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Auction Description for Auctionata: #85: Asian & Islamic Art
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A preview at Auctionata on 11th and 12th of August is only possible by prior appointment! Tel: +49 30 9832 0221, E-mail: sales@auctionata.com

#85: Asian & Islamic Art

(191 Lots)

by Auctionata


191 lots | 190 with images

August 14, 2014

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Franklinstrasse 13

Berlin, 10587 Germany

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Sukashibori Tsuba with Detailed Iroezogan Warriros, Edo

Lot 1: 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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Pair of Bronze Vases with a Plastic Dragon on the Body, 19th C

Lot 2: Pair of Bronze Vases with a Plastic Dragon on the Body, 19th C

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Description: Patinated bronze, iron Japan, 19th/20th century Decorated with a plastic elaborated dragon and a miracle pearl Curved feet with mythical creatures Open work décor at the mouth and at the base Made for the export Visually appealing Height, each: 47 cm This pair of vases date back to the 19th/20th century and was made of patinated bronze and iron. Each vase stands on four feet, which are decorated with mythical creatures. The body forms an emphasized shoulder, crowned by a wide neck. Each wall is adorned with a plastic worked dragon and a miracle pearl. The dragon's body is partly obscured by the clouds, which creates an exciting surface. The foot and mouth rim is orante with an open worked décor and the mouth is additionally ornate with a meander border. The visually appealing vases show sign of age and wear. Restorations, traces of soldering, loss of material here and there as well as corrosion on the base can be seen. Each height measures 47 cm. (lvp) Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Large Bronze Vase with Rich Relief Decoration, Japan, c. 1930

Lot 3: Large Bronze Vase with Rich Relief Decoration, Japan, c. 1930

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Description: Bronze Japan, about 1930 Wall with flowers and birds in relief Handles in the form of Fo lions Openwork foot On an ebonised wooden stand Height (without stand): 58 cm Good condition This large bronze vase captivates with its rich decor. The bulbous body with a flared neck rests on an openwork foot. The sides are decorated with flowers and birds in relief. The sculptural handles are crafted in the form of a Fo lions. The vase is presented on an ebonised wooden stand. The vase is in good condition with signs of age and wear. There are some minor losses (barely noticeable), the leg of one lion has been repaired. The vase measures 58 cm in height (without stand). Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Kinkozan Satsuma Earthenware Miniature Vases, Japan, Meiji

Lot 4: Kinkozan Satsuma Earthenware Miniature Vases, Japan, Meiji

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Description: Satsuma ceramic, hand-painted and glazed Kinkozan, Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912) One base with four character signature of Kinkozan Finely enameled with panels of Samurai Rich blue ground applied with gilt foliate scrolls Height: each 12.5 cm Very good condition Provenance: from a German private collection Highly detailed figural scenes with gold and enamel colors on a deep blue ground catering to a European taste This pair of Japanese earthenware vases dates to the Meiji period (1868-1912) and was made in the historical province of Satsuma. They were made in the Kinkozan manufactory and have a characteristic royal blue and ivory glaze. Two panels with depictions of samurai gathered at a social event are rendered in fine painting. Each figure is seated on a mat on the floor of a room. In the background of one panel a folding screen with a crane is visible. On the other reserve, the figures are represented while eating and drinking. The same representations are found both vases. The gold decoration of the precious vases shimmers magnificently on the distinctive Kinkozan or royal blue. The scenes as well as the surrounding glaze show a multitude of golden ornaments such as foliate scrolls. The fine craquelure, characteristic of Satsuma ware, is clearly visible. One base is marked with the four character signature of Kinkozan. The two vases are in very good condition with slight signs of wear consistent with age. The four-character mark of one vase is rubbed off. The height of each measures 12.5 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 5: 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 6: 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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Bronze Figure of a Seated Kannon on a Rock, Japan, 19th C

Lot 7: 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 8: 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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Shugoro Hasuda Bronze Censer of an Oil lamp, Japan, 20th C

Lot 9: Shugoro Hasuda Bronze Censer of an Oil lamp, Japan, 20th C

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Description: Bronze Japan, 20th century Shugoro Hasuda (born 1915) - Japanese artist Impressed maker's mark on the base Middle Eastern Oil lamp form Phoenix head Length: 18cm Good condition Provenance: from a German private collection A beautiful censer by a well-known Japanese artist - Works by Shugoro Hasuda achieve at international auctions up to 4300 € This bronze censer by the Japanese artist Shugoro Hasuda was made in the 20th century. The vessel has the shape of an oil lamp from the Middle East with a sweeping oval handle. The spout is modelled as a figurative head of a phoenix. The open work lid has an oval knob. The wall is decorated with engraved characters and the impressed maker's mark can be found on the base. The Shugoro Hasuda censer is in good condition with a natural patina and slight signs of wear. The length measures 18 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Porcelain Incense Burner, Blue Glazed, Wooden lid, 19/20th C

Lot 10: Porcelain Incense Burner, Blue Glazed, Wooden lid, 19/20th C

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Description: Porcelain, blue glaze, wood Japan, 19th/20th century Underside with illegible mark Open work decor on the lid On three funnel-shaped feet Bulbous body Height with lid: 8.5 cm Good condition Object is regular taxed. Differential taxation is not possible.This incense burner was made of porcelain and features a blue glazed wall. The vessel is carried by three funnel-shaped feet and has a bulbous body with accentuated shoulder. On the latter an outward opening mouth edge is visible. The interior of the censer is ornate with white glazed and it comes with a wooden lid, which is decorated with a floral open work decor. On the underside an illegible mark can be found. The censer is in good condition with only slight signs of wear. The knob of the lid is missing and tiny chip is visible on the side. The height with lid measures 8.5 cm. (lvp) Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Decorative Imari Wall Plate, Japan, Late Edo Period

Lot 11: Decorative Imari Wall Plate, Japan, Late Edo Period

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Description: Imari porcelain Japan, late Edo period (1603-1868) Four character mark stamped on the back and marked underglaze Under and overglaze decorations Wall mount on the back 40.5 cm (diameter) This richly decorated Japanese Imari porcelain plate shows a woman and child under a tree and dates to the late Edo period (1603-1868). The lip is decorated with floral motifs that frame the depiction in the well. Four motifs are painted in underglaze blue on the back.The porcelain plate is optically in good condition with only few traces of wear, such as gold abrasion and minor scratches. The wall mount is found on the back. Minor manufacture-related flaws are seen on the back. The plate is stamped with a four character mark and is marked underglaze. The plate measures 40 cm in diameter. Imari porcelain The term "Imari porcelain" is used for Japanese hard-paste porcelain produced in the town of Arita on the island of Kyūshū, where porcelain was first successfully produced in 1616. This porcelain was so similar to the especially high-quality Chinese kind, that the seven hundred year old monopoly was broken. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Silk Wall Hanging with Fine Floral Embroidery, Japan, Meiji

Lot 12: Silk Wall Hanging with Fine Floral Embroidery, Japan, Meiji

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Description: Silk embroidery on silk, mounted on cotton Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912), around 1900 Floral motifs with a flock of birds Fine handicraft Harmonious colours Bamboo mounting Dimensions: 189 x 39 cm (height x width) This fine silk embroidery on silk is a work of the Japanese Meiji period (1868-1912) and was made around 1900. The wall hanging has a champagne coloured ground on which a flock of birds can be seen at the top. The bird's attention is directed to the shrubs and flowers beneath them. The fine handicraft shows floral ornaments in harmonious colours. Cream coloured chrysanthemums, a symbol of long life and a butterfly in the lush branches can also be discovered. Through bamboo wall hanging can be mounted and invites you to marvel and view. The silk embroidery is in visually attractive condition with signs of age and wear. Loss of material, lateral cracks and repairs are visible, but do not reduce the fine hand work. The height measures 189 cm and the width 39 cm. (lvp) Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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2 Carved Trivet Tables for 2 Satsuma Lamp Vases, Japan, around

Lot 13: 2 Carved Trivet Tables for 2 Satsuma Lamp Vases, Japan, around

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Description: Wood Presumably Japan, around 1940 Open-work carving Dragon and mask depictions Dimensions: each 13.5 x 39.7 x 23.5 cm (height x width x depth) Good condition The two small tables originate from Japan, around 1940. They are crafted of wood in rectangular form and designed with open-work carving. These depict dragons and masks that are regarded as symbols of power and strength. The four low legs end in claw feet with talons. Both the tables serve as trivets for Satsuma lamp vases. The two trivet tables are in good condition, they show partially traces of wear. On the surfaces are scratches and marks of the vases. The dimensions are each 13.5 x 39.7 x 23.5 cm (height x width x depth). (tm) Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Japanese Cabinet with Shibayama Lacquer Inlays, 19th C

Lot 14: Japanese Cabinet with Shibayama Lacquer Inlays, 19th C

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Description: Red lacquered wooden body with shibayama inlaid panels Japan, 19th century High-quality craftsmanship Inlays with mother of pearl and bone on gold lacquer Richly ornate with cherry blossoms Panels with motifs from the flora and fauna Metal fittings Dimensions: 166.5 x 118 x 41 cm This magnificent cabinet was in Japan in the 19th century. It is richly decorated with shibayama inlays. The imposing body rises on four curved legs. The exterior and interior of the cabinet are completely lacquered in red. Fine cherry blossom motifs are rendered on the bright red background. The panels of the doors and drawers show romantic scenes with birds and flowers, shown in fine mother of pearl and bone inlays in front of a gold lacquer ground. Fine accentuations in gold color refine the design of this impressive piece of furniture. A fine piece of high-quality Japanese craftsmanship! The cabinet is in fair condition consistent with age. Some inlays are missing. Some parts are loose or have been repaired. Color abrasions, notches along the edges and age cracks are evident. The cabinet measures 166.5 cm in height, 118 cm in width and 41 cm in depth. Shibayama Shibayama is an inlaying technique from the 18th and 19th centuries, named after a Japanese artist family. The technique revolves around inlayed natural materials like mother-of-pearl, turquoise, coral, horn or wood - on ivory. This type of artistry was at the peak of its popularity in the 19th century. Objects of all sorts - from cases to jewellery boxes and swords - were decorated using this technique. Meiji-period artworks are particularly in demand with collectors. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Korean Coin Chest 'Ton-kwe' with Brass Fittings, 18th/19th C

Lot 15: Korean Coin Chest 'Ton-kwe' with Brass Fittings, 18th/19th C

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Description: Pine and brass Korea, 18th / 19th century Rich patina and fine grain Brass hinges and locks with handles at each side and below the front lock Supported on four short feet Dimensions: 43 x 99.5 x 49 cm Good condition Provenance: German private collection Decorative chest with simple fittings featuring an understated elegance This chest was made in Korea in the 18th or 19th century. The rectangular wooden box rests on plain short runners and features a beautiful grain and rich patina. The edges are adorned with plain brass fittings. A lock and ornamental handle are attached to the front. Each side also shows a handle. These so-called coin chests or 'Ton-kwe' were essential pieces of furniture for homes and shops in the Choson dynasty (1392-1897). Paper money did not exist and coins came in very small denominations, so had to be strung together to have any value. Consequently it was essential that these pieces were heavy and had strong locks for security. The chest in in good condition with signs of wear consistent with age. One of the fittings on top is a little loose, a tiny piece (hardly noticeable) on the lock fitting is broken. The chest measures 43 x 99.5 x 49 cm (height x width x depth). Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Jade Carving, 2 Figures and a Fish on a Wave Frieze, 20th C

Lot 16: Jade Carving, 2 Figures and a Fish on a Wave Frieze, 20th C

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Description: Jade in bright celadon color China, 20th century Representation of two male figures and a fish on wave frieze Central iron red inclusion Open work elements Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.5 cm Good condition This rectangular jade carving has a bright celadon color with a central iron red inclusion. Rendered are two male figures and a fish on a wave frieze. A lotus flower protrudes between the wave band and an archaic bat is found in the upper left corner. The multi-level relief shows a fine carving with partly open work elements. The jade is in good condition with usual signs of age and wear such as small nicks here and there. The height measures 7.5 cm and the width 5.5 cm. (lvp) Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Collection of 9 Fine Snuff Bottles, China, Qing, c. 1900

Lot 17: Collection of 9 Fine Snuff Bottles, China, Qing, c. 1900

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Description: Ivory; lapis lazuli; overlay glass with inside painting; transparent and opal glass; agate; different quartzes, composite stone China, late Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), circa 1900 In part relief-like figural and zoomorphic décor Diverse in colors and shapes Total height, with lid: 5-8 cm Good to very good condition This item can only be delivered to an address within the EU.The present collection consists of nine snuff bottles, which were manufactured around 1900 in China. The bottles form a delightful collection because of their multiple materials, colors and shapes. The materials include ivory, lapis lazuli, inside painted overlay glass, transparent and opal glass, agate, different quartzes and composite stone. The bottles have different shapes and show a fineley carved, incised or cut decor with figural and zoomorphic motifs. All snuff bottles are equipped with a fitting stopper, three of them with spoons.The bottles are in good to very good overall condition with minor wear. One glass bottle shows a crack, the mouth shows some tiny notches. Three bottles do not include spoons. The total heights, with lids, vary from 5 to 8 cm. (cko) Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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9 Snuff Bottles from China, Qing, c. 1900

Lot 18: 9 Snuff Bottles from China, Qing, c. 1900

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Description: Nephrite; jadeite, ivory; porcelain with polychrome paint; red glass; soapstone; jasper; quartz; composite stone China, late Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), circa 1900 In part relief-like figural, zoomorphic and floral décor Diverse in colors and shapes Total height, with lid: 6-9 cm Good condition The present compilation consists of nine snuff bottles, which were manufactured circa 1900 in China. The bottles form a delightful collection because of their multiple materials, colors and shapes. The materials are made of nephrite, jade, ivory, porcelain, red glass, soapstone, jasper, quartz and composite stone. The bottles have either ovoid or oblong bottle shapes and show a fine carved, incised or cut decor with figural, zoomorphic or floral motifs.The bottles are in good overall condition with light wear. The lids of the ivory, the glass and the quartz bottles are loose, here the spoons are also missing. The paint of the porcelain bottle has slightly rubbed off. The total heights, with lids, vary from 6 to 9 cm. (cko) Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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9 Snuff Bottles, China, late Qing Dynasty

Lot 19: 9 Snuff Bottles, China, late Qing Dynasty

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Description: Cloisonné; opal glass with blue overlay; jasper, tiger eye; agate; different quartzes China, late Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), circa 1900 In part relief-like figural, zoomorphic and floral décor Diverse in colors and shapes Total height, with lid: 4.5-9 cm Very good condition The present collection consists of nine snuff bottles, which were manufactured circa 1900 in China. The bottles form a delightful collection because of their multiple materials, colors and shapes. The materials are made of cloisonné, opal glass with blue overlay, jasper, tiger eye, agate and different quartzes. The bottles have different shapes and show a fine carved, incised or cut decor with figural, zoomorphic or floral motifs. All bottles come with the fitting stoppers and spoons.The bottles are in very good overall condition with minor wear. The total heights, with lids, vary from 4.5 to 9 cm. (cko) Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Collection of 9 Chinese Snuff Bottles, Qing, circa 1900

Lot 20: Collection of 9 Chinese Snuff Bottles, Qing, circa 1900

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Description: White opal glass; tiger eye; blue glass; ceramics with polychrome paint; black lacquered wood with mother-of-pearl or other inlaid decor; orange glass with red overlay; quartz China, late Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), circa 1900 In part relief-like décor Diverse in colors and shapes Total height, with lid: 5.5-9 cm Good to very good condition The present collection consists of nine snuff bottles, which were manufactured circa 1900 in China. The bottles form a delightful collection because of their multiple materials, colors and shapes. The materials include white opal glass, tiger eye, blue glass, ceramics with polychrome paint, black lacquered wood with mother-of-pearl, orange glass with red overlay and quartz. The bottles have different shapes and show a fine painted, cut or carved decor with floral, landscaped, figural and zoomorphic décor.The bottles are in good to very good overall condition with minor wear. One bottle comes without lid, two others without the spoons. The total heights, with lids, vary from 5.5 to 9 cm. (cko) Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Pair of Fo Lions, Carved from Bamboo Root, China, Qing

Lot 21: Pair of Fo Lions, Carved from Bamboo Root, China, Qing

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Description: Bamboo root, carved and painted China, Qing dynasty (1644-1912) Finely carved faces Detailed presentation Beautiful patina Height: 19 cm This pair of Fo lions was carved from bamboo root. The figures are presented, in the conventional manner, as a male/female pair, a manifestation of yin and yang, with the male resting his paw on an embroidered ball 'xiù qiú' (绣球) - signifying supremacy over the world. The female is holding a playful lion cub as a symbol of nurture and compassion. The detailed faces are highlighted in red. The two figures show signs of age and wear with some material abrasions. There are traces of worm infestation (inactive). Some areas show repairs. The height is 19 cm. Fo Lions Fo lions, also called guardian lions, enjoy high popularity in Chinese art. Their appearance reminds one of a mixture of 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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Three Bamboo Brush Pots with Figures and Animals, China, Qing

Lot 22: Three Bamboo Brush Pots with Figures and Animals, China, Qing

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Description: Bamboo China, Qing dynasty (1644-1912) Fine encircling carving With figures and animals In distinct relief Square brush cup on four feet One brush pot with Chinese inscription on the underside Height: 13-17.5 cm Very good condition Provenance: German private collection Set of three brushes with different decorated walls, each featured by beautiful carving These three brush pots were made from bamboo in the Qing dynasty (1644-1912). Two have a cylindrical body; the third has a square shape and stands on four feet. A fine, circular carving with figural scenes and animals decorates the sides. So phoenixes and deer are rendered and scholars as well as children in the dense bamboo grove between buildings are visible. Landscape scenes, mountains and boats on a lake are also presented. The elements are worked in distinct relief, making it easy to discern the individual facial features of the figures. The ornaments have an amazing sculptural quality and the natural grain of the bamboo completes the brush pots. The brush cups are in good condition with little signs of age and wear. The largest cup shows drying cracks and a missing ground. The height is 13 to 17.5 cm and the smallest cup has Chinese inscription on the underside. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Kindly Wooden Guanyin, China, early 20th cent.

Lot 23: Kindly Wooden Guanyin, China, early 20th cent.

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Description: Wood, carved and coloured, partially gilded China, early 20th cent. In Song Dynasty style Accents in gold Set on a base Measurements: 41 cm (height); 10 cm (length), 10 cm (depth) This enticing Guanyin is made of coloured wood and dates to the early 20th cent. The figure shows fine decorations, colourful painting and details in gold. The figure shows signs of age; colour flaking and dryness cracks. It measures 41 cm (height) and 10 cm (length and depth). Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Carved Wood Sculpture with Silver Wire Inlay, China, after 1920

Lot 24: Carved Wood Sculpture with Silver Wire Inlay, China, after 1920

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Description: Dark patinated wood, silver wire China, after 1920 Open work carving Eyes adorned with black beads Particular appearance with subtle shimmering Dimensions: 56 x 21 x 10 cm (height x width x depth) Good condition This beautifully hand-carved wood sculpture was manufactured in China after 1920 and is inlaid with silver wire. It represents a lady in a fine robe, standing on a rocky base. The inlaid floral ornaments adorn her clothes as well as the vessel she is holding in her hands. The finely crafted hair is tied up and a fine smile embellishes her face. The large eyes are adorned with black beads. A deer and an open work bamboo next to her are also decorated with silver wire inlays.The wooden sculpture is in good condition with minor signs of age and wear, such as cracks, some missing silver wires, minor nicks and scratches. Between figure and bamboo some material loss and a slight fracture is visible. The height is 56 cm, width 21 cm and depth 10 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Blue and White Porcelain Vase with Shou Characters, Qing

Lot 25: Blue and White Porcelain Vase with Shou Characters, Qing

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Description: White glazed porcelain with blue underglaze painting China, Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) Probably Kangxi period (1662-1722); Jingdezhen ware Extensive decor with Chinese 'shou' characters Extremely fine calligraphy set in perfect symmetry Baluster form Height: 48 cm Very good condition Provenance: Private collection This porcelain vase was created in China during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), probably during the reign of Emperor Kangxi (1662-1722). The vase has a slender baluster form with an accentuated shoulder and a cylindrical neck with a flaring lip. The body of the perfectly white glazed porcelain vase is adorned with an elegant all-over decor of symmetrically set Chinese 'shou' (= long life) characters in blue underglaze painting. The individual calligraphic characters feature a slight relief. The slightly flared foot rim as well as the lip are emphasised with a fine geometrical bordure, framing the ornamental 'shou' decor. The inside of the vase is also glazed in white. The shape of the vase, the flawlessly spaced lettering and the perfect dark blue colour are typical features of the products from the Jingdezhen kilns in Jiangxi province. There, the first porcelain ware with longevity symbols were produced during the Jiajing period (1522-1566). Later, under Emperor Kangxi, pieces with the '1000 shou characters' imagery became popular treasures from Jingdezhen. The vase is in very good condition with hardly any signs of age and wear. A tiny, hardly discernible notch to the lip and minimal manufacturing flaws can be discerned here and there. The height is 48 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Richly decorated, Round Porcelain Vase, Yongzheng Mark

Lot 26: Richly decorated, Round Porcelain Vase, Yongzheng Mark

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Description: White glazed porcelain with blue underglaze painting Decorated with polychrome enamels China, Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) Underside with Yongzheng period (1723-1735) six-character mark in underglaze blue Archaic bats and ruyi symbols Height: 14 cm Excellent condition This extraordinary porcelain vase was crafted in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912).The white glazed vase shows a fine decor of blue underglaze painting and polychrome overglaze enamels creating a unique relief texture. The ornamental decor shows archaic bats - a symbol of happiness and good luck - as well as ruyi motifs, signifying longevity. The vase has a bulbous form with accentuated shoulders trimmed with a ruyi border. The short neck, adorned with the same decor as the body, ends in a slightly protruding lip. Below the lip another stylised ruyi border is visible. A border of stylised lotus leaves adorns the foot rim.The inside of the vase is glazed in white. The underside shows a perfectly set Yongzheng six-character reign mark (1723-1735) in underglaze blue. The vase is in excellent condition with only minor signs of age and use. It measures 14 cm in height. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Baluster Porcelain Vase in with a Courtly Scenery, 20th C

Lot 27: Baluster Porcelain Vase in with a Courtly Scenery, 20th C

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Description: Porcelain, painted in polychrome colors China, early 20th century Open work handles with remains of gold Baluster form with trumpet shaped neck Ornate with a courtly scenery Opposing side with Chinese inscription Height: 43 cm Good condition This detailed Chinese porcelain vase was made in China and comes in polychrome colors. The vase rises on a round base rim and has a fine baluster formed body. The trumpet-shaped mouth ascends on the shoulder and on the side open work handles with remains of gold are visible. The wall is adorned with a painting, which shows a presentation at the court with noble ladies and boys. On the opposing side a fine Chinese calligraphy can be seen. The vase is in good condition with slight age-related signs of wear. Some enamel and color abrasion, as well as manufacturing flaws are found. The height measures 43 cm. (lvp) Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Porcelain Vase in Baluster Form with a Courtly Scenery, c. 1900

Lot 28: Porcelain Vase in Baluster Form with a Courtly Scenery, c. 1900

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Description: Porcelain, painted in polychrome colors China, around 1900 Figural handles Baluster form with trumpet shaped neck Painting with a courtly scenery Opposing side with Chinese inscription Height: 43 cm Good condition This decorative Chinese porcelain vase is painted in polychrome colors. The vase stands on a round base rim and has a baluster formed body with accentuated shoulder. The latter forms a trumpet shaped neck and on the sides figural handles can be seen. They have the form of mythical creatures, each with a ring in its mouth and remnants of gilding are visible on their faces. The wall is adorned with a courtly scene and in the opposing side Chinese inscription in fine calligraphy is visible. The vase is in good condition with slight age-related signs of wear. Some enamel abrasion, manufacturing flaws, nicks and small notches are visible. Little loss of material at the mouth of one mythical creature can be seen. The height measures 43 cm. (lvp) Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Blue-Glazed 'Cong' Porcelain Vase, Qianlong Mark & Period

Lot 29: Blue-Glazed 'Cong' Porcelain Vase, Qianlong Mark & Period

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Description: Glazed porcelain China, Qianlong Period (1736-1795) Underside with underglaze blue six-character seal mark 'Daqing Qianlong nianzhi' Even, deep blue glaze Height: 30 cm Excellent condition Provenance: from a Hungarian private collection Note: A nearly identical vase was sold at Christie's Hong Kong, on November 30 in 2011 for approx. 56,000 Euros - see screenshot at the picture section This deep blue glazed porcelain vase was crafted in China in the Qing Dynasty during the reign of Emperor Qianlong (1736-1795). The vase features an archaic Cong-form. The rectangular body rises from a round accentuated foot rim. It shows an even deep blue glaze and two sculptural handles in the shape of elephant heads, which are pierced below the trunk. The accentuated shoulder merges into a short neck with a tapered lip, the inner rim is also blue-glazed. Vases of this kind were very popular during the Qianlong period for they were considered to be a signifier of good luck. The underside is marked with the underglaze blue Qianlong six-character seal mark (1736-1795) 'Daqing Qianlong nianzhi'. The vase is in excellent condition with hardly any signs of age and use. The height of the vase is 30 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Table lamp with Famille Rose Vase, China around 1870/1880

Lot 30: Table lamp with Famille Rose Vase, China around 1870/1880

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Description: Original chinese porcelain vase Very delicately crafted Gilted bronze Height of the Vase: 44cm Excellent condition This beautiful Famille Rose vase depicts beautiful daily life scenes showing us the 19υth century China, as well as skillfully painted floral ornaments. The painting is of a very high quality and you can actually feel the paint on the porcelain. The bronze fitting matches the vase's paintings and fits perfectly, just as the elegant rose lampshade does, too. The vase's height is 44cm without the shade and 75cm with the shade. The shade's size is 40 x 26cm. For a long time, chinese porcelain has been painted blue and white. This changed with the beginning of the reign of Emperor Kangxi in 1662. Rose and green were suddenly used, giving the different styles their names - Famille Rose is obviously dominated by rose colours, partially combined with purple shades. This style has been dominating Chinese porcelain painting since the 18υth century.   Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Table lamp with Famille Verte Vase, China around 1870/1880

Lot 31: Table lamp with Famille Verte Vase, China around 1870/1880

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Description: Original chinese porcelain vase Very delicately crafted Bronze fitting Perfectly matching shade Excellent condition This beautiful Famille Rose vase depicts beautifully painted scenes showing us the 19υth century China, as well as skillfully painted floral ornaments. The painting is of a very high quality and you can actually feel the paint on the porcelain. The bronze fitting matches the vase's paintings and fits perfectly, just as the elegant white lampshade that has been decorated with stitched on light rose and green cords. The vase's height is 37cm without the shade and 60cm with the shade. The shade's size is 25 cm. For a long time, chinese porcelain has been painted blue and white. This changed with the beginning of the reign of Emperor Kangxi in 1662. Rose and green were suddenly used, giving the different styles their names - Famille Verte is obviously dominated by green colours, partially combined with purple shades and pink. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Jifu Blue Silk Nine-Dragon Robe, China, late 19th C

Lot 32: Jifu Blue Silk Nine-Dragon Robe, China, late 19th C

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Description: Silk embroidered with gold thread China, late 19th century Finely worked in gold thread with nine five-clawed dragons confronting 'flaming pearls', amongst clouds and bats embroidered in brightly colored silk thread, all on the rich blue ground Glorious colors Measurements: total length 140 cm; width of back (arm to arm) 215 cm Good condition Provenance: Private collection, Saarland Finely adorned official's robe with highly symbolic decorations This so-called jifu robe would traditionally have been worn by an official of the Qing court, a mandarin, according to strict protocol. Nine five-clawed dragons chasing 'flaming pearls' are embroidered in couched gold thread on a blue ground. Nine was considered the number of the emperor, thus only senior officials were allowed to wear nine dragons on their robes. The color blue was associated with the Temple of Heaven, south of the palace, where the Emperor prayed for a good harvest. The robe is further adorned with many auspicious symbols: bats and cranes fly between the cloud motifs - a symbol of longevity and auspicious wish to the wearer. Cranes were also considered messengers of the gods. The water and waves, striped hem line, elevated the mandarin to a high status. It was believed that the wearers of these robes would become immortal. The robe is in excellent condition with signs of wear. The colors are well-preserved. The collar and cuffs could be a marriage from another garment, but are well matched. They are worn. A few imperfections, some small holes and repairs are visible. The robe has a total length of approx. 140 cm and the width of the back measures approx. 215 cm arm to arm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Pendulum Clock with Cloisonné Decoration, Asia, late 20th C.

Lot 33: Pendulum Clock with Cloisonné Decoration, Asia, late 20th C.

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Description: Pendulum clock in brass casing with glazing and cloisonné decoration China, Shanghai and Tianjin, near Beijing, last quarter of the 20th Century One or two week movement, hour and half hour strike on gong spiral, hour and minute Verso inscribed in Chinese and English 'Made in China' on a plaque Enameled short pendulum with ship depiction Overall dimensions: 51 x 22 x 18 cm (H x W x D) Winding key Functional and in good condition This lovely pendulum clock was manufactured in the last quarter of the 20th Century in Shanghai or Tianjin, near Beijing. The one or two week movement with hour and half hour strike on gong spiral is fitted in a brass casing with doors. The white enamel dial with black Roman numerals, minute ring and coloured festoons displays the hour and minute. The clock particularly delights with the column architecture adorned with cloisonné and the enameled short pendulum, featuring a ship depiction. The clock is inscribed in Chinese and English 'Made in China' on a plaque at the back. The clock is in good condition, showing some wear. The casing features little oxidation marks. The crowning cup is slightly loose. The overall dimensions of the clock are 51 x 22 x 18 cm (H x W x D). The clock started running during a short-term test, but long term precision and regularity cannot be guaranteed. The clock comes with a winding key. (cko) Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Chinese Export Silver Rickshaw Condiment Set, Bao Xing, c. 1895

Lot 34: Chinese Export Silver Rickshaw Condiment Set, Bao Xing, c. 1895

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Description: 0.90 Silver; parcel gilded Canton, China, around 1900 Bao Xing, Chinese Silversmith from Canton Marked on the back of the rickshaw cover with the maker's mark and chopmark of the artisan silver maker Shang With pepper shaker, open salt and lidded mustard pot Dimensions: 20 cm long, 11 cm high, 8.5 cm broad Overall weight: 243.4 grams Good condition Provenance: Austrian Private Collection This fine quality Chinese Export Silver rickshaw condiment was made around 1895 in Canton by Bao Xing. In neat handicraft, the rickshaw and the rickshaw puller have been formed out of silver. Instead of passengers, he transports a miniature pepper shaker and an open salt as well as a lidded mustard pot. Salt pot and mustard pot are fashioned as gourds and the open salt pot in the form of a small wooden bucket. Novelty rickshaw condiment sets were a popular item made by many of the Chinese Export Silver makers. The small condiment set is in good condition, with only minimal traces of age and use. The silver is partially tarnished and small, superficial scratches give proof of earlier usage. The small salt and mustard spoons are missing. The overall weight of the complete set is 243.4 grams. The dimensions are: 20 cm length, 11 cm height, 8.5 cm width. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Set of Six Silver-Plated Wine Cups and Tray, Qing, 19th C

Lot 35: Set of Six Silver-Plated Wine Cups and Tray, Qing, 19th C

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Description: Silver-plated metal China, Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), 19th Century Delicate repoussé work Filigree relief With symbols of longevity In original box Height cups: 4.5 cm Dimensions tray: 19.5 x 13.5 cm Good condition This set of six wine cups with a matching tray dates to 19th Century China. The wine cups are delicately decorated with fine relief work showing pine trees and bamboo groves - signifiers of longevity. Amidst the lush nature tiny figures and pagodas are rendered in the finest manner. The tray shows a finely engraved landscape with further lucky symbols from Chinese mythology such as the hawk, deer and pine tree. The rim shows fine repoussé work with pine branches and bamboo leaves. The set is presented in its original box. The set is in good condition with signs of age and use. The relief of one of the cups shows a small, restored crack. The box is rubbed along the edges. The cups each measure 4.5 cm in height. The tray measures 19.5 x 13.5 cm. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Bi Disc Stand, China, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century

Lot 36: Bi Disc Stand, China, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century

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Description: Probably Huang Wood or Hong-mu (Mahogany) China, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), 18th century Rich carving and reticulation Chinese symbolism Measurements: around 58 cm (height); 49.5 cm (width) and 30 cm (depth) Good condition This Bi disc stand is made of wood and was carved in China in the 18υth century, during the Qing Dynasty. It rests on two simple panels, connected at their centre, where there is a semi-circular reserve to display the Bi disc. Each element is richly decorated with carving and reticulation; the corner elements are shaped like dragons with big heads and long tails, rearing up. The central part underneath the Bi disc frame shows two dragons fighting for a pearl in an elaborate, reticulated relief carving. The two feet panels are connected by another carving - showcasing bats and peaches - traditional Chinese sings for long life. The reticulated field above them shows Buddha's hand citrus fruits. This stand was probably originally used to hold a large Bi disc - a jade ornament with a hole in the middle, used for ritual purposes. Apart from Bi discs, the stand may well have been used to hold a gong or a mirror.The Bi disc stand is in good, but used, condition with traces of age. Particularly around the carved corner elements, there is visible material loss and repaired (glued) breakages. One of the decorative carvings on the front left foot also shows material loss. There are notches and signs of use in various places, but they remain nearly unnoticeable due to the rich carvings and the mesmerizing patina. One of the back elements is somewhat lose, another has remnants of glue. The top right corner of the suspension also has remnants of glue. The reverse is left plain. The stand measures around 58 cm (height); 49.5 cm (width) and 30 cm (depth) with feet. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Rare Moon-Gazing Bamboo Chair, China, Qing

Lot 37: 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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Kang Table with Four Small Drawers, China, 20th C

Lot 38: Kang Table with Four Small Drawers, China, 20th C

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Description: Elmwood China, presumably 20th century Noble design Two small drawers on both sides Beautiful patina Dimensions: 47 x 80.5 x 80.5 cm Visually good condition Provenance: German private collection A stylish and timeless piece of furniture This so-called kang table was crafted in China from Elmwood. It is elegantly designed and of a deep yellow brown color with a beautiful grain. The square table top rests on four short square legs with accentuated feet. There are two drawers with plain brass pulls on two sides. These kinds of tables were traditionally used by the 'kang' (fireplace) to hold tea, meals and other everyday items. The table has been restored and is in visually good condition with minimal wear. Fine fissures in the top have been restored. The table measures 47 cm in height und 80.5 cm in length and width. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Large Huanghuali Compound Cabinet, China, 17th C

Lot 39: 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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Large Huanghuali Storage Chest, China, 17th Century

Lot 40: Large Huanghuali Storage Chest, China, 17th Century

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Description: Huanghuali wood, bronze China, 17th Century Beautiful, original patina Original bronze fittings Two locks and one key Beautiful ornamented handles to either narrow sides Dimensions: 151.5 cm Width x 75 cm Height x 70 cm Depth Good condition Provenience: From a Private Collection This exceptional Huanghuali storage chest was crafted in China in the 17υth Century. It still has its original bronze fittings and impresses by its rare size and the wonderful grain of the wood. The huanghuali wood has an especially nice patina and is finely polished and shiny. The lid can be held by two props that are swung out from the inside of the chest. The inside has been reinforced and lined with red wallpaper, bearing fine ornamentation, from the Qing Dynasty. Its modest and rectangular form is without frills and is only adorned with its simplistic, original bronze fittings in order to let the beautiful wood stand out. This rare and beautiful chest is in good condition, considering its age. The wood has a very nice patina and so do the bronze fittings. Small notches and scratches give proof of the chest's already long life. A small area on the lid's border has been restored. Two of the base fittings of the back are loose, but included. The chest has two locks, one key is at hand. The paper inside shows visible traces of use. Smaller parts have been added later. The dimensions are: 151.5 cm width x 75 cm height x 70 cm 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 colour 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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Laque Burgauté Kang Table with mother of pearl, Qing Dynasty

Lot 41: Laque Burgauté Kang Table with mother of pearl, Qing Dynasty

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Description: Wood with laque burgauté; mother of pearl inlays China, late Qing Dynasty Elegantly inlaid table top Secondary subpart Dimensions: 106.5 cm broad; 36.5 cm high; 76 cm deep The tabletop of this elegant Kang table has been made in the late Qing Dynasty in China. The table top is covered with laque burgauté that is adorned with mother of pearl inlays. It shows an all round graphic décor made from thin mother of pearl rods and larger inlays made from mother of pearl. These show a bouquet of flowers and a vase, a flying ornament and a tea pot as well as a cup. The apron as well shows elaborate inlays that are interrupted by the addition of the secondary subpart (i. e. legs). This fine Kang table is in good condition and shows only minimal traces of use and age, such as material losses in the lacquer layer or the inlays. Clearly visible traces of use can be seen around the legs and the corners. Bits of the mother of pearl inlays are missing. The dimensions of the table measure 106.5 cm broad; 36.5 cm high; 76 cm deep. The subpart and the legs are new. 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 42: 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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3 Carved Wooden Panels with Elephants in Relief, China, Qing

Lot 43: 3 Carved Wooden Panels with Elephants in Relief, China, Qing

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Description: Wood, varnished in black China, late Qing dynasty (1644-1912) Three panels, each with the motif of an elephant and a vase Relief carving Each mounted on a holder Total height: 222 cm, each Width: 59 cm, each Good condition These three black panels are made of wood and come from the China of the late Qing dynasty (1644-1912). Each room divider is decorated with a large central cartouche on the front and on the back. They show an elephant on one side and a vase with a lotus flower on the other side. These depictions carved in relief small, are framed by rectangular segments, which are partly decorated with further lotus flowers. The panels are in good condition with signs of age and wear such as drying cracks. Each panel is mounted on an holder and has a total height of 222 cm and a width of 59 cm. (lvp) Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Bronze Tripod Censer, Supported by Three Boys, China, Qing

Lot 45: Bronze Tripod Censer, Supported by Three Boys, China, Qing

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Description: Bronze China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911) Retrospective four character mark of the Qianlong period (1736-1795) Decorated with three taotie masks Carried by three boys Open work lid with a knob in form of a Fu Lion Dimension with lid: 29 x 22 cm Good condition Detailed crafted incense burner with figural handle and taotie masks This bronze incense burner was made in China and dated back to the Qing dynasty (1644-1911). The censer is supported by three boys and has a bulbous body. The wall is decorated with salient taotie masks. A lid with open work and swastika medallions closes the vessel. The knob is designed in form of a Fu Lion with pearl under his left paw. The censer is finely casted and comes with a beautiful patina. Underneath the retrospective four character mark of the Qianlong period (1736-1795) is visible. The bronze incense burner is in good condition with natural patina and only slight age-related signs of wear, such as notches here and there. The height with lid is 29 cm and the width measures approximately 22 cm. Fo Lions Fo lions, also called guardian lions, enjoy high popularity in Chinese art. Their appearance reminds one of a mixture of 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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Large Gilt Bronze Figure of the God of Good Luck Budai, Qing

Lot 46: Large Gilt Bronze Figure of the God of Good Luck Budai, Qing

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Description: Gilt Bronze China, late Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) Unusually large Finely incised Base plate with double vajra symbol Smiling expression Weight: approx. 13.5 kg Dimensions: 36 x 39 x 24 cm (height x width x depth) Very good condition Provenance: from an Italian private collection Magnificent representation of the smiling god of good fortune in a relaxed position This gilded bronze figure was made in China and dates to the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1912). It shows an unusually large Budai, the god of good luck, who is also known under the Japanese name Hotei. He is one of the seven Lucky Gods (Shichi Fukujin), mostly represented, as is the case here, as a monk with a large belly and broad smile. Hence, he is also often called 'laughing Buddha'. In this case Budai is shown in a relaxed, seated position calledmaharaja-lila. His left leg is crossed and the palm of his foot is turned upwards. The right leg is bent and his right hand is laid down on the knee. The left hand is placed in the knee bend holding the hem of his robe. His body is covered by a flowing garment, which leaves his belly and chest area bare. The bronze is closed by a base plate which is decorated with a double vajra symbol. The gilt bronze figure is in very good condition with slight signs of wear consistent with age such as gold abrasion. The height is 36 cm, the width 39 cm and the depth 24 cm. The weight is approx. 13.5 kg. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.

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Wang Chunhua, Ink Painting, Zhong Kui & Demon, China, 1994

Lot 47: Wang Chunhua, Ink Painting, Zhong Kui & Demon, China, 1994

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Description: Ink and paint on paper, mounted on styrofoam China, in the Jiaxu year, 1994 Wang Chunhua (born 1938) - Chinese artist Signed, inscribed and with three seals in red Total dimensions, framed: 68.7 x 63.6 cm This painting in ink and paint on paper was created by the Chinese artist Wang Chunhua (born 1938). It is an album sheet, depicting Zhong Kui exorcising demons. Zhong Kui is a recurring figure in Chinese painting because according to Chinese myth he was a divinity. His purpose was to exorcise demons and to protect human beings. In the inscription Wang Chunhua writes that he has created the drawing after a Zing Kui painting by Fan Zeng. The artist Wang Chunhua was born on 1938 in India and lives today in the province Shanxi. The work is signed, inscribed and bears three seals in red. The sheet is mounted on styrofoam and framed under a mat. The sheet is slightly creased because of the mount, and besides that are the frame and the work in good condition. The mat cutout is 51 x 46.5 cm in size and the total dimensions, including the frame, are 68.7 x 63.6 cm. (tm) Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance. Due to the legal obligation for the resale royalty in the art market the following applies: As a result of its membership in the AV Kunst, Auctionata charges additionally to the hammer price the contribution to the AV Kunst of currently 2.1% of the revenues from the sale of fine arts and photographs pro rata towards the buyer. More information about royalty right in our T&C.

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Zhang Sufang, Ink Painting, Avalokitesvara/Guanyin, China, 1995

Lot 48: Zhang Sufang, Ink Painting, Avalokitesvara/Guanyin, China, 1995

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Description: Ink and paint on paper, mounted on cardboard China, in the Yihai Year, 1995 Zhang Sufang (born 1972) - Chinese painter Signed and titled Two seals Hanging scroll with the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara - Guanyin Total dimensions, framed: 101 x 46 cm This is a Avalokitesvara, or rather Guanyin, a Bodhisattva of sympathy. In China it is often depicted as a female. Guanyin means 'hearing the sounds of the world' in Chinese. In this depiction, Guanyin is standing on a lotus throne looking at the world. The brushwork is fluent and soft. Such pieces can often be found as hanging scrolls in the homes of Buddhists. Zhang Sufang (张素芳 ), born in 1972, is a painter from the province Shanxi. The work is signed and titled and it bears two seals. It is mounted on cardboard and framed in a mat in a black frame. The piece is, next to some little creases and folds and normal abrasion of the frame, in an allover good condition. The depiction is ca. 81 x 35 cm in size and the total dimensions, including the frame, are 101 x 46 cm. 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'. (tm) Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance. Due to the legal obligation for the resale royalty in the art market the following applies: As a result of its membership in the AV Kunst, Auctionata charges additionally to the hammer price the contribution to the AV Kunst of currently 2.1% of the revenues from the sale of fine arts and photographs pro rata towards the buyer. More information about royalty right in our T&C.

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Wang Jian Ye, Ink Painting, Raptor at Pine Twig, China

Lot 49: Wang Jian Ye, Ink Painting, Raptor at Pine Twig, China

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Description: Ink and paint on paper, mounted on cardboard China, 20th century Wang Jian Ye (王建业) - Chinese artist Signed and titled Seal Total dimensions, framed: 107 x 77 cm Very good condition This work, conducted in ink and paint on paper, was created by the Chinese painter Wang Jian Ye (王建业). Depicted is a raptor sitting on a pine tree branch. The depiction is executed in a naturalistic manner and in flowing and soft brushwork. The work is signed and titled, and it bears a seal. It is mounted on cardboard and framed under a mat in a dark green frame. The condition is very good with hardly any traces of wear. The mat cutout is ca. 83.5 x 50 cm in size and the total dimensions, including the frame, are 107 x 77 cm. (tm) Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance. Due to the legal obligation for the resale royalty in the art market the following applies: As a result of its membership in the AV Kunst, Auctionata charges additionally to the hammer price the contribution to the AV Kunst of currently 2.1% of the revenues from the sale of fine arts and photographs pro rata towards the buyer. More information about royalty right in our T&C.

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Ink Drawing 'White Cabbage and Chicks', attributed to Qi Baishi

Lot 50: Ink Drawing 'White Cabbage and Chicks', attributed to Qi Baishi

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Description: Ink drawing Attributed to Qi Baishi (1864 - 1957) - a famous modern Chinese painter Seal and signature of the artist on the left Measurements, folio: 109 x 39.5 cm Good condition Provenance: from the collection of a German couple, which was associated with Beijing artists from the 1950s onwards. A photograph of the couple taken with the famous painter Chang Dai-Chien (Zhang Daqian) can be found with the picturesThis impressive ink painting 'White Cabbage and Chicks' on paper, is mounted with fine silk brocades and has wooden handles at the upper and lower ends. It is attributed to the famous Chinese painter Qi Baishi (1864 - 1957). Qi Baishi is particularly well known for his Xieyi-style paintings, which means as much as 'writing down the concept'. His painting style is discernible by its simple structures with fast-paced, expertly placed brush strokes. This painting shows seven chicks, a wasp and a white cabbage in the background. The chicks' plumage is particularly naturalistic; their poses and facial features individuated with masterful brush strokes and fine technique. The grass, wasp and cabbage leaves are extremely fine rendered and highly expressive. The colour of the ink ranges from a light grey tone to deep black. The philosophy of the artist states that paintings should express something between sameness and difference, so his works often feature everyday items like insects, fruits or flowers. His works overflow with liveliness and freshness, expressing his passion for nature - always in deep ink tones. The characters at the left hand side of the image stand for: 1. and 2.for Baishi, 3. and 4. for Lao Ren= Old Man; 5. and 6. for Qi Huang. The stamp mark comprises three characters, which also mean "Baishi= Old Man". The painting 'White Cabbage and Chicks' is in good condition. Slight traces of age and wear in the form of folds and slight discolorations, are discernible. The mount has a small tear on the upper side and also shows slight discolouration. The reverse reveals the work's title 'White Cabbage and Chicks' and also carries a label with Chinese characters. It has a mount of string. The work carries the artist's seal and signature on the front. It measures a total of 191.5 x 53 cm. The dimensions of the folio are 109 x 39.5 cm. Attribution Although, there is at the current time no complete catalogue raisonné and no globally acknowledged authority for the authentication of artworks by Qi Baishi, we have decided to attribute this work to this artist, however without any guarantee. The estimated price is according to our assumption. Yet the artist seal, together with the quality and expressiveness of this work clearly speak for the master himself.Provenance Furthermore, the artwork's outstanding provenance also attests to its authenticity as it was acquired by a couple which was associated with Beijing artists from the 1950s onwards. Together with the pictures of the work, you also find a picture of the couple with the grand master Zhang Dagian (Chang Dai-chien), with whom they were friends for decades.Qi Baishi 齊白石 (1864 - 1957) Qi Baishi was one of the most famous painters of the 20th century and a proprietor of modernist currents. He was born son of a farmer in 1864, in Xiangtan in the Hunan province. He died 1957 in Beijing. The artist began painting at the age of 14 and started on a tour through China's famous landscapes in 1904, where he attained great fame. In 1917, Qi Baishi then settled in Beijing. He was voted into the national congress of the people in 1953 and was the first president of the Chinese association of artists. Three years earlier, he was awarded the International Peace Price for 1950, by the World Peace Council. Qi was a frontrunner of modernist painting and developed his own important expressive style, of the so-called Chinese scholarly painting. Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance. Due to the legal obligation for the resale royalty in the art market the following applies: As a result of its membership in the AV Kunst, Auctionata charges additionally to the hammer price the contribution to the AV Kunst of currently 2.1% of the revenues from the sale of fine arts and photographs pro rata towards the buyer. More information about royalty right in our T&C.

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Xie Ruhan, Ink Painting, Jaybirds on Plum Tree, China, 1980

Lot 51: Xie Ruhan, Ink Painting, Jaybirds on Plum Tree, China, 1980

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Description: Ink and paint on paper, mounted on cardboard China, in the Gengsheng Year, 1980 Xie Ruhan (谢汝汉) - Chinese artist Signed Three seals Album sheet Total dimensions, framed: 100 x 69 cm This very beautiful painting originates from China from an artist named Xie Ruhan (谢汝汉) from the Gengsheng Year, presumably 1980. It is a very pretty nocturnal piece with two jaybirds on plum tree twigs. The birds are depicted in a lively manner with only few lines. The twigs of the plum tree run diagonally through the composition and divide it into two halves. The brushwork is strong and independent. The work is signed and bears three seals. The sheet is mounted on cardboard and framed in a silk brocade frame under mat in a dark green frame. There is regular foxing in the work. The frame displays hardly any wear. The depiction is ca. 68.5 x 42 cm in size and the total dimensions, including the frame, are 100 x 69 cm. (tm) Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance. Due to the legal obligation for the resale royalty in the art market the following applies: As a result of its membership in the AV Kunst, Auctionata charges additionally to the hammer price the contribution to the AV Kunst of currently 2.1% of the revenues from the sale of fine arts and photographs pro rata towards the buyer. More information about royalty right in our T&C.

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