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Asian Art Auction Monday 3 December 2012 at 6pm View Saturday 1 December from 11am - 5pm Sunday 2 December from 11am - 5pm Monday 3 December from 10am - 12 Noon Specialist Anthony Wu 416 847 6185 aw@waddingtons.ca Client Services / Administrator Yvonne Li 416 847 6195 yl@waddingtons.ca Consultant Anthony Lee 416 847 6185 Intern Shasha Liu 416 847 6185

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Japanese Works of Art | Lot 1 – 69


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1 Three Ivory Netsukes, 19th/20th Century Includes a mask of an old man, a mask of Hannya, and two sumo wrestlers, tallest height 2.8” — 7 cm., each signed Est. $400/600 2 Five Ivory Carved Netsukes Includes a monkey, a skull, a rat, a bird, and a boy with mask TOGETHER WITH an ivory cane handle, longest length 4.1” — 10.5 cm. Est. $300/400

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3 Five Ivory Carved Netsukes Includes an elephant, Fukurojin, a dog, a dragon, and a man holding a mallet, tallest height 3.9” — 10 cm. Est. $400/600

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4 Five Ivory Carved Netsukes Includes a skull study, a shishi, a demon drum, a dog, and a resting scholar, tallest height 2.4” — 6 cm. Est. $400/600 5 Five Ivory Carved Netsukes Includes a nursing mother, a Dutchman, Hotei, a man with pipe, and two dogs playing, tallest height 3.9” — 10 cm. Est. $400/600 6 Ivory Netsuke of a Woman, Late 19th Century The lady dressed in simple robes holding a fan, height 1.6” — 4 cm. Est. $600/800

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7 Ivory Netskue of a Man and Oni, Late 19th Century With the oni crouched at his feet, the figure standing with one arm lifted and holding a bowl in his other hand, height 2.2” — 5.5 cm. Est. $600/800

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8 Ivory Netsuke of a Skull, Late 19th Century Carved with a snake coiled and resting on the top of the skull, height 1.7” — 4.3 cm. Est. $500/700 9 Stag Horn Netsuke of a Large Monkey, Early 19th Century Holding a branch of fruit in one hand and scratching its head with the other, height 2.4” — 6 cm. Est. $800/1,200 10 Ivory Netsuke of a Cat, Late 19th Century Curled in a ball with its tail tucked between its hind legs, the front paws raised, length 2” — 5 cm. Est. $1,000/1,500

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11 Ivory Netsuke of a Rakan Mountain, Late 19th Century Carved in the round with twelve figures surrounding a sinuous dragon, height 2” — 5 cm. Est. $600/800

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12 Ivory Netsuke of an Umbrella Bakemono, 19th Century Rendered in the form of an umbrella with a large eye and tongue, the figure wearing shoes, height 3.9” — 10 cm. Est. $800/1,200 13 Ivory Netsuke of the Twelve Zodiac Animals, Early 20th Century Of oval shape, the twelve animals carved in the round and climbing upon one another, width 2.8” — 7 cm. Est. $400/600 14 Stag Horn Netsuke of a Foreigner, 19th Century Dressed in a wide brimmed hat and scarves holding a large sword in one hand, height 3.1” — 8 cm. Est. $1,200/1,500

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17 Boxwood Okimono of Two Men, 19th Century With one figure massaging the shoulders of the other, height 2” — 5 cm. Est. $600/800 18 Ivory Okimono of a Chicken Farmer, Circa 1900 The figure carrying a bundle of wood swung across his back with a rooster resting on top, one hand holding a basket containing three chicks, height 7.5” — 19 cm.

18 15 Ivory Netsuke of a Sennin, 18th/19th Century In long draping robes with a pouch on one shoulder, the figure resting his chin against one hand, the other rubbing the back of his head, height 3.2” — 8.2 cm.

Est. $400/600 19 Wood and Ivory Buddha, Early 20th Century With pendulous ears framing the soft face, the Buddha with tight whorls of hair and serene expression, seated cross-legged with a small dragon rising out of an alms bowl. Wood stand, height 18.1” — 46 cm. Est. $700/900

Est. $1,200/1,500 16 Boxwood Netsuke of Three Monkeys, 19th Century Each of the monkeys seated back-to-back with their hands clasped over their faces representing “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”, width 1.4” — 3.5 cm.

20 Five Ivory Okimono of Musicians, Early 20th Century Each dressed in patterned robes with their tinted black hair fastened with pins and a flower, two ladies holding a fan, one with a flute, one a traditional guitar, one a drum TOGETHER WITH an acrylic display case, tallest height 5.5” — 14 cm., signed Senshu

Est. $1,500/2,000

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21 Large Tinted Ivory Vase, Circa 1900 The exterior carved in high relief with a tinted scene of an elderly couple beneath a pine tree, a crane and tortoise nearby, scrolling clouds form a border along the rim. With silver mounts along the top and affixed to stand, ivory height 15.7” — 40 cm. Est. $2,000/3,000 22 Ivory Parasol Handle, 19th Century With a group of five rats carved along the top, each with inlaid glass bead eyes, height 5.3” — 13.5 cm. Est. $400/600 23 Stag Antler Parasol Handle, 19th Century Carved in the round with two rats perched on a rocky ledge, height 6.1” — 15.5 cm. Est. $300/400

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A Toronto Collection of Portable Pipe Cases and Related Items (lots 24 - 29)

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24 Stag Antler Portable Pipe Case, Kiseruzutsu, 19th Century Carved with a continuous scene along the exterior depicting two figures beneath a pine tree. With brass mounted pipe, height 8.7” — 22 cm. Est. $400/600 25 Boxwood Kiseruzutsu and Tonkotsu, 19th Century Of oblong shape, the kiseruzustsu incised with a basket of flowers amongst rockery and joined to the tonkotsu with a small piece of rope and single cloisonne bead, the pebble-shaped tonkotsu depicting an idyllic landscape kiseruzutsu height 6.3” — 16 cm. Est. $400/600

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26 Mixed Wood Kiseruzutsu and Tonkotsu, 19th Century Modeled in the form of Kappa, the kiseruzutsu carved as the mythical sprite wearing a sara on its head used for holding water, the tonkotsu depicting the Buddhist monk Daruma. With brass mounted pipe, kiseruzutsu height 8.3” — 21 cm. Est. $400/600 27 Wood Kiseruzutsu and Tonkotsu, 19th Century The kiseruzutsu of long, slender form and rendered as a sprig of lingzhi with a single ladybug resting near the top of the shaft, the tonkotsu mimicking a section of tree trunk, both joined together with a section of rope and a wood-carved bead. With brass mounted pipe, kiseruzutsu height 7.9” — 20 cm. Est. $300/400

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28 Stag Antler Kiseruzutsu and Wood Tonkotsu, 19th Century Of pebble form, the tonkotsu carved with tanuki, a Japanese raccoon dog, along one side, an inscription on the other, the kiseruzutsu of slender form with a pair of plump birds to the base, kiseruzutsu height 7.3” — 18.5 cm. Est. $400/600 29 Wood and Shibayama Knife Case, Early 20th Century Shibayama style inlays depicting various forms of insects, height 9.4” — 24 cm. Est. $300/400 30 Black Lacquer Five-Case Inro, 19th Century A takamakie scene of an abandoned treasure cart on a gold ground with silver inlays, the bottom two cases fitted with a silver box and cover TOGETHER WITH a 19th Century boxwood netsuke of an old man with peach, inro height 3.3” — 8.5 cm.

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31 Magnificent Lacquer and Inlay Cabinet, 19th Century Finely lacquered in gold hiramaki-e and hirame and decorated with a garden scene including sparrows, peonies, chrysanthemum, and baskets of blooming flora along the hinged doors which open to reveal a splendid landscape rendered in gold takamaki-e and hiramaki-e against a roiro ground, the interior bearing five individual pull-out drawers with a larger compartment beneath, floral bursts, dragon and phoenix medallions worked in nashiji, fundame and hirame complete the remaining sides while a pair of phoenixes decorate the arched top, 11.4” x 8.7” x 4.3” — 29 x 22 x 11 cm. Est. $10,000/15,000 Provenance: Acquired by the owner’s grandfather while visiting Japan in the 1880’s, thence by descent within the family. The box moved to Ottawa from Muenster, Germany in 1953.

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Note: Lacquer ware has a long and rich history in Japanese art. The works can be grouped into one of three distinct styles, which include the classic or aristocratic, neo-classical or town studio style, and Shibayama or inlay style. The Shibayama style drew inspiration from a variety of resources including early works of Japanese art from the Edo period as well as Chinese export furniture, both of which incorporated shell, ivory, and other materials in their work. As in the present example, the Shibayama style was highly ornamental and relied primarily on floral motifs, birds, and human figures for decoration. The combination of the meticulously rendered inlaid scenes against the brilliant metallic ground became increasingly popular throughout the Meiji period and works from this time are highly coveted.

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32 Gilt Lacquered Wood Jizo, 18th Century Seated on a viswapadmasana (double lotus pedestal), the figure of the Boddhisattra Ksitigarbha in the lalita asana pose with one leg resting in his lap, the other pendant, his soft face with serene expression framed by pendulous earlobes, height 14.8” — 37.5 cm. Est. $600/800 33 Wood Carved Tanuki Censer, 19th Century The seated badger holding a round bowl lined with metal. Wood base, height 16.5” — 42 cm. Est. $300/400 34 Pair of Polychromed Wood Buddhist Lions, Shishi, 18th/19th Century Both in a crouched position with a flaming pendant resting between their front paws, a circular section carved along the torso, the mythical beasts possibly functioned as lamp bases, length 18.7” — 47.5 cm. Est. $300/400 35 Polychromed Lacquered Wood Gigaku Mask, 18th/19th Century Depicting konron the ugly dark man with fierce expression, sharp fangs, and protruding veins, the interior lined with cloth, height 10.2" — 26 cm. Est. $1,000/1,500

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Exhibited: Gigaku is an ancient dance drama introduced from Korea to Japan during the 7th century. There are typically fifteen characters involved in the ‘silent mime’ dance accompanied with musical instruments. Gigaku was performed extensively near temples and shrines in order to promote Buddhist principles, but was no longer commonly practiced by the 10th century.

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36 Pine Step Chest, Kaidan Tansu, 19th Century Of three sections with pull-out drawers on either side, each with a lock, iron mounts, a sliding panel to the front, together with cabinet keys. Stand, 67.7” x 66.1” x 20.1” — 172 x 168 x 51 cm. Est. $600/800 37 Tinted Wood Monkey Keman Panel, 19th Century The gilt frame of reishi-form surrounding a scene carved in openwork to depict the three wise monkeys, illustrating the proverbial principle, “hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil”, width 22.8” — 58 cm. Est. $400/600 38 Straw Rain or Snow Cape, Mino, 19th Century The cape of plaited straw fibre, height 55.9” — 142 cm. Est. $800/1,200

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39 39 Boys’ Days Ningyo of Emperor Ojin, 19th Century Carrying a fan in one hand, the imposing figure in elaborate robes and armour, a sword swung to one side, height 16.9” — 43 cm. Est. $400/600

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Note: Also known as Homutawake or Homudawake, Emperor Ojin was the 15th emperor of Japan and is thought to have ruled between 270 to 310 AD. 40 Boys’ Day Ningyo of Yoshitsune and Attendant, 18th Century Seated and wearing military regalia, the general with a stern expression, in a pose of concentration TOGETHER WITH a young bald headed attendant carrying a Genji white banner, tallest height 16.9” — 43 cm. Est. $800/1,200 Note: Minamoto no Yoshitsune (1159-1189) was general of the Minamoto clan during the 12th century, covering the late Heian and early Kamakura period. Although Yoshitsune died a young man, he is revered as one of the greatest and most popular warriors of the time and is often depicted in both traditional and popular arts. 41 Boys’ Day Ningyo of Takeda Shingen and General Yamamoto Kansuke, 19th Century Dressed in heavy armour and a helmet, Takeda Shingen seated and holding a fan while General Yamamoto Kansuke approaches on horseback with the reigns in one hand, a samurai sword the other, tallest height 11.8” — 30 cm. Est. $300/400 Note: Both Takeda Shingen and General Yamamoto Kansuke are important figures in 16th century Japanese military history. Shingen, an influential daimyo (territorial lord) led several battles and expansions during Japan’s feudal area, most notably into the Totomi, Mikawa, and Mino Provinces in 1572. Yamamoto Kansuke, formally known as Haruyuki, was one of Takeda Shingen’s most trusted Twenty-Four Generals. With a notable military career, Kansuke died in combat during the fourth Battle of Kawanakajima.

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42 Monumental Bronze Censer, Circa 1900-1920 Cast in six sections with the main body containing two large medallions of phoenixes and pheasants, all flanked by two handles mounted by the god of literature and raised on a multi-tiered pedestal containing rows of dragons and mythical beasts on an ocean ground, the cover with high relief casting of a dragon carp and two small dragons, height 56.3” — 141 cm. Est. $2,000/3,000 43 Nanbu Kettle, Tetsubin, 19th Century With a large curving handle and rounded spout emerging from the domed body covered in pointed rivets, all supported on a tapering foot, tomobako, height 15” — 38 cm., diameter 12.6” — 32 cm. Est. $1,600/2,000 44 Large Cloisonné Enamel Charger, 19th Century Depicting birds amongst seasonal florals, all on a blue ground, diameter 23.6” — 60 cm. Est. $1,500/2,000

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45 45 Bronze Figure of Seated Kannon, Circa 1900 Cast in three parts with Kannon seated on a rocky ledge and dressed in heavy robes, a long floating scarf wrapping around her shoulders, all raised on a waisted pedestal with cabriolet legs, height 18.5” — 47 cm. Est. $1,500/2,000 46 Archaistic Bronze Censer, 19th Century The flat rim raised by a recessed neck decorated with archaistic patterns floating above the tapering rectangular-form body, the whole supported on four cabriolet legs, each adorned by monster-head masks above, a pair of cloud-form handles to either side of the bulging shoulder, height 10" — 25.4 cm. Est. $1,000/1,500 47 Silver Samurai Helmet Inkwell, 19th Century Rendered in the form of a samurai helmet, the base as a three-tiered wide rim, the domed lid with vertical rivet bands and a small beastform head, height 2.6” — 6.5 cm., 4.9 oz. — 151 grams Est. $800/1,200

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48 Shunko (1743-1812) MATSUMOTO KOSHIRA IV AS YAMAKAWAYA GIHEI, CIRCA 1793, Hosoban, 11” x 5.5” — 28 x 14 cm.

50 Hiroshige (1797-1858) FAMOUS PLACES OF THE EASTERN CAPITAL, CIRCA 1840, Oban triptych featuring the complete map of Kasumigaseki, each sheet 14.2” x 9.8” — 36 x 25 cm.

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49 Hiroshige (1797-1858) HACHIMAN SHRINE, Oban yoko-e. Framed, 9.8” x 14.8” — 25 x 37.5 cm.

51 Seven Woodblock Prints, 19th Century Each oban format and by Hiroshige, Eizan, Kunisada, Toyokuni and Sadafusa(?). Framed, 14.6” x 9.8” — 37 x 25 cm.

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53 52 Kuniyoshi (1797-1862) VIEWING OF THE JIZO-BOSATSU STATUE AT HASHIBA, Oban tate-e from the ‘Eastern Capital’ series, 9.6” x 14.3” — 24.3 x 36.4 cm. Est. $300/400 53 Kiyoshi Saito (1907-1997) MIROKU, 1960, Modern woodblock print, titled, dated, numbered 37/200 in pencil. Framed, 21.3” x 15.6” — 54 x 39.5 cm.

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Est. $400/600 54 Kiyoshi Saito (1907-1812) FARM HOUSE KYOTO, 1964, Modern woodblock print, titled, numbered 97/100 and dated 1964, 17.9” x 24” — 45.5 x 61 cm.

55 Kiyoshi Saito (1907-1997) CAT, Modern woodblock print, 17.3” x 11.4” — 44 x 29 cm. Est. $600/800

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58 56 Tetsuya Nobu (1940- ) TWO SILKSCREENS, The first DIARY: APRIL 13th ‘80, numbered 105/130; the second DIARY: SEPT 1ST ‘81, numbered 11/140, both titled, dated and signed in pencil, with a stamp of the artist’s fingerprint in red ink, 19.3” x 12.6” — 49 x 32 cm. Est. $600/800 57 Japanese School FOUR HANGING SCROLLS, Each ink on paper, largest 44.1” x 16.1” — 115 x 29 cm. Est. $300/400 Provenance: The Estate of Dr. Ruth K Beecroft, acquired with her husband, an American diplomat, during the 1940’s and 1950’s in East Asia, thence by descent within the family. 58 Japanese School TWO PANEL ‘NOH’ FOLDING SCREEN OF THE ELDERLY PINE SPIRITS ‘TAKASAGO’, Ink and colour on gold paper. Framed, 26.8” x 27.6” — 68 x 70 cm. Est. $300/400

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60 Massive Satsuma Tripod Censer, Signed Hotoda, Circa 1900 The body of tapering ovoid shape with a pair of vertically oriented handles emerging from the rounded shoulders, continuously decorated with Japanese deities and arhats, TOGETHER WITH a wood stand, the apron with reticulated designs of scrolling vines, the top with a stylized chrysanthemum mon (family crest or emblem), diameter 18.3” — 46.5 cm., base marked Satsuma Hotoda Est. $2,000/3,000 61 Large Satsuma Censer and Cover, Late 19th Century With flattened handles dramatically rising from the neck of the globular body supported on three paw-form feet, depictions of monks and scholars decorate the exterior alongside floral and brocade patterns and dragon medallions, a figure of seated Kannon on the lid as the finial, height 20.9” — 53 cm. Est. $4,000/6,000 62 Satsuma Censer and Silver Cover, Late 19th Century Of rounded-form with three foliate reserves each depicting a phoenix and set against a delicate diaper ground, a central band of scrolling vines and lotus bursts surrounding the waist TOGETHER WITH a silver cover decorated with a floral motif, censer diameter 4.9” — 12.5 cm., 1.8 oz. — 57 grams Est. $1,200/1,500 63 Small Kutani Porcelain Censer, 19th Century Raised on four short cloud-form feet and an exterior covered in a simple diaper ground, the cover with a shishi finial, length 4.3” — 11 cm.

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64 Large Fukugawa Charger, 19th Century With central florals surrounded by a band of brocade, diameter 18.2” — 46.2 cm. Est. $600/800 65 Fukugawa Fluted Bowl, 19th Century The body densely decorated with a village scene and flora, with gilt highlights throughout, diameter 8.3” — 21.2 cm.

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Est. $400/600 66 Group of Imari ‘Black Ship’ Porcelain Wares, 19th Century Includes two bowls and covers and a large bowl, all decorated with Dutch figures and their ‘black ships’, largest diameter 7.1” — 18 cm. Est. $400/600

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67 Imari Hexagonal Bowl, Early 19th Century The cavetto with a scene of two boys beneath a tree contained within a cloud form border, length 14” — 35.5 cm. Est. $600/800 68 Pair Blue and White Dishes, 19th Century Of foliate-form, the moulded interior with an elderly scholar sitting by a pond filled with lotuses, diameter 9.6” — 24.5 cm. Est. $200/400 69 Porcelain Umbrella Stand, Circa 1900 With a pair of moulded ring handles and floriform reserves adorning opposing sides on a yellow ground, height 30.3” — 77 cm. Est. $300/400

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Korean Works of Art | Lot 70 – 84


70 Jisik Sanup Publications Co. MASTERPIECES OF KOREAN PAINTING, VOLUMES I & II, Seoul, 1973. Each volume containing thirty folios with tipped in collotype reproductions of famous Yi Dynasty paintings, with Korean and English descriptions and table of contents. All in a blue cloth board clam shell portfolio with ties, and original cardboard boxes, 20.9” x 15.7” x 2.4” — 53 x 40 x 6 cm. Est. $500/700 71 Eight Panel Painted Screen, 19th Century With two panels mounted in each frame and depicting a procession within the Shenyang Palace including foreign dignitaries, each frame 64.4” x 40.6” x 1.8” — 163.5 x 103 x 4.5 cm. Est. $2,000/3,000

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72 Bamboo Brushpot, 19th Century The well hollowed body carved in high relief along the front with a ferocious dragon emerging from between scrolling clouds, height 5.3” — 13.5 cm. Est. $1,500/2,000

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73 Copper Red Decorated Porcelain Jar, Late Joseon Dynasty, 19th Century With eight sides and raised on a small foot, the grey body decorated with plum blossom and branches, height 7.7” — 19.5 cm. Est. $2,000/3,000 74 Wood Display Cabinet, Early 20th Century Rectangular shaped with several compartments along the front, supported on rounded feet mimicking the shape of the everted flanges mounted with metal caps decorated with prunus and bamboo flanking the flat top, pull handles to the sides, 38.2” x 57.1” x 16.5” — 97 x 145 x 42 cm. Est. $600/800

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78 76 Blue Ground Thangka of Vajrapani, Tibet, 19th Century Gold and coloured pigment on silk. Framed, 27.2” x 17.7” — 69 x 45 cm. Est. $500/1,000

76 75 Seated Bronze Figure of the 13th Dalai Lama, Tibet, Early 20th Century In a cross-legged position, the serene figure performing dhyana asana, height 5.1” — 13 cm. Est. $400/600

77 Malwa School RAGAMALA SCENE OF BANGALI RAGA, MID 17TH CENTURY, Pigment on card, 7.1” x 5.1” — 18 x 13 cm. Est. $300/400 78 Company School OLD FORT, 19TH CENTURY, Watercolour on paper. Framed, 6.3” x 9.8” — 16 x 25 cm. Est. $300/400

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79 Vijayanagar-Style Bronze Figure of Vishnu, 19th Century or Earlier The crowned figure standing on a circular waisted pedestal, performing the abhaya mudra with one hand lifted and fingers extending upwards, the other in varada postion, palm facing outwards and fingers pointed down, his exterior hands carrying ritual objects including a chakra (wheel) and conch, height 12.6” — 32 cm. Est. $1,500/2,000 80 Three Buddha Heads, South East Asia Carved from wood, alabaster, and sandstone, tallest height 10.2” — 26 cm.

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Est. $300/400 81 Java School LARGE BATIK OF DEITIES, Tempera and wax-resist dyeing on cloth. Framed, 72.4” x 43.3” — 184 x 110 cm. Est. $300/400

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Chinese Export Silver from the Estate of Aage Rasmussen, Denmark (lots 82-88) Aage Rasmussen was a marine engineer from Aarhus Denmark and worked with the East Asiatic Company in China from the early 20th century until he died in Shanghai in 1939. His wife and two children did not leave China until 1949. The silver pieces were passed down through the family to the current owners who reside in British Columbia.

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82 Export Silver Three Piece Tea Set Includes a creamer, sugar bowl and teapot, each with relief dragon design and bamboo-form handles, longest length 9.8” — 25 cm., 33.9 oz. — 1054 grams, Wongkee (?) silver hallmark Est. $1,500/2,500 83 Export Silver Bread Tray, Circa 1900 Of oval-form with pierced prunus flower sides, length 13.2” — 33.5 cm., 13.7 oz. — 426 grams, C.J. & Co. silver marks Est. $600/800

84 84 Large Export Silver Cigar Box, Early 20th Century With a fierce dragon covering both the front and back of the box, the interior plated gold and inscribed ‘Presented by 2nd Group Russian Firemen Shanghai 1928’. With monogram ‘AR’ (Aage Rasmussen), 5.2” x 3.9” x 1.4” — 13.3 x 10 x 3.5 cm., 9.1 oz. — 282 grams, Hung Chong silver marks, Canton and Shanghai c. 1860-1930 Est. $800/1,200 85 Export Silver Compote, Early 20th Century The wide shallow bowl with serpentine handles raised on a slender stemmed base, height 9.3” — 23.5 cm., 12 oz. — 372 grams, Kwan Ho silver mark, circa 1880-1920 Hong Kong Est. $1,000/1,200

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86 Two Export Silver Cigar Holders, Early 20th Century The first an oval tray with ingot holder; the second comprised of a Xuantong mark and period coin mounted as a dish with three Guangxu mark and period coins used as holders, longest diameter 4.5” — 11.5 cm., 5.2 oz. — 161 grams, round dish with Zeesung silver marks, Shanghai; larger dish marked ‘silver’ Est. $300/400

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87 Six Silver Dishes, Late Qing Dynasty Each formerly a silver coin mounted as a dish with bamboo borders, four coins Guangxu mark and period (1875-1908), two coins Xuantong mark and period (1908-1911), dishes diameter 3.3” — 8.5 cm., 11.3 oz. — 351 grams, Wai Kee silver marks

88 Ten Export Silver Pieces, Early 20th Century Includes four miniature goblets (marked Zeeshun, Wingon, WH, one unidentifiable); a cup and sugar (both marked WH); a napkin ring (marked WH); a salt shaker (marked WH); a small tripod container (marked WH); and a lidded container (marked WH), longest length 5.9” — 15 cm., 18.8 oz. — 585 grams

Est. $600/800

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89 Export Silver Card Case, 19th Century The front with scene of figures in a village, the reverse with a ferocious dragon, 4.1” x 2.8” x 0.4” — 10.5 x 7 x 1 cm., 2.9 oz. — 89 grams Est. $400/600 90 Export Silver Card Case, Late 19th Century The front with reticulated design of songbirds amongst flora TOGETHER WITH an export tortoise shell cigarette case with dragon design, tallest height 3.6” — 9.2 cm., 2.3 oz. — 72 grams

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Est. $500/700 91 Group of Export Silver Miniature Objects, Late Qing Dynasty Includes three rickshaws, a wheelbarrow, two palaquins, a basket weave chair, a three-piece nesting table, a desk with drawer, a side table, and a salt and pepper container, longest length 8.7” — 22 cm., 12.2 oz. — 380 grams, side table, nesting table, wheelbarrow and one rickshaw marked ‘LC’; one rickshaw marked ‘CW’; one rickshaw marked ‘kc’, palaquins with Chinese silver marks Est. $400/600 92 Export Ivory Carved Fan, 19th Century Each of the rounded slats intricately carved in openwork with a floral medallion to the top and delicate diaper patterns below framing a scene of scrolling vines, peonies, and villages, each slat 10” x 1” — 25.5 x 2.5 cm.

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Est. $1,200/1,500 93 Export Ivory Card Case, 19th Century The slim rectangular body continuously carved with a dense landscape pattern illustrating several figures resting beneath pine trees and pagodas, 4.9” x 3” x 0.6” — 12.5 x 7.5 x 1.5 cm. Est. $400/600

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94 Large Canton Enamel Charger, 19th Century Depicting the three star gods in a lakeside retreat, the reverse turquoise with archaistic dragon designs, diameter 15.6" — 39.5 cm.

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Est. $400/600 95 Pair of Large Canton Enamel Chargers, 19th Century Depicting a group of figures watching a puppet show in a garden pavilion, the reverse enameled white with a band of fruit and floral sprays surrounding a large dragon, diameter 15” — 38 cm. Est. $1,000/1,500 96 Four Export Blue and White ‘Floral Bouquet’ Plates, Kangxi Period (1662-1722) Contained within a double blue-line border, the central scene depicting a basket of flowers with a long ribbon attached to the handle, prunus flowers decorate the reserves along the wide flat exterior rim, diameter 11” — 28 cm.

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Est. $300/400 97 Two Blue and White Export ‘Nanking’ Platters, 18th/19th Century Of rounded rectangular shape with chamfered corners, the cavetto painted with a village by the water, a border of pomegranates, lotus, and prunus along the exterior, width 11.4” — 29 cm. Est. $500/700

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98 Pair of Export Blue and White Posset Cups, 18th/19th Century Raised on a small foot and flanked by ‘C’ handles, the body with landscape design, height 3.9” — 9.8 cm. Est. $200/300

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99 Large Export Famille Rose Punchbowl, Yongzheng Period (1722-1735) The deep sides rising gently towards a wide circular rim, decorated with a songbird perched in a branch of peonies continuously extending throughout the bowl alongside several butterflies, diameter 15” — 38 cm. Est. $3,000/4,000 100 Pair of Large Export Canton Rose Vases and Covers, 18th Century Of elegant tapering-form, the shoulders gently sloping towards a narrowed base, the sides decorated with figural scenes depicting ladies, children, and scholars in an outdoor pavilion by the river, height 20.7” — 52.5 cm. Est. $3,000/4,000

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101 Export Famille Rose Stein, 18th Century The exterior painted with a continuous scene of a scholar, attendants, and children, all surrounded by antiques, height 5.5” — 14 cm. Est. $400/600 102 Export Famille Rose Punch Bowl, 18th Century Painted with figural scenes depicting finely dressed ladies, children, and courtiers in an outdoor pavilion interspersed with bursts of peony, diameter 9.1” — 23 cm. Est. $800/1,000 103 Massive Export Canton Rose Vase, 19th Century Of hexagonal-form, the faceted sides continuously painted with rectangular reserves depicting a congregation of court officials, patterns of flora and fauna surrounding the scenes with moulded figures along the sides, height 34.6” — 88 cm. Est. $6,000/8,000

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104 Rare Export Canton Rose ‘Islamic’ Bowl, 19th Century With two medallions containing script TOGETHER WITH a pair of 19th Century Canton rose dishes and an 18th Century Chinese imari dish, bowl diameter 4.3” — 11 cm. Est. $400/600 105 Pair of Export Famille Rose Jars and Covers With a continuous floral pattern throughout the vase and lid, the bulging shoulders patterned with floral medallions including prunus, chrysanthemum, and peonies against a brocade ground, the central decoration depicting a basket of overflowing flowers, height 24.8” — 63 cm. Est. $1,500/2,000

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106 Pair of Massive Export-Style Canton Rose Floor Vases With moulded sinuous dragons on the shoulders and lion handles, the body decorated with two bands of rectangular reserves, each depicting flora and fauna alongside figural scenes, height 44.1” — 112 cm. Est. $1,000/1,500

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107 Export Black Lacquer and Gilt Painted Desk, 19th Century Overall decorations of leisurely scenes depicting figures in a garden and outdoor pavilions, the flat top hinged to the lower compartment and opening to reveal several small trays and compartments along the interior, the whole on trestle supports joined by a low turned stretcher and with paw feet, 27.6” x 24.8” x 16.7” — 70 x 63 x 42.5 cm. Est. $1,500/2,000 108 Pair of Export Lacquer and Mother-of-Pearl Panels, 19th Century The central scene depicting villagers engaged in daily activities roaming through the landscape, 18.1” x 22.2” — 46 x 56.5 cm. Est. $600/800 109 Ten Export Pith Paper Paintings, 19th Century Colourfully painted scenes of scholars, ladies and a soldier TOGETHER WITH two 19th century Chinoiserie watercolours. All framed, 11” x 7.1” — 28 x 18 cm. Est. $300/400 Provenance: The Estate of Katrina Wilson

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110 110 Large Export Reverse Glass Painting Architectural Panel, 19th Century The gilt wood frame ornately carved to mimic an interior and framing six individual niches containing reverse-glass paintings of scholarly figures and immortals, 35” x 40.9” x 4.3” — 89 x 104 x 11 cm. Est. $3,000/4,000 111 Export School PORTRAIT OF A HONG MERCHANT, Oil on canvas. Frame, 17.3” x 13.4” — 44 x 34 cm. Est. $400/600 112 120 Black and White Photographs of China, Circa 1910 Each image slipped into a string-tied album with cloth boards, and including views of the Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City, Ming tombs, Buddhist temples, cityscapes, and scenes of daily life, each image 2.6” x 4.3” — 6.7 x 11 cm. Est. $1,200/1,500

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113 Ribbed Dehua Censer, 17th/18th Century With a wide flat rim, the sides with continuous horizontal ribbing along the exterior, all supported on three short cloud-form feet, diameter 6.1” — 15.5 cm.

115 Unusual Dehua ‘Adam’ Figure, 18th Century The youthful figure with long hair and a rounded face, standing on a rocky plinth holding a robe covering his torso and lower body, the glaze of a creamy white colour, height 9.3” — 23.5 cm.

Est. $1,500/2,000

Est. $2,000/2,500

Provenance: Acquired in Japan in the early 2000’s

Provenance: Robert McPherson, London Note: For a similar example, see Donnelly ‘Blanc de Chine’ figure 121.

114 Dehua Figure of a Fu-Lion, 17th/18th Century Raised on a tall rectangular plinth, the sinuous lion adorned with long ribbons and seated with its front paw on a brocade ball, with a creamy off-white glaze throughout, height 13” — 33 cm.

116 Small Dehua Censer Thickly potted and of robust form with a pair of lion head handles moulded to either side of the bulging body, diameter 5.3” — 13.5 cm.

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117 Olive glazed Amphora The bulging sides moulded with stylized mythical beasts and taotie ring handles, height 17.3” — 44 cm. Est. $300/400 118 Orange Glazed Pottery Cup, Tang Dynasty With moulded petal base and short flaring rim, diameter 4.1” — 10.5 cm. Est. $400/600 119 Changsha Lobed Ewer, Tang Dynasty or Later With a faceted neck and faceted mouth, the body decorated with script, height 7.3” — 18.5 cm. Est. $300/400 120 Massive Tang-Style Pottery Horse The caparisoned horse standing four-square with its head turned slightly to one side, 29.5” x 29.9” — 75 x 76 cm. Est. $400/600

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121 Pair of Sancai Glazed Roof Tiles Each rendered as a mythical creature with a human torso and long fishtail, both with hands held in prayer position, the tiles covered with green, turquoise, yellow, and brown glaze, tallest height 13.4” — 34 cm. Est. $300/400 122 Yingqing Dish, Probably Song Dynasty The shallow sides decorated with overlapping leaves along the exterior, the whole raised on a short foot, length 5.9” — 15 cm.

124 Est. $500/700 123 Large Brown Glazed Ovoid Jar and Cover, Possibly Ming Dynasty With iron red vine design throughout the body, the cover with a fu-lion finial, height 13” — 33 cm. Est. $400/600 124 Attractive Cizhou Cat-Form Pillow, Ming Dynasty Sparsely decorated with dark brown spots and floral blooms along the cream coloured body, a long tail wrapping along the front, length 9.8” — 25 cm. Est. $300/400 Provenance: With Charlotte Horstmann Ltd., Hong Kong sticker 125 Jun Glazed Tripod Censer, 14th to 16th Century The ovoid body on three feet rising to a funnel neck; the grey-blue glaze with hints of purple splashes, height 3” — 7.6 cm.

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126 Fahua Tripod Censer and Cover, Ming Dynasty With a pair of mythical beast handles emerging from the short body and supported on three cabriolet legs ending in hoof form-feet TOGETHER WITH a wood cover carved in openwork with three ruyi openings and topped by a white jade finial rendered as a carp with lotus, width 9.3” — 23.5 cm. Est. $1,200/1,500 127 Longquan Celadon Tripod Narcissus Planter, 16th/17th Century Supported on three short legs, the stout body decorated with narcissus and rising towards a wide, flat rim, diameter 12.6” — 32 cm. Est. $400/600 128 Longquan Celadon Charger, 15th/16th Century Well potted with a short recessed foot, the smooth centre encircled by a flaring petal-moulded well rising towards a foliate rim, diameter 12.4” — 31.5 cm. Est. $2,000/3,000

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129 Longquan Celadon Vase, 14th to 16th Century With steep sides rising from an unglazed foot towards a diagonal shoulder with funnel neck, the glaze of a pale celadon tone, height 7.1" — 18 cm. Est. $600/800

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A Private Collection of Chinese Ivory from Edmonton (lots 130-137)

130 130 Ivory Carved Fisherman Group Seated beneath a rocky cliff with pine trees, the elderly fisherman with two large fish, his young attendant grappling the third. Wood stand, ivory carving height 10.8” — 27.5 cm. Est. $1,200/1,400 131 Massive Ivory Carved Immortal Of tusk-form, rendered to depict an elderly immortal holding a staff and branch of peaches, flanked by a young boy riding a deer. Wood stand, ivory carving height 35.4” — 90 cm. Est. $8,000/12,000 132 Group of Four Ivory Carved Musicians Each carved in the round, seated and playing a variety of musical instruments. Wood stands, ivory carving height 6.5” — 16.5 cm. Est. $1,500/1,800

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133 Ivory Carved Female Musician Carved to depict a lady playing the lute. Affixed to stand, ivory carving height 9.8” — 25 cm. Est. $500/700 134 Ivory Carved Figure of a Fisherman Standing with a fishing rod in one hand displaying his catch. Affixed to wood stand, ivory carving height 11” — 28 cm. Est. $800/1,200 135 Large Ivory Carved Censer Densely carved with sinuous dragons and phoenix throughout, a pair of straight dragon ring handles dramatically extending from either side of the rounded body raised on three paw-form feet. Wood stand, ivory carving height 14” — 35.6 cm. Est. $3,000/4,000

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136 Large Ivory Carved King and Queen Figures Each carved in the round depicting an enthroned king and queen, the king holding his beaded necklace in one hand, the queen with a parcel. Wood stand, ivory carving height 14” — 35.6 cm. Est. $5,000/6,000 137 Large Ivory Carved Landscape Scene Of tusk-form and carved to depict a village landscape with pagodas and a central pavilion emerging from between the tall pine trees. Wood stand, length 35” — 89 cm. Est. $3,000/4,000

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138 Pair of Tinted Ivory Table Screens and Stands, 19th Century Each finely rendered and similarly decorated with tinted figural scenes to one side, and flora and fauna to the other; the first, depicting an elderly scholar surrounded by several attendants in an outdoor pavilion, the reverse with a singular crane perched amongst the pines; the other panel rendered with a courtship scene along the front, a songbird and butterfly amid blooming prunus on the back; both panels flanked by fu-lions and set in a well carved stand with scrolling ruyi and vines alongside sinuous dragons, 10.4” x 5.1” x 3.1” — 26.3 x 13 x 8 cm. Est. $8,000/12,000 Provenance: From a Rosedale Estate, Toronto

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139 Ivory Carved Quail-Form Box and Cover, 19th Century Carved in the round to depict a plump bird, its rounded body demarcated by layers of long elliptical-shaped feathers continuing along the underside and revealing a pair of large talons, a stock of grain to the front with the branch bending and echoing the shape of the bird’s broad chest. Modern wood stand, width 4.9” — 12.5 cm. Est. $3,000/5,000

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140 Ivory Carved Vase and Cover, Late Qing Dynasty The baluster-form body raised on a tall foot with a Greek key-fret border, the front and back with square reserves each depicting figural scenes including a warrior and scholar with the designs continuing along the lid, dragons adorn the sides and a pair of monster head ring handles flank the neck. Modern wood stand, height 9.1” — 23 cm. Est. $2,000/4,000 141 Set of Eight Miniature Daoist Immortals, Late Qing Dynasty Each rendered with their respective attributes. Affixed to wood stand, each approximate height 1.6” — 4 cm. Est. $600/800 142 Pair of Ivory Carved Fu-Lions, 19th Century Each seated on an oval shaped lotus plinth and carved with ferocious expressions, their tightly curled mains tinted black. Wood stand, ivory carving height 5.3” — 13.5 cm. Est. $800/1,200

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145 143 Pair of Ivory and Hardstone Inlay Bottle Vases, 19th Century Supported on a slightly splayed foot, each with rounded bulbous body and cylindrical garlic neck, the exterior inlaid with depictions of mythical beasts amid scrolling clouds beneath a ruyi-head border. Wood display stand, height 5.5” — 14 cm. Est. $2,000/2,500 144 Unusual Ivory Carved European Subject Goddess With an eagle extending its wings and wrapped along the pedestal, the demure figure with her head turned to one side, wearing a simple pleated dress, and holding a lyre against her chest, height 9.4” — 24 cm. Est. $1,000/1,500

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145 Rare and Large ‘Journey to the West’ Ivory Vase Well carved with one panel containing the Buddhist monk Xuanzang, the monkey king Sun Wukong, the pig Zui Bajie and the river monster Sha Wujing, the other panel with Sun Wukong fighting a two-sworded deity, height 17.7” — 45 cm. Est. $3,000/4,000

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146 Ivory Carved Vase and Cover, Early 20th Century Of baluster-form and carved with foliate reserves on opposing sides of the body depicting several figures in a village surrounded by large boulders and pine trees, similar scenes rendered along the neck, flanked by a pair of monster head ring handles, height 10.2” — 26 cm.

148 Ivory Carved Scholar and Goose Swathed in loose robes and wearing a cap, the figure, likely the fourth-century calligrapher Wang Xizhi, holding a millet stock with a plump goose nearby. Wood stand, ivory carving height 6.3” — 16 cm.

Est. $1,500/2,000

149 Large Ivory Carved Meiren Of tusk form rendered as a finely dressed lady with elaborate head dress and robes, the figure holding a tall baluster vase with a branch of peonies and a small bird, height 18.1” — 46 cm.

147 Ivory Carved King and Queen With both figures dressed in ornately patterned robes, the king with a large beaded necklace and holding a sword, the queen with a ruyi sceptre. Affixed to wood stands, tallest ivory carving height 12.6” — 32 cm. Est. $800/1,200

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Est. $3,000/4,000 150 Massive Uncarved Ivory Tusk With even graining and polish throughout. Wood stand, length 32.3” — 82 cm., 109 oz. — 3389 grams Est. $2,000/3,000

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Huanghuali Furniture from the Estate of Mabel Tom Formerly of Goderich, Ontario, Mabel Tom was a Canadian nurse who lived in Beijing from 1925 until the mid-1930’s. Her residence was part of the estate of Prince Pu Lung, the uncle of Henry Pu Yi, the last emperor of China. Ms. Tom lived on the grounds for over ten years with eleven other foreigners, before moving to Connecticut and then to California where she spent the remainder of her days. To thank her for more than a decade of medical assistance and care to the local Chinese people, Prince Pu Lung gave Ms. Tom the following desk which furnished her quarters. An article detailing Mabel Tom’s time in Beijing, including photos of these furnishings, was published in the 1936 August-September issue of Canadian Home and Gardens.

Ms. Tom’s bedroom

Ms. Tom’s study with lot 151 Ms. Tom’s residence in Beijing

151 Huanghuali Partner’s Desk, Taizuzhuo, 19th Century The three-section desk with three drawers on each side above a hidden paneled compartment, the central section with two drawers above a plain apron, the back replicating the design of the front. TOGETHER WITH a huanghuali square geometric patterned footrest, 33.5” x 54.3” x 27.2” — 85 x 138 x 69 cm. Est. $9,000/12,000 Provenance: A Collection of Huanghuali Furniture from the Estate of Mabel Tom. Acquired in Beijing during the 1920’s and mid 1930’s from Prince Pu Lung, uncle of Henry Puyi. Literature: Canadian Home and Gardens, August/September, 1936, pg. 22

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152 155 152 Red and Black Lacquer Table Cabinet, 18th Century Of rectangular-form with subtly chamfered corners, the hinged doors painted with several figures in a lakeside village landscape and surrounded by botanical patterns, raised on a stand, 26” x 22” x 6.3” — 66 x 56 x 16 cm. Est. $1,500/2,000 153 Pair of Rosewood Side Tables, Early 20th Century Raised on four straight legs, each of rectangular section and terminating in hoof-form feet, the flat top with a floating panel and reticulated apron comprised of scrolling vines, joined together by a recessed lower tier, 31.9” x 16.5” x 12.2” — 81 x 42 x 31 cm. Est. $400/600

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154 Huali Low Kang Table With a floating panel on the flat rectangular top and raised on four straight legs, each of square section and terminating in hoof-form feet, with high humpback stretchers along four sides, 13.2” x 29.5” x 23” — 33.5 x 75 x 58.5 cm. Est. $1,000/1,500 155 Hardwood and Burlwood Low Round Table A decorated apron beneath the waisted flat top of circular-form, raised on four curving legs ending in ball-form feet and joined by low stretchers, height 14.4” — 36.5 cm., diameter 31.5” — 80 cm. Est. $400/600

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159 156 Pair of Black Lacquer Horseshoe Back Arm Chairs With a curving crestrail joined by a rectangular backsplat and cylindrical section posts to a wide seat with floating panel, the whole raised on four straight legs linked by low stretchers, densely decorated with dragon and floral patterns throughout, 40” x 27.2” x 22.8” — 101.5 x 69 x 58 cm.

158 Red Lacquer Display Chest and Stand Of rectangular-form with two pairs of rounded handles on the flat sides, decorated with ‘100 antiques,’ dragons, and floral medallions, the upper portion raised on a stand connected by low stretchers, 18.3” x 35.8” x 27.2” — 46.5 x 91 x 69 cm. Est. $300/400

Est. $800/1,200 157 Pair of Hardwood Display Cabinets Each with a hinged door opening to reveal a mirrored back and two glass shelves along the interior, a smaller compartment below, 66.3” x 33.1” x 14.6” — 168.5 x 84 x 37 cm.

159 Red Lacquer Cabinet and Stand With a pair of centrally hinged doors decorated with gilt landscape scenes along the front, the cabinet raised on four straight legs of square section terminating in hoof-form feet, all patterned with floral designs and ‘100 antiques’, 61.6” x 38” x 19.3” — 156.5 x 96.5 x 49 cm.

Est. $2,000/3,000

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160 160 Black Lacquer Cabinet and Stand Of rectangular-form and comprised of two sections, the cabinet with four relief carved panels along the front, each depicting figural scenes and ‘100 antiques,’ three pull-out drawers below, the whole raised on a stand with four straight legs, 68.3” x 37.8” x 19.1” — 173.5 x 96 x 48.5 cm. Est. $800/1,200

161 Pair of Large Lacquer and Gilt Painted Double Gourd Containers, Republican Period Each with lobed sides and profuse design of auspicious grapes, florals and butterflies on the exterior, the round bases similarly decorated. Stem-form covers, height 45.7” — 116 cm. Est. $1,500/2,000 Provenance: Private Vancouver Collection. Acquired in Hong Kong during the 1930’s.

162 Six-Panel Cinnabar Lacquer and Hardstone Inlay Floor Screen, Mid20th Century Separated into four sections, each panel with hardstone assembled over a lacquer ground to depict finely dressed female immortals in the central scene, flanked by depictions of cranes, and dragons, the lower sections with renderings of still life, each panel 70.9” x 15” x 1.6” — 180 x 38 x 4 cm. Est. $600/800

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163 Pair of Hardstone Inlay Panels Each with jade, ivory, coral, silver, and wood inlays against a black lacquer ground, carefully rendered and highly detailed with a scene of ‘100 antiques,’ including a central baluster vase decorated with oval reserves and raised on a stand with branches of emanating flora extending from the mouth with small blooms patterning the twisting branches, all surrounded by archaistic bronze vessels, carvings supported on ornate stands, a brush pot, and peaches. Wood frames, 33.1” x 21.3” — 84 x 54 cm. Est. $4,000/6,000

164 Pair of Framed Jade Inlay Panels, Republican Period Both depicting jade plates, fruits, fish, seals, and a god of longevity, and with jade, bone, ivory, malachite, amethyst and wood inlays. One with characters “Shan Zheng,” the other “Ming Shen”, 35.8” x 24.4” — 91 x 62 cm. Est. $3,000/4,000

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165 Jade and Hardstone Lacquered Table Screen, Republican Period The screen inlaid with jade and hardstone to depict ‘100 antiques,’ the stand with simple scrolling designs on the apron and to either side of the legs, height 32.7” — 83 cm. Est. $2,000/3,000 166 Four Large Hardstone Inlay Panels, Republican Period Each panel decorated with various stones including jade, agate, coral, lapis lazuli, etc., and depicting 1. a phoenix hanging over a branch of pine tree with peonies on the right lower corner 2. two Chinese bulbul standing on a pomegranate branch 3. two magpies on a plum blossom tree branch 4. a rooster standing on a golden rock surrounded by a cranberry tree, 62” x 20.9” — 157.5 x 53 cm. Est. $600/800

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Chinese Works of Art from a Japanese Family (lots 167-176) Acquired by the president of an American-Japanese trading company during the first-half of the 20th Century. They specialized in importing and exporting goods from China and had locations in Tokyo, Yokohama, and Karuizawa. Thence by descent within the family and brought to Canada in 1979.

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167 Bronze Tripod Censer, Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD) The body of squat, robust form with a plain border along the circumference, a pair of everted lug handles flanking either side, the whole raised on three short feet. With a finely carved wooden cover, diameter 10.2” — 26 cm.

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Est. $2,000/3,000 168 Archaistic Bronze Vase, Early 20th Century The shoulders decorated with a border of archaistic birds against a diaper ground along with two small handles, the sides gently slope towards a narrow base set upon a splayed foot, height 7.7” — 19.5 cm. Est. $300/400 169 Large Zitan Tray, 19th Century Of rectangular-form and raised on four short feet, silver mounting along the rim, width 21.7” — 55 cm. Est. $4,000/6,000 170 Pair of Zitan Trays, 19th Century Both of rectangular shape with shallow sides and slightly curving handles, larger width 16.5” — 42 cm. Est. $2,000/3,000

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173 171 Shadow Agate Pendant, 19th Century With a monkey and two bats flanking either side of the gourd, an inscription carved along the front, a vine spiraling on the back, dark brown inclusions throughout, height 2” — 5 cm. Est. $3,000/4,000 172 Gourd and Ivory Cricket Cage, Qianlong Mark, 19th Century The body with incised design of peonies and lotus dentals, height 3.9” — 10 cm., four-character Qianlong mark to base Est. $600/800 173 Pair of Large Soapstone Seals Of rectangular-form with one rounded side, each carved in high relief with three rams on a rocky ledge surrounded by pine trees, height 8.5” — 21.5 cm. Est. $500/1,000

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174 Seven-Piece Famille Rose Dish Set, Tongzhi Mark and Period (1862-1874) With six dishes assembled around a central polygonal dish to create a foliate-form set, each with a Greek key-fret border surrounding the flat edge and groups of butterflies decorating the interior, all against a yellow ground. Wood tray, assembled diameter 16.1” — 41 cm., four-character Tongzhi mark Est. $3,000/4,000

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175 Li Pu (19th Century) FLORALS, Ink on paper, cyclically dated to 1830 or 1890. Framed, 51.2” x 22.8” — 130 x 58 cm. Est. $500/700 176 Large Kesi Panel and Hardwood Floor Screen, 19th Century Depicting the longevity god and attendant surrounded by auspicious objects including a large peach, bats, and deer. Framed, 64.2” x 46.3” x 17.3” — 163 x 117.5 x 44 cm. Est. $1,500/2,000

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Chinese Works of Art from the Estate of the 3rd Viscount Bearsted, London, England (lots 177-184) The following lots were purchased during the 1960’s and 1970’s by the 3rd Viscount Bearsted, Marcus Richard Samuel (1909-1986), whose family founded Shell Transport and Trading Company. He was an avid collector of Chinese and International art and bequeathed the items to relatives who are now living in Calgary. Founded in 1897, Shell Transport and Trading Company merged with the Royal Dutch Petroleum Company in 1907 to form the Royal Dutch Shell Group now the fifthlargest operating business in the world.

177 Cloisonné Enamel Longevity Crane Censer, Qianlong Period (1736-1795) Striding forward, the plump bird with black, blue, and white feathers sweeping towards it back, height 7.5” — 19 cm. Est. $1,000/1,500 Provenance: John Sparks Ltd, London sticker 178 Pair of Green Glazed Fu-Lions, 19th Century Playfully rendered with each carrying a branch of flowers in their mouths, one with a ball beneath its front paw, the other with a small cub lying on its back, covered in thick rich green and turquoise tones, each height 15.4” — 39 cm. Est. $800/1,200

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179 Magnificent White Jade Lion Group, 18th Century The large jade boulder expertly carved in the round to depict a pair of recumbent lions with one resting on the other, both animals masterfully rendered with curling tufts of hair along their manes and compressed faces, the fur parting along their backs; the smaller beast with a playful and animated expression, its eyes widened and holding a long swirling ribbon in its mouth, tied around a brocade ball and continuing along the underside connecting to a secondary patterned ball, its front paw perched on the larger lion which is resting in a curled position with its bushy tail wrapped along the front of its muscular body; the stone of mostly white tone with a hint of celadon and minor white and yellow inclusions, the natural fissures of the jade incorporated into the overall design especially along the sweeping tails, curling hair, and cascading ribbons highlighting the depth and movement of the carving. Wood stand, 3.7” x 6.7” x 7.3” — 9.5 x 17 x 18.5 cm. Est. $30,000/50,000 Provenance: Spink & Son, Ltd., London, 1960’s by repute

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Note: The pairing of two lions, one larger and the other smaller, can be understood literally as “senior lion-little lion”. However, this combination bears an additional significance and can be regarded as a wish for a successful career, specifically in the official court realm. Traditionally, the lions were associated with two highly prestigious positions in Imperial China - the Grand Preceptor, the emperor’s teacher, and the Junior Guardian, the crown prince’s mentor. Both positions related to education and teaching and played upon the homophone for lion, which was “teacher or master.” This jade carving of two lions is exceptionally rare because of the size and quality of the work. Of rounded pyramid form, the pale celadon stone is much larger than most examples, and is carved over multiple plains, creating an increased sense of depth and dimension. Expertly handled, the two figures are carefully rendered with a high level of detail throughout, from the swirling curls of the lions mane to the cascading ribbons attached to the brocade ball. For a smaller example of this subject, see Christie’s New York, “Superb Jade Carvings from an Important European Collection,” September 15, 2011, lot 1008.


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180 White Jade Carving of a Toad, 18th/19th Century Well modeled as a crouching toad with its short round legs wrapped around a branch of pomegranates, its back carved to mimic a bumpy leathery texture contrasting the smooth underbelly. Wood stand, length 2.8” — 7 cm. Est. $3,000/4,000

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Provenance: Douglas J K Wright Ltd, London sticker Note: The visual combination of a toad and pomegranate sprig is a wish for fertility and familial longevity 181 Carved Jadeite Corn and Insect Group, 19th Century Modeled in the form of a corn cob with the husk slightly peeled back, a large cricket and butterfly resting on one side. Wood stand, width 5.7” — 14.5 cm. Est. $400/600 182 Mottled Brown Jade Study of a Dog, 19th Century Crouched and with its tail wrapped around its back haunches, the dog with its head turned to one side while carrying a ruyi sprig in its mouth. Wood stand, length 5.1” — 13 cm. Est. $600/800

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183 Large Spinach Green Jade Standing Horse, 19th Century Of muscular proportion and standing four square in an alert pose with its head held high. Wood stand, height 9.3” — 23.5 cm. Est. $2,000/4,000 184 Twelve Large Kesi Panels, Late Qing Dynasty Each depicting a court and garden scene, mostly on a gold silk ground. The works framed in a six-panel wood floor screen, 63” x 14” — 160 x 35.5 cm. Est. $1,500/2,000

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Chinese Porcelain from a Hong Kong Collector (lots 185-194) Purchased from auctions and dealers in Hong Kong during the late 1970’s and throughout the 1980’s.

185 Large Blue and White Charger, Kangxi Period (1662-1722) Contained within a single blue line border, the interior with five large lotus blooms joined by a network of scrolling vines, the exterior with floral branches, diameter 15.2” — 38.5 cm. Est. $6,000/8,000 Provenance: Christie’s Hong Kong, January 16-17, lot 619

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186 Peachbloom Glazed Amphora Vase, Kangxi Mark, 19th Century The cylindrical neck of ribbed section with flaring rim emerging from the rounded shoulders, the sides gently taper towards a recessed foot, covered in a smooth and even glaze. Wood stand, height 7.7� — 19.5 cm., six-character Kangxi mark Est. $8,000/12,000

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187 Large Sacrificial Blue Bowl, Qianlong Mark and Period (1736-1795) With deeply rounded sides rising from a raised foot and extending to a subtly everted rim, the thinly potted vessel covered in a cobalt glaze on the exterior, an even white glaze along the interior, diameter 7.4” — 18.7 cm., six-character Qianlong mark Est. $10,000/15,000

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188 Yellow and Green Dragon Bowl, Daoguang Mark and Period (1821-1850) With a slight bulge along the base, the sides, painted with a pair of dragons in pursuit of a flaming pearl against a yellow ground, rise towards an everted rim, the delicately rendered cup supported on a raised foot, diameter 4.1” — 10.3 cm., sixcharacter Daoguang mark Est. $4,000/6,000

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189 Pair of Famille Rose Tea Cups and Covers, Tongzhi Mark and Period (1862-1774) The straight sides extend towards a wide circular rim and painted with a finely dressed lady with playing children, the scene continuing along the cover, diameter 3.5” — 9 cm., four-character Tongzhi mark Est. $1,000/1,500

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190 Wucai Dragon and Phoenix Bowl, Jiaqing Mark, 19th Century The shallow sides, painted with a pair of dragons and phoenixes contained within a double blue line border, the cavetto with a single confronting dragon and flaming pearl, diameter 5.9” — 15 cm., six-character Jiaqing mark Est. $2,000/3,000

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191 Robin’s Egg Bottle Vase, 19th Century A tall columnar neck rising from the globular body with recessed foot, covered overall in a robin’s egg glaze, height 7.7” — 19.5 cm. Est. $3,500/4,000

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192 Famille Rose Lantern Vase, Qianlong Mark, Late Qing Dynasty The body of tapering ovoid shape, and depicting three ladies in an outdoor garden amid rockery and flora, six-character Qianlong mark Est. $3,000/4,000

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193 193 Pair of Small Sgraffito Ground Landscape Cups, Yongzheng Mark, Republican Period Three circular reserves depicting landscape scenes decorate the exterior with a pink ground heavily patterned in floral designs, diameter 2.6” — 6.5 cm., four-character Yongzheng mark Est. $2,000/3,000

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194 Famille Verte Dragon Charger, Kangxi Mark Set against a black ground, the cavetto rendered with two sinuous dragons in combat, the wide rim decorated with prunus flowers and lotus, diameter 10.6” — 27 cm., six-character Kangxi mark Est. $2,000/3,000

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Late Qing and Republican Porcelain from a Hong Kong Professor (lots 195-198) The following collection was acquired from dealers and associates while the owner was a Professor of Chemistry at the Chinese University of Hong Kong during the 1960’s. He moved to Oakville in the early 70’s and worked for Environment Canada as a Senior Research Scientist.

195 Flambé Glazed Meiping Vase, 19th Century The broad shoulders gently taper towards the narrow waist before extending to a splayed foot, covered in a thick red glaze with splashes of purple and blue tones on the thick rim. Wood stand, height 15.7” — 40 cm. Est. $800/1,200 196 Claire-de-Lune Glazed Meiping Vase, Late Qing Dynasty Of elegant proportion with a cylindrical neck rising from the broad shoulders subtly decorated with clouds and scrolling vines, the body tapering towards a narrow foot, height 13.4” — 34 cm. Est. $2,000/3,000 197 Large Famille Rose Rouleau Vase, Republican Period Decorated with a continuous scene of a lady and her attendant in an outdoor pavilion surrounded by rockery and pine trees, contained within a double border of Greek key-fret patterns and ruyi. Wood stand, height 17.7” — 45 cm. Est. $2,000/3,000 198 Pink Ground Gu Vase, Juren Tang Mark, Republican Period A gilt border surrounding the flaring rim, the exterior with a thick and even pink glaze. Wood stand, height 8.1” — 20.5 cm., four-character Juren Tang mark Est. $500/1,000

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199 Large Blue and White Lotus Vase, Kangxi Period Heavily potted, the exterior decorated with lotus sprays and scrolling vines contained between double blue line borders along the shoulder and base, an overlapping leaf pattern along the cylindrical neck, height 17.5� — 44.5 cm. Est. $6,000/8,000

200 Peachbloom Glazed Brush Washer, Kangxi Mark, 19th Century or Earlier Of typical beehive-form with a small spout emerging from the rounded sides, three ruyi medallions line the exterior, the glaze of a light peachbloom with areas of an apple-green wash and darker bursts, six-character Kangxi mark Est. $4,000/6,000

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201 201 Rare Famille Verte Baluster Vase, Kangxi Period (1662-1722) The neck, finely painted with sprigs of peony, gently emerging from the rounded shoulders which taper towards a narrowed waist, the body well decorated with a procession of warriors visiting court and surrounded by a landscape of rolling hills, pine trees, horses, and rockery. Mounted as a lamp, vase height 17.3” — 44 cm. Est. $3,000/4,000

201 Provenance: From a Toronto Estate, purchased from Waddington’s during the 1980’s.

202 Blue and White Dragon Bowl, Yongzheng Mark and Period (1722-1735) The smooth sides raised on a straight, tall foot and subtly rising upwards, finely painted with a ferocious dragon continuing throughout the bowl, its head and front claws emerging from the cavetto, its long tail wrapped along the exterior, diameter 7.9” — 20 cm., six-character Yongzheng mark Est. $12,000/15,000 Provenance: Christie’s New York, September 2011, lot 1516

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203 (reverse) 203 Pair of Famille Rose ‘Boys’ Vases, Qianlong Mark and Period (1736-1795) Vines of scrolling lotuses and plums decorate the sides of the ovoid body, which gently taper towards a splayed foot decorated with a continuous Greek key-fret pattern, oval reserves adorn opposing sides with each depicting a pair of young boys in play, one scene illustrating the children with ornate lanterns, the other with three small goats, a gilt border surrounding the flat rim and along the top of the foot, the interior and base both with a turquoise glaze, height 7.5” — 19 cm., six-character Qianlong mark in iron red Est. $20,000/30,000 Provenance: The estate of an officer in the Dutch Merchant Marine during the 1890’s. Thence by descent to the current owners who immigrated to Toronto from the Netherlands in the 1950’s.

Note: These vases can likely be interpreted as wishes of good fortune and prosperity for the New Year. This theme is suggested by the presence of the “three goats welcoming a spring,” a motif which can be regarded a sign of happiness and change. Furthermore, illustrations of children, one of the most popular motifs in Chinese art, is often associated with the Chinese New Year, as it is symbolic of longevity and good fortune. The children, who are usually depicted as male, are rendered as plump and healthy figures to signify prosperity. Additionally, in most depictions, auspicious objects such as peaches, bats, or as in this example, ruyi and long ribbons accompany the children. Each of these objects bears its own symbolic significance, expressing specific wishes of good fortune. In this particular scene, the combination of the ruyi and ribbons can potentially be interpreted as a wish for longevity through successive generations.

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204 Pair of Famille Rose ‘Dragon and Phoenix’ Vases, Guangxu Mark and Period (1875-1908) Raised on a tall foot, the bulbous form body depicting a confronting dragon and phoenix contained beneath a border of scrolling vines and lotuses, the slender neck rising towards a slightly flared gilt rim and delicately painted with butterflies and prunus flowers, height 15.4” — 39 cm., six-character Guangxu mark Est. $6,000/8,000 Provenance: Acquired in Peking circa 1900 by John Henry Hinton, the Shanghai managing director for the British piano manufacturer Samuel Moutrie, while he worked in China between 1894 and 1914. After leaving China with his wife and four children, Mr. Hinton and his family traveled back to England before moving to New York and San Francisco, and finally settling in Vancouver Island, British Columbia, in 1920. The vases were bequeathed to his third daughter after his death in 1948.

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Note: With its first appearance dating back to the Neolithic period (c. 6500-1700), the dragon has an extensive history within Chinese art. Although there are nine different identifiable types of this mythical beast, each a composite of various animals, most retain similar features including: a sinuous appearance, scaly skin, whiskers, and horns. As the highest-ranking animal within the Chinese animal hierarchy, the dragon is meant to be awe-inspiring and a symbol of power. Similarly, the phoenix, which first appeared in the visual arts around the Six Dynasties period (CE 220-589), is a highly revered animal within Chinese arts and folklore. It too has features comprised of various different animals. Together, the dragon and the phoenix form a conjugal pair representing balance between yin and yang (male and female). In this pairing, the dragon assumes the male position while the phoenix traditionally represents the female. This motif of the dragon and phoenix is commonly used as a symbol of marriage and union, as in the example of these vases. The matrimonial nature of this depiction is further enforced with the presence of the butterfly and prunus pattern along the neck, which is symbolic of permanent fidelity. John Henry Hinton's eldest daughter Rose on her wedding day (with the vases in the background) in Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, BC, early 1920's.


205 Attributed to Wang Yeting (1884-1942) FOUR PORCELAIN PANELS, Each panel depicting a bucolic landscape scene and small figures, with seals Wang Ping, Qing Yin and Zhi Yin. Original rosewood table frames, porcelain panels 8.1” x 5.3” — 20.5 x 13.5 cm.

Provenance: Acquired from the grandfather of the current owner, a prominent gentleman, world traveler, and entrepreneur from Sparti, Greece, who purchased the panels in China during a business trip in the 1960’s. Thence by descent within the family.

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206 Attibuted to Wang Yunyan (Active 1930-1950) FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN PANEL, Cyclically dated to 1934 and depicting four celestial scholars. Framed, 14.6” x 9.4” — 37 x 24 cm. Est. $1,000/1,500 Provenance: An estate from Waterloo, Ontario

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208 Famille Rose Porcelain Panel, Republican Period Depicting a parrot surrounded by bamboo and magnolia. Signed Cheng Guisheng. Mounted in a frame with a mirror, porcelain panel diameter 11” — 28 cm. Est. $1,500/2,000 209 Famille Rose Landscape Porcelain Panel, Republican Period Painted with a quiet village scene depicting fishermen by the water surrounded by mountains, birds, and ships, height 15” — 38 cm. Est. $1,000/1,500 210 Famille Rose Porcelain Panel, Late Qing Dynasty Depicting a courtship between a lady and warrior on horseback, both figures surrounded by their attendants, height 15.2” — 38.5 cm.

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213 Mottled Jade Oval Disc, Song Dynasty Of rectangular form with rounded corners, the stone with inclusions of green, russet, and dark brown, taotie masks carved along both sides Est. $2,000/2,500

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214 Two Jade Rings, Huan, Song Dynasty The larger, of a green colour with brown inclusions and carved on both sides with spiraling rivets; the other, of dark gray and brown with stylized mythical beasts, widest diameter 2.8” — 7 cm. Est. $2,000/3,000 215 Pale Celadon Jade Buckle, Ming Dynasty Finely carved with a dragon and flaming pearl surrounded by ruyi sprigs, the stone of an even celadon colour with minor brown inclusions, 2.6” x 2.9” — 6.5 x 7.4 cm. Est. $4,000/6,000

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216 Three Mottled Jade Scabbard Slides, Ming Dyansty The first, with rounded corners and archaistic patterns, the stone of a pale brown tone; the second, with raised rivets along the front; the third, with archaistic designs throughout, largest 1.3” x 2.2” — 3.2 x 5.5 cm. Est. $2,000/3,000 217 Two Jade Bi Discs, 18th/19th Century One with a swirling chilong to the front; the other, with archaistic patterns, largest diameter 1.6” — 4 cm. Est. $1,000/1,500 218 Miniature White Jade Bowl, 18th/19th Century With minor russet striations throughout, the shallow bowl supported on a short foot and flanked by a pair of dragon head handles to either side, raised beads carved along the exterior. Wood stand, length 4” — 10.1 cm.

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219 Large Grey Celadon Jade Bowl and Stand, 19th Century Of flattened proprtions and flanked with peony handles, the body reticulated with large florals and scrolling vine, the greyishgreen stone with areas of white mottling. 19th century rosewood stand, length 9.3� — 23.5 cm. Est. $16,000/20,000

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220 Pale Celadon Jade Vase, 19th Century Of baluster-form and raised on a tall, splayed foot, a pair of monster head ring handles along either side of the cylindrical neck while auspicious objects including peaches, bamboo, bats, and ruyi adorn the exterior. Wood stand, height 5.3” — 13.5 cm. Est. $1,500/2,000 221 Green Jade Vase, 19th Century The smooth and unadorned sides gently rising towards a flat, circular rim, the stone of an even green colour. Wood stand, height 3.7” — 9.5 cm. Est. $1,000/1,500 222 Dark Grey Jade Bangle, 19th Century With four archaistic taotie masks carved in relief along the exterior, diameter 3.3” — 8.5 cm. Est. $400/600

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225 Pale Celadon Jade Pendant, Early 20th Century Incised with a dragon on one side, archaistic motifs on the other. Mounted with a necklace containing a tourmaline bead, pearls, and jadeite, pendant height 3” — 7.5 cm. Est. $4,000/6,000


A Selection of Chinese Scroll Paintings from the Collection of the Late Dr. James Mellon Menzies (lots 226-233) Dr. James Mellon Menzies (1885-1957) worked in China as a missionary and archeologist from 1910-1936. He was stationed in Anyang, where he became the foremost non-Chinese oracle bone scholar and expert on Shang Dynasty culture. From 1932-1936, he was professor of archaeology at Qilu University in Jinan. As Dr. Menzies wished, most of his vast collection of oracle bones and Bronze Age artifacts has remained in China and is currently in the Palace Museum in Beijing, the Nanjing Museum and Shandong Museum. In 1948, the United Church Mission in Tianjin returned that part of his collection that they had in storage to him in Canada. Eighty percent of this, including a large number of oracle bones, was donated to the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto following his death. Since 1989, further donations from this collection have been made to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria in British Columbia. His son, Arthur Menzies (1916-2010) served as a Canadian diplomat and ambassador throughout Asia-Pacific, including China, Japan, and Australia.

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229 Luo Pin (1733-1799) TWO MONK PAINTINGS, Ink and colour on paper, 7.7” x 15.7” — 19.5 x 40 cm. Est. $600/800 230 Chinese School LADY WITH FLUTE, EARLY 20TH CENTURY, Ink and colour on silk, 27.2” x 16.5” — 69 x 42 cm. Est. $400/600 231 Ziyi (20th century) LANDSCAPE AND CALLIGRAPHY ALBUM, Including: Ziyi, Four scenes of landscape, ink and color on paper; Ji Jingqi, Calligraphy, ink on paper; Xiao Cun, Calligraphy, ink on paper, 8.5” x 8.3” — 21.5 x 21 cm.

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Est. $300/400 232 Mandarin Official’s Hat The thread of a warm golden tone woven in a cross hatch pattern along the exterior, strands of thin red rope emanating from the metal finial, diameter 11.6” — 29.5 cm. Est. $400/600 233 Mandarin Chinese Official’s Hats With a wide brim, the exterior covered in red fabric and topped with a domed finial TOGETHER WITH a smaller hat with a black fur brim and brocaded designs of peonies and butterflies with a red knot finial, largest diameter 11.8” — 30 cm. Est. $400/600

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234 He Shaoji (1799-1873) COUPLET, Ink on paper, 65” x 13.7” — 165 x 34.8 cm. Est. $20,000/30,000

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235 Wang Shimin (1592-1680) LANDSCAPE, Ink and colour on paper, 15.6” x 12.2” — 39.7 x 31 cm. Est. $15,000/20,000 236 Huang Shengping (20th Century) SQUIRREL ON A TREE, Ink and colour on paper, 33.5” x 13.8” — 85 x 35 cm. Est. $600/800

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Chinese Scroll Paintings from the Estate of KC Tai (lots 237-257) Born in 1917 in Guandong, the late Kwok-Choi Tai took after his father, a venerated scholar from the late Qing Dynasty, and the third ranked official in Guangzhou province. Mr. Tai graduated from Sun Yatsen University during WWII and majored in Chinese literature and psychology, and taught at the College of Education for the Hong Kong government until he retired in the early 1980’s. The majority of the paintings from his collection was acquired from the 1950’s to 1980’s and features the works of the South Chinese Lingnan School. The first part of his collection was offered at Waddington’s in June 2012.

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237 Exhibition of Hundred Plum Flower Paintings The Commercial Press, 1928. An exhibition of works by Chen Baimei with black and white reproductions. Thread-bound paper wraps, 15.4” x 10.8” — 39 x 27.5 cm. Est. $200/300 238 National Palance Museum FAMOUS PAINTINGS FROM THE NATIONAL PALACE MUSEUM, 3 VOLUMES, Taipei: National Palace Museum, 1967, cloth boards with paper wraps in original boxes. TOGETHER WITH: UNEARTHED ANTIQUES DURING CULTURAL REVOLUTION, Cultural Relics Press, 1972, cloth board with plastic wrap in original box; PAINTINGS OF ZHU QIZHAN, Chung Hwa Book, 1990, cloth board in original box, largest 15.7” x 11” — 40 x 28 cm. Est. $300/400

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239 After Wang Xianzhi (344-386) RUBBING ALBUM; Wood board accordion album with thirty double page ink rubbings. Last page sealed Each image 9.8” x 10.2” — 25 x 26 cm. Est. $1,000/1,500

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240 Qi Zhijia (1594 - after 1683) CALLIGRAPHY ALBUM; Wood board album with eighteen pages calligraphy. First page sealed, last page signed and sealed Each image 12.7” x 8.2” — 22.2 x 15.2 cm. Est. $2,000/3,000

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241 Ma Quan (1669-1772) PAINTING ALBUM, Wood board accordion album with twelve pages ink and colour paintings. Each painting with a seal of artist, last leaf signed and sealed, Each image 6.8” x 4.3” — 17.3 x 11 cm. Est. $1,000/1,500

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242 Dai Xi (1801-1860) LANDSCAPE ALBUM; Cloth board accordion album with eight ink and colour landscape paintings. Each painting sealed, last one signed and sealed Each image 9.4” x 11.2” — 14.5 x 22.5 cm. Est. $4,000/6,000

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243 Jiang Jun (1847-1919) LANDSCAPE ALBUM; Cloth board accordion album with eight pages ink and colour paintings. Each painting signed and sealed Each image 7.6” x 5.4” — 19.2 x 13.6 cm. Est. $3,000/4,000

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244 Luo Anxian (1834-1895) SET OF FOUR FLOWERS AND BIRDS; Ink and colour on paper each 53.5” x 13.4” — 136 x 34 cm.

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251 248 Mei Xingtian, 20th century PLUM AND FRUITS, Ink on paper, 23.6” x 36.6” — 60 x 93 cm. Est. $400/600 249 Mei Xingtian, 20th century LANDSCAPE, Ink and colour on paper, 53.9” x 27.4” — 137 x 69.5 cm. Est. $400/600 250 Huang Weichang, 20th century CALLIGRAPHY, Ink on paper, 35.9” x 10.1” — 91.2 x 25.7 cm. Est. $300/400 251 Li Wentian (1834-1895) CALLIGRAPHY COUPLET, Ink on paper, 53.7” x 12.9” — 136.3 x 32.7 cm. Est. $1,500/2,000

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252 Xie Guansheng (1760-1831) SET OF FOUR LANDSCAPE SCENES; Ink and colour on silk, cyclically dated 1820 each 44.5” x 9.1” — 113 x 23 cm. Est. $2,000/3,000 253 Wen Qiqiu (1862-1941) FLOWERS, Ink and colour on paper, cyclically dated 1932, 36.8” x 11.5” — 93.5 x 29.2 cm. Est. $800/1,000 254 Yang Shoujing (1839-1914) CALLIGRAPHY COUPLET, Ink on paper, cyclically dated 1905, 52” x 12.8” — 132 x 32.4 cm. Est. $2,500/3,000

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256 255 Liang Peilan (1629-1705) CALLIGRAPHY, Ink on paper, 12.6” x 47.2” — 32 x 120 cm. Est. $1,000/1,500 256 Lin Jiantong (1911-1994) LANDSCAPE, Ink on paper, cyclically dated 1956, 35.6” x 11.1” — 90.5 x 28.1 cm. Est. $600/800 257 Set of Four Painting Scrolls Including: Su Liupeng (1791-1862), Figure in Landscape, ink and colour on silk; She Qilun, Bird and Tree, ink and colour on silk; He Danshan (1807-1875), Birds and Rock, ink and colour on silk; Li Ruwei (18111882), Landscape, ink and colour on silk, each 48.8” x 13.4” — 124 x 34 cm.

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Classical and Modern Chinese Scroll Paintings from the Estate of Gar-Nung Ching (1896-1970) (lots 258-267) Born in 1896 in Zhongshan, Guangdong Province, Gar-Nung Ching was the son of a philanthropist employed as a tailor in Honolulu. Mr. Ching enjoyed a privileged childhood and was well-educated, developing a talent for calligraphy and Chinese literature. In 1910 he moved to Shanghai to continue his education and after completing high school, attended Jiaotong University for two years, studying civil engineering. It was during this time that Mr. Ching began collecting Chinese works of art and meeting local dealers. During the 1920s and 30s, Mr. Ching enjoyed success as an entrepreneur, establishing both a trading company and several restaurants in Nanjing. However due to the instability caused by the war, Mr. Ching moved his family to Hong Kong in 1937, where they settled temporarily. In 1941, as a result of the continuing war, Mr. Ching once again uprooted his family and traveled throughout southwest China to avoid advancing armies. Finally, in 1946, after the war ended, the Ching family settled in Hong Kong, where Mr. Ching established Nan Wah Construction Company. Nan Wah went on to become one of the most reputable building companies in Hong Kong and was awarded many high profile projects including the building of the American consulate, Hong Kong Cable and Wireless Ltd., and Hong Kong Chinese University. After re-settling in Hong Kong, Mr. Ching resumed his passion for collecting and continued to do so until 1960. He developed an expertise in identifying genuine antiques and artwork by great painters, and was very well known within the close circle of Hong Kong art dealers. After Mr. Ching’s death in 1970, his sons brought the remainder of his collection to Canada.

258 He Danshan (1870-1875) TWO BIRDS AFTER THE STYLE OF HUA YAN (1682-1762), Ink and colour on paper, cyclically dated 1870, 53.9” x 22.4” — 137 x 57 cm. Est. $400/600

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259 Attributed to Jiang Tingxi (1669-1732) PIGEONS, Ink and colour on silk, mounted onto a silk ground with calligraphy by Chen Lianbo (1884-1945), cyclically dated to 1942. Framed, pigeon painting diameter 15.4” — 39 cm. Est. $3,000/4,000

260 Attributed to Fei Danxu (1802-1850) IMMORTALS, Ink and colour on paper. Framed, 62.2” x 36.2” — 158 x 92 cm. Est. $1,000/1,500

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261 Xiao Baotang (Early 20th Century) LADY, Ink and colour on paper. Framed, 22” x 14.6” — 56 x 37 cm. Est. $300/400

262 Cao Kejia (1906-1979) and Chen Banding (1876-1970) CAT AND FLOWERS, Ink and colour on paper. Framed, 24.8” x 13” — 63 x 33 cm. Est. $1,500/2,000

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263 Huang Junbi (1898-1991) MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPE, Ink and colour on paper, cyclically dated to 1947, 49.2” x 18.1” — 125 x 46 cm. Est. $10,000/15,000

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264 Lu Jian (19th Century) FISHERMAN, Ink and colour on paper, 36.2” x 63” — 92 x 160 cm. Est. $300/400 265 Attributed to Zheng Xiaoxu (1860-1938) CALLIGRAPHY COUPLET, Ink on paper, 55.1” x 15.2” — 140 x 38.5 cm. Est. $800/1,200 266 Attributed to Zhou Tang (1806-1876) PLUM FLOWERS, Ink and colour on paper, 47.2” x 15.4” — 120 x 39 cm. Est. $400/600 267 Chinese School CELESTIAL LADIES, Ink and colour on silk, 42.1” x 16.1” — 107 x 41 cm. Est. $200/300 Note: Scroll label states the work was remounted on August 1937, with signature Shen Deqiu

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268 268 Huang Junbi (1889-1991) LANDSCAPE, Ink and colour on paper, cyclically dated 1985, 23.6” x 40.9” — 60 x 104 cm. Est. $8,000/12,000 Provenance: Formerly in the A. Fritzsche Collection (19202010), Germany. Purchased in Europe in the late 1980’s Literature: Modern Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy from Important Private Collection Overseas, Vol 1, pl. 25 269 Ma Yifu (1882-1967) CALLIGRAPHY, Ink on paper, 53.7” x 13.2” — 136.5 x 33.5 cm. Est. $6,000/8,000 Literature: Modern Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy from Important Private Collection Overseas, Vol 1, pl. 67

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271 272 270 Yu Youren (1879-1964) CALLIGRAPHY, Ink on paper, 47.6” x 11.5” — 121 x 29.3 cm. Est. $6,000/8,000 Literature: Modern Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy from Important Private Collection Overseas, Vol 1, pl. 66 271 Cheng Shifa (1927-2007) TWO DUCKS, Ink and colour on paper, cyclically dated 1989, 26.8” x 15.4” — 68 x 39 cm. Est. $3,000/5,000

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Literature: Modern Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy from Important Private Collection Overseas, Vol 1, pl. 37 272 Qi Gong (1912-2005) CALLIGRAPHY, Ink on paper, cyclically dated 1985, 50.8” x 26.4” — 129 x 67 cm. Est. $8,000/12,000 Literature: Modern Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy from Important Private Collection Overseas, Vol 1, pl. 64

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273 Attributed to Wen Zhengming (1470-1559) CALLIGRAPHY, Ink on paper, 44.5” x 11” — 113 x 28 cm. Est. $3,000/5,000

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Provenance: From a Japanese Private Collection 274 Xie Zhiliu (1910-1997) BIRD AND FLOWERS, Ink and colour on paper, cyclically dated 1995, 33.9” x 13.4” — 86 x 34 cm.

275 Zhang Daqian (1899-1983) ROCK AND PLUM BLOSSOM, Ink on paper, 47.4” x 11” — 120.5 x 28 cm. Est. $8,000/12,000

Est. $7,000/9,000 Exhibited: Exhibited at the National Women’s Club, Washington DC, May 2010

Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Zhang Daqian’s teacher Li Riuqing (1867-1920) with colophon by the scholar Di Pingzi (1872-1941)

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276 Zhao Shao’Ang (1905-1998) SIX VIEWS OF BIRDS AND FLOWERS, Ink and colour on paper, 14.6” x 11.8” — 37 x 30 cm. Est. $20,000/30,000 Provenance: From a student of Zhao Shao’Ang who received it as a gift during the 1980’s in Hong Kong

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278 277 Zhang Daqian (1899-1983) CALLIGRAPHY (COUPLET), Ink on paper, cyclically dated 1948, 52.8” x 11.4” — 134 x 29 cm. Est. $6,000/8,000 Provenance: Reputedly from the collection of Charles Zhu (1918-2008), an American-Chinese painter and calligrapher from Connecticut

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278 Wu Zuoren (1908-1997) TWO WATERCOLOURS, The first depicting yaks, the second, cranes. Both ink and colour on paper, 13” x 17.3” — 33 x 44 cm. Est. $8,000/12,000 Provenance: Sotheby’s Hong Kong, November 5 1989, lot 87

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Late Qing and Early Republican Paintings from a Private Hong Kong Collector (lots 279-291) The owner of this collection is a Hong Kong gentleman who owned a successful antique store in Tsim Sha Tsui before immigrating to Toronto in 1967.

279 Zhao Zhiqian (1839-1884) PEACHES, Ink and colour on paper, 51.6” x 12.6” — 131 x 32 cm. Est. $300/400 280 Dai Mingshuo (1605-1660) BAMBOO, Ink on paper, 42.1” x 15.9” — 107 x 40.5 cm.

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Est. $400/600 281 Chinese School LADY PLAYING AN INSTRUMENT, Ink and colour on paper, 19th century, 40.2” x 15.6” — 102 x 39.5 cm. Est. $300/400 282 Dong Jie (1772-1844) PEACHES AND LYCHEES, Ink and colour on silk, 19th century, 48” x 12” — 122 x 30.5 cm. Est. $300/400

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283 Wang Xiaomou (Su) (1794-1877) FISHERMEN, Ink and colour on paper, 46.3” x 11.4” — 117.5 x 29 cm. Est. $1,500/2,500

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284 Shangguan, Zhou (1665-died after 1749) BAMBOO ROD CHANGING TO A DRAGON, Ink and colour on silk, cyclically dated 1720, 27.8” x 15.2” — 70.5 x 38.5 cm. Est. $800/1,200 285 Attributed to Shao Shaowei (Song Dynasty) WEASEL AND CHICKEN, Ink and colour on silk, 49.4” x 15” — 125.5 x 38 cm. Est. $200/300 286 Xia Lingyi (Qing Dynasty) BAMBOO, Ink on paper, 51.2” x 11.6” — 130 x 29.5 cm. Est. $400/600

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287 Ren Xun (1835-1893) BIRD, LOTUS AND ROCK, Ink and colour on paper, 46.1” x 12.3” — 117 x 31.2 cm.

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Est. $600/800 288 Wu Jinpei (20th Century) BIRD AND FLOWERS, Ink and colour on silk, 37.6” x 15” — 95.5 x 38 cm. Est. $200/300 289 Guo Hancheng (Late Qing Dynasty) TWO SCHOLARS AND AN ATTENDANT IN MOONLIGHT, Ink and colour on paper, 37.4” x 17.4” — 95 x 44.3 cm. Est. $300/400

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290 Wang Yutian (19th century) FIGURES IN A GARDEN, Ink and colour on paper, 40” x 17.3” — 101.5 x 44 cm. Est. $300/400 291 Gao Fenghan (1683-1749) CHRYSANTHEMUM AND ROCKS, Ink and colour on paper, 65.4” x 18.3” — 166 x 46.5 cm. Est. $400/600

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293 292 Yellow Silk Dragon Robe Fragment, 18th Century Embroidered with a pair of sinuous confronting dragons, the scene surrounded by a diaper ground pattern. Framed, width 32.1” — 81.5 cm. Est. $1,500/2,500 Provenance: Property of a doctor from London, ON 293 Silk Embroidered Longevity Crane Panel, Guangxu Period (1875-1908) With a border of small gourds and cranes surrounding the central embroidered scene of a crane and butterfly. Framed, 50.4” x 31.9” — 128 x 81 cm. Est. $2,000/3,000 294 Silk Embroidered ‘Four Seasons’ Panels, Early 20th Century The four panels each copied after an earlier painting, and mounted as a floor screen, size of embroidered panels 39.8” x 9.1” — 101 x 23 cm. Est. $800/1,200 Note: Bamboo after Zheng Banqiao (1693-1765); Chrysanthemum after Bao Shi chen (1775-1855); Plum blossom after Li Futong; Orchid after Zhao Zigu (1913-2001) 295 Painted Silk and Bamboo Fan Signed Wang Zhaoluan and cyclically dated 1905. Framed, height 15.4” — 39 cm.

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296 Group of 23 Sotheby’s Catalogues from Hong Kong and New York (1980-1995) Sotheby’s Parke Bernet, Hong Kong, May 20, 1980; Sotheby’s Parke Bernet, Hong Kong, November 26, 1980; Sotheby’s Parke Bernet, Hong Kong, May 23, 1978; Sotheby’s Parke Bernet, Hong Kong, May 20, 1981; Sotheby’s Parke Bernet, Hong Kong, November 24 and 25, 1981; Sotheby’s Parke Bernet, Hong Kong, November 8, 1982 (two copies); Sotheby’s Parke Bernet, Hong Kong, May 21, 1984; Sotheby’s Parke Bernet, Hong Kong, May 24, 1984; Sotheby’s Hong Kong, Modern and Contemporary Chinese Painting, November 21, 1984; Sotheby’s Hong Kong, Fine Mondern Chinese Painting, November 21, 1985;Sotheby’s Hong Kong, Fine Modern Chinese Painting including Property from the Estate of Mme. Fan Tchun-pi (Fang Junbi), November 17, 1988; Sotheby’s Hong Kong, November 1 and 2, 1994; Sotheby Park Bernet New York, Chinese Painting, June 17, 1980; Sotheby Park Bernet New York, Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Bernat, November 7, 1980; Sotheby’s New York, Fine Chinese Decorative Works of Art, Paintings and Furniture including China Trade Paintings, October 12, 13, 1984; Sotheby’s New York, Important Chinese Sculpture Sold for the Benefit of the J.T. Tai Foundation, June 3, 1985 (two copies), Sotheby’s New York, Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Property of Hartman, Rare Art, Inc., June 5, 1985; Sotheby’s New York, October 19, 20, 1988; Sotheby’s New York, May 28, 1991; Sotheby’s New York, November 29, 30, 1993; Sotheby’s New York, October 31, 1995, each approximately 10.8” x 8.3” — 27.5 x 21 cm. Est. $300/400 297 Red Taihu Scholar Rock Of rising phoenix form with natural holes and crevices throughout. Wood stand, height 22.8” — 58 cm. Est. $3,000/4,000 Provenance: Purchased from Kemin Hu, Boston, May 30th, 2010

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300 299 Faceted Yixing Bottle Vase With inscribed calligraphy and landscape scenes, height 8.5” — 21.5 cm., studio mark Tie Huaxuan Est. $600/800 Exhibited: Deveau Galleries, Toronto, 1980’s

298 Red River Scholar Rock The stone of mottled brown colour with pale gray inclusions, in recumbent lion form. Wood stand, stone 3.5” x 10.6” x 9.1” — 9 x 27 x 23 cm.

300 Three Yixing Teapots The first with lid and handle rendered as bamboo, sealed Gu Jingzhou; the second of duck-form, sealed Chen Shunxian; the third, rectangular shape with an image of Shoulao to one side, sealed Wang Xiping, largest diameter 7.5” — 19 cm.

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303 301 Three Yixing Teapots The first, with rounded sides and a small spout, the handle mimicking a branch of leaves, a peach finial along the lid, sealed Chu Yujuan; the second, with a double band along the body and a trick ring finial, sealed Shengxi; the third, of square form with chamfered corners and a fruitshaped finial, sealed Weifang, largest diameter 6.3” — 16 cm. Est. $400/600 302 Two Yixing Teapots The first of persimmon-form with seal ‘Zhong Guo Yi Xin’ and ‘Yi Lan Zhong’; the second of bamboo-form with seal ‘Shao Yu Lin Zhi’, ‘Shao’ and ‘Yu Lin’, longest length 6.3” — 16 cm.

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Est. $500/700 303 Two Miniature Soapstone Seals, Late Qing Dynasty One of pebble form and of creamy white colour; the other, square shaped with lingzhi fungus terminal, widest width 1.2” — 3 cm. Est. $1,500/2,500 304 Agate Carved Octagonal Box and Cover, Qianlong Mark, 19th Century or Earlier Incised with five lines of script along the cover, the remainder of the box smooth and undecorated, the translucent stone of an even gray colour, 1.6” x 2.7” x 2.6” — 4 x 6.8 x 6.5 cm.

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306 305 Soapstone Carved ‘Daoist Immortals’ Group, Early 20th Century Depicting the eight immortals, each with their signature attribute, in celebration upon a raft, the crashing waves below, length 15.2” — 38.5 cm. Est. $800/1,200 306 Gilt Lacquered Wood Lion, 19th Century The male standing on a brocade ball and large base, 20.5” x 11.4” x 6.3” — 52 x 29 x 16 cm.

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Est. $400/600 Provenance: The Estate of Anne Wolfson, Toronto

308 Zitan Ruyi Sceptre, 19th Century The curving shaft carved in openwork with branches of ruyi climbing along both sides, the head rendered as a large ruyi, length 13.6” — 34.5 cm.

307 Zitan Two-Tiered Scholar’s Box, 19th Century Of streamlined rectangular-form with two individual compartments and a removable tray of shallow proportion, the smooth sides uncarved throughout, highlighting the natural wood grain, the whole raised on a stand with four short feet and a wide continuous handle with a slight humpback shape and decorated with stylized metal mounts also lining the edges of the box and four corners of the base, 10.2” x 15.2” x 8.3” — 26 x 38.5 x 21 cm.

309 Three Wood Carvings The immortal Lu Dongbin, a fu-lion, and a lohan, tallest height 7.7” — 19.5 cm.

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310 Boxwood Carved Brushpot, 19th Century Modeled as a gnarled section of tree trunk, branches of pomegranates carved to either side, height 4.3” — 11 cm. Est. $600/800 311 Natural Root Wood Carving of a Lion The base carved to mimic a rocky ledge with a lion emerging along the top, height 28.7” — 73 cm.

310 Est. $800/1,200 312 Moulded Gourd and Ivory ‘Landscape’ Cricket Cage, Late Qing Dynasty With a continuous village landscape throughout the body, and a reticulated dragon along the lid, height 4.3” — 11 cm. Est. $600/800 Provenance: An Ottawa Collection 313 Moulded Gourd and Ivory Cricket Container, Late Qing Dynasty The exterior moulded to mimic a honeycomb pattern, height 4.3” — 12 cm. Est. $300/400 Provenance: An Ottawa Collection 314 Rosewood and Burlwood Display Stand Rectangular-form with flat floating panel and simple swirling apron, the cabriolet legs of square section and joined together by low humpback stretchers, 5.9” x 12.7” — 15 x 32.2 cm.

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316 315 Hardwood and Marble Stand, Republican Period With a floating marble panel inset along the rectangular top, a reticulated apron comprised of lotus and scrolling vines surrounding four sides, the legs each of square section carved with scrolling design, all joined together by humpback stretchers, 4.7” x 12.2” x 7.5” — 12 x 31 x 19 cm. Est. $300/400 316 Famille Rose Porcelain Panel and Stand Depicting the Tang dynasty poet, Li Bai, holding a cup towards the moon, accompanied by a young boy, the panel mounted in a reticulated wood frame, porcelain panel sight height 5.9” — 15 cm. Est. $400/600 317 Two Peking Glass Vases Imitating realgar, both with smooth undecorated sides, tallest height 9.8” — 25 cm. Est. $400/600

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318 Black Lacquer Inlay Snuff Bottle, Marked Qianli, 18th/19th Century Of flattened-flask form and decorated with flower diaper inlaid with gold flakes and mother-of-pearl triangles, two-character seal Qianli inlaid in gold wire to the base. Green glass stopper TOGETHER WITH a smaller 19th century black lacquer inlay snuff bottle, tallest height 2.1” — 5.4 cm. Est. $600/800

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Provenance: The Estate of Robert Canfield Note: The artist Jiang Qianli was one of the masters of inlaid lacquer, and whose work was prevalent during the early Qing Dynasty. Miniature lacquer wares bearing his name and style were often copied throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. For a similar miniature black lacquer inlay design, see Christie’s New York ‘A Connoisseur’s Vision’, September 15, 2011, lots 919 and 928. 319 Two Snuff Bottles, 19th Century One of yellow Peking glass; the other of agate, tallest height 2.6” — 6.5 cm.

320 Est. $500/700 320 Cloisonné Enamel Double Snuff Bottle, 19th Century Decorated with vines of swirling lotuses against a turquoise ground, the foot, neck, and lid, all with gilt borders, height 2.6” — 6.5 cm. Est. $1,000/1,500 321 Three Interior Painted Glass Snuff Bottles, Early 20th Century Each cyclically dated and with Peking glass stoppers, tallest height 3.2” — 8.2 cm.

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322 Bronze Censer and Cover, 16th/17th Century Heavily cast, the body of rounded rectangular-form and decorated with stylized taotie masks against a Greek key-fret pattern, a pair of curving handles resting on either side of the shoulder, the pierced lid with a fudog as the finial, the whole raised of four paw-form feet with monster head masks, 14.4” x 11” x 6.3” — 36.5 x 28 x 16 cm.

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Est. $3,000/4,000 323 Archaistic Bronze Vase, 17th/18th Century A band of archaistic dragons lining the exterior, a dental border beneath, height 6.5” — 16.5 cm. Est. $500/1,000 324 Bronze Dragon Censer, Xuande Mark, 18th Century Well cast with a pair of sinuous dragons wrapping along the exterior of the short bulging body, their heads forming small knob-like handles on opposing sides slightly below the flat rim, diameter 7.7” — 19.5 cm., six-character Xuande mark Est. $3,000/4,000

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325 Bronze Tripod Censer, 19th Century The body of bulging shape with a pair of rounded handles on either side of the wide rim, diameter 8.3” — 21 cm., three-character mark to base Est. $600/800

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326 Bronze Temple Bell, 19th Century Of typical form with dragon handle support and bands of geometric patterns, height 12.7” — 32.3 cm., Yongle reign mark Est. $500/700 327 Large Bronze and Inlay Censer, Late Qing Dynasty Well cast and raised on three lion-head legs, the body with inlay scenes depicting processions underneath a band of phoenixes and Daoist symbols, the cover with a large fu-lion. The base similarly decorated and part of the set, height 30.7” — 78 cm. Est. $2,000/4,000 Provenance: Property from the Private Collection of Stanley Wagman, Toronto 328 Five-Piece Bronze Garniture Set With silver and mixed-metal inlays, each decorated with prunus flowers and lotuses; the set consisting of a censer and stand and two pairs of vases, tallest height 11” — 28 cm. Est. $800/1,200

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331 329 329 Rare Documentary Bronze Military Seal, Qing Dynasty The rectangular base finely cast with a seventeen-character inscription in seal script, all rising to a tapering cylindrical shaft, 4.7” x 3.5” x 2.2” — 12 x 9 x 5.5 cm., marked ‘qi huncheng lu zhang zhi guan fang lu jun di yi bai shi’ Est. $1,000/1,500 Exhibited: Bonham’s London, July 11, 2005, lot 83. Note: Written in official seal script, the stamp may have been used by the authority for the Commander of the Seventh Mixed Battalion, Frontier Force, First Army. The ‘mixed battalion’ was devised by the the Manchu ruler, Nurhachi (1559-1626) in 1618 after his subjugation of the land bordered the Amur and Tumen rivers. 330 Small Bronze Seal, Republican Period Surmounted by a fu-lion and possibly used by a banker or merchant, 2” x 1.4” x 1.4” — 5.2 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm. Est. $300/400 Provenance: From the collection of an American WWII veteran stationed in China during the 1940’s 331 Large Brass Tray, Guangxu Period (1875-1908) The recessed cavetto depicting a young official practicing archery while another man and woman look on, the central scene surrounded by a prunus border and joined to the flat rim patterned with dragons and Chinese characters, 16.1” x 24” x 1.4” — 41 x 61 x 3.5 cm. Est. $400/600

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332 Lacquered Bronze Figure of Guanyu, 16th/17th Century Heavily armoured and seated on his horse with reigns in hand, the warrior with a halberd secured to one side. Wood stand, height 10.6” — 27 cm.

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Est. $2,000/3,000 333 Seated Bronze Figure of Zhenwu, 16th/17th Century The warrior god seated on a throne, his elaborate robes covering ornate armour with a large dragon. Wood base, height 17.3” — 44 cm. Est. $10,000/15,000 Provenance: Private Collection Toronto, purchased from Blackamoor Antiques, Inc., New Orleans, 1995 Note: Known as the ‘Perfect Warrior’, Zhenwu is an important figure in the Daoist pantheon of deities. He is often seen as the protector of the state and the Imperial family. His symbol is the snake and tortoise. 334 Lacquered Bronze Seated Official, 16th/17th Century Dressed in official robes and cap, the heavily cast figure with serene and contemplative expression, seated in a large chair with curving crestrail and a pair of monster-head rests emerging from the arm, height 16.9” — 43 cm. Est. $3,000/5,000

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335 Bronze Seated Figure of Avalokiteshvara, 15th/16th Century Seated on a ferocious bixi rearing its head, the deity in the royal-ease pose with one leg lifted, the other pendant and resting on a lotus, the bodhisattva dressed in elaborate robes and adorned with jewels across the chest and waist, long ribbons, and a tall crown, all raised on a lotus form pedestal, height 13.2” — 33.5 cm. Est. $12,000/15,000 Provenance: The Estate of Anne Wolfson, Toronto 336 Bronze Seated Shakyamuni Buddha, 16th/17th Century Seated cross-legged, the figure with heavy lidded downcast eyes and tight whorls of hair, the hands in dhyana mudra. Wood stand, figure height 11.4” — 29 cm. Est. $3,000/4,000

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337 337 Bronze Figure of Amitabha Buddha, 16th/17th Century In dhyanasana on a four-tiered lotus base, the Buddha of the Western Paradise Sect with serene expression and tall crown, his robes with a fine incised floral border, height 12.6” — 32 cm. Est. $4,000/6,000 Provenance: Private Collection Toronto, purchased in New York during the 1980’s 338 Three Gilt Bronze Seated Buddhas, 18th/19th Century The smallest, a crowned Amida figure; the second Amida with hands in meditative gesture; the largest depicting Bhaisyajaguru, the Healing Buddha, with one hand in meditative gesture, largest height 4.5” — 11.5 cm.

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Est. $3,000/5,000 339 Gilt Lacquer Figure of a Lama, Tibeto-Chinese, 17th/18th Century Dressed in loose robes with incised borders, the figure seated in a cross-legged position and raised on a double lotus plinth with hands held in dharmachakra mudra (gesture of teaching), his rounded face with heavily lidded downcast eyes and full lips, all framed by pendulous earlobes, the base finished with a copper plate incised with double vajra symbol, height 8.1” — 20.5 cm. Est. $4,000/6,000 Note: For a similar example see Christie’s New York, September 21, 2007, lot 184. 340 Gilt Bronze Figure of Mahakala, Tibeto-Chinese, 17th/18th Century The six armed “Great Black Guardian” standing heavily on the backs of two ganapati-elephant headed figures, all on a lotus base with mandorla in the back, height 8.1” — 20.6 cm. Est. $7,000/9,000

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341 Cloisonné Enamel Censer, Qianlong Mark and Possibly of the Period Raised on three short ruyi feet with a gilt border along the foot and rim, the cylindrical body with large lotus sprays and vines against a sky-blue ground, diameter 3.7” — 9.5 cm., five-character Qianlong mark Est. $3,000/4,000 342 Pair of Cloisonné Enamel Lamp Finials, 18th century Raised on a lotus plinth with a secondary pedestal floating above, four cloud-form panels circle the central shaft, each decorated with floral patterns completed in cloisonné, height 12.2” — 31 cm. Est. $3,000/4,000 343 Cloisonné Enamel Water Buffalo Vessel, Qianlong Mark, 19th Century or Earlier Standing four-square with head turned to one side, the muscular beast with its tail tucked between its hind legs, swirling patterns along the body completed in navy blue, green, red, and gold against a sky-blue ground, width 7.9” — 20 cm., four-character Qianlong mark

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345 344 Cloisonné Enamel Nine Peaches and Crane Panel, Late Qing Dynasty The large panel with a sweeping peach tree on the left side, two longevity cranes on the right, all on a black lacquer ground. Wood frame, 34.3” x 44.9” — 87 x 114 cm.

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Est. $4,000/6,000 Provenance: Private Vancouver Collection. Acquired in Hong Kong during the 1930’s. 345 Large Cloisonné Enamel Box and Cover, Republican Period The cover top containing nine jade medallions on a lotus and vine ground, the interior decorated with butterflies and lotus balls, 2.4” x 11.8” x 11.8” — 6 x 30 x 30 cm.

346 Pair of Jade and Hardstone Chrysanthemums The chrysanthemum rendered from agate, carnelian, rock crystal, and jade and potted in a cloisonné planter decorated with a floral pattern and monster head handles, height 31.1” — 79 cm. Est. $800/1,200

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347 Large Rose Quartz Vase and Cover, Mid-20th Century The body of baluster-form covered throughout with a network of blooming peaches and birds all joined together by twisting branches, a young boy seated on the finial TOGETHER WITH a small scent vase with wood stand, tallest height 11” — 28 cm. Est. $400/600 348 Pair of Rose Quartz Carved Ladies The pair of mirror image with each dressed in simple robes and long flowing ribbons TOGETHER WITH a smaller rose quartz carving of a lady. Wood stands, tallest height 11.5” — 29.2 cm. Est. $400/600 349 Lapis Lazuli Carved Toad Carved in the round as a crouching frog, its hind legs tucked into its body, the underside revealing four webbed feet. Wood stand, width 3.5” — 9 cm. Est. $600/800

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350 Group of Five Archaistic Jade Pebbles Each varying in shape and colour; three in the form of mythical beasts, one a goose, the last a string of cylindrical beads, largest length 3.3” — 8.5 cm. Est. $400/600

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351 Three Archaistic Jade Pendants Including a bi, dragon half bi, rectangular pendant, the stone ranging from pale grey to rich orange-brown tones, widest width 4.5” — 11.5 cm. Est. $400/600 352 Large Jadeite Carved Pendant The lock form pendant carved in low relief with Hehe Erxian to the front, Chinese script to the back, the stone of an all-over white colour with minor green inclusions, width 3.9” — 10 cm. Est. $400/600 353 Two Mottled Jade Bangles Both simple and unadorned, the smooth sides uncarved, largest diameter 3.5” — 9 cm. Est. $400/600

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355 Large White Jade Brushwasher Carved as a giant lotus leaf with smaller growths inside, numerous songbirds flying around the exterior, the stone of a clear white tone with a hint of celadon. Reticulated wood stand, length 8.7” — 22 cm.

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Est. $5,000/7,000 356 Pale Celadon Jade Brushwasher Flanked on either side by a prunus flower and two large leaves, the quatrefoil body incised with four lines of archaistic Chinese script, the stone of a celadon colour with russet inclusions, length 7.7” — 19.5 cm. Est. $2,000/2,500 357 Rosewood and White Jade Panel The stone of a white colour and carved over multiple plains with two horses in a forest surrounded by rocks and ruyi, mounted into a reticulated frame, 4.9” x 5.9” — 12.5 x 15 cm. Est. $2,000/3,000

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358 Two Jadeite Meiren Figures Both standing figures similarly dressed in long draping robes and carrying a lotus pod; the smaller with a phoenix to one side. Wood stands, tallest height 9.6” — 24.5 cm. Est. $600/800

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359 Large Jadeite ‘Three Friends’ Bi Disk Carved in high relief on both sides with prunus, pine, and bamboo, diameter 7.1” — 18.1 cm.

361 Mottled Grey Archaistic Bi Disk The stone of a grey colour with black inclusions and relief carved with four mythical beasts along the front, the back with archaistic script, diameter 5.7” — 14.5 cm.

Est. $1,500/2,000 Est. $1,000/1,500 360 Large Pale Celadon Jade Ram and Lingzhi Group Of generous proportion, the pale stone deeply carved to depict a muscular animal rearing its head and grasping a large sprig of lingzhi, the four legs tucked into the sides of its body, the underside revealing well fashioned hooves, width 6.5” — 16.5 cm.

362 White Jade Lingzhi Fungus Vase Well hollowed, the tall swirling sides carved in the form of a lingzhi, and supported by a network of branches, leaves, and smaller fungus along the base, the stone of an even white colour with minor dark inclusions along the front, width 5.9” — 15 cm.

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363 Large Spinach Green Jade Recumbent Dog The canine curled up for slumber. With fitted marble stand, length 9.9” — 25.2 cm.

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Est. $1,000/1,500 364 Celadon Jade Brushwasher Carved in the form of three gourds joined together by several branches of prunus flowers, the stone of an even celadon colour, width 5.3” — 13.5 cm. Est. $1,000/1,500 365 Pale Celadon Jade Bixie In a crouched position with a small bixie cub climbing along its front, minor russet inclusions in the stone, length 4.5” — 11.5 cm. Est. $800/1,200 366 Pair of Jade Double Gourd Vases and Covers The sides smooth and undecorated, the stone of a consistent celadon colour. Wood stands, height 6.1” — 15.5 cm. Est. $800/1,200

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367 Chinese School SIX ALBUM PAGES, Including: After Yun Shouping(1633-1690), Plum blossom, ink and colour on paper; Attributed to Li Shan(1686-1762), Mantises and flower, ink and colour on paper, one seal; Artist unknown, Bamboo, ink on paper, three collectors’ seals; Artist unknown, Orchid, ink on paper, one seal; Artist unknown, Lotus, ink and color on paper; Signed Lishan (18th century), colour on paper, 2 seals, largest 15.9” x 10.6” — 40.5 x 26.8 cm. Est. $3,000/5,000 Provenance: From an Important Canadian Collection, purchased at Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York ‘Chinese Art from the Estate of the Late C. T. Loo’, October 10-11, 1962 368 Attributed to Qian Du (1764-1845) LANDSCAPE, Ink and colour on paper, 36.1” x 19.1” — 91.6 x 48.6 cm. Est. $2,000/3,000 Provenance: Donated to Knox College at the University of Toronto in 2009 by descendants of George Leslie Mackay, a missionary with the Canada Presbyterian Church. Mr. Mackay acquired the painting when he resided in Tamsui, northern Formosa (now Taiwan) sometime between 1872-1901.

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369 Chinese School ANCESTOR PORTRAIT OF AN OFFICIAL, QING DYNASTY, Ink and colour on silk. Framed, 61” x 35.6” — 155 x 90.5 cm. Est. $600/800 370 After Jiao Bingzhen (Qing Dynasty) ALBUM DEPICTING FARMING AND WEAVING, Cloth board accordion album with forty-four woodcut illustrations and calligraphic preface, 15” x 12.1” — 38 x 30.8 cm.

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Est. $400/600 371 Chinese School FISHERMAN CROSSING A BRIDGE, Ink on silk. Framed, 9.4” x 11.4” — 24 x 29 cm. Est. $400/600 372 Chinese School THREE PAINTINGS OF FARMERS, Ink and colour on silk. Old rosewood frames, 29.3” x 7.9” — 74.5 x 20 cm. Est. $500/1,000

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376 373 Tang E (20th Century) THREE PAINTINGS OF LADIES, Ink and colour on silk. Framed, 41.5” x 10.8” — 105.5 x 27.5 cm. Est. $500/1,000 374 Zhang Shulu (1899-1956) TWO BIRDS AND PEACH BLOSSOM, Ink and colour on paper, cyclically dated 1931. Framed, 13.8” x 20.7” — 35 x 52.5 cm.

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Est. $6,000/8,000 375 After Qi Gong (1912-2005) CALLIGRAPHY ALBUM, Cloth board accordion album with twelve double page calligraphy and one title page dated 1986. Title page and cover page signed. Each page with two or three seals of artist., 11.2” x 7.3” — 28.5 x 18.5 cm. Est. $1,000/1,500 376 Attributed to Song Wenzhi (1919-1999) BOATS AND HOUSES, Ink and colour on paper. Framed, 9.1” x 11.4” — 23 x 29 cm. Est. $400/600 Provenance: Property of a doctor from London, ON

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377 Fang Zhaolin (1914-2006) BAMBOO UNDER WIND, Ink on paper. Framed, 26” x 15.2” — 66 x 38.5 cm.

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Est. $800/1,000 378 School of Fan Zeng SCHOLAR, Ink and colour on paper. Framed, 34.6” x 18.5” — 88 x 47 cm. Est. $800/1,200 379 Ling Juchuan (1887-1972) PEONIES, Ink and colour on paper, 16.1” x 26.8” — 41 x 68 cm. Est. $600/800 380 After Li Keran (1907-1989) BOY AND WATER BUFFALO, Ink and colour on paper, cyclically dated 1984, 25.6” x 18.1” — 65 x 46 cm. Est. $300/400 381 Shen Shijia (1906-2001) LANDSCAPE, Ink and colour on paper, 26.4” x 17.3” — 67 x 44 cm. Est. $2,000/3,000

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382 Hu Zhongyuan (1940- ) and Zhou Shan TWO CRANES AND PINE TREE, Ink and colour on paper, cyclically dated 1985, 37.4” x 14.8” — 95 x 37.5 cm. Est. $300/400 383 Liu Guohui (1940- ) TWO CATS AND FLOWERS, Ink and colour on paper, cyclically dated 1998, 33.9” x 19.7” — 86 x 50 cm. Est. $300/400 384 Signed Zi He DAIYU BURIES FALLEN FLOWER PETALS, Ink and colour on paper, cyclically dated 1980, 30.7” x 19.3” — 78 x 49 cm. Est. $400/600

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385 Zao Wou-Ki (1921- ) LES PETITS BATEAUX, 1953, Lithograph printed in three colours, signed and numbered 149/200 in pencil. Published by the Caby-Birch Gallery, New York, Image 7.5” x 6.3” — 19 x 16 cm. Est. $1,200/1,500 Provenance: Distinguished Private Toronto Collection

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A Collection of Late Qing and Republican Period Porcelain from a Vancouver Lady (lots 386-391)

386 Pair of Blue and White Dishes, Guangxu Mark and Period (1875-1908) Contained within a double blue line border, the cavetto depicting a lotus spray with scrolling tendrils emanating from the bloom, a border of lotuses surrounding the rim, diameter 4.1” — 10.5 cm., six-character Guangxu mark Est. $1,500/2,000

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387 Famille Rose Butterfly Bowl, Daoguang Mark, 19th Century The exterior continuously painted with groups of butterflies, the interior with a peach and bat medallion in the cavetto together with peony blooms and song birds, length 5.3” — 13.5 cm., six-character Daoguang mark Est. $1,000/1,500 388 Finely Painted Famille Rose Brushpot, Republican Period The body smooth and cylindrical with a wide flat rim, a finely rendered scene of Zhongkui preparing his sister to be married with a demon attending, surrounded by ‘100 antiques’ to one side, small flying bats throughout, height 5.5” — 14 cm., four-character gusong mark Est. $1,500/2,000

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389 Famille Rose Porcelain Landscape Panel, Republican Period Depicting a fisherman by a riverside village nestled in the rolling landscape. Framed, porcelain panel height 16.1” — 41 cm. Est. $3,000/4,000 390 Grisaille ‘Seven Scholars’ Brushpot, Republican Period The figures seated at the base of a rocky hill surrounded by bamboo and in conversation, height 9.8” — 25 cm. Est. $800/1,200 391 Famille Rose Nine Peaches Vase and Cover, Republican Period Heavily potted with bulging shoulders and a splayed foot, a branch of peaches extends across the body and along the lid, height 16.1” — 41 cm. Est. $3,000/4,000

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392 Blue and White Double Gourd Vase With design of lions and peacocks on a ground containing lotus blooms and scrolling vine, height 13.4” — 34 cm. Est. $400/600 393 Blue and White Floral Bowl, 17th Century The deep sides sharply rising towards a wide rim and supported on a tall foot, the exterior with scrolling vines of lotus, a single bloom along the cavetto, diameter 7.9” — 20 cm. Est. $400/600 394 Large Blue and White Lotus Charger, Kangxi Period (1662-1722) The interior populated with five large lotus sprays and smaller blooms to the side, all contained within a gilt border, diameter 13.6” — 34.5 cm. Est. $1,000/1,500

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395 Blue and White Figural Brushpot, Bitong Decorated with continuous scene of court figures, height 6.5” — 16.5 cm. Est. $400/600

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397 Blue and White Ginger Jar, 18th/19th Century The smooth body of ovoid-shape with gently rounded sides tapering towards a narrow base, the exterior finely decorated with a landscape scene including two small figures, the lid with similar decoration, height 9.8” — 25 cm. Est. $8,000/12,000

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398 Blue and White Ginger Jar and Cover, 19th Century The slender shoulders gently recede to a narrow, recessed foot, the smooth sides depicting a pair of songbirds nestled amid peonies with a large flower painted on the cover, height 10.2” — 26 cm. Est. $600/800 399 Large Blue and White ‘Hundred Boys’ Vase The cylindrical neck decorated with ‘100 antiques’ and rising towards a wide circular opening, the body with playing children in an outdoor pavilion, height 24” — 61 cm. Est. $400/600 400 Massive Blue and White Vase Of elongated ovoid-form, depicting an elderly fisherman and attendant by the riverbank surrounded by mountains and foliage, height 22.8” — 58 cm. Est. $2,000/3,000

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401 Famille Verte Brushpot, Kangxi Mark, Early 20th Century Depicting a court scene with attendants, height 5.5” — 14 cm., sixcharacter Kangxi mark within a double circle Est. $500/1,000 402 Famille Verte Faceted Vase, Late Qing Dynasty Each side of tapering rectangular-form painted with dense groups of lotus flowers, leaves, and birds, the motif continuing along the lid towards the splayed flat rim Est. $2,000/3,000 403 Famille Verte Rouleau Vase, 19th Century With a continuous scene of warriors presented before a group of lords, height 17.7” — 45 cm. Est. $1,000/1,500

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404 (marks) 404 Small Tea Dust Glazed Jar, Daoguang Mark and Probably of the Period (1821-1850) The sides gently bulging outwards with a pair of thin handles along either side of the circular rim, the whole covered in an even tea dust glaze, height 3.1” — 8 cm., six-character Daoguang mark Est. $1,500/2,000 Note: Compare to a similar example sold at Christie’s London, November 4, 2008, lot 193 405 Jun Glazed Washer, Tianqi Mark Of shallow proportion, the bulging sides rise towards a straight rim, the whole covered in a sky-blue glaze falling short of the foot to reveal a biscuit ground, diameter 8.7” — 22 cm. Est. $500/700 406 Celadon Glazed Hu-Form Vase, 19th Century Of pear-shape, moulded flanges decorate each of the edges along the upper portion of the body, a pair of monster head ring handles to either side of the square-form rim, all raised on a splayed foot, height 11.2” — 28.5 cm. Est. $4,000/6,000

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407 Celadon Glazed Cong Vase, 19th Century The smooth rectangular body with tapering neck raised on a cylindrical foot, height 10.4” — 26.5 cm. Est. $2,000/3,000 408 Blue Glazed Hu Vase With slip decorated bats and clouds on the body, the neck with elephant handles, height 12.2” — 31 cm. Est. $6,000/8,000 409 Large Copper Red Glazed Baluster Vase With a copper red glaze interspersed with black flecks, the interior and base both glazed white, height 16.9” — 43 cm. Est. $800/1,200 410 Unusual Moulded ‘Daoist Emblem’ Vase With eight Daoist emblems moulded along the exterior, a pair of elephant head handles emerging from either side of the stout neck, height 9.4” — 24 cm.

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411 Famille Rose Porcelain Panel Depicting a single magpie perched on a prunus branch. Framed, porcelain panel height 15” — 38 cm. Est. $300/400 Note: A single magpie and prunus represents a wish for happiness 412 Set of Three Famille Rose Star Gods Each rendered in brightly patterned robes and depicted with their traditional attributes; Fu, dressed as a scholar and carrying a child; Lu holding a ruyi-sceptre; Shou, with a jovial expression and holding a staff, tallest height 18.1” — 46 cm. Est. $600/800

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413 Pair of Large Daoist Immortal Vases Each rendered with a mirror image of Ma Gu, the goddess of longevity, accompanied by two female attendants each carrying basket of fruit and flora, height 22.8” — 58 cm. Est. $800/1,200 414 Pair of Famille Verte ‘Ladies’ Vases Each with a pair of finely dressed ladies and children in an outdoor pavilion to one side, and Chinese script on the other, height 17.8” — 45.1 cm. Est. $500/700 415 Famille Rose Baluster Vase The ovoid body decorated with two scenes of scholars and attendants in rectangular reserves, surrounded by painted peonies and songbirds and moulded reptiles, height 17.9” — 45.5 cm. Est. $400/600

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416 Two Large Famille Rose Baluster Vases, 19th Century A near pair, each with elongated ovoid bodies decorated with rectangular reserves depicting a figural scene; the first, with scholars and officials; the other, with warriors and combat scenes; all surrounded by dense floral patterns, moulded dragons and squirrels, tallest height 24” — 61 cm. Est. $4,000/6,000 417 Pair of Famille Rose ‘Elephant’ Wine Cups, Qianlong Mark, 19th Century Each ‘U’ shaped cup with a lone elephant in a floral garden, height 2.5” — 6.4 cm., six-character Qianlong mark Est. $1,000/1,500 Provenance: A Chinese-Canadian Collection of Qing Dynasty Porcelain. Purchased from Fook Shing Arts Company, Hong Kong, during the early 1980’s. 418 Pair of Iron Red Chicken Vases, Qianlong Mark, Republican Period Each a mirror image and depicting five hens on a field, the reverse with a verse, height 7.1” — 18 cm. Est. $400/600

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419 Famille Rose Figural Bowl, Tongzhi Mark and Period (1862-1874) The exterior decorated with several children and elderly scholars in a rocky garden, the cavetto with a circular medallion including a pair of peaches and a bat, diameter 7.5” — 19 cm., six-character Tongzhi mark Est. $600/800 420 Famille Rose Millefleur Bottle Vase, Qianlong Mark, Republican Period Raised on a tall foot, the bulging body densely patterned with flora including peonies and chrysanthemum, a gilt ring surrounding the cylindrical neck and rim, the interior and base with a pale turquoise glaze. Original wood and cloth box, height 8.1” — 20.5 cm., sixcharacter Qianlong mark Est. $600/800 Provenance: A family from Nova Scotia

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421 Famille Rose Dragon Bowl and Cover, Guangxu Mark, Early 20th Century Thinly potted and of ovoid shape, the exterior with several dragons soaring above crashing waves, height 5.1” — 13 cm., diameter 4.3” — 11 cm., six-character Guangxu mark to base, four-character Guangxu mark on cover Est. $400/600 422 Two Famille Rose Nonya Vases, Early 20th Century Each of narrowing baluster-form and decorated with designs of phoenix and peonies against a turquoise ground, a pair of moulded squirrels to either side of the cylindrical neck, tallest height 11.8” — 30 cm. Est. $400/600

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423 Famille Rose Millefleur Medallion Vase, Qianlong Mark, Republican Period With a dense pattern of peonies and chrysanthemum surrounding the circular reserves on opposing sides, each depicting a single bird perched on a branch of flora, elephant head handles flank either side of the flat circular rim, height 10” — 25.5 cm., six-character Qianlong mrk Est. $800/1,200 Provenance: Purchased in Ottawa during the 1960’s 424 Pair of Large Famille Rose ‘Journey to the West’ Hu-Form Vases, Qianlong Mark, 20th Century Decorated with deities and warriors in an outdoor setting, the reserves set against a pink ground with chrysanthemum medallions, a pair of dragon form handles flanking the neck, height 25.2” — 64 cm.

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Est. $2,500/3,500 425 Famille Rose ‘European Subject’ Jarlet, Early 20th Century With reserves depicting an European male figure, all on a faux-bois pattern, height 3.9” — 10 cm., four-character Huai Ren Tang Est. $400/600 426 Pair of Copper Red ‘Immortals’ Vases, Early 20th Century Each of tapering ovoid shape and raised on a hidden foot rim, decorated with a procession scene along the front, height 13” — 33 cm., bases marked with an artemisia leaf Est. $600/800

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427 427 Famille Rose Floral Vase, Qianlong Mark The bulging body with brilliantly coloured peonies, vines and leaves swirling between, height 15.7” — 40 cm., four-character Qianlong mark Est. $1,000/1,500 428 Famille Rose ‘Longevity Subject’ Vase, Qianlong Mark, 19th Century The body continuously decorated with a depiction of the longevity god holding a peach, height 10.2” — 26 cm., four-character Qianlong mark

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Est. $900/1,200 429 Famille Rose ‘Caterpillar and Butterfly’ Hu-Form Vase, Kangxi Mark, 19th Century With quatrefoil reserves on either side depicting caterpillars and butterflies, the exterior covered with a thick and even puce glaze, height 8.7” — 22 cm., six-character Kangxi mark Est. $1,000/2,000 430 Famille Rose Lantern and Stand, 19th Century Brightly patterned with a Greek key-fret border and band of ruyi-head surrounding the neck, the tapering ovoid body decorated with several sinuous and confronting dragons alongside scrolling clouds against a yellow ground, height 11.4” — 29 cm.

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Est. $1,500/2,000 431 Pair of Famille Rose ‘Peony’ Dishes, Qianlong Mark, 19th Century With three circular medallions depicting bouquets of peonies along the interior, all against a pink sgraffito ground, diameter 9.4” — 24 cm., six-character Qianlong mark Est. $800/1,200

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432 Pair of Famille Rose ‘Peony and Butterfly’ Dishes, 19th Century Of chrysanthemum-form with a shallow cavetto, each painted with peony blooms, butterflies, and crickets, diameter 10.6” — 27 cm. Est. $2,000/3,000 433 Famille Rose ‘Fu Lion’ Dish, Qianlong Mark, 19th Century The interior with nine playing fu-dogs, the scene surrounded by a border of ruyi-head, diameter 13” — 33 cm., six-character Qianlong mark Est. $1,000/1,200

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434 Famille Rose Figure of Laughing Buddha Modeled in the form of the jovial deity with a necklace of prayer beads strung across his knee. Wood stand, 6.9” x 6.5” — 17.5 x 16.5 cm. Est. $700/800 435 Famille Rose ‘100 Antiques’ Planter, 19th Century With a wide flat rim, the body tapering to a narrow raised foot, with an all-over peach glaze, diameter 16.1” — 41 cm. Est. $1,500/2,000

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438 436 Gilt Decorated Coral Ground Vase, Daoguang Mark, Republican Period With the rounded sides gently bulging outwards, the exterior densely patterned with gilt designs of scrolling vines, bats, and lotuses. Wood stand, height 7.9” — 20 cm., six-character Daoguang mark Est. $1,500/2,000 437 Famille Rose Medallion Bowl, Daoguang Mark The deep sides rising towards a slightly everted rim, four circular medallions, each with a floral scene, interspersed with vines of lotus, all set against a yellow ground, diameter 5.9” — 15 cm., sixcharacter Daoguang mark Est. $3,000/4,000 438 Pair of Famille Rose Lohan Cups, Qianlong mark Decorated with a group of lohan surrounded by bats and a tiger, diameter 3.9” — 10 cm., six-character Qianlong mark Est. $400/600 439 Large Famille Rose Vase Decorously patterned with a ruyi-head border surrounding the flared rim, the whole of the neck and ovoid body painted with a continuous scene depicting an official and his attendants in an outdoor pavilion, height 23” — 58.5 cm. Est. $2,500/3,000

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Bidding To bid in person at the auction, you must register for a bidding number by showing identification acceptable to the Auctioneer upon entering the salesroom. Your number will identify you if you are the successful bidder. You will be responsible for all lots purchased on your bidding number. Banking information may be requested by Waddington’s™ or Joyner™ Waddington’s. You may submit an Absentee Bid Form if you are unable to attend the sale. Bidding by telephone, in limited circumstances, can be arranged prior to the sale. While we are pleased to offer absentee and telephone bidding as a service to our clients, and take great care in their commission, the Auctioneer will not be responsible for technical difficulties, errors or failure to execute bids. The Auctioneer may also execute bids on behalf of the consignor to protect the reserve. The reserve is the confidential minimum price the seller is willing to accept for his or her property, below which it will not be sold.

INFORMATION FOR SELLERS Paintings, drawings, prints, furniture, jewellery and all forms of decorative arts and collectibles may be brought to our Toronto office where we can provide you with preliminary auction estimates and consignment procedures. Please visit our website at www.waddingtons.ca for details on our various departments and how to contact the specialists. We also accept mailed and emailed requests for advice on the marketability of objects. A photograph and phone number must accompany a full description of each item. Our specialists regularly travel to major Canadian cities to meet with prospective consignors. For further information, or to arrange an appointment, please contact our Toronto office. Property normally arrives at Waddington’s™ or Joyner™ Waddington’s at least three months before the sale in order to allow our specialists time to research, catalogue, photograph and promote the items. Consignors will receive a contract to sign, setting forth terms and fees for our services.

Restrictions exist regarding the export of species protected under CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species). All Narwhal Tusks must have a Marine Harvest Number or a Marine and Mammal Transport number to be sold at Waddington's.

Commission Rates Items selling for $7,501 or more Items selling for $2,501 to $7,500 Items selling for $251 to $2,500 Items selling for $250 or less *There is a minimum handling charge of $20 per item

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Insurance A 1% insurance charge, based on the hammer price of the property, will be applied to all accounts.


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CONDITIONS OF SALE 1 All lots are sold “AS IS”. Any description issued by the auctioneer of an article to be sold is subject 11 Notwithstanding condition no. 1, if the buyer, prior to removal of a lot, makes arrangements

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to variation to be posted or announced verbally in the auction room prior to the time of sale. While satisfactory to the auctioneer for the inspection of such lot by a fully qualified person the auctioneer has endeavoured not to mislead in the description issued, and the utmost care is acceptable to the auctioneer to determine the genuineness or authenticity of the lot, to be taken to ensure the correct cataloguing of each item, such descriptions are purely statements of carried out promptly following the sale of the lot, and if, but only if, within a period of 14 days opinion and are not intended to constitute a representation to the prospective purchasers and no following the sale a written opinion of such person is presented to the auctioneer to the effect warranty of the correctness of such description is made. An opportunity for inspection of each that the lot is not genuine or authentic, accompanied by a written request by the buyer for article is offered prior to the time of sale. No sale will be set aside on account of lack of rescission of the sale, then the sale of the lot will be rescinded and the sale price refunded to correspondence of the article with its description or its reproduction, if any, whether colour or black the buyer. & white. Some lots are of an age and/or nature which preclude their being in pristine condition and some catalogue descriptions make reference to damage and/or restoration. The lack of such 12 Payment for purchases must be by cash, INTERAC direct debit (Cdn clients in person only), certified cheque (U.S. & Overseas not applicable), travelers cheque, bank draft, electronic a reference does not imply that a lot is free from defects nor does any reference to certain defects transfer (fee applies), and VISA or Mastercard (up to $25,000). As Waddington's requires imply the absence of others. Frames on artwork are not included as part of purchase or condition. written authorization for all credit card purchases, credit cards must be presented in person It is the responsibility of prospective purchasers to inspect or have inspected each lot upon which by the cardholder and therefore cannot be accepted over the telephone. However, fax they wish to bid, relying upon their own advisers, and to bid accordingly. authorization arrangements can be made. Each lot sold is subject to a premium of 20% of the successful bid price of each lot up to and including $50,000 and 15% on any amount in excess of $50,000 as part of the purchase price. 13 In the event of failure to pay for or remove articles within the aforementioned time limit, the auctioneer, without limitation of the rights of the consignor and the auctioneer against the buyer, may resell any of the articles affected, and in such case the original buyer shall be Unless exempted by law, the buyer is required to pay Harmonized Sales Tax on the total purchase responsible to the auctioneer and the consignor for: price including the buyer’s premium. For international buyers, taxes are not applicable when (a) any deficiency in price between the re-sale amount and the purchases are shipped out of country. Items shipped out of Ontario, the buyer is required to pay amount to have been paid by the original buyer; taxes as per the tax status of that province, whether it HST or GST (Goods and Services Tax). (b) any reasonable charge by the auctioneer for the storage of such The auctioneer reserves the right to withdraw any lot from sale at any time, to divide any lot or to articles until payment and removal by the subsequent buyer; and combine any two or more lots at his sole discretion, all without notice. (c) the amount of commission which the auctioneer would have earned had payment been made in full by the original buyer. The auctioneer has the right to refuse any bid and to advance the bidding at his absolute discretion. The auctioneer reserves the right not to accept and not to reject any bid. Without limitation, any 14 It is the responsibility of the buyer to make all arrangements for insuring, packing and removing the property purchased and any assistance by the auctioneer or his servants, agents bid which is not commensurate with the value of the article offered, or which is merely a nominal or contractors, in packing or removal shall be rendered as a courtesy and without any liability or fractional advance over the previous bid may not be recognized. to them. Each lot may be subject to an unpublished reserve which may be changed at any time by agreement between the auctioneer and the consignor. The auctioneer may bid, or direct an employee to bid, 15 The auctioneer acts solely as agent for the consignor and makes no representation as to any attribute of, title to, or restriction affecting the articles consigned for sale. Without limitation, on behalf of the consignor as agreed between them. In addition, the auctioneer may accept and the buyer understands that any item bought may be affected by the provisions of the Cultural submit absentee and telephone bids, to be executed by an employee of the auctioneer, pursuant Property Export Act (Canada). to the instructions of prospective purchasers not in attendance at the sale.

7 The highest bidder accepted by the auctioneer for any lot shall be the buyer and such buyer shall 16 The auctioneer reserves the right to refuse admission to the sale or to refuse to recognize any forthwith assume full risk and responsibility for the lot and must comply with such other Conditions of Sale as may be applicable. If any dispute should arise between bidders the auctioneer shall have the absolute discretion to designate the buyer or, at his option, to withdraw any disputed lot from the sale, or to re-offer it at the same or a subsequent sale. The auctioneer’s decision in all cases shall be final.

8 Immediately after the purchase of a lot, the buyer shall pay or undertake to the satisfaction of the auctioneer with respect to payment of the whole or any part of the purchase price requested by the auctioneer, failing which the auctioneer in his sole discretion may cancel the sale, with or without re-offering the item for sale.

9 The buyer shall pay for all lots within 48 hours from the date of the sale, after which a late charge of 2% per month on the total invoice may be incurred or the auctioneer, in his sole discretion, may cancel the sale. The buyer shall not become the owner of the lot until paid for in full. Items must be removed within 10 days from the date of sale , after which storage charges may be incurred.

10 Each lot purchased, unless the sale is cancelled as above, shall be held by the auctioneer at his premises or at a public warehouse at the sole risk of the buyer until fully paid for and taken away.

THIRD PARTY LIABILITY Any person on Waddington’s™ Auctioneers & Appraisers premises, before, during or after the sale, shall deem to be there at his/her own risk and he/she shall have no claim against Waddington’s™ or Joyner™ Waddington’s in respect of any injury he/she may sustain or any accident which may occur.

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Waddingtons.ca SPECIALIST DEPARTMENTS

Waddingtons.ca/Cobourg

Asian Art

Jewellery, Watches & Numismatics

Anthony Wu 416 847 6185 aw@waddingtons.ca

Don P. McLean 416 847 6170 dpm@waddingtons.ca

9 Elgin Street East, Cobourg ON K9A 0A1

Monthly Fine Art

General Manager

Doug Payne 416 847 6180 dp@waddingtons.ca

Paul Needham 905 373 0501 pn@waddingtons.ca

Silver, Glass & Ceramics

Administrative Manager

Bill Kime 416 847 6189 bk@waddingtons.ca

Karen Harding 905 373 0501 kh@waddingtons.ca

Sculpture, Decorations, Clocks & Lighting

Furniture and Carpet Administrator

Sean Quinn 416 847 6187 sq@waddingtons.ca

Andrew Brandt 416 504 9100 x6200 ab@waddingtons.ca

Transitions

Absentee and Phone Bidding

Marcia Kim 416 847 6196 mk@waddingtons.ca

905 373 1467 (Fax)

Canadian Fine Art Geoffrey Joyner Robert Cowley Lydia Abbott Kristin Vance 416 504 5100 joyner@waddingtons.ca

Canadian Contemporary Art Stephen Ranger 416 847 6194 skr@waddingtons.ca

International Art Susan Robertson 416 847 6179 sr@waddingtons.ca Mandy Ilk (Client Services Administrator) 416 847 6182 mi@waddingtons.ca

Inuit Art

Brad Semple 416 504 9100 ext 6174 bs@waddingtons.ca

Christa Ouimet 416 847 6184 co@waddingtons.ca

Waddingtons.ca/Collingwood P. O. Box 554, Collingwood ON L9Y 4B2 Valerie Brown 705 445 8811 vb@waddingtons.ca

OPERATIONAL STAFF President

Accounts Manager

Duncan McLean 416 847 6183 adm@waddingtons.ca

Karen Sander 416 847 6173 ks@waddingtons.ca

C.F.O. / C.O.O.

Corporate Receptionist

Bonnie Herman 416 847 6171 bfh@waddingtons.ca

Kate Godin 416 504 9100 kg@waddingtons.ca

General Manager

Appraisal Co-ordinator

Duane Smith 416 847 6172 das@waddingtons.ca

Ellie Muir 416 847 6196 em@waddingtons.ca

Vice President Business Development

Client Services

Stephen Ranger 416 847 6194 skr@waddingtons.ca

Steve Sheppard 416 847 6186 ss@waddingtons.ca

Creative & Technical Manager

Andrew Brandt 416 504 9100 ext 6200 ab@waddingtons.ca

Jamie Long 416 847 6188 jl@waddingtons.ca


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