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Asian Art Auction Monday 8 June 2015 at 6:00 pm

On View Saturday 6 June 2015 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday 7 June 2015 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday 8 June 2015 from 10:00 am to 12 Noon Preview and Auction to be held at Waddington’s 275 King Street East, 2nd Floor Toronto Ontario Canada M5A 1K2 This auction is subject to the Conditions of Sale printed in the back of this catalogue. All lots in the auction may be viewed online at AsianArt.Waddingtons.ca

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Front Cover Lot 65 LARGE MING-STYLE HUANGHUALI THREEDRAWER COFFER TABLE, LIANSANCHU, 19TH CENTURY Inside Front Cover Lot 168 DING YANYONG (1902-1978) THREE VIEWS OF BIRDS AND FLOWERS Title Page Lot 194 PAIR OF FLAMBÉ GLAZED ‘POMEGRANATE’ VASES, 18TH/19TH CENTURY Inside Back Cover Lot 67 HUALI AND BOXWOOD INLAY CABINET, 19TH CENTURY Back Cover Lot 10 GYOKUSEI (19TH CENTURY) SNOW MONKEYS, MEIJI PERIOD

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online at AsianArt.Waddingtons.ca This catalogue and its contents © 2015 Waddington McLean & Company Ltd. All rights reserved. Photography by Waddington’s

Specialist Anthony Wu 416 847 6185 aw@waddingtons.ca Assistant Chih-En Chen 416 847 6195 cc@waddingtons.ca Corporate Receptionist Kate Godin 416 504 9100 kg@waddingtons.ca Accounts Manager Karen Sander 416 847 6173 ks@waddingtons.ca Absentee and Phone Bidding 416 504 0033 (Fax) bids@waddingtons.ca Online Bidding www.invaluable.com Communications Tess McLean 416 504 9100 tm@waddingtons.ca


It is with great delight we present Waddington’s Spring 2015 Asian Art Auction. This auction is always a pleasure to assemble, and based on our guidelines of quality and rarity, we are pleased to offer over 350 lots that will be enticing to both emerging and experienced collectors. We have been extremely fortunate to secure over 80 excellent quality Chinese scroll paintings from the Qing Dynasty and the 20th century that form the focus of our auction. The scrolls, from various prominent collections, were discovered in our cross-Canada travels and visits to the United States this past winter. In addition, a selection of modern scrolls paintings by artists such as Zhao Shao'Ang (1905-1998) and his circle, from part two of the estate of Darius Alain (1926-2013) are included. The Estate of Yick-Ho Wong (1923-2011) is another outstanding collection we are pleased to offer this spring. This Hong Kong gentleman amassed a collection of late Qing Dynasty and 20th century paintings, calligraphy and rubbings, that were featured in his store “King Won Court” in the mid-1960’s. Prize pieces include a group of large-format paintings by the 20th century modern painting master Ding Yanyong (1902-1978). A massive Longquan charger from the 15th century, consigned to us from an important Montreal collection, highlights the Chinese ceramics section. A rare celadon Ru-type hu vase with Tongzhi Mark, period (1862-1874) from the estate of Barbara Fincham (19292014) adds further beauty. Our cover lot is perhaps our most exceptional item in this sale --- a large, three-drawer huanghuali coffer table from the late Qing Dynasty. With immaculate wood graining on the table’s surface, this handsome item exemplifies the importance of both form and material in Chinese furniture production. It was purchased from Pao & Moltke Toronto in 1971. Rounding out the auction, we are pleased to present a selection of items from Japan, India, and the Himalayas, including Satsuma, miniature paintings and religious bronzes. Truly something for everyone. — Anthony Wu Specialist, Asian Art


Waddington’s

Leadership Team

Waddington’s is Canada’s most diverse and significant provider of fine art auction and appraisal services. Based on a rich legacy in the industry, Waddington’s actively seeks to redefine our business to ensure we remain fresh and reactive to what our clients are seeking. Through our appraisal, auction, private sale and downsizing expertise, we are pleased to provide a complete range of services.

Waddington’s leadership team brings together three of the industry’s best. The combination of their experience, knowledge of market trends and client networks builds on Waddington’s 160 year legacy of growth and dominance.

Waddington’s is Canada’s original auction house, with a history of conducting auctions since 1850. We are also an international auction house, providing access to world markets. Waddington’s is an innovative leader. We enjoy pushing the limits, exploring new territory and creating new partnerships. From the marathon auction of Maple Leaf Gardens, our partnership with the LCBO to auction fine wine, to the launch of Concrete Contemporary and our new Pop-Up Gallery series, we are driven to find what’s new, what’s exciting, and what you want to buy or sell.

Waddington’s by Department Asian Art Canadian Fine Art Contemporary Art Auctions and Projects Decorative Arts International Art Inuit Art Jewellery, Watches & Numismatics “Off the Wall” Art Philanthropy and Community

Duncan McLean, President, is Waddington’s corporate leader, responsible for strategic development and innovation realization. Under his direction Waddington’s strives to not only continuously evolve to meet the needs of our clients and address the demands of the market, but to push the boundaries, with integrity, creativity and passion. Mr. McLean has been involved in the auction industry for over 35 years, as art specialist, appraiser, auctioneer and corporate leader. His knowledge base spans the diversity of Waddington’s offerings, with internationally-recognized expertise in Inuit Art. As Vice President Business Development, Stephen Ranger is focused on identifying new markets, new clients and new ways to do business. For example, Mr. Ranger launched Waddington’s Contemporary Art venture, Concrete Contemporary, to reach an exciting new sector of art enthusiasts and artists. Under Mr. Ranger’s guidance, new partnerships are also being created resulting in edgy new offerings like our Pop-Up Gallery series debuting in 2013. Mr. Ranger brings over 25 years of diverse experience as an auctioneer, appraiser and consultant in the art and fine wine auction industry with specific expertise in Canadian Fine Art. Linda Rodeck, Vice President Fine Art, is one of Canada’s most trusted and respected Canadian Art specialists. Her impressive career of 25+ years includes leadership roles in the country’s most distinguished auction houses. Ms. Rodeck’s keen understanding of the market and her extensive network are invaluable in her role of sourcing the best works and providing the best service to our clients. As Vice President of Waddington’s Fine Art, Ms. Rodeck plays a critical role in developing new business leveraging her success in the Canadian art market.


Asian Art

Canadian Fine Art

Waddington’s Asian Art department is Canada’s leader in serving the demands of the rapidly growing Asian market supported by our recognized and credible expertise. Our ability to achieve exceptional prices for works is based on our international reputation and network with the community.

Waddington’s has been a major force in the Canadian art sector for over five decades, beginning with our first auction of Canadian Fine Art held at the Queen Elizabeth Building at the CNE in 1967. Since that historic event, Waddington’s has offered some of the most important Canadian works, set record prices, and has been an integral part of driving the Canadian art market.

Specializing in jade, paintings, porcelain, religious works of art, textiles, woodblock and export wares, we present works from China, Japan, Korea, South East Asia, South Asia, Himalaya and others.

Linda Rodeck Senior Specialist, Canadian Art Vice President, Fine Art Anthony Wu Specialist, Asian Art


Concrete Contemporary Auctions and Projects

Jewellery, Watches and Numismatics

Waddington’s launched its newest division, Concrete Contemporary Auctions and Projects in March 2012 with a vision and mandate to create a secondary market for contemporary Canadian art.

Waddington's has conducted auctions of Fine Jewellery and Numismatics for close to three decades. Highly respected expertise and in-depth knowledge of both domestic and international markets are the anchors of the ongoing success and popularity of our auctions.

Concrete Contemporary Auctions merges the worlds of traditional auction and the retail gallery, where our relationships with artists, art dealers, curators and collectors result in exciting new sources of contemporary works. The auctions are tightly focused on Canadian contemporary art since 1980 with an emphasis on midand late-career artists with exhibition history in the private and public sphere. An exciting initiative is the introduction of our Pop-Up Gallery series. These shortduration single artist exhibitions offer works by some of Canada’s most accomplished and influential working artists. As well, the groundbreaking Concrete Contemporary Acquisition Fund assists museums and public galleries in the acquisition of works by artists included in the auction. Led by one of Canada’s most plugged-in arts experts, Stephen Ranger, we are committed to exploring new ways to connect, expand and support the contemporary art community.

Stephen Ranger Senior Specialist, Contemporary Art

Our auctions are composed of a wide spectrum of contemporary and period jewellery featuring examples by some of the most desired names in jewellery including Tiffany, Cartier, Fabergé, Jensen, Yurman and Van Cleef & Arpels. Also featured in our auctions are fine wrist and pocket watches, designer fashion jewellery and all forms of numismatics including coins, tokens, banknotes and ancients.

Donald McLean Senior Specialist, Jewellery, Watches and Numismatics


Decorative Arts

International Art

Decorative Arts at Waddington’s encompasses a broad and diverse variety of objects and the department's client database is one of our largest.  From ancient to modern, delicate to deadly, Waddington’s Decorative Arts department redefines the term, bringing much more than traditional silverware and porcelain figurines to market, and with remarkable success.

Waddington’s International Art department presents auctions of fine art from around the world, offering original works from art centres across North America and Europe while continuing to expand our scope to bring our collectors works from Asia, South Asia, Russia and South America. A major element of Waddington’s legacy, our International art auctions draw on Canada’s cultural diversity. The combination of our expertise and our expansive global network ensures the highest standards of authentication and research.

Waddington’s reputation for developing new markets is well represented by our Decorative Arts department, as is our ability to present large collections – notable recent sales have included Contemporary Studio Glass, Scientific Instruments and Militaria.

Rare and important paintings, sculptures, prints and photographs are offered in our live and online auctions, attracting buyers worldwide.

The department regularly offers auctions which include bronzes, items of Canadian historical interest, ceramics, devotional works of art, glass, lighting, militaria, mirrors, objets de vertu, porcelain, silver, scientific instruments, travel and exploration maps. Susan Robertson Senior Specialist, International Art

Sean Quinn Specialist, Decorative Arts

Bill Kime Senior Specialist, Decorative Arts


Inuit Art

“Off the Wall” Art

Waddington’s is internationally recognized as one of the leading authorities in marketing Inuit Art. No other auction house has been as intrinsically linked to the development of a market for this art form. Inuit Art is a proud part of our DNA. From our first landmark auction in 1978 of the William Eccles Collection, Waddington’s has offered thousands of works, set record prices, and expanded the market well beyond Canada’s borders.

Our “Off The Wall” Art online auctions are a unique opportunity to showcase accessible art. Drawing from our International Art, Canadian Art and Inuit Art divisions, “Off The Wall” Art auctions feature paintings, prints and sculpture.

Our legacy of successful Inuit Art auctions, our ability to achieve continually increasing values and our creation of an international market have been key factors in validating Inuit art as a whole and establishing it as an integral part of the Canadian Art scene.

These monthly, online auctions are always an eclectic selection of affordable works – a great way to learn, enjoy art and start building a collection. Working closely with our other divisions, this auction has developed its own diverse and extensive network of clients.

Doug Payne Specialist, Fine Art

Duncan McLean Senior Specialist, Inuit Art

Christa Ouimet Specialist, Inuit Art


Philanthropy and Community

Waddington's is committed to working within the community by contributing our time and expertise to charity fundraising events and appraisal clinics. We are honoured to work with countless museums, galleries, art organizations and fund raising events and contribute our time to over 20 events each year raising over $2,000,000 annually for the community. In addition, the Concrete Contemporary Acquisition Fund each year funds 50% of the purchase price for a work of contemporary Canadian art for a public institution. Organizations we support include: Aids Committee of Toronto, SNAP Best Buddies Birdlife International Canadian Opera Company Canadian Film Centre Calgary Contemporary Casey House, Art with Heart Casey House, Snowball CAMH Unmasked Covenant House Design Hope The Furniture Bank Integra Foundation Lake Ontario Waterkeepers OCAD University Metro Toronto Zoo

Montreal Children’s Hospital Music and Beyond, Ottawa Nyota School, Kenya Princess Margaret Hospital Robert McLaughlin Gallery Second Harvest, Toronto Taste Serve Canada St. Mary’s General Hospital, Kitchener St. Michael’s Hospital, ARTGEMS The STOP Foodbank Toronto Symphony Orchestra The Varley Gallery Windsor Art Gallery Warchild Canada York University Fisher Fund


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Japanese Works of Art (Lots 1-21)

1 GOLD LACQUER FOUR-CASE INRO, MEIJI PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY Decorated with florals on both sides, height 3” — 7.7 cm. Provenance: The Estate of Ann Bell, Toronto. $400—600

2 PAIR OF MIXED-INLAY LACQUERED PANELS, MEIJI PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY Each depicting a dynamic fierce eagle on a plum tree made of mother-of-pearl and bone inlays, 28” x 16.7” — 71 x 42.5 cm. Provenance: Purchased from C. C. Lai Antiques, Toronto. $800—1,200

3 LARGE BRONZE OKIMONO OF A YOUNG FARMER, MEIJI PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY Realistically rendered with straw hat, basket and knife in left hand. Affixed to base, height 17.1” — 43.5 cm. Provenance: Purchased from C. C. Lai Antiques, Toronto. $600—800

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4 CAST IRON ‘GRAPE AND SQUIRREL’ TEAPOT, 19TH CENTURY Heavily cast body molded with grape vines and squirrel, the cover of faux-bois paint and sakura finial, height 9.6” — 24.5 cm., marked ‘Nippon ōsaka shi tetsu bin sei sano yasuke’ to cover, and marked ‘Ueda miyatsuko’ to foot rim $400—600

5 SILVERED BRONZE LANDSCAPE TEAPOT, MEIJI PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY Heavily cast with silvered surface, the body molded with scholar retreats and landscape scene against water waves background throughout, the handle decorated with lingzhi branches, height 9.3" — 23.5 cm., Marked ‘beni tonari dō miyatsuko’ and ‘kame bun dō miyatsuko’ $800—1,200

6 CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL TRAY, MEIJI PERIOD, LATE 19TH CENTURY With central design of a dragon and phoenix over a brocade pattern ground, 8” x 12.3” — 20.3 x 31.3 cm. Provenance: Purchased during the 1960’s in Toronto. $600—800

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7 LARGE CHAMPLEVEE ENAMEL BRONZE VASE, MEIJI PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY Of Chinese archaistic bronze-form, the ovoid body flanked by two large monster handles and raised on a short foot with vertical flanges, with enamel design of lotus dentals throughout, height 24.4” — 62 cm. $10,000—15,000

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Provenance: Purchased from Sotheby’s Parke-Bernet New York during the 1960’s.


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8 PAIR OF UNUSUAL CHAMPLEVEE ENAMEL VASES, MEIJI PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY With two arch-shaped handles to the shoulder, decorated with bands of scrolling geometric flowers, the bulbous body with two cartouches depicting a folk story and Fuji mountain, largest height 25.8” — 65.5 cm. Provenance: Robert Deveau Galleries, Toronto. $600—800

9 BRONZE DRAGON VASE, MEIJI PERIOD, CIRCA 1900 Cast in high relief with a ferocious dragon in pursuit of a flaming pearl, height 14.8” — 37.5 cm., impressed mark possibly Kiden $600—800

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10 GYOKUSEI (19TH CENTURY) SNOW MONKEYS, MEIJI PERIOD Ink and colour on paper, signed Gyokusei. Framed, 52” x 24.4” — 132 x 62 cm. Provenance: Purchased from Robert Brandt Asian Art in 2008, catalogue #53. $600—800

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11 HEMP CARPET, TAISHO CARPET (1912-1926)

12 HEMP CARPET, TAISHO PERIOD (1912-1926)

With abstract floral blooms on a vanilla and blue ground, 75.2” x 37” — 191 x 94 cm.

Decorated with chrysanthemum mon and stylized lotus pods around the border, 73.2” x 36.8” — 186 x 93.5 cm.

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13 KAKIEMON OCTAGONAL BOWL, EDO PERIOD, 17TH/18TH CENTURY Supported on a straight foot, the tall sides rising towards an octagonal gilt rim and continuously decorated with a scene of galloping horses in a pasture and surrounded with blooming flora to one side, the interior finely moulded with branches of blooming peonies and lotus, width 7.1” — 18.1 cm. Provenance: Jean and Joseph Connolly Collection, Montréal, QC. $1,000—1,500

14 PAIR OF KAKIEMON FOLIATE DISHES, EDO PERIOD, 17TH/18TH CENTURY Each with a wide foliate rim gently sloping towards a shallow cavetto and enameled with three separate floral blooms along the interior, the whole supported on a smooth foot ring, diameter 5.9” — 15 cm. Provenance: Jean and Joseph Connolly Collection, Montréal, QC. $800—1,200

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A Collection of Satsuma from a Westmount Collection (Lots 15-21) Reputedly from the Collection of Sir Cornelius William Van Horne (1843-1915). Acquired from the Gurie Gallery by the present owner during the 1970’s.

15 SATSUMA BALUSTER VASE, 19TH CENTURY

16 LOBED SATSUMA VASE, 19TH CENTURY

17 SATSUMA COVERED TEAPOT, 19TH CENTURY

With a wide flaring rim and tall cylindrical neck rising from the ovoid body decorated with two figures, a pair of moulded cicada-form handles to either side, height 14” — 35.5 cm.

The tapering globular body decorated with floral medallions and cranes and surmounted by a tall funnel neck rising towards a wide rim, height 9.8” — 25 cm.

Of cylindrical shape with a large curving handle to one side and decorated with lions reserved against a scrolling floral ground, width 9.6” — 24.5 cm.

$800—1,200

$600—800

18 SATSUMA DRAGON-FORM BASKET, 19TH CENTURY

19 SATSUMA LONGEVITY DISH, 19TH CENTURY

With a bulbous body and handle modeled in the form of two confronting dragons, width 8.9” — 22.5 cm.

With a wide gilt rim gently sloping towards the shallow interior decorated with a pair of cranes soaring above rolling waves, diameter 8.7” — 22 cm.

$600—800

$600—800 $500—700

20 PAIR OF SATSUMA JARLETS, SEALED KINKOZAN, MEIJI PERIOD, CIRCA 1900 Each with a slender cylindrical neck rising from a bulbous body decorated with figural scenes reserved on either side TOGETHER WITH a pair of bijin, signed Meizan, jarlets height 3.5” — 9 cm., Kinkozan mark to the base of jarlets, Meizan marked to reverse of ladies $1,000—1,500

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21 LARGE SATSUMA CENSER AND COVER, MEIJI PERIOD, LATE 19TH CENTURY The body supported on three paw-form feet with depictions of monks and scholars decorating 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. $1,500—2,000

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Indian and Himalayan Works of Art (Lots 22-48) 22 MUGHAL SCHOOL DEMON LEADING A COMPOSITE ANIMAL, 18TH CENTURY Tempera on card, image 11.9” x 8” — 30.2 x 20.4 cm. Provenance: Property from a Toronto Gentleman. $2,000—3,000

23 RAJASTHAN SCHOOL MINIATURE OF LAKSHMI, CIRCA 1800 Tempera and gold paint on card, image 5.7” x 7.8” — 14.4 x 19.8 cm. $600—800

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24 NORTH INDIAN SCHOOL MEN AT LEISURE, 18TH CENTURY Tempera on card, image 7.2” x 4.8” — 18.3 x 12.3 cm. $800—1,200

25 PROBABLY PAHARI SCHOOL SHIVA AND A PRINCESS 19TH CENTURY Tempera and gold paint on card, 6.8” x 4.4” — 17.3 x 11.3 cm. $1,000—1,500

26 KANGRA SCHOOL KRISHNA AND RADHA, 19TH CENTURY Tempera and gold paint on card, image 8.5” x 4.9” — 21.5 x 12.5 cm. Provenance: Private Collection Montreal, QC. $800—1,200

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27 JAIN SCHOOL FOURTEEN MINIATURE PAINTINGS, 19TH CENTURY Tempera on card, some with gold highlights, largest image 8.8” x 4.9” — 22.4 x 12.5 cm. Provenance: Private Collection Montreal, QC. $800—1,200

28 NORTH INDIAN SCHOOL KRISHNA IN THE FIRE, 19TH CENTURY Tempera and gold paint on card, image 9” x 6.2” — 22.8 x 15.7 cm. $1,000—1,500

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29 GREY SCHIST BUDDHIST FRIEZE, GANDHARA, 2ND/3RD CENTURY Probably the base of a larger image of Buddha, the fragment with three central scenes of Buddha flanked by attendants. Custom stand, 4.5” x 15.2” — 11.5 x 38.5 cm. Provenance: Purchased in Toronto during the 1960’s. $1,000—1,500

30 SMALL STANDING BRONZE AND SILVER INLAY FIGURE OF BUDDHA, NORTH INDIA, 15TH/16TH CENTURY Cast in standing position, right hand in abhayamudra and the left in varadamudra, the long robe inlaid with bronze and silver decoration, height 5” — 12.8 cm. $400—600

31 BRONZE SEATED MYTHICAL BEAST-FORM CARPET WEIGHT, SOUTH INDIA, 18TH CENTURY Possibly a ‘Yale’, or the centicore, the deer-like beast with a short horn on the back of its head, with heavy neck mane and ferocious expression on its face, height 3.1” — 8 cm. $400—600

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32 GILT BRONZE STANDING FIGURE OF MANASA DEVI, BENGAL, 18TH CENTURY Holding a staff in her right hand, and snakes both around her body and the left hand, all supported on a plinth, height 10.6” — 27 cm. Note: The Hindu cobra goddess, Queen of the Nagas, is believed to be the daughter of Lord Shiva. $2,500—3,500

33 GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF GANESH, SOUTH INDIAN, 18TH CENTURY Seated in lalitasana, holding his broken tusk and a bowl of sweets in his primary hands, the figure framed by a flamebordered elaborate foliate mandorla with protruding five-head cobra, all supported upon a horse standing on a plinth, height 10.6” — 26.8 cm. $800—1,200

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34 PAIR OF LARGE BRONZE GUARDIAN LIONS, SOUTH EAST ASIA, CIRCA 1900 Heavily cast in an active seated position, the two beasts with ferocious expressions and muscular bodies with inlaid sections of coloured glass, height 36.2” — 92 cm. $800—1,200

35 PARCEL GILT SILVER RITUAL EWER (DOMU POT) AND INCENSE STORAGE BOX, TIBET 18TH/19TH CENTURY Domu pot of circular cone form with a curving spout and a scalloped gallery rising at the top above a loop handle, body carved with several auspicious figures and animals against entangled vines background, base with incised double vajra; storage box of cylinder form and molded with similar pattern plus Tibetan inscription, largest height 13.6” — 34.5 cm. $600—800

36 SMALL GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF A SEATED TARA, NEPAL, 15TH CENTURY OR LATER Seated in lalitasana on a double-lotus, her right hand in varadamudra and the left raised in vitarkamudra, both holding the stem of a lotus blossoming at the shoulders, mounted on a plinth, height 3.7” — 9.5 cm. Note: Small figures of tara like the current example are rare. A similar figure in style and size was sold at Christie’s New York, September 14, 2010, lot 125. Another similar example was sold at Christie’s New York, March 19, 2013, lot 413. $3,000—5,000

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37 BRONZE FIGURE OF BHAIRAVA, NEPAL, 17TH CENTURY The incarnation of Lord Shiva with four hands and the third eye, holding a pasha, kapala, sword, and gong. Fitted wood stand, height 5.1” — 12.9 cm. $400—600

38 UNUSUAL GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF WHITE VAISHRAVANA, SINOTIBETAN, 18TH/19TH CENTURY The crowned deity seated in lalitasana, holding a mongoose in one hand, sitting upon a flaming dragon, the empty right hand meant to hold a trident or banner, all supported by a beaded double lotus base, height 12.2” — 31 cm. Provenance: Private Collection Toronto. Note: Vaishravana, also known as Jambhala, is one of the four heavenly kings and is associated as the Buddhist god of wealth. Typically, the deity is depicted in his ‘yellow’ form, and shown riding a snow lion and holding a goldspitting mongoose. The current example is ‘white’ Vaishravana and is riding a fierce dragon. White Vaishravana requires a specific ritual for those who practice his mantras. It involves pouring a light stream of water over his head, which is said to awaken the dragon. $3,000—5,000

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39 GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF YAMANTAKA AND CONSORT, VAJRAVETALI, TIBET, 18TH CENTURY Casting in alidhasana upon birds, elephant, horses, and the bodies of prostrate figures above a beaded lotus base, his 32 arms radiate about him with the primary arms grasping his consort and holding a kartika ritual curved knife and skull cap, wearing an elephant skin at his back, with deities symbolize avatar of Manjusri within tall flaming hair, his face is cast with a wrathful expression, height 9.4” — 24 cm.

Provenance: From an Important Canadian Collection, acquired in East Asia during the 1980’s. Note: As a wrathful manifestation of Manjusri, the Buddhist god of Wisdom, Yamantaka takes the infuriated form of a buffalo-headed guardian in order to conquer Yama, the God of Death. Known as an ‘Iṣṭadevata’ in Mahayana Buddhism or ‘Yidam’ in the Gelug School, Yamantaka protects the followers of tantric Buddism. Symbolizing the victory of wisdom/knowledge over death/ignorance, Yamantaka is important not only because he belongs to Anuttarayoga Tantra, the highest yoga tantra, but also because of is associations with the Chinese Emperor Qianlong (1736-1795) who regarded Manjusuri as his own meditational deity.

$20,000—30,000

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40 GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF YAMANTAKA AND CONSORT, SINO-TIBETAN, 19TH CENTURY OR EARLIER Standing in alidhasana upon birds and the bodies of prostrate figures, many arms radiate about him with the primary arms grasping his consort and holding a kartika ritual curved knife and skull cap, face is cast with a wrathful expression, height 6.4” — 16.2 cm. Provenance: Private Collection Vancouver, acquired in the 1990’s. Note: See essay for lot 39. $6,000—8,000

41 GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF DAMCHEN GARWA NAGPO, TIBET, 18TH CENTURY Seated sideways on a goat, wearing robes with billowing sleeves, the face with wrathful expression topped by a widebrimmed hat, the billy goat with twisted horns, both above a base depicting scene of purgatory, height 9.1” — 23 cm. Note: Damchen Garwa Nagpo, or “Blacksmith” in English, is one of the main attendant deities to the Tibetan Dharma protector. As another form of Dorje Legspa, Garwa Napo was formerly the chief of the Bon demon kings before being subdued by Padmasambhava. $4,000—5,000

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42 GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF MAHAKALA, TIBET, 18TH/19TH CENTURY Striding in alidhasana on an elephant headed prostrate servant above a beaded lotus base, the six arms variously holding a skull cup and flaying knife, wearing jewellery made of chopped-off human heads and a tiger skin skirt as well as elephant skin cape, height 9.3” — 23.5 cm. Provenance: Private Toronto Collection Note: A similar example sold in Bonhams San Francisco, June 29, 2009, lot 8030. Another sold in Christie’s London, November 12, 2010, lot 1237. $6,000—8,000

43 SMALL PARCEL GILT BRONZE BUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI, SINOTIBETAN Seated in vajraparyankasana, the right hand held in bhumisparshamudra, the left in dhyanamudraon, height 3.7” — 9.5 cm. $1,000—1,500

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44 THANGKA OF VAJRAVARAHI DORJE PAKMO, TIBET, 18TH CENTURY Dancing on one leg over a prone body on a lotus base, holding a kapala in her left hand and a chopper in her right, wearing a festooned belt and adorned with beaded necklaces, the face with wrathful expression surrounded by a life wheel and various deities, 24” x 18.3” — 61 x 46.4 cm. $2,000—3,000

45 THANGKA OF SENGGE DRADOG, TIBET, 18TH/19TH CENTURY The blue deity with wrathful face expression, holding ritual objects, striding in alidhasana on top of a buffalo and a sinned figure, supported by a lotus plinth, 33.9” x 22.2” — 86 x 56.5 cm. $1,500—2,000

46 THANGKA OF BUDDHA AKSHOBHYA, TIBET, 19TH CENTURY Seated in dhyanasana, holding arura on his right hand and medicine bowl on his left, surrounded by several deities including Taras, Vajrapani, and Shakyamuni, 47.6” x 28” — 121 x 71 cm. $1,000—1,500

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47 THANGKA OF GREEN TARA, TIBET, 19TH CENTURY Seated at centre in lalitasana, wearing elegant jewelry and rich brocades, the right hand extended in varada mudra and the left hand raised holding a lotus, surrounded by the miniature green Taras, 31.5” x 22” — 80 x 56 cm. $800—1,200

48 UNUSUAL SILK EMBROIDERED THANGKA OF WHITE TARA, CHINA, PROBABLY MID20TH CENTURY The goddess of longevity surrounded by a variegated aureole painted in tones of blue and yellow and seated on a lotus emanating from clouds, top crowned with a central shakyamuni flanked by a stupa and a dragon, 38.4” x 46.5” — 97.5 x 118 cm. Provenance: Purchased in Hong Kong during the late 1970’s. Note: Thangkas are traditionally portable Tibetan Buddhist paintings on cloth that originated from as early as the 8th or 9th Century. With the growth of Buddhism in China during the Ming Dynasty, artists started producing embroidered thangkas, thus showcasing the cultural exchange between Tibetans and the Han-Chinese. During the Yongle reign (1403-1424), the imperial workshop began producing embroidered thangkas for the emperor’s private shrines, or as diplomatic gifts for Tibetan Gurus. One such example was sold in Christie’s Hong Kong, ‘A Highly Important Imperial Embroidered Silk Thangka’, November 26, 2014, lot 3001. Though considerably later, the current example follows the tradition of embroidered thangkas passed down through Chinese history. $4,000—6,000

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Chinese Works of Art (Lots 49-368) 49 LARGE EXPORT BLUE AND WHITE DISH, KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722) Of a lotus flower in the centre circled by a ruyi-border and petal shaped panels with various flowers and flower branches, the reverse decorated with two peach branches, marked with the artemisia leaf, diameter 15.2” — 38.5 cm. Provenance: Duchange & Riché Brussels 1980’s by repute. Private Dutch Collection, Amsterdam. Note: A similar example in size and design can be found at The Frick Collection, accession number 1965.8.245. Another was sold at Christie’s Amsterdam, March 22, 2011, lot 53. $4,000—6,000

50 EXPORT TURQUOISE GLAZED JAR, 18TH CENTURY With high shoulders and hidden foot rim, height 7.7” — 19.5 cm. $1,500—2,000

51 EXPORT BLUE AND GILT WINE EWER AND COVER, KANGXI PERIOD (16621722) Of slender bottle form with serpentine spout and handle, the body decorated with two large Buddhist lions, height 7.9” — 20 cm. Provenance: The Estate of David Blyth Hanna (1858-1938). Mr Hanna was a railway executive who became the president of Canadian National Railways in 1919, maintaining his position until 1922, when he was appointed the first chairman of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO). $600—800

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52 EXPORT FAMILLE ROSE ‘TOBACCO LEAF’ OCTAGONAL TRAY, 18TH/19TH CENTURY The shallow sides decorated with floral patterns including lotus flowers and leaves, length 6.1” — 15.5 cm. $400—600

53 LARGE EXPORT FAMILLE ROSE SHALLOW BOWL, 18TH/19TH CENTURY Decorated with blooming lotus and prunus flowers, diameter 11.3” — 28.8 cm. $800—1,200

54 SET OF FIVE EXPORT FAMILLE ROSE PLATES, 18TH CENTURY Each with subtle foliate rim and gently sloping sides surrounding the shallow cavetto brightly enameled with clusters of blooming flora, diameter 9.1” — 23 cm. $800—1,200

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55 LARGE EXPORT MANDARIN ROSE PUNCHBOWL, 18TH CENTURY With two large panels depicting finely dressed nobles in garden pavilions, the interior with two ladies and a young child, diameter 11.2” — 28.5 cm. $1,000—1,500

56 EXPORT MANDARIN ROSE PUNCHBOWL, 18TH CENTURY Both sides with design of a family at leisure, the interior with a single peony bloom, diameter 10.2” — 25.8 cm. $600—800

57 LARGE EXPORT CANTON ROSE UMBRELLA STAND, 19TH CENTURY Of cylindrical-form with fluted sides and figural scenes reserved along the exterior alongside designs of flora and fauna, height 24.4” — 62 cm. $600—800

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58 RARE EXPORT BLUE AND WHITE BIRDCAGE, 19TH CENTURY Of cylindrical-form, the sides pierced with vertical bars, the gate with delicate sliding design, the domed top painted with a continuous water landscape and rising to a central boss mounted with a composition and brass hook for hanging, height 14.6” — 37 cm. Note: A similar example was sold at Christie’s New York, January 21, 2003, lot 273. $3,000—4,000

59 PAIR OF EXPORT PITH PAPER PAINTINGS, 19TH CENTURY The first depicting women at leisure, the second, officials in court. Framed, sight 7.1” x 11.8” — 18 x 30 cm. $400—600

60 EXPORT CANTON ENAMEL FACETED FLORAL VASE, 19TH CENTURY Of yellow ground and finely painted with tangled lotus vines, the sides with four windows depicting seasonal blooms and framed with chilong patterns, height 12.2” — 31 cm. $500—700

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61 EXPORT BLACK LACQUER RECTANGULAR STORAGE BOX, 18TH/19TH CENTURY The top cover painted with gilt figures, scholar retreat, and pagoda landscape, the sides decorated with flowers and ‘T’ shape diaper band, 18.9” x 19.3” x 7.7” — 48. x 49 x 19.5 cm. $600—800

62 SET OF FOUR REVERSE GLASS PAINTINGS Each depicting ladies in garden. Wood carved frame, 47” x 17.7” — 119.5 x 45 cm. Provenance: Purchased in Hong Kong during the 1960’s. $800—1,200

63 PAIR OF LARGE TINTED IVORY CARVED FIGURES, CIRCA 1930’S The first rendered as a finely dressed lady holding a basket in one hand and branch of peonies in the other; the second carved as a a jovial scholarly figure. Wood stands, tallest height 14.2” — 36 cm. Note: This item contains material that is protected under CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species). Please review your country’s import and export laws before bidding on this item. $1,500—2,000

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64 RARE COMPLETE SET OF EIGHT IVORY CARVED IMMORTALS, REPUBLICAN PERIOD, CIRCA 1940 Expertly rendered, each of tusk form and carved in the round as one of the eight Daoist immortals, the figures dressed in long loose robes and bearing their distinct attributes including: Li Tieguai with his crutch and double gourd bottle; Han Xiangzi holding a flute; Lan Caihe carrying a basket of peaches; He Xiangu with a long-stemmed lotus; Zhang Guolao together with his donkey; Lu Dongbin standing with a sword swung across his back and fly whisk in right hand; Han Zhongli with a feather; and Cao Guojiu dressed as a nobleman. Each affixed to wood stand, tallest height 12.2” — 31 cm. Provenance: An Important Westmount Collection, purchased in 1966 at the Gurie Gallery. Note: This item contains material that is protected under CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species). Please review your country’s import and export laws before bidding on this item. $15,000—20,000

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65 LARGE MING-STYLE HUANGHUALI THREE-DRAWER COFFER TABLE, LIANSANCHU, 19TH CENTURY A two-board top set into a mitered, mortise and tenoned frame with separate everted ends, over shaped spandrels carved with entangled vines and leafy fronds flanking three drawers above a double door with removable stile bordered by two outer panels, all above a short apron carved with chilongs, with baitong mounts, 34.3” x 78.3” x 21.1” — 87 x 199 x 53.5 cm. Provenance: Purchased from Pao & Moltke Toronto in 1971. $30,000—40,000

Note: As opposed to the smaller one-drawer and two-drawer variants, the present example is a traditional three-drawer coffer table, or liansanchu. An extended hidden compartment mid-section contributes to its larger size compared to other three-drawer tables. The rare huanghuali body is wonderfully crafted to demonstrate a handsome golden-honey colour and distinct wood grain, characteristic of this precious Chinese hardwood. Prototypical carvings of foliage and chilongs are found on the table’s two spandrels and apron, and the doors are complete with baitong mounts. As a staple of classical Ming-style furniture, the altar coffer is characterized by its elegant shrine-like form as well as a set of drawers with a concealed compartment underneath. This genre of cabinet was favoured predominantly in Northern China, and used sometimes as a domestic altar and more often as a storage space. Unique to other huanghuali furniture, a fair percentage of coffer tables are of mixed-wood type, composed of salvaged hardwood pieces or veneered softwood cores. Such careful use of precious hardwoods is indicative of the table’s persistent popularity towards the late Qing to Republican period, during which time, tropical hardwoods like huanghuali became less abundant when compared to the Ming Dynasty. The Ming-style altar coffer reflects an enduring appreciation for Ming antiquity as well as the craftsman’s ingenuity and skill. The present lot is a wonderful example of a three-drawer coffer table. Not only is it rare for its impressive size, but also for its expensive huanghuali material. For a similar example of a large three-drawer coffer table, see Christie’s New York, “The Dr. Yip Collection of Important Chinese Furniture”, September 20, 2002, lot 51. For a further discussion on the altar coffer, see Wang Shixiang, Connoisseurship of Chinese Furniture: Ming and Early Qing Dynasties, vol.II, Hong Kong 1990, p.169, and C. Evarts, “The Enigmatic Altar Coffer” published in the Journal of Classical Chinese Furniture Society, Autumn 1994, pp.29-44. Notes provided by Dr. Michael L. Yuen, Toronto. Spring 2015

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66 PAIR OF HUANGHUALI LAMPSTANDS, DENGTAI, 19TH CENTURY Each with inverted U-shaped frames, two uprights flanked by double-ruyi shaped spandrels rising from solid humped feet, the frame joined by two stretchers at the top with opening for the adjustable lamp pole, height 52.6” — 133.6 cm.

Note: It is difficult to find complete sets of huanghuali adjustable lamp stands, let alone a pair. For a discussion on their construction and function, see Sarah Handler, “Carriers of Light: The Chinese Lampstand and Lantern,” Journal of the Classical Chinese Furniture Society, Summer 1994, pp. 19-34, and her corresponding chapter in Austere Luminosity of Chinese Classical Furniture, Berkeley, 2001, ch. 18, pp. 303-318. A similar set was sold at Christie’s New York, The Collection of Messrs. Robert and William Drummond, September 20, 2002, lot 18. Also see Christie’s New York, 2015 The Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth Part II, March 18, lot 104.

Provenance: Private Vancouver Collection $20,000—25,000

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67 HUALI AND BOXWOOD INLAY CABINET, 19TH CENTURY Of two separate sections, the upper section with two doors each decorated with carved boxwood inlays of chinoiserie immortals scene, the lower section with three similar patterns drawers, all raised on four feet joined on the side edges by U-shaped aprons, 64.4” x 43.1” x 20.1” — 163.5 x 109.5 x 51 cm. Provenance: Gurie Gallery, Montreal Peking Gallery, Toronto Private Collection Montreal $4,000—6,000

68 PAIR OF HUANGHUALI AND MIXED-HARDWOOD LOW CABINETS, LATE QING DYNASTY Raised on four square-post legs, the cabinet inset with a huanghuali panel at the top, the doors open up to reveal a shelf, 28.9” x 22.4” x 11.2” — 73.5 x 57 x 28.5 cm. Provenance: Purchased from Pao & Moltke, Toronto. $800—1,200

69 PAIR OF GILT LACQUER DRUM STOOLS, 18TH/19TH CENTURY Each of five-lobed circular seat, supported by five convex legs terminating to a circular uniting stretcher and supported by five small feet, decorated with entangled lotus vines, height 19.5” — 49.5 cm., diameter 17.3” — 44 cm. $800—1,200

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70 LARGE BLACK LACQUER DRAGON CABINET, 19TH CENTURY Of rectangular form, the upper chest with two square doors, decorated with magnificent four-claws dragons, framed with fruiting vine and melon patterns, 72” x 47.2” x 22.4” — 183 x 120 x 57 cm. Provenance: Purchased from C. C. Lai Antiques, Toronto. Note: This item is sold without a reserve. $1,500—2,000

71 BLACK LACQUER COFFER TABLE, 19TH CENTURY The top with everted ends and ‘ice-plate’ edge above three drawers, all above the compartment flanked by two doors and two outer panels, decorated with scrolling lotus and leaves, peonies, dragons, ‘shou’ character, black ground throughout, 33.4” x 86.2” x 20.1” — 84.8 x 219 x 51 cm. Provenance: Purchased from C. C. Lai Antiques, Toronto. Note: This item is sold without a reserve. $1,000—1,500

72 HARDWOOD RECTANGULAR TABLE Decorated with the eight Daoist emblems over the wan diaper ground, ruyi-shaped legs, 33.9” x 61.2” x 24.2” — 86 x 155.5 x 61.5 cm. $2,000—3,000

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73 CHINOISERE-STYLE GILT AND RED LACQUER CABINET AND STAND Of rectangular top over two doors opening to an interior fitted with various drawers overall decorated with dragons and phenix within clouds all on an red lacquered ground; the gilt stand and crown carved with birds resting upon scrolling plum tree and bamboo, legs ending in articulated scroll feet, 82.5” x 40.9” x 21.1” — 209.5 x 104 x 53.5 cm. Note: This item is sold without a reserve. $1,500—2,000

74 SET OF FOUR ROSEWOOD ARMCHAIRS, MID-20TH CENTURY Each has a ruyi head protruding crestrail supported on curved rear posts and an Sshaped splat. The arm rails are supported on slender standing stiles and extend beyond the front posts. The rectangular frame encloses a panel above plain aprons and spandrels, 40.6” x 21.3” x 16.9” — 103 x 54 x 43 cm. Provenance: Purchased from Pao & Moltke Toronto in 1994. $800—1,200

75 WOOL PEKING CARPET, FIRSTHALF 20TH CENTURY Decorated with central floral clusters flanked by precious antiques, all on a blue and yellow ground, 90.6” x 59.1” — 230 x 150 cm. Provenance: Art Dialogue, Toronto. $400—600

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76 PINK GROUND WOOL PEKING CARPET, LATE QING DYNASTY Design of peacocks, pagodas, floral blooms and longevity characters, 90.2” x 61” — 229 x 155 cm. $600—800

77 PURPLE GROUND WOOL PEKING CARPET, CIRCA 1920 Decorated with insect, florals and precious antiques, 46.5” x 42.1” — 118 x 107 cm. $400—600

78 LARGE OLIVE GROUND WOOL PEKING CARPET, LATE QING DYNASTY The border with birds, magnolia and precious antiques, 113” x 96.5” — 287 x 245 cm. $800—1,200

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79 BLUE GROUND SILK GAUZE SUMMER DRAGON ROBE, JIFU, SECOND-HALF 19TH CENTURY The blue silk gauze worked in couched gold thread and fine counted stitch with 14 five-clawed dragons (one hidden) pursuing flaming pearls amidst clouds interspersed with bats and the Eight Buddhist Emblems (babao) above a wide terrestrial diagram, length 52” — 132 cm. $5,000—7,000

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80 PAIR OF SILK RANK BADGES, CIRCA 1900 The first, a sixth-rank literati badge depicting a wild goose; the other, a second-rank military badge depicting a lion, TOGETHER WITH two smaller rank badges, 14.4” x 14.6” — 36.5 x 37 cm. $1,000—1,500

81 GLASS BEADED COURT NECKLACE, CHAOZHU, EARLY 20TH CENTURY With approximately 108 white rounded beads, rose coloured spacers, and smaller strings of apple-green beads, length 24.4” — 62 cm. $2,000—3,000

82 SET OF FOUR KINGFISHER AND SILVER ACCESSORIES, 19TH CENTURY Including two ornately fashioned hairpins with designs of flora and fauna together with a pair of butterfly-form clips, widest width 4.3” — 11 cm. $400—600

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83 LARGE TANG-STYLE SANCAI HORSE Naturalistically modeled standing foursquare on a rectangular plinth, height 29.1” — 74 cm. $400—600

84 GROUP OF FIVE SLIPDECORATED STANDING FIGURES, TANG DYNASTY TO SONG DYNASTY Including three attendants standing with their hands crossed in front of their chest, Song Dynasty; two heavily armoured guardians, Tang Dynasty, height 10.8” — 27.5 cm. Provenance: Pao & Moltke Toronto. $800—1,200

85 LARGE BROWN GLAZED STORAGE JAR, TANG DYNASTY (618-907) Covered with glaze of dark olive-brown color throughout, the tapering ovoid jar has four double-strap lug handles applied to the shoulder below the mouth, height 19.3” — 49 cm. Provenance: Pao & Moltke Toronto. Note: For a comparable example, see Christie’s New York, September 19, 2013, lot 1271. $1,000—1,500

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86 LARGE WHITE GLAZED STORAGE JAR, TANG DYNASTY (618-907) Of ovoid-form with a cylindrical neck, six clay-coil loop handles and bottom-like decoration to the shoulder, height 25” — 63.5 cm. Provenance: Pao & Moltke Toronto. $800—1,200

87 PAIR OF YUEYAO GLAZED GRAIN JARS, SONG DYNASTY, 10TH TO 12TH CENTURY With a fine celadon glaze, each with a bulbous body rising to a thick and tall funnel neck, the shoulder decorated with a myriad of relief attendants, and the neck with a large dragon surrounded by celestial figures, the cover with crane finials, height 32.9” — 103 cm. Provenance: Pao & Moltke Toronto. $1,500—2,000

88 YUEYAO GREEN GLAZED TULIP VASE AND COVER, SONG TO MING DYNASTY The shoulder with five radiating spouts, the body with incised design of lotus petals and scrolling vine, total height 11.4” — 29 cm. Note: A similar example is in the Metropolitan Museum, Fletcher Fund 1937, accession no. 37.124a,b. $600—800

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89 CIZHOU PEONY VASE, PROBABLY SONG TO MING DYNASTY Supported on a hidden footring, the compressed globular body with a band of stylized lotus along the bulging waist and contained within multiple borders of scrolling ruyi and overlapping leaves, a short neck emerging from the sloped shoulders and rising towards a narrow circular rim, diameter 7.1” — 18 cm. Provenance: Private Collection Vancouver. $8,000—12,000

90 JIANYAO ‘HARE’S FUR’ TEA BOWL, POSSIBLY SONG DYNASTY (960-1279) Covered with a lustrous blackish glaze streaked with fine bluish-silver ‘hare’s fur’ markings on the interior and russet markings on the exterior where the glaze ends in a thick line above the foot to expose the brown ware, diameter 4.8” — 12.2 cm. $400—600

91 MOULDED QINGBAI GLAZED HU VASE, YUAN TO MING DYNASTY Celadon glazed throughout and moulded lotus and phenix on the body, two ears on sides with ruyi floral patterns, height 7.4” — 18.8 cm. Provenance: Purchased form Pao & Moltke, Toronto. $1,000—1,500

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92 YINGING GLAZED COSMETIC BOX AND COVER, YUAN TO MING DYNASTY The interior modeled with three cups amid lotus vines, the box and domed cover covered with a transparent pale celadon glaze, cover with relief peony, diameter 4.3” — 11 cm. Note: For comparables, see Christie’s Hong Kong, November 1, 2004, lot 1134, and the collection of Kenneth Myer in Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, accession number 1993.589.1993.a-b. $400—600

93 BLUE GLAZED INCISED BOWL, MING DYNASTY With stylized design of fish and sea plants in the cavetto, height 6.7” — 17.1 cm. Provenance: Purchased from Ritchies Auctioneers during the early 2000’s. $400—600

94 PAIR OF SANCAI GLAZED HORSES AND ATTENDANTS, MING DYNASTY Pair of horses standing straightly on low plinth, fired with green and brown glaze; the attendants with straw and black pigments, largest height 14.6” — 37 cm. Provenance: Pao & Moltke Toronto. $2,000—3,000

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95 GROUP OF FOUR SANCAI GLAZED ATTENDANTS AND PALAQUIN, MING DYNASTY Each standing on a two-level plinth, wearing long robe of green glaze, one hand raising to shoulder to support the palaquin which decorated with ruyi patterns, largest height 9.4” — 24 cm. Provenance: Pao & Moltke Toronto. $500—700

96 GE-TYPE FLORIFORM BRUSHWASER, QING DYNASTY OR EARLIER Covered with a thick glaze suffused with a matrix of dark grey and russet crackles, potted with deep fluted sides rising from a slightly recessed base, diameter 4.5” — 11.5 cm. Provenance: Purchased form Pao & Moltke, Toronto. $3,000—5,000

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97 RARE ALOESWOOD CARVED LOTUS-FORM DISH Well rendered and carved in the round as an open lotus flanked by a small cluster of flowers and pods to one side, the underside revealing a network of twisting branches, length 4.5” — 11.5 cm. Provenance: Private New York Collection. Note: Aloeswood (latin aquilaria agallochaor, Chinese chenxiangmu) is the mould-infected resin found in the evergreen aquilaria tree (Chinese enxiang mu). This genus is found throughout South East Asia and its heartwood has a pale, light tone. Once infected with the fungus, the heartwood produces a dark and dense resin with an aromatic scent. It is this precious resinous wood that is treasured around the world, particularly in China, Japan and Tibet. Not many carvings of aloeswood like the present example have survived due to the soft and perishable nature of the material. $12,000—15,000

98 BAMBOO CARVING OF LIU HAI, 19TH CENTURY Carved in the round with the playful immortal astride the three-legged toad, height 9.1” — 23 cm. Provenance: Potter’s Gallery Vancouver, July 27, 1979. $800—1,200

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99 BLACKWOOD THREE-TIER STORAGE BOX, REPUBLICAN PERIOD With a flat hinged cover and handle, the folding box with metal mounts on the sides, 4.1” x 8.2” x 5.6” — 10.3 x 20.8 x 14.2 cm. Provenance: Purchased in Hong Kong during the 1980’s. $800—1,200

100 MASSIVE HARDWOOD ‘IMMORTALS’ BRUSHPOT Finely carved with eight immortals at leisure in landscape with cranes, height 11.6” — 29.5 cm. $6,000—8,000

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101 PEACHBLOOM GLAZED SEAL PASTE BOX, KANGXI MARK, 18TH/19TH CENTURY Of compressed circular form and covered with a mottled glaze of soft crushed strawberry tone suffused with pale greenish clouds around the sides, diameter 3.1” — 8 cm. Provenance: Purchased form Pao & Moltke, Toronto. $4,000—6,000

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102 UNUSUAL TEADUST GLAZED BRUSHWASHER, 18TH CENTURY Of ovoid form and rising to a small opening., height 3” — 7.5 cm. Provenance: Waddington’s December 5, 2011, lot 344. The Estate of a Canadian Diplomat, Ottawa. $400—600

103 COPPER RED WATERPOT, KANGXI MARK, REPUBLICAN PERIOD Design of large peony blooms on a turquoise ground, diameter 3.9” — 9.9 cm., six-character Kangxi mark Provenance: The Estate of a Canadian Ambassador to China during the 1940’s. Thence by descent within the family. $500—700

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104 UNUSUAL ROBIN’S EGG GLAZED SHEKWAN TAIHU SCHOLAR’S ROCK With irregular outline and pierced openings along the horizontal form and with robin’s egg glaze with splashed hues ranging from pink and purple to dark blue. Fitted wood stand, width 13” — 33 cm. $1,500—2,000

105 LIU ZEMIAN (1937- ) SHEKWAN FIGURE OF LIU HAI Naturalistically modeled as Liu Hai reclined in a relaxed fashion with a broad smile on his face, dressed in long flowing robes open at the chest, with his toad poised at his right knee, height 5.7” — 14.6 cm., three-character mark ‘Liu Zemain’ to interior $800—1,200

106 LINGBI SCHOLAR’S ROCK WITH MARBLE POT Of dark grey colour with white tones, the vertical stone with a pierced opening and richly textured surface, height 9.4” — 24 cm. $1,500—2,000

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107 RARE AGATE ‘AUTUMN MOUNTAIN’ SCHOLAR’S ROCK Vertically oriented, the rectangular stone with rounded corners and amber and brown tones throughout. Fitted wood stand carved with pine trees, lingzhi fungus, and rockery, height 6.9” — 17.5 cm. $2,500—3,500

108 LARGE DRIFTWOOD SCHOLAR’S SCULPTURE The wood of dark sienna color and formed with jagged outcrops and protrusions, height 30.2” — 76.6 cm. $800—1,200

109 LARGE SHOUSHAN BOULDERFORM POISE WEIGHT Of reddish and russet tone, four character ‘guan lu suo ping’ to its base, all above a carved wood stand, height 5.9” — 15 cm., 48.9 oz. — 1522 grams, ‘guan lu suo ping’ stand for ‘official scale standard’ $1,000—1,500

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110 SHOUSHAN STONE SEAL Of rectangular form and square crosssection, the sides carved literati within landscape, the base is incised with four characters in seal script, 4.3” x 1.2” x 1.2” — 11 x 3 x 3 cm., cyclically dated to 1931 $1,000—1,500

111 SMALL SHOUSHAN DRAGON SEAL Of square cross-section with well-polished sides, surmounted by a finial in the form of a recumbent chilong, the base is incised with six characters in seal script, stone of rich honey tone and texture, 1.2” x 1.6” x 1.6” — 3 x 4 x 4 cm., mark ‘shouyuen’ and cyclically dated to 1939 $600—800

112 INSRIBED SHOUSHAN SHUIDONG STONE DRAGON BRUSHWASHER, REPUBLICAN PERIOD Finely carved and various colour toned stones flanked by three chilong dragons spitting clouds, length 4.7” — 12 cm. $800—1,200

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113 LARGE CHINGHUA ‘CHICKEN BLOOD’ UNCARVED SEAL Of tall rectangular form and square section, the stone of a brilliant cloudy vermillion-red colour upon honey yellow body, 6.1” x 1.2” x 1.2” — 15.5 x 3 x 3 cm. $1,500—2,000

114 BROWN SONG DESHOU STYLE INKSTONE, QIANLONG MARK The brown stone of rectangular form, carved on one side with a flat grinding surface with a slightly recessed vase-form centre, and an integral water pool, all against a rhino texture background, the other side with inscription of Emperor Qianlong’s poem, height 6.7” — 17 cm., cyclically dated to 1778, seal marks ‘ji xia yi qing’ and ‘de jia qu’ $1,500—2,000

115 MUGHAL-STYLE AGATE SEAL PASTE BOX, 19TH CENTURY The round box and cover carved to imitate a chrysanthemum, diameter 3.2” — 8.2 cm. $400—600

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116 SILVER ONE DOLLAR YUAN SHIKAI COIN, CIRCA 1914 In a sealed plastic case graded by PCGS (Collector’s Universe, NASDAQ: CLCT) with serial number PCGS MS64 China Y-322 172814.64/12486212, coin diameter 1.6” — 4 cm. Provenance: Private Coin Collector from Vancouver. Note: Yuan Shikai (1859-1916) was a politician and general whose role was essential in bringing down the Qing Dynasty. Elected the first President of the Republic of China in 1912, he declared himself the ‘Great Emperor of China’ in 1915. However, his reign was short-lived when he died of kidney failure in 1916. $400—800

117 QI BAISHI WOODBLOCK ALBUM Beijing: Rong Bao Zhai, 1952. Cloth board accordion album containing 22 prints, 12.4” x 8.4” — 31.4 x 21.3 cm. $600—800

118 GROUP OF THIRTY SOTHEBY’S AND CHIRSTIE’S CATALOGUES FROM LONDON, NEW YORK, AND HONG KONG SOTHEBY’S LONDON Oct 28, 1988; The Hervouet Collection, Part II, Nov 3, 1987; Dec 15, 1987; May 10, 1988; Jun 7, 1988; May 9, 1989; Dec 12, 1989; May 6, 2004 SOTHEBY’S NEW YORK Feb 28, 1980; Jun 17, 1980; Sept 25/26, 1986; May 28, 1991; SOTHEBY’S HONG KONG May 20, 1981; Nov 14/15, 1983; May 21/22. 1984; Nov 21, 1985; May 2, 1991; Apr 4, 2012; Water, Pine and Stone Retreat Collection I, Apr 4, 2012; Private Collection of Scholarly and Imperial Works of Art, Apr 4, 2012; Oct 9, 2012; Portraits of Valour, Oct 9, 2012; Qing Imperial Monochromes from the J.M. Hu Collection, Oct 12, 2012; Exceptional Qing Porcelain from the Collection of Dr Alice Cheng, Oct 9, 2012; Apr 8, 2013, 2013; A Magnificent Falancai Bowl, Apr 8, 2013; Oct 8, 2013 CHRISTIE’S HONG KONG Jan 16/17, 1989; Mar 22/23, 1993 CHRISTIE’S NEW YORK The Eugene O Perkins Collection of Qing Porcelain, Jun 2, 1989. $400—600

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119 THREE SNUFF BOTTLES, 19TH CENTURY One ivory with women at leisure; an unusual figure of Li Tieguai; and a blue, white, and copper red bottle with the monkey king, tallest bottle height 3.2” — 8.1 cm., Yongzheng mark to blue and white bottle $500—700

120 WELL-CARVED RED OVERLAY WHITE PEKING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE, CIRCA 1800-1850 Carved through the red overlays with a continuous scene of a pair of feathery cranes, the reverse depicting a male and a female deer. Jadeite stopper, height 2.8” — 7 cm. Provenance: Property from an Important Toronto Estate. Note: Deer and crane stand for prosperity in Chinese culture. A similar example from the Gerry P. Mack collection was sold in Bonhams Hong Kong, November 28, 2009, lot 351. Also see Bonhams Hong Kong, November 24, 2012, lot 677. $800—1,200

121 SILHOUETTE ROCK CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE, 18TH/19TH CENTURY Well-hollowed and with the darker area of the stone carved as a monkey seated on a horse underneath a pine tree, bamboo branches on the reverse. Carnelian stopper, height 2.1” — 5.4 cm. $600—800

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122 LARGE WHITE JADE ‘CICADA’ SNUFF BOTTLE, 18TH/19TH CENTURY Of large elongated pebble form, the polished stone of an even white tone and carved in the round as a cicada, length 3” — 7.5 cm. $2,500—3,000

123 TWO JADE SNUFF BOTTLES Of similar design, both of rounded form and raised on a short foot with well carved handles on either side of the sloping shoulders, one rendered from white stone, the other pale celadon, tallest height 2” — 5.2 cm. $3,500—4,500

124 GROUP OF NINE AMBER SNUFF BOTTLES, LATE QING DYNASTY Seven plain, one with landcape design and one with interior painting TOGETHER WITH a mottled yellowish green jade snuff bottle, tallest height 2.4” — 6 cm. $800—1,200

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Late Qing and Early Republican Period Chinese Paintings from a Private Toronto Collector (Lots 125-134) The owner of this collection is originally from Shangdong China and moved to Hong Kong in the 1950’s. It was this during time he became a fervent collector of Chinese scroll paintings. In 1967, he immigrated with his family to Toronto, and between 1982 and 1986 he opened up an antique store called the Chinese Antique Gallery on 204 Spadina Avenue.

125 ATTRIBUTED TO YUN SHOUPING (1633-1690) PEONIES

126 ATTRIBUTED TO LI SHAN (1686-1762) ORCHIDS

Ink and colour on paper, cyclically dated 1677, 24.8” x 11.7” — 63 x 29.8 cm.

Ink on paper, Image 44.7” x 15.4” — 113.5 x 39 cm. $2,000—2,500

127 CAO HUA (1847-1913) JOURNEY TO THE DOUBLE NINTH FESTIVAL (CHONG YANG FENG YU) Ink and colour on paper, cyclically dated 1902, Image 37” x 18.9” — 94 x 48 cm.

$1,500—2,000 $3,000—3,500

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128 WU LI (1632-1718) LANDSCAPE Ink on paper, Image 46.1” x 17.9” — 117 x 45.5 cm. $30,000—40,000

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129 HUANG SHANSHOU (1855-1919) LADIES IN A GARDEN

130 PU RU (1895-1963) SCHOLAR AND ATTENDANT PASSING A BRIDGE

Ink and colour on paper, cyclically dated 1894, Image 41.1” x 15.4” — 104.5 x 39 cm.

Ink and colour on paper, Image 45.7” x 12.8” — 116 x 32.5 cm. $8,000—12,000

$4,000—6,000

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131 CHINESE SCHOOL (20TH CENTURY) LANDSCAPE Ink on paper, Image 53.1” x 14.6” — 135 x 37 cm.

132 SHI QIN (REPUBLICAN PERIOD) GUANYU AND ZHANGFEI Ink and colour on paper, cyclically dated 1912, 35.4” x 16.9” — 90 x 43 cm. $600—800

$1,000—1,500

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133 XIANG FEI (1871-1941) BAMBOO AND ROCKERY Ink on paper, cyclically 1936, 49.6” x 11.8” — 126 x 30 cm. $600—800

134 ATTRIBUTED TO ZHAO ZHIQIAN (1839-1884) PEACHES Ink and colour on paper, 51.6” x 12.6” — 131 x 32 cm. $600—800

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Two Classical Chinese Scroll Paintings from an Important Hong Kong Collection (Lots 135-136)

135 ATTRIBUTED TO WANG YU (1662-1750) LANDSCAPE Ink and colour on paper, Image 38.6” x 9.4” — 98 x 23.8 cm. Provenance: An Important Hong Kong Collector. $30,000—40,000

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136 LAI JING (EARLY QING DYNASTY) LANDSCAPE Ink on paper, Image 39.3” x 13” — 99.7 x 33 cm. Provenance: An Important Hong Kong Collector. $30,000—40,000

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Chinese Scroll Paintings from an Important Vancouver Collection (Lots 137-150)

137 ATTRIBUTED TO ZHENG BANQIAO (1693-1765) CALLIGRAPHY

138 ATTRIBUTED TO HUANG SHEN (1687-1772) STILL LIFE WITH VASE AND FLOWER

Ink on brown paper, 42.9” x 11.8” — 109 x 30 cm.

Ink on paper, 26” x 14.2” — 66 x 36 cm.

$6,000—8,000

$6,000—8,000

139 WANG SU (1794-1877) MOUNTAIN MEN AT LEISURE, 19TH CENTURY Ink and colour, 31.1” x 13.4” — 79 x 34 cm. $4,000—6,000

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140 ATTRIBUTED TO YU YOUREN (1879-1964) LONG CALLIGRAPHY SCROLL Ink on paper, 41.1” x 220.5” — 104.5 x 560 cm. $4,000—6,000

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141 SI TUQI (1904-1997) TWO CHICKS

142 CHEN JINGHONG (1903-1933) CALLIGRAPHY

Ink on paper, 25.6” x 13.8” — 65 x 35 cm. $4,000—6,000

Ink on paper, 35.4” x 7.5” — 90 x 19 cm. Ink on paper, 51.2” x 8.7” — 130 x 22 cm. $2,000—3,000

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143 PU RU (1895-1963) COUPLET

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144 GAO JIANFU (1879-1951) BAK CHOY AND MICE Ink and colour on paper, 13.4” x 16.5” — 34 x 42 cm. $8,000—12,000

145 CHEN SHAOMEI (1909-1954) LANDSCAPE

146 SI TUQI (1904-1997) WATERLILY

Ink on paper, cyclically dated 1948, 19.7” x 15” — 50 x 38 cm.

Ink and colour on paper, 20.9” x 14.6” — 53 x 37 cm.

$4,000—6,000 $4,000—6,000

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147 ATTRIBUTED TO LU YANSHAO (1909-1993) MOUTAIN RIVER LANDSCAPE WITH BOATS

148 ATTRIBUTED TO GAO QIFENG (1889-1933) EAGLE

Ink and colour on paper, cyclically dated 1984, 43.3” x 15.6” — 110 x 39.5 cm.

Ink and colour on paper, 20.5” x 15.4” — 52 x 39 cm. $4,000—6,000

$6,000—8,000

149 XU SHIPING PINK PEONIES Ink and colour on paper, cyclically dated 1980, 14.8” x 18.1” — 37.5 x 46 cm. $600—800

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150 CANTON SCHOOL (20TH CENTURY) PAINTING AND SIGNATURE ALBUM Ink and colour on a 13 double-page, double-sided accordion album, cover inscribed by Li Xiongcai (1910-2001); one side front page signed and dated 1994 for Zhu Licheng’s (20th century) and Liu Shuye’s (20th century) exhibition opening. Album includes single page lychee painting by Guan Shanyue (1912-2000); single page lingzhi painting by Li Xiongcai (1910-2001); single page carp painting by Chen Yongqiang (1948- ); and single page flower painting. The other side front page signed and dated 1994 for Jiang Mingshan’s (20th century) and Chen Yanglin’s (20th century) exhibition opening. Album includes single page bamboo painting by Ou Chu (1921- ); single page carp painting signed by Beiquan (20th century) and inscribed by Lin Decai (1948- ); single page lily painting by Huang Duwei (19182004); single page pigeon painting by Liang Zhaotang (1946- ); and single page golden fish painting by Zhou Pengjian (20th century), 11.4” x 15.6” — 29 x 39.5 cm. $5,000—7,000

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Important Chinese Paintings from the Estate of YickHo Wong (Lots 151-169) Mr. Yick-Ho Wong 黃英豪 (1923-2011) was a scholar, artist, and avid collector of Chinese painting and calligraphy. Mr. Wong was born in Taishan, Guangdong 廣東省台山, and upon graduating from elementary school, he moved to Hong Kong and studied at Wah Yan college 天主教華仁書院. At the outbreak of the Japanese invasion, Mr. Wong moved back to Chongqing, and for the next couple of years, served as an interpreter for the United States military. On the side, he also taught Kuomintang artillerymen how to speak English. After the war, Mr. Wong studied one year at the Southwest Associated University, Kunming 昆明西南 聯合大學, and then was accepted to the prestigious Tsinghua University 清華大學 in Beijing where he majored in economics. While there, he also took courses in traditional Chinese painting under the great Xu Beihong 徐悲鴻 (1895-1953). With the impending growth of communism, Mr. Wong returned to Hong Kong and graduated from normal school to become a teacher. He was offered a position with the Hong Kong Government School 香 港官校 as a woodworking instructor.

During his spare time, Mr. Wong continued to learn traditional Chinese painting at the New Asia College 新亞書院. There he met and studied under several artists such as Zhou Shixin 周士心, and Zao Xuechin 趙學琴. His fellow students included Pan Weihong 彭 惠康, and Poon Waikong 潘偉江. Perhaps the best known of Mr. Wong's teachers was Ding Yanyong 丁衍庸(1902-1978). Ding Yanyong also fled communist China and was living in poverty during his first years in Hong Kong. Mr. Wong befriended Ding Yanyong, and supported the artist by providing him with art materials in exchange for art lessons. The ensuing friendship, artistic dialogue, and weekly painting sessions formed the foundation of Mr. Wong's extensive collection. Furthermore, Mr. Wong opened a shop in 1965 in Tsim Sha Tsui Kowloon called “King Won Court” 景雲閣 (“Sublime Clouds Shop”). The store was devoted to the visual arts, and he sold arts supplies, antique books and calligraphy. By the mid-1960’s when Hong Kong's political situation became volatile, Mr. Wong looked to Canada for a new beginning. Canada had a dearth of teachers and was looking overseas for skilled workers in the education field. In 1967, Mr. Wong brought his wife, three young children, and collection of paintings to their new home.

Original Business Cards for King Won Court

King Won Court Grand Opening in 1965

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151 STONE RUBBING OF HAN DYNASTY KONG ZHOU STELE Cloth board accordion album with 23 double page ink rubbings. First page sealed, last page signed and sealed, Image 10.1” x 11.2” — 25.6 x 28.5 cm. $1,000—1,500

153 STONE RUBBING OF HAN DYNASTY SONG SHAN SAN QUE MING Wood board accordion album with 29 double page, sixteen pages sealed, title paged signed and sealed by Zhang Zhuochen (20th century) and Zhu Shilin (Qing dynasty) seperately, Image 12.8” x 15.4” — 32.5 x 39.2 cm.

152 TWO STONE RUBBINGS One titled Fulin stele, paper board accordion album with 31 double page, one page sealed, title page signed by Shen Zhaonian (1879-1973), cyclically dated 1934; the other is Longmen Shi Er Pin, cloth board accordion album with 32 double page, largest 12” x 15.4” — 30.5 x 39 cm. $1,000—1,500

154 TWO STONE RUBBINGS One titled stele of Gaoling temple at Song mountain, cloth board accordion album with 12 double page, five page sealed; the other titled stele of Puzhao temple at Yizhou, wood board accordion album with 45 double page, five pages sealed by Zhang Bingyan (Qing dynasty) or Shen Yunchu (QIng dynasty), largest 11.5” x 14.8” — 29.2 x 37.5 cm. $600—800

$1,500—2,000

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155 BAO SHICHEN (1775-1855) PAIR OF CALLIGRAPHY RUBBING HANDSCROLLS Ink on paper, calligraphy style after Wang Xizhi (303-361) and Wang Xianzhi (344-386), one cyclically dated 1832, the other cyclically dated 1815, 1829 and 1833, length 478” — 1214.1 cm. $4,000—6,000 *Please see website for additional photos

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156 AFTER CHEN RONG (CIRCA 1200-1266) DRAGON

157 WEI LIANJI (QING DYNASTY) LADIES AND BOY

Ink on silk, 40” x 24.8” — 101.5 x 63 cm.

Ink on satin, 38.6” x 15.4” — 98 x 39 cm.

$2,000—3,000

$3,000—4,000

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158 WU DACHENG (1835-1902) CALLIGRAPHY

159 ATTRIBUTED TO FENG MINCHANG (1747-1806) CALLIGRAPHY

Ink on paper, three pages, each page approximately 11.6” x 18.1” — 29.5 x 46 cm.

Ink on paper, 46.5” x 16.3” — 118 x 41.5 cm. $3,000—4,000

$2,500—3,000

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160 ZHANG ZHAO (1691-1745) COUPLET

161 CHEN TAOYI (1881-1946) CALLIGRAPHY

Ink on paper, Image 42.1” x 10” — 107 x 25.5 cm.

Ink on paper, 40” x 18.5” — 101.5 x 47 cm.

$2,000—3,000

$1,500—2,000

162 AFTER QI BAISHI (1864-1957) TWO ALBUM PAGES Ink and colour on paper, 17.5” x 13” — 44.5 x 33 cm. $800—1,200

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163 CHINESE SCHOOL (EARLY 20TH CENTURY) FAN CALLIGRAPHY AND SEALS Ink on paper, calligraphy about collecting the rubbing of Hua Du Si stele, 13 seals from Shi Zhong Shan Fang Yu Yin, 7.3” x 18.7” — 18.5 x 47.5 cm.

(reverse)

$2,500—3,500

164 ATTRIBUTED TO PU RU (1896-1963) AND ZHANG BOYING (1871-1949) FAN PAINTING AND CALLIGRAPHY Ink and colour on paper, painting by Pu Ru and calligraphy by Zhang Boying, Image 7.3” x 16.1” — 18.5 x 41 cm. $1,000—1,500

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165 DING YANYONG (1902-1978) LOTUS AND BIRD

166 DING YANYONG (1902-1978) TWO SQUIRRELS

167 DING YANYONG (1902-1978) BAMBOO AND BIRD

Ink on paper, cyclically dated 1965, Image 69.3” x 36.6” — 176 x 93 cm.

Ink on paper, cyclically dated 1965, Image 69.1” x 37” — 175.5 x 94 cm.

Ink on paper, Image 69.1” x 37.4” — 175.5 x 95 cm.

$5,000—7,000

$5,000—7,000

$5,000—7,000

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168 DING YANYONG (1902-1978) THREE VIEWS OF BIRDS AND FLOWERS Ink and colour on paper, all cyclically dated 1965, Each image 53.3” x 26.6” — 135.5 x 67.5 cm. $10,000—15,000

169 DING YANYONG (1902-1978) TWO VIEWS OF BIRDS AND FLOWERS Ink and colour on paper, Each image 53.1” x 26.6” — 135 x 67.5 cm. $6,000—10,000

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Modern Chinese Scroll Paintings from the Estate of Darius Alain, Hong Kong and Toronto (Lots 170-177)

170 ZHAO SHAO’ANG (1905-1998) FOUR COLOURS OF THE SEASONS Ink and colour on paper, each cyclically dated 1983. Framed, Each image 11.7” x 14.8” — 29.6 x 37.5 cm. $10,000—15,000

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171 ZHAO SHAO’ANG (1905-1998) BIRD AND LOTUS FLOWER Ink and colour on paper, cyclically dated 1983, famed, Image 18.3” x 37.6” — 46.5 x 95.5 cm. $8,000—12,000

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172 CHEN JIAXUN (1937- ) AND ZHAO SHAO’ANG (1905-1998) LI BAI

173 CHEN JIAXUN (1937- ) AND ZHAO SHAO’ANG (1905-1998) ZHONG KUI

Ink and colour on paper, calligraphy by Zhao Shao’Ang, framed, Image 38.8” x 18.4” — 98.5 x 46.7 cm.

Ink and colour on paper, calligraphy by Zhao Shao’Ang, framed, Image 26.8” x 18.1” — 68 x 46 cm.

$1,500—2,000

$1,500—2,000

174 YUAN XIAOLING (1915-2008) TWO DUCKS Ink and colour on paper, cyclically dated 1983, framed, 25.8” x 17.2” — 65.5 x 43.6 cm. $2,000—3,000

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175 HUANG SHU (20TH CENTURY) ATTRACTIVE CAT

176 CHINESE SCHOOL (20TH CENTURY) TWO CRANES

Ink on paper, cyclically dated 1985, framed, Image 26.6” x 17.8” — 67.5 x 45.2 cm.

Ink and colour on paper, signed Lao Geng, framed, Image 25.6” x 16.9” — 65 x 43 cm.

$400—600

$400—600

177 CAO ZHILUN (20TH CENTURY) PEONIES Ink and colour on paper, cyclically dated 1980, framed, Image 19.2” x 42.9” — 48.7 x 109 cm. $400—600

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Chinese Paintings from the Collection of a Vancouver Gentleman (Lot 178-185)

178 FEI YIGENG (?-1870) FOUR LADIES

179 KANG YOUWEI (1858-1927) COUPLET

Ink and colour on paper, Image 48” x 8.3” — 122 x 21 cm.

Ink on paper, Image 65.8” x 17.3” — 167.2 x 44 cm.

$2,500—3,500

$1,500—2,000

180 MAI HUASAN (1907-1986) CALLIGRAPHY Ink on paper, Image 46.5” x 11.6” — 118 x 29.5 cm. $2,000—3,000

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181 DING YANYONG (1902-1978) FLOWER AND BIRDS HANDSCROLL Ink on paper, cyclically dated 1974, 15” x 211.8” — 38 x 538 cm. Provenance: Acquired from a student of the artist. $20,000—25,000

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182 STEPHEN LOWE (LIU YUNHENG) (1938-1975) Ink and colour on paper, dated 1973, 34.1” x 18.9” — 86.5 x 48 cm. Provenance: Acquired from a student of the artist. $4,000—6,000

183 PU RU (1895-1963) TWO CALLIGRAPHY PAGES Ink on paper, each sheet 10.2” x 7.5” — 26 x 19 cm. Note: The other pair from this set was sold at Waddington’s on June 6, 2014, lot 316. $2,000—3,000

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184 AFTER ZHANG DAQIAN (18991993) THREE SCHOLARS Ink and colour on paper, 52.4” x 26.6” — 133 x 67.5 cm. $6,000—8,000

185 AFTER FU BAOSHI (1904-1965) SCHOLARS PLAYING CHESS Ink and colour on paper, 12.8” x 17.5” — 32.5 x 44.5 cm. $1,000—1,500

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186 SMALL GUAN-TYPE HEXAGONAL HU VASE, QING DYNASTY OR EARLIER Covered overall with a glaze of pale bluish-grey color with fine dark grey crackle, the bulbous body flanked by cylinder lug handles, height 5.9” — 15 cm. Provenance: Purchased form Pao & Moltke, Toronto. Note: Guan ware, along with Ru ware, Ding ware, Ge ware, and Jun ware, is regarded as one of the ‘Five Great Wares’ of the Song Dynasty. These wares were revived in porcelain-form during the early Qing Dynasty, and perfected by the Qianlong Emperor (1736-1795) as homage to the past. The present vase is probably a later Qing copy of an 18th Century Song-revival vase. It maintains the shape, grace and glaze of the earlier examples. $3,000—5,000

187 LONGQUAN CELADON SHALLOW BOWL, MING DYNASTY Thickly molded, the slightly concave rim with raised lip encircling a deeply ribbed cavetto encircling the central well moulded with a small leafy roundel, diameter 12.9” — 32.7 cm. $1,500—2,000

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188 RARE AND LARGE LONGQUAN CELADON CHARGER, 15TH CENTURY Heavily-potted, the charger is of petalfluted well below a thick, everted, barbed rim, covered overall with a thick glaze of olive-green colour, diameter 22.5” — 57.2 cm. Provenance: Private Collection Montreal, acquired in Cape Cod during the 1970’s. $5,000—7,000

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Note: Large Longquan celadon chargers like the current example were made during the Ming Yongle reign (1403-1424) when the Longquan kilns in Zhejiang were producing ceramics under direct orders for the Imperial court. During the early 15th century, the kilns producing Longquan celadon wares in Zhejiang and blue and white porcelain wares at Jingdezhen, created some of the finest ceramics to accommodate the varied tastes of Mongolian patrons. These exotic designs were well received amongst the Mongols who resided in China at that time, and also those gifted Chinese ceramics in diplomatic trade. One of the more popular shapes was the large charger with bracket-lobed rims such as the present example. Large Longquan chargers of this size (more than 22 inches in diameter) and thickness are extremely rare because they did not often survive the firing process. Typical chargers are 20 inches or less. Unsuccessfully fired chargers of this form and size, have been excavated throughout the Longquan kilns. A similar but larger Yongle Longquan charger from The Meiyintang Collection was sold at Sotheby’s Hong Kong, October 5, 2011, lot 7. Another charger of this size is in the National Museum of China, Beijing, and is published in Zhongguo Guojia Bowuguan guancang wenwu yanjiu congshu/Studies on the Collections of the National Museum of China. Ciqi juan [Porcelain section], Mingdai[Ming dynasty], Shanghai, 2007, pl. 112.


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189 LARGE LONGQUAN ‘SUNFLOWER’ CHARGER, YONGLE PERIOD (1403-1425) Heavily potted and raised on a tall straight foot, the shallow circular interior rising towards a wide smooth rim and decorated with a sunflower spray in the cavetto and surrounded by swirling leaves, and covered in a thick and even celadon glaze throughout, diameter 14.1” — 35.7 cm. Provenance: Private Toronto Collection, purchased from Christie’s New York ‘Collector’s Choice: Chinese Art from a Private American Collection’, June 12-26, 2014, lot 20.

$6,000—800

190 LARGE BLUE AND WHITE CHARGER, 16TH/17TH CENTURY For the South East Asian market, the central medallion depicting a peacock perched on a rock amidst giant peonies, diameter 18.5” — 47 cm. Provenance: Pao & Moltke, Toronto, acquired from the collection of a Canadian Diplomat, Ottawa. $1,500—2,000

191 BLUE AND WHITE CHRYSANTHEMUM POT, TRANSITIONAL PERIOD, 17TH CENTURY With a bulging waist and receded footring, the rounded body deocrated in an all over floral pattern with overlapping leaf border below the flat rim and together with mounted “C” form handles, diameter 8.3” — 21 cm. $2,500—3,500

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192 PAIR OF SMALL CELADON GU VASES, KANGXI PERIOD (16621722) Each of flaring mouth and foot, the celadon glaze throughout, the central section incised with archaic patterns, the upper and lower section decorated with lappets and foliage, height 5.1” — 13 cm. Provenance: Morgan Collection no. 1403 (sticker). Chait Galleries, New York (sticker). Imperial Oriental Art, New York. Private Collection Vancouver. Note: For a comparable example from the late Ming dynasty, see Bonhams Sydney, September 1, 2014, lot 106. $12,000—15,000

193 PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE MOULDED FIGURAL PLANTERS AND TRAYS, JIAQING PERIOD (1796-1820) Thickly potted, each of tapering rectangular form with the elongated sides gently receding towards a narrowed base, the exterior decorated on four sides with figural scenes including a scholar and attendant reserved against a celadon ground with moudled bamboo patterns and brightly enameled floral spray consisting peonies, lotus, and prunus flowers, the fitted base plate similarly decorated and the whole group raised on four short bracket feet, planter 8.1” x 8.5” x 6.3” — 20.5 x 21.5 x 16 cm. Provenance: Private Collection Vancouver. Note: Porcelain with moulded figural designs became popular during the late Ming Dynasty, and the tradition carried on throughout the Qing Dynasty. Though primarily used for export pieces to enhance the figures and colours, domestic variations did exist, especially during the 18th Century. $10,000—15,000

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194 PAIR OF FLAMBÉ GLAZED ‘POMEGRANATE’ VASES, 18TH/19TH CENTURY Of lobed and broad ovoid body, all raised from a short spreading foot, covered in an incandescent glaze of strawberry tone widely streaked in milky blue and purple draining from the outward-turned rim indented at the edges where the glaze pales to a light brown, the bases unglazed, height 12.2” — 31.1 cm. Provenance: Christie’s New York, March 24, 2011, lot 1753. Private Toronto Collection.

Note: With respect to Chinese porcelain, a flambé glaze refers to a rich reddishpurple coat of colour layered with lavender and milky-blue streaks. This spectacular glaze is the result of mixing elements such as copper, iron, cobalt, and titanium in a high-fired 1300-degree reduction inside the kiln. This ‘accidental beauty’ was first discovered during the Tang dynasty (618907) for phosphatic glazed earthenware, and was perfected on porcelain in the Yongzheng Period (1723-1735). It was during the 18th Century that the Imperial Workshop was able to moderately control the quality of the flambé by spraying transparent glazes onto the layer of un-fired pigments, and also by adjusting the percentage of the porcelain’s clay body. The current pomegranate vases, with its wellmanipulated patterns and deep purplish tones, showcases the technical advancements in firing the flambé glaze, and its requirement of a highly experienced temperature control and material quality.

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195 MINIATURE RU-TYPE GLAZED VASE, 18TH CENTURY With elegant proportions, the well potted vase supported on a tall, subtly spreading foot with pierced openings on either side, the bulging waist rising towards a smooth rectangular rim with the neck flanked by a pair of vertically oriented lug handles, covered with an overall crackle pattern over the pale grey glaze throughout. Wood stand, height 3.9” — 10 cm. Provenance: Property from a Hong Kong Collector, purchased during the 1960’s. Note: The miniature fanghu provides living evidence of the refined literati taste during the Qing dynasty. As a scholar object it reflects the revival of archaism and Song ware during this time and reveals the popularity of collecting ‘wen fang ya wan’ (treasures from the scholar’s studio) amongst the literati. Song wares were first fired in the imperial kilns, and due to their popularity, miniature versions were created for the scholar’s studio, mimicking the shape, proportions, and glazes of their larger counterparts. The current example is extremely rare because of its size and perfect condition. A comparable example from the Qianlong period was sold at Sotheby’s Hong Kong, October 8, 2013, lot 3054. Also see a small Qianlong ru-type vase from the Palace Museum in Beijing, illustrated in The Complete collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum. Monochrome Porcelain. Hong Kong, 1999, pl. 216. $6,000—8,000

196 BLUE AND WHITE DOUBLE GOURD SOFT PASTE VASE, 18TH CENTURY Decorated with lotus blooms and scrolling vine, the body with even crackles throughout. Japanese fitted box, height 6” — 15.3 cm. Provenance: Christie’s South Kensington, November 7, 2014, lot 414. $4,000—6,000

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197 RARE GUAN-TYPE FANG HU VASE, TONGZHI MARK AND PERIOD (1862-1874) The two broad sides decorated with a peach-shaped relief panel and flanked on either side of the narrowed neck with a pair of rectangular lug handles, covered with an overall crackle celadon glaze suffused with a wide network of dark grey crackle patterning, the base of the foot with a dark glaze, height 12.2” — 31.1 cm., Tongzhi six-character underglazed mark to base Provenance: The Estate of of Barbara Fincham née Swinson (1926-2014), Toronto and Los Angeles. Purchased in L.A. during the early 1950’s and appraised by Sotheby’s during the 1970’s. Thence by descent within the family. Note: The current vase reflects the interest in archaism during the Qing Dynasty through form and glaze. Form-wise, the vase is based on square-shaped bronze vessels from the Shang and Zhou Dynasties. The glaze is a revival of Song Dynasty Guan ware, which usually consists of a pale blue tone and large black and gold crackles throughout. Archaism flourished within the Qing Dynasty kilns of Jingdezhen during the reign of Emperor Qianlong (1736-1795). During this time, many imitation Song wares were introduced such as Ge, Guan, Ru, and Longguan. Guan-type wares were one of the more desirable categories of Song-revival porcelain. According to the Emperor Qianlong’s Imperial poem, ‘After Chaiyao, Guanyao (Guan-ware) is the finest quality ware exceptionally rare and difficult to fire’. This ode to Guan ware was documented in ‘The Imperial Workshop Diary’ and also incised to the base of a small Guan-type fanghu from the Earl and Irene Morse Collection, and sold at Christie’s New York, September 15, 2009, lot 355. The trend of archaism in the 18th century continued through the rest of the Qing Dynasty. However, Song-style vases from the Tongzhi reign are rare due to the emperor’s short reign (1862-1874). A pair of similar vases was sold at Christie’s New York, September 19, 2013, lot 1343. (mark)

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198 FINELY ENAMELLED YELLOW GROUND FAMILLE ROSE BUDDHIST STUPA, 19TH CENTURY The shrine is superbly modelled and enamelled against a brilliant yellow ground with stylised lotus blooms borne on multihued vines issuing smaller flowers below monster masks linked by pendant beaded chains, surmounted by a lotus-lappet pedestal supporting a set of 13 graduated Buddhist umbrellas, each tier with a narrow floral band, set atop with a skirted cap with a ribboned Buddhist emblem of the vase, the stupa supported on a square base decorated with bands of lappets and floral scrolls on a green ground, height 17.4” — 44.3 cm. Provenance: From an important Canadian collection. Note: A stupa refers to Buddhist commemorative monuments, usually housing sacred relics associated with the Buddha or related saints. For the convenience of traveling and private devotion, portable models of stupas made of bronze became a standard ritual object for practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism. In the first-half of the 18th Century, the imperial Chinese kilns started to mimic other mediums, such as bronze, wood, and hardstone, through the use of porcelain to showcase their mastery of their skill. This idea achieved its zenith under Emperor Qianlong’s reign (1736-1795). As an enthusiastic Buddhist follower and a porcelain devotee, Emperor Qianlong combined his passions by reproducing Tibetan ritual objects through porcelain. This trend continued until the end of the Qing Dynasty. Despite being a later example, the current stupa is important amongst this category because it continued the tradition of porcelain Buddhist ritual objects. It also showcases the expertise of the craftsman because the stupa had to be fired in four separate sections. Sophisticated factors such as clay expansion and glaze shrinkage had to be considered. For a similar porcelain stupa from the late Qing Dynasty, see Tranthy Beijing, December 16, 2012, lot 238. Another from the James White collection was sold in Poly Beijing, June 5, 2013, lot 6158. Both were documented in Atouch 2013 auction reference booklet, page 682-683. For yellow ground penba hu, see Bonhams London, November 6, 2008, lot 9. $10,000—15,000

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199 FAMILLE ROSE ‘BUDDHIST EMBLEM’ BOWL, GUANGXU MARK AND PERIOD (1875-1908) Finely enameled with eight Buddhist emblems, or ‘bajixiang’, on interior between two iron red and gilt ruyi bands, the interior decorated with same ruyi head and the centre painted three auspicious flowers, diameter 6.1” — 15.5 cm., sixcharacter iron red Guangxu mark to base Provenance: Property of a Vancouver Gentleman. $7,000—9,000

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200 PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE PHOENIX BOWLS, GUANGXU MARK AND PERIOD (1875-1908) Each of deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot, decorated to the exterior with three phoenixes in blue, pink, and yellow, in flight between entangled flowers, all within two iron red gilt borders, diameter 4.6” — 11.8 cm., sixcharacter iron red Guangxi mark to base $2,500—3,500

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201 DEHUA BOTTLE VASE, 18TH CENTURY Gently formed with elegant proportions, the globular body supported by a sturdy foot and surmounted by a long thin neck with moulded ring along the centre, height 7.9” — 20 cm. Provenance: Private Vancouver Collection, purchased from John Sparks London in the 1960’s. Waddington’s June 6, 2011, lot 386. Note: For a similar example, see Donnelly’s ‘Blanc de Chine’ plate 51 B. $3,000—4,000

202 DEHUA FIGURE OF GUANYIN, 18TH CENTURY Finely modeled in a seated position atop a recumbent fu-dog, the serene deity with gentle expression and downcast eyes and swathed in long cascading robes with beaded necklace swung across her chest while holding a ruyi-sceptre in one hand, the whole group covered in warm greyishwhite glaze, height 8.5” — 21.5 cm. Note: A very similar example sold at Sotheby’s London, November 9, 2011, lot 115. $5,000—7,000

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203 SIX-PANEL BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN INLAY TABLE SCREEN, 19TH CENTURY Forty-eight panels laid out in eight horizontal rows and depicting florals and warriors. Wood frame, each frame 37.8” x 6.7” — 96 x 17 cm. Provenance: The Estate of Miriam Ardagh, acquired in the 1960’s from Frank Crane, and sold at Waddington’s December 2, 2013, lot 168. $2,000—3,000

204 LARGE FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN PANEL AND STAND, REPUBLICAN PERIOD The panel depicting small houses with multiple figures in the foreground, all under a canopy of blossoming trees with mountains in the distant. The frame of rosewood with reticulated and relief carved key fret patterns throughout, sight of porcelain panel 15” x 9.4” — 38 x 24 cm. Provenance: A Prominent Canadian West Coast Collection. Purchased in Victoria B.C. during the 1960’s. $2,000—3,000

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205 WANG YUNGUAN (1916-1998) PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE LANDSCAPE PANELS Finely enameled of continuous landscape of Zhu Shan with calligraphy, framed, 43” x 12” — 109.2 x 30.5 cm., cyclically dated to 1991 Provenance: Private Taiwanese-Canadian Collection, Toronto Note: As apprentice of Wang Yeting (18841942), Wang Yunguan was also a leading famille-rose artist from Republican Period. His massive landscape panel ‘Jing Kang Mountain’ hung on the west chamber of Great Hall of the People, Beijing. For a comparable example, see Guardian Beijing, November 20, 2010, lot 3456. $3,000—4,000

206 FAMILLE ROSE TABLE SCREEN AND STAND Depicting the scene of ‘Wang xizhi loves geese’, height 23.2” — 59 cm., date 1927 $4,000—6,000

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Two Chinese Jade Carvings from the Collection of Sir Michael William and Lady Wendy Turner, Hong Kong and London (lots 207208) Given as gifts to Sir Michael (19051980) (KBE. CBE. OBE. Hon LLD) while he was the Chief Manager of The Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank (Later HSBC) between 1953-1962. Sir Michael William Turner was born in Winchester, England, in 1905. He studied at University College, Oxford with a degree in military history and a stint on the English national field hockey team. Upon graduation, he joined the London HSBC office and was then posted to Shanghai. On his second tour in Shanghai he met and married Wendy Stranack (later Lady Wendy Turner), but was

subsequently transferred to Singapore where he was interned in Changi jail for the duration of WWII. It took six months to recover from the camp, and afterwards, he resumed his business career and succeeded Sir Arthur Morse as Chief Manager of HSBC in 1953 where he was instrumental in the considerable post-war expansion of the bank. Following retirement in 1963 he served as Chairman of the British Bank of the Middle East. Sir Michael died in London in 1980. A Turner room in the main Hong Kong branch of HSBC commemorates his services to the bank. During his time in Hong Kong he and Lady Turner acquired a number of Chinese jade carvings, porcelain, and works of art.

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207 WHITE JADE TWO-PIECE VASE, EARLY 19TH CENTURY Rendered from lustrous white stone and well hollowed and comprised of two separate sections joined together by a finely carved chain link, the bulbous body supported on a spreading foot and surmounted by a tall neck rising towards a flared rim, the body carved with designs of dragons and phoenix along either side and flanked by monster-head handles, total height height 5” — 12.8 cm. $6,000—8,000

208 PALE CELADON JADE LANDSCAPE VASE, 19TH CENTURY The well hollowed stone of an even celadon colour with minor russet inclusions throughout and rendered in the form of a baluster form vase of slightly flattened proprtion and carved with a continuous scene of crashing waves, cranes, and ‘100 antiques’, a pair of mythical beasts flanking either side of the neck and rim forming handles, one in the shape of a sinuous chilong, the other a dragon, the whole supported on a tall spreading foot. Wood stand, height 8.3” — 21 cm. $6,000—8,000

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A Collection of Jade and Monochrome Porcelain from a Hong Kong Collector (Lots 209-221) Purchased in the 1960’s and 70’s along Hollywood Road. 209 PALE CELADON JADE SEATED FIGURE, LATE QING DYNASTY The greyish stone with darker inclusions and rendered in the form of a seated figure dressed in long robes, height 4.3” — 11 cm. $900—1,200

210 PALE CELADON JADE SEATED BOY, LATE QING DYNASTY The polished stone carved in the round as a smiling figure carrying a branch of lotus, height 2.6” — 6.5 cm. $1,000—1,500

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211 WHITE JADE FIGURE OF A YOUNG BOY, 19TH CENTURY Carved as a young smiling boy carrying a branch of lotus swung over his shoulder. Wood stand, height 2.2” — 5.5 cm. $800—1,200

212 TWO PALE CELADON JADE FIGURES OF YOUNG BOYS, LATE QING DYNASTY Each rendered in a standing pose, the playful figures dressed in long robes while carrying large leafy branches. Wood stands, tallest height 2.2” — 5.5 cm. $1,500—2,000

213 GREY JADE ‘PHOENIX’ VASE AND COVER, LATE QING DYNASTY The grey stone with brown inclusions throughout and rendered in the form of a squat baluster vase flanked by a phoenix to one side and together with a fitted domed cover carved with a lion-shaped finial, height 4.1” — 10.5 cm. $600—800

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214 LARGE DARK CELADON JADE DOG, QING DYNASTY Mottled and celadon jade carving of a recumbent dog with coiled tail, length 6.3” — 16 cm. $1,000—1,500

215 PALE CELADON JADE DOG, QING DYNASTY Carved in the form of a recumbent auspicious long ear canine with feet tightly tucked under the body, length 5.9” — 15 cm. $900—1,200

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216 TEA-COLOUR ROCK CRYSTAL JAR AND COVER, LATE QING DYNASTY Of slightly tapering round form, carved with blossom peony and birds perching upon, all supported on a openwork entangled vines wooden stand, height 4.9” — 12.5 cm. $400—600

217 GREEN ROCK CRYSTAL VASE AND COVER The vase of tapering baluster form raised on a pedestal foot and with a pair of chilong handles, the cover with a chilong finial, all supported on a silver inlays wooden stand, height 7.6” — 19.3 cm. $600—800

218 GREEN GLAZED YONGFU KILN BRUSHWASHER, EARLY MING DYNASTY Of foliage form, the miniature brushwasher delicately molded with a small creature on the vine, diameter 33.5” — 8.5 cm. Note: The Yongfu Kilns from the Yuan and early Ming Dynasty was discovered in Guangxi Province during the 1970’s. The style of pottery and green glazes used was influenced by the Yaozhou Kilns of the Song Dynasty. $400—600

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219 COPPER RED INCENSE BURNER, 18TH CENTURY The smooth bulging sides surmounted by an everted flat rim and raised on a tall straight foot, the exterior covered in an even copper red glaze, width 5.9” — 15 cm. Provenance: Property from a Hong Kong Collection. $2,000—3,000

220 COPPER RED GLAZED BOWL AND COVER, 18TH CENTURY The thinly potted sides rising towards a slightly everted rim and together with a fitted cover, all with an even copper red glaze, diameter 4.4” — 11.3 cm. $1,000—1,500

221 COPPER RED ROUND BOX AND COVER, 18TH CENTURY The circular box and fitted cover with a copper red glaze on the exterior and crackle glaze patterning along the interior, diameter 4.2” — 10.7 cm. $600—800

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Chinese Jade Carvings from a Hong Kong Gentleman (Lots 222-226) 222 MOTTLED WHITE JADE MOUNTAIN, LATE QING DYNASTY Carved on one side with a scholar and attendant walking through a mountainous trail, the other side with a longevity deer under a branch of pine, height 4.3” — 11 cm. $4,000—6,000

223 PALE CELADON JADE SEAL, LATE QING DYNASTY The square seal surmounted by a crouching lion, the stone with yellow inclusions. Carved cinnabar lacquer box and cover from the Republican Period, seal size 1.8” x 1.7” x 0.9” — 4.6 x 4.2 x 2.3 cm. $800—1,200

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224 GROUP OF 45 JADE PENDANTS AND CARVINGS Including: 19 figures; 19 uncarved pendants; six lock-form; and one auspicious Chinese character, longest length 2.6” — 6.5 cm. $500—700

225 GROUP OF 43 MINIATURE ‘FLORAL’ JADE PENDANTS Carved in the form of blooming flora, bamboo, and leaves, widest width 1.6” — 4 cm. $500—700

226 GROUP OF 43 MINIATURE ‘AUSPICIOUS OBJECTS’ JADE CARVINGS Including: eight carved as a vase; 12 as fruit and floral spray; 20 as animals, bats, and butterfly; two ingots and an auspicious object, longest length 2.2” — 5.5 cm. $500—700

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Chinese Jade Carvings from the Zhuigezhai Collection, Toronto and Hong Kong (Lots 227-233)

227 SMALL WHITE JADE CYLINDRICAL BRUSHPOT, 19TH CENTURY Elegantly proportioned, the tall sides rising towards a subtly everted flat rim and carved with blowing reeds and lotus amid rockery, the greyish-white stone of a consistent colour with minor white flecks throughout and well-hollowed along the interior, the base incised with a carp. Wood stand, height 3.3” — 8.4 cm. Provenance: Christie’s London November 12, 2010, lot 1314 (part). $5,000—7,000

228 LARGE WHITE JADE BELTHOOK, 18TH/19TH CENTURY Of large size and carved in openwork, the polished stone with a ferocious dragon head hook facing a sinuous chilong rendered along the wide subtly curving shaft, two small old drillholes, possibly for mounting onto textile, diameter 5.5” — 14 cm. $3,000—3,500

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229 FIVE PALE CELADON JADE BELTHOOKS, 18TH/19TH CENTURY Each of similar size and carved in openwork with a sinuous chilong along the curving shaft and hook rendered as a ferocious dragon head, longest length 3.9” — 10 cm. $4,000—6,000

230 WHITE JADE BELTHOOK, 18TH CENTURY The polished white stone with a ferocious dragon head hook and smooth curving shaft, length 4.1” — 10.5 cm. Provenance: Sotheby’s London November 10, 2010 lot 220 (part) Private Toronto Collection. $2,500—3,500

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231 UNUSUAL WHITE JADE BELTHOOK, 19TH CENTURY The stone of an even white colour with a curving shaft of rounded design and carved with stylized cloud-form patterning, the hook as a dragon’s head, diameter 3.1” — 8 cm. $800—1,200

232 WHITE JADE PENDANT The smooth circular pendant flanked by a pair of stylized archaistic dragons along the top and cloud form border to the base, height 2.3” — 5.8 cm. $600—800

233 SMALL SPINACH GREEN JADE PEBBLE Of pebble form, the smooth spinach green stone with russet inclusions, width 2.5” — 6.3 cm. $400—600

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Two Jade Carvings from a North York Collection (Lots 234-235) 234 FINE WHITE JADE ‘PHOENIX’ RHYTON CUP, 18TH CENTURY The well hollowed even-toned white stone with tall sides rising towards a smooth rim and rendered in the form of a phoenix with the head forming a handle along the lower section and elaborate archaistic scrolls and swirling tail feathers carved along the exterior decorating all sides, the whole supported on a smooth flat base, height 3.9" — 10 cm. Provenance: Bonham’s London, May 15, 2014, lot 214. An English Private Collection. $20,000—25,000

235 CREAMY WHITE JADE BOX AND COVER Carved in two parts and rendered from a warm creamy coloured white stone in the form of a plump mandarin duck carrying a sprig of lotus in its beak, the interior well hollowed and smooth with a fitted base. Wood stand, height 3.5” — 9 cm. Provenance: Bonham’s Knightsbridge, February 19, 2014, lot 42. $2,000—3,000

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236 WHITE JADE NECKLACE The small circular pendant with a necklace containing 25 beads joined together by four pairs of separators, total length 12” — 30.5 cm. Provenance: Purchased from Tai Sing Fine Antiques, Hong Kong. $600—800

237 PAIR OF SPINACH GREEN JADE ARCHAISTIC CUPS, QIANLONG MARK, REPUBLICAN PERIOD With bands of taotie mask between a border of lotus and ruyi designs, diameter 3.9” — 10 cm., six-character Qianlong mark inscribed in gold. $600—800

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238 PAIR OF MOTTLED CELADON JADE BOWLS, JIAQING MARK, LATE QING DYNASTY Both of shallow form, raised on a heaving foot ring and rising to an everted rim, the stone of a greyish celadon tone with black and brownish inclusions throughout, diameter 6.7” — 17 cm., four-character inscribed Jiaqing mark. Provenance: Old Toronto Collection. (marks)

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239 GREYISH CELADON JADE HAT FINIAL, QING DYNASTY The smooth grey stone with minor brown inclusions along the domed top and pierced with designs of peacocks, cranes, and birds of paradise in a garden of peonies, four thread holes on the flat base, height 2” — 5 cm. $800—1,200

240 SMALL WHITE JADE ‘FU LION’ BROOCH, 19TH CENTURY Relief carved with a mother and cub playing with a brocade ball, 1.8” x 2.3” — 4.5 x 5.8 cm. $800—1,200

241 WHITE JADE ‘THREE ABUNDANCES’ BELT PLAQUE, 19TH CENTURY Of rectangular-form with relief carving of a peach, pomegranate and finger citron, the reverse with two raised discs, 2” x 2.5” — 5 x 6.3 cm. Provenance: Private Collection, Victoria, B.C. $1,000—1,500

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242 MOTTLED GREEN JADE CARVED PIG, POSSIBLY FIVE DYNASTIES OR LATER Carved in the round and rendered in the form of a recumbent pig, the stone of deep olive green colour with brown striuations throughout, length 3.5” — 9 cm. $3,000—4,000

243 MOTTLED JADE DOG, SONG TO MING DYNASTY Rendered in the form of a recumbent dog resting its head on its paws, the stone of celadon colour with even dark brown inclusions along the top and carefully carved to highlight the variation in tone, width 2.8” — 7 cm. $2,500—3,500

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244 LARGE GREY JADE BEAD, MING DYNASTY With an opening in the centre of the cylindrical body and decorated with beaded patterning along the exterior TOGETHER WITH a coral bead, length 1.8” — 4.5 cm. $600—800

245 MINIATURE WHITE JADE MODEL OF A TOAD, 19TH CENTURY Of small pebble shape, the greyish white stone realistically carved in the round as a toad perched on a branch, width 1.4” — 3.5 cm. $400—600

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246 JADE-INSET GILT-COPPER BELT BUCKLE, MING DYNASTY Carved in high-relief depicting a child holding a stem of lotus in one hand and a goose in the other, length 2.6” — 6.5 cm. Provenance: Christie’s New York, September 18/19, lot 1222. $800—1,200

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247 LARGE PALE CELADON JADE BRUSHPOT, MID-20TH CENTURY The pale celadon stone with warm brown inclusions throughout and carved in the round as two separate bamboo stalks, each well-hollowed, and supported on a rocky base, branches of peonies and lingzhi fungus carved in high relief alongside a sinuous chilong and elaborate peacock, height 7.3” — 18.5 cm. $15,000—20,000

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Note: The present vase is unique not just for its large size, but its plethora of auspicious symbols. The large phoenix can represent a promotion to a highranking job, the combination of bamboo and rocks represents the virtuous qualities of a gentleman, and the lingzhi fungus represents long life. These positive connotations might suggest that the jade carving was meant to be a gift for someone applying for a new position.


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248 WHITE AND RUSSET JADE CARVED PEBBLE, 19TH CENTURY Of large pebble-form, the white stone with warm cararmel tones throughout and carved in high relief with a pair of mandarin ducks along the base all surrounded by lotus leaves, height 3.2” — 8.2 cm. $2,500—3,000

249 MINIATURE WHITE JADE VASE AND COVER Of compressed baluster design with a rounded body raised on a spreading foot and carved with a phoenix and chilong on either side, the stone of an even white colour, height 2.8” — 7 cm. $600—800

250 WHITE JADE CIRCULAR DISC The polished white stone carved in openwork with a moveable disc along the interior TOGETHER WITH a pale celadon jade fish pendant, widest width 2.8” — 7 cm. $400—600

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251 THREE WHITE JADE TOGGLES The first one delicately depicting a squirrel and grapes, the second one carved with four double-gourd within foliage, the third carved with two lobed melons borne on a leafy vine, largest length 2.6” — 6.5 cm. $6,000—8,000

252 WHITE JADE HAIR ORNAMENT With a subtle scrolling end and smooth uncarved body, the stone of a consistent white tone, length 7.1” — 18 cm. $1,200—1,500

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253 MOTTLED GREYISH CELADON JADE BIXIE Of pebble-form and carved in high relief with a bixie along the top, dark brown inclusions throughout the stone, height 2” — 5 cm. $400—600

254 PALE CELADON JADE MONKEY GROUP, QING DYNASTY The mother with small child holding onto a large peach. Russet inclusions throughout, height 2.8” — 7 cm. Provenance: Ritchie’s Toronto, May 29, 2001, lot 2181. $400—600

255 SMALL MOTTLED WHITE JADE GOOSE Rendered from white stone with warm brown inclusions throughout and depicting a goose carrying a sprig of lingzhi in its beak, width 2.6” — 6.5 cm. $400—600

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256 SPINACH JADE MUGHAL-STYLE CENSER, 19TH/20TH CENTURY Supported on a raised foot, the globular body carved in high relief with auspicious characters reserved in roundels on either side of the bulging waist and surrounded by scrolling vines and overlapping petal borders, a pair of broad reticulated floral ring handls flanking either side of the sloping shoulders together with a domed cover rendered in the form of a lotus, width 6.8” — 17.2 cm. $1,500—2,500

257 PALE CELADON JADE CAT GROUP, 19TH/20TH CENTURY With minor golden brown inclusions along one side of the pale celadon stone rendered as a pair of cats together with prunus flowers, width 1.7” — 4.3 cm. $1,500—2,000

258 FAUX-TORTOISE SHELL VENEER WOOD ARCHER’S RING, XUANTONG MARK, REPUBLICAN PERIOD Of typical form and incised poem on the exterior, diameter 1.3” — 3.4 cm., twocharacter Xuantong mark $400—600

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259 LARGE PAIR OF LAVENDER JADEITE ARCHAISTIC COVERED PHOENIXES

Provenance: Private Vancouver Collection, acquired in the 1960’s.

Each of perching position, the jadeite with differentiate lavender and olive-green tone, both cover and body carved with auspicious archaistic relief pattern, height 17.1” — 43.5 cm. $8,000—12,000

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260 BRONZE RITUAL VESSEL, GONG Of two separate sections and cast in the form of a mythical beast, a ‘C’ form handle to the back and patterned with monster masks, length 8.5” — 21.5 cm. $3,000—4,000

261 BRONZE THREE-LEGGED TOAD CENSER, 17TH/18TH CENTURY With a domed cover, the censer well cast and rendered in the form of a threelegged toad, mimicking its natural scaly and bumpy appearance, and modeled in a forward striding position, length 5.9” — 15 cm., 34 oz. — 1058 grams Provenance: Private Mississauga Collection. $2,000—3,000

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262 TWO BRONZE BOTTLE VASES, 17TH CENTURY The taller gilt splashed with lotus design and monster handles; the second with lotus dentals and diamond diaper ground, tallest height 7.2” — 18.4 cm. Provenance: Purchased at Waddington’s during the 1970’s. $600—800

263 SLENDER BRONZE HANDLED VASE, MING DYNASTY With a tall spreading foot, the baluster body flanked by vertical flanges on all sides of the bulging waist decorated with archaistic designs and surmounted by an elongated neck of rectangular section, height 6.1” — 15.5 cm. $400—600

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264 LARGE GILT LACQUER BRONZE FIGURE OF A DAOIST SCHOLAR, 16TH/17TH CENTURY Standing on a square base, the figure with clasped hands and wearing flowing robes, his head crowned and with a ruyi finial, height 21.3” — 54 cm. Provenance: Private Vancouver Collection, acquired in the 1960’s. $4,000—6,000

265 BRONZE SEATED FIGURE OF BUDDHA, 16TH/17TH CENTURY Heavily cast and rendered in dhyanasana pose, the serene and smiling figure with downcast eyes and arched brows framing the slightly rounded face surmounted by a top knot comprised of tightly curled hair, and above a pair of pendulous earlobes, the figure dressed in long and loose robes patterned with a simple floral design, all raised on a double lotus plinth base, height 12.6” — 32 cm. Note: Based on dated examples, the style of this Buddha is characteristic of bronze sculptures from the Jiajing (1522-1566) to Longqing (1567-1572) reign periods. $4,000—6,000

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266 BRONZE FIGURE OF A BUDDHIST ATTENDANT, 19TH CENTURY The central figure holding a vase with elongated lotus as candlestick, flanked by another small figure and a crane, all supported by a stone plinth, height 20.1” — 51 cm. $800—1,200

267 PAIR OF LARGE ‘GOLD SPLASHED’ BRONZE VASES AND STANDS Each raised on a tall spreading foot, the bulbous body surmounted by a slender neck flanked by a pair of phoenix-head handles and rising towards a flared rim, the exterior splashed with gold tones throughout, height 11.4” — 29 cm., stylized mark to base $3,000—5,000

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268 CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL RUYI SCEPTRE WITH LAPIS LAZULI AND HARDSTONE INLAYS Decorated on a rich blue ground with elaborate entangled lotus and Eight Buddhist Emblems, or ‘Bajixiang’ motifs, inlaid lapis lazuli and other gemstones depicting a peach, pine tree, and crane. With yellow silk tassle, height 16.7” — 42.5 cm. $6,000—8,000

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269 CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL ‘FU BATS’ DOUBLE BOX, QIANLONG MARK Decorated with all-over designs of swirling vines and blooming lotus against a sky blue ground and contained within gilt borders, height 4.9” — 12.5 cm. $600—800

270 CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL SEAL PASTE BOX, QIANLONG MARK With a domed cover and raised on a spreading foot, the rounded body decorated with lotus spray joined together with swirling vines set against a sky blue ground, diameter 3.3” — 8.5 cm., fourcharacter Qianlong mark $600—800

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271 LARGE CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL BASIN, 19TH CENTURY OR EARLIER The centre decorated with three lions playing with a brocade ribbon ball, encircled by ruyi head flower band and horses patterns, the rim with continuous lozenge, diaper ground with flowers to exterior, diameter 14.2” — 36 cm. Exhibited: Purchased in the 1970’s from Weisbrod and Dy Ltd., Toronto. $800—1,200

272 PAIR OF CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL VASES, LAO TIENLI MARK, CIRCA 1900 With detailed design of florals and lotus blooms, height 9.5” — 24.2 cm., fourcharacter Lao Tienli mark Provenance: Private Toronto Collection, acquired during the 1960’s $1,000—1,500

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273 TWO CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL WARES, 19TH CENTURY Each of floral brocade designs with various colour enamels, largest diameter 14.3” — 36.3 cm. Provenance: Both purchased in the 1970’s from Weisbrod and Dy Ltd., Toronto. $400—600

274 PAIR OF CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL ARCHAISTIC EWERS, FIRSTHALF 20TH CENTURY Of duck-form with archaistic design on a blue ground, the back with cover featuring a duckling and swivel handle, and the beak with spout opening. Rosewood stands, height 8.7” — 22 cm. Provenance: An Important Toronto Collector, purchased from Sotheby’s Parke-Bernet during the 1960’s. With Gurie Gallery Montreal sticker to the base. $600—800

275 LARGE CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL MODEL OF A GOOSE, MID-20TH CENTURY Rendered in the form of a standing goose raised on a stepped circular base with crashing waves along the bottom, the whole covered in archaistic geometric patterns against a sky blue ground, height 20.1” — 51 cm. $600—800

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276 LARGE GILT LACQUER WOOD LOTUS-FORM CANDLE PRICKET, 17TH/18TH CENTURY The bell-shaped base decorated with naturalistic lotus petals between three bands of stylized dentals, all rising to a cylindrical shaft with scrolling vine flanges, and surmounted by a five-tier lotus bloom, height 23.4” — 59.5 cm. Provenance: Purchased from C. C. Lai Antiques, Toronto. $1,000—1,500

277 UNUSUAL CINNABAR LACQUER BOX AND COVER, 19TH CENTURY The lacquer of a deep brown tone and carved with fruits and insects, length 5.5” — 14 cm. Provenance: Formerly from the Collection of Dr Herman Charles (1882-1954) of Hammond, Indiana. He was an Olympic athlete, winning bronze in the 1904 St Louis Games. During the 1940’s, he and his family resided in Hong Kong and collected Chinese antiques. $1,000—1,500

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Chinese 20th Century Scroll Paintings from a Hong Kong Estate (Lots 278-282)

278 ATTRIBUTED TO ZHANG DAQIAN (1899-1983) MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPE, 1979 Splashed ink and colour on gold paper, and dated to when the artist was 80 years old. Framed, 14.8” x 17.9” — 37.5 x 45.5 cm. Provenance: Chinese Scroll Paintings from a Hong Kong Estate $5,000—7,000

279 AFTER ZHANG DAQIAN (18991983) RIVERSIDE HOUSE, 1940 Ink and colour on paper, cyclically dated 1940, 34.3” x 7.5” — 87 x 19 cm. Provenance: Chinese Scroll Paintings from a Hong Kong Estate $1,500—2,000

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280 LIN JIN (1923-2004) CALLIGRAPHY

281 YANG FENG (20TH CENTURY) SPARROWS AND WISTERIA

Ink on paper, 12.2” x 25.6” — 31 x 65 cm.

Ink and colour on paper, dated 1973, 24.6” x 12.8” — 62.5 x 32.5 cm.

$400—600 $400—600

282 OU HAONIAN (1935- ) LANDSCAPE Ink and colour on paper, 11.4” x 21.1” — 29 x 53.5 cm. $800—1,200

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A Collection of Chinese Scrolls from a New York Private Collection (Lots 283-287)

283 AFTER XIE ZHILIU (1910-1997) PEONY

284 ATTRIBUTED TO ZHANG DAQIAN (1899-1983) MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPE AND RIVER

Ink and colour on paper, cyclically dated 1976, 27.2” x 18” — 69 x 45.8 cm.

Ink and colour on paper, cyclically dated, 36.2” x 16.1” — 92 x 41 cm.

$6,000—8,000

$2,000—3,000

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285 TANG YUN (1910-1993) COUPLET Ink on paper, 26.4” x 8.7” — 67 x 22 cm. $800—1,200

286 STYLE OF QI BAISHI (1864-1957) TWO LANDSCAPES WITH DUCKS Ink and colour on paper, 25.2” x 20.9” — 64 x 53 cm. $2,000—3,000

287 ATTRIBUTED TO YANG SHANSHEN (1913-2004) CHRYSANTHEMUMS Ink and colour on paper, cyclically dated 1956, 10.6” x 18.9” — 27 x 48 cm. $3,000—5,000

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Three Chinese Scrolls from a Hong Kong Gentleman Residing in Buffalo (Lots 288-290)

288 AFTER QI BAISHI (1864-1957) PEACHES

289 STYLE OF LI KERAN (1907-1989) BOY AND BUFFALO

290 LIU ZIGU (1901-1986) TWO DUCKS

Ink and colour on paper, dated 1954, Image 26.8” x 13.6” — 68 x 34.5 cm.

Ink and colour on paper, cyclically dated 1982, Image 26.4” x 17.5” — 67 x 44.5 cm.

Ink and colour on paper, dated 1978, Image 26” x 12.6” — 66 x 32 cm.

Provenance: Formerly from a Hong Kong Collection, acquired in the 1980’s.

Provenance: Formerly from a Hong Kong Collection, acquired in the 1980’s.

$800—1,000

$600—800

Provenance: Formerly from a Hong Kong Collection, acquired in the 1980’s. $1,500—2,000

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291 STYLE OF QIAN WEICHENG (1720-1772) Ink and colour on silk, cyclically dated 1834, inscription by Li Jiaduan (?-1880), Image height 8.9” — 22.5 cm. $8,000—12,000

292 STYLE OF OF JIN TINGBIAO (?1767) FIVE IMPERIAL HORSES Ink and colour on silk, inscription by Wang Yangdu (Qing dynasty), Image height 11.2” — 28.5 cm. $4,000—6,000

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293 AFTER FAN XUAN (JIN DYNASTY) SCHOLARS GATHERING IN A GARDEN Ink and colour on silk, 54.7” x 20.1” — 139 x 51 cm.

294 AFTER ZHA SHIBIAO (1615-1698) LANDSCAPE

295 AFTER HU MEI (QING DYNASTY) TWO LARGE EAGLES Ink and colour on paper, 64.6” x 36.2” — 164 x 92 cm.

Ink on paper, Image 28.3” x 13.4” — 72 x 34 cm.

$800—1,200

$1,000—1,500 $700—900

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296 AFTER ZHOU ZHIMIAN (1521-1610) BIRDS OF PARADISE

297 LIN SHU (1852-1924) LANDSCAPE

Ink and colour on paper, cyclically dated 1603, Image 55.1” x 30.3” — 140 x 77 cm.

Ink and colour on paper, cyclically dated 1922. Framed, 53.1” x 25.6” — 135 x 65 cm.

Provenance: Acquired Circa 1900, thence by descent within the family.

Provenance: Private Toronto Collection, purchased by the father of the current owner during the 1930’s in China.

$1,500—2,500

Note: This painting was originally from a set of four. $4,000—6,000

298 CHINESE SCHOOL PAIR OF ALBUM PAGES, 19TH CENTURY Ink and colour on silk. Framed, sheet without border 11.8” x 9.8” — 30 x 25 cm. Provenance: Old Toronto Collection, acquired in the 1960’s from J. N. Adam & Company, Buffalo, New York. $600—800

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299 CHINESE SCHOOL (EARLY 20TH CENTURY) LANDSCAPE ALBUM Cloth board accordion album with 14 double page ink and colour painting, and two pages cyclically dated to 1917. Title page signed and each painting sealed, Each image 9.4” x 14.2” — 24 x 36 cm. Provenance: The Estate of Lewis C. Walmsley (1897-1989). He was a University of Toronto graduate who taught in the Canadian School in Chengdu before WWII. He later returned to Toronto to teach in the Department of East Asiatic Studies and befriended Bishop William C. White. In 1958, with the collaboration of Chang Yin-Nan, he translated ‘Poems by Wang Wei’. $1,500—2,500 *Please see website for additional photos

300 CHINESE SCHOOL LARGE PORTRAIT OF ZONG KUI, FIRST-HALF 20TH CENTURY

301 AFTER JU LIAN (1828-1904) GOLDEN PHEASANT

Ink and colour on paper, The Estate of Victor Topper, Toronto., 94.5” x 39” — 240 x 99 cm.

Ink and colour on paper, cyclically dated 1875, inscribed by Shen Ji (Qing dynasty), inscription cyclically dated 1891, Image 36.6” x 18.5” — 93 x 47 cm.

$800—1,200

$600—800

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302 AFTER LU YANSHAO (1909-1993) PLUM BLOSSOM

303 STYLE OF LI KUCHAN (1899-1983) EAGLE

304 ATTRIBUTED TO ZHU QIZHAN (1892-1996) FLOWERS AND ROCK

Ink and colour on paper, cyclically dated 1982, Image 35.8” x 14.8” — 91 x 37.5 cm.

Ink and colour on paper, cyclically dated 1955, Image 26.8” x 18.5” — 68 x 47 cm.

Ink and colour on paper, cyclically dated 1990, Image 39.8” x 17.9” — 101 x 45.5 cm.

$600—800

$400—600

$1,000—1,500

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305 AFTER HUANG ZHOU (19251997) DONKEYS Ink on paper, 27.2” x 15.7” — 69 x 40 cm. $2,000—3,000

306 ATTRIBUTED TO LI XIONGCAI (1910-2001) LANDSCAPE Ink and colour on paper, dated 1980 $2,000—3,000

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307 WANG SENREN (1895-1984) CRABS

308 AFTER PU RU (1895-1963) MAN AND HORSE

Ink and colour on paper, cyclically dated 1977, Image 53.9” x 27.2” — 137 x 69 cm.

Ink and colour on paper, Image 27.4” x 14” — 69.5 x 35.6 cm.

$800—1,200

$1,000—1,500

309 HAILIN (20TH CENTURY) RIVER LANDSCAPE WITH BOATS Ink and colour on paper. Framed, sight 12.6” x 17.3” — 32 x 44 cm. $600—800

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310 ATTRIBUTED TO TAO LENGYUE (1895-1985) SNOW SCENE Ink and colour on paper, 20.5” x 52” — 52 x 132 cm. $1,000—1,500

311 ATTRIBUTED TO FENG CHAORAN (1882-1954) LANDSCAPE Ink and colour on paper, cyclically dated 1925, 37” x 18.5” — 94 x 47 cm. $1,500—2,000

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Chinese Hardstone Carvings from a Vancouver Collection (Lots 312-317) 312 AGATE CARVED GOAT GROUP Showing three well-modeled goats at the summit of a mountain. Wood stand, height 5.6” — 14.2 cm. $400—600

313 PALE CELADON GREEN JADE SCHOLAR AND ATTENDANT MOUNTAIN The boulder-form mountain carved with pine trees and a wise sage walking on a crooked path while his attendant waits by a small hut, height 4.9” — 12.5 cm. $600—800

314 GREISH CELADON JADE WINE EWER Raised on three paw-like feet, the ewer with dragon ‘c’ handle and archaistic beasts along the side, the cover with a fierce serpentine-like drahon, length 9.4” — 24 cm. $1,500—2,000

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315 GREEN AND WHITE JADEITE IMMORTALS GROUP With a finely carved heavenly maiden presenting a gift to a young ox herder, with clouds and cranes flanking the figures, height 7.2” — 18.4 cm. $600—800

316 CELADON JADE MODEL OF A RHINOCEROS The two horned animal standing foursquare, a faux-hinged cover on its back. Silver wire inlay wood stand, length 9.9” — 25.2 cm. $600—800

317 LARGE MOTTLED GREEN JADEITE COVERED PEACH Carved as one large peach radiating with smaller branches of fruit, the stone of a pale apple green tone with russet inclusions. Wood stand, length 8.3” — 21 cm. $600—800

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318 SET OF THREE JADE ARCHAISTIC ARC-SHAPED PENDANTS Each of curving shape with dragon heads carved on either end and beading along both sides of the flat body, widest width 8.1” — 20.5 cm. $600—800

319 MOTTLED GREY JADE MYTHICAL BEAST The mottled grey stone with dark brown inclusions and carved in high relief as a winged mythical beast positioned in a recumbent pose, width 2.8” — 7 cm. $800—1,200

320 WHITE JADE RETICULATED PENDANT Carved dragon and phoenix confronting each other, length 2.6” — 6.7 cm. $500—700

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321 WHITE JADE FIGURE OF A MONGOLIAN AND HIS MONKEY Wearing double-layer robe and Mongolian hat, the vividly carved figure holding a rope to his monkey on the left shoulder, height 5.1” — 13 cm. $4,000—6,000

322 WHITE JADE LINGZHI-FORM SCEPTRE Designed as a gnarled branch of lingzhi fungus, length 8.9” — 22.5 cm. $3,000—4,000

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323 YELLOWISH PALE CELADON JADE EWER Finely crafted with phoenix and chrysanthemum. Fitted openwork carved stand, height 4.7” — 12 cm. $1,500—2,000

324 GROUP OF FIVE PALE CELADON JADE FIGURAL PEBBLES, 19TH/20TH CENTURY Four carved in the form of children, three playing and one lying to his side and holding a double gourd; the fifth as a seated scholar, tallest height 2.4” — 6 cm. $600—800

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325 PALE CELADON GREEN JADEITE BANGLE The polished semi-translucent pale celadon stone with intense apple green inclusions to one side, interior diameter 2.4” — 6 cm. $1,000—1,500

326 TWO GREEN JADEITE BANGLES The first pale celadon, the second dark green, widest interior diameter 2.4” — 6.2 cm. $2,000—3,000

327 LARGE MOTTLED JADE CARVING OF GUANYIN Carved in the round as a standing figure of Guanyin raised on a tall double lotus pod and backed by an elongated aureola, the Goddess of Mercy dressed in long, draping robes and holding a ruyi sceptre in one hand, height 34.3” — 87 cm. $3,000—4,000

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328 WUCAI ‘BOYS’ GUAN JAR, 17TH CENTURY With slender rounded shoulders tapering towards a narrowed base, the well potted jar with a central scene of playing boys along the waist, height 6.9” — 17.5 cm. $1,500—2,000

329 LARGE DOUCAI ‘DRAGON AND PHOENIX’ CHARGER, YONGZHENG MARK The centre painted with two flying dragons confronted on a flaming pearl amidst multi-coloured auspicious clouds, the exterior decorated with dragons and cranes, diameter 18” — 45.8 cm., sixcharacter Yongzheng mark Provenance: Partial Sotheby’s sticker on the base. $2,000—3,000

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329a PAIR OF LARGE DOUCAI LOTUS BOWLS, GUANGXU MARK AND LATE IN THE PERIOD (1875-1908) The exterior decorated with five large lotus balls and multi-coloured scrolling vine, the interior with five bats flanking a ‘shou’ character, diameter 7.5” — 19.1 cm., sixcharacter Guangxu mark $1,500—2,000

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330 LARGE QIANJIANG CAI FAMILLE ROSE ‘LADIES’ VASE, REPUBLICAN PERIOD Depicting ladies gathered in a garden to celebrate a boy’s birthday, above with Magu pouring down flowers, height 23” — 58.4 cm., signed Gao Maoxing $600—800

331 PAIR OF DOUCAI ‘SANDUO’ BOWLS, QIANLONG MARK Raised on a tall straight foot with smooth sides rising towards a slightly everted rim and decorated with three roundels depicting clusters of the ‘three abundances’ consisting of pomegranate, Buddha’s hand citron, and peaches, diameter 4.7” — 12 cm. $800—1,200

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332 PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE BOWLS, QIANLONG MARK, LATE QING DYNASTY The tall sides rising towards an everted rim and decorated with butterflies and vines of pomegranate and prunus continuing along the interior, diameter 4.3” — 11 cm., six-character Qianlong mark Provenance: Christie’s South Kensington, Nov 4, 2014, lot 123. $4,000—6,000

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333 PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE BUDDHIST ‘EIGHT EMBLEMS’ DISHES, GUANGXU MARK AND PERIOD (1875-1908) Each of lime-green enamel with a flower head encircled by a foliate scroll in the center, below eight ribbon-tied Buddhist Emblems, Bajixiang, on the cavetto, and all within iron red line borders. The exterior is decorated with three scrolling folaite sprays, diameter 9.1” — 23 cm., six-character Guangxu mark to the base Note: A similar example was sold in Hanhai Beijing, November 16, 1996, lot 1097, and Guardian Auction Beijing, May 15, 2005, lot 2159. For a Daoguang example of similar size and style, see Sotheby’s New York, March 17, 2009, lot 134. $2,000—3,000

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334 FAMILLE ROSE FIGURAL VASE, GUANGXU MARK AND LATE IN THE PERIOD (1875-1908) With four landscape medallions depicting figures at leisure, the body decorated with colourful floral blooms and sprays, height 15.6” — 39.7 cm., six-character Guangxu mark Provenance: Property of a Vancouver Gentleman.

(mark)

$4,000—6,000

335 MINIATURE FAMILLE ROSE HU VASE, QIANLONG MARK, REPUBLICAN PERIOD Decorated with four figural roundels on a turquoise ground decorated with lotus blooms and scrolling vine, height 4.5” — 11.4 cm., six-character Qianlong mark $600—800

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336 FAMILLE ROSE MILLEFLEUR HU VASE, QIANLONG MARK, REPUBLICAN PERIOD With a pair of monster handles, the ovoid body with two floral and bird medallions, all on a black millefleur ground, height 10.2” — 26 cm., six-character Qianlong mark

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Provenance: Old Ottawa Collection, acquired in the 1960’s. $600—800

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337 FAMILLE ROSE FIGURAL PLANTER AND BASE, REPUBLICAN PERIOD Supported on a straight foot, the tall sides rising steeply towards a sloped rim and decorated with scenes of finely dressed meiren, the base with a hole. The plate bordered with bands of scrolling flora along the rim, diameter 10” — 25.5 cm. $600—800

338 PAIR OF LIME GREEN VASES, QIANLONG MARK, LATE REPUBLICAN PERIOD Each with two medallions depicting a moral story, all on a green incised sgraffito design ground with multi-coloured florals, height 15” — 38 cm. $4,000—6,000

339 THREE FAMILLE ROSE FLOWER POTS, REPUBLICAN PERIOD Each with a body painted in various coloured enamels and depicting floral and bird scenes, the reverse with calligraphy, largest height 5.9” — 15 cm. $600—800

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340 ZHANG SHIBAO (19091987) FAMILLE ROSE BRUSHPOT, DATED 1965 Of cylindrical form with a beaded band along the lower section of the smooth exterior decorated with a songbird and branch of pomegranate on one side and inscription on the opposite, height 4.7” — 12 cm., iron red mark dated to 1965 to base Provenance: Private Toronto Collection Note: Zhang Shibao was one of the most important famille rose artists from Jingdezhen during the Republican Period. His works were chosen for diplomatic gifts by Zhou Enlai and Den Xiaoping during the 1960’s and 70’s. $800—1,200 (reverse)

341 AFTER PAN TAOYU (1887-1926) BOTTLE VASE WITH OXHERDER Depicting boy and buffalo on a boat, the reverse with calligraphy, height 5.5” — 14 cm., two-character seal mark ‘tao yu’ to base, cyclically dated to 1924 but later $1,500—2,500

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342 BLUE AND WHITE LOTUS-FORM BOWL, WANLI MARK Finely potted as an open lotus flower, the central medallion with a Sanskrit character framed by two circles of ruyi heads, the petal-shaped body with two bands of sixteen scalloped petals radiating from the centre, the exterior with Sanskrit characters alternating with flower heads, height 7.5” — 19 cm., Wanli six-character mark to base $500—700

343 BLUE AND WHITE ‘DAOIST’ BRUSHPOT, 19TH CENTURY Depicting Lan Caihe with lingzhi fungus and basket of florals, a small bat flying in the night sky above him, height 5” — 12.8 cm. Provenance: Private Collection, Vancouver. $1,000—1,500

344 BLUE AND WHITE SHALLOW ‘PHOENIX’ BOWL AND COVER, JIANGXI MARK, GUANGXU PERIOD (1875-1908) Thinly potted and decorated with designs of phoenix soaring amid swirling clouds, diameter 6.7” — 17 cm., six-character Jiangxi mark to cover and base. Provenance: Orientique Hong Kong, January 26, 1993. $2,000—3,000

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345 BLUE, WHITE AND COPPER RED IMMORTALS DISH, REPUBLICAN PERIOD With central medallion of Shoulao and deer, the exterior with a band containing the eight immortals on a ground of waves, diameter 8.3” — 21 cm., sixcharacter yanghe tang studio mark. Provenance: Waddington’s November 30, 2001. $1,200—1,500

346 BLUE AND WHITE DRAGON BOTTLE VASE, KANGXI MARK, 19TH CENTURY The three-clawed dragon holding a stalk of millet, height 8.3” — 21.2 cm., sixcharacter Kangxi mark $700—900

347 CELADON GLAZED YEN YEN VASE, 19TH CENTURY The body rising to a flaring rim and with raised design of lotus blooms and scrolling vine throughout, height 15.2” — 38.5 cm. Provenance: Vancouver Collection, purchased in Boston during the 2000’s. $4,000—6,000

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348 TEA DUST GLAZED TRIPOD CENSER, QIANLONG MARK Of rounded form and flanked by a pair of inverted ‘U’ handles along the rim, all supported on three short, compressed legs together with reticulated wood cover and coral finial. Wood stand, width 3.5” — 9 cm., four-character Qianlong mark $1,500—2,000

349 CLAIRE-DE-LUNE GLAZED LINGZHI FORM WASHER, QIANLONG MARK With shallow sides and raised on three smaller lingzhi fungus legs, length 5.2” — 13.1 cm., four-character Qianlong mark $400—600

350 CLAIRE-DE-LUNE GLAZED GU VASE, YONGZHENG MARK Of slender proportions and pinched waist, the base and rim both flaring outwards, height 12.6” — 32.1 cm., four-character Yongzheng mark $1,000—1,500

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351 BLUE GROUND ‘DEER AND MONKEY’ VASE, GUANGXU MARK Thickly potted with a tall funnel neck rising from the globular body and gilt decorations of deer and monkeys in a forest scene against a rich dark blue ground, the whole supported on a tall foot with scrolling Greek key-fret pattern, height 15” — 38 cm., six-character Guangxu mark $2,000—3,000

352 PAIR OF YELLOW GROUND ‘DRAGON AND PHOENIX’ DISHES, QIANLONG MARK Depicting dragon and phoenix confronted on a flaming pearl, encircled by geometric ruyi patterns both interior and exterior, diameter 5.4” — 13.8 cm., six-character Qianlong mark to the base $2,000—3,000

353 LARGE FAMILLE ROSE FACETED VASE, 19TH CENTURY Flanked by lion mask handles with figural scenes throughout, height 23.2” — 59 cm. $3,000—4,000

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354 LARGE FAMILLE ROSE FIGURAL BALUSTER VASE, 19TH CENTURY Of cylinder-form and everted barbed rim, body decorated with figural panels reserved on floral grounds, height 25.6” — 62 cm. $500—700

355 FAMILLE ROSE SLIPDECORATED FLORAL PLATE, LATE QING DYNASTY Depicting multi-coloured floral blooms and a grasshopper, all on a green ground, diameter 9.3” — 23.5 cm. $600—800

356 LARGE FAMILLE ROSE NONYA PHOENIX CHARGER GUANGXU PERIOD (1875-1908) The smooth wide rim gently sloping towards a shallow cavetto enameled with a majestic bird of paradise amid a lush garden, the scene surrounded with a stylized ruyi-head border, diameter 16.1” — 41 cm. Provenance: The Estate of a Canadian Ambassador to China during the 1940’s. Thence by descent within the family. $600—800

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357 FAMILLE ROSE FLORAL VASE, DAOGUANG MARK The ovoid body decorated with a garden scene including chrysanthemum, peonies, peach, and bats, and surmounted by a tall funnel neck flanked by a pair of dragon handles and rising towards a flared rim, all supported on a straight foot with Greek key-fret pattern, height 11.4” — 29 cm., six-character Daoguang mark Note: A similar vase sold at Waddington’s on December 13, 2010, lot 542. $1,000—1,500

358 PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE YELLOW GROUND MEDALLION BOWLS, SHENDE TANG MARKS Each with tall sides rising to a slightly everted rim and enameled in bright colours with designs of scrolling vines and flora surrounding four medallions, all set against a yellow ground, diameter 6.8” — 17.2 cm., iron red four-character mark ‘Shende Tang Zhi’ to base Note: A similar example was sold at Hosane Auction, Shanghai, December 22, 2012, lot 259. $2,000—3,000

359 CAO MULIN (1942- ) LARGE AND UNUSUAL FAMILLE ROSE MOULDED ROULEAU VASE Painted with densley pack hundred boys and beauties in various scenes, and with finely modeled raised decorations of Chinese treasures in the classical style, height 24.6” — 62.5 cm., signed and sealed on the upper neck Provenance: Purchased in Hong Kong during the 1980’s. $4,000—6,000

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360 FAMILLE ROSE GARLIC MOUTH VASE, QIANLONG MARK, REPUBLICAN PERIOD The body painted with lady and boys in a garden, the reverse with calligraphy, height 6.7” — 17 cm., four-character Qianlong mark $1,500—2,000

361 FINELY PAINTED FAMILLE ROSE IMMORTALS VASE, JIAQING MARK Depicting the eight immortals traveling on their raft along a green ocean ground as they head to the Queen Mother of the West’s birthday party, height 11.4” — 29 cm., six-character Jiaqing mark $1,000—1,500

362 PAIR OF MILLEFLEUR BOTTLE VASES, QIANLONG MARK, REPUBLICAN PERIOD Profusely decorated with myriad florals on a dark red ground, height 8.9” — 22.5 cm., four-character Qianlong mark $2,000—3,000

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363 PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE WALL VASES, EARLY 20TH CENTURY With medallions of a young boy and lady holding a finger citron, all on a blue and white ground with lotus balls and scrolling vine with gilt highlights. Original holes on the reverse for mounting, height 7.2” — 18.2 cm. Provenance: Purchased in Hong Kong during the 1980’s. $1,000—1,500

364 FAMILLE ROSE PINK GROUND ‘JOURNEY TO THE WEST’ HU VASE, QIANLONG MARK, REPUBLICAN PERIOD Pink enamelled to either side of the pearshaped body with two circular panels enclosing the scene of ‘Journey to the West’ (xiyouji), height 24.4” — 62 cm. $1,200—1,500

365 SET OF THREE FAMILLE ROSE STAR GODS ‘ FU LU SHOU’, MID20TH CENTURY Each in long floral robes, ‘Fu’ holds a boy grasping a ‘yuenbao’, ‘Lu’ holds a ruyi scepter and with a court hat, ‘Shou’ holds a long staff, largest height 18.5” — 47 cm., impressed mark ‘Jiangxi Jingde Maojisheng Zao’ $600—800

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366 PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE ‘FLORAL BOUQUET’ ROULEAU VASES, QIANLONG MARK, CIRCA 1960’S Each painted with scrolling lotus and floral basket against various colour ground decorated with gilt ‘fu’ diaper, height 22” — 56 cm. $800—1,200

367 FAMILLE ROSE DEER HU VASE With a funnel neck emerging from the bulging body continuously decorated with deer in a forest of pine tree, height 12.6” — 32 cm., two-character mark ‘bi shi’ $800—1,200

368 LARGE FAMILLE ROSE BALUSTER VASE With a tall slender neck rising from the bulbous body and terminating in a garlic mouth head, the exterior densely decorated with scrolling vines surrounding scenes of flora and fauna, height 21.1” — 53.5 cm. $400—600

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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 to variation to be posted or announced verbally in the auction room prior to the time of sale. While the auctioneer has endeavoured not to mislead in the description issued, and the utmost care is taken to ensure the correct cataloguing of each item, such descriptions are purely statements of opinion and are not intended to constitute a representation to the prospective purchasers and no warranty of the correctness of such description is made. An opportunity for inspection of each article is offered prior to the time of sale. No sale will be set aside on account of lack of correspondence of the article with its description or its reproduction, if any, whether colour or black & 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 a reference does not imply that a lot is free from defects nor does any reference to certain defects imply the absence of others. Frames on artwork are not included as part of purchase or condition. It is the responsibility of prospective purchasers to inspect or have inspected each lot upon which they wish to bid, relying upon their own advisers, and to bid accordingly. 2. 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. 3. Unless exempted by law, the buyer is required to pay Harmonized Sales Tax on the total purchase price including the buyer’s premium. For international buyers, taxes are not applicable when purchases are shipped out of country. Items shipped out of Ontario, the buyer is required to pay taxes as per the tax status of

that province, whether it HST or GST (Goods and Services Tax). 4. The auctioneer reserves the right to withdraw any lot from sale at any time, to divide any lot or to combine any two or more lots at his sole discretion, all without notice. 5. 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 bid which is not commensurate with the value of the article offered, or which is merely a nominal or fractional advance over the previous bid may not be recognized. 6. 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, on behalf of the consignor as agreed between them. In addition, the auctioneer may accept and submit absentee and telephone bids, to be executed by an employee of the auctioneer, pursuant 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 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.

authorization for all credit card purchases, credit cards must be presented in person by the cardholder and therefore cannot be accepted over the telephone. However, fax authorization arrangements can be made.

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.

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 responsible to the auctioneer and the consignor for:

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. 11. Notwithstanding condition no. 1, if the buyer, prior to removal of a lot, makes arrangements satisfactory to the auctioneer for the inspection of such lot by a fully qualified person acceptable to the auctioneer to determine the genuineness or authenticity of the lot, to be carried out promptly following the sale of the lot, and if, but only if, within a period of 14 days following the sale a written opinion of such person is presented to the auctioneer to the effect that the lot is not genuine or authentic, accompanied by a written request by the buyer for rescission of the sale, then the sale of the lot will be rescinded and the sale price refunded to the buyer. 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 transfer (fee applies), and VISA or Mastercard (up to $25,000). As Waddington's requires written

(a) any deficiency in price between the re-sale amount and the amount to have been paid by the original buyer; (b) any reasonable charge by the auctioneer for the storage of such articles until payment and removal by the subsequent buyer; and (c) the amount of commission which the auctioneer would have earned had payment been made in full by the original buyer. 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 or contractors, in packing or removal shall be rendered as a courtesy and without any liability to them. 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, the buyer understands that any item bought may be affected by the provisions of the Cultural Property Export Act (Canada). 16. The auctioneer reserves the right to refuse admission to the sale or to refuse to recognize any or all bids from any particular person or persons at any auction.

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Buying at Waddington’s

All lots will be offered and sold subject to the Conditions of Sale which appear in this catalogue as well as any Glossary and posted or oral announcement. By bidding at auction, bidders are bound by those Conditions and Glossary, as amended by any oral announcement or posted notices, which together form the contract of sale between the successful bidder (buyer), Waddington’s™ and the consignor (seller) of the lot. Descriptions or photographs of lots are not warranties and each lot is sold “as is” in accordance with the Conditions of Sale.

inquire as to the condition of a lot before bidding. Condition reports are available upon request by phone, fax, email or in person. You are advised to make any requests well in advance of the sale.

Condition of Lots All of the items are to be considered, unless otherwise noted in the description, in good condition. The definition of “good” when used in reference to condition, describes an object as having had no major damage or repair but as with the nature of the material, may show minor surface wear, discolouration etc., which indicates the acceptable wear that the piece may acquire with age. If you are particular about minor flaws, you should examine the pieces in person or have our staff answer any questions before bidding. Sizes are approximate. It is the sole responsibility of the bidder to

Invaluable Live! clients will be charged a buyer's premium of 23% of the successful bid price of each lot up to and including $50,000 and 18% on any amount in excess of $50,000 as part of the total purchase price.

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Frames on artwork are not included as part of purchase or condition. Buyers Premium 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 is paid by the buyer as part of the total purchase price.

A charge of 13% HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) is applicable on the hammer price and buyer's premium, except for purchases exported from Canada. In the case where purchases are shipped out of the province of Ontario, the HST or GST is charged based on the tax status of that province.

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™. 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.

Payment 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 transfer (fee applies), VISA or Mastercard (up to $25,000). As Waddington's requires written authorization for all credit card purchases, credit cards must be presented in person by the cardholder and therefore cannot be accepted over the telephone. However, fax authorization arrangements can be made. ALL PRICES IN CANADIAN FUNDS


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Shipping: The Auctioneers will not undertake packing or shipping. The purchaser must designate and arrange for the services of an independent shipper and be responsible for all shipping, insurance expenses and any necessary export permits that may apply. The Auctioneers will, upon request, provide names of professional packers and shippers but will not be held responsible for the service or have any liability for providing this information. Reliable pre-auction estimates of shipping costs of lots offered in this sale may be obtained from: Pak Mail 905.470.6874 905.470.6875 416.293.8225 taurus@pakmailmarkham.ca www.pakmailmarkham.ca Envoy 416.299.3367 416.299.9750 ph@envoy.ca www.envoypackandship.com Removal of Purchases Purchases must be paid for within 48 hours of the date of the sale, and removed from premises within 10 days of the date of sale (see Conditions of Sale, conditions 8 to 15). Clients are advised that packing and/or handling of purchased lots by our employees or agents is undertaken solely as a courtesy for the convenience of clients.

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.

Notice for our International Clients

Commission Rates Items selling for $7,501 or more 10% Items selling for $2,501 to $7,500 15% Items selling for $251 to $2,500 20% Items selling for $250 or less 25% *There is a minimum handling charge of $20 per item Insurance A 1% insurance charge, based on the hammer price of the property, will be applied to all accounts.

Restrictions exist regarding the export of species protected under CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species). The export and importation of items made of or containing whalebone, ivory, tortoise shell, seal skin, rhinoceros horn and other animal parts is strictly controlled or forbidden by most countries. Please review your country’s laws before shipping or purchasing pieces made of or containing these restricted items. Obtaining the appropriate permits is the responsibility of the client. All Narwhal Tusks must have a Marine Harvest Number or a Marine and Mammal Transport number to be sold at Waddington's. For more information please visit: www.cites.org

Property normally arrives at 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.

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Operational Sta

Specialist Departments

Asian Art Anthony Wu 416 847 6185 aw@waddingtons.ca Chih-En Chen 416 847 6195 cc@waddingtons.ca

Jewellery, Watches & Numismatics Don P. McLean 416 847 6170 dpm@waddingtons.ca Lynda Macpherson Jewellery Administrator 416 847 6190 lm@waddingtons.ca

Canadian Fine Art Linda Rodeck 416 847 6176 lr@waddingtons.ca Erin Rutherford Fine Art Administrator 416 504 5100 er@waddingtons.ca Contemporary Art Stephen Ranger 416 847 6194 skr@waddingtons.ca Kristin Vance Fine Art Administrator 416 504 9100 ext 6178 kv@waddingtons.ca International Art Susan Robertson 416 847 6179 sr@waddingtons.ca Nadine Di Monte Assistant 416 847 6182 npd@waddingtons.ca Inuit Art Christa Ouimet 416 847 6184 co@waddingtons.ca Nadine Di Monte Assistant 416 847 6182 npd@waddingtons.ca

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Monthly Fine Art Doug Payne 416 847 6180 dp@waddingtons.ca

President Duncan McLean 416 847 6183 adm@waddingtons.ca

Building Manager Steve Sheppard 416 847 6186 ss@waddingtons.ca

Vice President Business Development Stephen Ranger 416 847 6194 skr@waddingtons.ca

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

Vice President Fine Art Linda Rodeck 416 847 6176 lr@waddingtons.ca

Decorative Arts

General Manager Duane Smith 416 847 6172 das@waddingtons.ca

Bill Kime Silver, Glass & Ceramics 416 847 6189 bk@waddingtons.ca

Creative & Technical Manager Jamie Long 416 847 6188 jl@waddingtons.ca

Sean Quinn Sculpture, Decorations, Clocks & Lighting 416 847 6187 sq@waddingtons.ca

Queeny Xu Assistant qx@waddingtons.ca

Ellie Muir Decorative Arts Assistant 416 847 6196 em@waddingtons.ca

Accounts Manager Karen Sander 416 847 6173 ks@waddingtons.ca Elda Pappada 416 504 9100 x6213 ep@waddingtons.ca Corporate Receptionist Kate Godin 416 504 9100 kg@waddingtons.ca Ali Nasir 416 847 6181 an@waddingtons.ca Appraisal Co-ordinator Ellie Muir 416 847 6196 em@waddingtons.ca Communications Tess McLean 416 504 9100 tm@waddingtons.ca

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Asian Art Auction | Jun. 8, 2015  

Asian Art Auction | Jun. 8, 2015