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Two-Day Auction:

Asian Art Discoveries Thursday, February 27th 2020, at 12:00 pm CET (Japanese & Korean Art) Friday, February 28th 2020, at 10:00 am CET (Chinese & Southeast Asian Art) CATALOG AK0220

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TERMS OF AUCTION

§ 1) The auction shall be carried out in accordance with the provisions of the rules of procedure of GALERIE ZACKE ©, SZA VERSTEIGERUNGEN UND VERTRIEBS GMBH, MARIAHILFERSTRASSE 112, 1070 WIEN (hereinafter referred to as the company) as well as in accordance with sections 244-246 of the GEWERBEORDNUNG [Industrial Code] of 1994. The auction shall be carried out on commission. The auctioneer shall be entitled to withdraw lots exceptionally, to conduct the auction deviating from the order of the catalogue numbers and to offer lots jointly. In the event of any dispute concerning a double bid or if the auctioneer has missed a bid, the auctioneer shall be entitled to revoke acceptance of a bid and to continue auctioning the item. The figures stated in the catalogue shall be the highest bid in Euro (€) expected by the respective expert. As a rule, the bid shall be increased by 10% of the last bid. (See table of the bidding increments). § 2) The acceptance of a bid shall be granted to the highest bidder unless a hidden reserve has been agreed upon with the consignor of the item in question. Such a hidden reserve (also called limit or just reserve) shall be the minimum price under which the item will not be sold during the auction. This reserve will be disclosed upon request only and may exceed the estimate. The auctioneer will in this case bid on behalf of the seller against all other bidders until the reserve has been reached. If a reserve is not reached during the auction, the auctioneer will knock down the item to the highest bidder at the final bid, but the sale will be conditional of the acceptance of this final bid by the seller. In this case the highest bidder shall be bound to his/her last bid for a term of 8 days starting with the day of the knockdown. If the winning bidder does not receive a written cancellation notice within this term of 8 days, the knockdown becomes unconditional and the sale is final. Typically, only a minority of all items in an auction have a hidden reserve. § 3) All items shall be subject to differential taxation. A uniform surcharge of 22% plus the value added tax applicable to the surcharge to the amount of 20% shall be added to the achieved highest bid (final and highest bid). Thus, the surcharge shall be 26.4% of the final and highest bid in total. § 4) In the event of sales abroad, the value added tax will be repaid if the item is sold to a country which is not a member country of the European Union (third country), the legal requirements are met, and the proof of exportation is provided. The value added tax shall not be shown separately on the invoice. § 5) The auction buyer must pay the purchase price immediately upon acceptance of the bid (final and highest bid plus 22% surcharge, plus the value added tax applicable to the surcharge to the amount of 20%). However, the company may grant the auction buyer a respite for the payment of the purchase price in whole or in part in individual cases. If a respite is refused, the acceptance of the bid may be revoked, and the item may be reoffered. In the event of revocation of the acceptance of the bid, the company shall be entitled to accept the last bid from the underbidder. § 6) In the event of respite in whole or in part, the company shall be entitled to charge default interest (12% p.a.) as well as storage charges (2.4% pf the final and highest bid per month commenced) after 14 days upon acceptance of the bid. The item purchased at auction shall be handed over exclusively upon full payment of the purchase price including all costs and charges accrued since the acceptance of the bid. § 7) The buyer can take acquired items in possession, as far as possible, immediately or after the end of the auction. Items which have been fully paid for shall be handed over in our show rooms in GALERIE ZACKE, MAIAHILFERSTRASSE 112, 1070 VIENNA. If a deferred purchase price is not paid within the set period, the company shall be entitled to auction the item again in order to recoup its claim from the defaulting auction buyer. In this case, the defaulting auction buyer shall be liable to the company for the total loss of commission incurred by the company due to the re-auctioning as well as for any default interest and storage charges.

§ 11) If a customer is not able to participate in an auction personally, the company shall accept purchase orders. These orders may be placed in writing, via email or fax. In the case of a purchase order placed by phone or orally, the company shall reserve the right to make the performance dependent on a confirmation from the principal communicated in writing, via email or fax. Furthermore, the company shall not be liable for the performance of purchase orders. Purchase orders with equal top bid limits will be considered in the order of their receipt. Bids which are only one increment above the starting price shall be exhausted totally. Bids which do not correspond to the increments determined by the company (see bidding increment) in tabular form will be rounded up to the next higher increment. The table of these increments can be sent upon request. In the case of lots auctioned “without any limits”, bids below the estimated price shall be exhausted totally. The written bid (purchase order) must include the item stating the catalogue number and the offered top bid limit which is quoted as the amount of the acceptance of the bid without buyer´s commission and without value added tax. Ambiguities shall be carried by the bidder. A purchase order which has already been placed may only be cancelled if the written withdrawal is received by the company at least 72 hours prior to the beginning of the auction. § 12) The company may refuse to process a purchase order without explanation until offering or make this dependent on payment of a deposit. In the event of an unsuccessful order, such a deposit will be reimbursed by the company within 5 working days. Processing of purchase orders is free of charge. § 13) Every contributor shall in principle be entitled to withdraw the items offered for auction until the start of the auction. Therefore, it is impossible to assume liability or to give warranty for the actual offering. § 14) Items paid must be collected within 30 days of payment. Items which have not been collected may be delivered without further communication at a starting price from the recent auction reduced by 50% after 30 days from the respective auction date. Items which have not been collected within 3 (three) working days after the auction or for which the company does not receive any proper shipping instructions stating the type of shipping and the address of dispatch (independent of a possibly placed purchase order) within 3 (three) working days after the auction shall be stored at the owner´s risk. Furthermore, the company shell be entitled to store item which have been purchased at auction and paid but not collected at the buyer´s risk and expense, including the costs for an insurance, with a forwarding agency. It shall be understood that the provision concerning the re-auctioning of unpaid and paid but not collected items must also apply to items not exhibited or stored on the premises of the company. The ownership shall be transferred the buyer at the time of handing over the delivery note. § 15) In the case of mixed lots with a starting price of less than EUR 350.00, the company shall not warrant for the completeness or correctness of the individual items within a mixed lot. § 16) A registration for a bid by telephone for one or several items shall automatically represent a bid at the starting prices for these items. If the company cannot reach the bidder by telephone, it will bid on behalf of the bidder by phone up to the starting price when the respective auction lot is called. § 17) Payments made to the company by mistake (through the payer´s fault) (e.g. due to miscalculation of the exchange rate by the payer) or payments made to the company for the same invoice several times shall be compensated in form of a credit note for goods for an indefinite period of time. The repayment of such payments in cash shall be excluded.

§ 8) The company shall be entitled to a lien on all items of the buyer irrespective of whether the buyer bought them within the scope of an auction or in free sale or the company secured ownership of these items otherwise. This lien shall serve to secure all current and future, qualified, limited and unmatured claims to which the company is entitled and which result from all legal transactions concluded with the buyer.

§ 18) In the case of individual auction lots, it may happen that they are delivered several times. In such a case, the auctioneer may accept a second or third etc. bid from the underbidder(s) In this case, the text om the catalogue and not the illustration in the catalogue shall also be exclusively binding with regard to the warranty (relating to these auction lots).

§ 9) The items received for auction will be exhibited and may be viewed prior to the auction. In doing so, the company shall give everyone the opportunity to check the nature and the condition of the exhibited items to the extent deemed possible within the scope of the exhibition. Every bidder shall be deemed to act on its own behalf uncles it provides a written confirmation saying that it acts as a representative of a well-known principal. The company may refuse bids; this shall particularly apply if a bidder who is unknown to the company or with whom the company has no business connections yet does not provide security by the beginning of the auction at the latest. However, in principle there shall be no claim to accept a bid. If a bid has been refused, the previous bid shall remain effective.

§ 19) When making a bid, whether personally, in writing or by telephone, the bidder shall acknowledge these terms of auction, the AGB (General Terms and Conditions) as well as the rules of procedure and the schedule of fees (as amended) of the company.

§ 10) The company’s experts evaluate and describe the items received for auction and determine the starting prices uncles otherwise stated in the catalogue or expert opinion. The information concerning production technique or material, state of preservation, origin, design and age3 of an item is based on published or otherwise generally accessible (scientific) findings concluded by the company’s expert with the necessary care and accuracy. The company shall warrant to the buyer according to §22 of the AGB (General Terms and Conditions) that properties are correct provided that any possible complaints referring to this are made within four weeks upon their taking into possession. Subsequent complaints shall be excluded in principle. The company shall not be liable for any further information in the catalogue and expert opinion as well. This shall also apply to illustrations in the catalogue. The purpose of these illustrations is to guide the potential buyer during the preview. They shall not be authoritative for the condition or the characteristics of the pictured item. The catalogue and the expert opinions shall only mention defects and damage affecting the artistic or commercial value significantly. Complaints concerning the price shall be excluded upon acceptance of the bid. The company reserves the right to amend catalogue information prior to the auction. These amendments shall be made either by a written notice at the place of auction or orally by the auctioneer immediately prior to offering of the respective item. In this case, the company shall be liable for the amendment only. All items offered may be checked prior to the auction. These items are used. Any claims for damages exceeding the liability named above and resulting from other material defects or other defects of the item shall be excluded. When making the bid, the bidder confirms that it has seen the item prior to the auction and has made sure that the item corresponds to the description.

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§ 20) The place of performance of the contract brought about between the company on the one hand and the seller as well as the buyer on the other hand shall be the place of business of the company. The legal relationships and contracts existing between the company, the sellers and the buyers shall be subject to the Austrian substantive law. The company, the sellers and the buyers shall agree to settle all disputes resulting from, concerning and in connection with this contract before the territorially competent court of Vienna. § 21) The export of art objects from Austria, when indicated, shall require a permit from the Bundesdenkmalamt [Federal Monuments Office]. In any event, the company shall orally provide information about art objects for which an export permit will probably not be granted at the beginning of the auction. § 22) The company reserves the right to assign to the customer all rights and obligations resulting from the contractual relationship between the company and the contributor by a way of a respective declaration, as well to assign to the contributor all rights and obligations resulting from the contractual relationship between the company and the customer by way of a respective declaration, in each case in terms of a complete assignment of contract with the result that the contractual relationship-following the submission of the aforementioned declarations by the company – shall exclusively be between the contributor and the customer, which is in accordance with the basic model of the commission agreement. Customers and contributors shall already now give their explicit consent to this contract assignment.


CONTENT

AUCTION DAY 1 Thursday, February 27th at 12:00 PM CET JAPANESE & KOREAN ART Lots 1 to 387 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 10

AUCTION DAY 2 Friday, February 28th at 10:00 AM CET CHINESE & SOUTHEAST ASIAN ART Lots 388 - 857 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 124

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DAY 2

Chinese & Southeast Asian Art

Lots 288 to 857

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388 | A TL-TESTED TERRACOTTA MODEL OF A HORSE, EARLY TANG China, 7th century. The horse superbly modeled standing with its four feet on a flat base, with a large saddle and an upright head with expressive eyes.

Condition: Patina, wear, losses, chipping, generally fine and as expected on an excavation of this age. Provenance: Belgian private collection, previously in the collection of Dr. P. Bernades, most likely acquired before 1965. Includes French appraisal documents from Michel Cohen as well as a TL-Test conducted by Laboratory Ralf Kotalla (no. 010431) confirming the pieceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s age of around 1,350 years. Weight: 5,802 g. Dimensions: Height 43.5 cm. Estimate EUR 5.000,Starting price EUR 2.500,-

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389 | A COLD-PAINTED TERRACOTTA MODEL OF A HORSE AND RIDER, TANG China, 618-907. The horse standing on a flat rectangular base, the rider wearing a prominent helmet and playing a flute.

Condition: Patina, wear, losses, and chipping, as expected on an excavation of this age. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 2,234 g. Dimensions: Height 35.8 cm. Estimate EUR 3.000,Starting price EUR 1.500,-

390 | A TERRACOTTA MODEL OF A CAMEL, TANG China, 618-907. The camel standing on a flat rectangular base, carrying a heavy saddle and with its head turned upwards with clenched teeth, giving the camel an almost fierce expression. This piece was probably excavated at Luoyang, one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China.

Condition: Remains of old cold painting, patina, wear, losses, chipping, and old repairs, as expected on an excavation of this age. Provenance: German private collection, acquired in 2008 at Chinese Arts Gallery in Hong Kong. Weight: 2,440 g. Dimensions: Height 31.2 cm. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

391 | A TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF A HORSE AND RIDER, NORTHERN WEI China, 386-534. The figure with well-preserved original cold painting showing a characteristic depiction of a warrior wearing armor all around on a caparisoned horse on a flat rectangular base. This piece is similar to others found in excavations around Cixian in Hebei Province.

Condition: Excellent condition considering the age of this piece with wear, chipping and losses. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Acquired from Galerie Zacke before 2005. A copy of the original expertise by Galerie Zacke dated April 2004 is accompanying this lot. Weight: 1,188 g. Dimensions: Height 26.8 cm. The Northern Wei was a foreign dynasty founded by the Tuoba (Tabgach) clan of the Xianbei, an ancient nomadic people. Their rather small horses, like the present figure, were fast and highstamina nomadic animals. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

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392 | A TL-TESTED TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF A COURT LADY, TANG China, 618-907. Wearing long robes with hanging sleeves almost covering her entire body, the face with a noble expression, the hair tied to a chignon.

Condition: Patina, wear, losses, and chipping, as expected on an excavation of this age. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Includes a TL-test from ASA Francine Maurer (reference 37.10.14 – (2/1/4) TL 210.147) confirming the age of this piece of around 1,250 years. Weight: 376.5 g. Dimensions: Height 24.3 cm. Estimate EUR 1.200,Starting price EUR 600,-

393 | FOUR MINIATURE TERRACOTTA ‘FAT LADIES’, TANG DYNASTY China, 617-907. Terracotta with painting. Four expressive terracotta figures depicting fat ladies, with original painting.

Condition: The porcelain and inside-painted snuff bottle in good condition. The glass bottle damaged and glued in several areas. Provenance: Galerie Zacke archive. Dimensions: Height 7.6 – 9 cm. Estimate EUR 200,Starting price EUR 100,-

394 | A TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF BUDDHA, 19TH CENTURY Southeast Asia. Seated in padmasana on a double lotus base, wearing long robes opening at the chest, the tight curls surmounted by an ushnisha and flanked by long earlobes.

Condition: Extensive moss green patina, soiling, flakes, chips, exposed to weathering in a castle garden for at least 100 years. Provenance: From a lady of nobility. Dimensions: Height 88 cm. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

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395 | A GLAZED TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF A DIGNITARY RIDING AN ELEPHANT, MID-QING China, mid-Qing dynasty (1644-1912). The rider and elephant both modeled in an animated fashion. The remains of cement on the back suggest this piece was used as a roof tile or wall decoration. Associated hardwood base. (2)

Condition: Good condition with minor losses, old wear and traces of use. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 2,420 g. Dimensions: Height 28.7 cm incl. base. Estimate EUR 600,Starting price EUR 300,-

396 | TRIPOD VESSEL WITH LID, WESTERN HAN China, 206 BC - 9 AD. Terracotta with original painting. This vessel was not used for cooking, and certainly not as a part of the burial arrangement, but rather served as a symbol for prosperity and status. Characteristic of the vessel is its round form set atop with a three small, but powerful, zoomorphic legs as well as vertically flanging handles located on the sides. The painting, applied onto a dark-gray background, features the colors white, light blue and red soil. The patterns are quite freely and generously painted and derived from those on old bronzes. The painting is especially well preserved on the vaulted lid.

Condition: Complete, age-related condition. The paint well preserved. Provenance: Collection of Herbert Keuper, Germany. Dimensions: Height 16 cm. A very similar, approximately same-sized piece, excavated in Luoyang (Henan) is reproduced in Treasures from the Han, on page 90. Estimate EUR 900,Starting price EUR 450,-

397 | A TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF A GUARDIAN, HAN China, 206 BCâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;220 AD. Elegantly modeled and with original cold painting.

Condition: Patina, wear, losses, and chipping, as expected on an excavation of this age. Provenance: German private collection. Standing on a rectangular acrylic glass base. (2) Weight: 3,762 g. Dimensions: Height 48.1 cm. Estimate EUR 800,Starting price EUR 400,-

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399 | AN OCHRE BROWN-GLAZED POTTERY JAR, TANG 398 | A CELADON GLAZED POTTERY EWER, TANG OR LIAO China, Tang to Liao dynasty (618-1125). Finely modeled with a trumpet-shaped neck and an almost straight vertical spout, the neck and spout connected by an s-shaped vine. The glaze is of an even celadon color, the unglazed sections around the foot and interior revealing the greyish buff ware.

Condition: Intentional crackling, a minor repair to the handle, chipping to the lip repaired as well. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 733.8 g. Dimensions: Height 17.9 cm. Estimate EUR 250,Starting price EUR 125,-

400 | A LIME GREEN-GLAZED POTTERY JAR, TANG China, Tang dynasty (618-907). The jar is of a globular form tapering towards the flat circular base and with an everted lip, the jar covered in a rich lime-green teardrop glaze with some uncovered areas revealing the buff color of the vessel.

China, Tang dynasty (618-907). The jar is of a baluster shape with a short sprawling neck and an everted lip, with three incised parallel circumferential lines on the shoulder, and covered in a rich ochre-brown glaze with the uncovered area around the foot revealing the buff color of the vessel.

Condition: Good condition with spur marks to the base, intentional crackling, minor wear. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 570.1 g. Dimensions: Height 15 cm. Estimate EUR 250,Starting price EUR 125,-

401 | A SANCAI GLAZED POTTERY AMPHORA VASE WITH A MYTHICAL BEAST, 17th CENTURY China, late Ming to early Qing dynasty, 17th century. Standing on a hexagonal base, the body is decorated with a mythical beast to each side, carved and incised in high relief. The looped handles with heads of mythical beasts. Old Chinese collectorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s or merchantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inscription to the base.

Condition: Excellent condition with very little minor chipping. Provenance: French private collection. Condition: Good condition with spur marks to the base, intentional crackling, minor wear. Provenance: English private collection.

Weight: 619.7 g. Dimensions: Height 19.9 cm.

Weight: 454.9 g. Dimensions: Height 11.5 cm.

Estimate EUR 250,Starting price EUR 125,-

Estimate EUR 250,Starting price EUR 125,-

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402 | A PAIR OF RETICULATED SANCAI GLAZED POTTERY BUDDHIST LIONS, LATE MING TO EARLIER QING China, late Ming to earlier Qing dynasty, 17th – 18th century. A heavily potted and classic pair of Buddhist lions, one with a brocade ball and the other with a cub. The rectangular bases are executed in openwork. (2)

Condition: Good condition with minor wear, some chipping and few minor glaze losses. Provenance: From the collection of Georg Weifert (1850-1937). Thence by descent in the same family. Weifert was a Serbo-Austrian industrialist and the first governor of the Federal Bank of the Kingdom of Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia. Weight: 17.2 kg in total. Dimensions: Height 36.0 cm. Estimate EUR 1.500,Starting price EUR 750,-

403 | AN EMERALD GREEN-GLAZED CERAMIC MINIATURE URN, TANG China, 618-907. Of globular shape with a raised circular foot and a lipped rim, modeled with two sinuous dragons chasing flaming pearls in relief, covered with an emerald green glaze with two amber-brown sections around the dragons, with unglazed portions revealing the buff ware.

Condition: Absolutely untouched original condition with no restorations, showing glaze flakes, minor chipping and losses. Provenance: German private collection. Weight: 103.0 g in total. Dimensions: Height 7.1 cm. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

404 | TWO AUBERGINE AND TURQUOISE GLAZED ‘FISH’ ROOF TILES, MING China, 1368-1644. Each fish is modeled from earthenware on a wave form support above the semi-circular tile, with deeply incised tails and scales, raised heads and bulging eyes. With two nicely fitted wood bases. (4)

Condition: Old wear, traces of use, chipping to edges, firing flaws and kiln grit, one with a loss to a section of the tile. Provenance: From a French estate. Weight: 5.8 kg (together, but without bases). Dimensions: Height 32 cm (including bases). Auction result comparison: Compare with a related pair at Christies on September 13th-22nd, 2016, in Chinese Ceramics from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, lot 1816. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

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405 | A CIZHOU YUHUCHUNPING, SONG China, 12-13th century. The generously rounded body rising to a tall neck with elegantly flared rim, freely painted in dark-brown over a creamy-white ground, with double-line borders dividing a broad central frieze of abstracted floral and leave sprays, the brown glaze falling in drips over the short foot revealing the buff ware. Older fitted box. (2)

Condition: Excellent condition with one chip to lip, some old wear and minor surface scratches, several firing imperfections. Provenance: Property from a European private collection. Old three-character collector inscription to base (see image), followed by inventory Nr. 253, all finely painted in black lacquer and covered with layer of transparent varnish for protection. Weight: 573 g. Dimensions: Height 22.2 cm. Auction result comparison: Compare with a related Cizhou Yuhuchunping, dated to the Yuan dynasty, at Sotheby’s New York, on March 19th, 2007, in Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, lot 401. Estimate EUR 1.500,Starting price EUR 750,-

406 | A DING ‘LOTUS’ DISH, SONG China, 12th-13th century. The gently rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted rim, freely carved to the interior with a leafy lotus spray and covered overall in an ivory-white glaze falling in characteristic ‘teardrops’ down the exterior sides.

Condition: Excellent condition with minor wear and firing flaws, the metal rim corroded to the extent of almost dissolution. Provenance: German private collection. Weight: 218.8 g. Dimensions: Diameter 19.5 cm. Auction result comparison: Compare with a closely related dish at Sotheby’s London on November 7th, 2018, in Important Chinese Art, lot 43. Estimate EUR 1.500,Starting price EUR 750,-

407 | A DING WARE EWER, NORTHERN SONG China, 12th-13th century. The conical body rising from a spreading foot to a waisted neck with lipped flaring rim, set with a neatly incised strap handle opposite an elongated tapering spout, covered overall in an ivory-cream glaze pooling to characteristic teardrops.

Condition: Remarkably good condition, especially considering the age of this ewer. Extensive crackling to glaze, possibly with some glaze lines originated after the firing. Old wear and manufacturing flaws. Provenance: German private collection, acquired at Nagel auction (by repute). Weight: 984.1 g. Dimensions: Height 19 cm. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

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409 | A JUNYAO CONICAL BOWL, 13TH-14TH CENTURY China. The ribbed sides rising from a splayed foot, covered in bright lavender-blue glaze highlighted with a deep-purple splash inside, draining to a mushroom tone at the upturned lip, and stopping short of the naked foot revealing the brown ware.

Condition: Excellent condition with wear and traces of use, minor scratching to well, few tiny manufacturing flaws. Provenance: Old English private collection. Weight: 506.9 g. Dimensions: 18.2 cm diameter. Auction result comparison: Compare with another conical Junyao bowl at Christies on March 21st - 29th, 2017, The Art of China, lot 89. Estimate EUR 1.500,Starting price EUR 750,-

408 | A CARVED LONGQUAN CELADON ‘LOTUS’ JAR, YUAN TO EARLY MING China, 13th – 14th century. The barrel-shaped jar with an incised lotus design on the sides above a palm leaf border, the celadon glaze covering both the exterior and the interior, except for the raised circular foot rim revealing the buff ware.

Condition: Superb condition with few minor traces of wear. Provenance: English private estate. Sold by Woolley & Wallis in London on 15 July 2006 for £650 hammer price at Oriental Ceramics and Works of Art, lot 459. Weight: 2,518 g. Dimensions: Height 27.8 cm.

411 | A WHITE GLAZED DEHUA PORCELAIN JAR, MING

Estimate EUR 800,Starting price EUR 400,-

China, 1368-1644. The blanc-de-chine jar of a compressed shape with curved sides, a short cylindrical neck and a raised circular foot rim, the exterior and interior covered in a soft, unctuous white glaze.

410 | A QINGBAI MOLDED CERAMIC BOX AND COVER, SONG TO MING DYNASTY

Condition: Very good condition with minor wear and firing flaws. Provenance: English private collection.

China, Song (960-1279) to Ming (1368-1644) dynasty. This molded ceramic box and cover with Qingbai glaze features a stunning vegetal design in the shape of mushrooms and plants on the interior.

Weight: 1,188 g. Dimensions: Height 15 cm. Diameter neck 9.7 cm. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

Condition: Good condition with very minor chips around the rim and manufacturing flaws on the cover. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Dimensions: Height 6 cm. Diameter 15 cm. Estimate EUR 800,Starting price EUR 400,-

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412 | A BLUE AND WHITE GLAZED PORCELAIN ‘THREE FRIENDS OF WINTER’ GINGER JAR, KANGXI China, 1661-1722. The jar of ovoid shape, painted in cobalt blue with the Three Friends of Winter; pine, bamboo and plum. Old hardwood cover and base executed in openwork. Double circle to the base. (3)

Condition: Good condition with minor old wear, the old hardwood cover with wear and some losses. Provenance: German private collection. Weight: 2,566 g in total. Dimensions: Height 33.2 cm incl. base and cover. Estimate EUR 2.500,Starting price EUR 1.250,-

413 | A BLUE & WHITE BOWL, KANGXI China, 1661-1722. Delicately painted with scenes from ‘Romance of the Western Chamber’.

Condition: One short hairline extending from the lip to the beginning of the well. Still good sound. Some firing imperfections, glaze-scratching and wear. Fritting to lip as expected on these wares, partially with old touch-ups. Provenance: From a reputed Dutch private collection of Chinese porcelain, originally located in Friesland. Old collector label to base bearing the acquisition date ‘92’, the inscription ‘Kang Shi’ and an inventory number. Weight: 262.6 g. Dimensions: 15 cm. Estimate EUR 400,Starting price EUR 200,-

414 | TWO SMALL BLUE AND WHITE GLAZED PORCELAIN DISHES, KANGXI MARK AND PERIOD China, Kangxi four-character marks within double circles to base and of the period, 1661-1722. Both dishes with everted rims and circular foot rings, the smaller with a lobed rim. The larger shows a hunting scene while the other shows a crab in the center surrounded by fish. (2)

Condition: Wear, firing flaws and chipping. Provenance: German private collection. Weight: 185.8 g in total. Dimensions: Diameter 11.3 cm and 13.0 cm. Estimate EUR 200,Starting price EUR 100,-

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415 | A BLUE AND WHITE GLAZED PORCELAIN MEIPING VASE, LATE MING China, 16th-17th century. The vase rising from a splayed foot to a high-shouldered body below a short neck with a lipped rim, covered in a fine blue and white glaze showing geese in a landscape with flowers and reeds above clouds and craggy rocks.

Condition: Excellent condition with firing flaws and minor wear. Provenance: German private collection. Weight: 971.8 g. Dimensions: Height 21.2 cm. Estimate EUR 2.500,Starting price EUR 1.250,-

416 | A BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN ‘ROMANCE OF THE WESTERN CHAMBER’ BOWL, KANGXI China, 1661-1722. The bowl with rounded sides on a slightly tapering foot ring, finely painted with various scenes from the famous Romance of the Western Chamber on the exterior and well. Associated wood base. (2)

Condition: Fritting and chips to the rim with old fillings, hairlines, firing flaws and extensive wear. Provenance: Old Dutch private collection. By repute acquired before 1980. Old collector’s label to the base. Weight: 507.1 g excl. base. Dimensions: Height 8.2 cm (the bowl). Diameter 19.1 cm (the bowl). Height 2.2 cm (the base). Diameter 11.6 cm (the base). Estimate EUR 400,Starting price EUR 200,-

417 | A BRUSH WASHER, KANGXI China, 1661-1722. The small vessel sturdily potted and supported by a shallow tapered foot, the sides with a deep powder-blue glaze, the white-glazed base with double rings in underglaze blue.

Condition: Perfect condition. Some kiln grit in the well. Few minuscule firing flaws and old wear. Provenance: From a private Edinburgh, Scotland, collection. Inventory number “ACD.2106.TF35.20” painted with black ink in small characters to base, most likely from a previous museum deaccession. Weight: 50.7 g. Dimensions: Diameter 84 mm. Estimate EUR 1.200,Starting price EUR 600,-

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418 | A GILT-DECORATED POWDER-BLUE GLAZED BALUSTER VASE, KANGXI China, 1661-1722. The vase of hexagonal baluster form, the body finely painted in gold with mountainous landscape scenes on each side, separated by bamboo, the waisted neck with further bamboo on one side and a vase with lotus on the other, flanked by stylized dragon handles.

Condition: The handles and neck with restorations, significant wear to the gilding. Provenance: From the collection of Georg Weifert (1850-1937). Thence by descent in the same family. Weifert was a Serbo-Austrian industrialist and the first governor of the Federal Bank of the Kingdom of Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia. Weight: 3,408 g. Dimensions: Height 40.7 cm. Auction result comparison: Compare with a pair of very similar vases offered at Bonhamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s London, New Bond Street on 7 November 2019 in Fine Chinese Art, lot 74. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

419 | A PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN CUPS WITH MATCHING PLATES, KANGXI China, 1661-1722. Painted with floral motifs, the rims slightly lobed. One set with a flower mark in a double circle medallion to base. (4)

Condition: Small chips around lip or base, minor firing flaws. One dish with a larger chip and crack. Provenance: Austrian Private collection. Weight: 70 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 124 g. Dimensions: Diameter plates c. 13 cm. Height cups c. 5 cm. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

420 | A BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN BALUSTER VASE, KANGXI China, 1661-1722. Nicely painted with intense cobalt blue above a white ground to depict tendrils and flowers arranged in reserves. The lid missing.

Condition: Good condition with one nearly unnoticeable chip to base. Provenance: Austrian Private collection. Weight: 308 g. Dimensions: Height 14.5 cm. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

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421 | A GROUP OF 13 PORCELAIN PLATES Japan and China, Kangxi period (1661-1722) to 19th century. Consisting of seven 19th century plates, five of them painted in underglaze cobalt blue, one with a mark to base, and two Imari plates attractively decorated, one with an apocryphal Wanli mark to base and the second with an inscription “rich long life” to base. Four blue and white Kangxi lobed plates, one with a Kangxi mark to base. And finally, two Japanese plates, the first with raised rim and underglaze blue decoration mixed with enamel painting; the second a very rare plate worked in two techniques, the center worked in cloisonné and the borders painted in underglaze cobalt blue, the base with a Japanese inscription, possibly Seto ware. (13)

Condition: Traces of use and wear, minor firing flaws, some with small chips and hairlines and a couple with old repaired chips. Provenance: Austrian Private collection. Weight: 50-507 g. Dimensions: Diameter 10 - 24 cm. Estimate EUR 1.300,Starting price EUR 650,-

422 | FIVE PAIRS OF BLUE AND WHITE CUPS WITH MATCHING PLATES China, Kangxi to 19th century. Skillfully painted in underglaze cobalt blue with court scenes, landscapes and floral designs, three sets with lobed rims and two pairs of plates with Kangxi marks in a double circle medallion to the base. (10)

Condition: Traces of use and wear, minor firing flaws, some with small chips around lip and base. Provenance: Austrian Private collection. Weight: 34 – 128 g. Dimensions: Diameter plates 11 – 13 cm. Height cups 3.5 – 6.5 cm. Estimate EUR 2.000,Starting price EUR 1.000,-

423 | A GROUP OF FIVE BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN BOWLS China, Kangxi (1661-1722) to late 19th century. Consisting of three Kangxi period bowls, two smaller with lobed rim, floral designs and marks in a double circle medallion to the base. The larger painted with flowers and butterflies, marked in a double circle medallion to the base; and two 19th century bowls, the smaller one with a rocky landscape with a house, the other depicting five clawed dragons, the base with a mark reading “Man Tang Fu Ji”. (5)

Condition: Traces of use and wear, chips to lip or base, minor firing flaws and hairlines. Provenance: Austrian Private collection. Weight: 40 – 248 g. Dimensions: Diameter 4 – 7 cm. Estimate EUR 750,Starting price EUR 375,-

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424 | A FAMILLE VERTE PHOENIX BOTTLE VASE, KANGXI China, 1661-1722. The ribbed body flaring towards a slender neck with a sprawling lip. Finely enameled and gilt with a flying phoenix amid bands and scrolls of flowers with their vines and leaves.

Condition: The lip with filled chips. Associated forked hairline to neck, also with small fillings. Old wear and abrasions. Provenance: Old French collection. Old paper label to base inscribed â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Kang Hsi 1661-1722â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Weight: 1160.2 g. Dimensions: Height 26.2 cm. Estimate EUR 1.200,Starting price EUR 600,-

425 | A FAMILLE VERTE VASE, QING China, 18th-19th century. The bangchuiping with a bambooshaped neck. Neatly painted in vivid enamels with a circumferential depiction of two noble ladies playing with a boy in a court garden.

Condition: Excellent condition. Some firing imperfections and old wear. Provenance: From a Hungarian collection. Weight: 795.7 g. Dimensions: Height 23.2 cm. Estimate EUR 800,Starting price EUR 400,-

426 | A FAMILLE VERTE BISCUIT DISH, KANGXI China, 1661-1722. Painted in green, yellow and aubergine enamels with peonies in a lobed medallion growing from a daihu rock and several butterflies. The back with Buddhist treasures and leaf mark.

Condition: Some fritting to rim as typical for wares from this period. Otherwise excellent condition with some wear especially to the well. Good, deep sound. Provenance: Dutch private collection. Weight: 472.6 g. Dimensions: Diameter 24.8 cm. Interestingly, the enameled leaf mark is painted above a blue fouror six-character script mark, possibly an apocryphal Chenghua mark. Estimate EUR 400,Starting price EUR 200,-

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428 | A PAIR OF EMERALD GREEN GLAZED POTTERY PEACH FORM WATER DROPPERS, KANGXI China, 1661-1722. The water droppers appear almost like teapots due to the curved spouts and prominent handles. One of the water droppers features a rare handle in the form of a boy. The unglazed feet revealing the buff ware. (2)

Condition: Firing flaws and minor chipping, some glaze losses, old wear and traces of use. Provenance: French private collection. Weight: 357.5 g in total. Dimensions: Height 8.7 cm and 9.5 cm. Estimate EUR 400,Starting price EUR 200,-

427 | AN EMERALD GREEN GLAZED POTTERY ‘WEIQI PLAYERS’ BITONG, KANGXI China, Kangxi period (1661-1722). The small bamboo-shaped brush pot is finely incised with a depiction of scholars playing weiqi on one side and three sages on the other. Covered in an appealing emerald-green glaze, with the foot rim and lower part of the interior left unglazed.

Condition: Chipping with old filling to the foot rim and lip, spur marks to the well, also firing flaws, minor wear and few surface scratches. Provenance: French estate. Weight: 179.4 g. Dimensions: Height 10.5 cm. Diameter 6.4 cm. Estimate EUR 400,Starting price EUR 200,-

430 | A ‘SQUIRRELS AND GRAPES’ PORCELAIN BRUSH REST, KANGXI China, 1661-1722. The reticulated porcelain brush rest finely modelled to depict three squirrels on top of a bunch of grapes with branches and leaves in the front as well as flowers and a craggy rock on the back, covered with a crackled deep turquoise glaze.

Condition: Good condition with wear and minor chipping. Provenance: French private estate. Weight: 84.6 g. Dimensions: Length 10.5 cm Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

429 | A PAIR OF EMERALD GREEN GLAZED POTTERY BUDDHIST LION WATER DROPPERS, KANGXI China, 1661-1722. The Buddhist lions finely incised to show amusing expressions, the unglazed portions revealing the buff ware. (2)

Condition: Some glaze losses as well as black ink soiling indicating extensive use. Provenance: French private collection. Weight: 138.5 g in total. Dimensions: Height 5 cm each. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

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431 | A ROBIN’S-EGG GLAZED GU, QING China, 18th-19th century. The body with a bulbous middle section between two raised fillets, rising from a tall splayed foot to a trumpet mouth, overall with an unctuous, mottled turquoise-blue glaze. Archaistic leiwen and palm leaf decor in high relief.

Condition: Excellent condition with only minor wear. The inner of the vase with extensive calcification from former usage. Scattered small pits and other minor firing flaws. Provenance: Private collection, Hessen, Germany, acquired in the 1960s/70s and thence by descent in the same family. Weight: 624.6 g. Dimensions: Height 21.4 cm. Illegible six-character mark incised to base. Auction result comparison: Compare with a related Gu at Sotheby’s Hong Kong on May 30th, 2019, in Chinese Art, lot 463. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

432 | A YONGZHENG MARK & PERIOD BOWL China, 1723-1735. The deep rounded sides rising from a short foot, covered overall with a rich jilan sacrificial blue glaze thinning to white at rim and foot, the base with the mark in underglaze blue.

Condition: Superb condition. Some glaze scratches especially to the inside of the bowl. Very minor firing imperfections. Provenance: French private collection. Old label with inscription “7 2 /59” possibly referring to the original acquisition date. A second label bears the inscription “Lille, France”. A third paper label bears an illegible inventory number. Weight: 303 g. Dimensions: Diameter 16.2 cm. Among the imperial altars at which the emperors personally made sacrifices was the Tiantan (Altar of Heaven), which would have blue vessels - hence jilan or ‚sacrificial blue‘ glaze. Estimate EUR 2.000,Starting price EUR 1.000,-

433 | A CELADON STEM CUP, QING China, 19th century. The four-lobed vessel is covered overall by a sumptuous olive-green glaze with extensive crackling. The inner of the trumpet-shaped foot bears the same glaze. The well is recessed.

Condition: Excellent condition with only minor manufacturing flaws and some old wear. Provenance: Previously J.M. Hu Collection, sold via Christies. Hungarian private collection. Two labels to base. Weight: 634.6 g. Dimensions: Diameter 15.5 cm. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

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434 | A RARE FLAMBÉ MEIPING, QING China, 1644-1912. The heavily potted vase rising from a slightly splayed foot to a high-shouldered body below a short, waisted neck, covered overall in a rich purplish-red glaze with lavender streaks thinning to mushroom around the mouth.

Condition: Very good condition with some firing flaws, one particularly at the neck, the glaze with some fritting around the foot rim as common for this type of wares. Some wear. Provenance: Canadian private collection. Weight: 2833.7 g. Dimensions: Height 29.7 cm. The recessed base with a brown glaze and a broad, unglazed foot rim. Intentional crackling to inside of neck. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

435 | A COPPER-RED GLAZED BEEHIVE WATER POT, QING China, 18th – earlier 19th century. The domed body is covered with an unctuous, crushed strawberry-red glaze thinning to a mushroom tone on the lipped rim. The recessed base with a thin ochre glaze.

Condition: Excellent condition with only minor fritting to foot. Provenance: The Douglas Wright collection. Acquired by the current owner from the above. Remainders of old collector’s label to base. Weight: 69.7 g. Dimensions: Height 5.4 cm. Auction result comparison: Compare with a closely related water pot at Christies on Junly 13th - 20th, 2017, in The Art of China, lot 22. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

436 | A DOUBLE GOURD VASE, HULUPING, REPUBLIC China, first half of the 20th century. Finely enameled with scrolling lotus and lampions above a pale-yellow ground. The shoulders with dragon masks and movable rings. The lobed neck with two ruyi bands, the base with a lappet and ruyi border.

Condition: The base drilled through the apocryphal Qianlong seal mark. The lip and dragon masks with small repairs. Provenance: From a French private estate. Weight: 2572.8 g. Dimensions: Height 38.2 cm. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

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437 | A BLUE AND WHITE TIANQIU PING, QING China, 19th century. The sides painted in densely composed lotus scrolls and dragon-pair and lingzhi medallions, all between ornate scrolls and borders of archaistic blades, lappets, waves, ruyi and key fret. The base with a six-character Qianlong seal mark.

Condition: Excellent condition with minor wear only. Minor firing flaws. Provenance: By repute Sothebyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s London, July 26th, 1984, lot 228. A private collection, London, acquired from the above and thence by descent in the same family (the auction catalog could not be located). Weight: 2798 g. Dimensions: Height 34.8 cm. Sturdily potted and with an unctuous glaze, traditional shape consisting of a thin cylindrical neck tapering to a body of pear shape supported by an unglazed, raised foot encircling the recessed, glazed base. Literature comparison: For other examples of similarly dense and baroque-influenced late Qing scroll work, see the blue and white square vase with birds and flowers in the Beijing Palace Museum collection dated to the Tongzhi reign (Gugong Bowuyuan Cang Wenwu Zhenpin Daxi: Qinghua Youlihong (Shang) Shanghai Kexue Jishu Chuban She, Shangwu Yinshuguan (Hong Kong), Geng Baochang ed., page 169). The Beijing Museum collection also has numerous other examples of 19th century pieces with similar high-quality kiln and glaze control, many of which stand well in comparison with their 18th century prototypes. Auction result comparison: Compare with a related Tianqiu Ping from the Estate of George Edwin Burnell at Bonhamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s San Francisco on December 11th, 2012, in Asian Decorative Arts, lot 8008.

438 | A BLUE AND WHITE GINGER JAR, QING China, 19th century. The ginger jar of an ovoid shape with an intense, deep cobalt blue painting of a court scene with four attendants with bamboo and craggy rocks. With an associated old hardwood lid with pierced shou characters, a symbol of longevity and happiness.

Condition: Good condition with firing flaws and minor wear. Provenance: English private estate. Weight: 2,358 g. Dimensions: Height 27.5 cm. Estimate EUR 800,Starting price EUR 400,-

Estimate EUR 1.500,Starting price EUR 750,-

439 | A BLUE AND WHITE GINGER JAR, QING China, 19th century. The ginger jar of an ovoid shape painted with warriors and an official meeting in a landscape amid pine trees between a ruyi border at the top and a lappet border at the bottom.

Condition: Good condition with firing flaws and minor wear. Provenance: English private estate Weight: 3,110 g. Dimensions: Height 28.2 cm. Estimate EUR 800,Starting price EUR 400,-

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440 | A BLUE AND WHITE ‘ICE-CRACK’ GLAZED YEN-YEN VASE, QING China, 1644-1912. The phoenix-tail vase painted in cobalt blue and white with plum blossoms. Double circle on the base.

Condition: Good condition with minor wear, a hairline on the lip, and firing flaws. Provenance: German private collection. Weight: 1,984 g in total. Dimensions: Height 35.3 cm. Estimate EUR 1.500,Starting price EUR 750,-

442 | A TRANSITIONAL BLUE & WHITE BITONG, QING China, 1644-1912. The massively potted brush pot delicately painted in deep cobalt-blue to depict two birds, one sitting on the gnarled branch of a blooming cherry tree. Round recessed base.

Condition: Good condition with some wear, fritting to lip and several manufacturing imperfections. Provenance: The estate of William Lipton, New York. Old label with inventory number 6195. Over the past 25 years, Lipton owned one of the most recognizable Manhattan art galleries. He was also a seasoned art collector with a deep passion for Chinese porcelain.

441 | A PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE YEN YEN VASES, LATE QING OR REPUBLIC China. Of baluster form and finely painted in dense blue with scholars and fishermen in mountainous river landscapes with numerous trees and pavilions in the background. Cloud borders to lip and rim. The bases with double circle marks. (2)

Condition: Fine condition with some wear and minor firing flaws. Provenance: From a private collection. Weight: 8.6 kg (both together). Dimensions: Height 46.8 cm each. Estimate EUR 1.500,Starting price EUR 750,-

443 | A BLUE AND WHITE LOBED BOWL, KANGXI China, 1661 – 1722. Porcelain decorated in cobalt blue under the glaze with a dense scene depicting birds perched on branches, the bottom with a mark within a double circle.

Weight: 994.6 g. Dimensions: Height 15.8 cm.

Condition: Broken into two pieces and restored, touch-ups and wear. Provenance: Austrian collection.

Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

Weight: 128 g. Dimensions: Diameter 11 cm. Estimate EUR 100,Starting price EUR 50,-

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444 | A BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN MIXED LOT, QING China, 19th century. Consisting of two small lidded boxes formerly used to store seal paste and a bottle vase. One box painted with a dragon, the base with a four-character apocryphal Qianlong mark. The second box painted with a goose; the base marked Jiangxi. The bottle vase depicting abstract designs. (3)

Condition: Overall good condition. The vase with firing imperfections and a short hairline to lip that extends to the neck. The goose box with a tiny chip to base. Provenance: Austrian Private collection. Weight: 68 – 210 g. Dimensions: 30 – 16.5 cm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

445 | A LANGYAO GLAZED AND GILT-PAINTED BOTTLE VASE, QING China, 1644-1912. The vase with a long neck and a globular body on a circular foot rim, the cherry red glaze fading along the neck to a colorless glaze that continues onto the interior and covers the recessed base, the gilt painting above the glaze showing scrolls, lotus, dragons with lappet, ruyi, wave and key fret borders as well as the Eight Chinese Symbols (bajixiang).

Condition: Single drilling to base, intentional crackling, some chipping to the foot rim and minor abrasions to the golf. Provenance: From the collection of Georg Weifert (1850-1937). Thence by descent in the same family. Weifert was a SerboAustrian industrialist and the first governor of the Federal Bank of the Kingdom of Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia. Weight: 2,492 g. Dimensions: Height 34.4 cm. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

447 | A YELLOW AND GREEN-GLAZED ‘PEONIES AND PEACHES’ BOWL, REPUBLIC

446 | A PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN CUPS, REPUBLIC China, 1912-1949. Each with flared sides, finely painted on the exterior with various scenes showing craggy rocks, bamboo, dignitaries and attendants in gardens and on the interior with landscapes showing huts and fishermen in boats. Apocryphal six-character Kangxi mark to the base.

Condition: Excellent condition with minor wear. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 283.2 g in total. Dimensions: Height 5.6 cm each. Estimate EUR 800,Starting price EUR 400,-

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China, 1912-1949. Finely incised and glazed in green depicting two birds amid a fruiting peach tree and flowering branches issuing from rockwork above grass, all on a rich yellow ground. Apocryphal Qianlong mark to the base.

Condition: Excellent condition with minor wear and few firing flaws. Provenance: Old “Bernheimer Collection” label on the interior. Weight: 127.0 g in total. Dimensions: Height 6.4 cm. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-


448 | A RARE DRAGON BOWL, GUANGXU MARK & PERIOD China, 1875-1908. Guangxu six-character mark painted in iron red to the base and of the period. Painted in vivid Famille Rose enamels and iron-red medallions with two pairs of confronting dragons and phoenixes surrounded by flying bats and swirling clouds.

Condition: Excellent condition with only minor wear. Some wear to foot rim. Good sound lasting for 2-3 seconds. Provenance: Swiss private collection. Weight: 300.9 g. Dimensions: 16.7 cm. Note the finely painted Five Bats medallion inside the well. Also remarkable is the white enameling of the dragon’s claws and the bat’s wingtips applied in high relief, a technique that was very popular with iron-red dragon plates and bowls during this period. Estimate EUR 800,Starting price EUR 400,-

449 | A LARGE FAMILLE ROSE ‘PHEASANT’ JARDINIERE, QING China, 18th century. The circular porcelain vessel finely enameled with a pair of pheasants facing each other while standing on rockwork beside magnificent flowering peonies, the reverse with springing lingzhi. The everted lip painted with blue flower sprays.

Condition: Perfect condition with only minimal wear, few tiny firing flaws, some old soiling and calcification inside and at the base near the piercing. Provenance: From an east coast private estate, USA. Weight: 1283.1 g. Dimensions: Diameter 23 cm. The base with an intentionally drilled piercing at the center. Estimate EUR 400,Starting price EUR 200,-

450 | A LARGE BUTTERFLY BOWL, DAOGUANG MARK AND PERIOD Daoguang seal mark in iron red to base and of the period (18211850). Foliate gilt rim, vibrantly enameled with four large butterflies amongst lotus, peony, prunus, chrysanthemum, finger citron and melons, the interior with a bat and peaches.

Condition: Good condition with old wear mostly inside the bowl, some scratches to base, one microscopic nibble to lip, the gilding to lip partially worn off, few firing flaws. Long, deep and lasting sound (4-5 seconds). Provenance: From an old English private collection. Incised collector’s mark to glaze (see detail image online). Weight: 686 g. Dimensions: 21.8 cm diameter. Auction result comparison: Compare with a pair of related yet smaller butterfly bowls from the same period at Sotheby’s Hong Kong on November 30th, 2017, in Chinese Art, lot 649. Estimate EUR 800,Starting price EUR 400,-

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451 | AN IRON-RED AND GILT ENAMELED PORCELAIN ‘THOUSAND BUTTERFLIES’ PLATE, QING China, 1644-1912. The plate covered with a white glaze and decorated in iron-red, gilt and polychrome enamels with the ‘thousand butterflies’ pattern.

Condition: Excellent condition with minimal wear and some firing flaws. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 468.1 g. Dimensions: Diameter 24.5 cm. Estimate EUR 150,Starting price EUR 75,-

452 | A CANTON SCHOOL FAMILLE ROSE GILT BOWL, LATE QING China, late Qing dynasty (1644-1912). The bowl with a raised circular foot rim, enameled in famille rose colors and gilt depicting court scenes, framed by gilt key fret patterns on the interior, the border around the gilt rim with flowers and butterflies on the interior and exterior.

Condition: Excellent condition with only minor wear. Provenance: Swiss private collection. Old collector’s inscription to base. Weight: 531.0 g. Dimensions: Height 8.2 cm. Diameter 20.1 cm. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

453 | A PAIR OF CANTON ENAMEL PLATES WITH COURT SCENES, QING

454 | A QING DYNASTY PORCELAIN PLATE, QING

China, Qing dynasty (1644-1912). The enameled copper plates with rounded sides showing court scenes with dignitaries and attendants in garden landscapes with pine and other trees as well as craggy rocks. Hallmarks to the undersides. (2)

China, late 19th century. Finely enameled painting on turquoise ground. Depiction of various court officials and flower vases in the well, as well as several inscriptions in gold, the border with peonies and butterflies.

Condition: Heavily damaged and restored. Provenance: From the collection of Georg Weifert (1850-1937). Thence by descent in the same family. Weifert was a SerboAustrian industrialist and the first governor of the Federal Bank of the Kingdom of Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia. Old merchant labels to the undersides. (2)

Condition: Several hairlines, a few touched up chips. Provenance: Austrian private collection.

Weight: 838.6 g in total. Dimensions: Diameter 21.3 cm each. Estimate EUR 150,Starting price EUR 75,-

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Dimensions: Diameter 26 cm. Estimate EUR 800,Starting price EUR 400,-


455 | AN ORMOLU-MOUNTED CELADON GLAZED AND ENAMEL PAINTED VASE, QING China, the vase Qing dynasty (1644-1912), the mounts c. 1900. The vase with a compressed, globular body, a tapered cylindrical neck, and an everted rim, all painted with butterflies and chrysanthemum, the sides also with Shoulao, a boy, dignitaries, and attendants as well as two raised chilong.

Condition: Old repairs to the porcelain base, wear, minor losses. Provenance: From the collection of Georg Weifert (1850-1937). Thence by descent in the same family. Weifert was a Serbo-Austrian industrialist and the first governor of the Federal Bank of the Kingdom of Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia. Weight: 4,046 g. Dimensions: Height 35.6 cm. Estimate EUR 1.500,Starting price EUR 750,-

456 | A PAIR OF YELLOW-GROUND ENAMELLED â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;LANDSCAPEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; BOWLS, REPUBLIC China, late 19th - early 20th century. Finely potted with thin walls, slightly sprawling and gilt lip, raised foot rim and Qianlong seal marks to base. Each deep bowl vibrantly enameled in Qianlong Imperial style with various floral sprays amid their leaves and tendrils, including orchid, peony, prunus, chrysanthemum and magnolia, all reserved on a bright yellow ground, as well as three round medallions with various landscape scenes in summer, fall and winter. The foot rim with a neatly painted key fret border. The base and the inside enameled with a bright turquoise glaze. The seal marks painted in iron red. (2)

Condition: Excellent condition with only minimal wear, gilding to rims slightly rubbed off, one foot with a minimal nibble. Provenance: American private collection. Weight: 284 g and 269 g. Dimensions: 16.8 cm diameter each. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

457 | A CANTON ENAMEL PORCELAIN VASE, QING China, 1644-1912. The vase with bulbous sides, a recessed circular base and a lobed everted lip, with coiled Buddhist lions and chilong in high relief, showing scenes possibly from Water Margin, one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature.

Condition: One loss to the lip visibly and professionally filled (no spraying), otherwise excellent condition with some wear and traces of use. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 2,422 g. Dimensions: Height 38.0 cm. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

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458 | A PAIR OF DEHUA BEAKER VASES, GU China, 17th – 18th century. The tall cylindrical bodies rising from spreading feet to trumpet mouthes, with rounded central sections, each between four thin molded fillets, the fine white bodies covered in warm ivory glazes.

Condition: One vase with a short hairline of 1cm to lip, the other with a small chip of 1cm to base repaired. Overall very good condition with old wear, traces of use and some kiln grit and firing flaws. Provenance: From a French private collection. Old collector’s inventory number “P.2.25” painted to the base of one of the vases. Old paper label at the side of the other vase. Weight: 691.9 and 695.2 g. Dimensions: Height 25 cm each. The recessed bases each with a studio mark in a rectangular reserve, the foot rim and parts of the interior unglazed. (2) Auction result comparison: Compare with a related dehua gu at Sotheby’s New York on March 20th, 2019, in Important Chinese Art, lot 743. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

459 | A DEHUA PORCELAIN CENSER, KANGXI China, 1661-1722. The blanc-de-chine incense burner has a compressed body with curved sides flanked by lion mask handles, a lipped rim as well as a raised circular foot rim.

Condition: Chipping with old filling to the foot rim and lip, spur marks to the well, also firing flaws, minor wear and few surface scratches. Provenance: French estate. Weight: 585.8 g. Dimensions: Height 6.5 cm. Diameter 12 cm. Auction result comparison: Compare with a very similar censer, but from the 17th century, sold at Christie’s New York for USD 3,500 gross on 13 February 2018 in JF Chen Collection, lot 180. Estimate EUR 250,Starting price EUR 125,-

460 | A DEHUA CENSER, 17TH/18TH CENTURY China, 17th/18th century. Neatly potted in imitation of bronze. Compressed spherical form, the rounded sides rising from a spreading foot to an everted rim, with two applied and incised lionmask handles.

Condition: Good condition with old wear. Minor firing flaws especially to the masks. Microscopic nibbling and two small chips to lip. Provenance: From an old French private collection. Weight: 657.7 g. Dimensions: Diameter 16 cm. Four spur marks inside the well. Entirely covered in an even ivorycolored glaze. Compare with a closely related Dehua censer, of similar size and with similar masks, sold at Sotheby’s London in ‘Important Chinese Art’ on May 16th, 2018, lot 22. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

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461 | A WHITE GLAZED DEHUA PORCELAIN FIGURE OF GUANYIN AND CHILD, QING China, 1644-1912. The deity and child show peaceful expressions with downcast eyes and benevolent smiles and are standing on a base modeled as a cliff with swirling waves and lotus flowers under Guanyin, dressed in a voluminous robe and a bejeweled necklace over her entire body.

Condition: One old repair on the childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hands, small firing cracks, minuscule chipping and losses. Provenance: From the collection of Georg Weifert (1850-1937). Thence by descent in the same family. Weifert was a Serbo-Austrian industrialist and the first governor of the Federal Bank of the Kingdom of Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia. Weight: 1,370 g. Dimensions: Height 23.5 cm. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

462 | A DEHUA PORCELAIN BOWL, 17th CENTURY China, late Ming to early Qing dynasty, 17th century. The blanc-dechine bowl has rounded sides that flare from the low foot to the lipped rim and except for the unglazed foot rim is covered with a thick, unctuous white glaze.

Condition: Good condition with firing flaws, minor wear and surface scratches. Provenance: French estate. Weight: 653.1 g. Dimensions: Height 6 cm. Diameter 16 cm. Estimate EUR 100,Starting price EUR 50,-

463 | A WHITE GLAZED DEHUA PORCELAIN FIGURE OF BUDAI, QING China, 1644-1912. The Laughing Buddha is wearing a long, flowing garment and holding his characteristic cloth sack, a rosary with a double-gourd bottle around his neck. The exuberantly joyful face with openwork and incisions.

Condition: Good condition with minor wear as well as firing flaws. Provenance: From the collection of Georg Weifert (1850-1937). Thence by descent in the same family. Weifert was a Serbo-Austrian industrialist and the first governor of the Federal Bank of the Kingdom of Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia. Weight: 1,580 g. Dimensions: Height 20.2 cm. Estimate EUR 1.500,Starting price EUR 750,-

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464 | A WHITE GLAZED DEHUA PORCELAIN FIGURE OF GUANYIN, QING China, 1644-1912. Seated in royal ease on a rocky base, her left hand cradling a ruyi scepter, wearing voluminous robes with a cowl as well as a lotus necklace, an alms bowl beside her. Impressed two-character mark and remains of an old collector’s lacquer inscription on the back.

Condition: Very good condition with old wear and traces of use. Provenance: Italian private collection. Weight: 2,382 g. Dimensions: Height 32.3 cm. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

465 | A GE WARE MEIPING VASE, QING China, 19th century. The heavy vase covered with a grayish white stoneware glaze intentionally showing a closely crackled pattern, with mottled ochre inclusions, the recessed base also glazed.

Condition: Excellent condition with only minor wear and firing imperfections. Some kiln grit to base. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Acquired before 1980. Weight: 1,380 g. Dimensions: Height 27.8 cm. Estimate EUR 250,Starting price EUR 125,-

466 | A WHITE GLAZED DEHUA PORCELAIN ‘BOY’ PILLOW, EARLY QING China, early Qing dynasty, 17th – 18th century. The blanc-de-chine porcelain pillow beautifully modelled as a boy lying on his belly and looking to the side with sleepy and yet still curious eyes.

Condition: One firing crack to base, old wear and traces of use, otherwise very good condition. Provenance: From the collection of Georg Weifert (1850-1937). Thence by descent in the same family. Weifert was a Serbo-Austrian industrialist and the first governor of the Federal Bank of the Kingdom of Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia. Weight: 1,726 g. Dimensions: Height 31.8 cm. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

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467 | A SMALL PORCELAIN PLAQUE, QING China, late 19th- early 20th century. Overall covered in a sapphireblue glaze, the plaque depicts a finely modeled and detailed scene with a horse and rider near a massive craggy rock from which a wutong tree is springing. Two small seal marks impressed to lower left corner.

Condition: Good condition with some old wear and a microscopic nick to one of the horses ear. Provenance: French Private Collection. Weight: 444.4 g. Dimensions: 17.2 x 13.1 mm. Estimate EUR 250,Starting price EUR 125,-

469 | A CARVED CELADON PORCELAIN â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;PHOENIXâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; VASE, LATE QING TO REPUBLIC

468 | A BLACK-GROUND FAMILLE ROSE VASE, TIANQIUPING

China, 1850-1930 or earlier. The vase neatly potted with a bulbous body, tapering towards the circular foot, and an everted lip. The sides with two medallions showing carved phoenixes in shallow relief.

China, 20th century. The vase densely painted in famille rose and iron-red enamels with dragons and flowers on a black ground, the rim, interior and base with a white glaze, apocryphal Qianlong mark to the base.

Condition: Some firing flaws, old wear, otherwise perfect condition. Provenance: Austrian private estate. By repute acquired in the local market before 1980.

Condition: Good condition with old wear, traces of use and some firing flaws. Provenance: Austrian private collection.

The glaze of an even pale celadon tone with only the background of the phoenix medallions slightly darker. The foot with a glazed, recessed base.

Weight: 8.1 kg. Dimensions: Height 54.5 cm. Estimate EUR 800,Starting price EUR 400,-

Weight: 651.9 g. Dimensions: Height 19.1 cm. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

470 | A GE WARE WATER POT, PINGGUOZUN, QING China, 19th century. The heavy vessel covered with a grayish white stoneware glaze on the interior and exterior, intentionally showing a closely crackled pattern, the slightly recessed base also glazed.

Condition: Excellent condition with only minor wear and firing imperfections. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Acquired before 1980. Weight: 576.5 g. Dimensions: Height 8.7 cm. Estimate EUR 250,Starting price EUR 125,-

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471 | A DELICATE FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN GROUP OF CHILDREN, QING China, 1644-1912. Porcelain with overglaze enamels. This charming Famille Rose porcelain figurine shows three boys in colorful dress. One is balancing on the shoulders of the other two and we also see a small cylindrical vase in his right hand. There a dried flower or incense stick can be placed. On the underside, we find collector’s numbers and codes.

Condition: Restoration to neck and vase at central boy, minor abrasion. Provenance: Austrian Private Collection. Dimensions: Height 9.5 cm, Width 6.5 cm. Estimate EUR 150,Starting price EUR 75,-

472 | A MOLDED PORCELAIN COURT LADY, QING China, 19th century. Depiction of a noble lady holding bowl of fruit and standing on a square base. Enameled in turquoise, aubergine, sapphire-blue and iron-red. Fine detail work.

Condition: The head was once broken off and has been professionally reattached. Otherwise good condition with only minor wear and some minuscule firing imperfections. Provenance: From the private collection of an Austrian restorer. Acquired pre-1980. Weight: 94.5 g. Dimensions: Height 12.5 cm. Estimate EUR 150,Starting price EUR 75,-

474 | A BISCUIT FIGURE OF GUANDI, MING China, 16th-17th century. The finely modelled warlord is seated in full armor on a throne, wearing a helmet, covered with a green, turquoise, brown and aubergine glaze. The face, hands and feet left unglazed. Wooden base. (2)

473 | A MOLDED PORCELAIN FIGURE, QING China, 19th century. Depiction of a nobleman holding a scepter and standing on an openwork base. Enameled in turquoise, aubergine and yellow. Nice accentuation through glaze dripping.

Condition: Minute chips to foot and backside of helmet, glaze flakes and firing flaws, old wear. Provenance: Eymery & Cie., Rue St-Honoré, Paris. A private collection, by repute acquired from the above. Old paper label to wooden base, inscribed “Ming 1368-1644”.

Condition: Absolutely perfect condition. Provenance: From the private collection of an Austrian restorer. Acquired pre-1980.

Weight: 900.2 g (not including base). Dimensions: Height 23.5 cm (not including base).

Weight: 106.9 g. Dimensions: Height 12 cm.

Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

Estimate EUR 150,Starting price EUR 75,-

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475 | A FAHUA GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF GUANYIN, 17th CENTURY China, late Ming to early Qing dynasty (1644-1912), 17th century. The goddess of mercy seated on a Buddhist lion and striking a pose of royal ease, wearing a long flowing garment as well as a bodhisattva crown.

Condition: Old touch-ups to glaze losses, wear, traces of age and use, otherwise in good condition. Provenance: French private collection. Weight: 634.9 g. Dimensions: Height 21.5 cm. Estimate EUR 400,Starting price EUR 200,-

476 | A FAMILLE VERTE BISCUIT PORCELAIN FIGURE OF GUANYIN, KANGXI China, 1661-1722. The bodhisattva of compassion seated LQbUDMDOLWDVDQDDQGZHDULQJDQHODERUDWHIORZLQJUREHILQHO\SDLQWHG in famille verte colors, the hair tied in a top-knot is skillfully incised and covered by a cowl.

Condition: Some wear and minor chipping as well as firing flaws and intentional crackling. Provenance: English private collection. Weight: 894 g. Dimensions: Height 24.2 cm. Estimate EUR 400,Starting price EUR 200,-

477 | A BISCUIT-GLAZED FAMILLE VERTE FIGURE, KANGXI China, 1661-1722. Humorous depiction of a boy carrying a smaller child on his back, both with gleeful expressions on their faces, the larger figure wearing a necklace and robes enameled with floral sprays, a rank badge and crane roundels.

Condition: Old restoration to neck of small child. Besides that, fine condition with some wear and traces of use, few tiny nibbles to base. Provenance: A private estate. Weight: 947.6 g. Dimensions: Height 25.3 cm. Estimate EUR 400,Starting price EUR 200,-

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478 | A FAMILLE VERTE ROULEAU VASE, QING

479 | A LARGE FAMILLE ROSE GU VASE, QING

China, 19th century. Finely painted in crisp yellow and aubergine enamels against a lustrous green ground with a pair of pheasants and quails amid other birds, flowers, butterflies and rockwork.

China, 1644-1912. The vase is painted in famille rose colors with court scenes, birds, butterflies, flowers, and auspicious items. With an antique hardwood base. (2)

Condition: Fine condition with only minor wear. One chip to inner foot rim. Some firing imperfections and minor kiln grit. Provenance: The Priory, Walsham-le-Willows. Built in 1902 by John Martineau, the priory was conceived as a “room for meetings in connection with the church” and furnished with antiques of all sorts. Illegible collector’s inscription in black ink to base, next to a faded inventory label.

Condition:7KHYDVHLQbJRRGFRQGLWLRQZLWKPLQRUZHDUDVZHOO as firing flaws; the hardwood base with extensive wear as well as minor chips and cracks. Provenance:b(QJOLVKSULYDWHFROOHFWLRQ

Weight: 3.5 kg. Dimensions: Height 43.3 cm.

Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

The recessed base with a white glaze, bearing an apocryphal Kangxi six-character mark within a double circle. The foot rim is unglazed.

481 | A LARGE FAMILLE ROSE GU VASE, QING

Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

China, 1644-1912. The vase is painted in famille rose colors with court scenes, birds, insects, flowers, and auspicious items.

480 | A CANTON SCHOOL FAMILLE ROSE AND GILT MEIPING VASE, LATE QING

Condition: Good condition with minor wear as well as firing flaws. Provenance:b(QJOLVKSULYDWHFROOHFWLRQ

China, late Qing dynasty (1644-1912). The vase of meiping form with a short cylindrical neck and a recessed circular foot, enameled in famille rose colors and gilt depicting court scenes on the sides, two framed by a gilt key fret pattern, also with flowers and butterflies around the shoulder.

Condition: Very minor fritting around the neck and foot, few firing flaws. Provenance: Swiss private collection. Weight: 816.2 g. Dimensions: Height 28.0 cm. Estimate EUR 250,Starting price EUR 125,-

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Weight: 2,928 g excl. base. Dimensions: Height excl. base 33.6 cm, Height of base 10.8 cm.

Weight: 4,586 g Dimensions: Height 38.6 cm Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-


482 | A PAIR OF POWDERBLUE GROUND FAMILLE VERTE LIDDED VASES, QING China, 1644-1912.The vases finely enameled in famille verte colors and iron red above a powder-blue ground, one depicting Buddhist lions with a brocade ball and a Buddhist still life, the other depicting court scenes with noble women. Double circle mark to the base.

Condition: Superb condition with fritting to the finial of one lid as well as minor firing flaws. Provenance: American private collection. Weight: 2,566 g and 2,396 g. Dimensions: Height 30.5 cm and 30.1 cm. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

483 | A PAIR OF THREE-TIERED ENAMELED PORCELAIN COSMETIC BOXES, REPUBLIC China, 1912-1949. The boxes of cylindrical shape, each with three cases and a cover, the sides and top enameled with flowers, vines and double gourds, the top also with three scholars within a central double-gourd reserve. Each with a six-character mark to the base. (2)

Condition: Hairlines, chipping, and a larger loss to one cover. Provenance: From the collection of Alexander Popov in Novi Sad, Kingdom of Serbia, acquired between 1900-1920. Weight: 1,636 g in total. Dimensions: Height 11.8 cm each. Diameter 11.0 cm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

484 | A PAIR OF LIDDED JARS, 20TH CENTURY China. The jars and covers with twocolor gold decorations on a sapphire blue ground, the covers with gilt finials. (2)

Condition: Very good condition with minor wear. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 8,910 g in total. Dimensions: Height 37.1 cm each. Estimate EUR 400,Starting price EUR 200,-

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485 | A GILT AND FAMILLE ROSE ENAMELED CHARGER, QING

486 | A VERY LARGE CANTON ENAMEL â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;PHOENIX AND DRAGONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; TRIPOD BASIN, QING

China, 18th century. Painted with flowers in the well and Buddhist symbols along with further floral patterns on the lip, all with gilt highlights, and iron-red lingzhi on the exterior sides.

China, 18th century. Enameled with a pair of phoenixes in the well, the interior sides with dragons amid clouds, the lip with flowers and landscape scenes within reserves between tendril patterns, the underside with a dragon.

Condition: With a repair, see images of the back on www.zacke.at. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 2,420 g. Dimensions: Diameter 42.0 cm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

Condition: Extensive damage with old repairs and fillings. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 3,176 g. Dimensions: Diameter 45.2 cm. Estimate EUR 250,Starting price EUR 125,-

487 | A FAMILLE ROSE CHARGER, QING 488 | A FAMILLE ROSE CHARGER, QING China, 18th century. Painted with flowers in the well and Buddhist symbols with gilt highlights along with further floral patterns on the lip.

China, 18th century. Painted with flowers and geometric patterns in the well and with further floral patterns on the lip.

Condition: Fritting and some minor chipping to the rim, extensive wear to the well. Provenance: Austrian private collection.

Provenance: Austrian private collection. Condition: A hairline, minor wear, and minor nibbling to the rim, otherwise in good condition.

Weight: 1,468 g. Dimensions: Diameter 37.2 cm.

Weight: 1,676 g. Dimensions: Diameter 38.3 cm.

Estimate EUR 400,Starting price EUR 200,-

Estimate EUR 350,Starting price EUR 175,-

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489 | A CANTON EXPORT FAMILLE ROSE AND GILT PORCELAIN TEA SERVICE, QING China, 19th century. Comprising cups of two different sizes, a milk jug and a teapot, each piece brightly enameled with court scenes, with gilt highlights, rims and handles. (20)

Condition: Minor wear, chipping, and losses, the teapot handle was professionally restored (no spraying). Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 4,668 g. Dimensions: Size 42.7 x 95.3 x 63.0 cm each. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

490 | A FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN DOG, QING China, earlier 19th century. The recumbent dog finely modelled and painted in iron red, gold and vivid enamels. Good detail work to saddle and fur.

Condition: Small old repair to one ear, tiny glaze flake to tail, one small chip to underside of one foot, old wear. Overall good condition. Provenance: Collection Sylvain LĂŠvy-Alban, Paris. Weight: 274.3 g. Dimensions: Length 13.8 cm. Estimate EUR 800,Starting price EUR 400,-

491 | A LARGE FAMILLE ROSE CHARGER, YONGZHENG China, early 18th century. Delicately painted in fine enamels with a variety of flowers with their tendrils and leaves.

Condition: Broken in two halves and professionally restored with absolutely no spraying and only very few touch-ups; still a magnificent piece to display. Provenance: German private collection. Dimensions: Length 42 cm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

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492 | A LARGE CLOISONNÉ JARDINIÈRE, QING China, 18th – 19th century. Enameled décor of various birds and flowers, cranes, peaches, lotus, pomegranates on a turquoise-blue ground, all between circumferential lappet borders. European gilt-bronze stand.

Condition: Several damages to enamel, wear and traces of use, the inside with calcification. The stand has been attached with a drilling to the base. The bronze with considerable patina. Provenance: From a Latvian private collector. Weight: 15.8 kg (including the bronze base). Dimensions: Height 39 cm. Diameter 42 cm. Estimate EUR 900,Starting price EUR 450,-

493 | A CLOISONNÉ AND GILT ENAMEL CYLINDRICAL BOX AND COVER, QING China, 19th century. The domed cover with a crane in a circular reserve surrounded by polychrome clouds with stylized crane heads, the sides of the cover with circumferential bats, the sides of the box with the same crane and cloud designs as on the top, flowers and leaves on the underside.

Condition: Good condition with old traces of use, minor pitting and wear to the gilt. Provenance: From the collection of Alexander Popov in Novi Sad, Kingdom of Serbia, acquired between 1900-1920. Weight: 127.6 g. Dimensions: Height 7.1 cm. Diameter 6.8 cm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

494 | A CLOISONNÉ TRIPOD CENSER AND COVER, LATE QING China, late Qing dynasty (1644-1912). The censer is flanked by two curved handles, the ends of which are crafted in the form of dragon heads. The feet of the censer are surmounted by the same dragon heads, while the pierced cover shows a Buddhist lion finial.

Condition: Firing flaws, chipping and losses, some verdigris. Provenance: From the collection of Georg Weifert (1850-1937). Thence by descent in the same family. Weifert was a Serbo-Austrian industrialist and the first governor of the Federal Bank of the Kingdom of Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia. Weight: 1,726 g. Dimensions: Height 31.8 cm. Estimate EUR 1.500,Starting price EUR 750,-

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495 | A SMALL FLORAL CLOISONNÉ TRAY, MING China, 1368-1644. The small tray raised on three gilt feet, decorated with floral patterns all around.

Condition: Strong wear, extensive damage to the edges, old repairs, pitting. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 172.3 g. Dimensions: Diameter 12.7 cm. Estimate EUR 200,Starting price EUR 100,-

496 | A GILT CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL HEAD OF A HORSE, REPUBLIC China, 1912-1949. The horse’s mane, ears, and mouth gilt, showing archaistic cloisonné decorations with phoenixes amongst various borders, stylized clouds, and vines.

Condition: Good condition with minor stress areas and small old fillings around the ears, minor losses, and traces of wear, extensive patina to the base. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 3,494 g. Dimensions: Height 33.5 cm. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

498 | A LIDDED ‘CARP’ TUREEN, QING China, late 19th century. The large three-part tureen is made of pewter with brass finials, a glass cabochon inlaid as the fish’s eye, fine incisions and auspicious Chinese characters incised to the carp’s cheeks. Each part bears three stamped Chinese hallmarks.

Condition: Good condition with extensive wear and traces of use, minor dents and some soiling. Provenance: English private collection. Weight: 1675 g. Dimensions: Length 32 cm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

497 | THREE-LEGGED SILVER ALLOY JUE VESSEL China, late Qing dynasty (1644-1912) to Republic period (19121949). The jue is an archaic Chinese vessel form, exactingly reproduced here on a smaller scale. Saber-like legs, handles on the sides and vertical posts. Originally, such bronze vessels were used to heat wine for sacrificial libation. This jue has a background leiwen pattern, which shows two kinds of creatures – four stags and four fish-like dragons.

Condition: Good condition. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Dimensions: Height 12.2 cm. Width 11.3 cm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

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499 | FIVE CHINESE SILVER AND PEWTER ITEMS INCLUDING A COCONUT BODY TEAPOT, QING China. A teapot with sides carved from a coconut shell with Buddhist emblems, plum blossoms and a Shou character, mark and collector’s label to the base; two pewter tea caddies with relief decorations, marks to the base; an incised ink box and a pendant with finely incised traditional scenes. (5)

Condition: Generally good condition with minor wear, small dents and some soiling. Associated top cover to teapot. Provenance: From the collection of Alexander Popov in Novi Sad, Kingdom of Serbia, acquired between 1900-1920. Weight: 2,308 g in total. Dimensions: Height 3.6-11.5 cm. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

500 | A PAIR OF SINO-TIBETAN BUTTER LAMPS, LATE 19TH CENTURY Tibetan-Chinese. The butter lamps finely incised with geometric patterns as well as several Shou characters signifying longevity. (2)

Condition: Good condition with minor wear and few small dents. Provenance: Austrian private estate. Weight: 249.0 g Dimensions: Height 11 cm each. Estimate EUR 400,Starting price EUR 200,-

501 | FOUR SINO-TIBETAN SILVER PARCEL-GILT ‘BAJIXIANG’ CANDLE HOLDERS, QING Sino-Tibetean, 18 - 19th century. The foliated, eight-lobed candle holders are engraved or embossed with the Eight Buddhist Symbols (Bajixiang), showing one on each petal, respectively. (4)

Condition: Several dents, wear and warping. Provenance: From the collection of Georg Weifert (1850-1937). Thence by descent in the same family. Weifert was a SerboAustrian industrialist and the first governor of the Federal Bank of the Kingdom of Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia. Weight: 539.2 g in total. Dimensions: Height 5.5-7.5 cm. Diameter 11.8-13.6 cm. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

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502 | A TIBETAN GAU WITH ORIGINAL BROCADE TEXTILE BOX, 19TH CENTURY Tibet. The gau made from silver with embossed Buddhist lions and symbols in an original brocade textile box with straps. (2)

Condition: Extensive patina and traces of use. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 297.6 g in total. Dimensions: Height 11.4 cm. Estimate EUR 350,Starting price EUR 175,-

503 | A TIBETAN CANDLE HOLDER, 18TH-19TH CENTURY Tibet. The candle holder incised and embossed with the Eight Buddhist Symbols (bajixiang), lotus petals, mythical beasts, leaves, and vines.

Condition: Good condition with minor wear and few small dents. Provenance: Austrian private estate. Weight: Height 16.9 cm Dimensions: 422.6 g. Estimate EUR 400,Starting price EUR 200,-

504 | THREE PARCEL-GILT AND GEMSTONE-INLAID SILVER BANGLES, LATE 19TH TO EARLY 20TH CENTURY Tibet or Himalayas. The largest with a Baltic amber inset, showing dragons chasing flaming pearls in the form of inlaid coral cabochons, also with a turquoise cabochon. The smallest made from silver with engraved floral and gilt geometric patterns, the other with inlaid garnets. (3)

Condition: Good condition with some wear, traces of use and minor dents. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 409.3 g in total. Dimensions: Inner Diameter 5.3-7.5 cm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

505 | A HIMALAYAN LOT SILVER REPOUSSÉ ‘DEMON’ BOX AND A ‘SIXDEITIES’ SALT CELLAR, 19TH CENTURY Himalayan region. The lidded silver box with extremely fine embossed, chiseled and engraved detail work, depicting a fierce demon holding a large sword above his shoulders, the salt cellar with the six deities each in one round medallion, again with fine detail work.

Condition: Good condition with wear and traces of use, good natural patina to both pieces. Provenance: From the Gallery Zacke Archive. Dimensions: Length c. 8.5 cm (the box). Diameter c. 4.5 cm (the salt cellar). Estimate EUR 150,Starting price EUR 75,-

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506 | A GAU BOX SILVER PENDANT, 19th CENTURY Tibet. Of square shape with fine filigree design, the middle with a small elevation. Hung from a chain threaded through silver rings attached to the plate at the top.

Condition: Only the front part of the amulet remains, the rest is missing, otherwise good condition. Provenance: Austrian Private collection. Weight: 70 g. Dimensions: Length of the pendant 7 cm. Total Length 37 cm. Estimate EUR 200,Starting price EUR 100,-

507 | A SILVER MIRROR AND MAGNIFYING GLASS, LATE QING China, late Qing dynasty (1644-1912). Both with silver frames, embossed and finely incised with various floral motifs. The mirror with fine polychrome enamels. Both embellished with celadon jades in openwork carving. Both bear â&#x20AC;&#x153;SILVERâ&#x20AC;? stamps. (2)

Condition: Wear, traces of use, some minor dents and nicks to silver and enamels. The mirror with small spots. Fine condition. Provenance: From a Swiss private collection. Weight: 121.1 g and 74.7 g. Dimensions: Length 16.5 cm and 15.5 cm. Estimate EUR 800,Starting price EUR 400,-

508 | A SMALL JADE CHILONG BOX, QING China, late 19th - early 20th century. The stone of opaque, creamywhite color with a few russet spots. Carved in high relief with a coiled chilong.

Condition: Two chips to foot have been polished. Otherwise good condition with minor wear. Provenance: British private collection. Weight: 121.5 g. Dimensions: Length 5.5 cm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

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509 | A JADEITE VASE & COVER, QING China, 1860-1930. The mineral with beautiful streaks of emerald green. Carved in minimal relief with peonies, leaves and vines. The handles on the shoulders carved in openwork as stylized lingzhi. Key-fret borders. Wooden base. (2)

Condition: Natural flaws and veins to the mineral. One small break to lid repaired almost to invisibility. The knob possibly smoothened. Good patina and some wear. Provenance: Previously in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum, New York. Deaccessioned and sold via Christies, New York, September 30th, 2010, lot 381. Weight: 380.6 g. Dimensions: Height 15.5 cm without base and 16.5 cm with base. Estimate EUR 1.200,Starting price EUR 600,-

510 | A QUATREFOIL CELADON JADE BOWL, QING China, 1644-1912. The translucent stone of an even celadon tone with few black speckles, the four-lobed bowl resting on four raised feet.

Condition: Excellent condition with minor wear. Provenance: Italian private collection. Weight: 57.8 g. Dimensions: Height 2.6 cm. Diameter 8.0 cm. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

511 | AN ENAMELED SILVER AND JADE HAND MIRROR, LATE QING China, late Qing Dynasty (16441912). The oval mirror in a silver frame, enameled, embossed and finely incised with various auspicious motifs. Inlaid with carved jadeite and semi-precious stones. Minuscule hall mark and stamp â&#x20AC;&#x153;800â&#x20AC;?.

Condition: Wear, traces of use, some minor dents and nicks to silver and enamels, one crack to jade. The mirror with small spots. Provenance: From a Swiss private collection. Weight: 236.4 g. Dimensions: Length 27 cm. Estimate EUR 800,Starting price EUR 400,-

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512 | A SMALL STONE-AGE AXE, NEOLITHIC AGE China, c. 2500-2000 BC. This small, stone-age axe comes from the famous collection of Max Loehr and, according to his notes, was discovered in Inner Mongolia. Loehr lived until 1988, was a German scholar and last taught at Harvard University. This black axe has a simple form which widens towards the blade. The body is powerful; there is no opening, such as for a handle. The main surfaces have a slight curve towards the blade, the blade itself being rather blunt. On one of the broader sides, the longer edges are beveled and become considerably wider towards the narrow butt. It should also be mentioned that Loehr himself referred to the piece, in English, as a “chisel”. We have identified it as an “ax” because it has the same form, even if it is smaller.

Condition: Grinding marks are still visible; chips due to age on the exposed edges, particularly in the area around the blade. Provenance: Max Loehr Collection, Sotheby’s Paris (15 December 2016). Dimensions: Height 8.3 cm. Max. thickness 17 mm. Estimate EUR 200,Starting price EUR 100,-

513 | A BRONZE BELT HOOK, WARRING STATES China, 475–221 BC. The parcel gilt and turquoise inlaid bronze hook shows fine incision work depicting patterns and borders of swirling clouds leading to the top with its typical raised chilong head.

Condition: Original condition with old wear and extensive traces of use, exactly as expected from a bronze of this age. Good natural patina with malachite-green and hazelnut-brown encrustations. The turquoise bead on top of the Chilong head is lost. The remaining two bear a very fine patina. Provenance: English Private Collection. Weight: 140 g. Dimensions: 14.5 cm length. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

514 | A JADE ‘CAT’ PENDANT, MING China, 1368-1644. The cat depicted recumbent with its head raised and tilted to the side, the stone of deep celadon color mottled with grey, russet and brown streaks.

Condition: Fine condition with old wear, traces of use and natural flaws to stone. Provenance: From a private collection. Collector inventory number “LSA 42” painted in black ink to bottom. Weight: 48 g. Dimensions: Length 6 cm. Auction result comparison: Compare with a related Ming dynasty jade cat at Sotheby’s London on November 9th, 2018, in Asian Art, lot 312. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

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516 | A PALE CELADON JADE BRUSH REST, QING China, late 19th – early 20th century. Carved as a reclining monkey with a long tail coiled to its back. The jade is of an even tone with few white streaks and natural fissures, highlighting the fur of the monkey. Associated hardwood base. (2)

Condition: Excellent condition. Some old wear, especially near the drilling, due to extensive use. Natural flaws and fissures to mineral. Provenance: English private collection. May be used as a brush rest or, alternating, a pendant due to drilling at the mouth. Weight: 58.0 g. Dimensions: Length 6.4 cm.

515 | A JADE ‘DOUBLE GOURD’ PENDANT, MING China, 1368-1644. The stone is carved and pierced in the shape of a double gourd born on gnarled leafy vines. It has a rounded full figural shape and an oily, smooth surface. Several reticulated areas allow for suspension on a string.

Auction result comparison: Compare with a related ‘monkey’ brush rest from the Feng Wen Tang Collection sold at Christies Hong Kong for HKD 75,000 gross on October 7th, 2014, in The Pavilion Sale, Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, lot 135. Estimate EUR 400,Starting price EUR 200,-

Condition: Very good condition with some miniscule natural flaws in the mineral. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 85.1 g. Dimensions: Height 7.8 cm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

518 | A PALE CELADON JADE BELT HOOK, QING China, 18th to earlier 19th century. Powerfully worked with a dominating dragon head terminal facing a chilong in reticulated carving clambering on the curved shaft. The reverse with an ovoid knob. The stone of very pale celadon color with white streaks.

Condition: Superb condition with only minor wear. Provenance: From a French private collection.

517 | A WHITE JADE BELT HOOK, QING China, 18th to earlier 19th century. Powerfully worked and incised with a ferocious dragon head terminal facing a chilong in reticulated carving clambering on the curved shaft. The reverse with an ovoid knob. Fine surface polish.

Weight: 47.7 g. Dimensions: Length 9 cm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

Condition: Superb condition with only minor wear and natural flaws to stone. Provenance: From a French private collection. Weight: 50.7 g. Dimensions: Length 10 cm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

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519 | A DEEP CELADON JADE ‘DRAGON’ BELT HOOK, QING

520 | A WHITE AND RUSSET JADE ‘DRAGON’ BELT HOOK, QING

China, 19th century. The top is carved in openwork with a sinuous chilong, while the hook is carved in the form of a dragon head. The nephrite jade is of a deep celadon color with a paler celadon color in the knob on the underside of the belt hook.

China, 19th century. The top is carved in openwork with flowers and scroll motifs, while the hook is carved in the form of a dragon head. The nephrite jade is of a white color with ochre-russet shadings around the hook.

Condition: Excellent condition with minor wear and some chipping. Provenance: French private collection.

Condition: Excellent condition with minor wear and very little chipping. Provenance: French private collection.

Weight: 45.3 g. Dimensions: Length 9.2 cm.

Weight: 47.6 g. Dimensions: Length 9.8 cm.

Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

521 | A CELADON JADE ‘DRAGON’ BELT HOOK, QING

522 | A PALE CELADON JADE ‘DRAGON’ BELT HOOK, QING

China, 19th century. The reticulated top is carved with a sinuous chilong, while the hook is carved in the form of a dragon head. The nephrite jade is of a celadon color.

China, 19th century. The top is carved in openwork with a coiled chilong, while the hook is carved in the form of a dragon head. The nephrite jade is of a pale celadon color with white inclusions.

Condition: Excellent condition with minor wear and some chipping as well as losses around one of the dragon horns. Provenance: French private collection.

Condition: Excellent condition with minor wear and very little chipping. Provenance: French private collection.

Weight: 41.3 g. Dimensions: Length 9.0 cm.

Weight: 38.0 g. Dimensions: Length 9.2 cm.

Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

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523 | A DEEP CELADON AND RUSSET JADE ‘DRAGON’ BELT HOOK, QING China, 19th century. The pierced top is carved with flowers and scroll motifs, while the hook is carved in the form of a dragon head. The nephrite jade is of a deep celadon color with ochre-russet shadings around the hook and the lower portion of the top.

Condition: Excellent condition with minor wear and very little chipping. Provenance: French private collection. Weight: 24.9 g. Dimensions: Length 8.2 cm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

524 | AN ARCHAISTIC WHITE JADE MYTHICAL BEAST HEAD, QING China, 1644-1912. The translucent stone of a white color with shades of russet, carved in the form of the head of a mythical beast and incised with archaistic scroll patterns.

Condition: Minor material deterioration and wear, some traces of use. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 42.0 g. Dimensions: Length 5.0 cm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

525 | A WHITE JADE ‘DRAGON’ BELT HOOK, QING China, 18th century. The top is carved in openwork with a sinuous chilong, while the hook is carved in the form of a dragon head, the two creatures facing each other. The nephrite jade is of an even white tone.

Condition: Excellent condition with minor wear. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 55.0 g. Dimensions: Length 9.3 cm. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

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526 | A WHITE JADE STATUE OF KUIXING, QING China, 1750-1850. The stone of superb white color with only very few grey and russet veins.

Condition: Excellent condition with minor old wear. Provenance: From the private collection of architect Nick Troubetzkoy, founder of the Jade Mountain resorts, and descendant of the Troubetzkoy noble family from Ruthenia, which like many other princely houses of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania were prominent in Russian history, science and arts. They descend from Demetrius Starshy I (1327 - 1399). Weight: 345 g. Dimensions: Height 16.5 cm. This expressive jade carving shows a rare portrayal of the god of literature, Kuixing, in his classical pose, standing on a dragon fish and holding a pen in his raised hand. Compare with a related figure of Kuixing at Sotheby’s Hong Kong ‘A PRIVATE COLLECTION OF SCHOLARLY AND IMPERIAL WORKS OF ART’, April 4th, 2012, lot 3042. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

527 | A CELADON JADE ‘BOY with BAG’ PENDANT, 1900s China, late Qing dynasty / early Republic period. Celadon jade with light ochre colored inclusions, with smooth surface polish. Figural pendant with reticulation for suspension. Shown is a traditional Chinese symbol for fertility and prosperity – a charming Chinese boy holding on to a bag filled with treasures. The child is sitting inside a large lotus leaf.

Condition: Good condition with fine hand patina. Provenance: American Private collection. Dimensions: Height 5.2 cm. Length 4.2 cm. Width 1.2 cm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

528 | A JADE WATER DROPPER AND COVER, QING China, 19th century. The translucent stone of an even greyishwhite tone with faint hues of light brown. Finely carved in form of a bamboo shoot with its curved tendril, associated gnarly stems and leaves in openwork serving as handle, matching lid, fine and short bamboo shaped spout.

Condition: Excellent condition with minor wear. One side of the base possibly smoothened. The lid with a minor nibbling to edge. Provenance: English private collection. Weight: 128.8 g. Dimensions: Length 8.5 cm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

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529 | A JADE WATER DROPPER, QING China, 19th century. Finely carved in form of a bamboo shoot with its curved tendril, associated gnarly stems and leaves in openwork serving as handle, matching lid, fine and short bamboo shaped spout. The mineral of an even greyish-white tone with faint hues of light brown.

Condition: Excellent condition with minor wear. One side of the base possibly smoothened. The lid with a minor nibbling to edge. Provenance: English private collection. Weight: 128.8 g. Dimensions: Length 8.5 cm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

530 | A SPINACH JADE ‘LOTUS’ WASHER, QING China, 19th century. The translucent stone of dark green color with a few dispersed grey inclusions. Carved in openwork as a large lotus leaf sided by a smaller leaf, a blossom, a pod, stems and a climbing chilong.

Condition: Good condition with some microscopic nibbles to the edges, few natural flaws to the mineral and old wear. Provenance: Hungarian private collection. Weight: 158.2 g. Dimensions: Diameter 14 cm. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

531 | A BUDDHA’S HAND JADE CARVING, QING China, 18th century. Finely carved in openwork to depict a finger citrus with the long tendrils of the fruit supported on a leafy stalk base. The stone of celadon color with whitish and russet inclusions.

Condition: Excellent condition. Provenance: The Durwin Tang Collection of Chinese Jades. Old labels to backside (see image online at www.zacke.at). Weight: 97.1 g. Dimensions: Height 9.6 cm. Note that this may both serve as a pendant and a small vase, because it has been quite well hollowed out inside for this purpose, but a wooden stand would have to be added as the vase does not stand on its own. Auction result comparison: Compare with another Buddha’s Hand finger citrus carving, which may also serve as a vase and a pendant, but with its matching wooden stand, sold at Sotheby’s New York, on September 16th, 2014, in Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, lot 272. Estimate EUR 400,Starting price EUR 200,-

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533 | A CELADON JADE FISH CARVING, QING China, 17th century. Naturalistically carved with large head and alert round eyes, pierced through the mouth for suspension, the stone of deep celadon-green tone with russet inclusions.

Condition: Fine condition with wear and traces of use. Provenance: From a Czech private collection. Weight: 218.3 g. Dimensions: Length 13 cm. Estimate EUR 1.200,Starting price EUR 600,-

532 | A MASSIVE JADEITE DRAGON CARP VASE, LATE QING China, late 19th to earlier 20th century. The opaque stone of a light lavender tone with splashes of apple and emerald green, the dragon carp vase with finely incised details such as the round eyes, barbels, and scales.

Condition: Extensive wear, some of the natural fissures and inclusions may have developed into minor chips or cracks. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 721.5 g. Dimensions: Height 10.3 cm. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

534 | A JADE PENDANT WITH DRAGON AND TAOTIE, LATE QING

535 | A JADE PENDANT WITH TAOTIE AND DRAGON, LATE QING

China, end of 19th, beginning of 20th century. Very intricately crafted amulet pendant in archaic style with dragons facing one another with ribbed, ram-like horns, the tails executed similarly. Between the dragons is a bird’s head, below which is a demondispelling taotie mask. But, the lowest section of this amulet jade consists of a further, very wide-horned, very expressively crafted taotie which takes up the entire width of the piece. The space between these figures is filled with “C’s”, the ends of which are curled in. Both sides of this jade have been executed in the same manner.

China, end of 19th, beginning 20th century. An exceptionally finely crafted decorative pendant with large taotie masks. These horned, grimly expressive mystical creatures serve to keep away demons. Above the wide-mouthed masks with fangs are kui dragons, an archaic, legless form. Between the dragons is an eyelet. This amulet jade has slight calcification and a white color to its translucence.

Condition: Good condition. Provenance: From an important Austrian jade collection.

Condition: Very good condition. Provenance: From an important Austrian collection. Dated and verified by Professor Filippo Salviati, Sapienza University of Rome. Dimensions: Height 5.3 cm.

Dimensions: Height 7.4 cm. Width 6.3 cm, Thickness 6.5 mm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

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Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-


536 | A SPINACH GREEN JADE BI, QING China, 18th-19th century. The small disc thickly carved and with an unctuous polish. The mineral of intense green color mottled with black inclusions.

Condition: Fine condition with old wear and a few microscopic nicks to edges. Provenance: From an English private estate. Weight: 56.4 g. Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.7 cm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

537 | ORNAMENTAL JADE DISK WITH FEMALE DANCER, EARLY 20th CENTURY China, late Qing dynasty to early Republic period. Depicted in the central opening of this huan-disk is the well-known “dance with the long sleeves”, the changxiuwu. The surface surrounding the opening features very finely crafted relief depicting winding, closely packed dragons on both sides of the disk. The entire outer edge is ribbed. White jade with yellow shadings when backlit.

Condition: Very good condition. Provenance: From an important Austrian jade collection. Dimensions: Diameter 5.9 cm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

538 | AXE WITH LION, DRAGON, PHOENIX AND TAOTIE, LATE QING China, end of 19th, beginning 20th century. This curved, wide blade with straight sides and butt presents an interesting and rather unusual form. Both sides are decorated the same. On the butt, there sits a lion (shizi) with a spiral mane, while, on the sides, are a dragon and a curved-beaked phoenix, both with long tails ending in volutes. The relief on the blade features large, protective taotie masks, large eyed and with horns. They are surrounded by archaic “C’s” with curled-in ends as well as rows of v-like shapes.

Condition: On the whole well preserved with some age-related corrosion due to its underground storage as well as calcification. Provenance: From an important Austrian jade collection. Dimensions: Height 11.3 cm. Width to 6.8 cm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

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539 | A JADE HUAN WITH DRAGON, REPUBLIC China, 20th century. Rare, “radiant”, white jade with very good translucence. A bi-disk with a large inner opening, a huan, with an in-ground relief of knobs (guwen) with “spirals” on both sides. Inside the inner opening is a chilong, curled like a snake, its tail split. On the disk is a larger dragon with scales. The jade is slightly reddened due to its iron content.

Condition: Very good condition. Provenance: From an important Austrian jade collection. Dimensions: Height 10 cm. Thickness to 3 mm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

540 | A SPINACH GREEN JADE FIGURE OF A QILIN, LATE QING TO REPUBLIC China, 1850-1930. Carved and incised with an open mouth, fangs and a fierce expression, the mostly opaque stone of a spinach green tone with some darker greyish shadings.

Condition: Excellent condition with minor wear. Provenance: German private collection. Weight: 312.9 g. Dimensions: Height 9.3 cm. Estimate EUR 200,Starting price EUR 100,-

541 | A ‘BUDDHIST LION’ JADE PENDANT, 20th CENTURY China. Carved in two segments with hidden four-character inscription inside.

Condition: Excellent. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Acquired in the 1980s. Dimensions: Length 4.3 cm. Estimate EUR 100,Starting price EUR 50,-

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542 | A LACQUER-GILT PALE CELADON JADE FIGURE OF GUANYIN, LATE QING TO REPUBLIC China, late Qing dynasty to Republic period. Entirely coated in gold lacquer, apart from the serene face which is expertly carved with downcast eyes. The bodhisattva wearing a cowl over finely incised hair, long flowing robes and cradling a ruyi scepter in one hand. Associated wood base. (2)

Condition: The gold lacquer coating, which may have been added at a later time, has worn off significantly due to extensive handling and shows some verdigris, the base with minor wear and some chipping, otherwise in good condition. Provenance: Old Canadian collection acquired before 2000 from a local estate. Weight: 1,864 g. Dimensions: Height 23.0 cm excl. base. Estimate EUR 3.000,Starting price EUR 1.500,-

543 | A PALE APPLE GREEN JADEITE BANGLE WITH 14K YELLOW GOLD FITTINGS, LATE QING TO REPUBLIC China, 1850-1930. Hallmarked “585” and “14K” on the yellow gold fittings incised with floral decorations, the stone of an even pale apple green tone.

Condition: Extensive wear, some age cracks. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 62.2 g. Dimensions: Diameter 7.9 cm. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

544 | JADE AMULET WITH BI, DRAGON AND DANCER, REPUBLIC China, 20th century. A very finely crafted, small jade, both sides crafted in the same way, composed of two concentric disks, a bi and a huan. On top of the latter are two dragons facing one another, the bodies of which form an arch beneath which a human being is performing the “dance with the long sleeves”. The finely ground-in decoration - relief and lines - presents us with a winding dragon tail as well as spirals and a tiny grid field on the bi-disc. Striking color contrast between the light gray-green and distinct, straight, diagonally running black-brown area!

Condition: Very good condition. Provenance: From an important Austrian jade collection. Dimensions: Height 5.8 cm. Thickness to 5.5 mm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

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545 | A SOAPSTONE-INLAID XIXIANG JI PANEL, QIANLONG China, 1736-1795. The pavilion and figures are exceptionally well carved with a scene from Romance of the Western Chamber. The silk background is neatly painted with scenic details.

Condition: Absolutely original with no missing or replaced pieces. Minor natural flaws and fissures to soapstone. The silk with minor wear, soiling and losses. The pigments very well preserved. Some gaps between inlaid soapstone segments have widened slightly over time, but these are not damages. Pristine condition! Provenance: Previously the property of a gentleman. Weight: 488.8 g. Dimensions: 28 x 21 cm. The soapstone is embellished with gilding and polychrome pigments, the garments, fans and pipa with incredibly fine incisions, which can only be enjoyed to full extent under a magnifying glass. Antique western frames with original ‘aesthetic paper’ backing, behind glass, dating to the earlier 20th century. Auction result comparison: Compare with a related set of soapstone plaques at Bonham’s San Francisco, December 13th, 2010, lot 5121, dated to late Qing/ Republic Period. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

546 | A SOAPSTONE-INLAID XIXIANG JI PANEL, QIANLONG China, 1736-1795. The pine tree, craggy rock formations, horse and figures are exceptionally well carved with a scene from Romance of the Western Chamber. The silk background is neatly painted with scenic details.

Condition: Absolutely original with no missing or replaced pieces. Minor natural flaws and fissures to soapstone. The silk with minor wear, soiling and losses. The pigments very well preserved. Some gaps between inlaid soapstone segments have widened slightly over time, but these are not damages. Pristine condition! Provenance: Previously the property of a gentleman. Weight: 481.7 g. Dimensions: 28 x 21 cm. The soapstone is embellished with gilding, polychrome pigments and incredibly fine incisions, which can only be enjoyed to full extent under a magnifying glass. Antique western frames with original ‘aesthetic paper’ backing, behind glass, dating to the earlier 20th century. Auction result comparison: Compare with a related set of soapstone plaques at Bonham’s San Francisco, December 13th, 2010, lot 5121, dated to late Qing/ Republic Period. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

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547 | A SOAPSTONE-INLAID XIXIANG JI PANEL, QIANLONG China, 1736-1795. The pavilion, pine tree and figures are exceptionally well carved with a scene from Romance of the Western Chamber. The silk background is neatly painted with scenic details.

Condition: Absolutely original with no missing or replaced pieces. Minor natural flaws and fissures to soapstone. The silk with minor wear, soiling and two small pinholes. The pigments very well preserved. Some gaps between inlaid soapstone segments have widened slightly over time, but these are not damages. Minute chip to one column. Pristine condition! Provenance: Previously the property of a gentleman. Weight: 498.5 g. Dimensions: 28 x 21 cm. The soapstone is embellished with gilding and polychrome pigments, the garments and architectural structures with incredibly fine incisions, which can only be enjoyed to full extent under a magnifying glass. Antique western frames with original ‘aesthetic paper’ backing, behind glass, dating to the earlier 20th century. Auction result comparison: Compare with a related set of soapstone plaques at Bonham’s San Francisco, December 13th, 2010, lot 5121, dated to late Qing/Republic Period. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

548 | A SOAPSTONE-INLAID XIXIANG JI PANEL, QIANLONG China, 1736-1795. The pavilion and figures are exceptionally well carved with a scene from Romance of the Western Chamber. The silk background is neatly painted with scenic details.

Condition: Absolutely original with no missing or replaced pieces. Minor natural flaws and fissures to soapstone. The silk with minor wear, soiling and losses. The pigments very well preserved. Some gaps between inlaid soapstone segments have widened slightly over time, but these are not damages. One segment of the pavilion has a crack and became loose. Very good overall condition. Provenance: Previously the property of a gentleman. Weight: 464 g. Dimensions: 28 x 21 cm. The soapstone is embellished with gilding and polychrome pigments, the garments, fans and architectural structures with incredibly fine incisions, which can only be enjoyed to full extent under a magnifying glass. Note the minuscule soapstone-inlaid butterfly flying through the scene! Antique western frames with original ‘aesthetic paper’ backing, behind glass, dating to the earlier 20th century. Auction result comparison: Compare with a related set of soapstone plaques at Bonham’s San Francisco, December 13th, 2010, lot 5121, dated to late Qing/Republic Period. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

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549 | A CARVED SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF SHOULAO, EARLIER 20TH CENTURY China, Qing dynasty to Republic, earlier 20th century. The translucent stone of a greyish celadon tone with amber and russet inclusions, carved with Shoulao seated and holding a plate with a peach, a pomegranate and a Buddhaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hand citron, in the other hand a branch with lingzhi rising behind him.

Condition: Glued to modern wood base, some wear, the natural fissures and inclusions may have developed into minor chips or cracks. Provenance: Italian private collection. Weight: 1,032 g. Dimensions: Height 16.8 cm Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

550 |

A SMALL SOAPSTONE BRUSHPOT, QING

China, early 19th century. The unusual vessel neatly incised with a circumferential poem of eight lines with seven characters each, ending with the four-character signature Lanyin Yushi and seal Runquan. Thinly coated in buff lacquer bearing a microscopic age crackling.

Condition: Good condition with old wear and one tiny nick to lip only. Provenance: English private estate. Weight: 269.8 g. Dimensions: Height 11.4 cm. Signature and seal point to Wu Nianzu, an official of the Jiaqing dynasty, from which at least one bamboo armrest with the identical signature and seal have been recorded. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

551 | A SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF SHOULAO WITH ORIGINAL BASE, QING China, end of 19th century. The opaque stone of a milky grey to black color, carved with Shoulao seated on a rock, holding a stack of plates in his right hand. Original matching base from the same stone, the base and underside of the figure with two drilling holes and incised inscription. (2)

Condition: Good condition, some of the natural fissures and inclusions may have developed into minor chips or cracks, also some losses. Provenance: Croatian private collection. Weight: 280.3 g in total. Dimensions: Height 13.8 cm incl. base. Estimate EUR 200,Starting price EUR 100,-

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552 | AN AGATE PEACH AND BAT WASHER, QING China, mid 18th to 19th century. The washer is carved in openwork in the form of a peach growing from a leafy branch with one smaller fruit, a flying bat on the side, the banded agate is of an attractive red (nanhong) tone with several moss inclusions.

Condition: Superb condition with hardly any wear and a fine patina. Provenance: A private collection of scholarly works of art. Weight: 99.2 g. Dimensions: Length 5 cm. Auction result comparison: Compare with a washer also showing the ‘Peach and Bat’ subject sold at Christies London, June 7th, 2017, in Five Private Collections, lot 106. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

554 | A CARNELIAN AGATE GROUP OF HEHE ERXIAN, QING China, 18th – 19th century. The fine carving depicts the twins standing in front of a large lotus leaf amid flying bats and a double gourd, the variegating colors of the stone cleverly used by the lapidary to further invigorate the scene.

Condition: Excellent condition with minor old wear and some traces of use. Provenance: From a French private estate. Weight: 130 g. Dimensions: Height 7 cm. The small statue can also be worn as a pendant, due to two small holes inconspicuously integrated into the depiction. Auction result comparison: Compare with a related carving at Christies South Kensington on November 11th, 2016, in Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles Part II, lot 616. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

553 | AN AGATE ‘GRAPEVINE’ BRUSH WASHER, QING China, 1644-1912. Finely carved with a small bird and a squirrel on the rim along with vines, grapes and leaves. The translucent stone is of a pale grey color with black and russet inclusions as well as amber shadings in the leaves, giving them a particularly naturalistic and autumnal look.

Condition: Good condition, some of the natural fissures and inclusions may have developed into minor chips or cracks, also some losses. Provenance: French private estate. Weight: 837.1 g. Dimensions: Height 10.1 cm. Width 16 cm. Estimate EUR 250,Starting price EUR 125,-

555 | A CHALCEDONY PEANUTS AND JUJUBE CARVING, QING China, 18th - 19th century. Naturalistically carved in the form of three conjoined fruits, well-figured with thin ridges, with four peanuts at the edges and a minuscule yet brilliantly carved squirrel sitting atop. This carving serves both as a brush rest and a pendant.

Condition: Excellent condition with beautiful patina. Provenance: From a private collection in Glasgow, Scotland. Collected in the 1960s and 1970s. Weight: 25.8 g. Dimensions: Width 4.4 cm. Auction result comparison: Compare with a closely related object of similar size, described as a brush rest only, at Sotheby’s Hong Kong on May 27th 2014, in Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, lot 22. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

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556 | A LAPIS LAZULI FIGURE OF SUPERB COLOR DEPICTING SHOULAO, QING China, 1644-1912. Shoulao is carved wearing long, flowing robes and holding two gnarly staves, one with a double gourd bottle attached to it and the other with peaches, flanked by a boy riding a deer and a crane with a lingzhi in its beak. Old collector’s number incised to the base.

Condition: Excellent condition with old wear, traces of use and only minor nibbling. Provenance: From the collection of Georg Weifert (1850-1937). Thence by descent in the same family. Weifert was a Serbo-Austrian industrialist and the first governor of the Federal Bank of the Kingdom of Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia. Weight: 2,258 g. Dimensions: Height 25.3 cm. Estimate EUR 1.200,Starting price EUR 600,-

557 | A ROCK CRYSTAL CARVING OF A CELESTIAL LADY, LATE QING TO REPUBLIC China, late 19th – early 20th century. Intricately carved with pierced and openwork elements, the lady wearing long, flowing robes with bands, holding a fan in one hand and a branch in the other, with branches and springing flowers towering behind her.

Condition: Good condition with minor chipping and wear. Provenance: From the collection of Georg Weifert (1850-1937). Thence by descent in the same family. Weifert was a Serbo-Austrian industrialist and the first governor of the Federal Bank of the Kingdom of Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia. Weight: 831.9 g. Dimensions: Height 15.5 cm. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

558 | A TURQUOISE CARVING OF CELESTIAL DEITIES, LATE QING TO REPUBLIC China, late 19th – early 20th century. Carved from a single piece, showing deities wearing long, flowing robes with bands, one holding a Buddha’s hand citron, surrounded by attendants holding peaches, a deer, several cranes, and rocks, clouds and architectural elements behind them.

Condition: Some losses, glued to base, good patina. Provenance: From the collection of Georg Weifert (1850-1937). Thence by descent in the same family. Weifert was a Serbo-Austrian industrialist and the first governor of the Federal Bank of the Kingdom of Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia. Weight: 2,332 g. Dimensions: Height 19 cm. Estimate EUR 1.500,Starting price EUR 750,-

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559 | A SMALL MOSS AGATE BOWL, QING China, 1644-1912. The partly translucent stone is facetted and has a smooth finish, the bowl with a flat conical foot.

Condition: Several cracks with old repairs. Provenance: From the collection of Georg Weifert (1850-1937). Thence by descent in the same family. Weifert was a SerboAustrian industrialist and the first governor of the Federal Bank of the Kingdom of Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia. Weight: 135,6 g. Dimensions: Height 3.5 cm. Diameter 10 cm. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

560 | A CHRYSOPRASE ‘BOYS AND LOTUS’ BASIN, QING China, 1644-1912. The translucent stone of an appealing color ranging from apple to emerald green with ochre-russet inclusions. Two boys are attempting to climb up the basin, the rim is decorated with incised lines, also with an open and a closed lotus flower. Matching wood base. (2)

Condition: Good condition, some of the natural fissures and inclusions may have developed into minor chips or cracks, also with minor chipping and wear. The matching base with some wear and traces of use. Provenance: From the collection of Georg Weifert (1850-1937). Thence by descent in the same family. Weifert was a SerboAustrian industrialist and the first governor of the Federal Bank of the Kingdom of Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia.

561 | A ROCK CRYSTAL BASKET-WEAVE BOX AND COVER, QING

Weight: 6,346 g excl. base. Dimensions: Height 12.5 cm excl. base. Base size 5.5 x 23.1 x 16.4 cm.

China, 1644-1912. The box and cover carved and incised in high relief with a basket-weave pattern, save for the lattice pattern in the center of the cover and the raised oval foot rim.

Estimate EUR 1.500,Starting price EUR 750,-

Condition: Good condition, some of the natural fissures and inclusions may have developed into minor chips or cracks. Provenance: English private collection.

562 | A CHINESE AMETHYST PEKING GLASS ‘THREE FRIENDS OF WINTER’ BOWL, QING

Weight: 367.3 g. Dimensions: Height 6.2 cm.

China, 18th century. The translucent glass of a deep amethyst color. The bowl with a lipped rim and a massive circular foot, the sides carved and incised in high relief with two birds in flight amid the Three Friends of Winter - pine, bamboo and plum.

Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,Condition: Excellent condition with minor firing flaws and surface scratches. Provenance: English private collection. Weight: 563.4 g. Dimensions: Height 7.8 cm. Diameter 16.0 cm. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

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563 | A SMALL PINK GLASS BOWL, QING China, 18th - 19th century. The deep rounded sides rising from a short, massive foot rim to an everted lip, the translucent glass of a vibrant dusky pink tone.

Condition: Perfect condition with only minor wear, mostly to base. Provenance: Canadian private collection. Weight: 203.8 g. Dimensions: Diameter 10.5 cm Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

564 | A RUBY RED OVERLAY PEKING GLASS â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;LOTUSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; VASE, QING China, 1644-1912. The vase with a ruby red overlay on opaque white glass, carved and incised with blossoming lotus.

Condition: The cover is missing, otherwise in good condition with minor wear and nibbles here and there. Provenance: English private collection. Weight: 430.9 g. Dimensions: Height 13.3 cm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

565 | AN APPLE-GREEN GREEN OVERLAY GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE, LATE QING China, 19th to early 20th century. The bottle is of a flattened globular shape with a cylindrical neck and an oval recessed foot. The apple-green overlay on opaque white glass shows a crane and peonies on one side as well as a fish and lotus flowers on the other.

Condition: Good condition with minor wear and few open bubbles. Provenance: From the collection of W. B. Tapp, Bristol. Weight: 139.2 g. Dimensions: Height incl. stopper 90 mm. Diameter neck 21 mm and mouth 7 mm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

566 | A RUBY RED OVERLAY SNOWFLAKE GROUND GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE, QING China, 1644-1912. The bottle is of a flattened ovoid shape with a flared neck and an oval recessed foot. The ruby-red overlay on translucent snowflake-ground glass shows a craggy rock, prunus tree, flowers, and fruit on both sides.

Condition: Good condition with minor losses and chipping. Provenance: From the collection of W. B. Tapp, Bristol. Weight: 43.3 g. Dimensions: Height incl. stopper 68 mm. Diameter neck 20 mm and mouth 7 mm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

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567 | A SAPPHIRE BLUE OVERLAY GLASS ‘CHILONG’ SNUFF BOTTLE, QING China, 1750-1850, possibly imperial Beijing glass workshops. Flattened globular shape with cylindrical neck an oval recessed foot. Sapphire-blue overlay on translucent snowflake-ground glass showing finely incised chilong on the sides and mock ring handles.

Condition: Small chipping and losses throughout. Provenance: From the collection of W. B. Tapp, Bristol. Weight: 77.2 g. Dimensions: Height incl. stopper 69 mm. Diameter neck 17 mm and mouth 6 mm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

568 | A SAPPHIRE BLUE OVERLAY GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE, QING China, 1644-1912. The bottle is of a flattened globular shape with a cylindrical neck and an oval recessed foot. The sapphire-blue overlay on opaque white glass shows a double-gourd (“hulu” in Chinese) with vines and leaves on both sides.

Condition: Good condition with minor wear and few open bubbles. Provenance: From the collection of W. B. Tapp, Bristol. Weight: 63.4 g. Dimensions: Height incl. stopper 67 mm. Diameter neck 21 mm and mouth 7 mm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

569 | A MINIATURE FIVE-COLOR-OVERLAY GLASS ‘BATS’ SNUFF BOTTLE, QING China, 19th – early 20th century. Opaque white glass with high relief overlay in emerald green, lemon yellow, ruby red, sapphire blue and pale pink. Carved en miniature to depict several bats among clouds, with incised details of a flattened globular form with cylindric neck with flat top, small mouth and deep inner cylinder. On an oval base with raised thin foot rim made of yellow overlay. Aventurine glass stopper.

Condition: Perfect. Provenance: American Private Collection, old label on bottom inscribed “#312”. Dimensions: Height of the bottle with stopper 4.3 cm. Width of the mouth 5 mm. Width of the neck 12 mm. Literature comparison: The Ruth and Carl Barron Collection of Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles: Part II. Christie’s, March 16th 2016, New York, 461 (for two other multicolor overlay miniature bottles). The National Palace Museum of Taipei, Lifting the Spirit and Body: The Art and Culture of Snuff Bottles, lot II-094 (for another miniature multicolor overlay bottle). Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

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570 | OVERLAY GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE WITH LOTUS POND, QING

571 | A MULTI-COLORED OVERLAY GLASS ‘CHILONG’ SNUFF BOTTLE, QING

China, 19th century. Overlay glass, milky-translucent and ruby red. Very well and wide hollowed body with tapered mouth and straight lip and convex recessed base with a slightly rounded foot rim. One side with a scene of two fishes in a lotus pond, worked in relief. On the other side an immortal on a bamboo raft. Stopper made of celadon colored jade.

China, 1760-1840. Of flattened globular shape with a cylindrical neck and oval recessed foot, with multi-colored overlay on partly translucent glass, showing a chilong on a bi disk on both sides. With a moss agate stopper and an old openwork wood base. (2)

Condition: Good condition with slight signs of age and use; the spoon is missing and minimal chips on the mouth are visible. Provenance: From a Spanish private collection.

Condition: Some chipping and losses, in part with old wax fillings. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Old collector’s label on the foot.

Dimensions: Height incl. stopper 7 cm. Diameter neck 1.3 cm and mouth 0.65 cm.

Weight: 57.8 g Dimensions: Height incl. stopper 67 mm. Diameter neck 15 mm and mouth 7 mm.

Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

Estimate EUR 700,Starting price EUR 350,-

572 | AN OVERLAY GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE, QING OR REPUBLIC

573 | AN OCHRE BROWN FACETED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE, QING

China, late 19th – mid 20th century. Black overlay carved to the opaque white ground, with finely incised detail work.

China, 1750-1850. The snuff bottle of a faceted octagonal shape with a raised circle in the center of each side, a cylindrical neck and a flat foot.

Condition: Good condition with minor nicks. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Dimensions: Height c. 6 cm including stopper. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

Condition: Good condition with some wear and few minuscule nibbles. Provenance: French private collection. Weight: 46.2 g. Dimensions: Height incl. stopper 60 mm. Diameter neck 17 mm and mouth 7 mm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

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574 | A BLACK OVERLAY GLASS ‘SHOU’ SNUFF BOTTLE, QING

575 | RED OVERLAY ‘CRICKET’ SNUFF BOTTLE, LATE QING TO REPUBLIC

China, 1644-1912. The snuff bottle of an ovoid shape with a wide opening and a black-rimmed recessed foot, with a black overlay of two Chinese symbols on both sides, both variations of the shou symbol for longevity and happiness, on transparent glass.

China, late 19th century to Republic period. Ruby-red overly carved with neatly incised details on a translucent ‘snowflake’ glass body. Depiction of a cricket on one side and a mythical bird among lotus plants on the other. Mock ring handles to both shoulders. Raised broad oval foot rim, sprawling neck. The stopper of green glass.

Condition: Good condition with minor wear and surface scratches. Provenance: Hungarian private collection. Weight: 29.6 g. Dimensions: Height incl. stopper 66 mm. Diameter neck 13 mm and mouth 8 mm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

Condition: Some minor nicks, wear, overall good condition. Provenance: American private collection. Dimensions: Height 7 cm including stopper. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

577 | AN OPAQUE BROWN GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE, QING 576 | A RARE SHAGREEN-COVERED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE, QING China, 1644-1912. The snuff bottle is of a flattened globular shape with a flat foot, the glass body covered in a fine granular surface of shagreen. Celadon green glass stopper with a black platelet and a good spoon.

China, 18th- earlier 19th century. The faceted bottle made of thick brown glass showing several band-shaped inclusions, thus imitating the appearance of a banded agate. Amber stopper with silvered metal collar.

Condition: Some wear and minor scratches, very tiny nibbling. Provenance: Hungarian private collection. Condition: Minor wear and some losses to the shagreen. Provenance: Hungarian private collection. Weight: 34.4 g. Dimensions: Height incl. stopper 63 mm. Diameter neck 15 mm and mouth 6 mm.

Dimensions: Height 8 cm including stopper. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

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578 | AN INSIDE-PAINTED GLASS ‘ROMANCE OF THE WESTERN CHAMBER’ SNUFF BOTTLE, 20TH CENTURY China, 20th century. Signed, painted mostly en grisaille, also with emerald green and cinnabar red, showing scenes from the famous Romance of the Western Chamber all around.

579 | AN INSIDE-PAINTED GLASS ‘BUDDHIST DISCIPLES’ SNUFF BOTTLE, 20TH CENTURY China, 20th century. Painted on the interior with a mountainous landscape with trees and houses on one side and Buddhist disciples seated in a landscape on the other.

Condition: Excellent condition with minor wear and traces of use. Provenance: From the collection of W. B. Tapp, Bristol.

Condition: Extensive wear to the exterior, chipping around the mouth, stopper missing. Provenance: From the collection of W. B. Tapp, Bristol.

Weight: 62.5 g. Dimensions: Height incl. stopper 69 mm. Diameter neck 19 mm and mouth 8 mm.

Weight: 61.5 g. Dimensions: Height 67 mm. Diameter neck 19 mm and mouth 6 mm.

Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

580 | A POLYCHROME INSIDE-PAINTED GRISAILLE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

581 | AN INSIDE-PAINTED GLASS ‘MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPE’ SNUFF BOTTLE, 20TH CENTURY

China, first half of 20th century. The grisaille glass is painted polychrome on the inside with a mountainous landscape showing a pavilion and various trees on one side and a grasshopper amid plants and reeds on the other.

China, 20th century. Signed, painted all around the interior with a mountainous landscape with trees, houses, rivers and a figure walking across a bridge.

Condition: Good condition with minor wear and surface scratches. Provenance: From the collection of W. B. Tapp, Bristol.

Condition: Excellent condition with minor chipping around the neck, stopper missing. Provenance: From the collection of W. B. Tapp, Bristol.

Weight: 35.8 g. Dimensions: Height 61 mm. Diameter neck 15 mm and mouth 6 mm.

Weight: 36.6 g. Dimensions: Height 66 mm. Diameter neck 17 mm and mouth 7 mm.

Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

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582 | A POLYCHROME INSIDE-PAINTED ‘BIRDS AND FLOWERS’ GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE China, 20th century. Painted on both sides with flowers including peonies springing from layered rocks and a bird above, one perched on a branch and the other in flight.

Condition: Good condition with minor wear. Provenance: From the collection of W. B. Tapp, Bristol. Weight: 105.4 g. Dimensions: Height incl. stopper 93 mm. Diameter neck 22 mm and mouth 9 mm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

583 | A GRISAILLE INSIDE-PAINTED RUBY RED OVERLAY GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE China, first half of the 20th century. Painted mostly en grisaille with a scholar and attendant in a landscape on one side and with birds and chrysanthemums on the other, both framed in an opaque ruby red overlay, a key fret pattern on one side, with overlay mock ring handles below the shoulders.

Condition: Good condition with minor wear. Provenance: From the collection of W. B. Tapp, Bristol. Weight: 91.3 g. Dimensions: Height incl. stopper 112 mm. Diameter neck 22 mm and mouth 8 mm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

584 | A GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE IN IMITATION OF CHALCEDONY, QING China, 18th- 19th century. The bulbous bottle made of thick brown glass showing several streaked inclusions, thus imitating the appearance of chalcedony. Glass stopper.

Condition: Some wear and minor scratches, very tiny nibbling. Provenance: Hungarian private collection. Dimensions: Height c. 6 cm including stopper. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

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585 | A BANDED AGATE ‘FLOATER’ SNUFF BOTTLE, MID-QING

586 | A BANDED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE, MODERN

China, 1750-1850. The bottle of a flattened, rounded form with a broad cylindrical neck, a convex top, and a raised oval foot ring, carved from a stone of honey-brown tone with white and black speckles as well as amber to dark brown streaks. Agate stopper.

The stone is nicely banded in crystalline streaks varying from dark brown to ochre and almost white. Although this is not a very old bottle, the material is so beautiful, that we still felt it worthwhile to include in this sale. Agate stopper on black platelet, spoon.

Condition: One small chip to the lip, tiny nibbling, otherwise excellent condition. Provenance: Croatian private collection.

Condition: Good condition with minor nibbling to neck and few natural flaws to mineral. Well hollowed. Oval foot rim with recessed base. Flattened shape. Provenance: A British private collection.

Weight: 52.4 g. Dimensions: Height incl. stopper 67 mm. Diameter neck 22 mm and mouth 8 mm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

587 | A BANDED AGATE ‘CHILONG AND QILIN’ SNUFF BOTTLE, LATE QING TO REPUBLIC China, 1850-1930. The bottle of a flattened ovoid form with a cylindrical neck, a convex top, and a raised circular foot ring, with a natural layer of opaque ochre carved and incised to depict a sinuous chilong and a qilin circling each other.

Weight: 42.6 g. Dimensions: Height including stopper 65 mm. Diameter neck 15 mm and mouth 7 mm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

588 | A BANDED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE, LATE QING TO REPUBLIC China, 1850-1930. The bottle of a rounded square shape with a flat raised oval foot and a short cylindrical neck.

Condition: Excellent condition with few minor traces of wear. Provenance: Croatian private collection.

Condition: Minor wear and some chipping around the mouth, stopper is missing. Provenance: Austrian private collection.

Weight: 27.1 g. Dimensions: Height incl. stopper 56 mm. Diameter neck 15 mm and mouth 85 mm.

Weight: 333.6 g. Dimensions: Height 50 mm. Diameter neck 16 mm and mouth 7 mm.

Estimate EUR 400,Starting price EUR 200,-

Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

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589 | AN AGATE DOUBLE-GOURD SNUFF BOTTLE, QING China, 1644-1912. The partly translucent stone of an ochre to chocolate brown color, carved in the form of a double gourd with openwork carving of smaller gourd leaves and vines. With a carnelian stopper.

Condition: Wear, chipping, and losses. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 46.1 g. Dimensions: Height incl. stopper 65 mm. Diameter neck 13 mm and mouth 6 mm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

590 | A ‘MONKEYS AND PEACHES’ CAMEO AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE, LATE QING TO REPUBLIC China, late 19th century to early 20th century. Of a rounded square shape with a cylindrical neck and a convex top, showing an amusing depiction of two monkeys fighting over peaches, with a springing lingzhi looming above, over a honey-yellow to amber ground.

Condition: Excellent condition with some old wear and traces of use, minor nibbling. Provenance: French estate. Weight: 63.8 g. Dimensions: Height incl. stopper 73 mm. Diameter neck 24 mm and mouth 8 mm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

591 | A CAMEO AGATE ‘SCHOLAR AND PUPIL’ SNUFF BOTTLE, LATE QING TO REPUBLIC China, late 19th century to early 20th century. The snuff bottle of a compressed globular shape with a short flat oval base and a convex top, showing in the front a scholar seated on a flowing rock, his pupil, and a bat as well as black speckles all around. With a black obsidian stopper.

Condition: Excellent condition with minor wear. Provenance: American private collection. Weight: 58.3 g. Dimensions: Height incl. stopper 64 mm. Diameter neck 21 mm and mouth 8 mm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

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592 | A CARNELIAN SNUFF BOTTLE, 20TH CENTURY China. The translucent stone of a milky white color with amberrusset shadings, carved in the shape of a fruit with incised leaves and vines.

Condition: Excellent condition with minor wear and a fine patina, the stopper is missing. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 71.0 g. Dimensions: Height 54 mm. Diameter neck 13 mm and mouth 8 mm. Estimate EUR 150,Starting price EUR 75,-

593 | A GLASS IMITATION WHITE AND RUSSET JADE SNUFF BOTTLE, QING China, 19th century. The snuff bottle of a circular shape with a flat foot, the glass crafted in imitation of white jade with russet shadings on one side.

Condition: Extensive wear as well as several chips to the neck and top. Provenance: American private collection. Weight: 62.8 g. Dimensions: Height incl. stopper 72 mm. Diameter neck 18 mm and mouth 6 mm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

594 | A SILVER AND JADE SNUFF BOTTLE, QING China, 1644-1912. The cylindric bottle is made of massive silver and finely embellished with turquoise and coral beads, and a circular belt of celadon jade carved with a basket weave pattern. The matching stopper bears a French silver hall mark. Matching silver stopper and spoon.

595 | A LIMESTONE SNUFF BOTTLE, 20TH CENTURY China, ca. 1880-1950. The bottle of a flattened globular shape with a short broad cylindrical neck and an oval recessed foot, engraved with lion masks to the shoulders, and with a matching stopper.

Condition: Superb condition with only minor wear and traces of use. Provenance: From a French private collection. Collector inventory number â&#x20AC;&#x153;369â&#x20AC;? painted to base.

Condition: Good condition with minor wear and chipping, the spoon is lost. Provenance: Austrian private collection.

Weight: 92.1 g including stopper. Dimensions: Height including stopper 77 mm. Diameter neck 20 mm and mouth 8 mm.

Weight: 182.0 g. Dimensions: Height incl. stopper 74 mm. Diameter neck 25 mm and mouth 9 mm.

Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

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596 | A GROUP OF 3 CLOISONNĂ&#x2030; SNUFF BOTTLES, 1900s China, 1900s. The first a double bottle, both sections with floral reserves above scrolling foliage, matching stoppers. The second of baluster shape vividly decorated with wild geese, pine trees and floral motifs, matching stopper and old collector number to base. The third of double gourd shape decorated with floral patterns amidst vines and leaves, matching stopper and old collector number to base.

Condition: Overall good condition, expected faults. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 44 - 70 g. Dimensions: Height 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9 cm. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

597 | A MOLDED PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE

598 | A MOLDED PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE

China, Jingdezhen kilns, 1780-1860. Of compressed ovoid form with concave lip and recessed, oval base with raised foot rim. Finely enameled with a continuous design of tea manufacturing in high relief. The lip gilded, the foot with a four-character Qianlong seal mark. Carved agate stopper.

China, Jingdezhen kilns, 1780-1860. Finely enameled with a continuous design of immortals amid swirling clouds and craggy rocks in high relief, the reverse with figures in a sampan and a man wading through the water, all above a wavy ground. Sapphire-blue glass cabochon stopper.

Condition: Very good condition with minor wear and one small chip to lip restored. Provenance: From a private estate.

Condition: Good condition with minor wear. The lip with some restoration. Provenance: From a private estate.

Weight: 73.1 g including stopper. Dimensions: Height including stopper 86 mm. Diameter neck 21 mm and mouth 10 mm.

Of compressed ovoid form with concave lip and recessed, oval base with raised foot rim. The foot with a four-character Qianlong seal mark.

Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

Weight: 78.5 g including stopper. Dimensions: Height including stopper 80 mm. Diameter neck 22 mm and mouth 9 mm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

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599 | A CANTON ENAMEL SNUFF BOTTLE, QING

600 | A LARGE FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE, QING

China, 18th century. Finely enameled on a copper body with chrysanthemum, peony and other flowers amid their vines and leaves on a turquoise ground, all raised on a short oval foot. Jasper cabochon stopper.

China, 19th century. The snuff bottle is of a rectangular shape with a cylindrical neck, a gilt top and a recessed foot. The larger sides each show a scholar with an attendant, while the two smaller sides show an inscription and branches with flowers, respectively.

Condition: Several chips, mostly with old, partially worn off restoration. Old wear and traces of use, minor firing flaws. Provenance: From a private estate.

Condition: Good condition with minor wear and firing flaws. Provenance: Swiss private collection.

Weight: 38.3 g including stopper. Dimensions: Height including stopper 83 mm. Diameter neck 14 mm and mouth 6 mm.

Weight: 97.1 g. Dimensions: Height incl. stopper 108 mm. Diameter neck 16 mm and mouth 10 mm.

Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

601 | A GROUP OF 5 PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES, QING China, 18th to 19th century. Consisting of 4 blue and white bottles and one grisaille porcelain bottle. The first with lotus scroll dĂŠcor and apocryphal Qianlong mark to base, jadeite stopper. The second with blue and white painting depicting heavenly guards, apocryphal Yongzheng mark to base and jadeite stopper. The third a grisaille porcelain bottle, depicting a scholar on horseback followed by an DWWHQGDQWbUHVHUYHGRQZKLWHVHWDJDLQVWDEODFNJURXQGEDVHZLWK an old collector number and tiger-eye stopper. The fourth, a finely painted Kangxi period bottle, decorated in brown and blue with a court scene, the base marked with a rabbit and with a tiger-eye stopper. The last decorated with blue and white longevity signs and with a matching blue porcelain stopper. (5)

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Condition: The first with superficial scratches and a small chip to base, the second in good condition, the third broken into pieces and restored, the fourth with a tiny chip to base, the fifth with two chips to base and one to the lip, the painting with some wear. Provenance: Austrian Private collection. Weight: 36 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 82 g. Dimensions: Height 6.5 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8.5 cm. Estimate EUR 750,Starting price EUR 375,-


603 | A GROUP OF 3 PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES, 1900s 602 | A DRAGON PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE, QING China, 18th century. Of cylindrical shape, decorated in blue, ironred and green underglaze with a dragon and peony, lapis-lazuli stopper and old collector´s label to base.

Condition: Minor firing imperfections, one small chip to base and two thin hairlines. Provenance: Austrian Private collection.

China. The first a round-shaped monochrome green bottle with dragon mask handles to the sides, rose quartz stopper. The second, a baluster-shaped monochrome peach bloom bottle with a Chinese medicine inscription within a paper reserve, jadeite stopper. The third meiping-shaped, blue and white underglaze painting and rose quartz stopper. (3)

Condition: Very good condition with minor wear and firing imperfections. The green bottle with two small chips to lip. Provenance: Austrian Private collection.

Weight: 40 g. Dimensions: Height including stopper 9 cm. Diameter mouth 1 cm.

Weight: 48 - 70 g. Dimensions: Height approximately 8 cm.

Estimate EUR 400,Starting price EUR 200,-

Estimate EUR 600,Starting price EUR 300,-

604 | A HORNBILL SNUFF BOTTLE, 1800-1880

605 | A GOLD-SPECKLED AMBER AVENTURINE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE, QING

China. Carved in high relief on both sides with cranes in a landscape. Rectangular foot with recessed base. Flattened rectangular form. Wide mouth and very short neck. Good hollowing. Matching stopper. The spoon broken off and remaining inside the bottle.

China, 1644-1912. The snuff bottle of a rounded rectangular shape with an oval recessed foot and a cylindrical neck, crafted with gold foil speckles sandwiched between layers of transparent amber-colored glass and with a convex top.

Condition: Strong wear from extensive usage, some natural age cracks and minor organic flaws to material. Provenance: The collection of Susanna Deistler, Vienna, Austria. Acquired at Galerie Zacke around 1990.

Condition: Good condition with minor wear and surface scratches, some manufacturing flaws. Provenance: Hungarian private collection.

Weight: 20 g. Dimensions: Height including stopper 44 mm. Diameter neck 11 mm and mouth 6 mm.

Weight: 51.8 g. Dimensions: Height 62 mm. Diameter neck 18 mm and mouth 7 mm.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This lot is not eligible for export outside the European Union.

Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

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606 | A TIGER’S EYE MINIATURE CARVING OF BUDAI, QING OR REPUBLIC China, late Qing Dynasty or early Republic period. Tiger’ eye, smooth surface polish. Perfect as a little hand charmer, this miniature sculpture depicts the laughing Buddha, Budai. The lucky god is shown with his prayer beads in one and a peach branch in the other hand. His fat belly invites for a rub.

Condition: Good condition with few tiny nicks. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Dimensions: Height 5.2 cm. Length 2.8 cm. Width 2.2 cm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

607 | THREE CARVED ‘100 LUOHANS’ NUTS, LATE QING China, 1860-1910. The three nuts finely carved and incised with a multitude of luohans in various positions, all with grinning smiles. (3)

Condition: Patina, wear, minor losses. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 28.9 g in total. Dimensions: Length 4.2-4.5 cm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

608 | A SILVER MOUNTED RHINOCEROS HORN PENDANT, REPUBLIC China, 1912-1949. This pendant is composed of a finely carved rhinoceros horn plaque on either side, held together by an ornate silver mount with a double-row dot décor. Each plaque has a ruyi-cloud ornament in each of the four corners.

Condition: Good condition with fine hand patina and some age cracks to Old Script plaque. Provenance: German private collection. Dimensions: 5 cm (height – measured without the loop), 3.5 cm (length), 0.5 cm (width). Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

609 | AN IVORY ‘FRUIT’ TOGGLE, MING China, 1368-1644. Carved in the shape of a fruit with leaves and vines, with a very fine naturally grown deep patina, several piercings for suspension.

Condition: Extensive wear, some age cracks. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 21.3 g. Dimensions: Height 2.4 cm. Estimate EUR 200,Starting price EUR 100,-

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610 | A CORAL FIGURE OF A CELESTIAL LADY, LATE QING TO REPUBLIC China, 1850-1930. The coral of a superb color, finely carved with a serene expression, downcast eyes, arched eyebrows and a gentle smile, wearing long flowing robes with celestial bands. Associated plexiglass base. (2)

Condition: The head reattached, minor wear and losses. Provenance: Croatian private collection. Weight: 46.2 g excl. base. Dimensions: Height 13.2 cm excl. base. Estimate EUR 400,Starting price EUR 200,-

611 | AN AMBER FIGURE OF A FISHERMAN, QING China, 1780-1880. The man holding his latest catch - a huge fish - in both hands, seeming to exclaim his joy about his recent success. He wears a traditional cap as well as a vest that reveals his bare belly.

Condition: Good condition with fine patina, some natural flaws in the material, old wear, minor abrasions and a few tiny fleabites here and there. Provenance: Collection of the late Gerard Arnhold (1918-2010), philanthropist, collector and supporter of the Oriental Museum Durham for many years. Weight: 41.2 g. Dimensions: Height 6 cm. The opaque amber is of an intense, golden-brown and almost flawless color. Rare! Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

612 | A MIXED LOT OF FOUR SMALL CHINESE BOXES AND A CHINESE BROOCH, LATE QING DYNASTY China and Asia, 19th century and later. Various metals, partially incised, ivory and a few semi-precious stones, nice detail work.

Condition: Used, with some dents and losses here and there, patina, wear. Provenance: German private collection. Acquired in China around 1900. Thence by descent. Dimesions: Max. diameter 7 cm. Estimate EUR 200,Starting price EUR 100,-

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613 | A RETICULATED IVORY CARD CASE, CANTON China, 19th century. Of rectangular form, densely carved in relief and reticulated with a traditional scene of noble figures and their attendants in a palace garden, surrounded by various animals, pavilions, rocks and trees.

Provenance: Croatian private collection. Condition: Good condition with fine patina, small losses. Weight: 139.1 g. Dimensions: 11.4 x 7.2 x 1.9 cm. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

614 | A SMALL HINGED IVORY CARD CASE, CANTON China, 19th century. Of rectangular form, densely carved in a reticulated manner on all sides with various figures in leisurely pursuits in a palace garden, surrounded by a pavilions and trees, peaches and flowers adorning the corners.

Condition: Good condition with fine patina, possibly minuscule losses. Hinge and locking mechanism in good working order. Provenance: Old English estate. Weight: 61.5 g. Dimensions: 9.5 x 5.5 x 1.1 cm. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

615 | A â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;DRAGONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; IVORY CARD CASE, CANTON China, 19th century. Of lobed rectangular form, densely carved in high relief and reticulation with a four-clawed dragon amid swirling clouds. The backside with two small scenes in lobed medallions.

Condition: Good condition with fine patina, possibly minuscule losses, one small age crack inside. Provenance: Old English estate. Weight: 38 g. Dimensions: 8.3 x 4.3 x 1.1 cm. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

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616 | A RARE MAMMOTH TUSK FIGURE OF SHOULAO, KANGXI China, 1661-1722. Shoulao is carved standing with his characteristic tall forehead, long beard and downcast eyes. He holds a staff in both hands and is dressed in long flowing robes tied at the waist. The characteristic crystalline bands and islands were cleverly utilized to enhance the liveliness of the depiction. Modern wood base. (2)

Condition: Fine natural patina. Significant wear, traces of use, age cracks and minor losses. Provenance: From a private estate. Weight: 379.5 g (excluding base). Dimensions: Height 22.6 cm (excluding base). This unusual material comes from the fossilized tusks of the extinct Paleolithicera wooly mammoth. It is recorded that in the Kangxi period, Chinese traders went to Siberia seeking to buy mammoth tooth ivory. The tusk is difficult to hollow out and polish, making statues carved from this material extremely rare. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

617 | A PAIR OF CARVED IVORY ‘BOY’ BRUSH RESTS, MING China, 17th century. The brush rests carved and incised to depict young, smiling boys crawling on the ground. The ivory has a beautiful grain and has developed a fine honey-golden patina. (2)

Condition: Good condition with minor wear. Provenance: English private collection. Weight: 60.0 g in total. Dimensions: Length 7.7 cm each. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

618 | AN IVORY ‘GUANYIN AND CHILD’ GROUP, MING China, 16th-17th century. The standing bodhisattva carrying a child, wearing voluminous wide-sleeved robes, the child clutching a lotus spray, the ivory patinated to a warm golden-brown color.

Condition: Extensive wear, losses and age cracks. The base with wear and scratching to bottom. Overall fine presentable condition in accordance to age. Provenance: English private collection. Old, partially faded collector’s label to base with handwritten inscription in brown ink with an illegible dating: “Chinese ivory Kwanyin goddess of mercy and maternity”. Weight: 122.8 g including base. Dimensions: Height 15 cm including base. Old customized Zitan base finely carved with numerous lotus flowers, vines and leaves in high relief. The wood with a reddish luster and good patina. THIS LOT CAN ONLY BE SHIPPED WITHIN THE EU OR PICKED UP IN OUR GALLERY DIRECTLY. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

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619 | A BAMBOO WRIST REST, QING China, 19th - early 20th century. Expressive depiction of Zhong Kui in light relief. Artist seal â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Xuâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Fine patina.

Condition: Very good condition with only minor nicks to edges and some old wear, minor scratches to backside. Provenance: Hungarian private collection.

620 | A BAMBOO BITONG, 20TH CENTURY China. The brush pot carved in high relief with weiqi players as well as scholars engaged in various activities amid pavilions and pines. Good, naturally grown golden-brown patina.

Weight: 212.1 g. Dimensions: 30 x 9.7 cm.

Condition: Good condition with minor wear and age cracks. Provenance: Austrian private collection.

Zhong Kui was a popular subject on carved bamboo statues of the 17th and 18th centuries, but is almost never seen on wrist rests.

Weight: 1,024 g. Dimensions: Height 31.4 cm.

Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

Estimate EUR 150,Starting price EUR 75,-

621 | AN IVORY INLAID HARDWOOD BRUSH POT WITH BOYS FLYING KITES, BITONG

622 | A CARVED ZITAN BITONG, QING

China, 20th century or earlier. The brush pot of slightly concave cylindrical form with a central plug, skillfully incised and inlaid in ivory with a depiction of boys at play in a landscape with gnarly pine trees and clouds, two of the boys are flying kites.

Condition: Good condition with some wear and minor age cracks. Provenance: Italian private collection. Auction label from Pandolfini on the underside. Weight: 849.2 g. Dimensions: Height 15.3 cm. Diameter 14 cm. Estimate EUR 1.500,Starting price EUR 750,-

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China, 1644-1912. The plain brush pot of a slightly concave cylindrical shape with a lipped rim and raised circular foot with a smaller circular plug in the center.

Condition: Good condition with some old wear and extensive traces of use. Provenance: German private collection. Weight: 849.2 g. Dimensions: Height 15.3 cm. Diameter 14 cm. Estimate EUR 1.500,Starting price EUR 750,-


623 | A BAMBOO INCENSE HOLDER WITH HORN FINIALS China, 20th century. The incense holder of cylindrical shape with the top and bottom pieces made from horn. The carved relief with incisions shows a procession of dignitaries carried by their attendants in a litter, one subject riding a mule, another holding a lantern, amid pine trees and rocks.

Condition: Good condition with minor wear and few small cracks. Provenance: Italian private collection. Weight: 71.8 g. Dimensions: Height 13.7 cm. Diameter 5.2 cm. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

624 | A MASSIVE HARDWOOD FIGURE OF LIU HAI, QING China, 19th century. The smiling immortal skillfully carved and finely incised wearing long, flowing robes with tassels and holding his three-legged money toad. A double gourd is strapped to his back by a cord tied around his torso.

Condition: Good condition with minor wear and some age cracks. Provenance: English private collection. Weight: 3,268 g. Dimensions: Height 38.5 cm. Estimate EUR 1.200,Starting price EUR 600,-

625 | A ROOTWOOD SCULPTURE OF BUDAI, QING China, 1644-1912. The Laughing Buddha is standing on his famous bag, from which a mongoose is looking up towards him. Budai has a characteristically cheerful expression which is mimicked by his boy servant holding a bat in his hands. Two more bats are climbing on Budaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s back.

Condition: Wear, age cracks, minor losses. Provenance: Swedish private collection. Weight: 954.4 g. Dimensions: Height 27.3 cm. Estimate EUR 600,Starting price EUR 300,-

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626 | A PAIR OF HARDWOOD DRAGON CHESTS, QING China, 1644-1912. The chests carved with two confronting dragons chasing a flaming pearl in high relief, with brass and iron fittings and handles as well as matching brass locks with the original keys. (2)

Condition: Extensive traces of wear, scratches, losses, and age cracks. Provenance: From the collection of Alexander Popov in Novi Sad, Kingdom of Serbia, acquired between 1900-1920. Dimensions: Size 42.7 x 95.3 x 63.0 cm each. A copy of an old black and white photo, dating to early 1930s, with the collectorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s living room, and the present chests within, is accompanying this lot. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

627 | A MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID HARDWOOD TRAY, LATE 17TH CENTURY China, early Qing dynasty, late 17th century. The rectangular tray on four cabriole supports and decorated with flowers, key frets, animals and court scenes with dignitaries and attendants.

Condition: Good condition with minor wear, some chipping and few minor losses. Provenance: Italian private collection. Old printed trade label of Tack Cheong Tai, furniture dealers in Canton, on the underside. Weight: 976.1 g. Dimensions: 12.3 x 31.0 x 18.3 cm. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

628 | A CANTON LACQUER HEXAGONAL TEA CADDY WITH ORIGINAL TEA CONTAINERS, QING China, 1644-1912. The octagonal box on four carved wood claw-shaped feet and with a hinged cover, painted all over with old black, gold and red lacquer showing court scenes framed by intricate floral patterns, opening to reveal a pair of original incised pewter lidded tea containers.

Condition: Fair condition with wear and losses to the lacquer as well as dents to the pewter caddies, key is missing. Provenance: From the collection of Georg Weifert (1850-1937). Thence by descent in the same family. Weifert was a SerboAustrian industrialist and the first governor of the Federal Bank of the Kingdom of Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia. Weight: 1,388 g. Dimensions: 13.6 x 23.0 x 16.1 cm. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

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630 | A CANTON LACQUER TEA CADDY WITH ORIGINAL TEA CONTAINERS, QING

629 | AN INKSTONE IN ORIGINAL HARDWOOD BOX AND COVER, QING China, 1644-1912. The plain black inkstone of a circular shape, fitted in its original round hardwood box and cover.

China, 1644-1912. The four-sided box with a hinged cover and painted all over with old black, gold and red lacquer showing intricate floral patterns, opening to reveal a pair of original incised pewter lidded tea containers, the lock complete with the original key. (2)

Condition: The wood slightly warped, with some cracks and chipping, the inkstone with extensive traces of use. Good patina. Provenance: Italian private collection.

Condition: Good condition with wear and losses to the lacquer, remains of a collector number to the base, the key is bent out of shape. Provenance: From the collection of Georg Weifert (1850-1937). Thence by descent in the same family. Weifert was a Serbo-Austrian industrialist and the first governor of the Federal Bank of the Kingdom of Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia.

Weight: 411.7 g. Dimensions: Height 5.0 cm. Diameter 9.7 cm.

Weight: 1,574 g. Dimensions: 13 x 20.2 x 13.8 cm.

Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

631 | A PAIR OF HARDWOOD SCROLL WEIGHTS, QING China, Qing dynasty (16441912). Finely carved with flowers, rocks and birds in high relief. (2)

Condition: Extensive wear, traces of use and small losses. Provenance: Acquired in Beijing during the early 1990s, since then in a private German collection.

632 | A CORAL AND TURQUOISE INLAID WOOD BOX WITH SILVER MOUNTINGS, LATE QING TO REPUBLIC China, 1850-1930. The wooden box with a silver exterior, decorated with scroll motifs all around and floral inlays of turquoise and coral.

Condition: Some loose parts, dents, wear, soiling, warping. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 767.7 g. Dimensions: Size 8.0 x 19.0 x 10.5 cm. Estimate EUR 400,Starting price EUR 200,-

Weight: 970.6 g in total. Dimensions: Length 45.8 cm. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

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634 | AN OCTAGONAL GILT AND BLACK LACQUER BOX, 17TH CENTURY China. The cover showing an arabesque depiction executed in gilt lacquer on a black lacquer ground in high relief with floral and geometric patterns on the sides, the box with two gilt bronze handles.

Condition: Extensive wear, losses, and chipping. Provenance: From the collection of Alexander Popov in Novi Sad, Kingdom of Serbia, acquired between 1900-1920. Weight: 2,166 g. Dimensions: Size 10.4 x 28.5 x 36.0 cm.

633 | THREE LACQUERED OPENWORK HARDWOOD PANELS, LATE QING TO EARLY REPUBLIC China, 1850-1930. The panels carved in relief and openwork with various court scenes, two of the panels with gilt lacquer. (3)

Condition: Extensive wear, traces of use and small losses. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 960.6 g in total. Dimensions: Height 12.5-18.5 cm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

636 | FIVE LACQUERED OPENWORK HARDWOOD PANELS, LATE QING TO EARLY REPUBLIC China, 1850-1930. The panels carved in relief with various scenes on openwork backgrounds with gilt highlights. (5)

Condition: Extensive wear, traces of use and small losses. Provenance: Acquired in Beijing during the 1990s, since then in a private German collection. Weight: 1,102 g in total. Dimensions: Length 39.5 cm each.

635 | A FENG SHUI COMPASS, QING China, 1880-1920. The luopan or geomantic compass is a Chinese magnetic compass, also known as a Feng Shui compass. It is used by a Feng Shui practitioner to determine the precise direction of a structure or other item.

Condition: Some wear and traces of use. Glass and compass needle lost. Provenance: From the collection of Alexander Popov in Novi Sad, Kingdom of Serbia, acquired between 1900-1920. Weight: 190.1 grams (the compass) and 306.8 grams (the box). Dimensions: 19.2 cm diameter (the compass) and 21.2 cm diameter (the box). Painted in fine lacquer. The backside signed Lin Wenming zao in red lacquer. Original box. (2) Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

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Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-


637 | A RARE SINO-TIBETAN ‘108 BUDDHA AMITAYUS’ MANUSCRIPT COVER, 17TH-18TH CENTURY Sino-Tibetan, 17th - earlier 18th century. The gilt and red-lacquered wood manuscript cover carved in relief, showing Buddha Amitayus seated on a lotus throne, flanked by two standing consort figures and surrounded by 107 neatly carved smaller Buddhas, the back with leaf tendrils in relief.

Condition: Fine, honey-brown patina. Natural age cracks, some wear and abrasions especially near the border and to the original gilding. Minor dents and several losses. Provenance: German private collection, by repute formerly in the possession of Heinrich Harrer and acquired between 1960 and 1990. Weight: 1,674 g. Dimensions: 63.5 x 21.0 cm. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

638 | A CARVED AND LACQUERED WOOD MANUSCRIPT COVER, 19TH CENTURY

Condition: Age cracks, losses and wear. Provenance: German private collection.

Southeast Asia, 19th century. Carved in high relief and painted with red and gold lacquer, showing a dense and elaborate floral pattern.

Weight: 401.6 g. Dimensions: Length 45.5 cm. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

639 | A TIBETAN CARVED WOOD MANUSCRIPT COVER WITH BUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI, 16TH-17TH CENTURY Tibet, 16th-17th century. Carved in relief with Buddha Shakyamuni, seated in padmasana and showing the bhumisparsa mudra, in the center, another Shakyamuni with an alms bowl on the left and Buddha showing dhyana mudra on the right, surrounded by floral designs. With old lacquer coating.

Condition: Wear, chipping, some cracks and losses to the lacquer. Provenance: German private collection. Weight: 401.6 g. Dimensions: Length 45.5 cm. Estimate EUR 800,Starting price EUR 400,-

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641 | A LOT WITH ONE CHINESE HARDWOOD HIGH TABLE, AND ONE LOW TABLE, LATE QING China, late 19th – early 20th century. Hardwood, possibly Hongmu, with openwork carving depicting bats and the Shou sign (low table) and chrysanthemum (high table), the high table with an inlaid grey marble table plate.

Condition: Fair condition with old patina, wear, some surface scratches, nicks and dents, minor losses, cracks. Provenance: German private collection.

640 | A LARGE CHINESE HARDWOOD CHEST, LATE QING TO REPUBLIC China, late 19th – mid 20th century. Carved from solid hardwood, with several areas of detailed relief carving.

Dimensions: c. 49 x 33 x 33 cm (low table) and c. 81 x 35 x 35 cm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

Condition: Fair condition with old patina, wear, some surface scratches, nicks and dents, minor losses, cracks. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Dimensions: c. 100 x 65 x 50 cm. Estimate EUR 200,Starting price EUR 100,-

642 | A HARDWOOD AND REVERSE GLASS PAINTED FOUR-PANEL SCREEN, QING China, 1644-1912. Carved in high relief with bats and Shou medallions as well as confronting chilong, the reverse glass paintings with dignitaries, scholars, and others engaged in various scenes as well as landscape paintings.

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Condition: Cracks, losses and extensive wear. Provenance: From the collection of Alexander Popov in Novi Sad, Kingdom of Serbia, acquired between 1900-1920. Dimensions: Size 163.4 x 31.4 cm (each panel). Estimate EUR 2.000,Starting price EUR 1.000,-


643 | A HARDWOOD DISPLAY TABLE-CABINET, LATE QING DYNASTY China, 19th â&#x20AC;&#x201C; earlier 20th century. The wood with an overall consistent golden-yellow grain and good patina. The two doors carved in high relief with a depiction of cherry blossoms, bamboo and chrysanthemum springing from rockwork.

Condition:b*RRGFRQGLWLRQZLWKPLQRUORVVHVUHSODFHPHQWVDQG loose pieces. Provenance:b(QJOLVKSULYDWHHVWDWH Weight: 2,682 g. Dimensions: 41.5 x 42.3 x 12.9 cm. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

644 | A FINE HARDWOOD DISPLAY STAND, QING China, 1644-1912. Neatly carved with a single drawer and gilt metal fittings as well as eight display surfaces for smaller objects and curios.

Condition: Good condition with some age cracks and minor losses. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 3,258 g. Dimensions: Size 49.4 x 40.3 x 15.1 cm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

646 | A CARVED LACQUER-GILT WOOD RELIEF PANEL WITH DIGNITARIES, LATE QING China, late Qing dynasty (1644-1912). Intricately carved in openwork with dignitaries, one mounted on a horse, and attendants, with red, black and gilt lacquer.

645 | LOT WITH TWO CARVED CHINESE RELIEFS, QING China, 1644-1912. Carved and parcel gilt wood, good patina.

Condition: Used, with some dents and losses here and there, patina, wear, soiling, age cracks. Provenance: German private collection. Acquired in China around 1900. Thence by descent. Dimensions: Length. c. 15 cm each.

Condition: Wear, age cracks and losses. Provenance: German private collection. Weight: 707.8 g. Dimensions: Size 43.2 x 21.3 cm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

Estimate EUR 100,Starting price EUR 50,-

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647 | A PAIR OF YOKEBACK ARMCHAIRS, SICHUTOU GUANMAOYI China, 18th- early 19th century. Jumu. The backrest with curved top rail and wide, rectangular splat bearing a ruyi ornament carved in openwork as well as a lobed opening at the base. (2)

Condition: Fine condition with good natural patina, old wear and traces of use. Minor age cracks. Provenance: German private collection. Dimensions: Height 105.2 cm. The armrests each supported by two curved side posts, the braided rattan seat within a rounded frame, all resting on cylindrical legs joined by four stretchers. Estimate EUR 3.000,Starting price EUR 1.500,-

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648 | A PAIR OF HONGMU HORSESHOE CHAIRS, QING China, 18th – 19th century. The backrests with curved top rails and wide, rectangular splats showing a qilin and other decorations carved in openwork, the braided rattan seats within square frames. (2)

Condition: Fine condition with good natural patina, old wear and traces of use. Minor age cracks. Provenance: German private collection. Dimensions: Height 92.3 cm. Estimate EUR 3.000,Starting price EUR 1.500,-

649 | A PAIR OF YOKEBACK ARMCHAIRS, SICHUTOU GUANMAOYI China, 18th- early 19th century. Jumu. The backrest with curved top rail and wide, rectangular splat bearing a ruyi ornament carved in openwork as well as a lobed opening at the base.

Condition: Fine condition with good natural patina, old wear and traces of use. Minor age cracks. Provenance: Swiss private collection. Novel Art Gallery, Frank C. Russek, Zurich. German private collection, acquired at TEFAF art fair from the above in 1995, for the price of 10.600 Swiss Francs. Thence by descent in the same family. The original expertise dated 1995 is accompanying this lot. Dimensions: Height 106 cm. Depth 42 cm. The armrests each supported by two curved side posts, the braided rattan seat within a rounded frame, all resting on cylindrical legs joined by four stretchers. The undersides with inscription “Daoguang 16” (1836). Auction result comparison: Compare with a related Jumu Yokeback chair bearing a similar ruyi carving at Christies New York, on August 22nd, 2018, lot 204 (sold for USD 8.125,-). Estimate EUR 2.500,Starting price EUR 1.250,-

650 | A SET OF FOUR OF CHINESE DINNER CHAIRS, LATE QING China, late 19th – early 20th century. Carved from solid hardwood, possibly Hongmu, with some relief carving.

Condition: Good condition with fine patina, wear, some surface scratches, nicks and dents, minor losses Provenance: From the private collection of a German diplomat, who acquired this lot during the 1930s in China (by repute). Thence by descent. Dimensions: c. 100 x 50 x 40 cm each. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

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651 | AN ANCESTOR PORTRAIT, MID-QING China, 18th â&#x20AC;&#x201C; earlier 19th century. Painted with tempera on paper backed with linen, showing two ancestors seated on chairs, with a colophon to the upper end.

Condition: Heavily damaged with tears, losses, an old repair, and soiling. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Dimensions: Size 143.0 x 117.5 cm. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

653 | NINE CEREMONIAL PAINTINGS, REPUBLIC China, 1912-1949. Painted with tempera on linen and showing various deities, emperors, dignitaries, attendants, and warriors, with floral and geometric borders. Framed behind glass, the frames modern. (9)

Condition: Good condition with minor wear. Provenance: Belgian private collection. Dimensions: Size incl. frame 82.0 x 52.0 cm each. Estimate EUR 2.000,Starting price EUR 1.000,-

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654 | AN ‘EIGHT IMMORTALS CROSSING THE SEA’ PAINTING, QING China, 1644-1912. Watercolor, gouache and ink on paper, with a paper mount and wooden end bars. This painting shows the legendary tale of the Eight Daoist Immortals, crossing the sea (Ba Xian Guo Hai). The legend is that when they come to the East Sea, Lü Dongbin suggests that each of the Immortals uses his own individual abilities to cross the sea, and thus each figure throws down his attribute to ride upon, with some transforming into sea monsters. The story can be interpreted as each member of a group making a distinctive contribution to collective success.

Condition: Age-related condition, creases, browning and moldy spots throughout. Some and minor material loss to mounting. Provenance: Austrian private collection.

655 | TWO CALLIGRAPHY SCROLLS ATTRIBUTED TO ZHANG DAQIAN (1899-1983)

656 | “MONGOLIAN ARCHER” BY A FOLLOWER OF GIUSEPPE CASTIGLIONE, LATE QING

China, 20th century. Black ink on paper, mounted as scrolls, with artist seals. Attributed to Zhang Daqian, one of the most famous Chinese painters of the 20th century, who belonged to the same circle as Qi Baishi and Xu Beihong. (2)

China, 1750-1900. Watercolors and ink on paper. Apocryphal signature and two seals to lower left. Note the fine detail to the face of the archer.

Condition: Very good condition with few minor traces of wear and creasing. Provenance: German private collection. Dimensions: Size 180.5 x 41.5 cm each. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

Dimensions: Total size 149 x 65.5 cm. Size of the painting 130 x 57 cm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

Condition: Laid down on cardboard. Abrasions, losses, soiling and old touch-ups mostly of small wormholes. Provenance: The collection of Rémi Bonnaud, director of a French silk mill in Indochina before 1940, acquired locally and thence by descent in the same family. A notable southern French collection, acquired from the above. Dimensions: 88 x 39 cm (the painting) and 102 x 50 cm (the board). Giuseppe Castiglione, S.J. (Lang Shining, 19 July 1688 – 17 July 1766), was an Italian Jesuit brother and a missionary in China, where he served as an artist at the imperial court of three emperors –Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong. He painted in a style that is a fusion of European and Chinese traditions. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

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657 | A ‘SCHOLARS’ PAINTING, LATER QING

658 | A CHINESE PAINTING OF ZHONG KUI, QING

China, later Qing dynasty (1644-1912). The scene shows a scholar seated at a table, showing various scholar’s items such as scrolls, an inkstone, and an ivory ruler, in front of a large audience, two women bringing refreshments. Watercolors and ink on silk, framed behind glass.

China, 18th century. Fulminant depiction of Zhong Kui attacked by a group of archers, who shot arrows at the vanquisher of ghosts and evil beings. Zhong, however, seems unimpressed and wields his giant sword, about to counterstrike. Painted in polychrome watercolors and black ink on silk. 10-line inscription to backside.

Condition: The painting in excellent condition with some wear, soiling and minimal creasing. Provenance: From the collection of Alexander Popov in Novi Sad, Kingdom of Serbia, acquired between 1900-1920.

Condition: Excellent condition with striking colors. Provenance: An Austrian private collection, acquired ca. 1980 from an important German collection.

Dimensions: Size incl. frame 44.5 x 45 cm. Image size 41.5 x 42 cm.

Dimensions: The painting 18 x 16 cm. The frame 36 x 36 cm.

Estimate EUR 800,Starting price EUR 400,-

Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

659 | A CHINESE PAINTING, 18th CENTURY

660 | AN UNUSUAL EROTIC PAINTING, QING

Scrupulously precise depiction of two scholars seated at a table with several fruit bowls, their three attendants standing besides, listening to a girl playing the dizi and another reciting a poem.

China, 19th century. The humorous scene shows a woman bathing, gently smiling and touching herself, in front of a craggy rock and palm trees. A man is peaking into the room from outside, watching her from behind. Watercolors and ink on silk.

Condition: Excellent condition with striking colors. Provenance: An Austrian private collection, acquired c. 1980 from an important German collection. Dimensions: The painting 18 x 16 cm. The frame 36 x 36 cm.

Condition: The painting in excellent condition with some wear, soiling and minimal creases. The border of the mounting with losses and tears. Provenance: From a French estate.

Painted in polychrome watercolors and black ink on silk. 10-line inscription to backside.

Dimensions: 19.5 x 18.5 cm.

Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

Estimate EUR 200,Starting price EUR 100,-

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663 | A SET OF FOUR PAINTINGS, QING China, 18th-19th century. All four finely painted in subdued polychrome watercolors and black ink with depictions of scholars and their attendants in monumental landscapes with rocky peaks, waterfalls, lakes, pavilions, pine and wutong trees. Each with a European frame, passepartout and glass mounting. (4)

Condition: Excellent condition with minor wear and soiling only. Provenance: English private estate. Dimensions: 49 x 29 cm each (the pictures) and 69 x 52 cm (including frames). One painting with apocryphal four-character signature Jinchang Tang Yin and seal in the upper left corner, homage to TANG Yin (1470-1523). Estimate EUR 800,Starting price EUR 400,-

661 | A CHINESE â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;COURT LADY WITH FANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; SCROLL PAINTING, REPUBLIC China, early 20th century. Painted in various colors on paper, signed, one seal. Well executed portrait of a noble lady standing in a palace patio with bamboo in the background.

Condition: Good condition with some wear, minor soiling and creases. Provenance: German private collection. Acquired during the 1980s. Dimensions: Size c. 120 x 60 cm. Estimate EUR 200,Starting price EUR 100,-

662 | AN UNUSUAL EROTIC PAINTING, QING China, 19th century. The woman seated at a Ming-style table with various vessels on top is daydreaming while a man is looking in from a window in front of a plum blossom tree, both faces exquisitely painted with knowing smiles. Watercolors and ink on silk, mounted on cardboard.

Condition: The painting in excellent condition with some wear, soiling and minimal creases. The border of the mounting with losses and tears. Provenance: From a French estate. Dimensions: 19.5 x 18.5 cm. Estimate EUR 200,Starting price EUR 100,-

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664 | FIVE CHINESE WOODBLOCK PRINTS China. The five prints originate from one of two famous drawing manuals: The Mustard Seed Garden or the Ten Bamboo Studio. Depicted in this lot are birds, orchid flowers, leaves, mountains and other nature motifs - some show an artist seal and calligraphy. All framed.

Condition: Overall good age-related condition, few creases and browning. Provenance: Austrian private estate. Dimensions: Size c. 21 x 27 cm. Estimate EUR 750,Starting price EUR 375,-

665 | THREE PRINTS FROM ‘THE MUSTARD SEED GARDEN’ AND ‘THE TEN BAMBOO STUDIO’, QING China, 18th to earlier 19th century. Two with red seals and inscriptions, depicting bamboo, and one unsigned with a colibri sitting on a branch.

Condition: Very good, with centerfolds and some flaws to edges, minor soiling. Provenance: German private collection. Acquired from Galerie Zacke, Vienna, during the 1980s (original gallery inscriptions inside the passepartout). Dimensions: The sheets each roughly c. 26 x 22 cm, in passepartout. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

666 | FIVE RARE COLOR PRINTS FROM ‘THE MUSTARD SEED GARDEN’ AND ‘THE TEN BAMBOO STUDIO’, QING China, 18th – earlier 19th century. One with red seal and inscription, one with just one seal, three with inscriptions One with a daihu rock, three with lotus, peony and chrysanthemum, and one with a blooming branch and a flying insect.

Condition: Very good, two with centerfolds, very minor flaws to edges, minor soiling and creasing. Provenance: German private collection. Acquired from Galerie Zacke, Vienna, during the 1980s (some with original gallery inscriptions inside the passepartout). Dimensions: The sheets each roughly c. 32 x 25 cm, in passepartout (one missing the cover). Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

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667 | A CHINESE â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;BIRD AND PEONIESâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; PAINTING, LATE QING China, late 19th - early 20th century. Painted in various colors on paper, signed, one seal.

Condition: Fair condition with wear, soiling, losses and creases. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Acquired during the 1930s. Dimensions: c. 130 x 60 cm. Estimate EUR 200,Starting price EUR 100,-

668 | FOUR PARROT PAINTINGS, QING China, 18th century. Painted with watercolors and ink on paper, showing various kinds of parrots perched on branches with fruits and leaves. Each framed behind glass, the wooden frames from around 1900, with Chinese inscriptions on the back. (4)

Condition: Wear, creasing, soiling, few minor tears, some losses on the backs. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Dimensions: Size incl. frame 52.1 x 40.4 cm each. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

669 | TWO CHINESE OFFSET-PRINTS, BY QI BAISHI (1864-1957) China, 20th century. Together with one print by an anonymous artist, three prints in total.

Condition: Good with some soiling. Provenance: German private collection. Dimensions: The sheets with maximum height 39 cm and maximum width 16 cm, all in passepartout. Estimate EUR 100,Starting price EUR 50,-

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670 | ‘MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPE’ BY LIN YUSHAN (1907-2004) Taiwan. Ink and color on paper. Signed and seals: “Taocheng sanren” and “Yushan”. Brocade mounting. Note the stark contrast between the small human figure and the endless, dominating mountain structures.

Condition: Fine condition with minor soiling, creasing and wear. Provenance: From the private collection of Robert Chi Tsun, a consultant to Chiang Kai-Shek, who fled to Taiwan in 1949 and later moved to Switzerland. Koller Auctions, Zurich, Switzerland, auction W235AS, October 30th, 2012, lot 1162. Austrian private collection, acquired from the above. Dimensions: 75 x 31.5 cm (the picture). Estimate EUR 2.000,Starting price EUR 1.000,-

671 | QIAN SONGYAN (1899-1985) Titled ‘A small scene from Jiangnan’ (Jiangnan xiaojing). Watercolors and black ink on paper. Signed ‘Qian Songyan painted in Nanjing’ on left side in black ink. Red seal ‘Qian’.

Condition: Superb condition with one minor crease to upper left corner. Laid down on paper. Provenance: Old German private collection. Sold via auction at Zacke Galleries in 2012. A Swedish private collection. Dimensions: The mounting 45 x 57 cm, the image 25.7 x 39 cm. A rising black mountain with a pagoda at its peak and a temple at the bottom, in the background a lake with boats in an autumnal landscape. Drawn in red-brown, blue, celadon and black ink, we discover a vivid scenery, strongly impressive and in stark contrast to the background. Qian Songyan was one of the most important painters in modern China. His works are found in collections of many western museums, for example the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In 2012, the Art Museum of Beijing’s Fine Art Academy presented a major solo exhibition with paintings by Qian. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

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672 | ‘CARP AND SEA BREAMS’ BY WU QINGXIA (1910-2008) Signed in the upper left corner with one seal. Painted in black watercolors on paper cleverly enhanced with shades of mauve. Brocade mounting.

Condition: Fine condition with some wear, tiny creases and microscopic losses here and there. Provenance: German private collection. Dimensions: 104 x 39 cm (the picture) and 180 x 53 cm (the scroll). Estimate EUR 2.000,Starting price EUR 1.000,-

673 | ‘YAKS’ BY WU ZUOREN (1908-1997) Dated 1978. Chinese ink on paper. Entitled, inscribed and signed, with one seal of the artist.

Condition: Some losses and smaller tears to edges as visible on the images. Creasing, soiling and wear. One small repair to center and one to edge. Please check all images at www.zacke.at as they show the overall condition quite well. Provenance: This painting is from a collection in Zagreb, Croatia, owned by a professor with a long and deep interest in Asian philosophy, martial and visual arts. He acquired his Chinese paintings mostly before 2000 from former Yugoslavian diplomats and artists, who traveled to China when both countries enjoyed good relations. Dimensions: 64 x 43 cm. Wu Zuoren (3 November 1908 – 9 April 1997) was a Chinese painter. Born in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, he successfully practiced both traditional Chinese ink painting and European oil painting. Estimate EUR 3.000,Starting price EUR 1.500,-

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674 | A LANDSCAPE PAINTING, LATE QING TO REPUBLIC China, 1850-1940. Painted on paper with a monumental landscape, mounted as a hanging scroll. Possibly a copy of an important work from museum inventory, with two colophons and an artist seal.

Condition: Wear, minor soiling, creases, and staining, the outside brocade mounting with extensive wear and losses. Provenance: American private collection. Dimensions: Scroll size 405 x 28.4 cm. Image size 302.5 x 27 cm. Estimate EUR 400,Starting price EUR 200,-

675 | A MOUNTED SET OF LANDSCAPE PAINTINGS, LATE QING TO REPUBLIC China, 1850-1940. Eight rectangular paintings on silk with various landscape scenes, each with a colophon, with two further colophons at the beginning and the end, mounted as a horizonal scroll. Possibly a copy of an important album from museum inventory, with various artist and collector seals.

676 | A FINE LANDSCAPE PAINTING, LATE QING TO REPUBLIC China, 1860-1940. Painted on paper showing landscapes with waterfalls, rivers, pine trees, scholars, rocks, mounted as a horizontal scroll with two colophons as well as artist and collector seals. Possibly a copy of an important work from museum inventory. With an old textile safeguard. (2)

677 | AN ALBUM OF PAINTINGS OF VARIOUS PLANTS, 20TH CENTURY China. Painted on paper with various plants and fruits, inscriptions and artist seals.

Condition: Strong wear and soiling, the brocade mounting on the exterior with significant damage. Provenance: American private collection. Dimensions: Size 501.5 x 41.0 cm when fully opened. Estimate EUR 250,Starting price EUR 125,-

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Condition: Wear, minor soiling, creases, and staining. Provenance: American private collection. Dimensions: Scroll size 724 x 38.5 cm. Image size 587 x 38.5 cm. Estimate EUR 400,Starting price EUR 200,-

Condition: Wear, minor soiling, creases, and staining, the outside brocade mounting with extensive wear and losses. Provenance: American private collection. Dimensions: Scroll size 784 x 25.7 cm. Image size 460 x 25.7 cm. Estimate EUR 250,Starting price EUR 125,-


678 | A CHINESE SCROLL PAINTING WITH LANDSCAPE, REPUBLIC China, 1920s. Ink and watercolor on silk, mounted to a brocade scroll, with white handles. Landscape painting with a fisherman in the foreground, as well as trees, a house, a bridge and blured mountains. The artist signature and seals to the lower left. In a wooden box.

Condition: Overall good condition with usual traces of wear and age use such as stains, creases and hardly noticeable material loss due to the mounting. Provenance: Viennese private collection. Dimensions: Total size 195 x 63 cm. Image size 125 x 46 cm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

679 | A HANGING SCROLL PAINTING OF BAMBOO, LATE QING TO REPUBLIC China, 1850-1940. Painted on paper, scroll mounting, inscription and artist seal.

Condition: Wear, soiling, losses, and staining. Provenance: American private collection. Dimensions: Scroll size 179 x 49.0 cm. Image size 95.3 x 26.2 cm. Estimate EUR 200,Starting price EUR 100,-

For the remaining paintings in the set see www.zacke.at

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681 | TWO PAINTINGS OF A BODHISATTVA ON A THRONE, MING China, late 16th – mid-17th century. Ink and color on silk. The Bodhisattva, probably Akasagarbha, is portrayed seated on a sumptuous throne in front of a circular halo, flanked by four dragons, wearing long flowing and embroidered robes and an enameled gold crown, holding a scepter. (2)

Condition: Laid down on board. Darkened, some soiling, tears and creases, minor losses, abrasions. Some touch-ups. Old frame with losses to paint and traces of use. Provenance: From a French estate. Old collector inventory number “C.337” to lower left. Dimensions: 137 x 68 cm (the painting). Auction result comparison: Compare with a portrayal of Akasagarbha Bodhisattva at Sotheby’s Paris on June 11th, 2019, in Arts d’Asie, lot 23. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

680 | A PAINTING OF BUDDHA, QING China, 19th century. Colors and gilding on paper. Imposing depiction of Buddha Avalokiteshvara seated in dhyanasana on a lotus throne, wearing a magnificent jifu dragon robe. Mounted as a scroll.

Condition: Superb colors. Some losses to paper, creasing. Very minor repairs to background as visible on the photos. Provenance: An Austrian private collection, acquired c. 1980 from an important German collection. Old collector labels to scroll ends. Dimensions: The painting 160 x 80 cm. Inscriptions: ‘The spirit tablet of the believer Li Hekai’ and ‘All living beings are sublime’. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

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682 | “BUDAI” BY YUAN WU (1959)

683 | “LU YOU” BY YUAN WU (1959)

China, 1998. Ink and watercolors on paper. Depiction of Budai with gentle smile and benevolent expression, wearing a huge red robe, under which he is likely hiding his sack, next to him a vase with branches of fern. Two seals, signature and inscription. Framed.

China, 1998. Ink and watercolors on paper. Finely painted in the artists distinct style to depict Lu You in long flowing robes, his head raised towards the branches of a blooming plum tree, a massive rock next to him. Three seals, signature and inscription. Framed.

Condition: Fine condition with minor creasing. Provenance: A French private collection. Thierry Desbenoit & Associés, Paris, France. A Spanish private collection, acquired from the above.

Condition: Fine condition with minor creasing. Provenance: A French private collection. Thierry Desbenoit & Associés, Paris, France. A Spanish private collection, acquired from the above.

Dimensions: 69 x 68 cm (the painting) and 90 x 90 cm (the frame).

Dimensions: 67 x 69 cm (the painting) and 90 x 90 cm (the frame).

Estimate EUR 800,Starting price EUR 400,-

Estimate EUR 800,Starting price EUR 400,-

684 | A HIMALAYAN PAINTING ON TEXTILE OF JAMBHALA

685 | A BUDDHIST PAINTING ON PAPER, LATE QING TO REPUBLIC

Himalayan, late 19th to early 20th century. The God of Wealth taking up more than half of the image, crouching on the ground naked with a protruding chest and belly, holding a mongoose in each hand, above him a tree and other animals, including a green toad, a cow and an armadillo, all appearing very frightened.

China, 1850-1930. Painted on paper with Buddha seated in front of a large towering mountain, wearing a long flowing robe covering his entire body. With inscription and artist seals.

Condition: Some loss of color, soiling, and creasing. Provenance: Swiss private collection.

Condition: Wear, soiling, creasing, one larger tear to the lower end. Provenance: American private collection.

Dimensions: Size 88 x 52 cm.

Dimensions: Size 96.5 x 39.8 cm.

Estimate EUR 1.200,Starting price EUR 600,-

Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

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686 | A TIBETAN THANGKA OF SITASAMVARA, EARLY 19TH CENTURY Tibet. Tempera on canvas with original brocade mounting. The central depiction showing the pair in yabyum, surrounded by celestial bands, the male deity holding a conch, a vajra bell and a dharmachakra, surrounded by Buddhist lions, deities, and further yabyum depictions.

Condition: Very good condition with minimal wear. Provenance: Austrian private estate. Dimensions: Size incl. mounting 94.7 x 80.7 cm. Image size 53.3 x 39.1 cm. Estimate EUR 1.500,Starting price EUR 750,-

687 | A TIBETAN MANDALA WITH BUDDDHIST DEITIES, c. 1900 Tibet, c. 1900. Painted with tempera and gilt on canvas, with various deities above and below a central mandala composed of concentric rings and architectural squares. Framed behind matted glass.

Condition: Some wear, creasing and abrasions. Provenance: From the collection of Alexander Popov in Novi Sad, Kingdom of Serbia, acquired between 1900-1920. Dimensions: Size incl. frame 85.5 x 66.0 cm. Image size 73.5 x 55.0 cm. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

688 | A TIBETAN THANGKA OF CHAKRASAMVARA, LATE 19TH TO EARLY 20TH CENTURY Tibet. Finely painted with tempera on linen, the couple in the center, the blue-colored Samvara with four faces and twelve arms as well as his consort Vajravarahi, are depicted in yabyum, surrounded by Buddhas, Taras and Mahakalas. Modern European frame.

Condition: Good condition with minor wear and creasing. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Dimensions: Size incl. frame 70.5 x 57.8 cm. Image size 49.0 x 37.3 cm. Estimate EUR 400,Starting price EUR 200,-

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689 | A TIBETAN THANGKA OF A SCHOLAR, 19TH CENTURY Tibet, 19th century. Painted with tempera on canvas, depicting a scholar in the center holding a large flower, surrounded by deities, and flanked by trees.

Condition: Minor touch-ups, losses, abrasions, and wear. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Gilt mat and framed behind glass. Dimensions: Size incl. frame 72.6 x 54.6 cm. Image size 61.5 x 43.5 cm. Estimate EUR 1.500,Starting price EUR 750,-

690 | A TIBETAN MANDALA, 20TH CENTURY Tibet. Finely painted in tempera on canvas. Signed on the backside. Silk brocade mounting.

Condition: Very good condition with some minor wear, rubbing and soiling. Provenance: An Austrian private collection, acquired in the region around 1950 and thence by descent. Dimensions: The picture 35 x 24 cm. The thangka 74 x 53 cm. Estimate EUR 400,Starting price EUR 200,-

691 | A TIBETAN THANGKA, 20TH CENTURY Tibet. Depiction of the seven-eyed Sitatara on a lotus throne, wearing a magnificent tiara and sided by lotus flowers of which she holds the stems. Finely painted in tempera on canvas. Silk brocade mounting.

Condition: Very good condition with minimal wear, some soiling to brocade. Provenance: An Austrian private collection, acquired in the region around 1950 and thence by descent. Dimensions: The picture 31 x 21 cm. The thangka 67 x 47 cm. Estimate EUR 400,Starting price EUR 200,-

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692 | FIVE CHINESE AND JAPANESE FOLDING FANS, 20TH CENTURY China and Japan, 20th century. The four smaller fans are Chinese, made from wood and with printed designs on paper, while the larger fan is Japanese, made from ivory and painted on paper with birds and flowers on one side and various figural scenes on the other. (5)

Condition: One fan is torn, the others with some losses and smaller tears. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 197.5 g in total. Dimensions: Size 23.0 x 35.0 cm each (the smaller fans) and 30.7 x 49.5 cm (the larger fan).

693 | THREE SILK FAN PAINTINGS, QING China, 1644-1912. Two painted entirely and one painted mostly en grisaille with mountainous landscapes, all three signed. (3)

Condition: Some soiling, losses and tears, one handle missing. Provenance: From the collection of Alexander Popov in Novi Sad, Kingdom of Serbia, acquired between 1900-1920. Weight: 150.0 g in total. Dimensions: Diameter 26.5-27.1 cm. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

Estimate EUR 150,Starting price EUR 75,-

695 | TWO FLORAL EMBROIDERIES, LATE 19TH CENTURY TO REPUBLIC

694 | TWO RICE PAPER PAINTINGS, QING

China, 1860-1940. One of rectangular shape and the other circular, finely embroidered showing floral motifs with various borders and a butterfly. (2)

China, 19th century. Delicately painted with scenes of daily life. European frames. (2)

Condition: Excellent condition with minimal wear. Provenance: Austrian private collection.

Condition: Excellent condition with minimal wear and some remains of glued paper. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Dimensions: Diameter 33 cm (circular shape). Size 32.7 x 36.8 cm (rectangular shape).

Dimensions: Size incl. frame 23.0 x 33.0 cm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

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Estimate EUR 200,Starting price EUR 100,-


696 | A PAIR OF EMBROIDERED SLEEVE BANDS FROM A SILK ROBE, QING China, 1644-1912. A fine embroidery executed in the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;forbidden stitchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, also known as the Peking knot, each with a central character flanked by floral patterns.

Condition: Excellent condition with few minor traces of wear. Provenance: Acquired in Beijing during the early 1990s, since then in a private German collection. Framed behind matted glass. Dimensions: Size incl. frame 29.8 x 59.5 cm. Estimate EUR 200,Starting price EUR 100,-

697 | SILK EMBROIDERY, FLORAL ELEMENTS AND FRINGES, 19th to 20th CENTURY China. Silk, polychrome embroidery with gold threads. On a bordeaux red background a detailed embroidery with tendrils and baskets of blooming flowers are visible. In the center a medallion with peacocks and butterflies, surrounded by a dense flower bouquet. Polychrome fringed with tassels decorate the outer edge. Verso covered with apricot colored silk.

Condition: Signs of age and wear such as tears, repairs and stains. Provenance: From a Spanish private collection, Bilbao. Dimensions: Size without fringes 234 x 214 cm. Estimate EUR 150,Starting price EUR 75,-

698 | RITUAL CROWN OF A LAMA, 15th CENTURY Tibet, 15th century. Crown in the form of a five-leaved Tathagata crown, worn for ceremonial events. Slightly conical, in upper area five-fold overlapping picture boards which - with the exception of one - each present a larger circular depiction of a deity in the center, below four smaller, at the top another without border. Animals are also portrayed. Due to age, corrosion and patina, details are not recognizable. The fifth leaf offers only one deity in lapped border. Pure decoration is composed in light relief, the same on four crown sections, stronger on the fifth and with flame motifs. The lower border with leather. Interesting and mystical effect of patina.

Condition: Some damage due to obvious age characteristics. Provenance: German private collection. Dimensions: Height 19.5 cm, total width approx. 48 cm. Estimate EUR 150,Starting price EUR 75,-

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699 | A SHISOU BAXIAN BRONZE VASE, KANGXI China, 1661-1722. Two-character signature Shisou to base. The pear-shape vase, yuhuchun ping, is heavily cast of bronze and inlaid in silver to depict the Eight Immortals, baxian, gathering on a lakeshore with flying cranes in the background.

Condition: European mountings to neck have been removed, the associated drillings filled. Otherwise in fine condition with some wear, traces of use and minor casting flaws. Provenance: From an English collection. Weight: 5 kg. Dimensions: Height 30.5 cm. The neck with two cartouches, one bearing the character shou, the other with twin peaches, all within foliate lappet borders. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

700 | A MASSIVE BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER, LATE MING TO EARLY QING China, 17th â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 18th century. The censer of a semiglobular shape tapering towards the rim, giving the top a biconical appearance. The feet as well as the knobs on the sides are incised with archaistic relief decorations. Apocryphal six-character Xuande mark to the base.

Condition: Excellent condition with minor wear and a beautiful patina with traces of malachite on the interior and around the base. Provenance: French private collection. Weight: 884.8 g. Dimensions: Height 7.6 cm. Diameter 12.5 cm. Estimate EUR 400,Starting price EUR 200,-

701 | A COPPER HANDWARMER, MING China, 16th-17th century. Of rounded rectangular from, the matching cover pierced with floral diaper patterns. One heavily cast, original handle.

Condition: Very good condition with old wear, good patina, some soiling inside, minor nicks and dents here and there. Provenance: From a British private collection. Weight: 438.6 g. Dimensions: Length 15 cm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

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702 | TWO SILVER WIRE BRONZE DING, KANGXI China, 1661-1722. Shisou two-character mark to underside. Both tripods with finely inlaid silver wire depicting a circumferential lotus band below a key-fret border, the feet with archaistic scrolls, the handles with leiwen.

Condition: Excellent condition with fine patina. One of the handles slightly bent, very minor associated hairlines. Old wear to both. Provenance: A British private collection. By repute kept in the same family for over 100 years. Weight: 623 and 555 g. Dimensions: Height 13 cm each. (2) Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

703 | A MASSIVE BRONZE ALLOY TRIPOD CENSER, QING China, 1644-1912. The censer has a compressed body raised on three integral conical feet, and a pair of open handles that sweep upward from the rim. The underside is cast with a hallmark.

Condition: Good condition with wear and a fine patina. Provenance: From the collection of Alexander Popov in Novi Sad, Kingdom of Serbia, acquired between 1900-1920. Weight: 381.8 g. Dimensions: Height 6.4 cm. Diameter 8.4 cm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

704 | AN ARCHAISTIC BRONZE CENSER, QING China, 18th-19th century. The vessel with two circumferential archaistic borders, the body with vertical ribs. Two looped handles with stylized phoenix heads.

Condition: Fine condition with wear, a few small nicks and traces of use. Provenance: From the collection of Alexander Popov in Novi Sad, Kingdom of Serbia, acquired between 1900-1920. A copy of an old black and white photo, dating to early 1930s, with the collectorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cabinet, and the present vessel within, is accompanying this lot. Weight: 536.3 g. Dimensions: Length from handle to handle 13.5 cm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

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705 | A PARCEL-GILT TRIPOD BRONZE CENSER WITH CHILONG HANDLES, QING China, 1644-1912. The compressed globular body showing an apocryphal Xuande mark and rising from three legs to a short neck with a key fret pattern, with gilt chilong handles attached to the galleried rim and the body.

Condition: Good condition with minor wear, dents and nicks. Provenance: From the collection of Georg Weifert (1850-1937). Thence by descent in the same family. Weifert was a Serbo-Austrian industrialist and the first governor of the Federal Bank of the Kingdom of Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia. Weight: 4,438 g. Dimensions: Height 16 cm excl. handles. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

706 | A â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;DRAGON AND PHOENIXâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; BRONZE CENSER, QING China, 19th century. The unusual tripod censer with a domed and pierced cover depicting dragon and phoenix in fight for the magic pearl, the side with a pierced bat border, the vessel with a lotus border in high relief and to finely cash Buddhist lions as handles.

Condition: Fine dark patina. Excellent condition with some wear, tiny dents and traces of use, mostly to base. The handles on the lid slightly bent towards the center. Provenance: Canadian private collection. Weight: 1527.1 g. Dimensions: Length 21.5 cm from handle to handle. Four-character apocryphal Xuande mark in a coiled dragon reserve to base. Note the three feet spectacularly designed as flying bats. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

707 | A THREE-TIERED BRONZE ALLOY SEAL PASTE BOX, MID-QING China, 1750-1850. The seal paste box of square shape with a matching seal tray, seal plate and a pierced lid. Associated wood base from around 1900. (4)

Condition: The box in excellent condition with only minor wear, the base with losses, age cracks and wear. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 766.5 g in total. Dimensions: Size 7.0 x 7.0 x 7.0 cm. Estimate EUR 600,Starting price EUR 300,-

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708 | A GOLD-SPLASHED BRONZE TRIPOD CENSER WITH SIX-CHARACTER XUANDE MARK, QING China, 1750-1930. Heavily cast and raised on three tall, tapering feet, flanked by a pair of looped handles, the outer rim cast with an apocryphal six-character Xuande mark, irregular splashes of gold reserved against a chocolate brown patina. With its matching base. (2)

Condition: Fine condition with some old wear, traces of use, minor verdigris, scratches. Extensive soiling to inner of vessel. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Acquired in the local auction market, by repute between 1980 and 1990. Weight: 4,708 g. Dimensions: Height 30 cm. Estimate EUR 1.500,Starting price EUR 750,-

709 | A BRASS ALLOY TRIPOD CENSER WITH INSCRIPTION, QING China, 1644-1912. The censer of cylindrical shape with three lobed feet, the sides with a raised Chinese inscription with large characters on a triangular lattice ground.

Condition: Several dents, dings as well as general wear. Provenance: From the collection of Alexander Popov in Novi Sad, Kingdom of Serbia, acquired between 1900-1920. Weight: 412.8 g. Dimensions: Height 7.4 cm. Diameter 10.4 cm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

710 | A BRONZE BRUSH REST AND WASHER, MING China, 1368-1644. The washer of square shape with archaistic designs, some remains of gilt, standing on four feet, with six-character mark to the base, and with an associated wood base from the Qing dynasty. The brush rest with floral designs and an associated Qing dynasty wood base. (4)

Condition: Good condition with some wear, traces of use and fine patina. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 233.9 g in total. Dimensions: Size 2.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm (the washer). Length 7.4 cm (the brush rest). Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

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711 | AN ARCHAISTIC BRONZE TEMPLE BELL AND VESSEL SUSPENDED IN HARDWOOD FRAMES AND STANDS, QING China, Qing dynasty (1644-1912). The temple bell and you vessel are decorated with key fret patterns, taotie motifs, and other archaistic designs, each suspended in a hardwood frame and stand skillfully executed in openwork with a Shòu character (Chinese for “longevity”) on top. (2)

Condition: Good condition with old wear, age cracks and chipping. Provenance: From the collection of Alexander Popov in Novi Sad, Kingdom of Serbia, acquired between 1900-1920. A copy of an old black and white photo, dating to early 1930s, showing the collector’s cabinet, with the temple bell and vessel to either side, is accompanying this lot. Weight: 3.3 kg in total. Dimensions: Height 62.7 cm each. A copy of an old black and white photo, dating to early 1930s, with the collector’s cabinet, and the present lot within, is accompanying this lot. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

712 | A BRONZE ‘QILIN’ SCROLL WEIGHT, MING China, 1368-1644. The scroll weight cast in the form of a recumbent qilin with its head turned backwards, the details finely incised giving this mythical beast a noble expression.

Condition: Very good condition with old wear and a nicely grown gold-brown patina with an unctuous, smooth feeling. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 115.3 g. Dimensions: Height 5.1 cm. Estimate EUR 200,Starting price EUR 100,-

713 | A BRONZE MINIATURE EWER, LATE MING TO EARLY QING China, 17th – 18th century. The ewer with a curved spout, bulbous neck, cylindrical mouth and a raised conical foot is decorated with lotus motifs and meanders. Old Chinese collector’s or merchant’s inscription to the base.

Condition: Minor losses and wear, traces of soldering, fine patina. Provenance: French private estate. Weight: 220.7 g. Dimensions: Height 14.6 cm. Estimate EUR 200,Starting price EUR 100,-

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714 | A PAIR OF METAL ALLOY ARCHAISTIC YEN YEN VASES, LATE QING TO REPUBLIC China, 1850-1930. The vases of a dark patinated metal alloy, of Phoenix Tail form and made from several parts, decorated with archaistic designs. (2)

Condition: Some loose parts, wear, losses, old soldering and repairs. Provenance: From the collection of Alexander Popov in Novi Sad, Kingdom of Serbia, acquired between 1900-1920. Weight: 10.2 kg in total. Dimensions: Height 44.0 cm each. A copy of an old black and white photo, dating to early 1930s, with the collector’s setting, and one of the present vases within, is accompanying this lot. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

715 | A BRONZE ‘BUDDHIST LION’ SCROLL WEIGHT, LATE MING China, late Ming dynasty (1368-1644). The Buddhist lion cast with a fierce expression, open mouth, flame-like tail and one paw on a brocade ball.

Condition: Good condition with minor wear and few losses. Provenance: Czech private collection. Weight: 120.2 g. Dimensions: Height 4.5 cm. Estimate EUR 200,Starting price EUR 100,-

716 | A ZHOU JINGLE BELL, THREE WARRING STATES BELT HOOKS AND A HAN BRONZE BLADE China, c. 1046 BC–220 AD. The jingle bell cast in openwork as a sphere with a bronze ball inside, surrounded by a halo sectioned into the four cardinal points. The belt hooks all with a encrusted green patina, one finely incised with geometric patterns. The bronze blade with a malachite patina. (5)

Condition: Extensive wear, patina, minor losses, overall good condition commensurate with age. Provenance: German private collection. Weight: 768.1 g in total. Dimensions: Height 14.4 cm (the bell). Length 8.5-17.4 cm (the belt hooks). Length 28.8 cm (the blade). Estimate EUR 800,Starting price EUR 400,-

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717 | A BRONZE OF A WATER BUFFALO AND A SCHOLAR, MING China, 1368-1644. The bronze composed of two connected but removable pieces, one a water buffalo and the other a smiling scholar seated atop the buffalo and holding a hexagonal plaque with trigrams and a yin-yang symbol in his right hand.

Condition: Fine, dark patina with extensive old wear and traces of use. Overall very good condition, especially when considering the age of this bronze. Some casting flaws. Provenance: A Hong Kong private collection, acquired from Nicholas Pitcher, London, 3rd June 2008. Weight: 2,380 g. Dimensions: Length 22 cm. Estimate EUR 400,Starting price EUR 200,-

718 | A BRONZE â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;RAMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; SEAL, LATE QING TO REPUBLIC China, late 19th century to early 20th century. A heavily cast seal with a six-character intaglio inscription, the top crafted in the form of a recumbent ram with finely incised fur and horns on a stepped rectangular base.

Condition: Excellent condition with minor wear and a fine patina. Provenance: Italian private collection. Weight: 480.4 g. Dimensions: 4.4 x 5.7 x 4 cm. Estimate EUR 600,Starting price EUR 300,-

719 | A BRONZE CENSER WITH A SCHOLAR ON A CAPARISONED HORSE, MING TO QING China, 17th century. The censer itself cast in the form of a horse with a finely incised mane and caparison as well as tassels hanging from the neck and the lid cast in the form of a literati with a long, incised beard.

Condition: Several losses and breakages as well as a fine patina. Provenance: From the collection of Alexander Popov in Novi Sad, Kingdom of Serbia, acquired between 1900-1920. Weight: 1,272 g. Dimensions: Height 25.6 cm. Estimate EUR 800,Starting price EUR 400,-

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720 | A BRONZE GUARDIAN DEITY RIDING ON A LION Sino-Mongolian, 17th / 18th century. An expressively crafted bronze sculpture displaying a figure with a naked upper body riding on a lion (in the style of the Chinese shizi of the Ming period) with slightly turned back head and decorated with a small bell and tassels. The rider presenting a stretched and naked upper body, whereas the shoulders are covered, facial expression similar to a Krodha deity (guardian spirit, Tibet), coiled headdress, one hand resting on the side, the other raised and holding a sphere. Tiny feet covered with boots.

Condition: Very good and dark patina, a small loss to liontail – overall in good condition. Provenance: From the collection Dr. Herbert Fux. Weight: 1,762 g. Dimensions: Height 25.1 cm. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

721 | A GILT BRONZE ‘TWO MONKEYS’ FINIAL, QING China, 1644-1912. The finial cast in the form of two monkeys, one holding a fruit and the other eagerly watching on.

Condition: Good condition with some wear and minor abrasions. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 122.0 g. Dimensions: Height 3.6 cm. Estimate EUR 200,Starting price EUR 100,-

722 | A MASSIVE CAST BRONZE LID FOR A CENSER WITH A BUDDHIST LION, MING China, 1368-1644. The pierced cast bronze censer lid is topped by a large and fierce Buddhist lion with a brocade ball. Old collector’s label on the interior.

Condition: Minor losses and casting flaws, traces of gilding. Provenance: From the collection of Alexander Popov in Novi Sad, Kingdom of Serbia, acquired between 19001920. Weight: 2,124 g. Dimensions: 11.8 x 21.1 x 17 cm. Estimate EUR 400,Starting price EUR 200,-

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723 | AN IVORY OPIUM PIPE WITH PIPE BOWL China. The pipe consisting of two ivory sections, the connection pieces made of pewter with repoussĂŠ dĂŠcor in high relief and hanging chains; the mouth and finial pieces made of wood. The pewter saddle holding the meerschaum pipe bowl carved to GHSLFWbDPDQGDULQKROGLQJDODUJHSLSH

Condition: Very good original condition with some scratches, wear and a nice patina. Provenance: From a German private collection. Dimensions: Length of the pipe 52 cm, Length of the pipe bowl 9 cm. Estimate EUR 1.200,Starting price EUR 600,-

724 | THREE OPIUM PIPES, LATE QING TO REPUBLIC China, 1850-1950. One with five bone segments connected by a bamboo cane and with a sheet brass fitting with the Chinese character for Double Happiness; one of dark-stained bamboo with a sheet brass fitting showing dragons and characters in relief; and one of bamboo with hardstone fittings. (3)

Condition: Good condition with minor wear and losses, traces of use. Provenance: German private collection. Weight: 611.9 g in total. Dimensions: Length 43-51 cm. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

725 | A BRASS AND GLASS OPIUM LAMP, QING China, 1644-1912. The lamp is crafted from brass with several openwork sections. Its distinctive chimney is made from glass.

Condition: Very good condition with some wear, the glass with chipping to upper opening. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 566.6 g. Dimensions: Height 13.9 cm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

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726 | A CLOISONNÉ ‘AUSPICIOUS OBJECTS’ AND ‘CHERRY BLOSSOM’ OPIUM PIPE, REPUBLIC China, c. 1920. The pipe retaining most of its customary fixtures, the cloisonné with floral design.

Condition: Good condition with only minor wear and traces of use and age, good patina, one fixture lost and a few tiny dents. Provenance: German private collection. Acquired pre-1980. Dimensions: Height 28 cm. Estimate EUR 100,Starting price EUR 50,-

727 | LOT OF TWO CHINESE PADLOCKS AND AN OPIUM LIGHT, QING China, 19th – earlier 20th century. Mixed metals with some incised detail work.

Condition: Used, with wear and possibly missing parts, some dents and nicks here and there, the glass of the opium light is lost, uncertain if locks and light do still work Provenance: Austrian private collection. Dimensions: Length of larger lock approximately 13 cm. Estimate EUR 100,Starting price EUR 50,-

728 | AN ‘IMITATION JADE’ GLASS HOOKAH MOUTHPIECE AND A ‘BUDAI’ CLAY OPIUM PIPE FINIAL, QING China, 19th century. The glass hookah mouthpiece crafted in imitation of jade with an even celadon color, the clay opium pipe finial depicting Budai holding a string of cash. (2)

Condition: Good condition with some chipping and minor losses. Provenance: From the collection of Alexander Popov in Novi Sad, Kingdom of Serbia, acquired between 1900-1920. Weight: 83.5 g in total. Dimensions: Length 7.2 cm (the mouthpiece). Width 6.3 cm (the finial). Estimate EUR 100,Starting price EUR 50,-

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730 | A RARE TIBETAN BRONZE ALLOY CEREMONIAL HORN, 19TH CENTURY Tibet. The horn with several flute-like sound holes, engraved decorations and a good naturally grown patina.

729 | A TIBETAN COPPER REPOUSSĂ&#x2030; STUPA WITH TURQUOISES, 19TH CENTURY Tibet. The bumpa decorated with inlaid turquoises and gold foil, a terracotta tsa-tsa of Buddha inside, above four niches with Buddha figures, the base with swastika meanders and inlaid turquoises. Old inscriptions on textile and paper inside the hinged stupa.

Condition: Good condition with minor wear, small dents. Provenance: German private collection.

Condition: Good condition with old wear, some warping, traces of use, and minor dents. Provenance: Austrian private estate. Weight: 425.7 g. Dimensions: Length 55.0 cm. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

Weight: 906.5 g. Dimensions: Height 25.3 cm.

732 | A RARE BRONZE OF BUDDHA IN A TRAVEL SHRINE, 19TH CENTURY

Estimate EUR 1.200,Starting price EUR 600,-

Sino-Tibetan. The Buddha seated in padmasana on a sealed double lotus base, holding an alms bowl in his hands. The bronze inside an extendible cardboard and kesi brocade travel shrine, suspended on a string with porcelain and coral finials. (2)

731 | A PAIR OF TIBETAN BRONZE BUDDHIST CYMBALS, 19TH CENTURY Tibet, 19th century. Producing a strong and powerful sound, made for ritual and ceremonial uses, with old textiles attached. (2)

Condition: Good condition with some wear, minor dents and other traces of use. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 1,264 g. Dimensions: Diameter 28 cm each. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

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Condition: Fine condition with good natural patina, old wear, traces of use. Some of the brocade textile is lost. Extensive traces of use. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 67.8 g. Dimensions: Size 7.2 x 4.9 x 2.6 cm. Estimate EUR 600,Starting price EUR 300,-


733 | A SPECTACULAR AND VERY RARE NEPALESE GOLD KUMARI PENDANT

payment for the object has been made in full. A private owner, acquired from the above several years ago.

Nepal, 18th â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 19th century. This grandiose and very rare gold pendant is the main symbol and adornment of the Kumari, young girls revered as living goddesses by some of Nepalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hindus. The impressive gold body of the pendant is adorned with inlaid turquoises and 13 Naga heads, each holding a small coral pendant in its mouth. A true museum piece exhibiting perfect craftsmanship.

Weight: 153.8 g. Dimensions: Height 9 cm, Width 14 cm. Metallurgic analysis: Fine gold content 811/1000.

Condition: Excellent condition, the gold showing few minor traces of age and wear. Provenance: From the collection of Dr. Istvan Zelnik, Hungary. Dr. Zelnik has built one of the most fascinating and vast collections of South East Asian artworks during the past 4 decades. His collection is considered one of the three most important published collections in the world and he is the director of the Hungarian South and Southeast Asian Research Institute. An official attest by the Hungarian South and Southeast Asian Research Institute signed by Dr. Zelnik can be provided to the high bidder upon request after

734 | A MASSIVE BRONZE AND WOOD SHRINE CRAFTED AS A WALL PANEL, 19TH CENTURY Nepal, 19th century. The rectangular bronze shrine set against a wood panel, the center decorated with many separately cast and incised deities, animals and stupa emblems around a ferocious six-armed deity, the background crafted from tin, the exterior of the frame of cast and incised bronze.

The cult of Kumari traces back to the 13th century and is being practiced today. A Kumari is worshipped as the virgin reincarnation of the goddess Taleju, the protector of Nepalese kings. A Kumari is selected every 8 to 10 years, when a special girl at the age of three or four is showing divine signs. After a rigorous selection process, not unlike that used in Tibet to find the Dalai Lama, the girl is dressed in her royal garment and adorned with a divine gold pendant in a sacred ceremony. She is presented to the public in a three-day procession and afterwards lives hidden in her own temple. When her first menstruation begins, it is believed that the goddess vacates her body and a new Kumari must be elected. Estimate EUR 5.500,Starting price EUR 2.750,-

Condition: Age cracks, losses and wear. Provenance: German private collection, by repute acquired at Nagel Auctions Stuttgart. Weight: 9.7 kg. Dimensions: Size 51.0 x 61.5 cm Estimate EUR 2.500,Starting price EUR 1.250,-

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735 | A NEPALESE BRONZE FIGURE OF GREEN TARA Nepal, 19th â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1st half of 20th century. Seated on an unsealed double lotus base in lalitasana, flanked by closed lotus stems, wearing a dhoti and elaborate jewelry around the neck and arms as well as on the ears, the figure with finely chased decorations.

Condition: Good condition with minor wear and few small losses, fine patina. Provenance: German private collection. Weight: 2,430 g Dimensions: Height 29.3 cm. Estimate EUR 1.200,Starting price EUR 600,-

736 | A NEPALESE BRONZE FIGURE OF GREEN TARA, 18TH-19TH CENTURY Nepal, 18th â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 19th century. Seated in lalitasana on an unsealed openwork lotus base, from which lotus stems spring flanking the arms, dressed in a dhoti and adorned with jewelry, the serene face with downcast eyes surmounted by a three-leaf tiara in front of a high chignon.

Condition: Good condition with minor wear and small dents and nicks, good patina. Provenance: From the collection of Georg Weifert (1850-1937). Thence by descent in the same family. Weifert was a Serbo-Austrian industrialist and the first governor of the Federal Bank of the Kingdom of Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia. Weight: 332.4 g. Dimensions: Height 11.2 cm. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

737 | A NEPALESE BRONZE JAMBHALA, 19th CENTURY Nepal. The god of wealth Jambhala sitting on an ornate pedestal, holding a jewel in his right hand and a jewel-spitting mongoose in his left; surrounded by wafting heavenly bands. The base sealed and with a doublevajra symbol.

Condition: Good condition with old wear and good natural patina. Provenance: Austrian Private collection. Weight: 562 g. Dimensions: Height 13.5 cm. Estimate EUR 700,Starting price EUR 350,-

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738 | A RUBY-INLAID GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF SARASVATI PLAYING THE VINA Himalayas, 20th century. The deity seated in royal ease and playing the vina, a stringed instrument, adorned with jewelry, inlaid with ruby corundum and other semi-precious stones, her hair and crown finely incised. Modern wood base. (2)

Condition: Good condition with minor wear, the gilt partly abraded, with minor dents and nicks. Provenance: French private collection. Weight: 3,718 g in total. Dimensions: Height 35.7 cm. Estimate EUR 1.500,Starting price EUR 750,-

739 | A NEPALESE COPPER AND SILVER REPOUSSÉ FIGURE OF DURGA MAHISHASURA MARDINI, 18TH-19TH CENTURY Nepal, 18th – 19th century. Within a ring of fire that seems to extend from her radiating eighteen arms, showing various mudras and holding weapons and other attributes, the goddess Durga slays the buffalo demon Mahishasura, one of her feet resting on a Buddhist lion. Unsealed.

Condition: Extensive wear and minor losses, traces of gilt, patina and soil encrustation. Provenance: Czech private collection. Weight: 53.5 g. Dimensions: Height 10.2 cm. Estimate EUR 800,Starting price EUR 400,-

740 | A NEPALESE BRONZE FIGURE OF INDRA, 18th-19th CENTURY Nepal, 18th – 19th century. The massive bronze with semiprecious stone inlays depicting the deity seated in maharajalilasana (royal ease), dressed in a dhoti, adorned with jewels and a crown, the left hand holding a flower stem with a vajra on top and rising over the shoulder.

Condition: Good condition with minor wear and casting flaws as well as a fine patina. Provenance: French private estate. Weight: 1,300 g. Dimensions: Height 14.6 cm. Estimate EUR 800,Starting price EUR 400,-

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741 | A TIBETAN LACQUER-GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF VAJRAPANI Tibet, 19th to first half of 20th century. Striding in alidhasana on a lotus base, his left hand showing the abhaya mudra and his right raised holding a vajra, wearing long flowing robes, beautifully incised, with celestial bands, and a five-leaf crown, with a flaming repoussĂŠ mandorla rising behind him. (3)

Condition: The lacquer gilt has abraded significantly, some verdigris, minor dents and nicks. Provenance: Czech private collection. Weight: 515.5 g. Dimensions: Height 10.1 cm (the figure). Height 13.7 cm (the base and mandorla). Estimate EUR 1.300,Starting price EUR 650,-

742 | A SINO-TIBETAN GILT MINIATURE BRONZE OF SITATARA, 18TH CENTURY Tibet. Sitatara (White Tara) is seated in padmasana on a lotus throne. She symbolized purity and has seven eyes, which, besides her two natural eyes, are located on her forehead, hands and feet, allowing her to see everything. Her lower hand shows the varadamudra and the other one shows the vitarka mudra. Lotus blossoms, crown and jewelry necklaces. A very finely crafted work.

Condition: Good condition. Provenance: Galerie Zacke archive; previously in a German private collection and acquired around 1980. Dimensions: Height 7.3 cm. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

743 | AN AVALOKITESHVARA BRONZE Tibet, late 19th â&#x20AC;&#x201C; early 20th century. The neatly cast small figure seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus throne, holding a kalasa in both hands, with finely incised borders to dhoti, wearing an elaborate tiara and fine jewelry, the face with a serene expression and downcast eyes.

Condition: Fine condition with minor wear and traces of use. Unsealed. Provenance: English estate. Weight: 149.4 g. Dimensions: Height 8.2 cm. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

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744 | FOUR SMALL CULT BRONZES, 18th to 19th CENTURY Tibet. A collection of four cult bronzes, depicting Buddha as the Grand Master, the goddess Guanyin as well as the Green Tara. Syamatara is the “Green Tara”, in contrast to the “White Tara”. The central characteristic here is the foot she has placed on a small, separate lotus pedestal. The handheld lower offers the gesture of “wish fulfillment”, the varadamudra. To the sides of the shoulders are lotus blossoms; on her head is the five-pointed crown of a transcendent bodhisattva.

Condition: Good condition, remnants of cultic painting. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Dimensions: Height 3.5 cm - 3.7 cm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

745 | A TIBETAN GILT BRONZE OF BUDDHA AMITAYUS, 19TH- EARLY 20TH CENTURY Tibet, c. 1870-1930. Seated in padmasana on a sealed double lotus base, the vessel in his hands containing the nectar of immortality, wearing finely incised robes, a foliate crown and jewelry, the hair in a high chignon, and framed by celestial bands. With iconographic cold painting.

Condition: Good condition with minor wear and small dents and nicks. Provenance: From the collection of Georg Weifert (1850-1937). Thence by descent in the same family. Weifert was a SerboAustrian industrialist and the first governor of the Federal Bank of the Kingdom of Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia. Weight: 543.0 g. Dimensions: Height 14.5 cm. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

746 | A TIBETAN GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI, 19TH- EARLY 20TH CENTURY Tibet, c. 1860-1930. Seated in padmasana on a sealed double lotus base, showing the bhumisparsa mudra, the earth-touching gesture, and wearing elaborate and finely incised robes showing the Eight Buddhist Symbolds (bajixiang) on the back as well as a crown, ushnisha and lotus earrings.

Condition: Good condition with minor wear and small dents and nicks. Provenance: From the collection of Georg Weifert (1850-1937). Thence by descent in the same family. Weifert was a SerboAustrian industrialist and the first governor of the Federal Bank of the Kingdom of Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia. Weight: 1,846 g. Dimensions: Height 21.5 cm. Estimate EUR 1.500,Starting price EUR 750,-

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747 | A BRONZE ALLOY REPOUSSĂ&#x2030; FIGURE OF BUDAI, QING China, 1644-1912. The Laughing Buddha is depicted wearing an open robe decorated with a dragon and lingzhi-shaped clouds, holding a rosary in one hand, and showing his characteristically large belly.

Condition: Some wear as well as a hole on the left shoulder. Provenance:b(QJOLVKSULYDWH collection. Weight: 1,086 g. Dimensions: Height 13.5 cm. Estimate EUR 400,Starting price EUR 200,-

748 | A HERUKA VAJRABHAIRAVA BRONZE, 19TH CENTURY

749 | A TIBETAN FIRE-GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF BEGTSE

Tibet. Finely cast and incised depiction of Vajrabhairava in his wrathful Heruka appearance with his consort Vajra Vetali, standing atop a bull and a human figure, holding a shamanic staff, wearing a skull crown and a tiger fur loincloth.

Tibet, 19th to first half of 20th century. The lord of war massively cast clad in armor and wearing a long skull necklace as well as a skull crown, holding a sword in one hand, the fearsome countenance with three protruding eyes, beneath flaming hair with some traces of paint.

Condition: Excellent condition with some wear and nice, darkbrown patina. Sealed. Minor verdigris. Provenance: The Siegfried and Diane Hearst Collection. Diane, a concert pianist, and Siegfried, a New York NBC impresario who worked with Rubinstein, Horowitz, Klemperer and other legendary pianists, were both avid collectors of Asian art for a period spanning over half a century.

Condition: The gilt has partly abraded, especially around the face, hands, and hair, also with few minor nicks and dents. Provenance: Czech private collection. Weight: 1,986 g. Dimensions: Height 17.0 cm excl. pegs and base. Height of base 3.4 cm.

Weight: 551.1 g. Dimensions: Height 14 cm.

Associated wood base. (2)

Estimate EUR 600,Starting price EUR 300,-

Estimate EUR 1.800,Starting price EUR 900,-

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750 | A RARE DENSATIL STYLE GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF MAHAKALA China. Presenting as Legden, “the Excellent One”, wearing a heavy cloak and boots redolent of indigenous Tibetan spirit deities, a rare form of the deity. Traces of paint.

Condition: Good condition with only one of the pegs lost, some minor abrasion to the gilt. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 5,740 g. Dimensions: Height 29.7 excl. the base and pegs. Associated modern wood base. (2) This rare form of Mahakala was favoured in Central and Southern Tibet under the Newari artistic influence during the 13th and 14th century. Compare an almost identical figure from Densatil (HAR12127), other examples of Mahakala similarly clad in heavy cloak include two in the Rubin Museum of Art (HAR65443, 65208). Auction result comparison: Compare with a near identical gilt copper alloy figure sold by Bonham’s Sydney for AU$ 75,640 gross on 9 May 2018 in Important Asian Art, lot 99. Estimate EUR 5.000,Starting price EUR 2.500,-

751 | A MINIATURE BRONZE BEGTSE, QING China, 1800-1900. Depiction of Begtse Chen, the main protector of the Geluk order, with a sword and a human heart in his hands, wearing a wrathful armor and standing atop an animal and a human corpse on a lotus pedestal.

Condition: Good condition with some minor wear, minimal nicks and casting flaws. Unsealed. Provenance: An old German private collection. Weight: 104.3 g. Dimensions: Height 7.7 cm. Estimate EUR 400,Starting price EUR 200,-

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752 | A BRONZE FIGURE OF A BODHISATTVA, TANG STYLE AND POSSIBLY OF THE PERIOD China. The bodhisattva standing on a six-foiled base, with celestial bands around the arms and legs, wearing a crown. Together with a 20th century replica of a Tang bronze of a bodhisattva on a fourpronged base. (2)

Condition: Massive encrustations as well as areas of natural verdigris and malachite patina to the Tang style Bodhisattva. The replica with artificial patina. Provenance: German private collection. Weight: 368.1 g in total. Dimensions: Height 12.8 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 13.5 cm. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

753 | A LACQUER-GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA, MING China, 1368-1644. Seated in padmasana on a double lotus base and showing the dhyana mudra, wearing simple robes with finely incised folds, the face well-cast in a meditative expression. Much of the original lacquer gilding has been preserved.

Condition: Some losses as well as warping to the unsealed base, otherwise in excellent condition. Provenance: Swedish private collection. Weight: 1,430 g. Dimensions: Height 23.5 cm. Auction result comparison: Compare with a very similar but larger bronze, sold at Christieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s New York for USD 74,500 gross on 22-23 March 2012 in Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art (Parts I & II), lot 1778. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

754 | A BUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI BRONZE, LATE MING China, late Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Seated in dhyanasana atop a double lotus pedestal. The right hand held in bhumisparsha mudra and the left resting in his lap, raised ushnisha and good expression.

Condition: Extensive wear and patina, the alms bowl a later replacement, losses to the back of the base, well visible on the pictures available online. Unsealed. Provenance: Austrian Private collection. Weight: 1108 g. Dimensions: Height 20 cm. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

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755 | A BRONZE FIGURE OF AVALOKITESVARA, LATE MING China, late Ming dynasty (1644-1912). Heavily cast seated in dhyanasana with the right hand lowered in varada mudra and the left in abhaya mudra, the face with a serene expression and downcast eyes, the hair gathered into a high chignon save for two long plaits falling off the shoulders. Unsealed.

Condition: Fair condition with old wear and losses, few dents and abrasions, fine patina with some verdigris. Provenance: English private collection. Weight: 3,036 g. Dimensions: Height 30.0 cm. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

756 | A SINO-TIBETAN GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI Sino-Tibetan, 20th century. Seated in padmasana on a lotus base showing the bhumisparsa mudra, the earth touching gesture, showing a calm expression with downcast eyes and slender lips, the hair in tight curls and an ushnisha. Sealed.

Condition: Good condition with minor wear, the gilt partly abraded, with minor dents and nicks. Provenance: French private collection. Weight: 1,622 g in total. Dimensions: Height 23.0 cm. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

757 | A BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI, QING China, 1644-1912. Seated in padmasana on a sealed double lotus base, his right hand in bhumisparsa mudra, while the left rests on his lap supporting the (missing) alms bowl, the robes finely incised, the curled hair and ushnisha topped by a lotus bud. Remains of lacquer-gilt and paint.

Condition: Extensive wear and minor losses, the alms bowl is missing. Provenance: Czech private collection. Weight: 760.7 g. Dimensions: Height 14.7 cm. Estimate EUR 800,Starting price EUR 400,-

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758 | A GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF AVALOKITESVARA, 20TH CENTURY China. Seated in padmasana on a sealed lotus base, the main hands in anjali mudra, the others holding lotus flower and prayer beads, wearing an elegant dhoti incised with scrolling borders and beaded jewelry, the head with a five-leaf crown, the ushnisha surmounted by a miniature Amitabha.

Condition: Soiling, some spotting to gilt, wear and dark patina. Provenance: Belgian private collection. Weight: 1,720 g. Dimensions: Height 22.0 cm. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

759 | AN AMITAYUS BRONZE, QIANLONG MARK & PERIOD China, dated 1780. Dressed as a bodhisattva seated in dhyanasana upon a square base borne at the corners by stylized vajra with scrolled terminals, the hands in dhyanamudra, adorned with high foliate crown, earrings and pectoral, with a cascading cloth falling at the front above the neatly incised nine-character reign mark.

Condition: Kalasa and mandorla lost. One earring slightly bent. Heat damage and related losses to chest. The complete figure bears a later red lacquer coating, possibly applied to cover extensive wear to gilding underneath, which is still visible in a few places. Provenance: Boston private estate, USA. Weight: 1303.1 g. Dimensions: Height 18 cm. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

760 | A GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF A FEMALE DEITY, MID-QING China, 1750-1850. The figure cast and incised, wearing a heavy coat and a leaf skirt, standing on an associated European Art Deco facetted onyx base from c. 1920. (2)

Condition: The figure with a single hole drilled in the back, old wear and traces of use, in good condition, the base with wear and some chipping. Provenance: Latvian private collection. Weight: 1,228 g in total. Dimensions: Height 21.6 cm. Estimate EUR 700,Starting price EUR 350,-

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761 | BRONZE IMMORTAL WITH WATER JAR, QING China, 19th century. Fine figure, possibly a fairy and an accompanying figure of Xiwangmu (â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Queen Mother of the Westâ&#x20AC;?), clad in a noble long robe with artemisia, and bearing a ruyisymbol on her breast. The face is delicate and with a slightly smiling expression, the hair coiffed in a top knot. With separately casted hands, one holding the jar containing the elixir of immortality.

Condition: Deep blackening and patina, some fingers lost, and head reattached but overall in good condition. Provenance: German private collection. Dimensions: Height 24 cm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

762 | A BRONZE DIGNITARY, MING China, 1368-1644. Cast seated on a rocky throne, dressed in a flowing robe with a rectangular rank badge in high relief and holding a scepter. The face with a graceful expression. Note the characteristic five-pointed beard.

Condition: Good natural patina with remnants of lacquer gilding. Malachite encrustations mostly on the inside. Unsealed. Old wear and some tiny nicks here and there. Provenance: English private collection. Weight: 575.9 g. Dimensions: Height 15.5 cm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

763 | A BRONZE FIGURE OF A TEMPLE GUARDIAN, MING China, 1368-1644. Heavily cast with a fierce expression, the temple guardian is wearing a long robe with flowing bands, the hair and other details finely incised.

Condition: Good condition with some wear and minor abrasions. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 2,882 g. Dimensions: Height 29.2 cm. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

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764 | A GILT COPPER-ALLOY BUDDHA, QING China, 18th-19th century. The majestic deity is well cast seated in dhyanasana with one hand in bhumisparsa mudra, the other resting in his lap in the gesture of meditation, richly gilt overall.

Condition: Old wear and minor nicks here and there. Overall good condition. Bowl lost. Sealed, but the base plate likely a later replacement. Provenance: From the collection of Alexander Popov in Novi Sad, Kingdom of Serbia, acquired between 1900-1920. Weight: 671.8 g. Dimensions: Height 15.2 cm. Wearing an intricately executed robe gathered in cascading folds at the shoulder and at his ankles, his rounded face with downcast eyes, bow-shaped mouth flanked by long pendulous ear lobes, his hair arranged in tight curls rising to a domed ushnisha. Estimate EUR 1.500,Starting price EUR 750,-

765 | A LARGE CARVED WOOD FIGURE OF GUANYIN, MING China, 1368-1644. The bodhisattva seated in padmasana on a double lotus base, one hand showing the shuni mudra, wearing long flowing robes, a bejeweled necklace and a high tiara.

Condition: Condition as seen with massive age crack, extensive weathering and losses, and calcification. Provenance: The Reinhold Hofstätter collection, Vienna, and thence by decent. Acquired in Austria before 1980, by repute from a Lady of Nobility. Weight: 7.2 kg. Dimensions: Height 72.9 cm. Estimate EUR 1.500,Starting price EUR 750,-

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766 | A LACQUER-GILT AND CARVED WOOD FIGURE OF BUDDHA, LATE MING TO EARLIER QING China, 17th century. Original lacquer gilt and cold painting, the Buddha seated in padmasana and showing the dhyana mudra, the face showing a serene expression with downcast eyes, long earlobes and a gentle smile.

Condition: The lacquer in good condition, especially when considering the age of the piece, but with many small cracks and some losses, few touch-ups, wormholes and cracks to the base, soiling. Provenance: Croatian private collection. Weight: 719.2 g. Dimensions: Height 27.0 cm. Estimate EUR 1.200,Starting price EUR 600,-

767 | A LARGE CARVED WOOD FIGURE OF BUDDHA, MING China, 1368-1644. Seated in padmasana, one hand in vitarkamudra and the other holding an amrita vessel, wearing long robes falling into voluminous folds and opening at the chest, the face with a benevolent expression and downcast eyes, a gentle smile, long earlobes and tightly curled hair.

Condition: Old wear and abrasions, remnants of pigment and lacquer, losses and age cracks, old filling. Overall in well-presentable condition, with issues as expected on a wood statue of this age. Provenance: From a private estate, by repute in the same family since the early 20th century. Weight: 19.4 kg. Dimensions: Height 73.0 cm. Estimate EUR 1.500,Starting price EUR 750,-

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768 | IMPERIAL DIGNITARY ON A THRONE, QING China, 1644-1912. Wood with gilding. Tiered throne with floral decoration, golden robe with fine plaster decoration, in which multiple fenghuan (phoenixes) are depicted, even inside the epaulets. The face is reddish and astonishingly unique and serious in its features; the once-present beard hairs are no longer present. Black cap with a butterfly (once a sign for a 70-year-old man) painted on top. In one hand he holds a bowl, while, in the other, he once held a now-lost dignitariesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; scepter.

Condition: Uniformly well preserved, appropriate for its age. Provenance: Viennese private collection. Dimensions: Height 26 cm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

769 | A POLYCHROME LACQUERED AND GILT WOOD FIGURE OF GUANDI, 17TH-18TH CENTURY China. This wooden figure with polychrome (including gold) lacquer and elaborate gesso applications depicts the war god Guandi, based on Guan Yu, a general under Liu Bei during the late Eastern Han dynasty. Usually he is depicted holding a sword, but this figure is missing a hand.

Condition: One hand missing and minor cracks here and there, otherwise in good condition. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Dimensions: Height 25.4 cm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

770 | A CARVED LACQUER-GILT WOOD FIGURE OF A DEITY STANDING ON A WATER BEAST, QING China, 1644-1912. The deity balancing with one leg on the dragon-like head of a water beast, as indicated by the fish tail rising from the dome-shaped base carved as swirling waves. With a European wall-fitting base.

Condition: Wear, age cracks and losses. Provenance: German private collection. Weight: 202.4 g. Dimensions: Height 20.1 cm. Estimate EUR 350,Starting price EUR 175,-

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771 | A MARBLE STELE DEPICTING A BODHISATTVA PLAYING A WIND INSTRUMENT, LATE QING TO REPUBLIC China, 1850-1930. The stone carved to depict a bodhisattva seated in royal ease on a lotus base, wearing long flowing robes and blowing into a wind instrument, flanked by celestial bands.

Condition: Extensive wear, minor losses, chipping, traces of use, soiling. Provenance: Belgian private collection. Weight: 2,432 g. Dimensions: Height 15.3 cm. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

772 | A GANDHARA STUCCO HEAD OF BUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI Ancient Kingdom of Kushan, 3rd-4th cenuty. The Buddha with a calm expression and an ushnisha. Fine patina.

Condition: Good condition with minor wear and some losses. Provenance: Austrian private estate. On a modern European wood plate made for wall suspension. Weight: 376.5 g. Dimensions: Height 20.5 cm Estimate EUR 400,Starting price EUR 200,-

773 | A MONGOLIAN COPPER REPOUSSÃ&#x2030; BUDDHA TORSO FROM ONGI MONASTERY, 18TH CENTURY Mongolia, 18th century or earlier. The torso with remnants of gilt, the Buddha with a high ushnisha, long incised hair, wearing necklaces and jewelry.

Condition: Heavily damaged with severe dents, losses. Provenance: German private collection. Inscription to wood base. Damaged during the anti-religious purges by the communists in Mongolia that left Ongi Monastery destroyed. Modern wood base. Weight: 1,136 g incl. base. Dimensions: Height 34.2 cm incl. base. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

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775 | A BURMESE GILT WOOD FIGURE OF A NAT, C. 1920 Burma. A quite rare and amusing gilt wood figure of a nat with real hair. Nats are spirits worshipped by Burmese Buddhists.

Condition: Good condition. Provenance: Galerie Zacke archive. Dimensions: Height 44 cm. Estimate EUR 400,Starting price EUR 200,-

774 | A LARGE BURMESE CARVED AND GILT-LACQUERED WOOD FIGURE OF A WORSHIPPER Burma, c. 1860-1940. The large figure depicting a kneeling worshipper, hands pressed together in prayer, wearing princely robes and a high winged crown, richly decorated with many small polychrome glass pieces.

Condition: Some wear, abrasions to the gilt, minor chipping, cracks and losses. The figure was professionally restored in Vienna during the 1990s. Provenance: Austrian private collection.

776 | A BURMESE LACQUER GILT WOOD FIGURE OF A SEATED BUDDHA, C. 1900 Burma. The buddha has a fine expression with a subtle smile, long ears attached to the shoulders, ushnisha and removable ketumala, seated in padmasana on a lotus throne and showing the bhumisparsha mudra, calling upon the earth to witness his enlightenment.

Dimensions: Height 93.6 cm (the figure). Height 27.3 cm (the table). Together with a low black and giltlacquered table with elephant legs and similar decorations, which was once used in a Buddhist temple, where worshippers would place sacrificial offerings on it. (2) Estimate EUR 2.000,Starting price EUR 1.000,-

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Condition: Good condition with some damage on the reverse. Provenance: Private collection. Dimensions: Height 60 cm. Estimate EUR 1.300,Starting price EUR 650,-


777 | TWO BURMESE CARVED AND LACQUERED WOOD WORSHIPPERS, LATE 19th CENTURY Burma. One cross-legged male and one kneeling female worshipper, with original lacquer painting. (2)

Condition: Some wear, age cracks, and minor chipping. Provenance: From the collection of Georg Weifert (1850-1937). Thence by descent in the same family. Weifert was a Serbo-Austrian industrialist and the first governor of the Federal Bank of the Kingdom of Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia. Weight: 15.4 kg in total. Dimensions: Height 53.8 and 55.1 cm. Estimate EUR 2.000,Starting price EUR 1.000,-

778 | A PAIR OF CARVED AND LACQUERED WOOD WORSHIPPERS, LATE 19TH CENTURY Burma. Two kneeling Buddhist monks carved from heavy wood and coated with lacquer, both with lively facial expressions showing honest adoration. Using the thayo technique, their sashes and the hems of their robes have been decorated with inlaid glass. (2)

Condition: Some wear, age cracks, and minor chipping, with a fine patina. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 7.6 kg in total. Dimensions: Height 47.2 cm each. Estimate EUR 1.300,Starting price EUR 650,-

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779 | AN EARLY BURMESE MARBLE BUDDHA, 17th to early 18th CENTURY Burma, Shan style. Serene portrayal of Buddha Shakyamuni, seated in dhyanasana atop a stepped lotus throne, with his right hand resting in his lap and the left raised to his chest. Gracious facial features, incised urna and elongated earlobes. Original lacquer gilding.

Condition: Generally, in very good condition. Loss to right hand as visible on the photo. The original lacquer coating darkened and partially worn off. Superb, naturally grown patina. Provenance: From a British private estate. Weight: 39 kg. Dimensions: Height 49 cm. Estimate EUR 2.000,Starting price EUR 1.000,-

780 | A BURMESE POLYCHROME WOOD FIGURE OF A NAT WITH A SWORD AND NAGAS, C. 1900 Burma. A very finely crafted and appealing terracotta figure. The nat is holding an iron sword in his right hand and is surrounded by snakes, one behind each shoulder, one around each arm, one through each earlobe and one around his head.

Condition: Very good condition with few minor cracks. Provenance: Galerie Zacke archive. Dimensions: Height 45.2 cm. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

781 | A BURMESE LACQUERED WOOD ‘HORSE’ BETEL NUT CONTAINER, 18TH-19TH CENTURY Burma, 18th – 19th century. The container carved from wood in the form of an elegant horse and painted with the original red lacquer, the head and lid on the back are removable and this piece was evidently used to store betel nuts.

Condition: Good condition with minor chipping and some losses. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 675.4 g in total. Dimensions: Height 25.0 cm. Length 26.5 cm. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

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784 | A RARE GILT-LACQUER WOOD CHEST, c. 1850-1880 Thailand, Rattanakosin Kingdom. The chest with a gold lacquer coating and carved in high relief with various deities. Iron handles. Naturally grown, fine patina.

Condition: Some wear, age cracks, and minor chipping: The lid possibly a later addition. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Dimensions: Size 71.3 x 124.4 x 62.7 cm. Estimate EUR 1.500,Starting price EUR 750,-

785 | A BRONZE SKILLET, 17TH - 18TH CENTURY Southeast Asia. This bronze skillet of flat base and irregular rim is cast with abstract patterns over the body; the wooden handle piece is missing.

Condition: Good condition with traces of use and age. Provenance: From the collection of Anette van Meer. Dimensions: Height 10 cm. Base diameter 12 cm. Estimate EUR 150,Starting price EUR 75,-

786 | A VERY LARGE WOODEN COLUMN WITH MATCHING CROSSBEAM Southeast Asia, around 1900. Solid wood, carved of several pieces, very nice patina, overall and extremely rare and attractive work.

Condition: Old wear, traces of use, age cracks, losses, some modern electrical fittings to base section which can easily be removed. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Dimensions: c. 250 x 14 cm (the column) and 155 x 22 x 15 cm (the crossbeam). Estimate EUR 1.500,Starting price EUR 750,-

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787 | A VERY LARGE SILVER PITCHER, 19TH CENTURY Southeast Asia. The pitcher with a handle, showing embossed and engraved floral decorations on the sides, mouth, handle, and foot.

Condition: Some dings, wear, and minor losses. Provenance: Austrian private estate. Weight: 2,320 g. Dimensions: Height 19.1 cm. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

788 | A LARGE RATTANAKOSIN SILVER GOBLET, 19TH TO EARLIER 20TH CENTURY Thailand, Rattanakosin Kingdom. Incised and embossed with Buddhist deities and floral decorations.

Condition: Good condition with wear, warping, and minor dents. Provenance: Austrian private estate. Weight: 970.0 g. Dimensions: Height 26.5 cm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

789 | AN UNUSUAL THAI BRONZE FIGURE OF A PRINCESS OR NOBLE WOMAN, EARLY 1900s Thailand. The standing figure, executed in bronze with a strong patina, is depicted wearing a crown and ornate dress â&#x20AC;&#x201C; identifying this figure as a princess or noble woman. Her facial expression is quite grim and her hands are highly unusual, as they curved outwards. Supported on a base.

Condition: Good and complete condition, extensive green patina. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Dimensions: Height 26 cm. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

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790 | HEAD OF BUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI, C. 15th to 16th CENTURY Ayutthya Kingdom (Siam). Important and rather large head with the typical stylistic character of the Ayutthya period (until 1767), but also the influence of its classic precursor, the Sukhothai. The curved eye contours, also the fine nose and lips with accentuated corners in addition to the entire head form, which highlights the spiritual appeal by widening at the top. Strong high-arched eyebrows and a corresponding hairline. Domed ushnisha with a large flame on top (fragment). Gracefully mounted on a quadratic red marble base with black sprinkles.

Condition: Overall well-preserved. The ears are intact for the most part. Remnants of a former lacquer coating that quite certainly carried a layer of gilding over it. Provenance: From the Swiss collection ZuberbĂźhler. Dimensions: Height with base 30.5 cm. Height without base 10.2 cm. Estimate EUR 1.800,Starting price EUR 900,-

791 | A BRONZE HEAD OF BUDDHA, AYUTTHAYA Thailand, Ayutthaya Kingdom (1350-1767). With elaborate headdress, showing a serene expression, with slender lips and down-cast eyes underneath high arched eyebrows. Antique wood base of stepped square form with old collectorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s label on the back.

Condition: Fine patina, soil encrustation, several losses. Provenance: German private collection. Weight: 3,156 g incl. base. Dimensions: Height 32.8 cm incl. base. Estimate EUR 1.800,Starting price EUR 900,-

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792 | A BRONZE HEAD OF BUDDHA, SUKHOTHAI Thailand, 15th century. The heavily cast head of Buddha showing a serene expression, with slender lips and down-cast eyes underneath high arched eyebrows, tight curls and ushnisha.

Condition: Some wear, losses, pittings, and dents, beautiful patina. Provenance: English private estate. Weight: 980.2 g incl. base. Dimensions: Height 11 cm (the head) and 19.7 cm (incl. base). Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

793 | A BRONZE HEAD OF BUDDHA, SUKHOTHAI Thailand, 1238-1438. The Buddha showing a serene expression, with slender lips and down-cast eyes underneath high arched eyebrows. Fitted hardwood base from around 1900.

Condition: Beautiful patina with malachite and soil encrustation. The hardwood base with minor wear. Provenance: From the collection of Georg Weifert (1850-1937). Thence by descent in the same family. Weifert was a Serbo-Austrian industrialist and the first governor of the Federal Bank of the Kingdom of Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia. Weight: 985.3 g incl. base. Dimensions: Height 19 cm. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

794 | A GILT-BRONZE BUDDHA HEAD, AYUDHYA Thailand, 15th â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 16th century. Heavily cast with a meditative expression, downcast almond-shaped eyes, finely incised lips, surmounted by a heart-shaped hairline with numerous, minuscule curls below the ushnisha. Mounted to modern bronze and wood base.

Condition: Losses, dents and some heat damage as visible on the images. Natural dark patina with deep encrustations, very little remnants of gilding. Old wear. Overall fair condition and in accordance with the age of this head. Provenance: From a London private collection of Buddhist art. Weight: 980 g. (including base). Dimensions: 11.5 cm (height of the head), 19.5 cm (total height with base). Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

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795 | A SANDSTONE TORSO OF BUDDHA, SUKHOTHAI Thailand, 1238-1438. The heavy sandstone with a complex weathering landscape indicating an age of at least 500 years and possibly up to a millennium, giving this piece an appealing structure and patina. Associated wood base. (2)

Condition: Condition as seen with extensive weathering and losses. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 47.1 kg. Dimensions: Height 42.0 cm excl. base. Estimate EUR 2.000,Starting price EUR 1.000,-

796 | A BRONZE MODEL OF A SEATED BUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI, SIAM, 19th – 20th CENTURY Kingdom of Siam, Rattanakosin Kingdom (1782–1932) or slightly later. Cast bronze with good and solid age patina.

Condition: Good condition with some wear, traces of age and usage, some soiling. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Dimensions: Height c. 15 cm. Estimate EUR 4.000,Starting price EUR 2.000,-

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797 | A JAVANESE BRONZE FIGURE OF BRAHMA, 14TH-15TH CENTURY Java, 14th – 15th century. The deity massively cast seated in padmasana on a double lotus base on a stepped rectangular plinth, with four arms holding various attributes, including mala and kamandalu, and one hand showing varada mudra, wearing a dhoti with flower heads, bands, and ornaments.

Condition: Good condition with fine verdigris and malachite patina. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 716.4 g. Dimensions: Height 13.6 cm. Estimate EUR 1.500,Starting price EUR 750,-

798 | A BRONZE MODEL OF A SEATED BUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI, SIAM, 19th – 20th CENTURY Kingdom of Siam, Rattanakosin Kingdom (1782–1932) or slightly later. Cast bronze with good and solid age patina.

Condition: Good condition with some wear, traces of age and usage, some soiling. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Dimensions: Height c. 15 cm. Estimate EUR 200,Starting price EUR 100,-

799 | A KHMER BRONZE FIGURE OF FOUR-ARMED LOKESVARA UNDER SEVEN-HEADED NAGA, 13TH CENTURY Khmer Empire, Angkor period, Bayon style, 13th century. The four-armed bodhisattva wearing a sambat, holding his attributes, and standing on the coiled naga, representing the snake king Muchalinda, on a square base, the snake rising above him with seven heads.

Condition: Well-preserved with wear and other signs of age throughout, with a fine malachite patina and soil encrustation. Provenance: From an old South German collection. Weight: 847.2 g. Dimensions: Height 22.5 cm. This depiction featuring the serpent king Muchalinda is quite unusual, as it is much more common for this naga to be depicted sheltering Buddha, and this testifies to the great importance of this bodhisattva in Khmer society at the time. Estimate EUR 800,Starting price EUR 400,-

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800 | A KHMER ANGKOR STYLE SANDSTONE STATUE OF VISHNU, LATE 19TH TO MID-20TH CENTURY Cambodia, c. 1860-1960. The God of Protection standing in samapada on a rectangular base, holding the conch in his one remaining hand, wearing a sampot and an elaborately decorated crown. His face shows a gentle smile and the eyes, lips, and other details are finely incised. Associated wood base. (2)

Condition: Extensive wear and losses, patina. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Dimensions: Height 207 cm incl. base. Estimate EUR 5.000,Starting price EUR 2.500,-

801 | A FEMALE SANDSTONE TORSO, KOH KER Cambodia, Khmer, village of Koh Ker, 10th century. The robust figure elegantly carved with broad shoulders and a round belly adorned with a raised and incised waistband and apron. Modern base. (2)

Condition: Extensive weathering and wear, minor dents, nicks and losses as visible on the images. Overall fine condition, especially when considering the age of this statue. Provenance: Axel Aylwen, Bargany House, Scotland, acquired in Thailand during the 1970s. A private collector, acquired from the above in 1998. A copy of the original provenance letter, dated May 7th 1998, is accompanying this lot. Weight: 5.5 kg. Dimensions: Height 36.5 cm (the statue) and 43 cm (including the base) The present example exhibits the â&#x20AC;&#x153;dynamic equilibriumâ&#x20AC;? that, for Boisselier, characterizes the sculpture of Koh Ker. See J. Boisselier, Asie du Sud-Est, 1966, page 248. Estimate EUR 3.000,Starting price EUR 1.500,-

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Lots 802-832 are from the collection of Dr. Istvan Zelnik, Hungary. Dr. Zelnik has built one of the most fascinating and vast collections of South East Asian artworks during the past 4 decades. His collection is considered one of the three most important published collections in the world and he is the director of the Hungarian South and Southeast Asian Research Institute. An official attest by the Hungarian South and Southeast Asian Research Institute signed by Dr. Zelnik can be provided to the high bidder upon request after payment for the object has been made in full.

802 | A THAI REPOUSSÉ GOLD BUDDHA FIGURE Thailand, 17th – 18th century. The gold Buddha executed in repoussé, the lotus pedestal on a four-stepped hexagonal base still showing the slag core. The Buddha appears to be walking, his raised left hand showing the abhayamudra. His robe is covering his left shoulder as well as his entire lower body up to the ankles, his head is crowned with an ushnisha and a high ketumala flame finial on top.

Condition: Overall good condition with minor loss of material and repairs to feet, the figure glued to the pedestal, expected traces of age and wear around the Buddha’s right shoulder and the lower part of the base. Provenance: A private owner, acquired from the collection of Dr. Istvan Zelnik several years ago. Weight: 100.5 g. Dimensions: Height incl. Base 15.8 cm. Metallurgic analysis: Fine gold content (24K): Weight 96.5 g. Estimate EUR 4.000,Starting price EUR 2.000,-

803 | A VIETNAMESE CHAM STYLE GOLD FIGURE OF SHIVA Vietnam, 20th century reproduction of an original 12th century piece. The standing gold figure of Shiva is brilliantly executed in the Cham style, with large, almondshaped eyes, a continuous eyebrow line, a flat, wide nose, full lips and a thick moustache. The eyes and lips are accentuated with bordering lines. The three eyes (including the Urna) are inlaid with gemstones. The two-tiered bun is richly braided, and the ears are elongated. The elbows are bent, and the arms stretched out with open hands. The figure stands atop an integrated silver double lotus pedestal.

Condition: Excellent condition with little wear, such as tarnishing and smaller dents. Provenance: Originates from The Zelnik Istvan Southeast Asian Gold Museum, Budapest. Hungarian private collection. Weight: 1,075 g. Dimensions: Height 48.5 cm. Metallurgic analysis: The fine gold content of the gold figure (excluding the silver pedestal) is 666/1000. Gold value: The gold content of this figure is roughly 750 grams which has an approximate melting value of 20.000 Euros. Published: The Zelnik Istvan Southeast Asian Gold Museum, pages 224-225, Budapest 2013. At the time this figure was published as an original, an opinion that was revised around 2015 and therefore the figure was withdrawn from the museum collection. Metallurgic Analysis The data from the metallurgic analysis relates to the proportion of fine gold contained in the gold alloy only. It does not relate to the gross weight of the lot, as the gross weight consists of the weight of the gold alloy and the weight of other materials added to the lot such as gemstones, soil encrustations, casting cores or other metals processed within the lot. Estimate EUR 30.000,Starting price EUR 15.000,-

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804 | A MIXED LOT OF 34 ROUND GOLD NECKLACE BEADS Champa, c. 10th-12th century. The beads of a slightly compressed globular shape with decorative vertical markings and holes to attach on a string to be worn as a necklace.

Condition: Extensive traces of wear and use, minor losses. Provenance: A private owner, acquired from the collection of Dr. Istvan Zelnik several years ago. Weight: 16.8 g in total. Dimensions: Size approx. 0.7 x 0.9 cm each. Metallurgic analysis: Fine gold content (24K): Weight 11.7 g in total. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

805 | A MIXED LOT OF CHAM GOLD BEADS Champa, 10th â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12th century. A mixed lot of twelve individual, hollow, biconical gold beads tapering towards the ends.

Condition: Mostly good condition with traces of wear. Provenance: A private owner, acquired from the collection of Dr. Istvan Zelnik several years ago. Weight: 19.9 g in total. Dimensions: Length 1.9 cm each. Metallurgic analysis: Fine gold content (24K): Weight 18.3 g in total. Literature comparison: A Cham chain of similar gold beads is published in Gold Treasures of the Cham Kingdoms from the Collection of Dr. Zelnik Volume 1, no. 74 (page 11), Budapest 2007. Estimate EUR 800,Starting price EUR 400,-

806 | AN ELABORATE CHAM GOLD AND GEMSTONE NECKLACE Champa, 10th â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12th century. The decorative chain is composed of 16 gold tube-like elements with fine, elaborate decorations as well as large, round carnelian and lapis lazuli pearls.

Condition: Overall good condition, however two of the large lapis lazuli pearls are damaged. Provenance: A private owner, acquired from the collection of Dr. Istvan Zelnik several years ago. Weight: 90.8 g. Dimensions: Length of necklace 68 cm. Metallurgic analysis: Fine gold content (24K): Weight 6.6 g. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

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807 | A BURMESE GOLD NECKLACE WITH 30 BEADS Burma, 19th – 20th century. A decorative Cham gold necklace composed of 30 hollow and biconical gold beads on a textile string.

Condition: Good condition, some gold beads with traces of wear. Provenance: A private owner, acquired from the collection of Dr. Istvan Zelnik several years ago. Weight: 55 g. Dimensions: Length 68 cm. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

808 | A BURMESE GOLD NECKLACE WITH 24 LARGE GOLD BEADS Burma, 19th – 20th century. An impressive Burmese gold necklace composed of 24 large biconical beads.

Condition: Very good condition. Provenance: A private owner, acquired from the collection of Dr. Istvan Zelnik several years ago. Weight: 84.0 g. Dimensions: Length 74 cm. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

809 | A LONG CHAM GOLD NECKLACE WITH GOLD BEADS Central or southern Cham kingdom, 10th – 12th century. A long Cham necklace composed of a large number of delicate and finely decorated gold beads on a textile string.

Condition: Good condition, some traces of wear. Provenance: A private owner, acquired from the collection of Dr. Istvan Zelnik several years ago. Weight: 46.1 g. Dimensions: Length 68 cm. Metallurgic analysis: Fine gold content (24K): Weight 30.8 g. Literature comparison: A similar necklace is published in Gold Treasures of the Cham Kingdoms from the Collection of Dr. Zelnik Volume 2, no. 58 (page 116), Budapest 2008. Estimate EUR 1.300,Starting price EUR 650,-

810 | A CHAM GOLD NECKLACE WITH 75 BEADS Champa, 10th – 12th century. The necklace composed of 75 gold beads of various shapes ranging from biconical to round with a highly appealing design, the beads increasing in size the further they are from the S-shaped gold clasp. Attached to a textile string.

Condition: Excellent condition, the beads with minor traces of wear. Provenance: A private owner, acquired from the collection of Dr. Istvan Zelnik several years ago. Weight: 27.1 g. Dimensions: Length 58 cm. Metallurgic analysis: Fine gold content (24K): Weight 19.6 g. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

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811 | A CHAM GOLD NECKLACE WITH 48 BEADS Champa, 10th-12th century. The necklace composed of 48 gold beads of three different shapes (in order of size): eight tubular beads with small nubs all around, one globular bead with little nubs as well and 39 beads of a compressed globular shape with decorative vertical markings. Attached to a textile string.

Condition: Good condition, the beads with traces of wear. Provenance: A private owner, acquired from the collection of Dr. Istvan Zelnik several years ago.

812 | A BURMESE NECKLACE WITH 100 GILT DRY LACQUER BEADS Burma, 19th – 20th century. The necklace composed of 100 round beads made from gilt dry lacquer with decorative vertical markings on a textile string.

Weight: 27.1 g. Dimensions: Length 58 cm. Metallurgic analysis: Fine gold content (24K): Weight 19.6 g.

Condition: Good condition, the beads with expected traces of wear and extensive soil encrustations. Provenance: A private owner, acquired from the collection of Dr. Istvan Zelnik several years ago.

Literature Comparison: A similar piece is published in Gold Treasures of the Cham kingdoms from the Collection of Dr. Zelnik Volume 2, no. 57 (page 116), Budapest 2008.

Weight: 40.4 g. Dimensions: Length 70 cm. Metallurgic analysis: Fine gold content (24K): Weight 0.3 g.

Estimate EUR 850,Starting price EUR 425,-

Estimate EUR 150,Starting price EUR 75,-

813 | A CHAM REPOUSSÉ GOLD RING

814 | A WIDE CHAM GOLD RING

Champa, c. 10th – 12th century. The ring executed in repoussé with a two-stepped rectangular top.

Champa, c. 10th – 12th century. The ring with a wide band and rims accentuated with gold thread.

Condition: Visibly worn condition with a crack on the ring band; the gemstones are missing. Provenance: A private owner, acquired from the collection of Dr. Istvan Zelnik several years ago.

Condition: The ring has been repaired in one place and shows visible traces off age and wear. Provenance: A private owner, acquired from the collection of Dr. Istvan Zelnik several years ago.

Weight: 3.2 g. Dimensions: Size 2.2 x 2.5 cm. Metallurgic analysis: Fine gold content (24K): Weight 2.4 g.

Weight: 2.2 g, Dimensions: Inner Diameter 2.3 cm. Metallurgic analysis: Fine gold content (24K): Weight 0.9 g.

Estimate EUR 150,Starting price EUR 75,-

Estimate EUR 150,Starting price EUR 75,-

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815 | A FINE CHAM GOLD NAGA RING DEPICTING GARUDA Champa, c. 10th – 12th century. The band crafted in the form of two stylized naga, the mythical snake beings of the underworld and protectors of their treasure. The top of this extraordinary ring shows the face of Garuda, the legendary bird of Hindu mythology.

Condition: Excellent condition. Provenance: A private owner, acquired from the collection of Dr. Istvan Zelnik several years ago. Weight: 12.6 g. Dimensions: Size 3.5 x 3.3 cm. Inner Diameter 2.2 cm. Metallurgic analysis: Fine gold content (24K): Weight 2.2 g. Literature comparison: A similar ring is published in Gold Treasures of the Cham Kingdoms from the Collection of Dr. Zelnik Volume 1, no. 38 (page 98), Budapest 2007. Estimate EUR 150,Starting price EUR 75,-

816 | A NECKLACE WITH A VARIETY OF CHAM GOLD BEADS AND CORAL BEADS Champa, 10th – 12th century. The necklace composed of three different kinds of gold beads – two long tubes with gold thread decorations, two shorter tubes with a lattice pattern and also gold thread decorations and a cube-like element formed from three cylinders within each other – as well as twelve coral beads.

Condition: Good condition in general, with traces of wear Provenance: A private owner, acquired from the collection of Dr. Istvan Zelnik several years ago. Weight: 21.3 g in total. Metallurgic analysis: Fine gold content (24K): Weight 13.4 g in total. Estimate EUR 600,Starting price EUR 300,-

817 | A CHAM GOLD RING Champa, c. 10th – 12th century. The ring band widening towards the top, with deep recesses just before the round stepped ring top.

818 | A THIN CHAM GOLD SHEET NECKLACE Southern Cham kingdom, 10th – 12th century. The small gold necklace hammered out of a thin gold sheet.

Condition: The ring has been repaired in two places. Remnants of a gemstone are visible, extensive patina especially around the top. Provenance: A private owner, acquired from the collection of Dr. Istvan Zelnik several years ago.

Condition: Overall good condition with some traces of wear and age as well as patina. Provenance: A private owner, acquired from the collection of Dr. Istvan Zelnik several years ago.

Weight: 4.1 g. Dimensions: Size 3 x 2.5 cm. Metallurgic analysis: Fine gold content (24K): Weight 4 g.

Weight: 15.7 g. Dimensions: Diameter 12.0 cm. Metallurgic analysis: Fine gold content (24K): Weight 12.5 g.

Estimate EUR 200,Starting price EUR 100,-

Estimate EUR 600,Starting price EUR 300,-

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819 | A PAIR OF GOLD EAR ORNAMENTS, ÓC EO CULTURE

820 | TWO INDIVIDUAL GOLD EAR ORNAMENTS, ÓC EO CULTURE

Óc Eo Culture, Mekong Delta, 3rd – 7th century. The earrings cast in solid gold are symmetrically shaped with round cross-sections and opposing flat ends, in this case joined together, in a tapering oval shape. The outer rims of the earrings are decorated with gold granulate and have a jagged appearance. An incredibly wellpreserved archaeological treasure.

Óc Eo Culture, Mekong Delta, 3rd – 7th century. Cast in solid gold, symmetrically shaped with round cross-sections and opposing flat ends in a tapering oval shape, known as the ‘open oval’. The larger earring is open while the ends of the smaller piece are joined together.

Condition: Very good condition, commensurate with age, one of the ear ornaments has been repaired. Provenance: A private owner, acquired from the collection of Dr. Istvan Zelnik several years ago. Weight: 36.5 g in total. Dimensions: Size 2.5 x 2.8 cm each. Metallurgic analysis: Fine gold content (24K): Weight 10.8 g in total. Literature Comparison: A similar piece is published in Gold Treasures of the Cham Kingdoms from the Collection of Dr. Zelnik, no. 22 (page 49), Budapest 2007. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

821 | A PAIR OF CHAM GOLD EAR ORNAMENTS WITH FEMALE BREASTS Champa, c. 10th – 12th century. The open ring decorated with shapes resembling female breasts on the exterior.

Condition: Overall good condition with traces of age and wear as well as patina. Provenance: A private owner, acquired from the collection of Dr. Istvan Zelnik several years ago. Weight: 21.4 g in total. Dimensions: Size 1.7 x 3.2 cm each. Metallurgic analysis: Fine gold content (24K): Weight 0.3 g in total. Estimate EUR 150,Starting price EUR 75,-

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Condition: Worn condition with noticeable oxidation. Provenance: A private owner, acquired from the collection of Dr. Istvan Zelnik several years ago. Weight: 5.5 g in total. Dimensions: Size 2.3 x 1.6 cm and 1.3 x 1.8 cm. Metallurgic analysis: Fine gold content (24K): Weight 3.1 g in total. Estimate EUR 150,Starting price EUR 75,-

822 | TWO INDIVIDUAL GOLD EAR ORNAMENTS, ÓC EO CULTURE Óc Eo Culture, Mekong Delta, 3rd – 7th century. Cast in solid gold, symmetrically shaped with round cross-sections and opposing flat ends in a tapering oval shape, known as the ‘open oval’.

Condition: Very good condition, commensurate with age, showing extensive patina Provenance: A private owner, acquired from the collection of Dr. Istvan Zelnik several years ago. Weight: 11.9 g in total. Dimensions: Size 2.3 x 1.6 cm and 1.7 x 1.7 cm. Metallurgic analysis: Fine gold content (24K): Weight 6.7 g in total. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-


823 | A CHAM SILVER HAIRPIN WITH JADE AND CORAL BEADS Champa, 18th century. The long and thin hairpin in the Vietnamese style made of silver, the top decorated with a jade bead set in a lotus flower and with a small coral bead attached on top.

Condition: Very good condition, only few expected traces of wear. Provenance: A private owner, acquired from the collection of Dr. Istvan Zelnik several years ago. Weight: 8.5 g. Dimensions: Length 18.4 cm. Estimate EUR 150,Starting price EUR 75,-

824 | A CHAM GILT HAIRPIN WITH A FINIAL Central Cham kingdom, 10th – 11th century. A short gold hairpin, the upper part widening to a round end with a multi-storied finial.

Condition: Noticeably worn condition, the three tiny gemstones in the center of the end are missing, some loss of gilt. Provenance: A private owner, acquired from the collection of Dr. Istvan Zelnik several years ago. Weight: 14.8 g. Dimensions: Length 12.5 cm. Metallurgic analysis: Fine gold content (24K): Weight 13.7 g. Literature comparison: A very similar hairpin is published in Gold Treasures of the Cham Kingdoms from the Collection of Dr. Zelnik Volume 2, no. 5 (page 97), Budapest 2008. Estimate EUR 600,Starting price EUR 300,-

825 | A CHAM GILT HAIRPIN WITH GEMSTONES

826 | THREE THIN CHAM GOLD RINGS

Central Cham kingdom, 10th – 11th century. A short gilt hairpin with a stupa-like head, superbly decorated with small lotus leaves, other floral motifs and four dark red gemstones (garnets or zircon) on the sides and one more gemstone at the top.

Champa, c. 10th – 12th century. Three thin gold rings with wide bands and accentuated rims joined together, the left and right ring each within the central one.

Condition: Very good condition, only few traces of wear with some loss of gilt. Provenance: A private owner, acquired from the collection of Dr. Istvan Zelnik several years ago.

Condition: Worn condition with two small breakages and some patina. Provenance: A private owner, acquired from the collection of Dr. Istvan Zelnik several years ago.

Weight: 12.2 g. Dimensions: Length 16.0 cm. Metallurgic analysis: Fine gold content (24K): Weight 12.0 g.

Weight: 1.2 g. Dimensions: Height 0.5 cm, Diameter 1.5 cm each, Total Length 4.2 cm. Metallurgic analysis: Fine gold content (24K): Weight 0.2 g.

Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

Estimate EUR 150,Starting price EUR 75,-

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827 | A CHAM GOLD PENDANT WITH RED AVENTURINE Champa, c. 10th – 12th century. The pendant composed of a gold mount and a large red glistening aventurine.

Condition: Overall good condition with traces of wear and age around the gold mount, the hook for suspension of the pendant is missing. Provenance: A private owner, acquired from the collection of Dr. Istvan Zelnik several years ago. Weight: 23.8 g. Dimensions: Length 7 cm. Metallurgic analysis: Fine gold content (24K): Weight 13.3 g Estimate EUR 600,Starting price EUR 300,-

828 | A CHAM REPOUSSÉ GOLD TUBE-SHAPED PENDANT Champa, c. 10th – 12th century. A single long biconical gold tube, due to its size most probably formerly used as a central pendant of a gold necklace, possibly also as one element of many. Decorative markings towards the center executed in repoussé.

Condition: Very good condition. Provenance: A private owner, acquired from the collection of Dr. Istvan Zelnik several years ago. Weight: 13.1 g. Dimensions: Length 6.3 cm. Metallurgic analysis: Fine gold content (24K): Weight 13.0 g. Estimate EUR 600,Starting price EUR 300,-

829 | A CHAM GOLD EYE PENDANT WITH EYE AGATE INLAY Champa, classical period, 10th - 12th century. The oval gold pendant mounted with a white agate with a dark-brown pupil-like center giving the stone the appearance of a large eye. The rim of the pendant is framed with gold granulate.

Condition: Good condition with minor dents and material loss. Provenance: A private owner, acquired from the collection of Dr. Istvan Zelnik several years ago. Weight: 14.3 g. Dimensions: Height 3.3 cm, Width 3.8 cm. Metallurgic analysis: Fine gold content 564/1000. Literature comparison: A similar pendant is published in Gold Treasures of the Cham Kingdoms from the Collection of Dr. Zelnik Volume 1, no. 85 (page 115), Budapest 2007. Estimate EUR 400,Starting price EUR 200,-

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830 | AN ITALIAN RENAISSANCE GOLD PENDANT WITH HELLENISTIC INFLUENCE Italy, 14th – 17th century. Crafted in relief, depicting a woman wearing a long garment with rich folds. With a cylindrical loop for suspension as a pendant. Fine patina.

Condition: Good condition with some old wear, minor dents and traces of use. Minimally warped. Provenance: A private owner, acquired from the collection of Dr. Istvan Zelnik several years ago. Weight: 47.1 g. Dimensions: Size 8.3 x 6.8 cm. Estimate EUR 1.800,Starting price EUR 900,-

831 | FRAGMENTS OF A CHAM REPOUSSÉ GOLD PENDANT WITH GARUDA Champa, c. 10th-12th century. Fragments of a gold pendant showing Garuda, the legendary bird of Hindu mythology, surrounded by cloud-like decorations, all executed in repoussé.

Condition: Only fragments of the broken pendant remain, with much of the depiction as well as the hook for suspension missing. Provenance: A private owner, acquired from the collection of Dr. Istvan Zelnik several years ago. Weight: 9.8 g. Dimensions: Height 6.6 cm. Metallurgic analysis: Fine gold content (24K): Weight 7.1 g. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

832 | A CHAM REPOUSSÉ GOLD AND SILVER HAIR COMB Champa, late classical period, c. 10th century. The decorative comb is made of silver and shows very narrow teeth. The the upper part with a repoussé gold overlay in the front showing fine floral designs.

Condition: Very good condition with some of the teeth slightly bent and other expected traces of age and wear. Provenance: A private owner, acquired from the collection of Dr. Istvan Zelnik several years ago. Weight: 23.4 g. Dimensions: Height 4.4 cm, Width 8.1 cm. Metallurgic analysis: Fine gold content (24K): Weight 14.3 g. Literature comparison: Similar silver combs are published in Gold Treasures of the Cham Kingdoms from the Collection of Dr. Zelnik Volume 1, nos. 7, 8 and 9 (page 88), Budapest 2007.

833 | A MOGUL STYLE JEWELRY SET OF ONE RING AND A MATCHING PAIR OF EARRINGS

Estimate EUR 600,Starting price EUR 300,-

Wrought of massive 22 carat yellow gold and inlaid with several cabochon cut garnets and other semi-precious stones.

Condition: Good condition with only minor wear. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Dimensions: c. 2.5 cm diameter each. Estimate EUR 1.200,Starting price EUR 600,-

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835 | AN INDIAN BRONZE RITUAL VESSEL (PANCHA PATRA) WITH GANESHA SPOON, 19th CENTURY India. The vessel is used to hold the water into which the seven holy rivers of India are invoked through incarnations. The holy water is then only handled through a special spoon (Uddharini) and used for Hindu rituals. The vessel is of simple form and incised with geometrical lines. The spoon is very finely cast, with the handle in the form of a Naga and below it, a representation of Ganesha.

Condition: Excellent condition, very good patina. Provenance: Private collection of an Indian gentleman.

834 | AN INDIAN MINIATURE PAINTING ‘AT THE FARRIER’, 19TH CENTURY

Dimensions: Height (vessel) 10.5 cm, Height (spoon) 14 cm.

India. Delicately painted with gouache on paper depicting a farrier working on a horse’s hoof with two other men looking on. Modern frame.

Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

Condition: Excellent condition with minimal soiling. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Dimensions: Size incl. frame 25.7 x 31.8 cm. Image size 14.6 x 20.7 cm.

837 | AN INDIAN IVORY ‘PALACE LOVERS’ MINIATURE PAINTING, 19TH CENTURY

Estimate EUR 150,Starting price EUR 75,-

India. Beautifully painted in tempera and gold on ivory with a scene of two lovers in a palace. Old collector’s label on the back.

836 | AN INDIAN IVORY ‘MAHARAJA RIDING AN ELEPHANT’ MINIATURE PAINTING, 19TH CENTURY

Condition: Excellent condition with minimal wear. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Dimensions: Size 11.9 x 8.9 cm.

India. Beautifully painted in tempera and gold on ivory with a scene of a maharaja and his attendant riding a caparisoned elephant at great speed.

Condition: Excellent condition with minimal wear. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Old collector’s or merchant’s inscription on the back. Dimensions: Size 9.4 x 14.3 cm. Estimate EUR 1.500,Starting price EUR 750,-

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Estimate EUR 800,Starting price EUR 400,-


838 | A LACQUERED PAIR OF JEWELRY BOXES WITH POLO RIDERS, 1950s India, Srinagar, Kashmir. Lacquered wood. The two rectangular boxes with lacquered in black with polychrome polo riders in various attitudes. Marked on the base with a sticker identifying the maker as M.Qasim & Bro. Dalgate.

840 | KRISHNA AND RADHA WITH ATTENDANTS IN A PALACE GARDEN Condition: Good condition, minor wear to lacquer. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Dimensions: Length 17.6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 22.6 cm. Estimate EUR 150,Starting price EUR 75,-

839 | AN INDIAN BRASS TRAVEL SHRINE WITH PAINTING OF HINDU DEITIES, 19TH CENTURY

Northern India, Jaipur, Rajasthan, earlier 1800s. Finely painted in gouache and gold highlighting on paper. Depiction of Krishna and Radha as Rajput prince and princess on the terrace of a white marble palace, surrounded by female attendants. Peacocks and white swans inhabit the picturesque scene.

Condition: Several smaller wormholes, losses and abrasions. Good and intensive colors. Overall well presentable condition. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Dimensions: Size incl. frame 49 x 37 cm. Image size 28.5 x 20 cm.

India. The circular travel shrine crafted from brass, opening to reveal a painting of Hindu deities with tempera on paper behind an old glass back.

Estimate EUR 800,Starting price EUR 400,-

Condition: The glass back with old damages, the shrine with old patina and extensive wear, traces of use, along with some dents and warping. The painting in fine condition. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 239.7 g. Dimensions: Diameter 12.6 cm. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

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841 | A HEAVILY CAST BRONZE FIGURE OF BALAKRISHNA, 18TH-19TH CENTURY

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India. Depicting Krishna as the Divine Baby, known as Balakrishna, crawling on his hands and knees with a ball of butter stolen from his mother Yashodaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s churn. The massive bronze is decorated with fine incisions forming the facial features, dress and limbs.

Bastar, South India. A small figure of a seated village deity on a square conical base. Wearing a dhoti with a leaf apron, a heavy bejeweled necklace and beaded jewelry in her hair and ears, holding a scepter decorated with volutes in one hand and a fruit in the other.

Condition: Excellent condition with minor wear and a fine patina. Provenance: From the collection of Georg Weifert (1850-1937). Thence by descent in the same family. Weifert was a SerboAustrian industrialist and the first governor of the Federal Bank of the Kingdom of Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia. Weight: 2,394 g. Dimensions: Height 15.3 cm. Literature comparison: Compare with a similar but slightly older copper alloy figure of Balakrishna at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

A BASTAR BRONZE OF A SEATED DEVI, 19TH CENTURY

Condition: Good condition with minor wear, some dents and nicks. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 63.5 g. Dimensions: Height 5.5 cm. Estimate EUR 250,Starting price EUR 125,-

Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

844 | TWO SMALL INDIAN BRONZE FIGURES, 19TH CENTURY

843 | A VERY RARE BASTAR BRONZE NANDI, 19th CENTURY

India. One bronze depicting Garuda in zoomorphic form with a skeletal body and large open wings around it, the flat back with a loop for suspension as a pendant. The other depicting a female deity, possibly Parvati, sitting cross-legged on a stepped square base with her hands clasped together. (2)

India. Very graceful depiction of a small Nandi decorated with geometric patterns all over the body and with an expressive face; each horn points in the opposite direction and the legs are strangely short and stubby.

Condition: Good condition with fine patina, the Parvati figure with few malachite speckles and encrustations, minor wear and some dents. Provenance: Austrian private collection.

Condition: Good condition with extensive wear and patina. Provenance: Austrian Private collection.

Weight: 69.3 g. Dimensions: Height 4.0 cm (Parvati) and 4.7 cm (Garuda).

Weight: 180 g. Dimensions: Length 9.5 cm.

Estimate EUR 400,Starting price EUR 200,-

Estimate EUR 200,Starting price EUR 100,-

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846 | A RARE BASTAR BRONZE ELEPHANT BASE OIL LAMP, 19th to 20th CENTURY India. A fabulous bastar bronze elephant base oil lamp, with two peacocks standing on the top. The elephant is decorated with l

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845 | A YELLOW BRONZE ALTAR WITH THE JAIN DIVINITY TIRTHANKARA, C. 15th CENTURY

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Western India. A tirthankara, or jina, seated in a fully meditative position under a baldachin. Multi-tiered pedestal with decorative openwork and multiple accompanying figures strung together vertically on the arch-shaped background. On the back is an inscription, probably with – as is typical – a dating. The figure of the naked jina is delicately executed, deep patina and somewhat worn down due to cultic “grasping”.

Condition: Good condition with a fine and honest patina; minor losses. Provenance: Ex North German private collection, acquired before 1956 according to information provided. Dimensions: Height 10.8 cm. Estimate EUR 400,Starting price EUR 200,-

847 | A GROUP OF THREE BASTAR BRONZE FIGURES, 19th to 20th CENTURY

848 | A RARE INDIAN BRONZE OF STANDING KRISHNA WITH NAGA, 19th CENTURY

India. Two warriors mounted on their horse with a weapon on their right hand, and the rein on their left hand. The middle one is a dancing man with a horn or bugle. He plays the bugle and dances to inspiring the army.

South-India. A rare and unusual depiction - Krishna is standing on the coiled tail of a single-head Naga and holding balls of butter in both of his hands.

Condition: Excellent condition. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Dimensions: From right to left - 12.3 cm, 10.5 cm and 10.5 cm with base, 9 cm without base. Estimate EUR 150,Starting price EUR 75,-

Condition: Excellent condition. Provenance: Private collection of an Indian gentleman. Dimensions: Height 11 cm. Estimate EUR 400,Starting price EUR 200,-

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850 | A MESOPOTAMIAN BASALT DUCK WEIGHT, c. 2000 BC Mesopotamia, around 2000 BC. The volcanic rock finely carved and polished, depicting a recumbent duck with its head and beak resting on its back, with a crescent moon in relief on one side to the head and incised inscriptions on the other.

849 | A SEPIK RIVER ORATOR’S SEAT, EARLY 20TH CENTURY Papua New Guinea, early 20th century. The orator’s seat or ‘Speaking Chair’ with a pierced pattern standing on four rests with a rectangular base.

Condition: Excellent condition with few minor traces of wear and losses, with a fine patina. Provenance: Austrian private collection. By repute acquired between 1990 and 2000 in the local auction market. Weight: 1,264 g. Dimensions: Length 15.8 cm.

Condition: Extensive wear, traces of use, age cracks and some losses. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Acquired locally, by repute before 1980.

Estimate EUR 2.000,Starting price EUR 1.000,-

Weight: 3,684 g. Dimensions: Height 32.0 cm.

852 | A 14K YELLOW GOLD, CORAL AND JADE ‘DEER’S HEAD’ BROOCH, c. 1900-1930

Estimate EUR 400,Starting price EUR 200,-

The back of the brooch crafted from 14K yellow gold in the form of a cross within a circle, set with a coral deer’s head in the center, flanked by two freshwater pearls and with spinach-green jade pine trees below and a turquoise and pearl flower above, surrounded by coral beads and further pearls.

851 | A PAIR OF CHINESE INLAID WALL PANELS, LATE QING China, late Qing dynasty (1644-1912). This pair of Chinese inlaid wall panels offers very fine depictions of two ladies, both under willow trees, one harvesting algae with lotus also seen in the image and the other inside a junk and holding a fan. Ivory and boxwood inlays on rosewood, root and rosewood frames with ornamental brass suspensions.

Condition: Overall good condition with few cracks and signs of age. Provenance: Galerie Zacke archive. Dimensions: Size incl. frame 57 x 27.3 cm each.

Condition: Excellent condition with few minor traces of wear. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 9.7 g. Dimensions: Diameter 2.8 cm. Hallmarked “1 H” on the needle. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

853 | A PAIR OF ‘DOCTOR’S LADY’ BOY AND GIRL MINIATURE DOLLS, 19TH CENTURY Asia, 19th century. The miniature dolls with the original painting, silk dresses and pearl borders, depicting a boy and girl with visible genitalia, used for educational purposes or to allow a patient to indicate the location of their discomfort without showing or pointing to their own body. (2)

Condition: Good condition with minor wear, losses, and soiling. Provenance: Croatian private collection. Weight: 4.6 g in total. Dimensions: Length 6.0 cm each. Estimate EUR 300,Starting price EUR 150,-

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855 | A PERSIAN CARVED WOOD CHEST WITH IRON HANDLES AND FITTINGS, 17TH-18TH CENTURY Persia. The chest standing on four feet and with carved and incised geometric decorations, iron handles and fittings.

Condition: Extensive wear, minor losses, and chipping. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Acquired locally, by repute before 1980. Dimensions: Size 42.5 x 37.3 x 21.1 cm. Estimate EUR 400,Starting price EUR 200,-

854 | A MAYAN BROWN-GLAZED TERRACOTTA HEAD FRAGMENT OF A DEITY Maya culture. The face with a noble expression with large eyes and nose, full lips, wearing earrings, protruding breasts, incised infinity symbol-like halo above the head.

Condition: Extensive wear, patina, and losses. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 294.9 g. Dimensions: Height 11.1 cm. Estimate EUR 200,Starting price EUR 100,-

856 | A PRE-COLUMBIAN TERRACOTTA EWER AND WORSHIPPER FIGURE America, probably 15th – 16th century or earlier. The ewer modeled as a mythical beast with a wide-open mouth, fangs, and a fierce expression, while the other figure shows a worshipper sitting cross-legged with bent arms and wearing round prominent earrings. (2)

Condition: Remains of cold painting, extensive wear, chipping, and losses. Provenance: Austrian private collection. Weight: 588.8 g in total. Dimensions: Height 11.8 and 12.1 cm. Estimate EUR 400,Starting price EUR 200,-

857 | 22 HEADS AND FIGURES – PRE-COLUMBIAN ERA Pre-Columbian Era, 900 BC - 1500 AD. A group of 22 different figurines, 17 head fragments and 5 full body figures.

Condition: Some repairs, material losses or chips – still appealing optical appearance. Provenance: Galerie Zacke archive. Dimensions: Height 4 to 18 cm. Estimate EUR 400,Starting price EUR 200,-

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