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Wednesday 11th May 2016 Sale Starts at 10a.m.
The Scholarâ€™s Table: Asian Art including the Robert Owen Collection
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The Scholar’s Table: Asian Art including the Robert Owen Collection Which will be sold by auction on
Wednesday 11th May 2016 Sale starts at 10.00am at Darwin Saleroom Halls Holdings House, Bowmen Way, Battlefield, Shrewsbury, SY4 3DR Viewing: Monday 9th May 9.30am – 7.00pm Tuesday 10th May 9.30am – 4.30pm and on the morning of the auction Auction no. 4121
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Order of Sale Lots 1 – 87
The Robert owen Collection
Lots 88 - 153
Chinese Pottery and Porcelain
Lots 160 – 232
Chinese Works of Art
Lots 235 – 274
Japanese Ceramics and Works of Art
Lots 275 – 294
Islamic Works of Art and Asian Furniture
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the eclectic eye A Study in Shape and Form Halls Asian Art specialist Alexander Clement explores the allure of Scholar’s Objects and a fascinating collection assembled in Hong Kong and London, detailed in this catalogue.
All too often the media and popular culture are drawn to the flashy side of Asian art. not without reason, of course, because some of the highest auction hammer prices of recent years have been for exceptional Imperial quality porcelains of the Qing dynasty which can be highly decorative and brightly coloured. But there is a lot to be said for the time honoured phrase ‘less is more’ and I have found myself fascinated by the beautiful simplicity of some Chinese ceramics and works of art that are, perhaps, rather overlooked. At present the market for Song dynasty ceramics, for example, is highly selective and there are many pieces which can be bought in the West without too much competition from the East. The ge and guan type crackle glazes are, for me, among some of the most gorgeous examples of Chinese ceramic art, where the form of a vessel is allowed to speak for itself while the glaze effortlessly carries the eye on a contemplative journey. There are two examples in this catalogue that will give their new owners a lifetime of pleasure to look at (lots 142 and 143). objects that say so much with so little effort formed the theme to the Robert owen collection which we offer here. The vendor assembled this eclectic mix of scholar’s objects over a period of twenty or so years, buying what caught his eye in Hong Kong, mainland China and London during the 1970s, 80s and early 90s. There is a fascinating mix of traditional works such as brush pots or bitong, Yixing stoneware and Swatow porcelain alongside objects of pure contemplation like rock formations and natural wood roots. The connoisseurship of fantastical rocks dates as far back as the Han dynasty (206 bc-220 ad) with monolithic stones arranged in landscapes and gardens.
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This evolved into smaller rocks and stones for the garden and interiors during the Song dynasty (906-1279) at a time when a new terminology emerged to describe them and the feelings they created. They became inextricably part of Chinese culture to be admired by emperors and elite scholars who would contemplate their dynamic forms and resemblance to mountains or even animals and mythological beasts. Rock forms became an intrinsic part of the aesthetic language, finding their way into paintings and also the decoration on porcelain and works of art including several in this auction; the blue and white vase and cover, lot 97, the famille verte dish, lot 123, and the mixed stone table screen, lot 175. In our hurried high-stress lives, filled to bursting with a media blitzkrieg when the work-life balance feels decidedly lopsided, the idea of taking time to simply gaze contemplatively at a rock or wood root is not only intriguing but rather attractive. And I confess to spending a few minutes each day during the cataloguing of this auction to staring at a few of the lots, drinking in their extraordinary forms. As an antidote to the blur of the modern world I can highly recommend it.
“the idea of taking time to simply gaze contemplatively at a rock or wood root is not only intriguing but rather attractive” of course if it’s bling you are after then we have it in spades in our May auction, not least with the terrific pair of daoguang mark and period famille rose vases and covers, lot 121. It is always a pleasure to see an item of quality walk through our doors at Battlefield but with these vases I was literally stopped in my tracks. It was a typical Monday valuation day and I was called through to look at ‘something Chinese’. And one of these vases was sitting on our valuation table which, in itself, was enough to get my heart racing. When the pair to it emerged from a bag I was completely bowled over. The vases were acquired over fifty years ago by the vendor’s late wife from an auction of property belonging to dr Wilfred Watkins-Pitchford. A little research revealed that the original owner of them was a prominent physician who had lived and worked in South Africa for many years. Later in life he made his home in Shropshire where local history was his passion. Although this pair of vases were not fired in the Imperial kilns, as denoted by the seal mark, they are nonetheless of superb quality, and thought to have been made as a wedding gift – the ‘double joy’ symbols suggestive of the union between two families. It is certainly a joy for us at Halls to be offering them and the Robert owen collection in our Spring Asian art auction and we look forward to greeting both new and regular buyers for the view.
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THE ROBERT OWEN COLLECTION Lot 1 A CHINESE ROSEWOOD LOW CABINET, 19th/20th Century, of rectangular outline, the central short drawer and cupboard flanked by twin-door cupboards over short drawers, 137cm wide, 46cm £80 - £120 deep, 56cm high. Lot 2 A CHINESE HARDWOOD SCHOLAR’S OPEN SHELF, of rectangular outline with moulded top and sides framing multiple recesses varying in size and shape, raised on pad feet, 90cm wide, 13.5cm £100 - £150 deep, 106cm high. Lot 3 A CHINESE HARDWOOD OPEN LOW CABINET, 19th/20th Century, of rectangular outline with central recess flanked by box drawers over an open shelf, 124cm wide, 32cm deep, 56cm high. £80 - £120 Lot 4 A CHINESE HARDWOOD VASE STAND, 19th Century/20th Century, the square top with openwork frieze raised on square section supports with an undertier above a fretwork stretcher, 39cm wide, £80 - £120 39cm deep, 77cm high. Lot 5 A CHINESE PAINTED AND PARCEL GILT HARDWOOD SIDE CHAIR, 19th Century, of yoke back type and painted red, the splat carved with figures, a stag and a bat picked out in gilt, the plain seat above openwork spandrels raised on square-section supports, 40.5cm wide, 35cm deep, 87cm high. £100 - £150 Lot 6 A CHINESE HARDWOOD LOW TABLE, 20th Century, of rectangular outline with rounded ends, an openwork frieze and square section supports, 95cm wide, 48cm deep, 35cm high, together with two small hardwood tables or curio stands. (3) £100 - £150
Lot 7 A LARGE CHINESE APPLE-GREEN GLAZED LANGYAO-TYPE STONEWARE FOOTED BOWL, of conical form raised on a deep spreading foot, 45cm dia., 24.5cm high, together with a SinoTibetan metal mounted bowl and cover and a similar vase. (3) £100 - £150
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Lot 12 Lot 8 A CHINESE SWATOW BLUE AND WHITE DRAGON JAR, Qing, 19th Century, painted with two writhing dragons around the ovoid body, the £200 - £300 shoulder applied with four loop handles, 34cm high.
Lot 12 TWO CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE BOWLS, late Qing dynasty, of canted rectangular form and decorated with flowers and foliage on £60 - £80 a bright yellow ground, 18.5cm and 14cm across. (2)
Lot 9 AN ASSEMBLED GROUP OF FOUR EARLY CHINESE CERAMICS, a neolithic vessel of buff earthenware, painted with dark brown geometric forms, 17cm high, a Han dynasty glazed stoneware model of a rice or hulling mill, 17cm square, a Han dynasty horse’s head, 15cm high and a brown glazed stoneware storage jar, possibly Tang dynasty. (4)
Lot 13 A CHINESE YIXING TEAPOT, late Ming/early Qing dynasty, of barrel form with hexagonal section spout, the shoulder applied £800 - £1,200 with four rings, 18cm high (lacking cover).
Footnote: For a near identical model hulling mill see Hi Lee, Chinese Ceramics, p.75, fig. 76. £100 - £150
Lot 14 A CHINESE YIXING TEAPOT, 20th Century, of ovoid form with double wire handle, 15cm high, and an enamelled Yixing tea caddy of cuboid form and painted with flowers and precious objects, £200 - £300 13cm high (both lacking covers). (2)
Lot 10 A CHINESE YIXING STONEWARE FIGURAL CENSER, late Qing dynasty, modelled as a Confucian boy on a snarling lion dog, £200 - £300 23cm high.
Lot 15 A CHINESE CARVED STONE FOO DOG, Qing dynasty, the snarling beast of typical form with front right paw resting on a ball, set on a rectangular base, 17cm high. £100 - £150
Lot 11 A CHINESE SIMULATED BRONZE BISCUIT FIRED VASE, Hu, moulded with landscape panels and precious objects on a fretwork £100 - £150 ground, 29.5cm high (one handle at fault).
Lot 16 A CHINESE LINGBI SCHOLAR’S ROCK ON STAND, of horizontal orientation and resembling a mountain with central recessed globular form, with hardwood stand, 22cm high, 28cm wide. £800 - £1,200
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Lot 18 Lot 17 A BANDED AGATE POLISHED GEODE SLICE, dished to the £100 - £150 centre, 27x23cm. Lot 18 A CHINESE CARVED STONE DAOIST TABLET, 20th Century, of octagonal form and carved with a central taijitu surrounded by the bagua or eight trigrams within a fret border, surmounted by a Confucian boy riding a lion dog, 26cm across. £80 - £120 Lot 19 A CHINESE MIXED HARDSTONE MODEL OF A FLOWERING TREE, 20th Century, in a cloisonne pot applied with lion head £500 - £800 handles, 47cm high. Lot 20 A CHINESE MIXED HARDSTONE MODEL OF A FLOWERING TREE, 20th Century, in a cloisonne pot with broad everted rim, £300 - £500 43cm high. Lot 21 A CHINESE CARVED SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF A LAUGHING BUDDHA, 20th Century, the grey-pink stone modelled as a seated figure with two boys and holding a scroll inscribed with £80 - £120 four characters, 9.5cm high. Lot 22 A GREY AND BLACK JADE CARVING OF FIVE DRAGONS, 19th/20th Century, modelled chasing flaming pearls around a vessel amid clouds above the waves while a turtle watches below, £200 - £300 surmounted by a phoenix bird, 15cm high.
Lot 23 A GROUP OF THREE ARAGONITE SCHOLAR’S ROCKS, the orange-hued stone of botryoidal form and vertical orientation, 36cm, 28cm and 23cm high. (3) £250 - £350 Lot 24 TWO ARAGONITE SCHOLAR’S ROCKS, the orange-hued rocks of botryoidal crystalline form and vertical orientation, 36cm and 16cm. £150 - £250 Lot 25 A LARGE ARAGONITE SCHOLAR’S ROCK, the orange-hued stone of botryoidal crystalline form and horizontal orientation, £150 - £250 23cm high, 32cm wide. Lot 21 10
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Lot 26 A LARGE SCHOLAR’S ROCK ON STAND, the pale orange stone probably aragonite with basalt inclusions, of botryoidal form and wrythen vertical £200 - £300 orientation, 41cm high. Lot 27 AN ARAGONITE SCHOLAR’S ROCK, the white and orange-hued stone of £100 - £150 horizontal orientation, 24cm high, 30cm wide. Lot 28 A LARGE ARAGONITE SCHOLAR’S ROCK, the orange-hued stone of £100 - £150 botryoidal form and vertical orientation, 34cm high. Lot 29 A CHINESE INSCRIBED INK STONE, Qing Dynasty, of duan stone or similar material of ovoid shape and inscribed with four lines of script and a lozenge of £80 - £120 archaistic characters, all worn, 22cm across. Lot 30 A CHINESE BRONZE DRAGON BOAT PLANTER, 19th Century, modelled as a boat bourn on waves with a dragon at the bow and another at the £200 - £300 stern, 42cm long.
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Lot 34 Lot 31 A CHINESE BRONZE JARDINIERE, 19th Century, of rounded rectangular form with everted rim and zoomorphic elephant handles and feet, the sides cast with mixed birds amid flowering £100 - £150 branches, 42cm long. Lot 32 A CHINESE BRONZE ELEPHANT LANTERN OR CENSER, Qing dynasty, modelled as an elaborately caparisoned animal standing four square, it’s trunk raised, and supporting on its back a separately cast domed lantern surmounted by a phoenix bird, £200 - £300 30cm high. Lot 33 A CHINESE BRONZE FIGURAL INCENSE BURNER, Qing dynasty, modelled as a luohan or Confucian boy on a buffalo, the separately cast figure holding a scroll in one hand, the buffalo standing with £80 - £120 front left leg raised, 17cm high. Lot 34 A CHINESE BRONZE FIGURAL INCENSE BURNER, Qing dynasty, separately cast after the Ming as Shoulao seated on a stag, the beast’s head raised and turned to the left, the immortal wearing flowing robes and holding a scroll in his left hand.
Footnote: A similar example from the Ming dynasty was sold at Bonhams Knightsbridge rooms, 12 May 2014, lot 621. £80 - £120 Lot 35 A CHINESE BRONZE FIGURAL INCENSE BURNER, Qing dynasty, separately cast as a luohan seated on a buffalo, 16cm high. £80 - £120 Lot 36 A CHINESE BRONZE FIGURAL INCENSE BURNER, Qing dynasty, separately cast as Tu Fu or a Iuohan riding a mule, 17cm high. £150 - £250 Lot 37 A CHINESE BRONZE FIGURAL INCENSE BURNER, Qing dynasty, separately cast as a Confucian boy seated on a buffalo, 25cm high. £60 - £80 Lot 38 A CHINESE BRONZE FIGURE OF A DRAGON ON A ROCK, late Qing dynasty, the creature emerging through an opening in the vertical formation, mouth gaping, its tail curled around, 29cm high. £200 - £300 Lot 39 12
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Lot 39 A LARGE CHINESE BRONZE FIGURE OF LAOZI ON A BUFFALO, Qing dynasty, the philosopher seated and holding a scroll in his right hand, the beast standing four square with its head turned back to the left, on a separately cast kidney-form stand worked with archaistic symbols, 56cm high £400 - £600 . Lot 40 A CHINESE CARVED ROOTWOOD FIGURE OF SHOULAO TO GLASS DISPLAY CASE, 18th century, modelled standing and holding a peach, set on a later pedestal inscribed ‘Chinese god cut from the root of a tea plant and brought from China 1730’, figure 28cm high, case 47cm wide, 63cm high. £300 - £500 Lot 41 A CHINESE ROOTWOOD FIGURE OF SHOULAO, late Qing dynasty, modelled standing and carrying a peach and a gnarled staff, 29cm high. £150 - £250 Lot 42 A CHINESE SCHOLAR’S NATURAL ROOTWOOD AND STONE CARVING OF AN IMMORTAL, late Qing dynasty, the tea wood root grown around the stone and carved as a standing figure, he holds a gnarled branch which emits a vapour, 47cm high. £200 - £300
Lot 43 A CHINESE SCHOLAR’S ROOTWOOD AND STONE CARVING OF A BUDDHA, late Qing dynasty, the tea wood root grown around the stone and carved as a laughing seated Buddha, 36cm long, 22cm high. £100 - £200 Lot 44 A CHINESE SCHOLAR’S NATURAL ROOTWOOD AND STONE CARVING OF LI TIEGUAI, late Qing dynasty, the tea wood root grown around the stone and carved as the immortal with his crutch and his gourd bottle, £80 - £120 33cm long, 20.5cm high.
Lot 45 A PAIR OF CHINESE BAMBOO VASES, 20th Century, of natural form and carved with landscape scenes, 31cm high. £60 - £80 Lot 46 A CHINESE CARVED HARDWOOD BRUSH POT, bitong, Qing dynasty, deeply carved with a continuous scene of scholars and labourers in a mountain village landscape, 13cm high. £300 - £500 Lot 47 A CHINESE HUANGHUALI BRUSH POT, bitong, Qing dynasty, of cylindrical form and having a nicely figured grain, 16cm high, £700 - £1,000 14.2cm dia.
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Lot 49 Lot 48 A CHINESE NATURALISTICALLY CARVED ROOTWOOD BRUSH POT, bitong, 17th/18th Century, probably zitan of dark brown tone £200 - £300 and formed as a knotty tree trunk, 12cm high. Lot 49 A CHINESE CARVED ROOTWOOD BRUSH POT OR LIBATION CUP, 19th Century, the natural form carved with a Buddha and other figures and beasts in a wooded landscape, 16cm high, 23cm £200 - £300 across. Lot 50 A CHINESE CARVED BAMBOO WATER DROPPER, late Qing dynasty, of barrel form with pronounced handle brackets supporting a carry handle, the rim with small spout, the body incised with a mountain village scene, 22cm high. £100 - £150 Lot 51 A LARGE CHINESE CARVED BAMBOO MODEL OF A RIVER BOAT, late Qing dynasty, worked with eight immortals and their cargo of peaches and other commodities, borne on a separate base carved £150 - £200 as rolling waves, 47cm long.
Lot 52 A LARGE CHINESE CARVED BAMBOO MODEL OF A RIVER BOAT, Late Qing dynasty, modelled as a laden vessel with boatmen and £150 - £200 passengers, 60cm long. Lot 53 A CHINESE CARVED HARDWOOD FIGURE OF A TOAD, 19th/20th Century, naturalistically worked and set on a canted oblong base, £100 - £150 20cm long, 12.5cm high. Lot 54 A CHINESE CARVED, PAINTED AND PARCEL GILT WOOD FIGURE OF GUANYIN, late Qing dynasty, the goddess modelled standing with right hand raised, she carries a scroll in her left £80 - £120 hand, set on a double-lotus base, 41cm high. Lot 55 A PAIR OF CHINESE CARVED ROOTWOOD FIGURES OF SHEN, 18th/19th Century, the natural form of the wood carved as emerging spirits accompanied by small dragons and set on wood £150 - £200 root stands, 23cm high. (2) Lot 56 AN ASSEMBLED GROUP OF FIVE CHINESE CARVED ROOTWOOD FIGURES, 18th-19th Century, the natural forms carved as immortals, 11-18cm. £150 - £180
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Lot 57 A CHINESE CARVED ROOTWOOD FIGURE OF A LI TIEGUAI, late Qing dynasty, modelled standing with one foot raised, he holds a gourd vessel in his right hand, raised on a root stand, 34.5cm high £100 - £150 (lacking crutch stem). Lot 58 A CHINESE CARVED ROOTWOOD FIGURE OF A SAGE, late Qing dynasty, modelled as a standing figure with one foot raised, raised on a root stand, 46cm high (lacking arms). £80 - £120 Lot 59 A CHINESE CARVED ROOTWOOD FIGURE OF SHOULAO, late Qing dynasty, modelled from the natural form as a standing figure clutching a vessel, set on a domed stand carved with cloud forms, £60 - £80 31cm (lacking a leg). Lot 60 A LARGE CHINESE CARVED ROOTWOOD FIGURE OF SHOULAO, late Qing dynasty, the natural form carved as a standing figure, raised on a root stand, 56cm high (lacking arms). £150 - £200
Lot 61 A SCHOLAR’S ROOTWOOD CARVING OF A BIRD IN BRANCHES, late Qing dynasty, the natural form combining two sections and carved with a bird perching with its head raised, 40.5cm high. £100 - £150 Lot 62 TWO CHINESE NATURAL WOOD ROOTS, late Qing dynasty, one worked with recesses to support a figure, the other smaller of £150 - £200 ‘scholar’s rock’ form, 29cm and 21cm long. (2) Lot 63 TWO CHINESE NATURAL WOOD ROOT SCHOLAR’S ROCKS, late Qing dynasty, the first probably tea root of pale brown hue and hollow wrythen form, 17cm high, the second rosewood of dark red hue with central column raised on three wrythen legs, £150 - £250 34cm high. Lot 64 TWO CHINESE SCHOLAR’S NATURAL WOOD ROOTS, 19th/20th Century, probably tea wood, of rocky form and horizontal £200 - £300 orientation, 22cm and 29cm long. (2) Lot 65 A LARGE CHINESE ROOTWOOD SCHOLAR’S ROCK CARVING ON STAND, late Qing dynasty, of dark brown hue and vertical orientation having multiple sculptural apertures, set on a square £300 - £500 carved base, 44cm high. Lot 66 TWO CHINESE SCHOLAR’S NATURAL WOOD ROOTS, 19th/20th Century, possibly tea wood, of rocky form and horizontal orientation, 38cm and 31cm long. (2) £200 - £300
Lot 67 THREE CHINESE SCHOLAR’S NATURAL WOOD ROOTS, of mid to pale brown hue, the first formed as a cluster raised on three stems, 26cm high, the second of horizontal rocky form, 36cm wide, and the third a horizontal wrythen branch, 40cm long. (3) £200 - £300 Lot 68 A LARGE CHINESE SCHOLAR’S NATURAL WOOD ROOT, possibly tea wood, of pale brown hue and horizontal rocky plateau form, £300 - £500 85cm long. Lot 69 A LARGE CHINESE SCHOLAR’S NATURAL WOOD ROOT, of dark reddish-brown hue and vertical orientation and wrythen rocky form, 32cm high. £300 - £500 Lot 68 15
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Lot 70 A LARGE CHINESE SCHOLAR’S ROOTWOOD CARVING OF A BIRD, the natural forms of pale brown hue carved as a crested bird or phoenix with wings spread above a wrythen rocky £300 - £500 formation, 40cm high. Lot 71 A CHINESE SCHOLAR’S NATURAL WOOD ROOT, probably tea wood of pale brown hue, horizontal orientation with multiple wrythen branches, 62cm across. £100 - £150 Lot 72 A VERY LARGE CHINESE SCHOLAR’S NATURAL WOOD ROOT, probably tea wood of pale brown hue, shaped to stand or lie flat and of near dragon form, 75x79cm. £500 - £700 Lot 73 A LARGE CHINESE SCHOLAR’S NATURAL WOOD ROOT, probably tea wood of pale brown hue and vertical orientation, forming a £250 - £350 rocky arch, 40cm high, 48cm wide. Lot 74 A LARGE CHINESE SCHOLAR’S ROOTWOOD CARVING, of mid brown hue, the vertical form with multiple branches on a wrythen £150 - £250 horizontal section, 59cm high, 58cm wide. Lot 75 A VERY LARGE CHINESE SCHOLAR’S NATURAL WOOD ROOT, of mid brown hue and horizontal orientation, comprising multiple £400 - £600 rocky branches, 120cm wide. Lot 70
Lot 76 A LARGE CHINESE SCHOLAR’S NATURAL WOOD ROOT, of reddish pale brown hue and horizontal orientation, forming a near dragon shape, 36cm high, 49cm wide. £150 - £250 Lot 77 A LARGE CHINESE LACQUERED WOOD ROOT STAND, of spreading form with flattened top, finished in a dark red lacquer, £100 - £150 49cm across. Lot 78 A CHINESE NATURAL TREE TRUNK JARDINIERE, 20th Century, of natural form and set on a shaped plank base, 54cm wide.£200 - £300 Lot 79 A PAIR OF CHINESE PARCEL GILT CARVED HARD WOOD PANELS, 19th/20th Century, of rectangular form and worked in relief with scenes of figures in and around a palace while immortals float on clouds, each panel 40cm wide and 63cm high. £80 - £120 Lot 80 A CHINESE LACQUERED WOOD CEREMONIAL LADLE AND BOWL, 20th Century, of ‘coopered’ construction with bronze banding, finished in sealing wax red with parcel gilt detail, ladle £80 - £120 33cm high, bowl 31cm dia. (2)
Lot 81 A CHINESE MOTHER OF PEARL AND JADE INLAID ROSEWOOD HEXAGONAL TREASURE BOX, Qing dynasty, the moulded cover with a central nephrite jade bell form finial finely carved with bats, dragons, flowers and foliage, surrounded by four mother-of-pearl bats within a meandering flower border, each of the five sides inlaid with mother-ofpearl birds and insects in branches and lines of script within fret and flower borders, the interior with lift-out tray, 30cm high, 30cm across. Footnote: A comparative treasure box can be found in the collection of the national Palace Museum, Beijing, inset with a jade bi disc and made in the Qianlong reign. See Maxwell K. Hearn, ‘Splendors of Imperial China’, pp.140-141. £1,200 - £1,500 Lot 81 (detail) 16
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Lot 82 A JAPANESE MIXED WOOD AND LACQUER TABLE CABINET, Meiji/Taisho era, of hexagonal profile, the box top opening to small compartments above two small drawers over cupboard doors opening to six further internal drawers above a single long drawer, the mixed veneer applied with black and gilt lacquer £80 - £120 scenes of birds in branches, 36cm high. Lot 83 A JAPANESE HIRADO BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN BASKET, Taisho era, with pronounced bracket handles, painted with birds above rolling waves, the interior with a flower spray, 17cm high. £80 - £120 Lot 84 A JAPANESE INLAID LACQUER BOX AND COVER, Meiji/Taisho era, of rectangular outline and decorated with a vase, table and lotus flowers with ivory and mother-of-pearl inlay, 26x22x5cm. £80 - £120 Lot 85 A JAPANESE BRONZE AND SILVER INLAID ROSEWOOD BOX, Meiji/Taisho era, of rectangular form, the exterior worked with a ‘basket weave’ finish, the top inset with a silver and a bronze tablet, each incised with coastal scenes, the interior in black lacquer, 14.5x10.5x5.5cm. £80 - £120 Lot 86 A JAPANESE SHAKUDO CIGARETTE CASE, 1920s-30s, of rectangular form and worked with a village in the shadow of Mount Fuji within a complex border, 17cm long, together with a tortoiseshell cigar case decorated with lacquer birds, 12cm long. £80 - £120 (2) Lot 87 A PERSIAN PAINTED VASE, possibly Qajar, of ovoid form, the frit type body with a thick crackle glaze and decorated in dark green and blue with shaped panels of flowers and foliage, 28.5cm high. £200 - £300
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CHINEsE pOTTERy ANd pORCELAIN
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Lot 94 Lot 88 A CHINESE PALE GREEN GLAZED STONEWARE VASE, northern Song, of slender ovoid form with flared rim, the tapering neck applied with a wrythen dragon, 50cm high. Provenance: Purchased from James Murphy Antiquities, Lancashire £400 - £600 Lot 89 A LARGE CHINESE POTTERY FUNERARY MODEL OF A HOUSE, Eastern Han dynasty, the single storey structure with separate ribbed pitched roof, the front elevation with windows and door opening and a front step, the side and rear elevations with incised detail, 55cm wide, 29cm high, 30cm deep. Provenance: Purchased from James Murphy Antiquities, Lancashire, July 1997. Footnote: For similar structures see Ex.Cat. ‘The genius of China’, 1973, p.121, fig.228. £600 - £800 Lot 90 A CHINESE NEOLITHIC PAINTED POTTERY VESSEL, Machang phase Majiayao culture, circa 2000BC, of ovoid form with twin ribbed handles and decorated with bands of cross-hatched circles, 11cm high, together with a dark brown glazed stoneware jarlet, Song dynasty, 9cm high, a similar small stoneware bowl, 10cm dia., and a Longquan celadon conical bowl, 14th-15th century, 13cm dia. (4)
Provenance: Purchased from Vanessa Purcell and James Murphy, Lancashire, 1993-95. Footnote: For an identical neolithic pot see He Li ‘Chinese Ceramics’, p.60, fig.9. The jarlet in this lot was excavated from a ship wreck off the coast of Thailand and is accompanied by its export label. £100 - £200 Lot 91 A CHINESE GREY POTTERY TILE OR BRICK, Six dynasties, of rectangular form and moulded with a leaping kylin, 19x28cm. £90 - £150 Lot 92 A CHINESE GREY EARTHENWARE TOMB FIGURE OF A HORSE, Eastern Han dynasty, in two separate pieces forming the head and body, 40cm long x 29cm high. Provenance: Purchased from Vanessa Purcell & Co, August 1993 Footnote: For very similar examples see He Li ‘Chinese Ceramics’, p.64, (no.’s 60 and 62). £150 - £250 Lot 97 20
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Lot 98 Lot 93 A CHINESE SANCAI GLAZED FIGURE OF A GUARDIAN, late Ming dynasty, modelled seated with one knee raised, decorated in turquoise, blue and amber glazes, 28cm high. £100 - £150
Lot 94 A PAIR OF CHINESE SANCAI GLAZED FIGURES OF LION DOGS, 19th century, modelled seated on plinth bases, 19cm high (2) £100 - £150 Lot 95 A CHINESE SANCAI GLAZED STONEWARE FIGURE OF A BACTRIAN CAMEL, modelled standing on rectangular base, 18cm high. £60 - £80 Lot 96 A GROUP OF FIVE CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE TEABOWLS AND SAUCERS, 18th century, all decorated with repeating panels of flowers and foliage and some with figures, all 4.5cm high. (10) £100 - £200 Lot 97 A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE VASE AND COVER, 19th century, of baluster form, the domed cover with cone finial, painted with a bird perched in a tree above rocks and flowers, 39.5cm high, £200 - £300 double-ring mark to the base.
Lot 98 TWO CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE PLATTERS, Qianlong, of canted rectangular form, the first decorated with buildings beside a river, the second with birds in a fenced garden, 42cm and 38cm. (2) £200 - £300 Lot 99 TWO CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE CIRCULAR DISHES, 19th century, the first decorated with scholars and attendants in an interior, the second with three lion dogs vying for a ball and ribbon amid clouds, 41cm dia. (2) £100 - £150
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Lot 101 Lot 100 TWO CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE VASES WITH LATER DUTCH METAL MOUNTS, Kangxi, of ovoid shape and decorated with ‘Long Eliza’ type figures in garden settings, the first with 19th Century dutch silver foot rim, rim and stopper mounts, the second with rim and stopper, 17.5cm and £250 - £350 18cm. (2) Lot 101 A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE SCROLL WEIGHT, 19th Century, decorated £60 - £80 with scholars in a garden, 20cm long. Lot 102 A MATCHED PAIR OF CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE MINIATURE VASES, Qing, of pear form and decorated with flowers and foliage, 6cm high. £80 - £120 Lot 103 A PAIR OF CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE VASES AND COVERS, 19th Century, decorated with panels of precious objects on a prunus pattern ground, 32cm £150 - £250 high, four-character Kangxi marks.
Lot 104 A PAIR OF CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE VASES AND COVERS, Qianlong, of ovoid form, the domed covers with strawberry finials, decorated with landscape panels within raised borders, 29cm high. £250 - £350 Lot 105 A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE GINGER JAR, 19th Century, decorated with figures and horses in a garden landscape, hardwood base, 18cm high, four£80 - £120 character Kangxi mark (lacking cover) Lot 106 A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE GINGER JAR, 19th Century, decorated with a prunus pattern, 22.5cm high (lacking cover). £40 - £60 Lot 107 A LARGE CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE JAR AND COVER, 19th Century, of baluster form and decorated with shou symbols amid stylised flowers and £150 - £250 foliage, 44cm high. Lot 108 A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE WATER POT, Ming, of lobed ovoid form with everted rim, decorated with flower sprays and lingzhi mushrooms, 9cm high. £180 - £220
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Lot 109 A PAIR OF CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE PEAR-SHAPE VASES, Kangxi, decorated with shaped panels of flowers and foliage within mixed flower borders, blue artimesia leaf mark, 28cm high. £800 - £1,200 Lot 110 A CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE PIERCED WIG STAND, Qing dynasty, second half 19th century, of hexagonal form and painted in colours with immortals, iron red Tongzhi seal mark, 28.5cm high (repaired) Lot 111 A CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE ARMORIAL TUREEN AND COVER, Qianlong, of lobed rectangular form with gilt ‘bamboo’ form handles, painted in colours with scattered flowers and insects, armorial crests and motto ‘VIRTUTE dUCE FoRTUnA CoMITE’, £200 - £300 32cm long. Lot 112 A CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE FIGURE OF ZHANG GUOLAO, 18th/19th century, the immortal modelled seated on a white mule, his pink robes decorated with a green dragon, 20.5cm high. £80 - £120
Lot 113 A CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE SAUCER DISH, Jiaqing mark and possibly period, of ogee form and painted in colours with dragons chasing pearls above waves, iron red bats and clouds to the rim, £100 - £150 14.5cm dia. Lot 114 A CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE BOWL, Jiaqing seal mark but later 19th/20th century, of lotus or mallow form and painted in colours with flowers, foliage and butterflies on a green ground between £80 - £120 yellow borders, 20.5cm dia. Lot 115 A CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE MUG, 18th century, of bell form with ribbed strap handle, painted in colours with a pseudo European £100 - £200 coastal scene within a scroll border, 15cm high. Lot 108
Lot 116 A SMALL CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE MUG, 18th century, of cylindrical form with plain loop handle, painted in colours with scattered flower sprigs on a ‘bianco-sopra-bianco’ ground of flowers and butterflies, all between blue cell and diaper borders, £80 - £120 8.5cm high. Lot 117 A PAIR OF CHINESE CAFE-AU-LAIT GROUND TEABOWLS AND SAUCERS, Qianlong, the bowls of reeded form and decorated in underglaze blue with flower sprays, the outsides with polychrome flower and bird trellis on a cafe-au-lait ground, the saucers with £100 - £150 conforming decoration, 5.5cm high. (4) Lot 118 A CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE TEABOWL AND COVER, Tongzhi seal mark and of the period, of conical form with slightly lobed rim, the cover/saucer domed with shallow foot ring, painted in colours with £100 - £150 fanciful birds in flowering branches, 8cm high.
Lot 119 A CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE PILLOW, 18th century, of rectangular form and painted in colours with scattered flower sprays and birds £100 - £200 on a coral ground, 12.5cm high. Lot 120 A CHINESE ‘PSEUDO TOBACCO LEAF’ PLATTER, Qianlong, of canted rectangular form and decorated with birds on rocks amid flowers and foliage, 37.5cm long. £600 - £800
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Lot 121 AN IMPRESSIVE PAIR OF CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE TURQUOISE GROUND ‘LOTUS’ VASES AND COVERS, daoguang seal marks and of the period, of ovoid form, the domed covers with cone finials, finely painted with lotus flowers, peaches, bats and scrolling foliage around gilt ‘double-happiness’ symbols, within ruyi and lappet borders, all against a turquoise ground, the interiors and bases with a pale sea-green glaze, 28cm high (restoration to one). Provenance: The property of dr Wilfred Watkins-Pitchford (1868-1952), thence purchased by the vendor at auction in Shropshire during the 1950s. Watkins-Pitchford was a prominent physician, spending much time in South Africa, specialising in bacteriology and pathology before retiring in 1926 and returning to the UK where he settled in Shropshire. Footnote: For a near identical single vase and cover of the same period, see Christies ‘Appreciating Elegance: Art from the Sui Yuan Zhai Collection’, 11 May 2015, lot 37. The use of enamel colour on a turquoise ground is thought to be inspired by cloisonne decoration and similar examples can be found in the national Palace Museum, Beijing. £20,000 - £30,000
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Lot 124 Lot 122 A CHINESE IMARI TUREEN AND COVER, Qianlong, of rounded form with cone finial and twin shell handles, decorated with a continuous riverscape, the cover with vignettes on a cell ground, 20.5cm high £60 - £80 (restored). Lot 123 A CHINESE FAMILLE VERTE DISH, Kangxi, of plain circular form and decorated with flowering plants and rocks within a panel border to the rim, 25cm dia., together with another famille verte dish, Qianlong, of rimless form and decorated with a bird in a willow tree within £150 - £200 concentric borders, 28cm dia. (2) Lot 124 A LARGE CHINESE FAMILLE VERTE VASE AND COVER, Yongzheng seal mark but later, decorated with water birds amid flowering lotuses, 46cm high. £100 - £150 Lot 125 A CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE TEAPOT AND COVER, Republic period, four character Hongxian mark, painted in colours with a figure in £60 - £80 flowering garden with fish bowl, 13cm high.
Lot 126 A CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE MOON FLASK, 19th Century, Tongzhi seal mark, decorated with a stag hunt to one side and Asiatic pheasant to the other, 23cm high. £80 - £120 Lot 127 A CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE OVOID VASE, Jiaqing seal mark and possibly of the period, painted in colours with eight immortals in a £200 - £300 landscape, 37.5cm high. Lot 128 A PAIR OF CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE VASES AND COVERS, Republic period, of ovoid form and decorated with opposing views of an archer £80 - £120 with his white horse, 20cm high (covers repaired). Lot 129 A CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE TEAPOT AND COVER, Republic period, £50 - £80 painted in colours with figures at leisure, 10cm high. Lot 130 A CHINESE FAMILLE VERTE MINIATURE VASE AND COVER, Qing, of lobed form and decorated with panels of flowers and foliage, 9cm high. £60 - £80
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Lot 135 Lot 131 A CHINESE PORCELAIN SAUCER DISH, Republic period, of ogee form and painted in colours with flowering lotus and bamboo plants, six character mark reading Jiangxi guo hua zhenpin, 14.4cm dia. £50 - £80 Lot 132 A LARGE CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE PUNCH BOWL, 19th Century, of rounded form with broad rim, decorated with warriors and lion dogs around a central scene of a lady and boy, the rim with peaches and £150 - £250 flower sprays, 41.5cm dia. Lot 133 A CHINESE CANTON FAMILLE ROSE CHARGER, 19th Century, of plain circular form and decorated with typical domestic scenes, £100 - £150 41cm dia. Lot 134 A GROUP OF CANTON FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN, 19th Century, including a baluster vase, a pair of plates and a teapot and cover with carry basket, all decorated with typical panels of domestic scenes, birds and flowers, vase 24cm high, plates 21cm dia., teapot 11cm high. £100 - £150 Lot 135 A CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE OVOID VASE, Qianlong four-character mark, Republic period, finely painted with crane birds on a rock amid £300 - £500 flowering plants, 25cm high.
Lot 136 A CHINESE BISCUIT FAMILLE VERTE FIGURE, Qing, modelled as a seated monk in flowing patterned robes, impressed mark reads Jiang boshi yang zao, 12cm high. £300 - £500 Lot 137 A CHINESE PORCELAIN BOWL AND COVER, Republic period, painted in colours with a peacock perched on a rock with other birds amid flowering branches, iron red mark reading Jinyu zhencang, 8cm high. £150 - £250 Lot 138 A CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE TEABOWL, Republic period, decorated with fruiting peach and pomegranate branches, iron red mark possibly £100 - £150 reading Shen de tang zhi, 4.5cm high. Lot 139 A CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE TEABOWL, Republic period, of lobed-rim form and decorated with precious objects, iron red peach mark, 9cm dia. £100 - £150 27
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Lot 140 A CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE BOWL AND COVER, Republic period, of conical form and decorated with flowering tulip branches, iron red seal mark, 8.5cm high. £100 - £150 Lot 141 A CHINESE LONGQUAN CELADON CENSER, Ming dynasty 15th/16th Century, the heavily potted vessel raised on three paw supports, the shallow curving sides carved with the Eight Trigrams between borders of applied bosses, 31cm dia. Provenance: Ex Brodie Lodge collection
£600 - £800
Lot 142 A CHINESE GUAN-TYPE VASE, possibly Qianlong, of ovoid form with four loop handles around the narrow rim, covered overall with a pale celadon glaze with an irregular pattern of ‘iron wire’ £500 - £800 crackle, 14cm high.
Lot 143 A CHINESE GE-TYPE VASE, 19th century, of ovoid form with short slender neck and twin moulded ring handles, covered with a pale celadon glaze with ‘iron and gold wire’ crackle intersected with £100 - £150 bands of simulated bronze ruyi, 18.5cm high. Lot 144 A CHINESE GE-TYPE GOURD VASE, 19th/20th century, of double gourd form rising to a narrow neck, the pale celadon glaze of seagreen tone suffused with an irregular russet and ‘iron wire’ £150 - £180 crackle, 35.5cm high. Lot 145 A CHINESE GLAZED BROWN STONEWARE CENTREPIECE, Republic, of leaf form with a sea-green dripped and pooled glaze, £50 - £80 39cm long.
Lot 146 A CHINESE ‘HARE’S FUR’ GLAZE TRIPOD CENSER, 9cm high. £40 - £60 Lot 147 A CHINESE ‘HARE’S FUR’ GLAZE STONEWARE BOTTLE VASE, 12cm high. £40 - £60 Lot 148 A CHINESE SOFT PASTE FLAMBE VASE, Qing, of ovoid form, 13.5cm high, indistinct seal mark. £60 - £80 Lot 149 A CHINESE CLAIRE-DE-LUNE WATER POT, six-character Kangxi mark but later, of flattened ovoid form and moulded with fret borders, 9.5cm dia., and a peachbloom box and cover, Kangxi mark but later, of similar shape, 7.5cm dia. (2) £200 - £300 Lot 150 A CHINESE TURQUOISE GLAZE MOON VASE, bearing the seal mark for Wang Bingrong, moulded and carved to each side with scenes of ladies at leisure in formal gardens, lotus leaf borders to neck and base, all under a turquoise glaze, 32.5cm high. £200 - £300
Lot 151 A CHINESE ENAMELLED YIXING TEAPOT AND COVER, Qing, of lobed £40 - £60 form and decorated with precious objects, 9cm high. Lot 152 A CHINESE ENAMELLED YIXING TEAPOT AND COVER, of squat ovoid form and painted with panels of flowers and foliage, 9cm £100 - £150 high. Lot 153 A CHINESE YIXING BOWL, 20th Century, of plain rounded form and relief moulded with prunus branches, 6cm high. £60 - £80 Lots 154-159 no Lots
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CHINEsE WORks Of ART
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Lot 165 Lot 160 A CHINESE NEPHRITE JADE SNUFF BOTTLE, 19th century, the near white stone with russet inclusions well hollowed and of compressed ovoid form with carved ring ‘handles’, coral stopper, £100 - £150 8cm high. Lot 161 A CHINESE PALE GREEN NEPHRITE JADE CARVING OF A DEER, 19th/20th century, carved in the 17th century manner standing and with head facing backwards, 5.5cm high (legs reduced). £70 - £100 Lot 162 A VERY LARGE CHINESE JADE BI DISC, 20th century, the pale green stone with white and darker green mottling carved as a £200 - £300 plain disc, with carved wood stand, 40cm dia. Lot 163 A CHINESE ARCHAISTIC JADE CARVING, Hongshan style, the mid green stone with brown veining carved as a coiled crested £80 - £120 dragon, drilled with suspension hole, 21cm high. Lot 164 A CHINESE CARVED CARNELIAN FIGURE OF A HORSE, Qing, modelled recumbent with head raised, 5.5cm long. Provenance: Bowdon old Hall, Cheshire
£80 - £120
Lot 165 A GREY AND BLACK NEPHRITE JADE FIGURE OF A QILIN, modelled seated, 4.5cm high. £250 - £350
Lot 166 A PALE GREEN JADEITE BEAD NECKLACE, the sixty-eight spherical beads of uniform size and colour, strung to a yellow £50 - £80 metal clasp, 75cm (29.5’’) long, weight 95g. Lot 167 A CHINESE JADEITE AND YELLOW METAL PENDANT, the midgreen stone of cushion form, mounted in yellow metal worked with £100 - £150 birds above a pagoda, 5x3.5cm. Lot 168 A MOTTLED GREEN AND WHITE JADEITE BEAD NECKLACE, comprising sixty seven spherical beads of uniform size, length 118cm (46 inches) approximately, bead diameter 16mm, weight 390g. £200 - £300
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Lot 169 A CHINESE CELADON JADE MINIATURE TRIPOD CENSER AND COVER, with foo dog finial and zoomorphic handles, 3cm high. £40 - £60 Lot 170 A CHINESE RED SOAPSTONE SEAL, Qing, modelled with a rabbit, £80 - £120 9cm high, indistinctly signed. Lot 171 A CHINESE YELLOW SOAPSTONE SEAL, Qing, modelled with a £200 - £300 dragon and a lion dog, signed. Lot 172 TWO CHINESE GREY AND RED SOAPSTONE SEALS, Qing, the first carved with a lotus spray, 9.5cm high, the second of pebble form and incised with a scene of a luohan in a rocky landscape, £150 - £180 7cm high. (2) Lot 173 TWO CHINESE SOAPSTONE SEALS, Qing, the first of grey and red colour of cuboid form and carved with a qilin, 7cm high, the second of grey-brown colour, carved with a dragon and incised with landscape vignettes, 9cm high. (2) £80 - £120
Lot 174 A CHINESE NEAR-WHITE JADE PENDANT, Qing, of circular form and carved as ‘Hehe Erxian’, one boy holding a lotus spray, the £500 - £700 other a closed box, 5.3cm dia.
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Lot 179 Lot 179 A PAIR OF CHINESE ROCK CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLES, Qing, modelled as recumbent qilin, their snarling heads turned back, one supporting a Confucian boy on its back, the other a book, the £300 - £500 stoppers formed from their tails, each 9cm long. (2) Lot 180 A CHINESE CAMEO GLASS VASE, 19th/20th century, of ovoid form, the disc cover with flower finial, the opalescent white glass cased in jade green and etched with a fanciful bird in flight above flowering prunus and peony branches, 16cm high, together with a Chinese blue glass bowl of inverted bell form, 11.5cm dia. (2) £100 - £150 Lot 181 A CHINESE AMBER GLASS LIBATION CUP, 20th Century, deeply moulded as a fruiting peach tree around a lobed bowl, 14cm high. £40 - £60 Lot 182 A CHINESE BRONZE CENSER AND STAND, Xuande mark but probably later, of conventional bombe form with curved handles rising from the everted rim, raised on three peg feet and further raised on a fitted stand cast as three overlapping lotus pads, 15cm dia. (2) £100 - £200 Lot 183 A CHINESE BRONZE CIRCULAR MIRROR, Eastern Han dynasty, the central knob surrounded by divinities and beasts within a band of half circles alternating with squares cast with characters, all encircled by narrow concentric borders, 12cm dia.
Lot 185 Lot 175 A CHINESE MIXED STONE TABLE SCREEN, 19th Century, the four-fold screen framed in rosewood and inset with serpentine panels applied with jadeite, carnelian, malachite and lapis lazuli flowering trees and rocks, the openwork tops inset with carnelian £600 - £800 flower bosses, 56cm high, 48cm total width.
Provenance: Woolley & Wallis, 23 May 2012, lot 18
£5,000 - £7,000
Lot 184 A CHINESE ENAMEL JUG, Qing, of ovoid form with strap handle, painted in colours with flowers, pomegranates and berries within foliate borders, 22cm high. £100 - £150
Lot 176 A CHINESE PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE, Republic period, painted in colours with figures, the stopper with green hard stone £70 - £100 cabochon, 8cm high.
Lot 185 A PAIR OF CHINESE BRONZE BOTTLE VASES, 19th/20th Century, cast with bands of leaves, flowers and dragons in clouds, 52cm £200 - £300 high. (2)
Lot 177 A CHINESE CLOISONNE SNUFF BOTTLE, Qing, worked with prunus and chrysanthemums on a blue ground, 5.5cm high. £70 - £100
Lot 186 A PAIR OF CHINESE BRONZE VASES, Qing, of ovoid form with ring handles, cast with archaistic geometric panels, 24cm high. (2) £40 - £60
Lot 178 A CHINESE INSIDE-PAINTED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE, Qing, decorated with scholars conversing in a landscape, red and green £100 - £150 hardstone stopper, 7cm high.
Lot 187 A CHINESE BRASS TAZZA, 20th Century, worked with a dragon chasing a flaming pearl, 20cm dia. £50 - £80
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Lot 191 Lot 188 A CHINESE CLOISONNE ON SILVER BIRD FEEDER, Qing, of square section £80 - £120 and trumpet form, worked with shou symbols, 3.2cm high. Lot 189 A PAIR OF CHINESE ENAMEL DISHES, 19th Century, of lobed form and painted with peaches, pomegranates and flowers on a blue ground, 9cm wide. £40 - £60 (2) Lot 190 A CHINESE BRONZE MUNICIPAL BADGE OR PLAQUE, Qing, of square form £40 - £60 and cast with four lines of text, 8.5cm square. Lot 191 A CHINESE BRONZE FOOD VESSEL, gui, six-character Xuande mark and possibly period, of bellied form with zoomorphic handles, moulded in the Western Zhou manner with stylised beasts and scrolls, 32cm across handles £700 - £1,000 (hole to side). Lot 192 A CHINESE GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN, Qing dynasty, seated on a lotus throne with hands in dhyana mudra, six-character Qianlong mark to £300 - £500 back, 31.5cm high. Lot 192
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Lot 193 A CHINESE WHITE METAL TABLE ORNAMENT BY CUMSHING, late 19th century, modelled as a Sedan chair, stamped CS with three-character marks, 13cm long, £80 - £120 weight 2.2oz. Lot 194 A PAIR OF CHINESE WHITE METAL OVAL DISHES, Wang Hing, each modelled as a lotus leaf raised on a tendril foot, 14cm wide, stamped WH 90,weight 5.4oz (2) £100 - £150 Lot 195 A CHINESE WHITE METAL PIERCED BON BON BASKET, with floral decoration, the swing handle stamped YCC £80 - £120 STERLIng, 19cm wide, weight 3oz Lot 196 A WHITE METAL MODEL OF A JUNK, raised on stand, £100 - £150 18cm high Lot 197 A PAIR OF CHINESE SILVER GILT FILIGREE, enamel and cabochon amber coloured stone clip earrings, together with a coral and enamel fingernail guard brooch (2) £80 - £120
Lot 198 AN ENAMELLED SILVER SCENT BOTTLE, 19th/early 20th Century, of rectangular shouldered form and worked with buildings, boats and trees on a filigree ground, 11cm high. £100 - £150 Lot 199 A CHINESE EXPORT SILVER MUG, stamped gIEnWo, late 19th Century, of tapering form with scroll handle, inscribed ‘To Harrysan from Uncle Tom and Aunt Agnes, £100 - £150 Hong Kong, dec 25th 1898’, 8cm high. Lot 200 A CHINESE SILVER MODEL OF A SIDE CHAIR, Wang Hing, circa 1900, modelled as a high-backed bamboo chair, stamped WH, STERLIng, 7cm high, weight 0.69oz, together with a Chinese silver belt buckle, unknown maker circa 1900, of canted rectangular form with openwork decoration forming Chinese script reading ‘Jixiang ruyi’ (good luck), 8.5cm long, weight 1.35oz. (2) £100 - £150 Lot 200 35
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Lot 201 A PAIR OF CHINESE HARDSTONE AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID ‘PLAYING BOYS’ CABINETS ON STANDS, 19th Century, each cabinet with two doors inlaid with varying coloured soapstone, mother-of-pearl and carnelian, depicting scenes of boys at play amid trees and rocks, the lower section of each cabinet with two roaring qilin, all enclosed within gilt borders of bats amid cloud scrolls, the sides with inlaid birds, insects and flowers, the tops with gilt flower sprays, the interiors with a central shelf and lower lidded box, raised on hardwood stands carved with dragons and scrolls. Footnote: A very similar pair of cabinets were sold at Bonhams New Bond Street rooms, 15 May 2014, lot 372.
£5,000 - £7,000
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Lot 202 A LARGE CHINESE WHITE LACQUER STYLE BALUSTER VASE, 20th Century, cast resin on metal, worked with panels of scholars £40 - £60 within complex borders, 47cm high. Lot 203 A CHINESE INLAID LACQUER TABLE CABINET, late Qing dynasty, of rectangular outline and decorated with gilt lacquer and motherof-pearl inlay scenes of a provincial village, tooled bronze mounts to the corners, the door opening to an arrangement of five internal drawers, 30.5cm wide, 40cm deep, 32cm high. £100 - £150 Lot 204 A CHINESE CARVED BAMBOO BRUSH POT, bitong, 19th Century, carved to one side with a scene of scholars in a wooded village and to the other with shaped panels of phoenix birds and other £80 - £120 symbolic figures, 17.5cm high. Lot 205 A CHINESE INLAID ROOTWOOD FIGURE OF ZHONG KUI, 19th Century, modelled standing on rocks with two demons, inlaid with white metal wire detail, 62cm high. £150 - £200 Lot 206 A CHINESE CARVED ROOTWOOD FIGURE OF A BOY ON A BUFFALO, 20th Century, set on a rocky base, 25cm high. £100 - £150
Lot 207 A CHINESE CARVED SANDALWOOD ADJUSTABLE BOOK STAND, worked with figures, flowers and foliage, base 34cm long. £60 - £80 Lot 208 A CHINESE CARVED BAMBOO BRUSH POT, bitong, of square section, each side carved in low relief with landscape scenes, £100 - £150 raised on four peg feet, 17cm high. Lot 209 A CHINESE CARVED BAMBOO BRUSH POT, bitong, Qing, 19th Century, deeply carved in relief with birds amid pine trees, 14cm high. £300 - £500
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Lot 210 A CHINESE CARVED SANDALWOOD AND PAINTED FAN, Qing, the guards carved with a densely populated village scenes, the sticks with similar brise-type openwork scenes, the leaves painted in gouache to one side with birds and butterflies amid mixed flowers and foliage on a turquoise ground, to the other with ladies at leisure £150 - £250 in a palace garden, 28cm long. Lot 211 A CHINESE PAINTED BAMBOO AND IVORY FAN, Qing, the narrow ivory guards enclosing bamboo sticks, the leaves painted in ink on a gold ground to one side with a mountain village and to the other with a story, each fold with a line of script, 30cm long. £80 - £120 Lot 212 A CHINESE CANTON CARVED IVORY CARD CASE, 19th century, of typical form and worked with a profusely populated scene of figures at work and leisure amid trees and buildings, 11cm high, together with a similar Canton carved ivory needle case and a bone sewing £200 - £250 tool. (3) Lot 213 A CHINESE BUFFALO HORN LIBATION CUP, 19th Century, carved £500 - £800 with dragons and archaistic symbols, 14cm high.
Lot 214 A BUFFALO HORN GRADUATED BEAD NECKLACE, comprising fifty-nine spherical and oval beads strung to a yellow metal clasp, length 81cm (31.75 inches), weight 98g. £100 - £150 Lot 215 A CANTON IVORY SEAL, 19th Century, the openwork pommel carved with an exotic bird amid flowers and foliage above a £80 - £120 knopped stem, terminating in a brass mount, 7cm. Lot 216 A CHINESE CANTON CARVED IVORY CARD CASE, Qing, the front with canted cartouche initialled J.H. surrounded by a dense village scene, the reverse with a shaped floral cartouche and conforming £250 - £350 border, 11.5cm. Lots 217 & 219 no Lots
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Lot 220 AFTER QI BAISHI AND XU BEIHONG, Taro Leaves and Two Chickens, a Chinese scroll print, 1956, two artist collaboration issued by Rong Bao Zhai gallery, bearing paper label, 102cm x 36cm. Footnote: Purchased in 1956 from Rong Bao Zhai gallery, Liulichang Beijing, by the vendor’s uncle. £300 - £500
Lot 221 ZHAI XIAOXIANG (CHINESE, 20TH CENTURY), Cormorants nestling under leaves, hand scroll ink and wash on paper, 33x36cm, and unknown artist, three eagles perching on rocks, hand scroll, ink and colour on paper, 37x67cm. (2) £100 - £150
Lot 222 LU LU JUN (CHINESE, 20TH CENTURY), Ducks under willow branches, hand scroll, ink and colour on paper, 48x67cm, and unknown artist Tall narcissus, hand scroll, ink and colour on £100 - £150 paper, 28x67cm. (2)
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Lot 223 LU LU JUN (CHINESE, 20TH CENTURY), Panda amid bamboo branches, hand scroll, ink and wash on paper, 45x65cm, and unknown artist yellow robed figure, hand scroll, ink and colour on paper, £100 - £150 45x104cm. (2)
Lot 228 A CHINESE PAINTING ON PITH PAPER, 19TH CENTURY, A dignitary and his attendant or son in an interior, 25x19cm, together with a print after Xu Beihong and other £80 - £120 Asian pictures. Lot 229 A CHINESE TRADITIONAL COSTUME, Hongtou Yao, in embroidered and coloured cotton fabric incorporating jacket, trousers and headdress, with silver embellishments, chains and bangles, some incorporating French coins of the early 20th Century. £80 - £120
Lot 224 WANG YUN LIN (CHINESE, 20TH CENTURY), Fish beneath a rocky outcrop, hand scroll, ink and wash on paper, 40x130cm, a calligraphic dedication in seal script by the same hand, 32x125cm, and unknown artist, scholar by a willow, hand scroll, ink on paper, 17x34cm. (3) £100 - £150
Lot 230 A CHINESE SILKWORK RANK BADGE, 19th Century, applied with a sun and peacock of the third civil rank, framed, 31x30cm. £80 - £120
Lot 225 CHINESE SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY, Nocturne with an owl in flowering branches, hand scroll, watercolour and silk on silk, 83x174cm (lacking £100 - £150 hangar).
Lot 231 A COLLECTION OF FRAMED CHINESE SILK AND TEXTILE GARMENT FRAGMENTS, 19th-20th Century, worked with flowers, £100 - £150 foliage, beasts and precious objects. (9)
Lot 226 CHINESE SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY, Nocturne with partridges beside blossoming branches, hand scroll, watercolour and silk on silk, 56x140cm. £100 - £150
Lot 232 A CHINESE PALE BLUE SILK INFORMAL ROBE, late Qing dynasty, worked with scattered peonies, prunus blossom and bats. £80 - £120
Lot 227 CHINESE SCHOOL, 20TH CENTURY, Bees and peonies, framed hand scroll, ink and colour on paper, 47x92cm. £80 - £120
Lots 233 & 234 no Lots
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jApANEsE CERAmICs ANd WORks Of ART
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Lot 235 A JAPANESE TAMBA WARE TEA OR STORAGE JAR, probably Morumachi period, 15th century, of ovoid form with ridged everted rim, the body worked with simple facets, 18.5cm high, together with a Chinese glazed stoneware bowl, probably Tang, 15.5cm dia. (2) £80 - £120 Lot 236 A JAPANESE IMARI PORCELAIN VASE, Meiji era, of ovoid form and decorated with a continuous garden landscape between panel borders, 31.5cm high (probably lacking cover). Provenance: Linley Hall, Shropshire
£100 - £150
Lot 237 A JAPANESE KUTANI PUNCH BOWL, late 19th century, of plain rounded form, painted in colours with panels of flower baskets within gilt scroll borders, 33.5cm dia., red painted mark. £150 - £180 Lot 238 A JAPANESE SATSUMA VASE, Meiji era, of square section raised on lozenge feet and decorated with panels of flowering plants, 12cm high, signed. £150 - £200 Lot 238
Lot 239 A PAIR OF JAPANESE KUTANI VASES, Meiji era, of ovoid form with twin scroll handles, finely painted with scenes of high born figures in landscapes within complex borders, 29cm high (one restored to rim). £50 - £80 Lot 240 A JAPANESE IMARI BOWL AND STAND, Meiji/Taisho era, decorated with panels of rocks and trees around medallions of precious £40 - £60 objects, 23.5cm dia. (2) Lot 241 A JAPANESE SATSUMA POT AND COVER, Taisho era, of circular form raised on peg feet, decorated with a family group with mixed £60 - £80 flower sprays, 8cm dia. Lot 242 A JAPANESE PORCELAIN CELADON DISH, 20th Century, of shallow circular form on a deep foot ring, decorated in white slip £60 - £80 with Mount Fuji, 24.5cm dia.
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Lot 243 A LARGE JAPANESE IMARI FISH BOWL, Meiji/Taisho era, of plain rounded form and decorated with a profusion of fish amid marine £100 - £150 foliage, 40cm dia., 16.5cm high. Lot 244 A PAIR OF JAPANESE SATSUMA VASES, Taisho era, decorated to one side with village scenes and to the other with birds amid flowering plants, within dark blue and gold borders, 31cm high. (2) £60 - £80 Lot 245 A JAPANESE ‘TREE BARK’ CLOISONNE PORCELAIN MOON VASE AND COVER BY TASHIRO, worked with flowers, foliage and £40 - £60 butterflies, 22.5cm high, signed. Lot 246 A JAPANESE KUTANI FIGURE OF A MAIDEN, Meiji/Taisho era, modelled standing and holding a basket of oysters, 32cm high. £80 - £120 Lot 247 A JAPANESE SATSUMA JAR AND COVER BY TAIZAN YOHEI IX WITH DECORATION ATTRIBUTED TO KONO BAIREI, Taisho era, of ovoid form and finely painted in colours with butterflies amid flowers and foliage on a rich yellow ground within gilt complex £500 - £700 borders, 31.5cm high.
Lot 248 A JAPANESE SATSUMA JAR AND COVER BY TAIZAN YOHEI IX WITH DECORATION ATTRIBUTED TO KONO BAIREI, Taisho era, of ovoid form and finely painted in colours with butterflies around a flower trellis on a rich yellow ground within gilt complex borders, 12.5cm high. £300 - £500 Lot 249 A JAPANESE KUTANI PORCELAIN RELIEF MOULDED VASE, Taisho era, of baluster form and moulded with cranes and partridges amid plants and rocks within blue and gilt borders, £80 - £120 26cm high. Lot 250 A JAPANESE KUTANI PUNCH BOWL, Taisho era, of plain round form and painted in colours with panels of plants and insects, 28.5cm dia. £80 - £120 Lot 250 45
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Lot 251 A JAPANESE MUSEN CLOISONNE ENAMEL BOX AND COVER, Meiji/Taisho era, of rectangular form and decorated with Mount Fuji amid clouds on a pale blue ground and with white metal mounts, 9cm across. Provenance: Linley Hall, Shropshire
£80 - £120
Lot 252 A JAPANESE CLOISONNE VASE, Meiji/Taisho era, of ovoid form and worked with chrysanthemums and wild flowers on a pale blue £80 - £120 ground, 30cm high. Lot 253 A PAIR OF JAPANESE CLOISONNE VASES, Meiji era, of lobed ovoid shape and worked with shaped panels of flowers on a black filigree £100 - £150 ground, signed Takahara, 22.5cm high.
Lot 254 A PAIR OF JAPANESE CLOISONNE VASES, Meiji era, of ovoid form and worked in silver wire with birds amid chrysanthemums on a £150 - £250 grey-blue ground, 12cm high. (2) Lot 255 TWO PAIRS OF JAPANESE GINBARI CLOISONNE VASES, Taisho era, of ovoid form and worked with opposing flowers and foliage on £150 - £250 a graduated ground, 14.5cm and 11.5cm. (4) Lot 256 THREE JAPANESE GINBARI CLOISONNE VASES, Taisho era, the first of ovoid form and worked with a pigeon in flowering prunus branch, 24cm high, the second with flowering rose branches on a pale green ground, 18.5cm and the third with mixed flowers and foliage on a graduated turquoise ground, 18cm. (3) £150 - £250 Lot 257 TWO JAPANESE CLOISONNE VASES, Taisho era, the first of ovoid form and worked with flowering chrysanthemums on a bright yellow ground, 17.5cm, the second worked in silver wire with chrysanthemums on a pale grey ground, 15cm. (2) £200 - £300 Lot 258 A JAPANESE BRONZE AND MIXED METAL BOX, late Meiji era, of rectangular form, the hinged cover moulded with a flower vase, the sides with birds in bamboo branches on a bamboo ground, 7.5cm long, 4.5cm high, together with a Japanese bronze inlaid pill box, £80 - £120 5.5cm. (2)
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Lot 259 Lot 259 A JAPANESE INLAID BRONZE DISH, Meiji era, of lobed circular shape, incised and inlaid with silver and gilt with a scene of fishermen at a riverside, signed, 30.5cm dia. £80 - £120
Lot 263 FOUR JAPANESE WOOD NETSUKE, 19th/early 20th Century, the first a boar on a rock, 5.5cm high, the second a bear with a drum, 4cm high, the third a lion on a turtle, 4.6cm long, and the fourth a monkey with a tiger, 4.5cm long. (4) £80 - £120
Lot 260 A JAPANESE IVORY OKIMONO OF A FARMER, Meiji era, signed Tamano, modelled standing beside a vine and holding a cutting £120 - £180 tool, 15cm high.
Lot 264 A JAPANESE IVORY NETSUKE, Meiji/Taisho era, modelled as seven Shinto gods aboard a heavenly bird-boat, signed to a red £100 - £150 seal, 5cm long.
Lot 261 FOUR JAPANESE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE, 19th/early 20th Century, the first a reclining shishi, 5cm long, the second a lion on a turtle, 4.5cm long, the third a turtle on a lotus pad, 5.5cm long, £80 - £120 and the fourth a hare on a peach, 5cm high. (4)
Lot 265 THREE JAPANESE IVORY NETSUKE, Taisho era, the first modelled as a monkey opening a box, 3cm high, the second modelled as a rat, 4.5cm long and the third modelled as two rats on a basket, 3cm high. (3)
Lot 262 FOUR JAPANESE WOOD NETSUKE, 19th/early 20th Century, the first a frog on a gourd, 4.5cm long, the second two goats, 4.5cm long, the third a monkey with a lotus branch, 4cm high, and the fourth two baby £80 - £120 dragons emerging from an egg, 4cm high. (4)
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Lot 266 A PAIR OF SILVER-MOUNTED SHIBAYAMA-INLAID IVORY TUSK VASES BY MASAYASU, Meiji era, the vases decorated with opposing scenes and typically executed in stained ivory, mother-of-pearl and tortoise-shell with pairs of birds perched in flowering sakura trees, the reverse of both vases with similar smaller scenes, signed to mother-of-pearl tablets, both raised on detachable six-footed revolving, carved hardwood stands, both vases 35cm £4,000 - £6,000 (13 ¾in) high, the wood stands 50cm (19 ¾in) high. (4)
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Lot 267 A JAPANESE IVORY NETSUKE, Meiji/Taisho era, modelled as an immortal with attendant seated on a giant turtle, signed, 4cm high. £80 - £120
Lot 269 UTAGAWA KUNISADA (TOYOKUNI III) (1786-1864), a woodblock print chuban, ‘Yume no Ukihashi’ (Floating Bridge of dreams), 25.5x19cm, and a Chinese school painting on silk of a landscape, £200 - £300 43x35cm.
Lot 268 A JAPANESE SILVER MOUNTED SHIBAYAMA-INLAID IVORY KORO AND COVER, Meiji era, the ivory of lobed form and inlaid with mother-of-pearl and mixed stones forming scenes of profusely flowering trees and plants, the silver openwork cover, shoulder, twin handles and lobed foot all worked and enamelled £2,000 - £2,500 with flowers and foliage, 18cm high.
Lot 270 AFTER KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760-1849), one woodblock print ‘In the well of the great wave off Kanagawa’, from the thirty-six views of Mount Fuji, koban yoko-e.
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Lot 271 THREE JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINTS, 19th Century, the first Utagawa Kunisada ‘Hanshiro holding a Towel’, oban; the second Utagawa Kuniaki ‘A Band of Thieves are Vanquished by a Samurai’, aiban yoko-e; and the third Tsokiona Yoshitoshi ‘Chang E Flees to the Moon’, oban. (3) £200 - £300
Lot 273 VARIOUS ARTISTS, 19TH CENTURY, four woodblock prints including Uttagawa Kunisada (1786-1864), a pair depicting ladies in a working port, chuban, Toshi Yoshida (1911-1995), Pagoda in Kyoto, chuban, signed in pencil lower right, a high born lady by another hand, oban, together with two 20th Century watercolour £80 - £120 coastal views. (6)
Lot 272 TORII KIYOMINE (1787-1868), a woodblock print, tate-e aiban, £80 - £120 ‘Summer’, 24cm x 33cm.
Lot 274 JAPANESE SCHOOL, 20TH CENTURY, bird in flight over a rocky £70 - £100 shore, watercolour on silk, signed, 50x74cm.
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IsLAmIC WORks Of ART ANd AsIAN fuRNITuRE
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Lot 275 AN INDIAN CARVED STONE PEDESTAL OR COLUMN CAPITAL, 18th/19th century, of double lotus form with rope twist centre band and four zoomorphic supports, the top carved with a floret £80 - £120 within concentric borders, 13.5cm high, 17cm dia. Lot 276 A TINNED COPPER JAR AND COVER, Iran or Syria, 19th Century, of ovoid form with domed cover, worked with narrative scenes to shaped reserves amid flowers and foliage, a band of script to the £80 - £120 neck, 40cm high. Lot 277 A SET OF SIX INDIAN STAINED IVORY NAPKIN RINGS, worked £50 - £80 with stylised flower borders, 5cm dia. (6) Lot 278 A MIXED HORN INLAID WALKING STICK, probably Indian, the Lshaped head above a tapering stick, the top inlaid with white £60 - £80 metal trailing foliage, 88cm long. Lot 279 AN ISLAMIC BRONZE REPOUSSE EWER, 19th Century, of pear form and worked with panels of dense flowers and foliage, 29cm £40 - £60 high (handle repaired). Lot 280 A BALINESE KELIKI KAWAN SCHOOL MINIATURE, figures, dragons and mythical beasts in a wooded village, watercolour on £100 - £150 paper, 15x10cm. Lot 281 AN INDIAN IVORY MODEL OF THE TAJ MAHAL, early 20th £50 - £80 Century, set on a shaped wood base, 10cm high.
Lot 282 A TURKISH SILVER ZARF, of typical form in openwork filigree £40 - £60 inset with turquoise coloured stones, 6cm high.
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Lot 283 AN ISLAMIC INLAID WOOD GAMES TABLE, of rectangular outline, the top inlaid with ivory, mother-of-pearl and ebony forming a chess board framed by geometric patterns above a single frieze drawer flanked by openwork sections, raised on turned and inlaid £200 - £300 supports, 81.5cm wide, 43cm deep, 53cm high.
Lot 286 A CHINESE ZITAN HARDWOOD AND PINK-VEINED MARBLE VASE STAND, the bead-moulded circular top inlaid with marble, raised on serpentine supports carved with flowers and foliage and united by a cruciform stretcher, 68cm high, 30cm wide. £80 - £120
Lot 284 A CHINESE HORSESHOE-BACK HARDWOOD ARMCHAIR, Qing, 19th century, the tapering arms overlapping at the back raised on slender supports with floating panel inset with a circular grey veined marble plaque, the panel seat raised on tapering square section rounded supports, 79cm wide, 53cm deep, 98cm high. £150 - £250
Lot 287 A CHINESE INLAID HARDWOOD WRITING TABLE, Qing, early 20th century, the panel top inlaid with a bone vignette of birds in flowering branches to a quatrefoil cartouche, the edges with bone fret inlay, above a long frieze drawer flanked by two box drawers all having conforming inlay, over an openwork apron, raised on square section supports with cut mouldings, 120cm wide, 61cm £1,500 - £1,800 deep, 81cm high.
Lot 285 A CHINESE ZITAN HARDWOOD URN STAND, 19th Century, the bead-moulded circular top raised on serpentine legs carved with flowering prunus branches, united by a cruciform stretcher, 69cm £80 - £120 high, 36cm wide.
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Lot 288 A CHINESE LEATHER TRAVEL TRUNK ON ROSEWOOD STAND, 19th Century, the trunk of rectangular form and applied with tooled leather bats and shou symbols picked out in gold on a red ground, plain bronze hasp and loop side handles, set on a huanghuali stand raised on four fret-moulded supports, 43cm high, 67cm wide, 47cm £300 - £500 deep. Lot 289 A CHINESE HARDWOOD BARREL STOOL, the moulded circular top raised on an openwork body, 39cm wide, 45cm high. £150 - £180
Lot 290 A CHINESE HARDWOOD AND MARBLE URN STAND, 19th Century, of rectangular outline, the top inset with pink-veined marble, raised on square section supports carved with scrolling flowers and foliage united by an undertier and terminating in claw£150 - £180 and-ball feet, 41cm wide, 30cm deep, 81cm high. Lot 291 A CHINESE HARDWOOD URN STAND, 19th Century, the rectangular top raised on square section legs with openwork frieze, united by an undertier, 41cm wide, 31cm deep, 80cm high. £80 - £120 Lot 292 TWO CHINESE ROSEWOOD LOW OCCASIONAL TABLES, 19th/20th Century, of rectangular outline with openwork friezes, raised on square supports, 74cm wide, 44cm deep, 31cm high, and 77wide, £100 - £150 42cm deep, 28cm high. (2) Lot 293 A CHINESE ROSEWOOD DRESSING TABLE MIRROR, late Qing dynasty, the rectangular plate with boxwood inlaid frame set into an openwork stand, possibly converted from a fire screen, 52cm £80 - £120 wide, 24cm deep (base), 86cm high. Lot 294 A CHINESE HARDWOOD AND MARBLE URN STAND, 19th Century, of square outline, the top inset with pink-veined marble, raised on square section supports carved with scrolling flowers and foliage united by an undertier and terminating in claw-and£100 - £150 ball feet, 31cm wide, 80cm high.
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EXPLANATION OF CATALOGUING TERMS FOR PAINTINGS, MINIATURES, SCULPTURES AND PRINTS
Any statement as to authorship, attribution, origin, date and age, provenance and condition is a statement of opinion and is not to be taken as a statement of fact. Halls Fine Art reserve the right, in forming their opinion, to consult and rely upon any expert or authority considered by them to be reliable. 1.
John Constable In our opinion a work by the artist. When the artist’s forename(s) is not known, a series of asterisks, followed by the surname of the artist, whether preceded by an initial or not, indicates that in our opinion the work is by the artist named. Attributed to John Constable In our opinion probably a work by the artist, but less certainty as to authorship is expressed than in the preceding category. Studio of John Constable In our opinion a work by an unknown hand in the studio of the artist which may or may not have been executed under the artist’s direction.
Circle of John Constable In our opinion a work by an as yet unidentified but distinct hand, closely associated with the named artist but not necessarily his pupil.
Style of… follower of John Constable In our opinion a work by a painter working in the artist’s style, contemporary, but not necessarily his pupil.
Manner of John Constable In our opinion a work in the style of the artist and of a later date.
After John Constable In our opinion a copy of a known work of the artist.
The term signed and/or dated and/or inscribed means that in our opinion the signature and/or date and/or inscription are from the hand of the artist.
The term bears a signature and/or date and/or inscription means that in our opinion the signature and/or date and/or inscription have been added by another hand.
dimensions are given height before width.
11. Pictures are framed unless otherwise stated. Artists Resale Rights In accordance with Artists Resale Rights Regulations 2006, all lots marked † which sell for €1,000 or more are subject to a resale royalty charge ("Royalty"). This Royalty is payable by the Bidder. The Royalty will be charged at a rate of 4% of the total hammer price (exclusive of Bidder's premium) for lots selling for amounts up to €50,000. For lots selling in excess of €50,001, the Royalty shall be calculated at a reduced rate (details available on request). The Royalty is not subject to VAT and is payable in sterling calculated on the day of sale at the prevailing rate of exchange. Payment shall be passed directly to the design and Artists Copyright Society (dACS), 33 great Sutton Street, London EC1V 0dX. For further information please contact the Auctioneers or dACS on 0845 4103410 or visit their website at www.dacs.org.uk
SELECTED CHRONOLOGY FOR CHINESE & JAPANESE PERIODS
selected chronology for Chinese dynasties:
Tang Dynasty: 618-907 Five Dynasties: 907-960 Song Dynasty: 960-1279 Northern Song 960-1127 Southern Song 1127-1279 Yuan Dynasty:1279-1368 Ming Dynasty: 1368-1644 Hongwu 1368-1398 Yongle 1403-1424 Xuande 1426-1435 Chenghua 1465-1487 Hongzhi 1488-1505 Zhengde 1506-1521 Jiajing 1522-1566 Longqing 1567-1572 Wanli 1573-1619 Tianqi 1621-1627 Chongzhen 1628-1644
Qing Dynasty: 1644-1911 Shunzhi 1644-1661 Kangxi 1662-1722 Yongzhen 1723-1735 Qianlong 1736-1795 Jiaqing 1796-1820 Daoguang 1821-1850 Xianfeng 1851-1861 Tongzhi 1862- 1874 Guangxu 1857-1908 Xuantong 1909-1911 Republic Period: 1912-1949
selected Chronology for japanese periods: Heinan period: 794-1185 Kamakura period: 1185-1333 Muromachi period: 1333-1568 Momoyama period: 1568-1600 Edo period: 1600-1868 Meiji period: 1868-1911 Taisho period: 1912-1926 Showa period: 1926-1989
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Asian Art 11th November 2015 – sale Report
The auction generated a good deal of pre-sale interest with over 400 condition report and image requests from potential buyers in the UK, China, Hong Kong, the US and Europe. Blue and white objects took a big share of this including lots 19, an early 19th century vase, and lot 33, an 18th century dish, both decorated with dragons. Each estimated at £100-150 they achieved £460 and £600 respectively. In the polychrome section lot 64 was the outright favourite pre-sale although the £220 hammer price (estimate 150-250) reflected its repaired condition. The star lot in this section was a plate decorated in the so-called ‘Rockefeller’ pattern which achieved £1,100 against its £150-250 estimate. In the monochrome section much pre-sale activity was afforded lot 105, a dark blue and gilt Hu vase. This realised £950 against a £200-300 estimate in spite of significant rubbing to the gilt decoration. Also in this section a near pair of Longquan celadon dishes made £500 (estimate £200-400) and a ge-type arrow vase reached £440 (estimate £150-250) in spite of damage. Jades and hardstones performed steadily with metalwares including cloisonné enjoying strong pre-sale interest and decent results across the board: £700 for a nephrite figure of a ram (estimate £400-500) and £1,250 for a bronze arrow vase thought to be Ming dynasty (estimate £300-500). Ivory picked up another top figure in the sale with £1,100 for two Canton card cases (estimate £350-450). It was in the picture section, though, that the best price of the day came. Three reverse paintings on glass by Canton based 19th century artist Fatqua garnered the most interest from UK and US buyers, the marine subject matter being to the export taste. The largest of the three achieved £2,200 (estimate £800-1,200) with two smaller works making £750 each (estimate £300-500). The rest of the auction was devoted to Japanese, South East Asian and Islamic works where the greatest strength predictably was in the Japanese section. Top price, though, was for an Indian silver tea service consigned during a valuation day in Bridgnorth with a pre-sale estimate of £1,500-2,000 selling to an online bidder in India for £1,850. Concluding proceedings was the furniture section with mixed results suggesting a softening of demand particularly for later examples. Alexander Clement
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Prospective buyers should be aware that general wear to include; creasing, light foxing, small tears, bumped corners, worn boards or weak spine/joints, will not be specified in the catalogue descriptions. Any substantial losses/wear to include detached boards, detached spines or extensive graffiti will be described as ‘at fault’. Prospective buyers must satisfy themselves with a condition report prior to bidding, Halls Holdings can take no responsibility for condition of purchased lots if condition reports were not requested.
Prospective buyers should note that although every effort is made to note repairs, restoration and damage in the catalogue descriptions, a lack of any such note should not be taken to imply that the lot is in perfect condition. Prospective watch buyers should note that the working order of watches in not guaranteed. All weights stated in the catalogue are approximate only, these figures are for reference only and prospective buyers should satisfy themselves as to the accuracy. Prospective buyers are reminded that coloured gemstones have historically been treated to enhance their appearance. A variety of methods have been, and are currently used to improve both transparency and colour of various gemstones. All yellow and white metals have not been tested. The International Jewellery Trade generally accept these methods. It is not possible for Halls to obtain gemmological reports on all stones offered for sale and therefore all Halls Holding’s estimates assume that gemstones have been enhanced.
Although every effort is made to note damage and restoration, the absence of such information does not imply that the lot is free from defects. Detailed condition reports and email images can be obtained on request until 4.00pm the day prior to the sale.
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Collectable Ceramics 24th May
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CondITIonS oF SALE 1.
CondITIonS oF SALE APPLICABLE To BUYERS
definitions. In these Conditions Halls Holdings Limited act only as auctioneers and agents for the seller and the representative of Halls Holdings Limited conducting the auction is called the “Auctioneer”.
8. Inspection. opportunity is given for inspection and each buyer by making a bid for a lot acknowledges that he has satisfied himself fully before bidding by inspection or otherwise to all the Sale Conditions, the physical condition of and description of the lot including but not restricted to whether the lot is damaged or has been repaired or restored.
2. general. Whilst Halls Holdings Limited make every effort to ensure the accuracy of their catalogues and the description of any lot:(a) Each lot as set out in the catalogue or as divided or combined with any other lot or lots sold by the seller with all faults, imperfections and errors of description. (b) Halls Holdings Limited do not accept responsibility for the authenticity, attribution, genuineness, origin, authorship, date, age, period, condition or quality of any lot unless they have been instructed in writing by the seller to so certify, and in such case the auctioneers do so as agents of the seller and are not themselves responsible for such claims. (c) All statements whether printed in the catalogue or made orally as to any of the matters set out in (b) above are statements of opinion only and are not to be taken as being or implying any warranties or representations of fact by Halls Holdings Limited unless they have been instructed in writing by the seller to so certify. (d) Any claim under any Statute must be received in writing by the Auctioneers within ten days of the day of the sale.
9. Property and Risk. The legal title in a lot shall not pass to the buyer until the lot(s) has been paid for in full and the Auctioneers shall be entitled to a lien on any lot sold until the purchase price (as defined in 10 below) is paid in full but each lot is at the sole risk of the buyer from the fall of the hammer. Each buyer shall forthwith give his full names and permanent address and if called upon to do so by the Auctioneer shall forthwith pay Halls Holdings Limited such proportion of the purchase price as the Auctioneer may require. If the buyer fails to do so, the lot may at the auctioneer’s sole direction be put up again and re-sold. 10. Every bidder shall be deemed to act as principal unless there is in force a written acknowledgement by Halls Holdings Limited that he acts as agent on behalf of a named principal. 11. Removal of goods. (a) no purchase shall be claimed or removed until the sale has been concluded. All lots shall be paid for and removed at the buyer’s risk and expense by the end of the second working day after the sale, failing which the Auctioneer shall not be responsible if the same are lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed, and all lots not so removed shall remain at the risk of the buyer and subject to a warehousing charge. If they are not paid for and removed within seven days of the sale the Auctioneer may re-sell them by auction or privately without notice to the buyer. Any liability which there may be on the part of the Auctioneer in respect of any loss shall be restricted to a maximum of the price paid by the buyer of the lot. (b) In the event of any failure of the buyer to comply with any of the above conditions the damages recoverable by the seller or the Auctioneers from the defaulter shall include any loss arising on any re-sale of the lots, together with the charges and expenses in respect of both sales, and together with interest at 2% above Handelsbanken Base Rate upon the price of any lot which has not been paid for within forty-eight hours of the sale, and any money deposited in part payment shall be held by the Auctioneers on account of any liability of the defaulter to them or to the seller. The Auctioneers are unable to accept payment from successful bidders other than in cash or by the bidder’s own cheque. Cheques drawn by third parties, whether in the auctioneer’s favour or requiring endorsement, cannot be accepted.
3. The Auction. (a) The Auctioneer has absolute discretion to divide any lot, to combine any two or more lots or withdraw any lot or lots from the sale, to refuse bids, regulate bidding or cancel the sale without in any case giving any reason or without previous notice. He may bid on behalf of the seller for all goods which are being offered subject to reserve or at the auctioneer’s discretion. (b) The highest bidder shall be the buyer except in the case of a dispute. The Auctioneer may at his sole discretion determine the advance of bidding or refuse a bid. If during the auction the Auctioneer considers that a dispute has arisen, he has absolute discretion to settle it or to re-offer the lot. (c) Each lot is put up for sale subject to any reserve price placed by the seller. (d) All conditions, notices, descriptions, statements and other matters in the catalogue and elsewhere concerning any lot are subject to any statements modifying or affecting the same made by the Auctioneer from the rostrum prior to any bid being accepted for the lot. 4. Rescission. notwithstanding any other terms of these Conditions, if within fourteen days after the sale Halls Holdings Limited have received from the buyer of any lot notice in writing that in his view the lot is a deliberate forgery and within twenty-one days after such notification the buyer returns the same to Halls Holdings Limited in the same condition as at the time of sale and by producing evidence, the burden of proof to be upon the buyer, satisfies Halls Holdings Limited that considered in the light of the entry in the catalogue the lot is a deliberate forgery then the sale of the lot will be rescinded and the purchase price of the same refunded. The seller and the buyer agree to be bound by Halls Holdings Limited’s decision
12. Purchase Price. The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium at the stated rates on the hammer price of 20%. Under the Auctioneers’ Margin Scheme operated by HM Customs & Excise, the premium does attract VAT as an addition to the stated premium rate. There is a 2.5% surcharge on all transactions made by credit card along with a one pound fee for payments on debit cards under twenty five pounds.
5. default. Halls Holdings Limited disclaim responsibility for default by either the buyer or the seller because they act as agents for the seller only and therefore do not pay out to the seller until payment is received from the buyer. Instructions given by telephone are accepted at the sender’s risk and must be confirmed in writing forthwith.
13. Commission to Bid. Halls Holdings Limited will execute bids on behalf of intending buyers unable to attend the sale at no charge. Halls Holdings Limited undertake to purchase lots as cheaply as allowed by other bids and reserves. Bids must be submitted in writing and whilst every care is taken in carrying out instructions Halls Holdings Limited cannot be held responsible for errors or omissions made in carrying out such bids.
6. In the event of a sale by private treaty both the seller and the buyer agree to be bound by the general and any Special Conditions of Sale. 7. Third Party Liability. Every person on Halls Holdings Limited’s premises at any time shall be deemed to be there at his own risk. He shall have no claim against Halls Holdings Limited in respect of any accident which may occur or injury, damage or loss howsoever caused, save in so far as the injury, damage or loss shall be caused by the direct negligence of Halls Holdings Limited’s employees.
14. Lots on which Value Added Tax is payable on or included in the hammer price are indicated in the catalogue or description sheet with a sign. VAT is payable on or included in the hammer price of such lots at the rates prevailing on the day of the auction.
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CondITIonS oF SALE APPLICABLE To SELLERS 23. Warranty of Title. The seller warrants to Halls Holdings Limited and to the buyer that he is the true owner of the property or is properly authorised to sell the property by the true owner and is able to transfer good and marketable title to the property free from any third party claims.
15. The seller authorises Halls Holdings Limited to deduct commission at the published rate and to retain the buyer’s premium of 20% plus VAT. The seller agrees to pay all special advertising charges and illustration charges (see 24) insomuch that they are reasonable. Scale of Commission - Halls Business tariff card available at all Halls offices and salerooms on request.
24. Photography. Vendors give Halls Holdings Limited the right to photograph and illustrate and promote any lot placed with them for sale and to use such photographs and illustrations at any time at their discretion, whether or not in connection with the auction.
16. Value Added Tax. A seller who sends for sale by auction any chattel(s) which is an asset of his business must disclose to the Auctioneer whether or not he is a registered person for Value Added Tax purposes and, if so, his registered number and whether or not he intends to operate the dealer Margin Scheme covering works of art, etc. This information must be supplied to the Auctioneer on or prior to delivery of the goods.
25. Electrical and Mechanical goods. The seller and consignor of electrical or mechanical goods warrants and undertakes to Halls Holdings Limited that on the date received by Halls that the same are safe if reasonably used for the purpose for which they were designed and free from any defect not obvious on external inspection which could prove dangerous to human life or health, and will indemnify Halls its servants and agents against any loss or damage suffered by any breach of the above warranty.
17. Instructions. All goods delivered to the Auctioneers’ premises will be deemed to be delivered for Sale by Auction and will be catalogued and sold accordingly unless special instructions are recorded on the receipt.
26. Agency. The Auctioneers act throughout as Agents only and are not responsible for any default by the buyer. Halls Holdings Limited disclaim liability for paying the vendor until they have received settlement from the purchaser.
18. Reserves. Halls Holdings Limited will be pleased to advise on suitable protective reserves but if no reserves have been received prior to the day of the Sale, the lot will be sold without reserve or at the discretion of the Auctioneer. Reserves must be confirmed in writing or notified on the receipt at the time of delivery.
27. Warehousing. The Auctioneers exempt themselves from any liability to goods delivered to their salerooms without sufficient sale instructions, and reserve the right to make a warehousing charge in this respect. A similar warehousing charge will be applicable for goods left on their premises after they have requested the vendor to remove them.
19. Indemnity. Vendors shall indemnify Halls Holding Ltd against any claims in connection with goods sold by Halls on the vendor’s behalf. 20. Collections. The Auctioneers do not themselves undertake the collection of goods but acting expressly as Agents, they will if required, instruct or recommend a carrier on the vendor’s behalf for which there will be a charge.
28. Unsold goods. Unsold goods must be collected if they are not to be re-offered within 14 days following receipt of any after sale advice slip. Halls Holdings Limited reserve the right to sell by auction on behalf of the vendor without reserve any items after this period.
21. Withdrawals. Where a seller cancels instructions for sale, or where a lot is withdrawn for any reason other than misattribution or authenticity, Halls Holdings Limited reserves the right to charge a fee equal to 10% plus VAT of the reserve price of the lot, or where no reserve has been fixed, Halls’ lower estimate of the item(s) withdrawn, together with any expenses incurred in relation to the item(s) withdrawn.
29. Important notice. Any monies held on your behalf will be held in a Clients Bank Account at the Handelsbanken, Shrewsbury and will be protected by the FSA. Furthermore for your protection, Halls adhere to the Clients Monies rules of the RICS. Any incidental interest earned on such monies will be retained by Halls as part of their terms of engagements, and by instructing Halls to act on your behalf, you are agreeing to and endorsing that course of action.
22. Insurance. Halls Fine Art are not regulated by the FSA for the provision of insurance to its clients. However, Halls Holdings Limited, for its own protection insures property consigned to it at bottom pre sale estimate, unless the item has been sold, in which instance property is insured at the hammer price for loss, occasioned as a result of theft, fire or negligence whilst in their custody or control.
RICS operates a Clients’ Money Protection Scheme (CMPS). This scheme, of last resort, covers direct loss of clients’ money as a result of misappropriation (or equivalent) by a RICS Regulated Firm, up to a £50,000 limit. The CMPS nor Halls will provide protection for the failure of a bank. But protection for bank failure is provided by The Financial Services Compensation Scheme up to a £50,000 limit. A copy of Halls complaints procedure is on display at all Halls offices, and a copy will be made available to you on request.
HALLS HoLdIngS LIMITEd Company Registration number: 06597073 Vat Registration number: 549 7365 94
MonEY LAUndERIng Lots in this sale may be purchased with notes, coins or travellers cheques in sterling provided that the total payable by you does not exceed the equivalent in sterling of €15,000. If the amount payable by you exceeds the equivalent of €15,000, the balance must be paid otherwise than in notes, coins or travellers cheques. These conditions are in accordance with The Money Laundering Regulations 2003.
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Email confirmation received
COmmIssION BIddINg sLIp SALE DATE: Wednesday 11th May 2016 Bid on my behalf at the above Sale for the following LoTS up to the prices specified these to be executed as cheaply as allowed by such other commissions or reserves. Please note all successful bids are subject to a Buyer’s Premium of 20% plus VAT. I have read and agree to comply with the notices and Conditions of Sale.
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name (Block Letters) ........................................................................................................................................................... Email ................................................................................................................................................................................. Address (Block Letters) ........................................................................................................................................................ ................................................................................................................. Post Code:....................................................... Telephone number: .......................................................................................................................................................... Signature:............................................................. date:.............................................. Time......................................... IMPoRTAnT noTICE: If bids cannot be read clearly, they will not be executed. Commission bids for unregistered buyers must be accompanied by a form of identification. Commission bids left on the day of sale cannot be guaranteed and on day of sale will not be accepted from unregistered buyers. If you do not wish to receive direct mailing from Halls Holdings Ltd. Please tick here PLEASE noTE: Halls can recommend shipping options
Telephone lines must be booked by 4.30pm on Tuesday 10th May 2016. We do not accept telephone bids on the day of the sale. Please book early to avoid disappointment.
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Asian Art Valuation Day to be held on
Thursday 23rd June
Specialist Alexander Clement will be on hand to appraise Chinese and Japanese ceramics and works of art between 10am and 2pm. Items consigned will be included in our next auction on 9 November 2016 to coincide with Asian Art week in London.
For further details please contact: Alexander Clement T: 01743 450 700 E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.hallsgb.com/fine-art
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Halls Fine Art Auctions: Halls Holdings House, Bowmen Way, Battlefield, Shrewsbury, SY4 3DR T: 01743 450 700 E: email@example.com W: www.hallsgb.com/fine-art
The Scholar's Table: Asian Art including the Robert Owen Collection | Wednesday 11th May