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Auction Description for Cheffins: The Oriental Sale
Viewing Notes:
Sunday 28th October 10.00-12.00 Monday 29th October 10.00-17.00 Tuesday 30th October 10.00-17.00 Wednesday 31st October 09.00-10.45

The Oriental Sale

by Cheffins


309 lots | 301 with images

November 1, 2012

Live Auction

Clifton House

1 & 2 Clifton Road

Cambridge, CB1 7EA United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1223 213343

Fax: +44 (0)1223 271949

Email: fine.art@cheffins.co.uk

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A late Ming blue and white bowl

Lot 51: A late Ming blue and white bowl

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Description: A late Ming blue and white bowl painted with a qylin roundel central to the interior and dragon roundels separated by clouds on the exterior, four character mark 'Beautiful vessel for the Rich and Honourable', 35.5cm (14 in.) diameter (D)

Condition Report: This has a firing crack within the footrim which has opened up into a real crack across two thirds of the bowl

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A 19th century vase,

Lot 52: A 19th century vase,

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Description: A 19th century vase, the baluster shape painted in iron red with two dragons amongst clouds chasing a gilt pearl, the foot with stylised waves, six character mark of Guangxu, 22cm (8.75 in.) high with a brocade box (2)

Condition Report: Good

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A blue and white dish, six character mark of Guangxu,

Lot 53: A blue and white dish, six character mark of Guangxu,

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Description: A blue and white dish, six character mark of Guangxu, painted with a scholar by three pavilions on a mountainous island, 21cm (8.25 in.) diameter

Condition Report: Good

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A late 19th century jar

Lot 54: A late 19th century jar

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Description: A late 19th century jar painted with a black bird, grapes and peonies on a turquoise ground, four character mark in red 'Eternal Joy and Everlasting Spring' within the footrim and further marks on the shoulder, 16.5cm (6.5 in.) This is the type of ware made in 1894 for the Dowager Empress Cixi's birthday

Condition Report: This lacks its cover but is otherwise good

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A 19th century relief moulded jar and cover

Lot 55: A 19th century relief moulded jar and cover

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Description: A 19th century relief moulded jar and cover worked with a crane amongst autumnal coloured lotus on a green ground, four character mark 'Worked at the Chu-Sun Studio of Beautiful Jade', 15cm (9.75 in.) high (2)

Condition Report: Good

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A pair of late 18th/early 19th century famille rose plates

Lot 56: A pair of late 18th/early 19th century famille rose plates

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Description: A pair of late 18th/early 19th century famille rose plates painted with pink phoenix alternating with prunus roundels enclosing central pairs of flowers, 24cm 99.5 in.) diameter (2)

Condition Report: Good

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An 18th century blue and white censer,

Lot 57: An 18th century blue and white censer,

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Description: An 18th century blue and white censer, the brown edged flared rim above two dragons chasing a flaming pearl on the rounded sides of the exterior, 23.5cm (9.25 in.) diameter

Condition Report: Good

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A late 19th/early20th century famille rose small jardiniere,

Lot 58: A late 19th/early20th century famille rose small jardiniere,

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Description: A late 19th/early20th century famille rose small jardiniere, the exterior painted with two mandarin ducks swimming amongst lotus, 14cm (5.5 in.) diameter

Condition Report: Good

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A Song/Ming celadon bulb bowl

Lot 59: A Song/Ming celadon bulb bowl

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Description: A Song/Ming celadon bulb bowl incised centrally to the interior with a flower head, the exterior ribbed and bossed in imitation of metal above three paw feet, 22cm (8.5 in.) diameter

Condition Report: Good

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A doucai dish, seal mark of Qianlong,

Lot 60: A doucai dish, seal mark of Qianlong,

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Description: A doucai dish, seal mark of Qianlong, painted with stylised phoenix and scrolling lotus, 19cm (7.5 in.) diameter (R)

Condition Report: This has a hair crack and two areas of restoration to the rim

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A monogrammed Canton part service for William Augustus Russell (1831-99),

Lot 61: A monogrammed Canton part service for William Augustus Russell (1831-99),

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Description: A monogrammed Canton part service for William Augustus Russell (1831-99), each piece painted with alternating garden and figural panels about the gilt monogram roundels, comprising: ten plates, four vegetable dishes and covers, petal edged round dish, two sauce tureens a cover and two stands, a soup tureen cover and stand (27) Russell was a four term congressman and one of the founders of the International Paper Company

Condition Report: There is some fritting to the rims of the vegetable tureens and some rubbing to the gilding but otherwise good

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A 19th century flambe vase,

Lot 62: A 19th century flambe vase,

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Description: A 19th century flambe vase, the baluster shape with an even purple streaked mauve glaze, 34cm (13.5 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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A Song style jun glazed dish,

Lot 63: A Song style jun glazed dish,

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Description: A Song style jun glazed dish, the shallow sided circular shape with two splashes of mauve on the slightly crackled lavender ground, the exterior with another splash, 25cm (9.75 in.) diameter

Condition Report: Good

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A pair of late 19th century blue and white jars,

Lot 64: A pair of late 19th century blue and white jars,

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Description: A pair of late 19th century blue and white jars, each of the baluster shapes painted with four branches of flowering cherry on a blue ground, four character marks of Kangxi, 28cm (11 in.) high (2)

Condition Report: One has two minor nibbles to the rim

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A pair of 19th century Canton vases,

Lot 65: A pair of 19th century Canton vases,

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Description: A pair of 19th century Canton vases, the everted petal shaped rims above gilt dragons and beasts applied to the waisted necks, the bodies each painted with two figure reserves on vase, flower and insect grounds, 23cm (9 in.) high (2)

Condition Report: Good

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A pair of early 20th century blue and white vases and one cover,

Lot 66: A pair of early 20th century blue and white vases and one cover,

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Description: A pair of early 20th century blue and white vases and one cover, the baluster shapes painted with scholars reading scrolls below maple trees on a terrace, more being carried in by bearers of yokes, four character marks of Kangxi, the vases 30.5cm (12 in.) high (3) (D)

Condition Report: One vase has a bruise and consequent crack from the rim. The remaining cover has a rim chip and glaze loss to the head of the lion finial

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A late Ming 'Kraak' blue and white dish

Lot 67: A late Ming 'Kraak' blue and white dish

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Description: A late Ming 'Kraak' blue and white dish painted centrally with a bowl of flowers within radiating rim panels of alternating Buddhist objects and flowers, 49cm (19.25 in.) diameter (D)

Condition Report: There is a faint hair crack at 1am and a rim chip on the reverse

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A late 19th/early 20th century blue and white vase,

Lot 68: A late 19th/early 20th century blue and white vase,

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Description: A late 19th/early 20th century blue and white vase, the ovoid body and waisted neck painted with reserves of Buddhist objects on a ground of cherry blossoms settling on the cracking ice of winter, six character mark of Kangxi, 36cm (14.25 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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A 19th century blue ground jar

Lot 69: A 19th century blue ground jar

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Description: A 19th century blue ground jar slip trailed and coloured with the Daoist immortals on clouds above green waves, six character mark of Kangxi, 26.5cm (10.5 in.) high

Condition Report: Good but with no cover

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A pair of late 18th century Chinese lamp bases

Lot 70: A pair of late 18th century Chinese lamp bases

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Description: A pair of late 18th century Chinese lamp bases painted with reserves of birds flying above trellissed gardens on a blue ground gilt with scrolling flowers, the flared rims and swollen topped feet with pink ground floral bands, 47cm (18.5in) high (2) (D)

Condition Report: One has been broken and glued back together and the other has a hair crack. The gilt brass feet were glued on and the lamp fittings have been fixed inside the vases without their being drilled with holes

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A 19th century sang du boeuf vase,

Lot 71: A 19th century sang du boeuf vase,

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Description: A 19th century sang du boeuf vase, the rim of the baluster shape white, the body with an even red glaze, 54cm (21.25 in.) high (D)

Condition Report: Part of the rim has been glued back and large chip is missing

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A 19th century Canton bowl,

Lot 72: A 19th century Canton bowl,

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Description: A 19th century Canton bowl, the interior painted with alternating panels of birds in gardens and figures, 40cm (15.75 in.) diameter (D)

Condition Report: This has had a chunk out of one side glued back

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A composed garniture of three 19th century vases,

Lot 73: A composed garniture of three 19th century vases,

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Description: A composed garniture of three 19th century vases, each painted in famille verte enamels with figures below cash diaper and above a band of coloured batons, the baluster vases 25cm 99.75 in.) high and the cylindrical vase, 21cm (8.25 in.) high (3)

Condition Report: Good

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Two 18th century blue and white plates, a clobbered plate, a later coral red backed plate and a crackleware dish,

Lot 74: Two 18th century blue and white plates, a clobbered plate, a later coral red backed plate and a crackleware dish,

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Description: Two 18th century blue and white plates, a clobbered plate, a later coral red backed plate and a crackleware dish, the first two painted with two figures crossing a bridge between two islands and with a bird central to a eight point star of cracked ice, 23cm (9 in.) diameter, the third with two horseman hunting, 23.5cm (9.25 in.) diameter, the fruit painted coral backed plate gilt with Qianlong seal mark, 19.5cm (7.75 in.) diameter, the last with birds in a flower garden, seal mark of Tongzhi, 28cm (11 in.) diameter (5) (D)

Condition Report: The first described blue and white plate has a 4cm hair crack. The second blue and white plate has a fritted rim. The hunter painted plate has a fritted rim. The Tongzhi dish has a small chip on the rim

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An early 20th century vase

Lot 75: An early 20th century vase

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Description: An early 20th century vase painted in famille rose palette with the eight Daoist immortals on a cafe au lait ground, six character mark of Yongzheng, 42.5cm (16.75 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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A famille verte dish, a famille rose dish and a later pair of vases,

Lot 76: A famille verte dish, a famille rose dish and a later pair of vases,

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Description: A famille verte dish, a famille rose dish and a later pair of vases, the first painted with five fishes, six character mark and period of Kangxi, 33cm (13 in.) diameter, the second with central spray of flowers, 35.5cm (14 in.) diameter, the green onion topped bottle vases bearing four character marks of Kangxi, 13cm (5 in.) high (4) (D)

Condition Report: The famille verte dish has two chunks glued back into it. The famille rose dish has been in half, has a chunk glued back and has a consequent crack at right angles to where it has been in half

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A late 18th century Chinese mandarin palette bowl

Lot 77: A late 18th century Chinese mandarin palette bowl

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Description: A late 18th century Chinese mandarin palette bowl painted with reserves of figures in and about pavilions, the exterior with a coral red ground gilt with Y-diaper, 26cm (10.25 in.) diameter (D)

Condition Report: This has a rim chip and a hair crack

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A pair of late18th century/early 19th century vases and covers,

Lot 78: A pair of late18th century/early 19th century vases and covers,

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Description: A pair of late18th century/early 19th century vases and covers, the blue baluster shapes and Buddhist lion surmounted covers gilt with insects, birds and flowers, 42cm (16.5 in.) high (4) (D)

Condition Report: One cover has two chips and the other four. One vase has a chip and consequent crack and the other has had one side broken out and restored back

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Three 18th century famille rose plates,

Lot 79: Three 18th century famille rose plates,

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Description: Three 18th century famille rose plates, the soup plate painted with two birds amongst flowers, 22cm (8.75 in.), the smaller plate painted with a vase amongst flowers, pairs of fish in vignettes on the rim, 22cm (8.75 in.) diameter, the largest with central peony, 25cm (9.75 in.) diameter (3)

Condition Report: Some glaze losses to the soup plate and minor fritting to the rim. The largest has minor chips to the rim.

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An 18th century famille rose dish,

Lot 80: An 18th century famille rose dish,

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Description: An 18th century famille rose dish, centrally painted with a vase amongst prunus and peonies, the floral rim with four pairs of fish in vignettes, 31.5cm (12.5 in.)

Condition Report: Good

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A late 18th century famille rose dish,

Lot 81: A late 18th century famille rose dish,

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Description: A late 18th century famille rose dish, the central peony and prunus growing by a blue rock within turquoise vignettes on the rim, 28cm (11 in.) diameter

Condition Report: Three very small chips on the rim

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A Qianlong style famille rose vase,

Lot 82: A Qianlong style famille rose vase,

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Description: A Qianlong style famille rose vase, the blue handles on a lotus painted yellow ground neck above the horizontally fluted body painted with six bands of butterflies, the flared foot with floral lappets on a black stippled ground, seal mark in blue, 28cm 911 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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A Qianlong style Imari palette two part double gourd vase

Lot 83: A Qianlong style Imari palette two part double gourd vase

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Description: A Qianlong style Imari palette two part double gourd vase painted with iron red bats amongst underglaze blue clouds, the top lifting off to leave a bowl bearing six character mark within the footrim, 25cm (9.75 in.) high (2)

Condition Report: Good

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A blue ground onion topped bottle vase

Lot 84: A blue ground onion topped bottle vase

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Description: A blue ground onion topped bottle vase painted in white with with cranes flying amongst clouds, ruyi lappets on the rim and chevrons on the foot, six character mark of Xuantong, 34cm (13.25 in.) high (W)

Condition Report: There are two hair cracks within the footrim and a small chip on it

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A flambe glazed baluster vase,

Lot 85: A flambe glazed baluster vase,

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Description: A flambe glazed baluster vase, the red glaze with clouds of lavender blue, the inside of the neck and the footrim with oatmeal crackled glaze, 38cm (15 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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A Jiaqing style famille rose bottle vase,

Lot 86: A Jiaqing style famille rose bottle vase,

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Description: A Jiaqing style famille rose bottle vase, the compressed spherical body painted with red dragons chasing flaming pearls amongst green clouds, a yellow band on the shoulders, Buddhist objects amongst flowers on the waisted neck below a ruyi band on the rim, seal mark in red, 40cm (15.75 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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A Yongzheng style famille verte bottle vase

Lot 87: A Yongzheng style famille verte bottle vase

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Description: A Yongzheng style famille verte bottle vase painted with three bands of squirrels on vines between lappet and chevron bands, the shoulders with an underglaze blue star diaper band, six character mark, 24.5cm (9.5 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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A Qianlong style famille rose bottle vase

Lot 88: A Qianlong style famille rose bottle vase

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Description: A Qianlong style famille rose bottle vase painted with dragons alternating with leaf shaped reserves of birds, all on a blue oeil de perdrix ground scattered with flowers, seal mark in red, 21.5cm (8.5 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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A Yongzheng style famille rose bottle vase

Lot 89: A Yongzheng style famille rose bottle vase

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Description: A Yongzheng style famille rose bottle vase painted with a butterfly amongst intertwined flowers and cherry blossom, six character mark in blue, 24cm (9.5 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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A Kangxi style blue and white vase,

Lot 90: A Kangxi style blue and white vase,

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Description: A Kangxi style blue and white vase, the narrow waisted neck above rounded shoulders, the tapering cylindrical body swelling slightly to a chevron band on the foot, four roundels above, six character mark, 23cm (9 in.)

Condition Report: Good

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A 20th century brush pot,

Lot 91: A 20th century brush pot,

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Description: A 20th century brush pot, the cylindrical shape painted on the exterior with figures about a snow covered shorescape, an inscription in black on the reverse, 15cm (6 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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A 20th century vase,

Lot 92: A 20th century vase,

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Description: A 20th century vase, the slender ovoid shape painted in black with two birds on a branch, four character mark in red 'Made for the Hall Where One Dwells in Benevolence', 17cm (7 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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A Daoguang style famille rose dish,

Lot 93: A Daoguang style famille rose dish,

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Description: A Daoguang style famille rose dish, the green ruyi lappet rim band on a yellow ground enclosing four double gourd shaped reserves of figures on a pink ground painted with vines of further gourds, leaves and flowers, seal mark in blue, 19cm (7.5 in.) diameter

Condition Report: Good

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A Qianlong style famille rose plate

Lot 94: A Qianlong style famille rose plate

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Description: A Qianlong style famille rose plate painted with figures on a bank before water receding to grey mountains within a scrolling lotus band on a green ground, seal mark in blue, 20cm (8 in.) diameter

Condition Report: Good

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A Kangxi style blue and white bowl

Lot 95: A Kangxi style blue and white bowl

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Description: A Kangxi style blue and white bowl painted with dragons, one in a roundel on the interior and two on the exterior amongst clouds and flames reaching for lingzhi supported quatrefoils inscribed with two characters, six character mark in blue, 16cm (6.25 in.) diameter

Condition Report: Good. The second character in the quatrefoils may read market (?) making the first character a place name(?)

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A pair of Jiaqing style famille rose bowls,

Lot 96: A pair of Jiaqing style famille rose bowls,

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Description: A pair of Jiaqing style famille rose bowls, each of the exteriors painted with two pink flowering cherry trees undersewn with red flowers and grass, seal marks in red, 11.5cm (4.5 in.) diameter (2)

Condition Report: Good

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A gilt celadon vase, mark and period of Xianfeng,

Lot 97: A gilt celadon vase, mark and period of Xianfeng,

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Description: A gilt celadon vase, mark and period of Xianfeng, the waisted neck with pierced bracket handles, the ovoid body flowing down to a circular foot, gilt overall with scrolling lotus, lappet bands on the shoulders and foot, six character mark in red, 30.5cm (12 in.) high Provenance: This vase has been in the vendor's family since about 1860

Condition Report: Good with minor rubbing to the shoulders

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A pair of 19th century figures

Lot 98: A pair of 19th century figures

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Description: A pair of 19th century figures of a man wearing a green robe holding a scroll, the other bearded, wearing a turquoise robe and raising his right hand, 19cm (7.5 in.) high (2) (D)

Condition Report: The first figure has lost his right hand. The second has lost two points of his beard and had his right hand glued back

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A late 19th century blue and white jar and cover,

Lot 99: A late 19th century blue and white jar and cover,

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Description: A late 19th century blue and white jar and cover, bats flying above Buddhist objects in the two reserves on a cracked ice ground scattered with cherry blossoms, 31.5cm (12.5 in.) high (2)

Condition Report: Good

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Three 18th/19th century Yixing tea pots and covers,

Lot 100: Three 18th/19th century Yixing tea pots and covers,

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Description: Three 18th/19th century Yixing tea pots and covers, the red ware pot with gilt metal mounts and seal mark within the lid, 7.5cm (3 in.) diameter, the buff coloured pot with seal mark within the cover, 8cm (3.25 in.) diameter and the white crackled glazed pot with gilt metal mounts and peach cover finial, 6.5cm (2.5 in.) diameter (6) (D)

Condition Report: The inside flange of the red ware pot cover is 3/4 chipped away. The buff coloured pot has a nick on the spout . The white pot has a crack in the handle

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