Asian Works of Art, Lots 1-423 Wednesday 6th June 2018 at 11am
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European Works of Art, Lots 424-749 Thursday 7th June 2018 at 11am
Lots: 1-50 of 749
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Lot 1
A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN CHARGER, KANGXI (1662-1722)
circular with barbed rim, painted with a central panel of birds and flowering peony against a diaper pattern ground reserved with panels enclosing landscapes alternating with flowers
38cm diameter
Estimate:  £600 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 2
A KRAAK PORCELAIN STORAGE JAR AND COVER, WANLI (1573-1620)
the ovoid body painted in underglaze blue with panels of flowers and rockwork, the shoulder and domed cover with further foliate panels, all against a ruyi-studded strap and key-fret ground, with probably 18th century South East Asian metal rim mounts, hinge, clasp and finial
40cm high
Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 3
A CHINESE CADOGAN TYPE PORCELAIN WINE POT (OR TEAPOT), EARLY 20TH CENTURY
peach form, the yellow ground painted in famille rose enamels with lotus flowers and bats amidst blue and green scrolls, 16cm high; together with four various Chinese export porcelain teapots and covers, 18th century
(5)
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 4
A CHINESE PORCELAIN TEAPOT AND COVER, QIANLONG (1736-1795)
globular, Mandarin palette, painted each side with a figurative panel inside an underglaze blue frame against an iron red scale pattern ground
16cm high, replacement metal spout
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 5
A CHINESE PORCELAIN PART DINNER SERVICE, GUANGXU MARK, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
famille rose yellow ground, painted with panels enclosing characters against a yellow ground filled with flowers and tendrils, comprising: seventeen plates, 24.5cm diameter, three further smaller plates, twelve saucer dishes, 24cm diameter, fourteen bowls, a further smaller bowl, nine shallow bowls and fourteen covers, and thirteen spoons
(83)

Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 6
TWO CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES, 20TH CENTURY
double gourd ovoid, each moulded in high relief with figures against a turquoise ground, apocryphal iron red Qianlong seal marks
7cm high, rim chip to one
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 7
‡ A CHINESE DAYAZHAI ALMS BOWL, GUANGXU PERIOD (1875-1908)
the rounded sides rising from a countersunk base, the sides painted en grisaille with leafy branches of peony, reserved on a yellow enamel ground, with an inscription in iron red, Dayazhai and a seal, Tiandi yijia chun (Springtime in Heaven and Earth, One Family), the base with the iron-red four-character mark, Yong qing chang chun (Eternal Prosperity and Enduring Spring)
25cm diameter

Provenance: Christie's, London, 22nd May 1997, lot 515
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 8
A PAIR OF CHINESE IMARI PORCELAIN MUGS, CIRCA 1720-50
baluster, painted with vases of flowers on a table beneath a diaper pattern border reserved with flower panels, 15cm high, one handle detached; together with a Chinese export porcelain mug, Qianlong (1736-1795), cylindrical, painted in the Mandarin palette with a hunting scene, 13cm high, chips
(3)
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 9
A CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE WATER BOTTLE AND A BASIN, CANTON, 19TH CENTURY
each painted with figurative panels inside key pattern borders against a ground filled with insects, flowers and Buddhist emblems, bottle with associated cover 35cm high, basin 41cm diameter, some damage; together with a Canton famille rose bowl, with single handle, and a soap dish and liner
(6)
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 10
A CHINESE BISCUIT PORCELAIN GROUP, QIANLONG (1736-1795)
modelled as a smiling man and woman standing side by side, he in celadon glazed long robes, she in a blue glazed coat
17cm high, heads restuck
Estimate:  £60 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 11
‡ A CHINESE PORCELAIN 'BOY AND CHICKEN' CUP, QIANLONG SEAL MARK AND PERIOD (1736-1795)
the steep rounded sides resting on a countersunk base, famille rose painted with a continuous scene of a boy approaching a rooster in a garden with flowering peony issuing from rockwork, with an inscription of an Imperial poem by the Qianlong Emperor and dated with the bingshen year corresponding to 1776
5.5cm high

Provenance: Christie's, London, 19 June 2001, lot 97
Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 12
A CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE BOX AND COVER, CANTON, 19TH CENTURY
rectangular, the cover painted with a seated official and attendants, the body with two divisions to the interior, the exterior painted with panels of birds in flowering branches reserved against a solid gilt ground filled with bats and flowers
18.5cm long
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 13
A SMALL CHINESE PORCELAIN BOTTLE VASE, LATE MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY
blue and white, painted each side with a bird perched in flowering branches
15.5cm high
Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 14
A PAIR OF CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN PLATES AND A PAIR OF BOWLS, QIANLONG PERIOD 1736-1795
each painted in enamels and gilding with a bird flying amidst a willow tree, rocks and peony and chrysanthemum flowers growing behind a zig-zag fence
plates 23cm diameter, one rivetted, some cracks
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 15
‡ A CHINESE DOUCAI 'LOTUS' BOWL, YONGHENG MARK AND PERIOD (1723-1735)
circular on rim foot, painted to the exterior with a stylised lotus scroll above a band of petals at the foot, the interior painted with a single lotus
9.5cm diameter
Estimate:  £2500 - 3500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 16
‡ A CHINESE BLUE OVERLAID WHITE GLASS BOTTLE VASE, 19TH CENTURY
the rounded sides rising from a recessed foot to a tall cylindrical neck, carved with a design of a fruiting gourd vine, below a band of hanging leaves at the rim
22cm high
Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 17
‡ A CHINESE OVERLAID GLASS JAR AND COVER, QING DYNASTY, 19TH / 20TH CENTURY
ovoid, carved in blue, red, black, yellow and green over a white ground, depicting scholars in a landscape playing musical instruments, reading, conversing and on horseback below a band of ruyi to the rim, the cover with a design of lotus scroll below a circular knop, underside with apocryphal four character Qianlong mark
13cm high
Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 18
A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN BOTTLE VASE, KANGXI (1662-1722)
painted with stylised flowers and tendrils beneath a knopped waisted neck painted with flowers and stiff leaves
24.5cm high, damage to neck and losses

Estimate:  £120 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 19
‡ A PAIR OF CHINESE BLUE GLASS 'ZHADOU' VASES, QIANLONG MARK AND PERIOD (1736-1795)
the rounded sides of each rising from a short straight foot to a flaring rim, of deep blue colour, the base with Qianlong four character mark within a double square
10cm high
Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 20
‡ A CHINESE LAPIS LAZULI MOUNTAIN, 19TH CENTURY
deeply carved on the front with a sage and two attendants traversing a bridge on their way to a pavilion nestled amidst trees, while a third attendant ascends a path higher up the mountain-side that leads to a terrace on the reverse where two cranes await, with pine, bamboo and two deer standing on a ledge below
29cm long excluding wood stand

Provenance: a private collection formed in Asia prior to WWII, and thence by descent within the family, until sold Christie's, New York, 22/23 March 2012, lot 1938; private Asian collection.

See a related lapis lazuli boulder carved with similar decoration apparently to be found in the collection of the Palace Museum, Beijing, is illustrated in Zhongguo meishu fenlei quanji, Zhongguo yuqi quanji, Vol.6 Qing, Hebei, 1991, p.180, No.262, where it is dated middle Qing dynasty.
Estimate:  £2500 - 3500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 21
A CHINESE POTTERY FIGURE OF A HORSE, TANG DYNASTY (618-906)
modelled in striding pose with open mouth
55cm long, some restoration

Sold with an Oxford Authentication Certificate, confirming that the figure was last fired between 1000 and 1600 years ago, Sample No. C118f10

Estimate:  £3000 - 5000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 22
A PAIR OF CHINESE POTTERY FIGURES OF FEMALE ATTENDANTS, TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
each standing in long robes
33.5cm high
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 23
A MOULDED SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY DISH, LIAO DYNASTY (907-1125)
of lobed form, with shallow slightly rounded sides rising from a flat base, moulded to the interior with a central floral roundel surrounded by four stylised flowers, each lobe of the cavetto decorated with a lotus flower, all against a ground of waves, the base left unglazed
14.5cm diameter
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 24
A CHINESE BRONZE QILIN INCENSE BURNER, 17TH / 18TH CENTURY
the mythical beast with head turned to side and holding a pearl in his left raised claw, with scaly body and serrated spine, the head with open mouth above a simple hinge at the collar (hinge pin lacking), dark chocolate brown patination
40cm long including its cloud scroll carved stand


Estimate:  £1500 - 2500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 25
A CHINESE JADE VESSEL AND COVER, 20TH CENTURY
of archaistic pouring form, carved with taotie motifs, openwork scrolls and a drop-ring below the lip, with openwork carved wood stand
14.5cm long
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 26
A CHINESE JADE CENSER & COVER, 20TH CENTURY
bulbous, carved with lion mask openwork handles and four lion mask headed feet, the cover with Buddhist lion finial
15.5cm high excluding associated circular wood stand

Estimate:  £100 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 27
‡ A CHINESE SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF A LUOHAN, 19TH CENTURY
the beige soapstone figure carved seated and holding a scroll in his left hand, wearing loose robes with an incised foliate border and scattered clouds
10.5cm high
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 28
§A CHINESE IVORY AND PAINTED 'MANDARIN' FAN, CANTON, MID 19TH CENTURY
the ivory monture with guards deeply carved with figures amid pavilions and foliage, the sticks carved to both sides of the gorge in low relief over a pierced linear ground with similar subjects, the paper leaf painted with gardens and pavilions, the figures with applied silk clothes, the faces of applied and painted ivory, to one side centred by a scene in a theatre, flanked by groups of courtiers, a group of female soldiers and a scholar on a white horse, the other side with further groups of courtiers and another equestrian figure, 27.5cm high, in probably original black lacquer fitted box gilded with vignettes of figures in gardens and foliate panels and borders, box 34cm long
(2)
Estimate:  £600 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 29
§A CHINESE TORTOISESHELL BRISE FAN, PROBABLY CANTON, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY
each guard gilded with a lion mask suspending a drop of flowers, a butterfly, a vase and a tassel, the sticks finely pierced with scrollwork panels, geometric borders and three shaped cartouches, gilded to both sides with Buddhist lions flanking a vignette of two figures at a table, gilt-metal loop suspending a brown silk knotted cord terminating in two tassels
19.5cm high excluding loop
Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 30
§A CHINESE TORTOISESHELL BRISE FAN, CANTON, MID 19TH CENTURY
the guards deeply carved with roses below figures and pavilions amidst foliage, the sticks carved to both sides in low relief on a pierced linear ground with similar motifs, the stamped metal loop with paste terminals suspending a knotted silk cord terminating in three differently coloured tassels
23cm high excluding loop
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 31
§A CHINESE IVORY AND PAINTED FAN, PROBABLY CANTON, LATE 19TH CENTURY
with shaped plain ivory monture excepting a roundel carved with the initials MS to one guard, the paper leaf painted with flowers, butterflies and birds, 27.5cm high excluding metal loop with mother-of-pearl washers, in its probably original black lacquer box, the lid gilded with figures in a garden, the interior lid painted on silk with a pheasant, flowers and rocks
(2)
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 32
§A CHINESE IVORY BRISE FAN, CANTON, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
square-ended, the sticks carved to one side in low relief against a finely pierced linear ground with a roundel initialled J.D.H. flanked by bracketed cartouches surrounded by birds and trailing flowers, the solid guards carved with birds and flowers on a patterned ground and panels of pavilions and foliage, paste mounted pivot pin
20.5cm high
Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 33
§A CHINESE IVORY BRISE FAN, PROBABLY CANTON, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY
the sticks carved in low relief to one side on a finely pierced linear ground with a panel centred by a vacant cartouche surrounded by figures amidst garden pavilions below a border of fruits and an arcade containing dragons, phoenixes and further figures, each guard carved to the inner side with figures and to the outer with a further dragon and phoenix
19cm long
Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 34
§A CHINESE IVORY BRISE FAN, CANTON, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
the sticks carved to one side over a finely pierced linear ground with a landscape oval flanked by urn motifs surrounded by trailing flowers and birds, the guards carved with flowerheads on a patterned ground, with an associated cream Duvelleroy stamped later box
guard 27cm long

Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 35
§A CHINESE IVORY BRISE FAN, CANTON, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
the sticks detailed to one side with birds and flowers trailing over a finely pierced scrollwork ground, the central oval initialled EAK on a fine linear ground flanked by urn motifs, the solid guards carved with flowerheads on a patterned ground
26cm high

Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 36
A CHINESE BLACK LACQUER BRISE FAN, PROBABLY CANTON MID 19TH CENTURY
each side gilded and painted with a small landscape oval centring scenes of equestrian figures and attendants on foot amidst buildings and trees below an arcade of various bird figures and above a band of diaperwork
19.5cm high
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 37
A JAPANESE IMARI CHARGER, MEIJI PERIOD (1868-1912)
fluted, centrally painted with a vase of flowers against a ground gilled with ho-o birds and flowers, 47cm diameter; together with a Japanese Imari large bowl, Meiji period, painted with panels of shishi against an elaborate ground, 31cm diameter, some damage
(2)
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 38
§A CHINESE IVORY WORK BOX, CANTON, MID 19TH CENTURY
of cut-cornered rectangular bowed outline, with metal drop loop handles and key escutcheons to front, the whole covered in deeply carved panels between scroll foliate borders with figures, pavilions, boats and bridges amid foliage, with florally carved apron between the grotesque mask headed paw feet, the interior with a lift-out tray with red silk pin cushion and complete with the following carved components: two lidded compartments, two needle cases, a pair of small jars and covers, a clamp with red silk pin cushion, a clamp with spool, a long rotating spool, four thread containers (one missing lid), a cylindrical thread dispenser, an elliptical thread holder, eight thread crosses, a thimble, and a quantity of various bodkins, with a key
30cm long

For another very similar work box (or sewing casket) see Gorringe's, Lewes, 28 November 2017, lot 257
Estimate:  £3000 - 5000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 39
§A JAPANESE IVORY NETSUKE, BY RANSEN, KYOTO, EDO PERIOD, MID 19TH CENTURY
carved as a chick hatching from its egg, signed to oval reserve
3.6cm long
Estimate:  £600 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 40
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF KARURA (GARUDA), BY KOKEISAI SANSHO, OSAKA, 1871-1926
pale boxwood, signed with the kaō
5.1cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.2
Estimate:  £2000 - 2500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 41
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF A GURNING GHOUL, BY KOKEISAI SANSHO, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
pale boxwood, signed with kaoō
3.9cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.220
Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 42
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF SHISHIGUCHI, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
dark wood, unsigned
5.1cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.70
Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 43
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF KARASU-TENGU, BY JOGETSU, MID 19TH CENTURY
dark wood, signed 'Jogetsu to'
3.8cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.219
Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 44
A LARGE JAPANESE DOUBLE MASK NETSUKE OF OKAME AND HYOTTOKO, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
wood with dark inlaid pupils, unsigned
5.1cm high

A similar mask was in the sale of the Mang Collection, lot 295, described as a tonkotsu cover. In fact both are netsuke with the mouth on both sides serving as himotoshi.

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.211
Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 45
A JAPANESE DOUBLE MASK NETSUKE OF OKAME AND USOBUKI, 19TH CENTURY
boxwood, unsigned
4.2cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.210
Estimate:  £350 - 450 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 46
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF CHIDŌ, BY TETSURO, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
lacquered wood, signed 'Tetsuro' with kaō
4.8cm high

Tetsuro was a talented student of Kano Tessai.

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.3
Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 47
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF KARURA (GARUDA), LATE 19TH CENTURY
lacquered wood, unsigned
5.7cm high

Although this artist's work resembles that of Kano Tessai (see lot 6?????), it is distinguished by the use of a rounded himotoshi bar.

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.4
Estimate:  £900 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 48
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF KARURA (GARUDA), LATE 19TH CENTURY
lacquered wood, unsigned
5.1cm high

See note to previous lot

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.5
Estimate:  £800 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 49
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF KARURA (GARUDA), BY KANO TESSAI, CIRCA 1921-25
lacquered wood, signed 'Tessai to' with kaō, in its original box signed and sealed by the artist
3.5cm high
(3)

The original box identifies this as a copy of a mask in the Shosoin Imperial Repository, with the studio name Saisho Shoja, used in the last four years of the artist's life.

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.6
Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 50
A JAPANESE MASK NETSUKE OF KONGO-RIKISHI, BY KYOSAI, 19TH CENTURY
lacquered wood, signed 'Kyosai'
5cm high

Peter E. Müller Japanese Mask Collection No.7
Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
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