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Fine Asian Works of Art Auction Featuring the Ina and Sandford Gadient Collection of Fine Chinese Glass, Part II

June 20, 2011

Michaan’s Auctions 2751 Todd Street Alameda, CA 94501 800-380-9822 or 510-740-0220

Fine Asian Works of Art Auction Featuring the Ina and Sandford Gadient Collection of Fine Chinese Glass, Part II

June 20, 2011, 10am Chinese Works of Art Jade, Hardstone Carvings and Glasses: Lots 8001 – 8078 Snuff Bottles: Lots 8080 – 8110 Fine Chinese Glass from the Ina and Sandford Gadient Collection: Lots 8111 – 8127 Ivory, Coral and Horn Carvings: Lots 8130 – 8181 Buddhist Art from A Private East Bay Collector: Lots 8185 – 8197 Works of Art: Lots 8200 – 8266 Ceramics, Featuring Private Collection of Dr. David Young: Lots 8267 – 8343 Furniture: Lots 8344 – 8356 Paintings and Books: Lots 8360 – 8388 Japanese Works of Art: Lots 8390 – 8406 Korean and other Asian Works of Art: Lots 8407 - 8412

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Friday, June 3, 10am - 5pm Saturday, June 4, 10am - 5pm Sunday, June 5, 9am - 5pm Friday, June 17, 10am - 5pm Saturday, June 18, 10am - 5pm Sunday, June 19, 10am - 5pm Day of sale, beginning at 9am & by appointment

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Additional photos and condition reports available online. Catalog Design by Andre Salcido Photography by Jeffrey Lee, Marlyn Williams & Alonzo Young Front Cover Lot: 8302 Back Cover Lot: 8266

Chinese Works of Art Lots 8001 - 8388

Chinese Works of Art

Jade, Hardstone Carvings and Glasses 8001 Two Jadeite Carvings of Beauties 19th/Early 20th Century Both of mirror imaged forms, shown standing dressed in long robes with hair carefully arranged into a large chignon, surrounded by a billowing sash and a network of blooming branches issuing from a handled basket below, the icy white matrix exhibiting brilliant apple green and brown inclusions, with matching reticulated wood stands. Height of Each Figure: 9 inches (22.8 cm)

8004 A Group of Fourteen Jade Hairpins Late Qing/Republic Period Together with one possibly made from malachite; each of varying hues from pale celadon to deep green, some with apple green or milky white inclusions, each of slender curving shape; seven with carved details including longevity symbols and scroll work, terminating in either ruyi head or scroll finials; eight of simplistic waisted form tapering to a point at either end. Longest: 5 1/2 inches (14 cm)

Estimate: $2000 / 3000

Estimate: $800 / 1200

8002 A Fine Jade Carving of a Female Immortal and Animals

8005 Twelve Jade Archer’s Rings

Qing Dynasty The elegant robed figure shown standing while holding a leafy lingzhi branch and a fly whisk, a fu lion and a majestic crane proudly stand beside her upon jagged and cavernous garden rocks, the stone of pale celadon hue with naturally stained fissure lines and creamy inclusions, heightened by intricate incised details throughout, with a matching reticulated wood stand depicting flowers and rockwork. Height: 8 inches (20.32 cm)

Estimate: $15000 / 25000 8003 A Jade Mounted Hand Mirror Qing Dynasty The circular mirror back set with a central carved jade plaque depicting a figure standing on a large fish, surrounded by concentric patterns of finely enameled floral meanders, flower blossoms and longevity symbols alternating with miniature apple green jadeite carvings, the handle set with a white chilong-headed belt buckle incised with scroll work and supported by an enameled base and bat brackets. Height: 9 1/2 inches (24.1 cm)

Estimate: $1000 / 1500


Of various sizes and colors from creamy white to pale celadon, some displaying vibrant red and brown inclusions with fissure lines throughout, each well polished with smooth rounded edges. Average Height: 1 inches (2.5 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 900 8006 Thirteen Jade Archer’s Rings Ranging in size and color from lustrous white to dark spinach green, others exhibiting vibrant red and green inclusions with fissure lines throughout, each well polished with smooth rounded edges. Average Height: 1 inch (2.5 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200








8007 A Set of Eight Reticulated White Jade Plaques of Immortals Each figure shown holding an identifiable attribute, floating amidst a reticulated ground of ruyi-headed clouds layered on top of an intricate scroll pattern, each enclosed within a foliate form rim, heightened with incised features and details. Width of Each: 3 1/4 inches (8.3 cm)

Estimate: $5000 / 7000 8008 Two Reticulated Jade Plaques Both of rectangular form with deep mottled celadon hues displaying dark russet stained fissure lines, depicting various robed figures surrounded by bats, incised spheres, flowers and animals against an openwork ground of swirling clouds and ribbons. Widest: 7 3/4 inches (19.7 cm)

Estimate: $1200 / 1800 8009 A Large Reticulated Greenish Jade Plaque Carved with robed figures standing and kneeling upon a hexagonal patterned ground, below a highly stylized openwork sky displaying scrolling ribbons and clouds seamlessly transitioning into what appears to be several characters scattered throughout, russet stained fissure lines and dark green inclusions. Height: 9 1/2 inches (24.1 cm)

Estimate: $2000 / 3000 8010 A Reticulated Jade Plaque Late Ming/Qing Dynasty The lobed form bordered by a plain band with geometric scroll terminals, enclosing a deer walking with a lingzhi branch in its mouth, birds fly overhead next to a pine tree, against an intricately carved and layered openwork scroll patterned ground, finely incised details to both sides, the stone of pale greenish-white exhibiting small gray inclusions to the border. Height: 6 3/4 inches (17.1 cm)

Estimate: $3000 / 5000 8011 A Set of Twelve Carved White Jade Zodiac Figures Shown uniformly standing while dressed in long draping robes, each with an identifiable animal head corresponding to one of the twelve Chinese zodiacs, executed from warm toned stones with some exhibiting opaque creamy and orange inclusions, displayed upon a stepped wooden stand. Height of Each: 3 inches (7.6 cm)

Estimate: $8000 / 9000 8012 A White Jade Plaque with Figural Decoration Late Qing Dynasty The irregular ovoid shape finely carved in relief with five luohan figures sitting within a rocky landscape beneath a pine tree, each holding various objects and small creatures, with a matching wood stand. Length 3 1/8 inches (7.9 cm)

Estimate: $4000 / 6000









8013 A Pair of Fine White Jade Braided Bangles

8017 Two White Jade Carvings Mounted with a Wood Stand

Both of beautifully even white tone with a rich lustrous quality, elegant and unique multi strand design, each smoothly rounded section delicately twisting and loosely encircling one another to form an impressively detailed bracelet. Diameter of Each: 3 inches (7.6 cm)

Republic Period The first a chime form pendant carved with ‘lingjiao’ (horned water chestnut) and a lotus blossom below; the second a polished pebble hanging above from the shared wood stand with metal bat decoration, both sides carved with a figure and pine tree. Width of Chime: 3 1/2 inches (8.8 cm); Height of Pebble: 1 3/4 inches (4.4 cm)

Estimate: $6000 / 7000 8014 Two Small White Jade Boys Qing Dynasty Both of mottled white hues with a lustrous quality, well executed with incised details and features, one displaying opaque milky white patches and natural fissure lines, each depicting a robed boy holding lingzhi branches. Tallest: 2 1/2 inches (6.3 cm)

Estimate: $1800 / 2500 8015 A Jade Figure with Fish The robed and bearded figure with exaggerated earlobes, shown sitting while holding a massive fish above his right shoulder, displaying incised features and details. Height: 3 1/4 inches (8.3 cm)

Estimate: $500 / 700 8016 Two Recumbent Jade Horses Both resting in a reclining position with their heads turned behind them, one accompanied by a monkey, deep mottled celadon hues exhibiting slight dark brown patches and fissure lines, incised details. Height of taller: 2 1/2 inches (6.4 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 900

Estimate: $700 / 900 8018 A Pale Greenish-White Jade Carving of Budhai and Children The central reclining figure shown smiling while holding a sphere in one hand, his rounded body engulfed by five small boys accompanied by various objects including a lingzhi branch. Height: 2 3/4 inches (7 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 900 8019 Four Jade Animal Carvings Each of pale greenish-white tones with finely incised features and details; the first a reclining horse with a monkey sprawled on its back; the second a snarling cat figure with big round eyes and long furry tail; the third a rooster with delicately incised feathers, seated upon a rectangular base; the fourth a rounded swan with bulbous head, holding a scrolling plant sprig in its mouth. Length of Horse: 3 inches (9.7 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200 8020 A Group of Eight Jade Belt Hooks Each of curved form with a dragon-headed terminal to one side, incised details and features, varying in color from an opaque mottled cream to a translucent pale greenish-white, some exhibiting brown inclusions, one with a lotus flower relief carving to the handle, all others smoothly polished. Longest: 3 1/2 inches (8.8 cm)

Estimate: $450 / 600


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Property from a Northern California Private Collector Property of Various Owners 8021 A Green Jade Carving of a Bird-Form Vase and a Mythical Beast Connected by a Loose Chain Of mottled deep green hues exhibiting russet inclusions, the vase depicting two birds with bats flying above, incised geometric and scrolling decorations to the feathers, the attached reclining beast with a fan form tail and curling tufts of hair along the spine, with matching wood stand. Length of Stand: 13 1/2 inches (34.3 cm); Height of Vase: 7 1/2 inches (19 cm)

Estimate: $3000 / 4000 8022 A Jade Carving of a Lotus Leaf and Aquatic Group The rounded triangular leaf form with incised veins, supporting a variety of ocean creatures including crabs, shrimp, a fish and a turtle, the overall exhibiting deep red and green hues, with a matching wood stand. Width: 4 1/4 inches (10.7 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 900 8023 A Jadeite Carving of a Vase with Lid Of flattened baluster form emerging behind fruitful branches with roosting birds, the lid carved en suite, the icy green and white matrix with rusty red inclusions throughout, with matching reticulated wood stand. Height of Vase: 7 inches (17.8 cm)

8024 A Jade Carving of Liu Hai Executed from a substantial dark green stone of deep russet inclusions and veins throughout, depicting a robed figure, his shoulders draped with coins suspended by a rope, seated upon a three-legged spotted toad, wood stand. Height: 9 1/2 inches (24.1 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 900 8025 A Small Jade Brush Pot Of thick cylindrical form with a smooth rounded rim, the pale yellow stone with a warm luminous quality displaying subtle milky white mottling throughout. Height: 4 inches (10.2 cm)

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 8026 Four Jade Carvings The first a yellowish-brown laughing Budhai sitting while dressed in open robes; the second a seated boy figure holding a lingzho branch over his head; the third a disc ‘bi’ of creamy hue with dark caramel and brown inclusions; the fourth a grayish-white ovoid belt buckle, carved with opposing dragon figures encircling a longevity ‘shou’ medallion. Width of Buckle: 3 1/4 inches (8.2 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 900

Estimate: $800 / 1200 8027 Three Rectangular Jade Plaques Each of pale green hue bordered by intricate stylized scroll work; the first and largest carved in relief with a scholar and attendant walking upon a bridge leading them to a pagoda in the distance; the second of a shaped form depicting a double gourd enclosing two galloping horses; the third with a children-at-play theme reversed by an inscription. Tallest: 3 1/4 inches (8.3 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200










8028 A Group of Seven Jade Hairpins

8033 A Jade Carving of a Buddha’s Hand Citron

Late Qing/Republic Period Each of pale celadon hue and curved slightly tapering form; four with ruyi-headed terminals carved with flower form longevity symbols surrounded by scroll work; three with reticulated terminals depicting bats, flowers and lingzhi, one with incised fruits to the rectangular pin. Longest: 5 1/2 inches (13.9 cm)

Of an overall tapered ovoid shape, the opposing symmetrical finger forms ascending in length and elegantly scrolling inward, surmounted by a small bat, finely incised leaves and a double gourd shape amidst the curling vines. Length: 2 1/2 inches (6.4 cm)

Estimate: $600 / 800 8029 A Green Jade Boulder Of irregular ovoid shape with rounded edges and polished surface, the stone of deep spinach green exhibiting lighter green patches amid darker areas in the rough recessed formations. Width: 7 inches (17.8 cm)

Estimate: $900 / 1300 8030 Two Rectangular White Jade Pendants The first a reticulated plaque carved with a longevity ‘shou’ character, surrounded by a scroll design and circle border; the second carved with two robed figures within a landscape, reversed by ‘Jixiang ruyi’ characters and clouds, a stylized dragon design bordering both sides. Tallest: 2 1/4 inches (5.7 cm)

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 8031 Two Jade Carvings of Animal Groups Each depicting pairs of finely carved felines coiled in opposition, with incised features and details; the first of grayish-white hue and dark brown inclusions, accompanied by lingzhi branches; the second of yellowish-white hue displaying milky white patches, shown positioned in exact opposition, intricately designed legs, paws and features. Width of Each: 2 inches (5 cm)

Estimate: $900 / 1300 8032 A Jade Figure Group Depicting five figures in various stages of repose upon layered curling lotus leaves, each holding either a lotus blossom, lingzhi branch or sphere shape, of slightly mottled pale green tone, stained fissure lines to the base, with matching wood stand. Width: 7 1/4 inches (18.4 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200


Estimate: $1000 / 1500 8034 A Greenish-White Jade Covered Censer The shallow rounded walls rising to a flared rim, flanked by intricately reticulated dragon head and loose ring handles with scrolling vine decorations and finely incised details, the domical cover surmounted by a circular finial depicting a coiled dragon, raised upon a recessed foot, finely carved and polished. Overall Width: 8 1/2 inches (21.6 cm)

Estimate: $10,000 / 13,000 8035 A Jadeite Conjoint Covered Vase In the form of three conjoined square shaped baluster vases, the two smaller vases raised upon qilin bases, each neck encircled by dragon-headed loose ring decorations, finely carved to the body with writhing dragons on both sides, the cover with a dragon finial flanked by further qilin above loose ring decorations, of mottled pale green and white hues with dark green inclusions above and on the foot. Height: 9 1/2 inches (24.1 cm) Provenance: Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, July 2009, Lot 1081.

Estimate: $6000 / 8000


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8036 A Jade Chime

8041 A Jade Feitian (Flying Apsaras)

Of rectangular form incised with a scroll design below a triangle border, each end with a ruyi head terminal, flanked at the top by scrolling dragons with a matching reticulated design below, the stone of white tones exhibiting opaque milky white inclusions. Width: 5 1/2 inches (14 cm)

The undulating spirit shown smiling while flying amidst swirling clouds, with a sash and robe billowing behind, finely incised features and details to both sides, the well polished stone of pale green color displaying light brown inclusions to the reverse. Length: 3 inches (7.6 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200

Estimate: $600 / 800

8037 Two Reticulated Jade Pendants

8042 A Carved Grayish-White Jade Figural Group

Both of rectangular shape executed from chicken bone jade, the stone exhibiting opaque hues varying from mottled white to deep mushroom; the first carved with the four characters ‘Yu tang fugui’ in openwork below a bat to the top; the second of a dragons flying amid the surrounded swirling clouds and leafy lingzhi branches. Longest: 3 1/2 inches (8.9 cm)

Depicting a reclining ram with deeply incised and curling horns, holding a large leafy lingzhi branch in its mouth next to a small robed boy at its rear, shown holding three peaches overhead with finely carved details and features, the grayish white stone mottled with milky white patches. Length: 5 inches (12.7 cm)

Estimate: $600 / 800 8038 A Jade Disc ‘Bi’ The thick circular shape pierced with a central aperture, carved to both sides with raised bosses, the celadon matrix exhibiting very slight brownish inclusions and stained fissures lines visible near the polished edge rim. Diameter: 4 1/8 inches (10.5 cm)

Estimate: $600 / 800 8039 Two Reticulated White Jade Pendants Both of overall ovoid shape with two flattened sides; the fist depicting a lotus blossom between ‘jixing’ lucky character symbols; the second displaying an incised flower basket holding a peony amidst scrolling vines. Length of Each: 2 1/4 inches (5.7 cm)

Estimate: $500 / 700 8040 An Enamel-Decorated Mirror with a Carved Jade Handle Republic Period The circular back and rounded rim molded and enameled with a ‘Bogu’ theme, displaying several vessels and seasonal flowers amidst other objects, attached to the handle by a double-sided enameled bat bracket, the handle mounted with a jade belt buckle depicting a carved chilong clambering towards a dragon head terminal. Full Length: 13 1/4 inches (33.7 cm)

Estimate: $1500 / 2500


Estimate: $7000 / 8000 8043 A Carved Archaistic Jade Tiger Pendant The flat, slightly arched plaque terminating in tiger heads at both ends, opaque creamy caramel colored stone carved in shallow relief with stylistic scrolls and incised lines. Length: 4 inches (10.2 cm)

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 8044 An Archaistic Jade Disc ‘Bi’ The opaque and mottled caramel colored stone displaying white and soft green inclusions, with a continuous design of carved stylistic scroll work to both sides, incised details and a plain smoothly polished exterior rim. Diameter: 3 inches (7.6 cm)

Estimate: $900 / 1300





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8045 A Carved Greenish-White Jade Pendant

8049 A Group of Five Jade Carvings

Depicting two ducks sitting in opposition with their legs tucked under their bodies, shown sharing a millet sprig and lingzhi branch in their mouths, both with well incised feathers and features to the smoothly rounded stone. Length: 2 3/4 inches (7 cm)

Qing Dynasty and Later The stones varying in color from white to deep mottled green, exhibiting brown and apple green inclusions with natural fissure lines; the four belt buckles with dragon head terminals, two displaying carved chilong figures clambering upon each body; the fourth a small tapered hair pin topped by a simple yet stylized phoenix head. Longest: 3 1/2 inches (8.9 cm)

Estimate: $2000 / 3000 8046 A Carved Grayish-White Jade Pendant The overall flattened form showing a child standing upon a reclining lion figure, both holding a common ribbon suspending a sphere form, incised features and details throughout. Height: 2 1/2 inches (6.4 cm)

Estimate: $2000 / 3000 8047 A Carved Jade Pendant Depicting a well carved reclining feline figure holding a lingzhi branch in its mouth, rounded polished form with incised details, the stone of deep green tone fading to brownish patches on the underside and head, displaying thin red veins throughout. Length: 2 inches (5.1 cm)

Estimate: $1100 / 1200 8048 A Pair of Carved Jadeite Covered Vases Qing Dynasty Both of flattened pear form, the body encircled by thinly carved branches supporting delicate flower blossoms and ruyi head shaped leaves with ridged edges, the icy mottled green matrix displaying inclusions of brilliant apple green, caramel and dark green to both vases, raised upon matching reticulated wood stand carved with melon branches. Height of Each: 5 inches (12.7 cm)

Estimate: $16,000 / 18,000

Estimate: $1500 / 2500 8050 A Small Square Jade Covered Vessel Zigang Mark, Qing Dynasty Of tapered rectangular shape carved to each side with a figural landscape scene and a two-character mark, the white stone exhibiting pale yellowish-brown patches heightened by russet stained fissure lines, with a matching reticulated wood stand and lid of stylized scroll work, topped by an amethyst elephant form finial. Overall Height: 3 1/4 inches (8.2 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200 8051 Three Small Jade Carvings The first a feline group shown encircling and laying upon on another, incised details heightened by the opaque cream and mushroom hues, wood stand; the second a seated pale green Budhai figure with pronounced features, wood stand; the third a miniature lotus leaf form washer, mounted to a silver metal stand decorated with waves below a single lotus bud inlaid with a turquoise bead. Height of Figure: 1 1/2 inches (3.8 cm); Width of Cat: 2 1/2 (6.4 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200 8052 Two White Jade Carvings The first a recumbent water buffalo with a figure clambering up its side while grasping its horn, Delicately incised and textured details; the second a reticulated flower-form plaque, incised scroll border encircling a crane carving to the center. Diameter of Plaque: 2 1/8 inches (5.4 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200











8053 A Covered Jade Vase

8058 Two Rectangular Jade Plaques

Of simple design, the flattened and compressed body flanked by curving ‘s’ form handles extending upward with a scrolling loop decoration, the lid carved en suite with a hollowed rectangular shaped finial, raised upon a short spreading foot, of pale mottled greenish-white hue with small milky white inclusions. Width: 6 3/4 inches (17.1 cm)

The first of pale green with rounded corners, carved in shallow relief with a scholar and attendant in a garden setting of large jagged rocks and pine trees; the second of deep green hue carved to the front with two children beneath a flying bat; both plaques reversed by inscriptions and topped by archaistic dragon scrolls to both sides. Largest: 2 1/2 inches (6.4 cm)

Estimate: $1500 / 2500 8054 A Group of Fine Nephrite Pebbles Each of a smooth, rounded and irregular pebble shape, pale green hues fading into warm yellow tones, some displaying milky white mottling with russet stained fissure lines and inclusions, well polished. Longest: 2 inches (5.1 cm)

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 8055 Two Jade Belt Buckles Both of ovoid form carved with either a bird resting upon a lotus flower in openwork, or incised with a scholar and attendant beneath a large pine tree, the first fitted to a gilt metal mount. Width of Second: 3 1/4 inches (8.2 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 900 8056 Two Jade Carvings Ming/Qing Dynasty The first a disc ‘bi ‘carved in the form of a coiled dragon fish, the thinly sectioned brownish-white stone of attractive soft tone displaying dark brown and white cloud inclusions; the second a circular pendant, centered with a mobile flower head, enclosed by four reticulated chilong, the stone of fairly even grayish-white tone. Outer Diameter of the First: 3 1/4 inches (8.4 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200 8057 Two Small Reticulated Wood Table Screens Inset with Jade and Stone Jade Plaque: 17th/18th Century Each set within a reticulated wood frame displaying intricate c-scrolls and knot patterns, supported in an easel stand with matching spandrels and aprons; the first with a square stone plaque of russet and deep cream hues; the second with a rectangular openwork jade carving depicting a dragon entwined within jagged rockwork and lingzhi branches. Tallest: 7 inches (17.8 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 900


Estimate: $900 / 1300 8059 Two Greenish-White Jade Animals The first a recumbent ram with stylized legs tucked beneath it’s body, thin spiraled horns with incised details including a leafy lingzhi branch displayed upon its hind quarters; the second a snarling unicorn beast in a reclining position, incised scroll detail above each leg terminating in clawed feet, the curling double tail resting to either side. Longest: 3 inches (7.6 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 900 8060 A Carved Jade Boulder Of irregular ovoid shape carved in high relief, depicting two figures standing upon a cliff ledge overlooking a bridge leading to a pagoda, all beneath the shade of an impressive pine tree with undercut branches, the pale celadon color emerging from and reversed by the deep mottled russet skin. Height: 5 3/4 inches (14.6 cm)

Estimate: $2000 / 3000 8061 A Yellow Jade Duck 17th/18th Century The flattened form ascending to an arched neck and bulbous back-turned head, holding a double lingzhi branch in its mouth above its back, finely incised feathers and detailing heightened by deep russet inclusions and patches of speckled black color. Width: 2 1/4 inches (5.7 cm)

Estimate: $2500 / 3500







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8062 A Fine White Jade Pendant

8067 Two Small Jade and Hardstone Disc ‘Bi’

Qing Dynasty Exquisitely carved with entwining and serpentined dragons forming the overall rectangular shape, incised details and scroll work to the rounded forms, the stone of even white tone throughout exhibiting natural fissure lines, set in a scrolling yellow gold mounting. Length of Jade: 2 1/2 inches (6.4 cm)

The first of pale greenish-white jade exhibiting striped inclusions of dark caramel, incised to both sides with ‘c’ scroll patterns; the second of opaque mottled cream stone, carved to one side with a chilong encircling the circular aperture, reversed by filled metallic Chinese characters. Diameter: 2 1/4 inches (5.7 cm)

Estimate: $6000 / 8000 8063 Two Small Jade and Shoushan Stone Carvings Qing Dynasty and Later The first an openwork jade pendant in the form of the Chinese ‘fu’ character or prosperity symbol, the even white toned stone smoothly carved with rounded edges; the second of an irregular pebble form with a flattened base, incised with a small bird flying above a flowering tree reversed by a plantain tree and rock work. Tallest: 2 inches (5.1 cm)

Estimate: $1200 / 1800 8064 An Oval Silver Box Inset with a White Jade Plaque The hinged lid with a rounded ovoid jade plaque finely carved in relief with a flowering plumb blossom branch, the creamy stone exhibiting soft caramel inclusions, mounted to a silver box rising to a petal form rim, decorated to the walls with leafy floral sprigs and bamboo, stamped ‘silver’ to the base. Width of Plaque: 4 1/4 inches (10.8 cm)

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 8065 A Group of White Jade Pendants The first a double dragon cartouche enclosing a lotus plant; the second a bell shape with incised archaistic decorations; the third depicting two figures beneath a parasol and surrounded by lotus flowers; the fourth a figure with two bats and a fish below. Largest: 3 inches (7.6 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200 8066 Two White Jade Carvings The first depicting a ram group centered around a sphere form, each with their legs tucked beneath their bodies, the translucent hue with milky white inclusions, incised features and fur; the second a pair of cranes in opposition, shown holding a common lingzhi branch above curling waves, with delicately incised feathers. Tallest: 2 1/2 inches (6.4 cm)

Estimate: $1000 / 1500


Estimate: $800 / 1200 8068 An Oval Serpentine Plaque with Overlay Flower Decoration Republic Period The stone plaque of a translucent mottled pale green and natural fissure lines, overlaid with an elaborate leafy peony bush carved from vibrantly colored stones, shown growing from behind a group of cavernous garden rocks, with a finely reticulated wood stand depicting stylized lotus scrolls, raised upon ruyi headed supports decorated with further scroll work. Overall Height: 17 3/8 (44.1 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200 8069 An Imitation Amber Carving of a Boy and Fish Depicting the youthful figure perched upon a large scaly fish amidst curling waves, a small dragon is shown striding along an incised ribbon form issuing from the fish’s mouth, with a matching reticulated wood stand carved with floral meanders. Width: 3 1/2 inches (8.9 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 900 8070 A Carved Pink Tourmaline Pendant Of overall cylindrical form, the stone of a vibrant luminescent pink hue, carved in relief with a bat upon a large peach fruit surrounded by lingzhi, suspended by a knotted red chord. Height of Pendant: 1 1/2 inches (3.8 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200

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8071 A Soapstone Seal

8075 A Large Carved Stone Boulder

Carved ‘Qi Baishi’, Dated Guiyou (1933) Of simple rectangular form, carved to the top with peony flowers and birds, the seal face carved in yin form with four characters, reading ‘Jin shi qi yuan’, one side incised ‘Guiyou qiu jiuyue Baishi ke’ (carved by Baishi in September, Autumn of 1933) in a vertical line. Height: 3 1/2 inches (9 cm) Published: ‘Ming Qing GeJia Xianzhang Yuan Yin Jingpin’ (Fine Original Casual Seals from Ming and Qing Dynasties), Miao Bin, Lantian Publish House, Pl. 145.

Of smoothly rounded and irregular shape, carved with a figure wearing a straw hat on horseback beneath a densely flowering plum blossom tree with a pagoda in the background, all of a rich yellowish-orange stone emerging from thickly layered cream colored dripping formations on top, the reverse exhibiting deep red and milky white inclusions, carved in relief with stairs leading to a nestled thatch work house and tree, attached to a matching wood stand. Height: 12 3/4 inches (32.4 cm)

Estimate: $1200 / 1800 8072 A Rock Crystal Figure of a Standing Female Warrior Possibly depicting the female warrior ‘Hu guiying’, dressed in layers of armor finely incised with a scale design enclosed by a border of triangular patterns, further embellished with floral emblems to the collar and shoulders, with matching headdress and cylindrical sword. Height: 9 inches (22.9 cm)

Estimate: $2500 / 3500 8073 A Set of Soapstone Immortals Decorated with Inlaid Beads Each shown seated and dressed in delicately incised robes of scrolling flowers, clouds and various symbol medallions, bordered by inlaid red and turquoise colored beads, each accompanied by a unique attribute such as a lotus flower, double gourd and tasseled fan, each with a matching wood stand. Tallest: 4 1/2 inches (11.4 cm)

Estimate: $1500 / 2500 8074 A Large Pieced Stone Sculpture The upper jagged ovoid section executed from chicken’s blood stone of brilliant red inclusions, carved in high relief with a mountain top building compound amidst impressive trees and rock work, the compound seamlessly continuing to the gray stone base, all beneath a full moon engulfed by swirling clouds. Height: 15 3/4 inches (40 cm)

Estimate: $8000 / 12000


Estimate: $5000 / 7000 8076 A Gold Fleck-Suffused Transparent Brown Glass Vase Qianlong Mark Heavily constructed, the elegant baluster form with an extended flared rim, the yellowish-brown hue scattered with golden flecks visible throughout, the shoulder encircled by a textured faux sash finished with a bow at the front, the slightly recessed base with a four-character Qianlong mark within a square cartouche. Height: 10 1/2 inches (26.7 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200 8077 Two Transparent Monochrome Peking Glass Wares Late 19th/20th Century Both of yellowish-brown hues; the first an ovoid cup displaying a diamond-cut engraving of a crane and deer alternating with a stylized ruyi head design; the second a small bowl with deep rounded walls rising to a flared rim. Height of Cup: 2 1/2 inches (6.4 cm); Diameter of Bowl: 4 1/2 inches (11.4 cm)

Estimate: $500 / 700 8078 An Enamel-Decorated Glass Bottle Qianlong Mark The bulbous body ascending to a tall, slightly flared rim, delicately enameled with a beauty reclining upon jagged rockwork within a colorful and lush rose garden, two boys play at her side while she fans herself next to a bowl of peaches and flower blossoms, reversed by an inscriptions and two seals, the short foot rim encircling the four-character mark. Height: 4 1/2 inches (11.4 cm)

Estimate: $1000 / 1500










Snuff Bottles 8080 A Jade Snuff Bottle

8086 Three Porcelain Snuff Bottles

With a compressed flattened form, the evenly toned stone of a deep monochromatic celadon hue, the stopper of a amber color with metal collar. Height: 2 3/4 inches (6.9 cm)

Qing Dynasty All well hollowed; the first a blue and white baluster form bottle with a Yongzheng six-character mark to the base, Daoguang period, jade stopper; the second of simple cylindrical form 19th century bottle, painted in underglaze copper-red and deep blue with a dragon, the underside with a Chenghua mark, red stopper; the third a blue and white bottle decorated with lotus and scrolls, the base with a Qianlong mark, green quartz stopper. Tallest: 3 1/4 inches (8.2 cm)

Estimate: $500 / 700 8081 Two Agate Snuff Bottles 19th Century and Later Both of compressed spherical form; the first of ivory, mushroom and golden honey hues heightened by carvings of a cloud-surrounded full moon and a bat, coral stopper; the second with a well hollowed body of pale brown, dark brown and amber colored striations throughout, mottled brown hardstone stopper. Tallest: 3 inches (7.6 cm)

Estimate: $600 / 800 8082 Three Agate Snuff Bottles The first in the form of a fish with brownish inclusions and incised details, glass stopper; the second of elongated shape and deep caramel hue, carved with birds and insects flying amidst a plum blossom tree, jade stopper; the third of compressed well hollowed shape with a wide mouth, flanked by faux lion mask and ring handles, mottled pale brown hue, glass stopper. Tallest: 3 inches (7.6 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 900 8083 A Cloisonné-Enameled Snuff Bottle Of flattened rectangular form with rounded corners, depicting a dragon reversed by a phoenix surrounded by swirling clouds, the sides with either a flower or a flaming pearl, the stopper designed en suite. Height: 2 3/4 inches (6.9 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 900 8084 Two Metal Snuff Bottles Inset with Jade Both of flattened form; the first of rectangular shape, one jade side with a mottled russet skin, mounted to chrysanthemum decorated metal, fixed to a wood base; the second of ovoid form inset with rounded jade plaques to each side, the metal decorated with inlaid coral and turquoise beads surrounded by wire scrolls. Height of Second: 4 inches (10.1 cm)

Estimate: $600 / 800 8085 Two Snuff Bottles Late 19th/20th Century The first of flattened ovoid shape beneath carved creatures clambering upon the surrounding rockwork, dark green stopper; the second a pear form, inlaid with turquoise fragments surrounding mother-of-pearl floriate reserves, incised with a beauty and inscription verso, Qianlong mark to the base, associated green hardstone stopper. Tallest: 3 1/4 inches (8.2 cm)

Estimate: $500 / 700


Estimate: $800 / 1200 8087 Two Porcelain Snuff Bottles First Bottle: Daoguang Mark and Period The first of flattened globular form, displaying a landscape scene and figures with inscription, ‘Daoguang’ four-character mark to the base, carnelian stopper; the second a well hollowed cylindrical form depicting women bathing, with a mark to the base, green hardstone stopper Tallest: 3 3/4 inches (9.5 cm)

Estimate: $500 / 700 8088 Two Rock Crystal Snuff Bottles Rounded Rectangular Bottle: 1800-1860 Both well hollowed with wide mouths; the first of a grayish-brown hue with flattened bulbous form; the second of rounded rectangular form, displaying carvings of trees and flowers to the clear body, crystal stopper. Tallest: 2 3/4 inches (6.9 cm)

Estimate: $600 / 800 8089 A Quartz Snuff Bottle 1800-1880 Elongated ovoid form of luminescent brown hues, well hollowed with a wide mouth, carved in shallow relief with chrysanthemum flowers reversed by peach branches, ivory stopper. Height: 2 3/4 inches (6.9 cm)

Estimate: $600 / 800 8090 A Peking Glass Snuff Bottle 1780-1880 Of well hollowed oblong shape with a flat lip and foot surrounded by a footrim, the red overlay depciting double gourds growing upon scrolling vines, jade stopper. Height: 3 inches (7.6 cm)

Estimate: $400 / 600


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8091 An Agate Snuff Bottle

8097 A Carved Crystal ‘Basket’ Snuff Bottle

The deep red stone of well hollowed form and wide mouth, carved in relief depicting a sage and attendant resting within a landscape of buildings and pine trees, reversed by a corresponding scene with a bat overhead, heightened by rich caramel and gray inclusions, vibrant bluish-green stone stopper. Height: 3 inches (7.6 cm)

Qing Dynasty Of well hollowed ovoid form and wide mouth, intricate basket weave design to the body between rope form bands above the shoulder and encircling the base, green stopper. Height: 2 3/4 inches (6.9 cm)

Estimate: $900 / 1300

Estimate: $600 / 800

8092 A Carved Agate Snuff Bottle

8098 Two Red Overlay Glass Snuff Bottles

Of well hollowed compressed form and wide mouth, the soft honey hue carved in relief to the front using the mottled mushroom skin to depict two ducks resting upon rocks, flanked by carved plants, matching stopper. Height: 2 1/2 inches (6.3 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 900 8093 Two Crystal Snuff Bottles 1780-1860 Each of flattened well hollowed form with a wide mouth; the first of rounded rectangular shape, red stone stopper; the second of tapered shape and faux elongated mask and ring handles, green stone stopper. Tallest: 2 3/4 inches (6.2 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200 8094 Two Carved Snuff Bottles 1800-1880 Both well hollowed; the first in the form of a smoky colored bitter melon with a textured and lobed body, coral stopper; the second of ovoid form carved in relief with a continuous figural landscape, the mushroom colored stone with purple and golden inclusions, stopper. Tallest: 2 1/2 inches (6.3 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200 8095 Two Snuff Bottles 19th/Early 20th Century Both well hollowed; the first of rounded rectangular form, the dark smoky glass incised with a bird, tree and female immortal, all heightened with gilt paint, stone stopper; the second a dark hardstone with slight brown striations, carved with flowers and bamboo to either side, stone stopper. Tallest: 2 3/4 inches (6.9 cm)

18th/19th Century Both with well hollowed forms; the first a longevity themed double gourd, decorated with bats, peaches and ‘shou’ symbols, green stone stopper; the second of flattened ovoid shape depicting a deer and crane beneath pine trees, flanked by faux mask and ring handles, orange stopper. Tallest: 2 3/4 inches (6.9 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 900 8099 Two Overlay Glass Snuff Bottles 18th/19th Century Each of elongated and well hollowed ovoid form; the first with carved blue glass to a transparent ground, depicting a deer and crane beneath large pine trees, matching stopper; the second of red floral overlay with birds and butterflies to a pale yellow ground, stopper. Tallest: 3 inches (7.6 cm)

Estimate: $900 / 1300 8100 An Enameled-Metal Double Gourd Snuff Bottle Decorated with flower blossoms and double gourds in blue, yellow and purple issuing from leafy scrolling vines, the twin forms conjoined at the shoulder and body, both stamped ‘silver’ to the base. Height: 2 1/2 inches (6.3 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 900 8101 A Gilt Ground Porcelain Snuff Bottle Qianlong Mark Of well hollowed ovoid form, the golden ground painted with a butterfly hovering above flowers and garden rocks, reversed by an inscription, the four-character mark on the base, stopper. Height: 2 3/4 inches (6.9 cm)

Estimate: $900 / 1300

Estimate: $600 / 800

8096 A Red Glass Snuff Bottle

8102 Two Jade Snuff Bottles

1750-1820 Of well hollowed ovoid form, displaying floral medallions to both sides framed by arched ribbing ascending to the neck, coral stopper. Height: 2 1/2 inches (6.3 cm)

Estimate: $400 / 600


1800-1860 Each of an organic shape; the first a hardstone pebble form with natural russet striations and matching stopper; the second of elongated form with tapered tip, dark brown and small milky inclusions, coral stopper. Longest: 4 1/2 inches (11.4 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 900








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Property from a Bay Area Private Collector

Property of Various Owners

8103 Liu Shouben (b. 1943): An Inside-Painted Glass Snuff Bottle

8106 A White Jade Snuff Bottle

Signed Liu Shouben, Dated ‘Gengshen’, Corresponding to 1980 Of rounded well hollowed rectangular form with a low footrim, finely painted to one side with a peaceful winter scene of a woman standing holding a gnarled staff, an inscription with one seal above, reversed by a pair of ducks in flight beneath a full moon, signed, dated, with a ‘yin’ seal; rose quartz stopper. Height: 2 1/2 inches (6.3 cm)

Of flattened well hollowed ovoid form, delicately carved to one side with a cat chasing a butterfly overhead, a plantain tree and bamboo stalk to either side, a naturally stained fissure line to the left side, yellow stopper. Height: 2 1/2 inches (6.4 cm)

Provenance: Acquired by the previous owner from the Artist while he was visiting the United States.

8107 A Carved Coral Snuff Bottle*

Estimate: $1500 / 2500

Note: Accompanied by certificate issued by Orientations, Monterey, California.

The slightly curved cylindrical form encircled by a relief carving of a dragon amidst swirling clouds, above rocks and crashing waves, incised details throughout, coral stopper, ivory stand. Height: 2 1/2 inches (6.4 cm)

Estimate: $1000 / 1500

Estimate: $900 / 1300

8104 Ma Shaoxuan (1894-1900): An Inside-Painted Glass Snuff Bottle

8108 A Fine Enameled Glass Snuff Bottle

Of rounded rectangular form, well hollowed, with a flat lip and low foot, painted to the interior with butterflies amidst white begonia flowers below an inscription and seal, the reverse with a poem and seal of ‘Shaoxuan’, signed; green hardstone stopper. Height: 2 3/4 inches (6.9 cm)

Qianlong Mark Of well hollowed, flattened bulbous shape with a flat lip and raised on a short foot, intricately and masterfully enameled to the exterior, displaying a basket filled with an abundance of vibrant seasonal flowers and fruits, gilt metal stopper, the four-character mark to the recessed base. Height: 2 1/2 inches (6.3 cm)

Provenance; Originally from the Clara Z. Newell snuff bottle collection.

Estimate: $1000 / 1500

Exhibited: Orientations, Monterey, California, June 12 - August 7, 2010.

8109 Two Agate Snuff Bottles

Note: Accompanied by a certificate and original receipt.

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 8105 An Inside-Painted Glass Snuff Bottle Signed Ye Zhongsan, Dated ‘Renzi’, Corresponding 1912 Of rounded rectangular form with a flat lip and low foot, painted to the interior with a continuous landscape displaying a ‘Children-at-Play’ theme upon a translucent frosted ground, dated and signed to one side, with a ‘yin’ seal painted in red, pink stone stopper. Height: 2 3/4 inches (6.9 cm) Note: ‘Children at Play’ is one of Ye’s well-known subjects, which he began to use in 1896 and continued throughout his career. For other examples of the same subject by Ye Zhongsan, see Christie’s, New York, 17 September 2008, lot 84; Christie’s, New York, 19 September 2007, lot 648; Sotheby’s, London, 2 July 1984, lot 112; and ‘The Collector’s Book of Snuff Bottles’ by B. Stevens, no. 923.

Estimate: $1000 / 1500


Each of well hollowed, flattened ovoid form with wide mouth and raised on a short foot; the larger of an iron-red and cream colored stone, carved with faux mask and ring handles to either side, jade stopper; the smaller executed from a stone exhibiting vivid lines and natural patterns of deep red, ivory and gray hues, carnelian stopper. Tallest: 3 1/4 inches (8.2 cm)

Estimate: $600 / 800 8110 A Hardstone Snuff Bottle 1800-1860 Of flattened well hollowed form, the rich brown and cream hued stone smoothly carved and polished into a rounded rectangular shape, green stone stopper. Height: 2 1/2 inches (6.3 cm)

Estimate: $400 / 600

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We are very pleased to have the opportunity to offer our second series of fine Chinese Glass from the Ina and Sandford Gadient collection, following a successful first sale in our Fine Asian Art Auction held in December 2010. The upcoming session is comprised of seventeen lots of fine Chinese glass art objects, most from the 18th to 19th centuries, representing some of the most popular styles and decorative motifs in this highly regarded and sophisticated art. The Gadients’ collection of nearly four hundred pieces of Chinese glass is the culmination of their passion for the Chinese fine art, their diligent study, and their focused, careful and selective acquisition from the United States and abroad over the past four decades. Selections from the Gadients’ renowned collection have been exhibited nationally and internationally, including the following locations: Corning Museum of Glass, New York Lowe Museum at University of Miami, Florida New Orleans Art Museum, Louisiana Norton Museum Of Art, Palm Beach, Florida Honolulu Academy of Art, Hawaii Lentz Center for Asian Culture at the University of Nebraska


Fine Chinese Glass from the Ina and Sandford Gadient Collection Part II Lots 8111 - 8127


8111 A Rare Archaistic Purple-Blue Glass ‘Ding’-Form Vessel Qianlong Mark and of the Period Heavily constructed, the square-shaped vessel supported by four lion form cabriole legs, flanked by two faux mask-and-ring handles, each side decorated within a recessed panel with a pair of facing chilong raised against a ground filled with geometric patterns, framed by bands with incised detail, the base carved with a ‘Qianlong nian zhi’ four-character seal mark. Height: 5 1/2 inches (14 cm) Provenance: Acquired during a trip to the West Coast in the late 1990’s. Note: The shape of the present glass vessel is rare and unusual. Its solid-looking appearance and its geometric pattern appear to have borrowed the design from an archaic bronze ‘ding’. The stepped design of the mouth rim indicates the vessel may originally have been made with a matching lid.

Estimate: $7000 / 9000

8111 Mark

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8112 An Unusual Opaque Pink Glass Standing Guanyin 18th Century Heavily built, the Goddess of Compassion with a benign face, wearing long robes and celestial scarf, holding a vase in her outstretched hands, the glass of subdued hue displaying intriguing striations. Height: 10 1/4 inches (26 cm) Provenance: Originally from the Peter and Traudi Plesch Collection. Acquired from Butterfields & Butterfields, San Francisco during the 1990’s.

Estimate: $5000 / 7000




8113 A Red Overlay-Decorated Double-Gourd Glass Vase

8114 A Red and Yellow Glass Overlay Double-Gourd Vase

18th Century The cranberry red overlay applied to the sides of the semi-clear vase, finely carved to depict additional double-gourds borne by leafy vines, the overlay also applied to the base to form a gently concaved circular foot. Height: 5 1/2 inches (14 cm)

18th Century The double-gourd form vase of rich semi-translucent yellow, contrasting the ruby-red overlay carved with additional leafy gourds and vines. Height: 5 1/4 inches (13.3 cm)

Estimate: $4000 / 6000

Provenance: Acquired from a dealer in Texas during late 1990’s.

Estimate: $4000 / 6000

Note: For centuries the double-gourd has been one of the most popular motifs in Chinese art. In Chinese culture, the double gourd (hulu) is associated with many auspicious phenomena. It is an important symbol in Daoist tradition, representing the entrance to another world. It is the attribute of the Daoist immortal, Li Tieguai and is a symbol of self-containment and immortality. When spoken in Mandarin, ‘hulu’ sounds similar to the Chinese words for ‘protection’ and ‘good fortune’. Since the gourd contains many seeds it is also associated with fertility.


8115 A Velvet Winter Chao Guan (Official Hat) and Three Dingzhu (Hat Finial) Qing Dynasty The hat with an upturned brim and covered with red silk floss tassels, topped by a brass mounted, opaque blue glass finial associated with the fourth rank, with a peacock feather and a decorative braid; the three glass hat finials each mounted with detailed gilt brass, of either transparent blue, clear, or pink color, associated with the third, fifth, and seventh rank respectively. Overall Height of Tallest Finial: 2 1/4 inches (5.7 cm) Note: There were nine levels of civil rank in the Qing court; the higher the number, the lower the rank. “Officials of the seventh rank and below were not eligible for the peacock feather (‘lingin Chinese). However, they could be awarded the ‘lanling’ , the blue feathzhi’ er, for their services. This lingzhi was similar to the peacock feather except that it had no peacock feather ‘eyes’’. From ‘Imperial Wardrobe’ by Gary Dickson & Linda Wrigglesworth, Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, California, 2000.

Estimate: $1800 / 2500 8115

8116 A Peking Glass Court Necklace Qing Dynasty Strung with one hundred -and-eight bright blue glass beads, separated by three larger size mauve glass beads, the three subsidiary strings each with ten rose red-colored beads, ending in a tear drop pendant made from amber mauve and blue glass, the counterweight a rounded square pink glass pendant, finished with a metal-mounted green glass bead top. Length: 38 inches (97 cm)

Estimate: $1500 / 2500




8117 A Pair of Yellow Glass ‘Lotus Leaf ’ Bowls Mid Qing Dynasty Each of deep rounded form, modeled in the form of a lotus leaf with scalloped rim folding over the edge, the exterior carved in relief with an egret and butterfly amidst luxuriant lotus plants, supported on a root encircling the foot, with gently incised lines indicating the veins of a lotus leaf. Diameter: 5 /34 inches (14.7 cm)

Estimate: $4000 / 6000



8119 8118 A Fine Transparent Ruby Red Glass Bowl 18th/19th Century Its rounded, flared walls rising to an everted rim, carved to the exterior in high relief with a continuous design of birds, blooming branches, and rocks between two raised bands, the straight circular foot encircling a slightly recessed foot. Diameter: 6 1/2 inches (16.5 cm) Exhibited: St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Art, Florida, January 1999 - May 1999. Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Florida, December 1999 - January 2000.

Estimate: $4000 / 6000 8119 Mark 8119 A Yellow Glass Dragon Vase Qianlong Mark, 18th/19th Century Heavily constructed from opalescent glass, the exterior of the evenly-hued lemon yellow vase carved in layered relief with two confronting rampant dragons emerging from minutely rendered crashing waves, the gently recessed base carved with ‘Qianlong bingshen’ (corresponding to1776). Height: 7 inches (17.8 cm) Provenance: Acquired from an Asian Art Dealer in Philadelphia during 1980’s.

Estimate: $2000 / 3000


8120 A Carved White Glass Bottle Vase Qianlong Mark and of the Period The slightly tapered oval body carved in high relief with magpies perched either on flowering plum branches, or on fantastic rocks, supported by a tall foot decorated with vertical lappets, ‘padded’ by a layer of semi-translucent white glass footpad, its gently waisted neck carved with lotus and scrolls above a raised band, the canted wide rim displaying three neat layers of glass of different shades; with a wheel-cut ‘Qianlong nian zhi’ mark to the lightly recessed base. Height: 10 inches (25.4 cm) Provenance: Originally from the Margaret and Philip Hilmes’ Collection. Acquired directly from Mrs. Hilmes in the 1990s in Kansas City. Exhibited: Lentz Center for Asian Culture, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, October 1994 - January 1995. Note: A very similarly crafted example, but in snuff bottle format, is illustrated and discussed in ‘Arts of Asia’, Volume 28, Number 6, November 1998, Pl. .26, P. 53. Magpies amidst flowering plum branches is a frequent theme in Chinese art. Magpie (‘Xique’ in Chinese) shares homophone ‘xi’ for happiness, and hence is considered an auspicious bird that brings good fortune. The pronunciation for ‘plum’ in Mandarin is identical to that for ‘eyebrow’. The scene of magpie birds on top of blooming plum branches thus corresponds to the pun, ‘xi shang mei shao’, or “happiness on the eyebrow”; i.e., wearing a joyful and happy mood and facial expression.

Estimate: $4000 / 6000

8120 Mark



8121 Mark 8121 An Opaque Pink Glass Vase with a Diamond-Point Engraved Landscape Qianlong Mark, 18th Century The baluster form vase finely engraved around its exterior walls with a scene depicting a water and mountain-surrounded village with a residential compound and a pagoda, populated with figures fishing on boats or enjoying pleasant simple activities with animals running around, all details well rendered and heightened with grayish color, the rounded low foot rim encircling the recessed base, centered with the gilt-washed ‘Six-Character Mark’ in seal script. Height: 8 3/8 inches (21.3 cm) Note: Diamond-point engraving is a technique especially effective for glass decoration, typically accomplished by using a diamond-tipped needle held in a pen. It was believed that such techniques were in use in the Roman times and was introduced to China by Dutch Jesuit missionaries during the late 17th Century. Diamond-point engraving was later superseded by wheel engraving, which results in a smoother finish. Another diamond-point engraved green glass vase bearing a very similarly executed SixCharacter Qianlong Mark is recorded and illustrated in ‘Elegance and Radiance’, The Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2000, no. 103, p. 276.

Estimate: $5000 / 7000


8122 8122 A Large Amethyst Glass Deep Charger 19th Century Barbed rim with canted edges, the wide cavetto finely shaped with ribs to present flower petals, descending to a slightly sunken circular floor, finished to an elegant profile; the matrix displaying intriguing hues and numerous fine bubbles. Diameter: 13 1/4 inches (33.7 cm) Note: The shape of the present dish suggests Western design influence. This type of design has been discussed and commented by Peter Plesch.

Estimate: $2500 / 4000 8123 A Large Reconstituted Amber Vase Qianlong Mark The rounded square vase with a waisted neck and a wide flat rim, each of the side walls decorated with raised design of flowers, exotic birds, or insects within a shaped panel, the shoulder surrounded with layered lotus petals, its short circular foot below a band of vertical pallets encircling a ‘Qianlong nian zhi’ mark to the recessed base. Height: 10 1/4 inches (26 cm) Exhibited: Lentz Center of Asian Culture, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, October 1994 - January 1995.

Estimate: $2500 / 3500



8123 Mark

8124 8124 A Pair of Multi-Color Overlay-Decorated Glass Vases Qianlong Marks, 18th/19th Century Each with an oval body rising to a slightly waisted neck, the bubble and black speck-suffused ground with overlaid decoration carved through glasses of blue, red, dark brown, and light brown-striated green to represent leafy lotus flowers issuing from waves surrounding the foot, the neck decorated with two carefully detailed feline-handles below a row of bosses topped by a wide band with incised ‘leiwen’ pattern; the recessed base carved with a ‘Qianlong nian zhi’ fourcharacter seal mark. Height: 7 1/4 inches (18.4 cm)

8124 Mark

Note: A very similar example, also from the Gadients’ collection, dated as 18th century, unmarked at the base, is illustrated and recorded in ‘Treasures of Chinese Glass Work shops: Selection from the Ina and Sandford Gadient Collection’, Asiantiques Inc., Florida, 1997, No. 55, p. 70.

Estimate: $3500 / 5000


8125 Two Carved ‘Imitation Coral’ Glass Figures Qing Dynasty Each of bearded figures with an animated facial expression, one holding a bamboo stalk, the other a double-gourd. Height of First Figure: 4 3/4 inches (12.1 cm)

Estimate: $2000 / 3000


8126 A Milky White Glass Brush Pot with Enamel Decoration Of simple cylindrical form, painted around the exterior walls in enamels with an auspicious theme of ripe peaches and blooming flowers borne upon leafy branches. Height: 5 1/2 inches (14 cm)

Estimate: $1000 / 1500




8127 Reverse view

8127 Two Peking Glass Belt Buckles Green Belt Buckle: Qianlong Period Both of rectangular form built with two buttons to the underside, the first of pleasant transparent green color, finely carved in relatively high relief with two rams and a crane in a rocky setting, filled with lush trees, one of the underside buttons rendered in the form of a lion head; the second executed from attractive milky white glass simulating white nephrite, the surfaces left undecorated to accentuate the soft luster of the matrix. Measurements of Green Belt Buckle: 1 5/8 x 3 1/8 inches (4.4 x 7.9 cm)

Estimate: $1800 / 2500



Ivory, Coral and Horn Carvings Lots 8130 - 8181


8130 An Ivory Standing Guanyin and Boy*

8134 A Reticulated Ivory Fruit and Buddha’s Hand Citron Group*

The willowy figure dressed in long robes with incised wave and floral designs heightened by black pigments, her tall chignon covered by a hooded garment, holding a ruyi scepter with a boy and dragon near her foot, a carved mark to the base, matching reticulated wood stand. Height: 12 1/2 inches (31.8 cm)

The central peach and citron displayed in a shallow lobed dish overflowing to one side with an abundance of leafy and curling grape vines, birds and floral sprays surrounding the finger like citron, each fruits’ reticulated walls revealing interior miniature landscape scenes with figures and pagodas, matching reticulated wood stand. Width of Carving: 11 inches (27.9 cm)

Estimate: $900 / 1300 8131 Two Ivory Carvings of Beauties* The graceful figures depicted wearing modest garments with delicately carved features, hands and incised hair; the first holding a small cup while pulling her robes over her arm; the second shown completing her long braid with a thin hair tie; each attached to a matching wood base. Height of Tallest: 12 1/2 inches (31.8 cm)

Estimate: $1500 / 2500 8132 An Ivory Scholar* The bearded figure shown standing beneath robes displaying carved floral and ‘shou’ symbol medallions, bordered by key fret patterns at the sleeves and collar with a matching hat, holding a handled cup and an open book, carved details and features heightened by pigments, attached to a matching wire inlaid wood stand. Height: 14 3/4 inches (37.5 cm)

Estimate: $2000 / 3000 8135 An Ivory Carving of a Fisherman and Boys* The bearded male figure wearing modest garments while holding two bamboo sticks tied with bundles of fish and a fishing basket, knotted hair with incised details and heightened by black pigment, flanked by a pair of boys, all raised upon an octagonal base with incised dragons, flowers and characters. Overall Height: 24 inches (61 cm)

Estimate: $1800 / 2500 8136 A Painted Ivory Female Celestial Figure* Depicted sitting upon a large orange fish issuing from elaborate crashing and curling waves, adorned with a long flowing sashed robe, intricate jewelry and hair ornaments, features heightened by pigments, fixed to a wire inlaid wood base. Overall Height: 10 1/2 inches (26.7 cm)

Estimate: $1500 / 2500

Estimate: $900 / 1300

8133 A Fine Reticulated Ivory Bamboo Group*

8137 A Carved Ivory Model of Fish and Crabs*

Depicting two bamboo shoots and a large chrysanthemum group issuing from jagged garden rocks, beneath the shade of leafy bamboo trees and roosting birds, the reticulated walls of the larger bamboo shoot displaying an interior rocky landscape vignette with lush trees and figures, matching reticulated wood stand. Height: 12 inches (30.5 cm)

Depicting several goldfish with fanned tails and a crab amidst a network of sea grass, one side displaying a reticulated basket form trap holding crabs while another pair sit upon the lid, with a matching wood stand. Length: 11 1/2 inches (29.2 cm)

Estimate: $2000 / 3000


Estimate: $800 / 1200










8138 A Pair of Ivory Figures with Tasseled Groups of Flowers*

8142 Three Ivory Figures*

Late 19th Century Each depicted holding a bundle of blooming seasonal flowers; the incised chignon emerging from the center of a woven grass hat and heightened with black paint, elegant facial features framed by simple beaded earrings and intricately carved eyebrows, modest garments displaying a wave design and tasseled belt; both attached to stepped wooden stands. Height of Each: 13 inches (33 cm)

Each depicted in a kneeling position; the first a beauty holding a group of grapes, her robes with incised floral decorations; the second a male figure wearing a hooded garment while holding a scroll; the third another male form with large peach; each with an incised square form seal colored in red to the back, attached to matching wood stands. Height of Tallest: 4 3/4 inches (12.1 cm)

Estimate: $2000 / 3000 8139 A Carved Ivory Standing Immortal *

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 8143 Two Carved Ivory Beauties*

In the form of Li Tieguai leaning upon his characteristic crutch and holding a double gourd emanating swirling clouds and a dragon, at his feet a small girl riding an elephant and a rooster stand upon smoothly carved rocks, two small red characters carved to the rocks on the back, with wood stand. Height of Figure: 12 inches (30.4 cm)

Early 20th Century The first wearing a robe cinched at the waist by a tasseled belt and holding a flute with beaded decoration; the second adorned with a beaded necklace and billowing sashes at her shoulders, one hand holding a small jar; each attached to a reticulated wood stand. Height of Each: 12 inches (30.5 cm)

Estimate: $900 / 1300

Estimate: $1800 / 2500

8140 A Painted Ivory Beauty*

8144 Two Carved Ivory Figures of Luohan*

The gently curved form shown wearing a simplistic belted robe, holding a circular fan with two incised fish and an inscription heightened by pigments, her dark black hair tied into twin loops, the robes with traces of yellow, blue and pink hues, fixed to a wire inlaid wood stand. Height: 13 inches (33 cm)

The first a smiling figure sitting upon a qilin while holding beads and a vessel emanating a dragon and flaming pearl; the second a bearded figure riding upon a lion while holding a cat and large ring form, swirling clouds and another feline figure sit on his shoulders; each attached to wire inlaid stands. Height of Tallest: 6 1/2 inches (16.5 cm)

Estimate: $1200 / 1800

Estimate: $800 / 1200

8141 An Ivory Emperor and Empress*

8145 A Fine Ivory Carving of Guanyin and Boys*

Each dressed in elaborate robes depicting either dragons or phoenixes, the emperor shown holding a small cinched pouch while the empress holds a ruyi scepter, both topped by matching beaded headdresses and sitting upon extravagant thrones with corresponding dragon and phoenix themes, further raised upon double lotus bases, carved to each base with a character mark, matching wire inlaid wood stands. Height of Each: 4 1/4 inches (10.8 cm)

Shown seated in ‘royal ease’ upon smoothly carved ovoid rocks, her chracteristic hooded robe revealing a beaded encklace upon her chest, accompanied by two boys depcited sitting within her hands or at her foot with a small censer nearby, a carved mark to the base, matching reticulated wood stand. Height: 10 inches (25.4 cm)

Estimate: $900 / 1300


Estimate: $1500 / 2500










Property from a Northern California Private Collector Property of Various Owners 8146 A Superbly Carved Ivory Brush Pot*

8148 An Ivory Guanyin*

Late Qing Dynasty Depicting a lovely scene masterfully laid-out and filled with, yet not overcrowded by elegant detail and a raised inscription indicating infinite patience, signed ‘Rinsing’ and dated ‘Gengchen,’ carved to the cylindrical body with two figures walking along a mountain path leading to a gathering of officials and their attendants, seated around a rockwork table placed in front of a large incised floor screen beneath candle lit lanterns, the entire scene surrounded by exquisitely rendered flowering trees and lush foliage with expertly executed undercut branches and twigs, with an added composite resin base displaying a spurious sixcharacter mark. Height: 8 1/4 inches (21 cm)

Standing upon an ovoid pedestal of cloud florets beneath thick robes incised with scrolling flowers and heightened by black pigments, holding a large lotus plant and a small bottle, her shoulders draped with a billowing sash. Overall Height: 15 3/4 inches (40 cm)

Provenance: Acquired from Sotheby’s, Los Angeles, March 1980, Lot 952.

Estimate: $8000 / 12,000 8147 An Ivory Shoulao* Shown standing with his characteristic dragon staff and a large leafy peach, deeply carved details and features heightened with dark brown pigment, with a four character mark to the front of the robe and a two character mark to the base, wood stand. Height: 15 inches (38.1 cm)

Estimate: $1000 / 1500

Estimate: $3000 / 4000 8149 A Large Ivory Guanyin* Displaying the natural curved shape of the original tusk, long folding garments tied at the waist with a sash and incised with floral decorations, revealing a beaded necklace and additional ornaments beneath, the well-rendered hair heightened with black pigment and carefully twisted behind a flaming headdress fronted by a seated Buddha, her rigid arms holding the robe in one hand and a basket with a fish in the other, standing upon a large lotus leaf above a dragon issuing from crashing waves, matching wood stand. Height: 31 inches (78.7 cm)

Estimate: $10,000 / 15,000 8150 An Ivory Tablet* Of slightly tapered rectangular shape with a prominent curve, each end finished with a flat edge. Length: 17 3/4 inches (45.1 cm)

Estimate: $1500 / 2500 8151 An Ivory Tripod Censer with a Lid* The ovoid body deeply carved with opposing dragon panels and flanked by loosering dragon head handles, the cover topped by a pair of playing fu lions encircled by further loose-ring lion decorations, all raised upon three lion headed legs terminating in clawed feet, a carved mark to the underside of lid and body, with matching wood stand. Height: 10 inches (25.4 cm)

Estimate: $1000 / 1500


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8152 A Small Tinted Ivory Table Screen* Qing Dynasty The finely carved landscape scene depicting two figures resting in their boat beneath a dramatic rocky overhang supporting lush trees and foliage, reversed by a seated lion and flower decoration above a poetic inscription, both sides heightened by subtle pigments, the panel displayed upon a matching reticulated ivory stand with fu lion finials and stylized phoenix spandrels. Overall Height: 10 1/2 inches (26.7 cm)

Estimate: $9000 / 10,000


8153 A Large Oval-Shaped Ivory Seal* Carved to the seal face with four characters, reading ‘Jin Fu Tu Shu’ (book collection of the Jin Family), the oval plinth supporting a turtle dragon breathing out a stack of books. Dimensions: 3 7/8 x 3 1/8 x 3 3/4 inches (10 x 8 x 9.5 cm)

Estimate: $1000 / 1500


8154 A Carved Wood Box Inset with an Ivory Plaque* Ivory Plaque, Qing Dynasty The panel depicting an intricate garden courtyard scene with a figure sitting at a table, an inscribed grape leaf and censor form with cranes verso; body of box carved with camel forms and flowers. Dimensions 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 8 inches (6.35 x 8.8 x 20.3 cm)

Estimate: $1500 / 2500



8155 Three Sepia Washed Ivory Figures of Warriors* Late Qing/Republic Period Each standing figure dressed in layered armor of basket weave and fish scale patterns with matching helmets, fierce facial expressions highlighted by incised beards and furrowed brows, fanged mask garments tied around the waist and displayed at the front, each with a tasseled sword accompanied by either an unsheathed sword or a long spear; all attached to a reticulated wood stand. Tallest: 18 inches (45.7 cm)

Estimate: $7000 / 9000


8156 A Pair of Covered Ivory and Pewter Tea Caddies* Circa 1800 Each of slightly tapered cylindrical shape, the body with four elaborately designed landscape panels carved in relief, reserved to a reticulated ground of scrolling flowers and fish scale pattern, all between thin key fret borders, thick bands of floral scrolls and chrysanthemum petals encircling the neck, the reticulated lid designed and carved en suite, each fitted with a pewter lining. Height of Each: 6 1/4 inches (15.9 cm)

Estimate: $15,000 / 16,000


8156A An Ivory Figure of a Scholar* The bearded male form with finely incised features and details highlighted by black color, his textured garments bordered by a floral hexagonal pattern with matching shoes peeking out from beneath the folding fabric, holding a tasseled fan and a covered jar, shown standing upon a ovoid base, the underside with an inlaid cartouche carved with two characters, wood stand. Height of Figure: 14 3/4 inches (37.5 cm)

Estimate: $1000 / 1500



Property from a Private Florida Collection 8157 A Set of Six Daoist Ivory Immortals* Qing Dynasty The robed figures shown smiling and standing while holding identifiable attributes including a lotus plant, fan, staff and a variety of other objects, incised details throughout, each attached to a matching wood base. Average Height: 8 inches (20.3 cm) Provenance: Originally from a Private Florida Collector.

Estimate: $5000 / 7000 8158 A Carved Ivory Covered Vase* Of ovoid form carved in relief with two opposing figural landscape panels reserved against a scroll pattern, the neck and lid finial carved en suite, flanked by lion mask and loose ring handles, wood stand. Height: 10 inches (25.4 cm) Provenance: Originally from a Private Florida Collector.

Estimate: $800 / 1200 8159 An Ivory Episodic Figural Group* Most likely depicting a scene from the famous Chinese drama “Romance of the West Chamber,” pieced together upon a carved wooden base illustrating Yingying standing on a bridge, accompanied by her maid shown serving tea to Zhang Sheng in a beautiful garden setting with a weeping willow tree and swirling lotus pond. Height: 7 3/4 inches (19.7 cm) Provenance: Originally from a Private Florida Collector. Note: One of the most famous Chinese dramatic works ever written, “Romance of the West Chamber” was composed by the renowned playwright Wang Shifu of the Yuan Dynasty. Today, the well-known love story has been adapted to modern film and other various genres.

Estimate: $2500 / 3500 8160 An Ivory Flower Basket* The cylindrical form basket with woven decoration, displaying intricately carved seasonal flowers including peonies and chrysanthemums engulfed by lush leaves, the basket suspended by an ivory chain joined at the top by a reticulated dragon design, with a matching wire inlaid wood stand. Height: 8 inches (20.3 cm) Provenance: Originally from a Private Florida Collector.

Estimate: $1200 / 1800 8161 A Carved Ivory Card Holder Decorated with Dragons* 19th Century Of rectangular shape featuring a floriate panel carved with dragons amidst swirling undercut clouds, bordered by a band of flowers and reversed by an intricate figural landscape scene. Height: 4 1/4 inches (10.8 cm) Provenance: Originally from a Private Florida Collector.

Estimate: $800 / 1200








8162 A Pair of Fine Ivory Quail-Form Boxes* Qing Dynasty, Circa 1800 Each realistically carved in the form of a roosting quail, the rounded and well hollowed body finely incised to the exterior with layered feathers, intricately carved clawed feet shown tucked under its body along with a millet sprig and corresponding tail feathers, accompanied by a small velvet-lined display case. Length: 4 5/8 inches (11.7 cm) Provenance: Originally from a Private Florida Collector. Note: In the Chinese language, the word ‘quail’ is pronounced the same as the word ‘peace’, lending to the bird’s auspicious significance to the culture. A pair of quails are thus further understood to symbolize ‘double peace.’

Estimate: $12,000 / 18,000

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8163 Two Ivory Female Musicians* Both holding their respective instruments in hand, long flowing robes draping to the ground with traces of pink pigment, their upswept hair tined with black and adorned with pale pink flowers, both standing upon circular bases. Tallest: 8 inches (20.3 cm) Provenance: Originally from a Private Florida Collector.

Estimate: $1500 / 2500 8164 An Ivory Bodhisattva* Seated in ‘royal ease’ upon a recumbent lion, the gracefully ruffled robes gently draping over the figure while holding a small vessel in one hand, beaded necklace with foliate headdress, all raised upon a lobed pedestal with reserves of scrolling flowers. Height: 9 3/4 inches (24.7 cm) Provenance: Originally from a Private Florida Collector.

Estimate: $2000 / 3000 8165 An Ivory Warrior Figure* The bearded figure dressed in scalelike armor with a matching helmet, layered beneath a simplistic belted cloak with a spear in one hand, carved details highlighted by black pigment, attached to a wood base. Height of Figure: 11 3/4 inches (29.8 cm) Provenance: Originally from a Private Florida Collector.

Estimate: $900 / 1300


8166 A Large Polychromed Ivory Standing Guanyin* Early 20th Century The elegant curving form dramatically draped with various vibrant garments and sashes, her gilt-painted skin elaborately adorned with beaded medallion ornaments accentuating her beautiful undulating body beneath, carefully arranged hair finely dressed with jeweled flower forms and gilt-edged turquoise ribbons, shown holding a peony flower, Buddha’s hand citron and lingzhi in a small basket, attached to a wire inlaid wood stand. Height of Figure: 21 3/4 inches (55.3 cm) Provenance: Originally from a Private Florida Collector.

Estimate: $8000 / 12,000 8167 A Set of Four Polychromed Ivory Immortals* Depicting three male figures and one female figure wearing vibrantly designed garments, each holding unique identifiable attributes and riding upon either a horse, elephant, lion or ox, each animal further adorned with painted and inlaid embellishments, with matching wood stands. Tallest: 6 3/4 inches (17.2 cm) Provenance: Originally from a Private Florida Collector.

Estimate: $5000 / 7000 8168 A Polychromed Ivory Carving in the Form of an Open Book* Each open page carved with rectangular reserves in high relief heightened by vibrant pigments, small undercut details throughout, illustrating the eighteen luohan warding off the monkey kings amidst elaborate swirling clouds above pine trees and buildings, a wire inlaid wood stand. Height: 10 inches (25.4 cm) Provenance: Originally from a Private Florida Collector.

Estimate: $5000 / 7000 8169 A Polychromed Ivory Carving of Shoulao and Children* Depicting the central figure with his characteristic bulbous forehead and gnarled staff tied with a double gourd, holding a ruyi scepter with bat while seated upon a wood chair of natural form surrounded by three children at play, the incised designs and details heightened with richly colored pigments, attached to a wood stand carved with wave decorations. Height: 7 3/4 inches (19.7 cm) Provenance: Originally from a Private Florida Collector.

Estimate: $3000 / 5000 8170 A Polychromed Ivory of the Three Star Gods Fu, Shou, Lu* The trio of figures shown accompanied by two small boys, shown seated or lounging upon large lotus leaves carefully balanced upon a tortoise’s back, each with elaborately painted garments and features. Width: 11 3/4 inches (29.8 cm) Provenance: Originally from a Private Florida Collector.

Estimate: $2800 / 3500








8171 A Massive Pieced and Polychromed Ivory Carving of Esoteric Deities and Consorts* Depicting a multi-armed Apsara emerging out of the cloudy vapors escaping from the supporting lion, the beast shown crouched upon the base of deeply carved stylized clouds with three small cubs playing above, the deity’s primary pair of arms holding a seated deity beneath an elaborate parasol with flaming finial, a second pair of arms shown playing a lute, surrounded by additional musicians and dancing figures, flanked by a pair of undulating green dragons, the reverse with well-rendered corresponding details, mounted to a rounded log form wood base. Height of Carving: 23 inches (58.4 cm) Provenance: Originally from a Private Florida Collector. Note: For more information regarding polychromed ivory and its history, refer to “Chinese Ivory Sculpture” by Warren E. Cox, Bonanza Books, New York.

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Estimate: $18,000 / 25,000

8172 Two Polychromed Ivory Celestial Figures* Both surrounded by clouds and flaming halos, each colorfully adorned with elaborately designed garments, jewelry and headdresses; the first stands holding an instrument upon a double lotus pedestal while surrounded by billowing fabric; the second holds a large ruyi scepter next to a small figure with a dragon and crashing waves below; each attached to a wire inlaid stand. Tallest: 10 1/2 inches (26.7 cm) Provenance: Originally from a Private Florida Collector.

Estimate: $6000 / 8000


8173 Two Painted Ivory Celestial Figures* Both of gently curving forms, holding elaborate and vibrantly colored flower baskets, their robes further decorated with floral sprays, peacock feathers, tasseled ornaments and gilt painted necklaces, carefully arranged hair topped by birds and flowers, each attached to a wire inlaid wood stand. Height of Each: 11 inches (27.9 cm) Provenance: Originally from a Private Florida Collector.

Estimate: $4500 / 6000



Property of Various Owners 8174 Two Ivory Elephant Bridges and a Carved Elephant Figure*

8178 A Carved Coral Figure with Peaches*

Both bridges displaying a row of head-to-tail elephants ascending in size, the larger in the shape of a straight tapered line, the smaller of overall arched form and painted to the underside with flowers; the figure depicting a single elephant with large tusks and curved trunk; each with a matching wood base. Longest Bridge: 16 1/4 inches (41.3 cm)

Depicting a boy kneeling next to an elongated pair of peaches while holding a fruitful branch over his shoulder, the vibrant red hue appearing to be treated and also displaying creamy inclusions and striations. Height: 3 1/2 inches (8.9 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200 8175 A Group of Ivory Carvings* 19th Century Featuring a square puzzle box decorated with a figural scene and flowers, delicately reticulated floral puzzle pieces stored inside; together with two circular boxes with relief carvings depicting landscapes, figures and birds, and two carved cane handles, one with a dragon decoration and one possibly a supporting section of a puzzle ball. Width of Puzzle Box: 2 1/8 inches (5.4 cm)

Estimate: $500 / 700 8176 A Carved Coral Figure of a Daoist Immortal* The naturally undulating and branched shape stemming from a single base, finely carved with a willowy female figure holding a flute, dressed in long robes adorned with ribbons and fringed ornaments, surrounded by thick flowering branches supporting a pair of roosting birds above, attached to a matching wood stand. Height: 7 1/2 inches (19.1 cm)

Estimate: $2500 / 3500 8177 Two Horn Carvings* Late 19th/20th Century The first a seated double-horned beast with incised fur details and a ribbed chest; the second a seal topped by a fu lion finial, of bright reddish-brown hues, the seal face carved with stylized characters. Height of First: 3 1/4 inches (8.2 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200


Estimate: $400 / 600 8179 A Coral Carving of a Beauty Holding a Flower Branch* Of natural undulating shape, depicting a smiling female form beneath billowing robes with an ovoid ornament suspended from a tasseled rope, the large chrysanthemum branch held above her coiled chignon. Height: 11 1/2 inches (29.2 cm)

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 8180 A Carved Coral Figure of Shoulao* Shown kneeling in front of a tree stump while holding three large leafy peaches overhead, simple incised details and features, the rich red color appearing to be treated while exhibiting formations, striations and creamy inclusions. Height: 3 inches (7.6 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200 8181 A Coral Dragon Boat Group* The beast form boat displaying an elaborate extended feathered tail, a standing beauty playing an instrument accompanied by a figure rowing and another small boy balancing upon the dragon’s menacing snout, the base of the rounded boat carved bordered by intricately curling waves, of ddep salmon-colored tone throughout; with wood stand of lotuses above a matching wave design. Length: 10 3/4 inches (27.3 cm)

Estimate: $10,000 / 15,000

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Buddhist Art from a Private East Bay Collector 8185 A Gilt Bronze Figure of Amitayus

8188 A Gilt Iron Ceremonial Vajra Hammer

Qianlong Mark, Corresponding to 1770 The Buddha of Infinite Life seated in dhyanasana on a rectangular openwork plinth, his hands in dhyana mudra, the serene face framed by an elaborate fivepoint diadem, backed by a flame-edged openwork mandala set into the base, incised to the front with an inscription reading ‘Da Qing Qianlong gengyin nian jing zao’ (respectfully made during the gengyin year of the Qianlong reign of the Great Qing). Height: 8 1/4 inches (21 cm)

19th/20th Century Heavily cast with a tapered and faceted grip between two spherical prongs, the bell form hammer connected to another prong via a rounded hub, heightened with gilt decoration of lappet bands, scrolls, key fret patterns and a vajra design, some areas with gold and silver wire inlays. Length: 15 1/4 inches (38.7 cm)

Provenance: Sotheby’s, New York, November 30, 1994, Lot 187. Note: The present statuette is one of the many bronze works commissioned to celebrate Qianlong’s mother’s 80th birthday. Similar examples are in permanent exhibition at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum.

Estimate: $4000 / 6000 8186 A Tibetan Bronze Trinity Group 16th/17th Century Modeled with a central figure of Sadaksari seated in dhyanasana on a lotus pedestal supported by a plant rising from another lotus base, his primary hand in namaskara, a lotus flower at his left shoulder; Manjusri seated to the right, brandishing a khadga in his raised right arm, holding the stem of an utpala flower supporting a pustaka in his left; Vajrapani at left clutching a vajra in his right hand; Sitatara and Syamatara flanking the lotus stem below. Height: 7 5/8 inches (19.4 cm) Provenance: Sotheby’s, London, November 23, 1987, Lot 114.

Estimate: $4000 / 6000 8187 Two Religious Objects Wood Phur-pa: 15th/16th Century The first a wood ‘phur-pa’ (ritual dagger) with triangular tripartite blade emerging from the jaws of a makara, intertwined serpents in relief on each side of the blade, the lotus grip flanked by two endless knots, the top with three ferocious faces of the divinity each with teeth bared and bulging round eyes, wearing skullcrowns, the shared domed coiffure insert with a metal loop for suspension; the second a rectangular copper plate with a four-armed deity in high relief, his four arms holding an arrow, a bow, a vajra, and a shield. Length of Dagger: 10 inches (25.4 cm); Height of Plate: 6 inches (15.2 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 900

Note: To learn more about the significance of ceremonial vajra hammer in Tibetan Buddhism refer to ‘The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols’ by Robert Beer, Shambhala Publications, Inc., Massachusetts, 2003.

Estimate: $2000 / 3000 8189 A Tibetan Gilt Copper Repoussé Mirror Early 20th Century Of convex profile, centered with the stylized character ‘Hrih’, encircled by a raised border of lingzhi heads surrounded by a band decorated with dragons and skulls against a leaf tendril -filled ground, the edge with three small loops. Diameter: 8 3/4 inches (22.2 cm) Note: To learn about Tibetan gilt metal mirrors, refer to “Warriors of the Himalayas’ by Donald LaRocca, Yale University Press, 2006, p 130.

Estimate: $800 / 1200 8190 A Copper Alloy Figure of Vishnu Nepal 17th/18th Century Standing on a lotus pedestal, the four-armed divinity adorned with jewels and an elaborate crown, his hands holding a conch shell, a lotus, a chakra, and a club respectively. Height: 5 1/2 inches (14 cm)

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 8191 A Tibetan Bronze Jambhala 20th Century Constructed with two sections, the divinity seated sideways in lalitasana on a dragon, supported by an oval lotus pedestal, his ferocious face framed by a fivepoint diadem and jewels, a mongoose at the rear left foot of the dragon spitting out jewels, the underside sealed with a plate centered with a vajra. Height: 8 inches (20.3 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200 8192 A Tibetan Bronze Kubera (God of Wealth) 17th/18th Century Seated lalitasana on a double lotus pedestal, his pendent right leg supported by a lotus blossom, the smiling divinity holding a jambhara in his right hand, the left with a nakula (mongoose) spitting jewlels, with a ribboned crown; unsealed. Height: 2 3/4 inches (7 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200












8193 8193 A Woven Brocade Thangka Depicting Sakya Pandita

8194 A Woven Brocade Thangka Depicting Sakyamuni Buddha

Republic Period Finely woven over a white foundation fabric with silk threads of various colors, depicting Sakya Pandita seated in vitarka mudra upon a dragon throne, in the setting of the ‘Delightful Mountains and Forests’, surrounded by figures of Manjusri holding ‘The Flaming Sword’, Lama Grags Pa Ngyal Mtsan, Harinanda representing anti-Buddhist consciousness, Mahakala (The Great Black One), and Maitreya waiting in the Tushita Heaven, the lower left with two lines of Tibetan script (covered by mounting), framed and glazed. Overall: 40 1/4 x 24 inches (102.2 x 61 cm)

Republic Period Skillfully woven with floss silk of various colors over a white foundation fabric, depicting Sakyamuni seated on a lotus pedestal in vajrasana, with one hand touching the ground calling the personified goddess of the earth to witness the moment of enlightenment, surrounded by 25 figures including arhats, guardians, and Atisha Dipankara, all against a background of rolling ocean waves, woven with Tibetan and Chinese characters (covered by mounting), framed and glazed. Overall: 40 1/4 x 24 inches (102.2 x 61 cm)

Estimate: $2500 / 4000

Published: Patricia Berger, ‘Empire of Emptiness: Buddhist Art and Political Authority in Qing China’, University of Hawai`i , Press, Honolulu, 2003, pl. 61, p. 177.

Estimate: $3000 / 4000

8193 Analysis Report Note: A full scale analysis of lots 8193 and 8194 is conducted with a complete report by David R. A. Watson and Frank Esposito, in June, 1986.


8195 A Tibetan Gilt Bronze Votive Plaque (Tsha Tsha) Circa 1800 The six-armed ferocious Mahakala surrounded by an aureole of stylized flames, stepping to his right in pratyalidhasana on an oval plinth supported by a doublelotus base, his primary left hand in abhaya mudra, the remaining hands holding cakra, khadga, vajra, parasu, and mala. Height: 3 1/4 inches (8.3 cm) Provenance: Sotheby’s, New York, November 30, 1994, Lot 200.

Estimate: $1000 / 1500

8195 8196 An Impressive Large Right-Spiral Conch Shell 19th/Early 20th Century The white conch shell with fine silver sheet worked repoussé over a brown core, decorated with a pair of facing dragons with gold pearls surrounded by lotus pedestal supported yungs-bru, further dragons, animals, and stylized cloud scrolls and flowers applied to around the mouth, flanges and side rims, with inlaid turquiose, coral and other stone beads. Length: 20 inches (51 cm) Provenance: Acquired from Germany in 2005. Note: As one of the eight Buddhist symbols, the conch shell stands for the fame of the Buddha’s teaching, which spreads in all directions like the sound of the conch trumpet. Conch shells that spiral to the right in a clockwise direction are considered rare and especially sacred. The right-spiral movement of such a conch is believed to echo the celestial motion of the planet. The hair whorls on the Buddha’s head also spiral to the right.

Estimate: $2000 / 3000 8196

8197 A Tibetan Gilt Bronze Figure of a Vairochana 17th/18th Century Seated dhyanasana on a triangular double-lotus pedestal, his hands held in dharmachakra mudra, the serene face with downcast eyes and central urna below an elaborate crown, his right shoulder adorned with a padma flower supporting a khadga; sealed. Height: 4 1/2 inches (11.4 cm)

Estimate: $2000 / 3000



Works of Art 8200 A Cinnabar Lacquer Box

8203 A Huanghuali and Mixed Wood Vanity Box

The domed lid carved to the center with a medallion depicting three figures within a landscape scene of rockwork and lush trees, the floret patterned ground ascending to a diamond and key fret sky, surrounded by a key fret border with sides intricately carved with a lozenge pattern, raised upon a short foot encircled by a banana leaf border. Diameter: 7 3/4 inches (19.6 cm)

The rectangular shape decorated with foliate metal mounts throughout, the double doors and hinged lid open to reveal a fixed top tray above four drawers of various sizes with leaf form handles. Dimensions: 11 1/4 x 10 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches (28.5 x 27.3 x 20.9 cm)

Estimate: $900 / 1200 8201 A Pair of Cinnabar Lacquer Cabinets 19th/Early 20th Century Both of overall rectangular shape constructed with a hinged lid and double doors, each door decorated with an intricately carved landscape scene, depicting scholars and their attendants traveling through rocky terrain and over bridges surrounded by water, the wave pattern rising to swirling clouds against a key fret sky, the remaining side panels and lid of a continuous floret diaper pattern, the doors opening to reveal three interior drawers carved en suite, all raised upon a shaped apron of large scrolling flowers, dark metal decorative mounts and closure. Dimensions: 13 x 14 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches (33 x 36.8 x 24.1 cm)

Estimate: $7000 / 9000 8202 Two Small Lacquer BurgautĂŠ Trays

Estimate: $3000 / 5000 8204 A Zitan Brush Pot Carved in relief with magnolia branches and blossoms encircling the body, small undercut stems and twigs near the foot, large petal forms displayed beneath and to the interior creating a smoothly shaped and delicately folding rim design. Height: 6 inches (15.2 cm)

Estimate: $900 / 1300 8205 A Wood Brush Pot with Mother of Pearl Inlay Decoration Of a very subtle waisted cylindrical form possibly executed from jichimu, depicting a flowering plant issuing from garden rocks below, the wood of warm mottled hues, the base with a circular plug. Height: 7 1/4 inches (18.4 cm)

Estimate: $1000 / 1500

Zi Wei Tang Hallmark, Kangxi Period Finely inlaid against a black lacquer background with colored mother-of-pearl, depicting intricate figural scenes within garden compounds of lush trees and welldesigned rockwork, both rims finished with borders of quatrefoils and geometric patterns, each reversed by an inscription and hallmark. Dimensions of Each: 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches (11.4 x 11.4 cm)

8206 A Hardwood Brush Pot with Hardstone Overlay Decorations

Estimate: $800 / 1200

Estimate: $1000 / 1500


Of gently waisted form, the smooth walls overlaid with birds and insects adorned by incised mother of pearl wings, amidst flowering branches, bamboo and shaped garden rocks, reversed by an overlaid inscription and seal. Height: 7 1/2 inches (19 cm)









8207 A Hardwood Brush Pot

8212 A Carved Bamboo Water Coupe

The cylindrical form decorated to the exterior with a lotus pond of incised details, carved with a poetic inscription and the name ‘Kang Tian’, the recessed areas displaying a lighter caramel hue for effect, all between two raised bands at the rim and foot, circular plug to the base. Height: 5 3/4 inches (14.6 cm)

Late Qing Dynasty In the form of a shaped and hollowed tree branch surrounded by dense plumb blossoms and small buds, the intricately designed and well carved flowers issuing from small twigs and the knotted, gnarled branch form handle. Length: 5 inches (12.7 cm)

Estimate: $900 / 1300

Estimate: $1800 / 2500

8208 A Huanghuali Brush Pot

8213 A Small Bamboo Brush Pot

Of elegant slightly waisted form, smoothly carved and polished to highlight the natural grain and knots of the warm colored wood. Height: 7 inches (17.8 cm)

Qing Dynasty Of a shaped cylindrical body, carved with a gathering of three scholar’s beneath a large leafy pine tree within a rocky landscape, intricately designed openwork details to the rocks and tree, the mouth finished with an applied wood rim, the base mounted to a matching footed stand. Height: 5 1/4 inches (13.3 cm)

Estimate: $1500 / 2500 8209 A Zitan Brush Pot Carved with Calligraphy Of slightly flared cylindrical shape carved with poetic inscriptions heightened with a pigment in grain, the base with a circular plug, dated ‘jiachen’ (1844/1904), signed ‘Dong’ with a four-character seal mark. Height: 8 inches (45.7 cm)

Estimate: $1200 / 1800 8210 A Carved Bamboo Brush Pot The cylindrical form carved in relief with a continuous scene depicting a gathering of scholars within a dense pine tree grove set within a rocky mountain side, bearing an inscription to a rock near the bottom. Height: 6 3/4 inches (17.1 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200 8211 A Carved Bamboo Scepter Of traditional shape with a ruyi-headed terminal at each end, the larger finely carved in relief with a longevity ‘shou’ symbol medallion encircled by a ring of bats, the handle carved en suite with stylized characters, bats and scrolling decorations, intricately incised details, all against a lighter caramel colored ground. Length: 12 1/2 inches (31.8 cm)

Estimate: $1800 / 2500


Estimate: $800 / 1200 8214 A Pair of Bamboo Incense Holders Late Qing/Republic Period Both of rounded rectangular shape, carved with mirror image scenes of figures gathered around a painting table within an interior space, surrounded by reticulated trees and rocks, the top and bottom mounted with dark wood, the tops with a hole to the center, signed on the back near the base. Height: 9 1/4 inches (23.4 cm)

Estimate: $1200 / 1800 8215 Two Bamboo-Veneered Vases Each of tall rectangular form, the exterior panels carved with either an inscription, figural landscape scene or a still life composition, both landscapes depicting a wood gatherer or farmer with his ox, with the still lives displaying vessels holding seasonal fruit, flowers and tree branches, both raised and mounted upon wood stands. Height: 12 inches (30.4 cm)

Estimate: $3000 / 4000





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8216 A Pair of Gourd Gau Boxes

8221 A Large Scholar’s Rock

Qianlong Mark Each of spherical form, the body molded with a continuous landscape scene featuring large pine trees upon jagged rocks, the rounded and tiered lid ornamented with a bat and ‘shou’ symbol medallion, encircled by applied concentric dark wood bands and finished with a key fret border, the base of dark wood enclosing the six-character mark to the underside of the gourd. Height: 5 inches (12.7 cm)

The elongated form ascending from a drastically tapered foot to an irregular formation above, the stone of warm caramel and ivory hues exhibiting smoothly carved caverns, matching wood stand. Height: 24 inches (60.9 cm)

Estimate: $1200 / 1500 8217 A Good Yixing Teapot Bixing Dao Ren Mark The compressed body with a tapering loop handle placed opposite the short curving spout, rounded lid with a rolled edge topped by a compressed spherical finial with a small drilled hole, of deep reddish-brown hue and black mottling, ‘Zhenji’ mark to the handle, ‘Shouzhen’ mark to the underside of the lid, the four-character mark displayed on the recessed base. Height: 3 inches (7.6 cm)

Estimate: $1200 / 1800 8218 A Carved Inkstone Of rectangular form with rounded corners and a corresponding central ink trough, the top left corner with a inscription and two seals, carved to each side with crowded figural landscape scenes heightened by gilt and colored pigments, reversed by an inscription to the recessed base. Dimensions: 9 x 5 3/4 x 2 inches (22.8 x 14.6 x 5 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200 8219 A Green Inkstone Of substantial rectangular form, the recessed face set with a deep quatrefoilshaped ink trough to one side, the stone of pale mottled green hues. Length: 8 1/4 inches (20.9 cm)

Estimate: $1500 / 2500 8220 A Reverse Painted Glass Table Screen 19th Century/Early 20th Century Intricately painted with a scene of an older noble couple enjoying a moonlit dinner next to an open window, both shown smiling while sitting at a circular table with bowls of food, the window flanked by red panels of scrolling floral designs; framed and supported by a wooden stand with double gourd side panels, elaborately decorated with relief carvings depicting ropes with double rings, archaistic scroll work, and foliate designs. Height: 28 1/4 inches (71.7 cm)

Estimate: $3000 / 4000


Estimate: $800 / 1200 8222 Two Figural Stone Carvings The first is shown seated with one hand resting upon his knee, elaborately incised robes displaying an alternating pattern of flowers and lozenges, with a matching wood stand; the second depicting a smiling bald man holding a sphere and with a fu lion at this side, robes of floriate scrolls. Tallest: 4 1/2 inches (11.4 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 900 8223 A Longyanmu Seated Guanyin Qing Dynasty, 18th Century Shown seated in ‘royal ease’ with one bare foot exposed beneath long flowing robes, her hands resting on a lobed side table raised upon a beast form leg, her hair gently gathered into two sections and shown resting at each shoulder while framing a beaded necklace. Height: 11 1/4 inches (28.6 cm)

Estimate: $1800 / 2500 8225 A Bronze Guanyin Statue with Silver Wire Inlay Decorations Shisou Mark Shown seated in ‘royal ease’ with her hands resting upon one knee, silver and gilt colored beads adorn the chest and forehead, the robes inlaid with subtle scroll borders and cloud designs, a ‘Shisou’ mark on the back, with a removable gilt metal pagoda displayed next to the figure. Height: 14 1/4 inches (36.2 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200

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8226 8226 A Massive Sino-Tibetan Gilt Metal Stupa (Chorten) 19th Century or Later Constructed in four sections with circular inlaid beads of different sizes, the stepped square form base elaborately decorated with auspicious Buddhist symbols, lions, jeweled lappets and lotus scroll borders, ascending to the middle bell -shaped section with a lobed niche in the front further adorned with an inlaid scrolling halo, the upper section consisting of thirteen tapering stylized parasols flanked by openwork scrolls, surmounted by a mounted stone drop, disc and crescent moon finial, all raised upon a substantial matching wood base expertly carved with additional Buddhist symbols, beasts and scrolling clouds florets. Overall Dimensions: 49 x 21 3/4 x 21 3/4 inches (124.5 x 55.2 x 55.2 cm)

Estimate: $30,000 / 50,000


8227 A Small Cloisonné-Enameled Archaistic Vessel, Jue The extended double-sided spout rising from a u-shaped body, decorated with stylized scrolling lotuses and auspicious symbols to a pale mint-green ground, one side set with a dragon form handle, surmounted by a pair of circular posts with spherical finials, all supported upon three splayed blade feet, a six-character mark displayed on the underside. Height 5 1/4 inches (13.3 cm)

Estimate: $2000 / 3000


8228 A Cloisonné-Enameled Bronze Plate Decheng Studio Mark, Republic Period The shallow well decorated with two birds resting upon geometric rockwork below bamboo stalks, flowering branches and butterflies to a turquoise ground of gilt key-patterns, reversed by elaborate floral meanders, a mark to the recessed base. Diameter: 12 inches (30.4 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200

8228 8229 A Cloisonné-Enameled Metal Gau Box Late Qing/Republic Period The rounded and hinged body decorated with a scrolling lotus and bat pattern to a traditional turquoise ground, surrounding a central cartouche housing a stylized character. Length: 3 1/2 inches (8.8 cm) Provenance: Originally from a Private English Collector. Note: Compare with a similar example from Christie’s, New York, Sale 2112, March 20, 2008, Lot 428.

Estimate: $1000 / 1500


8230 An Archaistic Cloisonné Enamel Covered Vase, Yeo 19th Century Of compressed baluster form below a rigid overhead handle, beautifully enameled with colorful, stylized lotus scrolls to a pale turquoise ground, an ovoid lid with reticulated lotus reserves and topped with a seated lion finial. Height of Vase: 10 inches (25.4 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200



8231 A Pair of Massive Cloisonné-Enameled Phoenixes

8234A A Pair of Jewel Trees with Cloisonné-Enameled Jardinieres

Each figure a mirror image of the other, the pieced together bodies with a gently curving neck rising to an ornately crested head and gilt beak, scrolling decorations to the traditional turquoise ground, elaborate well rendered and colorful feathers adorning the body with impressive tail feathers cascading to the ground below, mounted to matching cloisonné bases decorated with trees and applied garden rocks, one rock on each base marked ‘tiandi Yuchou,’ additionally raised upon fitted wood stands. Dimensions: 65 1/2 x 55 x 24 inches (166.4 x 139.7 x 60.9 cm)

Gilt painted tree trunks and branches decorated with densely blooming turquoise flowers and flower buds, issuing from thread wrapped wire twigs, rectangular jardinieres depicting cranes within a landscape reserved to a turquoise ground of stylized scrolling lotuses. Height of Each: 23 inches (58.4 cm)

Estimate: $7000 / 9000 8232 A Large Cloisonné-Enameled Cover Vase Qianlong Mark Of a heavy tapered rectangular form, each panel finely enameled with a peach tree, plum blossom tree, chrysanthemums and peonies against a turquoise ground with gilt key fret pattern, raised upon four double horned gilt dragon supports, ascending to a rope and coin decoration suspended by phoenix head ornaments at each corner, the neck and lid decorated en suite and topped with a lingzhi group finial, the six-character mark displayed on the base. Overall Height: 20 3/4 inches (52.7 cm)

Estimate: $20,000 / 30,000 8233 A Pair of Cloisonné-Enameled Metal Quatrefoil Vases The baluster form body with lobed panels rising to the corresponding quatrefoil shaped rim, each panel exhibiting rain drop form reserves enclosing garden rocks and various blooming flowers, surrounded by lotus scrolls to a vibrant turquoise ground Height 12 1/2 inches (31.7 cm)

Estimate: $1500 / 2500 8234 A Cloisonné-Enameled Bronze Court Necklace Box Qianlong Mark, 18th/19th Century Formed as a ring shaped box with hinged cover and matching gilt bronze closure, lobed cloud form reserves enclosing yellow stylized character medallions flanked by undulating dragons to a turquoise ground, surrounded by a diamond and floret diaper pattern, the underside displaying the reserved six-character mark in gilt bronze. Diameter: 10 inches (25.4 cm)

Estimate: $7000 / 9000


Estimate: $3000 / 4000 8235 A Cloisonné-Enameled Covered Box Qianlong Mark, Late Qing Dynasty The circular forms overlapping to form an almond aperture at the center, well designed and enameled to the exterior, depicting an architectural landscape nestled within swirling clouds, lush trees and blooming plants, the sides adorned with bands of scrolling dragons, lotus meanders to the underside, the reserved fourcharacter mark displayed on the right side of the cover. Width: 5 inches (12.7 cm)

Estimate: $3000 / 4000 8236 A Set of Enameled Metal Sweet Meat Dishes with a Matching Gilt and Lacquer-Painted Box Qing Dynasty The octagonal box fitted with a central circular dish enclosed by further petal form dishes, each beautifully enameled with flower meanders surrounding either a floral or longevity symbol medallion, the vibrant hues heightened by a canary yellow ground; the box displaying a figural floriate reserve and bands of flower blossoms. Width of Box: 18 3/4 inches (47.6 cm)

Estimate: $3500 / 4500

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8237 A Set of Four Chinese Export Silver Bamboo-Form Goblets

8242 A Small Bronze Censer

19th Century Each of deep rounded walls decorated with densely designed bamboo branches, scattered with various winged insects throughout, the front with a shield reserve stamped enclosing an image of a griffin and ‘W’, elegantly raised upon a stem comprising three curved bamboo stalks issuing from a rock work base, two stamped cartouched marks to the foot rim, one reading ‘Cheng ji’. Height of Each: 7 3/4 inches (19.7 cm); Total Silver Weight: 53.8 troy oz

Xuande Mark Compressed globular form of mottled brown hues, the body displaying opposing foliate reserves enclosing Arabic script, raised upon three short conjoined legs, the six-character mark on the base. Height: 2 1/8 inches (5.4 cm); Total Weight: 1 lb 3 oz (534 g)

Estimate: $12000 / 13000 8238 A Suite of Silverware Each piece decorated with either a bamboo or pine tree motif; collection includes fourteen cordials each stamped ‘silver’ with a ‘Rongan’ studio mark, twelve tea cups with matching saucers, twelve soup spoons and twelve pairs of chopsticks with matching flower-form table rests. Length of Spoon: 7 1/4 inches (18.4); Total Silver Weight of Cordials: 16.5 troy oz

Estimate: $800 / 1200 8239 A Fine Bronze Censer with Handles Zhenshe Yong Bao Mark, Late Ming Dynasty Heavily cast with an austere yet elegant shape, the slightly waisted body flanked by gently curved rectangular handles, the base displaying a crisp four-character private mark in seal script reading: ‘Zhenshe Yong Bao.’ Height: 3 1/2 inches (8.9 cm); Weight: 2.14 lbs (.96 kg)

Estimate: $900 / 1300 8240 A Bronze Incense Burner Yutang Qing Wan Mark The rounded compressed body of a mottled dark brown patina, flanked by wellcast lion head handles below a flared rim, the recessed base displaying a fourcharacter mark in seal script. Diameter: 7 inches (17.7 cm); Weight: 6 lbs (2.7 kg)

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 8241 A Bronze Chicken Form Covered Ewer Late Qing/Republic Period The lobed body decorated with a geometric pattern and a banded inscription to the shoulder, cast with a spout in the form of a chicken head and a bird finial to the rounded cover. Height: 6 3/4 inches (17.1 cm); Weight: 3.06 lbs (1.4 kg) Provenance: Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, Sale 18264, August 23, 2010, Lot 6308.

Estimate: $800 / 1200

Estimate: $800 / 1200 8243 A Bronze Tripod Censer Yong You Xiang Hui Mark The compressed body ascending to a cylindrical neck and flattened recessed rim, raised upon three conjoined feet, of reddish-brown mottled hue, cast with the four-character mark to the base. Height: 3 inches (7.6 cm); Weight: 3 lb 8 oz (1.6 kg)

Estimate: $800 / 1200 8244 Two Bronze Censers with Lion-Head Handles Qing Dynasty The larger of compressed globular shape, flanked by incised lion head handles at the shoulder below a rolled rim, the base cast with a ‘Yongcun zhenwan’ mark; the smaller raised upon shaped tripod feet, thin rounded walls flanked by lion head handles, displaying a rectangular reserved mark reading ‘Yonshi zhi bao’ mark below the rim. Diameter of Largest: 6 inches (15.2 cm) Weight: 2 lb 11 oz (1.2 kg) and 1 lb 10 oz (739 g)

Estimate: $1200 / 1800 8245 A Bronze Censer with a Matching Bronze Lotus-Form Stand Xuande Mark, 17th/18th Century The simple yet elegant form raised upon three conjoined feet and flanked by tapering loop handles, the four-character mark cast to the base, with a matching stand in the form of a rounded and shaped lotus with overlapping petals and tripod feet. Overall Height: 3 3/4 inches (9.5 cm); Weight: 5 lb 3 oz (2.35 kg) Provenance: Acquired in 1906 from a gentleman who served the U.S. Consul in China, and hence by descent within the family.

Estimate: $1200 / 1800 8246 A Gilt-Splashed Bronze Vase Yongzheng Mark Of swollen pear shaped body ascending to a short neck and flared mouth, the overall mottled brown hue highlighted by irregular golden spots, raised upon a short foot encircling the incised four-character mark to the recessed base. Height: 13 1/4 inches (33.6 cm)

Estimate: $1000 / 1500







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8247 A Large Amber Prayer’s Necklace (Rosary Beads)

8252 An Embroidered and Painted Circular Silk Ornament

Composed of 108 amber beads centering around one two-part bead suspending a brown threaded tassel, each bead of natural mottled texture, translucency and hue. Length: 50 inches (127 cm)

Embroidered with two opposing lions of gilt and green threads, surrounded by leafy peonies and clouds, the rim bordered by scrolling symbols and Buddhist imagery, reversed by an intricately painted garden compound scene depicting a gathering of officials, the double sided circular panels bound together by a braided orange cord forming a flattened pouch with an opening to one side. Diameter: 18 inches (45.7 cm)

Estimate: $1200 / 1800 8248 A Court Necklace* Comprising 98 reticulated ivory beads evenly spaced between three carved blue glass beads, a central drop tassel displaying additional glass beads, surrounded by two smaller tassels strung with reticulated red beads and metal decorations. Length: 25 1/2 inches (64.7 cm)

Estimate: $600 / 800 8249 An Aloeswood (Chenxiangmu) Court Necklace Qing Dynasty Elements The main section comprising 108 wood beads separated by three knot-form glass beads, centering a drop tassel composed of additional glass beads terminating into one drop bead with an enameled metal caps, the three subsidiary tassels decorated en suite. Length: 29 inches (73.6 cm)

Estimate: $2000 / 3000 8250 A Lapis Lazuli Court Necklace Composed of 119 lapis lazuli beads, interspaced by four japer beads flanked by jadeite discs; centering one drop tassel composed of carved rockcrystal quartz, carnelian, aventurine, chalcedony, and jadeite beads with an enameled silver butterfly cap; also suspended are three shorter tassels composed of jasper and jadeite beads terminating into one yellow drop bead each with an enameled silver butterfly cap. Length of Necklace: 60 inches (152.4 cm)

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 8251 Two Lapis Lazuli Necklaces Each strung with 108 lapis lazuli beads interspaced between four green-stone or red-glass beads, both finished with tassels of small red beads. Length of Each: 27 1/2 inches (69.8 cm)

Estimate: $1500 / 2500


Estimate: $600 / 800 8253 A Kesi Woven Panel Mounted as a Table Screen Early 20th Century The rectangular panel woven with a scene depicting a dragon boat race through rock-scattered waters, joyous spectators shown watching from a boat nearby, with pagodas and buildings in the distance, framed between glass displaying the backside of the panel, surrounded and supported by a reticulated wood stand with dragons, phoenixes and longevity symbol medallions, geometric scroll decorations throughout. Dimensions: 43 1/4 x 25 1/4 x 17 inches (109.8 x 64.1 x 43.1 cm)

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 8254 A Wood Table Screen with Five Painted Silk Panels 19th Century or Later Each panel of vertical ovoid shape, painted with vignettes depicting figures participating in everyday activities and chores such as washing clothes and collecting water, each framed within a reticulated wood panel supported by a matching stand of scrolling lotus flowers. Height: 24 inches (60.9 cm)

Estimate: $1500 / 2500 8255 An Embroidered Silk Panel Republic Period Embroidered in couched gilt thread with an elaborate palace garden scene, depicting figural groups engaged in various leisurely activities including playing instruments, admiring a lotus pond and feeding cranes within the compound walls, heightened by vibrantly hued flowers and skin tones against a rich burgundy silk ground, bordered by squirrels running upon grape vines, backed by a silk brocade lining. Dimensions: 64 x 15 1/2 inches (162.7 x 39.7 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 900











8256 A Large Horizontal Format Embroidered Tapestry

8261 Two Embroidered Silk Garments

Republic Period Depicting several figures rowing an impressive dragon boat with colorful textured scales and features, adorned with various flags flying overhead, large peony sprigs to either side above arching waves, the top edge finished with a border of floral reserves. Dimensions: 44 1/2 x 94 1/4 inches (113 x 239.4 cm)

The first a robe embroidered with colorful floral sprays and auspicious symbols against a black ground, cream borders, collar and cuff decorated with figural landscapes, birds and insects; the second elaborately embroidered with opposing central square form panels depicting phoenixes beneath beaded suns, surrounded by circular dragon medallions, birds and stylized longevity symbols above a lishui border topped by waves and mountains, lined with peach colored velvet. Longest: 50 inches (127 cm)

Provenance: Bought in Shanghai in 1938, accompanied with original letters stating the history of the tapestry.

Provenance: Christie’s, Paris, November 9, 2007, Lot 370.

Estimate: $1000 / 1500

Estimate: $800 / 1200

8257 A Silk Wall Hanging with Painted and Woven Images of Immortals

8262 A Blue Ground Gauze Dragon Robe

The large central longevity ‘Shou’ character enclosing painted groups of immortals within a colorful garden scene amidst swirling clouds, heightened by gilt paint, against a brilliant red ground surrounded by a deep burgundy border, mounted. Image: 56 x 34 inches (142.2 x 86.4 cm)

19th Century Of loosely woven fabric embroidered with nine dragons chasing flaming pearls amidst stylized clouds and white cranes, all above mountains engulfed by crashing waves, a wide lishui border at the skirt and shoulders. Length: 56 inches (142.2 cm)

Estimate: $1000 / 1500

Estimate: $1800 / 2500

8258 An Embroidered Silk Panel

8263 A Brocade Dragon Robe with ‘Shou’ Medallions

Qing Dynasty Displaying a scene of two female immortals, each either riding in a boat through crashing waves or flying upon a phoenix amidst swirling clouds and bats, a fruitful peach branch and small garden rock to the bottom right, framed and glazed Overall: 59 x 31 inches (149.8 x 78.7 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 900 8259 Eleven Pairs of Mandarin Lady’s Shoes Early 20th Century Each of unique design with intricately embroidered and beaded details displaying colored beasts, flowers and geometric patterns in a variety of vibrantly colored fabrics and ribbons. Length of Each: 5 1/4 - 5 3/4 inches (13.3 - 14.6 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200 8260 Two Embroidered Silk Lady’s Skirts Late Qing/Republic Period Both skirts constructed with embroidered and pleated panels; the first with applied ribbons and borders depicting flowers and figures against a pink ground, multicolored fringe ornaments attached to the corresponding pleat work; the second displaying peacocks surrounded by extravagant floral and fruit sprays to a vibrant red ground. Longest: 39 inches (99 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200


Late 19th/Early 20th Century Displaying golden dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls amidst swirling clouds, ‘shou’ medallions and auspicious symbols, all against a pale red ground further bordered by black sleeves and collar, gold monochromatic lishui border rising to mountain tops emerging from crashing waves below. Length: 52 inches (132.1 cm)

Estimate: $1800 / 2500 8264 A Blue Ground Gauze Dragon Robe 19th Century The lightweight fabric embroidered in subtle polychrome and gilt threads to a dark blue ground, featuring nine five-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls surrounded by clouds and cranes against a blue ground, the thick lishui border ascending to waves crashing upon rounded mountain peaks, the collar and cuffs decorated en suite with sleeves of metallic gold stripes to a sheer black ground. Length: 54 1/2 inches (138.4 cm)

Estimate: $2000 / 3000




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Property of a Gentleman 8265 A Pair of Gold Filigree Hairpins Qing Dynasty Each long tapering hairpin with an elaborate phoenix finial standing upon a ruyiheaded cloud, adorned with long flame like tail feathers billowing out from behind, the wings and clouds displaying either a dark pink or blue inlaid sapphire to each side. Length of Each Hairpin: 8 1/2 inches (21.6 cm); Gold Content: Higher than 85% (equivalent to 18k); Total Weight: 120 g Note: (‘refined metal crafts’) are made of Filigree inlays, known as “xi jin gongyi” gold, silver and other materials inlaid with various kinds of precious stones or pearls. Such techniques were believed to take shape in China as early as the Spring and Autumn Periods (9770 - 476 BC), achieving a high standard of craftsmanship in the Ming Dynasty and enjoying their greatest development during the Qing Dynasty.

Estimate: $20,000 / 30,000


8266 A Precious Stone-Inlaid Gold Filigree Pomander Box Qing Dynasty The box of lobed form surmounted by a recumbent deer holding a flowering branch, the ornate and delicate design featuring intricate beading and scroll work throughout, inlaid with alternating dark pink and blue sapphires to the lid border, the base designed en suite. Width of Box: 3 3/4 inches (9.5 cm); Gold Content: Higher than 85% (equivalent to 18k); Total Weight: 205 g Provenance: Acquired by the current owner in the 1970s Note: Luxurious materials such as the hairpins presented in the previous and present lots were often exclusively designed and individually fashioned by master craftsmen for royal families and wealthy, noble families in power. The exquisite use of the materials shown in lots 8265 and 8266 manifest superior craftsmanship and infinite patience, and served to indicate the wealth and social status of their original owners.

Estimate: $35,000 / 45,000


Ceramics 8267 A Small Jianyao Earthenware Bowl

8272 An Iron-Red Luted Ceramic Jar

Song Dynasty Of conical shape thickly glazed with a mottled black color dripping down the majority of the body, ascending to a matte yellow and brown rim, with an unglazed section to the lower body, foot and base. Diameter: 3 7/8 inches (9.8 cm)

Probably Yuan/Ming Dynasty Of bulbous shape and overall brown and cream speckled ground, the uneven walls decorated in deep red with a subtly incised phoenix and dragon in silhouette amidst swirling clouds, beneath a scrolling band encircling the neck, incised jewel lappet border above the foot. Height: 7 3/4 inches (19.7 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 900 8268 A Large Cizhou Pottery Jar Yuan Dynasty The bulbous body displaying slip glazed decorations to the rounded shoulder, depicting a thick band of phoenixes soaring amidst swirling clouds and lined geometric patterns. Height: 13 inches (33 cm) Provenance: Originally from the Gallery of T.Z. Shiota, San Francisco. Acquired from Bonham’s & Butterfields, San Francisco, Sale 18264, August 23, 2010, Lot 6308.

Estimate: $1500 / 2500 8269 A Small Dingyao Ewer Carved with Flowers Song Dynasty The bulbous body rising to a cylindrcial neck topped by a trumpet form mouth, delicately carved floral meanders to the body below a short spout and rigid handle, the entire exterior covered with a pale ivory glaze. Height: 5 3/4 inches (14.6 cm)

Estimate: $1300 / 1800 8270 A Tang Style Brown Glazed Ewer with Phosphatic Splashes

Estimate: $2000 / 3000 8273 A Pair of Qingbai Porcelain Bowls with Incised Dragons Xuanhe Mark Both of pale celadon glaze with identical decorations, thinly potted walls of delicate yet uneven handmade texture, finely incised to the interior with two dragons chasing flaming pearls amidst additional flames and clouds, the four-character mark displayed to the center of the floor, deep rounded walls rising to an unglazed rim. Diameter of Each: 5 inches (12.7 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200 8274 A Longquan Celadon Dish with Scalloped Rim Yuan/Early Ming Dynasty Decorated with molded biscuit relief to the flat floor, depicting clouds and cranes in opposition against a rich celadon glaze, raised upon a small circular foot, unglazed foot rim. Diameter: 6 inches (15.2 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 900 8275 A Celadon Glazed Longquan Porcelain Covered Jar

Ovoid shape with a short neck and extended flared rim, the neck flanked by two looped ears with one large handle in the center opposing a short conical spout, dark brown matte glaze further decorated with milky splashes thickly dripping down the body and rim, unglazed lower body and base. Height: 10 3/4 inches (27.3 cm)

Ming Dynasty The heavily potted body of bulbous form, supported by an extended foot with an unglazed foot ring, with a shallow domical cover finished with a gently undulating petal form rim and twisted loop handle finial, subtly carved to the exterior with lotus meanders. Height: 13 1/4 inches (33.6 cm)

Estimate: $1500 / 2500

Estimate: $3000 / 5000

8271 A Junyao-Type Flower-Shaped Narcissus Dish The shallow lobed body ascending to the corresponding floriate rim, raised upon three ruyi head supports, the interior displaying an ‘earthworm in mud’ pattern of milky powder blue hue thinning to mushroom details, complimenting the vibrant rim and exterior of magenta and lavender hues, the brown glazed base incised with the number ‘five’ in Chinese. Diameter: 8 1/4 inches (20.9 cm)

Estimate: $1000 / 1500



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8276 A Flambé Glazed Porcelain Dish

8283 A Crab-Shell Green Glazed Porcelain Incense Burner

Daoguang Mark and Period Of deep rounded aubergine glazed walls, rising to a slightly flared white rim, the base covered with a tinted celadon glaze, displaying the six-character mark painted in blue to the center in seal script. Diameter: 8 1/4 inches (21 cm)

Qianlong Mark The compressed spherical body raised on three short tapering feet, the deep green glaze of even tone to the exterior with a mottled texture visible to the floor, the flared rim and shoulder flanked by silhouetted dragon form handles, the six-character mark in seal script to the base, heightened by brown pigment. Height: 2 3/4 inches (6.9 cm)

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 8277 A Copper-Red Glazed Porcelain Bowl Qing Dynasty, 18th Century With steep rounded sides glazed to the exterior with a deep red hue, the interior and recessed base with a subtle, pale celadon glaze. Diameter: 8 1/4 inches (20.9 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 900 8278 A Sacrificial Red Glazed Porcelain Globular Vase Mid Qing Dynasty The spherical body rising to a thick neck, rich red glaze exhibiting subtle striations thinning to a white glazed rim, the interior with white crackle glaze, the recessed base glazed white, with matching wood stand. Height: 14 1/2 inches (35.6 cm) Note: Reputedly from the Eumorfopoulos Collection and displayed at the Asian Art Museum for three years, according to a handwritten note provided by the consignor.

Estimate: $800 / 1200 8279 A Flambé Glazed Porcelain Vase 19th Century Of baluster form, the overall plum colored glaze exhibiting rich purple and red striations thinning to a mushroom hue beneath the flared rim, unglazed foot rim encircling a brown washed base. Height: 15 inches (38.1 cm)

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 8280 A Mirror Black Glazed Double Gourd Porcelain Vase Guangxu Mark Of traditional double gourd shape, the exterior covered in a lustrous pitch black glaze rising to a white rim and interior, the six-character mark painted in blue on the white glazed recessed base. Height: 9 3/4 inches (24.8 cm)

Estimate: $900 / 1300 8281 A Mirror Black Glazed Porcelain Yenyen Vase Late 19th/20th Century Traditional baluster form with a dramatic flaring rim and spreading foot, a thin raised band encircling the base of the neck, thickly glazed to the exterior with a deep black hue, the interior glazed white. Height: 21 inches (53.3 cm)

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 8282 A Teadust Glazed Porcelain Vase ‘Guan’ Mark The swollen ovoid body rising to a flaring rim above a waisted neck, the overall glazed with a mottled dark green hue with lighter green specks, thinning to a creamier tone at the rim, a raised character mark to the glazed base surrounded by the short foot rim. Height: 5 1/4 inches (13.3 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200


Estimate: $2000 / 3000 8284 A Turquoise Ground Grisaille-Decorated Porcelain Vessel Guangxu Mark, Late Qing/Republic Period Decorated to the bulbous body with black and white images of two dragons striding amidst large begonia blossoms to a turquoise ground, highlighted by a gilt rim and detailing throughout, black and yellow key fret and lotus lappets to the rounded rim and foot, the six-character mark on the base. Height: 7 3/4 inches (19.6 cm)

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 8285 A Lemon-Yellow Glazed Porcelain Bowl Yongzheng Mark Of deep rounded walls, the foot rim encircled by crisply molded and fluted petals ascending to incised lines forming a foliate rim, the interior designed correspondingly, with the six-character mark displayed at the center of the recessed whiteglazed base, accompanied by a carved wooden box with an inscription surrounded by dragons, the interior fitted with a brocade-covered circular box. Diameter: 8 1/8 inches (20.6 cm)

Estimate: $25,000 / 35,000 8286 A Pair of Square Turquoise Glazed Porcelain Vases Qing Dynasty Each with rectangular side panels rising to a tapered cylindrical neck and rolled rim, all raised upon a short foot, each panel ornately incised with a pair of immortals against a stylized key fret ground, bordered by further key fret patterns, each neck encircled by plantain leaf borders, both covered with a brilliant turquoise glaze. Height of Each: 11 inches (27.9 cm)

Estimate: $600 / 800 8287 A Lune-de-Clair Glazed Porcelain Vase Qing Dynasty Of globular shape rising to a long thick neck, the pale blue color evenly glazed to the exterior, thinning to a white rim and interior, the body exhibiting a metallic brown elongated spot near the shoulder, unglazed foot rim. Height: 12 3/4 inches (32.4 cm)

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 8288 A Dehua Guanyin He Chaozong Mark Shown seated in ‘royal ease’ upon a rectangular platform, her robes elaborately adorned with beaded jewelry and hanging ornaments, complimented by a matching headdress featuring a seated Buddha finial upon a lotus pedestal, her finely incised hair twisted into two sections upon each shoulder, a seal mark to the back. Height: 11 1/2 inches (29.2 cm)

Estimate: $900 / 1300















8289 Mark 8289 A Superb Glazed Porcelain Rock Woji Jushi Qing Wan Mark, 18th Century Of horizontal format, brilliantly designed to imitate natural stone with recesses and perforations, the deep gray glaze with subtle color variation, displaying richly textured and dimpled surfaces throughout, the flat base carved with ‘Woji Jushi qing wan’ mark. Dimensions: 2 1/4 x 6 1/8 x 3 1/4 inches (5.7 x 15.5 x 8.3 cm) Note: (1682 ‘Woji Jushi’ is the ‘hao’ (pseudonym or fictitious name) of Tang Ying 1756), who was the director of the Imperial ceramic kiln during the period of 1728-1756. It is widely accepted that Tang Ying was the most famous and the most skilled of all the imperial kiln directors. He also left a legacy of writings about porcelains published in and the kilns. Examples included ‘Taowu Xuluebei Ji’ 1735, and ‘Taoye Tubian Ci’ published in 1743. Tang Ying was a highly regarded master of ceramics in his own right, and personally executed porcelains resembling other materials to such a realistic level that many people mistook his work for the real thing. A very similar porcelain rock by Tang Ying is in the collection of the Beijing Palace Museum, donated by Zhang Zihou.

Estimate: $2000 / 3000

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8290 A Large Blue and White Porcelain Vase Kangxi Period The wide rounded shoulder rising to a short thick neck, painted to the body with reserves enclosing birds flying amidst blooming trees and stylized garden rocks, the surrounding borders of chrysanthemum scrolls and coin pattern, double rings on the base, with a matching wood stand. Height: 18 inches (45.7 cm)

Estimate: $1000 / 1500

8290 8291 A Blue and White Porcelain Vase Transitional Period Of globular form rising to a long tapering neck and slightly flaring rim, exquisitely painted to the body with a woman and child surrounded in flames while escaping upon a galloping horse from a group of armed men running behind them, depicted within an intimate landscape of lush ferns, jagged deep blue rocks and a misty waterfall, a raised rounded band to the neck, both decorated with stylized floral designs. Height: 14 3/4 inches (37.5 cm)

Estimate: $3000 / 5000


8292 A Blue and White Porcelain Brush Pot Transitional Period Of an elegant slightly tapered form, finely painted to the exterior with a figural garden scene, depicting a seated beauty overseeing children at play amidst lush plants, garden rocks and a willow tree, unglazed rim and base. Height: 8 1/4 inches (20.9 cm)

Estimate: $4500 / 6000

8291 8293 A Blue and White Porcelain Hu Form Vase Qianlong Mark, Late 19th/20th Century The rounded body ascending to a shortened and polished down neck, displaying elaborately designed bands of stylized lotus and peony scrolls, between crashing foam-topped waves and plantain leaf lappets with ruyi head details above the shoulder and foot, flanked by faux mask and ring handles, the six-character mark to the recessed base. Height: 10 inches (25.4 cm)

Estimate: $900 / 1300



8294 Three Small Blue and White Porcelains

8297 A Blue and White Porcelain Bowl

16th-18th Century The first a small blue and white jarlet with a subtly waisted neck supported by its globular body painted with birds, insects, flowers and bamboo among rocks, the shoulder decorated with a band of cloud collars; the second a stemcup, the flared bowl resting on a splayed foot with unglazed recessed base, painted on the outside with two figures, the interior floor centered with a bird-form emblem encircled by double line ring; the third a cup painted with plum flowers, pine tree and other plants separating ‘fu, lu, shou’ characters, the underneath painted with a ‘Bianyuqi Cheng’ four-character mark within a double ring. Height of First: 3 1/2 inches (8.8 cm)

Guangxu Mark and of the Period Painted in brilliant purplish-blue to the exterior of the rounded side walls with the classic ‘Three Friends of Winder’ theme, between double lines at the rim and raised circular foot, the interior floor with a medallion of a wheel and stylized clouds, the base with the ‘Six -Character Mark’ in Pattern Script. Diameter: 5 1/4 inches (13.3 cm)

Provenance: Jarlet, Sotheby’s Hong Kong, December 1978, lot 582; Stemcup, Sotheby’s Hong Kong, May 1979, lot 428

Yuan/Ming Dynasty Of elegant shape ascending to a short neck supporting a narrow flaring mouth, depicting a thick band of peony blossoms stemming from scrolling leafy vines, the neck encircled by floral ruyi headed lappets, a band of additional jeweled lappets above the key fret patterned foot, unglazed base. Height: 8 1/2 inches (21.6 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200 8295 Three Blue and White Porcelains Ming Dynasty Including a pair of flower form pedestal dishes, decorated with floral patterns emanating from the central flower medallion, each exterior painted en suite; the pear shaped vase rising to a neck mounted with metal decoration, the body depicting scrolling peony flowers issuing from rock work below. Height of Vase: 8 inches (20.3 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200 8296 A Small Blue and White Porcelain Water Coupe Xuande Mark, Qing Dynasty The domed body finely painted with a continuous scene depicting a vignettes of scholars playing games, conversing and painting, the surrounding rocky landscape connected by a small arched bridge above a winding stream, thick bamboo groves grow amongst swirling clouds, the six-character mark to the slightly recessed base. Height: 1 1/2 inches (3.8 cm)

Estimate: $4500 / 6000

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 8298 A Blue and White Porcelain Meiping Vase

Estimate: $1500 / 2500 8299 Two Blue and White Porcelain Vases The first of cylindrical form painted with two birds amidst large peony flowers in full bloom and garden rocks; the second of slender cylindrical form with a flaring lobed rim, decorated with a continuous battle scene depicting figures on foot and horseback. Tallest: 12 inches (30.5 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200 8300 Two Sets of Blue and White Cups and Saucers Qianlong Marks The delicately potted walls decorated to match, with alternating panels depicting singular leafy flowers rising to a floral band below each lobed rim, all painted to the floor with circular medallions enclosing leafy peonies and chrysanthemums issuing from garden rocks below, the four-character mark displayed within double blue rings to the recessed base of each. Height of Each Cup: 2 inches (5.1 cm); Diameter of Each Saucer: 5 1/4 inches (13.3 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 900


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Property from the Private Collection of Dr. David Young 8301 A Fine Blue and White Porcelain Bowl Yongzheng Mark and of the Period Raised on a high foot, its wide curving well centered with a roundel depicting a serene landscape, the exterior walls painted in soft-hued blue with a panoramic landscape and figures, the recessed base finely painted with ‘the Six-Character Mark’ in formal script encircled in a double ring. Diameter: 7 inches (17.8 cm) Provenance: Acquired from a reputable antique dealer in Amsterdam during early 1980’s.

Estimate: $8000 / 12,000

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8302 8302 Mark 8302 A Pair of Famille Rose-Enameled Porcelain Vases with ‘Children at Play’ Decoration Jiaqing Marks, Republic Period Each of oviform shape with flared foot and tall waisted neck supporting two elegantly curved, gold-painted ruyi-form handles descending from dragon heads, the body finely enameled in mirror image with a continuous scene of boys playing on a terrace between vertical, stylized lappets and a band of ruyi-heads, the neck painted with scrolling lotus on a bright yellow ground; the base covered with turquoise glaze except the central square bearing ‘the Six-Character mark’ in seal script. Height: 7 1/2 inches (19 cm) Note: ‘Children at Play’ in a lush garden setting is an historically recurring Chinese art theme appearing in various forms. Images of healthy children are taken as an auspicious symbol. The depiction of little boys in decorative arts is associated with the wish for sons, and through them, prosperity.

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Estimate: $30,000 / 50,000


8303 A Very Rare Famille Rose Enamel and Sgraffiato-Decorated Porcelain Bowl Qianlong Mark and of the Period The ogee-form bowl supported by a straight, tall foot rising to a gently flared rim, the interior executed in ochre and reddish-brown with a faux bois design, the exterior decorated with brilliant enamels depicting lively, leafy peonies in their progressive, seasonal blooming stages, against dense spiral fern patterns finely incised through thick white enamel, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with the ‘six-character mark’ in seal script. Diameter: 8 1/4 inches (21 cm) Provenance: Acquired from a private collector 40 years ago and has been in Dr. Young’s collection since. The bowl was vetted for display by a museum curator for the Los Angeles County Museum, in the 1980s. Note: Between Heaven and Earth there is one sole beauty. Faux-bois (‘false wood’) decoration is a design mostly seen on porcelain during the 18th century in China. With the refinement of materials and craftsmanship and the expansion of the range of glaze and enamel colors during Qianlong’s reign, ceramic potters became highly ambitious in their invention. Copying other materials in porcelain was popular and reached a high quality, often achieving a near-perfect copy of the original piece. What makes the present bowl unusual is not the application of faux-bois patterns to the interior, but rather the combination of applying Sgraffiato, famille rose enamel and faux-bois design on a single model.

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The use of the space on the exterior walls is also unique. More often we see porcelains decorated with flowers together with other ornamental motifs such as rocks and birds. This particular bowl has left sufficient blank areas to its exterior to accentuate the beauty and elegance of the peony flower, which is believed to have been the national flower of China since the early Qing Dynasty. The depiction of the progressive stages of the peony from a bud, to a blooming flower, then full blossom to maturity on the bowl is another intriguing aspect of the bowl. The design appears allegorical; the cycle of growth finishes with a blank area for the viewer to pause and breathe; and, turning to the perfect bud of the noble flower again, to reflect on the cycle of life, or the ups and downs of a nation. The painting of the peonies is executed in a free and realistic style in contrast to the stiff and often highly stylistic manner popular during Qianlong Period. We may conclude with reasonable confidence that this bowl was commissioned with a very specific and experimental design. It appears that the wood pattern symbolizes the Earth and the living things growing out of the Earth. The pure white exterior ground and the incised spiral design is often associated with ‘The Heavens’. The two designs join at the thinly formed rim, which is suggestive of a border or horizon, where Heaven and Earth meet. The beauty of the peony is the central focus: as if to say, “between Heaven and Earth there is one sole beauty”.

Estimate: $120,000 / 180,000

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Property of Various Owners 8304 A Pottery Roof Tile of Guanyin, Child and Lion

8310 A Famille Rose-Enameled Porcelain Vessel

Ming Dynasty Seated in ‘royal ease’ upon a reclining lion figure with its head facing upward from an outreached neck, the hooded figure of deep ivory skin tone beneath green, yellow and turquoise glazed garments, shown holding a small child dressed to match, the rectangular base decorated with a geometric patterned panel, mounted to a wood stand. Height of Figure: 9 1/2 inches (24.1 cm)

The thick cylindrical form painted to the exterior walls with colorful chrysanthemum flowers growing amid cavernous garden rocks, a drilled hole to the center of the base. Height: 7 1/4 inches (18.4 cm)

Estimate: $5500 / 6500 8305 A Chinese Imari Porcelain Vase Kangxi Period The baluster form depicting the ‘Hehe twins’ standing beside a money tree with coin form blossoms heightened by gilt paint and iron-red leaves, still life vignettes to either side of the neck, the flared mouth encircled by double blue rings, with a matching reticulated wood stand. Height: 17 1/2 inches (44.5 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200 8306 A Large Faux Bois and Famille Verte-Decorated Dish Kangxi Mark, 19th Century Of deep rounded walls rising to a flattened rim, the floor with a lobed flower form reserve depicting a rooster crowing upon rockwork surrounded by blooming branches, small shaped reserves enclosing landscapes, birds and flowers to the interior and exterior walls, the six-character mark on the recessed base. Diameter: 15 1/2 inches (39.4 cm)

Estimate: $2000 / 3000 8307 A Canton Famille Rose-Enameled Export Porcelain Garden Seat Of barrel form decorated to the exterior with rectangular reserves depicting figures, flowers and birds, surrounded by elaborate and colorful floral designs, the body encircled by two bands of raised bosses and coin form apertures to the sides and seat. Dimensions: 19 x 12 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches (48.3 x 31.1 x 31.1 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 900 8308 A Polychrome-Enameled Porcelain Vase Early 20th Century The pear shaped body raised upon a tall foot, painted with a continuous exterior battle scene with figures on foot and horseback, a thick alternating band of geometric patterns and scroll reserves above, a figural landscape scene to the neck. Height: 17 inches (43.2 cm)

Estimate: $2000 / 3000 8311 A Famille Rose-Enameled Dish with a Children at Play Theme Daoguang Mark, Republic Period Depicting a colorful gathering of youthful figures celebrating amidst a garden compound, shown carrying various objects including instruments, a dragon kite flies above a matching boat in the crashing waves below, a six-character mark to the turquoise-glazed recessed base. Diameter: 9 1/4 inches (23.5 cm)

Estimate: $900 / 1300 8312 A Yellow Ground Grisaille-Decorated Porcelain Plate Dayazhai Mark Vibrantly glazed ground, painted to the floor with a black and gray image of a bird perched upon trailing wisteria, scrolling vines and large blooming flowers, a red inscription and ovoid reserved mark to the floor, with a ‘Yong Qing Chang Chun’ mark on the recessed base. Diameter: 10 3/4 inches (27.3 cm)

Estimate: $600 / 800 8313 A Faux-Bois Ground and Enamel-Decorated Porcelain Vase Qianlong Mark, 20th Century Of pear shape with a flared rim, decorated with foliate reserves enclosing river landscape scenes to both sides, surrounded by a reddish-brown and black ground painted in the likeness of textured wood, the six-character mark displayed on the recessed base. Height: 10 1/2 inches (26.7 cm)

Estimate: $900 / 1300 8314 A Famille Rose-Enameled Porcelain Bowl Qianlong Mark, 20th Century The rounded walls painted to the exterior with a mountainous river landscape scene, depicting a robed figure with a staff walking towards a thatch work house nestled in lush foliage with large trees emerging from dark rockwork, reversed by a poetic inscription and three seals painted in red, the four-character mark enameled to the recessed base. Diameter: 6 1/2 inches (16.5 cm)

Estimate: $900 / 1300

Estimate: $800 / 1200 8309 A Large Famille Noir-Enameled Bowl Kangxi Mark, 19th Century The exterior decorated with a large peacock displaying its elaborate tail, surrounded by a variety of other birds flying and roosting among a network of flowering plants and trees to a black ground, geometric rock work above the foot, the interior with a phoenix medallion to the floor, the interior rim with a reserved border of ocean creatures and floral scrolls, the six-character mark to the base; with a matching wood stand. Diameter: 14.5 inches (36.8 cm)

Estimate: $1000 / 1500


8315 An Underglaze Blue and Overglaze Enameled Porcelain Vase Qianlong Mark Of elongated ovoid form, the body decorated with well designed colorful landscape reserves emerging from a ground of elaborate lotus scrolls, all between floral lappet bands and a key fret border to the rim, the six-character mark displayed on the base. Height: 12 inches (30.5 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200




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8316 A Large Export Porcelain Punch Bowl

8320 A Pair of Famille Rose-Enameled Covered Porcelain Jars

Circa 1800 The deep rounded walls decorated to the exterior with alternating figural landscape reserves of vibrant magenta foliage and trees, against a ground of deep orange geometric patterns, painted to the floor with a similarly themed medallion, ascending to a heavily stylized interior rim border displaying colorful scrolling decorations finished with floral sprays. Diameter: 11 3/4 inches (29.8 cm)

Guangxu Marks Both of an inverted pear shape with ovoid and foliate reserves depicting hanging flower baskets and blooming plants growing from garden rocks, surrounded by a dark pink ground with scrolling peonies and various objects, all between elaborately designed floral and lappet borders, each lid decorated en suite, the sixcharacter mark painted in blue to both bases. Height of Each: 19 1/2 inches (49.5 cm)

Estimate: $1800 / 2500

Estimate: $5000 / 7000

8317 A Gilt and Grisaille-Decorated Porcelain Bowl

8321 A Famille Rose-Enameled Porcelain Covered Ginger Jar

18th Century The deep rounded walls decorated with delicately painted butterflies amidst floral spays, shown hanging from the geometric patterned rim borders, a single floral spray to the floor, raised upon a foot encircled by a key fret border. Diameter: 10 1/4 inches (26 cm)

Estimate: $600 / 800

19th Century The tapered ovoid shape depicting two beauties surrounded by children within a garden setting of large flowering plants and trees, accompanied by pedestals of fruit and flower bowls, the cover painted en suite and topped with a gilt painted finial. Height: 12 3/4 inches (32.4 cm)

8318 Two Coral Red and Famille Rose Enamel-Decorated Porcelain Plates

8322 Two Small Polychrome-Enameled Porcelain Cups

Daoguang Mark, Republic Period Displaying a scroll form reserve to each floor enclosing landscape scenes of figures boating amidst lush mountains, surrounded by delicate gilt-painted scrolling designs, the reverse with bamboo sprays, the six-character mark on the recessed base. Diameter: 9 3/4 inches (24.7 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200 8319 A Set of Four Canton Famille Rose-Enameled Porcelain Dishes 19th Century Each finely enameled in brilliant hues, decorated to the floor with a different episodic scene displaying figures within various landscapes and building exteriors, surrounded by intricately designed floral borders featuring colorful butterflies, insects and fruit forms, the subtly lobed rims finished with a gilt border. Diameter of Each: 9 3/4 inches (24.8 cm)

Estimate: $2500 / 4000

Estimate: $600 / 800

Kangxi Marks Both of identical form with rounded walls and a flared rim; the first decorated to the exterior with a pair of ducks swimming in a lotus pond, a hummingbird above drinks nectar from one of the orange blossoms; the second painted with several flowering plants growing near vibrant blue colored garden rocks; each reversed by an inscription and blue seal mark, the six-character mark painted to each base in blue. Height of Each: 1 3/4 inches (4.5 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200 8323 Two Blue Sgraffiato Ground Porcelain Bowls with Famille Rose Decoration Daoguang Marks Each with identical decorations to the rounded walls, painted to the floor with pink flower medallions, opposing foliate form reserves enclosing flowers displaying pink petals, against a blue ground with incised scrolling fern like leaves, the six-character mark painted in blue seal script to each base. Diameter of Each: 5 inches (12.7 cm)

Estimate: $900 / 1300











8324 A Small Copper-Red and Grisaille-Decorated Porcelain Brush Washer

8329 A Yellow Ground Famille Rose-Enameled Porcelain Jar

Li Xiren Mark, Republic Period Of domed shape with straight walls, depicting a scene of Zhong Kui dressed in gilt decorated copper-red garments, shown walking ahead of an emaciated demon form carrying a snake, insects and frog hanging from a folded-up umbrella, red and gilt painted bats shown flying above, reversed by an inscription bearing the signature ‘Xiren’ in the form of a red seal mark, also appearing on the base. Height: 2 1/2 inches (6.4 cm)

Dayazhai Mark, 19th/20th Century Of ovoid shape rising to a short neck and slightly flaring mouth, finely painted to the vibrant yellow ground with a black bird resting upon a network of twisting wisteria vines amidst blooming peony flowers, the shoulder painted in red with a ‘Dayazhai’ mark and an oval ‘Tiandi yijia chun’ mark encircled by two dragons chasing a flaming pearl, turquoise glaze to the interior and base, the recessed base displaying a white and red ‘Yong qing chang chun’ mark. Height: 13 1/2 inches (34.3 cm)

Estimate: $2000 / 3000

Estimate: $4500 / 6000

8325 Two Small Mille-Fleur Bowls

8330 A Famille Rose-Enameled Porcelain Vase

Qianlong Marks, Late Qing Dynasty Each of similar design, the rounded walls decorated with circular panels enclosing plumb flowers and peonies, against a colorful and dense floral ground scattered with small scroll designs, the six-character mark painted in red to each recessed base. Diameter of Each: 3 1/8 inches (7.9 cm) Provenance: Acquired from a private collector whose grandfather was in China and brought back the bowls before 1930.

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 8326 A Pair of Small Coral-Red Ground and Enameled Porcelain Bowls Hongxian Mark and Period Both finely enameled with butterflies and birds roosting upon flowering tree branches, displaying a plum blossom tree and colorful peonies above rockwork and bamboo branches against a deep red ground, the four-character seal mark enameled in blue to the recessed base. Diameter of Each: 3 1/4 inches (8.2 cm)

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 8327 Two Famille Rose-Enameled Porcelain Bowls 18th Century The first painted with blossoming seasonal flowers issuing from garden rocks, a single flower branch to the interior floor; the second depicting colorful floral sprays to the exterior and floor, the interior rim finished with a decorative border. Diameter of Second: 10 1/4 inches (26 cm)

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 8328 A Famille Rose-Enameled Porcelain Plate Qianlong Mark The shallow dish enameled to the interior with a floriate medallion, vibrantly colored petals of pink, yellow and turquoise radiating from the intricately painted central floral design, the exterior glazed white with a flat base displaying the sixcharacter mark in seal script. Diameter: 9 inches (22.8 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200


Republic Period Of rigid rectangular shape ascending to a tapered cylindrical neck and raised upon a spreading foot, each opposing side enameled with phoenix and dragon medallions or floral reserves against a yellow ground of scrolling double gourds, flanked by faux elephant-head and ring handles. Height: 12 inches (30.4 cm)

Estimate: $2000 / 3000 8331 A Famille Rose-Enameled Porcelain Censer Jiaqing Mark Of rounded ding shape flanked by two handles extending above the thick rim, displaying a continuous lotus scroll design and Buddhist auspicious symbols against a bright turquoise ground, colorful key fret border to the rim and handles, raised upon three bulbous legs, the rim displaying the six-character mark in red seal script. Height: 13 inches (33 cm)

Estimate: $1500 / 2500 8332 A Pair of Polychrome-Enameled Vases Each of ovoid form rising to a short neck and flared rim, the mirror image decorations depicting a group of beauties escorting a flower cart lead by a spotted deer, surrounded by large pine trees, rockwork and lush grass underfoot, a fourcharacter mark to the base. Height: 14 inches (35.5 cm)

Estimate: $1000 / 1500











8333 A Doucai Meiping Porcelain Vase

8336 Two Porcelain and Rosewood Table Screens

Chenghua Mark, Kangxi Period Of elegant shape decorated with a figural scene in green, yellow, blue and red hues, depicting a gathering of officials and attendants within a fenced garden of large cavernous rocks beneath a red sun, the six-character mark encircled by double blue rings to the base. Height: 8 1/4 inches (21 cm)

19th Century Each of the rectangular porcelain plaques finely painted in black with a ‘Bogu’ theme and a line of a poem against incised and green enameled key fret patterns, set within a rosewood frame bordered by reticulated detail further fitted in a matching easel stand; both porcelain plaques painted with seals, one reading ‘Shen’, the other ‘Lu.’ Dimensions of Porcelain Plaques: 9 x 6 inches (22.8 x 15.2 cm)

Provenance: Acquired from Sotheby’s, Paris, December 18, 2008, Lot 11.

Estimate: $7000 / 9000 8333A A Fine Iron-Red and Gilt-Decorated Kinrande Ewer and Cover Ming/Qing Dynasty Of pear shape with a long neck and upturned mouth rim, the long spout gently curved and connected to the neck with a ‘S’-scroll strut, the arched handle applied with a lug, embellished with rich red, gilt and green enamel with two opposing peach-shaped panels each enclosing a phoenix amongst cloud scrolls, separating further lozenge panels filled with sprigs and fish, the ground densely painted with geometric patterns between borders formed with vertical leaves, ‘leiwen’, and waves, the spout and the handle similarly decorated with ‘lingzhi’ plants and cloud scrolls, the domed cover with a simple rounded finial and painted with a phoenix; with a Japanese box. Height: 8 1/2 inches (21.5 cm) Provenance: Acquired in Japan during World War Two. Note: ‘Kinrande’ is a Japanese term referring to porcelains decorated with gilt designs on a colored enamel ground to resemble the appearance of rich brocade. A number of ewers, similar in design to the present one, are known. Its origin can be traced to the Yuan Dynasty. A large quantity of the type was produced in the Jiajing Period (1522 - 1566) and many were exported to Japan where they were highly valued. Variations of the distinctive group of kinrande ewers are mainly found in Japanese museums and collections. To see comparable examples, refer to ‘Chinese Ceramics from Japanese Collections: Tang through Ming Dynasties’ by Eizo Hayashiya and Henry Trubmer, in collaboration with Gakuji Hasebe, Yoshiaki Yabe, Niroko Nishida, William F. Rathbun, and Catherine A. Kaputa’, An Asia House Gallery Publication, 1977.

Estimate: $3000 / 5000 8334 Wang Xiliang (b. 1922): A Large Enameled Porcelain Charger Signed Wang Xiliang Painted to the floor with an energetic battle scene of figures on horseback and on foot holding spears and billowing flags, all framed by ornately designed concentric bands of ruyi heads, colorful floral meanders, bats and peaches, an inscription and seal to the floor, with a mark to the base. Diameter: 16 inches (40.6 cm)

Estimate: $3000 / 5000 8335 A Reticulated Famille Verte Porcelain Bottle Vase Kangxi Mark, Late Qing Dynasty/Republic Period Of globular form rising to a slender tapering neck encircled by an iron-red dragon, the body molded with the eighteen luohan engaged in various activities amidst dense reticulated green, yellow and aubergine cloud florets, the six-character seal mark displayed on the base. Height: 13 1/2 inches (34.3 cm)

Estimate: $2500 / 3500


Provenance: From a Southern California Private Collector.

Estimate: $800 / 1200 8337 A Fine Famille Rose Enamel-Decorated Porcelain Plaque The rectangular shape well-enameled with a central chrysanthemum flower of a deep magenta color, issuing from a small garden rock surrounded by additional seasonal flowers, a pomegranate tree with ripe fruits and orange blossoms above, bordered by a pink ground scrolling lotus design, all supported by a reticulated wood stand carved with dragons. Dimensions of Plaque: 12 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches (32.3 x 23.2 cm)

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 8338 A Rectangular Porcelain Plaque with Famille Rose-Enameled Decoration Jagged blue and gray garden rocks enveloped by lush, blooming flowers, a hummingbird hovers above the large peony plant of gently folding yellow and pink petals, displayed in a reticulated wood stand decorated with dragons. Dimensions: 13 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches (34.9 x 26 cm)

Estimate: $900 / 1300 8339 A Famille Rose-Enameled Porcelain Plaque Decorated with an undulating plumb blossom tree of white and pink flower, emerging from behind a rounded green and gray garden rock surrounded by lingzhi, peonies and other flowering plants, with an inscription to the upper left, the fitted reticulated wood stand carved with dragon scrolls. Dimensions: 15 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches (38.7 x 26 cm)

Estimate: $900 / 1300 8340 A Rectangular Porcelain Plaque In horizontal format, depicting a male figure dressed in colorful robes with a black hat and holding a gnarled wood staff, accompanied by two attendants with either a flower basket or a tea set, shown standing within a garden setting beneath the shade of a large tree with garden rocks and flowering plants displayed in the background. Dimensions: 10 x 15 inches (25.4 x 38.1 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200





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Furniture 8341 Four Small Porcelain Wall Panels

8344 Three Lamps with Carved Wood Dragon Stands

Republic Period Each painted with a mountainous river landscape scene, small figures are depicted among cottages, pagodas and other modest architectural structures surrounded by intricate trees and blooming foliage, each signed with a differently designed seal painted in red, framed. Dimensions: 12 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches (32 x 45 cm)

The three lamp shades of tasseled lantern forms, decorated with woven and painted panels depicting robed figures and horses within plainly designed landscapes of subtle mountains and flowering trees, heightened with metallic threads, each accompanied by an intricately carved dragon-headed stand, the two smaller stands with open work scroll details at the base and raised upon four clawed feet, the larger stand elaborately carved entirely in relief with dragons chasing flaming pearls amidst swirling clouds. Height of Each: 28 1/4 - 71 1/8 inches (71.7 - 180.6 cm)

Estimate: $1800 / 2500 8342 A Porcelain Plaque Zhang Zhitang Mark The rectangular shape painted with a beautiful river landscape scene of majestic mountains, two figures walking along a path flanked by heavily textured rocks beneath a grove of large trees, a waterfall can be seen in the background, titled and signed ‘Zhang Zhitang’ with a red seal mark to the upper right. Dimensions: 21 1/2 x 13 inches (54.6 x 33 cm)

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 8343 An Enamel-Decorated Porcelain Plaque Set as a Tabletop Of rectangular shape decorated with an asymmetrical composition, depicting two birds resting upon a flowering plum blossom tree above a leafy plant with large orange flowers, an inscription and two seals painted in red to the upper left, sits loosely in a matching bamboo-form wood table frame. Dimensions of Plaque: 14 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches (36.8 x 24.8 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200

Estimate: $700 / 900 8345 A Carved Hardwood Cabinet on Stand Early 20th Century Of rectangular chest form fitted with a pair of double doors, deeply carved in relief with figural mountain landscape scenes to each door, opening to reveal a single shelf inside, raised upon a stand of shaped scroll work aprons and four legs terminating in scroll form feet. Dimensions: 46 1/4 x 43 x 19 1/2 inches (117.5 x 109.3 x 49.7 cm)

Estimate: $600 / 800 8346 A Carved Hongmu Side Table with Scroll Ends Late Qing Dynasty The recessed rectangular top set above openwork aprons carved with scrolling dragons in pursuit of a flaming pearl, supported upon four straight flower-decorated legs with a waisted feature near the top, the stretchers set with an inner stepped frame detail. Dimensions: 32 3/4 x 46 x 16 1/4 inches (83 x 116.5 x 41.6 cm)

Estimate: $600 / 800 8347 A Pair of Hongmu Armchairs and a Matching Side Table Inset with Marble Qing Dynasty The slightly lobed ovoid backsplats set with a marble panel of creamy white and dark gray striations throughout, framed by a thick lobed crest rail opposite a scroll design above the curving seat, the substantial arm rests terminating in large scrolls, supported by four gently undulating legs separated by simple stretchers below foliate aprons; the circular side table designed en suite with a marble top and shelf underneath. Dimensions of Each Chair: 39 x 21 x 23 inches (99 x 53 x 58 cm); Dimensions of Table: 22 x 20 1/4 x 20 1/4 inches (55.5 x 51.5 x 51.5 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200







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8348 A Pair of Huanghuali and Mixed Wood Round-Corner Tapered Cabinets, Yuanjiaogui Late Qing Dynasty Each with an extended top frame supported on corner posts of rounded square-section, the two single-paneled doors set within rounded rectangular frames, opening to either side of the plain center stile to reveal a shelf consisting of two drawers below, all raised on rounded legs joined by shaped recessed aprons and ruyi head spandrels, the doors and center stile set with rectangular lock plates and pulls. Dimensions of Each: 59 x 31 1/2 x 14 1/8 inches (149.7 x 80 x 36 cm)

Estimate: $12,000 / 18,000

8349 A Pair of Carved Huanghuali and Mixed Wood Horseshoe Chairs 16th/17th Century Elements The curving crestrail of each carved with stylized dragons and ruyi heads terminating in dragon-headed scroll handles, set with elegantly undulating front, side and back posts decorated en suite, the curving reticulated backsplat displaying further dragon scrolls continuing in carved relief form to the elaborately designed aprons, stretchers and legs ending in hoof feet, the recessed square seat with a woven mat panel set in a rectangular frame. Dimensions of Each: 38 1/2 x 26 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches (98 x 67.5 x 49.5 cm)

Estimate: $12,000 / 18,000



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8350 A Pair of Dark Hardwood Cabinets Carved with Dragons Each of rectangular form finely carved with large dragons flying amidst densely swirling cloud florets above crashing waves and protruding mountains, the two single-panel doors open from the plain center stile to reveal two shelves inside, the removable bottom panel cut with a coin form aperture lifting to a compartment below, the shaped apron carved with further dragons in pursuit of a flaming pearl, each hatchest designed en suite with two carved single-panel doors, the hinged doors and center stile set with rectangular lock plates and pulls incised with stylized dragons, each side panel decorated with bats suspending an infinity knot while surrounded by scroll work below character medallions. Dimensions of Each: 88 1/2 x 38 1/2 x 17 1/8 inches (224.5 x 97.8 x 43.4 cm)

Estimate: $4000 / 6000

8351 An Elmwood Cupboard Cabinet Late Qing/Republic Period The top frame slightly protruding over the thick rounded corner posts, with two rectangular doors and side panels set with square-form key fret lattice decorations, opening to reveal a single shelf with two small drawers at the bottom, the door set with ruyi-headed lock plates and pulls, two additional larger drawers placed above the plain apron and spandrels. Dimensions: 72 3/4 x 36 x 20 inches (184.8 x 91.4 x 50.8 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200

8352 A Pair of Shuzhou Style Hardwood Armchairs The back panels carved with dragons flying amidst clouds and made of ‘Suanzhi’ and ‘Tieli’ wood, set below a frieze of reticulated floral reserves and scroll work, the arm rests of rigid rectangular form decorated with a row of baluster forms, rectangular seat set upon a waisted section above humped open work aprons of scrolling lotuses, supported by straight legs terminating in hoof feet with stepped stretchers. Dimensions of Each: 39 x 21 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches (99 x 55.2 x 45 cm)

Estimate: $900 / 1300






8353 A Large Rectangular Hardwood Table Early 20th Century The large top set within a wide rounded rectangular frame, above lobed aprons and spandrels with bold yet simple scroll design, the stretchers further decorated with shaped panels displaying matching scroll work, connected underneath by a slender shelf spanning the entire length of the table. Dimensions: 30 x 99 1/2 x 35 3/4 inches (76.5 x 253 x 91 cm)

Estimate: $1200 / 1800

8354 A Jichimu and Hardwood Side Table Late 19th/Early 20th Century The thin rectangular top continuing down to a highly stylized layered apron of ruyi head carvings, bone form cutouts and dramatic scrolls, each corner further decorated with two large geometric scrolls, all supported by unique legs designed as double latticed panels terminating in archaistic scroll form feet. Dimensions: 33 1/4 x 54 1/2 x 16 inches (84.4 x 138.4 x 40.6 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200

8355 A Hongmu Side Table Late Qing Dynasty The pieced rectangular table top supported by four plain square-section legs terminating in subtle hoof feet, the thick reticulated apron and spandrels of boldly carved stylized archaistic dragons, ruyi head clouds and chrysanthemum details. Dimensions: 35 x 42 x 20 3/4 inches (89 x 107 x 53 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 1000

8356 An Elm Wood Altar Table Of long slender rectangular form, the top set upon a waisted section above a simple stepped lattice form apron with scroll details to the spandrels, supported by four straight legs of square section terminating in hoof feet. Dimensions: 32 x 75 1/2 x 19 inches (81.3 x 191.8 x 48.3 cm)

Estimate: $2000 / 2500







Paintings and Books 8360 Anonymous: Preparation for a Journey Late Qing Dynasty Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk, the lower right with two seals. 51 x 34 1/2 inches (129.5 x 87.2 cm)

Estimate: $2000 / 3000 8361 After Shen Zhou (1427-1509): Figures and Landscape Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, the upper right inscribed with a poem, with a signature reading ‘Shen Zhou’, three seals. 18 1/2 x 25 1/4 inches (47 x 64.2 cm)

8364 Attributed to Wu Zheng (1878-1949): Listening to the Chill Water Hand scroll, ink and color on paper, the upper left with a long inscription, with a signature ‘Baoxuan Jushi Wu Zheng’, dated ‘wuchen’ (1928), three seals, reading ‘Baoxuan Jushi’, ‘Wu Daiqiu’, and ‘Lusiwan ren’; with a separately mounted fourcharacter title corresponding to the theme of the painting, bearing a signature ‘Pu Ru’, three seals. Painting: 95 x 12 1/4 inches (241.5 x 31 cm)

Estimate: $1800 / 2500

Estimate: $900 / 1300

8365 Attributed to Shen Zhenlin (Qing Dynasty): Flowers by Rock

8362 Anonymous: Guanyin

Estimate: $800 / 1200

Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, dated ‘dingchou’ (1937), commissioned by Zhang Xiaogeng, inscribed by Lu Zhuchi, painted by Xiao Chi, three seals; topped by two colophons and additional two seals. 45 1/2 x 20 inches (115.5 x 50.8 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200 8363 Various Artists: Three Fan Paintings a) Chen Xiaocui (1907-1968): ink and color on paper, inscribed, dated, signed, two seals. b) Wu Guangyu (1908-1970): ink and color on paper, with inscription, signed, one seal; the other side with calligraphy by Sha Menghai (1900-1992), signed. c) Zhang Xiong (1803-1886): ink and color on paper, with inscription, signed, two seals; the reverse with calligraphy, signed, with a seal. The First: 21 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches (52 x 19 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200


Hanging scroll, ink and color on fabric, the upper left inscribed, dated, with a signature “Shen Zhenlin’, one seal. 29 x 16 1/4 inches (73.6 x 41.2 cm)

8366 Attributed to Fei Qinghu (18th Century): Mountains in Mist Hanging scroll, ink on paper, inscribed with a poem, with a signature and two seals. 40 x 11 1/4 inches (101.5 x 28.4 cm)

Estimate: $900 / 1200 8367 Attributed to Yun Bing (1771-1823): An Album of Twelve Leaves Ink and color on silk, each with two seals, the last painting inscribed, dated, signed ‘Qingyu Nushi Yun Bing’ Each Painting: 9 x 6 inches (25.8 x 15.2 cm)

Estimate: $1800 / 2500


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8368 After Ding Guanpeng (Active 1708-1771): Eighteen Luohan Set of four hanging scrolls, each painted in ink and color on silk, one scroll inscribed, dated, bearing a signature ‘Ding Guanpeng’, with one seal reading ‘Guanpeng’. Each: 51 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches (138 x 39.4 cm)

Estimate: $1500 / 2500 8369 After Bian Jingzhao (Active 1426-1435): Egrets in Winter Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk, the lower left bearing a signature ‘Bian Jingzhao’, five seals. 53 1/2 x 26 inches (136 x 66 cm)

Estimate: $1200 / 1800 8370 After Gu Jianlong (1606-1687): Nine Sages at Xiangshan Late 19th/Early 20th Century Handscroll, ink and color on silk, titled and dated to the left side, bearing a signature ‘Gu Jianlong’, two seals reading ‘Gu Jianlong yin’, and ‘ Yun Chen’. 123 1/2 x 10 3/8 inches (313 x 29 cm) Provenance: Acquired in China in the 1930’s, and hence by descent within the family.

Estimate: $1200 / 1800 8371 After Zhao Mengfu (1254-1322): Two Tethered Horses Hanging Scroll, ink and color on paper, bearing one signature ‘Zi’ang’ to the left, one seal reading ‘Zhaoshi Zi’ang’; three colophons to the top, each ended with a seal. 43 1/2 x 21 inches (110.5 x 53.4 cm)

Estimate: $3000 / 4000 8372 Attributed to Ni Tian (1855-1919): Celebrating Longevity Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, the upper right inscribed as ‘dedicated to Zhennan ren xiong’, dated ‘kuimao’, (1903), with a signature ‘Ni Tian Mogeng’, one seal. 45 x 22 1/2 inches (114.3 x 56.5 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200 8373 Qian Weicheng (1720-1772): Figures and Landscape Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, the upper left with a signature ‘Chashan Qian Weicheng’, dated ‘dinghai’ (1767), two seals reading ‘Qian Weicheng yin’ and ‘Chashan’. 49 x 24 3/4 inches (124.5 x 63 cm) Provenance: Property from a North Bay Private Collector.

Estimate: $1000 / 1500









8374 Attributed to Huang Ding (1660-1730): Four Painting Leaves

8379 Attributed to Tao Lengyue (1895-1985): Landscape under Each ink and color on paper, one marked ‘Zungu’, two seals, one with a signature Moonlight ‘Duwang Ke Ren’, one seal, all framed. Each: 11 1/2 x 13 1/4 inches (29.2 x 33.5 cm)

Provenance: Acquired in 1978 from Waddell’s Antiques in Paradise, California.

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 8375 A Hanging Scroll: Portrait of Guangong Late Qing Dynasty Ink, color and gold on paper, the lower left with two seals. 53 x 30 3/4 inches (134.5 x 78.2 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200 8376 Anonymous: Luohan Late 19th Century Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk, the upper left inscribed, numbered as ‘17th to the left ‘in Chinese. 34 1/2 x 19 inches (87.6 x 48.2 cm)

Estimate: $600 / 800 8377 Qian Wenbin (?-1948): A Herd Boy and the Weaving Maid Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, the upper left inscribed, signed ‘Wenbin, Qian Shangzhen’, one seal, reading ‘Wenbin hua yin’. 46 x 11 7/8 inches (116.8 x 30 cm)

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 8378 Two Hanging Scrolls, both ink on paper; the first depicting a flowering plum tree, with a long inscription, signed ‘Yang Mu’, one seal; the second painted with bamboo First Painting: 57 x 31 inches (145 x 79 cm)

Estimate: $1500 / 2500


Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, the upper right inscribed, dated ‘xinyou’ (1981), signed Tao Lengyue, four seals. 28 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches (71.6 x 26.6 cm)

Estimate: $2500 / 4000 8379A Chen Shaomei (1909-1954): Winter Grove by River Hanging Scroll, ink and color on paper, inscribed to the right, with a signature ‘Shaomei Chen Yunzhang’, two seals. 34 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches (87 x 43.8cm)

Estimate: $2500 / 3500 8380 Zhao Shao’ang (Chao Shao-an, 1905-1998): Fish Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, the lower right inscribed, dated ‘xinhai’ (1971), signed ‘Shao’ang’, two seals. 54 x 13 3/4 inches (137 x 35 cm)

Estimate: $5000 / 7000 8381 Attributed to Qi Baishi (1864-1957): Insect on a Dry Tree Branch Ink and color on paper, the upper right inscribed, with a signature ‘Baishi’, two seals. 20 1/4 x 13 inches (51.4 x 33 cm)

Estimate: $2000 / 3000 8382 Attributed to Yu Fei’an (1888-1959): Birds and Peonies Ink and color on paper, framed and glazed, the upper right inscribed, with a signature ‘Fei’an’, one seal. 47 1/2 x 25 inches (119.5 x 63.5 cm)

Estimate: $1800 / 2500














8383 Qi Baishi (1863-1957): Eagle and Pine

8384 Attributed to He Jiaying (b. 1957): A Sewing Girl

Hanging Scroll, ink and color on paper, the upper right with a signature ‘Qi Guang’, one seal reading ‘Bai Shi Weng’. 53 x 13 3/4 inches (134.6 x 35 cm) Provence: Acquired in Japan in the 1970s, and hence by descent within the family.

Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, the lower right with a signature ‘Jiaying’, two seals. 45 x 25 (114.2 x 63.5 cm)

Estimate: $1800 / 2500

Estimate: $10,000 / 15,000


8385 Li Yongsen (1898-1998): Canal Bridge

8386 8386 Wang Yachen (1894-1983): Birds and Flowers

Watercolor on paper, framed and glazed, the lower right signed ‘Yongsen’ in Chinese. 13 x 17 inches (33 x 43.2 cm)

Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, the upper left titled, signed ‘Fan Yachen’, dated ‘dingyou’ (1957), one seal. 36 x 16 3/4 inches (91.5 x 43 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 900

Estimate: $600 / 800


8387 8387 A Group of Twenty-Five Hardcover Books on the Chinese Art Collection from the National Palace Museum in Taiwan With text written in both English and Chinese, each with multiple color plates; published by the National Palace Museum, Taipei, five in 1969, ten in 1971, six in 1973 and four in 1974.

Estimate: $1000 / 1500

8388 Partial image 8388 A Large Collection of Books on Art and Auction With auction reference books and catalogues from various Sotheby’s and Christie’s auctions; art books including but not limited to Chinese bronzes, paintings, porcelains, ivory carvings, jade and other works of art.

Estimate: $800 / 1200


Japanese Works of Art 8390 A Large Satsuma Style Dish with Lac Burgauté Reserve

8394 Two Ivory Figures*

Edo/Meiji Period Decorated to the floor with a foliate-rimmed reserve enclosing seated figures amid a bamboo grove of garden rocks and lush plants, surrounded by intricately designed floral and geometric bands heightened by gilt-enameled textures, the overall with a cream colored crackle glaze. Diameter: 16 1/4 inches (41.3 cm)

Both depicting bearded men with textured robes and delicate features heightened by pigments; the first holding a basket and bamboo staff, a signature cartouche to the robe, with wood stand; the second wearing black robes and inro while holding a large leafy peach, attached to wood stand. Tallest Figure: 8 1/4 inches (20.9 cm)

Estimate: $1200 / 1500 8391 Two Silver Teapots ‘Taishodo’ Mark, Late Meiji Period Both of identical form and design; the body depicting delicately incised circular medallions enclosing twin feathers, the simple arched handle fixed to the square shoulder, topped by a recessed lid, each with an incised ‘Taishodo’ studio mark and a stamped ‘pure silver’ mark. Height of Each: 6 inches (15.2 cm); Total Silver Weight: 29.62 troy oz

Estimate: $700 / 900 8392 A Bronze Flower Arrangement Vessel in Lotus Form The large rounded and folded leaf displaying a network of veins rising to the ruffled rim, supported by curving stems and small leaves, lotus a blossom and buds issuing from the stems, a small frog sits upon the edge of the rim. Length: 12 inches (30.4 cm)

Estimate: $600 / 800 8393 A Small Japanese Traveler’s Shrine Enclosed in a circular wood box opening to reveal two opposing Buddha images against a gilt patterned ground, each seated upon a carved double lotus pedestal and surrounded by a double flaming halo, dressed in modest garments with intricately incised decorations, one depicted with a matching headdress and lotus flower in hand. Diameter: 2 3/4 inches (7 cm)

Estimate: $600 / 800


Estimate: $800 / 1200 8395 A Polychromed Ivory Figure of a Wood Gatherer* The pieced figure depicted wearing a layered patchwork robe with incised patterns and details heightened by deep red pigments, his gentle features focused upon an open book in his hand, carrying bundles of cut wood and twigs upon his back, with an incised mark to the base, wood stand. Height of Figure: 12 3/4 inches (32.4 cm)

Estimate: $900 / 1300 8396 Two Polychrome Ivory Models of Chrysanthemums* Both displaying a single blossom in full bloom revealing the interior textured center heightened by yellow pigments, the thick tinted stems engulfed by curling leaves with one flower bud, accompanied by a black lacquered stand. Longest: 16 inches (40.6 cm)

Estimate: $1200 / 1800 8397 A Pair of Ivory Pigeon Figures* Each shown in either a feeding or standing position with wings gently tucked away, displaying intricately designed and masterfully incised feathers, eyes inlaid with black and lustrous cream colored materials, supported by bronze legs cast with textured details, both with a signature to the underside. Length of Each: 8 1/2 inches (21.5 cm)

Estimate: $2000 / 3000










8398 A Mixed Ivory, Wood, and Metal Model of a Carpenter*

8402 A Carving of a Mother and Boy

Meiji/Taisho Period Shown sitting upon a stack of rectangular logs while hammering a metal peg into the top piece of wood, the male form made from ivory and dressed in metal with intricately designed features and details, accompanied by a matching metal tool box. Overall Length: 10 1/4 inches (26 cm)

Late Meiji Period Executed from a material simulating ivory, depicting a female form dressed in layered kimonos incised with large floral medallions, carrying a small child upon her back while each holds either a drum or a small trumpet form, incised hair carefully arranged behind a cloth band tied in a bow at her forehead. Height: 7 inches (17.8 cm)

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 8399 A Mixed Ivory, Wood and Metal Figure of a Wood Cutter* Meiji/Taisho Period Depicting a male figure hard at work while bent over his saw, his ivory skin boldly contrasting his dark metal garments and shaped tool, shown standing upon a wooden plank raised to one side by a pieced-together saw horse, a mark to the back of the robe possibly reading ‘Sanden’. Overall Length: 12 inches (30.4 cm)

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 8400 A Japanese Ivory Okimono of Fishermen*

Provenance: Property from a Northern California Private Collector.

Estimate: $600 / 800

Property of Various Owners 8403 Two Woodblock Prints Paul Jacoulet (1896-1960), Oban yoko-e, singed in pencil above the Butterfly seal, mounted, laid-down. Adachi Ginko (Active 1874-1897), Diptych, dated Meiji 12 (1879), framed and glazed. Paul Jacoulet: 12 x 15 1/4 inches (39 x 30.5 cm)

Meiji Period Beautifully executed depicting two men and a small boy upon their slender fishing boat actively pulling their fresh catch out of the intricately curling waves below, well designed and masterfully carved fishing implements and garments shown strewn about the boat interior, signed on the boat rudder with the square seal reading: ‘Takeuchi.’ Length: 13 inches (33 cm)

Note: With a note dated 1946 typed on paper with an American Red Cross letterhead.

Estimate: $6000 / 7000

Signed and dated 1990, numbered 58/100, framed and glazed. 26 1/4 x 15 1/4 inches (66.5 x 18.6 cm)

Estimate: $500 / 700 8404 Y. Murakame: A Woodblock Print

Property from a Northern California Collector

Estimate: $800 / 1200

8401 An Ivory Figural Group with Painted Detail*

8405 Anonymous: Benzaiten

Two of the figures shown seated while surrounded by various jars and vessels with the third figure crouching upon a tree stump, animated facial expressions and incised details heightened by pigments, a red cartouche signature to the underside of the ovoid base. Overall Height: 4 1/4 inches (10.8 cm) Provenance: Acquired from Sotheby’s, Los Angeles, March 1980, Lot 1006.

Estimate: $600 / 800

Edo/Meiji Period Ink and color on silk, originally a hanging scroll, now laid down on cardboard. 38 x 17 inches (98 x 43 cm)

Estimate: $450 / 600 8406 Yoneko Saeki (1903-1972): A Street Scene Oil on canvas, framed, the lower right signed ‘Saeki’ in English and Japanese. 9 x 12 1/4 inches (22.8 x 31.2 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 1000












Korean and other Asian Works of Art 8407 A Large Indian Style Embroidered Satin Tapestry Of vertical format, embroidered in pale earth tones depicting a large tree with a slender trunk and branches, the various rounded and sectioned leaves scattered with several flower blossoms of different designs, birds shown flying and roosting amidst the curling and entwining branches, all against a black ground. Dimensions: 110 x 65 1/2 inches (279.4 x 166.4 cm)

Estimate: $1000 / 1500 8408 A Celadon Glazed Stoneware Bowl with Sanggam Inlay Goryeo Dynasty Heavily built, the wide curving well inlaid in white slip with a lychee group to the center encircled by lotus petals, further surrounded by flowers and phoenix, and additional detailed bands, highlighted in black pigment, low circular foot with foot rim unglazed. Diameter: 7 5/8 inches (19.5 cm)

Estimate: $600 / 800 8409 Two Ceramic Water Droppers Together with a Ming dynasty blue and white ewer encircled by looped decorations; the first water dropper of celadon glaze with sanggam inlay depicting a crane and cloud; the second water dropper molded with a blue and white landscape, a loop form handle placed opposite the thin curved spout, a painted design to the base. Tallest Dropper: 2 1/4 inches (5.7 cm); Height of Ewer: 7 inches (17.8 cm)

Estimate: $600 / 800 8410 A Korean Blue and White Porcelain Long Neck Vase Joseon Period, 19th Century The compressed pear shape rising to a shortened neck and polished rim, painted to the body with a large undulating dragon pursuing a flaming pearl amidst clouds, raised upon a short foot encircled by a single blue line on the exterior, rough unglazed base. Height: 10 1/2 inches (26 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1200 8411 Two Ceramic Bowls Both heavily built; the first of thick celadon glaze with cream colored specks, incised with petals encircling the exterior and a floral medallion to the floor; the second of smaller form glazed pale brown and scattered with dark brown spots, incised with a band of three rings just below the rim. Diameter of Largest: 6 inches (15.2 cm)

Estimate: $500 / 700 8412 A Celadon Glazed Stoneware Wide Bowl Goryeo Dynasty The shallow curving well rising upon a short foot, decorated to both the interior and exterior with incised circular bands. Diameter: 7 1/8 inches (18.2 cm)

Estimate: $600 / 800


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However, we neither accept any responsibility to an absentee bidder, nor any liability whatsoever for a failure to execute the absentee bid for any reason. In the event that identical multiple absentee bids are the highest bids received for the same lot then the earliest received of the competing absentee bids shall prevail at that bid amount. d. Auctioneer’s Discretion The Auctioneer has the absolute discretion to 1) pass a lot or withdraw it from sale at any time prior to its actual sale; 2) refuse to recognize any bidder; 3) refuse to recognize any bid; 4) resolve any dispute between bidders or resolve any doubtful bid by deciding who is the successful bidder or nullifying the auction of the lot and reoffering it for sale. The Auctioneer’s decision is binding as to disputes arising at auction. If a dispute arises post sale, our records of the sale shall be conclusive. Both the Auctioneer and MA shall be without any liability whatsoever resulting from the exercise of the discretion referred to herein. e. Reserves All Property is offered for sale subject to a Reserve unless otherwise stated by us at time of sale. MA may protect the Reserve by an initial bid or continued bidding on behalf of the consignor. Any bids by MA staff after the Reserve is met shall be made only on behalf or registered bidders. Neither the consignor nor an agent or representative of the consignor is allowed to bid on their own property. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES Except for warranty of title, neither we nor the Consignor make any warranties, guarantees or representation, express or implied, with respect to the Property, including, but not necessarily limited to, any implied warranty of “fitness for purpose” or “merchantability.” Any and all statements and descriptions in any catalogue or elsewhere by MA, relating to age, attribution, authenticity, size, genuineness, provenance, historical relevance or significance, physical condition, importance, quality, quantity, rarity, period, culture, source or origin, are presented as statements of qualified opinion only. MA’s disclaimer of liability covers information contained in catalogues, and all other printed material published by us, including condition reports. Buyers assume the responsibility to inspect the Property and make their own decision as to the nature, quality and value of the Property. Neither MA nor the Consignor make any warranty or representation with regard to the existence of or the transfer of intellectual property rights, except and to such extent as may, from time to time, be explicitly stated. No employee of MA is authorized to nor shall make any warranty or representation on MA’s behalf, except as stated in the catalog or in any written addendum. ESTIMATES OF VALUE All estimates of value as published in our Catalogues or elsewhere are statements of qualified opinion as to the range of the price a willing buyer might pay for the Property at auction. The actual price paid at auction or subsequently, may vary substantially from the estimates. MA shall not be liable for any such differential. BUYER’S DEFAULT If a Buyer fails to pay for purchased Property, or otherwise does not comply with these Conditions of Sale, the Buyer shall be in default. In addition to all remedies available in law, to MA and to the Consignor, the Buyer shall be liable for the entire Purchase price. Additionally, at our option, we may either cancel the sale and retain all payments made by Buyer as well as retain any and all Property of Buyer in our possession as security against payment of the sums in default, or we may re-offer the Property for sale, at auction or privately, without reserve. Buyer shall be liable to us and the Consignor for the additional fees, commissions and costs on both sales (including handling, storage and court costs and attorney’s fees) resulting from the cancellation or resale of the Property and in the event of resale, any deficiency which may result. RESCISSION The sole and exclusive remedy, available only to the original buyer, is the limited right of rescission set forth herein. MA will cancel the sale of Property if the original buyer establishes to our satisfaction that there has been a breach of the Consignor’s warranty of title, or that the identification of Authorship* of the Property as set forth in Bold Type Heading is not substantially correct, based on a fair reading of the Catalogue (as may be amended by posted or announced changes.) IN ALL INSTANCES, YOU MUST GIVE WRITTEN NOTICE TO US WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE SALE OF THE PROPERTY, SETTING FORTH THE BASIS FOR YOUR CLAIM AND, AT YOUR SOLE EXPENSE AND RISK, RETURN THE PROPERTY IN QUESTION TO MA WITHIN SEVEN (7) DAYS AFTER NOTICE IS GIVEN AND IN THE SAME CONDITION AS WHEN SOLD. Upon review of the claim and the property, if we 130

are satisfied with the bases for your claim and the property is in the same condition it was in when sold, MA will rescind the sale and return to you the Purchase price, unless we have already remitted funds to the Consignor. In that event, and at MA’s sole discretion, MA shall either pay you as provided above, or shall pay you only that portion of the Purchase price retained by us (the Seller’s commission, the buyer’s premium and any sales taxes collected) and on your behalf make demand on the Consignor for the balance and upon receipt of the funds remit same to you. Should the Consignor refuse to return the funds to you or to MA, we shall disclose the Consignor’s identity and assign to you any and all rights MA may have against the Consignor. Any and all liability MA may have as agent for the Consignor shall thereupon terminate. BUYER EXPRESSLY UNDERSTANDS AND AGREES THAT MA SHALL HAVE NO OTHER LIABILITY TO THE BUYER EXCEPT FOR THE RETURN OF THE PURCHASE PRICE AND THAT IN NO EVENT SHALL MA BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR COMPENSATORY DAMAGES OR LOSS OF PROFIT OR BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY. *Authorship refers to the maker or creator of the Property, and the period, social culture, and origin of the Property as stated in the Bold Type Heading for a given lot in our catalogue. It does not refer to the descriptions which may be contained in the information below the Bold Type Heading. MISCELLANEOUS a. Modification: No modification or amendment of the Conditions of Sale shall bind MA unless contained in a writing signed by MA, except as may be posted or published as noted above or verbally announced at time of sale. b. Severability: If, for any reason, any part of the Conditions of Sale is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining portion shall be valid and enforceable. c. Successors and Assigns: The Conditions of Sale shall be binding on all the heirs and assigns of the Buyers and bidders and inure to the benefit of MA’s successors and assigns. d. Jurisdiction, Venue, Choice of Law: Dispute resolution shall occur in Alameda County, California, USA. The provisions of the Conditions of Sale will be construed and disputes determined by application of California Law, without regard to conflicts of law. e. Notice, Service of Process: Buyers agree to accept all notices and service of process relating to dispute resolution at the address provided by Buyer on any registration forms required to be executed as a condition of bidding in our auction. f. Dispute Resolution: All disputes and claims arising out of or relating to events and actions covered herein, brought by or against us, shall be resolved by mediation or binding arbitration in accord with the procedures set forth below. This provision does not apply to claims brought by the Buyer directly against the Consignor, including, but not limited to any action brought pursuant to the rescission provisions noted above OPTIONAL PROVISIONS Shipping, insurance packaging and handling of purchased lots is at the risk and expense of the purchaser. As a service to the purchaser, MA may ship appropriate items solely via United Parcel Service, (UPS) Ground. MA will not ship by any other method including USPS, and property requiring freight shipment. MA will, in no event insure the property whether or not packaged and shipped by MA. MA shall not, under any circumstances, be liable for the loss, theft or damage to property, including, but not limited to selection of shipper, the acts or omissions of any shipper or the acts or omissions occurring in packing for shipment. It is the purchaser’s responsibility to obtain a shipping quote for any lot being offered, from an outside shipper, prior to the auction date. (As a courtesy, MA may provide quotes for items to be shipped via UPS). Post sale determination of shipping costs does not constitute grounds for cancellation of any purchase made at auction. Purchasers are advised that large and fragile items can be expensive and that MA will ship no property without first obtaining consent from the purchaser and only after packing and shipping costs have been disclosed by MA. When MA is to pack and ship, MA will provide to the bidder with a quote for cost of packing and handling and the UPS fee. The Purchaser is responsible for any insurance of the shipment. Shipment will not be made until both all sums due MA including the shipping and handling fees as quoted, and written confirmation is received that insurance has been waived or has been obtained by purchaser. Shipment may take up to 21 days after payment is received. MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION PROCEDURES (a) Within 30 days of written notice that there is a dispute, the parties or their representatives may meet at a time and place mutually agreed upon, to mediate their differences. If the parties agree, a mediator acceptable to the parties shall be selected. The mediator shall be an attorney, trained in mediation techniques and familiar with commercial law and the California Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). The mediator’s fees shall be shared equally and paid by all parties. At the mediation, all parties shall have actual authority to settle the dispute. Any statements made during, and all aspects of, the mediation process shall be kept confidential and shall not be admissible in any subsequent arbitration or judicial proceeding. Any resolution shall be confidential. (b) If the parties cannot agree to mediation, or if mediation does not resolve the dispute, or in any event no longer than 60 days after receipt of written notice referred to above, the parties shall submit the dispute for binding arbitration before a single neutral arbitrator jointly selected, or absent agreement, selected from the panel of Arbitrators provided by the American Arbitration Association (AAA). If, within 15 days, the parties cannot agree on an arbitrator, then AAA shall select one (1) person as arbitrator in accord with AAA 131

rules. The arbitrator shall be an attorney, experienced in commercial law and with the UCC. The arbitrator shall be required to follow the law in making his award, and the award shall be in writing and shall set forth findings of fact and legal conclusions.(c) The arbitration shall occur within 60 days of the selection of the arbitrator, in either Oakland or San Francisco, California, unless the parties agree to another location. Discovery and the procedure for the Arbitration shall, unless otherwise agreed to by the parties, follow the procedures and policies of AAA governing commercial arbitration, subject however to the following modifications: 1. All arbitration proceedings shall be confidential. None of the parties nor the arbitrator, may disclose the existence, content or results of the arbitration without the written consent of all parties. 2. The parties shall attempt to agree on the issues to be arbitrated, or identify the disputed issues in writing no later than 45 days prior to arbitration. 3. Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, discovery, if any, shall be limited as follows: (a) Requests for no more than 10 clearly identified categories of documents, to be provided to the requesting party within 14 days of written request therefore; (b) Depositions: No more than two (2) per party, provided however, the deposition(s) are to be completed within one (1) day; (c) Compliance with the above shall be enforced by the arbitrator in accord with California law. 4. Each party shall have no longer than eight (8) hours to present its position. The entire hearing before the arbitrator shall not take longer than three (3) consecutive days, unless all parties agree otherwise in writing. The award shall be made in writing no more than 30 days following the end of the proceeding. Judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered by any court having jurisdiction thereof. Each party shall bear its own attorney’s fees and costs in connection with the proceedings and shall share equally the fees and expenses of the arbitrator. This auction is being conducted in compliance with section 2328 of the Commercial Code, section 535 of the Penal Code, and provisions of the California Civil Code. Bonded pursuant to California Civil Code sec 1812.600 et seq. Bond # 70044066 PROPERTY MADE FROM OR CONTAINING MATERIALS FROM ENDANGERED OR PROTECTED SPECIES Property that contains any percentage of material made or potentially made from endangered and/or other protected species of wildlife are, as a courtesy, marked in the catalogue with the symbol “ * ”. Michaan’s Auctions does not accept any responsibility or liability for failing to mark such lots. Such material includes, but is not limited to, ivory, tortoise shell, crocodile skin, whalebone, rhinoceros horn, some species of coral and certain woods. Prospective buyers are advised that several countries completely prohibit importation of property made, all or in part, of proscribed materials. Some countries require special permits, such as a CITES permit, from the relevant regulating authority in the countries of exportation and importation as well.  Potential buyers intending to import the property into another country should be familiar with the relevant customs laws and regulations prior to bidding on property containing wildlife material.  Regulations may vary as the U.S. prohibits importation of articles containing material(s) from species it has designated endangered or threatened if the articles are less than 100 years old. It shall be the potential buyer’s sole responsibility to research and satisfy the requirements of any laws and regulations that apply to the import and export of property as described in the aforementioned paragraphs. Prospective buyers must also note that the inability or delay in obtaining permits, licenses or other permissions to import or export property containing potentially regulated wildlife material will not constitute a basis for rescission or cancellation of the sale of said property or the delay in payment of purchased items in accordance with the Conditions of Sale. No Guarantee of Authenticity for Chinese Paintings Currently, scholarship in the field of Chinese paintings precludes the ability to provide unqualified statements or opinions as to Authorship or date of execution. The terms for RESCISSION in the Conditions of Sale, (as set out on our internet site and in our catalogues) does not apply to Chinese paintings. However, if within twenty (20) days of the sale of any such lot, the original purchaser provides Michaan’s with both written notice that the lot is a forgery, and within seven (7) days after written notice, said purchaser returns the lot to us in the same condition as when sold and demonstrates to our satisfaction that the lot is a forgery, Michaan’s will rescind the sale and refund the purchase price received to the original purchaser. “Forgery” for the purposes of this provision, is defined as a work created with the intent to deceive.


Definitions of Authorship: This is to qualify the relationship between the object and the named person in the catalogue. The following conventions for attribution are used by Michaan’s Auctions: Giovanni Bellini: 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 artists named. Attributed to Giovanni Bellini: In our opinion probably a work by the artist but less certainty as to authorship is expressed than in the preceding category. Studio of Giovanni Bellini: 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 Giovanni Bellini: In our opinion a work by an as yet unidentified by distinct hand, closely associated with the named artist but not necessarily his pupil. Style of ......; follower of Giovanni Bellini: In our opinion a work by a painter working in the artist’s style, contemporary or near contemporary, but not necessarily his pupil. Manner of Giovanni Bellini: In our opinion a work in the style of the artist and of a later date. after Giovanni Bellini: 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. “bearing signature...”/”bearing date...”/”bearing inscription...” In our opinion the signature/date/inscription is by a hand other than that of the artist. Typical Headings:

Bid Increments Minimum Value from US $ 0 from US $ 50 from US $ 200 from US $ 500 from US $ 1000 from US $ 2000 from US $ 5000 from US $ 10000 from US $ 20000

Maximum Value to US $ 49 to US $ 199 to US $ 499 to US $ 999 to US $ 1999 to US $ 4999 to US $ 9999 to US $ 19999 and above

Expected Bid Increment US $ 5 US $ 10 US $ 25 US $ 50 US $ 100 US $ 250 US $ 500 US $ 1000 US $ 2500


FURNITURE George III Mahogany Chest of Drawers Third Quarter 18th Century This heading, with date included, means that the piece is, in our opinion, of the period indicated with no major alterations or restorations. George III Mahogany Chest of Drawers This heading, without the inclusion of the date, indicates that, in our opinion, the piece, while basically of the period, has undergone significant restoration and alteration. George III Style Mahogany Chest of Drawers The inclusion of the word “style” in the heading indicates that, in our opinion, the piece was made as an intentional reproduction of an earlier style. BRONZES Antoine-Louis Barye This heading indicates that the casting and patination were done by the artist or with his direct authorization or supervision. Cast After a Model by Antoine-Louis Barye This heading indicates that the casting and patination of a known Barye model were done by another, i.e., artisans at the F. Barbedienne or other foundry. CERAMICS Meissen Porcelain Cup and Saucer Late 19th Century This states that the cup and saucer were made at the Meissen factory in the last quarter of the 19th Century. Meissen Porcelain Cup and a Saucer Late 19th Century Again, this states that the cup and saucer were made at the Meissen factory in the last quarter of the 19th Century, but it also indicates that the cup and saucer may not have been “born” together. Meissen Porcelain Cup and Saucer Circa 1900 This states that the cup and saucer are of Meissen style, and although of the date specified, not necessarily made at the Meissen factory. ‘Meissen’ Porcelain Cup and a Saucer 19th Century This states that the cup and saucer are of Meissen style, and although of the date specified, not necessarily made at the Meissen factory. Meissen Porcelain Cup and Saucer The title without a specific date simply states that the pieces were made at the Meissen factory but does not specify when, implying that their age is questionable.


Fine Asian Works of Art Auction  

To be held June 20, 2011, 10am (Pacific Time) at Michaan's Auctions.