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Showing 1-48 of 549 lots

This sale was held on 26/01/2019 at 10:30 am

Property of a lady - a large Indian gouache painting depicting figures on a terrace, in gilt frame, 41.75 by 32ins. (106 by 82cms.) (overall) (see illustration).

£80 - £120

Property of a gentleman - a set of eighteen late 19th / early 20th century Indonesian watercolours depicting Indonesian figures, each titled, each approximately 6.9 by 9.05ins. (17.5 by 23cms.), in matching glazed black frames (18) (see illustration).

£80 - £120

An Indian hardwood box with pierced brass mounts, 17ins. (43cms.) wide (see illustration).

£80 - £120

Property of a deceased estate - a long kelim, 131 by 55ins. (333 by 140cms.) (see illustration).

£50 - £100

Property of a deceased estate - a Turkish hand knotted wool rug, with ivory field, 72 by 53ins. (183 by 134cms.) (see illustration).

£50 - £100

Property of a deceased estate - a Cashmiri hand knotted wool rug of 'Jewel of Kashmir' design, 47 by 31ins. (119 by 78cms.) (see illustration). Provenance - this lot is accompanied by an original receipt from Indo Kashmir Carpet Factory, New Delhi, dated 14 August 1978 for Rs.3,200.

£50 - £80

Property of a gentleman - two similar Japanese pottery koro's, late 19th / early 20th century, the pierced covers with karashishi finials, each 5.75ins. (14.6cms.) high (2) (see illustration).

No Estimate

A late 19th / early 20th century Japanese Kutani stickstand or umbrella stand, of octagonal form, painted with bijins in gardens, 23.7ins. (60cms.) high (see illustration).

£50 - £100

Property of a lady - a Japanese Satsuma vase of square section, Meiji period (1868-1912), painted with panels of figures in landscapes, a landscape, and chickens in landscape, two-character signature to base, 6ins. (15.2cms.) high (see illustration).

£150 - £250

Utagawa Toyokuni III (1786-1865) and Hiroshige II (1826-1869) - Lady Tiger (Tora Gozen) from the series Eight Views of the Soga Brothers Story, with the actor's own calligraphy - woodblock print, oban, circa 1861, mounted but unframed, 23.3 by 16.5ins. (59.2 by 42cms.) (overall) (see illustration).

£100 - £150

Utagawa Kunisada III (1848-1920) - Geisha preparing for a party - woodblock print, oban, circa 1869, mounted but unframed, 23.3 by 16.5ins. (59.2 by 42cms.) (overall) (see illustration).

£100 - £150

Utagawa Toyokuni III (1786-1865) - Dainagon Yoritomo from the series Thirty-Six Immortals of Poetry - woodblock print, oban, circa 1852, mounted but unframed, 23.3 by 16.5ins. (59.2 by 42cms.) (overall) (see illustration).

£100 - £150

Utagawa Toyokuni III (1786-1865) - Kabuki actor playing the role of Gonju - woodblock print, oban, circa 1847-52, mounted but unframed, 23.3 by 16.5ins. (59.2 by 42cms.) (overall) (see illustration).

£50 - £80

Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900) - Kabuki actor, Ichimura Kakitsu - woodblock print, oban, circa 1866, mounted but unframed, 23.3 by 16.5ins. (59.2 by 42cms.) (overall) (see illustration).

£50 - £80

Property of a lady - after Hiroshige Ando - a set of four woodblock prints from the series 'Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido', in glazed faux bamboo frames; together with two woodblock prints of geishas after Utamaro Kitagawa, one in glazed frame, the other mounted but unframed; and two after Sharaku Toshusai, in glazed frames (8) (see illustration).

£80 - £120

Property of a lady - a folio of five modern reproductions of famous woodblock prints; together with eleven loose reproduction woodblock prints, mid 20th century, mostly mounted (16) (see illustration).

£50 - £80

Property of a lady - a Japanese scroll painting on silk depicting a bullfinch in a cherry tree, 20th century, with 2-character signature & red seal, the painting 13.8 by 16.35ins. (35 by 41.5cms.), with bone ends, in fitted wooden box (see illustration).

No Estimate

A collection of sixteen books & catalogues relating to Japanese arts, mostly woodblock prints & artists (16) (see illustration).

£80 - £120

Two small Japanese mixed metal boxes, the larger 2.3ins. (5.8cms.) wide (2) (see illustration).

£80 - £120

Property of a lady - an early 20th century Japanese white metal rectangular box, decorated in relief with flowers, the lid detached, 10ins. (25.4cms.) wide; together with a Chinese hardstone model of a tree (2) (see illustration).

No Estimate

Property of a deceased estate - a mixed lot including a late 19th century Japanese Imari octagonal bowl, 9ins. (23cms.) across, an early 20th century Japanese lacquer table cabinet, and a pair of bezique markers, and a damaged Alan Caiger-Smith storage jar (a lot) (see illustration).

No Estimate

A late 19th / early 20th century Japanese Shibayama style black lacquer photograph album, containing postcards depicting views in Gibraltar, South Africa, Egypt, and Spain, the album 14.2ins. (36cms.) wide (see illustration).

£50 - £80

Property of a deceased estate - a Japanese carved hardwood shodana or display cabinet, Meiji period (1868-1912), losses, 37.25ins. (94.5cms.) wide (overall) (see illustration).

£100 - £150

Property of a gentleman - a late 19th / early 20th century Japanese or Korean elm two-part cabinet with sliding doors & drawers, 38.5ins. (97.5cms.) wide (see illustration).

£150 - £250

Property of a gentleman - an early 20th century Japanese ginbari cloisonne circular box & cover, decorated with flowers on a blue ground, 3.55ins. (9cms.) diameter (see illustration).

No Estimate

Property of a gentleman - a Japanese gold inlaid iron tsuba, 19th century or earlier, decorated with a warrior and a monkey, 3.25ins. (8.3cms.) diameter (see illustration).

£50 - £100

Property of a gentleman - a Japanese katana, Showa period (Second World War), the blade stamped 73715, with iron tsuba, in gold painted metal scabbard (see illustration).

£100 - £200

Property of a gentleman - a Japanese katana, Showa period (Second World War), the tang signed Ishihara Yoshisada (of Seki province), with decorative iron tsuba, in gold & silver painted metal scabbard (see illustration). Provenance - this sword is accompanied by a copy of the certificate from Allied Land Forces, Singapore District, dated 14 February 1946, authorising Major K.G. Aston to retain and ...

£200 - £400

Property of a lady - a Chinese wucai ovoid ginger jar & cover, painted with four panels of dragons, underglaze blue Wanli 6-character mark within a double circle but late 19th century, restoration to rim & to cover; together with an associated carved hongmu stand, 7.25ins. (18.5cms.) high (2) (see illustration).

£80 - £120

Property of a deceased estate - an 18th century Chinese blue & white & famille rose wash bowl, painted with butterflies & flowers, short hairline to rim, 16.3ins. (41.5cms.) diameter (see illustration).

£80 - £120

A Chinese Dehua blanc de Chine porcelain figure of a seated dignitary, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 8.4ins. (21.3cms.) high (see illustration).

£300 - £500

Property of a deceased estate - an 18th century Chinese blue & white & famille rose mandarin pattern vase, 7.5ins. (19cms.) high; together with two blue & white plates, Kangxi period (1662-1722), the larger 9ins. (23cms.) diameter (the plates with hairlines) (3) (see illustration).

No Estimate

A Chinese pale blue ground bowl painted with four calligraphy characters each centred by a figure of Shoulao, apocryphal Zhengde 6-character mark, 4.5ins. (11.4cms.) diameter (see illustration).

£200 - £300

Property of a deceased estate - two Chinese Yixing teapots, both with impressed seal marks to undersides & to inside of covers, the larger 5.7ins. (14.5cms.) long (2) (see illustration).

No Estimate

A pair of Chinese blue & white barrel seats, modern, each 18.1ins. (46cms.) high (2) (see illustration).

£50 - £100

Property of a gentleman - a pair of Chinese turquoise, manganese & ochre glazed models of ducks, late 19th / early 20th century, 9.5ins. (24cms.) high (2) (see illustration).

No Estimate

A group of four porcelain items including a famille rose baluster vase painted with a pheasant among peonies & rocks, third quarter 20th century, with calligraphy, 12.3ins. (31.2cms.) high (4) (see illustration).

No Estimate

A late 19th century Chinese famille verte hexagonal baluster vase, painted with warriors in landscape, on fitted hardwood stand, 15ins. (38.1cms.) high (overall) (see illustration).

£300 - £500

A private collection of Chinese ceramics & works of art - a Chinese blue & white porcelain shallow dish, the interior and exterior both painted with four fish among weeds, underglaze blue Jiajing 6-character mark within a double circle but later, 10.25ins. (26cms.) diameter (see illustration).

£50 - £100

An early 20th century Chinese Yixing teapot, with white metal mounts, impressed mark to base, 7.7ins. (19.5cms.) high (overall) (see illustration).

£200 - £300

A 19th century Chinese blue & white porcelain baluster vase, painted with four alternating panels of ladies in gardens & birds in flowering trees, apocryphal Kangxi 4-character mark, 8.75ins. (22.2cms.) high; together with a 19th century Chinese Canton famille rose porcelain comb box, 6.9ins. (17.5cms.) long; and a similar barrel shaped box (3) (see illustration).

£80 - £120

A group of four Chinese ceramics, 18th & 19th century, comprising a mandarin pattern tea caddy, a blue & white 'cracked ice' ground ovoid ginger jar with carved wood cover, a Canton teapot, and a small famille rose vase (4) (see illustration).

£50 - £80

A Chinese gilt decorated sang de boeuf glazed baluster vase, probably late 19th / early 20th century, cracks, 16.2ins. (41.1cms.) high (see illustration).

No Estimate

A large pair of Chinese blue & white sleeve vases, 19th century, painted with scrolling lotus, extensive damage to rims, each approximately 24ins. (61cms.) high (2) (see illustration).

£100 - £200

A 19th century Chinese Canton famille rose baluster vase, repaired, 24.2ins. (61.5cms.) high (see illustration).

£50 - £100

A Chinese famille rose ovoid ginger jar, with yellow ground, Guangxu period (1875-1908), cover missing, underglaze blue 4-character mark to underside, 8.85ins. (22.5cms.) high (see illustration).

£80 - £120

An early 20th century Chinese Canton famille rose medallion bowl, three rim chips with associated hairlines, 13.4ins. (34cms.) diameter (see illustration).

No Estimate

A large Chinese blanc de chine group of the Eight Immortals on waves, 13.2ins. (33.5cms.) high (see illustration).

£100 - £150


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