February Fine Art, Antiques & Asian Auction
Totals nearly $3.2 Million!

Auction: February 3rd, 4th & 5th, 2016: 10am

Preview: February 2nd, 2016: 9am-5pm and February 3rd, 4th & 5th, 2016: 8am-10am

Please Note: All prices include the hammer price plus the buyer’s premium, which is paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price. The prices noted here after the auction are considered unofficial and do not become official until after the 46th day.

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3001

THREE CARVED JADES.

China, 19th/20th century. 1) A bi disk carved from a white colored stone with intertwined dragons on the front. 2) Of an off white color carved in the form of a coiled dragon. 3) A white and russet pendant in the form of gourds hanging from leafy branches. SIZE: 1) 2-1/4″ l. 2) 2-1/2″ l. 3) 2″ l. CONDITION: Overall very good, the dragon with some natural imperfections in the stone. 49987-5 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 3001

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3002

WHITE JADE CARVED RAM.

The ram recumbent on the ground, the feet bent and resting, head slightly raised, curved horns around its sides, the jade stone of white color with slight translucency. SIZE: 3″ h x 3-1/2″ l. CONDITION: With natural stone fissure crack. 50053-14 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 3002

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3003

WHITE JADE PENDANT.

China, Qing Dynasty. The pendant carved with a detailed landscape with a figure in a boat, trees overhead, and a mountainous terrain in the background. The reverse shallow carved with a group of characters all done below stylized dragons accenting the top border. Jade is well polished and is carved from a greyish white colored stone. SIZE: 2-1/4″ l. CONDITION: Very good. 49950-5 (3,000-4,000) – Lot 3003

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3004

WHITE JADE FOO LION.

China, 19th century. Carved from an off white colored stone with russet highlights, it depicts a seated foo lion with his head turned back behind him. SIZE: 1-1/2″ h x 2-1/2″ l. CONDITION: Very good with a couple natural fissures in the stone. 49948-2 (2,000-2,500) – Lot 3004

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3005

GILT BRONZE RITUAL DAGGER.

18th/19th century, Tibet. Makala headed triangular blade vajra hilt with Hayagriva finial. SIZE: 14-1/2″ l. CONDITION: Generally good. 49997-6 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3005

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3006

BRONZE FIGURE OF MAHAKALA AND YUMARI.

Tibet, 19th century. The deity depicted on ovoid lotus pedestal with feet resting upon small figures on top of the base. Shown with eight wrathful faces and sixteen arms holding various objects finished in red pigment. Fitted wood stand. SIZE: 8″ h. CONDITION: Very good with light wear to the surface. 50068-16 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3006

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3007

SMALL BRONZE HU VASE.

China, Ming Dynasty. The vase made in four sided Hu form, with applied mask and ring handles at shoulder. Stands on a squared off foot and has a gently flared top rim. Displays nice original patina. SIZE: 2-3/4″ h. CONDITION: Very good with light wear. 50068-26 (300-500) – Lot 3007

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3008

BRONZE PLANTER.

China, 20th century. The planter in round form with applied mask and ring handles below the rounded top rim. An incised six character mark written at the shoulder. SIZE: 7-1/4″ h x 10″ at widest. CONDITION: Very good. 49942-4 (600-800) – Lot 3008

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3009

BRONZE FIGURE OF GANESHA.

19th century, Tibet. In the pose of a yogi with a yoni in front of him. Figure flanked by two lions and a mandorla with seven candle holders behind him. SIZE: 12-3/8″ h. CONDITION: Some of candle holders reattached. Legs worn and possibly resoldered. Base bent downwards. Overall wear due to age. Otherwise good. 49692-16 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 3009

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3010

GILT BRONZE COVERED BOX.

China, 19th century. The box of rectangular form standing on bracketed feet at each corner. A high relief scene of flowers growing from a rockery accenting the cover. SIZE: 1″ h x 3-1/4″ l x 2-1/4″ w. CONDITION: Very good with light wear to gilt finish. 49987-4 (600-800) – Lot 3010

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3011

CAST IRON STANDING FIGURE OF A GUARDIAN.

Ming Dynasty, China. The bearded figure fully armored and standing on a base. SIZE: 13″ h. PROVENANCE: From a private collection in Texas. Acquired in Hong Kong in the early 1980s. CONDITION: Missing ornament in right hand. Some areas of metal oxidation typical of age. 50051-2 (800-1,000) – Lot 3011

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3012

GILT BRONZE STATUE OF MAHAKALA.

China, 20th century. The deity depicted with six arms, each with hands in a mudra, and standing on a lotus petal base. Traces of pigment throughout the hair and faces. SIZE: 7-3/4″ h. CONDITION: Base plate missing, scattered wear to the gilt finish. 49987-8 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 3012

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3014

CARVED CELADON BOWL.

China. The Sung style pottery bowl with carved blossoms around the interior and ribbed design around outside wall. All finished under a lightly applied celadon glaze. SIZE: 7-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Very good. 49818-48 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 3014

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3015

DUCK FORM POTTERY JAR.

China. Made from a grayish clay, the rounded body tapering to a long neck and ending in the head of a duck. SIZE: 13-3/4″ h. CONDITION: Two chips to the foot. 49818-80 (100-200) – Lot 3015

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3016

TWO HAN STYLE POTTERY STATUES.

China. The first in the form of a seated owl decorated with orange and white pigment. The second in the form of a recumbent monkey with traces of green and orange pigment throughout. SIZE: Owl: 5-1/2″ h. Monkey: 4-3/4″ h. CONDITION: Good, the monkey with minor chipping at the foot. 49818-58 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 3016

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3017

LARGE POTTERY AMPHORA.

Neolithic, China. Of globular form rising from a tapered base, the shoulder painted with four roundels containing crosshatched design. SIZE: 17″ h. CONDITION: Typical scratches throughout. Good. 49818-16 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 3017

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3017A

STONE SCULPTURE OF HORSE.

Probably Ming Period (1368-1644), China. Depicting a standing caparisoned horse. SIZE: 30″ h x 32″ l. CONDITION: Generally very good, wear appropriate with age. 49905-21 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3017A

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3018

POTTERY STATUE OF HORSE AND RIDER.

China. Executed in a Northern Wei style, statue depicts a figure wearing a flowing robe riding on the back of a standing horse. SIZE: 10″ h. CONDITION: Repair to face of horse. 49818-44 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 3018

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3019

EARTHENWARE COVERED STORAGE JAR.

China. The jar made in a Han style, standing on a splayed foot and tapering to a cylindrical neck. Four lug handles applied at the shoulder and remains of paint decoration throughout. Comes with original cover having similar design. SIZE: 11″ h. CONDITION: Chip to one handle, minor chipping at edge of rim, general overall wear and discoloration to exterior of pot. 49818-5 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 3019

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3020

STONEWARE STATUE OF A SEATED FIGURE.

Tibet, 19th century. The statue depicting a figure in a seated position with legs crossed and hands raised in a mudra. The exterior finished with a lightly applied lacquer with painted accents on the face and hair. SIZE: 7-3/4″ h. CONDITION: Scattered chipping and loss to the lacquer, cracks in the stoneware throughout base. 49818-39 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3020

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3021

POTTERY RAM FORM CONTAINER.

Possibly Han Dynasty, China. Modeled as a recumbent ram with a funnel on its back. SIZE: 17″ w. CONDITION: Wear to glaze revealing the gray ceramic underneath. Some possible restorations. 49818-86 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 3021

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3022

POTTERY STANDING FIGURE OF A GUARDIAN ATTENDANT.

Han Dynasty, China. With removable head, the figure with traces of polychrome, an axe in one hand, a snake in the other. SIZE: 32″ h. CONDITION: Possible restorations and wear typical of age. 49905-27 (7,000-9,000) – Lot 3022

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3023

LARGE PORCELAIN TILE.

China, 20th century. The large tile decorated with 5 dragons in flight surrounded by stylized clouds and flames on a yellow glaze ground. A colorfully enameled key fret border around the outside edge. SIZE: 22″ dia. CONDITION: Very good. 49834-9 (1,200-1,500) – Lot 3023

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3024

LARGE CELADON GLAZED VASE.

China, 20th century. The vase with squat form body and tall cylindrical neck. The base of the neck with carved design of vines and greek key just below the rim. Elephant form handles applied to the neck all finished under a light celadon glaze. An apocryphal Qianlong seal neatly written on the underside. SIZE: 21-3/4″ h. CONDITION: Very good. 49750-5 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 3024

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3025

LARGE CIZHOU STORAGE JAR.

Ming Dynasty, China. The exterior of the body painted with stylized florals and birds. SIZE: 22-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Surface worn. Drill hole to body filled and painted in. Old chip to rim. 49818-24 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 3025

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3026

PORCELAIN BOWL.

China, early 20th century. The rounded walls finished with a light ruby glaze which fades to clear around the top rim. Stands on a tall foot with the underside being marked with a Qianlong seal in underglaze blue. Comes with later stand. SIZE: 3-1/4″ h x 7-1/4″h. CONDITION: A circular shaped line in the center of the bowl, a couple scattered firing flaws. 49950-6 (800-1,000) – Lot 3026

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3027

PAIR OF LARGE DOUCAI & GILT DECORATED COVERED BOWLS.

Late 19th century. The pair of large bowls in the form of stem cups, the exterior painted with flowers amidst leafy tendrils between scrolling ocean wave band and flower band, the sides with four small handles, the beaded finial centered on lid with similar motif, the inside includes a separate white glazed conical bowl. SIZE: 6-1/4″ h x 6-1/2″ d. CONDITION: One good. The other with restored rim. 50053-67 (600-800) – Lot 3027

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3028

TWO PIECE PORCELAIN LOT.

China, early 20th century. 1) Vase with tall slender form standing on rounded foot and applied handles to the neck. The entire piece finished with a light blue colored glaze which fades to clear at the top rim and raised portions of the handles. 2) An unusual footed censer displaying a large recumbent lion on the cover. The entire piece finished with a celadon glaze and comes with a fitted box. SIZE: 1) 13″ h. 2) 5-3/4″ h. CONDITION: 1) One chip to glaze at base of one handle. 2) A few firing lines done in the making. 49950-7 (800-1,000) – Lot 3028

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3029

IRON RED DRAGON AND PHOENIX DISH.

China, early 20th century. The dish hand painted in iron red with a dragon and phoenix in flight accented with gilt. The reverse with three bats surrounding a six character Guangxu mark in the center. SIZE: 9-1/2″ dia. CONDITION: Very good. 49750-11 (600-800) – Lot 3029

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3030

WANG YUN (Chinese, 19th century) MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPE SCROLL.

Cyclically dated 1838 or 1898, China. Ink and color on silk. Depicting small houses among misty mountains. SIZE: 39″ h x 14-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Some discoloration to silk. Small horizontal creases. 49818-83 (500-700) – Lot 3030

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3031

THREE FRAMED GROUPS OF MINIATURES.

19th/20th century, Persia and India. Includes a Persian miniature of a prince, a pair of Indian miniatures depicting Krishna and Varaha, the third is a princess and her attendant in a courtyard pavilion. Each framed. SIZE: Largest: 9″ x 6-1/2″. CONDITION: Edges worn and overall wear. 49990-7 (700-900) – Lot 3031

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3032

THREE MINIATURES.

Early 20th century, India. Pair of miniatures depicting a prince and his lover. The third a Mughal prince seated outdoors. Each framed. SIZE: Largest: 9″ x 6″. CONDITION: Two largest with losses and chipped edges. Overall wear. Smallest appears good. 49990-8 (700-900) – Lot 3032

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3033

JAPANESE OR KOREAN SCHOOL, TIGER AND BAMBOO.

19th century or earlier. Ink on paper, unsigned. SIZE: Sight: 29-1/2″ x 11-1/2″. CONDITION: Restored. Unexamined out of frame. 49818-3 (800-1,200) – Lot 3033

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3034

CHINESE SCHOOL, MEDICINE BUDDHA.

19th century, China. Ink and color on paper. Provincial painting of the Buddha flanked by two Daoist immortals. SIZE: 63-1/2″ x 30″. CONDITION: Large creases and areas of overpainting. 49818-25 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3034

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3035

AFTER ZHAO MENGFU, IMPERIAL HORSE SCROLL.

Ink and color on paper. SIZE: 41″ x 19-1/2″. CONDITION: Hard horizontal creases. Areas of restoration and overpainting. 49885-1 (3,000-6,000) – Lot 3035

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3036

TWO CARVED JADE BANGLES.

China, 19th/20th century. Both bangles carved from a light celadon colored stone with one showing a hint of russet. SIZE: 3″ dia. CONDITION: Very good. 49950-9 (600-800) – Lot 3036

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3038

SILVER GAU BOX WITH DEITY.

19th century, Nepal. With parcel gilt repousse figure of Vajrapani & Reverse with Sanskrit. SIZE: 4″ h. CONDITION: Typical wear due to age, otherwise good. 49692-12 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 3038

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3039

SILVER GAU BOX.

19th century, Tibet. Front with repousse figure of Avolakiteshvara seated on a snow lion. Reverse with Sandskrit. SIZE: 5″ h. CONDITION: Typical wear due to age, otherwise good. 49692-18 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 3039

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3040

SILVER RITUAL POT.

19th century, Tibet. Raised on three cloud legs, the body decorated with four monster masks, the shoulder with the 8 Buddhist emblems. Cover with vajra finial. SIZE: 7-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Finial a later addition. Legs possibly reattached. Otherwise good. 49692-6 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 3040

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3041

SILVER INK POT.

19th century, Tibet. Design of a dragon on one side, Garuda on the other. SIZE: 4″ h. CONDITION: Typical wear due to age. Otherwise good. 49692-9 (800-1,200) – Lot 3041

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3042

SILVER CYLINDRICAL INK POT.

Circa 1900, Tibet. All over design of lotus vines and petals. SIZE: 2-1/4″ dia. CONDITION: Typical wear. 49692-8 (800-1,200) – Lot 3042

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3043

TWO PIECES OF TIBETAN SILVER WITH LAPIS.

Tibet, 19th century. The first an unusual ring form seal displaying relief vines around the exterior accented with lapis plaques and turquoise cabochons. The second a necklace with oval and tear drop form lapis backed with silver. The string made up of small beads of another metal accented with carved wood. SIZE: Necklace: 18″. Seal: 3-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Necklace is very good, the seal with a couple losses to turquoise cabochons. 50024-1 (600-800) – Lot 3043

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3044

SET OF FOUR YIXING CLAY DISHES.

The set includes four hexagonal dishes with flower petal edges, the exterior with calligraphy, bamboo. Three artist signature “Zi Yue”, the interior glazed in white and crackle patterns. SIZE: 1″ h x 5-1/4″ d. CONDITION: Good. 50053-84 (400-600) – Lot 3044

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3045

YIXING PURPLE CLAY HEXAGONAL POETRY TEA SPITTOON.

Of rounded hexagonal form, the tea spittoon’s exterior incised with Chinese calligraphy poetry, bottom with archaistic bird mark. SIZE: 4-1/2″ h x 6″ d. CONDITION: Minor wear to interior. 50053-83 (400-800) – Lot 3045

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3046

BRONZE FORM YIXING TRIPOD CENSER.

20th century, China. Archaistic form with a band of confronting fdragons on the shoulder. The base with four character Qianlong mark. SIZE: 6-1/2″ dia. CONDITION: Good. 50051-1 (800-1,000) – Lot 3046

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3047

LARGE YIXING POTTERY TEAPOT.

China, early 20th century. The pot in a rounded melon form with branch form handle and spout. Decorated on one side with a mountainous terrain and a small group of writing along with a large area of script on the reverse. Impressed seal to underside of cover. SIZE: 5-1/4″ h to top of finial, 10-1/4″ l including handle and spout. CONDITION: Three chips to the inside rim of cover. 49835-5 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 3047

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3048

PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE MOON FLASKS.

China, 19th century. The pair hand painted with matching reserves of birds in a landscape bordered by two dragons. Done on a pink ground accented with vines and flowers. Gilt painted chilong form handles accenting the neck and standing on tall splayed feet. SIZE: 11-3/4″ h. CONDITION: Restoration to handles as well as to the neck of one vase. 49711-1 (400-600) – Lot 3048

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3049

PAIR OF ROSE MEDALLION VASES.

China, 19th century. The bodies with alternating reserves of figures in a courtyard flanked by fruit shaped cartouches containing birds, insects, and flowers. SIZE: 13-3/4″ h. CONDITION: One vase with restoration to the rim and neck. 50010-1 (800-1,200) – Lot 3049

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3050

PORCELAIN WATER BOTTLE AND BASIN.

China, 19th century. Both pieces finished with a light celadon glaze accented with relief design of birds, flowers, fruit and lotus done in white. SIZE: Basin 16-1/2″ dia, bottle 11-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Repair to the rim of the water bottle, bottle missing cover. 49905-1 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 3050

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3051

LARGE ROSE MEDALLION COVERED VASE.

China, 19th century. The vase hand painted in famille rose enamels with alternating reserves of figures and birds with butterflies. All done on a gilt ground accented with scrolling and floral sprays. Mask and ring handles applied at the shoulder and comes with original dome cover with foo dog finial. SIZE: 26″ h. CONDITION: One hairline to the rim, and hairline to the cover. 49736-1 (700-900) – Lot 3051

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3052

THREE PIECE LOT OF ROSE MEDALLION WITH ORMOLU MOUNTS.

China, 19th century. All three hand painted in famille rose enamels containing reserves of figures accented with gilt and the bowl also having fruit form cartouches containing birds and butterflies. All three with gilt accented metal mounts of similar style. SIZE: Bowl: 14″ h x 16-3/4″ at widest. Vases: 11-3/4″ h. CONDITION: One vase broken and restored, otherwise very good. 49847-1 (1,200-1,500) – Lot 3052

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3053

LOT OF APPLE GREEN GLAZED PORCELAIN.

China, 19th/20th century. The lot consisting of two pairs of baluster form vases with apple green glaze having a light crackle finish along with a large footed bowl with similar apple green glaze standing on a rounded foot. SIZE: Taller vases: 13-1/4″ h. Shorter vases: 11-1/2″ h. Bowl: 10″ dia. CONDITION: One of the smaller vases with repaired rim, otherwise good. 49873-1 (800-1,000) – Lot 3053

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3054

JADE SNUFF BOTTLE.

19/20th century. The jade snuff bottle has slight russet on one side, and completed with coral stopper. SIZE: 3-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Good. 50053-50 (600-800) – Lot 3054

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3055

FOUR CUT OVERLAY SNUFF BOTTLES.

China, Qing Dynasty. The lot comprising of four glass snuff bottles each with cut overlay design in various motifs. The smallest bottle accompanied by a carved wood stand. SIZE: Ranging 2-1/2″ h to 2-3/4″ h. PROVENANCE: Estate of a Midwestern Public University Chancellor who died in the late 1930’s. This Chancellor was invited to speak in China in 1930s, possibly at Beijing University, and we are told that this item was an honorarium or purchase from that visit. CONDITION: The bottle with elephant design with significant breaks around top rim and stopper, stopper glued down. The blue glass bottle with small nick to the inside of mouth. 49918-9 (600-800) – Lot 3055

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3056

CARVED AGATE MONKEY’S SNUFF BOTTLE.

19/20th century. The snuff bottle is of slightly flattened form with rounded corners, one side cleverly carved with monkeys and butterfly utilizing natural russet, against caramel colored agate body, complete with red stone stopper. SIZE: 3″ h. CONDITION: Good. 50053-48 (800-1,000) – Lot 3056

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3057

THREE INSIDE PAINTED SNUFF BOTTLES.

China, 20th century. The lot consisting of three glass bottles all with inside painted design. One with applied metal accents and another with cut overlay design. One with carved wood stand. SIZE: 3″ h, 3″ h, 2-1/2″ h without stoppers PROVENANCE: Estate of a Midwestern Public University Chancellor who died in the late 1930’s. This Chancellor was invited to speak in China in 1930s, and visited Japan and India where he acquired this item. CONDITION: Smallest with flea bite to the edge of opening, otherwise good. 49918-7 (600-800) – Lot 3057

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3058

TWO CARVED SNUFF BOTTLES.

China, 20th century. The first a carved agate bottle with a relief design of figures on each side including two in a boat. Comes with wood stand. The second a small colorful glass overlay design with fruit growing from blossoming branches. SIZE: 2″ h and 1-3/4″ h. PROVENANCE: Estate of a Midwestern Public University Chancellor who died in the late 1930’s. This Chancellor was invited to speak in China in 1930s, and visited Japan and India where he acquired this item. CONDITION: Glass bottle with chip to overlay. 49918-4 (600-800) – Lot 3058

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3059

LOT OF 11 SNUFF BOTTLES.

China 19th and 20th century. Lot consisting of three glass examples, the first with ruby over a frosted glass base, the second with a design of fish done in blue over a milk colored glass, the third an inside painted glass bottle. Two porcelain examples including a famille rose design of figures on a yellow glaze ground along with an underglaze blue double bodied snuff bottle with section marked on the underside. Three jade examples including a miniature bottle of lavender color with shallow relief birds and two large bottles of similar design with russet colored highlights. Finally three stone examples including two of agate and one carved from rock crystal in flattened form. SIZE: Size ranges from 1-1/2″ h -2-1/2″ h without stoppers. CONDITION: Overall very good, some bottles missing stoppers. The flattened rock crystal example with crack. 49873-2 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 3059

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3060

TWO RELIEF DECORATED PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES.

China, late 19th century. Both bottles decorated in high relief with continuous scenes of figures. One finished in famille rose and the other with gilt on a black ground. SIZE: 1) 3″ h . 2) 2-3/4″ h. PROVENANCE: Estate of a Midwestern Public University Chancellor who died in the late 1930’s. This Chancellor was invited to speak in China in 1930s, and visited Japan and India where he acquired this item. CONDITION: Very good. 49918-6 (600-800) – Lot 3060

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3061

FOUR BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES.

China, Qing Dynasty. The lot comprised of four porcelain bottles each hand painted in underglaze blue of various design. Two bottles of ovoid form, one in cylindrical form, and the last of a flattened rectangular form. Each bottle having a mark on the underside. SIZE: Ranging 2″ to 2-3/4″ without stoppers. PROVENANCE: Estate of a Midwestern Public University Chancellor who died in the late 1930’s. This Chancellor was invited to speak in China in 1930s, and visited Japan and India where he acquired this item. CONDITION: The rectangular bottle with stopper glued down. The small ovoid bottle being broken and re-glued. 49918-5 (800-1,200) – Lot 3061

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3062

CHINESE SCHOOL, HORIZONTAL SCROLL FRAGMENT.

18th/19th century, China. Ink and color on silk. Tang Dynasty style view of two figures among plum blossoms and bamboo. SIZE: Sight: 11″ x 18-1/2″. CONDITION: Unexamined out of frame, probably a fragment. Some creases and area of overpainting. 49525-1 (300-500) – Lot 3062

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3063

INK & COLOR ON PAPER DEPICTING A GARDENER.

Qing Dynasty Period. Ink and color on paper, vertical scroll. The painting depicts a smiling elderly gardener, wearing work clothes and straw hat, leaning on top of shoulder pole and flower baskets filled with chrysanthemum flower blossom. Colophon, artist signature “Mang Jingyou” and mark on the top left. SIZE: 39″ l x 14-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Old creases and areas of restoration. Some dirtying of image. 50053-58 (1,800-2,200) – Lot 3063

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3064

ATTRIBUTED TO YU YOUREN PAIR OF COUPLET CALLIGRAPHY HANGING SCROLLS.

Ink on paper, vertical scroll. Each couplet written with six Chinese characters, artist signature and mark “Yu Youren” on one couplet. SIZE: 41″ h x 12″ w. CONDITION: Staining to sheet and areas of worm damage. Very minor repairs. 50053-102 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 3064

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3065

AFTER ZHOU SICONG INK & COLOR ON PAPER.

Ink and color on paper, scroll. The painting depicts a scene during the Cultural Revolution, artist signature and mark “Zhou Sicong” on bottom left. SIZE: 46″ h x 37-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Slight creases. Right side of image with light water stains. 50053-87 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3065

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3066

CHINESE TRADE SCHOOL, EAR CLEANING.

19th century. Gouache on paper. Depicting a man in blue holding a mirror getting his ear cleaned. Framed. SIZE: Sheet: 15″ x 10-1/2″. CONDITION: Good, unexamined out of frame. Very, very light foxing. 49818-78 (200-300) – Lot 3066

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3067

LOT OF FOUR PAINTINGS.

China, 19th century. Three depicting figures in various interior scenes along with one depicting birds in a landscape. Each framed under glass. SIZE: Sight: 12″ x 7-1/2″. Overall: 19-1/4″ x 15-1/4″ and (3) 16-1/2″ x 12″. CONDITION: A few visible splits to the paper and scattered toning. Not examined out of frames. 49990-9 (700-900) – Lot 3067

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3068

NINE ELABORATE CHINESE PITH PAINTINGS.

1) 4 colorful and well painted views with detailed ships and junks with occupants and ducks painted on pith paper. 2) 5 colorful and very well done Chinese Pith paintings displaying all the elaborate costumes and elements relevant to Chinese New Year festival. All beautifully framed and matted. SIZE: 1) Average size image 7-1/2″ x 12″, 19.05cm x 30.48cm. Overall size 15″ x 20″, 38.1cm x 50.8cm. 2) Average size image 7-1/2″ x 12″, 19.05cm x 30.48cm. Average size overall 15″ x 20″, 38.1cm x 50.8cm. PROVENANCE: From a Maine collection. CONDITION: 1) Very good, well framed. 2) Some very minor discoloration and a couple very small splits. 49822-1, 49822-2, (400-800) – Lot 3068

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3069

AFTER JIN TING BIAO (Chinese, 18th century) IMPERIAL HUNT SCENE.

Ink and color on silk. Featuring the Qianlong emperor’s associates chasing wild game. SIZE: 12-1/2″ x 97-1/2″. CONDITION: Good with minor creases. 49873-4 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3069

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3070

CHINESE SCHOOL (19th Century) DOMESTIC SCENE OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN.

The unusually large oil on canvas depicting a domestic scene of a woman reaching to her small children below with a domesticated falcon resting on her cuff. SIZE: 39-1/2″ x 21-1/2″. Overall 44-1/2″ x 26-1/2″. CONDITION: Good, with light craquelure and surface soil. 49950-1 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 3070

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3071

GLAZE POTTERY JAR.

China. The jar in a wide form with squared off shoulder and short cylindrical neck. Shallow ribbing encircling the body under a dark grey glaze with splashed accents. SIZE: 9″ h. CONDITION: Very good. 49818-91 (400-600) – Lot 3071

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3072

TURQUOISE GLAZED FOOTED BOWL.

China. The pottery bowl in a shallow form with rounded sides standing on three feet in the form of figures. A turquoise glaze lightly applied around the exterior with egg yolk and spinach highlights. SIZE: 4-3/4″ h x 8-1/2″ dia. CONDITION: Good with repair to one foot. 49818-47 (800-1,200) – Lot 3072

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3073

TWO LARGE HENAN BLACK GLAZED JARS.

Song to Ming Dynasty, China. Both with a rich black glaze and russet brown splashes. The smaller with a round cover. SIZE: Taller: 18-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Good. 49818-9 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3073

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3074

FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN PLAQUE MOUNTAIN SCENERY.

The famille rose porcelain plaque inset in wooden frames, depicting a mountain scene, with a man and his servant walking towards the mountain. SIZE: 31″ h x 17″ w. CONDITION: Very good. 50053-18 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3074

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3075

PAIR OF HEXAGONAL PLANTERS.

China, 20th century. Both planters in a flared hexagonal form standing on six tapered feet. The bodies hand painted with mirrored images including figures, birds and various blossoming plants. SIZE: 7″ h x 10-1/4″ w. CONDITION: Very good. 49750-12 (600-800) – Lot 3075

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3076

FAMILLE ROSE FLOWERS & BIRDS VASE.

20th century. Of globular form, the large vase body painted with magpie birds on plum flower trees, while flowers blossom around them. Chinese calligraphy poetry on the side, artist signature “Zhang Zhitang”, bottom bears additional mark. SIZE: 15″ h x 9″ d. CONDITION: Good. 50053-17 (800-1,200) – Lot 3076

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3077

ENAMELED PORCELAIN DISH.

China, 20th century. The dish decorated with four roundels containing iron red and gilt characters surrounding a central shou, all done on a yellow ground accented with vines and flowers. Comes with wood stand. SIZE: 8″ dia. PROVENANCE: Estate of a Midwestern Public University Chancellor who died in the late 1930’s. This Chancellor was invited to speak in China in 1930s, and visited Japan and India where he acquired this item. CONDITION: Very good. 49918-1 (600-800) – Lot 3077

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3079

LANG YAO GLAZED BALUSTER VASE.

China, early 20th century. The vase of a tall baluster form standing on a short splayed foot and finished with a rich lang yao glaze. SIZE: 22-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Very good, chipping to the foot, done in the making. 49905-14 (600-700) – Lot 3079

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3080

GLAZED PORCELAIN WATER POT.

China, Qing Dynasty. The pot of a globular form and finished with a rich raspberry colored glaze which ends cleanly just above the smooth foot rim. The underside with a neatly written Qianlong seal in underglaze blue. SIZE: 2-3/4″ h. CONDITION: Very good. 49987-6 (600-800) – Lot 3080

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3081

BLUE AND WHITE DRAGON DISH.

China, 18th century. The circular dish hand painted in the center with a detailed dragon surrounded by stylized flames. The underside decorated in a similar motif with a neatly written Qianlong seal in the center,. SIZE: 6-3/4″ dia. CONDITION: Light wear and scratching to the glaze, otherwise good. 49833-2 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3081

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3081A

PAIR OF ENAMELED PORCELAIN PLANTER STANDS.

The pair of stands glazed in famille rose on the exterior, with four open medallions with various flowers interspersed with flowers and vine patterns on the exterior, against pink ground and incised floral patterns. The rim glazed in yellow with continuous flower band, the interior and bottom glazed in teal, bottom bears apocryphal six character JIAQING mark. Includes original Christie’s Invoice from 1996. SIZE: 2-1/4″ h x 8″ d. PROVENANCE: Christie’s New York, March 27, 1996, Lot 139. CONDITION: Scattered spots of loss and wear to the enamels. 50053-38 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 3081A

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3082

BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN BOWL.

China, possibly Ming Dynasty. The bowl with rounded walls decorated in underglaze blue with five roundels depicting phoenix. It stands on a tall foot with smooth footrim and the underside bearing a six character Chenghua mark. SIZE: 5-1/2″ dia. CONDITION: very good. 49833-4 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 3082

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3083

DOUBLE GOURD PORCELAIN VASE.

China, Ming Dynasty. The vase made in double gourd form decorated around the exterior with a scene of dragon and phoenix in flight, surrounded by stylized clouds above a ring of waves accenting the foot. The underside with six character Jiajing mark in underglaze blue. SIZE: 8-3/4″ h. CONDITION: General overall wear to the glaze, appears the top rim is possibly ground down. 49833-1 (3,000-4,000) – Lot 3083

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3084

LIDDED BOX WITH GILDING.

18th century style, China. Serpentine: medium greenish-yellow with lighter streaks and worn gilding. Inscription: a four-character inscription, “Specially made by command of the Qianlong Emperor”, incised on the base. Of simple shape, this translucent mottled yellow/ green hard stone box has shaped corners, and a flat lid, interior and base, with four low shaped foot pads. The rims of the lid and base have been carefully carved to fit together securely. On the lid, sides and base there are gilded double-dragon and floral designs painted on the surfaces. Because of some loss of gilding, the designs today are somewhat indistinct. There is an academic dispute regarding the Qianlong’s Emperor’s attitude toward gilded hardstones, some experts declaring that he disliked such decorated ware; nevertheless, many carvings assigned with relative security to the late Qianlong period have gilded decor and reign marks (Watt Seattle, p. 96, #75), and the carving and decoration of this box are of the caliber associated with that period. Interestingly, Hung Li, the Qianlong Emperor, “… was the first of the Ch’ing [Qing] emperors to advocate the emulation of ancient jades and the inscription of faked marks” (Yang, p. 87), so that induced confusion over the veracity of reign marks is almost by imperial caveat, of long standing. Though the exact dating of this thin-walled is arguable, the fine quality is indisputable. Reference: The Yangtze River Collection, Later Chinese Jades published by Helga Wall-Apelt, 1993. SIZE: 1.13″ x 5″ x 3″. (2.9 x 12.7 x 7.6 cm.) PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Wear to gilding and enamel paint. Structurally very good. 47671-158 (1,400-2,000) – Lot 3084

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3085

DAOIST PARADISE.

20th century, China. Nephrite: light greenish-gray with minor gray and brown markings and a light brown rind. Fully and deeply carved on both sides of this irregularly shaped low-polished jade block, the details provided by the workshop clearly indicate that this is indeed a shoushan, or mountain of longevity. There are lingzhi fungus nestled by the base of a small entrance into the interior cavities. Pine trees flank openings, a servant carries a calabash, and a crane poses on one leg in a grotto. An image of Laotze riding on his buffalo emerges from another deep cavity (See also Ip, p. 266, #238; Laing, p. 70, #5). The standard forms of waterfall, path, hut and bridge are well-detailed and on the reverse there are several youths clambering over the rocks. The tightness of the detail, producing a rich surface of heightened realism, and the mysterious unseen interior passages which are deeply carved contribute to the interest of this carving. The staining does not relate to any one particular area or form, but rather adds an abstract note of additional visual attraction. Reference: The Yangtze River Collection, Later Chinese Jades published by Helga Wall-Apelt, 1993. SIZE: 7.25″ x 6.75″ x 2.5″. (18.4 x 17.1 x 6.4 cm.) PROVENANCE: The personal collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Variegated stone carved in deep relief. Very good. 47671-274 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3085

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3086

ARCHAISTIC DRAGON-HANDLED LIEN CONTAINER.

19th-early 20th century, China. Jadeite: pale to light reddish-purple. This shaped octagonal jade is a variation of a classic form known as a lien, a lidded container of cylindrical form. As with the gui, the essential shape has been updated by the addition of a complex of high-relief and free-form animals clambering about the shaped sides of the basic container. There are four animal head feet, with one open-mouthed animal mask and three chilong on the container itself, and the lid sports a full crouching fabulous animal. The lid can only be set on the container in one direction, with the head of its animal knob facing away from the handle. The baroque impression conveyed by the gui and this work, together with the quality of the finish, the nature of their material, and certain details of the animals as well as the processing of the low-relief decor areas, suggest that they were created by the same workshop. Though it lacks the large animals crawling about the exterior featured on the gui and this lien, the ding shares many of the same design elements, including the manner in which the feet are shaped. All three are elaborate reworkings of traditional contexts. The lien is a common later Bronze Age shape, appearing in a variety of media including earthenware and lacquer as well as bronze (Little, p. 38, #10). It was used as a food or cosmetic box. The revival instincts of Song artisans led to a renewed interest in this shape, and many were produced using jade, a fashionable material for imitating bronze-form objets d’art at this time (Gure, pl. 231, #4a-b; SNY 6/3/92, #5). With the advent of the Ming’s antiquarian movement there was again enthusiasm for this form. The increasing popularity of tea and wine drinking during that period led to the affixing of handles to the basic cylinder, so that it could be used to hold liquids (Keverne, p. 138, #25 and p. 143, #35; D’Argence, p. 114, Pl.L, illustrating a kung cup; Foster, p. 70, #114 and also Cardeiro, p. 152, Fig. 5; Ip, pp. 232-33, #209; Palm, p. 124, #128; Kerr, pp. 226-28; ACGB, pp. 99-100, #322). Qing period examples are known, including several with significant lug areas, as here (CSHK 3/19/90, #1036), so that this lien may be regarded as part of a long and continuing jade tradition with echoes of the bronze and lacquer past. Reference: The Yangtze River Collection, Later Chinese Jades published by Helga Wall-Apelt, 1993. SIZE: 6.25″ x 4.13″ x 2.88″. (15.9 x 10.5 x 7.3 cm.) PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Very good. 47671-91 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3086

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3087

DRAGON AND WAVES.

19th century-Early Modern Period, China. One of the first animals to be represented in Chinese art, the dragon is a potent and sensuous form much beloved of artists and philosophers. The manners in which it manifests itself are as numerous as the symbolic messages it bears. King of the animal world, mate to the phoenix, guardian of the east, the dragon rises from its watery palaces in the spring, ascending into the heavens from which it will proffer rain to newly-planted fields (Zhao 2, p. 236). Connotations of fertility are strongly associated with the imaginary creature, whose body is composed of parts borrowed from real animals. Unlike other animals, its body is allowed to change with the passage of years, and there are youthful, mature, and old forms: all of which are popular in art. In early East Asian tomb paintings, dragons occupy the east side of the tomb, with the phoenix on the south, tiger on the west, and the turtle/snake duo on the north. In other early works of art, including jade carvings, the dragon may appear as a compound dragon-horse (Palmer, #34, a late 17th century jade) or dragon-fish (Wan Seattle, p. 66, #41, a 13th-14th century jade plaque), or it might be paired with a phoenix (male-female, emperor-empress), or tiger (rain and wind, east and west). These images are maintained over the centuries and joined by other popular combinations such as the dragon in association with clouds or waves (rain, fertility), another dragon (chasing the elusive “flaming pearl”), or an entire kingdom composed of dragons of differing “official” rank. Dragons may function as gods in their own right or serve as vehicles for other gods and lesser Buddhist, Daoist and folk deities (Rosenzweig, p. 163, 165-70; Zhao, pp. 72-86; Zhao 2, pp. 237-40). In summary, dragons have cosmological, ritual, and agricultural implications, many of which are explored in jade carvings over the centuries. Dragons are not only symbolically charged, they are also useful and compliant beasts for artistic purposes, since they can be draped and twisted around, up, or down objects so easily. In later years. and in both China and Japan, they are often contorted into a writhing circle to provide a support for crystal balls set on their bodies or in their mouths. Dragons as functional stands for such balls are not unique to jade; they appear in the metal arts and cloisonne as well, and are treated with the greatest respect by workmen fashioning this shape (Moss, p. 285, #141, and Moss 2, p. 18, gilt bronze versions). This horned and bushy-tailed dragon, riding on agitated waves, spews a foaming cloud from his mouth; nearby the flaming pearl bobs on a small rush of water. His eyes bulge and glare, his legs are tensed and prepared to move, and the entire work is well-detailed through repeated application of incised and low-relief patterns (as in Watt Seattle, p. 98, #77, a similar fully-detailed dragon, of the Qianlong period). Departing from the norm, this dragon is not bearded, nor is it leonine-maned (Munsterberg, p. 42, #38) or winged. Flames do not radiate from its joints, nor is its head particularly massive and imposing, as is so often the case in the Ming (Keverne, p. 137, #21; Watt Seattle, p. 78, #51). The creature is executed in full round, with incised waves on the otherwise flat base. The material is adventurously worked, with enormous openings through the coiled body leading to two interior cavities, and the overall polish is admirable. As D’Argence has written, the “perpetual posture of combat” as illustrated here, as well as the two-pronged antlers, enormous mouth, and firmly-planted paws are characteristic of mid- Qing dragons (D’Argence, p. 158, pl. LXXII). The “Li” dragon, or dragon of the sea, the subject of this Yangtze River collection sculpture is among the more popular forms taken by this essential creature in Qing art. Reference: The Yangtze River Collection, Later Chinese Jades published by Helga Wall-Apelt, 1993. SIZE: 6″ x 10.5″ x 6.63″. (15.2 x 26.7 x 16.8 cm.) PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Well carved and polished. Very good. 47671-23 (12,000-16,000) – Lot 3087

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3088

RECTANGULAR BI-COLORED BRUSH HOLDER WITH FIGURES IN LANDSCAPE.

20th century, China. Nephrite: Greyish yellow-green (celadon) with large areas of dark brown. Inscription: Thirteen-character seal script text reading : “To mount high to view the spectacle between sky and earth (i.e., in the world), the big river is wild and goes beyond return”, followed by a seal reading “Pine”. A handsome, boldly carved work, this flat-based brush holder makes clever use of its two widely differing tones to create a landscape scene of the type found on Qing jade and bamboo brushholders (Wang, p. 120, #64, for example). The indebtedness of these forms to the painting medium is undeniable. The deep brown craggy mountain foreground, through which a stream flows, gives way to a lighter-toned cloudy region, with a small hut and a distinguished figure walking down a path and over a bridge below a waterfall, followed by a smaller, stoop shouldered attendant; other figures approach around the side. The rapidly-flowing stream culminates in heavy waves at one side, while on the other, a man with an attendant observes two flying birds, and a deer enters the scene at the lower left. The clouds are lingzhi (magic fungus)-shaped, and no doubt there are longevity implications throughout the work. The poem on the reverse is an apt description of the scene on front and side. Though the rectangular form is not as common for brush holders as round or ovoid forms, there are other known examples such as the nine-dragon rectilinear brushholder of the 18th century in the National Palace Museum, Beijing (Keverne, p. 172, #112). This massive (15 lb., 7 kg.) brushholder from the Yangtze River Collection is a relatively recent production, though in the style of the 18th century, and illustrates the strength of tradition continuing into modern workshop productions. Reference: The Yangtze River Collection, Later Chinese Jades published by Helga Wall-Apelt, 1993. SIZE: 9.5″ x 7.13″ x 4.75″. (24.1 x 18.1 x 12.1 cm.) PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Very good with polished surfaces. 47671-99 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 3088

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3088A

BAMBOO BRUSH OR SCROLL HOLDER.

Late 18th, 19th century, China. Nephrite: very pale yellow-green with light brown markings. Inscription: Title, “Autumn Fresh and Cool”, followed by reign date and cyclical Bingwu year of the Qianlong reign, and name of carver with a seal. Of remarkable size and realistic appearance, this imposing (42 lb., 19 kg.) three-part jade brushholder is large enough to hold scrolls as well as bigger brushes. The left-hand, tallest stalk is also the most upright; the central one appears gently squeezed between the two outer stalks and its color is fresher than the left-hand stalk; the third, with a stalk barely emerging from fresh growth roots, leans away from the group at a sharp angle. Freely carved and high-relief bamboo leaves decorate the well-polished work, and the nodes and circular marks on the culm are carefully detailed. The convincing depiction of this popular form is typical of the mid-late Qing taste for realism in botanical subject matter (Keveme, p. 151, fig. 57). The symbol of an upright gentleman, bamboo is an appropriate subject for articles associated with a scholar’s studio. Choice sections of the actual plant itself often are used as brushholders. Bamboo is also one of the most common decorative arts designs from the Sung period on. Considered among the more challenging subjects for painters, the appearance of bamboo in differing conditions and states of growth has been the subject of intense scrutiny by those determined to capture its form through brush and ink. Although small jade carvings of the subject are known (Spink, #129), works of this size in jade are unusual (Palm, p. 81, #76, a bamboo-form vase dated Ming-Qing, 27.9 cm. h.). The lack of emphasis on extended symbolic messages, such as longevity, which are found on many contemporary jade bamboo carvings (CNY 11/29/90, #3 18, double bamboo vase with peach, crane and lingzhi; Spink 81, #11, bamboo-form vase with phoenix and lingzhi) also distinguishes this carving, which otherwise reflects both later Qing taste and the possibilities afforded jade workshops by the increased size of jade material available after the mid-Qing. Reference: The Yangtze River Collection, Later Chinese Jades published by Helga Wall-Apelt, 1993. SIZE: 16″ x 14″ x 5″. (40.6 x 35.6 x 12.7 cm.) CONDITION: Natural fissures throughout. Very good. 47671-15 (30,000-50,000) – Lot 3088A

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3089

LI BO WITH HIS JAR OF WINE.

19th-20th century, China. Jadeite(?): very light bluish-gray, on fitted wood stand. During the late Ming and Qing periods, many works of art were inspired by classic or contemporary literary themes, and certain of the authors (particularly those with interesting biographies) were themselves portrayed in diverse media. Among this select number was the Tang Dynasty poet Li Bo, whose poetic prowess and drinking aptitude inspired images of the type illustrated here, a scholar posed at his ease in a rockery with his crackle-glaze ceramic wine jar near at hand (Watt 2, p. 25; Myrtle, p. 119, #1). According to Ip Yee, this pose is common in Kangxi era works of art (lp, p. 192), and it has been used for other popular figures as well, including one of the Daoist Immortals (Fourcade, pp. 170-71, pl. 33). In some portrayals of Li Bo, the wine jar is in the shape of a peach, reflecting the longevity-Daoist imagery associated with the poet (Beurdeley, p. 248, a ceramic work) and in others, the poet is portrayed as very drunk, supporting his slumbering head on one hand (Spink, #142, a soapstone sculpture) or on a stack of books (lp, pp. 192-93, #176; CKYCTC, p. 186, a red and white agate carving). Treated with great respect by the jade carver, this portrayal of the mature Li Bo shows him with one arm securing the jar, the other outstretched on his reclining figure, at ease on his rocky platform. He is dressed fully in an elaborately belted scholar’s robe with underskirt, and his feet are tucked into felt shoes which are fully visible. His handsome face sports neatly trimmed mustache and goatee, and his hair is tied in a neat knot at the top of his head. The clean pale green material has been given a high polish. Reference: The Yangtze River Collection, Later Chinese Jades published by Helga Wall-Apelt, 1993. SIZE: 4.5″ x 11.5″ x 4″. (11.4 x 29.2 x 10.2 cm.) PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Very good. 47671-87 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 3089

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3090

LUOHANS IN CAVES.

20th century, China. Nephrite: Grayish yellow-green (celadon) with darker green and brown areas. Inscription: Biboyan: A huge stone like a mountain they are meeting at Biboyan. Over 4000 years have gone by just like that (like the snap of the finger) and the stars did not record spring and autumn as they passed. Learning about truth and calming your desires–whatever happens, do not worry! Nothing is important. The old Monk can see through the entire world. When there is nothing to do, I close my eyes for meditation. Sleepiness is gone, and I still have not fallen asleep. The sound (of the priests chanting) continues while the moon is already in the sky. The dragon, ghost, trees and flowers come to disturb, and there is also the ever troublesome fox (woman) with eyes so very seducing. I should not be a Buddhist Monk and come here listening to other people’s services. Sealed and signed: Monk Jukong. Horizontally-inclined, this mountain setting presents discrete grotto settings for the individual luohan who populate the front of the carving, while at the top, a cloud form drapes over the front and back, in a manner associated with a number of Qing mountains and brush holder carvings. The combination of “The luohan-in-Grotto theme and the swirling clouds are commonly found in (the late Ming-early Qing) period”, according to Ip (Ip, p. 262, #234), and comparable works from both early and mid-Qing are known (Spink IV, p. 123, #172). The association of luohan and caves is illustrated on a grand scale at several actual sites in China, in particular at the Eight Luohan Mountain near the Xi Ling, the Western graves of the Manchu Emperors (Smithies, p. 265); and the famous Fei-lan-feng, in the hills west of the city of Hangzhou and near the great Chan (Zen) Buddhist temple. Ling-yin-ssu, where a Maitreya Buddha rests blissfully in a niche amidst a semicircle of eighteen luohan figures, all individually conceived in terms of pose and appearance. The sculptures, in “living rock” are formed out of a series of natural limestone formations (Edwards). Luohan are associated especially with two schools of Chinese Buddhism, the Tiantai and the Chan. According to Whitfield, the “cult of Lohan” is primarily a post Tang phenomenon, and the usual open-air depiction for the main group of sixteen luohan accorded well with the standard settings accorded Daoist representations of sages and hermits (Whitfield). In the literature, luohan are all provided with individual histories or characteristics and may be identified by associated attributes. Although they are listed in a numerical order in the sets described in Buddhist texts, the exact order may not be followed in a particular art work. Thus, in the example from the 18th century illustrated in the Spink catalogue noted immediately above, the figures have been tentatively identified as the first, third, fifth, seventh, ninth, eleventh, thirteenth and fifteenth members of the set, accompanied by a boy worshipper-attendant. Sometimes the particular luohan is identified by inscription, or at other times, by associated attributes such as a particular animal companion or a physical quirk. It is not uncommon that a specific identification is lacking, and then these images and the standard Daoist recluse images are virtually inseparable. In this carving from the Yangtze River Collection, some of the eight members of the luohan population may be identified, as for example the top left image with the smoking round incense burner, and the long-eyebrowed individual casually posed to the lower right, while others are less distinctly particularized. They are relaxed, some in meditative pose, and all fit compactly into the irregular spaces provided across the carved-out surface. There is less suggestion about internal cavities than found on several other carvings, and the contortions of the boulder are less marked. The cloud formation which drapes the top of the rock continues over to the reverse, which is inscribed at length with a standard Buddhist essay. Reference: The Yangtze River Collection, Later Chinese Jades published by Helga Wall-Apelt, 1993. SIZE: 7.5″ x 17.75″ x 2.5″. (19.1 x 45.1 x 6.4 cm.) PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Carved in deep relief. Very good. 47671-171 (6,000-9,000) – Lot 3090

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3091

MOTTLED YELLOWISH JADE CARVING OF A CARP.

Ming dynasty (1368-1644) or later, China. Jade carved in yellow jade with amber russet markings. Two suspension holes at the top fins. SIZE: 7-3/4″ l x 3-1/4″ w. PROVENANCE: The personal collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Very good. 47671-281 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 3091

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3092

MONUMENTAL AND EXTREMELY RARE PAIR OF CAST IRON BUDDHIST LIONS.

Ming Period (1368-1644), China. Seated figures, one with a cub, the other a brocade sphere. Auctioneer’s note: It is extraordinarily rare to find Chinese iron objects of this size and period today. Over the centuries as the demand for metal increased, objects such as these were melted down. These wonderful objects are truly rare in the iron form. SIZE: 45″ x 30″. PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Minor loss. 47671-69, 9-94984, (50,000-75,000) – Lot 3092

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3093

FINELY CAST BRONZE MODEL OF A FOO LION AND CUB.

17th/18th century, China. Cast in the form of a Buddhist lion playing with a brocade ball. SIZE: 19″ x 17″. PROVENANCE: The personal collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Undisturbed surface with good patina. 47671-553 (7,000-10,000) – Lot 3093

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3094

DATED GILT IRON FIGURE OF A SEATED TAOIST IMMORTAL.

Ming Period (1368-1644), China. Dated to the Wan Li reign (1573-1619) in an extensive inscription. SIZE: 22″ h x 13-1/2″. PROVENANCE: The personal collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Very good, missing element in hands. 47671-581 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 3094

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3095

TWO CARVED WOODEN GUARDIAN FIGURES.

19th century, China. Seated figures with multiple arms in full armor. Surface lacquered black and gold. Stands not included. SIZE: 45″ h each. PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Cracks, surface loss; loss to objects in hands. 47671-149, 95087, (6,000-10,000) – Lot 3095

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3096

RARE AND IMPRESSIVE LACQUER WOOD SEATED FIGURE OF AVALOKITESHVARA.

Ming Dynasty period, China, wood carved and lacquered Guanyin sculpture. Polychrome painted. SIZE: 37″ h x 29″ w. PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Considerable weathering and loss to painted surface due to age. Structurally good. 47671-136 (10,000-20,000) – Lot 3096

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3097

EXTRAORDINARY & MASSIVE LIFE LONG COLLECTION OF RARE ASIAN PHOTOGRAPHS AMASSED BY DR. HELGA WALL-APELT CONSISTING OF APPROXIMATELY 800 IMAGES, MOST FROM THE 19TH CENTURY.

Throughout most of her life Dr. Wall-Apelt sought to learn more about Asian culture. At first she was drawn to the objects then became enthralled with the culture, beliefs & practices. Being a medical doctor she also took great interest in their approach to medicine. This too she became enthralled with to the point that she eventually went to China to experience and to learn the art of acupuncture, herbal treatments and other ancient healing techniques. One way of expanding her knowledge, understanding & appreciation of the Asian culture was, of course, antique photography. As she began to collect images she, like everyone else, discovered that 19th Century photography of Asian origin are scarce and hard to come by, but Chinese images were very scarce. In the 19th Century photography was not embraced in the Asian region as it was in the Western culture and most of the views acquired were obtained by western photographers visiting these regions. The images document everyday life, temples & palaces, flora & fauna, artisans, curiosities and much more. It is a remarkable insight to a culture and region that was little understood by much of western society in the 19th Century. These rare photographs and the pioneers who captured them were an important aspect of exposing and familiarizing westerners to these ancient cultures. Dr. Wall-Apelt’s massive collection of Asian photography must certainly rank as one of the larger & better ones of its type currently in private hands. To attempt to replicate this magnificent collection one would spend years, much travel and a tremendous amount of money and even then might not be able to match its quality and breadth. This is truly a rare opportunity and we personally do not know of a similar offering to have come to market in the past. We believe it to be a once in a lifetime opportunity. The collection numbers approximately 800 pieces, most of which are albumin photography circa 1880 most mounted on original boards, though many are unmounted. There are earlier photographs including two large salted paper photographs by Linnaeus Tripe (1857-1859) of Madras, India (these particular images were de-accessioned from the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco. There are some gelatin photographs circa 1900. Most images in this grouping are loose though there are six bound albums. The largest of these albums contains just over 100 photographs, mostly 27 x 21cm (10-1/2″ x 8-1/2″). The first section has 44 images by Charles Scowen and William L. H. Skeen showing views of Ceylon, mostly unusual fauna and local peoples and several hand-colored. This same album has 24 views of China, including street scenes in Canton, country buildings, boats and local people. Several of these are also hand-colored. This album concludes with 49 photographs of Paris, showing scenes of noted landmarks and photos of famous art; sculpture and paintings from the Louvre. Two large bound albums contain photographs of Ceylon, one with 24 images, another with 47 photos comprising topography, portraits and temple views; several are by Joseph Lawton (active 1864-1874). An album of India and Ceylon photography in a faux crocodile binding contains 75 images, about a third 27 x 21cm (10-1/2″ x 8-1/2″) and another third 12.5 x 16.5cm (4-3/4″ x 6-1/2″). Many of these photographs are by William L. H. Skeen. Another album contains 54 photos of Hong Kong and Canton, most are 24 x 19cm (9-1/2″ x 7-1/2″) and depict Colonial homes, plantation scenes, unusual fauna, workers picking various crops and in other activities. The last bound album in this grouping shows images of mostly Northern India and Kasmir by Charles Shepherd and Samuel Bourne. Shepherd and Bourne were well known photographers who photographed Kasmir in the 1860s. Many images in this album show quite dramatic topography and indigenous people rarely photographed. There were several books written concerning Bourne’s photographs on his trek through the Himalayas. Some artists not already mentioned in this grouping include: Felix Bonfils (Egypt 1867-1880), H.A. Mirza (India and Saudi Arabia), Felice Beato (Mandalay, circa 1900), Philip A. Klier (Burma, 1880-1900), Gabriel Lekegian (Egypt and Ottoman Empire 1880, exhibited at the 1893 Colombian Exposition), William Saunders (Shanghai, circa 1870), Walter Woodbury and James Page worked in Java, Dutch East Indies 1860s-1870s. Of the approximate 800 photographs of this grouping, about 150 are from India, over 200 from Ceylon, over 150 from China, Hong Kong and Singapore, over 50 images from Burma, over 50 from Japan. Most of the views of Japan are 26 x 20cm (10-1/4″ x 7-3/4″) and most are delicately hand-colored. There are 50 photographs of Paris and the remainder are from the Pacific Rim and the Middle East. As can be seen from photographs, images concentrate on views of local people in their native dress, architecture, both colonial and indigenous, harbor scenes, temples, shrines, archeological ruins, rare and interesting fauna, diverse topography, including amazing views of the mountains of Kashmir…Also included in this lot is a third edition (1922) folio The Pageant of Peking, comprising sixty-six Vandyck Photogravures of Peking and Environs from photographs by Donald Mennie. Photos in this archive range in size, with the majority 350 images averaging about 27 x 21cm (10-1/2″ x 8-1/2″) (most common size). A spreadsheet is available with sizes of each image and partial subject content. SIZE: This group ranges from 26 x 18cm (10-1/4″ x 7-1/4″) to 29.5 x 22.5cm (11-3/4″ x 8-3/4″). There are about 30 photographs with one dimension larger than 30cm, with the largest image about 47 x 27cm. There are about 200 smaller than average photos making up the second largest grouping with a dimension above 27cm (10-1/2″). The remaining 200 photographs have smaller dimensions ranging from about 9 x 6cm (3-1/2″ x 2-1/2″) to 16 x 10cm (6-1/2″ x 4″). PROVENANCE: The personal collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Photographs as a whole are very good to fine, though there are a few with glued corners on modern mounts, a few chipped corners and other defects to a small portion, such as creases, soiling, scratching and foxing. Interested parties should view these images where the vast majority are very good to fine. “Pageant of Peking” in deluxe binding with gold spine and edges with cut-through cloth cover showing title and text. Binding is scuffed with edge wear. Text and tipped-in plates complete and fine overall with minor soiling and foxing. In general the collection is in wonderful condition. 47671-222 (200,000-400,000) – Lot 3097

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3098

CORAL CARVED MONKEY GROUP.

19th, early 20th century, China. Deep salmon pink color. Carving of monkeys and birds in a fruiting peach tree. SIZE: 8″ x 7″. PROVENANCE: The personal collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Chips & roughness to some points. 47671-596 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 3098

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3099
Revised: 1/11/2016

Please Note: Upon examination, we noticed an old repaired break in the stand. There is also wear on the stand commensurate with age.

IVORY WRIST REST.

18th/19th century, China. Intaglio carved with Buddhist saints in a mountain landscape. Reverse with the immortal Li Tung Pin. Accompanied by fitted blackwood stand. Special Note: This ivory has been examined and determined to be certified to be ESA Antique Elephant (Elaphantidae) ivory. Therefore, according to U.S. Fish & Wildlife current definition of commercial saleable ivory this object complies for domestic sale. SIZE: 12-1/2″ l. PROVENANCE: The personal collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: A few age lines. 47671-209 IVORY (800-1,200) – Lot 3099

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3100

MOUNTAIN WITH FIGURES BENEATH OVERHANG.

Mid 18th-19th century, China. Nephrite: grayish yellow-green (celadon) with bands of opaque brown. Shaped with a relatively regular, ovoid profile, this small but substantial (17lb., 7.5 kg.) mountain has a frontal focus. In effect, the carving resembles a close-up view of one of a scene allowing the viewer to concentrate on a single center of activity. Three elders and their attendants are engaged in what appears to be a scene releasing (or attempting to capture?) a long legged bird which is in flight at the upper left (See also Keverne, p. 171, #108). A slatted box with lid held by one small boy is carefully detailed to the lower left of the clearing in which the scene takes place. The branches of the pine trees flanking the scene and emerging from the cliff are irregularly pierced to heighten the realism of this self-contained work. On the reverse, broad steps lead up a precipitous cliff face fashioned from forbidding angular rock slabs. A heavy overhang towers above the center of activity, in the style of mid-Qing painting and woodblock prints such as those in travel books introducing pilgrims to important sites (Zwalf, p. 232, #239, a page from an 18th century guide to “Putuo shan”). The style is associated with several jade-carving schools of the Qing, including those of Suchou (Watt 2, p. 122, #104). Reference: The Yangtze River Collection, Later Chinese Jades published by Helga Wall-Apelt, 1993. SIZE: 12.38″ x 7.5″ x 3.25″. (31.4 x 19.1 x 8.3 cm.) PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Very good with natural fissures and occlusions. 47671-144 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 3100

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3101

MOUNTAIN GROTTO WITH THREE LEVELS OF FIGURES.

20th century, China. Nephrite: light greenish-gray with deeply weathered brown rind. A pebble-form boulder with an off-center orientation, this work is deeply carved, with a path above the lapping waves at the base leading attendants with offerings past the cliff face and (it is implied) into the internal cave regions which are revealed on two upper levels. On the middle level, a seated gentleman contentedly plays a sheng, and on the upper level, two elders stand in front of a hut and glance down over the scenes below. The cave areas are deep and as they retreat into the boulder, the color darkens as it would naturally in such retreats. Stretching across the surface are cliff faces and pine branches, connecting one side of the scene with another, and it appears as though a cloth “skin” had been tightly wrapped around the work. The technical facility with which the tension of the linking elements and outer “skin” has been achieved is astonishing, and reflects the new technology available to modern workshops. A cave is “…an entrance to the transcendental world” in Chinese thought (Munakata, p. 148) and as such is prominently featured in both Buddhist and Daoist art. The mysterious passages, with the end hidden from the viewer’s eye, lead to the paradise of the Immortals. The reverse of this boulder portrays a water flow emerging at the base and a steep path rising up to a temple level beyond which there are a series of openings to the dongtian. The pine, the rocks, the water, and the caves and grottoes convey messages of virtue and longevity, and the “exaggerated realism” (Lytle, pp. 36-7) with which they are expressed here is both typical of very late jade works (Ip, p. 268, #240) and of the Qing paintings which served as their model (Munakata, p. 101). Reference: The Yangtze River Collection, Later Chinese Jades published by Helga Wall-Apelt, 1993. SIZE: 7.88″ x 5.25″ x 2.25″ (20 x 13.3 x 5.7 cm.) PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Deeply carved example with light natural pitting. Very good. 47671-154 (6,000-9,000) – Lot 3101

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3102

FLAT-BELLIED ARCHAISTIC HU.

20th century, China. Nephrite: streaked pale grayish green to yellowish green with added brown accents. The hu, brought to perfection in the late Zhou and early Han periods, has remained one of the most popular forms in later Chinese art, appearing in many different media including ceramic, cloisonne, bamboo, and hardstones. Its importance in famous collections of the 18th and 19th centuries is attested by its inclusion in catalogues of those collections (Beurdeley, p. 203, and p. 57, an early Zhou example). Later, “revival”, versions sport a variety of decor, some unrelated to bronze prototypes. Often the hu will appear as a pair, used for altar flowers or as important components of impressive ritual or garniture sets, but it also appears alone, and in miniature as well as grand-scale format. The hu illustrated here, which is essentially a handled variation of the hu, is quite different, illustrating the overall utility of this basically simple yet sophisticated shape. A hu begins with a firm round or ovoid foot, moving quickly into a low swelling belly, with a continuous curve through a narrowing waist and long extended shoulder-neck area. The lip often lacks strong definition, and there may or may not be a contemporary lid. Decor in the original bronzes and on bronze-influenced later versions is based on zones of motifs encircling the work, typically with zones of greater dimensions on the upper belly and shoulder areas, and duplicated motifs immediately above the foot and below the lip. There may be two handles on the original bronzes, attached to the neck (or shoulder neck) area. Often they are shaped like elephant heads from which the trunk curves back into the vessel. In some later Bronze Age examples, there are independently-moving suspended bronze circles captured within the grasp of the trunk, or placed partially within the mouth of an animal mask. This flat-bellied strongly-mottled archaistic hu is characteristic of certain revival versions of the classic model, with a much more angular profile and large heavy lid with a fully-developed crouching lion knob. There are also suspended handles of differing sizes attached to growling feline head forms, and a flat-sided belly with large-scale taotie mask form, with the usual pig snout and glaring eyes. This heavy (25.3 lb., 11.5 kg.) variation on the Zhou-Han models, with one large area on the belly reserved for an important design, is not untypical of some of the later revival hu forms in hardstone or even bronze. A later hardstone hu in the Metropolitan Museum, for example, also has a large-scale decor zone on the belly of the vessel, with designs of auspicious portent, and with elephant handles supporting suspended rings (Hai, p. 163, #163). The foot of the present work is a shaped rectangle, and indeed the vessel’s overall shape is neither ovoid or round, but a modified rectilinear form. Reference: The Yangtze River Collection, Later Chinese Jades published by Helga Wall-Apelt, 1993. SIZE: 16.5″ x 9″ x 3″. (41.9 x 22.9 x 7.6 cm.) PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Stone with small fissures. Very good. 47671-98 (6,000-9,000) – Lot 3102

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3103

GOD OF LONGEVITY.

19th-20th century, China. Nephrite: pale yellow-green with light brown markings. Known as “Shoulao” or “Shouxing” (The Star God of longevity), this popular image from Taoist lore is mentioned first in early Han chronicles, and the worship of Shouxing was sanctioned in the 8th century during the Tang Dynasty (Little, p. 41, #13). As with the figure of Bodhidarma, there have been many legends associated with the original figure, in this case Laozi, a probably mythical but possibly historical person who by the Sui Dynasty was being represented as a deity (Pontynen, p. 308). The seated or standing Shoulao is frequently the subject of later Chinese works of art, appearing in such diverse media as painting, textiles, ivories, ceramics, and hardstone. Most commonly he appears in the guise of a standing fully-robed, stoop-shouldered elderly, bearded gentleman of benevolent appearance with a large (peach-shaped) head and wrinkled forehead. Supported by a staff of gnarled wood, which may have a gourd hanging from the crook, he carries a large peach or a ruyi scepter in one hand. He may be accompanied by a small boy carrying another peach, bats flying about his head, a crane, or a spotted stag (Palm, p. 130, #134; TCJ, p. 352 top; Watt Seattle, p. 85, #62; Keverne, p. 166, #96). The peach, stag, crane, fungal-shaped ruyi scepter, and gourd all have longevity connotations. This frontally-disposed carving illustrates the standing fully-bearded old man, supported by his large gnarled, gourdbearing staff and carrying a large peach in his right hand. A small boy, tucked behind his right sleeve, carefully holds a peach with both hands. The elongated earlobes draped over the hunched shoulders and the disproportionate size of the head, together with the lack of a neck, are formulaic “holy image” features of many later Chinese works of art. Reference: The Yangtze River Collection, Later Chinese Jades published by Helga Wall-Apelt, 1993. SIZE: 17.75″ x 11″ x 5.25″. (45.1 x 27.9 x 13.3 cm.) PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Stone with contrasting fissures and seams throughout of rust brown color. Very good. 47671-17 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 3103

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3104

ROTUND BRUSH WASHER WITH DECOR OF HIGH-RELIEF IMMATURE DRAGONS.

20th century, China. Nephrite: pale yellowish-green (celadon) with brown patches. Like three other examples from this collection, the exterior of this massive (28 lb., 12 kg.) brushwasher features dragon decor. The sinuous, simple immature dragons crawl around and up the bowl, some with paws and snouts emerging at the otherwise plain edge. Overall, it is a far simpler work than other examples in this collection. The surface against which the dragons crawl is undecorated, although there are fungal-style low relief cloud forms at the top, and there is an overall high polish. Both the style and the material are reminiscent of the “hero vase” from this collection. Reference: The Yangtze River Collection, Later Chinese Jades published by Helga Wall-Apelt, 1993. SIZE: 6″ x 13.38″ x 11.25″. (15.2 x 34 x 28.6 cm.) PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Variegated stone with pronounced fissures on interior. Good overall. 47671-95 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 3104

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3105

ARCHAISTIC CONG.

Late 18th, early 19th century, China. Nephrite: light grayish-yellow with prominent granular band of green. One of the most familiar shapes in Chinese art, the cong appears at least as early as the Neolithic era. In newly excavated sites of the Liangzhu Culture, datable to at least 4,800 years ago, many cong have been recovered. (Yeung, pl. 1. #10, and p. 184; AOC, pp. 124-6; Johnson, p. 9, and #17; and HKM, “Jades” discussion, a nine-cornered tall example from Tinglin). The cong is a prominent form among the jades of the Shang and Zhou periods, and appears repeatedly in revival works of later eras, notably the Sung, Ming, and Qing, in a variety of media. Its exact significance as a ritual work has intrigued writers from antiquity to the modern era, and while many theories as to how it was actually used have been offered (Teng; Berglund), few seem fully satisfactory. The shape is essentially a circle within a square, the height of the tubal configuration differing with the age of the piece. Animal parts, including “thick-browed, round-eyed, wide-mouthed, longfanged-monster-design” masks may be engraved on each raised face of cong with articulated zones (Johnson, p. 9; Keverne, p. 53, #7, a Liangzhu cong with human facial features incised on the angled corners; and see ACGB, p. 32, #39, an Eastern Zhou work with incised lines and circle decor; and NPM, #7, a Zhou work with five corner “frets”). This massive (11 lb., 5 kg) cong has eleven layers of angled corners and a shaped central opening. Gouge marks are visible on the border of each of the angled corners. There are no animal or human features incised on the corners; rather, it is left to the richly-mottled material itself to enliven the surface. Reference: The Yangtze River Collection, Later Chinese Jades published by Helga Wall-Apelt, 1993. SIZE: 9.25″ x 4.5″ x 4.38″. (23.5 x 11.4 x 11.1 cm.) PROVENANCE: The personal collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Chip in side, Natural stone fissure cracks throughout. 47671-236 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 3105

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3106

PILLOW IN FORM OF LOTUS-DRAPED BOY.

18th-19th century, China. Jadeite(?): pale greenish-yellow with brown fractures and added color. Pillows in the form of small boys are found in ceramic and hardstone form from the Sung period on, but during the later Qing period there was an explosion of interest in, and production of, jade pillows shaped like kneeling boys holding objects of symbolic import. Both pairs and single images of this form are known in jadeite and nephrite. The general shape is that of a kneeling boy, feet tucked up under his hips, arms crossed with hands resting on opposite shoulders, and head up and looking straight ahead. Often the boy wears only a stomacher (belly warmer) or a lotus leaf, but in some examples he may be more fully dressed, in jacket and leggings (Palm, p. 52, #39). One or both hands may hold a sheng (mouth organ), a lotus (SHK 11/18/86, #193), a ruyi (magic fungus) (Keverne, p. 8, #2), or other objects such as a bird (Gump, p. 159). There may be bracelet pairs encircling wrists and ankles, and on some technically spectacular pillows of this type, this jewellery may revolve independently. The boy’s head may have hair assembled into a top knot (or top knots), or there may be a lotus cap. As well as being functional, the boy bedecked with a lotus and mouth organs (as here) symbolizes an important rebus, the wish for “continuous birth of noble sons”. This is based on the homophones lien and sheng, “lotus” and “mouth organ”, which are akin verbally to the lien and sheng of “continuous birth” (Barth, fig. 13). The felicity of thought accords with the typically blissful smile on the boys’ faces. It is unlikely that this work ever served as a pillow, since the effective space available for a head is only about 3.5″ (8.9 cm) wide. Reference: The Yangtze River Collection, Later Chinese Jades published by Helga Wall-Apelt, 1993. SIZE: 7″ x 7.88″ x 3″. (17.8 x 20 x 7.6 cm.) PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Stone with variegated russet inclusions and multiple natural fissures. Good polished surfaces. 47671-152 (1,250-2,250) – Lot 3106

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3107

GREY LIMESTONE STANDING FIGURE OF BUDDHA.

Possibly 6/7th century, China. High density stone Buddha sculpture. SIZE: Approximately 36″ h. PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Missing both hands and lower legs at knee. 47671-111 (6,000-9,000) – Lot 3107

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3108

CARVED STONE PLAQUE OF AVALOKITESHVARA.

N Chou Dynasty (557-581), China. Image depicted rising from a lotus flower. Areas of original color still remaining. SIZE: 34″ x 15″. PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Traces of polychrome paint remain. Loss at right arm and to top of headdress. 47671-157 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 3108

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3109

CARVED LIMESTONE HEAD OF BODASTAVIA.

6th century, China. Figure depicted with flowers in the hair. SIZE: 14″. PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Ancient losses. 47671-107 (2,500-4,500) – Lot 3109

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3110

CARVED LIMESTONE HEAD OF BODASTAVIA.

6th century, China. SIZE: 13″ h. PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Ancient losses. 47671-115 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 3110

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3111

STANDING CARVED STONE FIGURE OF VISHNU.

17th/18th century, Southeast Asia style stone Buddha sculpture. Accompanied by stand. SIZE: Statue: 32″ h. Overall: 35″ h. PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Loss of all four forearms and hands. 47671-110 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 3111

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3112

CARVED STONE STELE.

Sui Dynasty (589-618), China. Central figure of Amida with two flanking attendants. Flame aureole at the top. Stand not included. SIZE: 36″ x 19″. PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Multiple old losses throughout. Weathered surface. 47671-150 (15,000-20,000) – Lot 3112

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3113

CARVED LIMESTONE FIGURE OF A BOHTMISAVA.

Wei Dynasty (424-532), China. Standing figure depicted holding a jewel. SIZE: 31″ x 11-1/2″. PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Old loss of right hand. Surface with normal wear and weathering. 47671-75 (15,000-20,000) – Lot 3113

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3114

HARDSTONE TORSO OF A FEMALE DEITY.

Probably 13th century, India. Stone sculpture, lady figure. SIZE: Overall 24″ h. PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Hands/head missing. 47671-89 (4,500-7,000) – Lot 3114

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3115

NANCY CHU WOO (Chinese/American, 1941-) ABSTRACT.

Ink on paper Unframed Signed lower right quadrant Note: Ms. Woo has had exhibitions at several museums including the Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China SIZE: 29-1/2″ x 39-1/4″; Overall: 37-1/2″ x 47″ PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Good 47671-30 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 3115

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3116

NANCY CHU WOO (Chinese/American, 1941-) ABSTRACT WITH FIGURE.

Ink on paper Unframed Signed N Chu Woo in script with calligraphy lower right Note: Ms. Woo has had exhibitions at several museums including the Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China SIZE: Image: 46-1/2″ x 33″; Overall: 54″ x 40-1/4″ PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Good 47671-32 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3116

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3117

NANCY CHU WOO (Chinese/American, 1941-) ABSTRACT.

Ink on paper Unframed Signed in script lower right and with calligraphy lower left Note: Ms. Woo has had exhibitions at several museums including the Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China SIZE: 32-14″ x 34″; 38″ x 40″ overall PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Good 47671-39 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3117

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3118

NANCY CHU WOO (Chinese/American, 1941-) ABSTRACT.

Ink & gouache on paper Unframed Signed in script lower right Note: Ms. Woo has had exhibitions at several museums including the Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China SIZE: Image: 46-1/2″ x 33″; Overall: 54″ x 40-1/4″ PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Good 47671-31 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3118

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3119

NANCY CHU WOO (Chinese/American, 1941-) ABSTRACT.

Ink & gouache on paper Unframed Signed mid-upper left in script Note: Ms. Woo has had exhibitions at several museums including the Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China SIZE: Image: 37-1/2″ x 73″; Overall: 44-1/2″ x 80″ PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Good 47671-35 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3119

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3120

NANCY CHU WOO (Chinese/American, 1941-) ABSTRACT.

Ink on paper Unframed Signed in script with calligraphy lower right Note: Ms. Woo has had exhibitions at several museums including the Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China SIZE: Image: 26″ x 36-3/4″; Overall: 35″ x 48-1/2″ PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Good 47671-36 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3120

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3121

HUANG MULANG (Chinese, 20th Century) THEME REINCARNATION.

Oil on canvas Unframed Signed lower left with monogram & dated “Feb. 15, 2004″ NOTE: Huang Mulang’s oil painting works are displayed in the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts and also in the Ellis Island Statue of Liberty National Monument SIZE: 50″ x 39” overall PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Good 47671-141 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 3121

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3122

HUANG MULANG (Chinese, 20th Century) SURREALIST WORK.

Oil on canvas Unframed Signed lower left with monogram, calligraphy & dated “July 3, 2003″ NOTE: Huang Mulang’s oil painting works are displayed in the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts and also in the Ellis Island Statue of Liberty National Monument SIZE: Image: 45-3/4″ x 36”. Overall:49″ x 40″ PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Good 47671-142 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 3122

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3123

SIGNED (20th Century) ABSTRACTION.

Oil on canvas Unframed Indistinctly signed “David…” and dated “94” lower left SIZE: 56″ x 90″ PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Good 47671-120 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 3123

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3124

UNKNOWN (Japan, 2004) DOUBLE-SIDED PORTRAIT DRAWING.

Charcoal on paper Housed between plexiglass Identified in Chinese characters lower right and center left; recto dated “Jan. 3 2005″ SIZE: 23-1/2″ x 18”. Overall 27″ x 20-1/4″ PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Good 47671-138 (500-800) – Lot 3124

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3125

SIGNED (Japan, 20th Century) BUTTERFLY ON SPRING BOUGH.

Oil on canvas Housed in wood stylized bamboo frame Indistinctly signed lower left SIZE: 47″ x 60″. Overall 47-1/4″ x 60-1/4″ PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Good 47671-126 (100-200) – Lot 3125

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3126

UNSIGNED (Chinese, 19th Century) PAIR OF ANCESTRAL PORTRAITS.

Oil on silk Housed in simple black painted wood frames Unsigned SIZE: 67-1/2″ h x 36-1/2″ w. Overall: 71″ x 40″ PROVENANCE: The personal collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Fair with cracking and stain 47671-604 (500-700) – Lot 3126

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3127

ARNAN RATCHAWANG-INN (Thai?, 1973-) “YOUNG GIRL WITH FLOWER”.

Acrylic on canvas Housed in contemporary black and gold frame Signed lower right, inscribed on canvas on verso and identified on Schoeni Gallery Hong Kong, label on verso, numbered “35” on verso SIZE: 40″ x 20″. Overall 45″ x 25-1/2″ PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Good 47671-43 (500-800) – Lot 3127

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3128

JADE BUDDHIST MONK WITH BEGGING BOWL.

19th-20th century, China. Nephrite: light grayish yellow-green (celadon). The elongated earlobes, monk’s robe, shaved head, gentle withdrawn attitude, and alms bowl all identify this image as a Buddhist monk. While the image is presented frontally, the robes flare out to one side, and the bowl, in counterbalance, is held tenderly out to the other side. A pendant-bedecked sash is suspended from the waist. The sparely-detailed large head, with its downcast eyes and tucked-in mouth, sits directly on the shoulders. Sandal-bound feet emerge slightly from the undergarment. The material is well-polished and the undercutting expertly manipulated, providing an impression of depth in the robe. Prototypes for such figures often wear small cloth caps or display slightly more body movement, though most achieve their effect through spatial manipulation of the drapery (SL 6/8/82, #316 and Palmer, Pl. 24; Poor, #78). This is a placid, effective and substantial (15 lb., 7 kg.) presentation of a well-known Buddhist image. Reference: The Yangtze River Collection, Later Chinese Jades published by Helga Wall-Apelt, 1993. SIZE: 12.75″ x 6.5″ x 4.25″. (32.4 x 16.5 x 10.8 cm.) PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Small shell crack on base rim. Otherwise good. 47671-148 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 3128

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3129

BI-COLORED ELEPHANT.

20th century, China. Nephrite: grayish yellow-green (celadon) with rich brown areas and lighter-colored veins. Technically more advanced than other elephant works in this collection in terms of its surface polish, this large (19 lb.) elephant has open-lotus leaf ears, a well-modeled eye area, and a bushy tail which clings in low relief to the hindquarters (found on some Ming examples as well; TCJ, p. 153). Its fully-released trunk curls around with a magic fungus-form termination, and the four short, stubby legs convincingly support the heavy body, whose belly barely clears the ground. Detailing of the skin folds is kept to a minimum. Though competently shaped and finished with a high polish, this elephant lacks the interesting symbolic connotations and to a degree it also lacks sincerity of other elephants in this collection. Reference: The Yangtze River Collection, Later Chinese Jades published by Helga Wall-Apelt, 1993. SIZE: 7.75″ x 8.38″ x 3.38″. (19.7 x 21.3 x 8.6 cm.) PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Very good with fissures and inclusions. 47671-20 (4,500-7,500) – Lot 3129

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3130

RECUMBENT HORSE.

19th-20th century, China. Nephrite: Grayish yellow-green (celadon) with white areas and traces of brown markings. This large (59 lb.) Yangtze River Collection Qing-date horse has well-modeled mane and tail, with added color emphasizing the strands. Both the neck musculature and pose are believable, as is the modeling of the four legs tucked under the body. The marked spinal ridge is off center in the pose assumed by the beast, with the fat belly protruding on the opposite side, and the head turns back over the belly area rather than directly down the middle. The face appears both friendly and alert. The brown irregular streaks of the material cross over the sturdy body in interesting fashion, lending an abstract note to the otherwise physically realistic depiction. Reference: The Yangtze River Collection, Later Chinese Jades published by Helga Wall-Apelt, 1993. SIZE: 11″ x 17-5″ x 5.75″. (27.9 x 44.5 x 14.6 cm.) PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Natural fissures and inclusions throughout. 47671-21 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 3130

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3131

PAIR OF MASSIVE SCREENS WITH LANDSCAPE DESIGN.

20th century, China. Nephrite: uneven medium “spinach” green with distinct streaking and patches. Of compelling size and color, these impressive screens are carved on the front in low to medium relief with landscape scenes of deep mountains into which are set a number of temple buildings sheltered in pine forests. Closely imitating landscape painting, the shallow relief and incised designs on the reverse depict a continuously receding series of enormously high mountain ranges. The oval discs, which have a finished plain border, are supported by a framework of large pine needle buttresses, inserted into modern elaborately carved wood stands (Markbreiter 2, p. 63). Reference: The Yangtze River Collection, Later Chinese Jades published by Helga Wall-Apelt, 1993. SIZE: 34.25″ (87 cm) (including stand). 26.75″ x 22″ (67.9 x 55.9 cm) (visible areas of jade screens). 24.75″ x 21″ (62.9 x 53.3 cm) (jade oval plaque, not including buttress support). PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Polished surfaces. Very good. 47671-61, 9-94976, 9-94977, 9-94978, (20,000-35,000) – Lot 3131

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3132

BUDDHIST SHRINE OF A KANNON.

19th century, Japan. Black lacquered case with engraved copper mounts. Gold lacquered interior with a central image of a standing Kannon. SIZE: 17″ x 6-1/2″. PROVENANCE: The personal collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Loose elements and surface deterioration. 47671-271 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 3132

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3133

JADE CARVING OF A BIXIE/PI HSIEH.

Ming Period (1368-1644) or earlier, China. Pi Hsieh (“warding off evil”) recumbent figure with a single horn. Stone of a grey color with large areas of russet and a shoulder of creamy white. SIZE: 5-1/4″ l x 3-1/2″ h. PROVENANCE: The personal collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Very good with natural fissures. 47671-469 (800-1,200) – Lot 3133

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3134

THREE JADE-HANDLED BRUSHES.

20th century, China. Nephrite: dense forest green. Cap: bright green malachite. Among the most prized possessions of a Chinese scholar are his brushes. Brushes formerly in the possession of famed literati or belonging to one’s esteemed ancestors are particularly cherished by gentlemen. Brushes also were given to a scholar upon a particular auspicious occasion in his life-a sixtieth birthday, perhaps, or a promotion to higher administrative post. Depending on the circumstances of his occupation, a scholar might need a wide repertoire of brush types, with differing hair types and configurations, handle materials, and sizes. These three heavy brushes, with their relatively wide handles and particular types of animal hair assemblage, would have been intended for larger-scale writing or painting, and because of its precious material, was probably made for presentation. The longest one, which is uninscribed, has an incised to low-relief design of a dragon and phoenix flying in clouds above waves with rocks; the brush of middle length has a single incised dragon; while the shortest brush, which has a cupped termination, has no design apart from the double inscription. Auspicious calligraphic inscriptions and symbolic decor are typically paired on later jade brushes. (Foster, p. 66, #136; Ip, pp. 286-87, #267-9;SPBNY 2/28/80, #228). Some brushes have a knob or attached cord at the top from which the brushes can be suspended in a rack, but these examples have identical, bright green malachite caps instead. The hairs of the brushes have been prepared for use (its glue binders dissolved), although it would appear that none has actually not been used. Reference: The Yangtze River Collection, Later Chinese Jades published by Helga Wall-Apelt, 1993. SIZE: Hardstone materials only, not including hairs. Longest brush: 14.75″ (37.5 cm). Middle brush: 13″ (33 cm). Shortest brush with capped holder 12.38″ (31.4 cm). PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Very good. 47671-27, 9-94927, 9-94928, (2,000-4,000) – Lot 3134

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3135

PENTAGONAL PLAIN BRUSH WASHER.

19th-20th century, China. Nephrite: pale greenish-yellow with deep brown patches. Inscription: Apocryphal two-character Qianlong mark in seal script form on reverse. Hefty, simple, with a large opening, undercut lip, and shallow basin, this work is reminiscent, in its straightforward simplicity, of some later Ming jade carvings. Its nearest stylistic link, however, is to Qing agate works, a similarity enhanced by the variegated brown splotches occurring at irregular intervals around the surface. Them carving is unrefined, with a low overall polish. Reference: The Yangtze River Collection, Later Chinese Jades published by Helga Wall-Apelt, 1993. SIZE: 1.25″ x 6″ x 4.25″. (3.2 x 15.2 x 10.8 cm.) PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Variegated stone with fissures, nicely polished. 47671-104 (500-1,000) – Lot 3135

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3136

JADE PLAQUES FOR A BELT.

Ming Period (1368-1644), China. 19 pieces. Carved and pierced with a dragon and firmament design. Stone of a gray celadon color. SIZE: Largest 2-3/4″ l. PROVENANCE: The personal collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Very good with typical age wear. 47671-617 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3136

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3137

JADE MOUNTAIN.

Early 20th century, China. Large jade boulder of celadon green color with an amber skin. Deeply carved with the approaches and interior of a tamale with the main shrine enclosing an image of the Buddha. Finely carved hardwood base decorated with waves and clouds. SIZE: 25″ x 14″. PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Deeply carved. High relief. Very good. Carved base with small losses. 47671-60 (12,500-17,500) – Lot 3137

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3138

CUP-SHAPED BRUSH HOLDER WITH FIGURES IN LANDSCAPE.

Late 18th-19th century, China. Jadeite(?): Opaque bright green to greenish-yellow. Inscription: four-character Qianlong reign mark. Fully carved with one continuous landscape frieze, this brushholder illustrates riders on horseback journeying through a craggy riverine setting, while in the distance, a walled complex with a two-story entrance and two additional figures in a forest pavilion appear as the brushholder is turned. The pine tree trunks are given their texture through a continuous series of punchmark-style roundels. The inscribed base is sunken and the lip is unusually grooved. A raised cloud band encircles the brushholder below the lip, completing the effect of the high mountain setting indicated by the other elements of the landscape. The device of a cloud band encircling the top of a brushholder is well-known from mid-and later Qing jade (and bamboo) brush holders, such as published examples in the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco (Hai, p.l86, #186; Hai 2, p. 75, #73). Reference: The Yangtze River Collection, Later Chinese Jades published by Helga Wall-Apelt, 1993. SIZE: 7.38″ x 7.38″ x 6.63″. (18.7 x 18.7 x 16.8 cm.) PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Stone well polished. Very good. 47671-93 (6,000-9,000) – Lot 3138

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3139

WINE VESSEL WITH DRAGON DECOR.

18th century style, China. Nephrite: uniform medium greenish-yellow. A variation on a Song theme, this heavy “U”-shaped ewer or rhyton has three high relief chilong (immature dragons) climbing up and over the shaped mouth of this elegant shape; one, who has achieved the summit, serves also as handle. The vessel is otherwise undecorated, without any archaic bronze-style bands of design as are found on similar works from the Kangxi and Qianlong eras. (SHK 5/19/87, #337-38; Palm, p. 76, #69; Watt Seattle, p. 124. #107; Hai, p. 160, #160). The distinct small foot rim, drooping lip and softly curving top are typical of mid-Qing versions of this useful and decorative form, as are the soft dragon forms which cling closely to the surface (Hai, p. 157, #157. Asian Art Museum, San Francisco example). The material is slightly mottled and exhibits a high polish. Reference: The Yangtze River Collection, Later Chinese Jades published by Helga Wall-Apelt, 1993. SIZE: 7.13″ x 6.25″ x 4″. (18.1 x 15.9 x 10.2 cm.) PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Stone with small fissures. Very good. 47671-82 (6,000-9,000) – Lot 3139

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3140

GOURD-SHAPED BI-TONED BRUSH WASHER WITH DRAGON AND CLOUD DECOR.

19th century, China. Jadeite: opaque white to pale yellow-gray with areas of dark green. Designed with a magnificently-colored double-gourd form, a well shaped mouth opening in conforming gourd shape with undecorated interior, a large deep-bellied body fully decorated in uniform low relief, and a plain flat base, this brushwasher is an example of the better workshop products of the late Qing period. The dragons, spewing water from their mouths, are almost indistinguishable from the clouds, and the color patches are unrelated to the subject. Reference: The Yangtze River Collection, Later Chinese Jades published by Helga Wall-Apelt, 1993. SIZE: 4.75″ x 9.5″ x 5.75″. (12.1 x 24.1 x 14.6 cm.) PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Fissures visible in interior. Very good. 47671-94 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 3140

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3141

BRONZE NODDING HEAD MONK LAMP.

19th century, Mongolia. Enthroned seated figure of a monk with a nodding head holding a prayer wheel. SIZE: 8-1/2 x 7″. PROVENANCE: The personal collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Heavily rubbed surface and cracks and dents. 47671-583 (300-500) – Lot 3141

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3142

SILVERED COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF KUBERA.

19th/20th century, Tibet. Seated figure in base silver, copper and gilt. SIZE: 7″ h. PROVENANCE: The personal collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Loss to an area of the crown. Otherwise good. 47671-190 (800-1,200) – Lot 3142

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3143

SILVERED COPPER ALLOY SEATED FIGURE OF KUBERA.

17th/18th century, Tibet. Seated figure of a tantric divinity with copper and gilt copper jewelry and crown with cobra around his neck and jewel encrusted eyes, possibly sapphires. SIZE: 7″ h x 5-3/4″ w. PROVENANCE: The personal collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Snake broken, loss to objects in either hand, silver is tarnished. 47671-504 (300-500) – Lot 3143

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3144

FOUR BRONZE PENDANTS.

Age and origin unknown. Triangular shaped with linear engraving. Possibly earrings. SIZE: Each about 1″ x 1-1/4″. PROVENANCE: The personal collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Surfaces patinated. 47671-309 (300-500) – Lot 3144

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3145

PAIR OF HARDWOOD CARVED BASES.

20th century,with cloud pattern, could be base for stone lion. SIZE: 8″ h x 6-1/2″ w x 25″ l. PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Worn and weathered. 47671-10 (500-1,000) – Lot 3145

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3146

CARVED PINE SETTEE.

20th century, China. Rectangular open back with three horizontal slats joined by an arrangement of vertical mortised supports joined to arms centering a panel plank seat raised on square legs with pierced shaped returns. SIZE: 36″ h of back x 73″ l. PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Structurally good. 47671-72 (600-800) – Lot 3146

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3147

HUNG MU COSMETIC CABINET.

19th/20th century, China. Carved and pierced with a dragons and flowers. SIZE: 12-1/2″ x 12-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. PROVENANCE: The personal collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: One door loose and some losses. 47671-256 (500-1,000) – Lot 3147

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3148

WOOD BUDDHISM SHRINE.

18/19th century, China. Excellent craftsmanship, very rare. SIZE: 56-1/2″ h x 33″ d x 45″ l. PROVENANCE: The Personal Collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Some cracks and discoloration due to age. 47671-49 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 3148

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3149

FOUR JADE PENDANTS.

1) Depicting a fish in Neolithic style and probably of the period, China. Carved in the round with birds engraved on the surface. Gray-green stone heavily eroded and weathered. 2) Depicting a crested bird. Han style and possibly of the period, China. Carved with a single hole. Olive green stone with traces of ochre. 3) Oblong pendant. Warring states (4-2nd BC), China. With rounded ends carved as buffalo heads with a central human face. Single piercing through the middle. Brown stone with lighter gray markings. 4) Han style and possibly of the period, China. Bar shaped with a dragon projection and a phoenix finial. Yellow color with calcification. SIZE: 1) 2-1/2″. 2) 3″. 3) 1-7/8″ x 3/4″. 4) 2-3/4″ l. PROVENANCE: The personal collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Very good with typical age wear. 47671-313, 95279, 95292, 95349, (600-900) – Lot 3149

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3150

FIVE JADE PENDANTS OF BIRDS.

1) Yuan Period (1279-1368). Swan depicted with a water plant. White stone with areas of bright red. 2) Probably Han period, China. Bird carved in the round with a hole through its breast for suspension. Extensive inscription on either side. 3) Hand Period (2nd c BC-2nd c AD), China. Figure carved in the round. Gray calcified stone. 4) Warring state period (4th-2nd c BC), China. Carving with relief scrolling. Yellow white jade with brown markings. 5) Hung Shan Style, China. Stone of variegated celadon colors with areas of brown. SIZE: 1) 3″ l. 2) 2-1/4″ x 1-3/4″. 3) 2-1/2″ l. 4) 2-3/4″ x 1-1/2″. 5) 2-1/2″ l. PROVENANCE: The personal collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Very good with typical age wear. 47671-303, 9-95239, 95308, 95337, 95376, (1,000-1,500) – Lot 3150

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3151

FOUR CARVED JADE PENDANTS.

1) Depicts a standing owl. Possibly Shang period, China. Figure highly stylized. Stone of a grey green color. 2) Earring. Han style, China. Cylindrical form with bowstring marks. Chicken bone white stone. 3) Archer’s ring. Possibly Han period, China. Cylindrical with one beveled side and a lateral notch. Surface carved with a tao tieh mask with 2 drilled holes. Yellow brown stone. 4) Silkworm. Probably Han period, China. Pale green jade with areas of calcification. SIZE: 1) 2-1/4″ l. 2) 2″ l. 3) 1-1/2″ x 1-1/8″ d. 4) 2-1/4″ l. PROVENANCE: The personal collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Very good with typical age wear. 47671-299, 95230, 95336, 95338, (500-1,000) – Lot 3151

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3152

THREE JADE SLIDES.

1) Possibly Han period, China. Plain but with a rare, extensive, lengthy inscription on one side. Black and brick red stone. 2) Depicting a ram. Probably 18th century, China. Highly translucent grey stone with a tan marking. 3) Probably 18th Century, China. Slide with markings. SIZE: 1) 3-3/4″. 2) 2″ l. 3) Appr. 3-3/4″ l. PROVENANCE: The personal collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: 1) Considerable erosion. 2) Very good with typical age wear. 3) Good with typical wear & erosion. 47671-379, 95226, 95367, (700-1,000) – Lot 3152

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3153

SEVEN JADE AXE PENDANTS.

1) Probably Han period, China. Axe form with one hole. Surface decorated with tao tieh masks. “Onion skin” colored stone. 2) Han style, China. Top with two chih lung. Body decorated with two tao tieh masks. Gray-green stone with calcification. 3) Han style and possibly of the period, China. Rectangular form with flanges. Tao tieh mask on one side; grain pattern on the reverse. Dark amber colored stone. 4) Neolithic, Liang Chu style and probably of the period, 2nd c BC, China. Heavily calcified green stone. 5) Possibly Han period, China. One side carved with a chih lung, the other carved with comma marks. Stone of yellow-gray color with amber streaks. 6) Possibly Warring states period, China. Finely carved. Burned black color. 7) Probably Warring states (4th-2nd BC), China. Shaped with period body and relief decoration of a tao tieh mask. Finial in the form of a crouching tiger. Amber colored with areas of calcification. SIZE: 1) 3″ x 1-3/4″. 2) 2″ d. 3) 2″ x 1-1/2″. 4) 2-3/4″ x 1-3/4″. 5) 2″ x 1-1/4″. 6) 3-1/2″ x 2-3/4″. 7) 2″ x 2″. PROVENANCE: The personal collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Generally very good with typical age wear. 47671-291, 95256, 95266, 95270, 95289, 95296, 95318, (1,000-1,500) – Lot 3153

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3154

INKSTONE WITH ANIMAL MASK.

19th-early 20th century, China. Jadeite: Mottled light to dark green with micaceous inclusions. Inscription: Apocryphal Qianlong Reign mark, with date to Autumn of the Third Year of the Reign, and “Treasure of the Old Gentleman of Stones”. Like brushes, inkstones were a prized possession of a Chinese scholar, and depending on his heritage, he might have a number of inkstones handed down from previous generations of his family, or, if such a happy circumstance did not prevail, might be able to acquire older inkstones. lnkstones are made in a variety of materials, including ceramic and metal, but most are carved from some type of stone, those fashioned from the famed Tuan stone being particularly revered. Some are inscribed or decorated on front and possibly the reverse; others are left plain. The ancestry of the inkstone, its materials, its shape and designs, and its efficacy in action, as a medium through which ink can be ground and retained for use, are all important qualities to consider in inkstone connoisseurship. This inkstone is a later product of Chinese culture, and because of the richness of its material, was probably intended for presentation upon some appropriate occasion. The design is low-key, two stylized confronting dragons with a pearl between them carved at the top of the stone with a simple incised line running around the frame of the stone. The rectangular hold area itself is undecorated, though the material furnishes not only some patterning but also a nubby texture. The shape is straightforward and practical and the work large enough to serve not only as inkstone, but also palette or paperweight (See also examples in Foster, p. 83, #133; Keverne, p. 180, #131: Palm, p. 121, #125; and Moss, pp. 264-65, #130). Reference: The Yangtze River Collection, Later Chinese Jades published by Helga Wall-Apelt, 1993. SIZE: .75″ x 7.75″ x 5.5″. (1.9 x 19.7 x 14 cm.) PROVENANCE: The personal collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Very good. 47671-556 (300-500) – Lot 3154

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3155

TWO JADES.

19th and 20th century, China. Carved as a pair of ducks and a miniature rhyton with a dragon’s head. SIZE: 3″ l. PROVENANCE: The personal collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Very good with typical age wear. 47671-453 (300-500) – Lot 3155

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3156

JADE CRESCENT.

Demi lune with half circle on straight edge. Azure and cream mottled stone. SIZE: 5″ l. PROVENANCE: The personal collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Very good. 47671-451 (300-500) – Lot 3156

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3157

FOUR JADE PENDANTS.

1) Warring states style and possibly of the period, China. Carved with a tao tieh mask and a pair of chih lung. Tan colored stone that is entirely calcified. 2) Depicts a crested bird of prey. Shang style and possibly of the period, China. With archaic scrolling. Calcified yellow jade. 3) Triangular shape. Han style and possibly of the period, China. Carved with a tiger’s face and scrolling reverse with a bearded dragon. Gray-white stone with red and russet markings. 4) Tao Tieh mask. Han Period (2nd BC-2nd AD), China. Yellow white stone with a banded corner of calcification. SIZE: 1)2-1/2″ x 2″. 2) 2-1/2″ x 2″. 3) 2-3/4″ x 2″. 4) 3-1/4″ x 2″. PROVENANCE: The personal collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Overall very good with typical age wear. 1) Truncated projection at the bottom. 4) Surface considerably worn. 47671-335, 95284, 95285, 95326, (600-900) – Lot 3157

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3158

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″. PROVENANCE: The personal collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Very good with typical age wear. 47671-319, 95271, 95307, 95312, 95321, (1,000-1,500) – Lot 3158

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3159

EIGHT JADE PENDANTS & PLAQUES.

1) Jade plaque of stylized dragon. Probably Han period, China. Body carved with yellow green stone beneath an extremely calcified surface. 2) Archaic jade pendant carved in form of tiger. Han period (2nd BC-2nd AD), China. With Archaic scrolling and crosshatched lines. One side gray-white, the other “chicken bone” white from calcification. 3) Jade pendant of tiger. Probably Han period, China. Carved as an elongated tiger with a scrolled body. Stone of a pale green color with an area of brown. 4) Archaic style jade. Han period (2nd c BC-2nd c AD), China. Hui form. Dragon form. Stone of white with large areas of a calcification. 5) Jade pendant. Warring states style, China. Knot opener in the form of a kuei dragon. Gray colored stone. 6) Jade pendant carved in form of a tiger. Han style and probably of the period, China. Plaque olive green stone with orange-tan. With area of calcification. 7) Jade plaque of dancing human figure. Probably Han period, China. Figure with a feathered cap. Pale green white stone with an eroded calcified surface. 8) Jade pendant with dragon design. Warring State style and possibly of the period, China. Jade of white color. SIZE: 1) 3-3/4″ x 2″. 2) 2-3/4″ l x 1-1/2″. 3) 3-3/4″ l. 4) 4-1/4″ l. 5) 4″. 6) 4-1/4″ x 1-3/4″. 7) 3-1/4″ l. 8) 2-7/8″ x 1-1/4″. PROVENANCE: The personal collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Generally good with appropriate age wear. 47671-293, 9-95245, 9-95250, 9-95253, 9-95264, 9-95297, 9-95329, 9-95334, (1,750-2,750) – Lot 3159

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3160

THREE JADE BANGLES.

1) China. Rope shaped. Stone of an “onion skin” color. 2) Warring states style, China. Surface carved with 2 tao tieh bosses and T and L pierced scrolling. Heavily calcified brown-green stone. 3) 19th century or earlier, China. Pale green jade with the surface carved with a grain pattern. SIZE: 1) Interior: 2-1/2″ dia. 2) 3-1/2″ d. 3) 3″ dia. PROVENANCE: The personal collection of Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt. CONDITION: Very good with typical wear. 3) Small/minor chips along edge. 47671-359, 95344, 95366, (500-800) – Lot 3160

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3161

NANCY CHU WOO (Chinese/American, 1941-) “BY THE BEACH”.

Ink on paper Unframed Signed in script lower left and titled in pencil on verso Note: Ms. Woo has had exhibitions at several museums including the Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China. SIZE: Image: 19-1/4″ x 27″; Overall: 26-1/2″ x 34-1/4″. CONDITION: Very good. 50094-1 (800-1,200) – Lot 3161

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3162

GU GAN (Chinese, 1942-) “A BULL IN THE WOODS” 1999.

Colored ink on rice paper Housed in a modern black frame with double mat behind Plexiglas Signed lower left, also retaining label on verso of Michael Goedhuis, London. SIZE: SIGHT: 39-1/2″ x 39-1/2″. OVERALL: 52-1/2″ x 52″. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 49818-26 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3162

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3163

GUAN-TYPE LONGCHUAN ARROW HEAD VASE.

The compressed globular body rising to a tall cylindrical neck with a pair tube handles around the mouth rim, covered overall with a lustrous gray-green glaze suffused with dense crackles. SIZE: 5″ h. PROVENANCE: From a Northern California Family through descent from Dr. B. Engstrom of Stockholm, Sweden (bears label on bottom). CONDITION: Very good. 49935-15 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3163

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3164

GE WARE FOLIATE BRUSH WASHER.

The flared sides folded into ten floral petals, covered overall with opaque glaze with wide dark crackles and suffused with dense brown crackles. SIZE: 1-1/4″ h x 4-3/4″ w. PROVENANCE: From a Northern California Family through descent from Dr. B. Engstrom of Stockholm, Sweden (bears label on bottom). CONDITION: Very good. 49935-6 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 3164

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3165

RARE DINGYAO PILLOW.

The ruyi shaped headrest carved with dense floral scrolls, supported on a well modeled temple with walled panels and an attendant guarding a partially opened entrance door, old repair to cracks. SIZE: 5″ h x 9-1/4″ l x 7-1/4″ w. PROVENANCE: From a Northern California Family through descent from Dr. B. Engstrom of Stockholm, Sweden (bears label on bottom). CONDITION: Break and repair through body, an additional crack running through the body. 49935-18 (7,000-10,000) – Lot 3165

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3166

LONGCHUAN CELADON VASE/RING HANDLES.

The ovoid body rising to a tall neck with flared mouth, and neck is flanked by a pair of dragon heads suspending fixed ring handles, all under a glaze of soft, pale sea-green color. SIZE: 9-1/4″ h. PROVENANCE: From a Northern California Family through descent from Dr. B. Engstrom of Stockholm, Sweden (bears label on bottom). CONDITION: Very good. 49935-5 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3166

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3167

LONGCHUAN CELADON BOTTLE VASE.

The compressed globular body rising to a tall cylindrical neck, covered overall with satin smooth plum green glaze. SIZE: 8-3/4″ h. PROVENANCE: From a Northern California Family through descent from Dr. B. Engstrom of Stockholm, Sweden (bears label on bottom). CONDITION: Very good. 49935-1 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3167

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3168

LONGQUAN YUHUCHUN VASE.

The pear-shaped body rising to a slender waisted neck and flaring rim, covered overall with lustrous sea-green glaze suffused with wide crackles. SIZE: 9″ h. PROVENANCE: From a Northern California Family through descent from Dr. B. Engstrom of Stockholm, Sweden (bears label on bottom). CONDITION: Very good. 49935-16 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 3168

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3169

GE-TYPE TRI-POD CENSER.

The round body with slightly curved walls, covered overall in thick opaque glaze suffused with network of wide iron colored crackles joined by finer golden hued crackles. SIZE: 3-1/4″ h x 5-1/4″ w. PROVENANCE: From a Northern California Family through descent from Dr. B. Engstrom of Stockholm, Sweden (bears label on bottom). CONDITION: Very good. 49935-3 (5,000-7,000) – Lot 3169

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3170

JIAOTAN GUANYAO CENSER.

Of Jiaotanxia type, the ovoid body tapering to an everted rim mounted with a pair upright loop handles and supported on three cabriole legs, covered overall with grayish-blue glaze suffused with dense brown crackles. SIZE: 3-1/2″ h x 5-1/2″ w. PROVENANCE: From a Northern California Family through descent from Dr. B. Engstrom of Stockholm, Sweden (bears label on bottom). CONDITION: Very good. 49935-4 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 3170

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3171

GUAN-TYPE LONGCHUAN LOBED VASE.

The quatrefoil shaped body flanked by a pair of cylindrical tube handles at the neck, covered overall with a grayish-blue glaze suffused with network of dense golden brown crackles. SIZE: Approximately 6″ h. PROVENANCE: From a Northern California Family through descent from Dr. B. Engstrom of Stockholm, Sweden (bears label on bottom). CONDITION: Chip on the footrim done in the making, otherwise good. 49935-12 (5,000-7,000) – Lot 3171

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3172

DING WARE DEEP BOWL.

The thinly potted sides divided into six ridged petals, molded with a pair fish swimming in center, and encircled by twin fishes among aquatic plants in each petals, covered overall with an even glaze of ivory tone below the unglazed rim. SIZE: 2-3/4″ h x 8″ dia. PROVENANCE: From a Northern California Family through descent from Dr. B. Engstrom of Stockholm, Sweden (bears label on bottom). CONDITION: Very good. 49935-9 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3172

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3173

EGG YOLK YELLOW TRANSLUCENT PEKING GLASS LOW BOWL.

Mid 19th Century. Bowl with wide mouth. Hand carved around entire body with stylized dragons facing a pearl. Having low rim foot on base. SIZE: Approximately 8-1/4″ w x 2-3/4″ h x 4″ open mouth. CONDITION: Very good. 44568-13 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3173

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3174

CARVED YELLOW GLASS FLOWERS VASE.

Late Qing Dynasty. Of globular form with long and straight neck, the bottle vase carved on the exterior with plum flower blossom, made from egg-yolk yellow colored glass. SIZE: 8-1/4″ h x 4-1/4″ d. CONDITION: Good. Base scratched “China”. 50053-27 (600-800) – Lot 3174

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3175

LARGE COBALT BLUE PEKING BOTTLE VASE.

19th century, China. Cobalt blue large Peking glass bottle vase with a flaring top and a splayed “added-on” foot. The indented foot has a four-character reign mark with a square. SIZE: 11″ t. CONDITION: There is an 8″ vertical crack with edge of crack chipping. Being sold as is. 49792-1 (200-250) – Lot 3175

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3176
Revised: 2/5/2016

Please Note: We are not stamp experts and do not guarantee the authenticity of these stamps. The album is being offered without guarantee.

CHINESE ALBUM OF STAMPS.

Album of 15 pages with over 400 Chinese stamps. SIZE: 8-1/2″ h x 7″ w x 3/4″ d. PROVENANCE: Property from the estate of Mrs. Gloria O’Hara, Vancouver, Canada CONDITION: Very good, stamps are loose and set in pages. 49935-20 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 3176

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3178

WELL CARVED HARDWOOD FISHERMAN.

The detailed carving depicts an elderly fisherman putting a fish into the fishing basket, happily smiling at the catch, wearing a typical fisherman’s outfit with sleeves tucked, carrying a straw hat on his back. The carving retains natural wooden grain and color. SIZE: 6-1/4″ h x 4-1/4″ d. CONDITION: Some slight age cracks. 50053-47 (400-600) – Lot 3178

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3179

BURL WOOD BRUSH POT.

China. The undulating surface with numerous and pronounced natural burls. The wood of a dark brown color. SIZE: 6-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Some scattered abrasions to the surface. 49818-41 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 3179

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3180

CARVED BAMBOO BRUSH POT.

China, 20th century. The pot depicting scholars standing in a rocky terrain gazing up at a bird flying above. Marked with two lines of script. SIZE: 5-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Very good. 49835-1 (600-800) – Lot 3180

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3181

NATURAL AKA RED CORAL EARRINGS AND TWO PENDANTS WITH CERTIFICATES.

The set of Aka red color natural coral jewelry includes a pair of earrings and two pendants , with two earrings and two pendant ornaments. Each with certificate by NKCHU YING GEN CONSULTANT CO., LTD. SIZE: Earrings: 11.3 x 6.9 x 3.0 mm. Pendants: 16 x 5.4 x 3.2 mm and 8.9 x 6.8 x 4.9 mm. CONDITION: Very good. 49543-1 (500-700) – Lot 3181

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3182
Revised: 1/29/2016

Great News: We have had the 1st necklace gemologically tested and have learned that these are pink tourmaline beads! A gemological report will be included with this lot affirming this.

TWO CHINESE NECKLACES.

China, early 20th century. The first with carved jade and rose quartz beads. The second made up of graduated beads of carved amber. SIZE: 1) 25″ l. 2) Largest bead 1″. CONDITION: 1) Very good. 2) needs to be re-strung and some chipping and losses to the amber beads. 49950-10 (1,200-1,500) – Lot 3182

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3183

PAIR OF CLOISONNE VASES.

China, 20th century. The pair in kong form with gilt relief panels on each side depicting a single dragon surrounded by clouds and flames. The undersides with an apocryphal four character Qianlong mark. SIZE: 11-3/4″ h. CONDITION: Scattered small losses to the enamels, tarnishing to the metal. 49942-5 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 3183

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3184

CLOISONNE ENAMELED VASE WITH HANDLES.

The bulbous vase with two open roundels on the body, each encircling a character, against cloisonne enameled flowers and tendrils, the neck attached two S-shaped handles, bottom bears apocryphal four character ‘QIANLONG’ mark, on top of an en-suite stand. SIZE: 6″ h x 3-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Good. 50053-78 (800-1,500) – Lot 3184

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3185

PAIR OF CLOISONNE COVERED CENSERS.

China, early 20th century. Each censer with a rounded body standing on three tall tapering legs. Both mounted with a stepped dome cover with openwork. The bodies with archaic style design under a ring of Greek key accenting the rim. With apocryphal four character Qianliong marks. SIZE: 13″ h x 9-1/4″ w. CONDITION: Overall very good condition, some slight tarnishing and wear to the gilt. One finial listing to the side. 49987-2 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 3185

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3186

PAIR OF MONUMENTAL GILT CLOISONNE FOUR PART CENSERS.

20th century, China. Bottom section supported by 4 trunk type feet with gilt mask heads. Graduated 2 part middle with domed cover mounted with reticulated gilt top finial. Each section having reticulated gilt panels with scroll, lotus and dragon motifs. Bottom sections shelf having tray top with colorful lotus pattern. Middle section with Greek key borders. Top section, lid and base with flower border. SIZE: 37″ h x 21″ dia (widest). CONDITION: Very good overall, some minor pitting and gilt loss. 49987-7 (12,000-15,000) – Lot 3186

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3188

PAIR OF CLOISONNE VASES.

China, 19th century. The vases decorated with a colorful display of various blossoms and butterflies on a turquoise enamel ground finished with a diapered pattern executed in gilt wire. The top rims with a ring of ruyi and the undersides having a gilt wash. SIZE: 12″ h. CONDITION: Both vases with minor dents and spots of enamel loss in the body. 49764-1 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 3188

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3189

ROUND CLOISSONE BOX.

19th century, China. Decoration of stylized floral scrolling on a dark turquoise ground. Ju-i borders. SIZE: 4″ dia. CONDITION: Loss to the enamel on the inside lid. 48106-1 (200-300) – Lot 3189

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3190

CLOISONNE ENAMEL FOO LION TABLE SCREEN.

Mid-20th century, China. Central design of three lions playing with a brocade ball, all on a blue sky framed by yellow band of Daoist symbols. Mounted in a wood frame and stand. SIZE: Total: 21-1/2″ h x 25-1/2″. CONDITION: Slight hairlines to the cloisonne panel. 49942-6 (600-800) – Lot 3190

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3191

PAIR OF CLOISONNE VASES.

China, 20th century. The pair made in Cong form, decorated with large reserves on each side surrounded by a turquoise border accented with vines and flowers. Each underside with an apocryphal four character Qianlong mark. SIZE: 7-3/4″ h. CONDITION: General overall wear to the enamel, loss to gilt accents and tarnishing to the metal. 49987-3 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3191

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3192

CLOISONNE ENAMELED EIGHT IMMORTALS BOWL.

The cloisonne enameled bowl depicts the Eight Immortals traveling across ocean amidst clouds, the bottom bears apocryphal four character ‘JINGTAI’ mark. SIZE: 3-1/2″ h x 7-3/8″ d. CONDITION: Minor wear to gilt, pitting to enamel. 50053-79 (800-1,200) – Lot 3192

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3193

PAIR OF CLOISONNE COVERED CENSERS.

China, 20th century. The censers in globular form standing on three tapering feet. Handles applied at the shoulder and apocryphal four character Qianlong marks to the underside. Both come with gilt accented openwork covers with large bud finials. SIZE: 9-3/4″ h. CONDITION: Pitting to the enamel and scattered wear to the gilt. 50020-1 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 3193

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3194

CLOISONNE PLANTER.

China, 20th Century. The body decorated with an intricate design of various blossoming plants and butterflies above a ring of stylized waves and below a band of ruyi. The top fitted with an insert holding numerous gilt accented stems with enameled lotus leaves, blossoms, and pods extending upward. SIZE: 21-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Overall very good, a few lotus leaves detached from stem but present. 49987-1 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3194

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3195

LARGE DING PERSIMMON-GLAZED BOWL.

Finely potted with wide curving sides rising from a small recessed foot, covered all over with a lustrous russet-brown persimmon colored glaze suffused with area of dark brown patches, the mouth rim left unglazed revealing the white body. SIZE: 9″ dia. PROVENANCE: From a Northern California Family through descent from Dr. B. Engstrom of Stockholm, Sweden (bears label on bottom). CONDITION: Very good. 49935-10 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3195

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3196

GE-TYPE PEAR-SHAPED VASE.

The compressed bulbous body molded with raised string bands tapering to a long neck further decorated with raised bands, and open to a gallery mouth, covered overall with rich ivory hued glaze suffused with wide dark crackles, joined by some light brown finer crackles. SIZE: 8″ h. PROVENANCE: From a Northern California Family through descent from Dr. B. Engstrom of Stockholm, Sweden (bears label on bottom). CONDITION: Very good. 49935-7 (5,000-7,000) – Lot 3196

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3197

RARE GREEN JUNYAO CANTEEN.

The compressed water bottle with domed top and an upright spout flanked by strap handles below a wide, everted rim. The rounded, conical lower body tapers to a flat, unglazed ring foot. Covered with even grayish-green glaze. SIZE: 2-1/4″ h x 7″ dia. PROVENANCE: From a Northern California Family through descent from Dr. B. Engstrom of Stockholm, Sweden (bears label on bottom). CONDITION: Crazing in the glaze. 49935-17 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 3197

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3198

GUAN QUARTREFOIL PLANTER.

The flared lobed sides rising from a flat base with ruyi legs to a lipped rim, covered overall with a unusual golden amber glaze suffused with “ice flake” crackles, except the foot burnt orange in the firing. SIZE: 2-1/2″ h x 5-1/2″ dia. PROVENANCE: From a Northern California Family through descent from Dr. B. Engstrom of Stockholm, Sweden (bears label on bottom). CONDITION: Repair to bottom of one foot, otherwise good. 49935-8 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 3198

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3199

LONGCHUAN MALLET VASE.

The broad, slightly rounded cylindrical body rises to a canted shoulder below a cylindrical neck. The vase is covered inside and out, and on the base, with an unctuous pale brownish glaze suffused with russet crackles. SIZE: 6-3/4″ h. PROVENANCE: From a Northern California Family through descent from Dr. B. Engstrom of Stockholm, Sweden (bears label on bottom). CONDITION: Very good. 49935-14 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3199

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3200

GE-TYPE BOTTLE VASE.

The compressed globular body rising to a neck molded with two raised bands and flaring mouth rim, applied overall with rich ivory hued glaze suffused with network of iron colored crackles joined by finer golden crackles. SIZE: 4-3/4″ h. PROVENANCE: From a Northern California Family through descent from Dr. B. Engstrom of Stockholm, Sweden (bears label on bottom). CONDITION: Very good. 49935-2 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3200

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3201

LONGCHUAN GUAN-TYPE VASE/TUBE HANDLES.

The compressed globular body tapering to a tall neck flanked by a pair cylindrical tube handles around the rim, covered overall with lustrous sea-green glaze suffused with dark russet crackles. SIZE: 7″ h. PROVENANCE: From a Northern California Family through descent from Dr. B. Engstrom of Stockholm, Sweden (bears label on bottom). CONDITION: Very good. 49935-11 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 3201

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3202

LONGCHUAN “ICE-FLAKE” NARCISSUS BOWL.

Of Guan-type,the compressed globular body with incurved mouth rim, covered inside and out with thick pale bluish-green glaze suffused with network of “ice flake” crackles. SIZE: 3-1/4″ h x 8-3/4″ dia. PROVENANCE: From a Northern California Family through descent from Dr. B. Engstrom of Stockholm, Sweden (bears label on bottom). CONDITION: Very good. 49935-19 (5,000-7,000) – Lot 3202

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3203

RARE GUANYAO TRIPOD CENSER.

Of Jiaotanxia type,the compressed globular body supported on three legs with short neck and everted rim, covered overall with a thick pale-bluish glaze suffused with golden brown crackles. SIZE: 4-3/4″ h. PROVENANCE: From a Northern California Family through descent from Dr. B. Engstrom of Stockholm, Sweden (bears label on bottom). CONDITION: Very good. 49935-13 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 3203

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3204

SIX PIECE LOT OF PORCELAIN.

China, 19th/20th century. Lot consisting of a pair of famille verte covered jars, two footed planters, an octagonal bowl, and a famille rose decorated teapot. SIZE: Jars: 4-3/4″ h. Bowl: 8″ w. Planters: 7-1/2″ l and 6-3/4″l. Teapot: 4-1/2″ h. PROVENANCE: The Estates of Faye G. Montell & Hayden Goldberg of Brooklyn, NY & Gardiner, ME. CONDITION: Overall very good, the bowl and one planter with small flakes to the rims. 49830-36 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 3204

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3205

BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN BOWL.

China, late 19th century. Hand painted in underglaze blue with four figures in a landscape and a single bat on the reverse. Stands on a tall foot with the underside bearing a four character mark. SIZE: 8-1/2″ dia. CONDITION: Very good. 49900-1 (800-1,000) – Lot 3205

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3207

BLUE & WHITE GINGER JAR.

Late 19th/early 20th century. Of globular form, jar depicts children playing in a garden setting on the exterior, with double ring mark on the bottom, and a seated child on the lid. SIZE: 7-1/2″ h x 7″ d. CONDITION: Minor surface wear. 50053-32 (400-600) – Lot 3207

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3208

THIRTEEN PIECE LOT OF PORCELAIN.

China, late 19th century. The lot made up of six footed bowls and seven pedestal dishes of various enamel design. SIZE: Ranging 7-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ dia. CONDITION: Overall very good, one bowl with repaired chip to rim. 49873-3 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 3208

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3209

PORCELAIN DRAGON DISH.

China, late 18th century. The center of the dish decorated with a carved dragon finished in a green glaze surrounded by stylized flames. A double ring in underglaze blue marking the underside. SIZE: 8-1/2″ dia. CONDITION: Very good. 49949-1 (800-1,000) – Lot 3209

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3210

PAIR OF WUCAI PORCELAIN JARS,.

China, early 20th century. The body of each jar displaying mirrored images of figures in a landscape executed in underglaze blue accented with overglazed enamels. The shoulders with a ring of cracked ice design under a band of floral sprays surrounding the neck. SIZE: 12″ h. CONDITION: Very good. 49951-6 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 3210

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3211

FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN PANEL.

Depicting Zhong Qui’s sister being led by a demon to her wedding. Signed “Wang Qi”. SIZE: 15-1/4″ x 9-3/4″. CONDITION: Good. 49835-3 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 3211

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3212

HIGHLY UNUSUAL CARVED PORCELAIN VASE.

China, Republic Period. The vase with a highly detailed and continuous scene carved into the body depicting a bustling city. Scene includes traders and merchants on a bridge and along the waters edge with boats below. The neck and foot accented with various bands of trim and beading all done in grisaille. SIZE: 13-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Good with two small chips on the rim, one spot of rubbing to the glaze on the body and scattered glaze pops. 49835-4 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 3212

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3213

GILT BRONZE STANDING FIGURE OF PADMAPANI.

18th century, Tibet. With large lotus bloom over her left shoulder, standing on a double pedestal with mandorla. SIZE: 4-3/4″ h. CONDITION: Figure in good condition. Gilding on one side, not reverse. Typical wear. 49692-7 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 3213

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3214

BRONZE STANDING FIGURE OF AMITABHA BUDDHA.

19th century or earlier, China. Tang style depiction of the “Buddha of Immeasurable Light” surrounded by a flaming mandorla. The reverse with incised calligraphy. SIZE: 13-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Some oxidation to the bronze, Mandorla with old firing cracks. Figure missing hands. 49818-67 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 3214

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3216

GILT BRONZE TWO-PIECE DRAGON BELT BUCKLE.

17th century, China. Of typical shape, both with central relief movable dragons bordered by scrolling clouds. SIZE: Total: 4-1/2″ l. CONDITION: Minor rubbing, overall very good. 49818-69 (500-700) – Lot 3216

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3217

GILT BRONZE STATUE.

China, Ming Dynasty or earlier. The statue depicting a boddhisattva standing on a pedestal raised on a four legged base. The base inscribed with a string of writing around the outside. SIZE: 3-3/4″ h. CONDITION: Overall very good with wear to the gilt. 49950-3 (3,000-4,000) – Lot 3217

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3218

UNUSUAL LACQUERED SEATED FIGURE OF A LOHAN.

Ming Dynasty, China. Carved from one piece of wood. Seated in lotus position on a high pedestal, the figure with hands in gesture of meditation and wearing long flowing robes decorated with relief carved floral brocades. Face with shaved head and serene expression. Reverse of base with remnants of script. The carving was examined by three (3) x-rays and one (1) CT scan to determine whether or not there may be an offering or some other objects concealed within. These x-rays were done at the Winchester Testing Lab in Boston, Massachusetts, at Clear Choice Acute Medical Care Facility and the dental office of Richard Y. Liu DMD Pa in Portsmouth NH with the following findings: “In quadrant C at the top right, there is a dark outline in the shape of a parasol/toadstool showing about 3/4 of the curved dome-shaped “lid” and most of the central “vessel” support” and “in quadrant C top right with the horizontal bisecting red line going through the “lid”. Again, the object is defined by dark outline.” The CT scan, performed by Portsmouth Regional Hospital, reveals tunnel passageways and evidence of several foreign objects. The scan highlights a hidden opening from the right hand to mid pedestal, diagonally through the body. There appears to be an object in the tunnel and bright illuminations nearby which possibly indicate other foreign objects. All x-rays and the CD of the CT Scan are included in the offering. These are the findings of the four facilities where the x-rays and CT scan originated, we neither qualify or disclaim these findings but wish to point out the possibility of the presence of objects. SIZE: 23″ h. CONDITION: Some losses to lacquer. Worm hole damage throughout the base. Some losses to the robes in the leg area. Larger losses to the base. 49890-4 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 3218

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3219

AMBER PENDANT.

China, 19th century. The pendant of a light butterscotch color in the form of a double gourd encompassed by meandering vines and a squirrel. SIZE: 3″ l. CONDITION: Scattered small losses 49950-4 (800-1,200) – Lot 3219

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3220

THREE AMBER CARVINGS.

China, Qing Dynasty. The first of a reddish color depicting two foo lions climbing on a ball with branches in their mouths. The second a pendant of yellow color depicting a group of fruit still attached to a branch. The third a raw piece of amber with yellowish color. SIZE: 1) 2-1/4″ l. 2) 1-3/4″ l. 3) 1-1/2″ l. CONDITION: A couple of rough spots to the edges, otherwise very good. 49833-3 (4,000-5,000) – Lot 3220

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3221

SHIN SANG-HO (Korean, 1947- ) FIGURE OF A BIRD.

Korea, 20th century. The pottery sculpture depicting a bird with head raised finished in a grey and white glaze. Signed “Sang-ho” just above the foot and dated “92”. SIZE: 13″ h. CONDITION: Small glaze flake to beak. 49818-60 (300-400) – Lot 3221

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3222

LOT OF JAPANESE BRONZE.

Japan, early 20th century. The lot consisting of a large planter with relief design of birds and flowers along with a vase and usubata top in basket weave pattern. SIZE: Planter: 11″ h x 15″ dia. Vase: 8-1/4″ h. Top: 11-3/4″ dia. CONDITION: Wear and tarnish to the surfaces, slight bend on the usubata top. 49834-11 (400-600) – Lot 3222

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3223

TWO DECORATIVE BRONZE VASES.

Taisho Period, Japan. Circa 1910. The larger with songbirds and plum flowers on the body, the neck flanked by shishi handles, all raised on a low base. The second, a censer with cast relief three-clawed dragon along the waist, and multiple bands containing mythical sea creatures and lion dogs. The top pagoda form with koi ornaments. SIZE: Tallest26-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Bronze has been repolished. The smaller mounted as a lamp with missing bells. 50003-3 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3223

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3224

LOT OF JAPANESE ARTICLES.

Japan, Meiji Period. The first an arita porcelain tray depicting a map done in relief. The second a large bronze statue of a tiger. The third a finely molded porcelain cat depicted with eyes shut and accented with polychrome and gilt highlights. SIZE: 1) 12-1/2″ l x 11-1/2″ w. 2) 21″ l. 3) 8-1/2″ h. CONDITION: The tray with one small nick to the rim. The tiger with detatched leg. The cat with one firing flaw to the body, otherwise good. 49905-26 (800-1,200) – Lot 3224

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3225

SIX PIECE SILVER MOUNTED SAKE SET.

Circa 1920, Japan. Each decorated in the Chinese fahua style with spurious Yongle mark to base. Original wood case. SIZE: Tallest: 5″ h. CONDITION: Good. 49905-25 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3225

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3226

THREE JAPANESE ARTICLES.

Japan, Meiji Period. 1) A cloisonne tripod covered koro decorated with flowers and birds on a navy blue ground. 2) A fine quality lacquer covered box inlaid with mixed metal. 3) A cloisonne bowl with scalloped rim and signed on the bottom with an ando mark. SIZE: 1) 5-3/4″ h. 2) 2-1/4″ h x 5-1/2″ l x 4″. 3) 4-1/2″ h. CONDITION: 1) Restoration to handles and blemish to the tip of finial. 2) With chip to inside rim of lower section. 3) With pitting to the enamel and tarnishing to metal rim. 49905-9 (600-800) – Lot 3226

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3227

JAPANESE PORCELAIN CHARGER IN ORMOLU MOUNT.

Japan, Meiji Period. The charger hand painted with a single central reserve of a falcon peering over a rocky ledge. Set in a gilt accented metal mount, standing on four curved legs, draped with vines of leaves and grapes. SIZE: 9″ h x 20″ w. CONDITION: Restoration to center of dish. 50068-29 (600-800) – Lot 3227

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3228

JAPANESE BRONZE LAMP.

Japan, Meiji Period. The body with three swimming fish done in relief. Signed just above the foot. SIZE: Bronze: 13″ h. CONDITION: Very good, break to wood stand. 49858-1 (800-1,200) – Lot 3228

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3229

BRONZE SCULPTURE OF PERCHED PHEASANTS.

Japan, 19th/20th century. The large sculpture depicting a pair of pheasants perched upon a stump and tangled in vines accented with colored enamels. Signed on reverse. SIZE: 24″ h. CONDITION: Scattered ares of restoration. 50068-20 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 3229

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3230

THANGKA OF DAKINI.

18th century, Tibet. Tempera on cloth. The wrathful female deity wearing an elephant skin in typical one-legged pose. SIZE: 15-1/2″ x 11-1/2″. CONDITION: Some staining to image, minor creases. 49856-1 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 3230

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3231

MANDALA OF THE PARADISE OF GURU RIMPOSHE.

Early 19th century, Tibet. Tempera on linen. The 8th century Buddhist master also known as Padmasambhava below a large roundel containing tantric deities and a heavenly scene with historical Buddhas and Gurus. SIZE: 47″ x 31″. CONDITION: Creases throughout. With pinholes and wear throughout. 49856-6 (7,000-9,000) – Lot 3231

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3232

THANGKA OF PANCHAPARIMIRTA.

18th century, Tibet. Tempera on cloth. SIZE: 24-1/2″ x 17″. CONDITION: Minor creases with areas of overpainting throughout. Some darkening of pigments. 49692-17 (5,000-7,000) – Lot 3232

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3233

THANGKA OF HEVAJRA.

18th/19th century, Tibet. Tempera on cloth. The winged six-armed guardian in tantric pose. Framed. SIZE: Sight: 17″ x 12″. CONDITION: Unexamined out of frame. Creases and losses to pigment. 49692-4 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3233

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3234

MANDALA OF TANTRIC BUDDHAS AND WRATHFUL DEITIES.

19th century, Tibet. Tempera on cloth. Central tantric scene of a multi-armed Buddha, all under a heavenly group of historical Buddhas and gurus. SIZE: 36″ x 29″. CONDITION: Overall creases and wear. Some areas of overpainting and minor tears. 49856-5 (7,000-9,000) – Lot 3234

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3235

THANGKA OF SIX-ARMED MAHAKALA.

18th century, Tibet. Tempera on linen. The wrathful guardian standing on a Ganesha. SIZE: 14-1/2″ x 11″. CONDITION: Creases and some losses of pigment. 49856-3 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3235

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3236

FIVE MANDALA OF YAMA DHARMARAJA.

18th century, Tibet. Tempera on linen. The guardian of hell flanked by Buddhist masters, Bodhisattvas, all beneath a figure of historical Buddha and Avalokiteshvara. SIZE: 45″ x 32″. CONDITION: Creases overall. Images still clear. 49856-4 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 3236

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3237

THANGKA WITH BUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI.

18th century, Tibet. Tempera on cloth. The historical Buddha surrounded by 16 Arhats. With silver rollers. SIZE: 24″ x 15″. CONDITION: Some creases. Minor losses to colors. Some possible areas of overpainting. 49692-11 (4,000-5,000) – Lot 3237

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3237A

TIBETAN THANGKA.

The Thangka depicts a Deity seated in dhyanasana in the center, in front of a palace, surrounded by smaller deities. SIZE: 49″ h x 37″ l. CONDITION: Very light creasing, good colors. Slight dirtying to image. 50053-100 (800-1,000) – Lot 3237A

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3238

TWO PORCELAIN LAMPS.

China, Late Qing dynasty. The first in rouleau form hand painted in under glaze blue with a network of vines and flowers. The second in bottle form finished with a rich Lang Yao glaze. SIZE: 1) Porcelain: 17-1/2″h. 2) Porcelain: 15-1/4″ h. CONDITION: Very good, not removed from lamp mounts. 49905-10 (800-1,200) – Lot 3238

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3238A

THREE ROSEWOOD SIDE TABLES.

Mid 20th century, China. Two with inset marble tops, the third with all over floral design. SIZE: Tallest: 31″ h. CONDITION: Larger two with typical wear. The smaller with cracked surface. 49991-8 (600-900) – Lot 3238A

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3239

PAIR OF PORCELAIN LAMPS IN HU FORM.

China,early 20th century. The pair in four sided Hu form with raised peaches on each side under a vibrant flambe glaze. SIZE: 12″ h. CONDITION: Very good. 49905-30 (300-500) – Lot 3239

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3240

LOT OF FOUR CHINESE PORCELAIN LAMPS.

China, 19th/20th century. The lot consisting of four lamps made out of Chinese porcelain vases and jars. Includes a famille verte example depicting figures on horseback, an iron red painted jar, a blue and white covered jar with prunis, and a small vase with thickly applied enamels. SIZE: Heights of porcelain between 8-3/4″ and 12-3/4″. CONDITION: All drilled for mounts, the famille verte example with large crack extending from neck. 49739-3 (400-500) – Lot 3240

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3241

PORCELAIN PLANTER.

China, 20th century. The round body painted with a single scene of three scholars in a landscape with tree branches hanging over head. A large group of writing to the reverse and an iron red mark on the underside. SIZE: 6-1/2″ h x 8-1/4″ dia. CONDITION: Very good. 49750-6 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 3241

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3242

PORCELAIN PLANTER WITH HORSES.

China, 20th century. The planter in a tall cylindrical form with flaring top rim. The body painted with a scene of horses grazing in a grassy landscape with trees hanging overhead and blossoming plants in the background. A large group of writing on the reverse. SIZE: 12-3/4″ h x 14-1/2″ dia. CONDITION: Small chip and glaze pitting around the rim. 49818-10 (800-1,200) – Lot 3242

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3243

PORCELAIN PLANTER WITH DRAGONS.

China, Qing Dynasty. The rounded planter decorated with numerous dragons in flight, executed in underglaze blue, highlighted with underglaze red. The scene framed by bands of stylized waves along with a small band of scrolling just below the rim. SIZE: 16″ h x 18″ dia. CONDITION: The body broken and professionally restored. 49818-56 (500-700) – Lot 3243

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3244

SIX PORCELAIN STATUES.

China, 19th/20th century. The lot comprising of six statues depicting standing figures including two finished in a turquoise and aubergine glaze. Three depicting immortals standing on pedestal bases and one colorfully enameled on a base of stylized waves. SIZE: Ranging 7-1/2″ h to 9-1/2″ h. CONDITION: One turquoise figure with break and repair through body, one chip to the edge of stylized waves. 49905-6 (200-300) – Lot 3244

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3245

BLUE AND WHITE MOON FLASK.

China, 20th century. The body decorated with a scene of dragon and phoenix in flight flanked by a trim of vines and flowers under a band of ruyi. Stands on a splayed foot accented with stylized waves and having elephant form handles applied to the neck. An apocryphal Qianlong seal on the underside. SIZE: 19-1/4″ h. CONDITION: Very good. 49750-3 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 3245

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3246

BLUE AND WHITE HU VASE.

China, 20th century. The large vase decorated with numerous dragons in flight on a network of vines and lotus blossom. Applied handles at the shoulder and stands on a cylindrical foot accented with a single vine. SIZE: 18-1/4″ h. CONDITION: Firing gap at base of handle done in the making, otherwise very good. 49750-4 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3246

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3247

BLUE AND WHITE HU VASE.

China, 20th century. The large vase of bulbous form decorated with a continuous network of leafy vines and various blossoms. Applied handles to the shoulder and an apocryphal Qianlong mark to the underside. SIZE: 17-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Very good. 49750-10 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3247

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3248

SPECIAL ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL LOT.

This lot consists of twelve past Julia auction catalogs, together with their prices realized list. These catalogs serve as a valuable reference source. We regularly sell our past auction catalogs to collectors and dealers alike for that purpose. Please also note: The entire proceeds of this lot (to include the buyer’s premium), shall be donated to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital. St. Jude’s is one of the finest hospitals in North America today for the research and care of children afflicted with cancer. We hope that you will consider competing on this lot, we consider it to be an extremely worthwhile cause and we have dedicated ourselves to include similar lots in every single one of our auctions, the proceeds of which will be donated to St. Jude’s. Thank you for your participation. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 45568-3 (300-500) – Lot 3248

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3249

JADE CARVING OF GUANYIN.

China, early 20th century. Carved from a celadon colored stone, depicts a Guanyin in a seated position holding a bottle in front of her chest. Comes with fitted wood stand. SIZE: Jade: 4-3/4″ h. CONDITION: Very good. 49845-1 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 3249

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3250

SECTIONAL JADE DISK.

19th century, China. Nine pieces carved with chih lung in relief. Stone of a gray celadon color. SIZE: 3-1/2″ l. CONDITION: Very good with typical age wear. 49997-2 (300-500) – Lot 3250

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3251

JADE COVERED CENSER.

China, 20th century. The round censer standing on four bracketed feet with bat form handles at the shoulders holding freely hanging rings. The original dome cover carved with shallow relief scrolling. Comes with fitted stand. SIZE: 4″ h x 6-3/4″ w. CONDITION: Very good. 49834-12 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 3251

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3253

LARGE STONE BI DISK.

China. The archaic style disk carved from a multicolored stone and scattered dirt encrustation present throughout. SIZE: 6-3/4″ h. CONDITION: Minor chipping to the outside edge. 49818-72 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 3253

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3254

THREE SOAPSTONE SEALS.

China. Two carved with scholars in a boat, the third surmounted by two bixi. All inscribed. SIZE: Tallest: 3-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Minor wear along edges. 49834-10 (400-600) – Lot 3254

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3255

HUALI PORTABLE JEWELRY BOX.

Republican Period, China. The sliding panel reveals seven drawers. SIZE: 8-1/2″ x 8-1/4″ x 7-1/2″. CONDITION: Shrinkage to some panels and minor losses to edges. Overall good. 49818-81 (300-400) – Lot 3255

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3256

GILT WOOD “STAR GODS” WALL PANEL.

19th century, China. Depicting “Fu Lu Shou” with two young acolytes under ruyi carved clouds. Together with an early 20th century gilt lacquer figural architectural fragment. SIZE: Larger: 14″ x 20-1/2″. CONDITION: Minor wear. 49818-22 (500-700) – Lot 3256

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3257

BURLWOOD CARVED STANDING FIGURE OF LIU HAI.

19th century, China. The Daoist immortal holding a coin in one hand, a double gourd in the other. His three-legged toad resting on his knee. SIZE: 13″ h. CONDITION: Minor age cracks. Overall good. 49818-42 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3257

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3258

POLYCHROMED ROSEWOOD FIGURE OF AN AESTHETIC.

Late Qing Dynasty. Probably the monk Bodhidharma hunched over with his head resting on his knee, all on a high pedestal. SIZE: 14-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Losses to pigments. Some worm damage and age cracks, typical of age. 49818-52 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 3258

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3259

POLYCHROME AND GILT LACQUERED TABLE SCREEN.

19th century, China. Depicting the star god “Lu” with an attendant, all flanked by fierce dragons. SIZE: With stand” 23-1/2″ x 16-1/2″. CONDITION: Good with minor losses. 49818-57 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3259

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3260

BUDDHIST BRONZE.

20th century. Parcel gilt image of the “eleven headed thousand armed” Avalokiteshvara. Faces with cold gold paste and pigment with turquoise inlays. SIZE: 12″ h. CONDITION: Vibrant color, minor paint loss and one wing loose. 49997-11 (300-500) – Lot 3260

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3261

MINIATURE GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF A BODHISATTVA.

Tang Dynasty, China. Dated 711. The figure with long flowing robes standing in front of a mandorla all on a small turtle. Reverse dated to the second year of the Jing Hu reign. SIZE: 3-1/4″ h. CONDITION: Some wear to gilding. 49818-96 (800-1,200) – Lot 3261

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3262

GILT COPPER REPOUSSE PANEL OF MAHAKALA.

17th/18th century, Tibet. The guardian wearing animal skin tunic and holding a club with skull terminal. Together with an Indopersian repousse brass pot with multiple armed deities amidst scrolling vine and doves. SIZE: Panel: 8-3/4″ x 10″. Planter: 9-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Panel: some warping to metal and one area where metal is splitting. Pot with minor wear. 49818-12 (200-300) – Lot 3262

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3263

GILT LACQUER FIGURE OF A SEATED DAOIST JUDGE.

Ming Dynasty, China. Dressed in long official robes, his face lacquered gold with a third eye on his forehead. Later wood base. SIZE: 18-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Cracking and losses to lacquer. Some age cracks and minor losses to wood. 49818-13 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 3263

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3264

GRAY SCHIST FIGURE OF A STANDING BUDDHA, ANCIENT REGION OF GANDHARA.

2nd-3rd century A.D. Face with Hellenistic features and wearing long flowing robes while standing on a double lotus pedestal. Accompanied by base. SIZE: 23″ h. CONDITION: Probably mounted to a wall. Typical wear and traces of later polychrome. 49818-8 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 3264

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3265

LACQUERED BRONZE STANDING FIGURE OF A MONKEY.

Ming Dynasty, China. possibly a Hell guardian wearing long flowing robes and with a foo lion on his back, Possibly to hold a stick of incense. Mounted on base. SIZE: With base: 8″ h. CONDITION: Minor wear to lacquer. 49818-59 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 3265

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3266

CAST IRON FIGURE OF A GENERAL.

Ming Dynasty, China. With long beard and fierce expression, the warrior seated in full armor. SIZE: 29″ h. CONDITION: One loss to leg of throne. Small losses to hat. Overall wear. 49818-50 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 3266

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3267

LARGE SANCAI GLAZED ROOF TILE.

Ming Dynasty, China. Heavily potted with a guardian riding a mythical dragon on a sea of ocean waves. SIZE: 31″ across. CONDITION: Minor wear throughout. 49818-1 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 3267

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3268

FINELY CARVED LARGE RHINOCEROS HORN “SCHOLAR LANDSCAPE” CUP.

17th century, China. Depicting multiple scholars practicing literati exchanges including painting, drinking tea and poetry, all underneath a canopy of pine amidst a mountainous backdrop. The patina a deep honey brown color. Accompanied by stand. Weight: 474 grams. NOTE: Rhino horn is ESA Certifiable antique. Accompanied by a certification report to that effect. SIZE: 5-1/2″ h x 7-1/8″ w. PROVENANCE: By descent within a Prominent Portsmouth and Newport, Rhode Island family. CONDITION: Base plug missing. Large chip to foot rim. Interior pine tree branch with losses and small chips along the edge. Body with minor age cracks. Small losses to branches. Drilled for mounting. With overall wear, but good condition. 49872-6 (25,000-35,000) – Lot 3268

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3269

EIGHT JADE CARVINGS OF ANIMALS.

China, 20th century. The lot comprising of eight carvings depicting various animals and mythical creatures, includes two recumbent foo lions, an elephant, frog, rabbit, two cats, and a horse with a monkey on its back. SIZE: Ranging from 2″ l to 3″ l. CONDITION: Very good. 49996-5 (600-800) – Lot 3269

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3270

LOT OF EIGHT JADE PENDANTS.

China, 20th century. The lot comprising of eight carved pendants of various design all done with openwork. Six carved from a light celadon colored stone with two displaying more of a greyish hue. SIZE: Ranging 2″ l to 2-3/4″ l. CONDITION: One pendant with some loss to the openwork at base, otherwise good. 49996-1 (600-800) – Lot 3270

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3271

LOT OF TEN JADE CARVINGS.

China, 20th century. The carvings of various forms with nine depicting various animals including monkey, ducks, a cat, and a ram. Along with a large carving of a dragon climbing out of the waves with a tortoise and a snake by his side. SIZE: Ranging from 1-3/4″ l to 3-1/2″ l. CONDITION: Very good. 49996-7 (600-800) – Lot 3271

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3272

LOT OF EIGHT JADE CARVINGS.

China, 20th century. The lot comprising of eight jade carvings including three fish form pendants, two openwork pendants with birds, a lock amulet, and a carved pendant in the form of a fu character. SIZE: Ranging from 1-1/2″ l to 2-1/4″ l. CONDITION: Very good. 49996-2 (600-800) – Lot 3272

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3273

LOT OF EIGHT JADE CARVINGS.

China, 20th century. The lot comprising of four pendants all of a grey celadon color in various design depicting dragons, lotus, and fish. Also included are two carvings of figures along with an amulet in the form of a bat and a small round plaque depicting a bird with openwork. SIZE: Ranging from 1-1/2″ l to 3″ l. CONDITION: Good, the round plaque with small chips at the edges. 49996-6 (600-800) – Lot 3273

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3274

LOT OF TEN SMALL JADE CARVINGS.

China. Eight of the carvings depicting various animals including ducks, rabbit, an elephant, a pig, foo lions, a deer, and a three legged toad. Also included in the lot are two small carvings of figures. Most of the lot in the form of beads with holes for stringing. SIZE: Ranging from 1-1/4″ l to 2″ l. CONDITION: Very good. 49996-8 (600-800) – Lot 3274

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3276

CARVED JADE INCENSE BURNER.

China, 19th/20th century. Carved from a light celadon colored stone, the burner in tall slender form depicting a continuous landscape including figures in a boat surrounded by a rocky terrain. Comes with spinach green carved base and cover with dragon form finial. SIZE: 7-1/4″ h. CONDITION: Very good. Some natural imperfections in the stone. 49948-1 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 3276

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3277

LARGE WHITE HE TIAN JADE PENDANT (CHANG YI ZI SUN PEI).

Mid to Late-Qing Dynasty, China. Brilliantly carved. The traditionally shaped pendant containing archaistic phoenixes, script and four characters translate “Longevity to the Descendants.” All surmounted by a group of mythical dragons and a ruyi terminal. Stone of an even white tone. SIZE: 5-1/4″ h. CONDITION: Very good. 49826-3 (25,000-35,000) – Lot 3277

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3278

JADE COVERED VASE.

China, early 20th century. The vase in four sided form with stylized dragon handles and dome cover with finial. A network of vines and flowers done in shallow relief covering the body. SIZE: 8-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Very good with the exception of a fissure running through one side of the body. 49835-6 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 3278

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3279

SPINACH GREEN JADE BRUSH POT.

China, 19th/20th century. The brush pot deeply carved with a continuous landscape depicting figures and horses walking along a path with trees hanging overhead and water below. It stands on three narrow feet and has a squared off top rim. SIZE: 6″ h x 4″ dia. CONDITION: Overall very good, a few small nicks around the edges. 49835-2 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 3279

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3280

TWO PORCELAIN JARS.

China, early 20th century. The first, of globular form, finished with a reflective apple green glaze, and a brown dressing applied to the squared off top rim. The second, of a round form, with shallow relief design of cranes within a landscape, all finished under a light crackled oatmeal colored glaze. SIZE: 1) 8-1/4″ h. 2) 9″ h. CONDITION: Very good. 50068-28 (600-800) – Lot 3280

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3281

FLAMBE GLAZED PORCELAIN VASE.

China, 19th/20th century. The vase molded in a four sided bottle form, standing on a splayed foot with inverted neck. A rich flambe glaze applied to the body, fading to clear at the raised corners. SIZE: 16″ h. CONDITION: Good with chipping to the foot. 50068-32 (800-1,200) – Lot 3281

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3282

BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN DISH.

China, Kangxi Period. The large dish finely painted with a single vine around the rim, holding leaves and blossoms, encircling a central reserve. The underside marked with an artemisia leaf. SIZE: 10-3/4″ dia. CONDITION: Two hairlines at the rim, small chip on underside of rim, scattered glaze loss around outside edge. 50068-33 (600-800) – Lot 3282

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3283

BLUE & WHITE PORCELAIN DISH.

China, 18th century. The dish with unusual ruffled and scalloped rim, accented with floral sprays, surrounding a central reserve of a blossoming plant with gilt border. SIZE: 9-3/4″ dia. CONDITION: Good with small firing line at rim. 50068-31 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3283

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3284

LARGE BLANC DE CHINE STATUE OF KWANYIN.

China, Qing Dynasty. The goddess depicted standing on a lotus leaf atop a base molded in stylized waves. She is shown wearing a flowing robe, with hanging beads and holding a lotus stem in her right hand. Two impressed marks on reverse. SIZE: 22-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Small area of restoration at center of back, restoration to lotus leaf, restoration at tip of lotus stem, restoration to hanging robe tie. 50068-30 (5,000-7,000) – Lot 3284

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3285

EIGHT ASSORTED FIGURES.

19th/20th century, China. Including a bronze longevity god, two soapstone sages, three hardstone Buddhas, two biscuit glazed immortals, together with soapstone vase and mountain, two snuff bottles and a Japanese Bronze Buddha. SIZE: Tallest: 7-3/4″ h. CONDITION: Light wear. Bronze sage with fine crack on neck. 50080-15 (400-600) – Lot 3285

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3286

POLYCHROMED MARBLE INLAY TABLE SCREEN.

19th century, China. Depicting celestial deities in a heavenly palace. The reverse with script. Mounted in a wood stand. SIZE: Total: 17-3/4″ h. PROVENANCE: According to family tradition this item was brought back from China by Capt. Richard Alsager (1781-1841), Captain in the East India Company and later MP (1835-41) for Eastern Surrey in England. His last trip to China was in the mid-1820’s. CONDITION: Panel restored. 50080-7 (400-600) – Lot 3286

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3287

FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN PANEL INLAY TABLE SCREEN.

Early-19th century, China. Interior setting of a noble with two beauties. Mounted in a wood stand. SIZE: Total: 15″. PROVENANCE: According to family tradition this item was brought back from China by Capt. Richard Alsager (1781-1841), Captain in the East India Company and later MP (1835-41) for Eastern Surrey in England. His last trip to China was in the mid-1820’s. CONDITION: Good. 50080-8 (600-800) – Lot 3287

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3288

BLANC DE CHINE SEATED FIGURE OF GUANYIN.

18th/19th century, China. Seated in royal ease. Her left hand resting on a table. SIZE: 8-1/2″ h. PROVENANCE: According to family tradition this item was brought back from China by Capt. Richard Alsager (1781-1841), Captain in the East India Company and later MP (1835-41) for Eastern Surrey in England. His last trip to China was in the mid-1820’s. CONDITION: Good. Firing crack to interior back. 50080-1 (800-1,200) – Lot 3288

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3289

TWO BLANC DE CHINE FIGURES OF GUANYIN.

19th century, China. Both with long flowing robes standing on a lotus base. SIZE: 14-1/4″ h. CONDITION: One with chips to robe. Both with arms glued into body and minor losses to fingers. 50080-3 (500-700) – Lot 3289

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3290

GROUP OF FOUR BLANC DE CHINE GUANYINS.

19th century, China. The largest holding onto a pearl. Three smaller seated on lotus pedestals. SIZE: Tallest: 8-1/4″ h. CONDITION: Overall wear. One missing hand. Loose hands glued into body. 50080-2 (600-800) – Lot 3290

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3291

LARGE BLANC DE CHINE STANDING FIGURE OF GUANYIN.

Late Qing Dynasty, China. With hands in prayer and wearing long flowing robes while standing on a lotus leaf pedestal. Left hand holding a vase. SIZE: 20″ h. CONDITION: Good. 50080-5 (800-1,200) – Lot 3291

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3292

SMALL BLANC DE CHINE GU VASE.

18th/19th century, China. Of typical form with thick beaded waist. SIZE: 5-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Good. 50080-6 (300-500) – Lot 3292

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3293

EXPORT FAMILLE ROSE FIGURE OF GUANYIN ALONG WITH ANOTHER FIGURE.

19th century, China. Wearing green robes and holding onto a coral sprig. Together with a 19th century lacquered wood ancestor figure. SIZE: Tallest: 13″ h. PROVENANCE: Guyanyin: According to family tradition this item was brought back from China by Capt. Richard Alsager (1781-1841), Captain in the East India Company and later MP (1835-41) for Eastern Surrey in England. His last trip to China was in the mid-1820’s. CONDITION: Guanyin missing fingers. Ancestor figure worn and missing hands. 50080-16 (300-500) – Lot 3293

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3294

TWO EXPORT BLUE AND WHITE SOUP TUREENS ALONG WITH THREE BLUE AND WHITE PLATTERS.

18th century, China. Hexagonal form with rabbit handles and pomegranate final. Together with three blue and white landscape platters. SIZE: Longest: 14″ w. CONDITION: Larger tureen and smallest platter in good condition. The rest with losses and restorations. 50080-17 (600-800) – Lot 3294

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3295

SEVEN FAMILLE ROSE TEA BOWLS AND COVERS.

19th century, China. Pair depicting landscape, Jiaqing mark, and period. Pair with figures, Daoguang mark, and period. And three including matching dishes (one with dragons, one with lions and one with figures). SIZE: Largest: 6-1/2″ dia. CONDITION: Some with hairlines and minor chips. One cover restored. 50080-19 (600-800) – Lot 3295

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3296

MINIATURE BLUE, WHITE AND FAMILLE ROSE BOOK AND BRUSH STAND.

Mid-19th century, China. Each decorated with small figures on a scrolling lotus and cloud ground. SIZE: Longest: 3-1/4″ l. CONDITION: Two minute chips to corner of book. Stand good. 50080-10 (300-500) – Lot 3296

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3297

NINE EXPORT BLUE AND WHITE HEXAGONAL DISHES.

17th/18th century, China. Includes seven landscape scenes, one with lady in a garden and the last with peonies and rockery. SIZE: 9″ dia. CONDITION: Most with small chips and minor wear along the edges. Some with hairlines. 50080-28 (400-600) – Lot 3297

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3298

TWELVE BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN VESSELS.

17th-19th century, China. Including five meiping vases, one bottle vase, one double gourd vase, one gu vase, one baluster vase, one tea caddy and two pots. Together with two 18th century wares and another blue vase. SIZE: Tallest: 11″ h. CONDITION: With losses, chips and repairs. 50080-20 (400-600) – Lot 3298

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3299

BLUE AND WHITE DOUBLE PHOENIX DISH.

China. Daoguang mark, and period. Pair of confronting phoenixes on a cloudy sky. SIZE: 6-1/2″ dia. CONDITION: Large restored chip. 50080-4 (400-600) – Lot 3299

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3300

FINELY PAINTED FAMILLE ROSE SEVEN SCHOLARS BOWL ALONG WITH 2 ADDITIONAL FAMILLE ROSE BOWLS.

Jiaqing Period (1796-1820), China. The interior painted with the three abundances. Together with a famille rose butterfly bowl, Jiaqing mark and period, and a famille rose star gods bowl with Daoguang mark and period. SIZE: Largest: 6-1/2″ dia. CONDITION: Largest with small chip. Butterfly bowl with hairline. Smallest good. 50080-14 (400-600) – Lot 3300

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3301

GROUP OF FIVE ASSORTED TEAPOTS ALONG WITH SEVEN PORCELAIN ITEMS.

18th/19th century, China. Together with three cups, two jars, one caddy and a clobbered bottle vase. SIZE: Tallest: 5-1/2″ h. CONDITION: With losses, chips and repairs. 50080-21 (400-600) – Lot 3301

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3302

SEVEN EXPORT FAMILLE ROSE PLATES.

Yongzheng Period (1723-1735), China. Four with large peony blooms and rockery. One depicting precious antiques. And a pair of hexagonal duck and peony plates. SIZE: Largest: 8-3/4″ dia. PROVENANCE: According to family tradition this item was brought back from China by Capt. Richard Alsager (1781-1841), Captain in the East India Company and later MP (1835-41) for Eastern Surrey in England. His last trip to China was in the mid-1820’s. CONDITION: Duck plates with worn edges. Antique plate with restored edge. Peony plates, two with hairlines and associates chips, one in good condition and one with restored edge. 50080-12 (400-600) – Lot 3302

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3303

FOUR EXPORT FAMILLE ROSE PLATES.

Yongzheng Period (1723-1735), China. Central design of peonies and Daoist accessories. SIZE: 9″ dia. CONDITION: Minor rubbing to enamels. One with star fracture. The rest with minor wear. 50080-11 (300-500) – Lot 3303

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3304

THREE LARGE BLUE AND WHITE PLATTERS.

17th/18th century, China. 1) Octagonal with deer in landscape. 2) Floral blooms and scrolling vine. 3) Precious antiques. SIZE: Largest: 15″ l. CONDITION: 1) Good. 2) Edge worn, one with hairline. 3) Restored. 50080-18 (400-600) – Lot 3304

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3305

FOUR FAMILLE ROSE FOOTED BOWLS.

19th century, China. 1) Depicting ladies in a garden. Chenghua mark. 2) With nine dragons. 3) Three abundances, Jianqing mark. 4) Daoist immortals. SIZE: Longest: 11″ l. CONDITION: 1 & 2) Good. 3 & 4) Restored. 50080-9 (400-600) – Lot 3305

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3306

GROUP OF CHINESE PORCELAIN WARES.

19th/20th century, China. Includes three famille rose chargers and one cabbage and butterfly pattern ginger jar. SIZE: Largest: 14″ dia. CONDITION: Ginger jar intact. Smallest dragon plate restored, the other two chargers good. 50080-27 (400-600) – Lot 3306

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3307

GROUP OF THIRTEEN EXPORT BLUE AND WHITE PLATES AND SHALLOW BOWLS.

17th-19th century, China. Includes designs of figures, garden scenes, interiors and florals. SIZE: Largest: 11″ dia. CONDITION: Some restored, others with minor chips and hairlines along the edges. 50080-29 (400-600) – Lot 3307

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3308

GROUP OF FOURTEEN ASSORTED POLYCHROMED DISHES AND PLATES.

18th-19th century, China. Two Imari pattern, five Mandarin rose, a pair with historical figures, three with floral sprays, one with butterflies, and one with figures. SIZE: Largest: 10-1/2″ dia. CONDITION: With losses, chips and repairs. 50080-25 (400-600) – Lot 3308

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3309

TWENTY-THREE ENAMELED WINE CUPS.

17th-19th century, China. Of various designs including figures, landscapes, floral enamels with four matching dishes. SIZE: Widest: 4″ dia. CONDITION: With losses, chips and repairs. 50080-22 (400-600) – Lot 3309

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3310

TWENTY EIGHT BLUE AND WHITE DISHES.

17th-19th century, China. Most export pieces including Fitzhugh pattern, Nanking cargo items and other designs. SIZE: Largest: 7″ dia. CONDITION: With losses, chips and repairs. 50080-26 (400-600) – Lot 3310

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3311

NINE EXPORT FAMILLE ROSE DISHES.

19th century, China. Each depicting butterflies and various insects. SIZE: 8″ dia. PROVENANCE: According to family tradition this item was brought back from China by Capt. Richard Alsager (1781-1841), Captain in the East India Company and later MP (1835-41) for Eastern Surrey in England. His last trip to China was in the mid-1820’s. CONDITION: Five good. One with hairline, one with small chip and three restored. 50080-13 (300-500) – Lot 3311

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3312

FIFTEEN ASSORTED PORCELAIN BOWLS.

18th-19th century, China. Nine blue and white, five famille rose and one Japanese kutani. SIZE: Largest: 8-1/2″ dia. CONDITION: With losses, chips and repairs. 50080-24 (400-600) – Lot 3312

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3313

THIRTY EIGHT ASSORTED TEA AND WINE CUPS.

17th-19th century, China. Includes blue and white and famille rose examples and depicting figures on a landscape and florals. Three with matching dishes. Together with a Kutani tea cup and saucer. SIZE: Largest: 4″ dia. CONDITION: With losses, chips and repairs. 50080-23 (400-600) – Lot 3313

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3314

FAMILLE ROSE PHOENIX DISH.

China, Guangxu mark and of the period. The dish decorated with four phoenix in flight surrounded by a network of meandering vines and flowers all encircled by an iron red and gilt ring accenting the rim. The underside with three sprays of colorful vines and flowers. SIZE: 10-3/4″ dia. PROVENANCE: Estate of a Midwestern Public University Chancellor who died in the late 1930’s. This Chancellor was invited to speak in China in 1930s, and visited Japan and India where he acquired this item. CONDITION: Very good. 49918-3 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 3314

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3315

FAMILLE ROSE PHOENIX BOWL.

China, Guangxu mark and of the period. The bowl decorated with four phoenix in flight surrounded by colorful vines and flowers. An iron red and gilt band accenting the top rim and foot. Comes with a finely carved wood stand with openwork of the same period. SIZE: 3-1/2″ h x 8-1/4″ dia. PROVENANCE: Estate of a Midwestern Public University Chancellor who died in the late 1930’s. This Chancellor was invited to speak in China in 1930s, and visited Japan and India where he acquired this item. CONDITION: Very good, one tiny glaze pop at the rim. 49918-2 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3315

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3316

INDONESIAN AGATE PRESENTATION BOWL WITH SILVER MOUNTS.

20th Century. The bowl carved from a single piece of agate in a wide flattened form standing on a splayed foot. The rim & foot with applied silver mounts displaying the Indonesian seal done in relief on a central medallion. Silver marked “AD 835”. Comes with its original fitted box displaying the Indonesian seal finished in gilt and presentation plaque “Presented by Madame K Umar Wirahadikusumah”. Also comes with wooden display stand. SIZE: 4-1/4″ h x 10-3/4″ dia. PROVENANCE: Purportedly purchased from a Bush family house sale. A gift from the wife of the 4th Vice President of Indonesia. CONDITION: Fissure in body of bowl, two blemishes to the stone & foot, blue residue around silver mounts. 49723-1 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 3316

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3317

LARGE CERAMIC GLAZED AMPHORA.

Tang Dynasty, China. Black glazed with large creamy phosphatic splashes on the shoulder. SIZE: 28″ h. CONDITION: Good. 49818-23 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 3317

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3318

HUALI AND LACQUERED BURLWOOD KANG TABLE.

Republican Period, China. Raised on hoof legs decorated with lingzhi fungus. Top framing a large single piece of lacquered burlwood. SIZE: 13″ h x 48″ w x 37″ d. CONDITION: Burlwood panel with minor scuffing and typical age cracks. Remainder with minor condensation stains. 49834-1 (800-1,200) – Lot 3318

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3318A

ELMWOOD LACQUERED LOW BENCH.

China. In the form of an altar table with raised scroll ends and ruyi head aprons. SIZE: 22″ h x 84″ l. CONDITION: Lacquered surface worn. With typical age cracks and overall wear. 49818-95 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 3318A

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3319

BLACK WOOD IMPERIAL STYLE SIDE TABLE.

Republican Period, China. Emulating 18th century zitan designs. The top, one solid piece of wood. The frame European form with lattice floral designs throughout. SIZE: 24-1/2″ h x 26-1/2″ w x 15-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Minor wear and age cracks. 49818-14 (2,500-3,000) – Lot 3319

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3320

LACQUERED HARDWOOD LOVESEAT.

Late Qing Dynasty, China. With relief carved panels depicting auspicious animals and seasonal florals, the apron depicting previous antiques. SIZE: 32″ h x 75″ w x 23″ d. CONDITION: Lacquer worn, otherwise good. 49834-4 (800-1,200) – Lot 3320

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3321

HUALI AND ELMWOOD RECTANGULAR KANG TABLE.

Republican Period, China. Central floating panel is one piece of huali wood, the apron with relief carving on longevity characters, bats and peony blooms, all raised on L-shaped legs. SIZE: 15″ h x 56″ w x 14-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Some shrinkage to top panel and joints. Typical age cracks and wear. 49834-3 (400-600) – Lot 3321

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3322

PAIR OF LACQUERED OFFICIAL’S HAT CHAIRS.

First half 20th century, China. Of standard form with lingzhi fungus details. SIZE: 38-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Scuffing to lacquer and some minor losses. Overall good. 49834-7 (300-500) – Lot 3322

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3323

SET OF FOUR LACQUERED HUALI AND ELMWOOD HORSESHOE BACK ARMCHAIRS.

China. The crestrail constructed of huali, the rest elmwood. SIZE: 41″ h x 27″ w. CONDITION: Some joints reattached and lacquer worn. 49818-7 (2,000-5,000) – Lot 3323

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3324

ROSEWOOD AND MOTHER OF PEARL ARMCHAIRS.

China, early 20th century. Each chair of a widened form, inset with marble slabs on the seat and back. The front apron, arms, and seat backs carved with openwork accented with mother of pearl inlay. SIZE: 39-1/2″ h x 25-3/4″ w. CONDITION: Overall good, some separating joints. 50068-21 (900-1,200) – Lot 3324

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3325

PAIR OF HUANGHUALI YOKE BACK ARMCHAIRS.

China. The chairs with rounded corners and nicely shaped crestrail above the “S” shaped splat accented with shallow relief carved bat and tassel design. SIZE: 42-1/2″ h x 24-1/2″ w. 20″ seat h. CONDITION: Split in the wood to one seat, otherwise good. 50068-22 (1,200-1,500) – Lot 3325

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3326

LACQUERED SQUARE FORM HARDWOOD TABLE.

Republican Period, China. The top framing three planks of wood, all raised on four hoof feet SIZE: 34″ h x 37″ w x 37″ d. CONDITION: Some shrinkage to wood panel and joints. overall wear to surface, some elements later additions. 49818-6 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 3326

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3327

LOW ELMWOOD SQUARE FORM TABLE.

Early 20th century, China. Raised on four recessed legs. SIZE: 12-1/2″ h x 27″ x 27″. CONDITION: Worn to the edges, large age crack to the middle panel. 49818-29 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3327

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3329

THANGKA OF KANDO YESHI TSOGYAL KHAM.

17th Century, Tibet. Tempera on cloth. SIZE: 36-1/2″ x 19-1/2″. CONDITION: Losses to colors and pigments. Fraying to cloth border. Overall wear. Otherwise good. 49817-2 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 3329

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3330

THANGKA OF GREEN TARA.

18th Century, Tibet. Tempera on cloth. SIZE: 37″ h x 24-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Some creasing, fading and staining. 49817-6 (6,000-9,000) – Lot 3330

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3331

FINELY PAINTED THANGKA OF ELEVEN-HEADED AVALOKITESHVARA.

18th/19th Century, Eastern Tibet. Tempera and gold leaf on cloth. SIZE: 39-1/2″ x 26-5/8″. CONDITION: Minor water stains, old creases. Minor losses to pigments. Overall good. 49817-1 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 3331

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3332

THANGKA OF VAJRADHARA.

18th century, Tibet. Tempera on cloth. The central figure surrounded by Bodhisattvas, guardians and Lamas. Framed. SIZE: 19″ x 12″. CONDITION: Unexamined out of frame but appears to be good with minor wear. 49692-3 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 3332

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3333

FRAMED THANGKA OF PADMASAMBHAVA.

The framed Thangka depicts Padmasambhava seated in the center with lotus throne pad and lotus flower decorated mandorla, on top of mountain cliff with river and hill background, seven smaller Bodhisattva surrounding him. SIZE: 31″ h x 22-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Light scattered wear. 50053-98 (800-1,200) – Lot 3333

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3336

SEVEN SCROLLS.

1) Chinese beauty. 2) God of Longevity. 3) Print of Imperial Princess. 4) Print of Imperial tribute horses. 5) Print of polo players. 6) Print of winter fishermen. 7) Print of Heavenly Princess. SIZE: Largest: 56″ x 18″. CONDITION: 1) Large tears. Paper flaking. Poor. 2) Good. 3) Good. 4) Good. 5) Good. 6) Good. 7) Poor with tears. 49670-1 (600-900) – Lot 3336

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3337

SIGNED ZHANG XIONG (Chinese, 1803-1886) FISHERMEN ON RIVER.

Cyclically dated 1840. Ink on paper depicting two fishermen on a marshy river. Framed. SIZE: Sight: 11″ x 14-1/2″. PROVENANCE: Obtained in Shanghai, late 1980s, owned by John Rosenfield. CONDITION: Some old creases and foxing throughout. Unexamined out of frame. 49818-93 (400-600) – Lot 3337

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3338

AFTER QI BAISHI, (Chinese) GOURDS AND GRASSHOPPER SCROLL.

Ink and color on paper. Together with a 10-page painting album. SIZE: Scroll: 38″ x 13″. CONDITION: Scroll is good. Painting album worn. 49950-8 (600-800) – Lot 3338

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3339

INK ON PAPER LANDSCAPE PAINTING STYLE OF DONG QICHANG.

Qing Dynasty Period. Ink on paper, vertical scroll. The painting depicts landscape scenery, with tall mountains amidst dense clouds as backdrop, with riverside scenery on the front. Artist signature and mark on top right. SIZE: 40-1/4″ l x 13-1/4″ w. CONDITION: Image worn with creases. Some losses and areas of overpainting. 50053-57 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 3339

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3341

CHINESE SCHOOL, PORTRAIT OF AN OFFICIAL.

Late Qing Dynasty, China. Ink and color on silk. Framed. SIZE: Sight: 52-1/2″ x 22-1/2″. CONDITION: Good. 49818-73 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3341

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3342

ATTRIBUTED TO YU YOUREN PAIR OF COUPLET CALLIGRAPHY HANGING SCROLLS.

Ink on paper, vertical scroll. Each couplet written with seven Chinese characters, artist signature and mark “Yu Youren” on one couplet. SIZE: 34-1/2″ h x 8″ w. CONDITION: Light foxing to image, worm damage and small losses along the edges. 50053-92 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3342

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3343
Revised: 1/11/2016

Please Note: Great News! We had a typographical error, the estimate should read $6,000-$8,000.

CHINESE SCHOOL, RAISING THE ALMS BOWL: THE CONVERSION OF HARITI THE MOTHER OF DEMONS.

17th century, China. Ink and color on silk depicting Hariti with a procession of demons meeting the Buddha. Inscribed “Da De 3rd Year”. SIZE: 9-3/4″ x 77″. CONDITION: Creases, water stains and rubbing to colors. Some tears to the mounting. 49885-2 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 3343

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3344

HORIZONTAL BUDDHIST SCROLL.

Tibet/Nepal. Tempera on linen. Top scene depicting Buddha and his disciples in a procession being greeted by various guardians and Bodhisattvas. Bottom scene featuring the townspeople celebrating the story. SIZE: 24″ h x 105″ l. CONDITION: Minor creases and wear. Edges worn. Possible areas of overpainting. 49856-2 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 3344

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3345

SHANXI BLACK LACQUERED HORSESHOE BACK ARMCHAIR.

Late Qing Dynasty, China. Of typical form, the backsplat with two inlaid marble panels and central gilt lacquer panel of a dragon and carp. SIZE: 38″ h x 31″ w. CONDITION: General wear due to age. 49905-8 (400-600) – Lot 3345

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3346

ELMWOOD LACQUERED APOTHECARY CHEST.

Early Qing Dynasty, China. Containing over 80 drawers to hold traditional medicine, with stand. SIZE: With stand: 43-1/2″ h x 36-1/2″ w x 12″ d. CONDITION: Some typical wear due to age, overall good. Stand with some losses. 49991-10 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 3346

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3347

PAIR OF OCTAGONAL LONGEVITY BOXES ON STANDS.

Mid 20th century, China. The panels decorated with cranes, Shou characters and lotus blossoms. The interior with tray. SIZE: With stand: 37″ h. CONDITION: Overall wear. 49834-6 (800-1,200) – Lot 3347

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3348

GILT LACQUERED CABINET AND STAND.

Early 20th century, Japan. Panels with raised design of plum flowers. The interior with stepped shelves and multiple compartments. SIZE: With stand: 57-1/2″ h x 36″ w. CONDITION: Minor scuffing to panels. Metal mounts cleaned. 50003-1 (800-1,200) – Lot 3348

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3349

FOUR PANEL DOUBLE-SIDED PAINTED SCREEN.

Early 20th century, India. With multiple scenes depicting lovers and reticulated floral panels. SIZE: 72″ h. CONDITION: Minor wear along edges, one foot loose. 49692-1 (3,500-4,500) – Lot 3349

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3350

SHANXI ELMWOOD COFFER TABLE.

Late Qing Dynasty, China. Two drawers and hidden compartment with allover design of plum flowers. The apron with reticulated lotus and lion dogs. SIZE: 34-1/2″ h x 42-1/2″ w x 29-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Overall wear, typical of age, but overall good condition. 49818-54 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 3350

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3351

RED LACQUERED HARDWOOD AND GREEN MARBLE INLAY SMALL CABINET.

Early 20th century, China. The interior with two doors and hidden compartment. Pin present. SIZE: 30″ h x 19″ w x 12″ d. CONDITION: Some losses to lacquer, marble scratched and typical wear overall. 49818-17 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3351

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3352

ROSEWOOD THREE DRAWER DESK.

Mid 20th century, China. Top framing a single floating panel. SIZE: 34″ h x 48″ w x 20-1/2″ d. CONDITION: Some shrinkage to wood panels and joints. Surface with minor scuffing and minor stains. Some age cracks to the legs and key missing. 49991-9 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 3352

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3353

HUALI AND MIXED HARDWOOD THREE PART DESK.

First half 20th century, China. European style with seven drawers and raised on hoof feet. SIZE: 33″ h x 49″ w x 21″ d. CONDITION: Some elements possibly later replacements. Surface with sun age and old condensation marks. 49834-5 (800-1,000) – Lot 3353

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3354

HUALI AND CLOISONNE ENAMEL INLAY COFFEE TABLE.

Mid 20th century, China. The surface inlay with three enameled panels containing precious antiques. SIZE: 16″ h x 50″ w x 18-1/4″ d. CONDITION: Overall good with minor shrinkage to joints. 49834-2 (600-800) – Lot 3354

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3355

ELMWOOD AND BURLWOOD INLAY LOW STOOL.

Republican Period, China. Square form with lacquering throughout. SIZE: 10″ h x 17″ x 17″. CONDITION: Worn. 49818-74 (700-800) – Lot 3355

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3356

POTTERY BUST.

China. Done in a northern Wei style, the bust depicting a figure with open mouth and wearing a helmet. Traces of orange pigment present. SIZE: 6-3/4″ h. CONDITION: Good with dirt encrustation. 49818-33 (100-200) – Lot 3356

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3357

CELADON GLAZED CERAMIC ANTHROPOMORPHIC OIL LAMP.

Depicting a man transforming into an animal. The oil plate adorned as a hat. SIZE: 9-3/4″ h. CONDITION: Good. Very minor wear to glaze. 49818-84 (200-300) – Lot 3357

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3358

POLYCHROMED STUCCO HEAD OF A KARMAPA.

15th-17th century, Tibet. With expressive features and wearing typical black hat with double vajra. SIZE: 12″ h. CONDITION: Wear to pigments and some losses. 49692-5 (2,500-3,000) – Lot 3358

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3359

CARVED SANDSTONE BUST OF AN OFFICIAL.

Ming Dynasty or later, China. Realistic features and wearing a tall hat with longevity fungus design. Mounted on metal stand. SIZE: 9-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Typical wear including large chips to hat and ears, nose probably worn down. 49818-64 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3359

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3360

HARD STONE MODEL OF A TURTLE.

500 BC-500 AD, Mexico. The light green stone emulating a turtle with its limb and head tucked inside the shell. SIZE: 5″ l. CONDITION: Overall wear. Good. 49818-87 (2,500-3,000) – Lot 3360

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3361

HAN STYLE POTTERY STATUE.

China. The large statue wearing a tied robe with right hand raised and stern expression to the face. Traces of pigment still visible throughout, and writing to the bottom of each foot. SIZE: 18-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Dirt encrustation to much of the exterior, scattered losses to the pigment and a chip to the tip of the nose. 49818-90 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 3361

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3362

SANDSTONE CARVED LOHAN AND TIGER GROUP.

China. Depicting Pindola taming the tiger with a fly whisp in his left hand. SIZE: 15-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Minor wear. 49818-62 (2,000-2,500) – Lot 3362

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3363

CARVED STONE BUST.

China. The carving depicting the head of a figure with serene expression and furrowed brow. SIZE: 7-3/4″ h. CONDITION: General overall wear, small section missing to back of head. 49818-45 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3363

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3364

LIFE SIZE STONE HEAD OF GUAN YIN.

China. Carved in brown polished stone with traces of gilding, stone having white variegation lines. SIZE: 18″ h. CONDITION: Some pock marks, generally good. 49942-3 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 3364

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3365

POLYCHROMED TORSO OF BUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI.

Probably Tang to Song Dynasty, China. Wearing long flowing robes, the face with serene expression and fleshy earlobes. Accompanied by wood stand. SIZE: 6-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Typical wear. Remnants of polychrome throughout. 49818-70 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3365

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3366

POLYCHROMED LIMESTONE SEATED FIGURE OF GUANYIN.

Qing Dynasty, China. Seated in royal ease with flowing robes, her left arm resting on a book. Large wood stand. SIZE: 39″ h x 22″ w. CONDITION: Remnants of polychrome throughout. Head reattached. Overall wear along the edges. 49818-55 (12,000-18,000) – Lot 3366

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3367

THANGKA OF WEALTH BESTOWING DEITIES.

18th century, Nepal. Tempera on cloth. SIZE: 21-1/2″ x 15-1/2″. CONDITION: Creases throughout. Areas of staining on right side. Minor losses to pigments. 49692-13 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 3367

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3368

THANGKA OF MANJUSHRI.

18th/19th Century, Tibet. Tempera on cloth. SIZE: Image: 47″ x 34-1/2″. CONDITION: Overall creases. Areas of overpainting. Some minor losses to painting. 49817-5 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 3368

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3369

THANGKA OF THE BUDDHA OF COMPASSION, SADAKSARI.

18th Century, Tibet. Tempera on cloth. SIZE: Image: 29-3/4″ h x 22″ w. Overall: 45-1/4″ h x 28-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Some fading and staining. 49817-7 (6,000-9,000) – Lot 3369

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3370

THANGKA OF ELEVEN HEADED AVALOKITESHVARA.

18th/19th Century, Tibet. Tempera on cloth. SIZE: 30-1/2″ w x 20-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Dirtying of image, minor creasing and minor loss to pigments. Overall wear. 49817-3 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 3370

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3371

THANGKA OF GREEN TARA.

19th century, Tibet. Tempera on cloth. SIZE: 32″ x 24″. CONDITION: Large creases throughout. Some losses to colors in image. Edges worn. 49817-4 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 3371

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3372

SILK EMBROIDERED PANEL.

First half 20th century, Japan. Repeated pattern of longevity cranes flying among autumn florals and village houses. SIZE: 154″ x 27-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good. 50007-4 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 3372

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3373

JAPANESE SCHOOL, EMBROIDERED CHINESE SCHOLAR SCENE.

19th century. Depicting the four scholarly arts: painting, calligraphy, stringed piano and Chinese chess. SIZE: 76″ x 49″. CONDITION: Loose threads throughout. 49879-1 (500-600) – Lot 3373

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3374

CELADON SEAL BOX AND COVER WITH LACQUERED SHISHI INLAY.

Meiji Period, late 19th century, Japan. The cover of the round box lacquered and with raised design of a playful shishi with multi colored brocade balls. Base signed “yume shu”. SIZE: 3-3/4″ dia. CONDITION: Very good. 49818-82 (200-300) – Lot 3374

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3374A

CINNABAR BOX.

18th century, China. Peach form with the surface carved with peaches with brocade patterns, flowers and foliage. SIZE: 5-3/4″ x 5-3/4″. CONDITION: Very good with minor scuffing to interior of lid. 1061-8 (300-500) – Lot 3374A

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3375

CLOISONNE BOTTLE VASE.

Japan, 19th century. Made in the Chinese taste, the vase molded in bottle form with a flared top rim. The exterior decorated with an intricate network of colorful and meandering vines encasing lotus blossoms. SIZE: 13″ h. CONDITION: Good, with minor pitting to the enamel, tape residue on the body. 50068-27 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3375

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3376

BRONZE CANDLESTICK AND WASH BASIN.

Japan, 19th/20th century. The first, a finely detailed bronze statue of a seated monkey with one arm raised toward the sky, holding a small pot which holds a candle. Mounted on a marble plinth. The second, a large wash basin with three groups of monkeys climbing up the walls and peering over the edge to the interior. SIZE: 1) 11″ h. 2) 8-1/2″ h x 16″ dia. CONDITION: Very good. 50068-19 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 3376

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3377

BRONZE BOTTLE VASE.

Japan, Meiji Period. The vase in lobed bottle form, tapering to a tall and slender hexagonal neck, gently flaring at the top rim. Stands on a squared off foot, and shows original patina. SIZE: 12-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Good with minor dent at top rim. 50068-34 (400-600) – Lot 3377

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3378

TWO SAMURAI SWORDS, KATANA AND WAKIZASHI, WITH LACQUER STAND.

Both 19th century, Japan. With lacquered scabbards and mixed metal accessories. Lacquer stand circa 1900 with scene of songbirds flying over the ocean shore. SIZE: Katana: 39″ l. Wakizashi: 27-1/2″ l. CONDITION: Wakizashi with small chips and surface abrasions. Katana, the tang reduced and blade possibly cut down. Surface abrasions overall. Lacquer cases with age cracks and overall wear. Stand with very minor wear. 50003-4 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 3378

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3379

COFFEE GLAZED SATSUMA VASE.

Mid 20th century, Japan. Raised slip decorated wisteria, base with impressed Kinkozan maker’s mark. SIZE: 9-3/4″ h. CONDITION: Overall very good with minor wear to rim. 49905-3 (800-1,200) – Lot 3379

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3380

PINK GLAZED STONEWARE TEA BOWL.

16th century or later, Japan. Pink glaze with white splashes and pin hole bursts throughout. SIZE: 4-1/2″ dia x 3-1/8″ h. CONDITION: Old Japanese gold restorations. 49905-24 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 3380

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3381

BLUE AND WHITE ARITA VASE.

Japan, Edo Period. A large blue and white porcelain vase in double gourd form. Both sections painted with a continuous reserve of figures within a landscape. SIZE: 15″ h. CONDITION: Old break and restoration to the body. 49905-2 (800-1,200) – Lot 3381

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3382

IMARI PORCELAIN PUNCH BOWL.

Japan, 19th century. The large bowl with ribbed walls below a scalloped rim. The interior and exterior hand painted with an intricate network of reserves displaying flowers all accented with gilt. The center of the bowl with a single roundel containing a basket overflowing with flowers and trees. SIZE: 5-1/2″ h x 16-1/4″ dia. CONDITION: A spot of professional restoration at the rim. 49951-7 (600-800) – Lot 3382

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3383

BOY’S DAY NINGYO OF A SAMURAI.

19th century, Japan. Wood and silk embroidered cloth, possibly depicting Yoshitsune. Seated on a chair with a replica sword in his left hand. Storage box. SIZE: 17″ h. CONDITION: Wear to lacquer and clothing, some minor losses to fingers. 49905-16 (300-500) – Lot 3383

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3384

LOUHANS FISHING IN MOONLIGHT.

19th century. Watercolor on silk depicting two boats filled with men fishing under trees and moonlight. Housed in a simulated bamboo frame. SIZE: 40″ x 15″ sight. CONDITION: Somewhat faded and with light toning. 49822-4 (100-200) – Lot 3384

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3385

INK & COLOR ON PAPER FU STAR.

19/20th century. Ink and color on paper, vertical scroll. The painting depicts the deity Fu Star carrying his signature Ruyi scepter, surrounded by three young kids and a female attendant, each carrying different items. No artist signature or mark. SIZE: 54″ l x 25-3/4″ w. CONDITION: Image worn and dirty, areas of restored losses and overpainting. 50053-88 (600-800) – Lot 3385

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3386

TWO SCROLLS.

19th/20th century, China and Japan. First ink and color on silk depicting a large eagle on a pine tree. Second ink and color on paper depicting large peony blooms. SIZE: Larger: 21-1/2″ x 44″. CONDITION: Both good. 49990-4 (500-700) – Lot 3386

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3387

CHINESE SCHOOL, MOUNTAIN PINE.

Ink and color on paper. A lone pine tree on yellow rockery. SIZE: Sight: 22-1/2″ 9-1/2″. CONDITION: Unexamined out of frame. Appears to be good. 49818-28 (300-500) – Lot 3387

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3388

CHINESE SCHOOL, ANCESTOR PORTRAIT OF AN OFFICIAL.

Ink and color on silk. SIZE: 24″ x 18″. CONDITION: Image with minor foxing. Silk mat with staining at the bottom. Unexamined out of frame. 49822-3 (300-500) – Lot 3388

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3389

LACQUERED PAINTING ON CANVAS.

China, 19th century. The large canvas with lacquer done in shallow relief depicting a night time domestic scene including four women, with trees and a bridge in the background, and birds flying overhead. SIZE: 29-1/4″ x 39-1/2″. Overall: 33″ x 43-1/2″. CONDITION: One repair to the canvas with associated inpainting, craquelure throughout. 50068-3 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3389

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3390

THREE CHINESE CULTURAL REVOLUTION POSTERS.

Dated 1968, 1970 and 1972. One featuring Chairman Mao, the other two with Revolution soldiers. Each framed. SIZE: Largest: 30″ x 41″. CONDITION: Unexamined out of frames, some creases and minor tears. 49818-15 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 3390

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3391

WANG GONG (20th century) TAI CHI.

Ink on gold leaf paper, dated 2006. Framed. SIZE: 27″ x 27″. CONDITION: Unexamined out of frame. Good. 49818-2 (3,000-4,000) – Lot 3391

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3392

YAN BOJIANG (Chinese, 20th century) “BIG TREE”.

Ink and color on paper. SIZE: 54″ x 27″. CONDITION: Good. 49818-20 (3,000-4,000) – Lot 3392

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3393

POLYCHROMED WOOD HEAD OF BUDDHA.

China. With serene expression, downcast eyes and fleshy earlobes. The hair painted blue. SIZE: 17″ h. CONDITION: Minor losses to pigment. 49890-3 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 3393

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3394

STONE BUDDHA HEAD.

China, possibly Qing Dynasty. The face with a serene expression and small mouth exhibiting a peaceful smile. Finished with gilt and traces of pigment on the face and throughout the rounded lobe hair. SIZE: Approx. 10-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Good with wear to the gilding and pigment, general surface wear. 50068-18 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 3394