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asian arts april 25, 2017

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april 25, 2017


asian arts

auction Sale 1569 Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 10am 1808 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19103 Cover Image: Lot 247 (detail), Inside Front Cover: Lot 482 (detail), Inside Back Cover: Lots 233, 238, 222 (detail)


asian arts department Benjamin A. Farina Vice President, Head of Department Asian Arts bfarina@freemansauction.com 267.414.1219

Cong Wang Cataloguer, Department Administrator Asian Arts cwang@freemansauction.com 267.414.1219

exhibitions Thursday, April 20

10:00am-5:00pm

Friday, April 21

10:00am-5:00pm

Saturday, April 22

10:00am-5:00pm

Sunday, April 23

11:00am-5:00pm

Monday, April 24

10:00am-5:00pm

By appointment only on the morning of the sale

client services Mary Maguire Director | Client Services mmaguire@freemansauction.com 267.414.1236

Joslyn Moore Bidding Registration jmoore@freemansauction.com 267.414.1207

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ASIAN ARTS 1 YAMADA SHUHO (B. 1887) MAIDEN IN SNOW ink and color on silk, hanging scroll; signed and with one seal lower left. sight H: 49 1/2 in., 125.7cm; W: 16 1/2 in., 41.9cm note: Yamada Shuho was born in Kumamoto, and was a student of Terasaki Kogyo $100-200

4 ATTRIBUTED TO KAWANABE KYOSAI (1831-1889) 19th century RAKAN AND ONI ink and color on silk, hanging scroll; signed ‘Seisei Kyosai ga’ lower right, with one seal sight H: 42 3/4 in., 108.6cm; W: 15 1/4 in., 38.5cm provenance: Acquired by the father of the present owners Thence by descent note: The present work appears to relate to a work illustrated by Josian Condor in ‘Paintings and Studies by Kawanabe Kyosai’, 1911, plate XXVI, ‘A Demon Disguised as an Itinerant Priest and a Servant Boy’. $1,500-2,500

2 JAPANESE RINPA SCHOOL FLOWERS IN BLOOM ink and color on silk, hanging scroll; bearing signature of Sakai Hoitsu and with one seal. sight H: 10 1/2 in., 26.7cm; W: 15 1/2 in., 39.4cm $300-500

5 JAPANESE SCHOOL LANDSCAPE ink and color on paper, hanging scroll; bearing signature of Kasho, and three seals, with associated wood box sight H: 16 in., 40.6cm; W: 21 3/4 in., 55.2cm $200-300 Not illustrated

3 JAPANESE KANO SCHOOL WHITE PEONIES ink and color on silk, hanging scroll; bearing signature of Hogen Eishin and with one seal sight H: 29 1/2 in., 74.9cm; W: 14 5/8 in., 37.1cm $300-500 6

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ASIAN ARTS 6 JAPANESE SCHOOL WARRIOR ON HORSE ink and color with gold on silk, hanging scroll; signed Chitose or Senrei, one seal; with wood box sight H: 44 3/4 in., 114cm; W: 16 in., 40.8cm provenance: Property of a Pennsylvania collector $500-700

7 JAPANESE SCHOOL FUN AT MUKOJIMA ink and color on silk, hanging scroll; signed Sekitei and with one seal, with associated wood box sight H: 45 3/4 in., 116.2cm; W: 14 3/4 in., 37.5cm $300-500 8

8 JAPANESE SCHOOL TWO FRAMED PAINTINGS ink on silk, with various seals each panel with five shaped reserves depicting various subjects sight H: 49 3/4 in., 126.4cm; W 11 3/4 in., 29.8cm $1,000-1,500

9 NISHIKAWA SUKENEOBU (1671-1751) edo period HOSHI MATSURI woodblock print with later hand coloring H: 7 3/4 in., 9.5cm; W: 10 3/4 in., 27.5cm provenance: Property of a Pennsylvania collector $250-500 9

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ASIAN ARTS 10 KATSUKAWA SHUNKO (1743-1812), KATSUKAWA SHUNEI (1762-1819), NISHAMURA SHIGENAGA (1697-1756) 18th century THREE JAPANESE ACTOR PRINTS Segawa Kikunojo II L: 12 in., 31cm; W: 6 in., 15cm Segawa Kikunojo III holding a fan, 1788 L: 12 1/2 in., 32cm; W: 5 1/2 in., 14cm Utsusu no Asobi, circa 1750 L: 11 1/2 in., 29cm; W: 17 in., 43.2cm provenance: Acquired by the father of the present owners Thence by descent $700-900

12 ANDO HIROSHIGE (1797-1858) mid 19th century FOUR ASSORTED JAPANESE PRINTS Ejiri: Tago no ura Miho no Matsubara, from the series of Gojusan Tsugi Meisho Zue Yokkaichi: Nako no ura Miekawa Kyoto Sanjo O-Hashi, 1855 Yoshiwara: Fuji no numa Ukishima ga hara, 1855 L: 13 in., 33cm; W: 8 3/4 in., 22.2cm provenance: Acquired by the father of the present owners Thence by descent $1,000-1,500

13 ANDO HIROSHIGE (1797-1858) mid 19th century SIX ASSORTED JAPANESE PRINTS Toto Suruga-cho, from the series of Fuji Sanju Rokkei, 1858 L: 13 in., 33cm; W: 8 3/4 in., 22.2cm Tota Ocha-no-mizu, from the series of Fuji Sanju Rokkei, 1858 L: 13 in., 33cm; W: 8 3/4 in., 22.2cm A scene from the triptych of Furyu Genji: Akashi, 1853 L: 14 1/2 in., 37.4cm; W: 9 3/4 in., 25cm Oji, Ogiya, from the series of Edo Komei Kaitei Zukushi, circa 1838-40 L: 13 in., 33cm; W: 8 3/4 in., 22.2cm Onagigawa Gohonmatsu, from the series Meisho Edo Hyakkei, 1856 L: 13 in., 33cm; W: 9 in., 22.8cm Ise Asama-yama toge no chaya, Rokuju-yo Shu Meisho Zue, 1853 L: 13 in., 33cm; W: 8 3/4 in., 22.2cm provenance: Acquired by the father of the present owners Thence by descent $2,000-3,000

11 EIZAN KIKUGAWA (1787-1867), KITAGAWA UTAMARO (1753-1806), UTAGAWA TOYOKUNI I (1769-1825) 19th century THREE JAPANESE PRINTS Beauty and Children in Winter, (possibly recarved after an original) circa 1810, from the series Elegant Beauties and Precious Children L: 14 3/4 in., 37.5cm; W: 10 in., 25.5cm The Clever One, from the series of Through a Parent’s Moralizing Spectacles, circa 1802. L: 14 in., 36cm; W: 9 in., 23cm Stage of actors L: 14 1/2 in., 37cm; W: 9 1/2 in., 24cm provenance: Acquired by the father of the present owners Thence by descent $600-800

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ASIAN ARTS 14 ANDO HIROSHIGE (1797 - 1858), HIROSHIGE II (1826-1869) 19th century TWO JAPANESE PRINTS Sumidagawa Suijin no mori Massaki, from the series Meisho Edo Hyakkei, 1856 L: 13 1/2 in., 34.3cm; W: 8 3/4 in., 22.2cm Beach at Maiko in the province of Harima, from the series of One Hundred Views of Famous Places in the Province, 1859 L: 13 in., 33cm; W: 8 1/2 in., 21.5cm provenance: Acquired by the father of the present owners Thence by descent $1,200-1,800

15 ANDO HIROSHIGE (1797-1858) early to mid 19th century SIX ASSORTED JAPANESE PRINTS Matsuchiyama no zu, from the series Toto Meisho, circa 1832-38 Oji Inari no Hokora, from the series Koto Meisho, circa 1839-1842 Shiba Zojo-ji, from the series of Toto Meisho, circa 1835-44 Yoshiwara, Hidari Fuji, from the series Tokaido Gojusan Tsugi no Uchi Kasumigaseki, from the series Koto Meisho, circa 1832-34 Shiba Shin Meigu, from the series Edo Meisho, 1858 L: 13 3/4 in., 35cm; W: 8 3/4 in. 22.2cm provenance: Acquired by the father of the present owners Thence by descent $2,000-3,000

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16 UTAGAWA KUNISADA (1786-1864), ANDO HIROSHIGE (1797-1858), TOYOHARA KUNICHIKA (1835-1900) 19th century ONE JAPANESE DIPTYCH AND THREE JAPANESE PRINTS Diptych of the Portrait of Two Actors, Nakamura Utaemon IV as Ishikawa Gormon, from the play Kinmon Gosan Nokini and Onoe Kikugoro III as Mashiba Hisayoshi L: 14 1/2 in., 37cm; W: 10 in., 25.5cm Two Actors combating L: 14 1/4 in., 36cm; W: 10 in., 25.5cm Bando Mitosugoro III as Fujieda, circa 18521855, from the series Tokaido gojusan tsuji no uchi L: 14 1/4 in., 36cm; W: 9 3/4 in., 25cm Actor Nakamura Shinkan (?), circa 18651870 L: 14 1/4 in., 36cm; W: 10 in., 25.5cm provenance: Acquired by the father of the present owners Thence by descent $600-800 17 UTAGAWA KUNISADA (1786-1864) mid 19th century TWELVE JAPANESE PRINTS Twelve Works from the Series Kanadehon Chushingura L: 9 in., 22.8cm; W: 13 1/4 in., 24cm provenance: Acquired by the father of the present owners Thence by descent $600-800

18 UTAGAWA KUNISADA (1786-1864) FOUR WOODBLOCK PRINTS Three Kabuki actors togather with a crepe print from a diptych or triptych. sight of smaller H: 9 1/2 in., 24cm; W: 7 in., 17.8cm. $200-300 Not illustrated 13

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ASIAN ARTS 21 ANDO HIROSHIGE (1797-1858), UTAGAWA KUNIYOSHI (1797-1861), TOYOKUNI I (1769-1825) THREE FRAMED WOODBLOCK TRIPTYCHS Ueno Toezan zenzu Yamashiro no kuni Ide no Tamagawa Three bijen from the series Sanmai Tsuzuki, circa 1811 each sight H approximately: 13 1/2 in., 34cm; W: 9 in., 23cm $1,800-2,500

19 ICHIYUSAI KUNIYOSHI (1797-1861) late edo period TOSEI BIJIN AWASE color woodblock print sight H: 15 in., 38cm; W: 10 in., 26cm provenance: Property of a Pennsylvania collector $900-1,200

22 HIROSHI YOSHIDA (1876-1950) SEVEN PRINTS After 1950 Printed posthumously Comprising ‘Willow and Stone Bridge’; ‘Sarusawa Pond’; ‘Toshogu Pond’; ‘Tomonoura Harbour’; ‘Fujiyama from Miho’; ‘In a Temple Yard’; ‘Kagurazako Dori’ provenance: Acquired by the father of the present owners Thence by descent $800-1,200

20 KUNISADA (TOYOKUNI III) (1786-1864) mid edo period MIURAYA MAKINOE color woodblock print, later inscribed lower right H: 15 in., 38cm; W: 10 in., 25.5cm provenance: Property of a Pennsylvania collector $900-1,200

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23 UTAGAWA YOSHITORA (1836-1882) circa 1852 KANADEHON CHUSHINGURA DAIJO woodblock handscroll, with associated wood case sight H: 8 3/4 in., 22.3cm; W: 158 in., 401.3cm $500-700

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ASIAN ARTS 24 A rare Japanese commemorative fan depicting the first steam train line in Japan circa 1872 An engraving on paper, with bamboo sticks and guards, illusrating the Tokyo to Yokohama rail line, the bay beyond, along with the train schedule and fare information. Collateral information: An image and discussion of the steam locomotive, along with a reproduction of a print by Hiroshige III showing this train at the Tokyo terminus. (Copies available on request) . H 9 3/4 in., 24.8cm. by L 17 1/2 in., 44.5cm provenance: Property from a private collection $400-600

26 A Japanese painted and lacquered wood seated figure of a monk The figure seated, in flowing robe, on a rectangular plinth, with his left arm slightly raised. H: 7 3/4 in., 19.7cm provenance: Acquired from Jimmy Lo, November 1987 Property of a Pennsylvania Family $500-700

25 A collection of five volumes of Japanese woodblock printed books including volume one, ten, eleven and thirteen from the set of fifteen of the Hokusai Manga; together with the second edition of the Book of Drawings, Gumma Prefecture, Women’s High School, Okura Book Co., Meiji era, 25th year (1883). L of largest: 9 3/4 in., 24.8cm $500-700

27 A large Japanese gilt lacquered wood standing figure of Amidha Nyorai edo period, 18th/19th century shown standing with his hands in abhaya and varada mudra, on an ornate lotus pedestal before a flame-shaped nimbus, a jewel to his forehead. H: 30 in., 76.3cm provenance: Acquired from Rice’s, July 1987 Property of a Pennsylvania Family $2,000-3,000

28 Two small Japanese iron-mounted lacquered wood safe cabinets 19th/early 20th century each of rectangular form, the first with five assorted drawers, vertical security bar; the second with lift lid, money slot, three drawers to the side. H of first: 11 3/4 in., 30cm; W: 16 in., 40.5cm; D: 9 3/4 in., 24.7cm; H of second: 9 in., 22.8cm; W: 12 1/2 in., 31.8cm; D: 8 in., 20.3cm $300-500 Not illustrated 16

29 A Japanese woven bamboo Ikebana basket in the form of a twisted double gourd, the stained bamboo woven in traditional style with dramatic gnarled wood base. H: 12 1/4 in., 31.1cm; W: 15 in., 38.1cm $400-600 Not illustrated

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30 A pair of Japanese bronze ‘dragon’ vases meiji period, late 19th century each of waisted square section, modeled with writhing dragons among clouds and waves, stylized scroll feet, underside with signature cartouche ‘Toun chu’. H: 13 3/4 in., 34.9cm provenance: Doyle New York, sold September 12, 2011, lot 1003 $1,200-1,800

31 A Japanese patinated bronze craneform candlestick edo period, 18th/19th century modeled as a crane standing with one leg raised, on rockwork, holding a spray of peach and foliage in its beak. H: 25 3/4 in., 65.4cm provenance: Acquired by the parents of the present owner in Japan in the 1960s $800-1,200

32 A Japanese bronze ‘eagle and pine’ censer and cover meiji period the main body of cylindrical form, modeled with a landscape reserve, pine branch handles, the rockwork cover surmounted by an eagle, all upon a turned base on branch support, red brown patina. H: 25 in., 63.5cm $1,000-1,500

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33 A Japanese patinated bronze ‘wave’ ikebana bowl late 19th/early 20th century the shaped shallow dish with irregular ‘wave’ border, underside with twocharacter mark ‘Houn’. D: 8 3/4 in., 22.2cm $600-800

34 A Japanese patinated bronze figure of a young woman tokyo school, late 19th/20th century depicting a standing woman with basket and sickle, the base with a seal reading ‘Masatsune Saku’, rich dark brown patina. H: 13 1/2 in., 34.3cm $900-1,200

35 A Japanese engraved brass-mounted lacquer box and cover, kaioke late edo/early meiji period, 19th century the case of square section with canted corners, ridged sides, raised on four spreading feet, the surface decorated with varying mon. H: 14 1/2 in., 36.8cm; W: 15 in., 38cm; D: 15 in., 38cm $800-1,200

36 A small Japanese silver ‘lotus leaf’ dish nomura zo (nomura-made) mark the shallow dish in the form of a spreading lotus leaf, the surface modeled with lotus flower and petals. H 3 1/4 in., 8cm; W: 6 in., 15.2cm provenance: Property of a European collector $600-800

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ASIAN ARTS 40 An imperial Japanese silver presentation box and cover early 20th century the cover centered by a gilded imperial kiku mon, of rectangular form and raised on low bracket feet, the cover incised and parcel-gilt at the corners with paulownia. H: 2 3/4 in., 7cm; W: 7 3/4 in., 19.5cm; D: 5 5/8 in., 14.3cm provenance: Property of a European collector $1,500-2,000

37 A Japanese mother of pearl inlaid black lacquer small cabinet, kodansu late 19th/20th century the rectangular cabinet with two doors opening to reveal ten assorted drawers, the case decorated with figures at various pursuits in riverine landscapes, the interior with birds and flowers, underside with oval rebus seal ‘Zohiko’. H: 9 in., 22.8cm; W: 10 1/4 in., 25.8cm; D: 7 1/4 in., 18.5cm $1,500-2,500

41 A fine Japanese cloisonné enamel sake pot and cover meiji period, last quarter 19th century of compressed circular form, with loop handle, horizontal spout, the cover with bud finial, the body decorated with various roundels depicting exotic birds, butterflies and flowers, all against an elaborate brocade ground. H to top of handle: 5 1/4 in., 13.4cm $1,500-2,500

38 A Japanese lac burgaute circular paste box and cover late edo period decorated on one side with scholar standing next to a river, pavillion, and trees, a crescent moon in the sky, the reverse with river and mountain landscape, cinnabar lacquered interior. D: 2 3/4 in., 7cm $800-1,200

39 A pair of miniature Japanese Shibayama inlaid lacquer vases meiji period the pair of vases inlaid in typical manner with elaborate flowers and birds, both bordered by stylized floral designs. H of each: 3 in., 7.6cm $1,200-1,500

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42 A Japanese lobed cloisonné vase of baluster shape, the exterior divided into sections and brightly decorated with butterflies, dragon, phoenix, crane and different flowers, on a trellis ground, the foot and neck with diaper bands. H: 12 in., 30.5cm $800-1,200

43 A Japanese patinated bronze ‘iris and kingfisher’ vase late 19th/early 20th century of lobed baluster form, the shoulder with blossoming iris and kingfisher; the inset metal base with cast mark ‘Genryusai...’. H: 17 1/2 in., 44.5cm $1,500-2,500

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44 A Japanese mixed-metal ‘fishing basket’ ink well in the form of a woven basket of fish, squid and crabs. H: 2 in., 5cm $400-600

45 A small Japanese cloisonne enamel ‘cranes’ bottle vase finely worked in silver wire on a olive green ground with five red-crowned cranes in flight. H: 7 1/4 in., 18.4cm $500-700

46 A Japanese cloisonne enamel drum-form box and cover finley executed, depicting fans, scrolls, hats and other accoutrements against a brocade ground, boss to upper and lower end edges, the cover with bud finial. H: 4 in., 10.2cm $400-600

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47 A Japanese mixed and patinated metal mallet-form box meiji period in the form of Daikoku’s mallet, a mouse on top, decorated with flowers, scroll work and phoenix, red silk tassel. L: 7 3/4 in., 19.7cm $1,200-1,500

48 A Japanese inlaid bronze koro and cover the body decorated with various auspicious objects on a coral red ground, the cover intricately pierced and carved with scroll patterns, fitted with a silver liner. H: 3 1/3 in., 8.5cm $1,800-2,500

49 A Japanese export silver and enamel koro and cover ‘saito’ mark the circular body applied with a band of pierced cloisonne enamel wisteria, the cover similarly decorated and with pink enamel flower finial, interior fitted with removeable liner. H: 5 1/4 in., 13.3cm $1,600-2,000

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ASIAN ARTS 50 A Japanese patinated bronze and mixed metal koro with pierced silver cover meiji period the censer of square form with fluted corners, with a ‘tea-dust’ patination, the sides applied with finely executed mixed metal bosses depicting floral arrangements; the domed cover engraved with a stylized bird, the underside of the censer with engraved marker’s seal ‘yoshi’. H: 2 7/8 in., 7cm $800-1,200

52 A small Japanese mixed metal and gilt bronze minature cabinet meiji period, late 19th century the rectangular cabinet raised on bracket feet, the top with handles composed of two dragon heads competing for a tama, the body decorated with dragons and scrolling clouds and waves, centered by various roundels depicting samurai, the fourth depicting a bird on a ovoid bundle, the door opening to reveal three drawers with engraved fronts. H: 7 in., 17.8cm $1,500-2,000

53 A large Japanese patinated bronze koro on stand meiji period the central vessel, with a raised figural panel, writhing dragon-form handles, rasied upon four cabriole legs, on a circular plinth, the cover surmounted by a spread-wing eagle on rockwork base, a serpent below, brown and red brown patina. approximately H: 78 in., 198.1cm $3,000-5,000

51 A fine Japanese bronze and mixed metal ‘dragon’ bell-form box and cover hattori studio, meiji period the central band continuously decorated with a fierce dragon amidst clouds and breaking waves, with two mon, with a rich red brown patina, parcel-gilt, the inlays of various metals, and patinas. H: 5 3/4 in., 14.6cm; D: 3 3/4 in., 9.5cm $7,000-9,000

54 A pair of Japanese mixed metal-inlaid bronze vases signed kyoto kamagaya zo, meiji period decorated with peonies, bees and butterflies in high relief. H: 6 in., 15.2cm $1,500-2,500

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ASIAN ARTS 55 A pair of Japanese patinated bronze vases meiji period, 19th century each flared vasiform vessel, modeled with varying figures in an extensive landscape, including a samurai breaking a sword over a meditating monk, undersides with three-character mark ‘Yoshimi (Gijitsu) zo’. H: 14 1/2 in., 36.8cm $1,000-1,500

56 A Japanese oval ‘figural’ metal box decorated with three female figures in traditional kimonos, one dancing with a fan, another serving sake, and the last one playing a traditional Japanese musical instrument, and with two male figures sitting with their legs folded, all on a Mokume-gane ground. W: 4 1/4 in., 10.8cm $600-800

57 A Japanese Shibayama inlaid lacquer quadrilobed tray meiji period with shallow rounded sides resting on a short foot, the central panel inlaid with birds and flowers on a gilt diaper ground. W: 11 3/4 in., 29.8cm $2,000-2,500

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58 A Japanese iron and mixed metal ‘fish’ tsuba of rounded square form, modeled and inlaid in high relief with two koi in rippled water, scattered leaves on the surface, signed Masayoshi. H: 3 1/2 in., 8.9cm $2,500-3,000

59 A Japanese iron ‘ghoul’ tsuba modeled in the form of a horned ghoulish figure, inscribed. H: 3 1/2 in., 8.9cm $400-600

60 A Japanese iron and gilt ‘dragon and waterfall’ tsuba of oval form, decorated with a dragon emerging from water, and a figure kneeing with a dagger in his hand, accompanied by leaves and tree branches, inscribed Busho Edo Ju Tsuch, Ya Yago, Achi Yasuchika, Kao. H: 2 3/4 in., 7cm $2,200-2,500

61 A Japanese iron ‘double gourd and horse’ tsuba of oval form, modeled depicting a horse emerging from a double-gourd bottle. H: 2 7/8 in., 7.3cm $300-500

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62 A Japanese silver ‘pheasant, eagle and chrysanthemum’ presentation tsuba signed haruaki, 18th/19th century one side inlaid in gold, shakudo and copper with a pheasant under a cherry tree, while a eagle flys above, the other side inlaid with cherry blossoms, chrysanthemums and rockwork. L: 3 in., 7.6cm; W: 2 3/4 in., 7cm $3,500-4,500

66 A Japanese Yanagawa school tsuba edo period, 19th century the oval iron plate inlaid in high relief in gold, silver and copper with Endo Morita climbing out of the waterfall, the reverse decorated with rocks and bamboo, signed on a giltcopper cartouche Sanemasa. H: 3 in., 7.6cm provenance: R.C. Boyle, Esq. Axel Petersen. Esq., sold Sotheby’s London, 10 March, 1970, lot 112 exhibited: Yamanaka and Co., London, ‘Loan Exhibition Held in Aid of the British Red Cross,’ 1915.10.14-11.13 (collection of R.C. Boyle, Esq.) published: Henri L. Joly and Kumasaka Tomita. Japanese Art and Handicraft, London 1916 In the Red Cross catalogue, this piece is attributed to Naomasa but the signature definitely reads Sanemasa. He may have been the head of the Arikawa school $1,800-2,500

65 A Japanese metal ‘rooster and drum’ tsuba of oval form, pierced and carved with a rooster standing with its head lowered, below a barrel-form drum, signed Masakata. H: 2 7/8 in., 7.3cm $400-600

63 A Japanese gilt and iron ‘figures and flags and mountain’ tsuba of mokko form, carved and inlaid with two figures holding a flag and fire arm, a mountain and cloud in the distance, the reverse with a similar figure, incised to the front. H: 3 1/4 in., 8.3cm $400-600

64 A Japanese lacquered metal ‘horses’ tsuba of rounded square form, decorated with five horses by a riverside, the reverse with signature and painted with another seven horses. H: 3 in., 7.6cm $1,500-2,000

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67 A japanese iron ‘crane and boat’ tsuba of oval form, decorated with a crane flying over water and mountain, the reverse with a boat passing through a ravine, signed ‘Jochiko’. H: 3 in., 7.6cm $300-500

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68 A Japanese iron ‘peony and butterfly’ tsuba of oval form, inlaid with gilt and mixed metal peony branches and butterflies. H: 2 3/4 in., 7cm $300-500

69 A Japanese mixed metal ‘samurais’ tsuba of circular form, pierced and decorated in mixed metal and gilt with six assorted samurai figures on a bridge, the reserve with another two, signed Soheishi Soten. H: 2 7/8 in., 7.3cm $2,000-2,500

71 A Japanese iron ‘tree grain’ tsuba of mokko form, naturalistically carved with vertical wood grain, unsigned. H: 3 in., 7.6cm $200-300

72 A Japanese reticulated ‘monkeys’ tsuba the circular tsuba with scalloped edge, comprising numerous monkeys, signed Busita Masakata. H: 2 3/4 in., 7cm $500-800

73 A Japanese iron ‘deer’ tsuba of circular form, decorated in mixed metal with a deer, its head turned to the right and gazing at a crescent moon, unsigned. H: 2 1/2 in., 6.4cm $100-200

74 A Japanese iron ‘turtle and crane’ tsuba of circular form, pierced and carved to show a crane with its wings extended above a minogame with its long tail resembling a farmer’s straw coat, inlaid with gold wire, unsigned. H: 2 1/2 in., 6.4cm $300-500

70 A Japanese mixed metal ‘Daikoku, mice, and lingzhi’ tsuba of rounded square form, inlaid in gold and other metals with Daikoku seated on rice balse, in elaborate clothing and playing with mice, the reverse with lingzhi and flaming pearls, inscribed with signature Hironaga. H: 3 1/4 in., 8.3cm $4,500-5,500

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75 A four-case Japanese gold lacquer inro 19th century of flattened form, decorated to show a large embossed tiger over rocky ground, and two small tigers amidst a raging sea to verso. H: 3 in., 7.2cm $600-800

76 A five-case Japanese gold lacquer inro signed asami kogyoku, meiji period decorated in gold, maroon, and black to show a seated dignitary to front and a standing warrior verso, attached with a staghorn netsuke designed with a tenno to center. H of inro: 3 3/4 in., 9.5cm $3,500-4,500

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77 A four-case Japanese gold lacquer inro signed kajikawa, meiji period decorated to show an embossed celestial figure next to a deer under a pine tree, in black and gold, a large pine tree verso. H: 3 1/4 in., 8.3cm $4,000-6,000

78 A four-case Japanese gold lacquer inro signed kajikawa, meiji period decorated to show an embossed standing rooster in black, gold, and red over a speckled gold ground. H: 4 in., 9.8cm $4,000-6,000

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79 A Japanese carved wood netsuke, Kan’u Uncho late 18th century sculpted to show the aged warrior carrying a sword to his side and stroking his long beard with his other hand. H: 2 3/4 in., 7cm $800-1,200

80 A Japanese carved wood netsuke of a foreigner with trumpet and boy 18th century possibly boxwood, with a rich dark patina. H: 3 1/2 in., 9cm $1,200-1,500

81 A Japanese circular metal and wood kagamibuta-netsuke 19th century decorated and gilded to show Fujin amidst turbulent spiral clouds. D: 1 3/4 in., 4.3cm $400-600

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82 A small Japanese wooden netsuke of four wrestling figures signed mina, 19th century possibly boxwood, sculpted and pierced, with warm light brown surface. H: 1 1/2 in., 3.8cm $1,000-1,500

83 A small Japanese wooden netsuke of a kneeling figure signed minkoku, 19th century the man depicted in traditional Japanese attire, beating a hand drum. H: 1 1/2 in., 4cm $1,500-2,000

84 Two Japanese carved coral figures 19th/20th century one depicting a standing young girl dressed in long robe, with a flower in her right hand; the other carved as a carp leaping over breaking waves, the underside with an indistinct carved seal mark. H of largest: 4 1/2 in., 11.4cm provenance: Property of a Pennsylvania gentleman $800-1,200

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ASIAN ARTS 85 A pair of Japanese lacquered and painted Arita porcelain jars and covers edo period, 19th century of ovoid form, the domed covers surmounted with shishi finials, each vase decorated in black, red and gold lacquer with birds and flowers. H: 22 1/2 in., 57.2cm provenance: Property of a Philadelphia lady note: For a similar Japanese lacquered porcelain jar see Sotheby’s London, 4 November 2009, lot 18 $1,500-2,000

86 A pair Japanese blue and white porcelain pricket candlesticks each with a bell-shaped base supporting a broad drip pan, and tapered stem below a smaller pan surmounted by a pricket, decorated with cranes and flower scrolls. H of each: 9 1/8 in., 23.2cm provenance: Steven Ewing Antiques, Houston, Texas Property from a private New York City Collection $200-300

87 A pair of Japanese Imari porcelain vases mid 19th century each with everted scalloped rim, long cylindrical neck, applied with a pair of ‘dragon-fish’ handles, ovoid body painted with panels of birds among geometric motifs and chrysanthemum flowers, ‘Zoshutei Sanpo Zu’ mark to base. H: 20 1/4 in., 51.4cm provenance: Property of a Pennsylvania lady $400-600

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88 A group of twenty-one Arita porcelain dishes 19th century comprising nine lobed dishes, decorated in ‘Imari’ patterns; eleven similar lobed dishes; and a similar square dish with lobed rim. L of square dish: 11 3/4 in., 29.8cm provenance: Property from a private New York City Collection $2,000-3,000 89 A pair of Japanese porcelain red-ground vases 19th century Vasiform, decorated with peony, chrysanthemum, daisy, hawthorn branches and magpies, against a rich dark iron-red ground, bordered by stylized scroll and pattern designs. H of each: 14 in., 35.6cm provenance: Property of a New York state gentleman $500-700

90 Three Japanese Arita porcelain bowls and dishes 19th century comprising an ‘Imari’-decorated fish-shaped dish; an ‘Imari’-decorated circular bowl; and a bowl with peony and bird to the interior. L of fish-shaped dish: 14 1/4 in., 36.2cm provenance: Property from a private New York City Collection $900-1,200

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ASIAN ARTS 91 A group of three Japanese Arita porcelain bowls 19th century two decorated in an ‘Imari’ pattern; the third with prunus, rockwork and insect. D of largest: 10 7/8 in., 27.6cm provenance: Property from a private New York City Collection $700-900

92 A group of seventeen assorted Japanese porcelain dishes and bowls 19th century comprising a dish with scalloped rim; two shaped dishes; three assorted circular bowls and dishes; a pair of shallow dishes with scalloped rims; a rectangular dish; and a set of eight boat-shaped dishes. L of the boat-shaped dish: 6 in., 15.2cm provenance: Property from a private New York City Collection $500-700

94 A pair of small Japanese blue, celadon and biscuit porcelain jardinières late 19th/early 20th century the ovoid jar painted with circular panel of landscape, fan shaped panel of prunus, and various seals, with elaborate lappets encircling the mouth and foot. H: 9 5/8 in., 24.4cm provenance: Property from a private New York City Collection $600-800

95 A Japanese enameled ceramic pear-shaped ‘frogs’ vase late 19th century the ovid body with tall cylindrical neck and lipped mouth, the body of the vase with a black ground, amusingly decorated with frogs at various pursuit in blue, pink and yellow enamels. H: 7 3/4 in., 19.7cm $600-800

96 A Japanese Satsuma type Vase ito tozan, late meiji period with a swelling shoulder above a waisted body and flared foot, decorated with fans and symbolic gold ornaments on a light blue ground, underside signed. H: 10 in., 25.4cm $300-500

93 A large Japanese blue, celadon and biscuit jardinière late 19th/early 20th century the ovoid jar painted with a wide band of ‘phoenix and flower’ medallions, with elaborate lappets encircling the mouth and foot. H: 16 in., 40.6cm provenance: Property from a private New York City Collection $700-900 38

97 A Japanese ‘butterfly and flower basket’ porcelain vase fukagawa tsukuru mark of baluster form with long neck and flared rim, brightly painted in famille-rose enamels with flower basket, pheasants and butterflies, the neck applied with a pair of cicada handles. H: 11 1/4 in., 28.6cm $1,200-1,500

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ASIAN ARTS 98 A Japanese Satsuma type earthenware ‘boys’ koro and cover decorated in various coloured enamels and gilt, enclosing warrior figures, the sides applied with handles in the shape of playful boys, the body supported on three feet, the domed cover surmounted by a shishi finial. H: 18 1/2 in., 47cm $700-1,200

99 A Japanese enameled amber-glazed censer and cover late 19th century of slightly compressed ovoid form, supported by three stout legs in the form of grimacing beast heads terminating in paw feet, covered overall in a amber glaze, the pierced cover surmounted with a shishi and brocade ball finial, the body decorated with various fabulous birds and beasts, Xuande four-character mark to base. H: 14 1/2 in., 36.8cm provenance: Bearing F. A. Brockelmann label Accompanied by a letter dated March 23rd, 1981 from Harry Burke, Philadelphia Sold Freeman’s Philadelphia, October 5, 2010, lot 119 Acquired from above by the present owner $3,000-5,000

100 A large Japanese yellow ground ‘phoenix and dragon’ vase fukugawa mark of pear shape, the compressed globular body rising from a short splayed foot to a tall cylindrical neck, decorated on the body in green, black and red with phoenix, dragon and ruyi clouds. H: 20 1/2 in., 52.1cm $700-900

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101 A Korean copper-red decorated triple-gourd vase the stepped body rising to a tall slender neck and lipped rim, decorated with sprays of fruit and foliage. H: 7 1/8 in., 18cm $600-800

102 A Thai white glazed ceramic ‘Nagamakara’ end-tile sukhothai kingdom, 14th century the stoneware figure with underglaze iron decoration. H with stand: 9 3/4 in., 24.8cm $600-800

103 A Thai mother of pearl-inlaid and basketry lacquer box and cover rattankosin period, probably 19th century of circular form, the cover inlaid with Hanuman flying, a sword in his right hand, the interior painted in gold, with a fabulous beast. D: 7 in., 17.8cm provenance: Acquired from Freeman’s Philadelphia, circa 1990s $900-1,200

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ASIAN ARTS 104 A Thai bronze head of a Buddha sukhothai/ayutthaya period, 17th/18th century the head with small pointed curls and round ushnisha, the low hairline and broad forehead above rounded eyebrows, the eyes downcast in samadhi, the thinly arched nose above bowshaped lips. H of bronze: 7 3/4 in., 19.7cm provenance: Formerly from the Estate of Louis and Annette Kaufman $1,500-2,500

105 A Thai gilt bronze figure of the Buddha rattanakosin period, 19th/early 20th century the Buddha with tight snail-shell curls and a high flaming ushnisha, with finely arched eyebrows, the earlobes extended, an elephant and a monkey kneeling in front of the Buddha presenting offerings. H: 8 1/2 in., 21.6cm $700-900

106 A Khmer style carved sandstone head of a Bodhisattva carved with braided hair, and a topknot, the serene face with enlongated eyes, the lips under a prominent nose. H: 10 1/2 in., 27cm $1,500-2,000

107 A Burmese style painted wood figure of a seated Buddha with right hand placed in bhumisparsimudra, the ‘earth-touching’ gesture, his monastic robes covering one shoulder and edged with a wavy design. H: 17 1/2 in., 44.5cm provenance: Aquired by the present owners in Thailand, circa 1978 $800-1,200

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108 An embellished jade Indo-Persian dagger late 19th/early 20th century the parcel gilt grey-green nephrite handle incised with floral design, the gilt metal pommel and guard inset with turquoise beads and small rubies, each side of the steel blade inlaid with copper inscription, with decorative gilt metal sheath. L: 9 in., 22.9cm provenance: Property of a Pennsylvania gentleman $500-700

109 An Indo-Persian bronze ‘lion head’ dagger 18th/19th century the hilt ornamented with scrollwork against diaper, terminating in a lion’s head. L: 10 in., 25.5cm provenance: Property of a Pennsylvania gentleman $400-600

110 A Persian enamelled ‘floral’ bowl of shallow globular form, with waisted and everted rim, decorated with figures in scrolled cartouches, angels, stylised flowers and foliage. H: 2 3/4 in., 7cm; D: 5 in., 12.7cm $600-800

111 A Persian polychrome glazed ‘figural’ tile 19th century painted with a male equestrian figure on the right and a seated women playing a stringed instrument on the left. H: 9 3/8 in., 23.8cm; W: 14 5/8 in., 37.1cm $500-700

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ASIAN ARTS 112 A Chinese carved stone figure of a Bodhisattva circa 8-10th century or later the standing figure with right hand raised and holding a lotus bud, the other hand lowered and holding a leaf-shaped object, dressed in clinging draperies, with trailing scarves gathered at the waist with a floral medallion, standing upon an open lotus flower. H: 18 in., 45.7cm provenance: Estate of Charles Berolzheimer, acquired prior to September 2010 Sold Doyle, New York, September 13, 2010, lot 337 Acquired from the above by the present owner

note: The present sculpture appears to have been derived from 6th century figures in attendance to the Buddha, particularly those attributed to the Northern Qi dynasty, such as the Avalokiteshvara now in the national Gallery of Victoria, where a similar pose, hand-held attributes, and a central floral pendant joining crossed strands of jewels may be seen. The present sculpture is more stylized however, with fuller face and eye orbits, draped scarves instead of strands of jewels, joined by a rosette, and conventionalized draperies. These elements all suggest a later date, perhaps to the Tang dynasty or later, where general forms are preserved, but specific elements have been softened and simplified. $7,500-8,500

113 A Chinese carved and polychrome wood figure of Guanyin seated on a pedestal in rajalalitasana with the right arm raised, wearing a dhoti open at the chest to reveal an elaborate necklace, the shoulders draped with a shawl, the face with a benevolent expression beneath the hair piled up into a high chignon, traces of gesso and pigment. H: 13 1/2 in., 34.3cm $3,500-4,500

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114 A Nepalese gilt bronze figure of Tara 16th/17th century seated in lalitasana on a double-lotus base, the right hand held in varadamudra and the left raised to the chest in vitarkamudra, adorned with bodhisattva jewellery inlaid with turquoise, crowned with a five-leaf tiara. H: 5 in., 13cm $2,000-4,000

115 Three Buddhist bronze ritual objects 19th century and earlier comprising a Tibetan phurba cast with image of the three-headed deity Hayagriva; a small Japanese single-pronged double vajra and a larger gilt bronze double-ended vajra. L of largest: 11 in., 28cm provenance: Property of a Pennsylvania gentleman $1,500-2,000

116 A Tibetan repoussĂŠ silver and copper Gau the silver shrine with a cusp-shaped profile set with a small niche, enclosing a seated Buddha, opaque watercolor on paper, framed within a fine repousse border enclosing the bajixiang wreathed by leafy scrolls. H: 4 1/2 in., 11.4cm $500-700

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ASIAN ARTS 117 A Tibetan Thangka probably 18th century depicting a red Dakini, the female deity with four arms, dancing on a supine figure, wearing a flower garland, one hand bearing a kapala, the other bearing a vajra-handled chopper, another arm with raised vajra-handled sword, all within a flaming nimbus, various deities and a lama surrounding her, mounted within brocade surround, reverse inscribed. sight H of painting: 11 in., 28cm; W: 8 in., 20cm provenance: Property of a Pennsylvania gentleman $3,000-5,000

119 A small Sino-Tibetan gilt bronze figure of Tara 16th/17th century seated in lalitasana on a double-lotus base, the right hand held in varadamudra and the left raised to the chest in vitarkamudra, the face with a benevolent expression. H: 3 3/4 in., 9.5cm provenance: Collection of James W. Bennett By descent from the above to the present owner $800-1,200

120 A Sino-Tibetan gilt bronze figure of Tshangpa Karpo depicting the wrathful deity riding a horse and wielding a sword, with fierce expression and open mouth, all on a rockwork base and ‘sea of blood’. H: 7 in., 17.8cm $2,500-3,500

118 A Sino-Tibetan gilt-bronze figure of White Tara the Bodhisattva seated on a double lotus pedestal in lalitisana, one foot supported on a lotus blossom, her right hand in varadamudra and left hand in vitarkamudra, her serene face with eyes lowered in meditation, framed by an elaborate headdress, her chest adorned with necklaces, a billowing scarf around her shoulders. H: 8 1/2 in., 21.6cm provenance: Vallin Galleries, Wilton CT Acquired from the above by the present owner $6,000-8,000

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121 A Sino-Tibetan gilt bronze seated figure of Vajrasattva depicted seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base with beaded-edge, with both hands in front of his chest holding vajra and bell, now lacking, the serene face framed by large circular earrings and a five-leaf tiara. H: 6 in., 15.2cm $2,500-3,500 47

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ASIAN ARTS 122 A Sino-Tibetan gilt bronze figure of Amitayus seated in dhyanasana on a lotus throne with beaded edges, with hands held in dhyanamudra supporting a long-life vase, backed by a separately cast flaming mandorla, the hair neatly tied into a knotted jatamukuta enclosed by a five-leaf crown. H: 6 1/2 in., 16.5cm $1,500-2,500

125 A Sino-Tibetan gilt bronze figure of Bhaisajyaguru 16th/17th century the ‘medicine Buddha’ seated in dhyanasana, with his right hand holding a myrobalan and the left held in the lap, the loose robes open at the chest to reveal a wan symbol above the antaravasaka tied at the waist, with serene expression and tightly curled hair. H: 5 1/8 in., 13cm note: For a similar gilt figure see Sotheby’s New York, 16 March 2016, lot 369 $8,500-10,000

123 A Chinese bronze figure of a Daoist immortal the base inscribed yongzheng wu bing, corresponding to 1726 possibly the cover to a censer, cast in the form of Shoulao seated, holding a scroll in his left hand, accompanied by a recumbent deer and a crane. H: 5 1/2 in., 14cm provenance: Property of a Chester County, Pennsylvania Institution. $500-700

124 A Sino-Tibetan seated bronze figure of Amitayus qing dynasty seated in dhyanasana with hands in dhyanamudra to hold a long life vase, adorned with Bodhisattva jewelry and five-leaf diadem. H: 6 in., 15.2cm $1,200-1,500

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ASIAN ARTS 126 A Chinese gilt lacquered wood figure of an official qing dynasty the figure seated on a wood base with hands clasped within wide sleeves, wearing a long robe and official hat, fixed to later wood stand. H with stand: 13 5/8 in., 34.6cm provenance: Collection of James W. Bennett By descent from the above to the present owner $800-1,200

127 A Chinese carved wood figure of a seated Luohan 17th century depicted seated on rockwork base with one leg raised, retaining traces of pigment, inlaid eyes. H: 21 in., 55cm provenance: Collection of James W. Bennett By descent from the above to the present owner $2,500-3,000

129 A Chinese gilt lacquered bronze seated figure of Zhenwu ming dynasty seated on a rectangular plinth, his left hand resting on his knee, his right hand upturned, wearing long robes over armour, secured by a belt, the robe and hem incised with scrollwork, the face with a benevolent expression, the long hair neatly combed. H: 7 3/4 in., 19.7cm provenance: Property from the Estate of Charles V. Swain, Doylestown, PA Thence by family descent $3,000-4,000

130 A Chinese gilt-wood figure of Guanyin shown seated on a double-lotus base with one knee raised, with her right hand raised above her knee. H: 9 3/4 in., 24.8cm $300-500 Not illustrated

128 A Chinese carved and painted wood figure of Guanyin 16th/17th century depicted seated in dhyanasana, on a draped base, crowned and bearing a mirror, with peaceful expression, later wood stand. H: 15 1/4 in., 39cm provenance: Collection of James W. Bennett By descent from the above to the present owner $1,500-2,500 50

131 A Chinese patinated bronze archaistic libation vessel, jue 19th/20th century the waist decorated with a band of wave scrolls. H: 9 3/4 in., 24.8cm $200-300 Not illustrated

132 A pair of Chinese Han-style patinated bronze ‘Taotie mask’ door handles decorated with a bear on top of the mask, mottled grey green patina. H of each: 4 1/4 in., 10.8cm $600-800

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ASIAN ARTS 133 A Chinese bronze rectangular censer feiyunzhai mark, qing dynasty the vertical sides unadorned and with twin loop handles, raised on bracket feet. H: 3 1/4 in., 8.3cm; W: 7 in., 17.8cm provenance: Formerly from a Pennsylvania Estate $2,500-3,000

134 A Chinese patinated bronze censer 18th century the compressed spherical sides rising from a slightly spreading foot to a flared rim, applied with two loop handles, the base cast with a two-character inscription. H: 2 3/4 in., 7cm; W: 5 1/2 in., 14cm $1,200-1,500

135 A pair of Chinese archaistic bronze vases late yuan/early ming dynasty each of bottle shape, with twin dragon mask handles with loose suspended rings, neck decorated with waves, compressed globular body ornamented with various diapers and geometric motifs. H: 10 1/2 in., 27cm $3,500-4,500

136 A Chinese pewter-mounted carved coconut circular box and cover late 18th/first half 19th century carved with prunus, bamboo and pine. D: 3 in., 7.6cm $100-200 Not illustrated 52

137 A Chinese patinated bronze ‘ao-fish’ censer ming dynasty in the form of an ao dragon-fish, the head cast separately, with fierce expression, opened mouth and bulging eyes, the base of the body with applied poem-incised plate. H: 7 1/4 in., 18.4cm note: For a similar example see Poly’s Beijing, June 8, 2016, lot 9549 $2,000-3,000

138 A Chinese archaistic bronze vessel with carved wood cover, jade finial the deep rounded sides supported on a high stepped base with an everted rim, the sides with fine lines forming a diamond lattice punctuated by rounded bosses, the finely carved and pierced wood cover with jade finial. H overall: 10 3/4 in., 27.3cm provenance: Acquired Freeman’s, Philadelphia, June 1983 Property of a Pennsylvania Family $1,000-1,500

139 A set of eight Chinese mother-of-pearl inlaid lacquer square dishes 18th century each with shallow flared sides and canted corners, inlaid with scenes depicting landscapes with figures, Japanese wood box. W of each: 4 3/8 in., 11.1cm $2,000-3,000

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140 A Chinese carved rock crystal ‘lion’ water coupe carved in the round, with a playful Buddhist lion, its front paws on the rim of the globular jar. W: 4 in., 10.1cm $1,200-1,500

141 A miniature Chinese rock crystal ‘qilong’ water coupe and cover the exterior carved in relief with a qilong grasping a ruyi shaped lingzhi in its jaws. H: 1 1/2 in., 3.8cm $800-1,200

144 A group of four Chinese peach pit carvings two carefully carved as elaborate boats, both inscribed with the poem ‘qian chi bi fu’, one signed ‘gu sheng lao ren zuo’ by Zhan Jusheng (1802-1876) dated jia wu cyclical year (possibly 1834); and the other signed with ‘yi quan’; the third carved with scholar and his attendant under a pine tree; the fourth carved as Zhongkui on a rockwork base. L of largest: 1 1/2 in., 3.9cm provenance: Acquired by the mother of the present owner, prior to 2005 $1,000-1,500

145 A Chinese turquoise free-form scholar’s stone with fitted wood stand. H with stand: 8 1/2 in., 21.6cm $600-800

142 A miniature Chinese burlwood water coupe the exterior with various burls and knots. H: 2 1/2 in., 6.4cm $900-1,200

143 A Chinese burlwood vase the vessel formed from an irregular section of burlwood pierced with several apertures of varying size and shape. H: 5 3/4 in., 14.6cm $500-700

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146 A Chinese carved ‘dragon’ inkstone early 20th century of tapered rectangular outline with rounded corners, the smooth palette emptying into a crescent-shaped inkpool, the top carved with a dragon amid swirling clouds, several circular inclusions to body front and back. L: 7 in., 18cm; W: 4 1/4 in., 11cm provenance: Property of a Pennsylvania gentleman $300-500 Not illustrated

147 Two Chinese duan inkstones with fitted hardwood boxes qing dynasty one of shaped oval form, within an oval case, the other rectangular within a conforming case. L: 6 1/2 in., 16cm provenance: Property of a Colorado lady $800-1,200 55

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148 A Chinese bronze censer, cover and stand yu tang jing wan mark, 18th/19th century raised on a lotus petal and ruyi head adorned base, supporting an oblong vessel cast with double lion head handles and ferocious dragons among waves, the cover cast with dragons among ruyi cloud scrolls, supporting a matching dragon and cloud finial. H total: 18 in., 45.7cm $4,000-6,000

149 A pair of massive Chinese cloisonné ‘phoenix tail’ vases jingtai six-character mark each of baluster form, the main body decorated with large lotus blooms wreathed in scrolling foliage issuing curling leaves, against a turquoise ground, cast mark to underside encircled by a pair of dragons. H: 27 1/2 in., 69.9cm $8,000-12,000

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150 A pair of large Chinese cloisonné ‘crane’ candleholders each colorfully enamelled bird modelled standing on tall gilt-metal legs, upon stepped hexagonal bases, in the form of waves above lotus-ornamented plinthes, bearing a large lingzhi fungus spray in their beaks, centered by a pricket and drip pan. approximate H of each: 94 in., 239cm provenance: For similar cloisonné candleholders see Christie’s New York, 18 September 2014, lot 645 $20,000-30,000

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151 A Chinese gray and white jade ‘lotus leaf’ brush washer 17th/18th century carved in the form of a lotus leaf, with stem issuing from the center of the base, the creamy white stone with grey and black veins. W: 5 in., 12.7cm $600-800

152 A Chinese celadon jade plaque mounted in a engraved gilt metal box jade plaque: 18th century the jade carved with peony and rockwork, the oval box engraved with various plants and flowers including prunus, magnolia and bamboo. H of box: 3 1/2 in., 8.9cm; H of jade plaque: 3 3/4 in., 9.5cm $1,000-1,500

153 A small Chinese celadon jade ‘magnolia’ water coupe 18th century the layered petals of the upright bud forming the walls of the vessel, supported by a sprig of gnarled branches, wood stand. H without stand: 3 in., 7.6cm $3,500-4,500

156 A Chinese celadon and russet jade pierced ‘immortal on qilin’ belt plaque 17th/18th century pierced and carved with a Taoist figure dressed in long robe, holding a whisk in his right hand, riding on top of a fierce qilin, against a ground of lingzhi and foliate scrolls. H: 2 in., 5.1cm; W: 2 3/4 in., 7cm $1,000-1,500

157 A Chinese celadon and russet jade ‘duck and flowers’ carving carved to depict a mandarin duck in water, holding a branch of flowers in its beak, skillfully utilizing the russet color for the flowers and bat, finely incised to accentuate the feathers of the duck. L: 3 3/4 in., 9.5cm provenance: The Jade Collector, Los Angeles, circa 2007 $3,500-4,500

158 Two Chinese white jade archer’s rings qing dynasty the stone of a pale celadon color with some russet inclusions. D of each: 1 in., 2.5cm $800-1,200

154 A Chinese pale celadon and russet jade ‘monkey and horse’ archer’s ring 18th century skillfully utilizing the russet skin of the stone to depict a playful monkey riding a horse. D: 1 1/4 in., 3.2cm $1,000-1,500

155 A Chinese russet and celadon jade ‘qilong’ belthook qing dynasty the head of the hook and the qilong on the shaft incorporating the russet skin of the pebble. L: 3 1/2 in., 8.9cm $2,000-3,000 58

159 A Chinese celadon and russet jade ‘bear’ carving the bear seated upright, with both legs extended, and a short tail, one arm by its side and the other stretched upwards to scratch its head, the stone is of a celadon tone with attractive russet inclusions. H: 2 in., 5cm $4,000-6,000 59

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ASIAN ARTS 160 A Chinese celadon jade ‘mythical beast’ carving modelled in openwork with a beast, its head sharply turned backwards, with single horn and curled bifurcated tail, the celadon stone skilfully worked with attractive russet skin and inclusions. H: 2 1/2, 6.4cm; W: 3 3/4 in., 9.5cm $2,500-4,500

161 A Chinese archaistic celadon and russet jade carving of an owl in Shang dynasty style, depicting the stylized bird, with scrolled ornamentation, the stone of a celadon and russet tone. H: 1 5/8 in., 4.2cm $2,000-3,000

162 Two Chinese carved white and yellow jade finials early qing dynasty the first carved in openwork with two deer, the stone of a white and russet color, the other carved with a recumbent qilin, the stone of a yellow tone. H of larger: 1 1/4 in., 3.2cm $2,000-4,000

163 A Chinese celadon jade ruyi-shaped ‘padlock’ pendant the locket carved in low-relief with a basket of peaches and bat. together with a celdon jade ‘dragon head’ belthook. W of locket: 3 in., 7.6cm provenance: Property of a Pennsylvania Family $1,500-2,500 60

164 A Chinese cameo agate ‘monkey and lingzhi’ plaque of rectangular form, carved in relief with a monkey clinging to a pine tree, reaching towards a lingzhi fungus, the background carved with mountains and ruyi clouds; the back carved in low relief with four characters ‘cai zhi xian shou’ which may be translated as ‘picking lingzhi and blessing for longivity’ and a ‘wen wan’ (antiques) seal. H: 2 1/8 in., 5.4cm $800-1,200

165 A Chinese celadon jade ‘boy and lotus’ carving the standing boy holding a long stalk issuing a lotus bloom and leaf, the figure dressed in loose robes and trousers, the stone of a celadon tone and accentuated with russet skin. H: 3 1/2 in., 8.9cm $3,000-5,000

167 A small Chinese Moghul-inspired celadon jade ‘ram’s head’ cup the stone of a even celadon color, the vessel carved in the form of a lobed floriform, on a low foot of conforming lobed shape, the handle formed as the head of a ram elegantly turned to one side. L: 3 1/4 in., 8.3cm $1,800-2,200 61

166 A Chinese white jade gourd-form plaque worked in low relief with one large and two small gourds borne on branches issuing furled leaves and curling tendrils, reverse incised with four characters, the stone of an even colour with occasional natural inclusion. H: 2 1/2 in., 6.4cm $3,000-5,000

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ASIAN ARTS 168 A Chinese apple green and white jadeite ‘qilong’ plaque finely utilizing the color differences within the stone, carved and pierced to depict two archaistic beasts. H: 2 1/4 in., 5.7cm $3,000-5,000

169 A group of six Chinese pierced belt plaques and jade appliques comprising a small carved ‘dragon’ peach-shaped greyish white jade plaque, probably Ming dynasty; an oval reticulated white jade Ming dynasty-style ‘crane’ plaque, depicting the bird in flight, against a ground of open scrollwork; a rectangular finely pierced and carved white jade ‘double-dragon and shou’ plaque, probably Qing dynasty; a brown and pale celadon jade ‘catfish’ plaque, probably Qing dynasty; a hexagonal greyish white jade ‘flower’ plaque, Ming dynasty or later; and a small pierced pale celadon jade rectangular ‘endless knot’ plaque, Qing dynasty. H of largest: 2 1/4 in., 5.7cm provenance: Acquired by the mother of the present owner, prior to 2005 $3,500-4,500

170 A group of four Chinese jade carvings composing of a small celadon jade ‘chilong’ belt hook, Qing dynasty,with scroll-incised copper mount, a beige-grey jade carving of a lotus seedpod with Buddha’s hand citron; a celadontinged white jade carving of a boy and vase of lotus blossoms; and a grey-brown jade plaque carved with bamboo and lingzhi. H of largest: 3 1/4 in., 8.3cm provenance: Acquired by the mother of the present owner, prior to 2005 $2,500-3,500

171 A group of four Chinese jade and jadeite items comprising a floral and foliate-carved pale green and russet jadeite bracelet, a gray and white jade pebble carved in the form of a quail with lotus blossoms; a pierced mottled greywhite jade ‘lotus pod slice, lingzhi and bat’ circular plaque; and grey-white and russet jade pendant of phoenix with blossom. D of largest: 3 in., 7.6cm provenance: Acquired by the mother of the present owner, prior to 2005 $2,500-3,500

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175 A Chinese white jade ‘dragon, geese and lotus’ belthook qing dynasty, probably 18th century finely carved with a dragon-head terminal, the body decorated with geese and lotus blossom, the stone of a even white with faint russet inclusions. L: 3 3/8 in., 8.6cm provenance: Reese Palley, acquired circa late 1970s to early 1980s Thence by descent $2,000-3,000

172 A Chinese ‘chicken-bone’ jade ‘dragon’ belthook qing dynasty or earlier carved with a dragon head terminal facing an undercut qilong on the shaft with a leafy lingzhi sprig in its mouth. L: 3 3/8 in., 8.6cm provenance: Reese Palley, acquired circa late 1970s to early 1980s Thence by descent $1,000-1,500

176 Four Chinese white and pale celadon jade belthooks qing dynasty two carved with dragon-head terminals, one carved with a goose-head terminal and the last one carved with a ruyi-head terminal. L of largest: 3 3/8 in., 8.6cm provenance: Reese Palley, acquired circa late 1970s to early 1980s Thence by descent $3,000-5,000

173 Two Chinese celadon jade belthooks qing dynasty one carved with a dragon head terminal and two flowers on the body; the other carved with a dragon-head terminal facing an undercut qilong. L of larger: 3 3/8 in., 8.6cm provenance: Reese Palley, acquired circa late 197’s to early 1980s Thence by descent $2,000-3,000

177 Four Chinese pale celadon and celadon jade belthooks qing dynasty all carved with dragon-head terminals, the underside of one button knob carved in the form of a flower. H of largest: 3 1/2 in., 8.9cm provenance: Reese Palley, acquired circa late 1970s to early 1980s Thence by descent $2,000-3,000

174 A Chinese white jade ‘horse and monkeys’ belthook qing dynasty carved with a horse-head terminal facing two playful monkeys contesting a peach, the stone with faint celadon tint, minor russet inclusions. L: 3 1/4 in., 8.3cm provenance: Reese Palley, acquired circa late 1970s to early 1980s Thence by descent $2,000-3,000

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We are pleased to offer the following collection of Chinese jade and jadeite carvings from a private New York City collection (lot 181-lot 201). The collection was assembled in the 1960s and 1970s, and was acquired by the present owner circa 2002. It is notable for the range of Qing dynasty jade pendants and 19th and 20th century jadeite plaques and jewelry elements.

178 A Chinese pale celadon jade ‘dragon’ belthook qing dynasty, possibly 18th century finely carved with a dragon-head terminal facing an undercut qilong, a flat circular knob on the underside, the smoothly polished stone of an even color. L: 3 3/4 in., 9.5cm provenance: Reese Palley, acquired circa late 1970s to early 1980s Thence by descent $1,500-2,500

179 Four Chinese celadon and celadon grey jade belthooks qing dynasty all carved with dragon-head terminals, one with brownish head. L of largest: 3 3/4 in., 9.5cm provenance: Reese Palley, acquired circa late 1970s to early 1980s Thence by descent $1,500-2,500

180 Four Chinese pale celadon and celadon jade belthooks qing dynasty or earlier two carved with dragon-head terminals, one possibly Ming dynasty, of slighty light yellow green tone with russet inclusions, the other carved with sprays of lingzhi; one with rooster-head terminal, and the last one with goosehead terminal. L of largest: 3 5/8 in., 9.2cm provenance: Reese Palley, acquired circa late 1970s to early 1980s Thence by descent $1,800-2,200

181 A matched pair of Chinese jadeite ‘moss in snow’ octagonal plaques carved in low relief, centered by a calligraphic character, within a prunus blossom border, the white stone with grey overtones, veins of dark and applegreen, slight caramel inclusions. L: 3 1/2 in., 8.9cm; 3 3/8 in. 8.6.cm provenance: Property from a private New York City Collection $800-1,200 182 Three Chinese white and celadon jade items qing dynasty comprising a greyish-white jade ‘gourd’ pendant carved with foliage and scrolling tendrils; a pale celadon jade ‘cat and banana leaf (or fan)’ pendant, the stone of an even pale celadon tone; and a greyish white jade “phoenix, rockwork and bamboo‘ pendant, the stone of pale greyish-white with slight brown inclusions. L of longest: 2 1/2 in., 6.4cm provenance: Property from a private New York City Collection $1,800-2,200

183 A Chinese greyish-white jade ‘boy with halberd’ plaque and a pale celadon ‘boy with lingzhi’ plaque qing dynasty, 18th/19th century the first, of thick oval section with scrolled top, carved in low relief with a boy bearing a halberd with chime, beside a pine tree, the reverse with peach spray, bat and lingzhi, the stone of an even white with grey overtones; the second of shaped oval form, with scrolled top and bottom, carved in shallow relief with a boy bearing a lingzhi stalk, the reverse with four character inscription, the stone of an even very pale celadon tone. approximate H: 2 1/8 in., 5.4cm provenance: Property from a private New York City Collection $4,000-6,000 66

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ASIAN ARTS 184 A Chinese carved white jade archer’s ring and a white jadeite archer’s ring with apple-green suffusions qing dynasty the first carved in low relief with two quail and a millet stalk in a landscape, the stone of an even white with slight grey overtones; the second uncarved, of a granular grey-white matrix, with apple-green suffusions of varying intensity. H of first: 1 in., 2.5cm; H of second: 1 1/8 in., 2.7cm provenance: Property from a private New York City Collection $4,000-6,000

185 Seven large Chinese jadeite beads qing dynasty of varying quality and color intensity, ranging from greyish white-tinged with pale apple green to a pale greyish green, one mounted as a lamp finial. D of largest: 1 1/8 in., 2.7cm provenance: Property from a private New York City Collection $3,000-5,000

187 A group of thirty-seven Chinese jadeite beads and teardrop-shaped beads of varying sizes, color and quality. D of largest: 5/8 in., 1.5cm provenance: Property from a private New York City Collection $1,200-1,500 188 A Chinese white jade circular ‘bird and flower’ pendant qing dynasty, 18th/19th century depicting a long-tail bird among prunus blossoms and scrollwork, ‘bamboo’ suround. D: 2 1/8 in., 5.4cm provenance: Property from a private New York City Collection $3,000-5,000

189 Two Chinese spinach jade items, together with two grey-green hardstone items comprising a spinach jade hairpin, Qing dynasty, of rich mottled green, finely carved, the ruyi-head end with scrollwork centered by a shou roundel; a spinach green ‘qilong’ belthook of medium green tone, shading to grey-green at the head; a dark grey-green hardstone archaistic ‘axhead’ pendant with stylized owl-head finial; a dark grey-green hardstone ‘skull’ boss. L of hairpin: 4 7/8 in., 12.5cm provenance: Property from a private New York City Collection $1,500-2,500

186 A group of fifteen assorted jadeite vasiform rosary beads qing dynasty, late 18th to early 20th century of varying sizes, quality and tones of green, grey and white, one scrollcarved. H of largest: 1 1/8 in., 2.8cm provenance: Property from a private New York City Collection $1,000-1,500 68

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ASIAN ARTS 190 A group of ten Chinese jade and jadeite items comprising a grey and white jade ring; a russet and dark green jadeite small stand; six small pierced grey-white jade items; and two brown jade carvings depicting a recumbant cat and a fabulous beast. D of grey and white ring: 2 1/4 in., 5.7cm provenance: Property from a private New York City Collection $400-600

191 A group of fifteen Chinese jadeite items comprising two dark and apple-green and white jadeite ‘bi’ discs; eight various small jadeite discs; four assorted jadeite rings, and a jadeite ‘coin’. D of largest ring: 1 1/4 in., 3.1cm provenance: Property from a private New York City Collection $5,000-7,000

192 A Chinese white and brown jade ‘qilong and phoenix’ pendant qing dynasty, 18th/19th century depicting a phoenix with scrolled tail feathers in white with grey overtones, flanked by two sinuous qilong in tones of deep caramel brown, the surface with an attractive luster. H: 2 7/8 in., 7.4cm provenance: Property from a private New York City Collection $2,000-3,000 70

193 Two Chinese spinach jade plaques: ‘mounted figure in a landscape’ and an archaistic example both of oblong rectangular form, the second carved with two opposing birds; the stone of dark green tone with dark flecks. H: 2 5/8 in., 6.5cm; 2 3/4 in., 7cm provenance: Property from a private New York City Collection $2,500-3,500

194 Two similar Chinese dark and applegreen tinged jadeite pierced panels carved with a quadruped among peach sprays. H: 3 in., 7.6cm by W 1 3/4 in., 4.4cm provenance: Property from a private New York City Collection $1,500-2,500

195 A group of thirty-five Chinese jadeite items comprising thirteen small apple-green tinged and greyish-white jadeite curved beads; four small apple and dark greentinged small carvings; an amber and dark-green belt hook fragment; seventeen small apple-green and greywhite jadeite irregular small beads. provenance: Property from a private New York City Collection $1,200-1,500 Not illustrated

196 A Chinese yellow jadeite or hardstone model of a duck with rubyinset eyes depicted with lowered head and slightly open mouth. L: 5 in., 12.8cm provenance: Property from a private New York City Collection $1,000-1,500

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ASIAN ARTS 197 Two Chinese celadon jade items, and a white glass belthook qing dynasty comprising a ‘peaches and bat’ padlock pendant, the back inscribed ‘Fuxi changshou’, the stone of even pale celadon tone; an archaistic ‘bi and qilong’ pendant, the stone of pale celadon tone with minor russet inclusions; and a carved white glass ‘qilong’ belthook. L: 3 in., 7.5cm; 3 in., 7.5cm; 3 3/4 in., 9.5cm provenance: Property from a private New York City Collection $3,500-4,500

198 A group of nine Chinese jadeite items comprising two similar carved and pierced oval grey-white and apple-green jadeite plaquettes; a darker green jadeite ‘fruit’ small pendant; five similar apple-tinged grey-white jadeite small ‘Budai’ carvings; an apple-tinged grey-white jadeite pierced oval ‘elephant’ plaquette. L of elephant: 1 1/2 in., 3.8cm provenance: Property from a private New York City Collection $500-700

199 A Chinese pale celadon jade ‘twin fish and chime’ pendant qing dynasty, 19th century the back inscribed ‘ji qing you yu’ within a cloud and scroll surround. H: 2 1/2 in., 6.4cm provenance: Property from a private New York City Collection $3,000-5,000

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200 A group of sixty-six Chinese jadeite items comprising three pierced pale green-tinged grey-white jadeite oval floral carvings; approximately fifty-nine small kidney-shaped ‘shou’ plaquettes; four assorted apple-green and grey-white jadeite small oval and figuralshaped plaquettes. provenance: Property from a private New York City Collection $1,500-2,500

201 A group of eight Chinese jade and jadeite items comprising an archaistic carved white jade with slight hint of celadon chape, well-carved with a soft surface, Qing dynasty or earlier; an opaque grey-veined grey-white jadeite belthook back; two green, grey-white and caramel jadeite belthook backs; an opaque grey-white with apple-green tinge jadeite belthook back; an opaque grey-white suffused with apple-green jadeite belthook back; a carved white jade with hint of celadon fragment; an apple-green veined pale lavender jadeite belthook back. L of longest: 3 1/2 in., 9cm provenance: Property from a private New York City Collection $700-900 Not illustrated

202 A small Chinese jadeite toggle of a Qilin and pepper 20th century the stone of lavender and emerald tones. L: 2 1/2 in., 6.4cm $500-700

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ASIAN ARTS 205 Four strands of Chinese amber beads qing dynasty comprising a opaque orange-brown amber partial court necklace, with orange silk and copper wire tassel; a strand of forty-four grduated reddish brown transparent faceted amber beads, and two parcial strands of amber prayer beads, disassembled. L of the largest: 21 in., 54cm provenance: Property of a Pennsylvania gentleman $1,500-2,000

203 A Chinese jadeite and carnelian inkwell yamanaka & co. the main body carved in low relief with figures in river landscape with pine, pavilion and mountain in the background, with four silver feet, the cover surmounted with a carnelian bead. H: 4 1/2 in., 11.4cm provenance: Formerly in a New York City collection Acquired from the above by the present owner $10,000-15,000

206 A Chinese aventurine glass and bone necklace early 20th century composed of of thirty-three aventurine faceted glass beads of various sizes, and seventeen reticulated carved bone beads. together with a Chinese malachite and silver ‘dragon’ bracelet and two Chinese small carved jadeite charms. L of necklace: 12 in., 30.5cm provenance: Property of a Pennsylvania gentleman $800-1,200 204 A Chinese jadeite bangle of a pale greyish white with pale and apple-green inclusions, scattered russet tones. together with A Chinese gilt mounted jadeite bangle, the stone of a pale greyish white, with pale apple green inclusions. Inner Diameter: 2 1/4 in., 5.7cm $800-1,200

207 A Chinese coral, white jade and gold necklace 19th/20th century composed of one pierced jade ‘shou’ bead, two jade drum-shaped beads and fifty small coral beads. L: 19 1/2 in., 49.5cm provenance: Property from a Hong Kong family collection $800-1,200

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ASIAN ARTS 211 A Chinese Canton enamel circular ‘floral’ dish 18th century painted in bright famille-rose enamels with flowers to the center and reserves of village scenes, on light green and pink diaper ground to the border, the underside with floral sprigs centered by a coiled qilong in blue. D: 8 1/2 in., 21.6cm $800-1,000

208 Two Chinese amber bead necklaces the first one consisting of thirty-five oval beads in various sizes, the amber of a opaque yellow color; the second consisting of fourty-four beads in various sizes, the amber of a opaque rich honey color. L of larger: 26 in., 66cm $2,000-3,000

212 Two Chinese blue ground basse-taille enamel ‘figural’ dishes first quarter of 19th century both similarly decorated with panels of figures in landscape, the borders with Buddhist auspicious symbols within a rich blue ground. D: 8 in., 20.3cm $300-500 209 A Chinese amber bead necklace consisting of fifty-one graduated oval beads, the amber of a opaque honey color. L: 35 in., 88.9cm $1,200-1,500

210 A Chinese jadeite necklace and a carved ‘ducks’ jadeite and gilt metal pendant the necklace comprising twenty-four carved and pierced jadeite beads, the beads of a medium celadon green with traces of brown; the pendant depicting two mandarin ducks and lotus, the stone of greyish white with mottled apple green inclusions, mounted with a gilt metal frame. L of necklace: 14 in., 35.6cm; H of pendant: 2 in., 5cm provenance: From the aunt of the present owner Thence by descent $700-900 76

214 A pair of Chinese cloisonné figures of parrots 19th/20th century each standing on rockwork base, their yellow, blue and light green wings neatly tucked against the green bodythe raised head with gilt beak, the underside incised with ‘Qianlong nianzhi’., H: 9 1/2 in., 24.1cm provenance: For a nearly identical pair see Christie’s London, October 29, 2009, lot 547 $2,500-3,500

213 A Chinese spinach jade inlaid cloisonné jardinière with hardstone flowers the jardinière inset with a spinach jade plaque on each side, two incised with calligraphy, the other two with pictures of figures within landscapes, the interior containing metal branches issuing hardstone flowers and leaves. W: 10 in., 25.4cm $1,000-1,500 77

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ASIAN ARTS 215 A pair of Chinese cloisonné enamel and giltbronze lobed vases late qing/republic period, lao tian li zhi mark of hexafoil section, each of baluster form, resting on a splayed foot and rising to a flared rim, each side decorated with three bats, ‘shou’ medallions and lotus scrolls, all between a band of ruyi heads at the neck. H of each: 6 1/4 in., 16cm provenance: Property of a Virginia lady $1,500-2,000

218 A fine Chinese repousse and chased silver tazza wen bao the scalloped rim worked with lotus scrolls and bats, against a finely punched ground, the underside and knopped stem similarly engraved, the domed foot pierced and chased with ruyi heads, peony scrolls and bats, underside stamped. H: 5 1/2 in., 14cm; D: 12 in., 30.5cm $4,000-6,000

216 A Chinese plique-à-jour stemcup 19th century with rounded sides rising to a slightly flared rim, on a tall splayed stem, the main body with four panels, depicting flowers of the four seasons. H: 3 1/4 in., 8.3cm provenance: Property of a Pennsylvania gentleman $800-1,200

217 A pair of Chinese silver ‘dragon’ candlesticks wanghing of reticulated columnar form, modeled with dragons amidst cloud scrolls, both mounted on carved wood bases. H with base: 4 1/2 in., 11.4cm provenance: Property of a European collector $800-1,200

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219 A small Chinese export reticulated silver vessel and cover wang hing, retailed by edward & sons, glasgow 1899 wang hing, retailed by edward & sons, glasgow the pierced cylindrical body decorated with two fierce dragons and ruyishaped clouds, the cover decorated with dragons, prunus and peony, with fitted glass insert. H: 3 7/8 in., 10cm provenance: Property of a European collector $1,200-1,500

221 A Chinese engraved silver ‘Eight Immortals’ vase hengli, tian jin mark; dated renwu year the tapering ovoid body with waisted neck and everted rim, a pair of prunus flower handles to the shoulder, incised on the body with the Eight Immortals crossing the sea. H: 9 1/2 in., 24.1cm $800-1,200

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220 A Chinese export silver ‘grape vine’ small chalice leeching the base of the bowl with applied grapes and leafing vine, extending to the pedestal foot. H: 5 1/8 in., 13cm provenance: Property of a European collector $1,000-1,500

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Property of a Pennsylvania Family lots 222-240 The following Chinese porcelain and pottery vases, bowls and vessels, lots 222240, together with additional Chinese and Japanese works of art (lots 26, 27, 138, 163, 441, 468), were lovingly assembled over a period of approximately 20 years, the collection largely complete by 1991. This group is particularly strong in 18th and 19th century monochrome wares, and works inspired by Song and Ming dynasty ceramics. A significant number of these pieces are of a scale and simplicity perfectly suited for the elegant retreat of a refined scholar or perceptive collector. We are pleased to present these works that they may be embraced by new collectors, continuing the tradition of appreciation and stewardship which has brought so much joy to the present owners

222 Four Chinese guan and ge-type crackle-glazed porcelain items comprising a guan-type dish, the dish potted with flared sides, applied overall with a greyish-blue glaze suffused with a network of black and faint russet crackle; a guan-type tripod censer, the compressed globular body raised on three short legs; a small ge-type water coupe, with apocryphal Chenghua four-character mark; and a ge-type bottle vase, with indistinct incised mark to base. D of the dish: 10 in., 25.5cm provenance: Dish: Bearing a Sotheby Parke Bernet label Acquired in 1980 Censer: Acquired September 1988 Coupe: Acquired from Mark Foster, Lambertville, November 1989 Bottle Vase: Acquired from Mark Foster, Lambertville, September 1988 Property of a Pennsylvania Family $3,000-5,000

223 Four Chinese porcelain vessels comprising a ‘clair de lune’ bottle vase, underside with Qianlong six-character seal mark; a small pale blue-glazed ovoid vase, underside with qianlong six-character seal mark; a teadust ovoid vase; and a crackle-glaze tea cup, with applied qilong handle. H of bottle vase: 9 1/2 in., 24.1cm provenance: Baluster vase: Acquired in Philadelphia, November 1981 Ovoid vase: Acquired in Philadelphia, 1978 Teadust vase: Acquired April 1981 Teacup: Bearing old collection label, underside inscribed BT OF HARDING DEC. 91. p. 768 Acquired Portobello Road, London, September 1991 Property of a Pennsylvania Family $1,200-1,500

224 A small celadon-glazed cylindrical censer with Japanese metal cover the cylindrical body rising from three short legs, covered overall in a pale celadon glaze, pierced gilt-metal cover together with a celadon-glazed tripod censer with metal cover; the compressed globular body rising from three short tapering legs to a short straight neck and broad everted rim, each leg with a narrow flange, covered overall with a soft blue-green glaze. H of larger with cover: 4 3/4 in., 12cm provenance: Larger censer bears Christie’s label, said to have come from Dorrance estate both acquired 1988 Property of a Pennsylvania Family $1,000-1,500

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225 A Chinese copper-red ‘dragon’ vase, meiping kangxi six character mark and possibly of the period rising from a waisted foot to a tapering shoulder and short waisted neck, finely painted in copper-red with two dragons amidst stylized cloud scrolls, the base inscribed with an underglaze-blue six-character mark. H: 7 in., 17.8cm provenance: Property of a Pennsylvania Family $1,500-2,500

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ASIAN ARTS 226 A Chinese pear-shaped Guan-type celadonglazed vase the pear-shaped body rising from a short straight foot to a waisted neck, covered overall with a pale celadon glaze suffused with a fine golden crackle. H: 6 3/4 in., 17.1cm provenance: Purchased in Philadelphia, circa 1979 Property of a Pennsylvania Family $800-1,200

227 A small Chinese celadon-glazed flask-form vase qianlong six character seal mark the flattened globular body surmounted by a short slightly flared neck flanked by a pair of tubular lug handles, applied overall save for the footring with an even unctuous celadon glaze. H: 3 3/4 in., 9.5cm provenance: Acquired from Mark Foster, Lambertville, NJ, November 1989 Property of a Pennsylvania Family $800-1,200

229 Three Chinese porcelain items comprising a small peachbloom-glazed tripod censer, a flambéglazed mushroomy burgundy U-shaped cup, and a ‘Sang de Boeuf’ glazed cup, with underglazeblue double-ring mark to base. H of tripod censer: 3 in., 7.6cm provenance: Censer: Acquired in Philadelphia, 1980 Cup: Acquired April 1981 Property of a Pennsylvania Family $1,000-1,500

230 Three Chinese porcelain items comprising a small ‘Clair de Lune’ beehive-shaped water coupe, Taibaizun, with Kangxi six-character mark to base; a small aubergine-glazed biscuit ‘peach’ cadogan water-dropper; and a small famille rose-decorated wine cup decorated with figures and text. H of water coupe: 1 1/2 in., 3.9cm provenance: Coupe: Acquired Hohut, China september 1983 Dropper: Acquired in Philadelphia, May 1980 Cup: Acquired May 1990 Property of a Pennsylvania Family $900-1,200

231 A pair of Chinese wucai and famille rose ‘figural’ jars each of baluster form, depicting officials standing in a garden, surrounded by trees and rockwork. H of each: 8 1/2 in., 21.6cm provenance: Property of a Pennsylvania Family $1,500-2,000

228 A Chinese small ovoid celadon-glazed vase with ridged neck the oval body resting on a splayed foot and rising to a lipped rim, covered with a translucent light celadon glaze together with a small Chinese celadon-glazed double bottle vase, with Yongzheng six-character mark to neck. H of larger: 5 1/2 in., 14cm provenance: Double bottle vase: Bearing a label monogrammed RCE Acquired Eldred’s, August 1983, lot 608 Property of a Pennsylvania Family $1,200-1,500 82

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ASIAN ARTS 232 Five Chinese copper-red and puce glazed vessels comprising a bell-shaped water coupe, Taibaizun, underside with double-ring in underglaze blue; a baluster vase; a puce-enameled bowl; a copper red bowl; and an open circular brush washer with Kangxi six-character mark. H of baluster vase: 5 1/2 in., 14cm provenance: Coupe: acquired in 1983 Vase: Acquired July 1983 Puce Bowl: Accquired in Philadelphia, 1979 Copper red bowl: Acquired in Philadelphia, September 1984 Peach bloom coupe: Acquired from King Fook May 1981 Property of a Pennsylvania Family $2,500-3,500

235 A Chinese copper-red ‘three abundances’ bowl xuande six character mark with deep rounded sides rising to a flared rim, the exterior decorated in copper-red with pomegranate, lychee, and peach, together forming the auspicious Sanduo (three abundances). H: 3 in., 7.6cm; D: 7 1/8 in., 18cm provenance: Acquired in Philadelphia, January 1987 Property of a Pennsylvania Family $2,000-3,000

233 A Chinese iron-brown glazed double-gourd vase together with a small Chinese mirror-black glazed vase, and a small Chinese aubergine-brown glazed archastic porcelain censer, Ding. H of double gourd vase: 5 1/2 in., 14cm provenance: Double gourd: Acquired in 1980 Mirror-black vase: Acquired in Philadelphia, 1974 Ding: Acquired in Bermondsey, London, September 1991 Property of a Pennsylvania Family $1,500-2,500

236 A Chinese doucai ‘ducks and lotus’ dish xuande six-character mark, 18th century the rounded sides rising from a short foot, the exterior decorated with mandarin ducks swimming between clusters of lotus, others in flight above, all between double line borders around the rim and foot, the interior with a similar scene. D: 9 1/2 in., 24.1cm provenance: Acquired in Philadelphia, 1984 Property of a Pennsylvania Family $1,200-1,500

237 A Chinese underglaze red and blue ‘bats’ bowl qianlong six-character seal mark with a slightly everted rim, the exterior decorated with eight bats hovering above swirling waves, the interior with a medallion enclosing a bat above waves, wave border. together with a Chinese underglaze red ‘dragon’ brush washer. D of the bowl: 8 in., 20.3cm provenance: Bowl: Bearing a label, monogrammed RCE Acquired Eldred’s, August 1984, lot 1807 Washer: ...repter Museum Property of a Pennsylvania Family $1,200-1,500

234 A Chinese incised blanc de chine ‘Buddhist lions’ vase incised artemisia leaf mark of tall tapering form, with short neck and everted rim, the body lightly incised with four playful Buddhist lions and brocade balls together with a white-glazed vase incised with a scholar, lingzhi and bat. H of larger: 9 1/2 in., 24.3cm provenance: The first: Acquired in Hong Kong, December 1986 The Second: Acquired October 1991 Property of a Pennsylvania Family $1,200-1,500

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238 Five Chinese puce and copper red-glazed vessels comprising a small copper red-glazed U-shaped wine cup; a puce-enameled flared circular bowl; a copper red and brown-glazed beehive water coupe, Taibaizun; a puce-glazed bottle vase, underside with four-character mark; and a copper redglazed spherical water coupe, with Xuande four-character mark. H of bottle vase: 8 1/2 in., 21.6cm provenance: Cup: Acquired 1980 Flared bowl: Acquired december 1977 Beehive coupe: Acquired in Philadelphia, 1980 Vase: Acquired 1971 Spherical water coupe: Bearing label monogrammed RCE Acquired Eldred’s August 1983, lot #666 Property of a Pennsylvania Family $2,000-3,000 239 A Chinese cobalt blue-glazed bottle vase qianlong six character seal mark and possibly of the period the globular body rising to a tall cylindrical neck, covered in an even deep blue glaze, with a short unglazed foot. H: 14 1/2 in., 36.8cm provenance: Acquired from Eldred’s, August 1984 Property of a Pennsylvania Family $1,500-2,500

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Other Properties 241 A Chinese straw-glazed figure of a foreign dancer tang dynasty the curly haired figure wearing large necklace and anklets, standing in a dynamic pose, his hands raised and his head cocked to one side, wearing a sash draped over his shoulders. H: 12 3/4 in., 32.4cm provenance: Ezekiel Schloss Collection Sold Christie’s, 21 March, 2000, New York, lot 267 Acquired from the above by the present owner literature: Sieur Tzen, China House of Arts, Significant Aspects of Early Chinese Ceramic Arts,, 1982, p. 35 Janet Baker, Seeking Immortality, Chinese Tomb Sculpture from the Schloss Collection, Santa Ana, 1996, p. 36, pl. 21 Ezekiel Schloss, Ancient Chinese Ceramic Sculpture, Stamford, 1977, vol. I, p. 107, fig. 13. exhibited: Greenwich, Bruce Museum, Seeking Immortality: Early Chinese Ceramics from The Schloss Collection, 20 September 1998 3 January 1999, no. 84. Santa Ana, Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Seeking Immortality: Chinese Tomb Sculpture from the Schloss Collection, 6 October 1996 - 16 March 1997, no. 84. Hempstead, Hofstra Museum, Hofstra University, Appeasing the Spirits, 14 February - 7 May 1993, no. 13. Binghamton, College Art Gallery, State University of New York, Appeasing the Spirits, 9 October - 14 November 1993, no. 13. $7,500-8,500

240 Three Chinese ceramic items comprising a small ‘qingbai’ glazed incised jarlet and cover; a small incised ‘qingbai’ glazed winepot and cover; and a small green and amber glazed pottery jarlet. H of winepot: 4 in., 10.2cm provenance: Jarlet: Dr Fong (as Yuan), 1977 Winepot: Acquired Portabello Road, London, September 1991 Pottery jarlet:Acquired Portobello Road, London, August 1987 Property of a Pennsylvania Family $800-1,200

242 A Chinese Henan black-glazed pear-shaped vase, Yuhuchun the pear-shaped body rising to a flared rim, applied with a lustrous brownish-black glaze speckled with rust-brown. H: 7 in, 17.8cm provenance: Property of a Colorado lady $400-800 Not illustrated 86

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ASIAN ARTS 243 A Chinese qingbai-type lobed ewer the ovoid body incised and divided into eight sections, with a slender curving spout opposite a strap handle, the tall neck rising to a cupped rim. H: 6 in., 15cm provenance: Acquired in Bangkok, Thailand by the present owner, a New Mexico gentleman $800-1,200

244 A small Chinese carved and incised qingbai-type glazed vase the oval body rising from a slightly spreading foot to a short neck and everted rim, the body divided into four sections, each side carved with a flower, the neck applied with four lug handles. H: 4 1/2 in., 12cm provenance: Acquired in Sulawesi, Indonesia by the present owner, a New Mexico gentleman $700-900

246 A Chinese ge-type circular dish covered overal with a pale grey glaze suffused with a matrix of dark grey crackle. D: 19 1/2 in., 27cm; provenance: Property of a Colorado lady $400-600

246 A Chinese Jizhou-style conical tea bowl with deep rounded sides, the exterior covered with a dark speckled brown glaze stopping short of the unglazed foot. D: 4 1/2 in., 11.4cm; H: 2 1/2 in., 6.4cm provenance: Property of a Colorado lady $800-1,200

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247 A Chinese carved Longquan celadon jar early ming dynasty the baluster body rising from a recessed base, carved around the exterior with large flower-filled panels, all above a band of elongated lotus lappets, with later fitted carved and pierced wood cover. H: 11 1/4 in., 28.6cm provenance: Acquired by the father of the present owners Thence by descent $1,800-2,200

248 A Chinese carved Longquan celadon ‘orchid’ vase ming dynasty of baluster form with splayed foot, carved to exterior with orchid flowers, the glaze of light celadon tone. H: 12 1/2 in., 31.8cm provenance: Acquired by the father of the present owners Thence by descent $700-900

249 A Chinese large carved Longquan celadon dish late yuan/early ming dynasty the shallow sides rising to an everted circular rim, the center carved with a lotus blossom, and the sides freely carved with a floral meander, applied with a glaze of pale olive tone, the base partially glazed. D: 16 in., 40.6cm provenance: Property of a New Jersey collector $3,000-5,000

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ASIAN ARTS 253 A pair of Chinese aubergine and turquoise glazed ‘Buddist lions’ figures late ming dynasty each formed as a seated lion on a rectangular base, both figures mounted to wood stand. H of each: 7 1/4 in., 18.4cm $400-600

250 A rare pair of Chinese turquoiseglazed ceramic garden stools late ming to early qing dynasty each of barrel form with mask handles, decorated with dense floral scrolls. H of each: 20 in., 51cm $1,000-1,500

254 A Chinese yellow and green-glazed pottery jar ming dynasty the ovoid body rising from a slightly splayed foot, with slightly flared rim, the shoulder with five lug handles, the body decorated with molded pattern of Indian lotus vines, picked out in yellow and brown against a green ground. H: 12 in., 31cm $1,500-2,000

251 A large Chinese Ming style blue and white charger 19th/20th century with barbed rim, decorated throughout with floral patterns. D: 20 in., 51cm provenance: Formerly from a private Connecticut family collection $2,000-3,000

252 A Chincese sancai glazed equestrian figural tile ming dynasty modeled with a horse standing four square with head raised, and a foreign man with hands raised as if holding reins, dark brown, amber, straw and green glaze. H: 13 1/2 in., 34.3cm $500-800 90

255 A Chinese Blanc de chine standing figure of Guanyin depicted standing on a rocky base buffeted with waves, the figure grasping her robe with her left hand and with the other gracefully outstretched in vitarkamudra, the face with a peaceful expression. H: 14 1/2 in., 36.8cm $300-500 Not illustrated

256 Two Chinese blue and white porcelain items comprising a ‘kraak’ blue and white porcelain bottle vase, circa 1600; and a large blue and white porcelain bowl, underside with Kangxi four-chracter mark and of the period. D of the bowl: 9 in., 22.9cm provenance: Property from a private New York City Collection $1,000-1,500

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ASIAN ARTS 257 A Chinese blue and white ‘horses’ conical bowl jiajing six-character mark, shunzhi/kangxi period, 17th century painted with the Eight Horses of Muwang, seven around the exterior and the eighth recumbent horse enclosed within a double circle in the cavetto. D: 6 1/2 in., 16.5cm provenance: Collection of James W. Bennett By descent from the above to the present owner note: For a bowl of similar form, see Christie’s New York, 21-22 March 2013, sale 2689, lot 1462 $1,500-2,500

259 A pair of Chinese blue and white porcelain ‘bajixiang’ bowls twin fish mark, kangxi period together with a Chinese blue and white porcelain cup and cover. D: 7 1/2 in., 19cm provenance: Property from a Delaware family $700-900

260 A Chinese blue and white porcelain octagonal charger qing dynasty, kangxi period the center painted with a landscape with two deer by a river, the rim decorated with floral designs. D: 14 in., 35.5cm $1,200-1,500 92

261 A pair of Chinese blue and white porcelain ginger jars each decorated with auspicious symbols and various antiques, wood covers and bases. H of the jars: 7 3/8 in., 18.7cm $1,200-1,500

258 A Chinese blue and white transitional style square vase, now mounted as a lamp sturdily potted, of square section, painted with Wang Xizhi and goose, Zhou Dunyi and lotus, Mi Fu and rockwork, and Lin Hejing and prunus. H of vase: 13 3/8 in., 34cm provenance: Property from a private New York City Collection $800-1,200

262 A large Chinese celadon-glazed beaker vase, Gu possibly qing dynasty with splayed base and trumpet neck, the body incised with qilong and peony scrolls, covered overall with a pale celadon glaze. H: 18 in., 45.7cm $3,000-5,000

263 A Chinese Blanc de chine figure of Guanyin and attendant the finely modeled figure on a rocky base buffeted with waves, adorned in loose robes and a elaborate beaded necklace, the left arm holding a ruyi scepter, flanked by a standing acolyte. H: 9 1/4 in., 23.5cm $1,000-1,500

264 A Chineses sancai glazed ‘figural’ candle holder kangxi period, qing dynasty modeled in the form of foreigner clad in Chinese armor, on a rectangular pedestal, with both arms raised, supporting a tray with central aperture. H: 8 in., 20.3cm $1,500-2,000

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266 A Chinese famille verte ‘figural’ brush pot, bitong kangxi six-character mark decorated with figures in a domestic setting, dressed in courtly robes, among rockwork, pine and plantain trees. H: 6 in., 15.2cm; D: 7 3/4 in., 19.7cm $1,500-2,000

267 A Chinese famille verte hexagonal vase, Gu 18th/19th century painted to the exterior with shaped floral panels and various ‘shou’ characters, the rim with a diaper band. H: 12 1/2 in., 31.8cm $3,000-5,000

268 A Chinese famille verte ‘flower basket’ charger kangxi period, qing dynasty with shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot, decorated to the interior with a central medallion enclosing a flower basket, surrounded by panels of various flowers, the underside with artemisia leaf mark. D: 15 in., 38.1cm $3,000-5,000

265 A Chinese famille noir porcelain figure of a man, with mounts attributed to Edward I. Farmer, New York kangxi period (the porcelain) the standing figure with his left hand on his hip and right arm slightly raised, dressed in a black robe and yellow trousers, with extended tongue and cloud-shaped eyebrows, the mounted on a Rococo style ormolu base, and bearing two painted glass lanterns on a shoulder pole, intertwined with porcelain flowers.

note: The present work is accompanied by a copy of an appraisal letter from Mrs. Alexander Schaffer, A La Vieille Russie, New York, dated June 1, 1978, stating the lamp was made by Edward Farmer & Company, circa 1925. H with stand: 15 1/2 in., 39cm provenance: Mr. Frederick Beckman, Philadelphia Inherited by the brother-in-law of the present owner Thence by descent $6,000-8,000

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269 A Chinese famille verte ‘floral’ teapot the teapot: qing dynasty, kangxi period the baluster body divided into vertical lobes, curved ‘bamboo’ in spout and handle, with an associated Japanese ceramic cover. H: 6 3/4 in., 17.1cm $3,000-4,000

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270 A Chinese export ‘Imari’ decorated charger 18th century painted in blue, iron red, black, yellow and gilt with flowers, strapwork and arabesques. D: 15 1/4 in., 38.7cm $300-600

271 A pair of Chinese export famille rose-decorated porcelain vases and wood covers the vases circa 1780 each with molded and painted flower and foliage decorations, the central panels painted with figures, deer and pine trees, famille rose-decorated porcelain not: famille rose-decorated enamel. H with cover: 13 in., 33cm note: For a similarly decorated vase see Sotheby’s, New York, 29 March 2011, lot 41 $500-700

272 A Chinese export famille rose porcelain circular tureen and cover last quarter 18th century decorated with various flowers, cranes, rockwork and lingzhi, with two chrysanthemum form handles, the cover similarly decorated and with a chrysanthemum form finial, underside with remnants of an apocryphal Kangxi six-character mark” at end of description. D: 9 in., 22.9cm $1,000-1,500 273 Four Chinese style porcelain items comprising a pair of small Samson porcelain ormolumounted powder blue beakers and covers; a Samson porcelain tea caddy; and an 18th century Chinese export porcelain example. H of the beaker and cover: 7 1/8 in., 18cm provenance: Property from a private New York City Collection $800-1,200

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274 A pair of Chinese export porcelain blue and whitedecorated bough pots with one cover late 18th/early 19th century each of flared square section, applied on the sides with a pair of handles, painted on the body with flowers and foliage, the pierced cover similarly decorated. H with cover: 9 in., 22.9cm provenance: Property from a private New York City Collection $1,200-1,500

275 A Chinese export porcelain blue and white decorated reticulated oval basket and stand late 18th/early 19th century the basket with reticulated walls imitating basket weave, two handles at the rim, the interior decorated with a bouquet of peony flowers with a butterfly, the stand similarly decorated. L of stand: 11 1/8 in., 28.3cm provenance: Bearing Earle D. Vandekar label Property from a private New York City Collection $1,000-1,500

276 A Chinese famille verte moon flask vase, now mounted as a lamp the flattened globular body rising from a spreading foot to a gourd form neck and everted rim, decorated with literati scenes and officials in a landscape. H of flask: 14 in., 35.6cm $800-1,200

277 A large Chinese famille verte rouleau vase 19th century the slightly tapering cylindrical body rising from a short straight foot to an angled shoulder and a waisted neck with everted straight rim, decorated with two main panels enclosing scenes of figures in landscapes, four smaller panels on the sides depicting leaping carp and various antiques, underside with remnant of apocryphal Kangxi six-character mark. H: 17 1/2 in., 44.5cm provenance: Property of a Pennsylvania collector $700-900 97

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ASIAN ARTS 278 A Chinese ‘peachbloom’-glazed vase kangxi mark, 19th/20th century the slender tapering body rising from a recessed base, to an attenuated neck with flared rim, lower part of the neck decorated with two horizontal rings, covered overall with a rose-tinted glaze with darker mottling. H: 7 1/2 in., 19.1cm $1,200-1,500

279 Two small Chinese turquoise-glazed bottle vases qing dynasty both covered overall in a bright turquoise glaze. H of larger: 6 1/4 in., 15.9cm $800-1,200

282 A Chinese blue and white porcelain lobed dish yongzheng six character mark, 19th century or earlier the lobed sides rising from a short tapering foot to an everted foliate rim, similarly decorated inside and out with peony, lotus, foliage and eight Daoist symbols. D: 3 3/4 in., 9.5cm provenance: Formerly from a California private collection $1,200-1,500

283 A Chinese iron-red enameled blue and white porcelain ‘dragon’ dish kangxi six-character mark and possibly of the period painted in iron-red with a fierce Ming-style five-clawed dragon to interior and four dragons and ruyi-clouds to exterior. D: 11 in., 27.9cm provenance: Acquired by the father of the present owners Thence by descent $600-800

280 A Chinese porcelain blue and white and underglaze red water coupe kangxi six-character mark but later of globular form, the rounded sides rising from a recessed base to an incurved rim, decorated in underglaze red with stylized peony, chrysanthemum and lotus scrolls, lines of underglaze blue around the rim. H: 3 in., 7.6cm $800-1,200

281 A Chinese yellow-ground ginger jar and cover, now mounted as a lamp incised kangxi six-character mark but later with ovoid body, decorated on the exterior with qilin and mythical beasts, cylindrical cover. H of vase: 10 1/2 in., 26.7cm $800-1,200

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284 A Chinese powder-blue glazed jar and cover artemisia leaf mark the rounded sides rising from a short splayed foot, the exterior covered in a mottled blue glaze, the interior and the base glazed white. H: 10 in., 25.4cm provenance: Acquired by the father of the present owners Thence by descent $800-1,200

285 A small Chinese incised white-glazed bottle vase 19th century potted with a globular body rising to a tall tapering neck, with incised scholar and attandant in a landscape. H: 5 1/2 in., 14cm provenance: Property of a Pennsylvania gentleman $600-800 99

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ASIAN ARTS 286 A pair of Chinese famille rose porcelain-inset hardwood plaques late qing dynasty each panel inset with four shaped porcelain plaques decorated in famille rose enamels depicting courtly figures in palace gardens. note: the scenes depicted on these plaques appear to be based on a Ming dynasty scroll in The Palace Museum, Beijing, entitled ‘Amuseuments in the Xuande Emperor’s Palace’. H: 52 in., 132cm; W: 17 1/4 in., 44cm provenance: Property of a Towson, Maryland gentleman $4,000-6,000

288 A pair of Chinese celadon-glazed porcelain wine cups qianlong six character seal mark and possibly of the period of diminutive form, with slightly everted rims and raised on shallow foot rings. D: 3 1/4 in., 8.3cm provenance: Property from a New York collection $1,800-2,500

289 A Chinese Guan-type vase, Hu of archaic bronze form, the lightly potted baluster body of rectangular section, rising from splayed foot, pierced on both sides, shoulders set with a pair of tubular handles, applied overall with a pale blue-grey glaze, with a fine dark gray and pale brown crackle. H: 7 1/4 in., 18.4cm provenance: Bearing Vermeer & Griggs, Los Angeles label $1,800-2,500

287 A pair of Chinese famille rose ‘figural’ rouleau vases artemisia leaf mark each enameled with an elegant lady seated on a bed, accompanied by two boys and dogs, surrounded by bats and various antiques. H of each: 16 in., 40.6cm $1,000-2,000

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290 Four small Chinese porcelain items comprising a copper red glazed baluster vase, underside with Kangxi four-character mark; a peach bloom glazed vase, underside with double ring mark in underglazed blue; a peach bloom glazed appleshaped water coupe, underside with double ring mark in underglazed blue; and a flambé glazed vase. H of baluster vase: 6 1/2 in., 16.5cm $600-800

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ASIAN ARTS 291 Three Chinese porcelain items comprising a flambe-glazed bombe censer, flanked with a pair of mask handles; a copper red glazed alms bowl form brush washer; and a Langyao-type red glazed bottle vase. H of bottle vase: 12 3/4 in., 32.4cm $1,500-2,500

295 A Chinese flambe-glazed vase, fanghu the body of rectangular section rising from a gently spreading foot, set to the neck with a pair of chilong handles, covered overall with a lustrous glaze of rich red color mottled with creamylavender streaks. H: 16 in., 40.6cm $700-900

292 A Chinese Langyao-type red glazed ‘deer head’ vase qianlong six-character seal mark but later of baluster form, applied with a pair of deer head handles to the shoulder, the exterior covered in a rich copper-red glaze pooling slightly at the foot and draining to white at the rim, suffused with a network of fine crackle throughout. H: 11 in., 27.9cm $1,000-1,500

294 A Chinese flambé-glazed porcelain vase, meiping 19th century of generous proportions, with pinched neck and flared lip, pale blue streaks at the shoulder against an even oxblood tone. H: 12 in., 30cm $700-900

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296 A large Chinese transmutation-glazed porcelain vase, Hu 19th century the massive vase glazed in tones of red, yellow, turquoise and violet. H: 17 1/2 in., 44.5cm $600-800

293 A Chinese porcelain mallet vase qinglong four-character mark but probably later the bell-shaped body surmounted by a slender tubular neck with lipped rim, decorated with copper red and black and grey veining, the base and interior turquoise glazed. H: 7 3/4 in., 19.7cm $900-1,200

297 A Chinese copper-red glazed bottle vase qing dynasty the globular body rising from a recessed base to a tall cylindrical neck flaring slightly towards the rim, applied overall with a rich red glaze gradually draining to white at the mouth. H: 12 1/2 in., 31.8cm $500-700

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ASIAN ARTS 298 A Chinese ‘Clair-de-Lune’ glazed vase, Hu of archaistic form, supported on a splayed foot, applied at the neck with two animal handles, covered overall with a soft pale blue glaze thinning to white at the rim. H: 14 in., 35.6cm $2,000-3,000

302 A pair of large Chinese famille rose ‘landscape’ vases qinglong six-character seal mark but later the robustly potted globular body with cylindrical neck rising to a flared rim, decorated with landscape cartouches against an iron-red diaper ground, scattered lotus and prunus sprays, lappet band to neck and ruyi band to mouth rim. H: 22 3/4 in., 57.8cm provenance: Acquired by the grandparents of the present owner $1,000-1,500 299 A Chinese blue-glazed porcelain bottle vase 19th century with a pear-shaped body gently rising to a tall cylindrical neck, the exterior applied with a deep blue glaze thinning around the mouth. H: 10 in., 26cm provenance: Property of a Pennsylvania gentleman $600-800

300 A pair of Chinese famille rose figures of phoenix with lingzhi each with brightly-colored plumage, modeled with one leg raised on a lingzhi, the other standing straight next to a rockwork support. H: 14 in., 35.6cm $1,500-2,500

303 A pair of Chinese famille rose ‘figural’ planters each flared circular planter decorated with the three star gods, Fu, Lu and Shou, accompanied by boys holding various auspicious objects and bats. D: 9 in., 22.9cm; H: 6 1/4 in., 15.9cm $800-1,200

301 A pair of Chinese famille rose shallow planters decorated in bright famille-rose enamels with scrolling lotus blooms against a lemon yellow ground, the interiors turquoise, the rim with blue and white pattern and highlighted with gilding, both pierced for drainage. D: 8 3/4 in., 22.2cm $600-800 104

304 A Ormolu mounted Chinese rose mandarin oval platter the platter: circa 1870-1885 the platter brightly enameled with panels containing flower baskets, lotus and scene of figures in a courtyard, with elaborate European style gilt bronze mounts. W: 17 3/4 in., 45cm $2,000-3,000

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ASIAN ARTS 305 A pair of large Chinese rose mandarin porcelain vases circa 1870 of baluster form with everted lobed rim, each painted with cartouches of alternating scenes of figures and floral sprays in vibrant enamels, the neck flanked with shishi-form handles, applied qilong to the shoulders. H: 35 3/4 in., 90.8cm $6,000-8,000

306 A large Chinese Canton enamel porcelain vase second half 19th century of baluster form, decorated in rose mandarin style with panels of figures and foliage, against a dense ground of flowers and birds, applied qilong to the shoulders, and applied shishi handles. H: 35 in., 88.9cm $3,000-5,000

307 A Chinese famille rose porcelain ‘figural’ condiment set second half 19th century each tray painted with figures in landscape, bordered by thin gold lines, the central square tray inscribed with two characters to base. together with a hardwood case and cover. W of the case: 11 1/4 in., 28.6cm $300-500 106

308 A Chinese large famille rose ‘hundred bats’ dish guangxu six-character mark and probably of the period well-potted with shallow rounded sides, raised on a short straight foot, the interior painted with iron-red bats amidst ruyi-shaped clouds in light green, blue, yellow and pink, the exterior similarly decorated, the base inscribed with Guangxu six-character mark in iron red. D: 13 1/2 in., 34.2cm provenance: Property of a Towson, Maryland gentleman note: For a similar dish see Christie’s New York, 15-16 March 2015, lot 3136 $8,000-12,000

309 A Chinese famille rose ‘birds’ bowl daoguang six character mark and possibly of the period the everted sides divided into eight lobes, barbed rim, decorated on the exterior with different species of birds, flowers and rockwork, the rim gilt. H: 3 1/4 in., 8.3cm; D: 7 1/4 in., 18.4cm $1,500-2,000 107

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ASIAN ARTS 310 A Chinese yellow ground ‘lotus’ bottle vase, now mounted as lamp qing dynasty of globular form rising to a tall cylindrical neck, decorated with egret, lotus and dragonfly. H: 13 3/4 in., 34.9cm $700-900

311 A Chinese incised celadon ‘lingzhi’ handled vase, now mounted as lamp the vase: 19th century the vasiform body incised with lotus scrolls, the neck with a pair of applied ‘lingzhi’ sprays. H of vase: 15 1/4 in., 38.7cm $1,500-2,500

313 A pair of Chinese porcelain-inset carved hardwood panels each panel with four porcelain plaques, including two decorated with blue and white lotus scrolls, and one rectangular and one square famille rose ‘figural’ plaque, both with poetic inscriptions, all within reticulated wood frame. H of each: 39 1/4 in., 99.7cm $1,200-1,500

314 A pair of Chinese rose medallion ‘lion-mask handles’ vases third quarter of 19th century each with densely painted floral ground and panels of flowers, butterflies and birds, and with four applied lion mask handles to shoulder. H of each: 25 1/4 in., 64.1cm provenance: Purchased from Nicoll Fine Art & Antiques, Newcastle, ME in 1997 $1,800-2,500

312 A pair of large Chinese enameled porcelain ‘birds and flower’ vases late 19th/early 20th century each decorated in rose-verte enamels with various birds, butterflies, peonies and prunus. H of each: 31 1/2 in., 80cm $3,000-5,000

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ASIAN ARTS 315 A massive Chinese Guan-type glazed porcelain bowl sturdily potted, applied overall with a pale celadon toned glaze with a fine network of dark gray and pale brown crackle. D: 17 in., 43.2cm $800-1,200

316 A matching pair of Chinese blue and white porcelain baluster vases the body decorated with swirled blue and white stripes, with a pair of elephant-head handles applied to neck. H of larger: 18 3/8 in., 46.7cm provenance: Property from a private New York City Collection $900-1,200

318 A Chinese carved biscuit bamboo-shaped wrist rest daoguang six-character seal mark carved in relief to the interior with the story of the mantis stalking the cicada, reverse incised with orchid and butterflies. H: 9 1/2 in., 24.1cm $300-500

317 A matching pair of Chinese blue and white-decorated ‘shuangxi’ porcelain vases, now mount as lamps circa 1900 each of flared beaker form, decorated with ‘shuangxi’ characters, lotus scrolls and foliage around the body. H of larger vase: 15 3/4 in., 40cm provenance: Property from a private New York City Collection $900-1,200 110

(reverse) 319 A large Chinese famille rose ‘landscape’ vase qianlong six-character seal mark but later the round-shouldered tapering body rising from a straight foot to a waisted neck and everted rim, brightly enamelled with six panels enclosing landscape scenes and flowers and birds, shoulder applied with two elephant handles in blue, interior and base with an even turquoise glaze. H: 22 1/2 in., 57.2cm provenance: Formerly in a private collection, Germany Acquired from the above by the present owner $5,000-8,000

320 A Chinese famille rose ‘Ba Gua’ octagon porcelain plaque 19th century a ‘yin-yang’ symbol to the center, surrounded by ruyi-shaped floral patterns, the outside decorated with eight trigrams amid ceremonial pendants, flowers and foliage to the rim. D: 11 in., 28cm $2,000-3,000 111

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ASIAN ARTS 324 A Chinese ‘Da Ya Zhai’ style yellow-ground rectangular porcelain planter yong qing chang chun mark, republic period the slightly tapering sides decorated with blossoming prunus, lingzhi and orchid, all reserved on a lemon-yellow ground, with an oval, iron-red Dayazhai cartouche on two sides and an iron-red Yong Qing Chang Chun mark to base, base pierced with two holes. H: 5 1/4 in., 13cm; W: 8 in., 20cm $1,500-2,000

322 A Chinese famille rose lotus-flower waterdropper in the form of a lotus blossom, with petals curling to form the bowl, the hollow green stem as the spout, the stem inscribed with a date Da Qing Guangxu sanshisi nian Anhui Taihu fujin jiuzao jinian bei, (memorial cup for the autumn manuevers near lake Tai in Anhui in the thirty-fourth year of Guangxu), with carved wood leaf-shaped stand. W of waterdropper: 8 in., 20.3cm provenance: Private collection, Northern Vermont Acquired from the above, through the trade Property of a New Mexico gentleman note: For a pair of similar waterdropper see Sotheby’s sale in their Hong Kong rooms, 8 April, 2010, lot 1953 $1,000-1,500

321 A Chinese famille rose porcelain ‘landscape’ vase jiaqing six-character seal mark but later the finely potted globular body supported on a wide splayed foot, the neck rising to a slightly flared galleried rim, the main body decorated with two small medallions intricately enamelled with flowers and two larger medallions enclosing village landscapes. H: 15 1/4 in., 38.7cm $600-800

325 A pair of Chinese stoneware figures of ducks qing dynasty naturalistically modeled and finely detailed, one with character ‘heng’ written to base, the other with undistinguishable character. H of larger: 10 3/4 in., 27.3cm $1,000-1,500

323 A Chinese light green and yellow-ground ‘peony’ bowl guangxu six-character mark and possibly of the period the deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to a flared rim, the yellow ground interior decorated with peonies, the exterior with a light blue ground decorated with flowers, melons and butterflies, the base inscribed with Guangxu six-character mark in iron red. D: 8 1/4 in., 21cm; H: 4 1/4 in., 10.8cm $1,000-1,500

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326 A pair of Chinese famille rose ‘figural’ porcelain wedding lanterns 20th century each spherical body decorated with three circular panels, depicting figures in landscapes, set against the pale peach ground, the columnar stands similarly decorated. H of each: 11 3/4 in., 29.8cm $1,200-1,500

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327 A pair of Chinese carved yellow glass jars and covers 19th century or later the jars of baluster form, with domed covers, knop finials, carved with archaic scrolls and ‘dragon’ heads, lappet boarders to neck and foot, the glass with faint opalescent tone. H: 9 3/4 in., 25cm; D: 4 1/2 in., 11.5cm $2,000-3,000

328 A Chinese transparent molded amber glass twelve-lobed bowl qing dynasty with scalloped rim and circular foot. D: 7 in., 18cm $1,000-1,500

329 A Chinese carved transparent red glass ‘dragon’ cosmetics dish qing dynasty, qianlong four-character seal mark the shallow circular vessel decorated on the exterior with two dragons contesting a flaming pearl, above a wave border, the glass of a cherry-red tone with hints of orange. D: 4 in., 10cm $800-1,200

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330 A large Chinese molded opaque yellow glass twelve-lobed bowl the border with alternating rounded and pointed lobes, the bowl on wide circular foot, the glass of a rich egg yolk yellow tone. H: 5 in., 13cm; D: 13 in., 33cm $4,000-6,000

331 A Chinese red glass scroll-pot qing dynasty, 19th century or earlier of flared cylindrical form, generally transparent, of rich red color, with areas near the foot of opalescent violet red. H: 9 in., 23cm; D: 7 1/2 in., 19cm $2,000-3,000

332 A Chinese sky-blue overlay white glass rectangular jardinière qing dynasty of flared rectangular form, decorated with hibiscus, narcissus, and lotus with bird and dragonfly. H: 4 in., 10cm; W: 7 1/2 in., 19cm $2,000-3,000

333 A pair of Chinese opaque green glass lobed scroll weights qing dynasty each four-lobed weight with applied circular ends, accompanied by a pair of dark brown silk tassels. H: 1 3/4 in., 4.5cm provenance: Spink & Co., London Acquired from the above by the present owner $1,000-1,500 115

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ASIAN ARTS 334 A pair Chinese carved glass quail-form boxes and covers each carved in the form of a quail facing forward with its head turned slightly to one side, holding a spray of lingzhi in its mouth, wood bases. H with base: 3 in., 7.6cm provenance: Bearing Loyd Paxton Works of Art label Property from a private New York City Collection $1,500-2,000

335 A pair of Chinese green overlay white glass vases of opaque milky white glass overlaid with a layer of translucent green glass, carved with crane, lotus leaf and prunus. H of each: 8 in., 20.3cm $600-800

336 A Chinese yixing stoneware ‘lion mask’ vase qin zhou he yuyin signed, republic period with lobed drum-shaped body and tapering neck, the body with a pair of lion mask bosses, incised with plum tree and censer, inscribed with calligraphy verso. H: 10 3/4 in., 27.3cm provenance: Property from a Florida collection $400-600 Not illustratied

337 A Chinese painted ‘reclining lady’ ceramic pillow qing dynasty depicting a Chinese lady, in a blue blouse and a pair of brown pants, lying on her side. L: 14 1/2 in., 37cm; H: 7 1/4 in., 18.5cm $150-250 Not illustrated

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338 A Chinese famille rose porcelain ‘lotus’ snuff bottle republic period molded and painted to depict a rolled lotus leaf with pink buds and a beetle. H: 3 1/4 in., 8.3cm provenance: Property of a California Lady $200-300

339 A Chinese blue glazed molded porcelain ‘lions’ snuff bottle the openwork molded bottle depicting Buddhist lions at play. H: 2 3/4 in., 7cm $600-800

340 A Chinese enameled and parcel giltmetal snuff bottle of rounded form, the edges mounted with various colored stones, decorated on both sides with enameled plants and rockwork. H: 2 1/4 in., 5.7cm $800-1,200

341 A Chinese ‘iron-red dragon’ porcelain snuff bottle yongzheng four-character mark but later decorated with a five-clawed dragon, with a flaming pearl in its claw. H: 2 3/4 in., 7cm provenance: Property from the Estate of Charles V. Swain, Doylestown, PA Thence by family descent $400-600

342 A Chinese Canton enameled and molded porcelain snuff bottle of rounded form with high shoulders, molded and enameled to show figures in boats over a turbulent sea, apochryphal Chenghua four-character mark to base. H: 2 3/4 in., 7cm $100-200

343 A Chinese enameled glass ‘ox and boy’ snuff bottle qinglong four-character mark but later each side depicting a boy on oxen, one of whom has lost his hat. H: 2 in., 5.1cm $300-500

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ASIAN ARTS 344 Three Chinese snuff bottles comprising a carved ivory snuff bottle in the form of a seated dignitary, 19th century; a composition bottle in the form of a round pomegranate and foliage; and a carved horn snuff bottle depicting goldfish, a scholar and tree verso. H of largest: 3 1/2 in., 8.5cm $1,200-1,500

345 A group of four Chinese snuff bottles comprising an ovoid agate bottle with lapis lazuli stopper; a molded porcelain ‘shi shi’ bottle; a Peking snowflake glass cobalt overlay ‘prunus and birds’ bottle; and a two-color glass overlay ‘butterfly and dragonfly’ bottle. H of largest: 3 1/2 in., 8.9cm $700-900

346 A group of three Chinese opaque glass snuff bottles qing dynasty comprising a cylindrical yellow glass bottle, a red and caramel yellow bottle and a white glass bottle. H of largest: 3 1/4 in., 8cm $600-800

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347 A Chinese inscribed ‘le dao tang’ faceted snuff bottle tongzhi san nian (third year) mark and possibly of the period inscribed on one side with ‘Yisu zhen yong’. H: 2 1/2 in., 6.3cm $600-800

348 A Chinese five-color overlay glass ‘eight daoist symbols’ snuff bottle the symbols in various colors, on a ‘pink snow flake’ ground. H: 2 1/4 in., 5.7cm $300-500

349 A Chinese green-overlay white glass ‘geese and lotus’ snuff bottle decorated with a continuous scene of three geese in a lotus pond, green glass stopper. H: 2 3/4 in., 7cm provenance: Property from the Estate of Charles V. Swain, Doylestown, PA Thence by family descent $600-800

350 A Chinese six-color overlay glass ‘monkeys’ snuff bottle depicting five monkeys and wasps and a spray of peaches. H: 2 1/2 in., 6.4cm $300-500

351 A Chinese four color overlay white glass ‘eggplant and bats’ snuff bottle the gourd form with green leaves, a blue and a red bat, and a yellow floret at the base, green glass ‘stem’ stopper. H: 3 in., 7.6cm $300-500

352 A Chinese yellow glass snuff bottle of smooth rounded form, together with lapis lazuli stopper. H: 2 3/4 in., 7cm $200-300

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353 A Chinese red overlay white glass snuff bottle decorated on one side with young lady in long robe and a monkey on a pine raft, verso with three scholars and one boatman on a similar pine raft, with a pavilion in the distance. H: 2 3/4 in., 7cm $700-900

354 A Chinese red overlay glass ‘man with ox’ snuff bottle one side carved with a man leading an ox, the other side with a man poling a boat in a river, jadeite stopper. H: 3 1/2 in., 8.9cm $300-400

356 A Chinese carved amber glass ‘cicada’ snuff bottle well hollowed, the realistically depicted carapace and folded wings finely incised, the underside with legs and thorax detailing. H: 2 1/2 in., 6.4cm $300-500 Not illustrated

358 Two Chinese glass snuff bottles comprised of a rounded rectangular dark gray bottle displaying striations throughout and another oval shaped bottle with gold and maroon speckles over a spinach green ground. H of larger: 2 3/4 in., 7cm $200-300 Not illustrated

357 Two Chinese glass overlay snuff bottles comprised of a rounded glass bottle decorated to show Eight Treasures and fu bats in red overlay, and a long oval bottle decorated to show a goose amidst lotus flowers in violet overlay. H of larger: 2 5/8 in., 6.7cm $300-500 Not illustrated

359 Two Chinese tourmaline snuff bottles 19th/20th century both carved in the form of bamboo segments, the first of green color; the second, smaller bottle, of a turquoiseblue tone. H of largest: 3 1/8 in., 8cm provenance: Property of a California Lady $200-300 Not illustrated 120

355 A Chinese dark-red overlay on opalescent white ‘boy on elephant’ snuff bottle one side carved with a boy seated on the back of an elephant, holding a ruyi scepter, the reverse with four Chinese characters ‘ji xiang ru yi’ in seal script. H: 2 1/4 in., 5.7cm provenance: Formerly in a private collection, Germany Acquired from the above by the present owner $300-400

360 Three agate snuff bottles 19th/20th century the first naturalistically carved in the form of a jujube with incised veins, the surface skillfully worked to depict assorted nuts; the second bottle incised with bamboo and rock, verso incised with a monk; the third unadorned. H of largest: 2 3/4 in., 7cm provenance: Property of a California Lady $300-500 Not illustrated

361 Two Chinese glass snuff bottles comprising an interior painted glass bottle showing A Qingsao in her role in Sha Jia Bang, and a small flattened caramel and coral glass bottle, possibly 19th century. H of larger: 2 3/4 in., 7cm $900-1,200

363 A Chinese carved agate ‘frogs and lotus’ snuff bottle of compressed circular form, skillfully carved using the inclusions to show frogs resting on lotus leaves. H: 2 3/8 in., 6cm $800-1,200

362 Two Chinese agate snuff bottles comprised of a mottled brown agate bottle skillfully carved, incorporating the various colors of the stone to depict a seated sage under pine trees, and an ovoid bottle carved to show a spirited brown horse against the white ground. H of larger: 2 3/4 in., 7cm $1,200-1,500

364 A Chinese moss agate snuff bottle of pale violet grey with pale green inclusions. H: 2 1/2 in., 6.4cm provenance: Formerly in a private collection, Germany Acquired from the above by the present owner $300-500

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365 A Chinese spade-shaped puddingstone snuff bottle with grey-brown inclusions in greywhite matrix. H: 2 3/4 in., 7cm provenance: Formerly in a private collection, Germany Acquired from the above by the present owner $300-500

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ASIAN ARTS 371 Three Chinese agate snuff bottles 19th/20th century the first carved in low relief with a boatman and boat; the second in the form of a beetle; the third unadorned, the stone with dark brown inclusions. H of largest: 2 3/4 in., 7cm provenance: Property of a California Lady $300-500

366 Two Chinese carved ‘shadow’ agate snuff bottles comprising a rounded rectangular agate bottle carved to show horse and attendant in mottled brown, and a small round bottle with lion mask handles displaying a running figure in mottled brown. H of larger: 3 in., 7.5cm $1,000-1,500

367 Two Chinese carved hardstone snuff bottles comprising a rounded rectangular hardstone bottle carved to show scholars in mountainous landscapes to both sides, and an oval agate bottle carved in relief to show a scholar under the moon. H of larger: 3 in., 7.6cm $400-600

372 Three Chinese agate snuff bottles 19th/20th century the first carved in relief, depiecting a stylized qilong; the second carved with lion-mask handles on the shoulder; the third of oval form, carved in cameo to depict a young man carrying a boy. H of largest: 3 1/8 in., 8cm provenance: Property of a California Lady $400-600

368 Three Chinese hardstone snuff bottles comprising two fossiliferous limestone bottles, and a moss agate snuff bottle. H of largest: 3 in., 7.5cm $1,200-1,500

369 A Chinese fossiliferous limestone snuff bottle with blue glass stopper. H: 2 3/4 in., 7cm $300-500 Not illustrated

370 A Chinese hardstone snuff bottle of rounded form, the stone with mottled grey inclusions within a white matrix. H: 2 5/8 in., 6.7cm $100-200 Not illustrated 122

373 A Chinese spinach jade ‘basket-weave’ snuff bottle with spinach jade ‘Buddhist lion’ stopper. H: 3 in., 7.6cm provenance: Property from the Estate of Charles V. Swain, Doylestown, PA Thence by family descent $1,200-1,500

374 A large Chinese carved black and white jade snuff bottle sculpted in deep relief to show immortals amidst turbulent seas and two celestial figures in a rocky landscape. H: 3 in., 7.5cm $1,500-2,500

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ASIAN ARTS 375 A Chinese pale celadon jade ‘boy and fish’ snuff bottle well hollowed and worked in the form of a boy riding an open mouthed fish, the boy with his right hand slightly raised, coral stopper and carved wood stand. W: 2 3/8 in., 6cm provenance: Property from the Estate of Charles V. Swain, Doylestown, PA Thence by family descent $1,000-1,500

376 A Chinese turquoise ‘boy and dragon’ snuff bottle and a celadon jade incised ‘bats’ stand the bottle carved in high relief with a playful boy, his left hand grabbing the whiskers of the dragon together with a Chinese turquoise ‘meiren’ snuff bottle. H of the ‘boy and dragon’ snuff bottle: 2 3/4 in., 7cm provenance: Property from the Estate of Charles V. Swain, Doylestown, PA Thence by family descent $1,000-1,500

379 A Chinese white jade ‘bottle’ pendant of flattened ovoid form, the main body decorated with patterns of taotie masks, the shoulder with a band of key-fret pattern, all set between borders of pendant lappets, the stone of an even white tone. H of jade: 2 1/2 in., 6.3cm $2,500-4,500

380 A Chinese carved blue rock crystal figure of a seated Luohan qing dynasty, 18th/19th century carved as a reclining Luohan, dressed in long robe, with a wine cup in his left hand and an object in his right hand, a double gourd shaped wine bottle to his back. H without stand: 2 in., 5cm provenance: By descent in the Parisette family, acquired prior to 1967 $800-1,200

377 A Chinese carved white jade snuff bottle the oval body resting on a short foot ring, carved on both sides with stylized lion-mask ring handles, the stone with a pale celadon tint with light russet inclusions. H: 2 1/2 in., 6.4cm $800-1,200 124

378 A Chinese white jade snuff bottle the circular body rising to a short straight neck, a faint russet inclusion to the side. H: 2 1/2 in., 6.4cm $1,000-1,500

381 A Chinese celadon jade carving depicting boy with peaches on pine raft qing dynasty, 18th/19th century carefully carved as a boy seated to the rear of the pine branch-raft with his body slightly turned to the left, both hands holding a lingzhi shaped tiller, beside him, two large peaches and a basket of smaller peaches, all on stylized turbulent water, the stone of a even celadon tone with scattered milky inclusions, fitted zitan stand carved as two layers of breaking waves. L: 7 1/2 in., 19cm provenance: By descent in the Parisette family, acquired prior to 1967 $2,500-3,500 125

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ASIAN ARTS 382 A Chinese carved spinach jade censer and cover the compressed globular body flanked with two animal mask handles, each side carved with bands of archaic dragons, on three stylized feet, the domed cover similarly carved, surmounted with ring shaped finial, the stone of a spinach-green tone with dark green mottling. H: 4 in., 10.2cm; W: 5 in., 12.7cm $3,500-4,500

383 A large Chinese grey-green jade buffalo carving carved as a recumbent buffalo, its head turned to the right and resting on a bent leg with another leg extended, ribbed curved horns and a small tuft of hair on its forehead, the incised tail sweeping over its hindquarters, the stone with extensive white mottling and some russet inclusions. L: 11 1/2 in., 29.2cm provenance: Vallin Galleries, Wilton, CT Acquired from the above by the present owner $10,000-15,000

384 A Chinese russet and white jade archaistic rhyton the well-hollowed vessel issuing from the neck of a chiwen, the exterior decorated with taotie mask and archaistic scrolls, one side with a leaping qilong forming the handle, and another qilong in high relief on the body. H: 7 1/2 in., 19cm $2,500-4,500

385 A Chinese rock crystal ‘meiren, boy and buffalo’ carving qing dynasty carved in the round, with a recumbent buffalo accompanied by a young lady in long robe holding a whisk in her hand, a boy atop the buffalo, fitted wood stand. W: 9 in., 22.9cm provenance: Property from the Estate of Charles V. Swain, Doylestown, PA Thence by family descent $2,500-3,500

386 A Chinese spinach jade cylindrical brush pot with carved wood stand. H with stand: 7 1/4 in., 18.4cm $400-600

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387 A Chinese spinach jade archaistic vase and cover the body decorated with a band of Taotie mask patterns in low relief, below the head of a beast, the sides flanked by a pair of ‘qilong’ ear-form handles, conforming cover, silver wire inlaid wood stand. H without stand: 9 3/8 in., 23.8cm provenance: Acquired by the parents of the present owner $5,000-7,000

389 A Chinese pale celadon and russet jade ‘elephant and boys’ group carved as an elephant standing foursquare, caparisoned with a long tasselled saddle rug decorated with lotus scrolls, two boys in the front holding a vase and a coral branch, a boy atop with an auspicious symbol, the stone of pale celadon color with russet inclusion to the back, with finely carved wood fitted stand. H: 2 1/2 in., 6.4cm; W: 4 in., 10.2cm $15,000-20,000

388 A Chinese spinach green jade tripod censer and cover finely carved, the compressed spherical body resting on three short cabriole legs with lion mask knees, pad feet; the shoulders carved with two animal masks suspending rings, the domed cover surmounted by a Buddhist lion and a brocade ball, silver wire inlaid fitted wood stand. H without stand: 6 3/4 in., 17.1cm provenance: Acquired by the parents of the present owner $6,000-8,000

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390 A pair of Chinese jadeite hanging flower baskets 19th/20th century carved in the form of two lotus flower baskets supported from a twin dragon yoke by single-piece chains, the jadeite with apple green highlights, with elaborate openwork wooden stands and fitted boxes. H including chain: 10 3/4 in., 27.3cm $30,000-50,000

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394 A Chinese carved jadeite ‘bird and flowers’ vase and cover the flattened vase carved in high relief with peonies and magpies, the stone with pale lavender and apple-green inclusions, wood stand. H with stand; 11 in., 27.9cm $5,000-7,000

391 A Chinese white jade archaistic vase and cover of tapered rectangular form, flanked by a pair of qilong handles, the body carved with stylised animal masks and leiwen patterns, the cover similarly decorated, the stone of an even color with pale celadon tint. H: 6 1/4 in., 15.9cm $4,000-6,000

392 A Chinese pale celadon jade ‘lotus’ tripod censer and carved wood cover the compressed globular body on three short rounded legs, flanked with two chrysanthemum ring handles, each side carved in relief with a band of lotus scrolls, the domed and pierced wood cover surmounted with a lingzhi finial, with fitted carved wood stand. H overall: 6 3/4 in., 17.1cm $3,000-5,000

393 A pair of Chinese carved celadon jade ‘gu’ form vases each of archaistic form, with a central bulbous section between raised bands, resting on a tall splayed foot, the body with handles suspending a series of loose rings. H of each: 4 3/4 in., 12cm $3,000-5,000 132

395 A Chinese carved jadeite standing figure of a meiren the slender immortal in long flowing robes, standing with her right hand clasping a lotus branch, the finely polished stone with icey inclusions, scattered pale apple green inclusions skillfully incorporated into the carving, silver wire inlaid carved wood stand. H without stand: 7 in., 17.8cm provenance: Acquired by the parents of the present owner $2,500-3,500

396 A Chinese carved white jade Mughal-style vase and cover qing dynasty, late 18th century of flattened shield shape, the body rising to a waisted neck set with a pair of handles suspending loose rings, carved in low relief to exterior with stylized dragon and phoenix, the domed cover surmounted by a chrysanthemum finial, and similarly decorated with four archaistic dragons, with fitted wood stand. H: 6 3/4 in., 17cm provenance: Property of a Pennsylvania gentleman $2,000-4,000

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397 A Chinese carved jade double vase and cover carved in high-relief with a dragon chasing a flaming pearl, the sides with qilong loose ring handles, the cover decorated with a dragon and ruyiclouds, wood stand. H with stand: 7 1/2 in., 19cm $2,000-3,000

400 A Chinese celadon jade hanging vase and cover 20th century of pear shape body carved with an archaistic bird, hanging on a loose chain from a pierced ‘chime’ support, linked with a small carved fabulous beast, carved and pierced wood stand. H with stand: 14 3/4 in., 37.5cm provenance: Property of a California Lady $600-800

401 A large Chinese spinach jade ‘bat and dragonfly’ basin of quatrelobed form on four short feet, the left and right rim carved with a flying bat and dragonfly, the rim decorated with geometric patterns, the stone of an dark-green tone with lighter inclusions. H: 3 3/4 in., 9.5cm; W: 16 1/2 in., 42cm $1,500-2,000

398 A Chinese jadeite ‘phoenix, magpie and peony’ vase and cover the flattened vase carved in high relief with luxurient peony branches, the flat cover surmounted by a phoenix with its tail extended to the rim of the vase, skillfully utilizing the apple green color of the stone in the center of the flowers. H with stand: 11 1/4 in., 28.6cm provenance: Property of a Florida lady $700-900

399 A Chinese jadeite ‘dragon and pearl’ carving powerfully carved with three sinuous fourclawed dragons emerging from lingzhishaped clounds and lotus, wood stand. H with stand: 10 1/8 in., 25.7cm provenance: Property of a Florida lady $400-600

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402 A Chinese spinach jade hu form hanging vase and cover of archastic form and decoration, with flanges and loop handle, wood stand. H with stand: 15 1/2 in., 39.4cm $800-1,200

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ASIAN ARTS 403 A Chinese rock crystal ‘lady and phoenix’ carving carved as a meiren dressed in long flowing robes, with her left arm raised and holding a fruit, accompanied by a phoenix standing on rockwork, with a branch of peony in its beak. , 13.9cm $500-700

408 A Chinese jadeite carving of sailboat and boys late qing dynasty the stone of a celadon tone, depicting two boys on a sailboat, one boy rowing and the other holding a flag and lotus, with fitted wood base carved as waves. H: 4 1/4 in., 11cm; W: 7 1/2 in., 18.5cm $2,000-3,000

404 A pair of Chinese jadeite carvings of stylized peacocks depicted with upright tails, the stone of pale green and beige tone. H: 5 1/2 in., 14cm provenance: Property of a Pennsylvania gentleman $600-800

405 A Chinese carved jade ‘qilin’ vase and cover 20th century of flattened baluster form, rising from a splayed foot to broad shoulders and a narrow neck. decorated with four qilins on clouds, the neck set with two handles carved in qilin heads, each with a ring, the top of the cover decorated with a phoenix holding a lotus. H: 11 1/2 in., 29cm $4,000-6,000

406 A Chinese spinach-green jade bowl the deep rounded sides supported on a low foot, rising to a flared rim with a straight narrow outer edge, the stone with numerous sage green inclusions. D: 7 3/4 in., 19.7cm $100-200 Not illustrated

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407 A pair of Chinese grey and white jade standing horses republic period each horse with alert eyes, incised tail, and mane, the stone of inky grey color. H: 5.5 in., 14cm $300-500 Not illustrated

409 A large Chinese smokey quartz ‘dragon and phoenix’ vase and cover 20th century of cylindrical form, the exterior carved with a phoenix and two dragons, all holding lingzhi, the cover surmounted with a scaly qilin holding a lingzhi in its mouth. H: 12 in., 30.5cm $1,000-1,500

410 A Chinese jadeite ‘petunia and magpie’ carving intricately carved with three magpies nestling among continuous petunia flowers issuing from rockwork, carefully utilizing the lighter color of the stone for flower buds. H with stand: 9 1/4 in., 23.5cm provenance: Property of a Florida lady $400-600 Not illustrated

411 A Chinese carved jadeite figure of meiren with flowing draperies the slender figure gently swaying, holding a flower in her left hand and a fan in her right. H: 5 1/2 in., 14cm. provenance: Property of a Florida lady $300-500 Not illustrated 137

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ASIAN ARTS 412 A Chinese hongmu rectangular three-tier picnic box, tihe the three-tiered box within a conforming frame, the sides decorated with bat and ruyi cloud motifs carved in openwork, the top tier with an interior shallow tray, the edges of the frame, cover and handle with metal mounts. H: 9 in., 23cm; W: 13 3/4 in., 35cm provenance: Property of a Pennsylvania collector $1,500-2,500

414 A Chinese carved hardwood altar table possibly incorporating zitan elements, the rectangular top with scrolled ends on two flared pierced supports, carved and pierced with qilin among cloud scrolls; dragon-carved shaped spandrels. H: 33 in., 83.8cm; W: 70 in., 177.8cm; D: 17 in., 43.2cm $10,000-15,000 413 A Chinese nanmu plank-top altar table on openwork frame, Qiaotouan the rectangular plank top between two raised ends, concealing drawers, above an elaborately carved skirt depicting birds and flowers among scrollwork, raised on a pair of intricately scrolled openwork pedestals, raised on short ‘hoof’ feet. H: 49 in., 124.5cm; W: 101 1/2 in., 257.8cm provenance: Property of a Colorado lady $5,000-7,000

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ASIAN ARTS 415 A Chinese carved zitan incense stand, Fangxiangji qing dynasty, 19th century possibly Imperial workshops or Imperial tribute from Guangzhou, the square top with molded edge, over a recessed waist, carved in low relief with bat and braided cord motif, over carved spandrels, each depicting a pair of sinuous five-clawed dragons contesting a flaming pearl among cloud scrolls, raised on square legs with molded edges, joined by box stretcher, above ‘hoof’ feet. H: 34 1/2 in., 87.6cm; W: 17 in., 43.2cm note: The present incense stand incorporates many elements which point to its possibly having been produced in the Muzuo (wood workshop) of the Zaobanchu (Imperial workshops), or produced as tribute for the court by the woodworkers of Guangzhou. The timber is dense and heavy, with a deep purplish brown/black tone, and the various elements are substantial, yet elegant in form, with a pleasing juxtoposition between the elaborate dragon and cloud-carved skirt spandrels and bat and cordcarved waist, and the moldings and legs, unadorned but for a fine beaded edge to the legs and stretchers. This contrast between elaborate carving and uncarved surfaces is seen in 18th and 19th century works such as the pair of late 18th/19th century square tables, fangzuo, from the collection of Y. C. Chen, sold at Christie’s Hong Kong, May 29, 2013, lot 1953. The use of five-clawed dragons as a design element is perhaps the most compelling argument for an imperial connection. For a more elaborate table, densely carved with sinuous dragons among cloud scrolls, see the 19th century side table sold at Christie’s Hong Kong, June 3, 2015, lot 3280, where it is noted to be similar to a table made for the wedding of the Tongzhi Emperor, now in the Kunning Palace, illustrated in ‘Ming Qing Guting Jiaju Da Guan’, vol 1, Hong Kong, 2006, p.222, no. 249. For examples of less elaborate carving, in the Qing Court collection, see the rectangular table and matching square table, of suanzhi, with dragon-carved spandrels and reeded skirt and legs, ibid, p. 228, #255, and #170. See also the more elaborately-carved incense stand p. 283, #330. $20,000-30,000 140

416 A pair of Chinese hardwood horseshoe-back armchairs late qing dynasty with continous hoop back, curved splat carved with qilong within a cartouche, rectangular molded plank seat, raised on circular legs, shaped and beaded spandrels, box stretcher. H: 39 3/4 in., 101cm; W: 28 in., 71cm; D: 26 in., 66cm $7,000-9,000

417 A Chinese carved hardwood recessed waist altar table with rectangular top over moulded waist, scroll-carved skirt, raised on square legs terminating in scroll feet. H: 34 3/4 in., 88cm; W: 87 in., 221cm; D: 19 3/4 in., 50cm $5,000-7,000

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418 A Chinese zitan and hardwood Luohan bench qing dynasty the rectangular bench with vertical solid stepped sides and back, raised on square legs, terminating in ‘hoof’ feet, ‘humpback’ stretcher. H: 29 3/4 in., 75.6cm; W: 76 in., 193cm provenance: Property of a Colorado lady $5,000-7,000

420 A Chinese huanghuali and huamu-inset calligraphy table the rectangular top inset with six large burl wood panels, dramatically figured, over a skirt with oval pierced panels, with cockbeaded edges, raised on circular legs, bracket spandrels. H: 32 in., 81.3cm; W: 77 in., 196cm provenance: Property of a Colorado lady $15,000-20,000

419 A Chinese kesi six-panel ‘landscape’ folding screen late qing dynasty the six double-sided landscape panels depicting the daily activities of various figures, mountains and pagodas in the background, each panel glazed and mounted in a wood screen, the fronts of the wood panels carved in low relief with antiques. sight H of each panel: 49 in., 125cm; W: 13 in., 33cm $3,000-5,000

421 A Chinese hardstone embellished seal chest, Guanpixiang with lift-lid cover, opening to reveal a loose tray, above two doors opening to reveal three assorted drawers, all on a plinth base, the cover, front and sides decorated with meiren and boys at play in a garden, engraved brass hardware. H: 16 in., 40.6cm; W: 15 3/4 in., 40cm $2,000-3,000

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ASIAN ARTS 425 A Chinese lacquered small incense table, Xiangji of shaped rectangular form, the top with recessed waist, raised on scroll legs on conforming base, the top decorated with two dragons contesting a flaming pearl, the base with prunus and bamboo, underside of top with six-character Qianlong mark. H: 16 in., 40cm; W: 11 1/2 in., 29.3cm; D: 10 1/4 in., 28.6cm $800-1,200

422 A Chinese gilt and black laquer twelve-panel screen qing dynasty, late 18th/first third 19th century decorated with various ladies and court figures among pavilions in a palace compound, the reverse with bands of immortals, sages, attendants, antiques and ‘shou’ symbols. H of each panel: 99 1/2 in., 252.7cm; W: 19 1/4 in., 48.9cm $6,000-8,000

423 A Chinese carved huanghuali and hardwood kang table the rectangular top with reeded edge, over pierced recessed waist, pierced and scroll-carved skirt, raised on carved curved “hoof” feet, box stretcher. H: 9 1/4 in., 23.4cm; W: 28 in., 71cm; D: 16 1/4 in., 41.4cm $2,500-3,500

426 A pair of Chinese lacquered wood book cabinets each rectangular cabinet with four shelves, fretwork gallery, the second shelf down with two drawers, copper alloy pulls, all raised on square feet, flanking a shaped skirt, crackled burgundy-red surface. H: 75 in., 190.5cm; W: 35 1/4 in., 89.5cm; D: 15 in., 38.1cm $6,000-8,000

424 A Chinese carved hardwood demi-lune table qing dynasty with trapazoidal top, over a skirt and legs, carved wtih sinuous dragons amidst scrolling clouds. H: 33 in., 84cm; W: 36 in., 92cm $2,000-4,000

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427 A Chinese rootwood side table the reddish-brown wood of irregular sinuous form. H: 35 1/2 in., 90.2cm; W: 25 in., 63.5cm provenance: Private collection, Atlantic City, New Jersey Acquired from the above circa 2006-2007 $1,000-1,500

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428 A Chinese hardwood folding horseshoe-back chair, Jiaoyi the backsplat carved with a ruyi-shaped cloud medallion enclosing a stylized qilong, above a panel of qilin amidst scrolling ruyi-clouds, above a shallow cusped apron enclosing vegetal scrolls. H: 40 in., 101.5cm; W: 27 1/2 in., 70cm $1,200-1,500

431 A Chinese hongmu foot rest the rectangular slatted top raised on stylized ‘hoof’ legs. H: 5 1/2 in., 12.8cm; W: 22 in., 55.8cm; D: 12 in., 30.5cm $800-1,200

432 A Chinese metal-mounted lacquered wood traveling cabinet qing dynasty the rectangular case with lift-lid, drop front, opening to reveal six assorted drawers, all on plinth base. H: 19 3/4 in., 50.2cm; W: 19 1/2 in., 49.5cm; D: 12 1/2 in., 31.8cm $800-1,200

429 A Chinese brass-bound elm ice chest on stained wood stand the chest: qing dynasty of tapered square form, metal-lined, each of two sides with two loop handles, horizontal brass banding, top in two sections, one section with two pierced ‘shou’ roundels; the later stand raised on curved ‘hoof’ feet. H: 27 in., 68.6cm; W: 26 in., 66cm; D: 26 1/2 in., 69.4cm $1,000-1,500

430 A Chinese speckled white marbleinset octagonal hardwood scroll pot each side inset with three circular marble plaques, stepped base. H: 11 1/2 in., 29.1cm; W: 9 in., 22.8cm; D: 9 in., 22.8cm $800-1,200

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433 A pair of Chinese export bamboo chairs with rounded continuous back, latticework splat, lacquered wood seat, later seat cushions. H: 38 in., 97cm; W: 22 1/2 in., 57cm $1,500-2,500

434 A Chinese hardwood rectangular tray the frame carved to represent bamboo, the panel base loose. L: 9 1/2 in., 24.1cm; W: 23 3/4 in., 60.3cm $400-600 Not illustrated

435 A Chinese carved hardwood rectangular tray and stand the rotating tray affixed to the stand, the stand supported on cabriole legs terminating in scroll feet, box stretcher. H: 5 1/2 in., 14cm; W 13 3/4 in., 34.9cm $600-800 Not illustrated

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ASIAN ARTS 436 A Chinese carved hongmu armchair late qing dynasty With bat-carved scroll crest, the splat carved with antiques and ruyi scepters, the arm supports with peach sprays. H: 38 1/2 in., 97.8cm; W: 25 in., 63.4cm; D: 46.2cm $500-700

439 A Sino-Indonesian carved and lacquered wedding bed with carved openwork interior canopy, under a two-section outer canopy raised on relief-carved supports, low gallery around the platform, the gallery panels decorated with flowers on burgundy ground, a suspended interior shelf with two carved drawers to the back, all raised on carved and scrollornamented platform with two small drawers. H: 94 in., 238.8cm; W: 87 in., 221cm; D: 69 3/4 in., 177.2cm provenance: Acquired by the present owners in Jarkarta, Indonesia, circa 1978 $1,000-1,500

437 A pair of Chinese carved hongmu armchairs late qing dynasty With scrolled crest, the splat carved and pierced with ruyi scepters, a bat and shou symbol, with rectangular plank seat, raised on square legs, box stretcher. H: 38 in., 96.5cm; W: 25 1/2 in., 64.8cm; D: 18 1/4 in., 46.3cm $800-1,200

438 A pair of Chinese hardwood arm-chairs late 19th/early 20th century with rounded back, scroll carved spacers, square tapered legs. H: 29 1/2 in., 75cm provenance: Mah Jong Oriental Antiques, Geneva NY Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1975, as circa 1850-1860 $1,000-1,500

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441 Two similar Chinese custom made display cabinets each rectangular cabinet with sideopening doors, staggered shelves, over two doors carved with shou roundels. H: 84 1/4 in., 214cm; W: 40 in., 101.5cm; D: 16 in., 40.7cm; H: 84 1/2 in., 214cm; W: 26 1/2 in., 67.2cm; D: 16 in., 40.6cm provenance: Property of a Pennsylvania Family $2,000-3,000 149

440 A Sino-Indonesian carved wood altar table the rectangular top raised on square legs, terminating in hoof feet, scrolled and pierced skirt. H: 33 in., 84cm; L: 49 in., 124.4cm; W: 19 1/2 in., 49.5cm provenance: Acquired by the present owners in Indonesia, circa 1978 $1,000-1,500

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ASIAN ARTS 442 A Chinese silk embroidered ‘dragon’ robe fragment 19th century depicting a sinuous five-clawed dragon among clouds, flames and bats, later brocade borders. H of fragment: 9 in., 23cm $400-600

445 A Chinese silk kesi ‘court scene’ hanging scroll late qing dynasty depicting well-dressed figures on a pleasure outing, by a pavillion and a pagoda, among pines and clouds. sight H: 50 1/2 in., 129cm; W: 25 1/2 in., 65cm $1,500-2,000

443 A Chinese blue ground ‘dragon’ robe, longpao 19th century of typical nine-dragon form, each dragon with five claws, embroidered in gold metallic thread. H: 56 in., 143cm provenance: Property of a Missouri collector $2,000-3,000

444 Three Chinese kesi tapestry panels 18th/early 19th century comprising a dragon roundel, depicting a four-clawed ‘mang’ in gold thread among cloud scrolls and bats; three Buddhist lions in an extensive landscape with flowering prunus and magnolia; a peony roundel within a scroll and foliate surround. sight H of largest: 19 1/4 in., 49cm; W: 18 1/2 in., 47cm $2,500-3,500

446 A Chinese silk kesi ‘hundred treasures’ hanging scroll late qing dynasty depicting different offerings, elaborate flower baskets, censers and vases in various forms, accompanied by peony, narcissus, prunus and cherry blossoms. sight H: 40 1/2 in., 103cm; W: 22 1/2 in., 57cm $1,000-1,500 150

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447 A Chinese blue ground summer ‘dragon’ robe, mangpao late qing dynasty the deep blue silk ground brocade with four-clawed dragons surrounded by ruyi clouds, bats, cranes, shou characters, and immortality emblems. L: 52 in, 132cm provenance: Acquired in Australia in 1914 Thence by descent (Property of an Ohio lady) $1,500-2,500

449 Three Chinese embroidered silk women’s robes the first of blue patterned silk, embroidered with floral sprays and butterflies, the second of light orange patterned silk, with floral-embroidered collar and borders; the third a jacket of sky-blue patterned silk, embroidered with floral sprays. L of longest: 57 in., 145cm provenance: Acquired in China by the grandfather of the present owner in the 1920s-1930s $1,500-2,000

450 A Chinese embroidered blue silk ‘dragon’ robe the deep blue silk ground couched in goldwrapped threads with eight five-clawed dragons surrounded by colorful ruyi clouds, bats, cranes, shou characters, and immortality emblems. approximate H: 52 1/2 in., 133.4cm provenance: Acquired by the father of the present owners Thence by descent $800-1,200

448 Two Chinese embroidered silk women’s robes the first of patterned sky-blue silk, with an elaborate embroidered collar and borders; the second of patterned black silk embroidered with blue and white baskets of flowers and floral sprays. L of longer: 43 in., 109cm provenance: Acquired in China by the grandfather of the present owner in the 1920s-1930s $1,800-2,200 152

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ASIAN ARTS 451 CHINESE SCHOOL qing dynasty ANCESTRAL PORTRAIT depicting an extended family of twenty-five; ink and color on paper, framed sight H: 61 1/4 in., 155.6cm; W: 34 in., 86.4cm provenance: Property from a private New York City Collection $1,200-1,500

452 ZHOU PEICHUN (1880-1910) qing dynasty HAND-PAINTED BOOK OF BEIJING SHOP SIGNS total of eighteen painted pages, each page with seal of Zhou Peichun. H: 10 in., 25.4cm; W: 13 in., 33cm provenance: Property of a Florida Lady $600-800

453 A Chinese nine-leaf album of erotic paintings qing dynasty ink and color on paper, comprising nine scenes of amorous couples in interiors and out of doors, mounted, the album with a fabric cover. sight H of each page: 4 3/4 in., 12cm; W: 3 3/4 in., 9.5cm $2,500-3,500

454 CHINESE SCHOOL late 18th/early 19th century TWO SCENES FROM SERICULTURE AND RICE PRODUCTION opaque watercolor on paper, framed sight H of each: 14 1/2 in., 36.8cm; W: 18 1/4 in., 46.4cm $2,500-3,500

455 Three Chinese export oil on canvas paintings late 19th century A junk and steamship at sea under a full moon H: 8 in., 20.3cm; W: 10 1/8 in., 25.7cm A junk in rough waters off the coast H: 8 in., 20.3cm; W: 10 1/8 in., 25.7cm A view of the Dutch folly fort W: 10 1/8 in., 25.7cm. $1,800-2,500

456 A Chinese export lacquer and painted fan circa 1840-1860 depicting a regal female figure and courtiers receiving celestial guests, the sticks lacquered in black and gold with figures in a shaped cartouche against a floral ground, with later fitted wood case. W with case: 22 1/2 in., 57cm $1,000-1,500

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ASIAN ARTS 457 A rare pair of Chinese celestial and terrestrial double-sided hand screens circa 1914 The terrestrial maps are five-color lithographs, printed on silk, with each side depicting the eastern or western hemisphere inclusive of shipping routes and notations. The celestial maps are engraved on paper, with each side depicting the northern or the southern celestial hemisphere. Each circular hand screen has a bamboo handle and is enclosed by a fluted bamboo rim with silk brocade borders H 16 1/4 in., 41.4cm by 10 1/2 in., 26.7cm provenance: Property from a private collection note: A similar terrestrial handscreen, in the collection of the Royal Ontario Museum, is illustrated and discussed by Ka Bo Tsang, “More than Keeping Cool, Chinese Fans and Fan Paintings”, no. 39. It has been suggested these fans were produced to commemorate the opening of the Panama Canal. (A copy of this reference is available on request.) $1,800-2,500

459 JIANG JUN (1847-1919) THREE LANDSCAPES, FAN LEAF PAINTINGS The first leaf depicts figures making their way through mountainous gates, signed and dated summer 1907, with three seals and an inscription which may be translated: ‘Thousands of mountain peaks in the distance serve as garrison for the fortress. High cliffs at both sides make the important fortress even stronger.’ The second leaf shows figures approaching a compound by a lake, signed and dated March 1914, with three seals. An inscription which may be translated:‘A traveler is sitting with a monk, fresh lotus leaves are floating on the water’s surface.’ The third leaf provides a view of a figure on a cliffside path, contemplating pines and the lake below, signed and dated 1918, with three seals. The inscription may be translated: ‘Sitting under the pine tree, lonely, my heart flying away from earth, without disturbance of worldly affairs, my undefiled ears could enjoy ancient sounds.’ all sight H 9 in., 22.8cm by L 19 1/2 in., 49.5cm provenance: Property from a private collection note: Jaing Jun, from Huaining county, Anhui province, was an official in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Education from 1891 $1,200-1,500

458 CHINESE SCHOOL 16th/17th century VAIROCANA SEATED ON A LOTUS THRONE ink and color on silk, mounted and framed sight H: 64 1/2 in., 163.8cm; W: 34 1/2 in., 87.6cm $2,500-3,000

460 AFTER WEN ZHENGMING (1470-1559) bearing a date for bingshen cyclical year (1536) ODE TO THE RED CLIFF ink on gilt paper fan leaf, bearing signature and seal. sight L: 19 1/4 in., 49.2cm provenance: Formerly in a California private collection $1,000-1,500 156

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ASIAN ARTS

464 AFTER WEN ZHENGMING (1470-1559) late qing dynasty YUAN JU YA SHI ink and color on silk, hand scroll, with signature, frontispiece, colophons, and seals sight H of painting: 11 in., 28cm; W: 78 in., 198cm provenance: Property of a California private collection $4,000-6,000

461 CHINESE SCHOOL LUO HAN ink and color on paper, framed sight H: 63 1/2 in., 161.3cm; W: 32 3/4 in., 83.2cm $1,000-1,500

462 CHINESE SCHOOL YUN ZHONG JUN ink and color on patterned silk, framed; bearing signature of Zhao Mengfu sight H: 23 3/4 in., 60cm; W: 14 1/2 in., 37cm provenance: Collection of James W. Bennett By descent from the above to the present owner $1,500-2,500

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463 MANNER OF JIANG TINGXI (1669-1732) 19th century DUCKS ink and color on silk, framed; bearing signature and two seals, with title slip to the backing sight H: 66 in., 167.6cm; W: 33 in., 83.8cm provenance: Acquired by the parents of the present owner, circa 1957 $1,500-2,500

465 CHINESE SCHOOL qing dynasty YUAN XIU NING YUN ink and color on silk, hand scroll; bearing signature and of seal of Qiu Ying, with frontispiece and three Qing dynasty colophons sight H of the painting: 9 5/8 in., 24.4cm; W: 38 in., 96.5cm $2,000-3,000

466 CHINESE SCHOOL ming dynasty VILLAGE SCENE ink on paper, handscroll; two seals by the artist sight H: 5 1/4 in., 13.5cm; W: 63 in., 160cm provenance: Property from the Collection of Laurence C. S. Sickman, Curator of Asian Art and later Director of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri $1,000-2,000

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ASIAN ARTS 470 CHINESE SCHOOL qing dynasty FOUR ASSORTED FIGURAL WORKS ink and color on silk, framed; depicting a seated dignitary receiving a small figure of Guanyin; a court lady imagining Guanyin; Guanyin, a jewel in hand, evoking a seated young man; and an elderly women with a fish in a basket sight H of each: 10 1/2 in., 26.7cm; W of each: 8 3/4 in., 22.2cm $1,500-2,500

467 AFTER ZHANG ZONGCANG (1686-1756) 19th century TAOYUA GONGGENG TU ink and color on silk; bearing signature and two seals and two colophons, bearing a date for Qianlong seventeenth year, spring, March sight H: 8 7/8 in., 22.5cm; W: 66 1/2 in., 168.9cm $2,000-3,000

468 AFTER LI SHICHUO RIVER LANDSCAPE ink and color on silk, hanging scroll, signed by the artist and with one seal sight H: 24 3/4 in., 62.9cm; W: 11 1/2 in., 29.2cm provenance: Property of a Pennsylvania Family $800-1,200

469 ATTRIBUTED TO WANG DUO qing dynasty MOUNTAINOUS LANDSCAPE ink on paper, hanging scroll, signed and sealed by artist. sight H: 62 1/2 in., 158.8cm, W: 16 1/4 in., 41cm provenance: Collection of C.T. Howell Purchased in Japan in the 1960s $400-600 160

471 CHINESE SCHOOL qing dynasty FISHING IN AUTUMN ink on silk; bearing the signature of Qian Weicheng, bearing a date for dinghai cyclical year and one seal sight H: 10 5/8 in., 27cm $800-1,200

472 ATTRIBUTED TO QIAN HUIAN (18331911) dated dinghai cyclical year (1887) SCHOLARS ON A BOAT ink and color on circular silk fan leaf, with signature and seal. sight D: 9 1/2 in., 24.1cm $800-1,000

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ASIAN ARTS 473 CHINESE SCHOOL late qing dynasty WINTER LANDSCAPE ink on silk, hanging scroll, inscribed upper right and with three seals sight H: 72 1/2 in., 184.15cm; W: 17 in., 43.18cm provenance: Formerly in a Pennsylvania Collection $500-700

474 AFTER WU DAOZI (680759) 20th century GUANYIN print, hanging scroll; one stamped seal lower right sight H: 47 in., 119cm; W: 11 1/2 in., 29cm provenance: Property from the Collection of Laurence C. S. Sickman, Curator of Asian Art and later Director of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri $100-200 Not illustrated

476 CHINESE SCHOOL dated 1915 WILDFLOWERS ink on paper, hanging scroll, signed and sealed by the artist sight H: 47 1/4 in, 120cm; W: 15 3/4 in., 40cm provenance: Property from the Collection of Laurence C. S. Sickman, Curator of Asian Art and later Director of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri $100-200

477 WU CHANGSHUO (1844-1927) dated yimao cyclical year (1915) FLOWERS ink and color on paper, with signature and two seals. sight H: 52 1/4 in., 132.5cm; W: 13 in., 33cm $10,000-15,000 475 LIU KUILING (1885-1969) dated xinwei cyclical year (1931) RAM AND EWE ink and color on silk, with signature and two seals to top left. sight H: 39 1/2 in., 100.2cm; W: 13 1/2 in., 34.2cm provenance: Formerly from a private California collection $4,000-6,000 162

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ASIAN ARTS 478 WANG JIQIAN (C. C. WANG) (1907-2003) 20th century BAMBOO ink on paper, hanging scroll; signed and sealed by the artist sight H: 17 3/4 in, 45cm; W: 13 1/4 in., 34cm provenance: Property from the Collection of Laurence C. S. Sickman, Curator of Asian Art and later Director of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri $1,500-2,000

480 WU SHANMING (B.1941) dated 2001 LISTENING TO THE SOUND OF SPRING WATER ink on paper, with paper mounts; signed and inscribed, with four seals. sight H: 27 in., 68.5cm; L: 27 in., 68.5cm provenance: Property of a Midwest American collector Purchased directly from Wu Shanming’s family by the current owner in 2002. note: For a piece by the artist produced in 1999, see Shandong Hengchang, November 16th 2014, lot 179; a work of similar subject and similar size was sold at China Liutong Auction, December 13-14th, 2013. $8,000-12,000

479 AFTER XU BEIHONG (1895-1953) 20th century EAGLE ON A PINE TREE print, hanging scroll, bearing label of Rong Bao Zhai sight H: 26 1/4 in., 66.6cm; W: 20 in., 51cm provenance: Property from the Collection of Laurence C. S. Sickman, Curator of Asian Art and later Director of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri Rongbaozhai Gallery, Beijing label $100-200 Not illustrated

481 WU SHANMING (B.1941) dated 1996 MONK KNOCKING ON THE DOOR ink on paper, with paper mounts; signed and inscribed, with three seals. sight H: 26 1/2 in., 68cm; W: 26 1/2 in., 68cm provenance: Property of a Midwest American collector Purchased directly from Wu Shanming’s family, 2002. note: For examples of similar subject, see Guardian Beijing, May 15, 2004, lot 758. $10,000-15,000 164

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ASIAN ARTS 482 DAVID WU JECT-KEY (1890-1968) LADY IN BLUE oil on canvas laid on masonite; reverse inscribed in Chinese 59 11 7 (possibly for November 9, 1959) H: 30 1/4 in., 76cm; W: 20 in., 51cm provenance: Private collection, Atlantic City, New Jersey, inherited by the previous owner circa 1965-1967 Acquired from the above by the present owner circa 2006-2007 $9,000-12,000

483 DAVID WU JECT-KEY (1890-1968) LADY IN YELLOW AND BLUE oil on canvas laid on masonite; reverse inscribed in Chinese 59 10 31 (possibly for October 31, 1959) H: 31 in., 79cm; W: 22 in., 56cm provenance: Private collection, Atlantic City, New Jersey, inherited by the previous owner circa 1965-1967 Acquired from the above by the present owner circa 2006-2007 $7,000-9,000

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Chinese Chronology

484 CHEN KENG (B.1962) PICKING RICE oil on canvas, unframed; inscribed with title, artist’s name, and address sight H: 32 in., 81cm; W: 47 1/4 in., 120cm provenance: Property of a Midwest American collector Purchased from Guang Dong Arts House by the current owner in 2002. note: For a painting by the artist of similar size, see Christie’s Hong Kong, November 24th 2013, sale 3256, lot 288 $4,000-6,000

NEOLITHIC CULTURES

IMPERIAL CHINA (continued)

IMPERIAL CHINA (continued)

Cishan-Peiligang Central Yangshao Gansu Yangshao Hamadu Daxi Majlabang Dawenkou Songze Hongshan Llanzhu Longshan Qijia

Three Kingdoms Shu (Han) 221-253 Wei 220-265 Wu 222-280 Southern dynasties (Six Dynasties) Western Jin 253-316 Eastern Jin 317-420 Liu Song 420-479 Southern Qi 479-502 Liang 502-557 Chen 557-589 Northern Dynasties Northern Wei 380-535 Eastern Wei 534-550 Western Wei 535-557 Northern Qi 550-577 Northern Zhou 557-581

Ming Hongwu Jianwen Yongle Hongxi Xuande Zhengtong Jingtai Lianshun Chenghua Hongzhi Zhengde Jiajing Longqing Wanli Taichang Tianqi Chongzhen Qing Shunzhi Kangxi Yongzheng Qianlong Jiaqing Daoguang Xianfeng Tongzhi Guangxu Xuantong

c. 6500-5000 BC c. 5000-3000 BC c. 3000-1500 BC c. 5000-3000 BC c. 5000-3000 BC c. 5000-3500 BC c. 4300-2500 BC c. 4000-2500 BC c. 3800-2700 BC c. 3300-2250 BC c. 3000-1700 BC c. 2250-1900 BC

EARLY DYNASTIES Shang c. 1500-1050 BC WesternZhou 1010-771 BC Eastern Zhou Spring & Autumn 770-475 BC Warring States 475-221 BC

IMPERIAL CHINA Qin 221-207 BC Han Western Han Xin Eastern Han

485 XIONG DEQIN dated 1994 KUMQUAT WINTER JASMINE oil on canvas, unframed; signed, dated and titled on the reverse sight H: 45 in., 114cm; W: 57 1/2 in., 146cm provenance: Property of a Midwest American collector Purchased from Guang Dong Arts House by the current owner in 2002. $600-800

Sui Tang Five Dynasties Liao907-1125 Song Northern Song Southern Song Jin Yuan

206 BC-AD 9 AD 9-25 AD 25-220

589-618 618-906 907-960

960-1126 1127-1279 1115-1234 1279-1368

1368-1308 1399-1402 1403-1424 1425 1426-1435 1436-1449 1450-1456 1457-1464 1465-1487 1488-1505 1506-1521 1522-1566 1567-1572 1573-1620 1620 1621-1627 1628-1644 1644-1661 1662-1722 1723-1735 1736-1795 1796-1820 1821-1850 1851-1861 1862-1874 1875-1908 1909-1911

REPUBLICAN CHINA Republic People’s Republic

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