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Auction Description for Arcimboldo: Chinese Fine Art - Evening Sale
Viewing Notes:
3rd & 4th December 11am to 7pm. 5th December 11am to 5pm.
Sale Notes:
www.invaluable.com/arcimboldo

Chinese Fine Art - Evening Sale

(56 Lots)

by Arcimboldo

Platinum House

56 lots with images

December 5, 2012

Live Auction

Kaiserštejnský palác

Malostranské nám. 23/37

Prague 1, 110 00 Czech Republic

Phone: +420 603 811 873

Fax: +420 246 013 685

Email: info@arcimboldo.cz

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A SEATED BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN

Lot 2: A SEATED BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN

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Description: Ming Dynasty, turn of the 17th century. Height 20.5 cm. Traces of gilding. Unsealed.

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A BRONZE FIGURE OF THE INFANT BUDDHA GAUTAMA

Lot 3: A BRONZE FIGURE OF THE INFANT BUDDHA GAUTAMA

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Description: Late Ming Dynasty, early 17th century. Height 20 cm. Traces of gilding.

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A BRONZE FIGURE OF A HEAVENLY GENERAL

Lot 4: A BRONZE FIGURE OF A HEAVENLY GENERAL

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Description: Late Ming Dynasty, early 17th century. Height 20 cm. Traces of gilding. Signed on the base.

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A RARE BRONZE FIGURE OF DAKA

Lot 6: A RARE BRONZE FIGURE OF DAKA

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Description: Tibet, 17th century. Height 9 cm.

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A GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF MILAREPA

Lot 8: A GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF MILAREPA

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Description: Tibet, early 18th century. Height 12.5 cm.

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A BRONZE FIGURE OF VAJRABHAIRAVA

Lot 9: A BRONZE FIGURE OF VAJRABHAIRAVA

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Description: Tibet, 18th century. Height 14 cm. Traces of gilding.

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A FINE LARGE BRONZE CENSER

Lot 10: A FINE LARGE BRONZE CENSER

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Description: 17th century. Height 49 cm. Patinated bronze decorated with incised and painted natural cold lacquer. Signed on the bottom.

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A RARE LARGE BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER WITH ARABIC INSCRIPTION

Lot 11: A RARE LARGE BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER WITH ARABIC INSCRIPTION

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Description: Late 17th/early 18th century. Diameter 19.5 cm. Xuande mark.

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A BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER

Lot 12: A BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER

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Description: Late 17th/early 18th century. Diameter 16.5 cm. Xuande mark.

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A LARGE BRONZE CENSER, DING

Lot 13: A LARGE BRONZE CENSER, DING

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Description: Qing dynasty, 19th century. Height 39 cm.

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A LARGE WHITE JADE RING WITH CARVED LANDSCAPE AND INSCRIPTION

Lot 14: A LARGE WHITE JADE RING WITH CARVED LANDSCAPE AND INSCRIPTION

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Description: 19th century. Diameter 5.5 cm.

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A SMALL WHITE JADE FIGURE OF SHOULAO

Lot 15: A SMALL WHITE JADE FIGURE OF SHOULAO

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Description: 19th century. Height 5.5 cm.

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A WHITE JADE MONKEY PENDANT

Lot 16: A WHITE JADE MONKEY PENDANT

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Description: 20th century. Height 6.3 cm.

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A LIGHT PURPLE AND GREEN JADE PENDANT WITH LEAPING CARPS

Lot 17: A LIGHT PURPLE AND GREEN JADE PENDANT WITH LEAPING CARPS

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Description: 20th century. Height 5.7 cm.

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A WHITE JADE HERON AND LOTUS FLOWER PENDANT

Lot 18: A WHITE JADE HERON AND LOTUS FLOWER PENDANT

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Description: 20th century. Length 5.6 cm.

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A FINE IVORY FIGURE OF AMITAYUS

Lot 19: A FINE IVORY FIGURE OF AMITAYUS

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Description: Late 18th/early 19th century. Height 14.5 cm.

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A CARVED IVORY FIGURE OF A BEAUTY WITH PEONIES

Lot 20: A CARVED IVORY FIGURE OF A BEAUTY WITH PEONIES

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Description: First half of 20th century. Height 20 cm.

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A CARVED IVORY FIGURE OF A BEAUTY WITH PEONIES

Lot 21: A CARVED IVORY FIGURE OF A BEAUTY WITH PEONIES

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Description: First half of 20th century. Height 15 cm.

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A CARVED IVORY FIGURE OF LIU HAI

Lot 22: A CARVED IVORY FIGURE OF LIU HAI

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Description: 19th century. Height 16.3 cm.

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A CARVED IVORY FIGURE OF LIU HAI

Lot 23: A CARVED IVORY FIGURE OF LIU HAI

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Description: Early 20th century. Height 8 cm.

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A CARVED IVORY FIGURE OF A GIRL WITH A BALL ASTRIDE A LION

Lot 24: A CARVED IVORY FIGURE OF A GIRL WITH A BALL ASTRIDE A LION

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Description: First half of 20th century. Height 12.5 cm.

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A CARVED IVORY FIGURE OF A BOY WITH A PEONY

Lot 25: A CARVED IVORY FIGURE OF A BOY WITH A PEONY

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Description: Early 20th century. Height 12.5 cm.

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A CARVED IVORY FISHERMAN FIGURE

Lot 26: A CARVED IVORY FISHERMAN FIGURE

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Description: Early 20th century. Height 14.5 cm.

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A CARVED IVORY FIGURE OF A GIRL WITH A CARP AND A PEONY

Lot 27: A CARVED IVORY FIGURE OF A GIRL WITH A CARP AND A PEONY

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Description: Early 20th century. Height 10 cm.

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A FINELY CARVED IVORY TUSK WITH DRAGONS IN CLOUDS ON HARDWOOD STAND

Lot 28: A FINELY CARVED IVORY TUSK WITH DRAGONS IN CLOUDS ON HARDWOOD STAND

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Description: Qing Dynasty, 19th century. Length 75 cm.

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A CHINESE EXPORT MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID ROSEWOOD BENCH

Lot 29: A CHINESE EXPORT MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID ROSEWOOD BENCH

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Description: Early 20th century. Length 130 cm.

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A PAIR OF FINE LARGE KESI DRAGON PANELS

Lot 30: A PAIR OF FINE LARGE KESI DRAGON PANELS

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Description: 19th century. 345 x 112 each. Silk embroidered with dragons chasing a flaming pearl.

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ZHONG KUI

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Description: 19th century. 99 x 41 cm. Ink and colours on paper. Hanging scroll, brocade mounting.Square seal: Cangjingshi, round seal: Xumi.Inscription on reverse: Mingren Wu hua renwu.

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QIAN ZAI (1708 - 1793) BAMBOO IN THE WIND

Lot 34: QIAN ZAI (1708 - 1793) BAMBOO IN THE WIND

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Description: Dated 1772. 63.5 x 30.5 cm. Ink on paper. Hanging scroll, silk mounting.Inscription: Painted in the autumn of 1772 in Zhejiang province, Jiaxing city.Seal: Tuoshi shuhua.

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JIANG YUJIAN (19TH CENTURY) ORCHIDS

Lot 35: JIANG YUJIAN (19TH CENTURY) ORCHIDS

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Description: Dated: December 1840. 65 x 30 cm. Ink and colours on paper. Horizontal scroll, silk mounting.Signature: Jiang Yujian Xie.Round seal: Jiang.

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BOHUMIR DVORSKY (1902 - 1976) VIEW OF THE BUND IN SHANGHAI

Lot 42: BOHUMIR DVORSKY (1902 - 1976) VIEW OF THE BUND IN SHANGHAI

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Description: Dated 1956. 89.5 x 116.5 cm. Oil on canvas. Framed. Signed in the lower right corner: Boh. Dvorský. Inscription on reverse: 31. Boh. Dvorský, Shanghai, oil 56. Published: Jan Tomeš - B. Dvorský, Nakladatelství československých výtvarných umělců, edition Nové Prameny, volume 18, Prague, 1958, illustration number 25.

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BOHUMIR DVORSKY (1902 - 1976) BEIJING HIGH STREET

Lot 43: BOHUMIR DVORSKY (1902 - 1976) BEIJING HIGH STREET

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Description: Dated 1.6.1956. 29.5 x 50.5 cm. Drawing. Framed. Signed in the lower right corner: Boh. Dvorský, Bejing 1.6.56.

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BOHUMIR DVORSKY (1902 - 1976) WU CHANG

Lot 44: BOHUMIR DVORSKY (1902 - 1976) WU CHANG

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Description: Dated 1956. 13.3 x 21.5 cm. Drawing. Framed. Signed in the bottom left corner: Wu Chang 1956, Boh. Dvorský.

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LI HUA (1907 - 1994) A COLLECTION OF EIGHT WOODCUT PRINTS

Lot 46: LI HUA (1907 - 1994) A COLLECTION OF EIGHT WOODCUT PRINTS

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Description: 1935. 19 x 27 cm. Published: Zdeněk Hrdlička - Revoluční čínský dřevoryt, Prague, 1949, page 68.

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MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPE WITH A BRIDGE

Lot 55: MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPE WITH A BRIDGE

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Description: 20th century. Diameter 25 cm. Ink and colours on silk. Framed.Signature: Wan Feng.

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ZHUO XIAOFU RIVER WITH A BOAT

Lot 56: ZHUO XIAOFU RIVER WITH A BOAT

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Description: Guangxu period (1875 - 1908). Diameter 25 cm. Ink and colours on silk. Framed.Signed: Ling Yun.

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SPARROW ON A BAMBOO STALK

Lot 57: SPARROW ON A BAMBOO STALK

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Description: 96.5 x 31.5 cm. Ink and colours on paper. Framed. Signature: Baishi ji. Seal: Muren.

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A BIRD SITTING ON A PINE TRUNK

Lot 58: A BIRD SITTING ON A PINE TRUNK

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Description: 20th century. 69.5 x 33.5 cm. Ink and colours on paper. Hanging scroll, brocade mounting. Signature: Bada Shanren.Seal 1: Bada Shanren; Seal 2: He yuan.Label on reverse: Copy of Bada Shanren's "flowers and birds".

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WU HUANSUN (1905 - 1975) FISHERMAN

Lot 59: WU HUANSUN (1905 - 1975) FISHERMAN

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Description: 1950's. 23 x 30 cm. Ink and colours on paper. Framed.Inscription: Fisherman on the beach of Taihu Lake. Signature: Huansun Zuo.Seal: Wu Huansun.

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ZHANG JUNGUO (*1945) A PAVILION BENEATH THE WATERFALL

Lot 60: ZHANG JUNGUO (*1945) A PAVILION BENEATH THE WATERFALL

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Description: Dated 1987. 94 x 59 cm. Ink and colours on paper. Hanging scroll, brocade mounting. Inscription: Made in Spring of year 1987. Signed: Junguo. Negative square seal: Zhang Li (after the region of birth), positive round seal: Zhang. Seal in the bottom right corner: Junguo shuhua.

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A PAIR OF ALBUM PAINTINGS

Lot 61: A PAIR OF ALBUM PAINTINGS

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Description: 18th-19th century. 30.5 x 30.5 cm. Ink and colours on silk. Framed.1) The arrival of an officer to the border station. 2) Drinking tea in the City God's Temple yard.

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WEN LONG (1857 - 1908)  RED CLIFF

Lot 62: WEN LONG (1857 - 1908) RED CLIFF

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Description: 19th century. 145 × 42.5 cm. Ink, colours and gold on silk. Framed. Signature: Haiyun yuren.Two seals under the signature: 1) hai, 2) yun. Inscription: Su Dongpo's Red Cliff Prelude.

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WANG MENG (1900 - 1987) A PAIR OF MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPE PAINTINGS

Lot 63: WANG MENG (1900 - 1987) A PAIR OF MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPE PAINTINGS

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Description: 1920s. 32 x 47.5 cm. Ink and colours on silk. Framed. Autumn landscape Signature: Zhongnian Wang Meng (Zhongnian was author's courtesy name). Seals: 1) Wang Meng, 2) Zhongnian. Plum tree and the old house. Signature: Wang Meng, Zhongnian. Seals: 1) Wang Meng, 2) Zhongnian, 3) in bottom right corner: Wang Meng.

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ZHAO ZHIQIAN (1829 - 1884) BLOSSOMING TREE

Lot 64: ZHAO ZHIQIAN (1829 - 1884) BLOSSOMING TREE

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Description: 1880s. 176.5 × 45.3 cm. Ink and colours on paper. Framed.Inscription: The Red shines through the sky.Signature: Huishu hua.Seal: Zhao Zhiqian yin.

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XU LINLU (1916 - 2011) TWO PEONIES

Lot 65: XU LINLU (1916 - 2011) TWO PEONIES

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Description: 1950s. 85.5 × 42.5 cm. Ink and colours on paper. Framed.Xu Linlu was the last student of Qi Baishi.Signature: Linlu. Seal: Xu

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TIAN YUAN (*1925) BAMBOO

Lot 66: TIAN YUAN (*1925) BAMBOO

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Description: Dated 1998. 92.5 x 33 cm. Ink on paper. Hanging scroll, brocade mounting.Signature: Fanniu.Seals: 1) Tian Yuan zhi yin, 2) Fanniu.

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A LONGQUAN CELADON STEM BOWL

Lot 70: A LONGQUAN CELADON STEM BOWL

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Description: 15/16th century. Diameter 12 cm. The interior of the cup features three turtles in high relief.

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A DEHUA FIGURE OF A BUDDHIST LION

Lot 71: A DEHUA FIGURE OF A BUDDHIST LION

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Description: Kangxi period. Height 17.5 cm.

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A SANCAI-GLAZED CUP WITH A DRAGON-HANDLE

Lot 72: A SANCAI-GLAZED CUP WITH A DRAGON-HANDLE

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Description: After 1700. Height 7 cm. Earthenware with splashed green, ochre, ivory and brown glazes on the exterior and orange glaze on the interior.

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AN YIXING STONEWARE TEAPOT AND COVER

Lot 73: AN YIXING STONEWARE TEAPOT AND COVER

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Description: 18th century. Height 14.8 cm. Period bronze hardware. Marked on the underside: A luxury item by Xu Rui of Dingxi.

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