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Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

by California Asian Art Auction Gallery USA


377 lots with images

September 14, 2013

Live Auction

123 S. Mission Dr.

# A, C, F

San Gabriel, CA, 91776 USA

Phone: 888-977-9588

Email: info@californiaasianartauction.com

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A RARE LARGE KESI PANEL 'PEONY FLOWERS'

Lot 301: A RARE LARGE KESI PANEL 'PEONY FLOWERS'

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Description: The large framed Kesi panel depicts blossoming peony flowers of pink, white, and blue, spread among five main branches and many flowers, against yellow background. 18th century. Provenance: Estate of Thomas Chang of United States

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A GROUP OF FIVE DOUCAI PORCELAIN PLAQUES

Lot 302: A GROUP OF FIVE DOUCAI PORCELAIN PLAQUES

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Description: The group include five Doucai porcelain plaques embedded in thick paper frame, each depicting different Immortal in garden and ocean settings, with a Chinese verse and artist mark on the side. Qing Dynasty period.

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A PAIR OF HARDWOOD HANGING PLAQUES INSET WITH JADE RHYMING COUPLET

Lot 303: A PAIR OF HARDWOOD HANGING PLAQUES INSET WITH JADE RHYMING COUPLET

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Description: The hardwood of brown color, inlaid with jade to create a rhyming couplet, each verse with seven characters. Artist signature and mark on one plaque. Qing Dynasty period.

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A FRAMED XIANG SILK EMBROIDERY 'PEACHES AND BIRD'

Lot 304: A FRAMED XIANG SILK EMBROIDERY 'PEACHES AND BIRD'

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Description: Vertical hanging scroll, framed, the Xiang embroidery depicts a chicken walking beneath a tree full of ripe peaches, two seal marks on the embroidery. Qing Dynasty period.

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A CARVED CORAL 'GUANYIN AND DRAGON' FIGURAL GROUP

Lot 305: A CARVED CORAL 'GUANYIN AND DRAGON' FIGURAL GROUP

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Description: Leaning sideways, the Guanyin is holding lingzhi in one hand, flowers in the other, dressed in flowing robes and ornate crown, she flies amidst clouds next to a fierce dragon, the body and claws mostly hidden within fire and clouds. The figural group is attached to its original pierce carved wood stand. Qing Dynasty period. Provenance: Estate of Thomas Chang of United States

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A CORAL CARVING OF BEAUTY AND A CORAL BROOCH

Lot 306: A CORAL CARVING OF BEAUTY AND A CORAL BROOCH

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Description: The coral carving depicts a beauty, wearing flowing robes, is holding a blooming lotus flower, while standing bare feet on top of a lotus leaf. The coral brooch depicts a flower basket full of blooming flowers with leaves. Qing Dynasty period.

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A GROUP OF THREE LARGE SU SILK EMBROIDERY PANELS

Lot 307: A GROUP OF THREE LARGE SU SILK EMBROIDERY PANELS

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Description: The group consists of three Su silk embroidery panels. The horizontal panel depicts nine fairy maidens with two attendants celebrating Xi Wangmu (Queen Mother of the West, immortal)'s birthday, each with different gifts, surrounded by auspicious symbols. The two vertical panels depicts ladies of different age in landscape and garden setting, the edges with scrolling flower and vine patterns, and bat patterns. Qing Dynasty period. Provenance: Estate of Thomas Chang of United States

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A SET FIVE OF INLAID MOTHER-OF-PEARL TABLE, CHAIRS, AND STANDS

Lot 308: A SET FIVE OF INLAID MOTHER-OF-PEARL TABLE, CHAIRS, AND STANDS

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Description: The inlaid mother-of-pearl furniture set includes two armchairs, two flower stands, and one square table. The armchair's backsplat pierce carved with two confronting dragons with a large round stone of gray color at center, frames decorated with flowers and vines patterns, similar motif on the armrest and legs, with plum flowers on the skirt, stands on four hoof legs. The square table's surface decorated with flower and vine patterns, mixed with figures of pagodas, people, hut, and other auspicious symbols, the hoof legs decorated with osmanthus flower patterns. The two en-suite flower stands also decorated with similar motif flower patterns. Qing Dynasty period. Provenance: Estate of Thomas Chang of United States

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A PAIR OF HORSESHOE BACKED CHAIRS

Lot 309: A PAIR OF HORSESHOE BACKED CHAIRS

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Description: The 'S'-shaped back splats delicately carved with a dragon and a mythical beast design, the curving top-rail supported on the front and back of side posts, the horseshoe terminating in rounded outward hooks, the threaded seat on rounded legs designed for easy folding, with stretchers on the front and back legs. The wood may be Huanghuali. Qing Dynasty period.Collector Mr. Tian, Thailand

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A CARVED HONGMU HARDWOOD TEA STAND

Lot 310: A CARVED HONGMU HARDWOOD TEA STAND

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Description: The tea stand's table top inset with smooth stone panel of white color, the hipped legs with stepped openwork squared-scroll brackets, stands on bead-form feet, the reverse of stone panel with Chinese calligraphy characters. 19th century. Provenance: Estate of Thomas Chang of United States

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A LARGE NATURALISTIC IRONWOOD ROOT BRUSH POT

Lot 311: A LARGE NATURALISTIC IRONWOOD ROOT BRUSH POT

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Description: Of irregular cylindrical form, the ironwood brush pot is carved materialistically, with bumps, creases, small holes, and wrinkled surface, the top and bottom decorated with wooded rim, all with natural color and grain. 19th century. Provenance: Estate of Thomas Chang of United States

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A GROUP OF FIVE FURNITURE AND DECORATIONS

Lot 312: A GROUP OF FIVE FURNITURE AND DECORATIONS

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Description: The group includes two Hongmu hardwood armchairs, a hardwood table, a marble plinth, and a bronze statue. The backrest and seats made of soft paddings, the armrest with stepped openwork squared-scroll brackets, and the apron carved with similar motif. The Yingmu wood table enclosed three smooth rock panels on top, with three full drawers, the legs stylistically curved, and the stretcher in Chinese coin design. The marble plinth with octagonal foot and top, and cylindrical cone form in the middle. The statue depicts a naked young man, wearing only sandals and a leaf covering private part, stands in a casual stance.

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SHEN XI: A GREEN CLAY 'CHRYSANTHEMUM' TEAPOT

Lot 313: SHEN XI: A GREEN CLAY 'CHRYSANTHEMUM' TEAPOT

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Description: The teapot made from uncommon clay, the body of compressed globular form, intricately incised and relief carved of chrysanthemum flowers on one side, and the handle of elegant half moon shape. Bottom bears four characters mark "Cha Shu Xiang Wen", and artist mark 'Shen Xi' beneath the handle.

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SHEN XI: A YELLOW CLAY 'BRICK' TEAPOT

Lot 314: SHEN XI: A YELLOW CLAY 'BRICK' TEAPOT

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Description: Of rectangular form, one side molded with four Chinese characters "Chi Wu Yuan Nian", the other side elegantly carved with plum flowers, bamboo, and viewing stones in a few strokes, the spout, handle, and finial all in mostly angular forms. Bottom with four character "Cha Shu Xiang Wen" mark, and a two character mark "Shen Xi" beneath the lid.

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YANG PENGNIAN: A PURPLE CLAY 'WELL' TEAPOT

Lot 315: YANG PENGNIAN: A PURPLE CLAY 'WELL' TEAPOT

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Description: The teapot in the shape of water well, the body impressed with Chinese verses and signed by "Man Sheng", the color of dark red-brown, the clay mixed with rough sand. Bottom bears four character "A Man Tuo Shi", and handle with "Peng Nian" artist mark.

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JING XICHEN: A RED CLAY 'GAO DENG' TEAPOT

Lot 316: JING XICHEN: A RED CLAY 'GAO DENG' TEAPOT

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Description: Of globular form, the teapot with a high spout, a seamless lid surmounted by a Chinese coin decorated ball form finial, the surface smooth and with dark red color. Bottom bears "Jing Xichen" artist mark.

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SHAO JUNGENG: A PURPLE CLAY 'LI MAO' TEAPOT

Lot 317: SHAO JUNGENG: A PURPLE CLAY 'LI MAO' TEAPOT

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Description: The body of globular form, with high rising spout and ear shaped handle on the side, the lid and finial depicts a Chinese 'Dou Li', or a conical bamboo hat, the smooth surface of even dark red color. Bottom bears four character "Shao Jungeng" artist mark.

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WANG DONGNIAN: A YELLOW CLAY 'NV GAI LIAN ZI' TEAPOT

Lot 318: WANG DONGNIAN: A YELLOW CLAY 'NV GAI LIAN ZI' TEAPOT

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Description: Of compressed globular form, the body carved with Chinese verses and signed by "Ban Qiao Dao Ren" and supported by a ring foot, the finial of buffalo nose shape, and the smooth body surface of light brown. The bottom bears six characters "Wang Dongshi" artist mark, and two character "Dongshi" mark on the handle.

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WANG DONGSHI: A RED CLAY 'CHAINED MACE' TEAPOT

Lot 319: WANG DONGSHI: A RED CLAY 'CHAINED MACE' TEAPOT

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Description: Of globular shape, the body carved with Chinese verses, signed by "Bao Wengming", the finial attached with chain-style rings, the whole teapot in the form of ancient weapon 'Bo Lang Zhui', a round mace attached to a chain. Bottom bears six characters "Yang Dongshi" artist mark, the handle with two character "Dongshi" artist mark.

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SHAO DAHENG: A PURPLE CLAY 'DUO ZHU' TEAPOT

Lot 320: SHAO DAHENG: A PURPLE CLAY 'DUO ZHU' TEAPOT

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Description: The teapot overall shape of three balls stacked together, from large body to medium lid and small finial, the uncarved smooth body of deep purple-brown color, and a two character "Da Heng" artist mark beneath the lid.

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A GREEN CLAY 'PERSIMMON' TEAPOT

Lot 321: A GREEN CLAY 'PERSIMMON' TEAPOT

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Description: Of globular form, the body separated into six lobes, one side with a river side view including river, boats, mountains, huts, and trees, the other side with Chinese verses and artist signature "Tie Hua Xuan", the handle and spout depict branches, and the lid with additional leaves and branches.

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WU YUNGEN: A PURPLE CLAY 'GULING' TEAPOT

Lot 322: WU YUNGEN: A PURPLE CLAY 'GULING' TEAPOT

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Description: Of rectangular cone form, the teapot stands on four wide corner feet, rising to a rounded square neck and lid, the finial of bridge form. Bottom bears four character "Wu Yungen" mark, lid with two character mark.

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A PURPLE CLAY 'FLOWERS' HEXAGONAL TEA JAR WITH COVER

Lot 323: A PURPLE CLAY 'FLOWERS' HEXAGONAL TEA JAR WITH COVER

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Description: Of tapering hexagonal form, the sides depict blossoming flowers over key-fret patterns, the shoulder with scrolling flower pattern, the lid made of wood. Qing Dynasty period.

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A MELON FORM ZISHA STONEWARE TEAPOT

Lot 324: A MELON FORM ZISHA STONEWARE TEAPOT

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Description: Of compressed globular form, the body separated into four melon lobe shaped sections, depicting a river side scene with boats, pavilion, and tree, the other side with Chinese verses and artist signature "Pei Shimin", the finial shaped similar to branch, and bottom bears three character seal mark.

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A YELLOW CLAY 'BUDDHA'S HAND' TEAPOT

Lot 325: A YELLOW CLAY 'BUDDHA'S HAND' TEAPOT

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Description: The teapot naturalistically molded in Buddha's Hand fruit shape, the branch with leaves acting as handle, the leaves and small plant on top act as lid and finial, the side carved with Chinese verse, and bottom bears four character "Pei Shimin" mark.

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A PAINTED ZISHA STONEWARE 'FLOWERS' TEAPOT

Lot 326: A PAINTED ZISHA STONEWARE 'FLOWERS' TEAPOT

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Description: Of cylindrical form, the body separated into four painted medallions, one side with peony flowers and vines, the other side with chrysanthemum flowers and leaves, while the medallion near handle and spout depicts dense foliage, all between scrolling band patterns, the finial with a complete Bagua Taichi pattern; the body mostly with green ground, the spout, handle, rim, and finial in blue ground. Bottom bears artist seal mark. 18th century.

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A YELLOW CLAY FLORIFORM COVERED JAR WITH GLAZED INTERIOR

Lot 327: A YELLOW CLAY FLORIFORM COVERED JAR WITH GLAZED INTERIOR

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Description: The jar of bowl shape, with eight petals floriform edge, exterior depicts pavilions and trees within a mountain region, the other side with artist signature "Qian Tao Shi", the inside and bottom glazed white with crackle patterns.

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A ZISHA STONEWARE VASE

Lot 328: A ZISHA STONEWARE VASE

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Description: Of tapering form with long neck and flared rims, the body depicts a Shou Lao holding a staff and a peach, with a bat flying close by, the reverse with Chinese inscriptions, the neck with two beast mask looped handles, the rim with scrolling key-fret pattern, the bottom with four character "Mu Bao Tang" mark. Qing Dynasty period.

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A YELLOW CLAY 'PINE TREE' BRUSH POT

Lot 329: A YELLOW CLAY 'PINE TREE' BRUSH POT

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Description: Of long cylindrical form, the brush pot's exterior depict a well-grown pine tree under the rising sun, the side with Chinese verses, artist signature and mark, the bottom with a round four character "Jin Ding Shang Biao" mark.

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A YELLOW CLAY 'BAMBOO AND MOUNTAINS' TRIANGULAR BRUSH POT

Lot 330: A YELLOW CLAY 'BAMBOO AND MOUNTAINS' TRIANGULAR BRUSH POT

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Description: Of long triangular form, the brush pot's edges molded similar to bamboo sections, one side depicts a small hut in a deep mountains, one side depicts bamboo trees, and the third side with Chinese verses, artist sign and mark 'Qian Tao'.

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A YELLOW CLAY 'MOUNTAINS' RECTANGULAR BRUSH POT

Lot 331: A YELLOW CLAY 'MOUNTAINS' RECTANGULAR BRUSH POT

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Description: Of long rectangular form, the brush pot supported by four short legs on the edge, the exterior with scenes of mountain, bamboo, and two poems, artist mark "Qian Tao Shi".

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A ZISHA STONWARE NARCISSUS PLANTER

Lot 332: A ZISHA STONWARE NARCISSUS PLANTER

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Description: A Zisha stoneware narcissus planter, accented with enamel flower designs and is complete with a wood base. Republic period.

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A PAIR OF ZISHA STONEWARE 'DRAGONS' SAUCERS

Lot 333: A PAIR OF ZISHA STONEWARE 'DRAGONS' SAUCERS

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Description: Of perfect round form, the plate's surface depict two four-claw dragons flying amidst clouds, chasing after the flaming pearl, against key-fret patterned background, four character "Chen Guanhu" mark within the flaming pearl.

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AN OCTAGONAL UNGERGLAZED BLUE ZISHA STONEWARE PLATE

Lot 334: AN OCTAGONAL UNGERGLAZED BLUE ZISHA STONEWARE PLATE

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Description: Of octagonal shape, the plate's interior with white glaze, painted a mountain scene with pagoda, mountains, trees, birds, and small huts, corner with short Chinese verse with four character "Qi Tao Shi Zuo" mark, bottom bears four characters "Jin Ding Shang Biao" mark.

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A SET OF FOUR ZISHA STONEWARE WITH GLAZE PLATES

Lot 335: A SET OF FOUR ZISHA STONEWARE WITH GLAZE PLATES

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Description: The plates of six petal floriform, the interior and bottom in white glaze with crackle patterns, the exterior depicts bamboo branches and leaves, with different Chinese verse on each plate, artist signature "Zi Zhi" on the side, and the rim with key-fret patterns.

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A GROUP OF SEVENTEEN ZISHA STONEWARE IMITATION NUTS WITHIN FRUIT BOX

Lot 336: A GROUP OF SEVENTEEN ZISHA STONEWARE IMITATION NUTS WITHIN FRUIT BOX

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Description: The group includes a fruit basket filled with seventeen Zisha stoneware imitation nuts and vegetables, such as water chestnut, peanuts, lychee, eggplant, chestnut, walnut, and Cigu, molded with naturalistic forms and colors, some with artist mark "Ming Yuan".

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A PURPLE CLAY WINE POT

Lot 337: A PURPLE CLAY WINE POT

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Description: The body in pear form, divided evenly into six petal-like lobes, the lid with similar design, the finial shaped similar to a six-lobed melon, and bottom bears three character "Wang Yinchun" mark.

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A GREEN CLAY 'BUTTERFLIES AND FLOWERS' TEAPOT

Lot 338: A GREEN CLAY 'BUTTERFLIES AND FLOWERS' TEAPOT

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Description: Of compressed globular form, the teapot's exterior depict two butterflies flying next to lotus flowers, with branches turned into spout and handle, the top with similar motif, bottom of lid and bottom of teapot bears artist mark "Ji Yishun".

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A PURPLE CLAY TEAPOT

Lot 339: A PURPLE CLAY TEAPOT

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Description: Of pear form, the body inscribed with Chinese verses with artist signature "Cheng Xiuzhen", the domed lid with a round bead-like finial, and bottom with additional Chinese inscription mark.

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A GREEN CLAY 'PUMPKIN' TEAPOT

Lot 340: A GREEN CLAY 'PUMPKIN' TEAPOT

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Description: Of pumpkin form and shape, the body in twelve even lobed sections, the spout composed from a closed leaf, the handle and finial depicts the pumpkin branches, with pumpkin leaves and flowers on the sides, the bottom of lid and teapot bears "Jiang Rong" artist mark.

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A YELLOW CLAY 'BUDDHA'S HAND' TEAPOT

Lot 341: A YELLOW CLAY 'BUDDHA'S HAND' TEAPOT

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Description: Naturalistically molded into a Buddha's Hand fruit shape, the teapot's body decorated with leaves, the handle resembles the branch, the lid and finial were composed of branch, leaves, and peanut, the bottom of lid and the bottom of teapot with two character "Jiang Rong" mark.

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A RED CLAY 'BAMBOO' TEAPOT

Lot 342: A RED CLAY 'BAMBOO' TEAPOT

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Description: Of flattened cylindrical form, the body segmented similar to bamboo sections, the spout, handle, and finial in curled bamboo sticks form with leaves, the bottom with artist mark "Zhu Kexin".

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A RED CLAY 'SQUIRRELS AND GRAPES' TEAPOT

Lot 343: A RED CLAY 'SQUIRRELS AND GRAPES' TEAPOT

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Description: Of globular form, the body depicts a squirrel climbing the vines towards the grapes, the lid with similar motif, the handle and finial shaped similar to tree branches, and the spout shaped similar to thick root, the bottom with three character "Zhu Kexin" mark, and additional mark under lid.

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A PAINTED ZISHA STONEWARE TEAPOT

Lot 344: A PAINTED ZISHA STONEWARE TEAPOT

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Description: The body painted with a flying butterfly amidst chrysanthemum flowers and branches, the other side painted with peony flowers and vines, the ear-shaped handle and the short spout painted with similar flowers, all between ocean wave patterns and key-fret patterns, the bottom with four character "Shao Yuanxiang" mark.

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A YELLOW CLAY 'PLUM BLOSSOM' WINE POT

Lot 345: A YELLOW CLAY 'PLUM BLOSSOM' WINE POT

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Description: Of pear form, the wine pot's body decorated with a plum blossom scene, the handle, finial, and spout in the form of jagged tree branches, bottom of lid bears artist mark "Feng Guilin", the bottom of teapot bears four character mark.

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A PURPLE CLAY 'BAMBOO' TEAPOT

Lot 346: A PURPLE CLAY 'BAMBOO' TEAPOT

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Description: Of flattened cylindrical form, the body segmented similar to bamboo sections, the spout and finial in curled bamboo sticks form with leaves, the handle is very high arching, similar to basket handles, the bottom with artist mark "Zhou Guizhen".

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A PURPLE CLAY TEAPOT

Lot 347: A PURPLE CLAY TEAPOT

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Description: Supported on three curled feet, body of compressed globular form, decorated with crackle patterns, the handle with a looped ring, the finial in arched bridge shape, the bottom of lid and teapot with artist mark "Lü Yaochen".

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JIAO BINGZHEN: TWO PAINTINGS ON SILK 'PORTRAITS'

Lot 348: JIAO BINGZHEN: TWO PAINTINGS ON SILK 'PORTRAITS'

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Description: One portrait depicts an animal handler, dressed in tiger fur, leading a leashed tiger to a wealthy person for inspection. The other portrait depicts an attendant taking out a ripe watermelon from the back of a kneeling camel, while another person watches. Artist mark and signature "Jiao Bingzhen" on both paintings. Slight damage to paintings due to age. Ming Dynasty period.

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ZHANG SHANZI: AN EIGHT-SECTIONED 'TIGER' FAN PAINTING

Lot 349: ZHANG SHANZI: AN EIGHT-SECTIONED 'TIGER' FAN PAINTING

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Description: This eight sectioned fan leaf painting with alternating renderings of tiger and scholar. The fan painting bears the signature of "ZHANG SHANZI" and a statement that the painting was executed at "DA FENG TANG".

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XINLUO SHANREN: A FRAMED INK ON PAPER PAINTING 'LEISURE ACTIVITIES'

Lot 350: XINLUO SHANREN: A FRAMED INK ON PAPER PAINTING 'LEISURE ACTIVITIES'

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Description: The framed painting depicts two men playing Go in an outside setting, with their respective wives next to them, and their kids playing hide and seek in the forest, all near mountains and waterfalls. Chinese poem calligraphy, artist signature and mark "Xinluo Shanren" on top left.

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