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The Spring Sale of Chinese & Asian Antiques

by Czerny's International Auction House


253 lots with images

June 16, 2012

Live Auction

Piazza V. Veneto, 17 - 19

Sarzana (SP), 19038 Italy

Phone: +39 0187 691 376

Fax: +39 0187 692 703

Email: info@czernys.com

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An important greenish-black jade Cong

Lot 1: An important greenish-black jade Cong

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Description: An important greenish-black jade Cong. Typical shape decorated with geometrical motifs and stylized taotie, with fine calcification patina, hard stone encrustation and remains of lacquer. Liangzhu (3400-2250 B.C.) culture. Natural hairline. dimensions: diameter 13 cm. dating: Neolithic (C. 7000 - 1600 B.C.) provenance: China

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A scarce Shang grès tripod

Lot 2: A scarce Shang grès tripod

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Description: A scarce Shang grès tripod. Globular shape with short cylindrical neck decorated with big taotie masks and zoomorphic feet, beige ceramic with red slip. dimensions: height 27.3 cm. dating: Shang (C. 16-11th B.C.) provenance: China

Condition Report: A broken and glued foot, a hole at the centre of the base, a big chip at the neck, worn.

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An important ritual bronze tripod

Lot 3: An important ritual bronze tripod

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Description: An important ritual bronze tripod. Rare and fine bronze decorated with high relieved, stylized taotie motifs on fine malachite patina, with remains of cuprite. dimensions: height 17 cm. dating: Shang (C. 16-11th B.C.) provenance: China

Condition Report: End of Shang period; general goon condition.

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An important bone divinatory oracle

Lot 4: An important bone divinatory oracle

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Description: An important bone divinatory oracle. Fragment of bone with inscriptions and remains of polychromy. The lot, presented in an elegant case of wood and leather, is a gift to the China National Offshore Oil Corporation. dimensions: length 6.3 cm. dating: Neolithic (C. 7000 - 1600 B.C.) provenance: China

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A stone stele

Lot 5: A stone stele

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Description: A stone stele. Rare depiction of the Northern Wei period, showing Bodhisattva Guanyin seated on a pedestal while carefully caressing the snow lions on her sides. dimensions: dimensions 33,5x28 cm. dating: S. & N. Dynasties (420-589) provenance: China

Condition Report: Time-worn.

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An interesting huang jade

Lot 6: An interesting huang jade

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Description: An interesting huang jade. Typical shape, depicting stylized dragon fish and calligraphy. The stone verging from spinach green to dark yellow. dimensions: dimensions 24.3 x 13. cm. dating: Ming (1368-1644) provenance: China

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A bronze mirror

Lot 7: A bronze mirror

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Description: A bronze mirror. Circular shape with central grip surrounded by effigy of gilt birds. Fine patina with malachite and cuprite incrustations. dimensions: diameter 11 cm. dating: Tang (618-907) provenance: China

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An important celadon porcelain vase

Lot 8: An important celadon porcelain vase

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Description: An important celadon porcelain vase. Rounded shape with short, cylindrical neck. Mostly decorated with big cartouches depicting blooming branches. Thick and heavy porcelain covered with a fine celadon glaze. Chips at the border and baking hairlines. dimensions: height 29 cm. dating: Yuan (1271-1368) provenance: China

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An important celadon porcelain plate

Lot 9: An important celadon porcelain plate

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Description: An important celadon porcelain plate. Curved sides decorated with floral motifs, at the centre a stylized, geometrical decoration. Fine, light celadon glaze, partially enamelled at the base. Hairline (4 cm circa) at the border, worn. dimensions: diameter 44 cm. dating: Ming (1368-1644) provenance: China

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An important celadon porcelain plate

Lot 10: An important celadon porcelain plate

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Description: An important celadon porcelain plate. Curved sides decorated with floral motifs, at the centre a stylized, geometrical decoration. Fine, olive green glaze. Hairline, two chips and restorations at the border. dimensions: diameter 44 cm. dating: Ming (1368-1644) provenance: China

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An important celadon porcelain plate

Lot 11: An important celadon porcelain plate

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Description: An important celadon porcelain plate. Curved sides decorated with floral motifs, at the centre an aquatic decoration depicting lotus flowers. Deep celadon glaze. Hairline at the border. dimensions: diameter 49 cm. dating: Ming (1368-1644) provenance: China

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An important triad of copper alloy

Lot 12: An important triad of copper alloy

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Description: An important triad of copper alloy. Consisting of Vajrasattva, Manjushri and Padmapani; the three deities standing on a circular, lotus base each. The ensemble, finely chiselled, resting on a complex base sustaining the aura. dimensions: height 29 cm. dating: 12th Century provenance: Nepal

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An outstanding figure of Manjusri of copper alloy

Lot 13: An outstanding figure of Manjusri of copper alloy

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Description: An outstanding figure of Manjusri of copper alloy. Seated in padmasana on a double lotus base. Figure of fine manufacture wearing several jewels, on his head a five-point crown. dimensions: height 17 cm. dating: early 15th Century provenance: Nepal

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A cold-gilt bronze figure of Padmapani

Lot 14: A cold-gilt bronze figure of Padmapani

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Description: A cold-gilt bronze figure of Padmapani. Seated in padmasana on a double lotus base, his right hand in varada mudra, the left one in vitarca mudra. Wearing several jewels and a five-point crown. dimensions: height 26 cm. dating: Ming (1368-1644) provenance: China

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A partially-gilt lacquered bronze adoring figure

Lot 15: A partially-gilt lacquered bronze adoring figure

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Description: A partially-gilt lacquered bronze adoring figure. Standing on a rectangular base, his hands clasped in front of his chest, the face in a serene expression. dimensions: height 33 cm. dating: Ming (1368-1644) provenance: China

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A bronze figure of Budhha Shakyamuni

Lot 16: A bronze figure of Budhha Shakyamuni

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Description: A bronze figure of Budhha Shakyamuni. Seated in padmasana on a double lotus base, his left hand in bhumisparsa mudra, wearing the traditional monk's robe leaving an arms and a shoulder bare. dimensions: height 15 cm. dating: 13th Century provenance: Tibet

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An important Yuan saddle

Lot 17: An important Yuan saddle

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Description: An important Yuan saddle. Fine saddle of galuchat and silk brocade, complete with harness. Tears, holes and moth damages at the fabric. dimensions: dimensions 54 cm. dating: Yuan (1271-1368) provenance: China

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A fine pair of doucai porcelain plates

Lot 18: A fine pair of doucai porcelain plates

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Description: A fine pair of doucai porcelain plates. Entirely decorated with iron red stylized motifs, alternated by coloured flowers. One plate broken and glued, with several chips; the other with four small chips. dimensions: diameter 21,5 cm. dating: late 17th Century provenance: China

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A big fahua vase

Lot 19: A big fahua vase

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Description: A big fahua vase. Tripod provided with big handles, decorated with relieved dragons and peonies of turquoise and mustard yellow enamels. dimensions: height 42 cm. dating: Ming (1368-1644) provenance: China

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A very large fahua cachepot

Lot 20: A very large fahua cachepot

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Description: A very large fahua cachepot. Entirely covered with dark enamel, decorated with relieved effigy of human figures, trees and herons. dimensions: diameter 72 cm. dating: Ming (1368-1644) provenance: China

Condition Report: A restoration at the base, chips at the border, parts missing at the relieved motifs. Height 66 cm.

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A fine doucai porcelain plate

Lot 21: A fine doucai porcelain plate

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Description: A fine doucai porcelain plate. Depicting floral motifs and Mandarin ducks. Persian rug mark at the base. dimensions: diameter 21 cm. dating: Kangxi (1662-1722) provenance: China

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A pair of wucai vases

Lot 22: A pair of wucai vases

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Description: A pair of wucai vases. Of pear shape with floral decoration. One restored at the neck. dimensions: height 23 cm. dating: late 18th Century provenance: China

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A pair of blue glazed bottle vases Qianlong mark and probably period

Lot 23: A pair of blue glazed bottle vases Qianlong mark and probably period

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Description: A pair of blue glazed bottle vases Qianlong mark and probably period. Bottle-shaped vases with oval body resting on a short foot and long, cylindrical neck. Heavy porcelain covered with a cobalt blue glaze. White base with underglaze blue seal mark Qianlog. Both vases restored at the border; a 3x2 cm circa restoration at the one, 4x3 cm circa at the other. dimensions: height 42 cm. dating: Qianlong (1736-1795) provenance: China

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An important white porcelain vase marked Qianlong

Lot 24: An important white porcelain vase marked Qianlong

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Description: An important white porcelain vase marked Qianlong. Globular body on a ring-shaped foot; long, cylindrical neck slightly flared at the border, decorated with relieved and engraved palm leaves; at the first part of the body a wide band with branches of peonies, a lingzhi decoration at the shoulder; covered by a warm, cream white glaze showing the underneath decorations, at the base a six-character seal mark. dimensions: height 33,2 cm. dating: Qianlong (1736-1795) provenance: China

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A blue and white porcelain vase

Lot 25: A blue and white porcelain vase

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Description: A blue and white porcelain vase. Fine, bottle-shaped vase with floral decorations. A small hole at the globular, lower part of the vase. Restored handle. dimensions: height 36 cm. dating: 18th Century provenance: China

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An important vase

Lot 26: An important vase

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Description: An important vase. Cylindrical vase with circular foot and short, slightly flared neck, decorated with grooves imitating the bamboo rod. Porcelain covered with fine "claire de lune" glaze. dimensions: height 31 cm. dating: 18th Century provenance: China

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An agate cup

Lot 27: An agate cup

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Description: An agate cup. Finely carved as a pomegranate with bat; shiny, grey stone with pale green inclusions cleverly used to highlight the leaves and the bat. A small chip at the bat wing. dimensions: length 9.5 cm. dating: Qianlong (1736-1795) provenance: China

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An important celadon jade boat

Lot 28: An important celadon jade boat

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Description: An important celadon jade boat. Depicting a boat-shaped root, with two figures and animals, a large basket at the centre. Pale celadon stone with darker inclusions. Broken and glued in two parts, with small parts missing, chipped at the border of the basket. dimensions: width 20 cm. dating: Qianlong (1736-1795) provenance: China

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A group of four jade pendants

Lot 29: A group of four jade pendants

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Description: A group of four jade pendants. Depicting two monkeys and their infants, a figure, a bellflower. Pale celadon stone. dimensions: length 6 cm. dating: 13th Century provenance: China

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A jade pendant

Lot 30: A jade pendant

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Description: A jade pendant. Carved with effigy of figures and pagoda. Pale celadon stone; wood stand. dimensions: diameter 5.5 cm. dating: 19th Century provenance: China

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A jade figure

Lot 31: A jade figure

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Description: A jade figure. Pale celadon stone. dimensions: height 6.5 cm. dating: Qing (1644-1911) provenance: China

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A gilt bronze mounted jade pendant

Lot 32: A gilt bronze mounted jade pendant

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Description: A gilt bronze mounted jade pendant. Lobed at the border, decorated at the centre with the effigy of a bat. Pale celadon stone. Fine, gilt bronze mounting. dimensions: dimensions 5,3x4,3 cm. dating: Qing (1644-1911) provenance: China

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A lot of two jade pendants

Lot 33: A lot of two jade pendants

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Description: A lot of two jade pendants. Depicting a qilin and a figure with child. Pale celadon stone. Figure: height 6 cm; qilin: diameter 4 cm. dimensions: height 6 cm. dating: 18th Century provenance: China

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A jadeite hair accessory

Lot 34: A jadeite hair accessory

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Description: A jadeite hair accessory. Finely carved as a sceptre. dimensions: length 16 cm. dating: 19th Century provenance: China

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A celadon jade brush washer

Lot 35: A celadon jade brush washer

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Description: A celadon jade brush washer. Carved as a lotus flower, with a small frog at the centre. Pale celadon jade with dark grey inclusions. dimensions: dimensions 7x11 cm. dating: Qianlong (1736-1795) provenance: China

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A golden ring with jadeite

Lot 36: A golden ring with jadeite

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Description: A golden ring with jadeite. Apple green jadeite with emerald green inclusions, mounted on a 18-carat gold ring with four prongs. dimensions: weight 3 gr. dating: mid-20th Century provenance: China

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A golden ring with jadeite

Lot 37: A golden ring with jadeite

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Description: A golden ring with jadeite. Elongated, apple green stone mounted on a 18-carat gold ring with four prongs. dimensions: weight 4 gr. dating: mid-20th Century provenance: China

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A golden ring with jadeite

Lot 38: A golden ring with jadeite

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Description: A golden ring with jadeite. Roundish, intense green stone mounted on a 18-carat gold ring with four prongs. dimensions: weight 3 gr. dating: mid-20th Century provenance: China

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A golden ring with jadeite

Lot 39: A golden ring with jadeite

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Description: A golden ring with jadeite. Elongated, intense green stone mounted on a 18-carat gold ring with four prongs. dimensions: weight 4 gr. dating: mid-20th Century provenance: China

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A lot of two jadeite and gold tie clips

Lot 40: A lot of two jadeite and gold tie clips

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Description: A lot of two jadeite and gold tie clips. 18-carat gold mounting chiselled with effigy of two dragons; apple green jadeite at the centre. Cylindrical, apple green jadeite clip with golden mounting. dimensions: width 7.2 cm. dating: 20th Century provenance: China

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A lot of two bracelets and a buckle

Lot 41: A lot of two bracelets and a buckle

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Description: A lot of two bracelets and a buckle. The bracelets of apple green jadeite, the buckle of pale celadon jade carved as a sceptre. Bracelets: external diameter 7.7 and 7.3 cm. Buckle: length 10 cm. dimensions: diameter 7.7 cm. dating: 19th Century provenance: China

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A fine jadeite and gold bracelet

Lot 42: A fine jadeite and gold bracelet

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Description: A fine jadeite and gold bracelet. Divided into two semicircles with 18-carat gold decorations. White stone with apple green inclusions. Wight: 74 g; inside diameter: 6.8 cm. dimensions: diameter 8,5 cm. dating: mid-20th Century provenance: China

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A fine jadeite and gold bracelet

Lot 43: A fine jadeite and gold bracelet

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Description: A fine jadeite and gold bracelet. Divided into two semicircles with 18-carat gold decorations. Apple green stone. Weight: 67 g; inside diameter: 8 cm. dimensions: diameter 9,8 cm. dating: mid-20th Century provenance: China

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An important jadeite, gold and brilliants necklace

Lot 44: An important jadeite, gold and brilliants necklace

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Description: An important jadeite, gold and brilliants necklace. Consisting of three, apple green jadeite discs joined by a thin golden chain; enriched with small brilliants and a pendant of brilliants. dimensions: height 24.5 cm. dating: 20th Century provenance: China

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A beautiful white jade crab

Lot 45: A beautiful white jade crab

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Description: A beautiful white jade crab. Fine, naturalistic carving depicting the crab with its eyes, pinchers and thin legs. "Xia" crab resting on a small, lotus stand of wood sculpted according to the natural form of the animal. Shiny, white stone without inclusions. Weight: 33 g. dimensions: width 9,5 cm. dating: Qing (1644-1911) provenance: China

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An interesting jade brush washer

Lot 46: An interesting jade brush washer

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Description: An interesting jade brush washer. Finely carved as a lotus with branches, leaves and flowers as lateral handle. At the inside and outside surface slight grooves depict the petals and their natural veins. More branches and leaves at the rear surface. Pale celadon jade. Height: 3.5 cm; wight: 174 g. dimensions: diameter 11,5 cm. dating: Qing (1644-1911) provenance: China

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An important and rare lapis lazuli mountain marked qianlong yuzhi and dated 1779

Lot 47: An important and rare lapis lazuli mountain marked qianlong yuzhi and dated 1779

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Description: An important and rare lapis lazuli mountain marked qianlong yuzhi and dated 1779. Finely and deeply carved, moulded in detail with sharp corners; at the front face, among pine trees, is a scholar playing his qin for his pupil, at the rear one among the outlined rocks is a small area where is engraved and gilded the Qianlong poem ''how pleasant it is to listen to qin music under pine trees'' dated 1779, marked Qianlong Yuzhi and signed probably by Chen Yong. Placed on a zitan wood base outstandingly carved with trees and rocks. dimensions: height 9,1 cm. dating: Qianlong (1736-1795) provenance: China

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An important blue and white porcelain vase marked Qianlong

Lot 48: An important blue and white porcelain vase marked Qianlong

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Description: An important blue and white porcelain vase marked Qianlong. Wide, baluster-shaped vase of high quality, white ground decorated with eight Buddhist emblems and floral motifs at the belly, lingzhi at the shoulder, palmettes and ornamental motifs at the neck, all in cobalt blue, white enamelled base with a blue, six-character seal mark. Large chips broken and restuck to the rim. dimensions: height 27,5 cm. dating: Qing (1644-1911) provenance: China

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Silver-plated metal plate and tripod

Lot 49: Silver-plated metal plate and tripod

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Description: Silver-plated metal plate and tripod. Elegant bas-relieved decorations depicting dragons; the handles in the shape of snakes. At the base mark and the writing "Le Tanh". Height 12.5 cm. dimensions: diameter 20 cm. dating: 19th Century provenance: China

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Silver-plated metal box

Lot 50: Silver-plated metal box

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Description: Silver-plated metal box. Decorated with floral motifs; the effigy of two dragons at the cover. dimensions: length 12.5 cm. dating: 19th Century provenance: China

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