The Private & Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt
Totals Nearly $2 Million!

Auction: March 23rd, 2015

Preview: March 22nd, 2015

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1
Revised: 3/6/2015

There is a very small and minor old area of abrasian

ARCHAISTIC CHIMERA COUPE.

Mid-Late Qing Dynasty, China. Nephrite: light yellow-green (celadon) with brown patches. There is a lengthy history behind this type of animal coupe, from the Eastern Han (Beijing, #94), through post-Han (Green, p. 34; ACGB, #178, #185), through the Ming, when “Water pots of this type are mentioned in every notebook by later Ming scholars …” (Watt 2, p. 132, #109; and see also Spink, #163; Hai, p. 105, #105, a Freer example). It appears for the same “scholar’s desk” purpose in the Qing (Poor, #7). Over the centuries it has been fashioned from a variety of materials, most often bronze and hardstones. Attempts to definitively name the beast have brought about a number of designations, including bixie (usually, if not accurately, translated as “chimera”), or simply, “mythical beast” or “winged fabulous animal”. Although there are slight variations on the animal’s form, it is generally distinguished by the double horns behind large eyebrows (which may be striated), the bared teeth, a crouching flattened body which may be strongly sculpted, sprawling back feet, and bifid (or, “bifurcated”) tail. The fur may be indicated by hatching or, as here, by small star-like incised marks to either side of the sculpted opening in the back. When used as a water container, the beast has a hole in the back, and an open mouth which sometimes has a cup-like appendage such as a bei, or “eared” cup (BSL, p.13, #9). There may be a round or mushroom form lid for the hole. The hole on this example is a slightly undercut drilled tubular shape, and the body itself is not hollowed out. This water coupe possesses the standard physical attributes, and exhibits as well a rather winsome expression, heightened by color added to the eye area. A strange striated necktie-like tongue (?) lies flat along the belly. The work is hard to date, since the tradition for such forms survives over a succession of centuries, but the particular material and finish indicate a mid- or late-Qing date. Reference: The Yangtze River Collection, Later Chinese Jades published by Helga Wall-Apelt, 1993. SIZE: 2″ x 6″ x 3.5″. (5.1 x 15.2 x 8.9 cm.) CONDITION: With natural fissures. Flea bites to edge of left ear. Otherwise good. 9-95079 (8,000-10,000) – Lot 1

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80
Revised: 3/19/2015

Please Note: Purchased by Dr. Wall-Apelt from the Kang Collection Korean Fine Art, NY in 2007

YUN YONG-GU (Korean, 1852-1939) CALLIGRAPHY.

Ink on silk Housed in natural wood frame SIZE: 53″ x 15-1/2″. Overall 65″ x 21-3/4″ CONDITION: Good 9-95138 (800-1,200) – Lot 80

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81
Revised: 3/19/2015

Please Note: Purchased by Dr. Wall-Apelt from the Kang Collection Korean Fine Art, NY in 2007

YUN YONG-GU (Korean, 1852-1939) CALLIGRAPHY.

Ink on silk Housed in natural wood frame SIZE: 53″ x 15-1/2″. Overall 65″ x 21-3/4″ CONDITION: Good 9-95137 (800-1,200) – Lot 81

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189
Revised: 3/6/2015

There are a couple of cabochons missing

LARGE SILVER AND JADE INLAID EWER.

19th century, Tibet. Repousse silver. Sides inset with white jade plaques, a white jade garment hook in the hand. With coral, lapis and turquoise inlay and jade goose finial. SIZE: 17″ h. CONDITION: One plaque damaged and repaired. Loss to inlay. 9-95103 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 189

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233
Revised: 3/11/2015

Please Note: A small section at the top has been glued at some point in time.

CARVED JADE MOUNTAIN IN THREE PARTS.

20th century, China. Vivid variegated green stone carved in deep relief depicting a lush mountain our landscape with waterfall, conifers, Bamboo, exotic birds, deer, etc. SIZE: Approximately 40″ h, including stand. CONDITION: Very good with minimal roughness and chips to some leap tips. 9-95151 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 233

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240
Revised: 3/22/2015

Please Note: Previously sold at Sotheby’s September 24th, 2004, Lot 75. Also Please Note: This head is similar to another head of Bhairava in the Zimmerman Collection; see Pal, 1975, p. 100, no. 67. Also compare with Sotheby’s New York, September 16, 1998, lot 74 and Sotheby’s New York, March 24, 2004, lot 91.

GILT REPOUSSE BRONZE MASK OF BHAIRAVA.

16th century, Nepal. Image with colored details. SIZE: 33″ x 35″. CONDITION: Rubbing to gilt. 9-95091 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 240

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271
Revised: 3/6/2015

There is loss to the end of one drape on the robe on the proper left side

GILT BRONZE IMAGE OF GUANYIN OR AVALOKITESHVARA.

Probably Tang Dynasty, China. Figure of a seated figure in princely jewels and robes. SIZE: 4-1/4″ h. CONDITION: Loss to one arms, rubbing to the gilt. 9-95118 (1,200-1,500) – Lot 271

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276
Revised: 3/8/2015

Please Note: There is an ancient casting flaw noted at the top of the headdress.

MING CAST IRON HEAD OF QUANYIN.

Ming Period (1368-1644), China. Image of the Goddess of Mercy in a flowered headdress with an ornate chignon. Accompanied by museum stand. SIZE: 16″ h. CONDITION: Rusted surface with some flaking. 9-95112 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 276

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286
Revised: 3/6/2015

There is a very small, old separation at the shoulder

SILVER AND JADE INLAID EWER.

19th century, Tibet. Pitcher with repousse silver lotus scrolling. Surface inlaid with a jade plaque carved with chi lung and coral and turquoise. Handle worked as a dragon in the round. SIZE: 12″ x 7″. CONDITION: Small number of cabochons missing, otherwise good. 9-95104 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 286

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294
Revised: 3/6/2015

There are a couple of small cabochons missing

SILVER AND JADE INLAID WINE EWER.

20th century, Tibet or Mongolia. Repousse base silver inlaid with cabochons of coral and turquoise and inset with a jade garment hook in the handle and two jade plaques in the body and a jade goose finial. SIZE: 16-3/4″ h x 10″. CONDITION: Crack to spout. Generally soiled surfaces. 9-95437 (300-500) – Lot 294

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322
Revised: 3/8/2015

Please Note: There is an additional old age crack in the neck region.

ROSEWOOD FIGURE OF LOUHAN.

18th/19th century, China. Rosewood figure of an emaciated aesthetic reading sutras and holding a rosary. SIZE: 9″ h. CONDITION: Right arm with restoration, age crack to right leg. 9-95131 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 322

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326
Revised: 3/19/2015

Please Note: Purchased by Dr. Wall-Apelt from the Kang Collection Korean Fine Art, NY in 2007

MIN KYOUNG-KAP (Korean, 1933-) “BIRD FANTASY”.

Mixed media on paper Housed under glass in contemporary metal frame Inscribed and dated “’93” lower right SIZE: 24″ x 28″. Overall 33″ x 38-1/2″ CONDITION: Good 9-95141 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 326

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373
Revised: 3/6/2015

There are minor old areas of roughness or abrasion

CARVED ROCK CRYSTAL CENSER.

Early 20th century, China. Fluorite shading from an amethyst color to green. Foo dog finials, handles and feet. Accompanied by fitted stand. SIZE: 4-1/2 x 6″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-95466 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 373

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377
Revised: 3/22/2015

Please Note: As you can see in the photo there is a damper in the bottom pipe. However there is no mouth piece.

THREE OPIUM PIPES.

19th-early 20th century, China. Includes a paktung pipe with had ends and a yi hsing ware damper, a bamboo pipe, another bamboo pipe with silver and copper mounts and an additional ceramic damper. SIZE: Largest: 23-1/2″ l. CONDITION: Some rubbing, one area missing on decoration. 9-95470 (300-500) – Lot 377

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378
Revised: 3/6/2015

Positive: The finial unscrews to reveal a concealed knife. Also, there is a casting flaw in the handle near the hook.

SILVER AND GILT BRONZE ELEPHANT GOAD.

19th century, possibly early, Thailand or India. Gilt copper shaft with floral scrolling on a crosshatched ground. Head of iron with silver inlay. SIZE: 20″. CONDITION: Minor rubbing to the gilt, otherwise good. 9-95467 (300-500) – Lot 378

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381
Revised: 3/19/2015

Please Note: Purchased by Dr. Wall-Apelt from the Kang Collection Korean Fine Art, NY in 2007

KIM WON-SOOK (Korean, 1953-) “JAR OF STARS” 2004.

Oil on canvas Unframed Signed and dated “02” in lower right and signed on verso SIZE: 36″ x 48-1/2″ CONDITION: Good 9-95136 (800-1,200) – Lot 381

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396
Revised: 3/6/2015

One ornament or carving has an old break and repair to the tip

5 MISCELLANEOUS JADE CARVINGS.

1) Cicada. Probably Han period, China. Pale green stone with a large area of russet. 2) Han style and possibly of the period, China. With a chih lung and surface engraving. Calcified green and brown stone. 3) Possibly Han period, China. Surface carved in relief with a sinuous tiger. Stone of a greenish brown color. Round, domed shape. 4) Shang style and possibly of the period, China. Much calcified amber colored stone. 5) Probably Warring states, China. Carved with 2 piercings. Much calcified greenish white stone with large areas of bronze corrosion. SIZE: 1) 2-1/2″ x 1-3/4″. 2) 2″ x 1-1/4″. 3) 1-3/4″. 4) 3-1/2″ x 2-1/4″. 5) 3″ x 2″. CONDITION: Very good with typical age wear. 9-95243, 95271, 95307, 95312, 95321 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 396

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410
Revised: 3/6/2015

There is old loss to the tendril on the bottom of the censer

BRONZE FINGER CITRINE CENSER.

18th century, China. Cast in the form of a Buddha’s hand citron with foliage. Deep chocolate brown patina. SIZE: 10-1/4″ x 6″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-95468 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 410

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413a
Revised: 3/19/2015

Please Note: Artist is Sa Suk Won (Korean, 1960 – ); Purchased by Dr. Wall-Apelt from the Kang Collection Korean Fine Art, NY in 2007

SIGNED (20th Century) TWO WORKS ON PAPER DEPICTING BAMBOO GROVES.

Ink on paper Signed Unframed SIZE: 97″ x 47-1/4″ CONDITION: Generally very good 9-95144, 9-95145 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 413a

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415
Revised: 3/19/2015

Please Note: Purchased by Dr. Wall-Apelt from the Kang Collection Korean Fine Art, NY in 2007

JUNG KWANG (Korean, 1935-2002) ABSTRACT.

Ink on paper Unframed in scroll form Signed lower left with chop SIZE: Image: 27-1/2″ x 18″; 61-1/2″ x 23″ overall CONDITION: Very good 9-95143 (800-1,200) – Lot 415

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416
Revised: 3/19/2015

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TONY GUANG (20th Century) ABSTRACT.

Ink on paper Unframed, in scroll form Signed lower left SIZE: Image: 27″ x 27″; 58-1/2″ x 31-1/2″ overall CONDITION: Very good 9-95142 (300-500) – Lot 416

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417
Revised: 3/19/2015

Please Note: Purchased by Dr. Wall-Apelt from the Kang Collection Korean Fine Art, NY in 2007

KIM MISOON (Japanese/Korean, 1959-) “TRACES” 2003.

Ink on paper (mounted) Housed in thin natural wood frame Identified with red chop center left and upper right With two seals SIZE: 37-1/2″ x 56″ (sight). Overall 39-1/2″ x 58″ CONDITION: Good 9-95140 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 417

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419
Revised: 3/11/2015

Please Note: There was a cataloging error. The description should read: UNSIGNED (20th Century) DANCERS. Temple rubbing. Housed in black wood frame. Unsigned. SIZE: 19″ x 17″. Overall: 26″ x 24″. CONDITION: Good. (100-150). THE PHOTO IS CORRECT.

UNSIGNED (20th Century) DANCERS.

Temple rubbing Housed in black wood frame Unsigned SIZE: 19″ x 17″. Overall 26″ x 24″ CONDITION: Good 9-95133 (100-150) – Lot 419

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450
Revised: 3/22/2015

One of the four pendants is glued.

FOUR BRONZE PENDANTS.

Age and origin unknown. Triangular shaped with linear engraving. Possibly earrings. SIZE: Each about 1″ x 1-1/4″. CONDITION: Surfaces patinated. 9-95233 (300-500) – Lot 450

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