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Auction Description for Cheffins: The Oriental Sale
Auction Description:
The Oriental Sale
Viewing Notes:
Sunday 15th April 10.00 - 12.00 Monday 16th April 10.00 - 17.00 Tuesday 17th April 10.00 - 17.00 Wednesday 18th April 10.00 - 19.00 Thursday 19th April 09.00 - 10.45

The Oriental Sale

by Cheffins


297 lots with images

April 19, 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 Song/Ming celadon bowl,

Lot 1: A Song/Ming celadon bowl,

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Description: A Song/Ming celadon bowl, the bun shaped sides of the exterior incised with diamond diaper above three peg feet, 34cm (13.25 in.) diameter (D)

Condition Report: This has a chunk out of one side and consequent cracking. There is a further chip to the rim

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An 18th century blanc de Chine Guanyin

Lot 2: An 18th century blanc de Chine Guanyin

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Description: An 18th century blanc de Chine Guanyin enthroned on a tall rock holding a child, attendants lacking from niches below, 38.5cm (15.25 in.) high (D)

Condition Report: Besides the attendants missing below there would have been objects on plinths by her elbows which are missing. She lacks her left hand and her right fingers are chipped

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Two 19th century yellow glass snuff bottles and stoppers,

Lot 3: Two 19th century yellow glass snuff bottles and stoppers,

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Description: Two 19th century yellow glass snuff bottles and stoppers, that of chrome yellow with the rounded sides carved in low relief with birds, flowers and a pine tree, 5.5cm (2.25 in.) high and the other of sweet chestnut yellow, the flattened globe and shaft shape with ring handles, 6.5cm (2.5 in.) high (2) (D)

Condition Report: The emerald green ball stopper of the first is cracked. The second has a chip from the rim glued back

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A 19th century four coloured overlay glass snuff bottle and a stopper,

Lot 4: A 19th century four coloured overlay glass snuff bottle and a stopper,

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Description: A 19th century four coloured overlay glass snuff bottle and a stopper, the clear glass ground with snow flake/bubble inclusions, a blue pavilion supported on an exhalation of cloud to one side and a cranberry bird flying above a pavilion on the other, 7cm (2.75 in.) high

Condition Report: There are three minor nicks to the rim

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Two 19th century coloured glass overlay snuff bottles,

Lot 5: Two 19th century coloured glass overlay snuff bottles,

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Description: Two 19th century coloured glass overlay snuff bottles, the taller of bottle shape overlaid with grapes on a green vine, 9.5cm (3 .75 in.) high, the other with red and amber lotus growing from water amongst gree foliage, 5cm (2 in.) high (2)

Condition Report: Both lack stoppers but are otherwise Ok

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A large blue and white bowl, period of Kangxi,

Lot 6: A large blue and white bowl, period of Kangxi,

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Description: A large blue and white bowl, period of Kangxi, the interior painted with a roundel of a butterfly about to land on a peony, the exterior with alternating garden and island view panels, 35.5cm (14 in.) diameter

Condition Report: There is a chip on the inside of the footrim and the rim has fritted

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A 19th century famille rose bottle vase,

Lot 7: A 19th century famille rose bottle vase,

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Description: A 19th century famille rose bottle vase, a dragon band painted at the top of the slender neck, alternating figures, their names and inscriptions below, 34cm (13.25 in.) high

Condition Report: Some rubbing to the gilding on the rim otherwise good

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A late 18th century blue and white tureen and cover

Lot 8: A late 18th century blue and white tureen and cover

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Description: A late 18th century blue and white tureen and cover painted with island scenes, the cover with pomegranate finial, the canted rectangular sides of the body with mask handles, 32cm (12.5 in.) wide (2)

Condition Report: Good

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A late 18th century export mug,

Lot 9: A late 18th century export mug,

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Description: A late 18th century export mug, the cylindrical sides painted with a reserve of mothers and children on a terrace, landscape and botanical vignettes about the handle on a gilt scrolled ground, 14cm (5.5 in.) high

Condition Report: The sides of the handle have fritting and the gilding has been rubbed

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Five famille rose tea wares,

Lot 10: Five famille rose tea wares,

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Description: Five famille rose tea wares, two gilt with interior rim bands in the Meissen style, the fluted exteriors painted with figures and tall tables, an earlier saucer with two tiers of radiating floral panels and a tea bowl and saucer painted with figures and inscriptions, four character mark of Tongzhi (5)

Condition Report: Good

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Three 18th century blue and white wares,

Lot 11: Three 18th century blue and white wares,

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Description: Three 18th century blue and white wares, the platter painted with two birds on an island garden terrace, 37.5cm (214.75 in.) wide, another platter with an island scene, 25.5cm (10 in.0wide and the circular dish with a fenced garden, 28.5cm (8..25 in.) diameter (3) (D)

Condition Report: The circular dish has had a chunk glued back into the rim

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A set of four late 18th century blue and white platters,

Lot 12: A set of four late 18th century blue and white platters,

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Description: A set of four late 18th century blue and white platters, each of the brown rimmed canted rectangular shapes painted with sprigs and sprays of flowers, 27cm (10.75 in.) wide (4)

Condition Report: Good

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A Yixing teapot and cover

Lot 13: A Yixing teapot and cover

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Description: A Yixing teapot and cover modelled as a package bound by three bands, the domed lid reticulated with three roundels or fingerholes, the sides inscribed, seal marks (2)

Condition Report: Good

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A Qianlong style famille rose vase,

Lot 14: A Qianlong style famille rose vase,

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Description: A Qianlong style famille rose vase, the waisted neck, shoulders and foot of the baluster shape painted with blue, pink and yellow lappets enclosing broad green bands of scrolling lotus with garden and bird reserves, 51cm (20 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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A Qianlong style famille rose vase,

Lot 15: A Qianlong style famille rose vase,

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Description: A Qianlong style famille rose vase, a waisted neck above an ovoid body painted with ladies playing go on a rock within a garden while other ladies converse, Qianlong seal mark in red, 33cm (13 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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A 19th century sang du boeuf meiping,

Lot 16: A 19th century sang du boeuf meiping,

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Description: A 19th century sang du boeuf meiping, the narrow brown glazed rim above broad shoulders and tapering body covered with even red glaze, 32cm (12.5 in.) high

Condition Report: Good but for some chipping at the footrim where the glaze may have stuck to the kiln furniture

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A crackleware cong shaped vase,

Lot 17: A crackleware cong shaped vase,

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Description: A crackleware cong shaped vase, the circular rim above a square sectioned body, the crackles in brown against a grey glaze, 19cm (7.5 in.) high

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A pair of 19th century celadon ground vases,

Lot 18: A pair of 19th century celadon ground vases,

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Description: A pair of 19th century celadon ground vases, the baluster shapes with flared rims, painted in blue and white with mirror images of equestrian figures and attendants, 45cm (17.75 in.) high (2)

Condition Report: Good

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A Yongzheng style yellow double gourd vase,

Lot 19: A Yongzheng style yellow double gourd vase,

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Description: A Yongzheng style yellow double gourd vase, the body evenly covered with the glaze, six character mark of Yongzheng in blue, 17.5cm (6.75 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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A famille rose bowl,

Lot 20: A famille rose bowl,

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Description: A famille rose bowl, the exterior painted with a guilloche of flowering vines, the interior with five iron red bats in flight, Doaguang seal mark in underglaze blue, 15cm (6 in.) diameter

Condition Report: Good

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A enamelled mauve glass vase,

Lot 21: A enamelled mauve glass vase,

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Description: A enamelled mauve glass vase, the flared rim and slender neck above an ovoid body painted with bats, an exotic bid and flowers, four character mark of Qianlong in blue, 17cm (6.75 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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A 19th century blue glass bowl,

Lot 22: A 19th century blue glass bowl,

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Description: A 19th century blue glass bowl, two dragons and a pearl in high relief on the shoulders of the bun shape with lappet foot band, four character mark of Qianlong, 16cm (6.25 in.) diameter

Condition Report: Good

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A Kangxi blue and white dish and three plates later,

Lot 23: A Kangxi blue and white dish and three plates later,

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Description: A Kangxi blue and white dish and three plates later, the dish painted with two dragons amongst clouds chasing the central flaming pearl, ribbon tied artemesia leaf mark, 34.5cm (13.5 in.) diameter, the later plates painted with the same subject, four character marks of Yongzheng, 26cm (10.25 in.) diameter (4)

Condition Report: Each have fritting to the rims.

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A transitional wucai jar and metal cover,

Lot 24: A transitional wucai jar and metal cover,

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Description: A transitional wucai jar and metal cover, the ovoid shape painted in red, green, yellow and underglaze blue with flowers and leaves, 11.5cm (4.5 in.) high (2)

Condition Report: There is a small chip on the rim

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A pair of early 20th century blue and white octagonal tiles,

Lot 25: A pair of early 20th century blue and white octagonal tiles,

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Description: A pair of early 20th century blue and white octagonal tiles, each painted with three dragons amongst clouds chasing central flaming pearls within lotus rim bands, 25.5cm (10 in.) wide (2)

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Two early 20th century blue and white vases and two others,

Lot 26: Two early 20th century blue and white vases and two others,

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Description: Two early 20th century blue and white vases and two others, one with shishi handles and painted with scrolling flowers, 21cm (8.25 in.) high, the second with island pavilions, 15cm (6 in.) high, both with four character marks of Kangxi, a famille rose vase painted with an immortal under a pine tree with attendant deer and crane, 23cm (9 in.) high and the last with elephant mask handles and incised with flowers below a yellow glaze, Kangxi marks, 19cm (7.5 in.) high (4) (R)

Condition Report: The first has some nibbles from the underside of the rim. The famille rose vase with restoration to the rim, possibly due to chip.

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A 19th century Canton vase and cover,

Lot 27: A 19th century Canton vase and cover,

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Description: A 19th century Canton vase and cover, the latter surmounted by gilt Buddhist lion finial, the rounded cylindrical body painted with two tiers of figural reserves on a gilt ground with bats, butterflies and scrolling flowers, 56cm (22 in.) high (2) (W)

Condition Report: The cover has a chip on the underside of the rim

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A late 18th/early 19th century mandarin palette mug,

Lot 28: A late 18th/early 19th century mandarin palette mug,

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Description: A late 18th/early 19th century mandarin palette mug, the cylindrical shape painted with a reserve of women and children on a terrace below an underglaze blue coral diaper rim band, the handle flanked by vignettes in iron red, 13cm 95 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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An 18th century famille rose mug,

Lot 29: An 18th century famille rose mug,

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Description: An 18th century famille rose mug, the inverted bell shape painted with a leaf shaped reserve of a mother watching her children playing with two dogs in an interior, stems of red flowers flanking the handle, 16cm (6.25 in.) high

Condition Report: Some rubbing to the gilding otherwise good

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An 18th century famille rose tea or punch pot and cover,

Lot 30: An 18th century famille rose tea or punch pot and cover,

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Description: An 18th century famille rose tea or punch pot and cover, the gold and red bamboo rim bands enclosing Deutsche Blumen, the handle, spout and acorn cover knop gilt, 15cm (6 in.) diameter (2)

Condition Report: The cover has been drilled with an air hole and there is a small chip on the cover flange.

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A blue and white plate, period of Kangxi and two Japanese Imari wares,

Lot 31: A blue and white plate, period of Kangxi and two Japanese Imari wares,

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Description: A blue and white plate, period of Kangxi and two Japanese Imari wares, the first painted with two birds perched on rock amongst flowers, 20.5cm (8 in.) diameter, the two century Imari wares, a plate 21cm (8.25 in.) and an awabi shell shape painted with fish, 20cm (8 in.) wide (3)

Condition Report: The blue and white plate has minor nibbles to the rim

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A pair of 19th century Canton vases,

Lot 32: A pair of 19th century Canton vases,

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Description: A pair of 19th century Canton vases, the cylindrical necks flaring to the cash diaper bands on the shoulders, the rounded bodies painted with the Daoist immortals riding a range of animals including an elelphant, qilin and stag, 45cm (17.75 in.) high (2)

Condition Report: Minor fritting to the rims

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A 19th century famille rose vase,

Lot 33: A 19th century famille rose vase,

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Description: A 19th century famille rose vase, the blue ground waisted neck above a yellow ground compressed spherical body painted with alternating vases of flowers and roundels of a dragon with a phoenix, six character mark of Kangxi in red, 39cm (15.5 in.) high (R)

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

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A late 19th century famille rose vase,

Lot 34: A late 19th century famille rose vase,

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Description: A late 19th century famille rose vase, the waisted neck flaring to broad shoulders, the rounded cylindrical body tapering down to a short foot, painted overall with scrolling flowers and Buddhist precious objects, 31cm (12.25 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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A Transitional Ming style wucai jar,

Lot 35: A Transitional Ming style wucai jar,

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Description: A Transitional Ming style wucai jar, the baluster shape painted with birds amongst peonies, magnolia and rocks, 33cm (13 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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A Qianlong style blue and white vase

Lot 36: A Qianlong style blue and white vase

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Description: A Qianlong style blue and white vase painted with three island reserves on an anhua ground of lappets and bats amongst clouds, Qianlong seal mark, 25cm (9.75 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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A pair of Qianlong style famille rose vases,

Lot 37: A pair of Qianlong style famille rose vases,

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Description: A pair of Qianlong style famille rose vases, the yellow shoulders below waisted necks and painted with alternating pink bats and ruyi lappets, the turquoise ground ovoid bodies with flowers scrolling about gilt shou characters, seal marks in blue, 19cm (7.5 in.) high (2)

Condition Report: Good

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A Qianlong style vase,

Lot 38: A Qianlong style vase,

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Description: A Qianlong style vase, the yellow ground slender waisted neck painted in blue with bamboo, a chevron band on the shoulders above an ovoid body painted with a gathering of soldiers and dignitaries before a pavilion, Qianlong seal mark, 22cm (8.75 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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A famille rose brush pot,

Lot 39: A famille rose brush pot,

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Description: A famille rose brush pot, the cylindrical sides painted with a mother and children by vases of flowers playing with two dogs, four character mark in red 'Studio to Treasure Promotional Advancement', 14.5cm (5.75 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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A Xiaqing style famille rose dish

Lot 40: A Xiaqing style famille rose dish

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Description: A Xiaqing style famille rose dish painted with a rocky garden roundel inside, the exterior with shou roundels on a yellow ground with scrolling flowers, seal mark in red, 18cm (7 in.) diameter

Condition Report: Good

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A Qianlong style famille rose bowl,

Lot 41: A Qianlong style famille rose bowl,

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Description: A Qianlong style famille rose bowl, the exterior painted with a group of ladies playing music outside a pavilion on a garden terrace, seal mark in blue, 16.5cm (6.5 in.) diameter

Condition Report: Good

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A Yongzheng style famille rose dish

Lot 42: A Yongzheng style famille rose dish

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Description: A Yongzheng style famille rose dish painted with seven scattered flower heads in the interior, the exterior with deep blue ground, six character mark, 20.5cm (8 in.) diameter

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'Wang Jinxian', a Yixing tea pot and cover

Lot 43: 'Wang Jinxian', a Yixing tea pot and cover

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Description: 'Wang Jinxian', a Yixing tea pot and cover modelled as a section of tree trunk with cherry blossom by the lower terminal of the rustic handle, seal marks (2)

Condition Report: Good

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An apple green bowl, six character mark of Guangxu,

Lot 44: An apple green bowl, six character mark of Guangxu,

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Description: An apple green bowl, six character mark of Guangxu, the exterior incised with two dragons chasing a flaming pearl above rocks and waves, the mark in underglaze blue, 14cm (5.5 in.) diameter

Condition Report: Good

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A pair of famille rose bowls, seal marks of Tongzhi,

Lot 45: A pair of famille rose bowls, seal marks of Tongzhi,

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Description: A pair of famille rose bowls, seal marks of Tongzhi, the rounded exteriors painted with insects and sprigs of flowers, the interior glaze incised with ribboned cash, marks in red, 19cm (7.5 in.) diameter (2) (D)

Condition Report: One has two rim nicks and the other has a nick and three hair cracks

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

Lot 46: A late 19th century blue and white jar, cover and wood stand,

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Description: A late 19th century blue and white jar, cover and wood stand, the baluster sides painted with four panels of ladies, the interior and exterior scenes alternating, four character mark of Kangxi, 33.5cm (13.25 in.) high (3)

Condition Report: Good

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A late Ming blue and white jar

Lot 47: A late Ming blue and white jar

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Description: A late Ming blue and white jar painted with five ladies outside a pavilion on a terrace below flowering cherry and pine trees, 53.5cm (21 in.) high (D)

Condition Report: There is cracking around the foot rim

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A mid 18th century Chinese famille rose tea pot and cover,

Lot 48: A mid 18th century Chinese famille rose tea pot and cover,

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Description: A mid 18th century Chinese famille rose tea pot and cover, flowers painted on either of the rounded sides, the cover with white metal mounts linked by a chain to the handle (W)

Condition Report: There is a bruise to the rim of the cover, minor nibble to the spout and a hole in the handle under the mount which might have been done in the firing.

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A pair of blue and white vases and covers, period of Kangxi,

Lot 49: A pair of blue and white vases and covers, period of Kangxi,

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Description: A pair of blue and white vases and covers, period of Kangxi, each of the baluster shapes painted with three rows of lappet panels of flowers, chevrons on the feet and shoulders, 29cm (11.5 in.) high (4) (D)

Condition Report: Both cover knops have been glued back and the rims have nibbling. One has about a third chipped and glued back

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A late Qianlong mandarin palette tea pot and cover,

Lot 50: A late Qianlong mandarin palette tea pot and cover,

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Description: A late Qianlong mandarin palette tea pot and cover, the rounded sides painted with women and children on terraces before pavilions, the pink scale ground with further sepia reserves of landscapes, the cover and handle with white metal mounted linked by a fine chain

Condition Report: There are two patches of glaze lost from the cover knop

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