Asian Art / Spring 2022

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Asian Art April 27-29, 2022 HIG HL IGH TS

IMPORTANT NOTICES Bidding Options This auction is scheduled to be a live auction with online, phone and absentee bidding available. There will be no in-person bidding. To register for absentee and telephone bidding, please visit our website or call 508-385-3116. Online bidding available through Given the changing situation regarding COVID-19, changes to the schedule, available bidding platforms and exhibition hours may occur. Please visit our website,, or call 508-385-3116 for the most up-to-date information. Terms A buyer’s premium will be added to the hammer price of all purchases. The buyer’s premium is 25 percent of the final bid price up to and including $500,000, and 10 percent of the final bid price over $500,000. We accept checks, cash, money orders, wire transfers and major credit cards for payment. Credit cards can only be used for up to $5,000 of the invoice total and the card must have a U.S. billing address. Bidders holding a Massachusetts or out-of-state resale number must provide the certificate or copy thereof when registering to bid or otherwise will be required to pay 6.25% Massachusetts sales tax on purchases. Items picked up in or shipped to Connecticut are subject to 6.35% Connecticut sales tax. Residents of other states may be subject to state and local sales taxes. Condition Reports Condition reports will be provided to the best of our ability. Prospective buyers should satisfy themselves by personal inspection as to the condition of each lot. It is the bidder’s responsibility to obtain a condition report, by either visiting our website or contacting us. Although condition reports may be given on request, such reports are statements of opinion only. Regardless of whether or not a condition report is given, all property is sold subject to Item 1 of our Conditions of Sale, which provides that all property is sold as is. The absence of a condition report does not imply that the property is in good condition. All dimensions are approximate.

Asian Art Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, April 27, 28 and 29, 2022 Each session starting at 9:30 a.m. Eastern


Headquarters: 1483 Route 6A, East Dennis, Mass. I 508-385-3116 I I MA Lic. #155


Tuesday, April 26, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:300 p.m. and by appointment.

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JAPANESE INLAID LACQUER FIVE-CASE INRO BY SHIBATA REISAI 19th Century Decoration of a seated boy with a sickle on one face and an ikebana basket of flowers on the other, rendered in mother-of-pearl, silver and ivory on a gilt and black lacquered ground. Signed. Ojime with black lacquer bird and floral decoration. Inro height 3”. Ojime diameter 13mm. 5,000/10,000 Provenance: Shep Brozman Collection. Sydney Moss, Ltd. Private Tennessee Collection.


JAPANESE FINELY CARVED IVORY SHRINE/ZUSHI Meiji Period, 19th Century Cylindrical, the top with four applied ruyi around the edge and a central openwork knop encasing a seated oni holding a lotus flower. Rounded doors with raised lohan decoration on the exterior and incised lotus decoration in a black wash on the interior. Doors open to reveal a kirin and two figures in an interior set on a multi-tiered carved base. Obverse of case with raised figural decoration. Signed on base. Height 12”. Length 5”. 10,000/15,000


PAIR OF JAPANESE BLACK AND GOLD LACQUER THREE-TIER BOXES Early 20th Century Formed as two conjoined cubes. Alternating figural, landscape and animal decoration with red highlights. Black lacquer interiors. Heights 17”. Lengths 30”. 1,500/2,500 Provenance: Private Collection, Greenwich, Connecticut.



CHINESE CINNABAR AND LACQUER FLORIFORM BOX 20th Century Cinnabar exterior with eight carved figural landscape panels surrounding a central floral and wave medallion. Black lacquer interior. Six-character Kangxi mark on base. Width 21.5”. 1,000/1,200 Provenance: Private North Shore Collection. Hindman Auctions, Sale 688, Lot #674.

PAIR OF JAPANESE CARVED WOOD CRANES 20th Century Standing on naturalistic root wood bases. Heights 29”. 1,000/1,500


LARGE JAPANESE POTTERY BOTTLE VASE Early 20th Century With blue-over-cream glaze and applied gilt decoration of birds and berries on a vine. Height 30”. 1,000/1,500


THREE ASIAN EMBROIDERED SILK ROBES Early 20th Century 1) Chinese tomato red robe with central blue dragon and pearl surrounded by flowers and butterflies. Green floral and butterfly sleeve bands. Length 38”. 2) Japanese pink robe with white chrysanthemums and metallic threadwork collar and trim. Takashimaya, Kyoto label. Length 28”. 3) Chinese red damask silk robe trimmed with colorful collar, trim and sleeve bands with figural and floral needlework. Length 37”. 1,000/1,500



LIU CHUNLIN Chinese, 1872-1944 Calligraphy couplet scroll. Signed and seal marked mid-left margin. Together with an unsigned calligraphic scroll. Inks on paper, 50” x 12”. 500/1,000 Provenance: Hurst Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1986. Private Cape Cod, Massachusetts Collection.

CHINESE MARBLE TILE PAINTING 18th Century One side depicts a phoenix flying above figures in a courtyard interior. Other side with calligraphy. Tile 11” x 11”. Fitted into a modern rosewood table screen base. Height 5”. Width 14”. 1,200/1,800


TIEFENG JIANG Minnesota/China, b. 1938 Untitled abstract. Signed lower right and dated “008”. Mixed media on rice paper, 41” x 41”. Framed 53” x 53”. 2,500/3,500 Provenance: Private Collection, Greenwich, Connecticut.


HACHIRO NAKAGAWA Massachusetts/Japan, 1877-1922 Figures in a boat. Signed and dated lower right “H. Nakagawa 1903”. Watercolor on paper, 12” x 19” sight. Framed 21” x 27.5”. 800/1,200

SESSION II: THURSDAY, A P R I L 28 Lots 301-608


TSUKIOKA YOSHITOSHI Japan, 1839-1892 Twenty-eight prints from “Yoshitoshi’s Thirty Six Ghosts” series, contained in a portfolio. Together with three miscellaneous prints from “The Thirtytwo Aspects of Women” and “One Hundred Moons (#69)”. Woodblock prints, oban tate-e, each approx. 14” x 9.75”. 5,000/7,000



HIROSHI YOSHIDA Japan, 1876-1950 “Evening in Nara”. Pencil-signed lower right. Titled lower left. Woodblock print, oban tate-e, 15” x 10.25” sight. Framed 20” x 14.5”. 900/1,100

BERTHA BOYNTON BULL LUM America, 1860-1954 Palace gates. Signed and dated lower right “Bertha Lum 36”. Mixed media on paper, 14” x 8” sight. Framed 25” x 18”. 800/1,000


KAWASE HASUI Japan, 1883-1957 “Sakurada Gate”. Woodblock print, oban yoko-e, 10.5” x 15”. Unframed. 900/1,100



HASHIGUCHI GOYO Japan, 1880-1921 “Woman after Bath”. Woodblock print, oban tate-e, 13.5” x 9.5”. Matted. (detail) 800/1,000

TIBETAN BRONZE THOUSAND-ARMED AVOLOKITESHVARA 18th Century Standing on a lotus throne. Engraved lotus on underside of base. Wood stand. Height 8.5”. 800/1,000


THAI RAMA IV GILT BRONZE BUDDHA Rattanakosin Period, 19th Century Sitting in earth-touching position, the left hand holding the stem of a talipot (prayer fan). Head with tightly coiled curls and no ushnisha. Height 33”. Width 28”. Depth 15”. 12,000/18,000


CHINESE BLUE AND YELLOW PORCELAIN SHALLOW BOWL Early 20th Century Decoration of yellow five-clawed dragons chasing a fiery pearl against a cloud-filled cobalt blue ground. Six-character Kangxi mark on base. Height 2.5”. Diameter 13.25”. 700/900


CHINESE IMPERIAL YELLOW PORCELAIN OVERSIZE ALTAR BELL-FOOTED CANDLESTICK 19th Century From an altar set. Decoration of alternating lotus and auspicious objects within a vine-filled yellow ground. Height 14”. Mounted as a table lamp with green hardstone and cloisonné pulls and a carved white jade finial. Total height 28”. 5,000/7,000


CHINESE FENCAI PORCELAIN BALUSTER VASE 19th Century Blue qilin-form handles, one damaged. Bands of famille rose, blue and white landscape cartouches, and salmon ruyi and lappet on celadon. 1,000/1,200

SESSION III: FR IDAY, APR I L 29 Lots 701-1022



CHINESE CARVED LAPIS LAZULI DRAGON-FORM PENDANT/BROOCH In a 22kt gold openwork wave-form mount fashioned by goldsmith Ross Coppelman. 1.75” x 3.25”. 1,000/1,500

CHINESE CARVED LAPIS LAZULI SNUFF BOTTLE Late 19th/Early 20th Century Spade shape with raised scrolls at the shoulder. Pearl stopper. Height 2.25”. 700/900


CHINESE PAINTED BUFF POTTERY FIGURE OF A HORSE Tang Dynasty Standing four square on a rectangular base, its head turned to the left. Traces of pale pink pigment, the saddle retaining orange pigment. In a fitted box. Height 11.75”. Length 11”. Box height 7”. Top 13.5” x 13.5”. 2,000/3,000 Provenance: Christie’s, New York, Sale 6490, Chinese Ceramics, Jades, & Works of Art, December 2, 1989, Lot #117. Private Boston-area Collection.


PAIR OF CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN TEMPLE VASES Last Quarter of the 19th Century Mock mask and ring handles at shoulders. Decoration of women and children in an interior on obverses and calligraphic inscription on reverses. Heights 24”. 2,000/3,000 Provenance: C.Y. Tse Antiques & Collectibles, Hong Kong, 1988. Private Collection, Greenwich, Connecticut.


PAIR OF CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN TWO-PART CONVERTIBLE CANDLESTICKS 19th Century Decoration of the eight deities amongst clouds. Tops fit into rounded domed bases. Heights 11”. Diameters 6”. 900/1,100 Provenance: Private Collection, Greenwich, Connecticut.


JAPANESE SIX-PANEL RIMPA SCHOOL SCREEN First Half of the 19th Century Depicts the moon rising over the Plains of Musashino full of colorful flowers. With gold and silver leaf. Height 67.5”. Length 148”. (detail) 15,000/25,000 Provenance: Naga Antiques, New York, 1989. Private Collection, Greenwich, Connecticut.


CHINESE ROSEWOOD LOW TABLE Late 19th/Early 20th Century Open-carved apron. Height 12”. Length 38”. Width 15.5”. 500/700


SET OF SIX CHINESE CARVED HARDWOOD DOOR SCREENS Early 20th Century Each with an open-carved upper panel over a lattice panel over three relief-carved panels depicting figures in landscapes engaged in various pursuits or vases and censers. Heights 90”. Widths 22.5”. 2,500/4,500 Provenance: Li Asia Gallery, Williamstown, Massachusetts. A Stonington, Connecticut Estate.