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REFLECTIONS OF THE ORIENT Melplash Court Dorset

Duke’s AUCTIONEERS SINCE 1823

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On the instructions of the Trustees of the Fran Lewis Millenium Settlement and Mrs Fran Lewis.

Thursday, 23rd September, 2010 at 10.30 am Auction on the premises Melplash Court, Melplash, Dorset DT6 3UH JADES AND HARDSTONES

LOTS 1000 – 1094

CHINESE ROBES AND TEXTILES

LOTS 1095 – 1108D

ORIENTAL WORKS OF ART

LOTS 1109 – 1121

IVORY

LOTS 1227 – 1158

WOODEN OBJECTS FOR THE Enjoyment of scholars

LOTS 1160 – 1218

BRONZES AND SCULPTURE INCLUDING A SUKHOTHAI GOLD MOUNT

LOTS 1219 – 1252

JAPANESE WOOD, LACQUER And Bronze

LOTS 1265 – 1267

ORIENTAL JEWELLERY

LOTS 1271 – 1279

CHINESE AND SOUTH EAST ASIAN CERAMICS

LOTS 1298 – 1363

A VIEW OF THE ORIENT CHINESE PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS THAI, INDO-PERSIAN AND JAPANESE ART

LOTS 1370 – 1426

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Duke’s

An Important Pair Of Chinese Imperial Vases in the Tibetan style, each with a Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period, 10” high Sold for £478,000

AUCTIONEERS SINCE 1823

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LOCATION AND CONTACT INFORMATION

Location: Melplash Court, Melplash, Dorset DT6 3UH is located between Bridport and Beaminster on the A3066. The house is approached through wrought iron gates at the end of a long tree-lined drive. Enquiries: From 18th September onwards Tel: 01308 488418 Prior to 18th September Tel: 01305 265080 Fax: 01305 260101 enquiries@dukes-auctions.com The Dorchester Fine Art Salerooms Weymouth Avenue Dorchester Dorset DT1 1QS

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BUYERS INFORMATION

Registration: If you intend to bid please register in advance. Please remember we may request proof of identity. Commission bids: If you are unable to attend the auction in person we will be pleased to execute commission (absentee) bids on your behalf. Lots will be purchased as cheaply as allowed by other bids and reserves. Commissions must be received at least 48 hours before the auction.

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Mobile telephones: Reception is poor in the house and the grounds.

Condition reports: An indication of condition is not generally printed in the catalogue, but prospective buyers are welcome to request a condition report up to 48 hours before the auction. Please bear in mind that whilst we endeavour to provide an accurate representation the ultimate responsibility is with the buyer and we strongly recommend you personally view any lots on which you intend to bid.

Illustrations: If you would like a more detailed image of an illustrated lot, or an image of an item which is not illustrated, we will be delighted to send them by email. Requests must be received at least 48 hours before the auction.

Estimates: Estimates are prepared well in advance of the auction and are subject to revision. Our specialists are always pleased to discuss individual lots with intending purchasers.

Refreshments: Will be available on the auction and viewing days in the marquee on the north lawn.

Terms and Conditions: It is important that you read our terms and conditions of sale at the back of this catalogue in conjunction with the glossary of cataloguing terms.

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payment and collection

Payment: The auctioneers are unable to accept payment by cheque from buyers not known to them. Intending purchasers who wish to pay by cheque are asked to instruct their bank to contact the auctioneers bank (Nat West, 49 South Street, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1DW, (tel: 01202 444711) as early as possible to confirm clearance in writing up to a stated maximum amount. In the absence of such information purchasers will not be permitted to remove goods until their cheques have been cleared.

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Debit Cards: We are delighted to accept debit cards as a form of payment

Buyers Premium: 19.5% plus VAT on the hammer price

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Collection: Items not collected by 4pm on Friday 24th September 2010 will be transported to store at the buyer’s expense. The buyer will also be responsible for arranging their own insurance and any subsequent storage charges. Limited clearance may be possible whilst the auction is in progress.

access and transport

Access: E ntry strictly by catalogue (admits two people). At busy times access to some rooms may be restricted for safety reasons. Your cooperation is appreciated. The house and grounds include uneven and slippery surfaces and viewing is entirely at your own risk.

Parking: Visitors are requested to park along the drive and in the grounds as directed by attendants and signage.

By Air: There are airports at Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Bournemouth. By Train: There is a regular service from London to Dorchester South Station in Dorset and Crewkerne in Somerset. For details contact National Rail Enquiries on 0871 2003456.

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With homes in Thailand and connections throughout the Far East, the late Tim Lewis, and his delightful wife Fran, acquired a passion for all things Oriental – jades, paintings, ceramics and works of art. From correspondence, Tim Lewis was a good friend of James Lally, and kept both his and Giuseppe Eskenazi’s exhibition catalogues. The jade collection offered here very much follows the lines of others sold in London, such as “Dr. Newton’s Zoo” sold by Bluetts in 1981, and Philip Cardeiro’s sold by Knapton Rasti last year. The dates range from the Neolithic period up to the Qing dynasty, but owing to conflicting opinions as to exact dating the words “probably” and “possibly” have been widely used. Brian (now Aidan) Morgan, who had one of the best eyes and the greatest knowledge for such things in his generation, does say in his introduction to “Dr. Newton’s Zoo”: “In discussing date nothing more has been done than to suggest certain possibilities and comparisons have often been made with other examples …. quality and date can not be equated … a jade carving whose principal virtue should lie in an indefinable power to delight”. I feel that many of the pieces in this collection have that indefinable power to delight. The small group dating to two thousand or more years ago are representative of their respective period, but the much larger group dating from the 11th to the 17th century have been often re-dated since the important exhibition “Chinese Jade Throughout the Ages” at the Victorian and Albert Museum in 1975. Many more are now thought to date from the Ming dynasty rather than earlier. Carol Michaelson, whose cataloguing of the Joseph Hotung Collection at the British Museum is an example to us all, says in her introduction to the Cardeiro Collection at Knapton Rasti that the dating is very problematic as there is, as yet, no scientific method of testing, and that the main dating criteria rests only on stylistic grounds. I therefore hope that both collectors and dealers will view the jades and small objects in the Lewis Collection with the same pleasure that I have had in helping Duke’s with the catalogue. They will, of course, use their own knowledge, experience and expertise in judging the individual examples, which demonstrate the good taste and refined “eye” of both Tim and Fran Lewis.

Anthony du Boulay F.S.A. Dorchester, August, 2010.

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j ade s a nd h ar d stones


1000. A  WHITE JADE MONKEY with young, holding a peach, the larger animal with a finely carved line of fur along its’ spine, the stone of even colour with attractive russet inclusions to the top of the head and two limbs of the larger animal, probably late Ming/early Qing, 52mm

1003. A  YELLOW AND BROWN JADE FLATTENED BROCADED BALL carved with three bats in relief tied together with a ribbon, Qing, 58mm

£500-1000

£2000-4000

This may be compared to the yellow and brown jade monkey in the McElney Collection, which might suggest an earlier date.

1004. A PALE CELADON JADE TOAD crouching with head turned to the left, with a pomegranate on the right side, probably Qianlong, 62mm

£500-1000

1001. A  PALE CELADON FIGURE OF A TOAD crouching with head turned to the left, a branch in the mouth, with russet inclusions, Qing, 57mm

£500-1000

1005. A  CELADON JADE CROUCHING HOUND with a bell on the collar, one side with russet inclusions, probably Ming, 55mm 1002. A  DARK BROWN AND CELADON JADE TAOTIE MASK with limbs at either end, Qing, 64mm

£500-1000

This figure appears to belong to the group that Brian Morgan argues may belong to the Southern Song period in “Dr. Newton’s Zoo”, p.18.

£200-400

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1006. A  BLACK JADE CROUCHING OX with lighter inclusions on one flank, probably Ming , 70mm, with a carved hardwood stand

1008. A  CELADON AND BROWN JADE of a crouching mythical beast, possibly Song/ early Ming, 62mm, on a hardwood stand

£1500-3000

1007. A CELADON AND BLACK JADE of a crouching feline, probably Ming , 45mm

£300-600

£200-400

1009. A  CELADON JADE CRAB with dark brown markings to the upper part, probably late Ming/Qing, 52mm

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£500-1000


1010. A PALE CELADON JADE HORSE with head turned back and a monkey holding the halter, with grey inclusions, probably Ming , 62mm

£400-700

1012. A CELADON JADE PEBBLE carved as a crouching buddhistic lion with head turned to the left, with almost black inclusions, probably Southern Song/Ming, 65mm

£300-600

1011. A  CELADON JADE PARROT with head turned back holding a millet spray, with attractive russet inclusions, probably Song/Yuan, 72mm, with a hardwood stand.

1013. A  YELLOW JADE BIRD, the head slightly turned to the left, with legs tucked underneath, the tail feathers with slight brown markings, probably Yuan/Song, 64mm

The manner in which the tail is carved to resemble a finger citrus could point to an early Qing sculptor working in the Yuan manner.

£1000-2000

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£1000-2000


1014. A  YELLOWISH CELADON BIRD holding a millet spray in the beak, with slight brown inclusions, probably Song , 72mm

1016. A PALE CELADON AND BLACK JADE QILIN in crouched position with head turned back, possibly Ming, 70mm

£500-1000

1015. A  BURNT JADE of a buddhistic lion, with curled body and head turned back to the left, probably Ming , 65mm, on a hardwood stand

£400-700

£500-1000

1017. A PALE CELADON AND GREY/ BLACK JADE of a recumbent horse with head across the back, with finely carved mane and tail, Southern Song or later, 90mm

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£800-1600


1018. A YELLOW JADE FIGURE OF AN ARCHAISTIC HORSE with hindquarters raised, with slight russet inclusions, 72mm

£500-1000

1020. A YELLOW JADE BUDDHISTIC LION crouching with head turned across back and with knobbly spine and finely carved details, with dark russet inclusions to the extremities, Qing, 90mm, on a hardwood stand. A Yuan or early Ming date has been proposed.

1019. A CHINESE ROCK CRYSTAL SEAL of rounded rectangular form surmounted by a recumbent buddhistic lion with a curly mane, the reverse lightly carved with a leafy branch, Qing , 98mm

£2000-4000

1021. A CHINESE ROCK CRYSTAL SEAL with a square plinth surmounted by a playful buddhistic lion resting a front paw on a ball, Qing, 28mm high £200-400

£200-400

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1022. A  FINE BLACK JADE RECUMBENT CAPARISONED ELEPHANT with head turned to the right, the saddle cloth with Ying-Yang, probably Yuan/early Ming , 110mm, on a hardwood stand

£3000-6000

1023. A  CELADON JADE BUDDHISTIC LION curled with head turned to the left, with finely carved details and slight russet inclusions, probably Qianlong, 72mm, on a hardwood stand

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£1500-3000


1024. A  BROWN/BLACK AND CELADON JADE of a recumbent parrot with head turned to the right, with a chick on the neck and with a bifurcated tail, probably Yuan/early Ming , 95mm, with a carved hardwood stand

ÂŁ1500-3000

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1025. A  MOTTLED CELADON JADE BUDDHISTIC LION crouching with head turned to the left, the tail curled around a hind leg, Qing, 88mm, on a hardwood stand

ÂŁ1000-2000

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1026. A PALE CELADON JADE RECUMBENT MYTHICAL BEAST with head turned backwards, with slight russet inclusions, Qianlong , 85mm, on a hardwood stand

ÂŁ3000-6000

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1027. P  ALE CELADON JADE BELT BUCKLE carved as a recumbent horse with a monkey on the back, the head turned back, with very pale brown inclusions under the head, Qianlong , 85mm

£2000-4000

1028. A WHITE JADE BELT BUCKLE carved as a caparisoned elephant, a flaming pearl in a bowl on the back, Qianlong, 79mm

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£2000-4000


1029. A  PALE CELADON AND RUSSET JADE GOURD of flattened form with a fruiting branch and a squirrel in relief, probably Qianlong , 138mm, on a hardwood stand

ÂŁ1500-3000

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1030. A WHITE JADE BELT BUCKLE carved with a mythical bird with folded wings and a feathery tail, probably Qianlong , 112mm

£1500-2500

Brian Morgan discusses in “Dr. Newton’s Zoo” the dating of these buckles where he states, despite the very fine quality, some examples may be Ming, or earlier.

1031. A GREY JADE BELT BUCKLE carved as a winged mythical bird, 75mm and four celadon jade belt buckles, each with a finial carved as a horned beast, 66mm and various (5)

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£200-400


1032. A FINE WHITE JADE BELT BUCKLE carved as an elephant with head turned back, with slight pale russet inclusions, Qianlong , 60mm, with a hardwood stand ÂŁ1000-2000

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1033. A WHITE JADE OF A RECUMBENT DOG, 30mm, and two similar figures and a mouse with nose between paws, 46mm (4)

£300-600

1034. A  WHITE JADE PENDANT carved as twinned carp with fine detail, probably Qianlong , 64mm

£500-1000

1035. A WHITE JADE PENDANT carved with a cat-fish of flattened form, Middle Qing, 55mm

£300-500

1036. A MOTTLED BROWN AND CELADON PENDANT carved as a fish, probably Ming or earlier, 50mm, another carved as two fish and celadon stained with brown inclusions, and another in black jade with pale celadon underside (3)

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£500-1000


1037. A  PALE CELADON AND BROWN JADE PENDANT carved as a recumbent horse with finely detailed mane and tail, probably Ming , 55mm, and a yellow and russet jade pendant carved as a Qilong on a double-wing, probably Ming or earlier, 58mm (2) £500-1000

1039. A MOTTLED BROWN AND CELADON JADE PENDANT carved as a crouching mouse, probably Ming or earlier, 43mm, and a yellow jade pendant carved as a feline, 38mm (2)

1038. A YELLOW AND BROWN JADE DOG of elongated form, 66mm, a white jade dog and a mottled jade mythical beast with a lion’s head, probably Ming or earlier (3)

1040. A MOTTLED BROWN AND CELADON JADE MYTHICAL BEAST crouching with a lingzhi in the mouth, probably Ming, 58mm

£1000-2000

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£300-600

£500-1000


1041. A MOTTLED BROWN AND CELADON JADE PENDANT carved as a recumbent Bactrian camel, 40mm, and another carved as a recumbent hound, 33mm, both probably Ming (2)

1043. A PALE BROWN JADE PENDANT of archaic form carved as a recumbent horse with burial markings, Qing, 45mm and a mottled brown recumbent feline, the back with a tied cloth, 48mm (2)

£300-600

£200-400

1042. A WHITE JADE TOAD with a pomegranate branch in relief, Qing , 35mm, and a celadon jade squirrel with russet markings, 32mm (2)

1044. A  CELADON JADE FIGURE OF AN OFFICIAL with burial markings, probably Han, 48mm high

£250-450

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£500-1000


1045. A CELADON AND BROWN JADE PENDANT carved as a boy wrapped in a leaf, 78mm, another of a recumbent lady holding a fan, 54mm, and a pale yellow jade pendant carved as two playful chilong, 30mm (3)

1047. A YELLOW JADE SEAL carved as a mythical beast crouching on a rectangular plinth, 45mm, and another seal in pale celadon jade with black markings surmounted by an archaic beast, on a square base, Qing, 31mm (2)

£200-400

£300-600

1046. A CELADON JADE BOY crouching on a basket with brown and russet inclusions, 55mm, two yellowish celadon jade figures of monkeys and a pair of pale celadon jade ornaments in the form of flowers, probably Jin/early Ming , 46mm dia (5)

1048. AN “ARCHAIC” MOTTLED CELADON AND BROWN JADE PENDANT carved as a dragon with a curved body and archaic geometric decoration, possibly Eastern Zhou, 150mm, in a fitted case

£300-500

Jade flowers of this type are regularly excavated from Jin, Yuan and early Ming tombs.

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£100-200


1049. A  N ARCHAIC CELADON JADE CEREMONIAL AXE HEAD lightly carved with a band of scrolls within incised lines, the extremities with brown and russet inclusions, possibly Shang , 95mm, in a fitted box

£200-400

1050. A DARK MOTTLED GREEN JADE chisel pierced at one end, with grey and brown mottling, probably late Neolithic (Liangzu Culture 3400 – 2250BC), 155mm

£200-400

The Peony Collection example is illustrated as plate 50 in “Jades from China” by Angus Forsyth and Brian McElney.

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1050A. A BLACK AND CELADON JADE BI DISC carved with a mythical beast curling around a central aperture, the reverse carved with raised “dots” in a geometric pattern, the stone of lustrous bronze colour on one side and the reverse in celadon with large areas of darker coloured stone, probably Ming, 65mm dia. and a collared bi disc in slightly mottled biscuit-coloured stone, 70mm dia (2)

£500-1000

1051. A DARK CELADON JADE PLAQUE carved as a striding fabulous beast with open jaws, the extremities with some encrustation, probably early Western Zhou, 100mm, in a fitted burr-wood box with a sliding lid

£600-1200

1052. A CELADON GREEN AND RUSSET SNUFF BOTTLE in the form of a pebble, 88mm, a plain celadon and brown jade disc, 60mm and a collection of hardstone pebbles and beads, including an agate carving of a monkey and an archaic style rock crystal carving of a cicada, 42mm (a collection)

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£200-400


1053. AN ARCHAISTIC PALE CREAM AND GREEN JADE BRUSH POT of cylindrical form carved in low relief with two fabulous beasts on a ground of spirals, on three projecting mask feet, the base with a five character inscription in a single line, 91mm, high on a carved wood stand.

ÂŁ300-600

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1054. A SMALL CELADON JADE BI DISC, One side carved with three chilongs, in deep brown stone, the reverse with a dot pattern, middle Qing , the cord with a carved coral bead, 45mm dia. £300-600

1055A. A BROWN AND CELADON JADE ORNAMENT carved on either side as a bat with outspread wings, the well-patinated “chicken-bone” stone with areas of lustrous bronze markings with areas of lighter mottling, probably Ming, 62mm

1055. A JADE BI DISC carved in black relief with two chilongs, on a pale brown ground, the reverse carved with geometric key pattern, on a celadon and pale brown ground, Qing , 70mm dia., on a carved wood stand

£300-600

£500-1000

1056. A CELADON JADE BI DISC carved in pale russet relief with two entwined chilongs, the reverse with a dot pattern, middle Qing, 58mm dia., on a carved wood stand £300-500

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1057. A  CELADON GREEN JADE BI DISC with brown inclusions carved as a fish with tail in mouth, possibly Han, 80mm dia., on a carved wood stand

£200-400

1059. A CELADON JADE BI DISC carved on one side with a Qilong and its’ cub, highlighted with russet inclusions, the reverse with an archaistic geometric pattern, middle Qing, 82mm dia., with a carved wood stand

1058. A MOTTLED GREY GREEN JADE BI DISC carved on one side with two chilongs and the edge with inclusions in various shades of brown, the reverse with a dot pattern, middle Qing , 100mm dia., with a carved wood stand

£300-600

1060. A MOTTLED CELADON JADE DISH of oval form carved with archaic fish, a Lingzhi and a Wan symbol, 100mm £100-200

£300-600

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1060A. A WHITE JADE recumbent hound with paws crossed at the front and the head turned towards the curling tail, with well-defined rib cage and spine, the stone of even white tone, probably Ming , 58mm, now with an attached bead threaded onto a cord

ÂŁ1000-2000

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1061. A MOTTLED BROWN AND CELADON JADE SWORD FITTING of rectangular form with carved corners and “C”-scroll decoration, the centre pierced, probably Ming , 66mm and an oval yellow jade panel carved with five archaic characters, the rim with russet inclusions, 63mm (2)

1063. A YELLOW JADE PLAQUE carved as a Ruyi head, 63mm and another carved with a Taotie mask and geometric ornament, 65mm, both probably Qianlong (2)

£500-1000

£100-200

1062. A  CELADON GREEN JADE PENDANT carved as a tiger’s claw with a broad end carved with the head of a mythical animal highlighted with russet inclusions to the stone, lightly carved with scrolls, possibly Han, 77mm £100-200

1064. A  BROWN AND CELADON JADE FITTING carved as a cicada with finely engraved archaic decoration, probably Ming, 50mm

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£300-600


1065. A  WHITE JADE PENDANT CARVED AS A CICADA with russet markings, probably Han, 50mm, and an oval disc of archaistic form carved with two Qilongs and the reverse with dots, 50mm (2)

1066. A  YELLOW JADE BANGLE carved with Qilongs with an area of russet inclusion, 82mm dia.

1067. A YELLOWISH GREEN JADE BROAD BANGLE carved with Qilongs and an archaic geometric ornament, an area with a large russet inclusion to the stone, 82mm dia.

£300-600

1065A. A CHINESE PALE CELADON JADE PLAQUE of circular form carved and pierced with stylised flowers and scrolls, 55mm, with attached decorative cords and tassels, together with similar jade plaques and lapis lazuli pendant balls, two carved as a knot and one as a reticulated ball with coral beads attached (a collection)

£300-600

£200-400

1068. A  YELLOW JADE PENDANT, the russet inclusions carved with flowers sprouting from rockwork, 68mm, and three other pieces including a yellow jade plume holder of cylindrical form, Qing, 80mm (4)

£200-400

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£300-600


1069. A WHITE JADE RING carved with a Qilong and a mouse, 34mm dia., and two other white jade rings (3)

1071. A WHITE JADE PENDANT carved as a fish with a pierced centre, 38mm, and four other pieces in jade and hardstone (5)

£100-200

1072.

 YELLOW JADE BOX AND COVER A of cylindrical form, 62mm dia., on a wood stand, and three similar cylindrical boxes and covers (4 and 3 stands)

£500-1000

£300-600

1070. A WHITE JADE HAIR ORNAMENT with a scroll terminal and a plain blade, Qing , 280mm

£300-600

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1073. A  YELLOW JADE HANGING VESSEL in the form of a purse carved with flower sprays, with some brown inclusions, probably Qinglong , 93mm, on a hardwood stand, 180mm high overall

£300-600

Two openwork pomanders of this shape were exhibited in “Chinese Jade throughout the ages”, at the Victoria and Albert Museum, May – June, 1975, no.465.

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1074. A YELLOW JADE CYLINDRICAL BRUSH POT of plain form with a reeded base, the stone with slight brown markings, Qing , 103mm high ÂŁ500-1000

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1075. A  FINE WHITE JADE RECTANGULAR SEAL BOX with inverted corners, carved on the central panel with two carp swimming amidst wave scrolls, the interior with a carved fish, probably Qianlong , 70mm ÂŁ1500-3000

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1076. A  PALE CELADON JADE DISH of circular form, the interior carved with two carp emblematic of marital bliss, with some darker inclusions, probably Qianlong , 120mm dia.

ÂŁ1500-3000

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1077. A CELADON JADE SHALLOW BOWL, the interior finely carved with two carp emblematic of marital bliss, on three carved elephants’ head feet, the stone with some brown and russet inclusions, the base with an archaic four character mark “treasure of the scholar’s studio”, probably middle Qing, 195mm dia. max.

 rovenance: According to the family, this bowl originally formed part of the collection of Lady David, the widow of Sir P Percival David who, in the latter part of his life, was particularly interested in archaistic jades of this type.

£3000-6000

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1078. AN EROTIC WHITE JADE PANEL carved with a woman reclining on a leaf resting her leg on the back of a puppy, the stone of good even tone and translucency, Qing , 72mm

1080. A JADE PEBBLE carved as a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis with the interior in grey green stone and the white outer skin with stained decoration, probably Qing, 58mm

£1000-2000

1079. A GREY GREEN JADE FIGURE OF A DIGNITARY with stylised triangular beard and headdress, the stone with some brown mottling and striations, possibly Western Han, 69mm high, and an archaistic fitting in heavily mottled green and brown stone, with a square body and a cylindrical neck, 52mm high (2)

£300-600

1081. A CELADON AND BROWN JADE GOURD, the fruit suspended from a leafy branch, 54mm and a circular green hardstone cushion-shaped box and cover, 58mm dia. (2)

£100-200

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£200-400


1082. A  LARGE GREEN AND BROWN JADE ORNAMENT of archaistic form carved with a mask and tail, the stone with a central band of green hue edged with brown and russet, 58mm dia., on a hardwood stand and a turquoise archer’s ring, 58mm dia. (2)

£200-300

£100-200

1083. A CELADON JADE “ARCHER’S” RING with archaistic “C”-scroll decoration, the stone with some russet markings, probably Qianlong , 30mm dia., and three other jade archer’s rings (4)

1084. A YELLOW JADE “ARCHER’S” RING of plain form, 32mm dia., a pale celadon example with ribbed decoration and four similar pieces, including two in “rock crystal” (6)

£200-300

1085. AN AGATE TOAD, the horny creature carved squatting on a lotus leaf, Qing, 110mm, on a carved hardwood stand

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£300-600


1086. A  N AGATE BOWL AND COVER in the Moghul style, with bud finial and fluted decoration to the lid and base, the stone of good translucency and tone, probably Qianlong , 97mm high

ÂŁ200-400

1087. A FINE AGATE BELT BUCKLE of rounded rectangular form carved in relief with a recumbent stag and bats, utilising a brown and taupe inclusion in the stone to good effect, probably Qianlong, 64mm ÂŁ500-1000

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1088. A  N AGATE TOAD in brightly coloured white and red stone with inlaid turquoise eyes, 48mm, an agate ring carved with a buddhistic lion, and a crouching toad (3)

£100-200

1090. A CELADON JADE SNUFF BOTTLE, the ovoid body carved with a leaping carp, a figure and cloud scrolls, the stone with black and cream markings with russet highlights, with a gilt metal mounted coral stopper, Qing, 73mm high, and an agate snuff bottle carved with lotus, 68mm (2)

1089. A  PALE YELLOW JADE SNUFF BOTTLE of plain form, the stone of good translucency and even colour, with a coral stopper, Qing, 78mm

£300-500

£100-200

1091. A  COLLARED BI DISC lightly carved with concentric lines, the stone of yellow hue with caramel highlights, probably Shang, 109mm A somewhat similar collared disc is illustrated in Angus Forsythe’s chapter 3 in “Jade” edited by Roger Keverne, fig. 13., page 97.

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£500-1000


1092. A WHITE JADE CARVING of two water chestnuts, the stone of good, even colour, Qianlong, 54mm

£1000-2000

1093. A WHITE JADE CARVING of two entwined fungi with finely carved detail to the underside and an area with russet markings along the edge carved with a bat, Qianlong, 55mm

£2000-4000

1094. A WHITE JADE CARVING of two entwined fungi, each head with attractive russet markings, Qianlong, 64mm

£1500-3000

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1095. A CHINESE HANGING embroidered with panels of Buddha enthroned, in polychrome and gilt threads, Qing , 144cm x 86cm

£100-200

1097. A THAI WALL HANGING worked in polychrome threads with sequins and jewels of faceted glass with depictions of Buddha, deities, monks, mortals and elephants, 100cm x 280cm approx., now applied to a pale claret-coloured cotton ground

1096. A PAIR OF CHINESE SILKWORK SLEEVE PANELS embroidered with flowers and wave scrolls within panelled geometric borders, Qing, 24cm x 35cm and another worked with flowers and scrolls, on a yellow ground (3)

£100-200

£100-200

1098. A CHINESE SILKWORK SLEEVE PANEL embroidered in shades of blue with chrysanthemums and peonies on a gold and orange ground, with a border incorporating figures and blossom, Qing, 32.5cm x 39cm and three others (4)

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£150-250


1099. A PAIR OF CHINESE SILKWORK PANELS of cloisonné and bronze vases charged with flowers, 20cm x 31.5cm (2)

£50-100

1100. A “COPTIC” PANEL of circular form with an athlete seated on a pedestal rewarded with a wreath by a winged figure, probably 6th/7th century AD, 9cm dia.

£100-200

1100A. A COLLECTION OF CHINESE TEXTILE SCENTED POUCHES embroidered with flowers, characters and emblems, others in the form of butterflies, Qing (a collection)

£100-200

1101. A  FINE CHINESE SILK “DRAGON” ROBE embroidered with dragons contesting flaming pearls, on a complex diaper ground, the sleeves with large pale mustard yellow panels

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£500-1000


1102. A CHINESE GREEN SILK ROBE embroidered with roundels of figures engaged in a variety of pursuits within foliate borders, buttoned vertically down the front

1104. A  CHINESE QUILTED BLUE SILK ROBE with auspicious symbols, gourds and foliage, the edges embroidered with a band of stylised butterflies in polychrome threads

£200-400

1103. A  CHINESE BLUE “DRAGON” ROBE embroidered in gilt threads with dragons contesting flaming pearls amidst cloud scrolls

£100-200

£100-200

1105. A CHINESE RED SILK ROBE embroidered with peonies, fruit, butterflies and wave scrolls, with a central rectangular insignia of rank, the sleeve ends in contrasting beige silk with conforming embroidery in shades of blue

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£100-200


1106. A CHINESE PALE GREEN SILK ROBE embroidered in polychrome with sprays of peonies and butterflies, the edges with embroidery on a black ground and the sleeve ends in contrasting beige silk with conforming embroidery

£100-200

1107. A CHINESE ORANGE SILK ROBE embroidered with shades of blue and gilt with sprays of flowers and leafy tendrils, the sleeve ends in ivory silk with brightly-coloured embroidery of birds and flowers

£100-200

1108. A CHINESE CHAMPAGNE SILK COVERLET embroidered in brightly coloured silk with figures hunting, pavilions, birds, flowers, fenced gardens and dignitaries within borders embroidered with peonies and butterflies, with a fringed edge, 145cm square approx. (excluding the fringe)

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1108A A CHINESE SILK SKIRT, the red ground embroidered with streamers and with alternating panels of blue and champagne, together with a collection of other Chinese skirts and attire (a collection)

£200-400

1108B A CHINESE RED GROUND ROBE embroidered in gold thread with script, and a collection of other Chinese robes and jackets (a collection)

£200-400

1108C A CHINESE BLUE GROUND RUG decorated with a dragon and phoenix, 60cm x 90cm and two other Chinese rugs (3)

£200-400

1108D A JAPANESE SILK AND GOLD THREAD EMBROIDERED KIMONO, the champagne ground with cranes and foliage, and another Japanese silk kimono (2) The first kimono in this lot is illustrated in “Kimono” by Cheryl Imperatore and Paul MacLardy, published by Schiffer 2001, page 192.

£200-400

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1109. A PAIR OF CHINESE AMBER CUPS of hexagonal form, the sides carved with immortals alternating with panels of characters in vertical lines, Qing , 45mm high, on carved wood bases, an amber “scholar’s rock”, 23mm wide, and a smaller section of amber, perhaps intended as a brush rest (4)

£300-500

£500-1000

1110. A CHINESE WOODEN “ARCHER’S” RING carved with a continuous band of musicians and other figures, Qing , 40mm, and two others (3)

1111. A CHINESE CORAL “ARCHER’S” RING carved and pierced with lingzhi amidst scrolls, probably Qianlong, 26mm

£100-200

1112. A CHINESE CORAL CARVING OF GOURDS suspended from a leafy branch, Qing, 48mm and a calcified stone vase in the form of an archaic vessel with a ribbed band and incised decoration, the shoulders with rams mask mounts, the inside of the lip and the base with an inscription, 115mm high (2)

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£100-200


1113. A CHINESE AMBER “SEAL” carved as a buddhistic lion curled up on a rectangular plinth, the amber a rich golden hue with cloudy inclusions to the base, Qing , 50mm high, eight various miniature “amber” seals and a recumbent goat, 30mm (10)

£300-600

£300-600

1114. A  CHINESE “HORNBILL” SNUFF BOTTLE carved as a caparisoned elephant surmounted by an urn-shaped finial, Qing , 54mm

1115. A CHINESE “HORNBILL” BELT BUCKLE in two parts carved with fruiting branches and foliage, Qing, 90mm

£500-1000

1116. A CHINESE “GOLDEN” AMBER CARVING pierced with bats amidst cloud scrolls and objects, 40mm, and a similar example carved with figures, Qing (2)

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£200-400


1117. A CHINESE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE overlaid with carp leaping from waves in pale ruby glass, Qing , 58mm high

£100-200

1118. A JAPANESE CARVED HORN FISH with open jaws and finely carved scales, Meiji, 245mm long

£100-200

£500-1000

1119. A  CHINESE RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP carved with gnarled pine branches, 17th/18th century, 65mm high

1120. A CHINESE SOAPSTONE SEAL, the rectangular column surmounted by a crouching buddhistic lion and with an inscription along the front edge, probably Qianlong, 72mm high, retaining the original rounded rectangular horn box with sliding lid and an ivory seal with a circular metal terminal, 90mm (2)

£1000-2000

1121. A SET OF CHINESE EATING IMPLEMENTS comprising a pair of turned ivory chopsticks and a knife with a steel blade and a pale celadon jade handle, in a wooden scabbard mounted with silver coloured metal repoussé with bats, scrolls, dragons and symbols with a key pattern band at the base, Qing, 305mm

£500-1000

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1127. A CHINESE IVORY CARVING of a monkey clambering up the side of a gourd holding onto a leafy branch, the lid opening to reveal a long chain up which climbs a smaller monkey, Qianlong , 88mm

£500-1000

1129. A CHINESE EXPORT IVORY BROOCH carved in relief with figures on the terrace of a pavilion in the shade of gnarled trees, 50mm, a well-patinated ivory bead carved with fruiting branches and a collection of other items (a collection)

£150-300

1128. A CHINESE IVORY COMB of curved form, Qing , 200mm and a double-sided comb with a rectangular ridge running down the centre, 127mm (2)

1130. A CHINESE IVORY CARVING OF A FRUITING VINE inhabited by numerous squirrels, with stained detail, Qing, 178mm

£100-200

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£500-1000


1131. A CHINESE MINIATURE IVORY CABINET with panelled doors and metal fittings, Qing , 100mm high, and two Kang tables (3)

£150-300

1133. A  CHINESE EXPORT CARVED IVORY BOX, the hinged lid with an oval panel containing a monogram on a ground of Chrysanthemums and other flowers within Acanthus leaf borders, Qing, 145mm, the interior with three smaller boxes with similar carved decoration (4)

1132. A CHINESE IVORY INK CAKE STAND of plain rectangular form with inverted scroll supports, the ivory of good colour and with surface patination, probably Ming , 70mm, and a box in the form of a flattened fruit with a copper finial, 38mm dia. (2)

£300-600

1134. A CHINESE IVORY BUCKLE in two sections carved with lotus flowers, Qing, 55mm and an ivory pendant with leaping carp, Qing, 72mm (2)

£100-200

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£100-200


1135. A GOANESE IVORY FIGURE of a shepherd sitting atop a hill with his flock grazing below and Mary Magdalene reclining in a grotto at the base, 17th century, 158mm high A comparable carving is in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

1137. A CHINESE IVORY FIGURE OF GUAN YIN seated on a lotus throne, Qing, 110mm

£300-600

The Mount of Christ as the Good Shepherd is a common subject in Indo-Portugese ivories, and appears to be unique to Goa.

£500-1000

1136. A  CHINESE IVORY CARVING OF A NUT with finely carved detail, Qing , 85mm and an ivory cane handle in the form of a scaly serpent, Qing, 115mm (2)

£100-200

1138. A  CHINESE IVORY BOX in the form of a disc, 35mm dia., an ivory seal with red-stained base, 30mm and a pair of ivory musical instrument fittings of fluted form, 132mm (4)

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£100-200


1139. A  CHINESE EXPORT IVORY CASKET carved in relief with shaped panels of elegant figures beside pavilions and in landscapes, with pierced copper mounts and handle, Qing , 125mm

1141. A PAIR OF IVORY CARVINGS of warriors and a dignitary climbing across rocks and a gnarled tree with elegant women in a tree-house, 250mm high, with carved hardwood stands (2)

£300-500

1140. A  N IVORY HIPPOPOTAMUS with open jaws, inlaid eyes and some stained detail, the ivory of good colour and patination, 115mm, and a similar carving of a rhinoceros (2)

£300-600

£500-1000

1142. A  N IVORY VASE STAND with a key pattern rim and a pierced frieze with scroll feet, 115mm and an ivory plate stand (2)

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£100-200


1143. A  Chinese ivory court panel of curved rectangular form with good surface colour and patination, late Ming/Qing, on a wooden stand.

£500-1000

1144. A CHINESE IVORY BRUSH POT carved with a snake and insects crawling over bamboo shoots, the sides with shoots sprouting leaves, Qing , 90mm high, and another vase with a well-patinated body carved as a section of bamboo, 85mm high (2) £300-600

1145. A CHINESE IVORY BOX AND COVER of circular form, the reticulated body finely carved with stylised flowers and leafage, on a pierced diaper ground, with key pattern borders, Qianlong, 72mm dia. This intricately carved box may be a possible candidate for attribution to a Palace workshop on the basis of similar examples of openwork preserved in both Peking and Taipei. An unsigned example is no. 30 in “Masterpieces of China Miniature Crafts in the National Palace Museum” (Taipei 1971). Another from the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is illustrated as no. 190 in “Chinese Ivories from the Shang to the Qing”, Exhibition Catalogue produced by the Oriental Ceramics Society with the British Museum (24th May - 19th August 1984). £500-1000

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1146. A  CHINESE EXPORT IVORY CARD CASE carved with figures beside pavilions in the shade of trees, Qing , 98mm

£200-400

1148. A CHINESE IVORY SEAL-PASTE BOX of rounded rectangular form carved with blossoming prunus and bamboo shoots, the lid surmounted by two buddhistic lions, one resting a paw on a brocaded ball, Qing, 81mm high

1147. A  CHINESE IVORY SEAL carved with a crouching mythical beast with a long mane, well-defined rib cage and inlaid eyes, crouching on an oval base, the underside with a seal, probably late Ming/Qing , 65mm

£300-600

£300-500

1149. A CHINESE IVORY DISH carved as the head of a chrysanthemum over which crawl two dragonflies, the underside carved with another leafy branch, 90mm dia., and an oval bone box carved with figures in a mountainous landscape, with a cord for suspension, both Qing, 45mm (2)

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£500-1000


1150. A  CHINESE IVORY GROUP OF LAOZI on an ox led by a figure in European dress, some stained detail and a well-patinated surface, Qianlong , 45mm high

1152. A THAI IVORY FIGURE of a standing deity, on a stylised lotus leaf base, 120mm high, an IndoPersian erotic ivory group, 83mm long, and three other pieces (5)

£300-600

£200-400

1151. A COLLECTION OF NINE THAI IVORY SEALS, the largest incorporating a European style armorial and the others with South East Asian motifs, the majority with stepped spire finials. The largest 80mm high (9)

1153. A CHINESE BONE STAND carved with a figure in combat with a tiger beneath a gnarled tree, the surface with brown patination, Qing, 132mm high, and a collection of seven Thai ivory ornamental door mounts with foliate carved decoration, the largest 265mm (8)

£200-400

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£100-200


1154. A CHINESE STAINED IVORY SEAL BOX AND COVER of square form, the lid with figures with scrolls approaching a sage, standing beside a sprouting bamboo, the sides with birds flying amidst blossoming branches beneath cloud-scrolls and panels of stylised flowers in black and red, the base with a Qianlong seal mark and of the period, 60mm wide.

This rare box is an extremely fine example of the technique of reserving decoration in white against a coloured ground. It may be compared to a table screen in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford included in the Exhibition at the British Museum, “Chinese Ivories from the Shang to the Qing”, 19th August 1984, and illustrated as no. 162 in the catalogue.

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£5000-10000


1155. A WHALE’S TOOTH with a finely polished surface, 165mm

£100-200

1156. A  CHINESE IVORY BRUSH with an arched top in the form of headdress with foliate scroll side terminals, finely patinated and aged to a nutty brown colour, probably Ming , 123mm

£200-400

1157. A CHINESE IVORY ORNAMENTAL DUCK with finely carved plumage and inlaid lapis lazuli eyes, probably Qianlong, 21cm

£3000-6000

1158. A CHINESE IVORY SCROLL PANEL of rectangular form carved in relief with scrolling lotus and leafage, 50cm, two smaller panels ensuite, 35cm, two other sections of carved ivory and a collection of six ivory saucers, Qing, 170mm dia. and three ivory cups, Qing, 44mm high (a collection)

£100-200

1159. SPARE LOT

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1160. A CHINESE ROOTWOOD BRUSH REST naturalistically carved as curling cabbage leaves, probably late Ming/Qing , 100mm, and a carving of a recumbent buddhistic lion with articulated eyes and a finely carved mane and spine, 45mm (2)

£200-400

1162. A CHINESE ROOTWOOD SEAL of gnarled form, the surface with an attractive caramel tone, 65mm, and a fine bamboo seal carved with a fish leaping from waves, the carver adroitly using the natural form of the bamboo, the reverse with an inscription, probably Qianlong, 52mm high (2)

1161. A CHINESE ROOTWOOD CARVING of a recumbent ewe with two young feeding, the carver adroitly using natural burrs in the wood to suggest a woolly coat, the richly patinated surface of nutty brown tone with golden highlights, probably Qianlong , 75mm and a hardwood brush rest, 47mm (2)

£300-600

1163. A CHINESE BAMBOO CARVING OF WRESTLERS with expressive faces and well-rendered robes, probably late Ming, 45mm high, and another group of a man blowing into conjoined gourds, 52mm (2)

£200-400

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£500-1000


1164. A  CHINESE HARDWOOD BIRDCAGE, the lower part of the front composed of three panels, the interior with bird feeders with porcelain mounts decorated in polychrome with figures, Qing , 30cm wide, together with a collection of ivory fittings for a bird cage contained in a woven black box with etched decoration (a collection)

1166. A  CHINESE CARVED WOOD FIGURE of Budai reclining against a bundle holding a string of beads, his robe with carved geometric borders, the surface with areas of dark patination, Qing, 115mm

£300-600

£150-300

1165. A CHINESE CARVED WOOD FIGURE OF A LOHAN with a serene expression reclining on a woven mat and holding a scroll in his left hand, inscribed on the base, Qing , 105mm

1167. A CHINESE CARVED WOOD FIGURE OF BUDAI reclining against a pillow with smiling countenance, inscribed on the base, Qing, 100mm

£300-600

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£100-200


1168. A CHINESE “ROOTWOOD” BOX AND COVER of naturalistic form, the interior of the lid carved with a stylised five-petal flower, the surface with lustrous patination, Qing , 215mm

1170. A  CHINESE WOOD BRUSH WASHER carved with birds on a blossoming branch and an animal emerging from a burrow, Qing, 82mm, and a smaller example with a darkly patinated surface (2)

£300-600

1169. A CHINESE “ROOTWOOD” BRUSH REST of naturalistic form, with a deeply patinated surface, the underside of the boxwood stand inscribed with a number and “Chinese root brush rest, 17th century”, 110mm, and another burr-wood brush rest carved with playful kylins and monkeys, 130mm (2)

£200-400

£200-400

1171. A  CHINESE WOOD BRUSH WASHER carved with birds on blossoming branches, the wood of pale tone, 80mm and another brush washer carved with gnarled branches of blossoming prunus, Qing (2)

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£200-400


1172. A CHINESE “ROOTWOOD” BRUSH POT of naturalistic form, the gnarled wood with a well patinated surface of caramel tone, probably early Qing, the base with a label for Spink & Son Ltd, 160mm high This brush pot in the scholar’s taste may be compared to another example from the Jenyns Collection illustrated in “Chinese Art” by Soame Jenyns and William Watson FSA, published London 1963, fig. 211 and plate 206.

£200-400

£500-1000

1173. A CHINESE BAMBOO BRUSH POT carved with cranes on a rock beneath a gnarled pine tree, with an inscription, the surface of caramel tone and the rim with areas of dark patination, Qing , 140mm high

1174. A CHINESE BAMBOO BOX AND COVER carved with a sage and an attendant resting in the shade of pine trees, the reverse with an inscription, the lustrous surface with areas of dark patination, Qing, 135mm high

£300-600

1175. A  CHINESE BAMBOO AND STAINED WOOD BOX AND COVER, the sides carved with blossoming plants and inscriptions, with panels of scrolls and drapery swags at either end, the base with a key pattern rim, Qing, 140mm

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£200-400


1176. A CHINESE “BURR-WOOD” SCHOLAR’S BOX AND COVER of rectangular form, the lid carved with scholars in a dramatic rocky landscape standing in the shade of a gnarled pine tree, with an inscription, the lustrous surface with areas of dark patination, Qing , 145mm

1178. A  CHINESE “ROOTWOOD” RUYI SCEPTRE carved with naturalistic branches and a “mushroom” head, Qing, 315mm

£500-1000

£100-200

1177. A  CHINESE HARDWOOD WRIST REST carved as a section of bamboo with an immortal standing on a branch floating on wave scrolls, inscribed, Qing , 225mm £100-200

1179. A  CHINESE “ROOTWOOD” RUYI SCEPTRE with naturalistic carving and a “mushroom” head, the wood of dark caramel tone, Qing, 325mm

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£500-1000


1180. A  CHINESE BAMBOO CYLINDRICAL BOX AND COVER carved with leaping carp amidst aquatic plants, Qing , 240mm high

£100-200

1182. A CHINESE ROOTWOOD “SCHOLAR’S ROCK“ with pronounced burrs and a well-patinated surface, probably Qing, 340mm. This remarkable wooden “scholar’s rock” may have been intended as a brush stand and can be compared to another example exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1997-2007.

1181. A  PAIR OF CHINESE BAMBOO BUDDHISTIC LIONS carved with cubs resting their paws on brocaded balls, with inlaid eyes and intricately carved curling manes, Qing , 240mm high (2)

£200-400

£500-1000

1183. A CHINESE “ROOTWOOD” AND SHITAN BRUSH POT of naturalistic form, Qing, 100mm high

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£300-600


1184. A  CHINESE “ROOTWOOD” BRUSH WASHER of naturalistic form with numerous prominent burrs and a gnarled surface with a pale and dark caramel tone, Qing , with a metal fitting for suspension, 80mm wide

£300-500

1186. A  CHINESE “ROOTWOOD” LIBATION CUP of naturalistic form, with striated figuring and a good caramel tone with areas of dark patination, probably early Qing, 155mm

£400-700

1185. A  CHINESE “ROOTWOOD” BRUSH POT carved in imitation of a gnarled tree incorporating natural burrs and irregularities, with a well-patinated surface of good tone, Qing , 135mm high

1187. A  CHINESE BAMBOO BRUSH POT carved to simulate a woven basket supported on wooden branch-work from which sprouts lotus flowers, Qing, 115mm high

£300-600

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£100-200


1188. A  CHINESE BAMBOO BRUSH POT of octagonal form carved with rectangular panels of immortals beneath a shaped rim, Qing , 100mm high

£200-400

1190. A CHINESE “ROOTWOOD” CARVING OF A LOHAN using the gnarled wood to create the overall form of the figure, the wellpatinated surface with a caramel tone and some darker passages, probably late Ming/Qing, 185mm

£300-500

1189. A CHINESE SCHOLAR’S STAND of rectangular form with a curved section for brushes at one end, Qing , 255mm wide, and a triangular dish with a well patinated surface, 205mm (2)

1191. A JAPANESE FIGURED PINE INCENSE BOX with naturalistic gnarled surface to the lid and the wood with an overall golden hue with dark highlights, signed on the base, Meiji, 75mm

£100-200

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£100-200


1192. A CHINESE WOOD BRUSH REST carved with a sage and a young attendant beside a stream, with a gnarled pine sprouting from rockwork to one side, late Ming/Qing , 85mm This brush rest may be compared to an example carved from bamboo illustrated in S Kwan in “Ming & Qing Bamboo”, the University Museum and Gallery, The University of Hong Kong, 2000, no.147.

£100-200

£300-600

1193. A CHINESE CARVED WOOD PANEL of a coiled scaly dragon emerging from cloud scrolls, the reverse with a leaf, with a cord for suspension, Qing, 110mm, and a circular wooden box, the cover carved with a boy dancing holding a fan, the sides carved with peonies and incorporating two swing-out drawers, Qing, 58mm dia. (2)

1194. A  CHINESE BURR-WOOD SNUFF BOTTLE, the well-figured wood with a golden hue, 80mm, a circular box in the form of a gourd surmounted by a toad and an oval box carved with a sage in the shade of a pine tree, in a mountainous landscape, 120mm (3)

£100-200

1195. A CHINESE “ROOTWOOD” BRUSH POT of naturalistic form carved to enhance the naturalistic gnarled wood, with dark patination around the rim, 107mm high, and a “rootwood” brush rest with dark patination and caramel highlights, Qing, 105mm across (2)

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£200-400


Lot 1198

1196. A CHINESE NUT carved with figures in landscapes, Qing , 45mm, and a wooden ball carved as a curled horse, 25mm (2)

£100-200

1197. A CHINESE “ROOTWOOD” OPIUM PIPE carved as a flowering branch, with a gilt metal tip, 200mm and a gnarled wood brush washer, 88mm (2)

£150-300 1198. A SET OF CHINESE HARDWOOD BIRDCAGE FITTINGS consisting of two deep seed cups carved with elegant figures in an interior and mounted warriors in a landscape, a shallow feeding cup with an ornamental plaque with a man receiving visitors, all with inscriptions, Qianlong. The largest 48mm wide

Provenance: Sotheby Parke Bernet, Hong Kong, November 1983, Lot 664.

£500-1000

1199. A  CHINESE BAMBOO RUYI SCEPTRE, the oval terminal with a geometric seal, Qing , 440mm, and a hardwood back-scratcher carved with a boar’s head terminal (2)

£100-200

1200. A  CHINESE “ROOTWOOD” BRUSH WASHER of circular form with a heavily gnarled body with pronounced burrs, with dark patination, particularly around the rim and caramel highlights, late Ming/Qing , 78mm £200-400

Lot 1200

1201. A CHINESE WOOD CARVING of a man riding on the back of a horny toad, 210mm high, a carved wood pipe in the form of a crocodile, 220mm and another figure (3)

£100-200

1202. A  CHINESE WOOD STAND carved as two boys with arms around the others shoulder, and standing with left legs raised onto a table top, with a circular aperture, Qing, 98mm wide and another stand carved with flowers and with an inscription, 117mm (2)

£100-200

1203. A  CHINESE HARDWOOD BRUSH REST in the form of a curved Kang with a floating burr-wood panel, 33mm and a collection of six other rests and vase stands (7)

£100-200

1204. A  CHINESE WOOD CASE of curved rectangular form carved in relief with figures in boats, pavilions, temples and foliage, Qing, 155mm, a similar purse with ivory beads and a tassel, Qing, 110mm (2)

£100-200

1205. A  CHINESE BAMBOO BRUSH POT carved with a toad on the rim, inscribed, 340mm high and three hardwood trays (4)

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£100-200


1206. A  N IMPORTANT CHINESE HARDWOOD CARVING OF A LOHAN SEATED ON A LION with a foreign attendant, the bald headed deity wearing loose robes and holding a string of prayer beads in one hand, seated on a lotus cushion on the back of a lion with a long mane, curled ears and plume-like tail finely incised with fur markings, the back draped with an ornate fringed saddle blanket carved in high relief with formal lotus scrolls and with elaborate trappings hung with palmettes and medallions and with three bells around the neck, the foreign attendant holding the collar of the lion with one hand, his other hand resting on the sash of his long robes, with a scarf tied around his neck and wearing boots, with a curly beard and hair held by a thin fillet, the shaped base carved with cloud scrolls, the underside incised and inlaid in black with an Imperial poem with a cyclical date corresponding to 1761, Qianlong mark and of the period, 102mm high

The inscription refers to the figure on the back of the lion as the immortal Prince of Shih Fa, a benevolent deity without peer; the deity and the carving together are described with lavish praise and the answer to every question and every need is promised through the invocation of the deity’s endless wisdom through this fine small image which, although it is much smaller than the figures of guardians and bodhisattvas, usually seen in temples, is said to have power which is just as great. The final line may be translated: “Qianlong xin si” (a cyclical date corresponding to 1761) yu tsan, “with Imperial praise”, followed by an Imperial Seal in red. Provenance: Sold Sotheby Parke Bernet in New York, February 28th 1980, lot 42.

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£30,000-50,000


1207. A  CHINESE “ROOTWOOD” FIGURE OF A WOMAN holding a vase and wearing a loose robe with her hair in a high chignon, Qing , 410mm high including the later stand

£100-200

1209. A CHINESE BURRWOOD BRUSH POT with figuring reminiscent of cloud scrolls and a pleasing dark honey-colour tone with a well-patinated surface, the interior with a turned plug, Qing, 140mm high

£300-600

1207A. A CHINESE HARDWOOD STAND, the carved and pierced gallery over a conforming frieze, on four scroll supports carved with masks, 325mm wide

£100-200

1208. A  COLLECTION OF CHINESE WOODEN OBJECTS including a purse with carved geometric decoration within key-pattern borders, 132mm, a box in the form of a scaly fish containing weighing scales and other items (5)

£100-200

1210. A  PAIR OF CHINESE CARVED BAMBOO LAUGHING BOYS, each reclining, resting his head on his right hand, Qing, 38.5cm, on hardwood stands (2)

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£100-200


1211. A  CHINESE SCHOLAR’S “ROOTWOOD” BASKET of naturalistic gnarled form with a shaped handle and a smooth interior, the well-patinated surface with a light honey tone with dark caramel highlights, probably early Qing. 24cm £300-500

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1212. A CHINESE HARDWOOD BOX in the form of a finger citrus hanging from a leafy branch, the well patinated surface of pale honey tone, Qing , 13.5cm

£200-400

1214. A  CHINESE HARDWOOD “BIRD FEEDER” in the form of a gourd carved with an immortal fishing for a scaly monster amidst wave scrolls, the well patinated surface of rich caramel tone with dark highlights, Qing, 11cm high, and another similar bowl (2)

1213. A CHINESE HARDWOOD SEAL of square form, with a slightly mottled surface of pale caramel tone, the cushion-shaped top carved in relief with a dragon amidst cloud scrolls, with a border of scrollwork below, probably Qianlong , 85mm high and a Chinese “rootwood” seal in the form of a fungus, 13.5cm (2)

£200-400

1215. A CHINESE HARDWOOD BRUSH REST carved as an immortal standing before a rocky outcrop from which sprouts gnarled pines, on an integral base with inverted scroll supports, Qing, 10cm

£100-200

£300-600

1216. A  CHINESE HARDWOOD STAND with a rectangular panelled top and a carved base with bracket feet, 60cm x 41cm, and a smaller stand of Kang form, 57cm wide (2)

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£200-400


1217. A  CHINESE BAMBOO AND IVORY BIRDCAGE, the ivory fittings including ivory feeders intricately carved with squirrels clambering over leafy scrolls and pierced mounts, together with a pair of hexagonal boxwood bird feeders decorated with darker “floating” panels of burr-wood, Qing , 40cm high

£200-400

1218. A CHINESE “HARDWOOD” BIRDCAGE with intricately carved mounts and three “blanc de chine” porcelain feeding bowls, together with a “blanc de chine” porcelain model of a finch, Qing, 30cm high

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£200-400


1218A. A CHINESE HARDWOOD SIX-LEAF SCREEN inset with twelve blue and white porcelain panels decorated with precious objects on a diagonal key-patterned ground. The panels 21cm x 19.5cm. The screen 175cm high. £2000-£4000

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1219. A CHINESE GILT BRONZE AND SILVERED SADDLE MOUNT, the wing-shaped panel cast and pierced with a scaly dragon amidst cloud scrolls and foliage, probably late Ming , 115mm, a gilt bronze flying mount with Buddha enthroned flanked by attendants, probably Tang , 10cm high, and a fragmentary bronze panel repoussé with Buddha, 245mm high (3)

1222. A CHINESE BRONZE SCROLL WEIGHT OF A HORSE, the recumbent animal with an elongated neck and a playful monkey perched on the hindquarters, 62mm high and another scroll weight in the form of an elephant with his head resting across his back, Ming , 53mm wide (2)

£100-200

£300-600

1220. A PAIR OF CHINESE POLISHED BRONZE BUDDHISTIC LION SCROLL WEIGHTS seated on their haunches with finely chased manes and curling tails, late Ming/ Qing , 80mm high (2)

1223. A CHINESE GILT BRONZE OF KWEI-SHING holding an axe and balancing a vase on his raised foot, with traces of polychrome and gilt, Ming, 135mm high, mounted on a modern perspex base

£100-200

1221. A CHINESE BRONZE ELEPHANT SCROLL WEIGHT, the recumbent beast with a figure seated on a cloth covering the back, inscribed on the base, late Ming/Qing , 88mm

£100-200

£100-200

1224. A  CHINESE BRONZE SCROLL WEIGHT in the form of a recumbent buddhistic lion resting a front paw on a brocaded ball, with a finelychased curly mane and rich brown patination, probably Qing, 70mm, and another scroll weight in the form of a buddhistic lion with head raised (2)

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£100-200


1225. A  THAI BRONZE “LAN NA” BRONZE OF A GOAT, the crouching beast with cast and chased detail, on a conforming rectangular plinth base with lozenge-shaped panels enclosing scrolls, with traces of polychrome, 76cm wide max, on a modern simulated marble plinth, 123cm high overall

£1000-2000

1228. A JAPANESE BRONZE STAND in the form of three monkeys, each with an elongated right arm stretching around the base to a peer and supporting a section of a tree trunk with clearly defined age-rings, Meiji, 175mm dia.

£200-400

1226. A  PAIR OF THAI BRONZE MALE FIGURES each lying prone and in prayer, with traces of polychrome decoration and verdigris encrustation, 160mm, a bronze column with a monkey terminal and other bronzes (a collection)

1229. A THAI BRONZE WINGED DEITY striding forward with arms raised, the surface with some verdigris encrustation, 105mm high, on an ebonised stand, and a collection of other Thai bronze figures and mounts (a collection)

£100-200

1227. A  PAIR OF THAI BRONZE AND GILT-BRONZE GUARDIANS, each figure standing on a rectangular base, 18cm high, a silvered metal portable shrine, the front decorated with flowering tendrils, 14cm high and a collection of gilt metal and silvered boxes and covers in the form of fruit (a collection)

£100-200

1230. AN EARLY THAI BRONZE of a portly figure crouching with his right hand outstretched, the surface with some verdigris encrustation, probably 11th/12th century, 55mm, two bronzes of figures mounted on mythical beasts and others (a collection)

£100-200

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£100-200


1231. A  THAI GILT-BRONZE of a standing Buddha wearing an elaborate gown and headdress, on a stepped octagonal base with traces of red-lacquer decoration, 47cm high This Buddha on a lotus pedestal is dressed in ornamental royal attire. The garment has fine details of the embroidery and the headdress has a diadem and a high tapered mukuta. The hands are in the Abhaya Mudra, dispelling fear, popular during the Bangkok period.

£200-400

1235. A GILT BRONZE CYLINDRICAL MOUNT in the form of a mask with extensive verdigris encrustation, probably Angkor, 12th/13th century, 90mm high, now mounted on a metal and wooden stand

1233. A “SUKHOTHAI” GOLD PANEL of arched form repoussé with a striding figure of Buddha, 150mm high x 45mm wide, in a modern glazed case

£200-400

£300-500

1232. A BRONZE MOUNT with some verdigris encrustation, probably Angkor, 12th/13th century, 265mm high, now mounted on a metal and perspex stand

1234. A  THAI BRONZE HEAD OF BUDDHA with attractive green patination, probably 16th/17th century, 125mm high, on a wooden plinth base

£500-1000

£100-200

1236. A THAI BRONZE OF GANESHA with an elephant’s head, seated on a rectangular plinth, with a channel to one side, the surface with some encrustation, 180mm high 126

£200-400


1237. A  GILT BRONZE MOUNT in the form of five dragons’ masks surmounted by a feathered headdress, with extensive traces of verdigris encrustation, probably Angkor, 12th/13th century, 140mm high, now on a stepped wooden plinth

1240. A KHMER GREY STONE TORSO with a draped and pleated sampot held by a broad belt, 245mm high, on a wooden plinth base £500-1000

This mount may be compared to a similar example in the National Museum of Phnom-Penh. £100-200

1238. A THAI BRONZE FIGURE of a deity perched on the shoulders of a winged mystical beast, 178mm high £100-200

1241. A THAI BRONZE BUDDHA seated crosslegged on an elaborate throne, with traces of red lacquer decoration, 158mm high, and another gilt bronze of the deity kneeling in prayer, with traces of red lacquer decoration, 155mm (2) £150-300

1239. A KHMER STONE HEAD OF BUDDHA with serene expression and wearing an elaborate headdress, 160mm high, on an ebonised plinth base £200-400

1242. A THAI GILT BRONZE OF BUDDHA reclining with head raised on a rectangular base, with traces of red lacquer decoration, 135mm, a Thai bronze double statuette of two standing figures and two others with gilt bronze decoration (4) £100-200

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1243. A THAI GILT BRONZE MOUNT with a warrior on a horse supported by acrobatic figures and others at the front engaged in a devotional ceremony, with traces of red lacquer decoration, 220mm high, on a rectangular wooden base

£100-200

1244. A THAI BRONZE MOUNT of a warrior on horseback with attendants, on a pierced base, 170mm long, on an ebonised stand and two similar groups (3)

£100-200

1244A. A THAI CARVED WOOD BUDDHA seated cross-legged on a throne, with gilt polychrome decoration and inlaid with coloured glass, 49cm high, on a red-stained Kang-style base with mask feet

£200-400

1245. A THAI CARVED WOOD BUDDHA wearing an elaborate headdress and seated cross-legged on a lotus throne, with red, black and gilt decoration, the reverse with an open aperture, 60cm high

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£200-400


1246. A KHMER GREY STONE TORSO with a draped and pleated sampot secured by a flattened belt with foliate carved decoration, probably 10th/11th century, 58cm high, on a rectangular wooden plinth base ÂŁ5000-10000 1143. SPARE LOT

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1248. A CHINESE BRONZE SCROLL WEIGHT cast as an immortal on the back of an ox, the beast with left foreleg raised, on a shaped base, probably Ming/early Qing , the base with a Spink & Son Ltd label, 85mm high, another bronze scroll weight in the form of a recumbent elephant with a bowl of fruit on the back, probably Ming , 62mm, and two bronze groups of figures sitting on the back of recumbent elephants (4)

£300-600

1251. A  THAI PAPIER MACHÉ BUDDHA seated cross-legged on a triangular throne, wearing an elaborate headdress, decorated in gilt, black and sealing wax red and inset with “jewels” in shards of mirrored and coloured glass, 57.5cm high

£100-200

1249. A  PAIR OF CHINESE BRONZE ELEPHANT SCROLL WEIGHTS, each in the form of a caparisoned recumbent beast, one resting, and the other with head and trunk raised as if in greeting, probably Ming , 58mm, on later hardwood stands (2)

£300-600

1250. A CHINESE TRAVELLING PICNIC SET containing ivory chopsticks, forks and two silver metal spoons with stylised butterfly finials, the “shagreen” case with silver mounts, 33cm and a “shagreen” case with base metal mounts and a carrying cord (2)

1252. A PAIR OF THAI “LAN NA” GILT BRONZE MINIATURE SHRINES of architectural form cast with images of Buddha and other deities, on four ball feet, 38cm high (2) The architectural form of these miniature shrines recall the architectural grandeur and magnificence of Thailand in the 16th century. They may be compared to a miniature shrine in the collection of the National Museum, Bangkok, illustrated as plate 49 in “Treasures from the National Museum, Bangkok”.

£300-600

1253–1264 S  PARE LOTS

£100-200

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1265. A  JAPANESE WOODEN BOWL carved with leaping toads on flowering water lilies, the two toads climbing over the edge with inlaid eyes, probably Meiji, 59cm dia.

£300-600

1266. A  FINE JAPANESE LACQUER BOX in three sections, decorated in shades of gilt with the eight sceneries of Lake Biwa, including “Evening Bell of Miidera Temple” and “Autumn Moon at Ishiyama Temple”, the central section containing two boxes and the base with a tray, signed on the base, 70mm wide x 65mm high

£400-700

1268. A japanese bronze Jardiniere in the form of a section of bamboo inlaid in silver and gilt metal with flowers, Meiji, 225mm high

£100-200

1267. A  JAPANESE LACQUER CLAMSHAPED BOX decorated in shades of gilt with three figures kneeling at the entrance to a terrace overlooking a garden with a lake, an ornamental fence and a gnarled pine tree, with clouds overhead, signed on the base, 95mm

£300-600

1269. A pair of Japanese Lacquer picnic baskets with ribbed bodies and gilt metal mounts, with carrying cords, Meiji, 34cm high

£200-400

1270. Spare lot

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1276. A CHINESE SILVER “CHATELAINE” incorporating panels of carved jadeite and hardstone, with five manicure accoutrements suspended from the lowest panel, a Chinese tortoiseshell and enamel pipe and a collection of enamel panels from a necklace (a collection)

£100-200

1271. A COLLECTION OF CHINESE “KINGFISHER” WING HAIR ORNAMENTS and others set with green hardstone (a collection)

£200-400

1272. A  COLLECTION OF “MANDARIN” HARDSTONE HAT ORNAMENTS with chased gilt metal mounts, one mounted on a carved wood stand, the largest 24mm high including the stand, a white jade buckle set with a central panel of rock-crystal flanked by subsidiary stones (one missing), 88mm, and a celadon jade bangle with brown and russet markings (a lot)

£500-1000

1274. SPARE LOT

1275. A COLLECTION OF CHINESE TASSELS, one carved with a flattened section of amber, another with a carved ball of lapis lazuli, another with a coral ball and a polished rock-crystal pebble pendant suspended from a rose quartz ball (4)

£300-600

£100-200

1273. A PALE CELADON JADE GRADUATED BEAD NECKLACE, each bead carved and pierced with dragons amidst cloud scrolls, with “black-stone” and gilt ball spacers

1277. AN AMETHYST AND ROCK CRYSTAL BEAD NECKLACE with a pendant drop carved with monkeys clambering over fruit

1278. A CHINESE IVORY AND WOOD BEAD NECKLACE with a celadon jade pendant carved with a dragon amidst scrolls, with slight russet inclusions

£100-200

1279. AN AMBER BEAD NECKLACE of good colour, with silver metal filigree attachment

£100-200

1280–1297 S  PARE LOTS

£100-200 136


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1298. A CHINESE OVOID VASE in the Kangxi style, covered in a pale mustard yellow glaze and moulded with blossoming foliage and butterflies picked out in green and aubergine enamels, with a carved hardwood cover and intricate stand. The vase and cover 11cm high

£100-200

1299. A  CHINESE FAMILLE NOIRE STAND in the Kangxi style, with a square top decorated with a dignitary and other figures on a terrace in the shade of a pine tree within double geometric borders, the frieze with scattered blossom, on a greenwashed ground “speckled” with black dots, on four mask feet, the underside with the remnants of old collectors’ labels including one with Chinese characters in black ink, 19cm wide x 8.5cm high

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£100-200


1300. A  CHINESE CELADON DISH moulded with a scaly dragon chasing a flaming pearl within a border of feathery scrolls, the reverse moulded with fluting, Yuan/Ming , 35cm dia. Provenance: The reverse with a label for the National Museum of the Philippines, Manila.

ÂŁ800-1600

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1301. A CHINESE “FUJIAN” PALE OLIVE CELADON BOWL carved with lotus on the interior, Yuan, 18.5cm dia., and another smaller bowl carved with a flower in the centre (2)

£200-400

1302. A CHINESE “SWATOW” PALE CELADON DISH with fluted decoration, Ming, 24.5cm dia. and another dish of similar colour, Yuan/ early Ming , 26.5cm dia. (2)

£200-400

1303. A CHINESE CELADON BOWL, the centre carved with flowers within a fluted and moulded border, Yuan/early Ming , 32cm dia., and a similar smaller dish (2)

£250-450

1304. A CHINESE CELADON BOWL carved with two fish emblematic of marital bliss, the exterior with leaf-fluting, Yuan, 22cm dia.

£300-600

1305. A CHINESE “HONAN” BOWL covered in a black glaze suffused with red and brown, the centre of the interior with a circle unglazed and the exterior with the glaze running towards the unglazed foot, probably Song, 20.5cm dia. and a similar smaller bowl (2)

£200-400

1306. A  CHINESE CELADON BOWL, the interior “carved” with stags and figures within key pattern borders, on a tall circular foot, Ming , 17.5cm dia. and a grey green celadon shallow bowl with an everted rim, Yuan/early Ming, 22cm dia. (2)

£200-400

1307. A  CHINESE CELADON BOWL, the centre of the interior carved with a mystical beast, 15.5cm dia. and a similar smaller bowl with two fish emblematic of marital bliss, the underside with fluting, Song/Yuan, 13cm dia. (2)

£200-400

1308. A “KHMER” GREEN CELADON DISH carved with flowers and foliage, the reverse with fluted decoration, 16th century or later, 27.5cm dia. and two similar celadon bowls with carved decoration (3)

£300-600

1309. SPARE LOT 140


1310. A CHINESE VASE of simple ovoid form covered in a rich amber-coloured glaze running towards the foot, with an unglazed area towards the lower part of the body, probably Tang , 13.5cm high and a bottle vase covered in a creamy crackle glaze (2)

Jars of comparable form are illustrated in “Khmer Ceramics (9th-14th century)”, published by the South East Asian Ceramic Society in 1981, nos. 48-51.

£100-200

1314. A CHINESE “LONGQUAN” GREEN CELADON TRIPOD BOWL carved with flowers, on three moulded feet, Yuan/Ming, 12.5cm dia. and another bowl, the exterior moulded as a stylised flowerhead (2)

£300-500

£300-600

1312. TWO SIMILAR PALE CELADON TILE FINIALS in the form of a stylised leaf enclosing tendrils and scrolls, probably Ming , 21.5cm high and an unusual pale green celadon ewer and cover with a bird spout (3)

£100-200

1311. A KHMER VESSEL of compressed form covered in a dark olive glaze running towards the foot, with a simple spout, a stylised bird handle and incised geometric decoration, 23cm dia. and a similar vessel, both probably 11th/12th century (2)

1313. A  CHINESE “CIZHOU” BOWL covered in a lustrous brown glaze running towards the foot, Song, 10.5cm dia. and a similar bowl, 13cm dia. (2)

£50-100

1315. A CHINESE “LONGQUAN” GREEN CELADON VASE of lobed baluster form with a flared neck, Yuan/Ming, 14cm high and three other pieces of celadon (4)

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£200-400


1316. A CHINESE “LONGQUAN” GREEN CELADON TRIPOD CENSER of ribbed circular form, with three moulded feet, Yuan/Ming , 8.5cm dia. and a similar bowl with fluted decoration, 13cm dia. (2)

£100-200

1319. A  CHINESE ARCHAIC VESSEL (DING) covered in an uneven lustrous green glaze, with a slightly domed lid, with geometric and scrolling decoration and the centre of the lid with a circular panel containing fish, the sides with pierced rectangular loop handles, on three shaped legs, probably Warring States, 23.5cm dia. across the handles

1317. A CHINESE “QINGBAI” DISH covered in a pale lavender glaze, with an undulating and fluted rim, Yuan/Ming , 16cm dia.

£200-400

1318. A  CHINESE CELADON DISH in the form of a flowerhead with an undulating and fluted border covered in a rich “Robin’s egg” glaze, the reverse covered in a turquoise glaze, 34.5cm dia.

£100-200

£300-600

1320. A CHINESE VASE covered in a rich green glaze, the shoulders with a band carved with tigers, hounds, monkeys and other beasts, separated by ring-drop mask handles, probably Han, 37cm high

£300-600

1321. A  CHINESE PILLOW modelled as a caparisoned elephant covered in a mottled olive glaze pooling to black around areas of the decoration, the rectangular foot with a geometric zig-zag pattern, Yuan/ early Ming, 24cm wide

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£300-600


1322. A  CHINESE “CIZHOU” MINIATURE PILLOW of curved rectangular form sketchily painted in brown with panels of a bird on a leafy branch, a playful buddhistic lion with a brocaded ball, bamboo shoots and foliage, covered in a creamy glaze, Yuan, 102mm

£200-400

1323. A CHINESE “QIANYAO” BOWL covered in a lustrous black and brown “tea-dust” glaze running towards the foot on the exterior, Song , 120mm dia.

£100-200

1325. A  CHINESE “QIANYAO” HARE’S FUR BOWL, the interior with a lustrous black and russet glaze with striations running from the rim, the exterior with thick droplets above the shallow foot exposing the body, Song, 11.5cm

1326. A CHINESE “QINGBAI” SAUCER DISH, the interior carved with fish swimming through ripples, with aquatic plants and a key pattern border, covered in a pale turquoise glaze, Song/Yuan, 137mm dia.

1324. A CHINESE BOWL covered in a brown and biscuit-coloured glaze, the interior with scattered stylised brown flowerheads, the exterior with a rich brown glaze running towards the foot, Song , 11.5cm dia.

£150-300

£150-300

£200-400

1327. A CHINESE “QINGBAI” SAUCER DISH, the centre of the circular panel carved with twin fish emblematic of marital bliss swimming amidst wave scrolls, covered in a creamy grey glaze and the rim mounted with copper, Song/Yuan, 157mm dia.

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£200-400


1328. A  CHINESE “QINGBAI” CUSHIONSHAPED BOX AND COVER decorated with stylised flower heads on a green grey ground, the top and base with a fluted rim, Song/Yuan, 70mm dia. and two similar “Qingbai” boxes and covers (3)

1331. A CHINESE “DEHUA” CUSHIONSHAPED BOX AND COVER with a slightly domed lid carved with a central panel of a flowering plant sprouting from rockwork within a fluted border, the base similarly fluted, Song/Yuan, 128mm dia.

£200-400

1329. A KHMER MYSTICAL BEAST curled up with its’ horned head turned to the right, the back with a ridge incorporating an aperture, covered in a grey and straw-coloured glaze, 11cm and a zoomorphic bottle vase modelled with the head of a bird covered in a rich brown glaze, 16.5cm high (2)

£150-300

£200-400

1332. A CHINESE “DEHUA” CUSHIONSHAPED BOX AND COVER, the slightly domed lid with a central circular panel carved with flowers and leafage, within a band of scrolls and fluting, the base similarly fluted, Song/Yuan, 19cm dia.

£200-400

1330. A CHINESE “QINGBAI” CUSHIONSHAPED BOX AND COVER covered in a pale grey-blue glaze, the lid with a quatrefoil panel carved with flowers and the rim of the lid and base with fluting, Yuan, 80mm dia.

1333. A CHINESE VASE AND COVER covered in a creamy glaze, the slightly domed lid with a flattened globular finial, Yuan/Ming, 17cm high and a smaller globular jar with a dish-shaped cover, probably Song/ Yuan, 63mm high (2)

£200-400

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£200-400


1334. A CHINESE PALE GREEN CELADON DISH carved with a stylised flower within a fluted border on which the glaze is pooled highlighting the decoration, Yuan/Ming , 13cm dia.

£100-200

1335. A CHINESE “DEHUA” BOX AND COVER in the form of a gourd covered in a pale grey green glaze pooling around the lobed body to highlight the form of the fruit, the unglazed base carved with an inscription, probably Yuan, 13cm

£200-400

1336. A  CHINESE “BLANC DE CHINE” BRUSH POT in the form of a section of bamboo with “anhua” decoration and three scroll feet, Kangxi, 110mm dia.

1337. A CHINESE “BLANC DE CHINE” VASE of globular form with “anhua” decoration of flowers and leafy tendrils, Kangxi, 85mm high

1338. A CHINESE “BLANC DE CHINE” BOWL, the flattened globular body with two buddhistic lions masks, on a circular foot, Kangxi, 9.5cm max

£200-400

1339. A CHINESE “YINGQING” WINE CUP AND STAND covered in a pale turquoise glaze, Song/Yuan, 9cm high

Provenance: Probably part of the Hatcher Junk (1643-46) and acquired from Heirloom & Howard. A directly comparable brush pot is illustrated as plate 113 in “The Hatcher Porcelain Cargoes - The Complete Record”, by Colin Sheaf and Richard Kilburn, published Oxford 1988.

£100-200

£300-600

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£200-400


1340. A  CHINESE “YINGQING” VASE, the pear-shaped body covered in creamy grey glaze with paler speckling, Song/Yuan, 12.5cm high

£100-200

1343. A “KHMER” ZOOMORPHIC FISH covered in an uneven brown glaze, with olive highlights, the circular unglazed section revealing the grey body, with apertures for the mouth and between the tail, probably pre-Sawankhalok, 13th/14th century, 11cm and six similar pieces (7) For a comparable fish see “Khmer Ceramics (9th - 14th century)” published by the South East Asian Ceramics Society, published 1981, no. 97.

1341. A CHINESE “TZU-CHOU” WATER DROPPER modelled as a toad crouching on a fluted circular base covered in lustrous green glaze running down from the rim towards the fluted body, Yuan/Ming , 60mm dia. £100-200

1344. A “KHMER” ZOOMORPHIC FIGURE OF A FELINE seated on its’ haunches, with tail raised, covered in an olive glaze pooling into dark brown patches, the lower part of the animal unglazed to expose the reddish-grey body, probably pre-Sawankhalok, 13th/14th century, 57mm high, a similar fish, a terracotta recumbent ox and a Zoomorphic beast with button eyes partially covered in a green celadon glaze (4)

1342. A RARE CHINESE PILLOW modelled as a feline covered in cloth with a shaped edge covered in straw brown, green and cream glazes, degraded in places to expose the pale terracotta body, probably Liao, 370mm long

£500-1000

£300-500

£100-200

1345. A  “KHMER” STORAGE JAR with a rounded shoulder and body tapering slightly towards the base, covered in an olive-brown glaze falling in tiers towards the base, with bands of incised geometric decoration, probably mid 12th century, 65cm high For a comparable storage jar see “Khmer Ceramics (9th - 14th century)” published by the South East Asian Ceramic Society 1981, no. 73.

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£200-400


1346. A  SOUTH EAST ASIAN STORAGE JAR with a globular body covered in dark and slightly paler olive glazes decorated with “carved” panels of birds, aquatic plants and blossoming foliage, 36cm high and a similar storage jar (2)

£100-200

1349. A SOUTH EAST ASIAN CELADON BOWL with an undulating and barbed rim and incised foliate and wave-scroll decoration, the reverse fluted and with the green glaze running over the unglazed red body of the circular foot, 29cm dia. and a circular celadon green tripod censer with incised geometric decoration and three feet, probably Sawankhalok, 29.5cm dia. (2)

1347. A  “KHMER” ZOOMORPHIC VESSEL of gourd shape covered in a degraded dark olive brown glaze falling short of the foot, probably mid 12th century, 33cm high For a comparable bottle-shaped vessel see “Khmer Ceramics (9th - 14th century)” published by the South East Asian Ceramic Society 1981, no. 47, and R. Brown et al, “Legend and Reality”, published Kuala Lumper: O.U.P., 1977, no. 69.

£300-500

1348. A SOUTH EAST ASIAN VASE of shouldered ovoid form covered in a irregular brown glaze running towards the foot, 39cm high and a smaller vase covered in a rich brown glaze running towards the foot ending in an even line to reveal the pale grey body, 14cm high (2)

£50-100

£300-600

1350. A SOUTH EAST ASIAN BOTTLE VASE of compressed globular form covered in a “crackled” sea green glaze running towards the foot, the short neck with two ring handles joining the body, probably Sawankhalok, 15cm high, and a similar small bowl moulded with stylised leaves, 13cm dia. (2) A celadon vessel of comparable form, but lacking the neck and handles, is illustrated as no. 99 in “Treasures from the National Museum Bangkok”, published 1987.

£150-250

1351. A SOUTH EAST ASIAN CELADON FIGURE sitting astride a barrel wearing a loose fitting robe tied at the waist, probably Sawankhalok, 17.5cm high A celadon figure of a female sitting with legs crossed is illustrated as no. 100 in “Treasures from the National Museum, Bangkok”, published 1987 by The National Museum Volunteers Group. 147

£100-200


1354. A COLLECTION OF THAI STUPAS covered in sea green, celadon and brown glazes, probably 16th century and later, the larger 43cm high (a collection)

1352. A “SWATOW” DISH covered in a brown glaze and decorated with a dragon within cloud scrolls, in a white slip, the base with marine encrustation, 17th century, 34cm dia.

£150-300

1355. A  COLLECTION OF THAI STUPAS, the majority covered in a sea green glaze and others in a brown glaze, the largest 38.5cm high (a collection)

£150-300

Provenance: The Hatcher Junk (1643-1646) Acquired from Heirloom and Howard.

A directly comparable dish is illustrated in “The Hatcher Porcelain Cargoes - The Complete Record”, by Colin Sheaf and Richard Kilburn, published Oxford 1988.

£300-600 1356. A CHINESE PORCELAIN BLUE AND WHITE BANGLE with “heaped and piled” decoration of two scaly five-clawed dragons contesting a flaming pearl amidst cloud scrolls, Qing, 11.5cm dia.

£100-200

1353. A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE STEM CUP, the exterior covered in a blue glaze and the interior with a band of scrolls around the lip, the exterior washed with a pale blue glaze, 17th century, 3” high.

Provenance: The Hatcher Junk (1643-1646). Acquired from Heirloom & Howard.

This stem cup, or one that is virtually identical, is illustrated in “The Hatcher Porcelain Cargoes - The Complete Record”, by Colin Sheaf and Richard Kilburn, plate 120.

1357. A  CHINESE VASE of ovoid form covered in a mustard yellow glaze pooling around the partially exposed foot, the rim washed in a brown glaze, the base with an underglaze blue six character mark of Yongzheng enclosed by a double circle, 23cm high, with a hardwood stand

£100-200

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£300-600


1358. A PAIR OF CHINESE DOUCAI DISHES decorated with geometric wheel panels enclosed by interlocking scrollwork, the reverse with similar decoration, the base of each with an underglaze blue seal mark of Daoguang and of the period, 21cm dia (2)

ÂŁ3000-6000

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1359. A  COLLECTION OF CHINESE AND SOUTH EAST ASIAN CELADON VASES AND DISHES including a small dish with a petal-shaped rim and a slightly degraded pale green glaze, 105mm dia., Ming and later, and other ceramics including a “Cizhou” tea bowl, Song , 12cm dia. (a collection)

£500-1000 1361. A PAIR OF CHINESE DOUCAI CUPS decorated with cloud scrolls and stylised foliage, the base of each with a six character mark of Wanli in underglaze blue enclosed in a rectangular panel, 7cm dia. and a similar box and cover (3)

£100-200

1360. A COLLECTION OF SOUTH EAST ASIAN CERAMICS including a baluster vase with moulded and painted decoration, 22cm high, two boxes and covers covered in straw and cream glazes and with incised decoration and other items (a collection)

£150-300

1362. A  CHINESE “YIXING” HEXAGONAL TEA CANISTER, each facet with a rectangular panel moulded with branches of blossoming peonies on a geometric key-pattern ground, on bracket feet, 22.5” high, and a smaller canister covered in a straw-coloured glaze pooling to dark brown in places (2)

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£100-200


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1363. A  N IMPORTANT PAIR OF CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE CANDLESTICKS with baluster stems and dished drip pans decorated with lotus, stylised fungi, foliage and fan-shaped fluting, the edge of the drip pan with crashing wave scrolls and the slightly domed base with a continuous band of conjoined scrolls to the outer edge, the base of one with a label inscribed “Yongzheng”, but probably early Qianlong 21cm high (2)

 smaller, but comparable candlestick, is in the collection of the A National Palace Museum Taipei illustrated in “Masterworks of Chinese Porcelain in the National Palace Museum Supplement”, published April 1973. The overall form of this candlestick, which retains its’ metal “pricket”, is extremely similar to the present examples. In addition, Soame Jenyns illustrates a mark and period candlestick from the collection of S.C. Coles as plate XCIV 2 in the standard reference “Later Chinese Porcelain”, published 1951. Whilst the majority of Imperial pieces were marked, some ritual objects were not and it seems likely that the present candlesticks may belong to this rarefied group. 1363–1369 S  PARE LOTS 152


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1370. RATANAKOSIN SCHOOL, 19th century A wall hanging of the Buddha standing on a pedestal with attendant monks and deities gazing down from cloud scrolls above, the monks each with their right shoulder bare, a subsidiary panel below with a mounted warrior and with an inscription in an elongated rectangular panel, the borders with stylised flowers and leafage, painting on a cotton banner, 270cm x 94cm

For a comparable banner painting on cotton see Jean Boisselier (translated by Janet Seligman) “Thai Painting”, published 1976, fig.11. The upper register of the composition relates directly to the present work. the banner illustrated is in the collection of the National Museum, Ayughya.

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£1000-2000


1371. I NDO-PERSIAN SCHOOL A manuscript leaf depicting a betrothal on a terrace, with an extensive landscape beyond, the border with brightly coloured flowers on a gilt enriched sand-coloured ground, the reverse with script, 34.5cm x 15cm, and another manuscript leaf with script in a border of wild animals in gilt (2)

1373. JAPANESE SCHOOL, 19th century An old woman with a dagger, coloured woodblock print, 26cm x 24cm and an erotic woodblock print (2)

£50-100

£200-400

1372. JAPANESE SCHOOL, 19th century An American steamer in coastal waters, coloured woodblock print, 12cm x 17.5cm and the companion of a British warship (2)

1374. I NDO-PERSIAN SCHOOL A miniature portrait of a noble with a bejewelled headdress, on mica (?), 54mm x 42mm, and five companion portrait miniatures (6)

£100-200

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£100-200


1375. CHINESE SCHOOL, 18th/early 19th century An album of twelve depictions of warriors with muskets, swords and other weapons, gouache on pith paper, 27.5cm x 18cm, bound as an album with a silkwork cover and a smaller album containing twelve depictions of boys carrying a variety of lanterns (2 albums)

1377. C  HINESE SCHOOL, late 18th/early 19th century An album of twelve depictions of the Emperor Qianlong and the Empress enthroned and holding ruyi sceptres, and ten other courtly figures including an archer, gouache on pith paper, 15cm x 12.5cm, bound in an album with a “ silkwork” cover

£500-1000

1376. CHINESE SCHOOL, late 18th/early 19th century An album of loosely bound depictions of figures engaged in a variety of pursuits including archery, a procession of figures with lanterns and musical instruments, a figure lying in state, elegant figures in interiors, gouache on paper, loose bound, the album 25cm x 28.5cm

£300-600

£500-1000

1378. C  HINESE SCHOOL, late 18th/early 19th century A set of twelve depictions of courtly figures in interiors including a Mandarin seated on a throne with an attendant, a screen with landscape panels beyond, gouache on pith paper, 30cm x 19cm, (12)

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£500-1000


1379. CHINESE SCHOOL, late 18th/early 19th century A procession of figures with a Palanquin, gouache on pith paper, 25cm x 24cm, and a set of seven depictions of figures engaged in the production of tea (8)

£500-1000

1380. C  HINESE SCHOOL, late 18th/early 19th century A set of twelve depictions of figures engaged in a variety of agricultural and other pursuits, gouache on greyish white pith paper, 15.5cm x 25cm

£500-1000

1381. C  HINESE SCHOOL, late 18th/early 19th century A set of twelve depictions of figures engaged in a variety of pursuits including agriculture and weaving, gouache on greyish white pith paper, 15cm x 25.5cm

£500-1000

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1382. CHINESE SCHOOL, 19th century An extensive panorama of a town in springtime with figures engaged in a variety of pursuits and trades, with numerous buildings and blossoming trees, signed and inscribed, gouache on textile, 165cm x 84.5cm

ÂŁ800-1600

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1383. CHINESE SCHOOL, circa 1806 A Mandarin of the First Rank wearing court costume covered by a rich fur coat, inscribed “Mandarin First Class” and with a watermark of J. Whatman 1805, watercolour on a leaf, 18.5cm x 14cm, cand the companion of the wife of a Mandarin of the Second Rank, wearing a light plum coloured dragon costume with green surcoat and cape (2)

Provenance: Acquired from Martyn Gregory, 34 Bury Street, St. James’s, London SW1 The pearl and red coral emblem on the Mandarin’s headwear denotes his rank and the badge on the costume of the wife of the Mandarin depicts the Golden Pheasant, which denotes her rank.

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£500-1000


1384. CHINESE SCHOOL, 19th century Figures on a junk in a stiff breeze, oils on canvas, 20cm x 26cm

1386. P  U QUA, circa 1800 A juggler balancing a vase on his forehead, gouache on pith paper, 3cm x 15cm

£100-200

1385. CHINESE ARTIST, circa 1830 A woman with a boat pulled up on the foreshore, with a bay beyond, gouache, 9.5cm x 14.5cm, with an embossed acanthus leaf border and the reverse with the depiction of a paddle steamer £100-200

£150-300

1387. CHINESE SCHOOL, 19th century A young woman in finely embroidered costume, her hair adorned with flowers and jewels lifting a blind revealing a view through a window to a blossoming prunus tree, watercolour on gouache, 90cm x 56cm

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£100-200


1388. C  HINESE ARTIST, late 19th century A British steamer off the China coast, oil on canvas, 22cm x 29cm

£300-600

1389. C  HINESE ARTIST, late 19th century A British sailing vessel off the China coast, oil on canvas, 43cm x 58.5cm

£1000-2000

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1390. CHINESE ARTIST, circa 1770 A view of the Hongs of Canton, gouache on silk, 63.5cm x 80cm, and the companion of the Creek Hong, Canton, and the Chinese Hongs to the east, 63.5cm x 90cm. The first view shows the group of factories on Hog Lane, with the Swedish, English and Dutch flags aloft. The companion work shows the waterfront continuing to the East with the Creek factory and a small Customs post, together with a Customs boat, at the entrance to the creek itself. The Chinese merchants’ riverside Hongs, built on piles, are visible to the right. These extraordinary early views of the waterfront in Canton are painted in exquisite detail. In the first a frock-coated figure may be seen beneath the portico and through the open window in the upper floor of the New English factory one can glimpse an elegant chandelier hanging from the ceiling. Through this window is the factory’s spacious dining room, situated above the entrance, a place well-known for opulent and convivial entertainment. Chandeliers (“lustres”) were among the official presents given to the Qianlong Emperor by the first British Embassy to reach China in 1793. Those in the English factory were often remarked upon by visitors, until their looting and destruction in 1841 and 1842.

 e dating of these exceptional works is problematic, Th but they cannot post-date 1781. By then, the frontages of several Hongs had been at least partially rebuilt in a broadly European style.

 iterature: Illustrated as plates 2.17 and 2.18 L by Patrick Conner in “The Hongs of Canton”, published London 2009.

£30000-60000

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1391. CHINESE ARTIST, 18th century A portrait of a high ranking Manchu lady wearing an elaborate embroidered and be-jewelled headdress and earrings, with a mauve embroidered dragon costume with a small pet bird perched on her fingers, watercolours and gouache, 36cm x 29.5cm

 rovenance: Martyn Gregory, 34 Bury Street, P St. James’s, London SW1. and the reverse with a label.

£300-600

1392. CHINESE ARTIST, late 18th/early 19th century An archer wearing an elaborately embroidered robe and a yellow jacket, gouache on paper, 36cm x 27cm, and the companion of a lady (2)

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£400-700


1393. GOLCONDA (Deccan circa 1700) Shah Suja, gouache, 423mm x 272mm, and the companion of Murad Bakhsh (2)

 rovenance: Acquired from Waddington & Tooth P Galleries Ltd, 2 Cork Street, London W1X 1PA

ÂŁ1000-2000

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1394. CHINESE ARTIST, circa 1870 A panorama of the Bund, Shanghai, inscribed with notes in English on the mount, watercolour and bodycolour, 21.5cm x 44cm

£5000-10000

1395. CHINESE ARTIST, circa 1850 A panorama of Hong Kong from the harbour with European ships and Chinese junks at anchor, gouache, 18.5cm x 25cm 

 rovenance: Acquired from Martyn Gregory, P 34 Bury St., St. James’s, London SW1 November 1977 and illustrated in the catalogue no. 48.

£3000-6000

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1396. ATTRIBUTED TO TINGQUA The Hongs of Canton and the companion of Praya Grande, Macau, gouache, 17cm x 24.5cm, in black lacquer frames enriched in gilt in the corners (2)

 rovenance: Acquired from Martyn Gregory, P 34 Bury Street, St. James’s, London SW1.

£5000-10000

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1397. LAM QUA “Grande Odalisque”, signed “Lamqua” and in Chinese characters, oil on canvas, 30.5cm x 47cm Provenance: Acquired from Martyn Gregory, 34 Bury Street, St. James’s, London SW1.

£3000-6000

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1398. YEU QUA OR STUDIO, circa 1858 A portrait of Governor Yeh, gouache, 20cm x 15cm

Provenance: Acquired from Martyn Gregory, 34 Bury Street, St. James’s, London SW1.

1399. CHINESE ARTIST, late 19th century A junk in heavy seas, the coast beyond, oil on board, 15cm x 10cm and the companion picture (2)

£100-200

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 iterature: This, or a comparable work, is illustrated as L plate 8.17 in “The Hongs of Canton” by Patrick Conner, published London 2009. £200-400


1400. C  HINESE ARTIST, circa 1822 A set of four panoramic views of Canton depicting the various stages of the Great Fire of 1822, gouache, 45cm x 66cm The “Great Fire” of 1822 appears to be the first fire commemorated in Chinese “export” paintings. The disastrous blaze on the 1st and 2nd November 1822 is believed to have left 50,000 people homeless. The British factory sent out fire engines to lend assistance, but no water could be obtained. At about midnight the wind shifted from North East to North and it became apparent that the factories were in danger. A message was sent to Whampoa ordering up sailors from the Western ships. The first to arrive at 7am on 2nd November were the Americans, whose anchorage lay nearest to Canton. The British arrived half an hour later. The fire raged all that day and continued into the following night. The ruins were still smouldering the following morning when armed militia were sent to protect what valuables remained from looters. Indeed, $700,000 was in the treasury of the East India Company, which was removed the following day. This rare series of four views shows the factories as they appeared in 1822 before the fire, at two stages during the blaze and in ruins. In the first two scenes the factories lie undisturbed. In the second the tranquillity of a calm and moonlit evening is disturbed by a reddening cloud above the “Old English” factory; a fire-fighting gang moves into action in front of the Spanish factory. Later in the night the fire had spread along the length of the foreshore and it is crowded with figures. The final depiction shows a scene of desolation. According to Robert Morrison, who witnessed the scene on the morning of Sunday 3rd November, it “exhibited nothing but the ruins of all the foreign factories, with the exception of the American Consul’s (Mr Willcocks), Mr Berry’s and a part of Mr Magniac’s: the English warehouse was entirely consumed ...!” Provenance: Acquired from Martyn Gregory, 34 Bury Street, St. James’s, London SW1.

 iterature: All four views are illustrated by Patrick L Conner in “The Hongs of Canton” published London 2009 as plates 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 and 4.4, pages 90 - 93.

£50000-100000

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1401. AFTER ISIDORE STANISLAS HELMAN A series of 24 depictions of the conquests of the Emperor Qianlong, copperplate engravings, published Paris 1786, 47cm x 43cm (unframed in a box folio)

ÂŁ5000-10000

The original and larger version of this famous work was commissioned by the Emperor Qianlong in the 1760’s. He enlisted the aid of a team of missionary artists then resident in Peking, including the famous Giuseppe Castiglione. When this edition was completed the Emperor insisted that the original plates be returned to the Imperial Palace. To satisfy the curiosity of the French public about this extraordinary work it was decided to issue a smaller version in 1785. Helman, the foremost French engraver of the period, was chosen to reproduce the engravings on a reduced scale. This work was finished in 1786 and published in that year.

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1402. C  HINESE ARTIST, late 18th/early 19th century A high ranking Mandarin seated in a throne before a folding screen, with a lady in court dress seated on a barrel-shaped seat and a kneeling attendant, watercolour and bodycolour, 50.5cm x 37cm, in a red lacquer frame

ÂŁ500-1000

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1403. CHINESE ARTIST, circa 1858 A view of the Pi-Ho depicting the SS Kestrel, the SS Banterer, the Plover and the Opossum, with the Taku Fort beyond, oil on canvas, 33cm x 52cm.

Provenance: Acquired from Martyn Gregory, 34 Bury Street, St. James’s, London SW1

£3000-6000

On 20th June 1858 there was an unsuccessful attempt by a flotilla of British gunboats under Admiral Sir James Hope to force the entrance of the Pi Ho River. This was guarded by the Taku Fort. This painting depicts the SS Kestrel sunk and the other vessels in difficulty.

1404. CHINESE ARTIST, circa 1840 A view of Magazine Hill, Canton, with a compound and barracks with troops parading in the foreground, oil on canvas, 23cm x 43cm

Provenance: Acquired from Martyn Gregory, 34 Bury Street, St. James’s, London SW1. £5000-10000

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1405. CHINESE ARTIST, 19th century A man with a female musician standing before a pierced screen, oil on canvas laid on board, 31cm x 23cm.

1407. CHINESE ARTIST, circa 1840 A portrait of Commissioner Keying (Ch’i-ying), oil on canvas laid on board, 21.5cm x 17cm.

Provenance: Acquired from the Martyn Gregory Gallery, 34 Bury Street, St. James’s, London SW1.

£300-600

£500-1000

1406. CHINESE ARTIST, 19th century Musicians on an elegant terrace, oil on canvas laid on board, 15cm x 29cm (reduced)

£100-200

1408. MANNER OF GIUSEPPE CASTIGLIONE A western dog beneath bamboo with gourds growing over the branches, on textile, 113cm x 75.5cm, including the “silkwork” ground

£300-600

1409. MANNER OF GIUSEPPE CASTIGLIONE A western dog sitting with head turned, coloured scroll on a silkwork ground, 135cm x 67cm overall, and the companion of a dog itching its’ ear (2)

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£300-600


1410. CHINESE ARTIST, circa 1815 A pair of panoramic views of Cape Town and St. Helena, oil on metal, or possibly ivory, 10cm x 13.5cm (2) Provenance: Acquired from Martyn Gregory, 34 Bury Street, St. James’s, London SW1.

£3000-6000

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1411. AFTER GIUSEPPE CASTIGLIONE A recumbent western dog resting head on front paws, coloured scroll on a silkwork ground, 110cm x 62cm overall, the companion of a striding dog and two unframed scrolls after Castiglione (4)

£100-200

1412. AFTER GIUSEPPE CASTIGLIONE A scroll of a western dog itching its’ ear, 65.5cm wide, and two other similar scrolls (3)

£100-200

1413. A  FTER GIUSEPPE CASTIGLIONE A scroll of a western dog striding forward, 66cm wide, and three similar scrolls (4)

£100-200

1414. C  HINESE SCHOOL, early 19th century A panoramic view of the waterfront at Canton with numerous junks and buildings, watercolour and wash, possibly on an engraved base, 35cm x 232cm

£1000-2000

1415. MANNER OF GEORGE CHINNERY A group of Chinese tradesmen, watercolour and bodycolour with pen and ink, 14cm x 17cm Provenance: Acquired from Martyn Gregory, 34 Bury Street, St. James’s, London SW1 and the reverse with a label

£100-200

1416. AFTER WILLIAM ALEXANDER “A Quan or Mandarin bearing a letter from the Emperor of China”, coloured engraving by Wilson, published London April 12th 1796 by G. Nicol, 30cm x 39cm and the companion of “A scene in an historical play exhibited on the Chinese stage”, (2)

£100-200

1417. AFTER THOMAS ALLOM Hong Kong from Kow-Loon, engraved by S. Fisher from a sketch on the spot by Captain Stoddart, RN, coloured engraving, 16cm x 22cm, the companion engravings and a series of nine Chinese subject engravings after Thomas Allon, including “Show-Room of a Lantern Merchant at Peking” (13)

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£200-400


1418. CHINESE ARTIST, circa 1860 A portrait of a lady seated wearing a bonnet and a black silk dress covered by a white coat, oil on canvas, 21cm x 16.5cm.

 rovenance: Acquired from Martyn Gregory, P 34 Bury Street, St. James’s, London SW1 and the reverse with a label.

£300-600

1419. CHINESE ARTIST, circa 1840 A portrait of a gentleman in uniform, said to be General Gough, oil on canvas, 24cm x 21cm, possibly retaining the original hardwood frame £500-1000

1420. CHINESE ARTIST, circa 1820 A portrait of an elegant woman standing three-quarter length on a balcony holding a kerchief to her nose, on ivory, 13.5cm x 9cm

1421. SUNQUA A miniature portrait of Captain Joseph Alsop of Meriden, Connecticut, USA, inscribed “Sunqua” lower right, on ivory, 10.5” x 8cm

Provenance: Acquired from Martyn Gregory, 34 Bury Street, St. James’s, London SW1 and the reverse with a label.

 rovenance: Acquired from Martyn Gregory, 34 Bury P Street, St. James’s, London SW1 and the reverse with a label (no.46)

£500-1000

£300-600

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1422. LAMQUA OR STUDIO A portrait of a European gentleman seated in a chair in an interior, oil on canvas, 25cm x 21cm, in a Chinese carved giltwood frame imitating a European form

ÂŁ1000-2000

1423. CHINESE ARTIST, circa 1860 A man seated full-length in an interior resting his left arm on a table covered in a red damask cloth and adorned with a vase of blossom, a covered bowl and a pile of books, oil on canvas, 28cm x 57cm

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ÂŁ2000-4000


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1424. C  HINESE ARTIST, circa 1860 A panoramic view of Hong Kong from the harbour with numerous European ships and Chinese junks, oil on canvas, 66cm x 112cm, and the companion painting of the Hongs of Canton, each in a carved giltwood frame with a beaded inner border and a gadrooned outer edge (2)

 rovenance: Acquired from Martyn Gregory, 34 Bury P Street, St. James’s, London SW1.

ÂŁ50000-100000

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1425. WOEQUA An album of topographical views and figures engaged in a variety of pursuits including sailing boats on rivers, hunting and shooting, pen and wash, 13cm x 19.5cm, the back of the album with a series of lightly drawn figure studies, principally of elegant women engaged in a variety of pursuits on terraces and in interiors, the inside of the cover inscribed “China and The Chinese: Harold Carr WRA (?)”, and dated “Canton 1859”, and the title page with a printed paper label in red “Woequa takes likenesses”

£500-1000

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1426. A JAPANESE SIX-FOLD SCREEN decorated with cranes amidst gnarled pines and bamboo shoots, a single bird swooping down from above, probably Edo, 165cm x 370cm

ÂŁ2000-4000

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(g) to reject or ignore bids from you or your agent at future auctions or to impose conditions before any such bids shall be accepted; (h) to apply any proceeds of sale of other Lots due or in future becoming due to you towards the settlement of the total amount due and to exercise a lien (that is a right to retain possession of) any of your property in our possession for any purpose until the debt due is satisfied. (2) We shall, as agent for the seller and on our own behalf pursue these rights and remedies only so far as is reasonable to make appropriate recovery in respect of breach of these conditions 9 THIRD PARTY LIABILITY All members of the public on our premises are there at their own risk and must note the lay-out of the accommodation and security arrangements. Accordingly neither the auctioneer nor our employees or agents shall incur liability for death or personal injury (except as required by law by reason of our negligence) or similarly for the safety of the property of persons visiting prior to or at a sale. 10 COMMISSION BIDS Whilst prospective buyers are strongly advised to attend the auction and are always responsible for any decision to bid for a particular Lot and shall be assumed to have carefully inspected and satisfied themselves as to its condition we will if so instructed clearly and in writing execute bids on their behalf. Neither the auctioneer nor our employees or agents shall be responsible for any failure to do so save where such failure is unreasonable. Where two or more commission bids at the same level are recorded we reserve the right in our absolute discretion to prefer the first bid so made. 11 WARRANTY OF TITLE AND AVAILABILITY The seller warrants to the auctioneer and you that the seller is the true owner of the property consigned or is properly authorised by the true owner to consign it for sale and is able to transfer good and marketable title to the property free from any third party claims. 12 AGENCY The auctioneer normally acts as agent only and disclaims any responsibility for default by sellers or buyers. 13 TERMS OF SALE The seller acknowledges that Lots are sold subject to the stipulations of these Conditions in their entirety and on the Terms of Consignment as notified to the consignor at the time of the entry of the Lot. 14 DESCRIPTIONS AND CONDITION (1) Whilst we seek to describe lots accurately, it may be impractical for us to carry out exhaustive due diligence on each lot. Prospective buyers are given ample opportunities to view and inspect before any sale and they (and any independent experts on their behalf) must satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of any description applied to a lot. Prospective buyers also bid on the understanding that, inevitably, representations or statements by us as to authorship, genuineness, origin, date, age, provenance, condition or estimated selling price involve matters of opinion. We undertake that any such opinion shall be honestly and reasonably held and accept liability for opinions given negligently or fraudulently. Subject to the foregoing neither we the auctioneer nor our employees or agents nor the seller accept liability for the correctness of such opinions and all conditions and warranties, whether relating to description, condition or quality of lots, express, implied or statutory, are hereby excluded. This Condition is subject to the next following Condition concerning deliberate forgeries and applies save as provided for in paragraph 6 “information to buyers”. (2) Private treaty sales made under these Conditions are deemed to be sales by auction for purposes of consumer legislation. 15 FORGERIES Notwithstanding the preceding Condition, any Lot which proves to be a deliberate forgery (as defined) may be returned to us by you within 21 days of the auction provided it is in the same condition as when bought, and is accompanied by particulars identifying it from the relevant catalogue description and a written statement of defects. If we are satisfied from the evidence presented that the Lot is a deliberate forgery we shall refund the money paid by you for the Lot including any buyer’s premium provided that (1) if the catalogue description reflected the accepted view of scholars and experts as at the date of sale or (2) you personally are not able to transfer a good and marketable title to us, you shall have no rights under this condition. The right of return provided by this Condition is additional to any right or remedy provided by law or by these Conditions of Sale. 16 GENERAL We shall have the right at our discretion, to refuse admission to our premises or attendance at our auctions by any person. (1) any right to compensation for losses liabilities and expenses incurred in respect of and as a result of any breach of these Conditions and any exclusions provided by them shall be available to the seller and/or the auctioneer as appropriate. (2). Such rights and exclusions shall extend to and be deemed to be for the benefit of employees and agents of the seller and/or the auctioneer who may themselves enforce them. (3) Any notice to any buyer, seller, bidder or viewer may be given by first class mail or Swiftmail in which case it shall be deemed to have been received by the addressee 48 hours after posting. (4) Special terms may be used in catalogue descriptions of particular classes of items in which case the descriptions must be interpreted in accordance with any glossary appearing at the commencement of the catalogue. (5) Any indulgence extended to bidders buyers or sellers by us notwithstanding the strict terms of these Conditions or of the Terms of Consignment shall affect the position at the relevant time only and in respect of that particular concession only; in all other respects these Conditions shall be construed as having full force and effect. (6) English law applies to the interpretation of these Conditions.

Live Bidding Duke’s Auctioneers offer an online bidding service via the-saleroom.com for bidders who cannot attend the sale. In completing the bidder registration on www.the-saleroom.com and providing your credit card details (unless alternative arrangements are agreed with Duke’s Auctioneers) you: 1. authorise Duke’s Auctioneers, if they so wish, to charge the credit card given in part or full payment, including all fees, for items successfully purchased in the auction via the-saleroom.com, and 2. confirm that you are authorised to provide these credit card details to Duke’s Auctioneers through www.the-saleroom.com and agree that Duke’s Auctioneers are entitled to ship the goods to the card holder name and card holder address provided in fulfilment of the sale. 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. Clicking the bid button is a commitment to buy. THIRD PARTY LIABILITY Any person or his personal property at Melplash Court, Dorset, or on the auctioneers premises, before, during, or after the auction, shall be deemed to be there at their own risk and will have no claim against the auctioneers in respect of any injury sustained, or accident which may occur. IMPORTANT NOTICE TO BUYERS OF FURNITURE All items are held at the risk of the Buyer. If they are not removed by 4pm on the Friday following the sale the Auctioneers will instruct a carrier to remove them to storage. The Buyer will be responsible for paying the aforementioned carrier all charges incurred and for making arrangements in advance for the removal of items from their store after payment of their charges on production of our reciept for the items.

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BIDDING FORM FOR MELPLASH COURT 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.

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BIDDING FORM FOR MELPLASH COURT 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.

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Signed.................................................................................................

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Duke’s at Melplash Court, Dorset. Telephone 01308 488418 from Saturday 18th September.

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

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