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Duke’s The Scholar’s Studio. Thursday 6th December

The Scholar’s Studio 2012

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专家艺术堂 Thursday, 6th December, 2012

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A fine pair of Chinese blue vases, Qianlong, 17 ¾” high.

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Provenance: The Earl and Countess of Shrewsbury, and thence by descent. £1,000 – 2,000

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EARLY CHINESE CERAMICS MAY 2013

A Guan-type Hu vase, Song Dynasty, 7 ¾” high. Provenance: A Swiss private collection. £1,500 – 2,500

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Thursday, 6th December 10.30am

Including property from the following collections: H.R.N. Norton, Esq Lady Norwood Ernest Oliver Measor, Esq Clement Salaman, Esq The Maharaja of Burdwan Mrs James Madden of Glebe House, Tollesbury The Tennant Family A European Diplomat Henry Knight of Rotterdam Lt. Thomas Jeffery RN A Swiss Private Collection A Noble family, Dorset

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ORIENTAL CER A MICS

Lots 702 and 705

704 A BLUE AND WHITE CHARGER, densely decorated with blossoming foliage, Kangxi, 13¾” dia.

700 A PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE VASES, the shoulders and lower sections moulded in the form of lotus petals, decorated all over with alternating panels of blossoming foliage, Kangxi, 9” high (2)

705 A BLUE AND WHITE CHARGER, the central flowerhead surrounded by radiating flowers and foliage within a border decorated with lotus flowers and Buddhist emblems, the reverse with an artemisia leaf mark within a double circle, Kangxi, 15½” dia.

701 A PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE OCTAGONAL TEA CANISTERS, the fluted bodies decorated with blossoming foliage, Kangxi, 4½” high (2)

£300-600

£300-600

Provenance: Private collection, Dorset.

703 A BLUE AND WHITE CHARGER decorated with five main flowerheads linked by leafy tendrils, the base with a foliate mark within a double circle, Kangxi, 14” dia.

£300-600

706 A PAIR OF ‘SANCAI’ RECUMBENT HORSES with their heads turned to the side, the manes and tails with incised decoration, probably Kangxi, 6” long (2). See illustration

702 A BLUE AND WHITE CHARGER, the central blossom surrounded by evenly-spaced further blossoms and foliage, the base with an artemisia leaf mark within a double circle, Kangxi, 15” dia.

£300-600

£500-1,000

£300-600

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£3,000-6,000

Lot 706

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707 A PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE EXPORT SAUCEBOATS, the centres decorated with blossoming foliage and rockwork, the exteriors with a diaper band above lotus flower, citrus fingers and meandering foliage, Qing, 9¼” long (2) See illustration

710 TWO BLUE AND WHITE BARBEDRIM DISHES, the larger example moulded in the form of a lotus petal, the central field decorated with blossoming foliage, within a lotus-petal border decorated with Buddhist emblems and foliage, the base with a six character mark within a double circle, Kangxi, 8¾” dia; the smaller example decorated with flowers and rocks within a petal border, the reverse with a foliate mark within a double circle, Kangxi, 8½” dia. (2)

£400-600

708 A PAIR OF ‘EGG AND SPINACH’ GLAZED BUDDHISTIC LIONS, each standing upright and with an incense holder on their backs, Qing, 6” high

711 A BLUE AND WHITE EXPORT OCTAGONAL DISH decorated with a bird amongst foliage, 18th century, 8½” across; and a similar circular plate, 9” dia. (2)

£300-600

709 A PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE SCALLOPED DISHES, the centres decorated with landscape scenes, within a border of diaper and other panels decorated with deer and flowers, Kangxi, 10” dia. (2)

£100-200

£100-200

712 A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE EXPORT COCKERELS, the back feathers finely enamelled in red, yellow and blue, each bird perching on a naturalistic base with one leg raised, Qing, 7½” high (2). See illustration

£100-200

Lot 707

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Provenance: Private collection, North Dorset.

£1,000-2,000

Lot 712

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Lot 713

Lot 714

713 A BLUE AND WHITE MING-STYLE DOUBLE-GOURD VASE decorated with dragons chasing flaming pearls, Qing, 14” high

716 A LARGE IMARI SCALLOPED DEEP BOWL, the central reserve decorated with a vase of flowers surrounded by an alternating diaper and foliate panel border, the exterior decorated with flowerheads amongst tendrils, late 18th/early 19th century, 14” dia.

£500-1000

714 A FAMILLE ROSE COVERED JAR of baluster form decorated with chrysanthemums amongst rockwork, Qing, 13½” high

717 A WUCAI SLEEVE VASE decorated with a dignitary and attendants in a mountain landscape with foliage, Transitional, 14” high. See illustration

£500-1,000

715 A FAMILLE ROSE SLENDER VASE of baluster form, the ruyi-band shoulder above decoration of blossoming foliage amongst rockwork, Qing, 9” high

£150-300

£300-600

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Provenance: Acquired from a sale at Minterne Manor, Dorset, in the 1960’s.

Private collection, North Dorset.

£200-400

Lot 717

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718 A BLUE AND WHITE DISH, the centre decorated with a butterfly surrounded by four panels of warriors on horseback, within a wave border, the base with a four character Kangxi mark within a double circle, 11¾” dia. See illustration

Lot 718

Provenance: Private Collection, East Dorset.

£300-600

719 A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE INCENSE BURNER, the pierced cover decorated with vases of flowers and precious objects, Qing, 8¾” high. See illustration

£1,000-2,000

720 A BLUE AND WHITE BRUSH POT decorated with dignitaries and attendants in a landscape, Transitional or later, 4½” high. See illustration £2,000-4,000 721 A BLUE AND WHITE FLARED BRUSH POT decorated with opposing panels of flowers and precious objects, probably Kangxi, 5½” high

Lot 719

£1,000-2,000 721A A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE VASE of archaistic design, the double-gourd-shaped body decorated with masks and scrolls in imitation of an archaic bronze, the base with a Yongzheng seal mark in underglaze blue, 15¾” high

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Lots 720 and 721

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Lot 722

722 AN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND RED BASIN of baluster form and decorated with dragons chasing flaming pearls, Qing, 10¾” dia, on a hardwood stand

Lot 723

£1,000-2,000

723 A LARGE CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE JARDINIÈRE decorated with blossoming prunus below a ruyi band, Qing, 18” dia. See illustration Provenance: Percy Fisher, Esq., acquired in China circa 1900, and thence by descent.

£500-1,000

724 AN UNUSUAL ‘SANCAI’ DOUBLESIDED TABLE SCREEN, one side decorated in relief with figures beside a building in a woodland with clouds above, the other side with a man tied to a tree in a similar setting, within pierced borders, the roof of the building bearing a three character mark ‘Temple of Xuangong’, late Ming/Qing, 19½” high, with a carved hardwood stand. See illustration Provenance: Clement Salaman, Esq. of West Somerset, acquired in the early 20th century, and thence by descent. 18

£1,000-2,000

Lot 724

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Lot 725

725 A ‘SANCAI’ RIDGE TILE FIGURE of a scholar on horseback turned to the left, the base with a two character mark “Li Xuandao”, late Ming/Qing, 14¾” high.

727 A FAMILLE ROSE EXPORT TANKARD decorated with dignitaries and attendants around a table with a landscape beyond, with a dragon handle, Qianlong, 4¾” high

Li Xuandao was a famous literati figure of the Sui/Tang Dynasties.

Provenance: Private collection, Dorset.

728 A BLUE AND WHITE COVERED JAR of domed baluster form, decorated with sages and attendants among foliage and emblems, the base with a Kangxi seal mark, 7¼” high

£500-1,000

726 A ‘SANCAI’ RIDGE TILE FIGURE of a warrior on a galloping horse, above a cloud scroll, late Ming/Qing, 17¾” high. See illustration

£500-1,000

729 AN UNDERGLAZED BLUE AND RED POMEGRANATE VASE with relief decoration, Qing, 16” high

Provenance: Clement Salaman, Esq. of West Somerset, acquired in the early 20th century, and thence by descent.

£200-400

£500-1,000

£400-600

730 A BLUE AND WHITE ‘BOYS’ BOWL, the exterior decorated with boys playing, the base with a four character mark, probably early Qing, 5” dia. 20

£100-200

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Lot 734

731 A FAMILLE ROSE VASE of baluster form, decorated with opposing vignettes of figures in landscape settings, within a ground of scrolling tendrils, the base with a Daoguang seal mark in red, 7½” high. See illustration

733 Spare lot 734 A PAIR OF SEATED BUDDHISTIC LIONS, the biscuit bodies with incised decoration and applied slip details, probably Japanese late Edo/early Meiji, 6” long. See illustration

£1,000-2,000

Provenance: Private Collection, East Dorset.

732 A BLUE AND WHITE BOWL of gently flared form, the exterior decorated with the Eight Immortals, the base with a four character mark; together with two matching cups, Qing, the bowl 5” dia. (3)

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£500-1,000

Lot 731

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Lot 735

735 A COPPER-RED GLAZED SAUCER DISH, the even glaze sinking near the rim to reveal the white porcelain body, the base with a Qianlong seal mark, 8” dia. See illustration

738 SPARE LOT 739 A BLUE AND WHITE SAUCER DISH decorated with flowerheads and tendrils, the base with a six character Guangxu mark and probably of the period, 6” dia., on a hardwood stand.

Provenance: Private collection, Wiltshire.

£500-1,000

736 A WUCAI ‘DRAGON AND PHOENIX’ SEAL WAX BOX of square form, the base with a six character Wanli mark in underglaze blue, 2” wide; together with a blue and white partitioned small dish decorated with flowerheads and tendrils, the base with a six character Guangxu mark, 3¼” wide (2)

740 A CANTON FAMILLE ROSE DEEP BOWL decorated with alternating vignettes of figures and blossoms, Qing, 14½” dia.

£200-400

737 A PAIR OF BLUE-GLAZED PEARSHAPED VASES, the well-rounded bodies with an even deep-blue glaze pooling slightly around the foot rims, the bases with a six character Tongzhi mark, 11¾” high (2). See illustration Provenance: Private collection, North Dorset, bequeathed to the vendor in the late 1970’s/early 1980’s.

£150-300

£4,000-8,000

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£150-300

Lot 737

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Lot 741

741 A BLUE AND WHITE SLENDER VASE decorated on one side with ducks amongst reeds, the painted area with a seal mark ‘Wang Bu’, the base with a further seal reading ‘Xhu Xi’, 8” high See illustration

742 A BLUE AND WHITE FIGURE OF GUANYIN, the deity with a warm serene expression and standing holding a vase in one hand, her long robes decorated with Shou characters and auspicious objects, on a foliate and scroll ground, the base with two impressed seal marks, Qing, 30" high. See illustration

£500-1,000

Provenance: The Collection of the Maharaja Bahadur of Burdwan KCIE (1881-1941)

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Private collection, North Dorset.

£2,000-4,000

Lot 742

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743 A FAMILLE VERTE SLENDER BALUSTER VASE, each side decorated with a heart-shaped panel of a bird perching on a branch, surrounded by further vignettes and floral sprays, Qing, 18” high. See illustration

Lot 743

£200-400 744 AN ENAMELLED TABLET mounted as a table screen depicting two dignitaries in a landscape, one feeding geese, late Qing/early Republic, 22¼” high overall. See illustration

£200-400

745 A FAMILLE ROSE PANEL decorated with a warrior on horseback, late Qing/early Republic, 15” x 10”, mounted within a pierced scroll frame, 25” x 20” overall

£200-400

746 A FAMILLE ROSE PANEL depicting a mythical female figure with flowing robes among flowers, late Qing/early Republic, 14” x 10” Lot 744

£150-300

747 A CANTONESE FAMILLE ROSE DEEP BOWL decorated with alternating panels of birds amongst foliage and figure scenes, late Qing/early Republic, 15¾” dia.

£200-400

748 A BLUE AND WHITE FIGURE OF GUANYIN, the deity with a serene expression, one hand raised and the other holding a vase, wearing long flowing robes decorated with blossoming foliage, Qing, the base with two impressed seal marks, 30" high. See illustration Provenance: The Collection of the Maharaja Bahadur of Burdwan KCIE (1881-1941)

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Private collection, North Dorset.

£2,000-4,000

Lot 748

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Lot 749

749 TWO SIMILAR ENAMELLED WALL VASES depicting elegant ladies in landscape settings with calligraphy panels and seals, late Qing/early Republic, 10½” high (2). See illustration

751 A TURQUOISE-GLAZED DISH, the central shou-type character within a moulded ruyi border, the reverse with an underglazed blue inscription ‘Made by Yong Shishe in Bingku Town’, late Qing/early Republic, 8” dia., together with a turquoise-glazed small bottle vase, 7¼” high (2)

£200-400

750 A FLAMBÉ GLAZED DISH with an inverted rim, Qing, 5” dia.; together with another small dish of red Jun type (2)

£100-200

752 A PAIR OF MASSIVE FAMILLE ROSE ‘LANDSCAPE’ VASES of baluster form, decorated with figures in interiors and agricultural scenes within mountain landscapes, the necks applied with dragon handles, Qing, 33” high (2). See illustration

£100-200

Provenance: Mrs James Madden of Glebe House, Tollesbury, acquired in the 1930’s, and thence by descent. 30

£6,000-8,000

Lot 752

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Lot 753

755 A GREEN-GLAZED RIDGE TILE in the form of a mythical beast seated on its’ hind legs, late Ming/Qing, 12” high

753 A ‘ROBIN’S-EGG’ GLAZED CHILONG BRUSH WASHER, the two beasts crawling around the rim, late Qing/ Republic, 6” long. See illustration

£100-200

£150-250

756 A GREEN-GLAZED FOLIATED JARLET, the top half gently incised, probably late Tang/Five Dynasties, 3¼” dia.; a Longquan celadon bowl with incised lotus decoration, Yuan/Ming, 5¾” dia.; and a small Annamese bowl (3)

754 A CHINESE DARK BLUE GLAZED ‘DICE’ BOWL, the thickly potted body covered on the exterior with a rich deep blue glaze sagging slightly at the top rim and pooling around the foot, the white interior with a central six character Xuande mark in underglaze blue within a double circle, 12” dia. See illustration

Provenance: A gift to the vendor. Private collection.

£3,000-6,000

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£100-200

Lot 754

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Lot 757

758 A CHINESE YELLOW-GROUND WALL VASE of baluster form, the central roundel painted with blossoms surrounded by flowerheads and tendrils on a yellow ground, the top of the neck with a ruyi band, the vase terminating at the bottom with petals above a red and gilt stand-form foot, the base with a horizontal Qianlong four character gilt mark, 7¾” high. See illustration

757 A CHINESE ROSE ‘GRAVIATA’ MEDALLION BOWL, the interior painted in underglaze blue with a vase of flowers surrounded by four blossom groups, the exterior decorated with four roundels of blossoms on a graviata rose ground with polychrome flowerheads and tendrils, the base with a Daoguang seal mark, 5¾” dia. See illustration Provenance: Private collection, Wiltshire.

Provenance: Private collection, North Dorset.

£1,500-2,500

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£5,000-10,000

Lot 758

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759 A CHINESE DOUCAI OGEE BOWL, the centre enamelled with a flower motif encircled by ruyi heads, within a cavetto of stylised flowerheads, the exterior with a lotus meander and Buddhistic emblems above a lappet band, the base with a Qianlong seal mark, 8½” dia.

The unusual and striking design on the interior of this bowl appear to be based on a Chenghua prototype evidenced by a saucer in the Percival David Foundation, London. See Rosemary Scott ‘Flawless Porcelains: Imperial Ceramics from the Reign of the Chenghua Emperor’, 1995, pl.25.

Provenance: Private collection, East Dorset. Purchased in Shanghai in the 1920’s, and thence by descent within the family of the vendor.

£20,000-40,000

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A PRIVATE COLLECTION O F Y I X I N G S T O N E WA R E

760 A ‘YELLOW’ YIXING VASE, the segmented body with a relief ruyi band to the shoulder above 'Three Friends' decoration and a quote from a poem by Mao Zedong, on elephant-head feet, the base with a mark for “Hongshou”, 20th century, 8" high See illustration

Lot 760

£100-200

761 A POLISHED YIXING TEAPOT AND COVER made for the Thai market, with silvered-metal mounts, the shoulders fitted with a scroll handle with foliate terminals, the base with a two character mark “Gong Ju”, 19th century, 6” high overall. See illustration

A comparable teapot with the same two character mark is illustrated in Patrice Valfre, Yixing Teapots for Europe, no. 330

£300-500

762 A YIXING ‘TREE TRUNK’ TEAPOT AND COVER with relief decoration of fruiting vine and squirrels crawling under the bark, the cover with a mark for “Jingming”, the base with a four character Yixing seal mark within a decorative border, 19th/20th century, 6½” long; and another similar teapot and cover with partial enamelled decoration, 7½” long (2).

Lot 761

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£200-400

764 A YIXING GLOBULAR TEA POT AND COVER decorated in relief with the 'Squirrel and Vine' pattern, the underside of the cover with marks for “Hong Quan”, 20th century, 7" long; and another Yixing teapot and cover of plain tapering form with a pierced cover, the base with a four character seal mark for “Chen Guoliang”, further marks to the inside of the cover and underside of the handle, 20th century, 6½” long, (2). See illustration

763 A ‘BLUE’ YIXING TEAPOT AND COVER with 'Three Friends' slip decoration and calligraphy, the base with a four character seal mark for “Wu Yungen”, 19th/20th century, 6½” long; together with another Yixing teapot and cover modelled in the form of a textured leather sack, each side with a character roundel, the base with a seal mark for “Zhou Lingfang”, the underside of the handle with a further mark, probably 20th century, 6½” long (2). See illustration

£200-400

£200-400

766 A YIXING ‘LOTUS-FORM’ GLOBULAR TEAPOT, the cover also serving as a water dropper, with marks for “Xichen”, probably 20th century, 7" long, another of segmented form with relief prunus decoration with marks for “Jiang Rong”, 5½” long, and one of cylindrical form decorated with various characters, 6½” long (3)

765 A YIXING ‘LOTUS POD’ TEAPOT AND COVER, the body with veined decoration and applied snail and frog, the base with a four character seal mark, the interior of the cover with a further mark, 20th century, 5½” long, and an enamelled Yixing brush pot decorated with flowers and rockwork, 19th/20th century, 3¾” high (2)

£150-300

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£150-300

767 A SMALL UNDERGLAZED BLUE AND YELLOW ENAMELLED 'DRAGON' BOWL, the gently flared sides decorated with two five-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls amidst cloud bands, with a lappet band around the foot, the centre of the interior with a further dragon, the base with a Daoguang seal mark and of the period, 4" dia. See illustration.

Lot 767

£500-1,000

Provenance: Private collection, Isle of Wight. Inherited in the mid 20th century £500-1,000

768 AN UNDERGLAZED BLUE AND RED BOWL with an everted lip, the rounded body decorated with three Buddhistic lions chasing patterned balls and ribbons amongst cloud scrolls, the centre of the interior with a similar auspicious ball, the base with a six character Jiaqing mark, 7½” dia. See illustration

Lot 768

Provenance: Private collection, Isle of Wight. Inherited in the mid-20th century.

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£1,500-2,500

769 A BLUE-GLAZED ‘DRAGON’ BOWL, the rounded sides incised with two five-clawed dragons amongst cloud scrolls, the glaze of an even violet tone slightly pooled around the foot rim, Shunzi/Kangxi, 7½” dia. See illustration

Lot 769

Provenance: Ernest Oliver Measor (1906-1993), purchased in the 1960’s/70’s, and thence by descent.

£2,000-3,000

770 A FAMILLE ROSE BOWL finely enamelled with a blossom spray, the rounded body with a gently flared lip and deep foot ring, Yongzheng, 8” dia. See illustration

Lot 768

Provenance: Ernest Oliver Measor (1906-1993), purchased in the 1960’s/70’s, and thence by descent.

£1,000-2,000

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771 AN IMPORTANT CHINESE YELLOWGLAZED BOWL, the deep rounded body with a gently flaring lip, the glaze evenly applied to the interior and exterior and of soft yellow tone with a slightly iridescent surface, the base with a six character Hongzhi mark in underglazed blue within a double circle, 8” dia. See illustration

Hongzhi yellow-glazed bowls of this size are rare. For a comparable example from the Dr and Mrs E.T. Hall Collection see ‘The Ceramic Art of China’, V&A, London 1971, no.161. Another bowl of similar size is extant in the Palace Museum, Beijing.

Provenance: H.R.N. Norton Collection

Sold Sothebys, London, as part of the Norton Collection, 5th November 1963, Lot 175, "A superb Imperial yellow bowl." (Sold £2,100) Ernest Oliver Measor (1906-1993), and thence by descent.

£10,000-20,000

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772 A CHINESE ARCHAISTIC CELADON BOTTLE VASE, (Hu) the gently rounded lower body rising to an angular shoulder with a raised band, the neck with tubular handles and a rounded rim, the glaze of an even pale celadon tone with occasional crazing, the base with a Yongzheng seal mark, 21� high. See illustration Provenance: A Swiss private collection

ÂŁ80,000-120,000

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Lot 773

773 AN UNUSUAL SANCAI-TYPE GLAZED POTTERY GROUP of two kneeling figures holding a barrel aloft, each with a straining expression and with their heads leaning to one side, the barrel with studded decoration, probably Tang, 32cm high

774 A PAINTED POTTERY FIGURE OF A DIGNITARY, the upright male with a warm expression and hands folded under elegant long robes, probably Han, 85cm high

The dating of this lot is consistent with thermoluminescence testing on the piece. ÂŁ1,500-2,500

The dating of this lot is consistent with thermoluminescence testing on the piece.

Provenance: A Swiss private collection.

ÂŁ1,000-2,000

Provenance: A Swiss private collection.

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Lot 774

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Lot 775

775 A YELLOW-GLAZED POTTERY HORSE, the animal standing upright and wearing a saddle with a part-textured surface, the glaze of an even straw tone, probably Tang, 51cm high

776 A SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY BACTRIAN CAMEL, the animal with its head raised upwards and wearing an elaborate saddle with mask sides, probably Tang, 59cm high

The dating of this lot is consistent with thermoluminescence testing on the piece.

The dating of this lot is consistent with thermoluminescence testing on the piece.

Provenance: A Swiss private collection.

Provenance: A Swiss private collection.

ÂŁ500-1,000

ÂŁ2,000-4,000

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Lot 776

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777 A PAINTED POTTERY FIGURE OF A FEMALE DANCER, the elegant standing lady with a round face and swaying to one side, wearing long flowing robes and holding cymbals, probably Han, 60cm high

The dating of this lot is consistent with thermoluminescence testing on the piece.

Provenance: A Swiss private collection.

£3,000 – 6,000

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778 A FINE PAINTED POTTERY FIGURE OF A HORSE, the expressively modelled animal trotting forward with one front leg raised and its head turned to the left, probably Qi, 56cm high

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The dating of this lot is consistent with thermoluminescence testing on the piece.

Provenance: A Swiss private collection.

£5,000 – 10,000

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779 AN EXCEPTIONAL SET OF SIX CHINESE PAINTED SILK PANELS, depicting scenes from the 1763 novel ‘Hung-Lou Meng’ (The Dream of the Red Chamber) by Tsao Hseuh-Chin, showing elegant ladies within pavilions and terraces in garden landscapes with deer, cranes, peacocks and ducks, Qianlong/Jiaqing, the inscribed titles on each panel translating as follows:

Tears a fan in mockery

Play a game of go

Is skilled in painting

Discourses on ch’in

Appreciating moonlight and enjoying flute playing at T’upi T’ang

Evaluates poets’ societies while reviewing books

Each panel 41½” x 15½”

These exceptional and rare panels, combining painting and padded work to create a three-dimensional quality, are consistent with the output of the Palace workshops during the reign of Qianlong.

Provenance: Private collection, Hampshire.

£20,000-40,000

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780 A SINO-TIBETAN THANKA OF AMITAYUS, the deity seated on a lotus flower and surrounded by foliage, with a further deity roundel above, 18th/19th century, 24½” x 18½”, in a later surround and lacquered frame. See illustration

Lot 780

£400-800

781 A SINO-TIBETAN THANKA HANGING, the fanged deity holding a roundel with various narrative panels of deity figures within landscape settings, inscribed to the reverse, 18th/19th century, the painted area 29” x 22”. See illustration

Lot 781

£100-200

782 A SINO-TIBETAN THANKA HANGING, the central standing deity standing on a lotus flower ablaze with flames and crushing figures under foot, the sky with two seated Bodhisattva figures, inscribed to the reverse, 18th/19th century, the painted area 26” x 21”

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£100-200

783 A SINO-TIBETAN THANKA PAINTING, the central deity seated on a lotus flower above an extensive heavenly mountain landscape with clusters of buildings with figures and attendants amongst trees and cloud scrolls, inscribed to the reverse, 19th/20th century, 35” x 21½”. See illustration

Lot 783

£300-600

784 A SINO-TIBETAN THANKA HANGING, the central deity with flowing robes and seated on a mythical animal, surrounded by four further deity figures amongst clouds, all above a landscape with two seated figures, inscribed to the reverse, 19th/20th century, the painted area 31½” x 22”. See illustration

Lot 784

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785 AN INDO-PERSIAN COURT SCENE, the central dignitary seated in a howdah and surrounded by various attendants in a garden setting, watercolour and bodycolour on silk, early 20th century, 32” x 40”. See illustration

787 CHINESE SCHOOL, 20th century An extensive mountain landscape with pagodas, with inscription and seal mark upper right, watercolour and bodycolour on silk, 44” x 24½”

Provenance: Private collection, East Dorset.

£200-400

788 AFTER ZHAO MENGFU (1254-1322) ‘Horses and their attendants on the bank of a river’, signed lower right ‘Zi’ang’, probably Ming, the reverse of the frame with an old exhibition label. 59" x 23" See illustration

£500-1000

786 A THREE-FOLD SCREEN, each section mounted with silk paintings of female figures in landscape settings, watercolour and bodycolour, late Qing/early Republic, 36” high overall

The artist Zhao Mengfu is know to have signed some works ‘Zi’ang’.

Provenance: Private collection, Dorset.

£200-400

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£1,000-2,000

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789 CHINESE SCHOOL, 18th/19th century A pair of massive ‘Ancestor’ paintings, the rows of seated figures graduated in size from top to bottom and wearing gowns, the upper area with a table laid with flowers and curtains pulled back, several bands of calligraphy to the lower fence areas, watercolour and bodycolour on canvas, mounted on later stretchers, 95½” x 63½” Provenance: The Tennant family.

£3,000-6,000

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790 A SILK-EMBROIDERED PANEL OF A BUDDHISTIC LION AND PUP surrounded by musicians and attendants in a garden setting, late Qing/early Republic, 77” x 28”. See illustration

Lot 790

Provenance: Given to the vendor’s father by Sir Sydney Vernon in 1956, and thence by descent,

£500-1,000

791 AN ‘ANCESTOR’ TABLE SCREEN, the wood surround set with a painted panel of a figure seated and wearing a red dragon robe, 22½” high overall

£150-300

792 A SILK AND GOLD THREAD EMBROIDERED COURT ROBE (CHIFU) decorated with dragons chasing flaming pearls amongst cloud scrolls on a dark blue ground, with waves and polychrome bands to the hem, Qing, c.55” long. See illustration Provenance: Private collection, East Dorset.

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£800-1,200

Lot 792

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793 A SILK AND GOLD THREAD EMBROIDERED COURT ROBE (CHIFU) decorated with dragons chasing flaming pearls amidst cloud scrolls on a light blue ground, with waves and flowerheads below, Qing, c.58” long. See illustration

796 A SILK AND GOLD THREAD EMBROIDERED CAPE decorated with dragon roundels and geometric patterns on a red ground, Qing, c.33” long, and a silk-embroidered skirt with polychrome floral decoration on a peach ground, c.36” long (2)

Provenance: Private collection, East Dorset.

£400-800

795 A SILK AND GOLD THREAD EMBROIDERED PULL-ON ROBE decorated with blossoming foliage on alternating ground colours, the tasselled hem of conforming pattern, Qing, c.43” long

£150-300

£200-400

£400-600

798 A SILK AND GOLD THREAD TRIFORM PANEL decorated with a dragon, Qing, 17” wide, in a later frame

£300-600

Provenance: Private collection, East Dorset.

Provenance: Private collection, East Dorset.

Provenance: Private collection, East Dorset.

797 A SILK-EMBROIDERED ROBE, the rose-coloured ground edged by black borders with polychrome floral decoration, late Qing/early Republic, c.53” long

794 A SILK AND GOLD THREAD EMBROIDERED COURT ROBE (CHIFU) decorated with dragons surrounding a pair of fish amidst cloud scrolls on a light blue ground, above waves of polychrome banding to the hem, Qing, c.45” long. See illustration

£100-200

799 A SILK-EMBROIDERED PANEL of a dancer and attendants in a garden setting, in polychrome on a champagne ground, late Qing/early Republic, 24” x 19½”

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£80-160

Lot 793

Lot 794

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800 A JAPANESE IVORY OKIMONO OF A WOMAN AND CHILDREN, the mother holding a basket with one child on her back and the other child playing amongst rocks, signed to the base, Meiji, 5¼” high

807 A JAPANESE IVORY ‘SATSUMA’ OKIMONO with an applied twig and leaf to the top and the lower body with the skin peeling away, Meiji, 2¾” long, on a wooden stand. See illustration

£100-200

Provenance: Private collection, East Dorset.

801 A JAPANESE IVORY OKIMONO OF A FISHERMAN AND TWO BOYS, the father holding a harpoon and a shell, all climbing amongst rocks, signed to the base, Meiji, 8¾” high

808 A JAPANESE IVORY ‘BANANA’, half of the skin peeled back from the body to reveal the fruit, Meiji, 6¼” long, on a wooden stand. See illustration

£100-200

Provenance: Private collection, East Dorset.

802 A JAPANESE IVORY OKIMONO OF A MAN HOLDING A BOY and standing on rocks, signed to the base, Meiji, 7¼” high

£80-160

Provenance: Private collection, East Dorset.

£100-200

804 A JAPANESE IVORY SNUFF BOX of curved form, the cover decorated with a tiger, 3” long, a similar paper knife carved with a snarling tiger, 12” long, another paper knife with shibayama decoration, and an ivory ring (4)

£150-300

£80-160

811 A JAPANESE HORN AND SHIBAYAMA BEAKER decorated with a bird perched on a branch of blossoming foliage, with glass base, Meiji, 4½” high

£100-200

806 A JAPANESE CHARM RING adorned with various ivory and other household implements, probably for a marriage gift, 3¼” long overall, and several ivory dice and dominoes (a collection)

£200-400

810 TWO JAPANESE POLYCHROME IVORY NETSUKES, one of a sage holding a sceptre, the other of a similar figure with a bald head, Meiji, 2” high (2)

805 TWO SIMILAR CARVED AND DECORATED WOOD NOH MASKS with real hair moustaches, probably late Edo/early Meiji, the largest 8½” high (2)

£500-1,000

809 A JAPANESE IVORY ‘FISHERMAN’ OKIMONO carved from a single piece, the figure holding a basket of fish on his left shoulder, Meiji, signed to the base, 7¾” high. See illustration

803 A JAPANESE BONE OR IVORY CASED DAGGER, the handle carved with a mythical beast, the sheath carved with figures, Meiji, 15” long overall

£500-1,000

£50-100

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£100-200

Lots 807, 808 and 809

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812 A JAPANESE GILT-LACQUER PORTABLE SHRINE, the doors decorated with two mon and scrolling foliage opening to reveal miniature carved deity figure, the reverse with an inscription, Meiji, 3¾” high

818 A JAPANESE GILT LACQUER RICE BOWL AND STAND decorated with mon linked by scrolling tendrils, Meiji, 9” high

£80-160

819 A JAPANESE LACQUER WRITING BOX with gilt and red decoration and inset with coins, Meiji, 8” across

813 A JAPANESE GOLD LACQUER TABLE BOX, the cover decorated with a sack on a contoured ground, lifting to reveal further compartments and trays to the interior, Meiji, 4” long

£100-200

Provenance: Private collection, East Dorset.

£100-200

£250-500

Provenance: Private collection, East Dorset. £400-800

816 FOUR JAPANESE LACQUER INROS: one with red and gilt decoration of bamboos, Meiji, 4” long; another with red and black decoration of landscape scenes; another black and gold example decorated with a turtle; and another (4)

£500-1,000

821 AN IVORY RETICULATED AND CARVED TUSK SECTION decorated with dignitaries and attendants amongst buildings, in a woodland setting, Qing, on a pierced wood stand, 8½” high overall. See illustration

815 A JAPANESE IVORY NETSUKE OF A HARE seated on its’ hind legs and with inlaid red eyes, probably late Edo, 1½” high; together with a carved foliate ojime (2)

£100-200

820 TWO SIMILAR RETICULATED AND CARVED TUSK SECTIONS decorated with figures and pagodas amongst foliage, late Qing/early Republic, on pierced wooden stands, the tallest 8½” high overall, (2). See illustration

814 A JAPANESE FOUR-CASE CARVED INRO decorated with boys and buffalo, and with a conforming buffalo netsuke, Meiji, the case 3” long; and a five case lacquered inro decorated with dignitaries in a landscape, 3½” long (2)

£200-400

822 A PAIR OF JAPANESE SHIBAYAMA PANELS depicting birds perched on branches amidst blossoming prunus, within red lacquer frames, Meiji, 35” x 22” overall

£100-200

817 AN UNUSUAL JAPANESE INRO, the red-lacquer foliate-carved protective outer revealing a five-case inner in black lacquer with inset silver metal roundels decorated with figures, Meiji, 3” long; together with a four-case black lacquer example with a scroll ivory ojime, 2¼” long; and a gold lacquer small four-case example, 1½” long (3)

£200-400

823 A TWO-FOLD JAPANESE SHIBAYAMA SCREEN decorated with birds in flight above blossoming foliage, Meiji, 33½” high

£100-200

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£150-300

Lot 820

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Lot 826

824 A PAIR OF JAPANESE SHIBAYAMA PANELS of cockerels seated on branches amidst blossoming prunus, within foliate carved frames, Meiji, 29” x 19” overall (2)

827 A PAIR OF IVORY RETICULATED AND CARVED TUSK SECTIONS with decoration of figures in landscape settings, on foliate scroll bases, late Qing / early Republic, 3¾” high (2)

£200-400

828 A JAPANESE IVORY ‘DOUBLE PAGODA’ SHRINE, the upper deity figure seated in an open galleried area, the lower figure enclosed behind doors on a similar gallery, the whole with all-over engraved decoration of birds, foliage, figures and dragons, on a stepped base and carved wood stand, Meiji, 29¾” high. See illustration

825 A PAIR OF JAPANESE SHIBAYAMA SCREEN PANELS decorated with birds in flight above irises, within red lacquer borders and foliate-carved frames, Meiji, 60” high overall (2)

£300-600

Provenance: Private collection, East Dorset.

826 A FINE CANTONESE IVORY CASKET, the ogee-rimmed cover decorated with a panel of dignitaries and attendants in a woodland setting with buildings, within a foliate border, above conforming sides and mask feet, Qing, 9½” long. See illustration

£1,500-2,500

829 A SOUTHEAST ASIAN IVORY MODEL OF A BOAT PARTY, the hull modelled as a mythical creature with feather decoration, the upper deck with a cabin and various figures rowing, 19th/20th century, 8¼” long

Provenance: Private collection, East Dorset.

£150-300

£500-1,000

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£150-300

Lot 828

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830 A CARVED AND RETICULATED IVORY CARD CASE of ogee form, decorated with a central reserve of figures and attendants, within a border of auspicious objects, Qing, 4¼” long

Provenance: Private Collection, East Dorset

£150-300

831 A PART-CARVED IVORY CARD CASE of rectangular form, decorated with panels of figures in woodland settings, Qing, 4½” long

Provenance: Private Collection, East Dorset

£100-200

832 A CARVED IVORY RECTANGULAR CARD CASE decorated with figures and buildings in a woodland setting, Qing, 4¼” long

Provenance: Private Collection, East Dorset

£150-300

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833 A CARVED IVORY RECTANGULAR CARD CASE decorated with scholars and attendants within buildings surrounded by foliage and mountains, Qing, 4¼” long

Provenance: Private Collection, East Dorset

£200-400

834 A CARVED IVORY RECTANGULAR CARD CASE deeply carved with figures and attendants among pagodas, in a woodland setting, one side with a boat below, Qing, 4¼” long

Provenance: Private Collection, East Dorset

£300-600

835 A CARVED IVORY RECTANGULAR CARD CASE, one side decorated with dignitaries and attendants amongst buildings in a woodland setting, the other side decorated with trees in a fenced garden with mountains beyond and figures, Qing, 4½” long

Provenance: Private Collection, East Dorset

£300-600

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836 A CARVED TORTOISESHELL RECTANGULAR SNUFF BOX, the cover decorated with figures in boats with foliage, Qing, 3¼” long.

Lot 836

£200-400

837 A CARVED TORTOISESHELL CIRCULAR COVERED BOX decorated with figures in a woodland setting, Qing, 3½” dia.

£100-200

838 A FINE CARVED TORTOISESHELL CIRCULAR BOX, the cover deep-carved with a group of figures in procession amongst trees and with buildings beyond, Qing, 3¾” dia. Lot 837

£500-1,000

839 THREE CARVED WOOD FIGURES one with long flowing robes and holding a box, another in a confident pose with a long beard, and another holding a staff, Qing, 6”-7½” high (3) Provenance: The collection of Henry Knight of Rotterdam, gifted to the vendor’s family in the 1950’s/60’s. Private collection, North Dorset.

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£150-300

Lot 839

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Lot 840

840 A PAIR OF CARVED IVORY SNUFF BOTTLES, each deep-carved with figures on horseback and others carrying banners with buildings beyond, Qing, 4½” high (2). See illustration

843 AN INDIAN IVORY CARVING OF SHIVA, the deity seated below a tree with crossed legs, on a lotus base with a lion and buffalo, late 19th/early 20th century, 7¼” high, on a wooden base. See illustration

£200-400

841 A CARVED TORTOISESHELL CIRCULAR COVER decorated with figures and a boat amongst foliage, with buildings, Qing, 4” dia.

844 TWO SMALL CARVED IVORY CARD CASES of rectangular form, decorated with figures and buildings in woodland settings, Qing, 3¼” high (2)

£100-200

842 A JAPANESE IVORY OKIMONO of two boys playing with a cabbage before a fence line and trees, signed underneath one of the trees, Meiji, 13¾” long

£300-600

£100-200

845 TWO SMALL CARVED IVORY CARD CASES of rectangular form, decorated with figures and buildings in woodland settings, Qing, 3¼” high; and a similar circular covered box, 1¾” dia. (3)

£300-600

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£100-200

Lot 843

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Lot 846

846 A LACQUER CIRCULAR BOX, the cover carved with butterflies amongst blossoming foliage, probably Qianlong, 3¼” dia. See illustration

850 A FINE SET OF IVORY OF THE EIGHTEEN LOHANS, each carved in exaggerated and eccentric poses with typical iconography, probably Qianlong, approx. 3” high, on carved wood lotus-form bases (18). See illustration

£300-600

847 A SMALL CARVED IVORY CARD CASE of rectangular form, finely decorated with dignitaries and attendants amongst buildings and foliage, Qing, 3¾” long, and a similar circular covered box, 1½” dia. (2)

Provenance: Private collection, West Dorset, purchased in the 1970’s in London.

£300-600

848 A CARVED IVORY CIRCULAR COVERED BOX decorated with dragons, late Qing/early Republic, 4” dia., and another similar example, 3¾” dia. (3)

£2,000-4,000

851 A JAPANESE IVORY MODEL OF A COCKEREL with polychrome decoration, Meiji, 4” long

£100-200

849 A CINNABAR LACQUER CIRCULAR BOX AND DISH decorated with blossoming foliage, the box 3¾” dia., the dish 5” dia. (2)

The inspiration for the popular depiction of the eighteen Lohans derives from Guan Xiu’s 9th century portraits. The Qianlong Emperor was a great admirer of these and ordered their reproduction and preservation.

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£100-200

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Lot 852

852 A CHINESE EXPORT LACQUER OCTAGONAL WORK BOX, the lid decorated with panels of figures amidst a foliate ground, the sides decorated with dragons, the fitted interior with conforming decoration and with various ivory items including bodkin cases, thread holders, needles, clamps and other items, with end handles and claw feet, Qing, 14½” long. See illustration

856 AN IVORY PAGE TURNER, the top carved in open-work with three figures, the blade decorated with blossoming foliage on a diaper ground, Qing, 12½” long, and two further examples, one with polychrome decoration to the handle, 13½” long, the other with the handle modelled as a wheat sheaf, 10½” long (3) £150-300

£300-600

857 AN IVORY OR BONE MODEL OF A JUNK PARTY, the sides of the vessel reticulated with foliate motifs, the upper and lower decks with various polychrome figures, Qing.

853 A JAPANESE GOLD AND BLACK LACQUER RICE BOWL AND COVER decorated with birds and blossoming foliage, 9¼” dia.

Provenance: Private Collection, Wales. Bequeathed to the vendor in the 1970’s.

£100-200

£300-600

854 AN INDO-PERSIAN IVORY PANEL painted with a battle scene, late 19th/early 20th century, 10” long

858 A CHINESE EXPORTED IVORY CHESS SET, the King and Queen modelled with intricately carved robes and standing on concentric carved dragon balls, on foliate bases, the other pieces of conforming type, one side stained red, Qing, the Kings 5½” high. See illustration

£200-300

855 A POLYCHROME IVORY WRIST REST, the interior carved with warriors storming ramparts with thunder and lightning above, 7¼” long

Provenance: Private collection, East Dorset.

£200-400

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Lot 860

861 A FINE CARVED RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP, the sides of the rich caramel-toned body carved with the Eight Immortals, the front with Shou Lao riding on a crane with a deer below, the back with intertwined peach trees, 6½” long

859 TWO PAIRS OF IVORY CHOP STICKS of plain tapering form with metal mounts and chain, in a fitted rosewood box, late Qing/early republic, the chopsticks 9” long

£150-300

860 A COLLECTION OF EIGHT IVORY TIP FIGURAL CARVINGS, three larger figures of curved form wearing flowing gowns, a figure of Hotei, a kneeling figure and three small examples, Qing, 2½” - 4¾” (8)

Sold with AHVLA CITES Pre-Sale Approval.

Provenance: Lieutenant Thomas Jeffery RN (18771958), acquired during active service at the time of the Boxer Rebellion and thence by descent.

£100-200

£5,000-10,000

861A. A CARVED AND RETICULATED IVORY TUSK SECTION decorated with elegant ladies in buildings with attendants in a woodland landscape, Qing, 5” high

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£300-600

Lot 861

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862 A POLYCHROME CREWEL WORK PURSE decorated with a dragon and mountain amongst cloud bands, with a silver-metal dragon mount and chain and conforming circular ivory-cased handle, late Qing/early Republic, the purse 5¾” long. See illustration

Lot 862

£200-400

863 A TOOLED LEATHER PURSE decorated with birds above marshland, with a metal dragon mount and chain with conforming circular ivorycased handle, late Qing/early republic, the purse 5¼” long; and a Tibetan leather and metal-mounted pouch, 5” long (2)

£100-200

864 A CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER RECTANGULAR BOX, the cover decorated with figures dancing in a landscape with a foliate scroll border and sides, the interior of blue enamel, Qing, 6” long

£150-300

865 A FINE RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP, the thick-walled foliate body of light toffee tone, carved with open magnolia blossoms amid foliage with lingzhi below, Ming, 5½” across at the widest point. See illustration

Lot 863

A comparable smaller cup from the Blumenfield Collection was sold by Christies New York, 25th March 2010, lot 810.

Sold with AHVLA CITES Pre-Sale Approval.

Provenance: Lieutenant Thomas Jeffery RN (18771958), acquired during active service at the time of the Boxer Rebellion, and thence by descent.

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£10,000-20,000

Lot 865

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866 A FINE HORN CARVING OF A SAGE with a wizened expression and long flowing robes, holding a staff aloft with a mask finial, Qing, 7½” high. See illustration

Lot 866

£500-1,000

867 A FIGURAL ROOTWOOD CARVING with a gnarled body and a beast face with inset eyes, Qing, 3¼” long

Lot 867

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£150-300

868 A CANTONESE CARVED AND RETICULATED IVORY FAN, the sticks mounted with a double sided paper panel decorated in gouache with officials and attendants in interior settings with landscape beyond, a border decorated with auspicious objects, Qing, the sticks 11” long, in a fitted black and gilt lacquer box. See illustration Provenance: Private collection, East Dorset.

£500-1000

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869 A BLACK AND GILT LACQUER CANTONESE FAN, the sticks mounted with a narrow paper panel painted on both sides with figures and attendants in various interior scenes, the shaped finials decorated with figures, late Qing, the sticks 8½” long, in a fitted black and gilt lacquer case. See illustration Provenance: Private collection, East Dorset.

£300-600

870 A CANTONESE CARVED AND RETICULATED IVORY FAN, the outer sticks decorated with figures and buildings amongst foliage, the upper half mounted with a paper panel decorated on both sides with groups of figures in interior settings with foliage above, Qing, the sticks 10½” long, in a fitted black and gilt lacquer box. See illustration Provenance: Private collection, East Dorset.

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£400-800

871 A CANTONESE CARVED AND RETICULATED IVORY FAN, the outer sticks decorated with figures and buildings amongst foliage, the inner sticks similarly decorated in shallow relief, Qing, the sticks 7” long, in a black and gilt lacquer case. See illustration

£300-600

872 A CANTONESE CARVED AND RETICULATED IVORY FAN, the outer sticks of baluster form carved with figures amongst foliage, the graduated inner sticks mounted with a conforming paper panel decorated on one side with officials and attendants amongst buildings with a landscape beyond, the other side decorated with birds and flowers, Qing, the longest stick 11¾”, in a black and gilt lacquer case. See illustration Provenance: Private collection, East Dorset.

£400-800

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873 A CHINESE CARVED WOOD ‘MAZU’ PANEL depicting the celebration of the birthday of the Mother of Heaven, the deity seated cross-legged in the upper left area, within a densely populated scene of attendants in procession with various attributes and offerings, amongst buildings and foliage, within an outer frame carved with auspicious objects, 45½” x 89” Provenance: A European private collection, acquired in the 1980s.

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Lot 874

874 A ‘BUFFALO AND BOY’ WOOD CARVING, the boy straddling the recumbent animal, 12” long, on a carved hardwood stand decorated with blossoming foliage and rockwork, the stand 14½” long. See illustration

878 AN UNUSUAL ‘INKSTONE’ TABLE SCREEN, the upper panel with mottled banding giving the appearance of a mountain landscape and with an inscription, the lower panel with a two line poem and seal marks, the wooden frame of classical form with scroll sides, probably Qianlong, 11½” high overall. See illustration

£300-600

875 A PAIR OF JAPANESE INLAIDWOOD RECTANGULAR STANDS decorated with dragons amongst cloud bands, on cabriole legs, 7½” long (2)

£200-400

876 A PAIR OF CARVED AND GILTWOOD PANEL GROUPS, one of the central panels decorated with rats amongst fruiting and flowering plants, the other central panel decorated similarly with birds amongst blossoming foliage, both with top panels of precious objects and lower panels of warriors on horseback and attendants, each set within lacquered frames, Qing, 28” x 13” overall (2)

Provenance: Private collection, Somerset.

£300-600

879 A CARVED SOAPSTONE BRUSHPOT decorated with lotus flowers and a bird, Qing, 4” high; together with a soapstone carving of a mountain landscape, 10¾” long (2)

£200-400

877 A JAPANESE TWO-FOLD LACQUERED KIMONO STAND, the base panels decorated with gilt mon, Meiji, 48” high

A letter from the Department of Ceramics and Ethnography at the British Museum, dated 18th July 1932, accompanies this lot. The author translates the inscription on the upper panel as “An elegant map of Canton” and the poem on the lower panel as “Whoever washes this inkstone with new or old ink will put forth a scroll equal to the pictures of Mei Fei”. The upper panel also appears to have a signature which reads “Shi Sou” and this may be repeated in the seal marks on the lower panel.

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£100-200

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880 A SOAPSTONE CARVING OF A SAGE seated cross-legged and wearing robes, the figure with a finely detailed beard and serene expression, his robes bordered in scrolling foliate decoration, late Ming/Qing, 4¾” high, on a wooden stand. See illustration

Lot 880

£200-400

881 A JADEITE ‘DRAGON AND PHOENIX’ GROUP, the recumbent beast with its’ head turned facing the phoenix with extensive tail plumage, late Qing/early Republic, 6” high

£100-200

882 A PAIR OF ROCK CRYSTAL FIGURES OF BIRDS perched on rocks, late Qing/early Republic, 4¾” high, on naturalistic wood stands, a similar group of two ducks and a covered vase (4)

£150-300

883 A FINE PALE CELADON JADE BOULDER CARVING decorated on one side with figures in a boat on a lake with rocks and trees, the other side carved with pagodas in a similar setting, 6½” long. See illustration

Lot 884

Provenance: Private collection, West Dorset.

£2,000-4,000

884 A CARVED ROCK CRYSTAL ‘CHILONG’ BRUSH WASHER, the beast crawling on one corner opposite a linghzi group, Qing, 4¾” across at the widest point. See illustration

£200-300

885 TWO JADE ‘DRAGON’ BUCKLES, one with pink and russet inclusions, 3” long, the other of pale celadon tone, 3¼” long, Qing, and a pink stone faceted snuff bottle, 2¼” long (3)

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£150-300

Lot 883

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Lot 886

886 A JADEITE LOBED VASE AND COVER carved in high relief with dragons chasing pearls, 10” high. See illustration

889 A JADEITE ‘LION AND CHILONG’ GROUP, the lower beast recumbent and feasting, with the chilong crawling on its’ back, 3¾” long

£500-1,000

887 A PALE CELADON JADE PAGE TURNER carved and pierced with auspicious objects amongst scrolls, with gold and stone-set mounts to the top, 11¾” long

890 AN UNUSUAL PAIR OF BANDED CHALCEDONY RECUMBENT HORSES, each with head, turned to the rear and with foliate motifs carved on the back, Ming or later, 6½” long. See illustration

£150-300 888 A CELADON JADE RUYI SCEPTRE, the head carved with a crane, the handle carved with a band of auspicious objects, Qing, 7¾” long

£150-300

Provenance: Private Collection, Hampshire.

£1,000-2,000

891 A PALE CELADON JADE OF A MAN with russet inclusions, the figure kneeling on a rock, 1½”; and another pale celadon figure of a recumbent goat, 1½” (2)

£200-400

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£300-500

Lot 890

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Lot 892

892 A SPINACH JADE CARVING OF A DRAGON BOAT PARTY, the vessel with flags aloft and five figures, probably Qing, 9¾” long, on a carved wood stand. See illustration

895 A PALE CELADON JADE CARVING OF A RECUMBENT LION, the figure with its’ head turned to the left and a millet sheaf in its’ mouth, 3¾” long

£300-600

896 A FINE JADEITE AND GOLD DRAGON BANGLE, the stone of mottled tone terminating in two dragon heads finely engraved with scales and with inset ruby eyes, the beasts opposing each other with open mouths with a pearl in between, late Qing/Republic, 3¾” across at the widest point. See illustration

893 A PALE CELADON JADE PENDANT with fine russet inclusions and studded decoration, Qing, 2¼” long, and another celadon jade panel carved with figures in a landscape and calligraphy, 2½” long (2)

£200-400

894 A TWO-COLOUR JADEITE SNUFF BOTTLE, the dominant body in variegated celadon tones, the base carved with a fish in amber-coloured stone, 2¼” long

£150-250

Provenance: Private collection East Dorset. Gifted to the vendor’s sister in the late 1960’s in America, and thence by descent.

£100-200 100

£5,000-7,000

Lot 896

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Lot 897

897 A GOLD TWO-STRAND DOWRY BRACELET, the thick weighty strands intertwined, Qing, 3¼” at widest point. See illustration

899 A SOUTH EAST ASIAN CARVED STONE BODHISATTVA HEAD, the figure wearing an elaborate headdress and with a serene expression and long ears, probably 15th/16th century, 9” high, on a later stand

This gold bracelet tests in the region of 24 carats and weighs approximately 85 grams.

Provenance: Private collection, West Dorset. £2,500-4,000

900 A CARVED MARBLE STANDING BUDDHA FIGURE wearing finely detailed flowing robes and with one hand pointing downwards with the palm facing out, on a lotusform base, possibly 6th/7th century, 17¼” high. See illustration

898 A GANDHARAN STUCCO BODHISATTVA, the figure seated cross-legged and wearing flowing robes, 20½” high

£200-400

£300-500

The style of this figure and its lotus base are comparable with a massive marble Amitabha Buddha in the British Museum dated to the Sui Dynasty (1938, 0715.1).

Provenance: Private collection, West Dorset.

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£1,000-2,000

Lot 900

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901 A CARVED STONE GUANYIN STELE, the deity holding a child and with flowing gowns, standing above waves on a lotus flower, possibly Tang, 17” high. See illustration

Lot 902

Provenance: The collection of Dame Joan Evans, sold at auction in Gloucestershire in 1979.

Private collection, Gloucestershire and Somerset.

£1,000-2,000

902 A LILAC JADEITE ‘BAMBOO AND BEARS’ GROUP, the animals seated around the base of the bamboo with various foliage, 14” long, on an inlaid-wood base

£300-600

902A A FINE CINNABAR LACQUER STEM CUP decorated with auspicious objects, fruit and foliage, on a brocaded ground, Ming, 3” high £4,000-6,000 903 A FINE ‘WHITE’ JADE CARVING OF MANDARIN DUCKS facing each other and seated on a lotus-leaf, Qing, 18th century, 3¼” long, on a hardwood stand. See illustration

Lot 902A

104

Mandarin ducks are symbolic of marital fidelity.

For a related example see Rawson 'Chinese Jade from the Neolithic to the Qing', p.377.

£4,000-6,000

Lot 903

105

904 A FINE ‘SPINACH’ JADE TABLE SCREEN, the panel finely carved with a reclining scholar on a raft beside a rocky outcrop with clouds beyond, Qianlong, the wood frame and stand of classical form decorated each side with a carved ruyi band and scrollwork, the jade panel 12½" x 15¼", the overall height including the stand 22¼".

The reclining figure is probably the Han Dynasty explorer Zhang Qian, as evidenced by a 14th century inscribed silver cup by Zhu Bishan illustrated in Little ‘Realm of the Immortals:Daoism in the Arts of China, 1988, no.19, pp 46-7’.

A jade brush pot from the Summer Palace Beijing decorated with a very similar scene is illustrated in Ashton and Gray, Chinese Art, 1953, no. 137, pp.372-3. Also, a comparable pair of table screens from the Palace of the Culture of the Mind in the Forbidden City is illustrated in Juliano ‘Treasures of China’, 1981, p.56.

Provenance: Apparently purchased from Sparks in the 1930s by a European diplomat and acquired by the vendor from his Estate.

£40,000-60,000

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107

108

Metalwork

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905 A JAPANESE IRON TETSUBIN in the form of a thatched dwelling decorated with foliate sprays, 19th century, 6¼” See illustration

Lot 905

£100-200

906 A JAPANESE IRON HEXAGONAL TETSUBIN, the body decorated with birds and blossoming foliage, the bronze cover signed “Ryubundo”, 19th century, 8" high See illustration

£150-300

907 A JAPANESE IRON HEXAGONAL TETSUBIN, the textured shoulder above the panelled body decorated with blossoming foliage and a crane in flight with a crescent moon beyond, the bronze cover signed “Ryubundo”, 19th century, 7½” high See illustration

Lot 906

£150-300

908 A JAPANESE IRON AND ‘KOMAI’ TETSUBIN, of globular form, the opposing decorative panels with a pagoda in a landscape and a river on a brocaded ground, the bronze cover signed “Kinjudo”, 19th century, 7½” high See illustration

£300-600

909 A JAPANESE IRON SPHERICAL TETSUBIN, the upper body with studded decoration, two character mark underneath the spout, 19th/20th century, 5¼” high, and a similar smaller example, 4½” high (2)

Lot 907

£100-200

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Lot 908

111

Lot 910

910 A FINE JAPANESE BRONZE IKEBANA STAND, the plain upper part with a tripod base and two-line script and seal mark, the base section of tripod-shaped form with further calligraphy, Meiji, 9” high. See illustration

913 A JAPANESE BRONZE TIGER prancing forward and roaring, seal mark to the underside, Meiji, 18” long. See illustration

£300-600

914 A JAPANESE BRONZE TIGER prancing forward and roaring, seal mark to the underside, Meiji, 25” long. See illustration

911 A JAPANESE BRONZE ELEPHANT with ivory tusks, Meiji, 7” long

£100-200

£400-800

915 A JAPANESE BRONZE TIGER in forward motion and roaring, the fur denoted by alternating texture, Meiji, 26½” long. See illustration

912 A JAPANESE BRONZE NIGHT WATCHMAN signed to the reverse, Meiji, 6½” high

£250-500

£80-160

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£400-800

Lots 913, 914 and 915

113

916 A JAPANESE BRONZE INCENSE HOLDER modelled as an eagle perched on a prunus branch, Meiji, 26½” high. See illustration

Lot 916

£400-800

917 A JAPANESE BRONZE CENSER, the cover with a lady and a crane, the body with two panels of figures and birds, on a textured brocade ground, with mask legs and a conforming base, Meiji, 37” high. See illustration

£300-600

918 A JAPANESE BRONZE CENSER AND COVER, the finial modelled as a mythical fisherman, the body with fish handles and panels depicting mythical creatures amongst waves, on four cabriole supports and a conforming base, the underside with a seal mark for Ichijoken Joun (oshima joun), late Meiji/Taisho, 19” high. See illustration Provenance: Private collection, East Dorset.

Lot 917

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£700-1,000

Lot 918

115

Lot 919

919 A JAPANESE BRONZE OVOID VASE decorated with a crane in flight on an iron red mottled ground, two character seal mark to the base, 20th century, 12” high. See illustration

922 TWO JAPANESE MIXED-METAL PAPER KNIVES, the handles modelled with cranes amongst foliage, each signed, Meiji £100-200

£500-1,000

923 A JAPANESE ARTS AND CRAFTS OVOID VASE, the beaten copper body with polychrome enamel decoration of fruit and foliage, signed to the base, early 20th century, 6¾” high

920 A JAPANESE GILT BRONZE LAMP modelled as a night watchman standing beneath a tree, the shade with glass beads, c.1920/30’s, 14½” high

£100-200

921 A JAPANESE BRONZE BALUSTER VASE decorated with partridge amongst blossoming foliage, Meiji, 12” high

£100-200

924 A FINE JAPANESE BRONZE MIYAO STYLE CIRCULAR BOX, the cover decorated in relief with a mythical figure pulling a man out of water amongst rocks, with a female figure looking on, signed ‘Kyoto Inoue Sei’, Meiji, 7¾” dia.

£150-300

Provenance: Private collection, West Dorset. 116

£4,000-8,000

Lot 924

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Lot 925

925 A PAIR OF JAPANESE MINIATURE BRONZE SCROLL WEIGHTS, both finely modelled, one holding a sack and mallet, the other holding a fish, signed to the bases, Meiji, 1¼” high (2)

£150-300

926 A JAPANESE CLOISONNÉ VASE decorated with birds and blossoming foliage, on a deep blue ground, with a lappet band to the foot and neck, early 20th century, 12” high

£150-300

928 A TIBETAN WOOD AND COPPER INCENSE BOWL with dragon mask handles and conforming decoration to the sides, probably 19th century, 15” long, a similar figural articulated vessel, 5” high, and several other pieces

An old inscribed note sold with this lot states that the incense vessel was purchased near Kashmir in 1927 from travelling Tibetans and links the provenance to the Holy Temple in Lhassa.

Provenance: Gifted to the vendor’s family. Private collection, West Dorset.

927 A JAPANESE MIXED-METAL CIGARETTE CASE decorated with a Geisha in a roundel above prunus blossom, 4” long, in a fitted case for “K. Uyeda of Tokyo”

929 A PAIR OF INDO-PERSIAN ‘COCKEREL’ PERFUMIERS, decorated and pierced all over with foliate scrolls, the tails with portrait vignettes, standing on octagonal bases, probably 19th century, 16” and 18” high. See illustration

£100-200

Provenance: Private collection, Dorset.

£200-400

930 A TIBETAN COPPER FIGURAL TEAPOT, the cover in the form of a mythical beast head, the body decorated with foliage and characters, probably 19th century, 7¼” high 118

£100-200

Lot 929

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931 A THAI OR BURMESE BRONZE KNEELING FIGURE with hands clasped and wearing an elaborate headdress and garments, late 19th/early 20th century, 13¼” high. See illustration

Lot 931

£150-300

932 A GILT BRONZE BUDDHA FIGURE, the deity sat cross-legged within a serpent throne and plinth, late 19th/early 20th century, 12” high. See illustration

Lot 932

£150-300

933 A THAI OR BURMESE GILT BRONZE BUDDHA FIGURE seated cross-legged with earth-touching mudra, the base with an inscription, probably 17th/18th century, 9” high. See illustration

Lot 933

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£250-500

934 A SINO-TIBETAN SILVER METAL BUDDHA FIGURE, the deity sat cross-legged on a lotus base and with earthtouching mudra, 19th/20th century, 2¼” high. See illustration

Lot 934

£400-600

935 A SINO-TIBETAN SILVER-METAL AMITAYUS FIGURE seated cross-legged and with an elaborate head-dress inlaid with turquoise, 19th/20th century, 3” high. See illustration

Lot 935

£500-800

936 A SINO-TIBETAN GILT BRONZE AMITAYUS FIGURE, the deity seated cross-legged on a lotus base, wearing an elaborate head-dress and flowing gowns, 20th century, 11½” high

Lot 936

£500-1,000

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Lot 937

937 A THAI OR BURMESE BRONZE BUDDHA FIGURE seated cross-legged and with earth-touching mudra and wearing flowing gowns, possibly 17th/18th century, 15½” high. See illustration

940 A MOGHUL OCTAGONAL BRONZE SPICE BOX decorated with geometric flowerheads, 18th century, 6¼” at the widest point

Provenance: Private collection, West Dorset £400-800

941 A QAJAR BRONZE STEM BOWL, the exterior decorated with a calligraphic and figural band, late 19th/early 20th century, 7” dia.

938 A PAIR OF ISLAMIC "NIELLO" GOBLETS decorated with leaves on a ground of scrolling foliage, 4¾” high (2)

£100-200

942 AN ISLAMIC SILVER-INLAID EWER with calligraphic and geometric panels amidst foliate scrolls, probably 19th century, 7½” high. See illustration

£100-200

939 A CAMBODIAN ENGRAVED COPPER TEAPOT AND COVER decorated with birds amongst foliage in a landscape, on a brocaded ground, probably 19th century, 6½” long

£250-500

£500-1,000

943 AN INDONESIAN BRONZE SPIRIT HOUSE of sectional form and decorated with scrolling foliage, late 19th/early 20th century, 10½” high

£100-200

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£100-200

Lot 942

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Lot 944

944 A PAIR OF CLOISONNÉ HEXAGONAL SPITTOONS with geometric flowerhead decoration and enamel liners, late Qing/early Republic, 8¾” high (2). See illustration

947 A BRONZE FOLIATED FLARED VASE decorated with archaistic motifs and with attached buddhistic lion mounts, Qing, 7” high

£300-600

948 A PAIR OF BRONZE ARCHAISTIC CENSERS of rectangular form with dragon decoration and mask feet, probably Qing, 5¼” high (2)

945 A BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER of square form with loop handles, the base with a Xuande inscription, probably Qing, 6½” dia.

£150-300

£200-400

949 A BRONZE SQUAT CENSER with lion-mask handles, the body decorated with a band of precious objects above a further relief band of Buddhistic lions, the base with a six-character Xuande mark, probably 17th century, 8” across. See illustration

946 A COPPER AND RED STONE CENSER with Buddhistic lion finial and dragon decoration, probably Qing, 3¼” square

£300-600

£100-200

Provenance: Private collection, East Dorset. 124

£500-1000

Lot 949

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Lot 950

950 A BRONZE ‘LOHAN AND DEER’ FIGURE GROUP, the rider in elegant gowns and holding a scroll, the deer with elaborate tack, probably Qing, 18” high. See illustration

952 AN ARCHAISTIC BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER of ovoid form with loop handles, 4” high, and a rounded square example, 4” high (2)

£300-600

953 A BRONZE ‘ELEPHANT AND BOYS’ GROUP, the creature seated and with its’ trunk stretched upwards, the boys riding above in a galleried saddle, probably Qianlong, on a marble base, 8” high overall. See illustration

951 AN ARCHAISTIC BRONZE RECTANGULAR CENSER with Buddhistic lion finial, loop handles and geometric decoration, on straight legs, 9” high

£150-300

Provenance: Private collection, East Dorset.

£300-600

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£500-1000

Lot 953

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954 A PAIR OF CLOISONNÉ ‘IMMORTALS’ BALUSTER VASES, each decorated with the Eight Immortals with their associated animals and attributes amidst cloud bands with waves below, the neck with a lotus meander above a shoulder ruyi band, the foot with a lappet band, late Ming/Qing, 12¼” high (2)

Provenance: A Swiss private collection

The form and decoration of these exceptional vases may be compared to single vase depicting the four noble occupations of a Literatus from the collection of Pierre Uldry. Cf: "Chinese Cloisonné: The Collection of Pierre Uldry", fig 92, publ. London 1989.

£20,000-40,000

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129

Lot 955

955 A BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER of plain squat form with eared loop handles, the base with a four character seal mark, late Ming/Qing, 10” across. See illustration

956 A CLOISONNÉ TEMPLE BELL with a double-dragon finial and archaistic decoration of masks and geometric motifs, the lobed lower edge with a four character Jingtai mark, the stand carved with two facing dragons above a lower gallery with scroll sides and cabriole legs, Qing, the bell measuring 15” high, the overall size including stand 31½” high. See illustration

Provenance: Private collection, North Dorset.

£300-600

Provenance: Lady Norwood, and thence by descent. 130

£1,000-2,000

Lot 956

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957 A CLOISONNÉ DOUBLE-GOURD VASE, each section decorated with flowerheads and tendrils between lappet bands, probably Jiajing, 13½” high

For a comparable pair of double-gourd vases, dated to the late 17th century, see Brinker and Lutz ‘Chinese Cloisonne The Pierre Uldry Collection’, 1989, pl 192.

£8,000-12,000

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958 A PARCEL-GILT BRONZE CENSER, the studded mask handles flanking a gently rounded body decorated with two registers of motifs including birds and abstract foliage, on a brocaded ground, on a conforming deep foot rim, the base with a six character seal mark, Ming, 6¾” across the handles.

For a similar example see Lin 'Chines Incense Burners: The collection of Steven Hung and Lindy Chern', no.143, p.168

£10,000-20,000

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959 A RARE BRONZE FIGURAL ‘FOREIGNERS’ CENSER, the spherical body with a band of cloud scrolls and a pierced cover with a Buddhistic lion finial, flanked by two standing figures of West Asiatic appearance facing each other, the body with a six character Xuande mark, Ming, 7” long, with an associated quatrefoil carved stand

The depiction of so-called ‘foreigners’ of West Asiatic appearance in Chinese art dates back to the Tang Dynasty. This fascination was stimulated by the increased presence of foreign traders in China and was developed into a popular motif in the decorative arts.

For a related example see Beurdeley, 'The Chinese Collector through the Centuries', fig.88 p.163. A cloisonne censer in the Palace Museum Beijing is also comparable.

£20,000-30,000

134

135

Lot 960

960 A BRONZE FEMALE MASK with pierced eyes and mouth and engraved headdress decoration, probably 19th century, 6½” high See illustration

961 A FINE BRONZE CENSER, the pierced cover with dragons amongst cloud bands, the petal-form body with bird handles and a lappet band to the foot rim, the base with a six character Xuande mark, probably Qianlong, 5¼” high. See illustration

Provenance: Private collection, West Dorset

£300-600

Provenance: Private collection, West Dorset.

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£500-1000

Lot 961

137

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THIRD PARTY LIABILITY All members of the public on our premises are there at their own risk and must note the lay-out of the accommodation and security arrangements. Accordingly neither the auctioneer nor our employees or agents shall incur liability for death or personal injury (except as required by law by reason of our negligence) or similarly for the safety of the property of persons visiting prior to or at a sale.

10 COMMISSION BIDS Whilst prospective buyers are strongly advised to attend the auction and are always responsible for any decision to bid for a particular Lot and shall be assumed to have carefully inspected and satisfied themselves as to its condition we will if so instructed clearly and in writing execute bids on their behalf. Neither the auctioneer nor our employees or agents shall be responsible for any failure to do so save where such failure is unreasonable. Where two or more commission bids at the same level are recorded we reserve the right in our absolute discretion to prefer the first bid so made. 11 WARRANTY OF TITLE AND AVAILABILITY The seller warrants to the auctioneer and you that the seller is the true owner of the property consigned or is properly authorised by the true owner to consign it for sale and is able to transfer good and marketable title to the property free from any third party claims.

13 TERMS OF SALE The seller acknowledges that Lots are sold subject to the stipulations of these Conditions in their entirety and on the Terms of Consignment as notified to the consignor at the time of the entry of the Lot. 14 DESCRIPTIONS AND CONDITION (1) Whilst we seek to describe lots accurately, it may be impractical for us to carry out exhaustive due diligence on each lot. Prospective buyers are given ample opportunities to view and inspect before any sale and they (and any independent experts on their behalf) must satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of any description applied to a lot. Prospective buyers also bid on the understanding that, inevitably, representations or statements by us as to authorship, genuineness, origin, date, age, provenance, condition or estimated selling price involve matters of opinion. We undertake that any such opinion shall be honestly and reasonably held and accept liability for opinions given negligently or fraudulently. Subject to the foregoing neither we the auctioneer nor our employees or agents nor the seller accept liability for the correctness of such opinions and all conditions and warranties, whether relating to description, condition or quality of lots, express, implied or statutory, are hereby excluded. This Condition is subject to the next following Condition concerning deliberate forgeries and applies save as provided for in paragraph 6 “information to buyers”. (2) Private treaty sales made under these Conditions are deemed to be sales by auction for purposes of consumer legislation. 15 FORGERIES Notwithstanding the preceding Condition, any Lot which proves to be a deliberate forgery (as defined) may be returned to us by you within 21 days of the auction provided it is in the same condition as when bought, and is accompanied by particulars identifying it from the relevant catalogue description and a written statement of defects. If we are satisfied from the evidence presented that the Lot is a deliberate forgery we shall refund the money paid by you for the Lot including any buyer’s premium provided that (1) if the catalogue description reflected the accepted view of scholars and experts as at the date of sale or (2) you personally are not able to transfer a good and marketable title to us, you shall have no rights under this condition. The right of return provided by this Condition is additional to any right or remedy provided by law or by these Conditions of Sale. 16 GENERAL We shall have the right at our discretion, to refuse admission to our premises or attendance at our auctions by any person. (1) any right to compensation for losses liabilities and expenses incurred in respect of and as a result of any breach of these Conditions and any exclusions provided by them shall be available to the seller and/or the auctioneer as appropriate. (2). Such rights and exclusions shall extend to and be deemed to be for the benefit of employees and agents of the seller and/or the auctioneer who may themselves enforce them. (3) Any notice to any buyer, seller, bidder or viewer may be given by first class mail or Swiftmail in which case it shall be deemed to have been received by the addressee 48 hours after posting. (4) Special terms may be used in catalogue descriptions of particular classes of items in which case the descriptions must be interpreted in accordance with any glossary appearing at the commencement of the catalogue. (5) Any indulgence extended to bidders buyers or sellers by us notwithstanding the strict terms of these Conditions or of the Terms of Consignment shall affect the position at the relevant time only and in respect of that particular concession only; in all other respects these Conditions shall be construed as having full force and effect. (6) English law applies to the interpretation of these Conditions. 16 DEBIT AND CREDIT CARDS Due to problems with fraudulent debit and credit card transactions payments over the telephone cannot be made for invoices totalling more than £200 unless the Buyers are known to Duke’s. Payment can be made in person using a chip and pin number, bank transfer, cash up to £9,000, or cheque (allow six working days for clearance).

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CONDITIONS OF SALE (continued) CHEQUES The Auctioneers regret that they are unable to accept cheques in payment for purchases, except where arrangements have been made beforehand, well in advance of sale day. Intending purchasers are asked to instruct their bank to contact the Auctioneer’s bank (Natwest, 49 South Street, Dorchester) as early as possible, to confirm clearance in writing up to a stated maximum amount to ensure that a cheque will be accepted on sale day. In the absence of such information, a Banker’s Draft, a Building Society cheque or cash will be required to allow removal of goods on sale day. Purchasers may not otherwise remove goods until their cheques are cleared by the Auctioneers’ bank. Live Bidding Duke’s Auctioneers offer an online bidding service via the-saleroom.com for bidders who cannot attend the sale. In completing the bidder registration on www.the-saleroom.com and providing your credit card details (unless alternative arrangements are agreed with Duke’s Auctioneers) you: 1. authorise Duke’s Auctioneers, if they so wish, to charge the credit card given in part or full payment, including all fees, for items successfully purchased in the auction via the-saleroom.com, and 2. confirm that you are authorised to provide these credit card details to Duke’s Auctioneers through www.the-saleroom.com and agree that Duke’s Auctioneers are entitled to ship the goods to the card holder name and card holder address provided in fulfilment of the sale. P lease note that any lots purchased via the-saleroom.com live auction service will be subject to an additional 3% commission charge + VAT at the rate imposed on the hammer price. Clicking the bid button is a commitment to buy. THIRD PARTY LIABILITY Any person or his personal property at Melplash Court, Dorset, or on the auctioneers premises, before, during, or after the auction, shall be deemed to be there at their own risk and will have no claim against the auctioneers in respect of any injury sustained, or accident which may occur. IMPORTANT NOTICE TO BUYERS OF FURNITURE All items are held at the risk of the Buyer. If they are not removed within 5 working days of the sale the Auctioneers will instruct a carrier to remove them to storage. The Buyer will be responsible for paying the aforementioned carrier all charges incurred and for making arrangements in advance for the removal of items from their store after payment of their charges on production of our reciept for the items.

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Bidding Form I hereby instruct Duke’s to bid the following amounts on the lots stated, without any legal obligation on their part. I agree that these bids are subject to buyers premium and VAT as applicable, and to the conditions of sale printed in the auction catalogue. Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Bidding Form I hereby instruct Duke’s to bid the following amounts on the lots stated, without any legal obligation on their part. I agree that these bids are subject to buyers premium and VAT as applicable, and to the conditions of sale printed in the auction catalogue. Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Grove Auctions Telephone: (01305) 257544 Facsimile: (01305) 259953

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Duke’s The Scholar’s Studio. Thursday 6th December

The Scholar’s Studio 2012

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专家艺术堂 Thursday, 6th December, 2012


Duke's Auctions - 'A Scholar's Studio' 6th December 2012