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Duke’s Thursday, 22nd May. Asian Art.

Asian Art 亚洲艺术品 2014

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Thursday, 22nd May


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IMPORTANT MINIATURES AUCTION: 12th June 2014

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JOHN SMART(1742– 1811) A portrait miniature of Miss. Annie Chambers, Signed with initials J.S and dated 1807, On ivory, 8.7cm x 6.9cm, oval Provenance: The sitter and thence by decent. Estimate: £8,000-12,000 Miss Annie Chambers (1788-1858) was the youngest child of Sir Robert Chambers (1737-1803), Chief Justice of Bengal, and his wife Francis Wilton (1759-1839), daughter of the sculptor and founding member of the Royal Academy, Joseph Wilton.

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Thursday, 22nd May 2014, 10.30am Lots 1 – 44

Chinese Snuff Bottles

Lots 45 – 109A

Chinese Ceramics

Lots 110 – 149

Chinese Bronze and Metalwork

Lots 150 – 189

Chinese Jade, Stone Carving and Works of Art

Lots 190 – 222

Chinese Ivory, Wood, Lacquer and Works of Art

Lots 225 – 243

Chinese Furniture

Lots 245 – 254

Chinese and Japanese Paintings

Lots 255 – 288

Japanese Netsuke

Lots 290 – 311

Japanese Okimono, Shibayama, Lacquer and Metalwork

Lots 312 – 344

Okimono and Shibayama (From two important private collections)

Photography: Jonathan Gooding

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THURSDAY, 22 nd M AY 10.30A M

CHINESE SNUFF BOT TLES Principally a sing le - ow ner collection

Lot 29 9


1 A CELADON JADE SNUFF BOTTLE, the base carved with a lotus leaf, the stone with some brown markings, Qing, 3" long £200-400

2 A CELADON JADE "FINGER CITRUS" SNUFF BOTTLE of naturalistic form, late Qing/Republic, 2" long £200-400

3 A GREEN JADE PEBBLE SNUFF BOTTLE of compressed form, Qing, 2¾" long £200-400

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4 A MACARONI AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE of rounded rectangular form, Qing, 2½" high £500-1,000

5 A MOSS AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE of rectangular form with a pronounced neck, Qing, 2¼" high £500-1,000

6 A CHALCEDONY SNUFF BOTTLE of rounded rectangular form, the stone carved on one side with two monkeys below a swirling band, Qing, 2¼" high £400-600

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7 AN AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE of rounded form, carved in shallow relief with foliage and rocks, Qing, 2¼" high £300-600

8 A CHALCEDONY DOUBLE-GOURD SNUFF BOTTLE, the stone of a rich caramel tone, 2¼" high £400-600

9 A GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE IMITATING PUDDING STONE, of rounded form, the body tapering slightly towards the base, Qing, 2¼" high, with a fine dragon-carved coral stopper £200-400

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10 A CELADON JADE SNUFF BOTTLE of compressed form and tapering towards the base, late Qing/Republic, 2" high £800-1,200

11 A CELADON JADE SNUFF BOTTLE of compressed tapering form, the shoulders carved with dragon scrolls, late Qing/Republic, 2¼" high £200-400

12 A CELADON JADE PEBBLE SNUFF BOTTLE, the stone with some brown markings, late Qing/Republic, 2" high £150-300

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13 A LARGE GREEN JADE OR JADEITE SNUFF BOTTLE of rounded form, the body carved with bats among scrolls, 2½" high £600-800

14 A CELADON JADE "GOURD" SNUFF BOTTLE of naturalistic form carved with foliage, late Qing/Republic, 2¼" high £1,000-1,500

15 A CELADON AND RUSSET JADE SNUFF BOTTLE carved in the form of a pine cone with foliage, late Qing/ Republic, 2" high £800-1,200

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16 AN INSIDE-PAINTED HAIR-CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE signed Ye Zhongsan, of tapering rounded form, one side showing fish swimming, the other with figures in a landscape, late Qing/Republic, 2¼" high £500-1,000

17 A ROCK CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE of asymmetric form, one side carved with a landscape scene, Qing, 2½" high £300-600

18 A ROCK CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE in the form of an octopus, the stone of a smoky tone, Qing, 2" high £300-600

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19 AN INSIDE-PAINTED GLASS DOUBLE SNUFF BOTTLE signed Xuecun, each side decorated with landscape scenes, 2" high £100-200

20 AN INSIDE-PAINTED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE signed Yong Shoutian, of rounded rectangular form, decorated with warriors on horseback in a landscape, 2½" high £200-400

21 A PAIR OF CHINESE INSIDEPAINTED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLES, signed Zhou Leyuan, each decorated with figures and buildings in mountain landscapes, 2½" high (2) £300-600

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22 A FINE CORAL SNUFF BOTTLE of slender tapering form, the body carved on each side with grapes, late Qing, 2¼" high £2,000-4,000

23 A FINE CORAL SNUFF BOTTLE of small rounded form, carved with figures in a woodland landscape, late Qing, 1½" high £2,000-4,000

24 A FINE TOURMALINE "DRAGON AND PHOENIX" SNUFF BOTTLE, the rectangular body surrounded with a dragon and phoenix carved in high relief above scrolls, late Qing, 2¼" high £1,500-3,000

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25 A RED-OVERLAY GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE of rounded form, carved with the Eight Horses of Mu Wang, on a snow-storm ground, late Qing/Republic, 2½" high £200-400

26 A SEPIA-OVERLAY OPAQUE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE of slender form, one side decorated with fish and a flower in a vase, the other side with a creature in a rocky garden, Yangzhou school, late Qing, 2½" high £300-600

27 A RED-OVERLAY GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE of gently tapering form, each side carved in high relief with a chilong dragon, on an opaque ground, Qing, 2¾" high £300-600

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28 A HORNBILL SNUFF BOTTLE of tapering form, carved with two dragons chasing a pearl, Qing, 4" high £300-600

29 A HORNBILL SNUFF BOTTLE in the form of a recumbent ox with its head turned to the left, the tail forming the stopper, Qing, 3" long £500-1,000

30 AN AMBER SNUFF BOTTLE of naturalistic form, 20th century, 1¾" high £800-1,200

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31 A SILVER "GUANGXU COIN" SNUFF BOTTLE of circular form with a long neck and bun feet, makers mark and seal mark underneath, late Qing/Republic, 2¼" high; and a silver octagonal scent bottle, 2" high (2) £300-600

32 A CLOISONNÉ ROUNDED SNUFF BOTTLE, each side decorated with precious objects within light blue roundels, on a yellow ground with scrolling tendrils, the base with a Qianlong mark, matching stopper, 2½" high £200-400

33 TWO CLOISONNÉ BALUSTER SNUFF BOTTLES, one showing hares in a landscape, late Qing/Republic, 3" high; the other with flowerheads and tendrils, late Qing/ Republic, 2½" high (2) £200-400

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34 A GILT-METAL BALUSTER SNUFF BOTTLE, each side decorated with a scholar in a landscape, the base with a Tonghzi seal mark, the matching stopper with a mother of pearl top, 2½" high £300-600

35 A CLOISONNÉ CYLINDRICAL SNUFF BOTTLE of tapering form, each side decorated with pairs of ducks, late Qing/Republic, matching stopper, 3¼" high £200-400

36 A SLENDER CLOISONNÉ SNUFF BOTTLE decorated with precious objects and characters, on a coral ground, late Qing/Republic, 3" high £200-400

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37 TWO CYLINDRICAL ENAMELLED PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES, the larger decorated with a mythical chariot procession on a black ground, Qing, 2¼" high; the other showing figures in a landscape, with a Qianlong mark to the base, 2¼" high (2) £150-300

38 TWO BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES, one of rectangular form decorated with figures and calligraphy, the base with a Qianlong mark, 2¾" high; the other of cylindrical form decorated with a mountain landscape scene, the base with a four character mark, 3" high; both late Qing £200-400

39 TWO FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES, one of rectangular form decorated with mythical figures from the Tale of the Three Kingdoms, Qing, 2½" high; the other of cylindrical form, decorated with a comical scene of a scholar and attendants, Qing, 3" high (2) £200-400

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40 A GE STYLE PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE of flattened baluster form, the body with pronounced and subtle crackles, late Qing/Republic, 2½" high £400-800

41 A MOULDED PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE of rounded form with a long neck, decorated with figures and attendants beside buildings, the base with a Chenghua mark, 2½" high £200-400

42 A MOULDED PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE of ovoid form, decorated with female figures and numerous children, the base with a Qianlong mark, 3" high £200-400

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43 A BISCUIT-GLAZED PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE of flattened tapering form, decorated with peaches and a bat on one side and bamboo and flowers on the other, Qianlong mark to the base, 2" high £400-600

44 TWO CINNABAR LACQUER SNUFF BOTTLES of rounded form, decorated with figures in gardens, the smaller example with a Qianlong mark, 2¼" high, the larger 2¾" high (2) £100-200

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CHINESE CER A MICS

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45 A MINIATURE SANCAI AMPHORA VASE with dragon handles, probably Tang, 2¾" high

Provenance: Acquired by the vendor's grandfather in China in the mid-20th century.

£200-400

46 AN UNUSUAL STONEWARE BODHISATTVA STELE with traces of gilding, the deity seated on a lotus base, Qing or earlier, 5½" high

This lot may be associated with a group of ceramic steles gifted to the Dalai Lama by the Qianlong Emperor.

£300-600

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47 A CIZHOU "SLEEPING BOY" PILLOW, the reclining figure with a warm expression and leaning on a drum, the base with an incised mark "Xiao", Song-Ming, 11½" long

The unusual incised character on the base of this figure may indicate the name of the artist.

Provenance: John Sparks Ltd (according to label). Deceased Estate, Somerset. ÂŁ500-1,000

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48 A QINGBAI BOWL, the interior moulded with two phoenix among blossoming foliage, under a bluish white glaze, probably Song/Yuan, 8" dia. £300-600

49 A QINGBAI BOWL, the interior carved with two fish within stylised bands and a foliate rim, probably Song/Yuan, 8½" dia. £200-400

50 A QINGBAI BOWL, the interior with combed decoration, the glaze of a bluishgrey tone, the base with a mark (probably for provincial government), probably Song/Yuan, 7" dia. £300-600

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51 A BLUE AND WHITE "QILIN" DISH, the beast shown in an exaggerated pose among flames in a landscape, the base with a 'yu tang gia qi' hall mark (fine vessel for jade hall), Kangxi, 14Âź" dia.

Provenance: Mr and Mrs H.W. Fortesquieu, acquired on their travels throughout Asia in the early 20th century, and thence by descent.

ÂŁ2,000-4,000

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52 A BLUE AND WHITE DEEP BOWL, the exterior decorated with scenes of figures and buildings, the interior with a character roundel to the centre and a diaper border, the base with a six character Xuande mark, 7½" dia., on a wood stand £800-1,500

53 A BLUE AND WHITE DEEP BOWL, the interior and exterior decorated with blossoming foliage among rocks, the base with a 'shen de tang bo gu zhi' mark, mid-17th century, 8" dia.

Provenance: Mr and Mrs H.W. Fortesquieu, acquired on their travels throughout Asia in the early 20th century, and thence by descent.

£500-1,000

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54 A BLUE AND WHITE SQUARE VASE of baluster form, decorated with figures and cranes in a rocky landscape, Kangxi, 10½" high

Provenance: Private collection, North Dorset.

£800-1,500

55 A DOUCAI SQUARE VASE decorated with figures beside a building in a landscape, the base with a four character Qianlong mark, 9¾" high £600-800

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56 A WUCAI COVERED JAR decorated with mythical horses and auspicious symbols, on a scroll ground, Qing, 14½" high £500-1,000

57 A PAIR OF BISCUIT-GLAZED FIGURES, the male figure with an amused expression, holding a fan and standing on a wave base with a small figure and sea creature, the female figure holding a basket and also on a wave base with mermaids, with an impressed potter's seal mark for Du Yunlong, Qing, 8½" high £500-1,000

58 A FAMILLE VERTE DEEP BOWL with an everted rim, the exterior decorated with two vignettes showing a figure on an ox and others in a landscape, on a ground of scrolling tendrils and flowerheads, the base with a leaf mark, Qing, 8½" dia. £300-600

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59 A SET OF FIVE BLUE AND WHITE SAUCER DISHES, each decorated with hunting scenes showing archers on horseback chasing animals in a landscape, the bases with six character Chenghua marks, Kangxi, 8" dia. (5) ÂŁ500-1,000

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60 A BLUE AND WHITE YENYEN VASE decorated with dignitaries and attendants, Qing, probably Kangxi, 13½" high

Lot 60

£400-800 61 A PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE OCTAGONAL CUPS AND SAUCERS decorated with blossoming foliage, the bases with jade hall marks, Kangxi, the saucers 5½" across (2) £400-600 62 A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE COVERED JAR of baluster form, decorated with figures outside a temple within a landscape setting, late Qing, 23" high £800-1,500 63 A PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE PRUNUS VASES of baluster form and typically decorated on an inky blue ground, late Qing, 13¾" high (2) £200-400 64 A PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE OCTAGONAL CANISTERS decorated with birds among blossoming foliage, the bases with four character Kangxi marks, 5'" high (2) £100-200

Lot 61

65 A PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE PLATES decorated with figures in gardens beside buildings, probably Kangxi, 10" dia.; together with a similar plate decorated with an Immortal and attendants, Qing, 9" dia.; and a bowl decorated with phoenix and bamboo, the design extending from the exterior over the rim into the interior, Kangxi, 7½" dia. (4)

Lot 62

£200-400

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66 A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE COVERED JAR, the cover with a lion finial, the body decorated with panels of flowers above a lappet band, Qianlong/ Jiaqing, 25½" high £3,000-5,000

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67 A WHITE-GLAZED DOUBLE-GOURD VASE, the body with resist decoration in biscuit showing two dragons, possibly Wanli, 8¾" high £200-400

68 A CELADON BOTTLE VASE, the glaze with fine crackles, Qing, mounted for use as a lamp base, 17¾" high overall £200-400

69 A BLUE AND WHITE ON CELADON BOTTLE VASE decorated in relief with cranes and deer in a rocky landscape, the celadon ground with fine crackles, Qing, 9½" high £100-200

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70 A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE COVERED JAR, the body decorated with mountain landscape scenes within ruyi and lappet bands, Qing, 27" high £2,000-4,000

71 A PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE COVERED JARS decorated with dragons chasing flaming pearls among cloud scrolls on an inky blue ground, the covers with lion finials, Qing, 17" high (2) £500-1,000

72 A BLUE AND WHITE GARDEN SEAT decorated all over with flowerheads and leafy tendrils, with pierced sides and top and studded decoration, late Qing/ Republic, 18" high £500-1,000

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73 A BLUE AND WHITE "NARRATIVE" SAUCER DISH, the interior decorated with Lao Tse riding an ox with attendants in a landscape, the exterior with a scene from the Hai Wu Tian Chou, the base with a six character Chenghua mark, Kangxi, 8" dia.

Provenance: Mr and Mrs H.W. Fortesquieu, acquired on their travels throughout Asia in the early 20th century, and thence by descent.

ÂŁ500-1,000

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A FINE BLUE AND WHITE "DRAGON" SAUCER DISH, the interior decorated with a front-facing five-clawed dragon leaping among flames and cloud scrolls, the exterior showing two further dragons among flames and scrolls, the base with a four character hall mark 'zhi yuan tang zhi' (hall of extended remoteness), Yongzheng/Qianlong, 9½" dia.

Provenance: Mr and Mrs H.W. Fortesquieu, acquired on their travels throughout Asia in the early 20th century, and thence by descent.

ÂŁ1,000-2,000

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75 A YELLOW-BROWN GLAZED SAUCER DISH, the interior enamelled with prunus blossom beside a bat, Qing, 6" dia. £300-600

76 A BLUE AND WHITE SAUCER DISH, the interior decorated with a stylised roundel surrounded by precious objects within a ruyi border, the exterior decorated with bats, the base with a Jiaqing seal mark, 6" dia.

Provenance: Thought to have been acquired from the author and dealer Peter Wain.

£300-600

77 A RARE EUROPEAN-DECORATED SAUCER DISH, showing a western lady seated in an interior, the finely potted body Yongzheng, the enamelling probably Dutch, 8" dia. £400-800

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78 A FINE BLUE AND WHITE "BUTTER LAMP" STEM CUP, the interior decorated with a stylised radiating flowerhead, the exterior with Tibetan characters among flowerheads and leafy tendrils, the base with a horizontal six-character Qianlong mark in seal script, 5¾" dia. £2,000-4,000

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79 A GREEN-GLAZED TEAPOT with a rounded body and scroll handle, Qing, probably Yongzheng, 4¾" high £400-600

80 A RED-GLAZED "DRAGON" BOWL, the exterior sides with two five-clawed dragons under a "crushed strawberry" glaze, the base with an incised six character Xuande mark, 7" dia. £500-1,000

81 A GREEN-GLAZED BOTTLE VASE, the rounded body covered in a glassy glaze with fine crackles, Qing, 6½" high £300-600

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82 A PAIR OF YELLOW-GLAZED HEXAGONAL "DAYAZHAI" VASES decorated in puce with birds perched amongst blossoming foliage, each with Dayazhai marks, 11" high (2) ÂŁ3,000-5,000

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83 A SMALL SANG DE BOEUF BOTTLE VASE, the rich red glaze with subtle vertical markings thinning near the top, Qing, 6½" high

Lot 83

£100-200 83A A LARGE SANG DE BOEUF MEIPING VASE, the fine gently mottled glaze of an even tone and pooling slightly around the footrim, late Qing/Republic, 16" high

£500-£1000

84 A FLAMBÉ GLAZED MEIPING VASE, the rich glaze with varied vertical markings ranging from violet to deep purple, probably Shiwan ware, late Qing/ Republic, 13½" high £500-1,000 Lot 83A 85 A PAIR OF LARGE SANG DE BOEUF BALUSTER VASES of slender form, the deep red glaze with subtle vertical markings under a lightly crackled glaze, the bases with seal marks, 20th century, 24" high (2) £1,000-2,000

Lot 85

Lot 84

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86 A SANG DE BOEUF BOTTLE VASE, the body of rounded form, the rich glaze thinning at the neck, Qing, 13" high £800-1,600

87 A FINE RED-GLAZED PEAR-SHAPED VASE, the raspberry coloured glaze of an even tone, late Qing/ Republic, 10" high £500-1,000

88 A PAIR OF SANG DE BOEUF BALUSTER VASES of slender form, the rich glaze thinning near the tops beneath a light crackle, Qing, 14¾" high (2) £500-1,000

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89 A FAMILLE ROSE MEDALLION BOWL, the interior decorated in underglaze blue with a central vase of flowers surrounded by further fruit and foliage, the exterior decorated with four roundels showing fruit and flowers, on a graviata ground, with polychrome scrolling flowerheads and tendrils, the base with a Daoguang seal mark, 6" dia.

Lot 89

£1,500-3,000 90 A FAMILLE ROSE FIGURE OF BUDAI, the deity seated with one leg raised and holding a rosary, his gown with stylised shou characters, on a yellow ground, 10" high, hardwood stand

Lot 90

£500-1,000 90A A BLUE-GLAZED PORCELAIN AND GILT METAL INKSTAND of leaf form with three vessels and candlesticks above with foliage, on mask feet, Qing, the porcelain probably Kangxi, 10" long

£2,000-£4,000

91 A FAMILLE ROSE REVOLVING VASE of cylindrical form, the neck, shoulders and base with flowerheads and scrolling tendrils on a red ground, the body with two revolving sections decorated with character roundels, flowerheads and tendrils on a yellow ground, the base with a Qianlong seal mark, 7¼" high £300-600

Lot 91

Lot 90A

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92 A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE BALUSTER VASES, the necks and lower bodies decorated with flowerheads and tendrils on a red ground, the body with two ogee panels showing birds among blossoming foliage, the shoulders with mask handles, the bases with Qianlong seal marks, 7½" high (2)

Provenance: Private collection, Dorset. Purchased in New York in the 1940's/50's.

ÂŁ4,000-6,000

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93 A FAMILLE ROSE DISH, the centre decorated with a procession showing a female dignitary in a chariot surrounded by attendants, within a border of precious objects, late Qing/Republic, 13" dia. £300-600

94 A PAIR OF LARGE FAMILLE ROSE CYLINDER VASES decorated with a central band of boys within multiple borders and relief flowerhead bosses, Qing, 17½" high (2) £500-1,000

95 A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE BALUSTER VASES with deer's head handles and dragon-applied shoulders, the bodies decorated with panels of figures in pavilions within garden settings on a diaper ground, late Qing, 14¼" high (2) £800-1,500

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96 A PAIR OF LARGE FAMILLE VERTE COVERED JARS of rounded baluster form, decorated with five-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls amongst cloud scrolls above a wave band, the bases with Jiaqing seal marks, 16" high (2) ÂŁ2,000-4,000

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97 A FAMILLE ROSE BRUSH POT decorated with two panels of birds and blossoming foliage among rocks, within a spacious ground of further blossoming foliage, the base with a Qianlong seal mark, 5¾" high £400-800

98 A PAIR OF BALUSTER VASES decorated with cicadas on a branch with the moon beyond, signed Li Mingliang, and with calligraphy, Republic period, 10" high (2) £500-1,000

99 A FAMILLE ROSE DISH, the centre finely enamelled with a pheasant perched on a rock among blossoming flowers, within a border of flowerheads and tendrils, the base with a Yongzheng six character mark, 13½" dia. £300-600

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A LARGE FAMILLE VERTE BALUSTER VASE decorated with a scene from the fable of the Shui Man Jin Shan (Flood over the Jinshan Temple), showing the White Snake Goddess and her assistants attempting to rescue her lover from imprisonment at the Jinshan Temple, one side with an inscription and seal marks, the base with a six character Guangxu mark, 15½" high

Provenance: Private collection, East Dorset. Purchased from an antique dealer in Bournemouth in the late 1960's.

ÂŁ1,000-2,000

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101 A PAIR OF FAMILLE VERTE PANELS decorated with landscape scenes showing buildings and trees in a mountain and lake setting, 20th century, 8" x 5" (2) ÂŁ1,500-2,500

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102 A MASSIVE FAMILLE ROSE BALUSTER VASE with dragon handles, the body decorated with mythical narrative scenes of numerous figures and inscriptions, Qing, probably Daoguang, 34½" high

Provenance: Private collection, Somerset.

£1,500-2,500

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103 A FINE YIXING MINIATURE TEAPOT, covered with a fine "teadust" glaze and gold-metal mounts, the interior of the cover and the underside of the handle with impressed marks, 4¼" long.

Provenance: The Earl of Ilchester, Melbury, Dorset. Acquired in the 1960's.

£300-600

104 A PAIR OF PAINTED PLASTER "NODDING HEAD" FIGURES of male and female mandarins, the male figure wearing a dragon robe, Qing, the largest 10½" high (2) £500-1,000

105 A "DRAGON AND PHOENIX" BOWL decorated in iron red and underglaze blue, the base with a Jiaqing mark, 7" dia. £200-400

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106 A SET OF THREE FAMILLE ROSE IMMORTALS FIGURES, each with polychrome robes and associated attributes, standing on bright cloud bases, with seal marks for the potter Deng Changrong of the (Fujian) Association, Republic period, the largest figure 15½" high £500-1,000

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107 AN UNUSUAL IMARI STYLE VASE of ovoid form, decorated with landscape scenes showing figures beside mountain lakes, with an inscription and seal marks, probably Chinese Republic period, 9½" high £200-400

108 A BLUE AND WHITE HEXAGONAL JARDINIÈRE AND STAND decorated with alternating panels of landscape scenes and blossoming foliage, Qing, 14" across £2,500-3,500

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109

A FINE BLUE AND WHITE ROULEAU VASE, the waisted neck above a gently tapering cylindrical body, decorated with a scene from the Story of The Three Kingdoms, showing a warrior on horseback engaging with a standing figure within a landscape setting beside rocks, the shoulder and neck decorated with two butterflies above a bird and foliage, the shoulder and foot also with 'hidden' bands of incised decoration, Chongzhen, 15¼" high

Provenance: G. & C.W. Digby Collection.

£5,000-£10,000

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109A A  RARE SANCAI "IMMORTALS" CUP, the baluster-form body decorated in relief with a band of The Eight Immortals on a combed ground, with mask roundels on each side, Kangxi, 4" dia.

£2,000-£4,000

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CHINESE BR ONZE AND METALWORK

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110 AN ARCHAIC BRONZE GU VASE, the flared neck with four lappet bands above two further registers of decoration with protruding ribs, the inside of the neck with a pictogram, late Ming/Qing, 10½" high £200-400

111 A BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANDI, the guardian-warrior standing upright with one arm raised and wearing elaborate armour, with a mask around his belly, Ming, 16" high £400-800

112 A BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER, the neck with a band of scroll decoration flanked by outswept handles, on mask-capped legs, Ming, 8½" across the handles £200-400

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113 TWO SIMILAR BRONZE DAGGERAXE HEADS, the larger example with applied decoration on each side, 7½" long, the smaller example of plain form, 6¾" long, Eastern Zhou/Warring States (2) £500-1,000

114 A BRONZE "LION & GRAPEVINE" CIRCULAR MIRROR, the upper surface decorated with five lively animals in exaggerated poses among grapevines and tendrils, Tang, 5½" dia. £1,000-2,000

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115 A BRONZE FIGURE OF THE BUDDHA, the deity typically seated cross-legged with earth-touching mudra, on a lotus base, Ming, 9" high. £400-800

116 A BRONZE FIGURE OF A BODHISATTVA, the deity seated cross-legged and with one hand raised, wearing an elaborate head-dress and necklace, traces of gilding, Ming, 12" high £400-800

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117 A BRONZE FIGURE OF A FEMALE DIGNITARY OR EMPRESS wearing a phoenix head-dress and seated on a throne and holding a sceptre, on a raised base with four legs, with traces of gilding, Ming, 12" high £400-800

118 A BRONZE FIGURE OF A BODHISATTVA seated cross-legged with both arms raised and wearing an elaborate head-dress and necklace, with traces of gilding, Ming, 10¾" high £300-600

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119 A BRONZE QILIN FIGURE, the scaly beast seated on its' hind legs with its head raised and mouth open, late Ming/Qing, 4½" long £200-400

120 A BRONZE BUDDHISTIC LION SCROLL WEIGHT with a flowing mane and tail, seated on its' hind legs, Late Ming/Qing, 3¼" high £100-200

121 A BRONZE DOG SCROLL WEIGHT, the animal reclining with its' head raised, late Ming/Qing, 2¾" long £200-400

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122 A PAIR OF GOLD-SPLASHED BRONZE "ELEPHANT AND RIDER" CENSERS, the covers modelled as Immortals holding attributes with arms outstretched, the elephants with heads and trunks raised, late Ming/Qing, 8" high (2) Provenance: Private collection, West Dorset. ÂŁ2,000-4,000

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123 A GOLD-SPLASHED BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER of low form with loop handles, the base with a Xuande mark, late Ming/Qing, 6¼" across £500-1,000

124 A BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER with rectangular handles above a waisted neck and rounded body on bulbous legs, the base with a Xuande mark, late Ming/Qing, 5½" across £500-1,000

125 A SMALL BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER with loop handles and a rounded body, the base with a four character mark reading "precious object for a domestic collection", late Ming/Qing, 4¼" across £300-600

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126 A BRONZE "BOYS" JOSS STICK HOLDER, the central bowl flanked by two figures and a vertical incense holder, Qing, 3" across £300-600

127 A PAIR OF BRONZE MYTHICAL BEAST SCROLL WEIGHTS, each animal seated on its' hind legs with its' head raised and mouth open, with detailed fur and bells hanging from the collar, Qing, 3¾" high £300-600

128 A BRONZE "GOURD" CENSER AND COVER of naturalistic form, covered in foliage, late Ming/Qing, 6¼" long, on a hardwood stand £300-600

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129 A BRONZE "CHILONG" VASE of slender form, the long thin dragon crawling around the outside of the vessel, on a circular base with scroll feet, late Ming/Qing, 9" high £300-600

130 A MINIATURE BRONZE VASE of baluster form, the long neck with scroll handles above a rounded body and pedestal base with scroll feet, the base with a seal mark, Qing, 5¼" high £150-300

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131 A LARGE BRONZE DRAGON VASE of baluster form, the long neck with a dragon coiled around it in high relief, the body decorated with four ogee narrative panels with inscriptions, one relating to the Immortal Magu, on a ground of scrolls and precious objects, the base with a Xuande mark within a doubledragon roundel, Qing, 18th/19th century, 23" high ÂŁ1,000-2,000

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132 A SINO-TIBETAN GILT-COPPER BUDDHA FIGURE, the deity with his hands raised together with four fingers touching, seated crosslegged on a lotus base, 18th/19th century, 4¼" high £300-600

133 A SINO-TIBETAN GILT-COPPER FIGURE OF WHITE TARA, seated cross-legged with one hand raised, on a lotus base, 18th/19th century, 8" high £400-800

134 A SINO-TIBETAN BRONZE BODHISATTVA, the deity seated with one hand raised and one leg forward, on a lotus base, 19th century, 7" high £200-400

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135 A SINO-TIBETAN GILT-BRONZE BODHISATTVA FIGURE, the deity with an elaborate head-dress and hands together, seated cross-legged on a lotus base, 18th/19th century, 4¼" high £300-600

136 A SINO-TIBETAN PARCEL-GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF KUBERA, the deity with a serpent around the neck and holding an animal in the left hand and a vegetable in the right, seated with one leg raised on a lotus base, 17th/18th century, 6½" high £400-800

137 A SINO-TIBETAN BRONZE MULTIARMED BODHISATTVA, seated cross-legged with hands raised in prayer before a lotus bocage, 18th/19th century, 7½" high £300-600

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138 A PAIR OF CLOISONNÉ LOBED VESSELS, each side inset with a carved soapstone panel (probably replacements for original jade), on a flower and crackedice ground, Qing, probably Qianlong, on fine hongmu stands, 8¾" across (2)

Provenance: Private collection, West Dorset.

£1,000-2,000

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139

A VERY LARGE CLOISONNÉ CRANE FIGURE, the bird standing upright with its' head raised and with white plumage, on a pedestal base decorated with flowerheads and leafy tendrils with auspicious symbols on a turquoise ground, Qianlong/Jiaqing, 28" high

£10,000-15,000

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140 A SET OF FOUR CLOISONNÉ SQUARE APPLIQUES decorated with beaded pendants on a coral ground, Qing, each circa 3½" x 3½"; together with a cloisonné head-rest, Qing, 4½" long; several gilt-metal appliques and a mother of pearl necklace (a lot)

Lot 142

£500-1,000 141 A CLOISONNÉ TRIPOD VESSEL of rounded form, decorated with figures on a turquoise ground, the base with a seal mark, probably Republic period, 5½" dia. £100-200 142 AN IRON OR STEEL CYLINDRICAL PEN BOX, the surface decorated with scrolling foliage and inlaid gilt shou roundels, late Ming/Qing, 14½" long £200-400 143 A SILVER PARASOL HANDLE, the shaft decorated with a dragon, the finial with three ogee panels with characters, markers mark CL?, late Qing/ Republic, 9" long £300-600 Lot 143

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144

A FINE CLOISONNÉ MINIATURE BOTTLE VASE, the ovoid body decorated with three monster masks and ruyis amongst scrolls on a greenish-turquoise ground between lappet and ruyi bands, the flared neck with stylised characters between further ruyi and lappet bands, the base with an incised six character horizontal Qianlong mark above a single character 'qiang', 5" high

This exquisite vase, and the following lot (145), appear to belong to a group of miniature cloisonne vessels produced for Imperial consumption during the reign of the Qianlong Emperor. As well as the miniature format, the principal unifying factor of the group is the presence of a single character mark below the horizontal Qianlong reign mark. On the present lot this mark is 'qiang' and on lot 145 it is 'gong'. Others to have appeared on the market bear the characters 'you' and 'ji'.

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It seems likely that this group of vessels were originally part of the documented "Lu Ping San Shi" sets. These were three-object miniature cloisonne sets made during the Qianlong period, which consisted of a censer, a bottle, and an incense container. It is recorded that each of the items in these triple sets was marked with a single character from the famous Thousand Character Classic (Qian Zi Wen), a poem used to teach children from the sixth century onwards. The link between the use of a children's poem and the diminutive size of the objects is amusing and surely no coincidence. It is thought that each set used a unique character to indicate its location within the Forbidden City. This topic has been discussed by Yang Yong in the Chinese 'Art Market' Journal, Issue 11, 2008.

Provenance: Frederick Wright, Esq. (c.1890-1980), almost certainly purchased before WWII, and thence by descent.

ÂŁ5,000-10,000


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145

A FINE MINIATURE CLOISONNÉ BOTTLE VASE decorated with lotus flowers and leafy tendrils on a bluishturquoise ground between ruyi bands at the top and bottom, the base with an incised four character horizontal Qianlong mark above a single character 'gong', 5" high

This exquisite vase, and the previous lot (144), appear to belong to a group of miniature cloisonne vessels produced for Imperial consumption during the reign of the Qianlong Emperor. As well as the miniature format, the principal unifying factor of the group is the presence of a single character mark below the horizontal Qianlong reign mark. On the present lot this mark is 'gong' and on lot 144 it is 'qiang'. Others to have appeared on the market bear the characters 'you' and 'ji'.

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It seems likely that this group of vessels were originally part of the documented "Lu Ping San Shi" sets. These were three-object miniature cloisonne sets made during the Qianlong period, which consisted of a censer, a bottle, and an incense container. It is recorded that each of the items in these triple sets was marked with a single character from the famous Thousand Character Classic (Qian Zi Wen), a poem used to teach children from the sixth century onwards. The link between the use of a children's poem and the diminutive size of the objects is amusing and surely no coincidence. It is thought that each set used a unique character to indicate its location within the Forbidden City. This topic has been discussed by Yang Yong in the Chinese 'Art Market' Journal, Issue 11, 2008.

Provenance: Frederick Wright, Esq. (c.1890-1980), almost certainly purchased before WWII, and thence by descent.

ÂŁ5,000-10,000


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146 A BRONZE FIGURAL GROUP showing a man with a long beard and robes seated beside a cat, late Ming/Qing, 5¼" high

£100-£200

147 A SMALL BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER, the gently flared body with shaped handles, on three scroll feet, the base with a Xuande mark, 4¼" wide

£300-£600

148 A PAIR OF BRONZE LUOHAN FIGURES, each seated on a mythical beast, late Ming/Qing, the largest 7" high (2)

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£500-£1,000


149 AN UNUSUAL INLAID-BRONZE MYTHICAL CREATURE VESSEL of stylised form with its' head and tail raised, the back with archaic scroll decoration inlaid with gold and silver, rising towards an opening, on four legs with scale decoration, Ming or earlier, 4¼" long

£3,000-£6,000

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CHINESE JADE, STONE CARVING AND WORK S OF ART

Lot 174 83


150 A "CHICKEN-BLOOD" STONE BEAD of quatrefoil form, each side carved with a mask, the stone altered to a creamy white in places, Neolithic or later, 2" long

Lot 150

£500-1,000 151 A HARDSTONE BI DISC, probably jade, of plain form and with a rich patina, the variegated stone with some metallic inclusions, Neolithic or later, 3½" dia. £200-400 152 A RECTANGULAR JADE "CHILONG" PLAQUE, the celadon stone with brown and black markings, the chilong dragon crawling on the upper surface, probably Qing, 3" long £500-1,000

Lot 151

153 A NEOLITHIC TYPE STONE VESSEL of plain form with straight sides and a rounded base, the stone of variegated tone, possibly Hongshan culture, 5" high.

Provenance: Acquired by the vendor's grandfather in northern China in the mid-20th century.

£300-600 154 FOUR NEOLITHIC TYPE CARVED STONE SPHERES, each perforated and with stylised mask decoration, the two smaller examples in a reddish stone, 2½" across, the larger examples in a darker stone, 3" across, possibly Hongshan culture, (4).

Stone spheres of this type appear in Neolithic cultures from various sites around the world. Their function is not clear but some sources suggest they may have been used as mace heads or as weights.

Provenance: Acquired by the vendor's grandfather in northern China in the mid-20th century.

Lot 152

£300-600 155 A NEOLITHIC TYPE STONE CLUB of tapering form with one end perforated, one side carved in shallow relief with a humanoid figure, the sides with further carving now mostly worn, possibly Hongshan culture, 16½" long

Provenance: Acquired by the vendor's grandfather in Northern China in the mid-20th century.

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Lots 153, 154 and 155

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156 A SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF A RECLINING SCHOLAR with a plump belly and one leg raised, Qing, 5" long £100-200

157 AN "APPLE-GREEN" HARDSTONE RHYTON, possibly jadeite, carved in the Ming style with a chilong dragon on the body with its' head above the rim, the base carved as a stylised dragon's head, 4½" high £400-600

158 AN ARCHAISTIC JADE FIGURE OF A RHINOCEROS, the animal with its' head raised, the neck with carved bands of decoration, the body with a saddle, the stone altered to a creamy white on the upper surfaces, probably Qing, 7½" long £300-600

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159 A LARGE MARBLE HEAD OF A BODHISATTVA, the rounded face with a serene expression, the fine hair carved with linear braids, Song/Ming, 16" high, on a later stand ÂŁ2,000-4,000

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160 A RARE SET OF CLAM-SHELL AND SLATE WEIQI COUNTERS of plain form, Tang or later, each circa 0¾" dia.

It is very unusual to find surviving sets of weiqi counters. Sources refer to early examples being made of slate and clam-shell, such as the present lot. Later Qing dynasty pieces were usually made in glass, such as in lot 161.

Provenance: Private collection, East Dorset. Passed by descent within the family of the vendor since the late 19th century.

£500-1,000

161 A SET OF PEKING GLASS WEIQI COUNTERS of plain form with a smooth patina, Qing, each counter circa 0¾" dia.

Provenance: Private collection, East Dorset. Passed by descent within the family of the vendor since the late 19th century.

£500-1,000

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162 AN AGATE CARVING OF A PHOENIX, the bird standing on rocks with its' head turned backwards and holding peaches, 6¼" high £500-1,000

163 AN AGATE CARVING OF A BUFFALO, the animal in a recumbent pose with its' head turned to the right, old labels underneath, 5" long, on a hardwood stand £800-1,500

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164 A BI-COLOURED HARDSTONE PHOENIX PENDANT, probably tourmaline, the bird finely carved in the round among cloud scrolls, 2¼" long £300-600

165 AN AGATE PENDANT carved in the form of a gourd, with foliage, on a gold double-link chain, the pendant 1½" long; together with another hardstone pendant, 1½" long (2) £100-200

166 A CELADON JADE ARCHAISTIC RECUMBENT BUFFALO, the animal with its' head turned backwards, the back with gilt inlay, 3" long £500-1,000

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167 A TIANHUANG STONE SEAL with a guardian lion finial, one side signed Chang Shuo, late Qing/Republic, 3" high.

The signature Chang Suo on this seal may relate to the painter Wu Chang Shuo (1844-1927).

£1,000-2,000

168 A RED AGATE FIGURAL CARVING of a boy on top of a recumbent buffalo with its head turned sideways, late Qing/Republic, 2½" high, on a pierced hardwood stand £300-600

169 A SOAPSTONE CARVING OF A FISHERMAN, the figure seated and holding a basket of fish with a pleased expression on his face, 1¾" long £500-1,000

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170 A GREYISH-WHITE JADE RHYTON PENDANT in the form of a buffalo head, the translucent stone of an even tone with some subtle markings on one side, probably Qing, 2¼" long £500-1,000

171 A CELADON JADE RECUMBENT RAM FIGURE, the animal with its' head raised and facing forward, the stone with mottled markings, Ming or earlier, 3" long, on a later hardwood stand £300-600

172 A GREEN JADE CUP, the handles formed as two chilong dragons facing each other, the stone of an even green tone, probably Qing, 3¾" across £500-1,000

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173

A FINE YELLOWISH-WHITE JADE KUI-DRAGON GARMENT HOOK, the double hook-nosed creature in a twisted position with its' head turned, legs outstretched and tail curled, the stone altered to rich warm yellow tones with some areas of calcification, probably Western Han Dynasty, 3½" long

Provenance: Jack Haycox, Esq. (1910-1962) and thence by descent. Jack Haycox was an engineer who travelled widely in Asia. He collected jade and bought most pieces in the 1950's.

Extant Han Dynasty jades of this quality are rare and most are in museum collections. The stone would originally have been whiter in tone and has mellowed naturally with age to a warm yellow colour. It is likely that an item of this status would have been made for an Imperial patron. Inspection of the surface under high magnification shows evidence of bow drilling and treadle lathe use consistent with a Han date.

The auctioneers are grateful to the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge for assistance in cataloguing this lot, especially to the creators of the museum catalogue "The Search for Immortality: Tomb Treasures of Han China".

Further information available on request.

ÂŁ5,000-10,000

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174 A FINE PALE CELADON JADE CENSER, the cover ornately pierced and carved with bats and flowerheads among foliage, the body with similar decoration of flowerheads and leafy tendrils, flanked by dragonfly-form handles with rings, the foot ring with conforming decoration, Qianlong, 7" across the handles.

Provenance: Private collection, West Dorset.

ÂŁ10,000-20,000

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175

A FINE "ICE-WHITE" TRANSLUCENT JADE SAUCER DISH, the flared rim above gently rounded tapering sides, on a straight short foot rim, the base with a four character Jiaqing reign mark, 5ž" dia.

Provenance: By family tradition acquired in the 1950's on the London art market.

This lot appears to belong to a group of very similar Jiaqing mark and period saucer dishes of fine quality, of which several have appeared on the market. For a recent example see Christie's New York, 26th March 2010, Lot 1098

ÂŁ30,000-50,000

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176 A "WHITE" JADE HANGING VASE, the body of baluster form with stylised foliate ring handles above carving of birds among blossoming foliage, the cover with a pointed final, the vase suspended from two chains hanging from a double-dragon pendant, the whole hanging from a wooden stand, the vase 8Âź" high, the entire assembly including the stand 21" high. ÂŁ3,000-5,000

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177 A FINE TRANSLUCENT WHITISH JADE VASE of baluster form with scroll handles, the cover with a fluted finial above the body densely carved with stylised flowerheads and foliage above a lappet band, on a tapering foot, 8½" high £2,000-4,000

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178 SPARE LOT

Lot 179

179 A ROUNDED RECTANGULAR INKSTONE, the upper surface with an inscription in cursive text, signed Guang Ming?, in a huali wood box with mother of pearl inlaid cover, Qing, 8¼" long overall £500-1000

180 A HARDSTONE FIGURE OF A TOAD, the animal perched on a rock and with a textured back, late Qing/Republic

Lot 180

£300-600

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181 A GREEN JADE AND HARDWOOD TABLE SCREEN of circular form, the central jade panel carved with turtles on lotus leaves and other foliage, within a pierced wood border, the lower section with conforming decoration and outswept supports, 20" high overall ÂŁ2,000-4,000

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182 A CELADON JADE BANGLE of plain form, the smooth stone slightly darker on one side, Qing, probably 18th century, 3" dia.

Lot 182

£300-600

182A FOUR CHINESE FIGURAL CORAL CARVINGS, the largest showing a bearded figure among foliage with two further figures, 7¼" high; and three further smaller examples (4)

£500-£1,000

182B TWO CHINESE JADEITE FIGURE GROUPS, one of two deer beside bamboo, 7" long; the other of a horse and foal, 5½" high, both on hardwood stands (2)

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£300-£600


183 A FINE PALE CELADON JADE FOLIATE CUP, the central vessel carved as a flowerhead, the handle and exterior with openwork foliate carving, Ming, 5" long

£4,000-£8,000

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184 A FINE WHITE JADE PENDANT carved as conjoined Mandarin ducks sitting on a lotus leaf, the bright white stone with horizontal markings becoming darker near the base, Qing, 18th century, 3¼" long

£2,000-£4,000

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185

A FINE PALE CELADON AND RUSSET JADE "CRANES" GROUP, the two creatures crouching beside peaches, the plumage finely carved, the stone with some russet markings, Qing, 18th century, 3½" long

£5,000-£10,000

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185A A  LARGE CELADON AND RUSSET JADE BOULDER carved as a double-gourd with foliage, the stone with a rich patina and dark brown markings, Ming, 5½" long

£4,000-£8,000

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186 A FINE PALE CELADON MINIATURE VASE, the long waisted neck carved in high relief with two flowers, above the rounded rectangular body carved with a band of archaistic monster-mask decoration between two lappet bands, on a short rectangular foot, Qing, 18th century, 4¾" high

£5,000-£10,000

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187 A FINE CELADON JADE "CHILONG" PENDANT, the creature with its' head turned inwards, the finely carved back with pronounced vertebrae, Ming, 1¾" dia.

£2,000-£4,000

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187A A  PALE CELADON JADE "FELINE" GROUP, the two conjoined animals facing each other and carved in the round, their feet holding a bat underneath, Qing, 18th century, 2¼" long

£1,000-£2,000

188 A GREYISH-WHITE JADE "CARP" PENDANT, the fish carved in a curled position, the reverse showing a lingzhi spray, Qing, 18th/19th century, 3" long

£1,000-£2,000

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189

A VERY FINE "WHITE" JADE SHOULAO GROUP, the Immortal standing upright holding a peach branch, with a bat on the other shoulder, beside a recumbent deer holding lingzhi, Qing, 18th century, 3¾" high

£10,000-£20,000

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CHINESE IVORY, WOOD, L ACQUER AND WORK S OF ART

Lot 193 113


190 A WOOD AND IVORY-INSET QUATREFOIL BOX, the cover with two boys in polychrome-decorated ivory playing drums, late Qing/Republic, 6" across £800-1,200

191 A CINNABAR LACQUER BOWL, the exterior decorated with four dragons among cloud scrolls on a diaper ground, the foot rim with scroll decoration, the base with a six character horizontal Wanli mark, 8" dia. £1,000-2,000

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192 A DARK RED CINNABAR LACQUER COVERED BOX of rectangular form, the lid carved with a scene of figures and buildings in a landscape, on a dense foliate ground, the base with a Qianlong seal mark, 6" long

Provenance: Private collection, West Dorset.

ÂŁ500-1,000

193 A LARGE CINNABAR LACQUER DISH with a foliate rim, the centre decorated with a mythical narrative scene showing figures riding creatures in a garden landscape, the exterior with dragons chasing flaming pearls among cloud scrolls, the base with a Qianlong gilt seal mark within a border of the Eight Buddhist symbols on a diaper ground, 15" dia.

Provenance: Private collection, West Dorset.

ÂŁ500-1,000

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194 A LARGE ELM BRUSH POT of plain form with slightly waisted sides, late Qing/ Republic, 11" high £400-600

195 A BAMBOO BRUSH POT carved with scholars playing weiqi on a balcony, and other figures in a bamboo grove, late Qing/Republic, 6" high £200-400

196 A HUALI WOOD BRUSH POT with straight sides between slightly raised bands at the top and bottom, late Qing/Republic, 8" high £300-500

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197 A LARGE HARDWOOD BRUSH POT probably zhazhenmu, of plain form with slightly waisted sides, late Qing/Republic, 9¾" high £500-1,000

198 A BAMBOO BRUSH POT carved with figures on mountain bridges and others in a woodland, the base with three short feet, late Qing/ Republic, 7¾" high £200-400

199 A HUALI WOOD BRUSH POT with a slightly raised rim and three short feet, late Qing/ Republic, 7½" high £500-1,000

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200 A CARVED AND PAINTED WOOD FIGURE OF A SCHOLAR seated upright with eyes closed and a serene expression, wearing long robes, with traces of gilt, Qing, 9" high £400-600

201 A BAMBOO FIGURE GROUP carved with two Immortals beside a guardian lion, late Qing/Republic, 12" high £300-500

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202 A LARGE GILT-LACQUERED WOOD FIGURE OF A WARRIOR-GUARDIAN standing upright with his left arm across his belly holding a sceptre, wearing elaborate armour carved in relief, the back with a covered cavity containing several old coins, late Ming/Qing, on a later red-lacquer base, 29" high

Provenance: John Sparks Ltd of London 1986, purchased for ÂŁ3,900 (according to an old invoice sold with this lot).

ÂŁ8,000-15,000

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203 A CANTONESE IVORY RECTANGULAR CARD CASE densely carved with figures and pavilions in a woodland, the top and base carved on each side with flowers and peaches, Qing, 4½" high £300-600

204 A CANTONESE IVORY OGEE-FORM CARD CASE, the front carved in high relief with an ogee panel showing a female dignitary and attendants on a foliate ground, the reverse carved with figures and buildings in a woodland, Qing, 4¼" long £300-600

205 A CANTONESE IVORY RECTANGULAR CARD CASE densely carved with figures and pavilions in a woodland, one side with a table and fruit in the foreground, Qing, 4¼" high £300-600

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206 AN IVORY FIGURE OF AN IMMORTAL holding a fan in one hand and a staff in the other, the slender figure slightly curved with the structure of the ivory, Qing, 10½" high £500-1,000

207 AN IVORY OR BONE CARVING OF TWO JOVIAL IMMORTALS standing upright and with flowing robes, Qing, 3½" high £100-200

208 AN IVORY FIGURE OF SHOU LAO, standing upright and holding a dragon staff in one hand and a peach in the other, late Qing/Republic, 14" high £500-1,000

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209 AN IVORY CONCENTRIC BALL AND STAND, the outer layer of the ball intricately carved with dragons among cloud scrolls, the stand with a female figure below a fish knop, on a dragon-carved circular base, Qing, 14¼" high

Lot 209

£500-1,000 210 AN IVORY TIP CARVING showing scholars playing weiqi, and other figures in a woodland, on a carved wood stand, Qing, 8¼" high £300-500 211 AN IVORY CONCENTRIC BALL, the outer layer with miniature concentric balls, late Qing/ Republic, 2" dia. £200-400 212 AN IVORY CONCENTRIC BALL, the outer layer carved with dragons among cloud scrolls, late Qing/Republic, 2¼" dia. £200-400 213 Lot 210

A LARGE AND IMPRESSIVE ORNATE IVORY CENSER of sectional form, the lion finial above a concentric ball flanked by dragons with further concentric balls suspended, on a pierced dragon scroll top section, above a central band carved with dragons flanked by phoenix handles, on a conforming base with four outswept mask feet, the base with a seal mark, late Qing, 28" high

£7,000-10,000

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Lot 213

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214 A CANTONESE GILT-LACQUER OCTAGONAL WORK BOX decorated with scenes of figures and pavilions in a woodland landscape within foliate borders, on claw feet, the interior with various compartments and ivory fittings, above a lower drawer with further compartments, late Qing, 14½" wide £500-1,000

215 A GILTWOOD CARVED PANEL, probably from a temple, the centre with three large characters reading 'duan an lian', surrounded by carved figures and mythical animals, the top with a seal mark reading 'zi wei zheng zhao" identifying the panel as a device for warding off evil spirits, Qing, 31½" high £300-600

216 A GILTWOOD TABLE SCREEN, the upper part carved with two registers of scholars and attendants among woodland, the stand with a central panel showing a vase of flowers, late Qing, 30" high £200-400

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217 A FINE CANTONESE IVORY CHESS SET, one side stained red, the figural pieces standing on concentric balls and circular foliate bases, the King of the white side in the form of Napoleon, Qing, the largest figure (red King) measuring 8ž" high.

Provenance: Private collection, France.

ÂŁ2,000-4,000

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218

A LARGE PAIR OF IVORY THRONE FIGURES OF QIANLONG AND HIS CONSORT, the Emperor seated on a dragon throne and wearing a dragon robe and head-dress, the Empress seated on a phoenix throne and wearing a phoenix robe and head dress, each figure before a pierced screen with a Qianlong mark and further dragon and phoenix decoration, on stepped bases and wooden stands, late Qing/early Republic, 24" high overall (2)

Provenance: The Collection of the late Sonja, Lady McFadzean (1930-2013).

ÂŁ10,000-20,000

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Lot 219

219 A LARGE ROOTWOOD SCHOLARS "ROCK" AND STAND of complex gnarled form, late Qing/Republic, circa 30" across

220

A VERY RARE PAIR OF RED WAX ALTAR CANDLES, possibly Imperial, of tapering square form, decorated in relief with Buddhist symbols and scrolling foliage between geometric bands, Qing, probably 18th century, the main sections 9¾" high (2)

These fine candles represent a rare survival for a work of art in such a fragile material. There appears to be no precedent for surviving Imperial candles with which to compare the present lot. The decoration of Buddhist emblems on these candlesticks is consistent with decoration on 18th century works of art in other materials.

Provenance: Private collection, East Dorset, by descent within the same family since the late 19th century and reputed to have come from the Summer Palace.

£1,500-2,500

£500-1,000

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Lot 220

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221 A LARGE CARVED WOOD ARCHITECTURAL PANEL decorated with birds perched on branches among blossoming foliage, on a pierced ground, with scroll borders, Qing, 42½" long £400-600

222 A CARVED COCONUT SHELL BOWL decorated with gilt shou roundels within a band of scrolls and precious objects, Qing, 5" dia. £150-300

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CHINESE FURNITURE

The auctioneers are grateful to Colin Forshaw for his assistance in cataloguing this section.

Lot 238 131


225 A YUMU RECESSED LEG ALTAR TABLE, the fielded panel top above scroll spandrels and round legs, Qing, 34" high x 71½" long £300-600

226 A PAIR OF YUMU "OFFICIALS HAT" SIDE CHAIRS with panelled seats and scroll spandrels, on half-round legs, Qing, 43" high (2) £200-400

227 AN ELM AND MIXED WOODS SIDE TABLE with a stained finish, the top with a three-plank panel above shaped spandrels and round legs, Qing, 31" high x 70½" long £300-600

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228 A RARE SMALL LACQUERED YUMU RECESSED LEG SIDE TABLE, the fielded panel top above shaped spandrels continuing into fluted legs with shaped terminals and twin end stretchers, with original lacquer surface, Qing, 35" high x 43" long ÂŁ3,000-5,000

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229 A PAIR OF LACQUERED ELM ELBOW CHAIRS, possibly Jumu, with shaped top rails and plain splats on panelled seats, above half-round legs with twin side stretchers and a front foot-rest and back stretcher, with original lacquer surface, Qing, 45½" high (2) £500-1,000

230 A MIXED SOFTWOOD GAMES TABLE, the plank-panelled top above a frieze with giltwood narrative panels, within carved and pierced spandrels, on round legs, Qing, 32½" high x 40" wide £300-600

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231 A HONGMU CORNER-LEG SIDE TABLE, the single-panel fielded top above a waisted frieze with moulding above carving of bats and precious objects among clouds and scrolls, on re-entrant square legs, the underside with an old label for Wang Shing in Guangdong Province, Qing, 33" high x 70½" long

Provenance: Mr and Mrs G. Falconer Fry; Joe Fry (1915-1950); Pat Fry (1920-2012) (nee Grant); and thence by descent.

This lot was the hall table at the Fry Family home at North Hill, Downside, West Town, near Bristol.

ÂŁ2,000-4,000

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232 A HONGMU DISPLAY STAND carved to simulate bamboo, with seven shelves, late Qing/ Republic, 30" high x 19½" wide £200-400

233 A GILT RED LACQUER STAND, the circular lotus-edged top above shoulders carved in relief with flowerheads and foliage, on cabriole scroll legs and a circular base, late 19th/early 20th century, 25" high £400-600

234 A PAIR OF HONGMU AND MARBLE CIRCULAR DISPLAY STANDS with foliate-carved friezes on straight legs and claw feet, Qing, 18½" high x 16½" dia. (2) £300-600

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235 A RARE INCISED RED LACQUER CORNER-LEG CENTRE TABLE, the square top on a waisted frieze and square straight legs, the original lacquer surface incised with flowers and other motifs, Qing, probably Kangxi, 32½" high x 30½" wide £5,000-10,000

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236 A SMALL HONGMU FREESTANDING CORNER-LEG WRITING TABLE, the wamu-inset top above three frieze drawers and straight square legs, Qing, 31" high x 29" wide £1,500-2,500

237 A HONGMU KANG TABLE, the fielded panel rectangular top above a waisted frieze over shoulders densely carved with flowerheads among cloud scrolls, on inswept legs, late Qing/Republic, 16" high x 37" wide £500-1,000

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238 A FINE PAIR OF "ZITAN" HORSESHOE-BACK ARMCHAIRS, the outswept serpentine splats with dragon-carved and pierced tops, on cane-panelled rectangular seats, over round legs with shaped spandrels and carved foliate scroll details, the legs united by half-round stretchers and a front foot board, late Qing/Republic, 39" high (2)

It has been suggested by an authority on Chinese furniture that the wood used to make these handsome chairs is a type of zitan, used by craftsmen during the late the late Qing period.

Provenance: Private collection, Oxfordshire.

ÂŁ3,000-6,000

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239 A TIELIMU CORNER-LEG SIDE TABLE, the panelled top above a waisted frieze and pierced scroll spandrels, on square straight legs, Qing, 34" high x 35½" wide £200-400

240 A LARGE HARDWOOD DISPLAY STAND, the square top with a gadrooned edge above a waisted frieze, on densely-carved shoulders and legs showing dragons among cloud scrolls, the slightly outswept legs standing on a conforming base with a circular cross stretcher, 20th century, 37" high x 23" wide £2,000-4,000

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241 A FINE LACQUERED SOFTWOOD CORNER-LEG CENTRE TABLE, the panelled top with a moulded edge, above an open waist with ruyi moulding and spandrels, over half-round legs, Qing, 18th century, with original lacquer surface, 33" high x 34½" wide £2,500-4,000

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242 A WALNUT STORAGE CABINET with a panelled top and sides, the doors enclosing an arrangement of shelves and drawers, above a dragon-scroll frieze, Qing, 50" high x 29" wide ÂŁ1,000-2,000

243 A PAINTED AND LACQUERED RECTANGULAR CHEST, the front decorated with scholars and dignitaries in a garden landscape, the top and other sides showing butterflies, fruit and foliage, within foliate borders, Qing, on a later stand with cross-stretcher, 36" high overall x 17" wide

Lot 343 142

ÂŁ300-500


CHINESE AND JAPANESE PAINTINGS

Lot 254 143


Lot 245

Lot 247

245 CHINESE ARTIST, late Qing/Republic A view of Hong Kong with a sampan moored beside a pagoda and other buildings, with hills beyond, titled and inscribed lower right, 10¾" x 18½" £300-600

Lot 246

246 CHINESE ARTIST, Republic period Two ladies in a landscape, both holding fans and trying to catch dragonflies, reverse painted glass, 19" x 13" £300-600 247 CHINESE ARTIST, probably Qing A half-length portrait of a young emperor, probably Qianlong, seated and wearing a dragon robe, reverse painting on glass, 4¼" x 2¾", in a modern frame £200-400 144


248 CHINESE ARTIST, 17th century A falcon perched on a rocky outcrop with waves below, watercolour on silk, 49½" x 16½", within a patterned silk border £1,000-2,000

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249 ZENG ZHILIU, 20th century Two mountain landscape views, one showing figures crossing a bridge, the lower rocky outcrop with an overhanging tree, the other showing a path through rocks with buildings above, each with seal marks and inscriptions, watercolour on paper, 42" x 18½", within a patterned silk border (2) £500-1,000

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250 SHEN BAOZHEN (1820-1879) A mythical narrative study showing a figure holding peaches beside a white lion, in a heavenly mountain landscape with trees and clouds, the top with a round seal mark relating to the Taiping Era, the reverse with an attached inscription and seal mark, watercolour and bodycolour on silk, 63½" x 16½", within a patterned silk border £500-1,000

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251

WU HUFAN (1894-1968) Two mountain landscape views, each showing buildings beside lakes with mountains above, with seal marks and inscriptions, wash on paper, the larger painting 37" x 14½", the smaller work 31½" x 14½", mounted as scrolls with patterned silk borders.

Provenance: Private collection, thought to have been acquired in Shanghai in 1920's/30's.

£1,500-3,000

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252

CIRCLE OF ZHANG ZHENSHI (1914-1992), A period portrait of Mao Zedong (1893-1976), oil on canvas, 66" x 50", unframed

This painting almost certainly derives from the period of Chairman Mao's time in office. The aging of the canvas and stretcher suggests that it was painted in the 1950's or 60's. It is clearly a copy or version of the official portrait which still hangs in Tiananmen Square that was painted by Zhang Zhenshi (1914-1992). The present lot represents a rare period survival of a portrait of Mao. Its' size suggests that it most likely originally hung in a public building in China.

ÂŁ3,000-6,000

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253 JAPANESE ARTIST, late Edo period A six-fold painted and gilt screen, showing boys playing in a garden landscape, with rocks, pine and prunus blossom, the sky with gold-splashed decoration, watercolour and bodycolour on paper, within a patterned silk border, 67" high x c.150" long overall ÂŁ500-1,000

153


254 RANSHITSU (Japanese Meiji Period) Cranes in flight before the sun setting beside Mt. Fuji, with further cranes beside a lake below, inscribed and with seal marks lower left, watercolour on silk, 38½" x 21½", in a giltwood frame £300-600

154


JAPANESE NETSUKE from several private collection s

Lot 283 155


255 AN IVORY SEAL-TYPE NETSUKE carved as a guardian lion with its' head turned backwards, Edo period, late 18th/early 19th century, 1¾" high £200-400

256 AN IVORY NETSUKE OF A DOG, the canine seated on its' hind legs and wearing a collar and bell, on a crescent-shaped base, Edo period, late 18th/early 19th century, 1½" high £200-400

257 AN IVORY NETSUKE OF A DOUBLEGOURD, with two smaller vegetables and a leaf beside, late Edo/ Meiji, 1½" across £150-300

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258 AN IVORY NETSUKE OF A MOTHER AND CHILD, both reclining, the mother holding a fan, Edo period, late 18th/early 19th century, 1½" long £200-400

259 AN IVORY NETSUKE OF TWO BOYS climbing on a sack, Edo period, late 18th/early 19th century, 1½" long £150-300

260 AN IVORY NETSUKE OF A RECLINING FIGURE, the man with his arms folded behind his head, Edo period, late 18th/early 19th century, 2" long £200-400

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261 AN IVORY NETSUKE OF A RECLINING FIGURE holding a scroll in one hand and scratching his back with the other, Edo period, late 18th/early 19th century, 2" long

Lot 261

£150-300 262 AN IVORY NETSUKE OF A BEARDED MAN standing upright and holding a jar aloft, Edo period, late 18th/early 19th century, 3" high £150-300 263 AN IVORY NETSUKE OF A PLUMP PRIEST holding a staff, Edo period, late 18th/early 19th century, 2¼" high; and another ivory netsuke of Hotei, 19th century, 1¾" high (2)

Lot 262

£150-300 264 A STAG ANTLER SASHI NETSUKE carved as a monkey holding a rock, with a dragon below, the end unscrewing to reveal a small cavity, late Edo/Meiji, 6" long £150-300 265 A STAG ANTLER SASHI NETSUKE of a monkey climbing on rocks with crabs below, the end unscrewing to reveal a small cavity, late Edo/Meiji, 5¾" long £200-400 266 A STAG ANTLER SASHI NETSUKE of a Ashinaga perched on rocks pulling up a catch, the end unscrewing to reveal a small cavity, late Edo/Meiji, 6" long

Lot 263

£200-400

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Lots 264, 265 and 266

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267 AN IVORY NETSUKE OF A WOMAN AND CHILD, the female figure standing upright and with ornate dress and curls in her hair, the child on her shoulder, Edo period, late 18th/early 19th century, 3" high £200-400

268 A STAG ANTLER OR BONE NETSUKE OF A SENNIN, the figure standing upright and wearing rustic clothes, holding a staff and gourd, Edo period, late 18th/early 19th century, 3" high £200-400

269 AN IVORY NETSUKE OF FUKUROKUJU, the upright figure stroking his beard and holding a staff, Edo period, late 18th/early 19th century, 2¼" high £150-300

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270 AN IVORY NETSUKE OF A MAN AND MONKEY, the figure kneeling beside a pestle and mortar, possibly making rice cakes, signed Tamaichi, late Edo/Meiji, 1½" high £200-400

271 AN IVORY NETSUKE OF TWO FIGURES PLAYING GO, both kneeling and wrestling over the board game, signed Gyokuhou?, late Edo/Meiji, 1¾" long £200-400

272 AN IVORY NETSUKE OF A DEMON CATCHER AND ONI, the figure seated holding a drum and looking upwards, the demon on his shoulder, signed Yugetsu/Tomotsuki, late Edo/Meiji, 2" high £200-400

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273 AN IVORY NETSUKE OF A MAN AND BIRD, the figure seated beside a basket feeding the creature, signed Minamihara/Nanbara?, Meiji, 1¾" long £60-80

274 AN IVORY NETSUKE OF A MAN AND RAT, the figure seated beside a sack with the rodent on top, signed Minamihara/Nanbara?, Meiji, 1¾" long £100-200

275 TWO IVORY NETSUKE, one of a man seated on a bale of straw with a rat and mallet beside, Meiji, 1¼" high; the other of a boy blowing a horn and holding a container, signed, Meiji, 2" high (2) £100-200

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276 AN IVORY NETSUKE OF JUROJIN RIDING A DEER, the figure holding a scroll, the deer standing on a gourd, signed, Kouzan/Hikariyama, late Edo/Meiji, 2" high £200-400

277 AN IVORY NETSUKE OF ASHINAGA AND TENAGA playing a drum, one figure standing upright holding the drum over his shoulder while the other underneath plays it, signed Masatsugu, late Edo/Meiji, 2" high £200-400

278 AN IVORY NETSUKE OF A MAN WITH A SCROLL, the figure reclining and with a jovial expression, signed Yoshimasa, late Edo/Meiji, 1½" long £150-300

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279 AN IVORY NETSUKE "Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil", the three monkeys seated in a typical pose, signed Ikkou?, Meiji, 1½" wide £200-400

280 TWO IVORY BOAT NETSUKES, one vessel covered with a bamboo canopy and with figures dining inside, signed Tonshi?, Meiji, 3" long; the other of open form and with a man and three mythical animals inside, signed Gyokushi, Meiji, 2½" long (2) £200-400

281 AN IVORY NETSUKE OF HOTEI, the plump god reclining with one knee raised and holding a fan on one shoulder, unsigned, late Edo/Meiji, 1½" long £80-150

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282 AN IVORY NETSUKE OF FOUR GODS OF GOOD FORTUNE, showing Ebisu, Daikoku, Hotei and Jurojin, all seated and holding brushes, looking upwards with pleased expressions, signed Gazan, late Edo/Meiji, 2" wide £500-1,000

283 AN IVORY NETSUKE OF A DEMON CATCHER AND SEVERAL ONI, the upper demon seated in a cauldron and playing havoc with the demon catcher who is crawling under the table with an alarmed expression, signed Masamitsu/Shokou (possibly Kikugawa), the base with an old collectors label for no.120, late Edo/Meiji, 2" high £500-1,000

284 AN IVORY NETSUKE OF A MAN AND BELL, the figure seated partly inside the bell and leaning out with his head on one arm, the bell with archaic decoration, signed, 1¾" long £600-800

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285 A WOOD NETSUKE OF A SENNIN, the upright figure wearing a patterned robe and holding a staff and gourd, Edo period, late 18th/early 19th century, 2¼" high £200-400

286 A WOOD NETSUKE OF A BIRD AND SHELLS, the creature perched on the shells and trying to open one with its' beak, Edo period, late 18th/early 19th century, 2¼" long £100-200

287 A HORN NETSUKE OF HOTEI, the standing figure with his arms folded behind his head, late Edo/Meiji, 1½" high; and another netsuke carved from a nut depicting a man's face, signed, 2" long (2) £80-150

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288 A GURI LACQUER INRO GROUP, the exterior of the inro with stylised scroll decoration, the interior with speckled gold lacquer, late Edo/Meiji, 3" long; together with an ivory netsuke in the form of an Arhat mask, the reverse with a rosary and whip, signed Tani, with an old collectors label no.153, late Edo/Meiji, 1¾" high; and a lacquer ojime measuring 0½" wide

Provenance: Private collection, West Dorset.

£1,000-2,000 167


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JAPANESE OKIMONO, SHIBAYA M A, L ACQUER AND METALWORK

Lot 313 169


290 AN IVORY "THREE MONKEYS" TUSK VASE carved with the three mystic monkeys representing "Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil", Meiji, on a foliate wood base, 8¾" high £600-800

291 A PAIR OF IVORY TUSK VASES decorated with narrative scenes showing figures discoursing in a landscape with trees and clouds above, Meiji, on gilt-decorated quatrefoil wood stands, 9" high overall (2) £1,000-2,000

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292 A PAIR OF FINE IVORY TUSK VASES carved with male and female figures in a garden landscape with mountains beyond, trees and clouds above, Meiji, on wooden stands, 10" high overall (2) ÂŁ3,500-4,500

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293 A BRONZE AND IVORY FIGURE OF A FEMALE MUSICIAN, the lady standing upright and looking into the distance wearing a hat, holding a stringed instrument in her right hand, signed Houju, on a naturalistic hardwood base, Meiji, 8" high overall £800-1,200

294 A PARCEL-GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF A WOOD-CUTTER standing upright and looking into the sky, wearing a basket on his back and holding an axe to one side, Meiji, 9¼" high, on a pierced hardwood rectangular stand, 13" high overall £2,000-4,000

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295 AN IVORY, WOOD AND LACQUER FIGURE OF A CARPENTER, the man seated holding a mallet aloft, wearing a patterned silk gown decorated with foliate motifs, various objects and implements on the floor around him, signed Chikusai, on a naturalistic hardwood base, Meiji, 9" high overall ÂŁ2,500-3,500

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296 TWO IVORY FIGURAL OKIMONO, the larger example of a cormorant fisherman, standing on rocks with two birds below and holding a pipe, signed, Meiji, 8" high; the other figure of a man standing beside a fence and flowers and looking upwards holding a pipe, signed, Meiji, 7" high (2) £500-1,000

297 AN IVORY OKIMONO OF A FISHERMAN, the figure holding a harpoon and looking upwards and shouting, standing on rocks and waves, signed, Meiji, 7¾" high, on a naturalistic hardwood base, 8¾" high overall £1,200-1,500

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298 A FINE LARGE IVORY OKIMONO OF A FISHERMAN AND BOY, the adult wearing a wide-brimmed hat and holding a cormorant being fed by the boy below, both figures with a pleased expression, signed Shuzan/Kozan, Meiji, 14½" high.

Provenance: The Herbert Wallace (1890-1974) Collection of Japanese Ivory.

£2,000-4,000

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299 AN IVORY OKIMOMO OF A SHINTO SHRINE, the central large deity figure with inlaid eyes standing in front of a flame bocage under a canopy, on a lotus base with worshippers below, signed Tamahide or Gyokushu with a seal for Uchida, late Edo/Meiji, 8½" high £1,500-2,500

300 A FINE IVORY TUSK BOX, the cover with a disc finial and carved with a monkey, the body further carved with monkeys and elephants, Meiji, 6½" high £2,000-4,000

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301 A FINE LARGE IVORY OKIMONO OF JUROJIN, the jovial god with a boy and peaches on his head, and holding a staff in one hand and a basket of further peaches in the other, with a ram below, signed Seizan, Meiji, 14½" high, on a naturalistic hardwood stand, 17½" high overall £5,000-7,000

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302 AN IVORY TUSK BOX, the cover with a monkey finial and decoration, the sides carved in relief with monkeys eating grapes and being bitten by a wasp, on three scroll feet, Meiji, 5¾" high £1,000-2,000

303 AN IVORY TUSK BOX, the cover with a monkey finial and carved with various animals, the sides carved in relief with elephants, tigers, monkeys and lions, Meiji (lacking base), 5½" high £600-800

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304 A FINE IVORY OKIMONO OF A FISHERMAN standing on rocks and holding a harpoon and a hat, signed Hidemitsu/Shukou, Meiji, 10¼" high £3,000-5,000

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Lot 305

Lot 306

305 A GOLD-LACQUERED TRAY of quatrefoil shape, the centre decorated with six rectangular gilt lacquer panels of various views, signed and inscribed Yukisai Aburakamesai Choumin, the back decorated with speckled gold lacquer, late Edo/Meiji, 22" x 35½" £500-1,000 306 A WOOD AND IVORY PANEL showing a man carved in high relief riding a tiger with a dragon among cloud scrolls above, Meiji/Taisho, 37" x 21" £1,500-2,000

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Lot 307

Lot 308

307 A LACQUER, MOTHER OF PEARL AND IVORY PANEL showing an elegant lady seated and engaged in ikebana, signed, Meiji, 14" x 18" £1,500-2,000 308 A LACQUERED WOOD, MOTHER OF PEARL AND IVORY PANEL showing a man holding a basket and flowers, Meiji, 26" x 15½" £400-600

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Lot 309

309 A PAIR OF JAPANESE BRONZE VASES modelled in high relief with ducks, Meiji, mounted for use as lamp bases, 13" high (2)

311 FOUR IVORY OR BONE NETSUKE/ OKIMONO, two of short figures on tripod bases, Meiji, 2" high; another of a man holding a basket, Meiji/Taisho, 2" high; and another of a woman and child, 2½" high (4)

£600-800

£100-200

310 FOUR SMALL IVORY OKIMONO, one of an artist at work, signed, Meiji, 3" long; another of a man holding a bowl, signed, Meiji, 3" high; and two other figures (4) £200-400

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OKIMONO AND SHIBAYA M A FR OM T WO IMPORTA N T PR I VAT E COL L E CT IONS

Lot 315 183


Lot 312

312 A FINE IVORY OKIMONO FIGURE GROUP showing a maiden holding a wing and wearing flowing gowns, with a man and boy below, signed Suzuki Nobuyuki, late Edo/Meiji, 7¾" high.

The scene depicted in this carving is probably from the traditional Japanese legend of the Grateful Crane.

313 AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE IVORY OKIMONO OF AN ARHAT, the emaciated figure with fine facial details and wearing long robes decorated with dragons and scrolls, holding a ruyi sceptre and a bowl with a dragon below emanating from it, the base with an old collection label, signed Eyama/Kouzan, late Edo/Meiji, 9½" high

Provenance: Private collection, West Dorset.

£1,500-3,000

Provenance: M. Papier Collection, no. 29. Private collection, West Dorset.

£3,000-6,000

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Lot 313

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Lot 314

314 A FINE IVORY OKIMONO OF A MAN AND ONI, the figure holding a basket of soya beans in one hand and throwing some with the other, standing with one foot raised on top of the demon, wearing robes decorated with flowerheads and foliage and a sword to the reverse, old collection label underneath, signed Togyokusai Toshiaki, late Edo/Meiji, 8¼" high

This carving probably depicts the tradition of throwing roasted soya beans on the last day of winter to slay demons.

Provenance: M. Papier Collection, no. 30. Private collection, West Dorset.

£2,000-4,000 315 AN IMPORTANT IVORY OKIMONO FIGURE GROUP depicting six male and two female figures climbing on a giant conch shell with a dragon emerging from the opening, old collection labels underneath, signed Uyemura or Ueki, late Edo/Meiji, 5½" hig This superb ivory carving was originally owned by Michael Tomkinson, who was one of the key Victorian collectors of Japanese art. It is recorded in the Tomkinson catalogue as a scene from the story of Shutendoji/Oeyama. However, it may also depict the spectre of 'Shusse-bora', the story of giant conch shells who live for three thousand years before being transformed into dragons. The figures climbing on the shell may be yamabushi (Shugendo practitioners) who are trying to capture some of the flesh in the hope of attaining long life.

Provenance: The Michael Tomkinson Collection, no. 12.

M. Papier Collection, no.28.

Private collection, West Dorset.

Literature: Michael Tomkinson "A Japanese Collection in Two Volumes", 1898, Vol.I, page 162

£3,000-6,000

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Lot 316

316 A FINE SILVER AND SHIBAYAMA FOLIATE DISH, the centre with a decagonal panel of fish and flowers finely rendered in mother of pearl on a gold lacquer ground, the surrounding pierced petals each with small ivory ogee panels with further shibayama inlay, the base in speckled gold lacquer, signed Jinko, Meiji, 10" dia.

317 A FINE PAIR OF LACQUER AND SHIBAYAMA VASES, each with two ogee panels decorated in shibayama with birds and blossoming foliage, on a gold-lacquer ground with flowers and other motifs, the long flared necks with silver collars, each vase on a stepped base with six shaped feet, old collection label underneath no. 134, the bases signed on gilt panels Nobukazu/Shinichi, Meiji, 10" high (2)

Provenance: Private collection, West Dorset.

ÂŁ1,000-2,000

Provenance: Private collection, West Dorset.

ÂŁ2,000-4,000

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Lot 317

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318 A FINE SHIBAYAMA MILLEFIORE BOX, the cover and sides richly embellished with carved flowers in different coloured mother of pearl and shells, the interior and underside with speckled gold lacquer, signed Masakazu/Seiichi, Meiji, 5½" long

Provenance: Private collection, West Dorset.

£800-1,500

319 A FINE GOLD LACQUER BOX, the cover and sides decorated with battle scenes, signed, signed 'Yuusai' Edo/Meiji, 5¼" long

Provenance: Private collection, West Dorset.

£800-1,500

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320 A FINE GOLD-LACQUER AND SHIBAYAMA DOUBLE-SIDED TABLESCREEN, the two ogee-topped panels decorated on one side with birds among blossoming foliage with mountains beyond, the smaller lower panels showing mythical beasts and flowers, the other side decorated with arrangements of flowers on the main panels and butterflies and flower motifs below, all on a fine gold-lacquer ground, Meiji, 8" high.

Provenance: Private collection, North Dorset.

ÂŁ4,000-6,000

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321 AN IVORY, GOLD LACQUER AND SHIBAYAMA PHOTOGRAPH FRAME retailed by Halstaff and Hannaford, Regent Street, London, the cover decorated with cranes and other birds among blossoming foliage, Meiji, 6" across £1,500-2,000

322 AN IVORY COVERED KORO with a shishi finial and outswept handles with scroll ends, the body carved with two narrative panels, one showing figures in a mountain landscape, the other showing a figure and a dragon above, Meiji, 6½" high £1,500-2,000

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323 AN IVORY RECTANGULAR BOX, the cover carved in shallow relief with three monkeys playing with a crab, signed Tomioka, Meiji, 8" long £2,000-3,000

324 AN IVORY AND WOOD "BASKET WEAVE" RECTANGULAR BOX, the cover decorated with two quail and mother of pearl flowers, Meiji, 11½" long £2,500-3,500

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325 A SMALL IVORY OKIMONO OF A DRUM MAKER, the figure seated beside several instruments, signed, Meiji, 2" high £600-800

326 AN IVORY OKIMONO OF A BIJIN wearing a kimono with finely detailed flower decoration and with a chicken beside her, signed, Meiji, 5" high £600-800

327 AN IVORY OKIMONO OF A MAN AND TWO SMALL DEITIES, the figure standing upright and holding one of the deities at shoulder level, the other small figure below with a mallet and sack, signed, Meiji, 7" high £800-1,200

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328 A SMALL IVORY OKIMONO OF RATS, the two rodents attacking an egg with the chick trying to escape, with inlaid eyes, Meiji, 2½" high £200-400

329 AN IVORY OKIMONO OF A SCHOLAR, the figure seated and engaged in the tea ceremony, Meiji, 2¼" high £200-400

330 AN IVORY OKIMONO OF BARREL MAKERS, the two figures on top at work, signed Tamayuki/ Gyokushi, Meiji, 2½" long £200-400

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331 AN IVORY ORNITHOLOGICAL CARVING, probably depicting a finch, the bird with its' head upright turned slightly to the left, Meiji, 3½" long £100-200

332 A BOXWOOD OKIMONO OF A DRAGON, the creature coiled on top of a round base, signed Gyokumin, Meiji, 2½" wide £200-400

333 AN IVORY PARASOL HANDLE carved with decoration of monkeys, Meiji/Taisho, 12" long £250-350

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334 A SMALL IVORY OKIMONO OF A FRUIT VENDOR, the figure seated with arms raised holding a piece of fruit, signed, Meiji, 2¾" long £600-800

335 A SMALL IVORY OKIMONO OF FOUR FIGURES, two standing and two seated, signed, Meiji, 2" high £600-800

336 A SMALL IVORY OKIMONO FIGURE GROUP of a doctor cleaning a patients ears, the patient seated cross-legged beside a cabinet, signed Kyoji, Meiji, 3½" high £1,000-2,000

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337 AN IRON CIRCULAR TSUBA modelled as a lotus leaf, inscribed 'Echizen-Juu Kinaisaku', Edo period, 3" dia. £150-300

338 AN IRON QUATREFOIL TSUBA modelled as bamboo, inscribed 'Kofu-Juu Sakuma Yoshihide', Edo period, 3" long £100-200

339 AN IRON CIRCULAR TSUBA of plain form pierced with flowers, inscribed 'Akasaka ...saku"? Edo period, 3" dia. £80-150

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340 A STAG ANTLER OKIMONO OF TOADS, humorously carved, the two creatures with inlaid eyes supporting a cup, signed, late Edo/Meiji, 3¼" long £200-400

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341 A GOLD-LACQUERED IVORY TUSK VASE decorated with birds and butterflies among blossoming foliage, Meiji, 6½" high £1,500-2,000

342 AN IVORY "DRAGON" TUSK BOX finely carved in relief with dragons among cloud scrolls with inlaid eyes, Meiji, 4½" high £1,000-2,000

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Lot 343

343 AN IVORY "BOAT PARTY" OKIMONO, of sectional construction, the open vessel with seven characters, probably the Gods of Good Fortune, the centre of the boat with a bonsai tree on a stand, signed, Meiji, 15" long, on a wave-carved hardwood stand

Lot 344

£800-£1,500

344 A CLOISONNÉ GOURD VASE with leaf-modelled handles above a polychrome band of flowers, the main rounded body with birds and flowers on a diaper ground, the base with a seal mark, Edo/Meiji, 13.75" high

£200-£400

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Duke’s AUCTIONEERS SINCE 1823

Glossary of Cataloguing Terms The auctioneers are always pleased to discuss individual lots with prospective purchasers prior to the auction and will provide condition reports on request. If you require clarification of any terms employed in the catalogue please do not hesitate to seek advice. The auctioneers are also pleased to discuss lots which may have been altered, repaired, or restored. The term basically used in conjunction with a date (ie. basically 18th century) indicates that, in our opinion, the item may have undergone restoration, repair, or alteration. It also indicates that only an element of the piece may date from the period stated in the description. The absence of the term basically does not imply that an item is without restoration, repair, or alteration. The use of inverted comas around a word or phrase (ie. “pearl”) indicates that the piece, or object, may not be what it is purporting to be. (ie. a simulated pearl). If you are in doubt our specialists are available prior to the auction to offer guidance and advice. With Chinese ceramics and works of art, if the catalogue states that the object in question bears a mark, but it does not state “and of the period” it indicates that we believe the lot in question may not date from the period suggested by the mark. Clearly, references to the colour of jade are subjective and again buyers are advised to inspect personally any items on which they intend to bid to ensure the colour meets with their expectation. Care is taken to ensure that any statement as to authorship, attribution, origin, date and provenance is reliable and accurate, but all such statements of opinion and are not to be taken as statement or representations of fact. Hy. Dukes & Son reserve the right, in forming their opinion, to consult and rely upon any expert or authority reasonably considered by them to be reliable. Descriptions of property in this catalogue do not always indicate condition, repair or damage. Buyers are earnestly advised to inspect personally any lot they intend to purchase. Weights and measurements are approximate and should be verified by intending purchasers

Paintings, Drawings and Prints A work catalogued with the forename(s) and surname or recognised designation of an artist is, in our opinion, a work by the artist, e.g. NICHOLAS CHEVALIER Attributed to NICHOLAS CHEVALIER ... in our opinion a work of the period of the artist which may be in whole or in part the work of the artist.

Manner of NICHOLAS CHEVALIER ... in our opinion a work executed in the style of the artist but of a later date.

Studio of NICHOLAS CHEVALIER ... in our opinion a work by an unknown hand, which may have been executed in the studio of the artist.

After NICHOLAS CHEVALIER ... in our opinion a copy of any date after a work by the artist.

Circle of NICHOLAS CHEVALIER ... in our opinion a work from the period of the artist and showing his influence. Follower of NICHOLAS CHEVALIER ... in our opinion a work executed in the style of the artist but not necessarily by a pupil.

Signed/inscribed/dated NICHOLAS CHEVALIER ... in our opinion the work has been signed/inscribed/dated by the artist. Bears signature/inscription/date NICHOLAS CHEVALIER ... in our opinion the signature/inscription/date are probably not by the. hand of the artist.

The addition of a question mark after any of the cataloguing terms in the above glossary indicates an element of doubt. The term 'ascribed to' may in certain cases be used to denote a traditional attribution based on style. A work catalogued as 'School' accompanied by the name of a place or country and a date mean that in our opinion the work was executed at that time and in that location, e.g. Dutch School, circa 1700. All reference to signatures, inscriptions and dates refer to the present state of work, i.e. as at the time of inspection for the purpose of cataloguing.

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.

Artist’s Resale Right From mid February 2006 living artists are entitled by law to receive a resale royalty each time their work is resold by or to an art market professional. From 1st January 2012 the Right has been extended to include sales of works by artists who have died within the last 70 years (following the existing term of copyright). Royalties will be payable to the families and beneficiaries of these artists. An art work must be resold for more than 1,000 Euros to qualify for the right. The rates payable are calculated as a percentage of the hammer price and are set out in a sliding scale from 4% to 0.25%. The charge is exclusive of VAT. The auctioneers reserve the right to pass all of the cost to the person buying the qualifying art work

JEWELLERY The contents of any gemmological certificates accompanying lots in this sale are not guaranteed by Duke’s Auctioneers and we cannot be held responsible for any disagreement over the contents of the certificates after the sale, or for a retrospective change in opinion by the certificate issuer. All weights and measurements provided are approximate only. Prospective purchasers should assume that all coloured stones sold by Duke’s Auctioneers have been treated unless otherwise stated to the contrary in the catalogue description. Stones are commonly treated to enhance their colour and clarity. Sapphires and rubies are commonly heat treated and emeralds commonly oiled. Jade/jadeite is often bleached, polymer/resin filled or dyed. Please contact Duke’s for more clarification on treatment in individual lots. Items containing rubies or jade/jadeite of Burmese origin are not permitted for import by the USA.


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.

(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

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.

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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.

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

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 22% 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.

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. (3) The Auctioneer may require a deposit of 5% of the hammer price immediately. If the buyer is unable to meet this requirement to the Auctioneer’s satisfaction they reserve the right to cancel the sale immediately. 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.

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).


Duke’s AUCTIONEERS SINCE 1823

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. 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. You will be asked for a deposit to bid online at this auction. 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. Please 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. It will not be possible to bid on premium lots online. Clicking the bid button is a commitment to buy

THIRD PARTY LIABILITY Any person or his personal property at 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. IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING REGISTRATION If you wish to bid at this auction you will need to register and provide proof of identity. If you intend to bid on premium lots marked with a you will be required to pay a deposit, which will be refunded within 7 working days (without interest) if you are not successful. For more information and a registration form please contact the auction.


Duke’s AUCTIONEERS SINCE 1823

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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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Duke’s Thursday, 22nd May. Asian Art.

Asian Art 亚洲艺术品 2014

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Thursday, 22nd May

Dukes Asian Art May 2014  

Duke's first specialist Asian Art sale of 2014

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