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Fine Asian Works of Art Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Michaan’s Auctions 2751 Todd Street Alameda, CA 94501 (800) 380-9822 or (510) 740-0220 www.michaans.com info@michaans.com


Fine Asian Works of Art Auction December 11, 2012, 10am Chinese Works of Art Jade & Hardstone Carvings: Lots 9001-9049

Snuff Bottles: Lots 9051-9066 Coral & Horn Carvings: Lots 9071-9077 Religious Art, Featuring Property from a Private East Bay Collector: Lots 9081-9098 Selections of Tibetan Buddhist Art from the Phineas Schwartz Collection: Lots 9099-9118 Works of Art: Lots 9121-9168 Textiles: Lots 9171-9205 Furniture: Lots 9211-9236 Chinese Ceramics: Lots 9241-9315 Fine Porcelains and Fan Paintings from the Reynold Tom Collection: Lots 9321-9341 Paintings, Calligraphy and Books: Lots 9346-9391

Japanese Works of Art: Lots 9396-9427 Other Asian Works of Art: Lots 9431-9433

Preview dates:

Friday, November 30, 12pm - 5pm Saturday, December 1, 10am - 5pm Sunday, December 2, 9am - 5pm Friday, December 7, 10am - 5pm Saturday, December 8, 10am - 5pm Sunday, December 9, 10am - 5pm Day of sale at 9 am to the end of the Auction or by appointment Phone #: 800-380-9822 or 510-740-0220 Fax #: 510-749-7517

Asian Art

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Chinese Works of Art Jade & Hardstone Carvings

9002

9001 9001 Fourteen Neolithic Jade and Stone Carvings Neolithic Period Including five small cong, four ring-shape pendants, a bi disc, a square pendant, a small seal, a circular disc pendant with incised decoration, and a tapering cylindrical pendant. Diameter of Bi: 3 1/16 inches (9.1 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

9002 Fifteen Neolithic Jade and Stone Carvings Neolithic Period Including a compressed circular form cong, a stone bi disc, a blade, a belt ornament, two huang plaques, a pair of cicadas, and seven pendants of various sizes and shapes. Diameter of Disc: 5 7/8 inches (15 cm)

Estimate: $4,000 / 6,000 Provenance: Sotheby’s Parke Bernet, New York, March 12 & 13, 1975. San Francisco private estate collection.

9003 9003 Seven Neolithic Jade Blades and Pendants Neolithic Period Consisting of three blades and four pendants, all of various shapes and sizes. Longest: 5 3/8 inches (13.7 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 Provenance: Sotheby’s Parke Bernet, New York, March 12 & 13, 1975. San Francisco private estate collection.

Provenance: Sotheby’s Parke Bernet, New York, March 12 & 13, 1975. San Francisco private estate collection.

9004 Two Neolithic Jade Carvings Neolithic Period The first a polished blade with a sharp, straight knife edge, gently curved along the top and flaring slightly at the sides, the top and the notched side drilled with four fastening holes, an inscription in oracle script to the curing side of the blade; the second a slender tablet with rounded edges, a hole drilled to one end; each with a fitted wood box. Longest: 16 inches (40.6 cm)

9005

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 Provenance: Sotheby’s Parke Bernet, New York, March 12 & 13, 1975. San Francisco private estate collection.

9004 9005 A Group of Three Jade Carvings The first of two lotus pods cradled within a folding lotus leaf; the second a pair of leafy melons; the third a circular bamboo wreath; each stone exhibiting an evenly textured icy matrix. Longest: 2 1/8 inches (5.4 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 Provenance: Jade Stone Gallery, Portland, Oregon.

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9006 A Russet Jade Toggle 19th Century Carved to depict a leafy double gourd group, the stylized russet toned leaves with incised veins enclosing the rounded shapes beneath, additional curling vines incised upon the body of the central gourd, matching wood stand. Height: 2 3/8 inches (6 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 9006


9007 A Carved Jade Lingzhi Group Carved in the round to depict two lingzhi fungus branches, with each displaying three fungus heads, the stone of a even white tone. Length: 2 1/2 inches (6.3 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 9008 Two Jade Pendants Qing Dynasty The first a rectangular pendant carved in high relief with a chilong dragon and a tiger, reversed by the inscription ‘Feng Yun Hui Ji’, the stone of an even grayish tone with black inclusions; the second carved as a boy riding a large fish, the grayish stone with an icy matrix and russet inclusions. Longest: 2 1/4 inches (5.7 cm)

9007 9008

Estimate: $800 / 1,200 Provenance: Acquired in the 1950s.

9009 A Reticulated Jade Pendant Ming Dynasty The rectangular pendant carved with two confronting dragons amidst clouds against a reticulated background, the stone of an even white tone. Length: 2 1/2 inches (6.4 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000 Provenance: San Francisco private estate collection. This superb collection was primarily acquired from Sotheby’s Hong Kong and New York during the 1970s and 80s.

9010 A Carved Jade Pendant Depicting a double gourd with vines issuing nine smaller gourds, the stone of pale celadon hue with icy inclusions. Length: 2 11/16 inches (6.8 cm)

9009 9010

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 9011 A Small Carved Jade Plaque Incised on both sides to depict a stylized archaisticphoenix, the semi-translucent stone of an even milky white tone. Length: 2 3/8 inches (6 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 9012 Two Jade Figural Groups 18th/19th Century The carved black and white stone depicting Liu Hai, cleverly using the dark skin to depict the threelegged money toad; the second carved in high relief with a female figure holding a lotus pod in a garden setting with rocks and plants. Tallest: 3 5/8 inches (9.2 cm)

9011

9012

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000 Provenance: Acquired in the 1950s.

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9013

9014

9015 9015 A Carved Jade Boulder 19th Century The even pale celadon stone carved in high relief depicting four gentlemen seated in a grotto by pine trees. Length: 5 7/8 inches (14.9 cm)

Estimate: $6,000 / 8,000 Provenance: Purchased in New York during the 1960s.

9016 An Inscribed Spinach-Green Jade Brush Pot Of cylindrical form raised on three ruyi-head feet, incised throughout with a lengthy poetic inscription in clerical script, the green stone with black inclusions. Height: 5 inches (12.7 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

9016 9017

9017 A Carved Jade Landscape Boulder Carved to one side in high relief in the form of a mountain, further detailed with a male figure, water buffalo and three deer, all on a tiered tree-lined mountainous landscape with a torrential river, below a pavilion and pine trees, the reverse with additional pine trees. Height: 6 5/8 inches (16.7 cm)

Estimate: $4,000 / 6,000 9018 Two Jade Brush Washers 9018 9013 Three Jade Carvings

9014 A White Jade Figure

The first a standing female figure holding a floral branch; the second a section of a bamboo stalk with a bat; the third a bamboo wreath. Longest: 3 5/8 inches (9.2 cm)

Carved as a standing child holding a branch featuring a lotus flower, the semi-translucent stone of an even white color with icy inclusions. Height: 2 7/8 inches (7.3 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

Estimate: $3,000 / 5,000

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Ming Dynasty The first carved in the form of a kneeling phoenix with a small chilong dragon clambering on its left side, the stone of celadon hue with caramel russet inclusions; the second carved as a lotus group with a deep well, the celadon hued stone with white and russet inclusions. Longest: 4 3/8 inches (11.1 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,500 Provenance: Acquired in the 1950s.


9019 A Jade Wrist Rest The celadon hue stone carved in low relief in the form of a hand scroll, the rest surface depicting an orchid and a garden rock, an inscription and seal to the top left. Length: 5 7/8 inches (14.9 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

9020 A Silver-Mounted Mirror with Carved Jade Handle 19th Century With a celadon jade dragon belt-hook forming the handle, the mirror back mounted with a pale celadon oval plaque carved with a chilong dragon, all encircled by prunus blossoms alternating with inlaid semiprecious stones including jadeite and sapphire. Length: 8 1/2 inches (21.6 cm)

9019

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800 9020 9021 Two Jade Belt Hooks Qing Dynasty The first an S-shape hook with a dragon head; the second with a chilong dragon grasping a lingzhi fungus branch. Longest: 3 5/16 inches (8.5 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

9022 A Gilt Metal Buckle with Jade Inset The metal buckle cast with a scrolling leafy motif to the back, the front inset with a rectangular jade carved with flowers and rocks, the stone of an even grayish tone. Length: 2 5/8 inches (6.7 cm)

9021

9022

Estimate: $700 / 900

9023 A Small Mughal-Style Jade Dish Carved to both sides with bands of petals, the rim flanked by three reticulated demi-lune form floral handles, the translucent pale celadon stone with black inclusions. Diameter: 5 5/8 inches (14.2 cm) excluding handles

Estimate: $7,000 / 9,000

9023

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9024

9025

9024 A White Jade Covered ‘Dragon’ Vase The pale greenish-white stone carved to depict a flattened baluster form vase, each side finely carved with a circular reserve enclosing a front-facing, fiveclawed dragon chasing a flaming pearl amidst swirling clouds, the neck flanked by reticulated dragon handles, one side displaying an incised four-character mark heightened by gilt pigment, with a fitted wood stand. Height: 9 3/8 inches (24 cm)

Estimate: $10,000 / 15,000 9025 A Jade Covered Baluster Vase Late Qing Dynasty Both sides well carved with an archaistic taotie mask reserved on a diaper ground between borders of detached whorl motifs, the waisted neck flanked by a pair of monster mask handles suspending loose rings, the lid topped by an oval finial, the semi-translucent stone of greenish celadon tone and russet inclusions. Height: 8 7/8 inches (22.5 cm)

Estimate: $7,000 / 9,000

9026

9027

9026 A Jadeite Model of Tara

9027 A Jadeite Beaded Necklace

Seated in dhyanasana, her left hand lowered touching her knee in varada mudra, her right hand raised in vitarka mudra while holding a lotus stem rising to her shoulder, wearing elaborate jewelry and a dhoti with foliate borders, fitted wood stand. Height: 4 1/4 inches (10.7 cm)

Estimate: $4,000 / 6,000

Estimate: $700 / 900 Provenance: Acquired in the 1950s.

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Comprising forty round beads carved with auspicious symbols, the translucent icy stones of light apple green color. Length: 19 1/2 inches (49.5 cm)


9030

9030 An Agate Brush Washer

9028

9029

9028 A Jadeite Hanging Vase and Cover

9029 An Agate and Quartz Figural Group

20th Century The vase of flattened archaistic phoenix form and carved with a dragon form flange, the circular handles with two loose ring chains suspended from an archaistic chime form pendant, with an elaborately carved and fitted wood stand. Height: 6 5/8 inches (16.8 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 1,000

Carved to depict a lotus seed pod with a single petal forming the well, the stem acting as the handle and foot, with two additional feet, one in the form a snail and the other as a partial lotus root. Length: 4 1/2 inches (11.4 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

Early 20th Century Carved with two standing maidens wearing flowing robes and accompanied by a phoenix, on a carved quartz base and brass stand. Height: 8 1/4 inches (21 cm) overall

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000

9031

9032

9033

9031 An Agate Carving of an Animal Group

9032 An Agate Carving of an Animal Group

9033 A Carved Rock Crystal Covered Double Vase

Depicting a crouching monkey riding on the back of a recumbent horse with its head turned towards the monkey. Length: 3 1/2 inches (8.9 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

Depicting a female goose with her two goslings, all grasping lingzhi fungus branches. Length: 2 7/8 inches (7.3 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 900

The exterior decorated with two baluster form vases, the larger one with a pair of mask handles with loose rings and raised on a platform featuring lingzhi fungus, with a smaller vase in front, each with a cover. Height: 8 1/4 inches (21 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

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9034 Two Stone Figural Carvings Early 20th Century The first a turquoise carving of a standing female with a young boy by her side, both holding a flower; the second an agate carving of Guanyin holding prayer beads; each attached to a wood stand. Tallest: 5 1/2 inches (14 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200 Provenance: Acquired in New York in the 1930s. Virginia private estate collection, and thence by descent within the family to the present owner.

9035 A Carved Soapstone Figural Boulder

9034 9035

Qing Dynasty Carved in relief with a scholar holding a rectangular black tablet and dressed in long flowing robes, shown standing in front of a large rock. Height: 5 3/8 inches (13.6 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 Provenance: Formerly in the Ashkenazie & Co. collection, no. S 0024.

9036 A Soapstone Model of Guanyin 9037

9036

Late Qing Dynasty Carved wearing long flowing robes and a headdress, holding a lotus flower in both hands to the front, the robe further embellished with colored stones. Height: 7 1/8 inches (20 cm)

Estimate: $2,500 / 3,500

9037 An Amber Carving Qing Dynasty Depicting a recumbent mythical beast. Length: 1 7/8 inches (4.7 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

9038 A Large Rose Quartz Censer 19th/20th Century Of compressed globular shape, flanked by pierced dragon-head handles, surmounted by a domed cover with a lion group, supported on three mythicalbeast-mask feet, with a fitted wood stand and box. Height: 9 3/8 inches (23.8 cm) excluding stand

9038

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Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800


9039 A Large Jade Model of a Water Buffalo The recumbent animal finely carved with its legs tucked beneath the body, head facing forward with bulging eyes, the stone of even pale celadon tone and patches of russet inclusions, with a fitted wood stand. Length: 12 1/4 inches (31.1 cm)

Estimate: $8,000 / 12,000 Provenance: Acquired in Los Angeles in the 1980s. Sold to benefit HIP Housing in San Mateo, California. HIP Housing provides creative affordable housing solutions to over 1,800 people and resource referrals to 3,000 persons each year in San Mateo County. For 40 years, HIP Housing has helped those in need find a stable place to call home through its Home Sharing, Property Development and Self-Sufficiency programs (www.HIPHousing.org).

9040 A Jade Model of a Camel The recumbent dromedary camel finely carved with its legs tucked beneath the body, the head turned backwards between the hump, with a fitted wood stand. Length: 6 1/2 inches (16 cm)

9039

Estimate: $6,000 / 8,000 Provenance: Acquired in Los Angeles in the 1980s. Sold to benefit HIP Housing in San Mateo, California. For additional information please refer to lot 9039.

9041 A Jade Model of an Elephant Naturalistically carved in the round with the beast standing four-square, its trunk slightly curled, the stone of an even celadon tone with patches of russet inclusions. Length: 6 1/8 inches (15.5 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 Provenance: Ashkenazie & Co., San Francisco, early 1980s. Sold to benefit HIP Housing in San Mateo, California. For additional information please refer to lot 9039.

9042 A Small Jade Model of a Buffalo The recumbent beast with its head turned to one side and with its tail curled, the stone of pale celadon tone with russet inclusions. Length: 6 inches (15.2 cm)

9040

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000 Provenance: Ashkenazie & Co., San Francisco, early 1980s. Sold to benefit HIP Housing in San Mateo, California. For additional information please refer to lot 9039.

9042 9041

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9043 A Jade Model of a Qilin The fabulous creature modeled recumbent with its head turned to one side, with bulging eyes and bushy eyebrows, the head with a single horn, incised bushy tail, stone of even pale gray tone with black inclusions, fitted wood stand. Length: 4 1/2 inches (11.4 cm)

Estimate: $2,500 / 3,500 Provenance: Ashkenazie & Co., San Francisco, early 1980s. Sold to benefit HIP Housing in San Mateo, California. For additional information please refer to lot 9039.

9043

9044

9044 Two ‘Chicken Bone’ Jade Figural Groups The first a seated Luohan wearing long flowing robes with his right hand positioned next to his head; the second a figural group depicting two boys, the smaller one holding a hand drum and the larger one holding a bunch of millet. Tallest: 3 1/4 inches (8.2 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 Provenance: Ashkenazie & Co., San Francisco, early 1980s. Sold to benefit HIP Housing in San Mateo, California. For additional information please refer to lot 9039.

9045 A Group of Four Jade Carvings The first a human-form dragon with deep russet inclusions; the second a small recumbent elephant with its legs tucked under its body, fitted wood stand; the third a small dog with a rabbit on its back; the fourth a small qilin standing upright. Longest: 3 1/4 inches (8.2 cm)

9045

Estimate: $4,000 / 6,000 Provenance: Ashkenazie & Co., San Francisco, early 1980s. Sold to benefit HIP Housing in San Mateo, California. For additional information please refer to lot 9039.

9046 A Small Jade Model of an Archaistic Bell Qing Dynasty Designed as an archaistic bell, the sides carved in relief with geometric designs and taotie masks. Height: 2 5/8 inches (6.7 cm)

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800 Provenance: Ashkenazie & Co., San Francisco, early 1980s. Sold to benefit HIP Housing in San Mateo, California. For additional information please refer to lot 9039.

9046

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9047 Three White Jade Carvings 18th Century The first a smiling boy holding a large branch featuring a lotus flower and leaf; the second a section of a bamboo with foliage; the third a reticulated rounded rectangular pendant depicting an eagle surrounded by scrolling designs. Longest: 2 3/8 inches (6 cm)

Estimate: $4,500 / 6,000 Provenance: Samuel Brownlee Fisher of St. Louis, Missouri, circa 1900, and thence by descent within the family to the present owner.

9047

9048 Three White Jade Animal Carvings 18th Century The first a mandarin duck resting on a lotus leaf and grasping a lotus flower branch; the second a recumbent badger grasping a lingzhi fungus branch; the third a double-badger group also with a branch of lingzhi fungus. Longest: 2 1/8 inches (5.4 cm)

Estimate: $5,000 / 7,000 Provenance: Samuel Brownlee Fisher of St. Louis, Missouri, circa 1900, and thence by descent within the family to the present owner.

9048

The motif of combining two badgers in Chinese art has the meaning of a rejoicing couple. This is because the Chinese character for badger ‘huan’ is a pun for conjugal joy, thus the two badgers theme signifies the a couple rejoicing together.

9049 Three White Jade Fruit Carvings 18th Century The first featuring a branch with two peaches and a bat, the reverse carved as a single peach with a russet skin surface; the second a single water caltrop with leaves; the third a double-water caltrop group resting on a slice of lotus root. Longest: 1 15/16 inches (4.9 cm)

Estimate: $5,000 / 7,000

9049

Provenance: Samuel Brownlee Fisher of St. Louis, Missouri, circa 1900, and thence by descent within the family to the present owner.

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Snuff Bottles

9052

9051

9055

9056

9054

9053

9057

9058

9051 A White Jade Snuff Bottle

9052 A White Jade Snuff Bottle

9053 A Jade Pebble Snuff Bottle

Of rounded rectangular form raised upon a tall foot surrounding the recessed base, well-polished walls flanked by carved lion mask and ring handles to either side, the stone exhibiting a fine icy white matrix. Height: 3 inches (7.6 cm)

Of rounded rectangular form raised upon a tall foot surrounding the recessed base, well-polished walls flanked by carved lion mask and ring handles to either side, the stone exhibiting a fine icy white matrix. Height: 3 inches (7.6 cm)

The well-hollowed elongated form of mottled gray stone, exhibiting a darker gray striation encircling the body further heightened by an incised cloth form decoration tied in a loose knot to the front. Height: 3 3/8 (8.6 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000

9054 A White Jade Snuff Bottle

9055 A Jadeite Snuff Bottle

9056 A Quartz Snuff Bottle

18th/19th Century Of flattened pear shape and with a recessed ovoid base, the milky white stone with icy inclusions, a jadeite and tourmaline stopper, with wood stand. Height: 2 3/4 inches (7 cm)

The well-hollowed, flattened circular form carved to one side with a russet toned chilong encircling itself, the stone of a mottled deep celadon hue overall. Height: 2 1/4 inches (5.7 cm)

Late Qing Dynasty The tapering bottle carved in relief to depict Magu with a deer and crane in a forest dominated by pine trees, the stopper carved with a small bird, the stone of a light green color. Height: 2 3/4 inches (7 cm)

Estimate: $2,500 / 3,500

Estimate: $700 / 1,000

Estimate: $700 / 900 9057 An Agate Snuff Bottle* Late Qing Dynasty The flattened bottle carved with a pair of faux beast-head handles, with a coral stopper carved as a recumbent beast. Height: 2 7/8 inches (7.3 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 900

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Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

9058 Two Hardstone Snuff Bottles Both well-hollowed; the first a small spherical agate bottle, exhibiting dark brownish-black inclusions throughout; the second a hard stone bottle of dark green, caramel and milky white hues, carved to one side with mythical beast. Tallest: 2 1/2 inches (6.3 cm)

Estimate: $750 / 1,000


9059

9060

9063

9065

9064

9059 Two Rock Crystal Snuff Bottles Late Qing/Republic Period Both of ovoid form with well-hollowed cavities and matching glass stoppers. Tallest: 2 3/4 inches (7 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 900

9062

9061

9060 Two Overlay-Decorated Glass Snuff Bottles Late Qing Dynasty The first of flattened oval form carved with a pair of chilong dragons and two stylized auspicious characters, all on a wave pattern ground between geometric bands; the second of globular form carved with two bats above archaic bronze motifs, both of aubergine color. Tallest: 2 7/8 inches (7.3 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 9062 A Coral Snuff Bottle*

9063 Two Snuff Bottles

Carved as a slender ovoid urn encircled by flowering plants and a stylized pine tree forming the support for a small child, shown standing next to the stopper finial carved in the form of a female deity bearing a sword, with a fitted wood stand. Height of Bottle: 3 3/8 inches (8.5 cm)

The first carved from wood into a flattened baluster form bottle, with wire-inlaid floral decorations to both sides; the second an amber bottle incised with a pair of elephants reversed by flowers, flanked by faux mask and ring handles, a mark to the base. Height: 3 inches (7.6 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000

Estimate: $750 / 1,000

9064 Two Snuff Bottles

9065 A Fine Cinnabar Lacquer Snuff Bottle

The first a rounded lac-burgaute decorated bottle, displaying floral reserves to each side against an intricate diamond patterned ground; the second a flattened pear shaped bottle inlaid with a mother-ofpearl fish scale design throughout. Tallest: 2 3/4 inches (6.9 cm)

18th Century The flattened bottle carved in high relief to depict a fu dog group, featuring a female and cub to one side reversed by a male playing with a textile ball, all on a concentric diamond diaper ground, inlaid stopper. Height: 2 3/4 inches (7 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 Provenance: A.B. Levy, Palm Beach, Florida.

9066 9061 Three Inside-Painted Glass Snuff Bottles Signed Chen Zongsan, dated to Dingsi year corresponding to 1917, Early 20th Century (for all bottles) The first of flattened form with a slightly concave lip and recessed, convex oval foot surrounded by a foot rim, painted with ink and watercolors with a scene of insects and flowers on one side and a landscape on the other, inscribed in draft script, ‘Made on the month of June in the dingsi year (1917) by Chen Zhongsan’, with one illegible seal; the second painted with ink and watercolors with a continuous landscape scene, inscribed in draft script and dated to ‘renxu year (1922)’, with one illegible signature; the third painted with a landscape scene on both sides, inscribed and dated to ‘yiwei year (1895) by Zhou Leyuan’, with two illegible seals. Tallest: 3 inches (7.6 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 Chen Zhongsan appears to have been one of the many artists who began by copying the works of Zhou Leyuan. While he did not sign his works until 1907, his style is instantly recognizable as his own, with contrasting composition and effective choice of colors, even though most of his subjects were derivative and his style more decorative than that of Zhou Leyuan. For another example of this artist’s work, see Hugh Moss, Victor Graham and Ka Bo Tsang, The Art of the Chinese Snuff Bottle, The J & J Collection, Hong Kong, 1993, p. 730, no. 448.

9066 Three Famille Rose-Enameled Snuff Bottles Late Qing Dynasty The first of conjoined leaf form with a pair of fish on both sides; the second of flattened bottle form painted with a male figure to one side and a female figure to the other; the third of cylindrical form painted with a prunus and pine theme. Tallest: 3 1/2 inches (8.8 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 900

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Detail 9071

9071 9071 A Rhinoceros Horn Magnolia-Form Libation Cup* 17th/18th Century Well-carved as an open magnolia blossom with two chilong dragons clambering up towards the rim and near the fruiting lychee branches around the exterior, all borne on a branch forming the openwork base and the handle at one end, with overlapping flower petals carved in high relief to the interior, the horn of rich dark coffee-brown tone. Width: 5 1/2 inches (14 cm); Weight: 10 ounces (284 g)

Estimate: $20,000 / 30,000

9072 A Carved Hornbill Casque* 20th Century The front of the casque carved with a deeply undercut design depicting a court lady accompanied by her attendants, each side of the skull carved with a different four-stanza verse, with an apocryphal Qianlong seal and inscription approximating a reign mark towards the edge of the beak. Length: 7 3/4 inches (19.7 cm)

Estimate: $3,500 / 5,000 9072

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Provenance: San Anselmo private estate collection. A cup of the same form and decoration, excluding the chilong dragons, is in the Durham University Oriental Museum collection and is illustrated by Jan Chapman, The Art of Rhinoceros Horn Carving in China, London, p. 172, no. 223. Another similar magnolia cup - but without the lychee fruits and chilong dragons - is in the Beijing Palace Museum collection and is illustrated in The Complete Collection of the Palace Museum - 44 Bamboo, Wood, Ivory and Rhinoceros Horn Carvings, Hong Kong, 2002, p. 121, no. 110. Also compare a similar flower form cup sold at Christie’s New York, September 15-16, 2011, lot 1228.


9073

9075

9074

9076 9073 A White Coral Carving of a Maiden* 20th Century The standing figure shown wearing loose robes, with a fan in her right hand, and a long ribbon wrapping around her body in her left hand, with a fitted wood stand. Height of Coral: 8 inches (20.3 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 9074 A Carved Pink Coral Vase Group* First Half of the 20th Century The vase carved in relief with vertical panels of bamboo and peony, flanked by a pair of faux loose ring handles, the cover carved with a flaming pearl finial, which is being pursued by a fierce looking fiveclawed dragon, all upon scrolling clouds at the base. Height: 6 1/4 inches (15.8 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 9075 A Small Coral Model of Guanyin*

9077

9076 A Carved Coral Figural Group*

The graceful figure shown wearing loose flowing robes and standing on a lotus base, with wood stand. Height: 3 7/8 inches (9.8 cm)

Early 20th Century Depicting two female deities dressed in loose robes on top of a phoenix with its wings outstretched, one figure holding a flute with the other holding a branch bearing peaches, with a fitted wood stand. Height of Coral: 7 1/2 inches (19 cm)

Estimate: $3,500 / 5,500

Estimate: $4,000 / 6,000

9077 A Coral Figural Group* Late Qing Dynasty Carved with Guanyin holding a bottle, flanked by a crane to her right and a boy attendant standing on a dragon to her left, with a wood stand. Height of Coral: 8 3/4 inches (22.2 cm)

Estimate: $15,000 / 20,000

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Religious Art, Featuring Property from a Private East Bay Collector

9082 9081

Property of Various Owners 9081 A Gilt-Bronze Figure of Avalokiteshvara Sadaksari 17th/18th Century The four-armed bodhisattva seated in dhyanasana on a lotus-petal base, the principal hands in anjali mudra, with the two other arms raised upon the shoulder, adorned in long flowing robes and elaborate jewelry inlaid with semiprecious stones. Height: 6 5/8 inches (16.8 cm)

Estimate: $5,000 / 7,000

9082 A Gilt-Bronze Seated Figure of the Buddha Sakyamuni Qing Dynasty, 18th/19th Century The figure finely cast seated in vajrasana on a rounded double lotus base, with his right hand in bhumisparsamudra, his left hand in dhyana mudra, wearing a simple softly pleated robe draped over the left shoulder and falling in rounded folds on the base, his face with a benign expression and downcast eyes, the long pendulous ears cut with vertical slits, hair arranged in regular rows of tight ‘snail curl’ whorls surmounted by a domed usnisa. Height: 8 3/8 inches (21.3 cm)

Estimate: $5,000 / 7,000 9083

9083 A Parcel Gilt-Bronze Model of Mahakala Sino-Tibetan, 18th/19th Century The six-armed figure shown standing atop a prone elephant-headed deity on an oval lotus base, holding a chopper and a skull cup in the primary hands, the two upper hands holding a flayed elephant over his shoulders, further adorned with jewelry, a severedhead garland, a tiger skin belt, and a crown of skulls framed by his red-painted flame-like hair. Overall Height: 9 inches (22.8 cm) approximately

Estimate: $5,000 / 7,000

9084 A Gilt-Bronze Model of Manjushri Finely cast seated in dhyanasana on a lotus base, brandishing a sword in his raised right hand and holding in his left hand the stem of a lotus flower supporting the book of knowledge, wearing a waisttied dhoti, beaded necklaces, armlets, and anklets, the hair worn 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: 5 3/8 inches (13.7 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 Provenance: From a Napa Valley private estate.

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9085

9086 9085 A Gilt-Painted and Lacquered Wood Carving of Maitreya

9087

Qing Dynasty Seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus base with beaded rim, his hands in dharmacakra mudra and holding ta vajra, wearing a long dhoti, beaded belt and collar with tear-shaped pendants, his face with a benign expression flanked by rosette earrings and surmounted by an elaborate tiara with tresses of hair falling alongside his shoulders, on a separate stepped throne with two small lions and attached with a back plate finely carved with scrolling flames, richly gilt overall. Overall Height: 15 3/4 inches (40 cm)

9086 A Fine Embroidered Tibetan Thangka 19th Century With a central seated lama before an altar table, flanked by acolytes and demons amongst clouds and flames, embroidered silk mount, framed and glazed 47 x 25 inches (114.3 x 63.5 cm)

Estimate: $3,000 / 5,000

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

9087 A Partial Set of Four Enameled Buddhist Emblems Late Qing/Republic Period All supported on a tiered enameled double-lotus bases and flanked by curling leaves, each emblem executed in cloisonnĂŠ enamels, including two Buddhist figures and two with flaming jewels. Height of Each: 12 7/8 inches (32.7 cm) approximately

9088

9088 A Thai Bronze Hand Fragment Finely cast as the Buddha’s right hand in abhaya mudra, with a fitted wood stand. Height: 12 1/4 inches (31.1 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

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9090

9089 9089 A Thai Gilt-Bronze Figure of the Buddha 19th Century Standing in jeweled shoes and wearing delicate robes secured by an ornate girdle, both hands held to the front in a double abhaya mudra, with a multitiered finial, all on a wood pedestal. Overall Height: 32 3/4 inches (83.2 cm) approximately

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

Property from a Private East Bay Collector 9090 A Bronze Figure of a Panchen Lama Seated in dhyanasana atop a blanketed double-cushion base, his right hand raised in vitarka mudra and his left resting in his lap, wearing long flowing robes incised with florets on the borders and a broad miter headdress, his face finely modeled with a serene expression, base sealed. Height: 10 1/4 inches (26 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,500 9091 A Bronze Figure of Milarepa Seated in ‘royal ease’ atop a lotus base wearing voluminous robes overlaid with foliate scrolls and large hoop-shaped earrings in silver, base sealed. Height: 12 inches (30.5 cm)

9091

Estimate: $4,000 / 6,000 9092 A Tibetan Silver and Gilt-Bronze Ceremonial Crown With five repousse skulls set against a silver headband encased in a multicolored textile, each skull with red eyes and bared teeth, a flaming headdress issuing from the grinning jaws and centered by hardstones, the headband repeating the five skulls in a similar fashion reserved on a vegetation spray ground. Diameter: 8 3/4 inches (22.2 cm)

Estimate: $2,500 / 3,500 9092

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9095 9095 A Small Tibetan Silver-Mounted Bone Trumpet

9093 9094

Qing Dynasty Mounted to one end of the femur bone with two dragons amidst vegetation divided by a patterned border and above a band of lotus leaves, the other end with a band of lotus leaves, embellished with a piece of coral and turquoise, accompanied by a fitted stand. Length: 8 1/4 inches (21 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 9096 A Tibetan Skull Double Kapala Drum 9097

9096

9093 A Pair of Tibetan Bronze Prayer Bells Each of flattened hat form, incised with the eight Buddhist symbols to the exterior and two dragons to the interior, both bells attached together by metal chains. Diameter of Bell: 3 3/8 inches (8.5 cm)

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800 9094 A Tibetan Mixed Metal and Crystal Trisula Qing Dynasty The ritual ceremonial implement with a stylized giltbronze trident above a stylized crystal model of a skull, the silver handle terminating with a gilt-bronze vajra. Length: 16 1/8 inches (40.8 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

With a textile banner attached to the drum. Width of Drum: 4 3/4 inches (12 cm) of drum

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 9097 A Tibetan Ceremonial Sword 18th Century The sword with a single-edged blade affixed to a white metal sword guard and chain-wrapped handle, the scabbard wrapped in painted leather and silver around the tip; together with a small dagger (purhba). Longest: 32 1/2 inches (82.5 cm)

Estimate: $2000 / 3000 9098 Two Bronze Models of a Stupa 18th/19th Century Each of a bell-shaped body supported by a lotus petal border with a square-shaped ornament above, supporting a conical-shaped top, surmounted by a lotus bud finial, base sealed. Tallest: 15 1/8 inches (38.4 cm)

Estimate: $3000 / 5000 9098

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Selections of Tibetan Buddhist Art from the Phineas Schwartz Collection Lots 9099-9118

About the Collection Mr. Phineas Schwartz has been an avid art collector for over twenty-five years, specializing in Asian works of art for the past ten years. As a certified art historian, his interest in art lead him to studies at the American Society for Appraisers as well as the College for Appraisers. Professionally, he has held senior executive positions at the University of California, Charles Schwab & Co. and at a nationally recognized health care organization in the San Francisco Bay Area. Throughout the years, Mr. Schwartz has personally sought Dr. Mark Levy’s mentorship during his path of art acquisition. Dr. Levy’s expertise was called upon to authenticate the religious pieces from his collection in this sale. He has also graciously provided authentication letters to accompany each religious piece that is sold. Dr. Levy has served as an art critic and is currently the Senior Art Historian at California State University. 20

The religious pieces in the sale consist of sixteen Tibetan Buddhist bronze figures and four related ritual implements spanning a period of over five hundred years. The choice selection of gilt-bronze figures and ritual implements represent some of the finest works in the art of Tibetan Buddhism. Outstanding pieces are seen in lot 9099, a large bronze figure of Vajrasattva dated to the 15th/16th century, as well as lot 9101, a large gilt-bronze figure of a Bodhisattva from the Ming dynasty. Another desirable piece from the collection lies in lot 9107, an exceptional 18th century repousse gilt-bronze figure of Amitayus. Tibetan Buddhism art collectors should find great interest in lot 9116, a rare bronze ‘lotus’ mandala. The floriform mandala features closed articulated petals in the form of a lotus bud. These types of mandalas were originally made in northeastern India during the Pala period (9th-13th centuries) and today very few examples remain.


9099 A Large Bronze Figure of Vajrasattva 15th/16th Century Seated in vajrasana, his right hand positioned in front of the abdomen while holding a vajra, the left bearing a ghanta, shown wearing a dhoti incised with scroll designs and a billowing scarf draped over his shoulders, embellished with jeweled necklaces and a tiara in front of a high chignon, the eyes with delicate silver inlay. Height: 12 1/2 inches (31.7 cm)

Estimate: $20,000 / 30,000 Accompanied by a letter of authentication provided by Dr. Mark Levy, Senior Art Historian, California State University.

In Tibetan Buddhism the Vajrasattva root tantra is Dorje Gyan, or “Vajra Ornament”. Vajrasattva practices are common to all of the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism and are used both to purify obstructions so that the Vajrayana student can progress beyond Ngondro practices to the various yoga and also to purify any broken samaya vows after initiation. As such, Vajrasattva practice is an essential element of Tibetan Buddhist practice. In addition to personal practice, the Vajrasattva mantra is regarded as having the ability to purify karma, bring peace, and cause enlightened activity in general. Vajrasattva holds his definitive vajra in his right hand, which is raised up to his chest, and the bell in his left hand, held just above his thigh. The two attributes represent a duality that the deity resolves within himself. The vajra or thunderbolt, the Tibetan dorje (Lord of Stones), represents the active, male principle, which is the compassionate means to enlightenment. The bell is the Perfection of Wisdom symbolized in the void (shunyata) of its empty yet productive form. The shapes of the vajra and bell also found analogies in the male and female sexual organs, the union of which creates the supreme bliss Vajrasattva himself embodies.

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9100 A Gilt-Bronze Figure of Maitreya Tibet, 16th/17th Century Seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus base with hands in vitarka mudra, wearing a delicately stippled floral dhoti with incised foliate hems, his hands holding the stems of lotuses flanking his shoulders, his face in a placid expression with lidded eyes and sloping brows centered by an urna, flanked by foliate gem-set earrings and surmounted by a five-leaf diadem, his hair arranged in a chignon topped by a stupa. Height: 8 inches (20.3 cm)

Estimate: $6,000 / 8,000 Accompanied by a letter of authentication provided by Dr. Mark Levy, Senior Art Historian, California State University.

9100 9101 A Large Gilt-Bronze Figure of a Bodhisattva Ming Dynasty Seated in ardhaparyankasana with his right hand in varada and the left in karana, adorned with foliate beaded jewelry and elaborate ornaments, wearing a pleated garment and a celestial scarf, the ornately designed headdress depicting a central Buddha figure. Height: 12 1/2 inches (31.7 cm)

Estimate: $20,000 / 30,000 Accompanied by a letter of authentication provided by Dr. Mark Levy, Senior Art Historian, California State University.

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9102 9103 9102 A Gilt-Bronze Figure of Shakyamuni Tibeto-Chinese, 16th/17th 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)

Estimate: $4,000 / 6,000

9103 A Small Gilt-Bronze Figure of Maitreya 17th Century Standing in tribhanga on a lotus base, his right hand in vitarkamudra while holding a lotus stem with the left arm outstretched downwards, wearing a plain dhoti with sashes falling between his legs, his face exhibiting a serene expression below a crown set with turquoise beads, further framed by elongated earlobes and beaded adornments set with turquoise stones, carved wood lotus base. Height: 3 5/8 inches (9.2 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

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

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

9104 A Small Gilt-Bronze Figure of Amitayus

9105 A Gilt-Bronze Figure of Shakyamuni

9104

Ming Dynasty Seated in dhyanasana on a double-tiered lotus pedestal with beaded rim, shown holding an elixir vessel and wearing a waist-tied dhoti, jeweled necklaces, armlets and bracelets, the face with a serene expression surmounted by an elaborate tiara and high top knot. Height: 5 1/4 inches (13.3 cm)

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)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

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

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

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

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9106 9106 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: $4,000 / 6,000 Accompanied by a letter of authentication provided by Dr. Mark Levy, Senior Art Historian, California State University.

9107 A Repousse Gilt-Bronze Figure of Amitayus 18th 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)

Estimate: $15,000 / 20,000 Accompanied by a letter of authentication provided by Dr. Mark Levy, Senior Art Historian, California State University.

9107 9108 A Gilt-Bronze Figure of Yama Dharmaraja 18th Century 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 beast-form 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: $6,000 / 8,000 Accompanied by a letter of authentication provided by Dr. Mark Levy, Senior Art Historian, California State University.

9109 A Gilt-Bronze Figure of Vajrasattva 17th/18th Century 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: $6,000 / 8,000 Accompanied by a letter of authentication provided by Dr. Mark Levy, Senior Art Historian, California State University.

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9112 9112 A Gilt-Bronze Figure of a Panchen Lama 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: $6,000 / 8,000 Accompanied by a letter of authentication provided by Dr. Mark Levy, Senior Art Historian, California State University.

9113 A Gilt-Bronze Figure of Manjushri

9113 9114 9110 A Bronze Figure of Guanyin

9111 A Gilt-Bronze Figure of Tsongkhapa

18th Century Seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus throne, his right hand in karanamudra and the left resting on his lap, wearing a pleated cloak engraved with faint scrollwork, his face with a meditative expression below an elaborate figural headdress. Height: 8 1/8 inches (20.6 cm)

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: $3,000 / 5,000

Estimate: $6,000 / 8,000

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

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

19th Century 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: $1,500 / 2,000 Accompanied by a letter of authentication provided by Dr. Mark Levy, Senior Art Historian, California State University.

9114 A 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: $2,500 / 3,500 Accompanied by a letter of authentication provided by Dr. Mark Levy, Senior Art Historian, California State University.

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9116

9115

9116 A Rare Bronze ‘Lotus’ Mandala

Qing or Earlier The ritual ceremonial implement with a stylized trident above a model of a skull, the handle with a symmetrical band of ruyi-heads. Length: 17 1/2 inches (44.5 cm)

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: $3,000 / 4,000

Estimate: $4,000 / 6,000

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

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

9115 A Parcel-Gilt Metal Trisula

9117 A Tibetan Silver Mounted Bone Trumpet Qing Dynasty Mounted to one end of the femur bone with two dragons amidst vegetation divided by a pattern border above a band of lotus leaves, the other end with a band of lotus leaves, the two ends connected with chain links featuring stylized longevity characters. Length: 13 inches (33 cm)

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

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.

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9118 A Silver Mounted Ritual Skull Cup Qing Dynasty The silver mounted cup with four human skull motifs, the interior well mounted with a coral embellished silver leaf pattern symbol, with a triangular bronze stand. Length: 6 1/2 inches (16.5 cm) of cup

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000 Accompanied by a letter of authentication provided by Dr. Mark Levy, Senior Art Historian, California State University.

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Works of Art

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9123

9122 A Bronze Crossbow

9121 Two Bronze Swords Warring States Period Each blade with a median ridge on each side and beveled edges that taper to a point, one sword with two rings encircling the handle below the circular pommel. Longest: 17 1/2 inches (44.5 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 Provenance: San Francisco private estate collection. This superb collection was primarily acquired from Sotheby’s Hong Kong and New York during the 1970s and 80s.

Wei Kingdom, Three Kingdoms Period With four working parts, including the frame, hook, trigger and trigger rest, and two passive axles, supported within a bronze casing sunk completely into a hollowed section of the wooden stock, with an inscription dating it to the first year of Jiaping which corresponds to the year 249. Length: 5 1/8 inches (13 cm)

Estimate: $5,000 / 7,000 Provenance: San Francisco private estate collection. This superb collection was primarily acquired from Sotheby’s Hong Kong and New York during the 1970s and 80s. Crossbows were in use in China by the fifth century BCE and quickly became an important element in the warfare of the Warring States period. Where other bows rely on the strength of the archer, the crossbow has a mechanical trigger, so that many releases could be made without tiring the crossbowman. The Chinese development of the crossbow depended on bronze technology advanced enough to allow the manufacture of accurately machined trigger-mechanisms. Early crossbows were portable and mostly operated by one archer. They became popular for the defense of royal entourages and for hunting; the later multiple-firing crossbows were intended for military campaigns.

9124 9123 A Gilt-Bronze Bell Hook Possibly Yuan Dynasty Cast as a figural group depicting a warrior slaying a tiger with a sword, the tiger’s strips and the warrior highlighted with turquoise inlay. Length: 2 7/8 inches (7.3 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 9124 A Bronze Paper Weight Ming Dynasty Cast as a recumbent chilong dragon, the body inlaid with gilt-bronze in the archaistic manner, with a fitted wood stand. Width: 3 3/4 inches (9.5 cm); Weight: 20 7/8 ounces (593 g)

Estimate: $2,500 / 3,500

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9126 9125 An Archaistic Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel Probably Qing Dynasty Raised on three blade-form supports, the sides cast with a band of two taotie masks reserved on a leiwen ground and separated by narrow notched flanges, one mask centered on a third flange, the other centered on the C-scroll handle issuing from a bovine mask, below a band of small blades filled with cicadas and larger blades below the spout and opposite end, with a pair of capped posts rising from the rim. Height: 11 1/8 inches (28.2 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200 Provenance: Tiburon private estate collection, 1960s.

9126 A Gilt Bronze Archaistic Wine Vessel 18th Century Cast in the form of a jue, decorated with two bands of lions and a dragon tongue handle, the underside with an incised mark reading ‘Diangong Qinci’. Height: 3 inches (7.6 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

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9128 9127 A Gilt-Splashed Bronze Censer Of compressed globular form supported on three cabriole legs with a pair of upright S-shaped strap handles to each side, the base displaying a mark. Width: 9 3/4 inches (24.8 cm); Weight: 72 3/4 ounces (2062 g)

Estimate: $2,500 / 3,500 9128 A Bronze Model of Guanyin The Guanyin of the ‘South China Sea’ shown standing with right hand holding a basket containing a carp, wearing long flowing robes and a cowl, hair drawn up into a top knot behind a crown. Height: 18 1/2 inches (47 cm)

Estimate: $2,500 / 3,500


Detail 9129

9129 A Rare CloisonnĂŠ-Enameled Bell Qianlong Mark and Period Of lenticular form, decorated with archaistic motifs including large taotie masks at the bottom above the arched rim, a trapezoidal panel with eighteen bosses arranged in three rows alternating with bands of angular scrolls, the flat top with further taotie masks repeated at the central bulb of the columnar shank and flanked by a pair of gilt-bronze phoenix-form flanges, with an applied rectangular panel inscribed with the Qianlong six-character reign mark. Height: 13 1/8 inches (33.5 cm)

Estimate: $50,000 / 70,000 Only two closely related examples appear to be known, with one very similar bell sold at Christie’s New York, March 19, 2008, lot 366. The other bell of the exact same size is in the Beijing Palace Museum collection, and is illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum - 43 - Metal-bodied Enamel Ware, Beijing, 2002, p. 156, no. 148.

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Detail 9130

9130 A Rare and Important CloisonnéEnameled Tripod Censer and Cover Qianlong Mark and Period Of archaistic ding form, the finely cast body of compressed globular form supported on three tubular legs issuing from taotie masks and decorated with archaistic bronze motifs, the gilt-bronze rim surmounted by a pair of upright ring handles with further taotie masks, the body and underside brilliantly enameled with geometric patterns in rich green and yellow, below a decorative band, the cover enameled with two bands of archaistic bronze motifs, surmounted by a reticulated finial with a coiling five-clawed dragon, the underside with a Qianlong four-character mark. Height: 15 1/4 inches (38.7 cm) approximately

Estimate: $20,000 / 30,000 This censer served as a centerpiece for a five-piece altar set, usually flanked by a pair of candlesticks and two vases, or possibly one of four censers flanking a throne in the palace. The Qing dynasty Emperors commissioned the imperial cloisonné workshops under the supervision of the Palace Workshops (Zaoban chu) to manufacture cloisonné enamel pieces because of its glamorous and striking nature. It is well documented that cloisonné enamel ware was a favorite with the Qianlong Emperor. This censer not only served as a decorative palace furnishing, but in the case of this piece, was used in daily rituals, banquets and imperial ceremonies. Compare a related censer and cover, but of a smaller size with archaistic motifs in the National Palace Museum, Taiwan, illustrated in Masterpieces of Chinese Enamel Ware in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1971, pl. 20. Also compare an almost identical censer - but significantly larger - was sold at Sotheby’s Hong Kong, October 8, 2006, lot 1077.

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9132 A Cloisonné-Enameled Bronze Censer

9131 A Cloisonné-Enameled Mythical Beast Censer Kangxi Mark, Qing Dynasty Cast seated on all four, with a round body enameled with finely shaded red and white scales, the separate head modeled with bulging eyes and a snout-like nose, displaying a gilt tongue between sets of sharp teeth below pricked ears and single horn, the champleve enamel curling and flaring the mane in spreads, with a curly tail, the base with a Kangxi four-character mark. Length: 6 1/4 inches (15.9 cm)

Estimate: $10,000 / 15,000

The compressed bulbous body with a leafy lotus scroll bearing flower heads picked out in red, yellow and green, below a scrolling floral border, with two loop handles rising from the gilt-bronze rim, the base bearing a Xuande two-character mark. Width: 4 1/4 inches (10.8 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200 9133 A Circular Cloisonné-Enameled Box and Cover Qianlong Mark Of circular flattened form supported on a low foot, decorated on the cover with a shou medallion, lotus scrolls, bats and peaches to a turquoise-blue ground, the box of similar decoration, the interior of the cover and box depicting numerous bats amongst scrolling clouds, the base with a gilt-painted fourcharacter Qianlong mark within a square. Diameter: 9 7/8 inches (25.1 cm)

Estimate: $3,000 / 5,000

9134 A Cloisonné-Enameled Circular Covered Box Qianlong Mark and Period The flat top decorated with a garden scene featuring flowers, garden rocks and an inscription, with lotus sprays on the sides, the blossoms in red, blue, white and yellow, all on a turquoise ground, the base with a four-character Qianlong mark. Diameter: 4 inches (10.1 cm)

Estimate: $12,000 / 16,000 9135 A Cloisonné-Enameled Lidded Stem Cup 18th Century The cup decorated with a band of ruyi heads by the rim and lotus flowers on scrolling foliate stems to the body, the lid with a gilt-painted finial and a band of pendant ruyi heads encircling the rim below further scrolling lotus blooms. Height: 8 1/4 inches (21 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000 Provenance: Phineas Schwartz Collection.

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9136

9138 9138 A Rare Cloisonné-Enameled Figure of Vairocana

9137

9136 A Cloisonné-Enameled Tray Late Qing Dynasty Of rectangular form, the interior with six scrolling lotus sprays and a foliate pattern at the border, the base with a interlocking pattern, all against a turquoise-blue ground. Length: 13 7/8 inches (35.4 cm)

9137 A Group of Six Cloisonné-Enameled Scholar’s Implements Consisting of a pair of slender rectangular paperweights, a brush rest, a seal box, a water pot and an ink stone case, all enameled with flowers and decorated with applied dragon figures. Length of Paperweights: 7 7/8 inches (20 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

Provenance: Phineas Schwartz Collection.

Provenance: Phineas Schwartz Collection.

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Qing Dynasty Seated in dhyanasana with hands raised and clasped in abhisekha mudra, wearing loose robes falling in pleats and folds and left open at the chest to expose a wan emblem above the sash-tied dhoti, the hems of the robes well-enameled with a dense floral scroll, the finely and delicately cast face with serene expression flanked by pendulous ears, hair arranged in curls surrounding the ushnisa obscured by a tall five-point crown cast in openwork with small Buddhas seated on lotus bases, the crown tied in back with two long tabs finely enameled with further floral scrolls terminating in three ‘jewels’ and falling onto the shoulders, base sealed. Height: 13 1/8 inches (33.3 cm)

Estimate: $12,000 / 18,000


9139 A CloisonnĂŠ-Enameled Figure of Guanyin Qing Dynasty, 18th/19th Century Modeled seated in lalitasana, her voluminous robes enameled with lotus sprays falling around her, her open chest displaying a beaded necklace, holding a scroll in her delicate hands, her hair tied in a high chignon, knotted tendrils falling over her shoulders. Height: 18 1/4 inches (46.3 cm)

Estimate: $50,000 / 70,000

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9139

9140

9140 A Pair of Parcel Enamel-Painted Bronze Vase Lamps 18th/19th Century Each delicately painted on the tall bell-shaped foot and the flaring trumpet mouth with colorful floral sprays to a blue ground, divided on the bulbous central section incised with taotie masks and flanked by three flanges. Overall Height: 22 inches (55.9 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

9141 9141 A Pair of Enamel-Painted Trumpet Vases Qianlong Marks and Period Each delicately painted on the tall, bell-shaped foot and the flaring trumpet mouth with colorful blossoms and a plantain leaf band, divided on the bulbous central section by further floral blossoms, all on a soft yellow ground, the interior enameled in a pale turquoise tone, the base with a Qianlong fourcharacter mark. Height: 10 inches (25.4 cm)

Estimate: $2,500 / 3,500

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9143

9144

9142

9146 9145 9142 A Gilt-Silver Filigree Vase Late Qing/Republic Of globular shape on a spreading foot, decorated with a filigree dragon wrapped around the neck of the vase in pursuit of a flaming pearl, with further filigree flowers and butterflies, displaying four cartouches containing bamboo, orchids, prunus and chrysanthemums. Height: 6 inches (15.2 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 9143 A Repoussé Silver Belt Ornament 19th Century Of foliated oval shape, the center with a medallion depicting Shoulao and his deer, surrounded by a band featuring the eight Daoist immortals, further wrapped by a key fret band, the outer most band with a pair of phoenixes, a pair of Qilin, two deer, a figure, and various water creatures, the reverse with a belt attachment apparatus and a two-character marker’s mark. Width: 6 inches (15.2 cm); Weight: 4.21 troy oz (131 g)

9147 9145 A Chinese Export Silver Teapot and Stand Early 20th Century The teapot with bamboo-form handle, spout and lid, the body applied with prunus branches, resting upon a matching bamboo-form stand, marked ‘Luen Wo’ and ‘Xi Xing’ to the teapot base. Overall Height: 11 7/8 inches (30.3 cm); Weight: 36.87 troy oz (1147 g)

9147 A Set of Three Silver Star Gods

Early 20th Century The oval form vessel with a shallow well, flanked by a pair of fish handles, raised on three short legs, with a four-character collector’s mark. Width: 9 1/4 inches (23.5 cm); Weight: 12.50 troy oz (389 g)

Late 19th/Early 20th Century Comprising a teapot, cream jug, covered sugar jar, waste container, and a tray, each side chased with dragons, further decorated with dragon handles and covers, the tray bordered with additional dragons. Length: 15 1/4 inches (38.7 cm); Weight: 135.5 troy oz (4212 g)

Each hollow figure of sheet silver affixed to a carved wood base, the largest depicting the God of Prosperity holding a ruyi scepter inscribed on the base ‘Huan Liu Yuanji zao (‘made by Liu Yuanji of Huan’), wearing a chased dragon robe and a detachable gilt headdress; the second depicting the God of Longevity holding a dragon staff and peach, his robe chased with crane medallions and floral diaper patterns; the third the God of Happiness, holding a child who waves the banner of the Three Gods, the sage’s robe chased with floral roundels and leafy tendrils, the child and detachable headdress gilt; the latter two inscribed ‘Liu Yuanji”, the first two figures stamped ‘pure silver’. Height: 13 inches (33.1 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

Estimate: $5,000 / 7,000

Estimate: $5,000 / 7,000

Estimate: $700 / 900 Provenance: Phineas Schwartz Collection.

9144 A Silver Tripod Container

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Estimate: $2,500 / 3,500 9146 A Chinese Silver Five-Piece Tea Service


9149 A Carved Mother-of-Pearl Shell 19th Century With a wide band carved with officials, attendants and horses in a village setting by a lotus pond, all bordered by a geometric band, the top of the shell incised with the maker’s mark ‘Xie Shu Ji Zao’, the reverse incised with two flowering branches, with a fitted wood stand displaying the trunk section of a prunus tree. Width: 9 1/4 inches (23.5 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 9148

9150 Two Large Black and Cinnabar Lacquer Bowls

9149

Qing Dynasty Each with a thick black lacquer layer carved in high relief with scholars and attendants in a landscape on a cinnabar lacquer ground, the interior and recessed base covered in red lacquer. Diameter of Each: 7 3/4 inches (19.7 cm)

Estimate: $2,500 / 3,500

9150

9151 A Small Cinnabar Lacquer Box Qing Dynasty Of hexagonal section, the lid carved with four pomegranates amongst leafy branches, all reserved on a square-form diaper ground, the base carved with a continuous swastika ground, the interiors covered in a layer of black lacquer, with a wood box and carrying cloth. Width: 3 1/8 inches (7.9 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

9151

9152

9152 A Cinnabar Lacquer ‘Garlic Head’ Vase Qianlong Mark, Late Qing Dynasty Carved around the ovoid body depicting scholars in gardens, terraces and within pavilions interspersed by rocks beneath pine trees, within floral borders divided by flower-heads, the neck carved with additional flowers divided by a key fret band, bearing a Qianlong six-character mark. Height: 7 1/2 inches (19 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

9153 A Cinnabar Lacquer Box 9153 9148 An Export Black and Gilt-Lacquered Tea Caddy Box 19th Century The oblong octagonal form container set on mythical bat feet, decorated with panels of figures before pavilions or trees, the interior fitted with an original engraved pewter canister. Width: 6 7/8 inches (17.4 cm)

19th Century The rectangular form container with scholars and attendants in a garden of rocks and trees carved across the top of the cover, a diamond diaper pattern extending around the upright walls, the sides with flower and leaf scrolls, the interior and the raised base covered in black lacquer. Length: 12 1/2 inches (31.8 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

Estimate: $700 / 900

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9156 9155 9154

9158

9157 9154 A Carved Bamboo Brush Pot Of cylindrical section with a recessed base, the sides carved with two seated male figures in a conversation, to the left of them are two boys each riding a water buffalo, all beside rock work and pine trees. Diameter: 5 inches (12.7 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 9155 A Huanghuali Brush Pot Qing Dynasty Of cylindrical form with an attractive grain and traces of lacquer. Height: 5 1/8 inches (13 cm)

9158 9158 A Huanghuali Storage Chest

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

20th Century Of slightly waisted cylindrical form with a dense dark grain, with a base plug. Height: 6 1/8 inches (15.5 cm)

Of subtly waisted cylindrical form, the elegant body highlighted with natural golden brown grains and knots, circular plug to the base. Height: 5 1/2 inches (14 cm)

The rectangular flat hinged top concealing a shallow tray underneath, with two front burl wood panel doors opening to reveal the interior with five drawers, mounted with ruyi-shaped brass fittings, a cloudshaped lock plate, flanked by a pair of U-shaped handles. 12 1/2 x 13 x 9 1/2 inches (31.7 x 33 x 24.1 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

Estimate: $3,000 / 5,000

9156 A Rosewood Brush Pot

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9157 A Zitan Brush Pot


9159

9161

9160

9159 Two Huanghuali Root Wood Sculptures Each carved with a cavernous center to resemble a gnarled rotted out tree stump, the wood of dark brown color displaying wavy grains and ‘ghost faces’. Tallest: 21 inches (53.3 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000 9160 An Archaic Jade Bi-Inset Huanghuali Table Screen Qing Dynasty The mottled green and brown bi carved on both sides with a hexagonal pattern between plain borders, set within the fitted huanghuali screen, both panels carved with archaistic motifs and stylized dragons above a panel well-carved with similar carvings. Height: 19 7/8 inches (50.5 cm)

9162

Estimate: $7,000 / 9,000

9161 A Zitan Ruyi Scepter Late Qing Dynasty Naturalistically carved in the round as a large gnarled tree branch, with numerous small lingzhi fungus protruding from it and a large fungus as the head of the scepter. Length: 16 1/2 inches (42 cm)

Estimate: $8,000 / 12,000 9162 An Openwork Aloeswood Ruyi Scepter Qing Dynasty Naturalistically carved in high relief and openwork to depict an intricate network of gnarled trailing branches, concealing song birds and prunus blossoms, the underside of the shaft with crevices in imitation of a tree trunk. Length: 16 inches (40.6 cm)

Estimate: $5,000 / 7,000

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9163 A Boxwood Ruyi Scepter Carved as a section of gnarled wood with the upper terminal ending in conjoined lingzhi sprays, with further small sprays issuing from the sides of the central woody stem. Length: 12 3/4 inches (32.4 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 9164 A Carved Boxwood Set of the Eight Immortals 20th Century All naturalistically carved with long flowing robes, depicted bearing their particular attributes and riding on various animals and beasts, with wood stand. Tallest: 6 1/4 inches (15.8 cm)

9164 9163

Estimate: $800 / 1,200 9165 A Turquoise Scholar’s Rock The top-heavy stone of creamy turquoise-blue hue with black and brown veining, with a fitted wood stand. Height: 7 1/4 inches (18.4 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 9166 A Pair of Yellow Peking Glass Vases Late Qing/Republic Period Each of baluster form with an everted neck, the exterior carved with a pond scene of lotus plants, ducks and cranes in raised relief, the glass of vibrant egg yolk color. Height: 10 1/4 inches ((26 cm)

9166

Estimate: $800 / 1,200 9167 A Milky White Glass Brush Pot with Enamel Decoration

9165

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

Estimate: $800 / 1,200 Provenance: From the Ina and Sandford Gadient Collection.

9168 A Large Opaque Turquoise-Blue Glass Bowl Early 20th Century With foliated sides and flaring rim, the body tapering towards the thick foot enclosing the recessed base, the glass of rich turquoise-blue tone with some transparent swirls. Diameter: 12 inches (30.5 cm)

9168

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

9167

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Textiles Lots

9172 9171

9174

9173

9171 A Metallic Thread-Embroidered Civil Rank Badge Qing Dynasty Depicting a fourth Civil Rank wild goose embroidered in silver and gold metallic-wrapped threads, shown facing right beneath a red-beaded sun, surrounded by cloud florets and auspicious symbols above crashing waves, all heightened by gilt-thread tracery, reversed by a red silk lining. 11 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches (30 x 30 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 Provenance: Acquired in Beijing in the early 20th century, and thence by descent within the family to the present owner.

9173 Two Embroidered Civil Rank Badges

9175

9172 A Pair of Civil Rank Badges Set within a Tray 18th/19th Century Both badges embroidered with the third Civil Rank peacock in brilliant metallic-wrapped threads, against a patterned ground of blue cloud florets and auspicious symbols, each enclosed within a border of ‘shou’ medallions alternating with bats; the badges set side-by-side under glass within a wood tray flanked by gilt-metal handles. Length of Tray: 25 inches (63.5 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 9174 A Needlepoint Civil Rank Badge Designed to depict a fifth Civil Rank silver pheasant amidst continuous cloud meanders with crashing waves below, surrounded by a border of green scrolls entwining with yellow geometric scrolls. 11 x 11 1/2 inches (27.9 x 29.2 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 900

Qing Dynasty The first embroidered in couched metallic threads with an appliquéd golden pheasant of the second rank, displayed against blue clouds and auspicious emblems; the second embroidered on gauze with an appliquéd silver pheasant of the fifth rank in metallic and vibrantly colored threads, against a ground of flowers and blue swastika meanders; both framed. First: 10 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches (26.6 x 28.6 cm)

9175 A Kesi-Woven Hanging Panel

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

Late Qing Dynasty Comprising two sections, the larger lower panel depicting various outdoor scenes of ‘children at play,’ topped by a blue section featuring a dragon and phoenix chasing flaming pearls amidst clouds, enclosed by a border of flower blossoms. 69 x 30 1/2 inches (175 x 77.5 cm)

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9176

9176 A Kesi-Woven Panel 19th Century Of square format, woven in pale threads to depict a lobed panel enclosing a phoenix standing on cavernous garden rocks, with a blooming magnolia tree above and lush peony branches issuing from below, heightened by gold metallic threads, all reserved against an orange ground with geometric scroll meanders to each corner, framed and glazed. 20 1/2 x 20 inches (52 x 51 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

9177

9178

9177 An Embroidered Panel of a Fisherman 19th Century Of vertical format depicting a standing bearded fisherman, shown holding a large scaly fish, fishing pole and basket while wearing a two-piece garment and grass hat, with two bats flying above, framed and glazed. 57 1/2 x 29 1/4 inches (146 x 74.3 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 9178 A Large Embroidered Silk Figural Panel 19th Century Of vertical format, embroidered in silk and metallicwrapped threads to a deep red ground with a busy garden compound scene filled with figures and bats in flight, depicting the god of longevity surrounded by various figures welcoming the Mother of the West with attendants while riding a phoenix above, a large leafy peach tree with a ram and cavernous garden rock below, the eight Daoist immortals embroidered to the bottom section of the panel, framed and glazed. 81 x 39 inches (78.5 x 99 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

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9179

9179 A Large Horizontal Embroidered Hanging Banner Qing Dynasty Composed of two elaborately embroidered panels, with the top panel folded over the larger bottom panel, both worked in colorful silk and metallicwrapped threads to a bright red ground; the first displaying a celebratory scene with various figures including officials, warriors on horse back and performers surrounding a central reception hall; the second panel filled with an intricately designed lotus pond scene containing a phoenix, peacocks, parrots,

cranes, rams, pheasants, dogs, geese, a rooster, butterflies, quails, peach groups, peonies, lingzhi fungus and water lilies all flanked by garden rocks. 33 3/4 x 76 1/2 inches (85.7 x 194.3 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 Provenance: San Mateo private estate collection.


9182 9180

9181

Photograph represents a pieced version of the panel. The original is one single panel in horizontal format

9183 9180 An Embroidered Commemorative RedGround Panel Late 19th Century Embroidered in satin stitch with pale silk threads to depict a large group of over thirty leafy peaches arranged to form the longevity character, with an embroidered inscription to both sides celebrating the birthday of a high ranking lady, framed and glazed. 62 x 29 inches (157.5 x 73.6 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

9181 A Large Embroidered Red-Ground Wall Panel

9183 A Massive Imperial Workshop Woven Dragon Panel

9182 A Canton Embroidered ‘One Hundred Bird’ Silk Panel 19th Century The creamy silk ground worked in vibrantly colored threads to depict an intricate scene filled with elaborate birds, flowers and trees above a lotus pond. 93 1/2 x 88 inches (237.5 x 223.5 cm)

Late Qing Dynasty Of long horizontal format, executed in a jacquard weave to depict seven sinuous blue dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls amidst impressive cloud meanders, all against a lustrous egg-yolk yellow silk ground, with an inscription reading ‘Jiangnan Zhizao Chen Qishisi’ to one end. 30 inches x 30 3/4 feet (76.2 x 937.3 cm) approximately

Estimate: $5,000 / 7,000

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

First Half of the 20th Century Embroidered with a pair of deer beneath a fruitful peach tree, two cranes flying and resting above the lush grassy ground and animals below, large colorful peony blossoms and lingzhi fungus borne from jagged garden rocks. 110 1/4 x 54 1/2 inches (280 x 138.4 cm)

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800

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9184

9185

9186

9184 An Embroidered Silk ‘Dragon’ Panel Of horizontal format embroidered in gilt-wrapped threads showing four sinuous dragons in opposition and interspersed by flaming pearls, surrounded by black panels woven with large dark brown clouds, further bordered by embroidered blue flowers, framed and glazed. 18 1/2 x 53 (46.9 x 134.6 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200 Provenance: Acquired in Beijing in the early 20th century, and thence by descent within the family to the present owner.

9185 A Pair of Kesi-Woven ‘Dragon’ Panels 19th Century Both of vertical format, depicting a writhing fiveclawed golden dragon in pursuit of a flaming pearl, flying amidst swirling clouds, bats and auspicious symbols to a blue ground, all above curling waves, clouds and lishui border. Each: 32 1/2 x 14 inches (82.5 x 35.6 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200 Provenance: Acquired in Beijing in the early 20th century, and thence by descent within the family to the present owner.

9187

9186 A Large Embroidered Imperial-YellowGround Silk Panel Early 20th Century Finely worked in vibrantly colored silk threads with stylized lotus scrolls, bats and swastikas to a luminous golden-yellow ground, the central circular medallion composed of a lush garden scene depicting rounded garden rocks, peony flowers and lingzhi issuing from crashing waves below, enclosed by a cloud meander border, further framed by a rectangular gilt-thread border. 56 x 83 inches (142.2 x 210.8 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000

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9187 Two Sets of Embroidered Covers 18th Century Each set comprising three woven imperial yellow ground silk covers, including one of square form flanked by two rectangular forms, displaying continuous lotus designs with ruyi head details in blue and pale orange threads; each set framed and glazed. Overall: 23 1/4 x 13 1/2 inches (59 x 34.3 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000


9189

9188

9190

9192

9191

9188 An Embroidered Hanging Panel

9189 Two Horizontal Textile Panels

Late Qing Dynasty Composed of two red-ground sections with embroidered and couched metallic-thread designs, the top section depicting the eight immortals standing in a row, the bottom section of two elaborate phoenixes surrounded by leafy peonies, both scenes further bordered by scrolling flowers, auspicious emblems and adorned with small mirror ornaments throughout, framed and glazed. Overall: 40 x 38 3/4 inches (101.6 x 98.4 cm)

The first embroidered in vibrant silk and giltwrapped threads displaying four golden dragons entwined with swirling clouds while chasing a flaming pearl, all against a dark navy blue ground; the second a woven panel depicting a pattern consisting of several qilin figures to a yellowish-green ground, heightened by gilt threads. Larger: 21 1/2 x 56 inches (54.6 x 142.2 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

Provenance: Acquired in Beijing in the early 20th century, and thence by descent within the family to the present owner.

9190 A Group of Three Textiles Qing Dynasty The first a large woven and pieced panel, the yellowish-brown ground displaying a continuous pattern depicting scrolling flowers and dragons in pale hues; the second a panel woven with a pair of opposing pale yellow dragons, against a blue ground of cloud meanders and rolling waves to each end; the third an embroidered gauze panel depicting two crane medallions encircled by butterflies and flowers. The First: 77 x 43 1/2 inches (195.6 x 110.5 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200 Provenance: Acquired in Beijing in the early 20th century, and thence by descent within the family to the present owner.

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

9191 A Large Woven Green-Ground Panel Republic Period Comprising two panels sewn together as one, woven with a continuous pattern of rows displaying dragon roundels alternating with emblems in colored threads, against a dark green ground. 61 1/2 x 79 1/2 inches (156.2 x 202 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

9192 An Embroidered Women’s Jacket Late Qing Dynasty Displaying lush floral sprigs embroidered in satin stitch with colorful silk threads, further surrounded by counted stitched butterflies against a navy blue ground woven with additional peony flowers, the borders and cuffs designed en suite. Length: 43 inches (109.2 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 900

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9193

9194

9193 An Embroidered Cobalt-Blue-Ground Jacket

9194 A Women’s Embroidered Silk Jacket

Circa 1900 With eight ornately designed lobed panels embroidered in couched metallic-wrapped threads to a vibrant blue ground, depicting figures within lush knot stitched garden settings against a gold ground, with cream colored borders further embroidered with satin stitched figural garden scenes. Length: 44 inches (111.7 cm)

19th Century The plain black fabric designed with ornate decorative borders along the collar, sleeves, skirt and to either side of the central front opening, the borders comprising layers of colorful woven ribbons and embroidered sections depicting figures, floral medallions and geometric designs in colorful silk threads and couched metallic-wrapped threads. Length: 40 inches (101.6 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 Provenance: Acquired in Beijing in the early 20th century, and thence by descent within the family to the present owner.

9195 9196 9195 Two Embroidered Silk Jackets Early 20th Century The first embroidered to a black ground with couched gilt-wrapped threads depicting peach medallions above flowers, waves and rocks; the second displaying colorful flower and fruit sprays surrounding seasonal cut flowers and antiques to a dark blue ground, finished by a embroidered floral border and woven ribbon. Longest: 54 inches (137.2 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

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9196 An Embroidered Silk Informal Jacket Early 20th Century The lush black ground decorated with large knot-stitched medallions depicting flowers, butterflies and fruit in blue and white and metallicwrapped threads, finished with borders of embroidered and woven bands designed en suite. Length: 43 inches (109.2 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200


9197 9197 A Women’s Red-Ground Silk Jacket Late 19th Century Embroidered in vibrant hues with elaborate sprays of flowers and fruit displayed within stylized tasseled vessels, all against a coral-red ground woven with chrysanthemums, further bordered by embroidered black bands and woven ribbons, the cuffs decorated in peking knots with a floral band. Length: 40 inches (101.6 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 900

9198 9198 An Embroidered Silk Children’s Robe 18th/19th Century Displaying eight golden dragons in metallic-wrapped threads amidst swirling blue clouds to a luminous taupe colored ground, further surrounded by knot stitched auspicious symbols and embroidered flaming pearls, all pictured above crashing waves and a lishui border to the skirt, blue lining. Length: 38 1/2 inches (97.8 cm)

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

9199

9200

9199 A Blue-Ground Brocade Dragon Robe

9200 A Kesi-Woven Dragon Robe

Late Qing Dynasty Displaying nine golden dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls, shown flying amidst cloud florets, floral sprigs, ‘shou’ characters and swastikas in polychrome threads against a blue ground, the collar and cuffs finished by borders depicting additional dragons, all above a golden lishui border to the skirt. Length: 53 1/2 inches (135.8 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

19th Century Depicting nine five-clawed dragons all chasing flaming pearls, against a blue ground filled with cloud meanders and various auspicious emblems, small areas heightened with painted and embroidered details, all above rolling waves and a lishui border to the skirt, the cuffs and collar designed en suite. Length: 37 inches (94 cm)

Estimate: $3,000 / 5,000

Provenance: Phineas Schwartz Collection.

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9201 9202

9204

9203 9201 An Embroidered Dark-Blue-Ground Jacket

9202 An Embroidered Blue-Ground Dragon Robe

Qing Elements Redesigned and altered to create a cropped jacket, the deep blue silk fabric embroidered with figures, floral sprigs, leafy gourds and swastika symbols, thickly bordered by woven ribbons and embroidered decorations to each edge, collar and cuffs. Length: 26 inches (66 cm)

19th Century Decorated in metallic-wrapped threads with eight sinuous dragons flying amidst cloud meanders while chasing flaming pearls, further surrounded by pairs of golden lions and knot-stitched auspicious symbols, flowers and fish, all above crashing waves and a lishui border at the skirt, the cuffs and collar designed en suite. Length: 60 1/4 inches (153 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 900

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000 9205 9203 An Informal Brocade ‘Dragon’ Robe Early 20th Century Designed with a thick tapering collar, folded cuffs and a matching belt, depicting several golden dragons amidst swirling clouds and auspicious symbols in polychrome threads, all against a brick-red ground, heightened by by black borders decorated en suite. Length: 53 inches (134.6 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

9204 An Embroidered Purple-Ground Dragon Robe The lush silk ground displaying a scene of nine fiveclawed dragons chasing flaming pearls in gilt and polychrome threads, surrounded by swirling clouds interspersed with cranes and auspicious symbols, all above rolling waves, jagged rocks and a thick lishui border to the skirt, the collar and cuffs decorated en suite. Length: 54 1/2 inches (138.4 cm)

Estimate: $2,500 / 3,500

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9205 A Mandarin Autumn Hat and Peacock Feather Hat Plume 19th Century The black fur autumn hat with stiff brim and fine twisted red silk tassel, surmounted by a clear glass spherical finial signifying an official of the fifth rank, along with an ‘one eyed’ Mandarin peacock feather court hat plume and a white glass plume holder. Length of Hat Plume: 13 1/2 inches (34.3 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000


Furniture: Lots 9211 A Pair of Lacquered Jumu Chairs 17th Century Each with an arched crest continuing to curved rear stiles and back splat, set upon the seat frame enclosing a soft cane seat, the circular-section legs accompanied by straight aprons and long flanges, all atop stretchers, the wood painted with a dark red lacquer. 46 1/2 x 22 1/8 x 17 inches (118.1 x 51.1 x 43.2 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

9211 9212 A Pair of Huanghuali Southern Official’s Hat Armchairs Modeled after a Ming dynasty design, the curved top rail with a pair of small spandrels, the large rectangular splat carved in relief with a medallion featuring a phoenix motif in archaistic bronze style, the gooseneck front posts with further spandrels, the straight legs with simple beaded aprons and connected by stepped stretchers, with a hard cane seat. 30 3/4 x 27 1/2 x 22 3/4 inches (78 x 70 x 58 cm) approximately

Estimate: $6,000 / 9,000

9212 9213 A Huanghuali and Mixed Wood Armchair 19th Century The back splat carved in the form of a suspended ancient jade bi above a boarded seat, between down swept scroll-filled open arms, above scroll-carved aprons, raised on four square-section supports terminating in scroll feet and united by stretchers. 36 x 23 1/2 x 19 inches (91.5 x 59.5 x 48.5 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

9213

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9215

9214

9214 A Hardwood Armchair 19th Century The back splat carved to depict a reticulated roundel containing a qilin amongst leafy plants and an inscribed scroll, surrounded by a bat, birds and prunus blossoms above a boarded seat, between ‘happy’ character-filled open arms, above a front apron featuring prunus blossoms and birds, raised on four square-section supports terminating in scroll feet and united by stretchers. 38 1/2 x 24 1/4 x 18 5/8 inches (97.8 x 61.5 x 39.7 cm)

9216

Estimate: $800 / 1,200 9215 A Pair of Hardwood Open Armchairs Late 19th Century Each with shaped open backs inset with marble panels and flanked by open arms, a solid seat above shaped aprons and cabriole legs connected by stretchers, together with a small circular hardwood stand carved with prunus and set with a marble top. 40 x 23 x 20 inches (111.6 x 58.4 x 50.8 cm) approximately

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 9216 A Pair of Hardwood Armchairs and Stand with Mother-of-Pearl Inlay 19th Century The chairs with a shaped top rail carved with bat embellishments suspending a circular backrest featuring antiques, framed by inlaid mother-of-pearl auspicious characters and panels of foliage, the arm rests supported by prunus blossoms all set on a hardwood seat with foliage and bird aprons, raised upon scroll-form feet joined by stretchers, along with a tall square-form stand of the same style. Each Chair: 38 3/4 x 24 1/2 x 19 inches (98.5 x 62.2 x 48.2)

Estimate: $3,000 / 5,000

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9217

9218

9217 A Hardwood Southern Official’s Hat Armchair 19th Century With a stepped crest rail supporting the wide beaded back splat, carved in relief with a stylized bat dangling a archaistic chime and tassel, the hard top seat supported on round-section members framed by long archaistic scrolling dragons, beaded aprons, and a double indented footrest to the front. 43 x 23 3/4 x 18 inches (109 x 60 x 45.5 cm)

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800

9218 A Hardwood Armchair 19th Century Of horseshoe design, the vertical splat carved with a bat dangling an ancient chime. 40 3/8 x 26 7/8 x 17 3/4 inches (102.5 x 68.3 x 45.1 cm) approximately

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800


9220

9219 9219 A Hardwood ‘Dragon’ Armchair Early 20th Century Carved and reticulated throughout, the arched top rail with a pair of confronting dragons in pursuit of a flaming pearl amongst scrolling clouds, the arched rectangular back splat with three figures under trees, each arm carved in the form of a dragon, the hard top seat set within a lotus border frame, legs with lion head and claw design, all connected with reticulated aprons featuring birds and prunus blossoms. 41 1/2 x 23 x 24 1/4 inches (105.4 x 58.4 x 61.6 cm) approximately

9221 9220 Four Hardwood Stools Late Qing Dynasty Each with a rectangular top panel set within a frame with convex edge, supported on four legs ending in scroll-form feet, all connected by stepped stretchers. Each: 20 x 16 1/4 x 12 inches (50.8 x 41.2 x 30.5 cm) approximately

Estimate: $2,500 / 3,500

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

Provenance: San Mateo private estate collection.

Provenance: San Mateo private estate collection.

9221 A Huanghuali and Mixed Wood Side Table Late Qing Dynasty Of rectangular form with aprons and spandrels reticulated as leaf scrolls. 20 1/2 x 30 1/2 x 18 inches (52 x 77.5 x 45.7 cm) approximately

Estimate: $800 / 1,200 9222 A Huanghuali and Mixed Wood Square Low Table Qing Dynasty The floating panel constructed of three boards set within wide framing members, finished edges above the narrow waist and plain beaded aprons, all supported on beaded legs of square section joined by humpback stretchers and terminating in hoof feet. 13 1/4 x 35 1/2 x 35 1/2 inches (33.6 x 90.2 x 90.2 cm)

9222

Estimate: $5,000 / 7,000

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9223 A Hardwood Table with Mother-of-Pearl Inlay 19th Century The rectangular top with a beaded border over a mother-of-pearl foliate frieze, the mask and tongue carved supports ending in ball and claw feet, united by pierced and carved apron of prunus blossoms and birds. 34 1/4 x 38 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches (87 x 97.8 x 52 cm) approximately

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

9223

9224 9224 A Zitan Painting Table The two-panel top set within a wide rectangular frame, with beaded edge above scrolling aprons and spandrels, the whole supported on beaded legs of rectangular section further joined by pairs of beaded stretchers. 32 1/2 x 58 3/4 x 20 3/4 inches (82.5 x 149.2 x 52.7 cm) approximately

Estimate: $20,000 / 30,000

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Detail 9225

Detail 9225

9225

9226

9227

9225 A Large Ming Style Rosewood Altar Coffer Circa 1900 The single-panel top within a rectangular frame with everted ends and set on thick legs of square section, above three drawers deeply carved with dragons confronting a pearl carved to the central panel, two doors similarly carved with dragons chasing pearls fitted flush around the removable center stile, framed by the shaped apron and spandrels further carved with dragons in pursuit of pearls, brass hardware incised with lotus scrolls, with lock and key. 35 x 76 x 19 inches (89 x 193 x 48 cm)

Estimate: $20,000 / 30,000 Provenance: Acquired in Beijing in 1921, and thence by descent within the family to the present owner. A very similar, but shorter (65 7/8 inches), altar coffer was sold at Christie’s New York, March 19, 2009, lot 647.

9226 A Large Hardwood Altar Coffer

9227 A Hardwood Altar Coffer

20th Century The two-panel top within a rectangular frame with everted ends and set on thick legs of square section, above three drawers and two doors fitted flush around the removable center stile, framed by the simple apron and spandrels, with brass hardware. 34 3/4 x 68 x 19 3/4 inches (88.5 x 173 x 50 cm)

20th Century The framed single-panel top with everted flanges above two drawers with brass fittings, spandrels of foliated scroll shape, all on cylindrical legs joined by a pair of stretchers. 33 x 49 x 18 1/4 inches (83.8 x 124.5 x 46.5 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 Provenance: Tiburon private estate collection, 1960s.

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 Provenance: Tiburon private estate collection, 1960s.

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9228

9229

Detail 9228

9230 Detail 9228 9228 A Huanghuali and Mixed Wood Roll Top Desk 20th Century Designed in the 19th century style, the tambour shutter enclosing a fitted interior with pullout writing slab, two drawers under flanking the tambour shutter cupboard with three additional drawers above, the legs with archaistic scrolling flanges and ending in scroll-form feet. 44 x 35 1/2 x 19 inches (111.7 x 90.1 x 48.2 xm) approximately

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 Provenance: San Mateo private estate collection.

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9229 A Hardwood Desk

9230 A Huanghuali Day Bed

20th Century The two-panel top set within a frame above five drawers with brass fittings, all on square sectioned legs. 30 1/4 x 60 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches (76.8 x 193 x 48 cm) approximately

20th Century The soft cane seat within a thick rectangular frame with a convex edge, supported on round legs joined by low base stretchers, the back railing with prunus carvings and beaded cartouche-shaped openings, the side railings with conforming panels. 77 1/2 x 32 x 41 inches (196.8 x 81.2 x 104.1 cm) approximately

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000

Estimate: $12,000 / 18,000


9231 A Four-Panel Kesi-Woven and Huanghuali Screen 19th Century The silk ground woven with landscape scenes depicting warriors on horseback, the wood frame carved with panels and aprons featuring flowers below the silk screens, all within a scrolling foliage border. 67 1/4 x 56 inches (170.8 x 142.2) approximately

9231

Estimate: $12,000 / 18,000

9232 An Embroidered and Hardwood Table Screen Late Qing Dynasty The rectangular panel with embroidered silk decorations of birds and flowers, with mother-of-pearl inlay to the hardwood frame and stand. 29 X 19 1/2 inches (73.7 X 49.5 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 9232

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9233 9233 A Huanghuali and Mixed Wood Table Screen Late Qing Dynasty The huanghuali-framed rectangular chased brass plate displaying allegorical figures, removable from a mixed wood stand with scroll spandrels to the side posts, two reticulated aprons set between two scroll-form shoe feet. Height: 28 3/4 inches (73 cm)

9234

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 9234 A Hardwood Mirror and Stand Republic Period The dresser mirror frame carved with a pair of confronting lions playing with a textile ball, the stand with tiered double-sided drawers, with hardwood panels to one end and bamboo panels to the other. Overall Height: 54 inches (137.1 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

9235

9235 An Unusual Gilt and Lacquer Painted Footstool Qing Dynasty The stepped scroll form stool gilt and lacquer-painted with archaistic designs, part of the surface in imitation of sting ray leather, the two short sides with cartouches containing flowers painted in gilt, the underside covered in a black lacquer. Length: 31 3/4 inches (81 cm) approximately

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 9236 A Huanghuali Ice Chest 20th Century The tapering square section chest with brass handles and fittings. 15 x 17 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches (38 x 43.8 x 43.8 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000

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9236


Chinese Ceramics 9241 A Painted Pottery Figure of a Horse Tang Dynasty Standing foursquare on a rectangular base, with mouth open, wearing a saddle and saddle pad. Height: 19 1/2 inches (49.5 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 The result of Oxford Authentication Ltd. thermoluminescence test sample no: C205h9 is consistent with the dating of this lot as belonging to the Tang dynasty. A copy of the paperwork is available upon request.

9242 An Incised-Decorated Qingbai Meiping Vase

9241

9242

Southern Song/Yuan Dynasties Potted with high shoulders rising to a short neck, the body incised with scrolling lotuses and covered in an crackle glaze. Height: 12 1/4 inches (31.1 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 9243 Two Small Longquan Celadon Vessels Ming Dynasty The first a lidded jarlet; the second a small deep dish with molded decoration and covered in a crackle glaze. Diameter of Dish: 4 3/4 inches (12 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 900 Provenance: San Francisco private estate collection. This superb collection was primarily acquired from Sotheby’s Hong Kong and New York during the 1970s and 80s.

9243

9244 A Qingbai Seated Figure of Guanyin Seated with legs crossed and arms folded under a voluminous robe, the garment worn over the head partially exposing a floral diadem, rounded face carved with a serene expression, the torso adorned with a network of beaded jewelry chains, suspended above the multi-folds of the inner garment, the outer robe covered with a pale blue glaze, pooling in recesses, the base unglazed. Height: 10 1/4 inches (26 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 9245 A Blanc-de-Chine Figure of Guanyin Seated on a tall rocky outcrop with her right leg crossed under her left leg beneath her long, flowing robes, a jeweled lotus-form necklace spanning the chest, the back impressed with the gourd-shaped mark of He Chaozong, covered in a glaze of ivory tone. Height: 11 1/8 inches (28.2 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 9244

9245

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9247

9246

9249

9246 A Large Blanc-de-Chine Figure of Buddha Finely modeled standing on a short lotus pedestal, wearing long flowing robes tied at the waist leaving the chest bare and elegantly draped over his arm, holding in his left hand a round jewel and with his right arm outstretched to the side in bhumisparsa mudra, the face with a serene expression beneath the tightly curled hair and framed by long pendulous ears. Height: 18 7/8 inches (48 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 9247 A Blanc-de-Chine Figure of Bodhidharma Seated with his hands resting atop the right leg hidden within the graceful folds of his loose robes, his face finely modeled with a curly beard, mustache and brows, the back impressed with a four-character mark. Height: 9 5/8 inches (24.5 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

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9248

9250 9248 A Blanc-de-Chine Censer

9249 A Celadon-Glazed Inkwell

17th/18th Century Of simple bombé form with a pair of lion head handles applied to the waisted neck and shoulder, the ivory colored glaze covering most surfaces except for the recessed base, with a fitted wood lid and stand. Width: 6 inches (15.2 cm)

Qing Dynasty The circular container with a foliated rim, the well divided into six compartments, including a central circular well surrounded by five flower petal-form wells, all covered in a light celadon glaze, the base with the ‘Jinweitang’ hall mark. Diameter: 5 3/8 inches (13.6 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000

Provenance: Acquired in New York in the 1930s. Virginia private estate collection, and thence by descent within the family to the present owner.

Provenance: According to labels: Peninsula Hong Kong, lot 90. San Francisco private estate collection.

The most likely inspiration for the shape and design of this censer comes from cast bronze examples commonly dated to the Ming dynasty. A similar censer was sold at Christie’s London, July 15, 2005, lot 74.

9250 A Langyao Type Baluster Vase Late Qing Dynasty Of pear-shaped body and a wide flaring mouth, standing on a short spreading foot ring, covered to the exterior in a rich raspberry-colored glaze thinning to white at the rim. Height: 12 inches (30.5 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500


9251 A Peachbloom-Glazed Water Pot 18th/19th Century The beehive form vessel on a short foot covered to the exterior in a rich oxblood-red glaze thinning to white at the rim, the interior also covered in red glaze. Diameter: 4 3/8 inches (11.1 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200 9252 A Sang-de-Boeuf Bottle Vase 9251 9252

Late 19th/Early 20th Century The bottle-shaped form covered in a thick deep-red glaze thinning to a grayish tone at the slightly flaring rim. Height: 13 inches (33 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200 Provenance: Acquired in New York in the 1930s. Virginia private estate collection, and thence by descent within the family to the present owner.

9253 A Blue-Glazed Molded Archaistic Ritual Vessel and Cover Guangxu Mark and Period The shallow rounded body molded around the sides with archaistic motifs above a wave border, flanked by a pair of loop handles emerging from animal masks, the dome-shaped foot with further archaistic patterns, the matching domed cover similarly decorated and surmounted by four triangular flanges, all under a deep-blue glaze. Height: 9 1/4 inches (23.5 cm)

Estimate: $7,000 / 9,000 9254 A Blue-Glazed Bottle Vase Qianlong Mark, Late Qing Dynasty Of globular body and a thin long neck, covered overall with an even shining blue glaze, the base bearing a Qianlong six-character mark. Height: 15 1/2 inches (39.3 cm)

9253

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 9255 A Cafe-au-Lait-Glazed and Molded TwoTiered Box Late Qing Dynasty The cover with two opposing five-clawed dragons in pursuit of a flaming pearl amidst scrolling clouds, the sides with molded rectangular panels featuring auspicious objects such as the pomegranate, lychee, Buddha’s hand citron, peach, prunus, chrysanthemum, lotus, peony, bamboo, orchid, millet and quail, the base with a confronting five-clawed dragon in cobalt blue. Height: 4 7/8 inches (12.4 cm)

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800

9254

9255

Provenance: Acquired in China in the 1950s and 1960s, and thence by descent within the family to the present owner.

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9256

9257

9259

9258

9260 9258 A Yellow-Glazed Meiping Vase

9256 A Mirror-Black-Glazed Globular Vase 19th Century Raised on a spreading foot, the exterior covered in a lustrous black glaze in contrast to the crackleglazed rim and interior. Height: 14 1/8 inches (35.9 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000 9257 A Pair of Mirror-Black-Glazed Vases 19th Century Each of elegant baluster form rising from a spreading foot, the exterior covered in a lustrous black glaze in contrast to the white rim and interior. Height of Each: 11 7/8 inches (30.3 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

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Qianlong Mark, 20th Century The globular body carved with a confronting dragon and phoenix amongst peony blossoms, all below a ruyi-head band and above a decorative floral band, covered in a creamy yellow glaze, the base bearing an impressed Qianlong six-character mark. Height: 13 3/8 inches (34 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000 9259 Two Small Blue and White Porcelains Ming Dynasty The first a jarlet painted with lotus flowers between patterned borders; the second a small dish painted with a fish and water weeds to the interior well, the exterior with a band of lotus flowers. Diameter of Dish: 5 inches (12.7 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 900 Provenance: San Francisco private estate collection. This superb collection was primarily acquired from Sotheby’s Hong Kong and New York during the 1970s and 80s.

9260 Two Blue and White Porcelain Kendi 17th Century The bulbous body painted with four landscape panels, the shoulder and spout decorated with scrolling lotus sprays, the neck decorated with three cartouches containing fruits; along with a smaller kendi. Tallest: 8 inches (20.3 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 ‘Kendi’ is a Malay word derived from the Sanskrit name ‘kunda,’ which came from ‘kundika’. It is a particular form of Indian vessel used as a container for liquids in both Hindu and Buddhist ceremonies.


9262

9261

9262 A Small Ming Style Blue and White Jar Xuande Mark, 18th/19th Century The well-potted and skillfully painted jar with a straight neck, rounded sloping shoulders narrowing towards the foot in a beautifully balanced profile, decorated in jewel-like cobalt-blue at the foot with a dense lappet band, the main decorative area with continuous sprays of melons and leaves, around the shoulder a further band of lappets, the base bearing a Xuande six-character mark. Height: 4 1/4 inches (10.8 cm)

Estimate: $6,000 / 9,000 9263 A Large Blue and White Vase Late Qing Dynasty The baluster form square-sectioned vase with a flaring rim, each side panel painted with various birds upon rockwork amidst pine and prunus trees with blooming peonies below, the neck decorated en suite, all between several ruyi head and lappet bands, a horizontal six-character mark painted in blue just below the rim. Height: 37 3/4 inches (95.8 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000 9263 9264 9261 A Rare Blue and White Beaker Vase Transitional Period, Shunzhi Period, Circa 1644-1655 The barrel form body decorated with a continuos scene of four figures and a horse traveling along the countryside, all below a band of incised scroll and a downward pointing leaf border by the mouth, with a fitted reticulated wood cover and stand. Height: 7 1/4 inches (18.4 cm)

Estimate: $4,000 / 6,000

Provenance: Acquired in New York in the 1930s. Virginia private estate collection, and thence by descent within the family to the present owner. A vase of the same rare shape and with related decoration of figures and landscape, is illustrated by Chen Run Ming, et al., Shunzhi Kangxi Blue and White: the National Palace Museum in the Qing Dynasty porcelain triage, Beijing, 2004, p. 68-9, no. 34.

9264 An Underglaze Cobalt-Blue and CopperRed-Decorated Vase 19th Century The rectangular section baluster vase with a pair of elephant-head handles, the body with panels each featuring birds and flowers, all reserved on a copperred patterned ground, the rim with bands of diaper, key fret and ruyi-head patterns above upturned plantain leaves, the foot with two bands of geometric patterns, the base bearing a cobalt-blue Kangxi six-character mark. Height: 17 1/2 inches (44.5 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

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9265

9266

9265 A Pair of Iron-Red-Decorated Dishes 19th Century With flaring rims, decorated to the interior with auspicious characters enclosed in various cartouches, scattered auspicious bats to the exterior, the base bearing an iron-red Xuande six-character mark. Diameter of Each: 9 1/16 inches (23 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 Provenance: Acquired in China in the 1950s and 1960s, and thence by descent within the family to the present owner.

9267

9266 A Pair of Iron-Red-Decorated Dishes Late Qing Dynasty Each painted with bats, peaches, pomegranates and Buddha’s hand citrons to the interior, the exterior with four bats, the recessed base bearing a iron-red Jiaqing six-character mark. Diameter: 9 inches (22.8 cm)

9269

Estimate: $800 / 1,200 Provenance: Acquired in China in the 1950s and 1960s, and thence by descent within the family to the present owner.

9267 A Set of Eight Iron-Red-Decorated Dishes Jiaqing Marks, Late Qing Dynasty The interior delicately painted in iron-red with numerous bats, their wings outstretched and arranged in a circle, the reverse similarly decorated with three bats, the base with a iron-red Jiaqing sixcharacter mark. Diameter: 9 1/16 inches (23 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 Provenance: Acquired in China in the 1950s and 1960s, and thence by descent within the family to the present owner.

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9268 9268 An Iron-Red-Decorated Square Platter Jiaqing Mark, Late Qing Dynasty Painted to the interior with three red dragons and two red phoenixes amidst scrolling clouds, the exterior painted in a similar fashion with two pairs of faux elephant-head handles painted in blue enamel, an iron-red Jiaqing four-character mark within a double-square to the recessed base. Width: 8 1/26 inches (20.5 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 Provenance: Acquired in China in the 1950s and 1960s, and thence by descent within the family to the present owner.

9269 A Pair of Iron-Red-Decorated Dishes Guangxu Marks and Period Each interior painted with two red dragons in pursuit of a flaming pearl amidst scrolling clouds, the exterior painted in a similar fashion with an additional flaming pearl, an iron-red Guangxu six-character mark to the base. Diameter of Each: 8 5/8 inches (21.9 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 Provenance: Acquired in China in the 1950s and 1960s, and thence by descent within the family to the present owner.


9270 An Iron-Red-Decorated Charger Xuantong Marks, Early 20th Century The interior painted with two red dragons in pursuit of a flaming pearl amidst scrolling clouds, the exterior painted in a similar fashion with an additional flaming pearl, with an iron-red Xuantong sixcharacter mark to the base. Diameter: 13 1/4 inches (33.6 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 Provenance: Acquired in China in the 1950s and 1960s, and thence by descent within the family to the present owner.

9270

9271 9271 An Iron-Red-Decorated ‘Dragon’ Vase Qianlong Mark, 20th Century The compressed globular vase enameled throughout with a pair of confronting five-clawed dragons chasing a flaming pearl amidst scrolling clouds and flames, all above stylized waves, an iron-red Qianlong sixcharacter mark to the base. Height: 8 7/8 inches (22.5 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

9272 A Reverse-Decorated Coral-Ground Bowl

9272

Guangxu Mark, 20th Century The rounded sides rising to a slightly flaring rim, the exterior reverse-decorated in white with leafy bamboo sprays reserved on a rich coral-red ground, a six-character Guangxu mark displayed on the base. Diameter: 6 7/16 inches (16.4 cm)

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800

9273 A Wucai Enameled Jar Jiajing Mark and Period Of tapering square-section, decorated with floral tassels between a ruyi-head border on the shoulder and neck, lotus petal panels above the foot, the base with an underglaze blue six-character Jiajing mark. Height: 4 3/4 inches (12 cm)

9273

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800

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9274

9275

9278

9277 9275 A Circular Famille Verte Porcelain Plaque

9276

9274 Two Miniature Porcelains Including a miniature doucai meiping vase paintedwith two small birds amidst flowers and garden rocks, a Yongzheng six-character mark to the base; and a square form wucai seal paste box with dragons and phoenixes, a Wanli six-character mark to the base. Height of Vase: 3 3/4 inches (9.5 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 Provenance: San Francisco private estate collection. This superb collection was primarily acquired from Sotheby’s Hong Kong and New York during the 1970s and 80s.

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19th Century Painted in a vibrant famille verte palette to depict a battle between Yue Fei and Yang Zaixing, with matching carved stand displaying Liu Hai riding his threelegged money toad. Overall Height: 20 3/4 inches (52.6 cm); Diameter of Plaque: 13 1/2 inches (34.2 cm)

9277 A Large Famille Verte Vase Late Qing Dynasty The globular body painted in vibrant enamels with a continuous scene of various types of birds, flowers and insects on the body and the neck, all within decorative borders. Height: 23 1/4 inches (59 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,500 Provenance: Acquired in New York in the 1930s. Virginia private estate collection, and thence by descent within the family to the present owner.

9276 A Large Famille Verte Hexagonal Vase

9278 A Large Famille Verte Bowl

19th Century The baluster form vase with two molded fruiting pomegranate handles, decorated with panels depicting birds, insects and flowers, the foot decorated with additional flowers. Height: 22 5/8 inches (57.5 cm)

Kangxi Mark, 19th Century With steep sides flaring towards the rim, painted around the exterior with the gathering of the seventeen arhats and the monk Xuanzang, the interior well with another arhat, the recessed base with a Kangxi iron-red six-character mark. Diameter: 8 5/16 inches (21.1 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000

Estimate: $800 / 1,200


9280 9280 A Famille Rose Coral-Red-Ground Plate Jiaqing Mark The interior well painted with five boys playing in a fenced garden, the coral-red ground cavetto featuring various types of flowers, three red bats painted to the exterior, the base bearing an iron-red sixcharacter Jiaqing mark. Diameter: 9 1/2 inches (24.1 cm)

9279 9279 A Pair of Fine Famille Rose Vases Qianlong Marks, Republic Period Each of pear-shaped body supporting a slightly flaring neck flanked by a pair of applied chilong dragon handles, both sides with a shaped panel depicting a boy riding a water buffalo by a river with vegetation, both panels reserved on a finely enameled scrolling foliage ground, the shoulder and neck with elaborate bands of similar foliage and upright plantain leaves, an iron-red Qianlong six-character mark to the base, with matching wood stands and fitted box. Height of Each: 8 1/4 inches (21 cm)

Estimate: $7,000 / 9,000

Estimate: $750 / 1,000

9281 A Pair of Famille Rose Jars Jiaqing Marks, Republic Period Each of barrel-form, enameled with various boys at play within a fenced garden, all between bands of ruyi heads, the base with an apocryphal iron-red sixcharacter Jiaqing mark, with wood stands. Height of Each: 6 1/2 inches (16.5 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000

9282 A Famille Rose Lidded Jar Shunde Tang Mark, Republic Period With three elephant-head handles, the body painted with a continuos scene of a garden featuring a pair of doves on a garden rock, with chrysanthemum, peony and bamboo, all within decorative borders painted in black and red, the lid with a lotus-form finial decorated in a similar manner. Height: 11 1/2 inches (29.2 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

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9284

9285 9283

9286

9287

9286 An Eight-Panel Porcelain and Hardwood Screen

9283 A Famille Rose Vase Daoguang Mark The pear-shaped body painted to the exterior with the ‘Hundred Bird’ theme featuring a phoenix, peacock, cranes, magpies, kingfishers, and various other birds, all amongst a garden with rocks and trees, the base bearing a Daoguang six-character mark. Height: 12 inches (30.5 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000 9284 A Famille Rose Yellow-Ground Bowl Painted to the exterior with four circular medallions each containing Chinese antiquities and auspicious objects, all surrounded by scrolling lotus flowers against a yellow ground, the recessed base bearing the Shunde studio mark. Diameter: 5 5/8 inches (14.2 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,500

9285 A Doucai Lidded Tureen 19th Century With stylized elephant-head handles, painted and gilt with antiquities and auspicious objects, rim decorated with a band of scrolling tendrils, the lid designed en suite with a flat circular finial. Diameter: 11 1/8 inches (28.2 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 900

19th Century Each panel containing enamel-painted porcelain plaques with figures and inscriptions, further plaques featuring the eight Daoist immortals, interspersed with blue and white painted decorative plaques, each set within a hardwood frame. Overall: 31 x 12 1/2 inches (78.7 x 31.7 cm)

Estimate: $2,500 / 3,500 9287 An Eight-Panel Porcelain and Hardwood Screen 19th Century Each panel containing enamel-painted porcelain plaques with figures and inscriptions, further plaques featuring the eight Daoist immortals, interspersed with blue and white painted decorative plaques, each set within a hardwood frame. Overall: 31 1/2 x 50 inches (80 x 127 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

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9289

9291

9292

9293

9290 Two Famille Rose Yellow-Ground Porcelains 9288 A Pair of Famille Verte Vases Late Qing Dynasty Each of slender baluster form ascending to a straight neck, the exterior painted with court and military officials in a garden courtyard, all between geometric bands. Tallest: 10 7/8 inches (27.6 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 900

Guangxu Marks and Period Consisting of a dish and a bowl, each painted with four medallions enclosing a character, reserved on a yellow ground embellished with various scrolls, the base with a Guangxu six-character mark. Diameter of Dish: 11 1/8 inches (28.4 cm)

Estimate: $2,500 / 3,500 9291 A Famille Rose Charger

9292 A Canton Famille Rose Baluster Vase Late 19th Century The trumpet neck with tiger handles and applied chilong dragons in between, the vase painted with figures in a courtly setting to one side, reversed by figures in a battle scene to the other. Height: 17 1/2 inches (44.5 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 900 9293 A Pair of Famille Rose Wall Vases

19th Century The exterior painted with characters from a novel to one side, the other with flowering plants, the neck displaying a lotus group and an inscription, both divided by a pair of pomegranate handles. Height of Vase: 22 1/4 inches (56.5 cm)

Guangxu Mark and Period Painted and gilt with a central roundel of a peony flower amongst leafy peony foliage, within a broad band of the eight Buddhist emblems, amongst sprays of peonies, chrysanthemums, and lotus blossoms, the border with a band of key frets, the exterior with further lotus sprays and scrolling foliage, a Guangxu six-character mark to the base. Diameter: 13 3/8 inches (24 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

9289 A Famille Rose Hexagonal Vase

Pan Zhinan Marks, Circa 1898 Each of demilune section featuring a young couple seated on a bench within a fenced garden, an inscription to the upper left, signed ‘Pan Zhinan’ with a seal and cyclical date corresponding to 1898, all between bands of ruyi-heads and scrolling lotus. Height of Each: 7 7/8 inches (20 cm)

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9294 A Pair of Famille Rose ‘Butterfly’ Vases Guangxu Marks Each finely enameled with butterflies within decorative borders, a band of lotus and shou characters to the shoulder, the apocryphal six-character mark displayed on each base. Height of Each: 15 1/8 inches (38.4 cm)

Estimate: $2,500 / 3,500

9295 A Pair of Famille Verte Fu Dogs Early 20th Century Each seated on a pedestal with one lion’s paw raised on a ball, and the other’s paw with a cub next to it, both with a fitted wood stand. Height of Each: 18 inches (45.7 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

9294

Provenance: Acquired in China in the 1950s and 1960s, and thence by descent within the family to the present owner.

9296 A Famille Rose Porcelain Plaque Republic Period Painted with numerous boys role-paying with musical instruments and auspicious objects within a garden compound, all within a scrolling lotus border featuring a bat at each corner of the plaque. 14 3/8 x 9 7/8 inches (36.5 x 25 cm)

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

9295

9297 A Famille Rose Porcelain Plaque Republic Period, Circa 1932 Painted depicting Magu and Shoulao with their respective animal companions, including a stag and a redheaded crane with two bats above them, a dedicatory inscription celebrating the fortieth birthday of Hu Peiheng (1892-1965) to the upper right corner of the plaque. 15 1/4 x 10 inches (38.7 x 25.4 cm)

Estimate: $3,000 / 5,000 Provenance: Phineas Schwartz Collection.

9296

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9298 A Famille Rose Porcelain Plaque Republic Period The horizontal format plaque painted in vibrant enamels to depict figures in a village setting along a body of water. 15 3/8 x 9 3/4 inches (39 x 24.8 cm)

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

9299 A Famille Rose ‘Hundred ‘Bat’ Vase 9298

9299

Guangxu Mark, 20th Century Enameled throughout with numerous iron-red bats in flight amidst colorful ruyi-clouds, the gilt mouth encircled by a ruyi collar, the base with upright lappets above the foot, a cobalt-blue Guangxu six-character mark to the base. Height: 8 1/2 inches (21.6 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 9300 AGrisaille-DecoratedTurquoise-Ground Vase 20th Century Of compressed globular form with a garlic-head mouth, painted throughout with three magpies amidst a flowering prunus tree, inscribed in iron-red below the neck with the characters ‘Daya Zhai’ beside the ‘Tiandi Yijia Chun’ seal, all reserved on a turquoise-ground, the base bearing the ‘Yongqing Changchun’ mark in iron-red. Height: 10 inches (25.4 cm)

9301

9300

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000 9301 A Pair of Enameled and Gilt-Decorated Coral-Ground Dishes Guangxu Marks and Period Each interior with a central circular reserve painted in enamel to depict a lotus pond, all surrounded by a coral ground decorated in gilt with scrolling floral sprays and an outer band of ruyi-heads, the exterior with four bats in iron-red, the recessed base with a Guangxu six-character mark. Diameter: 4 7/8 inches (12.4 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200 9302 An Enamel-Painted Pear-Shaped Vase Late Qing Dynasty The globular body painted in vivid blue tones and enamels with plantain and bamboo growing beside rocks upon grassy mounds, below a band of foliate scrolls between upright leaves and a pendent ruyi collar at the waisted neck, the base with a band of lotus lappets encircling the splayed foot. Height: 11 3/16 inches (28.4 cm)

Estimate: $3,000 / 5,000

9302

Provenance: Acquired in China in the 1950s and 1960s, and thence by descent within the family to the present owner.

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9305

9303

9304

9303 An Enamel-Decorated Vase Qianlong Mark, Republic Period The globular body painted with vivid enamels depicting a bearded male warrior quelling a serpent within a fenced area of garden rocks, the recessed base bearing an apocryphal iron-red six-character Qianlong mark. Height: 7 1/8 inches (18.1 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

9304 An Enamel-Painted Vase Qianlong Mark, Republic Period The slender baluster form body painted in vivid enamel to depict a bearded male figure with a horse next to garden rocks, the base bearing an iron-red Qianlong six-character mark. Height: 10 5/8 inches (27 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

9305 Two Grisaille-Decorated Porcelain Plaques Republic Period Both plaques painted with a monochromatic enamel to depict idyllic landscapes, featuring dwellings by a river in front of rolling hills, inscribed and signed. 15 1/8 x 9 3/4 inches (38.4 x 24.8 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

9306 9306 Two Fine Miniature Enameled Vases Signed Wang Xiliang, Dated 1944 Each delicately painted to depict a scholar with his attendant in a garden with willows, bamboo and rocks, the rim with a band of ruyi-heads and stylized tassels, the foot with a key fret band, both with an inscription and signature. Height: 5 1/8 inches (13 cm)

Estimate: $6,000 / 8,000

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These two vases are a part of a six-piece set, of which four vases were previously offered and sold in these rooms on June 8, 2009, lot 2073 for $26,325.


9307

9308

9309 9308 An Enamel-Painted Porcelain Plaque Early 20th Century The circular form plaque painted with a landscape scene featuring two figures on a shore next to a dwelling complex, another figure seated in a raft in a lake, inscribed, signed, two seals, set in a carved wood frame. Diameter of Plaque: 11 inches (28 cm) approximately

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 9309 An Enamel-Decorated ‘Garlic-Mouth’ Vase Yongzheng Mark, 20th Century The body decorated with leafy branches bearing large shaded yellow and purple lotus blooms reserved on a sky-blue ground, below a ruyi band on the shoulder and bats amongst scrolling clouds on the waisted neck, all beneath further lotus blossoms encircling the small upper bulb, with a pair of S-form handles painted in gilt, a four-character Yongzheng mark to the base. Height: 7 inches (17.8 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000 9310 An Enamel-Painted Vase 9310

9311

9307 An Enamel-Painted Porcelain Plaque Signed Wang Qi (1884-1937), 20th Century The vertical format plaque depicting the Daoist immortal Zhongli Quan with a boy attendant who is holding a flower basket, amidst scrolling clouds, with a lengthy inscription, signed ‘Wang Qi’ and with one seal of the artist. Plaque: 16 x 5 3/4 inches (40.6 x 14.6 cm) approximately

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000

20th Century The baluster form vessel painted in vibrant enamels with a continuos landscape scene featuring a gentleman paying his friend a visit, with the signature ‘Wang Xiaoting’ and dated to the ‘yi you’ year which is equivalent to 1945. Height: 16 1/8 inches (40.7 cm)

Estimate: $5,000 / 7,000 Zhongli Quan is also called ‘Master of the CloudChamber’ in accounts describing his encounter with Lu Dongbin before achieving immortality. Zhongli Quan was one of Wang Qi’s favorite subjects. Similar examples are illustrated in Simon Kwan, Brush and Clay, Chinese Porcelain of the early 20th century, Hong Kong, 1990, p. 182-185, no. 22 and 23.

9311 An Enamel-Painted Porcelain Plaque 20th Century Depicting a mountainous landscape with a river running through a village, with an inscription and a seal. 15 1/8 x 9 3/4 inches (38.5 x 24.9 cm)

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800

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9313

9312 9312 An Enamel-Painted Porcelain Wall Plate 20th Century, Dated to 1956 Executed in delicate enamel to depict two monkeys climbing a massive pine tree, with an inscription dated to 1956 and two seals, the base with another seal. Diameter: 8 3/4 inches (22.2 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 9313 An Enamel-Decorated Vase Second Half of the 20th Century The heavily potted vessel depicting two birds in a lotus pond, the reverse with lines of calligraphy, a seal and a signature ‘Liu Yucen’ and dated to the ‘xin mao’ year which is equivalent to 1951. Height: 16 1/8 inches (40.7 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

9314

9314 An Enameled Porcelain Plaque Depicting an intimate mountain scene with figures walking toward a thatch work cottage nestled within thickly blooming trees, the surrounding mountains with a waterfall cascading down the left side, bearing the signature ‘Zhang Zhitang’ and inscribed with one red seal, framed. Dimensions: 15 3/4 x 24 1/2 inches (40 x 62 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 9315 A Set of Four Enamel-Painted Porcelain Plaques Late 20th Century Of slender vertical format, depicting the eighteen Luohan with their respective attributes, all in a mountainous landscape, inscribed and dated to ‘ding mao’ year, which corresponds to 1987, each plaque with two seals. Each: 29 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches (75 x 21.5 cm) approximately

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 9315

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Fine Porcelains and Fan Paintings from the Reynold Tom Collection Lots 9321-9341

About the Collection The private estate collection of Mr. Reynold Tom personifies a lifelong love affair with Asian culture and artistry. A gentleman of Chinese lineage, Mr. Tom acquired pieces from auction houses throughout the 1970s. In addition, his import and wholesale business often found him in China, aiding in his hobby leading to a truly personal and unique collection. The Asian Department has been honored to present selections from the collection in numerous auctions to phenomenal sales results. Mr. Tom’s passion and keen eye for the exquisite is apparent in the diversified group of Chinese arts he left behind, amassing a collection worthy of genuine appreciation. Headlining the Tom Collection are two superb lots of Qing dynasty imperial porcelains. The first is lot 9329, a fine blue and white vase depicting figures in a courtyard from the Kangxi period. This magnificent baluster vase is the epitome of the Kangxi period blue and white porcelains. A related and published example is in the Beijing Palace Museum collection. The second is lot 9336, a pair of blue glazed dishes with the Guangxu marks and of the period. The dishes are delicately covered in a rich navy-blue glaze, and were commissioned by the late Qing imperial household for everyday use. Also included in this offering of the Tom Collection are five lots of fine Chinese silk fan paintings dated to the late Qing dynasty and Republic period. An exceptional example is offered as lot 9341. Consisting of seven circular fans, with four depicting flowers and birds, two with landscapes, and one calligraphy piece, each fan is further inscribed and signed by various recorded 19th century artists. 71


9322

9321

9321 A Fine Wucai Ewer Wanli Mark The pear shaped body with tall flaring neck, slender S-scroll spout and C-scroll handle, painted with a dragon and phoenix in opposition amidst scrolling clouds and above crashing waves to both sides of the vessel, the spout and handle painted with scrolling floral tendrils. Height: 9 1/2 inches (24.1 cm)

9323

Estimate: $3,000 / 5,000 9322 Two Famille Rose-Enameled Lidded ‘Peach’ Jars Early 20th Century Each brightly enameled with leafy sprays of peaches, flowering shrubs and two bats, the lid featuring various branches bearing either flowers or fruits, the bases bearing a four-character Qianlong mark. Each: 10 3/4 inches (27.3 cm) approximately

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

9324

9323 Two Famille Rose-Enameled ‘Peach’ Vases

9324 Three Famille Rose-Enameled Brush Pots

Late Qing Dynasty Each enameled to the baluster form body with leafy sprays of colorful peaches and flowering shrubs. Tallest: 14 1/2 inches (36.2 cm)

Republic Period Each of cylindrical form; the first painted with a grasshopper on top of a chrysanthemum plant, inscribed with the cyclical date corresponding to 1930, the base with the ‘Li Ming Liang Hui’ mark; the

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800

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second painted with a large blossoming prunus branch, the base bearing a ‘Hongxian’ mark; the third painted with various types of flowers. Tallest: 4 3/4 inches (12.1 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000


9325

9326 9325 A Group of Six Famille Rose-Enameled Bowls 20th Century Each exterior painted with chrysanthemums reversed by an inscription, the base with the ‘Jiujiang Xinhua Company’ mark. Diameter of Each: 4 1/2 inches (11.5 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200 9326 Three Famille Rose-Enameled Teapots Republic Period Each of hexagonal section with an S-form spout, short feet and metal wire handles; the first painted with alternating panels of calligraphy and figural scenes, the lid with a peach-form finial and inscription; the second painted with butterflies and a mark to the base; the third painted with birds, flowers, decorative medallions and the eight Buddhist symbols. Tallest: 5 1/4 inches (13.3 cm)

9327

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,500 9327 A Famille Rose-Enameled Rectangular Jardiniere Late Qing Dynasty The rectangular vessel with four short feet, the exterior enameled in qianjiang technique on all four sides, the two wider sides, one with the god of longevity Shoulao, and his boy attendant who is carrying a large peach, the other with a landscape scene featuring a figure in a hut alongside a body of water, the two narrower sides each featuring birds and flowers, with an inscription and a seal, the interior covered in a turquoise-blue glaze, the base with two circular drainage holes. 6 1/2 x 7 1/2 x3 3/4 inches (16.5 x 19 x 9.5 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 9328 An Enamel-Painted Porcelain Plaque 20th Century Painted in delicate enamels to depict a pair of pheasants alongside garden rocks and peonies. 15 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches (38.6 x 26 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200 9328

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9329

9330

9331 9329 A Fine Blue and White Baluster Vase Chenghua Mark, Kangxi Period Painted around the body with two officials flanked by attendants on a tiled platform, two guards on horseback in front, reversed by three additional figures, all beside rock work in a riverside landscape, scattered with bamboo branches under the rim. Height: 19 3/8 inches (49.2 cm)

Estimate: $5,000 / 7,000 A vase of the same shape, mark and with related decoration of figures and landscape, is illustrated by Chen Run Ming, et al., Shunzhi Kangxi Blue and White: the National Palace Museum in the Qing Dynasty porcelain triage, Beijing, 2004, p. 444-445, no. 288.

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9330 A Blue and White Square-Sectioned Vase

9331 A Group of Four Blue and White ‘Dragon’ Bowls

19th Century Painted with alternating reserves of figures and antiquities, all surrounded by scrolling floral sprays between pattern borders, with faux mask and ring handles. Height: 22 inches (55.9 cm)

Daoguang Period Each painted with five-clawed dragons in iron-red amidst blue clouds and flaming pearls, the base with a ‘Jingjin’ studio mark. Diameter of Each: 5 5/8 inches (14.3 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000

Estimate: $800 / 1,200


9333

9332

9334 9332 A Blue and White Rouleau Vase Late Qing Dynasty Painted throughout with birds and butterflies amongst flowering branches, the cylindrical neck and mouth rim decorated with bands of various patterns. Height: 17 3/8 inches (44.1 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

9335 A White-Glazed ‘Narcissus’ Bowl

9335

9336 9333 A Group of Four Blue and White Bowls Guangxu Marks and Period Each with a slightly everted rim, the exterior painted with flowers, the base with a Guangxu six-character mark in cobalt blue. Largest Diameter: 4 1/4 inches (10.9 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 900

9336 A Pair of Blue-Glazed Dishes

Qing Dynasty The lotus flower petal-form vessel ascending to a foliated rim, raised on four shaped monster mask feet, all covered in a white glaze. Diameter: 8 1/4 inches (21 cm)

Guangxu Marks and Period Of shallow form with slightly flaring sides and raised on a short foot, covered in a rich powder-blue glaze, the recessed base with a cobalt blue six-character Guangxu mark. Diameter of Each: 8 inches (20.3 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

9334 A Pair of Blue and White ‘Hu’ Form Vases Republic Period Each finely painted with orchids and lingzhi fungus issuing from garden rocks to one side, the reverse featuring the ‘three friends of winter’: pine, prunus and bamboo, applied to each side with realistically modeled deer-head handles, the rim with a key-fret band, the base with a six-character Yongzheng mark in cobalt blue. Height of Each: 13 1/2 inches (34.2 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,500

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9338 9337

9340

9339 9341 9339 Anonymous: Eleven Figural Fan Paintings

9337 Anonymous: Nine Fan Paintings

9338 Anonymous: Seven Figural Fan Paintings

Of circular shape featuring flowers and goldfish, each painted in ink and color on silk, the verso kept blank. Diameter of Each: 9 1/2 inches (24 cm) approximately

Each depicting beauties and historical figures, ink and color on silk, signed ‘Shanggu Languang,’ multiple seals; some inscribed with different poems or sutras verso. Largest Diameter: 10 1/4 inches (26 cm)

Each painted in ink and color on silk, depicting immortals and Dunhuang religious painting reproductions, signed ‘Shanggu Languang,’ multiple seals; some inscribed verso with different sutras or poems. Longest: 10 1/4 inches (26 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800

Estimate: $800 / 1,200 Two of the fan paintings with attached yellow paper tags marked ‘Ma Wenlin’ and ‘Liu Baojun’ respectively.

9340 Anonymous: Seven Fan Paintings of Buddhist Figures

9341 Various Artists: Seven Fan Paintings and Calligraphy

Of various shapes, mounted, each signed ‘Shanggu Languang,’ multiple seals; the verso inscribed with different sutras. Longest: 10 inches (25.5 cm)

Six in circular form and one in rounded tapered square form, each featuring either landscapes, birds and flowers, or calligraphy by various artists including Wu Xu, and Wu Mingxun, ink and color on silk, all signed, multiple seals. Diameter of Each: 10 1/4 inches (26 cm) approximately

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800

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Paintings, Calligraphy and Books

9348 9346 After Qian Xuan (c.1235-1300): Landscape Ink and color on silk, framed. the upper right inscribed, with a signature ‘Yutan Qian Shunju,’ one seal. 41 1/4 x 14 1/2 inches (105 x 37 cm)

9346

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 9347

9347 Lin Liang (Circa 1416-1487): Eagles on Pine Tree 15th Century Hanging scroll, ink on silk, the upper right signed ‘Lin Liang,’ one seal reading ‘Yi Shan Tu Shu.’ 74 x 36 inches (188 x 91.5 cm)

Estimate: $10,000 / 15,000 9348 After Tang Yin (1470-1524): Mountainous Landscape Ink and color on silk, framed, the upper right inscribed, with a signature ‘Sutai Tang Yin,’ one seal. 48 x 26 inches (122 x 66 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 9349 In the Style of Wen Zhenming (14701559): Retreat Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, the upper left dated 1536, with a signature ‘Wen Zhengming,’ two seals. 43 1/2 x 12 inches (110.5 x 30.5 cm)

Estimate: $5,000 / 7,000 9350 In the Style of Wen Zhengming (14701550): Immortals Ink and color on silk, framed, the upper left inscribed, with a signature ‘Zhengming,’ one seal. 63 x 16 inches (160 x 40.5 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 9349

9350

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9351

9352

9353

9354

9355

9351 In the Style of Wen Zhengming (14701559): One Thousand Character Essay

9352 After Qiu Ying (1494-1552): Departing Official

9353 In the Style of Lu Zhi (1496-1576): Chrysanthemum

Hand scroll, ink on paper, the left side with a signature ‘Zhengming,’ two seals; titled to the right side, with a signature ‘Deng Wenyuan,’ dated 1923; one seal to the left side of mounting by Lu Hui. Essay: 159 1/2 x 10 inches (405 x 25.5 cm)

Ink and color on silk, framed, the lower right with a signature ‘Shifu Qiu Ying Zhi,’ one seal; the upper left with a colophon, dated 1803, signed ‘Wu Yangqi,’ one seal. 49 x 16 inches (124.5 x 40.5 cm)

Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk, the upper left with a signature ‘Lu Baoshan Xie,’ one seal. 19 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches (50 x 30 cm)

Estimate: $8,000 / 12,000

Estimate: $3,000 / 5,000

Deng Wenyuan is an aide of Chen Yi, an important political figure based in Sichuan province during the Republic Period. Deng is also famous for his calligraphy; Lu Hui (1851-1920) is a painter who is friends with Wu Dacheng, the noted 19th century scholar and collector of Chinese art.

9354 In the Style of Dong Qichang (15551636): Calligraphy

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Possibly Qing Dynasty Hanging scroll, ink on silk, the lower left with a signature ‘Qichang,’ three seals reading ‘XuanShang Zhai,’ ‘Taishi Shi,’ and ‘Dong Xuan Zai.’ 51 x 20 inches (129.5 x 51 cm)

Estimate: $4,000 / 6,000

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

9355 After Jiao Bingzhen (1606-c.1687): Figures on Boat Late Qing Dynasty Ink and color on paper, mounted, the lower left with a signature ‘Jiao Bingzhen,’ two seals. 23 1/4 x 44 1/2 (59 x 113 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000


9357

9356

9358

9356 Attributed to Tong Kai (17th Century): Doves and Flowers Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk, the lower right with a signature ‘Tong Kai,’ two seals. 90 x 38 3/4 inches (228.5 x 98.5 cm)

Estimate: $8,000 / 12,000

9357 In the Style of Wang Hui (1632-1720): Three Landscape Paintings Each painted in ink and color on silk, framed and glazed, one painting with a signature ‘Wang Hui,’ two seals; others with cropped seal marks. Largest: 12 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches (31 x 26.5 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000 Provenance: Tiburon private estate collection, 1960s.

9358 A Handscroll: Along the River During Qingming Ink and color on paper, the painting bearing a signature ‘Shifu Qiu Ying Zhi,’ one seal, another seal by collector; the colophon dated 1822, signed Zeng Xingren, six seals. Painting: 12 1/4 x 270 inches (31 x 686 cm)

Estimate: $4,000 / 6,000 9359

9359 After Hua Yan (1682-1756): Lady in Waiting Ink and color on silk, framed, the upper right with a signature ‘Xinluo Shanren,’ three seals. 33 3/4 x 15 1/2 inches (85.5 x 39.5 cm)

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800

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9360

Detail 9360

9360 Attributed to Yuan Ying (Active: 17651785): A Six-Panel Folding Screen Depicting a continuous landscape, ink and color on silk, the lower left wih a signature ‘Erfeng Yuan Ying,’ two seals. Each Panel: 68 x 26 3/4 (173 x 68 cm)

Estimate: $30,000 / 40,000 9361

9361 In the Style of Jiang Lian (Circa 18181850): Two Paintings of Scholars Each painted in ink and color on silk, framed and glazed, dated ‘Jichou,’ with a signature ‘Xianghu Jushi Jiang Lian,’ two seals. Each: 47 3/4 x 18 1/2 inches (121 x 47 cm)

Estimate: $7,000 / 9,000

9362 Attributed to Zuo Xihui (Late Qing Dynasty): Figures in Magnolia Garden Hanging scroll now mounted in a shadow box frame, ink and color on silk, unsigned, the lower left with one seal marked ‘Zuo Xihui Zhi Wanxiang.’ Painting Approximately: 28 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches (72.5 x 18.5 cm); Dimension of Shadow Box: 66 x 16 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches (167.5 x 41.5 x 7 cm)

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800

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9364

9363

9363 After Shen Zhenlin (Late Qing Dynasty): Two Beauties in a Boat Ink and color on silk, framed, with a signature ‘Shen Zhenlin,’ one seal. 32 1/2 x 17 3/4 inches (82.5 x 45 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 9364 A Panel of Rubbings and Miniature Paintings Late Qing Dynasty Ink and color on silk, framed and glazed, of four sections, each featuring rubbings of an archaic vessel and various panels, the second and fourth row with miniature paintings of different subjects, with signatures including, but not limited to ‘Ren Bonian,’ and ‘Shitian,’ painted seal marks. 32 x 30 1/2 inches (81.5 x 77.5 cm)

Estimate: $3,000 / 5,000 Provenance: Phineas Schwartz Collection.

9365 Anonymous: Star Gods and Attendants Ink and color on paper, framed. 63 x 34 inches (160 x 86.5 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

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9366 Chinese School: Domestic Scene Early 19th Century Oil on canvas, framed. 19 x 25 inches (48.3 x 63.5 cm)

Estimate: $12,000 / 18,000 Provenance: Ellsworth & Goldie, Ltd. New York, 1967, inventory number P-155. Collection of Mr. Robert Temliak. Private New York collection, 2004. Ellsworth & Goldie Ltd. was a premier New York gallery for Asian works of art during the 1960s and 70s. Pieces purchased from Ellsworth & Goldie have since been featured in esteemed museum collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, and the Kimball Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX. By the late 18th century, westerners had developed a fascination for the ‘exotic’ lifestyle of the Chinese. Thus, oil paintings depicting various Chinese social and domestic scenes were widely produced for export during the 19th century. Typically painted by skillful anonymous artists, these works offer excellent studies of Chinese architecture, furniture and leisure activities during this time period. A similar example of this lot is illustrated in The Decorative Arts of The China Trade by Carl L. Crossman, Suffolk, 1991, p. 159, pl. 75. Another example, depicting ladies within an interior setting, was sold in these rooms on December 18, 2011, lot 6402 for $12,870.

9366

Detail 9366 9367 Chinese School: Ladies Playing Cards Early 19th Century Oil on canvas, framed. 19 x 25 inches (48.3 x 63.5 cm)

Estimate: $12,000 / 18,000 Provenance: Ellsworth & Goldie, Ltd. New York, 1967, inventory number P-155. Collection of Mr. Robert Temliak. Private New York collection, 2004. Please see previous lot for additional information.

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9369

9368 After Zhang Binglin (1869-1936): Calligraphic Couplet Hanging scrolls, ink on paper, with a signature ‘Zhang Binglin,’ one seal. Each: 53 3/4 x 12 1/4 inches (136.5 x 31 cm) approximately

9368

Estimate: $800 / 1,200 9369 Xie Yousheng (Active: Republic Period): The Great Wall Set of four paintings depicting the four seasons, each painted in ink and color on paper, mounted, each with a title, dated 1981, signed ‘Xie Yousheng,’ two seals. Each: 10 x 12 1/2 inches (25.5 x 32 cm) approximately

Estimate: $3,000 / 4,000 9370 In the Style of Yu Youren (1879-1964): Calligraphic Couplet Hanging scrolls, ink on paper, with a signature ‘Youren,’ one seal. Each: 50 1/2 x 12 3/4 inches (128.5 x 32.5 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200 9371 After Yu Youren (1878-1964): Calligraphy Hanging scroll, ink on paper, the lower left inscribed ‘Weizhi laodi zheng,’ with a signature ‘Youren,’ one artist’s seal marked ‘Youren.’ 54 x 11 1/4 inches (137 x 29 cm)

Estimate: $2,500 / 3,500

9370

9371

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9374

9372

9372 Pu Ru (1896-1963): Scholar by the Cliff Ink on paper, framed and glazed, the upper right inscribed, signed ‘Xinyu,’ three seals. 21 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches (54.5 x 29 cm)

Estimate: $6,000 / 8,000 Provenance: Tiburon private estate collection, 1960s.

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9373

9373 Attributed to Pu Ru (1896-1963): Scholar by Pine Tree

9374 After Zhu Jizhan (1892-1996): Fruits and Flowers

Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, the upper left inscribed, with a signature ‘Pu Ru,’ three seals. 51 3/4 x 13 inches (131.5 x 33 cm)

Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, the upper right dated, with a signature ‘Zhu Jizhan, one seal. 52 1/4 x 18 1/2 inches (132.5 x 47 cm)

Estimate: $10,000 / 15,000

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Wang Lingwen, who was a student of Pu Ru.


9375 In the Style of Zhang Daqian (18991983): Beauty Ink and color on paper, framed and glazed, the left side inscribed, dated 1950, with a signature ‘Zhang Daqian,’ two seals. 31 x 16 inches (78 x 40.5 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

9376 Attributed to Xie Zhiliu (1910-1997): Flower and Butterfly Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, topped with a colophon, signed ‘Zhiliu,’ one seal; the lower right signed ‘Zhiliu,’ three seals. Painting: 14 3/4 x 15 inches (37.5 x 38 cm)

Estimate: $6,000 / 8,000 Published: Modern Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy from Important Private Collection Overseas (I), Hall of Treasure, No. 35.

9375

9377 Liu Haisu (1896-1994): Yellow Mountain

9376

Ink and color on paper, mounted, the upper right titled and dated 1988, signed ‘Liu Haisu,’ three seals. 27 x 54 inches (68.5 x 137 cm)

Estimate: $10,000 / 15,000 Published: Chinese Painting by Liu Haisu, edited by Mei Ling, p. 87.

9378 Wang Tianci (1914-1986): Shrimps Hanging scroll, ink on paper, the upper right titled and inscribed, signed ‘Huangshan Laoren,’ three seals. 26 x 17 1/2 inches (66 x 44.5 cm)

9377

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist in 1983.

9379 After Sun Yunsheng (1918-2000): A Winding River Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, the upper left inscribed, with a signature ‘Yunsheng Sun Jiarui,’ two seals. 26 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches (67.5 x 34.5 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

9378

9379

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9382

9380

9381

9380 After Sun Yunsheng (1918-2000): Landscape

9381 Wu Hao (b. 1930): Landscape

Ink and color on gold paper, framed and glazed, the lower left dated 1982, with a signature ‘Sun Yunsheng Jiarui,’ two seals. 34 1/4 x 19 inches (87 x 47.5 cm)

Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, the upper left titled, dated ‘Wuwu (1978),’ inscribed ‘in the manner of Zhu Derun (1294-1365),’ signed with two seals reading ‘Wu Hao’ and ‘Ciyuan.’ 37 1/2 x 17 inches (95 x 43 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800

9383

This painting is an attribution to a Yuan Dynasty master, Zhu Derun’s famous landscape painting ‘Linxia Minqing Tu.’ The Palace Museum in Taipei has the 14th Century original.

9382 A Set of Hardcover Books on the Chinese Art Collection from the National Palace Museum in Taiwan

9383 A Group of Ten Books on Jade, Ivory Carvings and Furniture

Twenty-five books in total, with text written in both English and Chinese, each with multiple color plates, published by the National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan, 1969-1974.

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,500

A full listing is available upon request.

9384

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

9384 A Complete Set of Three Sotheby’s Catalogues on the Edward Chow Collection Part One: Ming and Qing Porcelain, November 25th 1980; Part Two: Early Chinese Ceramics and Ancient Bronzes, December 16th 1980; Part Three: Ming and Qing Porcelains and Works of Art, May 19th 1981.

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800

9385 Three Books on Modern Chinese Paintings 1) Chang Dai-chien: A Retrospective Exhibition, by Renen-Yvon Lefebvre d’Argence, Center of Asian Art and Culture - The Avery Brundage Collection, San Francisco, 1972; 2) Wu Chang-shuo: Selected Masterpieces, by Hu K’ai-fan, Taipei, First Edition: 1982; 3) The Paintings of Chang Dai-chien, by National Museum of History, Taipei, Fourth Edition: 1986.

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

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9385


9386 A Rare Hardcover Book on Chinese Ceramics Titled ‘Chinese Ceramics in the West: A Compendium of Chinese Ceramic Masterpieces in European and American Collection,’ edited by Junkichi Mayuyama, published by Mayuyama & Co., 1960.

Estimate: $700 / 900 9387 A Group of Forty-Six of Auction Catalogues on Chinese Works of Art A full listing is available upon request.

9387

Estimate: $800 / 1,200 9388 A Complete Set of Three Sotheby’s Catalogues on the Edward Chow Collection

9386

Part One: Ming and Qing Porcelain, November 25th 1980; Part Two: Early Chinese Ceramics and Ancient Bronzes, December 16th 1980; Part Three: Ming and Qing Porcelains and Works of Art, May 19th 1981.

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,500 9389 A Group of Twenty-Three Christie’s Catalogues A full listing is available upon request.

Estimate: $700 / 900 9390 A Group of Twenty-One Sotheby’s Catalogues A full listing is available upon request.

Estimate: $700 / 900 9388

9389

9391 A Complete Set of Woodblock Prints ‘Beijing Jianpu’ Six volumes in total, featuring various painting genres of old and contemporary master painters, all in a foldable hardcover box, edited by Lu Xun and Zheng Zhenduo, published by Rongbaozhai Xinji, 1958. Each Book: 12 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches (31.5 x 21.5 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200 ‘Beijing Jianpu,’ originally named ‘Beiping Jianpu,’ was first edited and published by Lu Xun and Zheng Zhenduo in 1933. This 1958 version was lIimited to 300 copies only. ‘Jianpu’ is a collection of ‘shijian,’ the decorated paper for poem writing. Another two famous examples of ‘Jianpu’ would be ‘Shizhuzhai Jianpu’ and ‘Luoxuan Biangu Jianpu,’ both published in the late Ming dynasty.

9390

9391

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Japanese Works of Art 9396 Two Japanese Swords The first a katana with bronze tsuba, two gilt-bronze hilt ornaments, stingray leather binding, bronze pommel, and a black lacquered scabbard; the second a wakisashi with cast iron tsuba, stingray leather binding, bronze pommel, and a lacquer-painted scabbard, with a wood display stand. Longest: 38 inches (96.5 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

9396

9397 A Mixed Metal Seated Figure Signed Sehayasei, Meiji Period Depicting a seated male figure wearing a loose-fitting robe while preparing a tobacco pipe. Height: 7 inches (17.8 cm)

9397

Estimate: $1,800 / 2,400 9398 A Set of Three Japanese Carved Wood Figures 19th Century Each finely carved in relief to depict Confucius, Laozi (Lao-Tsu) and Shakyamuni Buddha, all shown wearing intricately detailed flowing robes and with a serene facial expression, the wood covered in a dark brown stain. Tallest: 26 inches (66 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

9399

Provenance: Acquired in New York in the 1930s. Virginia private estate collection, and thence by descent within the family to the present owner.

9398

9399 A Bronze Vase Meiji Period Decorated with metal inlay, including gilt, silver and bronze, to depict two dueling roosters, the base with an incised two-character mark reading ‘kanae ue’. Height: 8 3/8 inches (21.2 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 900 9400 An Imari Charger Meiji Period Painted to the interior with two overlapping fanshape panels, the front panel depicting Jurojin, the god of longevity, accompanied by his tortoise, the back panel depicting a crane flying in the vicinity of Mount Fuji and above pine trees and figures, the rim with a band of alternating maple leaves and stylized waves, the exterior featuring auspicious symbols, with an impressed mark reading Arita-yaki and an unintelligible single character mark. Diameter: 18 1/2 inches (47 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 900

9400 9401 An Imari Charger Meiji Period The interior featuring a coastal setting with a mountainous background, with a bearded male figure riding on a mythical tortoise in the middle of the ocean, the exterior with a continuous leafy scroll, the recessed base with a single-character mark. Diameter: 15 3/8 inches (39 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 900

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9401


9402 A Pair of Square-Form Satsuma Vases Signed Ryokuzan, Meiji Period Each delicately painted in enamel and gilt to the body with alternating scenes of figures and flowers, the shoulder portion decorated with a fine brocade pattern. Height: 7 inches (17.8 cm) each

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 9403

9403 A Satsuma Punch Bowl Meiji Period Without foliate rims, painted to the interior with a roundel featuring a pheasant amongst chrysanthemums and bamboo, below four gilt-painted medallions with various plants, all surrounded by a decorative ‘one hundred crane’ motif, the exterior executed in a similar style, the base with a gilt-painted Satsuma mark. Diameter: 16 1/4 inches (41.2 cm)

9402

Estimate: $800 / 1,200 9404 A Pair of Satsuma Vases Meiji Period Each of baluster form with S-shape handles and painted with historical figures, the entire vase with bands of various patterns and heightened by giltpainted details. Each Height: 18 3/4 inches (47.6 cm) approximately

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 9405 A Satsuma Vase

9404

9405

Meiji Period Painted throughout with a pair of pheasants perched on a maple tree and surrounded by several types of flowers, with geometric bands by the mouth and foot, the base with the mark ‘Satsuma’ in gilt. Height: 10 inches (25.4 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200 9406 A Pair of Satsuma Vases Signed Meiyamasei, Meiji Period Each of ovoid form with slightly flaring rims, decorated with two panels, one depicting figures, the other antiquities and flower arrangements, all surrounded with a ‘hundred deer’ theme decoration reserved on a brocade ground, with wood stands. Height: 7 inches (17.7 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 9407 A Rare Blue-Ground Satsuma Lidded Jar Signed Shuuyama, Meiji Period The baluster form vessel with chrysanthemum blossoms in between geometric bands painted in gilt, the lid of similar design, all reserved on a sky-blue ground. Height: 10 1/8 inches (25.7 cm)

9406

Estimate: $800 / 1,200 9407

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9409

9408

9408 Kano Kuninobu (1787-1840): Moonlit Lakeside Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk, the lower left signed ‘Hogen Sukekiyo,’ one seal reading ‘Kuninobu.’ 35 x 12 1/2 inches (89 x 31.5 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 Provenance: Purchased from Gumps c. 1961. ‘Hogen’ is a title given to established painters, of which Kano Kuninobu was awarded in 1831.

9409 Anonymous: A Hand Scroll of Paintings and Calligraphy Ink and color on paper, the scroll featuring multiple myths about the stone statue of Amida’nyolai in Gokoku-ji, titled to the far right. 14 3/4 inches x 64 feet 4 inches (37.5 cm x 19 m 30.5 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 Gokoku-ji, located in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, was built under the order of Keishoin, mother of Tsunayoshi Tokugawa.

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9410 9410 Anonymous: Mountains and Figures Meiji Period Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk, the upper left inscribed with a poem, dated ‘jinshin (1872)’, signed ‘Takeda Norio,’ three seals. 60 1/2 x 22 inches (153.5 x 56 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

9411 9411 Hoshuku Sakai (1878-?): Cranes and Pine Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk, the lower right signed ‘Hoshuku,’ two seals. 55 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches (141 x 52 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500


9414 9412

9413

9416

9415

9414 Chiura Obata (1885-1975): Thirteen Ink Studies 9417

Each painted in ink and color on paper. Largest: 7 1/2 x 23 inches (19 x 58.4 cm) approximately

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

9412 Choshu Isoda (1880-1947): Visiting Samurai Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk, the lower right signed ‘Choshu,’ one seal. 56 x 19 3/4 inches (142 x 50 cm)

Estimate: $700 / 900

Provenance: Inherited from one of Chiura Obata’s students. These paintings were reputedly given to the student as a gift from the artist.

Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk, the upper right inscribed, signed ‘Hakuin Shujin,’ four seals. 52 1/2 x 15 inches (133.5 x 38 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

Meiji Period Each mounted to a folding portfolio; the first depicting a ceremonial procession, the lower right signed ‘Yoshu Chikanobu,’ dated, publisher mark ‘Fukuda Hatsujiro’; the second featuring beauties, the lower left signed ‘Yoshu Chikanobu,’ dated, publisher mark ‘Takekawa Unokichi’; the third titled ‘Musical Competition of Beauties,’ the lower left signed ‘Yosai Nobukazu,’ sealed, dated, publisher mark ‘Nagamatsu Sakuguro’; the last showing beauties in play, titled, signed ‘Yosai Nobukazu,’ and sealed to the lower right, the lower left dated, publisher mark ‘Higuchi Gintaro.’ Portfolio: 15 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches (39.5 x 27 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,500 9415 Kobori Takugan Osho (b. 1931): Enso Ink on paper, the left side accompanied with inscription ‘Kore nan zo? (What is this?),’ signed, three seals. 12 x 20 3/4 inches (30.5 x 53 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200 9413 Hakuin Tanaka (1866-1934): Landscape

9416 Chikanobu Yoshu (1838-1932) and Nobukazu Yosai (1872-1944): Four Woodblock Print Triptychs

‘Enso’ is the circle symbol meaning ‘enlightenment’ in Zen Buddhism. Kobori Takugan Osho is the 18th abbot and consultant of Koho-an in Daitoku-ji, Kyoto. Osho is an honorific term for senior priest who is in charge of a temple.

9417 Chikanobu Yoshu (1838-1932): Three Woodblock Print Triptychs The first depicting beauties at a banquet, framed and glazed, the lower right signed ‘Yoshu Chikanobu,’ dated, publisher mark ‘Yokoyama Ryphachi’ to the left; the second featuring a line of men, pieced together, the lower right signed ‘Yoshu Chikanobu,’ one seal, dated, publisher mark ‘Fukuda Hatsujiro’; the last portraying beauties on a boat, the lower left signed ‘Yoshu Chikanobu.’ Framed: 13 1/2 x 28 inches (34.5 x 71 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

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9418

9419

9420 9418 Yoshitoshi Tsukioka (1839-1892) and Toshiaki Yusai (1864-1921): Three Woodblock Print Triptychs Meiji Period Each mounted to a foldable portfolio; the first two titled ‘Eight Views from Fine Tales of Warriors,’ one signed ‘Ikkasai Yoshitoshi,’ one seal; the other signed ‘Tsukioka Yoshitoshi,’ one seal; the third depicting two warriors, signed ‘Toshiaki’ to the lower right, dated, publisher mark ‘Higuchi Gintaro’ to the lower left. Portfolio: 15 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches (39.5 x 27 cm)

9421

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 9419 HelenHyde(1868-1919):TwoWoodblock Prints The first depicting a canal scene with figures, mounted, signed and dated 1908, one seal; the second depicting a mother and child in an interior setting, framed and glazed, signed and dated 1905. Larger: 17 x 11 (43.2 x 27.9 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000 9420 Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950): Two Woodblock Prints Both depicting buildings in the wood, framed and glazed, signed and sealed at the lower corner of scene. Each: 14 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches (37 x 24 cm) approximately

Estimate: $700 / 900 Provenance: Tiburon private estate collection, 1960s.

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9422

9421 Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950): Four Woodblock Prints Each framed and glazed, with the artist’s name and title in English to the bottom margin, the first titled ‘Farm House,’ dated 1946; the second ‘Waiting for the Tide,’ dated 1930; the third ‘Chikugo River,’ dated 1927; the last ‘Jami Mashid, Delhi,’ dated 1931. Last: 14 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches (37 x 24 cm)

Estimate: $2,000 / 3,000

9422 Kawase Hasui (1883-1957): Lake Towada Published 1953, Watanabe Studio Woodblock print, with the artist’s name and title in English to the bottom margin, signed and sealed at the lower right of scene. 10 1/8 x 15 inches (25.7 x 38.1 cm)

Estimate: $500 / 700 Lots 9422 - 9425 are seven of twelve prints originally compiled together in a hanging calendar format.


9424

9423

9426

9423 Kawase Hasui (1883-1957): Two Woodblock Prints Published 1953, Watanabe Studio The first print titled ‘Enoshima Island’; the second print titled ‘Ueno Park, Tokyo’; with the artist’s name and title printed in English to the bottom margins, both signed and sealed at the lower corner of scene. Each: 10 1/8 x 15 inches (25.7 x 38.1 cm)

9424 Kawase Hasui (1883-1957): Two Woodblock Prints Published 1953, Watanabe Studio The first print titled ‘Skirt of Mt. Fuji’; the second print titled ‘Nara’; with the artist’s name and title printed in English to the bottom margins, both signed and sealed at the lower corner of scene. Each: 10 1/8 x 15 inches (25.7 x 38.1 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 Lots 9422 - 9425 are seven of twelve prints originally compiled together in a hanging calendar format.

Estimate: $800 / 1,200 Lots 9422 - 9425 are seven of twelve prints originally compiled together in a hanging calendar format.

9426 A Set of Japanese Woodcut Reference Books Comprising eleven volumes in four foldable hardcover boxes titled Ukiyo-Fuzoku Yamato Nishikie (Japanese Color print in Ukiyo Style) by Goyo Hashiguchi, published by Japanese Fuzoku-Zue Publication Society, 1917. Each Book: 14 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches (37 x 26 cm)

Estimate: $1,200 / 1,800

9425

9427 Various Artists: Four Woodblock Prints a) Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950): Yashaka Shrine, the left margin titled and dated 1935, bottom margin titled and signed in English. b) Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950): Gion Shrine Gate, the left margin titled and dated 1935, bottom margin titled and signed in English. c) Kawase Hasui (1883-1957): Chionin Temple, the bottom margin titled and dated 1933. d) Tomikichiro Tokuriki (1902-2000): Ukai in Nagaragawa, Gifu, No. 2, the right margin titled and dated 1953, publisher mark ‘Kyoto Hanga’in (Kyoto Woodblock Print Institute).’ First Three Prints: 14 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches (37 x 24 cm); Fourth Print: 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches (39.5 x 26.5 cm)

9427 9425 Kawase Hasui (1883-1957): Two Woodblock Prints Published 1953, Watanabe Studio The first print titled ‘Himeji Castle’; the second print titled ‘Chusonji Temple’; with the artist’s name and title printed in English to the bottom margins, both signed and sealed at the lower corner of scene. Each: 10 1/8 x 15 inches (25.7 x 38.1 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500 Lots 9422 - 9425 are seven of twelve prints originally compiled together in a hanging calendar format.

Estimate: $1,000 / 1500 Provenance: Tiburon private estate collection, 1960s.

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Other Asian Works of Art

9432

9431

9431 A Massive Indian Painting Painted with polychrome pigments depicting an ornately dressed figures flanked by additional figures within a garden courtyard, framed by rectangular figural reserves, the bottom lined with a row of sheep, framed and glazed. 91 1/2 x 85 1/2 inches (232.4 x 217.2 cm)

Estimate: $1,500 / 2,000 9432 Four Persian Miniature Manuscript Leaves Each painted in gilt and gouache on paper, three with calligraphy in black ink framing the image; all reversed by calligraphy. Largest: 10 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches (26 x 16 cm)

Estimate: $800 / 1,200

9433 9433 A Thai Silver-Mounted Animal Skull The lower jaw mounted with two silver repousse plates depicting a dancer amidst scrolling clouds, the center of the lower jaw with a silver mount, the eye and nose sockets with fitted silver inserts. Length: 12 1/2 inches (31.7 cm)

Estimate: $1,000 / 1,500

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Marks, Seals and Signatures

9019

9024

9061

9063

9072

9122

9126

9127

9129

9130

9131

9132

9133

9134

9141

9143

9144

9145

9146

9147

9149

9152

9183

9245

9247

9249

9253

9254

9255

9258

9262

9263

9264

9265

9266

9267

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Marks, Seals and Signatures

9268

9269

9270

9271

9272

9273

9274

9274

9278

9279

9280

9281

9282

9283

9284

9290

9290

9291

9293

9293

9294

9297

9299

9300

9301

9303

9304

9305

9305

9306

9307

9307

9308

9309

9310

9310

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Marks, Seals and Signatures

9310

9310

9311

9312

9312

9312

9313

9313

9313

9314

9315

9321

9324

9324

9325

9326

9327

9329

9331

9333

9334

9336

9397

9399

9400

9401

9402

9403

9405

9406

9407

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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 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 first-come, 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 # 70044066 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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ENDANGERED OR PROTECTED SPECIES Property that contains any percentage of material made or potentially made from endangered and/or other protected species of wildlife are, as a courtesy, marked in the catalogue with the symbol “ * ”. Michaan’s Auctions does not accept any responsibility or liability for failing to mark such lots. Such material includes, but is not limited to, ivory, tortoise shell, crocodile skin, whalebone, rhinoceros horn, some species of coral and certain woods. Prospective buyers are advised that several countries completely prohibit importation of property made, all or in part, of proscribed materials. Some countries require special permits, such as a CITES permit, from the relevant regulating authority in the countries of exportation and importation as well. Potential buyers intending to import the property into another country should be familiar with the relevant customs laws and regulations prior to bidding on property containing wildlife material. Regulations may vary as the U.S. prohibits importation of articles containing material(s) from species it has designated endangered or threatened if the articles are less than 100 years old. It shall be the potential buyer’s sole responsibility to research and satisfy the requirements of any laws and regulations that apply to the import and export of property as described in the aforementioned paragraphs. Prospective buyers must also note that the inability or delay in obtaining permits, licenses or other permissions to import or export property containing potentially regulated wildlife material will not constitute a basis for rescission or cancellation of the sale of said property or the delay in payment of purchased items in accordance with the Conditions of Sale. No Guarantee of Authenticity for Chinese Paintings Currently, scholarship in the field of Chinese paintings precludes the ability to provide unqualified statements or opinions as to Authorship or date of execution. The terms for RESCISSION in the Conditions of Sale, (as set out on our internet site and in our catalogues) does not apply to Chinese paintings. However, if within twenty (20) days of the sale of any such lot, the original purchaser provides Michaan’s with both written notice that the lot is a forgery, and within seven (7) days after written notice, said purchaser returns the lot to us in the same condition as when sold and demonstrates to our satisfaction that the lot is a forgery, Michaan’s will rescind the sale and refund the purchase price received to the original purchaser. “Forgery” for the

purposes of this provision, is defined as a work created with the intent to deceive.

piece is, in our opinion, of the period indicated with no major alterations or restorations.

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:

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.

Giovanni Bellini: In our opinion a work by the artist. When the artist’s forename(s) is not known, a series of asterisks, followed by the surname of the artist, whether preceded by an initial or not, indicates that in our opinion the work is by the artists named.

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.

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

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

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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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