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Asian Art Auction Monday 28 November 2016

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Asian Art Auction Monday 28 November 2016 at 6:00 pm on View: Saturday 26 November 2016 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday 27 November 2016 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday 28 November 2016 from 10:00 am to 12:00 Noon

Preview and Auction to be held at Waddington’s 275 King Street east, 2nd Floor Toronto ontario Canada M5A 1K2 Asian Art Specialist Chih en Chen 416.847.6185 cc@waddingtons.ca Asian Art Administrator Simone Ludlow 416.847.6195 scl@waddingtons.ca Asian Art intern Austin Yuen Accounts Manager Karen Sander 416.847.6173 ks@waddingtons.ca Communications Tess McLean 416.504.9100 tm@waddingtons.ca

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All lots in the auction may be viewed online at AsianArt.Waddingtons.ca This auction is subject to the Conditions of Sale printed in the back of this catalogue. This catalogue and its contents © 2016 Waddington McLean & Company Ltd. Photography by John Macdonald, Waddingtons.ca All rights reserved.

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1 MITSUAKI SORA (1933- ) SOUND OF EAST, 1969 ǪɜŘ Colour on paper 16.2" x 11.2" — 41.2 x 28.5 cm., numbered in pencil 50/100, signed in pencil ‘69-12 SorA

Note: Mitsuaki Sora was born in Hiroshima in 1933, and graduated from the renowned Tama College of Fine Arts. While he specializes in sculptures of stone, he began printmaking in the 1960s. each medium is defined by Sora’s organic, rounded forms, creating a cohesive and iconic aesthetic. His woodblock prints are included in the permanent collections of several museums, including the utsukushigahara Museum, Nagano, the Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art, Toyko, the Kure City Museum, Hiroshima, and the Kanagawa Prefectural Museum, Japan.

Provenance: From an important Private Collection, Canada $300—500

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2 TOSHUSAI SHARAKU (ACTIVE 1794–1795) UTAMARO KITAGAWA (1712-1788) GROUP OF TWELVE WOODBLOCK PRINTS Ǫĕ½&¿ ±¹ȮȢÇ 20th century reproduction, ink and colour on paper 15.7" x 10.2" — 40 x 26 cm. $600—800

3 UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858) THREE WOODBLOCK PRINTS ȢȮƉƼ 20th Century reproduction, ink and colour on paper 14.8" x 9.8" — 37.5 x 25 cm. $300—500

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4 UTAGAWA KUNISADA (TOYOKUNI III, 1786-1865) EJIRI FROM THE 53 STATIONS OF THE TOKAIDO ȢȮɂƛɓNjȱɉƸɓȢȮǍÕǐɓƬÖ Ǫ•ǘƤɒȱƐɒɎ Woodblock print, ink and colour on paper, framed 13.2" x 9.3" — 33.5 x 23.5 cm. $400—600

5 TORII KIYONAGA (1752-1815) ONNA FUZOKU MASUKAGAMI, MIRROR OF WOMEN'S CUSTOMS ǂ#ɑȌɓƗzɒof Woodblock print, ink and colour on paper 9.8" x 7.1" — 25 x 18 cm., circa 1780 $300—500

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6 KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760– 1849) FIGURE STUDIES, ORIGINAL BRUSH DRAWING ÞŨŠĤɓȂȈjUď ink on paper 11" x 7.6" — 28 x 19.2 cm. $200—300

7 TOYOHARA CHIKANOBU (1838–1912) OFFICIAL CEREMONY AT CASTLE WOODBLOCK TRIPTYCH ǍƙdžƷɓ;ŴǪɜɈ Woodblock print, ink and colour on paper 13.4" x 9.1" — 34 x 23 cm., dated to 1888, signed Yoshu Chikanobu (]_^[) $600—800

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8 UTAGAWA YOSHITORA, 19TH CENTURY ȢȮƆdzɓ‹Łª™ȳƝŕƐȧ Set of eight woodblock prints, ink and colour on paper 13.8" x 9.1" — 35 x 23 cm. $600—800

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9 KATSUKAWA SHUNTEI (1770-1820) CHINZEI HACHIRO TAMETOMO ŏȮŪîɓĻźȶĞŦe

10 UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858) MASAKI YUKIBARE NO ZU, CLEARING WEATHER AFTER SNOWFALL AT MASAKI ȢȮɓƍƼɓÎāƐ¸

Woodblock print, ink and colour on paper Woodblock print, ink and colour on paper 13" x 8.9" — 33 x 22.5 cm., circa 1810 13.5" x 10" — 34.3 x 25.4 cm., circa 1855 $300—500 $300—500

11 UTAGAWA KUNISADA (TOYOKUNI III, 17861865) ȢȮɂƛ

12 UTAGAWA KUNISADA (TOYOKUNI III, 1786-1865) ȢȮɂƛ Woodblock print, ink and colour on paper

Woodblock print, ink and colour on paper 14.4" x 9.4" — 36.5 x 24 cm., circa 1840 14.4" x 9.6" — 36.5 x 24.5 cm., circa 1835 $300—500 $300—500

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14 TOYOHARA CHIKANOBU (1838–1912) WOODBLOCK TRIPTYCH ǍƙdžƷ Woodblock print, ink and colour on paper 14.8" x 9.8" — 37.5 x 25 cm., circa 1860, signed Yoshu Chikanobu (]_^[) $300—500

13 HACHISU OMONE IYA, SHOWA PERIOD MONKEY ȳōšǩuķɓŐ3ɜ” Three artist’s seals, ink and colour on paper 48.6" x 13" — 123.5 x 33 cm., cyclically dated to 1980 #T/ a Provenance: From an important Private Collection, Canada $300—500

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15 TSUKIOKA YOSHITOSHI (1839-1892), EDO PERIOD BATTLE OF DAN-NO-URA, TRIPTYCH LjĢƆǴɓNjȩ¤ĤƆǴǐȶȳƝŕȧ Woodblock print, ink and colour on paper 14.2" x 9.6" — 36 x 24.5 cm. $600—800

16 JIROKICHI KASAGI (1870-1923) WOMAN CARRYING FLOWERS; WOMAN WORKING IN A RICE FIELD Éȉ›ĞĶ both signed 'J.Kasagi', watercolour on paper, framed 19.3" x 13" — 49 x 33 cm. Provenance: r. Jackson and Sons, Liverpool Gifted inscription dated “Dec. 8th, 1948” to one; the other dated, “Jan. 8th. (19)49” verso $1,000—1,500

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17 KIKUKAWA EIZAN (1787-1867) WOODBLOCK PRINT DIPTYCH ǝȮ ȕ ink and colour on paper 28" x 9.9" — 71 x 25.2 cm., circa 1820 $400—600

18 UTAGAWA TOYOKUNI III (1786 - 1864) ȱɉƸɓȢȮaɂ Woodblock print, ink and colour on paper 9.6" x 14.4" — 24.5 x 36.5 cm., circa 1850 $300—500

19 UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE II (18261869) HACHIMAN SHRINE AT FUKAGAWA ȥɉƸɓȢȮƍƼɓĢȶ²ħɓƥȮ Àœđ Woodblock print, ink and colour on paper 14.2" x 9.8" — 36 x 25 cm., circa 1860 $400—600

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20 UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE III (1842-1894) AKASHI BRIDGE AT TEPPOZU FROM TOKYO MEISHO ZUE ȱɉƸɓȢȮƍƼɓǪǷƀŏȧº Woodblock print, ink and colour on paper 14.2" x 9.4" — 36 x 24 cm. $200—300

21 TOYOHARA CHIKANOBU (1838–1912) TIGER AND SAMURAI WOODBLOCK DIPTYCH ǍƙdžƷɓƻȂ«dz ink and colour on paper, framed 13.8" x 9.1" — 35 x 23 cm., circa 1860, signed Yoshu Chikanobu (]_^[) $300—500

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22 JAPANESE TOSA SCHOOL PAINTING, 17TH/18TH CENTURY ~ĆIJȧď ink and colour on silk, matted and framed 30.3" x 11.2" — 77 x 28.5 cm. Provenance: Christie’s Amsterdam, November 10, 1981, lot 186 From the Private Collection of a Prominent Dutch Artist, and thence by descent within the family Mµ|:÷øÍĄĆëçĆÿĆƑĆ큥 Ãù’ÛĆçÚ $3,000—4,000

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23 A MOULDED SATSUMA VASE, MEIJI PERIOD ɊȾɆɉɓȭȫȰŀǖl4Ƀ Very finely rendered, with two figural windows enclosed within moulded dragons, surrounded by a textured ground imitating woven bamboo, enameled with insects and gilt sprays, with a brocade and flower medallion band beneath the rim height 6.7" — 17 cm. $500—700

24 TWO SATSUMA VASES, MEIJI PERIOD ɊȾɆɉɓȭȫȰȹɅ both finely enameled depicting figural scenes, bordered by detailed gilt brocade motifs tallest height 6" — 15.2 cm. $300—500

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25 A MASSIVE SATSUMA VASE, EARLY 20TH CENTURY ȥɒɐɏȎȓɓȭȫȰȳɃ Supported on a splayed foot with a slender tapered body and a short neck, finely enameled over the body with birds amongst lush foliage and flora height 22.2" — 56.4 cm. $400—600

26 A RECTANGULAR SATSUMA JAR, MEIJI PERIOD ɊȾɆɉɓȭȫȰƑɃ Finely potted, with figural and floral panels surrounded by lattice openwork, with a floral band around the rim and a dense floral spray to the cover height 7.8" — 19.8 cm., with a Tamayama ( mark to the base Provenance: Property of a Lady, London, england $400—600

27 A JAPANESE SATSUMA MOONFLASK, MEIJI PERIOD ɊȾɆɉɓȭȫȰċLjɃ Very finely enameled, the two faces depicting immortals at study, surrounded by a brocade border, each side with a serpentine dragon extending over it and set with a moulded mythical beast head height 7.9" — 20 cm. $800—1,000

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28 A RARE AND MASSIVE IMARI ‘DRAGON AND PHOENIX’ CHARGER, MEIJI PERIOD, LATE 19TH CENTURY ɊȾɆɉɓɒɎɐɏșȓɓƘȕLJɓƨǻƏȰɁƫȳȿ With gently sloped sides, decorated over the surface with vibrant and detailed depictions of a phoenix and a dragon, a traditional symbol of marriage and union diameter 24.8" — 63 cm. $2,000—3,000

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Alexander McDonald seated on the veranda of his summer home, Dalvay-by-the-Sea.

The lounge of Dalvay-by-the-Sea, circa 1900

Dalvay-by-the-Sea, circa 1900.

Provenance: Acquired from the estate of Alexander McDonald, and thence by descent within the family Alexander McDonald (1836-1910) was a Scottish-born American industrialist and president of Standard oil of Kentucky. This piece was displayed in his summer residence, Dalvay-by-the-Sea, on the north shore of Prince edward island, Canada. The house was constructed in 1895-1896, and was named after McDonald’s boyhood home in Scotland. The grand home was furnished with pieces acquired during extensive family travels abroad, and it was often the venue of lavish parties and dances. Dalvay-by-the-Sea is now a National Historic Site of Canada, and was visited by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during their 2011 royal Tour of Canada.

exhibited: Featured in the 2006 oriGiNS exhibition at the Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown, which was mounted to accompany the launch of Dr. Hung-Min Chiang’s book “Chinese islanders: Making a Home in the New World”

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29 A MASSIVE SATSUMA BOWL, LATE 19TH CENTURY ɒɎɐɏșȓɓȭȫȰƢ ƟȳȤ Decorated in various coloured enamels and gilt, with a chrysanthemum- shaped panel depicting two samurai to the central interior height 6.1" — 15.5 cm., diameter 11.8" — 30 cm. $1,000—2,000

29a A PAIR OF DOUBLE GOURD SATSUMA VASES, MEIJI PERIOD ɊȾɆɉɓȭȫȰƣƇɃȩȐ Finely potted as double gourd form, the bulbous body enameled with a fan motif, with a brocade ground and floral lappets around the neck and rim height 5.7" — 14.4 cm. $300—500

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30 A PAIR OF SATSUMA VASES, MEIJI PERIOD ɊȾɆɉɓȭȫȰɃȩȐ Supported on a splayed foot, with a bulbous body and a flared mouth, finely enameled with figural windows over the body, surrounded by a contrasting patchwork of geometric motifs height 7.2" — 18.4 cm. $800—1,000

31 A LARGE JAPANESE KUTANI BOWL, MEIJI PERIOD ɊȾɆɉɓɎĚȰ(ÅȗÆDZȳȤ Very finely enameled, the cavetto with a figural palace scene, encircled by concentric banded designs of orange and gilt geometric motifs, and an intricate floral band with birds amongst lush peonies, chrysanthemums, prunus flowers and pine trees, beneath an orange and gilt brocade band at the rim. The exterior enameled with figural windows surrounded by floral roundels diameter 10.8" — 27.4 cm., marked ‘Kutani matsubara sei’ bZ '+ to base $300—500

32 A PAIR OF JAPANESE SATSUMA VASES, MEIJI PERIOD OR LATER ɊȾɆɉȏȊșɓȭȫȰɃȩȐ rendered with raised enamels, with figural and floral windows over the body, surrounded by brocade and geometric motifs height 9.5" — 24.2 cm., with a partial mark to the base $400—600

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33 AN EXTREMELY RARE AND MASSIVE SATSUMA ELEPHANT KORO, INCENSE BURNER, MEIJI PERIOD, LATE 19TH CENTURY ɊȾɆɉɓȭȫȰwǫCñ in the form of a richly caparisoned elephant, finely decorated in enamel and gilt, the noble beast striding forward in an elaborate jewelled harness depicting literati scenes, his back applied with a temple-shaped censer and removable silver cover height 15.2" — 38.6 cm., Kizan with Satsuma cross mark $5,000—7,000

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34 A SATSUMA KARASHISHI VASE, TAISHO PERIOD ȳȜɆɉɓȭȫȰȀŬȅɃ Finely moulded with a karashishi poised on its four legs, with the back arched, the head upturned and its curled tail extended upwards to frame the vase, with immortals depicted over the body of the vase

35 A TRIPOD SATSUMA DISH, LATE 19TH CENTURY ɒɎɐɏșȓɓȭȫȰȱƃǸ Supported on three mythical beast feet, well potted with shallow curved sides, the interior finely enameled with an auspicious longevity scene featuring boys with an old man, peonies, prunus flowers, cranes and chickens amidst a mountainous landscape, the exterior with a floral brocade band around the rim and lappets encircling the foot rim

height 12.2" — 31.1 cm., studio mark on the base diameter 10.3" — 26.2 cm. $300—500 $400—600

36 A LARGE JAPANESE IMARI MONKEY CHARGER, 19TH CENTURY ɒɎɐɏɓȣȦƨǻƏȰȗDĿgȧȿ brightly decorated to the interior with monkeys and auspicious peach trees, the exterior decorated with branches of blossoming flowers diameter 18.5" — 47 cm. $600—800

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37 A FINE SAGEMONO, JAPANESE TOBACCO POUCH, TABAKO-IRE, MEIJI PERIOD ɊȾɆɉɓȣȦɍǭǗ Delicately embroidered with silk threads, the exterior depicting elegant cranes in flight, and with Mount Fuji beneath the flap, the interior lined with olive green leather painted with dragons, and fitted with an inner money pouch secured by an ivory and leather band closure. All hardware including that of the interior is finely crafted of silver, the exterior clasp rendered as Mount Fuji surrounded by a dragon amidst swirling waves. The shibayama-inlaid kagamibuta of rare quality, embellished with a lilac and white chrysanthemum, each exquisitely carved of mother of pearl, surrounded by delicate leaves pouch 3.5" x 5.2" — 8.8 x 13.2 cm. $600—800

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Provenance: From an important Private Collection, Canada Note: While this kagamibuta is rare, a pouch with similar embroidery was sold at bonham’s New York, March 22, 2011, lot 3092

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38 AN EMBROIDERED FABRIC SAGEMONO, JAPANESE TOBACCO POUCH, TABAKO-IRE, MEIJI PERIOD ɊȾɆɉɓȣȦɍǭǗ Finely embroidered on a marine blue ground with a dynamic and textured dragon, its serpentine body wrapped over the exterior of the pouch, as though travelling through waves and clouds. The interior lined with floral-printed leather of rust and olive tones, and fitted with an inner money pouch, secured by a piece of ivory and a leather band. The ivorine kagamibuta fastened to the pouch by silver alloy chains, and moulded with a dragon pouch 3.5" x 5.6" — 8.9 x 14.2 cm. Provenance: From an important Private Collection, Canada $300—400

39 AN EMBROIDERED SAGEMONO, JAPANESE TOBACCO POUCH, TABAKO-IRE, MEIJI PERIOD ɊȾɆɉɓȣȦɍǭǗ Finely embroidered with silk threads, depicting a fierce dragon amongst waves and clouds, the interior lined with floral printed leather, and containing an inner money pouch that is fastened with a piece of ivory and a leather band. The exterior clasp rendered in silver, depicting a serpentine dragon. The ivorine kagamibuta fastened to the pouch by silver alloy chains, and set with a dynamically carved dragon 3.7" x 5.3" — 9.5 x 13.5 cm. Provenance: From an important Private Collection, Canada $400—500

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40 A SHIBAYAMA INLAID IVORY PAPER KNIFE, MEIJI PERIOD ɊȾɆɉɓęȕıĹɓȬɀ –DŽ Finely carved, the handle depicting a monkey and a frog in relief, each clasping the same leaf, with an insect on the underside. The blade inlaid with hardstone, with a floral spray and a butterfly to one side, and the reverse with scurrying insects length 10.3" — 26.1 cm. Note: A similar paper knife was sold at Christie’s London, South Kensington, May 21, 2013, lot 277 $600—800

41 TWO CARVED IVORY NETSUKE, MEIJI PERIOD ɊȾɆɉɓȬɀǥǢȹɅ including one rounded rectangular Manju netsuke, carved in relief to depict Zhong Kui, holding a tanto inlaid with a small bead. The second an anabori-netsuke, finely rendered as a pile of nine gingko nuts (bai Guo), stacked to form a balanced composition larger height 2" — 5 cm. Provenance: From the Private Collection of a Prominent Dutch Artist, and thence by descent within the family Note: A similar anabori-netsuke of gingko nuts was sold at bonhams London, May 14, 2015, lot 17 (one of two) A rectangular manju netsuke originally from The Katchen Collection of Netsuke with a similar style of carving was sold at bonhams New York, September 16, 2009, lot 2109 as part of The bluette H. Kirchhoff Collection of Netsuke and Sagemono $700—900

42 AN IVORY AND MOTHER OF PEARL NETSUKE, MEIJI PERIOD ɊȾɆɉɓȬɀǥǢɓ$ Finely depicted of a cat standing foresquare, with mother of pearl inlaid eyes and nose, and decorated over the body with a draped patterned blanket and carved collar, each with further mother of pearl inlays height 1.2" — 3.1 cm. Provenance: From an important Private Collection, London, england $500—700

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43 AN EXTREMELY RARE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE OF A STANDING HORSE, MEIJI PERIOD ɊȾɆɉɓǡ»ǥǢɓƊ Finely and gracefully carved, standing with its legs together, the head down and turned to the left and the tail sweeping around its left hind leg forming a compact position height 2" — 5.1 cm., signed by the artist

Note: A very similar example was sold at bonhams London, May 13, 2013, lot 13 for $62,287 CAD in the sale entitled Fine Netsuke from the Adrienne barbanson Collection Another similar netsuke was sold at bonhams New York, September 17, 2013, lot 2012 for $46,215 CAD as part of The James A. rose Collection of Netsuke and Sagemono

Provenance: Property of a Lady, Toronto $500—700

44 TWO WOOD NETSUKE, EDO AND MEIJI PERIODS Ƭ?ȟɊȾɆɉɓȉɀǥǢȹɅ each finely carved, one depicting a blind man, a content look across his face, standing while gently resting on his cane, with a small lump on his head and one eye inlaid with ivory. The second an ittobori pinewood netsuke, rendered as a compact seated frog, its head highlighted by the paler area of the wood man height 2" — 5.1 cm., The frog is signed by the artist FM (Sukesada Tsuda)

Note: For a frog of the same style by Sukesada, please see bonhams New York, September 12, 2012, lot 3197 For two additional ittobori pinewood netsuke, including a rabbit by Sukesada, please see bonhams London, The edward Wrangham Collection of Japanese Art: Part iV, November 6, 2013, lot 75 A snake carved by Sukesada was sold at Christie’s New York, March 21, 2015, lot 1089 as part of The Collection of robert Hatfield ellsworth Part V

Provenance: From an important Private Collection, Canada $800—1,000

45 TWO WOOD NETSUKE, MEIJI PERIOD AND LATER ɊȾɆɉɓȉɀǥǢȹɅ each finely carved, one a men-netsuke (mask) depicting a smiling okame, her hair parted at the centre framing her plump face. The second of a coiled cobra, its scaled body wrapped in a serpentine manner and its head raised and hood expanded, baring its teeth

Provenance: From an important Private Collection, Canada Note: For a similar mask of okame, please see bonhams London, May 14, 2015, lot 52

cobra height 1.5" — 3.9 cm., the cobra signed by the artist $500—600

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46 A MASSIVE WOOD CARVED LACQUERED AIZEN MYŌ-Ō, SHOWA PERIOD ǃȑɆɉɓȉɀƔȴÚƹɊƾ The 'esoteric buddhist King of Passion' seated in dhyanasana and portrayed with six arms and hands holding various attricutes as he sits fronting a circular mandorla on a lotus throne height 33.9" — 86 cm. $2,000—3,000

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Provenance: Purchased in Kyoto, Japan in the 1990s Note: A wood carved figure of Aizen is rare. For a Kamakura period example, see the Museum of Fine Arts, boston, accession number 09.383, gift of Francis Gardner Curtis (b. 1868 - d. 1915)


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47 A FINELY PAINTED KIMONO, TAISHO PERIOD ȳȜɆɉɓDZƹȗ)íȑò

Provenance: Property of a Lady, Toronto

on a delicate ombré seafoam ground, with vibrant floral medallions depicting lush peonies, chrysanthemums and prunus flowers, interspersed with embroidered leaves and flowers rendered in gold thread, surrounded by organic cloud motifs, the interior painted with a bright coral trim 67.7" x 46.9" — 172 x 119 cm. $1,500—2,000

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48 A FINE BRONZE MODEL OF AN ELEPHANT, SEIKOKU SAKU, MEIJI PERIOD É&#x160;ČžÉ&#x2020;É&#x2030;É&#x201C;dÄ&#x161;É&#x201C;ÇŤ Well and naturalistically cast, the elephant depicted striding forward with its trunk raised and tail swept over its right hind leg, inset with ivory tusks length 17.1" â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 43.5 cm., seal mark of Seikoku saku to the underside $1,000â&#x20AC;&#x201D;1,500

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Note: A very similar elephant also created by Seikoku was sold at Christieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s London, South Kensington, January 25, 2011, lot 204 Another similar elephant was sold at Christieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s London, South Kensington, September 20, 2011, lot 14


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49 A FINELY WIRED MILLEFLEUR JAPANESE CLOISONNÉ BOX, MEIJI PERIOD ɊȾɆɉɓƚƳǦǠɈŸĽ

Note: A very similar box was sold at Christie’s London, South Kensington, November 22, 2001, lot 124 (1 of 2)

Profusely decorated throughout with roundels of floral sprays and auspicious buddhist and Taoist symbols, layered over a geometric ground, with a lappet band around the base and a vibrant butterfly amongst foliage on the underside 2.4" x 4.7" x 3.9" — 6 x 12 x 9.9 cm. $300—500

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50 A JAPANESE BLUE GROUND CLOISONNÉ VASE, MEIJI PERIOD ɊȾɆɉɓȣȦƚƳǦǠNJljɈǀɃ

51 A JAPANESE BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER, MEIJI PERIOD ɊȾɆɉɓǺĺɁȻȱƃǸ

Decorated with chrysanthemums and butterflies on a midnight blue ground

Supported on three elephant head-form feet, heavily cast and finely decorated over the body with dragon medallions

height 8.5" — 21.6 cm., triple-circle mark to base

height 4.3" — 10.8 cm., with the artist’s signature to the base

$300—500

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52 A JAPANESE BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER ȣȦǺĺȱƃǸ

53 A JAPANESE IRON TETSUBIN KETTLE WITH KINGYO, GOLDFISH, MEIJI PERIOD,19TH CENTURY ɊȾɆɉɓȣȦțņǾǶ‰Ɍ

Heavily cast, supported by three lion heads issuing feet, with curved dragon form handles that rest above the rim diameter 4.7" — 11.9 cm. $500—700

of tapering globular form, the iron body decorated with goldfish and peonies, with an overhead handle and lid height 8.5" — 21.5 cm. $500—700

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54 A PAIR OF JAPANESE STIRRUPS, ABUMI, EARLY EDO PERIOD É&#x2019;É&#x17D;É?É?É&#x201C;Ć&#x161;ĆłÇŚÇ ÇŤĆ&#x201A;ČąĆ&#x192;ǸȊČ? The stirrups of black patinated iron with silver hirazogan (level inlay) of clouds, waves, and the mythical beast Minogame ( Â&#x;), the insteps of red lacquered wood 8.3" x 7.1" â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 21 x 18 cm., signed Masashige saku " Provenance: From an important Private Collection, Canada Note: Minogame ( Â&#x;) is a mythical turtle in the Japanese culture. As a symbol of longevity, some Minogame are said to live up to 1000 years. Perhaps on of the most remarkable characteristics of Minogame is his tail formed of seaweed and algae. The most famous depiction of Minogame is from the legend of urashima Taro. $2,500â&#x20AC;&#x201D;3,500

A letter regarding the stirrups from Gregory irvine, the Curator of Japanese Art, Victoria & Albert Museum, London

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54A A PAIR OF JAPANESE CLOISONNÃ&#x2030; ENAMELED ELEPHANT TRIPOD CENSERS, 19TH CENTURY cb`\ O:9X ;*A each supported on elephant head-form feet, with two registers of enameled windows depicting auspicious motifs of bats and peaches, and lotus blooms with butterï¬&#x201A;ies, with foliate rims diameter 11.6" â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 29.5 cm. $2,000â&#x20AC;&#x201D;3,000

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55 A NAGINATA, SHOWA PERIOD ǃȑɆɉɓȣȦØDŽ The blade chiselled on each side with hi bo-bi (wide groove) and soe-bi (thin groove) lacquered red, mounted on a black lacquer shaft, with silvered copper mounts, black lacquered saya decorated with a gold flower crest length 94" — 238.8 cm. $600—800

56 SET OF TWO JAPANESE KATANA, SHOWA PERIOD ǃȑɆɉɓȣȦƻưDŽ With iron tsuba of mokko form, brass fuchi-gashira decorated with cherry blossoms, gilt bronze menuki of three cherry blossoms (WWii army), the other katana with an oval tsuba, black lacquered fuchi-gashira decorated in gold cherry blossoms length 38.2" — 97 cm. $600—800

57 SET OF TWO JAPANESE KATANA, SHOWA PERIOD ǃȑɆɉɓȣȦƻưDŽ each with an iron tsuba of mokko form, decorated with cherry blossoms, brass fuchi-gashira decorated with cherry blossoms, gilt bronze menuki of three cherry blossoms (WWii army) longest length 38.6" — 98 cm. $500—600

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58 AN EMBELLISHED MUGHAL CELADON JADE MOUTHPIECE, 19TH CENTURY OR EARLIER ɒɎɐɏȏȊȎɓűĩŷĴɂɓɇɄɍY The celadon jade body of cylindrical tube form, hollow at one end and pinched at the waist, extending to a globular upper section that tapers at the neck and flares at the tip, decorated with ruby-colour inlaid stones shaped as leaves, outlined by inlaid gold wire, the stone of an even celadon tone marked with areas of russet inclusions height 2.2" — 5.5 cm. Provenance: From an important Private Collection, London, england Note: A similar mouthpiece was sold at Christie’s Hong Kong, May 27, 2008, lot 1952 $800—1,000

59 A LARGE AND RARE CARVED IVORY FIGURE OF GANESHA WITH ATTRIBUTES, ORISSA, INDIA, LATE 19TH CENTURY ɒɎɐɏƿɓǖųȬɀǫŚğňȭ Depicting the elephant deity in standing position with vivid presentation, the rat servant sitting beside the deity, with a fitted rosewood stand ivory alone height 16.3" — 41.3 cm. Note: The large size of this ivory Ganesha is rare. A comparable example was gifted by Mr. and Mrs. Kleiman to the The Metropolitan Museum, New York, where it is in the permanent collection, accession number 64.102 $2,000—3,000

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60 A PIECE OF IRANIAN TAPESTRY, 19TH CENTURY embroidered with a central mandela surrounded by floral motifs and calligraphy, in shades of olive green, red, and black length 35" — 88.9 cm. $200—300

61 TWO SILVER AND COPPER INLAID BRASS VESSELS, PROBABLY DAMASCUS, OTTOMAN SYRIA, 19TH CENTURY each finely cast, decorated throughout with intricate geometric motifs, arabesques and calligraphic roundels tallest height 8.7" — 22.2 cm. $800—1,200

62 A SILVER AND COPPER-INLAID BRASS TRAY, PROBABLY DAMASCUS, OTTOMAN SYRIA, LATE 19TH OR EARLY 20TH CENTURY of rounded form with a flat rim, well and heavily cast, decorated throughout with intricate arabesques, with a calligraphic band to the rim diameter 16.2" — 41.2 cm. Note: A similar tray was sold at Christie’s London, South Kensington, october 2, 2012, lot 55 $800—1,200

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63 A PERSIAN SILVER DAGGER, 19TH CENTURY ɒɎɐɏɓbpĵǔijƂ Carved with detailed floral and intertwining vine motifs, with a two-tiered handle length 24.4" — 62 cm. $400—600

64 A SINO-TIBETAN SILVER DAGGER, 19TH CENTURY ɒɎɐɏɓǵǜĵǔijƂ The silver sheath and handle carved with deer, lion, phoenix and dragon motifs amongst intertwining vines, with a leather strap mounted on the sheath length 15" — 38 cm. $600—800

65 A GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF JAMBHALA, 18TH CENTURY OR LATER ɒȶɐɏȏȊșɓźǜɓǺƎȗȄ†Ś The rotund figure seated with one hand in karana mudra, his other hand resting on a mongoose spewing jewels, with his head slightly upturned and a contemplative expression over the face height 8.1" — 20.7 cm. $800—1,200

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66 A BRONZE FIGURE OF MAITREYA BUDDHA, 18TH/19TH CENTURY ɑɒȶȺɒɎɐɏɓķĜóȭŃŽ The deity seated in dhyanasana on an elevated double-lotus base with his right hand in vitarkamudra and the left in avakashamudra, base unsealed height 9.3" — 23.5 cm. Provenance: Private Toronto collection, acquired in Hong Kong during the 1980s $3,000—5,000

67 A GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF AN ELEVEN-HEADED AVALOKITESVARA, SINO-TIBET, 18TH CENTURY ɑɒȶɐɏɓĉƎȗɒȩƒŘ Standing with the two principle hands in anjalimudra in front of the chest and holding various implements in the six radiating hands, dressed in an anklelength dhoti with hems incised with a floral pattern, adorned with jewelry festoons and a sash draped over the shoulders, the eleven faces arranged in tiers, upon a zitan wood base height 7.3" — 18.5 cm. Provenance: Private Toronto collection, acquired in Hong Kong during the 1980s $2,000—3,000

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68 A VERY RARE GILT AND POLYCHROME BRONZE FIGURE OF WHITE TARA, TIBET, 18TH/19TH CENTURY ɑɒȶȺɒɎɐɏɓƪƴǜßǺƎȗ¼ȴȼ ųƱ Finely cast seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base with beaded rims, her right hand lowered in varada and her left hand raised in vitarka mudra holding the stem of a lotus bud issuing from the base and rising up to her shoulder, a corresponding lotus flower at her right shoulder, wearing a diaphanous dhoti height 2.9" — 7.3 cm. Provenance: Private Toronto collection, acquired in Hong Kong during 1980s mark $3,000—5,000

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69 A COPPER ALLOY TSONGKHAPA OF THE YELLOW HAT SECT, TIBET, 19TH CENTURY OR EARLIER ɒɎɐɏȏȊȎɓǺƝȗŗIJìŃŽ Seated in dhyanasana on a lotus base, his hands in dharmachakramudra and each with the stem of a lotus that blossoms at the shoulder, supporting a sword and a book, dressed in heavy patchwork robes with incised foliate hems, the face with a serene downcast expression, surmounted by the pointed cap height 6.3" — 16 cm. Provenance: Private Toronto collection, purchased in europe during the 1990s $600—800

70 A MANDALA OF MAITREYA THANGKA, 18TH/19TH CENTURY ɑɒȶȺɒɎɐɏɓ¡ëǼƩàǑȀƮ Tempera on textile, framed 27.6" x 19.3" — 70 x 49 cm. Provenance: Private Toronto collection, acquired in Hong Kong during the 1980s $800—1,000

71 A GILT RED GROUND THANGKA OF VAJRAYOGINI, TIBET, 19TH/20TH CENTURY șɑɓȗ‘µƱȀƮ Tempera and gilding on textile 18.1" x 14.2" — 46 x 36 cm. Provenance: Private Toronto collection, acquired in Hong Kong during the 1980s $600—800

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72 TWO THANGKAS, QING DYNASTY, 18TH/19TH CENTURY PALDEN LHAMO/SRIDEVI AND SHAKYAMUNI BUDDHA ɑɒȶȺɒɎɐɏɓȀƮȹĸɓĶGȞƱȟ]ğȫň Tempera on textile 52.8" x 37" — 134 x 94 cm. $800—1,000

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THE SCROLL PAINTING COLLECTION OF JAMES CLYDE TAYLOR (1889-1936) Lots 73-80

James Clyde Taylor was born in Crewe, Nottoway County, Virginia in 1889, and

James C. Taylor in Guam, 1928

studied at the university of Virginia before enlisting in the united States Navy in 1917. During his naval career, A letter written by Lt. Taylorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s son to his grandparents while travelling aboard the uSS Gold Star with his father, 1927

Lieutenant Commander Taylor sailed aboard various vessels, with his longest service on the uSS Gold Star. This vessel left the united States in 1924, and assumed the role of station ship at Guam. During the 1920s and 1930s, Lt. Taylor made frequent voyages upon the Gold Star to the ports of China, Japan and the Philippines, delivering fuel and supplies to the garrisons. it was on these voyages that Lt. Taylor became fascinated with the art and culture of Asia, particularly Chinese paintings. He built his collection over a number of years while travelling on the Gold Star, and also when stationed in Guam with his wife and son. He eventually returned to the united States, but continued to explore Asia throughout

Lieutenant Commander James Clyde Taylor aboard the uSS Gold Star, Guam, 1928

his life. His passion for Asian art was

The camphorwood wedding chest used to store the scroll painting collection of James C. Taylor, purchased in Peking in 1927

contagious, and his collection was passed by descent to his grandson, robert u. Taylor, who is also a fervent collector. The uSS Gold Star, Guam, 1929

Lt. Cdr. James C. Taylor Guam, 1928

James and Miriam Taylor, entrance to the Forbidden City, 1927

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73 ATTRIBUTED TO PU RU (1896-1963) FOUR SEASONS ǁģɓƠ ink and colour on paper 59" x 15.5" — 149.9 x 39.4 cm. $2,500—3,500

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74 PU JIN (1893-1966) LANDSCAPE OF SPRING, EARLY SUMMER, AND SUMMER *.-,..).) Two artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seals, ink and colour on paper largest 9" x 108" â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 22.9 x 274.3 cm. $2,000â&#x20AC;&#x201D;3,000

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75 ATTRIBUTED TO FAN QI (ACTIVE 1616-1692) .-, With artist and collectors’ seals, ink and colour on paper 8.5" x 124.75" — 21.6 x 316.9 cm. $1,000—1,500

76 AFTER LUO PING (1733-1799) PLUM BLOSSOMS .'-,.#" (+.*+ Two artist’s seals, ink on paper, preface by Lin Zexu, and postscript by Pu Ru 12" x 67.5" — 30.5 x 171.5 cm. $1,000—1,500

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77 ATTRIBUTED TO ZHENG XIE (BAN QIAO, 1693-1765) BAMBOO . .-,. .(+ With artist’s seals, preface by Wang Shishen (1686-1759), ink and colour on paper 12" x 67" — 30.5 x 170.2 cm. $800—1,000

78 ATRIBUTED TO CHEN SHAOMEI (1909-1954) WINTER FOREST '.! Two artist’s seals, and two collector’s seals, ink and colour on paper 19.1" x 8.8" — 48.5 x 22.25 cm. $600—800

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79 GUO MORUO (1892-1978) &. Two artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seals and two collectorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seals, ink on paper 10.75" x 144" â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 27.3 x 365.8 cm., dated to 1967 $800â&#x20AC;&#x201D;1,000

80 ATTRIBUTED TO YANG SHANSHEN (1913-2004) $.%

detail

Two artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seals, ink on paper 25.75" x 52.25" â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 65.4 x 132.7 cm., cyclically dated to 1994 Jiaxu year  $800â&#x20AC;&#x201D;1,200

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81 A FINE APPLE GREEN JADEITE NECKLACE ȞǣDzȆ… each round bead well formed of bright apple green stone length 20.7" — 52.5 cm. $3,000—5,000

82 TWO GREEN JADEITE BANGLES DzȆDZƖȹɅ The first of a thicker girth, of milky celadon and apple green tones with small russet inclusions. The second of rich spinach green tones, with flecks of pale inclusions interior diameter 2.4" — 6.2 cm. $2,200—2,600

82a A PALE CELADON GREEN JADEITE BANGLE DzȆɄƖ The polished semi-translucent pale celadon stone with an intense apple green inclusion to one side diameter 2.4" — 6 cm. $2,600—3,600

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83 A FINE AND RARE RED JADEITE BANGLE, 19TH CENTURY ɑɒɎɐɏɓȞǣȍDzȆDZƖ

Note: A similar bangle sold at bonhams Hong Kong, November 26, 2014, lot 574

The semiopaque circular bangle of an even celadon-white tone, with a large vibrant red inclusion outer diameter 3.3" — 8.3 cm. Provenance: Property of a Lady, Toronto $2,000—3,000

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84 A FINE APPLE GREEN JADEITE BANGLE ȞǣDzȆDZĨ Smoothly and well carved, the stone of vibrant apple green tones interior diameter 2.1" — 5.4 cm. Note: Accompanied by a Certificate of Gem identification from The National Center of Supervision and inspection on Quality, Nanjing, China $3,000—5,000

85 A FINE APPLE GREEN JADEITE BANGLE ȞǣDzȆDZĨ The stone of pale apple green tones, smoothly carved as a thick bangle interior diameter 2.2" — 5.7 cm. Note: Accompanied by a Certificate of Gem identification from The National Center of Supervision and inspection on Quality, Nanjing, China $4,000—6,000

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86 TWO CELADON WHITE JADE LOTUS PLAQUES ɇȼɄɀƭŖȹɅ

87 A CELADON WHITE JADE CARVED BOY ɇȼɄɀńȅ

each carved and pierced, depicting lotus flowers amongst scrolling foliage, of celadon-white tones with areas of russet and brown inclusions

Carved and pierced of an even celadon-white stone, the boy standing and holding a lingzhi that extends down his back height 2" — 5 cm.

largest height 2.2" — 5.5 cm. $600—800 $600—800

88 A MOTTLED BROWN JADE MYTHICAL BEAST ȇûɄļĝ

89 A MOTTLED GREY JADE RABBIT ȇɄī

Carved in a recumbent position, the body curved with its curled tail wrapped over its back, with round eyes and a single horn, the stone of deep brown, yellow and russet tones

Carved in a compact recumbent form, the rabbit with its legs tucked beneath its body and its ears extended over its rounded back, the face carved in relief, the stone of white, grey and charcoal tones, drilled through

length 2.2" — 5.5 cm. length 2.1" — 5.3 cm. $400—600 $400—600

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90 A PALE-CELADON JADE BOY CAMEL RIDER PENDANT ɇȼɄńȅ“­LĮƓɅ The figure of Tang style, riding upon a camel and holding an instrument in his hand height 2" — 5.2 cm. $600—800

91 A WHITE JADE DRAGON PHOENIX PENDANT ȼɄɁƫŖ of circular form, the two mythical beasts entangled to form an auspicious position height 2" — 5.1 cm. $600—800

92 A LARGE WHITE JADE DRAGON PENDANT ȼɄǓɁ-Ũ in natural pebble shape, depicting a dragon out of sky and a squirrel on the ground height 2.9" — 7.3 cm. $600—800

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93 A PALE WHITE JADE ARCHAISTIC CYLINDRICAL BEAD, 18TH CENTURY ɑɒȶɐɏɓȼɄĜȅ

94 A YELLOW-CELADON JADE ARCHER’S RING, QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY ɑɒɎɐɏɓɇȄɄĥş

Well carved of an even white stone, with a repeated archaic bronze motif over the body

of octagonal form, carved with flat, smooth faces of a semiopaque yellowceladon stone with an area of wispy russet inclusions

95 A WHITE JADE ARCHER’S RING, QING DYNASTY ɑɓȼɄAĈĥş Formed of two pieces and joined to create a Greek key fret motif, the stone of an even white tone height 0.9" — 2.3 cm.

height 1" — 2.6 cm. height 1.2" — 3 cm. Note: A similar bead was sold at Christie’s New York, September 19, 2013, lot 1149 as part of the sale A Collecting Legacy: Fine Chinese Jade Carvings and Works of Art from the Lizzardo Collection (Part ii)

Provenance: Property of a Lady, Hong Kong

$600—800 $1,800—2,200

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96 A CELADON WHITE JADE TIGER ɇȼɄƽɀŒdz

97 A YELLOW AND RUSSET JADE TIGER ɇȄɄdzƓɅ

Carved of a celadon-white stone with streaking of natural fissures, depicting a recumbent tiger with front paws tucked beneath the chin, with round eyes and a benevolent expression over its face, wrapped in a knotted patterned blanket with the tail curled over its back

of yellow-green tones with a textured russet inclusion extending up the back, poised on its four legs, with well-carved haunches and a prominent chest, the face with a gentle expression, drilled from top to bottom

length 2.1" — 5.3 cm.

height 2.8" — 7 cm.

$1,800—2,200

Provenance: From an important Private Collection, Hong Kong $2,500—3,000

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98 A CELADON-WHITE JADE RECUMBENT LION, 18TH/19TH CENTURY ɑɒȶȺɒɎɐɏɓɇȼɄƽɀƩŬ ƓɅ The recumbent beast carved in the round holding the ribbon of a brocade ball between its clenched teeth, his massive head finely detailed with bulbous eyes below prominent spiral hair and eyebrows width 3" — 7.6 cm. $6,000—8,000


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99 A CHINESE CARVED IVORY FIGURE OF A SCHOLAR, CIRCA 1940 ČŹÉ&#x20AC;Â&#x2DC;ÂĽ

100 A PAIR OF IVORY DAOIST DEITIES, 19TH/20TH CENTURY É&#x2019;É&#x17D;ȺȼÉ&#x2019;É?É?Ĺ&#x203A;É&#x201C;ČŹÉ&#x20AC;É&#x201C;Â&#x201E;É ÇłÇ&#x2018;Çľ

With a serene and contemplative expression over his face, holding an imperial tablet bearing constellations and accoutered with scholar items, with a carved stand

each delicately carved in a dynamic position, holding various tributes, one riding on a tiger, the other on a dragon height 8.9" â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 22.6 cm.

without stand height 11.8" â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 30 cm. $800â&#x20AC;&#x201D;1,000 $600â&#x20AC;&#x201D;800

101 A CARVED POLYCHROMED IVORY QILIN, 19TH CENTURY É&#x2018;É&#x2019;É&#x17D;É?É?É&#x201C;ČŹÉ&#x20AC;Ć&#x201D;ȴ³Ú

102 A FINELY CARVED IVORY DRAGON PUZZLE BALL, EARLY 20TH CENTURY ČĽÉ&#x2019;É?É?Č&#x17D;Č&#x201C;É&#x201C;_Â?ÇŤČŹE1Ć&#x2DC;É ĹŽ

The beast ďŹ nely carved, standing foresquare with its head tilted upwards, with a curled mane and voluminous tail, polychromed throughout with vibrant enamels, with a ďŹ tted, wire-inlaid wood stand

The stand depicting a ďŹ erce ďŹ sh dragon rising from crashing waves, with a powerful surge of water issued from its mouth, which supports the ďŹ nely carved puzzle ball, with pierced movable layers enclosed within an outer shell depicting serpentine dragons amidst clouds

without stand height 4.3" â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 10.8 cm. including stand height 12.2" â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 31 cm. $600â&#x20AC;&#x201D;800 $1,000â&#x20AC;&#x201D;1,500

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103 A COMPLETE SET OF CHINESE IVORY CHESS ‘XIANGQI’ WITH HUANGHUALI AND MIXED WOOD BOX, 19TH CENTURY ɑɒɎɐɏɓȄɈ@ĽȟȬɀǫ,ȩŞ complete set of thirty-two Chinese chess pieces, each carved with characters using regular script, encased within a box composed of huanghuali and mixed wood box length 8.3" — 21 cm. $500—700

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IMPORTANT PRIVATE CANADIAN COLLECTION OF ARMORIAL PORCELAIN (Lot 104-117)

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104 A CHINESE EXPORT ARMORIAL PLATE, SAINTHILL OF DEVON, QIANLONG PERIOD, CIRCA 1770 ɑȚȘɓȯɂȷȵȻȨȽȿ of octagonal form, painted in the centre with the arms of Sainthill of Devon quartering Hill and impaling Yonge, made for edward Sainthill of bradninch, who married Frances, sister of Sir William Yonge, bt., of Colyton, the cavetto with an underglaze-blue band of ‘cracked ice’ ground with prunus flowers, arranged in a Fitzhugh pattern with Chinese literati motifs diameter 9.1" — 23 cm. Literature: A plate from this service is illustrated by Howard in Chinese Armorial Porcelain, i, page 600, no. r11 $800—1,000

105 A CHINESE EXPORT ARMORIAL PLATE, MERTINS, YONGZHENG PERIOD, CIRCA 1725 ɑȋȜɓȯɂȷȵȻȨȽȿ Painted in the centre with the arms of John-Henry Mertins, son of Sir George Mertins, Sheriff of essex in 1705 and Lord Mayor of London in 1725, impaling those of his wife bridget Peck, eldest daughter of William Peck of Little Samford Hall, encircled by a wide band on the well, all within an unusual famille rose floral outer border along the rim diameter 8.75" — 22.2 cm. Literature: A plate from this service is illustrated by Howard in Chinese Armorial Porcelain, i, page 213, no. D4 Note: A pair with identical arms and design was sold at Christie’s New York, January 23, 2008, lot 74 $1,500—2,000

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106 A PAIR OF CHINESE EXPORT ARMORIAL PLATES, GODFREY, YONGZHENG PERIOD, CIRCA 1725 ɑȋȜɓȯɂȷȵȻȨȽȿ each painted in the centre with the arms of Godfrey above the motto ‘CorDe FiXAM’, the cavetto decorated with four cobalt underglaze reserves of foliage, the rim with peonies, prunus flowers, lingzhi fungus, and pine, the crest as the upper half of a male holding a cross

Literature: A plate from this service is illustrated by Howard in Chinese Armorial Porcelain, i, page 172, no. A5 Note: A plate with identical arms and design together with a punch bowl from the Hodroff Collection was sold at Christie’s New York, January 21, 2009, lot 235

diameter 8.7" — 22 cm. $800—1,000

107 A CHINESE EXPORT ARMORIAL PLATE, JUDDE DE SOISY, YONGZHENG PERIOD, CIRCA 1725 ɑȋȜɓȯɂȷȵǕȨȽȿ Painted with the arms of Michel-Nicolas Judde, Seigneur de Soissy-aur-Seine, inside a diaper border in gilt and rougede-fer, and four floral vignettes in Chinese style diameter 9" — 22.9 cm. $500—700

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108 A CHINESE EXPORT ARMORIAL PLATE, NEWTON, QIANLONG PERIOD, CIRCA 1745 ɑȚȘɓȯɂȷȵǕȨȽȿ Painted in the centre with the arms of Newton with, in pretence, Alleyne of Derbyshire and barbados, the rim decorated with orchid, bamboo, and buddha’s hand citron in gilt and enamel diameter 9" — 22.9 cm. Literature: A plate from this service is illustrated by Howard in Chinese Armorial Porcelain, i, page 296, no. G3 $300—500

109 A CHINESE EXPORT ARMORIAL PLATE TOGETHER WITH A FAMILLE ROSE PLATE, YONGZHENG PERIOD ɑȋȜɓȯɂȷȵȻȨȽȿȹɅ each finely gilded and enameled, one bearing the arms of Husbands on the rim, motto ‘iN ArDuA VirTuS’, with a flowering peony in the centre, the other with the cavetto depicting a tree peony, prunus, and other floral decoration largest diameter 8.7" — 22.5 cm. $1,200—1,600

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Provenance: The armorial plate from the elinor Gordon Collection, Pennsylvania, the majority of the collection sold through Sotheby’s New York, Chinese Export Porcelain from the Private Collection of Elinor Gordon, January 23, 2010 Literature: A plate from this service is illustrated by Howard in Chinese Armorial Porcelain, i, page 224, no. D9 Note: A small charger with identical arms and design from the Collection of elinor Gordon was sold at Sotheby’s New York, January 23, 2010, lot 125


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110 A CHINESE EXPORT ARMORIAL PLATE WITH A PAIR OF SAUCERS, INDIAN MARKET, JIAQING PERIOD, CIRCA 1820 ɑƧƶɓȯɂȷȵűĩŷĴɂȻȨ ȽȿɓȱɅ imari style decoration, with central arms of a bengal tiger and an elephant supporting a shield of two fish and possibly a dagger, surrounded by eight radiating panels alternating chrysanthemums and large flower heads, purported to be from a service made for bahadur Shah ii, the Last Mughal emperor of india

Literature: A plate from this service is illustrated in Howard and Ayer’s China for the West, ii, page 475, no. 487 Note: A pair of plates with identical design, but shield and scroll reading ‘CJW’ and ‘Mallacca’ was sold at Christie’s New York, January 26, 2015, lot 94. A dish with identical arms and design is in the Winterthur Museum Collection, Delaware, acc. no. 2014.0016.123

largest diameter 7.7" — 19.5 cm. $1,500—2,000

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111 A RARE CHINESE EXPORT ‘APOSTLE’ PLATE, CIRCA 1740 ɑɒȶɐɏɓƪƴȯɂȷȵn^¶ȻȨȽȿ Thinly potted, painted in the centre with portrait titled ‘S. PeTruS’ amidst floral scrolls in famille rose enamels, highlighted in gilt, the rim decorated with gilt and en grisaille ‘bandelwerk’ of doves, scale panels and florettes interrupted at the bottom by a small oval pictorial roundel depicting a solitary bird diameter 9.1" — 23 cm. Literature: Two similar plates are illustrated in Howard and Ayer’s China for the West, i, page 321, no. 316, part of a series thought to have originally consisted of twelve $1,500—2,000

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Note: Two similar plates from the Mottahedeh Collection were sold at Sotheby’s New York, october 19, 2000, lot 425


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112 AN EXTREMELY RARE CHINESE EXPORT IMARI GUGLET, KANGXI PERIOD, CIRCA 1712 ɑȁǿɓƪƴȯɂȷȵƨǻƏȰȽɃ With a bulbous, striated body rising to a narrow neck, bulb, and flared rim, decorated in red, blue, and gilt with floral trees and a circle, the body painted with the arms of Walker height 10.2" — 26 cm. Literature: A nearly identical example, as featured in David Howard’s Chinese Armorial Porcelain, i, page 177, no. b2 $1,000—2,000

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113 A CHINESE EXPORT ARMORIAL TANKARD TOGETHER WITH A EUROPEAN SUBJECT DISH, QIANLONG PERIOD ɑȚȘɓȯɂȷȵǕȨȽȿȟFœ Tankard with arms of Armstrong of Newcastle upon Tyne, the dish with a central cartouche of a harbour scene derived from Meissen examples by J. G. and C. F. Herold of circa 1725-30 tankard 6.1" x 4.3" — 15.5 x 10.9 cm. Literature: A tankard from this service is illustrated by Howard in Chinese Armorial Porcelain, i, page 532, no. Q1 $800—1,000

Literature: A cup and saucer with identical subjects is illustrated by the Winterthur Museum publication A Winterthur Guide to Chinese Export Porcelain, page 69, plate 5, acc. no. 56.46.80 Note: A coffee cup and saucer with identical subjects from the Mottahedeh Collection were sold at Sotheby’s New York, october 19, 2000, lot 189

114 A CHINESE EXPORT EUROPEAN SUBJECT SAUCER, YONGZHENG PERIOD, CIRCA 1735 ɑȋȜɓȯɂȷȵPĕȂȈȽȿ Highly detailed with three european gentlemen underneath trees, one riding an elephant followed by the other two carrying Chinese vases, within a gilt floral border diameter 4.6" — 11.8 cm. $500—800

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A nearly identical example as the current lot, featured in Arlene M. Palmer’s book A Winterthur Guide to Chinese export Porcelain


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115 A PAIR OF UNUSUAL CHINESE EXPORT FAMILLE ROSE DISHES, YONGZHENG PERIOD ɑȋȜɓȯɂȷȵǕȨȽȿ Highly detailed with Chinese figures and european domestic animals in an imperial garden and mountains in purple enamel, the rim richly decorated in gilt and enamel florals interspersed with miniature european scenes diameter 9" — 22.9 cm. $800—1,000

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116 AN UNUSUAL JAPANESE EXPORT ARMORIAL PLATE, 19TH CENTURY OR LATER ɑɒɎɐɏɓȣȦȷȵȻȨȽȿ With a complex border treatment of overglaze blue-grey enamel and rouge-defer with verte enamel, with armorial containing blue, red, and white stripes and stars diameter 9.1" — 23 cm. Literature: A plate with similar design, but arms containing two fish is illustrated in Howard and Ayer’s China for the West, ii, page 396, no. 394 $500—800

117 A CHINESE EXPORT PLATE, DAOGUANG PERIOD, CIRCA 1825 ɑǘȒɓȯɂȷȵȻȨȽȿ Heavily potted, painted in the centre with a bird, wings outstretched, perched on an elevated piece of ground, rim decorated with enamel fruit vines and fan-shaped leaves with gilt highlights diameter 8.3" — 21 cm. $300—500

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118 AN EXTREMELY RARE ORANGE FITZHUGH CHINESE EXPORT VESSEL, JIAQING PERIOD, DATED TO 1815 ɑƧƶɓƌÂƌÃǴɓȯɂȷȵǏȍǾǶȻȨȽ Decorated with an en grisaille spread-winged eagle, his chest blazoned with an American shield bJJ and puce banner inscribed ‘e Pluribus unum’ height 12.4" — 31.5 cm., marked ‘1815 CHiNA’ to the base

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$2,000—3,000

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119 AN UNUSUAL PAIR OF CHINESE EXPORT ARMORIAL SHIELD-FORM PORCELAIN PLAQUES, LATE 19TH CENTURY É&#x2019;É&#x17D;É?É?Č&#x2122;Č&#x201C;É&#x201C;Ä&#x192;ÄťKĂ&#x201D;§É&#x201C;ȡȾČ´ČŠČ?

120 A MASSIVE FAMILLE ROSE CHINESE EXPORT PUNCH BOWL, 19TH CENTURY É&#x2018;É&#x2019;É&#x17D;É?É?É&#x201C;ČˇČľČ Č´É&#x2C6;Ç&#x20AC;ȳȤ

each is precisely potted and decorated around the edge, framing the raised center shield

Supported on a tall straight foot, painted over the exterior with vibrant blooming ďŹ&#x201A;ora and rocks, the interior with goldďŹ sh amongst sea vegetation beneath a bright blue cloud border, punctuated with equidistant ďŹ&#x201A;oral and ribbon bursts

height 7.7" â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 19.5 cm., Fengzhen Tai mark moulded on underside of each

diameter 15.2" â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 38.7 cm.

$600â&#x20AC;&#x201D;800

$600â&#x20AC;&#x201D;800

121 A CANTON FAMILLE ROSE CHINESE EXPORT PUNCH BOWL, EARLY 20TH CENTURY ČĽÉ&#x2019;É?É?Č&#x17D;Č&#x201C;É&#x201C;Ć&#x2030;ȴȡȾħðČ&#x201A;Č&#x2C6;ȧȤ

122 A BLUE AND WHITE CHINESE EXPORT VESSEL, 19TH CENTURY É&#x2018;É&#x2019;É&#x17D;É?É?É&#x201C;É&#x2021;É&#x2C6;Č&#x2022;Č&#x2013;RČ&#x2013;x

Well potted and profusely decorated throughout with alternating windows of ďŹ gural garden scenes and Daoist symbols, each delineated by gilt Greek key fret bands, beneath a dense ďŹ&#x201A;oral band around the rim depicting bats and songbirds, the exterior with the same motif

Heavily and well potted, decorated over the body with four ďŹ gural and ďŹ&#x201A;oral registers, each separated by four ribbed bands, the mouth with two mounts for a handle

diameter 11.6" â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 29.5 cm.

$500â&#x20AC;&#x201D;700

Note: With two stickers to the base, including one from Alan Y. roberts, inc. Antiques, Pound ridge, New York $2,000â&#x20AC;&#x201D;3,000

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height 12.8" â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 32.4 cm.


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123 TWO SETS OF COPPER ENAMELED CUPS AND SAUCER DISHES, 18TH/19TH CENTURY ɑɒȶȺɒɎɐɏɓǺǔƉǦǠœȿ Şȹnj Finely enameled, the handled cups with blooming peonies amidst scrolling foliage on a vibrant ultramarine ground, with a lotus petal band encircling the base, the saucers with peonies and lotus flowers amidst foliage on a white ground, enclosed by a banded floral border saucer diameter 5.8" — 14.8 cm. $600—800

124 A LARGE CHINESE EXPORT BLUE GLAZED BOWL, 19TH CENTURY OR EARLIER ɑɒɎɐɏȏȊȎɓɓNJȸȳȤ Heavily and well potted, supported on a straight foot with steeply sloped and rounded sides, with a gracefully everted rim and glazed throughout with a lustrous navy glaze, save the rim which is a glowing mustard yellow diameter 8.3" — 21 cm., with an underglaze blue mark to the base Provenance: Property of a Gentleman, Vancouver $400—600

125 A RARE CHINESE EXPORT BLUE AND WHITE BOWL, MING DYNASTY, CHENGHUA MARK, TIANQI PERIOD (1621-1627) ɊɓȞƒɓÐćȲɓȷȵɇɈȽȤ Created as an export for the Japanese market, finely potted with gently sloped sides and a slightly everted rim, with a literati motif depicted at the interior diameter 5.9" — 15.1 cm. $1,000—1,500

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126 TWO POTTERY ‘COCOON’ JARS, HAN DYNASTY (202 BC–220 AD) ǵɓȇǽ¨ǡǹȹɅ each well potted of oval form and supported on a flared foot, the larger with a lustrous black glaze, streaked with areas of burnished grey, the neck collared by one filet and set with an everted rim. The smaller with a deep burnished grey glaze throughout, the body encircled by nine concentric grooves and the neck collared by two filets, set with an everted rim the larger height 14" — 35.6 cm. Provenance: Acquired in beijing in the early 1970s $4,000—6,000

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Note: A similar jar was sold at Sotheby’s New York, September 21-22, 2005, lot 283


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127 A RARE CHINESE GEYAO WARE NARCISSUS PLANTER, YUAN DYNASTY OR LATER ȡȏȊșɓŎȪƘ¯ƋɈġ The vessel in floral form, covered overall with a warm, grey glaze suffused with a dense network of black crackle ('iron wire') interspersed with light brown crackle ('golden thread') “º›Â 3.1" x 6" — 8 x 15.2 cm. Note: A comparable from Hans ostrom Collection was sold at Poly Auction, beijing, December 5, 2013, lot 7099. Also see the collection in Palace Museum, beijing, accession number à145300; another in National Palace Museum, Taipei, accession number àèííÚítČĉííííííííí $3,000—5,000

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128 A SMALL LONGQUAN CELADON ‘LOTUS PETAL’ BOWL, YUAN/ MING DYNASTY ȡȺɊɓɁȝɇȸǝƈȤ Gracefully potted with shallow, curved sides, the exterior carved with overlapping petals rising from the foot, glazed throughout with a luminous celadon glaze, save the foot ring which is burnt orange in the firing diameter 4.5" — 11.2 cm. Provenance: From an important Private Collection Note: A similar Southern Song dynasty example was sold at Christie’s Hong Kong, June 1, 2016, lot 3130 $600—800

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129 A 'LONGQUAN' CELADON FUNERARY JAR AND COVER, SOUTHERN SONG/YUAN DYNASTY (11271368) ƦǮȺȡɓɁȝȪɇȸǓɁŻɃ The ovoid body rising from a short slightly tapering foot to a rounded shoulder and tall cylindrical neck with an everted flaring rim, carved around the exterior with overlapping stiff lotus leaves, modelled in high relief around the shoulder with a large dragon, the beast’s spiky body and tail coiled around the neck of the vessel with the head raised, alertly looking at a large ribbon-tied ball, the domed cover surmounted by a large goose, covered overall with a soft bluish-green glaze save the footring and rim which have burnt orange in the firing height 10.6" — 27 cm. $2,000—3,000

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130 A RARE AND FINE LONGQUAN CELADON GLAZED MINIATURE JAR, SOUTHERN SONG/YUAN DYNASTY (1127-1368) ƦǮȺȡɓɁȝȪůɈǩ ȻțJǟǹ Moulded with two lug handles, decorated in white slip with scrolling flowers and plantain leaves, all covered in sea-green glaze excluding the base height 4.1" — 10.5 cm.

Note: The earliest renditions of this vessel form can be found in early Western Zhou ceramics, a shape originally based off of a fishing hamper. This form with its globular body, tapered foot and small lug handles persisted into Song and Yuan dynasty, when Longquan celadon wares peaked in the foreign trade market. These pieces were largely fired in kilns located in Zhejiang, with these particular ‘guan’-type jars exported to the Southeast Asian market. The celadon glazed jar demonstrates a well-potted foot rim, the top of which neatly lining the base of the plantain leaf motif, and the entire body decorated with fine lines and florals in white slip. The glaze retains a subdued sea-green colour washed with a slightly bluish tinge, characteristic of a later Song and Yuan dynasty celadon. A similar example of this glaze colour can be found in the Sakamoto Goro Collection sold at Sotheby’s New York, September 16, 2014, lot 2.

$2,000—3,000 A very similar example was exhibited in ‘Longquan and related Celadons’ at the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1921, from the Hetherington Collection of the oriental Ceramic Society, London, uK. The same piece was included in “Collecting Chinese Art: interpretation and Display”, edited by Stacey Pierson, published by SoAS, university of London, 2000 (pictured) A comparable piece was sold at Christie’s Amsterdam, october 2, 2012, lot 284. For a Yuan dynasty example, see Poly Auction Hong Kong, october 7, 2013, lot 1345, which sold for HKD 46,000

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131 A CELADON TRIPOD SHALLOW CENSER, YUAN/MING DYNASTY, CIRCA 1300-1400 ȡȺɊɓɁȝɇȸŹƋǸ The heavily-potted censer is raised on three mask and paw supports. The shallow rounded sides curve inward to the flat rim and are carved with the eight Trigrams between borders of small applied florets. it is covered throughout with a bluish sea-green glaze, which fades to a slightly irregular circle at the interior, the centre is unglazed with an impressed floral pattern diameter 12.4" — 31.5 cm.

Note: For a very similar example of the same size, see the collection of The british Museum, bequeathed by Mrs b. Z. Seligman, oA 1973.7-26.323

A comparable piece found at The british Museum, London, as featured in their publication Ming Ceramics in the british Museum by Jessica Harrison-Hall, 2001

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132 A LARGE LONGQUAN CELADON GLAZED BOWL, YUAN/MING DYNASTY ȡȺɊɓɁȝɇȸŋɈȳȤ

133 A JUNYAO PURPLE-SPLASHED BOWL ĘȪȸȤ

Stoutly potted with celadon glaze throughout, the interior with incised peony petals

With gently rounded sides rising to a slightly incurved rim, covered overall in a sky-blue glaze with a mottled splash of deep lavender tone to the interior

height 3" — 7.5 cm., diameter 7.5" — 19 cm.

diameter 46.5" — 11.8 cm.

$1,000—1,500

$300—500

134 LONGQUAN STYLE CHARGER, FUJIANG KILN, MING DYNASTY ɊɓŢƁȪƺɁȝɁȻůɈȿ

135 A CARVED 'LONGQUAN' CELADON 'PEONY' DISH, MING DYNASTY (1368-1644) ɊɓɁȝžɈɇȸȿ

The stoutly potted dish well-carved to the interior with a central four-clawed dragon, the underside moulded with sixteen buddhist lotus petals diameter 14.2" — 36 cm.

The well-potted body raised on a slightly tapered foot, finely carved to the interior with a lotus spray, evenly applied all over with a lustrous glaze of soft olive-green tone pooling darker in the recesses, the base with an unglazed ring burnt orange in the firing

$600—800

diameter 11" — 28 cm. Provenance: From a Toronto Gentleman $2,500—3,000

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136 A LONGQUAN CELADON CHARGER, 19TH CENTURY ɑɒɎɐɏɓɁȝɇȸǝȻȳȿ Supported on a short straight foot, well potted with gently sloping sides, carved to the cavetto with a blooming chrysanthemum, encircled by equidistant peonies amidst foliage, with an even celadon glaze throughout, save the foot ring and base diameter 14.6" — 37.2 cm., with a partial sticker from The british Antique Dealers Association to the base $600—800

137 LONGQUAN STYLE CHARGER, FUJIANG KILN, YUAN/MING DYNASTY ȡȺɊɓŢƁȪƺɁȝŋɈȿ The stoutly potted dish well-carved to the interior with a central floral medallion diameter 13" — 33 cm. Provenance: Sir Leslie Joseph Collection, istanbul (according to sticker) Note: Sir Leslie Joseph was born in Swansea and had a long business career, which saw him eventually becoming vice-chairman of the Trusthouse Forte Group $400—600

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138 A 'LONGQUAN' CELADON BARBEDRIM 'CHRYSANTHEMUM' DISH, YUAN/MING DYNASTY ȡȺɊɓɁȝƢƟǝƈȿ Heavily potted, the fluted sides rising to a flat bracket-lobed rim, the interior impressed with a leafy chrysanthemum sprig surrounded by freely incised lotus scroll, the sea-green glaze thinning at the edges, the unglazed circle on the base burnt orange diameter 10.2" — 26 cm. $2,500—3,500

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Provenance: Collection of Mr. and Mrs. ronnie C.C. Tsao exhibited: Shades of Green Jade and Misty Mountains: Chinese Celadon Wares from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. ronnie C.C. Tsao, The Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas, Texas, 2003, cat. no. 24.


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139 A MINIATURE JIANYAO HARE’S FUR TEA BOWL ƁȪīˆô

140 A LARGE CIZHOU STORAGE JAR, YUAN (12791368) OR MING DYNASTY (1368-1644) ȡȏɊɓİŭȪȳÑ

The bowl is potted with deep sides, covered inside and out with a lustrous black glaze finely streaked with russet 'hare's fur'

Well potted, rising from a slightly tapered foot, with sloped shoulders and a ringed rim, with chestnut brown designs over the body

diameter 3.3" — 8.5 cm.

height 20.8" — 52.8 cm.

$200—300

Provenance: Hidden Dragon Antiques, Toronto (according to label) $800—1,000

141 A CIZHOU PAINTED FIGURE OF BUDAI AND A BOY İŭȪɓǗȑŝȟ£ƅȽĠȹɅ

142 TWO MINIATURE GEYAO VASES ŎȪɓǟǯɃȟǟsɃ

height 7.9" — 20 cm.

With crackled glaze throughout, one with milky white tones, the other with light brown tones. both feature a dense network of black crackle ('iron wire') interspersed with light brown crackle ('golden thread') “º›Â

$800—1,200

tallest height 5.3" — 13.5 cm.

each figure decorated with black iron glaze

$400—600

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143 A SMALL GUANYAO MALLET VASE łȪțɁǛȌƄɃ

144 A GUANYAO LONG NECK VASE łȪƞȻȌƄɃ

Heavily potted, with a squat cylindrical body rising to a long tapered neck and a flared mouth, with archaic handles to the neck and covered throughout with a celadon crackle glaze

Supported on a straight foot, with a bulbous body and rising to an elongated neck and a wide everted rim, with filets over the body and neck and a crackled dove grey glaze throughout

height 6.3" — 16.1 cm.

height 8.8" — 22.4 cm.

$500—700

$500—700

145 A SUPERB POTTERY FIGURE OF A LOKAPALA, TIANWANYONG, TANG DYNASTY (618-906) ȀɓȞƾǽĪ

146 A LARGE CHINESE POTTERY CAMEL, TANG DYNASTY (618-906) ȀɓêĮǽĪ

The guardian is shown standing, his face well modeled with a fierce expression, and dressed in elaborate armour

Standing foursquare on an unglazed rectangular plinth, with head held up and mouth open

height 29.8" — 75.8 cm.

height 24.8" — 63 cm.

$6,000—8,000

$6,000—8,000

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147 A GREEN-GLAZED POTTERY MODEL OF A WELL HEAD, POSSIBLY HAN DYNASTY (206 BC - AD 220) ǵɓƵȸǽ‚ïțɁ7 Modeled as a deep well, the tall arch decorated with two dragon heads, covered throughout in a green glaze height 13" — 33 cm. Provenance: Toronto collection, purchased from Gu Yue Xuan, Hong Kong, 1989 °V°U«ÔĀĄāì»ìÿz/P ²§¼²‘8Ą„ÔbÌ $3,000—5,000

The original purchase receipt from Gue Yue Xuan, Hong Kong, as well as the piece in situ

148 THREE MINIATURE FIGURES, NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY (960-1127) ŠǮɓǽZȱÌ each molded as a Chinese imperial court officer, with a green-brownish glaze applied to surface height 5.4" — 13.6 cm. $1,500—1,800

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149 A YUEYAO LOBED WINE EWER, SONG DYNASTY ǮɓąȪSÝǡ\Ɍ The well-potted baluster body rising from a short spreading flat foot to a squat trumpet neck with an everted rim, set to one side with a strap handle joining the shoulder and rim, and the other side with a short conical spout, covered throughout with a white glaze, the base unglazed height 4.9" — 12.5 cm. $1,500—1,800

150 A QINGBAI SEATED PORCELAIN BUDDHA OF MEDICINE BHAISHAJYAGURU, YAOSHI FO ɇȼȸŠšŧ¾ With eyes cast down, seated in the position with his legs crossed and the soles of his feet upturned. His right arm hangs down, holding a stupa, his left hand rests on his right foot with his palm upward height 7.1" — 18 cm. Note: A similar example dated to the Yuan dynasty is found in the british Museum, acquired from Spink & Son Ltd. in 1985, accession number rrC16515 $2,000—3,000

151 A ‘DOUBLE FISH’ BOWL, SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY ƦǮɓȼȸțņȤ Delicately potted, supported on a short foot with sloping sides, the cavetto carved with a double carp motif, with a crackled creamy ivory glaze throughout, save the everted rim and base diameter 6.7" — 17 cm. Provenance: From an important Canadian Collection $400—600

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152 A BLUE AND WHITE BOWL, EARLY MING DYNASTY ɊȎȓɓɇɈǎǨǾǶȻȤ Well potted with gently curved sides rising from a short foot, decorated throughout with a scrolling lotus motif, delineated by a double blue line beneath the rim and around the cavetto diameter 5.9" — 15 cm. Provenance: From an important Toronto Collection $2,000—3,000

153 TWO SMALL BLUE AND WHITE VESSELS, MING WANLI PERIOD ɊǻäɓɇɈǟǹȹɅ

Provenance: From an important Private Collection, Toronto

each finely potted, the circular box with a lush spray of peaches on the cover, with the motif continued on the body. The small jar decorated with dense floral and foliage medallions, with a petal collar around the neck taller height 2" — 5.2 cm. $300—500

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154 A PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE ‘MOON EARS’ MINIATURE VASES, LATE YUAN/MING DYNASTY ȡȺɊɓɇɈyǨǾǶLjȬǛɃȩȐ each in the form of an archaic bronze vase, a greyish cobalt blue applied with entangled peony vines, the unglazed base showing a reddish tone height 5.7" — 14.6 cm. Provenance: From an important Toronto collection Note: The current lot is very similar to a pair which was unearthed from Yuan Kai Zhen Tomb of Jingtai seven years (1456), Jingdezhen City, northern suburb Guanyinge in 1974 Ćët£ÿĄÞ[#.>$?ÞâÿæĆ£¤Ú êCD@¦ãµýĂètGñöĂÙăá×Ý ¿āõüñöĂÙă+k3āõąć4ö9»‰ă <üܽ˜óă”üܽ˜K ă”&ƝąćwqèÖ2*ü ¢ÏüýĂËÏü"þÊÁÆ Þâÿ¦mãýĂèÊÁ¶ ¾Î ãßéòñöĂÙăá×Ý ¿ÆjÃùo±Z¾ąćÝąćO ØąćØîþāõá׹ć6XąćB ®ąć±­Aąć ÎØîþ ýĂ=ăc)ąć­\þñöĂ óăąć®îþĂóăąćEîþÜ óă¹YÌ Tąć¢¹ýWą ýĂËÏ%H $3,000—5,000

156 A BLUE AND WHITE JAR, MING DYNASTY (1368-1644) ɊɓɇɈļĝǹ With a gently tapered base rising to a rounded body, depicting two lions amidst scrolling foliage height 5.6" — 14.3 cm. $600—800

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An unearthed vase from Yuan Kai Zhen Tomb of Jingtai seven years (1456), Jingdezhen City, 1974


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157 A CLOISONNÉ ‘DOUBLE’ SNUFF BOTTLE, 19TH CENTURY ƌÁɐɏɓƚƳǦǠɁȻțŤɃɋɍɌ Finely decorated on each face with a fierce dragon height 2.4" — 6 cm. Provenance: The Collection of Harold Gordon Groves Harold Groves was a true collector; passionate, dedicated and curious. He amassed his collection over sixty-five years, and was meticulous in its procurement, operating with the principle that one ought to purchase the highest quality piece they could afford, and then upgrade it whenever possible. He learned as much as he could about the artists and their craft, informing himself through reference books and art texts, which helped enlighten the process of his collecting. He also travelled extensively through europe and Asia in the 1960s and 1970s, not only to seek pieces, but to learn about the artists, witness their craftsmanship first hand, and immerse himself in the culture that bore the art. Harold became a respected member within the community of collectors, with fellow experts often seeking his advice and guidance. Several pieces of his collection were also displayed in museum exhibits and galleries across North America. Harold’s deep and enduring passion for Asian art was truly inspiring, and motivated his children to build art collections of their own. Note: A similar example was sold at Lempertz, Cologne, June 3, 2015, lot 349 $400—600

158 GROUP OF TWENTY-TWO PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES, QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY ɑƌÁɐɏɓɇɈȠȴȽLJɋɍɌȥɒȥɅ each finely painted in vibrant tones tallest height 3.3" — 8.5 cm. Provenance: From an important Private Collection, London, england Acquired mainly from Christie’s and Sotheby’s London, from the 1970s to the 1990s $400—600

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159 A GROUP OF SIX SNUFF BOTTLES, 19TH CENTURY ɑɒɎɐɏɓɋɍɌƲɅ Comprising one of carved ivory, two of shadow agate, one of agate, one of hardstone and one of glass imitating agate tallest height 2.6" — 6.7 cm. $2,000—3,000

160 A CHINESE IVORY FIGURAL DOUBLE SNUFF BOTTLE, EARLY 20TH CENTURY ȥɒɐɏśɓȬɀƔȴɋɍɌ Carved as the emperor and empress, the former holding a fan and a basket with a blooming peony and the latter a sword, each colourfully polychromed height 3" — 7.6 cm. $300—500

161 A LARGE PEKING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE, 19TH CENTURY ɑɒɎɐɏɓȍȔǞǤ®ƊȧɋɍɌ With a straight oval foot ring, of flattened rounded form, the ruby red glass moulded over the body with grazing and frolicking horses, with a jadeite stopper height 3.5" — 8.8 cm. $800—1,200

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162 A FAMILLE ROSE MOULDED AND RETICULATED PORCELAIN ‘LUOHANS’ SNUFF BOTTLE, 19TH CENTURY ɑɒɎɐɏɓȚȘȲɓŀǖȠȴɒȶ ǑǵɋɍɌ Finely moulded in high relief and reticulated with the eighteen Luohans with their attributes height 2.4" — 6 cm., with an iron red Qianlong mark to the base Note: A similar pair of bottles was sold at Christie’s New York, September 16, 2015, lot 309 as part of The ruth and Carl barron Collection of Fine Chinese Snuff bottles: Part i $3,000—5,000

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163 A MINIATURE MOTHER OF PEARL SNUFF BOTTLE, 19TH CENTURY ɑɒɎɐɏɓē÷ɋɍɌ of iridescent tones with areas of warm, wavy inclusions, carved in high relief on one face with a boy, with a carved rosewood stand height 1.8" — 4.5 cm. Provenance: Property of a Lady, Toronto Note: A similar piece was sold at Christie’s New York, March 16, 2016, lot 574 as part of The ruth and Carl barron Collection of Fine Chinese Snuff bottles: Part ii $600—800

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THE SNUFF BOTTLE COLLECTION OF DR. LESLIE AND DR. JANET KILBORN (Lot 164-204)


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The eldest child of accomplished Drs. omar and retta Kilborn, Leslie Gifford Kilborn was born in 1895 in Kiating, West China. He enrolled at Victoria College in 1913, studying Physiology and Microbiology, and graduated in 1917 with First Class Honours and Victoria’s Silver Medal in the Sciences. He pursued further studies at the university of Toronto, earning an M.A. in Physiology in 1918, an M.D. in 1921, and a Ph.D. in 1928. in 1921 Leslie married Dr. Janet McClure, the daughter of pioneer missionaries of the Canadian Presbyterian Mission in North China. After marrying, they sailed to West China in the fall of 1921, spending their first eighteen months studying Chinese in Pengshien. in 1923, they began their careers with West China union university. Leslie was a professor of Physiology and biochemistry, and Janet taught Pediatric Medicine and medical english, while also overseeing the WCuu eye hospital. Leslie and Janet had four children – robert, Mary, Frances and Jean – all of whom were born in China. Janet died in 1945, and two years later Leslie married Jean e. Miller, a W.M.S. doctor with a specialization in anaesthesia. During his career at West China union university, Leslie held several administrative roles. He served as Dean of the Faculty of

Lewis Walmsley, earl Willmott, Leslie Kilborn, Harold Swan, ernest edmunds and Morley Sellery on the steamboat empress of russia from Vancouver to China, 1921 (photo credit: Walmsley Family)

Medicine form 1936-1947, and Director of the College of Medicine and Dentistry from 1939-1950. Throughout these years he was also active in medical research, publishing scientific articles and monographs, and also serving on the editorial boards of medical journals. Leslie and Jean lived under the Communist government from December 1949 until March 1952. During the Sino-Japanese war, staff and students from several universities were forced to flee. Many sought refuge at the campus of West China union university, and the Kilborns were integral in facilitating their accommodation. in 1952 Leslie and Jean left for Hong Kong, where they took up academic appointments at the university of Hong Kong. in April 1965, Victoria College conferred a Doctorate of Sacred Letters (D. Lit S.) on Leslie. He died on June 23, 1967. The Kilborns’ legacy is one of pioneering medical excellence and a passionate commitment to education. This collection of snuff bottles, amassed during their time in China, is a physical remembrance of their profound devotion to a country and people they dedicated their service to.

Medical faculty of the West China union university Chengdu, october 1923

The Kilborn & Walmsley Families, June 1925 Adults left to right: Leslie Kilborn, Constance Walmsley, Janet Kilborn, Lewis Walmsley

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164 TWO ROCK CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLES, 19TH CENTURY ɑɒɎɐɏɓȖǙɋɍɌȹɅ

165 A WHITE JADE IMPERIAL POEM SNUFF BOTTLE, QING DYNASTY ɑɓȼɄøLJhɋɍɌ

each well and smoothly carved, one of flattened rectangular form and the other rounded with high shoulders and a tapered base, each with a jadeite stopper

With a tapered base extending to gently squared shoulders, finely carved to one side with an imperial poem, and the other side with a flowering prunus tree, the jade of pale white to soft green tones

tallest height 2.6" — 6.5 cm. height 2.8" — 7 cm. $400—600 $400—600

166 A ‘TEARDROP’ AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE, 19TH CENTURY ɑɒɎɐɏɓǧǬɋɍɌ

167 A SHADOW AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE, 19TH CENTURY ɑɒɎɐɏɓŵŜǧǬɋɍɌ

Supported on an oval foot and of flattened teardrop form, the bottle of creamy white and honey tones, with a jadeite stopper height 2.8" — 7.2 cm.

of rounded square form and supported on an elongated oval foot ring, the agate is of warm honey tones with amber and deep brown inclusions, with archaic handles carved to each side, and a rose crystal stopper

$300—500

height 2.6" — 6.5 cm. $300—500

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168 A SET OF THREE UNUSUAL MOONFLASK- FORM PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES, 19TH CENTURY ɑɒɎɐɏɓȽǔɋɍɌȱɅ each supported on a flared foot, one of foliate form with an archaic dragon motif moulded to each side, with a pale celadon glaze throughout. one bottle flat and of a gently lobed form, with an islamic style chrysanthemum motif moulded to each side, with a pale turquoise glaze throughout. The third bottle of double goldfish form, depicting two inward-facing fish with a band of rolling waves between them, each with finely rendered scales and tails, and a prominent dorsal fin, with a cobalt blue glaze throughout tallest height 3.3" — 8.3 cm. $400—600

169 A DOUBLE LAYER PEKING GLASS CHILONG SNUFF BOTTLE, 19TH CENTURY ɑɒɎɐɏɓțnjǷȔɓĔɁɋɍɌ With a milky translucent ground overlaid with red, depicting a serpentine chilong to each face, with archaic mythical beast handles and an agate stopper height 2.6" — 6.7 cm. $600—800

170 A LARGE MOTTLED WHITE JADE SHOU SNUFF BOTTLE, 19TH CENTURY ɑɒɎɐɏɓɄɀɋɍɌ The mottled white jade with celadon undertones carved in the form of an archaic bronze, with prominent dragon handles at the shoulders, and a shou character carved to each face height 3.3" — 8.5 cm. $400—600

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171 A LARGE AND RARE GREEN GLASS IMITATING JADEITE SNUFF BOTTLE, 19TH CENTURY ɑɒɎɐɏɓȔƺĭɄɋɍɌ

172 TWO HARDSTONE SNUFF BOTTLES, 19TH CENTURY ɑɒɎɐɏɓɋɍɌȹɅ

of rounded square form with a flat foot, the thick-walled bottle made in imitation of finely mottled apple green jadeite

one of deep mottled tones of charcoal and brown, with inclusions of light grey, caramel and taupe throughout, of ovoid form carved to one side with a boy and a monkey, and the other side with a Chinese poem, with a jadeite stopper. The other bottle of a smooth, rounded form, the stone of milky tones of taupe, cream and white, dusted with fine iridescent flecks throughout, with an amber stopper

height 2.9" — 7.3 cm. Note: A similar bottle was sold at Christie’s New York, September 19, 2007, lot 699 $200—300

173 A CARVED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE, 19TH CENTURY ɑɒɎɐɏɓǧǬɋɍɌ The bulbous body extending to a long tapered neck, moulded on one face with a flowering prunus branch, the reverse with lotus flowers issuing from a wavy landscape, the agate of warm butterscotch tones, flecked with creamy inclusions height 2.7" — 6.8 cm. Note: A similar example was sold at Christie’s New York, September 14, 2016, lot 458 as part of the ruth and Carl barron Collection of Fine Chinese Snuff bottles: Part iii $300—500

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tallest height 2.5" — 6.4 cm. $400—600

174 A PEKING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE WITH AN OVERLAY OF XIWANGMU AND LIUHAI, 19TH CENTURY ɑɒɎɐɏɓțnjǷȔǞǤɓȂ ȈŴ¢ɋɍɌ of ovoid form and supported on an oval foot ring, the white ground glass finely overlaid with black, depicting the myth of Xiwangmu and Liuhai height 3.1" — 8 cm. $600—800


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175 A WHITE GLASS PEBBLE FORM SNUFF BOTTLE, 19TH CENTURY ɑɒɎɐɏɓȔƺȼɄɋɍɌ

176 A DOUBLE LAYER PEKING GLASS ‘100 ANTIQUES’ SNUFF BOTTLE, EARLY 20TH CENTURY ɑƿɓțnjǷȔǞǤɓËȧɋɍɌ

resting on a flat base and of organic pebble form, the bottle is moulded of a soft white glass

of a flattened rectangular form, the white glass with a fine maroon overlay depicting ‘100 antiques’, with moulded mythical beast handles and a jadeite stopper

height 2.7" — 6.9 cm. height 2.9" — 7.3 cm. $300—500 $200—300

177 AN UNUSUAL MINIATURE WHITE JADE SNUFF BOTTLE, LATE QING DYNASTY șɑɓȼɄɋɍɌ

178 THREE HARDSTONE SNUFF BOTTLES, 19TH CENTURY ɑɒɎɐɏɓɋɍɌȱɅ

of flattened oval form, carved of a milky white stone with yellow undertones, with two natural fissures to one face

Note: This unusual piece was likely used for rare and expensive snuff as it is much smaller than most common bottles

one of rounded square form with mythical beast handles carved to each side, the wispy translucent stone of green, purple, russet and honey tones, with a jadeite stopper. The second of rounded rectangular form with raised panels at each side, two carved with dragons amidst clouds, with a jadeite stopper. The third smoothly carved and of flattened oval form, the stone of grey and black tones with areas of fossilization, with a rose crystal stopper

$300—500

tallest height 2.8" — 7.1 cm.

height 1.4" — 3.5 cm.

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179 A HAIR CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE, 19TH CENTURY ɑɒɎɐɏɓȞǣvǙɋɍɌ Supported on an oval foot, of flattened archaic bronze form with mythical beast handles to each side, one face evenly and densely suffused with fine black tourmaline needles, with a coral stopper height 2.9" — 7.4 cm. Note: A similar bottle was sold at Sotheby’s New York, September 14, 2010, lot 158 as part of The Joe Grimberg Collection of Chinese Snuff bottles

180 TWO ROCK CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLES, 19TH AND 20TH CENTURY ɑɒɎɐɏɓȖǙɋɍɌȹɅ one of rounded rectangular form, carved with mythical beast handles, with a jadeite stopper. The second of faceted form, carved to one face with the Hehe erxian twins, surrounded by peaches, lotus flowers and a butterfly tallest height 2.4" — 6.2 cm. $400—600

$500—700

181 A RARE MINIATURE DOUBLE-GOURD IVORY SNUFF BOTTLE, 19TH CENTURY ɑɒɎɐɏɓȬɀƣƇɋɍɌ

182 AN IVORY ‘SCRIMSHAW’ SNUFF BOTTLE, REPUBLIC PERIOD ȃɂɓȬɀɋɍɌ

Finely carved and decorated with subtle floral sprays, the upper section unscrewing to reveal the hollowed lower section, with a coral finial

Delicately carved and highlighted with pigment, one side of the flattened bottle depicting figures amongst a lush landscape, and the other with the Daoist legend of the literati seeking prunus flowers in the snow

height 1.8" — 4.6 cm. height 2.7" — 6.8 cm. $300—500 $400—600

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183 A LARGE SINO-TIBETAN PALE WHITE JADE INLAID SNUFF BOTTLE, 19TH/20TH CENTURY ɒɎȺȥɒɐɏɓǵǜƗŗɓĹŸǰȟȼɄ ɋɍɌ Supported on a splayed foot, the pale white jade is encased in a silver alloy wrap, which is detailed with finely braided and curled wiring, and further inlaid with coral and turquoise cabochons, with a coral stopper height 3.8" — 9.6 cm. $200—300

184 A ‘HUNDRED SHOU’ POUCH-FORM JADEITE SNUFF BOTTLE, REPUBLIC PERIOD ȃɂɓɄɀǻǼɋɍɌ of flattened pouch form, the translucent celadon jadeite carved throughout with the ‘hundred shou’ motif height 2.7" — 6.9 cm. $300—500

185 A SET OF THREE LIMESTONE SNUFF BOTTLES, 19TH CENTURY ɑɒɎɐɏɓȇǰɋɍɌȱɅ including one of rounded rectangular form, carved of a mottled stone of cream, honey and grey tones, with a tortoise shell scoop. The second bottle of square form, with each face defined by a carved narrow channel, the stone of rippling butterscotch and cream tones. The third bottle of squared rectangular form, with a lotus carved to one side, and a bixi disc amidst clouds to the other, the sides carved with ringed lion handles, the stone of mottled brown, red and beige tones height 3.1" — 7.8 cm. $400—600

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186 A LARGE BANDED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE, 19TH CENTURY ɑɒɎɐɏɓȅǧǬɋɍɌ The bottle of flattened, rounded form and carved from a translucent stone of dove grey, honey brown and white tones, with fine horizontal bands encircling the body and archaic mythical beast handles to each side, with a coral stopper height 2.6" — 6.6 cm. Note: A similar bottle was sold at Christie’s New York, March 21, 2013, lot 1029 as part of The Hildegard Schonfeld Collection of Fine Chinese Snuff bottles $400—600

187 A LARGE ROCK CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE, 19TH CENTURY ɑɒɎɐɏɓȇȖǙƽɀȂȈɋɍ Ɍ of rounded rectangular form, carved of translucent taupe rock crystal with one face depicting Wang Xizhi sheltered beneath a leafy tree with two geese, and the other with the calligrapher beneath a pine tree with a young boy, with a rock crystal stopper height 2.8" — 7 cm. $800—1,200

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188 A FINE RUSSET WHITE JADE SNUFF BOTTLE, 19TH CENTURY ɑɒɎɐɏɓɄɀɋɍɌ of flattened square form with edges rounded and one side gently pinched, the jade smoothly and elegantly carved, of opaque white-grey tones with russet inclusions streaked throughout, with a white jade stopper height 3.1" — 8 cm. Note: A similar piece was sold at Christie’s London, South Kensington, May 13, 2011, lot 1091 (part) $600—800

189 A WHITE JADE SNUFF BOTTLE, 19TH CENTURY ɑɒɎɐɏɓȼɄɋɍɌ The bottle carved in a smooth, rounded form, the softly polished stone of a creamy white-grey tone, with a jadeite stopper height 2.1" — 5.4 cm. Note: A similar bottle was sold at Christie’s New York, March 22-23, 2012, lot 1599 $600—800

190 A GREY JADE SNUFF BOTTLE, 19TH CENTURY ɑɒɎɐɏɓȇɄɋɍɌ of flattened, rounded form, the softly polished stone an even grey-green tone throughout, with one faint yellow-green streak height 2.4" — 6 cm. $400—600

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191 TWO INTERIOR PAINTED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLES BY YANG YUTIAN, CYCLICALLY DATED TO 1898 ĎÈǴɓÏɄǚŲɓǞǤŊǒɋɍɌȹɅ each of slender form and supported on an oval foot ring, very finely rendered in subtle tones, the smaller depicting an eagle and a squirrel with eyes locked, the bird perched atop a lush tree while the squirrel waits below in anticipation, the other face with a scene of scholar items including prunus branches, an archaic bronze vase with blooming peonies, a Yixing teapot and oranges. The larger bottle with a landscape scene to each side, one depicting a man in a boat beneath rocky cliffs, and the other featuring three figures amidst a treed mountainous landscape tallest height 3" — 7.5 cm., dated wushu Y Note: A similar example was sold at bonhams New York, March 24, 2010, lot 172 as part of the Fine Snuff bottles from the Collection of Margaret Polak Another similar piece was sold at Christie’s New York, September 14, 2016, lot 463 as part of The ruth and Carl barron Collection of Fine Chinese Snuff bottles: Part iii $400—600

192 TWO INTERIOR PAINTED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLES BY ZHOU LEYUAN, CYCLICALLY DATED TO 1888 ĎȅǴɓdž’ȡŲɓǞǤŊǒɋɍɌȹɅ each bottle is delicately and subtly painted, the larger with a continuous scene of songbirds amidst the branches of a flowering prunus tree, each dynamically represented with some perched and others in flight. The second bottle with one side depicting scholar items, including a prunus flower branch, a piece of archaic jade tied with a waving ribbon, a scholar stone, and peonies blooming from an archaic bronze vase, the reverse depicting five delicate butterflies, fluttering above a flowered landscape. each bottle with a coral stopper tallest height 2.9" — 7.4 cm., signed by the artist, dated Y Note: A similar example featuring auspicious objects was sold at Sotheby’s Hong Kong as part of the Mary & George bloch Collection: Part Viii, May 26, 2014, lot 1009 Another similar example was sold at Sotheby’s Hong Kong as part of the Mary & George bloch Collection: Part X, lot 52 A bottle depicting scholar items was sold at bonham’s Hong Kong as part of the collection of ruihe Tang, May 21, 2009, lot 1077 Zhou Leyuan, the founder of the popular beijing school of painting, was active between 1879 and 1893. All artists of the school’s initial phase owed a significant debt to Zhou as most began their careers by imitating his characteristic style and adopting his name. Zhou’s literati style of painting elevated the typically commercial medium of the snuff bottle, and forged a new field of artistic pursuit, which influenced many later snuff bottle painters, including Ma Shouxuan, Ding erzhong and Yeh Zhongsan. This lot presents classic examples of Zhou’s painting, featuring scholar symbols and landscape scenes, and also includes the rare butterfly motif. $400—600

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193 A GROUP OF FOUR PEKING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLES, 19TH CENTURY ɑɒɎɐɏɓǷȔɋɍɌƠɅ Comprising one bottle of Peking glass imitating coral, formed as a chrysanthemum, with a rose crystal stopper, a second bottle with a smooth body, the glass imitating amber in rich tones of red and yellow, the third bottle of milky white glass, with fine wavy bands marking it horizontally, and the fourth bottle with a lustrous sheen, the glass imitating pink coral tallest height 2.6" — 6.5 cm. $400—600

194 A LARGE WHITE JADE ‘PEBBLE’ SNUFF BOTTLE, 18TH CENTURY ɑɒȶɐɏɓȼɄŒǡɋɍɌ Softly polished and of a natural pebble form, the stone an even white shade with undertones of pale celadon and some natural veining, with a coral stopper height 3" — 7.7 cm. Note: A similar bottle was sold at Christie’s Hong Kong, May 29, 2013, lot 2352 Another similar bottle was sold at Christie’s London, South Kensington, January 22, 2013, lot 382 $1,000—1,500

195 TWO SNUFF BOTTLES AND A CARVED IVORY FIGURE OF SHOULAO, 19TH TO 20TH CENTURY ɑƿɓɋɍɌȹɅȟȬɀǼâ including one snuff bottle carved from bamboo in the form of a gourd, with finely formed ribs over the body, the second a miniature hardstone snuff bottle of cream tones with a single subtle inclusion of coral shades, with prominent lined markings throughout which are evocative of a Chinese ink painting, and together with a small carved ivory figure of Shoulao, with a carved fitted wood stand ivory without stand height 3" — 7.5 cm. $400—600

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196 A SMALL SHADOW AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE, 19TH CENTURY ɑɒɎɐɏɓŵŜƊ=ɋɍɌ of warm honey brown, milky white and deep brown tones, the rounded rectangular bottle is smoothly carved and supported on an oval foot, with a mother of pearl stopper height 2.7" — 6.8 cm. $300—500

197 TWO PEKING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLES, 19TH CENTURY ɑɒɎɐɏɓǷȔɋɍɌȹɅ one of deep brown glass with an iridescent amber dust flecked throughout, with a jadeite stopper. The second bottle of white glass with deep pink organic splashes throughout, with an amber stopper tallest height 2.5" — 6.4 cm. Note: A similar pink-splashed bottle was sold at Christie’s New York as part of The ruth and Carl barron Collection of Fine Chinese Snuff bottles: Part i, September 16, 2015, lot 239 $300—500

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Note: A very similar bean-form snuff bottle is in the permanent collection of the royal ontario Museum, Toronto (see image) A snuff bottle carved in the same style as the frog, but depicting a buffalo was sold at Christie’s New York, September 14, 2016, lot 581, as part of The ruth and Carl barron Collection of Fine Chinese Snuff bottles: Part iii

198 A GROUP OF FIVE SNUFF BOTTLES, 19TH TO 20TH CENTURY ɑɒɎȟȥɒɐɏɓɋɍɌƤɅ including a rare and unusual miniature porcelain bottle of a bean, finely moulded to depict three beans in a pod. A second bottle of yellow-green hardstone carved in the form of a frog, in a recumbent position with prominent hind legs and its feet tucked beneath its body, with the hardstone stopper in its mouth. A third bottle of café au lait Peking glass, the body with four raised oblong windows, with a coral stopper. The fourth bottle of transparent Peking glass, marked with deep brown organic patches, with handles moulded to each side. The fifth bottle of circular form, with iridescent copper splashes to each side of the black Peking glass body tallest height 3.1" — 8 cm.

A similar bottle on display in the permanent collection of the royal ontario Museum, Toronto

$300—500

199 A RUSSET WHITE JADE SNUFF BOTTLE AND A JADEITE SNUFF DISH, 18TH/19TH CENTURY ɑɒȶȺɒɎɐɏɓɄɀɋɍɌȟɍȿ The bottle of a flattened rectangular form, carved of an opaque white stone with russet undertones, and streaked with deep butterscotch and russet inclusions, with archaic mythical beast handles carved to each side and a jadeite stopper. The snuff dish raised on a short round foot, with gently upturned sides and smoothly carved of a pale celadon stone with a large honey-russet inclusion at the centre snuff bottle height 2.8" — 7.1 cm. $600—800

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200 A FINE MOTHER OF PEARL SNUFF BOTTLE, 19TH CENTURY ɑɒɎɐɏɓēÄƽɀĔɁɋɍɌ Finely rendered in the form of a melon issuing vines, with a small dragon carved to one side, the bottle of radiant iridescent tones, with a coral stopper height 3.2" — 8.2 cm. Note: A similar bottle was sold at Christie’s New York, March 16, 2016, lot 574 as part of The ruth and Carl barron Collection of Fine Chinese Snuff bottles: Part ii $400—600

201 A LARGE STRIATED JADEITE ‘PEBBLE’ SNUFF BOTTLE, 19TH CENTURY ɑɒɎɐɏɓɄɀŒǡɋɍɌ of a semiopaque grey-white tone with striations throughout and marked with delicate russet inclusions, the softly polished pebble form bottle is carved in relief with an auspicious floral motif over the body, with an emerald green jadeite stopper height 2.8" — 7.2 cm. $400—600

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202 A SET OF THREE MOULDED PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES, QING DYNASTY ɑɓȽĠɋɍɌȱɅ Comprising one bottle finely modelled in the form of a lotus leaf wrapped around the exterior of the body, one side with creeping branches and two vivid budding lotus flowers, with a ladybug tucked beneath a branch, the second bottle moulded over the body with a battle scene, and the third with two recessed windows each depicting a scene of leisure, with lion handles to each side tallest height 3.7" — 9.3 cm., two bottles with an iron red Qianlong mark to the base Note: A similar ‘lotus leaf’ snuff bottle was sold at bonhams Hong Kong, November 24, 2012, lot 83, as part of The Paul braga Collection of Snuff bottles $400—600

203 A RARE THUMBPRINT AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE, QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY ɑɒɎɐɏɓĭýǧǬɋɍɌ The translucent stone with natural banded ripples of creamy yellow tones, one side superbly carved with a moon and eagle, with a bone scoop attached to a two-coloured tourmaline stopper height 2.7" — 6.8 cm. $800—1,000

204 AN UNUSUAL ‘BIANHU’ GREY-WHITE JADE SNUFF BOTTLE, 19TH CENTURY ɑɒɎɐɏɓȇȼɄɋɍɌ The archaic wine flask-form bottle finely carved of an opaque white-grey stone with subtle russet inclusions height 2.3" — 5.8 cm. $200—300

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205 A FINELY ENAMELLED YELLOW GROUND FAMILLE ROSE BUDDHIST STUPA, QING DYNASTY ɑɓȄljǦǠȴȽǜƋƩr The shrine is superbly modelled and enamelled against a brilliant yellow ground with stylised lotus blooms borne on multi-hued 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 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" — 44.2 cm. $4,000—6,000

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.

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206 WANG YUNYAN (ACTIVE 1930-1950) A FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN PANEL ȃɂɓǻ%ɓȽơ Cyclically dated to 1934 and depicting four celestial scholars, framed 14.8" x 9.6" — 37.5 x 24.5 cm. Provenance: From a Toronto estate Note: A comparable example was sold through Waddington’s December 3, 2012, lot 206, for $16,800 $8,000—10,000

207 A FAMILLE ROSE PLAQUE BY CHIU KUNRU, REPUBLIC PERIOD OR LATER

úŧɓȽơ Depicting a lady within imperial garden, with calligraphy to the top left corner 14.6" x 9.4" — 37 x 23.8 cm. $2,500—3,500

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208 A FINE BLUE AND WHITE AND IRONRED PORCELAIN TEA BOAT, YANG HE TANG ZHI HALL MARK, QING DYNASTY, 18TH/19TH CENTURY É&#x2018;É&#x2019;ȜȺÉ&#x2019;É&#x17D;É?É?É&#x201C;<Č&#x2018;iÇ&#x2021;É&#x201C;É&#x2021;É&#x2C6;Ç?Č?É ČťĹżÂ&#x20AC; Moulded in the form of a boat, the interior depicting a iron-red ďŹ ve-clawed dragon within ruyi clouds, the underside painted with two ironred ďŹ ve-clawed dragons striding among clouds in pursuit of a 'ďŹ&#x201A;aming pearl', the base inscribed in black enamel with a four character Yanghe Tang zhi hall mark within double squares

Literature: The current lot was featured in the ďŹ rst issue of Cang You Jing Ying Ä&#x20AC;a Ă&#x20AC;Ä&#x2021;published in the 1990s Note: The Yanghe Tang ('Hall for Cultivating Harmony') was built during the reign of the Qianlong emperor I5Ä&#x2021;and located in the Summer Palace Yuanming Yuan Qg. Porcelain vessels intended for this hall and marked accordingly were produced into the 19th century.

width 5.5" â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 13.8 cm. $2,000â&#x20AC;&#x201D;3,000 mark

The current lot featured in the magazine Cang You Jing Ying Ä&#x20AC;a

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209 A CELADON GLAZED BRUSH WASHER, QIANLONG MARK ɑȚȘȲɓȠɇȸǝƈŹ Delicately potted of floriform shape, with a milky blue glaze throughout, supported on an original carved lotus petal rosewood stand diameter 4.2" — 10.7 cm. Provenance: From an important Private Collection $8,000—12,000

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210 A TEADUST-GLAZED LONG NECK ‘STRINGS’ VASE, QIANLONG MARK AND POSSIBLY OF THE PERIOD ȏŦɑȚȘɓſƭƿȸƞȻȌƄɃ The vase has a compressed globular body raised on a spreading foot, an elongated neck with three archaic strings, and is covered overall with a finely speckled, opaque glaze of dark tea-dust colour which also covers the base surrounding the tortoiseshell-glazed mark height 9.8" — 25 cm. $2,000—3,000

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211 A RARE SLIP-DECORATED CLAIR DE LUNE VASE, 19TH CENTURY ɑɒɎɐɏɓȚȘȲɓȞNJȸȼȔ©ɈțǛɃ Heavily potted of ovoid form, decorated in white slip with a flowering prunus tree on one side, the other with a single flowering branch, with archaic dragon handles to the neck height 16.4" — 41.6 cm., with a Qianlong mark to the base $600—800

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212 A MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;LOTUSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; BOTTLE VASE, QIANLONG MARK É&#x2018;Č&#x161;Č&#x2DC;ȲÉ&#x201C;É&#x2021;É&#x2C6;Ç&#x17D;ǨNJȝQÉ&#x192; The vase is well potted with a globular body rising from a splayed foot to a tall neck ďŹ&#x201A;aring at the rim. The body is painted with a broad frieze of composite scrolls, with repeated petal lappets below. The shoulder with a trefoil collar and a band of dense scrolling lotus ďŹ&#x201A;owers. A band of layered upright leaves extends up the neck, with a further trefoil band beneath cresting waves at the rim height 14.9" â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 37.8 cm., underglazed blue six-character Qianlong mark, a Swiss trading companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sticker (7LV S. 4KQ!1& N) and two collectorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stickers to the base

Provenance: Private Canadian Collection Literature: Four vases of this pattern are illustrated by r. Krahl in Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum, istanbul, vol. iii, London, 1986, p. 1105, no. 2564, where they have been ďŹ tted with metal mounts to suit ottoman use Note: With carefully controlled bursts of ink resulting in small concentrated pools of paint, the â&#x20AC;&#x153;heaped and piledâ&#x20AC;? method of decoration, as seen in this present example, purposefully recalls earlier 15th century techniques. Although potters had mastered the art of ďŹ ring and painting underglaze cobalt blue by the 18th century, this stylistic reference, with its bold brushwork and sporadic bursts of ink, served as both a reminder and tribute to the highly prized and admired works of previous dynasties. A similar bottle vase of this kind was sold at Christie's New York, March 24, 2011, lot 1673, Another similar vase of same height is illustrated in The oďŹ&#x192;cial Kiln Porcelain of the Chinese Qing Dynasty, Shanghai, 2003, p. 233. Two similar Qianlong-marked bottle vases of comparable size were sold at Christie's New York, March 19, 2009, lots 567 and 738

$5,000â&#x20AC;&#x201D;7,000

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213 A BLUE AND WHITE DISH, KANGXI PERIOD ɑȁǿɓɇɈǾǶȳȿ Finely potted with a shallow cavetto and a gently barbed edge, the rim decorated with floral lappets enclosed by a diaper border, and the center with peony sprays amongst foliage diameter 10.9" — 27.8 cm., marked with an artemisia leaf enclosed within a double blue line Provenance: From an important Private Collection, London, england $500—700

214 A BLUE AND WHITE FIGURAL VASE, KANGXI MARK, BUT 19TH CENTURY ɑɒɎɐɏɓȁǿȲɓɇɈȂȈɃ Supported on a splayed base, rising to a rounded shoulder and tapering to a straight, narrow neck, decorated with windows of figural garden scenes and floral sprays, each enclosed by bats height 10.2" — 26 cm., four character Kangxi mark to the base Provenance: From an important Private Collection, London, england, Christie’s London, october 4, 1990, lot 238

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215 A RARE AND FINELY MOULDED CELADON GLAZED PORCELAIN DRAGON, 18TH/19TH CENTURY ɑɒȶȺɒɎɐɏɓȠɇȸǓɁȕȅ exquisitely applied overall with a rich green glaze, with an attractive bluish-green tinge, superbly potted with a dragon above a cloudy mountain top

216 A CHINESE CLAIRE-DE-LUNE ARCHAISTIC HU VASE ȠɇȸƞȻqƂđ of archaistic hu-form, the well-potted ovoid body with a short neck, the sloping shoulders flanked by a pair of monster-head ring handles moulded along the tapering rounded sides and supported on a subtly spreading foot, pale-blueish glazed applied throughout

height 6.7" — 17.1 cm. height 12.4" — 31.5 cm. $600—800 $2,000—3,000

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217 AN IRON RED GLAZED DRAGON BALUSTER VASE, KAGNXI MARK ȁǿȲɓǏȍ ȗ`Ɂ! Ƀ Heavily potted with a flaring rim and tapering body, the body decorated with a fierce four-clawed dragon above waves and rocks height 10" — 25.5 cm., six-character Kangxi mark $1,500—2,000

219 A BLUE AND WHITE ‘LANDSCAPE WINDOWS’ SKY BLUE GLAZED VASE, YONGZHENG MARK ɑȋȜȲɓȞNJȸţȒɇɈƲƑɃ of hexagonal form, sturdily potted with a slightly tapered body elegantly sweeping up to a broad shoulder and surmounted by a waisted neck and flared rim, heavily applied with light blue glaze throughout except two windows painted with a cobalt blue landscape height 13.5" — 34.2 cm., six-character Yongzheng mark, partial collector’s label to base

218 A FAMILLE ROSE VASE, QIANLONG MARK ȚȘȲɓȠȴʼncĿǼɃ Supported on a short straight foot with a cylindrical body tapering to a a short neck set with an everted rim, finely enameled over the body with the story of Magu, travelling in a cart led by a deer, bringing lush floral arrangements to the birthday of Xiwangmu, with cranes soaring above height 8.7" — 22.2 cm. $500—700

220 A FAMILLE ROSE ‘BOYS’ PLATE, JIAQING MARK ɑƧƶȲɓȠȴƅőȧȿ Depicting a group of boys with a variety of instruments and lanterns playing near a prunus tree diameter 9.6" — 24.5 cm. Provenance: Waddington’s, July 12, 2012, lot 74 $400—600 mark

$600—800

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221 A FAMILLE VERTE WUCAI DOUBLE GOURD ‘EIGHT IMMORTALS’ VASE, KANGXI MARK ɑȁǿȲɓƤȴȶĦƣƇɃ in the shape of gourd, finely painted with the eight immortals height 7.7" — 19.6 cm., six-character Kangxi mark to base $500—700

222 A YELLOW FLORIFORM ANHUA DRAGON SHALLOW BOWL ȄȸNɈɁȻȿ Well potted with a warm sunflower glaze throughout, the gently scalloped sides enclosing the incised cavetto depicting two dragons amidst flames and clouds diameter 6.9" — 17.4 cm., with a sixcharacter Yongzheng mark to the base $600—800

223 A PAIR OF MINIATURE APPLEGREEN MEIPING VASES ON A FINELY CARVED ROSEWOOD STAND ȁǿȲɓV—ƵȸǟǯɃȹɅɓŽȍ ȉŮ each well potted with copper apple green glaze applied to the bodies vase height 4.7" — 12 cm., six-character Kangxi mark to base $400—600

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224 PAIR OF IRON RED ‘STANDING DAMO’ ’VASES, POSSIBLY BY WANG BU (18981968), REPUBLICAN PERIOD ȃɂɓƾ'ȲɓȠȴǏȍȩ°+ƬöõɃȩȐ each finely potted in olive form, depicting the Daoist immortal Damo crossing the river, with calligraphy and two artist’s seals height 14.6" — 37.1 cm., Wang bu two-character mark to base, cyclically dated to 1943 Ra $6,000—8,000

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225 A HEXAGONAL FAMILLE ROSE JARDINIÈRE, REPUBLIC PERIOD ȃɂɓȠȴƲƑġ Finely and continuously enameled in vibrant hues over six faces, depicting a figural garden scene height 6.7" — 17 cm. $300—500

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226 A RARE PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE ‘TWELVE MONTHS’ GINGER JARS WITH COVERS, QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY ɑɒɎɐɏɓɇɈţȒɒȥɈǀȳǹȩȐ each with twelve windows against a blue ground, depicting flowers of the seasons within a year with cover height 14.1" — 35.8 cm., underglazed blue double circle Kangxi mark to base $600—800

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227 A COVERED FAMILLE ROSE ‘BOYS’ JAR, REPUBLIC PERIOD ȃɂɓXÍȴƅőȧŻǹ Finely enameled over the body and cover with boys at leisure, with archaic mythical beast handles and a squirrel finial height 6.9" — 17.6 cm., with a four character iron red mark to the base Provenance: From an important Private Collection, London, uK Acquired from the collection of Abel Cifuentes Spinetti, a Venezuelan Ambassador

The obituary of Abel Cifuentes Spinetti Caracas, Venezuela

$300—500

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228 A RARE ROBIN’S EGG GLAZED CENSER, YONGZHENG MARK ɑȋȜȲɓǸĘȸWǛǸ The finely potted censer is evenly covered with a thick bright turquoise glaze suffused with marbled mottling of deep red and violet. The foot ring is applied with a dark brown dressing 2" x 5.1" — 5.2 x 13 cm., impressed four-character Yongzheng mark to base $3,000—5,000

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229 A PAIR OF RARE AND MASSIVE CHINESE DRAGONS ‘MILLE PAPILLONS’ LOBED RIM VASES, GUANGXU/EARLY REPUBLIC PERIOD, EARLY 20TH CENTURY Ȓ[ȺȃɂɓȠȴĀǓɁƢƟȳɃȩȐ each with a bulbous body set with a lobed rim, decorated in bright, pastel enamel, each moulded with two baby dragons (chilong) encircling the neck and body, chasing a flaming pearl, with colourful butterflies evenly scattered over the surface height 23.9" — 60.8 cm. $5,000—7,000

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230 A CORAL-GROUND REVERSEDECORATED 'LOTUS' BOWL, DAOGUANG UNDERGLAZEBLUE SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK É&#x2018;Ç&#x2DC;Č&#x2019;ȲÉ&#x201C;Ă&#x203A;Ä&#x201E;/Ç&#x2030;Ç&#x17D;ǨǞǜNJȝ Ȥ The bowl is potted with deep rounded sides, raised on a short foot. The exterior is decorated with peony and lotus blossoms encircled by leafy tendrils, reserved on a coral ground height 2.6" â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 6.6 cm., diameter 5" â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 12.8 cm. $5,000â&#x20AC;&#x201D;7,000

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Provenance: From the Collection of Wilhelm Montelius (1852-1918), thence by descent. Ă&#x2022;Ă?Ă´Ă&#x2018;úä³ÌericssonĂŞĂ&#x2019;Â&#x2013;ÂŞÂ&#x2014;¨ŠðøüáÌWilhelm MonteliusĂŞ NÄ&#x20AC; Note: The Montelius family had a long family tradition of pursuing a career in law, however two sons, Wilhelm and oscar, decided otherwise. Wilhelm became the Director of the Swedish telephone company ericsson from 1901-1916, and oscar (1843-1921) became an archaeologist and member of the Swedish National Heritage board. Wilhelmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s passion for collecting Asian ceramics and works of art was aided by ericssonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s business in China at the time, and prior to the outbreak of World War one, he managed to acquire several important pieces. Ă&#x2022;Ă?`n¸úSŸôĂ&#x2018;úä³Ă&#x2019;Â&#x2013;ÂŞÂ&#x2014;¨ŠðøüáÌÄ&#x2020;ç¤srÄ&#x2020;ĂŤÄ&#x2020;çêÂ? Ä&#x2020;ĂŤĂ­Ä&#x2020;Ăż{Ă&#x2022;Ă?¸úĂ&#x201E;´ôĂ&#x2018;ú§Â&#x161;yf^Ă&#x17D;Ă&#x201E;´Ă&#x201C;òÝvÂ&#x161;!Ä&#x201E;Ă&#x201C; Ä&#x2020;ĂŤÄ&#x2020;ÂŁĂżhÄ Â&#x192;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2020;ĂŻ'JÂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x2019;Ä&#x201E;ðøüá~ÂŹ0RĂ&#x201C;òÝĂ&#x2013;Â&#x2C6;lÂŤ(p 1Â&#x2021;Â&#x153;Ă&#x2030;ĂšdĂťÄ&#x201E;,}Ă&#x2C6;ðøüáþòÝÂ&#x153;Ă&#x2030;Ă&#x2013;Â&#x152;Ă´


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231 A RARE TURQUOISE-GROUND FAMILLE ROSE YANGCAI VASE, DAOGUANG MARK ɑǘȒȲɓřǰƵljɓOȴǎǨǩƫĊ ęȧɃ Finely enamelled on the globular body with four large indian lotus blooms, turquoise glaze throughout both the exterior and interior, the flared mouth rim similarly decorated with a blue enamelled ‘hui’ diaper band, further decorated with a band of classic ruyi, supported on a slightly splayed foot height 13.2" — 33.6 cm., underglazed sixcharacter Daoguang mark to base

Provenance: From an important estate, New orleans Private Toronto Collection Note: A comparable vase in "Porcelains with Cloisonné enamel Decoration and Famille rose Decoration: The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum Collection", Hong Kong, 1999, vol. 39, p. 216, no. 191. Similar examples are also in the collection of the National Palace Museum, Taipei and the Shanghai Museum. For a similar design from the Daoguang period, see Christie’s Hong Kong, June 1, 2011, lot 4016

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$6,000—8,000

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232 LE PHO (1907-2001) L'ÉTÉ DANS LE JARDIN TɓƯȣɈ oil on canvas 31.4" x 23.1" — 79.8 x 58.7 cm. Provenance: Wally Findlay Galleries, New York $12,000—15,000

Le Pho Le Pho was born in 1907 in Hadong, a town to the South of Hanoi in North Vietnam. He was raised in a distinguished family as the son of Le Hoan, the Viceroy of Tonkin during the reign of emperor Ham Nghi. Le Pho received a prestigious education, both at home and abroad, studying at École des beaux-Arts in Hanoi before attending École des beaux-Arts in Paris on a scholarship in 1932. While in Paris, Le Pho had the opportunity to study under Victor François Tardieu, a friend and companion of Matisse. This early exposure to both eastern and Western influences and techniques became the foundation of Le Pho’s aesthetic. The confluence of these seemingly disparate styles is evident throughout his oeuvre, with eastern and Western concepts reimagined and reworked into a striking synthesis. Le Pho’s works often depict stylized figures, floral stills, and lush gardens, rendered with a distinct, dreamlike elegance that is evocative of impressionism.

The current lot is an exquisite example of Le Pho’s artistry. A boy and his mother are sat amidst a lush and vibrant garden, the boy tenderly reaching for her hand. The foliage surrounds the pair, creating an intimate and sheltered space intended solely for them. The mother looks down affectionately, while the boy meets the gaze of the viewer. His glance breaks one’s passive observation of the scene, reminding us that we are the intruding observer. While diminutive, the young child is protective of his mother and of this sacred space they share. This piece offers at once a verdant impressionistic landscape, and a poignant illustration of the tender dynamic between mother and son. Le Pho’s subtle, sensitive and elegant technique is finely evidenced in this work, as is his characteristic synthesis of styles and genres.

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Le Pho in his studio, Paris 1963

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MODERN CHINESE PAINTINGS FROM the TING YULOU COLLECTION, HONG KONG ɚɛɗ5ǒƪǜɘɓCɖɓ (Lot 233–240) An artist from Hong Kong, Ting Yulou befriended many of the Chinese modernist painters. According to his stories, he spent many Saturdays and Sundays playing mahjong and drinking tea while discussing art with such personalities as Zhao Shao'ang, Yang Shan Shen, and Yang Zhiguang. Through these relationships and his connections with fellow artists, Ting Youlu has built an outstanding collection of work from the masters.

233 WU CHANGSHUO (1844-1927) :H

234 ATTRIBUTED TO HUANG BINHONG (1864-1955) Ȅ‡ɓȕȖ

ink and colour on paper Two artist’s seals, ink and colour on paper 48.4" x 14" — 123 x 35.5 cm. 18.5" x 18.6" — 47 x 47.2 cm. $9,000—12,000 $3,000—5,000

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235 ATTRIBUTED TO LI KERAN (1907-1989) Űťƹ

236 ATTRIBUTED TO YANG SHANSHEN (1913-2004) ěŇƥ

one artist’s seal, ink and colour on paper

ink on paper

18.1" x 13.4" — 46 x 34 cm.

27.2" x 12.2" — 69 x 31 cm.

$6,000—8,000

$600—800

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237 GUAN LIANG (1900-1986) ƕżɓ|tèȱūȼIá ink and colour on paper 27.2" x 17.4" — 69 x 44.2 cm. $2,000—3,000

238 GUAN LIANG (1900-1986) ƕżɓƻřūdz ink and colour on paper 27.2" x 17.4" — 69 x 44.2 cm. $2,000—3,000

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239 ATTRIBUTED TO LIN FENGMIAN (1900-1991) STILL LIFE ŅƗMɓŐȈ ink and colour on paper 19.7" x 18" — 50 x 45.6 cm. $15,000—25,000

240 ATTRIBUTED TO GUAN SHANYUE (1912-2000) ƕȕLjɓȆĬũǯʼn þ

241 AFTER REN YI (REN BONIAN 1840-1895) FLOWERS AND BIRDS Ŕ¬ɓNjŔĖǴǐɓɈǂ

ink and colour on paper ink and colour on paper 39" x 11.8" — 99 x 30 cm.

41.9" x 18.9" — 106.5 x 48 cm.

$2,000—3,000 Provenance: Private collection, Vancouver $2,000—3,000

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241a XIE ZHILIU (1908-1997) LANDSCAPE Č*2ɓȕȖ ink and colour on paper, 37.4" x 18.1" — 95 x 46 cm. Provenance: A Collection of Modern Scroll Paintings from buffalo, New York $7,000—9,000

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241B ATTRIBUTED TO ZHANG DAQIAN (1899-1983) PEONIES ¯ï·ćžÇ¡ć¥Í ink and colour on paper, cyclically dated 1982, 17.6" x 26.8" — 44.8 x 68 cm. Provenance: From a Philadelphia estate $1,500—2,500

241C ATTRIBUTED TO ZHANG DAQIAN (1899-1983) PEONIES ¯ï·ćžÇ¡ć¥Í ink and colour on paper, 20.9" x 15.2" — 53 x 38.5 cm. Provenance: From a Philadelphia estate $800—1,000

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242 Provenance: A MASSIVE CHINESE FAN PAINTINGFrom the estate of Yukman Lai (1949-2013), Vancouver INLAID WOODEN SCREEN, QING 7;Ă&#x;Â?ÂŹĂ&#x201D;Ä&#x20AC;Ä&#x201E;DYNASTY, EARLY 20TH CENTURY (PAINTINGS 19TH CENTURY AND EARLIER) É&#x2018;É&#x201C;Č?Č&#x2030;ĹȹÉ&#x2019;ČĽÄŻĆ&#x2019;Ć Ĺ¤Â?É&#x201C;Ç&#x2039;ÄŻĆ&#x2019;É&#x201C;É&#x2019;É&#x17D;É?É? Č&#x;Č&#x160;Č&#x17D;Ç? Thirty two fan painting inlays, including Xiang Kun  É&#x2022;Ä?É&#x2122;ÇŻÉ&#x201D;, Qian Pu Ä?Ç É&#x201C;( 1408 1488), Chen Chongguang Ä&#x2014;Č&#x2019;Ä?1838-1896Ç?É&#x2DC;É&#x201C;Zhu Zhao ĂŚĂĽ, Wang Song ĆžĂ&#x2122;Ä?1752-1837), Tian Shouping Ç&#x161;ǟŠ, and other unidentiďŹ ed artists each panel 60" x 23.6" â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 152.5 x 60 cm. $20,000â&#x20AC;&#x201D;30,000

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243 ANONYMOUS, QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY CHINESE FIGURES WITHIN A LANDSCAPE ŸƀɓšȦǒȱɂ Colour on silk, framed 74.8" x 24" — 190 x 61 cm. $500—700

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244 TIAN YIMING CHINESE LANDSCAPE ǚȩ

245 TAO SHOUBO (1902-1997) ǽǼĖɓ{k Two artist’s seals, ink and colour on paper

one artist’s seal, ink and colour on paper, framed 26.7" x 13.4" — 67.8 x 34 cm. 21.7" x 11" — 55 x 28 cm. $400—600

Provenance: Property from a Taiwanese Canadian, Toronto $600—800

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246 YU FEIAN (1889-1959) AND TIAN SHIGUANG (1916-1999) FLOWERS ǚɐȒɓ´.×ɓɈǀ ink and colour on paper, framed 7.7" x 10" — 19.5 x 25.5 cm. Provenance: From an important Toronto collection $2,000—3,000

247 ZHAO SHAO’ANG (1905-1998) BIRDS AND FLOWERS ãŶüɓɈǂ Signed, with three seals of the artist. Mounted and framed, ink and colour on paper 20.9" x 37" — 53 x 94 cm. $15,000—20,000

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248 QI BAISHI (1864-1957) SET OF 10 WOODBLOCK PRINTS ĒȼǰɓɈǂǭľɓȖǖȉžơǒɒĸ ink and colour on paper, matted and framed 13.6" x 9.4" — 34.5 x 24 cm. $1,500—2,000

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249 ATTRIBUTED TO QI BAISHI (1863-1957) FALL LEAVES WITH CRICKET, DRAGONFLY ĒȼǰȲɓ6ƭǭľ ink and colour on paper 36.2" x 10.2" — 92 x 26 cm. Provenance: Private collection, Vancouver $5,000—7,000

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250 ATTRIBUTED TO LI KAREN (1907 - 1989) LAUGHING MONK, 1984 Űťƹɓ¦ȑŝȧ ink and colour on paper 26.4" x 16.9" — 67 x 43 cm. Provenance: Private collection, Vancouver Shanghai Guotai Auction x…ûâą August 29, 2011, lot 314 $15,000—25,000


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251 FOUR SCROLLS OF CALLIGRAPHY, LATE QING DYNASTY ÔſƀžŌO+ĻĈŘ­È

Provenance: Important Vancouver Collection

Ink on paper, sixteen literati’s congratulatory notes in calligraphy to Dengfu ) f¸º¾Å¸ÃÆÄÅÀ»ÄƸƿ¼Ã½ÅÁ¹¸šK$´·µ©¬±·²·œ³¶¸p 1¶ ¢;¸´¥±·²°©³¶¸BZ6¶¸mŸG¸´·µ©¦±·²°°³¶¸šk¸´·µ¬œ±·²°­³¶¸= EO¸´·µ­µ±¥¸³¶¸‘4¸´·µ©µ±·²¬¦³¶¸H.¸´·µ¬²±·µ²¬³¶¸#I~¶¸[ ¡¶¸šJ3¶¸'*D¸´¥±·µ²·³¶¸/:¸´·µ­²±·²°­³¶¸ M,¸´·µœ¬± ·²°¦³¶¸q¤2¸´¥±·µµ©³ each 7.5" x 7.1" — 19 x 18 cm. $10,000—15,000

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252 HUANG YI (1744-1802) MOUNTAIN SCENES Ė’ƀŤ¹ (1) signed Huang Yi, with one seal of the artist, xiao song (2) signed Huang Yi, with one seal of the artist, huang yi zhi yin (3) signed Xiaosong, with one seal of the artist, yi (4) signed Huang Yi, with one seal of the artist, huang yi zhi yin With four collector's seals, ping yi gong qing, bai fa you shuo jiu shan he, tian ya ren kun tao qin ke, nian nian tui guan shi wan li ink on paper, album of four leaves 10.9" x 8.3" — 27.8 x 21.1 cm. Provenance: Sotheby’s New York, March 19, 2015, lot 454 $8,000—10,000

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253 ZHANG DAQIAN (1899-1983) INK LANDSCAPE AFTER SHITAO ²ű¶ƀŏŤšƀšËļåƀ9† Matted, ink on paper, inscribed by the artist and signed Daqian jushi fang Shitao, with one artist's seal reading Zhang Yuan Yin 13.8" x 17" — 35 x 43.2 cm. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1962 Bonhams New York, March 16, 2015, lot 8134 $30,000—50,000

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254 QI BAISHI (1864-1957) AND XU BEIHONG (1895-1953) TARO LEAVES AND CHICKENS Ųŏƀp-ƀè«ƀY ŇÑţ šþŗò

255 XIAO FOCHENG (1862-1940) …ŝIJĻĈƀļå£Z

Woodblock print, ink and colour on paper, published by Rong Bao Zhai ~‘+{

Provenance: Private collection, Vancouver

39.4" x 14.2" — 100.1 x 36.1 cm.

$800—1,200

$600—800

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Ink on paper 50.8" x 12.4" — 129 x 31.5 cm.


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256 TANG YUN (1910-1993), KONG XIAOYU (18991984) AND ZHOU HUAIMIN (1907-1996) GUANYIN ÎĚƀ|ыƀ´3Şƀè›üÊ

Provenance: Collection of Wang Dong'er (1943-2010), of Wang Xingji Fans in Hangzhou and Shanghai, thereafter by descent Bonhams San Francisco, December 10, 2012, lot 5315

Hanging scroll, ink on paper. Inscribed as a collaboration between Tang Yun, Kong Xiaoyu and Zhou Huaimin, and dated guisi dong ri (a winter day in 1953), with three seals of the artists reading Tang Yun, Kong Xianying yin and Huaimin 52" x 24.4" — 132 x 61.9 cm. $8,000—10,000

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257 A BLUE DRAGON EMBROIDERY, 19TH CENTURY ſžŻŽżƀŒşŰŶŀą Midnight blue ground embroidered in gold with five five-clawed dragons, depicting four front-facing and one central side-facing dragon diameter 43" — 109.2 cm. $800—1,000

258 A CHINESE SILK EMBROIDERED DRAGON ROBE, EARLY 20TH CENTURY ĜžŽżŐĠƀŒşŧŮĵ Űŀ Embroidered in blue, gold and black threads with nine fiveclawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls, amidst lingzhi-clouds and precious symbols, above rocks and crashing waves 58.3" x 88.2" — 148 x 224 cm. $1,000—1,500

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259 A PALE BLUE SILK FEMALE ROBE, 19TH CENTURY ſžŻŽżƀÇŒşŤšŕ ņıÿ Pale blue ground embroidered with an imperial garden scene consisting of pavilions and floral trees, and a cream border of birds and florals 43.3" x 55.1" — 110 x 140 cm. $2,000—3,000

260 A BLUE GROUND SILK EMBROIDERED FEMALE ROBE, 19TH CENTURY ſžŻŽżƀŒjıÿ On a midnight blue ground, embroidered with floral sprays and auspicious symbols, with a three-blue embroidered trim 43" x 55" — 109.2 x 139.7 cm. $600—800

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261 A PURPLE SILK EMBROIDERED WOMEN’S JACKET, 19TH CENTURY ſžŻŽżƀĸú<şůÄĊ ıŀ Vibrant purple silk ground embroidered with Eight Buddhist Treasures, with cream borders of birds and florals 30.5" x 50" — 77.5 x 127 cm. Provenance: Property of a Lady, Toronto. Acquired in China in the 1950s $400—600

262 A BLACK SILK EMBROIDERED FEMALE ROBE, 19TH CENTURY ſžŻŽżƀŧŮĵ÷ňŀ On a black ground with gold embroidery, the central square panels on the front and back depicting auspicious deer, bat and crane scenes 43" x 68" — 109.2 x 172.7 cm. Provenance: Property of a Lady, Toronto. Acquired in China in the 1950s $800—1,000

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263 AN EMBROIDERED SCHOLAR RANK BADGE (CRANE), 19TH CENTURY ſžŻŽżƀİŖ Embroidered with a crane denoting the first civil rank, above crashing waves and amidst clouds and florals 7.5" x 7.5" — 19.1 x 19.1 cm. $300—500

264 AN EMBROIDERED SCHOLAR RANK BADGE (EGRET), 19TH CENTURY ſžŻŽżƀİŖ Embroidered with an egret denoting the sixth civil rank, gazing at the sun, amongst gold threaded clouds, Buddhist emblems, and rolling waves 11.6" x 12.6" — 29.5 x 32 cm. $600—800

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265 AN UNUSUAL PAIR OF EMBROIDERED INSIGNIA ROUNDELS (DRAGONS), 19TH CENTURY ſžŻŽżƀŰŶ:İŭŪ Each embroidered with a twoclawed, side-facing dragon amidst scrolling clouds and above crashing waves, bordered by Eight Buddhist Treasures diameter 11" — 27.9 cm. $800—1,000

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266 A LONG ‘BOYS’ SCENE SILK EMBROIDERY, 19TH CENTURY ſžŻŽżƀĵŽşìîţÞ> A persimmon ground embroidered with bright blue, green and red shades, with five boys playing, one riding a qilin with the others holding various toys length 86" — 218.4 cm. $800—1,200

267 THREE SILK EMBROIDERED ITEMS, 19TH CENTURY ſžŻŽżƀĵ×ńŦ Consisting of a fan holder embroidered with butterfly and floral motifs, along with two small spherical pillow covers, one red ground embroidered with butterflies and florals, the other blue ground with dragons and phoenixes fan holder length 11.4" — 29 cm. $600—800

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From the Collection of Robert Stephenson (Lot 268-277)


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We are privileged to offer further pieces from the discerning collection of Robert Stephenson, a renowned collector and dealer. Bob was born in Brantford, Ontario in 1948. After receiving an honours degree in physics, mathematics and chemistry, he pursued a successful career in banking. In 1980, he was transferred from Vancouver to Asia with the Toronto Dominion Bank, and it was there that he fell in love with Asian art. He began collecting Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Korean pieces, and became particularly enamoured with figures of the Buddha, explaining that they gave him a sense of “peace and serenity”. To accommodate his growing collection, Bob began to sell various pieces, and in 1983 he and a friend, Nonny Clemete, established their company Artifacts. When the bank proposed Bob’s relocation to North America in 1984, he opted to trade in his suit and tie for his signature silk-shirt-andblack-pant ensemble, and focused all of his time on collecting and dealing in Asian art. He expanded Artifacts internationally, establishing showrooms in Hong Kong, Brussels, Toronto and Manila, and also opened a factory workshop in Manila where furniture was produced. Bob’s passion for Asian art was enduring, and despite his success in banking, he asserted that “I know I am much happier this way. Maybe I have to work twice as hard, but I am also having twice as much fun doing what I do.” Bob’s collection was internationally recognized for its quality and breadth, as highlighted in Dimensions in Living magazine (March 1988, Hong Kong), illustrated here.

A newspaper article discussing Bob’s career shift from banking to antiques

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268 A MASSIVE BRONZE ELEPHANT, THAILAND, 19TH CENTURY ōųžŻŽżƀŬŢ4í Well and naturalistically cast, the elephant depicted in a dynamic trumpeting position with its front left leg lifted, trunk raised and mouth open to the tip of the trunk height 30.9" — 78.5 cm. $600—800

269 A PAIR OF TALL CHINESE YINGQING-GLAZED FUNERARY URNS, SONG DYNASTY ÙƀïĆ³ŸbŰŨŭŪ Each with an ovoid body extending to a tall cylindrical neck, the shoulder moulded with a dense band of standing attendants, the neck with further figures and encircled by a dynamic serpentine dragon amidst clouds, the covers surmounted by large crane finials, covered with a pale bluegreen glaze each approximately height 31.1" — 79 cm. Note: A similar pair of urns was sold at Christie’s Amsterdam, November 4, 2003, lot 398 $600—800

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270 A LARGE ANGKOR VAT STYLE, GILT- BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHAMUCHALINDA, AYUTTHAYA, THAILAND, 16TH/17TH CENTURY ōųƀűĢľŋƀžŌũžĹŽżƀĄ ó»ĈŁŮŝ Well and finely cast, seated on a serpentine base in vajrasana with hands resting in dhyanamudra, surrounded by naga that form a protective canopy around the body, with a content expression over the face, with elongated earlobes, almond eyes beneath arched eyebrows and smiling lips, the hairdress straight with a cylindrical ushnisha height 21.9" — 55.5 cm. Note: A similar angkor vat style figure of buddhamuchalinda was sold at Christie’s Amsterdam, December 16, 2013, lot 132 $2,000—3,000

271 SET OF THREE PARCEL GILT LACQUERED SEATED BRONZE BUDDHA, MING DYNASTY řƀŬŎŮńŽŝŭ1 Each well cast and seated on a lotus petal base, representing the past, present and future tallest height 11.1" — 28.3 cm. $1,000—1,500

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272 SAWANKHALOK BROWN-AND-PEARL POTTERY MODEL OF MYTHICAL SERPENT, NAGA, 15TH/16TH CENTURY /½ōĘûžĿũžŌŽżƀÙěsƀ'qÝĄěÓ The architectural fixture with an open mouth and ferocious expression, potted in two sections height 35.8" — 91 cm. Note: Naga serpent deities are largely associated with protection, an association featured by the Buddhist account of the naga Muchalinda sheltering Shakyamuni in meditation from harsh weather. The Buddha backed by Muchalinda’s multiple heads is popularly depicted in Buddhist art, an example of which can be found in the current sale, lot 270. The naga is also tied closely with nature and water, with the ability to both nourish life and afflict it with natural disaster. This rendition is more popularly found in the combination of Buddhist and local folk culture from Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, where communities flourish around water and the Mekong River culture. This fierce, stylistic depiction of naga is an established component of Buddhist ‘wat’ architecture in Thailand. The naga head emerges at the end of decorative ‘lamyong’ roof finials, with the neck twisted upwards in a sagittal s-curve and gaze pointed towards the heavens. This image of the water serpent represented a bridge between heaven and earth, a harmonized relationship in Buddhist cosmology. These architectural and sculptural images evolved from ancient Indian, Chinese, and Southeast Asian influences to form a distinct Thai cultural emblem. This piece is fired in two substantially large and intact sections. Both feet are grounded beneath the rising transition from the body into the neck, with the ‘kranok’ patterned crest, horn and tongue sturdily fired as part of the main body component. $600—800

273 A CHINESE POTTERY HU JAR, HAN/TANG DYNASTY ùũÎƀÝė With a bulbous body and a flaring neck, with ribbed bands at intervals over the body, glazed with an iridescent green glaze height 13.5" — 34.4 cm. Note: A similar pottery hu jar was sold at Christie’s London, South Kensington, December 13, 2001, lot 704 $600—800

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274 A LARGE GILT AND RED LACQUERED WOODEN BURMESE BUDDHA, SHAN STYLE, 18TH/19TH CENTURY æäƀdª™ƀžůũžŻŽżƀŎ Ůŗūűŝ Seated in vajrasana with the right hand in bhumisparshamudra and the left resting in his lap, a serene and contemplative expression over the face, with downcast eyes beneath arched eyebrows, gently smiling lips and elongated earlobes, with a tightly curled hairdress and a finial height 38" — 96.5 cm. Note: A similar Shan style Buddha was sold at Christie’s Amsterdam, October 18, 2005, lot 116 $3,000—5,000

275 A CARVED LACQUERED WOOD BURMESE STANDING MONK, MANDALAY PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY æäƀyàÃľŋƀžŻŽżƀŗūě ŵˆÜ Standing in samabhanga on a lotus petal base, his body draped in samghati, with arms outstretched holding an alms bowl, the face with a serene expression, the lips gently smiling, with shaved hair and prominent ears, the samghati and alms bowl with inlaid coloured glass height 39.6" — 100.5 cm. Note: A similar standing monk was sold at Christie’s London, King Street, May 12, 2016, lot 297 $800—1,000

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276 A SANDSTONE HEAD OF BUDDHA, THAILAND, AYUTTHAYA, CIRCA 14TH CENTURY ōųƀűĢľŋƀÁžŘŽżƀoáŝ˜ Finely and sensitively carved with a serene and content look over the face, the partially closed eyes downcast, with a straight nose and curved, gently smiling lips, the hair in tight curls over the ushnisha height 12" — 30.5 cm. Note: A similar sandstone head of Buddha was sold at Christie’s New York, September 16, 2014, lot 248 $2,000—3,000

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277 A NORTH THAI, AYUTTHAYA STYLE, GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI, 17TH CENTURY ōųƀűĢľŋƀžĹŽżƀŁŮ ó )ŝ Seated in virasana on a finely cast lotus petal base, with both hands in dhyanamudra, wearing samghati, the face with a serene, contended expression, with downcast eyes beneath arched eyebrows and the lips gently smiling, with elongated earlobes and curled hairdress, with thick gilding height 28.3" — 72 cm. $2,000—3,000

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Literature: This piece was featured in Dimensions in Living magazine, published in Hong Kong, March 1988, page 31 Note: A similar buddha from the same region and time period was sold at Christie’s Amsterdam, November 21, 2001, lot 161


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278 A SANCAI-GLAZED STONEWARE FIGURE OF A DAOIST DEITY, MING DYNASTY řƀńŵŅ“Ó_

279 AN UNUSUAL GREEN-GLAZED EWER, MING DYNASTY řƀ&łŘė

The deity seated squarely on a throne, dressed as a heavenly official warrior in green-glazed robes with brown and yellow borders

The broad-shouldered body rising from a short spreading foot to a waisted short neck, set with an everted rolled rim, covered overall in an emerald-green glaze, applied in layers and with areas of pooling creating dark spinach-green tones, the glaze extending over the rim and foot, stopping unevenly on the base to reveal the pinkish-buff body

height 14.4" — 36.5 cm. $1,000—1,500

height 10.4" — 26.5 cm. Provenance: From an important Toronto collection $800—1,200

280 A PAIR OF MASSIVE AND RARE BLUE AND WHITE ‘BOYS’ JARS WITH ROSEWOOD COVERS, QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY ſžŻŽżƀŸŹŘãĕŖÖøʼnŭŪƀÀśŗô

281 A CHINESE DEHUA BLANC DE CHINE BUDAI, QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY ſžŻŽżƀàőŲijwÃŝ

Heavily potted, the body decorated with four medallion boys motif within brocade borders

The seated Buddhist figure wears a loosely fitted robe open at the chest to reveal his portly belly, his right arm resting on his raised right leg

height 18.5" — 47 cm.

height 5.3" — 13.5 cm.

Provenance: Property from a gentleman, Toronto

$300—500

$10,000—15,000

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282 A FINE AND RARE BISCUIT GLAZED FISHERMAN VASE WANG BINRONG MARK, 19TH CENTURY ſŞŝŽşĆ&#x20AC;Ä&#x2DC;kĆ&#x20AC;Ųij.ĂžŚŨ

Note: A brushpot of a similar style was sold at Sothebyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s New York, March 19-20, 2007, lot 801 from the sale entitled â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Including Property from the Collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, BuďŹ&#x20AC;alo, New York A hu vase with similar moulding was also sold at Christieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s London, South Kensington, November 9, 2007, lot 212

Of rouleau form with a garlic head mouth, ďŹ nely moulded over the body with a continuous scene of a ďŹ sherman amongst a verdant river landscape height 10" â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 25.5 cm. Provenance: Property of a Gentleman, Halifax $2,000â&#x20AC;&#x201D;3,000

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283 A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE SCRAFFIATO PINK GROUND MEDALLION DISHES, REPUBLIC PERIOD ŞųƀŜŚźƀťśşČŅħŠŹQŧŭŪ Each finely enamelled with floral scenes diameter 9.4" — 24 cm., six-character Qianlong mark to base $600—800

284 A FAMILLE ROSE CHRYSANTHEMUM DISH, 19TH CENTURY ſžŻŽżƀťŵŹĴÒĎêŧŭŪ Each in the form of a chrysanthemum, the interior enamelled with flowers and insects diameter 10.6" — 26.8 cm., iron red Kangxi style ‘peach’ mark to base

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285 A PAIR OF MASSIVE FAMILLE-VERTE VASES, KANGXI MARK, EARLY 20TH CENTURY ŞųƀĤĝźƀĿŵűÅŨŭŪ Of rectangular form with floral scenes of the four seasons, with a hexagonal beehive motif throughout height 29.7" — 75.5 cm. $600—800

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286 A BLUE AND WHITE MANDARIN DUCK BOWL, POSSIBLY YUAN DYNASTY œĭ®ƀŸŹKNţŴ

287 A BLUE AND WHITE SHALLOW WASHER, POSSIBLY MING DYNASTY œĭřƀŸŹŕņĞġŶŸ

Supported on a straight foot, with rounded sides opening to a gently everted rim, the cavetto depicting two mandarin ducks in a lush pond setting

Well potted with greyish cobalt blue glaze, three standing figures to the centre of the interior, surrounded by scrolling peony patterns

diameter 7.2" — 18.4 cm.

diameter 10.4" — 26.5 cm.

Note: A similar piece was sold at Sotheby’s Hong Kong, June 2, 2016, lot 687

$400—600

$600—800

288 A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE FIGURAL JAR, JIAJING MARK ŊSźƀŸŹBRʼn

289 A MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE BOWL, CHENGHUA MARK IJőźƀŸŹģĮįŶŴ

In the form of a melon, the body decorated with Chinese literati in a garden scene

Delicately potted, supported on a short straight foot with rounded sides, the exterior painted with a scrolling lotus motif, with the pattern repeated at the cavetto and enclosed by a double blue line, with a further double blue line at the rim and around the foot

height 13.6" — 34.6 cm. $2,000—3,000

diameter 4.3" — 11 cm., six-character Chenghua mark to base $1,000—1,500

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290 ATTRIBUTED TO JIN PINQING (ACTIVE 18621908) FAMILLE ROSE VASE Ů×Vźƀ$`ŵƀm0ńuŨ Finely enamelled, depicting a scene of ‘Meng mu san qian’ height 12.3" — 31.2 cm. $1,500—2,000

292 A QINGBAI ‘PEONY AND BOYS’ MEIPING VASE ŸŲ!ĴĕŖŶĥŨ

291 A SMALL MONOCHROME VASE, YONGZHENG MARK L¤źƀÇŒłŃŨ Supported on a flared foot, the body rises to gently squared shoulders that taper to an elegant neck, and opens to an everted rim, with a soft milky blue glaze throughout height 6.5" — 16.5 cm. $300—500

293 AN UNDERGLAZED RED AND GILT ‘YUHUCHUN’ DRAGON VASE ł±śÂŮŷėāŰŶŨ

The vase is well potted with a long slender body rising from the countersunk base to rounded shoulders, surmounted by a ribbed neck tapering to a lipped rim. It is crisply carved on the exterior with three boys within scrolling tendrils between double lined borders

The vase potted in a wine vessel form, yuhuchun, fired with underglazed copper red, the base unglazed

height 13.3" — 33.8 cm.

$300—500

$2,000—3,000

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294 PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE ‘QUAILS’ BOWLS, GUANGXU MARK ſŠĩźƀťŵŇñðijŴŭŪ

295 ATTRIBUTED TO WANG XIAOTING FAMILLE ROSE LANDSCAPE DISH ŃWźƀïŠŤ©ijŧ

Each finely enamelled with two quails amidst other auspicious plants

Depicting a Chinese landscape with calligraphy

height 1.8" — 4.6 cm., diameter 3.9" — 9.8 cm., iron red sixcharacter Guangxu mark to base

diameter 8.7" — 22.1 cm., iron red two-character mark ‘Ping Shan’

$300—500

$600—800

296 A RUBY GROUND FAMILLE ROSE BOWL, JIAQING MARK ſŊĶźƀťŵČŅħŠözıţŴ

297 A FAMILLE ROSE YANGCAI ‘BOYS’ BOWL, DAOGUANG MARK ſŅŠźƀ@ŵČŅħŠìîţŴ

The bowl has deep, rounded sides that rise to a slightly flared rim and is decorated on the exterior with four medallions of 'figures and landscape', surrounded by foliate sprays on a ruby sgraffiato ground, the interior painted with cobalt blue, and depicting two figures to the centre

The bowl has deep, rounded sides that rise to a slightly flared rim and is decorated on the exterior with four medallions of 'boys at play' surrounded by foliate sprays of the west, the interior painted with cobalt blue festival lanterns diameter 5.9" — 15 cm.

diameter 5.9" — 15 cm., six-character Jiaqing mark to base $1,000—1,500 $1,000—1,500

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298 A KANGXI-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE PRUNUS FLOWER JAR, 19TH CENTURY ſĤĝŇCźƀŸŹGĥŶʼn Finely enameled on a bright blue ground, with flowering prunus flower branches throughout height 5.9" — 15 cm., with a double blue Kangxi line to the base $300—500

299 A FAMILLE ROSE ‘EIGHT IMMORTALS’ OCTAGONAL HIGH-FOOTED BOWL, JIAQING MARK ſŊĶźƀťŵůÐĀŔÆęŴ Heavily potted in a stem bowl form, each side painted with one immortal upon auspicious five colour ruyi clouds, with turquoise glaze applied to the interior height 7.5" — 19 cm., diameter 7.9" — 20 cm., diameter 7.9" — 20 cm., iron red six-character Jiaqing mark to base $800—1,000

300 A FAMILLE ROSE CHRYSANTHEMUM DISH, QIANLONG MARK, LATE 19TH CENTURY ſžŻŽżHƀťŵŹĴÒĎêŧ

301 A FAMILLE ROSE LONGEVITY BOWL, REPUBLIC PERIOD ŞųƀťŵvgţŴ

In the form of a chrysanthemum, the interior enamelled with flowers and insects, the underside with iron red fu bats

With rounded sides, decorated over the soft yellow ground with an auspicious cloud motif and alternating medallions containing longevity characters, Fu Xi and lingzhi, the cavetto also with a depiction of Fu Xi

diameter 9.4" — 23.8 cm. $300—500

diameter 5.6" — 14.3 cm., with an iron red Kangxi mark to the base $200—300

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302 A BLUE AND WHITE DRAGON CHILONG BOWL, KANGXI MARK ſĤĝźƀŸŹ‚Ŗی°Ŵ Finely potted, supported on a straight foot with steeply sloped sides and an elegantly everted rim, the exterior painted with serpentine chilong amidst flames, the cavetto with a single chilong encircled by a double blue line, with a band of ruyi head lappets around the base diameter 7.9" — 20 cm. $800—1,200

303 A BLUE AND WHITE SEA MONSTER BOWL, CHENGHUA MARK IJőźƀŸŹŔīŶűŴ Finely potted and supported on a straight foot with a gracefully flared rim, decorated over the body with dynamic sea monsters frolicking in rolling waves, the cavetto with a single monster amidst waves diameter 7.5" — 19 cm. $600—800

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304 A BLACK GROUND MILLEFLEUR DISH, QIANLONG MARK, REPUBLIC PERIOD ŞųƀŜŚźƀËşťŵ÷Źŧ Finely potted and delicately enameled on a black ground, with vibrant depictions of peonies, lotus flowers, chrysanthemums, lilies and prunus flowers, amidst scrolling foliage, and with five bats beneath the rim diameter 9.5" — 24.1 cm. $400—600

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305 A BLUE AND WHITE LONGEVITY BOWL, QIANLONG MARK OF 1786 ŜŚJšăźƀŸŹŤÆšÞţŴ Finely potted, decorated over the exterior with four character medallions signifying ‘high’, ‘mountain’, ‘long’ and ‘river’, surrounded by a lush scrolling lotus motif, the interior painted with a central longevity character beneath a ruyi head band at the rim diameter 4.9" — 12.5 cm. $800—1,200

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306 A PAIR OF COPPER RED BALUSTER VASES śłºaŨŭŪ

307 A FAMILLE VERTE LIDDED JAR, LATE 19TH CENTURY ſžŻŽżƀĿŵµßţÖøʼn

Each with a copper red glaze and mottled with green throughout height 15" — 38 cm., each with underglazed blue double-circle mark to base

Of baluster form, decorated over the body and the cover with ‘100 antiques’ motif, with a lotus bud finial and scrolling lotus bands to the cover and base

$400—600

height 16.3" — 41.5 cm. $400—600

308 A YELLOW GROUND PLUM BLOSSOM BOWL, GUANGXU MARK ſŠĩźƀ¾şťŵãlĥŹŶŴ

309 A FAMILLE ROSE FLORAL BOWL, JIAQING MARK ſŊĶźƀŹĴfeÍęŴ

Of elegantly curved form with a slightly flared upper rim, depicting swallows amidst branches of a plum tree on an imperial yellow ground

Stoutly potted, the bowl moulded with a hidden foot rim, the underside decorated with a peony and a cricket

diameter 6" — 15.2 cm.

diameter 4.5" — 11.5 cm., sixcharacter Jiaqing mark to base

$300—500

base & mark

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310 A GROUP OF FOUR FLAMBÉ-GLAZED ‘JIA BO SHI’ CUPS, ISLAMIC MARKET, QING DYNASTY ſƀ¿ĘųPŠ„ƀƧłčŘŦ

311 A DOUCAI CHICKEN CUP, CHENGHUA MARK IJőźƀ7ŵуč

Each finely potted with a deep purple-reddish glaze throughout the exterior

The cup is finely potted with gently flared sides, well-rendered around the exterior in soft translucent enamels and underglazeblue tones to depict two cockerel-and-hen groups

height 2.9" — 7.3 cm.

diameter 3.2" — 8.2 cm.

$400—600

$200—300

312 ATTRIBUTED TO DENG BISHAN A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE ‘AQUATIC’ VASES €tUźƀçMŶŘÅŨŭŪ

313 A LARGE FAMILLE ROSE ‘QUAILS AND CHRYSANTHEMUM’ CHARGER, GUANGXU MARK ſŠĩźƀñðĎŹŶŧ

The exterior finely and naturalistically enamelled with a pond scene with carps swimming amongst aquatic plants

The interior is delicately painted with quails standing on rocks amid stalks of chrysanthemum, bamboo, and lingzhi mushrooms

height 22.5" — 57.2 cm., iron red two character mark ‘Bi Shan’ to base

diameter 15" — 38.2 cm., iron red six-character Guangxu mark

$800—1,000

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314 A BLUE AND WHITE LOTUS ‘GU’ BEAKER VASE, QIANLONG MARK ſƀŸŹģĮįŹ^ Potted in two parts as a flared neck and domed base, decorated throughout with with the Eight Buddhist Emblems (bajixiang), surrounded by scrolling lotus flowers, with lotus sprays encircling the rounded center section, all contained within decorative borders height 9.1" — 23 cm. Provenance: Private Vancouver collection $2,000—3,000

315 A COPPER RED AND BLUE AND WHITE ‘FU’ BOWL, XUANTONG MARK ſ=¸źƀŸŹcśĚĨŶŴ Painted in delicate shades of iron-red depicting auspicious bats amidst cobalt blue clouds diameter 5.6" — 14.2 cm., six-character Xuantong mark to base $500—700 mark

316 TWO PURPLE PEKING GLASS BOWLS, EARLY 20TH CENTURY ĜžŽżŐĠƀĸąòŹŴŭŪ Each of a deep plum tone, with rounded sides and a gently everted rim, the exterior carved in relief with floral sprays and figural scenes, each with a finely carved wood stand larger diameter 6.4" — 16.3 cm. $800—1,000

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317 A CHINESE CELADON AND RUSSET JADE HORSE, QING DYNASTY ſƀŷūŔďýĻĽŦ Carved in a recumbent position atop rolling waves, with its feet tucked under its powerful body, the head turned to one side with incised detail, and holding the cascading ribbon from the books of heaven in its mouth length 2.8" — 7.1 cm.

318 AN EXTREMELY RARE GILT BRONZE RECUMBENT HORSE, 18TH CENTURY OR EARLIER ſžůŽżœÌŐƀŬŁŮÍď The finely cast animal with her head turned towards the hind legs, her elegant neck extended as she grooms a raised hoof, the face detailed with alert eyes of almond shape and framed by a well-groomed mane, her body gracefully curved, with the muscular legs tucked under her belly. Gilding throughout the surface

Note: For a comparable example, see Christie’s Paris, June 13, 2013, lot 17

height 2.2" — 5.5 cm.

$6,000—8,000

Provenance: Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt and was on loan to the Museum of Asian Art, Sarasota, Florida, United States Helga Wall-Apelt ¡¨ª¯® «§£…]uz %“›¡Nˆ $8,000—12,000

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319 AN ARCHAIC STYLE JADE SCABBARD SLIDE, 19TH CENTURY OR EARLIER ŞŝŽşĹ&#x201C;Ă&#x152;Ĺ?Ć&#x20AC;Ă&#x;š,[

320 A CARVED AGATE CICADA PENDANT, 19TH CENTURY ſŞŝŽşĆ&#x20AC; ĹŤiTÄ&#x201C;ĹŚ

Of milky yellow-white tones, carved to one end with a monster face length 4.1" â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 10.3 cm.

Intricately carved of unusual purple agate with tortoise shell inclusions, depicting an entangled group of prunus ďŹ&#x201A;owers, a melon, a buddha hand citron and a butterďŹ&#x201A;y, surmounted by an opaque tan cicada

$400â&#x20AC;&#x201D;600

length 2" â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 5 cm. Provenance: Property of a Lady, Hong Kong $1,500â&#x20AC;&#x201D;2,000

321 A FINELY CARVED FIVE BATS WITH â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;SHOUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; CELADON WHITE JADE PENDANT ŸŲšĿĨĹ&#x2C6;Ä?

322 A CHINESE YELLOW RUSSET JADE â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;SQUIRREL AND GRAPESâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; PENDANT, 18TH/19TH CENTURY ſŞůŊŞŝŽşĆ&#x20AC;Ä&#x2013;š2Ä?

Carved as an openwork plaque, with bats amongst scrolling vines and a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;shouâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; at the centre, of a pale even celadon-white stone

The oval pendant is carved and pierced with a squirrel amongst grapes and leaves, the stone of an even yellow tone with areas of russet skin

height 2.4" â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 6 cm.

height 2" â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 5 cm. Provenance: From an Important Private Collection, Hong $2,600â&#x20AC;&#x201D;3,000 Kong

Provenance: Property of a Lady, Hong Kong $600â&#x20AC;&#x201D;800

Note: A similar pendant was sold at Christieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s London, King Street, May 13, 2014, lot 142 Another similar piece was sold at Christieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s New York, September 18-19, 2014, lot 1252

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323 A RETICULATED WHITE JADE ‘CRANES AND LOTUS’ PLAQUE Ųŷ(ūāš5 Delicately carved and pierced with a round mounting ring to the back, depicting standing cranes amongst scrolling lotus flowers, the stone of an even white tone height 2.4" — 6 cm. Provenance: Property of a Lady, Hong Kong

324 A YELLOW-CELADON JADE QILIN ŸĖŷĬĪēŦ Carved in symmetrical compact form, standing foresquare and baring its teeth, the yellow-celadon stone marked with russet inclusions height 1.6" — 4 cm. Provenance: Property of a Lady, Hong Kong $2,500—3,000

$2,600—3,000

325 A WHITE JADE ‘DRAGON’ PAPER WEIGHT, QIANLONG MARK ŜŚźƀƀŲŷŰŶÉļ

326 A FINE AND RARE CELADON WHITE JADE FISH ŸŲŷçēŦ

Of circular form, one side carved with a fierce five clawed dragon within auspicious clouds, the other with a four-character Qianlong mark and a categorical mark ‘Jia’

Carved of an even celadon-white stone with a small area of russet skin, with scales over the sleek body, the pointed mouth slightly open and the tail gently curved as though swimming, drilled through

diameter 2.2" — 5.5 cm.

length 3.3" — 8.5 cm.

Provenance: Property of a Lady, Hong Kong

Provenance: From an Important Private Collection, Hong Kong

$3,000—3,500

$3,000—3,500

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327 A CELADON JADE MYTHICAL BEAST PENDANT, QING DYNASTY ſƀŸŷūëī Carved in a compact, recumbent position with symmetrical attributes, its legs tucked beneath its body and the mane and tail flowing to each side, the stone of yellow-celadon tones with small russet inclusions height 1.5" — 3.7 cm. $800—1,200

328 A CELADON SPINACH JADE ‘PHOENIX AND DRAGON’ VASE ŸŷŰŨ Rendered of a deep even spinach-celadon stone, the body with a scrolling lotus motif carved in relief, with phoenix handles to each side and a serpentine dragon finial height 5.1" — 13 cm. $600—800

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329 A LARGE AND RARE SHOUSHAN SHANBO STONE WITH A ROSEWOOD STAND *}ŏūŤšŕņĽŦ The creamy pink semi-translucent stone finely carved with two figures and a horse within a landscape with stand height 7.5" — 19 cm. $4,000—6,000

330 A LARGE SHOUSHAN FURONG STONE PARCEL GILT CARVED LOHAN, REPUBLIC PERIOD ŞųƀňŤŏū%Űúù The immortal riding upon a dragon, with a fierce expression and piercing eyes, wearing a long robe with longevity ‘shou’ character brocade height 7.4" — 18.8 cm. $2,000—3,000

331 A SHOUSHAN STONE BUDAI, REPUBLIC PERIOD ŞųƀňŤŏū —· The stone of a yellowish amber tone, the deity wearing a long robe with scrolling peonies height 9.1" — 23.1 cm. $2,000—3,000

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332 AN UNUSUAL WHITE JADE CHILONG AND BAT PENDANT, 18TH/19TH CENTURY ſžůũžŻŽżƀŲŷÚŰĚĨĐ Finely carved and pierced depicting a chilong to one side and a bat on the reverse, surrounded by double gourds and foliage, of an even white stone with areas of russet skin

333 A CELADON JADE CARVING OF TWO MONKEYS, 19TH CENTURY ſžŻŽżƀŸŷn

334 A RARE WHITE JADE CHILONGPENDANT, 18TH/19TH CENTURY ſžůũžŻŽżƀŲŷŇÚŰċ

The dynamic carving of pale yellow-green tones, the monkeys playfully depicted, the mother seated with her young affectionately grasping her, with a carved fitted stand

Finely carved with two baby dragon climbing upon a bixi disc

height 1.4" — 3.6 cm.

$2,000—3,000

length 2.4" — 6.2 cm.

height 1.7" — 4.4 cm. Provenance: From an Important Private Collection, Hong Kong $2,200—2,600

Provenance: Property of a Lady, Toronto Note: A similar carving was sold at Christie’s London, South Kensington, November 9, 2010, lot 158 (part) $1,000—1,500

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Collection of the Patrician Family, Geneva, Switzerland (Lot 335-336)

The interior of the Patrician familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dining room, showing the jade pendants in situ (circled in red) photo undated

The Patrician Family Home Geneva, Switzerland photo undated

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335 A LARGE PALE WHITE JADE FLORAL PENDANT WITH A ROSEWOOD STAND, 18TH CENTURY ſžůŽżƀŸŲŷâØĞġűŹċ

336 A CELADON WHITE JADE FLORAL PENDANT WITH A ROSEWOOD STAND, QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY ſžůŽżƀŸŲŷâØŹċ

Finely carved with a peony and corresponding eight auspicious ‘ruyi’ heads

Finely carved with double-layered eight petals and corresponding eight auspicious ‘ruyi’ heads

height 0.4" — 1.1 cm., diameter 29.5" — 7,5 cm.

height 0.2" — 0.6 cm., diameter 2.4" — 6 cm.

Provenance: Collection of the Patrician Family, Geneva, Switzerland, acquired in mid-19th Century. x¨ž†¢ª¯®Œ«‰‡ƒ–„

Provenance: Collection of the Patrician Family, Geneva, Switzerland, acquired in mid-19th Century. x¨ž†¢ª¯®Œ«‰‡ƒ–„

$3,000—5,000

$1,000—2,000

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Peter Arrell Brown Widener November 13, 1834 – November 6, 1915 Manet and Auguste Renoir, and many pieces of fine Chinese porcelain, which are included in the permanent collections of several important galleries. He also commissioned the construction of two noteworthy dwellings, the first of which was an ornate mansion by architect Willis G. Hale at the northwest corner of Broad Street and Girard Avenue in Philadelphia. He lived at this property for thirteen years, eventually donating it to the Free Library of Philadelphia as a memorial to his late wife, Hannah. In 1900, he completed Lynnewood Hall in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. Designed by Horace Trumbauer, the impressive 110-room Georgian-style mansion was conceived of as a gallery space for what Fortune Magazine called "the finest private collection of past art to be found in the U.S." Lynnewood Hall remained Widener’s home until his death in 1915.

Peter and Hannah Widener had three sons – Harry (1859-1874), Joseph Early (1871-1943), and George Dunton (1861-1912). George, along with his son, the businessman and bibliophile Peter Arrell Brown Widener (undated photo)

Harry Elkins Widener, perished on the RMS Titanic. The Widener Library at Harvard University was donated by Harry Elkin’s

Born in Pennsylvania in 1834, P.A.B. Widener was an American

mother, Eleanor Elkins Widener, in memory of her son. Joseph

art collector, prominent businessman, philanthropist and head of

Early Widener shared his father’s passion for art, and continued

the Widener family of Philadelphia. He began his career as a

to build the elder Widener’s collection at Lynnewood Hall,

merchant who supplied meat to the Union Army during the Civil

adding works by Vermeer, Raphael, and Frans Hals amongst

War, rising to prominence and eventually becoming Philadelphia

others. Notably, Joseph Early was also a founding benefactor of

City Treasurer in 1873. A decade later, Widener had achieved

the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Comprised of

great success through his investments in trolley cars and public

more than two-thousand sculptures, paintings, decorative and

transit systems, acting as a founding partner of Philadelphia

porcelain works, the Widener Collection was announced by U.S.

Traction Company, which later expanded to other major

President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939, and was first displayed

American cities. Widener translated this wealth into further

in 1942. Joseph Widener’s 1921 portrait by Augustus John hangs

successes, becoming an original organizer of U.S. Steel and the

in the National Gallery of Art.

American Tobacco Company, as well as acquiring substantial holdings in Standard Oil.

The Widener family has a renowned and significant history, with notable contributions to the growth of American infrastructure.

However, his interests were not limited to business. Throughout

P.A.B. Widener is also considered to be one of the wealthiest

his life, P.A.B. Widener amassed an impressive and discerning

100 Americans, having amassed a sizeable fortune through his

collection of art, including paintings by Rembrandt, Édouard

varied and innovative entrepreneurial endeavours.

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Lynnewood Hall, Exterior Elkins Park, Pennsylvania Circa 1920

A reception room at Lynnewood Hall

Widener Mansion at Broad Street and Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1887. P.A.B. Widener donated the property to the Free Library of Philadelphia in 1899, in memory of his wife, Hannah.


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337 A CELADON WHITE JADE HORSE WITH ZITAN ROSEWOOD RETICULATED STAND, QIANLONG PERIOD, 18TH CENTURY ĹżĹ&#x153;Ĺ&#x161;Ć&#x20AC;ŸŲšĹ&#x201D;Ä?ýĝĽŌĆ&#x20AC;Ĺ&#x201D;8Ĺś ĸÄ&#x2021;ÂŹ A ďŹ nely carved recumbent horse shown with its head turned sharply over the left shoulder and four legs with hooves tucked under the belly, almond-shaped eyes, nostril and mouth softly moulded with ears standing upright, ďŹ ne striations carved for both the mane and the tail, a package of two scrolls bound tightly with ďŹ&#x201A;owing ribbons and strapped around the middle torso, with reticulated rosewood stand of rolling waves (without stand) length 3.5" â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 8.9 cm. $20,000â&#x20AC;&#x201D;30,000

Provenance: From the collection of P. A. B. Widener, and thence by descent (according to dealerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s card) From an important private collection, Canada §£Â&#x201A;Wv¤¸P. A. B. "Â&#x160;Â&#x20AC;ÂŞÂŻ Note: This rare example of a celadon horse carving is notable for its size as a piece of Qianlong celadon white jade. The colour retains a light green complexion in an overall white base. Each of the four legs are naturalistically rendered, gently sunken into the horseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ&#x201A;ank and belly, while still featuring prominent haunches and shoulders. The inclusion of a set of scrolls complete with ďŹ&#x201A;owing ribbon binding demonstrates the artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unrestricted agency in carving large amounts of quality jade from the piece. In addition, the piece has survived with an old rosewood stand, crafted speciďŹ cally to snugly support the horseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recumbent form as rolling waves swell from a narrow waist. This type of jade horse carving was popularized beginning in the Song dynasty, standardized with four legs folded underneath the body and the head directly rearfacing. Two Song dynasty examples of this form are published in Chinese Jade Animals Â&#x201D;Â&#x2013;ÂŁLaÂ&#x2039;@Â&#x2019;1997, Hong Kong Museum of Art Â&#x201D;oÂ&#x201C;Â&#x203A;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2019; plates 125 and 127, pages 144-147. However, the addition of scrolls strapped to the back is less commonly found. The scrolls may represent the ďŹ rst Buddhist sutras to enter China, a narrative taking place in the Han dynasty. In compliance with Emperor Han Mingdiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Â&#x2122; vision of the Buddha, Buddhist monks were escorted from India into China, along with a white horse upon which the holy scriptures were mounted. The emperor subsequently commissioned the construction of the White Horse Temple SrF¸in the capital of Luoyang, which still stands today. However, together with the rosewood stand of swirling waves, this piece may be a reference to an older narrative revolving around a legendary horse sent by sea as a Mandate from Heaven. Carrying divine manuscripts and travelling via maritime route, the horse was sent to deliver a heavenly mandate to the emperor for a fair and virtuous rule, a testament to the emperorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s direct connection to heaven and unquestionable legitimacy of power. Another example of a jade horse carved complete with books and waves can be found in the Beijing Palace Museum 1995 publication on jade Â&#x201D;Â&#x2039;!7b8Â&#x2019;¸plate 90, page 110. The scroll binding is crafted using a classical Chinese style of ďŹ&#x201A;owing ribbons. The mane is carved with ďŹ ne, uniform striations neatly separated into bunches with a gentle ridge to delineate the crest of the neck. The tail is carved in a similar fashion, tucked neatly underneath the horseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rear. Finer hairs line the bottom of the eye as bottom lashes. Another example of a celadon white jade recumbent horse was sold at Sothebyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hong Kong, October 8, 2010, lot 2798.

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338 A PAIR OF FINE AND RARE CLOISONNÉ ELEPHANTS, QIANLONG/JIAQING PERIOD ſƀŜŚũŊĶƀĉĒğĔŃíŭŪ Finely wired on a white ground, each elephant is richly caparisoned with vibrant multi-coloured trappings and draped with a blanket, one decorated with the fu flying amidst clouds above a band of waves and rocks, the other depicting scrolling lotus flowers surrounded by entangled vines, and each with an additional suspended panel representing beaded garland fringe height 5.25" — 13.3 cm. $35,000—45,000

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Provenance: From a Distinguished Toronto Collection Note: Most existing examples of 18th/19th century cloisonné elephants are of a larger scale. The miniature version, requiring delicate copper wiring and a precise enamel filling and firing technique, is extremely rare. The Arthur M. Sackler Collection featured a similar example, which was sold through Christie’s New York, March 24, 2011, lot 1614, for 362,500 USD. `<d(-0•cRU®}| ¯«z>¤®^&«A— ¨˜®_ih§l¬e­¶¦°°


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339 A BRONZE â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;FOREIGNER HANDLESâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; CENSER, 16TH/17TH CENTURY ſŞĹ&#x152;ŊŞĚŽşĆ&#x20AC;ŏŢÄ&#x201A;Ĺ&#x2022;Čġ Heavily cast, the rectangular basin suspended between two foreigners, each outďŹ tted in military garb ďŹ gure height 4.6" â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 11.8 cm., Xuande mark to the base $400â&#x20AC;&#x201D;600

340 A CLOISONNĂ&#x2030; MING-STYLE â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;LOTUSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; CHARGER, JINGTAI MARK, 19TH CENTURY ſŞŝŽşĆ&#x20AC;Ĺ&#x2122;ĂľĆ&#x20AC;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x2019;Ä&#x;Ä&#x201D;ÄŁÄŽÄŻ Źŧ The interior and exterior decorated with a dense design of scrolling lotus in red, yellow, white, pink, purple and blue enamel on a turquoise ground, the base with Jingtai mark Â&#x2022;Â&#x2122;Â&#x;Â&#x17D; diameter 13.8" â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 35 cm. Provenance: Acquired from an antique shop during the 1960s, Tetbury, England, thence by descent within the family Literature: An archaistic censer with the identical lotus design and mark was documented in â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Chinese CloisonnĂŠ: The Pierre Uldry Collectionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, plates 349 and 349a, The Asia Society Galleries, New York, 1989 XÂ&#x2022;Â&#x2122;Â&#x;Â&#x17D;n}|\5ÂŻÂŤPierre Uldry ÂŞÂŻÂŽÂ&#x201A;yÂŤ1989w{Â?Py Note: A very similar example sold at Sothebyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s London, November 10, 2010, lot 247 $800â&#x20AC;&#x201D;1,600

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341 A CHINESE ARCHAIC FORM CLOISONNĂ&#x2030; VASE, EARLY 20TH CENTURY Ä&#x153;ŞŽşĹ?Ä Ć&#x20AC;Ä&#x2030;Ä&#x2019;Ä&#x;Ä&#x201D;ŰŜŨ Supported on a gently splayed foot, rising to a bulbous body and tapering to a square neck with elephant ears, decorated throughout with dragons, double goldďŹ sh and auspicious Buddhist symbols height 13.4" â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 34 cm., with an auspicious â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;fuâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; mark to the base $400â&#x20AC;&#x201D;600

342 A CHINESE PEACH SHAPED BRONZE CENSER, 17TH/18TH CENTURY ſŞĚŊŞůŽşĆ&#x20AC;ŏŢĹ&#x2C6;XČġ Shaped as a fruiting peach with incised butterďŹ&#x201A;ies, supported on a gnarled tree branch with blossoming ďŹ&#x201A;owers, the pierced cover with a peach-shaped ďŹ nial, the stand shaped as a peach height 4.8" â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 12.2 cm. Provenance: Christieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s London, December 11, 2012, lot 1304, original sticker to base ?Â&#x2014;¨Â&#x2DC;­°¡­w¡­Q¡¡Â&#x17E;ÂŽsT g ¡°ŠŽt Â&#x2014;¨Â&#x2DC; Note: A similar Ming dynasty example was sold in Lempertz, Cologne, November 28-29, 1986, lot 1060, and then in Sothebyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hong Kong, October 8, 2014, lot 3400 $2,000â&#x20AC;&#x201D;3,000

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343 A BRONZE ‘BOY ON BUFFALO’, QING DYNASTY, 18TH/19TH CENTURY ſžůũžŻŽżƀŬŢĕŖöĽŦ Finely and heavily cast, the surface with a deep brown patina and traces of parcel gilt height 11.5" — 29.1 cm. $300—500

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344 A MASSIVE BRONZE â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;GUIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; CENSER, HU WENMING MARK Ä&#x201A;ÄşĹ&#x2122;ĹşĆ&#x20AC;ŤťĹ&#x2022;Ĺ&#x2020;\þġ Heavily cast in archaic bronze Gui form, the body decorated with Chinese landscape scenes and ďŹ gures diameter 16.7" â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 42.5 cm., six-character Hu Wenming mark   $2,000â&#x20AC;&#x201D;3,000

345 A LARGE GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANDI, LATE QING DYNASTY Ă&#x201D;ĹżĆ&#x20AC;ŏŢĹ&#x17D;ĹŽÂŚ xĂ&#x153; Cast seated with his left hand resting on his knee and his right hand raised, holding his beard, wearing a long ďŹ&#x201A;owing robe over armour, the breastplate with a dragon carved in high relief, his hair pulled up and tied beneath a scholarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s head scarf height 22.1" â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 56.2 cm. Provenance: Property of a Gentleman, Vancouver $2,000â&#x20AC;&#x201D;3,000

346 A MASSIVE BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN, QIANLONG MARK, QING DYNASTY ĹżĆ&#x20AC;ĹŹĹ ĹŽÂ&#x17E;ĂĄĂźĂ&#x160;

Seated with one foot resting on a lotus petal, with waves swirling below, one hand in akash mudra, with a serene expression over her face, eyes downcast beneath arched eyebrows, with elongated earlobes, wearing strands of beaded jewelry over her body, with traces of gilt and enamel height 23.9" â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 60.6 cm. Provenance: From a California Estate §£V ª¯ $3,000â&#x20AC;&#x201D;5,000

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347 A COPPER GUANYIN KANNON FIGURE, KOREA, 19TH CENTURY 6Ĺł?ĂťĆ&#x20AC;ŏŢĺÊĂ&#x203A;Ă? The ďŹ gure is elegantly cast with a serene expression on her face and is seated on the back of a recumbent Buddhist lion. The ďŹ gure wears long ďŹ&#x201A;owing robes with numerous strings of jewels around her neck height 10.7" â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 27.1 cm. $400â&#x20AC;&#x201D;600

348 A LARGE FINELY CAST BRONZE CENSER WITH FOUR LION MASK HANDLES, QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG MARK ŹſĹ&#x153;Ĺ&#x161;Ä&#x192;ÂĄĆ&#x20AC;ŏŢÍčĹ&#x2DC;AŹČġ Heavily cast of globular shape, with four fu lion handles and a rich dark brown patina throughout height 7.6" â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 19.2 cm., six-character incised Qianlong mark â&#x20AC;&#x2DC; â&#x20AC;&#x2122; $6,000â&#x20AC;&#x201D;8,000

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349 A FINE AND MASSIVE BRONZE QILIN MYTHICAL BEAST, QING DYNASTY ſƀŬޕĬĪ The beast shown striding with flames, its prominent backbone ending in the upswept tail, its mouth open in a fierce roar exposing its fangs, its eyes with an intent gaze beneath thick brows and horns between the pricked ears height 18.9" — 48 cm. $6,000—8,000

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Provenance: Estate of renowned American artist, Mr. Ronald K. Shepherd (1951-2015) §C“›¤…€Š9jª¯ Note: A stylistically similar bronze figure of a qilin was sold at Christie's New York, 16 September 2010, sale 2339, lot 1025 Mr. Shepherd was born in Denver, Colorado, and attended high school in Cocoa, Florida. After graduating, he enrolled in Tulsa University where he completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. He also went on to receive a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Oregon. Whether collecting it or creating it, art was Mr. Shepherd’s passion. He acquired an extensive collection of fine art through auctions and travels abroad, including Chinese bronzes, rare furniture and coins. He was also an accomplished fine artist, creating works of pottery, pencil drawings and wood sculptures.


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350 TWO POLYCHROME-PAINTED CAMPHOR WOOD FIGURES OF MANJUSRI AND SAMANTABHADRA, POSSIBLY MING DYNASTY œĭřŋƀIŗūĺéE‘ÛÏ

Provenance: From an Important Private Collection, Toronto

Each impressive bodhisattva carved seated in lalitasana, dressed in flowing robes partly covering the bejeweled torso and fastened at the waist by long tasseled strings, the face bearing a meditative expression, with downcast eyes and a serene smile, crowned with a diadem enclosing cintamani pearls and further framed with long plaited tresses falling on the shoulders, both above lotus bases height 23.6" — 60 cm. $8,000—10,000

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351 A CARVED ELMWOOD ALTAR TABLE, REPUBLIC PERIOD Şųƀ‰ŗű‡¥D The long single-panel top extending to everted flanges, the apron with carved ruyi around the legs, with carved openwork panels to each side and trestle supports 34.8" x 86.4" x 12.1" — 88.5 x 219.5 x 30.7 cm. $600—800

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352 A ZITAN LIBATION CUP AND A ZITAN PAPER WEIGHT, QING DYNASTY ſƀĸćÄĊ č¢Éļ

353 A CHINESE BAMBOO BOX, 19TH CENTURY ſžŻŽżƀr#–đ

The cup finely carved with two chickens and auspicious plants, the paper weight in the form of a mountain

Of rectangular form, the cover with an inset figural panel depicting a landscape scene, surrounded by a finely woven band of bamboo, the base with a wide band of latticework bamboo

height 3.5" — 9 cm.

3.6" x 10.1" x 5.6" — 9.2 x 25.7 x 14.3 cm.

$600—800

$800—1,000

354 A LARGE DRAGON RED AND GILT ‘XI’ LACQUER BOX, 19TH CENTURY ſžŻŽżƀŇŰ]œÂŮĞġŎđ

355 A CHINESE ‘LIONS AND QILIN’ CIRCULAR CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER BOX, QING DYNASTY ſƀÕśĊ;ĬĪôđ

The top decorated with two dragons and a Xi Y charater to the centre, the interior with scrolling peony brocade diameter 15.7" — 40 cm. Provenance: Property from a gentleman, Toronto

Of rounded circular form, the top carved in relief with a scene depicting two lions chasing a brocade ball, the underside carved with a flaming qilin upon waves diameter 7.3" — 18.5 cm. $600—800

$1,500—2,500

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356 A COPPER BONE CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER CHESS JAR, QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY ſžŻŽżƀŬ{ÕśūŎŕņ¼ ʼn Carved deeply thought the lacquer, with an intricate pattern of figures in a pinestrewn mountainous landscape, the cover with peony designs height 4.1" — 10.5 cm. $400—600

357 TWO CHINESE EXPORT FINE SILVER TABLE SCREEN ELEMENTS, QING DYNASTY ſƀęFŃÈƀ¨h~ƀůÐĀŔ Each moulded delicately with figures and auspicious brocade borders height 5.9" — 15 cm., impressed mark ‘fine silver’  $800—1,200

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358 SEVEN FRAMED GROUPS OF CULTURAL REVOLUTION MAO’S BADGES ĺőű¯Ō”ńž" A total of six hundred and thirty Cultural Revolution badges, pins and buttons of various sizes, divided into seven frames largest 34.3" x 24" — 87 x 61 cm. $800—1,200

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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. 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. 9. The buyer shall pay for all lots within 48 hours from the date of the sale, after which a late charge of 2% per month on the total invoice may be incurred or the auctioneer, in his sole discretion, may cancel the sale. The buyer shall not become the owner of the lot until paid for in full. Items must be removed within 10 days from the date of sale , after which storage charges may be incurred. 10. Each lot purchased, unless the sale is cancelled as above, shall be held by the auctioneer at his premises or at a public warehouse at the sole risk of the buyer until fully paid for and taken away. 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).

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: (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.

13. In the event of failure to pay for or remove articles within the aforementioned time limit, the auctioneer, without limitation of

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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.

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 inquire as to the

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.

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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. Invaluable Live! clients will be charged a buyer's premium of 25% of the successful bid price of each lot.

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). ALL PRICES IN CANADIAN FUNDS


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Selling at Waddington’s

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. 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.

Notice for our International Clients

Waddington’s 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 Canadian Art Department Commission Rates Items selling for $7,500 or more 10% Items selling for $2,501 to $7,499 15% Items selling for $2,000 or less 20% *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 import and export of species protected under CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species). This includes but is not limited to items made of or containing bone (whalebone etc.), ivory, tortoise shell, seal skin, rhinoceros horn and any other animal part and is strictly controlled or forbidden by most countries. Please review your country’s laws before bidding on pieces made of or containing these restricted items. It is the sole responsibility of the buyer to inquire about and obtain the proper permits for artwork purchased that may contain restricted materials, if such permit can be obtained. Please contact the department for further assistance. 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

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Specialist Departments

Asian Art Chih-En Chen  416 847 6185 cc@waddingtons.ca Simone Ludlow Asian Art Administrator 416 847 6195 scl@waddingtons.ca Canadian Fine Art Linda Rodeck canadianart@waddingtons.ca Anna Holmes Fine Art Administrator 416 504 5100 canadianart@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 Fine Art Administrator 416 847 6182 npd@waddingtons.ca Inuit Art Christa Ouimet 416 847 6184 co@waddingtons.ca Nadine Di Monte Fine Art Administrator 416 504 9100 x6250 inuitart@waddingtons.ca

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

President

Appraisal Co-ordinator

Duncan McLean 416 847 6183 adm@waddingtons.ca

Holly Mazar-Fox 416 847 6167 hmf@waddingtons.ca

Vice President Business Development

Communications

Stephen Ranger 416 847 6194 skr@waddingtons.ca

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

Tess McLean 416 504 9100 tm@waddingtons.ca

Vice President Fine Art Linda Rodeck canadianart@waddingtons.ca

Steve Sheppard 416 847 6186 ss@waddingtons.ca Client Services

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General Manager

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

Duane Smith 416 847 6172 das@waddingtons.ca

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

Creative & Technical Manager Sean Quinn Sculpture, Decorations, Clocks & Lighting 416 847 6187 sq@waddingtons.ca Andrew Brandt Rugs & Carpets 416 504 9100 ext 6200 ab@waddingtons.ca

Jamie Long 416 847 6188 jl@waddingtons.ca Otto Lam Assistant ol@waddingtons.ca

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

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Vancouver, Canada

Karen Sander 416 847 6173 ks@waddingtons.ca

Jacqui Dixon 778 837 4588 jd@waddingtons.ca

Fine Wine & Spirits Stephen Ranger 416 847 6194 skr@waddingtons.ca

Online Auction Support / Accounts Manager Elda Pappada 416 504 9100 x6213 ep@waddingtons.ca Customer Service Administrator Dee Ismail 416 504 9100 di@waddingtons.ca


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Asian Art Auction | Nov. 28, 2016  

Asian Art Auction | Nov. 28, 2016