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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

309 Lots
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An 18th century armorial jug and a cover,

Lot 101: An 18th century armorial jug and a cover,

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Description: An 18th century armorial jug and a cover, the rims with spearhead bands, the armorial flanked by famille rose flower sprays, the crest a unicorn's head between gilt wings, the coat of arms a black cross centred by the sun and quartered with lions rampant on a gold ground, the jug 11cm (4.25 in.)

Condition Report: Good

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A pair of early 19th century blue and white jars and wood covers,

Lot 102: A pair of early 19th century blue and white jars and wood covers,

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Description: A pair of early 19th century blue and white jars and wood covers, the necks of the baluster shapes with ruyi rim bands, the bodies painted with a scene of ladies and children on garden terraces, the jars 33cm (13 in.) high (4) (D)

Condition Report: One jar is cracked around the shoulders and stapled

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A pair of early 19th century 'Robin's Egg' glazed Buddhist lions,

Lot 103: A pair of early 19th century 'Robin's Egg' glazed Buddhist lions,

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Description: A pair of early 19th century 'Robin's Egg' glazed Buddhist lions, both seated with mouths open to show red tongues, he with his paw on a brocade ball, she with hers on a pup, 31cm (12.25 in.) high (2) (D)

Condition Report: She has had her left ear glued back

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A Tang red ware horse,

Lot 104: A Tang red ware horse,

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Description: A Tang red ware horse, standing four square on a rectangular plinth, wearing saddle, bridal and martingale, a spike to its forehead and its mane clipped, 30cm (11.75 in.) high, remains of a wax seal on its rump. (R)

Condition Report: There are signs that the horse could have been broken from its base at some point and that the spike on its forehead has been fixed back. With the covering of old soil encrustations from having been buried, it is hard to see exactly what has been restored

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Six 19th century snuff bottles and a small box,

Lot 105: Six 19th century snuff bottles and a small box,

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Description: Six 19th century snuff bottles and a small box, a pair of famille rose bottles painted with birds, insects and flowers, four character marks of Yongzheng, 6.5cm (2.5 in.) high three painted with dragons on incised wave grounds, the largest 7.5cm (3 in.) high, the last blue and white painted with figures riding water buffaloes, four character mark of Chenghua, together with two stoppers, 7cm (2.75 in.) high, the Canton box with flowers on a turquoise ground, 6.5cm ( 2.5 in.) diameter (11) (D)

Condition Report: One of the dragon bottles has lost its neck

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A late 18th century Jesuit palette bowl,

Lot 106: A late 18th century Jesuit palette bowl,

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Description: A late 18th century Jesuit palette bowl, the rim of the interior painted in black and gilt with scrolls and shells, the exterior with floral swags above sprigs and sprays, 28.5cm (8 .25 in.) diameter

Condition Report: Some rubbing to the enamels but otherwise good

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A famille rose pricket candlestick, Jiaqing mark and of the period,

Lot 107: A famille rose pricket candlestick, Jiaqing mark and of the period,

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Description: A famille rose pricket candlestick, Jiaqing mark and of the period, the pricket replaced by a European gilt metal nozzle within the dished top on column flaring to a dished drip pan, a bun knop above the bell shaped foot with pink key fret rim band, the scrolling lotus painted overall around Buddhist objects, 28cm (11 in.) high

Condition Report: Good other than the replaced pricket

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A 19th century Canton vase,

Lot 108: A 19th century Canton vase,

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Description: A 19th century Canton vase, the flared rim and waisted neck above a compressed spherical body painted with alternating landscape and garden reserves, 34cm (13.5 in.) high (D)

Condition Report: The rim is chipped and has a hair crack consequent to the largest chip

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A 19th century Canton bowl

Lot 109: A 19th century Canton bowl

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Description: A 19th century Canton bowl painted on the exterior and interior with alternating figure and garden reserves, 40cm (15.75 in.) diameter

Condition Report: Good

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A late Ming blue and white double gourd vase

Lot 110: A late Ming blue and white double gourd vase

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Description: A late Ming blue and white double gourd vase painted with two bands of dragons amongst clouds below a diamond diaper rim band and above stylised waves on the foot, 45cm (17.75 in.) high

Condition Report: Some glaze faults but no physical damge such as cracks, chips or restorations

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A 19th century underglaze red bottle shaped vase,

Lot 111: A 19th century underglaze red bottle shaped vase,

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Description: A 19th century underglaze red bottle shaped vase, the waisted neck above a compressed spherical body painted in red with a dragon on a white ground, six character mark of Kangxi, 19.5cm (7.5 in.) high (W)

Condition Report: The rim has been slightly ground to remove a nick

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A late 19th century famille rose planter,

Lot 112: A late 19th century famille rose planter,

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Description: A late 19th century famille rose planter, the rounded sides painted with peonies and cherry blossoms amongst lotus, 27cm (10.5 in.) diameter

Condition Report: The foot is pierced with a drainage hole and so the planter would have had an underdish

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A Kangxi blue and white gu shaped vase,

Lot 113: A Kangxi blue and white gu shaped vase,

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Description: A Kangxi blue and white gu shaped vase, the neck removed leaving the bun shaped centre and flared foot painted with alternating lappet panels of ladies and flowers, artemesia leaf mark, 24cm (9.5 in.) high

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A Henan style jar,

Lot 114: A Henan style jar,

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Description: A Henan style jar, the rounded shoulders of the deep brown glazed tapering cylindrical shape incised with a pleated decoration above three horizontal ribs, 46cm (18 in.) high

Condition Report: Some glaze losses in the firing but no physical damages

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A Tang style pottery lamp base,

Lot 115: A Tang style pottery lamp base,

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Description: A Tang style pottery lamp base, the two handled baluster shape raised on an hexagonal plinth glazed in two tones of green and ochre, 43cm (17 in.) high (D)

Condition Report: One handle is lacking and there has been some infilling to the top of the hexagonal plnth rim

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A pair of 19th century green glazed Buddhist lions, an octagonal dish with stand,

Lot 116: A pair of 19th century green glazed Buddhist lions, an octagonal dish with stand,

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Description: A pair of 19th century green glazed Buddhist lions, an octagonal dish with stand, the lions typically seated, she with her paw on a cub and he with his on a brocade ball, 20.5cm (8 in.) high, the turquoise green hexagonal dish removable from the stand on three brackets pierced with cash medallions, the dish 13cm (5 in.) wide (4) (D)

Condition Report: Both lions have had an ear restored. She has had her head glued back. the corner of his plinth has had a chip glued back . the dish has two hair cracks. One detail to a bracket of the stand has been chipped off

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Three Chinese bowls, a vase and a Thai market jarlet,

Lot 117: Three Chinese bowls, a vase and a Thai market jarlet,

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Description: Three Chinese bowls, a vase and a Thai market jarlet, the famille verte bowl exterior painted with a dragon boat, 28cm (11 in.) diameter, the exterior of the mauve bowl with purple flowers, Qianlong seal mark 17cm (6.75 in.) diameter, the famille rose bowl featuring overglaze blue flowers on the exterior, 14cm (5.5 in.) diameter, the mandarin palette vase, 14cm (5.5 in.) high and the Thai market jarlet 7cm (2.75 in.) (5) (D)

Condition Report: The famille verte bowl is stapled together. The vase has a hair crack. The Thai market jarlet has a rim chip

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A Tek Sing cargo blue and white bowl, dish, tea bowl and saucer

Lot 118: A Tek Sing cargo blue and white bowl, dish, tea bowl and saucer

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Description: A Tek Sing cargo blue and white bowl, dish, tea bowl and saucer the first two with with radiating lappets of flowers and foliage, 16cm (6,25 in,) and 19.5cm (7.75 in.) diameter, the tea bowl and saucer with flower sprigs, each bearing Nagel Auctions labels (4)

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A 19th century celadon ground blue and white jar and cover together with a flambe vase,

Lot 119: A 19th century celadon ground blue and white jar and cover together with a flambe vase,

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Description: A 19th century celadon ground blue and white jar and cover together with a flambe vase, the cover fitting into the rounded shoulders of the jar painted on one side with Buddhist objects, 33cm (13 in.) high, the rim of the short necked ovoid vase mounted with white metal, a splash of white to one side of the shoulders interrupting the even red glaze, 17cm (6.75 in.) high (3)

Condition Report: The jar and cover each have a flake from the rim. The neck of the vase has been reduced probably, hence the mount

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A pair of 19th century vases and a cover,

Lot 120: A pair of 19th century vases and a cover,

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Description: A pair of 19th century vases and a cover, each of the turquoise flattened baluster shapes with gilt handles and painted with puce landscape reserves, the vases 13.5cm (5.25 in.) high (3) (D)

Condition Report: One has been glued back together and the other has five rim chips and a consequent small crack

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Two similar blue and white plates, period of Kangxi,

Lot 121: Two similar blue and white plates, period of Kangxi,

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Description: Two similar blue and white plates, period of Kangxi, each painted with an interior scene of an elderly lady and attendant enclosed by a diamond diaper rim band interspaced with four flowerhead vignettes, six character marks of Chenghua, 20.5cm (8 in.) diameter (2) (D)

Condition Report: One has two rim chips and consequent cracking and the other has some staining where the glaze has crackled.

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A 19th century figure of the Buddha

Lot 122: A 19th century figure of the Buddha

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Description: A 19th century figure of the Buddha sitting crossed legged on a double lotus throne, a green cloak held by by jewelled ties on his golden body, his red trousers gilt with bats amongst clouds, 31cm (12.25 in.) high (R)

Condition Report: His left thumb, usnisa and left wing to his head dress have been glued back

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A blanc de Chine figure of Guanyin, seal marks of He Chaozong,

Lot 123: A blanc de Chine figure of Guanyin, seal marks of He Chaozong,

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Description: A blanc de Chine figure of Guanyin, seal marks of He Chaozong, she stands on a stylised wave encompassed lotus base bedecked in beads holding a ruyi sceptre in her left hand, her right raised to wish good fortune, 46cm (18 in.) high (D) The current figure was said to have been considered period to He Chaozong by P J Donnelley

Condition Report: She has lost two fingers from her right hand

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A 19th century famille rose vase,

Lot 124: A 19th century famille rose vase,

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Description: A 19th century famille rose vase, the baluster shape painted with a dignitary riding through a garden, his attendant carrying his possessions on a yoke, 36cm (14.25 in.) high (D)

Condition Report: A crack runs down one side to meett another circular crack where the foot has been glued back on the the body. It lacks its cover and has a metal plate fitted to make it into a table lamp

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An early 20th century Satsuma reticulated vase,

Lot 128: An early 20th century Satsuma reticulated vase,

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Description: An early 20th century Satsuma reticulated vase, the pierced basket work exterior of the baluster shape enclosing a cylindrical vessel painted with quail amongst chrysanthemums and other flowers, 50cm (19.75 in.) high (D)

Condition Report: This vase is now in two parts as the luting holding the two together at the shoulders has given way

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A pair of Fukugawa ovoid jars, old ownership labels dated [18]92,

Lot 129: A pair of Fukugawa ovoid jars, old ownership labels dated [18]92,

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Description: A pair of Fukugawa ovoid jars, old ownership labels dated [18]92, the gilt lined rims within rounded shoulders above bodies tapering to the feet, the sides painted with alternating reserves of children playing and birds in gardens on Imari palette brocade grounds, marks in red, 62cm (24.5 in.) high (2)

Condition Report: Some rubbing to the gilding but the porcelain is undamaged

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An early 20th century Japanese famille rose planter,

Lot 130: An early 20th century Japanese famille rose planter,

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Description: An early 20th century Japanese famille rose planter, the rollover rim painted with pink rosettes and blue daisy heads on a salmon coloured band above two figure reserves on a floral black ground, three character mark in red, 47cm (18.5 in.) diameter

Condition Report: The porcelain is in good condition. The mark reads Great ??? sei - the middle character has not been read, but possibly relates to the Yamatoku kilns

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Kazan, a pair of 20th century Satsuma jars and wood stands,

Lot 131: Kazan, a pair of 20th century Satsuma jars and wood stands,

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Description: Kazan, a pair of 20th century Satsuma jars and wood stands, the compressed spherical bodies painted with autumnal maple trees before a distant view of Mount Fuji, Shimazu family crest and signatures, 23cm (9 in.) high (4)

Condition Report: Good

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A late 19th century Kutani elephant

Lot 132: A late 19th century Kutani elephant

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Description: A late 19th century Kutani elephant the mauve beast brightly caparisonned with removable hexagonal howdah, its blue roof with gilt beige roundels, 36cm (14 in.) wide (3) (D)

Condition Report: One of the elephant's tusks is chipped away. Both the howdah and its roof have restoration. The roof has had its finial ground away

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A late 19th/early 20th century Fukugawa charger

Lot 133: A late 19th/early 20th century Fukugawa charger

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Description: A late 19th/early 20th century Fukugawa charger gilt and enamelled with three birds amongst cherry blossom and willow against a midnight blue ground, orchid and Fukugawa sei marks in red, 46cm (18 in.) diameter

Condition Report: Good

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A pair of early 20th century Satsuma vases,

Lot 134: A pair of early 20th century Satsuma vases,

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Description: A pair of early 20th century Satsuma vases, the baluster shapes painted with a gathering of dignitaries and children on one side and with warriors on the other, 55.5cm ( 21.75 in.) high (2)

Condition Report: Good

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A 20th century Fukugawa vase,

Lot 135: A 20th century Fukugawa vase,

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Description: A 20th century Fukugawa vase, the cylindrical sides rounded at the shoulders and foot decorated on one side in shadows of blue and pink with Mount Fuji, rebus and four character marks, 12.5cm ( 5 in.) high, bears Van Maanen collection label

Condition Report: Good

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Five 20th century Imari dishes,

Lot 136: Five 20th century Imari dishes,

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Description: Five 20th century Imari dishes, each painted with garden panels radiating around a central roundel, the petal edged pair bearing impressed Yamatoku marks, 37cm (14.5 in.) diameter, one of the two other petal edged dishes bearing Aoki mark in blue, 36.5cm (14.25 in.) diameter, the fifth 37.5cm (14.75 in.) diameter

Condition Report: One of the single petal edged dish has a chip on the reverse of the rim

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A Kinkozan Satsuma vase,

Lot 138: A Kinkozan Satsuma vase,

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Description: A Kinkozan Satsuma vase, the shoulders of the ovoid shape with brocade scrolls above two shore line landscape reserves one featuring Mount Fuji in the distance, impressed and gilt marks, 12cm (4.75 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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An early 20th century Satsuma small vase,

Lot 139: An early 20th century Satsuma small vase,

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Description: An early 20th century Satsuma small vase, the waisted neck with alternating brocade panels above a reserve of a lady and attendants on one side and of children on the other, 9cm (3.5 in.0 high (D)

Condition Report: There is a bruise and small chip on the rim. It might be that the whole has been out and well glued back with a loss of a piece from one side.

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Two Kutani censers and covers,

Lot 140: Two Kutani censers and covers,

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Description: Two Kutani censers and covers, the tripod censer of bun shape painted with figure and natural reserves below a pierced lid modelled on a chrysanthemum flowerhead, 10cm (4 in.) diameter, the other of two handled bronze shape painted with pavilion and figure reserves, the cover surmounted by a kneeling lady holding a fan, marks in red, 17cm (6.75 in.) high (4) (W)

Condition Report: One of the feet of the first has a slight chip

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A late 19th century Kutani temmoku ground vase,

Lot 141: A late 19th century Kutani temmoku ground vase,

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Description: A late 19th century Kutani temmoku ground vase, two beak shaped handles to a rounded cylindrical body painted and gilt with wisteria and other flowers above an iron red lappet foot band, all on the lustrous brown glaze, 30.5cm (12 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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An Arita netsuke, a blue and white bowl and a dish,

Lot 142: An Arita netsuke, a blue and white bowl and a dish,

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Description: An Arita netsuke, a blue and white bowl and a dish, the netsuke in the form of a daimyo monkey, its brown capped head once nodding above its blue draped shoulders, 8cm (3.25 in.) high, the bowl with spiral brocade and foliate panels, 15cm (6 in.) diameter, the boat shaped dish painted with two travellers wearing rice straw cloaks, 21cm (8.25 in.) wide (3) (D)

Condition Report: The counter weight for the netsuke's nodding head had been repleced aby a shard of wood.

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An early 20th century Satsuma cased tea set,

Lot 143: An early 20th century Satsuma cased tea set,

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Description: An early 20th century Satsuma cased tea set, each piece painted with ladies out walking by water and pavilions, some with parasols, comprising six cups, saucers, sugar, milk, tea pot and covers (18) (D)

Condition Report: One cup is cracked and another has had its handle glued back. A chip has been glued back into the recessed rim of the sugar bowl where the cover rim fits

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A pair of 19th century bamboo brush pots,

Lot 147: A pair of 19th century bamboo brush pots,

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Description: A pair of 19th century bamboo brush pots, each carved in relief on one side with scholars in retreat amongst bamboo and by a pavilion, 28cm (11 in.) high (2)

Condition Report: Good

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An early 20th century hardwood four fold screen,

Lot 148: An early 20th century hardwood four fold screen,

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Description: An early 20th century hardwood four fold screen, the end panels pierced and carved with Shoulao and attendant, the central panels with a lady, dignitary and attendant children, shou characters above and below, the base panels carved in relief with birds and flowers, 195 x 168cm (76.75 x 66 in.)

Condition Report: The top left hand panel has a split three quarters of the way through centrally

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An early 19th century nephrite jade cup,

Lot 149: An early 19th century nephrite jade cup,

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Description: An early 19th century nephrite jade cup, the exterior incised with flowers, the handles carved as dragon heads flat onto the rim that they bite with their incisors, their mouths open behind, the bowl 7cm (2.75 in.) diameter

Condition Report: One of the lower terminals to the handle has been chipped

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An early 20th century ivory lady, the wood stand mounted as a lamp,

Lot 150: An early 20th century ivory lady, the wood stand mounted as a lamp,

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Description: An early 20th century ivory lady, the wood stand mounted as a lamp, she stands holding a bowl, a bird ornament in her hair, 38cm (15 in.) high, the shade made of silk embroidery

Condition Report: There is a crack running to one side of the bowl rim

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A 19th century marble topped hardwood vase stand,

Lot 151: A 19th century marble topped hardwood vase stand,

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Description: A 19th century marble topped hardwood vase stand, the apron pierced and carved with four panels of Buddhist objects flanking central peaches, the four legs reeded, 42cm (16.5 in.) diameter

Condition Report: Some old scratching to the pink marble

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