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Fine Asian Works of Art Sunday, December 15, 2013


Fine Asian Works of Art December 15, 2013, 10am Chinese Works of Art Jade and Hardstone Carvings: Lots 5001-5082 Snuff Bottles: Lots 5083-5116 Fine Chinese Glass from the Ina and Sandford Gadient Collection: Lots 5120-5126 Works of Art: Lots 5130-5184 Ivory, Coral and Horn Carvings: Lots 5186-5200 Furniture: Lots 5205-5208 Textiles: Lots 5211-5223 Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy: Lots 5226-5249 Chinese Ceramics: Lots 5256-5304 Religious Art: Lots 5306-5325 Japanese Works of Art: Lots 5330-5336

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Asian Art

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Chinese Works of Art Jade and Hardstone Carvings

5001 Three Neolithic Jade Carvings Neolithic Period Comprising two C-shaped pendants, possibly in reference to a pig dragon, and a cylindrical toggle. Longest: 2 1/4 inches (6 cm)

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800 5002 Two Small Jade Carvings Neolithic Period (for the cong) Comprising a cong with incised decoration and an elongated square-form pendant with incised characters. Longest: 1 1/4 inches (3.2 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

Lot 5002

Lot 5001

5003 Two Small Jade Congs Neolithic Period The first divided into four sections with circular incisions and parallel lines; the second of mottled -green color with rounded corners. Longest: 2 1/3 inches (6.4 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 5004 Two Neolithic Jade Carvings Neolithic Period The first a compressed cong with carved rounded corners; the second a twin cylindrical-form pendant. Width: 1 1/2 inches (3.8 cm) of cong

Lot 5004

Lot 5003

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800 Provenance: From a Kansas City, Missouri private collection.

5005 Five Jade Carvings Neolithic to Han Dynasty Comprising two cicada-form pendants, a cocoon-form pendant, and two dragon-form carvings. Longest: 3 7/8 inches (9.8 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

Lot 5005

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5006 A Large Jade Fish-Form Pendant Late Shang/Early Western Zhou Dynasty, Circa 1100 BC Carved with striated dorsal fin and projecting pectoral fins, the head delineated by grooved lines. Length: 11 3/8 inches (28.9 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000 Provenance: Eldred’s, May 17th-20th, 1978, lot 329.

5007 A Jade Bi Disk Late Eastern Zhou/Western Han Dynasty, 3rd-2nd Century BC The pale greenish-grey jade bi disc finely carved in relief on both sides with comma spirals set within slightly raised borders Diameter: 5 9/16 inches (14.4 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 Provenance: Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University.

Lot 5007 Lot 5006

5008 Three Jade Sword Ornaments Warring States Period Comprising two sword slides and a trapizoid-form fitting, all carved with a chilong dragon. Longest: 3 5/16 inches (8.4 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000 5009 A Jade Ceremonial Tablet Warring States Period The hu-form shaft carved with raised median ridge and triangular tip, shallowly carved with neat rows of raised bosses on both sides. Length: 13 7/8 inches (45.4 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000 Lot 5008

Provenance: Eldred’s, May 17th-20th, 1978, lot 330.

Lot 5009 5010 Two Jade Pigs Han Dynasty Both of typical elongated form, the larger one with deep slanting grooves delineating the ears, the front and rear legs and the small tail, the smaller one with a curling tail. Longest: 4 1/8 inches (10.5 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000 Provenance: From a Kansas City, Missouri private collection.

Lot 5010

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5011 A Jade and Silver Covered Box The jade of Qing Dynasty, the box of Republic Period The jade cover formerly as the inset for the head of a ruyi scepter carved in low relief to feature the stylized shou character surrounded by various auspicious symbols, the silver container made to conform the shape of the jade cover,the marked base raised on three spherical feet. Width: 5 1/2 inches (14 cm)

Estimate: $4,000 / 6,000 5012 A Pale Celadon Jade Belt Hook 18th/19th Century Carved to the top with a scrolling dragon holding a lingzhi spray advancing towards the dragon head terminal. Length: 5 inches (12.7 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000 Lot 5012

Lot 5011

Lot 5013 Lot 5014 5013 A Jade Gui-Shaped Censer

5014 A Jade Archaistic Bi-Disc

Late Ming Dynasty, 17th Century

Ming Dynasty

With dragon handles, carved in relief with taotie masks and further archaistic designs, including stylized mythical beasts, the stone of a celadon tone with natural russet inclusions, accompanied with matching wood stand. Width: 6 1/4 inches (15.9 cm)

Finely carved to one side in deep relief with three sinuous chilong with bifurcated tails coiled around the aperture, the other side with raised nodes and double-headed mythical beasts, the stone of a creamy mellow tone with natural inclusions, with a wood stand. Diameter: 6 1/8 inches (15.5 cm) of disc

Estimate: $5,000 / 7,000

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Estimate: $4,000 / 6,000


5015 A White Jade Sword Ornament Qing Dynasty Of compressed and elongated form, carved with chilong dragons between taotie mask bands, the semi-translucent stone of an even white color. Length: 3 3/8 inches (8.6 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 5016 A Mughal-Style Jade Wine Vessel Republic Period The leaf-shaped vessel of deep form, carved with a continuous low relief floral meander encircling the body, the branchform handle with displaying two curling leaves, the stone of an even icy-white tone. Length: 7 1/2 inches (19 cm)

Lot 5016

Estimate: $4,000 / 6,000

Lot 5015

5017 A White Jade Belt Hook

5018 A Celadon Jade Belt Hook

18th/19th Century

19th Century

Carved with a horned beast terminal and surmounted by an openwork sinuous chilong dragon, the stone of an even white tone. Length: 5 1/8 inches (13 cm)

Carved to the top with a scrolling chilong dragon advancing towards the dragon-head terminal. Length: 5 3/4 inches (14.6 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

Lot 5018

Lot 5017

5019 Two Jade Archer’s Rings Qing Dynasty Comprising a white nephrite jade with russet inclusions and a jadeite with a faint-green color. Widest: 1 3/16 inches (3 cm)

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800

Lot 5019

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Lot 5022 Lot 5020

Lot 5021

5020 A Small Jade Belt Hook Qing Dynasty

5021 A White Jade Plaque

Carved in the form of a ruyi scepter bearing lingzhi fungus heads. Length: 3 inches (7.6 cm)

Of rectangular form, carved to one side with a female warrior and the reverse with a male warrior, both side with raised borders. Length: 2 1/8 inches (5.4 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

Estimate: $2,500 / 3,500

5022 A White Jade Bi Disk 18th/19th Century Carved to side with alternating ruyi-shaped motifs and dots, and the reverse carved with a field of tiny bosses between narrow inner and outer borders. Diameter: 2 1/2 inches (6 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000

Lot 5024

Lot 5025 Lot 5023 5023 Three Jade Sword Fittings

5024 Five Small Stone Carvings

5025 Four Jade Archer’s Rings

Ming Dynasty

Qing Dynasty

Qing Dynasty

Comprising two scabbard slides and a trapezoid-shaped fitting. Longest: 2 15/16 inches (7.4 cm)

Comprising a rectangular jade plaque with one side carved with a two-character seal and the reverse with a flower; with two carved agate pendants, a rock crystal pendant, and a landscape-form soapstone seal. Length: 2 7/16 inches (6.2 cm)

Comprising mottled rings with raised decoration and a celadon ring with undecorated sides. Longest: 1 1/16 inches (2.6 cm)

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800 Provenance: From a Kansas City, Missouri private collection.

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Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000 Provenance: From a Kansas City, Missouri private collection.


Lot 5028 Lot 5026 Lot 5027

5026 Six Jade Hairpins

5027 A Jade Archer’s Ring

Qing Dynasty Each of curving spatulate form with a flat finial reticulated decorations. Length: 4 3/8 inches (11.1 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

5028 Four Jade Archer’s Rings

The celadon colored stone carved with a straight side displaying the russet inclusions. Width: 1 1/2 inches (3.8 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

Qing Dynasty Comprising three white jade rings and a mottled ring. Longest: 1 inches (2.54 cm)

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800 Provenance: From a Kansas City, Missouri private collection.

Lot 5030 Lot 5029 5029 A Circular Jade Plaque Qing Dynasty

5030 A Jade Buckle

Carved in the likeness of an ancient Roman coin with a braided outer border. Diameter: 2 inches (5.1 cm)

Carved in the form of a recumbent lion or fu dog, the semi-translucent stone of an even celadon color with russet inclusions. Length: 2 3/8 inches (6 cm)

Estimate: $7,000 / 9,000

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

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Lot 5031 Lot 5032 Lot 5033 5031 Two Small Jade Carvings Ming Dynasty Comprising a mottled cong and dog. Longest: 1 11/16 inches (4.1 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 Provenance: From a Kansas City, Missouri private collection.

5032 A White Jade Lotus-Shaped Brush Washer

5033 Four Jade Bangles

Qing Dynasty

With three carved as twin confronting dragon heads with long double horns, and one as a single dragon with simulated-twist carving. Widest: 3 inches (7.6 cm)

Carved from a stone of even white hue with sveral areas of russet inclusion, the oval vessel well hollowed and decorated with two monkeys, a dragon fly and a bundle of lotus flowers and leaves on the underside. Width: 3 15/16 inches (10 cm)

19th Century

Estimate: $5,000 / 7,000

Estimate: $6,000 / 8,000

Lot 5036

Lot 5034

Lot 5035

5034 A White Jade Scabbard with Jadeite Handled Dagger

5035 Two Jade Carvings

5036 Two Jade Plaques

18th Century

Qing Dynasty

Qing Dynasty

The first an archer’s ring with archaistic motif; the second of a dragon-form belt hook now strung as a necklace with reticulated beads. Length: 3 1/8 inches (7.9 cm) of belt hook

The first a bell-form pendant with incised decoration; the second a butterfly-form pendant with pierced carvings. Widest: 2 1/2 inches (6.4 cm)

Estimate: $3,000 / 4,000

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800

The white jade scabbard of even tone carved with a intertwining diaper in low-relief, surmounted near the opening by a chilong dragon in high-relief suspending a loose gilt-bronze ring around its neck, with a plain jadeite hilt and steel blade. Length: 9 5/8 inches (24.4 cm)

Estimate: $5,000 / 7,000

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Lot 5038

Lot 5037

5037 A Silver-Mounted Jade Mirror The white jade dragon belt-hook forming the handle, a circular jade plaque encircled by the longevity character alternating carved jadeites. Length: 10 inches (15.4 cm)

Estimate: $15,000 / 20,000

5038 Two Small Jade Belt Hooks 19th Century The first carved and pierced with a sinuous dragon with scrolling bifurcated tail, clutching a long lingzhi fungus spray in its jaw; the terminal end formed as the head of a double-horned dragon; the third with a plain curving shaft with a dragon-head terminal. Longest: 3 5/8 inches (9.2 cm)

5039 A White Jade Ruyi Scepter Carved in the form of a lingzhi fungus branch with numerous small fungus heads terminating to a larger head with a bat on top, with tassles and fitted box. Length: 5 1/4 inches (13.3 cm)

Estimate: $8,000 / 12,000

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 Provenance: Collection of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Monroe, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Lot 5039

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Lot 5042

Lot 5041

Lot 5040 5040 A White Jade Pendant

5041 A White Jade Bi Disk

5042 A White Jade Bi Disk

18th Century

18th/19th Century

18th/19th Century

Of rectangular form and carved with a group of scrolling clouds to the top and pierced with a stylized shou character to the center, the semi-translucent stone of an even white tone. Length: 2 5/16 inches (5.8 cm)

Carved to side with alternating ruyi-shaped motifs and dots, and the reverse carved with a field of tiny bosses between narrow inner and outer borders. Diameter: 2 5/16 inches (5.9 cm)

Carved to both sides with alternating ruyi-shaped motifs and dots, and between narrow inner and outer borders. Diameter: 2 7/16 inches (6.2 cm)

Estimate: $3,000 / 5,000

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

Estimate: $4,000 / 6,000

Lot 5044 Lot 5043 5043 Three Jade Carvings Comprising a floriform reticulated pendant, a circular pendant with a central movable shou character and carved with a phoenix and two bats to opposite ends, and a bi disk with incised decoration. Longest: 3 inches (7.6 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000

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5044 Two Jade Pendants Qing Dynasty The first featuring a group of gourds with an insect, the stone of an uneven celadon color with russet inclusions; the second carved with cranes and pine trees, the mottled stone of a celadon color. Longest: 2 11/16 inches (6.9 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200


Lot 5046

Lot 5047

Lot 5045 5045 A White Jade Toggle

5046 A Pair of White Jade Bangles

Carved as bamboo trunk with further leaves and stalks, with two bats, the semi-translucent white stone with russet inclusions. Length: 2 5/8 inches (6.7 cm)

Each circular bangle with rounded interior carved from semi-translucent white nephrite. Inner diameter: 2 3/16 inches (5.6 cm) each

Estimate: $4,000 / 6,000

Estimate: $3,000 / 5,000

Lot 5048

5047 A Pair of White Jade Bangles 19th Century The cylindrical nephrite bangle of milky white color and good translucency. Inner diameter: 2 3/8 inches (6 cm)

Estimate: $4,000 / 6,000

Lot 5049

5048 A Jade Animal Carving

5049 Four Jade ‘Cicada’ Pendants

Ming Dynasty

Ming Dynasty

Modeled after a seated bear with its head looking towards the ground, the mottled stone with russet inclusions. Length: 3 1/4 inches (8.2 cm)

Comprising two russet pendants, a large mottled pendant, and a small white jade pendant. Longest: 3 1/16 inches (7.7 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800 Provenance: From a Kansas City, Missouri private collection.

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Lot 5050

Lot 5051

5050 A White Jade Goose-Form Pendant

5051 Three Small Jade Animal Carvings

Qing Dynasty

Qing Dynasty

Carved in the form of a recumbent goose with its head turned above the closed wings, with incised motifs on the neck and below the wings, the stone of an even white color. Length: 2 9/16 (6.5 cm)

Comprising a monkey group, a recumbent fu dog and a resting horse. Longest: 2 3/8 inches (6 cm)

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800

Estimate: $5,000 / 7,000

Lot 5052 Lot 5054

Lot 5053

5052 Four Jade ‘Cicada’ Pendants

5053 A White Jade Toggle

Ming Dynasty

Qing Dynasty

Comprising two celadon pendants, a mottled pendant and a russet pendant, of various shapes and sizes. Longest: 2 inches (5.1 cm)

Carved with a monkey climbing a pine tree, the semi-translucent white stone with russet inclusions to highlight the monkey. Length: 2 1/8 inches (5.4 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

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5054 A Jade ‘Squirrel and Grape’ Group Carved and pierced as a bushy-tailed squirrel standing on a bunch of grapes, the stone is of a pale even tone with russet inclusions. Length: 1 1/2 inches (3.8 cm)

Estimate: $5,000 / 7,000


Lot 5055

Lot 5057 Lot 5056

5055 A White Jade Carving of an Animal Group

5056 A Small Jade Figure a Boy

5057 Two Jade Carvings

18th Century

Qing Dynasty

18th Century

Carved and pierced with a boy clutching a fruiting branch, the semi-translucent white stone with minor russet inclusions. Height: 1 3/8 inches (3.5 cm)

The first of a boy standing next to a basket containing lingzhi fungus sprays, with black inclusions; the second of a mottled recumbent three-legged toad. Longest: 1 13/16 inches (4.6 cm)

Estimate: $2,500 / 3,500

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

With two playful monkeys beside a recumbent horse, the semi-translucent stone of an even white tone. Length: 2 1/8 inches (5.4 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000

Lot 5059

Lot 5058 5058 A White Jade Carving of a Horse The finely carved horse shown standing on stylized waves, the semi-translucent stone of an even white color. Length: 4 3/8 inches (11.1 cm)

Estimate: $10,000 / 15,000

5059 A Jade Carving of a Qilin Ming Dynasty The recumbent mythical beast carved with its head turned, the long horn resting on the raised spine flanked by the incised mane terminating in the trifurcated tail, the mottles stone with black and russet inclusions. Length: 2 1/2 inches (6.3 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000 Provenance: From a Kansas City, Missouri private collection.

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Lot 5060

Lot 5061

5060 A Jade Carving of a Bird Group

5061 A Yellow Jade Carving of a Beast

Qing Dynasty

Ming Dynasty

Carved in high relief and pierced to depict a pair of birds next to a flowering prunus tree, the semi-translucent white stone with russet inclusions. Length: 3 1/8 inches (7.9 cm)

The crouching creature carved with two lingzhi fungus sprays behind its front legs, the back drilled for suspension, the semi-translucent of a greenish-yellow color with russet inclusions. Length: 2 3/4 inches (7 cm)

Estimate: $5,000 / 7,000

Lot 5062

Estimate: $3,000 / 5,000

Lot 5063

5062 A Yellow Jade Carving of a Tiger

5063 A Celadon and Russet Jade Boulder

Qing Dynasty

20th Century

The stout beast shown resting on all fours, the body with a drilled hole for suspension, the semi-translucent yellow stone with russet inclusions. Length: 1 3/4 inches (4.5 cm)

Carved to one side in high relief with two figures in a pavilion and under pine trees, the stone of grayish-green tones and with russet striations, inclusions and areas of the skin remaining. Length: 6 1/2 inches (16.5 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

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Estimate: $4,000 / 6,000


Lot 5065

Lot 5064 5064 A Fine Jadeite ‘Lotus’ Pendant

5065 Two Jadeite Archer’s Rings

Late Qing Dynasty

19th/20th Century

Of flattened rounded rectangular form, the pendant delicately carved on both sides in openwork with lotus leaves and pods borne on a leafy branch with a small toad, jade of a mottled apple-green tone with areas of opaque inclusions, now mounted in gold as a brooch. Length: 1 15/16 inches (4.9 cm)

Both evenly carved with undecorated sides, with a soft polish throughout, with areas of apple-green colors, now mounted onto a silver base as candle holders. Height: 1 3/4 inches (4.5 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

Estimate: $10,000 / 15,000 Accompanied by Gemological Institute of America certificate numbered 2151668139, dated September 23, 2013, stating that the jadeite is natural, known in the trade as “A jade”.

Lot 5066 5066 A Jadeite Pendant 19th Century Carved with two bamboo trunks and leaves, the semi-translucent stone with areas of green color, now mounted as a brooch. Length: 2 1/16 inches (5.7 cm)

Estimate: $6,000 / 8,000

Lot 5067 5067 A Jadeite Bangle The cylindrical jadeite bangle of white ground and good translucency, suffused with several sections of light green color. Inner diameter: 2 9/16 inches (6.5 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

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Lot 5068

Lot 5069 5069 An Agate Covered Tripod Censer

5068 A Mughal Style Agate Stem Cup The exterior with ribs of shells encircled outside, with a pair of floriform handles tangling loose rings, raised on a flaring foot. Width: 4 inches (10. 2 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

Early 20th Century Carved with twin loose ring beast-head handles, the domed cover with triple loose ring beast-head handles and surmounted by a chilong dragon. Width: 7 1/2 inches (19 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

Lot 5071

Lot 5070 5070 An Agate Covered Vase Republic Period Of urn form on a circular base, the base carved with a lappet band, the body carved with two panels of lotus pond, with five beast-head handles suspending loose rings, the cover similarly decorated. Height: 9 3/8 inches (23.8 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

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5071 A Carnelian Agate Brushwasher The well-hollowed oval-shaped vassel with a blossoming purnus branch. Length: 6 inches (15.2 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500


5072 An Amber and Glass Court Necklace 19th Century Comprising one hundred and eight amber beads with three glass bead spacers, a two-part glass double-gourd bead, a glass oval plaque, further enhanced by five jadeite bead dewdrops. Length: 55 1/8 inches (140 cm) approximately

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 5073 An Amber Bead Bracelet Featuring eighteen spherical beads of varying translucency. Length: 9 inches (22.8 cm) approximately

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 5074 A Rock Crystal Brush Washer 19th Century Carved in the form of a prunus tree trunk with a flowering branch, fitted wood stand. Length: 5 1/2 inches (14 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000

Lot 5072

Lot 5073

Lot 5074

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Lot 5075

Lot 5076 5075 Two Rock Crystal Objects

Lot 5077

Early 20th Century The first of a square-form plinth surmounted by a finely carved crouching lion, the base carved with the two characters; the second a mountain-form brush rest featuring a dragon and tiger. Width: 6 1/8 inches (15.6 cm) of brush rest

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000 5076 A Rock Crystal Figure of Shoulao 19th/20th Century The bearded figure show standing looking to his left and carrying two peaches on his left shoulder. Height: 9 5/8 inches (24.5 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000 5077 A Carved Rock Crystal Covered Vase 19th Century The well hollowed oviform vase finely carved in high relief with five fu dogs around the vase and cover, applied to the shoulder with two ruyi-head handles suspending loose rings. Height: 9 inches (22.8 cm)

Estimate: $4,000 / 6,000 5078 A Large Rock Crystal Figure of Guanyin Republic Period Depicting the goddess of mercy standing and accompanied by a fantastic phoenix, with carved wood base. Height: 17 1/2 inches (44.5 cm) overall

Estimate: $5,000 / 7,000 Lot 5078

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Lot 5079

Lot 5080 5079 A Rock Crystal Carving of a Raft

5080 A Rock Crystal Brush Pot

Republic Period

19th Century

Depicting a bearded man and his dog seated at the bow, a pair of ducks resting on the wickerwork sun shade while a man and jar by the stern. Length: 9 inches (22.8 cm)

Carved and pierced with two chilong dragons chasing a flaming pearl, and with two lingzhi fungus sprays. Height: 4 inches (10.2 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800

Lot 5081

Lot 5082

5081 A Small Rock Crystal Covered Vase

5082 A Large Smokey Quartz Bottle

19th Century

Republic Period

Of flattened baluster form, carved in low relief to each side with a taotie monster mask, the shoulders with a pair of beast-head handles suspending loose rings, the cover surmounted with a recumbent lion. Height: 5 5/8 inches (14.3 cm)

Of cylindrical form, carved in low relief to depict a central band of taotie monster masks, the stopper surmounted with a bird. Height: 4 1/2 inches (11.5 cm)

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

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Snuff Bottles

Lot 5083

Lot 5084

Lot 5085

Lot 5086

Lot 5089 Lot 5087

Lot 5090

Lot 5088

5083 A Jadeite Snuff Bottle

5084 A Jade Snuff Bottle

Of flattened ovoid form and a tapering foot, the semi-translucent stone with faint green inclusions. Height: 2 inches (5.1 cm)

The slightly tapering bottle carved with a pair of elephant-head handles, the stone of an even white color. Height: 2 1/4 inches (5.7 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

5085 A Jade Pebble Form Snuff Bottle Qing Dynasty, 1760-1850 The well hollowed stone of an even grayish white color with russet inclusions. Height: 2 1/2 inches (6.4 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000

5086 Two White Jade Snuff Bottles 18th/19th Century The first of rounded rectangular form with flat rim, straight neck and raised on a wide foot ring with recessed base, the exterior of the bottle undecorated; the second of elongated oval form and carved with a lotus flower and leaves. Tallest: 2 1/2 inches (6.3 cm) excluding stopper

Estimate: $5,000 / 7,000 5087 A Carved Jade ‘Pebble’ Snuff Bottle

5088 A Jade Snuff Bottle

5089 Two White Jade Carvings

5090 A Jade Snuff Bottle

18th/19th Century

Qing Dynasty

19th Century

1750-1850

Of rounded rectangular form, with a wide flat lip, narrow mouth, a board oval foot rim surrounding a shallow recessed base, the interior well-hollowed, the stone of an even creamy white tone. Height: 2 5/8 inches (6.6 cm) excluding stopper

The first a snuff bottle with a concave mouth and recessed base. with a jade stopper; the second a pebble-form toggle with russet inclusions. Height: 2 1/4 inches (5.7 cm) of snuff bottle

Of flattened ovoid form, the well-hollowed semi-translucent stone of a celdon hue, with a green hardstone stopper. Height: 2 3/4 inches (7 cm) including stopper

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

Of irregular shape with a flat base, the sides carved in low relief with a continuous scene depicting three bats amidst scrolling clouds, the stone of an even white color with some russet inclusions on both sides. Height: 2 3/4 inches (7 cm) excluding stopper

Estimate: $5,000 / 7,000

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Estimate: $2,500 / 3,500


Lot 5092

Lot 5091

Lot 5093

Lot 5095

Lot 5094

Lot 5096

Lot 5097 5091 A Jadeite Snuff Bottle

Lot 5098 5092 Three Rock Crystal Snuff Bottles

5093 An Agate Snuff Bottle

5094 A Smoky Quartz Snuff Bottle

19th Century

19th Century

19th Century The first carved with birds in a lotus pond; the second with a chilong dragon and bat on a gourd; the third with two figures by a river. Tallest: 2 3/8 inches (6 cm) excluding

Of flattened rectangular form, carved with a beast, bat along with a cloud-emanating double gourd, with a jadeite stopper. Height: 2 5/8 inches (6.6 cm) including stopper

Of flattened rectangular form, carved in low relief to depict bamboo and prunus, with a rose quartz stopper. Height: 3 1/4 inches (8.3 cm) including stopper

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

5095 Six Snuff Bottles

5096 Four Hardstone Snuff Bottles

5098 Three Snuff Bottles

Late Qing Dynasty

19th/20th Century

5097 Three Hardstone Snuff Bottles

Comprising a silver, chalcedony, duan stone, cloisonnĂŠ enamel and two serpentine stone, of various shapes and decorations. Tallest: 3 inches (7.6 cm) overall

Comprising two agate, smoky quartz and yellow stone. Tallest: 3 inches (7.7 cm) including stopper

Late Qing Dynasty

Comprising a rock crystal, agate and silver, all of varying shapes and sizes. Tallest: 2 5/8 inches (6.7 cm) overall

Early 20th Century Carved in the form of a double gourd featuring a squirrel on a pine tree, the stone of a semi-translucent quality with green and russet inclusions incorporated to highlight the details. Height: 2 3/8 inches (6 cm) excluding stopper

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800

Comprising a rock crystal and two agates, each of varying shape and color. Tallest: 2 5/16 inches (5.9 cm) excluding stopper

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

19th Century

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

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Lot 5103 Lot 5101 Lot 5099

Lot 5102

Lot 5100

Lot 5104

Lot 5105

Lot 5106

Lot 5107 Lot 5108 5099 A Green Tourmaline Snuff Bottle

5100 A Red Tourmaline Snuff Bottle

5101 Two Hardstone Snuff Bottles

5102 An Agate Snuff Bottle

19th Century

19th Century

Late Qing Dynasty

Carved in the form a standing elephant, with a pink tourmaline stopper. Height: 1 15/16 inches (4.9 cm) overall

Carved to one side with a deer under a pine tree, the reverse with incised decoration of a butterfly and flower, with gilt bronze stopper. Height: 2 3/8 inches (6 cm) overall

The first of agate carved to one side with insects and gourd, with an agate stopper; the second of smoky quartz carved with a pair of beasthead faux handles, with a jadeite stopper. Tallest: 2 3/4 inches (7 cm) including stopper

Carved in low relief to depict a sage to one side and a gold fish to the reverse, with a pink tourmaline stopper. Height: 2 3/8 inches (6 cm) including stopper

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800

Late Qing Dynasty

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800 5104 Three Snuff Bottles Late Qing Dynasty Comprising two agate and an amber-colored glass. Tallest: 2 1/2 inches (6.4 cm) excluding stopper

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

5105 Two Agate Snuff Bottles 19th Century The first of compressed globular form with a pair of beast-head faux handles; the second of ‘macaroni’ quality agate, with a rose quartz stopper. Tallest: 3 inches (7.6 cm) including stopper

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

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5106 Four Snuff Bottles Comprising a porcelain painted on sides with a lion, and three hardstone bottles of differing colors and shapes. Tallest: 3 3/4 inches (9.5 cm) overall

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

5103 Two Hardstone Snuff Bottles Late Qing Dynasty The first an agate and of compressed globular form, carved with two monkeys; the second a smoky quartz and carved with a deer and monkey next to a pine tree, with a green hardstone stopper. Tallest: 3 1/4 inches (8.3 cm) including stopper

Estimate: $900 / 1,300 5107 Four Organic Material Snuff Bottles*

5108 An Amber Snuff Bottle

Qing Dynasty

Of flattened ovoid form, the shoulders carved with a pair of beast-head faux handles. Height: 2 3/4 inches (7 cm) excluding stopper

Comprising a hornbill, mother-of-pearl, amber and lac burgaute; along with a coral figural carving and carved black resin snuff bottle. Tallest: 3 1/2 inches (8.9 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

19th Century

Estimate: $800 / 1,200


Lot 5109

Lot 5110

Lot 5113

Lot 5112

Lot 5111

Lot 5114

Lot 5116 Lot 5115

5109 A Famille Rose Snuff Bottle

5110 Two Glass Snuff Bottles

Daoguang Mark, 19th Century

19th Century

Painted with the eighteen arhats within a garden, with twin beast-head handles, the recessed base with a Daoguang four-character mark in ironred seal script. Height: 2 1/4 inches (6 cm) excluding stopper

The first of blue-overlay glass and carved with a carp to each side, the shoulders with a pair of beast-head handles; the second a rectangular-form inside-painted glass bottle depicting six roosters in a garden dated to the winter of 1889, signed ‘Ye Zhongsan’, and with one seal. Tallest: 2 5/8 inches (6.7 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

5111 Two Inside-Painted Glass Snuff Bottles The first featuring boys engaging in wrestling, dated to the summer of 1917, signed ‘Ma Shaoxuan’, and with one seal; the second depicting a bird on a flowering branch to one side, the reverse showing a riverbank landscape. Tallest: 3 1/16 inches (7.8 cm) overall

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

5112 Three Red-Overlay BubbleSuffused Glass Snuff Bottles 18th/19th Century The first carved with a phoenix above a qilin beast to one side, the reverse with a chilong dragon above a mythical tortoise, the shoulders with a pair of beast-head handles; the second of flattened circular form depicting various auspicious symbols; the third depicting figures in a garden. Tallest: 2 5/8 inches (6.7 cm) excluding stopper

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000

5113 Three Enameled Glass Snuff Bottles

5114 Five Glass Snuff Bottles

Late Qing Dynasty

The first a blue glass featuring a curling chilong dragon on both sides, a Daoguang four-character mark to the base; the second of white glass with painted enamel decoration of an eagle next to a pine tree; the third a simulated gilt splash glass of flattened ovoid form ; the fourth a milky white glass of flattened rectangular form with rounded corners; the fifth a purple aventurine glass of flattened ovoid form with a pair of flat handles. Tallest: 2 1/2 inches (6.4 cm) excluding stopper

The first of white glass painted with flowers and insects; the second of white glass painted with three rams in a garden; the third a powder blue glass painted with lotus to one side, the reverse with a lengthy poetic inscription and with three seals. Tallest: 2 1/4 inches (5.7 cm) excluding stopper

Estimate: $900 / 1,300

19th Century

5115 Two Inside-Painted Glass Snuff Bottles

5116 Three Inside-Painted Glass Snuff Bottles

20th Century

20th Century

The first of rock crystal, decorated to one side with a garden rock and flowers, the reverse with cabbages and carrots, inscribed, dated to 1925, singed Jieru; the second of glass with the depiction of Wang Xizhi and other figures, inscribed, dated and signed. Tallest: 2 1/2 inches (6.4 cm) excluding stopper

The first of featuring a figures in an idyllic landscape, dated by inscription to 1913, and with one seal; the second featuring historical figures to each side, inscribed, dated to 1919, signed and with one seal; the third featuring flowers and insects to each side, inscribed, dated to 1984, signed and with two seals. Tallest: 2 3/4 inches (7 cm) excluding stopper

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000

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Fine Chinese Glass from the Ina and Sandford Gadient Collection

5120 A Peach-Bloomed Colored Glass Vase 18th Century With a short cylindrical flaring neck and a short ring foot, the glass of a translucent peach-bloom quality with swirls of white and pink glass cased with an upper layer of clear glass. Height: 7 inches (17.8 cm)

Estimate: $4,000 / 6,000

Lot 5120

5121 A Small Carved Yellow Glass Vase Qianlong Mark and Period Of globular form with a tall, narrow cylindrical neck, the glass of opaque yellow color carved with a crane, eagle, deer and tiger amidst trees and flowers, a crawling chilong to the neck, the circular recessed base incised with a four-character mark Height: 5 1/8 inches (13 cm)

Estimate: $5,000 / 7,000 For related examples - from the same collection - please see Asiantiques, Chinese Qing Dynasty Treasures - From the Gadient Collection, vol. 3, no. 21 & 22.

Lot 5121

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5122 A Pink-Overlay White Glass Vase Qianlong Mark and Period Of hexagonal form, the body featuring alternating panels of chilong dragons and the three friends of winter (bamboo, pine and prunus), a band of overlapping, downward-pointing plantain leaves to the neck, the circular recessed base with a four-character mark, with matching glass stand. Height: 9 5/16 inches (23.7 cm)

Estimate: $5,000 / 7,000

Lot 5122

5123 A Pink-Overlay Snowstorm Glass Vase 18th Century Of meiping form, carved with four sinuous dragons amidst scrolling leafy lotus tendrils above a lappet band and below a ruyi-head band. Height: 8 inches (20.3 cm)

Estimate: $5,000 / 7,000

Lot 5123

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5124 A Ruby-Red Overlay Glass Vase 18th/19th Century Of stickneck bottle-form, the body decorated with four panels with figures and dwellings and below a ruyi-head band, two figural panels to the cylindrical neck, with a circular recessed base. Height: 11 inches (28 cm)

Estimate: $6,000 / 8,000 5125 A Sky-Blue Glass Mallet Vase Guangxu Mark and Period The domed body and the tall cylindrical neck carved with a sinuous four-clawed dragon amidst scrolling clouds above numerous carps jumping out of the sea, a band of downward-pointing plantain leaves by the mouth, the slightly recessed base with a four-character mark within a square, the opaque glass of an even sky-blue color. Height: 7 11/16 inches (19.5 cm)

Estimate: $5,000 / 7,000 For a similar vase - from the same collection please see Asiantiques, Chinese Qing Dynasty Treasures - From the Gadient Collection, vol. 3, no. 26.

Lot 5124

Lot 5125

5126 A Beijing Blue Glass Bowl Qing Dynasty Of deep rounded form on a short circular foot, decorated to the exterior with shaped panels depicting various Buddhist figures seated on a double-louts base, the glass of a deep blue tone. Diameter: 6 1/2 inches (16.5 cm)

Estimate: $3,000 / 5,000

Lot 5126

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Works of Art

5130 A Huanghuali Seal Chest 18th Century Of rectangular form, the hinged top opens to reveal a tray, and the two front doors, that are fitted flush, open to reveal four drawers, with a circular lock plate, oval-shaped pulls and bail handles on the sides, accompanied with a brass lock and key. 11 13/16 x 9 x 12 3/8 inches (30 x 22.9 x 32 cm)

Estimate: $4,000 / 6,000

Lot 5130

Lot 5132

Lot 5133

Lot 5134

Lot 5131 5131 A Large Burlwood Scroll Pot

5132 A Burlwood Scroll Pot

5133 A Large Burlwood Brush Pot

5134 A Burlwood Brush Pot

19th Century

19th Century

19th Century

19th Century

Made from a wood trunk-section, the well-hollowed wood with perforations and burls. Height: 20 1/2 inches (52 cm)

Made from a wood trunk-section, the wood with numerous burls and of a honey color. Height: 15 1/4 inches (38.7 cm)

Of irregular section and well-hollowed, with numerous knots and burls. Height: 9 3/4 inches (24.7 cm)

Of slender form, with numerous knots and burls. Height: 12 inches (30.5 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000

Estimate: $700 / 900

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

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Lot 5135

Lot 5136

5135 A Large Huanghuali Brush Pot

5136 A Huanghuali Cylindrical Brush Pot

18th Century

18th Century

Of cylindrical form, the wood is of a warm brown tone with a natural grain, the base is carved with three short feet and with a shallow circular central plug. Diameter: 9 inches (22.9 cm)

Of cylindrical form, the wood is of a warm honey tone, the underside with a central cylindrical plug. Height: 7 7/8 inches (20 cm)

Estimate: $4,000 / 6,000

Estimate: $3,000 / 5,000

Lot 5138

Lot 5137 5137 Two Carved Bamboo Brush Pots

5138 A Carved Bamboo Brush Pot

Qing Dynasty

Qing Dynasty

The first featuring the eight Daoist immortals paying tribute to Xi Wangmu, the mother of the west, in a court yard lined with pine trees rocky outcroppings; the second carved in low relief to depict a duck under an overhanging blossoming prunus branch. Tallest: 5 7/8 inches (14.9 cm)

Carved in relief with standing scholar figures amongst pine overhanging pine trees, two boy attendants on side. Height: 6 1/8 inches (15.5 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000

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Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500


Lot 5139 5139 A Huanghuali Brush Pot Qing Dynasty Of slightly waisted cylindrical form with a large base plug. Height: 5 5/8 inches (14.4 cm)

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800

Lot 5140 5140 Two Carved Bamboo Wristrests The first carved with a seated scholar figure holding a feathered fan, the upper right with carved inscription and two character seal within a square; the second carved with a parrot hanging onto a blossoming magnolia branch, with an inscription to the bottom right. Longest: 10 inches (25.4 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000

Lot 5141

Lot 5142

5141 Two Carved Bamboo Brush Pots

5142 A Zitan Ruyi Scepter

The first carved with a maiden and a lengthy inscription between two key-fret bands; the second carved with two panels, with one featuring bamboo and the other of peony, and with two inscribed panels. Tallest: 5 1/2 inches (14 cm)

The gently curving zitan handle inset with ovoid bamboo plaques, the head carved with a gathering of sages, and the handle with cranes and a deer beneath leafy trees. Length: 15 3/4 inches (40 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

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Lot 5144

Lot 5143 5143 A Fine Molded Gourd Cricket Cage 19th Century The cage delicately carved with a dense hexagonal diaper ground in between geometric bands, with associated perforated lid. Length: 4 5/8 inches (11.7 cm) excluding lid

Estimate: $4,000 / 6,000 5144 Three Molded Gourd Cricket Cages 19th Century The first decorated with nine fu dogs at play, with a carved lid; the second with a central stylized scrolling lotus band; the third of slender baluster form with molded decoration in imitation of a rattan basket. Longest: 4 3/4 inches (12.1 cm)

Estimate: $2,500 / 3,500 5145 A Large Soapstone Daoist Figural Group 19th Century The vertical format stone finely carved in high relief to depict all eight Daoist immortals each riding an auspicious animal, the stone of mottled black and russet brown. Height: 26 3/4 inches (68 cm) approximately

Lot 5145 reverse detail

Estimate: $5,000 / 7,000 Lot 5145

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Lot 5147

5146 A Large Scholar’s Rock with Stand

5147 Three Soapstone Seals

The calico-colored stone of irregular form with jagged outcrops and protrusions, matching wood stand. Height: 25 1/2 inches (64.7 cm) excluding stand

The first of elongated square form carved in relief to depict lotus leaves, inscribed and signed ‘Shiqi’; the second of cylindrical form and surmounted by Shoulao and his attendant; the third of pebble form carved with two bearded figures in a raft. Tallest: 3 3/4 inches (9.5 cm)

Estimate: $2,500 / 3,500

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000 Lot 5146

Lot 5148

Lot 5149

5148 Two Sets of Molded Ink Sticks

5149 A Small Duan Inkstone

Both sets containing eight rectangular sticks each depicting a specific landscape scene, the reverse with an inscription, with gilt-painted and lacquered boxes. 8 5/16 x 4 5/8 inches (21.1 x 11.8 cm) of each box

Of rectangular shape with a small circular secondary well, all bordered by a key-fret band, with a fitted hardwood case. Length: 3 3/4 inches (9.5 cm) overall

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800

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Lot 5151 Lot 5150 5150 A Yixing Ware Teapot

5151 A Yixing Ware Teapot

Signed Wang Baogen, Republic Period

Signed Wang Baogen, Republic Period

Of bulbous form with incised calligraphic decoration and inscription, the handle and spout molded in the form of gnarled tree branches, an impressed two-character maker’s mark reading ‘baogen’ to the inside of the lid. Height: 7 7/8 inches (20 cm)

Of compressed cylindrical form with several incised inscriptions throughout, the handle, spout and body carved in the likeness of bamboo stalks, the lid surmounted by a squirrel form finial, the base with an impressed two-character mark reading ‘Xuzhai’. Height: 3 3/4 inches (9.5 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

Provenance: Santa Rosa private estate, acquired before 1988.

Provenance: Santa Rosa private estate, acquired before 1988.

Lot 5152

Lot 5154

Lot 5153

5152 A Pair of Cloisonné Enamel Vases

5153 A Cloisonné Enamel Tripod Censer

5154 A Cloisonné Enamel Qilin-Form Censer

20th Century

Jiajing Mark

Qianlong Mark

Each of globular form rising to a tall neck, decorated with bats and peaches, all reserved on a yellow enameled wan ground, the base with a Yuan Shan Tang mark. Height: 24 3/4 inches (62.9 cm) each

The globular body raised on three stout legs and decorated overall with motifs of scrolling lotus heads picked out in tones of red, yellow, green and white on a turquoise ground, with a pair of curved openwork handles decorated with scrolling lotus sprays, the body with four three-clawed and winged dragons amidst further scrolling lotus heads, the base bearing a Ming dynasty six-character mark in gilt. Height: 8 1/8 inches (20.6 cm)

The horned beast modeled standing four-square with its mouth open revealing the teeth, the short tail with a bushy terminal, the body decorated with scales and geometric designs on a slate-green ground, the underside bearing a Qing dynasty four-character mark within a square. Height: 13 1/4 inches (33.7 cm)

Estimate: $3,000 / 5,000

Estimate: $5,000 / 7,000

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Estimate: $5,000 / 7,000


Lot 5155

5155 A CloisonnĂŠ Enamel Peach-Form Censer Qianlong Mark Comprising two peach-form chambers and perforated lid, with applied decoration of a peach bearing branch and several bats, both chamber decorated with numerous bats amidst scrolling clouds, all raised on three peach-form legs, the base featuring a Qing dynasty four-character mark within a square. Height: 8 1/2 inches (21.6 cm)

Lot 5156

Estimate: $10,000 / 15,000 5156 An Unusual Cast Bronze Model of Guanyin Early Ming Dynasty Modeled wearing long robes and sitting on the back of a recumbent Buddhist lion, both hands holding a bowl in his lap, all on a footed platform. Height: 13 inches (33 cm) approximately

Estimate: $4,000 / 6,000 Although Guanyin has been depicted as a female figure as early as the 12th century, it was still fairly common to represent the ‘Buddha of the present’ as a man during the early part of the Ming dynasty.

5157 A Bronze Figure of a Scholar Ming Dynasty, 17th Century Cast as a robed scholar seated holding a tablet in his clasped hands. Height: 12 1/8 inches (30.8 cm)

Estimate: $4,000 / 6,000 Lot 5157

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Lot 5158

Lot 5160

5158 A Pair of Bronze Vases

5160 A Southeast Asian Bronze Drum

Qing Dynasty

18th/19th Century

Both of hexagonal form, decorated with various archaistic motifs, a chilong dragon-form handle applied to one side. Height: 7 3/4 inches (19.7 cm) each

Cast with raised linear decoration centered by a star motif, with four finials. Diameter: 24 inches (61 cm)

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800

Estimate: $3,000 / 5,000 Lot 5159 5159 A Bronze Qilin-Form Censer Late Ming Dynasty Cast as a scaly mythical beast shown seated with hinged head turned to the side and mouth open for the emission of vapor, with a hooked horn rising between the upright ears, the openwork plumed tail separately made, with blackish patina, with a fitted hardwood base. Height: 13 1/4 inches (33.7 cm) excluding stand

Estimate: $6,000 / 8,000

5161 A Chinese Export Silver and Enameled Punch Bowl Circa 1900 With a foliated rim on a spreading pedestal base, the sides applied with enameled chrysanthemum, orchid, iris, peony, prunus blossom with bird, and bamboo shoots, the base with impressed marks reading ‘Wh’ and ‘90’. Diameter: 8 1/2 inches (21.6 cm); Weight: 28 1/2 ounces (807 g)

Estimate: $4,000 / 6,000

Lot 5161

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Lot 5162

Lot 5163 5162 A Partial Chinese Export Sterling Tea Service

5163 A Five-Piece Chinese Export Silver Tea Service

Tackhing Marks, Early 20th Century

Early 20th Century

Comprising a coffee pot and a sugar container, each with a coiling dragon around the body, and with marks to the recessed base. Tallest: 8 1/2 inches (21.6 cm); Total Weight: 31 7/8 ounces (903 g)

Comprising a coffee pot, teapot, sugar, creamer and waste container, all with applied dragon decoration and bamboo-form handles, with marks to the base. Longest: 10 inches (25.4 cm); Total Weight: 68 5/8 ounces (1.976 kg)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

Estimate: $3,000 / 5,000

Lot 5166

Lot 5164

Lot 5165

5164 A Circular Gilt-Silver Incense Carrying Case

5165 A Chinese Export Silver Dresser Set

5166 A Silver Ingot

Early 20th Century

Qing Dynasty

Featuring three flowers on each side, with tow tourmaline beads and small pearl and coral beads. Length: 1 7/8 inches (4.8 cm) excluding accessories

Comprising a mirror and two brushes, each with decoration of egrets next to iris blossoms, marked WH and 90. Longest: 11 1/16 inches (28.1 cm)

Of ‘boat’ shape, the sides waisted in the center and flaring upwards to an arch at either end, the top of the interior with two stamps. Length: 3 inches (7.6 cm); Weight: 11 1/5 ounces (327 g)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

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5167 A Chinese Export Silver Cane Republic Period Featuring a sinuous five-clawed dragon emerging from the ocean and chasing a flaming pearl, with embellishments on a ‘fish-scale’ ground, with a jadeite handle. Length: 36 1/4 inches (92.1 cm); Total Weight: 20 7/8 ounces (593 g)

Estimate: $3,000 / 5,000

Lot 5167 Lot 5167 detail

Lot 5168 Lot 5169 5168 A Chinese Export Silver Bowl

5169 A Small Gilt-Silver Box

19th Century

Republic Period

Made for the Southeast Asian market, the deep container executed in repousse to feature eight circular reserves displaying various Buddhist symbols, all on a scrolling lotus ground and in between decorated bands, raised on four hemispherical feet, the base with marks. Diameter: 9 1/2 inches (24.2 cm); Weight: 20 3/8 ounces (579)

The peach-form container with three compartments featuring bats, butterflies and peaches along with gemstone embellishments, the base with the maker’s mark reading ‘Guangzeng Yuanji’. Width: 2 7/8 inches (7.3 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 Provenance: Phineas Schwartz Collection.

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Estimate: $3,000 / 5,000


Lot 5170 5170 A Pair of Large Gilt-Silver and Enameled Lanterns Republic Period Each of hexagonal form, executed in filigree, the upper portion with reticulated panels depicting birds and trees, the lower portion featuring characters from the novel Journey to the West, each corner with dragon-form finial suspending enameled tassels and spheres, with stand. Height: 30 1/4 inches (76.8 cm) each overall approximately; Total Weight: 28 pounds (12.727 kg) each approximately

Estimate: $30,000 / 50,000

Lot 5170 detail

Lot 5170 detail

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Lot 5171

Lot 5172

5171 A Carved Wood Bird Perch

5172 A Black-Lacquered Bamboo Birdcage

19th Century

19th/20th Century

Of rectangular form with a dragon-form metal hanger, with a pair of blue and white feeders, the interior covered in red lacquer. Height: 15 7/8 inches (40.3 cm) approximately

Finely constructed of thin strips of bamboo joined by wider sections forming the cylindrical frame with movable doors, fitted with brass hanger, with porcelain fixtures. Diameter: 11 5/8 inches (29.5 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200 Provenance: Bay Area private collection. Acquired in Hong Kong in the 1980s.

Lot 5173

Lot 5174

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 Provenance: Bay Area private collection. Acquired in Hong Kong in the 1980s.

Lot 5175

5173 A Large Bamboo Birdcage

5174 A Bamboo Birdcage with Center Perch

5175 A Heavy Bamboo Birdcage

19th Century

19th/20th Century

19th Century

Finely constructed of thin strips of bamboo joined by wider sections forming the cylindrical frame with movable doors, fitted with metal hanger, with porcelain, wood and bamboo fixtures, raised on four carved feet. Height: 25 inches (63.5 cm) approximately

Finely constructed of thin strips of bamboo joined by wider sections forming the compressed cylindrical frame with movable doors, fitted with gilt metal hanger, with porcelain and wood fixtures, raised on four carved feet. Height: 21 1/2 inches (54.6 cm) approximately

Finely constructed of thick strips of bamboo joined by wider sections forming the cylindrical frame with movable doors, fitted with metal hanger, with porcelain and wood fixtures Height: 18 1/2 inches (47 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000

Provenance: Bay Area private collection. Acquired in Hong Kong in the 1980s.

Provenance: Bay Area private collection. Acquired in Hong Kong in the 1980s.

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Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 Provenance: Bay Area private collection. Acquired in Hong Kong in the 1980s.


Lot 5176

Lot 5177

5176 A Square-Form Bamboo Birdcage*

5177 A Large Wood Birdcage Hanger

19th Century

19th/20th Century

Finely constructed of thin strips of bamboo joined by wider sections forming the square frame with movable doors, fitted with gilt metal hanger, with porcelain and ivory fixtures, with a circular jadeite handle. Height: 8 5/8 inches (21.9 cm)

Carved in the form of a phoenix perched on top of a pole with scrolling clouds, the bottom with three lotus-form flanges, all on a circular base raised on three ruyi-head feet. Height: 75 1/4 inches (191.1 cm)

Estimate: $3,000 / 5,000

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

Provenance: Bay Area private collection. Acquired in Hong Kong in the 1980s.

Provenance: Bay Area private collection. Acquired in Hong Kong in the 1980s.

Lot 5178

Lot 5179

5178 A Black-Lacquered Bamboo Birdcage

5179 A Hexagonal-Form Bamboo Birdcage*

19th/20th Century

19th Century

Finely constructed of thick strips of bamboo joined by wider sections forming the tear-drop-form frame with movable doors, fitted with gilt metal hanger, with porcelain, wood, and bone fixtures. Height: 25 1/2 inches (64.8 cm) approximately

Finely constructed of thin strips of bamboo joined by wider sections forming the hexagonal frame with movable doors, fitted with gilt metal hanger, with bone and ivory fixtures, and with a circular ivory handle. Height: 14 inches (35.6 cm) approximately

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800

Estimate: $3,000 / 5,000

Provenance: Bay Area private collection. Acquired in Hong Kong in the 1980s.

Provenance: Bay Area private collection. Acquired in Hong Kong in the 1980s.

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Lot 5180

Lot 5181

Lot 5182

5180 A Square-Form Bamboo Fighting Birdcage

5181 A Square-Form Bamboo Birdcage

5182 A Large Bamboo Birdcage

19th Century

19th Century

19th Century

Finely constructed of thin strips of bamboo joined by wider sections forming the square frame with movable doors, fitted with gilt metal hanger, with porcelain and wood fixtures, with a circular jadeite handle. Height: 8 3/4 inches (22.2 cm)

Finely constructed of thin strips of bamboo joined by wider sections forming the cylindrical frame with movable doors, fitted with metal hanger, with porcelain and wood fixtures. Height: 30 1/2 inches (77.5 cm)

Finely constructed of thin strips of bamboo joined by wider sections forming the square frame with movable doors, fitted with gilt metal hanger, with porcelain and wood fixtures, with a circular jadeite handle. Height: 9 3/4 inches (24.7 cm)

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800 Provenance: Bay Area private collection. Acquired in Hong Kong in the 1980s.

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800 Provenance: Bay Area private collection. Acquired in Hong Kong in the 1980s.

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 Provenance: Bay Area private collection. Acquired in Hong Kong in the 1980s.

5183 A Large Bamboo Birdcage 19th Century Finely constructed of thin strips of bamboo joined by wider sections forming the cylindrical frame with movable doors, fitted with gilt metal hanger, with porcelain, wood and bamboo fixtures, raised on four carved feet. Height: 24 inches (61 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 Provenance: Bay Area private collection. Acquired in Hong Kong in the 1980s.

5184 A Bamboo Double Birdcage 19th Century

Lot 5184

Lot 5183

The dual-compartment cage finely constructed of thin strips of bamboo joined by wider sections forming the rectangular frame with movable doors, fitted with metal hanger, with porcelain and wood fixtures, and with weaved bamboo-stripe covers. Width: 13 1/16 inches (33.2 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 Provenance: Bay Area private collection. Acquired in Hong Kong in the 1980s.

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Ivory, Coral and Horn Carvings

Lot 5186

Lot 5187

5186 An Ivory Brush Pot* Late Qing Dynasty The cylindrical form container featuring incised decoration of three figures within a garden, inscribed and with three seals, heightened by black pigment. Height: 5 1/4 inches (13.3 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000

Lot 5188

5187 A Small Carved Ivory Vase*

5188 An Ivory Carving of a Lotus Group*

The tapered form with rounded rectangular reserves enclosing energetic battle scenes carved in high relief, surrounded by stylized lotus scrolls, the neck flanked by beast form handles, wire-inlaid wood stand. Height: 5 1/4 inches (13.3 cm) excluding stand

The curving lotus leaf rising to an undulating rim, cradling and bound to a spray of lotus flowers, a lotus bud, leafy chrysanthemums and grasses, matching wood stand. Width: 7 inches (17.8 cm) excluding stand

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000

Lot 5189 Lot 5190 5189 An Ivory Carving of a Landscape*

5190 A Pair of Carved Ivory Phoenixes*

Of curving horizontal format displaying a group of eight beauties gathering around the central pagoda, surrounded by leafy pine trees and heightened by black pigment, matching reticulated wood stand. Width: 13 1/2 inches (34.3 cm) excluding stand

The regal figures shown holding a blooming peony branch while standing upon rounded garden rocks issuing large peony flowers, heightened by black pigment, matching wood stands. Height: 10 inches (25.4 cm) excluding stand

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000

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Lot 5191 5191 A Pair of Ivory Figures of Horses* Each shown standing while wearing a saddle bordered by incised key frets and further adorned by tasseled ornaments, the bridle reigns comprising loose-ring chains, heightened by black pigment and attached to a tiered rectangular wood stand. Height: 8 inches (20.3 cm) excluding stand

Estimate: $2,500 / 3,500

Lot 5192

Lot 5193

5192 An Ivory Figure of a Scholar*

5193 An Ivory Carving of a Female Warrior*

19th Century

19th Century

The bearded figure wearing full belted robes and an official’s cap, shown standing on a wine jar as he holds a square-form wine cup, traces of pigment. Height: 10 1/4 inches (26 cm)

Well carved to depict Hua Mulan standing facing forward with a calm expression, one hand holding a sword while carrying a bow on her shoulder, wearing ornate stained armor. Height: 12 1/2 inches (31.7 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800 5194 An Ivory Figure of Guandi* 19th Century Carved riding on his horse while wearing armor under his long robes and with a sword leaning to his left, the distinguished figure holding the strands of his long beard to the right, with carved wood stand. Height: 7 inches (17.8 cm) excluding stand

Estimate: $800 / 1,200 5195 An Ivory Figure of a Female Warrior* 19th Century Well carved to depict Hua Mulan standing facing forward with a calm expression, one hand holding a sword and one holding a spear, carrying a bow and arrows on her back, wearing ornate stained armor, with a wood stand. Height: 11 3/4 inches (29.8 cm) excluding stand

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800

Lot 5194

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Lot 5195


5196 An Ivory Figure of a Male Warrior* 19th Century Carved standing facing forward with a serene expression, one hand holding a sword and one holding his beard, wearing ornate stained armor, with carved wood stand. Height: 10 7/8 inches (27.6 cm) excluding stand

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 5197 A Reticulated Tortoise Shell Vase* Of flattened double gourd form ornately carved with an intricate network of leafy grape vines entwining several squirrels throughout, between borders of key frets, banana leaves and lappets. Height: 7 inches (17.8 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000

Lot 5196

Lot 5197

5198 A Rhinoceros Horn Libation Cup* 18th Century Carved as a magnolia blossom with leafy branches bearing additional smaller flowers and buds, the horn of a rich honey color. Width: 6 3/4 inches (17.1 cm); Weight: 8 4/5 ounces (249 g)

Estimate: $20,000 / 30,000

Lot 5198

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5199 A Rhinoceros Horn Carving* 19th Century Intricately carved as a gnarled tree branch issuing grape vines and Buddha’s hand citrons, the horn of a luminous light honey tone. Length: 15 1/4 inches (38.7 cm); Weight: 30 1/5 ounces (858 g)

Estimate: $40,000 / 60,000

Lot 5199

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5200 A Large Coral Figural Group* 19th Century Carved with three standing figures including Guanyin and her two attendants, the Guanyin depicted carrying a fly whisk with the boy attendant holding a lotus flower and the girl attendant holding a bottle, all standing on a rocky platform featuring bamboo details with birds and bats, with a fitted pierced stand. Height: 14 inches (35.5 cm) excluding stand; Weight: 34 ounces (964 g) of coral

Estimate: $7,000 / 9,000

Lot 5200

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Furniture

Lot 5205

Lot 5206

5205 A Small Huanghuali Coffer

5206 A Pair of Small Huanghuali Cabinets

Qing Dynasty The rectangular single-panel top with a slit for depositing coins above three drawers, supported on recessed round corner posts, fitted with brass hardware. 18 x 15 3/4 x 11 inches (45.7 x 40 x 27.9 cm)

Estimate: $5,000 / 7,000

Lot 5207

Estimate: $3,000 / 5,000

Lot 5208

5207 A Set of Eight Hardwood Chairs with Marble Insets Each with a reticulated back splat depicting blooming pomegranates surrounding a larger central peach inset with a gray-toned marble plaque, the recessed seat raised upon square section legs, accompanied by matching cushions. 36 1/4 x 18 x 16 inches (92 x 45.7 x 40.6 cm) each

Estimate: $3,000 / 5,000

Each gently tapered cabinet of tall rectangular form with rounded corners and a protruding top frame, fronted by a pair of doors, the sides with latticework panels, the interior with two shelves above a rectangular drawer, raised on rounded legs and fitted with brass hardware. 26 1/2 x 17 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches (67.3 x 45.1 x 40 cm) each

5208 A Hardwood Hall Bench Late 19th Century With arms and a solid seat raised upon square legs, the back with three shaped marble insets, carved in openwork with birds and flowers to the thick apron, decorated throughout with mother-of-pearl inlay displaying elaborate scrolling flowers and incised details. 43 x 74 x 24 1/4 inches (109.2 x 188 x 61.5 cm)

Estimate: $4,000 / 6,000

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Textiles 5211 An Embroidered Silk Wall Hanging of a Beauty Late Qing Dynasty The coy female figure shown holding a palm leaf fan and calligraphy while wearing long floral robes against a pale yellow ground, her hair pinned back in a bun by delicate beaded ornaments, surrounded by embroidered borders featuring colorful flowers and butterflies. 62 x 33 3/4 inches (157.5 x 85.7 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000 5212 An Embroidered Silk Wall Panel Early 20th Century Of vertical format colorfully embroidered to a vibrant red ground with children playing in a lush garden setting, the green-ground top flap displaying a man and women riding a dragon and phoenix amidst cloud meanders, all heightened by gilt-wrapped threads and enclosed by woven blue and white floral borders. 74 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches (188.6 x 43.8 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 900

Lot 5211

Lot 5212

Lot 5213

5213 A Woven Imperial-Yellow Silk Panel Patterned with dragon medallions enclosing two Manchu characters embroidered in gilt threads, the medallions alternating with swirling cloud emblems. 148 1/2 x 30 3/4 inches (377.2 x 78.1 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 5214 Five Silk Textile Panels The first depicting four dragons embroidered in giltwrapped threads to a deep blue ground, flying amidst clouds and flaming pearls above rolling waves; the second embroidered with knot-stitched butterflies and flowers bordered by couched gilt-wrapped threads, further surrounded by blue leafy scrolls against a pink ground; the last three smaller panels woven with several sinuous golden dragons striding in pursuit of flaming pearls and enclosed by woven borders. Largest: 29 x 59 3/4 inches (73.6 x 151.7 cm)

Lot 5214

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000 Provenance: Reynold Tom Collection, mostly acquired during the 1970s and 1980s.

5215 A Group of Seven Rank Badges The first made for a third rank military official embroidered with an applied yellow leopard flanked by fruit; the remaining six badges made for variously ranking civil officials each displaying their respective symbolic bird appliquĂŠs at the center, all embroidered with exception to one kesi-woven badge surrounded by a sky and border of embroidered metallic thread; each framed and glazed. Largest: 15 1/4 x 15 1/4 inches (38.7 cm) including frame

Estimate: $3,000 / 5,000

Lot 5215

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5216 Three Embroidered Civil Official Rank Badges The first two a pair of badges displaying a third ranking peacock applied to a ground of swirling clouds and rolling waves beneath a red sun; the third badge depicting an eighth ranking quail in metallic-wrapped threads, now mounted as the cover of a cloth album. Pair: 8 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches (21.6 x 24.1 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

Lot 5216 5217 A Group of Four Chinese Textiles The first a dark blue-ground vest embroidered with gilt dragons, flowers and birds, surrounding the pair of applied metallic-thread civil rank badges displaying peacocks beneath a coral-beaded sun; the second a pale blue-ground skirt embroidered with flowers; the third a black-ground gauze skirt embroidered with sinuous dragons and medallions; the fourth a woven quatrefoil-form dragon panel with auspicious symbols, birds and clouds. Length of first: 37 1/2 inches (95.2 cm) excluding tassels

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000 5218 An Embroidered Blue-Ground Lady’s Robe Embroidered with blue and white butterflies and flowers in satin and knot-stitch, further bordered by woven ribbon and embroidered flowers, the cuffs displaying large pink knot-stitched flowers, tie closure, light blue lining. Length: 47 inches (119.4 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

Lot 5217

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Lot 5218


Lot 5219

Lot 5220

Lot 5221 5219 An Embroidered Silk Lady’s Robe The dark blue ground with large colorful butterflies and flowers, bordered by woven ribbons and embroidered blue and white flowers, the cuffs depicting playful knot-stitched lions reversed by satin-stitched butterflies to the interior, light blue lining. Length: 44 1/2 inches (113 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000

5220 An Embroidered Black-Ground Lady’s Robe

5221 An Embroidered Children’s Dragon Robe

Displaying large medallions enclosing figures within a lush garden setting, further surrounded by floral sprigs in red, orange and pale gray threads, bordered by blue and white lotus scrolls with double gourds and phoenixes, pale blue lining. Length: 41 1/2 inches (105.4 cm)

The silk apricot ground embroidered with eight fiveclawed golden dragons entwining flaming pearls, surrounded by blue cloud meanders, auspicious symbols, bats and various birds including cranes, pheasants, peacocks, egrets, ducks and quails in delicate knot-stitch, all above crashing waves and a metallic-thread lishui border to the skirt, the collar and cuffs designed en suite, pink lining. Length: 39 inches (99 cm)

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800

Estimate: $5,000 / 7,000

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5222 An Embroidered Silk Dragon Robe 19th Century Finely embroidered with nine fiveclawed dragons in brilliant giltwrapped threads against a ‘cafe-aulait’ ground, shown flying in pursuit of flaming pearls amidst swirling blue clouds and auspicious Buddhist symbols, above crashing waves and a lishui border to the skirt, the cuffs and collar designed en suite, light blue lining, with later alterations. Length: 56 inches (142.2 cm)

Estimate: $4,000 / 6,000 Provenance: Reynold Tom Collection, mostly acquired during the 1970s and 1980s.

Lot 5222

5223 A Blue Silk Gauze Formal Summer Robe Late 19th Century The robe woven with cloud bands and a sea wave border and embroidered with nine gilt dragons. Length: 55 1/8 inches (140 cm) approximately

Estimate: $3,000 / 5,000 Provenance: Gifted by James and Eleanor Thorp in Whittier, California, in the early 1930s, and thence by decent within the family to the current owner.

Lot 5223

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Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy

Michaan’s Auctions is pleased to offer a diverse array of paintings and other works on paper from private collections throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Ranging from paintings by various classical painters to iconic paintings by modern artists such as Qi Baishi, Gao Jianfu, Zhang Daqian and Zhao Shaoang, seasoned collectors and new buyers will have the opportunity to discover works that are both exceptional and fresh to the market. Headlining the sale is lot 5243, titled “Rabbits Under Osmanthus Tree” by the 20th century master Qi Baishi (18641957). This rare and important painting was given directly by the artist to Lieutenant General Yu Pingtung (1904-1995) of the Republic of China Army during Lt. Gen.Yu’s stay in Beijing in 1947. The painting’s subject matter of rabbits next to an osmanthus tree is seldom seen in Qi Baishi’s repertoire, with less than a handful of examples to ever come up for sale at auction. Lt. Gen.Yu eventually took the painting with him and his family to Taiwan in 1949, and it has remained in the family ever since. Another noteworthy modern masterpiece is lot 5245, titled “Bamboo” by the foremost 20th century master Zhang Daqian (1899-1983). From his brief but productive residency in Carmel, California, and before finally settling in Taipei, Taiwan in 1978, the painting was skillfully and austerely painted by Zhang Daqian to depict bamboo, a long-held symbol in Chinese culture representing high morals and integrity. This painting was also given directly by the artist and dedicated to the current owner in 1977. Also worth highlighting is a private East Bay collection of classical and modern paintings formed primarily in Beijing during the first half of the 20th century. This collection consists of paintings from various dynastic periods, with several done in the style of Emperor Huizong (1082-1135) as lot 5227, Li Gonglin (1049-1106) as lot 5226 and Huang Gongwang (1269-1354) as lot 5228, in addition to highly sought-after modern masters from the Lingnan school such as Gao Jianfu (1879-1951) as lot 5244 and Zhao Shaoang (19051998) as lot 5246. Rounding out this attractive collection is lot 5234, a set of ‘Cotton Cultivation and Production’ prints commissioned by the Qianlong Emperor (r. 1736-1795) in 1765. This rare and complete set of instructional prints was made to promote the burgeoning cotton industry in 18th century China, which emphasizes the importance that the Qianlong Emperor placed on major agriculture such as cotton, silk and grains.

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5226 In the Style of Li Gonglin (1049-1106): Life of Confucius 18th Century Hand scroll, ink and color on silk, including six images, each along with an inscription, twelve seals; accompanied by wood box. Each Image: 13 3/4 x 28 inches (34.9 x 71.1 cm)

Estimate: $5,000 / 7,000 5227 In the Style of Emperor Huizong of Song (1082-1135): Two Hawks Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk, with inscriptions by He Zhizhi (Song Dynasty), Wen Zhengming (Ming Dynasty), Liang Guangbiao (Qing Dynasty) and Shi An (Qing Dynasty), six seals. 29 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches (74.3 x 28.6 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000 5228 Attributed to Huang Gongwang (1269-1354): Landscape Hand scroll, ink on silk, dated autumn of 1291, inscribed and signed ‘Dachi Daoren Huang Gongwang,’ three seals; calligraphy to the right by Zheng Fu (1622-1693), signed ‘Gukou’ with two seals; one colophon to the left signed by Yi Bingshou (1754-1816), two seals; accompanied by wood box. 124 1/4 x 10 inches (315.6 x 25.4 cm)

Estimate: $4,000 / 6,000 Huang Gongwang is the oldest of the “Four Great Masters of the Yuan”, which also include Wu Zhen, Ni Zan, and Wang Meng. The ideals of these retired scholars had lasting effect on later Chinese art.

Lot 5226

Lot 5227

Zheng Fu (1622-1693) and Yi Bingshou (1754-1816), were both master calligraphers in Qing Dynasty,

5229 Anonymous (Qing Dynasty): A Pair of Figural Paintings Qing Dynasty Depicting figures in garden setting, ink and color on paper, framed and glazed. Each: 47 x 28 1/2 inches (119.4 x 72.4 cm)

Estimate: $4,000 / 6,000

Lot 5228

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Lot 5229


Lot 5231

Lot 5230 5230 Anonymous: The God of Longevity Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, two seals. 53 x 27 1/2 inches (134.6 x 69.9 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 2,000 5231 Song Jihuai (Qing Dynasty): An Album of Twenty Finger Paintings of Bamboo and Rocks

Lot 5232

Mounted, each painted with ink on paper, signed ‘Jihuai’ with two seals. Album Size: 12 x 12 3/4 inches (30.5 x 32.4 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 5232 Anonymous: An Album of Eight Paintings of Orchids and Bamboo Mounted, each painted with ink on silk, multiple seals. Album Size: 15 x 17 inches (38.1 x 43.2 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 5233 Anonymous: An Album of Calligraphy Qing Dynasty Mounted, each page with ink on paper, last page inscribed and dated 1774, signed ‘Chen Da-fu Ba,’ multiple seals. Album Size: 15 1/2 x 14 1/4 inches (39.4 x 36.2 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

Lot 5233

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Lot 5234 5234 A Rare Complete Set of ‘Cotton Cultivation and Production’ Prints 18th Century, Qianlong Period Comprising a total of sixteen images illustrating figures in varying scenes of the cultivation, spinning, weaving and dyeing of cotton, all mounted onto an album, each illustration mounted next to corresponding text , further inscribed with poems written by Emperor Qianlong and the court official, Fang Guancheng, the prints executed in black ink on paper, dated to the thirtieth year of the Qianlong reign, corresponding to 1765. 10 1/4 x 9 3/8 inches (26 x 23.8 cm) each print

Estimate: $7,000 / 9,000

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Lot 5236

Lot 5235

Lot 5237

5235 Shang Kuan Chou (1655-1750): Portrait of Meng Haoran

5236 After Lang Shining (1688-1766): Two Folding Fan Paintings

Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, the upper left inscribed, signed ‘Shang Kuan Chou,’ two seals. 32 x 8 1/2 inches (81.3 x 21.6 cm)

Both with ink and color on paper, painted by Lang Shining, signed with two seals; the reverse with calligraphy by Wang Youdun (1652-1758), signed with two seals; accompanied by wood box. Each Diameter: 26 inches (38.1 x 66 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,800

Lot 5238

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800 5237 Attributed to Jiang Pu (1708-1761): An Album of Ten Paintings of Insects and Flowers Mounted, each painted with ink and color on silk, multiple seals; the last painting signed ‘Jiang Pu’ with two seals. Album Size: 11 x 9.5 inches (27.9 x 24.1 cm)

5238 Attributed to Li Jian (1747-1799): Landscape Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk, inscribed with a poem to the upper left, signed ‘Er Qiao’ with a seal. 27 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches (69.9 x 34.3 cm)

Estimate: $5,000 / 7,000

Estimate: $3,000 / 5,000

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Lot 5239

Lot 5240 5239 A Bamboo Folding Fan with Painting and Calligraphy Calligraphy by Feng Wenwei (1841-1896), one seal; the reverse painted with ink and color on paper, inscribed and signed with two seals; accompanied by box. Diameter: 19 1/2 inches (49.5 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 5240 Three Fan Paintings Mounted as a Hanging Scroll Each painted in ink and color on paper, with signatures including Pan Zhiwan (Late Qing Dynasty), and Yan Yuan (1860-1934), two seals. 1st Diameter: 20 inches (50.8 cm) 2nd Diameter: 10 inches (25.4 cm) 3rd Diameter: 9 3/4 inches (24.8 cm)

Lot 5241

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800 5241 Various Artists: Twelve Circular Fan Paintings Each recto depicting scene of domestic life, ink and color on silk, inscribed and signed by Shanggu Languang (1912-1980), multiple seals; the verso with calligraphy by various artists, including but not limited to Cao Hong, Wang Tingjun (late Qing Dynasty), and Shanggu Languang, multiple seals. Largest Diameter: 11 1/4 inches (28.6 cm)

Estimate: $2,500 / 3,500 Provenance: Reynold Tom Collection, mostly acquired during the 1970s and 1980s.

5242 Various Artists: Ten Circular Fan Paintings Each depicting Guanyin, birds and flowers, ink and color on silk, seven signed by ‘Shanggu Languang’ and the others signed by various artists including but not limited to Zhu Cheng (1826-1900), multiple seals. Largest Diameter: 10 4/5 inches (27.4 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 Lot 5242

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Provenance: Reynold Tom Collection, mostly acquired during the 1970s and 1980s.


Lot 5243

5243 Qi Baishi (1864-1957): Rabbits Under Osmanthus Tree Ink and color on paper, titled ‘Tian Xiang,’ signed ‘Qi Huang,’ two seals, framed and glazed. 13 1/2 x 27 inches (34.5 x 68.5 cm)

Estimate: $50,000 / 70,000 Provenance: Mr. and Mrs. Lieutenant General Yu Pingtung. Acquired directly from the artist in Beijing in 1947, and thence by descent within the family to the present owner. Compare to a similar example in Sotheby’s Hong Kong, April 5, 2011, lot 1191.

Lieutenant General Yu Pingtung (1904-1995)

Lieutenant General Yu Pingtung and his wife Yu Day (1906-1991)

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Lot 5244

Lot 5245

5244 Attributed to Gao Jianfu (1879-1951): Sparrows

5245 Zhang Daqian (1899-1983): Bamboo

Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, dated autumn of 1915, inscribed and signed with ‘Gao Jianfu,’ one seal. 35 x 15 3/4 inches (88.9 x 40 cm)

Estimate: $7,000 / 9,000

20th Century Ink on paper, dated 1977, inscribed and with a signature ‘Zhang Daqian,’ four seals, framed and glazed. 42 x 19 1/4 inches (106.7 x 48.9 cm)

Estimate: $40,000 / 60,000 Provenance: California private collection. Acquired directly from the artist in Carmel, California in 1977, and thence by descent within the family to the present owner.

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5246 Zhao Shaoang (1905-1998): Birds and Flowers Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, dated autumn of 1943, signed ‘Shaoang,’ two seals. 32 1/2 x 14 3/4 inches (82.6 x 37.5 cm)

Estimate: $5,000 / 7,000

Lot 5246

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Lot 5248

5247 Various Artists: Gray Fox

5248 Hu Yuji (b.1927): Lotus Pond

Mounted, ink on paper, inscribed and signed by Zhao Shaoang (1905-1998) and Bu Zhen, three seals. 37 x 32 1/4 inches (94 x 81.9 cm)

Ink and color on paper, signed ‘Yuji,’ two seals, framed and glazed. 17 x 37 3/4 inches (43.2 x 95.9 cm)

Estimate: $10,000 / 15,000

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

Lot 5247

5249 Attributed to Shi Guoliang (b.1956): Daily Life Four hanging scrolls, ink and color on paper, each dated 2003, signed ‘Guoliang’ with seals. Each: 53 x 9 1/2 inches (134.6 x 24.1 cm)

Estimate: $10,000 / 15,000

Lot 5249

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Chinese Ceramics

Lot 5257

5256 A Large Painted Pottery of an Earth Spirit Tang Dynasty Potted with leonine head centered by several horns, hoofed feet, and flame-like projections rising from the back, shown seated on its haunches. Height: 35 1/2 inches (90.2 cm) approximately

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000 Provenance: Sotheby’s New York, December 1983, by repute.

5257 Two Blue and White Bowls Chenghua Marks, 17th Century

Lot 5256

Both decorated to the exterior with a dragon and phoenix in pursuit of a flaming pearl, the interior well with a front-facing dragon within a double-circle, the base with a six-character mark. Diameter: 5 7/8 inches (14.9 cm) each approximately

Lot 5258

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800 5258 A Large Blue and White Jar 19th Century Depicting numerous boys in a classroom. Height: 13 1/4 inches (33.7 cm)

Estimate: $600 / 800 5259 A Large Blue and White Hexagonal Form Planter The body encircled by bold stylized lotus bands between borders of geometric meanders and lappets at the rim and above the foot, the base with four identical seal marks reading ‘Hunan Liling’, also with a drainage hole. Width: 21 inches (53.3 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 Provenance: Reynold Tom Collection, mostly acquired during the 1970s and 1980s. The city of Liling in the Hunan province is known for its production of fine porcelains during the Yongzheng period. It is thus also referred to as ‘The City of Porcelain.’

Lot 5259

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Lot 5261

Lot 5260

Lot 5262

Lot 5263

5260 A Blue and White Bottle Vase

5261 A Glazed ‘Dragon’ Bowl

Guangxu Mark and Period

Hongzhi Mark, 19th Century

The globular body with a five-clawed dragon and phoenix confronting a flaming pearl amidst scrolling clouds, the shoulder encircled by a band of bats, with further clouds on the waisted neck below key-fret and ruyi borders, all supported on a short straight foot with a band of classic scroll. Height: 15 3/8 inches (39 cm)

Incised on the interior medallion with two dragons amidst flames and scrolling clouds, the exterior with two further striding dragons, The exterior covered with a glaze of aubergine tone, the interior covered with a glaze of egg-yolk yellow tone, the recessed base with a six-character mark within double circles. Diameter: 7 inches (17.8 cm)

Estimate: $12,000 / 18,000

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000

5262 A Pair of Small Glazed Vases

5263 A Famille Verte ‘Peach Blossom’ Cup

Kangxi Marks, 19th Century

Kangxi Mark and Period

Both of cylindrical form with a stickneck rising to a flaring mouth, the exterior covered in a mauve glaze, the recessed base with a six-character mark. Height: 5 1/4 inches (13.3 cm) each

The exterior painted and enameled representing the third month with a blossoming peach tree growing from a grassy plane, the reverse with an inscription. Diameter: 2 9/16 inches (6.5 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

Estimate: $4,000 / 6,000 Provenance: Sotheby’s Hong Kong, April 1988, lot 829.

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Lot 5264 5264 A Large Doucai Charger Qianlong Mark, 19th Century The center painted a stylized pair of opposing bats, enclosed by a foliate scroll incorporating four lotus blossoms, further enclosed by the eight Buddhist symbols amid multicolored auspicious clouds on the cavetto, all encircled by a multicolored crashing-wave band on the rim, the exterior with large flower heads borne on scrolling leafy stems, the base with a blue and white six-character mark. Diameter: 21 3/8 inches (54.3 cm)

Estimate: $3,000 / 5,000 Provenance: Reynold Tom Collection, mostly acquired during the 1970s and 1980s.

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5265 A Pair of Grisaille-Decorated Planters Qianlong Marks, Republic Period Each of tapering cylindrical form, the exterior painted with a continuous landscape scene featuring numerous fishermen on rafts in a large body of water surrounded by tree-line hills, raised on four short ruyi-head feet, the base bearing a six-character mark in blue enamel in between twin drainage holes. Diameter: 6 3/4 inches (17.2 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 Provenance: Reynold Tom Collection, mostly acquired during the 1970s and 1980s.

Lot 5265 5266 Two Iron-Red-Decorated Bowls Qianlong Marks Both painted to the exterior with four decorative reserves each featuring a stylized shou-character surrounded by leafy lotus tendrils, the recessed base bearing a six-character mark. Diameter: 4 1/2 inches (11.5 cm) each

Estimate: $800 / 1,200 Lot 5266

Lot 5267

Lot 5268 5267 A Pair of Doucai Cups

5268 A Famille Rose Hexagonal Vase

Qianlong Marks

19th Century

Both of ogee form, painted to the exterior with boys playing in a garden, the recessed base bearing a six-character mark. Diameter: 3 3/4 inches (19.5 cm) each

Of baluster form with a pair of molded lion-form faux-handles, decorated with panels depicting various Daoist and historical figures, foot decorated with scrolling flowers. Height: 23 inches (58.4 cm)

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800

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Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500


Lot 5269 5269 A Set of Twelve Famille Rose Porcelain Plaques

5270 A Pair of Famille Rose Footed Jardinieres

19th Century

19th Century

With eight square and four circular plaques depicting various flowers and birds, all inset into four wood wall hanging panels with bronze hangers. 57 x 18 3/4 inches (127 x 47.6 cm) each panel

Both of quatrefoil form, painted to the exterior with numerous meandering lotus sprays on a yellow ground, the base with two circular drainage holes and bearing a six-character mark in iron-red, all raised on four ruyi head-shaped feet, with associated wood stands. Width: 8 1/8 inches (20.6 cm) each

Estimate: $4,000 / 6,000

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 Provenance: Albert L. Schultz (1913-2013), San Francisco.

5271 A Canton Famille Rose Vase 19th Century Painted to the exterior with figures in various interior settings in between bands of scrolling foliage, the interior with a band of flowers and butterflies near the mouth rim, with a deep recessed base. Height: 15 1/8 inches (38.9 cm)

Lot 5270

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

Lot 5271

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5272 A Fine Famille Rose Jardiniere Dated by inscription to 1876, Late Qing Dynasty The rectangular planter enameled to the exterior ‘qianjiang’ technique to depict Shoulao and his attendant to one side, the reverse with dwellings within a serene valley by gently rolling hills, the other two narrower side each with a bird perched on a tree branch, inscribed, dated to 1876, signed Cheng Yuying, and one seal, raised on four very short feet. Width: 7 1/2 inches (19 cm)

Estimate: $3,000 / 5,000 Provenance: Reynold Tom Collection, mostly acquired during the 1970s and 1980s. A similar jardiniere from the same collection was previously offered and sold in these rooms on December 11, 2012, lot 9327.

5273 Two Pairs of Famille Rose Planters 19th Century The first pair of square form painted with figures to opposite sides, the other sides containing calligraphy with a signature and seal; the second pair of rectangular form painted with figures and plants to opposite sides, the other sides displaying inscriptions with a signature and seal. Tallest: 5 3/4 inches (14.6 cm)

Lot 5272

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000 Provenance: Reynold Tom Collection, mostly acquired during the 1970s and 1980s.

5274 A Pair of Famille Rose Planters

5275 A Famille Rose Hexagonal Vase

19th Century

19th Century

Each with alternating panels of historical warrior figures and associated inscriptions, the flaring mouth with scalloped rims, the recessed base featuring twin demi-lune drainage holes. Width: 10 1/4 inches (16 cm)

Of baluster form with a pair of lion-form faux-handles, each panel with molded decoration of Chinese antiques and auspicious objects. Height: 22 1/2 inches (57.2 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

Estimate: $3,000 / 5,000

Provenance: Reynold Tom Collection, mostly acquired during the 1970s and 1980s.

Lot 5273

Lot 5274

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Lot 5275


5276 A Famille Rose Bottle Vase Guangxu Mark, Early 20th Century Decorated and gilt to the body with a confronting five-clawed dragon and phoenix, below a band of scrolling lotus and shou characters, with bats and scattered clouds to the neck. Height: 15 1/8 inches (38.4 cm)

Estimate: $6,000 / 8,000 5277 A Large Famille Rose Basin Guangxu Mark and Period The circular container painted with a pair of egrets amidst lotus, the cavetto with blossoming peony branches, the rim encircled by a band of bats and clouds, the exterior with further blossoming peony branches. Diameter: 16 1/4 inches (41.3 cm)

Estimate: $6,000 / 8,000 5278 A Famille Rose ‘Dragon’ Bowl Guangxu Mark Painted and gilt with two five-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls above crashing waves, the base with a six-character mark in cobalt blue. Diameter: 8 1/4 inches (21 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

Lot 5276

5279 A Famille Rose Vase Republic Period (1925-1940)

Lot 5277

The ovoid body delicately painted with a scene of the Daoist immortal Zhongkui, the Demon Queller, accompanying his sister before her marriage to his good friend, Du Ping, the reverse with an inscription and three Qianlong seals, the base with bearing a Qianlong four-character mark in blue enamel, with a fitted box. Height: 7 5/8 inches (19.4 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

Lot 5279 Lot 5278

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5280 A Famille Rose Vase Qianlong Mark, Republic Period The baluster form vase painted with three rectangular panels around the body to depict various figures in a garden setting, all reserved on a diaper ground, the neck painted with a band of overlapping plantain leaves, a band of decorated lappets by the the foot, an iron-red Qianlong six-character mark to the base. Height: 8 1/2 inches (21.6 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 5281 A Famille Rose Meiping Vase Republic Period Delicately painted with a pair of pheasants amidst blossoming prunus and garden rocks, the base bearing the Shende Hall mark, with a silk-lined fitted hardwood box and a wood stand. Height: 8 1/4 inches (21 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

Lot 5280 5282 A Famille Rose Porcelain Plaque

5283 A Fine Famille Rose Porcelain Plaque

Republic Period

Republic Period, dated by inscription to 1942

Painted in delicate enamel to depict Li Bai, the famous Tang dynasty poet, in a bout of drunkenness and being assited by his attendant, the plaque now mounted as a hardwood table screen. Height: 28 7/8 inches (73.4 cm) overall

Finely painted to depict Elder Zhang Guo, one of the eight Daoist immortals, with his attendant, the upper right inscribed, dated to ‘wenwu’ year corresponding to 1942, signed ‘Yunyin Jushi Xialong’ and one seal reading ‘Xialong’, now mounted as a hardwood table screen. Height: 21 1/4 inches (51.4 cm) overall

Estimate: $3,000 / 5,000

Lot 5281

Estimate: $20,000 / 30,000

Lot 5282

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Lot 5283


5284 A Famille Rose Vase Juren Tang Mark, Republic Period Finely painted with a badger resting on a garden rock and surrounded by peony, iris and chrysanthemum blossoms, the base inscribed with the four-character hall mark in iron-red. Height: 13 1/2 inches (34.3 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 5285 A Set of Three Famille Rose Star Gods Republic Period Depicting Fu, Lu and Shou in the colorful robes and respective attributes, each face with black tassels to depict facial hair. Tallest: 14 5/8 inches (37.2 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000 Lot 5285 5286 A Pair of Famille Rose Baluster Vases Qianlong Marks, 20th Century Each painted with horses by a river, after a section of “One Hundred Stallions� by Lang Shining, inscribed in black with a twenty-character poem in eight lines and three Lang Shining seals, the base with an apocryphal Qianlong four-character mark in blue enamel. Height: 9 1/4 inches (23.5 cm) each

Lot 5284

Estimate: $7,000 / 9,000 Provenance: From a San Mateo estate.

5287 A Pair of Miniature Famille Rose Vases Qianlong Marks, Republic Period Of baluster form, painted with continuous scene of the seven sages of the bamboo grove, the base bearing an iron-red Qianlong four-character mark within a square. Height: 3 1/4 inches (8.3 cm) each

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

Lot 5286

Lot 5287

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5288 A Pair of Famille Rose Porcelain Plaques Early 20th Century Both of vertical format, the two enameled plaques joined together to form a continuous landscape scene depicting figures on horseback surrounded by various vegetation including several wind-sweep willows, the background featuring rolling hills. 15 x 9 7/8 inches (38.1 x 22.5 cm) each

Estimate: $4,000 / 6,000 5289 A Famille Rose and Celadon-Glazed Vase Early 20th Century Of baluster form with a pair of gilt-painted crane handles and four applied chilong dragons, the body decorated with the longevity character in various styles, all interspersed with roses and butterflies, the foliated rim with a ruyi-head band. Height: 12 7/8 inches (32.7 cm)

Lot 5289

Lot 5288

Estimate: $800 / 1,200 Provenance: Phineas Schwartz Collection.

Lot 5290

Lot 5291

Lot 5292

5290 A Famille Rose Vase

5291 A Famille Rose Vase

5292 Two Pairs of Famille Rose Planters

Qianlong Mark, Republic Period

Qianlong Mark, 20th Century

Early 20th Century

The globular body finely enameled with alternating dragon and phoenix roundels all between decorative bands against a pale yellow ground, the flaring neck densely decorated with stylized lotus and bats to a pale green ground, flanked two pierced chilong shaped handles in pale blue, the base with an apocryphal iron-red Qianlong seal mark. Height: 14 7/8 inches (37.8 cm)

Painted around the body with a peacock and peahen on a garden rock and surrounded by flowering peony trees, the recessed base bearing a four-character mark in blue enamel. Height: 16 inches (40.7 cm)

The first pair of tapering cylindrical form, the exterior painted with chrysanthemum flowers, the reverse inscribed, dated to 1923, signed and with one seal, the recessed base raised on four wide feet and with a single drainage hole; the second pair of tapering hexagonal form, the exterior with alternating panels of female figures and inscriptions, Height: 5 3/8 inches (13.7 cm) of hexagonal planters

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 Provenance: Reynold Tom Collection, mostly acquired during the 1970s and 1980s.

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Estimate: $800 / 1,200 Provenance: Reynold Tom Collection, mostly acquired during the 1970s and 1980s.

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800 Provenance: Reynald Tom Collection, mostly acquired during the 1970s and 1980s.


Lot 5294

Lot 5295

Lot 5293 5293 Two Pairs of Famille Rose Planters Republic Period The first pair of tapering cylindrical form with a flaring mouth, the exterior decorated with three circular reserves containing various flowers, all on a stylized lotus ground in cobalt blue; the second pair of similar shape with orchid flowers to the exterior, the recessed base bearing a Hongxian four-character mark in between twin drainage holes. Height: 6 5/16 inches (16 cm) of larger planters

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 Provenance: Reynold Tom Collection, mostly acquired during the 1970s and 1980s.

5294 A Pair of Famille Rose Lidded Food Containers

5295 Five Famille Rose Baluster Vases

Linzhi Chengxiang Marks, Republic Period

The first painted with seven boys playing in a garden, the base with a Juren hallmark; the second featuring chrysanthemum flowers in various colors, the base bearing a Guangxu six-character mark; the third depicting a bearded gentleman accompanied by his attendant, the base bearing a Qianlong four-character mark; the four decorated with five boys in a garden, he base with a Juren hallmark; the fifth enameled witha kingfisher perched on a lotus leaf and with other water vegetation, the base bearing a Hongxian four-character mark. Tallest: 13 3/4 inches (34.9 cm)

Each with a domed lid finely painted with five boys at play along with three rams in a garden, the container featuring peach, Buddha’s finger citron and pomegranate branches, the recessed base with a four character mark. Diameter: 9 7/8 inches (25.1 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 Provenance: Reynold Tom Collection, mostly acquired during the 1970s and 1980s.

Republic Period

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000 Provenance: Reynold Tom Collection, mostly acquired during the 1970s and 1980s.

5296 A Famille Rose ‘Three Star Gods’ Porcelain Plaque Early 20th Century Of vertical format to depict the Fu and Lu receiving Shou, who is riding on his red-crowned crane, all accompanied by attendants. 15 3/8 x 10 1/2 inches (39 x 26 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

Lot 5296

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5297 A Pair of Small Famille Rose Vases Qianlong Marks, Republic Period Each of tapered form enclosed by open books with inscriptions, the gilt ground decorated with stylized lotus scrolls, each recessed base displaying the six-character seal mark in red, matching wood stands. Height: 5 3/4 inches (14.6 cm)

Estimate: $3,000 / 5,000 5298 A Set of Three Famille Rose Porcelain Plaques Each rectangular panel painted with figures riding a boat in a mountainous river landscape scattered with further boats, signed Wang Yeting with a seal. 10 x 15 inches (25.4 x 38.1 cm) each approximately

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

Lot 5297

Lot 5298

5299 Two Famille Rose Porcelain Plaques Dated by inscription to 1983 The first depicting two cats perched on a tree, the depicting two dogs in a garden with rocks and plantain, both plaques dated to 1983, signed Cheng Yongfeng and Fan Zikui, and with two seals of the artists. 30 x 9 inches (76.2 x 22.8 cm) each approximately

Estimate: $6,000 / 8,000 5300 A Famille Rose Vase Dated by inscription to 1963, 20th Century Painted to the exterior to depict five fantail goldfish and reversed with an inscription with a signature and three seals, dated to 1963, the interior wall with a continuous landscape scene featuring dwellings and figures surrounded by mountains, the well with an inscription and two seals, the recessed base with a hallmark. Height: 8 1/8 inches (20.6 cm)

Lot 5300

Lot 5299

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Estimate: $2,500 / 3,500


Lot 5302

Lot 5301 5301 Two Famille Rose Porcelain Plaques

5302 Two Small Famille Rose Porcelain Plaques

Each depicting an arhat, the first of Asita, the long eyebrow luohan, under a pine tree, and the second of Bodhidharma, the overseas luohan, traveling by sea; both inscribed, signed and with a seal. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches (21.6 x 14 cm) each approximately and excluding frame

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

Late 20th Century, dated by inscription to 1987 The first depicting Wang Xizhi, the Sage of Calligraphy, with his one of his geese, inscribed, dated, signed ‘Fan Zeng’, and with four seals; the second depicting Ji Gong, the eccentric Buddhist monk, holding his palm -leaf fan, inscribed, dated, signed ‘Fan Zeng’, and with three seals. 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches (19 x 14 cm) each and excluding frame

Estimate: $3,000 / 5,000

Lot 5303

Lot 5304

5303 Two Famille Rose Porcelain Plaques

5304 A Set of Four Small Enameled Porcelain Plaques

Dated by inscription to 1999

Late 20th Century, dated by inscription to 1997

Both decorated in the style of Zhang Yi Xuan, with a landscape featuring fishermen on a raft in a river and surrounded by mountains, inscribed, dated to 1999, and with a seal. 8 x 5 1/2 inches (20.3 x 14 cm) each and excluding frame

Each of vertical format, painted in black tones to depict bamboo, inscribed, dated, and with a seal. 7 x 3 1/4 inches (17.8 x 8.3 cm) each approximately and excluding frame

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

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Religious Art

Lot 5306

Lot 5307

Lot 5308 5306 A Small Bronze Figure of Buddha Northern Wei Shown standing with hands held in abhaya mudra. Height: 3 1/2 inches (8.9 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 Provenance: Phineas Schwartz Collection.

5307 A Small Gilt-Bronze Figure of Buddha Sui Dynasty Shown standing atop a lotus socle supported by openwork fronds, with right hand raised in abhaya mudra and the left pendent at the side. Height: 2 7/8 inches (7.3 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 Provenance: Phineas Schwartz Collection.

5308 A Gilt-Bronze Figure of Vajravarahi Cast dancing on a prostrated figure atop a lotus base, wearing an apron, multiple necklaces, armbands with pendant sashes, bracelets and a garland of severed heads, the face expressively delineated with fangs and an urna, holding a chopper in her right hand and a skull cup in her left. Height: 12 1/4 inches (31.1 cm)

Lot 5309

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5309 A Parcel-Gilt Silver-Alloy Figure of Buddha 14th Century Seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base with his hands in bhumisparsamudra, the face with aquiline nose and elongated downcast eyes flanked by pendulous earlobes, the hair in curls over the ushnisha and topped with a knob. Height: 5 3/8 inches (13.7 cm)

Estimate: $3,000 / 5,000

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

Provenance: Phineas Schwartz Collection.

Provenance: Phineas Schwartz Collection.


5310 A Gilt-Bronze Figure of Tsongkhapa Tibeto-Chinese, 18th/19th Century Seated in dhyanasana on a raised lotus base with his hands held in dharmachakra mudra, wearing voluminous layered robes and an pointed headdress, his face with a benign expression and richly gilt overall, base sealed. Height: 7 1/8 inches (18.1 cm)

Estimate: $4,000 / 6,000 Provenance: Phineas Schwartz Collection. Accompanied by a letter of authentication provided by Dr. Mark Levy, Senior Art Historian, California State University, East Bay.

5311 A Gilt-Bronze Figure of Punchen Lama

Lot 5310

Lot 5311

Tibeto-Chinese, 18th Century Seated in dhyanasana atop a lotus base, his right hand raised in vitarka mudra and his left resting in his lap, wearing long flowing robes incised with scrolling borders and a broad mitre headdress, his face finely modeled with a serene expression, base sealed. Height: 7 inches (17.7 cm)

Estimate: $4,000 / 6,000 Provenance: Phineas Schwartz Collection. Accompanied by a letter of authentication provided by Dr. Mark Levy, Senior Art Historian, California State University, East Bay.

Lot 5313

Lot 5312 5312 A Gilt-Bronze Figure of Shakyamuni

5313 A Gilt-Bronze Figure of Vajrasattva

Tibeto-Chinese, 16th/17th Century

17th/18th Century

Seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus pedestal with his hands held in bhumisparsa mudra, wearing modestly incised patchwork robes of a monk, his tranquil facial features and golden skin heightened by polychrome pigments, framed by pendulous earlobes and tightly curled hair rising to a high ushnisa, base sealed. Height: 4 1/4 inches (10.8 cm)

Seated in dhyanasana on a lotus base while holding a vajra in his right hand to his heart and a bell in his left, adorned with an ornate tiered crown, beaded jewelry and large roundel earrings, wearing a long floral incised dhoti with a billowing celestial scarf, face and hair heightened by polychrome pigments, base sealed. Height: 8 3/4 inches (22.2 cm)

Estimate: $3,000 / 5,000

Estimate: $4,000 / 6,000

Provenance: Phineas Schwartz Collection.

Provenance: Phineas Schwartz Collection.

Accompanied by a letter of authentication provided by Dr. Mark Levy, Senior Art Historian, California State University, East Bay.

Accompanied by a letter of authentication provided by Dr. Mark Levy, Senior Art Historian, California State University, East Bay.

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5314 A Gilt-Bronze Figure of Shakyamuni Tibet, 17th Century Seated in dhyanasana on a lotus base, his right hand in bhumisparsa mudra, the left resting on his lap, shown wearing a simplistic cloak draped over one shoulder, his face with a meditative expression framed by elongated earlobes, textured hair and ushnisa heightened by blue pigment, base sealed. Height: 5 1/4 inches (13.3 cm)

Estimate: $3,000 / 5,000 Provenance: Phineas Schwartz Collection. Accompanied by a letter of authentication provided by Dr. Mark Levy, Senior Art Historian, California State University, East Bay.

5315 A Gilt-Bronze Figure of Yama Dharmaraja Lot 5314

18th Century

Lot 5315

Striding in alidhasana on a buffalo and prone human figure, all supported upon an ovoid lotus base, his hands extended out to his sides, adorned with elaborate beaded jewelry and a garland of severed heads, the ferocious beastform face with a curling tongue issuing from a gaping mouth below a skull tiara, his hair in flames with the remains of red pigment behind a pair of curving horns, with elaborate applied silver overlay inset with turquoise and coral in the form of necklaces and Buddhist Mala, base sealed. Height: 6 3/4 inches (17.1 cm)

Estimate: $4,000 / 6,000 Provenance: Phineas Schwartz Collection. Accompanied by a letter of authentication provided by Dr. Mark Levy, Senior Art Historian, California State University, East Bay.

Lot 5317

Lot 5316 5316 A Gilt-Bronze Repousse Figure of Amitayus

5317 A Gilt-Bronze Figure of Manjusri

18th Century

19th Century

Seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus base with his hands folded in his lap, wearing layers of beaded jewelry and a long flowing dhoti elegantly pleated around his legs and incised with floral scroll borders, a sash gracefully draped around his shoulders and arms, his face with finely modeled features and a benign expression with lips painted red, all below a tiered crown, base sealed. Height: 6 1/2 inches (16.5 cm)

Seated in dhyanasana on a lotus base while embraced by his consort, brandishing a sword in his raised right hand, his left hand holding the stem of a lotus flower supporting the book of knowledge, wearing a waist-tied dhoti, beaded necklaces, armlets, and anklets, hair carefully arranged in long trailing tresses and pulled into a tall double topknot behind a five-point crown, the face with serene expression flanked by pendent earrings. Height: 4 inches (10.2 cm)

Estimate: $8,000 / 12,000 Provenance: Phineas Schwartz Collection. Accompanied by a letter of authentication provided by Dr. Mark Levy, Senior Art Historian, California State University, East Bay.

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Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 Provenance: Phineas Schwartz Collection. Accompanied by a letter of authentication provided by Dr. Mark Levy, Senior Art Historian, California State University, East Bay.


5318 A Small Gilt-Bronze Figure of Tara 17th Century Depicting Syamatara seated in vajrasana, her right hand in varadamudra, the left in vitarkamudra, wearing a sari, bejeweled, her face with a serene expression below an elaborate headdress. Height: 2 1/2 inches (6.3 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 Provenance: Phineas Schwartz Collection.

5319 A Gilt-Bronze Figure of Shakyamuni 17th Century Seated in dhyanasana on a lotus base, his right hand in bhumisparsa mudra, the left resting on his lap, wearing a plain cloak over one shoulder, his face with meditative expression, downcast eyes and elongated earlobes, base sealed. Height: 4 3/4 inches (12 cm)

Lot 5318

Lot 5319

Lot 5320

Estimate: $500 / 700 Provenance: Phineas Schwartz Collection. Accompanied by a letter of authentication provided by Dr. Mark Levy, Senior Art Historian, California State University, East Bay.

5320 A Small Gilt-Bronze Figure of Milarepa 19th Century Seated in rajalilasana on a double lotus base, wearing voluminous robes incised with foliate scrolls and large hoop-shaped earrings, base sealed. Height: 4 1/2 inches (11.4 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 Provenance: Phineas Schwartz Collection. Accompanied by a letter of authentication provided by Dr. Mark Levy, Senior Art Historian, California State University, East Bay.

5321 A Gilt-Bronze Figure of an EightArmed Bodhisattva The three-headed bodhisattva wearing an ornate crown and heavy earrings, the eight arms flaring out from his body, each variously holding an attribute, his principal hands in dharmachakra mudra, the gesture of teaching. Height: 7 5/8 inches (19.3 cm)

Estimate: $20,000 / 30,000 Lot 5321

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Lot 5322

Lot 5323 Lot 5324 5322 A Tibetan Skull Cup The half cranium with a silver lining extending over the rim and finished by a rope-form border, the interior further mounted with a central yin yang medallion to the floor, the exterior displaying natural sutures. Width: 7 1/4 inches (18.4 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

5323 A Tibetan Silver Butter Lamp 18th/19th Century Set on a domed floriform base rising to a bulbous midsection incised with flower heads, the flaring cup cast with bands of petals and incised rims. Height: 8 5/8 inches (31.8 cm);Weight: 15 ounces (425 g)

5324 A Pair of Tibetan Cast Iron Spearheads Both decorated with flaming pattern in gilt, the base covered in red lacquer. Length: 13 1/2 inches (34.3 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 Provenance: Phineas Schwartz Collection.

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 Provenance: Phineas Schwartz Collection.

5325 A Bronze ‘Lotus’ Mandala 15th/16th Century With eight movable petals, each displaying one deity and a variety of emblems including various animals and Buddhist symbols to the interior, the exterior of the petals with a hinged cover that pins to the opposite petal when closed, all supported by an openwork stalk on a square lotus base. Height: 6 1/4 inches (15.9 cm) approximately

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 Provenance: Phineas Schwartz Collection. Accompanied by a letter of authentication provided by Dr. Mark Levy, Senior Art Historian, California State University, East Bay. This floriform mandala has articulated petals that close to form a lotus bud. First conceived in northeastern India during the Pala period (9th-13th centuries), very few examples remain. A revival was sparked in China during the early 15th century inspiring splendid gilt bronze examples during the Yongle period.

Lot 5325

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Japanese Works of Art

Lot 5331 5330 Kano Eitai (19th Century): A Japanese Figural Painting 19th century Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk, inscribed and signed, three seals; accompanied by a hand scroll of calligraphy; with a wood box. 45 x 21 1/2 inches (114.3 x 54.5 cm)

Estimate: $3,000 / 5,000

5331 Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858): Sixteen Woodblock Prints of the Forty-Seven Ronin Depicting an honorable and tragic tale of the samurai of Japan; oban, each titled and signed, published by ‘Senichi, Izumiya Ichibei’.

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

Lot 5330

5332 A Japanese Sterling Silver Chalice Meiji Period Of trumpet form, the exterior featuring a coiling dragon amidst scrolling clouds and above crashing waves, with foliated mouth rim, the recessed base marked Arthur & Bond and Yokohama Height: 8 1/4 inches (21 cm); Weight: 19 1/2 ounces (554 g)

Estimate: $6,000 / 8,000 5333 A Japanese Silver Vase Meiji Period Of pear-shaped form, the exterior decorated with butterflies and flowers on a faux-rattan basket ground, the details highlighted in colorful enamel, the flaring mouth with a foliated rim, the base with a three-character mark. Height: 7 7/8 inches (20 cm); Total Weight: 13 7/8 ounces (393 g)

Estimate: $3,000 / 5,000 Lot 5332

Lot 5333

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Lot 5334

Lot 5335

Lot 5337

Lot 5336 5334 A Japanese Silver Vase Meiji Period Of compressed baluster form with a gently flaring neck, the body displaying six panels with peony flowers, the shoulders and neck with incised floral decoration, the flaring mouth exhibiting a hex-floral form rim, the neck k encircled by a sinuous dragon holding a small crystal sphere, all raised on a three ruyi-head form feet with incised decoration. Height: 10 7/8 inches (27.6 cm); Total Weight: 25 1/2 ounces (723 g)

Estimate: $4,000 / 6,000

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5335 A Japanese Shibayama Style Silver Koro

5336 An Eight-Piece Japanese Sterling Tea Service

5337 A Fine Satsuma Vase

Meiji Period

Meiji Period

Of lobed form with panels inlaid and decorated with enamels depicting birds among blossoming branches, the cover of faux-basket weave manner, inset two-character signature tablet to base. Height: 5 3/4 inches (14.6 cm); Total Weight: 12 3/8 ounces (352 g)

Comprising a coffee pot and cover with loop handle, teapot and cover with loop handle, a stand, a milk jug and a sugar bowl, a tea caddy and a handled tray, all decorated in relief with flowering irises on stippled grounds, stamped Arthur & Bond, Yokohama and Sterling. Length: 27 inches (68.6 cm) of tray approximately

Painted with a hen with her three chicks in a garden with chrysanthemum blossoms, the shoulders with a gilt-painted and molded decoration to simulate a dripping effect, the recessed base inscribed and signed, with wood box. Height: 12 inches (30.5 cm)

Estimate: $5,000 / 7,000

Estimate: $30,000 / 50,000

Meiji Period

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500


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Marks, Seals and Signatures

5098

5106

5109

5111

5113

5115

5116

5116

5116

5140

5140

5141

5147

5150

5151

5152

5153

5154

5155

5161

5162

5163

5165

5166

5168

5169

5257

5259

5260

5261

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5264

5265

5266

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Marks, Seals and Signatures

5270

5272

5276

5277

5278

5279

5279

5280

5281

5283

5284

5286

5287

5290

5291

5291

5293

5294

5297

5298

5299

5299

5300

5301

5301

5302

5302

5303

5303

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Terms and Conditions of Sale STANDARD CONDITIONS OF SALE These Conditions of Sale are binding on all purchasers at Auction. Please read carefully. By registering to bid at auction, in person, or through an agent, by absentee bid, or telephone or any other means including the Internet and e-mail, you agree to be bound by these Conditions of Sale (and changes made as noted below.) All property and every lot for sale in our catalogue is offered subject to the following terms and conditions, along with any changes that may be published or announced prior to or during a sale by Michaan’s Auctions. (MA). The terms “MA” “us,” “we,” or “our” as used herein all refer to Michaan’s Auctions. Unless otherwise indicated in the catalogue or at time of sale, MA acts at all times solely as the agent for the seller. All sales shall be deemed to occur in California regardless whether by telephone, mail or through the Internet or the physical location of the buyer. DEFINITIONS Hammer price: The highest bid received for a lot upon the fall of the auctioneer’s hammer. Buyer’s premium: The amount paid by the buyer as a percentage of the hammer price and in addition thereto. Purchase price: The aggregate of the hammer, buyer’s premium and applicable taxes or other fees, if any, as may be required by law. Reserve: The minimum price at which the lot may be sold. Buyer: The person or entity who buys property at auction or private sale. Consignor: The seller, or the seller’s representative, on behalf of whom we are selling the Property. Lot: The single item or group of items offered by us for sale. Property: The item or items comprising an auction lot being offered for sale. BUYER’S PREMIUM The Buyer shall pay a Buyer’s Premium which shall be retained by MA as follows: Eighteen percent (18%) of the first $250,000.00 of the bid price, twelve percent (12%) of the amount of the bid price above $250,000.00 up to and including $1,000,000.00, and ten percent (10%) of the amount of the bid price over $1,000,000.00. If you choose to pay by credit card (Visa, Mastercard or Discover only) or any other form of payment, the buyer’s premium is twenty-one percent (21%) of the first $250,000.00 of the bid price, fifteen percent (15%) of the amount of the bid price above $250,000.00 up to and including $1,000,000.00, and twelve percent (12%) of the amount of the bid price over $1,000,000.00. Internet Buyer’s Premium is twenty-three percent (23%) of the first $250,000.00 of the bid price and eighteen percent (18%) of the amount of the bid price over $250,000.00. TERMS OF SALE a. The Purchase of and Payment for Property The sale of a lot shall be to the highest bidder as determined by the auctioneer, in accord with these Conditions of Sale. Title to the lot shall pass with the fall of the Auctioneer’s hammer. Buyer shall pay the Purchase price, as defined above, and such other fees as may be due, in full, within seven (7) days of the auction sale. Sale is not final and property will not be released to Buyer until good funds for all amounts due, are received by MA. Payment may be made (i) in cash, (ii) by wire transfer (additional $15 fee), (iii) by money order or other guaranteed funds, or (iv) by personal check (when buyer’s credit is approved). No lot shall be transferred by Buyer to another person until the sale is final. In the event of

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partial payment for any lot or lots we shall apply payments, in our discretion, to the lot or lots we select. The Buyer grants MA a security interest in the purchased Property, and we may retain as collateral any property purchased and any funds in our possession, to secure a Buyer’s obligations to us, if any. We retain the rights of a secured party under the California Commercial Code. All fees, taxes, premiums or other sums due and not paid pursuant to this paragraph shall bear interest at 1.5 % per month from the 8th day following the sale to the date paid in full. b. Collection of Property Upon transfer of title, Buyer assumes full responsibility, including risk of loss and damage, for the Property. Purchased property shall be removed at Buyer’s expense within fifteen (15) days after the sale becomes final. Property not removed shall be subject to a service fee of $50, and a storage fee, if retained by MA, of 1% of the purchase price per month. MA may also, in its sole discretion, elect to place the Property in a public storage facility at the Buyer’s sole risk, responsibility and expense. c. Liability for delivery of property If, for any reason whatsoever, we are unable to deliver the purchased Property to the Buyer, MA shall be liable to the Buyer only for the Purchase price paid by the Buyer and in no event shall we be liable for incidental or consequential damages, including, but not limited to, business interruption or loss of profit. d. Available Shipping As a service to the purchaser, MA may be able to pack and ship items as set forth in the provisions for shipping in the paragraph following the terms and conditions of sale. THE AUCTION PROCEDURE a. Registration Bidders must register in advance to bid at auction. (a) If by mail or on the Internet please comply with, sign and send back the requisite form or absentee bid. (b) To telephone bid, Bidders must complete, sign and fax a copy of the Telephone Bid Registration Form, which is available only by calling MA. Telephone lines are limited, and available on a firstcome, first-serve basis. Registration to bid by telephone must be completed by 5 p.m. the day prior to the auction. (c) When intending to bid in person, pre register at the desk and obtain a bidding paddle. The auctioneer may refuse to recognize any person not registered and not having a paddle number. MA reserves the right at its sole discretion, to refuse anyone the right to register and participate at an auction. b. Announcements We may, at the commencement of, or during the Auction, announce changes in or modifications to the Conditions of Sale or descriptions of Property. c. Absentee Bids For a Buyer’s convenience, absentee bids will be accepted, when properly executed and submitted in a timely manner. 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 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 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 # 71393954 ASIAN ARTS DISCLAIMER: We are aware of the many types of treatments and/ or enhancements used today on jade. The purpose is to improve their appearance, i.e. color and/or clarity. Techniques like bleaching, dying and impregnation are just a few techniques known today. These treatments are not detectable using standard gemological procedures. Not all are permanent. Prospective buyers are therefore reminded that unless otherwise noted in the description(s),1 it must be assumed that some form of enhancement may have been used. Accompanied by a laboratory report stating natural, no evidence of treatment.

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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

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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, indi-

cates 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: 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 supervsion. 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.

Bid Increments Minimum Value from US $ 0 from US $ 50 from US $ 200 from US $ 500 from US $ 1,000 from US $ 2,000 from US $ 5,000 from US $ 10,000 from US $ 20,000 from US $ 50,000 from US $ 100,000 from US $ 200,000

Maximum Value to US $ 49 to US $ 199 to US $ 499 to US $ 999 to US $ 1,999 to US $ 4,999 to US $ 9,999 to US $ 199,99 to US $ 49,999 to US $ 100,000 to US $ 199,999 to US $ 499,999

Expected Bid Increment US $ 5 US $ 10 US $ 25 US $ 50 US $ 100 US $ 250 US $ 500 US $ 1,000 US $ 2,500 US $ 5,000 US $ 10,000 US $ 25,000

All increments may vary at auctioneer’s discretion.

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