box decorated with a ground of flowering and fruiting branches surrounded flying pigeons, fitted with a tray surmounted by a rectangular shaped handle carved with similar scrolled flowering branches in black lacquer against red ground. Qing Dynasty period.

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GU WENBIN: INK AND COLOR ON SILK 'POEM' ROUND FAN

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Description: Color and ink on silk, one side with peony flowers and butterflies, the reverse with poem inscriptions, signed with Gu Wenbin and three seals, with fitted transparent cover box.

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A WHITE JADE CARVED 'POEM' TABLE SCREEN

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Description: The jade screen delicately carved with poem inscription on both sides, with a key fret border along the rectangular side. Qing Dynasty period.

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PU JIN: COLOR AND INK ON PAPER 'AUTUMN LANDSCAPE' FAN PAINTING

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Description: Color and ink on paper, fan painting, autumn landscape. Inscribed and signed with Pu Jin, with one seal of the artist. The reverse with ink on paper poem inscriptions and signed Xue Zhai with two seals of the artist.

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LIMITED ALBUM OF FIRST SERIES RMB 62 MINIATURE GOLD BARS

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Description: Total of 62 gold bars in 620 gram pure gold. Issued in 2009 by China Banknote Printing and Minting Corporation, this set including 12 different denominations and 62 designs of first series RMB(Chinese Yuan) introduced from 1948 to 1953, all in miniature gold bar form, with a fitted luxury leather bag. Limited Edition: No.3552 out of 8000.

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A SET OF TWO LINGBI SCHOLAR'S ROCKS

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Description: Consisting of two irregular form Lingbi scholar's rock, fitted with wooden stands.

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A SET OF TWO LINGBI SCHOLAR'S ROCKS

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Description: Consisting of two irregular form Lingbi scholar's rock, fitted with wooden stands.

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A SET OF TWO LINGBI SCHOLAR'S ROCKS

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Description: Consisting of two irregular form Lingbi scholar's rock, fitted with wooden stands.

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AN INSCRIBED TORTOISE SHELL

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Description: An inscribed tortoise shell

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A GERMANY SWORD

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Description: The long slightly curved metal blade tapering to a pointed tip, with a fitted black scabbard.

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A GILT BRONZE WIRE GEMS AND KINGFISHER FEATHER INLAID RUYI SCEPTER

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Description: Delicately executed in filigree, the ruyi scepter head embellished with a large tourmaline in the manner of peach flanked by five bats modelled by kingfisher feather, the arched handle further inlaid with three different types of gems spaced by kingfisher feather 'shou' character, all reserved on elaborate gilt wire ground. Qing Dynasty period.

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A SOAPSTONE SHOUSHAN STANDING ELDER FIGURE

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Description: Skillfully carved, the elder is shown standing wearing long and flowing robes draped in elegant folds, his right hand holding a long tree branch crutch, left hand holding a bead bracelet, face with serene expression. Qing Dynasty period.

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A SET OF FIVE SMOKY QUARTZ TEAPOT AND CUPS

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Description: Consisting of four wine cups, each of square section, the body carved with archaistic mythical beast decoration in shallow relief reserved on key-fret ground, flanked by two mythical beast handles; and a square section teapot, the body with similar design. Late Qing Early Republic period.

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A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE ROUND INKSTONE

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Description: Of circular form, the body decorated with archaistic pattern in blue and white, base with inscription. Qing Dynasty period.

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A LARGE WUCAI FIGURES WASHER

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Description: Well potted of large compressed form, the exterior finely painted with continuous scene of groups of officials and beauties standing or sitting in the mountainous setting, everyone's hand holding a branch of flowers or sprigs, around the washer mouth rim finely decorated with gilt glazed border enclosed band of key-fret in scarlet, the base with a six character inscription. Late Qing Dynasty period.

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A SET OF FIVE BLUE AND WHITE CERAMIC OBJECTS

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Description: Comprising of a fan shaped box with cover, a perching bird form box, a moulded turtle form ornament, a figure jar and a moon shaped ware with a copper spoon. Ming/Qing Dynasty period.

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A SET OF FIVE GLAZED CERAMIC OBJECTS

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Description: Comprising of a celadon glazed bowl, a circular ge-type dish, a tea-dust glaze dish with two small ware inside, a six faced ware and a small white glazed ware. Yuan/Ming Dynasty period.

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A LONGQUAN CELADON GLAZED TRIPOD CENSER

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Description: The compressed globular body raised from three short tampering feet to a straight neck with thick everted rim, flanked by a pair of long upright handles, covered overall with a thick celadon glaze. Yuan Dynasty period.

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A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF WHITE TARA

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Description: The bodhisattva is shown standing with hips thrust to the right, right hand in varada mudra, clad in a dhoti with a sash draped across the legs. Qing Dynasty period.

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A GILT PAINTED BRONZE TARA

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Description: Seated in lalitasana on a double-lotus base with her right hand in varada mudra and her left raised in vitarkamudra, both holding the stem of a lotus blossoming at the shoulders, dressed in an ankle-length dhoti incised with a foliate pattern, the gilt-painted face with bow-shaped mouth and downcast eyes centered by a raised urna and surmounted by a foliate tiara, the hair in a conical chignon topped with a jewel.

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A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF USHNISHAVIJAYA

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Description: The three headed deity seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus base, the eight arms held in various mudras, dressed in a dhoti with elaborate jewellery, the hair piled up into a chignon crowned with a tiara. Early Qing Dynasty period.

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A SMALL BRONZE SILVER INLAID BODHISATTVA

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Description: The bodhisattva is shown seated upon double lotus throne, adorned with beaded jewellry, with large belly, each hand holding an attribute, mouth agape revealing fangs. The lotus leaf and necklace inlaid in silver. Ming Dynasty period.

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A PAIR OF CINNABAR LACQUER DRAGON BOWL WITH STAND

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Description: The body rising to a sharply everted lip, the body deeply carved with a single band composed of sinuous dragons amidst auspicious clouds, with a geometric border around foot rim. Early Qing Dynasty period.

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A FISH FOSSIL STONE

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Description: A fish fossil stone

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A LARGE WHITE JADE SNUFF BOTTLE

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Description: Of rounded-rectangular outline, rising from a short footring to a rounded shoulder and a short cylindrical neck, the stone of even polished white tone, with coral stopper. Qing Dynasty period.

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A WHITE SHOUSHAN STONE LINGZHI SCEPTER

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Description: Carved as a stem of lingzhi, at the end of long slender shaft surmounted by two small lingzhi sprigs, incised with running script inscription on shaft and signed Shang Jun to the end, the white stone with minor black speckles and veins of russet inclusion. Qing Dynasty period.

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A MARBLE CARVED HEAD OF BODHISATTVA

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Description: Mounted. The face with serene expression, with arched eyebrows, flanked by two large pendulous earlobes, hair combed into chignon held together by elaborate pointed crown further decorated with three miniature bodhisattva figures.

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A STONE CARVED GILT INLAID FIGURE OF LISHI

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Description: The guardian is powerfully modelled standing upon a stand, body slightly turned to the right, both hands resting upon his sword which is missing, wearing full armor with large circular gilt breast plates with semi-precious gem, shoulder with a cape, both arms with mythical beast gilt elbow armor, face with stern expression, with large eyes and broad nose, tightly fitted with helmet embellished with semi-precious gems. Tang Dynasty period.

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A WHITE JADE CARVED 'DRAGON' JADE SEAL

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Description: The seal is modelled as one round seal adjoined with a square seal, the top surmounted with five ferocious crouching chilong with bulging eyes and mane, the square seal face deeply and finely carved with four character reading Qianlong Yu shang; the round seal finely carved with four character reading Xin Tian Zhu Ren. The stone is of smooth white tone with minor russet inclusions. Qing Dynasty period.

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A PAIR OF WHITE JADE ROPE-TWISTED DRAGON PENDANTS

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Description: Each dragon pendant is modelled with its sinuous body as twisted rope, the stylized dragon head with mouth agape, the stone is of smoothly polished white tone. Warring State period.

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A WHITE JADE-INSET ROSEWOOD BOX AND COVER

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Description: The rectangular rosewood box overall finely carved with stylized kui pattern, on the top cover fitted with a white jade panel pierced with two phoenix's standing in lotus pond among the blossoming lotus, the stone of translucent white tone. Qing Dynasty period.

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A WHITE JADE LOTUS AND CARP PENDANT

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Description: Naturalistically modelled into a slender carp form with raised mouth and puckered lips, the body outlined by a tall dorsal fin supported a bunch of lotus leaf, the scales and fins finely incised , the stone of even white tone with dark russet inclusions. Qing Dynasty period.

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A WHITE JADE MYTHICAL BEAST CARVING

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Description: Shown recumbent with legs tucked beneath the body, head raised and turned to one side, the face with rounded eyes below bushy curly brow, the stone of an attractive smooth white color with faint russet inclusions. Ming Dynasty period.

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A PAIR OF SMALL GREEN JADE BANGLES

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Description: Each of small circular form, the stone of an even spinach-green tone with paler green inclusions and darker green mottling. Qing Dynasty period.

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A PAIR OF WHITE JADE DRAGON BRACELETS

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Description: Each of circular form, the bangle finely carved with stylized lines and with dragon-head-shaped terminals separated by a pearl. The stone is of translucent white tone. Qing Dynasty period.

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A SQUARE INSCRIBED BLACK STONE BRUSHPOT

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Description: Of square section, the brushpot finely incised with inscriptions bearing the signature Zheng banqiao and two seal marks in running script. Qing Dynasty period.

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A PAIR OF TIANHUANG STONE CARVED SEALS

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Description: Of upright rectangular section with slightly domed top finely carved in low-relief with a group of phoenixes of various sizes, each with their sharp beaks open and their heads shown in profile, turned away from their scrolling bodies, one side with a two character 'Cang Men' inscription, the yellowish-orange stone with white and russet veins and inclusions, with fitted box. Qing Dynasty period.

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A MARBLE CARVED FRAGMENT OF BODHISATTVA

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Description: Carved in high relief with the head and torso of bodhisattva, face with gentle smile, high pulled into chignon and wearing pointed crown, the head encircled by partial circular nimbus, wearing flowing robe open at chest revealing elaborate jewellry. Tang Dynasty period.

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A STONE RELIEF PANEL OF SHAKYAMUNI AND ATTENDANTS

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Description: The stone stele carved in high relief, depicting shakyamuni sitting on a pedestal to the center, wearing flowing robe falling graceful folds, his face with serene expression, flanked by two standing robed bodhisattvas holding attribute in one hand, all backed by large round nimbus. Northern Wei Dynasty period.

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A COLOR AND INK ON PAPER PAINTING

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Description: Color and ink on paper. Hanging scrolling. Insects. Inscribed and signed 'Qi Huang', with two seals of the artist.

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FU BAOSHI: COLOR AND INK ON PAPER 'LANDSCAPE' PAINTING

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Description: Color and ink on paper. Hanging scrolling. Landscape. Inscribed, signed, and with three seals of the artist. Dated August 1960.

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A PAIR OF SPINACH AND WHITE JADE HANGING PENDANTS

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Description: Each finely carved white jade pendant with a central medallion of auspicious character flanked by two bats in flight in relief, hanging with two agate carved double fish below, all below a hanging spinach green jade ruyi pendant with rosewood frame.

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A WHITE JADE CARVED MYTHICAL BEAST

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Description: Deftly carved as a recumbent mythical beast, face with bushy eyebrows, mouth grinning showing all his teeth, bifurcated tail splitting down his back, the stone of translucent white tone with natural veins and slightly russet inclusions. Qing Dynasty period.

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A JADE CARVED 'LUDUAN' BEAST CENSER

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Description: The censer is carved as a luduan standing with four legs ending in clawed feet. The detachable cover is modelled as the head of the ferocious beast with jaws agape and teeth bared, the beast with finely incised mane and tail flying behind, the stone is of white tone to the front half body and with russet skin to the rear half body. Ming Dynasty period.

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A WHITE JADE CARVED 'TAOTIE' CENSER

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Description: The compressed globular body with a waisted neck and lipped-rim, supported on slightly spreading foot, the rounded sides carved with two taotie mask divided by flanges, set with a pair of opposing dragon handles suspending loose rings, the translucent stone with some brownish and russet-stained veins. Ming Dynasty period.

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A WHITE JADE MYTHICAL BEAST SQUARE SEAL

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Description: Of square section with shallow sides, surmounted by a well carved crouching dragon in openwork, the mythical beast rendered with finely incised mane, bulging eyes and powerful claws, depicted standing foursquare with an arched back forming with a long tail curling upwards along the spine, the square seal face crisply carved a character in archaistic script, with fitted box. Ming Dynasty period.

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A CLOISONNE ENAMEL MODEL OF MAGPIE

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Description: Moulded into a standing magpie of gilt-bronze perching on a ragged-stone shape stand, with red, blue, green and white wings neatly tucked into the gilt tone body, the raised head with arched beak and large black rounded eyes, with white and green long erect tail feathers, close to the chest of magpie with a inscription mark of Qian Long. Qing Dynasty period.

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A BRONZE CENSER WITH COVER AND BASE

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Description: Of compressed form, raised on a short flared circular foot raising to an everted rim, the well-fitted rosewood cover pierced with archaistic ruyi pattern surmounted by a white jade as finial, the base with an inscription mark dated to fifth year of Xuande Reign. Ming Dynasty period.

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A GILT-BRONZE GEMS-INLAID MELON-SHAPED BOX

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Description: Naturalistically cast into the oval-shaped melon oriented on its side divided lengthwise into evenly spaced segments, cast in high relif with gnarled leafy branch and tendrils and two small cicadas in turquoise, the box similarly decorated with the scrolled stem issuing from one end, the base with Qianlong mark, with fitted wood stand. Qing Dynasty Qianlong period.

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A CELADON GLAZED LOTUS-PETAL BOWL

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Description: Rising from a short straight foot, the bowl of nine-lobed section with a barbed rim, applied overall with a greyish-celadon glaze. Tang Dynasty period.

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