European & Asian Works of Art Sale on
Wednesday 22nd November 2017
On view:
19 November 2017 12:00 to 16:00
20 November 2017 10:00 to 20:00
21 November 2017 10:00 to 17:00
Lots: 251-300 of 501
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Lot 251
A CHINESE CLOISONNE ENAMEL BOTTLE VASE, QIANLONG PERIOD (1711-1799)
the slightly compressed globular body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall tapering neck, brightly decorated with scrolling lotus reserved on a turquoise ground, the base later inscribed with a Qianlong mark
12cm high

Provenance: Private English Collection, acquired circa 1970, then by descent.
Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 252
A GOLD BEAD NECKLACE, PROBABLY CHINESE 19TH CENTURY
designed as a graduated row of hollow beads with applied wirework decoration, unmarked, length 430mm approximately, 8gr; together with a gold amulet pendant, probably Thai, late 19th century, triangular, containing a Chinese clay Buddha behind mica
(2)
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 253
A CHINESE CELADON JADE ARCHAISTIC CUP, QING DYNASTY, 18TH / 19TH CENTURY
circular, stepped base, carved in relief with four rows of bosses divided by dragon-head handles
10.5cm long
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 254
A CHINESE JADE HORSE FIGURE, MING STYLE
pale celadon tone with dark brown inclusions, carved with the beast on his back, his head to his chest and legs and tail tucked in
9.5cm long
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 255
A CHINESE JADE BELT CATCH, 19TH / 20TH CENTURY
carved with a stylised Qilong curling around the central aperture, of ash tone with brown inclusions
7cm long
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 256
§A CHINESE IVORY BOX, PROBABLY CANTON, LATE 19TH CENTURY
rectangular, the lid and sides carved in relief at intervals with figures in barbed panels, with a foliate pierced apron and mask and paw feet
24cm long
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 257
§A CHINESE IVORY CASKET, PROBABLY CANTON, MID 19TH CENTURY
rectangular, with stiff leaf borders, the cover deeply carved with a group of four figures with goats flanked by trees and pavilions, three further animals and birds above, the sides carved in relief with further figures amid garden pavilions, the front additionally with a scroll foliate shield and gilt-copper escutcheon, on ball feet, the satin-lined interior with a shallow tray with gilt-copper handles
13.5cm long
Estimate:  £600 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 258
§A CHINESE IVORY PUZZLE BALL ON STAND, PROBABLY CANTON, LATE 19TH CENTURY
the ball openwork carved with dragons amidst clouds containing a further twelve concentric diaper pierced spheres, the stand with openwork carved dragons to base below a scholar figure and turned stem interrupted by a pierced cylinder
ball 7cm diameter, 31cm high overall
Estimate:  £120 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 259
§A CHINESE IVORY GROUP, 19TH CENTURY
carved as a pair of naked women on a palm leaf, a modesty cloud over their midriffs, depicted with bound feet and highly dressed hair resting on a pillow
8cm long
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 260
§A CHINESE IVORY FRAME, PROBABLY CANTON, LATE 19TH CENTURY
domed rectangular, the easel frame deeply carved with birds amidst flowering branches concealed by doors carved with dragons on a pierced diaper ground, 8cm long; together with a Chinese ivory brush pot, probably Canton, late 19th century, carved with figures amid garden pavilions on a diaper-pierced ground, rim foot openwork carved with scrolls and foliage, 10.5cm high
(2)
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 261
§A GROUP OF FIVE CHINESE IVORY FIGURES OF SHOU XING (SHOU LAO), CIRCA 1900
each carved as the god of longevity with peach branches and fruit and attendant children, three showing him riding a deer, tallest 8cm high; together with another Chinese ivory of a god, the hatted figure riding a horse beside an attendant with fruiting branch
9.5cm high
(6)
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 262
§A CHINESE IVORY BOX, PROBABLY CANTON, LATE 19TH CENTURY
rectangular, carved with panels of flowers in relief against finely pierced diaperwork grounds, the pad feet headed by stylised masks and flanking openwork foliate spandrels
11.2cm long
Estimate:  £70 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 263
§A JAPANESE IVORY OKIMONO OF A FATHER AND SON, GYOKUYUKI, MEIJI PERIOD (1868-1912)
sectionally carved as the man rests his son on his hip and a small bird lands on his arm (his long staff lacking), shaped oval base, signed to underside
21cm high
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 264
§A JAPANESE IVORY OKIMONO OF AN ANGEL AND TWO CHILDREN, GYOKUYUKI, MEIJI PERIOD (1868-1912)
the scantily clad celestial figure holding her encircling cloud tendril as two children play at her feet, signed to underside
23cm high
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 265
§A JAPANESE IVORY OKIMONO OF KINTARO FIGHTING THE GIANT CARP, GYOKUYUKI, MEIJI PERIOD (1868-1912)
carved as the young Kintaro, astride the head of the fish, is about to plunge his sword into its neck whilst the carp leaps from the water, shaped oval base, signed to underside
22cm high
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 266
§A JAPANESE IVORY OKIMONO OF A MAN AND BOYS WITH BAMBOO LADDER, MEIJI PERIOD (1868-1912)
carved with the man holding the ladder in one hand and a fan in the other, one boy at his feet holding a bowl, the other climbing the ladder holding a flag, signed to underside
21cm high
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 267
§A JAPANESE WALRUS IVORY OKIMONO OF KANNON AND WORSHIPPERS, MASAYUKI, MEIJI PERIOD (1868-1912)
carved with four figures clambering the rock she stands atop, signed to underside
18cm high

Estimate:  £180 - 220 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 268
§A JAPANESE IVORY OKIMONO OF A FARMER, KAZUYUKI, MEIJI PERIOD (1868-1912)
sectionally carved walking home holding a bundle of faggots on his back and a small scythe in the other hand, signed to underside
18.5cm high
Estimate:  £180 - 220 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 269
§A JAPANESE IVORY OKIMONO OF A FARMER, TOSHIMASA, MEIJI PERIOD (1868-1912)
carved leaning on a stick, a daikon radish on his back, underside with signed red lacquer reserve
12.5cm high
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 270
§A JAPANESE IVORY OKIMONO OF A FARMER AND SON, TOSHIMASA, MEIJI PERIOD (1868-1912)
carved standing whilst supporting his son to one shoulder, underside with signed red lacquer reserve
16.5cm high
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 271
§A JAPANESE WALRUS IVORY OKIMONO OF JUROJIN, TOSHIYAKI, MEIJI PERIOD (1868-1912)
the bearded deity with hands concealed in his sleeves clutching a missing element to his shoulder, underside signed
15.5cm high
Estimate:  £120 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 272
§AN IVORY OKIMONO OF A FARMER AND HIS SONS PICKING FRUIT, SANKO, MEIJI PERIOD (1868-1912)
one son standing by the basket at his father's feet, the other on his shoulder handing down fruit, signed to underside
12.5cm high
Estimate:  £120 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 273
§A JAPANESE WALRUS IVORY OKIMONO OF A CHINESE SCHOLAR WITH A DEMON, KAZUYUKI, MEIJI PERIOD (1868-1912)
carved with the serious and bearded scholar holding a tree-branch in one hand, the other behind his back supporting the demon peering over his shoulder, signed to underside
18.3cm high
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 274
§A JAPANESE IVORY OKIMONO OF A WARRIOR WITH BIRDS, KOICHI, MEIJI PERIOD (1868-1912)
the sectionally carved figure clutching his long staff whilst a bird lands by his sword and another perches on a rock by his feet, signed to underside
21cm high
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 275
§TWO JAPANESE IVORY OKIMONO OF FARMERS, MEIJI PERIOD (1868-1912)
sectionally carved, one holding a basket of produce to his back in one hand and a rake in the other, the second with a log on his back and a damaged implement to the other hand
15.5cm tallest
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 276
A JAPANESE LACQUER ZUSHI (SHRINE), MEIJI PERIOD (1868-1912)
of rounded rectangular section, the gilt-metal-mouted black lacquer door opening to reveal a giltwood Buddha standing before a mandorla on a lotus base, the interior of each door painted with Kannon
22cm high
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 277
A JAPANESE SMALL SILVER & ENAMEL VASE, MEIJI PERIOD (1868-1912)
the bulbous body applied with an enamelled exotic bird perched on enamelled flowering peony branches amidst chased clouds, the slender waisted neck and shaped foot rim applied with wirework scrolls and enamelled flowerheads, plaque to underside inscribed 'Ujinao koku' (carved by Ujinao)
14.5cm high
Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 278
§ATTRIBUTED TO THE WORKSHOP OF JEAN-ANTOINE BELLETESTE, (1731-1811): THE FOUR SEASONS
a set of four French ivory figures, Dieppe, circa 1800, carved after Charles Le Brun (1619-1690) as Saturn representing Winter, Flora for Spring, Ceres for Summer and Bacchus for Autumn, each on a waisted ivory veneered plinth with ebonised top and base
19cm high overall

These figures are based upon the set of four seasons which were part of Louis XIV's 'Grande Commande' for the park at Versailles. Following Charles Le Brun's preliminary designs (see additional image), the statues were executed in marble by four different sculptors.

The Belleteste family were amongst the most renowned Dieppoise ivory carvers; as well as the workshop in Dieppe, they had premises in Paris. Supposedly a set of Jean-Antoine's seasons were in the cabinets of Marie-Antoinette at Versailles and another set of seasons (as well as many other pieces) may be found at the Chateau-Musée de Dieppe. His son Louis-Charles-Vincent (1757-1819) was equally well known; his ivory model of an 88-gun ship given to Napoleon is held by the French National Maritime Museum (Inventory No.1BF8). The grandson Louis-Charles-Antoine (1787-1832) worked for the Duchesse de Berry.

For a closely matching set of Belleteste seasons, see Bonham's, Sydney, 27 May 2012, lot 303 and for other sets, see: Christie's, Paris, 24 June 2009, lot 400 and Bonham's, London, 2 November 2011, lot 29, all on similar waisted plinths.
Estimate:  £2500 - 3500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 279
§AN IVORY FIGURE OF THE CHRIST CHILD, GOA, 17TH CENTURY
carved standing, the stylised hair and features with traces of colour, arms lacking (probably originally in 'Salvator Mundi' pose), on a partial base
25cm long
Estimate:  £1200 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 280
§Ferdinand Preiss (1882-1943): 'boy with bow' and 'girl with dove'
a pair of German ivory figures, Berlin, circa 1930, the opposing pair each with one arm raised, the boy pulling back his bow (bow lacking), the girl with a dove landing on one hand and a bowl of bird-seed in the other, affixed to the original Brazilian onyx oblong plinths, boy signed to ivory, girl signed to plinth
18.5cm high overall

Related literature: Bryan Catley, Art Deco and Other Figures, Woodbridge, 1981 p.280
Estimate:  £1500 - 2500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 281
§Ferdinand Preiss (1882-1943): Pierrette
a German chryselephantine figure, Preiss & Kassler, Berlin, 1920s, modelled as a young girl with arms akimbo, the patinated bronze with cold-painted red waistband and conical hat, with finely carved ivory head and arms, signed F.PREISS. in the bronze and with PK monogram, affixed to original Brazilian green onyx octagonal plinth
18.5cm high overall

Associated literature: Bryan Catley, Art Deco and other Figures, Woodbridge, 2003, p.284
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 282
§Julius Schmidt-Felling (1835-1920): female figure
a German chryselephantine figure, Preiss & Kassler, Berlin, circa 1920, modelled as a young woman clutching her dress to one knee, the bronze with silvery patination, with finely carved ivory arms and head, signed in the bronze, PK monogram, on original Brazilian green onyx square plinth
16.5cm high
Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 283
§MANNER OF FERDINAND PREISS: NYMPH COLLECTING WATER
a carved ivory figure, probably German, early 20th century, the kneeling nude gathering water in a shell as it gushes from under a plant, on onyx stand
8cm high overall
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 284
§A SET OF FIVE CARVED IVORY CHARLES DICKENS CHARACTER FIGURES AND A PAIR OF BUSTS, GERMAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY
after the illustrations by 'Kyd' (Joseph Clayton Clarke 1857-1937), each on bulbous rosewood or ebonised wood stands with inset ivory banners, the figures titled 'SERJT BUZFUZ', 'JINGLE', 'Ms. STINGINS' [sic] for Mr Stiggins, 'TOOTS' and 'QUILP', the busts 'JINGLE' and 'BUMBLE'
13.5cm highest including stand
(7)
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 285
§AN ART NOUVEAU CARVED IVORY PLAQUE, FRENCH, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
the rectangular panel depicting in low relief the head of a young woman, her hair up and a chiffon-like material swirling below her bare shoulders, monogrammed EC or FLC and with a shield of fleurs-de-lys bottom right, in original fitted green leather case gilt tooled with alternate rows of fleurs-de-lys and roses, cream velvet lined
panel 17 x 10.8cm
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 286
A SIENA MARBLE FIGURAL OIL LAMP, ITALIAN, 19TH CENTURY
after the Antique, the top carved as the head of Bacchus below two entwined serpents forming the handle, the shell form body affixed to a later plinth
12.5cm long

For a red marble example with acanthus carved handle, see Sotheby's, Paris, Collection of Baron de Rédé from the Hotel Lambert, 16 March 2005, lot 14
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 287
A GILT-BRONZE AND ONYX TAZZA, FRENCH, CIRCA 1900
triangular onyx base on gilt-bronze leaf-headed paw feet joined by openwork aprons, the stem formed as three gilt-bronze cherubs supporting the onyx bowl on their backs
30.5cm diameter
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 288
AN ITALIAN MARBLE RELIEF OF CHRIST IN THE TOMB, PERHAPS BOLOGNA, 16TH CENTURY
rectangular, the recumbent figure attended by two winged putti, further winged putti heads behind, in a modern wood frame
marble 55cm long
Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 289
A GEORGE II FRUITWOOD TREEN NUTCRACKER, DATED 1739
cylindrical, the screw terminal dated to one side and initialled SL to the other, covered in geometric carved decoration
7.5cm unextended
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 290
A PAIR OF CARVED GILTWOOD AND POLYCHROME FIGURES OF ANGELS, PROBABLY SPANISH, 18TH CENTURY
both shown genuflecting, one with a hand on his knee and the other hand raised, the other gesturing with both hands to one side behind him, with gilt robes and wings
46cm high
Estimate:  £500 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 291
A FLORAL SILKWORK PICTURE, ENGLISH, SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
depicting flowers and feathers arranged in a basket surrounded by a border of pressed gilt card, in a glazed gilt gesso frame
frame 60.5 x 69.5cm
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 292
THE 'FILM WEEKLY' AWARD, 1937: A BRONZE REPRESENTING TRAGEDY AND COMEDY, SIGNED 'F.V.B'
the rectangular base engraved with an inscription below the legend 'THE FILM-WEEKLY AWARD,' two naked female figures above, ebonized wood base
30cm high overall

The inscription reads: 'HERBERT WILCOX for the production and direction of VICTORIA THE GREAT Judged the best British film of 1937'

Herbert Wilcox's triumph with his film, Victoria the Great, was assured when it was awarded first-class honours at the 1937 International Film Exhibition in Venice and also received encouraging comments following preview showings in the United States. Its world premier, on 16 September 1937 at the newly-decorated Leicester Square Theatre, London, confirmed its success. The stars were Anna Neagle (who became Mrs Herbert Wilcox in 1943) as Queen Victoria and Anton Walbrook as Prince Albert.

Another bronze of this model, the Film Weekly award for the best performance of 1938, which was given to Ralph Richardson for his portrayal of Robert Carne in the film South Riding, was sold in the Ralph Richardson Collection sale at Sotheby's, London, 27 April 2001, lot 268.

Provenance: The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (see the following lot and lots 344, 392-395 for further items with the same provenance.)




Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 293
A MATCHED THREE-PIECE GILT-BRONZE CLOCK GARNITURE, FRENCH, CIRCA 1900
the clock with eight-day movement striking on a bell signed Rollin à Paris, the white enamel dial (damaged) similarly signed and with Roman hour numerals within a minute track and outer Arabic numeral five minute intervals, the shaped balloon case with openwork rocaille surmount and embellished with further rocaille and foliage, diaper panels, fixed to a shaped base applied with an inscribed plaque to the front, the pair of Rococo style candelabra each with four scrolling branches and central openwork finial
clock 54.5cm high, candelabra 46.5cm high

The inscription reads: Presented to Sir William F. Jury on the occasion of his Knighthood by Members of the CINEMATOGRAPH INDUSTRY 1st January 1918

Provenance: The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (see the previous lot and lots 344, 392-395 for further items with the same provenance.)
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 294
A LARGE GILT-BRONZE THREE-PIECE CLOCK GARNITURE, FRENCH, LATE 19TH CENTURY
eight day bell striking movement by Samuel Marti et Cie. of Paris, pendulum and movement both numbered 1975, with key, the dial with Roman numerals on enamel shields, the case and accompanying pair of nine-light candelabra richly openwork cast with scrolls and foliage, the bases applied with Renaissance dolphins, the candelabra complete with detachable nozzles and removable central finials
candelabra 82.5cm high including openwork finials, clock 69cm high
Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 295
AN ORMOLU-MOUNTED BLACK MARBLE PORTICO CLOCK, FRENCH, CIRCA 1800
drum movement with silk suspension striking on a bell, white enamel dial with Roman numeral hours, with eagle finial and six flanking vases of flowers, each pair of supporting columns centred by a canephore-mounted pilaster, the rectangular plinth mounted with lions and a rosette and palmettes motif, spreading ormolu feet, on a wood stand (originally intended for a glass dome)
47.5cm high excluding wood stand
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 296
A BRASS CARRIAGE TIMEPIECE, LATE 19TH CENTURY
single fusee movement, the dial covered in scroll foliate engraving, sight ring with Roman numerals, plain case with deeply bevelled glass panels throughout, with key
20cm high handle raised
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 297
A FRENCH GILT-BRASS REPEATING CARRIAGE CLOCK, ACHILLE BROCOT, PARIS, LATE 19TH CENTURY
the movement stamped with AB monogram in a star, striking the hour and half hour on a gong, hour repeating, white enamel dial with hour Roman numerals and five minute Arabic numerals, worn retailer's signature below, corniche case with bevelled glass panels, with key
16.5cm high with handle raised
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 298
A FAIENCE PLATE, FRENCH, LATE 19TH / EARLY 20TH CENTURY
in 17th century Nevers style, painted in manganese and blue with a mounted hunter trying to spear a lion in pursuit after Antonio Tempesta's (1555-1630) series of hunting prints, underglaze blue N mark
23.3cm diameter
Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 299
TWO SPANISH FAIENCE BOWLS, PROBABLY TERUEL, 16TH/17TH CENTURY
glazed earthenware, the larger painted with stylised fish motif, the underside with old collection label, the other with a parakeet, each with semi-abstract scrolling decoration
8.5cm high; 22.5cm diam. and smaller
(2)

Provenance: Private Collection, London. Acquired Andre Cohen, Paris, 1950.

Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 300
A MEISSEN VASE, 20TH CENTURY
after the design of circa 1865 by Ernst August Leuteritz (1818-1886), pedestal urn shaped, applied with entwined snake handles, the body painted with flowers below the deep blue neck, with gilt detailed formal and fluted borders, underglaze blue crossed swords, impressed and painted numbers
22cm high
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
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