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Duke’s Asian Art Thursday, May 10th at 11.00am

中國舊藏珍品拍賣 Asian Art Thursday, May 10th at 11.00am

2012

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On the instructions of vendors throughout the United Kingdom including a private collectionof Japanese Art, the property of the Laird of Invercauld, the property of Major Leslie Marsham LVO, property formerly in the collection at Crowe Hall, Bath, property formerly in the collection of the Hon. Sir Guy Russell KCB CBE DSO and his wife the Hon. Lady Russell.

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japanese bronzes

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Lot 1

3 A JAPANESE BRONZE OF A BULL ELEPHANT with ivory tusks, the underside with a seal signature, Meiji, 31cm long x 22½cm high

1 A JAPANESE BRONZE OF A LION striding across rocky ground, with seal signature, Meiji, 54cm long x 35½cm high, on a carved hardwood base.

£500-£1,000

2 A JAPANESE BRONZE OF A SNARLING TIGER striding forward, with patinated stripes, the underside with an inset seal signature, Meiji, 28½cm long x 15cm high, on a carved hardwood base

£300-£600

4 A JAPANESE BRONZE OF A PROWLING TIGER with patinated and chased markings, the underside with a signature in a trefoil-shaped panel, Meiji, on a carved hardwood base, 62cm long x 22½cm high

£200-£400

£400-£700

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Lot 5

7 A PAIR OF JAPANESE BRONZE ELEPHANTS with ivory tusks and finely chased hides, Meiji, 14cm long x 8cm high, on carved hardwood bases (2)

5 A JAPANESE BRONZE OF A LEAPING CARP with finely chased decoration, Meiji, 32½cm high

£200-£400

£200-£400

6 A JAPANESE BRONZE OF A BULL ELEPHANT with ivory tusks and a finely chased hide, signed in a seal “Genryusai Seiya”, Meiji, 66cm long x 55½cm high

8 A JAPANESE BRONZE OF A ROARING LION, the underside with an inset seal signature, Meiji, 22½cm long x 12½cm high, on a carved hardwood base

£500-£1,000

£150-£250 Lot 6

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Lot 11

9 A JAPANESE BRONZE OF A BULL ELEPHANT with ivory tusks and a finely chased hide, the underside with an inset seal signature, 19cm long x 9½cm high

11 A JAPANESE BRONZE OF A BULL ELEPHANT with a finely chased hide and ivory tusks, Meiji, 29cm long x 18cm high

£100-£200

£200-£400

10 A JAPANESE BRONZE OF A BULL ELEPHANT with trunk raised and a finely chased hide, the back with a silver mounted vesta holder and the underside with an inset seal signature, Meiji, 19cm long x 12cm high

12 A JAPANESE BRONZE OF A GOOSE with finely chased plumage and inlaid eyes, the underside with an inset seal signature, Meiji, 32cm long x 29cm high £300-£600

£100-£200 Lot 12

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Lot 14

14 A JAPANESE BRONZE JARDINIÈRE cast and chased with a procession of elephants with finely chased hides, the underside with an inset seal signature, Meiji, 41cm dia. x 23cm high

13 A JAPANESE BRONZE OF AN ELEPHANT in combat with two tigers, with finely patinated markings, the elephant with ivory tusks and finely patinated hide, the underside with an inset seal signature “Genryusai Seiya”, Meiji, 19cm long x 14½cm high

£500-£1,000

£200-£400

Lot 13

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Lot 16

16 A JAPANESE BRONZE OF A BULL ELEPHANT with trunk raised and a finely chased hide, the underside with inset seal signature, Meiji, 50cm long x 38cm high

15 A JAPANESE BRONZE OF A BULL ELEPHANT in combat with two tigers, the elephant with a finely chased hide and ivory tusks, and the tigers with well-patinated markings, the underside with an inset seal signature, Meiji, 48½cm long x 47½cm high

£300-£600

£500-£1,000

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Lot 18

19 A JAPANESE BRONZE OF A COCKEREL with finely chased plumage, Meiji, 16½cm high

17 A JAPANESE BRONZE OF A SNARLING TIGER with finely chased and patinated markings, the base with an inset seal signature, Meiji, 51cm long x 28cm high, on a carved hardwood base

£100-£200 20 A JAPANESE BRONZE OF A WATER BIRD with finely chased plumage, Meiji, 14cm high, on a rootwood base

£450-£750 18 A JAPANESE BRONZE OF A RECUMBENT TIGER with finely chased and patinated markings, the base with an inset seal signature, Meiji, 64cm long x 25cm high, on a faded hardwood base

Lot 20

£500-£1,000

Lot 19

Lot 17

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Lot 24

21 A JAPANESE BRONZE OF A COILED COBRA with inlaid eyes and finely chased skin, Meiji, 16½cm

23 A JAPANESE BRONZE JARDINIÈRE imitating a thrown pot with a crayfish on the shoulder, Meiji, 17cm dia

£100-£200

£100-£200

22 A JAPANESE BRONZE OF AN ARTICULATED CRAB with finely chased and patinated detail, Meiji, 20cm wide

24 A PAIR OF JAPANESE INLAID BRONZE PLATES decorated with butterflies and birds swooping amidst blossoming and fruiting branches, Meiji, 18½cm dia. (2)

£150-£300

£100-£200

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Lot 21

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Lot 28

27 A JAPANESE INLAID BRONZE PLAQUE decorated with crickets and a butterfly amidst blossoming foliage, inscribed on the underside “Kyoto Inoue-Sei”, Meiji, 10¾” dia

25 A FINE PAIR OF JAPANESE INLAID BRONZE BEAKERS decorated with branches of blossoming prunus on a patinated ground, the bases singed and inscribed in gilt, Meiji, 10¼cm high (2)

£150-£250

£300-£500 26 A JAPANESE BRONZE INLAID PLAQUE decorated with quail beside a stream in the shade of blossoming grasses and plants, the reverse with a signed paper label, Meiji, 30½cm dia

28 A FINE PAIR OF JAPANESE INLAID BRONZE BEAKERS in the form of a section of bamboo decorated with snails on leafy bamboo shoots, each inscribed on the base, Meiji, 10cm high x 8½cm dia

£100-£200

£300-£600

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Lot 29

31 A JAPANESE BRONZE BOTTLE VASE modelled as a clump of bamboo inhabited by birds, signed on the base, Meiji, 43cm high

29 A JAPANESE BRONZE OF A SNARLING TIGER with finely chased fur and patinated markings, the underside with an inset seal signature, Meiji, 52½cm long x 31cm high

£200-£400

£1,000-£2,000 32 A JAPANESE BRONZE OF A SQUIRREL WITH GRAPES, the animal crouching on a woven plinth with bamboo supports, Meiji, 11½cm high

30 A JAPANESE BRONZE VASE with a pear-shaped body cast and chased with blossoming orchids, the raised decoration polished and on a patinated ground, the base with an oval seal signature, Meiji, 35cm high

£150-£250

£300-£500

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Lot 30

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33 A JAPANESE INLAID BRONZE of a young boy pointing to the sky, Meiji, 8½cm high £100-£200

34 A JAPANESE BRONZE OF A MONKEY holding a fan with finely chased fur and detail, Meiji, 8½cm high and a similar monkey (2) £100-£200 Lot 34

35 A JAPANESE BRONZE VASE modelled as a vine growing around a gnarled tree stump with a snail slithering across the surface, Meiji, 19cm high £100-£200

36 A PAIR OF JAPANESE BRONZE QUAIL with well-chased and defined plumage, Meiji, 10cm long x 6½cm high (2) £150-£250 Lot 35

37 A JAPANESE BRONZE CANDLESTICK formed from four tsuba and with a silver coloured metal sconce engraved with bamboo shoots, probably Meiji, 29cm high £100-£200

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Lot 41

38 A JAPANESE BRONZE AND SILVERED METAL GROUP of two stalks on a rocky outcrop with a winged terrapin on a rocky island in the middle of a rushing stream, Meiji, 29cm wide x 24½cm high

40 A JAPANESE BRONZE OF A KOI CARP with patinated and chased detail, Meiji, 9cm and a group of a toad with young (2)

£300-£500

41 A JAPANESE BRONZE PROCESSION OF ELEPHANTS on an arched “rockwork” base, with rectangular seal signature, Meiji, 47cm wide, on a hardwood base carved with rockwork and scattered prunus blossom, 20cm high overall

£80-£150

39 A JAPANESE BRONZE INKWELL cast as a toad on a lily pad, the lid with a concealed hinge mechanism and a glass liner, Meiji, 22cm £100-£200

£300-£600

Lot 38

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Lot 42 44 A JAPANESE GILT METAL FIGURE OF A CRANE standing on one leg and with its’ head turned to the left, Meiji, 13cm high, on a circular wooden plinth £100-£200

42 A JAPANESE BRONZE OF A SAMURAI WARRIOR striding forward with a lance, Meiji, 20½cm high, on an oval wood base

43 A JAPANESE KOMAI BRONZE SQUARE BOX decorated with a bird and insect among blossoming foliage, with Mt. Fuji mark to the base, Meiji, 4½cm square

£100-£200

£100-£200

Lot 43

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Lot 52

54 A FINE JAPANESE CLOISONNÉ BOX AND COVER of rectangular form decorated with birds in flight and perched on the branch of a tree sprouting from rockwork, the silver metal rims and shaped bracket feet decorated with stylised flowers and leafy arabesques, Meiji, 16½cm x 8½cm £300-£500

52 A JAPANESE PETAL-SHAPED CLOISONNÉ DISH with a central grey/green panel decorated with birds in the shade of peonies and other flowers within a complex border incorporating a diaper band, flowers, fan-shaped panels and arabesques, Meiji, 31cm dia

50 A JAPANESE CLOISONNÉ CHARGER enamelled in polychrome with blossoming wisteria, peonies and other flowers on a black and copper metallic speckled ground enclosed by a blue border incorporating panels of diaper work and flowers, Meiji, 45½cm dia £200-£400

£150-£250

51 A JAPANESE CLOISONNÉ DISH of petal-shaped form decorated with panels of dragons, flowers, butterflies and wave scrolls enclosing a central circular panel of blossoming plants on a speckled coppermetallic ground, Meiji, 37cm dia

53 A JAPANESE CLOISONNÉ DISH decorated with a kingfisher amidst flowers on a speckled ground, the rim with a border composed of ruyi and feathery leaves, the reverse with inlaid gold scrolls on a buff ground and the centre covered in a rich turquoise enamel, Meiji, 30½cm dia

£100-£200

£100-£200

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Lot 55

57 A JAPANESE CLOISONNÉ BOX of rounded square form, the lid with a coiled dragon on a black ground, the sides with phoenix amidst cloud scrolls, the base with a stylised flower, Meiji, 6¼cm

55 A JAPANESE CLOISONNÉ RECTANGULAR PLAQUE decorated with blossoming peonies, chrysanthemums and other flowers on a turquoise ground enclosed by a formalised border, the reverse with stylised flowerheads and leafy arabesques, on a turquoise ground, with a simulated bamboo gilt metal border, Meiji, 31½cm x 20¾cm

£100-£200

56 A JAPANESE CLOISONNÉ EGG decorated with coiled snakes on a pale blue ground, Meiji, 12½cm

58 A FINE JAPANESE “PLIQUE A JOUR” VASE with an ovoid body decorated with a silvery moon shrouded in grey cloud with crashing waves below, with a silver rim and base, inscribed on the base “Hattori, Nagoya”, Meiji, 24½cm high

£100-£200

£1,000-£2,000

£200-£400

Lot 58

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Lot 61

61 A PAIR OF JAPANESE CLOISONNÉ VASES of faceted ovoid form decorated with cascading wisteria and irises on a midnight blue ground, Meiji, 12½cm high

59 A FINE JAPANESE CLOISONNÉ VASE with a shouldered body decorated with blossoming peonies on a canary yellow ground, Meiji, 24½cm high £500-£1,000

£300-£500

60 A FINE PAIR OF JAPANESE CLOISONNÉ VASES decorated with blossoming roses on a pale blue ground, the base of each with the mark of Hirosuke, Meiji, 24cm high (2)

62 A JAPANESE CLOISONNÉ VASE of shouldered ovoid form decorated with birds swooping around a blossoming branch of prunus on a midnight blue ground, the neck with a grey/green band of lotus flowers and leafy tendrils, Meiji, 9cm high

£1,000-£2,000

£150-£250 Lot 60 38

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Lot 63

63 A JAPANESE CLOISONNÉ JARDINIÈRE decorated with lappet-shaped panels of flowers alternating with dragons, on a speckled copper metallic ground, the rim and base with formalised borders of stylised flowers and tassels, Meiji, 23cm high x 23cm

65 A JAPANESE ENAMEL VASE with a flattened globular body decorated with leaves and foliage on a dimpled ground covered in a translucent “pigeons blood” red enamel, the base with the mark of “Ando Jubei”, 5½cm high

£200-£400

£100-£200

64 A PAIR OF JAPANESE CLOISONNÉ DISHES decorated with blossoming flowers on a turquoise ground, within blue wave scroll borders, Meiji, 30½cm dia. (2)

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£150-£250 Lot 74

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74 A FINE JAPANESE GOLD-LACQUER FIVE-CASE INRO decorated with opposing shibayama panels of figures and a bird amongst blossom, with a gilt bronze Ojime of a man standing on his hands, and with an ivory netsuke of a man and toad, the inro 8½cm long

Lot 75

Provenance: Private collection, West Dorset

£4,000-£6,000 75 A JAPANESE HARDWOOD OKIMONO of Ashinaga and Tenaga, with carved and inlaid decoration, the base with an inset plaque signed “Kogyoku”, Meiji, 32¼cm high £300-£600 76 A JAPANESE HARDWOOD OKIMONO of rats fighting over a basket of seeds, signed in a panel on the underside “Yumehachi” (?), Meiji, 14cm wide x 8cm high

£400-£700

77 A JAPANESE HARDWOOD TRAY carved with lilies and with an applied dragonfly, moth and toad in ivory and mother of pearl, Meiji, 34cm, and another hardwood lily-pad dish (2) £50-£100 78 A JAPANESE HARDWOOD TRAY carved with lily pads, a turtle, a toad, a stork and a bird in flight, with inlaid and articulated elements, the border carved to simulate bamboo, Meiji, 76cm x 53cm £200-£400

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79 A JAPANESE IVORY AND HARDWOOD BOX, the wooden lid with lacquer decoration of a fruiting branch, the cylindrical ivory body in the form of a section of bamboo and with shibayama star decoration of a snail, plants, a dragonfly and bamboo shoots, Meiji, 6¼cm

Lot 79

£100-£200 82 A JAPANESE IVORY OKIMONO of a snarling tiger, with inlaid eyes and finely defined fur, Meiji, 14cm long £200-£400

80 A JAPANESE IVORY OKIMONO OF AN ELEPHANT with a finely carved hide, Meiji, 10½cm, and three similar elephants (4)

Lot 80

£100-£200

81 A PAIR OF JAPANESE IVORY OKIMONO of geese with finely carved plumage and inlaid eyes, Meiji, 11½cm long (2)

Lot 81

£100-£200

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Lot 83

85 A JAPANESE HORN OKIMONO OF A CROUCHING HARE with carved fur and inlaid eyes, on a wooden plinth, 5¾cm high overall, and a pair of painted ivory toads (3)

83 A JAPANESE IVORY AND POLYCHROME OKIMONO OF A PARAKEET with a long tail and brightly coloured plumage, Meiji, 22cm

£50-£100

£200-£400

£400-£700

£300-£600 86 A JAPANESE IVORY PLAQUE of snarling tigers in a rocky landscape, now incorporated into a silver filigree dish, the oval ivory panel inscribed on the reverse, Meiji. The dish 21½cm x 18¾cm overall

84 A COLLECTION OF JAPANESE IVORY AND POLYCHROME OKIMONO OF BIRDS including geese and finches, Meiji, the largest 8cm long (11)

88 A JAPANESE IVORY AND POLYCHROME OKIMONO OF A FRUIT suspended from a leafy branch, Meiji, 11cm max, and another of an orange (2).

87 A JAPANESE IVORY AND POLYCHROME OKIMONO of a partially peeled tangerine, Meiji, 8¾cm max

Lot 88

£200-£400

£300-£600

Lot 86

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Lot 89

91 A JAPANESE IVORY AND SHIBAYAMA CARD CASE of rectangular form decorated with blossoming flowers, birds and insects, Meiji, 11½cmx 7½cm

Lot 91

£200-£400 92 A JAPANESE IVORY AND SHIBAYAMA CARD CASE of rectangular form decorated with blossoming flowers, birds and insects, Meiji, 11¼cm X 7¼cm £100-£200 93 A JAPANESE IVORY AND SHIBAYAMA CARD CASE decorated with a young boy and a young girl in a garden landscape, Meiji, 9¼cm x 5cm £100-£200

89 A JAPANESE IVORY AND POLYCHROME OKIMONO of a cricket crawling across a lettuce, Meiji, 10½cm

90 A JAPANESE IVORY OKIMONO of a partially peeled banana with stained decoration and inscribed “Takagi Hoshin (Yoshimasa)”, Meiji, 14½cm

£300-£500

£400-£700

Lot 92

94 A JAPANESE IVORY AND SHIBAYAMA DISH of lobed oval form decorated with a central jardinière charged with flowers surrounded by birds and insects including a pheasant, a butterfly and a ladybird, inscribed on an oval mother of pearl panel inset into the base, Meiji, 13½cm x 11¼cm £300-£500

Lot 90

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Lot 98

95 A JAPANESE IVORY AND SHIBAYAMA BOX AND COVER of cushion form decorated with a blossoming branch and insects, Meiji, 6½cm dia

97 A JAPANESE IVORY OKIMONO OF A STREET ENTERTAINER with inlaid and stained decoration, the base with an inset red lacquer seal signature, Meiji, 11¼cm high

£100-£200

£150-£300

96 A JAPANESE IVORY OKIMONO OF A STREET ENTERTAINER carrying the tools of his trade suspended from a length of bamboo and holding them in his hand, with inlaid and stained detail, the base with an inset red lacquer seal signature, Meiji, 14½cm high

98 A JAPANESE IVORY OKIMONO OF A MAN crouching on the ground beside a cricket cage and a mixing bowl, with stained detail, the base with an inset red lacquer seal signature, Meiji, 8¾cm high

Lot 96

£150-£300

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Lot 100

100 A JAPANESE IVORY AND SHIBAYAMA TANKARD decorated with ornamental pheasants perched on a blossoming tree, quail, birds in flight and a mass of blossoming plants, with a conforming tusk handle, and an inset glass base, the silver mounts Birmingham 1894, the ivory Meiji, 24½cm high

99 A JAPANESE IVORY AND SHIBAYAMA OKIMONO carved to imitate a bird nesting with young in the trunk of a gnarled tree, the exterior with a snake, a snail, blossoming plants and a toad on a lily pad, the carved hardwood base with four feet carved as shells, Meiji, 34½cm high £500-£1,000

Lot 99

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101 A JAPANESE IVORY BALL carved with a profusion of animals including an ox, boar, horse, monkeys, a tiger, a snake and a goat, with stained detail and some of the beasts with inlaid horn eyes, Meiji, 6cm dia

Lot 102

£1,000-£1,500 102 A JAPANESE IVORY OKIMONO of an old man with a benign expression standing resting his hands on a staff, a sampan across his back, with stained detail, Meiji, 10½cm high, on a carved hardwood stand £300-£600

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105 A CHINESE IVORY CONCENTRIC BALL carved and pierced with diaper work and scaly dragons amidst cloud scrolls, on a figural stand with a pierced cylindrical knop and a circular base carved and pierced with leafy tendrils, Qing, 38cm high

Lot 110

£1,000-£2,000

106 A CHINESE IVORY CARD CASE of shaped rectangular form carved in high relief with a dragon pursuing a pearl amidst cloud scrolls, the reverse with subsidiary panels of figures, Qing, 8½cm, and a pair of carved ivory bangles, 10¼cm dia. (3)

Lot 107

£100-£200

107 A CHINESE IVORY CARD CASE carved in relief with figures on pavilion terraces in the shade of trees, 11cm x 6¾cm £150-£300

108 A CHINESE IVORY CARD CASE of rectangular form finely carved with borders of flowers, one side with a central oval panel incorporating an entwined monogram and the reverse with a panel of flowers, Qing, 11¼cm x 7¾cm

111 A CHINESE IVORY PLAQUE carved in high relief with a procession of figures, buildings, pine trees and banana plants within a key pattern border, Qing, 18½cm wide

110 A CHINESE IVORY CASKET of rectangular form carved with landscapes incorporating figures, trees and pavilions, on mask feet, Qing, 24½cm wide

£300-£600

£400-£800

Provenance: Private collection, Sussex.

Lot 111

£200-£400

Lot 108

109 A FINE CHINESE IVORY CARD CASE carved in high relief on one side with a landscape with numerous figures, pavilions, buildings and trees, the reverse with a European figure emblematic of Plenty, on a diaper ground carved with naturalistic flowers, Qing, 11½cm x 7¾cm £300-£600

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Provenance: Private collection, Dorset.

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Lot 112

112 A CHINESE IVORY OR BONE MODEL OF A JUNK with elaborate pierced decoration and figures on deck highlighted in polychrome, the interior with printed hangings, retaining the original textile-covered stand, Qing, 22½cm high, under a glass dome with an ebonised base

117 A CHINESE TORTOISESHELL BOX AND COVER of curved rectangular form with a hinged cover, carved with figures on pavilion terraces and in the shade of trees, within borders of flowers and simulated bamboo, the sides and base with conforming decoration, the latter centred by a pagoda, Qing, 9½cm

115 A CHINESE TORTOISESHELL BOX AND COVER of circular form finely carved with figures in the shade of trees on pavilion terraces and in boats, within a border of feathery leaves, the sides and base with conforming decoration and the latter with a circular panel containing an armorial surmounted by a crest, Qing, 9½cm dia

£400-£700

£500-£1,000

118 A CHINESE IVORY CARD CASE intricately carved with elegant figures on terraces, pavilions and other figures engaged in a variety of pursuits, one side with an oval panel carved with an entwined monogram, Qing, 10¾cm x 7¼cm

116 A CHINESE TORTOISESHELL BOX of curved rectangular form, the hinged lid carved with buildings behind a fence within a border of leafy tendrils with flowerheads at intervals, the base and sides carved with figures on an elegant terrace, pavilions and trees, Qing, 9¾cm

£500-£1,000 113 A FINE CHINESE TORTOISESHELL BOX AND COVER of circular form carved with figures in boats and beside a pavilion within a border of flowers and feathery leaves, the underside with a central panel containing a monogram and script, Qing, 10cm dia

£400-£700

£400-£700 Lot 113

£500-£1,000 114 A CHINESE TORTOISESHELL BOX AND COVER of circular form carved in relief with figures on a jetty in a boat and in the shade of trees on terraces, the sides and base with conforming decoration, Qing, 9¼cm dia

£500-£1,000

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A M A SSIVE PAIR OF IVORY TUSKS, QING

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£2,000-£4,000

A FINE CHINESE TORTOISESHELL BOX AND COVER of circular form intricately carved in high relief with figures on horseback and engaged in a variety of pursuits, pavilions, bridges, figures in boats and trees, the border with fruiting branches with feathery leaves and an outer band of simulated bamboo, the sides and underside with conforming decoration, Qing, 12¾cm dia

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**120 ● AN IMPORTANT PAIR OF CHINESE IVORY TUSK CARVINGS of exceptional size, intricately carved and pierced with literati, deities, birds, dragons, animals and figures engaged in a variety of pursuits, one with an apocryphal Qianlong six character mark in a rectangular panel enclosed by a key pattern border cloud scrolls and ruyi, Qing, 188cm long (from tip to tip excluding the curve) and 192cm, each on a hardwood stand carved and pierced with feathery leaves and scroll work (2)

Provenance: A Swiss private collection.

These magnificent tusks appear to the be the largest recorded examples ever to appear at auction. A smaller pair were offered at Christie’s New York on 15th September 2009 as lot 245 and sold for $242,500. They measured 53” on their wooden stand

Estimate on request

121-123 Spare Lots

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Lot 125

Lot 124

126 A PAIR OF CHINESE “CINNABAR” LACQUER BOXES and covers of circular form carved with blossoming prunus and pine, on a complex diaper ground, the borders to the top and base with geometric banding, probably Qianlong, 7½cm (2)

125 A CHINESE “CINNABAR” LACQUER CUSHION BOX AND COVER, the lid carved with a sage and figures in the shade of a tree sprouting from rockwork on a complex diaper ground and enclosed by key pattern diaper bands, the base also with diaper and key pattern borders, probably Qianlong, 15½cm dia.

£200-£400

Provenance: Acquired from Spink and Son in the 1960’s or 1970's and one box retaining a circular label.

£500-£1,000

124 A CHINESE CARVED WOOD BELT BUCKLE in the form of a dragon, the front of the body carved and pierced with a further curled dragon amongst foliage, Qing, 17cm long £400-£800 Lot 126

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Lot 128

127 A CHINESE SOAPSTONE LIBATION CUP in brightly coloured burnt orange and celadon stone with pink inclusions and striations, the body carved with flowers sprouting from the branchwork base and handle, Qing, 12½cm wide x 8cm high

Lot 129

£100-£200

128 A CHINESE PALE CELADON GOURD VASE with a separate lid, Qing, 14½cm high £800-£1,500

129 A CHINESE CELADON JADE BUDDHISTIC LION with brown and caramel inclusions, probably Ming or later, 4½cm £300-£500

130 A CHINESE CELADON JADE of a buddhistic lion, the beast with its’ head turned across its’ back and the stone with brown and russet inclusions, probably Ming or later, 6¾cm

Lot 130

£800-£1,500

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Lot 132

132 A CHINESE “NEPHRITE” RYTHON carved with wave scrolls, a phoenix and a lizard handle, extensively inscribed and with a seal mark, the stone of lustrous dark green hue and bearing an old collector’s label inscribed with a number “52”, probably Qing, 17½cm

131 A CHINESE WHITE JADE GROUP of a boy climbing across the back of a buffalo, 5½cm

£300-£500

£500-£1,000

Provenance: Private Collection, Dorset. Lot 133 68

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Lot 133 detail

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● A FINE CHINESE WHITE JADE CENSER, the slightly domed lid carved with four buddhistic lion masks above a key pattern band, the base with upright phoenix handles and a key pattern rim, on three shaped supports emanating from buddhistic lion masks, the stone of lustrous pale tone, 18½cm wide x 11½cm high

Provenance: Private collection, Sussex

Estimate on request

Lot 135

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Lot 134

Lot 136

138 A CHINESE JADE CUP of archaistic form, the shallow circular body with “dimpled” decoration and a simple loop handle with a flying scroll, on a circular foot, the grey stone with some darker inclusions and a soft polish, Ming or later, 6½cm

136 A CHINESE WHITE JADE OF A PARROT with young, the birds perched in curling branches, with well defined plumage, the stone of an even pale tone with a lustrous polish. 7cm £400-£700

£100-£200

137 A CHINESE PALE CELADON JADE BANGLE of plain form, 8¾cm dia. and another bangle (2)

139 A CHINESE “WHITE” JADE SNUFF BOTTLE with a flattened ovoid body and a stopper in slightly darker tone, probably Qing, 5½cm

£100-£200

£300-£500

Lot 139

134 A CHINESE PALE CELADON JADE “PAGODA” CENSER with carved and pierced decoration, within key pattern borders, the flattened circular base with mask handles with ring drops and three feet carved with further masks, the stone of lustrous even colour with some brown and russet inclusions, 44½cm high

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● A CHINESE WHITE JADE CARVING OF A LOHAN seated on rockwork holding a whisk, the rocky base carved with lily pads, the stone of pale even tone with very slight cream and mottled inclusions incorporated into the carving of the rock, 27cm high

£2,000-£4,000

Estimate on request

Provenance: Private collection, Sussex.

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● A FINE CHINESE WHITE JADE PHOENIX carved using the natural form of the pebble with a recumbent bird holding a spray of flowering peonies, the plumage and tail feathers with finely carved detail, the stone of pale even tone with a soft polish, early Qing, 13½cm long x 6½cm high

Provenance: Formerly in the collection at Crowe Hall, Bath, North Somerset.

A comparable jade phoenix is illustrated in Forsyth & McElney “Jades from China”, page 374, illus. 306. This example is described as “an effective demonstration of the skill and taste of the scholar literati of the late Ming Qing transitional period”

Estimate on request Lot 140

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143 A SINO-TIBETAN GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA SEATED on a lotus leaf base, probably 17th/18th century, 13½cm high

Lot 143

£2,000-£3,000

144 A SINO-TIBETAN GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF BODHISATTVA with hardstone inlay and finely chased decoration, the figure seated on a lotus leaf base, probably 17th/18th century, 17cm high

Lot 144

£2,500-£3,500

Lot 141

142 A SINO-TIBETAN GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF A BODHISATTVA seated with legs crossed on an oval lotus leaf base, 10cm high, and a similar figure (2)

141 A CHINESE BRONZE CENSER chased with peacock flowers sprouting from rockwork and masks, on three feet headed by horned masks, the base with a seal mark, Qing, 36cm dia. max, on a carved hardwood stand, 50½cm high overall (2)

£500-£1,000

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£1,500-£2,500

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145 A CHINESE CLOISONNÉ CENSER of lobed form, the body decorated with stylised flowers and leafy tendrils on a turquoise ground, the shaped rim with two upright loop handles and the whole supported on four gilded feet, the base with a seal mark in a rectangle, 15cm wide x 9½cm high £300-£500

Lot 145

146 A CHINESE BRONZE CENSER for the Islamic market, the flattened circular body with panels of script and upright “rope-work” loop handles, on three tapering legs and the underside with a six character Xuande mark in a rectangle, 12cm dia. x 8cm high

£100-£200

Lot 148

149 A CHINESE BRONZE VASE of unusual form with a disc-shaped body and a cylindrical neck flanked by circular loop handles incorporating mythical beasts, the body decorated with script and bands of protruding bosses, possibly 17th century for the Islamic market, 23cm high

148 A CHINESE BRONZE CENSER with a flattened globular body and simple loop handles with a flying scroll, on three feet, the base with a rectangular seal mark, 19cm dia. across the handles, on a circular stand with three panel feet £800-£1,500

£200-£400

Lot 146

147 A CHINESE POLISHED BRONZE CENSER AND STAND of circular form, the rim with integral loop handles, on three peg feet, the base with a six character Xuande mark in a rectangular panel, 11cm dia., on a stand with a gadrooned edge and three feet, 10¼cm high overall (2)

£300-£500

Lot 147

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Lot 150

150 A CHINESE BRONZE VESSEL AND COVER of rectangular form decorated with bands of geometric dragon scrolls within interlocking scroll borders, the base and cover with simple loop handles cast with masks, the metal with some malachite and other encrustation, the interior of the base and the lid with an inscription, probably Zhou, 30½cm wide x 17½cm high £5,000-£10,000 151 A CHINESE BRONZE TRIPOD VESSEL (JUE), the domed and pierced cover with a buddhistic lion finial and the globular body with upright key-pattern handles, on three moulded legs with key pattern terminals, with some malachite encrustation, 17¼cm high

£300-£500

Lot 151

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● A CHINESE BRONZE VESSEL (Gui) of shallow form with an everted rim decorated with a geometric band composed of conjoined hexagons with bold scroll handles issuing from the masks of buddhistic lions, on a circular foot, the underside with an inscription recording that the bowl was a special commission and “Made in the Xinwei year of Chongzheng Reign (corresponding to 1631) in the Ming dynasty on an auspicious day in the summer”, 40½cm dia. x 14cm high

Provenance: Noel Reiner, who worked in shipping in the Orient during the early part of the 20th century and almost certainly acquired the vessel during this period.

Thence by descent to the Honourable Sir Guy Russell, KCB, CBE, DSO and his wife the Honourable Lady Russell, who bequeathed it to the vendors

£10,000-£20,000

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Lot 155

Lot 153

153 A SILVER BOWL chased and repoussé with a scaly dragon, with a circular footrim, marked “WH90” and with Chinese script, the interior gilt, 12½cm dia

156 A SILVER BOWL decorated with birds perched in the branches of blossoming prunus, the associated footrim chased with leafy scrolls and opposing “C”-scrolls on a simulated sharkskin ground, 15¼cm dia., on a carved hardwood stand

155 A SILVER BOWL of lobed circular form, the exterior decorated with chrysanthemums and other blossom on a chased ground, the centre of some of the flowers gilt, the base with various marks, 20½cm dia., on a hardwood stand £500-£1,000

£300-£500

£300-£500 154 A SILVER VASE with an ovoid body decorated with a blossoming tree sprouting from rockwork on a dimpled ground, with a flared neck and a shaped foot chased with leafy tendrils, the base with an old paper label and an impressed mark in a rectangle, 21¼cm high £300-£600

Lot 156

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Lot 160

Lot 161

161 A CHINESE CELADON VASE with a pear-shaped body and a cylindrical neck with double loop handles, the circular footrim burnt orange, Ming, 26cm high

160 A CHINESE PORCELAIN VASE of hexagonal form covered in a blue “crackle” glaze, the sides with elephants mask handles, the base with various old labels including one for Hancock, 37 Bury Street, St. James’s, London SW1, probably Yongzheng, 25½cm high

£300-£600

£1,500-£3,000

Provenance: Probably acquired from Hancock, 37 Bury Street, St. James’s, London SW1, in the 1960’s.

Private collection, West Dorset.

Provenance: Private Collection, Sussex.

Lot 162

163 A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE VASE of baluster form decorated with elegant figures in an interior, with a garden beyond, the neck with precious objects, Kangxi, 34½cm high

162 A PAIR OF CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE VASES of faceted baluster form decorated with panels of landscapes, flowers and precious objects within diaper and geometric borders, Kangxi, 27cm high (reduced)

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Lot 163

£800-£1,200

£3,000-£4,000

Provenance: Private Collection, Sussex.

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Provenance: Formerly and English Private Collection.

Lot 166

Lot 164

Lot 165

167 A CHINESE GREEN CELADON CENSER, the exterior carved with peonies and leafy branches, on three shaped feet, the interior and parts of the base burnt orange in the firing, Ming, 29cm dia. x 14½cm high

166 A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE CHARGER decorated with panels of flowers and plants sprouting from rockwork, the rim with prunus blossom, the base with a six character Kangxi mark enclosed by a double circle, 37cm dia

£200-£400

Lot 167 165 A CHINESE FAMILLE VERTE VASE with a baluster body enamelled in polychrome with shaped panels of warriors and figures in landscapes on a powder blue ground, the base with an old collectors label, 45½cm high

164 A CHINESE "FAMILLE NOIR" VASE with a reticulated body enamelled in polychrome with figures riding on the back of mythical beasts and horses surrounded by cloud scrolls and enclosed by zig-zag pattern diaper borders, the inset base with an impressed Kangxi seal mark, 34cm high £500-£1,000

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Provenance: The collection of Miss Mary Beatrice Bolding (1868-1956) of Malvern, Worcestershire by whom bequeathed to her solicitor and friend Albert Dawson Manley (1886-1980) and thence by descent to the vendor.

£4,000-£6,000

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£1,500-£2,500

168 A PAIR OF CHINESE FAMILLE VERTE SQUARE DISHES enamelled in polychrome with phoenix perched on rockwork amidst blossoming foliage within zig-zag and stylised leaf borders, the underside of the rim with sprays of blossom and the base with a four character dedicatory mark in black enclosed by a double square, one with an old collectors label, probably Kangxi, 13¼cm (2)

169 A CHINESE “QINGBAI” BOWL, the finely potted lobed body in the form of a flowerhead carved in the centre with blossom, Song, 13¼cm dia £1,000-£2,000 Provenance: Private Collection, Wiltshire.

£1,000-£2,000

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170 A FINE CHINESE PORCELAIN GOBLET AND COVER decorated in gilt on an orange ground with lotus leafy tendrils and arabesques enclosed by formalised lappet and key pattern borders, the lid and base with contemporary European ormolu mounts, probably Qianlong, 14¼cm high £500-£1,000 Provenance: Private Collection, Dorset. 94

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● A CHINESE DOUCAI VASE with archaistic decoration of dragons within formalised key pattern and lappet borders, the neck with upright stiff leaves and a band of ruyi, the base with a Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and an old collectors label, 29½cm high

£5,000-£10,000 Provenance: Private Collction, Dorset.

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● A CHINESE WHITE GLAZED VASE with moulded decoration of waterbirds amidst bulrushes and lily pads, the flared neck moulded with swooping birds and with “S”-scroll mark handles, the base with an impressed Qianlong seal mark enclosed by a double square, 31cm high

£5,000-£10,000 Provenance: Private Collection, West Dorset.

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● A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE MOONFLASK decorated with bold lotus sprays with areas of heaped and piled decoration, the sides with blossoming branches and the swollen neck with sprays of flowers beneath a band of ruyi and with moulded loop handles, probably Yongzheng/early Qianlong, imitating a Yongle prototype, 26cm high, on a hardwood stand

Provenance: The collection of Miss Mary Beatrice Bolding (1868-1956) of Malvern, Worcestershire by whom bequeathed to her solicitor and friend Albert Dawson Manley (1886-1980) and thence by descent to the vendor

£2,000-£4,000

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Lot 174

£100-£200

Provenance: Private Collection, West Dorset.

175 A PAIR OF CHINESE BOWLS enamelled in iron red and polychrome with dragons contesting flaming pearls amidst cloud scrolls above a band of crashing waves, the rim with a key pattern border, the base of each with a six character Guangxu mark in iron red, 17cm dia. (2)

174 A PAIR OF CHINESE BOWLS enamelled in polychrome and gilt with scattered blossom on a cracked ice ground, the interior of each with a chrysanthemum head and the base with an iron red seal mark enclosed by a double square, 14cm dia. (2)

176 A CHINESE “MILLE FLEUR” VASE with an ovoid body enamelled in polychrome with a mass of brightly coloured blooms, on a gilt ground, the base with a blue enamel Qianlong seal mark, 7½cm

£300-£600

£1,000-£2,000

Provenance: Private Collection, West Dorset

Provenance: Private Collection, Wiltshire

Lot 175

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Lot 178

178 A CHINESE “BLANC DE CHINE” VASE of waisted form, the rounded shoulders with moulded buddhistic lion masks, one retaining the original oval drop, 17th/18th century, 12½” high

Provenance: Private collection, Dorset

£500-£1,000 179 A FINE CHINESE PORCELAIN CUSHION BOX AND COVER, the lid enamelled with a lakeland landscape with a figure crossing a bridge enclosed by a “millefleur” border strewn with flowers and blossom on a gilt ground, the base with conforming decoration and a lower blue enamel key-pattern band, the base with an iron-red Qianlong seal mark, 7½” dia

Provenance: Private collection, Dorset, probably acquired prior to 1970.

£600-£1,200 177 A CHINESE “PHOENIX” BOWL enamelled in polychrome with colourful dragons interspersed with flowers and leafy tendrils, the base with a Daoguang seal mark in underglaze blue, 6¾” dia.

Provenance: The Wood family at Dunholme Manor. Bournemouth, Dorset and thence by descent

£1,000-£2,000

Lot 179

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181 A PAIR OF CHINESE FAMILLE VERTE FLARED CUPS finely enamelled with plants sprouting from rockwork and butterflies, the base of each with a six character Yongzheng mark in underglazed blue enclosed by a double circle, 8¼cm high x 8¼cm dia. (2)

Provenance: The Laird of Invercauld

£1000-£2,000

180 A SET OF FOUR CHINESE YELLOWGROUND BOWLS AND COVERS enamelled in polychrome with phoenix perched on rockwork amidst blossoming plants and butterflies, Qing, 12¼cm dia. (4 with lid's)

Provenance: A deceased's Estate, Dorset.

£500-£1,000

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183 A CHINESE VASE, the ovoid body with circular panels enamelled in polychrome with birds perched on blossoming branches on a lavender graviata ground strewn with blossom and plants, the base with an iron red dedicatory seal mark “Hall where benevolence resides”, 21cm high £1,000-£2,000

Provenance: Purchased by Dr. HL Moxom in Peking in 1905.

Acquired by Florence Strenger in 1955 and thence by descent.

182 A CHINESE VASE of tapering rectangular form covered in an even yellow glaze with a narrow band of russet flecking around the foot rim, the base with a four character Yongzheng mark enclosed by a double square in brown, 14½cm high

Provenance: Private Collection, Dorset

184 A CHINESE DISH enamelled in polychrome with three shaped landscape panels, on a lavender graviata ground strewn with blossom, the reverse with three sprays of flowers and an iron red Qianlong seal mark enclosed by a square, 24¾cm dia £300-£600

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Porcelain from the laird of invercauld

185 A CHINESE YELLOW-GROUND BOWL enamelled in iron red with four circular panels of script, on a yellow ground over-painted in polychrome with formalised flowerheads and scrolls, the interior decorated in iron red with bats surrounding a shou symbol, the base with an iron red Jiaqing seal mark, 12¾cm dia £300-£600 Provenance: Private Collection, Dorset

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● A CHINESE “CLAIR DE LUNE” MOONFLASK covered in a slightly mottled lavender glaze with overall crazing, the swollen neck with finely modelled elephants mask handles, the trunks with ruyi terminals, the base with an impressed Qianlong seal mark, 25cm high (2)

Provenance: The Laird of Invercauld,

£5,000-£10,000

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187 A PAIR OF CHINESE “CLAIR DE LUNE” VASES of shouldered ovoid form "carved" with lotus, ruyi, swooping bats and foliage within formalised borders, the shoulder of each modelled with four recumbent mystical beasts, the bases with incised Qianlong seal marks, 22cm high (2)

Provenance: The Laird of Invercauld

£5,000-£10,000

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Lot 190

188 A CHINESE BOWL finely enamelled in polychrome with prunus and other flowers sprouting from rockwork, with three sheep and a poem, the base with a Daoguang seal mark in underglaze blue, 13½cm £500-£1,000 189 A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE VASE of waisted form decorated with a young bird perched amidst grasses, the base with a seal mark in underglaze blue, 15¼cm high £500-£1,000

Lot 190 base

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Lot 188

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191 A CHINESE WHITE PORCELAIN “BEEHIVE” VASE covered in a white glaze and with incised decoration of feathery leaves and flowers, Kangxi or later, 9½cm dia

● A CHINESE “CLAIR DE LUNE” WATER POT of squat beehive form with low neck, the exterior lightly incised with three dragon roundels under an even “clair de lune” glaze, the base with a six character underglaze blue Kangxi mark enclosed by a double circle, 3¼” dia.

Estimate on request

Provenance: Private Collection, West Dorset, probably acquired prior to 1970.

£200-£400

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Provenance: Formerly in a private collection.

192 A CHINESE GREEN CELADON WINE POT AND COVER with a lobed ovoid body, a shaped spout and a scroll handle with a flying scroll, the circular lid with an applied flower, 16cm high £300-£500

195 A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE STEM CUP decorated with lotus flowers and leafy tendrils, the trumpet-shaped foot with tassels suspended from ruyi, the underside of the foot with a Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue, with an old collectors label, 7½cm dia

£100-£200

Lot 192 Lot 195 193 A CHINESE GREEN CELADON PLATE with a barbed rim, the centre “carved” with a central flower surrounded by leaves and flowering tendrils,, 27½cm dia. £300-£500

196 A CHINESE YELLOW-GROUND CUP enamelled in polychrome with flowers and leafage on a bright lemon yellow ground, the interior with five bats in iron red, the base with a Qianlong six character mark in iron red, 6cm dia £100-£200

Lot 193

Lot 196

194 A CHINESE “QINGBAI” CENSER of circular form with upturned handles and three shaped supports, 11½cm dia.

Provenance: Private collection, Wiltshire

£200-£400

197 A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE DISH decorated with a scaly dragon chasing a flaming pearl and the exterior with a dragon and cloud scrolls, the base with a six character Yongzheng mark enclosed by a double circle, 20cm dia £100-£200

Lot 194

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198 A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE VASE of faceted baluster form decorated with dignitaries on horseback with attendants, within formalised and stiff leaf borders, the base unglazed, probably Transitional, 31cm high

Provenance: Private collection, Wiltshire

£1,500-£2,500

Lot 199

199 A CHINESE FAMILLE NOIR/VERTE VASE decorated with panels of figures, deer and buildings on a black ground strewn with green foliage, the base with a double circle in underglaze blue, 45cm high

Provenance: Private collection, Wiltshire

£500-£1,000 120

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A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE VASE with heaped and piled decoration of scrolling lotus flowers, leafy arabesques and lappets, the domed cover with a gourd finial and reticulated decoration, with underglaze red highlights, the flared spool-shaped foot with formalised leafy tendrils and a band of crashing waves below, converted to a lamp and with consequent fittings and the top and base now glued, probably Yongle or later, 39žcm high including the carved and pierced wood base

Provenance: A gift to the vendor

Estimate on request

The form of this exceptional vase is derived from an Islamic metal prototype and it relates to a rarefied group of Yongle and early Ming porcelains represented in major museums.

We are grateful to Anthony du Boulay for his assistance in cataloguing this lot.

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202 A CHINESE BOWL enamelled in polychrome with four circular panels of flowers growing across trellis-work, the interior with a conforming central panel, the base with a six character Xianfeng mark in iron red, 15¼cm dia.

201 A CHINESE “QINGBAI” PILLOW decorated with flowers and diaper panels, the top and base with an impressed rectangular seal mark, Song or later, 17¾cm high x 12cm wide £200-£400

Provenance: Private Collection, Wiltshire

£2,000-£3,000

Lot 203

203 A FINE “PEKING” GLASS BRUSH WASHER with an amber tinted body enamelled in polychrome with birds seated on blossoming plants sprouting from rockwork, the base enamelled with a four character Qianlong mark, 2” dia.

Provenance: Private collection, Poole, Dorset

£6,000-£10,000

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● A MASSIVE CHINESE “TILEWORKS” FIGURE of a dignitary sitting on a rectangular plinth and covered in green and straw-coloured glazes, the face and hands largely unglazed, one side inscribed and dated “1481”, Ming, 66cm high x 43cm wide

£7,000-£10,000 126

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● A FINE CHINESE LEMONYELLOW GLAZED BOWL, the delicately potted body with an everted rim and a circular foot, the base with a six character Yongzheng mark in underglaze blue enclosed by a double circle, 15¼cm dia. x 7¼cm high

Provenance: The collection of Major Leslie Marsham LVO. The bowl bears his collection label with the no. “29” and another label with the no. “184”.

Exhibited: The Oriental Ceramic Society - “The World in Monochrome”, 15th April - 20th June 2009, illustrated in the catalogue as no. 189.

Estimate on request

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206 SEAH KIM JOO (B. 1939) Study of a mother and child, signed lower right, batik painting, 58cm x 44cm.

Provenance: The collection of S.R. Parker, Esq., President of the Southeast Asian Ceramic Society (1978-1980)

£200-£400

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207 JAPANESE ARTIST, 20TH CENTURY Birds among flowers beside a pond, inscription and seal mark upper right, watercolour and bodycolour and silk, 102cm x 42½cm

Provenance: Private collection, West Dorset

£200-£400

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210 A PAIR OF CHINESE “YOKE”-BACK CHAIRS with curved rectangular splats and outswept arms over panelled seats, on turned legs joined by shaped stretchers, Qing, 64cm wide (2) £6,000-£8,000

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211 A FINE PAIR OF CHINESE HARDWOOD DRUM STOOLS, each with five pierced panels and a band of bosses beneath the dished top, Qing, 36cm dia. x 51½cm high

£4,000-£6,000

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212 A SET OF SIX CHINESE HARDWOOD CHAIRS with inset "dream-stone" marble panels to the back and seats, the frames carved with masks, birds, cloud scrolls and scrolls, the arms carved with panels to simulate drapery, on cabriole legs with ruyi-carved feet, Qing, 68cm wide

£4,000-£6,000

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Paintings, Drawings and Prints

Duke’s AUCTIONEERS SINCE 1823

CONDITIONS OF SALE Duke’s carries on business with bidders, buyers and all those present in the auction room prior to or in connection with a sale on the following General Conditions and on such other terms, conditions and notices as may be referred to herein. 1 DEFINITIONS In these Conditions: (a) “auctioneer” means the firm of Duke’s or its authorised auctioneer, as appropriate; (b) “deliberate forgery” means an imitation made with the intention of deceiving as to authorship, origin, date, age, period, culture or source but which is unequivocally described in the catalogue as being the work of a particular creator and which at the date of the sale had a value materially less than it would have had if it had been in accordance with the description; (c) “hammer price” means the level of bidding reached (at or above any reserve) when the auctioneer brings down the hammer; (d) “terms of consignment” means the stipulated terms and rates of commission on which Duke’s accepts instructions from sellers or their agents; (e) “total amount due” means the hammer price in respect of the lot sold together with any premium, Value Added Tax chargeable and any additional charges payable by a defaulting buyer under these Conditions; (f) “sale proceeds” means the net amount due to the seller, being the hammer price of the lot sold less commission at the stated rate, Value Added Tax chargeable and any other amounts due to us by the seller in whatever capacity and however arising; (g) “You”, “Your”, etc. refer to the buyer as identified in Condition 2. (h) The singular includes the plural and vice versa as appropriate. 2 BIDDING PROCEDURES AND THE BUYER (a) Bidders are required to register their particulars before bidding and to satisfy any security arrangements before entering the auction room to view or bid; (b) the maker of the highest bid accepted by the auctioneer conducting the sale shall be the buyer at the hammer price and any dispute about a bid shall be settled at the auctioneer’s absolute discretion by reoffering the Lot during the course of the auction or otherwise. The auctioneer shall act reasonably in exercising this discretion. (c) Bidders shall be deemed to act as principals. (d) Once made, no bid may be withdrawn. (e) Our right to bid on behalf of the seller is expressly reserved up to the amount of any reserve and the right to refuse any bid is also reserved. 3 INCREMENTS Bidding increments shall be at the auctioneer’s sole discretion. 4

THE PURCHASE PRICE The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 19.5% plus VAT on the premium at the rate imposed by law.

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VALUE ADDED TAX Value Added Tax on the hammer price is imposed by law on all items affixed with an asterisk or double asterisk. Value Added Tax is charged at the appropriate rate prevailing by law at the date of sale and is payable by buyers of relevant Lots. *VAT payable at 5.00% on the hammer price and 20% on the buyers premium. ** VAT treatment of the lost is determined by the registered address of the purchaser: • Purchaser from within the European Union (EU) VAT is acounted for by Duke's under the Auctioneers' Margin Scheme. No VAT is charged on the hammer price: VAT is charged at 20% on the Buyer's Premium on a VAT inclusive basis. This VAT is not shown separately on the invoice. • Purchasers from outside the European Union (EU) VAT is charged at 20% on both the Hammer andPremium (subject to the usual UK VAT rules)

6 PAYMENT (1) Immediately a Lot is sold you will: (a) give to us, if requested, proof of identity, and (b) pay to us the total amount due in cash or in such other way as is agreed by us. (2) Any payments by you to us may be applied by us towards any sums owing from you to us on any account whatever without regard to any directions of you or your agent, whether express or implied.

The use of onverted comas around the name of an artist, or date, in connetion with a signature, or inscription (ie. signed “Nicholas Chevalier”) indicates that the signature, or inscription, may have been added by another hand.

SPECIAL NOTICE Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.

7 TITLE AND COLLECTION OF PURCHASES (1) The ownership of any Lots purchased shall not pass to you until you have made payment in full to us of the total amount due. (2) You shall at your own risk and expense take away any lots that you have purchased and paid for not later than 3 working days following the day of the auction or upon the clearance of any cheque used for payment after which you shall be responsible for any removal, storage and insurance charges. (3) No purchase can be claimed or removed until it has been paid for. 8 REMEDIES FOR NON-PAYMENT OR FAILURE TO COLLECT PURCHASES (1) If any Lot is not paid for in full and taken away in accordance with these Conditions or if there is any other breach of these Conditions, we, as agent for the seller and on our own behalf, shall at our absolute discretion and without prejudice to any other rights we may have, be entitled to exercise one or more of the following rights and remedies: (a) to proceed against you for damages for breach of contract; (b) to rescind the sale of that Lot and/or any other Lots sold by us to you; (c) to resell the Lot (by auction or private treaty) in which case you shall be responsible for any resulting deficiency in the total amount due (after crediting any part payment and adding any resale costs). Any surplus so arising shall belong to the seller; (d) to remove, store and insure the Lot at your expense and, in the case of storage, either at our premises or elsewhere; (e) to charge interest at a rate not exceeding 1.5% per month on the total amount due to the extent it remains unpaid for more than 3 working days after the sale; (f) to retain that or any other Lot sold to you until you pay the total amount due; (g) to reject or ignore bids from you or your agent at future auctions or to impose conditions before any such bids shall be accepted;

(h) to apply any proceeds of sale of other Lots due or in future becoming due to you towards the settlement of the total amount due and to exercise a lien (that is a right to retain possession of) any of your property in our possession for any purpose until the debt due is satisfied. (2) We shall, as agent for the seller and on our own behalf pursue these rights and remedies only so far as is reasonable to make appropriate recovery in respect of breach of these conditions 9

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. 12 AGENCY The auctioneer normally acts as agent only and disclaims any responsibility for default by sellers or buyers. 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.

Duke’s

Duke’s

AUCTIONEERS SINCE 1823

AUCTIONEERS SINCE 1823

Bidding Form

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.

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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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.

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

The Fine Art Salerooms Telephone: (01305) 265080 Facsimile: (01305) 260101

Duke’s AUCTIONEERS SINCE 1823

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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The Fine Art Salerooms Telephone: (01305) 265080 Facsimile: (01305) 260101 140

Duke’s Asian Art Thursday, May 10th at 11.00am

中國舊藏珍品拍賣 Asian Art Thursday, May 10th at 11.00am

2012

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Duke's Asian Art Auction 2012