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Asian Ceramics & Works of Art

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury


316 lots | 312 with images

November 21, 2012

Live Auction

Donnington Priory

Donnington

Newbury, RG14 2JE United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1635 553553

Fax: +44 (0)1635 553599

Email: donnington@dnfa.com

316 Lots
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A Chinese hardwood table of octagonal shape carved

Lot 1: A Chinese hardwood table of octagonal shape carved

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Description: A Chinese hardwood table of octagonal shape carved with prunus blossoms and floral scrolls, with pink marble top, circa 1900, 39cm high and 38cm diameter 清 红木嵌大理石桌

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A small Chinese wood altar table with spandrels

Lot 2: A small Chinese wood altar table with spandrels

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Description: A small Chinese wood altar table with spandrels decorated in openwork design, 40cm high, 19th-20th century 十九/二十世纪 木小琴桌

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A Chinese hardwood stand set with a pink marble

Lot 3: A Chinese hardwood stand set with a pink marble

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Description: A Chinese hardwood stand set with a pink marble top, the whole carved with prunus blossom, 45.5cm high, circa 1900 清 红木嵌大理石桌

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A quantity of Chinese rice paper drawings in

Lot 4: A quantity of Chinese rice paper drawings in

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Description: A quantity of Chinese rice paper drawings in gouache and pigments on pith paper, depicting a variety of subjects including birds, insects, coastal landscapes, floral displays, fruits and figures, various sizes, approximately 40 items; and two watercolour drawing of fruiting plants 十九世纪/二十世纪初 花卉山水人物米纸画 (四十差不多)

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Two Chinese imperial portraits of Emperor Shizong

Lot 5: Two Chinese imperial portraits of Emperor Shizong

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Description: Two Chinese imperial portraits of Emperor Shizong of the Later Zhou dynasty (r. 954-959) and Emperor Xiaozong of the Southern Song dynasty (r. 1162-1189), each with accompanying inscription, 18th-19th century 清十八/十九世纪 周世宗,宋孝宗纸画

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A set of six Chinese paper paintings, each of

Lot 6: A set of six Chinese paper paintings, each of

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Description: A set of six Chinese paper paintings, each of rectangular form depicting profuse floral arrangements in elaborately woven and constructed baskets, each framed and glazed, image dimensions approximately 31cm x 18cm, 20th century 二十世纪初 花卉米纸画 (六张)

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A set of four Chinese rice paper paintings each of

Lot 7: A set of four Chinese rice paper paintings each of

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Description: A set of four Chinese rice paper paintings each of chamfered rectangular form, two of bird subjects and two of butterflies and flowers, each framed and glazed, image dimensions approximately 19.5cm x 12.5cm, 19th century 二十世纪初 花卉蝴蝶米纸画 (四张)

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A China trade painting on paper in colours

Lot 8: A China trade painting on paper in colours

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Description: A China trade painting on paper in colours depicting the preparation of silk, the worms in baskets and stretchers with five figures in a river landscape, 48.5cm wide and 37cm high, circa 1800 清十九世纪初 山水人物图纸画

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A set of four China trade paintings, one of

Lot 9: A set of four China trade paintings, one of

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Description: A set of four China trade paintings, one of flowering aster with their roots, one of a plant with buds, teh third with fungus branches, each with a Chinese inscription telling the subject matter, circa 1800, framed and glazed 清十九世纪初 花卉纸画四件

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A Chinese gouache painting on paper depicting a

Lot 10: A Chinese gouache painting on paper depicting a

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Description: A Chinese gouache painting on paper depicting a family group beneath a large gateway with plaque reading, beyond the gate can be seen the precincts of a palatial enclosure with an amusing watch tower bearing a lotus-leaf roof, 46.2cm x 38.5cm; within an eglomarised frame. Provenence: David Messum Gallery 清十九世纪 牌楼人物纸画

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A Chinese painting of a tiger, titled Xiong Feng

Lot 11: A Chinese painting of a tiger, titled Xiong Feng

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Description: A Chinese painting of a tiger, titled Xiong Feng (trans. Awe-Inspiring), dated 1941 or 2001, colour on paper, framed and glazed, 62.5cm high for the image, 20th century 1941 或 2001 工笔纸虎画

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A Chinese landscape painting by Zhao Ling Bin (b.

Lot 12: A Chinese landscape painting by Zhao Ling Bin (b.

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Description: A Chinese landscape painting by Zhao Ling Bin (b. 1951), colour on paper, 60.5cm wide, 20th century 二十世纪 山水纸画 趙令彬 (1951-)

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A Chinese painting of fish by Wang Shigui, colour

Lot 13: A Chinese painting of fish by Wang Shigui, colour

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Description: A Chinese painting of fish by Wang Shigui, colour on paper, 67.5cm high, framed and glazed, 20th century 二十世纪 鱼纸画 吴世桂

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A Chinese painting of camels within a landscape,

Lot 14: A Chinese painting of camels within a landscape,

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Description: A Chinese painting of camels within a landscape, colour on paper, image 52.5cm wide, framed and glazed, 20th century 二十世纪 骆驼纸画

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A Chinese painting of a prunus blossom titled

Lot 15: A Chinese painting of a prunus blossom titled

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Description: A Chinese painting of a prunus blossom titled Tanbo Fugui (transl. Living humbly but with wealth and honor), signed by Yinxi Wu, colour on paper, framed and glazed, 32cm high for the image, Republic Period 民國 梅花'淡泊而富貴' 纸画 尹锡五 (民國 )

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A Chinese painting of a prunus blossom titled

Lot 16: A Chinese painting of a prunus blossom titled

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Description: A Chinese painting of a prunus blossom titled Tanbo Fugui (transl. Living humbly but with wealth and honor), signed by Yinxi Wu, colour on paper, framed and glazed, 32cm high for the image, Republic Period 民國 梅花'纸画

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A Chinese scroll painting of Guanyin of the

Lot 17: A Chinese scroll painting of Guanyin of the

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Description: A Chinese scroll painting of Guanyin of the Southern Sea, titled ÔNan Hai Pu Du' meaning (Transl. Blessing in the Southern Chinese Sea), by Lean Qiaozi, colour on paper, image 97cm high, 1958. 1958 1958 观音南海普渡纸画 乐安樵子

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A Chinese scroll painting of fish, colour on

Lot 18: A Chinese scroll painting of fish, colour on

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Description: A Chinese scroll painting of fish, colour on paper, image 130cm high, 20th century 二十世纪 鱼纸画

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Lieutenant Generals of People's Republic of China.

Lot 19: Lieutenant Generals of People's Republic of China.

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Description: Lieutenant Generals of People's Republic of China. The poster, depicting seventy-nine lieutenant generals who were awarded the title in 27th September, 1955; 755 x 515mm, published by the Political Department of people's Liberation Army, Beijing, 1956; with five other posters including the portrait of Chairman mao, Zhou Enlai, Deng Xiaoping and Zhu De together. (6) 1955,1956 海报 六件

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Follow Chairman Mao and Rise in Revolution

Lot 20: Follow Chairman Mao and Rise in Revolution

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Description: Follow Chairman Mao and Rise in Revolution Forever. The poster, to celebrate the 28th anniversary of founding of People's Republic of China; 515 x 740mm, published by shanghai People's Art Publishing, Shanghai, 1967; with four other posters, including the portrait of Zhou Enlai, Chairman Mao, Lin Biao and Jiang Qing together. (5) 1967 海报一件 ; 二十世纪 海报四件

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Hello Revolutionary Committee. The poster,

Lot 21: Hello Revolutionary Committee. The poster,

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Description: Hello Revolutionary Committee. The poster, depicting the founding time, population and directors of each revolutionary committee of twenty-nine cities and provinces in China; 730 x 510mm, published in Beijing, 1968; with five other posters, including the portrait of Chairman Mao, Lin Biao and Zhou Enlai on Tiananmen Gate. (6) 1968 海报一件 ; 二十世纪 海报五件

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Founding Ceremony. The poster, depicting the

Lot 22: Founding Ceremony. The poster, depicting the

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Description: Founding Ceremony. The poster, depicting the historical moment that Chairman Mao is giving the speech in the founding ceremony to announce the establishment of the People's republic of China; 520 x 760mm, published by People's Art Publishing, Beijing, first edition, first printed, 1953; with four other posters, including the portrait of Chairman Mao, the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso and the 10th Panchen Erdeni Kat Gyaltsen. (5) 1953 海报一件 ; 二十世纪 海报四件

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A Chinese painting on silk depicting a woman

Lot 23: A Chinese painting on silk depicting a woman

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Description: A Chinese painting on silk depicting a woman standing in an elaborate robe carrying a large arrangement of peonies, peaches and other flowers on her back, signed with calligraphic inscription and two seals, painted area 101cm x 46cm, 18th century or later 清十八或更晚 女人花卉丝画

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A Chinese fan painting in ink on paper depicting

Lot 24: A Chinese fan painting in ink on paper depicting

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Description: A Chinese fan painting in ink on paper depicting dignitaries with their attendants on a terrace watching as a deity surrounded by his acolytes descends over the sea on a cloud, signed with a seal, 48cm wide; mounted as a hanging scroll, 18th-19th century; a Chinese painting in gouache on paper showing a man peering over a garden wall to watch two passing girls, framed and glazed, size overall 41cm x 41cm; a framed group of three leaf paintings, decorated with an image of butterflies and flowers, framed and glazed, size overall 30.5cm x 27.4cm, 19th-20th century 十八/十九世纪 设色金笺扇面;人物庭院纸画; 十九 世纪/二十世纪初 花卉鸟纸画

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A Chinese bronze censer of rectangular shape with

Lot 25: A Chinese bronze censer of rectangular shape with

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Description: A Chinese bronze censer of rectangular shape with animal head handles and feet, 21cm high and 30cm wide, late 19th-early 20th century 十九世纪/二十世纪初 銅足炉

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A Chinese gold splash bronze figure of a seat

Lot 26: A Chinese gold splash bronze figure of a seat

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Description: A Chinese gold splash bronze figure of a seat heighted Luohan, a ruyi sceptre in his left hand, 21cm high, 19th century 清十九世纪 灑金銅罗汉; 銅足炉

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A pair of Chinese bronze figures of Guanyin, one

Lot 27: A pair of Chinese bronze figures of Guanyin, one

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Description: A pair of Chinese bronze figures of Guanyin, one is seated on the back of an elephant, the other on a Buddhist lion, both creatures resting on a rectangular integral stand, traces of gilding and black lacquer, each animal bears an inscription to its back, 31.5cm and 32.4cm high, 18th century or later 清十八/十九世纪 銅观音像一对

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A Chinese bronzed censer of deep circular form

Lot 28: A Chinese bronzed censer of deep circular form

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Description: A Chinese bronzed censer of deep circular form with incurved rim and standing on three pointed feet, cast with animal-head handles and various roundels bearing auspicious characters (for longevity, wealth, happiness etc.), the base with two tortuous dragons surrounding a spurious Xuande mark, 10.9cm high, 17cm diameter, 18th century or later 清 十八/十九世纪/二十世纪初 铜兽耳铜大明宣德 年制三足炉

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A Chinese bronze scroll weight in the form of a

Lot 29: A Chinese bronze scroll weight in the form of a

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Description: A Chinese bronze scroll weight in the form of a stylised goose seated with its head turned back over its wings, 9.7cm long, possibly of recent manufacture 铜鸳鸯

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A pair of Japanese silver mounted decanters each

Lot 30: A pair of Japanese silver mounted decanters each

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Description: A pair of Japanese silver mounted decanters each of dimpled triangular section and overlaid in silver coloured pierced and chased metal mounts of bamboo, prunus and chrysanthemums, the metal stoppers probably of later date, 21.8cm high, impressed silver 850 and a two-character Jungin mark, 19th-20th century 十九/二十世纪 日本银透雕 竹梅花菊花玻璃细颈 瓶一对

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A small Chinese bronze censer of shallow, circular

Lot 31: A small Chinese bronze censer of shallow, circular

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Description: A small Chinese bronze censer of shallow, circular bombe form raised on three cylindrical legs, base cast with a four character Xuande seal mark and probably of the period, 9.7cm diameter; a bronze vase, the bulbous body on a flared foot and rising to a cylindrical neck with animal head handles, cast with archaistic designs, 22cm high, 18th-19th century (2) 清十五世纪 铜香炉 宣德六字刻款; 清十八/十九 世纪 铜兽耳瓶

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A pair of Chinese bronze figures of elephants,

Lot 32: A pair of Chinese bronze figures of elephants,

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Description: A pair of Chinese bronze figures of elephants, each standing four-square with neck and trunk extended, elaborate trappings over the back of each beast upon which stands a Gu-shaped vase, 15cm high, Ming dynasty 明 铜太平有象香筒一对

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A pair of Chinese cloisonne enamel vases, each of

Lot 33: A pair of Chinese cloisonne enamel vases, each of

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Description: A pair of Chinese cloisonne enamel vases, each of inverted baluster form with a flared foot, cylindrical neck and everted mouth, decorated on a pale blue ground with scrolling lotus tendrils and flowers, the base and mouth gilded, 21.6cm high, early 20th century 二十世纪初 掐丝珐瑯瓶一对

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A pair of Chinese cloisonne vases of bulbuous

Lot 34: A pair of Chinese cloisonne vases of bulbuous

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Description: A pair of Chinese cloisonne vases of bulbuous shape, with a bronze collar around the middle portion of the neck, decorated with foliages, ruyi bands and panels bearing phoenixes amidst flowers, 23.5cm high, early 20th century 二十世纪初 掐丝珐琅瓶一对

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A Chinese Peking glass teapot, the body decorated

Lot 35: A Chinese Peking glass teapot, the body decorated

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Description: A Chinese Peking glass teapot, the body decorated with incised design of bamboo leaves, the handle and knop shaped as bamboo segments, 17cm long 绿玻璃茶壶

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A pair of ruby red Peking glass bowls, each of

Lot 36: A pair of ruby red Peking glass bowls, each of

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Description: A pair of ruby red Peking glass bowls, each of deep rounded form on a short foot and with everted rim, 16.3cm and 16.5cm diameter, 19th century 清十九世纪 红色玻璃碗一对

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A Chinese Export sandalwood carved card case

Lot 37: A Chinese Export sandalwood carved card case

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Description: A Chinese Export sandalwood carved card case decorated to either side with figures amid willows before palatial buildings, 8.1cm x 5.3cm, late 19th-early 20th century 清十九世纪/二十世纪初 外销 黄杨木雕 名片盒

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A small Chinese wood card case intricately carved

Lot 38: A small Chinese wood card case intricately carved

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Description: A small Chinese wood card case intricately carved with figures amid architectural buildings and trees, 9.5cm high, late 19th-early 20th century 清代 十九世纪/二十世纪初 外销 黄杨木雕 名片盒

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A Chinese wood model of a reclining buffalo, the

Lot 39: A Chinese wood model of a reclining buffalo, the

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Description: A Chinese wood model of a reclining buffalo, the beast with head raised to low, a boy flautist and his companion seated upon his back, the eyes in laid in glass, the teeth in ivory, 18.5cm long; on an elaborate fitted stand 木水牛孩子

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A Chinese boxwood ruyi sceptre, carved as a

Lot 40: A Chinese boxwood ruyi sceptre, carved as a

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Description: A Chinese boxwood ruyi sceptre, carved as a many-headed branch of lingzhi, details elegantly carved, 37.8cm long, 20th century 二十世纪 黄杨木雕灵芝如意

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A Chinese bamboo brush washer, carved from a

Lot 41: A Chinese bamboo brush washer, carved from a

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Description: A Chinese bamboo brush washer, carved from a single node and of irregular oval form, the top is pierced with a lobed apperture and surrounded by a bat and numerous fruit laden peach branches, 12.5cm wide, 20th century 二十世纪 竹雕桃子形洗

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A Chinese wood lidded incense burner of globular

Lot 42: A Chinese wood lidded incense burner of globular

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Description: A Chinese wood lidded incense burner of globular form, carved with openwork designs of dragons, ruyi and lotuses, the feet shaped as elephant heads, 19cm high 透雕龙莲花香炉

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A Chinese boxwood ruyi sceptre carved with designs

Lot 43: A Chinese boxwood ruyi sceptre carved with designs

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Description: A Chinese boxwood ruyi sceptre carved with designs of pomegranates and citrus fingers amidst foliage, 36cm high 黄杨木雕石榴佛 手如意

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A Chinese boxwood figure of a standing sage,

Lot 44: A Chinese boxwood figure of a standing sage,

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Description: A Chinese boxwood figure of a standing sage, wearing a long bear and robe, 23cm high 黄杨木仙人像

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A Chinese bamboo brush handle, carved with three

Lot 45: A Chinese bamboo brush handle, carved with three

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Description: A Chinese bamboo brush handle, carved with three panels of birds and flowers and mounted with a silver collar (hallmarked for London 1884) and ivory blade, the latter engraved with the name 'Crace', the 'C' formed as a rustic bough, 33cm long; a bamboo walking stick with Chinese silver knop decorated in repousse relief with figures in a wooded landscape, 82.5cm long 竹雕花卉刷柄; 银竹手杖

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A Chinese bamboo brush pot with integral stand,

Lot 46: A Chinese bamboo brush pot with integral stand,

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Description: A Chinese bamboo brush pot with integral stand, finely carved with figures amid a mountanious landscape, 17cm high, 19th century 清十九世纪 竹雕山水人物图筆筒

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A Chinese bamboo brush pot carved with a figure

Lot 47: A Chinese bamboo brush pot carved with a figure

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Description: A Chinese bamboo brush pot carved with a figure within a mountainous landscape, the reverse with a calligraphic panel, 17.5cm high, 19th century 清十九世纪 竹雕书法山水人物图筆筒

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A Chinese bamboo brush pot carved with

Lot 48: A Chinese bamboo brush pot carved with

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Description: A Chinese bamboo brush pot carved with calligraphy, geese and a deer within panels, 14.5cm high, probably 18th century 清十八世纪 竹雕鹿书法筆筒

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A Chinese gourd cricket cage, the double gourd

Lot 49: A Chinese gourd cricket cage, the double gourd

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Description: A Chinese gourd cricket cage, the double gourd body set with an ivory collar and fitted with a domed ivory cover set in the centre with a pierced and carved wood panel of buffalo amid pines etc., 14.4cm high, 19th century or later 清代十九世纪/二十世纪初 葫芦雕水牛花盖蟋蟀笼

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A Chinese bamboo incense holder of cylindrical

Lot 50: A Chinese bamboo incense holder of cylindrical

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Description: A Chinese bamboo incense holder of cylindrical form deeply carved with two sages beside a large rock beneath pines, the bottom and screw-threaded top in ivory, 8.9cm long, 19th century 清十九世纪 竹象牙雕出行图香筒

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