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Asian Fine Art and Antiques Day 2

by Altair Auctions


502 lots with images

December 16, 2012

Live Auction

151 Carnegie Row

Norwood, MA, 02062 USA

Phone: 781-349-8388

Fax: 781-349-8327

Email: info@altair-auctions.com

502 Lots
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Chinese Doucai Water Coupe

Lot 711: Chinese Doucai Water Coupe

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Description: China, Early 20th C., Doucai water coupe, painted with scrolling lotus flowers and bands of auspicious symbols, Qianlong mark on base. Height 3 1/2 in., Width 4 1/4 in.

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Pair of Chinese Famille Rose Vases

Lot 712: Pair of Chinese Famille Rose Vases

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Description: China, 18/19th C., very rare pair of famille rose vases from the China Trade, each decorated with two European figures attached on side, two round bases decorated with gilt floral patterns on coral red background, both vases and both bases bear Qianlong. Height 16 1/2 in.

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Chinese Famille Rose Tea Bowls

Lot 713: Chinese Famille Rose Tea Bowls

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Description: China, 19th C., a pair of famille rose tea bowls with covers and bases, exterior decorated with flowers, interior with turquoise glaze, Qianlong mark on base and cover. Height 3 3/4 in., Width 4 1/4 in.

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Chinese Gourd and Snuff Bottle

Lot 714: Chinese Gourd and Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, gourd and snuff bottle, gourd in the shape of an egg with carved auspicious symbols; snuff bottle in the flattened globular form with central scene of a carved landscape, with stopper. Height 5 in.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 715: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., Peking glass, flattened rectangular, snuff bottle, painted inside with figures in a boat situated in a landscape, signed and calligraphy. Height 3 3/4 in.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 716: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., Peking glass snuff bottle in the form of an elephant. Height 2 1/4 in.

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Chinese Copper Enamel Snuff Bottle

Lot 717: Chinese Copper Enamel Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, Early 20th C., snuff bottle in a pear shape, enamel depiction of a woman seated in a garden on both sides, Qianlong mark on base. Height 3 3/4 in.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 718: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., Peking glass snuff bottle, interior is hand painted landscape, calligraphy, and signature, coral stopper, signed Zhou Le Yuan. Height 3 1/4 in.

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Chinese Glass Enamel Snuff Bottle

Lot 719: Chinese Glass Enamel Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, Early 20th C., snuff bottle in a pear shape, depiction of two small ducks in front of a grouping of flowers, Qianlong mark on base. Height 3 in.

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Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

Lot 720: Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., carved agate snuff bottle, carved with open work of chi dragon, carved rooster as stopper. Height 5 1/2 in.

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Chinese Glass Snuff Bottle With Gold Splash

Lot 721: Chinese Glass Snuff Bottle With Gold Splash

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Description: China, 19th C., snuff bottle in a bulbous shape, decorated with gold splashes, coral stopper. Height 2 3/4 in.

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Chinese Famille Rose Snuff Bottle

Lot 722: Chinese Famille Rose Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., in the shape of a butterfly, the snuff bottle is decorated in color and gilt, Qianlong mark on base. Height 2 in.

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Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

Lot 723: Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., carved agate snuff bottle, in a compressed square form, missing stopper. Height 2 3/4 in.

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Chinese Pebble Stone Snuff Bottle

Lot 724: Chinese Pebble Stone Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., in a stretched pear shape, the pebble stone snuff bottle has a natural swirling texture, jade stopper. Length 3 in.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 725: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., Peking glass snuff bottle, in a bulb form with carved foliate designs, glass stopper with a jade finial. Height 2 3/4 in.

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Chinese Jadeite Snuff Bottle

Lot 726: Chinese Jadeite Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., carved jadeite snuff bottle, in a flattened tapered shape, with floral carvings and a butterfly on the front, a jadeite stopper. Height 3 3/4 in.

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Chinese Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 727: Chinese Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 20th C., inside painted snuff bottle, depicting in four panel scenes from the well-known Chinese Novel, Outlaws of the Marsh, Shuihu in Chinese, signed on shoulder, agate stopper. Height 3 1/2 in.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 728: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., bottle form, the snuff bottle has lovely painted with flowers, Qianlong mark on base, coral stopper. Height 2 1/2 in.

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Chinese Carved Agate Snuff Bottle

Lot 729: Chinese Carved Agate Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., carved agate snuff bottle, in a compressed square form, carved in relief with a dragon, coral and silver stopper. Height 3 in.

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Chinese Brass Chop

Lot 730: Chinese Brass Chop

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Description: China, 19th C., brass seal chop with incised floral decoration. Height 2 3/4 in.

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Chinese Wood Seal Chop

Lot 731: Chinese Wood Seal Chop

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Description: China, 19th C., carved wood seal chop with carved Chinese characters on base. Height 1 3/4 in., Width 2 1/2 in., Length 2 1/2 in.

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Chinese Chicken-Blood Seal Chop

Lot 732: Chinese Chicken-Blood Seal Chop

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Description: China, 20th C., chicken-blood red seal stone chop, plain base. Height 2 1/8 in.

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Chinese Chicken-Blood Stone Seal Chop

Lot 733: Chinese Chicken-Blood Stone Seal Chop

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Description: China, 19th C., chicken-blood stone seal chop with carved base and inscription on its body. Height 2 in.

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Chinese Ink Box

Lot 734: Chinese Ink Box

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Description: China, 19th C., ivory ink box with a carved jade cover, the box is two tiers and incised and painted with floral motifs, with flower clasps. Width 2 in., Length 2 1/2 in., Height 1 1/2 in.

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Chinese Green Porcelain Seal Chop

Lot 735: Chinese Green Porcelain Seal Chop

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Description: China, Ming period, bright green glazed seal chop with a sculptural design on the top. Height 3 1/4 in.

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Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

Lot 736: Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C, carved agate snuff bottle, in a compressed square form, carved in relief with bug and floral motif, malachite stopper. Height 3 in.

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Chinese Jadeite Snuff Bottle

Lot 737: Chinese Jadeite Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., carved jadeite snuff bottle, in a bulbous form, carved with floral patterns, jadeite stopper. Height 2 1/2 in.

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Chinese Jadeite Snuff Bottle

Lot 738: Chinese Jadeite Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., jadeite snuff bottle, of oval form, with gilt stopper. Height 2 1/4 in.

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Chinese Jade Seal Chop

Lot 739: Chinese Jade Seal Chop

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Description: China, Late 19th C., jade seal chop with a carved dragon on the top. Width 2 in., Length 1 1/4 in.

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Chinese Jade Snuff Bottle

Lot 740: Chinese Jade Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., carved jade snuff bottle with a Buddha relief, coral stopper. Height 3 in.

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Chinese Jade Snuff Bottle

Lot 741: Chinese Jade Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., jade snuff bottle, of compressed square form, with animal mask, coral stopper. Height 2 1/2 in.

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Chinese Jade Snuff Bottle

Lot 742: Chinese Jade Snuff Bottle

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Description: China, 19th C., carved jade snuff bottle, of square form with carved coral stopper, carving of characters on three sides, and a scene of a man fishing on the front. Height 2 3/4 in.

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Chinese Blue and White Ink Box

Lot 743: Chinese Blue and White Ink Box

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Description: China, Kangxi period, blue and white mini ink box decorated with scenes of landscape, with cover. Width 2 3/4 in., Length 2 in.

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Chinese Ink Block

Lot 744: Chinese Ink Block

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Description: China, 19th C., ink block with a gilded animal on the front and inscriptions on the back and a mark. Width 3 4/9 in.

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Three Chinese Soap Stone Seal Chops

Lot 745: Three Chinese Soap Stone Seal Chops

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Description: China, 19th C., three soap stone seal chops with carved scene on each. Height of largest 2 1/4 in.

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Ten Chinese Stone Seals

Lot 746: Ten Chinese Stone Seals

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Description: China, 19/20th C., a group of ten assorted carved stone seal chops, with box. Length of largest 2 1/4 in.

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Chinese Tripod Bronze Censer

Lot 747: Chinese Tripod Bronze Censer

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Description: China, 19th C., tripod bronze censer with a dragon perching over the side. The lid of the censer has formed tulips, mark on base. Height 5 1/2 in., Width 4 1/2 in.

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Chinese Bronze Buddha Statue

Lot 748: Chinese Bronze Buddha Statue

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Description: China, 19th C., bronze Buddha statue, in a seated position on a lotus base, beautiful patina. Height 18 1/2 in.

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Chinese Imperial Jade-Hilted Ceremonial Sabre

Lot 749: Chinese Imperial Jade-Hilted Ceremonial Sabre

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Description: China, Qing Dynasty, an important imperial jade-hilted ceremonial sabre and scabbard, Qianlong mark and of period, the elongated 'S'-shaped sabre fitted with a green jade handle, intricately carved in relief with floral patterns, the center of the flower drilled and threaded with a tassel, the opposing end carved with stylized leaf patterns and embellished with an intricate gilt metal sword-guard separating the slender blade, cast in relief with floral scrolls and two free cast dragons, the steel blade decorated near the hilt with inlaid gold, silver and copper wire, one side with the two-character name, Ge Zhi, (stopping war) and five-character inventory number Tian zi shi er hao (Imperial number twelve), the reverse with a cartouche of a wise man holding a lance among clouds, depicting the sabre's name, and the Qianlong four-character mark in silver, the blade indented on each side with a long groove, tapering to the gently upturned tip, the scabbard formed of wood with a trefoil-diaper lacquered jintaopi (peach-tree bark) veneer, bound with pierced gilt-metal bands for hanging, with original attachments, each with a moveable dragon to both sides, set between similarly cast mounts protecting the mouth rim and tip. Length of sword with its scarbbard: 30 1/4 in. Provenance: Property of a private Swedish family collection. This sabre was acquired from a German military officer in the administration of German Kiauschou Bay (present day Jiaozhou) colonial concession in Tsingtao, China by Dr. Engstrom of Sweden who was working for the German military mission constructing medical facilities at Kiauschou Bay from 1905 to 1911. This sabre by descent belong to Dr. Engstrom's family heir now in California. ***PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR BIDDING ON THIS LOT, PLEASE CONTACT ALTAIR AUCTIONS (PAYMENTS@ALTAIR-AUCTIONS.COM) FOR DETAILS*** Altair Auctions will block any non-registered bidder from bidding on this lot, in other words, when the bidding is going on, the non-registered will not be counted no matter where it is coming from. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Chinese Gilt Figure

Lot 750: Chinese Gilt Figure

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Description: China, Ming period, gilt figure of Wei Tuo (Skanda), standing on a square base, loss of gilt. Height 13 in.

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Sino-Tibetan Gilt Buddha

Lot 751: Sino-Tibetan Gilt Buddha

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Description: China, 19th C., Sino-Tibetan gilt Buddha, seated position, with attached base and mark on base. Height 6 in.

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Chinese Silver Censer with Open Works

Lot 752: Chinese Silver Censer with Open Works

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Description: China, 19th C., silver bowl censer with open works. Width 3 1/2 in.

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Chinese Bronze Tripod Censer

Lot 753: Chinese Bronze Tripod Censer

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Description: China, 19th C., bronze tripod censor with elephant heads and rings as handles, Xuande mark on base, nice brown patina. Width 6 in., Height 6 in.

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Chinese Gilt Bronze Cup

Lot 754: Chinese Gilt Bronze Cup

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Description: China, 19th C, gilt bronzed wine cup in the form of ancient Jue. Height 9 3/4 in.

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Chinese Bronze Tripod Censer

Lot 755: Chinese Bronze Tripod Censer

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Description: China, 19th C., tripod bronze censer, in the form of a basin with two handles and elephant heads as tripods, Xuande mark on base. Height 4 7/8 in., Width 8 1/2 in.

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Japanese Bronze Lion

Lot 756: Japanese Bronze Lion

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Description: Japan, 19th C., bronze lion statue in a roaring and walking position. Height 8 1/2 in., Width 17 in.

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Chinese Bronze Tripod Censer

Lot 757: Chinese Bronze Tripod Censer

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Description: China, 19th C., bronze tripod censer with two raised handles, Xuede mark on base. Height 5 3/4 in, Width 6 in.

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Chinese Bronze Moon Flask

Lot 758: Chinese Bronze Moon Flask

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Description: China, 18/19th C., elaborately carved bronze moon flask, designs on either side of the flask, handles are in the form of two dragons. Provenance: De-accessioned from the Denver Art Museum in the mid 20th century. Included is a letter from the Museum about the Piece: Chinese Bronze Pilgrim Bottle (A 33-1001), this matches the number written on the vases base: "Chien Lung Reign 1736-1795, with deep brown patina and touches of tan or green. Handles are representation of KU tung lung (the lizard-like dragon), having cleft tail four feet and three claws. The foliated side panels are completed each with a figure of a four clawed lung (dragon) of the sky, roaring through a sea of clouds and holding in one of his claws the sacred pearl, emblem of purity." All of this info taken from old catalog cards and signed at the bottom Lewis Story, Registrar. Height 7 in., Width 5 1/4 in.

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Chinese Bronze Censer

Lot 759: Chinese Bronze Censer

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Description: China, 19th C., censer inlaid with taotie patterns and geometric incisions in gold, faint tracings of gold paint on some of the shapes with carved wood base. From same Washington State estate as Lot 758 and purportedly also de-acessioned from the Denver Art Museum, but with no record. Width 6 1/2 in., Height 4 1/2 in.

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Chinese Gilt Bronze Buddha Statue

Lot 760: Chinese Gilt Bronze Buddha Statue

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Description: China, Late 19th C., gilt bronze Buddha with coral and turquoise inlays, Guangxu mark and of period. Height 16 in., Width 9 1/2 in.

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